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6 Home & Property News 8 Local News 12 Latest Tech News Must-have tech gadgets for summer. 14 The little shops of Velez Malaga - part 2 John Perry continues shopping in Velez Malaga. 18 Car News Martin Ward turns Boy-Racer in the new

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20 June is the Month Keep your finger on the pulse &


find out what's happening this month

22 Spain edges left in Euro elections 22 Economic Outlook by HiFX 24 The hidden dangers of sun cream 24 Ole Optica: 10 years in Nerja 26 Eat Yourself Younger

Can the food and drink we consume actually turn back the ageing clock?

28 Things you never knew about the FIFA World Cup Plus some of the dodgiest haircuts ever to


grace the finals.

34 Diamonds The brilliant stone that lasts forever - but are

diamonds really a girls best friend?

36 Horoscope & Name Jumble 38 What’s On

Events and trips organised by local clubs

41 Sudoku 42 Eat Seasonably



44 Why can't I sleep? Holistic fixes for insomniacs 46 Health News 48 Dental Implants

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50 Local animal charities

News from CAS, APARIV, TAIL and Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

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Home & Property News Home & Property News Home sales soar 22% in March after months of falls

Data released by the INE for the month of March showed a 22% increase in house sales compared to March 2013. This is the biggest increase in sales and purchases recorded since August 2010. The statistics may have been affected by Easter so we may have to wait until April or May figures to confirm the good sales figures. The industry is definitely showing signs of stabilisation and there is growing interest from foreign investors. Prices are also holding, there is more credit and it seems that the purchases could increase in the coming months. On the down side unemployment in Spain is still high and jobs are still unstable.

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Overseas investors are buying up city and coastal real estate as they feel prices are favourable due to the crisis. Foreign buyers have returned in force to the Spanish property market and new data from the Bank of Spain has showed that foreign purchases for 2013 exceeded 6 billion euros for the first time since 2004. According to property agents, it is not just private buyers - institutional investors are also in the market such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Blackstone and George Soros. Some investors are buying in bulk from the Sareb (bad bank) that has thousands of unsold properties from failed banks. The Sareb is currently selling 60 properties a day. According to a report by Spain’s society of property registrars Britons are still buying more property than buyers of any other country. 15% of all sales to overseas investors are British but that is down from 34%, then the French and Russians are at 10%. Britons are being enticed by the belief that the worst of the crisis is over and the fact that the exchange rate is a lot 6 THE MARKET PLACE

more favourable at 1.21 to the pound. For other non EU nationalities the Spanish government’s golden visa has spurred demand. According to other Spanish real estate specialists, Barcelona is among the current property hotspots, along with Madrid and coastal areas.

euro, the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Parliament and economic integration in Europe. The survey also addresses specific issues such as the labour market, public debt, inequality and immigration. “I believe that the Spanish think their long national nightmare is coming to an end,” said Stokes, who supervised the survey conducted between 17th March S & P say the price of and 19th April among 7,022 adults in housing to bottom in 2014 seven European countries: Spain, France, The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and the (S & P) has revised the ratings of twelve of United Kingdom. “It’s not hugely optimistic but it is the the Spanish banks that it analyses, which second highest figure of the countries have remained largely unchanged after surveyed, after Britain,” where 45% of considering that banks have absorbed people expect things to improve in the most of the credit losses associated with next 12 months, according to the Pew the correction of the housing bubble and Centre expert. the double dip. Spain tries to attract more In a statement, S & P notes that this revision incorporates the view that the tourists from United States economic risks affecting Spanish banks are On a recent trip shrinking, and the potential extraordinary to New York, support they have to provide the the Spanish Minister for government is likely to be reduced when Industry, Energy matching up resolution frameworks. and Tourism, S & P says the correction in the housing José Manuel market is 'near the end', as prices and Soria, met activity are likely to be at their lows in with representatives from the U.S. and 2014. It also adds that it is producing a Spanish tourism sectors to discuss the 'moderate' recovery in economic activity possibilities of increasing the tourism after a long and deep recession. flows between the two countries. Therefore, they expect that bad debt The U.S. tourism market is of great provisions in 2014 and 2015 fall and interest to Spain due to its high volume approach more normal levels in 2016. They of spending per tourist, their variety of also estimate that in five years the banks different interests, ranging from sun will have recognized losses equivalent to and beach holidays to gastronomy and 13.5 % since the credit crisis began. culture, as well as the non-seasonal nature of their trips, which take place over 34% of spaniards believe the course of the year. economy will improve next The minister highlighted the numerous assets that Spain has as a country, year particularly the wide range of quality “sun and beach” offers, which are backed by other factors, such as its developed economy, stable democracy, open and modern society and a complete network of infrastructures and services. Furthermore, Soria highlighted Spain’s rich historic and cultural heritage, with 42 World Heritage Sites – the second highest number by country in the world. The minister also emphasised the gastronomy Spain has to offer – placed as fifth leading country on the international According to a new pan-European survey table of Michelin stars, with some of the published this week by the Pew Research most influential chefs in the world. The minister commented that, due to Centre, 34% of Spaniards believe that these attributes, Spain is also often their economy will improve in the next 12 months, which is 11 points more than chosen as a destination to hold meetings and congresses. in 2013, although only 8% believe that the current situation is good, compared José Manuel Soria stressed that both Spain and the United States are key to 85% of Germans, who see the situaplayers in the global tourism market. tion in their country as good. Given that tourism is forecast to grow Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Attitudes for the Pew Centre noted that, “the over the coming years, Spain and the United States must take advantage of 8% is double that of last year” and that “economic sentiment in Spain is improv- their privileged positions as tourism leaders and benefit from the high ing”. potential offered by the global tourism The survey examines the perception of market. citizens about the European Union, the

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Local News Local News Local News The Royal British Legion, Nerja

We had our usual marquee at Resident’s Day in the Plaza Espana last month and on a boiling hot day we enjoyed meeting lots of people at our tombola stall. Our Poppy Appeal organiser, Dorothy Allen, was as always dressed for the occasion and her enthusiasm and commitment to the Legion were evident. All her efforts produced a wonderful array of prizes and netted us over 300 euros, and combined with the proceeds from a tombola at the Chapel Bar in Nerja the evening before, brought in over 450 euros – a handsome sum for a very worthy cause. Our grateful thanks go to all the businesses and donors who contributed items for the stall, they are very much appreciated. St George’s Day was celebrated at the monthly lunch at Al Andalus hotel in Maro and Vice Chairman Nick’s rendition of the story of St George brought many a smile and contributed to a most enjoyable afternoon. We partook of a very tasty meal with convivial company, as always well looked after by Petra and her staff. Peggy and Charlie did the raffle with many super prizes and as it was our closest lunch to Easter we had an Easter bonnet parade with many beautiful and ‘interesting’ creations. Judy, Sue and Godfrey were the worthy winners. Since then we have had our monthly lunch

Two men detained for fraud in Velez Malaga

Two alledged criminals were detained in Velez Malaga after trying to falsify documents to obtain credit cards to use in local businesses. One such business owner contacted police to inform them what he thought was happening when noticing that the details given did not match the documentation. Police located the men as apparently they were already thought to have tried the stunt on previous occasions. The police searched their homes where they found a 42 inch TV and a games console which were sent back to the businesses.

Torrox says no to beach space reservers

No Blue Flags for Nerja

None of the beaches in Nerja are eligible for the pretigious blue flag award this year. The directive 91/271/CEE on Urban Waste Water has now become obligatory when in the past it has just been recommendatory. It means that because Nerja still does not have any form of sewage treatment in place the beaches cannot be put forward for the award. Work has now started on the sewage treatment plant at Fuente del Baden, but it is unlikely to be finished for at least 2-3 years. Being unable to mark Nerja's beaches with the blue flag is a real blow for the busy tourist town.

Tragedy at private villa swimming Pool. at Pena Parda restaurant in La Herradura, and although the numbers were down this month, it was a fun day, with stand up sit down bingo by Bruce and Joan, a great raffle organised by Mike and Kate with super prizes. A big thank you to all of you who put in the effort and make these events such good fun and so worthwhile – and to all of you who attend, without you all we would not be able to do the good work we do for the Legion. You do not need to be ex-service to come along to a lunch or to join, we welcome anyone who would like to join us for lunch at either; Al Andalus hotel, Maro – 3rd Thursday of each month – contact Marilyn on 952526423 or Pena Parda restaurant, La Herradura – 1st Friday of each month- contact Eleanor on 958828708. For information contact Dave Graves on 654085811, or email 8 THE MARKET PLACE

The woman was taken to the local hospital in Velez but later moved to the specialist burns unit at the Carlos Haya hospital in Malaga.

A Scandinavian family were taking a short holiday in Nerja at a private villa in the town when a four year old boy fell into the swimming pool. He was underwater for a few minutes until the adults in the house noticed him. An ambulance arrived and the paramedics performed CPR on the child and he was transferred to Hospital in Malaga. But his condition was critical and unfortunately he died a few days later.

Fire at house in Canillas de Aceituno A woman has 40% burns on her arms and torso after a house fire in Canillas de Aceituno. The fire officer said the house fire was due to a butane gas bottle being too close to an open flame. The woman's husband was in the house too but he only suffered minor burns.

Torrox Council have banned people from reserving spaces on the beach and then disappearing for a long time. The councillor for beaches said that this practice was unfair to the rest of the beach-goers and has become a real issue in recent years. It also creates a problem when trying to clean the beaches when there are unattended cool boxes, towels and umbrellas in the way. The police are also pleased that this decision has been made as they are often called out to disputes between beach-goers are arguing about who got there first.

Velez Malaga trying to attract more tourists Velez Malaga is the capital of the Axarquia and as such wants to start attracting more tourists to the town. The council has been restoring parts of old Arab walls and repairing the historic buildings in the town. The improvements were part of the election plan made by the Mayor three years ago. Velez Malaga has been in existence for over five centuries and appears in the famous tales of Don Quijote by Cervantes. This arouses interest from cultural tourists which are the sort the town are most trying to lure. The council is also repairing the old granary which dates back to the 18th century and which will house the historic archives.

Competa murder case in court

A Malaga court will hear from 15 people accused of involvement in the death of British man Stephen Mallon, 5 years ago. In 2009 Mr Mallon was taken to hospital after falling over a six metre wall during a fight. He never recovered and died. Mr Mallon had bruising from the fight to his arms and torso.

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Large country villa, modern construction but in a traditional style. Quality finish with many features such as solar panels for hot water and underfloor heating, double glazing in traditional style shuttered windows and a quality fitted kitchen. Underneath there is a completely self-contained guest apartment and storage area. Outside there is a delightful pool area and land planted with fruit trees.

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Price: 125.000 euros

Spacious, end terrace, 3 bedroom townhouse on the popular Tropicana development. Well presented and benefitting from renovation. Large sunny terraces and sea views. Communal pool.

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Microsoft enters the race for your wrist In a USPTO application filed in 2012 under the title ’Wearable Personal Information System’, Microsoft shows off their idea for the latest craze in health focused mobile technology, the smartwatch. The patent outlines how their device would feature a small detachable screen built so that it can be attached to fitness-related equipment. The device can also be used as a music player and alarm clock, as well as for messaging and telephone purposes. A watch from Microsoft is likely to feature its own operating system based on the Windows OS for desktop and Windows Phone.

2k display for new Galaxy Tab S Line Samsung is gearing up to launch a new line of Galaxy Tab S tablets later this year. These new Android tablets will supposedly feature higher end specs than current models, including features like: 2560×1600 AMOLED displays (for the 8.4inch and 10.5-inch models) Fingerprint Sensors An octa-core Exynos 5 (5420) SoC, including four Cortex A15 cores, four Cortex A9 cores and a Mali T628 GPU 3GB of RAM 8MP rear camera LTE connectivity (when/where applicable) IR blaster Of course, as we have seen in the past, a high-end tablet doesn’t necessarily translate into sales or success for Android. For the most part, it’s the cheaper alternatives which have flourished in Android tablet-land. Everything depends on how aggressively Samsung prices these gadgets.

Tesco keeping up with the Hudls The success of its Hudl tablet over Christmas has been confirmed by the fact that Tesco is set to launch not one but two new devices - a Hudl branded smartphone alongside an evolutionary update to the Hudl tablet from last year. The smartphone is not expected to appear until the end of the year. It will keep the Hudl branding. Oddly, the BBC reports that the phone will run Android and be of a comparable specification to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Much like the Hudl tablet this phone will come preloaded with Tesco services, including Blinkbox video streaming and Tesco shopping apps. The addition of these bundled apps will allow Tesco to aggressively price a higher-end smartphone. 12 THE MARKET PLACE

This home cinema system is disguised as a piece of furniture and will provide a crisp image that can’t be matched by any conventional televisions. In addition, Tesco also confirmed that the Hudl 2 could arrive as early as September. The first incarnation of the low priced, Archos built, 7-inch tablet sold around 550,000 units since launch before Christmas and was not only applauded for it’s low cost and higher than expected specifications but the ability to pay with Clubcard points helps many families justify having one. No specifications or prices for either the Hudl phone or Hudl 2 Tablet have been confirmed at this point.

home cinema system is disguised as a piece of furniture and will provide a crisp image that can’t be matched by any conventional televisions. The device is capable of projecting a 147 inch image without hindering the quality. Although at present very few people will be able to fork out this much money for a home entertainment system, it could be the future of television viewing.

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The Little Shops of Velez Malaga - part 2 My favourite vegetable shop ever, the Fruteria Vita. It’s a family business where mother and daughter work in the shop and brother is the buyer. Most of the produce comes from Algarrobo where the alluvial coastal soil produces top quality vegetables and salads.


ound the corner from El relamo is shop no 6 the Hal Hal butchers. This is also a family business. They have another branch in Torre del Mar. I use them for beef sausages, which frankly could do with a bit of pork fat in them, costilla de ternera, which my son the celebrated London chef Stan Perry describes as “short ribs” – wonderful cooked slow in Rioja. Also rosewater and orange water, essential with mint and dates for cold orange salad, and salted black olives, a nice change from the split green ones that are local. Opposite El reclamo is shop no 7, my favourite vegetable shop ever, the Fruteria Vita. It’s a family business where mother and daughter work in the shop and brother is the buyer. Most of the produce comes from Algarrobo where the alluvial coastal soil produces top quality vegetables and salads. They source as far north as Zaffaraya and their main stock is strictly seasonal – strawberries now, cherries soon, then plums, peaches, mangoes, table and muscat grapes, then tangerines and a succession of citrus. They also sell 'Cateto' (country) bread with a crunchy crust and heavy crumb and a range of (imported) dates, confections of nuts – sugared almonds are my favourite.

The Plaza Reys Catholicos looking south towards the Mercado Mayorista As you can see from the photo (on page 16), they also offer a mean slab of quality salt cod. Next to the Fruteria Vita is shop no 8 Bazar Chino - a truly grand family enterprise. I am assuming that everyone who works in the shop is from the same family, but what do I know? Last year I was accosted by a sophisticated Chinese female employee with impeccable English who explained the rudiments of LED lighting to me. I bought several bulbs, but unfortunately they were crap. All the little internal lights went out one by one. I should have gone to Leroy Merlin’s and paid 5 euros a bulb. However this is my absolutely favourite Chinese Barato (cheap shop). Jude and I buy all our cazuelas there and our son, the celebrated London chef Stan Perry, took home bags of little tapas dishes last time he came out. Cazuelas are glazed red clay cookware. In the UK, in Heals, a standard dish would set you back £15. Here they cost pennies. Also, if you want to go fishing, say, from the rocks around Nerja, you can set yourself up with rod, reel, line, keep net and lures for about 30 euros.

butchers that specialises in fresh meat pattis, meatballs and burgers. Next to Bazar Chino is shop 11 – a little Mercadona supermarket. I mention it only because the intrepid can park underneath and can get free parking if they buy anything. We recommend torrefacto coffee and white wine.

Across the road is shop no 9 the Bar Capri, great for a pretentious del dia at only 8.50 euros. Posh people from Nerja won’t understand, but up here in the hills, if we get a fillet of Dorada on the Del dia menu we think it’s Xmas. Hal hal butchers shop 14 THE MARKET PLACE

Next to the Capri is shop no 10 a little continued on page 16

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Since you have now arrived here at the fountain, three more shops come to mind. Look through the fountain and you can see shop no 12 Bar Niza, which opens at 9am so that other shop keepers, who open at 10, can have breakfast. And what breakfasts! A full Spanish, English, French or Norwegian is to be had. Churros and chocolate is available all day seven days per week and an a array of disturbing Spanish cake confections – whipped whale fat and sugar, glare at you through the cold counter. Niza has the air of faded, very faded Europe. What Donald Rumsfeld used to call “Old Europe”. Waiters in bow ties and faintly stained whites combine attention with contempt, pouring boiling milk into your cafe con leche until slightly after you screamed STOP! Judy and I hold it in great affection and always go there for a breakfast, lunch or teatime treat. Shop no 13 the Albardoneria (which means the saddle makers) involves a two minute walk up the hill towards the town hall. It should convince you that you really don’t need to go to Malaga to buy leather. The front is all shoes, there are cabinets of leather cases and covers,

Shop window Fruteria Vita a shelf of leather hats and at the back beautifully crafted stuff for horses and donkeys. It’s here I buy my Camper shoes for 30 euros because they have a continual sale of branded footwear.

For shop no 14 walk another fifty metres up the hill to find on your right the Charcuteria La Dehesa that sells fine jamon, cheese, a range of quality charcuterie and wine. Friendly expert staff are pleased to let you taste whatever you want. This is a mere sketch of the variety and quality of produce and expertise available in little more than eighty metres of provincial side street, but what cultural richness! The shopping environment is not slick nor is it full of overt subliminal instructions to buy. In fact it is quite a scruffy little area – not historic or special and yielding nothing to the needs of tourists or to the American delusion that to be “happy” you have to be constantly buying stuff you may or may not want. You have to do a bit of work to find what you need but it makes the shopping experience uniquely rewarding and very human. Get it now while you can. The slightest rise in prosperity will send the rent and rates through the roof, drive out the little people The second part of a 2 part article and let in the by John Perry. You can follow his international chain shops and blog at global thugs. John also offers self catering Then Velez will vacation rentals in rural be indistinAndalucia : guishable from Bar Niza - Churros all day long ! Croydon.

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When the WRX arrived, it seemed like going back in time. It was saying "welcome to late 1990’s". It was around this time when Subaru were in their heyday with the Impreza WRX being the Boy-Racer car of choice for the Colin McRae and Richard Burns wannabes.


ut unfortunately for Subaru and other sports saloon manufacturers, times were getting hard and this type of vehicle dropped out of favour for many, with only the true hard-core enthusiasts remaining loyal - and in very limited numbers. Japanese manufacturers also suffered more than other manufacturers as the Pound fell against the Japanese Yen, making the imported car prices very uncompetitive. When we saw it for the first time, our only thoughts were: How uncomfortable is it? And more importantly, how noisy is it? Both of those were issues on every other Subaru hot-saloon we had driven; so would this latest version be any different? The WRX STi is powered by a 2.5 litre DOHC, horizontally opposed flat four petrol engine with dual AVCS (Active Valve Control System), a twin scroll turbocharger and large capacity intercooler (well that's what it says on the spec sheet!). The engine produces 300ps, which translates in to a 0-62mph of 5.2 and a 159 mph top speed. It has sky-high emissions, with the CO2 being up at 242g/km. The official combined fuel consumption figure is 27.2mpg and driven very steadily, with no foot to the floor stuff, it will nearly achieve this, according to the on-board computer. But just put your foot down every now and again, then it can easily drop to below 20mpg. The list of standard equipment is very impressive; LED headlamps, pop-up headlamp washers, leather and alcantara seats, 60:40 split fold rear seats, aluminium pedals, 3.5-inch colour screen, Brembo brakes. It is a very extensive list, but it does not come with Sat Nav as standard. The WRX, as usual, is all-wheel-drive which helps keep that 300ps under control, especially in the wet. We tried it a couple of times and even under power it does not move an inch away from where you want it to go. The engineering and the system is superb and it works extremely well. You do feel like it is on rails and does


exactly what you want it to do, it feels solid and safe. The car we had was bright blue, a colour that has become associated with Subaru and the WRX. It had a huge rear spoiler that looked like it belonged to a plane rather than a car. To say you couldn’t miss this car would be an understatement. It has its disadvantages though, in most other more 'normal' cars, drivers tend to let you join the flow of traffic at junctions, roundabouts and where two lanes reduce to one. But it was very noticeable in the Subaru that other drivers were having none of this, they went out of their way to make it awkward for you and you could almost hear what they were thinking. In the end, hot Subaru’s of the past did have a sort of stigma attached to them as they aged in the used car market, or certainly the drivers of them did. Other drivers had their opinion about them, or let’s be honest, just about every driver had an opinion. Unfortunately, during the short time we had the car, it seems memories are long and in most cases unforgiving. You couldn’t hear what they were mouthing, but you could certainly guess. In the cockpit, we were very surprised to find just how comfortable it was, or at least much better than expected. Yes, it is on the firm side but not uncomfortably solid. There are more meters and gauges on the dash than you could imagine: there are meters and metering things you did not know existed, and probably don’t need to know about! The engine noise and exhaust note were nowhere near as loud as we were expecting. It looks like Subaru have gone the same way as F1 Racing with regards to engine and exhaust noises. During the few days we had the WRX STi we took it on motorways, around town and on some cross country roads. Overall it achieved around 26mpg, which we thought was a good result for all that power. But that was with a steady driving style and not really using the full power. The car was virtually brand new and had only covered a few hundred miles when we got it, but the gear-change was very stiff and with it being a short shift it was difficult to select the correct gear. But I guess after more use it may loosen up a bit. Overall the Subaru is enjoyable, considering that this type of car is not really to many people’s tastes. The set up all worked well, it was more comfortable than expected and not silly on fuel. But it left you feeling awkward driving it with the attitude of other road users, although I can fully understand their feelings. The most surprising thing about this Subaru is the price, which is £28,995 OTR. It equates to a bargain for all that standard equipment, power and that legendary four wheel drive system.

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world environment day - june 5th The UN General Assembly have declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). So this year World Environment Day will be raising awareness of the challenges and successes of these environments. When the global temperature warms, seawater expands and occupies more space. So, small island communities around the world are regularly exposed to floods and storm surges.

San Juan is a festival celebrated on June 23rd all over Spain. It is a magical night that welcomes the summer season. The celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year; the summer solstice. It is a celebration that is held on the beach with roaring bonfires, drinks, food and friends, resulting in many people staying on the beach that night. Get out and Visit

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World Environment Day is an opportunity for people to get together to work towards a greener and cleaner world for everyone. So, why not make a 'call to action' and arrange a community clean up, or do your bit to reduce food waste.

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World Blood Donor Day is observed on 14 June each year. The theme for 2014 is 'Safe blood for saving mothers'. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of access to safe blood products to help prevent maternal deaths. To find out more about what's happening this year why not visit the World Blood Donor Day website.

...Frigiliana pays tribute to its patron Saint, Antonio de Padua on June 13th. There is a fair and procession carrying San Antonio in an ox wagon. Fireworks mark the beginning of the celebrations, spanning 5 days of activities. Early morning on Sunday the "encierro" (running of the bulls) takes place.

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The cervantes theatre in Malaga to see les miserables, 20th june to 20th july From early in the morning on the 5th June, the crowded streets of La Carihuela in Torremolinos get filled with music, laughter… and fried fish. Every corner, bench or flight of steps in the district becomes a makeshift table to try the local delicacies, as if they were the seats in a sophisticated restaurant. The celebration with family and friends draws hundreds of visitors every year, who join in the festive atmosphere.

day against drug abuse & illicit trafficking On 26th June each year created by the United Nations General Assembly to help create a society free of illegal drugs and drug abuse. People in society are actively encouraged to participate in the campaign to join the fight against drug abuse. There are lots of ways to show your support – why not join the Facebook or Twitter group for regular updates?

Les Miserables comes to the theatre in Malaga this June. It is a great opportunity to see one of the best musicals of all time and understand why it continues to fill theatres. More than a musical, this version of the novel by Víctor Hugo has been seen by over 65 million spectators worldwide. Winner of 100 international awards and recently made into a film adaptation, it is one of those works that transcends time. Get out and Visit

exhibition at the carmen thyssen museum in malaga The Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga presents a new exhibition devoted to the Asturian painter, Darío de Regoyos, to mark the centenary of his death, entitled "Darío de Regoyos: The Impressionist Adventure". from 26th June until the 12th October. The exhibition, organised by the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao, will feature oil paintings, pastels, watercolours, drawings and engravings, which will give an insight into the artist’s forms of expression, interests and aesthetic development.

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The media always seem to find a reason to send worry through an economy. For a month now we have seen positive data coming out of the UK, unemployment down, interest rates on hold, consumers spending more than last year! Sterling is responding well, reaching 1.23 twice against the Euro recently.


terling strength can encourage the sun starved Brits back to hunting their dream home in Spain, especially now they are realizing their desired house prices in the UK. As we go to press the European elections are in full swing, the media and opposing politicians all digging around for damaging news. The housing market has always been driven by supply and demand, and with builders over the last few years not taking the plunge to develop, because their coffers are light, there is not enough stock in the UK’s south east to satisfy the wannabe home owners. Another factor is the very restrictive planning laws slowing development. Politicians have attempted to unwind planning laws, however this takes time as these will have to go before the parliament to be reversed. The fact is that house prices are quickly returning to their old pricing levels before 2007/8, and whilst money is cheap this


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The hidden dangers of sun cream In recent years we have heard a lot about skin damage caused by solar radiation. Although sunscreens can largely prevent such negative consequences, there are dark secrets that you definitely need to know when buying a sunscreen. Hazardous ingredients In order to be more innovative and appealing to the public, manufacturers in sunscreens added ingredients such as vitamin A, for anti-aging skin. But it is precisely this vitamin in combination with high solar radiation that may be very harmful to the skin and encourage the development of skin cancer. And ingredients such as oxybenzone and octinoxate found in many sunscreens are associated with severe allergic skin reactions.

Expiration date Before you dig out your favourite bottle of sunscreen from last season, be sure to check its expiration date. Although most of the cream has an expiration date of up to three years of exposure to high temperatures, creams such as those left laying on the beach may lose their protective properties. Try to keep your cream in the shade.

and look for some of these ingredients that effectively protect against UVA rays: Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone, ecamsule.

Take commercials with a pinch of salt Although it sounds unbelievable, advertising and packaging labels that claim cream is waterproof, or claim all-day protection with just one application, may be false. No cream can provide complete protection from the sun throughout the day with a single application. You should reapply cream at least every two hours or every time you exit the water.

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Eat Yourself Younger Can the food and drink we consume actually turn back the ageing clock? It's all a matter of nutrigenomics…


urely it's true that genetics play a huge role in susceptibility to disease and signs of ageing?" Some people ask this question because they want to avoid taking responsibility for their health – assuming that, for good or ill, it is fixed in their genes like their height or their eye colour. However, it seems we have a great deal more control of our bodies than previously thought. Nutrigenomics (the word is a combination of nutrition and genomics) is an emerging field of study that focuses on the relationship between diet and gene expression. Nutrigenomic research investigates questions such as how food influences gene expression and how genes influence the way individuals absorb and metabolise different types of nutrients. In other words, how it is possible actually to change the way genes are expressed and how that information is transmitted, simply by manipulating different aspects of your diet and lifestyle. Transcription factors are the protein messengers in our cells that are activated or silenced by different stimuli. Upon activation, these transcription factors translocate to the nucleus of the cell, where they attach to receptor sites on the genes and turn on, their expression. Gene expression provides us with a new strategy to suppress pro-inflammatory genes. This is critical because inflammation is the common denominator of all the problems we see with ageing and age-related disease. But research has shown us that it is not just the transcription factors that 26 THE MARKET PLACE

play a role in gene expression; we now know that nutrients can also affect gene expression in many ways. Research has revealed a number of novel compounds, naturally found in our diet, that can powerfully and positively affect gene expression, resulting in: n n n n n n n n n

Healthy body weight Resistance to cognitive decline Decreased incidence of cancer Prevention and reversal of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome Maintenance of bone density Optimal function of all vital organs, including the heart, kidney, spleen and immune system Maintenance of muscle mass A well-functioning endocrine system that keeps us fit and sexually active into our later years Prevention and reduction of damage to the skin caused by ageing and the environment

Scientists working on the Human Genome Project talk of a bright future for genetic manipulation, one that will someday change our lives for the better. But right now, today, the rainbow foods that are gracing our dinner tables in all of their colourful, flavourful and aromatic glory hold the key to turning on the protective, restorative genes and turning off the damaging ones. As children we can get away with quite a bit and not have it show up on our face or body.

However, as we age, our bodies are not so forgiving, and pro-inflammatory foods are manifested in a very visible manner: puffy eyes, wrinkled, sagging skin, enlarged pores, discolorations, dullness, acne, loss of youthful contours and so forth. Some nutrients pack a powerful nutrigenomic punch when it comes to combating such ageing effects – for example: watercress; cinnamon, turmeric and other spices; chocolate and tea.

Watercress In modern times, this green is relegated to serving as a garnish or a tea party staple in the form of wimpy sandwiches cut into fancy shapes. However, it has an important role to play in keeping us young, as it contains the active pharmacophores that control transcription factors and gene expression. The mix of nutrients and phytochemicals in watercress makes it a valuable food throughout life as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle – a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that in addition to reducing blood cell DNA damage, a daily serving of watercress increased the ability of blood cells to resist further DNA damage caused by free radicals.

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Cinnamon and Turmeric

Basil, Rosemary (ursolic acid) Cinnamon is not only a delicious spice, it Blueberries (catechins) has a variety of health benefits, starting Cloves (eugenol, isoeugenol) with one of the keys to staying 'forever Fennel, Anise, Coriander (athenol) young' and wrinkle-free: the regulation Garlic (diallyl sulfide, ajoene, S-allyl cysteine, allicin) Ginger (6-gingerol) Green tea (catechins) Pomegranate (ellagic acid) Red Chillies (capsaicin)

of blood sugar. It contains a variety of phytonutrients, including the flavonol polyphenol-class antioxidants similar to those found in grapes, berries, cocoa and green tea (OPCs and catechins). The active constituents in turmeric have tremendous activity in the body, protecting several organ systems including the brain and heart, and many studies indicate that its curcuminoid fraction specifically possesses significant potential in preventing and treating cancer. Ingesting turmeric root on a daily basis could help prevent the loss of cognitive function that we face as we age.

Spice up your life Other foods containing phytochemicals that suppress NF-KB – and could therefore help keep you young – include:

and enjoyment, choose extra-dark chocolate – at least 70 per cent cocoa content. Also make sure you are selecting non-Dutched cocoa, as the process of alkalinisation or 'Dutching', significantly reduces the amount of healthful flavonols in cocoa.


Green, black and white teas all contain special catechins (with active pharmacophores) – phytochemicals that have significant effects on gene expression. Tea is well known for its anti-cancer and Chocolate antioxidant properties. Other positive effects include: Phytonutrientrich chocolate The ability to increase metabolism, and the cocoa resulting in the burning of body fat from which it The ability to suppress the absorption is made are of fat complex foods, containing more than High levels of antioxidants that act as 300 compounds and chemicals in each anti-inflammatories and are protective bite. These exert powerful effects on for the skin and brain, and all your brain chemistry – specifically serotonin, organs dopamine and opiate peptides – resultThe ability to improve glucose tolerance ing in apositive mood and euphoric in diabetic mice, an effect that may help feelings. A piece of dark chocolate is a natural antidepressant, and it is also rich to prevent type 2 diabetes in oleic acid, the monounsaturated fat High levels of the polyphenol found in olive oil, which helps us absorb antioxidant, epigallocatechin gallate important nutrients. Chocolate and (EGCC), which prevents the activation cocoa protect the cardiovascular system, of collagen-digesting enzymes known significantly reducing the incidence of as matrix metalloproteinase. This is atherosclerosis – it is also similar to the a critical function in the area of antiblueberry, in that it affords protection to ageing, because those enzymes are the brain. For optimum health benefits responsible for wrinkling of the skin.

Things you never knew about the FIFA World Cup 1. The only British country to have never made it to a World Cup quarter final is Scotland Considering football

The FIFA World Cup Trophies There have been two World Cup Trophies, the original Jules Rimet Trophy (right) and, since 1974, the Fifa World Cup Trophy (left). The Jules Rimet Trophy was won for the third time by Brazil in 1970 and therefore they were allowed to keep it, as this had been stipulated by Jules Rimet himself - but after the trophy was put on display at the Brazilian Football Confederation headquarters in Rio it was stolen and has never been recovered. (the belief is that it was melted down and sold).

was invented in England, it is hard to concede that only Scotland from the UK have never reached the quarter finals of a World Cup.

2. A 46-year-old is the oldest player ever to play in a World Cup qualifier

MacDonald Taylor of the United States Virgin Islands is the oldest player to have ever played in a World Cup qualifier after he took part in a match against Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2004 at the age of 46.

3. A Russian holds the record for the most goals in any World Cup game

Oleg Salenko holds the record for the most goals in any World Cup game scoring 5 goals against Cameroon in 1994 in the U.S.A.

4. New Zealand was the only country not to lose a match in the 2010 World Cup New Zealand were the only country

not to lose a match in South Africa, drawing all three of their group matches but finishing third in the group behind Paraguay and Slovakia.

5. The fastest ever goal scored in a World Cup was 11 seconds in 2002

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The World Cup Football Adidas has the contract with Fifa to develop a new World Cup ball every time the World Cup is staged.

6. Argentina is the dirtiest team in the World Cup The

Argentinean team holds the unenviable record of having the most yellow cards of any team in the World Cup with 64 in 88 games.

7. The 1934 World Cup was fixed The fascist dictator

Mussolini was in power in Italy at the time and instead hosting the usual dinner before the final with the two teams that would contest the match, Mussolini decided instead to have dinner with just the referee and linesman - leading to no surprise when Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2-1.

8. The largest attendance for any World Cup was in 1994

Surprisingly for a country where 'soccer' is not the most popular sport, the largest attendance figures for any World Cup was when it was hosted by the U.S.A. in 1994, where the average attendance for 52 matches was 68,991, totalling 3,587,532,000 spectators.

9. 13 goals is the record number of goals scored in a tournament by a single player French striker Just Fontaine

holds the record for scoring the most goals in a World Cup finals with 13 goals for France in the 1958 finals held in Sweden.

10. The largest attendance at a single game was 199,854

The largest crowd to ever attend a World Cup match was the 1950 final between Brazil and Uruguay where 199,854 people crammed into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium. Uruguay went on to win the match 2-1.

Genesis Cafe Bar Popular Genesis Cafe Bar in Urb Almijara II, next to the Nerja Tuesday Market / Sunday Car Boot Fair, has new owners. Joanna & Richard, who arrived here in 1994, first took on the Market Tavern before spells at Avalon restaurant, Smugglers Inn and Bar 19 - but they are best known for their popular carvery at Stoker Browns, where they spent nine successful years. The couple have two children aged 23 and 17. Both Jo and Richard have worked with the locals, which is where they acquired an appreciation of Spanish food - hence the delicious Menu del Dia and Tapas on offer. Genesis Cafe Bar will be showing all World Cup games live, including the three England group matches as follows:

Saturday 14th June at midnight: England v Italy Thursday 19th June 9pm: England v Uruguay Tuesday 24th June 6pm: England v Costa Rica

For Brazil 2014 they introduce the "Brazuca" the name means "national pride" n 6 identical panels make up the balls synthetic surface for improved grip, touch, stability & aerodynamics n Thermally bonded to keep out moisture n 600 players tested the ball over a two and a half year testing period Dani Alves launches the Brazuca Football and says, "A fantastic ball that plays well on the ground and in the air"

Jabulani World Cup Football The 2010 World Cup ball was the source of considerable controversy, players moaned that it was too light, flew unpredictably and travelled too fast. The Brazuca has undergone far more testing and it is hoped that this time it gets the players vote of confidence.

History of the Football During the 1900's Footballs were made of leather and rubber which was good for bouncing and kicking but heading the ball was painful and often caused head and neck injuries. Another problem with early footballs was the deterioration of the leather. In 1970 Adidas introduced the Telstar which was the first 32 paneled black and white ball used in the World Cup. It was the first ball with the black and white hexagonal shapes, designed to be easily visible on black and white television at the time. The inside of todays footballs are made of a latex bladder so they can be pressurised. Leather has not been used since 1986 when the first fully synthetic ball was introduced. Since then there have been multicoloured balls, balls with individual printing for certain matches and even special gold footballs for the World cup final.



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Dodgy World Cup haircuts What is it about footballers and dodgy barnets? Millions of people watching live on tv - and yet these grown men voluntarily make themselves look like clowns in front of the entire planet. Here are some of the worst do's ever to grace the World Cup.... Rudi Voller Starred for Germany in the 1990 World Cup - a true golden era for naughty haircuts. Carlos Valderrama Gifted Colombian midfielder and the Godfather of dodgy do's. His shaggy poodle look set a benchmark for all future bad footballers haircuts.



England v Italy

Saturday 14th June Midnight Chris Waddle In much the same way that English football lags behind that of the Germans, the same can be said about dodgy barnets - not in Voller's league, but a good effort and well worthy of a mention.

Abel Xavier Portuguese full back who despite only spending 20 minutes on the pitch during the 2002 World Cup, will always be remembered for his ridiculous hair and beard combo. Taribo West Nigerian defender who appeared in both the 1998 and 2002 World Cups. Sported a varied selection of silly hairdo's.

England v Uruguay Thursday 19th June 21.00

England v Costa Rica Tuesday 24th June 18.00



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Diamonds The brilliant stone that lasts forever - but are diamonds really a girls best friend?


he word diamond comes from the Greek adamas, meaning invincible - an apt description for the hardest substance on earth. The mineral is composed of pure carbon and is formed deep within the earth under enormous pressures and temperatures. A diamond's weight is measured in carats, equal to one fifth of a gramme, and there are 142 carats to the ounce. The word carat is believed to be derived from an Arabic word qirat, meaning the weight of four grains. It is the extraordinary 'fire' of diamonds that makes them so attractive. A diamond splits up light like no other gem, gloriously reflecting the colours of the spectrum. To obtain this brilliance, the stone must be precisely cut and polished. First the stone is marked for cutting by a planner, who is an expert on correct cutting for its particular shape and atomic structure. He marks the stone with indian ink to show where it should be cut.

Diamond cuts Diamond If the stone is to be cleaved, the cleaver cuts a groove, using another diamond as a cutting tool. He mounts the diamond in a holder and inserts a steel wedge into the groove. With a sharp blow from a mallet the diamond is split. Sawing is done by means of a paper thin disc of phosphor bronze coated with diamond dust. The disc spins at 4000 rpm and will cut through a 1 carat rough stone in four to eight hours. The diamond is then faceted and polished, using diamond dust as the polishing medium.

The Koh-i-Nor One of the most famous diamonds and certainly the one with the longest history, is the Koh-i-Nor. It was first reported in 1304 as being in the possession of the Raja of Malwa in India. For the next 400 years it formed part of the treasure of the Moghul emperors, until the Nadir Shah of Persia invaded India in 1739 and took the diamond. In 1849 the diamond was discovered in the jewel house of Lahore, capital of Punjab, when that province of India was annexed by the British. The East India Company presented it to Queen Victoria in 1850, but she was disappointed with its lack of fire and had it recut from its original weight of 186.5 caratsto 108.93 carats. Maybe it was the apparent curse of the Koh-i-Nor diamond that can be found in 14th century Hindu text that Queen Victoria felt. It was 34 THE MARKET PLACE

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the day the Hope Diamond was donated to the Natural History Museum in Washington, the diamond was refitted and worn by Hilary Rhoda as part of a documentary about the Mystery surrounding the diamond. written that, 'He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes.' It remains to this day part of the British Crown Jewels. During the French Revolution a stone weighing 67.1 carats, and known as the Blue Diamond of the Crown, was stolen from Louis XVI. It was never seen again, but in 1830 a diamond was sold in London to Henry Philip Hope. This stone, America's most famous diamond, weighs 45.52 carats and is certainly blue, like the one that vanished in France in 1792. The Hope Diamond is now owned by the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC. About 5 tons of diamonds are mined every year - but much of the production goes to industry, for diamonds are the only known natural material for cutting and fashioning hard metals. As the mines run out of supplies, more attention is being paid to new technology in getting diamonds from the sea bed. After long term investment into this area and innovative technology there is currently marine diamond mining off the South West coast of Namibia.

A Girls Best Friend? What is it about diamonds that are so captivating? And why do women still covet them so much? Bright, brilliant, sparkling diamonds have inspired us for generations; their rarity, value, the way

they delicately reflect light, while being the hardest of any bulk material. And, of course, there is their association with romantic love, which has seeped into our culture and popular conscience. But if many pop songs are to be believed diamonds are awesome and they also appear to gratify women but at the expense of a troubled love affair or relationship. In the popular Shirley Bassey song, she compares diamonds with the disappointments of love. 'Diamonds are forever, they are all I need to please me, they can stimulate and tease me, they won't leave me in the night, I've no fear that they might dessert me'. Even in the Marilyn Monroe song, 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend', she sings that 'Men grow cold as girls grow old, and we all lose our charms in the end, but square cut or pear shaped these rocks don't lose their shape, diamonds are a girl's best friend'. Both songs are assertions of female independence; women choosing reliable diamonds over unreliable men. For some, nothing will compare to the sparkling brilliance of a diamond. Yet for all their dazzling beauty and their association with enduring love, it is quite extraordinary how, through popular culture, they have become tinged with a sense of dangerous obsession and often loss.

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Horoscope June Aries

Mar. 21st - Apr. 20th


May 22nd - June 21st


July 23rd - Aug. 21st


Sept. 24th - Oct. 23rd

During this month if you try to do too much at once, you won't get much done. This is like throwing all your opportunities out of the door. Although your self-esteem may be creaking for now and leaves you feeling rather sorry for yourself, the planetary transits for this month brings just the stroke of luck you need.

Don't take guilt to your heart because something that you did made you feel less than perfect. Your true friends don't see it the same way at all. They love you with all your imperfections, and know that you are full of wit and great insights. This is a period of good spending with friends and family.

This is a good time to involve yourself in new creative ventures. While others are encouraging you to take the plunge, you worry that you don't have what it takes. As the king of the jungle, Leos are not known to hide their light but for some reason you are. There is a fortunate aspect - if you dare you can win. The more you try to feel good about yourself, the more you'll dislike who and what you see in the mirror. There is no real basis for this except that you are seeing yourself through the wrong lens - you are looking through a clouded one. But during this month someone will pay you a compliment. Why not let this goodness in your life.

You have many opportunities to make even the wildest of dreams come true for this month. But there is one special goal you have been thinking of for some time. It is quite a risk and it will mean attempting something you have never Sagittarius contemplated. This idea will fill your mind so completely Nov. 23rd - Dec. 22nd that you know this is it. You have to have act now.

Aquarius 21st - Feb. 19th

You may have recently decided that enough was enough and that you weren't going to spend another cent on that must have item in your life. But the focus on your communication zone suggests that you're going to be tempted by one piece of kit for this month. Stick to your ideals. Do not venture into unwanted expenses for this month.


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Apr. 21st - May 21st


June 22nd - July 22nd


Aug. 22nd - Sept. 23rd


Oct. 24th - Nov. 22nd


Dec. 23rd - Jan. 20th


Feb. 20th - Mar. 20th

A lot of things are germinating in your life, which is why you may feel inner restlessness and wonder what is going on. There are so many projects competing for your attention, and yet you may not feel in the mood to do much about them. This is because the timing is not right. Relax and research your options.

During this month you may feel your partner doesn't appreciate you as much as he/she could. But as the month goes on you will realize that your expectations are simply out of the way that they show their love and affection towards you. Relationships and romance get a new meaning in your life for this month. Don't let a lack of money stop you in your tracks. It isn't controlling your life, although it may seem as though this is the case. You can have more luck with banks and other lending institutions should you need it from now, but you also have something much more useful inside and that is your own thinking. You're so busy that you barely have time to stop and breathe. It doesn't look like you are going to get much of a rest for this month either. You have so much on your todo list that you do not know where to start. But as you get stuck in, someone may make you an offer you can resist. Go on, embrace it with all your grace. You may be getting at yourself because you have not achieved the career goals you'd set your heart on. This continual bashing from your inner critic isn't going to help you feel any better about yourself. It might reinforce the idea that you aren't built for success, so don't go there. Someone close will give you encouragement, let this spur you on for this month.

It may be time to take a look at your contacts list and decide whose details you need to keep and whose you want to delete. This is not easy for you because of your natural generosity. But there comes a time when you need to let certain people go. Pisces is a sign of fluidity and movement. Sometimes it's right to move on with life, particularly for this month, Pisces.


The world heritage site of Petra is located in what country?? Jordan A Egypt O Syria E


Who were once known as 'The Detours' and 'The High Numbers' in the early 1960s? The Dave Clark Five P The Animals T The Who F


Which city has hosted two FIFA World Cup finals? Munich S Buenos Aires I Mexico City E


What was the major's surname in Fawlty Towers? Owen O Bowen F Gowen N


Which metal is the main constituent of pewter? Tin E Aluminium B Zinc U

Answer the questions and ring around the letter. When you have answered all the questions collect the letters & re-arrange to find the name of a well known person.

6. How did Ellen Church make aviation history? First Air Hostess A First female RAF pilot H First female parachutist K 7. Which of the following African countries is not crossed by the equator? Central African Republic G Gabon Y Uganda R



Which comic character has a friend called pie-face? Desperate Dan T Dennis the Menace R Minnie the Minx S


What is the natural habitat of an arboreal creature? Caves L Mountains C Trees I


Which golfer is nicknamed The Mechanic? Matt Kuchar J Phil Mickelson M Miguel Angel Jimenez G


Which actress won a BAFTA, aged 13, for her role as a spoof siren in Bugsy Malone? Jodie Foster L Jamie Lee Curtis N Michelle Pfeifer A











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What's On?

Do you have an event that you would like to add to this page? E-mail Lux Mundi Torre del Mar Daily Events at the Centre Monday - Half Orange, widows, widowers, and singles Group. Will meet at the centre the 1st Monday of the month at 1pm. Monday & Wednesday Computer know how & Wifi connection available come & learn, bring your own computer, 11am until 1pm. Monday - Prayer Group 11.15am to 11.45am Monday - German Coffee Afternoon & Library. 3pm to 5pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday - WiFi connection available 11am to 1pm. Monday to Thursday Spanish Language Tuition, Beginners & Intermediate. 10.30am to 1pm. Tuesday - Espan-Glish. Language interchange come and have fun speaking Spanish and English with friends. 11am - 1pm Wednesday - Art & Craft, improve your technique. 3pm to 5pm. Thursday - Bible study 12pm - 1pm. Thursday - Espan-Glish. Language interchange come and have fun speaking Spanish and English with friends. 4.30pm-6pm. Friday- Coffee Morning. Refreshments, Boutique, Bric-a-brac, preserves, books and cards for sale. Library and Tourist Reference Library. 11.00am – 13.00pm. Friday - Spanish Conversation 10-11am Friday - Dance Class 1.15pm to 3pm Church Services Saturday Catholic Mass 5pm Winter, 6pm Summer. Sunday Anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE). 11.00am. Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Wednesday 4th June CÓRDOBA BY NIGHT´ 38 THE MARKET PLACE

EXCURSION. Please come and join friends who will first visit Medina Azahara (City of the Flower), which is the site of the ruins of a magnificent city palace built in 936 – 940AD for the Caliph Abd-al-Rahman III. It is situated at the foot of the Sierra Morena and the site includes the Royal Castle, the High Garden and the Mosque situated outside the city walls and the visitors centre. After the visit the group will return to Cordoba, where there will be free time for a walk and dinner. At 22.00h there will be a tour of the ´Cathedral Mosque´ which will be by (audio guide in any language). The Mosque was built during the period of the Moorish occupation and is the most splendid Islamic monument in the western world. Its construction commenced in 785, when Abd-al-Rahman I, established Cordoba as the capital of Andalucia, on the site of an ancient church dedicated to San Vicente. Ticket price 25 Euros,includes transport, insurance, entrance tickets and audio guide, all profits for fund raising. Departure times Algarrobo 13.45h (Lidle), Caleta 13.50h, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 14.00h, Viñuela (Football stadium) 14.30h. Depart Córdoba 23.30h arrive back 1.30h approx. Thursday 19th June Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket priced 11 Euros, profits for fund raising. Departure times Algarrobo (Lidle) 6.45am, Caleta 6.50am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.00am, Fuengirola, Feria Ground 8.00am and Bull Ring 8.10am. PASSPORTS REQUIRED. Friday 20th June All daily classes to be confirmed. Contact: Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail:

Club Internacional de Nerja Thursday 5th June AF Consulting talk and discussion on residency and inheritance tax in Spain 1.30pm FREE. Sunday 8th June BBQ at Villa Flamenca with use of pool, 9 euros members, 11 euros non members. Wednesday 11th June Quiz includes nibbles (Chicken & Chips + 5 Euros) 3 Euros members, 5 Euros non members. Thursday 26th June Gibraltar Trip, 12 Euros members, 17 Euros non members Saturday 28th June Table Top Sale free for members non members 2 euros. Friday 11th July Malaga day trip with Boat trip and visit to English cemetery 12 euros members , 14 euros non members. The photography club in conjunction with Frigiliana Camera Club @ CID Nerja is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5.30pm, costs apply. Art lessons with Danny every Wednesday from 12.45pm costs apply. Many members meet for Petanque near Park Verano Azul Municipal Courts local cost 1 Euro. Contact: contact us at clubinternacionaldenerja@ or phone 952521858.

CAS Thursday 5th June Swinging Sixties Ball at the Hotel Rural Almazara. Tickets 35 Euros include welcome drinks and canapés, three-course dinner with wine, coffee and liqueurs. Dancing to the Flying Dolphins. Dress code smart, or cool 60s gear! Monies and menu selection must be in by May 30. Call CAS officer (952 523 607)

or Diana (679 714 612). Be there or be square! Tuesday 10th June Quiz Night at Lew’s Fish and Chips, calle El Faro, Torrox Costa. Quiz with Laura starts 7.30pm. Entrance fee of eight euros includes a supper of fish and chips or pie and chips, with three euros and raffle proceeds going to CAS. Book with Christine on 644 645 877 or directly with Lew’s. Friday 4th July Annual Hog Roast at Seacrest Kennels, Nerja, from 7.30pm. Tickets at 20 euros each include a roast hog dinner, salads, sweet and half a bottle of wine. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Kaptain Krap will be playing your favourites from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Book with Seacrest Kennels on 95 252 1426. Excursions Full details from Sean Brown on 958 640 948 or email Please mention CAS when booking. Contact: Unless indicated otherwise, telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm).

Frigiliana Camera Club Interested in Photography? Then give our club a try all types of cameras and levels of expertise welcome. We also have a base in Nerja at Club Internacional De Nerja. Calle San Juan 42 Nerja. Meetings are every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month from 5.30pm. Check out our website, facebook page & email for details of each meeting. Contact : Visit: www., Email: frigilianacamclub@, FACEBOOK: FrigilianaCameraClub continued on page 40



San Juan at Bakers

Monday 23rd June - served from 20.30. (Bookings advisable).


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Every match shown LIVE

STARTERS Homemade Chicken Liver Pate served on a bed of Fresh Crisp Salad with Toasted Bread. Melon and Kiwi Cocktail with Cointreau and Orange Segments. Homemade Tomato Soup.

MAIN COURSES 8oz Gammon Steak topped with Pineapple. Fresh Atlantic Salmon baked with White Wine, Garlic, Parsley and Butter. Chicken Breast served with a Homemade Pepper Sauce. All served with Hand Cut Chips and a Fresh Crisp Salad.

DESSERTS Homemade Banoffee Pie. Homemade Banana Split. Mixed Ice Creams.

2 Courses 20E per person 3 Courses 25E per person Complimentary Bottle of Wine for every reserved table of 4 persons or more.

Selected Group Matches Brazil v Croatia Thursday 12th, 10pm Spain v Netherlands Friday 13th, 9pm England v Italy Saturday 14th, Midnight Germany v Portugal Monday 16th, 6pm Brazil v Mexico Tuesday 17th, 9pm Spain v Chile Wednesday 18th, 9pm England v Uruguay Thursday 19th, 9pm Germany v Ghana Saturday 21st, 9pm Belgium v Russia Sunday 22nd, 6pm Brazil v Cameroon Monday 23rd, 10pm England v Costa Rica Tuesday 24th 6pm Germany v U.S.A. Thursday 26th 6pm

Check at the bar for full list of fixtures & kick-off times

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The Phoenix Club Wednesday 3rd June Gibraltar Trip, coach departs from Algarrobo Costa at 8.30am. Cost 11 Euros per person. PASSPORTS ESSENTIAL Thursday 12th June

Trip to Torremolinos to the dia del Pescaito, 1pm until 5pm including free tastings of the local catch. 10 euros members, 12 euros non members. Pick up details to be confirmed. Friday 20th June Visit to the Alpujarras to see the delightful villages of Pampaneira and Capileria. 15 Euros per person including drivers gratuity. Friday 27th June The Phoenix Club are having a table top sale on Friday 27th June starting at 12 noon at our meeting place, in the restaurant upstairs in

Supersol, Torre del Mar. Do come along and p-p-ppick up a bargain or two. Plenty of choice from plants to home made pakoras, from casserole dishes to curries, clothes to china, Sybil's hand crafted cards and Hilary's home made pickles and chutneys. Plenty of choice, loads of books and magazines at 4 for 1 euro, so do pop in and afterwards you can relax with a cuppa downstairs. If you would like to book a table, the price is 5 euros. We have plenty of tables available so you don't have to bring one with you, just your wares. To book a table call Gail on 951 067 723 or emailphoenixsocialclub@ The Phoenix Club is a registered organisation raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK. We meet every tuesday (bar bank holidays) at the restaurant above Supersol in Torre del Mar between 12 and 2 pm. Contact: Gail on 951067723, email phoenixsocialclub@ or catch

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Acoustic Roots & The Rooters The Rooters (ex Acoustic Roots) are Tom Robinson on sax and clarinet, Rod Jones on keyboards and Mitch France on various instruments and vocals: Friday 6th June Acoustic Roots at the Plaza Almijara, Competa Main Square, Tel : La Casona : 952553701, Pericos 952553739 or La Cantina 658338166. Sunday 8th June The Rooters at the Axarquia Racing Club, Torrox Costa. Tel : 654715382 Friday 13th June The Rooters at Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida. Tel : 952553254 or 609167127. Friday 20th June Acoustic Roots Finca El Cerillo Private Party Saturday 21st June The Rooters at the Plaza Almijara, Competa Main Square, Tel : La Casona : 952553701, Pericos 952553739 or La Cantina 658338166.

Sunday 22nd June The Rooters at Restaurante Maria Terrace at the Hotel Balcon. Tel : 952553662. Friday 27th June Acoustic Roots Bar Cerezo, Canillas de Albaida Tel : 699933026. Friday 4th July The Rooters at Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida. Tel : 952553254 or 609167127.

Coral Coraxalia Rehearsals Thursdays Do you like singing? We are inviting new male and female singers to become members of the local choir, Coral CoraXalia. Good atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals on Thursdays 17.30 - 20.00 in Vinuela village, Casa de Cultura. Plenty of free parking. Come and join us! Contact: For more information, call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish

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Of Puente don Manuel - Near Lake Vinuela, Next to the Ferreteria, at the end of the Parade of shops at the Cruz de Periana.

THE British Store and More where you are Number ONE, NOT one of a Number.

SUMMER Offer 10% off all beers and soft drinks.

PLUS Robinsons only 1.60E (1.44E with disc.) OFFER VALID for June, July & August.

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Apple pies 6 for .90cts; Dolmio sauces 750g 2.50E; Bramley Apples 2E kg; Redcurrant Jelly .35cts; Korma curry 1E; Homepride BBQ sauce 1.20; Ye Olde Oak Hot Dogs 1.20E; Angel Delight Ice cream mix .50cts. We also sell Daily newspapers & Magazines; Salad & Jersey Royal potatoes; British spring onions; Italian ice cream; a large selection of British frozen desserts; Free range eggs. Other products include Cravendale milk; Stones Ginger wine; Pork & Beef Dripping; Halloumi; Victory V’s; Fishermans Friends; Roberts/Jackson bread; Pampers. Now selling a Ladies Urinal device for use when there is no toilet available, or when you do not wish to use a dirty toilet. Please see our Facebook page for more details. We sell Mosquito repellents (various types) and after bite; Savlon; Germolene; Calamine lotion; TCP; Witch Hazel; Sudocrem; T tree oil and lots more, too numerous to mention.

We have everything U need for a BBQ this summer, plus a large selection of frozen products, including Quorn & Linda McCartney, along with other vegetarian dishes.

Tel. 952 519 780 / 659 375 603. Open 7 days a week Mon-Sat. 9am-7:30pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

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EAT SEASONABLY.... Cherries This sweet, sexy superfood is in season right now ... Nutritional Data Cherries 138g of fresh cherries

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Calories : 87 kcal Fat : 0 g Carbohydrates : 22g Protein: 1g Fibre: 2 g

Smooth, plump and perfectly formed, a fresh bowl of cherries never hangs around for long. In addition their delectably distinctive flavour makes them a good match with most meats. Cherries are one of the very low calorie fruits; however they are a rich source of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Both sweet as well as tart cherries are packed with numerous health benefiting compounds.

Scientific studies have shown that anthocyanins in the cherries are found to act like anti-inflammatory agents by blocking the actions of cyclooxygenase-1, and 2 enzymes. Thus, consumption of cherries has potential health effects against chronic painful episodes such as gout arthritis, fibromyalgia (painful muscle condition) and sports injuries. Research studies also suggest that anti-oxidant compounds in tart cherries help the human body to fight against cancers, aging and neurological diseases, and pre-diabetes condition. Cherry fruits are very rich in stable anti-oxidant melatonin. Melatonin can cross the blood-brain barrier easily and produces soothing effects on the brain neurons, calming down nervous system irritability, which helps relieve neurosis, insomnia and headache conditions.

Individual Cherry Clafoutis

It'll feed - 6 people

Ingredients: • 2 tbsp blanched almonds

toasted • 1/2 vanilla pod, split and seeds reserved • 6 tbs sugar • 3 tbsp flour • 2 eggs • 1/2 cup milk • 1/4 cup cream • 1/2 tbsp kirsch • 24 fresh cherries pitted

Step by Step........ 1. Preheat an oven to 400°F. Butter a 6-well silicone demi-sphere baking mould and place on a baking sheet. 2. In a food processor, process the almonds until finely ground. Add the vanilla bean seeds, sugar, flour, eggs, milk, cream and kirsch and pulse until just blended. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. 3. Divide the cherries among the prepared wells. Pour the batter over the cherries, dividing evenly, and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 35 minutes. 4. Immediately invert the mould onto a wire rack and

remove the clafoutis, using a toothpick to gently loosen them, if needed. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.



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El Chambao de Joaquín and La Herradura Bay

"El Chambao de Joaquín" is situated on the bay of La Herradura, 7 minutes from Nerja and 5 minutes from Almuñecar. This popular restaurant offers Spanish cuisine with an international flair and all complimented by classical Andalusian touches. Recommended by the Spanish Tourist Board. People of all nationalities return to us, time after time. Some of Spain's most well known singers and politicians have dined here, also the Spanish Royal Family. Our food, prepared to order, uses only the freshest ingredients Paella cooked over a wood fire and finest quality olive oil.

Every day fresh fish, gilthead bream, halibut, turbot, grouper, mixed fried fish from the Mediterranean, special Moorish kebabs, seafood, gazpacho andaluz, tropical salads, gambas pil-pil, paella, special home made anchovies in vinegar and one of the best bodegas in Spain. Exquisite Barbecued Meat: Baby lamb chops, Sirloin Steak, Entrecôte Steak, Ox Fillet Steak, Young Bull Steak, Pasta, Lasagna & Spaghetti. Try our mussels à la marinera, fresh clams in garlic, seafood soup, our local lamb chops. Top quality food and service at reasonable prices, to bring you a first class dining experience.

Monkfish Skewer with Shrimp & Lobster


Huge Selection of Seafood and Fresh Mediterranean Fish - Lobsters, Langoustines, etc

We are available for Weddings, Birthdays & Special Occasions. Saturday, Sunday, During The Holidays & Summer every day - Special Giant Paella Cooked On Firewood • SARDINES ON SKEWERS • MIGAS • OCTOPUS ON BBQ • Variety of Spanish homemade sausages • MEATS & FISH On THE BBQ throughout the summer (Lunchtime & evening)

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Terrace with beautiful views of La Herradura bay

Home-made bread

Tropical fruit salad

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Bottle of Wine/Brut Cava or a Jug of Sangria/Beer (per two persons)

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Playa de la Herradura, Costa Tropical Tel: 958 64 00 44 Granada email: barber

El Chambao de Joaquín

Why Can't I Sleep? If you are suffering from insomnia, there are plenty of effective holistic fixes you can try...


ost people have difficulty sleeping at some point in their lives, so if you're suffering be assured that it's very common. It's not straight forward to explain what insomnia is, as we all have differing sleep needs (you might need eight hours every night, someone else might be happy with six), but essentially you can think of it as difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep. If you are not feeling refreshed in the morning - even though you have spent plenty of time in bed then you've got a sleep problem. The causes of this can be very varied : lets look at four key causes.

CAUSE : Allergic Rhinitis Allergic rhinitis is the medical term for the nasal symptoms caused by allergies to airborne particles. It's commonly known as hayfever but this can be confusing as allergic rhinitis is not limited to pollen - it's also caused by dust mites and mould spores - so it can continue throughout the year. The condition affects the mucus membranes of the nose, leading to sneezing, red eyes, mucus production, nasal drip, running nose and irritated throat. These symptoms mean that getting to sleep can be harder for sufferers. Plus the natural progression through the three non- REM stages and one REM stage can be disturbed, meaning the body is unable to be restored to full vitality. Sufferers also wake up more easily. One reason is that the bedroom is a rich breeding ground for dust mites, which thrive in warm, humid environments like bedding, upholstered furniture and carpeting. Wash bedding at 60 degrees to get rid of them.

TRY THIS Luckily there are plenty of fixes for allergic rhinitis sufferers to reduce symptoms. Hopi candles, followed by a facial massage, can help to ease 44 THE MARKET PLACE

congestion and discomfort in the ears and sinuses. Alternatively, aloe vera gel can be used on the lower part of the nasal passage to trap particles and reduce inflammation. Make sure you are getting plenty of natural antihistamines in your diet. Vitamin C is the main antioxidant in the cells of the respiratory passages. It helps support the immune system and may also have an anti inflammatory effect. In addition to oranges, good sources include broccoli and berries - all of which have quercetin, a flavanoid which inhibit the release of histamine. For relief you can also try removing pollen and mucus from your nose by washing inside your nose with salt water. You can get a spray from the chemist to use twice a day.

CAUSE : Stress A stressful situation such as money worries or a child having trouble at school can cause your mind to keep going over and over things and stop you switching off for that time. Alternatively, you may be under enormous pressure and stress and going through night after night of sleeping problems. You may have been put on sleeping pills by your doctor and not want to take any more. In both cases herbal remedies can be effective. Stress doesn't just keep you awake at night, research shows it can also cause ageing. One study of 5,000 women aged 42-69 years old at a hospital in Boston found that intense, long term stress can trigger cellular damage, leading to premature ageing by up to six years. This is because it shortens telomeres, the outermost part of chromosomes, which are considered markers of biological or cellular ageing. People who are sleep deprived have elevated stress level hormones, so it's pretty safe to conclude that persistently failing to get sufficient sleep is linked to faster ageing.

TRY THIS Herbs relax your physical muscles as well as being mentally relaxing, taking the edge off stress. Valerian is a great sedative and can be mixed with passion flower and taken via a tea, capsule or as a tincture. It's about finding the right strength for you. Fresh dried chamomile flowers are powerful but gentle - you can make a tea like infusion to your own strength and add honey or passion flower as you desire. Use proper herbs, be adventurous and find the blend that suits you. Sleep is a pattern so have your tea at the same time every night.

CAUSE : Overstimulation If you find your mind is still racing long after you have gone to bed, you are probably suffering from overstimulation, a growing problem from our increasingly connected 24/7 lives. We know how to create good physical conditions for sleep: we close the blinds, turn off the lights, get into comfortable bed clothes etc. We also need to create the right mental state but if the mind is still in some kind of fight or flight mode, it is not ready for sleep. Meditation can calm the agitated mind.


Contentment is a good state of mind for going to sleep - contentment with ourself, with how the day went, with our relationships and with our behaviour. Unfortunately, we are often likely to focus on the one thing that did not go quite so well instead of a hundred things that did. Try the purring cat meditation. Visualise a cat curling up after a meal. The cat is content with her meal, content with her relationship (cuddling next to you on the couch) content with her comfort, content with herself and content with life. She is not fretting about things like not realising her full career potential right now. And guess what? The cat will soon fall asleep.


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Sandwiches Snacks Fish Salads Cakes

Indian Tandoori Restaurante We welcome you to exotic Indian food, all prepared in an authentic style.

Coffee E1.00 · Coffee & Toast E2.00 · Coffee & Cake E3.50 Open every day from 8.30 til 22.00. Tel: 95 252 3014. Balcon de Europa, Nerja (Near Sabadell Bank).


Air Conditioned

La Galería

Extensive International Menu

Roast Pork & crackling Gammon & pineapple Roast Turkey & cranberry sauce Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding Roast New Zealand Lamb & mint sauce Roast Pork, Beef or Lamb



Menu del Dia €9 · Roast Menu €11 Burriana Beach, Nerja (opposite Ayo's). Tel: 95 252 52 20

Hours: Lunch 12.30 - 15.30 Evenings 19.00 (Closed Monday).

Patanegra Restaurante

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Fine International Dining


OPEN: 13:00-15:00 &19:00-23:30 (Closed Monday Lunchtime) Av. Del Mediterraneo, Edif. Toboso II, Local Nº 9, Nerja, (Málaga) 29780

Take-Away Available

Tel. 952 52 54 10

Reservations:95 252 02 22 Plaza de la Marina-Edif Tomé 1, Nerja


Health news

Health Fact Medical researchers contend that no disease ever identified has been completely eradicated.

Some Yoghurts are junk food disguised as health food Many people have become diligent at reading food labels and checking ingredients because there are some foods out there that are cleverly marketed as healthy but are anything but. Sometimes these products need to be examined more closely for harmful ingredients. Advertisers market yogurt as a quick, low-calorie, healthy snack, often labeling it with a seal that reads "Live and Active Cultures." This is meant to fool customers into believing that it provides a high level of healthy microorganisms, or probiotics. Numerous health problems have been associated with aspartame, including migraines, blurred vision, depression, gastrointestinal complications and many others. Carrageenan, or seaweed extract, is a preservative used to maintain the thick, milky texture of yogurt and to keep contents from separating. It's been linked to inflammation, ulcerations and even bleeding. These ingredients make for anything but a "healthy" product. In fact, if you eat them regularly, you could be doing more harm than good. Look for yogurt brands that say "grass-fed, no added hormones" or, even better, "gluten-free."

Q: What is the real danger of Osteoporosis?

Q: Why do People have both Allergies & Asthma?

When you think of osteoporosis, you probably think of old ladies who are stooped over. And you probably think of bone breaks. Both are unfortunate and preventable - but the second one can lead to tragic consequences.

Allergies and asthma often go hand in hand because people with either condition tend to have elevated blood levels of a chemical called IgE. It's this compound -- along with a few other substances -- that produces the symptoms of nasal allergies as well as other closely related allergic conditions like eczema and conjunctivitis. And in the case of allergic asthma, IgE and those related chemicals cause airway swelling and inflammation, which can lead to an asthma attack.

Surely, fractures are a danger of having thin bones - but it's not the break itself that makes osteoporosis so bad. It's what happens after the fracture. A hip fracture, for example, doesn't age you, but the fracture triggers a chain of aging-related events. When you're bedridden, you become weaker, becoming more susceptible to infections. With less exercise, your arteries become less elastic and more prone to blockage. And finally, your immune system becomes more vulnerable to dangerous diseases and infections.

Elimination diets gaining popularity as food supply is increasingly contaminated Food sensitivities and allergies are becoming so prominent in

the Western world today and as a response so are the popularity of elimination diets, or diets that involve removing entire food groups for extended periods of time, as an effective way to address chronic health problems for which conventional medicine has no answers. New Unisex Hairdressing Salon One of the most popular is the gluten-free diet, which involves avoiding obvious gluten foods like bread and crackers, as well as ingredients derived from gluten such as barley malt extract. Many people with health issues who have adopted a gluten-free diet report drastic improvements in symptoms ranging from frequent headaches and skin irritation to much more serious health Calle Pintada No.76, Nerja problems like Crohn's disease. In the past, elimination diets were primarily a last-ditch Tel: 671 16 66 74 effort to address major, life-threatening health problems believed to be caused by a specific food allergy. But today, many people are deciding to embark on them for all sorts Tuesday: 10am-4pm of chronic and irritating ailments, even without the help of a doctor. In fact, many people are discovering elimination Wed/Thu/Fri: 10am-7pm diets after their doctors have already exhausted all known Saturday: 10am-2pm conventional treatment options.



Callus Peel Callus removed just like orange peel

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Try our NEW Callus Peel treatment!

Summer only comes around once a year, give your feet the treatment they deserve and don't hide them away! Our treatment softens hard skin and callus from your feet allowing them to be gently and easily removed, like an orange peel! Our treatment includes a mini pedicure, with either Vinylux Weekly Polish or Shellac Polish. Please call us or come in the salon for more information.

Opening hours; Monday - Friday - 10.00 - 20.00, Saturdays - 10.00am - 14.00, Sundays - CLOSED. Closed on Monday June 24th for San Juan. Please book your Please visit our website: appointments in advance to avoid disapPointment Find us and like us on Facebook Calle Granada 42, Nerja & check regularly for new updates Tel. 618 412 066 / 673 320 308

Dental implants Dental implants have become an excellent resource for replacing missing or lost teeth. These replacement teeth are usually colour matched to the natural enamel of each patient and offers a completely natural appearance and new smile. Dental implants are made of a bio-compatible artificial titanium, which binds directly to the jawbone through a process of osteointegration to place the abutment (the piece that connects the implant device to the crown) and then finally the prosthetic crown.

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In principle, anyone can be a candidate for this treatment, however, there are some requirements needed by the patient to undergo this therapy successfully. The ideal patient is one who has a good general and oral health: healthy gums, absence of cavities and enough bone to place the implant. Poor oral hygiene, smoking and diabetes are risk factors for the implant to be rejected. For good results, in addition to being a candidate, monotoring is important. For more information call Dra. Nieves Carmona Sierra (see advert below).

DENTAL CLINIC Dra. Nieves Carmona Sierra Medical Dentist

• Surgical Implants • Aesthetic Odontology • Prosthesis • Orthodontics • Endodontics • Orthopantomogram equipment and

Teleradiotherapy for orthodontics and implants Finance available: Up to 12 months Interest Free. English, German, French and Spanish spoken. For appointments please call: 95 252 04 13 C/. Los Huertos 78, Nerja - Map Spot 28

Dra. Mª Teresa Palomas Cortes

General Practitioner Diabetes, Ecg Children's Diseases

Monday 10-2pm · Tues to Fri 10-7pm Sat 10-2pm

Blood Pressure Control Perfect English and German spoken Opening Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10:00am - 13:00pm & Evenings Only By Appointment

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Tel: 95 252 49 92

For more information call 952 52 39 66 or come and visit us at Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 10, Nerja ·






Medical practitioner / Internist Geriatric Medicine Dentist & Implant Pediatrician Ortopedic surgery Ear-Nose-Throat specialist Dermatologist Heart and Lung specialist Urologist Gynecologist Surgery Psychotherapy Physiotherapy Laser treatments Ultrasound

Mon to Sun & Holidays: 900 - 1400 Mon to Fri: 1600 - 2100

Medical Examinations/ Assessments for: · Driving Licence · Firearms Licence · Boat Licence · Dog Licence · H.G.V. Licence Digital X-Rays Eye specialist X-ray examination Oxygen Rehabilitation Nutrition Nursing

Available 24 hours!

Block 88 Torrox-Costa

Tel.: 95 253 03 57

Open: 09.15 - 13.00 17.15 - 19.00 & by appointment Wednesday closed

Appointments: Tel/Fax: 952 52 61 95, Mobile. 639 286 483 Map Spot 41 C/. Arropiero 5, Nerja - Off C/. Pintada Spanish, English, German & Dutch spoken. Close to big parking.

Scandinavian Chiropractic Clinic


Osteopath Wednesday + Thursday Monday Kenneth Gallichan B.A.D.O. Mark Shurey D.O.


The Physiotherapy Clinic "Fisioterapia Holandesa" C/Antonio Ferrándiz 'Chanquete' N˚16, Edf. Vegamar, Local Bajo Izq., Nerja. Tel. 952 526 881

Dr. Birgitta Petri-Ansker 12 years experience with own clinic in Stockholm. Member of Swedish Chiropractor Union KFS and Association Española FEDINE.


C/ Angustias nº 28, Nerja, very close to Parking, Hours time: Mon. - Fri. 10.00am-14.00pm, 17.00pm-19.00pm Call for appointment Tel. 95 252 4296

Acupuncture and Medical Naturopathy & Ayur Yoga Centre Nerja Laser Clinic in Nerja On Holiday? Why not enjoy a Beauty Treatment in the form of Cosmetic Acupuncture (Chinese Face Lift)! Or weight loss Acupuncture!

Pain or other problems? Welcome to our Clinic! MLS Medical Laser, Acupuncture and Taping Calle Granada 17, Nerja. Tel: 952 037 164 Mobile: 691 954 053 Join us on Facebook Acupuncture Clinic in Nerja Map Spot 44

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News from local animal charities A.P.A.Ri.V. (Association for the Protection of Animals Rincon de la Victoria) Some dogs - like Millie - just want to fit in. She went from fending for herself at a petrol station as a young thing to being a proper little lady in Kennel #3. She's got a lovely black coat with a distinctive white patch on her back. Being quite shy when she first moved to the refuge, she has since come out of her shell. She loves to eat raw carrots like many other dogs. She mixes well, is gentle with children but would also be an excellent companion dog for an older person. She's now 8 years-old, in good health and pines for a forever home. Can you help make her dream come true? Contact Lola on 657-219-269 or go to our website

TAIL (Torrox Animal International League)

Support for Almuñecar Dog Park A petition is being circulated to persuade Almuñecar Town Hall to designate a park area where dogs will be allowed to run and play off lead. Like similar dog parks already establish in the US, the UK, Madrid and now Fuengirola, the park should be completely fenced to contain off-lead activities safely and to protect the public in general. Ideally, a local dog park would also include facilities for disposing of dog mess, mains water and electricity, as well as a separate area for small dogs. In 2012 the largest dog park in Andalucía, named Guau Guau, was opened in Fuengirola. This area offers 5,400 square metres for the dogs to enjoy and cost around 42,000E. Hopefully, other towns will take note and consider similar plans in the future.

Nerja honours CAS The Costa Animal Society is proud to have been named Nerja’s Charity of the Year by the Town Hall. A presentation, acknowledging more than 25 years of work with stray and abandoned animals, was made during the annual Foreign Residents’ Day, held in Plaza España at the end of April. CAS Treasurer Maree Vanderlaan accepted the award from by Nerja’s councillor for foreign residents, Inocencia Quintero, and Deputy Mayor José Miguel Garcia.

At the back end of april, TAIL promoted it’s third Dog Show at Chiringuito El Barco, Penoñcillo Beach, and followed the previous trend by increasing the number of entrants, stands and most importantly the overall takings on the day. A really good event seemed to be enjoyed by all and an early summer show and an autumn show will now become firm fixtures for TAIL. At this show the organisers invited three other dog charities to participate in an adoption drive by bringing some of their dogs - we are thrilled this resulted in two animals being rehomed. On the last day of April Tail was thrilled to receive a donation in the form of pallets of food paid for with money raised by a German charity - Deutschland sagt Nein zum Tiermorden- Marion Tillmann came along to pay our suppliers with a cheque for E561 which had been collected through various events. The generosity of all is greatly appreciated. Gifts like this go straight to the heart of what we are trying to achieve. By the time you are reading this Tail will have had it’s third Fashion Show, this time at Restaurant El Pino in CAS Residents Day: (Left to right) Jacky Gómez from Torrox Park. As a warm buffet lunch the Foreign Residents’ Office, Cllr Inocencia Quitero, is included I’m sure a good time will Maree Vanderlaan of the Costa Animal Society, and have been had by all. Deputy Mayor José Miguel García after the special Adoptions picked up a bit in early may and at the time of writing nine presentation to CAS. (Photo:John Peatey) dogs have found loving homes both here and abroad. Always a joy when CAS was one of more than 40 groups, clubs, societies and charities which participated in Residents’ Day 2014, while Best in Show winner Artie a rescued animal receives the love with his proud owners crowds estimated at around five thousand poured through the and care they deserve. square during the afternoon. Many stopped at the CAS stall to find out more about the charity and contribute to the funds. C.A.S. (Costa Animal Society)

Are you a part-time resident? There are a great number of visitors to the Costa del Sol who do not live in Spain permanently, but spend varying periods of the year here. Many of them are animal lovers and miss the company of a pet cat or dog which they have previously enjoyed. One solution is to consider becoming a fosterer for the Costa Animal Society. CAS band of volunteers includes individuals and families willing to take in and care for animals on a shortterm basis, until a permanent home can be found for them. It’s a ideal situation for those who are in Spain for a few weeks or months at a time. There is always a demand for more CAS fosterers, especially at present when the number of abandoned puppies and kittens seems to increase from week to week. Some of these are very young and require considerable help, but the placing of a fostered animal is always matched to the conditions offered by the fosterer. If you could be a short-term foster parent to an abandoned animal, please contact Wendy on 95 203 7095 for a chat. 50 THE MARKET PLACE

Nerja Donkey Sanctuary This month we have had to say goodbye to some very old friends: some have gone to lovely new homes and some, unfortunately, have gone to the rolling green hills in heaven. At the end of April, we met with Veronica Sanchez Valdehita who is currently the Director of El Refugio Del Burrito in Antequerra. El Refugio del Burrito is a branch of The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth. She came to visit us and asked what kind of help they could offer us as the financial crisis has seriously affected all charities. Harriet spoke to Veronica at length regarding some of our residents’ health issues, and Veronica arranged for one of the charity’s wonderful vets to pay us a visit to see if there was anything they could do. Guillermo came to look at Farry and Chalkie who are suffering from a dreadful skin condition that would appear to have been brought on by some kind of allergic reaction to either the mosquitoes that live near avacado trees or cement dust. As a result they have both moved to Antequerra where they can recover from this reaction in their wonderful facilities. Sedella and Esperanza also went with them. Sedella has

always suffered with a serious condition in her hooves and, for a while, she really seemed to be recovering but, a week before Guillermo’s visit, Harriet and Tony our farrier had been concerned that her hooves seemed to be deteriorating. Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Esperanza has arthritis in her legs as well as back problems that they are still trying to identify. They are keeping us updated on her progress. The vets from El Refugio also examinined The General who was suffering from a very deep sinus infection. It was discovered that he was in his 40s and had cancerous tumours in his face. It was decided that he would spend his last few days with us and he was put down by Leon, a vet from El Refugio del Burrito, who has had over 30 years experience dealing with rescued equines all over the world. Leon also picked up on a shocking problem. Flash, whom we have had since we opened in 2004 and were informed had a deformed hoof from birth which we had been trying to correct with remedial shoeing, was actually suffering from a broken pelvis that had healed badly many years ago before he came to us. The heartbreaking decision was made to have him put to sleep at the same time as The General. This was done by Leon who showed both animals a huge amount of care and respect. All these changes have been very upsetting for the volunteers but, as always, we must put the animals first. We are just very lucky to have had the time we had with them and now they can rest in peace. All this change seemed to be too much for our very first nondonkey resident Janice who, at the grand age of 23 years old, passed away on Wednesday 14th May 2014. Janice you will be dearly missed xxx. On a happier note, Siloueta has moved to Marbella to live with Sylvi, a lovely Spanish lady. Siloueta has formed a beautiful bond with Sylvi and will live out her retirement with her. Good luck Silou xx. We had also been wishing Jade good luck for the impending birth of her first child. Well, Jesus Junior came into the world in a rather dramatic manner which resulted in Jade having an

emergency Caesarian on 30/04/2014. Congratulations to Jade and Jesus - he is beautiful! I would also like to take a moment to thank all the volunteers and supporters who have helped us through this difficult time.

Volunteers Needed! We are desperate for more volunteers. You don’t necessarily need to know about equines as we can provide training. We need people to: · meet and greet visitors, · build and repair fences and roofs, · groom animals, · muck out, help with medical treatments and feeding! If you would like to give it a try, please pop in any time during our opening hours and have a chat with Harriet or any of our volunteers who will be more than happy to show you around.

Visiting the Sanctuary We’re open every day, including weekends and public holidays, and admission is free. Opening hours are: Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m.-2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m only. How to find us: we’re on the western edge of town a few minutes walk from the Supersol supermarket next to the Rio Chillar river. If you’re getting a taxi ask for the “Nerja Burros”. You can bring carrots and apples and feed the donkeys by hand. Detailed directions are also on our website www. You can find out more about us, adopt a donkey or donate by card or PayPal online at For more further information about Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, please check online, email: or telephone 618 467 575 The Nerja Donkey Sanctuary; founder of the Asociación de Málaga de los Santuarios del Burro - a registered charity (no. 7502) dedicated to the rescue and care of equines.

La Cabaña del Perro English Dog Groomer

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Veterinary Clinic


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We speak some Spanish 1:1 service, Prices from 25€

Tel: 95 252 89 60

San Fernando We speak English, German & Spanish

C/. Chaparil, Edif. Corona, Local 5, NERJA

Tel: 95 252 18 38 • Mobile: 609 982 941 (24HRS) Mon. - Fri. 1000 - 2000 Sat. 1000 - 1400

Veterinary Clinic

Boarding Kennels for Dogs & Cats Fully Licenced, Secure individual, Double room kennels and large exercise area. Kurt & Laura invite you to view their premises just 2Km outside Nerja Opening times: 9:30 – 13:30 hrs

We care for your pets the way you would Doggy Day Care to Long Term, Transport & Grooming Tel. 95 252 1426


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was once a sleepy fishing village but now the town has a population of over 21,000. The Balcón de Europa is a magnificent promenade that was made famous by King Alfonso XII , who’s statue now takes pride of place at the far end. Close by is the 17th century Church of El Salvador, and the beautiful gardens of Capistrano Playa. The town boasts an active Centro de Cultura, and a new attraction is The Fuente de Europa in Verano Azul Park, which is a very impressive monument, made from pieces of stone donated from EU member states. There are many beaches to be found either side and in front of the town, including Burriana with its numerous cafés and restaurants. Here too, you can take advantage of the water sports on offer, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing. Just outside Nerja on the coast road towards Maro is a very impressive aquaduct which used to supply the local sugar factory, but is now used to carry water to local farms.

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Clubs & Organizations

41 CLUB Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 19:00 in Hotel Al Andaluz in Maro. All former Round tablers are welcome. Please look at ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS English Meetings, Nerja, Centro Giner de los Rio, C/ Diputación 2, Fri: 8:30pm, Sat: noon, Tue: 3pm. Local contact number: 657 180 373 / AA Hotline 600 379 110 Almijara Bowls Club Open for play on 4 outdoor rinks 7 days a week at the El Mirador Restaurant, Pago Retama No1, Urb. La Exotica(off the Frigiliana Road), Nerja. Club days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am start. Prospective members welcome. Tel 95 252 4978. Website: BUENA VISTA PETANCA CLUB Plays on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at Verano Azul, Nerja. Contacts: Nigel Kind: 952 530 779, Nigel Wallace: 951 321 215 or David Abbott: 699 210 776. CLUB INTERNACIONAL DE NERJA Invites you to visit us at our social club, where member’s have a large lending library, free wifi and a subsidised bar. Calle San Juan 42, Nerja. Opening hours: Tue, Thu & Sat 10.30 to 13.30. Email: Facebook: Tel: 0034 952521858 COSTA ANIMAL SOCIETY Visit our shop at Calle Ferran 12, Nerja. Tel.952 52 36 07. For events/trips Tel. Richard. 952 03 70 95 or 659 458 020. To visit our animals awaiting homes Tel. Wendy 952 03 70 95. COSTA CAMERA CLUB NERJA We are a group sharing an interest in photography and are of mixed ability and experience. We meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5.30pm in the Salon Social, Capistrano Village. Anyone interested in joining us will be most welcome so come along and see what we do but please either contact us first or check our website as we sometimes travel elsewhere on club days to take pictures. Telephone 645 053 258, email or look at our web site CUDECA CANCER CHARITY, is always in need of quality furniture in good saleable condition, (sofas, beds, bookshelves etc), so if anyone has anything they are able to donate, they should ring Tony on 661 826 654, or Melanie on 638 108 564, who will collect from all over the Axarquía region (ie from Nerja to approx Rincón de la Victoria and upwards from all the villages etc). Cudeca NERJA Support Group to help people who are living with the difficult situation of cancer or other life limiting illnesses or the people who care for them. 2nd Thursday of each month at 11.30 a.m. in the Caritas room at the rear of El Salvador Church on the Balcon de Europa. We also help by telephone 952 564 910 or e-mail: FOTOCLUB NERJA C/ Diputación nº2 (Centro Giner de los Rios) Nerja. Enjoy photography with us! 600204021 GINS Golf International Nerja Society, El Puente, C/Carretera 4, 29780. Nerja. web: contact email: New members welcome, and a pro rata membership fee is available to New Members. GRUPO DE CAMERA CANTILENA Small, early music group. Performing primarily vocal music from medieval to late renaissance Spain and France. Instrumentalists welcome. Wednesday evening rehearsals. Tel 952 520 003. IMLG - Informal Multilingual Group - Meet every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at Numero Seis, Calle Chaparil at 8:30pm. For more information call Janine 952 52 52 17 KING OF HEARTS BRIDGE CLUB Monday, Thursday and Friday at 3pm. Rest Haveli, C/ Cristo 42, Nerja. Tel. 952 52 42 97 LIONS CLUB - NERJA visit us at the NERJA LIONS SUNDAY MARKET, held every Sunday of the year on the market place at Almijara 11, open to the public from 8-00 hrs until 14 -00 hrs. Tel: Elke Lange 693706900 or Margaret Barratt 952526980. Lodge of European Fraternity No 52, Brethren wishing to attend any of the Lodges, should contact Secretary, in the first instance by telephone, on 95 203 7599. Move It To Music! A gentle, informal and fun fitness class held on Saturdays, 11-12 noon, in the winter months from 19 Oct 2013 to 26 April 2014, Time Sport Gym, Avda de Pescia 21, Nerja, 5E. Info: 675 846 217 / Nerja Bridge Club holds Duplicate Bridge sessions for members and visitors on Mondays at 7pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2.30pm. Partners can be arranged by calling Joan on 95 252 0579 or David on 669 620 717. The ‘No-Fear’ sessions for less experienced players, no partner required, take place on Mondays at 2.30pm, call 95 252 4743 for information. The Club meets in its own premises at Avda Castilla Perez, 1 (blue double doors between Cafeteria Royal and Polka Dot Nerja). Further information and results of all sessions can be seen on the Club’s website NERJA Decorative and Fine Arts Society (NADFAS) meets each 2nd Tuesday between October - May at 6.00 pm in the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja. We have 11 lectures per season, 8 by accredited NADFAS lecturers from the UK and 3 usually more locally focused on extra dates. For anyone interested in the Arts in all its forms, you will be most welcome ! For more information look at or tel 633 028 559. NERJA DONKEY SANCTUARY is the Number 1 tourist attraction in Nerja on TripAdvisor. Open every day, including weekends and public holidays: October 1st to April 30th: 10 am - 4 pm; May 1st to September 30th: 10 am - 2 pm and 5 pm - 8 pm. Free admission. You can bring carrots and apples and feed the donkeys by hand. Situated just off the N340 near the Nerja Arch, opposite the Repsol butano gas depot. Detailed directions are on the website. Volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to help out, come in or contact Harriet on 618 467 575 or e-mail Find out more about us at NERJA PHILOSOPHICAL GROUP The next meeting of the Nerja Philosophical Group will take place on Tuesday, April 15, at 11.30 am in the Social Salon in Capistrano Village, Nerja. We shall cover developments in Islamic/ Arab philosophical and political thinking over the last century or so, starting with Khalid Gibram. There will be a summer break in proceedings and we shall reconvene on Tuesday, September 16, (two days before the Scottish Independence vote) to discuss Referenda, Proportional Representation and other possible electoral changes. Further information from Tom Bryson on 620109087 or NERJA SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ALCOHOLICS. Meets every Friday at 7pm at Centro Cultural Giner de los Rios. Calle Diputacion 2, Nerja. For more information 952 516 476 / 663 341 572. NERJA WHIST CLUB Restaurant Avenida, Nerja. Mondays 8.00pm. New members welcome. Call Gwyneth or Gwynfa 95 252 3194. POCAPECUNIA the Charity Shop in Aid of the Love A Child Foundation, Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja, is in urgent need of all kinds of jewelry, including watches and DVD’s. Opening hours Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1.30pm. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, NERJA BRANCH The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, normally on the third Thursday of every month; also at the Peña Parda Restaurant, La Herradura on the first Friday of every month. Non-members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For more information and to book for Maro contact


Marilyn on 95252 6423. For La Herradura contact Tel: 958828708. For more information on the Nerja Branch contact Dave on Tel 654085811. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING. Tel: 95 252 4477 TALLER DE LA AMISTAD Help for adults with learning disabilities. Open Monday to Friday from 9-5. Urbanizacion Condal s/n. Nerja. Tel. 952 52 88 97. Fax. 952 52 88 72. Mobile. 665 523 146. THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CLUB is a social club OPEN TO ALL NATIONALITIES which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is " If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email: THE LITTLE WEED ALLOTMENT GROUP near La Noria in Nerja, for growing your own vegetables. For more info, call Ted on 693 051 515 or e-mail The NERJA CulturAL centre 95 252 3863 THE NERJA DANCE GROUP Ballroom and Latin dancing. English professional teachers. All welcome-learn or just dance, singles/ couples, beginners/advanced. Tel. 952 52 35 99 The Nerja History Group (NHG) is for anyone interested in Spanish History. We are enthusiatic amateurs who meet every first Friday (unless it is fiesta), to hear a Talk about different aspects of Spanish History. We meet in the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30 am. The following week, we usually have an excursion. It is friendly and informative. Our season runs from October - March. Please email or ring 687 602 057 THE NERJA PLAYERS Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from October to April in the Bridge Club premises at the top of Avda Castilla Perez (large blue double doors) All are welcome, you don’t have to want to be an actor. For more info: www.nerjaplayers. com For queries regarding membership etc please e-mail: admin@ The oxford & cambridge alumni club Ian Mortimer email: Trumps Bridge An international group playing duplicate bridge on Mondays and Thursdays at 3.00 pm at the Al Andalus hotel. No membership necessary and there is free parking. Call Andrew on 677655095 or Marion on 606897054 if you need a partner or further info. VILLA FLAMENCA BOWLS friendly short mat bowls throughout the year on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 pm. Venue is the lower salon of the Hotel Villa Flamenca in Calle Andalucia, Nerja. Visitors and new members welcome. Bowls available. Contact either Marian Collins on 952523754 or Malcolm Saunders on 952520579.


Tuesdays: Urb. Almijara II Sundays: Lions Club Flea Market. Urb. Almijara II Friday: Craft Market, DB’s Bar, C/ Cristo, Nerja.


February Carnival 14-15 May Fiesta of San Isidro. Parade from the Balcón de Europa to the Nerja Caves. Traditional costume, floats and oxen. 23 June San Juan 16 July Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen. 9- 12 October Nerja Feria. Week long fiesta.

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AMBULATORIO 95 252 3131 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES 902 505 061 CASE OF LIFE OR DEATH 061 DOCTORS Dr. Teresa Palomas 95 252 4992. PHYSIOTHERAPY & CHIROPRACTOR Fisioterapia Holandesa. 95 252 6881 Scandinavian Chriopractic Clinic 95 252 4296 Fisioterapia Judy, 95 252 6195 or 639 286 483 OSTEOPATH Mark Shurey. 95 252 6881 CHEMISTS Acosta Arce, C/. Carlos Millon Molina Padilla, Avda. Castilla Pérez 24 VETERINARY CLINIC Clínica San Fernando, C/. Chaparil, 95 252 1838 Guardia Civil C/. San Miguel, 95 252 0091 Municipal Police 95 252 1545 Town Hall General enquiries, 95 254 8400 Tourist Office 95 252 15 31 Radio taxis 95 252 0537 Taxi rank 95 252 4519 Electricity 95 252 0442 Water 95 252 0400


is a small village only 4 km from Nerja with only 2000 inhabitants. There are many fine restaurants and cafés, and views of the sea from the Balcón de Maro. Maro is the closest village to the Nerja Caves, which are some of the most famous in Spain.


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20 January Feria del Barrio Last weekend of July Festival of the caves 1st weekend Sept Maro Feria

Nerja Church Services

TOURIST OFFICE 95 252 15 31 NERJA CAVES 95 252 9520 DENTIST 95 252 9666 Dentadanes, C/. San Miguel s/n, Maro Club 12

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The Anglican Parish of Nerja & Almuñecar Services at Inglesia de San Miquel (St. Michael's Church) every Sunday as 12noon and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel) Almuñecar every Sunday at 09.30am (except during August in Almuñecar). There is also a short service of Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 0930am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston. Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Roman Catholic Mass times, El Salvador, Nerja: Sunday (most of the year) 10:30am & and 7:30pm (with gaspel and notices in English). Childrens mass 12 noon. (Nov - June) Daily (except Thursday) 7:30pm. Confessions - by arrangement with priest. N.B. For seasonal changes & special feast days, please check notices in the church entrance. Parish Priest: Don Andres 952 52 02 91 or 626 077 274. English speaking contact: Margaret Scanferlato 952 52 17 27 or Rosemary Sherwood 952 52 22 73 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints C/.Granada 81, Nerja 10am-1:30pm. Tel. 95 252 6206 Community Bible Fellowship C/.Pintada 35, 2nd floor, Nerja. Worship Sunday mornings (English/Spanish) at 10am. Tel: 95 252 1776 Fellowship of the king All welcome to join our relaxed but reverent Englishspeaking service at 10.30 every Sunday at our premises in Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja. Also to our home groups which meet during the week. Details from Rev Leslie Thomas on 958 658 439 or

“Lodge of European Fraternity No. 52. We meet in Maro during the winter months every 3rd. Thursday and most Monday evening for L.O.I. For further details please connect Martin Hamiltin Tel.678043486 or Michael Traill 608750980.


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1. DR. PALOMAS 2. APARTHOTEL PLAZA DEL OLVIDO 3. LA TABERNA, Traditional Spanish Tapas Bar / Restaurant 4. LEX IURIS, Legal Services 5. COCINAS NERJA, Kitchens 6. DREAM PROPERTIES, Real Estate 7. OLE OPTICA, Optician 8. Bureau de CHANGE 9. TEAM ESPAÑA, Real Estate 10. CUDECA, Charity Shop 11. COMMUNITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP (2nd floor) 12. POCAPECUNIA, Charity Shop 13. DOT-KOM, Computer Services 14. CENTURION, Cafe/Snack Bar 15. PATANEGRA, Restaurant 16. GERMAN BAKERY 17. BEAUTY BY KATIE, Beauty Salon 18. TOBOSO APARTMENTS & HOTEL 19. THE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC 20. KEY HOMES SPAIN, Real Estate 21. AUTOS TIVOLI, Car Hire & Repairs 22. LESSAGGRO, Car Hire & Airport Transfer 23. AYUR-YOGA 24. TELEVIDEO, Satellite TV

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is just 30 minutes from Malaga, and is the beach resort of Velez Málaga. Its population of 21,000 grows between June and September to 150,000. The towns attractions have expanded over the last few years to cope with the demand, and now the four kilometres of beach have been enhanced by an impressive promenade, which stretches all the way to Caleta de Vélez, a port providing over 200 berths and offering sailing and water sports. Throughout the summer, there are many Chiringuitos on the beach, serving fresh barbequed fish and ice cold beers. In 2002, Paseo de Larios was pedestrianized, and is now a tranquil promenade, with plenty of pavement cafés and restaurants. At the seafront end of Larios is a line of bars and discos which continue throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays. The history of Torre is uncertain, but it is thought that it might have been part of an ancient Greek settlement, known as Mainake, which was destroyed by the Carthaginians. Tombs of the Carthaginians were found at the mouth of the river Velez. More recently, it was a small fishing village until major development began in the 1970’s.

Clubs & Organizations ALOHOLICS ANONYMOUS English Meetings - Nerja and El Morche. Contact AA Hotline 600 379 110 for all times and locations. CLUB INTERNATIONAL - TORRE DEL MAR All welcome! Meets every Tuesday at La Vega Restaurante near petrol station at 7:30pm. Tel 95 254 18 58 DSS ASOCIACION HISPANO DANESA, TORRE DEL MAR For Info: Tel/Fax: 95 211 5923 LUX MUNDI Ecumenical Centre. Avda. Moscatel 1 “I”, (Gardens of Viña Malaga/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar. Not a club! No membership! Informal friendly meeting place for all nationalities. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Please ring for details 95 254 3334. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, TORRE DEL MAR BRANCH Meets every Wednesday from 12 noon until 2pm, in La Vega Restaurant (near Mercadona). There is a warm welcome awaiting all, so please come and have some fun. For information on membership or Welfare please telephone 628 343 198. THE AMERICAN CLUB Málaga East. Informal drop in for a chat 12-2pm every Saturday at Hotel Rincón Sol, Rincón de la Victoria. CUDECA CANCER CHARITY is always in need of quality furniture in good saleable condition, (sofas, beds, bookshelves etc), so if anyone has anything they are able to donate, they should ring Tony on 661 826 654, or Melanie on 638 108 564, who will collect from all over the Axarquía region (ie from Nerja to approx Rincón de la Victoria and upwards from all the villages etc). 56 THE MARKET PLACE

PHOENIX SOCIAL CLUB is open to all nationalities but the lingua franca is English. It is a non political and secular organisation & during these very difficult financial times, we try to keep costs down to a minimum. We offer an opportunity to make lasting friendships, to help each other & share information but primarily to have fun in a friendly and inclusive association. You do not have to be a member to join us on our trips. We meet currently every Tuesday between 12.30 and 2.30 pm upstairs in the SuperSol restaurant, Torre del Mar. Call Gail on 951 067 723 or email

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Torre del Mar St. Barnabas Church Spanish episcopal service in English. Holy Communion 11.00am 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel: 952 030 461(Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumednical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1 “I”, (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa de la Viña). Torre del Mar Evangelical Church (Part of the Spanish Evangelical Church in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland) now meets every Sunday for Worship in English 11.30 am, in the Salon Torre of the Hotel Mainake Calle Los Fenicios 1 (last turning on right down Avenida Torre Torre before seafront). Everyone will be very welcome. Minister Rev Colin Dickson Tel. 654 884 658. St. George’s Anglican Church Torre del Mar congregation. Services held at the Sanysol Residencia on Sundays at 10.30am. Roman Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday night 5pm winter, 6pm summer excluding August, at Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 “I”.


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Fiestas TORRE DEL MAR 16 July Procession of Sea Virgen del Carmen 23 May Fiesta 22-26 July Feria 9-11 July Feria de Caleta de Velez ALMAYATE 2 May Fiesta 2-4 July Feria ALGARROBO 20 January Dia de San Sebastian 1st weekend August Feria 2nd Saturday of September Flamenco night BENAJARAFE 16-18 July Feria 16 July Procession of Sea Virgen del Carmen

Useful Numbers HOSPITAL COMARCAL 951 067 000 RED CROSS 95 254 0785 AMBULATORIO 95 254 2396 DOCTORS Dr. Blanco Barcenilla & Dr. Blanco de Grado, Surgery Myriam, 95 254 57 70. Emergencies: 608 755 462 Dr. Eskeif, Clinica san Baker, Tel:95 254 15 58. Mobile: 608 45 43 54 Town Hall Paseo Larios 952 54 06 65 DENTISTS Clinica Dental Axarquia 95 254 6246 Clinica Algarrobo 95 255 0521 CHEMISTS Bermejo Valenzuela, Urb. Plaza Mar Centro ∙ Lara Alba, Avda. de Andalucía 119 ∙ Marco Martínez, C/. Santa Margarita 9. Guardia Civil 95 254 01 46 Town Hall 95 254 04 71 National Police 95 254 2000 Tourist Office 95 254 1104



















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Authors of the Wild Walks series and Drive and Picnic. Stockists of military and CNIG maps for walkers, Michelin etc for drivers. Tour guides and language books, greetings cards in several languages. Importers of new English and German books. Tel: 952543703. Calle Infantes 32, Torre del Mar.

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La Herradura

nestles between the Punta de la Mona to the east and the rock of Cerro Gordo to the west. The bay enjoys shelter from west winds creating mostly crystal-clear waters, and is a popular location for water sports & paragliding. There are numerous beach bars and restaurants serving specialities of the region, including tropical salads, fresh fish or paella. The Marina del Este near La Herradura is tucked betwen Punta de la Mona to the west and Cotobro to the east. It boasts a beautiful port, elegantly designed to incorporate select shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. This small strip of coast also claims to be the best place to dive between Almeria and Gibraltar, and is home to one of the areas leading diving schools.


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CHEMIST 24 hours 95 827 2125 HOSPITAL 95 802 3000 Town Hall La Herradura/Almuñecar 958 83 86 00 Tourist Office 95 861 0314 Taxi 607 087 559/958 63 0017 VETERINARY CLINIC and Emergency 958 640 847

support, diagnostics and physiotherapy among other services. . Contact Jeanette Ashby 958 63 03 30 COSTA GROUPS TRIPS These are for any member of a group or organisation. Program from Sean Brown on 958 640 948 or, Market preferably, email at Friday - Plaza Nueva (see map spot 5) GEACONA (ECOLOGISTAS EN ACCION) Juan Ramon Cerezo (Spanish) 958 63 17 41 (Evenings) Clubs & Organizations AECC A local branch of the Spanish Cancer SOS ANIMALES DE ANDALUCÍA Animal protection group. Association It organises fund raising, Always an urgent need for volunteers and donations: volunteer work, palliative care, phychological Julie Lochbrunner 958 88 1833 670 733 476 municipal Police 95 863 94 30 Counselling Psycologist 666 722 123 Acupuncture 95 882 7929



KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL Meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the month Almunecar: 610 72 86 68 Nerja: 656 82 91 57 SOS ANIMALES DE ANDALUCÍA Animal protection Clubs & Organizations group. Always an urgent need for volunteers and ALMUÑECAR GOLF SOCIETY Contact Oliver Duggan, Bar Dallas. donations: Julie Lochbrunner 958 88 1833. ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Club’s observatory on the Loma PARENT & TODDLERS GROUP Now in Almuñecar, del Gato, Taramay. Members activities including meetings and for more information call Patrick & Andrea Wight 686 beginner’s astronomy classes and regular use of the observatory’s 401 291. 30cm telescope. Luis 958 63 03 57. Tropical Tones Harmony Chorus Gentlemen, INTERNATIONAL CLUB Meetings every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the do you enjoy singing? Can you hold a tune? Come month in Bar Pinball, Paseo del Altillo, Almuñecar. All nationalities. along and join in. Don’t read music? MP3 tracks provided. Mondays 11am Hotel Arrayanes 5 Paseo JUVENTUDES MUSICALES DE ALMUÑECAR Classical concerts Cotobro Almuñecar (near Chinos). (normally twice a month) and members meetings. Marion Möller 958 630736. Choir that performs locally and abroad. Marnie Hagger Membership - Brenda 958784801 Bookings - Wolf 952525573 958 63 0905. New singers welcome!

The Municipal Market - 6 days a week: 9.00-14.00 hrs in the Avenida de la Cala. Mercadillo - Fridays in the fairground (beside the arch at the entrance to town). Handicraft market - Daily in the Plaza de Abderramán.


January 20 Fiestas de San Sebastián. February/March Carnival 16 July Day of the Virgen Carmen. 15 Aug Fiesta de la Virgen de la Antigua. 29 September Fiesta de San Miguel. October Fiesta de la Chirimoya.

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Clubs & Organizations ALOHOLICS ANONYMOUS English Meetings - Nerja and El Morche. Contact AA Hotline 600 379 110 for all times and locations. Craft Club Meetings every two weeks in Torrox Pueblo. Tel: Ann 95 253 9530. EXCHANGE INTERCULTURAL IDEAS Meetings Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Ring Monika on 679564 685 for exact times. NEW FRIENDS GROUP Talks, outings, dinners, games, dancing, adventures & much more... All independent minded people welcome. For more details call Suzy 952 96 77 76 or 620 742 393. TORROX PARK COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas Bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox Park. More info: Minister J. Hartsmith Foy, tel. 952532825 or U3A El Morche We have a friendly membership, all interested in sharing knowledge, skills and experiences with each other. Groups of members meet regularly to share and enjoy each other’s company whilst being involved in interesting and fun activities. We currently have 17 groups, each with it’s own group leader. The frequency of meetings varies from group to group, some weekly, some every two weeks and others monthly. The activities offered at the moment are singing for pleasure, walking, book club, petanque, discussion, painting (watercolour, pastels, oils and acrylic), Oil painting, Mah Jong, Spanish conversation, board and card games, photography, table tennis, art appreciation, Spanish history, meditation, quizzes and Spanish Sevillana dancing. Full details of these and our Association can be seen on our web site where you will also find a “Contact Us” tab, membership details and how to join. We look forward to hearing from you! TAI CHI CLASSES Torrox Pueblo, in the “centro de dia para mayores de Torrox Pueblo”, every Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 11am. For details call Christina Gerardes 952 53 49 88 GOLF Would you like a game of friendly but competitive golf every Sunday morning? TOGS (possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa) play every Sunday morning at Baviera and welcome new members, whether residents, frequent visitors or holiday makers. Our Society is made up of both male and female,various nationalities, and mixed abilities. For more information e mail our Captain George Clay at: or call 625936814

is said to have the ‘best climate in Europe’, with sea views and protection from the cold North winds by the Tejeda and Almijara mountains. Torrox Costa boasts 9 km of wide sandy beaches, with many chiringuito’s and restaurants to choose from. Torrox Pueblo is a typical whitewashed Andalucian village, steeped in history with remains dating back to the Romans.


5 August Fiesta Virgen de las Nieves, Torrox Costa 1st weekend October Feria - Torrox Pueblo Sunday before Christmas Fiesta de las Migas, Torrox Pueblo. Free migas and wine given to visitors to the town.

Useful Numbers - Torrox Pueblo

Useful Numbers - Torrox Costa

GUARDIA CIVIL Tablazo s/n, 9 5 253 8008 MUNICIPAL POLICE 95 253 9828 TOWN HALL 95 253 8200 or 8115/9199 TOURIST OFFICE 95 253 2155 SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD 95 253 8601 HEALTH CENTRE INTERPRETER (11am-1pm) 689 774 824 VETERINARY CLINIC Torrox Clinic 95 253 9807 LIBRARY 95 253 8226 WATER 95 253 9195 TAXI 95 253 0352


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MEDICAL CENTRE ARZTEZENTRUM (private) 95 253 0357 CHEMISTS F.J.Lopez Navas 95 253 0279 M. Gómez Calatrava 95 253 8031 S. Fernández Ramos 95 253 8161 CLINICAL ANALYSIS 95 253 2393 VETERINARY CLINICS 95 253 4818 GUARDIA CIVIL 95 253 8008 TOWN HALL 95 253 8010 TOURIST OFFICE 95 253 0225 LOCAL POLICE 95 253 9828 POST OFFICE 95 253 8117 FIRE BRIGADE 95 253 0991

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(Torrox Animal International League, association no. 08546)

would welcome any donations of clothing, bric-a-brac, furniture for their shops in Avenida El Faro and the shop opposite Mercadona, Torrox Costa. Please contact Linda 622652017 to arrange collection.


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Lake Viñuela

is a 15 minute drive from the N340 Autovia, leaving at the junction for Velez Malaga. Head inland along the A356; this direction also leads to numerous inland white villages. The first turning on our map is to Benamocarra, which is sign posted to the right after the last roundabout into Velez Malaga. This road will take you back over the main road and then also on to Iznate, and divides to take you to Almachar, El Borge and Cutar. The second turning off the A356 is on the right (after the Repsol garage) to Trapiche. Continue on the A356, and immediately you will see another junction on the left, sign posted to Benamargosa, Triana, Comares and Cutar. This road will also take you as far as Rio Gordo (for a scenic drive). There is a popular Spanish bar on the corner of this junction called El Cruz. Back on the A356, continue on and you will pass another junction on the right, to Canillas de Aceituno, and finally you will see Lake Vinuela in front of you. Turn right before the lake for Puente de Don Manuel, Alcaucin, Viñuela and Periana; carry straight on for Los Romanes, Rio Gordo and Colmenar.

Clubs & Organizations Fiestas

Alcaucin: 20 Jan Fiesta of San Sebastian. 25-27 June Feria of Puente Don Manuel. 5-9 August August Feria. 6 August Festival of Flamenco. 30 October Chestnut Fair with tasting. Almachar: 1st weekend in May Fiesta of San cristo. 19 May Romeria. Last weekend of July Feria of señora del Aparo. 1st Saturday Sept Fiesta of Ajo Blanco (local speciality soup) with free degustation. Benamargosa: 20 Jan Fiesta of San Sebastian. 1st weekend August Summer Feria. Benamocarra: 21 February Carnival. Easter Sunday Romeria. 15-16 May Fiesta of San Isidro. 11 Sept Fiesta of music and Folklore with degustacion. 21-24 October Fiesta in honor of Santo Cristo de la salud. Canillas de Aceituno: Last Sunday of April Fiesta of the Virgen de la Cabeza and day of the Black pudding with degustacion and wine. Second weekend of August Feria of the Virgen de la Cabeza. Comares: 18 Jan Street feria with music and dancing. 19-22 August Fiesta of San Hilario. 7-11 Sept Night of the candles. Periana: 27 March Fiesta of green olives with degustacion of typical mill breakfast. 13-16 May Fiesta of San Isidro and flamenco festival. End of July Fiesta of the Peach with degustacion and flamenco. 3rd weekend of August August fair. Triana: 21-24 June Triana fair. Viñuela: 29 July-1 August Fiesta of the Virgen de las Angustias. 13-15 August Gypsy fair. 17-18 Sept Fiesta of the raisin with degustacion. 60 THE MARKET PLACE

Useful Numbers CHEMISTS: Almachar: 95 251 2031 Benamargosa: 95 251 7032 Benamocarra: 95 250 9510 Canillas de Aceituno: 95 251 8070 Comares: 95 250 9231 Iznate: 95 250 9766 Rio Gordo: 952 732 118 POLICE: Comares: 95 250 9201 Rio Gordo: 95 273 0408 TOWN HALLS: Alcaucin: 95 251 0002 Almachar: 95 251 2002 Benamargosa: 95 251 7002 Benamocarra: 95 250 9534 Canillas de Aceituno: 95 251 8002 Comares: 95 250 9233 Cutar: 95 255 4247 Iznate: 95 250 9776 Macharaviaya: 95 240 0042 Periana: 95 253 6016 RioGordo: 95 273 2154 Viñuela: 95 251 9002


Alcaucin: Saturday Almachar: Friday Benamargosa: Wednesday Benamocarra: Tuesday Comares: Saturday Cutar: Thursday Periana: Wednesday Puente de Don Manuel: Friday - Farmers Market at Chiringuito Antonio International Rastro & Country Market at Camping La Vinuela Starts Weds 25th Sept and thereafter every Weds (10 am to 3 pm), selection of market stalls offering local produce, artisan, books, clothing, household goods, jewellery, art, gifts & much more.

MODERN JIVE DANCE CLUB Every Wednesday evening at 8.30, 20 -30 of us meet at The Restaurant ‘La Era’ in Puente Don Manuel next to Lake Vinuela(Alcaucin). We learn and dance Modern Jive (In England it is called CEROC or LeRoc). It is very sociable, great fun and keeps us very fit. The evening lasts 3 hours and is 10 Euros per person. Please join us, you can come with or without a partner and you will be made very welcome as soon as you arrive. Any questions, call Colin: 635 71 72 11 or The Website is Expatriate Ostomates of Spain: Self-help group for people with stomas. Product info, newsletter, magazines. Confidential Help line. Do you have a stoma? Remember, you are not alone. For local contact, tel. Jenny: 952 115 130 or Jackie: 952 430 634 ALEGRIA: Friendship and adventure for people aged 35+. Make new friends whilst enjoying a range of organised activities. For details call 664 523 626 or email EL VALLE ASOCIACION: A group of members from around Lake Viñuela and surrounding areas. Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7.00pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Viñuela (A356). The club organises events, trips and social functions etc. For further details and timings check the web site or visit us at one of our club meetings. CORAL CoraXalia: Do you like singing? We are inviting new male and female singers to become members of the local choir, Coral CoraXalia. Good atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals on Thursdays 17.30 20.00 in Vinuela village, Casa de Cultura. Plenty of free parking. Come and join us! For more information, call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish Lake Vinuela Social Club We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month from 12.30pm until (approx) 2.30pm followed by lunch at Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet like minded friends. We aim to provide a new and varied monthly programme with something for everyone, keeping with our traditional monthly events and entertainment. We are promoting our new "Cheap as Chips" day - a day out for under 10 euros per person. Our aim is to have fun and at the same time raise money for local charities. New members are always welcome. For further details please contact the Chairman on 634 300 297 or email : La Vaqueria Arts & Crafts Club: Meet every Thrusday 11.00-13.00 for an informal fun approach to arts & crafts. Come and meet new friends and discover your creativity. 952 51 72 73 FELLOWSHIP OF THE KING Sunday Worship - 11am. Midweek activities - Pilates - Tuesday midday-1 pm. Bridge Club Tuesday 2.15-6 pm. Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10 -1.30 pm. Thursday 5-7pm Bible Study. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185. TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB meet every Wednesday between 12 Noon and 2.00 pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 at Trapiche which is North of Velez Malaga on the Granada Road. We organise social activities every week including card games (bridge and cribbage and any other requested), dominoes, skittles, beetle drives and occasionally bingo and we usually have a Monthly Function or Coach Trip. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on Wednesdays, or call our dedicated booking line – 680 764 130


encompass 39.74 sq km within which live just over 3,000 people year round. Frigiliana is a popular tourist destination, and because there are many holiday homes here, the population triples during the summer months. The history of Frigiliana dates from prehistoric times. The village has been inhabited by numerous civilisations from the Phoenicians and Romans to the Arabs, who had the greatest impact on the town’s development. During the Christian reconquest, Frigiliana was the site of numerous battles culminating in the famous battle of the Rock of Frigiliana in 1569 which ended in the complete expulsion of the Moorish people. One can learn the history of this struggle by walking through the streets of the historic section where there are a series of twelve ceramic plaques posted about which explain the entire story.

Useful Numbers

GUARDIA CIVIL Plaza del Capitan Cortes 3, 95 253 3003 TOWN HALL Plaza de Ramon Castilla s/n, 952533002 SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD Avda. Principe de España s/n, 95 253 3123 TOURIST OFFICE 95 253 4162 TAXIS 95 253 3048


Thursdays - Opposite El Ingenio

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CENTRO DE CULTURA C/. Apero, Frigiliana


20 January Fiesta San Sebastian - The Patron Saint of Frigiliana. Villagers walk bare foot through the streets, carrying the statue of San Sebastian and candles. 1st Saturday in February Carnival - Parade through the town with many costumes and lively atmosphere. 3 May Dia de la Cruz - Celebrated with flowers adorning every street corner and balcony. 13 June San Antonio de Padua - Celebrating the Christian reconquest on June 11 1569. Fair , dancing. August Festival of Dance and Music - Traditional time of year for people who have moved away from the village to return, which is celebrated with dancing and music.


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has grown considerably over the past few years, having over 35 different nationalities all living in harmony together. Its charming whitewashed streets come together in a central plaza where you will find the Church of La Asunción with its unique golden dome that stands out above the village. There are many fine restaurants, cafés, and tapas bars; and gift shops that sell the local ceramics. Competa is famous for its sweet muscatel wine, which is available in most bars, but highly potent, so drink with care!

ALOHOLICS ANONYMOUS English Meetings - Nerja and El Morche. Contact AA Hotline 600 379 110 for all times and locations. Asociación de Cómpeta Cultura y Arte Tel: Angelina 639 263310 TROPICAL TONES BARBERSHOP CHORUS Tropical Tones Barbershop Chorus, four part unaccompanied harmony singing for ladies and gentleman. If you like singing and think you can hold a tune, why not come and have a go. Don’t read music? Teach cd’s provided. Rehearsal Monday mornings. Call Brenda 958784801. Action for Animals, The Charity Shop. Avda de la Constitución, 59, Cómpeta, 29754. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-2, Saturday 10-1:30. Tel. 660586040. Email: COMPETA CAS BRANCH Terry Weston 951254134. or visit our website to see the animals we have available for adoption.


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25 January Feria del Barrio. 23-25 July Feria San Sebastian. Live music & dancing. 15 August Noche del Vino. Famous wine festival, attracting people from far and wide.

Useful Numbers

GUARDIA CIVIL Avenida de Torrox 21. Tel: 95 251 6097 MUNICIPAL POLICE 95 255 3727 TOWN HALL Calle Rampa 1. Tel: 95 251 6006 TOURIST OFFICE 95 255 36 85

SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD Calle San Antonio Consultario de Competa, 95 251 6089 Health Emergencies 902 505 061 TAXIS 95 251 6199 - 95 251 6205 95 251 60 56 - 95 255 35 35 THE MARKET PLACE 61

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Printing Services


Your local printers since 1989

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For all your printing requirements Conventional Printing

All types of work undertaken, from rustic to contemporary. Please ring to discuss your requirements.

Tel : 695 691 842

For more information: Call in to Market Place office, Calle Castilla Perez 13 (opposite Pub El Bosque) or email:

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We undertake all types of: * Building work * Carpentry * Flooring and tiling * Painting and decorating * Metalwork, grills, gates, * Electrical installation etc.

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