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USEFUL NUMBERS

Emergencies – 112 Fire Station – 085 Local Police (Gran Alacant) - 96 669 7749 Local Police (Santa Pola) - 96 541 11 03 Guardia Civil - 96 541 12 90 Red Cross – 96 541 69 36 Town Hall 96 669 77 49 Hidraqua - 900 210 100 Hidraqua (Leaks/Problems) 900 101 270 Iberdrola - 901 202 020 Airport - 96 691 9000 Library - 96 669 7110 Sports Centre - 96 667 8152 Health Centre - 96 691 2360 Health Centre Santa Pola - 96 691 5300 Tourist Office - 96 669 6052 SUMA - 96 529 2036 Taxis - 96 541 11 11 - 96 541 2525

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Local Weather - Your fortnightly forecast

Your horoscope

GRAN ALACANT TOURIST TRAIN Timetable

(On the hour at the municipal centre half past the hour at Commercial Centre)

SUMMER 1st June - 15th september Every hour 10am until 2pm 4pm - 12am From 16/September to 15/October Monday to Sundays 10:00h to 14:00h and from 16:00h to 22:00h From 16/October to 31/MaRch Tuesday to Saturday 11:00h to 14:00h

Latest Spanish property The TOP 10 market Countries with thedata Best Weather

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From 01/April to 31/May Monday to Saturday 10:00h to 14:00h and from 16:00h to 20:00h

1 Greece 2 Spain house price index 3 Portugal change 6.24% (Q1 2018) 4Annual Italy 5 Cyprus 6 New Zealand 7 Australia total house sales 8Annual Brazil change 7.97% (Q1 2018) 9 Malta 10 Fiji

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sales to international buyers Annual change 0.44% (Q1 2018)

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domestic mortgage approvals Annual change 6.45% (Mar 2018) Sources: Ministry of Development, National Institute of Statistics June 13 July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19 July 20 July 21 July 22 July 23 July 24 July 25 July 26 July

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Rise Set 06:50 21:24 06:50 21:24 06:51 21:23 06:52 21:23 06:52 21:22 06:53 21:22 06:54 21:21 06:55 21:20 06:56 21:20 06:56 21:19 06:57 21:18 06:58 21:17 06:59 21:17 07:00 21:16

Day length 14:34 14:33 14:32 14:31 14:29 14:28 14:27 14:25 14:24 14:22 14:21 14:19 14:17 14:16

summer BUS TIMES Weekends & Fiestas SANTA POLA - ALICANTE

Stop for annual maintenance From 07/January to 31/January.

Monday to Friday Santa Pola: 6.00am. 6.40. 7.15. 8.00. 8.30. 9.00. 9.40. 10.00.10.35. 11.00. 11.30. 12.00. 12.35. 13.00. 13.30. 14.20. 15.20. 16.00. 16.30.17.00. 17.30. 18.00. 18.30. 19.00. 19.30. 20.00. 20.30.21.30. 22.30.

Every half hour AM. Then 13.00. 13.30. 14.00. 15.00. 16.00. 16.30. 17.00. 18.00. 18.30. 19.00. 20.00. 21.00. 22.15.

Gran Alacant: 6.05. 6.50. 7.25. 7.40. 8.05. 8.40. 9.40. 10.00. 10.25. 10.45. 11.10. 11.40. 11.5. 12.10. 12.45. 13.40. 14.30. 15.30. 16.15. 16.40.17.40. 18.00. 18.40. 19.10. 19.40. 20.40. 21.40. 22.40.

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Arenales del Sol: Same as Gran Alacant + 5 minutes

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Saturdays & Evening prayer: 18.00. Sundays & Fiestas 12.00. DUTY PHARMACY Monte De Santa Pola, 32 Urb. Don Pueblo Gran Alacant. Tel. 96 669 74 71 JULY festival calendar July 17–21: Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country July 19–22: Festival Internacional de Benicàssim July 25: Feast Day of St. James (Santiago de Compostela)

Weekends & Fiestas 7.35. 9.40. 11.40. 16.4. 18.40.

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Cost of Living in Alicante Summary about cost of living in Alicante: Four-person family monthly costs: 1,967.75€ without rent (using our estimator). A single person monthly costs: 550.02€ without rent. Cost of living index in Alicante is 45.55% lower than in New York. Cost of living rank 310th out of 534 cities in the world. Alicante has a cost of living index of 54.45.

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+34 966 699 441 among us. Many locals are trying to help keep our beaches clean; following the ‘pick up 3 pieces of plastic’ campaign that we highlighted in an earlier issue. And Hector Blasco in Santa Pola and Los Arenales works tielessly to remove plastic from the beach and raise awareness of the problems it causes. But others see it as work for anyone but them, often using the argument that it ‘keeps people in jobs...’ As I said, morons do live among us. More than 50 workers were involved in the clean up which took most of the following day and while revellers slept it off the rest of the public had no access to two beautiful beaches that are for everyone, not just the selfish.

SANTA POLA LOCAL POLICE LACK RESOURCES The night of June the 23rd may well be a celebration of San Juan and a great time to get out and enjoy the fiestas. Unfortunately June the 24th has become a day of shame for the thousands of revellers that fill the beaches of Carabassi and Los Arenales each year. You would think that following recent publicity aboout plastic pollution and the harm it does to our seas that people would be a lot more careful with what they do with their rubbish when in a public area. Clearly not. As one contributor wrote in the Gasbags forum, “absolutely disgusting!” Strong words but no words can sum up the utter laziness, stupidity, carelessness and downright ignorance of the many people that left their litter on the beach of San Juan. One argument is that most peo-

ple come from out of the area, maybe so, but a hell of a lot of the revellers on the beaches are local too, and of all ages. Now while I doubt we will find anyone putting their hand up and own up to leaving rubbish on the beach that night, I bet there are plenty who were there that will say, “it wasn’t me.” While I agreee that the good people of Gran Alacant are mostly a respectful and peace loving bunch, among us a morons too. I’ll never understand the mentallity of people like this, nor do the vast majority. I once asked a young lady in a bar if she would just go without the plastic straw she had asked for for her cocktail (we had just finished discussing the plastics on the beach problem). Her reply, “My one straw won’t make any difference...” They live

Police officers will not perform extraordinary services and complain that interns perform functions that are not their job

Police unions SEP and CSIF have complaines that the functions being performed by the Interim Agents hired this summer, Agents who in principle came to perform only beach services, and who are now providing regular services outside of their remit. Which, according to the unions, is clearly not complying with the provisions of the Law Coordination of Local Police of the Valencian Community. Many of the Agents during the summer period sacrifice their free time because they understand that the larger population needs a greater police presence. However, this summer they will not perform

extraordinary services, stating they have also been deceived in the sense that they were told one thing but are doing another. They need to be organised better, they say, to be able to organise family life and that calling Agents with just several hours notice to carry out services is not complying with the provisions of the agreement. They also add that “if we add to all our demands that the authorities have not been able to resolve or improve the circumstances for 90% of the year, our population does not have a SAMU Fire or Ambulance Service with a doctor, leaving the officials we represent having to intervene in fires or sanitary interventions of extreme gravity without the proper means “. For these and many other reasons that have been reported the police feel cheated and ignored, “without proper clothing, without vests, without resources, without vehicles.” They went on to add that officers would in any case always watch out for the security of the citizens and visitors of Santa Pola, as it has done since it was established. Santa Pola installs two weather stations on the beach and in Gran Alacant Santa Pola now has, for the first time, two meteorological stations that will allow to weather to be displayed in real time defining the variables of temperature, rain, wind or humidity. These data are accessible to the anyone via the internet (www. avamet.org) or from the mobile application. The chosen points are the town hall building, which collects frequencies at sea level, and the other is in the municipal buildings of Gran Alacant, 100 metres above sea level.


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Gran Alacant calls for improvements in health care

The town hall asks the councillor for a grant to refurbish the doctor’s office and relocate the emergency room Gran Alacant residents are asking for more attention to be paid to the current services and to improve the conditions in which health services are provided. Gran Alacant only has a single municipal building that houses the medical office on the second floor, as well as a library and town hall office. However, the Department of Health explain that the situation of the property could change as they have requested the counseller for a grant allowed in the Valencian program of architectural intervention for premises that are used for the provision of health care. These grants would have a ceiling of 100,000 euros that would adjust to un-

dertake a comprehensive reform of the space dedicated to this service. According to the project that the technicians have prepared and that has already been sent to the Subdirectorate General of Health, the idea is to relocate servcies, such as the emergency room that would move to where the pediatric service is provided. One of the current drawbacks is the difficulty of passing stretchers through narrow corridors and that they also have to go through three social services rooms to reach the emergency room. In these municipal offices is the infamous clinic of Gran Alacant, closed since the start of the court case for which the former mayor of Santa Pola is being investigated, it could be used to relocate the pediatric room and pediatric nursing service, also in that space a warehouse would be located.

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Another robbery in a local supermarket

Dear GAN, I have just read the report on the lady robbed in the Lidl car park. I was robbed inside the Lidl supermarket yesterday afternoon (28 June).  My purse was stolen from my handbag, I got to the check out and noticed my bag was open and my purse containing about 60 euros in cash was missing, luckily I didn’t have any bank cards in the purse but it did contain my husbands and my EHIC medical cards and copies of our passports.  I did tell the Lidl staff and asked about their CCTV cameras but they told me to go to the local police who then referred us to the Guardia Civil in Santa Pola.  The officer there spoke very good English and was very helpful in filing a police report ( Dununcia) . I hope they will be able to identify this thief on Lidl’s CCTV cameras before anybody else has the misfortune to be robbed. If you put this report in your paper please keep my identity anonymous. If you or anyone else has any information please contact the Local Police.

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MUCHO ROUNDABOUTS The Santa Pola to Elche road incorporates a fifth roundabout and will add two more to reduce the danger at the crossings A new roundabout on the road between Elche and Santa Pola, will make it five and the Generalitat Valenciana has already begun the works on the roundabout on CV-865, at one of the intersections near the access to the hamlet of Valverde, where the first of the works began last year. By doing this the Consell say it is trying to make the road safer provisionally until the definitive splitting of the road can be made a reality, although, for the moment, there is no deadline for that. However, the plans of the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Mobility is to increase the number of roundabouts in the short term, the objective is to incorporate two more roundabouts, as pointed out by the general director of the area, Carlos Domingo. By the time the work is finished between Elche and Santa Pola there will be eleven roundabouts, in addition to those that may be added in successive projects. Carlos Domingo also pointed to the need to resort to these measures, “because it is the most dangerous autonomous road in the province of Alicante.”

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language, have been for years a barri-

mans (approximately one thousand)

er that, little by little, citizens of both

and there is also an important Icelan-

parties seem willing to tear down.

dic presence, as well as Irish, Scottish,

In this small Europe, which flour-

Swedish, Norwegian and French.” San Fulgencio facts: European residents are 80% of the municipal census of San Fulgencio Here lies the largest English community outside of Great Britain The number of foreigners shoots up to 17,000 during the summer Safety, health and social services, main problems

ished during the eighties in the middle of the Alicante Lowlands, there coexists a melting pot of nationalities led by the British. It is, in fact, the largest English community outside your country. There are about 6,000 of the 8,500 registered community

Welcome to San Fulgencio! In an article printed in El Mundo, titled in English “Welcome to San Fulgencio”, we get a snapshot of what our Spanish hosts think of us. The reporter had come to the area to see just what we are like, and the report is fascinating reading, especially when you consider the hostility some nations show to foreign residents. “The patrons of ‘The Angel Sports Bar’ seem to know each other quite well and convey the tranquility of their carefree way of life. At one of the tables on the terrace, Joanne and Richard read ‘The Daily Mirror’, as

they discuss the last episode of their favorite ‘soap opera’ and sip lemon tea that the waitress has just served them with a ‘good morning!’ and a big smile. Another couple, who just sat nearby, greets them politely. Although it may not seem like it, they are all far from their native England. They live in the urbanization La Marina, in the Alicante area of ​​San Fulgencio. This conglomeration of small white houses practically quadruples the volume of the traditional town, from which they separate very few kilometers away. However, social and cultural differences, and especially

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residents. Close up and more and more weight are followed by Ger-

SANTA POLA CLOSES THE CROSS TRIATHLON WITH OVER ONE HUNDRED NEW PARTICIPANTS On July 1st Santa Pola hosted the latest Cross Triathlon, which ended the with some encouring data that shows the event exceeded last years competition: more than a hundred new entrants among the 470 participants. The councillor for sports, María Dolores Tomás, positively assessed the event and said that the event went “without problems, we have managed to generate more tourism and visitors could enjoy everything that Santa Pola can offer.” The council went on to confirm that although traffic made things difficult, the local traffic was only affected in the transition phase, when the participants finished the cycling stage and began the race on foot. They wanted to assure locals and deny any claims that there were significant traffic jams in the town during the event.


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SANTA POLA LOCAL POLICE LACK RESOURCES

EXPAT FRAUDSTER ON THE LOOSE

Police officers will not perform extraordinary services and complain that interns perform functions that are not their job

Gran Alacant resident Graham Basset has done it again, gone and produced a ‘super onion’ weighing in at 11.031 Lbs or just over 5 Kilos! Using specialist soil, and a lot of patience, the green-fingered master grows many different types of super-sized vegetable in pots on his roof terrace. All we need now is a pan big enough to make onion rings!

Last month the port of alicante welcomed a visit from a replica of christopher columbus’s ship, the nao santa maria, the flagship of the fleet that discovered america in 1492. The Nao Victoria Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has an objective to assemble historical events. The replica flagship arrived in Alicante on the 4th of July and was moored until Sunday 8th, when set sail again.

BRITISH TEENAGER MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVES FALL FROM FIFTH FLOOR IN SPAIN WHILE CELEBRATING ENGLAND WORLD CUP WIN A BRITISH teen has miraculously survived after plummeting 75ft from a Mallorca balcony. The 18-year-old fell from the fifth floor while celebrating England’s World Cup victory over Colombia. The holidaymaker was luckily found outside the four-star Flamboyan Caribe Hotel by a kebab shop worker, who immediately called an ambulance. He has been taken to Son Espases Hospital after being found in a ‘serious but conscious’ condition.

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Police unions SEP and CSIF have complaines that the functions being performed by the Interim Agents hired this summer, Agents who in principle came to perform only beach services, and who are now providing regular services outside of their remit. Which, according to the unions, is clearly not complying with the provisions of the Law Coordination of Local Police of the Valencian Community. Many of the Agents during the summer period sacrifice their free time because they understand that the larger population needs a greater police presence. However, this summer they will not perform extraordinary services, stating they have also been deceived in the sense that they were told one thing but are doing another. They need to be organised better, they say, to be able to organise family life and that calling Agents with just several hours notice to carry out services is not complying with the provisions of the agreement. They also add that “if we add to all our demands that the authorities have not been able to resolve or improve the circumstances for 90% of the year, our population does not have a SAMU Fire or Ambulance Service with a doctor, leaving the officials we represent having to intervene in fires or sanitary interventions of extreme gravity without the proper means “. For these and many other reasons that have been reported the police feel cheated and ignored, “without proper clothing, without vests, without resources, without vehicles.” They went on to add that officers would in any case always watch out for the security of the citizens and visitors of Santa Pola, as it has done since it was established.

A SERIAL expat fraudster exposed many times by local media in Southern Spain is incredibly STILL making thousands from scamming holidaymakers to Spain. Paula Neale is apparently conning scores of tourists a month from rental scams, despite being arrested in May, in an ongoing police investigation. Local media revealed the British mother-of-two is continuing to snare victims while out on bail, after her arrest in Burgos. And warned that she could move to other parts of Spain. As well as new victims coming forward, y an old friend of Neale, 44, in the UK, unwittingly allowed her to use her email and her PayPal account. In an extraordinary three month period up to early June the friend claims she raked in a staggering €18,000 from apparent holiday rental deposits. In a damning breakdown of the account, which local media has a copy of, there is a total of at least €17,830 taken via PayPal. One of the victims Alex McIntyre, who is listed on the payments, said he was scheduled to stay at a villa arranged by Neale – who uses the aliases Paula Kari and Gabriel Goodman – this week in Mijas. McIntyre paid €700 for the villa near Mijas, where his aunt lives. But when he showed his aunt the pictures of the villa, she couldn’t recognise the area and when she went to look for it couldn’t find it. McIntyre tried to contact Paula – who was using her Gabriel alias – but she ignored him until he tried to cancel his PayPal payment. “She got very angry and demanded I close the PayPal dispute,” McIntyre told local media, “she blocked me on social media after telling me I would be getting no refund.” This week her long time friend in the UK, who asked to remain anonymous, told us: “She has to be stopped. It is completely wrong what she is doing.” The mother-of-two, based in the UK, said she had been contacted at the beginning of the year by Neale, who she had met five years ago when she lived in Kent. “She said she had had all her belongings stolen and had no money to pay for petrol or feed her children.

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Questions, Questions, Questions. ?????

FACTS OF LIFE

By Violet King

Have you ever considered that our unhappiness today can be a direct result of not realising certain facts about life? Just Consider this: 1 The Past: Though it cannot be changed it should constantly be recognised as having been your life’s greatest teacher. Look back if you must, not to regret or to try to re-live your life, but to learn from the person you were back then and the mistakes you made, then LET GO and MOVE ON! For every question answered two more are asked, from creation to evolution, Christianity to Buddhism, every sort of inquiry made by the intelligent and the not so including, is Trump’s hair real or a piece? Does he have a brain under it or is it a cosy keeping his tea warm? One question is still unanswered, for decades now, women of all ages come up against this same old problem on their holidays. Do they free themselves from the white marks of tyranny and go strapless or topless. After spending most of their adult lives in push-ups, pull-ins, chicken fillets, or heaven forbid, corsets, do they break free and show the world their asset? Or stay covered for the rest of their lives hiding their pride and joy from the world…? There is no easy answer to this, but one thing for sure is, it applies to both sexes these days. After quiet observation on the beach, I have concluded that many men would benefit from a holdup or a pull in strap, some have bigger boobs than most women do and certainly not as attractive. Yes, I can appreciate the female form even though I am female, but no girls, do not ask me on a date will you. Back to the question of to be or not to be topless…? I have decided this, apparently, is a personal choice thing, but a good rule of thumb for women is: Strip off your top and stand in front of a mirror, if you like what you see then go for it if you don’t but you want revenge on the male population, then go for it. If you don’t mind admiring looks from either sex, and there is no woman alive that does not wish to be overwhelmed with admiration, if they tell you otherwise they are telling porkies, so in the end, it is up to you. If you are a man… strip off and look at yourself in the mirror, but remove the beer goggles first. Patting that bulge and squeezing them moobs (man boobs) together, no matter how often you tell yourself it’s your six-pack and pecs, no, sorry boys, my advice is to go to your wife’s wardrobe, take out the top she has thrown to the back of the cupboard or on the floor and try it on. Do female kind a favour and hide some of those red lumps and bumps, stand tall and proud, remove those black socks with your trainers and please, please, please stop rolling your shorts up and tucking them in like adult nappies, this is not a good look, just buy shorter shorts PLEASE or get proper trunks. Having watched people from 18 months old to 80+ years and of both sexes and all shapes and sizes, enjoying the freedom of fresh air and sunlight on their assets my conclusion again is It’s up to you is that it’s up to each person individually. And for the cynical amongst you, no I am no pin-up model with an axe to grind.

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2 Today: This can be the result of the past and who you are at this moment in time, but today is the springboard of the rest of your life. Take control, dream your dreams, and watch reality take over. Realise that you deserve the best. Make each day important, and realise that only today need affect your future. Your past will lose effect by making today work for you. Use every day to achieve something, however small. 3 The Future: This depends on how well you have learned the lessons of the past and how you have handled each and every day. All anger comes from pain and we can be angry because of the pain of our lives not being the way we want them to be, but by learning from the past the future can be very bright ahead. Sometimes we fail to see that we are responsible for our present happiness just by having the right attitude towards the past, and by using today to result in a better future. YOU are in control – you can make real choices now, you do not have to “go with the flow”. Take encouragement from knowing that in no situation can anyone control your mind, or your response to any situation, and results are what actions were, and where your thoughts started! Read that again and think about it! You are in control of the way you think, and positive thoughts can result in positive actions if you will only let go of the past and move on mentally to where you would like to be.

If this all seems strange to you, try thinking of all the famous people you have heard of who have had deprived beginnings, some having suffered major emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Carrying their past round with them and allowing it to affect their present, or determine their future is something they all decided not to do, and by a change of attitude today you can learn to do it too. Perhaps we can realise, like them, that all negative experiences teach us something, and learn to ask ourselves… what? Empower your life today by just thinking differently about your circumstances and yourself as a person and look forward to a future you are deliberately planning. Let’s try to learn that lesson today and benefit for the rest of our lives! Till next time!

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MEET THE NEW TEAM

AT THE BELFRY ON THE SQUARE A message from Lisa and James Over the last few months, we’ve been nurturing our dreams and passion for food as we prepare to build on the success of The Belfry restaurant.

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We’ve thought long and hard about how to tell you about the changes we’re making, and we kept coming back to one thing – just let our patrons see and taste the changes for themselves! We – Lisa, James and the team – are therefore inviting you to come on over and experience The Belfry’s unique experience, whether you’re renewing a previous acquaintance or saying hello for the first time. We’re extending our service to include breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will introduce new menus to match the changing seasons. We’re also making the restaurant available for private functions. So, step out of the hustle and bustle of weekday life and come and enjoy our modern European dishes with a Mediterranean influence. There’s plenty to tempt every palate; our range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes – all enhanced with herbs and spices – create a unique combination of flavours. And freshly-prepared salads and ‘to-die-for’ desserts are key features of our menu. Alternatively, why not unwind on a Sunday afternoon by sampling our delicious carvery whilst enjoying the view overlooking the square. Whether you want a lunch à deux or a family get together, The Belfry’s beautiful dining areas are perfect for relaxing while you and your partner, or your family and friends, enjoy fantastic food. Our carvery features roasted topside of beef, gammon, pork or vegetarian options, all served with the classic Sunday roast trimmings! And not forgetting Ruth’s famous Yorkshire puddings!

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Cirque du Soleil “Totem” Friday, July 20, 2018 Cirque du Soleil opens the doors of “Totem” in Alicante. TOTEM transports the audience through a journey of human evolution, from its original form of amphibian to its ultimate desire to fly. With great acrobatic moments that recall scenes from the history of evolution, TOTEM explores what unites human beings with other species, their dreams and their infinite potential. TOTEM tickets are on sale at www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem. Moors and Christians San Blas (Alicante) 19th July - 23rd July The Celebrations of Moors and Christians of San Blas are celebrated on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the second week of the month of July. However, during the year different acts take place, such as the Half Year in January, festive music concerts, conferences, essays, tickets, etc. La Fiesta has been called by many “El milagro festero”, since being San Blas a neighborhood of Alicante, without any type of financial aid, has come to consolidate a celebration admired by all the understood and lovers of the Celebration of Moors and Christians . San Javier Jazz Festival The internationally famous San Javier Jazz Festival is on from the 30th June to 28th July 2018. This will be the 21st year that the town of San Javier, on the shores of the Mar Menor, will be ‘swinging’ to the sounds of Jazz. The festival has been declared as being of Regional Tourist Interest and is well worth enjoying. Tickets are available to buy online or via the Festival Office in San Javier. The line up is below, along with the price of the tickets and more information can be found on the official website. A Pass for all of the concerts is 120€. This year, there are four free open air concerts outside the audiorium for you to enjoy.

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The Pub Family Fortunes & Blockbusters 5pm

Gran Alacant Market

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By the time you read this, the outcome of the France v Belgium, and England v Croatia semi-finals will be known, and the grand final will be the focus of everyone’s attention. Will England get to taste again the glory of 1966, or will the rapid French, the powerful Belgians, or the clever Croatians make the grade? Whatever the result, one thing shines out clearly: this World Cup has been a real triumph for Russia, whose honest side scrapped its way to the quarter-finals, but whose fans, organisers, and all involved have made this a memorable tournament. The stadia used were nothing short of magnificent, and security, whilst it may well have been heavy-handed, has worked perfectly, with no sign of the hooliganism we saw at the last European Championships in France. Now to the football: The best sides, by a country mile, have been Belgium and France. A quirk of the draw has seen what should perhaps have been the final pitch

them against each-other in the semis, but if Mbappe turns on once more that blistering pace for France, and Lukaku powers through for Belgium, with supporting cast of Pogba and Griezmann on the one hand and Hazard and De Bruyne on the other, we could be in for a classic. English fans will hope their side can neutralize the threat of Luka Modric and newcomer Rebic when they meet Croatia, but even

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if they achieve this, I can’t see them overcoming their neighbours from across the Channel without a big dose of good fortune. Finally a word for the refereeing. It’s been pretty good! Spain were unjustly denied a penalty which may well have taken them through, but this could have been rectified by VAR, which is still in its infancy. Twice I have seen matches refereed by the Senegal official, and I thought him the very best. Player of the tournament so far: Luka Modric.

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An initial glance down the Wimbledon men’s draw reveals two things: (1) for the first time in 12 months, all of the game’s big names—Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Juan Martin Del Potro—are present and accounted for; and (2) not all of them seem ready to threaten for the title just yet. Here’s a look ahead at how brightly those stars might shine, and who might come along to dim them. FIRST QUARTER In his two Wimbledon tune-up events, in

Stuttgart and Halle, Federer reached two finals and won one of them. Yet he spent much of his time in Halle struggling to find a feel for the ball. Will that matter at Wimbledon? I’m going to say no, primarily because of the scoring format, and the psychological effect it has on Federer and his opponents. Going from best-of-three to best-of-five helps Federer settle in, and makes it harder for his opponents to believe they can maintain a winning level of play against him for three entire sets. That said, there are players in Federer’s draw who could threaten him. His first opponent, Dusan Lajovic, is a talented ball-striker who took Alexander Zverev to a fifth set at the French Open. One of his potential third-round opponents, Ivo Karlovic, is never an easy out. His fourthround opponent might be Borna Coric, who beat him last week in Halle. One of his possible quarterfinal opponents, Kevin Anderson, has pushed Djokovic to the limit at Wimbledon in the past. Another, Sam Querrey, has beaten both Djokovic and Murray there. A third, Richard Gasquet, just win a grass-court event. Dark Horses: Coric, Querrey, Gasquet and Gilles Muller, a grass-court specialist .

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