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Our little dog from the front cover has hidden herself away in the magazine, can you find her? Last month she was in the Stratus advert.

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Hello everyone. A milestone for us this month. Six years of producing our magazine, publishing over 70 editions, we hope you have enjoyed reading them over the years. This month in the magazine we are looking back on all the happenings over the previous year. We would like to thank our readers and advertisers for their continued support for not only our printed version, but also visitors looking at our website, reading the magazine and viewing all of the pictures of events on Gran Alacant and in Santa Pola. The front cover pictures this month are from the Christmas festivities in Santa Pola. Have a good month. Sandra & Barry

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We at your Gran Alacant Advertiser continue to bring you all of the news, including that from our Gran Alacant Councillor, Loreto Cascales, as we have since May 2005. It is our perogative at the magazine, NOT to update this 2005 picture, as we all looked a great deal younger!!! MANHOLE COVER As you know, we do our best at our Council meetings, to get things done, that are important to some of our readers. Way back, Jeff complained to us about the sunken manhole cover that he ran into on his motorbike, nearly causing him to fall off. We mentioned this at a meeting, and again at a later date and were told that it was on the list of things to do. We watched the manhole every time we went by, hoping one day that it would get sorted and lo and behold, just before Christmas, without any

more prompting from us, the cover was raised. So an early Christmas present to Jeff and everyone else on bikes or cars that have run over this obstacle.

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Last month we published the area of land to be used for the new Church. You can see from the attached plan that it could not be built nearer to the petanc area as this is green land and not to be built on. We will publish any building plans when we have them, having expressed our views to Loreto to respect the views of

HALF BUILT SUPERMARKET GREEN LAND TOWN HALL LAND

TO SCHOOL residents living in that area. This parcel of land has been leased to the Church so will always stay owned by the Town Hall. The building and siting of the church will cost the Town Hall nothing. It was thought important that those on GA wanting a Church were given this opprtunity. New pavements are being laid all the way from the opposite side of the road from Quicksave, all the way up to near the lighthouse. These pavements are at the moment, the original ones from when Gran Alacant was first born. We mentioned a problem around some of the fencing along the Clot, where the land around some of the posts was falling away. Before we went to press, this was being sorted. The only fountain on Gran Alacant is due to be officially opened on February 13th at 12 noon. So many obstacles have been put in the way of getting this fountain working. It just shows that even our Town Hall have

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problems getting things done out here. (nothing new then). The official Town Hall plaque will be included on the site of this roundabout, showing that we on Gran Alacant are part of Santa Pola. A problem spoken to us from a mum who is resident out here. “My son keeps getting stopped by the local police and they are asking for his ID. What ID does he need to comply�. When we asked Loreto she picked up the phone and asked the Police Chief. The Police should not be asking for this ID from a minor. We have an answer to this which we have talked about to the mother. We do not want to put this in print, but if you are having the same problem, please give us a call. There was an unfortunate motor scooter fatality on the urbanisation between the post office and the GA Commercial centre, last month, which closed the road for a while. It is nice to see the allotment owners

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And now the opportunity to go back through all of last years magazines, to remind you of all that has happened on our

urbanisation over the last twelve months. Most months we carried pictures from our advertisers of events that took place on their premises. January Work was underway with our new park and the fencing all along the edge of the Clot. The allotment idea was also muted to us. Discussions were also taking place to landscape the roundabout at the bottom of the Maxcoop hill. February Main story was the opening of the park. Many names coming to us about the allotments. There were over a thousand entries for the running of the Santa Pola 1/2 marathon run on the 24th of the month. Dog mess was mentioned yet again and on the 23rd we were at the opening of the improved Santa Pola football stadium. March We were at the official opening of the new park. Discussions were underway about the new tourist train for Gran Alacant. We were told about the revamp in the health centre to include a new paediatric service. April Over 150 people were planting trees in the Clot. The dog fouling petition was started by us, to try to get a permanent dog warden on Gran Alacant. We were at the talks at the Life Resort by the British Consulate from Alicante. Discussions also took place about residents parking near

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the Life Resort. Campervans in the Clot, better signposting. The 5 million subsidy for roundabouts, pumping station, and improved technology for the Town Hall. May Local police saved the life of a man in a gas cylinder explosion on the urbanisation. We had pictures from the medieval market during the Easter holidays. We had news and pictures about the works to eleviate flooding along Avenida Noregua with the introduction of new pipe work. Pictures and news of the near completion of the inside of the sports centre. Also mentioned was the re generation of Av Mediterraneo from the post office towards the beach hill. Work was completed on the dangerous bend between the post office and the GA Commercial centre. A book launch also took place, Sandals & Slippers by Terry O’Shea. Our front cover picture showed those that took part in the MABS Cancer Charity walk. June We started our Rover 400 story which we serialised. We had pictures of the Mayor visiting the boat museum in Santa Pola. An initial start was made to try and set up a car boot on Gran Alacant. We showed plots on the GA map where 2 hotels may be built in the future. Pictures showed the proposed cycle way, and the site for the allotments.

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July Showed pictures from the first full production from our Gran Alacant Theatre Group G.A.S.P. A tiger (not real) was seen in the

Clot. It was announced that a new tourist train would run along the coast to Santa Pola. It would also access two up market beach front bars. Our dog fouling petition reached its conclusion. A trade fair was to take place in early July. We printed the route for the new orbital tourist train. We were also sent pictures of the new cycle path through to Santa Pola. August Our front cover showed pictures of the success of the Spanish football team in the World Cup. We also had pictures of the Tabarca/Santa Pola swim and of the inside revamp of the sports hall. The allotments were completed. More rubbish appearing and pictures of the almost completed new roundabout. Our map showed where the new Farmacia was locating to and from. September A cliff jump by Terry O’Shea, for the MABS cancer group and the GA big bowls event were announced to take place in September. More pictures showed the bush fires on GA. Pictures showed the official opening of the roundabout in Santa Pola and also of the completion of the new road just outside Santa Pola on the road to Elche. October Was the first month we introduced the printing of our news pages in Spanish and Dutch for our foreign readers. Pictures of Terry jumping off the cliff. The flood pipework was completed and the dog mess petition was presented to the Town Hall. We mentioned the problem with some of GA’s slippery pavements. The 10th of the month saw the running races on the GA Commercial car park. We were asked if various pictures of Gran Alacant events were available. The answer was mainly a no, but we at the


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magazine are starting to provide this kind of service in the new year. Picture also of the 2 new motorbikes for the Police of Santa Pola. November Our front cover showed our Councillors receiving an award in Madrid. The charity choir singing took place at the Life Resort, with pictures in this edition. Another fire on GA and we asked what you all thought about the gas company tearing up our nice urbanisation. The Chickenwing restaurant awards were to start this month and the allotment names had been selected. The final part of our 2 men and a Rover. The successful fashion show took place on the 28th.

December Pictures of the new roundabout on the Elche road and the big street party on the 5th of the month. We listed the Christmas activities for GA. We had 2 police reports on events that took place and the forum restaurant award voting was well and truly up and running. Just a few of the news stories we reported on during the year. Let us hope that 2011 brings much more. (including the golf course!!!!)

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Royal British Legion-Gran Alacant Branch BR 3606 The Gran Alacant Branch meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Norwegian Club, Sierra Mar Urb. Near Dick Turpins & Not Just Desserts. New members welcome, you do not need to be ex-forces to join us. The next Branch meetings will be 1st Feb & 1st Mar at 7 for 7:30. Further details from - Brian Hunt 636 917 971 or email secretarybr3606@gmail.com

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If your wife keeps coming out of the kitchen to nag at you, what have you done wrong? Made her chain too long

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FEBRUARY PHOTO GALLERY Keeping YOU in the picture

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Kelly & Alain Los Belgas

“Los Belgas were this years winners on the Gran Alacant Restaurant Award ...winners for the second year running with Not Just Deserts winning the Best Breakfast Award ......Alain and Kelly (Los Belgas) and Brett and Lee (Not Just Deserts) and all their staff work many many hours throught the year and the awards are very much deserved.

Now a word from the organiser, Ian.

All four of these businesses advertise in our magazine, so you can see their location on the GA map at the back of this magazine.

and runner up Aquarius.

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EVERYWHERE. LAST SEEN IN REVOLUTION SQUARE, CUBA, with LINDA & TERRY

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Luton

I would also like to thank Barry at the Gran Alacant Advertiser for following the awards again this year and also mygranalacant.com our local website for sponsoring the award for the second year running and all the other local businsses who have sponsored the awards this year.�

This years Awards night will be held at Los Belgas on Sat 16th April and is sold out every year so please book early .....I have just come off the phone with Maureen Keeler and this year we will be helping her raise money for her cancer fund.....so we will be selling tickets for a prize draw on the awards night ....any other bar or restaurant who wants help raise money towards this night please contact me on the forum or Barry at the Gran Alacant Advertiser. I would like to thank all those who took place in the voting with the forums getting close to twenty thousand hits ....but its not just about who wins.... all those restaurants nominated are winners OUR MAGAZINE here .....give them all a visit .... GETS


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The woman says: "Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every time my husband comes home drunk, he beats me to a pulp."

The Doctor says: "I have a real good cure for that. When your husband comes home drunk, just take a glass of sweet tea and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don't swallow it until he goes to bed and is asleep."

Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn.

The woman says: "Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband came home drunk, I swished with sweet tea. I swished and swished, and he didn't touch me! How does the tea do that?"

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POZO TAPADO Como sabeís, lo hacemos lo mejor que podemos en las reuniones con el alcalde para avanzar con cosas que son importantes para algunos de nuestros lectores. Hace tiempo, Jeff nos comentó que había un pozo en la calle por el que pasó con su motocicleta, casi causándole una caída. Mencionamos esto en una reunión y nos dijeron que estaba en la lista de cosas para hacer. Hemos estado mirando el pozo cada vez que pasamos por ahí, esperando que algún día se arreglara, y justo antes de Navidades, sin aviso, lo arreglaron. Así que, un regalito de Navidad para Jeff y el resto de coches y motos que han tenido que pasar por este obstáculo.

Zoals u weet doen we steeds ons best op de vergaderingen om dingen klaar te krijgen die belangrijk zijn voor onze lezers.

Translations kindly supplied by Camila from OʼDuills & Alain from Los Belgas

El mes pasado, publicamos un plano con el terreno que será usado para la Iglesia nueva. Puedes ver en el plano que no se puede construir más cerca de la zona de petanca por ser una zona verde en la que no se puede construir. Publicaremos los planos de construcción cuando los tengamos, hemos hecho ver a Loreto la preocupación de los residentes más cercanos con respecto a las vistas. Este terreno ha sido arrendado a la Iglesia, así que siempre será del Ayto. La construcción de la Iglesia no tendrá coste alguno para el Ayto. Se creyó importante para aquellos de GA queriendo una Iglesia, que se les diera esta oportunidad.

Están colocando aceras nuevas enfrente del supermercado Quicksave, a lo largo de la carretera hasta cerca del faro. Las aceras que hay en este momento son las originales Gran Alacant. La única fuente de Gran Alacant va a ser abierta oficialmente el 13 de febrero a las 12h. Han tenido muchos problemas para hacer que esta fuente

Een tijdje geleden klaagde jeff over het deksel van de rioolering toen hij er met zijn Motobike overreed en bijna viel .

We hebben dit bij de vergadering besproken en op een latere datum zelfs nogmaals en toen werd ons geinformeerd dat het op de 'te doen lijst' stond .iedere keer als we voorbij de riooleringsput kwamen ,hoopten we dat het al hersteld was en juist voor Kerstmis was het deksel hersteld, dus een vroeg kerstmisgeschenk voor Jeff en iedereen die er hinder van heeft gehad .

Vorige maand publiceerden wij het gebied van het stuk land dat voor de nieuwe Kerk moet worden gebruikt. U kunt zien van het plan in bijlage dat het niet dichtbij aan het petancgebied kon worden gebouwd aangezien dit groen land is en niet op gebouwd mag worden . Wij zullen om het even welke bouwplannen publiceren wanneer wij hen in bezit hebben .We hebben onze mening duidelijk gemaakt aan Loreto om respect te hebben voor het zicht van de bewoners die in die woonwijk wonen .

Dit stuk land is verhuurd aan de Kerk zo het altijd bezit blijven van het Stadhuis . De bouw en het situeren van de kerk zullen het Stadhuis niets kosten. Het werd belangrijk geacht dat die, die op GA een Kerk willen die ook werd gegeven.

De nieuwe voetpaden worden helemaal aangelegd aan de tegenovergestelde kant van de weg van Quicksave, helemaal tot aan de vuurtoren. Deze bestratingen zijn op het ogenblik, de originele van toen Gran Alacant eerste geboren was. De enige fontein op Gran Alacant zal

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funcione. Sólo demuestra que incluso el Ayto. tiene problemas a la hora de hacer las cosas (nada nuevo entonces). Una placa oficial será incluida en la rotonda, mostrando así, que Gran Alacant es parte de Santa Pola. Un problema que nos ha comentado una madre residente; "La policia local está parando a mi hijo constantemente, pidiéndole documentación. ¿Que documentación debe llevar?". Cuando le preguntamos a Loreto, llamó al Jefe de Policía. La Policía no debe pedir DNI a un menor. Tenemos una respuesta a esto, y hemos hablado con la madre. Si tienes el mismo problema, llámanos.

Hubo un accidente de moto que causó una muerte en la urbanización entre Correos y GA Centro Comercial. Se cerró la calle durante un tiempo.

Estamos viendo como los dueños de las huertos están haciendo uso de sus nuevas parcelas.

Y ahora una oportunidad para mirar las ediciones del año pasado, para recordar todo lo que ha pasado en nuestras urbanizaciones en los últimos 12 meses.

Casi todos los meses publicamos fotos de nuestros anunciantes de los eventos que tomaron lugar en sus locales.

Enero Se estaba trabajando en nuestro nuevo parque y el cerco del Clot. La idea de los huertos ya estaba en el aire. Se estaba debatiendo sobre el diseño de la rotonda de abajo de la cuesta del Maxcoop.

Febrero Lo principal fue la apertura del parque. Muchas personas preguntaron por los huertos. Hubo más de 1000 inscripciones para la 1/2 maratón de Santa Pola el 24 de ese mes. El 23 estuvimos en la apertura del estadio mejorado de Santa Pola. Marzo Estuvimos en la apertura oficial del

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officieel om 12 u 's middags worden geopend op 13 Februari .

Er zijn zoveel hindernissen tussengekomen om de fontein te laten werken . Het toont enkel aan dat zelfs ons Stadhuis problemen heeft om dingen gedaan te krijgen ( niets nieuws dan ).

Het officiele embleem zal worden aangebracht aan het rondpunt om te laten zien dat wij van GA deel uitmaken van Santa Pola .

Een probleem dat aan ons werd vertelt door een moeder die hier vaste bewoner is . „Mijn zoon wordt steeds tegen gehouden door de lokale politie en zij vragen om zijn identiteitskaart .

Welke identiteitskaart moet hij aan voldoen“. Toen wij Loreto informatie vroegen belde zij de Hoofdcommisaris van de Politie.

De politie zou niet om deze identiteitskaart van een minderjarige mogen vragen. Wij hebben een antwoord en dit hebben wij met de moeder besproken. Wij willen dit niet op papier zetten , maar als u hetzelfde probleem heeft, gelieve ons een belletje te geven .

Er was een noodlottig ongeval met een scooter tussen het postkantoor en het Commerciële centrum van GA, dat de weg voor een tijdje afgesloten was.

Het is aardig om de toewijzingseigenaars te zien gebruik makend van hun nieuwe percelen.

En nu is de kans om door de tijdschriften terug te gaan, om u aan alles te herinneren dat op onze urbanisatie in de loop van de laatste twaalf maanden gebeurd is.

De meeste maanden droegen wij fotos van onze adverteerders van gebeurtenissen die in hun lokaal plaatsvonden.

Januari Werk was aan de gang om ons nieuw park en het schermen van allen langs de rand van de Clot. Het toewijzingsidee werd ook verzwegen aan ons. De besprekingen vonden ook plaats om de rotonde beneden aan de Maxcoopheuvel te modelleren .


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S O LD Urb: Monte y Mar GA0013 Duplex, Aurora Plus 2/3 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, sea views, basement/bed 3, A/C heating, communal pool. Top GA

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Urb: Don Pueblo III GA0123 Duplex, 3 bed, 2 bath, huge basement, furnished, fireplace, aircon/heating, tennis courts and com pool. Gated community

Urb: Monte y Mar GA0048 Duplex, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, views, south facing, aircon/heating and communal pool. Bottom GA

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Urb: Don Pueblo III GA0061 Duplex, 2 beds, 2 bath, fully furnished, fireplace, terrace, communal pool. Gated community

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157,500 euro

Urb: Monte y Mar GA0137 Duplex, 2/3 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, large garden, fly screens, basement/bed 3 and communal pool. Top GA

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Urb: Monte y Mar GA0133 Apartment, ground floor, 3 bed, 1 bath, furnished, a/c, heating, under-floor heatingbathroom and com pool. Negotiable

Urb: Monte y Mar GA0062 Detached villa, 3 bed, 3 bath, plot 400sqm, fireplace, large solarium, private pool, furnished and sea views

Urb: Monte y Mar GA0145 Detached villa, 3 bed, 3 bath, fully furnished, aircon/heating, private pool and plot 400 m2. Bottom GA. Negotiable

Urb: Puerto Marino GA0118 Chalet, detached, 3 bed, 3 bath, furnished, plot 220m2, solarium, terrace, a/c heating, com pool and close to amenities. Negotiable

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We have two offices on Gran Alacant.

For the location of both, see the GA map at the back of this magazine. Easy to use web page updated daily in Spanish and English.

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For Adoption www.petsinspain.info

in La Marina

This beautiful Husky/Malamute cross was found on a main road leading to an urbanization. He has a fantastic temperament and is a very obedient dog. He is just 18 months, he loves everyone and is good with other dogs. We have named him Suko.

Dennis is 4 months old and a very intelligent large puppy. He is playful and attentive and loves everyone. He is good with children and other dogs.

A man who had seen this Cocker Spaniel wandering the streets enticed her into his garden and then phoned us. A visit to the vet confirmed that she was heavily pregnant. Two days later in the kennels she gave birth to ten puppies overnight. Mum and pups have been moved to a foster home and are now available for adoption.

Dan is a beautiful Ginger and White cat. He is very sociable and good with other cats, approx 1 year old and likes to sit on your lap.

Lilly is about 18 months old, blood tested again and vaccinated, and spayed

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parque nuevo. Se estuvo debatiendo sobre el tren turístico de Gran Alacant. Se supo sobre la modernización del centro de salud para incluir un nuevo servicio pediátrico.

Abril Más de 150 personas estuvieron plantando árboles en el Clot. Con el tema de las cacas de perros, solicitamos un controlador para GA. Estuvimos en las charlas del Consulado Británico de Alicante en el Life Resort. También se estuvo debatiendo sobre los residentes aparcando cerca del Life Resort. Para las caravanas en el clot, mejor señalizadas. Un subsidio de 5 millones para rotondas, gasolinera y mejor tecnología en el Ayuntamiento.

Mayo La Policía Local salvó la vida de un hombre en una explosión de gas en la urbanización. Hicimos fotos del mercado medieval de Pascua. Se hicieron trabajos para aliviar las inundaciones de Av. Noruega con la introducción de nuevas cañerías. Fotos y noticias del interior del centro deportivo. Se mejoraron las zonas de descanso y paseo de la cuesta de la playa. Se mejoró la curva peligrosa entre Correos y el Centro Comercial. Terry O'Shea lanzó su libro "Sandals & Slippers". En nuestra foto de portada estaban los participantes de la caminata benéfica de MABS.

Junio Empezamos con las historias de Rover 400. Vimos fotos del Alcalde visitando el museo del barco de Santa Pola. Se inició un debate para crear un mercadillo de segunda mano en Gran Alacant. Enseñamos los planos de las parcelas que se usarán para construir 2 hoteles en el futuro. También mostramos una propuesta para una vía de ciclistas, y los terrenos para los huertos. Julio Enseñamos fotos de la primera producción de nuestro grupo de teatro G.A.S.P.

Februari Het Belangrijkste punt van februari was het openen van het park.Vele namen zijn er toegekomen bij ons in verband met de tuintjes . Er waren over duizend inschrijvingen voor het Santa Pola 1/2 marathon die op de vierentwintigste van de maand in werking werd gesteld.

De hondpoep werd nogmaals vermeld en op de drieëntwintigste waren wij bij de opening van het betere voetbalstadion van Santa Pola.

Maart Wij waren bij de officiële opening van het nieuwe park. De besprekingen waren aan de gang over de nieuwe toeristentrein voor Gran Alacant.

Wij werden over de opknapping in het gezondheidscentrum verteld om een nieuwe pediatrische dienst krijgen .

April Meer dan 150 mensen plantte bomen in de Clot.

De petitie ivb bevuiling van de honden die door ons is begonnen, proberen we om een permanente hondwachter op Gran Alacant te krijgen. Wij waren bij de besprekingen bij de Toevlucht van het Leven door het Britse Consulaat van Alicante. De besprekingen gingen ook over bewoners die te dichtbij de life resort parkeren.

Campervans in de Clot die van betere parkeerborden word voorzien.

De 5 miljoen subsidie voor rotondes, pompstation, en betere technologie voor het Stadhuis.

May De Lokale politie redde in mei het leven van een man in een explosie van de gascilinder op de urbanisatie. Wij hadden fotos van de middeleeuwse markt tijdens paasvakantie. Wij hadden nieuws en fotos over de werkzaamheden aan eleviate overstroming langs Avenida Noregua met de introductie van het nieuwe pijpwerk. De beelden en het nieuws van de dichtbijgelegen voltooiing van de binnenkant van de sporten centreren. Ook vermeld werd de re generatie van Av Mediterraneo van het postkantoor naar de strandheuvel. Het werk werd voltooid op de

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Se anunció que un nuevo tren turístico iría a lo largo de la costa hasta Santa Pola, con acceso a dos chiringuitos de playa. Nuestra petición para un controlador para las cacas de perro llegó a su fin. Imprimimos la ruta del tren de GA. Nos enviaron fotos de la nueva vía ciclista por la costa hacia Santa Pola.

Agosto En nuesta portada: fotos del éxito de la selección Española en la Copa del Mundo. También había fotos de la travesía a nado Santa Pola/Tabarca y del interior modernizado del polideportivo. Los huertos se completaron. Fotos de la rotonda casi completada. Nuestro mapa enseñaba dónde estaría la nueva farmacia.

Septiembre Terry O'Shea se tiró en parapente para la asociación MABS (grupo apoyo cáncer) y se anunció para Septiembre el evento de bolos de GA. Con más fotos vimos los incendios en el campo. Se inauguró oficialmente la rotonda de Santa Pola además de la finalización de la carretera entre Santa Pola y Elche. Octubre Fue el primer mes que introducimos las traducciones en Español y Holandés para nuestros lectores extranjeros. Se vieron las fotos de Terry saltando del acantilado. Las cañerías para las inundaciones se completaron y nuestra petición para los perros se presentó al Ayto. Mencionamos los problemas con las aceras resbaladizas. El 10 de ese mes vimos las carreras en el aparcamiento del Centro Comercial. Nos preguntaron si las fotos de los eventos estaban disponibles, la respuesta es no por ahora, en este año nuevo empezaremos a dar este servicio. Fotos también de las 2 nuevas motocicletas para la Policia de Santa Pola. Noviembre Nuestra portada mostraba a los concejales recibiendo un premio en Madrid. Un coro cantó en el Life Resort para fin benéfico. Otro

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gevaarlijke kromming tussen het postkantoor en het Commerciële centrum van GA. Een boeklancering vond ook, Sandals & Pantoffels door de Sheaboom van Terry O plaats'. Ons schutbladbeeld toonde die die aan de gang van de Liefdadigheid van Kanker MABS deelnamen.

Juni begonnen wij ons Rover 400 verhaal dat wij in series vervaardigden. Wij hadden beelden van de Burgemeester die het bootmuseum in Santa Pola bezoekt. Een eerste begin werd gemaakt om een autolaars op Gran Alacant te proberen en op te zetten. Wij toonden percelen op de kaart van GA waar 2 hotels in de toekomst kunnen worden gebouwd. De beelden toonden de voorgestelde cyclusmanier, en de plaats voor de toewijzingen.

Juli toonde beelden van de eerste volledige productie van onze Groep G.A.S.P. van het Theater van Gran Alacant.

Een (niet echte) tijger werd gezien in de Klonter. Men kondigde aan dat een nieuwe toeristentrein langs de kust aan Santa Pola zou lopen. Het zou ook tot twee op de voorstaven van het marktstrand toegang hebben. Onze hond die verzoek bevuilt nam zijn conclusie. Een handelsbeurs moest begin Juli plaatsvinden. Wij drukten de route voor de nieuwe orbitale toeristentrein. Wij werden ook verzonden beelden van de nieuwe cyclusweg door naar Santa Pola.

Augustus Ons schutblad toonde beelden van het succes van het Spaanse voetbalteam in de Kop van de Wereld. Wij hadden ook beelden van Tabarca/Santa Pola en van de binnenkant zwemmen knap van de sporthal op. De toewijzingen werden voltooid. Meer vuilnis het verschijnen en beelden van de bijna voltooide nieuwe rotonde. Onze kaart toonde waar nieuwe

Farmacia aan en van de plaats bepaalde van.

De de klippen sprong van september A door de Sheaboom van Terry O', werd voor de MABS kankergroep en de grote de kommengebeurtenis van GA aangekondigd om in September plaats te vinden.


incendio en GA. Os preguntamos que os parecía que la compañía de gas levantara todos nuestras calles. El premio Chickenwing Mejor Restaurante empezó este mes y los dueños de los huertos fueron seleccionados. La parte final de la historieta "2 hombres y un Rover". Un exitoso desfile de moda dió lugar el 28.

Diciembre Fotos de una nueva rotonda en la carretera de Elche y una Gran Fiesta de Calle el día 5 de ese mes. Informamos sobre todas las actividades de Navidad en GA. Tuvimos dos informes policiales y en el forum sigue debatiéndose el premio a mejor restaurante. Son sólo algunas noticias que hemos contado durante el año. Esperamos que el 2011 nos traiga muchas más. (incluyendo el campo de golf!!)

Meer beelden toonden de struikbranden op GA. De beelden toonden het officiële openen van de rotonde in Santa Pola en ook van de voltooiing van de nieuwe weg enkel buitenkant Santa Pola op de weg voor Elche.

Oktober was de eerste maand wij de druk van onze nieuwspagina's in het Spaans en het Nederlands voor onze buitenlandse lezers introduceerden.

Beelden die van Terry van de klip springen. De vloedbuisleidingen werden voltooid en de hond knoeit verzoek werd voorgesteld aan het Stadhuis. Wij vermeldden het probleem met wat van de gladde bestratingen van GA. Tiende van de maand zagen de lopende races op het Commerciële parkeerterrein van GA. Wij werden gevraagd of waren diverse beelden van de gebeurtenissen van Gran Alacant beschikbaar. Het antwoord was hoofdzakelijk een nr, maar wij bij het

tijdschrift beginnen om dit soort de dienst in het nieuwe jaar te verlenen.

Beeld ook van de 2 nieuwe motoren voor de Politie van Santa Pola.

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November Ons schutblad toonde onze Raadsleden die een toekenning in Madrid ontvangen. Liefdadigheidschoir het zingen vond bij de Toevlucht van het Leven, met beelden in deze uitgave plaats. Een andere brand op GA en wij vroegen wat u al gedachte over het omhoog tearing gasbedrijf onze aardige urbanisatie. De Chickenwing restauranttoekenning moest deze maand beginnen en de toewijzingsnamen waren geselecteerd. Het definitieve deel van onze 2 mensen en Rover. De succesvolle manier toont op de achtentwintigste plaatsvond.

De Beelden van december van de nieuwe rotonde op de Elche weg en de grote straatpartij op vijfde van de maand. Wij maakten een lijst van de activiteiten van Kerstmis voor GA. Wij hadden 2 politierapporten over gebeurtenissen die plaatsvonden en de de toekenning van het forumrestaurant stemming was goed en echt in gebruik.

Enkel enkelen van de nieuwsverhalen die wij over tijdens het jaar hebben gerapporteerd.

Hoop dat 2011 veel meer brengt. (met inbegrip van de golfcursus!!!!)

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Saturday 12 February 2011.

Special celebration with many surprises. ‌ For those that are enamored and those who look for love.

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Chill out and relax with Music and Sport All the Premiership football action shown with Multi-screen viewing Fun Quiz every Thursday @ 9.30pm Plus Guess the Year, big money! Saturday Night Bonus ball and Open the Box Free Wi Fi Happy Hour 5-7pm everyday Winter Opening Hours Open 5.00pm Tuesday - Friday Sat & Sun Open 2.00pm Earlier opening for Football

Coming soon monthly Auction

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Dr Don Hender is the Director of Living Word Open Study Bible School: (Bournemouth) Dr Hender has also been the director of Pre-millenial & Dispensation Ministry for 9 years. He has links with many Christian Ministries, including Prayer for Israel & Christian Friends of Israel. He is on the council of Prophetic Witness & is a trustee of Bolcans Vision. Dr. Hender leads Christian tours & organises conferences & he is an experienced speaker & expounder of the full council of the Word of God, travelling widely throughout the world including U.S.A. South Africa, Maldova, Bulgaria, Ukraine & many times to Israel. Dr. Hender has been a Christian for 52 years. During his time here visiting Spain he will be joined by Diane Hoskins a friend a colleague who herself would have just returned from ministry in Estonia, & would be very happy to tell of her work & many experiences in the Lords Ministry. As Dr. Hender & Diane look forward to a time of refreshment and fellowship, we very much look forward to their visit with us & extend to then both a warm welcome by The Lords Grace

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Finally something new, fresh and different in Gran Alacant. Our menu variety is traditional Mexican food and Tex-Mex Food! Nice cocktails, live entertainment! Check facebook to keep up to date phone: 646046637 e-mail: eltexicano.ga@gmail.com facebook: El Texicano Carabasi Complex Av Noruega Gran Alacant

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La Marina..La Marina..La Marina..La Mar

in La Marina

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rina..La Marina..La Marina..La Marina

Residiendo en una comunidad de viviendas igualmente atractivas encontramos este modelo julia, construido en bloques de 4, con buena altura para crear semi-sotano si se requiere. Brevemente consiste de terraza, salon / comedor, cocina independiente, 3 dormitorios, baño, galeria y solarium con vistas lejanas. La vivienda se ofrece amueblado y con acceso a dos piscinas comunitarias. 85.000 Euros Ref: Q2441

A superb detached model Lola situated on a very good size plot of 207m2 with ample room to locate a large swimming pool, situated in a highly desirable area of the Urbanisation within a three minute walk to local amenities. The property overlooks a well maintained communal green area and also offers, salon, newly fitted kitchen, utility area, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and being offered fully furnished. An internal viewing is strongly recommended.

Modelo Lola independiente situado en una parcela de aprox. 207 m2 con amplio sitio para colocar una piscina, situado en una zona muy deseada de la urbanización, aprox. 3 minutos andando del centro comercial. Situado mirando una zona verde impecable con salon, cocina nueva, 2 dormitorios, baño y amueblado. Se recomienda visita interna. 99.000 Euros

Ref: D2493

La Marina..La Marina..La Marina..La Marina..La Marina..La Marina

Residing within a community of equally attractive villas is this quad model Julia offering superb elevation with the potential to create a large family home or independent living accommodation. Briefly comprising of an elevated sun terrace, salon/dining room, independent kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, utility room and a large sun solarium that enjoys far reaching views. The property is being offered fully furnished & has access to two communal swimming pools.

Situated in a tranquil & residential area of the Urbanisation we find this detached property having been extended to now offer an affordably sized property. Offering spacious gardens with room to accommodate a swimming pool if required, off-road parking, elevated covered entrance sun terrace, salon, independent kitchen, galeria, dining room (potential for a 3rd bedroom), 2 bedrooms, bathroom and being offered fully furnished.

Situado en una zona tranquila y residencial de la urbanization encontramos esta vivienda independiente que ha sido ampliado para ofrecer un buen tamaño. Jardines espaciosos para colocar piscina si se requiere, aparcamiento, terraza cubierta, salon, cocina independiente, galeria, comedor (ideal para 3er dormitorio), 2 dormitorios, baño y se ofrece amueblado.

105.000 Euros

Ref: D2488

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The Stratus Group are expanding to include Gran Alacant areas. WE WOULD LIKE TO SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR YOU.. ...ADVERTISE IT ON OUR WEBSITE..AND ON THIS PAGE FOR FREE WE ADVERTISE ALL OVER THE COSTA BLANCA €148,995 €183,995 €94,996 To see the properties and land we have on offer please log on to: www.granalacantvillas.com For sales 0034 627 241 129 & quote GAAdvertiser Email: sales@granalacantvillas.com

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Santa Sol on Gran Alacant

Many of you will know Murphy from his regular Sol Builders advert with our magazine.

He is someone on Gran Alacant who does so much to support good causes.

This Christmas, for the third year, he has donated free work from himself, to a worthy cause, and this year saw more requests than ever before and Murphy selected, in his own words.............

“Picked Maureen Keeler everyone in GA knows Maureen as a big fund raiser for Cancer charities and recently has had to fight cancer herself. She has a lot of water coming in her roof and walls and a lot of dampness at her front door so I will be visiting her and doing the work for her.�

So many people on Gran Alacant do so much for the community and we at the magazine want to let our readers know all of the good that goes on.

BE ALERT FOR A SCAM ON GRAN ALACANT Someone pretending to need to borrow around 5o euro because he needs a locksmith to get him into his house. DO NOT GIVE HIM MONEY

M.A.B.S. on GRAN ALACANT

Jan and Angela the Co-ordintors for the MABS Branch at Gran Alacant will be at the Santa Pola Marathon on Sunday 23rd January to support and cheer on Sharon Walton and Angela Gatward who are walking to raise money for MABS and Angela's mother Janet has been working hard getting in the sponsorship. They are coming over this weekend especially to take part and we will have pictures and how they got on in the next issue. For any information or help please contact Jan 966 697 754 or Angela 965 060 182.

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Compiled and produced on

GRAN ALACANT printed in

SANTA POLA Your LOCAL magazine Here is the programme of events to take place during January February & March at the Santa Pola Theatre Casa de Cultura.

The location of this wonderful Theatre is marked on our Santa Pola map.

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Hi everybody, In February, apart from the cold weather, there are specials things to do like, once again, going to see the parade of Moors and Christians in Bocairente held on 2nd of February, Also fiestas held in Sax 22nd to 23rd . Another activity in February are Carnivals, all Towns along the Costa Blanca celebrate Carnivals, one of the best in the area is the one held in Torrevieja. However, if you really want to see something spectacular go to see one held in the village of Aguilas 3rd 12th, a bit further down from Cartagena.

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for further information please ring: 966 692 276

Lets talk now about the almond blossom the inland becomes certainly pretty, almost everybody knows Jalon valley or Guadalest valley but not too many people know my favourite, which in my opinion is the most beautiful in the all Costa Blanca “El valle de la Seta�. It could be beginning, middle or end of the month, but it lasts about ten days. Bye bye friends.


WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT? by Mark Etheridge

“What we need”, said the wife to me at the end of last year, “is a new paint scheme in this house”. Well that left me feeling like a constipated cat as I was forced to contemplate a Dulux Paint colour chart with such esoteric names as Taupe, Henna, Muscadet and Cotton. Why they can’t give more descriptive names is beyond me – what’s wrong with Grubby Yellow, Off-White or Sickly Green – these I can understand and relate to. However, there’s one of those odd names which I do know, and that is the greenish blue colour which is called Teal. And here’s where it comes from, the Common Teal which is known in Spanish as Cerceta común, and this is the most numerous winter duck to be found on the pools in the Clot from September to March. The Teal colour name comes from the blue-green stripe around the head of the male duck, who at this time of year is developing his finest breeding plumage ready for the season ahead. There are usually up to a hundred Teal in the Clot during the winter months, the drake wearing his finery as seen in my picture, the duck has a more subdued brown plumage suited to hiding away in the undergrowth when she is nesting. Both birds have an electric blue flash on their wings (known as the speculum) which can only be seen when they move their wings. They will fly northwards around

the end of March to cooler climes where they can raise their young without the risk of the ducklings turning into crispy duck in the hot Spanish sun. Whilst wintering in Spain, they will be eating mostly vegetable matter found in the water; it is no good throwing them breadcrumbs as they will ignore them, unlike the Mallards which will do just about anything short of a fandango for a piece of bread. They are also much shyer than the Mallards, and will scoot away if they become aware of human observers, which is one reason why you should be quiet when in the hides in the Clot. There is an old argument about whether you get wetter in the shower by standing still or moving about (look it up on the Internet, you’ll see endless arguments both for and against). The Teal most decidedly comes down in the moving about camp; if you watch them for any length of time you will see that one of their bathing techniques involves a high-speed dash along the surface of the water, ending in a crash dive just below the surface. I suppose this is their equivalent of a pressure wash, I don’t know if it’s effective, but I don’t plan to try it myself. See you next month.

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DOGS GROOMING & SHAMPOOING

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FERAL (animals) FRIENDS OF GRAN ALACANT & nearby areas It´s been many Vet Bills, animals in need, make a donation Bancaja Account no. 2077 7611 0011 4035 FUND RAISING BOOT SALE – RASTRO EVERY 1st SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IN WINTER MONTHS FROM 10.00 TO 14.00 at SUNSET BAR Carabassi Bar Centre, Gran Alacant Weather permitting New (or as new) articles and items at very low prices Books: Buy 2 or more at 0,50 cts. ea. (hardbacks & dvd’s 1€ each) Come and Support the cause by grabbing a bargain

In need of urgent adoption.

Needs hip surgery. Can you please donate towards it?

Animals NEED our help constantly ! PLEASE NO ARTICLES ACCEPTED DAY OF STALL/SALE

We do not have a shelter. Our work is to trap ferals to sterelize them and help animals in other ways.

Now we have several kittens & adults FOR ADOPTION

Donations, volunteers or Info...feralfriends.ga.@gmail.com or 697 574 199 except Sundays

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Ctra Elche nยบ 13 Santa Pola Motobikes - Scooters - Buggies - Mini bikes - All accessories

telephone 966693333

SPECIAL

WINTER PRICES see below

LEONART 125cc motorbikes can be ridden on a car license

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WORDSEARCH

WORDSEARCH wild birds

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SUDOKU ANSWERS ON GRAN ALACANT MAP PAGE

To solve the puzzle each 3 x 3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9.

While the rules of this logic puzzle may be simple, there are numerous strategies to help you solve Sudoku. For hints and information visit www.sudoku.org.uk DOODLE AREA

Difficulty rating: easy Difficulty rating: hard

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A map to help you find places of interest, and the locaton of all of 8 CARABASI BAR COMPLEX (DOWN THE HILL) AQUARIUS - HISPANIA PHOENIX - CASANOVA PHOENIX LOUNGE BAR O始DUILLS - LOS BELGAS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS YELLOW SUBMARINE OCEAN 11

BAILEYS

SCHOOL

ALLOTMENTS

PROPOSED SITE OF THE NEW CHURCH

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PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

PLAZA MAYOR

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Vet GA Exotics Darby始s Chippy Simple Spanish Mortgages

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2 GA BOWLS CLUB

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Euronics

EURONICS ELECTRICAL

GRILL FLAVOUR

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AT THETOP FLOOR OF THE GA COMMERCIAL CENTRE

PROPOSED SITE FOR A NEW HEALTH CENTRE, AND A SECOND SCHOOL

CHIROPODY & PHYSIOTHERAPY

IMPORTANT TELEP

SUDOKU SOLUTIONS

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Aquagest 24hr............. ..........902 250 170 Aeropuerto..............................966 919 000 Ayuntamiento-Gran Alacant. ............966 697 749 Alicante Bus Station...............965 130 700 Alicante Train Station.............902 240 202 Bomberos (Fire).....................085 Biblioteca (Library)..................966 692 773 Butano gas..............................966 672 222 Guardia Civil............................062 Guardia Civil............................965 411 290


our advertisers on Gran Alacant. Get your business on our map. PARK

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TOURIST INFORMATION

1 MAXCOOP SUPERMARKET 2 SUPERVALU SUPERMARKET 3 MERCADONA SUPERMARKET 4 MEDICAL CENTRE G.A. COUNCILLOR MUNICIPAL OFFICES LIBRARY ROSA PHYSIOTHERAPY 5 THURSDAY MARKET 6 POST OFFICE 7 SCHOOL

PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

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GA farmacia present location green arrow, new location blue arrow

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Quicksave SPORTS CENTRE

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THE BULL (EL TORRO) HOMEFINDERS/SOLEIL GRANNET G.A. SERVICES & SOL COMPUTERS VICTORIA FRICANDO DESTINATIONS

PHONE NUMBERS

Iberdrola................................901 202 020 Library GA............................ 966 697 110 Local Police...........................092 Local Police...........................965 411 103 Medical Health Service........966 699 081 National Police......................091 Red Cross (Cruz Roja)........965 416 936 Red Cross emergencies.....112 Rubbish collection.................966 693 955 Suma......................................965 292 000 Telefonica..............................1004

PATAGONIA no.6 STEAK HOUSE

below, ARE THE BUS TIMES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT. (Monday to Friday) THE MAIN BUS TIMETABLES ARE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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ORBITAL BUS ROUTE ON GRAN ALACANT

Let the bus take the strain. Air conditioned and the cheapest transport on GA. Stops near you, every 30 minutes. Below, and on the next page are maps of Alicante, and Santa Pola to help find your way around. The Santa Pola map includes our advertisers.

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Map to help you to find your way around Santa Pola. It also includes our advertisers

Leonart

Guardia Civil

Carlin Santa Pola's Casa de Cultura Theatre in Calle Elche

SANTA POLA FOOTBALL STADIUM

1. McDonalds 2. Market and red cross bus stop 3. Main Elche street 4. Castillo 5. Town square 6. Tourist info Police station Town hall 7. Fishing port 8. Post Office

9. Tourist info 12. Salt Lake museum 13. Civic & Social Centre 15. Casa de Cultura 16. Lyneli hair 18 Santa Pola Marina. 19. Bailen

20. Aquarium 21. Suma Office 22. Public refuse tip 23. site for New swimming pool 24. Indoor market 27. Police station (Policia Local) 28. Model boating lake

29. Pola Max shopping centre

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WEEKDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

WEEKDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA

WINTER BUS TIMETABLES 1st September 2010 - 22nd June 2011


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SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA


Train Stop, Masa Complex above SuperValu

Afternoon Special 12-30-5pm

Friday & Saturday 12.30-5pm. Small Haddock or Cod & Chips €3.50

Daily Specials

Small Cod or Haddock (with a slice of bread and butter, peas or beans and a pickled onion) €5.00 Large Cod or Haddock and Chips €6.00 Large Cod or Haddock, mushy peas or beans Glass of wine, beer or soft drink Ice cream and fruit €10.00

February Special K.F.C. Fillet & Chips €3.50

Free delivery on orders over €10.00 Eat in or take away. Tel: 966 697 070

February opening hours Monday - Thursday 5pm-10pm

at the PLAZA MAYOR Complex Gran Alacant Above Super Valu

Friday 12.30-10pm Saturday 12.30-10pm Sunday 5pm-10pm


Gran Alacant Advertiser Feb 2011