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HIV alert over pet monkey sales A health warning has been issued by Alicante Guardia Civil after one of 25 confiscated monkeys tested positive for the HIV virus. The monkeys were being

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raised illegally for pet shops to sell to the public but 42 more of those sold have not been located yet. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News.

The Three Kings arrived in Torrevieja by boat, bearing gifts for local children. The parade through the town centre ended outside the town hall, where the Kings were later offered a drink – and toasted by the mayor for their efforts.

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A German man faces criminal action for neglecting 14 dogs he was keeping at a warehouse in rural Elche. A city hall spokeswoman explained that residents in the Partido de Jubalcoy area had complained about the smell emanating from the building. The Local Police went to investigate and saw through the window that there were

several dogs being kept in terrible conditions inside that seemed neglected and malnourished. The owners and tenant of the building were contacted so they could be present for an inspection of the warehouse’s interior. A total of 14 dogs and five cats were found, which were all confined in small spaces and surrounded by their own faeces and urine, and many

of them lacked food or water. The Alicante animal protection society was called in and took charge of the animals, while a vet drew up a report detailing the physical condition they were in. The spokeswoman noted that the people involved have previously been reported for similar issues to Alicante Local Police and the Guardia Civil environmental service (SEPRONA).

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Last Thursday evening saw the arrival of ‘Los Reyes Magos’, The Three Kings, in many towns and cities across Spain – and Benidorm was no exception. The traditional parade, which is the highlight for most children, set off from El Parque de Elche and meandered through the streets of the old town, lasting over two hours. Around 700 people participated and the entire route was lined with cheering wellwishers, ready to catch some of the 3,000kg of sweets being thrown out to the crowds from the passing floats.

The parade finished at the town hall square, where the Kings presented gold, frankincense and myrrh to the in-

fant Jesus at the nativity scene, and the evening finished with a grand firework display.


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Villajoyosa vigilantes Over a thousand Villajoyosa residents have joined forces to create a Neighbourhood Association Federation that will make the local government aware of issues within the town and hold the governing team accountable for those they believe should have already been solved.

A spokesperson for the allegiance stated that ‘the mismanagement of the town, that has made us suffer a financial adjustment plan from the central government, has led to the creation of this union of associations which aims to help to properly manage the town of Villajoyosa’.

Initial petitions on behalf of the Federation include cutting the IBI tax, improving the external image of the town by properly cleaning public streets and raising maintenance works in green zones, and investing more funds to reduce youth unemployment.

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Footy frenzy Up to nine international football teams have chosen Benidorm for their winter training sessions. For several days now, the players and coaching staff of German Schalke 04, Russian CSKA Moscou, Austrian Rapid Vienna, Belgian Oostende and Austrian

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Strum Graz, among others, have been training and walking the town's streets, preparing for the season ahead and enjoying the unusually kind January weather. Councillor Ana Pellicer explained that the teams are training in the Guillermo

Amor stadium as well as other private venues, and stresses the importance that ‘sport tourism’ has had for the town as of late – growing by up to 10% just this year and currently representing the third most common reason why people come to Benidorm.

Tourism duality While early figures forecast a positive summer for Costa Blanca businesses, Brexit negotiations, which begin in three months, are casting a large shadow on the minds of tourist unions and associations. Reservations of travel packages from the UK to the Costa Blanca have in-

creased by 11% ahead of the 2017 summer, but the country’s possible ‘disconnection’ from the EU is forcing those affected to take the facts with a grain of salt just in case. Moreover, the decrease in Spanish tourists travelling to the Costa Blanca last year has prompted those in charge to

intensify campaigns aimed at deseasonalising tourism and making sure there are attractive year-round offers for those interested. The first serious test for the area’s changes and projects will come at the Fitur tourism fair, scheduled to take place from January 18 to 22.

Park project Catral town hall is going to completely renovate the Juan Pablo II park, between Calles de La Cruz and El Molino. The council announced that all the play apparatus

will be replaced, as well as the cork safety flooring, artificial grass will be laid in several areas and other work will be carried out ‘to leave it in perfect condition’. The cost of the project is

€60,000, which is being funded entirely by a grant from the provincial government. Work should start in a few weeks once the contract has been awarded.


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Working to alleviate poverty Torrevieja mayor José Manuel Dolón has commented on the revelation that 36% of the town’s population are at risk of falling into poverty. “It is a reality that we have in the municipality,” he said. “It is something that we can see with the queues outside the employment office and social services department.” Sr Dolón noted that the income of many families ‘is not enough to keep them in a dignified situation’.

He said that he had signed reports on individual cases in recent weeks asking the electricity companies not to cut off a number of families who have run up arrears. The mayor said that the town hall will work as best it can to alleviate the problems of the most vulnerable. He added that there are also many people who are in emergency situations who are not on the lists.

Hypertension warning Alicante Hospital doctors issued a warning relating to Christmastime excesses, reminding people that a prolonged intake of high amounts of salt and alcohol can lead to bouts of hypertension. Cardiology department manager Vicente Bertomeu explained that the traditional festive hearty meals and increased alcohol intake must not be taken lightly, as they frequently lead to temporary bouts of hypertension, and can even ‘wake up’ the condition if the patient has it in a latent state - therefore turning it into a chronic illness which will require continuous treatment. Bertomeu commented that hypertension can be hereditary, or ‘secondary’, brought on as a consequence of another health issue. These issues will frequently be related to lifestyle factors such as unhealthy eating habits, a lack of exercise or continued stress three negative aspects at the forefront of many people’s

Christmastime behaviour. Therefore, in order to lower the risk of being a member of the 30% of the population estimated to suffer from some sort of hy-

pertension, Bertomeu insists on the importance of exercise - not necessarily practising sport, but at least walking more on a daily basis.

Conviction overturned A man sentenced to a year in prison for gender violence has had his conviction overturned on appeal at the Alicante provincial court. The ruling concluded that there was not enough evidence to prove that the defendant argued with his ex-partner on January 8, 2016, and ‘punched and kicked her’ when she wanted to throw him out of her house. His lawyer, Esther Sánchez of the firm Brotsanbert, commented that she was happy with the result but criticised that her client had spent several days in prison on remand when there was no evidence against him. He was convicted by a criminal court in Elche based on the declaration of the accuser, but the provincial court did not find this to be credible.

The magistrates noted that the court process did not begin until a month and 18 days after the alleged assault was reported, and the couple ‘had got on badly for years due to their break-up’. “Even the victim could not agree over the course of the procedure, how the injuries happened and who caused them… whether it was the accused, a traffic accident or even her current partner,” they said. Furthermore, the director and a teacher from the couple’s children’s school who discovered the woman’s injuries were not called to testify. Nor were the photos of the injuries submitted, which the victim herself had deleted, meaning the police could not certify when they were taken or how or by whom they were caused.


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Alcoy population fall continues For the eighth consecutive year, the town of Alcoy has registered a decrease in the number of inhabitants. Facts released late last week show that there are currently 61,321 people registered on the town’s census, down from the 62,724 that were on the list in December 2015, and it compounds a problem that started after 2009, the last year with positive growth. There are two key factors behind the drop. On the one hand, the amount of births has steadily decreased in past years, falling to 410 in 2016, the lowest figure registered since 1996 – and noticeably lower than the 549 deaths that occurred last year. On the other hand, Alcoy has also been suffering from an emigration problem.

A study performed by Alicante University showed that investment in businesses operating in the town was also declining, thus leaving youths with less job opportunities and forcing them to make a living elsewhere. Moreover, the ongoing financial crisis has also had a noticeable effect on foreign residents, many of whom have had to return to their countries of origin. Experts who took part in the aforementioned study also highlighted a reason why the town can have faith on recovering, explaining that its proximity to other locations such as Alicante and Benidorm – with around a million people – gives Alcoy the potential to become a relevant distribution centre in coming years.

Toy Valley's Christmas cheer Sales of toys were booming over Christmas and Alicante's 'Toy Valley' (Onil, Ibi and Castalla) is smiling again. After several years of drops in sales leading to company dismissals, an increase of around 7% is expected in figures for the whole of 2016. December and January account for almost 50% of all domestic toy sales in the valley during the year. Exports have also increased by 6% - and that

despite the reported 16% impact on income caused by fake replicas of Alicantemade toys. Present buying advice for parents Meanwhile, the regional school of psychologists was issuing advice for parents on the number and types of presents to buy children for the Three Kings. According to the association, youngsters receive 'an excess of toys', gifts should include at least one

book - and 'the best present is to play and spend time with them'. The school insists that gifts should be adequate for each stage of development and recommends those that encourage group play and cooperation. Spokespeople also point out that simple toys are best to stimulate children's imagination, as well as those that involve creating something, and which can bring parents and children together.

Prioritising social services Social services are an essential priority for Guardamar del Segura, the town hall has declared. This means that in addition to the €315,000 they will receive to manage them from the regional government this year, they will also be able to increase personnel and services they provide. It is a way of getting around national government spending limitations that prevent town halls from putting on extra services even if they have the money available to do so. Councillor for social services José

María Hernández said they ‘assure the wellbeing of all residents and particularly those who are going through a bad time due to unemployment or other circumstances resulting from the current and long financial crisis’. “Local social services have not grown for years and offer the same benefits, even though the residents’ needs have increased,” he noted. “We want to improve this and make sure the resources that come to the municipality are used and not a single euro of public subsidies is wasted.”


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Hangover bowls Benitachell Bowls Club held their traditional “Hangover bowls” New Year’s Day competition again this year. The photo shows 23 participants parading in their fancy dress. After some crazy bowling, interrupted with half-time refreshments, the bowlers, plus seven spectators, moved on to Beni Asia, sponsors of the event, for an excellent Chinese meal. Prizes were awarded to Jennifer Nesteroff and Trefor Evans as best bowlers, and Ruth Meadows and Peter Griffiths as runners-up. The “spider” winner was Liz Emmett. For best fancy dress the prizes went to Linda Ridall and Brian Fenton. Thanks were given to Pauline Griffiths and her helpers for arranging the refreshments and to Peter Griffiths, who organised the very successful start to the new year.

Church of England in Albir celebrate The first day of January was a very special day as we celebrated a Christening. Leonardo Andrews was Christened by Father Ray, with his family and friends around him. There were 43 in the congregation plus four very well-behaved children, which was great. A service of Holy Communion is held in Albir every Sunday at 9.45am. You can find us in the centre of Albir. Turn up the main road hill, Camino de la Cantera (near Con- Father Ray with Leonardo sum supermarket), signposted Rober Palas Hotel, turn any further information please teleright in front of the hotel and the phone our Local Church Warden, Church (Norwegian Seaman’s Elaine Mitchell, on 96 686 4962 or 636 Church) is just inside the next road 164 467. Albir is one of eight congregations on the left, Carrer Mart. Also, every Thursday at 11am at in the Chaplaincy, from Gandia to El the Forum Mare Nostrum, Alfaz del Pi, Campello, and you can find much we have a service of Holy Commu- more information on the website nion. The second Thursday of each www.costablanca-anglicanchaplaincy. month is a healing service. If you need org

Xàbia Book Circle The next meeting of the Xàbia Book Circle will take place on Tuesday, January 10 in the Social Centre in Xàbia Old Town, at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. At our first meeting of this new year we will be holding a brief AGM and discussion, followed by a review of our Christmas Reading - presents received and given, books we wish Santa had delivered, our good and bad reads over the holiday, etc.

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the Centro Social, Xàbia Old Town, beside the Health Centre, at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start, and we finish at 8.45pm. You can also follow our activities on our website www.xabiabookcircle.com For more information please contact the Xàbia Book Circle Secretary, Alma Dorndorf, on 636 898 162 or email alma@dorndorf.es


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The Original Charity Shop and U3A Vall del Library Javea donates a total Pop: New Group of €39,238 in 2016

– Word Addicts U3A Vall Del Pop has recently initiated a new group, Word Addicts, to offer an opportunities for members with an interest in literature and the written word to experience new authors and genres, including poetry and plays. The members have assembled a reading list and select a different book each month to read and then to meet on the third Thursday of each month to discuss their experiences drawn from the written words and formats, over coffee, in a relaxed social gathering, presently at The Citrus café in Orba. The first three books read were: 쐽 The Separation by Dina Jefferies. 쐽 The Snow Garden and Other Stories by Ra-

chel Joyce. 쐽 Regeneration by Pat Barker. The plan is to add new authors and books to the list as recommended by the group members, to include personal favorites and even the classics. It is also proposed to attend the Literature Festival in Gibraltar in the autumn. So why not join Geraldine and her present members and extend your knowledge of literature, participate in lively discussion on the merits of each author and make new like-minded friends. See website (http:// u3avalldelpop.com) for further details. New members always welcomed – come and join us at our first 2017 meeting at the Polivant in Murla on Thursday, January 12.

We are delighted to announce that we can look back on a very successful year. Donations were made to the following: Caritas €9,600; The Red Cross €6,460; The Franciscan Refuge €11,200; Alberto’s Fund €4,025; Raquel Paya School for special needs children €3,988; Bomberos Javea and Benitachell €1,600; along with some smaller amounts which were paid out to various other deserving causes. The last donation of the year was a €5,000 cheque received by swimmer José Ramón García, who started his “Make a Splash” project in aid of The Red Cross a year ago and

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Behind Puig Campana with the CBW Recently the Costa Blanca Walks group went behind Puig Campana, at 1,410 metres the second highest mountain in Alicante. Starting near Finestrat we walked up a steep wooded path to a col and around the slopes to our lunch stop, shown in the photo. Here we had an amazing view of the 'Sharks Tooth Ridge', a series of jagged pinnacles, looking like the eroded rim of an extinct volcano. Also visible was the huge notch in the ridge that makes Puig Campana so recognisable. Legend has it that it was created by the giant, Roldan. His beloved was tied up on the coast, due to be executed when the sun sank below the ridge. So that she might live longer he swung his mighty sword and cleft the notch through which the sun could shine and, in despair upon her death, flung the rocks into the sea to form Benidorm Island. The truth is nearly as amazing for the summit rocks were actually formed in an ancient seabed in the Jurrasic, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, and were lifted skyward when Africa collided with Europe. Why not join our friendly group on one of our weekly walks? www.costablancawalks.com Photo: Barry Keywood

Moraira World Mysteries Discussion Group This is a friendly discussion group which meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6pm to 8pm at the Jacaranda Bar, Moraira, at the corner of Calle de Mar de Timor and Camino de Viejo del Portet. Our next meeting is to be held on January 12. We aim to promote investigation and research in order to share information and discuss topics related to phenomena or events which are not easily explained and try to come up with theories to explain them, including such wellknown topics as the Great Egyptian

Pyramids, the Aztec civilisation, the newly discovered pyramids in Bosnia, the meaning of the Sumarian stone tablets. A speaker will discuss a chosen topic or a variety of topics and this is followed by a question and answer session where all will be invited to discuss the subject of the talk and possibly expand on the theme. The group offers those who are interested the opportunity to learn more about these fascinating subjects. For more information email mor airaworldmystery@gmail.com

Masons make a food donation to Alimentos Solidarios The Brethren of local Freemasons Lodge Logia de Las Salinas No. 79 have donated €1,300 worth of food produce to the Alimentos Solidarios located in Calle San Pascual, Torrevieja. Alimentos Solidarios fulfil a much needed task in feeding the needy of Torrevieja and supplying several hundred meals per week, as well as milk and other necessities. The immediate Past Master of the Lodge, W. Bro. John Edwards, had made the Alimentos Solidarios his nominated charity for his year in the Chair, and along with funds raised

via his Ladies Festival as well as a donation from the Charity Fund of the Lodge, the Charity Steward for that year, W. Bro. Eddy Davies, worked with local suppliers to secure €1,300 worth of produce for a total cost of €1,000, all of which was donated to the centre. Pictured are W. Bro. Eddy Davies, Mrs. Joan Edwards, Señor Juanjo (coordinator from Alimentos Solidarios) and W. Bro. John Edwards. Sr Juanjo will be attending the January Saltpot for an official presentation.

Spiritual Centre, Benijófar Meets at Hamilton's Bake House, 62 Calle Vicente, Blasco Ibañez, Benijófar. We hold a Sunday Service at 11.30am, a Tuesday Evening of Mediumship at 7pm. Also, every alternate Thursday from January 12, there is an Development/ Awareness Circle where you can develop your skills commencing at 6.30pm. Spiritual healing is available every Sunday and Tuesday after the service.

The Divine Service with Mediumship on January 15 will be taken by Morag Bullock. Len Cox will take the Evening of Mediumship on Tuesday, January 17. The Divine Service with Mediumship on Sunday, January 22 will be taken by Anna Marie. Contact Wendy on 96 532 3028. www.spiritualistcentrebenijofar.com New email is phoenixchurch23@gmail.com or info@spirit ualistcentre-benijofar.com


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Bill retires from The Companians Bill Stratton, the treasurer at The Companians Social Club in Albir, retired for the second time in his career last Tuesday! For the last 10 years he has held the notable and important position of managing the club's finances, but due to poor health decided it was time to hand over the reins. He was awarded a Certificate of

Retirement and given the title of Honorary Treasurer by Club President Barbara Banks at the weekly Tuesday morning meeting. She also presented him with a bottle of whisky - and a beautiful bouquet of flowers for his wife, Doreen. Tony Baker will be taking over as the Club's treasurer.

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Get your finances fighting fit for 2017 Press Association Getting into simple habits which can help to save a little bit of cash here and there can soon add up. Even if you aren't expecting to get much of a pay rise this year, there might be other ways that you can make some more room in your budget. So how can you give yourself a "pay rise" for 2017? Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at money.co.uk, says: "The secret is to set aside a little bit of time each week to keep on top of this, even if it's just 15 minutes." She suggests, firstly, making a budget that lists all the cash going in and coming out each month. Remember to include outgoings that aren't necessarily household bills such as gym memberships, money going into savings accounts or music subscriptions. Maundrell then suggests checking the following to see if you could get a better deal: 쐽 Debts - If you've got

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Predictions for UK house prices in 2017 With economic uncertainty surrounding the vote to leave the EU, forecasters have said it's been particularly difficult to predict what's in store for the UK housing market during 2017. But here are some of the predictions given: 쐽 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) - Expects to see 3% house price growth across the UK. 쐽 Nationwide Building Society - UK house prices are forecast to increase by around 2% in 2017. 쐽 Hometrack - Expects to see a 4% price increase across the UK's main cities. 쐽 Halifax - Predicts annual house price growth will be running at between 1% and 4% by the end of 2017.

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Robbie Williams tribute at Le Cabaret Nick Baker is performing his “Tribute to Robbie Williams” at Le Cabaret, Benissa on Saturday, January 14. All the hits that have made Robbie Williams the huge star he is today - Angels, Let Me Entertain You, Feel, No Regrets plus a whole load more. Reserve your table NOW! Entry is ¤20, which includes a two-course meal. For bookings and details of future events at Le Cabaret phone 608 419 715 or email lecabaret1@ gmail.com Le Cabaret is located in the La Pedrera Industrial Estate, on the N332, between Teulada and Benissa.

Allo Allo Tries Panto The Deadwood Stage Company invite you to meet the cast of Allo Allo Tries Panto as “I will say this only once!” René and his wife Edith are preparing their café for the rehearsal of their pantomime Cinderella. See your favourite characters entering into the spirit of things. Come along and join the fun on Friday, January 27 or Saturday, January 28 at the Matrix Studio, The Mad

House, Pueblo Principe (near Mercadona), Orihuela. Curtain up at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets €8 (non refundable). Bar available. Nibbles served during interval A raffle will also take place, with excellent prizes. Proceeds to charity. Tickets available from Terry on 96 531 9279. General enquiries from Vida, 96 677 4127.

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Musicals in Concert is the latest revue of show tunes from the West End and Broadway performed by Amadeus at Espai La Senieta in Moraira on Thursday, February 23. After the success of the show at Finca Jacaranda during the summer, you now have another chance to see this mixture of well-known songs from musicals such as Les Miserables, Cabaret, West Side Story, Grease, Evita and more. The show is filled with a mixture of love songs,

showstoppers and comic routines and includes a medley of well-loved duets. Come and join Philip, Amanda and Chris on their whirlwind tour of the theatre and enjoy some of your favourite songs and a few surprises. Tickets are priced at €12 and are available online at www.philipash ley.com/boxoffice.php or by telephone on 96 558 1483. The doors will open at 7.30pm, with the show itself starting at 8pm.


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Melody Makers International sing Andrew Lloyd Webber

Melody Makers International at Benidorm Palace

Melody Makers International Choir will be thrilling audiences on Saturday, January 28 at the Orihuela Costa Resort Hotel when they pay tribute to the sensational music of one of Britain’s greatest creators of post war musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber. This concert will have the audience enthralled as the choir, under the baton of Nigel Hopkins, and the excellent soloists sing some of the

songs that have made Andrew Lloyd Webber a household name. The hit musicals created by Andrew Lloyd Webber are so numerous that one evening alone can only scratch the surface of his prolific output. However Melody Makers International will present a cross section of music from across his vast range. No concert honouring Andrew Lloyd Webber would be com-

plete without music from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Aspects of Love or the sensational Phantom of the Opera. However, Lloyd Webber’s musical output far exceeds these musicals and some of this will be presented in this evening of fine singing. One of the features that make the Melody Makers International concerts quite unique is the musical support provided by

the excellent four-piece live band, with three of the musicians making a special trip from the UK to accompany the choir. These musicians have been accompanying choirs directed by Nigel Hopkins for many years, long before Nigel relocated to Spain. All the choirs directed by Nigel Hopkins raise substantial amounts of money for local charities, and these concerts will help raise money for Reach

Out, the charity that provides help, food and support for local homeless people. The two fabulous concerts will take place on Saturday, January 28 at 2pm and 8pm at the Orihuela Costa Resort Hotel, La Zenia. Tickets are available from La Ponderosa Gift Shop, La Zenia; the Card Place, Punta Prima or Benimar; or from any member of the choir.


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Pinocchio - The Panto Careline Theatre's pantomime in Alcalalí from January 19 to 22 is the classic fairy tale Pinocchio, directed by Dorothy Fish. It is based on the famous Walt Disney animated film with the loveable characters of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket played by two very talented young actors (Emma Clay and Connie Levey). In keeping with the best panto tradition there's the wacky Dame Mama Macaroni (Dennis Arthurs), handsome and dashing principal boy Antonio (Tasha Fish), the beautiful principal girl Maria (Abigail Baldwin) and the evil Stromboli (Paul Young), who you will love to hate. The panto opens on Thursday, January 19 with Party At The Panto (a free glass of cava and snacks) and goes on to Sunday, January 22. Curtain up at 8pm. Matinees are on the

Just some of the cast for Careline Theatre's Pinocchio – The Panto

Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are already sell-

ing faster than Antonio can slap his thigh, so contact the Box Office now on 652

294 750 or by email to carelineboxoffice@gmail.com Tickets are ¤12 for adults (¤11

for pre-paid groups of 10 or more) and ¤8 for children under 10 years of age.

Broadway presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Smile Charity Group's New Year pep show - Mind Me Ghoulies

The neverending talents of the Broadway Academy in Alfaz del Pi will be bringing their ninth production and fifth pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, to the stage. Featuring a cast of over 60 actors and dancers, both children and adults, it is most certainly a show for the entire family. The pantomime has been written and produced by Matt King and Rebecca Troch – the Costa Blanca’s very own Rodgers & Hammerstein! It will showcase a wealth of local talent, including the usual pantomine dame, a prince, dwarves and even ‘Buttercup’, a pantomine cow, and include plenty of audience participation. Show dates are Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28 at the Casa de Cultura in Alfaz del Pi. Tickets are on sale and all seats are bookable on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets cost €10 for adults and €6 for children under the age of 12 and a donation from the proceeds will go to the MABS

Suffering from the post-Christmas blues? Are you all Santa’d out? Then why not have a night out and a good laugh in the New Year by coming to see Smile Charity Group’s latest original comedy, Mind Me Ghoulies! An alternative Christmas Ghost story that is sure to chase away those blues and start the year off with a good giggle, and at the same time help us to raise money for those in need on the Costa Blanca Tickets are selling well for the January venues, so don’t miss out, get your tickets soon from any of the venues listed below, or from The Card Place, Benimar; The Post Room, Benijófar; or by calling 96 671 2382 or 665 222 974. You can also email us on smilecharitygroup@gmail. com The performances are on: Thursday, January 12 at Marjal Campsite, Guardamar. Friday, January 13 at Casa Ventura, San Luis.

Cancer Support Group. To book your tickets email broad waydance1965@gmail.com or call Matt on 678 657 136 or Rebecca on 636 929 680. Last year's production virtually sold out, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, January 18 at Benijófar Theatre. Show only – see below. Friday, January 20 at The Club, Quesada. Tickets are €10 per person with meal included. Benijófar ticket price (show only) €6.


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Simply Red Gala Ball

Last call for Sleepinig Beauty

The Simply Red Gala Ball in aid of the Paul Cunningham Nurses charity will be held this year on Friday, May 5 at La Marina camping resort. This fabulous black tie event will commence at 7pm with a Cava reception. The threecourse dinner will be melon and Serrano ham, chef's speciality chicken breast with fresh vegetables with Duchess potatoes,

"He's behind you..." are the famous words associated with the festive pantomime season. So if you are feeling a little nostalgic for a bit of the familiar light-hearted and comical entertainment then check out The Rojales Pantomime Group performances of Sleeping Beauty on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 14 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday, January 14 at 2.30pm at Escuela de Música y Cultura in Los Montesinos, Tickets are €7 for adults and 5¡€5 for children. Performances have glitz and glamour, silliness and slapstick, with songs to sing along to. It's a traditional pantomime appealing to ALL the family, from kids to notso-grown-up grown-ups, guaranteed to send you home with a great BIG smile on your face. We have quite a glittering assemblage - King, Queen, Princess, Prince, nobility and the gentry and... oh how quaint, even the rabble, a Witch and Fairy Godmothers. It may have taken a while... say 100 years, but thanks to a "Handsome

and peach cheesecake with ice cream. Coffee will complete the menu. You can dance the night away to three-piece band Breezin' and the soulful Rob Roberts. Graeme Mykal will amaze you with his table magic. An auction and raffle will also be held to raise funds for the charity. Tickets ¤25 per person. To reserve, please telephone 96 671 9115.

Exhibition by Nico van Tuyl An exhibition of the latest paintings by Nico van Tuyl is currently showing at the Galería de Arte La Quimera in Calpe. The gallery is situated in a 260-year-old town house, at Calle Pedro García Ortiz no.

12, in Calpe old town. Opening hours are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11am to 2pm. The exhibition will be showing until January 31. For more information call 619 964 492.

Marina Fine Arts Society inaugural lecture You are invited to Marina Fine Arts Society's inaugural illustrated lecture on Thursday, January 19 at 10.30am in Jávea parador. Free for members; visitors ¤12. Henry Fletcher, an eminent UK art lecturer, will speak on

'The Highlights of Spanish Painting'. Coffee available from 9.30am; complimentary glass of wine afterwards. More information on www.mafas. co.uk To come as a visitor email secretary@mafas.org.uk

Prince Escape Clause" Sleeping Beauty receives her happily-ever-after ending in Rojales Pantomime.

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Satisfying soups There’s nothing quite like homemade soup. Here are three recipes that are full of goodness. Serve the soups piping hot with plenty of crusty bread for a really satisfying lunch. Minestrone soup Serves 4-6 1 small onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 sticks celery, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 1 x 400g tin of tomatoes, liquidized 1 bay leaf ½ tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil ¼ tsp dried rosemary 75g green pepper, deseeded and diced 75g carrot, peeled and diced

50g butter or margarine 1 level tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 small garlic clove, crushed Large pinch nutmeg 25g fresh breadcrumbs 900ml beef stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 level tbsp single cream or milk Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan and sauté the mushrooms for about 2 minutes or until the juices begin to run. Add the remaining ingredients except the cream. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender. Purée the soup in a blender or food processor. Return to the rinsed-out

with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 35 to 40

Remove the parsley, fresh thyme and bay leaf. Purée the soup in a blender or food processor. Return to the rinsed-out saucepan with the cream, heat through thoroughly and adjust seasoning to taste before serving. French onion soup with cheese batons Serves 4 50g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 450g onions, peeled and thinly sliced ½ tsp sugar 2 tbsp plain flour 1 litre rich beef stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 thick slices bread 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved 100g Gruyère cheese, grated 2 tbsp brandy (optional)

900ml stock 2 tbsp tomato purée 25g dried noodles or short cut macaroni Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 dessertspoon soy sauce 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped In a large saucepan, gently fry the onion, garlic and celery in the oil for 10 minutes to soften them. Then add the tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, stock and tomato purée. Bring the soup to the boil and simmer it for 40 minutes in a covered pan. Add the noodles, salt and pepper and soy sauce and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve immediately. Cream of mushroom soup with nutmeg Serves 4 175g mushrooms, chopped

roughly

saucepan with the cream. Warm through gently and adjust seasoning before serving. Fresh tomato soup Serves 4-6 700g ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped Small bunch fresh parsley 1 tsp dried thyme (or sprig of fresh thyme) 1 bay leaf 2tsp finely grated orange rind 1 tsp caster sugar 900ml chicken stock, homemade or from cubes Salt and freshly ground black pepper 300ml single cream Put the tomatoes, onion, carrots, parsley, thyme, bay leaf, orange rind, sugar and stock into a large saucepan

minutes – the tomatoes should become very soft and pulpy.

Heat the butter and oil in a large heavy-based saucepan.

Add the onions, cover and cook over a moderate heat for 20 minutes. Increase the heat, stir in the sugar and cook, uncovered, until the onions caramelise and turn a rich golden colour, stirring frequently. Add the flour and cook until golden. Gradually add the stock, blending well. Add salt and pepper to taste, bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, rub the bread slices with the cut side of the garlic clove. Place under a preheated hot grill and toast on one side. Turn over and sprinkle with the cheese. Grill until golden and bubbly. Cut the bread slices into thick strips or batons. Add the brandy to the soup, if used, and ladle into warmed soup bowls. Add the cheese batons and serve at once.


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The Bone Clocks By David Mitchell Reviewed by Brody Rafter It's not that I don't know David Mitchell personally. Okay, well, maybe not 'know' him, but I've introduced myself enough times that I do, I think, look vaguely familiar to him. Yes, that could be construed by some as knowing a person, couldn't it? The first time I was introduced to him, by my good friend Anne Nyhan in Ardfield, Co. Cork, Ireland, he was wearing rubber gloves and a striped apron, carrying a tray and collecting the dirty dishes from long rows of tables. I should say, this was a charity event in a large marquee that is attached to Ardfield's only pub. Mitchell can also be seen doing community services such as weeding flower beds along the side of the main road of this cosy hamlet. All of his novels have been nominated for, and won, huge awards. His third novel, Cloud Atlas, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for a film in 2012. A film starring many big names including Tom Hanks. The novel seems to be composed of five novellas, with one main protagonist, the true heroine, Holly Sikes, connecting them up. It starts with her as a teenager in Gravesend. But there are four other characters whose stories come to light and gain the focus. Mitchell combines genuine realism with otherworldly elements, giving brief instances of the paranormal, until part 5. Then The Bone Clocks becomes total fantasy, with the supernatural elements fully revealed as an ancient battle between the Anchorites and the Horologists and the outcome of a cataclysmic conflict now becomes of the utmost importance. Until then the realism far outweighs the fantasy, as the characters have only fleeting, though sometimes life-changing encounters with supernormal beings. I'm not usually into fantasy, but this is now my second novel this year that has a

great deal of that running through it, and I've thoroughly enjoyed both. Unlike Cloud Atlas and some of Mitchell's other novels, this one has a cohesive linear plot line with several narrators whose lives overlap, rather than being a collection of short stories linked together in what I find sometimes rather obscure and random ways. These characters interact and have profound impacts on each other's lives. Whatever his genre, I delight in David Mitchell's style of storytelling. The multi-layered, deep characterisation, first person viewpoint approach, showing us exactly what he has to say, grabs me and rattles me about, making me think. Making me ponder different story points and muse over some titillating exchange or change of direction in a character's life. Sometimes what he writes makes me look at something in a different light, from a different perspective. Well sure, this is all part of great and imaginative writing, isn't it? It should stir us up a bit, don't you think? The last section of this novel is set on Sheep's Head Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland, just down the road from where I lived for 15 years, and shows us the inevitable world of 2043 which is politically, ecologically and socially the disastrous mess that will be our legacy to our grandchildren. Unless some drastic changes are made soon, and a new path taken, it will be one ugly place, I'm afraid. Many novels are merely entertaining, like a pony

ride in the park. Mitchell's novels tend to be more challenging, more of a bareback gallop in the wilderness. Alone. At night. But I'm sure you'll enjoy where this one takes you and find the excursion insightful and inspiring. It's a big read, over 600 pages. Take your time, don't rush, enjoy the journey that Mitchell so skilfully takes you on. I most highly recommend The Bone Clocks.

By giving this article to Gil at Bookshop Europa in Calpe (Oscar Espla 2) you will receive a 5% discount on The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Price: ¤11.70. www.libreria-europa-calpe.com 96 583 5824. Keep in mind that Gil can get you any book you desire that's still in print.

A great start to the New Year Costa Cobras RFC towards the end of last year had to move training grounds, but it was for the better as it gave them a permanent place to train and a central base in the area for the club to move forwards in leaps and bounds, thanks to the support of San Fulgencio town hall and Vicente. In the middle of December they were very fortunate to have a local contact with San Fulgencio thanks to one of their new members, Luke, and since then they have not looked back. The Cobras started off with few players training and every week have seen more and more people coming to train, from juniors - an 11-

year-old who has never played before - to experienced junior and senior players, so they have a great mix of experienced and nonexperienced players. Even more players will be joining them this week and it’s looking good for putting teams into the beach rugby tournaments, and they are looking forward to putting a team in the Valencia league next season. Costa Cobras RFC are now training at the football ground in San Fulgencio on Monday and Wednesday from 8.3010pm and then meeting up at Power Pub in the town and using it as their club house. All the players are training at the same time, but once they get

more juniors and seniors they will be doing two separate sessions. So why not go along and

join the newest rugby club on the Costa Blanca? All ages, gender and nationalities are welcome, from beginners to

experienced players. For more information contact Garry on 692 767 242/ Whatsapp.


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Championing charity in Spain From the British Embassy, Madrid Local charity worker Candy Wright has been awarded the Point of Light award by the British Prime Minister. The award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community, and Candy has certainly achieved this, spending her adult life dedicated to local charity work in her adopted country of Spain. Most notably, she has volunteered with Help Denia & Marina Alta (Help DAMA’ for 30 years, acting as an interpreter at Denia hospital in Alicante province where over 80,000 Brits are resident and, crucially, playing an instrumental role in developing the charity from a hospital visiting service to a formidable organisation operating several charity shops, funding respite care and running a number of support groups. Candy has also helped set up a women’s shelter in Benissa, is involved in a care centre for minors in Denia, volunteers in a homeless

shelter in Gandia, leads the amateur dramatics Careline Theatre Group, which raises funds for local health centres and hosts a regular spot on a local English language radio station. In a personal letter to Candy, PM Theresa May said: “You have dedicated an extraordinary amount of time to local charity work in Spain. In particular, your work with HELP has been instrumental in supporting the charity to grow and extend its services to even more people in need. "Across the world British volunteers like Candy (centre) visits a patient in hospital you are helping to build a better world for everyone. The Point of award. my family and friends.” Light award is a small thank Devoting time to others is British Ambassador to you on behalf of the whole important to me, as it is very Spain Simon Manley said: country, in recognition of fulfilling. “Wherever I go in Spain, I your exceptional service.” I hope to be able to work am impressed by the way in Candy said: “I feel very as a volunteer for a long time, which our hundreds of thoumoved to have received this with the valuable support of sands of British expats here

so willingly give up their time to help others. They are an invaluable partner for us, and there is no finer example of that volunteering spirit than Candy Wright.”


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Pamper and preen like a pro By Lisa Haynes, Press Association When it comes to your wardrobe and beauty cabinet, it's all too easy to fall back on the familiar. So make 2017 your year to mix it up and try something new, and set yourself a fashion or beauty resolution that gives you your mojo back. Whether it's giving your neck some TLC, or trying a new ear piercing out, we've asked some in-the-know industry bods for their suggestions for a 2017 tweak... 쐽 Lee Stafford, awardwinning hairdresser "If there's one change you make to your hair routine in 2017, make it a commitment to use heat protection every single time you curl, straighten or blow-dry your hair. It will save your hair so much damage in the long run - prevention is always better than cure." 쐽 Kourtney Kardashian, reality star "I detoxed my make-up bag for the first time in years, and I think organic makeup's the next thing I [will] slowly switch to. I'm keeping

Kourtney Kardashian

all my favourites until I find replacements." 쐽 Matthew Williamson, fashion designer "Add bold colour and vibrant prints to both your wardrobe and home, to help banish the January blues." 쐽 Dr Murad, world-renowned dermatologist "Replace at least one glass of water a day with one serving of raw fruits or vegetables you'll stay hydrated significantly longer. Eating foods that are rich in structured water (found in food), especially raw fruits and vegetables, not only helps your body hold onto water longer, you'll get the added boost of important antioxidants, fibre and other nutrients." 쐽 Donna Ida Thornton, jean queen "2017 is set to be the year of customisation, so take denim styles that you love and make them your own. Try releasing the hems on ankle crops, or distressing your favourite skinnies for a supermodern look. If you're nervous about taking scissors to your favourite jeans, try preripped ones with just the

Lee Stafford

right amount of distressing." 쐽 Shavata, brow guru "Cheat bigger brows with an eyebrow tint - it helps make your brows appear thicker and fuller, and it's a great way to gain definition without any make-up. A tint should be a couple of shades darker than your natural brow colour, and the effects last two to three weeks." 쐽 Nichola Joss, skin guru "Consider a new ear piercing for 2017. By placing a new piercing with sparkly diamonds in the right place, you can actually lift the face it draws the eye to the outer edges of the face at the cheekbone. It's a cute little visual trick, but also makes the wearer feel more lifted and contoured, too." 쐽 Ferne McCann, reality star "Adding a little something extra to your outfit can elevate your style to the next level. It could be a pair of statement earrings, chunky knit scarf or cute rucksack." 쐽 Henry Holland, fashion designer "My style resolution for 2017 is to ignore dress codes

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- continue to dress for yourself and nobody else!" 쐽 Olivia Rubin, fashion and print designer "Spend money more wisely on investment pieces that are timeless, rather than going crazy on lots of high street buys. My own label will also be relaunching in 2017, so I'm looking forward to showcasing the dresses, because for me a special dress is always a winner in any wardrobe." 쐽 Michaella Bolder, skincare expert "Start paying special attention to your neck! The skin on your neck is just as delicate and worthy of attention as the skin on your face, plus it tends to be drier and loses elasticity faster. When cleansing, bring it down all the way to the chest area, to slough off dead and dull skin, boost cell renewal, and prevent jowls, 'turkey neck' and slack, crepey skin." 쐽 Jess Wright, reality star "I find that my skin gets a lot drier in the winter, so moisturise and use more face masks in the evening, to

Jess Wright

keep your complexion well hydrated." 쐽 Savannah Miller, fashion designer "Always aim to invest in classic wardrobe staples that will be worn and loved, season after season." 쐽 Neil Moodie, celebrity hairdresser "Using a hair product that has sun protection is a must for 2017. UVA and UVB rays can damage the cuticle and act like a gentle bleaching agent, which will gradually lighten your hair as it's exposed. This lightening process will eventually dry hair out, making it brittle and delicate and resulting in split ends and frizziness, so keep it well protected." 쐽 Debbie Thomas, skin and laser specialist "2017 is the year of positive skin love. Maintain great skin through positive (not obsessive) lifestyle and diet changes, and regular mild laser and peel treatments. Don't attack your skin with super-aggressive treatments, support it with treatments tailored to your skin's needs."

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Eating red meat could increase chances of bowel disease in men Regularly eating red meat could increase the chance of getting bowel disease by almost 60%, a new US study has found. Eating six meals per week containing meats such as lamb, beef, pork or beefburgers could raise the possibility of developing diverticulitis, a bowel disease characterised by painful abscesses. The researchers followed the diets of 46,500 US men between the ages of 40 and 75 over the course of 26 years to find out more about what causes the disease. They found that men who ate unprocessed red meat six

times a week had a 58% higher risk of developing diverticulitis - even when other risk factors such as smoking and lack of exercise were taken into consideration. They also discovered that substituting one daily portion of unprocessed red meat with fish or poultry cut the chances of developing bowel disease by 20%. It is not yet understood why eating red meat increases the risk of bowel disease, but researchers suspect that unprocessed red meat could upset the community of bacteria known as the microbiome that lives inside the human gut.


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One in six keep their IBS a secret More than four-fifths (81%) of GPs in the UK say they've seen an increase in cases of irritable bowel syndrome in the past 10 years, according to a new survey by Buscopan IBS Relief. Despite the condition - associated with symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, and abdominal pain

and discomfort after eating now being relatively common, one in six (17%) of people with IBS admit they haven't told anybody about it. What's more, 15% still question whether IBS is a real medical condition, and one in 10 Brits haven't heard of it. While, unlike inflammatory bowel conditions like

Crohn's and coeliac disease, the lifelong autoimmune condition associated with a reaction to gluten, IBS isn't considered a threat to health, it can have a big impact on those affected. The research by Buscopan, who quizzed 5,000 people with IBS, plus 250 GPs, also revealed one in

five avoid sex due to the condition, 17% avoid using public transport and 24% avoid going out for dinner. In terms of triggers, 94% of GPs said stress is the most common factor, and 78% think more needs to be done to improve awareness around IBS for both sufferers and the general public.

Dementia risk reduction At the U3A Vall del Pop meeting at Murla tomorrow, January 12, Lawrence Whalley, MD, FRCP(E), FRCPsych, Professor emeritus University of Aberdeen, UK, will be giving a presentation entitled 'Dementia risk reduction'. Dementia researchers agree that if the onset of dementia could be delayed by six months within 20 years, the number of people living with dementia could fall by almost 30%. A five-year delay would halve dementia incidence. Reports from Sweden, UK, Spain and the US suggest substantial reductions of the dementia burden are starting to be observed. Lawrence Whalley will encourage those at risk of dementia for reasons of age or family history to follow simple guidelines to reduce their personal dementia risk. This will not be “a case of one size fits all”, but advice to tailor personal interventions based on self-appraisal of risk. Step 1 is to accept the maxim “what’s good for your heart is good for your brain”. This means keeping blood pressure within safe limits for a healthy male aged 40, weight control regimes and a healthy balanced diet with low-moderate alcohol consumption. Step 2 is to maintain a socially engaged and physically effortful lifestyle. Step 3 is to anticipate those expo-

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sures that may trigger dementia to either avoid or mitigate their effects. Where supplementary steps are needed, blood pressure/cholesterol control with drugs can be essential, some dietary supplements are of proven benefit (especially vitamin B12/folate; oily fish less so), but otherwise there are no other drugs or specific nutrients that reduce dementia risk. See website http://u3avalldel pop.com for further details. New members always welcomed – come and join us at our first 2017 meeting.


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Vaginitis Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina, which may be caused by: 쐽 thrush, a fungal infection that commonly affects the vagina 쐽 bacterial vaginosis, a bacterial infection of the vagina 쐽 trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny parasite 쐽 chemical irritation, for example from perfumed bubble bath, soap or fabric conditioner, or from spermicide 쐽 chlamydia, an STI caused by bacteria 쐽 genital herpes, an STI caused by the herpes simplex virus 쐽 washing inside your vagina 쐽 vaginal atrophy due to reduced oestrogen levels following the menopause. Symptoms Some women with vaginitis

are completely asymptomatic (ie have no symptoms at all), whilst other women may experience a variety of symptoms which may include: 쐽 itching or burning of the vagina 쐽 discomfort during urination 쐽 discomfort during sex-

ual intercourse 쐽 unpleasant smelling vaginal discharge. It is important that if a woman is suffering any of the above symptoms she should make her GP aware. It is not always possible to diagnose vaginitis as part of a routine pelvic examination or smear test.

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Treatment will depend on the underlying cause and may include antifungal preparations, antibiotics, hormone replacement therapy or simple hygiene advice.

For anyone with concerns regarding their sexual health, the Family Medical Centre, Albir has a dedicated sexual health care nurse specialist. Ask for an appointment with Vanessa 96 686 5072.

This article was supplied by Dawn Blythe SRN RM, Midwife for the Family Medical Centre, Albir. Call 96 686 5072 or email info@albirfamilymedicalcentre.com

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Cruz Azul helps pets of flood victims The devastation caused by the recent catastrophic storms and floods in Los Alcázares meant that hundreds of homes were affected and many of the residents were left with just the clothes that they stood up in. All this happened just a few days before Christmas and the townspeople rallied

Donations for Los Alcázares pets

together to help those affected, helping to clean up their flooded streets, homes and basements. People very generously donated their time, money, food, bedding, clothing and children’s presents to try and retrieve some semblance of order in time for Christmas. Adults and children were

not the only ones to be affected by the catastrophe; much-loved pets were also rescued by their owners and they too lacked food and bedding. Cruz Azul volunteers and supporters decided to do something about it, doing a big shop and delivering several trolley loads of pet comforts, courtesy of volunteer Andy Copas’s big car. “It was a pleasure to be able to do something for people’s pets and make sure that they were looked after too,” said Janis Johnstone, another Cruz Azul volunteer who helped deliver everything to the town hall. Cruz Azul exists to provide veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of people in need and to promote responsible pet ownership. If you need help, would like to donate or to volunteer, they can be contacted by email: info@cruz azulmurcia.es via their website: www.uk.cruzazulmurcia. es or call: 693 017 616. Photos: Sue Thomason

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Cruz Azul at the town hall


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Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues: Across 1 In case you can meet us, can you call us in Italy (7) 5 The kind of music heard everywhere, especially Scotland (5) 8 A writer with some elegance (5) 9 Throwing away the mould (7) 10 Fan involved in a hold-up (9) 12 Drop one of 15 (3) 13 Trader gives the price, but with some hesitation (6) 14 Takes charge of a meeting between myself and the cleaners (6) 17/2 Late atmospheric conditions may please an agricultural worker (3,3) 18 Scruffy tradesmen spruced up (9)

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20 One doctor sent to bed drunk (7) 21 An idol to many was a mass murderer (5) 23 A loyal subject of Belgium (5) 24 Remarkable, but hardly competent (7) Down 1 Trials for important matches (5) 2 See 17 Across 3 Give a different name to a single bloom (7) 4 Hasty start to crew changes in small craft (6) 5 Flowing prose should be a model to all (5) 6 Want to take four on a trip abroad (9) 7 Deviations, but are they on course (7) 11 Oddly enough, bad Poles love to dance (4,5) 13 Drink in hearty style (7) 15 Its presence at an interment signifies peace (7) 16 A let-off? You can say that again (6) 18 Weapon seen in some circles as a breakthrough (5) 19 The trick is to avoid it (5) 22 Cause friction in the sport's second team (3) Regular clues Across 1 Italian region (7) 5 Whistled (5) 8 Method (5) 9 Shedding (7) 10 Follower (9) 12 Chopper (3) 13 Barrow-boy (6) 14 Seats (6) 17/2 Shepherd's portent (3,3) 18 Gave a face-lift (9) 20 Drank (7) 21 King of Judea (5) 23 Belgian city (5) 24 Distinguished (7)

Down 1 Examinations (5) 2 See 17 Across 3 Windflower (7) 4 Small vessels for pleasure cruises/racing (6) 5 Model (5) 6 Hardship (9) 7 Sharp angled golf hole (7) 11 Ballroom dance (4,5) 13 Pleasant (7) 15 Chop up (7) 16 Come again? (6) 18 Cavalry sword (5) 19 Move in and out (5) 22 Massage (3)

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Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Down Across 1 Jabones (5) 1 Restar (8) 2 Barriles (7) 7 Sombra (5) 3 Cuerda (4) 8 Avión (9) 4 Capilla (6) 9 Fuera (3) 5 Canoa (5) 10 Semilla (4) 6 Escarabajos (7) 11 Centro (6) 7 Sección (7) 13 Sistema (6) 12 Lentejas (7) 14 Voces (6) 13 Calles (7) 17 Títulos (6) 15 Más loco (7) 18 Pelota (4) 16 Guijarro (6) 20 Víspera (3) 17 Lágrimas (5) 22 Bibliotecario (9) 19 Pulmones (5) 23 Neumáticos (5) 21 Bolsas (4) 24 Medidas (8)


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Three new equines rescued as sanctuary recovers from Christmas flooding jA donkey cruelly hobbled and left to stand alone without shelter throughout last month’s torrential rainfall is now safe from harm thanks to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. The Rojales sanctuary rescued the donkey, named Dulce Dawn, on Boxing Day in a joint operation with San Javier police, even as the centre itself battled major flooding caused by a week of

again called out by San Javier police to rescue another two ponies found wandering a road in the same area. Veterinary inspections later revealed the stallion, believed to be about 14 years old, has one deformed hoof, while the mare, about seven years old, is malnourished and could be in foal – ultrasound tests conducted on December 30 were inconclusive, Sue said.

Dulce Dawn, safe in her new stable at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, never to be hobbled again

wet and wild weather. Dulce Dawn had been found crudely tied to prevent her from moving, with rope wrapping from her head to her front and back legs. A shocking video depicting the hobbled donkey, posted on the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre’s Facebook page, attracted international condemnation. “This case went far beyond normal hobbling,” said Easy Horse Care co-founder Sue Weeding, who added the donkey is possibly in foal. “While a lot of Spanish farmers do tether their horses in fields with rope, they don't normally hobble them and certainly not like this. It was horrendous and barbaric and we suspect it was not even legal.” Just one day later, on December 27, Sue and her husband Rod Weeding were

“It's looking probable that she is in foal but it's difficult sometimes to get an accurate read with the mobile ultrasound. The other possibility is that she has a load of worms, which is why her belly is so big and she looks quite poorly. Our equine veterinarian will do another ultrasound in two weeks to confirm the situation,” Sue said. The three rescues came as the Weedings battled thick mud and used electric pumps to expel water from their fields and stables, inundated in the recent flooding. The couple also discovered the wild weather had damaged a huge load of expensive forage they’d bought in from northern Spain to feed their horses over the winter. “Our hay shelter is simply too small now that we have

102 rescued equines, and though we did cover the forage up, it obviously got wet and started to go mouldy. Most of it couldn’t be salvaged, which was an absolute shame,” Sue said. But she said the couple were buoyed by a show of support, with many kind locals generously donating to help cover the unexpected cost of replacement hay. Just €5 buys one entire hay bale, but many people donated much more, Sue said. As they attempt to get back on their feet, the Weedings are calling for donations of good-quality furniture items to sell in their network of six charity stores. The centre’s English tack shop is also offering half price off many brand new saddles, riding clothes and tack items until January 31, in a bid to raise further funds. The equestrian store is located at the rescue centre and open from 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Monetary donations are also gratefully welcomed and can be made securely online at www.easyhorsecare.net/ donate/one-off-donation. Meanwhile, long-time supporter Louise Brandley of Looking Good Boutique in Orihuela has already sold five of 20 elegant pieces donated to the cause by Canadian designer Joseph Ribkoff, raising €745 for the rescued horses so far.

The two ponies rescued on December 27. The mare (left) is possibly in foal and the stallion (right) has a deformed hoof

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre relies entirely on donations to fund its animal welfare work, including the feeding and care of the centre’s 102 horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Located just outside Ro-

jales at Partido Lo Garriga, 59, the centre opens to the public on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm and 4pm. Free horse tours run throughout the afternoon and refreshments are available in the café. For more details and directions, please visit www.easyhorsecare.net

Dulce Dawn cruelly hobbled in a field before her December 26 rescue


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Denia Cat Protection League

APAH

Aldea Felina www.aldeafelina.es Gerda is a beautiful and very affectionate lady cat. She gets along well with others, is very playful and cuddly, and loves to be around you all day. She's urgently looking for a new home. For adopting Gerda or any of our other cats, the shelter is open every Sunday, 10am -12pm, or please call Luisa for an appointment 648 100 629.

Akira

Animal Protection in Horadada Born in May last year, Toddy and his brother Saki are two beautiful long-haired white kittens. They are fully vaccinated, neutered and ready to start this New Year in a loving home. To arrange to meet them, please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

Finn is a one-year-old male who is not at all happy at the shelter. We would love him to find a nice family where he can start enjoying his life. He needs some stability of a nice home. Ring for more info 657 689 567.

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Choco is a one-and-a-half -year old pretty Brittany. He was found running alone on the streets and brought to APAD. He was very dirty and totally afraid. He likes to be with and play with other dogs, but is still afraid of humans. He must have had very bad experiences. Gradually he is losing his fear and getting

confidence, seeing that other dogs seek human contact. Choco needs people experienced with dogs who can keep him calm and patiently show him that there are humans who can love him and take care of him. Contact 96 642 7678, info@apad-apad.org, www.apad-apad.org

Pets in PEPA Spain Sunny is seven months old and is happy and content to be near all people including children. Sunny has been used to living outside in a farmhouse courtyard with another dog but will very soon adapt to sleeping at night in a house with a new owner. She is vaccinated, sterilised and has a microchip. Call 645 469 253. www.petsinspain.com info@petsinspain.com

A.R.C., Jalón

APASA Luki, male, Shelter since 16.05.2016. Terrier-Mix, DOB 15.05.2015. 45cm. It is hard to believe that Luki´s owners did not look for him or asked for him at our shelter. He was found wandering the streets with a female dog. She was picked up by her owners, but Luki was not. He is a great dog, typical terrier, energetic and affectionate. He loves his walks and his people. Luki would be great in any family, with or without dogs. For more information call 618 754 635.

Mitzi. This beautiful German Shepherd cross desperately needs a forever home. She has a lovely temperament, is 12 months old, fully vaccinated, chipped and has a passport. She was found up in the mountains as a tiny puppy and rescued by ARC. Contact Sally 625 985 689 or Jayne 649 310 285. www.jalonvalleyarc.com Email jalonvalleyarc14@yahoo.co.uk Facebook – Jalon Valley A.R.C.

Jackson about six months old was recently rescued. He is in a loving foster home with lots of other cats and dogs and gets on very well with both. He is the sweetest boy, behaving very well. He has a gentle soul and is very affectionate. For more info on this adorable boy please telephone the PEPA helpline on 650 304 746 or email p.e.p.a.animalchar ity@gmail.com

Benidorm Animal Shelter This is Tina,a beautiful two- year-old little girl waiting for a special home. She loves being cuddled and going for walkies. She is great with other dogs. Abandoned by her owner because he had to work long hours. Call María Teresa on 677 373 396.


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Inner ear problems Back in early October, my wife Susie and I volunteered to be practice patients for the students at the University of Indianapolis in the Physical and Occupational Therapy departments. Altogether, we made a half dozen trips to work with graduate students in the physical and occupational therapy programs. The experience was good for me; it gave me a chance to exchange ideas with members of the often maligned millennial generation (Note 1), a stereotype that did not fit these young people at all. The encounters with these young men and women made me feel much better about the future. The students, who sometimes have to practice on one another, loved Susie; she was a prime client who was still recovering from her hip replacement surgery. On the other hand, I was concerned about being able to help out; I didn’t really have anything major for them to work on other than my arthritic joints and other various and sundry aches and pains that come with being old. However, shortly before our first visit to the school, I developed some intermittent dizzy spells which the students picked up on during our initial interview. Several causes for the dizziness were examined and a process of elimination eventually had the students and their instructor concentrating on vertigo caused by inner ear problems. - Before we go any further, I’m not one of those old people who talk about their medical problems all day. Honest, I’m not. Okay. Okay. Maybe I am, just a little bit, but in order to get to the meat of this story, I need to explain without going into detail what they were talking about. The thought has occurred to me that some of my readers will either fall asleep or abandon the rest of the story before getting through the next two paragraphs, but I couldn’t come up with any way to make them entertaining so I elected to just write the words and get it over with. The instructor showed me a diagram of the ear canal and what they thought was the problem. The inner ear contains, among other things, a tiny pouch connected to nerve cells. This pouch is filled with even tinier pebbles that roll around inside the pouch as our heads move, touching the connected nerve cells. Their movement is recorded by these nerve cells and transmitted to other nerves which magically help us to remain upright. A problem occurs on occasion when some of those pebbles will get out of the pouch and give us a case of vertigo. That was the diagnosis for my dizziness. Physical therapists have developed a simple method to fix this which the students practiced on me. (Note 2) It did help, but that is not where my story ends. The revelation of the pebbles bouncing around in my head like a steel ball in a pinball machine brought on another chapter in my never-ending daily struggle to settle, in my own mind, the question of whether we, as human beings, were created, were evolved or are just random products of the two.

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A regular column by Gordon Grindstaff, 'Across the pond' I’m not taking sides on this question. It’s just that I spent many years analyzing computer systems looking for answers to complex problems and that experience has carried over into my own life and the complex questions that surround it. At any rate, realizing there are calcium pebbles rolling around inside my head – I know. I know. ‘Rocks in my head’ - had me putting another checkmark on the creation side of the problem. It’s too much for me to ask of the evolution proponents how natural progression could come up with the idea of tiny pebbles in a nerve-filled pouch, much less evolve the things necessary to make it happen. The marvel of the human body, as well as the world around us, has hundreds of examples like this that would seem to require the help of a supreme being somewhere along the way, but on the other hand, a tremendous amount of faith is required to believe He or She is out there. I probably will never get this question sorted out to suit me. I suppose I’ll have to wait until I die to really find out. Or not. In the meantime, if I get my ducks in a row, you will see a new picture at the top of this column today. The last few months have been rough on all of us so I’m ready to leave 2016 behind. I decided a new picture with a new hat might be appropriate for the New Year of 2017. Susie bought the hat after she caught me wearing my other hat, the one with the ear flaps, a style made famous by cousin Eddie of ‘Christmas Vacation’ movie fame. It’s been suggested that every extended family has a cousin Eddie and Susie already thinks I fit the bill for our bunch; the ear flaps only serve to confirm it. They keep my ears warm but I learned long ago that my wearing the cousin Eddie model pushes one of Susie’s buttons that is best left alone so cold ears be damned. I’m wearing the Fedora. G2 notes: Note 1: The millennial generation is a term loosely defined as folks born in the years from 1982–2004. The media folks came up with this term in order to categorize a generation, but the 'one size fits all’ idea is a lot of hooey to me. Note 2: If this subject really interests you, google ‘Otoliths. Ear Rocks. And the Epley maneuver’ and read the Indiana Media story.

Sunday, 15/1/2017 The second leg of Levison Wood's epic four-month journey across Central America sees the explorer and his companion Alberto covering an incredible 400 miles across Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. They party in a unique Caribbean town that's home to the descendants of shipwrecked African slaves, before trekking through beautiful but treacherous mountain landscapes. The duo also have to run the gauntlet of fiercely defended gang territories in one of the most violent cities in the world.

Trump: The Kremlin Candidate? - Panorama (BBC1, 8.30pm) Monday, 16/1/2017 In the week of the new President's inauguration, Panorama investigates Donald Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin. John Sweeney - who has confronted both men in the past - travels to Russia, the United States and the battlefields in Ukraine to report on what's behind their mutual admiration. He examines whether Russian cyber-warriors helped get Donald Trump into the White House and asks how safe the world will be if they stay friends - or if their relationship falls apart.

How to Lose Weight Well (C4, 8pm) Tuesday, 17/1/2017 Dr Xand van Tulleken, Hala El-Shafie help more dieters tackle weight-loss regimes. They begin by meeting Stefanie and Jade from Harrow who have just 10 days to slim down before the launch of their clothing label. Jade tests a low-fat diet, while sugar addict Stefanie must survive on foods that don't contain the sweet stuff. Later, the duo challenge fast-food fan Matt from Redditch to test a 'warrior' diet, which involves eating like a Roman soldier. And finally Rob from the Wirral tries a 'Sleeping Beauty' regime, in the hope that sleeping more will help his body optimise the hormones that control his metabolism and appetite. But will there be a happy ever after as far as his diet is concerned?


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96 585 5286 WWW.WAY2GOHIRE.COM One way van hire, UK-Spain-UK, Pets welcome, drivers available. See our front page ad every week in The Post. Call 965 794 682


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Animal world ACCOMPANY YOUR PET(S) whilst they are driven in comfort to any destination in Europe by an experienced animal carer/driver. Contact Denise. info@petchauffeur .eu or Tel 952 197 187 696 233 848 www.petchauffeur.eu

SAILING BOAT FOR sale in Altea. Jeanneau Sun Way 21 (1992) Full service history. With mooring in Altea harbour. Reduced to 9.400 €. Tel 669 849 085 BENETEAU FIRST 29 1985 North Sails, Spinnaker. Lying Villa Joyosa. 14,000euros 686181926 EXCELLENT SKI/LEISURE BOAT in great condition. Bayliner Capri18.50ft bow rider 2001, berthed in Les Bassettes, Benissa, mooring available, 8.500€. Selling due to upgrade. Photos on request 607 415 520

Insurances SOS INSURANCE. Best Deals! All types of Insurance covered. Funeral Plans from 0.80€ per day and Funeral Insurance from less than 10€ p/m. Tel 966 787 123/ mobile 622 275 561. info@sosinsurancein spain.com

Restaurants LAURAS@SAFFY´S BAR, CALPE. English Breakfasts, Fish & Chips, Sunday Lunch, open Tues to Sat 10am-3pm & 6-9pm, Sun 12.30-5pm. Avda Europa, at the very end on the roundabout. Tel. 667 613 045

P.E.P.A. (THE HELPING Hands Charity for Animals) Needs Help! By fostering an abandoned dog or spending a few hours each week on our telephone helpline You could help save the lives of many animals. Please telephone: 650 304 746 or 96 283 3325 For more information and to view our animals please browse our website: www.pepaspain.com PELE’ IS EXTREMELY striking beautiful Miniature Pincher. Colouring Merle’and White. He is 12 months old – and is approx. 7kls – Pele’ is microchipped and holds a full pet passport. Negative of Leishmania . Pele’ can be shy with people at first, he is fully confident with other dogs . Call us on 96 587 8284 or info@doggieangells.org CHANCE FOR ANIMALS: protection needs your help for general maintenance, walking our dogs. As we have to leave the house, we are desp. looking for people, who adopt our rescued dogs! Food welcome!! German braco, and lots more! 15 small puppies for adoption! Crevillente 콯 610 687 421 or visit us on: www.facebook.com/Su Cuatropatas COPPER is a Basset/Breton type crossbreed who is almost 9 months old. He was found near a busy main road and although he was in a reasonable condition he did have a deep wound on his head. . He is a very happy young dog who loves to play with toys and enjoys cuddles and would fit in great with a young family. He is fully vaccinated micro chipped and will be neutered next week. If you think you could give Copper a forever home full of love please contact the kennels on 9667 100 47 or email info@satanimalrescue.com

IF THERE IS anyone looking for a puppy or a dog that is in desperate need of a new home please contact the facebook site " costa blanca dog homing" We are always in desperate need of foster homes, short and long term, and if anyone can offer this please call 965 698 052

TRANSPORT FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS & CATS. Transporting your pets from Spain to France & UK and UK to Spain & France, other destinations on request. Full Spanish Licence & operating in accordance with EEC rules & regulations (ie DEFRA equivalent). The well being & safety of your pet is our priority. For best rates & service call 688 611 441.

COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom ing.com Tel 675 485 613 TRANS-PET PROFESSIONAL door 2 door pet transport. Fully equipped vehicle with aircon & independently run heating and cooling. Open plan vehicle with 2 carers. Welfare in Transit Authorised. Kennels & cattery in Alicante. www.trans-pet.co.uk sha ron@trans-pet.co.uk ES 965960658 or 600552030 UK 07801 272 162

SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Shelter open 7 days a week 12noon - 2.00pm & 3.30pm - 7.00pm. (Spanish speaking staff) or phone Gail 962 896 118 / Lesley 962 813 226 Visit our website www.spama.org and view our new blog atwww.spama-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM!

EXPERIENCED DOG SITTER can care for your pooch in pleasant and secure surroundings. For competitive rates and more information please call 648 820 699

WE ALL LOVE Rosie - she is a Sweetheart - cross Mastine a big chunk of love. Exceptionally friendly to people, other dogs, cats . Rosie is 3 years old sterilized and holds a full pet passport. Negative of Lishmania. Come and say hello to our Rosie you will just love her. info@doggieangells.org 96 587 8284

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BERRY IS A FULL BREED Espaigneul Breton Spaniel. Born February 2015 . She is quite small and has a pretty Rojo and blanco feathered coat. Very intelligent. Loves being with people and eager to please you. Very social. A happy, alert and Jolly Character. Full pet passport microchipped. Negative of lishmania. Infodoggieangells.org 96 587 8284

FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Sophie, 2 year old, medium size (20kg). Trained by an agility professional. Extremely good natured. Used to live in a flat, ideally to be the only pet in the house 콯 687 307 369 HOUSE/ PET SITTER AVAILABLE, long and short term stays. Protect your property with a sitter, reliable, honest, trustworthy and with references. Can also care for your animals in your own home. Tel. 648 820 699

MAX, MALE, SHELTER since 06.11.2013. Pointer, DOB 15.07.2005 – 55 cm. Max is a pure breed pointer and he was brought to APASA by his owner who could no longer keep him because he had to move to a flat. Max is in a very good condition. He loves to go to long walks and he has not yet lost his hunting temperament which is typical for this breed. He would need to be accustomed to live in a household as he is not yet house trained. Tel. 618754 635


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Painters HILLIER’S PAINTERS & Decorators. Covering the Costa Blanca & inland, 35yrs established. www.hillierpaintersanddecorators. com Tel: 644 355 137 Facebook HillierPaintersCostaBlanca

Plumbing & electric installations

WATER TREATMENT SOFTENERS,reverse osmosis for drinking water. Hot water tanks electric or gas. Tel. MPH 620 523 613

Gardening TRIMMING, CUTTING PALM /pine a. treatments. Plastic & gravel work etc., watering systems. Free quote. 678 318 354, 600 675 956, www.costablancagarden.com

SOLAR HOT WATER systems. Solar venti humidifiers & solar heaters. Tel. MPH 620 523 613

Selective Advertising Pays! ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS, 5 yr warranty. Adjustable thermostat. Protection against corrosion. High efficient thermo-insulation. Lower scale deposit antical. Anode protector. Magnesium anode, 3 yr useful life. No draining water when element needs replacing. Supplied & installed or supply only. Call MPH 620 523 613 BOILER INSTALLATION & servicing with certificate,gas & oil. Gas installations, 5 year revision gas tanks mini or large Cepsa or Repsol. Tel. Moraira Plumbing Heating 620 523 613 GENERAL PLUMBING from a dripping tap ... bathroom refurbishment. Tel? . MPH 620 523 613

INSULATE YOUR HOME and save on your energybills. Keep your home warm in winter, cooler in the summer Aprox 90% of properties built in the last 40 years have cavity walls that are ideal to insulate. We also do floors & ceilings. To arrange a survey and no obligation quote call 626 997 748 www.ecoconfort.es

Air conditioning & central heating

WHEN WAS YOUR BOILER LAST SERVICED? Plumbing, Heating & Solar Hot Water. Bathroom, showers, boilers, general repairs. 30 years experience. Costa Blanca South. Steve Baron Email: stevenjbaron@hotmail.com 콯698 537 056. 100% PLUMBING. FOR heating, aircon, gas, solar, bathroom refurb. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percent plumbing.com 965 835 939

Cavity wall insulation

QUALITY CONVECTOR HEATERS FROM NORWAY, Affordable stylish & efficient, low delivery costs throughout Spain, www.nea terheater.es Tel. 634 312 171

SPECIAL OFFER FOR garden and pool maintenance !! also painting and reforms. Call 646 78 70 24 Mark

Pools SWIMMING POOL CHILD SAFETY FENCE. Discrete, complies with EU guidelines, fully removable in minutes.www.neater poolguardian.es Tel.634 312 171 ESTABLISHED, professional pool cleaner, covering Benissa Costa and Moraira, Tel 671 202 985 www.morairapoolcleaning.com 15 DAYS SWIMMING POOL www.edenpool.net We build your pool in 15 days at top quality. 10 years warranty. Pool experts. Call 677 671 713 POOL HEATING solar or heat pump. Pool covers/rollers supplied & installed. Tel. Moraira Plumbing Heating 620 523 613

BEHA NORWEGIAN ELECTRIC economy room heaters. Air con units hot & cold inverters supplied & installed from €499. Regassing, servicing, pre-installation. Tel. Moraira Plumbing Heating 620 523 613 PORTABLE AIR CON unit for rent 75 euros per week. Call Moraira Plumbing & Heating 620 523 613 / 966 498 993

Doors & windows LOOKING FOR GLASS CURTAINS? Look no further! www.iqglasscurtains.com or call 965 973 307 or email enquiries@iqglasscur tains.com

Kitchens STUDIO KITCHENS, BENITACHELL Get the real thing not a copy! New door samples have just arrived from Germany for the new 2015 collection. New Colours ,New Designs. Call in for your free 99 page brochure or phone for a home visit without obligation.Bedrooms and Bathrooms are also available. Pare Placido 12, Benitachell 966 493 981 www. studiokitchenscostablanca.com

Property services STRUCTURAL SURVEYS Mark Paddon BSc Hons Building Surveying. MCIOB. Buyer's reports and defects assessment from €195 + IVA. Tel 962 807 247 or 653 733 066 Free initial phone advice www.costablancasurveyors.com HOUSE SITTER AVAILABLE, long & short term stays. Protect your property with a sitter, reliable, honest, trustworthy and with references. Can also care for your animals in your own home. Tel. 648 820 699 SUN BLINDS, mosquito blinds, roller shutter repairs. . Established 1992. Calpe + 50 kms. Tel. 659 464 992. www.toldosalchemy.com

GAS TANKS, MINI tanks, gas bottles and revision certificates. 16 years on the Costa Blanca www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939

Construction & Reforms 100% CONSTRUCTIONS, new builds and reforms. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939. QUICK RENOVATIONS www.eurobuild.es Professional Construction and Renovation services. Best Quality at Best Prices. Call 677 671 713


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January 11, 2017 - N° 485 VERY BUSTY NAUGHTY blonde German lady (47yrs), discreet, for massage & more,Torrevieja. Private 콯722 459 411 English spoken.. BI MAN IN Denia 46y, for men, women, couples, discretion and completely private. All wishes and more. Tel. 665 531 292 TORREVIEJA BUS terminal area mulatto girls from Colombia. Novelty. hot Dominas. 24hrs. Outings , Visa 콯 602 468 356 wassap

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CASA ANGELA. Torrevieja. Feeling alone or just want company? Exotic girls from South America. Call us and come and enjoy. We also do escort service. Discretion. Luxury Private chalet. Easy to find. Easy parking. Avenida Asociacion Victimas del Terrorismo. Drinks on the house, Open 24 hrs. 콯 609 573 468 - 639 832 118 - www.casaangela.net DISCREET SENSUAL pleasure with petite Spanish lady 콯 722 887 009 - Torrevieja VALERIA IN DÉNIA, clean and discret, eroticmassage, relaxing, sex, outhings and much more, call 686 094 328 VICKY TORREVIEJA Novelty, caring, kisses, caresses, flamboyant, curvy mulata. Priv. apartment. -Outings 24 hrs. 콯 645 442 678 THAI LADY for massage and lots of pleasure. Cabo Roig 콯 605 292 304 CRISTINA WITH TWO girlfriends! Massage + more, older gentlemen welcome, also weekends! Jávea - Moraira - Calpe 콯 661 034 261 or 603 338 533 TORREVIEJA. Brazilian mature lady , massage, relax. Silk hands. Escort girl. Outings, Hotel 687 131 005 DENIA, PRETTY VENEZUELAN escort. Sexy, erotic massage, hot, domination, games. 640292906

TRANS SHEMALE Yaiza. 28 yrs. Latin bombshell, beautiful bust. All services, home & hotel outings. 24hrs 콯 671 375 023 Torrevieja - www.pasion.com TORREVIEJA La Loma St, sexy Ucranian lady, very busty, erotic massage & fantasies ꇴ611 251 975 MARIAH, MATURE LADY from Colombia, 42 yrs, passionate and loving Torrevieja. Hotel & house outings. Privat apart.콯 652 619 145 CINDY ELEGANT Slim sexy caring sweet. Erotic massage, hot blonde La zenia 콯 607 735 745 SPANISH LADY, 34, Playa Flamenca by the new Carrefour 5 min Torrevieja, offers sensual massage. Affectionate, discreet. Private house parking. Economic 콯 865 646 437 THE EASIEST WAY to get classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: info@cbnews.es ALTEA. SASHA. New Russian beautiful Sexy Horny lady, nice slender body. Erotic massage and sexual pleasure! 611 296 752

TORREVIEJA YOLI Black lady, loves kisses, hot, explosive, busty, all services Outings콯 632 030 479 ALBIR SHARON Beautiful Polish lady. Massage with all types of services 콯 634 127 645

Beauty & Wellness SANCT BERNHARD Denia. Offers inc. CoEnzym Q10 for a strong heart. 60 caps €18 or buy 3+ for €16.80 each. 965 780 425 SANCT BERNHARD Albir. Offers inc. Spiruline 1350 for essential nutrients. 1350 tablets, 5 month supply, €29.95 966 864 171 WIGS. R. US. Indoor Market, Rincon de Loix, Benidorm. MonSat 10 - 3. Wigs, hair pieces, 100s in stock! 690 378 844

BEAUTY ELITE, ALFAZ del Pi. The Certified Centre for semi-permanent make up. All the best beauty treatments at the best prices. The Centre of Excellence. Call 966 881 646. Alfaz High Street, close to the roundabout at the bottom of the high street.www.simply beautyelite.com CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. Tel. 686 912 307

Computers COMPUTERSERVICE FROM German IT-Pro. Repair, Consulting, Training + SmartPhone & Tabletts. More: www.rvhcomputer.com Call Robert 966 474 822 or 628 614 812

Sat & TV

SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Cod Liver Oil for a healthy bone structure. 200 caps €10.90 or buy 3+ for €9.95 each. 965 780 425

Health SANCT BERNHARD Moraira. Offers inc. Green-Lipped Mussel for healthy joints. 150 caps €12.50 or buy 3+ for €11 each 966 491 573 HEALTH INSURANCE - Let Anita Bond, agent for Perpetuo Socorro, answer all your questions regarding Spanish health insurance. Call 96 583 3213

TORREVIEJA, Brazilian Miriam, mature lady waits for you for erotic massage & pleasure. 콯689 820 132 Good English spoken

SANCT BERNHARD Benidorm. Offers inc. Pumpkin Seed Oil for a healthy prostrate and bladder.130 caps €7.95 or 400 caps €19.95. 965 858 663

NIECE & AUNTIE, come to enjoy with us, very caring. The perfect duo!!. 24hr, outings. Torrevieja 콯 691 603 843

TATTOO REMOVAL by laser fading. Free consultation, www.laser-tattoo-removal.info Calpe. Call 965 837 553

BRIT BOX FREE Internet TV SKY Sports, SKY Movies, SKY Channels, UKTV, Boxsets, Adult if required. Only 145 euros No monthly fees. Tel 657766341 www.costasmarttv.com FED UP WITH SLOW, unreliable, outdated wireless systems? Call Excom FREE TECHNOLOGIES for a free site survey. Unlimited, with no contract. Ideal for holiday homes. You've nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving us a call on 667 196 186. www.fast broadbandspain.com See our full page ad every week in THE POST. UK SATELLITE TV INSTALLATIONS covering from Gandia to Calpe & surrounding areas since 2004. See our ad every week in THE POST. Call 667 196 186 digitalsatdirect.com SATELLITE SYSTEM REPAIR service, dish alignment, upgrades, installations. All problems solved. 965 666 206


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Business opportunities

Pedreguer/Orba

Albir /Alfaz del Pi

BUSY BRITISH SUPERMARKET inland from Denia. Trading 22 years. All year round trade. Easy parking. Low rent. Owner retired. Tel 639176812 for more details.

Jalón Valley OPPORTUNITY - TOWNHOUSE IN Beniglemba. 180m2 with inside patio. This house is in good condition. Consists of: Entrance hall, lounge/dining room with chimney. Large kitchen, bathroom, inside patio. Large store-room, little terrace, 3 double bedrooms, study. Water deposit. The house is situated in a quiet area of the village. It has plenty of daylight throughout. 80.000€. Ref-643 Tel: 609211710 info@karmaproperties.es

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LARGE 295M2, 4/5 bed villa with panoramic sea and mountain views close to Orba on large plot. Recently reduced to 275,000 € for quick sale call 0034 669 954 250

DETACHED VILLA, 3 bed, 2 baths, sep, studio annex, lge garage, pool, 399,500€ Tel 680 326 337. 3 BED/3 BATH villa 185m2 on large flat plot, 1010m2, separate garage in Benidoleig. Needs some reform but this is reflected in the price 165,000 € 0034 669 954 250

PRIVATE SALE. LLIBER plot 1500m2, house 275m2 3 bedrooms with balconies, huge kitchen, Naya. Court yard and underbuild. Must be seen 249,500€ No Agents Tel. 686 438 541 OPPORTUNITY - LOVELY TOWNHOUSE - Parcent. 153m2 excellent condition. Consists of: entrance hall, lounge fireplace, dining room, 1 dble bedroom+ shower-room, fully fitted independent kitchen built in he cellar that gives it a special feature, large cellar area used as a storeroom/pantry. 1st flr: 2 dble bedrooms 1 with balcony & bathroom. 2nd flr: Terrace with kitchen, store-room, gasoil deposit, heating heating boiler. The house has an usual distribution, making it unique & different. C/H, wooden beams, quality finishings, situated in a quiet area of the village. 115.000€. Ref-747 T:609211710 info@karmaproperties.es

ALTEA NEAR SEAFRONT Apartment available for rent. 2 bedrooms, spacious modern apartment fully equipped, close to all amenities. Altea is one of the most picturesque towns in Spain, and a great base for exploring the Costa Blanca! Email jon.kali@hotmail.com for more details & photos.

Villajoyosa VILLAJOYOSA, PARAÍSO, 3 bed, 2 bath top floor (5th) apartment in small block, built 2002, spacious living/ dining, large double glazed terrace, mountain views, fully equipped kitchen, undercover parking. Swimming pool. Close all amenities & bus stop. 174,000 euros fully furnished. Please call 670 385 954 or liddellperez @gmail.com

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Denia

4 BED WOODEN HOUSE with 28,000 sq m of land. Electric and water, totally legal. 179,000€ . Relleu. http://costablancahouseforsale.webs.com Tel. 622 275 561

Orihuela Costa WE NEED GOOD value properties for sale for our clients in the area of Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa. B&L Promotions 콯 966 764 040 or www.blpromotions.com

Fortuna FORTUNA (MURCIA) AT 6 km. from the thermal baths in Baños de Fortuna, I am selling because of my advanced age (87) some chalets in a small and beautiful quiet urbanisation. All are situated on private plots. Garage. With or without pool. Living room, kitchen, 1 or 2 bathrooms, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Aircon. Electr. Water. Possibility for Internet. All with official title deed. Price from 110.000,- till 170.000,- €. Info Mrs. Molina 968954056 or 686139618.

Guardamar Short term let

WWW.MONTGOPARK.COM Opportunity for investors Villa, Penthouse, Apart premises, with terrace, garden, pools, sports, near town centre, info 670 916 784

SEAFRONT APARTMENT HOLIDAY let, fabulous views, 3 beds, 2 baths, beautiful modern complex with huge pools, quiet area, Torres Beach, nr Villajoyosa, 10 min. Benidorm. Email jon.kali@hotmail.com for details & photos. GUARDAMAR. For sale or longterm rental. Only 400m from the beach! Corner apartment, 2 bed, bath, furnished, lift, south-facing, central. 79,995 Euros.✆ 616 939 326 or 966 773 985 - www.hf-immo.com

ALTEA NEAR SEAFRONT, holiday rentals, 2 bedrooms, spacious modern apartment, near all amenities. Email jon.kali@hotmail.com for details & photos

Torrevieja PREMISES FOR SALE IN TORREVIEJA Possibility to construct a five storey building! Good investment (approx. 200 m2). Centrally located in Calle Rambla Juan Mateo, 5 minutes walk from Torrevieja town centre. Also suitable for business premises, office, shop... For more info call

617 369 444

SEAFRONT APARTMENT FABULOUS panoramic sea views! Available for rent. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped, private garage, beautiful modern complex with huge pools, quiet area, close to Torres beach Villajoyosa, and only 10 minutes to Benidorm. Email jon.kali@hotmail.com for more details & photos.

Long term let LONG LETS: from 300€ per month. See our offers with info and pics on www.longletsbeni dorm.com. Tel: 608 127 622 - 966 807 124. LA NUCIA. ONE bedroom apartment adjustent to villa. Sharing big garden idea for pet owners. Tel 603 276 910


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We can also convert ordinary bikes into e-bikes

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