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if you feel constrained by the humdrum of everyday life, do something unexpected. There is never a time like the present to try something new; try out a new activity, visit a new area, get a new hairdo or simply try a new restaurant! You’ll feel much better if you do. If a problem in a partnership comes up for the umpteenth it’s probably time to face this thing head-on. If it's a strong partnership, you will work through it. Keep your eyes open during the 17th to the 22nd as an important opportunity may appear. Your hard work in the recent months will pay off and you’ll gain reputation and success. However, that’s not the end of the good news for you. During the second week of the month there will be added excitement in romance, important news and financial gain. You’ll be very busy in work and much more health conscious this month with them both resulting in a weight loss. During the 9th to the 15th you’ll get opportunities for improvement in career, health, and finance. Romance is looking pretty good too. If you feel like you’re a little too focused on a partner -- be it romantic, business or a close friend - you are probably right. Ease off of the gas pedal for a while. After all, if you let this twosome eclipse all of your personal passions, there won't be much left for you to contribute.
You’ll earn the title ‘Best spouse/parent/offspring/sibling’ this month because your involvement and input with family affairs will vastly increase. You’ll also show better performance in communicating with people and in other social activities. Others will acknowledge your talents especially those that are related with your profession. Your career position will be more secure and you’ll be feeling more confident. Married Leos should be a little diplomatic in handling romantic affairs from the 11th to the 13th. Generally, you’re calm and composed but this month you’ll feel the drive to open up and express yourself. The creative use of this self expression may also help you gain financially. Improvement in dealing with children and romantic affairs is also indicated. September is a month of opportunities. Not only will opportunities arise related with travel and relationships, but you’ll also enjoy material gain through good and effective communication. Financial improvement or material gain is due during the 21st to the 23rd. If you feel restless and you don't know why, take a long, hard look at a couple of the big issues you are dealing with right now and think through all the pros and cons, After doing this all indecision and misgivings will be a thing of the past and you can move forward positively.
Concentrate on not spending too much money. Of course it's tempting to reach for your credit card Sagittarius when you see that divine dress in the window, but stop! Do whatever it takes to keep yourself from spending what you don't have right now as it will soon improve.
THE SIXTH SENSE My name is Paula Wratten and each month I will be writing an article about spiritual, philosphopical and psychic matters.
Over the years there has been much speculation about the pyramids. Many explanations about their existence have been written, filmed and spoken about, some theories say they are tombs for pharaohs or giant batteries, whatever idea you believe in the one thing most scientist agree on is that the are connected by geometry. Pyramids were given star names and the ceilings were decorated with five pointed stars, the river Nile and the three giza pyramids are a mirror image to Orion’s belt and the milky way. It is very interesting that there has not been one Egyptologist who has put this star theory to the test, maybe the knowledge that our ancestors left us has been so hidden, rewritten and the information corrupted that we have forgotten the value of the sun, moon and stars in our modern living. More and more evidence points to the Egyptians being here more than 10,0000 years ago rather than the 3,000 we are taught in history classes Here are some interesting facts about the ancients; qThe Egyptian year was considered to begin on the 19th June which was the date of rising of the dog star Sirius. qThe Egyptians were the first to discover the solar year and divide it into twelve parts which they discovered from the stars. qThe largest pyramids contained air shafts orientated towards important star systems. qThe Egyptians worked to Sothic cycles and not to a Gregorian calendar which would have meant nothing to these people. Our ancient ancestor knew the value of the cycles of the earth and how to take only what they needed from it. The calendar in which our modern society works, puts us out of kilter with our earth. If we are to understand the truth we must always ask “why?” because all discoveries start with the question WHY? Good books to read: ‘The Orion mystery’ by Robert Duval
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Seemed a good idea... at the time Read this first and then turn the page for the photo... A class of primary children started a class project to make a plant pot to take home. The teacher wanted to have a plant in it that was easy to take care of, so it was decided to use cactus plants. The children were given greenware pottery in the style of a clown plant pot. They painted them with glaze and had them professionally fired at a class outing so they could see the process. It was great fun. They planted the cactus seeds in the finished planters and they grew nicely. Unfortunately, however, they were not allowed to take them home. The cactus plants were removed, replaced with a small ivy, and the children were then allowed to take them home. Cont. overleaf.
The other day I went into town to shop at Woolworths. I was only in there for about five minutes, and when I came out there was a traffic warden writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, “Come on man, how about giving a guy a break?” He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a Nazi turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tyres. So I called him a ‘$%#&! Head.’ He finished the second ticket and put it on the windscreen with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about twenty minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didn't care. I came into town by bus. I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important at my age!
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All English and Dutch football and main sporting events shown. Open Mon - Fri 5pm till late. Sat - Sun 2pm till late. Tel: 952 494 550. Calle Torremolinos, La Cala.
The Sussex Bar All live sports 2 pool tables kiddies play area (rubber surface) Open from 10am for food monday to saturday Food served 10am -10pm. Sunday Lunch 1pm - 9pm. Thursdays Clown and BBQ, Saturdays Karaoke La Cortijera. La Cala.
Home made sunday lunches served from 11am-10pm Las Adelfas No.11 Urb. Los Claveles
Tel: 952 493 763
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BREAKFASTS, FRESHLY BAKED BAGUETTES AND CROISSANTS, SANDWICHES AND ROLLS WITH DIFFERENT FILLINGS DAILY. DAILY LUNCHTIME SPECIALS, KEBABS, MEXICAN CHICKEN, SPECIALITY SALADS, LAVAZZA COFFEE, MILKSHAKES, FUSION TEAS, EVENING DRINKS. ENJOY ‘AL FRESCO’ ON OUR SUNNY TERRACE OR INSIDE OUR NEW BAR-CAFE. DAYTIME MENU AVAILABLE UNTIL 5.00PM Local 26 Jardín Botánico, La Cala de Mijas Open from 8.00am. Tel: 952 493 184
HONG KONG CHIESE RESTAURAT
Takeaway. Fresh Baguettes, Paninis, Pies, Kebabs, Burgers and Pastries. Mon - Sat 12.00 - 22.00 Sun 11.00-16.00 C/Torremolinos, La Cala. Tel: 618 181 507
SPECIAL LUNCHTIME MENU 12PM - 4PM STARTERS Spring Roll, Special Salad, Chicken and Sweetcorn/Tomato/Hot and Sour Soup or Spare Ribs.
MAIN COURSE Beef with Blackbean/Oyster/Chinese Mushroom and Bamboo/Curry or Chicken with Cashew Nuts/Sweet and Sour/Curry or Prawns with Vegetables or Sweet and Sour Fish (Hake)
RICE AND NOODLES Special House Fried Rice, Boiled Rice or Noodles with Soya Bean Sprouts or Chips
DESSERTS By the tower in La Cala. Friendly atmosphere, helpful staff. Internet Wi-Fi Fed Ex. Office services. Open 9.00am - 7.00pm. Tel: 952 58 77 62
Coffee, Tea, Ice Cream, Cream Caramel or Fruit Main restaurant serving usual delicacies 6pm - 12pm
Jardin Botanico, Local 16, La Cala de Mijas. Tel: 952 599 236. Mob: 685 578 743
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THURSDAY KARAOKE 8.30pm SATURDAYS CABARET 8.30pm
Tel: 952 932 519 41 & 42, 1ST FLOOR CENTRO COMMERCIAL LOS JARALES, CALAHONDA
Open from 11am - 11pm. Large Terrace with views over the sea The first gourmet burgers on the coast made from 100% Irish Angus beef Tel: 952 493 359 for table reservations. www.the-terrace.net Calle Riena Fabiola 31 (opposite the tower) La Cala de Mijas, Mijas Costa
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The Terrace Restaurant
Sports - Cafe Bar
ALL LIVE SPORTS SHOWN ON TWO LARGE SCREENS FOUR LIVE MATCHES ON SATURDAYS FULL MENU AVAILABLE TILL LATE SUNDAY LUNCH 2 COUSES €8 BREAKFAST SPECIAL €5 FRESHLY MADE TAPAS FOR BOOKINGS CALL: 952 935 568 C.C Los Jarales, Mijas Costa
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THE PIT STOP
Italian restaurant. Taste the genuine Italian food in attractive decor. Open seven days a week, 1pm till late. C.C. El Zoco, first floor, Sitio de Calahonda. Tel: 952 932 042
Trafalgar Cocktail Bar
Indian Restaurant. Take away and delivery. Only natural herbs and spices, no additives, no colour. Open 7pm until late Mon - Sat. El Zoco Tel: 952 934 909
For before and after dinner drinks. Live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Open every evening until late. El Zoco First floor, Sito de Calahonda. Mijas Costa.
Harrys Sports Bar
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All live sports and premiere league football. Six TV’s and big screen. Full menu, Sunday roast and homemade tapas. Large sun terrace. Open 10amlate, seven days a week. Upstairs Los Jarales.
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Sit ‘n’ Go sports lounge broadcasting all the weekly action in comfortable, friendly surroundings. Open daily from 1pm until midnight. Wi-fi internet access. Frontline C.C.Calypso.
Friendly family bar with good food, tapas, live entertainment, karaoke and sports. Open seven days a week. The Strip, Calahonda Tel: 952 939 579
El Zoco, Calahonda
Italian Restaurant Small friendly bar. Daily sport. Karaoke on Tues and Thursday. All football matches shown. First floor El Zoco (corner) Tel: 952 935 340
Villa Paradiso - Open since 1989
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Chill Out Lounge Bar. Good Atmosphere, Good Music, Good Times. Tel: 666 834 616 Open everyday. Top floor El Zoco. Calahonda
BOAT HOUSE Mijas Costa’s Premier Fish and Chips Restaurant and Take Away Excellent Quality Fish and Chips Large portions Enjoy your meal in our large fully air-conditioned restaurant or outside ‘al fresco’ on our large terrace Large selection of desserts OPE EVERY IGHT 6.00 - 10.00 ABOVE SUPERSOL, C.C. EL ZOCO, CALAHODA
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Karaoke Every Saturday. Motown & Soul Nite Mondays 9 until late
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1 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 Chicken Breasts, cut into 1" cubes 1/2 red pepper, cut into 1" squares 1/2 green pepper, cut into 1" squares 1/2 yellow pepper, cut into 1" squares 1 onion, cut into 1" cubes 1 can pineapple chunks, reserve juice for glaze 1 1" ham steak, cut into 1" cubes
1.Soak bamboo skewers in water for five minutes 2.Skewer ingredients alternating between veggies, pineapple and meat 3.Mix well all ingredients for glaze in small bowl 4.Pour half of glaze mixture over skewers 5.Cook skewers on grill or barbeque over low heat for 20 minutes, turning half way through and coating with remaining glaze.
Glaze: 1/4 can reserved pineapple juice 2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce or soy sauce I Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp honey 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar 2 crushed garlic cloves (or 1 tsp garlic powder) 1 Tsp ground ginger
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Come And Enjoy The Relaxing Atmosphere Of Browns BBQ And Grill Over Looking The Mediterranean On The Main Roundabout At Riviera Nr. Calahonda. NOW OPEN EVERYDAY 10.00AM - 4.00PM BREAKFASTS & LUNCHES
Open 7 Days A Week Restaurant And Take Away 10.00AM - 4.00PM 6.00PM - 11.00PM Tel: 902 276 967 902 BRO WNS
Succulent Ribs Spit Roast Chicken Prime Steaks Pork Chops Lamb Cutlets Grilled Fish Or Delve Into Pie Corner
Come and enjoy the delightful ambience of this fine Indian restaurant situated in the Torrenueva Urbanisation, Near La Cala. With our premier Indian chef preparing cuisine from all different regions of India whilst also cooking his own specialties. For example: Kadhai Goshi Bussainy - Pieces of lamb in a mild sauce Handi - Meat or fish with onion, tomato, peppers and a special spicy sauce Chicken Pasanda - Marinated chicken fillets in mild sauce stuffed with spices. Restaurant and Take Away
Open 7 nights a week 6.00 - 12.00
Tel: 902 463 426 IND IAN
Traditional Chinese Food. Takeaway menu. Open 12.00-16.00 and 18.30-24.00 everyday. Riviera Commercial. Tel: 952 931 737
Breakfast, brunches and evening dinner. Open 7 days a week from 10am. Internet connection. Terrace available for private functions. Miraflores Driving Range. Tel: 952 939 381
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Specialists in Argentinian grilled meat. Take away. Open all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Las Terrazas de Miraflores Tel: 952 930 649
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Bunkers Bar Bistro
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Family Bar Internet Quizzes and Karaoke Live Entertainment Pool Tables Games Machines Open for Food Closed Tuesdays Beachside, Riviera del Sol Tel: 952 935 676
RIVIERA DEL SOL Home cooked food, friendly atmosphere. Now open everyday 10am -4pm for breakfast and lunch and from 6pm-11pm Riviera del Sol. Tel: 902 276 967
Traditional Italian food. Fresh pasta, wood burning pizza oven, Open every day 12 - 11. Riviera Commercial, Tel: 952 934 496
SMALL COSY BAR WITH LARGE SUNNY TERRACE AND FANTASTIC VIEWS OVER THE MED. LIVE SPORT FUN QUIZ NIGHTS - THURS MUSIC NIGHTS Riviera del sol JJ’s Bar
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Beautiful Panoramic Sea and Beach Views From The Terrace Freshly Cooked Versatile Menu. Warm Friendly Atmosphere. Recently Refurbished. Open for Lunch. Above Shenanigans, Beachside, Riviera del Sol Tel: 952 935 039. Closed Tuesdays.
W h a t ’s O n Mondays Quiz and Bingo - Shenanigans, Riviera del Sol. Mowtown and Soul Nite - 9.00 until late. Lil’ Rob’s.Top floor El Zoco, Calahonda. Film Nights - 9.30pm, Bunkers Bar Bistro, Miraflores Driving Range.
Thursdays Live Entertainment - 4th Sarah Brace. Special Night at the Opera (In the prescence of World renowned Pianist/Conductor, Brian Sutherland Vista del Mar. Beachside Miraflores.
Quiz Night - 9.30, Bunkers Bar Bistro, Miraflores Driving Range. Karaoke - Fools bar. El Zoco, Calahonda.
Quiz night - JJ’s Bar, Riviera del Sol Karaoke - Fools Bar, El Zoco, Calahonda.
Karaoke - “Paul the Bear” Shenanigans, 9.30 Riviera del Sol. Live Music - Trafalgar Bar, El Zoco. Fish Shop Night - 5.30 - 9.45 Bunkers Bar Bistro, Miraflores Driving Range.
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W h a t ’s O n Fridays cont. Fish and Chip Night - The Far Isle, Riviera del Sol.
Saturdays Karaoke - Lil’ Robs, Top floor El Zoco, Calahonda. Cabaret Night 6th Christopher Howard ‘Tribute to the Musicals’. 13th ‘Dave Lee - 60’s and big band. 27th Pete McCray ‘Mr Soul' & UB40 tribute. Vista del Mar. Beachside Miraflores. Live music - Trafalgar bar, El Zoco, Calahonda. Mixed Grill Night - 5.30 - 9.45 Bunkers Bar Bistro, Miraflores Driving Range.
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7.30 onward BBQ with Gary Young Vista del Mar, Beachside Miraflores. BBQ - 6pm - 9.30 Bingo and Quiz 10.00pm, Bunkers, Miraflores Driving Range.
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front of her, shirt in hand and says to her, “I can make you feel like a woman before you die. Are you interested?” Eagerly, she nods her head, “Yes!” As the man hands her his shirt, he says, “Here. Iron this.” Good Manners? “Mummy,” the Son says, “when I was on the bus with Daddy this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady.” “Well, you did the right thing Son, that’s good manners.” “But Mummy, I was sitting on Daddy's lap.” What do you like best? A wife asked her husband: “What do you like most in me, my pretty face or my sexy body?” He looked at her from head to toe and replied: “Your sense of humor!”
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W h a t ’s T h e G o s s Rachel Stevens and Teddy Sheringham will appear in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The singer, 30 and the footballer, 42, are set to join the ITV show when it starts on September 13. Also rumoured to be taking part are Jodie Kidd, Lisa Snowdon, Gary Rhodes, Katie Price, Princess Zara Phillips and former M People frontwoman Heather Smalls. Kerry Katona has been declared bankrupt at the High Court after failing to pay her tax bill. At a hearing in July, the mum-of-four was given until late August to find the money. But by then, Kerry, 27, still had £82,000 outstanding from a total £417,000.
Wayne Rooney has been unveiled as the new face of Mercedes-Benz. The footballer, who has a fleet of luxury vehicles, signed a two-year £1million deal with the car giant. As part of the agreement, Wayne, 22, has already taken delivery of a customised CL63 Coupe worth £121,200. George Clooney has splashed out £14,000 on a new car for one of his female fans. The actor wanted to make it up to the woman after he accidentally hit her motor while out driving. He arranged for a new model to be left at the garage where the woman was due to collect her old vehicle. An apology note was left on the windscreen. “I’m so sorry,” it read. “Hope you’ll forgive me. George Clooney.”
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Golf Tips And Tricks The Soft Shot by Mark Sibley of Miraflores Golf Academy
The soft shot is a great option to have in your bag when you play on the Costa del Golf. It will allow you to play a shot from short range at the green, that will stop the ball quickly, not dead as you see from a well played lob shot, but much quicker than a chip or a pitch. 1. The shot should be played with a wedge from your set (not the sand iron) 2. Set the ball forward in your stance level with your left heel. 3. Aim the club straight at the target, do not open the face. 4. Check that your posture and body alignment are still correct, with the ball set forward in the stance it is possible to open your alignment then mess up your posture as you wiggle to straighten the alignment. 5. You must use your full body rotation to play the soft shot, but as you release your bodies coil from the back swing you must not be too aggressive, give yourself the feeling that the club is falling through the ball. With all short shots it is important to be positive, two or three practice swings from beside the balls position, imagining that you are playing the shot will settle in your mind how much swing to use. A good tip when you do this is to concentrate on where you want the ball to land on the green, not where you want it to finish. Give the soft shot a try see if you can add more choice to your short game options.
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Golf Academy Charlie and his buddies were playing a round of golf for a €200 prize When they reach the 18th green, Charlie has a chance to putt for the winnings. If he makes his 10-foot putt, he wins €200. Charlie lines up his putt, but just as he's about to take his stance, a funeral procession begins passing by on the road that runs alongside the 18th hole. Charlie steps away from his ball, sets down his putter, takes off his hat and places it over his heart, and waits for the funeral procession to completely pass. Once all the cars in the funeral procession have passed, Charlie picks up his putter and begins lining up the putt again. “Wow,” one of his opponents says. “That was the most touching thing I have ever seen. You've got a makeable putt for €200, yet you stopped and paid your respects. You really are something.” “Well,” Charlie says, “we were married for 25 years.”
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Itâ€™s that time of year where you kids have to pack away the swim stuff and pack up the school bag instead. To get those brain cells working again have a go at this word search and crossword.
Across 1. Write or draw on this 4. What school is all about! 7. It has a keyboard and screen 9. Please ----- your name on your work 11. You play with your -----at break 12. The teacher sits here Down 1. Do you need to sharpen yours? 2. You write on this with chalk 3. Use brushes and paper to make pictures 5. Draw straight lines with this 6. She helps you to learn new things 8. Read these at school and home 10. You ---- a book
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upset because her dearest Albert was wearing a black suit, and it was his fervent wish to be buried in a blue suit. The mortician apologized and explained that traditionally they always put bodies in a black suit, but he'd see what he could arrange. The next day she returned to the funeral parlor to have one last moment with Albert before the funeral the following day. When the mortician pulled back the curtain, she managed a smile through her tears as Albert was resplendent in a smart blue suit. She said to the mortician, “Wonderful, wonderful, but where did you get that beautiful suit?” “Well, yesterday afternoon after you left, a man about your husband's size was brought in and he was wearing a blue suit,” the mortician replied. “His wife was quite upset because she wanted him buried in the traditional black suit.” Albert's wife smiled at the undertaker. “After that,” he continued, “it was just a matter of swapping the heads.” A dog goes into a hardware store and says: “I'd like a job please.” The hardware store owner says “We don't hire dogs, why don't you go join the circus?” The dog replies: “What the hell would the circus want with a plumber?” A Polish immigrant went to the DVLA to apply for a driver's license. First, of course, he had to take an eye sight test. The optician showed him a card with the letters ‘'C Z W I X N O S T A C Z.’ “Can you read this?” the optician asked. “Read it?” the Polish guy replied, “I know the guy.”
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s r t e n PCeor Caring for your puppy Taking on a puppy is a huge responsibility, after all, the dog may be with you for fifteen years or more. Before taking on a puppy, think about the long-term commitment you are making. Looking for your puppy Before starting, consider these points. Time - puppies need lots of time, and this continues throughout the dog’s life. Exercise, trips to the vet, grooming, training and play Cost - not just to acquire your puppy, but for vet’s bills, kennelling costs, food costs and so on throughout the dog’s life What sort of dog would suit my lifestyle? - This is the most important (and most difficult) question to answer. Acquiring your puppy Consider carefully what type of dog will suit you and your lifestyle best. Research thoroughly; if you are considering a pedigree, then remember that there are some hereditary diseases which can be passed from parents to pups, further information can be gained from your vet.
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Bus Stations Marbella 952 764 400 Coin 952 450 366 San Pedro 952 781 396 Estepona 952 800249 For a list of complete times www.andalucia.com/travel/bus Train Timetables 902 240 202 Airports Malaga 952 048 844 Gibraltar 956 773 026
All the Cinemas listed below show films in English as well as Spanish. Call first to check what is showing that week. Marbella: Cinesur Plaza del Mar 952 766 941 La CaĂąada 902 333 231 Puerto Banus: Gran Marbella 952 810 077 Coin: La Trocha 951 315 039 Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar 902 221 622
Marbella 952 761 100 San Pedro 952 453 020 La Cala de Mijas 952 493 208 Fuengirola 952 589 300 Estepona 952 801 100
24 hour chemist Urb. Artola, Ctra. Cadiz Km 194. Marbella. Tel: 952 83 25 89
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Emergency 061 Ambulance Marbella 902 505 061 Ambulance Coin 952 453 267
Health Centres Marbella 952 769 946 Coin 952 452 767 San Pedro 952 787 700
Fire Brigade Emergency number 080 Marbella 952 774 349 Estepona 952 804 483 Fuengirola 952 461 046
Consulates British Ireland Denmark Sweden Germany France U.S.A
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Tourist Information Marbella Coin Estepona Fuengirola San Pedro
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Monday - Marbella (fairground site on east side) Tuesday - Fuengirola (fairground near Los Boliches) Wednesday - Estepona (Avda. Juan Carlos) La Cala - Feria ground Thursday - San Pedro (Recinto Ferial) Alhaurin el Grande - (La Fama) Friday - Alhaurin el Grande (Bar Aquamania) Saturday - Coin (Calle Urbano Pineda) La Cala - Feria ground. Sunday - Puerto Estepona (Marina)
Taxis Marbella Taxis 952 774 488 Mijas Costa Taxis 952 476 593
Diary Dates 8th September - Virgin of the Rocks. Mijas. Local holiday. 25th - 27th Sept - Disney Live! Palacio de Deportes, Malaga Thursday 25th 6:00PM Friday 26th 6:15PM Saturday 27th 12:00PM Prices from â‚Ź17.00 To book Call: 902 400 222 13th September - Dyc8 Sun Coast House Music Festival, Sohail Castle, Fuengirola 5:00 p.m.-6:00a.m. Website: www.suncoastfestival.es Ticket prices: 25-35 euros
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Furniture Designs of Asia Indian and Asian furniture. Wholesale and retail. Tel: 952 59 70 70
Game Room Supplies Game Room Marbella Tel: 952 806 178
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CAR STICKER WINNER At the Cinema Meet Dave Released 12th September in Spain. Dave Ming Chang (Eddie Murphy), newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. There‘s something about him that’s not quite right - for starters, he seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable in his own body. And for good reason: ‘Dave’ is not a man at all, but a spaceship made in the image of its miniature-sized captain. While his crew of miniature aliens are trying to save their planet, they encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
On DVD What happens in Vegas. Two strangers awaken together to discover they've got married following a night of debauchery in Sin City, and one of them has won a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. The newlyweds devise everescalating schemes to undermine each other and get their hands on the money only to find themselves falling in love amid the mutual backstabbing.
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