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Orihuela Costa tap water shutdown The tap water supply will be cut off today (Wednesday, March 14) from 8am in Orihuela Costa and Torremendo,

Orihuela town hall has announced. This is for ‘repair and maintenance works’ on the

main supply pipeline, which is called the Nuevo Canal de Cartagena. The town hall has not said

how long the works will take. A spokeswoman explained that the water company will inform them

when the works are completed and households will be reconnected to the mains.

Bat boxes for riverbank

Around 100 wooden boxes are being installed on the banks of the River Segura to serve as bat shelters. The work is being carried out by the environmentalist association ANSE, with the support of Murcia council. They are being positioned on a 12-kilometrelong stretch from Murcia to the Contraparada reservoir. According to ANSE, bats play a key role in keeping insect and pest populations under control as one bat can consume more than 1,000 small insects every night.

Installing bat box

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La Nucía hosted its fifth International Day on Sunday at the Camilo Cano Sports Centre, with an estimated 11,000 people attending throughout the course of the day. The main arena was transformed into a riot of colour and sound, as 35 countries, charities and associations exhibited items and souvenirs from their homeland - plus there was the opportunity to sample some traditional food and drink from each.

It was like a culinary whistle-stop tour of the world, where you could sample pizza, suckling pig, paella, bratwurst or poppy seed cake and wash it down with Russian vodka, Guinness or a mojito! The UK had a number of stands from expat associations including HELP International, CHUMS, and the U3A with an old-fashioned ‘tea shoppe’ serving pots of tea and home-made cakes

and scones. Throughout the day there were performances of music, song and dance from many of the participating countries. La Nucía mayor Bernabé Cano walked around many of the stands accompanied by consuls from several countries. He deemed the day a great success, saying it 'demonstrated multi-culturalism and integration at its best'.

Trail of destruction Elche local police were run ragged last Friday night after a car fled the scene of an accident in El Altet, leaving a trail of debris all the way to Arenales del Sol. A force spokesman said witnesses saw the vehicle being driven recklessly at high speed, overtaking until it crashed into another vehicle at a Stop sign at about 10.30pm. The impact caused significant damage to both vehicles, but the one that caused it drove away despite having a broken axel, no lights and a large dent in the front end.

Officers followed the trail, which showed the driver had strayed into the opposite lane several times over about two kilometres to Avenida de Costa Blanca, where he abandoned the car. The spokesman assured the driver will be identified and charged with a road safety offence. This was not the only traffic accident that night, as a motorcyclist was injured on the N-349, another crash on Calle José Díaz Mora resulted only in damage, and people were hurt in three other accidents. Also, at about 6am, a lorry

caught fire with such ferocity and a number of explosions – probably due to it containing inflammable material – that it was impossible to prevent damage to four nearby vehicles, one of which was incinerated. The fire brigade were able to put it out and are investigating the cause, but indicated it seemed to have been an internal problem. The spokesman noted that the number of incidents meant the accident investigation unit and other patrols on the night shift had a frenetic time trying to attend to everything.

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Alicante arrest for proficient bicycle thief Alicante National Police have arrested a 34year-old man who stole up to 50 bicycles a month, selling them on to a specialist gang who would pack them up and sell them abroad. The thief was finally arrested during a routine police check on March 6, while he was in a taxicab. He was recognised by one of the officers, as he had two pending warrants for his arrest. He was immediately detained and taken to the police station, where he was questioned regarding his connection to the stolen bicycle network. At the moment of his arrest, he was found to have in his possession electronic equipment, sunglasses and other items which police suspect could also be stolen. On investigating further, the owners of the stolen items were located. The thief had been breaking into community garages and stealing from inside cars. So far, officers have managed to link him to 21 robberies and thefts. The man’s main objective when breaking into cars,was to get the remote control for

the garage access, so that he could return and steal more easily. He later appeared in court, charged with 21 counts of property crime, and the judge remanded him in custody.

Upgrade for Benidorm fire station Last Sunday, Benidorm fire station held an open day to celebrate the force’s patron saint’s day, during which the provincial government’s emergency services representative, Jaime Lloret, announced that €600,000 is to be spent on expanding and modernising the station. This upgrade will allow

Fugitive found in Arenales

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An Italian man wanted in his own country for drug trafficking has been detained on a European Arrest Warrant after National Police discovered he was living in Arenales del Sol. A force spokesman said the fugitive was part of a gang which smuggled cocaine into Europe from South America, and he was involved in bringing a five-kilo package of the drug across the border. Having served three years in prison in Italy, he took advantage of a leave permit to flee to Spain. When officers caught him in Arenales on Tuesday morning they discovered he

was also wanted by the Italian authorities for misappropriation. The 49-year-old man was

handed over to the High Court in Madrid for extradition to complete his five-year sentence.

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more firemen to be on the premises at the same time. In fact, as from May, all daily shifts will have a minimum of seven firefighters. Sr Lloret also said that an area will be set up for emergency services near Guadalest to be able to provide a rapid response for inland Marina Baixa municipalities.

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Find out more New information boards in Spanish and English have been installed by the council at the sites of three archaeological remains on Cartagena’s coastline.

The panels stand Castillico beach near Villas Caravaning, Amoladeras site at the trance to La Manga Mar Menor, and at the

at the the endel Pa-

turro Roman villa in Portmán. They explain the history of the site in both languages and show pictures of the main discoveries.

beach promenade. Additionally another €206,000 will be invested in

a lorry with a crane to support the garden waste collection service in the summer.

Cocaine kitchen closed down A laboratory where cocaine was being ‘cooked’ to double its weight and value has been dismantled by the National Police. A force spokesman said they arrested a gang of three Colombian men who were based between Alicante and Murcia and distributed different quantities to other dealers, who would sell it on to individual users. The police enquiries began over nine months ago and led to stakeouts of the gang’s homes and people close to them. This established that they acquired shipments of cocaine which they took to safe houses in various places

Help with cleaning A total of €315,419 has been budgeted by Orihuela council to support the beach cleaning service on Sundays and bank holidays during the summer high season. The service has been put out to tender and includes a tractor with several cleaning tools and the cleaning of the litter bins, sand and the

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around Alicante province, where they set up small laboratories and used different precursors and chemicals to ‘cook’ the drug. The suspects continually changed cars and flats to throw off the investigation, but police eventually found out which day a shipment was being bought. Officers intercepted several vehicles, arrested the alleged dealers and confiscated a package containing 1,209 grams of cocaine. Subsequent searches of addresses found chemicals for adulterating the drug, precision scales and other items required to distribute it.

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Human traffickers detained

Magnificent flowers Benidorm is celebrating the 278th anniversary of its patron saint this year and on Saturday a spectacular flower offering took place that now decorates the front of the Saint Jaime church at the Mirador, at the top of the old town. Benidorm mayor Toni Pérez, along with dignitaries and councillors, took part in

A total of 20 women from Nicaragua were rescued from apartments in Murcia by the National Police during an operation against slavery. The women had been brought to Spain by a human trafficking gang and were forced to work as home assistants or as carers for the elderly with no

contract and no health assistance. According to the National Police, the women had been promised a good job as domestic cleaning assistants and arrived on a tourist visa. They were then taken by bus to several apartments in Murcia and stayed illegally in the country. A National Police spokes-

woman said the women had to pay a high debt to the traffickers – up to $3,500 which increased due to very high interest rates. “Some of them had to hand over their properties in Nicaragua to pay part of the debt,” a National Police spokeswoman said. A total of 10 members of the gang were arrested.

the parade, which started at the Parque de Elche, with all the fiesta queens in their traditional robes leading the procession, which finished with a spectacular firework display lighting up the sky. There will be more events to mark the anniversary, the next one being on Friday at 6am, with a pilgrimage to Benidorm’s three beaches.

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Costa women out in force Thousands of Costa women joined the Women's Day strikes and demonstrations held worldwide on Thursday. The largest march was

held in Alicante in the afternoon, but gathering took place at midday in practically every town in the province. Here are a few examples.






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Help at Home 'expands'

Olde English Tea Shoppe success On Sunday, March 11, U3A Marina Baixa were represented at La Nucía's International Day in the form of their Olde English Tea Shoppe, serving home made cakes, tea and coffee throughout the day. All the cakes were donated by members and the stall was 'manned'

The local charity Help at Home Costa Blanca ‘expanded’ at the weekend, when their new office and furniture shop was officially opened. The opening party was attended by almost 100 volunteers, friends and supporters, welcomed by the president, Carmen Perez. Situated just off the N-332 at Cabo Roig, the premises comprise a large, bright space to display donated items of furniture and home accessories. At the rear is an office and interview room. It is here that people who need a little help can

by 20 volunteers working in shifts. A net profit of ¤398.50 was raised, which equates to approximately 160 pots of tea and cakes! The money will be used to provide food for the Food Bank in La Nucía. A big thank you to everyone who supported U3A on the day.

come to discuss their needs. Maybe they are in need of help to get them to hospital or doctors’ appointments, or shopping trips, or just want someone to visit and chat to. The charity is always eager to hear from volunteers willing to work in the furniture shop or the original charity shop in Playa Flamenca, or undertake tasks such as driving or befriending. People can donate directly to the furniture shop or large items can be collected. Pop in and have a look round - there's parking close by.

The only way is up for Stroke Association

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Stroke Association Spain are developing and expanding at an astonishing rate. Since moving into their new premises at the Cultural Centre in Benijófar in September last year, they have been able to offer better and more varied help and facilities for stroke sufferers and their carers. Currently help is available at the centre on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, but from April the centre will be open on Monday afternoons too, in order to meet the increased demand. The

workers are all volunteers and assist with documentation to access other help and benefits; provide individually tailored physiotherapy; blood pressure monitoring; lessons in Spanish conversation; card-making and support for the carers; and social events. The group would welcome any new volunteers, especially if they have craft skills which they would share as part of the rehabilitation process. On March 24, Stroke Association are holding a

Spring Fair/Open Day at the Cultural Centre (Calle Francisco Ribera Perez no 7, Benijófar) from 10am to 3pm. There will be a range of stalls offering cakes, jewellery, clothes, books, art equipment, tombola, etc, as well as a BBQ and music to entertain. So come along to view the facilities, meet some of the people who have had strokes and are mending well, and pick up a bargain for yourself.

Easter in Calpe, a week of passion and devotion Holy week is celebrated in Calpe with fervour, devotion and passion! The traditional parades are watched by thousands of local people and tourists, as the processions pass solemnly through the historic centre of town. There are four local brotherhoods in Calpe: La Hermandad del Cristo de los Gitanos, El Poderoso, la Cofradia de Jesús el Nazare-

no, la Cofradia del Cristo de Las Tres Caidas and la Hermandad de silencio, this year there is a fifth brotherhood, Virgen de la Salud, founded recently, but they will not be parading until 2019. Together with the 2018 Fiesta Commission, they are responsible for the Palm Sunday procession and the “reencounter” with Our Lady of Sorrows. This year Easter week falls from 25th March until 1st April with processions taking place every

evening at 9pm from the Tuesday onwards (on Thursday there is also a midnight procession). The highlight of the week is Good Friday procession on 30th March, a parade which features all the brotherhoods carrying holy images through the ‘old town’ streets to culminate in the Plaza de la Villa. Easter Sunday celebrations start early to commemorate the day Mary Magdalena witnessed the resurrection of Christ.

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St David’s Day celeberations The Welsh contingent of the Royal British Legion once again celebrated St David’s Day at Harry’s bar in Quesada, where the chef had prepared a wonderful three-course meal that was enjoyed by all present. Again, Mr Leo Wynn had everyone laughing with his fantastically

funny humour. No sooner had we wiped our tears of joy, Mr Brian Killey had us drying our eyes with the beautiful Welsh love song Myfanwy. The day was finished off with everyone joining in the usual songs, including by then a croaking Calon Lan.

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Free Spirits HD ride to Xàtiva Fifteen members of local Harley Davidson enthusiast group Free Spirits HD met on Sunday, March 11 for their fortnightly ride. First stop of the day was for coffee at Venta Toni on the CV60 outside Gandia. After coffee the group set off towards La Pobla del Duc through to Beniganim, then the Bellus reservoir. After that it was on to Xàtiva-Genoves-Llutxent–Benicolet, and then back to Venta Toni for a well-deserved lunch. 2018 website launch Free Spirits HD have launched their own website: www.freespirits The website has been built by local biker Colin Spencer (not a Harley rider). There are sections for club

The group outside Venta Toni

clothing, past rides, contact the club, a 'for sale' section, gallery pictures, a charity section and much more. Free Spirits HD in its current form was launched in January 2016 and the group and its members are administrated by a small committee. Members must be English speaking and own a Harley Davidson. At present the group is made up of over 50 riders and pillions who enjoy rides throughout the year, which include coffee and lunch stops all planned by the road captain running the ride. Free Spirits HD are always happy to welcome new members. Please contact Director Barry Haylor at or the website or telephone 629 728 375 any time.

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Marina Alta Costa Blanca Floral Club Our next floral demonstration is on Thursday, March 22 at the Salon de Actos, La Senieta, Moraira, when we look forward to welcoming international floral demonstrator and florist Ian Lloyd. Ian, who studied floristry at the Welsh College of Horticulture, is currently the owner/creative director of Ian Lloyd Events. Apart from demonstrating worldwide, Ian has appeared on TV and also demonstrated at Chelsea. He has worked closely with The Flower Council of Holland and top designers, such as Gregor Lersch from Germany. Ian's business was voted one of the top 10 florists in the UK by The Independent. Please note we will be starting our demonstration earlier this month, at 2.30pm (doors will open at 1.30pm and close at 2.30pm). Entrance: Members €5/Visitors €8. Our flowers will, as always, be supplied by Paichi Garden Centre. Members are reminded that our AGM will also take place on March 22, Ian Lloyd

registration taking place at 11.30am. Do come and join us for an afternoon of floral artist by one of UK's leading NAFAS floral artists. All welcome. For further information contact Lynn on 96 640 5426 or visit our website www.marinaaltafloralclub. com You can also follow us on Facebook.

A huge thank you from Age Concern On Saturday, March 3, Maureen Payne, President of Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur, attended a meeting of the ADAPT Association in Lo Pagan. This association has two simple aims: the wellbeing of Englishspeaking members and the integration of members, through the association, into the wider Spanish community. Maureen gracefully accepted a cheque for €500 from Reme Ruiz, President of ADAPT. Maureen said afterwards that this generous dona-

tion to Age Concern will go a long way to maintaining all services the charity provides for the support and welfare requirements of people of over 50 years old. ADAPT raised the money through raffles and donations at their monthly social meetings. Reme congratulated Age Concern on reaching their 20th anniversary this year and reinforced the need for charities and associations to continue their good work having the answers, services and assistance for people when necessary.

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Average landlord who sold their property in 2017 gained nearly £87,000 The average landlord who sold their rental property in England and Wales in 2017 did so for nearly £87,000 more than they had paid for it - and one in seven doubled their money according to estimates. Average gains ranged from £253,981 in London to £23,874 in North East England, according to the research, which covered England and Wales. The typical gain was £86,651, with landlords having owned the property for just over eight-and-a-half years on average, according to the calculations from estate agency and lettings agency Countrywide. It found 14% of landlord sellers last year had doubled their money, rising to 28% in London.

Nearly nine in 10 (88%) landlord sellers sold their home for more than they paid for it, the research found. Landlords selling in 2017 typically made slightly less than owner occupiers, who on average made £92,886. Countrywide said this is because owner occupiers typically stayed in their homes for longer, at nine years - a longer period for house prices to have increased. Johnny Morris, research director at Countrywide, said: "House price growth has driven investor gains. "Landlords selling in 2017 owned their homes for nearly nine years. "In eight of those last nine years, house prices have risen. Even in areas where price growth has lagged be-

hind, most landlords have made a profit from rising prices." Here are the average landlord seller gains in 2017 according to Countrywide, with the average difference between the original purchase price and the sale price, the proportion of sellers making a profit and the proportion of sellers who saw their money doubled, according to Countrywide: London, £253,981, 96%, 28% South East, £108,073, 97%, 15%

East £84,265, 94%, 13% South West, £57,249, 91%, 11% West Midlands, £40,381, 85%, 11% East Midlands, £38,776, 87%, 12%

North West, £34,519, 80%, 12% Yorkshire and the Humber, £32,671, 78%, 11% Wales £30,938, 79%, 13% North East, £23,874, 75%, 9%.

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Equimur equestrian expo One of the most important events of its kind in the country By Barry Wright Equimur 2018, the 23rd Murcia region international purebred horse show, is taking place at the IFEPA exhibition hall in Torre Pacheco from March 16-19. Over the years the event has become a showcase for the world of purebred Spanish horses in addition to being an indispensable long weekend for the equestrian world in general. Equimur continues to maintain its leadership among the rest of the national equestrian fairs, and this is confirmed by it hosting a qualifying event for the final of the Spanish purebred morphology world championship. This makes it the most important event in the country after that of the Sicab fair in Sevilla, and many kilometres ahead of its other rivals, due to the quality of livestock, the participating breeders, as well

Two purebreds being put through their paces at a previous Equimur

as the number of trade stands, exhibitions, competitions and shows that, combined, make it unique in the nationwide equine sector.

Activities also include an exciting indoor carriage driving competition, a puissance jumping competition, pony jumping competitions, a

working equitation competition, the national dressage contest, a side saddle display, children’s show jumping championships, games and

horseball events, amongst others. Running parallel to the competitions, the show also offers a wide range of activities, such as conferences and demonstrations for equine enthusiasts. As usual, there will be an area dedicated to the livestock sector, a meeting place for professionals, equestrian clubs and more. The 2018 Equimur will also feature in excess of 100 trade stalls, including saddlers and vets, and specialists representing footwear, equestrian clothing, carriages and trailers, equine nutrition, livestock equipment sectors, and much more. Admission costs €7 per day, or €5 with the discount voucher that is available from the IFEPA website at The website also contains the full programme and times of all events. IFEPA is situated at Avenida Gerardo Molina, Torre Pacheco.

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TCF Spring Craft Fayre

Strictly for Dogs

Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF) are holding their annual Spring Craft Fayre at TCF, Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja 03183 on Tuesday, March 27 between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Beautiful hand-crafted items including cards, jewellery, knitted items, are available, as

On Thursday, March 22 between 11am and some other surprise acts that will keep you 3pm at Inn on the Green, Jávea, there will be dancing all afternoon, together with the infaa special fundraising event for Tanamera mous Tanamera raffle, tombolas, etc. Rescue called ‘Strictly for Dogs’. A tea/coffee and homemade cake will be This will be an entertaining and informal included in the €5 ticket, which can be obevent to raise money for the privately-run tained from Heaven Boutique at Inn on the hunting dog rescue, set up by Jacky and Green, Bar Mr Punch in Javea Park, Jacky Arjan Hazeleger. Their goal is to rescue Hazeleger and Pam Small (Fitsteps). abandoned hunting dogs, mostly podencos, Please come along to support the work and give them a chance when they are un- this hardworking charity do and have some wanted and there is no other place for them “Strictly” fun. to go, to be rehabilitated and whenever possible found a loving new home. You will watch a demonstration by Marina Pawley and her Fitsteps team and then be invited to join them to try some simple routines. Fitsteps was devised by Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe, two ex professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing, and is an exercise programme using Ballroom and Latin American dance steps to well-known dance music. No partners required and it is for all ages and abilities. There will also be Jacky Hazeleger with one of her rescue dogs

well as home-baked cakes and scones, bric-a-brac and nearly new clothing. Due to relocation there are lots of bargains to be had at rock bottom prices; everything must go. Free admission and refreshments are on sale. Bring your family and friends. Doors open at 1.30pm prompt.

Easter Fair In aid of El Preventorio Gandia children's home. At Scallops, Avenida Tamaits 7, Jávea Arenal. Saturday, March 31, 11am till late. Free entry. Food - fun - entertainment.

Children's fancy dress competition, Easter bonnet competition, Harley Davidson rides, live music, stalls galore, Easter raffle, Sumo suit challenge, Easter auction, and much more...

Andante to perform premier work This new classical choir is to perform concerts on April 21 at 8.30pm at Los Montesinos Church, and on April 22 at 7.30pm at Benijófar Church. Entrance will be free, with bucket collections for their local charities. The programme will include a work specially composed for the choir, ‘All Nature Has a Feeling’ by Eric Wayman, as well as

popular choral works by Vivaldi, Faure, John Rutter and Howard Goodall. Vicar of Dibley watchers will certainly recognise the work by Howard Goodall. We are still seeking new members, so anyone wishing to join our choir should contact or tel 96 671 6016. Come to our concerts to find out more about us.

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Experience to the rescue The waters are rising around the Silver retirement home in Gravesend and likewise the anxiety of the residents stranded on the first floor, partly it must be said because of their dithering. The staff assured them they’d be back to rescue them, but that was some time ago and they’re still marooned. However, far from being useless old biddies, there’s life in them yet, with a war-time daring-do attitude (although this isn’t set in that era). There’s Gloria, who wears somewhat avant-garde outfits, June who’s supposedly only there until her daughter invites her to move in with her, May, a liberal lesbian, Maureen a former amateur actor and a new resident with dementia whose name nobody knows. She’s confined to a wheelchair. They’re nothing if not resourceful, and while planning their escape we learn about their backgrounds, interspersed with witty one-liners. This comedy is written by sharp-tongued radio and TV presenter Sandi Toksvig, who’s appeared on BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, amongst others. Silver Lining will be performed at the Unión Musical de Gata from April 16-20 at 8pm. Tickets €12.50, available on www.javea You can choose your own seats. If you have a problem please email or call 634 330 915. Groups of 10 booked together will receive a free pre-show drink.

The cast of the original show

The Arts Society Marina Alta - next presentation The next presentation of The Arts Society Marina Alta is on April 5 at Salones Canor, Teulada. Doors open at 10am for registration. You must be seated by 10.55am for a prompt start at 11am. The Sistine Chapel Cracked! by Daniel Evans Daniel Evans Is an educationalist

with a passion for all things Italian. Formerly Head of History of Art at Wycombe Abbey School, Dan is now Deputy Head of Sixth Form at Cheltenham College. He has been lecturing since 2001, and spent nine years working as a senior lecturer, tutor and tour guide for Art History Abroad. He was voted the British winner of

the World Guide of the Year Awards in 2008 and alongside his lectures and special interest days he also organises educational study trips for societies to a range of destinations in Italy. An announcement will be made at the end of the presentation with regard to the forthcoming Society Arts Fair to be held at Salones Canor at

the end of September. Coffee is available prior to the presentation and a glass of wine or soft drink afterwards for a socialising period. Visitors are welcome for a payment of €12 per presentation. For more information contact sec

Mean ‘n my Lady Magnum Productions in association with HELP of Denia and Marina Alta proudly present a full-on classic rock concert featuring one of the UK’s premier touring rock bands, Mean ‘n my Lady, who regularly headline at major events and festivals in the UK and Europe, including ‘The Bulldog Bash’ and ‘Bon Fest’. They recently appeared at the world’s biggest Biker festival in Paris. Their special guests are a local, yet to be discovered rock band, Himmelfahrt, with original material that has leanings towards heavy rock and Steam Punk origins. A class act!

This concert will be held in the Careline theatre in Alcalalí on April 27, starting at 8pm, with tickets purchased on the door. Tickets are €10. We are very lucky to have been able to engage Mean ‘n my Lady at the start of their European tour and they have generously agreed to donate all proceeds from this show to HELP of Denia and Marina Alta. If Classic Rock is your thing, don’t miss this one-off event, it is not for the faint hearted! For information and to book call 618 017 201 / 96 649 9954 or email

Networks presents Summer Camp Full of hopes and dreams, kids flock each summer to the Broadway Dream Summer Camp. It’s a place to learn, a space to grow and a brilliant chance to discover musical theatre. The young actors dedicate their summer with enthusiasm and energy, each hoping in their own way to grow as a performer and to gain new experiences. But this summer will be different; for the first time returning students will tell it like it is. Being an actor is a hard profession with knocks and set-backs… Should they let the young kids dream of Broadway? Or should they share with them the

realities of what is a really hard profession, to be a performer on the Broadway stage? Summer Camp has been created by Nick Moore and is a rollercoaster ride through fantastic musical theatre songs and brilliantly performed by a young vibrant cast of 25 actors. With stage design and costumes by Dennis Carpenter and choreography by Ines Ruiz. Tickets are on sale now. The shows are on March 22 at 8.30pm, March 23 at 9pm, and March 24 at 7pm and 9pm. Prices are €8 for adults and €4 for children. You can book your tickets online on

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Three delicious stir-fries Stir-fry beef and vegetables Serves 4 350g flash fry or quick fry steak 4 tbsp oil 225g carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips 1 red pepper, sliced 1 bunch spring onions, sliced into 2.5cm lengths

1 x 293g can miniature corn on the cob, drained 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 1 tsp cornflour 6 tbsp red wine or dry cider 2 tbsp soy sauce 150ml beef stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper 100g frozen peas, thawed 175g bean-sprouts

To garnish: Julienne strips of spring onion Slice the beef into thin strips across the grain. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan or wok, add the beef and stir-fry over a high heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat until hot. Add the carrots, pepper, onions, corn on the cob and garlic. Stir-fry over a high heat for 3-4 minutes. Dissolve the cornflour with the wine or cider and stir in with the soy sauce and stock, blending well. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the peas, beef and bean-sprouts and stir-fry for 2 minutes to heat through. Garnish with spring onions and serve at once with green noodles or boiled rice. Stir-fry of winter vegetables Serves 4 2 kohl rabi 2 young parsnips 250g broccoli 1 onion 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp sesame seeds Black pepper or five-spice powder

Slice the kohl rabi and parsnips into thin strips, break the broccoli into small florets and chop the onion. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or wok. When hot, add the onion and cook over a high heat until it softens, then add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the remaining ingredients, seasoning with pepper or five-spice powder to taste, and continue to stirfry until the vegetables are tender but still crisp. Adjust the seasoning, adding more soy sauce, pepper or five-spice powder as necessary. These vegetables are delicious with grilled pork chops. Stir-fry pork with cashews and spicy noodles Serves 4 2 t bsp olive oil 680g pork fillet, thinly sliced

85g cashew nuts 2 small leeks, trimmed, washed and cut into thin strips 230g mushrooms, trimmed and sliced 2 courgettes, cut into thin strips 170g cooked chilli egg noodles 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Salt and freshly ground black pepper Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or wok and add the slices of pork fillet and cashew nuts. Stir until the meat is cooked all over about 2 to 4 minutes. Add the leeks and mushrooms, and when the mushrooms are soft, add the courgettes. Stir-fry until the pork is cooked. Stir in the egg noodles and Worcestershire sauce, then heat through and season to taste and serve immediately.

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Recipe supplied by the Oasis Bar Bistro, Benijófar

Oasis Easter Gala Pies A seasonal variation of a picnic favourite, perfect for an Easter picnic on the beach or served warm with piccalilli and a crisp salad for lunch. Available to pre-order for takeaway or to enjoy at the Oasis in Benijófar. 6 medium eggs 500g turkey or chicken mince 1 small red onion 1 clove garlic 1 tsp dried sage Salt and pepper 500g ready-made puff pastry Gently boil the eggs for 5-6 minutes, cool under running water and

carefully remove shells. Roll out the puff pastry and cut into 6 x16cm circles. Finely chop the onion and garlic in a food processor, add the mince, salt, pepper and dried sage. Pulse for 20 seconds at a time until you have a paste similar to sausage meat. Divide the mixture into 6 and form into a ball, flatten it out and wrap around the egg. Place each ball onto the puff pastry round and wrap around into a basket shape, squeezing at the top but leaving some of the meat exposed. Place in a preheated oven at 200ºC for about 25 minutes.

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20 Feature

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Change at HELP Vega Baja… but exciting times ahead! At the HELP Vega Baja AGM on February 20, it was announced that the decision had been taken by the Elective Committee to close the charity’s office in Torrevieja with effect from April 1. The meeting was informed that despite the best efforts of everyone, including a complete restructure of the office in 2017, the number of people seeking help through the office had dropped dramatically, in contrast to other offices in the charity which had been extremely busy. Michele Masson, who was re-elected as President for the charity at the AGM, said: "We strongly believe that if we allowed this situation to continue we would be failing in our duty and that our time, efforts and, of course, finances can help people if directed in other ways. It is

particularly sad that this decision has had to be taken because, as many people will be aware, HELP Vega Baja originated in the town over 35 years ago. "HELP Vega Baja is a forward-thinking charity and we understand that times are changing and that people now expect to receive advice at the touch of a button. We are working to ensure that our Facebook page and website are current and contain information sheets on popular topics. "We are also improving the process of applying for membership online, which we are working with our IT support to achieve. We also acknowledge that not everyone feels comfortable using the internet. For these people we aim to make ourselves available at various venues in the town as often as

(l-r) Carole Jones (Treasurer), Michele Masson (President) and Richard Garland (Secretary)

possible. Our Welfare Officer and myself undertake many talks to groups, etc throughout the Vega Baja area and we have asked our Torrevieja volunteers to join us for their expertise on many subjects. "The committee was delighted to be able to report at the AGM that the charity had gone from strength to strength in the previous 12 months and that through the support received at fundraising events, charity shop, Campoamor market, etc we were able to donate in excess of ¤30,500 to individuals and good causes in 2017. The aim is to surpass this in 2018. "Over 2,500 people received advice and information from our San Mi-

guel Centre in the past year and there was a 44% increase in net profit. "Like all charities, we know there will be challenges in the year ahead, however we are confident that with the team we have on board we will face any challenges and continue to be a well-respected charity that the community can continue to depend upon. "I have written to the town hall in Torrevieja and other organisations to reassure them that we are still very much committed to the town and we will always do what we can to support people and likeminded charities in the future. "From April 3, all requests for help and support, whether

from an individual, social services or other organisation, should be made via our San Miguel Centre on 96 672 3733 or email The 24-hour nonmedical emergency helpline can also be contacted on this number. "Exciting times lay ahead for HELP Vega Baja and we welcome you to join us on this journey.” For more information about HELP Vega Baja, including how you can join the charity’s team of volunteers, you can contact them via their Facebook Page or email office@helpvegabaja. com or telephone 96 672 3733, Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1.30pm.

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Lions wanted By Jack Troughton Expats are needed to let their fingers do the talking and get onside with a Subbuteo club looking for new members to play on the table-top field of dreams. It is hoped a combination of nostalgia and a competitive spirit will attract Brits to the Jávea-based Marina Criterion Subbuteo Club, now in its second season. The club meets every Saturday at the Palau Municipal d’Esports in Jávea Port and is open to people of all ages and nationalities, including beginners. However, despite being a British invention and its growing international standing; expats - especially adults - have been slow to get involved. Hamilton Academical (aka ‘The Accies’) supporter David David McAulay McAulay - who played in a crunch Scotland versus England drawn, honours even, but it was an Subbuteo clash as a teenager - exciting time in my life.” hopes there are people who will rise His career as a player ended when to the challenge. he joined the merchant navy and He said the rules have changed found that heavy seas interfered with and the men have changed, although the game. there still are stubborn loyalists, but However, David is now back in it remains both fun and very, very training - practice and tactics do competitive. count - and he travelled to Valencia “There are actually some players with the Jávea club’s founder, Pascal who earn a living as professionals Carrassi, to play against the Turia with sponsorship,” said David. “It Club. has certainly evolved from boys play“I played against the Spanish ing in their bedroom. number two and lost 3-1 but I was “I played Subbuteo in the sixties so pleased to actually score a goal,” and was fortunate enough to play for he added. Scotland against England - it was a Anyone interested in playing Subfour-man team but I was a boy and buteo can call David on 691 957 331 the rest were men; I was probably 15 or email subbuteo.marina@gmail. or 16... the match was actually com for more information.

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22 Girls' Talk

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The acid test: What's the best exfoliator for your skin type? Confusing jargon abounds in the beauty world and nowhere is that more the case than when it comes to exfoliation, an area rife with acronyms and words with way too many syllables. But 'glowy' skin is what everyone wants right now and, in order to get that, you've got to slough away dead skin cells. So, what's the best way to do it? Acid exfoliants are getting a lot of airtime at the moment, but are they always better than traditional scrubs? Here’s the lowdown on exfoliants: What are acid exfoliants? Acid exfoliants work by breaking down the glue that holds dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. This allows them to be naturally shed,

speeding up cellular turnover and revealing a brighter, smoother complexion. They are a type of chemical exfoliant, usually applied with a cotton pad, as opposed to mechanical exfoliators, such as scrubs or brushes, which physically remove the dead skin. What are the different types of acids? Acid exfoliants can be broken down into three types: alpha-hydroxy acids (for example, glycolic and lactic acid); beta-hydroxy acids (such as salicylic acid); and polyhydroxy acids (which include the aforementioned gluconolactone). AHAs deeply exfoliate to plump and refine the skin, while BHAs penetrate deep into pores to clarify the skin and keep blemishes at bay. And PHAs polish the uppermost layer of skin to brighten and renew the complexion at surface level. What's the best type of exfoliant for each skin type? People with normal, healthy skin can benefit from using all three acids at once, because each acid exhibits slightly different properties, so they can be used in tandem to en-

hance overall skin health and radiance. For sensitive skin types who are worried that acids may be too irritating, it might be useful to find a formula that uses only PHAs. The molecules that make up PHAs are much larger in size. This means they cannot penetrate skin as deeply as traditional AHAs and BHAs. Instead, they work exclusively on the skin's surface without disturbing the delicate layers that lie beneath. This ensures optimum skin renewal with minimal irritation. Are there any 'dos and don'ts' to be aware of when using acid exfoliants? Generally speaking, most over-the-counter acids are safe and easy to use, even when combined with other skincare products. Just don't apply them to broken or damaged skin. And if you're using a highstrength solution, make sure you follow the instructions

exactly to avoid unwanted irritation. Some people think that hydroxy acids shouldn't be used with retinol products, but that's not the case. In fact, they complement each other. Retinoids essentially cause old cells to retire faster. In fact, it is recommended to use a combination of hydroxy acids with retinol. The retinoids speed up cellular renewal and the acids ensure that the retired cells can be efficiently shed from the surface, so you can enjoy flawless, radiant skin even faster. As for combining chemical and mechanical exfoliators, many beauty buffs like to mix them, using an acid in the evening and a scrub in the morning to carry away the dead skin cells that were loosened the night before. Also, it's important to follow a chemical exfoliant with sunscreen the next day, as they can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight.

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Five reasons why turmeric is scientifically good for you Like avocados, kale and chia seeds before it, turmeric is one of those cure-all ingredients that seems to have blown up out of nowhere. Scroll through any millennial's Instagram feed and you'll likely spot a few riffs on the golden wonder spice: turmeric lattes, spicy rice, aromatic golden soup. According to a recent report by Waitrose, it's even overtaken cinnamon as the most popular spice in our kitchen cupboards, while Google searches for it are up 75% in the last five years. This potent plant of the ginger family grows wild in the forests of Southeast Asia, and has long been a staple in Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thai diets. But is it just a fad or are there actual benefits to the wonder spice? Here, we've found some science-backed reasons why you should tap into its healing potential. 1. It decreases inflammation We're all probably a little too familiar with joint pain, with

arthritis affecting about 10 million people in the UK. Researchers have found that curcumin, the bright yellow chemical produced by turmeric, is capable of interacting with a variety of molecules involved in inflammation, easing swelling, aches and pains in the joints and muscles. In fact, a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that curcumin may be just as effective as aspirin and ibuprofen at suppressing the body's inflammatory response. 2. It has antioxidant effects Antioxidants are pretty important substances; they protect your cells against the effects of free radicals - unpaired electrons that scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. The damage caused by free radicals has been linked to premature ageing, a host of neurodegenerative diseases, and even cancer.

As well as bolstering the body's natural antioxidant function by increasing glutathione levels, studies have found curcumin's molecular structure can even neutralise harmful free radicals in the body, lessening the chances of disease. 3. It can keep the heart healthy Heart and circulatory disease causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK; that's nearly 160,000 deaths each year at an average of one death every three minutes. Multiple studies have found that the yellow pigment in turmeric root can help to maintain the function of the interior lining of your blood vessels. One study published in the Nutrition Research journal in 2012 even found that curcumin may be as effective in improving vascular function in post-menopausal women as a moderate

exercise routine. 4. It reduces the symptoms of depression As well as being good for your heart and your joints, turmeric could also help to improve your mood. Research has shown that curcumin has a similar effect as antidepressants on patients suffering from depression, mood swings and anxiety, and studies on mice found that daily doses of turmeric can even increase the amount of happy hormones (serotonin and dopamine) in the brain. 5. It boosts immunity Thanks to its lipopolysaccharide content, turmeric can help stimulate the body's immune system, helping you to avoid cold, flu and coughs. Its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agents also help to bolster immunity during the winter months.

So try switching your morning coffee for a turmeric tea, to help give your immune system an extra boost.

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Would you ignore these common symptoms of ovarian cancer? It's often described as a 'silent killer' and affects more than 7,000 women in the UK each year - yet figures show there's still a huge lack of awareness when it comes to recognising the signs of ovarian cancer. As a result, this deadliest of all gynaecological cancers is often detected late, meaning that only 46% of women diagnosed with it will survive beyond five years. Being aware of the symptoms is vital for all women as early diagnosis is the best way to ensure ovarian cancer can be successfully treated. Here are seven potential ovarian cancer symptoms you should never ignore...

This may sometimes be accompanied by a complete loss of appetite, although not always. Changes in bowel habits This could be going to the toilet a lot more often, or much less frequently than usual. You may not necessarily experience extreme constipation or diarrhoea either. There will be no obvious explanation for this change, such as a change of diet or medication use. Extreme tiredness or unexplained weight loss

Persistent bloating This is a common symptom of ovarian cancer. Bloating might be accompanied by pain or an increased need to pass wind, and isn't affected by food and medication. However, it's often

mistaken for problems such as IBS, food allergies and gastric infections. Sometimes the bloating may be visible, and in advanced ovarian cancer, a

football-sized lump may be seen in women's abdomens it might even look like a pregnancy bump. Persistent abdominal pain This pain will be around the tummy, abdomen and/or pelvic area, and will be constant rather than intermittent, with no obvious explanation. Again, this is often mistaken for conditions such as IBS, gastric infections and menstrual cramps. Needing to urinate more frequently A noticeable increase in how often a woman needs to wee

is also a common symptom, as well as noticing that you need to take multiple trips to the toilet during the night. There will be no obvious reason for this increase, such as drinking significantly more fluid than usual. This symptom can often be misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection. Difficulty eating or feeling full more quickly Eating noticeably less than usual, despite feeling hungry, is another key sign to look out for. Women may sit down to eat a meal as normal but feel full much quicker than usual, often leaving large amounts of food.

Look out for a constant feeling of being extremely tired, despite there being no change in lifestyle, sleep patterns, diet or medications. Losing a noticeable amount of weight over a short period of time can also be a red flag, particularly if you haven't made any changes to diet, lifestyle or the amount of food consumed. Back pain Pain in the lower back, often mistaken for a pulled muscle or strain, can sometimes be caused by ovarian cancer. There will be no obvious reason for the pain and it will persist, rather than improve. If you experience any of these symptoms, have a chat with your doctor.

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MRSA is a type of bacteria that's resistant to several widely used antibiotics. This means infections with MRSA can be harder to treat than other bacterial infections. MRSA is meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is also referred to as a 'superbug'. MRSA infections mainly affect people who are staying in hospital. They can be serious, but can usually be treated with antibiotics that work against MRSA. How you contract MRSA MRSA usually lives harmlessly on the skin – in the nose, armpits, groin or buttocks. This is known as 'col-

onisation' MRSA.



You can get MRSA on your skin by: 쐽 touching someone who has it 쐽 sharing things like towels, sheets and clothes with someone who has MRSA on their skin 쐽 touching surfaces or objects that have MRSA on them. If you get MRSA on your skin it won't make you ill and it may go away in a few hours, days, weeks or months without you doing anything. It only causes an infection if it gets deeper into your body. People staying in hospital are most at risk of this happening because: 쐽 they often have a way for the bacteria to get into their body, such as a wound, burn, feeding tube, drip into a vein, or urinary catheter 쐽 they may have other serious health problems that mean their body is less able to fight off the bacteria

쐽 they're in close contact with a large number of people, so the bacteria can spread more easily. Healthy people (including children and pregnant women) aren't usually at risk of MRSA infections. Screening and testing for MRSA If you need to go into hospital, you may have a simple screening test to check your skin for MRSA before you're admitted. A nurse will run a swab over your skin so it can be checked for MRSA. Swabs may be taken from several places, such as your nose, throat, armpits, groin, and any damaged skin. This is painless and only takes a few seconds. The results will be available within a few days. If you're carrying MRSA, you'll be told by the hospital or your GP. You may need treatment to remove the bacteria to reduce your risk of getting an infection or spreading the bacteria. Preventing MRSA If you're staying in hospital,

there are some simple things you can do to reduce your risk of getting or spreading MRSA. You should: 쐽 wash your hands often – especially before and after eating and after going to the toilet 쐽 follow the advice you're given about wound care and looking after devices that could lead to infection 쐽 report any unclean facilities to staff – don't be afraid

to talk to staff if you're concerned about hygiene. If you're visiting someone in hospital, clean your hands before and after entering the ward and before touching the person. Gel is often placed by patients' beds and at the entrance to wards. It's also a good idea to put a dressing over any breaks in your skin, such as sores or cuts, to stop MRSA getting into your body.

This article was supplied by Yvonne Evans, Co-Director Family Medical Centre, Albir. Call 96 686 5072 or email

26 Greetings

Felicidades José

Te deseamos que pases un buen día. Un abrazo de todos tus compañeros

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Happy Birthday Joan

From Colleen, Marlene and all of your friends.

Joe Bradley

Happy 21st birthday Joe, our amazing son xxxx Wish we could all be with you, we're so proud of you. Love from mum, Andrew, Indi, Pedro, nan and Paul xxxx

Happy Birthday

Have a great day Lidia. From all your ex-colleagues xxxx

Happy birthday Estera. Hope you have a lovely day. From all your friends xx

Felicidades Martina

Felicidades Martina. Un abrazo muy fuerte de mami y de toda la familia

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28 Puzzles


Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues Across 1 Lacking in energy, maybe but don't lean so much! (8) 7 This dowdy woman is loud at first, then rum in a quiet way (5) 8 Rearing little Edward to become a soldier (9) 9 Censor, the director's instruction at the end of the scene (3) 10 They are the best playthings for children (4) 11 Drink needed butter added to make it sweet (6) 13 A real menace getting about in that (6) 14 Really enjoy getting into a pickle, perhaps (6) 17 Augments a source of water on board (6) 18 Eager to help as five trapped inside (4)

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20 See 1 Down 22 Representative of a long-distance tourist (9) 23 Eagles that are found in higher nests than most (5) 24 Possible alternative dear to a fighter in the ring (8) Down 1/20 Hardly the tipple for heavy drinkers (5,3) 2 One taking a nap somewhere along the line (7) 3 Left the lout to idle around (4) 4 It helps heal a wound but leaves a pain (6) 5 Seaside performer is a great hit (5) 6 No point in happiest, curious dedication (7) 7 Worried about the wood having holes (7) 12 Father lets out mother and himself (7) 13 I interrupt commercial transactions with long vehement speeches (7) 15 Sick of having no effect? (7) 16 A slope leading to a Western town (2,4) 17 Sounds like a sensible way in Paris (5) 19 Doctor holding a Yorkshire flower for a famous German artist (5) 21 Keep making a little dog (4) Regular clues Across 1 Lethargic (8) 7 Unattractive woman (5) 8 Infantryman (9) 9 Reduce (3) 10 Spinning toys (4) 11 Whisky (6) 13 Danger (6) 14 Pleasure (6) 17 Puffs up (6) 18 Keen (4) 20 See 1 Down 22 Explorer (9) 23 Types of eagles (5) 24 Bullfighter (8)

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Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across 1 Vestidos (7) 5 Delante (5) 8 Oveja (5) 9 Racistas (7) 10 Cirugías (9) 12 Guerra (3) 13 Resistir (6) 14 Noventa (6) 17 Bacalao (3) 18 Quietud (9) 20 Lápices (7) 21 Fugarse para casarse (5) 23 Escena (5) 24 Sospechoso (7)

Down 1 Escritorios (muebles) (5) 2 Ojo (3) 3 Cenas (a última hora) (7) 4 Esquince (6) 5 Arches (5) 6 En otra parte (9) 7 Destruir (7) 11 Residencia (9) 13 Recetas (7) 15 Enfermedad (7) 16 Besos (6) 18 Loncha (5) 19 Dulce (5) 22 Un (3)

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The Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers enjoyed a two-day visit to the beautiful region around Planes, basing themselves at the charming Casa Rural of L'Almasera in Margarida. Day one involved a moderate circuit through part of the Barranco de la Encantada with its pools of crystalline water, waterfalls and contrasting colours of the trees and vegetation. The second day was a strenuous walk to appreciate magnificent views of the reservoir at Beniarres and the peak (1,104m) of Benicadell. This friendly international group hopes you will come and join them. Full details of all their walks are on the programme, which can be viewed or downloaded from

CBMW trek around Planes

Mountain walking with the U3A Vall del Pop The U3A Vall del Pop Monday Walking Group are looking for new members to join them in enjoying the sights and views from spectacular walks. During February they completed their first walk at Parcent, when the almond blossoms were at their best, and for the last walk, Lliber to Senija, they enjoyed clear blue skies with a cool wind, ideal walking weather. Now is the time sign up with Paul and Jan (paullenist

Walks are usually 5 hours, including a picnic lunch and one or two water stops. Distance varies depending on the amount of ascent involved. However, anyone reasonably fit and with some walking experience should be able to manage them with ease, and when you've finished you can enjoy the after-walk drink. For further information on U3A Vall del Pop check Advertising feature


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The biggest event on the Costas for all your Homes, Gardens, Lifestyle and Leisure time needs is at our stunning new venue the 5 star Villa Gadea Hotel in Altea. On the N332, just off the AP 7 motorway on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st April 10am till 5pm The Show is FREE ENTRY and has plenty of FREE parking! Bursting with information & inspiration with over 80 stands of products & services to see, touch, taste, try and buy! Plus our fun feature concepts, your favourites are back, such as the Tapa Trail, Open The Vault and Pet Idol 2018! NEW for 2018 are the gardening competition, Baskets in Bloom, ‘Health Checks’, brand new stylish cooking demonstrations,wine tasting, new style workshops & the brand new Super Raffle with some amazing Show related hampers to be won… and as always lots lots more!


To be part of it and showcase your business, products and services to thousands of visitors as we provide the perfect platform to promote your products/ services in style! If your business is related to anything homes, gardens, lifestyle & the leisure industry to health and beauty then this is the Show for you. Anything goes… as we provide the fun & feel good factor ensuring our visitors have a truly great Show experience… We are pulling out all the stops to create another super Show in our new stunning location in the Villa Gadea Hotel, Altea. See FB - GM Promotions FB - Homes Gardens and Lifestyle Show Tel 695 399 841 or email for more information.

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Pets in Spain Kify is a 9-year-old Pomeranian in desperate need of a new home. He is blind but once he knows his surroundings gets round no problem. He also has epilepsy but is controlled and only has the odd seizure once or twice a year. Kify is great with other dogs and children and weighs around 4 kilos. Call: 645 469 253.


Gretal is a young female cat with a very gentle and shy disposition. She of course enjoys playing and is fine with other cats. She would make someone a very loving companion and looks forward to being homed permanently. Gretal is a very pretty young lady, about 3 years old. She is friendly, and although not used to children, would be fine eventually. Call 600 845 420.

Bowie is one our longest term residents. His girlfriend Nikita has just been fostered, leaving him alone again for the fourth time. Bella, Daphne, Grace and now Nikita have left him. Bowie is really wondering when it will be his turn to enjoy a chance of a Forever Home. He is a perfect gentleman, he walks nicely on the lead, loves to play and have a fuss made of him. Bowie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for parasites and is free from Mediterranean diseases As Bowie is one of our “lifers” he can be yours for just €60. A very small price to pay to

APAH put a smile on this boy's face and gain a wonderful family member. To know more about Bowie, or to come to see him, phone Akira Sanctuary on 657 689 567 email akira or visit our FB page Akira Benissa Sanctuary.

Martha's litter were abandoned when they were only 5 days old. Four out of the 9 puppies have been adopted, but now 4 years old, Martha and her 4 brothers and sisters are still living in kennels. Martha is very well behaved and likes to be with people. To meet her and the rest of her litter, please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

APAD Hi, my name is Tracy. I'm a young and active Pitbull lady! I like cuddling just as much as playing and running, so it would be best if my new caretaker has a lot of time for me. Will you be the one that changes my life and takes me on long walks together? You have to know that I'm also very clever and eager to learn, and I really want to be the perfect partner for you, so you will be able to quickly teach me everything I need

Benidorm Animal Shelter to know? Please will you be the one that takes me home, my friends in APAD say I really deserve it. Tel 96 642 7678,,

This amazing dog is still waiting for a good home. Someone has cut his ears so he looks scary, but he isn't. He is a softie with gorgeous blue eyes! You can come to the shelter and take him to the park and play with him. He is lovely. Very good with female dogs, but not as much with male dogs. Call María Teresa on 677 373 396.

Denia Cat Protection League A.R.C., PEPA Theo and Ari are a ready-made family. Five and 7 years old, they need to be homed together, father and son. They are adorable little dogs, very sociable and loving. We think poodle cross. They were found in a dreadful state but are now looking good and tested healthy. They have had everything done and are ready to move on to a home of their own. For more information about Theo or Ari please telephone the PEPA helpline on 650 304 746 or email p.e.p.a.animalcharity@

Aldea Felina, We have many playful and cuddly cats at the shelter now. Like lovely little Tino here. Most have gone through their health checks and are now ready for adoption. They urgently need a real home and are looking forward to your visit. For adopting Tino or any of our other cats, the shelter is open every Sunday, 10am -12pm, or please call Luisa for an appointment 648 100 629.


Snowy is 21 months old and needs a forever home. He has been neutered and his blood test for leukaemia and feline aids is negative; he has also had his booster injection. His brother Pudsey has just been homed. He is very affectionate, enjoys his cuddles and likes to sit in the sun and climb trees. He is good with dogs and other cats and would be ideally suited to a home with outdoor space. He could travel to a home in the UK. No adtoption fee but a donation is appreciated. Food and donations also urgently needed and can be

left at A.R.C.’s charity shop on Carrer Valencia 1, Jalón between 10am and 1.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Tel Sally 625 985 689 or Jayne 649 310 285. Email uk Facebook – Jalon Valley A.R.C.

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New Orleans A couple of weeks ago, the winter weather brought on a bout of cabin fever that needed to be addressed; the solution for my wife Susie and I was to make that 800-mile drive to New Orleans for a few days. We had never been there and the weather forecast for Southern Louisiana looked promising. We did run into some snow and sleet problems on the way south, but that all cleared up by the time we stopped for the night in Jackson, Mississippi. Our route followed Interstate 55 through Tennessee and Mississippi and the scenery looked much like what we see in Southern Georgia on Interstate 75; straight asan-arrow roadways, rolling hills and lots of pine trees. But as we neared the Louisiana state line, the surroundings turned into swamp as the highway passed between the eastern shore of Lake Maurepas and the western shore of Lake Pontchartrain culminating in an almost 23-mile-long bridge through the Manchac Swamp. Not being a big fan of high places, I’m always leery of big, very high bridges, but I had nothing to worry about on this one; the roadbed was seldom more than 10 or 15 feet above the water. Another thing that I find myself more and more leery of as I get older is big city traffic, especially cities that I know nothing about. I’m not sure New Orleans qualifies as a ‘big’ city population-wise, but the traffic there sure made it feel like one. I was pretty well worn out by the time we got off of Interstate 10 and made our way to the hotel on the outskirts of downtown. I had absolutely no desire to join the fray that would carry us to the heart of the city, where we would search for a parking spot the following morning. The desk clerk at the hotel suggested we try one of the ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft. That turned out to be the solution; a car picked us up a few minutes after I loaded the application into my phone and submitted my first request. (Note 1) We were headed for a bus terminal where we were going to purchase 39 dollar tickets for a hop on, hop off tour bus. During the 20-minute ride into the city, the driver gave us some tips on our visit. “You know, if you buy a 3 dollar allday pass for the trolley system, you can accomplish the same thing as that 39 dollar ride,” the driver told me. “Trolleys?? New Orleans has trolleys? I didn’t know that.” “Heck yeah. San Francisco doesn’t have anything on us.” He went on to tell us some good restaurants to try, places to avoid and areas that we shouldn’t venture into by ourselves. He volunteered to drop us off at a central location to start our sightseeing and as he pulled over to a curb at the intersection of two crowded, narrow streets, I looked out the window at a scene that was what I imagined that New Orleans would look like; streets lined with two- and three-story buildings with a creole architecture; second-floor balconies overhanging the streets, crowded sidewalks, bumper-to-bumper cars and trash in the gutters. As we climbed out of the car, an ar-

On the box Winter Paralympics Closing Ceremony (Channel 4, 2pm)

A regular column by Gordon Grindstaff, 'Across the pond' thritic stab of pain shot up my spinal column and I quickly realized that we were about 30 years too late in making our first visit to this city. Walking around all day was not an option and the nightlife… not going to happen. We made an on-the-spot decision that we would forget the nightlife altogether and instead of walking, ride the trolley and concentrate on another thing that New Orleans was famous for: the food. Our budget kept us away from the well-known restaurants, but even with that, everyone we talked to still had a favorite place they were eager to tell us about. I ate Po’ Boys of one sort or another for four days straight, enough that even the mention of Po’ Boys makes me break out in hives. One of the things that drew me to New Orleans was the prospect of enjoying a dish of real New Orleans Gumbo. I have eaten Gumbo in several locations and have even made some from a package of Zatarain’s, but I wanted to have some from the holy grail of Gumbo makers. I’m sorry to say I was disappointed; I tried the dish on two occasions and both times, I found it to little more than a dark, thin, lukewarm broth with little evidence of other ingredients. I couldn’t understand; the pictures of Gumbo recipes always show steaming bowls overflowing with shrimp, sausage or chicken in a thick roux. So when I got home, I went in search of why New Orleans Gumbo wasn’t what I expected. After talking to Vernon Murray, a chef at Zydeco’s, Mooresville, Indiana’s own authentic Cajun restaurant, it turns out that Gumbo can be made in many different forms including the stuff I found in New Orleans. Oh well. It’s not the first time my expectations have not been met. I do have some good news on the subject of expectations, however. We spent a day touring the World War II Museum in New Orleans; this far exceeded whatever expectations I had. I have a lot more to say about it but it will have to wait until another time. And with that, it’s time to say good night, Mrs Calabash, wherever you are. G2 notes: 1. This was our first experience using a ridesharing application and I have to say it worked out great; much better than I had imagined. If I had the time and energy, I might try driving myself.

Sunday, 18/3/2018 Following 10 days of sporting action in 80 events across six sports, the curtain is brought down on the 12th staging of the Games. Rob Walker, Ade Adepitan and Sean Rose present coverage from PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in South Korea, as the athletes bid farewell to the city. There are also performances from vocal quartet Il Divo, Korean boy band Big Bang, rapper Bobby and folk singer Song So-hee, before the flag is passed onto the Chinese capital Beijing, which will host the next Games in 2022.

Star Boot Sale (C4, 5.30pm) Monday, 19/3/2018 What do celebrities have lurking in their lofts and the back of their cupboards? Is it stacks of awards and vintage designer outfits or old Christmas decorations and forgotten bits of junk? There's a chance to find out as this new series invites famous faces to sell their unwanted items at car-boot sales across the country, with all proceeds going to their favourite charities. Over the next four weeks, we'll see the likes of Anthea Turner, Colin Jackson, Bobby Davro and Ann Widdecombe clearing out their clutter, but we begin with comedian Joe Pasquale. His natural sales patter is sure to bring in the punters, but will they be tempted to splash out on his eclectic collection of memorabilia? Shane Richie provides the narration.

100 Years Younger in 21 Days (ITV, 9pm) Tuesday, 20/3/2018 The pressure is on the well-worn famous faces - soap legend June Brown, actress Claire King, former Catchphrase presenter Roy Walker, EastEnders stalwart Sid Owen, actress and presenter Sherrie Hewson, musician Shaun Ryder, astrologer Russell Grant and TV personality Sandra Martin - as they do everything they can to shave some much-needed years off their brain, body and face ages before the professor reveals their final results. Tonight, Shaun gets his nose shrunk, Roy has an accident, and Russell attempts to swim, but gets sick. Two of the clinic's rejuvenation experts are convinced the subjects won't reach their collective target of 100 Years Younger in 21 Days. But will the old stagers prove them wrong?

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March 14, 2018 - N° 546 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. sha ES 965960658 or 600552030 UK 07801 272 162

Items wanted SEARCHING FOR RECORDS. All types of music wanted. We pay the best prices. Tel: 622 750 117

General PARKING IN BENIDORM for caravans, boats, cars, etc. Fully enclosed with 24h security. From 20 € per month. Call Parking Antonio on 609607745

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SANCT BERNHARD Calpe. Offers inc. FORMOFIT for natural weight control. 210 caps (1 month supply) €35 or buy 3+ for €32 each. 965 836 807

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SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765

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CORONA AWNINGS, BLINDS and carpets has been providing shade on the Costa Blanca for over 20 years. We install all types of blinds and interior blinds. Visit our showroom or call Nick for a no obligation quote. We are on the N332 Alfaz near McDonalds. Phone on 966 865 753 or 658 990 719

WANTED: WASHERS, FRIDGES, freezers, dishwashers, ovens. Cash waiting Tel. 965 874 838. Benidorm to Denia WE BUY LUXURY WATCHES For Cash! Rolex, Cartier, Omega, A/P, Hublot etc. Instant Cash Payment! Tel: 658 670 777. Or email:

WATCH24. WATCH and clock repairs. Total servicing, free estimates Home collection Tel 602 457 316

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SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Omega 3-6-9 for a cholesterol and joint-conscious diet. 180 caps €9.60 or buy 3+ for €9.00 each. 965 780 425 LOOSE COVERS, CURTAINS etc. made to measure. Choose from a wide range of beautiful materials in your own home. Javea based. Tel 965 771 397, 686 453 827

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 COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom Tel 675 485 613

3 FULL EUROPEAN Champion pedigree boxer pups for sale. Health tested lines. Home reared with love & care. 850 € each. Parents can be seen. Tel. 607 408 340 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: Cuatropatas

Visit our website 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: P.E.P.A. (THE HELPING Hands Charity for Animals) Are you looking for that special pet? All our dogs are fostered in private homes and are socialised and healthy. For more information please telephone: 650 304 746 or 96 283 3325 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 and view our new blog PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM!

SASHA now been here at the kennels 4 years, very popular with all the dog walkers, who all love to take her for a walk. She is aprox. 9.5 years old and is fully vaccinated, micro chipped and sterilized.콯 966 710 047 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

MARTHA IS AN ADORABLE 6/7 month old female setter, Martha is a high energy pup and she will need lots of stimulation and socialisation as she has had very little and is wary of new people. Martha likes other dogs and is good with the other dogs that she meets. Martha like most setters will make an amazing family pet. For more information about Martha please telephone the PEPA helpline on 650 304 746 or email

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Lawyers & Solicitors ENGLISH AND SPANISH SOLICITORS – all legal and tax matters covered including Wills (English and Spanish), sales and purchases, translations, etc. Appointments available in La Nucia and Moraira. Tel. 966 874 548 – NIE, RESIDENCIA, CAR IMPORT, holderchange, driving licence, last will / inheritance, assistance purchase / sale properties, insurances, Tel: 965 792 451, more under

Travel & accommodation NEW OWNERS AT Hotel la Palmera! Next to the N-332 in Ondara nearby Dénia. www.hotelpal +34 966 476 148

WANT TO DRIVE your LHD car to the UK & sell it when you get there? Call 658 670 777 or UK 07874 223 456

WE BUY ANY CAR , don't sell your car without calling us first for your FREE instant quote Tel 630 961 755

IDEAL CAR FOR Returning home. Volvo V70 2 litre Estate R Design. Silver, heated leather seats, climate control, bluetooth, Sat Nav, cruise control, 6 speed manual, sensors. 2 integrated rear child seats. 1st registered Nov. 2009, 2010 model. UK Tax & MOT intil Nov.2018. 63,000 miles 1 owner from new. Volvo Service History. Euros 7500. 962 807028 / 600 853127.

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FIAT PUNTO 1.2L, 2003, ITV March 2018, 109,000 km, 1500€. Call 666 061 251

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR Debt collection, evictions, solicitor. Professional, discreet 콯 697 834 934

FORD FOCUS 2.0 TDCi Sport, 135 cv, Nov 2005. 139,000 Km, 3 doors, metallic black, sun roof, cruise control, rear parking sensors, alloy wheels, 4 new tyres, ITV Nov 18, FSH, VGC, €3.250. Tel. 966 427 467/629 690 722, Denia

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Removals & transport 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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MAN & VAN for hire, cheap and reliable. Jalon Valley & surrounding area. 966 480 757 or 636 100 873

MERCEDES BENZ SLK 200, Manual, April 2007, 50,576 Km., ITV 09/18. Metallic black with black leather interior. Air con, radio/cd , front rear parking sensors, FSH, VGC. €12000 ono. Tel 966427467 (Denia) 629690722

DELTA EXPRESS LTD, Removals/courier service. Seen something on UK TV or on line? We can deliver items to your door in Spain. Fully Insured. Call 0044 7879604218 and ask Mick for a call back.

CAMPING & BUNGALOWS LOS LLANOS, Denia. The best on the beach. Your paradise. Plots and bungalows at good prices. 649 455 158

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March 14, 2018 - N° 546 SANCT BERNHARD Moraira. Offers inc. Green-Lipped Mussel for healthy joints. 150 caps €12.50 or buy 3+ for €11 each 966 491 573

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HYPNOTHERAPY: Anxiety Fears, Phobias, Addictions, PainControl, Depression, Healing, IBS. Call 678 323 659 All enquiries welcome. NAIL, BEAUTY & Chiropody at Denia de fitness, Denia. Call/ Whatsapp 607 470 267 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 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

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 CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. Tel. 686 912 307

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Health 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

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Employment wanted EVENING OR WEEKEND work wanted, by a reliable Lady. Jalon and surrounding area. Tel 686 438 541

Painters FAST, ACCURATE AND friendly service. White DULUX emulsion and gloss free supply! British tools used, Harris T-Class! Free quick quote over the phone! Alin 688 350 750

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Property services FLOOR POLISHING. PROFESSIONAL tradesman. All granite & marble types. All areas. Free Quote. Tel. 627 103 412 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 HOLIDAY HOME SERVICES. Key holding, cleaning, maintenance. Javea, Moraira, Denia 0034 602 210 207 GAS TANKS, MINI tanks, gas bottles and revision certificates. 16 years on the Costa Blanca 965 835 939

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Gardening SPECIALIST TREE CUTTING & trimming palm/pine tree + dangerous work. Gravel work & Garden cleaning also weekly maintenance. Free quote. Good rates Call Adrian 627 103 412 PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE. Palm cleaning and treating/pine trees. Overgrown gardens. Quick with quality service. Plastic & gravel work. Economical prices. Free Quote. Call Alexander 642 548 724 TREE SPECIALIST - WITH more than 20 years experience in cutting, cleaning and al type of spezial or dangerous work. Call Joseph 650 722 040 or 672 554 497 EXPERIENCED GARDNER!!!! I do all the work your garden needs. For any doubts call joseph 650 722 040 or 672 554 497

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March 14, 2018 - N° 546 FRIENDLY MATURE MALE available for massage plus for males in Torrevieja area. Free massage for ladies. Call 602 610 693 NEW IN Torrevieja. Qualified masseuse, Eolisa, 34yrs, great stimulation. Opening promotion. La Loma St. ꇴ 671 185 543

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Business opportunities TRANSPORT LICENCES. Registered company with 5 licences (Tarjeta de Transportes) for 10+ seat mini buses, 60,000€ 콯 615 469 259 (English spoken) VENDING MACHINE ROUTE. 500€ net monthly, work one day weekly 4,900€ ꇴ 697 834 934 UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY HOME and income on the Isle of Man Low tax no inheritance tax retirement sale after 20 yrs Forma hotel now fully licence 13 bed H.M.O producing £70,000 p.a. plus 3 bed owners Penthouse with sea views, £560,000 would consider part exchange property in Spain for full details Tel: 00 44 7902301706

BEAUTIFUL SPANISH TOWNHOUSE, in Fleix, completely renovated, keeping original character throughout. Comprises of: Grd Fl, entrance hallway, lounge + fireplace, fully fitted new kitchen, family shower room, nice courtyard, half covered, used as a summer dining room, huge wine cellar + utility room, fantastic uncovered terrace with BBQ, large separate guest bedroom & roof terrace, stunning views of valley & sea. 1st floor, dble bedroom + fitted wardrobes & large master bedroom, hot/cold aircon, family bathroom. New electric & plumbing installation, new roof, wooden doors, attractive decoration with arches & stone walls. Delightful property would make a perfect permanent family home. 150.000€ Ref1056, Tel: 609 211 710,

Properties under 175.000€

WWW.MONTGOPARK.COM villas, penthouses. apartments, premises, offices, land Last opportunities: sale and rent special offer for investors !!! tel 670 916 784 VILLAJOYOSA, PARADISE BEACH, three bedroom, two bathroom apartment, top floor (5th), built 2002. Fully glazed terrace. Unspoilt mountain views. Swimming pool, undercover private parking space. Ideal situation with bus stop below, 10 mins walk tram station. 5 mins. Beach, restaurants, supermarkets. Private sale, furnished €159,000. Mobile: 670 38 59 54 (English/Spanish). Email:

SOMETHING TO SELL? Place an advert Tel: 965 855 286

CASTELLEON DE RUGAT: 22,000m2 agricultural land. Excellent access 25,000€ (Negotiable) TEL:669 669 339 or www.parsan

3 BED, 2 BATH, refurbished, link semi-detached villa. Outstanding sea and mountain views. Private garden and communal garden with large pool. Off-road parking and private lift. H/c a/c, double glazing, fitted kitchen/open-plan lounge onto terrace. Reduced to € 145,000. 1km Callosa d’en Sarrià centre. By car beach 20 mins, La Nucía Sports City 15 mins. Tel: 620 865 267. inmueble/38733934/

FULLY FURNISED SECOND floor apartment in Almond Court Muchamiel 2 bed, lounge, kitchen, covered balcony large garage 75,000Euros ono Tel 96 595 2078

BENIDORM, NEAR COURTHOUSE, 1 bedroomed apartment, 2nd floor, separate kitchen, glazed in terrace. Pool, tennis. 75.000 € Tel. 658 578 346

COSTABLANCA, ELS POBLETS: detached villa, 4 bed, 2 bath, kitchenette, terraces, living space 170 sqm, cellar, air conditioning, plot: 200 sqm quiet, 450 m to the beach, many extras € 168.000 mobile 659 273 414 MIL PALMERAS, Riomar, 2 bed corner house, 2 baths, utility room, furn., a/c, fireplace, terrace, com. pool. Walking distance to beach. Price reduction 139,900€. 콯 966 773 985- 616 939 326 INDOOR GARAGE FOR sale, private mando entrance, 14.m2. Central Denia. €25000. Tel. 679784342. CHARMING VILLAGE HOUSE completely renovated in Castell de Castells. 111 m2 Distributed as follows; Grd Floor - Entrance, dining room+ fireplace, fully equipped kitchen +breakfast bar, courtyard & storage. Small lounge with balcony overlooking courtyard, bathroom & a ample dble room +own wardrobe & balcony. 2nd floor. Small lounge, toilet, a spacious dble bedroom + own wardrobe & balcony & a spacious terrace overlooking the mountains. Wooden beams, & parquet floor throughout the house except in the kitchen & bathroom. Exterior woodwork, double glazed windows & wooden internal woodwork. Original stone walls. Renovated with good quality materials. Ref-933-115.000€ Tel: 609 211 710

40,000 €. BARGAIN. Townhouse Benidoleig old town. Three bedrooms one bathroom. Needs some reforms. Photos at Tel: 669 669 339

Properties from 175.000€ DETACHED VILLA, 3 bed, 2 baths, sep, studio annex, lge garage, pool, 399,500€ Tel 680 326 337. PEDREGUER TOWNHOUSE: 172m2, 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Central courtyard and roof terraces. Airconditioning. Fully furnished. Was 195,000€ Now reduced to 180,000€ (NEGOTIABLE) TEL.:669 669 339 or www.parsan

SEAFRONT TORRES BEACH, Villajoyosa. Modern apartment with panoramic sea views. 3 beds, 2 bathrooms, beautiful modern complex with huge pools, quiet area. Only 10 minutes to Benidorm and shopping centres. Available for winter rental from September. Please Email for details & photos.

Short term let ONE/TWO SMALL CABINS, walkers/cyclists etc. Guadalest valley, (platform suitable yoga/Tai Chi retreats) Contact nature 666 805 271

Long term let LONG LETS: from 300€ per month. See our offers with info and pics on www.longletsbeni Tel: 608 127 622 - 966 807 124 (9'00 am - 2'00 pm).

SEAFRONT APARTMENT FABULOUS views! 3 beds, 2 baths, fully equip beautiful complex, quiet Torres beach Villajoyosa, 10 mins Benidorm..


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