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Contents Claims and Help ................................................................…...10 Focus on Local News …...........…………................................…….12 The PIVE Vehicle Plan .............................................................24 So Now You Know .........................................................................26 The Iron Ore Debate ..................................................................28 A Solution? ....................................................................................30 The Hindsight Aftermath....................................................................32 Some True Zoo Stories! ..............................................................34 Useful Numbers .................................................................................35 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................36 What’s On ..................................................................................82 Activities, Clubs and Associations ........................................87 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Call us on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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he local area is still coming to terms with the horrendous floods and severe damage to houses, businesses, cars, vehicles and agricultural land, and the many roads that are still being repaired. The Garrucha to Vera road was re-opened on October 29th, and other roads are being worked on as a matter of urgency.

A grant of 2,580 euros will be made for replacement of essential domestic goods. Fees normally payable for paperwork such as officially scrapping a vehicle, or obtaining documents such as lost driving licences or identity documents will be waived. Interest free loans are also being planned where investment for lost goods or businesses is necessary. Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria

The insurance consortium for disasters is processing claims made through them, and is paying money out. If an assessor has to come and look, this is taking a bit longer. The telephone number for claims is still functioning 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, on 902 222 665 and they will accept claims where full cover is already in place by a normal insurance company that refuse your claim because of the disaster aspect. Insurance companies initially contacted are supplying letters to this effect in many cases. Local town halls have offices to deal with such claim advice as well. There are also government or insurance industry funds that may pay out if no insurance was in force at all. Some solicitors or legal centres are offering free advice. Relief from income tax, payment of IVA (VAT) and other business aid is also being put in place, and there will be rates (IBI) relief available in certain circumstances. If you are affected, keep asking the questions!

Town halls are being given grants for flood clearance, local losses and building repairs. Local and major road repairs, work to desalination plants and other infrastructure to a total of 20 million euros will be made available. The Junta de Andalucía Environmental department has so far spent 4.2 million euros on work to river beds, flood plains and The Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Sáenz de essential water supplies that were damaged. Santamaria, announced that 60 million euros is being made available, and stated on November 1st This year, the Mojácar Branch of the Royal British that all claims should be made within two months. Legion has been chosen to have their flag standard An amendment to the regulations published after and bearer present at the official “Muster” at the the first floods and fire damage regarding pay-outs Annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert was made on November 3rd to include the Hall. Mick Coote will travel to London for this honour. September 29th floods as well. Up to 2,850 euros is available in grants for private individuals with no insurance, and up to 8,000 euros for industrial, December 6th & 8th are both National fiestas in agricultural or livestock un-insured damage. A grant Spain, so all official bodies, banks and many offices of 18,000 euros is being made for death or will be shut. These dates fall on Thursday and permanent disability resulting from the floods. Total Saturday this year, and many people will have the loss claims or compensation for properties is to be Friday off as well, an extended rest period that is the actual cost to a maximum of 15,000 euros, plus called a “puente” (bridge). Proposals made in 2011 50% cost up to 10,000 euros for structural damage, that non-religious fiestas should all be switched to including special relief for communities of owners. Mondays in 2012, has still not been implemented.

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Focus on Local News New Car Sales With the rise in IVA (VAT) from 18% to 21% on new car sales from September 1st, some people decided to bring forward a planned purchase to August, also the time when in previous years people planning to go on holiday have thought seriously about changing their vehicles. August figures did show a respite in sales, but September sales were consequently abysmal and down 37% on 2011 figures. Only 35,000 new registrations were recorded throughout all of Spain. A new incentive scheme is therefore being introduced to try and boost sales that we refer to in a following article, but basically a grant of 2,000 euros is now available if a vehicle older then 12 years is taken out of circulation and then scrapped. There are other incentives for some vehicles over 10 years old.

transplants such as those involving hearts have to be done in Granada. An agreement for international collaboration had been agreed between Spain, France and Italy to link up transplant availability and requirements. Spain has almost double the number of persons donating organs than the average of all EU states.

Spanish Pensions Every November, the cost of living rise in the previous year is calculated and pensioners receive an adjustment to their pensions, or part pensions where persons such as ex-pats have accrued pension rights in Spain whilst working here. Despite the government cut backs, the Spanish Social Security authorities have confirmed that this increase will be applied for 2012. The September rise in IVA (VAT) has of course driven a lot of prices up, and current inflation is running at about 3.5%. If this figure is unchanged during November the extra cost is liable to be 5,000 million euros. A 1% rise in pensions will also be applied from January 2013 to try and keep the income of pensioners in line with other rising costs, such as the “Co-Pago” prescription system where pensioners now have to contribute to the cost of medication.

Transplants World Health statistics have shown that Spain is at the forefront of organ transplants and skill. 4,200 such operations were recorded in 2011, some 12% and 500 more operations than 2010. 1,700 persons donated organs, including kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs, intestines and pancreases as well as eye parts. Owing to the skill of the surgeons, 82 representatives from other countries came to Spain to observe procedures and techniques. Almería province carries out major work in this field, and only some major

Recycling The residents of Spain are not as good as they could be at recycling used items according to a recent survey, except in some respects. 66% stated they always recycled bottles, 64% plastic items and 64% paper and cardboard. About 10% stated they never bothered at all, but 2% complained that there were not enough containers and most were too far away. When asked if they ever didn’t use a car on the grounds of saving energy, only 2% said they did regularly. 19% said they sometimes did this, whilst 43% stated they never did and never would! 27% said it didn’t apply to them as they didn’t have a car.

New Electricity Bills Idea As part of the present “war” by Jose Bono, the Industry Minister, on the electricity supply companies, a new plan has been put forward. 20 million users are on a tariff known as “TUR”. This stands for ‘Tarifa de Último Recurso’ that gives quite dramatic bands in electrical power in homes and businesses. The price paid by consumers is the same whichever power company provider you use, and an examination of the charges in June this year revealed that switching companies only results in a difference of 12-13 euros per year! Anyone who has a rated supply of more

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Focus on Local News continued than 10 kilowatts can go on to the free market to obtain the best rates, but 94% of users cannot do this. Jose Bono is going to “liberate” this by changing the band system. The results of this latest proposal to cut electricity bills has not yet been fully worked out but in theory this should reduce bills and lead to greater competition between suppliers such as ‘Endesa’ and ‘Iberdrola’ and ‘EON’. The plans to make big changes that reduce the “deficit”, (the amount electrical supply companies claim is the difference in the cost of producing electricity and the price it is sold for) is explained in an article in this issue.

‘Flu Jabs Vaccinations against influenza are now available from your doctor or health centre until the end of November. These are available on demand to persons above the age of 65, for pregnant women, seriously ill persons, or if you look after elderly persons yourself, or if you are in a job where you mix with a lot of people on a regular basis. The injections are free and if you are a pensioner you may have received a letter telling you of this availability. As a lot of health centres or doctors deal with injections at certain times of the day or week you should ask when the appropriate time to make an appointment is.

her car was later found abandoned near the bullring with keys in the ignition and doors unlocked. Despite very extensive searches for her body, she was never found. Recently, in August, police arrested a local man living in the Roquetas area known as “Las 200 Viviendas”. Interrogation as to whether he had murdered Lourdes and where her body might be found led to a general location. This tied in with forensic tests on soil samples found in her vehicle. The “suspect” apparently has a previous record of sexual assault. Lourdes’ family have never given up on the assumption that Lourdes might have voluntarily gone off somewhere, but extensive coverage of her photograph in work clothes from the ‘Cepsa’ petrol station throughout Spain never turned up any positive sightings. Some three years later it is believed that the riddle may now have been solved.

‘Consentio’ Innovation

The multinational company ‘Consentino’ with headquarters is Cantoria have recently announced they are going into production of a new synthetic worktop material called “Dekton”. This product is the result of an ‘I + D’ + i’ research endeavour that took 22,000 hours and 91 million euros to perfect. The new surface is a combination of materials (now patented) that can be used for domestic use in kitchen and bathrooms, but more importantly as a floor surface, façade of buildings, industrial flooring and work surfaces. The newly built factory at Cantoria of 580,000 square metres to exploit this product will need 110 direct employees initially which is expected to rise to 800. The company believes that sales of the product will mean they get their money back for the development and manufacturing plant within a period of 7-8 years. Franciso Martinez Consentino, the managing director, stated at the launch of the product, “If we wish to remain world leaders, we have to go forward.” ‘Consentino’ have Lourdes García a direct labour force involved in manufacture of Lourdes, aged 36 at the time, disappeared on October their other products of 2,200 persons in more than 3rd, 2009 when she left the petrol station in Roquetas 60 countries. where she worked to go home at the end of her shift. She was a qualified teacher who had turned The Priors her back on teaching. Clothes laid out on her bed Layers acting for Helen and Len Prior have been told were ready for a planned meeting with friends, and that a Junta de Andalucía court has confirmed that

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their planning permission from Vera town hall is in fact illegal. Their house was unfortunately chosen to make an “example” demolition on the grounds that the houses built in the area were mostly illegal and would lead to a “nucleus” of houses needing services such as made-up roads and street lights. Houses given permission since are still standing, as is the complete development although other houses could in theory (but not yet practice) be demolished as other demolition orders have been served. The decision from this latest court case means that a compensation claim for the demolished property can now go ahead, but as to how long it will take, and whether eventually they will get any money if they are told there is none available, remains to be seen. Helen and Len are now both 68 years old.

The New York Times

was stated to be a normal occurrence in Spain as a means of getting food! Actually on close examination the man was “totting”. Other photographs showed the National Police with riot sticks drawn at a demonstration in Madrid. This was just before King Juan Carlos went to New York and he was quick to point out that biased journalism served no purpose. The backlash in Spain was of fury, and several websites have been set up designed to “put the re c o rd s t r a i g h t ” . O n e s u ch we b s i te i s www.alaatencióndelnewyorktimes.com and huge amounts of photographs have been uploaded, designed to show every aspect of Spanish life. Our local Spanish daily ‘IDEAL’ is collecting photos as well to be sent to and this is being repeated all over Spain. American TV channels are now featuring such sites. Each submitted image has to have a title and two or three tag words along with the name of the sender. Twitter followers can subscribe at (hash)paraNYTIMES.

Recently a photo journalist, Samuel Aranda, who has won some prestigious awards in his career, published 15 black and white photographs in ‘The “Disabled” Parking New York Times’ on September 24th showing the “abysmal poverty” and “disorder” in Many people sometimes “temporarily” park in a Spain, using photographs amongst others of a person “disabled bay”, with hazard warning lights on of deep in the open lid of a large rubbish container. It course! 120,000 drivers in Spain are authorized to

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Focus on Local News continued use these spaces. The first requirement is that the physical challenge has to be quantified as being 33%. Since 1998, the EU has been trying to introduce uniformity in the amount of handicap, and introduce a “green card” of international conformity. Unfortunately, many Spanish municipalities are operating on differing standards. Some provide passes that allow unrestricted parking, whilst other charge for any period over 1 hour, quite often not long enough, or charge for a minimum of 3 hours that is often too long. Physically challenged persons can have a discount on car purchase, pay reduced IVA (VAT) and pay nothing to licence the vehicle. If such persons have a suitably modified vehicle but no driving licences various driving centres give special tests. Modifications to normal vehicles can often cost up to 12,000 euros, sometimes grant aided, but such modifications may include substantial mechanical or electronic changes. To convert a basic van is much cheaper of course, than luxury vehicles. There are considered to be 4 million persons in Spain who are more than 33% affected, but only 120,000 of these have driving licences. The traffic authorities state that in 2011 only one single woman applied for and obtained her permission to drive an adapted vehicle.

the mayor of Roquetas, during July, to explore financial aid have yet to take place. The aquarium has been forced to close over some winter periods with just maintenance staff to feed and regulate the marine life. The land where it was built was provided free by Roquetas council originally but a yearly peppercorn rent has to be paid. The Junta de Andalucía (governing body for Almería province) provided a long term interest free loan to help with the construction but the problem is monthly and yearly income on a continuing basis.

Turre, Oh Dear!

Council meetings in Turre have to take place by local edict every 3 months. The last such “legal” meeting was solely to deal with proposals put forward by opposition councillors, and the PP councillors and mayor in power put up not a single motion. Opposition councillors suggested that all council meetings whether normal or extraordinary be notified to councillor by e-mail to their homes or businesses, and save the expense of printed documents being taken by hand to each councillor by the local police. Another request was for areas of environmental health risk due to illegal discharges or leaks be dealt with as a matter of priority to stop harm and potential disease risks to residents. A third proposal was that monitors should be made available for children going to school, an extension of the “lollipop” idea, so that patrolled walking to school on selected routes would cut down car use, and eliminate the dangers of cars parking in often “bad” positions to let out their children. The final proposal was that formation courses and their availability for the unemployed were put on display (or be available to be consulted) at the council offices. All these proposals had to be accepted by the mayor and council majority as being worthy of debate. Every single proposal was dismissed without any further ado! Mojácar PP council has an absolute majority also, and can do the same with any motion presented by councillors, or parties in Still Aquarium Problems The Roquetas aquarium has been struggling for opposition. years to get grants towards the running costs. The aquarium is the largest in Andalucía but nobody in Case “Prestige” officialdom wants to put their hands in their pockets. On November 13th ten years ago, the “Prestige” Meetings announced by Almería council, now led by tanker vessel became water logged during a storm,

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Focus on Local News continued 28 nautical miles off the coast of La Coruña in Galicia. The consequent discharge of oil was 77,000 tonnes and contaminated 250 kms of coast. The ensuing court case against the Greek captain, Apostulos Manguras, and two of his senior crew (who have been judged in their absence as no one knows where they are), together with the insurance company “London Steam” has now reached the sentencing phase. So far the trial has cost 1.4 million euros and the court papers take up 200 box files with 270,000 documents. 70 lawyers and 28 prosecutors have dealt with or cross examined 133 ordinary witnesses and 98 expert witnesses, dealing with 2,100 statements. The trial has been held in a large exhibition centre as no court in Galicia was big enough. The sentencing will probably take place in September next year after the various judges and technical specialists have decided on their verdict. One expert witness on marine biology from Almería University has been called in to testify. It is believed that Crown Prince Felipe met his future wife Leticia when she was covering the event for TV, and he had gone for an official look.

it away. An investigation that is not considered to be necessarily fruitful after all this time is being undertaken. A slightly different bomb from this period in Spanish history was also found in Vicar some years ago.

The Cuevas Cave Tragedy One year ago last October 14th, the hillside gave way above the cave houses in Cuevas del Almanzora. Miguel Santiago lost his house but still goes back to the ruins most days. He eats and sleeps in the “temporary” home provided by Cuevas town hall for those whose houses no longer exist. He has to pay for electricity consumed, along with water bills. Miguel would like to go back to his cave house but he is doubtful this will ever happen. Practically all the previous owners have moved away and although the overhanging rocks were reinforced with a metal mesh covered in concrete, nobody who lived there is sure that this is completely safe. Most of the enormous and medium sized rocks have been taken away but badly damaged houses that are still open to the sky have never been properly cleared. Miguel says the site is now like a cemetery, except the bodies were taken elsewhere. Tourists still come to see the site but apart from that almost nobody else. The widow Carmen who was miraculously saved by the brave actions of a fireman, police officer and a neighbour has moved away with her son, the only surviving members of her family, following the landslide.

Cinema to Shut?

Bomb Alert A company handling recycled goods in Vicar discovered a large bomb with fins when sorting through recently collected items. ‘Gedex’, the police bomb disposal unit, turned out and identified the aerial bomb as being of German manufacture known as an “SD50” or “Negrilla”. The bomb was almost certainly dropped over the area by a German plane during the Spanish Civil War in the 30s. The bomb explosive experts made it safe to transport and took

The ‘Yelmo’ multi-screen cinema at Roquetas may have to shut. The owners are trying to come to an agreement with the staff, and face similar problems in other cinemas under their control. Falling audiences are the problem and the recent hike in IVA (VAT) from 8% to 21% was heralded when it came in as a “death knoll”. A survey is being undertaken as to which of the 30 cinemas in the group will shut and which will stay open. Pessimists in the entertainment and culture industry say that the rise in IVA will lose the companies 43 million euros in 2013 and 4,200 direct employees, with 20% of the present businesses closing. Large investments to show 3D films, sporting events and concerts have proved difficult to recoup.

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Focus on Local News continued ‘Bankia’ Sale The ‘Bankia’ bank, now incorporating amongst others the ‘Bancaja’ group, was recently nationalized by the Spanish government. This was because their “toxic” debts mostly from lending to construction companies and developers were so enormous. ‘Bankia’ have now put 1,100 properties on the market, as an initial offer, with claims of up to 60% discount on the original sale price, now impossible to obtain. Unusually these properties now include some still belonging to developers where the bank has not yet foreclosed. Any purchaser can have 100% mortgage up to a maximum of 80% of an official valuation carried out previously. Mortgage terms can be up to 40 years with an interest rate of 0.09% additional to the ‘Euribor’ rate that is now the lowest for many years. There are no special charges for taking on the mortgage or other fees. With properties owned by developers, a purchaser will be allowed to take over the building loan. The properties are on sale technically until November 13th, and local branches should have lists of how it applies in your area. The “bad debt” liability of ‘Bankia’ when it was nationalized was given as 40,000 million euros and ‘Bankia’ lost 3,300 million euros in 2011.

receive only the basic legally defined wage amount or less will get 50% discount. The newly restored castle-tower just outside Huércal-Overa town is proving a popular attraction for visits by residents and tourists. For this reason, applications have been made to get married there. This is now being set in motion with a special fee of 100 euros. The castle is always a popular place for photographs as the views are extensive.

‘AVE’ Money Budgets revealed for the ‘AVE’ high speed train projects to be funded in 2013 throughout Spain have been published recently by the Spanish Transport Minister and ‘Adif’ the rail operator. 241 million euros is split between Almería and Murcia provinces towards new sections but only 100 million for Almería, a mere 3%. This compares to the total of 3,300 million euros that is going amongst other regions to Galicia (33%), Pais Vasco (10%) and León y Asturias (10%) as well. Previously government ministers had stated that all the missing links in the project from Murcia to Almería would be put out to licence in 2012, for a start date in 2013. Officially the arrival of the ‘AVE’ is scheduled for 2017 in Almería city, but the present mayor considers that 2019 is more realistic.

Toxic Bank Accounts

Huércal-Overa Weddings Civil marriages throughout Spain continue to rise over the numbers who choose a church. Previously the flat rate fee was 60 euros but this has now been reduced to 40 euros, Monday to Friday. Couples who

The Spanish government is to set up a consortium of “toxic“accounts from the whole range of Spanish banks, where these accounts amount to billions of euros. Most of the bad debts are for developments or from promoters where, when the bubble burst in 2008, there is virtually no chance of any repayments. This will separate the viable business from the disastrous accounts, and the EU is keen that this will happen as part of their purge on Spanish debts. In Almería province where there are 18,000 new and vacant apartments and houses, this will apply to about 5,000 of them. The aim is that these properties are offered for sale at a discount of 50% for new properties, 40% for second hand properties, and up to 80% for land, as land prices have plummeted. Anyone who signs a contract to buy a new property before January 1st 2013 can benefit from the reduced rate of IVA (VAT) that is at 4%

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Focus on Local News continued until the end of the year, and then will be 10%. In addition, any resident who buys an urban property now will get 50% reduction on any capital gains tax when they sell on. Any person above the age of 65 who buys a property as their main home, not a second home, can also sell after 3 years without any capital gains liability. This is not a “new” or temporary offer; it has existed for a long time.

Huércal-Overa Rates Since the present council in Huércal-Overa took over after the last elections, one of their tasks has been to try and reconcile the amount of “IBI” (Rates) that is being paid or not paid. The councillor in charge of this exercise states that in some 4 storey blocks only the 1st floor, or perhaps the 3rd floor pays any rates, and the amounts are not the same! In the prosperous years, many councils wrote off bad debts or stopped chasing then because it seemed too much like hard work! Millions of euros were therefore “lost”. At Huércal-Overa, they have set up their own “Oficina Catastral” (rates office), as did Mojácar recently. After gaining a clearer picture, the exercise in Huércal-Overa has revealed that 55% of those who should be paying rates are not getting bills! This applies to land, industrial developments, houses and apartments. The land not paying any rates is 7,600,000 m2, as set against the 8,000,000 m2 where payment is being made, so an increase of 95%! Apart from an enormous increase in town hall funds, the result should be that rateable values can come down – for everyone, in theory.

from various bodies have recently announced that pioneering work started in 2008 is now bearing fruit. The experimental tower and solar reflectors are designed to extract hydrogen from water, using solar energy as the heat medium. The plant is now producing hydrogen and in the next 12 months they consider that similar systems could be installed elsewhere. The programme started off being called “Hydrosol” and the solution is to be called “Hydrosol 3D”. 700 litres of hydrogen per hour is being produced from the heat generated by the sun, equivalent to the power from a conventional power station of 100kw. Further investment is now being given by the Spanish Department for Scientific Advance, to fine tune the system.

Pensions & Other Funds

The amount spent by the Spanish Social Security to pay pensions rose in October by nearly 5%, double that previously calculated. This is because many persons just under their pension age are taking early retirement or have lost their jobs. The present deficit between what is being paid out over income is 10,500 million euros, including unemployment subsidies. This December, public service employees, most town halls and all government members have agreed to forgo the “extra” month’s payment for December. A big row has broken out over this, which affects 10,000 functionaries in Almería province alone. Apart from not getting the December payment, the tax they will pay in December will be based on the extra payment not now applicable! The tax authorities say they cannot re-program all their computers to cope Hydrogen from Water with this. The Minister for Employment, Fátima Báñez, The Tabernas solar investigation complex is a states that these figures are disappointing but she reference standard for the whole world. Scientists expects an improvement in income in 2013.

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The PIVE Vehicle Plan

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aced with the disastrous fall in new vehicle purchases recently, exacerbated by the rise in IVA (VAT) from 18 to 21%, a new purchase incentive plan has been announced. The scheme is called “PIVE” that stands for “(El) Plan de Incentivos al Vehículos Eficiente”, so a plan to increase the sales of energy efficient vehicles. This has been greeted with elation by the vehicle sales organizations. Surveys of vehicle age in the EU show that apart from Greece, Spain has the oldest vehicles in everyday use. The plan is that 2,000 euros discount will be allowed for the purchase of a new efficient vehicle, provided the vehicle being scrapped is over 12 years old. An age of over 10 years applies to vans and light commercial vehicles. The 2,000 euros will be funded 50/50 between the government and the manufacturers, as has been done in the past. New vehicles must be classified by a Spanish agency ‘IDEA’ as being in the class “A” or “B”. The cost of the vehicle before the discount cannot be more than 25,000 euros, without the IVA. Tax and Social Security records will be used to prove that the persons applying for the grants are the actual legal owners. Electric vehicles or hybrid vehicle using conventional fuel and generated electricity of various types are also included in this scheme, as are vehicles that operate on a mixture of normal fuel and liquid gas, providing the maximum emission figure is less then 160g/kg of CO2. In these cases the purchase amount limit is whatever such vehicles cost. This extra incentive of 2,000 euros will mean that total grants for these types of vehicles can be as much as 8,000 euros. ‘Faconauto’, a motor sales body considers that these grants available now will dramatically increase new sales and give a much needed incentive to purchase. They consider that the 25,000 euros limit will allow people to purchase cars that have good packages of “extras” that many new clients want. They say that 80% of all vehicles currently on sale will be covered by this plan. In Almería

province, the “stock” of vehicles that can be scrapped is given as 40% of those on the road and the total number is given as 151,600. Of course, not everybody who owns an old vehicle is going to rush to get the 2,000 euros discount, particularly if they are unemployed, struggling to pay a mortgage or worried about their jobs. The estimated number of actual sales throughout Spain is 75,000 sales, of which 7,650 such purchases should take place in Andalucía. Only 5,746 vehicle sales for all of the present year have been made in Almería province. In the dreadful month of September, only 381 new vehicles were registered, including 58 4x4’s.

The KIA Pro_cee’d

Another benefit of this incentive is that if more vehicles are sold this will give more business to insurance companies when policies and premiums are updated, banks and finance houses that lend the money and workshops where guarantee work will be carried out along with servicing. The ‘Kia’ brand keeps reporting outstanding sales figures, way above the average for other makes. The “Sportage” 4 x 4 has achieved sales in Andalucía of nearly 1,100 units and the equivalent ‘Ford’ variant only 600 sales. The new second generation 2013 ‘Kia’ “pro_cee’d” has been unveiled and the publicity states that it is the embodiment of “Pure Emotion and Energy”. The former model has sold 55,000 cars in Europe since 2007.

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So Now You Know... Potato Crisps Cornelius Vanderbilt was a financier who regularly ate in the Moon Lake House Hotel in Saragota Springs. In 1853, he complained that his fried potatoes were too chunky so the chef sliced them thinner the next time he came in, almost through pique! The chef, George Crum, found that other customers asked for his very thin fried potatoes that they called “crisp” potatoes. In 1913, a grocer in England started selling crisps as we know them now, from a French recipe. In 1920, the grocery manager started his own company and as he was called James Smith, the company was called Smith’s Potato Crisps Ltd. Circuses Philip Astley is credited with starting the first circus in the 1770s. He started with equestrian events and by 1780 had added a strongman, two clowns and some acrobats. He coined the word “circuses”. A Spaniard, Juan Porte, started a European circus in Vienna in 1780, and by 1792 they were common in the US. The first American circus was in Philadelphia. Sydney was the venue for “The Australian Olympic” circus in 1842, and was acclaimed a big success with performances repeatedly sold out. In 1938, one of the first television broadcasts was from the Bertram Mills circus in London that included elephants and tigers. Paperbacks In 1935, paperbacks were massed produced when Allen Lane founded the ‘Penguin Book Company’ in London, realizing that thin cover books were much cheaper to produce. They wanted an animal or a bird as their trade mark design and made a list of ten. Their typist suggested a penguin and illustrator Edward Young spent a day at the London Zoo sketching penguins. They decided a penguin had both “An air of dignity and flippancy”, so the penguin motif was selected. Allen Lane was later knighted for his revolutionary design that provided books for the masses at affordable prices.

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Monopoly Charles Darrow invented ‘Monopoly’ in 1933. An American, he used charms from a broken charm bracelet for counters to move round the board. He produced 5,000 games privately, and when it became popular he sold out to the Parker Brothers who mass produced it from 1935. By the year 2000, ‘Monopoly’ had become the world’s most popular board game with 150 million sets sold in 50 countries and in 26 different languages. Cities such as Athens, Madrid, London, Paris, Moscow and Tokyo replaced the original city of New York. It is probable that Charles Darrow adapted another game, “Rent & Buy”, that had never been patented. Fingerprints A book was published in1881 that claimed a man had been caught and sent to prison because his thumbprint was found on a door, but this was in a novel. Since 1858, thumbprints had been accepted as a means of official “signature” by people who could not read or write. A Scotsman, Henry Faulds, suggested that fingerprints could be used to help solve crime, but it was not until 1892 when an English scientist, Francis Galton, started classifying fingerprints in a data bank that fingerprints were properly recognized by the police. An Argentinean criminal was the first person to be sent to prison after fingerprint evidence. A.C. Electric Motors Charles Proteus Steinmetz was the electrical genius who was termed a “giant” for inventing the alternating current electric motor. He was only four feet tall, but had already designed an electrical supply system for houses using A.C. current. Years later, the G.E.C. Company in the US had a major fault on a complex piece of equipment. They sent for Steinmetz who put a chalk cross against the defective part. He then put in a bill for 10,000 dollars! When asked to justify this he sent an itemised bill: “Making chalk mark 1 dollar. Knowing where to put it 9,999 dollars”. Posterity does not reveal if the electrical giant paid up!

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The Iron Ore Debate

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lquife Mines Holdings is a Dutch company with a long history of mining operations in this region and Granada province. This company used the discharge facility at the Almería port for loading iron ore onto waiting cargo ships, using the famous “Cable Inglés” structure, an enormous cast iron construction, actually cast in Scotland. Exhaustive surveys at the abandoned mines in Marquesado del Zenet just over the border into Granada province has shown that an extraction of further iron ore is both practical and desirable. Relatively high prices for the sale of iron ore has resulted in the opinion that there are at least 90 million tonnes of iron ore waiting to be mined, and at an estimated production of 4 million tonnes per year this gives a minimum life of 22-23 years. Holger Denicke from the Spanish arm of the company ‘Minas de Alquife S.L.’ thinks that the potential extraction may be much more than at present anticipated. Prices in 1996 of 12 dollars per ton have now risen to 100 dollars per ton. It appears a very viable operation which the company hopes to restart in 2013. One of the main considerations is how to get the iron ore to Almería port. Part of the eventual arrival of the AVE (Spanish High Speed Train), now unlikely to arrive in Almería until at least 2019, is The mines at Marquesado

that an underground line would link up with the port from the main station. ‘Alquife’ have indicated that they would be prepared to liase with Almería and national officials, and perhaps fund part of an underground link to the port, as an addition to the 250 million euro investment required to open and exploit the mines. Independent evaluation of the most cost effective route is that the Almería port is the most viable. But Almería port has been converted and modernized to deal mainly in “clean” traffic such as containers and bulk marble and stone carrying, with the ‘yeso’ (plaster), gravel and non-solid trade being switched to the Carboneras port. There is a famous disused mineral storage building at Almería station known as the “Toblerone” building because it looks just like the confectionary, that is shortly going to be demolished to make way for tower blocks with 1,300 homes. ‘Alquife’ then said that they would build a modern version where the iron ore trains would discharge into hoppers, then into the waiting freight carrying ships via closed conveyer belts, all under cover. Almería council is now thinking that they don’t want iron ore carried to their port on a railway, or even want the iron ore at all. They say that the ‘Alquife’ offer to fund some of the cost of a tunnel access is praiseworthy but the Department of Transport and ‘Adif’, the rail authority, have no plans for a tunnel access until at least 2020 or 2022. Also, if they allow surface trains this may make the tunnel plan at the other end of Almería city more unlikely. Carboneras says it would love to have the iron ore there, and suggests a rail link from Carboneras from Venta del Pobre that would link in with the Almerá Murcia AVE line. The Almería Port Authority also administers the Carboneras port. A previous idea to transport the iron ore to Carboneras by lorry traffic has been thrown out as each of thefreight trucks in the 70 trains per week can carry 50 tonnes. The debate is getting lively, but there does appear to be gold (actually iron ore) in them thar hills!

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A Solution?

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ecent electricity bills for 85% of the population with a “TUR” tariff have been sent out with a complicated letter explaining why various additional costs have been added. These additional amounts are because the Minister of Industry, José Manuel Soria, vetoed rises in consumer bills asked for by the electricity generating companies more than once towards the end of last year. The electrical supply companies went to court, and various court judgments justified their increases.

of their income from customers. This is expected to raise 571 million euros from conventional supply companies and 688 million euros from renewable energy source companies in 2013. Nuclear power stations will have to pay a tax of 2,100 euros for every kilo of nuclear waste produced, expected to raise 270 million euros. Companies that produce electricity by hydro-electric methods will be taxed at 22% of their profit; another expected 300 million euro tax income.

Consequently, the Industry Department has accepted that only savings in the purchase of fuels by the electricity companies can be passed on, not forced reductions in claimed generation and distribution cost increase. All this is because of the famous 24 billion euro “difference”, built up to the start of 2012 from 2002 when previous governments agreed that electricity generating companies could run up a bill for their “claimed” difference in generating costs and bills issued. This “deficit” has been of great concern to all, and José Soria vowed to stop it increasing any more after the anticipated 4 billion euros increase for 2012. The electricity generating companies have been getting very jittery about how he might set about this mission he has undertaken.

We have written before about the idea of a 1 céntimo tax on other fuels used by the general public, a so-called “green tax”. This has now been announced as not just 1 céntimo, but 2.79 céntimos on every cubic metre of natural gas used in Spain. This tax is expected to draw in 800 million euros, along with another 300 million euros from a 1 céntimo tax on fuel-oil, coal and diesel fuel purchases. José Soria has decided that if he is going to impose taxes, make a good job of it! Finally, José announced that raw fuel costs for the power stations have fallen for the last quarter of 2012, and a 2% reduction would apply to consumer bills since October 1st.

The Guzman solar thermal power plant in Palma del Rio

José Soria has now made his announcements. Firstly, there will be a new tax to be paid by the electrical supply companies who produce electricity of 6%

Reaction from the electricity supply companies has been mixed. The ones that will be hardest hit are up in arms, but the general thought throughout the industry is that it could have been worse! They knew that severe changes were in the pipeline. Share prices of major electrical supply companies are always a good indication of what the stock market think. ‘Iberdrola’ Spanish company shares have fallen in value by 22% so far this year, and the cost of the new taxes is expected to be 500 million euros off their profit in Spain, but they are multinational. ‘Endesa’ expects profit to fall by 10%, but their share price has only dropped 2%. ‘Gas Natural’, an expanding company, are pleased that the end consumer will pay the green tax, not them. ‘Abengoa’ think that the renewable energy under their control can stand the 6% tax as they are very efficient in production costs. So finally a solution! Electrical supply companies are slightly worried that this may not be the end of it.

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The Hindsight Aftermath

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he floods of September 28th in Almería province were by far the worst in Andalucía. An initial damage estimate was of 3,400 houses, 200 businesses and 700 vehicles wrecked. Engineers, geologists and highway experts were soon on the scene to try and assess the damage, and make recommendations for the future. 8,000 homes were without electricity in the first two days and many municipalities such as Mojácar, Huércal-Overa, Zurgena and Pulpi were without water for three days when the main pipeline from the Carboneras desalination plant ruptured. Pumps were also knocked out, and more leaks revealed when the water was put back on. Town halls opened offices to help log the damage and liaise with the Spanish Consortium of Insurance for Catastrophes that promised insurance payouts if claims were rejected solely on “flood” grounds. Andrés García Lorca, the government sub-minister for the province and a professor of Regional Geography, soon gave his opinion that the floods could have been foreseen. He stated that numerous studies over the last 20 years had “flagged” Pueblo Laguna as the location most “at risk” for flooding, followed by other areas locally. He agreed that these floods were more serious than many computer predictions had envisaged but stated that any complex or urbanization below the water table in extreme rains was liable to flooding. ‘Greenpeace’ soon chipped in to say that the 1989 Pueblo Laguna floods were in areas effectively below sea level and also flood plain levels, but everybody already knew this. A flood

Pueblo Laguna after the flood in 1989

(J J Mullor)

evaluation document called “Evaluación Preliminár del Riesgo de Inundaciónes” drawn up by Spanish Ministry of Transport and Works had also flagged Pueblo Laguna and Vera Playa as danger areas. Everybody agreed that the floods were absolutely exceptional but an elderly resident of Albox recalled a phrase that said, “Every forty years the river cries and the tears flood us out”. He stated that this was the third such occurrence in the 89 years he had lived in Albox. Pueblo Laguna in 2012

Juan Manuel Ortiz Bono, a delegate for Fisheries, Agriculture and Environment, confirmed that direct rain and run-off from the surrounding hills at the Cuevas del Almanzora reservoir was recorded over 90 minutes as being 3,600 cubic metres a second and the overall height of the reservoir increased by 28 metres in about 12 hours. He stated that the Junta de Andalucía had spent millions of euros in cleaning river beds and run offs. He criticized companies and individuals who still used river beds as a dumping ground for rubbish. Ortiz Bono then stated that local town halls had ignored environmental reports when approving new housing projects or urbanizations “at their peril”, particularly in the 70s, and then at regular intervals and had “filled in” flood plains with developments in coastal areas such as Vera Playa. All this was not much help to the unfortunate owners. Critics of Ortiz Bono then pointed out that the Junta de Andalucía had spent 600,000 euros in

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flood prevention in Loukkos in the Larachem district of Morocco, as part of a “sweetener” for trade, and of course the money could have been used in Almería province for the same purpose. The Mayor and town hall at Cuevas then called a meeting of representatives from the councils of Antas, Cuevas del Almanzora, Huércal-Overa, Mojácar, Pulpi and Vera to co-ordinate the publishing of an official notice called a “banda”, whereby each town hall declared their municipality a catastrophe area, along with a master list of roads and municipally owned facilities that were either badly damaged or wiped out. This included two bridges on the A7 motorway and one on the AP7 toll road. Vera town hall immediately stated that all the planning permissions given had an environmental impact document that the Junta de Andalucía planning authorities could have used to suggest modifications, or recommendations, or an absolute veto. He commented that this was not a situation for arguments over who was to blame, and announced the official shutting of all municipal offices in Vera for two days of mourning for Diana Dudás, the English holistic therapist whose body had by now been found.

A time for reflection occurred during the afternoon on October 5th when the Spanish Queen Sofía flew into the Vera Sports pavilion area where dishoused people were being cared for. She then visited Las Buganvillas and Puerto Rey where a filling in of the gap before the bridge to Puerto Rey had been made and was in use. She reminded the throng of dignitaries, police, Red Cross workers, civil protection members, soldiers, ‘Infoca’ personnel, volunteers, home and business owners, and general public that she had last carried out such a visit in 1973 when floods devastated the Albox area and killed five people from Zurgena. At the time of this visit she was Princess Sofía, not yet the consort of King Juan Carlos. She stated that she sincerely hoped that she would never have to come to Almería province on a similar tragic occurrence ever again. She had a private meeting with family of the Águilas couple drowned, and family of the Belgian man who died of a heart attack whilst in transit to hospital by helicopter. She also met with Javier, the husband of Diana Dudás, and family members both English and Spanish. Damage estimates were put between 120 and 170 million euros.

Queen Sofía consoling a Belgian family member of one of those who died in the floods.

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Some True Zoo Stories! The Tigers A father and his small son were standing in front of the tiger's cage at the zoo. Father was explaining how ferocious and strong tigers are and junior was taking it all in with a serious expression. Dad," the boy said finally, "if the tiger got out of his cage and ate you up ..." "Yes, son?" the father said expectantly. "What bus should I take home?" the boy finished. The Hippo? Mother-in-law and young son: “Look at the hippo! Hi hippo!” (She sees a zookeeper nearby and calls him over.) “Excuse me, do you ever let children pet the hippo?” Horrified Zookeeper, “No. No, we do not let children pet the animals. And anyway…that’s a rhinoceros.” At Sign “Children Under Three Free Entry”: Customer: “Two adults and one child, please. She’s two.” pointing at little girl. Customer’s Little Boy: “Mummy, she’s three! She’s not two, mummy. Don’t you remember? She had a birthday and a cake and she’s three now. She’s not two any more! I got her a present and her friends came over and…” Customer put on a fake smile and dragged son away! Whilst being dragged away, “But she’s THREE!”

Complaint to Game Park Office “There’s a chimp in a cage. When my husband got near to the cage, the chimp grabbed his glasses, throwing them up into the air, passing them from hand to foot.” We called a zookeeper, and the minute that the chimp saw the zookeeper, he threw the glasses on the floor and stomped on them!” He told us to tell you!

The Lion Tourist 1: “Excuse me, what animal is this?” Zookeeper: “That would be a lion, ma’am.” Tourist 2: “Oh, yes. We have them in Utah!” Zookeeper: “Actually, sir, you have mountain lions in Utah. Not African lions.” Tourist 1: “Then you should tell someone that mountain lions shouldn’t be in the Africa section!”

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Five, the Elephant Firstly, “Five” is an unusual name, especially for an African Elephant. Secondly, “Five” has come up with an unusual use for her trunk - she uses it to paint! “Five” has painted more than 50 works of art. Painting experts even think that her unique contemporary style is worthy of an exhibition. Even better, her masterpieces are in demand and you could buy one at the West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire. “Five” was one of three African elephants that were brought to England from an elephant orphanage in South Africa when she was five years old. That was back in 1998, thus she is 14 going on 15 now. New Lion Arrivals Visitor: “New arrivals?” “Yes, just got here this morning.” “What do they eat?” “Well, meat, of course.” Visitor: “I thought so. Then, I am just in time. We need to protect these poor animals!” and hands the keeper a poster about being vegetarian. “So these lions should NOT eat meat?” “No, of course not! There are enough healthy alternatives, as listed on this poster!” “I don’t think the lions would agree with that. However, they do eat vegetarians; cows and so on, you know, nature.” “Oh, no!” (turns to the lions). “I’ll bring tofu tomorrow, you’ll like it!”


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

FUNERAL DIRECTOR Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .............................950 Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) .....................950 Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..................950 Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) .......................950

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Guardia Civil .......................................062 HOSPITALS Local Police .......................................092 Huércal-Overa, Coast Guard .........................900 202 202 Hospital La Inmaculada..................................................950 029000 CREA (Centre for wild animal/bird rescue) .670 944592 Almería Torrecárdenas............................................950 016000 Almería,Virgen del Mar (Private).....................950 217100 AIRPORTS Virgen del Mar Emergencies:............................950 217240 Almería ..................................................................950 213700 Alicante ...................................................................966 919000 LOCAL POLICE San Javier, Murcia ............................................968 172000 Albox ...............................................................................950 121080 Carboneras .................................................................950 136136 BRITISH EMBASSY Cuevas del Almanzora ................................................950 548700 Madrid ..................................................................917 146300 Garrucha ............................................................................950 460002 Huércal-Overa ..............................................................950 470585 BRITISH CONSULATE Mojácar ...........................................................................950 472000 Enquiries, lost passports, etc, all areas, 24hrs Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 ......................................................................................................902 109 356 Vera .................................................................................950 390010 Passport application enquiries (Premium rate call) ...........................................................................................807 444946 TOWN HALLS Albox ....................................................................................950 120908 CREDITCARD HOTLINES American Express ............................................902 375637 Antas ............................................................................950 619015 4B (Visa, Mastercard) .....................................913 626200 Arboleas .............................................................................950 449430 Diners Club ......................................................901 101011 Cuevas del Almanzora .................................................950 456488 Red 6000 ...............................................................915 965335 Los Gallardos ....................................................................950 469000 Servired (Visa Mastercard) ..........................902 192100 Garrucha ...............................................................................950 460058 Huércal-Overa ...............................................................950 134900 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ........................902 509509 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 Breakdowns:....................902 516516 Vera .....................................................................................950 393016 WATER TELEPHONE (Telefonica) Galasa Enquiries: ............................................950 391200 Normal Operator ..................................................................1004 Breakdowns: .........................................902 355575 Faults Operator ....................................................................1002 Gestagua (Albox) ...............................................950 120649 International Operator ......................................................11825 Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 GAS Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .......................901 121212 MOBILES HELPLINE (From mobiles) Repsol, information ..........................................901 100100 Amena ......................................................................................1474 Movistar ...............................................................................609 ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Vodafone (Airtel) ............................................................123 Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Central number ……………...............................902 575757 TAXIS See Directory pages Mojácar Town Hall Beach Office FLIGHT WEBSITES Marina de La Torre, Mon-Fri 9 - 2pm Tourist and Town Hall enquiries ..................950 109845 www.thomson.com www.bmibaby.com www.britishairways.com www.easyjet.com www.firstchoice.co.uk TRAINS www.flymonarch.com Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……..........…….902 240202 www.aerlingus.com www.ryanair.com www.spanair.com HACIENDA (TAX OFFICE) www.thomascook.com Huércal Overa .......................950 470209 / 950 471013 www.tarletontravel.com

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ADULT NOVELTIES Ann Summers Party Organiser ...................................617 410534

AIR CONDITIONING ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 618893 ACS (Vera)..................................................................950 467832

AIRPORT PARKING AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) 950 290651 / 639 081067 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………..................................606 389550 Park and Fly (Alicante) ....................902 887306 / 661 517890 Plane Parking S.L. ………….......................................968 566410 ...............(24hrs Alicante) 656 532725, (24hrs Murcia) 656 532724 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante)........................................670 059809

ALARMS AXA (See Insurance) .................................................950 478763 CD Electrical Services ......................662 414043 / 617 410534 Guardian Homecare Systems S.L. ............950 466472 / 666 255 765 CD Electrical Services ........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Luke Mitchell ...........................................................634 379050 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 Safes & Security (Lee/Dean).....................................666 949213 d match digital services (See p.5) .......950 472947 / 670 084438 Securitas Direct .........................................................699 355056 DJT Air Conditioning (Vera) ..................686 817945 / 626 578164 Electrotorres ........................................950 472898 / 610 750771 ALCOHOL & DRUG ADDICTION MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L.607 364917 / 950 432110 Serenity House ………..........................……..(24hr) 956 127371

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY See also Solar Almería Green Energy (Arboleas) …........…………….628 872334 Biomass Pellets ...................................950 452919 / 673 784050 Simón (Recycling Cooking Oils) ……………............….697 126083 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240

AMUSEMENT and GAMBLING MACHINES Cafeteria Royal (Mojácar Playa) ...............………….. 950 472323

ANTIQUES & CURIOSITY SHOPS El Sotano (Mojacar Playa) ………..............……………627 907211 Reclamation (Keith) ………......................................….625 167081

ANTI-SMOKING AIDS E-Cigarettes …………......................................……..674 559115

ARCHITECTS Angel Pardo (Técnico) .......................950 121960 / 687 939315 BROA Studio (Vera) ............................950 393894 / 696 766985 Daniel González (Vera) ……….......…686 846624 / 950 393530 Federico Aranda Martín (Mojácar Playa) ..................607 983810 Penguin Air-Conditioning (La Alfoqúia) ….....…………670 595932 Kaleidoscope …….....................................................…610 981805 Richard Hayes ...........................................................662 382616 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001 Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 909737 ART & ARTISTS Williams Electrical (Andy)........................................…..677 741366 Adolfo Prado, Pictures & Murals ..............................950 472668

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Alison (portraits & other commissions) .......................630 833873 Andalusian Arts (Turre) .............................................647 081552 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Delfos Gallery ..........................................................950 615196 Jeremy Fox-Rayner (Art Tutor) ..................................653 714767 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) ............................950 478383 / 600 070188 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) ............................….663 341904 Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 308073 MarianMay Simpson …...........................……………629 113436 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ..........................................................................628 458491 Reciclarte (Mojácar Pueblo) ………...................……..680 961068 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 950298 / 671 800317 The Gallery (La Concepción) ..................................636 411540

Comic Café-Pub ........................................................968 448199 Gulliver's ……...................................................…….968 411329 Samoa …………...........................……..609 320722 / 669 370989

Albox Bar International .....................................................665 562114 Cafe Azafran ............................................................677 655049 Cafe-Bar Oasis ………......................................…....669 242166 Cornish Pride .................................................………666 618933 Jack’s Bar .........................................950 120718 / 610 641567 TCs Cafe Bar ........................................634 384723 / 634 338361

AUCTIONS A & A Auctions (Albox) ………..............950 064576 / 661 Almería Auctions ……..................................................666 Ebay Auction Site. (Brian) ..........................................664 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950

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AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES Mhouse (Danyel Gonzalez) …….…….950 478763 / 609 667333 The Metal Works (Arboleas) …….......950 930520 / 638 900949

Antas Bar Gloria ...................................…….950 453150 / 625 668613 Bar Restaurante Angela ...........................................664 279626

AWNINGS & BLINDS

Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Curtains with Style (Sail shades) .......950 069032 / 678 811125 Antas El Real Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888 El Milindurrio …......................................................…950 453345

Arboleas El Mirador .......................................................................687 160 806 Hotel Rural Azabache ...............................................690 258813 Humbugs Salon de Té .......................958 003391 / 676 604008 La Marmita ..............................................................950 449655

Baza El Paco Borracho …………....................................…696 653748 This 'N' That …….......................................................655 149521

Bedar El Elpalme …………................................................…950 469569 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 New Home from Home (Blinds) ...................634 319656 / 950 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ..................................................627 Plisse Blind Repairs (Mark) …….............……………..673 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.9)..................627 907207 / 634 Speedyfit (See p.4) ..................................................600

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Cortijo Grande Casa Los Pinos …............................................…….950 468236

Desert Springs Crocodile Pool Bar ….................................................678 746706

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

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ................................................................950 469036

Garrucha

BABY See Children & Baby BAKERIES

La Diligencia 1880 ……..............……..950 460959 / 627 949392

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

BARS & CAFES See also Restaurants

Huércal-Overa i-Café Bar ……………….....................................……950 135039

La Alfoquía

Águilas Café Bar Aranda .......................................................…630 535836

Beccy’s Bar La Union …..........................................950 634533 Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…667 919025 El Local ……..........................................…………….666 032776

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La Hortichuela

Meson Verfran ………...................................................637 810143 Mojo’s ....................................................950 615230 / 667 Mojo Picón ………..........................…..950 472995 / 634 Mojácar Pipa's ............................................……950 472930 / 637 + Q’ Bocatas …………........................................……..950 808082 Alvaron …….........................................671 275185 / 637 546581 Ancla Bar …………...............................................…..622 448778 Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 634 361954 Badger’s ....................................................................950 478525 Bar Esencial ...............................................................618 826092 Bar Isabel ...................................................................950 475941 Bar Med ...................................................................666 140901 Bar Mesón Felipe San Bernabe …......950 475966 / 631 301368 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Cafeteria Royal ……......................................…………950 472323 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Captain's Bar ...........................................................950 473246 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Colón (formerly El Olivo)..........................……………950 472543 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Teatro .........….............................................………950 473250 El Toro .....................................................................622 456560 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Rusty Nail …………....................................................950 472786 Sal’s Bistro Bar .....................................……………..628 699953 The Blue Lagoon ........................................................600 829518 The Crazy Cow Café …………….....…666 891340 / 697 465620 The Emerald Isle .....................................……..….…..673 104250 The Irish Rover ........................................................950 473135 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 472659 The Loft …..........................................950 472432 / 690 756196 The New Kimrick …………...................................……950 475198 Toscana .....................................................................950 472907 Trufibar .....................................................................646 515708

Palomares

La Pará ……………............................................……637 545590 Bar Oasis …….............................................................950 888476 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671 896391 Centro Plaza ................................................................950 618614 Valle del Este La Dulce Casa ….................................................…….950 467768 Hole in One Venues Bar .......................950 461068 / 647 424279

Partoloa

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

Vera

Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 La Amistad …………….….......................................…666 622085 Bar Dolar ....................................................................950 132015 Paddy’s Irish Tavern ……………............................….950 395453 Bar Millionaire Sports Bar ……............950 617467 / 637 255978

Pueblo Laguna / Vera Beach

Vera Playa

Pulpí

Corner Bar ................................................................950 618209 El Saloon ....................................................................685 987179 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Frankie’s Bar .............................................................662 474861 San Juan de los Terreros Hostal Mar y Luna ......................................................950 466459

Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 132350 La Buena Mesa ……............................950 467222 / 610 356387 La Peperina ................................................................677 420243 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 The Happy Castor ……......................................……667 767962

Villaricos Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 073598 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 Jet’s Bar La Plaza .................................................…950 467590 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582 Taberna Cristina ...........................................................693 743791 Mi Cortijo ………......................................................…950 466323

Seron Sam's Bar ……...................................................…….610 044516

Turre Bar Stop ......................................................................950 479593 Café Royal, English Tavern ……….............................950 468481 Gillee’s ....................................................................634 309540 Greg & Co ..............................................................950 617698

BARS (BEACH BARS) Aku Aku (Mojácar) ...............................950 478981 / 607 347612 Ankara (Mojácar) ......................................................950 473042 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950 472063 El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) (See p.7)................…616 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) (See p.25)............................950 Sol y Arena (Mojácar) ..............................................950 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 Trufibar ......................................................................619

005387 473001 478308 615030 691052

BATHROOMS & SHOWERS

BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 413984 Dazzlem (Vera Playa) ...........................627 818719 / 673 589874 Lufran Bike Sport ………….................................….607 074753 Mountain Biking Spain …...............……637 831509 / 661 178656 The Bike Shop (Turre) ..........................690 695584 / 608 523182

24hr Casaserve ...................................950 466438 / 676 306269 BICYCLE SALES & MAINTENANCE ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 Artizan (Vera) (Bathroom Furniture) ..950 390635 / 661 985310 Lufran Bike Sport ………….................................….607 074753 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 The Bike Shop (Turre) ..........................690 695584 / 608 523182 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036

BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Pot Black (Antas El Real) ……....................................950 459135 Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds Speedy Fit (Screens) ...............................................600 006032 BOATS & NAUTICAL Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635 Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ....... 95 0952947 / 648 250699 Casa Blanca (Ogarite/Oria) ………..............................639 269216 Casa Jasmine (La Alfoquía) ......................................950 449513 Casa Jessica (Turrillas) .................... 697 623201 / 666 394707 Casa La Loma Guest House (La Loma) ............……..648 602261 Casas Limaria (Arboleas) ..................675 378291 / 950 930190 Casa Los Arcos (Mojácar) …….................................950 473165 Casa María (Bédar) .................................................950 398216 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) ..................... 686 400331 Casa Oasis (Almendricos, Murcia) ...........................628 504113 Casa Rosa (Huércal Overa) .......................................699 352305 Casita Río (Almanzora) ………......……...................636 860177 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Hostal Mar y Luna ......................................................950 466459 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Hostal La Parata (Mojácar) ..................950 472670 / 637 733272 The Palms (Urcal) …………......................................678 832036 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274

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

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

BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE Bounce Around ….......................................................697 224205 Mojácar Events ........................................................669 434766

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

BUILDING MATERIALS (& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc)

Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Brico Depôt (Huércal de Almería) …........…………….950 625652 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 Comercial Vera (Vera) ........................902 112236 / 950 393329 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 BEDROOMS (Fitted) Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Artizan (Vera) .............................……..950 390635 / 661 985310 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028

BICYCLE HIRE

Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063

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BUILDING SERVICES 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 5* Patio …………................................................…..677 A1 Multiservices Costel …….……….....................…617 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600

306269 152911 119995 631458 846016 041820 268176

Almeria Builders ……............................................…659 685133 Andalucian Con Co Print .................................….…..628 408197 Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664 025044 Andy Nash & Son .................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Andy the Builder (Mojácar) .................................... 634 348567 Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 655 772127 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Construcciones DISACA (Mojácar) ...........................639 817778 Construcciónes Los Matreros .....................................647 841750 Constructions Martinez Moreno (Rambla de Oria) ….696 052044 D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418

Elegant Homes Online S.L. .......................................687 629777 Garden Works ...........................................................666 847583 Gary Lloyd .................................................................647 006172 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Hire a Husband …………............……..677 557 190 / 950 930596 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Jasmine Construction C.B ...................................... 659 185189 Luke Mitchell ...........................................................634 379050 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 671 318982 PR Building Services ............................608 673681 / 662 422170

Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Paul Morrison (Plasterer) ……………….634 327201 / 661 129028 Professional Bricklayer ……………........................…..626 730764 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 686 377172 Valley Construction ..............…………..665 517643 / 610 905173 Vida Desierto (See p.2) ….....................950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583

BUTCHERS Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 Casa Jose Turre 950 479242 Garrucha 950 132573 Vera 950 393592 Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Bioflow / Ecoflow distributor ......................................686 929855 Fm Fragrances Distributor .........................................662 515669

Next Communications ..................................................950 479369 Work From Home ........................................................950 066181

CAKES TO ORDER DAGA Construction ……...................................……686 846624 Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 475178 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) ..................950 615344 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 596085 Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ................................678 166272

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Mana del Cielo (Mojácar).....................950 472154 / 697 225625

CAMPSITES Campsite Marion (Vera) .............................................607 316553

CAR HIRE 1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 654452 Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 439671 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814 Costa Coches (Mojácar) .......................................... 950 069272 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 670 722666 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Tikka RentaCar (Mojácar) .........................................950 472662 Victoria Car Hire UK ………............................…….+44 1293 432155

CAR WASH & VALETING

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

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

CARAVANS See Mobile Homes CARD SHOPS Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 La Tienda (Los Gallardos) ........................................950 Occasions (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950

600032 302740 398896 478539

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

CARPENTRY A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 Inspired Timberwork ...........................950 528779 / 610 988371 James Wildwood ..........................................................634 328574 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Simon’s Carpentry & Joinery ......................................681 109237 FiFi Flowers (Baby gifts) ...........................................677 146592 Funky Monkeys, Pre school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 Jack in Albox ....................................652 580695 / 607 598457 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)..950 047026 / 671 608519 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Mobility Matters (Hire) (Mojácar) ..............................950 615432 Play Area (Baza) ………...........................................695 859536 Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………....................…661 575641 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Vida Desierto (Specialist Carpentry) (See p.2) 950 473183 / 610 867029 Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583 Sooty & Sweep ......................................................666 223295

CARPETS See Rugs & Carpets CATALOGUE SHOPPING

CHINESE RESTAURANTS

Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 EPS Direct …......................................950 930554 / 652 580695 China Town (Aguilas) ................................................968 414786 Chino Tsing-Tao (Aguilas) ........................…...............968 448548 CATERING / EVENTS Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 See also Wedding & Party Planning Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 Anne's Catering Service ….................950 592967 / 699 726993 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Anne's Curry (delivered) ………...............................….677 242022 Wu Zhou (Mojácar) (See back cover).......................950 472145 Elite Cuisine ....................................950 472567 / 610 994435 CHIROPODIST Chef@Home ………...............................................….637 761984 Fit Feet (Ann-Marie) .................................................647 415848 Food For Thought …………..................950 469403 / 617 577615 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 Hog Roasts ...............................................................671 851135 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607 La Capilla Restaurant (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .......950 479305 Marquee Hire ...........................................................671 851135 CHIROPRACTOR The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ..........................618 920126 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381

Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600 006032

CATTERY The Hilton Cattery .....................................................950 163489 Kareclif (Albox) .......................................................677 791165

CHILDREN & BABY Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Albox) ........................950 104345 Baby Rentals (Equipment Hire) ……...................…….699 648058 Bebebel (Hire)…........................................................661 575532 Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ............................661 751244 Estabelle (Albox) ……................................................666 689463 Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 Face painting parties ..................................................680 124159 Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Colin (Antas Computer Services) .........950 453622 / 627 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950 Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 Gill Ballard ……………………............................…….663 336655 Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 Hilary Richards .......................................................662 932954 Tarot & Astrology .........................................................634 326672

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS

717986 393689 070075 490639

CLEANING SERVICES A1 Cleaning .............................................................666 340190 ACS Property Services (Vera).................................950 467832 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ..............950 064599 / 634 320990 Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 469345 / 662 390453 Clean Team …………..............………950 930652 / 634 332502 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Connexions (Turre) (See front cover).......................950 479502 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 Don Robinson .........................................................646 587746 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 Keep It Clean Homecare (Mojácar area) ....................617 713465 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 María Frias ……………………............................……620 398637 Mo ..........................................................................678 397552

Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 430806 First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 251399

North East South West ...........................................671 273335. Pepa Diaz (Mojácar) …......….……….950 472774 / 691 240494 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 Vida Desierto (See p.2)................……..950 473183 / 610 867029

CLOTHING (Personalized) Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................950 472662

COMPUTERS Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Ink Cartridge Solutions (Albox) ……….................…….650 557428 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 414263 Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 633015 Palomares Computer Services ..................................659 353708 PC Call Out Service .....................….......................680 349656 PC Doctor .................................................................666 849609 Phoenix Computers (Albox) ................950 523214 / 644 125615 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 Premier Tec ..............................................................627 564741 Proinfo 2005 S.L. (Mojácar) ……...............................950 475712 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS See also Sewing

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

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

COUNSELLING / HEALING Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 Be The Best You Can Be Life Coaching ...................686 929855 Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……..............950 439020 Chris Hargan (Hypnotherapy & Psychological Solns).950 069238 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Healing into Harmony Tarot / Holistic Therapies ........662 932954 Health Essentials (Alan Middup) .................................610 805777 Heaven Scent Holistics Urcal 663 923733 / Mojácar 950 475403 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Holistic Bodywork ....................................................634 326672 Janine Macauley (Holistic Therapy) .........................634 311935 Josephine Birt ………............................................…950 124834 Karin …….....................................................………..634 459950 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……..............................…667 979445 Lucy Lovejoy (Holistic Therapist) ...............................647 045919 Luz de Luna ................................................................637 469937 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Mary Beth Hazeldine (Hypnotherapist & Life Coach) ..661 671526 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 439205 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 472432 / 600 821871 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 Sound & Voice Therapist …..................………………645 290728 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Tina Clarke ……….....................................................670 385923 Victoria Studios ........................................................634 459950

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Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 House of James …………..........................................649 Soft Options .......................................968 111074 / 687 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626

684564 503875 387092 319907

CYBERCAFES Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 Choice Entertainment (Huércal-Overa) ……….....…..950 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 i-Cafebar (Huércal-Overa) …............…………………..950 La Tienda (Los Gallardos) ........................................950 Leon Cyber Café (Puerto Rey) ….….........................950 Proinfo 2005 S.L. (Mojácar) ……...............................950 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950

121149 135039 479502 135039 398896 133460 475712 121318 615596

DAMP PROOFING

COURIER & EXPRESS DELIVERIES

Damp Proofing Spain ........................958 656560 / 619 666363 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920 Southern Spain Damp Proofing Co. ..950 436430 / 950 436497 Nacex (Mojácar) ………..................................……….950 472940 DANCE ACADEMY Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 Beverley Foster .......................................................656 346109 CRAFTS Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545 Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 Hecho a Mano (Vera) .............................................950 391226 DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT Serendipity (Albox) ................................................634 338832 Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) (See front cover).....950 390655 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095 Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 449121 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 CURRENCY Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS Cambridge 800. (Ann) .............................................660 681166 Image (Helen) ..........................950 930192 / 665178326 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Pam (Turre) ................................................................639 465631 Weight Watchers, Gill (Albox, Huercal Overa & Mojácar).650 600709

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Anita (Mobile & Vets) ……………......................……662 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 IsaPeluCan (Turre) …………….................................667 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 Lulu’s (Albox) ......................................950 952940 / 697 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662

344734 557123 897533 260938 663616 569750 344734

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

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS Rod Bridges ……........................……..950 473035 / 687 261280

DIGGER HIRE AA Mini diggers ........................................................608 523182 Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 809293 Andy Nash & Son ................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Antas Mini Diggers .............................950 069288 / 650 906114 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 914257 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 841750 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) ………….................................636 092632 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 327898 Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 Paco .................................................................................637 777 238 Terraza El Pino (Los Marcelinos-Albox) ……………950 523762 Tropicana Mini Digger ………………650 906114 / 950 069288

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

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

135039 738957 475110 121318 615596

ELECTRICAL GOODS Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 DIVING See Scuba Diving De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 DOCTORS (Private) Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Economesticos La Juaida (Viator) ……………………..950 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950

473111 390129 121069 460832 315560 460832

ELECTRICIANS

DOG GROOMING

A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 ACS Multi Services (Vera)........................................950 467832 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 Anglo Electrical ........................................................671 948213 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 CD Electrical Services .........................662 414043 / 617 410534 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Kev Moore .............................................................600 Kim Allen .................................................................699 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 Legend DJ (Ian) ………….....................................…634

762856 950257 374525 475268 313796

José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569

Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947

Peace of Mind 24/ 7 ............................................... 637 Rod Bridges (Domestic Appliances) ….687 261280 / 950 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 Vida Desierto (See p.2).................……950 473183 / 610 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677

974662 473035 660409 867029 Mel J ……...........................................664111990 / 950 069101 741366 Menta & Canela (Latin & Spanish) ....660 756672 / 645 886919 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 ENTERTAINERS Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 Northern Lights Karaoke …...............................……..697 500673 Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Obsession Duo (female sax & guitarist) ...................693 796628 Bass Player with Vocals .........................................681 286291 Ratatouilles .............................................................638 391975 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Bob Managment .......................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee .....................................................950 069101 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Catchlove Music (Varied styles duo)…..950 634402 / 678 397536 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 Darren Antony (Vocalist) ......................................... 672 112933 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band .............................666 310251 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Red (Female Vocalist) .............................................628 149340 Good stand in drummer ............................................648 699733 Replay Duo ..............................................................950 124154 Graham D.(Mobile) Karaoke ......................................662 480966 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Infinity (Vocal duo & tributes) ..................................678 821330 Robin ....................................................................... 634 305187 J & J Music ........................................651 751629 / 950 459481 Rocio Starry (Jazz & Soul) .........................................645 886919 Jazz Flautist .............................................................634 326672 Sabrina Lloyd .............................................................661 055440 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Johnny Slade (DJ Extraordinaire) ............................ 647 202599 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 JuJu Entertainment ..............................950 950797 / 697 462746 Spotlight entertainment / karaoke …..................……..664 540957 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Steve King (Mobile DJ) .........................950 137177 / 680 272822

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Sue Moretta ……............................…......................672 148730 The Eric Morecambes (60s & 70s Rock) .................634 368521 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................950 069220 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Trio Chaos (Soft music)..............................................687 361440 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

ESTATE AGENTS 1st Call Spanish Homes (Vera) ………950 139912 / 661 143871 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 616 562447 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Almeria Murcia Select .......................950 466465 / 627 308176 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Arboleas Property Sales ............................................637 909800 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …....…958 003391 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 608 566104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 634 302801 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 Cole's of Andalucia .............................950 469592 / 697 640681 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 K7 Mojácar .............................................................950 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 Mojácar Homes ......................................................950

026526 760409 472200 472930 478555 479054 478935 478834

Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) ........950 133607 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home (See p.3).................968 006171 / 636 266641 First Choice Almería ...............................................950 615561 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 ICASA (Country Properties) ……..........……………….687 214718

MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132965 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.23)..........950 478915 Realtors (Mojácar) ....................................................950 092094 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ....................................950 432157 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .................................647 901478 Seacor (Mojácar) ……………............…950 472880 / 634 367448 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 064584 / 654 590258 Spain Assured ...................................950 469622 / 644 126582 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ............958 003391 / 606 281865 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)(See p.48/49) 950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ............................…..950 618209 This 'N' That (Baza) ……...........................................…655 149521 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ...............................................950 528440 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) (See p.31).........950 472430 / 610 053563

My Spanish Home ….........…………..........................618 539500 Netforce .............................................. 646 042729 / 667 799796 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ………..............................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ...................950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. (p.52)..950 133508 / 628 585538 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. ………….....................628 147408 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Olive Property Sales (Bédar).............950 469624 / 687 938466 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086

VIP Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472524 / 617 587903 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827

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

EVENT MANAGEMENT JuJu Entertainment .................................950 950797 / 697 462746

EXCURSIONS 4 x 4 Off Road Events ………….................………630 211453

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Almeriaspanish ........................................................608 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...........……617 637359 / 950 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ………...……………..678 Scorpion Trails (David) .............................................674

638403 760389 450343 838547 514999

FABRICS Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) …….................……627 251856

FASHION American Store (Mojácar Playa) …............…………..606 991558 Charlotte’s Island Secrets ........................................600 691685 Donna’s Boutique (Turre) (See p.9)...........................677 542931 Forward A Dress (Albox) …………............……………637 546738 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Indalo Urban Outlet (El Real) ……….................…….950 459267 Liz Fashion Accessories (Mojácar) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Manumaga (Mojacar Playa) …………..........................659 884479 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207 Party Plan Fashions …………..............……………….659 185039 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Simply The Best (Albox) …………..............................659 185039 Wailaky (Alfoquía) ……........................................….634 896975

FITNESS CENTRES Alison .....................................................................637 465487 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Arboleas)............................................687 619239 Entrenador Personal I.F.B.B. …….....................……..676 871950 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Indigo Gym (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 475 403

FENCING Chain Link Almanzora ………...................................697 801875 Gary Lloyd .................................................................647 006172

FINANCIAL SERVICES See also Insurance and Funeral Insurance AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 705502 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ……...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ...................................950 478617 Grupo Platinum Estates ....................666 687251 / 950 889853 Kennedy Financial Services ....................................678 035992 Lloyd’s Bank International (Mazarron) .....................902 024365 Totus Wealth Management ...............…950 064567 / 686 509247 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078 VFS Europe (Peter Danniells) …..............................950 478617

Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) ........................617 719913 Nuline Dance (Turre) ..............................................660 472334 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 X-Tone (Piano Bar, Turre) ........................................664 550661

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067

FIREPLACES Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Fuente) ..............950 472135 Tabika (Vera) …...........................……950 390110 / 950 390635

FISH & CHIPS

FLOORING (Wooden)

Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 535836 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 The Chippy (Vera).....................................................663 440329 FLORISTS Zak’s Plaice (Garrucha) .........................................950 133193 Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 FISHING Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar, Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid &Graham)………. 647 020929 / 647 803030

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FLY SCREENS Andalucian Glass C.B. ................…………630 231644 / 636 838484 Armadillo …......................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700 Coopermatic Fly Spray ............................................659 089658 Curtains with Style (See p.21).........950 069032 / 678 811125 Elper Alutol S.L. …………….................................…..639 212220 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649 482677 Sol Shaders S.L. ................................627 907207 / 634 319882 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032 The Bug Busters ................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Iberian Funeral Plans (Alicante) ………...…………….965 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 FURNITURE PACKAGES Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. ......................…….950 473104 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 We Fit .................................................................…660 052051 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..............950 132458 / 617 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. (Antas) ..950

FOOD SHOPS

24hr British Supermarket (Mojácar Playa) ……………661 159089 Chillout (Arboleas) ………………................................697 243181 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Price Busters (Albox) .....................................................950 951494 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Super Corner (Turre)..................................................637 016107

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FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 Antiques Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 Artekit ........................(Vera) 950 390524, (Almería) 950 087100 Artisanos (Antas) …...…….......................................…696 431510 Casa Nativa (Valle del Este) …….............................629 624286 La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Martin & Leah Hurst, Casa Piña (Turre) ......................652 299576 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821

FURNITURE SHOPS Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678

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The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791

FOOD SUPPLIERS Food4 .............................................................618875394 Fresh Herbs ............................................................695 941724 King’s Foods ...........................................................606 437683

FUNCTION VENUES Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 The New Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) ……......................950 La Capilla (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .........................950 Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 The Palms (Urcal) ……….......................................….950

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Homes & Beyond (Garrucha)

FUNERAL COMPANIES CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102

FUNERAL INSURANCE ASSSA (Vera) (See p.15).....................................…950 392487 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Iron Art (Antas Real) ..........................................….637 259033 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Linen & Bed Store (Mojácar Playa) .........................627 251856 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017 Rincón Del Mimbre (Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...................................................673 088476 Tronco Mueble (Albox) ..............................................950 120992 Unicraft (Upholstery) ..................................................692 176069

Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 819407 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) ….........................................…680 496899 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Terrazza El Pino (Los Marcelinos /Albox) …………950 523762 Vida Desierto Landscaping (See p.2)...950 473183 / 610 867029

GARAGE DOORS see Windows & Doors GARDENS

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

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) .........628 408197 Andy Nash & Son .................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Alan Barker ...........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Eco Gardens ……….....................…..950 523215 / 628 661075 Eden Landscapes ...................................................950 634463 Elizabeth Eccles (Landscape gardener) .950 525790 / 637 546697 Gardens 4 U .............................................................627 968434 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Shed Man ...................................................667 238273 Garden Works (Landscaping)......................................666 847583 Ground Cover .............................................................627 308451 Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .........................…..637 259033

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

GLAZING (Supply & Repair) Advanced Window Solutions ....................................610 924160 Andalucian Glass C.B. ...................…630 231644 / 636 838484 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

GOLD BUYERS The Gold Buying Centre (Mojácar) ..........................637 226973

GOLF COURSES Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 655600 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 479176 Desert Springs ........................................................687 599115 Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 548240 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 133230 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 Valle del Este ...........................................................950 398743 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 178427 GOLF EQUIPMENT L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 The Full Swing (Antas)...........................950 459009 / 647 626079

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

GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 479176 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 526671 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676 256923

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ....................................651 704916 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Iron Art (Antas Real) ……....................................….637 259033 Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.6)....................687 480694 Tigre Turf .................................................................675 206729 Gents Hairdresser .................................................. 600 070075 Hair Design Mojácar ......................950 475452 / 666 299714 GUTTERING Advanced Window Solutions ....................................610 924160 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ......…950 459060 / 649 482677 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Indigo Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)....................950 475403 HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY Jackie Miles Kirby (Allergy Testing & Remedial Therapist) 634 331798 Affinity Beauty Treatments (Arboleas/Turre) .............678 992093 Jax Hair & Beauty (Albox) …..................………………645 560367 Alkemi Holistics .........................................................950 132342 Kangal Fish Spa (Las Buganvillas) ......950 049752 / 633 841087 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .......................................670 094722 Kate Young (Independent Herbalife Distributor) ……..669 945221 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Ken Peluqueros (Mojácar Playa) ……....................…950 615094 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 987454 Kuts 2 (mobile) ..........................................................662 094372 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Maggiestyle (Haircare)(Albox) ..............634 314549 / 646 774536 Beauty by Sharon (Emporium, Mojácar) ...................687 389925. Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Med Aesthetics ..........................................................965 326082 Bizstores (Hair & Beauty Supplies) ...........................627 747296 Natural-ES (Mojácar) ..............................................950 478464 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) (See p.60).....950 473159 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Boost Immune System ..............................................950 066181 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .....................950 618129 Cambridge 800. (Ann) .............................................660 681166 Phoebe (at Pampered) ...............................................662 573939 Carellena Beauty Room (La Paratá) ........................617 882689 Colores Peluquería Unisex (Mojácar Playa) ............665 540201 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106

Day Spa (Desert Springs) …..........................……….610 944494 Diva’s Hair & Beauty(Garrucha) .......950 133449 / 652 094911 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .........................950 472790 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Favola (Las Buganvillas) ..........................................675 622216 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........….........626 144680 / 950 634562

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HARDWARE OUTLETS Ferretería El Real .....................................................950 459009 Ferretería Gonzalez (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Nursery Hire (San Juan de los Terreros) ….666 255765 / 950 466472 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 The Baby Hire Centre ................................................615 806126 Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073 HOLIDAY / CONFERENCE CENTRES Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres ............676 437128

HEATING

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

618893 HOME CARERS 467832 see also Nursing 250204 112193 Almería Angels ..........................................................902 026468 312171 Care Fusion ..............................................................674 509382

HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) ……........................................968 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ................................950 Natural-ES (Mojácar) ..............................................950

089170 448445 479487 478446 478464

Delbelle ……………....................................................693 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 Louise, personal carer ...............................................680 NightinGails ..........................................693 769079 / 617

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HORSE RIDING HIRE Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Mobility Matters, Baby & Mobility Hire (Mojácar) .......950 615432

Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 Desert Riders (Tabernas) ........................................686 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...............................................639 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ...................................678 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628

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HOTELS Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Rural Azabache (Arboleas)....................................690 258813 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel Valhalla (Carboneras) ......................................950 130444 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Vera Hotel .................................................................950 393008

HOUSE & PET SITTING Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Louise ....................................................................... 680 124159 Catalana Occidente (English speaking) (Palomares).....950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 HOUSEHOLD GOODS Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 479487 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) ........950 133607 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217 Easy Insurance (Lucainena de las Torres) .................950 066276 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ………………….952 476090 INSURANCE Abbeygate Insurance ....................……………………..902 877728 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806 908 Halifax (Vera) .......................................950 392061 / 657 660234 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) (See p.11) .902 105499 Liberty Seguros (Albox) .....................950 475841 / 669 075541 Liberty Seguros .......................................................902 444311 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 NRG Insurance ……...........................950 472057 / 607 478408

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

Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 Sol Insure ……….........................................………..950 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 Victoria Insurance (See front cover)................………950

590258 472098 064682 475241

INTERIOR DESIGN Axa ..................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 Evie Fox-Rayner .......................................................628 816896 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125

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INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS 4wayconnections .....................................................646 844708 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 627 670255 Andrés Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 284862 C.A.T. Services ...................................607 827606 / 627 635514 Cristina …….................................................. ......…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………................................ ............627 376953 Danika Edwards ............................................ ............647 258828 Danielle …………………........................... .. ...……..654 563116 Donna (Turre) ............................................. ......... ...678 203143 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Interpretes Almeria .................................... ..............650 623113 Joanne Tissington ……………...................... ..............637 267150 Kathryn Jones ............................................ .............629 931125 Kelly …..............................................……… ………..634 315534 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .. ...........609 781438 Leticia ……….................................................. ........…950 615566 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ............... ........... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 625 540769 Paul Jessop (Aguilas) .............................................626 421623 Real Almería Translations ………....….950 398820 / 662 390453 S.O.S Translations …................................................651 500670 Simply Solved ………............................................….617 882689 Sol y Mar Services (Albox) ….....…….950 064584 / 654 590258 Solutions Almería ......................................................687 632435 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tina Clarke ……….......................................... ..........670 385923 Tom Jones .................................................................608 721334 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630 234556 Home from Home ……..............................................677 382713 K9 .......................................................950 168015 / 600 251464 My Place or Yours ....................................................607 554984 Palomino Kennels & Cattery …………662 668423 / 950 067051 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696 562662 The Kennels (Huercal Overa) ................................950 168508 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas) ….650 211952

KEY CUTTING

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

INVESTMENTS Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ………......................…..950 478617

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

JEWELLERS / JEWELLERY

KITCHENS

Donna’s Boutique (See p.13)......................................677 542931 Franksjewellery (Los Gallardos) ........677 399345 / 950 617570 Indalo Art ................................................................ 950 460814 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460636 Joyerias Vasary (Mojácar Playa) ……........…………….950 473164 La Luna (Garrucha) ....................................................950 132543

KENNELS Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 564640

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Artizan (Vera) (See p.11)...................…950 390635 / 661 985310 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036 Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845

LANDSCAPING Andy Nash & Son .................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Elizabeth Eccles (Landscape gardener) .950 525790 / 637 546697

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

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

AK Asesoría Legal & Fiscal ...........................................656 575188 ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal (Mojácar Playa) ...................950 472057 / 670 215926 English Wills Spain …......................…..950 439192 / 607 646027 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420 Gecko Business Services …..........................………617 611140 Help with Papers (Mojacar) .......................................634 369399 Heritance Wills .........................................................660 887723 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……….950 169729 / 663 297568 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

390255 LEISURE ACTIVITIES 414327 132657 Amigos 10 Pin Bowling (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........950 478359 Clay Busters (La Concepción) ..…….617 072764 / 686 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 LEGAL SERVICES Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 See also Solicitors 4wayconnections ...................................................646 844708 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 AG-2 Asesores / Silvia Muñoz (Vera) ……....…………..950 133617 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902

120269 257481 460207 559261 473073 358549 985358 361294

LINEN

Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) ………............…….627 251856

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR Ann Summers Party Organiser ..................................617 Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 Lunas (Turre) ………................................................661

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

MARBLE FABRICATIONS Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ....................................650 826829 Tabika (Vera) .....................................950 390110 / 950 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950 135742 METAL WORK Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .....................950 618129 Angel Welding …………............................................610 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 LOCKSMITHS Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 Iron Art, Antas ...............................................…..…..637 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 243181 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Locksmith (Lee/Dean)................................................666 949213 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 The Metal Works ................................950 930520 / 638

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

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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 caravans & motorhomes .....950 047033 / 687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

MOBILE PHONES See Telecommunications MOBILITY SERVICES

NAUTICAL see BOATS NURSING see also Home Carers Almería Angels ..........................................................902 ATS District Nurse ……………...................................662 Care Fusion ..............................................................674 CEIBA 2009 (Turre) …………........................……… 950 Delbelle …………….................................................…693 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 NightinGails .........................................693 769079 / 617

026468 277845 509382 479289 796937 862160 862160

OFFICE SUPPLIES & STATIONERY

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

Oficenter (Mojácar Playa) ……………..................……950 615327

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) …….........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ...........................................950 121122 MultiOpticas ...........(Mojácar) 950 472285 (Garrucha) 950 460665 ................................................................(Carboneras) 950 130707

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

390427 478617 687251 033903 554984

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615

069022 685550 450343 133033 938352

Natural Optics (Garrucha) ............................................950 133921 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Opticalia M&G (Albox) ................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …....................................….950 472783

MOUNTAIN BIKING

OSTEOPATHS

Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 Lufran Bike Sport ……………….....................………607 074753 Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Mountain Biking Spain …............……637 831509 / 661 178656 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ............607 479379 / 950 132765 The Bike Shop (Turre) ..........................690 695584 / 608 523182

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PAINTING & DECORATING ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Achim Lob ................................................................678 997361 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ....................................................950 450174 / 600 2681766 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Berben ......................................................................658 087966 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166

Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) ….….950 469655 / 634 325185 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ...................................658 087966 Dog & Cat Sitter Service ………………….950 067943 / 676 389592 Estabelle (Albox) ........................................................666 689463 Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 554984 InterZoo (Vera) .......................................................950 390075 LittleZoo (Bird Sales) …….....................…………………647 379795 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 562872 Pet Mates Pet transportation ...................................950 168508 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ....................................950 133560 Pet Sitting in Your Home …………...........................…….637 061482 Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 588547 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……..............................................968 413972 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 White Van Man Pet Transport ....................................634 779231

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Day’s Painting Services ..............................................634 365553 Eurodec ……..........................................................…667 238273 Euro Painters Spain …………….......................………677 557190 Futura España ..........................................................950 615338 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Metalwork Painting ………………………699 246932 / 659 185039 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Paint Magic ..............................................................617 904774

20seven photography ................................................633 773563 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Indigo Photography ...................................................637 974793 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 272822 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 045911 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848

PHYSIOTHERAPY Ignacio López de la Fuente (Mojácar) ......................627 Jackie Miles Kirby, Remedial Therapist ..................634 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617

244730 331798 516247 741564

PIANO TUNER Terry …...................................................................…662 517106

PICTURE FRAMING Frame-it-Rite (La Alfoquía) ................950 064527 / 680 223094

PIZZERIAS Blanco Rossi (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 472682 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ............................................................950 468425 PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES El Ángel (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950 478846 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …............................……950 398799 PEST CONTROL Jason …….........................................950 064015 / 680 903609 Felipe San Bernabé ….......................……………….950 475966 Sedesa (Vera) …………............................................950 390990 Góndola (Garrucha) ................................................950 133928 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)...........….950 478098 PETS La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) ...................................950 472928 Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Mojo Picon (Mojácar Playa) ................950 472995 / 634 899515 Peter Dowling ............................................................647 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 S.O.S. Painting ……………........................................651 Susana's Painting Services ….............................……649 The Fast Brush .........................................................950

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) ..........................................950 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) ............................... .......950 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …........................................968 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar) .......................................950 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .....................................950 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) ….........…….950 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) ..........................................950 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ......................................950 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...............................950 Samz (Los Gallardos) ..............................................950

472976 615100 447862 478517 472809 479646 132305 478308 478401 398981

PLASTERERS D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418

PLUMBING 24hr Casaserve ...........................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….616 888058 / 662 342669 ACS Multi Services (Vera)........................................950 467832 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Andy (Mojácar) ........................................................697 302039 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing (Albox area)......................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................………........................620 112193 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Enclose My Pool ..................................673 414362 / 670 510097 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE

Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 968 969962 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……............................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 Vida Desierto Plumbing .......................610 867029 / 950 473183

POOL COVERS

1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 Cactus Prop.Management (Pool Cleaning) .663 053502 / 692 460393 D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 Indalo Pools (Building) ............................................. 677 403397 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Outdoor Leisure ………......................950 633149 / 661 148998 Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Medics …………….................................……….634 353525 Pool Solar Heating ………........................................…607 646158 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241 Triton Pool Maintenance (Bedar area) .......................666 103987 Tropicana Pools (Antas) .......................950 069288 / 650 906114 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582 Vida Desierto (See p.2)........................950 473183 / 610 867029

Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Jasmine Construction C.B ..........................................659 185189 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 S.M.S. Building Maintenance ……………950 930536 / 634 306690 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .....................950 473183 / 610 867029

POSTAL SERVICES

2Be Property Solutions (Huércal Overa)..950 616516 / 616 562447 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Property Services .....................950 060135 / 660 734323 Almeria Rentals ................................ 650 764623 / 648 523073 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Cactus Property Management .................................663 053502 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631

Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquia) ..............950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..663 302740 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS

Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 654 590258 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN A1 Cheapest Print ….....................................………622 493499 Arc Angel Services (Leaflets & Distribution) .950 469655 / 634 325185 Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 620799 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Impresiones Directas (Albox) ………………950 430291 / 647 647926 Freelance Designers Spain ............... 950 092291 / 627 817936 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover) ..........950 133492 Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837

Elite Property Services ............................................677 146592 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Homes & Beyond .....................................................950 132458 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Jane Nicholson (Rentals) …...........….........................664 224815 KJ Property Maintenance (Albox /Arboleas) ............608 625675

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 24hr Casaserve ................................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 ACS Property Services (Vera).................................950 467832

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Key Holdings ............................................................605 376873 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0034 (0)1293 863320 Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 472773 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 478832 / 670 650872 Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 Netforce .............................................. 646 042729 / 667 799796 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352 Noble Services ...................................................... 692 188200 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. ….................................628 147408 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ......................................950 432157 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Rentmeahome (See p.3).......................968 006171 / 629 946085 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) ...................................647 901478 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Stoney's Property Services ………........671 896391 / 634 678651 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053 The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Total Security Management .....................................665 017950 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

PROPERTY PROMOTERS Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Elegant Homes Online S.L. ..................950 102332 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar ......................................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Key Mare (Vera)........................................................902 390090 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132955 Multicasa Aguilas ......................................................968 493009 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

PROPERTY VALUATIONS

Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Orange Box ...........................................................610 887757 Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234

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

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS

RESTAURANTS See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga

BayRadio (89.0 & 91.5)........................950 479090 / 699 346877 Cadena Ser Levante (Spanish, local and national) ....950 615006 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 528121 Smooth FM online ...............................627 767254 / 634 357868 Spectrum FM (90.8) ..................….............................950 615142 Valle Radio (98.8 inland & 89.6 coast) ........................950 633167

La Chumbera ............................................................950 168321 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

Aguilas

Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 REFRIGERATION La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946 Thermotech …………….....................…950 069637 / 699 856372 Albox

REMOVALS & STORAGE See also Van & Man Hire A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) ..................…678 855994 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183

Bistro Rojo ..............................................................634 Club de Tenis …….....................................…………..667 El Gallego ...........................................950 120590 / 615 La Cena ……........................................……………….950 La Parrilla ................................................................950 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 Syedpur (Indian) ….....................................................950 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

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

668613 549646 459081 453048

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

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English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 J & B Removals (Albox) …......…………625 692273 / 616 888058 Bédar James & Son Removals, Storage & Pet Transportation .651 519307 El Elpalme …………...........................................…..950 469569

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com La Fuente .................................................................950 469185 Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869

Lucainena de Las Torres

Cabrera

Los Pastores .............................................................950 468002 Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200

Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo

Cortijo Grande

Casa Los Pinos ……......................…..950 468236 / 619 136877 Al Punto (Brazilian) ..................................................950 475899 Arriba ...............................................950 615591 / 634 347256 Cucador La Vida ……….................................….........……….950 634562 Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 472951 Azeefa (Indian) ....................................………………608 802227 Desert Springs Resort El Chiringuito Pool Bar ………................................…678 746706 Badgers ...................................................................950 478525 El Torrente Restaurant …....................................……637 861590 Bay Bistro ...................................................................628 761391 The Crocodile Club ...................................................678 746706 Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 473099 Blue Lagoon ........................................................…..600 829518 El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) Burladero ...................................................................950 615041 La Montaña ................................................................670 589788 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 El Marchal Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 El Paniajo ................................................................950 477202 Casablanca ...............................................................950 472474 El Pinar Colón (Latin American) (formerly El Olivo)........…….950 472543 Bar El Pinar …….......................................................950 469036

Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 Góndola ....................................................................950 La Diligencia 1880 …...............………..950 460949 / 627 La Plazoleta ……….........................................…….666 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950

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Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 133043 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950 133193

La Alfoquía Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 472924 Beccy’s Bar La Unión .................................................950 634533 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 El Local ……………….............................................….633 684855 El Albir .....................................................................670 500843 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 Las Alparatas La Capilla .................................................................950 479305 Lijar Mesón La Hoya ........................................................638 298507

Limaria Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 432719

Los Castaños Cortijo Las Piezas ........................……..950 951498 / 634 780943

Los Gallardos Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 495182 La Cumbre ...................................... 950 888126 / 629 030438

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 El Picoteo ................................................................605 926956 El Refugio (Mexican) ……….............................……..950 615487 Eudoxia (Greek) ……….................................………. 663 314445 Felipe San Bernabé ….......................……………….950 475966 Fantasia ....................................................................950 475127 Imperial (Italian) (See front cover)............................950 478098 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Karma (Indian) (See back cover)..........950 615231 / 600 483614 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 La Cabaña (See p.95)..................................................950 615179 La Cantina .................................................................950 478841 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 La Parata (See p.6)..............................................…950 478186 La Peseta …………......................................…………950 472292 Meson Mémé …........…………………..647 141159 / 647 954405 Le Comptoir de la Crêpe ...........................................950 472942 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 437131 Meson de Perico ....................................................950 615582

Mojo Picón .........................................950 472995 / 634 896515 Neptuno (See p.7).....................................................616 005387 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ........................................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Pizzería Roma (Mojácar Playa) ...............................663 303438 Playa Blanca (See p.25)..............................................950 473001 Posada del Candil, Hostal La Parata .....950 472670 / 637 733272 Ramo del Limón ......................................................950 472659 Restaurante Mediterráneo .........................................950 472268 Sal Marina ...............................................................950 472405 The New Kimrick .......................................................950 475198 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Toscana (Italian)......................................................950 472907 Viva .........................................................................637 270594

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ..............................950 472002 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 Mojo’s ..............................................950 615230 / 667 959413 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Napoli (Italian) ..........................................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ......................................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur ....................606 061811 / 950 478014 Restaurante Mamabel's ....................... 663 700542 / 950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672

Palomares Oasis Bar & Restaurant ...............................................950 888476

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

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Villaricos

El Saloon .....................................................................665 731798 El Mar La Mar ............................................................950 467030 La Esperanza ............................................................625 737025 Pueblo Laguna Dalí ............................................................................950 132345 Los Angeles ..............................................................699 010705

San Juan de Los Terreros Hostal Mar y Luna ......................................................950 466459 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323

Santopetar El Molino ....................................................................950 930179

Turre Chili .................................................608 802227 / 950 468425 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 La Estancia (Argentinean) ….............654 562449 / 695 167831 La Pará …………………….................................…….637 545590 Meson del Pobre ......................................................950 468321 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 479646 Taberna Alcatifa .........................................................950 479188 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386 Taj (Indian) ..................................................................950 479607

RETIREMENT HOMES

Urcal

The Palms ………….................................................678 832036 Pia Assisted Living .............................664 804357 / 950 468176

Vera

RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS

Carmona ...................................................................950 390760 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …....950 459060 / 649 482677 Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 Cortijo Albari ..............................................................950 391706 ROOFING Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176 Vera Playa Gary Lloyd .................................................................647 006172 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 RURAL TOURISM En Fu ……............................................................…950 467839 2 Poplars (Velez Blanco) ……...............................….670 243856 La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 356387 La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 653116 Cortijo Pocio de la Nava (Mojácar) ............................670 777752 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950 478202 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682

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SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES Enclose My Pool ...............................673 411362 / 670 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ………......677 114576 / 695 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 Screenmasters .........................……..680 777789 / 677

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P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)...........................665 258680

SATELLITE TV ABC (A Better Climate) ........................647 247494 / 950 618893

The Patio People ………….......................................610 345011 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324

SCHOOLS See Tuition SCUBA DIVING Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 Molasub (Villaricos) ............................950 467572 / 675 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669

493215 049229 321404 040963

SECOND HAND Anne’s Treasure Trove (Turre) ..................................950 930462 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 344565 Designer Thrift (Albox) ...........................................950 064576 Second Hand Furniture (Mojácar Playa) …………….600 268176 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950 431871 The Fundraiser (Turre) .............................................664 620288

ACS Multi Services (Vera)........................................950 467832

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 Lymasur (Vera) ……..........................950 390732 / 609 Septic Tanks Cleaned ……….....................…………..675

088966 768587 366355 442695 838808

SEWING

Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 dmatch digital services SL (See p.5) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102

Aldana (Dressmaking/Alterations) …..........………….658 588439 Alice .........................................................................666 617037 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 056788 Coser y Planchar (Zoco Centre, Mojácar Playa) ….680 163780 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 503875 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 273335 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 479278 Shandmade (knit & sew to order) .................................630 833873 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626 319907

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 Grafitec Signs ………................................................687 Ian (Hand Painted) …………….....................………..634 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 Portilla Graficas .......................................................605 Wrap It Up .................................................................679

620799 953722 313796 162709 162709 695999

SKIN TREATMENTS

Francesca Herman (See p.6)....….......................….687 480694

SKIP HIRE Aridos Mojácar S.L. .................................................650 914257 Servacon .................................................................950 475853

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy d match digital services (See p.5) ...........................950 472947 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ...........................609 888549 / 950 468230 Hispavan Solar .................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 139568 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Spanish Solar ….........................……950 069640 / 649 259305 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 SOLICITORS AG-2 Asesores / Silvia Muñoz (Vera) …...............…..950 133617 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 617017 Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 Javier Loustau (Mojácar) .........................................950 475086 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 José Francisco López Molina ...............950 133607 / 635 189986 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 473046 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 Canton & Prieto (Garrucha) …………..647 049550 / 950 460731 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038

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

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING Outdoor Leisure ………....................…950 633149 / 661 148998

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

STAINED GLASS Janet Broady ….............................…..950 130627 / 628 809027 Keith ……………….................................................…..625 167081

STATIONERY SHOPS Oficenter (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 615327

STONEMASON The Stonemason - Ben Blake …….......................….652 294131

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SURVEYORS Philip Chesler (Chartered surveyor) ……….................687 814369

Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Property Inspection Report (D. González) .686 846624 / 950 393530 La Tienda (Los Gallardos) ........................................950 398896 Sapphire Surveyors ………...................950 064725 / 671 208782 Next ..........................................................................950 479369 Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268 SWEET SHOPS Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 965 743473 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156 La Vida Dulce Sweet shop (Albox) .........................671 851135 TILING & PATIO WORK M ‘n M Olde English Sweetshop (Markets) ...............634 315534 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 TAKEAWAYS A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish ABS A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 & Chips & Pizzerias Alan the Builder .......................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Azeefa (Indian, Mojácar Playa) ..................................608 802227 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 Cornish Pride (Albox) ….....................................………666 618933 Arboleas Paving ……………...............................…….636 092632 Karma (Indian, Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 475788 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Mojo Picón (Pizzas, Mojácar Playa)......950 472995 / 634 896515 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Taj (Indian, Turre) ........................................................950 479607 Mick Cox ....................................................................677 403397 Wok Buffet Asiático de Fa (Puerto Rey)......................677 778587 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193 Robin ..........................................................................634 305187 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 TATTOO ARTISTS Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374 Steve Holman .......................................................... 697 678708 Tattoo Borneo (Garrucha) ……..............................…950 463452 Vida Desierto (See p.2)...................…950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298

TAXIS (Legal)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Levante Area Taxis (Mojácar, Turre, Los Gallardos, Bédar, Garrucha, Vera, Cuevas, Antas) ............................................950 226161 Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Tanks in Spain (tank trips) ..............950 527003 / 663 758113 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

TRANSLATING see Interpreters TRAVEL

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 091111 AlmeriNet-Cheap Calls .........................950 479517 / 627 027758 Euphony Mojacar .........................................................677 146592 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Indalphone ...............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608

Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) ...........................950 Viajes Yedra Tours (Aguilas) ...................................968

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TUITION

Alpha Spanish Tuition .......................950 133508 / 627 670255 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ...........678 490639 Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................950 615489 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Espanglish .........................................950 390037 / 950 392876 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Graham, Diving Instructor .........................................630 266261 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Guitar Lessons (Chris Pottle) ................................950 437606 Guitar, Bass, Music Theory Tuition (Almanzora area) 681 286291 Jane Catchlove (Piano/keyboards/violin A.R.C.M) ...950 634402 Jose (Spanish Lessons) ..........................................667 303376 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)..950 047026 / 671 608519 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Native Spanish Teacher (All levels) ………………….670 619017 Native Spanish Tuition ..............................................661 654812 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................662 517106 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Piano tuition. Terry Peace (Limaria/Albox.) ...............868 931815 Professional Writing Services …..........………………..662 067490 Sam Catchlove (Professional drum/latin percussion) ..950 634402 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Singing Lessons (Garrucha area) .......950 460511 / 667 275614 Tennis Coach (Diego Rodriguez) ........950 393851 / 607 021280 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Urmila’s Blogging Circle (Mojácar) .........................618 211968 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 634 337185 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Justin ……….........................................................….627 907207 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682 White Van Man (Paul) ...............................................634 779231

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

755522 549247 369399 845730 373298

VEHICLE REPAIRS Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 755522 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 439671

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 449208 / 666 826886

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

UPHOLSTERY Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...............950 064 599 / 634 320990

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Euromaster (Tyres) ...................................................950 459295 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950 478335 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Steve Kelly (Auto Electrician) Mojácar …..........……..607 373324 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447565 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950 459253

VEHICLE SALES Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 439671 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) .............................662 167758 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Kia Motors (Vera) Stuart Campbell ….................…..667 549649 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Nissan (Albox) ………..................................................950 430856 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Taller DAYDO (Antas) …...............……950 459116 / 607 373298 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400

VEHICLE SHIPPING Car Shipping ………………UK 0044 1704 575983 / 671 101220

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

Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ....950 475213 Emergencies: 659 957942 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) .................950472262 Emergencies: 629 099921 VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE) Adam .........................................................................693 706360 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876 Albox Service Centre S.L. …....................................662 093051 Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 827517 WALL CERAMICS Cool Air (Air Conditioning) .................950 472432 / 673 195872 Simply Art (Albox) ..................................................... 662 443095 DB Autos (Kyle) ……………...............................…….678 487689

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS

Rod Bridges ………...............................950 473035 / 687 261280

WATER (Tanker Delivery) Sierra Cabrera Water ...................…………………….693 866558

WATER TREATMENTS Ashley Reliable Plumbing ………..........................…..610 052407 JF Supplies Albox ………...............….950 064315 / 660 350246 Water Filters ……................................................…….600 063303

WEB DESIGN A1 Web Design ………..........................................….622 Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 824974 Cuantiva Mobile Web Design & SEO 950 472662 / 664 Mobile Tyre Service ..................................................672 798173 Divine Logix ...........................................................617 Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 955607 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 I.b.Limaria Website Construction ..........................868

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Image Suite ………........................................................647 918 848 Limon-group .......................................868 931841 / 659 306519 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Paginasweb .......................................902 005799 / 911 011505 Red Y Web .................................................................661 463834 Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103 WebIndalo .................................................................648 514323

WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826

WEIGHT LOSS See Diet Plans & Weight Loss WINDOW CLEANING

Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ..........950 473104 / 669 143036 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 090625 Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 Speedyfit (See p.4)..................................950 439228 / 600 006032 James & Craig ......................................634 351052 / 652 294104 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121 Portilla Window Cleaning ..........................................605 162709 WINDSCREENS Mick ...........................................................................627 205331 Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555 Teresa Jimenéz …………….............................……..636 119538 Pro Sun Solutions (See p.17)....................................679 695999 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665.

WINDOW TINTING Pro Sun Solutions (See p.17)....................................679

WINDOWS & DOORS Advanced Window Solutions ....................................610 Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 Andalucian Glass C.B. ........................630 231644 / 636 Direct Trade Windows ............................................. 662 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680

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695999 Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) ................ 950 478786 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 411538 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……...........................….950 617131 924160 268176 838484 118785 212220 743311

Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092

WOODBURNING STOVES Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077

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What’s On Concerts The Rose Singers concert “Songs of Remembrance and Rejoicing”, including Military Wives Prayer, songs from Gershwin, Bernstein, Chopin, Schubert and others. Living Water Church – Mojácar (opposite Red Cross). Friday 9th November. Miraflores Restaurant, Camping Los Gallardos, Saturday 10th November, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets 8 euros with a donation in support of the Royal British Legion in Spain’s Poppy Appeal, with raffle each evening. Tickets available from: ‘Gills Linen’, M o j a c a r P l a y a ; ‘ To t a l Entertainment’, Turre; ‘Forget-meNot’, Las Buganvillas and both venues & Choir Members.

The Young Persons “Big Band Jazz” ensemble performs at Sorbas on November 11th and Macael on November 17th. Both concerts start at 8pm, free admission, under the patronage of the Almería County Council Arts Development grants.

Auditorio Maestro Padilla, Almería Classical music and Opera excerpts with a benefit concert for the charity “Mar Solidaridad” who aim to eradicate poverty and oppression, with the City of Almería young persons’ orchestra and choir and Pablo González soloist, November 22nd at 7.30pm. Tickets 10 euros. Send details of your events to almeriafocus@gmail.com or call 670 84 92 65

23rd International Jazz Festival, 15th-27th November. Clasijazz Big Band and Arturo Serra vibrophonist, with Ramón Cardo director, in homage to Terry Gibs. November 15th at 9pm, tickets 10 euros. Jorge Pardo & José Carmona, Nov 24th at 9pm, tickets 12 euros. Bob Belden and his mainstream Jazz band, ‘Animation’, perform a Manhattan tribute performance Nov 27th at 9pm, tickets 12 euros. Noemí Pérez and the City of Almería choir perform “The Sacred Concert”, a Duke Ellington tribute night, conducted by Perico Sambeat, date yet to be announced. Pastora Soler is in concert as part of her 2012 tour, “Quedate Conmigo”, on November 17th at 9pm, tickets 22 & 25 euros. Niña Pastori performs her latest CD, “Ya No Quiero Ser”, on November 23rd at 9pm, tickets 25 & 35 euros. Malú who has sold nearly 2 million CDs comes on November 30th at 9pm as part of her “Guerra Fria” tour, tickets from 25 euros. María José Santiago performs in a “Special Show” with 20 artists and a young person’s choir on December 14th at 9pm. Ticket prices not yet available. “Super submarina” g roup perform on Dec 20th at 9pm, tickets from 14 euros. Tickets from municipal Quiosco in the Rambla, Almería City, or 2 hours before each performance at the door or www.ticket master.es

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2012 “ClasiJAZZ Festival”. The Gospel Choir Clasijazz perform on Dec 20th, “O Sister!” on Dec 21st, Dixieland Clasijazz on December 22nd along with “O Sister!” and the Big Band Clasijazz. All performances at 10pm at no. 275, Plaza Puerto Pino, Almería city. Ticket prices not yet announced.

Films Albox Festival of Short Films and Videos, 22nd & 23rd of November at 8pm, Salón de Usos Múltiples in the town hall.

Ballet Russian Classical Ballet Company, Dec 1st & 2nd, “Swan Lake” & “Cinderella”. 13th Dec, “Nutcracker Suite”, both with cast of 40 artists, all concerts at 9pm. Tickets 25 & 29 euros, Maestro Padilla Auditorium, Almería city. Tickets from normal outlets. Malú


What’s On “Saint Cecelia” concert, Nov 22nd, Santa María Church, Albox at 7pm. “St.Cecilia” Concert by Mojácar band and orchestra November 24th, 8pm, “Centro de Usos Múltiples” (Artisan Centre below fuente area), Mojácar Pueblo, admission free. Pe r f o r m a n c e by M u s i c a l Quartet, Saturday, December 1st at 8pm, Mojácar “Centro de Usos Múltiples” (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Pueblo, tickets 5 euros or 7 euros on the door.

Exhibitions Juan Casado has an exhibition entitled “Invetario del Otras Dias” until November 28th. Francísco González Romero has his exhibition “Arte y formas simbólicas” from December 12th until January 30th. Both exhibitions at the Almería Museum gallery. Roquetas Exhibition The internationally famous German artist, Heinz-Udo Zemlin, has an exhibition of work he calls “paintings”, but have a variety of

raised surfaces, entitled “En el Campo de la Fantasía”. The exhibition is in the Roquetas Teatro Pedro Escacena is a very important painter of bull ring scenes, not just in Spain but world wide. Many posters come from his hands. An exhibition entitled “Estampas Taurinas” is now on view until December at the Roquetas Bull Ring Museum. Miguel Ángel López Expósito, an architect from Jaén, has an exhibition of drawings, paintings and photographic images at the Almería Museum gallery until January 2nd. The exhibition records Arab and Spanish influences in lifestyle. Juan Morente, an Almería artist who paints and forms 3D pictures of mostly geometric designs, has an exhibition entitled “Tránsito” of 58 of his works until the end of January at the Centro Unicaja de Cultura in Almería city, Paseo de Almería no.11. His works can be seen Monday to Friday, 11am-

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2pm & 6pm-9pm.On Saturdays, 11am-2pm only. An exhibition entitled “Abismo del Silencio” is available to be viewed at the “MECA” gallery in Almería city at Calle Gran Capitán no.105. The exhibition features work by Jerónimo Muñez, and are all “sculptures” or works of art using a variety of materials. Opening hours are 6pm-9pm.

Theatre “It’s a Dog’s Life” is a play by Pam Valentine being performed by the Almanzora Charitable Theatre on November 30th at ‘La Parilla’ restaurant in Albox on Nov 30th & Dec 2nd at the Tennis Club in Huérca-Overa. Performances start at 7.30pm and the admission price of 12 euros 50 céntimos includes a 3 course meal. Proceeds are for APSA and The Doghouse Foundation. Tickets from Essentials and Chill Out in Arboleas, Ist Stop Pool Shop and APSA in Albox and Spar in HuércalOvera, or from Lorraine 950 064484 / 687 569 113. The Independent Theatre Group present “The Exorcism” at various venues including the Museo Pedro Gilabert, Arboleas, on Frid 9th & Saty 10th Nov at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) and Sun, 11th Nov at 2pm (doors open 1.30pm). Tickets are 7 euros 50 céntimos available from ‘Bar Cantaria’, Cantoria, ‘Girasol’ in Albox, ‘One Stop Pool Shop’ (outside Longos), ‘Essentials’, Arboleas and Independent Theatre Stall at Los Llanos Market. A donation will be made to “Walk for Life”, Arboleas.


What’s On Miscellaneous Vera Red Cross (Cruz Roja) appeal. An account to help flood victims has been set up at the ‘Cajamar’ bank number 3058 0024 77 2720011715. Payments are asked to help in various ways for hardship and problems after the floods. Any donation should be high lighted as being for “Fondo Inundación” or “Flood Fund”. The Red Cross still need volunteers to help with the collecting, donations and distribution of essential items such as bedding, clothes and food. Contact can be made on 950 393757 or Fax:; 950 393758 or email vera@cruzroja.es Huércal-Overa 2nd “Ruta de la Tapa” trail is on until November 18th. 33 bars & restaurants are offering a drink and “tapa” for 2 euros. Tapas on offer include traditional and innovative fare, and all establishments have a poster on display. A full list is available at the town hall where votes can be made for the best tapa, or votes can be made on social networking sites where photos can be left as well. A prize draw is being held with a weekend holiday as 1st prize, and a night’s stay as second prize. The best photo submitted of friends and tapas will result in a free dinner for the subjects. Mojácar Riding School Christmas Event at ‘Cueva de Lobo’ November 25th at 12 noon, or if rained off December 2nd. Large variety of stalls and refreshments, raffles & competitions. Admission 1 euros (children under 12 free), proceeds to “PAWS/PATAS”.

Mojácar Socialist Party (PSOE) meets each week to debate on various issues concerning the community. In the run-up to Christmas, they are working on different projects, such as exhibitions (photography), free catering courses for young unemployed people (the local catering college has been closed), and also I.T. skills. They are offering their premises (in La Fuente Mojácar village) to set up a flea market where anyone who wishes to participate, can sell any articles, and even bring home made produce, in order to raise funds for the needy families in the area. To contact them send an email to mzmojacar@gmail.com Trips by Carlos Queen Symphonic Rhapsody, Symphony Orchestra and Choir with Rock Band and soloists Thomas Vikstróm, Michelle McCain, Mats Levén, Graciela Armendariz and others. Alicante Teatro P r i n c i p a l , N ove m b e r 2 8 th . Excursion price from Carlos; 78 euros including coach and ticket. Contact Carlos on 610 681068 or 950 525761. Club Taurino Mojacar Valencia trip for 'Las Fallas' on March 18 20th, 2013, 3 days, 2 nights. We will be staying in the same 4 star hotel as last year, adjacent to the Science Park and opposite El Cortes Ingles. 199 euros per person for coach, bed and breakfast, based on two sharing. See the incredible ‘Ninots’ and be there for the last night when all but the winning entries will be burnt. Contact Mike or Audrey 950 475 261 or see www.club-taurino-mojacar.com

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“A b u s o s U r b a n i s t i c o s Almanzora No” (AUAN) now hold their meetings every other month. The next meeting is on Saturday 17th November, at ‘La Parilla’ restaurant in Albox starting at 11am. New members welcome. For further information please contact us via info@almanzora-au.org. Albox Royal British Legion Christmas Bazaar, 2012, 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 6th December, ‘La Parrilla’ Hotel & Restaurant in the main square in Albox. Stalls may be booked for 5 euros from Bob Cowan – 608 049490.This year's Remembrance service will be held on Sunday, 11th November, Armistice Day, at The Chapel in La Aljambra. We gather at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Following the service there will be a lunch at ‘La Parrilla’. This will be 'menu del dia' at 10 euros per person and tickets are required in advance. The A G M is on Thurs, 15th Nov at 11 am, at ‘La Parrilla’. For more information contact the Chairman Chris Pearce o n 6 3 0 5 6 2 618 o r e m a i l : hello@chrispearce.co.uk www.britishlegion.org.uk/branche s/albox Arboleas Reading Circle. Next meeting on Wednesday, 14th November at 6pm in the library, to hear a lecture in Spanish and in English by Mark Daniels, "Danny" on "Cien Años de Soledad" (A hundred Years of Loneliness) by Gabriel García Marquez, all welcome. Friday, November 16th, discussion of "The First Casualty" by Ben Elton, copies available. Same time & place as Nov 14th, further info from Crispin Welby – 950 439231.


Vera & District Lions Club: Grand Christmas Craft Fair & Fete at The Vera Hotel car park on Sun, Dec 2nd, 10am – 3pm. Stalls and fun for all the family, including Handmade Sweets, Arts& Crafts, Handmade jewellery, Clothing, Soaps & Fairies, Stained Glass, Hot mulled wine, Roast Chestnuts, Mince Pies, Carol Concert, Santa’s Grotto, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle & Competitions. A few stalls left, contact Adele adelewatts 2002@yahoo.co.uk The Vera hotel are putting on a special 3 course Sunday lunch menu + drink for just 12 euros per person. Bookings direct to the hotel on 699856128 or email celebraciones@vera hotel.es The Mojácar Anglican Church Christmas Fair is moving to a new location this year and will be held on Friday, 7th December at 10:00 on the Levante Car Park (between the Levante Cafe/Bar and the Riding Stables). It will have all the same stalls, Ladies and Gents clothes, Bric a Brac, Games, Children’s Clothes, Homemade cakes, Books, Raffles and port and mince pies to keep you in the festive mood. This is the Church’s main fundraising event of the year. The Church is totally self funding and gives generously to Charities. Come early and enjoy a taste of Christmas. B e t t y ’s G a r d e n i n g C l u b The next meeting is on November 12th at ‘Miraflores’, Los Gallardos, 11-30am for 12noon. The speaker is John from the ‘Beachcomber Restaurant’ on “Composting and Creating a Wormery.”

Christmas Fair - ‘The New Kimrick’ Bar & Restaurant, Mojácar Playa, Saturday, 24th November, starting at 12 noon. Lots of stalls, including, pies & cakes, art work & jewellery, handmade fairies, books, pickles & jams, handmade soaps, handmade cards, fashion accessories, ladies fashions, make-up and much more. Competition on the day to raise money for MACS. Hot & Cold snacks and bar available. For more information call 664 808998.

Dames in Turre November 26th: Speaker is Valerie Penny. Cycling through Europe. December 8th: Christmas Market in the square in Turre. Stalls available, tel : Sue 667 362 713

Appeal for Mobility & Home Care Equipment. Age Concern Almanzora is a voluntary organisation to offer support, a d v i c e & a s s i s t a n c e to expatriates living in the Almanzora region. We wish to create a loan service for mobility equipment – so if you have any unused & unwanted walking sticks, walking frames, toilet seats, grab rails, wheelchairs or any other suitable equipment Age Concern Almanzora and their clients would be very grateful for them. Donated equipment can be handed in at the office Helpdesk in Arboleas on Weds,10am – 1pm, Fridays, 10am - 11am, adjacent to the ‘Spar’ shop, on the square facing the Town Hall. Alternatively you can telephone 634 333544 or e-mail ageconcernalmanzora @live.com to arrange collection. Help and support is essential for present and future needs.

Forum Golf Society Nov 16th, Team One, Two Three C h a C h a C h a a t Ag u i l o n Nov 24th, Celebration Night at ‘The Meson’, Arboleas. Contact P h i l E l a m o n 6 6 6 84784 0 philjelam@yahoo. co.uk, or see www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com

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The Mojácar Moors and Christians Association, Al M o x a q u e r, i s r u n n i n g a competition for the poster for the Fiestas of 2013 which will be held in June. The closing date is November 30th and full details are on www.mojacar.es or visit the Tourist Office in the Plaza del Fronton.

Albox Branch of The Royal British Legion Bookings are now being taken for the Christmas all-inclusive trip to Benidorm, very popular last year. See details on the website at www.britishlegion.org.uk/branch es/albox or contact Marianne Pearce on 676 45 17 80

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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 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

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Wednesday: La Cumbre Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 9am-1pm Mercamundo, El Real Industrial Estate, 10am - 3pm Bar Anita, Los Gallardos, Sorbas road after motorway junction Saturday: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road. Rastro, Mojácar Playa, opp. Red Cross, 9am - 2pm 1st Sun. lunchtime of the month: Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market 1st Sunday of the month: Meson Casa Lorenza, Las Minas, 11am Sunday morning: Los Gallardos Campsite Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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Weight Watchers Tues 10.30, Club de Tenis Huercal Overa; Wed 10.15, La Parrilla Albox; Thurs 10.30, El Candil, Mojácar Playa. Tel. Gill 650 600 Almanzora Group of Friends Information Centre and Library, Tues, 709, almeriaweightwatchers@gmail.com Thurs & Sat, 10am–1.30 pm . Avda. Mojácar Community Librar y Lepanto, Albox (next to Bar Rumores). Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Extensive English Library, DVD’s and 11am - 1pm . Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of Free Masons month, 8pm, Bar Rumores. Trips and Contact: 950 36 90 33 other social events. Tel: 634 343 147 Ante Natal Classes www.almanzoragof.org Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201 Almería Link Friendship Group Wednesday, 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 or Heather 667 243561 Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel: 667 303 788

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch meets at The Artisan Centre (bottom of the Pueblo) every 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month at 11.00 am. All are welcome including non-services personnel. Contact Rita Sneddon for details on 950 47 30 25.

The Royal British Legion - Albox Third Thurs. of the month, 11am, La Parrilla Restaurant, Albox. Contact Chris Pearce, Chairman on 630 56 26 18, or email at hello@chrispearce.co.uk or see britishlegion.org.uk/branches/albox. Club Taurino de Mojácar Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. Everybody is welcome. You do not have Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 to be ex service to join w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m The Royal British Legion - Baza Tel Ken Matthews: 679 605 320 or Lin Tuesday Ladies Club Alvaron, Mojácar Playa. Tues, 12-2pm. Oldham: 637 953418. All welcome. Get more out of your life in Spain.. The Royal British Legion - Zurgena & District Branch Loose Women ladies group La Vida, Cucador, Thurs, 2 - 4pm, all Bar Latinos, La Alfoquia, every first Thursday of the month at 11a.m. Crib, welcome. 2nd & 4th Thurs of month, 7pm. Coffee Dames in Huércal Overa morning, 3rd Wed of month, 11am. Quiz, 3rd Wed.of the month, 10.30am, Tennis last Friday, 8pm. All welcome. For details Club. Tel. Pauline 610 315 530 or Sue see www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches 661 190 190 /zurgena Dames in Spain Mojácar Walking Group 3rd Monday of the month, 11 am, The Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. New Kimrick, Mojacar. Chairman Myra www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: Holmes 950 475 491, Secretary Iris 950 467 679 Hamilton 950 475 863. Guests welcome. Cantoria Residents Association Dames in Turre Library and Meeting Room above the 11am, last Monday in the month, 3rd Age Bar (near Ole Supermarket). Multiple Use Centre in Turre . Talks, short Library hours 11am till 1pm Tues, Thurs breaks to learn more about Spain, & Fri. The President or a committee support for local charities Guests member will be in attendance. Contact welcome. Tel.: Secretary Pam Smith us on cantoria.info@gmail.com 950475418 or President Lesley Barlow Whist Club 950478633 Camping Los Gallardos. Tuesdays, Bell Cambridge 800. Diet Plan rings 8pm. Call Jim on 662 510 543. Mojácar, Wed & Fri; Arboleas, Thurs by appointment. Call 660 681 166 or email Mojácar Bridge Club Monday and Wednesdays 7pm. in Turre. rodann@hotmail.co.uk Contact Les 950 437 100 Elderberries Lunch Club For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or Marianne: 950 472 349

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Zurgena Air Rifle Club Contact George on 950 437 024 or 608 050 036 Chess at El Pinar Bar Friendly, relaxed games of chess. Email David on david@helenanddavid.co.uk or tel. 950069713 The Write Thing Los Gallardos, Wednesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No. Association campaigning for the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley built without proper authority. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org The Divine Life Society, Almeria Branch Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Evening of Meditation and a talk, 1st Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Spiritual Cinema, 3rd Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Meditation and Yoga classes. Tel Sharon 950 469122 or omsharon50@gmail.com Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 or after 7pm, 950 982 039 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: 667255094 www.face-charity.com The Helping Hands Team Tel: 968 48 29 48 Conversational Spanish Thurs, 5-7, La Vida, Cucador, all levels Vera Lions Club Vera Hotel, first Wed of the month, 7.30pm. Contact veralions@mail.com or visit Vera Lions Club on Facebook or Call Roy Stevens 660887723, Keith Linnitt 667252644, John and Sandie Tinkham 950439324 Folk Music at The Travellers’ Inn First Thursday of each month, Travellers’ Inn, Los Marcelinos on the Albox to Taberno road. For info contact almeriastrings@gmail.com or 634 347 930. Send details of your club, society or activity to almeriafocus@gmail.com Tel: 670 849 265 Fax: 950 472 441


Activities - Clubs - Associations Religious Groups & Churches

Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life. Sunday, 11am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas del Anglican Chaplaincy Church of Motorcycle Club: Harley & Big Bikes England. Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 Los Gallardos. Tel. Brian: 950 469540 Priest: Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. 015 Classic Automobile Club Mojacar: Eucharist, Sundays, 11am in the Puerto Lumbreras Christian More information from www.a-c-c.es, church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio, Fellowship Harry 629 529 656, Hans 968 429 256, 4kms past Hotel Indalo. Albox: Eucharist Every 1st and 3rd Sunday each month email: acclevante@hotmail.com last Thurs in month, 11am, Community at 11.00 am in the premises of the Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday Spanish Evangelical Church, Puerto Cabrera Slot Car Club Thursdays, 4-7pm. Tel: 950091130 or in month, 6pm. Church Wardens, Alan Lumbreras Tel 619453283 Paul and Smith 950 478 066, Eric Dore 950 615 Sandra 606198457 105, www.mojacar Model Aero Flying Club Aguaviva Evangelical Church church.org Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Christian Centre near Albox Health Living Water Church (Mojacar) Hayes: 950 478 899 Centre. Legally registered. Meetings Sun, Lively Non-denominational Services, 11am www.alboxevangelicalcentre.es Tel. Cuevas Model Boat Club 11.00a.m Sundays, Nr the Red Cross, pastor 950 064 402 Cuevas del Almanzora Lake. Sundays Mojácar Playa. Contact Pastor: David from 11.00 till 2.00 Phone Alan 666 849 Hamilton 950 618 814 or Geoff Ward Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship 609 for info. 950 615 068 www.livingwater Sundays and midweek in Albox and surrounding areas. Tel: 673 207 366 or Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) churchmojacar.com santacruzalbox@gmail.com Tel: 607 316 553 Church Services Albox Computer Club Opposite garden centre, Garrucha/Vera Support Groups Bar Rumores, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels roundabout. English service Sundays A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous o f ex p e r i e n c e a r e we l c o m e d . 11am Mojacar Area Meetings, Tuesday & Friday, www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com Iglesia Evangelica 6 pm, at the Artisan Centre, Mojacar - or call David on 950 064 311 C/Hermanos Machado (opposite El Arbol Fuente. Contact 629 108 272 or email Indalo Hash House Harriers Supermarket) Cuevas del Almanzora. mike@aaspain.org Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various Spanish sermon translated into English. locations. For further information please Sundays 7pm. Contact Carmela: 950 132 Alzheimer Support Group Gives advice to Spanish or Englishc o n t a c t R o y S t e v e n s E m a i l : 792 speaking families & sufferers. Contact indaloh3@gmail.com Tel: 660 887 723 Roman Catholic Julia Martos: 676 200733 Betty's Garden Club Mojácar Village. Mass - Sundays & fiestas 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at 12.30. Tues /Thurs /Sat 7pm, Priest: 950 Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Camping Los Gallardos. Tel: 950 398 021 475 017 Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 Mojácar Angling Club The Evangelical Church, Turre or 677 688037 Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 Avda de Almeria on the corner of Holistic Support Group C/Alberquillica . Sunday 11am. Parents Ladies Darts Group Cellulite, weight, natural health, self& Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. during school Wednesdays 7.30pm at La Vida, Cucador, confidence etc. Support & motivation call Margaret on 950 63 45 62 terms.. Midweek prayer meeting & Alpha earthenergies@gmail.com Tel: 686 929 course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. 855 Pot Black Snooker Club www.turrechurch.com Antas. Tel: 950 459135 MACS Cancer Support Group Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono to 4pm. Macs Helpline: 634 656 555. Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: Fully Spanish registered charity. 652 293 269 www.macscancersupport.com Email: Antas Church macscancersuppor t@live.co.uk In Jauro village (signposted from e Ostomist Support For Expats Cajamar in Antas). Informal structured Call Paul 868 009 940 or Dee 950 064 worship in a friendly atmosphere for all 322 in confidence. denominations in simple hour-long services of basic Christian Beliefs & Stepping Stones Carers Support Worship. 2nd & 4th Sun each month, Group 11am., Community Room (Salon Social), Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. Antas village church. Geraldine or Barrie Tel 950 472822 or 677 683385 tel. 950 092 091 www.antaschurch.com jfdavies@terra.es

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Arts & Crafts Sewing Circle Wed. 10.30am, Turre church hall. Tel: 950 168 007 Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 950 472 967 Sewing Group, Albox Tues. 2pm. Girasol, Calle Malaga. Tel. Jill 630 370 595 or Pam 677 875 031 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130627 jparson@teleline.es Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095 Painting Classes for Adults and Children Centro de artesania multiusos, Mojácar. Mon & Tues, adults 4 - 6 pm, children 6 - 7 pm. 4.50 euros/hour. Pipo Jost Nicolas, tel 950 475326 Rug making, bag making, sewing etc. Class in Albox, Wed, 10-12 noon. Contact Lorraine on 950 064 484 or 687 569 113 or email dgcundy@hotmail.com

Drama Groups Indalo Players Email ferahmehmet@msn.com or call 950 069 109 Independent Theatre Group. Always looking for new people, novices & full blown Thesbians. Call Ann on 950439406 or e-mail independent theatre@hotmail.com The Luvvies Bar Rumores, Albox. Wed, 2.30pm for 3pm. All welcome for acting or behind the scenes. www.theluvvies.com info@theluvvies.com Tel: 697 384 513 Arboleas Theatre Academy (ATA) (Almanzora valley). New members always needed to act or work back stage or with any other activities. Tel. Jacqueline Morris Welby 950439231, or 648967797.

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Academia International de Danza Almeria. Line Dancing 54 Verasol, Vera. Classes include : Royal Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 8pm, all Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, levels. Contact: 627 713238 Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 Line Dancing Carrie 'Dusty Boots', 715 787 Jacks Bar - Albox (previously Bar Rumores) 7.15 p.m First Steps into Zumba Almeria with Julie Bruce Line Dancing, 8p.m Beginner to Arboleas, Los Gallardos, Turre and San intermediate. All types of music, no Juan de los Terreros. Call Julie on 697 partner required. 3 euros entry. Tel: 861 071. 627 279 584 dustyboots@mail.com Zumba - Indigo Gym, Mojácar Dance fusion, salsa, merengue, Line Dancing Beachcomber Restaurant, Mojácar. reggaeton, cumbia and more. Dance Beginners/Improvers. Mondays, 4 - yourself fit. Call Alison on 637 465487. 6pm. Contact John 666 200 579 Dance Classes at Indigo Gym Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz. Indigo Gym, Pamela’s Line Dance Club Mojácar Playa. Contact 950 475 403. Tel. Pamela: 950 398076 Nulinedance Workshops Yoga with the Twins. Tues & Fri, 7pm, La Para, Turre. Tel: 950 617 660 or Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar Contact Sharon - 950 469 122 or 617 712 036 omsharon50@gmail.com Dance Classes Ballet, Tap, Modern & Fitness. Mojacar. L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre Tel. Nicky: 667 479 903 or 950 472 Mojácar. Yoga all levels/gentle yoga. Daily classes. Tel. Parvathi: 636063560 662 Ceroc Dancing Bar Luz, Mojacar Playa, Tues 8.15pm Beginners/Improvers/Advanced all welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799

Sophia Centre Arboleas. 950 449 451 La Vida, Cucador Wed, 2.30 - 4pm. Contact Liz Hill on 667 97 94 45

Belly Dancing Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, Indigo Gym, Mojácar Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa Wed, 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. Sharon & Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 950469122 472 596 Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Oriental and Middle Eastern Tel: 686 400331 Folklore dancing classes. Mojácar Indigo Gym, Sat, 10am; Girasol, Albox Palomares, Tues, 9pm; Turre, Wed, Call 639 089 170 8.30 p.m. & Fri, 7.30 pm. Shirin, Cortijo El Saltador 607805367, gytanshark@yahoo.es Lucainena de las Torres. Mon, 5:30pm. Tel: Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence Yoga for Kids and Family dance lovers at Rumores Cafe/Bar, Contact Marcela 676 951 352 or Albox, Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499. chavezmarcela@hotmail.com Ready2Rock Rock n Roll Classes Bar Rumores, Monday, 7:30pm Basics to Advanced. Tel: 689892745 or 662607371

Gentle Yoga Class for seniors and the not so able. Every Thursday, 10.15 am at the Kimrick, Mojacar Playa. Edna Freeman, 950 469 399 (Not in July & Aug)

Julie Bruce Dance Academy Classes held in Los Gallardos in Ballet. Naked Yoga Vera Playa Tap. Disco. Cheerleading. Streetdance, All levels. Tel: 634 326 672 Musical Theatre, Zumba. Tel. Julie: 697 861071 or 950 462 215

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

Mojacar Cricket Club Welcomes new players/members. Contact: Sam 663 132 487 or Dave 950 617 606

Gymnastics Indigo Gym, Mojácar, 950 475 403

Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Contact Doreen Sands: 950 064791 or 690 00 66 81

Marina Playa Kids Football Club Sundays, 10.15am, 9-12 yr olds. Contact Dave: 670 035 632

Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Toni: 950 468 165

Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road).

Body Control Pilates. Classes or private Tel Sharon 638 487 314

Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays. Contact Keith (Badger's bar): 950 478 525 Boxers Golf Society Albox All welcome to join us as members or guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in Albox on Saturday mornings or email peterstooks@avired.com Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses twice a month. Tel. Phil Elam: 666 847 840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com

Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487

Aquaerobics Vera Beach Club indoor pool. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487

Santa Irene Sailing Club Meet Sundays at Don Tomas Bar, opposite the new marina, Garrucha, 11am. Contact John 950 475 157 or 658 548 790 or johntalliss @gmail.com www.sailrway.com

Karate Indigo Gym, Mojácar, 950 475 403

Garrucha Table Tennis Club Tel Barry on 677 174 430

Academia International de Danza Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defense, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787

Martial Arts Academy Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas. Call John Watson on 950 453 681

Marina Golf Members Club Visitors welcome any Thursday to join the Team Competition. Please ring by Wednesday to add your name. 950 162727 or 600 353 670.

Mojácar Taekwondo Club Contact Serge 646844708. Children, 48yrs Wed 4.15pm & Sat 3pm. Juniors & Adults, Mon 7pm, Wed 5.15pm & Sat 4 p m . w w w. t k d s p a i n . we b s . c o m

Valle del Este Golf Society. We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). All welcome. Contact Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090982

Body Sculpt with Julie Mon, 11am, chair or fit ball work out. La Vida, Cucador. Tues, 9:45, tone and stretch, Thurs, 10am, chair or fit ball work out, Bar Rumores, Albox. Tel 662 401 946

Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Girasol, Albox Keep Fit. Structural Fitness. Karate, Children’s Gymnastics, Music & Movement for Toddlers, Callenetics, Belly Dancing. Tel 639 089 170

Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509 19th Hole Golf Society La Vida, Cucador. Tel 609 19 94 93 Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thur s mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369

Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Step, ABS Arms & Bums, Self Defence, Circuit, Boxercise, Street Dance, Salsacise, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Meditation. Tel. 950 449 451

Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 608 250 607 - 950 59 28 77 www.tenisypadelindalo.com Tennis & Padel Tennis Sierra Club, Desert Springs. Tel: 687599115 Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 950 393 851 and 607 021 280 Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691

Fitness & Martial Arts Indigo Gym, Mojácar Various activities. Tel: 950 475 403 Low Impact Aerobics Monday, 11.15am, Turre, call Pam 639 465 631 Slimming World Wed, 10.30, Greg & Co, Turre, call Pam 639 465 631

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La Vida, Cucador Body Sculpt Tel: 662 401946. Pilates Tel: 638 487 314. Salsacise. Tel. 663 977 230 Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre. For details & times call Pam, 639 465 631 Zumba - See Dance


Your Stars You will enjoy interaction with others this month. Deception and confusion regarding your status in society is likely. Unstable relationships are likely. Take things slowly, especially for the sake of those you love. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

You may be thinking of starting your own business. Eliminate situations that are no longer to your advantage. Residential moves look hectic and sudden changes in your life are likely. You will find that social activities will lead you into passionate meetings. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

Avoid lending or borrowing. You can make alterations to your appearance that everyone will admire. You may want to take a serious look at your goals and objectives. Social activity should be on your agenda this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (Apr. 21- May 21)

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Your accomplishments could exceed your expectations if you mix a little business with pleasure. You'll be dropping friends for no apparent reason. Don't promise to deliver the goods if you aren't positive that you can meet the deadline. Opportunities for new romantic encounters will unfold through the social events you attend. Your (May 22 - June 21) luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

Drastic changes regarding your personal attitude are evident. You may have difficulties with foreigners. Sudden changes could result in estrangements. Someone you live with may cause drastic alterations in your usual routine. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

You should be getting into self-improvement projects. Lack of cash might be partly to blame for the problems at home. Travel will promote romantic connections. Attempt to face key issues with lovers or problems could escalate. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (June 22 - July 22)

Any attractions toward clients will be one sided and must be put right out of your head. Deception is evident around you. Don't overspend on entertainment, on children, or make poor investments. Try to enlist the support of your coworkers first. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Find out all you can; secret enemies may lead you astray. Be very careful while in transit or while travelling in foreign countries. You must be careful not to reveal secrets or get involved in gossip. Generosity will put you in the poorhouse. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Take time to look at any outdated papers or possible investments. You may experience financial loss if you don't use good judgment. Think about starting your own small business, Your doubt could lead to insecurity. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

You can make career changes that may put you in a much higher earning bracket. Added knowledge will give you the edge when dealing with peers. It won't take much to upset your lover. This may not be your day if you are overly melodramatic and unnerving everyone around you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

People you live with will not be terribly happy with you regardless of what you do this month. Opportunities to make advancements through good business sense are apparent. Female colleagues may be able to help you get the job done. You can make rewarding connections through the organized groups you associate with. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

Your temper could be short if someone criticizes your efforts. Your best efforts will come through making changes in your home. Involvement in groups will be favourable. Business partnerships will prove lucrative. Take time to do some writing, whether it's correspondence, poetry, or keeping a journal. Your luckiest events this month will (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) occur on a Wednesday.

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Jokes of the Month The Blonde Parachutist

Cletus and the Mo-Ped

On the first day of training for parachute jumping, a blonde listened intently to the instructor. He told them to start preparing for landing when they are at 300 feet. The blonde asked, "How am I supposed to know when I'm at 300 feet?" "That's a good question. When you get to 300 feet, you can recognize the faces of people on the ground." After pondering his answer, she asked, "What happens if there's no one there I know?”

Cletus lived in a small town with only one traffic light. He saved up his money and bought a moped. One day, Cletus was at the light waiting for it to turn green when a shiny new Corvette convertible pulled up next to him. Cletus had never seen anything like this in his life, and as the top was down, peered in. This annoys the driver of the “vette” so when the light turns green he steps on the gas, laying down rubber as he leaves the intersection. He gets up to 60mph when suddenly Cletus flies by him on his mo-ped. The driver of the “vette” says to himself, "This clown wants to race". Shifting into 4th gear he steps on the gas again. He leaves Cletus in his dust as he gets up to 100mph. Then out of nowhere he sees Cletus coming up fast in his rear view mirror. He can't believe it as Cletus flies by him again on his mo-ped. The driver shifts into 6th gear and floors it. He passes Cletus and gets up to 150mph! Once again, Cletus passes him like he's standing still. Shocked, the driver pulls over to the side of the road and hears gravel flying and brakes squealing as Cletus pulls up next to him. The driver says, “Good race, what sort of engine have you got in that thing?” Puzzled, Cletus replied, "Race? I was just trying to get my braces off of your side-view mirror."

Hearing Problems An elderly man went to his doctor for his check-up. As he was leaving he asked the doctor if he could recommend a specialist for his wife. "What's wrong with her?" asked the doctor. The old man explained that her hearing was getting so bad that it was almost embarrassing. The doctor said he knew of several specialists that could help but he wanted the old man to do a little test. The doctor said, "When you get home, make sure your wife's back is turned to you and ask her a question. If she doesn't respond, walk closer and ask her again. Keep doing this until she answers and let me know the results". That night when the old man opened the door of his home he could see his wife in the kitchen preparing dinner. She was at the worktop with her back to the door. "What's for dinner?" the old man asked. His wife did not respond so he walks to the doorway of the kitchen and asked the question again. Still, he was greeted with silence. This time he walks up just behind her and asks once again, "What's for dinner?" His wife spins around a bit agitated and says, "For the third time, Fried Chicken, you jerk!!"

Not Good A man came to work on Monday morning with two black eyes. His boss asked what happened. The man replied, “On Sunday, I was sitting behind a big woman at church. When we stood up to sing hymns, I noticed that her dress was caught between the cheeks of her bottom. So I was trying to be nice and I pulled it out for her. Then, she turned around and punched me in the eye.” The boss asked, “Okay, so where did you get the other shiner?” “Well,” the man said, “I figured that if she didn’t want it pulled out, I should push it back in!”

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...and next... The Kitten An art connoisseur passed a little grocery in New York when he noticed a kitten on the front step lapping up some milk in a bowl. The cat was mangy with one ear half gone and clumps of fur missing. What really caught the man’s eye was the bowl the kitten was drinking from. It was a rare antique worth thousands. He walks in the store and offers $20 for the cat. "He's not for sale," says the store owner. "That's ridiculous!" says the collector. "He is one of the ugliest cats I've seen. He must be for sale. I'll give you $100 for him." The store owner thought for a second and said, "It's a deal." The connoisseur hands the store owner the money, which he quickly pockets, and as he starts out of the store asks, "For that price I'm sure you won’t mind selling that old bowl with him". The store owner says, "No way. That's my lucky bowl. From that bowl I've sold 26 cats this week!"

Relationships A guy came into a bar one day and said to the bartender, “Give me six double vodkas, in one glass.” The barman says, “Wow! You must have had a very bad day.” “Yes, I’ve just found out my older brother is gay.” The next day the same guy came into the bar and asked for the same drinks. When the bartender asked what the problem was today the answer came back, “I’ve just found out that my younger brother is gay too!” On the third day the guy came into the bar and ordered another six double vodkas. The bartender said, “What the hell? Doesn’t anybody in your family like women?” “Yes,” was the reply,”My wife”.

Nationality A man is out walking in New York City when he sees a little girl being chased by a fierce dog. He fights off the dog by hitting the dog’s head with a stick. The dog limped away, and he has saved the girl’s life. The girl’s mother rushes over to him: “Thank you so much for saving my little girl. You are a true hero. Tomorrow all the newspapers will have headlines about ‘Brave New Yorker Saves the Life of Young Girl’”. “But I’m not a New Yorker,” the man says. “Oh, then it will say in all the newspapers Brave American Saves Life of Young Girl,” says the mother. “But I’m not an American either,” the man says. “So, what are you then?” asks the mother. “I’m an Iranian,” the man replied politely. The next day he sees the newspaper headlines: “Islamic Extremist Kills American Dog.”

Hiring an Accountant A business owner tells her friend that she is desperately searching for an accountant. Her friend asks, "Didn't your company hire an accountant a short while ago?" The business owner replies, "That's the accountant I'm searching for."

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The Almeria Focus - November 2012  

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

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