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The Opposition Ciudadanos party in Benidorm are calling for urgent action to be taken on unruly groups, following a particularly busy weekend necessitating numerous police call outs. Spokesperson Juan Balastegui has requested urgent talks between hoteliers, bar owners and the police to discuss how to deal with this escalating issue of bad and inappropriate behaviour witnessed in the resort. He stressed that it is not a problem that can solely be solved by increasing police numbers – there is a responsibility of the business owners too. The group instigated a meeting last year to discuss this very same issue, which was attended by both police

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representatives and hoteliers, but no one from HOSBEC, the official hoteliers association came. Balastegui cited the issue of selling cheap alcohol was a catalyst for this behavior and that because of this, parts of the Levante frontline was now too intimidating for older people, families and young girls to walk past. A number of intoxicated Brits have also ended up in hospital, after injuring themselves, occupying urgently needed beds – totally unacceptable. Back in 2016 a motion was passed to draft a bill to address this very issue, but was never carried out due to disagreements between the different parties.

Dog killers arrested GUARDIA Civil are investigating a possible relationship between six hunters and the recent wave of dog poisonings in rural areas of Benissa, Teulada and Calpe in recent months. Seprona, the nature protection service of the

Guardia Civil, are now awaiting results of laboratory tests to see if the suspect poison seized is an exact match to that of the one that has killed an unknown amount of pets and wild animals. The hunters were arrested

after an exhaustive investigation. Seprona are continuing their investigations and further arrests have not been discarded. Read the full story and further developments in Costa Blanca News on Friday


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The third Mediterranean Coast Challenge took place in Altea on Sunday, with hundreds of supporters turning out to cheer the competitors as they scrambled across the finish line in Altea. There were three categories – 10km, 5.5 km and 2 km which started from different locations plus a 500 mt children’s challenge. The next swim challenge will take place in Benidorm on Sunday, September 30 - more details nearer to the date on how to take part.

La Nucía traffic victim loses leg The family of 44-year-old Félix Bernalte, from Benidorm, have posted desperate appeals on social media, to locate the driver and passenger of a dark Seat Toledo who were on the wrong side of the road when they caused Félix to hit a tree. The incident happened at approximately 02.00am on Saturday, May 5. Félix was riding along Calle Llobaro close to Plaza del Sol in La Nucía when he swerved, to avoid a car travelling on the wrong side of the road coming straight towards him. During his evasion action,

he hit the raised border of the pavement and went straight into a tree breaking his leg severely. The driver of the car, slowed down and then shot off, not stopping to assist Félix, as required by Spanish law. Félix´s screams set all the local dogs barking, which in turn woke up their owners, and luckily, they heard him and called emergency services. He was found suffering from major blood loss and was taken to Alicante General Hospital due to the severity of his injuries, he was operated on

twice, and his leg was amputated. Félix was able to describe the car as a dark Seat Toledo with an Alicante number plate, it was driven by a man with dark hair and he was accompanied by a blonde woman. La Nucía local police are currently scrutinising the town’s traffic cameras to see if the car is on them. The family have posted pleas on social media to locate the occupants of the car. They haven’t lost hope that the pair will feel remorseful and turn themselves in.


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Drug gang used fake prescriptions A drug dealing gang based in the south of Alicante province and Murcia region has been busted in de Los Alcázares, Cartagena, La Unión, San Juan and Muchamiel by the Guardia Civil. They had stolen prescription forms and stamps of licensed doctors and used them to produce fake benzodiazepines prescriptions. The drugs were bought for €2 in chemists across Murcia region and Alicante province and then sold for €25 to local drug addicts,

who mixed them with hashish and marijuana to create a dangerous new drug named Karkubi. According to the Guardia Civil, they started in Cartagena and visited around seven chemists a day in Almería, Alicante, Valencia and Murcia. The investigation was launched when one of the chemists suspected the prescription could be fake and reported it to the Guardia Civil. A total of 10 people have been arrested.

Benidorm steps back in time Thousands visited the Medieval market in the Old Town over the weekend, the third consecutive year that it has been located at Elche Park. This also coincided with the commemoration of the 693rd anniversary of the granting of its town charter by Admiral Bernat de Sarrià

in 1325, marking the birth of Benidorm as a town. There were artisan stalls selling local products, demonstrations of craft techniques, activities and displays on throughout the day, including jousting to the delight of the crowds plus a selection of food and drink stalls.

Armed robber caught quickly A knife-wielding armed robber who had held up a jewellers in Callosa de Segura was tracked down and arrested in the municipality within 36 hours, announced the Guardia Civil A force spokesman explained that a man wearing a reflective jacket had entered the shop just before closing time and dropped an umbrella in the doorway to prevent it closing. He threatened the two women working there and made them give him the day’s takings, which were about €5,000. Before leaving the shop, the man smashed a glass display case with his fist. The Guardia Civil deployed about 10 plain clothes officers and several uniformed patrols to search for the assailant. He was caught while riding a bicycle along the street and had to be subdued by force as he was behaving very aggressively, according

to the spokesman. The suspect, who has no known home, is also accused of two other thefts that same day, and of another robbery with violence at a local sports shop the week before.

The shop assistant there had struggled with a man who stole €1,200-worth of clothing, and her description matched the same suspect. An Orihuela court has remanded the 34-year-old Spanish man in custody.


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Sporting coup for La Nucia The Spanish Press Association have announced that

La Nucia will host the 2019 National Sports Gala and

Gala organisers visiting the new athletics track site

National Congress next year – the second time that they have been given the honour. The event, which will take place next March will see more than 200 sports journalists descend on the town for three days, where the most outstanding athletes of 2018 will be awarded prizes. The entire event will be broadcast live on National Spanish television – TELEDEPORTE and will see some of Spain’s best athlete come to La Nucia. The mayor, Bernabé Cano is obviously delighted and thanked the press association for choosing La Nucia to host this prestigious event.

Eco conscious Alfaz The town of Alfaz del Pi now has its first charging point for electric cars – located at the Forum Mare Nostrum residential complex. This is the first of a planned network across the town and mayor Vicente Arques was proud that they are embracing their ethos to reduce pollution and emissions to promote the towns fundamental commitment to sustaining the environment. The charging point is open every day from 9am until 8pm and available to book a two hour slot, which will give a range of 300km– all that is needed is name and NIE/residencia.

La Cala improvements The sandy cove in La Cala Finestrat is a huge draw for holidaymakers and the council are embarking on a number of improvements to ensure that it continues. They are fully aware of the importance to the town and so they are currently renovating the children’s play area on the sand, replacing the deteriorated wooden fence around the perimeter with a galvanized, thermo-lacquered one, which will withstand the winds and salt spray better. The €7,000 investment will also include re-

placing wooden sections and ropes in the play tower, which will be painted at a later stage. Last year the sun awnings were replaced so children could enjoy the play area in the shade. During the summer months free activities for children take place here every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The recycling bins, which serve the beachfront will also be disguised with a panels, featuring photographs of the historic parts of the old town and lines are being repainted.


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Brexit talk with the British Consul British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris will be visiting the Benidorm area this week to update British residents living here on the progress of negotiations around Brexit. The talk will last around an hour and attendees will be able to raise their concerns and questions about healthcare, pensions and residency rights as well as the situation on voting rights in local elections which will be taking place here in Spain post Brexit. The clock is ticking and it is in everyone’s interests to ensure that they are fully informed and aware of their obligations prior to March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, May 17 at 1.30pm in La Nucia at the Sala Ponent in the Auditorium then at 5pm in Finestrat at the Salon de Actos in

Drug farm busted A property where marihuana was sold to teenagers has been raided in Molina de Segura by the National Police. The drug was sold by a Spanish family, who had turned their home into a marihuana farm. The police found a computer which had been

stolen from the school of their 16-year-old son. The judge sent the father to prison on remand. National Police thanked residents for their collaboration, as they had reported that the property was visited 24/7 by teenagers who only spent a few minutes there.

Getting ready for summer the Cultural Centre. Friday, May 18 at 11am in Benidorm at Villamar

Camping then followed at 1.pm in Alfaz at Camping Almafra.

Benidorm is getting beach ready ahead of the summer onslaught of visitors, taking delivery of the bright colourful pedaloes that grace the waters, keeping thousands entertained over the

long hot summer months. This stock was dropped off on the Levante section, but they will also be found on Poniente and on other beaches along the coastline.


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More beach police for Benidorm Five new officers will be starting in Benidorm, joining the team to specifically patrol the beachfront, working in the mornings and afternoon. Councillor for security, Lorenzo Martinez explained

that the beach is an important area of resort and that a further 15 officers will be joining the beach patrol. There were 750 applicants for the positions, which is now in the final selection process.

Saving the bells The regional government is going to declare 70 gothic church bells to be assets of cultural interest (BIC). They include five in Orihuela (Monserrate sanctuary El Salvador cathedral, two in Santiago el Mayor church and one in San José de la Murada church), one in Catral (Santos Juanes church), one in Callosa de Segura (San Martín church) and three in Elche. These magnificent bronze bells date from between 1250 and 1659 and feature ornate inscriptions and gothic reliefs. They have survived being used over the centuries while many others have broken or disappeared. Bells are the only musical instrument that hardly varies their sound through time, but any change (the yoke, the clapper or even the location of the tower) will alter it or could even endanger the bell. As a result historic bells must be treated with extreme care, especially those from before the 17th century. The regional culture department has published an inventory of all these bells with detailed descriptions in order to start the procedure to protect them.

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Changing Post There has been a change at the helm of The Post from this week after we celebrated the early retirement of editor Avril Rentell on Friday (see photo). Avril has worked for the Costa News group for over 15 years and took over the Post big chair from the late Cathy Humphreys. From this week, Jasmine Rokadia, who has been part of the Costa News family for 16 years, has now taken over as Editor. All the best Avril! And the same goes to Jasmine and rest of our team.

U3A Marina Baixa hablan Español Last September, 24 retired members with ages raging from 60 to 80+ signed up for the weekly Spanish classes. Two classes are held on Monday’s at the Casa de Cultura, Alfaz del Pi, one is for beginners and one for improvers with the main aim of understanding the Spanish language. As the classes are now coming towards the end for this year the emphasis is on speaking and using all they have learned. Great progress has been made and confidence gained in “having a go”. Not easy when living in and around Benidorm where bars and restaurants are often owned by English speaking people. How often have you tried to speak in Spanish but been replied to in English? So frustrating! However, the members are not deterred and continue to improve their knowledge of the Spanish language and perse-

vere in using it in everyday situations. Not always easy when one is getting older but in true U3A spirit they continue with lifelong learning. Classes will continue through to the end of June and will resume in September. U3A Marina Baixa holds its general meetings on the fourth Monday of each month in the auditorium at the Casa de Cultura, Alfaz del Pi. The next Meeting is on Monday, May 28. The doors open at 10am and the desks close at 10.50am for a prompt 11am start, please come early to sign in and get your seat! If you have not heard of this Association and would like to join, please visit www.u3amarinabaixa.com or our Facebook page, to find out more information. If you do not have internet access, please contact the secretary, Joan Flint on 96 586 1226 or Mobile 663 637 167.


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Charity Shop in Ondara helping the community Recently, the mayor of Ondara, José Ramiro Pastor and a colleague, Maria Carmen from Social Services, met the organisers and volunteers of the Asociación Benefica Marina Alta charity shop in Ondara to discuss a new project to expand the scope of the residential home for older people in Ondara which they hope the charity will be able to help with. The charity shop takes donated items to sell on and the money raised is given to other organisations within the area helping others. Whilst he was there, the mayor met

two of the volunteers from the Civil Protección Benidoleig whoproudly showed him their new fire jackets, purchased with a grant from the charity shop. The jackets are specially designed to prevent injuries and burns whilst the volunteers are tackling fires. The shop is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm and can be found at Avenida Doctor Fleming 49, Ondara, opposite Euronics (Ondara) and is always happy to accept donations of good quality clothes, bric-a-brac and furniture as well as offers of voluntary help.

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Buffs donation to Age Concern Maureen Payne, President of Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur, welcomed representatives from The Buffs, Washington Lodge 2178 to the centre in La Siesta. It was a momentous occasion as Maureen graciously accepted a donation of €1,000. The donation will go towards the conversion of new seats in one of our vehicles which is used on a daily basis transporting beneficiaries, to and from their homes, to our centre to enjoy many facilities and social activities available

for them. The Buffs have been avid supporters of Age Concern for many years, and they have their weekly meetings every Wednesday at 4.00pm in Sackos Bar, El Limonar, Torrevieja. A lovely photograph in the sunshine was taken of the presentation, and shows (l-r): Barry Rosevearne (City Marshall), Colin Edwards (Treasurer), Maureen Payne (President of Age Concern), Ron McGreevy (Sitting Primo) and Alistair Tysoe (Tyler).

HELP Dama Fashion Show The recent HELP of Denia and Marina Alta Fashion Show held at their Activity Centre in La Xara was a great success Around 50 ladies attended and a few brave gentlemen were welcomed with a glass of cava and then watched as six lovely

volunteer models 'strutted down the catwalk' to the lively music provided by Sonia Crabb. Tapas and cava were served by a very dashing Andy Crabb. The clothes on show came from donations from both the La Xara and Moraira shops. The show was organised by Amanda Rosser, Manager of the La Xara shop and compered by volunteer Lindsay Hart. Candy Wright President of Help attended and thanked all those involved for their support. A lot of fun was had both by the models, behind the scenes volunteers and also by the audience. Lots of lovely clothes and accessories were purchased raising over €600. Why not come along to either of our shops and bag yourself a bargain for the summer. You will be most welcome, and your support will be much appreciated by HELP. If you would like to join us

as a volunteer in one of the shops or maybe on our HELP Desk in the hospital or in another position please don’t hesitate to let us know. The office number is 96 642 7044 and the email address is help.denia@gmail. com. We also have a Facebook page: HELP of DAMA.

The Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion

The April meeting of the Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion saw the Chairman Ian McNeil presenting certificates to our Branch Poets Extraordinaire. The poems are now displayed on the Branch website. The social time included a quiz of anagrams of Beatles Songs, with much mirth as the answers were “sung” by members! There then followed the Human Fruit Machine where members tried their luck at “three fruits in a row”. By the end of the evening some of the fruits – particularly the bananas – were

inedible! A great fun evening raising monies for the Poppy Appeal. Anyone can come along to Legion Branches – you do not need an Armed Forces background. To find out more about the Hondon Valley Branch, please contact the secretary at hondonvalley.secretary@rbl.community or visit our website: www.britishlegion.org.uk/ branches/hondon-valley . For assistance and advice please ring 676 45 17 80. Our photo shows our Human Fruit Machine: Lucy, Hazel and Pam


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APROP sponsor simply a cut above Kelly, the owner of Vu Salon in Javea has been so moved by the plight of the animal refuge charity APROP (Associació Protectora D’Animals De Pego) that she has committed to raising €1,000 in the lead up to Christmas 2018. This undertaking is very much in line with the business ethics of her salon. The professional range of products used at Vu Salon are Paul Mitchell which guarantee to be non cruelty with no animal testing. This has been the Paul Mitchell pledge since 1980 and nearly 40 years on, that pledge for our fury friends remains the driving force of Paul Mitchell and of course Vu Salon. Kelly was pleased most recently to have been one of the supporting advertisers in the full page promotional feature for APROP which appeared in March 28 edition of The Post newspaper and which has in recent weeks created a tremendous response from the general public who saw the feature. The positive power of the press really can make a difference to the voluntary sector.

T.M. Lions donate to Help of DAMA Our photo shows an initial donation being made by Vu Salon team in the sum of €250 to kick start the salon appeal and showing from left to right: Hollie (holding little Bella), Kelly, Michelle, Marie and Sue Lundgren from APROP. A number of fund raising activities will be staged at Vu Salon during the remainder of 2018. For further information please email Kelly at info@vusalonjavea. com For more information

about APROP, please email suederek@live.co.uk Ladies - a date for your diary: On Monday, July 9 Vu Salon will be hosting their charity Pink Lady Day. 50% of all revenue will be donated to APROP, with a full range of hair and beauty services being on offer as well as Pink Fizz, Pink Cup Cakes, Pink Raffle and the attendance of two new members of the Vu Salon team who will be on duty for one day only (ask for more information at the salon!)

The Teulada – Moraira Lions were once again delighted to be able to join forces with Help of DAMA to improve services in the local community. Together we have purchased two new specialist defibrillators for use in La Pedrera hospital, Denia, along with separate children’s defibrillators. The defibrillators cost 2242 plus IVA each and are complete with specialist information for the hospital. We are very pleased to once again work

together helping to improve and save lives in our community. Pictured are (l-r) Silvia Vilar - Director nursing services, Brian Clarke – President TM Lions, Candy Wright - President Help of DAMA, Dr. Guilart - Faculty Director, Peter Johnson Secretary TM Lions, Philip Butterworth - Lion, Andy Dawson - Welfare Chairman TM Lions. For information about the TM Lions go to www.tmlions.com


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Five expert tips to help make your finances flourish as a couple By Vicky Shaw, P.A. There are perks and pitfalls when it comes to managing your money in a relationship, writes Vicky Shaw. The start of a beautiful relationship can also bring financial perks. Working together, a couple can take steps to grow their finances, perhaps boosting their chances of getting on the housing ladder earlier, and supporting each other at times when money is tight. But, as your financial lives become more closely linked, there are also pitfalls to watch out for - which could leave you with an empty wallet as well as a broken heart if the relationship goes wrong. Here are five tips to help couples live in financial harmony... 1. Be transparent about money

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both have accumulated some assets along the years, but you may have some financial baggage too. Don't keep this information secret. Jamie Jenkins, a life savings expert at Standard Life, says: "Tell each other about any debts, as well as your savings and assets." 2. Update your will Jenkins says that while many people put off sorting out a will, it's vital to keep it up-todate, as well as thinking about the nominated beneficiaries of your pensions. 3. Work together to improve your credit score One in six (15%) UK adults say they have been negatively impacted by their current partner or ex's credit history, according to credit checking firm, Experian. When couples apply for a joint financial prod-

uct, such as a loan or mortgage, their credit reports are likely to become 'linked'. If your partner has a more positive credit history, it could mean lenders view your credit application more favourably, potentially meaning better lending rates. But if they have previous bad debt, the way they manage money may be considered in assessing whether you can keep up with repayments. James Jones, head of consumer affairs at Experian, suggests learning how to manage credit and debt together and being honest about what's realistic. "Remember everyone earns different amounts, so what's achievable for one may not be for the other," he adds. And if it doesn't work out and you and your partner decide to part ways, remember to 'disassociate' with credit reference agencies, to 'un-

EXPAT INVESTMENT CLAIMS Compensation for Mis-Sold SIPPs and QROPs Now Possible Are you one of the many expats in Spain who has transferred your UK pension into a QROP or a SIPP and suffered a financial loss of capital and/or income? You may not realise that you have been mis-sold an investment; mis-sold investments are defined as the negligent, deliberate or reckless sale of an investment, where the investment was either misrepresented or unsuitable for your needs. Reasons for mis-selling are many and include Unregulated Advice: Did you receive advice from a qualified adviser with correct permissions from the Financial Conduct Authority? Unsuitable Advice: Was the advice you received suitable for your specific needs and personal situation? Investment Risk: Did the adviser undertake a fully-compliant risk assessment to establish your attitude to risk, your investment objective and your future financial goals? Fee Disclosure: Were the fees, charges and commissions explained to you? Investment Experience: Did you understand the investment product that you were buying? Fund Choices: Were you informed that your capital would be placed in illiquid or experienced investor funds that now have little or no value (for example Structured Notes, Hotel Rooms or Forestry Funds)? If you answered NO to one or any of the above questions it is likely you have been mis-sold. Expatriate Clients who are victims of mis-selling, or are more generally worse off because of misleading advice, can now potentially receive compensation through the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Expat Investment Claims can investigate the advice you received and the way in which your QROP or SIPP has been administered in order to determine if you have grounds for a claim. To identify whether you’ve been the victim of mis-selling please contact Expat Investment Claims at info@expatinvestmentclaims.com or visit www.expatinvestmentclaims.com for further information.

couple' your credit reports in the eyes of lenders. 4. Carefully consider joint accounts While there are benefits to combining your cash, there are also pitfalls to watch out for. Kevin Pratt, a consumer affairs expert at MoneySuperMarket.com, says opening a joint account should not be done lightly. "The convenience of having a single account that can take care of shared bills is a great benefit, but there are potential pitfalls," he says. "For example, what if you're the sort of person who keeps a close eye on every penny, but your partner is more carefree with their spending? What if it's the other way round - would you be happy with your other half scrutinising everything you buy? "There are practical issues as well. If your partner has a poor credit score, yours might suffer as a result of your being associated with them via the joint account. And don't forget that you're equally liable if the account goes overdrawn. "If a relationship comes to an end," he adds, "the joint account can be vulnerable to one partner simply withdrawing the balance and leaving the other high and dry. It's easy to see how arguments might develop." If you want to add an extra safeguard, Pratt suggests talking to your bank about imposing a requirement that every party to the account has to give permission for spending out

side normal standing orders and direct debits. 5. Be prepared when buying a home David Hollingworth from L&C Mortgages, says: "Buying a house together is an exciting time but also a big commitment, so it makes sense for all parties to fully understand what they are taking on. Mortgage lenders will require that both borrowers are 'jointly and severally' liable for the mortgage, which means that the lender can seek full payment of the mortgage from either or both of the borrowers." He says joint mortgage applications will still need to be able to meet lender affordability requirements, but being able to pool their income and deposit should hopefully help couples reach their borrowing needs more easily. "Lenders will take account of monthly outgoings as well as income levels when deciding how much they can borrow," he adds. "Going through the monthly outgoings to have a clear understanding of the monthly budgeting will help when applying for the mortgage, but can also have the added benefit of identifying expenditure that is no longer necessary."


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Concerned about your pension? Talk to someone you can trust. Wayne Martin, International Financial Adviser

I read an article last week which claimed that nearly one in 10 of over 55 year olds feared that their pension had been the target of scammers since the launch of pension freedoms 3 years ago. The survey undertaken by Pru-

dential suggested that 9% of people had been given advice by someone looking to skim some of the money that hardworking people had built up in their pension pot over the years. The main tactic seemed to be reliant on offering to unlock or access money early from their funds. I fully support the good work that the Pensions advisory Service, FCA and the Pensions Regulator are doing to catch and deter scammers. The department of Work and Pensions is developing tough new plans to ban pension cold calling, savers should be wary of being cold called and at Blacktower we would not do that. As a fully regulated trustworthy company clients can be assured that we only give advice in line with UK legislation, any advice you are given is therefore fully compliant and tailored to your personal needs. At Blacktower we recognise that we are working

for you and will therefore look to secure your financial future with this in mind. We offer you the opportunity to have an appraisal of your current financial health with no obligation. If you are happy with what you hear from us then we

will work closely with you utilising all our resources to try and ensure the best outcome for you. It is clear that taking all the above into consideration, the need for expert financial advice, guidance in retirement

and preparation for retirement is greater than ever. If you have any questions or need any clarification regarding the above, you can contact me on 636 361 588 or e-mail wayne.martin@blacktowerfm. com The above information was correct at the time of preparation and does not constitute investment advice and you should seek advice from a professional adviser before embarking on any financial planning activity. The value of investments can rise and fall and Capital may be at risk. Blacktower Financial Management Ltd is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and is registered with both the DGS and CNMV. Blacktower Financial Management (Int) Ltd is licensed in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and is registered with both the DGS and CNMV in Spain.


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Viva La Musica Joanna Baldwin and her choir, Music Unlimited, are delighted to announce the date of their next concert, Viva La Musica. This will take place on Saturday, June 9 at 7.30pm in the Ermita del Popul, Jávea. This beautiful little church is located at the Km4 marker on the Jávea to Jesús Pobre road, CV 735. As always, the choir will be offering a wide variety of musical styles ranging from 15th and 16th century polyphony, motets and madrigals, through sacred

anthems, folk music and close harmony, to more modern popular songs. As in previous years, the concert will be followed by a cava and canapés reception al fresco. A donation (€10) will reserve a seat for this special event and all proceeds will go to support the work of the Anglican Chaplaincy on the Costa Blanca. For reservations and information, please contact Gill Atkinson 96 575 7489 or petergillatkinson@yahoo.co.uk

Networks Theatre celebrates 100 shows Have you heard of Networks Theatre in Orihuela? They’ve produced 100 in 18 years which is a tremendous achievement by any standards. The theatre, founded in 1999, is part of the prestigious Networks English Studies. Of the 100 shows, incredibly 55 of them have been written by Artistic Director, Nick Moore. “It started out as an educational activity to help kids learn English and it just grew and grew. After several flying visits to direct Nick moved here in 2001 with his husband Dennis Carpenter. “We’re lucky.” He adds, “I write and direct and Dennis creates the stage designs and makes amazing costumes.” He outlined their year. “We have public shows and plays just for parents. Our year starts in October

with rehearsals for our November pantomime. Each year we produce one and our next, Dick Whittington, will be our 17th. They always get amazing audience reaction.” He continued, “we have two theatre courses for our students in December and June, then a big musical in March and a smaller show in May. That is our basic output and we have other events when we can.” The theatre has played to 1000s of audience members across the years. They are easy to find in the heart of Orihuela in Calle San Agustin, next to La Lonja Concert Hall. You can see their website for the next show at the end of May. Nick’s hilarious comedy, Welcome to Sweetville. Visit www.networks theatre.com or phone 96 774 02051.

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A spring concert in Dénia Montgó Chorale and Musical Director Jan Dewland would like to welcome you to the second of their Spring Concerts, on Sunday, May 27 at 5 pm in San Antonio Church, Plaza del Convento, Dénia. The concert comprises excerpts from the perennial favourite, Karl Jenkins’ ’The Armed Man’ (A Mass for Peace), a performance of which by the choir was very well received some years

ago, and Haydn’s Missa Cellensis. This grand ceremonial mass of 1782 is considered a link between the composer’s early works and his last six great masses. The choir will be accompanied by Heather Butcher. Soloists soprano Rosemary Jukic, alto Nadia Kashaeva, tenor José Luis Martinez and bass John Edwards also feature in the concert with a selection of famous solo works including the

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Flower Duet from Lakmé, Nessun Dorma, and Habanara from Carmen. Tickets for the concert are €12.They can be obtained from

Humpty Dumpty, Jávea, or Hostal Loreto, Dénia; or ordered for collection at the door by contacting Jan Dewland on 96 577 0973 or by email at

Benidorm Gourmet The gastronomy week in the town of Benidorm ends this Sunday (May 20) with a total

of 15 restaurants taking part. Three-course menus are being showcased in this first time

dewlandjan@hotmail.com. The choir is delighted to be back performing in the historic church and look forward to seeing you there.

event for the town. You can get a list of the participating restaurants from the Tourist Information Office. Read more in the Costa Blanca News this Friday.

APASA Coffee morning There will be a coffee morning this Saturday in aid of APASA at Mr Punch, in Javea Park. From 10am to 1pm there will be homemade

cakes, fruit pies, meat pies, and tombola. Come along and enjoy a morning out helping a good cause.

Open Air Divine Service in a cave!

Saturday, May 19 is a date we remember because of the Royal Wedding but are you going to be glued to the box all day? Perhaps it's an event not getting your full attention? So how about coming down to Albir beach and taking part in or just watching the special Zumba Day we have planned. The Alfaz delPi branch of the AECC, Spanish cancer association are holding a

special Zumba Day beginning at 10.30 in the morning and continuing till about 12.30. Now that's a healthy alternative. The event is suitable for all ages and if you do not already Zumba you will soon learn. Come and join us we're dancing for YOU. Fresh air and sun and some fun exercise and you'll still be home in time for the wedding. Come and join us May 19.

The Spiritualist Centre, Benijofar The Spiritualist Centre, Benijofar meets at Hamilton´s Bake House, 62 Calle Vicente, Blasco Ibañez, Benijofar 03178. We hold a Sunday Service at 11.30am, a Tuesday Evening of Mediumship at 7 pm. Spiritual healing is available every Sunday and Tuesday after the service. The Divine Service, with Mediumship on Sunday, May 20 (tbc). The Evening of Mediumship on

Tuesday, May 22, will be taken by Corina Talbot. The Divine Service with Mediumship on Sunday, May 27 will be taken by Annette Rogers. Contact Wendy on 96 532 3028. Website: www.spiritualist centre-benijofar.com New email: phoenix church23@gmail.com or info @spiritualistcentre-benijofar. com Fiscal ID: G54713789.

As every year, the NAC (www.nac-denia.com), will be organising their popular Open Air Divine Service on Sunday, May 20 at 11am. This time we will be in a cave just outside the village of Benidoleig, which is about 20 minutes outside Denia. It is a limestone cave from the lower cretaceous, which is said to have been formed about 135 million years ago. The entrance is 70 metres above sea level and the cave is 440 metres long. More than 300 metres are accessible and open for visitors. The service will be held in German and simultaneously translated into English and Spanish and there will be a contribution in Spanish. In addition to the church choir, other performers will enrich the service in different languages. After the service the cave can be visited. The congregation informs: Afterwards

we will drive about 4 km to the nearby Italian restaurant in Orba ‘Piscina de Orba’ where we often had lunch after the open air service and enjoy the “dolce vita italiana” with Marcello! The famous pastas of Marcello are already part of our open air service! The menu consists of a salad buffet, a pasta buffet, a dessert buffet with pastry for €15 for adults and €7 for children. The entrance fee to the cave is included. After lunch there will be a musical surprise!

Prior registration is urgently requested, as places are limited: OpenAirDenia@gmail. com Please mention the exact number of persons, also how many adults and how many children, because of the different prices at the Italian restaurant. Directions: The cave is about 1 km outside of Benidoleig on the CV-733, if you come from Pedreguer, take the CV-733 for about 6 km towards Benidoleig. The caveRight in a bend on the left is the cave.

Concerts by Coro Pilar Sunday, May 20 Spring concert at La Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Pilar de la Horadada, after the Mass at approximately 7.15pm. Saturday, May 26 Annual fundraising coffee and cake morning at the Una Europa Building, Av. De Las Especias, Pinar de Campoverde.

Entrance is €3.50 for a tea/coffee and piece of cake. Tickets from any choir member, or on the door. Tto join Coro Pilar, please either come along to the Campoverde town hall at the back of the square at 6.45pm on any Thursday evening, or call Rachel Cottis on 96 684 1529 for more information.


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Simple sauces Sieve or blend in a food processor. Keep in a jar in the fridge. Use for serving on pasta or vegetables, or to cook meat or fish in.

Tomato sauce Makes 600ml 1 small onion, peeled and very finely chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed 1 tbsp caster sugar 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp tomato ketchup 2 tbsp cider vinegar 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley Salt and freshly ground black pepper 750g ripe tomatoes, chopped

Hollandaise sauce Makes 150ml 125g butter, cut into cubes 2 egg yolks, size 3 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp cold water Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put all the ingredients into a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 minutes until the tomatoes and onion have softened.

Put all the ingredients into a bowl over simmering water and whisk occasionally until the butter melts, then whisk all the time to make a thick sauce. Serve hot with asparagus or other vegetables, fish or meat.

Parsley and coriander pesto Makes 300ml 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 30g butter, softened 60g pine nuts 60g fresh Parmesan, grated 60g fresh coriander leaves 125g fresh parsley 150ml olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Put all the ingredients into a food processor and whiz to make a sauce – not too smooth. Keep a jar in the fridge and serve with pasta, fish, grilled meats or vegetables.

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‘Close to Home’ Reviewed by Brody Rafter This is Cara Hunter’s debut psychological crime-thriller, her first of a series of novels featuring DI Fawley and his Oxford team of detectives. It was also a Richard and Judy Choice for their book club this year. It’s about a child which has gone missing. Of course the title raises the obvious questions: were the parents involved, friends, relations, neighbours, siblings? DI Fawley knows from experience that such a crime is committed most often by somebody the victim knows. Some of the story is told through Twitter messages, newspaper articles and interrogation transcripts, all connected with the incident, all keeping the plot moving at a fast-pace. It also shows how facts get blown out of proportion via social media which can almost turn into types of lynch mobs, drawing their own conclusions and jumping on the band wagon of hot heads who believe in the vigilante approach. It brings to mind a couple of very high profile missing-child cases in the UK. My god - the speculation, the mystery, the suspects, the media coverage. It just went on. And how it is all so horrible and frustrating when there’s no final, sure answer makes you so much want justice to prevail, that you can understand a lot of the attitudes of these proactive people, and how everything gets out of hand, because you don’t want somebody to get away with murder, especially that of a child, and especially by someone who was suppose to keep them safe. Isn’t it up to all of us to keep an eye on the children? To watch for suspicious behaviour, even if it’s in somebody we think we know and have always trusted? The author brings in several characters and does some time switches that will make you need to stay alert, pay attention and not put the book down for too long. Something I seriously doubt you’d want to do anyway. I think you’ll find her main character, D.I. Adam Fawley, an engaging, sympathetic man. He’s dealing with a tragedy of his own; he also has a missing child. This, of course, makes the case of the miss-

By Cara Hunter ing 8 year old Daisy more than relevant. It’s very questionable whether or not this man should be on the case at all. One view would be that, yes, because he would be on it like flies on honey. Another is, of course, that it’s just ‘Too Close to Home’, and that it might blur his judgement. Both valid points, I think. Because there is no body, no absolute proof that this child’s been murdered, there’s always that suspense, that big question: is she still alive? Can she still be saved? To lose a child is a terrible thing, but even worse to have no idea of what’s become of her or him, as is the case with DI Fawley, whose son simply disappeared. To have this happen, and in what you consider to be a safe environment, has to be the very worst, I believe of all scenarios. How does one cope? With an emotionally removed mother, a father who obviously is hiding something, and a withdrawn, lonely brother, who is completely over-shadowed by his little sister, and knowing what we know about the evil that can fester in a child, you can’t help but suspect the worst possible outcome. The story never lags, and though Cara Hunter doesn’t develop the protagonists' personal traits to the same degree as you would see in something more literary, she gives them enough depth to make them believable and interesting. She keeps the mystery at the heart of the story, not letting anything, or anybody steal the limelight, keeps it intriguing and keeps you guessing all the way through to an ending I don’t believe you’ll see coming. Keep in mind that there will be a second instalment to Cara Hunter’s DI Fawley series in July. It’s title: ‘In the Dark’. From what I’ve just read I believe it will meet with the same success as her first novel. A NOTE TO AUTHORS: I’ve only just discovered this website: NetGally.com. Publishers, like authors,

pay to join Net Galley. And though there’s a multitude of publishers on their site that I’ve never heard of, there are also some impressive ones, such as Penguin – part of Random House – which picked up Cara Hunter’s first novel, ‘Close to Home’. So though this is not free to authors, but only to what they call professional readers – journalists, reviewers etc. – if you have what you feel is a sensational novel, but no agent to bring it to the attention of a ‘proper’ publisher, who will give it the promotion and marketing that it deserves, you might want to check this website out. It worked for Cara Hunter. Keep in mind that Gil can get you any book you desire that's still in print.

By giving this article to Gil at Bookshop Europa in Calpe (Oscar Espla 2) you will receive a 5% discount on Close to Home' by Cara Hunter. Price: ¤10.00. www.libreria-europa-calpe.com Tel: 96 583 5824. Keep in mind that Gil can get you any book you desire that's still in print..

Balaton Group launch new boat In March 2017, SAMM’s Balaton Group, who have two Sailfish 18 day boats on the Mar Menor, were contacted by a family in the UK and offered another complete with road trailer and two outboard engines for the princely sum of £300. ‘Ginetta’ as she was called had been languishing

Ginetta launch

in a field for 7 years and looked to be in a very sorry state. However, after being inspected by the group’s leader, Julian Pering, most of the problems appeared to be cosmetic and the boat looked very sound so the decision was made to buy her. Another group member,

Mike Egar, offered to tow her to Spain but was starting his journey in just a few days so an engineer was employed to do a rush weekend job repairing the trailer, not cheap. Quite a stir was cause amongst the other ferry passengers when a gleaming, expensive Mercedes arrived towing a very scruffy looking boat. After an overnight stop in France Ginetta arrived safe and sound at a Balaton member’s house near Torre Pacheco in early April and some initial restoration work was started soon after but then stopped during the heat of the summer. The need to do routine maintenance on the groups other boats delayed the start of the remaining work until February 2018 but eventually she was completed and

Ginetta before

launched on April 6 with a bottle of the finest cava, well she had a splash but the members drank most. The main work was done and co-ordinated by Bob Miles and he had the pleasure of skippering her first SAMM race on April 8 which she duly won. The Balaton Group now

have four 18ft boats moored on the Mar Menor and are actively seeking new members to enjoy sailing them. For more information and contact details go to www.sailingmarmenor.com and click on the Balaton Group photo in the top row of the jigsaw.


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The Airccrew Association Costa Blanca bids farewell to its founder, Peter Beechey The Aircrew Association has been alive on the Costa Blanca since 1988, 30 years! It was founded here as a new branch of what was then a thriving global organisation, with branches in all parts of the world. Its founder was Peter Beechey who established the branch having recognised that there were, like him, many other former service aircrew living on the Costa Blanca who would enjoy the aim of the Association which is: ‘to foster comradeship amongst those who, having been awarded an official flying badge, have qualified to operate military aircraft and are serving or have served as military aircrew in the armed forces of the United Kingdom or those nations which are allies of the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth From its early beginnings the branch has been extremely popular and membership has been vibrant for many years. Peter, a former wartime and postwar RAF pilot introduced many initiatives to the branch and was a leading light until, over recent years, he became less able to sustain his previous active participation. Sadly, Peter died peacefully on Wednesday, May 2 at his home in Javea where he and his wife of 70 years, Eileen, had lived for over 30 years. Peter’s funeral and celebration of his life was held at Javea Crema-

torium on Tuesday, May 8 and was attended by fellow Aircrew members, members of the Royal Air Forces Association, MABS and other friends and neighbours who were privileged to join in a moving service conducted by Father Marcus Ronchetti, the honorary chaplain to the Aircrew Association. The eulogy was said by Henry Horth, president of the Association and Max Maxwell, chairman, read messages from Peter’s family. Following the service, Eileen hosted a reception in the comfortable environs of Javea Golf Club. The results of Peter’s vision in forming the Association have been enjoyed and appreciated by numerous members and their guests over many years. Peter will be remembered with much gratitude by many.

A trilling time had by all

Over five hundred people participated in the 33rd edition of a songbird competition in Benissa last weekend, with a team from the town of La Pobla de Vallbona being the outright winners. They had travelled over 120 kilometres to take part in the event, which was organised by the Spanish Ornithological Society. Second and third prizes were won by teams from Monòver and Aspe, who had also travelled over 100 kilometres to try and win first prize. The contest began on Saturday, with a presentation of diplomas for the initial qualifiers of the competition, entitled the FOCSE Singing

Birds Regularity Championship of the Valencian Community. On Sunday morning, which was thankfully warm, the town then held the songbird competition on the currently disused athletics field, with finches and canaries being the main contenders. “I want to thank the work that all the members of the Benissa rnithological association have done in their organisation, and the FOCSE board of directors. This contest has had a solidary component, since an important economic donation has been made to Benissa” chirped Xavi Tro, sports councillor.

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Should you really be worried about the parabens in your foundation? By Liz Connor, P.A. As the debate rages on about potentially harmful chemicals in cosmetics, Liz Connor picks the best 'clean' foundations. Ever idly flipped over your foundation bottle while you're blending in your make-up in the morning and wondered, 'What the heck are all of these unpronounceable ingredients?' Butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben... they don't exactly roll of the tongue, do they? There's currently lots of discussion surrounding these skincare ingredients, namely, how good they are for our health. In a world where we're increasingly aware of what we eat (just take a look at the rising number of gluten and dairy-free options available), it's no surprise we're gradually starting to question what we put onto our bodies, and there's one word that's getting a pretty bad rep in beauty circles: parabens. You'll likely have seen 'paraben-free' labels pop-

than 1%), health campaigners have warned that cumulative exposure could overload our bodies with chemicals. So should we really be avoiding them?

ping up on toiletries and cosmetics on the high street, but if you have no idea what they actually are, it can be difficult to know whether these socalled 'skin nasties' are worth swerving. Here's what you need to know... What exactly are parabens? Parabens are a type of synthetic preservative that have

been used since the 1950s to increase the shelf life of products. These widely used ingredients stop mould, fungus and bacteria growing in your cosmetics (yep, there's a reason why your make-up doesn't "go off"), particularly in warm, moist environments like your bathroom. Parabens are included in more than 75% of skincare products available to buy in the UK, but they're also used in glues, oils, soft drinks, sauces, processed meat and hundreds of other everyday products. If you're wondering why you've never noticed them before, it's because cosmetics usually won't shout "contains parabens" on the front of their packaging instead you'll need to comb the ingredients list. The most common names to look out for are butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben. Why are people worried about them? While it's great that parabens can banish potentially harm-

ful bacteria from our cosmetics, there's long been debate over whether these chemicals can contribute to the development of serious health issues. Studies have suggested that "long-chain" parabens could interfere with the body's hormones, particularly reproductive hormones, causing developmental disorders, fertility problems and cancer. In 2004, a small British study from the University of Reading found traces of five parabens in the breast tissue of 19 out of 20 women studied. While the study didn't prove that parabens can cause cancer, it did confirm parabens were able to enter the skin and remain within tissue. That being said, all cosmetic products and their ingredients are governed by strict European laws, and the EU has signed off on the safety of all of the parabens currently in your products. But while strict laws have limited to a safe amount in each product (usually less

Not exactly. The bottom line is there's a chance they're harmful, but there's no conclusive scientific evidence or government advice to suggest you need to start chucking out your make-up stash. Still, if you'd rather err on the side of caution, you could always make an effort to 'clean up' your beauty products this summer. More brands than ever are jumping on the organic bandwagon, and it's never been easier to go parabenfree. To get the ball rolling, we've rounded up seven of our favourite natural foundations that are free from harsh preservatives. 1. The Ordinary Serum Foundation (CultBeauty) 2. Bare Minerals Barepro Liquid Foundation (LookFantastic) 3. Benecos Natural Creamy Makeup (Holland & Barrett) 4. Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation (CultBeauty) 5. Urban Decay Naked Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Make-up Skin Foundation 6. RMS 'Un' Cover-up Concealer (CultBeauty) 7. Inika Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid


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Crystal bed massages By Katie Wright, P.A. Katie Wright tried the innovative amber and quartz bed at the House of Elemis. If you're into beauty and wellness, it can't have escaped your attention that crystals have been getting a lot of attention recently. Celebs like Adele, Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham have waxed lyrical about how the gleaming gemstones can improve your life (Perry says she uses rose quartz to attract men, would you believe) and there's been a glut of crystal-infused skincare and make-up products flooding the market. According to Elemis you don't even have to apply the sparkly stones topically to feel the benefits, which is

why the spa and beauty brand has designed two treatments that take place on its innovative crystal bed. Keen to follow it Perry and co's footsteps, I headed to the company's flagship House of Elemis spa for a Poultice-Powered Muscle Release massage to discover what it's all about. Installed in the swanky Penthouse suite, the special bed (the only one in the UK) is lined with amber and quartz crystal sand which is heated to a perfectly warm temperature. The theory goes that the human body has its own bioelectrical field which is stimulated by the electrical field of the crystals, increasing skin cell turnover to re-

veal smooth and radiant skin and 'restore energy flow'. Plus, the warmth of the sand is said to aid physical and mental relaxation, boost the metabolism and has a purifying effect. It's called sand, but the copper-coloured mix is more like a smooth gravel, covered with a sheet, so you squish delightfully into it. My therapist, Suphaphon, heaps it round my sides so it feels like lying on a towel at the beach (except without any of the irritating grains of sand getting stuck to you). Once I'm in position on my front, Suphaphon begins the massage, using an aromatic oil infused with pine, rosemary and almond to glide warm muslin poultices, filled with the sand, over my body. The heaviness of the poultices feels amazing on my sore muscles - I can really feel the warmth penetrating deeply and it feels a lot more effective than a hot stone massage where the heated pebbles just lie on your back. I suffer with chronic neck and back pain but all the tension after a day sat at my desk just melts away, and

the warmth and support of the sand underneath my body means I thoroughly relax (if you have a tendency to fidget on a massage table, the crystal bed will solve that problem). Could I feel my energy being restored by the crystals? Honestly, I'm not sure I could - but since I like my massages to be totally soporific, I don't see that as a bad thing. I don't know about purifying or healing effects either, but the sensation of lying on the crystal sand is wonderful. It really enhanced the treatment and I think massages on regular old therapy beds are going to feel somewhat lacking from now on (a first world problem of the highest order, I realise). If your muscles (and mind) are in need of some serious relaxation and you want to indulge in a truly luxurious treatment, it doesn't get much better than this.


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Hay fever symptoms Ten easy ways to ease your hay fever symptoms this summer By Chiara Fiorillo, P.A. Chiara Fiorillo reveals some handy tips for keeping sneezes, sniffles and watery eyes at bay. Also known as allergic rhinitis, this irritating condition is an allergic reaction to pollen that usually gets worse between late March and September, when its warm and humid. Even with closed windows, pollen can find its way indoors and prevent people from going about their day-to-day life. The most common symptoms are usually caused when our bodies, in contact with the outside, produce allergic antibodies to proteins in tree and grass pollen. When pollen is inhaled, the proteins cause the antibodies to burst and release histamine. It's this defence system that triggers the sneezing, itching, sore eyes and runny nose that many of us experience in the warmer months.

In the longer-term, symptoms can cause airways to inflame and block, resulting in poor sleep, infections or sinusitis. This can also lead to the skin around the eyes becoming swollen. The main triggers of hay fever are tree pollen, grass pollen, weed pollen and fungal spores, with grass pollen being the most common; it affects up to 90% of those who are unlucky enough to experience hay fever. Allergic rhinitis is usually treated with anti-histamines. However, there are some other non-pharmaceutical remedies that could help you feel better. Here are just a few you can try next time you get that itchy nasal feeling... 1. Give your house a good vacuum Need an excuse for a spring clean? "Vacuuming is one of the best things you can do to

reduce pollen particles indoors," says Sara Alsen, communications director from Blueair. "Make sure your vacuum cleaner is fitted with a good filter that doesn't re-release the pollen particles back into the air." She recommends buying one that uses a bag, as they're the best at trapping dust. "Also look for one with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to remove at least 99.97% of ultra-small particles that can cause health problems," she adds. 2. Use a wet cloth to clean surfaces and floors Just like dust, pollen can land on surfaces and floors and remain there, unseen to the naked eye. "Instead of cleaning with a feather duster, make sure you clean all surfaces with a damp cloth or microfibre mop, which can remove smaller particles better, and ensure that you're not just spreading them around your home," says Alsen. 3. Leave shoes and clothing by the door To make sure you don't end the day with an unwelcome dose of pollen, shed your coat, shoes and clothing as you enter your home. "Pollen clings to your clothing, as well as shoes and hair," says Alsen, "so use a mat to wipe Advertorial

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off your shoes or, even better - leave them by the door." 4. Shower and wash your hair after having been outside A cold shower could be just what you need to calm your symptoms, as water blasts pollen from the body before it can irritate your nose and eyes. "During the summer months, we carry a lot of pollen into the home with us, so it's a good idea to shower and wash your hair when you've been outside, as the particles can easily be brought indoors," says Alsen. 5. Use room air purifiers The polluted air from outside can add to indoor pollutants that irritate our sinuses, including cigarette smoke, scented candles and stain removers. "Air purifiers remain the most efficient way to remove these airborne pollutants, helping individuals breathe healthier and relieve many allergy symptoms," says Alsen. She recommends investing in one that uses HEPA silent technology, such as the Blueair Classic 480i (breathingspace.co.uk), which can remove 99% of all pollen in a room within 20 minutes. 6. Use in-car air purifiers While pollen tends to spend most of its time outside, it can be hard to keep it out of your car, too. "The air inside the car can be up to 15 times more polluted than on the road outside," says Alsen, who adds: "A good air-purifier can remove the pollen inside your car in four to six minutes." 7. Check the pollen count and adapt your daily route accordingly Most cities provide pollen maps. "Mornings and breezy days are usually the worst," says Alsen, "but this can vary from one region to an-

other." Pollution can worsen the effects too, so if you live in a big city, it may be a good idea to avoid being outside during rush hours. 8. Use a face mask when outdoors Anything you can do to stop pollen getting into your nose will help stop hay fever symptoms. "Face masks are rare in the UK, but can be an effective way of filtering out pollen from the air you breathe," says Alsen, adding: "A good face mask can make outdoor life bearable again, when pollen counts are high." To check pollen counts in your local area see www. eltiempo.es/polen 9. Try red light therapy Getting a good night's sleep during the summer months could be as easy as trying a 'nose probe' for three minutes before bed. LloydsPharmacy have an Allergy Reliever (lloydspharmacy. com) that is inserted into the nostrils to help provide relief. It works by using phototherapy of two different wavelengths. One wavelength promotes increased blood flow and circulation, while the second wavelength (red light therapy) suppresses the cells that release histamine and reduces inflammation, thereby relieving the irritating symptoms. 10. Use Vaseline Got a spare pot of Vaseline at home? Get smearing... "Some people find that putting a smear inside each of your nostrils can ease soreness and stop pollen in its tracks," says Anshu Bhimbat, a pharmacist from LloydsPharmacy. Bhimbat adds that if your hay fever is persistent and affecting your day-to-day life, it's advisable to seek advice and treatment from a pharmacist to alleviate the symptoms.


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Coronary angioplasty

A coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries which are the main blood vessels supplying the heart. Angioplasty is a procedure which uses a balloon to stretch open a narrowed or blocked artery. It is also how stents are inserted. A stent is a short wire-mesh tube which is left in during the procedure to keep the artery open. Why would you need an angioplasty In older people, the coronary arteries can become narrowed and hardened (this is known as atherosclerosis) and this can cause coronary heart disease.

If the flow of blood to the heart becomes restricted, it can lead to chest pain known as angina, which is usually triggered by physical activity or stress. Angina can often be treated with medication, but a coronary angioplasty may be needed to restore the blood supply to the heart in severe cases where medication is ineffective. They are also often used as an emergency treatment after a heart attack. Benefits of coronary angioplasty In most cases, the blood flow through the coronary arteries improves after an angioplasty. Many people find their symptoms get signifi-

cantly better and they’re able to do more than they could before the procedure. If you’re having a heart attack, an angioplasty can increase your chances of surviving more than clot-busting medication. It can also reduce your chances of having another heart attack in the future. How a coronary angioplasty is performed A coronary angioplasty is performed under local anaesthetic, so you'll be awake while the procedure is carried out. A thin flexible tube called a catheter will be inserted into one of your arteries through an incision in your groin, wrist or arm. This is guided to the affected coronary artery using an X-ray video. When the catheter is in place, a thin wire is guided down the length of the affected coronary artery, delivering a small balloon to the affected section of artery. This is then inflated to widen the artery,

squashing fatty deposits against the artery wall so blood can flow through it more freely when the deflated balloon is removed. If a stent is being used, this will be around the balloon before it's inserted. The stent will expand when the balloon is inflated and remains in place when the balloon is deflated and removed. It usually takes between

30 minutes and two hours. If you're being treated for angina, you'll normally be able to go home later the same day but if it’s being done after a heart attack you may stay in for several days. A coronary angioplasty is one of the most common types of treatment for the heart. They are most commonly performed on people aged 65 or older.

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

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Felicidades Gaspar

Muchas felicidades. Te deseamos que pases un bonito día rodeado de la gente que más te quiere. Un abrazo muy fuerte de toda tu familia

Felicidades Carlos

The big 50...... have a fab day.. lots of love and best wishes from all the family.

Happy Anniversary

Happy birthday Karen, lots of love from your husband Juan xx

36 Years! Happy Anniversary Adel & Lulu - our crazy friends. All our love, Jenny & Peter

Happy birthday Naomi

Congratulations to Naomi on her 10th birthday and well done for coming 2nd in her category at the Sierra Helada dressage competition. Love from your friends and family.

Penblwydd hapus Gary

From all your friends - including Chico


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Crossword

Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues Across 1 Nothing in precious metal replaced in stock (8) 7 Left some change out for him (5) 8 Dad puts a label on and takes a first class return to South America (9) 9/3 They are good for stability, in the main (3,4) 10 Precious but expensive (4) 11 Journey the French make three times (6) 13 Brief note, extremely small (6) 14 Divers destroyed private roads (6) 17 Saline mixture is for strangers (6) 18 Period in which devoted man has little work (4) 20 Stick with a fool in return (3) 22 Ample here, maybe, but it's short lived (9) 23 Hardly good odds in any sense of the word (5) 24 Outlaws also being kept in ship's prisons (8)

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Regular clues Across 1 Clear seasoned broth (8) 7 Actor Farrell (5) 8 South American region (9) 9/3 Ability to walk steadily on a boat (3,4) 10 Beloved (4) 11 Increase threefold (6) 13 Unit of time (6) 14 Steers (6) 17 Foreigners (6) 18 Discontinue (4) 20 Firm, jelly-like sweet (3) 22 Transient (9) 23 Makes level (5) 24 Armed thieves (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 Salvaje (6) 4 Dátiles (5) 8 Abril (5) 9 Más temprano (7) 10 Doloroso (7) 11 Camas (4) 12 Roble (3) 14 Este (4) 15 Añade (4) 18 Sombrero (3) 21 Largo (4) 23 Inglés (7) 25 Aeropuerto (7) 26 Reinado (5) 27 Escena (5) 28 Costas (6)

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Feature 31

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Norway comes to Alfaz Alfaz del Pi will see Norwegian residents celebrate their National Day tomorrow, Thursday, May 17 like every year. Well over 4,000 are expected to turn up for the parade, in which the mayor, Vicente Arques, will proudly take part, as well as Norwegian consul Jan Arlid Nilsen and other representatives of the Norwegian community. Many will wear their traditional national costume, but all of them will carry a flag and

show their pride in being Norwegian. Following official speeches outside the Casa de Cultura they will head off to the nearby social centre for an afternoon of music, celebrations, fun activities for the children and much toasting with champagne. Alfaz del Pi is very popular with the Norwegian community, with over 2,500 officially registered on the 'padrĂłn', although the true figure is thought to be anything between 5,000 and 10,000.


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Akira

Pets in Spain

Coco is a young boy around 20 months old. He had his own family but unfortunately their life changed and they can no longer keep him. Poor chap has come to Akira through no fault of his own. He is a happy dog who would love to spend the day playing. He's really obedient so it will be very easy to continue his training and, as he has lived in a home before, he's completely house trained! Coco is vaccinated, chipped and free from Mediterranean diseases and will soon be neutered. To meet this beautiful Podenco mix please phone Akira shelter on 657 689 567

Mickey was found dumped in a box beside a bin 4 weeks ago with his siblings. He is now 7 weeks old and has been weaned from being bottle fed and ready for a new home. He is quite talkative and has been brought up with other cats and dogs. Call: 645 469 253 www.petsinspain.com or info@petsinspain.com

Benidorm Animal Shelter

This is Sahara. A beautiful four-year old hunting/mastiff cross female dog. She loves walks and being with other dogs. She is very obedient and very alert. Please call María Teresa for more info.

APAD

Denia Cat Protection League PEPA Sibil is approx 12-18 months old. It took several months for her carer to catch her and she had part of her leg missing, she had an awful life and must have had so much pain, Now, looked after by her carer she is a different dog she has only three legs this does not affect her at all. Sibil is loving and loves other dogs, not bad with cats and is just an amazing girl. Sibil is ready to go to a home of her own. For more information about Sibil please telephone the PEPA helpline on 650 304 746 or email p.e.p.a.animalcharity@gmail.com

APAH

Foxy and Houdini will shortly be a year old. They are two of a large number of kittens which were abandoned last summer and found their way into APAH's care. Foxy and her two sisters are all still looking for a loving home and Houdini is a cheeky, friendly boy whose brother found a home, but so far he hasn't. To meet APAH's kittens, please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

Aldea Felina http://www. aldeafelina.es New playful and cuddly kittens have arrived at the shelter. Most are going through their health checks and will soon be ready for adoption. They urgently need a real home and are looking forward to your visit. For adopting these or any of our other cats, the

My name is Franco and I was found in the parking lot of Lidl. I am a beautiful, affectionate, young and active dog. I am very friendly towards people and other dogs. The two most important things in my life are exercise and cuddles. I am therefore looking for an active family that loves to take me out on their adventures and that can give me loads of affection and love too. I´m actually the perfect companion, I love to join you for a long walk during the day and after to curl up next to you to for a loving and cuddly evening. Contact: Tel. 966 427 678, email info@apad-apad.org, www.apad-apad.org. shelter is open every Sunday 10am- 12pm or please call Luisa for an appointment 648 100 629.

APASA

A.R.C., Jalón Nigel loves to sit on your lap or as close to as he can. He also loves to ‘knead’ you. He is a very handsome boy with pale blue eyes, is very loving, good with other cats and is ok with dogs. He is 11 months old, has been neutered and would need an outdoor area, so an apartment home wouldn’t be suitable. Nigel is the last of his litter to be homed. He was found with his mother and five other kittens in a suitcase at the bins.

Can you offer this boy a home? No adoption fee although a donation is appreciated. Tel Sally 625 985 689 or Jayne 649 310 285. Email jalonvalleyarc14@yahoo.co. uk Facebook – Jalon Valley ARC

BENTLEY, male, Shelter since 16.12.2012, Labrador Mix, DOB 15.12.2010 – 52 cm Bentley had been living in a hole somewhere in the fields and he was in a really poor shape when he arrived here. Of course we have looked after him and he has recovered and is now enjoying his new life with good food on a regular basis, nice companions and much more attention than he was used to. He is easy to handle, friendly towards people and other dogs. He is be ready for the start in a new, better life in a good family. For more information call 618 754 635


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Gardening 2018 It’s a beautiful morning here in central Indiana, low humidity, mild temperatures and hardly a cloud in the sky; I think it’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived. I should be outside working in my vegetable garden in hopes of a bountiful harvest in the fall but I’m not. Instead, I’m sitting inside at my desk flexing my fingers preparing to turn out yet another batch of drivel, I still plan to put out a small garden; I have lost the desire to supply all my friends and neighbors with fresh tomatoes, green beans and squash. I don’t know why, it’s surely not my age. I wonder if it could be low testosterone? Regardless of what the reason might be, I plan on becoming a minimalist gardener from now on, planting only a few beefsteak tomato plants and some serrano peppers. Serrano peppers meet my Goldilocks test; not too bland, not to hot, but just right. Gone are the legumes, the zucchini, the sweet corn and the potatoes. All that remains are the memories, one of which I’d like to share with you today. It was the winter of 2007 and my wife Susie and I were touring southwest Florida and stopped in at the offices of a giant wholesale seed supply company whose seed catalogue we had received the year before. They had just about every seed imaginable. I was so enthused about all the vegetable gardening possibilities that we came away from the place with 35 different packages of seeds from all points of the globe. Our garden was going to be a veritable United Nations of vegetables. Mooresville, Indiana was going to see tomatoes that were heretofore only grown by Buddhist monks in the remote corners of Tibet. We were going to have peppers from Greece, Lithuania and squash from the Republic of Congo normally harvested only by teenage virgins. I wanted to make sure we had plenty for everyone so I planted a plethora of seedlings and then went in search of fertilizer. But I wanted none of that chemical stuff, I was called by mother nature to be an organic gardener. I visited my brother-in-law who had a half dozen horses in the field behind their house; those animals supplied me with all the natural fertilizer I would ever need. It was just a matter of time before our friends and neighbors would marvel at the veritable cornucopia of gourmet edibles. It never happened. The garden was a disaster. I had to cram everything together to get all the plants in the ground. That was fine when the plants were little but thanks to my brother-in-law’s horses and their manure- making propensities, the plants grew to resemble something dangling over the Amazon river. There was no room for anything to bear fruit and the stuff that did sprout, due to the close proximity of the plants, took on the characteristics of a nuclear mutant. It also didn’t help that the weather didn’t cooperate. It either rained too much or not enough, I forget which. I originally set out to keep meticulous records of the weather so that I could compare the daily growth of the tomato plants with the average barometric

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A regular column by Gordon Grindstaff, 'Across the pond' pressure. However, somewhere along the way, I got behind in my recordkeeping so I can’t say with any certainty that the weather was to blame for the less-thanstellar harvest but I’m pretty sure it was. Oh, we had cherry tomatoes by the score but I take no credit for that. I believe you could lock a cherry tomato plant in the closet and feed it only bread and water and it would still produce enough tomatoes to feed Attila’s hordes. I learned my lesson from that year: never bite off more than you can chew. I didn’t always follow that advice over the years. I still planted more than we needed, but as time went on I cut back a little each year, resolving only to plant enough for our own needs. I no longer grow plants from seed so when it came time to think about gardening last week we visited the plant farm and I remembered that resolution as we walked towards the front door. “Remember, I am not going crazy this year - 10 plants total, five tomato plants and five pepper plants. That’s it,” I said solemnly to Susie. “Okay, that’s fine with me. Five of each is plenty as far as I’m concerned.” “I’m not kidding,” I told her. “Five is the magic number.” The plant farm is a wondrous place with sights and smells all its own; aisles and aisles of beautiful, colorful flower and vegetable plants. It would take a steel-willed General Patton to resist buying a cartload of this stuff. Within minutes, I had my quota of 10 plants piled on the cart and I hadn’t even gotten to the chili peppers. My resolve disappeared almost instantly. Before I knew it, I had 20 pepper plants. Susie, who is very likely a descendant of General Patton, stopped me. “Remember, five plants. That’s it,” she said, putting all but five tomato and five pepper plants back on the shelf. “But, I need those. How am I going to make my famous hot pepper jam?” I pleaded. “You made the rule. I didn’t. Sorry, Buster.” I think she might be related to General Patton. ***** Mr Grindstaff is currently busy figuring out how to make hot pepper jam without red chili peppers. He can be reached via email at gordongrindstaff@ yahoo.com

Saturday, May 19 Unless they already had plans in place before the date was announced, chances are than anybody who was interested in seeing Prince Harry and his former actress bride Meghan Markle tie the knot watched the whole shebang live earlier in the day. The BBC's coverage promised to be pretty comprehensive, so if you did somehow miss it, or want to relive the entire experience all over again, you'll be pleased to know that all the most memorable scenes are set to feature in this programme - and at 90 minutes in length, there's plenty of time to see an awful lot of what went on, from the guests arriving at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel to the vows themselves. There'll be a lot of pomp and ceremony, but some genuinely heartfelt moments too.

Midsomer Murders (ITV, 8pm) Sunday, May 20 Musicians compete for a prestigious award at the annual Thassingham Classical Music Festival - and Barnaby and Winter are called in when the winner is brutally murdered and his priceless violin is stolen. Suspicion rapidly falls on the maestro organising the festival, who had planned to debut his new composition at the event and has stirred up resentment by turning a community festival into a corporate one - while many suspect that the murder is the result of a curse. Guest starring James Fleet and Simon Callow. Last in the series.

Jamie's Quick & Easy Food (C4, 8pm) Monday, May 21 New series. Jamie Oliver offers viewers the ultimate set of go-to recipes for quick and easy-to-remember cooking having developed a collection of tasty dishes that each use just five ingredients, producing stress-free meals perfect for busy days and for those people who don't have the time or energy to devote to complicated cooking. This first edition of the new run features mouth-watering recipes for flaky pastry pesto chicken, spicy 'nduja vongole, a comforting sausage bake, and a watermelon granita.


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Computers COMPURED COMPUTERS – your reliable IT professional in Orihuela Costa. Sale and repair of Computers, Laptops, Tablets, Phones and much more. We also offer Mobile Internet, Printers and Supplies, Websites, Networks, Domains – you name it, we have it! Conveniently located on the N-332 between Cabo Roig and La Zenia roundabouts. Phone 966 761 647 or visit www.compured-com puters.com

LAPTOPS – SECOND HAND & refurbished at very good prices with warranty! We are also constantly looking to buy used or broken devices. Compured Computers, located on the N-332 between Cabo Roig and La Zenia roundabouts. Phone 966 761 647 or visit www.compured-com puters.com or for online laptop sale www.recompra.es

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Employment PRESTIGEOUS ESTATE AGENCY is looking for a sales agent for the long term rental section, must have experience in that area. Please send CV to: rrhh@albirconfort.es PRESTIGEOUS ESTATE AGENCY is looking for a sales agent for the long term rental section, must have experience in that area. Please send CV to: rrhh@albirconfort.es SALES REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED to join our long established business. Must be highly motivated with proven ability to self-generate leads, convert leads provided and close deals. Previous experience of selling windows and doors vital. Applicants without relevant experience will not be considered. Fluent English essential, additional languages advantageous. Contracted position with excellent earnings potential. Email CV to Audrey@lux-al.com. Closing date for applications is Friday, 25 May.

Languages SPANISH Course. Learn to speak in 6 months guaranteed or your money back. 콯 697 834 934

Pools SWIMMING POOL CHILD SAFETY FENCE. Discrete, complies with EU guidelines, fully removable in minutes.www.neater poolguardian.es Tel.634 312 171 DAVID FAITH POOLS, pool care and services. Busot, Campello, Alicante area only Tel. 722 188 295

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 GATES, RAILINGS, GRILLS. Alterations and repairs. Locks. Site welding 666 771 075 OUR TEAM HAS a qualified electrician, good plumber, building work, windows and doors, Repair of swimming pool leaks, quality work for a reasonable price,26 years experience, from Calpe to Moraira,call Steve 685 262 843


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Property services FLOOR POLISHING. PROFESSIONAL tradesman. All granite & marble types. All areas. Free Quote. Tel. 627 103 412 AWNINGS, MOSQUITO blinds, roller shutter repairs, motorisation. Calpe + 50kms. Tel. 659 464 992. Email. info@toldosalchemy.com AWNINGS, MOSQUITO NETS, roller shutter, conservatories. BC Toldos from Oliva to Altea and Jalon Valley. On the coast since 1998. Tel. 630 472 605 Email: bc-toldos@hotmail.com GAS TANKS, MINI tanks, gas bottles and revision certificates. 16 years on the Costa Blanca www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939

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

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ACCURATE | FAST | AFFORDABLE, painter offering inexpensive high quality work, painting, wallpaper hanging, damp proofing BEST QUOTES 688 350 750

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Alarms ALARM - CCTV instal., maintenance, repairs ✆ 600 993 667 ALARMS CCTV BE sure alarms 콯 645 495 484


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DIGITAL SATELLITE SYSTEMS Tel: 965 866 999 / 966 804 748 / 602 494 424 Monday- Friday 9am -5pm digital.satellite@hotmail.com

BRITISH TELEVISION FROM 249€ FULL HD SATELLITE SYSTEMS WITH OVER 200 CHANNELS High gain Farmaval dishes and 7 day electronic programmme guide Official Sky + HD & Humax Freesat Twin Tuner recievers also available Covering Costa Blanca North and South from Gandia to La Manga Maintenance & repairs to existing systems with a full years guarantee

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WIRELESS INTERNET Coverage Alicante to Calpe **No tie-in contract. Unlimited download** Just 21€ per month for download speeds of up to 10MB

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SATELLITE SYSTEM REPAIR service, dish alignment, upgrades, installations. All problems solved. 965 666 206

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BENIDORM: SEXY NURSE, excellent body massage including happy ending. Hour 50€, Above Restaurant Tony Roma’s, Avda. del Mediterraneo 28 Tel 646 667 604 NEW IN Torrevieja. Qualified masseuse, Eolisa, 34yrs, great stimulation. Opening promotion. La Loma St. www.sensualspain.net ꇴ 671 185 543 MARY 33. The sweet Polish is back. Cabo Roig, opposite Puccini´s. Wonderful attention- ꇴ 672 872 050www.sensualspain.net PLAYA FLAMENCA Spanish lady, blonde long hair, young & elegant. Erotic tantric massage with happy end. Private house ✆ 611 429 540(Wassap) VALERIA IN DÉNIA, clean and discreet, erotic massage, relaxing, sex, outings and much more, call 686 094 328 CASIA DENIA 39 y pretty charming naughty cheeky. All kind of services & fantasies couples & out calls. Private discreet apartment easy parking only appointments. English & German speaking +34 634 057 016 CALL ME FOR some fun, erotic massage, 3some, 50 yr old male, for ladies. CB North, 615 135 857 or masaihans@gmail.com

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Business opportunities TRANSPORT LICENCES. Registered company with 5 licences (Tarjeta de Transportes) for 10+ seat mini buses, 60,000€ 콯 692 572 020(English spoken) NEED BUSINESS Partner in established Torrevieja business. Invest 25,000€, earn 30,000€ yearly part time work ꇴ 697 834 934 WANTED – EXTERIOR VILLA sprayer on a franchise basis, all work supplied with a good income, the investment includes a van, equipment, training and continuity of work. For more details call 00 44 7786 511 607 or email contact@noneedtopaint.com

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 info@karmaproperties.es

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Properties under 175.000€ PLOT IN Catral with 11.000 sqm, water and electricity, for sale. Legal to build. Tel 693 534 235 BENIDORM, NEAR COURTHOUSE, 1 bedroomed apartment, 2nd floor, separate kitchen, glazed in terrace. Pool, tennis. 75.000 € Tel. 658 578 346

SENIJA SOUTH-FACING, upper floor (96m2) of a traditional townhouse in village centre. Light and airy living, dining room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, double glazing & hot & cold airco. Internal staircase to large roof sun terrace with fabulous 360 degree views of mountains and village. A lock up and leave property (furniture is an option) at an attractive price of 59.000 euro. Viewing recommended. Telephone: 00 31 6 52 48 23 46.

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: liddellperez@gmail.com

BARGAIN!! TORREVIEJA Jacarilla St. 2 bedr. 1bthr., apartment, fully furnishe, lift, A/C, solarium, 100mtrs to Acequion beach. Great rental potential. 56,000€ 콯606 846 393 www.viviendasentorrevieja,com 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, info@karmaproperties.es

TORREVIEJA, LOS ALTOS. Los Huertos Res., detached villa, gated community, 3 bedr., 2 bathr, spacious car park, . Comm. pool, some renovation needed, hence the price 150,000€ 콯 606 846 393 or visit www.viviendasentorrevieja.com DETACHED HOUSE in Los Altos, 2 bedr., 2 bathr., roof terrace, garage/ storeroom, community pool. 156.000€ 콯 693 534 235

LA ZENIA, Front Line. Renovated front line apartment overlooking the beach, 2 bed, bath. Southfacing, balcony, sea views, gated community. 154.000€ 콯 966 773 985 616 939 326 - www.hf-immo.com 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 € 125,000. 1km Callosa d’en Sarrià centre. By car beach 20 mins, La Nucía Sports City 15 mins. Tel: 620 865 267. www.idealista.com/en/ inmueble/38733934/

Properties from 175.000€ SELLING A REMODELED country house with a sea view near Callosa D'en Sarrià. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, roofed BBQ and fruit trees. 19084m2 plot. Price can be negotiated. Whatsapp: 634584685 HOUSE IN La Siesta, Torrevieja 3 bedr., 2 bathr., A/C,heating, pool, sunroof, conservatory garage 800m2 plot, 2 livingr. indep. kitchen. 268,000€. 콯654 431 706

APARTMENT with sea views, 3 bedrs., 2 bathr.s, livingr. & kitchen. Balcony & roof terrace with storeroom. Garage for 2 cars incl. storage room. Night storage heating, internet, Sat. Deposit: 50,000 to 80,000€ - by appointment. Balance monthly payment. Final price 185,000€ - mgonsang@gmail.com LA SIESTA DET. VILLA, priv. pool, 4 beds, 2 bath, fully furnished, incl. all white goods, € 210,000 콯 649 189 930 DETACHED VILLA, 3 bed, 2 baths, sep, studio annex, lge garage, pool, 399,500€ Tel 680 326 337.

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

Long term let 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 jon.kali@hotmail.com for details & photos.

PRIVATE SALE, Rojales, detached house 500/170m2 4 bedr., 3 bathr., big livingr. Covered 4x10 pool, carport, view to Saltlake, sea & mountains. 225,000€ 콯 608 038 428

Short term let SHORT TERM HOLIDAY rental Polop old town loft apart. June 14 -Aug 31 245 € pw. From Sept 1 long term rent 350 € pm inc Elec/ wifi. naturemoves@gmail.com or 666 805 271

LONG LET WANTED. Apartment Denia within walking distance to Town 2/3 bedroom two bathrooms, unfurnished. Balcony willing to pay 500-700€ per month Tel 96 647 4685


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