The Almeria Focus – September 2021

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Introduction & Contents

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

Contents Mixed News .............................................................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 Why Do Electricity Prices Fluctuate? .......................................36 So Now You Know ............................................................................38 A Controversial Strategy ...........................................................40 The Ups and Downs of Spain’s Economy ............................42 Good and Very Bad Transport News ..........................................44 Useful Numbers .....................................................................45 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................46 Community News ..............................................................................81 What’s On ...........................................................................................84 Activities, Clubs and Associations .......................................87 Your Stars …..........…...………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ….....……………............................................92 Coffee Break ………………...…….............................................…94 For general or advertising enquiries, call Clare on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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he low numbers of COVID-19 infected persons “speedy review” was promised to weed out in Spain unfortunately climbed up in July and profiteering and excessive delays from some cowboy the first two weeks of August. Part of this rise was companies. put down to the greater mobility in Spain and the younger sector of the population not taking enough precautions. Numbers in our province were fortunately better than the overall ones in Andalucía. When the state of alarm came to a close, central government stated that autonomous communities (in our case Andalucía) had enough tools available to combat the pandemic without national regulations. Each autonomous community have their own high court, who can decide if restrictions are legal or not. Juanma Moreno, the President of Andalucía, has explained to the high court in Seville what he intended to do, and waited for their response. He wanted to impose an entry requirement for discotheques and night-time bars to people either fully vaccinated or could show that they had a negative PCR or antigen test. The court ruled that this was too harsh, and pointed out that negative tests only really applied on the day they were done! The number of people being vaccinated in our part of the province is very good, and the target of 70% of the population being fully vaccinated during August will probably be achieved by mid-September. It was announced in August that residents of Andalucía who were on holiday and plugged into the health system, could be vaccinated wherever they were in Andalucía, so that being vaccinated did not have to be postponed. The Hipra company in Barcelona have been given permission to start clinical trials of two vaccines. This very large company are suppliers of vaccines and medical supplies to the veterinary sector and they have a factory in Brazil. We comment on the vaccination status in our “In the News” section. Tourists from the UK are still wary of the amber status for Spain being increased to the red one, which caused great problems when this happened in Mexico. The cost of NHS tests has gone down for people returning to the UK from abroad, and a

Electricity prices have been in the news due to skyrocketing increases, and we explain why this is the case in an article. Some political parties are calling for central government to nationalise the supply industry, but there are no quick solutions. The government have reduced the rate of IVA (VAT) down from 21% to 10%, but there are calls to reduce it again to 4%. ‘FACUA’, the official consumer organisation in Spain is critical of the timing of the three cost bands introduced on June 1st. On weekdays, 6pm-10pm is one of the expensive time periods, and 10pm-midnight is an intermediate one. The cheapest one is from midnight to 8am and FACUA are lobbying for the cheapest rate to be from 10pm to 8am. The official reply is that this will be under consideration when the new system has been in place for a longer period of time. We list some events in our “What’s on” section but they are still only a few. People can now go to league football matches, but with a maximum capacity of 40%, and masks have to be worn at all times. We have news regarding the Almería city team in our “In the News” section. There are no national fiesta dates in September or October but there are local ones in Alfaix, Cantoria, Pulpí and Vera in September, in early October in Mojácar and Turre, then Albox and Huércal-Overa.

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In the News Reduced Electricity Charges On June 1st, for the 10 million consumers who paid their electricity on the variable PVPC cost per hour rate via their “intelligent” meters, the three existing tariffs were scrapped. Instead, electricity was charged out on three bands with a cost that depended on the time of day. This immediately caused fears that clients would pay more money, unless they made various changes in their lifestyle. June, July and August were months when the cost of purchasing energy by the supply companies went up substantially, that greatly affected our bills, and we explain the reasons in an article. The IVA (VAT) on electricity has been 21% for some time, but in June it was announced after a special meeting in parliament, that the rate would be reduced to 10% to the end of the year, with a possible extension. The government charge the electricity supply companies a “generation tax” of 7%, and this will be scrapped for the last quarter of this year and this saving is intended to apply to our bills as well. There are various conditions and the first one is that the incoming supply power rating for a property is not more than 10kW, that applies to almost every private customer as the average is 4-6kW. A second condition is that the cost of purchasing energy in the wholesale market known as the “pool” does not fall below 45 euros per MWh (1 million watts per hour). This is very unlikely as the cost in July and August hit 117.4 euros per MW, the most expensive since January 2002, and it has not been less than 60 euros for some time. For users who have opted out of the PVPC system and have signed up for special “plans” (often with a fixed cost) the reduction in IVA should still apply. ‘FACUA’, the official consumer advice agency, state that clients of this type should check that the reduction is being passed on. The loss of income for the government from the reduction in IVA and the 7% tax is calculated to amount to between 900 million to 1.2 billion euros.

CNMC which is the government department that deal with competition, mergers, market forces and observance of regulations. They can (and do) raid companies and take away documentation if an offence is suspected, and prosecute offenders. FACUA have denounced the energy supply companies Endesa, Iberdrola and Naturgy for failing to comply with bill information from June 1st. Endesa and Iberdrola have traditionally shown blue vertical bars at the bottom of their bills that show the consumption each month. In the case of a split tariff the bars have been in two shades of blue that are easily seen. From regulations passed by the CNMC in April, these bars have to be in a traffic-light format that has red for the ‘Punta’ the most expensive energy periods, blue for the ‘Llano’ intermediate price band, and green for the ‘Valle’ cheapest period. This is intended to clearly show clients the amount of electricity (or gas) they are using in each band. FACUA point out that Endesa and Iberdrola are ignoring this and showing the three bands in shades of blue that are almost impossible to distinguish. In the case of Naturgy, they are using three colours, but not the right ones. They are using blue for the Punta periods, orange for the Llano periods and the correct green colour for the Valle periods. It is expected that the CNMC will compel energy companies to use the new colour coding and they have the ability to fine them if they wish to do this.

Another Gas Bottle Price Increase Butane and propane gas are made from natural gas with a refining process. When the cost of natural gas is high, as has been the case for several months, the cost goes up. At the end of July, the price of a standard bottle of butane gas in Spain went up to 15 euros 36 céntimos and this was the highest price since 2015. Normally, in the summer months, the cost of a bottle of gas goes down, because there is less demand, but not this year. The price is adjusted up (or down) every two Wrong Bar Graph Colours months. This increase in price is also mirrored in ‘FACUA’ have made an official complaint to the the price of fuel for vehicles, subject to the same

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In the News market forces. We comment on the substantial not delivering enough vaccines, the health rise in the cost of living in an article. authorities announced that they would not be placing any new orders, so this very cheap vaccine Vaccination Progress is no longer available to be distributed to member On the evening of August 1st, a Sunday when states. Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish Prime Minister, vaccinations continued to be given in large announced in early August that an additional 3.4 numbers throughout Spain, the total number of million doses of the Pfizer vaccine were being people who had been fully vaccinated rose to 55% issued during August, making the total up to 19 which totalled 26 million inhabitants of Spain. million doses. Almost every day, this percentage is about the same, or slightly more than in the UK as regards A Spanish Vaccine the total population, not just adults, and by mid- The Hipra company in Barcelona have been given August 60% of the population in Spain had been permission to start clinical trials on two vaccines. vaccinated. The good figures for Spain are partly One is similar to the Pfizer and Moderna types, due to there being almost no hesitancy in people and the other one is similar to the US Novavax turning up to be vaccinated. The target in Spain vaccine. This very large company are principally is that by the end of August, 70% of the population suppliers of vaccines and injections for the will have been fully vaccinated, including children veterinary sector and they also have a large factory aged 12 and upwards before the new school year. in Brazil. They state that once the vaccine is The 70% figure is because it has been calculated approved, they could supply 400 million doses in that with this number of people vaccinated, the 2022 and 1.2 billion in 2023. “R” number goes down to less than 1, so infections drop off, which is known as the “herd effect”. Poor Tourist Numbers There is a worry that because of the very It was never expected that Spain would receive a infectious delta variant, 70% is not enough, and large number of tourists this year, but the numbers the percentage may have to be a minimum of coming here from January to June made dismal 85%-90%. This will certainly not happen by the reading for the industry. Only 5.4 million tourists end of August, and as in other countries, there came to Spain which was 50% of the 2020 numbers, are no current plans to vaccinate children under but these numbers in 2020 were before the the age of 12. In Spain, these young children pandemic restrictions caused a big downturn, so account to 11% of the total population, so a top mostly in January and February. The money tourists maximum of 89% could be fully vaccinated in spent here this year was 5.8 million euros, 85% less theory, but no more than this. In an article at the than in 2019. In the first half of 2019, a record year, start of the pandemic last year we detailed the 38.1 million tourists came here with 8.8 million in cost to the EU of the various vaccines that had June alone and the annual total was 83.7 million, with a population in Spain of 47.4 million inhabitants. been leaked by the Belgian Consumer Minister. On From January to June this year, 1.2 million tourists August 2nd the UK ‘Financial Times’ reported the came from Germany and France respectively, but result of EU negotiations for Pfizer and Moderna only 273,000 from the UK. This low number is vaccines in 2022, with a purchase option for 2023. because until July UK tourists had to isolate on their It was reported that the price of the Pfizer vaccine return. UK tourists coming here in August were well had gone up from 15,50 euros to 19,50 euros per down, but many potential travellers didn’t come dose and the Moderna vaccine cost had gone here in case the amber category changed to red, from 19,50 euros to 21,50 euros per dose. These that was a real fear in late July. People thinking of are substantial amounts of money! Following the coming abroad were further put off by Mexico EU taking the Astra Zeneca company to court for being put on the red list at the end of July, with a

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In the News compulsory expensive stay in a government designated hotel for 10 days if holiday-makers there could not get back before the deadline. Surveys of people in the UK in August revealed, not unsurprisingly, that a large sector of the population thought going abroad on holiday anywhere was too risky, and too expensive for the health tests needed before and afterwards.

The “State Of Alarm” Was Illegal! The Vox (voice) far-right political party in Spain has gained some ground since it started up in 2019 and they have 52 seats out of the 350 in parliament. They asked the Madrid Constitutional Court to rule whether the “state of alarm” that started in March 2020 and finished on May 9th this year, was legal. In a split decision, six judges decided that it was illegal, and five judges voted that it was legal. There are three very serious situations in Spain that are “state of alarm”, “state of emergency” and “state of siege” (in a situation such as a war). When the Spanish Prime Minister ,Pedro Sánchez, and health experts recommended that the state of alarm should come into force the decision was ratified in parliament, but it was not initially put before the parliament for a full-scale vote. The six judges stated that instead of a state of alarm, the very serious limitations merited a state of emergency that would have had to be voted on in parliament before it could be introduced. The state of emergency gives police wide ranging powers, such as detaining people from 3-10 days without them appearing in court, making forcible entry to homes and businesses without a warrant, and shutting down media outlets, on the grounds that all these powers are in the public good. Pedro Sánchez reacted angrily to this ruling and stated that the state of alarm was quite sufficient and had saved thousands of lives. He was of the opinion that a state of emergency was completely “over the top” and not applicable at all in moves to combat a pandemic. He pointed out that with five of the eleven judges ruling that he had done the right thing, it showed that there was a considerable difference of opinion between them. He criticised the Vox party for going to court and reminded

people that when the state of alarm was ratified in parliament the Vox party voted unanimously in favour of introducing it. A possibility is that some fines handed out for breaches of the state of alarm regulations are null and void!

New Home for Almería Football Club The Mediterranean Summer Olympic Games took place in Almeria province in 2005. As well as building a large stadium in Almería city, the rowing canal in Cuevas was constructed. The stadium has been used for large concerts and in the last few months it has been turned into a major vaccination centre. The Arab Turki Al-Sheikh is the owner of the Almería UDA 2nd division football club and soon after he took control in 2019 he announced that he would like the stadium to be the club’s home. An agreement has now been reached that the club has a 25-year lease for an annual rent of 1.2 million euros. In return, the stadium will be modernised and adapted to the tune of 15 million euros with the improvements coming from club finances. Assuming that Almería UDA go up to the 1st division, the stadium will be quite capable of holding international matches, with all the TV income that a 1st division team attracts. No Demolition Yet! In 2003 Carboneras town hall granted a building licence to ‘Azata del Sol’, a developer from Madrid. This was giving authorisation for the building of a 21 storey, 411 bed-hotel, to be called “El Algarrobico”. Continued ....

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In the News When the hotel was 94% complete, ‘Greenpeace’ discovered it was there and started making a big fuss. There was a problem in that the hotel had been built 50m from the “maritime boundary” (that is a building line limit on the Spanish coast) and this had appeared to be alright. However, because of a discrepancy in coastal plans in Madrid, the hotel should have been 100m from the boundary. In 2006, a judge in Almería city ordered that the work had to be stopped, and today the hotel remains exactly as it was then! There have been a multitude of court cases in Andalucía and Madrid and the hotel is due to be demolished when the Junta de Andalucía own the land and building, which they don’t at present. In a new decision at the end of July, the High Court in Andalucía ruled that demolition could not go ahead in any event, as Carboneras town hall has refused to annul the building licence granted in 2003, so it is still in force. Azata del Sol are asking for 70 million euros in compensation, which is a third-party valuation of the hotel as it stands, and consider that this amount of money should come from central government, the Junta de Andalucía and Carboneras town hall. Faced with a possible claim for millions of euros, Carboneras town hall will not revoke the building license, but they insist that it was completely legal when it was granted and have never agreed it was illegal. The saga continues!

New Euthanasia Law In March, a bill was passed in the Spanish Parliament legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide and it became law at the end of June. It is designed to offer a way out for people who have intolerable pain and suffering with no prospect of an improvement. There was an intense discussion in 2019 when a man gave his wife a fatal dose of poison. María José Carrasco had suffered from multiple-sclerosis for 30 years and pleaded with him to help her end her life. The husband made a video where she pleaded with him several times and he then gave her a laced drink that she took via a straw. Following her death, the husband contacted the police to tell them what he had done. Under the existing legislation he faced a prison

term but the case has never come to court prior to the new law coming into place. In July, the Madrid ‘Fiscalía’ (Spanish Crown Prosecution Service) withdrew their proposed prosecution. A person requesting these procedures has to be able to express the wish themselves, without any pressure. To start this off two letters have to be sent at an interval of 15 days and a doctor will then visit the person and explain any medical remedies that are available. If there is no change in the request, after a third letter has been sent, a medical panel has to quickly review the situation and agree it is a valid request. If the person is fully capable of making the request but cannot write, a third party or family member can write the letters for them. After another period of a few days, the administering of euthanasia or assisted suicide will be carried out with a doctor present in a hospital, health centre or at home. Doctors or health service staff who have a religious or moral objection can opt out of being involved. Spain has now become the fourth country in Europe to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Villaricos Desalination Plant Repair Work When it was opened in a blaze of glory, the desalination plant at Villaricos was hailed as providing water “for today and tomorrow”. It was designed to supply domestic water over a wide area and 3,000m3 per annum of semi-treated water to 5,000 agriculturalists that needed water for irrigation. The “tomorrow” didn’t last very long as the plant was totally wrecked in the disastrous floods in September 2012. After considerable pressure, the Spanish Minister for The Ecological Transition has authorised the expenditure of 19 million euros to put it back in operation that will take 48 months. Previous work has been the re-sculpturing of the surrounding land so that no floods can ever cause damage again. QR Electricity Bill Codes Before June 1st, clients who paid for their electricity via the PVPC system with the cost varying each hour, there were three alternatives. The first was the same rate 24hrs a day, and the second and

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In the News third were with a reduced cost over two or three cheap periods, and electricity bills had to show the difference in cost for each of these, to give a comparison. Since June 1st all the PVPC clients pay the same according to the time of day/night, and there is no alternative. From September 1st, electricity bills have to have a QR code that will show alternative systems or “plans” for each customer, and it should be easy to see if a saving can be made, as well as any penalty for opting out of a plan with a time period. Up to now, deciding if a particular plan was a good idea has been quite complicated, with a lot of details needed. ‘FACUA’, the official consumer organisation in Spain, has consistently stated that signing up for a plan with fixed costs or special rates is more expensive. This was definitely the case in 2020, when less electricity for industry and commerce was being used because of the pandemic. With the high cost of electricity on the PVPC system at present, some plans may show a saving, but FACUA warn that this may only be a temporary situation. The same QR codes will apply to consumers who have a contract for gas, or a joint electricity/gas contract from a single provider.

Dreambeach Madrid & Villaricos The organisers of the Dreambeach music festival announced a new venue after the 2021 event in Villaricos was cancelled. On September 18th, for one day only, there will be a festival in a large bullring in Madrid. When this was announced at the end of July it was stated that strict rules had to be observed for the fans, who could only occupy 40% of the capacity. During the concert people have to stay in their designated seats and only go to communal areas such as loos and bars between performances, wearing masks. Entry is only possible if a person has had the complete vaccinations no less than 14 days before, or can demonstrate they have had a negative antibody test within 48hrs. The retractable roof at the bullring will be left open, to increase ventilation. The line-up includes Boris Brejcha, Nina Kravis, Ida Engberg, Ann Clue and CJ Jeff. The 2022 festival in Villaricos is being brought forward to July 13th-17th inclusive, instead of August. The

organisers stated that they were aware that there were fears that the number of dreamers in August 2022 might be too many, and July was a better month for hotel bookings. People with tickets for the cancelled 2021 event were entitled to ask for a refund during a 14-day period from August 6th, but all tickets are valid for 2022.

Should Have Stayed At Home! In July, traffic police in Galicia observed a motorist driving badly because he was using his mobile phone. They pulled him over and the 35yr old man admitted he was using “WhatsApp”, so he was fined 200 euros with a loss of three points. On checking his vehicle documentation, it was found that there was no current ITV (MOT) so he was fined 200 euros for this offence. Suspicious of his manner, he was breathalysed and was nearly twice the legal limit. This meant a fine of 500 euros and a loss of four points. Tested for drugs, he was positive for cocaine and cannabis that carries a fine of 1,000 euros and a loss of six driver points. The total fines he was given amounted to 1,900 euros with a loss of 13 points, and the loss of his license for his drink and drug offences. It is very likely that he will also receive a prison term. From 2009, a driver in Spain who had not recently passed their driving test started with 12 points, and after three years with no loss of points this goes up to 15 points. When the points system was introduced it was stated that no driver would lose more than 8 points in the same “incident” but this was not actually put into law. It remained a recommendation, depending on the severity of the offences. Their Own MRI Scanner On September 1st, the Inmaculada hospital in Huércal-Overa put in operation a ‘Siemens’ MRI scanner that has cost 1.3 million euros. Until now, patients who needed a scan of this type have been sent to a private clinic in Huércal-Overa and in 2019, before the pandemic, this amounted to 8,453 people. During the pandemic, some patients who urgently needed a scan during treatment for the COVID-19 virus have been sent to the Torrecárdens hospital in Almería city.

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In the News ‘Cosentino’ Solar Farm In Cantoria, where the multi-national company ‘Cosentino’ specialise in producing synthetic surfaces, they have started the installation of a giant solar farm. It will be one of the largest in Europe, and is designed to supply 25% of the existing power requirements for the 3 million m2 factory. 37,000 panels will cover a surface of 40 hectares and will be fully operational in early 2022. The power generated has a potential to total 34,000 Mw (1 Mw is 1 million watts) per annum and the supply and installation cost by the company Eiffage Energía is 10 million euros. Similar schemes, on a smaller scale, are being installed at Cosentino warehouses and showrooms in Spain. Antonio Urdiales is the head of their sustainable resources department, and he states that the generation of solar energy is part of their overall plan to reduce their carbon footprint. Their intention is that the power they need to purchase, over and above the solar farm supply, will come from renewable energy sources.

the situation is described as chaotic, as the postal worker who delivers mail via a scooter is on holiday, with no replacement. Two van drivers, one of whom is part time, have to deliver all the mail which is not possible in the required time period. The spokesperson states that the workers are physically and mentally exhausted and a letter has been sent to the Director of Correos in Almería asking for an immediate solution.

Promoting Spain The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez (who is fluent in English) went to the US in July to have talks with investment companies, some of which already have stakes in Spain. He stressed that with the 140 million euros EU rescue package for Spain, predictions are that the economy will see an upturn, and Spain is a good bet for growth and investment. He also stressed that Spain was a very good country for filmmaking and he had talks with HBO, Netflix and Universal where he visited their main studio. He announced that these and other companies would be given every financial incentive and assistance to come to Spain. Almería “Land of film” will hopefully benefit from this.

‘Deliveroo’ To Abandon Spain After various court cases and appeals, the Spanish High Court was asked by the Social Security department to rule on the status of the “riders”, working for the food delivery companies Deliveroo, Just Eat, Uber Eats and the Spanish company Glovo. These companies claimed that their riders were self-employed and not employees, but the Social Security department claimed that they were all “false self-employed” people and the companies were not paying the social security amounts of money for employed persons, not giving them any holiday entitlement, unemployment cover and benefits such as maternity leave. The amount of Social Security payments is far greater for an employee than it is for a self-employed person. The court ruled that all the riders had to comply with strict conditions and could be penalised if they did not accept all the instructions for a delivery. It was ruled that they were genuine employees in all but name, and the companies had to abide by the ruling. A date of August 12th was given as the date when the companies had to treat their riders as being employees. At the start of August, Deliveroo, the

Postal Chaos in Albox And Cantoria A spokesperson from the Union of Postal Workers has complained that there are major problems with delivering mail (including certified items that have to be signed for), in Albox and Cantoria, and this applies to thousands of items. The complaint is that there are no extra staff sent in when there are absences because of illness or holidays. In Cantoria

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In the News UK based company, announced that they were pulling out of Spain from September 1st. A spokesperson for the company claimed that their business would not be viable with the new regulations for their 4,000 riders, and their share of the Spanish market was only 2%, whilst in other countries it was far greater with them being either top or second in their market penetration. Following the court ruling the Social Security department told the companies that they had to pay the difference in Social Security payments going back four years. (Four years is the maximum period when back tax can be claimed, unless there is an accusation of criminality).

Palomares Court Ruling After a long court case brought by Ecologists in Action in Madrid, relating to the amount of radioactive soil in Palomares, it has been ruled that the Spanish Nuclear Agency is not responsible for the removal of the soil. There was criticism of the agency for not supplying all the documentation until the court ruled that they had to provide it. The court ruled that the agency was not equipped or competent to remove the remaining radioactive soil and this was a matter that should be addressed by the Spanish State. They also ruled that setting a date for the removal of the soil that the ecologists had demanded was not practicable, and there is nowhere in Spain where the soil could be taken to. The soil became radioactive following a collision over Palomares in 1966 when a US plane carrying four nuclear bombs collided with a US tanker plane. The nose cones of two of the bombs split on impact releasing plutonian dust. The US army removed a lot of the soil that was taken to a storage facility in the Nevada desert. Over the years there have been “non-binding” agreements between Spain and the US that the remaining radioactive soil should be taken to Nevada by the US authorities. Gunning For Shakira In Spain, similar to France and Italy, a judge is appointed when there are criminal investigations that are not routine. The judge reviews the evidence as it comes in, grants search warrants and authorises

arrests and the seizure of goods and documents. The Spanish Tax Department, the ‘Hacienda’, has been pursuing the Columbian singer Shakira for back tax that they claim she has avoided paying. So far, she has made payments of 17 million euros and the judge, Marco Juberías, has been in charge of the proceedings for three years. He has ruled that there is a case to answer regarding a further 14 million euros that the Hacienda claims she still owes from 2012-2014. Shakira lives in Barcelona with the football player Gerard Piqué when she is in Spain, but she has a home in the Bahamas. The dispute is whether she lived in Spain for more than 183 days in each year, so she was a tax resident liable to pay Spanish income tax. Shakira claims that she was based in the Bahamas and didn’t stay in Spain for any protracted period of time. The Hacienda claim that whilst she was out of Spain for concert tours Spain was still her main residence. The judge has ruled that the difference of opinion between lawyers for the Hacienda, and her legal team, are so great that a trial should take place. Her lawyers say that they will mount an appeal against the judge’s ruling, but if the singer agreed to pay the Hacienda the majority of the back tax they claim she owes, the court proceedings would be halted.

Carles Puigdemont and Oriol Junqueras Following the illegal referendum and declaration of independence in the Catalonia Parliament in October 2017, central government dissolved the parliament and arrested various people for sedition (treason) and other offences. The ex-President Carles Puigdemont and four other MPs fled Spain to avoid arrest and he has been living in Brussels since then. The ex-Vice President, Oriol Junqueras, who stayed in Spain, was arrested and eventually convicted in December 2019. From October 2017 the relationship between the two men has been very frosty. Junqueras considered that Puigdemont should have stayed and faced the music, and he became bitter when there was no contact at all with him from Puigdemont, nor to his family members. Following Junqueras being released from prison last July, he eventually agreed to meet up in Brussels where they had a fairly cool meeting. Puigdemont

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In the News subsequently announced that he was applying for Belgium citizenship and intended to remain in Brussels for the foreseeable future. There is an arrest warrant in place should he return to Spain and he and two other MPs were stripped of their immunity and position as Euros MPs by a majority of votes in the European Parliament in March this year. In early August an EU court confirmed that the stripping of his immunity from prosecution as a Euro MP along with two other Euro MPs who fled Spain was correct. We comment on the latest twists and turns in this saga in an article.

inadequate maintenance of the overhead supply that belonged to the supply company Endesa, who had failed in their duty to carry out regular inspections and maintenance, and clear the areas under the cables of flammable material. The court case went to appeal and the higher court has confirmed the compensation payment of 8.4 million euros that has to be paid to the Junta de Andalucía. The higher court ruled that the payment was based on the area of the fire and the age of the forestry that was destroyed, but Endesa argued that the 8.4 million euros compensation amount, including the payment of interest since 2015, had been plucked LED Lighting out of the air and had no factual basis. Endesa was The provision of light from the LED system gives refused the right to appeal the confirmed a huge saving on the cost of normal lighting. For compensation order to the High Court in Seville. this reason, all households and businesses should change to these types of bulbs that are typically rated 4 watt, 6 watt and 8 watt. These give out the same amount of light as conventional 60-100 watt light bulbs. A typical cost is from 4-6 euros per bulb but they are designed to last for 1,000 hours. Also, these bulbs do not get hot, so this saves on CO2 emissions. Practically all traffic lights now use these bulbs and they have a series of dots. The Almería diputación (county council) has converted 4,600 street lights to LED ones in various parts of the province including Arboleas, Zurgena and Lubrín. The estimated saving in the cost of electricity is stated to be 75-80% and the lights Cruise Ships Return to Almería have control units that allow the amount of light On August 11th the first cruise ship since February to be decreased when it is dusk, rather than at 2020 arrived in Almería port. With restrictions on night time. The cost of the new LED lighting for passenger numbers there were only 300, and the the various municipalities is 2.6 million euros, and ship ‘Wind Surf’, had come from Cartagena and was the funding has come from central government then going to Málaga. Another 11 cruise ships are and EU grants, with some contribution from scheduled to arrive in Almería until December. individual town halls. Passengers and crew have to comply with regulations issued by the Spanish Health Department on June ‘Endesa’ 8.4 Million Euros Judgement. 16th that requires COVID-19 documentation for A case has been going through the courts in Almería passengers and crew, and a special section on the relating to a forest fire in March 2014, in the Sierra ships where passengers and crew can be isolated if de Gádor area 15km from Almería city. 3,200 a test on board proves positive. Cruise ships also hectares (12 sq miles) were destroyed and fire have to demonstrate that they have insurance that investigators determined that the fire was caused covers the transfer of any positive cases in by sparks from overhead electricity cables. A court passengers and crew and repatriation if this proves in Almería ruled that the fire was caused by necessary.

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Electricity bills have been in the news recently, particularly since June 1st when a new system came into force for the majority of users, with three cost bands depending on the time of day.

manufactured gas this summer has been an extreme all-time high, 127% more expensive than summer last year. During lockdown, more gas was consumed in homes, so this has led to a depleted amount available. Also, after a fire, the natural gas pipeline There are various ways to produce electricity from Algeria to Almería port has only been producing including renewable sources such as using the sun 25% of the normal amount. to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines driven by the wind, and releasing water to drive turbines in hydroelectric dams. Nuclear power stations produce electricity, and then also there are power stations that burn gas to drive gas turbines, and “co-generation” plants where a fuel source provides power and then heats water to drive steam turbines. Natural gas is another source of energy and so is coal, but coal-fired power stations, such as the one at Carboneras, are being taken out of service as they are the “dirtiest” regarding CO2 emissions. The cost of electricity used is normally about 3035% of our total bill, but recently it was 48%.There are two main variables, and the first one is the cost of energy in the “pool” which is a price fixed by supply and demand. Spain and Portugal have joined together via the Iberian Energy Market (MIBEL) and there is some forward buying of energy. Despite this, every hour of each day, the providers of electricity come up with the prices they would like to obtain from selling their electricity. This is balanced by a counter-bid purchase offer with an estimate of how much electricity will be needed every hour for the next 24hrs from midnight, based on the weather, temperature and the day of the week. This is effectively an auction, and eventually prices are agreed using a European market algorithm and this becomes the cost for the next 24hrs. These are published by ‘Red Eléctrica España’ (the Spanish national grid) at www.tarifaluzhora.es showing the hourly price, with additional increases to consumers from taxes.

The calculated price for energy is expressed in euros for 1 Mw/h (1 million watts for one hour). One day in May, an unusually high average was 75 euros per Mw/h but it peaked at an average of 106 euros during July, and 117.4 euros on August 13th and 20th. The other variable is CO2 emissions from power produced by coal, gas and nuclear sources, and supply companies in Europe have to declare their CO2 emissions. By 2030, the aim is that emissions will have fallen by 55%. Companies are allowed to emit a certain amount, but then they have to purchase “emission rights” when more coal, gas or nuclear fuel are used. From now until 2030, the cost of purchasing emission rights will go up. In January 2018 it was 4 euros per tonne, 23 euros in October 2020, 55 euros last May and the same this August.

The problem with this is when there is a cold spell without much sun, wind or rain, or a very hot spell. The electricity supply companies state that 70% of If there is not enough renewable energy, more gas the increased cost comes from a 20% increase in and coal need to be purchased, and the price of emission charges, and a 50% rise in the price of gas.

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So Now You Know... August Babies August is the month with the highest birth rate, and babies born in August are said to reflect a joyous Christmas season… and perhaps an increase in alcohol consumption. 19.5% of new August babies are born in India, approximately 2.2 million, and 11.6% in China with 1.3 million. Nearly 40% of American babies are born to unwed mothers, and one in ten to a teenage mother. Of the estimated 135 million new babies born world-wide every year, approximately 70 million are boys and 65 million are girls. By the age of 40 the number of males and females is about the same, but by age 65 there are only 88 men to every 100 women. Credit Cards The word credit comes from Latin, meaning “trust”. In the 1950s, Diners Club and American Express launched their charge cards in the USA, the first “plastic money”. In 1951, Diners Club issued their first credit card to 200 customers who could use it at 27 restaurants in New York. The first use of magnetic strips on cards was in the early 1960s when the London Transport Authority installed a magnetic strip system for reading tickets. It wasn’t until the establishment of standards for the magnetic strip in 1970 that the credit card became universal. The default rate on the 1.5 billion credit cards in use in the U.S. is a high 13%. Multi-Useful Hemp For thousands of years, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, and was used for making the majority of fibres, fabric, soap, lighting oil, paper, incense, and medicines. In addition, it was a primary source of essential food oil and protein for humans and animals. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids necessary for good health, and the oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats. One acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees and the pages last for centuries as opposed to ordinary paper that is only good for about 80-100 years before it decays.

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The Chicken and the Egg Chickens are descendants of the red jungle fowl that lives in Asia. The chicken is one of the first domestic animals, appearing in China around 1400 BC. The are some 150 chicken species and hundreds of chicken breeds. A hen can lay about 250 eggs per year and China produces the most eggs, about 160 billion per year. In the US, about 280 million hens produce more than 65 billion eggs per year. White shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and white ear lobes whilst brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. A fresh egg will sink in a pan of water, but a stale one will float. The Austrian Daughter In 1897, Austrian businessman, Emil Jellinek travelled from his home in Nice, France, to purchase a car from the Daimler factory in Cannstatt, Germany. On his return to the French Riviera, his sporting Daimler Phoenix caused such a sensation that he decided to enter it into a local touring car competition, under the name of “Mercedes” after his nine-year old daughter. Realising the business potential for the new car, he not only placed an order for 36 more, but also secured the franchise for selling them in several countries. Gottlieb Daimler agreed to the brand name “Mercedes” and it was registered after Daimler’s death in 1900. Rediscovering Aspirin In 1897, Felix Hoffman, who was a chemist at a dye company, wanted to find relief for the rheumatism that his father had. He knew that salicylic acid was a contender that had been experimented with in 1837 and he was able to stabilise it into a powder form. In the early 1880s, an Egyptologist purchased some papyrus documents that were found to date back to 2500 BC, from a street trader in Cairo. They are known as the ‘Eber’ collection after his name, and they have 877 medicinal recipes for remedies including rheumatism and back pain, using a herbal tea made from willow tree bark to reduce pain. The active ingredient of willow bark is salicylic acid.

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A Controversial Strategy

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n the autonomous community of Catalonia, two events that had been ruled by the courts to be completely illegal took place in October 2017. The first was a referendum on independence and the second was a declaration of independence. Their parliament had been warned that if the declaration took place, central government would disband the parliament and take over control, which they did.

charges. There was intense opposition from the PP (roughly Conservative party), the Ciudadanos and VOX right wing party, all in opposition, who announced that they would appeal the pardons in court.

Pedro Sanchez

Various politicians and other senior figures were arrested, and the president and four other MPs fled Spain to avoid arrest. After being on remand, a trial took place in December 2019 and nine people were given prison sentences of 9 to 13 years and bans on holding public office. Some of them were also convicted of misuse of public funds. The main charge that resulted in prison terms was sedition (treason), but in 2020 it became clear that there would probably be a revision of this law, and it would have to include violence (which was not an Pedro Sánchez is only Prime Minister because the accusation) and the possible prison term under the Podemos party formed a coalition with his party existing law was too long. (the PSOE) and several small groups of MPs, with some from Catalonia, who gave him their support In early 2021 there started to be rumours that so that there was a majority. Pedro Sánchez claims some sort of pardons would take place and in June that the release from prison would enable a genuine the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez dialogue to take place. He travelled to Barcelona to announced that having served three and a half hold talks with their government designed to “bridge years on remand and in prison, they would all be the gap” although he announced that Catalonia released. The Spanish High Court considered that would never become independent. He then pardons should not be given as none of the people announced that further talks would take place in convicted had served enough prison time, and they September after the summer recess. had no regrets or considered the bid for independence was over. Pedro Sánchez attempted In another twist during June, a tribunal looking into to overcome this by stating that if any more illegal the circumstances of the misuse of public funds acts took place (mostly in the next 5-6 years) they ruled that 41 people had to pay back money they would go back to prison, so it was not a full pardon. had misappropriated to a total of 5.4 million euros. The bans on holding public office still apply, and in The ex-president and ex-vicepresident were each the case of the former vice-president Oriol ordered to pay back 1.9 million euros. The Junqueras, this is in force until 2031. Despite this, government in Catalonia stated that they would and Pedro Sánchez accepted it, they were all free cover all the fines themselves, and they approved to take part in speeches, media interviews, rallies the money coming from a government investment and support the views of the political parties they and business loan department that they claimed represent. The pardons do not apply to the ex- was legal. Pedro Sánchez immediately said that he president and the others that fled Spain, as they doubted this was legal, and everything might go have never appeared in a Spanish court to face back to the situation from 2014-2017, yet again!

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egarding Spain as a whole, there are definite signs that the economy is improving. 2019 is the reference year of course, as this was a normal year before the pandemic hit us in 2020 and the ‘PIB’ (Gross National Product) fell by 11%. The Minister for the Economy, Nadia Calviño, announced on August 1st that the expected growth would be 6.5% this year and 7% in 2022, and 2023 will be the year of full recovery. Other economic forecasts by various bodies including the International Monetary Fund agree with this, with only a very slight downward adjustment. It is anticipated that before the end of this year there will be another major increase in the minimum wage that had to be postponed. In 2020 the Spanish deficit finished up at 11%, but current calculations are that this will improve to minus 8% this year and minus 5% next year.

price at the pumps of 1.4 euros per litre are the highest for seven years, and this pushes up the cost of transport. To pay for the shipping of a container from China to Europe the cost has hit an all-time high of 12,000 dollars, when in 2018 it was only 2,000 dollars. The cost of a bottle of gas normally falls in the summer months, but not this year with another record high of 15,37 euros in July, taking the increased cost up to 21% so far this year. Nadia Calviño

In the second quarter of 2021, from March to June, 465,000 people found employment and started paying Social Security bringing the total number of employed persons to 19.6 million, and the unemployment numbers fell to 15%. At present, these good figures are continuing, As regards industry, steel has gone up in price although there may be some adjustment after by 370%, and copper prices are up by 23%. This th e s u m m e r to u r i s t s e a s o n fi n i s h e s . will mean that some of the increased cost will have to be borne by the consumer, so cars may On a personal level for the average person in have to go up in price. Even the cost of coffee Spain, 2021 has been a terrible year financially. has gone up by 43% following a severe drought This summer has been one of the worse ever as in Brazil. regards major price rises over a broad spectrum. Electricity prices in August were 2.6 times more The other side of the coin is that during 2020, expensive than the average in 2020 and we explain and so far this year, people living in Spain are the reasons in an article. Even with the reduction saving more money than normal. This is because in IVA(VAT) and the scrapping of a 7% tax paid to they are eating out less, could not go to events the government, it seems unlikely that there will such as concerts or large sporting events, and be any real reduction until at least the end of put less fuel in their cars with reduced journeys. this year. Spain is phasing out coal-fired power There is definitely an increase in purchasing stations because of the very prohibitive cost of property, as many residents of Spain have found meeting the new 2021 emission limits, but coal that during the pandemic, their current houses prices have gone up by 83%. are too small, or they need another room to work from home. 2021 is shaping up to be a Fuel prices with a 28% increase and an average very strange year.

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Good and Very Bad Transport News

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here are two major civil engineering projects in Almería province, the Almanzora motorway that connects Baza to the A-7 motorway and the AVE high speed train. Both of them have suffered major delays but there is good news regarding the motorway, also called the “Marble motorway”.

there are very substantial problems with the contractors asking for a revision of the contract price of about an additional 20% in both cases. ‘ADIF-AV’ is the rail company that awards and oversees rail contracts and they state that there are always overruns in the cost that are normally agreed without any problem, but in these two cases there is an “irreconcilable” impasse.

At the end of July, central government and Junta de Andalucía delegates met up with representatives from the Almería Diputación (county council) and local mayors at La Concepción. A foundation stone was laid for the section from La Concepción to the A-7 motorway. This is the final section that will complete the motorway and the contract, from 19 bids, was awarded to the union of companies ‘Constructora San José-Eiffage Infraestructuras y Construcciones Pérez Jiménez’. This section is 3.6km long and will cost 24 million euros, with a completion time of 22 months. As with other sections, 80% of the cost will come from the EU ‘Feder’ funding as the motorway is considered to be of major importance. At the ceremony it was pointed out that the section from El Cucador to La Concepción has a completion date of March 2022, but it is 95% completed and will more than likely be finished this A government spokesperson has been trying to September. pour oil on the troubled waters and has stated that work on both these sections has not been totally The very bad news relates to the AVE (Alta Velocidád stopped, and work continues where there is no Española), the Spanish high- speed train. Coming dispute as to the cost. The spokesperson for the from the French border along the coast, it then PP (opposition political party) in Almería, who is also comes from Murcia city to Almería city. The length an MP, claimed in mid-August that this was not true, of the Murcia section is 101km and the Almería and in both these sections contracts had been section from Pulpí, at the border with Murcia and rescinded and work had stopped. This will mean Almería provinces, is 97km. Work has been that an adjudication of the value of the work abandoned or started over a number of years and completed will have to be carried out, new tenders the 7.5km twin tunnels at Sorbas, finished in 2011, invited and new contracts signed, which will take a are the longest in Andalucía. There are three minimum of 18 months. As regards the Los Arejosincomplete sections where work has started and Níjar section, adjustments in cost have been agreed, these are the 26km one from Pulpí-Vera, the 18km and the work continues. one from Los Arejos (Lucainena de las Torres)-Níjar and the 26km final section from Níjar-Río Andarax, The other big fly in the ointment, that we have that is effectively Almería city. Budget prices for commented on previously, is that no trains can these sections are 146 million euros, 118 million come to Almería province until the Murcia to Pulpí euros and 106 million euros respectively. link is complete. There are major delays here as well, including some incomplete studies and sections In the sections from Pulpí-Vera and Níjar-Río Andarax where contracts have not yet been awarded.

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Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 BUILDING SERVICES Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 364795 ABS Steve Ennis ....................................................687 846016 Sleepcentre (Albox) (See p.5) ..........868 931872 / 671 715294 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Alan Barker ........................................950 099913 / 600 268176 AlmeriaBuilders.com ……......................659 685133 / 950 9305202

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Mario the Handyman ................................................642 245017 M13 ............................................................................657 105084 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Nail It ........................................................................621 252997 PR Building Services ................................................662 422170 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 Sierra Construcción .................................................611 028716 Valoser Obras .............................................................642 016954

BUTCHERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 Chris .......................................................................627 565049 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Dusters Cleaning Company .....................................683 547581 Idea (Mojácar) .. ......................................................605 162709 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

CLOTHING (Personalised) Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452 Rascals Designs ............................... 950 064665 / 686 582140 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................667 479903

COMPUTERS

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

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

638142 851135 847964 960118 102335 243327

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

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

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

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

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS

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

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

DOG GROOMING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ELECTRICIANS A1 Services ………....................................................679 631458 Abbott Electrical ….............................638 010691 / 950 137208 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ..............................…..677 741366 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................………….950 479502 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres .....................................677 530410 / 610 750771 EMI Electrical Installations .......................................673 502867 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 N.E.Electrics (Arboleas).............................................634 358777 Peace of Mind 24/7 ............................................... 637 974662

Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682 277576

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

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

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

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

European Property Company (Mojácar) ....................950 285704 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home .................................951 914195 / 636 266641 FW Properties ................................634 325152 / 634 352285 Grupo Platinum Estates (San Juan) (See p.4) 950 466112 / 666 687251 Holmes for Homes (Arboleas) ..........850 993099 / 664 012024 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 Inmobiliaria Almanzora ..................... 9501 20406 / 637 251238 InmoTerreros (San Juan) ...............950 096180 / 666 255765 K7 Mojácar ...............................................................950 478555

ESTATE AGENTS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 AlmeríaCasas (Albox) .........................950 169680 / 658 845741 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Almeria Property Finder (Albox) ................................950 431624 Almería Prop. Investments (Las Buganvillas).950 460874 / 666 260792 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Antonio Martinez de la Casa (Energy certs)..............950 092094 Arboleas Property Shop .................…....................…958 003391 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 Calida Homes (Arboleas)......................950 430763 / 634 302801 Casa y Campo (Lubrin) (See front cover) ................678 587007 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia ...............................950 469592 / 659 265907 Complete Holiday Care .......................950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............……........................676 916088 D & D Property Care, Sales & Rentals .....643 335386 / 643 337063 Dream Homes Almería (Arboleas) ...............................697 875717

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EXCURSIONS

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

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

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

See also Activities-Clubs-Associations Alison .....................................................................666 273168 Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre (Mojácar) ...............617 719913 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606 Javi Orta, personal trainer (Mojácar) .........................651 693681 Palme (Mojácar Playa) ............................................950 472813 Jova Sport Center (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473137 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 478690 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Sunflower (Mojácar) ...............0044 7596 063544 / 600 880525 Taylor’s Hats, Caps & Accessories (Mojácar) ..........950 475877

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Platino Gym (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 284845 Sano Centre (Albox) ...................................................610 544306 Sano Centre (Huércal-Overa) ..................................666 021259 Sierra Club Desert Springs ........................................687 599115 Sol Yoga Centre (Arboleas) .........................................686 400331 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 VaVa Yoga Studio (Vera) .........................................643 102335 Vicki’s Fitness & Slimming ........................................650 764623 Yoga therapies & slimming (Turre & Vera) ....................643 102335

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FOOD SHOPS

FISHING

Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar/Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 Catch of the Day UK Fishmonger ........ 634 301490 / 634 304288 Pete Fishing Trips (Mojácar/Garrucha) …..................634 379173 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid & Graham). 647 020929 / 647 803030 Gastronomía (Delicatessen) (Las Buganvillas) .......950 132048 La Venta de Alfaix Minimarket (Alfaix) ..........................950 469660 FISH & CHIPS Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Kingfisher (Pueblo Laguna) ......................................663 553001 Manoli (Arboleas) …...................................................627 941654 The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484 Price Busters (Albox) .................................................950 951494 Sol Supermercado (Albox) ….......................................950 430043 FLORISTS Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Isamy Florist (Los Gallardos) ...................................670 215902 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 468303 / 637 016107 LIS Florist (Garrucha) ................................................950 460901 The Best Catch (English Fish Supplier) ...................643 512369 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791

FLY SCREENS AA Window Doctor ..............……….........................…630 231644 Armadillo …..............................................................663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ...........................606 040462 / 610 000700

Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 472108 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637 393873

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

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

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

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Funeral Homes Robles (Cuevas) ..............................657 921383 Muebles Rodríguez (Los Llanos, Arboleas) …...........950 430778 Funeraria Ntra. Sra. de las Angustias (Vera) 950 390884 / 607 705672 Muebles La Simona (Garrucha) ...............................950 132443 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) .................... .............950 478102 Oak Furniture Spain .............................622 288750 / 681 095096 Sofa & Sofa (Las Buganvillas) ..........654 596247 / 654 596220 Unicraft (El Real, Antas) ............................................692 176069

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

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

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

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

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

Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)...........868 931872 / 671 715294 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs (See p.17)..........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ...........950 147763 Koala Furniture (Antas).................................….........950 392307 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 364795

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GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Nash Groundworks ..................................................722 546192 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 The Tidy Gardener .................... 0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911

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

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

GUTTERING

Smith Plumbing (Spanish Authorised).........................950 468041 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

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

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

GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.35)......….…...........................677 152911 SpeedyFit .......................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 Amazing Nails .........................................................641 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 Angela Ellis - Holistic Therapist ...............................642 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) (See p.6) .......950 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................643 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 Carlos Barber Shop (Mojácar Playa)..........................610 Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………950 Claire & Inma (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950

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

231644 475376 500711 390546 006032

GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING Cash4Gold ...............................................................643 844247 Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813

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

655600 479176 861591 548240 133235 398743

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

479176 446460 531821 256923

Cloud 9 (Mojácar) .........................................................662 226086 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ............................... 663 561521 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin ......................656 646257 Elaine Mobile Hairdresser (Coast & Inland).................634 379424 Elegance (Turre) ......................................................634 308877 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Forever Chic (Palomares)(See p.23) .....................601 634193 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Treatments (Ali) ...........................................634 308906 IIsabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462

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Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Jenny’s Hair Design (Albox) .....................................620 447858 Kyra Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ...........950 106294 / 643 357906 Jing Nails .................................................................622 251432 Julian Hair Design ....................................................634 354507 Julie Rodriguez .......................................................634 338017 Kim White (Beauty)(Vera & Mobile) ………...……….637 149659 Lavender and Lemons ..............................................643 790511 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Miki Designe (Villaricos) ............................................635 867757 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Nicole Andreano (Las Buganvillas) ..........................675 622216

Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073

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

HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.11).......647 247494 / 950 092604 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171

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

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

HORSE RIDING 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 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

Wavelengths (Albox) .............................................…950 120309

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

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

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HOTELS & HOSTALS Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767 Hostal Muria (Villaricos) ..............................................642 050290 Hostal Playa Azul (Villaricos) ................950 467075 / 609 386282 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel - Casa Rural, Cortijo de la Media Luna (Mojácar) 950 478813 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ….........................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 Hotel Playa (Mojácar) ..................................................600 350382 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ...........................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Rural Azabache (Arboleas)..................................690 258813 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 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

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Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.31) ..........……………950 392487 Asisa (Vera) ................................................................950 391950 HOUSE & PET SITTING Axa .....................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 Chris Leek ...................................................................642 608805 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098 David .............................................................................. 950 099905 Linda Pettit ...............................................................642 016954 Louise B. (LouB’s) ....................................................664 038031 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200

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

Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ……………….….952 476090 García & Trinidad (Albox) …….............950 120340 / 620 240563 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 473192 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806908 Items For Sale Mojácar .......................694 439275 / 950 478753 Helvetia ...................................................................673 063798 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........950 120070 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

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

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

Liberty Seguros (Turre) ….................950 479568 / 620 179206 Liberty Seguros .........................................................913 422549 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 Maxine Morgan Liberty Seguros (Las Buganvillas) ........669 074 996 Mojácar Insurance ...................................................634 323399 Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 590258 Sol Insure ………..........................................………..950 472098

INTERIOR DESIGN Evie Fox-Rayner ................................603 493163 / 653 714767

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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

Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Marisa .......................................................................636 179128 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 Mojácar Interpreting ................................................617 830513 Parsons Knows ........................................................672 668803 Pedro ......................................................................655 510420 Robert Boucher .........................................................693 618705 Simply Solved ………...............................................663 327091 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

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 IRONING Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 PC Playa (Mojácar) ......................................................634 356498 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 S E Telecoms ............................................................697 780499 Pressed for Time ......................................................711 065805 UKTV Almería ....................................850 993202 / 694 440184

JEWELLERY

INTERNET PROVIDERS

Castellón (Bédar) .................. ....................................642 435909 Albox Online ..........................................................950 091111 Jewellery Paula (Albox) ...........................................960 430871 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................…………..950 479502 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ........................................950 460636 Next .............................................................................950 479369 La Luna (Garrucha) .................................................950 132543 Plusnet ................................................744 610389 / 850 992555 GSF Communications ...............................................950 473102 KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335 SITTING 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 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Kareclif Cattery (Albox) ...........................................677 791165 Carolina Pérez Gallardo (Sworn Translator) ..............647 863745 Kit Cat Luxury Cat Suites (Los Gallardos) ..............674 113217 Palomino Kennels & Cattery ……....…671 916426 / 950 093087 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) …....................................…696 562662 Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200 Sleepy Hollow (Huércal-Overa) ….............................617 313587 The Hilton Cattery ............................950 163489 / 664565479 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas)….950 930585

KEY CUTTING Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Donna González-Linnitt ...........................................699 067922 Elizabeth ..................................................................662 504734 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Hind (Mojácar - French, Arabic, English) .................616 605341 Jenni (Almanzora valley area) ................................653 098329 Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438

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

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

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

LAUNDERETTES

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

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

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

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

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

LOGS FOR SALE

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

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

LIGHTING

MARKETING

LEISURE ACTIVITIES and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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

LOCKSMITHS

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

MASSAGE

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Acupuncture & Massage ..........................................637 120429 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Alternativa (Jessica Rippin) ......................................676 284170 Anushree (Cranio - Sacral -Therapy) ......................672 721096 Holistic Massage (Ali) ...............................................634 308906 Holistic Massage (Lorraine) ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Lymphatic Drainage & Cranio Sacral-Therapy (Gabi) 633 011442 Mike Sheehan (Neuromuscular Therapy) .....................657 050394 Oceanic Therapies (Mojácar) ......................................687 619239 Ray Daniel (Sports massage)………...........................617 741564 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ............................................643 102335 Zen Massage (Mojácar & Bédar) .............................643 766935

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

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

MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 NUTRITION Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Alternativa (Anne-Marie Pichon) ...............................666 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Ashlí (Naturopathic & nutritional therapies) ................643 Hispavan (Antas) (See p.43) .....................................687 845730 ONLINE MARKETING Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552 Donna González Linnitt .............................................699 MOTORCYCLES & QUADS D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 069022 Harley Dees …………................................................600 685550 Indalo Quads (Guided treks) ..................................634 315074 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 133033 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 938352

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OPTICIANS

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

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

PAINTING & DECORATING A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ......................................950 099913 / 600 268176 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 C.I.S Services (Arboleas) ........................................634 621747 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Darren Hargreaves ...................................................626 855483 Eddy Venner ............................................................711 035030 Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 130707 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 366200 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783 Opticalia (Albox) .....................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 Grupo Brideca (shop) (Huércal-Overa) 950 471045 / 950 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 IPB Painting ........................................661 184848 / 622 JPM ...........................................................................627 Jay the Painter ........................................................697 Paul ...........................................................................649 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 Pinturas Chano ..................................677 082787 / 662 The Fast Brush .........................................................950 True Colours .............................................................636 Vera Painting Services ............................................711

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

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

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

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

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

PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS

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

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

PHYSIOTHERAPY Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Clínica Fisioalbox (Albox) ..........................................629 402852 Clinica MOS Fisioterapia (Mojácar Playa) .................644 394335 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

PLUMBERS 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Chris ........................................................................711 011254 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Graham ....................................................................620 112193 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797

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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 POOL COVERS The Post Shop (Albox) ………..................................951 250574 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 Blue Diamond Pool Care ..............................697238933 Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452 Clean Pool Service (Arboleas) ...................................606 654389 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 601 634192 / 634 891709 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Arboleas Builders ………...............……950 930536 / 634 306690 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 Exclusive Holiday Villas ............................................950 092602 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 D & J Pritchard Construcciones .........617 698418 / 662 046497 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Oasis Pool Cleaning Services ............634 332170 / 634 332178 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652 Olive Tree Farm Pool Services ...............................643 463129 Procare Property Service (Arboleas) .......................642 370681 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Triton Property Maintenance ...................................634 326322 Pool Medics ……………...................................……….634 353525 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bédar) .........................637 915898 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682 277576 Procare Pools (Arboleas) ..........................................642 370681 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 Triton Pool Cleaning ...............................................634 326322 Tropicana Swimming Pool Construction 650 906114 / 689 404244 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998

PROPERTY 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 POSTAL SERVICES Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover).............….950 478643 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Casa Benedict Rentals (Turre) …...………....…………616 189002

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Casa Paz Holiday Lettings (Huercal-Overa) ...........693 935118 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Clean Team Property Care & Rentals 850 993202/ 642 911850 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ........................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………...........950 478612 / 610 808631 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 E-Property Almería ...................................................677 146592 Exclusive Holiday Villas ..........................................950 092602 Findmeahome ....................................951 914195 / 636 266641 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Holiday Letting Service ........................950 472903 / 627 565049 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Inmoterreros ...................................................................950 096180 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 863320

La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .......................950 699947 / 634 972377 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652

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Mojácar Long Term Rentals …...............................…636 903184 Indalo Storage .........................................................950 821002 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915

Real Almería Property (Mojácar) ............................634 316068 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Sandy Goldfinch ........................+44 7767 301159 / 670 575897 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Sunshine Villas............................………850 993202 / 694 440184 The Key ................................................................0044 7541 842710 Triton Property Services ..........................................634 326322 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052 Indalo Transport ......................................................950 821002

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

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

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

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

REFRIGERATION Items For Sale Mojácar ..................694 439275 / 950 478753 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moovit Transport & Storage ...............950 930316 / 642 586701 REMOVALS & STORAGE Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 See also Van & Man Hire Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Storage 42 Removals and Storage (Albox) ...............634 325639 Brian’s Removals (Mojácar Playa) .........................674 280268 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 049524 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 UK Direct ..................UK 0044 7719.118.879 / Spain 642 099479 To place a box advert or ask for prices, call 670 84 92 65

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Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 El Pilar de Lubrin Wanderers Transport and Storage ..UK 0044 7906852325 / 623 300425 Restaurante Albar ....................................................647 877091

El Pinar

RESTAURANTS

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

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Garrucha

The Taj (Indian) ........................................................950 633278

La Alfoquía

La Chumbera ............................................................634 676298 Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 460588 Los Tarahis (Beachbar) .............................................950 138235 Casa Adriana ......................................637 099475 / 950 133154 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014 Chino Peking (Chinese) .............................................950 132948 GBG ……………...................................950 132625 / 639 915993 Albox Bar Lepanto .......................................642 859040 / 950 120261 Góndola ....................................................................950 133928 Chapman’s ..............................................................950 091188 La Cantina de Floor ....................................................950 132757 Cornish Pride ...................................................………666 618933 Maui Gastro ….................................................………950 460882 Elephant Cafe ...........................................................699 090183 Nautico …................................................................687 918669 Gran Muralla (Chinese) ...........................................950 120166 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 460604 Happy Garden (Chinese/Asian). ................................950 120851 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 617131 La Cena ……........................................……………..950 430930 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 133043 La Palmera ….............................................................950 430993 Tierra y Mar .............................................................643 463940 La Parrilla ................................................................950 430024 Huércal-Overa Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 430145 Chiringuito Kiosko Bar El Parque ...........................677 403224 Restaurante Virgen del Saliente ................................669 300291 Enoteca Crisbe ...................................950 134100 / 607 338460 Scrumptious ...............................................................608 543866 El Capricho …........................................................637 595326 Taberna Topares ........................................................647 443248 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 494536 TCs .............................................................................642 347943 Terraza Lamarlo ........................................................670 306290 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639 231507 New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614 Gondola .................................................……………..643 136117 La Venta de Alfaix .....................................................671 272464 Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 The Heathers ......................................624 215330 / 642 835993 Antas

Alfaix

El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 Las Herrerias Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048 Eugenia ......................................................................950 069021

Arboleas

Los Gallardos

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

Bédar

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

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Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo

Aku Aku (Beachbar) ...............................950 478981 / 634 979360 El Cortijo ...................................................................950 398108 Alma Beach Club ......................................................674 665806 El Paso ................................................678 868963 / 950 469409 Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 475899 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 Ankara Beach Terrace ..............................................950 473042 Cabrera Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 450215 Riad Cabrera ………………….....................................950 092042 Aurora (Beachbar) ....................................................950 472163 Cerro Gordo BaoBab .....................................................................689 642923 Bistro Bonita .......................................650 599739 / 950 930169 Badgers ................................................678 141556 / 950 478525 Balti Tower ll ..........................................................632 246365 Cortijo Grande Finca Listonero .........................................................950 982045 Bar Luz ....................................................................950 027844 Bellagio Sports Bar ...................................................950 472342 Cucador La Vida ……….................................….........……….950 634562 Bellavista ..................................................................950 478800 Bocaina Beach Club .................................................950 527597 Desert Springs Resort Botaniq ...................................................................681 127504 El Torrente Restaurant ........................................……950 091546 Bowen Resto Bar .............................. 666 406203 / 634 357654 El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) Cabo Norte ..............................................................665 891772 La Montaña ...............................................................950 398856 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472342

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

D’Angelo .....................................................................950 478517 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Dolce Vita ................................................................950 478476 Don Pancho (Mexican) .................................................950 472543 El Anzuelo ...............................................................950 283401 El Barrio Libre .........................................................670 694728 El Cid (Beachbar) ..............................950 472063 / 696 056128 El Deseo ..................................................................629 287265 El Gaucho ................................................................663 304531 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 El Toro .....................................................................691 628061 Enrico (Italian) ...................................950 472995 / 642 514738 Fusion Beach ...........................................................950 615224 Ganesha (Indian) ...................................................602 006977 Gastro Malabar (See p.13)........................................950 472970 Habana 1957 ...........................................................850 987214 Hola Ola (Beachbar) ................................................664 097279 Ilario Imperial (Italian) ..............................................950 478098 Imperial Playa (Italian) ..............................................950 475360 Jeff’s Bistro .........................................................0044 7487 253912 Koi …...........................................................................950 615452 Kontiki (Beachbar) .................................................617 774330 Kukis .........................................................................950 377076 La Bohemia .............................................................677 659072 La Cabaña ................................................................950 615179 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 615030 La Cava ...................................................................950 472181 La Cometa ...............................................................950 615209 La Estancia …….............................................………654 562449 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472177 La Paratá ...................................................................950 375590 Los Amigos ......................................…………………950 478489 Los Gurullos Pizzeria .............................................950 968242 Levante .....................................................................950 615224 Lua Beach Club ...........................................………… 950 472643 Lucero ………..................................................……….673 544617 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mesón El Que Faltaba ...............................................950 478806 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Marama .....................................................................606 615435 Marcelo Entre Tapas ............................673 744249 / 950 027218 Martín Morales ..............................................................950 478812 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ...................…………….950 475966 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mimi’s Bar ..................................................................651 872604 Mohana .....................................................................950 472941 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ........950 472002 / 637 914632 Neptuno Beach Club (See p.26) ..........................…616 005387 Omega ...................................................950 475317 / 647 675919 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Parwaz (Indian) .......................................................631 995178 Playa Juana Beach Club ............................................690 984992

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Mojácar Pueblo

Puerto Madero Tapas Bar ........................................950 884617 Robert (Marina de la Torre) …………..............………950 110412 Rose & Crown .........................................................950 973436 Rusty Nail ...............................................................662 153813 Sal Marina ...................................................................950 472405 Scotty’s El Tropico ...................................................687 382540 Sensations ................................................................950 472057 San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 Sol y Arena (Beachbar) .............................................950 478308 Sottocasa (Italian) .......................................................950 093075 The Crew ................................................................697 383015 The Emerald Isle ....................................................634 387178 The Irish Rover ..........................................................950 473135 The Lemon ....................……...............................…….950 472659 The Roof Garden ...................................................685 022011 Tito’s (Beachbar) .......................................................950 615030 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister ...................................................………………600 006032 Valentino’s (Italian) ...................................................621 279251 Valery .......................................................................662 968460

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

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

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

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

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

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

236798 020159 466323 807809

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

876485 479153 468425 617732 527699

Gran Muralla (Chinese) …….......................................950 618880 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806

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La Pará ……………………..................................…….637 La Sorpresa ...............................................................950 Rosie Lees (See front cover)...................................643 Solare ......................................................................608

545590 099901 198600 802227

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El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 169659 Gastrobar D’Alvaro ......................................................648 220383 Los Conteros ....................................950 618629 / 699 010705 Lucky Bar Pizzeria ...........................................…….642 767122 Playa Azul ........................................950 467075 / 609 386282

Hole in One Karen’s Bar ..........................................950 461068 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Sawadee Thai .........................................................634 393235 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

ROOFING

Vera

Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 Ark Roofing ...............................................................634 379173 La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817 RUGS & CARPETS Terraza Carmona ...................................................950 390760 Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)..........868 931872 / 671 715294 P & R Rugs (Los Llanos de Aroleas) .......................665 258680 Vera Playa Armony Beach Club .................................................617 745021 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 642856 RURAL TOURISM Bar La Reva ..........................................................618 541115 Cortijo Pocico de la Nava (Mojácar) ...........................670 777752 Benitos/La Alcazaba ..................................................633 530453 Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 Chiringuito Cositas ..................................................610 959770 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................950 467541 Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 462540 SATELLITE TV KOA/Blue Parrot ......................................................611 482966 ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.11).....647 247494 / 950 092604 La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 642856 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 478202 Europa Digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Maraú Beach Club ……................................…………671 580340 GBTV (Albox and Mojácar) .......................................616 888058 Paradise Bar/Chiringuito ...........................................667 554957 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ...............................950 473102 Pizzeria Jardin ..........................................................950 467023 SolAir (See p.29) ...................................950 472081 / 645 294064 Yaho (Thai / Asian) .................................................645 018403 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.32) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Vera Playa (Las Buganvillas / Pueblo Laguna) Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331 Dragon Chino ............................................................950 133226 SCREENED PATIO & POOL La Colonial ……………….........................................….950 133918 ENCLOSURES Dee’$ Dollar Bar ........................................................950 372295 Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 Memoli Pizzeria ......................………..950 093017 / 603 804676 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637 255978 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.35)......….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.35)........................................627 907207

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

SECOND HAND Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles).....UK 7413 190882 / 643 137106 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Items for Sale Mojácar .....................694 439275 / 950 478753 John’s (Albox) ..........................................................634 325639 Merka Recycla (Huércal Overa) .........950 616683 / 666 577006 Vera Playa (Naturista) Pink House (La Concepción) ...........622 288750 / 681 095096 Bar Oh La La! .........................................................616 338355 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699 Chiringuito Naturista ................................................950 397726 SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms La Golondrina ............................................................683 342376 Puntonat ..................................................................636 401424 SEWING

Villaricos Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 467590 Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105 El Faro ..................................................649 766252 / 687 351764 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 588790

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

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Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907 SOLICITORS Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Desarascos Litesa ............................670 863791 / 609 442695 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 088966 Babelia (Mojácar) ……..........…........635 577562 / 950 397114 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ….....…………950 460731 / 675 383 160 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 366355 Cabrera Cervantes (Turre) ................950 099400 / 627 464545 Limaser (Vera) ……..................................................950 390732 Sepserve (All areas) …..............................................675 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 Bédar Directo (See next page) ................................689 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See page 19)...........950 Ecocorp (See p.33) .................................................671 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636

702916 472947 716597 468230 845730 261240

SNOOKER HALLS Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 CD Snooker Mojácar ..............................................609 026526 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 Snooker Ambigu (Los Gallardos) .................................661 973205 EuroAbogados (Vera) .................................................950 617017

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

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

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

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

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The Phone House (Albox) …………….950 121045 / 670 359698 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 TILING & PATIO WORK Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097 Step by Step Language Centre (Mojácar) ...................600 565284 See also Building Services 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 TV & AUDIO REPAIRS ABS Steve Ennis ....................................................687 846016 Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 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

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

UPHOLSTERY

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

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

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

TUITION Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre ........................669 294342 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 314316 Espanglish ...............................................................950 390037 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

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

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

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VEHICLE REPAIRS

Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….......................667 439671 VETS Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 Centro Vet ABC (La Alfoqúia) ….................................950 449064 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 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 The Garage (Llanos de Arboleas) .......950 930922 / 616 453813 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950 459253 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 VetCare (Vera Playa) ...............................................950 775102

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

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

WATER (Tanker Delivery)

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

VEHICLE SALES

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

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

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

WINDOW CLEANING Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 814913 Idea (Mojácar) ...................................................……..605 162709 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824

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James .......................................................................678 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ...................634 Mick ...........................................................................634 Window Panes ..........................................................617 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634

988812 322526 327075 208231 349665

WINDOWS & DOORS

Interglaze ……..............................…...................... 680 743311 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 393305 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Screenmasters (See p.35)......….….........................677 152911 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600 006032

WINES Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637

925655 617131 265092 472108 393873

WOOD & PELLET STOVES Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 AA Window Doctor ...................................................630 231644 ZOO & PARK Complete Renovations .......................644 389255 / 672 379960 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236 David A. Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028

Community News Aguilon Amigos Golf

70. Lynne Atherton was in 3rd place with a net 73. Eddie Vaughan’s rich vein of form continued into For Aguilon Amigos first Medal Competition in August Friday winning the Federation Qualifier with 39 points there was a field of 24 players. With the easing of from Dave Simpson, Keith Travis and Pramod Dave. travel restrictions between Spain and the UK, the Amigos were pleased to give a warm welcome to Tim If anyone would like to join our Monday, Wednesday Clarke and Alfie Clarke – the Grandson of Keith Travis and/or Friday competitions at Aguilon Golf usually who has been playing with the Amigos since its teeing off between 8.30 and 9.00am please post an inception. Both keen golfers back in the UK, as with e m a i l to : a g u i l o n a m i g o s 2 0 21 @ g m a i l . c o m . all the Amigos, they enjoyed the challenge presented by Aguilon Golf Course. Alfie was welcomed as a founder member of the Amigos Junior Section which Alfie Clarke (Amigos Junior) Norman Whibley : Eddie Vaughan (Amigos Senior Player) for the time being comprises “Alfie”. It was a pleasure to see 3 generations playing together and to report that Alfie finished a very creditable equal 4th being pipped by Grandad Keith T, on countback! Operating under the new Covid Protocols that allow for the raking of bunkers there were some tales of wow as balls came to rest in what were described by the victims as "giant footprints" in un-raked areas of the bunkers. All in all the condition of the bunkers was not too bad. The winner of the Wednesday August Medal was Norman Whibley with a net 69 followed only ONE shot behind was Eddie Vaughan with a net

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Community News Forest Fire Prevention & Guidance Mojácar town hall have issued a press release relating to guidance to avoid fires, which has come from information received from the Junta de Andalucía. The Policía Local have been visiting zones that are especially vulnerable, where there are sites with trees and scrubland alongside urban developments. They have also been distributing

leaflets provided by the Junta and giving advice at various points in the municipality. The police are stressing the dangers, and illegality, of burning agricultural waste at this time of the year and the action necessary in the event of fires. The Iberian Centre for the Investigation and Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) has fifteen associates and a budget of more than 24 million euros. The Junta de Andalucía is involved in this initiative, together

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Community News with the authorities in Portugal. The aim of the anti-fire project is not only to improve forest fire prevention infrastructure, but also to create new tools for fighting one of the peninsula’s greatest environmental challenges. Drones are being used to put out fires along with a study of the dynamics of fires and the subsequent recuperation of vegetation and fauna, as well as controlled burnings to revitalise eco-systems and the habitats of fauna,

training and social awareness. Their various campaigns are made up of different actions: local awareness as in Mojácar, and a number of themed meetings. These aim to explain the applicable regulations, as well as fire prevention measures, self-protection and emergency protocols. Educational material intended for teacher training is being provided, along with training in actions that need to be taken that is specific to rural areas.

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Community News ADLAT Campaign against High Voltage Lines through Bédar area Local residents in Bédar have formed the ADLAT association (High Voltage Line Diversion Association). They stress that the proposed route of the line crosses an area of special conservation, protected by national and European regulations. They consider that the line would also affect the historical heritage of Bédar. The group's spokesperson, Celeste Picken, states that various meetings have been held with several environmental groups in Almería, who later visited the proposed route. Representatives of these groups expressed surprise at the environmental wealth and historical heritage of the area, and were concerned about the effects of the proposed line. The groups included Ecologistas en Acción, the Mediterranean Ecologist Group, Greenpeace, as well as the Equo political party and the Association of Friends of the Alcazaba. The association intends to keep in close contact with these organisations as they all want the values of this area to be preserved. ADLAT has also been in contact with the Delegate of the Andalusian Government in Almería, Maribel Sánchez. Celeste Picken says, “We are very grateful that the Delegate has received us. She was able to dedicate a substantial portion of her valuable time to us and it is wonderful to see the administration approach its citizens in this way. She was very kind to us and she listened to us attentively, as we consider that it is important to transfer this problem to the highest levels. Soon we hope to arrange a meeting with the Deputy Delegate of the Government of Spain in Almeria, responsible for the processing of this project. We are going to ask, among other things, how it is possible that no one notified us of this project at the time, and why the Delegation has not even responded to our allegations, presented a few weeks ago. We are also going to ask ‘what is this about the green economy and the ecological transition?’ when we consider that a project is being processed that goes totally against these values. Citizens hope that green is not a mere empty word, and that the environment is truly respected." Gerardo Vazquez 666263897 or Celeste 678595290 Email: cablesNO@gmail.com Twitter: @AdlatBedar Facebook: ADLAT Asociación Desvío Alta Tensión Photo by Aaron Baglietto

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Help Needed for the Poppy Appeal Despite erroneous notices in the media, The Poppy Appeal will go ahead in Mojacar and surrounding towns and villages in mid-October to mid-November. We rely a great deal on the support and generosity of local bars and businesses to have trays of poppies on their premises. Every year there is one venue in particular where the customers donate generously Photo by Aaron Baglietto and that is Iceland in Vera. We need volunteers to man The Poppy Stall outside the shop exit. If you can help out for a morning or afternoon please call the Mojacar Poppy Appeal Organiser - Nick on 699 953 222.

Big Score for Paws-PATAS It’s been almost 2 years since the animal charity PAWS-PATAS has been able to organise any grand fundraising events, so with additional income from individual ideas, the extra money has been an absolute treasure for the charity,” explains President, Vicky Hall. “And with monthly outgoings now exceeding 10,000 euros because of the huge amount of kittens, cats, puppies and dogs being abandoned at our shelter gates...it’s a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Nancy, Richard and Jay, the owners of Valery Bar and Restaurant in Mojácar for donating 220 euros,” added Vicky. They held a special raffle before the European Cup Final with just one special prize on offer...a genuine England Football Shirt. Within 2 hours prior to the match; selling tickets for 2 euros each they managed to raise a whopping 440 euros which they decided to donate to local charities...PAWS-PATAS being one of them. Chrissie Cremore (Acting Vice President), who gratefully received the donation said, “What would we do without all the special angels who continue to support us. The PAWS-PATAS Information Centre is situated next Photo by Lesley Posso to the outlet in Turre. For general enquiries it is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Issues regarding cat colonies and (TNR) trapping, neutering and returning please visit on Fridays. The office is open from 10:00 - 13:00 and you can also contact via telephone on: 850 992560.


What’s On There are still restrictions on audience numbers at inside events, and the wearing of masks is compulsory.

Almería At time of going to press, the site dealing with cultural events in Almería organised by the municipal authorities shows no published events after August. ¡Oh Capitán Mi Capitán! comes to Teatro Cervantes in Almería city on Sunday, Nov. 7th at 5pm, performed by the Tino Tovar company. It is based on the poem by Walt Whitman dedicated to Abraham Lincoln after he was assassinated in 1865. Tickets are 20 euros. Tributo Musical “Coco” is a musical intended for families, performed by the La Barbarie company. Itis based on a Mexican story relating to “The Day of the Dead”. It has received excellent reviews in Madrid and it comes to Teatro Cervantes in Almería city on Sunday, October 17th at 6pm. Tickets are 15 euros in advance or 18 euros at the door.

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

September 19th at 6pm. It is billed as a special event for children who c a n p a r t i c i p a te d u r i n g th e performance. Tickets are 12 euros in advance or 15 euros at the door.

Tickets for Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, from box office at Calle del Poeta Villaspesa,1. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm & 4pm-7pm, Saturday Campanillya y El Portal Mágica from 11am-2pm, or 1hr before comes to Teatro Cervantes in p e r f o r m a n c e s , o r f r o m Almería city on Sunday, October w w w . t o d a s l a s e n t r a d a s . c o m 3rd at 12 noon. It is an adventure musical with original songs intended for children. Tickets are 12 euros in advance or 15 euros at the door. ¿Qué Tiene La Zarzamora? is a comedy musical that comes to Teatro Cervantes in Almería city on Sunday, October 3rd at 7.30pm. Tickets are 15 euros in advance or 18 euros at the door. Sueño Infantil comes to Teatro Cervantes in Almería city on Sunday,

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What’s On Huércal-Overa The municipal authorities are not currently showing any events at the Teatro-Villa.

Vera At time of going to press, no music events were shown for September .

Aguilas

Roquetas de Mar La Banda de Música María Santísima de la Victoria “Las Cigarreras” was formed in 1996 and they have per formed throughout Spain and internationally, with several CDs. They come to the bullring on September 4th at 10pm and tickets are 4 euros.

The Opera “Locos” is a performance of comic opera with famous hit songs of the genre on September 25th at 9pm at the Águilas auditorio. In 2019 it was awarded first prize in the musicals category. Tickets are from 18 euros.

Mojácar

The annual Costa Almería Gran Fondo cycling event takes place on Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’ comes to October 16th. Info and registration the auditorio on Sunday, October at https://www.gfca.es/es/ 17th at 8pm. The performance is in the original French with Spanish Miscellaneous subtitles. Tickets are from 28 euros. PAWS-PATAS The second hand Aguilas tickets from Victoria book sale at Scotty's El Tropico is Tr a v e l 9 6 8 41 0 9 2 9 & held on the second Tuesday of the w w w. b a c a n t i x . c o m , M u s e o month, 10.30am - 1pm. All proceeds Arqueológico, www. auditorio- to stray cat neutering. aguilas.org or from 2hrs before Send details of your events performances at the box office. to almeriafocus@gmail.com or call 670 84 92 65

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

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

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

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

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

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

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

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


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

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

Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Activities - Clubs - Associations Music & Drama Groups

Yoga

Dance

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

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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts Sewing Group, Mojacar We meet at Scotty's el Tropico bar for sewing, knitting, crochet etc. Weds. 10.30 to 12.30. Tel. Brenda 634 34 34 92 or Sylvia 628 006 197. We are a friendly group meeting for coffee and chat. Ladies Sewing Circle Evangelical Church, Turre, Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30 Tel: 667 702 774 Girasol, Albox Mosaic classes. Thurs 1:30 - 4:30pm.Tel 639 089 170 Picante Quilting Club Scotty’s El Tropico, Mojacar. First Thurs of the month, 10am-12.30pm. Beginners welcome. For more details or to book your place, please email Jo at jogibson787@yahoo.co.uk Cloud Zebra Craft Workshops & Clubs In Almanzora and Oria, Tues 10-2, Thurs and Fri, 10.30 -2.30. Call 744 60 96 30 or check out our Facebook page. No experience needed. Bedar Arts Centre Ceramic classes, Mondays and Wednesdays. Painting classes Tuesday 10:30-1330. For info, call 664 896 555

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


Activities - Clubs - Associations Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399 Bowling Club de Zurgena Friendly, social and competitive bowling, all levels & standards. zurgenabc@gmail. com. www.zurgenabc.com Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club www.cabreralbc.com Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Janet 671 865 675 Mojacar Bowls Club Behind Marina Mar Hotel. Everybody welcome - Tues, Thurs and Sat starting with coffee at 9:30. Contact Janet 627204422, janlawspain@yahoo.co.uk Aguilón Amigos Golf Club Aguilon Golf Course on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays teeing off just before 9am. If you would like to play email aguilonamigos2021@gmail.com Badgers Golf Society Mojacar, play Wednesday and Saturday. Everyone always welcome. Contact Dave Ryder on 663 327 182 or badgers mojacar@gmail.com Boxers Golf Society Albox All welcome to join us as members or guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in Albox on Saturday mornings or email peterstooks@avired.com Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses twice a month. Richard Price. Telephone 850993073 or rfp53@yahoo.co.uk. www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Valle del Este Golf Society. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. Contact Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090 982

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

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Your Stars Get them to pitch in, if you need help. Promotions will be yours if you have acted professionally in times of crisis. Stay out of other people's affairs. Do not let others exhaust you financially. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

People you live with will not be terribly happy with you regardless of what you do this month. You can come into money that you don't necessarily work for. Leave things as they are for the moment and focus on reaching your highest potential at work. You are best to work behind the scenes on projects that require detail or precision. Your (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

You will be a bit of a spendthrift this month. Do not be surprised if your partner doesn't understand your needs. You may not want to spend time around family or your home. It will be all around you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

Your lover probably won't put up with your behavior. Do the necessary chores and then do things that please you. You will be able to pick up on future trends if you keep your eyes peeled for unique ideas. Expand your knowledge and sign up for courses and seminars. Your luckiest (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) events this month will occur on a Sunday.

Changes in your domestic scene are apparent. Dead end projects could plague you. Social events held in your home will be successful and entertaining for those who attend. Spend a quiet day with the one you love. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

Get out and, about. Get out and experience the spice of life. You should be putting in some overtime. Your ideas may be a little ahead of their time; don't push them, instead just continue working on development. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(Apr. 21- May 21)

(May 22 - June 21)

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) You can handle situations that require contact with institutions or large corporations. Your mate needs extra attention and is feeling rather insecure when you're not in sight. Your support and concern will help. You need an outlet. Recognition will be yours if you meet your deadline. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

Your competitive nature will enable you to win any contest you enter. Don't overspend on luxury items. It's time to let loose. Loss or theft may occur if you are careless with your belongings. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (June 22 - July 22)

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) You can expand your circle of friends if you get out and socialize. You will not be pleased with family members who try to put demands on you when you just don't have the time. After all, they may have valuable information to pass on. Enjoy the company of relatives this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

This is a great day for a family outing or just a drive. Emotional disputes will only end in sorrow. Your anger may be impossible to contain if you get into debates with family members. Use your creative talent in order to accomplish your goals. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Better still, take your mate and let them foot the bill. Difficulties with children will surface if you try to break a promise you made. Put your time and energy into travel, philosophy, and soul-searching. You must take care not to over exert yourself if involved in sports. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

(Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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You can expect to have some problems with skin, bones, or teeth if you haven't taken proper care of them. Don't let an incident at work play on your mind. Stop telling others about your problems. Minor health problems may flare up if you haven't been taking care of yourself or have been burning the candle at both ends. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.


Jokes of the Month Being Tactful

The Russian Jew

A bachelor named Steve, who lived at home with his mother and his pet cat, went on a trip to Europe. Before he left, he told his best friend to keep going round to his house, and let him know of any emergencies. A few days after his departure, his cat climbed up on the roof, fell off and was killed. His friend immediately left a message at his hotel that said, "Your cat died!" In a few hours, Steve was back home, having cut his trip short in grief and anger at his friend. He told him, "Why didn’t you break the news to me gradually? You know how close I was to my cat! You could have sent the message, ‘Your cat climbed up on the roof today,’ and the next day you could’ve have said, ‘Your cat fell off the roof’ and let me down slowly that he had died." After a quick memorial service, the bachelor left again to continue his trip. A few days later he returns to his hotel and there’s a message waiting for him from his friend. The message read, "Your mother climbed up on the roof today."

A Russian is migrating back to Israel and at Moscow airport, customs found a statue of Lenin in his baggage and asked him, "What is this statue?" The man replied, "You should have asked, ‘Who is this?’ This is the most respected Comrade Lenin who laid the foundations of socialism and the prosperity of the Russian people. I am taking him with me as a memory of our glorious days." The Russian customs officer says, "OK comrade, you may proceed". At Tel Aviv, the customs officer asks, "What is this statue?" The man replied, “You should be asking 'Who is this?' This is Lenin, the maker of socialism who made my life a living hell in Russia. I have brought this statue with me, so I can spit on him every day." The Israeli customs officer says, "OK, you can go." Once he arrives at his new house, he puts the statue on a table, and to celebrate his arrival he invites his friends and relatives to dinner. One of his friends asks him, "Who is this?" He replies, “My dear friend, you should have asked, what is this? This is five kilograms of solid gold that I managed to bring with me without any problems at customs either end!"

The Maths Test Father: "Why did you fail your mathematics test?" Son: "On Monday, teacher said 3+5=8." Father: "So?" Son: "On Tuesday, she said 4+4=8 and on Wednesday, she said 6+2=8... If she can't make up her mind, how can I know the right answer?"

Good News

Working on Saturdays My boss started asking me to work Saturdays when it wasn’t necessary. One Thursday he asked, “Do you think you can come in on Saturday? I know you enjoy your weekends but I need you here.” I replied, “Yeah, no problem. I'll probably be late though as public transport on weekends is really slow.” He asked me, “What time will you get here?” I replied, “Monday.”

A guy walks into a bar and orders a beer. "What's new?" the bartender asks. "Good news, actually! I got home and the wife said that the police had stopped by today and wanted to interview me," the guy replies. "I don't even remember applying for a job there."

The Good Ol’ Days Back in my day, we didn't watch TV while we ate dinner. We actually talked to each other. It was awful!

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...and next... The New Golf Ball I was showing my friend my new golf ball. "It's impossible to lose," I said. "If you hit it into the rough it sends out a GPS signal so you can track it down." "That's great," he replied, "But what happens if you it hit into the water?" "Simple. The ball floats to the surface and tracks its way back toward you and you just scoop it back out." "Brilliant!" he said, "Where did you get it?" "I found it yesterday in a bunker." The 40th Wedding Anniversary Present John asks his wife, “Would you like me to buy you a new Mink Coat?” “Not really,” says Mary. “Well, how about a new Mercedes sports car?” says John. “No,” she responds. “What about a new vacation home in the country?” he suggests. She again rejects his offer with a “No thanks.” He finally asks, “Well, what would you like for your anniversary?” “I’d like a divorce,” answers Mary. John thinks for a moment and then replies “Sorry dear, I wasn’t planning to spend that much money.”

Fishing Advice I phoned up the fishing helpline today. I said, “I’m really hopeless at fishing and need some tips." The man said, “Okay, can you hold the line?” I said, “Not very well.”

The Two Friends Two friends were going camping. They loaded up their mini-van and headed north but were caught in a terrible blizzard. They pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night. “I realise its terrible weather out there and I have this huge house to myself, but I'm recently widowed. I'm afraid the neighbours will talk if I let you in". "Don't worry" John said. "We'll sleep in the barn and we'll be gone at first light". About 9 months later, John got a letter from a lawyer, and it took him some time to figure it out. He realised it was about the widow they met during their camping trip. He went to see his friend and asked him, “Do you remember that good looking widow that we met on that camping weekend? Be honest with me, did you pay her a visit in the middle of the night?”. His friend said he did. John asked, “Did you give her my name and address instead of yours?” His friend said, “I may have done. Why?” John replied, “She just died and left me everything.”

The Chequebook My friend has a bad habit of overdrawing her bank account. One day before we went shopping, I complained about my lack of funds and lamented, “I guess I’ll have to use plastic.” Unconcerned, she whipped out her chequebook, “That's okay, I’m using rubber.”

The Grasshopper A grasshopper walks into a bar. The bartender laughs and says, "Hey, we have a drink named after you!" The grasshopper looks at the bartender, with a look of extreme confusion on his face, and says, "You have a drink called Steve?"

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Coffee Break

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