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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 Excellent Vaccination News ......................................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 EU Money for Spain ..............................................................36 So Now You Know ............................................................................38 A Predicted Tsunami .......................................................40 Reducing the Cost of Electricity .....................................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

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pain leads EU countries in the number of people fully vaccinated which was 75% on Friday, September 17th, compared to the average of 60%. Spain is also ahead of the UK where children aged 12-15 are to be vaccinated shortly, and it is “hoped” that parents will encourage their children to do this. Spanish schools have re-opened, and in a news item we explain that COVID-19 safety measures are still in place. As regards the age group 12-19 in Spain, 84% had received the first dose and 63% were fully vaccinated. On the same date in the UK, only 52% of the age group 18-29 were fully vaccinated. The European Medical Agency are expected to approve the reduced strength Pfizer vaccine for the age group 0-11 very soon, and Spain is preparing to start these vaccinations. Figures are very good in our autonomous community of Andalucía and numbers published on Sunday, September 19th relating to Friday, September 17th were that 77% of the population were fully vaccinated and 91% over the age of 12 had received their first dose, with over 1 million vaccinations dispensed in Almería province. Residents of Spain have embraced the idea that vaccinations are a very good thing to have, and there have been no major anti-COVID-19 vaccination demonstrations like those that have taken place in France. The cost of electricity bills is still very much in the news, and last month we explained why there is a wide fluctuation from day to day. In an article this month we explain the measures the Spanish government have put in place to try to reduce the cost, and future objectives. This is not a problem unique to Spain, but prices here are more than in other EU countries. On the weekend of September 18th-19th energy bosses in the UK met up with government representatives to try to ensure that prices could be controlled. The meetings were described as “routine”, but as they took place over the weekend, this was obviously not true. The major provider of turkeys, Bernard Matthews, is warning people that turkeys may well

be in short supply this Christmas if the cost of gas remains high and CO2 supplies dry up. CO2 is essential for the humane slaughter of turkeys and refrigeration cooling.

The relaxation in COVID-19 tests for UK residents who have been fully vaccinated is obviously good news, but they still apply to the non-vaccinated tourists. As can be seen from some of the statistics we give above, there are still many people who are not fully vaccinated. As we mention in an ‘In the News” item, the percentage numbers given in the UK were initially just for adults, but are now from age 16. In Spain the percentage numbers relate to the whole population, not just an age group. October 12th in Spain is a national fiesta date, ‘Día de la Hispanidád’, that was formerly ‘Christopher Columbus Day’. In our July magazine we detailed extensive research being done at Granada University to establish his true identity and nationality, and their conclusion will be published on October 12th. Monday, November 1st is a national fiesta date to celebrate ‘All Saints Day’ to remember those who have died. People go to the cemetery, spruce up the niches belonging to their relatives, take flowers and light hundreds of candles. October 7th is a fiesta day in Mojácar as it is the saint’s day, ‘Virgen de Rosario’, the female patron saint, and Turre have a fiesta through the first weekend in October in honour of their patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. The clocks go back one hour on October 31st.

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In the News La Palma Volcanic Eruption After 10 days and over 16,000 tremors that increased in intensity, the Cumbre Vieja volcano near the southwest coast of La Palma in the Canary Islands erupted at 3pm on September 19th. Seismologists and geologists put the epicentre of the eruption 6km below the surface with an intensity on the Richter scale of 4.2. Residents in the immediate area were on an orange alert for the evacuation plan that was immediately put in place. There are no large centres of population and the plan called for the initial evacuation of 1,000 people, then 2,000, then 5,000 with a potential for a total of 10,000 people. In one of the six municipalities where 700 people were evacuated, 500 of them were tourists staying in a hotel. There were eruptions from nine different fissures, and lava flow destroyed houses and cut off roads. On September 21st it was reported that 183 houses had been destroyed and the number was increasing every hour. The damage to property, infrastructure and agriculture was described as being “enormous.” The latest major eruption was at a new site 900m from the main ones and volcanologists stated that there might well be some activity over a period of two to three months. This volcano last erupted in 1971, was very active for ten days and claimed one life. Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish Prime Minister, postponed plans to go to New York and went to the scene. The UME, the special branch of the Spanish army that deal solely with different types of emergencies, were mobilised and went there on a specially chartered ferry.

vaccinations for people who have recovered from contracting the virus has been reduced from a wait of six months to four months. Persons aged 12-19 who had not yet had their first dose were also included in the total. The authorities issued pleas on social media and in the press for any person who had not been vaccinated to come forward, and they stated that many people could not be contacted because they had changed their mobile phone number and not updated their health records. The number of people who are not prepared to have the vaccinations is not known, but is considered to be very low and statistically negligible. It was stated that the 14 major vaccination points in the province were scheduled to be shut down at the end of September but would remain open if necessary. The health authority thanked all the municipalities who had helped with organising the location of the centres and provided assistants and local police to oversee the people attending.

Almería Airport Figures

Numbers for September are not yet available, but in August the airport handled 52,300 passengers which was 97% more than in August last year. Despite this increase, in comparison to 2019, the 52,300 total was only 59%. Numbers have been going up since May and in July there were 42,300 passengers. During August 10 airline companies brought passengers from 15 destinations including Seville and Melilla that are routes subsidised by the Junta de Andalucía. In many cases, low-cost airlines will stop their flights at the end of October until March next year, when Good Vaccination Progress hopefully passenger numbers will increase At the end of the second week in September, the substantially. health authorities in Almería city published the current figures for vaccinated people. 1,050,000 vaccines Relaxed COVID-19 Tests had been administered and 568,000 people had The scrapping of some tests regarding UK travellers received vaccinations at the 14 large special sites or from October 4th is good news for those people in hospitals or health centres. These figures are who have been double vaccinated. Travel bosses say considered to be excellent as they have all been that it should have been done sooner. When it was administered in an eight-month period. 84% of announced however, only 52% of people aged 18-29 persons aged 12-19 had received at least one had been double vaccinated, far less than in Spain. vaccination and 63% were double vaccinated, and We have to remember that figures in the UK for the this percentage is the best in Andalucía. 75,000 people percentage of people vaccinated were initially adults had not received any vaccination, but 12,000 had and now people over the age of 16. In Spain the been tested and had antibodies. The time period for figures relate to the whole population, not just an

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In the News age group, and Spain leads the number of people vaccinated in the EU.

Popular Spanish Cars The car market is still going through a bad patch, but cars made in Spain are in the list of the most popular top ten cars in the EU. Sales of the Volkswagen Polo are in 3rd place, the Volkswagen TCross is in 5th place and the Peugeot 2008 is in 10th place. The Dacia Sandero is the most popular car in Spain and France, and sales in Germany have gone up by 15% and 24% in Rumania. Sales of electric cars are steadily improving, but nothing too startling, and sales of diesel cars from July 2020 to July 2021 are down by 8%. However, current total sales of all Mojácar Residential Home cars in the EU are only the same as in 2012. At a special council meeting, the contract to run the new residential home in Mojácar was awarded to the The ‘Yeso’ Lorry By-Pass company ‘Arquisocial’ who were considered to have In 2011 a project to construct a dedicated road for submitted the best proposals from the three the heavy lorries taking ‘yeso’(gypsum) from the A- companies who put forward bids. The company will 7 motorway to Garrucha port was shelved because run the home for a period of fifteen years, and the of lack of funds. It is now being resurrected with contract can be extended for further five-year periods the aim that work starts in 2022. The bypass will be up to a maximum of 25 years, with the agreement 8km long, and the lorries that make up to 500 of Mojácar town hall. The centre has a constructed journeys there and back every weekday, on the area of 2,750m2 on a plot of 10,000m2 and is situated existing A-370 road from Los Gallardos, would have behind the part of Mojácar known as El Palmeral on the exclusive use. A spokesperson from the Junta the Garrucha road. It will have temporary or permanent de Andalucía (the governing body for Almería accommodation for 60 people. There will be six single province) explained that the bypass was badly needed, rooms and 27 double rooms, all en-suite, a central particularly taking into account the proposed social area for all the residents and two rooms where expansion at Garrucha port. The port is one of the meals can be taken. A special area will have a nurse, busiest in Spain for this type of operation, and in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, a doctor’s office, 2020 a total of 7.1 billion tonnes of yeso was exported mental health assistance and a pharmacy. A separate on 362 cargo ships. This came to a total turnover day centre, not part of the main building, will have for the mining companies of 45 million euros. The room for 20 people. It is intended that the facility pandemic did not affect this and 2020 figures were opens next spring. 7% up on 2019. The yeso mines are 30km from Garrucha and the yeso is exported principally to A Rise in the Minimum Wage Africa and the US. Apart from yeso the port also The Spanish Prime Minister announced on August handles limestone, crushed marble and gravel. The 31st that he would make an “imminent” notification yeso mines at Sorbas are the second largest in the that the minimum wage was being increased so that world, and estimates are that there is a sufficient it would take effect from September. This had been quantity to be extracted for the next 80 years. The postponed partly because of the pandemic, and also Garrucha municipality does not received any ‘IBI’ at the request of employer federations who thought (rates) from the land used at this area of the port that with the economic problems now was not the as it is run by the Andalucía Public Ports Agency who time to introduce a rise. It took a couple of weeks before there was an agreement between the claim ownership!

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In the News government and employer federations and unions, who wanted a higher amount. It was eventually announced that from September 1st until the end of December there would be an increase of 15 euros per month, 31 euros per month in 2022 and a total amount of 1,017 euros per month in 2023 with 14 payments per year. We comment in an article on the EU requirements that Spain has to introduce before the next 10 billion euros, which is part of the EU rescue package, is advanced in December.

125,000 Cannabis Plants Seized The Guardia Civil Police have a department called ‘Seprona’ who deal with agriculture, cultivation matters such as compliance with insecticide regulations, animal bird and marine welfare, and spotting illegal houses built on land that is specially protected. In early September they concluded an operation that started when it was determined that a claim that cannabis was being grown for industrial and medical use in an agricultural unit under cover in Níjar was not true. Raids revealed that there were 125,000 cannabis plants from 1 to 1.5m tall in seven large units, that makes it the largest cannabis farm discovered in Spain. A further raid was carried out at another unit where the cannabis was being dried and made ready for transport. The production of cannabis for industrial or medical use in Spain is strictly controlled with special growing and export licences as there is no company in Spain that is authorised to carry out the next stages. Following the raids six people appeared in court and were released on bail.

Vehicle Documentation The ‘DGT’ (Spanish traffic authority) are reminding drivers that they need to have certain documentation that they can show to police if they are stopped. The most important, of course, is a current driving licence that is applicable to the type of vehicle you are driving. The next one is the ‘Permiso de circulación’ that is renewed every time a vehicle changes hands and shows the registered owner and their address. If a vehicle has to have the periodic ‘ITV’(MOT) tests there has to be the document from when it was last tested. The stickers on windscreens show the year and the month when the next test is due, but the

document from the ITV centre has more information, such as the mileage when it was last tested, and a photograph of the vehicle with the numberplate. The fourth document is not strictly necessary, and this is the insurance paperwork that shows the current premium has been paid. Traffic police can tell from information available to them via their onboard computers, as to whether there is a policy in force and with which company. Their advice however is that it is a good idea to keep the current paperwork in the vehicle showing when the insurance was last renewed and the dates it is in force. If a driver pays for the renewal of their policy with a direct debit from a bank account, some insurance companies will not automatically provide the up-to-date paperwork. If not, you should ask your insurance company to email this to you, or collect it from their offices.

Mojácar Lighthouse in Action On September 22nd the lighthouse in Garrucha went out of services after 140 years, and the new one in Mojácar took over. The lighthouse is on the highest point behind Marina de la Torre and Mojácar will feature on all new maritime maps. Apart from a linked equipment storage facility there is a viewing area and small garden. The land was donated by Mojácar town hall.

Another Change in Inheritance Laws In recent years there have been important changes in the inheritance laws in Andalucía that have greatly benefitted inheritors. A few years ago, if a person inherited a property that was the main home of the person who died, they could not sell it for 10 years without incurring a tax based on the value. This was then reduced to two years, but from September 3rd there is no time limit at all. This is good news, particularly with the recent rise in house prices. The amount of inheritance tax in Andalucía is now nil in the case of a direct relative who inherits from their spouse or a parent, with an upper limit on the amount of money that is very generous at no more than 1 million euros per inheritor. For people in a non-married partnership that is considered stable, where there is the intention that property or goods will be left to the other partner in a will, it is essential that they register themselves as being a ‘pareja de hecho’,

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In the News which is a civil partnership. This can be done through almost all town halls in Spain, providing that at least one of the persons is on the ‘padrón’ (the official list of inhabitants in a municipality). This ensures that the two people in the partnership have the same inheritance rights as a married couple. If not, as there is no direct legal relationship, the amount of inheritance tax can be very high, and without a will family members take precedence. Businesses in Spain that deal with legal matters will help people to process this registration. Apart from inheritance tax exemption, a ‘pareja de hecho’ gives rights to a widow’s pension.

More Wind Turbine Blades The company ‘Eblades Technology SL’ in Granada has contracts to supply wind turbine blades to a large German company. They transport them with great difficulty on special lorries to Almería port, where they are shipped to the Cuxhaven port in Germany. During early September 18 blades came to the port, three of them 40m in length, and the other 15 were 61m in length. Each lorry can transport two blades and they have a police escort, travelling during the night to minimise traffic problems. When being loaded onto the ship two very large cranes carefully do this in tandem.

An Italian TV Documentary The ‘RAI Due’ television channel in Italy is the second largest with an audience of more than 2 million. They recently came to Almería and the Tabernas region to make a film entitled ‘Kalipe’ about the Sergio Leone “spaghetti western” films made at Tabernas and the Clint Eastwood trilogy, “A Fist-full of Dollars”, “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. They also toured the location where “Once upon a Time in the West” was filmed and “Duck, you Sucker!”, the last film made by Sergio Leone. The film crew and their director spent several days filming in the area highlighting the natural beauty of the desert and the special daytime light that fascinated Sergio Leone. The filming was organised by the Almeria Province Tourist Office, the Andalucía Tourist Department and the Spanish ‘Turespaña’ organisation working with the ‘OET’ office in Rome. A spokesperson from the Almería Tourist Office stated that the

documentary would be an important introduction to ‘Costa Almería’ and ‘Almería land of film’ for Italian viewers, and he was sure that Italian film-buffs would want to come to Almería themselves.

Major Transplants in Spain Despite the pandemic, Spain led the transplant figures world-wide for the 29th year, and carried out 20% of all transplants in the EU, with a population that is only 9%. As in other years, the numbers in Spain were twice that of all transplants in Canada and Australia. In 2020, not a typical year, donors were 38 per 1 million head of population that is a very good figure in the circumstances, and is only a drop of 22% compared to 2019. With multiple organ donations, the number of transplants in Spanish hospitals is 95 per 1 million. In theory, in Spain, people have to “opt out” of organ donation, but in practice this is not the case at all. Following a death in a hospital relatives are approached to see if they will agree to transplants, and the numbers who agree are a very high percentage. The deceased person may have told their relatives that they want to be donors, or they carry the Spanish donor card. Since 2019 all adults in the UK are presumed to have agreed for transplants to be made, unless they have specifically opted out.

Back To School Spain is taking a very different path to the UK, where the only thing happening when pupils return to school is regular testing with all restrictions lifted. The Spanish Education Minister has announced that “until the situation improves”, the restrictions in Spanish schools will be the same as those in place at the end of the last school year. Children over the age of six have to wear masks with “bubble” groups and a 1.2m social distance. Ventilation of the classrooms has to be in place with a “cross-flow” if possible, from one side to the other. There will still be staggered entry and exit times and at playtimes and mealtimes, if this applies. Before the schools went back, 84% of persons aged 12-19 had received at least one vaccination and 63% were double vaccinated. In the UK vaccinations were finally approved for the age group 12-15 but not before they had started school. There is a proposal in Andalucía (that will also apply to the rest of Spain), that during October and early November, all children

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third dose was available and intended to complete the vaccinations over a three-day weekend period. The European Medical Agency has stated that a booster jab for pensioners in general is not considered to be necessary at this time, and the protection against getting COVID-19 a second time, for people who had the full vaccination, is still very high. Pfizer have already started distribution of their booster vaccine that is different to the normal ones, and is being administered in some countries including the UK.

The Tabernas Almería Western Film Festival The 11th year of this festival takes place from October 8th-11th. The event takes place in Tabernas and the filming locations at Oasys Mini Hollywood and Fort Bravo Texas. The Italian actor Franco Nero, born in 1941, has been selected to receive the Tabernas Film Garland for 2021. He has appeared in 220 films and five major western films at Tabernas in the 1960s and 1970s. He became famous in 1966 when he starred in the film ‘Adiós Texas’ directed by Ferdinando Baldi. The actor has stated that western films are in his blood, and he is delighted to come to Tabernas to receive his prize and return to Almería. As in other years, the organisers are very late in publishing their full programme.

Third Vaccinations The Spanish Health Minister announced in early September that following approval from the European Medical Agency it was intended that booster vaccinations were introduced. This would have applied to pensioners and those people suffering from an immune deficiency. A few days later, the European Medical Agency approved a third vaccination of the normal type, not a booster vaccination, for people with immune deficiency. In Spain there are 100,000 people which includes 60,000 that have had organ transplants, 20,000 that have had a bone marrow transplant, and people receiving special drugs that decrease their immune response from chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis and some rheumatoid arthritis treatment. The various health authorities in the autonomous communities immediately started notifying these people that a

Vélez Blanco Castle Patio The 16th century castle at Vélez Blanco is considered an outstanding example of the architectural renaissance period. There was a large two storey screen that separated the military area from the domestic area known as the “Patio de Honor”. It was built by Italian workers who used the white marble from Macael. In 1904 the complete patio screen was dismantled and sold to a French art merchant who sold it on to the American millionaire and art lover George Blumenthal. On his death he donated it to the New York Metropolitan Museum, where it remains on display. The Junta de Andalucía bought the castle in 2005 as it is considered a cultural jewel of great significance, and suggestions were made that a replica patio screen was constructed. In 2008 during hours when the museum was shut, Spanish technicians completed a complete 3-D scan that cost 246,000 euros, and the cost of the replica screen is given as

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In the News being three million euros. In July 2019 the Cultural Department of the Junta de Andalucía announced that they were applying for European grants to cover the cost, and they hoped this would be forthcoming in the period 2021-2026. The organisation “Friends of Vélez Blanco Castle” are trying to put pressure on the Junta de Andalucía to come up with a concrete proposal with an early date for the work being started, and they organised a large petition this August. Various marble companies in Macael have agreed to donate the marble needed for the reconstruction.

The EU Cancels Their AstraZenica Boycott When the initial doses of the AstraZenica vaccine ordered by the EU were not delivered in the contract time period, the EU went to court. AstraZenica agreed to step up production and complete the delivery, but the EU stated that they were not giving the company any more orders. In early September the EU announced that they had negotiated with AstraZenica the purchase of 200 million doses and had been assured that they would all be delivered on time. The advantage of the AstraZenica vaccine is that compared to other vaccines it is very much cheaper, and doses do not need special freezing.

From Seville to Kabul Televised pictures of military aircraft collecting people from Kabul airport showed the military version of the Airbus, the A4000M. These planes are quite distinct as they have four propellors and they are all assembled in Seville. Ones in use came from the Spanish Ministry of Defence and the RAF. The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, granted a request from President Biden that planes could land at La Rota US base in Cádiz, and the Móron de la Frontera base near Seville, and the 4,000 refugees were then transported to the US during the next 14 days. Specialist army personnel from the Spanish UME division, who deal solely with emergencies such as forest fires, earthquakes and major flooding, erected marquee-type structures to house the refugees. Following the earthquake in Lorca, the UME designed and built a modular fibreglass structure with electricity connected and air-conditioning, capable of housing people for a six-month period if necessary. They can be transported and put in use in a matter of hours.

Any number of them can be connected together to provide the required space.

COVID-19 Figures In Almería Province The Health Authorities in Almería province announced in September that during the pandemic there has been a total of 900 deaths. The number of people admitted to the three hospitals was 4,300, and 740 of these were in intensive care. 70% of these needed to be put on a respirator, which was a major factor of the disease, owing to severe breathing difficulties, and 30% of these people died with complications due to age and factors such as obesity. María Isabel Rodríguez Higueras, who is the spokesperson for the health authority intensive care units, stressed that whilst the vaccinations were very effective in combating serious illness, they were not a complete solution. Since vaccination started, 40% of people in intensive care had received one dose of the vaccines, or both. María urges people to continue with good practices such as hand washing, avoiding crowds, wearing a mask outdoors where there are a lot of people (such as markets) and observing sensible social distancing. She stressed that hospitals were still refining their treatment of COVID-19 that is continually evolving as they learnt more about the effects of the disease and their response to drugs and other procedures.

No Problems with Brexit In the first six months of 2021, exports from Almería province went up by 10% compared to 2020 with sales of 2.7 billion euros. Europe was the major market with 690 million euros from goods destined for Germany, and despite Brexit, exports to the UK totalled 380 million euros which was a rise of 32%. Sales to France are usually more than the UK and these came to 337 billion euros that was still an increase on the 2020 figures. The USA has become a major market with 200 million euros of goods that was up 38%. Sales to Israel only accounted to 21 million euros, but this is 2.5 times the amount obtained in 2020. Fruit and veg sales amounted to just under 60% of all sales, followed by dried fruit, stone (including synthetic surfaces), yeso (gypsum), ceramic goods, manufactured plastic items, flowers and plants. Comparing exports from Almería province to imports,

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No Known Identity From 2016 -2020, there are 56 persons who have died in Almería province without any identification. Some of these are the boat people who die on the journey to Spain in unsafe and overloaded boats, and when bodies are found in a boat the Red Cross carefully question survivors to see if the identity of the dead people can be established. If they are washed up on beaches with no identification, finding out who they are is often impossible. All the people who have died without their identity being known have an initial autopsy carried out to determine the cause of death, and a DNI sample is put through the various data banks in Spain and in the countries where they are thought to have come from, to see if there is any match. Eventually, with no information as to the identity a court rules that they can be buried, and this becomes the responsibility of the municipality where their bodies were discovered. In Almería city they are interred in a special part of the cemetery and the cost of the funeral is paid for from public funds.

Paying With Plastic and Tips During the pandemic there has been a large increase in clients paying with credit or debit cards, particularly in the bar and restaurant trade. It is now quite normal that 70%-80% of clients paying for a meal have decided to use their cards instead of cash. A spokesperson for the Spanish Association of Restaurant owners thinks that in general this is a

good thing, as employees presenting a bill habitually do this along with a credit card machine, and the transaction only needs one journey, instead of up to three with a cash payment. A feature of the new method of paying is that clients are still leaving tips from loose change they have in their pockets. There was an initial fear that tips might go down drastically which affects the extra money that employees are given, but this is not the case. Tourists are still the best tippers!

The Cost of Insurance For Cars A Spanish search-engine giving the cost of car insurance has published a league table of the most expensive and the cheapest cars to insure, using figures from the ‘Association of Vehicle Insurers’. Surprisingly, the most expensive one is the Audi 80 car from the 1990s as spare parts are very expensive and in short supply. The amounts they quote are the basic cost without any discounts, and for the Audi it is 1,400 euros. The next most expensive are the Subaru Impreza costing 1,200 euros and the Nissan 350Z costing 1,170 euros. There are a lot of accidents with these cars partly because they are popular with younger drivers. The BMW Series 7 and the Audi A7 Sportback are both slightly over the 1,100 euros cost despite their level of equipment and initial purchase price. The cheapest car to insure is the Lada Niva that will cost about 260 euros, followed by the Suzuki Samurai at 280 euros and then the Seat Marbella that will cost about 320 euros.

Less ATM Bank Machines During the pandemic, various bank branches have closed after fusions with other banks, and there are far fewer ATM machines. This also applies to many that were in shopping centres, train and bus stations. Members of the public have used the cash points a lot less than in 2019, as health advice was not to handle notes and coins if this could be avoided. Since the pandemic there are 1,700 less terminals so the total has come down to 49,000, slightly more than in 2012, but in 2008 there were 62,000. In another news item we explain how restaurant owners are seeing a large increase in payments by cards, which they think is a good thing. The number of credit card machines in use in businesses in the second quarter of 2021went up by 7% to total 2.1 million and there were 1.2 billion transactions that is an increase of 15%.

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n July 2020 the EU announced rescue packages for a post-pandemic recovery in member states and after Italy, Spain receives the most money. Over the six-year period until the end of 2026, Spain will be given 140 billion euros, of which 73 billion is a straight grant, and the remaining amount has to be repaid eventually.

that the employer then divides by 12. This makes the minimum wage up to 1,108 euros per month. (State pensioners in Spain are given these 14 payments via an extra month before the summer holidays and Christmas). Talks with employers and unions this September had a proposal that for the remaining months of 2021 the monthly increase would be 12-19 euros and 25-40 euros The money is paid in several tranches and this in 2022. The long-term aim is that in 2023 the August Spain received 9 billion euros, with another minimum wage will be 1,100 euros per month, 10 billion to be paid in December. As a condition with 14 payments per year. of receiving the money, Spain has to comply with proposals from the EU related to several “targets”. The major ones that have to be met before the end of this year are related to the labour market and pensions. Because of the pandemic, there has been a long period without any talks and they have to start again this September. As regards the labour market, the EU have been pressurising Spain for some time to cut down on the number of temporary work contracts. People with these contracts have no stable long-term employment prospects and obtaining a mortgage is impossible. Young people are also wary of signing a rental contract, and As regards pensions, since 2012 there has been many of them continue to stay in the family home. a rise each year of just 0.25%, regardless of inflation which was taken into account before Spain has told the EU that they will commit 2.4 2012. Pensions will be index linked to the rise in billion euros in 2022 to cut down on temporary the cost of living again, currently about 3%, with contracts being continually renewed, with a limit November being the reference month. Pensions on the number of times this can be done. This from January 1st the following year will go up by money will also be used to encourage employers this amount, but supposing the cost of living goes to give their workers permanent contracts by down one year, this will not affect the pension. means of financial incentives, and 765 million euros will be set aside to help young unemployed To discourage people from retiring early, anyone people to find work. 2 billion euros will be used to retiring at age 63 will lose about 20% of the re-train people who have lost their jobs, particularly pension they would receive if they retired at the in the age group 45-55, who have great difficulty minimum age of 66 in 2021. A person putting off finding a job if they become unemployed. their retirement will clock up an additional 4% each year, paid in a lump sum when they do retire. Another proposal, not too high on the EU list of There is not a complete agreement to these requirements is the raising of the minimum wage, pension changes between the various political currently at 950 euros per month. In reality, there parties, so there will very likely be some spirited are 14 payments per year with two extra months debates until any concrete changes are agreed.

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So Now You Know... The First Parachutes Leonardo de Vinci is credited with the idea of coming up with a parachute, but it had existed in China for a very long time. In the 1st century BC, writings refer to the Emperor Shun who reputedly took his son to the top of a tall building when he decided to kill him by burning the building down. Legend has it that the son used various Chinese hats that he held when he jumped off and this broke his fall. Later stories refer to criminals escaping from Chinese police by going up a tall building and jumping off using a similar system. In 200 BC Chinese acrobats reputedly used parachutes to entertain the nobility in a circus-like event. James Bond Ian Fleming was attached to the British Naval Intelligence Division during World War II and James Bond debuted in Ian Fleming’s novel Casino Royale in 1953. Ian Fleming explained the creation of Bond: “I extracted the Bond plots from my wartime memories, dolled them up, attached a hero, a villain, and a heroine, and there was the book.” The novel was adapted for television in 1954, featuring Barry Nelson as 007. The first official 007 movie, Dr No, was released in 1962 starring Sean Connery. Figures from viewing numbers over the years show that the equivalent of half the world’s population have seen at least one Bond movie. Measuring Time In the 2nd millennium, the Babylonians adopted a numbering system of base 60 from the Sumerians. It used multiples of 1, 60 and 3,600 that each had their own written down columns. They applied this to daily life and it was used for the number of degrees in a circle and the number of days in a year. Other nations adopted it rather than introduce their own system, and it became the standard particularly used by astronomers, who kept this is place up to the 16th century. Eventually their base 60 system was used to calculate measurements of time, and it was decided that there were 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa The 56m tall Leaning Tower of Pisa stands in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracle Square) in the town of Pisa, Italy, and there are 296 steps to the belfry. Soon after building started in 1173, the foundation of the Pisa tower settled unevenly. Construction was stopped, and work started again 100 year later. It then became visibly clear that the Tower of Pisa was leaning, tilting to the south. Measuring of the tower began in 1911 and the top of the tower has moved 1.2 millimetres (0.05 ins) per year. In 1990 the tower was found to be 5.5 degrees off the vertical and major work took place from 19932001 that reduced it down to 3.3 degrees. The First Video Games The first video game was invented by Willy Higginbotham. In the early 1940s he worked on advanced radar displays for B28 bombers and went on to work for the Manhattan Project where he designed the timing mechanism for the first atomic bomb. In 1958, bored at work one day, he designed a tennis game simulation, the world’s first video game, called ‘Tennis for Two’. Game development on main frame computers continued through the years, with ‘Spacewar!’ being one of the first and certainly one of the best-known games. Launched in 1962, it was programmed by Steven Russell on a DEC PDP-1 mainframe computer. Washington’s Birth Year In September 1752, the Julian calendar was replaced with the Gregorian calendar in Great Britain and its American colonies. It was eleven days behind the Gregorian calendar, so September 14th followed September 2nd on the day of the change. September 3rd to the 13th didn’t exist. This affected the US President George Washington who was born on February 11th, 1731, but the anniversary of his birth is February 22nd because of the eliminated eleven days. At the same time, New Year’s Day was changed from March 25th to January 1st. This meant that according to the new calendar, Washington was born in 1732!

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A Predicted Tsunami

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be level 7. The really bad-news conclusion is that a very major vertical movement earthquake of the same intensity would cause a tsunami that could be 6m high in the area from Adra to Motril, reducing down to 2m as it reached the coast of Málaga and Melilla.

lmería province has had many earthquakes and tremors and one of the most serious was in November 1518 at Vera. There had been tremors since the June, but the November earthquake effectively levelled Vera to the extent that the city was moved to a new location, with 165 people killed. Other places affected that June and July were Albox, Cantoria and Huércal-Overa, and during the November earthquake part of the city wall and ten houses were demolished in Mojácar. The major continual hotspot is in the Alborán sea off the coastal town of Adra, 50km from Almería city in the area of the province known as El Poniente. In September 1522, there was an earthquake in the sea that seismologists have calculated to be 6.5 on the Richter scale, and in 1804 a major earthquake in the sea has been estimated to be level 6.7. Any earthquake above 6.5 is very serious and as a comparison, the 2011 earthquake in Lorca city that very severely damaged 5% of all buildings, with nine deaths, was 5.2 on the scale.

Adra coast

The latest tremors and a 5.1 earthquake took place at the end of August, and during July and August seismologists measured 1,500 “events” that always affect the coastal areas of Motril, Granada, Málaga and Melilla to a lesser extent. The major activity in the Alborán sea is caused by the Al-Adrissi / Alverros fault that extends for 100km. The tectonic plate of Iberíca, part of the Eurasian one, and the African plate continually move horizontally against each other, up to 5mm a year.

Adra town hall has had special regulations in place for many years that require the structural strength of new buildings to be able to withstand earthquakes, and the police, civil defence, fire service and the Red Cross have periodic training sessions designed to ensure a quick response. A team of 300 people, with operatives drafted in from other areas, assume that there has been an earthquake that measures 5 on the Richter scale with the epicentre 2km below the surface of the sea. They practice how to deal with 300 people that would be in need of major and minor medical assistance, large numbers of homeless people who would need immediate help in temporary accommodation such as special marquees, and how to react to the loss of services.

A major study by seismologists and geologists has been published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’. Their conclusion after extensive computer modelling and the study of previous events is that there is a distinct possibility of a vertical movement of the two plates, and if it was 7 on the Richter scale it would cause a tsunami. Their research and mapping of the Alborán seabed and rock samples, concludes that this happened in 365AD with a vertical movement of 5.4m that would certainly

The seismologists are convinced that their computer modelling is completely accurate, but it cannot predict when a tsunami will occur. Their conclusion is that there might only be a period of 20-35 minutes from the earthquake to the tsunami arriving. The report emphasises that “early warning” systems as they exist today are not capable of giving a meaningful prior warning, and better ones need to be put in place as a matter of urgency.

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he really “hot potato” since July has been the will fall even more dramatically, but in the UK, VAT spiralling cost of electricity that affects on electricity is only 5%. domestic consumers and industry. Pedro Sánchez, Spain’s Prime Minister, made the bold claim in August that by the end of 2021 the cost will go down to that of 2018. This is extremely ambitious, with further very large increases in cost during September. In an article last month, we explained how the cost of electricity and gas is fixed every 24hrs following a “pool” auction for supply and demand, and is expressed as the cost of 1 Mw/h (1 million watts for one hour). We explained that on two days in August this cost had risen to 117.4 euros per Mw/h that was extremely high. This paled into insignificance on September 17th when the price had steadily gone up to the hourly average of 188 euros per Mw/h, more than three times the price of 55.5 euros on September 17th 2020. It has been announced that urgent investigation will be undertaken to reduce our reliance on the “pool” system that fluctuates so much. Our bills reflect the way electricity is produced, and on September 15th when the cost was 172 euros per Mw/h, wind farms only provided 6% of the electricity needed. Last January 31st, the cost of 1Mw/h was 89 céntimos, as wind farms provided 48% of electricity, 8% came from photovoltaic (solar) panels, 21% from nuclear power stations, and no electricity was needed from coal or gas sources. The proposal from the Spanish Minister for the Ecological Transition is major investment in renewable energy, but this is a long-term objective. The electricity supply companies are making large profits when the pool price goes up. Pedro Sánchez complains that this is totally unacceptable and they have to pay most of this profit back. IVA (VAT) on electricity bills has already been reduced from 21% down to 10%, with no date when this will end, but there are calls for it to be reduced to 4%. This means that the revenue from the tax

There are other taxes that can be played with, and electricity companies have to pay the taxman a 7% “generation tax” on their profit. A consumer does not pay this 7%, but some of it is reflected in our bills. Until at least the end of the year this tax has been scrapped, and the supply companies are supposed to pass on a reduction in cost. Looking at our electricity bills, the top amount is the cost for the amount of power “potencia”, coming into our house or business. This is added to the cost of the electricity “energía consumida” we have used, and we pay a 5.11% straight tax on this total, except that this is then subject to IVA. This tax is the same as the ones we pay on fuel, tobacco or alcohol. On September 14th the 5.11% was reduced down to 0.5%, the lowest rate that is allowed in the EU, and this will have a direct effect in slightly reducing our bills. Most of this 5% tax is distributed between the autonomous communities, in our case Andalucía, so the government is proposing to refund the communities this amount of money so that their income does not suffer. Tinkering with the taxes we pay for electricity and gas will have an effect on our bills, but considerable changes will have to be made for a substantial reduction.

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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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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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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 .........................................................608 Safes & Security (Dean)...........................................666 SE Telecoms ..............................................................697

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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 Alison .......................................................................630 Anushree Krementz .................................................672 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 Dee Butler (Albox) ................................................….663 Delfos Gallery (Mojácar) …........................................647 Evie Fox ................................................................ 603 Isabel Raths (Bedar) ................................................677 Jeremy Fox-Rayner ...................................................653 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) .........................950 478383 / 600 Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 MarianMay Simpson …...........................………..……629 Melanie .....................................................................638 Miki ...........................................................................628 Pink House (La Concepción)................ 622 288750 / 681 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 930757 / 671

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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 BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds Dan (Almanzora area) ................................................692 596681 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 BOATS & NAUTICAL 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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J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Mario the Handyman ................................................642 245017 M13 ............................................................................657 105084 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Nail It ........................................................................621 252997 PR Building Services ................................................662 422170 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 Sierra Construcción .................................................611 028716 Valoser Obras .............................................................642 016954

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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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Natural Health (Mojácar) ............UK 0783 4872273 / 658 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 Sue Osman (Therapist) ……...............950 473021 / 600 Susan Hales (Tarot) ............................................... 643 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 Dr. Wanda Broeshart ................................................610

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CRAFTS Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 R.F. (Marquetry) .....................................................711 003476 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095

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

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

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

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

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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 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................………….950 479502 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 Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 All Skas ....................................................................635 333387 Amy Amy Amy Tribute Band ....................................645 886919 Andy Owen ...............................................................634 370388 Ashley Cathcart .......................................................693 486788 Bob Rock ...................................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee (Singer/Guitarist) ..............................610 855964 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Carl Lewis ...............................................................634 364041 Carol George (Female Vocalist) ..............................634 285009 D n A Accoustic Duo .................................................634 366372 Debbie Davis ............................................................694 438917 Dominic Doolittle .......................................................634 353525 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band ............................666 310251 Emma Wild ..............................................................642 276385 Flamenco Dancer (English speaking) ...............687480694 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Free Ride ...............................................................606 127424 Funky Nomad ..........................................................643 256459 Geoff Murrell ..............................................................699 462859 GuitarMac ( Guitar/Vocals ) .....................................634 340476 Harmony Duo .........................................................687 340544 Jack Law .................................................................689 750176 Jill Farmiloe (Female vocalist) .................................607 443908 JuJu Entertainment ............................950 950797 / 697 462746 John Vincent - Sinatra tribute ..................................642 097532 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kayleigh Easton (vocals) ...................................... 642 581198 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268 Loose Change ..............................................................671 754851 Marilyn Shipley ........................................................722 300797 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Maximum Output Karaoke /Disco ............................697 317557 Melanie Howard-Coles ............................................607 324624 Mel J (Female Vocalist) ........................................664 111990 Melodee (Duo) ................................610 855964 / 664 111990 Melodeemusic (Backing Tracks & Recording Studio).....610 855 964 Menta & Canela Duo ..............................................645 886919 Pedro Clemente .........................................................678 752178 Phil and The Invisibles ..................... 950 475752 / 651 045120 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Roadrunner (duo) ......................... 628 122363 / 684 330431 Robin Lamble ..........................................................602 469425

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

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 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 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 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

Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Mojácar Estates (See p.41)......................................950 478935

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

Españarural (Albox) ............................950 102505 / 654 359607

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

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

EXCAVATION Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Bob (Mini digger) (Albox) ..........................................642 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) (See back cover)950 475800 / 607 146352 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 Next Stop Almería (See p.3)..............950 617518 / 678 034651 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ............950 133508 / 628 585538

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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

Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) ................................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 SYM Spain (Albox) .................................................951 250574 Sonia Cantalejo Bueno (Energy Certs.)......................608 147640 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871 Spanish Hideaways (Oria) ....................634 366672 / 676 604008 Spain Assured .....................................950 469622 / 634 300020 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)...................950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ............................…..950 618209 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) .....................................................609 626140 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) ............................950 472430 / 610 053563

Andinas Buggy Treks ..............................................645 984122 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 760389 Day Tours Almería ............................651 592836 / 645 253155 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) ...........................................634 315074 Mojácar Jeep Tours .................................................611 028716 Mountain Biking Spain …...............……637 831509 / 661 178656 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) …..........……...……………..642 1185467

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AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 FABRICS Blacktower ...............................................................657 684094 Curtains with Style ...........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Material Girl Fabric Warehouse (Albox) ................0044 7393 665954 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) …....…...…950 478914 / 626 916443 FASHION Indalo Partners ........................................................950 472242 Dandara (Garrucha) ................................................950 617013 Kennedy Financial Services .....................................678 035992 Etcetera (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 532810 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078 Garabatis (Children's) (Mojácar Playa) …..........………670 035630 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 FIREPLACES H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 FITNESS & DANCE Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473222

See also Activities-Clubs-Associations Alison .....................................................................666 273168 Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre (Mojácar) ...............617 719913 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606 Javi Orta, personal trainer (Mojácar) .........................651 693681 Palme (Mojácar Playa) ............................................950 472813 Jova Sport Center (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473137 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

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

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 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 VaVa Yoga Studio (Vera) .........................................643 102335 Vicki’s Fitness & Slimming ........................................650 764623 Yoga therapies & slimming (Turre & Vera) ....................643 102335

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

FISH & CHIPS 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

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 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 468303 / 637 016107 The Best Catch (English Fish Supplier) ...................643 512369 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791

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 Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Dave ........................................................................634 351275 CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….............617 456259 / 617 456335 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 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 Gastronomía (Delicatessen) (Las Buganvillas) .......950 132048

You Can Always Find it in the Focus!

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

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Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)...........868 931872 / 671 715294 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs (See p.17)..........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ...........950 147763 Koala Furniture (Antas).................................….........950 392307 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 364795 Muebles Rodríguez (Los Llanos, Arboleas) …...........950 430778 Muebles La Simona (Garrucha) ...............................950 132443 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) .................... .............950 478102 Oak Furniture Spain .............................622 288750 / 681 095096 Sofa & Sofa (Las Buganvillas) ..........654 596247 / 654 596220 Unicraft (El Real, Antas) ............................................692 176069

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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GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Martin D’Archivio (Mojácar) .......................................635 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

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GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 The Tidy Gardener .................... 0044 7957167633 / 634 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634

Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Inspired (El Real, Antas) ....................................... 950 147763 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 855294 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745 459146 318369 GUTTERING 328911 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

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 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................643 Isabella (Vera Playa) ...............................................637 188901 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 Pralirium (Mojácar Playa) .............................................676 298043 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 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 133235 Elegance (Turre) ......................................................634 308877

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Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Forever Chic (Palomares)(See p.35) .....................601 634193 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Treatments (Ali) ...........................................634 308906 IIsabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Jenny’s Hair Design (Albox) .....................................620 447858 Kyra Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ...........950 106294 / 643 357906 Jing Nails .................................................................622 251432 Julian Hair Design ....................................................634 354507 Julie Rodriguez .......................................................634 338017 Kim White (Beauty)(Vera & Mobile) ………...……….637 149659 Lavender and Lemons ..............................................643 790511 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Miki Designe (Villaricos) ............................................635 867757 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Nicole Andreano (Las Buganvillas) ..........................675 622216

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 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 243561 Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) .................................642 118546 Opulence (La Alfoquía) …...........................................619 467295 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628 239696 Pascal Chevallier Emporium (Mojácar) ........................950 472790 HOTELS & HOSTALS Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .650 092766 / 950 618129 Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Pure Natural Deodorant ...........................................950 066163 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Hostal Muria (Villaricos) ..............................................642 050290 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Hostal Playa Azul (Villaricos) ................950 467075 / 609 386282 Shiatsu Centro de Terapia (Huércal Overa) .............671 851135 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 699973 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Sunlight Spain (Herbal Products) ...............................684 212474 Hotel - Casa Rural, Cortijo de la Media Luna (Mojácar) 950 478813 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ….........................................968 447125 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645 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 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131

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Hotel Valhalla (Carboneras) ......................................950 130444 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 La Esperanza (Mojácar Playa) ..........686 906624 / 606 916055 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250

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

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 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098 Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ……………….….952 476090

Liberty Seguros (Turre) ….................950 479568 / 620 179206 Liberty Seguros (See p.23)...........................................913 422549 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 Maxine Morgan Liberty Seguros (Las Buganvillas) ........669 074 996 Mojácar Insurance ...................................................634 323399

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Sol Insure ………..........................................………..950 472098 Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 INTERIOR DESIGN Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Evie Fox-Rayner ................................603 493163 / 653 714767 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Marisa .......................................................................636 179128 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes Mojácar Interpreting ................................................617 830513 Parsons Knows ........................................................672 668803 INTERNET TV Pedro ......................................................................655 510420 Connexions (Turre) ...............................................950 479502 Robert Boucher .........................................................693 618705 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Simply Solved ………...............................................663 327091 Europa Digital .......................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Ezetv .......................................................................950 091112 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 GSF Communications ................................................950 473102 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575 IPTV UK ....................................................................603 613918 IRONING IPTV Spain UKTV ...............................654 617496 / 699 386277 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 PC Playa (Mojácar) ......................................................634 356498 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 S E Telecoms ............................................................697 780499 Pressed for Time ......................................................711 065805 UKTV Almería ....................................850 993202 / 694 440184

JEWELLERY

INTERNET PROVIDERS

Castellón (Bédar) .................. ....................................642 435909 Albox Online ..........................................................950 091111 Jewellery Paula (Albox) ...........................................960 430871 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................…………..950 479502 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ........................................950 460636 Next .............................................................................950 479369 La Luna (Garrucha) .................................................950 132543 Plusnet ................................................744 610389 / 850 992555 KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET GSF Communications ...............................................950 473102 SITTING Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335 Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197

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

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

KEY CUTTING

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

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Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 KITCHENS 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 Artizan (Vera) (See p.2) ....................…950 390635 / 661 985310 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Cocinas El Real (Los Gallardos) .........639 036051 / 622 232186 Cocinas Puntocom (Huércal-Overa) ...950 921975 / 722 136950 Complete Renovations .....................644 389255 / 672 379960 Ergo Küchen (Huércal-Overa) ...................................636 447730 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 584405 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

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

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

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Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........………...……………950 472710 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................950 619039 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

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

LOGS FOR SALE

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

Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Firewood Arboleas .................................................647 932078 Las Norias Carden Centre (Los Gallardos) ..............670 215902 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) ….........................................616 044719 Lee (Arboleas) ...........................................................636 092632 Leñas Cazorla (Turre) ...............................................607 827783 Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy …........................................................619 070839 Palm Deliveries (Albox) .....................950 122416 / 686 966008 Phil (Arboleas) …........................................................634 328779 Potty Finca Services ............................950 163930 / 616 855294

LIGHTING

MARKETING

LEISURE ACTIVITIES and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Light & Luz (Vera) ...............................950 391804 / 686 457714 Edela Media (Social Media) (Mojácar) ....................607 146352 Mojácar Business (Social Media) ............................950 680110

LOCKSMITHS

24hr Locksmith (See next page) .........950 472982 / 658 828560

MASSAGE

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Acupuncture & Massage ..........................................637 120429 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Alternativa (Jessica Rippin) ......................................676 284170 Anushree (Cranio - Sacral -Therapy) ......................672 721096 Holistic Massage (Ali) ...............................................634 308906 Holistic Massage (Lorraine) ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Lymphatic Drainage & Cranio Sacral-Therapy (Gabi) 633 011442 Mike Sheehan (Neuromuscular Therapy) .....................657 050394 Oceanic Therapies (Mojácar) ......................................687 619239 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 P & D Metals ............................................................638 707406 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 006032 NURSING see also Home Carers The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638 900949 Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468

MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 NUTRITION Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Alternativa (Anne-Marie Pichon) ...............................666 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Ashlí (Naturopathic & nutritional therapies) ................643 Hispavan (Antas) (See p.45) .....................................687 845730 ONLINE MARKETING Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552 Donna González Linnitt .............................................699 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

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OPTICIANS

Federopticos (Aguilas) ……........................................968 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ..........................................950 Multiopticas Indalo (Garrucha) ...................................950 Multiopticas Indalo (Mojacar) .....................................950 Multiopticas Indalo (Campohermoso de Nijar) ............950 Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 NEWSAGENTS Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Opticas Indalo (Garrucha) ..........................................950

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

PAINTING & DECORATING

Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 130707 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 366200 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783 Opticalia (Albox) .....................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279

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

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

PET SHOPS & TRANSPORT La Tienda de Basilio Rubio (Albox) ...........................950 431592 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …..................……….667 562872 Mojácar Mascotas ......................................................679 411203

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Pet Tag Engraving ...................................................711 006027 Tucano Mascotas (Vera) ............................................650 292670 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 VetCare (Vera Playa) .................................................950 775102

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

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 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 PLASTERERS Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 David Pritchard Construcciones ..........617 698418 / 662 046497 Pukka plastering (Almanzora area) ...........................692 596681 PHYSIOTHERAPY Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 PLUMBERS Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 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

PODIATRISTS See Chiropodists & Podiatrists POOL COVERS

Fisiomar Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ....................667 425197 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Gabi Triebel (Mojácar Playa) ..............633 011442 / 950 472263 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255 Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 PICTURE FRAMING Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329 WS Cover ...................................................................667 480363 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE

PIZZERIAS

1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ................................……..950 450215 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064

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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

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

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

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

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 Exclusive Holiday Villas ..........................................950 092602 Findmeahome ....................................951 914195 / 636 266641 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258

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Holiday Letting Service ........................950 472903 / 627 565049 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Inmoterreros ...................................................................950 096180 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 863320 La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .......................950 699947 / 634 972377 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …...............................…636 903184 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915

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 Sunshine Villas............................………850 993202 / 694 440184 The Key ................................................................0044 7541 842710 Triton Property Services ..........................................634 326322

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Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Indalo Storage .........................................................950 821002 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052 Indalo Transport ......................................................950 821002

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 Items For Sale Mojácar ..................694 439275 / 950 478753 REFRIGERATION 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 Brian’s Removals (Mojácar Playa) .........................674 280268 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 049524 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 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 Restaurante Virgen del Saliente ................................669 300291 Scrumptious ...............................................................608 543866 Taberna Topares ........................................................647 443248

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TCs .............................................................................642 347943 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 494536 Terraza Lamarlo ........................................................670 306290 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639 231507 New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614 The Taj (Indian) ........................................................950 633278

La Alfoquía

Alfaix

Gondola .................................................……………..643 136117 La Venta de Alfaix .....................................................671 272464 Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 Antas The Heathers ......................................624 215330 / 642 835993 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 Las Herrerias Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048 Eugenia ......................................................................950 069021

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

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

495182 650907 099954 528324 734991

Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo

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

Cortijo Grande

Finca Listonero .........................................................950 982045

Cucador La Vida

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

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

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

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

Huércal-Overa Chiringuito Kiosko Bar El Parque ...........................677 403224 Enoteca Crisbe ...................................950 134100 / 607 338460 El Capricho …........................................................637 595326

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 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Cheers…………....................................................…….643 664077 Chiringuito Manacá (Beachbar) ............693 618671 / 600 045599 Cortijo de la Media Luna .....................950 478813 / 676 547555

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Cowboy Kenny’s Bar and Que ................................711 007976 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 615224 Ganesha (Indian) ...................................................602 006977 Gastro Malabar (See p.11)........................................950 472970 Habana 1957 ...........................................................850 987214 Hola Ola (Beachbar) ................................................664 097279 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 Sensations ................................................................950 472057 San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 Sol y Arena (Beachbar) .............................................950 478308

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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.15) ......................................................662 968460

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 La Pará ……………………..................................…….637 545590 Zaika Fusion ..........................................................632 727851 La Sorpresa ...............................................................950 099901 Mojácar Pueblo Rosie Lees (See front cover)...................................643 198600 Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Solare ......................................................................608 802227 Calima (Moroccan) ..................................................608 807331 Valle del Este Golf Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 Hole in One Karen’s Bar ..........................................950 461068 El Aleman ...............................................................617 317801 Sawadee Thai .........................................................634 393235 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 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 Palomares 102 Tapas Bar …………....................950 467745 / 615 157905. Chiringuito Cositas ..................................................610 959770 Akua .......................................................................621 210854 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................950 467541 Asagía Asador .........................................................662 305051 Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 462540 Monika’s Bar .......................................950 467720 / 659 672615 KOA/Blue Parrot ......................................................611 482966

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La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 Maraú Beach Club ……................................…………671 Paradise Bar/Chiringuito ...........................................667 Pizzeria Jardin ..........................................................950 Yaho (Thai / Asian) .................................................645

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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

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 SolAir (See p.34) ...................................950 472081 / 645 294064 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331

133226 SCREENED PATIO & POOL 133918 ENCLOSURES 372295 804676 Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 255978 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 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) Bar Oh La La! .........................................................616 338355 Pink House (La Concepción) ...........622 288750 / 681 095096 Chiringuito Naturista ................................................950 397726 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699 La Golondrina ............................................................683 342376 SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms Puntonat ..................................................................636 401424

SEWING

Villaricos

Alice .........................................................................620 876485 Alexis Shillinglaw .....................................................634 361874 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907 Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697

Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 467590 Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105 El Faro ..................................................649 766252 / 687 351764 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 588790 El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 169659 Gastrobar D’Alvaro ......................................................648 220383 Los Conteros ....................................950 618629 / 699 010705 SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Lucky Bar Pizzeria ...........................................…….642 767122 Playa Azul ........................................950 467075 / 609 386282 Desarascos Litesa ............................670 863791 / 609 Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 Limaser (Vera) ……..................................................950 ROOFING Ark Roofing ...............................................................634 379173 Sepserve (All areas) …..............................................675

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SHOE REPAIRS

RUGS & CARPETS

Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)..........868 931872 / 671 715294 Keys Copy Centre (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472982 P & R Rugs (Los Llanos de Aroleas) .......................665 258680 SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) 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 Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 SATELLITE TV Servacon .....................................................................950 ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.22).....647 247494 / 950 092604

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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 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ramírez Abogados (Vera) .......................................950 391171 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................950 619039

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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

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 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists ....................+44 7756081843 United Tile ................................................................667 702817

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

TIMBER SUPPLIERS

Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038

SPAS

True Blue Pools & Spas ..........................................661 148998 Wood2Go (Velez Rubio)..............................................950 614050

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UPHOLSTERY

Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 571939 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Unicraft (Upholstery) ...................................................692 176069 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 Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) ...............................950 469061 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Upholstery Larios (Cuevas del Almanzora) 950 456 364 / 651 998738 Exclusive Airport Shuttles ........................................950 092602 UNIFORMS Levante Travel (Garrucha) ...................950 132258 / 628 604752 Mojácar Tour (Mojácar Playa) ............................…..950 475757 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................868 782663 VAN & MAN HIRE Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021 See also Removals & Storage Zafiro Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 615343 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 TUITION Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ..........................600 225929 Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 IIndalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 ELC Education & Language Centre ........................669 294342 K.Morris (Vera) ............................0035 711004024 / 0044 7759692010 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 314316 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Espanglish ...............................................................950 390037 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ...................................950 930316 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Hind (French & Arabic, Mojácar) ...............................616 605341 VEHICLE IMPORTATION Jewellery making ......................................................642 435909 Great Cost Matriculation ...........0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)...........950 460472 Hispavan vehicle importation ......................................687 845730 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Talleres Daydo (Antas Real) ….……….950 459116 / 607 373298 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 VEHICLE REPAIRS Pencils English Academy (Garrucha)..........................634 314110 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….......................667 439671 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Step by Step Language Centre (Mojácar) ...................600 565284 Fran’s Garage ....................................664 571060 / 950 164912 Go Car (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 TV & AUDIO REPAIRS Gómez Motor (Huércal-Overa) ..................................950 471250 Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Mojácar Motor (Mojácar Playa) ……........................950 478335. Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 634477 / 666 826886 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

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE) Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ........................................673 195872 JFK Karz ................................................................643 790511

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

WATER (Tanker Delivery) Sierra Cabrera Water ........................651 994419 / 608 057941 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 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Centro Vet ABC (La Alfoqúia) ….................................950 449064 Window Panes ..........................................................617 208231 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665

WINDOWS & DOORS

Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ........950 616820 / 617 Clinica Nexo (Albox) .......950 430814 Emergencies: 617 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626

456548 305784 445327 AA Window Doctor ...................................................630 231644 171999 Complete Renovations .......................644 389255 / 672 379960

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David A. Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Interglaze ……..............................…...................... 680 743311 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 393305 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….….........................677 152911 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600 006032

Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637

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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

WINES Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 925655

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

Community News We ended up with five medals and a raffle prize! Lewis Irvine 3rd Male Elite (under 23) Helen Ozone 1st Female (50+) Scott Chance 1st Male (60+) Bruce Ayers 3rd Male (60+) Karen Ayers 1st Female (60+) There were approximately 200 riders, with only about 20 females competing, all of whom were given a commemorative amethyst (la amatista). I was the oldest female competitor (Karen) and was paid a big compliment by one of the younger female competitors who rode alongside and said ‘You are my hero. I want to be like you in the future’!

Medals Galore at the Gran Premio La Amatista Cycle Race On Sunday, 19th September, six El Bandido/MCH riders ventured to Carboneras for the Gran Premio La Amatista race, an 87k circuit with over 1,000m of climbing. There were two races within the race, the first along the Fernán Pérez road and the second up an average 10% climb to Rodalquilar and the steep climb from Las Negras. The ‘peleton’ rode behind the lead car before and regrouped after, each of the race zones, with two feed stops along the way, with drinks, bananas and cakes available to fuel the next stage. An unusual format, for those of us used to sportive events in the UK, but one that allowed for a rolling road closure and ensured no-one got completely left behind. The last 20k, including the climb out of Agua Amarga, was behind the lead car, so everyone finished back in Carboneras at the same time! There were trophies for each of the race sections, overall trophies and age group medals, as well as a race number raffle.

Any keen road cyclists who would like to ride with the Bandidos, please join our Facebook page to find out more. We usually ride on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Details of rides, distance, climbing and average speed are posted on FB so you’ll know what to expect. There’s always a coffee stop and a friendly welcome! L to R: Scott, Helen, Karen, Bruce, Lewis

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Community News which appeared throughout the Mediterranean. As a general summary, the theory of the major importance of Mojácar la Vieja and its strength has been consolidated, as the wall, solidly built, extended Despite it initially being work of consolidation and along the entire slope, with possibly more than 14 protection of the discoveries made in previous towers. campaigns the 30 archaeologists who have worked on Mojácar La Vieja for 10 days recently have made The study of the botanical and faunal remains has new and interesting discoveries which reinforce, produced interesting conclusions. The grains found support and shed new light on the investigations are mainly wheat and barley. In terms of legumes, carried out so far. there are a lot of lentils, and the fruits found are figs, grapes and acorns, which are no longer found There are two zones on which the archaeologists in the area, and which indicates the possibility of have been working from the start: the upper part climatic or trade differences. of the hill where the cistern is located, which everyone knew about. Since the first campaign it has been In regard to fauna, chicken and eggshells stand out discovered there was a second wall with two missing as the most common food. For game, rabbit and towers, another cistern, located in the basement of some partridges stand out. Remains of small and one of them, as well as rooms for the safekeeping medium-sized fish have been found: trout and and storage of defence materials, including a prayer cuttlefish indicate fresh and saltwater fishing. It has area. It was a place intended only for keeping watch. also been possible to identify the remains of large tuna spines, which points to a well-organised fishing A rubbish dump found at this site is a valuable source structure. of information about the life and customs of its inhabitants, in this case soldiers responsible for In regard to biological remains, there is a clear guarding and defending the settlement. Remains of difference between the fortified enclosure above game, mainly rabbits and birds, have been found. and the properties below. In the lower part it was seen that the civilian population, unlike the military, In the lower part, which is more visible as it is on the ate more domestic animals. slope, efforts have been focused on recovering the original entrance to Mojácar la Vieja: the entry ramp, Along with the fieldwork, new technologies have the stairs leading to the main gate, the remains of been incorporated, such as the use of a drone for the two towers which flanked and protected it, as a digital replica of the dig site. Each land surface is well as another curved gateway, which made access decorated in a traditional way and with 3D models difficult and which led to the town. A small part of of each element, at different scales, including the the wall which protected it has also been excavated. hill itself in its entirety. At the same time, with this virtual work the aim is to carry out a media and Inside the enclosure, several houses have been information campaign, producing replicas which exposed, some with important remains like a very people can look at and consult from home and obtain well-preserved fireplace and cooking area. Although the information generated so that it is understood affected by landslides on the hillside, the reason why via a website. A site which could serve as a virtual the old town was abandoned, it is possible to pick museum. out several homes, some decorative elements of the windows, as well as double arches, with the rose of This campaign has also been used, via geographic life as a motif repeated in the elements found up and GPS information systems, to take all the elements until now. The Rose of Life is now a symbol of Mojácar which show traces of where the wall ran and its la Vieja. A symbol of protection since ancient times, towers, in general all the fortified compound, which

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Community News delimited the inhabited space. Fourteen towers have been found, although almost certainly more will appear, which points to a considerable enclosure in terms of extension and fortification. In regard to ceramics, more than 10,000 fragments have been found dating from between the 12th and 13th centuries, from the Almohad period to the beginning of the Nasrid. From the drawings found and these remains, virtual models are being created, reconstructed, in 3D, which will also be able to seen in the future virtual museum, creating in parallel, reproductions of adapted samples which will be brought to the village so that blind people can touch the reproductions and find out what ceramics from the period were like.

Photo by Aaron Baglietto

animal lovers and loyal supporters of PAWS-PATAS Animal Charity, Bev and Andy began to plan a fun event to raise much needed money to help ease the increasing pressure the shelter deals with on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Sue Moretta is a classical trained singer and vocal coach for over 30 years. Sue will teach you from your home or hers and adds “singing in a choir has such an amazing effect on our equilibrium and of course it allows us to forge new The work doesn’t end with the days spent at the friendships and have loads of fun”. For further details site. They are followed by many days of study and check on Facebook. analysis in the laboratory to give shape and meaning to what has already been obtained, as well as to, on To rousing applause and encores, the choir performed the basis of the data already confirmed, prepare a medley of songs ranging from Sound of Music, the lines of action for the following campaigns, which California Dreaming and Big Yellow Taxi. Apart from all residents eagerly await. enjoying a delicious menu and novelty cocktails PAWSTAR AND BARK AND STORMY...the patrons were continually entertained and encouraged to fundraise, High Notes and Much Laughter taking part in the raffle, bingo cards and quiz, scratch Raising Money for PAWS-PATAS cards, name the dog, and with a local donating a There is only one “community hub” in El Pinar which disability scooter for auction...an amazing total of is situated below Bedar and is nestled in the foothills 728 euros was raised. of the Sierra de los Filabres mountains in Almeria. The Village Bar El Pinar (open Thursday-Sunday 15:00 We are ecstatic, enthuses Chrissie Cremore (Vice - to late...634302673) was certainly Rocking and President). We need to raise 10,000 euros per month Raising on Friday, 10th September. to cover a variety of expenditure and receive no statutory funding. This amount will go towards desperately required renovation on some of our dilapidated kennels and cat pens. For further information regarding volunteering, donating, Photo by Lesley Posso etc...visit website: www.paws-patas.org...for dogs/cats...email: dogs@paws-patas.org / cats@pawspatas.org. For abandoned/abused animals, contact local police. Our outlets are situated in Mojácar, Turre and Las Buganvillas. Our Information Centre in Turre With COVID restrictions lifting, Sue Moretta and her is open: 10:30 - 13:00...Tuesday - Friday or telephone: Photo byare Aaron choir approached them and as they allBaglietto great 850992560 Caretakers Bev (former ICU practitioner) and Andy (chef) hail from The Red Rose County of Lancashire and retired to the village in 2015. However, they have maintained this venue for the past 3 years after the previous owner died and the building became derelict. The locals approached them asking for “life and leisure” to return to the isolated community.

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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.

Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can now put on performances with their full audience capacity. AntiCovid requirements are that hand gel is available and staff have to wear masks. The Almería and Roquetas de Mar municipal auditoriums are now able to firm up their autumn and winter programmes. The 2nd Noche de la Música Latína performed by the company Grupo Nuevos Aires, comes to Teatro Cervantes Almería city on October 16th at 8pm. Tickets are 12 euros in advance and 15 euros at the door. Bizet’s opera Carmen is performed on October 30th at 8.30pm at the Maestro Padilla Municipal Auditorium, Almería city. The performance is in the original French with Spanish subtitles. Tickets are 25 & 30 euros. Tributo Musical “Coco” is a musical intended for families, performed by the La Barbarie company. Itis based on a Mexican story relating to “The Day of the Dead”. It has received excellent reviews in Madrid and it comes to Teatro Cervantes in Almería city on Sunday, October 17th at 6pm. Tickets are 15 euros in advance or 18 euros at the door.

Campanillya y El Portal Mágica comes to Teatro Cervantes in Almería city on Sunday, October 3rd at 12 noon. It is an adventure musical with original songs intended for children. Tickets are 12 euros in advance or 15 euros at the door. ¿Qué Tiene La Zarzamora? is a comedy musical that comes to Teatro Cervantes in Almería city on Sunday, October 3rd at 7.30pm. Tickets are 15 euros in advance or 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. t o 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 that spans 30 years and performs a variety of his most popular songs in a concert entitled “30…..y tanto”. Tickets prices were not shown at time of going to press. Acoustic duo M-Clan come to Roquetas de Mar auditorio on November 20that 9.30pm, as part of their 2021 tour. Tickets are 20 euros in advance or 25 euros at the door.

The folk group Luar Na Lubre come to Teatro Cervantes in Almería city on October 2nd. They are performing their latest composition entitled Vieiras E Vieiros depicting stories of the Camino de Santiago pilgrims. Tickets are 20 euros in advance or 25 euros at the door.

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

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Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’ comes to the auditorio on Sunday, October The municipal authorities are not 17th at 8pm. The performance is in currently showing any events at the original French with Spanish the Teatro-Villa. subtitles. Tickets are from 28 euros.

Miscellaneous

An exhibition entitled “De Iberia hasta España a través de los mapas” featuring historic maps can be seen until October 31st in the auditorio foyer from 6pm-9pm. Admission is free.

Vera The 4th Lego construction exhibition takes place on Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday 3rd at the Convento de la Victoria. The municipal website states that only 20 people can be inside at any one time for a period of 15 minutes, but this may have been relaxed. It is open on Saturday from 10am2pm and 4pm-8pm and on Sunday 10am-3pm.

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 - 21

Age Suppor t Almanzora Christmas Dinner and Dance, Friday 10th December, 8pm, La Parrilla, Albox. 3 course meal, entertainment, surprise guest. Tickets 25 euros from the Age Aguilas tickets from Victoria Support shop in Albox from Tr a v e l 9 6 8 41 0 9 2 9 & October or ring 634 31 65 73. w w w. b a c a n t i x . c o m , M u s e o Arqueológico, www. auditorio- The Poppy Appeal will go aguilas.org or from 2hrs before a h e a d i n M o j a c a r a n d performances at the box office. surrounding towns and villages

Mojácar The annual Costa Almería Gran Fondo cycling event takes place on October 16th. Info and r e g i s t r a t i o n a t https://www.gfca.es/es/ ‘Carmen vs Carmen’ is a flamenco concert that takes place on October 22nd at 8pm, at the Centro de Usos Múltiples (Artizan centre), below Mojácar village. Tickets are 10 euros.

Tabernas The 11th Almería Western Film Festival runs from October 8th11th with events in Tabernas, Mini Hollywood and Fort Bravo. At the time of going to press the complete programme had not been published.

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in mid-October to mid-November. We need volunteers to man The Poppy Stall outside Iceland shop. If you can help out for a morning or afternoon please call the Mojacar Poppy Appeal Organiser - Nick on 699 953 222. 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.


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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The Royal British Legion, Mojácar First and third Thursday of every month (except July and August), 11am, coffee and chat at the Marama Restaurant, Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre Mojacar Playa (Next to MAC's Shop and Tues - Fri, 10am-1pm, Plaza San Antonia, Sunshine Cafe). Ex-Forces and nonBarrio Alto, Albox. Extensive English Services are all welcome. Third Thursday Library, DVDs and talking books, monthly of every month, 3pm, Quiz at Badgers; magazine, monthly quiz, trips. open to anyone and if you're on your www.almanzoragof.org or Facebook: own we can "join you up" with a team. Almanzora Group of Friends. Tel: 602 For any enquiries call the Secretary on 634372294 or email mojacar.secretary 495 306 @rbl.community. For welfare advice or Living Alone in Spain? help, email SpainNorthCommunity We are a 60+ group of friends who Support@rbl.community. meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel. Ann: 677 877 087 The Royal British Legion - Zurgena & District Branch Almeria Link Friendship Group Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, first Thursday Membership is free and open to all. We of the month, 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBL meet at weekends in the Mojacar area secretary@yahoo.co.uk. See www.british to enjoy dining experiences and form legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena friendships. At 4pm on the first Thursday of each month, we meet for Mojácar Walking Group a chat and a drink at D'Angelo's Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. Restaurant. New members are always w w w. m o j a c a r wa l k i n g g r o u p . c o m welcome. Please contact Bob on Vera & District Lions Club 950472551 or Cynthia on 950472699 6.00pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Hotel Terraza Carmona, Vera. WOW Women on Wednesday Scotty’s, Mojácar Playa, 2pm. Get Telephone Jo Pearson on 711 00 56 82 together, buy, sell, swap, meet new people. or email veralionssecretary@gmail.com for more information. Dames in Huércal Overa 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Rural Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. Almanzora No Association campaigning for the Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494 legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Dames in Spain (Mojácar) Valley built without proper authority. Talks, trips, support for local charities. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other 3rd Mon. of the month, 11.00am month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 Sensations Restaurant, Mojácar Playa. 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Chairperson Carol Threlfall. Secretary Jenny Trask . See fb Dames in Spain. Flamenco Forum for English Speakers Guests welcome. Tel: 674 477 679 on Facebook. Information and events. Dames in Turre Tel: 687 480 694 11am, last Mon in the month, Hostal Vera Photo Club Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for First Sunday of month, Bar La Pará, local charities. Guests welcome. Turre (opposite the Vet), 10am Chairman, Carol Pazdzierski Tel: 950 099 12.30pm. Presentations by invited 932, Membership Secretary, Eileen McGill speakers, field trips, instruction, studio Tel: 652 298 072 photography, monthly assignments and Mojácar Community Library exhibitions. All levels welcome. Phone Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Sarah 670003717 or Claus 628585538. 11am - 1pm .

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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 Girasol, Albox Mosaic classes. Thurs 1:30 - 4:30pm.Tel 639 089 170 Picante Quilting Club Scotty’s El Tropico, Mojacar. First Thurs of the month, 10am-12.30pm. Beginners welcome. For more details or to book your place, please email Jo at jogibson787@yahoo.co.uk 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 Bowling Club de Zurgena Friendly, social and competitive bowling, all levels & standards. zurgenabc@gmail. com. www.zurgenabc.com Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club www.cabreralbc.com 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 Aguilón Amigos Golf Club Aguilon Golf Course on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays teeing off just before 9am. If you would like to play email aguilonamigos2021@gmail.com Badgers Golf Society Mojacar, play Wednesday and Saturday. Everyone always welcome. Contact Dave Ryder on 663 327 182 or badgers mojacar@gmail.com Boxers Golf Society Albox All welcome to join us as members or guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in Albox on Saturday mornings or email peterstooks@avired.com Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses twice a month. Richard Price. Telephone 850993073 or rfp53@yahoo.co.uk. www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Valle del Este Golf Society. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. Contact Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090 982

Marina Phoenix Golf Society Fitness & Martial Arts Visitors welcome Mondays and Thursdays. Tel Don Atkins 605 051 238. Girasol, Albox Email marinaphoenixgs@gmail.com Pilates, children’s karate & gymastics, advanced gymnastics, Tai-chi. Tel 639 Almería Golf League 089 170 Contact Les on 950 619 273 Aerobics or Pilates Mojacar Golf Society Campo de Futbol, Turre. Contact Vicki Visitors always welcome to come and 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk join in the fun on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tel Lynn Sefton on 667 349 Slimming Groups 908 or email raylynnsefton@gmail.com Sophia Wellness Centre Arboleas, Thurs 12.30pm, Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or Albox Club de Tenis vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369 Fb: Albox Club de Martial Arts Academy Tenis Seidokan Scientific Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Vera. Call John Watson 950 453 681 Cabrera Tennis Club Contact info@ cabreratennisclub.com Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera www.cabreratennisclub.com Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 950 59 28 77 - 608 250 607 including Sword, Self Defence, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tennis Coach Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Diego Rodriguez Tel: 689 688 226 Mojácar Taekwondo Padel tennis lessons 5 years to adults. Various classes & times. At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 Contact Serge 646844708. Facebook 691 GTF Spain PartyLevante Sailing Club Initiation for children from 7 yrs in small Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas groups. Email info@partylevante.com or Various activities. Tel. 950 449 451. call 680942141 www.partylevante Fitness with Alison, Mojácar Full Body Workout, Pilates, AquaZumba, .com Zumba, Step Aerobics, Total Toning, AeroSanta Irene Sailing Club Fit. Tel 666 273 168. Come and join us out on the water - Hollie Newell Zumba Almeria sailing or crewing our safety boat. Every Turre, Los Gallardos, Arboleas and San Sunday at 10:30 in the boat park at the Juan. Contact: 634 317 391 north end of Garrucha harbour. Email info@santaireneclubdevela.com Jova Gym, Mojácar w w w. s a n t a i r e n e c l u b d eve l a . c o m Various activities. www.jovasport.es 950 473 137. See facebook. Adelante Gimnasia Artìstica H u e r c a l - O ve r a . C l a s s e s f o r f u n Fun Fit with Ali gymnastics , competitive levels, pre Roof Top Classes. Pilates, Fun Aerobics, school and adults. Fully qualified coach. Abs & Arms, LBT, Yoga and more. From 2 years. Tel 622 129 702 or Limited to 6 per class. Call 634308906 info@adelanteartisitca.es www.adelanteartistica.es Facebook Adelante Gimnasia artistica. Walking Football Club Campo de Football, Los Gallardos, 9am Monday for training, exercise & playing. www.fclosamigos.com El Bandido Runners Run, jog , walk a 5km route along the Paseo. Free to all. See Facebook. Contact Kevin on ironmankev08 @gmail.com

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Your Stars Get rich quick schemes will not be successful. Your ideas are right on the mark and your work commendable. You may be in an extremely passionate mood this month. Attend seminars that will bring you in contact with the right people. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

A residential move may be in order. You will have the discipline to make changes you feel are necessary. You could meet potential new mates if you go out with friends or take pleasure trips. You will enjoy physical activities more than you think. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Someone left a real mess for you to sift through. Creative endeavors will give you somewhat of an outlet. Be supportive in order to avoid confrontations. Try not to overspend on luxury items. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

This is not the day to be extravagant. Rethink your motives and make the necessary changes to yourself. Try not to be so demonstrative. You should follow through on educational endeavors you have wanted to pursue for some time. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (Apr. 21- May 21)

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Sit back and observe, regardless of how hard that might be. Your partner may blame you for everything. You'll have problems with authority figures if you don't play by the rules. You can handle situations that require contact with institutions or large corporations. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

You can win points with children if you take the time to show interest in their accomplishments. Try not to hang out with coworkers if you wish to avoid problems later. Financial limitations are likely if you take risks. You need time to put your house in order and sort out what you are going to do about your personal direction. Your luckiest (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) events this month will occur on a Monday.

Deep discussions may only lead to friction. You will be emotional with regard to your personal life. Relatives will want to get together. Good friends will give you honest answers. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

Mishaps due to preoccupation will be upsetting. You will have additional discipline that will aid you in your objectives. Don't donate more than you can afford in order to impress others. Set your goals and stick to your guns. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(May 22 - June 21)

(June 22 - July 22)

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) You could be quite erratic regarding your personal relationship. Be diplomatic when dealing with inlaw. Your creative ability will surface, giving you good ideas for ways of making money. Love can be yours if you get out and about. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

Keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself and you won't get dragged into an unsavory debate. Don't let your emotions interfere with your professional integrity. Your loved ones could set you off. Don't make excuses. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

Travel opportunities must be taken advantage of. You must get out and mingle. Unexpected romantic connections can be made if you go out with friends or take a pleasure trip. Spend some quality time with your lover. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

A new relationship can be yours if you get out with friends. You will feel better about yourself and you may also meet potential lovers. Take care of the needs or responsibilities of elders. Don't let jealous friends put you down, making you insecure about your capabilities. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

(Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month Struck Off

St. Peter

What a waste of time, training and money. After seven years of medical training and hard work, my very good friend has been struck off after one minor indiscretion, and I think it's absolutely outrageous! He had sex with one of his patients and can no longer work in the profession that he loves. A genuinely nice guy and a brilliant vet.

A whole bus load of really ugly people had a head on collision with a large lorry, and the bus then fell down a steep slope. Unfortunately, all the ugly people were killed. When they got to heaven, St. Peter told them that as they had died so tragically, they could all have one wish. A woman said to him, “I just want to be gorgeous for once.” St. Peter snapped his fingers and she turned into a stunning blonde. The next person in the queue who was a man, told St. Peter, “It would be wonderful if I could be handsome, I would have had a much better time on earth.” St. Peter snapped his fingers, and he turned into an extremely attractive man, with a shock of dark hair and strikingly beautiful grey eyes. All the other ugly people from the bus asked for the same thing, to be gorgeous if they were a woman, or handsome if they were a man. St. Peter noticed that the man right at the back of the queue kept crying, and when it was his turn, he was sobbing with tears running down his face. St. Peter asked him what was the matter, and what he wanted to wish, and the man replied, “I don’t want to be the only one in heaven who is ugly, so please make them all ugly again!” St. Peter snapped his fingers.

Not So Daft Little Johnny is always being teased by the other neighborhood boys for being stupid. Their favorite joke is to offer Johnny his choice between a nickel and a dime and Little Johnny always takes the nickel. One day, after Johnny takes the nickel, a neighbour takes him aside and says, "Johnny, those boys are making fun of you. Don't you know that a dime is worth more than a nickel, even though the nickel's bigger?" Johnny grins and says, "Well, if I took the dime, they'd stop doing it, and so far I've made 20 dollars!" The Wish A young boy asks his father, “Dad, what can I wish for if I want to live forever?” His father replied, “You just need to get married.” The son is surprised and asks, “And that will make me live forever?” The father replied, “No, but you will stop wishing you want to live forever.”

Cartwheels

The Perfect Man I met an amazing man at a party last Saturday. Wonderful listener, really good looking…I gave him my phone number with a big wink, and told him to ring me when he got home. It’s been four days now…… I’m really worried in case the poor guy is homeless!

Emily went home from school and told her mum that the boys kept asking her to do cartwheels because she's very good at them. Mum said, "You should say ‘No’, they only want to look at your knickers." Emily said, "I know they do. That's why I hide them in my bag!"

The Doctor and Nurse Doctor yells at his nurse, “I’m telling you this just one more time! When you fill in a death certificate you put the name of the illness under ‘Cause of death’. You don’t put my name!”

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...and next... Misplaced Two grannies, Agnes and Esme, are meeting over a coffee and cake at the nearby café. They are having a nice chat when Agnes says, “Er.. Esme, I think you have a suppository sticking out of your left ear.” Esme is very surprised, but she puts her hand up to her ear and finds the suppository. She looks at it for a long time and then says, “Well, I guess I know now where to look for my hearing aid!” The Menu Customer: What would you recommend from the menu? Waitress: The beef tongue is very good today. Customer: Yeech! I'd never eat anything that came from an animal's mouth. Waitress: Okay. How about something made with eggs?

The Prostate Examination My doctor sent me to the hospital to have a prostate examination that I didn’t fancy at all. I put it off for a couple of days, but then decided I had to go. When I got called into a room, I put up with the examination very bravely, but I hated such a personal intrusion. Just after I had pulled my trousers back up the man in the white coat went out, and a nurse came in. When she asked me a question it sent shivers all down my spine. She asked me, “Who the heck was that man? The specialist can see you now.”

The Swim A priest and a Rabbi are very good friends, so they decide to go to a remote lake for a swim. Of course, they're swimming naked, as you do. All of a sudden, two buses pull up. Out of one pours the rabbi’s congregation and out of the other pours the priest’s congregation. Their clothes are a long way down the beach so they make a run for it. The priest, running with his hands covering his genitals looks over at the rabbi and sees him running with his hands over his face. He yells, "Rabbi! What are you doing!" The rabbi says, "In my synagogue they recognise me by my face."

Getting a Tan There was a man who took very good care of his body. Every day he lifted weights and jogged six miles. One day, he looked in the mirror and noticed that he was tanned all over, apart from his ‘thing’. So, he decided to do something about it. He went to the beach, took off all his clothes and buried himself in the sand, except for his ‘thing’ which he left sticking out with an erection. Two old ladies were strolling along the beach, one using a cane. Upon seeing the ‘thing’ sticking up out of the sand, she began to poke at it with her cane, remarking to the other lady, “There’s no justice in the world!” The other old lady asked what she meant. She replied, “Well, when I was 20, I was curious about it. When I was 30, I enjoyed it. When I was 40, I asked for it. When I was 50, I paid for it. When I was 60, I prayed for it. When I was 70, I forgot about it. Now I’m 80, the damn things are growing wild on the beach and I’m too old to squat down!”

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