The Almeria Focus – November 2021

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

Contents Really Good COVID-19 News ............................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 La Palma Volcano ..................................................................32 A Controversial Proposed Rental Law ...........................36 So Now You Know ............................................................................38 Comprehensive Vehicle Insurance .........................................40 Very Unforeseen Electricity Prices .................................42 Useful Numbers .....................................................................44 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................46 Community News ..............................................................................81 What’s On ...........................................................................................84 Activities, Clubs and Associations .......................................87 Your Stars …..........…...………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ….....……………............................................92 Coffee Break ………………...…….............................................…94 For general or advertising enquiries, call or WhatsApp Clare on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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Really Good COVID-19 News

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ortunately, COVID-19 figures in Spain as a whole, in Andalucía and our province, continue to be much better news. Infection rates, deaths and numbers per 100,000 are still falling, and less than 2% of beds in Spanish hospitals relate to COVID-19 patients and only 5% in intensive care wards. In an ‘In the News’ item we contrast these with the steep rise in the UK that seems to be getting worse every day. Current thinking in Spain is that wearing a mask in inside locations will continue until Spring next year. Vaccination figures are excellent and we have the latest figures in our ‘In the News’ items, including mentioning a video that went viral. The staff at the large vaccination centre in Almería city were jumping in the air and singing on October 8th. They had reached the milestone of 90.5% of all people over the age of 12 being fully vaccinated, which is 78% of the total population. In Andalucía there are 3 million children between the ages of 5-11, and to have 90% of the whole population in Spain being fully vaccinated, this age group has to be included. Health authorities are waiting for the approval of the reduced-dose Pfizer vaccine from the European Medical Agency, and it is hoped that this will be given before the end of November. The 2021 anti-flu vaccination campaign started on October 14th, primarily intended for those aged 65 and above and other categories. As was the case last year, family members living with a person over the age of 65 will be encouraged to have the vaccination. Persons over the age of 70 who had their complete COVID-19 doses six months ago are being given the COVID-19 booster jab at the same time as the anti-flu jab. This will then come down to all people over the age of 65 who have had both doses. Electricity prices are still extremely high for the 11 million people on the variable-hour tariff, and we explain in an article how the new ‘High, medium and low’ price periods have almost no difference

in cost. The aim that the cost overnight and all weekend is the lowest, is no longer true most of the time. The Spanish Minister for the Ecological Transition had been hoping that the EU would come up with a solution, but this was not the case. During December the EU will look at the situation again and decide on any action.

The cost of petrol and diesel is the highest for seven years, and it is calculated that for the average motorist it costs an extra 15-19 euros to fill up than it did this time last year. The price of a bottle of gas has also gone up by 14%, the highest since January 2015. Food prices have gone up and the representative basket of products that is used as a reference price has gone up 7.1% since the same period in 2020. All these increases in price have forced the cost of living up by 4%, the highest rise since 2008. Theatres and concert halls are getting back to normal and in our ‘What’s On’ section we list the events that we think may be of interest. After November 1st there are no national “red” fiesta dates when everything closes down, but December 6th is a national fiesta to celebrate the signing of the Spanish Constitution in 1978. December 8th is another national fiesta in honour of the religious Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

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In the News Some Better Energy News!

proposals depending on the actual speed limits. A new proposed regulation that is not included in the ones passed in parliament relates to cyclists and vehicle drivers. At present, vehicles have to leave a gap of 1.5m between them and the cyclist, and a vehicle can have their offside wheels over a solid white line if this is necessary. The new proposal is that the distance will be increased to 2m, and if this means that a vehicle completely crosses a solid white line into the other carriageway this is legal, providing of course there is no danger to oncoming traffic. The regulations passed in parliament in congress will be quickly ratified by the senate and shortly become law.

In 2011, the 210km of a 48 inch gas pipeline from Algeria to Almeria port became operational, but as we mentioned in our September magazine, a fire had reduced the output to 25%. This has now been repaired and it has been agreed that the supply will be increased. José Manuel Albares, the Spanish Minister for External Affairs, along with the CEOs of the Spanish gas companies Naturgy and Engás, held meetings in Algeria, and the authorities have made the promise that they will supply most of the amount of natural gas that Spain needs. They have agreed to increase the annual amount from 8 billion m3 to 10 billion m3. The present amount that Algeria supplies is 47% of the total needed in Spain so this The Spanish Emma Raducanu will increase to nearly 60%. The world was transfixed when at the age of 18, Emma Raducanu won the US open. At the Indiana New Traffic Laws The ‘DGT’ (Spanish traffic authority) make Wells tournament she was knocked out in the first recommendations regarding new or amended round, but the young Spanish player Paula Badosa, regulations that are invariably “rubber stamped” in aged 23, went on to win this one on October 17th. parliament and become law. At the end of September, Born in the US to Spanish parents, she returned to the latest proposals were passed, except for one. Spain as a child and has become the first Spanish The penalty for holding and using a mobile phone woman to win this tournament. She wore exactly whilst driving has been increased from 3 to 6 points, the same sponsorship red top and blue shorts as but it stays at 3 points if a driver is using a finger Emma, and TV viewers could have been forgiven if with a mobile phone in a support or bracket which they initially thought this was a replay of the US is still illegal. Hands free phones are completely legal. open. The DGT state that 31% of all fatalities in accidents in 2020 related to using a mobile phone. Points lost for not using a seat belt or child restraint has gone up from 3 points to 4. A new amendment that has been incorporated into the traffic laws is that people using personal mobility devices such as electric scooters, but not mobility scooters, have to wear a helmet. Deaths and serious accidents are increasing as the number of people using electric scooters or similar devices has gone up dramatically. At present, a driver can increase their speed by up to 20k/h above the speed limit whilst overtaking, but the DGT wanted this additional speed limit to be scrapped. In parliament, after a lot of debate this was not approved. Various political parties consider that the 20k/h additional speed can help traffic flow and reduce overtaking time, and they were not convinced that this caused considerably more accidents. The DGT will think again, and may come up with alternative

UK & Spain COVID-19 Figures There has been some startling difference in COVID19 figures between the UK and Spain, even allowing that the UK population is 67 million and in Spain it is 46.8 million, so a difference of 43%. In the UK on October 1st there were 33,700 new cases and 3,213 in Spain. In Andalucía the number was 199 with 22 in our province. In Spain overall, cases per 100,000 had gone down to 51, but in Almería province it was the highest number in Andalucía with 88 per 100,000, well above the average although they were coming down, and the Almería health district had the highest numbers. Overall, in Andalucía as a whole, it was 43 cases per 100,000. In the UK there were 33 deaths with 778 in the previous seven days, whilst in Spain it was 39 with 112 deaths in the previous seven days, and there had been no deaths in our province for 12 days. On October 1st total deaths from day one

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In the News in the UK were 137,000, in Spain it was 87,000 and in Almería province it was 923, with 33 people in hospital and 17 in intensive care. COVID-19 patients in hospitals throughout Spain only made up an average of 1.95% of the total number, and in intensive care wards only 5% of beds were occupied, as opposed to 20% in the UK. On October 20th there was a further rise to 49,156 new cases in the UK in the previous 24hrs with 45 deaths and 446 cases per 100,000. In Spain there were 1,889 new cases with 22 deaths and cases per 100,000 had gone down to 42. In Almería province cases per 100,000 had dropped to 52.

Booster COVID-19 & Flu Vaccinations In early October, after the European Medical Agency approved a third COVID-19 booster dose, the Junta de Andalucía announced that the booster would be given at the same time as the anti-flu vaccinations that started from October 18th for people over the age of 70 who had their second (or Janssen) COVID -19 vaccination a minimum of six months before; so from April 18th. This will be followed by people over the age of 65. The booster vaccine is a special Pfizer or Moderna one, even if the previous vaccinations have been the AstraZenica one. The Junta de Andalucía have purchased 1.9 million doses of the flu vaccine for people aged over 65 in general and other categories. If a person waits until they can have their COVID-19 booster jab and the flu vaccine the same day, this means there only needs to be one visit. Both vaccinations will be given at health centres and appointments can be obtained by visiting your health centre, or through ‘Salud Responde’ that can be contacted 24/7 via telephone number 955 546 050, the app Salud Andalucía, or ClicSalud+ on the web. The Junta de Andalucía are intending to vaccinate all children from age 5-11, once the European Medical Agency gives the EU gives the green light. This special Pfizer vaccine has a considerably lower strength and volume compared to the normal one, and pilot tests prove that it is very effective in this age group.

the province, as of December 31st, 2020, compared to the numbers from 2012. The overall numbers are almost identical with 154,600 in 2020 compared to 154,400 but there has been a dramatic decrease in Europeans, a very substantial rise in Africans and a small increase in Asians. The total number of Europeans has fallen by 27% down to 58,800 compared to 80,600, and EU nationalities have fallen by 29% to 53,100 compared to 75,300. There are almost 50% less Germans, 28% less French, 33% less Rumanians and 40% less Brits from 22,300 in 2012 down to 16,000. The figures for Brits are partly put down to the poor pound/euro rate, with many pensioners consequently going back to the UK. Nevertheless, in Andalucía as a whole the number of Brits in Almería province is the highest number after Málaga. The number of Africans has gone up 55% from 55,600 to 77,837, and there has been a 67% increase in Moroccan residents who mostly work in the Poniente area of El Ejido and Vicar in agriculture. At the other end of the scale there were 3 Maltese here in 2012 that has risen to 6, but the 2 people from Chipre are no longer here!

A Shortage of Flights

Authorities in Almería city who make up representatives from the commerce and tourist sectors are complaining that Iberia have cut their outgoing and return flights from Almería to Madrid. If a person intends to fly to Madrid the only flights are at 13.40pm and 21.30pm. Coming back, the latest flight leaves at 3pm as the 9pm one has been cancelled. This means an overnight stay in Madrid for people who need more time there, or more time in Almería. Another complaint is that the cheapest return ticket costs about 280 euros. Iberia (Air Nostrum) is the only company that has flights from Almería to Madrid and back, and a spokesperson from the airline has stated that at present there is not sufficient demand, passenger numbers before the pandemic were much higher, and the airline is still trying to return to normal. ‘FACUA’ the official consumer organisation in Spain has had complaints that on some flights the airline has sold more tickets Nationalities in Almería Province than they have seats, which happened on September The Spanish Institute of Statistics has published 30th at both Almería and Madrid. In one case, when figures relating to the numbers of non-Spanish in people were stranded in Madrid, Iberia gave the

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In the News passengers a voucher for 250 euros and a night in a hotel. However, these passengers had to sign a document stating that they would not pursue any further action against the airline, that FACUA state is a very “dubious” practice and reduces people’s rights that are set out in Article 261 of the EU Airline Protocol.

Almeria City Vaccination Team Celebration On Friday, October 8th a video went viral showing the 12 members of the vaccination team at the Mediterranean Games Stadium in Almería city, waving their hands in the air and singing. They held up a placard that read “90.5%”. This was because the complete vaccinations for all people over the age of 12 in Almería province had reached this milestone number that was 78.3% of the total population. A spokesperson for the Health Authority stated that over 99% of people over the age of 65 were completely vaccinated and 85% of people below the age of 40, but in this age group many people were waiting for their second jab. In the 280 days of intense vaccinations since December 27th a total of 570,278 people had been given at least one vaccination.

A Transplant “Thank You” In early October, Manual Vida, Director General of the Torrecárdenas hospital in Almería city, issued a short press release. He stated that he wanted to give a huge “thank you” to a family who had agreed to organ transplants of the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and corneas after a family member died. He said that there were no words to express their gratitude during the very difficult and sad time that the family were experiencing. Manual Vida also thanked the transplant co-ordinator Francisco Guerrero and the staff of the intensive care unit. In certain circumstances, when a person dies in a hospital the transplant co-ordinator will tactfully talk with the family to see if they are agreeable to organs being transplanted, or when the person who died carries a donor card. Francisco Guerrero stated that he was always extremely grateful for the large numbers of family members who could save the lives of other people on transplant lists and readily agreed to do this. Applications for organ donor cards can be made at any health centre.

More ‘AVE’ News During September, the Almería Chamber of Commerce organised a large protest meeting in Almería city to complain about the lack of progress in the work in Almería province on the ‘AVE’ (High speed train) that comes from the French border through Murcia to Almería city. Work has stopped on the 25km Níjar to Río Andarax section that includes a 900m tunnel and 1,400m of viaducts. The company carrying out the work asked for a 20% increase in the contract price, and negotiations with ADIF (the Spanish rail company) broke down. Exactly the same thing has happened on the 25km section from Pulpí to Vera. ADIF state that there are usually slight increases in cost as the work progresses, which are dealt with, but a rise of 20% in both cases is completely unjustified. Putting the remaining work out to tender again, with companies putting in their bids before the work can be started with new contracts, will take from 18-24 months. In the 2021 budget, 400 million euros was earmarked for work on the AVE in Almería province, but only 41 million has been used up. In the 2022 budget 100 million euros has been allocated for work in Murcia from Lorca to Pulpí, with promises that the work will start “soon”, and 251 million euros is for work in Almería province. The ‘Mesa del Tren’ is a rail pressure group trying to keep the projects in Almería province flowing, and they state that the amount of money is substantial, but if contractors can’t re-start, or new companies start working, the date of 2026

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In the News when trains are supposed to arrive in Almería city be given 250 euros a month to enable them to rent is just another pipe dream in the long-running saga. a property. Another proposal is that any young person who becomes 18 in 2022 (about 456,000) The Mojácar Urban Plan will be given 400 euros. This has to be spent on Each municipality periodically publishes a culture such as buying books, going to concerts, comprehensive urban plan document, known as the the theatre, dance, cinema, art galleries and other ‘PGOU’. These deal with urban development, the activities possibly including purchasing video games. provision of services and infrastructure. They usually When the grant was announced there was an take a very long time to be compiled, approved and immediate outcry. Bullfights were included as they put in motion, as in Almería province they have to are considered to be part of the Spanish “cultural comply with legislation in force from the planning heritage”. Opponents of bullfighting protested department of the Junta de Andalucía who either vigorously, and they were quickly removed from the approve the plan or send it back for modifications. approved activities! It is not clear yet how the 400 On October 13th, the initial PGOU document was euros will be advanced and whether there will be a passed at a special council meeting in Mojácar. The system of vouchers, free tickets, or access via apps. new beach-road bypass is included, with the feeder Critics say that with so many young people aged 18 roads that come off it to give access to urban areas who will be unable to find work in 2022, a straight and the beach. Interested parties, including the 400 euros grant with no conditions is the right thing general public, have a period of 45 days to go to the to do, rather than buying books! There is a similar town hall, look at the plan and put forward any system in France and Italy. objections. The plans can also be seen at The Lava on La Palma www.mojacar.es under Urbanismo. The Canary Islands Government has pointed out that La Palma Uninsured Houses lava from a volcano becomes part of the natural In an article we comment on the volcanic eruption landscape, is protected by law, and ownership is in in La Palma and the destruction of houses, businesses the public domain belonging to the authorities. and banana plantations. We highlight the insurance Private ownership of land under the lava ceases, so consortium that pays out following major disasters, persons who have land under the lava cannot try to assuming normal insurance is in force. From figures build on it. In the case of La Palma, the lava measures obtained so far, it appears that almost 50% of houses over 15m at the highest point. Experts state that are uninsured, so the consortium will not pay out, when the lava flow has finally finished a decision will but by the middle of October they had settled claims have to be taken to determine if it can be removed that came to 4.1 million euros. It seems likely that to restore some of the 66km or more of roads that non-insured house owners will receive compensation are covered over. from the 214 million euros grants that central government are providing, or from the 40 million Still Soaring Energy Costs euros promised by the government of the Canary Since our July magazine we have been reporting the Islands. Not having any property insurance is a very steep rise in the cost of electricity that applies to bad idea in general, and in La Palma in particular, 11 million consumers in Spain on the ‘PVPC’ variable taking into account that the volcano erupted in 1949 tariff. In September we commented on the increase and 1971. in the cost of 1 Mw/h (1 million watts for one hour) that reached 188 euros on September 17th A 400 Euros Culture Gift compared to 55,5 euros on the same day last year. Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish Prime Minister, is Prices continued to skyrocket and in early October attempting to get his 2022 budget passed in they reached the dizzy height of 288,3 euros, and parliament with measures for young people. In an each day was a record high. The price went down article, we explain that young people aged 18-35 will to another record high of 174,64 euros for a Sunday

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Torrecárdenas Heart Unit The Torrecárdenas hospital in Almería city has opened a unit dedicated to heart problems on their third floor. This was announced on September 29th which was “World Heart Day”. The unit combines all the investigative tools and treatments for heart disease along with wards for patients and direct access to intensive care beds. For people with minor heart problems there is a rehabilitation scheme that advises them of the benefits of exercise, improvements in diet, and giving up smoking. Emergency treatment is available 24/ 7, and the director of the unit states that there are no current treatments for heart conditions that are not there, and it has become a reference hospital.

False ‘112’ Emergency Phone Calls Police in Pechina in Almería province were contacted by a family after calls had been made to the ‘112’ emergency number and ambulances had been sent to their address, but these were all false alarms. Police established when they were made, and all of them had been from the same mobile phone number. Recordings of the conversations suggested it was the same woman. Further investigation revealed that there had been a total of 24 calls from her mobile phone that were all false alarms. The woman aged 70 was arrested and a police spokesperson stated that making false calls to the emergency services was a criminal offence that could lead to a prison term of 3 to 12 months, and daily fines from 3 to 18 months.

two years, and annual tests when the car is 10 years old. There are different time periods for vans. The fine for not having an ITV is 200 euros but there is no loss of points, as there is no one person who could lose points if a vehicle is company owned. The 200 euros fine comes down to 100 euros if paid within 20 days, so many drivers risk being fined. There are much stricter fines if a vehicle has been deemed to have serious defects at the ITV test, and is still being used on the road. In an article regarding comprehensive insurance, we point out that if a serious accident takes place, that can be traced to an ITV test not having been done that would have shown up a very serious defect, an insurance company may decline to pay out. To try and compel all drivers to have a current ITV, a new proposal is that to obtain or renew an insurance policy the company has to be shown the current ITV certificate. This proposal is seen as a very good way of ensuring that drivers have to have the periodic tests. Not having insurance is a much more serious offence with a fine from 6003,000 euros. Traffic police can immobilise a vehicle, so it has to be taken away on a ‘grua’, and they have the power to permanently seize a vehicle if they choose to do this, as is done in the UK. There is no loss of points as this is an administrative offence, not a road safety offence, but in an accident with no insurance where there is serious injury or death, a driver can be liable to very substantial amounts of money in compensation.

Garlands for Almería City and Mojácar

The organisation ‘Ecovidrio’ that promotes and administers the collection of glass to be recycled has awarded Almería city and Mojácar a “Green flag”, in recognition of the amount of glass that has been collected in Almería province, and this is considered a prestigious award. It has only been given to 125 municipalities throughout Spain in the latest award scheme that consists of points being given and added up. The company stated that the amount of glass collected showed the willingness of the town halls to promote recycling and the response from individuals, restaurants, bars and hotels. In Mojácar this July and Tightening Passing ITV Tests Vehicles in Spain have to have periodic ITV (MOT) August 69,231kg of glass was collected, which is 31% tests and in the case of a car these start when the more than the same period in 2020, although of vehicle is four years old, with further tests every course this was during the pandemic.

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In the News Vaccinations Save Lives The Health Department of the Junta de Andalucía (the governing body for Almería province) have announced that vaccinations against COVID-19 have saved the lives of 4,850-5,000 people. It was stressed that this was statistically proven from all the figures.

Wearing Masks The Spanish Health Authority has suggested that wearing masks in indoor spaces will “probably” continue until spring, or certainly until the flu period is over. It was pointed out that wearing masks had a dramatic effect on the number of people who had the flu last year, and if people (particularly the elderly) wanted to continue to wear masks in public spaces, they should. Currently, wearing masks and social distancing is still the norm in schools. In midOctober, with no sign of a drop in COVID-19 infections in the UK, it was announced that there was a “Plan B”. This is making mask wearing compulsory and working from home!

accrued in the UK is calculated as the number of years pro-rata, and the contributions in Spain are similarly calculated, with pension payments from both countries. Pensioners in Spain receive 14 “monthly” payments per year, with an additional month in June intended for a summer holiday with another payment for Christmas. Spain has reintroduced a rise in retirement pensions each year according to the ‘IPC’ (cost of living index). Every December, the increase in the cost of living will be calculated from the end of December the previous year up to November 30th. In October, when inflation hit 4% it was expected that inflation in 2021 was probably 2.3%, but this depends on what happens in November. This increase becomes the extra amount starting on January 1st. Supposing the cost of living goes down to a negative amount, the pension amount will not be changed in the following year.

Pension Changes For 2022 In common with many countries, paying state pensions in Spain, as the number of pensioners increase, is more costly each year. The pension age this year is age 66 and it will go up by two months every year to be age 67 in 2027. To obtain a full pension a person has to have paid social security contributions for a minimum of 38 years and six months. Retiring early by choice is possible, but there are now harsher penalties for doing this. For every three months early, a person will lose 2% of their pension amount, so if you retire two years early you lose 16% for the rest of your pension life! Alternatively, if a person keeps working, they can clock up an extra 4% per year and this can be taken as extra pension or a lump sum on retirement. To obtain a 50% pension a person has to have clocked up 15 years of social security payments, with two or more years in the 15-year period before they retire. This then goes up by 3% per extra year worked, so for 20 years of paying in the percentage of a full pension rises to 65%. If a person has worked in Spain and not clocked up the 15 years, but has substantial payments made in other countries such as the UK, this is taken into account. The pension amount

Controlling the Number of Vaccines With the high number of people vaccinated in Spain, there has to be a strict control of vaccines to ensure they are not unfrozen too early and reach their expiry date when refrigerated at the temperature of 2-8 degrees centigrade. This was highlighted when the heath authorities in Barcelona unfroze 69,000 more vaccines than they needed, due to an administrative error, and they were refrigerated for more than the 30-day limit. The Pfizer company were asked if it was still possible to use the vaccines, but the company replied that

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Caught After Ordering Kebabs As we have mentioned before, in major criminal investigations in Spain, a judge is appointed who oversees the investigation, approves surveillance, phone tapping, raids, arrests, and the seizing of items, vehicles and money. There is often a complete blackout of any information being released to the public whilst follow up investigations proceed. At the end of September details of investigations from early 2020 were published in the Spanish daily newspaper ‘El País’ revealing that in April, one of the most sought-after ISIS / DAESH terrorists was located and arrested in Almería city. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary aged 31, known as “Lyricist Jinn” and “L Jinn” because he was a rapper, was born in Egypt and had been stripped of his British nationality following several atrocities including the decapitation of a prisoner in 2014 that was shown in a video. It was known that he had travelled to Syria in 2013. Investigations in 2020 concluded that he was in the company of another terrorist known as Abderrezak Seddiki who organised logistics such as renting living accommodation and premises, and obtaining false documents and credit cards. A third terrorist, ‘Chollouah’, was known to be extremely dangerous and skilled in martial arts and acted as a bodyguard. Police intelligence was that they had arrived in southern Spain by boat from Algeria on April 14th and were probably staying in Almería city. Seddiki’s Facebook profile in a false name was known to police that led to his

mobile phone number, and police discovered that he was ordering food via Uber Eats. Tracking the food orders revealed that three apartments very close together in Almería city had been rented through Airbnb. Following surveillance when kebabs had been ordered on April 18th to be delivered to two of the apartments, police observed that Abderrezak Seddiki was in one of them and AbdelMajed Abdel Bary was in the other one. The judge had issued search and arrest warrants and all three men were arrested after co-ordinated raids in the early hours of April 20th. Police seized documents, a computer, USB sticks, various mobile phones and a large amount of money. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary was remanded in custody along with the other two terrorists and he has been held in a high security prison in Madrid since his arrest. Following investigations revealed locations where terrorist attacks were being planned throughout Europe with other members of ISIS, who were then arrested in co-ordinated action between antiterrorist police in various countries. It was believed that all three were intending to travel to France using false passports to join ISIS cells there. Sympathisers in Almería city, who had provided the brand-new computer, USB sticks and the mobile phones when they arrived, were also located and arrested. It was revealed that the terrorists had travelled through Turkey and then Algeria, before setting off for Spain.

Good Recovery Figures At the end of September there were 3.2 million people in Spain who were unemployed, but this was 76,000 less than in August, with reduced numbers for the last six months. In Almería province the numbers fell by 2.6% down to 62,600 which is 17% less than in September 2020, with a fall in numbers for the previous four months. People who reduced the number were mostly employed in agriculture and the services sector. The Spanish Social Security Department numbers for people paying in from employment went up by 57,000 to a total of 19.5 million that is the same as in July 2019, well before the pandemic. 54% are males, and the 46% who are women had increased in numbers every month since July. The number of

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In the News age of 37 only a few years ago, with men averaging age 42 and women age 37. In 2008 the average age for people getting married was only 32, with women averaging out at age 30, and men at age 34. During 2020 there were only 1,185 marriages in our province compared to the previous average of 2,400. Throughout Spain, in the first six months of 2020 there were only 28,000 marriages, 61% down on the same period in 2019 when there were 72,000 which has been approximately the same number since 2013. Apart from the pandemic, the economic situation has had an impact and people who lost their jobs, or were on temporary work contracts decided to wait. The lockdown from Marriages & Divorces in Almería Province March to July greatly reduced the numbers and in Figures from the Spanish Registry records in Almería April 2020 in our province, there were only 286 province for 2020 show that the province has the marriages. Many couples postponed getting married third highest age group of people in Spain when when they couldn’t have family and friends there. they get married, after Málaga and Barcelona. The The average age when couples divorced in 2020 average age for people getting married in Almería was age 46, and the pandemic has had no effect province is now age 40, compared to an average on this, as this is the average age since 2008. people having 75-80% of their wages paid by the government through the ‘ERTE’ scheme as they had no work, or only part time work, went down to 239,000 as opposed to the 3.5 million at the height of the pandemic. In August, 7,000 selfemployed persons went into ‘baja’ so they stopped paying into the Social Security scheme (mostly in the hospitality and tourist sector) but by the end of September another 4,300 people were paying in, making the total number of self-employed persons in Spain up to 3.3 million. Self-employed persons can go into ‘baja’ temporarily, if they wish to do this.

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atural disasters, such as severe flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes and forest fires often cause very major damage. Following most of these, rebuilding of property and infrastructure can take place on the existing land, but volcanoes are in a special category. Lava flow not only destroys everything in its path, but the land is covered as well that can never be reclaimed. This is the major problem following the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma beginning on September 19th.

or friends. Only a small number were sent to hotels, and 250 people needing special medical treatment went to care homes. Many people that were speedily evacuated had no time to leave with anything except very essential items, although some were later given a 45min slot to collect belongings. A large sports centre dispensed donated clothes, food and bedding. Many people were told to stay indoors because of the air quality.

La Palma is the most north-westerly island of the Canary Islands with an area of 708 square kilometres (273 sq. miles). Like the other islands it is a volcanic ocean island that rises almost 7 km (4 miles) above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The total population as of January 1st this year was 85,840, of which 15,716 live in the capital Santa Cruz, and 20,467 near to where the volcano erupted which is still very active. La Palma does not rely on tourism; the main motor of the economy is the growing of bananas carried out by 5,300 growers that makes up 50% of the Gross National Product, employing 30% of the island population and feeding 10,000 families. 32% of bananas from the Canary Islands come from La Palma, and many of the plantations were covered in lava or badly damaged by volcanic ash, or without water. Two portable desalination units have been taken there and a tanker ship provides domestic water. EU money has been promised, but there is the problem of obtaining alternative land for banana plantations that have been destroyed. On October 20th the European Copernicus satellite measured the area covered by the lava to be 866 hectares (just over 3.3 sq. miles). Over 2,200 properties had been destroyed including houses, most of an industrial estate, three schools, a church and a petrol station. Two lava tongues had reached the sea which can lead to explosions and toxic gases. The majority of the inhabitants have lived there all their lives, along with family members, owning properties. The vast majority of the 7,000 people evacuated moved into homes owned by relatives

The Canary Islands government are buying 257 new homes that are on the point of being finished, and 150 scheduled to be completed before the end of the year, or early 2022. Banks which have repossessed properties were asked to make these available. The Spanish government declared La Palma an official “catastrophe area” that enabled the quick release of 10 million euros, followed by recovery and expansion grants of 206 million euros. As a temporary measure, if necessary, it is intended to erect prefabricated houses. Spain is unique in that there is a public body ‘El Consorcio de Seguros’ which provides insurance cover for natural disasters that include serious flooding (the 2012 Pueblo Laguna flooding), earthquakes (Lorca in 2011), hurricane damage and volcanic eruptions, that are not covered in standard insurance policies. They will pay compensation providing people have property, business and vehicle insurance, and by October 20th they had paid out 4.7 million euros. A small surcharge of 2-3% on all insurance premiums in Spain funds the consortium.

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A Controversial Proposed Rental Law

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he PSOE socialist government led by Pedro Sánchez, the Prime Minister, does not have a majority in parliament and joined forces with the left-wing UD (Unidos Podemos) party. To pass the 2022 budget, the PSOE have had to agree to wide ranging proposals from the UD regarding rented properties. The major proposal relates to companies with more than 10 properties, rented out in “tension” areas where the cost of renting is too much for young people. The ‘catastral’ register, that ties properties to owners, shows 270,000 private individuals or corporate entities in Spain that own more than 10 properties, but not necessarily all dwellings. There are 26,500 in Madrid, 25,500 in Barcelona and 16,000 in Valencia. In coastal areas, Alicante has 13,000 and Málaga has 8,000. In Madrid, 1,700 owners have more than 50 properties, with another 1,600 in Barcelona and 760 in Valencia. The proposal is that many rental contracts in areas of “tension” will be amended below a monetary cap. As yet, the details of how the capped amount will be calculated have not been revealed, but one hint is that this will apply when the rent is more than 30% of the average earnings amount in the area, or has gone up 5% more than the cost-of-living increase since 2016. The government suggests that there are 150,000 properties throughout Spain that will be affected. This does not apply to a private individual who rents out more than 10 properties, only companies. Persons aged 18-35 with low incomes will be given a grant of 250 euros a month for two years to enable them to rent. Their income has to be less than three times an index of employment income known as ‘IPREM’, so persons earning less than 23,700 euros per annum. The Spanish tax authority, the ‘Hacienda’, calculate that there are approximately 5 million people in the age group 18-35 who earn less than twice the minimum wage, which is now 1,126 euros a month, so 13,500

euros per annum. Even with the extra 3,000 euros a year, 30% is not enough to find a rental property, unless a couple or friends rent a property together. To encourage individuals to rent out properties in the areas of tension, the proposals are that there will be a relief from income tax of up to 90% if the owner reduces the existing rent by more than 5%. There is already a 50% reduction in tax that will increase to 60% if the rental property has been recently renovated, and 70% if the renter is aged 18-35.

Another proposal is that if a company or individual has four or more properties, and some are vacant, they will have to pay more ‘IBI’ (council tax). This will not apply to a second home, or one on the market to be sold or rented without any buyer / renter. The suggestion is that the amount might increase by 150%. This idea is fraught with difficulties as it will have to be town halls who make the surcharge and there will have to be a legal definition as to what constitutes a vacant property. Pedro Sánchez hopes that the proposed law will help him to obtain the conditional EU grants. The PP political party in opposition is totally against this, and in the PP-run autonomous communities such as Andalucía, they intend to completely reject them. They state that these changes are not needed, will not be made, and would ultimately push rents up as the pool of rental properties decreases!

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So Now You Know... Recipes for Bad Breath Despite building the pyramids and producing sheets of papyrus, dental hygiene eluded the Egyptians and they had tooth decay with bad breath caused by rotting bacteria. To overcome this, they developed the first lozenges to combat bad breath with a variety of ingredients including frankincense and cinnamon that was then boiled in honey and shaped into tablets. In the 16th century, the Eber Payrus document listed a number of ingredients to make “kyphi”, the Greek translation of the Egyptian word for incense. This was used in religious ceremonies, but for combating bad breath the recipes included wine, honey and raisins. Plastic An alternative substance was needed to protect wildlife by reducing the need for using large quantities of animal products such as tortoiseshell, tusks and horns as this involved the wholesale slaughter of animals. In 1869, John Hyatt was asked by a manufacturer to find a substitute for ivory billiard balls. He found that combining cellulose (from cotton fibre) with camphor produced a substance which was flexible, strong and could be moulded. He called it “Celluloid”. In 1907 Leo Baekeland developed “Bakelite,” the first fully synthetic plastic that could withstand extremely high temperatures without melting. The Odometer An early odometer is stated to have been invented by an ancient Roman named Vitruvius. Mainly remembered as an architect, he came up with the idea for what he called a “hodometer”, from the Greek words for “way” and “measure.” He described how a wheel with 400 teeth could be turned by a single-toothed gear attached to the main wheel of a chariot. After every complete revolution, a person dropped a stone into a box which recorded the distance travelled as being a Roman mile. Some archaeologists maintain that such a design would have been impossible in practice as the Romans had a limited experience in metalworking.

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The Danger of Stairs Using stairs is a normal part of our daily routine that we don’t really think about as having a high fatality rate. However, multiple studies conducted around the world have shown that stairs are deadlier than we give them credit for. In the UK, around 1,000 people die from falling down stairs every year, and not just the elderly. A study in India found out that most people who died from falls on stairs were in the 31–40 age group, followed by 21–30. In contrast, US statistics show that on average, only 27 people die every year whilst using lifts, although many people use stairs because they think that lifts are whole lot scarier. Safety Glass The main disadvantage of glass was that it broke into jagged and dangerous pieces that could cause injury. French chemist Edouard Benedictus knocked a glass beaker onto the ground in 1903 that did not break into jagged pieces as it contained cellulose nitrate which had left a film inside the glass. He had accidentally created safety glass. Plastic-coated glass was further developed during the early 1900s and was first used for the lenses in gas masks during World War I. Various forms of safety glass have been developed since, and today, safety glass is mandatory in cars, windows in some buildings, and cookware items. Popcorn Archaeologists believe that popcorn was actually the first form of cultivated corn used by the Anasazi tribe around 350 B.C. It seems to have been used as a process to select the best seeds for healthy future crops. When Columbus first interacted with the Arawak tribe, he was given popcorn which was a key component in the foundation of their empire and played a large role in Aztec culture. It was often made into necklaces or headdresses, and used to decorate religious sculptures. One Aztec ritual involved throwing a whole ear of un-popped popcorn into a fire as a sacrifice to the gods. The kernels which came out were called “hailstones.”

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Comprehensive Vehicle Insurance

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and an ITV test would have revealed this. In this case, the insurance company may rule that the vehicle was seriously defective, or unroadworthy, so is not covered.

n Spain there are 24.5 million vehicles with insurance and 30% have “comprehensive” cover, also known as “all risks”. For these 30% there are some situations where the insurance company will not pay out. Some are obvious, but others are not. If a driver causes an accident and is found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs any insurance cover is invalid, and also if a driver has lost their licence but continues to drive. This can have very serious consequences if there is injury or death as this will not be covered either. Insurance companies are unlikely to pay out if, at the time of an accident, there are more than the legal number of passengers. This will normally be five people including the driver, who all have seat belts, or up to seven in larger vehicles. Insurance premiums have to be paid on time, or within a certain “grace” period. Outside this period the insurance is not in force. Insurance companies are on their guard if the insured person has an accident with no other vehicle involved. If the accident causes major damage, they want to make sure that this was not intentional, just so a claim can be made. Similarly, in a collision where two or more family members are making separate claims, they want to ensure that these are not fraudulent. This may also apply where work colleagues are making claims. The cost of an insurance policy for a young person can be very expensive and, if they drive a vehicle insured by someone else, they need to be a named driver. If not, the company (who have been paid a reduced premium) may decline to settle any claims. Vehicles in Spain, after a set time period, have to have a current ITV (MOT) document, that shows the vehicle has been tested at the required intervals. In major accidents where there is no current ITV the insurance assessor who comes to look at the damage, may decide the vehicle has serious defects that have caused the accident,

If people take their vehicles on a ferry they are not normally covered by their insurance company as the ferry operator has to have insurance to cover loss or damage. A grey area is if the vehicle is in a designated parking area prior to boarding and there is an accident there. 4 x 4 vehicles and those capable of going off road, may not be fully insured if they do this, and drivers should check the conditions of their policies if they regularly go off road. In the case of an accident, an insurance company may not provide normal road-side assistance to transport the vehicle to a garage, and they may look carefully at any claim for damage. An additional premium may be necessary in cases such as this. In the event of an accident drivers are obliged to render assistance to anyone who is injured whilst the emergency services come to the scene. If a driver involved drives off without rendering assistance, an insurance company may decline to pay out for any damage, as this is a criminal offence. In “acts of god” such as severe flooding, earthquakes or the volcano eruption, the insurance company will not pay out, but a small part of every insurance premium goes to fund a National Insurance Consortium, who will process these claims and pay.

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Very Unforeseen Electricity Prices

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t the risk of becoming repetitive, this is another article relating to electricity prices. In a nutshell, using the time bands of the Punta, Llano and Valle system is a far from reliable way of ensuring you are using electricity at the cheapest times, and we give the reasons below. Each evening the cheapest times for the following day can be seen on a chart on www.tarifaluzhora.es along with prices for any earlier date. From June 1st, for the 11 million people who paid for their electricity on the ‘PVPC’ system there were major changes. Three different cost bands were introduced with the most expensive ‘Punta’ periods on Mondays to Fridays from 10am-2pm and 6pm10pm. The intermediate cost ‘Llano’ periods are from 8am-10am, 2pm to 6pm and 10pm to midnight. The cheapest ‘Valle’ period is from midnight to 8am and all day Saturday and Sunday. These are designed to penalise people who use electricity during the most expensive hours, and reward people who use more electricity overnight. In the main, this has had the desired effect and overall consumption in the expensive periods has dropped, and increased during the night. The result is that prices have come down during the expensive periods and increased during the cheap period. What was not foreseen, was the dramatic rise in the cost of electricity that sky-rocketed. To combat this, the amount of IVA (VAT) on our total bill was reduced from 21% to 10%, the “duty” on electricity was reduced from 5.1% to 0.5% and the 7% generation tax that supply companies pay the government was temporarily scrapped, with the saving passed on to the consumer. This meant that the expensive periods for using electricity had a much lower surcharge. Because of this, the difference in cost in the three time periods has been considerably smoothed out. On Friday, October 15th the highest and lowest cost per hour only differed by 8 céntimos! The cost per hour is expressed in céntimos per 1Kw/h (1,000 watts for one hour) and from 8am-9am it was 34.5 céntimos, the most expensive hour of the 24hr period, more than the hourly ‘Punta’ costs from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm. The cheapest hour was

from 3pm-4pm in the ‘Llano’ band when the cost went down to 26.3 céntimos. During the night, in the ‘Valle’ band the cost from midnight-6am averaged out at 27 céntimos, with 28.9 from 6am-7am and 30.0 from 7am-8am. If someone used their washing machine or a dishwasher from 3pm-4pm this was cheaper than any other hour overnight.

Advice to consumers was to save up washing and put multiple loads in during Saturday and Sunday when the ‘Valle’ cost applies to every hour, day and night. On Saturday, October 16th the cheapest hour from 4pm-5pm only cost 23.3 céntimos, but from 9am-10am it was 29.4 and from 8pm-9pm it peaked at 32.0 céntimos. On Sunday, October 17th the cost from 3am-6pm averaged out at 24 céntimos, but from 7pm-midnight it went from 30.8 to a peak of 33.2 and then down to 30.2. This was more expensive than the cost from midnight-8am on the Friday! These costs are exactly the opposite as to how the cost bands are supposed to help consumers, and the lower surcharges are in force until at least December 31st. These variations make it impossible to predict the cheapest and most expensive times each day and night, unless a person checks the current 24hr period costs. These are shown in a simple format on www.tarifaluzhora.es and come from ‘Red España’ (The Spanish national grid entity). In mid-October, The Spanish Minister for The Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, announced that she was waiting to see how the EU was going to deal with the price rises but unfortunately, the EU threw the problem back to each member state. Not very helpful!

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

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

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

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

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ACCOUNTING

AFIRA (Mojácar) .........................................................622 549019 ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.22)...647 247494 / 950 092604 Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ............................…..677 741366 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Electrotorres ........................................677 530410 / 610 750771 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L. 607 364917 / 950 432110

Asesoría Forte (Vera) ..........................950 395778 / 682 372196 Asesoría López (Vera) ……...................................….950 393071 Asesoría Torres (Mojácar) .........................................950 472748 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Cabrera Cervantes (Turre) ................950 099400 / 627 464545 Cazorla Martinez (Turre) .........................................950 479137 Cervantes Alarcon Consulting (Garrucha) 950 106490 / 647 863787 Concepción Rivas Gil (Arboleas) ….....950 438092 / 647 577716 Flores Montoya Asesoria S.L. (Garrucha) ..................950 132577 Gecko Legal Services S.L. (Mojácar) 950 475949 / 638 264621 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473 192 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……................…….…………950 472710 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................950 619039 Sintra Consultores (Vera) …......................................950 393815 Vera Advisors (Vera) ………………..................………950 390621 Richard Hayes ...........................................................603 567676 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..........................................950 431720 SolAir (See p.34) ..............................950 472081 / 645 294064 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43)...950 398146 / 699 909737 ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture Antonio Herrero ......................................670 099725

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AIRPORT PARKING

Exclusive Airport Shuttles .......................................950 092602

AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) ......................639 081067 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………........................................966 790 011 Coastline Alicante Airport Parking .............................661 517890 Plane Parking S.L. …………............................................966 840 289 ...............(24hrs Alicante) 656 532725, (24hrs Murcia) 656 532724 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante).................................................965 830 254

ALARMS & SECURITY AC Security ........................................950 387822 / 657 AXA ...........................................................................950 B-Safe Digital Security Solutions ..............................634 Prosegur Alarms .........................................................900 Safes & Security (Dean)...........................................666 SE Telecoms ..............................................................697

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ARCHITECTS

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BAKERIES Angel Pardo (Técnico) .......................950 121960 / 687 939315 Antonio Martinez de la Casa .....................................950 092094 Cornish Pride (Albox) …................................………666 618933 Architecture & Engineering Mojácar ...........................950 655468 BARS & CAFES BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 See Restaurants & Bars Blas Haro Morales (Mojácar).......................................639 317429 Daniel González Aranda (Vera) ......................................686 846 624 BATHROOMS & SHOWERS Elena Acebo Architects (Huércal-Overa) .669 680098 / 950 134976 ABS Steve Ennis .....................................................687 846016 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001 Ana Rodríguez (Huércal-Overa) ..........950 939154 / 606 784598 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) ……………………..950 109986 Complete Renovations ...........................644 389255 / 672 379960 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Dorothy Baños (Albox)...................................................661 463842 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

ART & ARTISTS Adolfo Prado ...............................................................950 472668 Alison .......................................................................630 833873 Anushree Krementz .................................................672 721096 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Dee Butler (Albox) ................................................….663 341904 Delfos Gallery (Mojácar) …........................................647 163681 Mojácar Home Improvements ...................................950 473104 Evie Fox ................................................................603 624659 Isabel Raths (Bedar) ................................................677 034957 Jeremy Fox-Rayner ...............................................0044 7549667172 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) .........................950 478383 / 600 070188 Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 308073 MarianMay Simpson …...........................………..……629 113436 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ...........................................................................628 458491 Pink House (La Concepción)................ 622 288750 / 681 095096 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 930757 / 671 800317

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Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles) ..UK 7413190882 / 643 137106 SpeedyFit (Screens) ..................................................600 006032 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950 528565 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists ...................+44 7756081843 Toldos Farrago (Screens)(Vera) ................................667 567564

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The Metal Works (Albox).......................950 930520 / 638 900949

AWNINGS & BLINDS Curtains with Style (Interior blinds) ...950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) (See cover)...........................667 652 888 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ..................................................627 978635

Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ..............................648 Casa Caballito De Mar Boutique B&B (Bédar) ..........950 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) ..................... 686 Castellón (Bédar) .......................................................642

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BEDS & BEDDING Colchón San Gines (Huércal-Overa) ........................950 809519

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

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

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

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

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

BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin) Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073

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

Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elite Constructions .......................................................636 092632 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Have Tools - Will Travel ...........................................641 438931 Idomia Project Management ....................................643 582920

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BUTCHERS

Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning Elite Cuisine ..........................................................610 Hog Roasts .............................................................671 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ..968 485729 / 618 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600

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CATTERY see Kennels CBD SPECIALISTS CBD Natural (Huércal Overa) ..............950 882237 / 661 373684

CHILDREN & BABY CARD SHOPS C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Colin the Card (Albox) .........................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 118043 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596

Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Mojácar) ..................641 679728 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............................634 322475 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 Funky Monkeys, Pre-school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126

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CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Paul the Chimney Sweep …………..617 150300 / 850 993057 Don Robinson .........................................................646 587746 Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 430806 George’s Sales & Repair (Vera Playa) ..950 042338 / 661 375489 CHIROPODIST & PODIATRISTS IKamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Clinica Podológica (Garrucha) ..................................950 132768 Infordatox (Albox) .....................................................950 633223 In-Step (Arboleas) ...................................................634 330067 Mark Adamou (Mojácar) .....................634 324918 / 634 306799 iPIE (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 500336 / 623 380187 Mr. Micro (Turre) ....................................................950 479502 PC Playa (Mojácar) .................................................634 356498 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Paul Wieder (Mojácar) ..............................................617 830696 CONSERVATORIES AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Screenmasters (See p.35)......….…..........................677 152911 SpeedyFit ........................................950 472357 / 600 006032

COUNSELLING / HEALING Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659

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

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Anna (Tarot) ……….........................................………670 897832 Beverley Kearns .....................................................600 796684 Chrissie Cremore ....................................................634 349638 Psychic Karen (Turre) ….........................................663 477658 Tarot readings by Susan ..........................................643 960118

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

CLEANING SERVICES Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 Chris .......................................................................627 565049 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Dusters Cleaning Company .....................................683 547581 Idea (Mojácar) .........................................................605 162709 Jan’s Domestic & Builders Cleaning .........................660 868467 Jones Upholstery & Rug cleaning ….........…………661 571939 Limpiezas Cristina …..............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) …..…...678 567783 / 629 680161 Steve’s Deep Cleaning .....................................0044 7821 435275 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911

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

COMPUTERS

Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Karen Green (Holistic Therapist) .........615 163416 / 850 993150 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 Malcolm Forrest-Hazell (Counsellor/Psychotherapist) ...693 489725

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638142 851135 847964 960118 102335 243327

CRAFTS Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 R.F. (Marquetry) .....................................................711 003476 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................643 563803

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

Southern Spain Damp Proofing .................................652 358672

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

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS

1:1 Diet ............................................ 711 019507 / 660 373103 Cortinas Gredécor (Vera / Huércal-Overa) ..................950 391361 Image (Helen) ....................................950 930192 / 665 178326 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ......950 069032 / 678 811125 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631 Slim Well Spain ..............................................0044 7794118214 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Vicki (Turre) .............................................................650 764623

DIGGER HIRE See Excavation DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS & CLINICS (Private) Analysis Clinic (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 475282 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300 Unicraft Upholstery ...................................................692 176069

DOG GROOMING

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

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

DAMP PROOFING Pukka Plastering & Damp Proofing (Almanzora area) .692 596681

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Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres .....................................677 530410 / 610 750771 EMI Electrical Installations .......................................673 502867 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 N.E.Electrics (Arboleas).............................................634 358777 Peace of Mind 24/7 ............................................... 637 974662 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682 277576

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

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

ENTERTAINERS Shampooch professional pet grooming ........................642 276442 SoloPerros (Turre) ..................................................674 509382 Ulti-Mutt (Mojácar Playa) ...........+44 7894747657 / 634 332578 Vivancos Dog Grooming (Vera Playa) ......................608 178361

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

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

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

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

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

ELECTRICIANS A1 Services ………....................................................679 631458 Abbott Electrical ….............................638 010691 / 950 137208 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ..............................…..677 741366

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

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Calida Homes (Arboleas)......................950 430763 / 634 302801 Casa y Campo (Lubrin) (See front cover) ................678 587007 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia ...............................950 469592 / 659 265907 Complete Holiday Care .......................950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............……........................676 916088 D & D Property Care, Sales & Rentals .....643 335386 / 643 337063 Dream Homes Almería (Arboleas) ...............................697 875717 Españarural (Albox) ............................950 102505 / 654 359607 European Property Company (Mojácar) (See p.28)......950 285704 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home .................................951 914195 / 636 266641 FW Properties ................................634 325152 / 634 352285 Grupo Platinum Estates (San Juan) (See p.4) 950 466112 / 666 687251 Holmes for Homes (Arboleas) ..........850 993099 / 664 012024 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 Inmobiliaria Almanzora ..................... 9501 20406 / 637 251238 InmoTerreros (San Juan) ...............950 096180 / 666 255765 K7 Mojácar ...............................................................950 478555

ESTATE AGENTS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 AlmeríaCasas (Albox) .........................950 169680 / 658 845741 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Mojácar Estates (See p.41)......................................950 478935 Almeria Property Finder (Albox) ................................950 431624 Almería Prop. Investments (Las Buganvillas).950 460874 / 666 260792 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Antonio Martinez de la Casa (Energy certs)..............950 092094 Arboleas Property Shop .................…....................…958 003391 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410

Mojácar Homes & Villas ..........................................634 330652 Mojacarmar ......................................950 475891 / 636 903184 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 Neinor Homes ............................................................900 110022 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ..........................................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) (See back cover)950 475800 / 607 146352

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Next Stop Almería (See p.3)..............950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ............950 133508 / 628 585538

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

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

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

914257 392922 052944 841750 479185

Okisur (Mojácar) (See p.4) .......................................950 472010 Olive Property Sales (Bédar)(See cover) .950 469624 / 687 938466 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915 Property Floor Plans ................................................619 672431 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) .......950 336 769 / 620 368194 Realtors MB Spain ..................................................678 347125

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

EXCURSIONS Andinas Buggy Treks ..............................................645 984122 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 760389 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) ................................…950 472200 Day Tours Almería ............................651 592836 / 645 253155

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FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

FASHION

Dandara (Garrucha) ................................................950 617013 Aero Extinción S.L. (Almería) …............………………..950 263565 Etcetera (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 532810 Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067 Garabatis (Children's) (Mojácar Playa) …..........………670 035630 FIREPLACES Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 FITNESS & DANCE Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473222

See also Activities-Clubs-Associations

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

Alison .....................................................................666 273168 Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre (Mojácar) ...............617 719913 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606 Javi Orta, personal trainer (Mojácar) .........................651 693681 Jova Sport Center (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473137

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Platino Gym (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 284845 Sano Centre (Albox) ...................................................610 544306 Sano Centre (Huércal-Overa) ..................................666 021259 Sierra Club Desert Springs ........................................687 599115 Sol Yoga Centre (Arboleas) .........................................686 400331 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451

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La Venta de Alfaix Minimarket (Alfaix) ..........................950 469660 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Manoli (Arboleas) …...................................................627 941654 Price Busters (Albox) .................................................950 951494 Sol Supermercado (Albox) ….......................................950 430043 FISHING Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar/Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Pete Fishing Trips (Mojácar/Garrucha) …..................634 379173 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 468303 / 637 016107 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid & Graham). 647 020929 / 647 803030 The Best Catch (English Fish Supplier) ...................643 512369 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791 FISH & CHIPS The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484

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

FLY SCREENS AA Window Doctor ..............……….........................…630 231644 Armadillo …..............................................................663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ...........................606 040462 / 610 000700 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 472108 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637 393873

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

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

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

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

FOOD SHOPS Catch of the Day UK Fishmonger ........ 634 301490 / 634 304288 Funeral Homes Robles (Cuevas) ..............................657 921383 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 Funeraria Ntra. Sra. de las Angustias (Vera) 950 390884 / 607 705672 Gastronomía (Delicatessen) (Las Buganvillas) .......950 132048

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

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

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Prosecco Tables ..............................................0044 7709 244366 The Furniture Doctor .............................................667 989270

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS

GARDENS

Abodes (Mojácar Playa) (See p.5)...............................697 778355 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ....950 633288 El Rincón de Mueble ....(Vera)950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Elleann’s Homestyle ....................................................674 514999 Embargos Bestiales (Antas El Real) .........................950 105711 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarrón)....968 153907 / 678 083491

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Antas Garden Centre (El Real) .............................610 243838 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Chris (Gardening) .................................................711 011254 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs .(See p.17)........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ..............950 147763 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 La French Touch ......................................................607 226269 Lady Muck Gardening .............................................697 317557 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Nash Groundworks ..................................................722 546192

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479176 446460 531821 256923

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Inspired (El Real, Antas) ....................................... 950 147763 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745 Saxon’s Garden Maintenance ............618 920126 / 968 485729 The Tidy Gardener .................... 0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 GUTTERING Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

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HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Smith Plumbing (Spanish Authorised).........................950 468041 Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 Amazing Nails .........................................................641 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 Angela Ellis - Holistic Therapist ...............................642 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 GAS TANK SUPPLIERS Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) (See p.6) .......950 Gas Alboran ..........................................656 662000 / 950 259382 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687 GIFT SHOPS Isabella (Vera Playa) ...............................................637 188901 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................643 Pralirium (Mojácar Playa) .............................................676 298043 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 Carlos Barber Shop (Mojácar Playa)..........................610 GLASS CURTAINS Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………950 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Claire & Inma (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….…...........................677 152911 SpeedyFit .......................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

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

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GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING Cash4Gold ...............................................................643 844247 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 GOLF COURSES Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 655600 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ............................... 663 561521 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 479176 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin ......................656 646257 Desert Springs ........................................................637 861591 Elaine Mobile Hairdresser (Coast & Inland).................634 379424

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VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645

HARDWARE OUTLETS Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Ferretería Gonzalez (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073

HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657 513990

HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.22).......647 247494 / 950 092604 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171

HIRE Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Mojácar) ..................641 679728 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)......634 322475 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Sound Systems ..........................…............................630 231644

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

HORSE RIDING Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 241878 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...............................................639 724521 Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 243561 Opulence (La Alfoquía) …...........................................619 467295 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) .................................642 118546 Pascal Chevallier Emporium (Mojácar) ........................950 472790 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628 239696 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .650 092766 / 950 618129 HOTELS & HOSTALS Pure Natural Deodorant ...........................................950 066163 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Hostal Muria (Villaricos) ..............................................642 050290 Shiatsu Centro de Terapia (Huércal Overa) .............671 851135 Hostal Playa Azul (Villaricos) ................950 467075 / 609 386282 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 699973 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Sunlight Spain (Herbal Products) ...............................684 212474 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 The Salon (Albox) ..............................950 717938 / 685 652222 Hotel - Casa Rural, Cortijo de la Media Luna (Mojácar) 950 478813 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ….........................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 Hotel Playa (Mojácar) ..................................................600 350382 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ...........................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Rural Azabache (Arboleas)..................................690 258813 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103

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

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

Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ……………….….952 476090 García & Trinidad (Albox) …….............950 120340 / 620 240563 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 473192 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806908 Items For Sale Mojácar .......................694 439275 / 950 478753 Helvetia ...................................................................673 063798 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........950 120070 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

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

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

Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.31) ..........……………950 392487 Asisa (Vera) ................................................................950 391950 Axa .....................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 Liberty Seguros (Turre) ….................950 479568 / 620 179206 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098 Liberty Seguros (See p.23)...........................................913 422549 Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376

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

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

INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS 1-2-1 Translations (Spanish, English, Norwegian)......662 390453 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 677 530690 Andrés (Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Carolina Pérez Gallardo (Sworn Translator) ..............647 863745 Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Donna González-Linnitt ...........................................699 067922 Elizabeth ..................................................................662 504734 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Hind (Mojácar - French, Arabic, English) .................616 605341 Jenni (Almanzora valley area) ................................653 098329 Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Marisa .......................................................................636 179128 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 Mojácar Interpreting ................................................617 830513

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

435909 430871 460636 132543

KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET SITTING Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Boarding Kennels Los Llanos de Rosa (cats & dogs) ..629 448073 Country Kennel (Turre) .........................950 473011 / 627 564640 Dog & Cat Sitter Service …………………..................676 389592 Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Five Bone Hotel (Turre) ............................................630 234556 Kareclif Cattery (Albox) ...........................................677 791165 Kit Cat Luxury Cat Suites (Los Gallardos) ..............674 113217 Palomino Kennels & Cattery ……....…671 916426 / 950 093087 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) …....................................…696 562662 Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200 Sleepy Hollow (Huércal-Overa) ….............................617 313587 The Hilton Cattery ............................950 163489 / 664565479 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas)….950 930585

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

LANDSCAPING D & C Landscaping ..................................................634 359082 La French Touch .................. ..................................607 226269 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473192 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ................................950 478420 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 Mayor Consulting (Garrucha) .......................................950 615185

LAUNDERETTES

Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) .............................................639 161725 The Laundry Room (Vera Playa) ...............................666 007824

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

390255 332502 414327 132657

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682

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Guzman Seguridad (Albox) ..................950 431497 / 617 272885 Locksmith (Dean) .....................................................666 949213 Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................................697 243181

LOGS FOR SALE

Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 LEISURE ACTIVITIES Firewood Arboleas .................................................647 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) ….........................................616 and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 Leñas Reke (Los Gallardos) ....................................687 Extreme Adventure Mojácar ......................................687 919840 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Lunar Cable Park (Cuevas del Almanzora) .................665 512873 Nautarium Sea Museum (Garrucha) ………........…..950 139554 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358

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

LOCKSMITHS 24hr Locksmith (See next page) .........950 472982 / 658 828560 Lee (Arboleas) ...........................................................636 Leñas Cazorla (Turre) ...............................................607 Levante Logs ............................................................670 Log-On-Tommy …........................................................619 Palm Deliveries (Albox) .....................950 122416 / 686 Phil (Arboleas) …........................................................634 Potty Finca Services ............................950 163930 / 616

092632 827783 243724 070839 966008 328779 855294

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

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

Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan (Antas) (See p.45) .....................................687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

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

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

Mike Sheehan (Neuromuscular Therapy) .....................657 050394 Oceanic Therapies (Mojácar) ......................................687 619239 Ray Daniel (Sports massage)………...........................617 741564 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ............................................643 102335 Zen Massage (Mojácar & Bédar) .............................643 766935

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

METAL WORK AA Window Doctor ....................…............................630 231644 Carpentería Metalica Chacón (Albox) …................950 431738 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 109986 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 000700 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 424558 Ideal Metal Designs ...................................................656 834064 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 633090 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 P & D Metals ............................................................638 707406 NURSING see also Home Carers Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 006032 The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638 900949 Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468

MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629

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

970399 508776 NUTRITION 161348 Alternativa (Anne-Marie Pichon) ...............................666 966573 688153 Ashlí (Naturopathic & nutritional therapies) ................643 102335

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

PAINTING & DECORATING

Multiopticas Indalo (Mojacar) .....................................950 Multiopticas Indalo (Campohermoso de Nijar) ............950 Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 Opticas Indalo (Garrucha) ..........................................950 Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950

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A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ......................................950 099913 / 600 268176 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 C.I.S Services (Arboleas) ........................................634 621747 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Darren Hargreaves ...................................................626 855483 Eddy Venner ............................................................711 035030 Grupo Brideca (shop) (Huércal-Overa) 950 471045 / 950 135881 IPB Painting ........................................661 184848 / 622 524335 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Jay the Painter ........................................................697 176787 Paul ...........................................................................649 186107 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 227259 Pinturas Chano ..................................677 082787 / 662 580295 The Fast Brush .........................................................950 472668 True Colours .............................................................636 638670 Vera Painting Services ............................................711 004024

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

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

PET SHOPS & TRANSPORT La Tienda de Basilio Rubio (Albox) ...........................950 431592 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …..................……….667 562872 Mojácar Mascotas ......................................................679 411203 Pet Tag Engraving ...................................................711 006027 Tucano Mascotas (Vera) ............................................650 292670 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 VetCare (Vera Playa) .................................................950 775102

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

PIZZERIAS

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

PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS

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

C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Servidea 2020 (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 399726 PLASTERERS Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 David Pritchard Construcciones ..........617 698418 / 662 046497 Pukka plastering (Almanzora area) ...........................692 596681

PHYSIOTHERAPY

PLUMBERS Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Clínica Fisioalbox (Albox) ..........................................629 402852 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Clinica MOS Fisioterapia (Mojácar Playa) .................644 394335 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Chris ........................................................................711 011254 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Graham ....................................................................620 112193 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041

Fisiomar Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ....................667 425197 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Gabi Triebel (Mojácar Playa) ..............633 011442 / 950 472263

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POOL COVERS 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 WS Cover ...................................................................667 480363

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

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

neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Holiday Rentals ............................................638 701670 Almería Property Agency (Arboleas) …..850 993099 / 606 281865 Almeria Rentals ................................. 650 764623 / 648 523073 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) ….................950 619227 / 626 578164 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 670 869533 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover).............….950 478643 Casa Benedict Rentals (Turre) …...………....…………616 189002 Casa Paz Holiday Lettings (Huercal-Overa) ...........693 935118 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Clean Team Property Care & Rentals 850 993202/ 642 911850 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ........................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………...........950 478612 / 610 808631 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 E-Property Almería ...................................................677 146592

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN AdverTees (Albox) ...................................................641 407147 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 393835 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110

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Real Almería Property (Mojácar) ............................634 316068 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Sandy Goldfinch ........................+44 7767 301159 / 670 575897 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562

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Brian’s Removals (Mojácar Playa) .........................674 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 Indalo Storage .........................................................950 Indalo Transport ......................................................950

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PROPERTY PROMOTERS Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Elegant Homes S.L. ............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar ......................................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

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

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

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

REFRIGERATION Items For Sale Mojácar ..................694 439275 / 950 478753 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moovit Transport & Storage ...............950 930316 / 642 586701 REMOVALS & STORAGE Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 See also Van & Man Hire Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Storage 42 Removals and Storage (Albox) ...............634 325639 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 UK Direct ..................UK 0044 7719.118.879 / Spain 642 099479 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 Wanderers Transport and Storage ..UK 0044 7906852325 / 623 300425 RESTAURANTS & BARS See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga La Chumbera ............................................................634 676298 Los Tarahis (Beachbar) .............................................950 138235 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

Albox Bar Lepanto .......................................642 859040 / 950 120261 Chapman’s ..............................................................950 091188 Cornish Pride ...................................................………666 618933 Elephant Cafe ...........................................................699 090183 Gran Muralla (Chinese) ...........................................950 120166 Happy Garden (Chinese/Asian). ................................950 120851 La Cena ……........................................……………..950 430930 La Palmera ….............................................................950 430993 La Parrilla ................................................................950 430024 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 430145

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

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

La Alfoquía

Gondola .................................................……………..643 136117 Antas Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 The Heathers ......................................624 215330 / 642 835993 Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048

Las Herrerias

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

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Bédar

Eugenia ......................................................................950 069021

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

495182 650907 099954 528324 734991

El Cortijo ...................................................................950 398108 Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo El Paso ................................................678 868963 / 950 469409 Aku Aku (Beachbar) ...............................950 478981 / 634 979360 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 Alma Beach Club ......................................................674 665806 Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 475899 Cabrera Riad Cabrera ………………….....................................950 092042 Ankara Beach Terrace ..............................................950 473042 Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 450215 Cerro Gordo Bistro Bonita .......................................650 599739 / 950 930169 Aurora (Beachbar) ....................................................950 472163 BaoBab .....................................................................689 642923 Cortijo Grande Badgers ................................................678 141556 / 950 478525 Finca Listonero .........................................................950 982045

Cucador La Vida

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

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

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

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

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

Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 460588 Casa Adriana ......................................637 099475 / 950 133154 Chino Peking (Chinese) .............................................950 132948 GBG ……………...................................950 132625 / 639 915993 Góndola ....................................................................950 133928 La Cantina de Floor ....................................................950 132757 Maui Gastro ….................................................………950 460882 Nautico …................................................................687 918669 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 460604 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 617131 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 133043 Tierra y Mar .............................................................643 463940

Balti Tower ll ..........................................................632 246365 Bar Luz ....................................................................950 027844 Bellagio Sports Bar ...................................................950 472342 Bellavista ..................................................................950 478800 Bocaina Beach Club .................................................950 527597 Botaniq ...................................................................681 127504 Bowen Resto Bar .............................. 666 406203 / 634 357654 Cabo Norte ..............................................................665 891772 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472342 Cafe Familiar Mojácar ..............................................950 377586 Cala Marina (Beachbar) ...........................................689 572249 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617 477797 Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 Casa Flor .................................................................626 353147 Casa Juan …………................................................….950 450305

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D’Angelo .....................................................................950 478517 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Dolce Vita ................................................................950 478476 Don Pancho (Mexican) .................................................950 472543 El Anzuelo ...............................................................950 283401 El Barrio Libre .........................................................670 694728 El Cid (Beachbar) ..............................950 472063 / 696 056128 El Deseo ..................................................................629 287265 El Gaucho ................................................................663 304531 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 El Toro .....................................................................691 628061 Enrico (Italian) ...................................950 472995 / 642 514738

Fusion Beach ...........................................................950 Ganesha (Indian) ...................................................602 Gastro Malabar (See p.11)........................................950 Habana 1957 ...........................................................850 Hola Ola (Beachbar) ................................................664

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Ilario Imperial (Italian) ..............................................950 478098 Imperial Playa (Italian) ..............................................950 475360 Jeff’s Bistro .........................................................0044 7487 253912 Koi …...........................................................................950 615452 Kontiki (Beachbar) .................................................617 774330 Kukis .........................................................................950 377076 La Bohemia .............................................................677 659072 La Cabaña ................................................................950 615179 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 615030 La Cava ...................................................................950 472181 La Cometa ...............................................................950 615209 La Estancia …….............................................………654 562449 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472177 La Paratá ...................................................................950 375590 Los Amigos ......................................…………………950 478489 Los Gurullos Pizzeria .............................................950 968242 Levante .....................................................................950 615224 Lua Beach Club ...........................................………… 950 472643 Lucero ………..................................................……….673 544617 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mesón El Que Faltaba ...............................................950 478806 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Marama .....................................................................606 615435 Marcelo Entre Tapas ............................673 744249 / 950 027218 Martín Morales ..............................................................950 478812 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ...................…………….950 475966 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mimi’s Bar ..................................................................651 872604

Mohana .....................................................................950 472941 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ........950 472002 / 637 914632 Neptuno Beach Club (See p.29) ..........................…616 005387 Omega ...................................................950 475317 / 647 675919 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Parwaz (Indian) .......................................................631 995178 Playa Juana Beach Club ............................................690 984992 Puerto Madero Tapas Bar ........................................950 884617 Robert (Marina de la Torre) …………..............………950 110412 Rose & Crown .........................................................950 973436 Rusty Nail ...............................................................662 153813 Sal Marina ...................................................................950 472405 Scotty’s El Tropico ...................................................687 382540

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Sensations ................................................................950 472057 San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 Sol y Arena (Beachbar) .............................................950 478308 Sottocasa (Italian) .......................................................950 093075 The Crew ................................................................697 383015 The Emerald Isle ....................................................634 387178 The Irish Rover ..........................................................950 473135 The Lemon ....................……...............................…….950 472659 The Roof Garden ...................................................685 022011 Tito’s (Beachbar) .......................................................950 615030 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister ...................................................………………600 006032 Valentino’s (Italian) ...................................................621 279251 Valery (See p.12) ......................................................662 968460

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gran Muralla (Chinese) …….......................................950 618880 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 Zaika Fusion ..........................................................632 727851 La Pará ……………………..................................…….637 545590 Mojácar Pueblo La Sorpresa ...............................................................950 099901 Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Rosie Lees (See front cover)...................................643 198600 Calima (Moroccan) ..................................................608 807331 Solare ......................................................................608 802227 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 Valle del Este Golf El Aleman ...............................................................617 317801 Hole in One Karen’s Bar ..........................................950 461068 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 Sawadee Thai .........................................................634 393235 La Candela …...........................................................647 724367 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................................950 615106 Vera Napoli Pizzeria .........................................................950 102472 Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 Pulcinella (Italian) .....................................................950 478401 La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817 Restaurante Aires del Sur ..........................................637 938996 Terraza Carmona ...................................................950 390760 Restaurante Mamabel's ...............................................950 472448 Vera Playa Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 Armony Beach Club .................................................617 745021 Rincon del Zahorí .............................630 314400 / 661 604220 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 642856 Viento Norte ........................................................636 347112 Bar La Reva ..........................................................618 541115 Benitos/La Alcazaba ..................................................633 530453

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Vera Playa (Las Buganvillas / Pueblo Laguna) Dragon Chino ............................................................950 La Colonial ……………….........................................….950 Dee’$ Dollar Bar ........................................................950 Memoli Pizzeria ......................………..950 093017 / 603 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637

Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424

SATELLITE TV ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.22).....647 247494 / 950 092604 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa Digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GBTV (Albox and Mojácar) .......................................616 888058 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ...............................950 473102 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331

133226 SCREENED PATIO & POOL 133918 ENCLOSURES 372295 Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 804676 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 255978 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9).. 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.41)........................................627 907207

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

SECOND HAND Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles).....UK 7413 190882 / 643 137106 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Items for Sale Mojácar .....................694 439275 / 950 478753 John’s (Albox) ..........................................................634 325639 Merka Recycla (Huércal Overa) .........950 616683 / 666 577006 Vera Playa (Naturista) Pink House (La Concepción) ...........622 288750 / 681 095096 Bar Oh La La! .........................................................616 338355 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699 Chiringuito Naturista ................................................950 397726 SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms La Golondrina ............................................................683 342376 Puntonat ..................................................................636 401424 SEWING Alice .........................................................................620 876485 Villaricos Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 467590 Alexis Shillinglaw .....................................................634 361874 Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 El Faro ..................................................649 766252 / 687 351764 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 588790 Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907 El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 169659 Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 Gastrobar D’Alvaro ......................................................648 220383 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697 Los Conteros ....................................950 618629 / 699 010705 SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Lucky Bar Pizzeria ...........................................…….642 767122 Desarascos Litesa ............................670 863791 / 609 Playa Azul ........................................950 467075 / 609 386282 Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 Limaser (Vera) ……..................................................950 ROOFING Sepserve (All areas) …..............................................675 Ark Roofing ...............................................................634 379173

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SHOE REPAIRS

RUGS & CARPETS

Keys Copy Centre (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472982

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

RURAL TOURISM

Cortijo Pocico de la Nava (Mojácar) ...........................670 777752

SKIP HIRE Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 914257

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Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 844425 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 479185 Servacon .....................................................................950 475853

SNOOKER HALLS CD Snooker Mojácar ..............................................609 026526 Snooker Ambigu (Los Gallardos) .................................661 973205

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

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SOLICITORS Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Babelia (Mojácar) ……..........…........635 577562 / 950 397114 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ….....…………950 460731 / 675 383 160 Cabrera Cervantes (Turre) ................950 099400 / 627 464545 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 EuroAbogados (Vera) .................................................950 617017 José Francisco López Molina .............950 133607 / 635 189986 Leticia Moreno-Torres Camy (Vera) ......950 391249 / 607 840182 Lopez & León Solicitors (Garrucha) ..950 888314 / 666 513917 Loustau Abogados (Mojácar) .........................................950 475012 Mar Abogados & Consultores (Mojácar) .................950 478911 Mario Redondo (Albox) ….................950 430222 / 626 389322 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 Pablo Suarez (Purchena) ..........................................610 014680

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

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

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

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

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

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

TILING & PATIO WORK See also Building Services

Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 Ramírez Abogados (Vera) .......................................950 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................950 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950

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

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

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

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 Nijar Butterfly Farm .................................................617 692778 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

TRANSLATING - see Interpreters TRANSPORT - see Removals TRAVEL

UPHOLSTERY Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 571939 Unicraft (Upholstery) ...................................................692 176069

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

TUITION Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre ........................669 294342 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 314316 Espanglish ...............................................................950 390037 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Hind (French & Arabic, Mojácar) ...............................616 605341 Jewellery making ......................................................642 435909 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)...........950 460472 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Pencils English Academy (Garrucha)..........................634 314110 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097 Step by Step Language Centre (Mojácar) ...................600 565284

Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Upholstery Larios (Cuevas del Almanzora) 950 456 364 / 651 998738

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

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

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

VEHICLE REPAIRS Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….......................667 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 Fran’s Garage ....................................664 571060 / 950 Go Car (Arboleas) ....................................................950 TV & AUDIO REPAIRS Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Gómez Motor (Huércal-Overa) ..................................950

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CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ........................950 475213 / 605 495017 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) .................950472262 Emergencies: 629 099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 NEXO (Albox) …...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................…950 393307 VetCare (Vera Playa) ...............................................950 775102

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

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

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

WATER (Tanker Delivery)

Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ........................................673 195872 Sierra Cabrera Water ........................651 994419 / 608 057941 JFK Karz ................................................................643 790511 Veloc Tuning ECU Remapping Services ..................600 827517 WATER PARK Aquavera (Vera Playa) ............................................950 467337

VEHICLE SALES

AA Car Sales (Mojácar) ...........................................950 459208 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) …......................667 439671 AutoFex (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Navarro Segura - Seat (Vera) (See p.45) .670 038580 / 950 393170 Nissan & Ford (Albox) …............................................950 430856 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400

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

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

WINDOW CLEANING

Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 814913 Idea (Mojácar) ...................................................……..605 162709 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 James .......................................................................678 988812 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ...................634 322526 VETS Centro Vet ABC (La Alfoqúia) ….................................950 449064 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Window Panes ..........................................................617 208231 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ........950 616820 / 617 456548 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665 Clinica Nexo (Albox) .......950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327

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WINDOWS & DOORS

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

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WINES Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637 AA Window Doctor ...................................................630 231644 Complete Renovations .......................644 389255 / 672 379960 David A. Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Interglaze ……..............................…...................... 680 743311 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

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

ZOO & PARK

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

Community News

Bandido Ladies Trophy Haul

84 Alan Rumley 32:37 124 John Davidge 38:44 129 Karen Ayers 39:43 (1st MFF) 130 Beryl Sampson 40:12 (1st MGF) 138 Kevin Rowe 42:01 139 Corinne Cherel 42:40 (3rd MCF) 144 Tess Cann 43:40 (2nd MEF) 147 Summer Phillips 44:42 148 Kerry Davis 44:56 153 John Ross 49:30

The 13th race in the Circuito Carreras Populares series took place in Antas on Saturday 16 October and the A special mention goes to Corrine Cherel who was also El Bandido ladies went home with a shelfful of trophies. presented with a special trophy for completing nine of the races in the series. Full results: It was a hot and humid evening but that didn’t stop https://www.cruzandolameta.es/clasificaciones/v2 12 El Bandido runners taking on the 7k run. The route /resultados/antas-circuito-carreras-popularesstarted in the square then headed out into the campo diputacion-de-almeria---1365/4239/ with a couple of steep hills crossing the rambla. The slightly downhill run-in to the Finish line was much El Bandido Runners is a local group, set up by Kevin appreciated as were the cheers and support from Rowe in June 2018. The group started with a small friends and fellow competitors. number of regulars and has grown with runners, joggers and walkers, from permanent residents to The overall winner completed the course in a very regular visitors and holiday makers, covering the 5k speedy 23:13 and our very own Gail Colville took the Mojácar Paseo. All ages, nationalities and speeds are top female spot. welcome! We also have a road cycling group and now a triathlon group! Representing El Bandido runners: 40 Gail Colville 29:33 (1st F) For more information please contact Kevin on 80 Nick Stock 32:33 ironmankev08@gmail.comand follow us on Facebook.

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Community News To an outsider, this all seems beautiful, but highly inaccessible. Everyone would love to be a part of such a reunion - “una juerga flamenca". This year, anyone who would like to witness such an amazing set of Christmas Flamenco celebrations/festivities can realise their dream. We have organised a Grande Christmas Flamenco Gala "Zambomba Flamenca" with a unique family of artistes from Seville. This is a unique opportunity to see a family of artistes of different generations, all together, offering their spontaneous genuine flamenco art form. You will not normally be able to witness such an event without being personally invited into the homes of such a family of artistes. Do not miss the A Pre-Christmas Flamenco Gala opportunity! A first-class line up of Flamenco artists Celebration from Seville, one of Flamenco's most important by Francesca, La Gitana Inglesa birthplaces of authentic gypsy flamenco dance, song and music. The line-up will be outstanding with Christmas is a special time for everyone from all no need to incur travel/accommodation costs in over the world. In Andalucía “La Navidad” is a time order to go to Seville, as we are offering this unique for family, friends and festivities. Family getevent on your own doorstep. togethers are of prime importance for all Spaniards, For more info see our “What’s On” section. but especially in the gypsy culture. The Spanish gitanos celebrate "Las Pascuas" in their own inimitable style... singing, dancing, guitar playing, Paws-PATAS Need Your Hlep for Their Ground Force Weekend clapping "palmas", accompanied by copious amounts of food and festive drinks such as Anis. Indeed, quite often the empty Anis bottle is subsequently PAWS-PATAS Animal Charity is extremely lucky to used with teaspoons as a musical instrument in have a strong team of local volunteers looking order to accompany the general merriment! In a after the kittens, cats, puppies and dogs at the typical casa Gitana the whole family unite (passing shelter. Every day they have an enormous amount from house to house each evening) and sit together of cleaning, watering and feeding to attend to; singing and dancing spontaneously, as the mood plus continually washing bedding, administering takes them. Even the very youngest members of medication, organising many vet runs, liaising with the family contribute, possibly with a little dance fosterers, home checks and then the most happiest for "Tangos" or “Bulerías" accompanied by an older of duties...completing adoption forms! family member singing or playing the guitar. I personally have seen infants of no more than three Then of course, there is the general up-keep of years old dancing and singing at an incredible level. the shelter. Mending fencing, bolts and locks. Obviously, the art form is learned from the cradle, Erecting shading and attempting to maintain a “la cuna”, and comes naturally to their race. Older secure and safe working environment. This family members are also highly active in these reader...is where YOU COME IN! The last major festivities; age is no barrier to a “baile fester” or a GROUND FORCE weekend was held in October 2018. “cante por bulería”. Indeed, the beauty of the Since then, due to lack of man power and especially Flamenco art form is that the older you are, the encountering the stumbling block of Covid-19 more you are respected for your “viviencia” - life which prevented overseas volunteers travelling experiences.

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Community News and staying with us, it has been an impossible task The auction alone raised 400 euros and there was to keep the shelter in the ship shape condition we a raffle, tombola and competitions to keep everyone busy on a sunny afternoon in a lovely location. A wish for. great crowd and a good time had by all! We need help with weeding, trimming, pruning, clearing/moving unwanted building materials plus The charity’s next event will be their First Annual lighter duties; sorting out bags of donated bedding Christmas Gala to be held at La Parrilla, Albox, from and organising the laundry storage room. We will 8pm on Friday, 10th December. See the poster in Photo by Aaron Baglietto have skips on site and if you are in the possession our What’s On section of and “can control” a chain saw or mini JCB digger that would be an amazing bonus to help clear the Mojácar Girl, Osaïa Reding ever expanding bamboo. World Kitesurf Champion Bring your gloves, secateurs, strimmers and sensible shoes and we will provide sandwiches, sausages, soft drinks, friendship and fun. The major and orderly “clean-up” will be on the weekend of Saturday, 20th November: 10:00 - 17:00 (buffet and drinks) Sunday, 21st November: 10:00 - 15:00 (BBQ and drinks) (Vegetarians catered for on both days.) For further information and to confirm if you can help, be it for 1 hour, 5 or more...we greatly appreciate any spare time you can offer...please email: info@paws-patas.org. The shelter is situated between Los Gallardos and Turre and the location and map is on our website: www.paws-patas.org

Sunday Funday Raises over 1000 euros for Age Support Almanzora The recent Sunday Funday at The New Trinidad in Arboleas raised a marvellous 1,185 euros for Age Support Almanzora. President Vanya Ager was delighted with the event and said the money raised will buy a new hospital style bed which can be loaned out to clients of the charity based in Albox. Vanya would like to thank all who attended, the stall holders and entertainers and especially Trev, Bev and their team for making everyone so welcome. The crowd was entertained by imaginatively named The Ruby Welts, Wee Biscuit, Diamond Kahn and Steve Jackson with Geoff Murrell and Bobby Gray Photo by Aaron Baglietto from Breeze FM.

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Osaïa Reding, Mojácar’s best-known kiteboarder, has for the third consecutive time revalidated her title as world Kitesurf junior champion in the Freestyle Sub 19 category, celebrated in Tarifa. With the recently won title of Champion of France under her belt, Osaïa once again faced the best riders in the world in the Cádiz town of Tarifa, where this time she won the well-deserved world title. Now only 17 years of age, she has picked up nearly all the existing national and international titles. On her return home to Mojácar, Osaïa signed the municipality’s book of honour, in which she wanted to express her gratitude to Mojácar Council for the support received throughout her sporting career. For next year she is now preparing for the championship of Spain. Training starts right away. Also on the near horizon there are the Paris Olympics and her dream of being able to represent Spain.


What’s On Almería Almeria Jazz Festival. All performances at Teatro Apolo. Four concer ts listed below. The Gonzalo Del Val Jazz Trio perform at 8.30pm on November 6th. Tickets are 12 euros. Albert Saenz and Javier Colina present their latest CD Sinhá at 8.30pm on November 10th. Tickets are 12 euros. The Ray Collins Hot Club Big Band perform at 8.30pm on November 12th. Tickets are 15 euros. Jorge Pardo performs “Trance” at 8.30pm on November 13th. Tickets are 15 euros. The Russian Ballet comes to the Auditorio Maestro Padilla in Almería city at 8.30pm on December 17th. They are performing excerpts from Tchaikovsky ballets and Ravel’s Bolero. Tickets are 23 & 28 euros. Perdidos Entre Dinosaurios is a family musical performed by the Teatro Casablanca company on November 7th at 6pm, Teatro Cervantes Almería city. Tickets are 15 euros in advance and 18 euros at the door.

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

Roquetas de Mar Sergio Dalma comes to Roquetas de Mar auditorio on November 12th at 9.30pm. He is celebrating his career of 30 years and performs a variety of his most popular songs in a concert entitled “30…..y tanto”. Tickets prices are 25 to 45 euros Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood) is a family musical performed by La Murga theatre company on November 14th at 12 noon, Teatro Cervantes Almería city. Tickets are 10 euros. La Granja de Zenón (Zenon’s Farm) is a family musical, particularly for very young children, on December 6th at 12 noon & 5pm, Teatro Cervantes, Almería city. Tickets are 12 euros in advance and 15 euros at the door. Tickets for concerts in Almería (except Teatro Cervantes) available from the ticket office in the Teatro Apolo, 25 Rambla Obispo Orberá, Almería , tel: 950 230 922. Mon- Fri, 10.30am-1.30pm & 6-8pm, or Sat, 11am-1pm. Tickets can be purchased from 2hrs before performances at the venue or from www.ticketmaster.es or call Ticketmaster: 902 1500 25. Main branches of ‘CaixaBank’ have machines which issue tickets; including Vera near the church square.

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Acoustic duo M-Clan come to Roquetas de Mar auditorio on November 20th at 9.30pm, as part of their 2021 tour. Tickets are 20 euros in advance or 25 euros at the door.

The Russian National Ballet company perform Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake on November 13th at 9.30pm at the auditorio. Tickets are 21 and 24 euros.


What’s On The Fima Orchestra and choir perform Mozart’s opera Cosi Fan Tutte at the auditorio on December 8th and 10th at 9.30pm. Tickets are 20, 25, 35 & 50 euros. Roquetas de Mar Auditorio tickets are on sale at www.teatro auditorioroquetas.org or the ticket office open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am-1pm & 6pm-8pm

Vera A Series of Flamenco events take place on November 12th, 13th and 14th. On November 12th there is a talk and explanation of the flamenco genre with the performer El Mati. On November 13th there is a performance of the Flamenco show Jugando with various performers. On November 14th the flamenco company Ana Pastrana perform Baile de Málaga. All concerts take place at the auditorio at 8pm, and tickets are 5 euros in advance from the Convento de la Victoria or 7 euros online from www.giglon.com

Albox The 6th Rock Albox Fest takes place on November 6th from 8pmmidnight at the Recinto Ferial site. The line-up includes Negocio, Manolo Kabezabolo and Manifa. Tickets can be purchased on-line at web https://bravoentradas.es / e s / e v e n t s / r o c k- a l b o x - 2 1 .

Aguilas Pilar Valero Abril gives a piano recital at the auditorio on November 5th at 8.30pm. The concert is in aid of the Spanish Association against Cancer. Tickets (that are a donation) are 12 euros. El Musico Un Poco Loco is a family musical that is a tribute to Coco, performed by the Piturda company on December 11th at 5pm at the auditorio. Tickets are 15 euros in advance and 20 euros at the door. The 19th Sinergia Festival of Dance is performed at the auditorio on December 19th with Part 1 at 6pm and Part 2 at 8pm. No ticket prices were shown at time of going to press.

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

Mojácar Neón is a circus show that comes to the Centro de Usos Múltiples (Artisan centre) on December 4th at 6pm. Tickets are 5 euros.

Huércal-Overa The Russian National Ballet company perform Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker on November 7th at 8.30pm at the Teatro Villa. Tickets are 23 and 26 euros. Tickets for events are available from the box office on Monday to Friday from 9.30am-2pm, Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 7pm and 1hr before the performances, or from www entradasho.es.

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

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

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

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Saturday: Los Llanos, between Arboleas & Albox Sunday morning: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar First and third Thursday of every month (except July and August), 10.30 am, coffee and chat at the Levante Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre Restaurant on the Playa esplanade Tues - Fri, 10am-1pm, Plaza San Antonia, (opposite Price Brown estate agents). Barrio Alto, Albox. Extensive English Ex-Forces and non-Services are all Library, DVDs and talking books, monthly welcome. Second Thursday of every magazine, monthly quiz, trips. month, Quiz at Badgers at 2pm. www.almanzoragof.org or Facebook: Quiz open to anyone and if you're on Almanzora Group of Friends. Tel: 602 your own we can "join you up" with a team. For any enquiries call the 495 306 Secretary on 634372294 or email Living Alone in Spain? mojacar.secretary@rbl.community. For We are a 60+ group of friends who welfare advice or help, email meet for lunch every Wednesday in the SpainNorthCommunitySupport@rbl.co Mojácar area. Tel. Cynthia 693 789 742 mmunity. Almeria Link Friendship Group The Royal British Legion - Zurgena Membership is free and open to all. We & District Branch meet at weekends in the Mojacar area Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, first Thursday to enjoy dining experiences and form of the month, 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBL friendships. At 4pm on the first secretary@yahoo.co.uk. See www.british Thursday of each month, we meet for legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena a chat and a drink at D'Angelo's Restaurant. New members are always Mojácar Walking Group welcome. Please contact Bob on Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. w w w. m o j a c a r wa l k i n g g r o u p . c o m 950472551 Vera & District Lions Club WOW Women on Wednesday Scotty’s, Mojácar Playa, 2pm. Get 6.00pm on the first Wednesday of the together, buy, sell, swap, meet new people. month at Hotel Terraza Carmona, Vera. Telephone Jo Pearson on 711 00 56 82 Dames in Huércal Overa or email veralionssecretary@gmail.com 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal for more information. Rural Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494 Almanzora No Dames in Spain (Mojácar) Association campaigning for the Talks, trips, support for local charities. legalisation of homes in the Almanzora 3rd Mon. of the month, 11.00am Valley built without proper authority. Sensations Restaurant, Mojácar Playa. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other Chairperson Carol Threlfall. Secretary month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 Jenny Trask . See fb Dames in Spain. 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Guests welcome. Tel: 674 477 679 Flamenco Forum for English Dames in Turre Speakers 11am, last Mon in the month, Hostal on Facebook. Information and events. Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for Tel: 687 480 694 local charities. Guests welcome. Vera Photo Club Chairman, Carol Pazdzierski Tel: 950 099 First Sunday of month, Bar La Pará, 932, Membership Secretary, Eileen McGill Turre (opposite the Vet), 10am Tel: 652 298 072 12.30pm. Presentations by invited Mojácar Community Library speakers, field trips, instruction, studio Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, photography, monthly assignments and 11am - 1pm . exhibitions. All levels welcome. Phone

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Sarah 670003717 or Claus 628585538. Mojacar Photo Group meet 2nd Sunday each month at Dee’s Dollar Bar, Pueblo Laguna with monthly presentations, themes and challenges. Open to all levels, training available for beginners. Contact Andy: 650406167 or mpg@funnell.eu Freemasons in the Province of Almeria Craft & Chapter. 661 026 912 or 670 27 27 37 Freemasons – The Side Degrees Mark, RAM, RSM, OSM & Allied. 678 574 579 Cabrera Music Club For info call Richard: 666 274 861 cabreramusicclub@albox-online.net Albox Computer Club Hotel La Parrilla, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. www.indaloh3.com Traditional Japanese Reiki and Gendai Reiki Ho Classes, workshops, and Reiki shares in Mojacar. Tel: 634 347 930, website: www.gendaireikispain.com Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Meditation Class, Crystal Class and Holistic Therapies. Contacts : 672 061 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana) Ancestry Club for Beginners & Intermediate Tel. 634 309 590 Mojácar Bridge Club Mon and Thurs, 7pm. Marina Playa Hotel. Contact Les 950 437 100 / 634 219 174 Facebook: Mojácar Bridge Club Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com

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


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

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

Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553

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

The Evengelical Church, Turre Avda. de Almería, on the corner of Pita Escuela Agave School C/Alberquillica. Sunday, 10.30am. of Río Aguas. A multicultural, Tuesday, 3pm Bible studying. Midweek environmental and musical project, prayer meeting. Tel. 950 617 549 or 950 specialized on the integral usage of the 472 349. www.turrechurch.com agave plant and the processing of its wood.Tel 630 66 18 65 (Timbe) New Life Church, Huercal-Overa pitaescuela@hotmail.com We are a Jesus centred church family Sunseed learning to love one another. Sunday A hands-on practical centre for lowservice at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu impact living and environmental tel. 685 628 184 education in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas near Sorbas. Free tours at 4pm. www.sunseed.org.uk Tel: 950 525 770 Living Water Church Mojacar Playa Opposite Red Cross Centre and Salas Farmacia. Sunday Service 11am. Bible study Tuesday 11am. Cafe Church Thursday 11am to 1pm. For further info contact Pastors Dave 697 522 521 or John 634 254 781. See FaceBook or visit www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com

Age Support Almanzora Shop and welfare office near Peugeot garage, Albox. Helpline 634 316 573

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

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

New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family learning to love one another. Sunday service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu tel. 685 628 184 Send details of your group to almeriafocus@gmail.com Tel: 670 849 265

Roman Catholic Masses These canbe found on www.misas.org for most places.

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Ostomist Support For Expats Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojacar Area Meetings:- Monday 6pm, Turre Evangelical Church (Avenida de Almeria, Turre). Friday, 6pm, Living Water Church, Mojacar Playa (opposite Red Cross building). Tel: 634 300 364 or email aaspain@gmail.com Al-Anon Family Groups for people whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings Mondays, 4:45 - 5:45 at Turre Evangelical Church. Tel: 698460801 or email AlAnon.LaAlfoquia@gmail.com

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


Activities - Clubs - Associations Music & Drama Groups

Yoga

Dance

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

Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Various different styles of yoga including Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Integral Yoga. Holistic Therapies including Reiki, Thai Foot Massage, Reflexology, Crystal Massage. Tel : 672 061 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana)

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

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

Yoga in Mojacar with Sharon Fisher. All levels. beginners welcome. 672 061 048 Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Tel: 686 400331 Girasol, Albox Call 639 089 170 Yoga with Ashlí Turre, Vera & private. 643102335 Yoga Therapy with Portia Oliver. Tel: 681301474 www.portiaoliver.es

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

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Eleanor & Gilly's Line Dance Class Chapman’s Bar, Albox, 2pm- 3-45pm, Mondays. All levels welcome. 950439003. Step2It - Line Dancing Arboleas. Weds: 6.45 p.m - 7.30 p.m, First Steps/Intro. 7.30 p.m -10.30, Beginners / Improvers /Intermediate. : C a r r i e A n n 6 2727 9 5 8 4 www.carrieanngreen.com Almeria Line Dancers Julie - 634304625 / 950110433 Pro Danza Nicky Mainstone Royal Academy Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Dance fit fusion. Children & Adults. Mojacar & Los Gallardos. T. 667479903 Ceroc Dancing Artisan Centre, Mojacar, Tues 8.15pm Beginners/Improvers/Advanced. All welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799 Belly Dancing Mojácar, Garrucha & Huércal-Overa. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596 Bellydance Classes Mojácar, Turre, Palomares. Call 639 724 521 Dance Classes with Hollie Newell Ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, zumba and more. Based in Turre. Tel: 634 317 391 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera 54 Verasol, Vera. Royal Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Complete Beginners Flamenco Mojácar. No specialist shoes or equipment required, friendly hour long class. Email info@lagitanainglesa.com


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

Fitness & Martial Arts Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369 Fb: Albox Club de Tenis

Bowling Club de Zurgena Friendly, social and competitive bowling, Cabrera Tennis Club all levels & standards. zurgenabc@gmail. Contact info@ cabreratennisclub.com com. www.zurgenabc.com www.cabreratennisclub.com Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo www.cabreralbc.com Vera. Tel: 950 59 28 77 - 608 250 607 Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Janet 671 865 675 Mojacar Bowls Club Behind Marina Mar Hotel. Everybody welcome - Tues, Thurs and Sat starting with coffee at 9:30. Contact Janet 627204422, janlawspain@yahoo.co.uk

Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 689 688 226 Padel tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691

PartyLevante Sailing Club Initiation for children from 7 yrs in small groups. Email info@partylevante.com Aguilón Amigos Golf Club Aguilon Golf Course on Mondays, or call 680942141 www.partylevante Wednesdays and Fridays teeing off just .com before 9am. If you would like to play email aguilonamigos2021@gmail.com Santa Irene Sailing Club Come and join us out on the water Badgers Golf Society sailing or crewing our safety boat. Every Mojacar, play Wednesday and Saturday. Sunday at 10:30 in the boat park at the Everyone always welcome. Contact Dave north end of Garrucha harbour. Ryder on 663 327 182 or badgers Email info@santaireneclubdevela.com mojacar@gmail.com w w w. s a n t a i r e n e c l u b d eve l a . c o m Boxers Golf Society Albox Adelante Gimnasia Artìstica All welcome to join us as members or H u e r c a l - O ve r a . C l a s s e s f o r f u n guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in gymnastics , competitive levels, pre Albox on Saturday mornings or email school and adults. Fully qualified coach. peterstooks@avired.com From 2 years. Tel 622 129 702 or info@adelanteartisitca.es Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses www.adelanteartistica.es Facebook twice a month. Richard Price. Telephone Adelante Gimnasia artistica. 850993073 or rfp53@yahoo.co.uk. Walking Football Club www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Turre football ground, 9.30am, Monday, for training, exercise & playing. Valle del Este Golf Society. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. Contact www.fclosamigos.com Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090 982 El Bandido Runners Run, jog , walk a 5km route along the Marina Phoenix Golf Society Visitors welcome Mondays and Paseo. Free to all. See Facebook. Thursdays. Tel Don Atkins 605 051 238. Contact Kevin on ironmankev08 Email marinaphoenixgs@gmail.com @gmail.com Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273 Mojacar Golf Society Visitors always welcome to come and join in the fun on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tel Lynn Sefton on 667 349 908 or email raylynnsefton@gmail.com

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

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


Your Stars Creative educational pursuits will payoff. You will feel so much better about yourself if you can control your addictions. Don't play on your partner's emotions. Short trips may be tiring but rewarding. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

You can make professional changes and direct your energy into making all the right moves. Go after your goals. Someone you work with may be emotional. Get involved in groups that can offer intellectual stimulation. For best results get out of the office and do your job en route. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Keep your ears open, especially to those who care about you. Do not over expand if you have your own business. Sit tight. Need some adventure in your life? Exotic destinations beckon you. You may find travel to be most rewarding. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Apr. 21- May 21)

You are best to ask questions if you aren't certain about issues that are confronting you. Don't hesitate to go ahead with any plans for entertainment. Try not to argue about trivial matters. Tempers could boil if someone you work with has not been pulling their weight. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

You can offer your mate a commitment or promise that will help stabilize your personal life. Get involved in a competitive sport that will bring the challenges you thrive on. The experience will be good. You need activity. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (May 22 - June 21)

Your tendency to overreact could get you into trouble. You can make wonderful contributions to any organization that you join. You're in the mood to get out and visit friends. Don't argue with family. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

You can make money if you work on personal investments. You may find travel to be most rewarding. You're best not to get involved in joint financial ventures. Evasion is likely if you aren't direct about your feelings. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (June 22 - July 22)

Be careful signing important contracts this month. You need to do something energetic and different. Look into career choices and courses being offered. Be discreet about your personal life or whereabouts. Be mysterious. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Don't expect romantic encounters to be lasting. You may be somewhat emotional concerning a rather private matter. Take the time to help those less fortunate. Difficulties with children will surface if you try to break a promise you made. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. You can pick up valuable information if you listen to those with more experience. You're best not to get involved in joint financial ventures. You will have opportunities to advance, but you may have to be willing to make some changes and possibly a residential move. You can make personal changes that will enhance your appearance and bring about greater social activity. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Tuesday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

Catch up on any correspondence you've neglected. You may want to invest in something that will grow in value. Your lack of attention may have been a factor. Older members of your family may try to take advantage of you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

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Unexpected romantic connections can be made if you go out with friends or take a pleasure trip. Wait and get all the information before consulting your boss. Be sure to spend time helping children with projects that are too difficult for them to accomplish alone. Social activities that involve the whole family will be enjoyable. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.


Jokes of the Month The Postcard from Italy

The Tired Soldier

A wealthy man was having an affair with an Italian woman for a few years. One night, during one of their rendezvous, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money if she would go to Italy to have the child. If she stayed in Italy, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18. She agreed, but wondered how he would know when the baby was born. To keep it discrete, he told her to send him a postcard, and write "Spaghetti" on the back. He would then arrange for child support. One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife. "Honey," she said, "You received a very strange postcard today from Italy." "Oh, just give it to me and I'll have a look at it" he said. The wife handed the postcard over and watched as her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted. On the card was written "Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti. Two with meatballs, one without."

An American soldier, serving in World War II, had just returned from several weeks of intense action on the German front lines. He had finally been granted R&R and was on a train bound for London. The train was very crowded, so the soldier walked the length of the train looking for an empty seat. The only unoccupied seat was directly adjacent to a well-dressed middleaged lady and was being used by her little dog. The war weary soldier asked, "Please, ma'am, may I sit in that seat?" The English woman looked down her nose at the soldier, sniffed and said, "You Americans. You are such a rude class of people. Can't you see my little Fifi is using that seat?" The soldier walked away, determined to find a place to rest, but after another trip down to the end of the train, found himself again facing the woman with the dog. Again he asked, "Please, lady. May I sit there? I'm very tired." The English woman wrinkled her nose and snorted, "You Americans! Not only are you rude, you are also arrogant. Imagine!" The soldier didn't say anything else; he leaned over, picked up the little dog, tossed it out the window of the train and sat down in the empty seat. The woman shrieked and demanded that someone defend her and chastise the soldier. An English gentleman sitting across the aisle spoke up, "You know, sir, you Americans do seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You eat holding the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your cars on the wrong side of the road. And now, sir, you've thrown the wrong bitch out the window."

The Shoes Whilst cleaning the attic, Joan and Harry found an old stub for some shoes they had left at the repair shop 10 years ago. They thought it would be funny to go to the shop and see if the shoes were still there, so they did. They handed the stub to the repair man who took it and went into the back of his shop. He came out again and said, "They'll be ready on Wednesday."

Life After Death A boss asked one of his employees, "Do you believe in life after death?" "Yes, sir," replied the new employee. "I thought you would," said the boss. “Yesterday, after you asked for time off to go to your grandmother's funeral, she stopped by to see how you were getting on!”

The Wife A man says to his friend, “I haven’t spoken to my wife in 18 months.” The friend says, “Why not?” The man says, “I don’t like to interrupt her.”

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...and next... The Counselling Session My husband and I were going to marriage counselling sessions because we were always fighting. At our latest session with the psychiatrist my husband veered off the subject and asked him, “How do you decide if a person should be admitted to your hospital?” He replied, “We fill a bathtub with water and give the person a spoon, a cup and a bucket. Then we ask that person to empty the bathtub.” My husband said “Ah, I understand. If you are sane, you would take the bucket.” The psychiatrist replied, “No, a sane person pulls the plug out”. I asked him, “Does that mean you can admit my husband?”, and that’s when the latest fight started.

The Blonde Tired of constant blonde jokes, a blonde dyes her hair brown. She then goes for a drive in the country and sees a shepherd herding his sheep across the road. "Hey, shepherd, if I guess how many sheep are here, can I keep one?" The shepherd is puzzled but agrees. She blurts out "352!" He is stunned but keeps his word and allows her to pick a sheep. "I'll take this one," she says proudly. "It's the cutest!" "Hey lady," says the shepherd, "if I guess your real hair color, can I have my dog back?"

Bathrooms A man has five items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, razor, shaving cream, a bar of soap, and a towel he stole from a motel. The number of items in a woman's bathroom is usually about 328. The average man would not be able to identify more than 10 of them. The Bedside Message

Little Johnny A teacher asks her class, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Little Johnny says "I wanna be a billionaire, going to the most expensive clubs, take the best bitch with me, give her a Ferrari worth over a million bucks, an apartment in Hawaii, a mansion in Paris, a jet to travel through Europe, an Infinite Visa Card and to make love to her three times a day". The teacher, shocked, and not knowing what to do with the bad behavior of the child, decides not to give importance to what he said and then continues the lesson. "And you, Susie?" the teacher asks. Susie says, "I wanna be Johnny's bitch."

Susie's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months. Things looked grim, but she was by his bedside every single day. One day as he slipped back into consciousness, he motioned for her to come close to him. She pulled the chair close to the bed and leaned her ear close to be able to hear him. "You know" he whispered, his eyes filling with tears, "You have been with me through all the bad times. When I got fired, you stuck right beside me. When my business went under, there you were. When we lost the house, you were there. When I got shot, you stuck with me. When my health started failing, you were still by my side, and you know what?" "What, dear?" she asked gently, smiling to herself. Her husband replied, "I think you're bad luck!"

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