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Contents A Delicate Balance ..................................................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 Bailing Out Airlines ..............................................................................38 So Now You Know ............................................................................40 Drinking Water .............................................................................42 The New “TIE” Cards ............................................................44 Car Sales During the Pandemic .........................................46 Useful Numbers .....................................................................51 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................54 What’s On ...........................................................................................91 Activities, Clubs and Associations .......................................95 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…99 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................100 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…102 For general enquiries, call Clare on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com For advertising enquiries, call Lee on 634 32 22 76

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oming out of the COVID-19 lockdown with fewer restrictions is a delicate balance to see what the effect is, and if people still take precautions. Unfortunately, there has been a resurgence of cases in Spain although hospitalisations are not increasing dramatically. Problem areas seem to be more contact between family and friends, so the latest advice is to restrict this as much as possible, and young people are not being as careful as they might be so night time venues have closed. Infection in the work place is difficult to control and only very good contact tracing can help stamp this out. In our ‘In the News’ section we explain how the mobile phone app “Radar COVID”, that came into force here on August 24th, is designed to help with contact tracing.

is too risky at present, is very bad news for the tourist industry who had thought things might have got better, not worse. Ryanair who planned to have 70% normal capacity of flights in September and October have had to have a cut of 20% instead.

The big problem is the people who have no symptoms but have got the virus and may be spreading it. After it became clear that some young people had contracted the virus at night time venues in Mojácar, all the staff that tested positive had no symptoms, and a nightclub in El Ejido closed with similar results. At a residential home for the elderly in Almería city, 47 inmates and 24 staff tested positive and the vast majority had no symptoms. An extreme case in Murcia is a bridegroom who had a test because he worked with young children. He had no symptoms but tested positive and 200 people had come to his wedding a few days before.

Fernando Simón, Spain’s pandemic expert

Our ‘What’s On’ section is still pretty thin regarding forthcoming events. Vera town hall have another event in the open air and being outside, or in wellventilated rooms, seems to be a recipe for minimising air-borne particles. Guidelines for bullfights are that social distancing has to be observed by spectators but the 2020 season in Almería city has been cancelled. All the musicians from the Almería City Band, who have been giving concerts with social distancing between all the musicians in the open air, had to go into quarantine whilst tests came back, as one band member tested The next major event in Spain is the return to school positive. and this is going to be an extremely serious problem if children become infected. 143,000 teachers in There are no major fiesta dates in Spain where Andalucía will receive tests but apparently this does everything shuts down in September and October not include other staff. In places where schools and but there are local fiesta dates in the municipalities colleges have opened in other countries many have of Alfaix, Cantoria, Pulpí and Vera in September, had to quickly shut down again. In our ‘In the News’ and in early October in Mojácar followed by Turre, section we comment on the prevalence of cases in Albox and Huércal-Overa. All of these events are young children, young people and the return to going to be on a much reduced scale assuming they are not cancelled. Government health advice for all school. inhabitants of Spain continues to be that people Quarantine in the UK and Italy for people returning keep to the guidelines regarding masks, hand from Spain and advice from the authorities in washing, social distancing and the avoidance of France, Holland and Germany that travel to Spain large gatherings..

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In the News The New Identity Cards In an article we explain the new system for official residents of Spain who are UK nationals regarding the ‘T.I.E.’ identity cards. They are available for people who already have the green A4 or credit card-sized document but it is not compulsory that the new identity card has to be applied for at present. If a person thinks it is a good idea to obtain the new card before December 31st they can do so. For people who become new residents before January 1st 2021 these cards have to be obtained. The status of UK nationals living in Spain from 2021 onwards that are not official residents is unclear and will depend on the agreements between the UK and Spain following the withdrawal.

The Cuevas Desalination Plant In September 2011 the desalination plant at Cuevas was officially declared open and hailed as providing water “for today and tomorrow”. It was designed to provide 20 cubic hectares of domestic water for Bédar, Carboneras, Los Gallardos, Garrucha, Mojácar, Turre, Vera, Pulpí, Tabernas, Albox, Antas, Arboleas, Cuevas del Almanzora, Huércal-Overa and Zurgena, and 12 cubic hectares of much needed agricultural water in the immediate region. The cost of the plant and all the modifications to pipework when it was totally finished (which it never has been) was put at 512 million euros. One year later in the disastrous flooding that hit our area the plant was totally wrecked and it has remained closed. Following a technical study the first phase of work to get it up and running again has been announced. Substantial work to stop it ever flooding again will be undertaken over a period of 18 months costing 8.8 million euros. When this is done the next phase within the plant will be started at a cost of 14 million. The full provision of the electricity needed has never been made available so this will have to be addressed as well.

would be given to the Spanish state for use in the current crisis. The surplus money, about 15 billion euros throughout Spain will be handed over as a loan and paid back in either 10 or 15 years. Various mayors and mayoresses consider this to be completely unacceptable and are stating that they will not play ball. The dispute in very large cities threatens the ability of the government to pass legislation, and this applies to Barcelona where the mayoress, Ada Colau, is very much against it, and has a seat in the Council of Ministers. The surplus money in the Barcelona municipality is 165 million euros and Madrid and Valencia are also opposed to the regulation. They accuse the government of being far from transparent in the agreement with FEMP and state that if it is not scrubbed they will vote it down in parliament. The Spanish Treasury Department has put forward the idea, to try and keep the scheme on track, that interest of half of one per cent would be paid which is better than the interest rate obtained if the money was sitting in a bank.

Reduction in Ryanair Flights During August Ryanair were hoping that they could operate with 60% of their usual capacity and during September and October they could have 70% of their normal flights. Unfortunately, with the increase in the number of cases in many countries and the 14 day quarantine for people from Spain, France and Holland arriving in the UK, coupled with the severe restrictions on German tourists coming to Spain, they have had to downgrade their expectations. They have announced that there will be a 20% decrease in flights for these two months and are hoping that people booked on cancelled flights will opt for an amended flight date. In the middle of August when this announcement was made it was expected that EasyJet would announce cancellations as well.

A Rebellion from Town Halls

The No Smoking Rule

There is fierce controversy in Spain between town halls and the government regarding the surplus money in their accounts known as ‘superávit’ that town halls can spend as they wish. In early August, the government and the National Association of Town Halls (FEMP) agreed that this surplus money

One of the new restrictions announced in Spain on August 14th related to people not being allowed to smoke within two metres of another person. Fernando Simón, the Spanish epidemic expert, explained that this was not because smoke could carry the virus, it was because people had to take

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In the News off their masks to smoke and then breathe out which could spread the virus if they were infected. Autonomous communities can introduce extra regulations and in Cantabria the two metre smoking ban was changed to four metres where there were children, pregnant women and pensioners. In Madrid, where added restrictions came into force, they decreed that passengers on public transport were prohibited from eating anything during their journey. Once again, this was to stop people taking off their masks.

Five New TAC Scanners Five state of the art CAT scan machines are going on line in Almería city with three at the Torrecárdenas hospital. A Revo Evo 64 model has been installed adjacent to the accident and emergency department and the director of the hospital, Manual Vida, states that this is a tremendous stride forward and will be a much needed added diagnostic tool readily available. Another two similar scanners, model Revo Evo ES and Revo EX, are located in other departments. The Bola Azul hospital has a new scanner as has the Nicolás Salmerón Health Centre. A CAT scanner is a machine that can give far more precise images than x-rays with a lower dose of radiation and is used to find injuries that are the result of serious accidents and check the progress of chemotherapy, surgery, provide transplant information and chart tumour treatment. The money has come from the Junta de Andalucía Health Department as part of an eight year plan to modernise hospital equipment with a budget of 40 million euros.

UEFA Champions League. There were no fans from either side which is a good job as Barcelona fans would probably have stormed the pitch. Bayern scored four goals in each half and after 6-2 in the second half Barca fans were appalled to have two more goals scored against them. A cohesive and merciless Bayern exploited every opportunity from a lack lustre Barcelona who never got it together. Whilst the team were licking their wounds in the Lisbon hotel their manager Quique Setien was sacked, who had only been appointed last January. The future of their star player Messi and Barcelona is now in the melting pot, and the team are also short of cash as there have been no paying fans since the pandemic and lost income is calculated to be 150 million euros. The Barcelona player Gerard Pique who has won 20 major titles in the last 12 years summed it up by his bitter explanation, “We have hit rock bottom”. The championship was also unique because neither of the two German and French teams had ever reached the semi-finals before.

Doom and Gloom for Barcelona FC August 15th was a national fiesta in Spain but supporters of Barcelona FC were far from festive. Barcelona was thrashed by Bayern Munich in Portugal on the evening of the day before by a hardly believable 8-2, the sort of scores that for the best teams in the world belong in history books. Not since 1946, when Barcelona was playing Seville, has there been this number of goals conceded when they lost 8-0. 2020 is the first year since 2008 that Barcelona have not won any major trophies, and they recently lost the Spanish league title to Real Madrid. With the 8-2 score, Barcelona was firmly ejected from the

Rules When Finding Turtles Mojácar town hall have reminded people what they mustn’t do if they come across the tortuga boba turtles on the beach,that may be coming to lay their eggs at this time of the year. On no account should people touch them or stay close to them (20m of social distancing!), make a noise, take photos with flash, and if it is dark no use of white torch light from mobiles. The immediate action is to ring 112 with the location, and the first responders from

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In the News Equinac will come to the scene. The Equinac charitable organisation in Almería province is authorised 24/7 to come to the scene when turtles and dolphins are discovered and need expert assistance, and no members of the public should take any action whatsoever. In the past, well-meaning people who have no idea as to the correct procedure have caused deaths from stress if they move dolphins or crowd round taking photos. Exactly the same advice applies to beaches all along the coast.

King Juan Carlos Leaves Spain Last month we reported in an article that there were investigations underway in Switzerland and in Spain relating to the “Honorary” King Juan Carlos I, aged 82, the father of the Spanish King Felipe VI. The investigations relate to a “gift” of 100,000 dollars (64,000 euros) given to Juan Carlos in 2008 by the King of Saudi Arabia “for his help” when the 6.7 billion project to build and operate a high speed train was awarded to Spain. There is another claim that this was 80,000 euros not 64,000. There are allegedly several bank accounts in Switzerland linked to King Juan Carlos and his long term “close friend” Corinna Larson who is a German business woman who has homes in Monaco and London. King Juan Carlos met Corinna in 2006 and they are frequently seen together. She was with the King on a hunting trip in Botswana in 2012 when he broke his hip. In 2012, 64,000 euros was transferred out of the Swiss bank account allegedly owned by the King into another one linked to a foundation in the Bahamas owned by Corinna. In 2016 (when she was being secretly recorded) Corinna claimed that she was money laundering 80,000 euros for King Juan Carlos and the money was a “commission” from Saudi Arabia. A court in Switzerland investigating Corinne has frozen the 64,000 euros, but she claimed recently that the money was a gift to her and her son, as a “sign of affection”. On Monday, August 3rd a very carefully worded letter from King Juan Carlos to King Felipe was released to the press, and in the letter King Juan Carlos announced that due to the “public impact” of the financial investigation he was leaving Spain after a “well-considered decision” to give his son “peace and tranquillity”. It then emerged that on the previous Sunday he had travelled to

Sanxenxo in Galicia where he had met up with some firm friends from his competitive yachting days who were training there for a competition in September. On the Monday morning he went to Portugal where he boarded a plane, so when the letter to his son was released he had already left Spain. On August 8th it was revealed that this was a private jet that took him to Abu Dhabi where he is reported to be staying in a luxury hotel. It emerged that the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, had been kept informed of protracted talks between the two kings but did not support the idea that King Juan Carlos left Spain. It was agreed that he would still enjoy the title of “Honorary King” given to him by royal decree when he abdicated in 2014 and retain his security detail. Lawyers for the King have stated that he is at the disposal of any investigation in Spain and a key question is whether he still has royal immunity from prosecution after he abdicated. Corinne is scheduled to appear in London on September 8th via a video link with the High Court in Spain to be questioned regarding her financial links with King Juan Carlos and the implications. Four fiscal experts employed by the High Court are studying documents that have been sent to them by the courts in Switzerland. Queen Sofia, the wife of King Juan Carlos, retains her 2014 title as being an “Honorary Queen” with living accommodation at the royal palace and will continue to carry out public duties. She and the King have led separate lives since the late 1990s and only appear together at official functions.

21% More ‘Ninis’ Last month we commented on the fact that young people are going to be seriously affected by the pandemic in economic terms because they may become unemployed and are unable to pay rent, assuming they have been able to rent a property in the first place. For young people under the age of 35, unemployment during the pandemic has seen a 33-40% increase in Almería province. Young persons in Spain who are not in any education program and have no work are known as ‘ninis’ and have gone up 21% compared to the same period in 2019. The Spanish Observatory for the Emancipation of Young People state that to be able to take on a mortgage or rent a property the average salary of a person

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Prison For Traffic Offences The Spanish Ministry of the Interior has published a report relating to the number of people in prison for traffic offences. The grand total as of January 1st this year, which included repeat offenders, was 4,542 people. 97.3% were males with an average age of 40 and prison terms on average were less than three years. 54% were convicted of driving without a licence, 16% for dangerous driving, 17% for driving whilst over the alcohol limit, and 26 people including two women had been convicted of manslaughter. Interestingly, the report revealed that convictions for motoring offences had gone up 16% from 2009 to 2019 but the total number of people in prison for whatever reason had gone down from 65,500 in 2009 to 50,400 in 2019, a 23% drop. 24,000 people had been convicted of a motoring offence without a prison term and were fined and required to do community service. The prison population in the UK as of the end of July is about 87,900 which is 9,000 more than the official capacity.

A Pioneering Study at Torrecárdenas Hospital A group of medical experts at the Almería Torrecárdenas University Hospital, working with others throughout Andalucía, have published a mathematical model relating to avoidable deaths from operations for colon and rectal cancer, known as ‘colorectal cancer’. Various non-invasive factors are taken into account that determines a “score” that is called the “Spanish Colorectal Mortality Score”. Up to now other techniques have involved a biopsy or other tests that take more time, and are not 100% reliable. Money for the study came from the Strategic Health Investigation Department at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid and EU funds. The results of the study and their mathematical model have been published in the prestigious ‘Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health’. García Torrecillas, the director of the research department at Torrecárdenas, has said that their model will make

surgery for colorectal cancer far more reliable as regards the risks involved and was a pioneering study in Almeria, Andalucía and Spain. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly occurring cancer in men and the second in women above the ages of 50. Spain is 21st in a list of the 25 countries with the most cases, slightly higher than the UK. Hungary, South Korea and Slovakia have the most cases. Medical experts consider that increased awareness and screening would save at least 50,000 deaths per year in the US and a proportional rate in other countries.

COVID-19 and Young People In mid-August, Fernando Simón, the Spanish expert on the pandemic, warned that young people were not being careful enough and they must not think they are immune. The average age of infected people had dropped down to 37 for men and 40 for women and was still trending down. Fernando emphasised that night time activity by young people was a real cause for concern and the idea that they would strictly social distance was foolish. He noted that many of these establishments were now closed, and this applied at the time to the Mandala, Moma Beach and Lua establishments in Mojácar followed by Playa Juana. The Junta de Andalucía announced fines of 30,000-60,000 euros for night time venues that did not close their dance floors. Fernando said that young persons who went to a family gathering, met friends the next day and different ones the following day at a night-time venue, were undoubtedly going to spread the virus and contact tracing was impossible. Fernando apologised for a statement he made a few days before when he noted that reductions on tourists coming into Spain helped the statistics, and we were spared the risk from this sector. He stated that his choice of wording could have been better! On August 14th the Spanish Minister for Health announced that all discos, late night bars and nightclubs were to shut, young people having “botellones” (a drinking party usually in the open air) would be severely fined if they took place, and socialising should be limited to immediate family members and close friends. Smoking in the open air was prohibited unless the 2m social distancing could be observed, and restaurants had to have no more

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and moved in. Before demolition can take place they will have to be re-housed. An association of owners have been asking why construction was not stopped if it was illegal, and why they were allowed to buy the apartments with a ‘licences of first occupation’ which is a town hall document that indicate everything is in order and allows a property to be connected to services and registered. The cost of re-housing the owners of the 102 apartments, to El Algarrobico Still on the List be borne by the town hall, will run into millions of Greenpeace regularly publish their list of “black- euros with an estimate of “more than 30 million”. spots” in Spain that include various buildings or developments that should have been demolished by court orders, which in some cases go back 28 years. The 21 storey 421 bed ‘El Algarrobico’ hotel in Carboneras is still standing after a multitude of court cases since work on the almost completed hotel was paralysed in 2006. It has been ruled on several occasions that the land was rural and not zoned for urban development in 2003 when planning permission was given and work started. It was built 50m from the ‘maritime boundary’ instead of 100m but this is partly because there were conflicting boundary distances on various maps. Central government agreed several years ago to pay the demolition costs with the Junta de Andalucía paying for the re- Thumbs Up for Mojácar Beaches instatement of the land. Both estimated costs are At a ceremony at the Lance Nuevo beach on August between 7-10 million euros, but there are still some 15th the provincial delegate from the Junta de legal hurdles before this can be done, assuming there Andalucía presented the mayoress of Mojácar, Rosa is the willingness to go ahead. Carboneras town hall María Cano, with the approval of all the seven beaches has been instructed to rescind their 2003 planning in Mojácar complying with the Junta “Seal of approval permission and confirm that the maritime boundary and safety category”. There are strict safety is 100m. They have not done this as they consider parameters and guidelines relating to the COVID-19 that they might well be liable for a court action for regulations before beaches can be given this approval, compensation from the developer ‘Azata del Sol’. A and the safety and health measures have to be third party valuation of the hotel construction when maintained until June 2021. All the seven beaches in work was stopped is 70 million euros. A hotel and Mojácar have been awarded the EU “Blue flag” 185 houses in Vigo (on the coast just north of category as well. Portugal) were sentenced to be demolished in 1994. Greenpeace complain that it looks as if the demolition The Almería CoolturalFest Moved order will be reversed on the grounds that the Last year Almería city council organised the first planning regulations have changed enormously in CoolturalFest music festival on areas near the sea, the surrounding area since then, and there have with some of them taking place on a stage at Muralla been some modifications to the hotel. In Cantabria de Jayrán in La Hoya area. The festival was very well there is a coastal development that had a demolition attended and proved to be very popular. This year, order given in 1992. Some demolition has been done concern was expressed because this zone is next to but there are 102 apartments where people bought the Zoological Park with endangered species. Experts

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Mojácar Lighthouse Mojácar council have approved the transferring of a section of land in the Marina de la Torre area to the port authority who are going to build a new lighthouse. This will be in place of the present one in Garrucha. Apart from the lighthouse there will be another building with the necessary equipment and an access road, with a combined cost of 300,000 euros. Jésus Caicedo, chairman of the port authority, stated that the lighthouse at Mojácar would be put on all the nautical maps worldwide and will give the town more publicity and recognition.

Spain’s Conguitos Chocolate To Re-brand? With the #BlackLivesMatter campaign against racial stereotypes the Spanish company ‘Lacasa’ that markets the Conguito chocolate peanuts product is in the news. It has a character on the packets of a black and white duck-like mascot, with exaggerated lips, that was invented by an advertising agency in 1961 when the Belgian Congo became independent, and “conguito” translates loosely as “little congo boy”. The black mascot is for their normal chocolate and the white one for the white chocolate version. Videos by the company on social media clearly show the mascots involved in tribal activity. The company has stated that the “adorable” mascot is linked to the product and not any race of people, but it would re-evaluate the mascot if there was pressure from consumers. One organisation is stressing that the Belgian Congo was the site of one of the greatest genocides in recent history with the mutilation of humans, and the mascot is glorifying these crimes. The ‘Lacasa’ group has an annual turnover of 150 million euros. ‘Mars’, which owns Uncle Ben’s rice products, has taken note and recently came out with a statement. “We recognise that now is the right time to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, including its visual brand identity.”

Consequently, they are ridding themselves of the “Uncle Tom” black farmer image that has helped to sell it since the 1940s.

Large Elephants in Huelva Province Scientists, geologists and palaeontologists from Huelva, Seville and the museum at Gibraltar have been examining fossils in the Huelva province of Andalucía, parts of Portugal, and Gibraltar. They think that as the Ice Age spread through Europe, animals travelled down to southern Europe, and in Huelva they have found footprints of elephants that are estimated to be four metres tall from 125,000 years ago. They are the species Palaeoloxodon antiquus that evolved from African elephants and they travelled in groups, as do modern elephants. Heavy rain and high seas last year took away a lot of sand on beaches in Huelva and more footprints were revealed. They also consider that footprints from wild boar indicate that they may have weighed 300kg. Neanderthals also seem to have existed in the Iberian area some 12,000 years later than had been thought, and at the museum in Gibraltar they have fossilised evidence of an adolescent found in a small quarry, who was 1.3m tall with very well defined footprints with toes and a heel. Other similar footprints considered to be from Neanderthals have been found in the Algarve.

The ‘Aire’ Grants The ‘Aire’ initiatives are grants for town halls in the province to give employment to special sectors of the community for work that is needed, particularly minor public works. This includes small building projects, improvements in public spaces such as gardens, and the elimination of architectural problems and barriers that make access for the disabled difficult. 23 town halls in our Alamanzora area have put forward proposals that come to a total of 1.39 million euros and will give employment to 148 people, predominantly the young and long term unemployed. This scheme will start in September and run for 68 months and the people carrying out this work will receive initial training. Albox will receive 176,000 euros for 18 people with seven of them involved in minor building work along with a plumber, gardeners, street cleaners and an administrative assistant. Olula del Río will receive 96,000 euros covering the

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Help for Infected Tourists In various parts of Spain there is help for tourists infected with the COVID-19 virus to try and make them feel secure on a proposed visit, and this applies to foreign and Spanish national holiday makers. This is either cover from an insurance company or direct financial aid. In the Canary Islands, the insurance company AXA has agreed to cover infected tourists up to December 31st with a premium of 450,000 euros. It provides money for medical treatment, longer hotel stay if necessary and repatriation if the previously booked flight took off without them. This help is in the event that an infected tourist is not covered by any other insurance. In Valencia the authorities have booked hotel space if people need to be quarantined with a budget of 280,000 euros and two hotels in Benidorm will take in affected people at no cost. The Balearic Islands have set aside money for hotel space and on August 4th this was used for a family of four from Murcia who tested positive and were staying in Menorca. They were transferred to the Hotel Puente and after the quarantine period was over their return fare was paid. A similar scheme in Mallorca was used by 20 German tourists after two of them tested positive with return flights organised, and the Germans considered they had been treated very well. The Balearic Island Tourist Board sent this information to German tour operators to try and boost numbers, but unfortunately the German Health officials added the island to their list of “don’t go there” places on August 14th. The largest German airline TUI, along with Der Touristsik, suspended all flights to Spain except to the Canary Islands, and for the repatriation of existing German holiday makers.

Fake COVID-19 News Fernando Simón, the Spanish expert on COVID-19, was quick to debunk information, particularly in the English press in Spain in mid-August, that there was a new lockdown planned from September 18th. The “fake news” stated that there would be three phases

with the most severe one only allowing people to leave their homes for essential necessities. Fernando stated that there had been no meetings or discussions of anybody at all where this had even been suggested, and any decisions were taken as circumstances changed, not several weeks in advance! He said that this was very damaging for Spain as it had been repeated in the international press in some countries as being “fact” and not “fake news”. During the pandemic there are very heavy fines for anyone publishing fake news, via whatever medium, that falsely alarms the population.

No Change in US Tariffs The authorities in Spain and particularly in Andalucía, are complaining bitterly that the US import tariffs have not been lifted when they have been for products from Greece and the UK. The Spanish Government is hoping that via a complaint to the EU more pressure can be applied. The tariffs are 15% in the case of aircraft (designed to give US companies an equal opportunity to compete with the ‘Airbus’ company), and 25% on other products that include cheese, wine, olives and olive oil. The Junta de Andalucía state that 250,000 families rely on income from these two products in 300 municipalities and it involves 40% of all agricultural and allied workers. They are trying to open up new markets but the US has traditionally been the highest importer after European countries.

Children and COVID-19 In mid-August, with the new school year on the horizon, the Junta de Andalucía reported that 10% of the people affected in the last two weeks in Almería province were children under the age of 14, and now totalled 150 in the last month, up from 25. There were 29 new cases in children under the age of four, 31 from age five to nine, and 27 aged 10 to 14. There were also 39 positives in young people aged 15 to 19. A possible cause was the mixing of young children within an extended family that had not taken place before restrictions were lifted, and a lack of preventive measures in the highest age group. A spokesperson from the Junta de Andalucía Health Department stated that the numbers were very worrying, particularly with the 2020-2021school year starting soon.

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In the News The Return to School All being well, all Spanish schools will start up again in September for the 2020-2021 school year but this will be reviewed if there are still areas with a large number of infections. The Junta de Andalucía (the governing body for Almería province) is allocating 25 million euros to adapt 959 schools and colleges in Andalucía. Over 1,100 projects are included in the plan with minor building work and screening to help social distancing, modifications to toilets, better ventilation, improvements to electrical supplies, WiFi and internet coverage. Some of the work will have been done when schools go back and other work will be done before the end of the year. The money includes the cost of initial tests for 143,000 staff, the supply of 3 million masks every month, 300,000 litres of gel, and the employment of 2,500 nurses and 800 health monitors. 150,000 laptops will be purchased for use by pupils in Almería province and the cost of these, which is 45 million, is in addition to the 25 million euros. During the end of the last school year with virtual learning 7,400 tablets were purchased along with 7,800 SIM cards for children who didn’t have them. One proposal is staggered start and finish times to stop large groups of children being in contact at the same time, and where social distancing is impossible there is a suggestion that a class will be split into two. 50% would have face-toface teaching one week and the other 50% virtual lessons at home. In our province there will be an extra 197 teachers in primary education and 180 in secondary education. The Junta have sent every educational establishment a comprehensive document with 10 major sections and 91 questions and answers designed to cover 300 concerns. It does appear that the rate of infection and passing on the virus is less likely in young children and more so in older children, but in a separate news item we explain worrying numbers of young people who are testing positive in our province. The US is hardly a shining example of how to go about controlling the pandemic but one college re-opened in early August but had to 50% close after three days. One teenage pupil who had felt unwell had undergone a test but came back to school before the result was known, and he had tested positive. Over 100 children and five members of staff were told to quarantine and this

also posed a threat to their family members. On Friday, August 14th a school in Germany with 200 pupils shut after just five days when a pupil tested positive. It was shut for two weeks of quarantine that included all of the teachers and school employees, and deep cleaning took place.

The ‘Tiger’ Mosquitos Return In 2004 the first discovery of the ‘tiger’ mosquito, ‘Aedes albopictus’, took place in Barcelona near the port. It was suspected that it had come off a boat with imported bananas. Larger than normal mosquitos, it is called the ‘tiger’ mosquito because the legs and body have white stripes. By 2015 it had arrived in our area and was found in Mojácar, Vera, Garrucha, Pulpí, Carboneras and Níjar. The mosquito principally bites humans in August and September and can transmit Dengue and Chikungunya fever. In mid-August it was announced that 80 places where it existed in our area had been catalogued, with more than 50% in Mojácar. The mosquitos only live for one month and do not travel more than 450 metres but thrive in as little as 1cm of stagnant water. The reason given as to why they have been found in many parts of Spain is stated to be that they enter parked vehicles if windows are open and fly out after a journey. Experts say that municipalities must do everything they can to spray areas where there is any water, but individuals must ensure that after any rain there are not stagnant amounts in open containers or other places where water collects. Plants in gardens and pots where there can be an

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In the News accumulation of water should be watered every seven days to flush out existing water before it becomes stagnant. There is no special treatment apart from the normal products marketed that are mosquito repellents and post-bite creams, but treating a bite with an ice cube may help. Health authorities want to know where these mosquitos have been found and there is a free app ‘Mosquito Alert’ where a photograph of a mosquito can be sent. Specialists will decide whether the photo is of a normal type of mosquito or the tiger ones. A small amount of photos of mosquitos sent last year were identified to be a different strain called the ‘Japanese’ mosquito that can transmit the West Nile virus, but they are not normally as dangerous as the tiger ones. An alarm was raised in mid-August in an area of Seville near the Guadalquivir River, when people were hospitalised with a combination of encephalitis and meningitis and six of them were in intensive care. Investigators concluded it was the West Nile virus transmitted from mosquitos and 42,000 local residents were advised to use repellents, wear clothes that covered their skin, use mosquito screens at doors and windows and not leave lights on in the evening if not needed. A shopkeeper in the area complained that they had overcome the listeria outbreak last year with 222 cases, three deaths and seven miscarriages and the problems last January, when toxic gases came from the sewage system. He asked what they might be hit with next in the seven plagues of Egypt? A campaign of vaccinations against meningitis for children is already in place in Spain for different age groups.

‘Radar COVID’ An app that is called ‘Radar COVID’ and was tested for a month in La Gomera island in the Canaries is now being made available throughout Spain. It can be downloaded from Google Play with Android 6.0 mobiles and Apple Store with iOS 13.5 versions. It cannot be used with Huawei mobiles and because of the Android and iOS limitations it may well be that 35% of mobile phone users cannot access it. It can be downloaded now and more than 500,000 people had done this in mid-August although it will not be available for the general public to use until September 15th. All autonomous communities (so

in our case Andalucía) are responsible for getting it up and running in their area and the Junta asked the Ministry of Health if they could set it up before the 15th. This was agreed and it came into force in Almería and Málaga on Monday, 24th August. Once downloaded, the user is asked to connect it to Bluetooth so it doesn’t use GPS and it then runs in the background without using very much battery power, even when the app is not open. In La Gomera island 83% of users kept it running. All personal data is completely anonymous including the location and mobile number. If a person tests positive they press a symbol that notifies this and they are sent a numerical code number. Putting in this code number gives permission for an anonymous alert to be sent to anyone who has been within two metres for a period of more than 15 minutes in the last 14 days, but the exact date within this period is not shown or any information regarding the infected person. Instructions are then given to these contacts as to the action that they should take. Health officials in the Canary Island reported that the list of contacts to be traced was twice as good as any other method. Recommendations are that users should check the app frequently and it should be available in English.

A New Court Building For Huércal-Overa The Justice Department of the Junta de Andalucía has notified the authorities in Huércal-Overa that specific funding is being earmarked before the end of this year in the 2021 budget for a new court building. They state that the work will be fully completed by 2023. The Justice Department has said that there are major deficiencies in the existing building which is obsolete and has too many stairways to the various floors, and amongst other things security is an issue. The existing building is rented, and the authorities state that the only solution is a custom designed new complex in one building.

The Busy New ‘061’ Centre In Vera In the first 15 days that the advanced ‘061’ ambulance centre was operational in Vera they were called out 50 times. 40 of these calls were ‘Priority 1’ that signifies a life-threatening event, and the other calls were for people not at immediate risk including a loss of consciousness, breathing

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In the News difficulties and the results of falls or traffic accidents. On one occasion, following a severe fall with multiple injuries, the 061 staff called out the helicopter based in Baza that airlifted the patient to the Torrecárdenas hospital in Almería. The advanced system ambulance can receive patient information whilst on route from the 061 centre in Almería city and send information relating to diagnosis, and data such as vital signs and cardiograph recordings, to the hospital where the patient is being taken. The crew can also seek advice from specialist medical staff. The ambulance operates from 10am to midnight when other ambulances are then on call and serves Vera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Antas, Los Gallardos, Pulpí, Huércal-Overa, Mojácar and Garrucha.

Solutions for Gibraltar The UK and Spain have to decide what is happening to Gibraltar when Brexit takes place, and the Gibraltar authorities hope that a mutually satisfactory outcome can be reached. They have come up with two very major changes that would involve Gibraltar joining the EU customs union and the Schengen passport free area. Joining the customs union was the proposal put forward by the EU for dealing with Northern Ireland with a border between the Republic of Ireland, but this was rejected by negotiators in London. In the case of Gibraltar it already has an EU border with Spain and relies heavily on the single market idea. As regards the Schengen area, Gibraltar has 10 million tourists a year with the majority arriving by land, as well as the 40% of their workforce who come in every day from Spain. The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has stated that he is open to sensible ideas and a rise in tax on cigarettes coming into Gibraltar has already been agreed, designed to curb the enormous amount of smuggling across the border. Spain also wants the “tax haven” to be addressed as many Spanish companies have their head office in Gibraltar and because of this they avoid paying Spanish corporation tax. Another subject for discussion is the land where the airport is. Spain disputes that this land was part of the area ceded to England in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht. One proposal is that Spain would be happy to help modernise it with a longer runway, but with joint ownership.

Emissions from Electric Cars By 2040 all cars in Spain are supposed to be electric, not hybrid, diesel or petrol. The Society of Motor Dealers thinks that this is far too optimistic, but this is the official line. The new subsidised purchase schemes that we commented on last month give a big discount for all-electric vehicles. One consideration is that all electric cars still have harmful emissions because they need electricity to charge them up. Unless this electricity comes from completely wind or solar power there are emissions from the normal production of electricity from power stations. Figures from ‘Aedive’, the Spanish Association for the Introduction of Electric Vehicles, are that electric vehicles on average emit 58 grams of CO2 per km based on an average electricity charge needed of 15kWh every 100km. EU figures are that electric cars emit only 30% of CO2 emissions of diesel or petrol cars but in reality, figures for the most popular non-electric cars in Spain are that the CO2 emissions are only about twice that of electric ones. The average emissions from SEAT cars are 118 grams of CO2 per km, Peugeot 108, Renault 118, Volkswagen 120 and Toyota 97. This figure from Toyota is very close to the EU limit of 95 grams of CO2 per km that has to be the maximum figure next year with fines if this level is not achieved. Electricity needed for the many thousands of charging points that are considered necessary cannot come entirely from renewable sources. If there is a large increase in electric vehicles and therefore the electricity needed to charge them up, the present figure of an average of 58 grams of CO2 per km will go up as well! Roquetas de Mar recently announced that in the next few weeks there would be three double charging points free for owners of electric vehicles with two in Roquetas city and one in Aquadulce. The charging points have a display that indicates the rate of charge and the necessary time period. These have cost 30,000 euros with a 40% grant from the Spanish Department of Ecological Transition who in turn were financed from EU grants. Another EU grant of 35 million euros from the European Investment Bank is being given to the Spanish power company ‘Endesa’. In return, they will provide 8,500 charging points over a four year period. This shows the cost of the many thousands of charging points that are needed

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The Dinosaur with Bone Cancer Tests on the remains of a dinosaur that was on the earth 76 million years ago has revealed that it died of bone cancer, and just prior to death the bone in its right back leg fractured. The dinosaur was found in Alberta in Canada in 1989, and in 2017 experts from the Royal Museum of Ontario, which included a Spanish scientist, asked for permission to subject the bones to various tests as it appeared to them that the bones possibly exhibited signs of cancer. Their analysis showed that there was a large tumour at the top of the knee joint on its back leg that had almost certainly spread to other parts of the body. The experts concluded that the dinosaur would have been very vulnerable to attacks by other dinosaurs and it would not have been able to move with any speed. In 2019 scientists announced that they had found signs of bone cancer in a tortoise that died 240 million years ago. Cancer has also been found in the skeleton of a man whose remains were discovered in South Africa and dated back 2 million years.

Roman Amphorae Recovered On a routine food handling inspection at a shop that sold fish in Santa Pola in Alicante, the inspectors noticed some very old pottery and notified the Seprona branch of the Guardia Civil. The son of the owner claimed that they had been recovered from fishing nets and they were put in the shop to provide some decoration. The objects were taken away and inspected in a maritime museum in Valencia. They determined that they were six Roman amphorae that were typically used for wine or fish sauces, and probably came from the 1st century A.D. It was considered that they had been on a voyage to Rome from the Roman port ‘Portus Ilicitanus’ near Alicante when the boat was shipwrecked. There was also a very old anchor and a small pottery plaque that was considered to be of major importance and high value. Although the owners of the shop had no intention of selling the Roman items they will be prosecuted for hanging on to them and not reporting their discovery. In

2018 some more valuable Roman amphorae were recovered in Girona after police found that they were being sold on the internet portal ‘Wallapop’ for 500 euros each.

A Tough Time for Banks During the pandemic the economic problems are severe and all banks are experiencing problems. The Central European Bank has announced that the 86 major banks in the Eurozone will have to be monitored to detect “stress”, and some intervention may be necessary as was done during the last financial crisis. They have recommended that banks don’t pay a dividend to shareholders this year. The problems apply to Spanish banks, and Bankia became state owned after the last financial crisis with the government still having a 60% stake. They have had to allocate 125 million euros in the first quarter of this year, 185 million in the second quarter with more money needed in the third quarter to keep them afloat. It is thought very likely that a fusion with another bank is a good idea and they fused with the BMN bank two years ago. A fusion reduces operating costs but the other side of the coin is that branches and staff numbers are reduced. The government was hoping that by the end of 2020 they would have sold off some of their 60% ownership but this is now a forlorn hope. Banco Santander is forecasting a loss in 2020 taking into account it includes their operations in the UK, Poland and the US. They fused with Banco Popular after they bought the bank for one euro and assumed the debts, and this operation is now complete. Ana Botin, the Banco Santander

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In the News president, has stated that they don’t need to fuse with any other bank. 700 small branches out of their total of 3,300 have put up “shut for holidays” signs in August, after closing because of the pandemic. Banco Sabadell are anticipating that they will close 230 branches before the end of the year when the number they expected to shut was only 140, and the BBVA bank has announced that 160 branches will close. CaixaBank consider that they have to attract more clients in larger branches where they can offer a greater range of services to attract personal clients and businesses. Part of their strategy is to promote a friendlier image including dispensing cups of coffee! The Bank of Spain states that there are currently 24,000 bank branches in Spain which is 300 less than at the end of 2019. In 2014 there were 36,000.

Rafa Pulls Out of US Open At the beginning of August, Rafa Nadal announced that he would not be going to the US to compete in the US Open tennis tournament to take place from August 31st to September 13th. He announced that with the COVID-19 situation in the US he did not think it sensible to go there and apologised to the millions of fans that would watch it on TV. His decision followed the Australians Ashleigh Barty (female world number 1) announcing that they were not going, along with Fabio Fognini, Stan Wawrinka, Gael Monfils and Jo Wilfred Tsonga. Roger Federer is not going because of an injury but Novak Djokovic stated he would compete there. Rafa intends to go to the APT Masters 1000 in Rome from September 20th to 27th and the French Roland Garros tournament from September 27th to October 11th.

Not Wearing Masks The Policía Local (the police employed by municipalities) are tasked with enforcing that people wear masks where it is obligatory, and the fine for non-compliance is 100 euros. In Málaga up to the middle of August, 3,295 people had been fined, but the police stated that they had warned a very large numbers of people that not wearing a mask was an offence and a fine might follow if they were stopped again. In Valencia there were 200 fines every day, and in Barcelona, where the police stated that people

were much better at wearing masks, only 100 people were fined daily. When stopped by police there are a large number of excuses. Some young people carry a bottle of water or a canned drink and claim they are in the process of drinking, but frequently they are not drinking, and this is merely an excuse to not wear a mask. Another excuse is that a person is taking part in physical activity, when it is clear that this is not the case. A further problem for the police is people on beaches who do not wear a mask and this is more difficult to stop without suitable police vehicles. There were numerous complaints when videos on social media showed large numbers of young people without masks at a ‘Starlite’ concert in Marbella on August 7th. The organisers stated that the number of people allowed to attend was 1,500 and there were only 1,398 but they couldn’t enforce the wearing of masks. The week before, the Junta de Andalucía (the governing body for Almería province) passed a regulation that organisers of events that were illegal could be fined up to 600,000 euros. The average age of people fined for not wearing a mask is from 15-25. Discos, nightclubs and late night bars were shut down throughout Spain on August 14th.

Payment on Results The 70 billion euros that the EU are giving Spain to recover from the economic problems with the pandemic are dependent on Spain complying with targets. The 70 billion euros will be advanced up to the end of 2022 with some 30 billion available if projects are included in the government budget for 2021. The budget has to deal with unemployment, the ecological transition, modernising houses in poor areas, the digitalisation of local, regional and central government administration, and investment in the ‘Mediterranean Corridor” which is the high speed train project that will eventually come to Almería city. 10% of the money will be supplied when the projects have been approved in October, and the rest in four payments every six months during 2021 and 2022. Another 12 billion euros is available from the plan ‘React EU’ that deals with infrastructure, but Spain will have to match this amount of money so 50/50. This will bring the total in 2021 to 30 billion euros. Spain was

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Is There Anything More Important Than HEALTH? You also have the advantage to choose the medical clinic you attend and the Doctor you see, amongst the multiple options from our medical directory. Another advantage is that when hospitalised you have a private room with a bed for an accompanist. Furthermore, there exists the possibility of a second medical opinion and preventive medicine by carrying out a yearly medical check-up.

Society is more and more interested in looking after their health because a good well-being means a better lifestyle. We see information on a daily basis on social media, television, newspapers etc. In order to have a healthy lifestyle, it is very important to look after yourself by having a balanced diet, exercise and rest, important steps that can make a difference in the future. Also, to prevent and cure illnesses, many people decide to take out a private health insurance because, is there anything more important than health?

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the Spanish Prime Minister, has been in talks with company executives in Spain and has suggested that the Spanish Ministry of Defence could order three military aircraft, four aircraft for the maritime patrol sector, and between the military and the Department of the Interior, they would order 36 helicopters over the next six years, and a further Campervans Very Popular 59 in a second phase. Pedro Sánchez has also During the pandemic, sales of campervans are promised to increase the participation and funding increasing and this was 20% higher in July compared for several research and development projects for to 2019, and there is also an increase in renting. This military purposes. is put down to the sensible expectation that travelling in a campervan is a good way of having minimum exposure to the COVID-19 virus, and this is the main reason put forward by the Asociación Española de la Industria y Comercio del Caravaning (Aseicar), the official body. They point out that there are a number of regulations that have to be understood and these apply to parking, “camping” when tables and chairs or barbecues are set up after parking, and nighttime stays at approved locations. People “camping” on a site that is merely for parking may be given a fine, and overnight stays are banned in some locations. During the pandemic, some main sites have reduced numbers of campervans to comply with larger social distancing regulations, but they will have sewage disposal, electricity and toilet/shower units. The association ‘Sin Código Postal’ (Without a postcode), Selling Gold has a website and blog in Spanish to help people plan In the pandemic, many people who are strapped their journeys and offers advice on all aspects of for cash have been taking any gold items they have camper-vanning. to the specialist Spanish shops that buy them. The

Spanish Help for Airbus In common with the aviation industry worldwide, Airbus is experiencing some very bad months. Up to June the company only supplied 196 aircraft to customers compared to 389 in the same period of 2019. This is because airlines are cancelling orders, or postponing the modernisation of their fleets of aircraft and have put off planned purchases. Losses announced up to the end of June are 1.9 billion euros compared to a profit of 1.2 billion euros last year. They are proposing to lay off 600 Spanish workers in their various factories and this is in addition to another 700 in their admin side of their defence sector. The A400M military version of the airbus is entirely assembled in Seville. Pedro Sánchez,

shops initially had to shut but were subsequently able to deal with customers by appointment. The price of gold has been rising and was about 2,000 dollars (1,690 euros) per ounce in mid-August, the highest amount since 2012. After the 2008 crisis, the price of gold hit 1,900 dollars (1,622 euros). The financial entity Goldman Sachs is predicting that the price may rise to 2,300 dollars per ounce, and gold is a good hedge against inflation. Investors are also buying gold from specialist dealers on the basis that gold rarely goes down in price and will almost always go up over time, and Central Banks have reportedly bought 740 tons in the first six months of this year. Pawnshops are also seeing more transactions involving gold items when clients need a (hopefully) temporary boost in income.

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ne of the huge problems because of the pandemic has been the reduction in flights, and therefore income, for airlines, that in many cases has dropped to zero. Several countries are proposing action to try and keep their national airlines in business to some extent, and this can be a direct injection of cash, interest free loans, or purchasing shares which is effectively part nationalisation. Iberia, which includes the low cost companies Iberia Express and Vueling, is a major player in internal flights in Spain. To this extent it is effectively a national airline, although it is owned by the ‘IAG Holdings’ group that includes British Airways. Air Nostrum is another company with internal flights within Spain and this is a franchise company linked to Regional Iberia

Many airlines are announcing cuts in employees from pilots down to handling staff at airports, with plans to cease operations at airports that are not cost effective. Large numbers of planes are being “mothballed” and in July we reported that this applied to eight aircraft parked at Almería airport. Virgin Atlantic, Ryanair and EasyJet have all grounded most of their fleets, while IAG has cut capacity by 75%. Norwegian Air has cancelled thousands of flights and none of these companies consider that this is just a temporary situation. Willie Walsh is the CEO of British Airways and his prediction is that “hopefully” things may get back to normal in 2024.

The Spanish government proposed rescue packages in July and this applies to “strategic companies” considered very important, including Iberia. Last November a merger was agreed between Iberia and Air Europe, subject to EU approval, and the Spanish government consider that this should still go ahead, but perhaps with different conditions. The purchase price was 1 billion euros, but it will The Spanish government and major unions have consolidate tourism which is a major motor of the reached an agreement that the ‘ERTE’ scheme will Spanish economy. continue in force until the end of September. This scheme pays about 70% of the wages to companies So far Iberia has received 750 million euros in an who keep employees on the payroll who don’t have interest free loan, and Vueling has received 260 any work but are not laid off. The unions wanted million. Air Europe has been loaned 140 million this extension to be in place until the end of the euros and Air Nostrum 130 million. It is hoped that year but the government says that at the end of these loans will help keep all these companies afloat September they will decide whether this continues. for the next 12 months. Apart from airlines this will help hotels that have not opened and small businesses if they still can’t Germany has pumped 9 billion euros into Lufthansa, offer full employment to existing workers. and France and Holland are proposing a joint injection of 4 billion euros for Air France-KLM. In the UK the Chancellor of the Exchequer has Portugal has partly taken control of their TAP airline poured cold water on bailing out airlines. Rishi Sunak with a 1.2 million euro investment and Italy is giving has stated that government funding will only be Alitalia 3 billion euros. Michael O’Leary is not happy, available “as a last resort” and airlines must raise and is proposing to complain to the EU Commission money through shareholders. This has been that bailing out European airlines is taking away roundly rejected by airline bosses who say the UK the ability of Ryanair to be competitive. economy will suffer.

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So Now You Know... Richard Nixon, the Musician The 37th President of the United States from 1969-1974 (and the only president to resign from office to avoid being impeached) was an extremely talented musician. He played a total of five instruments including the piano, saxophone, clarinet, accordion and violin. He particularly enjoyed playing the piano and he composed his own piano concerto, aptly titled "Richard Nixon Piano Concerto #1," which he played on primetime TV's "Jack Paar Program" in 1963. He played "God Bless America" on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville Tennessee, and accompanied singer Pearl Bailey in a performance at the White House. Champagne Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, the head of the very famous family-owned French producer of ‘Taittinger Champagne’, considers that champagne was first discovered by English wine companies, but they did so by mistake. He says that at one time Benedictine monks were supplying English wine importers with still red and white wines from the northeast French region of Champagne. They left the inexpensive white wines on the London docks and when the wines got really cold they started undergoing a second fermentation, causing carbonated bubbles. Like all great mistakes, it led to a great invention! Earthquakes Earthquakes can range from minor tremors that are barely noticeable to ones that destroy buildings and cause massive destruction. It's an inevitable part of life for those who live in countries such as China, Indonesia, Iran, and Turkey, some of the most earthquake-prone places on the planet. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Japan records the most earthquakes in the world because several continental and oceanic plates meet. On March 11th 2011 the strongest recorded earthquake caused the tsunami along the Pacific Coast of north-eastern Japan. Over 20,000 people were killed and the Fu k u s h i m a n u c l e a r a c c i d e n t o c c u r r e d .

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Aerosol Spray Cans The first modern aerosol spray can was patented in 1927 by Norwegian engineer Erik Rotheim, looking for a better way to wax his skis, and spray can insecticides were developed to protect US troops against malaria during WWII. It wasn’t until 1949 that Edward Seymour, of Sycamore, Illinois, thought of putting paint in a spray can (though he credited his wife, Bonnie, with the initial flash of inspiration). Initially considering the idea little more than a novelty, Seymour soon realised the potential of such an efficient method of dispensing paint. He founded ‘Seymour of Sycamore’, today a leading manufacturer of aerosol paints. Monopoly One of the most famous board games of all time, responsible for endless hours of wholesome family fun or devastating family arguments, was invented by Elizabeth “Lizzie” Magie in 1904. She called it ‘The Landlord’s Game’ and it was intended as a game to underline the injustices of unchecked capitalism and demonstrated how the poor became penniless when land prices and rent increased and they could finish up in jail. Charles Darrow stole the idea 30 years later, called it ‘Monopoly’ and sold it to the Parker Brothers. They eventually tracked down Magie as they wanted full manufacturing rights and paid her 500 dollars. The World’s Population The world's total population is calculated as being about 7.8 billion which certainly sounds like an enormous number of people. However, it might feel a little more manageable once you learn that if every single one of those people stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they could all fit inside the 500 square miles of Los Angeles, according to the National Geographic Magazine. This could only happen if there were no trees or buildings to get in the way and all the land was flat. This assumes that 5.8 people can fit into a space that is 10.8ft2 or 1m2, so very squashed. The world’s population could fit into Almería province 6.77 times without trees or buildings.

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wo Spanish nutritionists have published their recommendations relating to the amount of water that we drink and the effects of natural or artificial additives. Their advice is principally aimed at drinking water from the tap, not bottled water, and they point out that there are many myths and false claims.

and iron and they state that the main problems with hard water are the problems experienced with washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers, not humans. Some medical advice is not to drink hard water if a person has kidney stones, but the two experts state that there does not seem to be any scientific reason that supports this. They consider that the natural components They state that if people are told that they should of hard water are good for the body in general, drink two to two and a half litres of water a day just the same as calcium in milk is linked with a this is quite false and drinking less water should reduction in heart diseases. not be considered to be a bad thing. Their recommendation is that people should drink to satisfy their thirst and the only sectors of the population that should drink a lot of water are those people suffering from kidney disease, or people who indulge in physical or sports related activities. They agree that in the height of summer, with the high temperatures in Spain, drinking water is a good idea but not the “magic” amount of two litres or more. They also dismiss the claim that if a person is very thirsty they are dehydrated. The two nutritionists also debunk the theory that chlorine in tap water can kill. They point out that whilst people may not like the taste, chlorine is a disinfectant and kills other unpleasant smells and bacteria, and in the very small quantities found in tap water there is no danger to health, but rather the reverse. They state that people can get used to the slight amounts of chlorine, just the same as drinking coffee or beer that have a distinctive taste. Similarly, their conclusions are that the presence of trihalomethanes (a bi-product of treated water) has no links with cancer of the bladder as has often been claimed. They agree that the EU recommends a limit of 100 micrograms per litre, but in Spain the typical amount is 28 micrograms. They point out that smoking is a cause of many cancers including cancer of the bladder. Regarding “hard” water, this contains calcium and magnesium together with lesser amounts of zinc

They pour scorn on the idea that adding lemon, acidic water with hydrogen, or oxygen to bottled water has any benefits and consider that the only benefits are the profit that the companies make that sell water with these additives. Lemon juice is known to be linked with dental problems and can destroy tooth enamel. In California, companies are selling bottled sea water and claiming that it is good for humans because it is “the diet of dolphins” and is an aid to losing weight. The experts say that this is a very bad idea because sea water has no treatment that makes it suitable for humans. They consider that this is a very dangerous idea that can lead to a vicious cycle. The more sea water that is drunk, the more a person can become dehydrated and they then drink more sea water. This is considered to be very bad in general and can cause damage to many organs. They think that marketing sea water should be banned.

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The New “TIE” Cards

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ollowing Brexit on December 31st, UK nationals categories. Following this, your application for who are official residents and have either the residency will be approved, and the application and green A4 or credit card sized certificates obtained appointment to obtain your T.I.E. is the next stage. before July 6th this year can change them for the new T.I.E. (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjeros) plastic identity card. (These new cards are almost identical to the ones in use before green certificates were issued instead.) They have personal information and a photo on the front and a finger print on the back. The card specifically states it is for a beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement and will help with administrative formalities and border crossings. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Consulate state quite clearly: “If you registered your residency with the Spanish authorities before 6 July 2020 and have a green paper residence certificate, you do not need to take action. Your green certificate (A4 or credit card sized) will remain valid proof of your residence and of your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement even after 31 December 2020. You may exchange it for the new TIE if you want to. There is no deadline for doing so”. For some time now, advice from the UK authorities and the Spanish government has been that people living in Spain who had not become official residents should do so as soon as possible before Brexit. If you are in this category, from July 6th until January 1st 2021 the procedure is different and is a two-step process. At the same office as where the T.I.E. cards are being issued (detailed below) you have to have an appointment to apply for resident status and need the documentation required regarding the criteria for income and healthcare. You do not necessarily have to go in person, and there are ‘gestors’ in Spain who deal with official paperwork and ‘asesores’ (accountants) who will give you advice and will present the documentation if you ask them to. The Focus magazine directory has contact information in “Accountants” and “Legal Services”

Anyone applying for the new identity card has to go to the office in person as a digital fingerprint is required, along with a completed application form FX23, their passport, proof they have paid the 12 euros fee, and a photograph that complies with the relevant requirements. Another trip is necessary with your passport to collect the card. The new cards will be for ten years if you have a green certificate that is for ‘residente permanente’ otherwise for five years. The place where applications have to be made is the ‘Oficina de Extranjería’ that is run by the National Police, and for Almería province it is in Almería city at Calle Marruecos no. 1 (not far from the Mediterráneo Commercial Centre). Since August 3rd, this office is operating for longer hours which are Monday to Friday from 8.30am2.30pm & 3.30pm-7.30pm. From 12 noon, appointments can be made for the following work day on a “first come first served” basis. They aim to deal with 150 applications in the morning and 100 in the afternoon. Appointments can be made by ringing 950 759 302 or online. The procedure “should” be the same throughout Spain, so for people living in Murcia province they go to Lorca. As far as we are aware, the above information is accurate at time of going to press but it is not an exhaustive guide. Seeking expert advice, if in doubt, is always a good idea.

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ar sales in Spain during the pandemic have dropped substantially to almost nothing, but the government incentive schemes we explained last month have resulted in some improvement.

compact and the much larger models so they have not been very popular so far. The Opel Insignia, Mazda 6 and the Peugeot 508 comprised most of these sales.

Seat Arona

The most popular purchases this year, with 25% of all sales, has been the medium size SUV (Sports utility vehicle) that is also called a “cross-over” because they combine normal equipment together with some features from “off-road” driving, which may be a higher ground clearance or four wheel drive. The most popular model in Spain has been the Nissan Qashqai that accounts for 25% of all car sales so far in 2020, followed by the Seat Ateca and the Peugeot 3008 which is in the top ten list of all sales. The “compact” car had sales of 20%. The most popular models that had all been upgraded during 2019 were the Seat León, Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla. 20% of all sales were Utility cars that offer a good range of equipment without being luxury models, and the Dacia Sendero has been popular for its price, along with the Renault Clio. These two cars are respectively the second and third most popular models sold so far this year.

Mono-volume cars are larger than their urban brothers and sisters but they only achieved 2.5% of all sales. This is a rather strange category that may be attractive because of the price, but only the Fiat 500L stood out. 1% of all sales were the Premium SUV models that are fairly or very expensive although they have hosts of features. This year they are obviously not a popular choice, probably due to the cost. BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover had almost equal sales in this very small sector. The luxury end of the saloon car market with large dimensions but full equipment only achieved 0.6% of all sales which totalled 2,500. There was no particular make or model that had decent sales.

18% of all sales were models considered to be small SUVs without the higher price tag and size and the Seat Arona and the Peugeot 2008 led these sales. The most sales then dropped dramatically to only 6% and this sector was large SUVs with up to seven seats. In 2020 there has been a much reduced popularity, and price is obviously a determining factor. The Seat Tarraco The recent incentive schemes are very good if and the Skoda Kodiaq had the most sales in this you are in the market for an all-electric car. The discount amount is 5,000 euros and it is not a market. requirement that an old car is scrapped. In July Urban cars are those that are normally small, have there were 1,650 sales, and in 2019 there were a reduced engine size, and are not considered 50% more sales than in 2018 but the total number very suitable or comfortable for long journeys. was only 12,300, a miniscule number. They are 4% of all sales in 2020 have been principally the still not popular with private buyers and 58% of Fiat 500 that has a good specification, and so far 2019 sales were to fleet owners. Relatively high this year is the eighth most popular car. 4% of prices and lack of charging points don’t help to sales were the medium size cars between the achieve sales.

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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 Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 Cepsa (Silver bottles) Leaks ….......................902 100224 Cepsa, information …......................................902 416416 TAXIS See Directory pages Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .......................901 121212 Repsol, information .........................................901 100100 MOBILES LOST OR STOLEN (From any 'phone) ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Orange …........................................................................656 001470 Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Telefónica Movistar …............................................095 702611 Central number ……………........................................959 999999 Vodafone …....................................................................607 123000 Yoigo …..................................................................................622 622622 TRAINS Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……..........…….902 240202

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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 Richard Hayes ...........................................................603 567676 Sintra Consultores (Vera) …......................................950 393815 SolAir (See p.31) ...............................950 472081 / 645 294064 Vera Advisors (Vera) ………………..................………950 390621 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43)...950 398146 / 699 909737 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..........................................950 431720

AIRPORT TRANSFERS (LEGAL)

ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture Antonio Herrero ......................................670 099725

Exclusive Airport Shuttles (See p.50).........................950 092602

ALARMS & SECURITY

AIRPORT PARKING 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

AIR CONDITIONING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.13)...647 247494 / 950 092604

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

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Angel Pardo (Técnico) .......................950 121960 / 687 939315 BAKERIES Antonio Martinez de la Casa .....................................950 092094 Cornish Pride (Albox) …................................………666 618933 Architecture & Engineering Mojácar ...........................950 655468 Blas Haro Morales (Mojácar).......................................639 317429 BARS & CAFES Daniel González Aranda (Vera) ......................................686 846 624 See also Restaurants Elena Acebo Architects (Huércal-Overa) .669 680098 / 950 134976 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001 Albox Bar Lepanto .........................................................................642 391433 Chapman’s ...............................................................950 091188 Cornish Pride ...................................................………666 618933 La Palmera ….............................................................950 430993

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

Arboleas Hotel Rural Azabache ...............................................690 258813 Humbugs Cafe …................................643 123253 / 643 075387

Bédar El Cortijo ...........................................950 398108 / 689 702916 El Paso ...................................................................950 469409

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 The Gallery (La Concepción) ..................................607

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

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

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

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

Huércal-Overa El Capricho ….........................................................637 595326 Hotel Overa ............................................................950 470879 New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614

La Alfoquía Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 Heathers ...................................................................642 144727

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AUCTIONS

Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 462540 Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles) ..UK 7413190882 / 643 137106 La Colonial ……………….........................................….950 133918 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950 528565 Los Carasoles Harley’s ..................................................................642 637371

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES 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 Screenmasters (See p.45) ...….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.45) .....................................627 907207 Speedyfit ...................................................................600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

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

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

Mojácar Bar Luz ....................................................................654 866110 Beachcomber ..............................................................634 339216 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472342 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ……….657 560679 / 645 414793 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Captain's Tapas Bar & Restaurant...............................617 477797

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Scotty's …...................................................................687 382540 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 The Irish Rover ......................................................950 473135 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 472659 The Roof Garden .................................................674 113218 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister .....................................................………………600 006032

Palomares 102 Tapas Bar …………....................950 467745 / 615 157905. Asagía Asador ........................................................640 210185 La Dulce Casa ….............................950 618059 / 950 467768 Casa Familiar Mojácar ..............................................950 377586 Monika ......................................................................659 672615 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 The Oasis ............................................950 467381 / 676 365010 Cowboy Kenny’s Bar and Que ................................711 007976 Delfos .......................................................................647 163681 Piedra Amarilla, Partaloa Dolce Vita .................................................................950 478476 Lorena’s ...................................................................634 345353 El Aleman ...............................................................617 317801 Pueblo Laguna El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 Bar Restaurant Laguna ……….........................……..950 132566 El Deseo ..................................................................670 018035 Dee’$ Dollar Bar ........................................................950 372295 El Lugar ...................................................................679 676405 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637 255978 El Toro .....................................................................622 456560 Enrico ...................................................950 472995 / 642 514738 Fany …………...........................................………….634 312820 Fusion Beach ...........................................................950 615224 Gastro Malabar ........................................................950 472970 Koi …...........................................................................950 615452 Kukis ..........................................................................950 377076 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 478841 La Piká .....................................................................950 930744 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ..............618 696172 / 647 724367 Los Amigos .......................................…………………950 478489 Levante ....................................................................950 615224 Lucero ………..................................................……….673 544617 Marcelo Entre Tapas ...................................................950 031812 Martinis ....................................................................950 285330 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ................950 475966 / 631 301368 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Mimi’s Bar ..................................................................651 872604

San Juan de los Terreros Mi Cortijo ………......................................................…950 466323

Turre Alice’s Bar ……….......................................................677 Chili ...................................................950 468425 / 608 La Pará ……………............................................……637 Rosie Lees (See front cover)...................................643

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Valle del Este Hole in One Karen’s Bar ......................950 461068 / 677 655790

Vera La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817

Vera Playa

Moca Cafe Bar …......................................................950 452885 Playa Blanca ...........................................950 473001 / 639 507520 Reina Mora ...............................................................950 473204 Rincon del Zahorí ..................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Rose & Crown .........................................................634 796884 Rusty Nail ...............................................................662 153813

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Bar La Reva ..........................................................618 541115 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................622 649469 La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 642856 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 478202 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 The Palm Tree .........................................................950 372210

Villaricos Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 Los Conteros .....................................950 618629 / 699 Lucky Bar Pizzeria ...........................................…….647

BARS (BEACH BARS)

467590 588790 169659 010705 SpeedyFit (Screens) ..................................................600 006032 073598 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists ...................+44 7756081843 Toldos Farrago (Screens)(Vera) ................................667 567564

Aku Aku (Mojácar) (See p.6) ..............950 478981 / 634 979360 Alma (Mojácar) …......................................................950 805928 Ankara Beach Terrace (Mojácar) ………........………..950 473042 Armony Beach Club (Vera Playa) …......……………..617 745021 Bocaina (Mojácar) (See p.11).....................................615 644682 Chiringuito Manacá (Mojácar) ............693 618671 / 600 045599 Costa Tranquila (San Juan de los Terreros)..............620 236798 El Cid (Mojácar) ...................................950 472063 / 696 056128 Hola Ola (Mojácar) ..................................................664 097279 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Lua Beach Club (Mojácar) …......................………… 950 472643 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ................................950 473131 Maraú (Vera Playa) ………...........................…………671 580340 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neptuno (Mojácar) (See p.29) ............….................616 005387 Playa Juana Beach Club ............................................690 984992 Sol y Arena (Mojácar) ..............................................950 478308 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST 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 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 Sleepcentre (Albox) (See p.5) ..........868 931872 / 671

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BATHROOMS & SHOWERS ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Ana Rodríguez (Huércal-Overa) ..........950 939154 / 606 784598 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) ……………………..950 109986 Complete Renovations ...........................644 389255 / 672 379960 BICYCLE SALES & HIRE Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 Dorothy Baños (Albox)...................................................661 463842 All Bike All Run Sport (Albox) ...................................647 836426 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Bikespin (Huércal-Overa) ................. 950 927678 / 662 543056 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458 Doltcini (Clothing) (Mojácar) ..............950 092600 / 658 028646 Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753 Rock & Road (Garrucha) .............................850 992805 / 628 2633389 Rodeca Bike Zone ..................................................950 132525 Weekend Sport (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 460738

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

BOAT TRIPS Glass Bottom Boat (Villaricos port) ….......................662 604456 Mojácar Home Improvements ...................................950 473104

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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 Mario the Handyman ................................................642 245017 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 M13 ............................................................................657 105084 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 BUILDING SERVICES PR Building Services ................................................662 422170 ABS Steve Ennis ....................................................687 846016 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 Alan Barker ........................................950 099913 / 600 268176 Sierra Construcción .................................................611 028716 AlmeriaBuilders.com ……......................659 685133 / 950 9305202 Valoser Obras .............................................................642 016954

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

Arboleas Building ………........………........................634 306690 Ben Foster Building Services .................................642 471236 CES Builders (Paul) ................................................685 017178 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Christopher Knell Building Contractors .....................634 344450 Complete Renovations ........................644 389255 / 672 379960 Dan (Almanzora area) ................................................692 596681 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 David Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elite Constructions .......................................................636 092632 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Idomia Project Management ....................................643 582920 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884

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CAKES TO ORDER Alison’s Homemade British Cakes .............................639 028517 Moca Cafe Bar (Mojácar).........................................950 452885 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

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 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095

CAR WASH & VALETING

994435 851135 920126 006032

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

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

CHILDREN & BABY CARD SHOPS

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

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 CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Paul the Chimney Sweep …………..617 150300 / 850 993057 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839

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Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950 393689 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Don Robinson .........................................................646 587746 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 430806 George’s Sales & Repair (Vera Playa) ..950 042338 / 661 375489 IKamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 CHIROPODIST & PODIATRISTS Infordatox (Albox) .....................................................950 633223 Clinica Podológica (Garrucha) ..................................950 132768 Mark Adamou (Mojácar) .....................634 324918 / 634 306799 In-Step (Arboleas) ...................................................634 330067 Mr. Micro (Turre) ....................................................950 479502 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 PC Playa (Mojácar) .................................................634 356498

CHINESE & ASIAN RESTAURANTS

Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 Palacio Imperial Marina (Mojácar Playa) ….................950 Restaurante Asia - Maribo Kitchen ...........................950

132948 133226 120166 618880 472208 110420

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

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Anna (Tarot) ……….........................................………670 Beverley Kearns .....................................................600 Chrissie Cremore ....................................................634 Psychic Karen (Turre) ….........................................663

897832 796684 349638 477658

CLOTHING (Personalised) Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Rascals Designs ............................... 950 064665 / 686 582140 Paul Wieder (Mojácar) ..............................................617 830696 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................667 479903

CONSERVATORIES

CLEANING SERVICES

AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….…..........................677 152911 Chris .......................................................................627 565049 SpeedyFit ........................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 COUNSELLING / HEALING Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Acupuncture & Massage ...........................................637 120429 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Anushree Krementz (Healing / Satsang) ...................672 721096 Dusters Cleaning Company .....................................683 547581 Idea (Mojácar) .. ......................................................605 162709 Jone’s 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

COMPUTERS Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569

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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 Karen Green (Holistic Therapist) .........615 163416 / 850 993150 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Malcolm Forrest-Hazell (Counsellor/Psychotherapist) ...693 489725 Natural Health (Mojácar) ............UK 0783 4872273 / 658 638142 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 Sue Osman (Therapist) ……...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Susan Hales (Tarot) ............................................... 643 960118 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335

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

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

121149 121318 009051 468295 615596

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

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

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

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS

Image (Helen) ........................950 930192 / 665178326 Cortinas Gredécor (Vera / Huércal-Overa) ..................950 391361 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ......950 069032 / 678 811125 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631 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

Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 Unicraft Upholstery ...................................................692 176069

Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300

DOG GROOMING Anita (5 Bone Kennels) …………......................……662 344734

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Berta Ayora (Turre) ..................................................637 395775 ElectroTorres Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ............950 616820 / 617 456548 ChuchosChic (Mojácar) ........................950 168778 / 621 231369

.....................................677 530410 / 610 750771

EMI Electrical Installations .......................................673 502867 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…...........................617 313587 N.E.Electrics (Arboleas).............................................634 358777 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Peace of Mind 24/7 ............................................... 637 974662 Lulu’s (Albox) ...................................950 952940 / 600 046557 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682 277576 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734 ELECTRO-DOMESTICO REPAIRS Pelitos (Los Gallardos) ..............................................637 286176 Damaso ...................................................................647 292966 Shampooch professional pet grooming ........................642 276442 SoloPerros (Turre) ..................................................674 509382 ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES Ulti-Mutt ......................................+44 7894747657 / 634 332578 CDB Natural (Huércal-Overa) ...................................950 882237 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ......634 322475 / 633 629883 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ……............................................639 724521 Voluta's Place (Mojácar Playa) …...............................699 975552

DOG TRAINING

ENTERTAINERS

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

DVD & VIDEO Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Turre) ...950 468295 ...(Mojácar) 950 615596 VHS to DVD conversion .. ........................................647 202599

ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS Eco1 (Garrucha) .........................................................627 690056

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 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................………….950 479502 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164

Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 Amy Amy Amy Tribute Band ....................................645 886919 Ashley Cathcart .......................................................693 486788 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Bob Management .......................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee (Singer/Guitarist) ..............................610 855964 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Carol George (Female Vocalist) ............................634 285009 Catchlove Music (Varied styles duo)…...................678 397536 DJ Digit-Al ...............................................................634 338014 Dominic Doolittle ......................................................634 353525 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band ............................666 310251 Emma Wild ..............................................................642 276385 Flamenco Dancer (English speaking) ...............687480694 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Funky Nomad ..........................................................643 256459 Georges Femenias (vocalist/guitar) ……...…………….634 300356 Good stand in drummer ...........................................648 699733 GuitarMac ( Guitar/Vocals ) .....................................634 340476 Harmony Duo .........................................................687 340544 Jill Farmiloe (Female vocalist) .................................607 443908 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 JuJu Entertainment ............................950 950797 / 697 462746 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kayleigh Easton (vocals) ...................................... 642 581198 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268

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Loose Change ..............................................................671 754851 M & M's Rock & Roll Revue ...................................699 462859 M Soul & Motown (all music styles) ........................634 340409 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Maximum Output Karaoke /Disco ............................697 317557 Mel J (Female Vocalist) ........................................664 111990 Melodee (Duo) ................................610 855964 / 664 111990 Melodeemusic (Backing Tracks & Recording Studio).....610 855 964 Menta & Canela Duo ..............................................645 886919 Northern Lights Karaoke …...............................……..697 500673 Phil and The Invisibles ..................... 950 475752 / 651 045120 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Roadrunner (duo) ......................... 628 122363 / 684 330431 Robin Lamble ..........................................................602 469425 Rocio Starry (Vocalist) .............................................645 886919 Roy Fox ..............................................................711 003476 Sabrina Lloyd ..........................................................661 055440 Sharna Knight (Vocalist & Entertainer) ....................0044 7340 638513 Sharon-Elizabeth Regan ........0044 7858 459637 / 666 673055 Shirin (bellydancer) .................................................607 805367 Short-Fuse Blues Band...............................................651 610189 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Spotlight Entertainment (Karaole, disco etc.) .............634 311652 Starry Jazz trio/quintet .............................................645 886919 Sue Moretta .............................................................672 148730 The Fat Lizard Band .....(English) 651 045120 (Esp) 617 464728 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................634 391414 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Trio Chaos ................................................................687 361440 Triple Trouble Blues Band ........................................671 754851

Casa y Campo (Lubrin) (See p.17) .........................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 Destination Spain Property Services .........................672 668803 Dream Homes Almería (Arboleas) ...............................697 875717 Españarural (Albox) ............................950 102505 / 654 359607 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) .950 466122 / 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

Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Mojácar Estates (See p.49)......................................950 478935 AlmeríaCasas ...........................................................950 387852 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 Calida Homes (Arboleas)......................950 430763 / 634 302801

Mojacarmar ......................................950 475891 / 636 903184 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 Neinor Homes (Mojácar) ..........................................900 110022 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ..........................................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) (See back cover)950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería (See p.3)..............950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ............950 133508 / 628 585538 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 472010

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

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

914257 392922 841750 479185

Olive Property Sales (Bédar)(See cover) .950 469624 / 687 938466 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.52/53).....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 Sol y Mar (Albox) ...............................950 064584 / 635 979829 Sonia Cantalejo Bueno (Energy Certs.)......................608 147640 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871 Spanish Hideaways (Oria) ....................634 366672 / 676 604008 Spain Assured .....................................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 VIP Almería (Mojácar Playa) (See back)..950 472524 / 617 587903 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827

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

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

FASHION Dandara (Garrucha) ................................................950 617013 Etcetera (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 532810 Garabatis (Children's) Mojácar Playa …..........………670 035630 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207

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

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Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473222 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 AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 Blacktower (See p.111) .........................................657 684094 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) …....…...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Indalo Partners ........................................................950 472242

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

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 Kennedy Financial Services .........................................678 035992 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078

FIREPLACES

FISH & CHIPS Kingfisher (Pueblo Laguna) ......................................663 553001 The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484

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

FITNESS & DANCE

FLORISTS

Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Isamy Florist (Los Gallardos) ...................................670 215902 See also Activities-Clubs-Associations Alison .....................................................................666 273168 LIS Florist (Garrucha) ................................................950 460901 Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre (Mojácar) ...............617 719913 Penny’s Florist (Mojacar) ..........................................645 351767 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 FLY SCREENS Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 AA Window Doctor ..............……….........................…630 231644 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 Armadillo …..............................................................663 303350 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Coastal Mosquitoes ...........................606 040462 / 610 000700 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606 Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125

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

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

Dave ........................................................................634 351275 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 SpeedyFit ..............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) (See next page) .............950 478102 Mojácar Home Improvements .........................…….950 473104

FOOD SHOPS Catch of the Day UK Fishmonger ........ 634 301490 / 634 304288 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 Gastronomía (Delicatessen) (Las Buganvillas) .......950 132048 La Venta de Alfaix Minimarket (Alfaix) ..........................950 469660 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Manoli (Arboleas) …...................................................627 941654 Price Busters (Albox) .................................................950 951494 Sol Supermercado (Albox) ….......................................950 430043 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 FUNERAL PLANS Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 468303 / 637 016107 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791 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 (See p.33) ............................0044 7709 244366 The Furniture Doctor .............................................667 989270

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

Abodes (Mojácar Playa) ...............................................697 778355 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 633288

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El Rincón de Mueble ....(Vera)950 460867 (Antas) 950 Elleann’s Homestyle .................................................674 Embargos Bestiales (Antas El Real) ......................950 Fig Furnishings (Mojácar Playa) ...............................643 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarrón)....968 153907 / 678

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Agave …….................................................................617 826334 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 .............................850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) 950 147763 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 La French Touch ......................................................607 226269 Lady Muck Gardening .............................................697 317557 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

Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)...........868 931872 / 671 715294 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs ...........................850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) 950 147763 Koala Furniture (Antas).................................….........950 392307 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 364795 Muebles Rodríguez (Los Llanos, Arboleas) …...........950 430778 Muebles La Simona (Garrucha) ...............................950 132443 Oak Furniture Spain .............................622 288750 / 681 095096 Sofa & Sofa (Las Buganvillas) ..........654 596247 / 654 596220 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 Unicraft (El Real, Antas) ............................................692 176069 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 The Tidy Gardener .................... 0044 7957167633 / 634 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634

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

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

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

GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 GARDENS Screenmasters (See p.45)......….…...........................677 152911 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 SpeedyFit .......................................950 472357 / 600 006032

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Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 GLAZING (Supply & Repair) Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ............................... 663 561521 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin ......................656 646257 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Elaine Mobile Hairdresser (Coast & Inland).................634 379424 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Elegance (Turre) ......................................................634 308877 SpeedyFit ............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813 Forever Chic (Palomares) ........................................601 634193

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

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GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

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

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

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 992093 Amazing Nails .........................................................641 640578 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 094722 Angela Ellis - Holistic Therapist ...............................642 577637 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 987454 Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 398980 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 137208 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 960362 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 469684 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 102335 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 121318 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 009051 Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) (See p.15) ....950 473110 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687 480694 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................643 649453 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 882237 Carlos Barber Shop (Mojácar Playa)..........................610 575911 Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………950 472680 Claire & Inma (Mojácar Playa) (See p.7) ...................950 147630 Cloud 9 (Mojácar) .........................................................662 226086

Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 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

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Miki Designe (Villaricos) ............................................635 867757 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Nicole Andreano (Las Buganvillas) ..........................675 622216 Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239 Opulence (La Alfoquía) …...........................................619 467295 Pascal Chevallier Emporium (Mojácar) ........................950 472790 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .650 092766 / 950 618129

HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.13).......647 247494 / 950 092604 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171

HIRE Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475

Pure Natural Deodorant ...........................................950 066163 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Shiatsu Centro de Terapia (Huércal Overa) .............671 851135 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 699973 Sunlight Spain (Herbal Products) ...............................684 212474 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Sound Systems ..........................…............................630 231644

HOME CARERS see also Nursing Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 Helping Hands Mojacar ............................................678 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622

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HORSE RIDING Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 241878 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...............................................639 724521 Wavelengths (Albox) .............................................…950 120309 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 243561 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) .................................642 118546 HARDWARE OUTLETS Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628 239696 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Ferretería Gonzalez (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 HOTELS & HOSTALS Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073 Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767 Hostal Muria (Villaricos) ..............................................642 050290 HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 Hostal Playa Azul (Villaricos) ................950 467075 / 609 386282 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657 513990 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 HEALING Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel - Casa Rural, Cortijo de la Media Luna (Mojácar) 950 478813 See Counselling/Healing Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ….........................................968 447125

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Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 INSURANCE Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Adeslas ............................................950 472701 / 633 431900 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Albox Insurance .......................................................950 121943 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 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 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 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

ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.33) ..........……………950 392487 Asisa (Vera) ................................................................950 391950 Axa .....................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098

Items For Sale Mojácar .......................694 439275 / 950 478753 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

HYGIENE & FOOD HANDLING Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 Grupo Sedesa (Vera) ...............................................950 390990 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ……………….….952 476090 García & Trinidad (Albox) …….............950 120340 / 620 240563 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 473192 The Almería Focus Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806908 5,000 copies delivered monthly Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........950 120070 to 250 places. Liberty Seguros (Turre) ….................950 479568 / 620 179206 Advertise and get your business seen. Liberty Seguros (See p.23) ......................................913 422549 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 Call Lee on 634 32 22 76 Maxine Morgan Liberty Seguros (Las Buganvillas) ........669 074 996 or Clare on 670 84 92 65. Mojácar Insurance ...................................................634 323399 Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 590258 Sol Insure ………..........................................………..950 472098 To place a box advert or ask for prices, call Lee on 634 32 22 76

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

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERNET TV

Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Starena (Vera Playa) ..............................................672 668803 Donna González-Linnitt ...........................................699 067922 Elizabeth ..................................................................662 504734 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Hind (Mojácar - French, Arabic, English) .................616 605341 Jenni (Almanzora valley area) ................................653 098329 Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Marisa .......................................................................636 179128 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 Mojácar Interpreting ................................................617 830513 Pedro ......................................................................655 510420 Robert Boucher .........................................................693 618705 Simply Solved ………...............................................663 327091 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Traducciones Levante ...............................................606 953775 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

Connexions (Turre) ...............................................950 479502 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa Digital .......................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Ezetv .......................................................................950 091112 GSF Communications ................................................950 473102 IPTV UK ....................................................................603 613918 IPTV Spain UKTV ...............................654 617496 / 699 386277 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 IRONING PC Playa (Mojácar) ......................................................634 356498 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 S E Telecoms ............................................................697 780499 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 UKTV Almería ....................................850 993202 / 694 440184

JEWELLERY

INTERNET PROVIDERS

Castellón (Bédar) .................. ....................................642 435909 Albox Online (See next page) .............................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 Boarding Kennels Los Llanos de Rosa (cats & dogs) ..629 448073 1-2-1 Translations (Spanish, English, Norwegian)......662 390453 Country Kennel (Turre) .........................950 473011 / 627 564640 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 677 530690 Dog & Cat Sitter Service …………………..................676 389592 Andrés (Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 Five Bone Hotel (Turre) ............................................630 234556

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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

LANDSCAPING D & C Landscaping ..................................................634 359082 La French Touch .................. ..................................607 226269 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192

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

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

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ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 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

Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Lunar Cable Park (Cuevas del Almanzora) .................665 512873 Nautarium Sea Museum (Garrucha) ………........…..950 139554 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 559261 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358

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

LOCKSMITHS 24hr Locksmith (See previous page) ..950 472982 / 658 828560 Guzman Seguridad (Albox) ..................950 431497 / 617 272885 Locksmith (Dean) .....................................................666 949213

Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473192 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ................................950 478420 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Mayor Consulting (Garrucha) .......................................950 615185 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........………...……………950 472710 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................................697 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 LOGS FOR SALE Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720 Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 LEISURE ACTIVITIES Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 Firewood Arboleas .................................................647 and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 Las Norias Carden Centre (Los Gallardos) ..............670 Extreme Adventure Mojácar ......................................687 919840 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) ….........................................616 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Lee (Arboleas) ...........................................................636

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Leñas Cazorla (Turre) ...............................................607 Levante Logs ............................................................670 Log-On-Tommy …........................................................619 Palm Deliveries (Albox) .....................950 122416 / 686 Phil (Arboleas) …........................................................634 Potty Finca Services ............................950 163930 / 616

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

MASSAGE Acupuncture & Massage ..........................................637 Alternativa (Jessica Rippin) ......................................676 Anushree (Cranio - Sacral -Therapy) ......................672 Authentic Thai Massage (Jom) ..................................616 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 Lymphatic Drainage & Cranio Sacral-Therapy (Gabi) 950

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Ideal Metal Designs ...................................................656 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638

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MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan (See p.39) ..................................................687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

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

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

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

MEALS DELIVERED Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Dine In .......................... .....................................+44 7852 468499 Hannah’s Kitchen ....................................................642 142745

METAL WORK AA Window Doctor ....................…............................630 Carpentería Metalica Chacón (Albox) …................950 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671

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

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Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 NURSING see also Home Carers Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783

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

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

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

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) ……........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ..........................................950 121122 Multiopticas Indalo (Garrucha) ...................................950 460665 Multiopticas Indalo (Mojacar) .....................................950 472285 Multiopticas Indalo (Campohermoso de Nijar) ............950 385082 Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 133921 Opticas Indalo (Garrucha) ..........................................950 133865 Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 130707 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 366200 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991

Opticalia (Albox) .....................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279

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 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ......................................950 099913 / 600 268176 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 C.I.S Services (Arboleas) ........................................634 621747 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Darren Hargreaves ...................................................626 855483 Grupo Brideca (shop) (Huércal-Overa) 950 471045 / 950 135881 IPB Painting ........................................661 184848 / 622 524335 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Jay the Painter ........................................................697 176787 Paul ...........................................................................649 186107

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Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 The Fast Brush .........................................................950 True Colours .............................................................636 Vera Painting Services ............................................711

227259 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 472668 Clínica Fisioalbox (Albox) ..........................................629 402852 638670 Clinica MOS Fisioterapia (Mojácar Playa) .................644 394335 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 Fisiomar Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ....................667 425197 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Gabi Triebel (Mojácar Playa) ..............633 011442 / 950 472263 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255

PIANO TUNER Terry …...................................................................…697 229753

PICTURE FRAMING PET SHOPS & TRANSPORT

Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329 La Tienda de Basilio Rubio (Albox) ...........................950 431592 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …..................……….667 562872 PIZZERIAS Mojácar Mascotas ......................................................679 411203 Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ................................……..950 450215 Pet Tag Engraving ...................................................711 006027 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Tucano Mascotas (Vera) ............................................650 292670 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba (Mojácar Playa) ............645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES 20seven photography ................................................634 301635 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 468425 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 478517 Bluwater Photography ….........…………………………616 189002 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) ....................................950 478846 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 642 514738 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 Meson Felipe San Bernabé (Mojácar Playa) ..…….950 475966 Fotos Fabrega (Albox) ………...........……………………950 430223 Ilario Imperial (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover) ...….950 478098 Indigo Photography & Video ...................................637 974793 La Góndola (Garrucha) ..............................................950 133928 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928 Professional Video & Photographic Services inc. Aerial...647 202599 Little Italy II (Garrucha) …………...........………………950 133802 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 Lucky Pizzeria (Villaricos) ........................................670 073597 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848 Pizzo (Villaricos) .....................................................655 797530 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174 Osteria (Mojácar) ......................................................950 615151 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 615100 PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS Portofino (Mojácar) ....................................................950 472809 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Mari Cruz (Turre) …..........................................…….950 479646 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 478401 Servidea 2020 (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 399726 Rincon del Zahorí (Mojácar Pueblo) ..630 314400 / 661 604220 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Quick (Garrucha) ......................................................950 132305 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Sottocasa (Mojácar Playa) ........................................950 093075

PHYSIOTHERAPY

PLASTERERS

Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 David Pritchard Construcciones ..........617 698418 / 662 046497

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Pukka plastering (Almanzora area) ...........................692 596681 Blue Diamond Pool Care ..............................697238933 Clean Pool Service (Arboleas) ...................................606 654389 PLUMBERS Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 D & J Pritchard Construcciones .........617 698418 / 662 046497 Andy (Mojácar) ........................................................697 302039 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 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Triton Pool Cleaning ...............................................634 326322 Chris ........................................................................711 011254 Tropicana Swimming Pool Construction 650 906114 / 689 404244 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 POSTAL SERVICES Graham ....................................................................620 112193 James Santiago (Vera Playa) ......................................672 668803 Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..950 118043 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ................................................950 393835 PODIATRISTS Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Pam’s Post (Albox) ............................................... 664 565479 See Chiropodists & Podiatrists Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 635 979829 POOL COVERS 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 WS Cover ...................................................................667 480363 AdverTees (Albox) ...................................................641 407147 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 393835 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110 Alloa Pool Care (Albox) ………….................…………..650 244018 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Almeria Pools .............................0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Arboleas Builders ………...............……950 930536 / 634 306690 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 Destination Spain Property Services .........................672 668803 Exclusive Holiday Villas ............................................950 092602

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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 James Santiago (Vera Playa) ......................................672 668803 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

E-Property Almería ...................................................677 146592 Exclusive Holiday Villas ..........................................950 092602 Findmeahome ....................................951 914195 / 636 266641 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Holiday Rentals ............................................638 701670 Almería Property Agency (Arboleas) …..850 993099 / 606 281865 Almeria Rentals ................................. 650 764623 / 648 523073 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) ….................950 619227 / 626 578164 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 670 869533 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover).............….950 478643 La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Casa Benedict Rentals (Turre) …...………....…………616 189002 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 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 Destination Spain Property Services .........................678 203143

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 Storage 42 Removals and Storage (Albox) ...............634 325639 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 UK Direct ..................UK 0044 7719.118.879 / Spain 642 099479 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 Wanderers Transport and Storage ..UK 0044 7906852325 / 623 300425

Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468

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

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

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

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Alfaix Items For Sale Mojácar ..................694 439275 / 950 478753 La Venta de Alfaix .....................................................671 272464 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Antas Moovit Transport & Storage ...............950 930316 / 642 586701 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081

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Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048

Los Carasoles

Arboleas

Harley’s ...................................................................642 637371

Bar Limaria ..............................................................950 930047 Los Gallardos Happy Garden .........................................................950 120851 Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 495182 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 612738 Meson Verfran ...................................950 469393 / 637 810143 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690 258813 Miraflores ..................................................................950 469519 Nueva Trinidad ....................................850 993250 / 634 369833 Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo

Bédar

Alcazaba ………......................................................657 El Cortijo ............................................950 398108 / 689 702916 Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 El Paso ...................................................................678 868963 Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 BaoBab .....................................................................689 Cabrera Badgers ...................................................................950 Riad Cabrera ………………….....................................950 092042

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

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

Cucador La Vida

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

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

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin)

Beachcomber ...........................................................634 La Montaña ...............................................................950 398856 Bellavista ..................................................................950 El Pilar de Lubrin Botaniq ...................................................................696 Restaurante Albar ....................................................950 069077 Bowen Resto Bar .............................. 666 406203 / 634 Cabo Norte ..............................................................665 El Pinar Bar El Pinar ...........................................................634 302673 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617 Casa Egea .................................................................950 Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 GBG ……………...................................950 132625 / 639 Góndola ....................................................................950 La Cantina de Flor ....................................................950 La Gurulla ………................................................….666 Maui Gastro ….................................................………950 Nautico …................................................................694 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 Tierra y Mar .............................................................643

Huércal-Overa Crisbe .............................................950 134100 / 607 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 El Capricho …........................................................637 Hotel Overa .............................................................950

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460588 133154 915993 133928 132757 995669 460882 433535 460604 617131 133043 463940 Casa Juan …………................................................….950 450305 Cortijo de la Media Luna .............................950 478813 / 676 547555 338460 494536 595326 470879

La Alfoquía Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 The Heathers ...................................................................642 144727

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

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Cowboy Kenny’s Bar and Que ................................711 007976 La Piká ....................................................................950 930744 D’Angelo .....................................................................950 478517 Los Amigos ......................................…………………950 478489 Levante .....................................................................950 615224 Marama ..............................................660 696229 / 666 260852 Marcelo Entre Tapas .................................................950 031812 Martín Morales ..............................................................950 478812 Mediterráneo ............................................................950 309869 Meson de Loic y Cathy ...........................................950 478050 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ...................…………….950 475966 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mohana .....................................................................950 472941 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ........950 472002 / 637 914632 Mont Martre (French) ..............................................634 388867 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Neptuno (See p.29) .............................................…616 005387 Dolce Vita ................................................................950 478476 Omega ...................................................950 475317 / 647 675919 Don Pancho (Mexican) .................................................950 472543 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ........................................950 615151 El Deseo .................................................................670 018035 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 El Lugar ...................................................................679 676405 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Enrico (Italian) ...................................950 472995 / 642 514738 Parwaz (Indian) .......................................................631 995178 Gastro Malabar .........................................................950 472970 Playa Juana Beach Club ..........................................690 984992 Habana 1957 (Cuban) ................................................850 987214 Robert (Marina de la Torre) …………..............………950 110412 Ilario Imperial (Italian) (See front cover)....................950 478098 Sal Marina ...................................................................950 472405 Scotty’s .....................................................................687 382540 Sensations ................................................................950 472057 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 Sottocasa (Italian) .......................................................950 093075 The Irish Rover .....................................................950 473135 The Lemon ....................……...............................…….950 472659 The Roof Garden .....................................................674 113218 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister ...................................................………………600 006032 Zaika Fusion ..........................................................632 727851

Mojácar Pueblo

Imperial Playa (Italian) ..............................................950 Kukis .........................................................................950 La Cabaña ................................................................950 La Cachimba (Moroccan) .........................................950 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 La Cometa ...............................................................950 La Estancia …….............................................………654 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 La Paratá ...................................................................950

Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Calima (Moroccan) ..................................................608 807331 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 La Candela …...........................................................647 724367 Pulcinella (Italian) .....................................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur ..................606 061811 / 950 478014 Restaurante Calima ………………........................….663 286962 Restaurante Mamabel's ...............................................950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 475360 Rincon del Zahorí .............................630 314400 / 661 604220 377076 Palomares 615179 Asagía Asador .........................................................640 210185 099179 Monika ......................................................................659 672615 478841 The Oasis Bar ...................................950 467381 / 676 365010 615209 Partaloa 562396 Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….612 508447 472177 Pueblo Laguna 375590 Bistro .......................................................................950 132022

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Gastrobar D’Alvaro ......................................................648 220383 Los Conteros ....................................950 618629 / 699 010705 Playa Azul .............................................950 467075 / 609 386282

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

ROOFING Ark Roofing ...............................................................634 379173

RUGS & CARPETS Homecentre (Albox) (See p.6)..........868 931872 / 671 715294 P & R Rugs (Los Llanos de Aroleas) .......................665 258680 Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

San Juan de Los Terreros

RURAL TOURISM La Geoda ..................................................................637 020159 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323 Cortijo Pocico de la Nava (Mojácar) ...........................670 777752 Mondy Playa ........................................600 254314 / 622 807809 Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 Turre Casa Adelina ...............................................................950 479153 SATELLITE TV Chili .................................................608 802227 / 950 468425 ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.13).....647 247494 / 950 092604 Doner Kebab ............................................................603 527699 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.31) ..............................950 472081 / 645 294064 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….…...........................677 152911 La Pará ……………………..................................…….637 545590 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.45)........................................627 907207 La Sorpresa ...............................................................950 099901 Orsoca ………………............................................…..602 554609 SCUBA DIVING Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 479646 Buceo Mojácar ........................................................950 472760

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

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

Vera Playa Armony Beach Club .................................................617 745021 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 642856 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Gateway to India (Indian) ...........................................950 923994 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 478202 Maraú (Vera Playa) ……………...........................……671 580340 Taj Mahal (Indian) …............…………950 618691 / 671 231465 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682

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 Pink House (La Concepción) ...........622 288750 / 681 095096 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

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Villaricos Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105 El Faro ..................................................649 766252 / 687 351764

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SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEWING Alice .........................................................................620 876485 Alexis Shillinglaw .....................................................634 361874 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 Nicky (Mojacar) ..................................................... 667 479903 Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907 Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697

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

SOLICITORS Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437

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

442695 088966 768587 366355 390732 838808

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492

SKIP HIRE Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 Servacon .....................................................................950

914257 844425 479185 475853

SOLAR ENERGY DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See page 19)...........950 472947 Ecocorp ..................................................................671 716597

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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 Javier Loustau (Mojácar) .........................................950 475086 José Francisco López Molina .............950 133607 / 635 189986 Leticia Moreno-Torres Camy (Vera) ......950 391249 / 607 840182

Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .......................................950 472845

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

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

SWEET SHOPS Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................950 118 043 Lopez & León Solicitors (Garrucha) ..950 888314 / 666 513917 TATTOO ARTISTS Mar Abogados & Consultores (Mojácar) .................950 478911 Classic Tattoo (Mojácar Playa) .................................605 611782 Mario Redondo (Albox) ….................950 430222 / 626 389322 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 Lisa V Tattoos (Cantoria) ....................634 362737 / 642 024810 Pablo Suarez (Purchena) ..........................................610 014680 Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 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

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

391171 412321 390282 615038

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

SPAS IndalOcio (Arboleas) ................................................850 993090

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 314316

TILING & PATIO WORK See also Building Services

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 634477 / 666 826886 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 TIMBER SUPPLIERS Wood2Go (Velez Rubio)..............................................950 614050

UPHOLSTERY

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 571939 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Unicraft (Upholstery) ...................................................692 176069 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 Nijar Butterfly Farm .................................................617 692778 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

TRANSLATING - see Interpreters TRANSPORT - see Removals TRAVEL Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) ...............................950 469061 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Exclusive Airport Shuttles (See p.50).........................950 092602 Levante Travel (Garrucha) ...................950 132258 / 628 604752 Mojácar Tour (Mojácar Playa) (See cover)..........…..950 475757 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................868 782663 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021 Zafiro Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 615343

TUITION Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre ........................669 294342 Espanglish ...............................................................950 390037 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Hind (French & Arabic, Mojácar) ...............................616 605341 Jewellery making ......................................................642 435909 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)...........950 460472 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Pencils English Academy (Garrucha)..........................634 314110 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 R. F. (Marquetry, Guitar) ........................................711 003476 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435

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

UNIFORMS Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................667 479903 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218

VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ..........................600 225929 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 K.Morris (Vera) ............................0035 711004024 / 0044 7759692010 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ...................................950 930316 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682

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

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VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

VEHICLE REPAIRS

Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….......................667 439671 Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ........................................673 195872 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Fran’s Garage ....................................664 571060 / 950 164912 Go Car (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Gómez Motor (Huércal-Overa) ..................................950 471250 Mojácar Motor (Mojácar Playa) ……........................950 478335. 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 JFK Karz ................................................................643 790511 The Garage (Llanos de Arboleas) .......950 930922 / 616 453813 Veloc Tuning ECU Remapping Services ..................600 827517

VEHICLE SALES AA Car Sales (Mojácar) ...........................................950 459208 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) …......................667 439671 AutoFex (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Navarro Segura - Seat (Vera) (See p.47) .670 038580 / 950 393170 Nissan & Ford (Albox) …............................................950 430856 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950 459253 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400

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

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

Complete Renovations .......................644 389255 / 672 379960 David A. Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Interglaze ……..............................…...................... 680 743311 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104

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

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

WATER TREATMENTS

Healthy H2O ..............................................968 437270 / 666 302 987 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 WEB SERVICES Screenmasters (See p.45)......….….........................677 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110

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WINDOW CLEANING

Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 925655 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 617131 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 814913 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092 Idea (Mojácar) ...................................................……..605 162709 WOOD & PELLET STOVES J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 James .......................................................................678 988812 Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ...................634 255373 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Window Panes ..........................................................617 208231 ZOO & PARK Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

WINDOWS & DOORS AA Window Doctor ...................................................630 231644

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What’s On The numbers of cultural events are still very reduced, and theatres and concert halls can only sell tickets for numbered seats, up to 65% of their normal capacity, with social distancing. Members of a family, or people from one household should be allowed to sit together.

Almería Dumbo el Musical comes to the Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city on October 25th at 5pm. Primarily intended for children, the performance is in Spanish. Tickets are 15 euros.

Luar na Lubre, the celebrated folk group come to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on October 10th at 9.30pm. They are performing their 19th album that portrays aspects of the pilgrims who walk the Camino de Santiago. Tickets are 20 euros in advance or 25 euros at the door.

The Almería Oriental Dance Festival comes to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on September 12th at 8.30pm. Noted artistes from various countries are performing and tickets are 10 euros in advance or 12 euros at the door.

La Compañia Onbeat perform ‘El Origen de Hielo’ a tribute concert to ‘Frozen’ at Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on October 25th at

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What’s On Aguilas The performance of the opera ‘Carmen’ on October 17th appears to be cancelled as it has disappeared from the list of events advertised. La Zapatera Prodigiosa is a flamenco ballet in memory of Frederico García Lorca that comes to the auditorio on December 12th. No ticket prices were shown at time of going to press. Aguilas tickets from Victoria Tr a v e l 9 6 8 410 9 2 9 & w w w. b a c a n t i x . c o m , M u s e o Arqueológico, www. auditorioaguilas.org or from 2hrs before performances at the box office.

www.ticketmaster.es or call 12 noon. The company has received Ticketmaster: 902 1500 25. Main excellent reviews in Madrid. Tickets branches of ‘CaixaBank’ have are 12 euros in advance or 15 euros machines which issue tickets; at the door. including Vera near the church square. Tickets for concerts in Almería (except Teatro Cervantes) available Tickets for Teatro Cervantes, from the ticket office in the Teatro Almería city, from box office at Apolo, 25 Rambla Obispo Orberá, Calle del Poeta Villaspesa,1. Open Almería , tel: 950 230 922. Mon- Fri, Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm & 4pm-7pm, 10.30am-1.30pm & 6-8pm, or Sat, Saturday from 11am-2pm, or 1hr 11am-1pm. Tickets can be purchased before performances, or from from 2hrs before performances at w w w. t o d a s l a s e n t r a d a s . c o m the venue or from

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Vera The Ángeles de Trapo company have a puppet performance entitled ‘Viajeros de Carrusel’ on September 5th at 7pm at the Plaza Mayor square beside the church.


What’s On

Ro q u e t a s d e M a r A concert in homage to Duke Ellington takes place at the Roquetas auditorio on October 17th at 9.30pm. There are over 100 performers including a choir from Roquetas and the Clasijazz Big Band. No ticket prices were shown at time of going to press. Roquetas de Mar Auditorio tickets are on sale at www.teatro auditorioroquetas.org or the ticket office open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am-1pm & 6pm-8pm

Exhibitions The photography group 10 Miradas have an exhibition of 50 of their photographs entitled ‘Identidades’ until September 20th in the Espacio 2 gallery at the Almería Art Museum, Plaza de Carlos Cano Almería city. Summer hours are Tuesdays to Thursdays 10.30am to 13.30pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am to 13.30pm and 6pm to 9pm, and Sundays 10.30am to 13.30pm. Admission is free.

Miscellaneous The Royal British Legion Mojacar Branch Recommencing on 3rd September at 11:30, the first meeting after the summer break is a social meeting at The Hotel Continental, Mojácar Playa for coffee and chatter. Everyone is welcome, friends, members and nonmembers, come along and join us on their beach side terrace. Badgers Bar Restaurant are holding their Fish & Chip night at 7:30 pm on Friday, 4th September in support of the Royal British Legion. There will be a quiz to test your general knowledge and a raffle. We have arranged a TIKAR WINE TASTING LUNCH on Wednesday, 23rd September at 13.00 at Hotel Tikar, Garrucha. This event has proved very popular in previous years and places are limited for social distancing, so please book early. For further details about events and meetings call: 950 589 650 or email mojacar.secretary@rbl. community. Anyone who would like to help us with organising events or fund raising, please get in touch.

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PAWS-PATAS The next second hand book sale at Scotties El Tropico is scheduled for Tuesday, 15th September, subject to the situation with Covid at that time. Please check our Facebook page for confirmation The annual MACS fundraiser BBQ and live music, at Camping Miraflores, Los Gallardos takes place 5th September, 12.00-18.30. Tickets are on sale now (12.50 euros). Please see the poster for details on the three ways you can buy tickets direct from Miraflores. Just to confirm; live music hasn't been cancelled in Los Gallardos, therefore the MACS team, along with Miraflores and our fabulous artists (who are all giving their time f.o.c) are looking forward to providing a wonderful day of music, food, games....whilst adhering to the current safety guidelines. Miraflores have excellent safety measures in place. We look forward to entertaining you.

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

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

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

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar First Thursday of the month, meeting ion the terrace at Hotel Continentel, MojácarPlaya, 11:30am. 3rd Thursday Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre of the month social meeting at 11:30 Tues - Fri, 10am-1pm, Plaza San Antonia, for coffee and chatter. Call for Barrio Alto, Albox. Extensive English information of the venue which changes Library, DVDs and talking books, monthly eac time. Everyone is welcome to any magazine, monthly quiz, trips. RBL event and meeting, whether service www.almanzoragof.org or Facebook: or non-service. For enquires about Almanzora Group of Friends. Tel: 602 events or meetings call 950 589650 or email mojacar.secretary@rbl.community 495 306 If you are feeling lonely or are Living Alone in Spain? housebound why not become a We are a 60+ group of friends who Telephone Buddy. Sometimes just meet for lunch every Wednesday in the talking to someone is a first step to Mojácar area. Tel. Ann: 677 877 087 feeling more in control. Why not email Almeria Link Friendship Group us for more information: Membership is free and open to all. We mojacar.chairman@rbl.community meet at weekends in the Mojacar area For Welfare advice or help call to enjoy dining experiences and form 676451780 (9am-5pm, Mon-Sat) or email friendships. At 4pm on the first d m w i l s o n @ b r i t i s h l e g i o n . o r g . u k Thursday of each month, we meet for The Royal British Legion - Albox a chat and a drink at D'Angelo's Everyone welcome. Monthly meeting Restaurant. New members are always 3rd Thursday of every month, La Parrilla, welcome. Please contact Bob on Albox, 11am. Coffee morning 1st 950472551 or Cynthia on 950472699 Thursday of every month, Oasis Cafe WOW Women on Wednesday Bar, 11.30am. For info contact chairman Scotty’s, Mojácar Playa, 2pm. Get Filip Ostrowski , email Albox.chairman together, buy, sell, swap, meet new people. @rbl.community. .For support contact Mrs Pamela Twissell Cross on 676 451 Dames in Huércal Overa 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal 780 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm or email: Rural Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. SpainNorth.CommunitySupport@RBL. Community Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494 Dames in Spain (Mojácar) Talks, trips, support for local charities. 3rd Mon. of the month, 11.00am Sensations Restaurant, Mojácar Playa. Chairperson Carol Threlfall. Secretary Jenny Trask . See fb Dames in Spain. Guests welcome. Tel: 674 477 679

The Royal British Legion - Zurgena & District Branch Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, first Thursday of the month, 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBL secretary@yahoo.co.uk. See www.british legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena

118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Vera & District Lions Club 6.00pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Hotel Terraza Carmona, Vera. Telephone Jo Pearson on 711 00 56 82 or email veralionssecretary@gmail.com for more information. Flamenco Forum for English Speakers on Facebook. Information and events. Tel: 687 480 694 Vera Photo Club First Sunday of month, Bar La Pará, Turre (opposite the Vet), 10am 12.30pm. Presentations by invited speakers, field trips, instruction, studio photography, monthly assignments and exhibitions. All levels welcome. Phone Sarah 670003717 or Claus 628585538. Mojacar Photo Group meet 2nd Sunday each month at Dee’s Dollar Bar, Pueblo Laguna with monthly presentations, themes and challenges. Open to all levels, training available for beginners. Contact Andy: 650406167 or mpg@funnell.eu Freemasons in the Province of Almeria Craft & Chapter. 661 026 912 or 670 27 27 37 Freemasons – The Side Degrees Mark, RAM, RSM, OSM & Allied. 694 44 43 61 Cabrera Music Club For info call Richard: 666 274 861 cabreramusicclub@albox-online.net

Albox Computer Club Hotel La Parrilla, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. Mojácar Community Library www.alboxcc.com Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Dames in Turre 11am 1pm . Indalo Hash House Harriers 11am, last Mon in the month, Hostal Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for Mojácar Walking Group local charities. Guests welcome. Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. locations. www.indaloh3.com Chairman, Carol Pazdzierski Tel: 950 099 w w w. m o j a c a r wa l k i n g g r o u p . c o m Traditional Japanese Reiki and Gendai Reiki Ho 932, Membership Secretary, Eileen McGill Psychic Development Circle Classes, workshops, and Reiki shares in Tel: 652 298 072 Various classes at different times. Mojacar. Tel: 634 347 930, website: Mojácar Bridge Club Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 Mon and Thurs, 7pm. Marina Playa Hotel. 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com www.gendaireikispain.com Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Contact Les 950 437 100 / 634 219 174 AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Meditation Class, Crystal Class and Facebook: Mojácar Bridge Club Almanzora No Association campaigning for the Holistic Therapies. Contacts : 672 061 Betty's Garden Club 11.30 for 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana) month at Miraflores Restaurant, Valley built without proper authority. Ancestry Club for Beginners & Camping Los Gallardos except in July & Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other Intermediate August. All welcome. Tel: 634 341 715 month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 Tel. 634 309 590

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The Evengelical Church, Turre Avda. de Almería, on the corner of C/Alberquillica. Sunday, 10.30am. Tuesday, 3pm Bible studying. Midweek prayer meeting. Tel. 950 617 549 or 950 472 349. www.turrechurch.com

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 New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family 165 learning to love one another. Sunday Miraflores 1/10 Scale RC Club service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu Thursdays, 3pm. Tel: Richard on 666 274 tel. 685 628 184 861 for more details. Living Water Church Mojacar Playa Model Aero Flying Club, Cortijo Opposite Red Cross Centre and Salas Grande Farmacia. Sunday Service 11am. Bible Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Jeff on study Tuesday 11am. Cafe Church 950 469304 or Colin on 666 982186 Thursday 11am to 1pm. For further info Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) contact Pastors Dave 697 522 521 or Tel: 607 316 553 John 634 254 781. See FaceBook or visit www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com Pita Escuela Agave School of Río Aguas. A multicultural, Aguaviva Evangelical Church environmental and musical project, Near the health Centre, opposite Bicispecialized on the integral usage of the Box, Albox. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 agave plant and the processing of its 560 544 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 low- service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu impact living and environmental tel. 685 628 184 education in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas Roman Catholic Masses near Sorbas. Free tours at 4pm. These canbe found on www.misas.org www.sunseed.org.uk Tel: 950 525 770 for most places.

Religious Groups & Churches Church of England (Anglican Churches) Mojacar: Eucharist, Sunday, 11am, at the church of San Pascual, Agua de Enmedio. Albox: Eucharist, 2nd & last Thurs in month, 11am. Evensong, second Sun in month, 6pm at Aljambra Chapel. Llanos del Peral, nr El Cucador: Eucharist or morning worship, Sundays, 11am. Church Wardens, Pam Carter 667947573 & Janetta Causton 661575606. Priest in Charge, Rev. Vincent Oram 603659139 See www.mojacarchurch.org Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: 652 293 269

Age Support Almanzora Shop and welfare office near Peugeot garage, Albox. Helpline 634 316 573 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 Universal Wonderful Street Academy NGO that supports street children in Accra (Ghana). Registered charity. www.universalwonderfulstreetacadem y.org. Beatriz: 617 182 154 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for E ve r yo n e ) . Re g i s te r e d c h a r i t y. face.charity@hotmail.com www.face -charity.com Harmony Community Support Providing assistance to those in need. Tel. 634 339 192 Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 14:00 help@harmonycharity.com

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

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Music & Drama Groups

Yoga

Dance

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

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, 2-30pm- 4-30pm, Mondays. All levels welcome. 950439003. Step2It - Line Dancing Arboleas. Weds: 6.45 p.m - 7.30 p.m, First Steps/Intro. 7.30 p.m -10.30, Beginners / Improvers /Intermediate. : 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

Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Mojacar Golf Society Visitors always welcome to come and Bowling Club de Zurgena join in the fun on Wednesdays and Friendly, social and competitive bowling, Saturdays. Tel Lynn Sefton on 667 349 all levels & standards. zurgenabc@gmail. 908 or email raylynnsefton@gmail.com com. www.zurgenabc.com Albox Club de Tenis Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369 Fb: Albox Club de www.cabreralbc.com Tenis Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Cabrera Tennis Club Contact Janet 671 865 675 Contact info@ cabreratennisclub.com Mojacar Bowls Club Behind Marina Mar Hotel. Everybody www.cabreratennisclub.com welcome - Tues, Thurs and Sat starting with coffee at 9:30. Contact Verna 610 838 644. Badgers Golf Society Mojacar, play Wednesday and Saturday. Everyone always welcome. Contact Dave Ryder on 663 327 182 or badgers mojacar@gmail.com

Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 950 59 28 77 - 608 250 607 Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 689 688 226 Padel tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691

PartyLevante Sailing Club Boxers Golf Society Albox Initiation for children from 7 yrs in small All welcome to join us as members or groups. Email info@partylevante.com or guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in call 680942141 www.partylevante Albox on Saturday mornings or email .com peterstooks@avired.com Santa Irene Sailing Club Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses Come and join us out on the water twice a month. Richard Price. Telephone sailing or crewing our safety boat. Every 850993073 or rfp53@yahoo.co.uk. Sunday at 10:30 in the boat park at the www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com north end of Garrucha harbour. Email info@santaireneclubdevela.com Marina Phoenix Golf Society w w w. s a n t a i r e n e c l u b d eve l a . c o m Visitors welcome Mondays and Thursdays. Tel Don Atkins 605 051 238. Adelante Gimnasia Artìstica Email marinaphoenixgs@gmail.com H u e r c a l - O ve r a . C l a s s e s f o r f u n gymnastics , competitive levels, pre Valle del Este Golf Society. school and adults. Fully qualified coach. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. Contact From 2 years. Tel 622 129 702 or Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090 982 i n f o @ a d e l a n t e a r t i s i t c a . e s 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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Fitness & Martial Arts Girasol, Albox Pilates, children’s karate & gymastics, advanced gymnastics, Tai-chi. Tel 639 089 170 Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre. Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Slimming Groups Casa Pepa, Turre, Weds 10 am, Sophia Wellness Centre Arboleas, Thurs 12.30pm, Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Martial Arts Academy Seidokan Scientific Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Vera. Call John Watson 950 453 681 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defence, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Mojácar Taekwondo 5 years to adults. Various classes & times. Contact Serge 646844708. Facebook GTF Spain Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Various activities. Tel. 950 449 451. Fitness with Alison, Mojácar Full Body Workout, Pilates, AquaZumba, Zumba, Step Aerobics, Total Toning, AeroFit. Tel 666 273 168. Hollie Newell Zumba Almeria Turre, Los Gallardos, Arboleas and San Juan. Contact: 634 317 391 Jova Gym, Mojácar Various activities. www.jovasport.es 950 473 137. See facebook.


Your Stars Entertain those who can provide you with valuable information and knowledge. Hold your temper and refrain from doing anything that might cause injury. Your ideas are good and career moves can be realized. Don't get upset. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Social events may lead to a romantic interlude. Look into some form of physical recreation. Do not let lovers cost you money or take advantage of you. Your disciplined attention to jobs will enhance your position. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

Secret affairs may be tempting, but keep in mind that they will damage your reputation if you decide to indulge. You must be extremely careful not to let relatives or friends interfere in your personal life. Find out if they have other commitments. Drastic financial losses may be likely if you lend money. Your luckiest events this month will occur (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) on a Thursday.

Try not to hurt your partner's feelings. Don't overlook that fact that someone you care about may be hiding something. You should be looking into making changes around the house. Make changes that will enhance your appearance. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

Relatives will want to get together. Educational courses will be stimulating and successful. Entertainment should include sports events or physical activities. There will be hidden matters that you may find disturbing. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

(Apr. 21- May 21)

(May 22 - June 21)

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

Sign up for tours or courses that will enlighten you. Things at work have been moving quickly and you may be feeling a little uncertain about the changes taking place. Assist a relative or good friend by setting of a budget for them. Hidden matters are likely to surface. Your luckiest (June 22 - July 22) events this month will occur on a Friday.

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

Opportunities for advancement at work are apparent. Don't make any drastic changes or begin new projects this month. You will enjoy events that lean toward theater, art, or music this month. Unexpected romantic connections can be made if you go out with friends or take a pleasure trip. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

Make sure that you make reservations early. They will jump at the chance to do something without you if it sounds like more fun. Don't let others bait you into arguments. Don't expect romantic encounters to be lasting. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

Be sure to catch up on overdue correspondence and help those you love find solutions to their dilemmas. Expect to experience a sudden reversal of fortune. Make changes in your domestic scene. Abrupt changes concerning your professional position are evident. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

After all, they may have valuable information to pass on. Uncertainties regarding your home and family are evident. Social events will be plentiful. Use your energy wisely. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

Try not to overspend on friends or family. Don't let peers distract you or push their work your way. Don't be too eager to spend money that you really don't have. You will reap the rewards for your kind actions. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

When the work is done, they may serve you for a change. Sudden changes regarding your circle of friends could prove interesting and stimulating. You may cause a fuss if you come on too strongly in public. Your unique contribution to the organization will enhance your reputation. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

(Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month The Flagpole

The DNA Test

Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A blonde walked by and asked what they were doing. "We're supposed to find the height of this flagpole," said Sven, "but we don't have a ladder." The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and laid the pole down on the ground. Then she took a tape measure from her handbag, took a measurement and announced, "Twenty one feet, six inches," and walked away. One engineer shook his head and laughed, "Typical blonde! We ask for the height and she gives us the length!"

After three years, a wife starts to think that their child looks different, so she decides to do a DNA test. She finds out that the child is actually from completely different parents. Wife: "Honey, I have something very serious to tell you." Husband: "What's wrong?" Wife: "According to DNA test results, this is not our child." Husband: "Well don't you remember? When we were leaving the hospital, we noticed that our baby had a wet nappy and you said, 'Honey, go change the baby, I'll wait for you here'."

The Priest and the Taxi Driver St. Peter welcomes them and shows them to their homes. For the taxi driver, a beautiful villa looking over a gorgeous field of clouds. "Thank you," the ecstatic taxi driver said. Anticipating an even bigger mansion, the priest was dismayed when they arrived at a small 1-bedroom apartment. "St. Peter, I'm a little puzzled," the priest began. "As a priest, I devoted decades of my life solely to serving the Lord. How come the taxi driver got a villa, and for me, only a small apartment?" St. Peter smiled. "Up here, we go by results. While you preached, people slept; while he drove, people prayed."

An Italian Gift A woman has to go to Italy for a conference, so her husband drives her to the airport. “Thank you honey,” she says, “Is there anything I can bring back for you?” He laughs, and says, “An Italian girl!” When the conference is over, he meets her up at the airport and asks, “How was the trip?” “Very good,” she replies. “And what happened to my present?” “Which present?” she asks. “The one I asked for - an Italian girl!” “Oh, that. I did what I could. We’ll just have to wait 9 months to see if it’s a girl.”

The Talking Dog A man walks into a bar with his dog. "This is a talking dog. If this dog can answer three of my questions, will you buy both of us a large drink?" The bartender agrees. The man turns to his dog. "What goes on the top of a house?" Dog: "Roof!" Man: "What does tree bark feel like?" Dog: "Rough!" Man: "Who is the greatest baseball player ever?" Dog: "Ruth!" The bartender is clearly annoyed and snaps at the man. "That's enough. You and your dog, get out." After the man and the dog are thrown out, the dog looks up at his owner, "Should I have said DiMaggio?"

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Afraid To Fly John lives his life by statistics and is afraid to fly. One day his friend, Bill, asks him, "Why do you have this irrational fear of flying?" "Irrational?" John replies, "Not at all. I've merely calculated the odds of a bomb being placed on a plane and it's much too high for my comfort." A few days later, Bill boarded a flight only to find John sitting in the seat right next to him. "What happened? Have the odds changed?" "No," John replied. "The odds of a bomb being on a plane haven't changed. But I calculated the odds of two bombs being on a plane, and I found those odds much more acceptable. So now I bring my own bomb."


...and next... The Jigsaw A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started." Her boyfriend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?" The blonde says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster." Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle. She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says, "First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster." He then takes her hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then,"... he said with a deep sigh ...."Let's put all these Corn Flakes back in the box" The Zoo A gorilla dies of old age at a zoo right before the zoo opens. It is the only gorilla at the zoo since they are not very profitable. However, the gorilla is their most popular attraction by far, and they can't afford to go a day without it. So the zoo owner asks one of his workers to wear a gorilla suit they have in storage for an extra 100 dollars a day if he will go in the gorilla cage and pretend to be the gorilla until the zoo can afford a new one. Quickly, the new "gorilla" becomes the most popular craze at the zoo. People from all over are coming to see the "Human-like" gorilla. About a month in, the craze has started to wear off. So, to get peoples' attention back, he decides to climb over his enclosure and hang from the net ceiling above the lions' den next to him. A large crowd of people gather watching the spectacle in awe and terror. Suddenly the man loses his grip and falls to the floor of the lion's den. The man starts screaming "HELP!! HELP!!!" Suddenly a lion pounces him from behind and whispers in his ear, "Shut up right now or you're going to get us both fired."

The Bear A bear walks into a bar and says, “Give me a whiskey and …... cola.” “Why the big pause?” asks the bartender. The bear shrugged. “I’m not sure; I was born with them.”

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Mother-in-Law A man went to the hospital to visit his motherin-law, who was in serious condition. When he gets back his wife, very worried, asks: "So, honey? How's my mom doing?" He replies: "She is in good health! She will still live for many years! Next week she will be released from the hospital and will come and live with us, forever!" "Wow that's amazing!" says the wife."But this is very strange, dear... yesterday she seemed to be on her deathbed. The doctors said she should have only a few days to live!" "Well, I don't know how she was yesterday," he replied, "but today when I arrived at the hospital, the doctor told me that we should prepare for the worst"


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The Almeria Focus – September 2020  

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

The Almeria Focus – September 2020  

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

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