The Almeria Focus – May 2022

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Introduction & Contents

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

Contents Better Times Ahead? .......................................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 Boosts for the Economy ..............................................................36 So Now You Know ...............................................................................38 The Unhappy Owner of “Día” ................................................40 Ukrainian Refugees in Spain ...........................................42 Cheaper Electricity ..................................................................44 Useful Numbers .....................................................................45 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................46 Community News ..............................................................................81 What’s On ...........................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations .......................................87 Your Stars …..........…...………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ….....……………............................................92 Coffee Break ………………...…….............................................…94 For general or advertising enquiries, call or WhatsApp Clare on 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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he horrendous and barbaric war in Ukraine continues with nearly five million people fleeing Ukraine, and seven million displaced within the country. The EU directive on March 10th allowed refugees to come to member states with a “fast track” procedure to grant residency. On April 10th, just one month later, Spain announced that an estimated 110,000 refugees had arrived in Spain, just short of the number of Ukrainians living here before the war. Spain is considered to be an excellent example of how the system is working with a streamlined procedure. We comment on this in an article and in our “In the News” section. 90 university professors or experts in their field, over the age of 60 (so they can leave Ukraine), have come to Spain and are being absorbed into universities or other agencies such as the Spanish Nuclear Authority. Many of them have previously met their Spanish counterparts at international symposiums. The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, and numbers stubbornly remain quite high. On April 19th, as expected, it was announced that wearing masks in internal areas and businesses was no longer compulsory from the 20th. They are still required at health centres, in hospitals, for visitors to homes for the elderly and on public transport. There are contradictory views as to whether this is a good thing, and the Junta de Andalucía have decided that business premises can still require that people wear masks, and recommend it is in force in crowded areas, such as shopping centres, supermarkets, cinemas and theatres without good ventilation. This is because the Health Minister for Andalucía considers that the numbers of infected people are still too high. He has asked central government to authorise the fourth vaccine for people over the age of 80, as a disproportionate number are becoming reinfected. He puts this down to the fact that it is six months since their last dose, and he thinks that the fourth dose should “probably” be extended to people over the age of 70.

The price of electricity is still very high and is pushing inflation up, but at least the price of fuel for vehicles has come down. The EU have accepted that Spain and Portugal are a special case and are entitled to a reduction in electricity prices, and has made this the “Iberian Exception”. How much of an exception remains to be seen, but we explain the twists and turns in an article, and we highlight measures taken to improve the economy until June 30thin a further article.

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Tourism expectations are that numbers might approach 80% of those from 2019, with luck, assuming holiday makers can get on aircraft in the UK following enormous queues and delays! Numbers of tourists over Easter were good, with a particular boost in rural accommodation. The dates for cultural and other events are now coming back to normal in many cases, although the Almería city carnival is only just taking place, and the Águilas carnival is postponed to the end of July and part way through August. The Moors and Christians events in Mojácar and Vera take place on the normal dates of June 10th-12th. May is the month when Roman Catholic children have their first communion, usually followed by a meal for family and friends. Sunday May 15th is a major fiesta in Madrid to celebrate Saint Isidro, a farmer, who is said to have helped large numbers of the poor in 1172. Mojácar and other towns and villages celebrate this with decorated farm vehicles going into the countryside, known as a “romeria”.

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In the News Summer Flights into Almería ‘Aena’ is the state-owned entity that is responsible for all aspects of air travel in Spain, managing 46 airports and two heliports. They approve routes, licences, airport fees, airport expansion, luggage and cargo handling, and licences and rent for shops such as the duty-free ones. At the end of March, they announced the flights that were scheduled until the end of October to and from Almería airport. There are a total of 29 destinations with 4,800 flights and anticipated passenger numbers of 700,000 which is 80% of 2019 numbers. Domestic flights are from Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, Melilla, Palma de Mallorca and Santiago de Compostela, along with new routes to Vitoria and Zaragoza. International flights are to 11 countries including Poland, Slovakia, the UK, Iceland, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxemburg, the Czech Republic and France. As regards the UK and Ireland, there are flights from Stansted, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol and Dublin. Aena stated that it was hoped that there would not be changes to the scheduled flights because of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Airport taxes in Spain have been scrapped until 2025 to attract operators. A subsidiary company, Aena International, manages 15 airports in Europe and the US including Luton where they own a 51% stake. Lots of Rain The general public were not very impressed with the large amount of rainfall during March, particularly when it was full of Sahara sand. Sand and dust in the Sahara are blown up by strong winds, and if the wind is in the right direction, it comes over Spain. Once it is here, and there is rainfall, it falls and covers everything underneath it. In many places the air quality was considered to be extremely bad and a danger to health. Agriculturalists were delighted to see the heavy rain as the previous dry spell was becoming a serious drought. In our area they rely on water from the Cuevas reservoir that increased by 8.4 hectometres, finishing off at 25.8, compared to 17.4 last year. Out of the 27 weather stations in Almería province

only seven recorded less rain than in March 2021, and 11 saw a large increase that was three times the average during the hydrological year that starts in October. Some places in the province recorded more than 300 litres per square metre during March, and 700 in the first week of April. In Serón, the 105 litres per square metre since October went up to 422. Major damage was recorded after the very high seas that affected almost everywhere along our coastline including Almería capital, Níjar, Carboneras, Mojácar, Garrucha, Vera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Pulpí, El Ejido, Roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce and Adra. Apart from a major loss of sand, many beach bars were very badly affected, along with beach toilet blocks, storage areas, showers and promenades. Total damage was estimated to be well over 1.5 million euros, and on April 7th a grant of 1.6 million euros for Almería province was announced by central government. Replacement sand was not expected to be trucked in until the end of April.

Still Chaotic Electricity Prices When the new system of electricity prices started up last year it was supposed to be very simple. There are cheap, medium and expensive times of the day, and the cheapest “valle” periods are from midnight to 8am and all weekends. On weekdays, the medium price “llano” periods are from 8am to 10am, 2pm to 6pm and 10pm to midnight. The expensive “punta” periods are from 10am to 2pm and 6pm to 10pm. The different amounts of money we pay for each hour of each period totally affects the 11 million customers paying via the ‘PVPC’ method where the cost changes every hour. Traditionally, people who opted for “plans” with fixed prices often pay slightly more money but they have the peace of mind that they know what they have to pay. Unfortunately, the system of hourly changes in price has been totally flawed since day one for customers who think that they understand that the cost varies according to the time of day within the bands. There has been so much volatility in the “pool” prices in Spain and Portugal that the idea of cheap, medium and expensive bands has almost completely proved to

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In the News be wrong. The Spanish website www.tarifaluzhora.es has a chart each day that shows the cheapest, medium and expensive hours as being green, orange and red for the current day. Usually, this does not tally with the three bands of the new system at all. On Friday, April 1st, for example, the cheapest “green” hours were from midnight to 7am, but also from 2pm to 6pm which is supposed to be the medium rate. From 8am to 9am it was the “red” expensive price, but apart from this one hour, from 7am to 2pm it was the “orange” medium price with no “red” hours until 7pm to 11pm. The cheapest “green” hours cost between 25 and 29 céntimos for each kilowatt used (1,000 watts), the “orange” medium cost went from 31 to 38 céntimos and the “red” expensive period was between 39 and 46 céntimos. Because there was such a mix up in hourly cost, it was nothing like how it was supposed to be, with an average hourly price of 32 céntimos. On Saturday, April 2nd, so the “green” cheap prices all day, the price overnight from midnight to 8am was between 33 and 36 céntimos, higher than on Friday, and the cheapest periods were from 11am to 6pm when the price went from 13 to 19 céntimos, an extreme variation throughout the day. The average price was 29 céntimos, only 3 céntimos cheaper than Friday, April 1st. An even more striking example was on Friday, April 8th when the lowest price was 5 céntimos from 3pm to 4pm, and 38 céntimos from 8pm to 9pm. A major contribution from wind and solar farms was given as the reason for this very large swing. The only way to see exactly what you are being charged, if you are on the PVPC system, is to look at the prices that are posted in the late evening for the following day on www.tarifaluzhora.es. (You can also see the prices that have been charged previously by altering the date). Hopefully, prices in May will be cheaper overall, and we explain what is being proposed in an article. Whatever the overall difference in cost, the chaotic variation each hour will almost certainly continue!

New Labour Figures By April 1st employers had to change any temporary contracts for employees to permanent ones, in the most part after pressure from the EU. The

advantage of permanent contracts is that it gives security for employees and means they can get onto the housing ladder. Employers can still make workers redundant, but they now have to be paid 23 days per year instead of 20, as part of the new regulations until June 30th. There are two situations where temporary contracts can be issued and the first one is if a company suddenly sees a steep rise in orders that they don’t consider to be permanent. The other one is if employees are needed to cover a person who is off work, such as during paternal and maternal leave. By the end of March, the numbers of unemployed people in Spain had fallen to 3.1 million, the lowest since March 2008, and 140,200 people who obtained jobs started paying into the Social Security system. Andalucía bucked the trend slightly, and in March there was an increase in the unemployed that went up by 1,911.

Spain and Ukraine Regular surveys are taken in Spain to determine the opinions of the general population and the things that worry them. Recently, there were questions regarding the war in Ukraine. 78% of people surveyed were completely or very much in favour of the sanctions, and 58% agreed with sending weapons there. 48% of people thought that an increase in defence spending in Spain was a good idea and 41% were in favour of sending Spanish troops to Ukraine. 25% have donated food or medicine, 25% have donated money and another 20% have provided bedding and toys to help the refugees. 90% of people stated they were quite worried, and 26% said that on some occasions, news items on television made them cry. Another 26% stated that the war was causing them stress, sleeplessness or anxiety. Over 50% of people were worried that the conflict might turn into a third World War, and 80% stated that they had never considered that there might be a war like this in 21st century Europe. ‘Western Leone’ For Sale The Grupo Rukasa, the current owners of the Western film site ‘Western Leone’ in Tabernas, have put it up for sale. It is the site where the Sergio Leone films were made from 1968. There are a

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In the News large number of visitors each year, and many of them pose to have their photos put on a “Wanted” poster. The owners state that it is the ideal site for a film studio and is in great demand for the filming of short films and commercials. Recent commercials made there were for the Mini Cooper, Ford Ranchera, Mercedes Benz Italia and Telefónica. Interested purchasers can obtain more information by ringing 910 053 993.

nationwide plan was approved by central government in late March, and is obviously very complicated! Further details are expected to be announced in due course as to exactly how this will work in practice, but it is stated that it will be fully operational in June. When the scheme was first announced, tickets for bull fighting were included. After the expected outcry, free attendance at bull fighting was dropped! Hanseatic Nature

A Mixed Marriage A woman rang the Guardia Civil police and complained that her husband was being extremely abusive verbally, and she was frightened. In cases of abuse, police act very quickly and, as is normal, her husband was taken to a police station for questioning, and female officers talked to the woman who was very agitated. It turned out that the verbal abuse related to the war in Ukraine and the woman was Ukrainian and her husband was Russian! Following the questioning of both of them the woman decided not to make a ‘denuncia’ (an Cruise Ships Back official complaint). Almería port began to receive cruise ships in April The 400 Euros Cultural Grant at the start of the cruise ship season. On April 6th Last year it was announced that young people who the ‘Hanseatic Nature’ berthed overnight. These have their 18th birthday in 2022 will be given a ships normally specialise in “Adventure cruises” such “cultural grant” of 400 euros, and this is estimated as the Antarctic, the Amazon and Swedish fiords. to apply to 7,700 people in Almería province. It is This is the first time that this company have included designed to help revitalise the cultural industry that Almería on their list of stop-overs. The ‘Azamara was badly hit by COVID-19. 200 euros of the grant Quest’ docked on April 12th followed by the ‘Star will be for tickets and subscriptions for performing Flyer’ on the 16th. The ‘Wind Surf’ also came and arts, live concerts, cinema, museums, exhibitions will come back twice during the season. and audio-visual festivals. 100 euros can be spent on books, magazines, periodicals, video games, vinyl Record 2021 Exports discs, CDs and DVDs. The other 100 euros is for Last month we commented on the strong Spanish digital or online use such as subscriptions for online industry figures. In 2021 some 28,600 companies music, audiobooks, e-books, podcasts, online in Andalucía exported goods, which is a rise of 28.4% videogames and digital subscriptions to newspapers above 2020 figures and the highest number since and magazines for a period of four months. There statistics were first compiled in 1995. A core number will be a virtual pre-paid card issued for the full of 5,500 companies made regular exports that amount that is valid for 12 months and can be were 88% of the total trading. Andalucía became “spent” on collaborating entities who have to sign the fourth largest exporter after Madrid, Catalonia up for the scheme. In the event that a young person and Valencia. As regards food products, Almería does not have the facility to download the virtual province was the leader once again and exported app, a physical card can be requested. The goods worth 12.4 billion euros, 10% more than in

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In the News 2020. Sales of olive oil were up by 22% and brought perhaps this will result in some further discussions and action. Over the years, studies have been made in 9.5 billion euros. to determine if residents of Palomares were Palomares News contaminated, and for several years after 1966 During the cold war in 1966 there was always one selected residents were tested every year in Madrid, US bomber plane on patrol with nuclear missiles. paid for by the US. A comprehensive study They were refuelled in flight, and in January 1966 comparing Palomares with another village in Spain the US tanker plane that came from their base in with similar population and agriculture, concluded Rota collided with a bomber plane over Palomares. that the cancer rates were identical. Despite this, Four nuclear bombs were jettisoned with three some Guardia Civil police officers sent to Palomares landing on Palomares and one in the sea. Two of in 1966 claim that they have contracted cancer as the nose cones split on impact which dispersed a result. This has never been accepted by health radioactive plutonium dust. An extremely large authorities in Spain. contingent of 1,600 US servicemen and a host of naval vessels came to Palomares, and contaminated A Fourth COVID-19 Dose soil was loaded into 4,800 barrels that was taken At the end of March, Jesús Aguirre, the Health back to the US and buried in a site in Colorado. A Minister for the Junta de Andalucía, asked the considerable amount of soil was left behind, with Spanish Minister of Health to authorise the fourth some of it being ploughed in. US servicemen have dose of the vaccine for all residents in old people’s been campaigning for years for compensation and homes and other elderly people, “probably” over medical treatment after they claimed that the the age of 70. People especially vulnerable had cancers that they were suffering from were from already received the fourth dose, but Jesús Aguirre the contaminated soil. They complained that they stated that the number of people over the age of only had their normal uniforms that they couldn’t 80 who were becoming infected was thought to change very often. In 2019 the New York Times be partly because they had received the third dose published the result of an investigation into how about six months ago and their immunity was many servicemen had been affected and established diminishing. In Andalucía, the infection rate of people that there were 41 people with cancers that were over the age of 80 was 400 per 100,000 but in definitely caused by plutonium. As a result, Almería province it was 470. It was stated that servicemen were given the right to pursue claims vaccines were available and the 3,200 elderly persons for benefits. This April, a bill was passed in the US in homes in Almería province could be vaccinated Congress entitled “Honoring our PACT act’ that within a week. establishes medical help and compensation for 3.5 million veterans from various conflicts. Included in Chaos at the Pumps the legislation are the 1,600 veterans from the On April 1st the price of petrol, diesel and all other Palomares incident, and this is subtitled as being fuels for vehicles, came down by 20 céntimos a “The Palomares Veteran Act”. There are still major litre. The Spanish government reduced their duty court proceedings in Spain as the Greenpeace by 15 céntimos and the supply companies reduced organisation is trying to make the Spanish Nuclear their price by 5 céntimos. There were major queues Authority remove the remaining contaminated soil, at many large petrol stations with some motorists but there is nowhere in Spain where it can be taken queuing for up to half an hour. This was a bit short to. Over the years there have been promises from sighted as the reductions remain in force until June the US that they would come and remove the 30th. Another problem from the first day is that remaining soil, but this has never happened. With the prices shown at the pumps are before the the new legislation passed in the US that recognises discount is taken off. Motorists who complained the cancers resulting from the plutonium dust, about this were told that if they asked for a receipt

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In the News when they paid, this would show the discounted amount. Some large companies such as Repsol, Cepsa and BP are giving an extra discount for customers who have their respective loyalty cards.

Ukrainian and Russian Vaccinations As part of the procedure to welcome refugees from Ukraine, a vaccination programme against COVID-19 has been introduced. Figures in February were that only 45% of adults had been fully vaccinated out of the population of 43.4 million. People in Ukraine have been vaccinated with the AstraZenica, Pfizer Biontech, Moderna and Coronovac types. In Russia, sanctions have been put in place by the US and the EU against the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) that fund the production of the Sputnik vaccine. This means that second doses of the Sputnik vaccine cannot be exported to several countries including Argentina that only uses this vaccine. International health officials say that the RNA Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can be used for the second or booster vaccinations. Mental Health and Obesity People who considered that they were overweight were invited to take part in a survey designed to show links between their weight and mental health. Mental health worries came into three categories. The first one was that they were not able to take part in all the activities that they would like to do. Secondly, potential health problems were a real worry, and lastly, obesity was seen as a problem emotionally because it was considered that they were less attractive to the opposite sex. The survey was carried out by the Allurian company that are involved in weight loss by use of a gastric balloon. In Andalucía, 88% of people surveyed have gained an average of 7.8 kilos compared to their weight in 2019, so during the COVID-19 pandemic. 49% considered that a correct body weight was fundamental to being happy with their life, but 78% of people in Madrid thought this was really important. 50% of people surveyed throughout Spain considered that online diet plans didn’t work. 54% of overweight people in Andalucía accepted

that being overweight could lead to heart problems, diabetes and liver problems that were worrying, 18% thought that it took longer to fall asleep, and 23% considered that it affected their sex life. 84% of people surveyed considered that a good diet and exercise was the best way to lose weight, followed by some distinct diet plans. As regards gastric balloons, 59% thought that this involved surgery that they did not want to have, whereas in reality it is done without surgery or hospitalisation. Dilbar

Embargoing Russian “Super Yachts” Enormous “super yachts” are being targeted in various countries as part of the sanctions against Russian oligarchs. Proving the exact ownership is quite difficult as they are often technically owned by shell companies, deliberately designed to hide the exact owner or owners. In early April, 13 had been seized in Europe, including Spain. The largest one at that time was the 165 metre long ‘Dilbar’ estimated to have cost 550 million euros and was seized in Hamburg docks. The ‘Tango’ is much smaller with a value of 82 million euros and it was seized in Mallorca at the request of the US authorities. Agents from the FBI joined Spanish Police as they wanted to examine the documentation, and at the same time, the ‘Lady Anastasia’ was seized. Investigations are ongoing in Tarragona relating to the ‘Crescent’ valued at 100 million euros and reputed to belong to another Russian oligarch. It has been seized whilst the investigations continue. Two super yachts estimated to be worth 900 million euros, considered to be owned by the Chelsea football owner Roman Abramóvich, left Europe for

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In the News Turkey at the start of the sanctions, one of them from Barcelona. The ‘Valerie’ super yacht was seized in Barcelona following the captain telling the port authorities it was about to leave port. The value of this yacht is stated to be 130 million euros. The seizing of these super yachts also prohibits them from being sold whilst berthed in Spain, and they are put on a maritime register that notaries will find in the event of a proposed sale.

forces. The present regulation is that there are five police per 5,000 inhabitants. In very small municipalities there may only be one police and the new regulation is that police in other surrounding municipalities would join forces so that there are five. It is stated that this will apply to 10,000 police in 787 municipalities. The Institute for Emergences and Public Security in Andalucía will liaise with the local police forces to train them in matters such as absenteeism from school, equal opportunity and violence in general.

Living Alone In Almería Province Latest figures are that 60,000 people in our province live alone. The next largest sector is a couple with two children. People who live alone between the ages of 25 to 34 are partly ones who have moved to another place to find work. From 35 to 49 years of age, many of them are separated or divorced. In the higher age group this includes people who have become widows and widowers. With the increase in life expectancy the percentage of people living alone (predominantly women), over the age of 65, has gone up from 16.5% in 1981 and 18% in Mobile Phones Don’t Cause Cancer 1991 to 19.2% in 2021 years ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified mobile phones which Domestic Water Prices emit electromagnetic fields as “possibly The high price of electricity is affecting the price carcinogenic.” This followed a suspected increased of desalinated water, and the supply companies risk of glioma, a malignant brain tumour, detected want to increase the price we pay. Municipalities in a study of more than 5,000 patients.A new study are in negotiation with them to try to minimise the led by scientists from Oxford University and the increase. There is quite a big difference in our IARC confirms the findings of a large number of region, depending on where you live, and in Vera previous studies, concluding that normal use of a where the water comes from the company Codeur mobile phone does not cause tumours of any kind. the price in band two is 1,16 euros per m3. In Mojácar The new study has used data from the so-called and Cuevas del Almanzora where the water comes “UK Million Woman Study”, a project that recruited from Galasa the cost is 1,86 euros, but in Almería one in four women born between 1935 and 1950, city the price from the Agualia company is 2,01. with the initial aim of investigating breast cancer. The average price per cubic metre in Spain is 1,74 The total number of women taking part amounted euros but in Murcia city it is the most expensive in to 800,000. Following a further study over 15 years, Spain at 3.16 euros, followed by Barcelona at 2,87 the authors have stated that 0.42% of the euros. participants developed a brain tumour, with similar figures for mobile phone users, and those who Combining Municipal Police Forces have never had a mobile phone. Scientists have Municipal “local” police are employed by their observed no significant differences in the risk of municipality who pay their wages and equipment glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma or other costs. The Junta de Andalucía is passing a law that tumours suspected of being associated with the allows police in small municipalities to combine use of wireless devices.

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In the News Elections in Andalucía National, regional (in our case the Junta de Andalucía) and municipal elections take place after a maximum period of four year, but elections can be called, or forced by a vote of no confidence, before then. In 1978, the self-governing Autonomous Community of Andalucía was formed, and the PSOE (roughly a labour party) remained in power until 2018! The PP (roughly a conservative party) then took over, and elections are due in December. Juanma Moreno is the President of the Junta and one proposal was that elections were called in October or November, but he does not think that this gives him time to pass the budget for 2023 (assuming the PP stays in power), as the new parliament and President may not be formed until December or January. The other proposal is that elections take place in June, before the summer recess. Elections have to be called 54 days before they take place, and elections always take place on a Sunday. If they take place on June 12th, elections had to be called for by April 19th, or if June 19th by April 26th. This gives a much longer time period before the 2023 budget is passed. Indications in April were that the PP party would have the most votes, as was the case in 2018, but they would need to join forces with the Vox (right wing party) to have a majority, which also happened last time.

the investment is given as being 7 billion euros. There will be grants from funding for innovation in the electric vehicle market from central government and the Valencia autonomous community of a projected 2.9 billion euros. Current plans are that the factory will start production in 2026 which is the date when the Mediterranean Corridor is scheduled to be fully operational.

More AVE Work Possible

The AVE (high speed train) project in our area comes from Murcia city to Almería city, and in Murcia there have been extreme delays. There is a by-pass section at Totana that is 12km in length, and the initial route meant the compulsory purchase of 394 houses and plots of fertile agricultural land. This did not go down at all well! A new route has been approved that only has 47 plots of agricultural land affected and eight dwellings. The cost is higher as it needs very long viaducts, some of them between eight and nine metres in height. ‘Adif’, the Spanish rail authority, has submitted the revised project to central government for approval, and state (probably optimistically) that bids and contracts for the work to start will be completed before the end of this year. This is the last section in Murcia where nothing has happened up to date, and all the other sections have been started, or work authorised. The AVE is supposed to arrive in Almería city in 2026 but this is thought to be quite unlikely, with 2028 being New Volkswagen Battery Factory Volkswagen have a factory making Seat cars at floated as a more realistic date. Martorell and Volkswagen cars at Pamplona. They No Smoking Barcelona Beaches have announced that an entirely new factory to produce batteries for electric vehicles will be built Last year Barcelona put in place a pilot scheme that at Sagunto with 65,000 inhabitants, 25km from stopped smoking on four of their 10 beaches. Valencia. In a press release, the company stated that Reactions from the general public were 80% in favour, a very large number of criteria made Sagunto the and this year, from July, it applies to all their beaches. best one. The town is 32km from Valencia airport Cigarette butts that contain plastic are difficult to and near the A-7 motorway that is part of the collect if discarded, are not bio-degradable, and the Mediterranean Corridor. Another deciding factor is authorities consider that “passive smoking” is also a the close proximity to the University of Valencia and problem. the Valencia Polytechnic where they can have technology links, fund research and recruit graduates. Far More Tourists in 2021 Another major reason is that the industrial complex In 2020 there were restrictions in travel in Spain and Pare Sagunt 2 is being drastically extended, which just under 1 million tourists came to Almería province, will be ideal for the new factory. The battery plant in the most part Spanish nationals. The Department will give direct employment for 3,000 people and of Statistics from the Junta de Andalucía have stated

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In the News that numbers went up by 83% in 2021 to 1.9 million. risk of catching fire onboard a ship, but if one does Coastal areas saw the most tourists, but small hostels catch fire, it is intense and difficult to put out. in rural areas were popular, as people considered Overhead sprinklers can put out a fire in a that there was less change of catching COVID-19 conventional car on board, but as the batteries from than in a hotel. 71% of the numbers in 2021 came electric cars are underneath, the sprinklers have here for a holiday, 29.2% were visiting family and little effect. The Japanese shipping company ‘ have friends, and 4.3% came for fiesta events or business stated that in future they will not carry second-hand purposes. The average tourist spent 65.4 euros, and electric or hybrid cars. marks out of ten for the overall experience were 8.6 for nature and the countryside and 8.5 for “Most Wanted” Woman Arrested pleasure activities. As might be expected, the lack Sara Panitzke, aged 47 from Yorkshire, was stated of trains resulted in a transport score of 7.1. to be the leader of a 16-person gang in the UK that bought mobile phones outside of the UK without A Scarcity of Cars any VAT, and then sold them on in the UK with VAT. Francisco Alonso, the President of the Automobile At the height of the operation the gang was Distributors and Repairers in Almería, is complaining considered to be selling more mobile phones than that there are additional problems with the delivery those acquired legally, and the fraud was stated to of new cars and vans, along with spares, following have netted them £1 billion, according to the UK the war in Ukraine. The war is stopping the import Revenue and Customs department. They stated that of new parts for manufacturers that normally come she had personally laundered the proceeds through through Russia and Ukraine from Asia, along with companies in Andorra and Dubai. During a major trial spare parts. There are still major problems obtaining in 2013 she fled the UK, but was given an eight-year “chips”, and deliveries of new vehicles during January sentence in her absence, and she became the only and February this year were delayed between 4-6 woman to be put on the UK “Most Wanted” list. In months after they had been ordered. Total deliveries 2015, international police traced her to a town near of orders in the province were only 953 that was Barcelona, where she had Spanish relatives and was 40% less than the same period in 2020 when they being brought supplies on weekly visits by her sold 1,525 vehicles. Francisco states that employees husband. Aware that she was being watched, she in the automobile sales and repairs industry have disguised herself and escaped, and cut ties with the been cut down in numbers dramatically during the relatives. This March, with continuing searches by pandemic, and any further problems because of the Spanish police and the UK National Crime Agency, war will only make things worse. she was traced to the small town of Santa Barbara near Tarragona and arrested whilst walking her dog. An Electric Car Battery Fire? Tom Dowdall from the NCA announced that they In mid-February the ‘Felicity Ace’ “roll-on roll-off” were very pleased that she had been arrested and cargo ship caught fire off the coast of Portugal on this should underline that UK criminals in Spain could a voyage from Germany to the US. It carried more never think they were safe. She was the last of the than 4,000 cars with an estimated value of over 16 strong gang still at large, and the other gang 500 million dollars, with 850 Audis, 580 Porches, members had been sentenced to 135 years in prison 523 Volkswagens, 190 Bentleys and 15 Lamborghinis. between them. The 22-man crew abandoned ship and were picked up, whilst the ship burnt and drifted in the Atlantic. Russian Paintings in Paris The latest theory is that it was initially caused by an A major exhibition of paintings in Paris features 200 lithium-ion battery fire in an electric car. The paintings from Russian, French and European artists. International Maritime Organisation has stated that They come from the “Morozov collection” with there needs to be more care in the transport of paintings collected by two Russian brothers Mijail new or used electric cars that do not have a greater and Ivan Morozov, between 1870-1921. The paintings

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In the News have come from three Russian art galleries after they were taken into public ownership and split up between the three after WWII. It is the first time the collection has been seen outside of Russia, authorised by President Putin, and the value of the paintings is given as “impossible to calculate”. The French authorities are debating whether they can be subject to a sanction and kept in France as a reprisal for the war in Ukraine. One viewpoint is that a 1994 law in France prohibits cultural items from outside of France from being embargoed when they are on temporary loan. The exhibition closed on April 3rd and the Russian ambassador in Paris has agreed that at present, sanctions on the transport of Russian goods means that they cannot be returned, even if this was allowed by the French authorities.

fully available as required by law. Legal opinion is that even if this is true, a prosecution into events that took place 20 years ago is barred because of the time limit which is normally within a ten-year period. A few years ago, it was decided to drastically reduce the depth of the Olympic size pool, so that it could be used for water fitness exercises at the shallow end, as well as swimming. This relied on a good number of people paying a subscription to effectively join a club, to pay for a lifeguard. Work was also done to partition off certain areas for other uses. Columbus’ tomb in Seville Cathedral

John McAfee In October 2020 Spanish police arrested John McAfee, the eccentric millionaire and inventor of the antivirus program, as he was about to fly to Turkey from Barcelona. There was a US arrest warrant in place for non-payment of taxes from 2014-2018. Previously, he had stated that he didn’t pay tax in the US and didn’t intend to. Whilst in prison in Barcelona awaiting extradition proceedings, he was found dead in his cell on June 23rd, 2021, and it was stated by prison authorities that there was a suicide note in his pocket. A judge ruled that the 75-yearold had committed suicide but his family have never accepted this, disputed the results of the autopsy, and asked for further enquiries. Until this is concluded his body remains at the Medical Institute in Barcelona.

The Carboneras Sports Stadium Authorities in Carboneras considered that there was going to be a very major increase in residents and tourists from 2000 onwards, and an enormous sports pavilion was built that would have been suitable for inhabitants of a medium sized city. The work cost 15 million euros before it was put on hold. An investigation into corruption has alleged that the main contractor for phases three and four, ‘Hispano Almería’, gave money to the PP party who ran the ‘Diputación’ (county council), to help them get the work, without a proper adjudication. It is also claimed that documentation is very sparse instead of being

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Christopher Columbus Burial Site We have commented before on the intense research to discover the true nationality of Christopher Columbus, where he was, or is buried, with major research done at Granada University with international investigations including forensic scientists. A document researcher and an archaeologist are convinced that he was first buried in a convent, (then the largest and most important church) in Valladolid in Castilla León. Rodrigo Verdesoto wrote down important events in Valladolid from 1490-1518 and one paragraph states, “Admiral Columbus who discovered the Indies and many other lands died in this village Wednesday eve of the Ascension, May 20 of 1506. the chapel of Luis de la Cerda.” Another scholar narrates that three years later he was moved to a monastery in Seville, then to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and Continued ....


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In the News were advertising rifles in videogames aimed at young people, that was totally irresponsible and directly led to the Sandy Hook massacre. In July 2020 Remington offered 33 million dollars (29 million euros) to the group of parents which was refused, but in the Supreme Court the total damages have been put at 73 million dollars (64 million euros). Remington filed for bankruptcy in 2018 and the A Historic Anti-Gun Victory company was sold, but the damages award will still In the US in 2021 there were 20,700 deaths from have to be paid and the purchase price reflected shooting, including suicides, and 690 mass shootings. this liability. Attempts by successive Presidents to try to limit sales of guns, particularly assault rifles, have not Foo Fighters Cancel Spanish Concerts been successful because the gun lobby is so powerful. Following the death on March 25th of their drummer A major court case against the manufacturers Taylor Hawkins in Bogota, the US Foo Fighters band Remington has been successful with punitive announced that they were cancelling their world damages. In 2012, Adam Lanza, a young man aged tour. In Spain they were due to perform in Valencia 20, shot and killed 20 children between the ages of on June 17th and in Madrid on June 20th. Taylor six and seven and six adults at the Sandy Hook school Hawkins was aged 50 and according to the results in Connecticut with a Remington rifle. A group of of an autopsy, he died from ingesting a cocktail of parents took Remington to court claiming that they drugs. then Havana,until his body came back to Seville Cathedral in 1858. An old map of Valladolid indicates that the chapel where he was buried is under the busy Constitution Street and geo-radar tests have shown a cavity exactly 11m x 11m and 2m deep. It is known that other important people were buried in the chapel, possibly in the same tomb.

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‘ERTE’ system. This pays 70% of their wages, and the employer does not have to pay their Social Security payments. In return, when the ERTE benefit is finished, the employer has to keep the employee in work for six months. To encourage employers to use the scheme and not make a person redundant, the amount of redundancy payment has been increased from 20 days per The one that affects all motorists and the road year worked, to 23 days. transport industry was a very welcome reduction of 20 céntimos on the price of a litre of petrol or diesel. The government have reduced their duty by 15 céntimos and the fuel supply companies have reduced their prices by 5 céntimos. Pedro Sánchez stated that the reduction in cost was “at least” 20 céntimos because some fuel supply companies had indicated that they would cut their prices by more than 5 céntimos, including Repsol, Cepsa and BP. The direct cost to the taxman from the reduction in duty is calculated to be 1.25 billion euros for the three months. IVA (VAT) on fuel is 21% and it was hinted that this might be reduced As regards electricity prices, faced with the war to 10% in line with the reduction on electricity, in Ukraine and the reliance on Russian gas and oil, but it remains at 21%. the EU decided they had to introduce measures in member states to mitigate this in case Russia To help businesses and the transport industry reduced or cut off supplies. They accepted that there are direct grants of 300 euros for taxis, the method by which electricity costs were ‘Uber’ type cars and ambulances, 500 euros for calculated in Spain and Portugal were a special vans, 900 euros for buses and 1,250 euros for case, and would allow measures to reduce the lorries. cost. We detail this in another article. n March 28th, Pedro Sánchez, Spain’s Prime Minister, announced a raft of proposals in force from April 1st until June 30th to help residents and businesses and boost the economy. They were billed as being necessary because of the war in Ukraine, but some of the economic problems existed before.

In Spain there is a “Minimum Vital Income” which is the amount of income that is considered necessary to have a minimum standard of living. Various amounts of income apply according to whether there is a single adult, couple or family, and below these amounts the Social Services provide a monthly benefit. In the three-month period the benefit has been increased by 15%. The amount paid by a property renter cannot be increased by more than 2% during the three months, and if a company considers that they will have to lay off an employee as a direct result of the war, the employee can be entered into the

On March 28th Pedro Sánchez confirmed that the IVA (VAT) drop to 10%, the reduced 0.5% duty, and the scrapping of the 7% government tax would continue until June 30th. People and businesses on low incomes can apply for help with their electricity bills. This is known as the “bono social” that can be up to 70% in some cases, and the necessary income to qualify for the discount has been reduced. This will mean another 600,000 people will be able to apply, making the total up to just under two million. The way to claim the discount is explained on the reverse of electricity bills, and as with the minimum income for claiming benefit, there are similar specified amounts of money.

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So Now You Know... Isadora Duncan The famous dancer Isadora Duncan was born on May 26th, 1878, in San Francisco. She completely revolutionised the traditional dance style and invented a free-form style. She performed barefoot in a loose-fitting tunic. She received world-wide acclaim in the US, Europe and Russia, but suffered many tragedies in her personal life. Two of her three children died from drowning, and her marriage broke down. In a freak accident in 1927 in Nice in France, she was a passenger in a car, wearing a long, flowing, hand painted scarf. This became caught in the rear wheel spokes of the open car and she was pulled out, broke her neck and died. Richard Nixon Protests At Kent State University in Ohio on May 4th, 1970, four students, Allison Krause aged 19, Sandra Lee Scheuer aged 20, Jeffrey Glenn Miller aged 20, and William Schroeder aged 19, were shot dead by National Guardsmen who opened fire on a crowd of 1,000 demonstrators. Eleven other students were injured and the protest was against Richard Nixon’s decision to invade Cambodia and the Vietnam war. The killings and injuries to the students set off tumultuous and fierce demonstrations in campuses over the whole of America. 450 colleges and universities were closed after students went on strike, demonstrated, and refused to go to lectures. Gary Powers A US U-2 spy plane flying at 60,000 ft was shot down over central Russia on May 1st, 1960, on the eve of a summit between US president Dwight Eisenhower and Russian President Nikita Khrushchev. The meeting was cancelled with heightened cold war tensions and initially the US denied the plane was theirs. The pilot Gary Powers, who survived the crash, was captured, tried, convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Two years later he was released in exchange for a Soviet spy imprisoned in the US. His reception when he returned was sometimes hostile as people thought he should not have allowed himself to be captured alive.

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The End of World War II In a small schoolhouse in Reims, Germany, on May 7th, 1945, General Alfred Jodl signed the unconditional surrender document that ended World War II in Europe. Russian, American, British and French leaders observed the signing that meant all German fighting forces surrendered. It was effective on May 9th at one minute past midnight. After the signing, General Jodl was taken to see General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander. General Jodl was told he would be personally responsible for any surrender infractions. The next day, a similar surrender document was signed in Berlin relating to Soviet forces. The Dambusters On May 16th, 1943, Lancaster bombers destroyed two major dams in the Ruhr Valley in Germany using the Barnes Wallis “bouncing bombs” that skimmed over the surface of the water. The success of the mission became known as “The Dambusters”. Ironically, Barnes Wallis was a pacifist and he decided to see if he could shorten the war and bloodshed from “An Engineer’s Way to Win the War”. There was a lot of controversy as to whether his bomb would work, and also reluctance to fly so low to release them. Eventually, Winston Churchill authorised the attack and it took place, but eight aircraft were shot down with 53 crew killed. Osama bin Laden US Special Operations Forces shot dead Osama bin Laden on May 2nd, 2011. A manhunt of over a decade was finally successful and he was located in a large house surrounded by high walls in Abbottabad, Pakistan. As the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group he had ordered the coordinated aerial attacks on September 11th, 2001. The twin towers of the World Trade centre were reduced to rubble, the Pentagon was damaged and there was a failed attempt to crash a plane in Washington. No one in the US had ever considered that al-Qaeda could attack them on their soil. 2,996 people died, including the 19 hijackers aboard the planes, and 2,763 at the twin towers.

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ast month we commented on the Russian oligarch, Mijaíl Fridman, aged 57, who has been the majority owner of the Spanish supermarket chain Día since 2019, with a 77% stake. He is one of the billionaires sanctioned by the EU and the UK.

able to keep his luxury home in London is not clear and will depend on whether he can keep living in London. The UK are not at present taking any action against properties (there are 11 Russian owned mansions in central London), but in Italy three large mansions have been impounded with Born in Eastern Ukraine in 1964, he went to Russia access only for essential maintenance. Impounding aged 17, but his parents still live in the Ukrainian properties is far more complicated than stopping city of Lviv. He has lived in London since 2014 a yacht from sailing away. after he bought and substantially enlarged a mansion in Belgravia. He is a very wealthy man, who founded the largest private bank in Russia, and in 2021 the Sunday Times listed him as the 11th wealthiest Russian in the UK. In a recent interview he complained about the sanctions against him, with a snapshot of how they affect him. He considered it “a mistake” to sanction billionaires, since he does not consider himself close to Putin nor has he ever worked “in a state-owned company.” He says that sanctions on people like him will only push entrepreneurs back to Russia. He pointed out that “I have been in London for eight years, I have invested billions of dollars in Great Britain and other European countries, and the response to this is that they seize everything from me and want to throw me out.” He stresses that “the West should understand there are different types of Russians and that it can’t punish them all. The West should be smarter, because punishing Russians just out of the fact of being Russian, increases the confrontation and the number of supporters of anti-West policies in Russia.”

He states that he is worried about the 400,000 to 500,000 people who either directly work for him or have direct ties to his companies in Russia. He finished up his interview by stating that “There is no oligarchs club. We are all different people and never wanted to get close to power”. He stepped down from the Holland and Barrett board when the sanctions were announced and from the LetterOne group of companies that include Día. In an email to the associates of the LetterOne group he openly referred to the war as being “a He came from Russia to London on the day of the tragedy for both Russia and Ukraine”. invasion and his bank account and credit cards have been frozen. He is allowed to draw £2,500 He has also resigned from the supervisory board per month, has to ask permission to spend any of the ‘Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre’ more money, and claims he is unable to access launched in Ukraine in 2021 that is a memorial any other funds. He considers that the £2,500 is near Kyiv to commemorate the killing of 100,000 not sufficient, and as he can no longer afford to Jews between 1941 and 1943. He has joint Russian eat in restaurants with friends, he takes taxis to and Israeli nationality. On April 8th more sanctions buy food to eat at home, and he is effectively were announced that targeted family members under house arrest. He claims that whether he is of oligarchs, which included his former wife.

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cannot return, or don’t wish to do so, they can then apply for residency. National government, regional governments (in our case the Junta de Andalucía) and town halls are all working on a coordinated plan with the help of the Red Cross and four other agencies to provide accommodation. In some municipalities, families can apply to be On March 10th, the EU reintroduced the 2001 considered suitable to take in refugees. “Temporary Protection Directive” (that was originally for refugees from Yugoslavia). This allows people from a particular country to come to the EU and live there for a period of 12 months that can be extended to three years. After the three-year period these people can apply for permanent residency if they wish to do so. Refugees from Ukraine, whatever their nationality, can apply to come to Spain, and large centres were opened in Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante and Málaga, where there were interpreters and overnight accommodation. On April 10th, the authorities in Almería announced In mid-April the authorities in Spain put the number that in the first month they had received 2,415 of refugees as being “about 110,000” stating that applications, the largest number apart from Málaga the true number of refugees was difficult to province, and just over 1,100 had been processed. quantify, as approximately 70% were staying with There are 60 appointments each day, and a police relatives and not all of them intended to apply to spokesperson said they could increase this to 100 if needed. The refugees are 50:50 women and become residents. children, including seven people who were deaf. Applications within Spain are being dealt with by the National Police and notified to the Spanish Over 100 people needing accommodation have Ministry for Asylum and Refugees. The registration been put into hotels, and the large ‘Inturjoven of the refugees in EU member states is a “fast Centre’ in Almería is being used for a further 100 track” system intended to approve residency status people. This belongs to the Junta de Andalucía, and 24hrs after the initial interview. Residency is granted has recently been used for “boat people” immigrants irrespective of any family ties, and an N.I.E number affected by COVID-19, who had to quarantine. The is allocated. This enables the refugees to obtain Red Cross has made appeals for people fluent in work and plugs them into the health and education Spanish and Ukrainian to come forward to help with systems. Ukrainian driving licences are being visits to doctors, hospitals or any other necessities. Refugees are able to have Spanish lessons organised accepted for a period of one year. by the Red Cross, and the Education Department It is intended that the “Temporary Protection” is setting up help for Ukrainian children in school to resident status applies to people who wish to live learn Spanish. Professionals from the Andalucía in an EU state for a minimum of six months, but Mental Health Department are available to give people who want to return to Ukraine as soon as counselling and medication if needed, for the many they can are able to stay in a member state for 90 refugees that have suffered severe trauma, and days as tourists. This entitles them to urgent medical are very worried about close family members still treatment, but not work or education. If they in Ukraine. rior to the invasion of Ukraine there were 112,000 Ukrainians in Spain registered on the ‘padrón’, the official list of inhabitants in every municipality. Four large groups live in Madrid, the Alicante area, Andalucía mostly near Málaga, and Catalonia.

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he cost of electricity in Spain has zoomed up by 700% in the last 12 months, with the wholesale price of gas up by 500%. This has been caused by a high importation of liquid gas (LNG) in Asia, 2020 / 2021 winter temperatures in the EU, a bigger demand after the pandemic, and EU storage dropping to about 40%, which needing replenishing. Prior to the Ukraine war, the EU complained that the state-owned Russian company ‘Gazprom’, that supplies about 40% of natural gas, had inflated their prices.

policy to stop the high reliance on Russian gas and oil. Spain then suggested that by reducing the price of gas used at power stations the average price of electricity could come down to 180 euros/MWh. Fortunately, the EU have decided that Spain and Portugal are a special case, effectively an island, as there is almost no interconnection of gas with other countries in Europe, except 3% going to France. This recognition has been christened the “Iberian Exception”. Also, Spain obtains 45-55% of the electricity from renewable sources. (In 2021 it Spain generates about 30% of electricity from was 48% and in 2020 54%). At the end of March, two types of power stations using gas, and 50% the EU asked Spain and Portugal for their proposals. is natural gas that comes from Algeria to Almería. LNG gas comes from various countries but only 6% from Russia, so a lesser problem than in Germany, Holland and Italy, if Spain wants to stop this. The price of electricity in Spain is expressed in euros per Megawatt per hour (MWh), and in March the average price was the highest ever, at 238 euros /MWh. This means that if an electric water heater was switched on for 1 hour with a 1,000watt element it cost on average 23.8 céntimos. On the worst day, March 8th, the average price was 544 euros/MWh, but on the same day in 2021 the average price was only 45 euros/MWh so a tremendous difference! With the same water At the time, the price of gas was 120 euros/MWh heater on for 1 hour it only cost 4.5 céntimos. and to get down to electricity prices of 180 euros/MWh, gas had to come down to 50 We have previously explained that electricity prices euros/MWh. Instead, Spain asked that the price are worked out on a daily basis for every hour of of gas at power stations is pegged at 30 euros/ the next day. There is no “forward buying” as in MWh until the end of 2022, which will mean other countries, where they buy electricity for a electricity is an average of 120 euros/MWh. Spain month or six months. For the 11 million customers and Portugal are not asking the EU to subsidise in Spain who pay for electricity on the variable the price of gas, they claim it can be “selfhourly basis, it is now very expensive. financing”. In mid-April the EU asked for “further Spain asked the EU last October if they would clarification” as to how this would work. adopt a central buying policy or another Spain has been hoping that a decision would be mechanism that would reduce electricity prices, made during April, and electricity prices in Spain but the EU said “no”. Everything has completely reduced during May. At the time of going to press, changed with the war in Ukraine, and the EU have the EU had not indicated if they were in total realised they need to revamp their entire energy agreement with the proposed scheme.

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

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

ARCHITECTS Angel Pardo (Técnico) .......................950 121960 / 687 939315 Antonio Martinez de la Casa .....................................950 092094 Architecture & Engineering Mojácar ...........................950 655468 BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 Blas Haro Morales (Mojácar).......................................639 317429 Daniel González Aranda (Vera) ......................................686 846 624 Elena Acebo Architects (Huércal-Overa) .669 680098 / 950 134976 Néstor Fábrega (Mojácar) ....................................670 363125

AWNINGS & BLINDS Curtains with Style (Interior blinds) ...950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) (See cover)...........................667 652 888 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ..................................................627 978635 Screenmasters (See p.41) ...….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.41) .....................................627 907207 Speedyfit ...................................................................600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

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

BALLOON DECORATIONS Wow Pops (El Real, Antas) .....................................643 158154

BARS & CAFES See Restaurants & Bars BATHROOMS & SHOWERS

Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001

ABS Steve Ennis .....................................................687 846016 Ana Rodríguez (Huércal-Overa) ..........950 939154 / 606 784598 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) ……………………..950 109986 Complete Renovations ...........................644 389255 / 672 379960 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Dorothy Baños (Albox)...................................................661 463842 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

ART & ARTISTS Adolfo Prado ...............................................................950 472668 Alison .......................................................................630 833873 Anushree Krementz .................................................672 721096 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Dee Butler (Albox) ................................................….663 341904 Delfos Gallery (Mojácar) …........................................647 163681 Evie Fox ................................................................603 624659 Isabel Raths (Bedar) ................................................677 034957 Jeremy Fox-Rayner ...............................................0044 7549667172 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) .........................950 478383 / 600 070188 Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 308073 MarianMay Simpson …...........................………..……629 113436 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ...........................................................................628 458491 Pink House (La Concepción)................ 622 288750 / 681 095096 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 930757 / 671 800317

AUCTIONS Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles) ..UK 7413190882 / 643 137106

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BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST

BOOKS

Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642 Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ..............................648 250699 The Book Box (Albox) ……................................…….662 585098 Casa Caballito De Mar Boutique B&B (Bédar) ..........950 095956 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) ..................... 686 400331 Castellón (Bédar) .......................................................642 435909 BOOK PUBLISHING Costa Books ............................................................634 304344

BEDS & BEDDING

Colchón San Gines (Huércal-Overa) ........................950 809519 BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin) Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 364795 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Sleepcentre (Albox) (See p.5) ..........868 931872 / 671 715294

BUILDING MATERIALS

(& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc) Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Brico Depôt (Huércal de Almería) …........…………….950 625652 Casa Conchillo (Albox) …..........................................950 430740 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 Comercial Vera (Vera) (See p.11) ........664 648652 / 950 393329 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028

BUILDING SERVICES

BEREAVEMENT/WILL SERVICES

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

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

Arboleas Building ………........………........................634 306690 Art’n’Build ................................................................641 679728 Bédar Directo ............................................................689 702916 BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 CES Builders (Paul) ................................................685 017178 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Christopher Knell Building Contractors .....................634 344450 Complete Renovations ........................644 389255 / 672 379960 Construcciones Y Excavaciones Petete ....................696 052944 BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds Dan (Almanzora area) ................................................692 596681 BOATS & NAUTICAL David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552 David Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497

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

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

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

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

Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elite Constructions .......................................................636 092632 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Have Tools - Will Travel ...........................................641 438931 Idomia Project Management ....................................643 582920 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Mario the Handyman ................................................642 245017 M13 ............................................................................657 105084 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Nail It ........................................................................621 252997 PR Building Services ................................................662 422170 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 CARD SHOPS Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Sierra Construcción .................................................611 028716 Colin the Card (Albox) .........................................…..650 600032 Valoser Obras .............................................................642 016954 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 118043

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 BUTCHERS Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 478409 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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

In-Step (Arboleas) ...................................................634 330067 iPIE (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 500336 / 623 380187 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659

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

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

CARPET CLEANING

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS

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

CATERING / EVENTS

Anna (Tarot) ……….........................................………670 897832 Beverley Kearns .....................................................600 796684 Elite Cuisine ..........................................................610 994435 Chrissie Cremore ....................................................634 349638 Hog Roasts .............................................................671 851135 Psychic Karen (Turre) ….........................................663 477658 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ..968 485729 / 618 920126 Tarot readings by Susan ..........................................643 960118 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600 006032

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CLEANING SERVICES

CATTERY see Kennels CBD SPECIALISTS

Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 Chris .......................................................................627 565049 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 CBD Natural (Huércal Overa) ..............950 882237 / 661 373684 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Dusters Cleaning Company .....................................683 547581 Idea (Mojácar) .........................................................605 162709 Jan’s Domestic & Builders Cleaning .........................660 868467 Jones Upholstery & Rug cleaning ….........…………661 571939 Limpiezas Cristina …..............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) …..…...678 567783 / 629 680161 Shine Bright (Mojácar area) .....................................711 068645 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911

CHILDREN & BABY Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Mojácar) ..................641 679728 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) .............950 634388 / 627 635514 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............................634 322475 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 Funky Monkeys, Pre-school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126

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

COMPUTERS

Androidez (Vera Playa) ..................950 042338 / 661 375489 Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 CHIROPODIST & PODIATRISTS C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Clinica Podológica (Garrucha) ..................................950 132768 Don Robinson .........................................................646 587746 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 430806 IKamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Infordatox (Albox) .....................................................950 633223 Mark Adamou (Mojácar) .....................634 324918 / 634 306799 Mr. Micro (Turre) ....................................................950 479502 PC Playa (Mojácar) .................................................634 356498 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Paul Wieder (Mojácar) ..............................................617 830696

CONSERVATORIES AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644

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

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

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

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

Karen Green (Holistic Therapist) .........615 163416 / 850 993150 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Malcolm Forrest-Hazell (Counsellor/Psychotherapist) ...693 489725 Natural Health (Mojácar) ............UK 0783 4872273 / 658 638142 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS Sue Osman (Therapist) ……...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Susan Hales (Tarot) ............................................... 643 960118 1:1 Diet ............................................ 711 019507 / 660 373103 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Image (Helen) ....................................950 930192 / 665 178326 Dr. Wanda Broeshart ................................................610 243327 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631 CRAFTS Slim Well Spain ..............................................0044 7794118214 Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 R.F. (Marquetry) .....................................................711 003476 Vicki (Turre) .............................................................650 764623 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................643 563803

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

DIGGER HIRE See Excavation DIVING See Scuba Diving

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

DOG GROOMING Anita (5 Bone Kennels) …………......................……662 344734 Berta Ayora (Turre) ..................................................637 395775 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ............950 616820 / 617 456548 ChuchosChic (Mojácar) ........................950 168778 / 621 231369 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…...........................617 313587 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Lulu’s (Albox) ...................................950 952940 / 600 046557 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734 Pelitos (Los Gallardos) ............................................637 286176 Precious Perros Mobile Grooming (Aoife) ...............634 342470 Shampooch professional pet grooming ........................642 276442 SoloPerros (Turre) ..................................................674 509382 Ulti-Mutt (Mojácar Playa) ...........+44 7894747657 / 634 332578 Vivancos Dog Grooming (Vera Playa) ......................608 178361

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

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

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

121318 009051 615596 202599

ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS Eco1 (Garrucha) .........................................................627 690056 Econature (Turre) .....................................................652 647953

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

ELECTRICIANS A1 Services ………....................................................679 631458 Abbott Electrical ….............................638 010691 / 950 137208 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ..............................…..677 741366 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164

ElectroTorres .....................................677 530410 / 610 EMI Electrical Installations .......................................673 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 N.E.Electrics (Arboleas).............................................634 Peace of Mind 24/7 ............................................... 637 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682

750771 502867 549247 466352 358777 974662 277576

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

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

ENTERTAINERS Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 All Skas ....................................................................635 333387 Amy Amy Amy Tribute Band ....................................645 886919 Andy Owen ...............................................................634 370388 Ashley Cathcart .......................................................693 486788 Bob Rock ...................................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee (Singer/Guitarist) ..............................610 855964 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Carl Lewis ...............................................................634 364041 Carol George (Female Vocalist) ..............................634 285009 D n A Accoustic Duo .................................................634 366372 Debbie Davis ............................................................694 438917 Dominic Doolittle .......................................................634 353525 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band ............................666 310251 Emma Wild ..............................................................642 276385 Flamenco Dancer (English speaking) ...............687480694 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Free Ride ...............................................................606 127424 Funky Nomad ..........................................................643 256459 Geoff Murrell ..............................................................699 462859 GuitarMac ( Guitar/Vocals ) .....................................634 340476 Harmony Duo .........................................................687 340544 Jack Law .................................................................689 750176 Jill Farmiloe (Female vocalist) .................................607 443908 JuJu Entertainment ............................950 950797 / 697 462746 John Vincent - Sinatra tribute ..................................642 097532 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kayleigh Easton (vocals) ...................................... 642 581198 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268 Loose Change ..............................................................671 754851 Marilyn Shipley ........................................................722 300797 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Maximum Output Karaoke /Disco ............................697 317557 Melanie Howard-Coles ............................................607 324624 Mel J (Female Vocalist) ........................................664 111990 Melodee (Duo) ................................610 855964 / 664 111990 Melodeemusic (Backing Tracks & Recording Studio).....610 855 964

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Menta & Canela Duo ..............................................645 886919 Pedro Clemente .........................................................678 752178 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 Seldom Sober .......................................................689 750176 Sharna Knight (Vocalist & Entertainer) ....................0044 7340 638513 Sharon-Elizabeth Regan ........0044 7858 459637 / 666 673055 Shirin (bellydancer) .................................................607 805367 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Spotlight Entertainment (Karaoke, disco etc.) .............634 311652 Starry Jazz trio/quintet .............................................645 886919 Stiff Upper Lip ..........................................................699 462859 Sue Moretta .............................................................672 543027 Sultans ....................................................................667 787124 Sunset Beach Rock Band ........................................711 004575 The Fat Lizard Band .....(English) 651 045120 (Esp) 617 464728 The Buddhas ………………...................................….687 033106 The Geckos .............................................................651 659109 The Sonny Boy Blues Bans ...................................634 311165 The Trippers ...........................................................671 163857 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................634 391414 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Triple Trouble Blues Band ........................................671 754851 Wine Not? Accoustic Duo .........................................678 752178

Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia ...............................950 469592 / 659 265907 Complete Holiday Care .......................950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............……........................676 916088 D & D Property Care, Sales & Rentals .....643 335386 / 643 337063 Dream Homes Almería (Arboleas) ...............................697 875717 Españarural (Albox) ............................950 102505 / 654 359607 European Property Company (Mojácar) (See p.13)......950 285704 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home .................................951 914195 / 636 266641 FW Properties ................................634 325152 / 634 352285 Grupo Platinum Estates (San Juan) (See p.4) 950 466112 / 666 687251 Holmes for Homes (Arboleas) ..........850 993099 / 664 012024 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 Inmobiliaria Almanzora ..................... 9501 20406 / 637 251238 InmoTerreros (San Juan) ...............950 096180 / 666 255765 K7 Mojácar ...............................................................950 478555

ESTATE AGENTS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 AlmeríaCasas (Albox) .........................950 169680 / 658 845741 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Almeria Property Finder (Albox) ................................950 431624 Mojácar Estates (See p.35)......................................950 478935 Almería Prop. Investments (Las Buganvillas).950 460874 / 666 260792 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Antonio Martinez de la Casa (Energy certs)..............950 092094 Arboleas Property Shop .................…....................…958 003391 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover).............….950 478643 Calida Homes (Arboleas)......................950 430763 / 634 302801 Casa y Campo (Lubrin) (See front cover) ................678 587007 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Mojácar Homes & Villas ..........................................634 330652 Mojacarmar ......................................950 475891 / 636 903184 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 Neinor Homes ............................................................900 110022 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ..........................................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) (See back cover)950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería (See p.3)..............950 617518 / 678 034651 Okisur (Mojácar) (See p.31) .......................................950 472010 Olive Property Sales (Bédar)(See cover) .950 469624 / 687 938466

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

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

EXCAVATION Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Bob (Mini digger) (Albox) ..........................................642 Construcciones Y Excavaciones Petete ....................696 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950

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

914257 392922 052944 841750 479185

478086 478915 672431 368194 347125

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

EXCURSIONS

Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) ................................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 SYM Spain (Albox) .................................................951 250574 Sonia Cantalejo Bueno (Energy Certs.)......................608 147640 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871

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

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

FASHION Dandara (Garrucha) ................................................950 617013 Etcetera (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 532810 Garabatis (Children's) (Mojácar Playa) …..........………670 035630 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473222

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

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 FINANCIAL SERVICES Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 VaVa Yoga Studio (Vera) .........................................643 102335 Blacktower ...............................................................657 684094 Vicki’s Fitness & Slimming ........................................650 764623 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Yoga therapies & slimming (Turre & Vera) ....................643 102335 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) …....…...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Indalo Partners ........................................................950 472242 FISHING Kennedy Financial Services .....................................678 035992 Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar/Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078 Pete Fishing Trips (Mojácar/Garrucha) …..................634 379173 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid & Graham). 647 020929 / 647 803030

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Aero Extinción S.L. (Almería) …............………………..950 263565 FISH & CHIPS Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067 The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484

FIREPLACES

FLORISTS

Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Isamy Florist (Los Gallardos) ...................................670 215902 FITNESS & DANCE LIS Florist (Garrucha) ................................................950 460901 See also Activities-Clubs-Associations Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211 Alison .....................................................................666 273168 FLY SCREENS Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre (Mojácar) ...............617 719913 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 AA Window Doctor ..............……….........................…630 231644 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 Coastal Mosquitoes ...........................606 040462 / 610 000700 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Dave ........................................................................634 351275 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606 SpeedyFit ..............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Javi Orta, personal trainer (Mojácar) .........................651 693681 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

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

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

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 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 Mojácar Home Improvements .........................…….950 473104

FOOD SHOPS Catch of the Day UK Fishmonger ........ 634 301490 / 634 304288 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 Gastronomía (Delicatessen) (Las Buganvillas) .......950 132048 La Venta de Alfaix Minimarket (Alfaix) ..........................950 469660 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Manoli (Arboleas) …...................................................627 941654 Price Busters (Albox) .................................................950 951494 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) .................... .............950 478102 Sol Supermercado (Albox) …................................….711 012006 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 468303 / 637 016107 The Best Catch (English Fish Supplier) ...................643 512369 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791

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

FURNITURE PACKAGES Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 472108 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637 393873 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

You Can Always Find it in the Focus!

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Prosecco Tables ..............................................0044 7709 244366

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Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)...........868 931872 / 671 715294 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs (See p.17)..........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ...........950 147763 Koala Furniture (Antas).................................….........950 392307 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 364795 Muebles Rodríguez (Los Llanos, Arboleas) …...........950 430778 Muebles La Simona (Garrucha) ...............................950 132443 Oak Furniture Spain .............................622 288750 / 681 095096 Sofa & Sofa (Las Buganvillas) ..........654 596247 / 654 596220 Unicraft (El Real, Antas) ............................................692 176069

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

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

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

GIFT SHOPS Isabella (Vera Playa) ...............................................637 188901 Pralirium (Mojácar Playa) ...............................................676 298043

GLASS CURTAINS

GARDENS

Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….…...........................677 152911 Antas Garden Centre (El Real) .............................610 243838 SpeedyFit .......................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 GLAZING (Supply & Repair) Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Darryl Primo Gardens ...............................................643 371630 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs .(See p.17)........850 993090 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ..............950 147763 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com SpeedyFit ............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 882237 Carlos Barber Shop (Mojácar Playa)..........................610 575911 GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………950 472680 Cash4Gold ...............................................................643 844247 Claire & Inma (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 147630 Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 GOLF COURSES Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 655600 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 479176 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ............................... 644 505210 Desert Springs ........................................................637 861591 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin ......................656 646257 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 133235 Elaine Mobile Hairdresser (Coast & Inland).................634 379424 Valle del Este ...........................................................950 398743 Elegance (Turre) ......................................................634 308877 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 GOLF TUITION Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 479176 Forever Chic (Palomares)(See p.29) .....................601 634193 Martin D’Archivio (Mojácar) .......................................635 446460 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 531821 Holistic Treatments (Ali) ...........................................634 308906 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676 256923 Isabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jackie Miles Kirby …..................................………….642 829269 GRASS, ARTIFICIAL Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Jenny’s Hair Design (Albox) .....................................620 447858 Inspired (El Real, Antas) ....................................... 950 147763 Kyra Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ...........950 106294 / 643 357906 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 Jing Nails .................................................................622 251432 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745 Julian Hair Design ....................................................634 354507 Julie Rodriguez .......................................................634 338017 Kim White (Beauty)(Vera & Mobile) ………...……….637 149659 GUTTERING Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Lavender and Lemons ..............................................643 790511 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 992093 Miki Designe (Villaricos) ............................................635 867757 Amazing Nails .........................................................641 640578 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 094722 Nicole Andreano (Las Buganvillas) ..........................675 622216 Angela Ellis - Holistic Therapist ...............................642 577637 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 987454 Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 398980 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 137208 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 960362 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 469684 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 102335 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 121318 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 009051 Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) ..........................950 473110 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687 480694 Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................643 649453 Opulence (La Alfoquía) ….................................…...711 061763 Pascal Chevallier Emporium (Mojácar) ........................950 472790 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .650 092766 / 950 618129 Pure Natural Deodorant ...........................................950 066163 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Shiatsu Centro de Terapia (Huércal Overa) .............671 851135 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 699973 Sunlight Spain (Herbal Products) ...............................684 212474 The Salon (Albox) ..............................950 717938 / 685 652222

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HEALTH FOODS

HOUSE & PET SITTING

Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 Chris Leek ...................................................................642 608805 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657 513990 David .............................................................................. 950 099905 Linda Pettit ...............................................................642 016954 HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.34).......647 247494 / 950 092604 Louise B. (LouB’s) ....................................................664 038031 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171

HOUSE CLEARANCE

HIRE Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Mojácar) ..................641 679728 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) .............950 634388 / 627 635514 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)......634 322475 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Sound Systems ..........................…............................630 231644

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

HOME CARERS see also Nursing Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Helping Hands Mojacar ............................................678 590988 Indalo Care Group .......................................634332824 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765

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

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

INSURANCE

HOTELS & HOSTALS Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767 Hostal Muria (Villaricos) ..............................................642 050290 Hostal Playa Azul (Villaricos) ................950 467075 / 609 386282 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760

Adeslas ............................................950 472701 / 633 431900 Albox Insurance .......................................................950 121943 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) ...............................……………950 392487 Asisa (Vera) ................................................................950 391950 Axa .....................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098 Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054

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INTERIOR DESIGN Evie Fox-Rayner .........................................................603 624659 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERNET TV Connexions (Turre) ...............................................950 479502 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa Digital .......................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Ezetv .......................................................................950 091112 GSF Communications ................................................950 473102 IPTV UK ....................................................................603 613918 IPTV Spain UKTV ...............................654 617496 / 699 386277 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 PC Playa (Mojácar) ......................................................634 356498 S E Telecoms ............................................................697 780499 UKTV Almería ....................................850 993202 / 694 440184

INTERNET PROVIDERS Albox Online ..........................................................950 091111 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................…………..950 479502 Next .............................................................................950 479369 Plusnet ................................................744 610389 / 850 992555 GSF Communications ...............................................950 473102 Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335

INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS 1-2-1 Translations (Spanish, English, Norwegian)......662 390453 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 677 530690

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Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Five Bone Hotel (Turre) ............................................630 234556 Kareclif Cattery (Albox) ...........................................677 791165 Kit Cat Luxury Cat Suites (Los Gallardos) ..............674 113217 Palomino Kennels & Cattery ……....…671 916426 / 950 093087 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) …....................................…696 562662 Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200 Sleepy Hollow (Huércal-Overa) ….............................617 313587 The Hilton Cattery ............................950 163489 / 664565479 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas)….950 930585

KEY CUTTING Anteva (Mojácar Playa) .......................850 984888 / 605 179179 Keys Copy Centre (Mojácar Playa) ........658 828560 / 607 800900 Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Donna González-Linnitt ...........................................699 067922 Elizabeth ..................................................................662 504734 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Hind (Mojácar - French, Arabic, English) .................616 605341 Jenni (Almanzora valley area) ................................653 098329 Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Marisa .......................................................................636 179128 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 Mojácar Interpreting ................................................617 830513 Parsons Knows ........................................................672 668803 Pedro ......................................................................655 510420 Robert Boucher .........................................................693 618705 Simply Solved ………...............................................663 327091 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

IRONING Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Pressed for Time ......................................................711 065805

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

J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 KDI Kitchens .............................................................605 163613 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104

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

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KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET SITTING Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 LANDSCAPING Boarding Kennels Los Llanos de Rosa (cats & dogs) ..629 448073 Country Kennel (Turre) .........................950 473011 / 627 564640 D & C Landscaping ..................................................634 359082 Dog & Cat Sitter Service …………………..................676 389592 La French Touch .................. ..................................607 226269

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LAUNDERETTES Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) .............................................711 051400

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 The Laundry Room (Vera Playa) ...............................666 007824 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 LAUNDRIES MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................950 619039 Clean Team Laundry Service ...................................634 332502 Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 414327 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 132657

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Almería Documents Direct (Arboleas) ....850 991411 / 616 293334 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

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

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

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LOCKSMITHS 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560 Anteva (Mojácar Playa) .......................850 984888 / 605 179179

Ray Daniel (Sports massage)………...........................617 741564 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ............................................643 102335 Zen Massage (Mojácar & Bédar) .............................643 766935 Guzman Seguridad (Albox) ..................950 431497 / 617 272885 Locksmith (Dean) .....................................................666 949213

MEALS DELIVERED Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Dine In .......................... ..................................+44 7487392926 Hannah’s Kitchen ....................................................642 142745

METAL WORK AA Window Doctor ....................…............................630 231644 Carpentería Metalica Chacón (Albox) …................950 431738 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 109986 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 000700 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 424558 Ideal Metal Designs ...................................................656 834064 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 633090 P & D Metals ............................................................638 707406 Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................................697 243181 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 006032 The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638 900949 LOGS FOR SALE Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Firewood Arboleas .................................................647 932078 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) ….........................................616 044719 Leñas Reke (Los Gallardos) ....................................687 772898 Lee (Arboleas) ...........................................................636 092632 Leñas Cazorla (Turre) ...............................................607 827783 Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy …........................................................619 070839 Palm Deliveries (Albox) .....................950 122416 / 686 966008 Phil (Arboleas) …........................................................634 328779 Potty Finca Services ............................950 163930 / 616 855294

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

MASSAGE Acupuncture & Massage ..........................................637 120429 Alternativa (Jessica Rippin) ......................................676 284170 Anushree (Cranio - Sacral -Therapy) ......................672 721096 Holistic Massage (Ali) ...............................................634 308906 Holistic Massage (Lorraine) ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Lymphatic Drainage & Cranio Sacral-Therapy (Gabi) 633 011442 Mike Sheehan (Neuromuscular Therapy) .....................657 050394 Oceanic Therapies (Mojácar) ......................................687 619239

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 (Antas) ......................................................687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

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

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

Multiopticas Indalo (Campohermoso de Nijar) ............950 385082 Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 133921 Opticas Indalo (Garrucha) ..........................................950 133865 Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 130707 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 366200 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 NURSING see also Home Carers Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783

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

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

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

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) ……........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ..........................................950 121122 Multiopticas Indalo (Garrucha) ...................................950 460665 Multiopticas Indalo (Mojacar) .....................................950 472285 Opticalia (Albox) .....................................................950 121084

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

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

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

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PICTURE FRAMING

WS Cover ...................................................................667 480363

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

PIZZERIAS Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ................................……..950 450215 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 468425 D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478517 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) ....................................663 304531 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 642 514738 Góndola (Garrucha) ..............................................950 133928 Gondola (La Alfoquía) ….....................……………..643 136117 Meson Felipe San Bernabé (Mojácar Playa) ..…….950 475966 Ilario Imperial (Mojácar Playa) ...............................….950 478098 Jardin (Vera Playa) .................................................950 467023 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928 Los Gurullos Pizzeria (Mojácar) ................................950 968242 Lucky Pizzeria (Villaricos) ........................................642 767122 Memoli (Vera Playa) ..........…………..950 093017 / 603 804676 Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) .............................................950 102472 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 615100 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 478401 Rincon del Zahorí (Mojácar Pueblo) ..630 314400 / 661 604220 Quick (Garrucha) ......................................................950 132305 Sottocasa (Mojácar Playa) ........................................950 093075 Valentino’s (Mojácar Playa) .........................................621 279251

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

PLUMBERS 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Graham ....................................................................620 112193 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041

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

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Alloa Pool Care (Albox) ………….................…………..650 244018 Almeria Pools .............................0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Blue Diamond Pool Care ..............................697238933 Clean Pool Service (Arboleas) ...................................606 654389 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 601 634192 / 634 891709 D & J Pritchard Construcciones .........617 698418 / 662 046497 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 Oasis Pool Cleaning Services ............634 332170 / 634 332178 Olive Tree Farm Pool Services ...............................643 463129 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Pool Medics ……………...................................……….634 353525 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bédar) .........................637 915898 Procare Pools (Arboleas) ..........................................642 370681 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 Triton Pool Cleaning ...............................................634 326322 Tropicana Swimming Pool Construction 650 906114 / 689 404244 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998

POSTAL SERVICES Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover)............….950 478643 Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..950 118043 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ................................................950 393835 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Pam’s Post (Albox) ............................................... 664 565479 Postbox Terreros ....................................................621 285212 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..................................951 250574 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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

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

Casa Benedict Rentals (Turre) …...………....…………616 189002 Casa Paz Holiday Lettings (Huercal-Overa) ...........693 935118 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) ..............950 634388 / 627 635514 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Clean Team Property Care & Rentals 850 993202/ 642 911850 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ........................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………...........950 478612 / 610 808631 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 E-Property Almería ...................................................677 146592 Exclusive Holiday Villas ..........................................950 092602

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar) ................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almeria Accommodation (Turre)..+44 (0) 7956 544591 / 711 020708 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

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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 Mojácar Holiday Services .......................950 699947 / 634 972377 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

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

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

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

REMOVALS & STORAGE See also Van & Man Hire

Mojácar Long Term Rentals …...............................…636 903184 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915 Primos Property Services .......................643 517001 / 643 371 630 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) ............................634 316068 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Sandy Goldfinch ........................+44 7767 301159 / 670 575897 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 Sunshine Villas............................………850 993202 / 694 440184 The Key ................................................................0044 7541 842710

Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Brian’s Removals (Mojácar Playa) .........................674 280268 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 049524 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 Indalo Storage .........................................................950 821002 Indalo Transport ......................................................950 821002 Items For Sale Mojácar ..................694 439275 / 950 478753 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moovit Transport & Storage ...............950 930316 / 642 586701 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 Storage 42 Removals and Storage (Albox) ...............634 325639 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 UK Direct ..................UK 0044 7719.118.879 / Spain 642 099479 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560

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

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

Arboleas Aroma Cafe Bistro .................................................850 Bar Limaria ..............................................................950 Harley’s ...................................................................642 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690 Nueva Trinidad ........................................................642

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Bédar El Cortijo ...................................................................950 398108 El Paso ................................................678 868963 / 950 469409 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

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) La Montaña ...............................................................950 398856 Wanderers Transport and Storage ..UK 0044 7906852325 / 623 300425

RESTAURANTS & BARS See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga

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

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

Garrucha

La Chumbera ............................................................634 676298 Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 460588 Los Tarahis (Beachbar) .............................................950 138235 Casa Adriana ......................................637 099475 / 950 133154 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014 Chino Peking (Chinese) .............................................950 132948 Albox GBG ……………...................................950 132625 / 639 915993 Bar Lepanto .......................................642 859040 / 950 120261 Góndola ....................................................................950 133928 Chapman’s ..............................................................950 091188 La Cantina de Floor ....................................................950 132757

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Huércal-Overa Chiringuito Kiosko Bar El Parque ...........................677 403224 Enoteca Crisbe ...................................950 134100 / 607 338460 El Capricho …........................................................637 595326 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 494536 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614

Cafe Familiar Mojácar ..............................................950 377586 Cala Marina (Beachbar) ...........................................689 572249 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617 477797 Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 Casa Flor .................................................................626 353147 Casa Juan …………................................................….950 450305 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Cheers…………....................................................…….643 664077 Chiringuito Manacá (Beachbar) ............693 618671 / 600 045599 Cortijo de la Media Luna .....................950 478813 / 676 547555 Cowboy Kenny’s Bar and Que ................................711 007976

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

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

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

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Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo Aku Aku (Beachbar) ...............................950 478981 / 634 979360 Alma Beach Club ......................................................674 665806 Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 475899 Ankara Beach Terrace ..............................................950 473042 Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 450215 Aurora (Beachbar) ....................................................950 472163 BaoBab .....................................................................689 642923 Badgers ................................................678 141556 / 950 478525

Balti Tower ll ..........................................................632 Bar Luz ....................................................................950 Bellagio Sports Bar ...................................................950 Bellavista ..................................................................950 Bocaina Beach Club .................................................950 Botaniq ...................................................................681 Bowen Resto Bar .............................. 666 406203 / 634 Cabo Norte ..............................................................665 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950

D’Angelo .....................................................................950 478517 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Dolce Vita ................................................................950 478476 Don Pancho (Mexican) .................................................950 472543 El Anzuelo ...............................................................950 283401 El Barrio Libre .........................................................670 694728 El Cid (Beachbar) ..............................950 472063 / 696 056128 El Deseo ..................................................................629 287265 El Gaucho ................................................................663 304531 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 El Toro .....................................................................691 628061

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Rose & Crown .........................................................950 973436 Rusty Nail ...............................................................662 153813 Sal Marina ...................................................................950 472405 Scotty’s El Tropico ...................................................687 382540 Sensations ................................................................950 472057 San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 Sol y Arena (Beachbar) .............................................950 478308 Sottocasa (Italian) .......................................................950 093075 The Emerald Isle ....................................................634 387178 The Irish Rover ..........................................................950 473135 The Lemon ....................……...............................…….950 472659 The Roof Garden ...................................................685 022011 Tito’s (Beachbar) .......................................................950 615030 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister .................................................………………600 006032 Valentino’s (Italian) ...................................................621 279251 Valery (See p.15) .....................................................662 968460 Zaika Fusion ...........................................................632 727851 Zeppelin (See front cover) ......................................643 199723

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Calima (Moroccan) ..................................................608 807331 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Aleman ...............................................................617 317801 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 La Candela …...........................................................647 724367 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................................950 615106 Napoli Pizzeria .........................................................950 102472 Pulcinella (Italian) .....................................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur ..........................................637 938996 Restaurante Mamabel's ...............................................950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 Rincon del Zahorí .............................630 314400 / 661 604220 Viento Norte ........................................................636 347112

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

Partaloa Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….612 508447 Mohana (See p.4) ....................................................677 420108 Neptuno Beach Club (See p.6) ..........................…616 005387 Omega ................................................950 475317 / 647 675919 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Parwaz (Indian) .......................................................631 995178 Playa Juana Beach Club ............................................690 984992 Puerto Madero Tapas Bar ........................................950 884617 Robert (Marina de la Torre) …………..............………950 110412

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

Pueblo Laguna New Bistro ................................................................608 921287 Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566

San Juan de Los Terreros Costa Tranquila (Beachbar) ......................................620 La Geoda ..................................................................673 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 Mondy Playa ........................................600 254314 / 622

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Vera Playa (Las Buganvillas / Pueblo Laguna) 876485 479153 468425 617732 527699

Gran Muralla (Chinese) …….......................................950 618880 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 La Pará ……………………..................................…….637 545590 La Sorpresa ...............................................................950 099901 Rosie Lees (See front cover)...................................643 198600 Solare ......................................................................608 802227

Valle del Este Golf

Dragon Chino ............................................................950 La Colonial ……………….........................................….950 Dee’$ Dollar Bar ........................................................950 Memoli Pizzeria ......................………..950 093017 / 603 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637

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

Villaricos

Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 467590 Hole in One Karen’s Bar ..........................................950 461068 Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105 Sawadee Thai .........................................................634 393235 El Faro ..................................................649 766252 / 687 351764 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 588790 Vera Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 169659 La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817 Gastrobar D’Alvaro ......................................................648 220383 Terraza Carmona ...................................................950 390760 Los Conteros ....................................950 618629 / 699 010705 Lucky Bar Pizzeria ...........................................…….642 767122 Vera Playa Playa Azul ........................................950 467075 / 609 386282 Armony Beach Club .................................................617 745021 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 642856 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Bar La Reva ..........................................................618 541115 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Benitos/La Alcazaba ..................................................633 530453 ROOFING Chiringuito Cositas ..................................................610 959770 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................950 467541 Ark Roofing ...............................................................634 379173 Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 462540 RUGS & CARPETS KOA/Blue Parrot ......................................................611 482966 Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)..........868 931872 / 671 715294 La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 642856 P & R Rugs (Los Llanos de Aroleas) .......................665 258680 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 478202 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Maraú Beach Club ……................................…………671 580340 RURAL TOURISM Paradise Bar/Chiringuito ...........................................667 554957 Pizzeria Jardin ..........................................................950 467023 Cortijo Pocico de la Nava (Mojácar) ...........................670 777752 Yaho (Thai / Asian) .................................................645 018403 Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424

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SATELLITE TV ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.34).....647 247494 / 950 092604 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa Digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GBTV (Albox and Mojácar) .......................................616 888058 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ...............................950 473102 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331

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SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 366355 Limaser (Vera) ……..................................................950 390732 Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 Sepserve (All areas) …..............................................675 838808 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 SHOE REPAIRS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9).. 950 459060 / 638 063196 Keys Copy Centre (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472982 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….…...........................677 152911 SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.41)........................................627 907207 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 SCUBA DIVING Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Buceo Mojácar ........................................................950 472760

SKIP HIRE

SECOND HAND

Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 914257 Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles).....UK 7413 190882 / 643 137106 Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 844425 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 479185 Items for Sale Mojácar .....................694 439275 / 950 478753 Servacon .....................................................................950 475853 John’s (Albox) ..........................................................634 325639 SNOOKER HALLS Merka Recycla (Huércal Overa) .........950 616683 / 666 577006 CD Snooker Mojácar ..............................................609 026526 Pink House (La Concepción) ...........622 288750 / 681 095096 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699 Snooker Ambigu (Los Gallardos) .................................661 973205

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEWING

SOLAR ENERGY Bédar Directo ..........................................................689 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See page 19)...........950 Ecocorp (See p.33) .................................................671 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636

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Alice .........................................................................620 876485 Alexis Shillinglaw .....................................................634 361874 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907 SOLICITORS Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Desarascos Litesa ............................670 863791 / 609 442695 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 088966 Babelia (Mojácar) ……..........…........635 577562 / 950 397114 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ….....…………950 460731 / 675 383 160

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Ramírez Abogados (Vera) .......................................950 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................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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TRANSLATING - see Interpreters TRANSPORT - see Removals TRAVEL

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

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

TAXIS (Legal)

TUITION

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

TATTOO ARTISTS

Levante Radio Taxis (all areas)................................950 888111 Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 Exclusive Shuttles pre-booked airport taxis (office hours).950 092602 ELC Education & Language Centre ........................669 294342 Marlan Taxis Villaricos .................................................609 764900 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 314316 Espanglish ...............................................................950 390037 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 091111 Hind (French & Arabic, Mojácar) ...............................616 605341 Androidez (Vera Playa) ..................950 042338 / 661 375489 Jewellery making ......................................................642 435909 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)...........950 460472 Indalphone .............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Pencils English Academy (Garrucha)..........................634 314110 Orange (Vera) ...........................................................950 393538 Piano Lessons …………............+44 7930 373786 / 667 208677 Next .............................................................................950 479369 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 The Phone House (Albox) …………….950 121045 / 670 359698 Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097 Step by Step Language Centre (Mojácar) ...................600 565284 TILING & PATIO WORK

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

See also Building Services

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

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

UPHOLSTERY

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 571939

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UNIFORMS Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218

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

VEHICLE IMPORTATION

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

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

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

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

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

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400 James .......................................................................678 988812 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ...................634 322526 VETS Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Centro Vet ABC (La Alfoqúia) ….................................950 449064 Time 2 Shine (Mojácar & surrounding area) 634 615753 / 639 465450 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Window Panes ..........................................................617 208231 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665

WINDOWS & DOORS AA Window Doctor ...................................................630 231644 Complete Renovations .......................644 389255 / 672 379960 David A. Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Interglaze ……..............................…...................... 680 743311 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ........950 616820 / 617 456548 Clinica Nexo (Albox) .......950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Nexo (Olula del Rio) ..950 441819 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ........................950 475213 / 605 495017 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) .................950472262 Emergencies: 629 099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................…950 393307 VetCare (Vera Playa) ...............................................950 775102

Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….….........................677 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600

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WINES Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637 Veterinary Centre (Huércal-Overa) …........................950 616781

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Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 WATER (Tanker Delivery) Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Sierra Cabrera Water ........................651 994419 / 608 057941 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Aquavera (Vera Playa) ............................................950 467337 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

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

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

WINDOW CLEANING Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 814913 Idea (Mojácar) ...................................................……..605 162709

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Community News At It Again! by Chrissie Cremore More pandemonium than pandemic is guaranteed with Shoestring Productions latest theatre offering “At It Again”. At long last, after the lows of lockdowns and the irritation of isolation and as a pure tonic against the woes of the world, they present their 4th show in the trilogy of the splendiferous and hysterical farce Hotel La Resistance; written by local octogenarian the Young Mr Jim Grey. If you haven’t followed the plot so far, don’t worry, there isn’t one! The aim is to bring back some joy and laughter into our lives. And all in a good cause as raffle money and a percentage of ticket sales will be donated to PAWS-PATAS Animal Charity. Due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, kind hearted people have been diverting their charitable contributions to those needs, which leaves small but essential charities even more desperate for funds. PAWS-PATAS President Christine Knox says: “we are extremely and eternally grateful for all the support we receive, be it donations to our

outlets in Mojácar, Turre and Las Buganvillas plus venues and individuals raising money with various events. We have so much maintenance to do at the shelter following the consistent rain we have recently endured and we need 10,000 euros each month to “keep the wheels” turning at the shelter plus our passion to continue with our TNR campaign for (trapping, neutering, returning) feral cats to their colonies”. Come join the fun and enjoy a silly evening with like minded and good hearted folk. Make new friends and enjoy a belly laugh all in a good cause. Performance dates are 5/6/7/8 May at The Puntazo Hotel in Mojácar. Tickets are 10 euros and can be purchased from PAWS-PATAS outlets in Mojácar and Turre. For further information regarding all areas of our voluntary work visit our website: www.paws-patas.org

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Community News APSA News The APSA Dog Rescue Easter Raffle was drawn on Thursday 14th April at Lorena’s Café-Bar in Piedra Amarilla. It raised a whopping 1178,50 euros. APSA President, Terry Le Gassick, said, “This will go a long way to support the care, shelter and the rehoming programme for the dogs in our care. A big thank you to everyone who donated prizes and bought tickets.” APSA has been working with rescued animals in the Almanzora Valley since 2004 and in this time has helped find forever homes for thousands of abandoned dogs. APSA are currently looking to expand their foster carer network. Homing Officer, Amanda Odell said “Foster carers are an invaluable part of our team, getting dogs used to a home environment before adoption. It is incredibly rewarding and APSA pay for all costs including food.” More information can be found at www.apsa.org.es/foster

Mojácar Beach Bypass For almost 30 years, a bypass road to take traffic off the beach road has been mooted. It is officially called the “coastal variant of Mojácar’ and there have been detailed plans for the last few years, after there were modifications because of an unfavourable Environmental Impact Statement for a longer bypass. It will go from the A-1203 road at the petrol station to the AL-5017 road down from La Parata, known as Paraje de las Marinas, a distance of two kilometres. There are feeder roads with roundabouts so that people living in various places near the new road will be able to use it for access. The cost is given as just under six million euros, and Mojácar town hall have signed an agreement with the Spanish Ministry for Transport who will pay 60% of the cost, and the town hall will pay the rest of the money. Photo byThe AaronMinister Baglietto

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of Development, Infrastructure and Territorial Planning, Marifrán Carazo, has highlighted, “The intense work carried out between the administrations to unlock an entrenched project and give it a second chance. Now it has been possible to open a new scenario, with a safe and respectful layout with the environment, which allows the works to be put out to tender, if the forecasts are met, this year.” The Junta de Andalucía Photo haveby previously Aaron Baglietto agreed to pay for the compulsory purchase of land and properties, provide the services needed, and give a 1% cultural grant. It is intended that all the authorisations are completed before the summer and the work is then put out to tender, with a completion time of 24 months. Estimates are that a total of 6,000 vehicles will use the by-pass every day, and it will finally stop the enormous queues in July and August of vehicles going to the beach area. Traffic coming from the existing bypass road, opened in 2005 from the Garrucha / Turre bypass to the petrol station, that don’t wish to access the beach area before the La Parata roundabout, will be able to use the new road.


What’s On Carnival in Almería City The official opening ceremony takes place on Sunday, May 1st and the various carnival processions, including the ones for children, take place May 5th-15th. The major procession is on Saturday, May 7th from 12 noon and the final event, the “Burying of the Sardine”, closes the carnival on May 15th.

Almería La Granja de Zénon (Zenon’s farm) is a musical for children and comes to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city on May 22nd at 6pm. Tickets are 12 euros in advance or 15 euros at the door.

Anastasia is a musical depicting the Bolshevik revolution and the adventures of the young Anastasia who fled to St Petersburg. It comes to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city on June 4th at 8pm. Tickets are 18 & 20 euros. M y L (2.0) is a contemporary dance performance including acrobatics, with a flamenco theme, and features Mariana Collado and Lucio Baglivo. It comes to Teatro Apolo, Almería city, on Thursday, May 26th at 8.30pm. Tickets are 13,50 euros. The performance has won contemporary dance awards in Madrid. The musical Coco comes to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on Sunday, June 5th at 6pm, intended for children. It tells the story of the Mexican boy Miguel who visits the land of the dead. Tickets are 15 euros in advance or 18 euros at the door.

Almería City Orchestra, conducted by Michael Thomas, perform a concert entitled “Beethoven, the genius from Bonn” at the Maestro Padilla Auditorio, Almería city, on Sunday, May 15th at 12.30pm. They per form Beethoven’s 7th symphony, Mozart’s Oboe concerto K 314 and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tickets are 10 & 12 euros.

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Michael’s Legacy is a tribute concert to Michael Jackson, performed by the Jackson Dance Company and comes to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on Saturday, June 25th at 9.30pm. It is considered to be the best Michael Jackson tribute by fans in Spain. Tickets are 25 euros.


What’s On The Moldavia International B a l l e t C o m p a ny p e r f o r m Tchaikovsky’s Lago de Los Cisnes (Swan Lake) at Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on Friday, May 20th at 8.30pm. The principal ballerina is Cristina Terentiev and tickets are 28 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.

Symphony Orchestra conducted by José Francisco Sánchez. June 24th 8.30pm, The Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Virginia Martínez, perform Gustav Holst’s Planets Suite. This is the last concert of the season. Tickets for concerts are available by calling 626 476 389 or via promusicaaguilas@hotmail.com or 15 euros from www.bacantix.com

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

Aguilas ¡Qué Festin! is a musical for children with excerpts from famous musicals including Frozen, Vaiana, Coco, Pocahontas, Aladdin, the Lion King, Sirenita, Hércules, Tarzan, Toy Story and Beauty and the Beast. It comes to Águilas Auditorio on May 21st at 5pm. Tickets are 18 euros in advance and 23 euros at the door. Children under the age of two have free admission Promusica concerts 2021-2022: May 20th 8.30pm is a famous film music concert by the Torrevieja

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Aguilas tickets from Victoria Tr a v e l 9 6 8 41 0 9 2 9 & w w w. b a c a n t i x . c o m , M u s e o Arqueológico, www. auditorioaguilas.org or from 2hrs before performances at the box office.

Huércal-Overa The Moldavia International Ballet company perform Tchaikovsky’s Lago de Los Cisnes (Swan Lake) at the Teatro Villa on May 28th at 9pm. Tickets are 23 & 26 euros.


What’s On L o s V i v a n c o s L i ve i s a contemporary fusion of modern dance, tap dancing, martial arts, acrobatics and playing instruments by seven brothers who have received international plaudits. They come to the Teatro Villa on May 7th at 9pm. Tickets are 20 euros in advance and 22 euros at the door. Huércal-Overa Tickets: Box office, Monday-Friday 10.30am1.30pm & 5pm-8pm (extended to start of a performance on the day) or www.entradasho.es

Roquetas de Mar Ara Malikian, the “mad violinist” and his group come to Roquetas de Mar Auditorio on May 28th at 9.30pm as part of his world tour. Tickets are 30, 45 & 50 euros. Perdidos Entre Dinosaurios (lost amongst dinosaurs) is a performance by the Dinos Theatre company intended for children, and comes to the auditorio on Thursday, May 12th at 6.30pm. The dinosaurs on stage are 2m high and 3,5m long with a baby dinosaur born during the performance! Tickets are 1 euro 99 céntimos.

Vera La Familia Divertida is a children’s musical that comes to the Vera auditorio on May 14th at 6pm, performed by the Eventos Classics company. Tickets are 5 euros in advance from the Convento de la Victoria and www.giglon.com or 7 euros at the door. The 9th ‘Painting in the Open Air’ competition in Vera takes place on Saturday, May 15th (weather permitting) where prior registrations take place from 8am12 noon at the Convento de la Victoria, with the paintings submitted from 4pm-5.30pm. Prizes go from 2,000 euros down to 600 euros. The winning paintings will be announced at 9.30pm and will remain on display until May 30th.

Exhibitions Paintings by Vallve Beascoechea can be seen at the Galería Añil in Mojácar until June 30th. Opening hours are from 11am to 2pm & 6pm to midnight.

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

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Miscellaneous The Moors and Christians fiesta and processions will take place on the normal dates of June 10th12th. PAWS-PATAS The second hand book sale at Scotty's El Tropico is held on the second Tuesday of the month, 10.30am - 1pm. All proceeds to stray cat neutering. Flamenco Association "El Romero" (Av.Las Marinas, Mojácar). Live Flamenco Dance shows with resident gypsy artists and guest artists. Dancers, singers and musicians. Booking essential. All information by WhatsApp 687 480 694. English spoken.

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The 2022 Noche Romántica (Romantic night) takes place on June 25th in Mojácar village. Dress code is red, with various activities.

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

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

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

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre Tues - Fri, 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: 602 495 306 Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel. Cynthia 693 789 742 Almeria Link Friendship Group Membership is free and open to all. We meet at weekends in the Mojacar area to enjoy dining experiences and form friendships. New members are always welcome. Please contact Bob on 950472551

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar First and third Thursday of every month (except July and August), 10.30 am, coffee and chat at the Levante Restaurant on the Playa esplanade (opposite Price Brown estate agents). Ex-Forces and non-Services are all welcome. Second Thursday of every month, Quiz at Badgers at 2pm. Quiz open to anyone and if you're on your own we can "join you up" with a team. For any enquiries call the Secretary on 634372294 or email mojacar.secretary@rbl.community. For welfare advice or help, email SpainNorthCommunitySupport@rbl.co mmunity. The Royal British Legion - Zurgena & District Branch Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, first Thursday of the month, 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBL secretary@yahoo.co.uk. See www.british legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena

WOW Women on Wednesday Scotty’s, Mojácar Playa, 2pm. Get together, buy, sell, swap, meet new people. AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No Dames in Huércal Overa Association campaigning for the 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Rural, Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. Valley built without proper authority. Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494 Meeings on 3rd Saturday of every other month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 Dames in Turre 12pm, last Tuesday in the month, Hostal 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for Vera Photo Club local charities. New members & guests First Sunday of month, Bar La Pará, Turre welcome. Chairman, Barbara Wardley, (opposite the Vet), 10am - 12.30pm. 950 529 168. Secretary, Moira Armatage Presentations by invited speakers, field +34 711 007 192, mogsy2009@live.com trips, instruction, studio photography, monthly assignments and exhibitions. All levels welcome. Phone Sarah Mojácar Community Library Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, 670003717 or Claus 628585538. 11am - 1pm . Freemasons in the Province of Almeria Flamenco Forum for English Craft & Chapter. 661 026 912 or 670 27 Speakers on Facebook. Information and events. 27 37 Tel: 687 480 694 Freemasons – The Side Degrees Vera & District Lions Club 6.00pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Hotel Terraza Carmona, Vera. Telephone Jo Pearson on 711 00 56 82 or email veralionssecretary@gmail.com for more information.

Albox Computer Club Hotel La Parrilla, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. www.indaloh3.com Traditional Japanese Reiki and Gendai Reiki Ho Classes, workshops, and Reiki shares in Mojacar. Tel: 634 347 930, website: www.gendaireikispain.com Ancestry Club for Beginners & Intermediate Tel. 634 309 590 Mojácar Bridge Club Mondays at Miraflores Camping. 1pm for tapas, 2pm start. Contact Les 950 437 100 / 634 219 174 Facebook: Mojácar Bridge Club Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com Mojacar Photo Group meet 2nd Sunday each month at Dee’s Dollar Bar, Pueblo Laguna with monthly presentations, themes and challenges. Open to all levels, training available for beginners. Contact Andy: 650406167 or mpg@funnell.eu

Mark, RAM, RSM, OSM & Allied. 678 574 579 Cabrera Music Club For info call Richard: 666 274 861 cabreramusicclub@albox-online.net

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities continued Amigos de los Coches Clasicos Local multi-national group of classic car enthusiasts. Meetings the first Thursday of the month, 3pm, Hotel Rural Miguel Rosi, junction 559 E15/A7. www.a-c-c.es, email: info@a-c-c.es, tel. David 950 412 165 Miraflores 1/10 Scale RC Club Thursdays, 3pm. Tel: Richard on 666 274 861 for more details. Model Aero Flying Club, Cortijo Grande Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Jeff on 950 469304 or Colin on 666 982186

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

Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553

Support Groups & Charities Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 677 688037 MACS Cancer Support Group General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am to 4pm. 24/7 Careline: 634 656 555. Fully Spanish registered charity. Shops in Mojácar, Turre, Albox and Huercal-Overa open Mon-Fri, 10-2pm www.macscancersupport.com Email: macscancersuppor t@live.co.uk Stepping Stones Carers Support Group Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. Tel 950 472 822 or 677 683 385 www.steppingstonescarerssupport.com

The Evengelical Church, Turre Avda. de Almería, on the corner of Age Support Almanzora C/Alberquillica. Sunday, 10.30am. Shop and welfare office near Peugeot Tuesday, 3pm Bible studying. Midweek garage, Albox. Helpline 634 316 573 prayer meeting. Tel. 950 617 549 or 950 472 349. www.turrechurch.com A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojacar Area Meetings:- Monday 6pm, New Life Church, Huercal-Overa Turre Evangelical Church (Avenida de We are a Jesus centred church family Almeria, Turre). Friday, 6pm, Living Water Sunseed A hands-on practical centre for low- learning to love one another. Sunday Church, Mojacar Playa (opposite Red impact living and environmental service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu Cross building). Tel: 634 300 364 or email aaspain@gmail.com education in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas tel. 685 628 184 near Sorbas. Free tours at 4pm. www.sunseed.org.uk Tel: 950 525 770 Living Water Church Mojacar Playa Al-Anon Family Groups Pita Escuela Agave School of Río Aguas. A multicultural, environmental and musical project, specialized on the integral usage of the agave plant and the processing of its wood.Tel 630 66 18 65 (Timbe) pitaescuela@hotmail.com

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

for people whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings Mondays, 4:45 - 5:45 at Turre Evangelical Church. Tel: 698460801 or email AlAnon.LaAlfoquia@gmail.com

Aguaviva Evangelical Church Near the health Centre, opposite BiciBox, Albox. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 560 544

Universal Wonderful Street Academy NGO that supports street children in Accra (Ghana). Registered charity. www.universalwonderfulstreetacadem y.org. Beatriz: 617 182 154

New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family learning to love one another. Sunday service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu tel. 685 628 184 Roman Catholic Masses These canbe found on www.misas.org for most places.

Harmony Community Support Providing assistance to those in need. Tel. 634 339 192 Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 14:00 help@harmonycharity.com Send details of your group to almeriafocus@gmail.com WhatsApp: 667 80 11 40

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Music & Drama Groups Yoga

Dance

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

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

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

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

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

The Luvvies New members always welcome for acting or work behind the scenes etc. Te l . 6 34 34 6 3 0 9 o r e - m a i l theluvvies@hotmail.com

Step2It - Line Dancing Arboleas. Weds: 6.45 p.m-7.30 p.m, First Steps/Intro. 7.30 p.m-10.30, Beginners / Improvers /Intermediate. Carrie Ann 627279584 www.carrieanngreen.com

Jacqueline Welby Productions New members always needed to act or work back stage or with any other activities. Tel. Jacqueline Morris Welby 634 313 531

Almeria Line Dancers Julie - 634304625 / 950110433

The Incognito Singers A mixed voice group, based in Arboleas, performing a varied repertoire of songs to a high standard. For more info visit www.theincognitosingers.com, see Facebook, contact us at theincognito singers@gmail.com., or drop in to a weekly rehearsal. (See web page.) Orquesta Ciudad de Vera. A friendly group of musicians of various ages and levels. All newcomers welcome, only requirement is to play an orchestral instrument and read music. Rehearsals Vera Auditorio on Saturday mornings. See www.ocv.org.es for details. Vera Voces A friendly choir singing classical music, directed by pianist, singer and director, Barry Jobling. All welcome, no auditions. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at Vera Auditorio. Facebook: Vera Voces. Contact veravoces1@gmail.com

Ceroc Dancing Artisan Centre, Mojacar, Tues 8.15pm Beginners/Improvers/Advanced. All welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799 Belly Dancing Mojácar, Garrucha & Huércal-Overa. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596

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

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Bellydance Classes Mojácar, Turre, Palomares. Call 639 724 521 Dance Classes with Hollie Newell Ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, zumba and more. Based in Turre. Tel: 634 317 391 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera 54 Verasol, Vera. Royal Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Complete Beginners Flamenco Mojácar. No specialist shoes or equipment required, friendly hour long class. Email info@lagitanainglesa.com


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

Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

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

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

Fitness & Martial Arts Girasol, Albox Pilates, children’s karate & Tai-chi. Tel 639 089 170 Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre. Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Slimming Groups Sophia Wellness Centre Arboleas, Thurs 12.30pm, Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Martial Arts Academy Seidokan Scientific Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Vera. Call John Watson 950 453 681 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defence, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Mojácar Taekwondo 5 years to adults. Various classes & times. Contact Serge 646844708. Facebook GTF Spain Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Various activities. Tel. 950 449 451. Fitness with Alison, Mojácar Full Body Workout, Pilates, AquaZumba, Zumba, Step Aerobics, Total Toning, AeroFit. Tel 666 273 168. Hollie Newell Zumba Almeria Turre, Los Gallardos, Arboleas and San Juan. Contact: 634 317 391 Jova Gym, Mojácar Various activities. www.jovasport.es 950 473 137. See facebook. Fun Fit with Ali Roof Top Classes. Pilates, Fun Aerobics, Abs & Arms, LBT, Yoga and more. Limited to 6 per class. Call 634308906 Send details of your group to almeriafocus@gmail.com WhatsApp: 667 80 11 40


Your Stars Opportunities to make advancements through good business sense are evident. Deception is evident around you. Your lover will be annoyed with your participation. You may find yourself in a predicament with family members. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

(Apr. 21- May 21)

Short trips will be educational. Loss is evident if you don't consider all the angles. Red tape could be impossible to clear up this month. Real estate and joint financial ventures will be profitable. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

You can enjoy entertainment if you join in and follow the crowd for a change. Time to deal with institutional environments, government agencies, and matters of a private nature this month. You need to keep the peace and you will have to bend in order to do so. Go out with friends. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Trips will be exciting. Abrupt changes concerning your professional position are evident. Changes in your domestic scene are evident. Don't let your emotions take over. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (May 22 - June 21)

Be aware of any deception on the part of those you deal with. You will get along well in social situations. You may have problems with children. You're undergoing changes. You must refrain from overspending on entertainment. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

Don't get intimately involved with a coworker. You will be able to talk to your lover about future goals and perhaps make plans for the two of you to take a vacation. Accomplishment is yours if you direct yourself accordingly. You are best to ask questions if you aren't certain about issues that are confronting you. Your luckiest events (June 22 - July 22) this month will occur on a Sunday.

Be professional, and you will advance much more quickly. For now just do the best you can. You can discuss your intentions and ideas with your colleagues or friends this month. Be tactful if you see flaws in someone else's work. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Dream a little this month. Be supportive in order to avoid confrontations. Take time to explain your intentions to loved ones. Look into joining groups that can give you hands-on advice about business. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

You may be overreacting to a situation at hand. Risky ventures may turn in your favor. You may want to look into warm vacation spots. Networking will be a necessity. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

Make those phone calls and pay your bills. Opportunities to pamper yourself may unfold. You'll be dropping friends for no apparent reason. Opportunities for travel and socializing are evident. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

Social get-together will bring you in contact with intelligent new friends. You can make financial gains if you are prepared to take a risk. You have bent over backward trying to help them and now it's time to let them stand on their own two feet. Look into physical activities that will help get rid of some of that tension you may be feeling. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

You can elaborate on your creative ideas and get involved in groups that relate to the arts. Your determination may make you a little overbearing when dealing with others. Your compassion will be appreciated more than you can imagine. Don't use emotional blackmail on someone you love. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) Sunday

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Jokes of the Month Transport in Heaven

God Creates Adam

Three men were waiting in line to enter heaven. The angel at the gate asks the first man "How many times did you cheat on your wife?" "10 times" the man answers. The angel gives him the keys to a 2010 Toyota Camry, "This is what you will drive around heaven". The second man says he cheated on his wife five times, and the angel gives him a 2018 Lexus. The third man says he never cheated on his wife, and he gets a 2021 Rolls Royce. A few days later the three men meet up and the man in the Rolls Royce is very upset. The two other men ask him what's wrong. He replies, "I just saw my wife riding round in a very old mini.”

God creates Adam and it was good. After some time, God realises Adam needs a companion and says to him, "Adam, I have decided to give you a companion. I will give you a woman who will love you and live to please you. She will be intelligent, witty, and above all beautiful. She will cook your meals, wash your clothes, and laugh at all of your jokes." Adam couldn't believe his luck! God says, "All this will only cost you an arm and a leg." To which Adam replies, "What can I get for a rib?"

Bird Impressions A man goes to the circus and tells the ring master that he would like to apply for a job. The ring master asks what his talents are, and the man replies that he does amazing bird impressions. The ring master tells the man that he's seen a million bird impressions and is not interested. The man says, “Well, it’s your loss,” flaps his wings and flies away. The Lumberjack A small puny man applied for a job as a lumberjack, but the foreman refused to take him because he was too small. "I may look puny," protested the man, "But I'm not. Just give me a chance to show you how strong I am.” The foreman gave him an axe and told the man to chop down a giant redwood that stood nearby. Half an hour later, to the foreman's shock, the redwood was lying on the ground. "Where'd you learn to cut down trees like that?" the foreman asked. "The Sahara Forest," the man answered. "I’ve only heard of the Sahara Desert," the foreman replied. "Sure," said the man, "That's what they call it now."

A Good Question Four college students are having a great time on their spring break, so they decide to spend an extra week away from class. One of the students calls his professor and says, "Prof, we are all stuck in Daytona beach. We won't be able to make it back in time for our exams because a tyre on our car blew. We need to get it towed, taken to a garage, and get it fixed before we head back". The prof says, "No problem. Your safety comes first. Do what you need to, and when you get back the four of you can take the exam then". The students live it up for another week, drinking, partying, etcetera. When they get back to college a week later, the prof welcomes them, sits them each in different rooms, and hands them the exam paper. When they turn the page over to start writing, they find their exams only have one question, "Which tyre?"

Changing Supplier Got my water bill today. Ridiculous! 400 dollars. Then I saw an advert for Oxfam on the TV telling me they can supply a whole village with water for 5 dollars a month. I’m going to sign up with them instead.

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...and next... The New Soldier A sergeant major is inspecting his troops one morning when he sees a new soldier he doesn't recognise. "Hey, you! Soldier! Get over here! What's your name?" "John." “John?! What the hell kind of army do you think this is? I never call my soldiers by their first names. It breeds familiarity and leads to a breakdown in discipline. I only ever call my soldiers by their last names: Smith, Jones, Jenkins, and so on. And you will refer to me as sergeant major. Do I make myself clear?" "Yes, sergeant major." "Good. Now that we've got that settled, what is your name, soldier?" The soldier breathes a heavy sigh and answers, "Darling. My name is John Darling, sergeant major." He replies, "Okay John, here's what I need you to do..." Golf in Heaven A man asks a fortune teller what Heaven is like. The fortune teller gazes into her crystal ball and says, "Hmmm, I see good news and bad news. The good news is that Heaven has many golf courses and they are all incredibly beautiful". "Great!" says the man. "What's the bad news?" "You’re booked to tee off at 8.30am tomorrow morning". The Last Meal A prisoner is about to be executed and the warders ask him, “What do you want your last meal to be?” “Strawberries,” he responds. The head warder replies, “But it's winter. We can't get strawberries until spring.” The prisoner told the guard, “In that case I’ll wait”. Not Profitable Two men meet at a bar and start talking about work. The first one says, “What do you do for a living?' The second man arrogantly puffs out his chest, and full of pride, says with a smirk, “I sir, happen to be an artist.” To which the first man replies, “Hey that's ironic, I'm unemployed as well!'

The Woman A man walks into a bar and sees a young, very attractive woman. He approaches her and asks, "Excuse me, you are so very attractive, but I am curious. Would you be willing to sleep with me for one million dollars?" She responds, "Well certainly!" He then asks, "How about for ten dollars?" She answers, "No way. What do you think I am, an idiot?" The man replies, "I have already established what you are. I'm just trying to negotiate a better price."

The Clever Dog Roxy, a large black Labrador, was sitting up in his seat at the movies, wagging his tail, growling at the villain and barking excitedly at the hero's escapades. The woman in the seat behind him was intrigued. “Excuse me”, she said, tapping Roxy's owner on the shoulder, “Your dog is extraordinary. I've never seen anything like it!” “Yes, he surprised me, too,” said the owner. “He hated the book.”

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Coffee Break

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