June 13, 2018 - No 559, www.thepost.es
What a lot of noise!
Those in Benidorm on Sunday morning couldn’t miss the roar of 1,000 motorbikes cruising along the Avenida Mediterraneo – with the obligatory police escort at the helm! The drive was part of the biker’s day, which took place at the Salto del Aqua school zone and saw nearly 1,500 petrol heads gather. It was all about the noise and when they arrived to park up on Calle Bilbao, which included some scantily clad grid girls, many revved up to the admiring crowds that had gathered – causing more than a little pollution shall we say!
British fugitive arrested over club stabbing COSTA Blanca police have arrested a 36-year-old British man wanted in connection with a vicious knife attack in a Liverpool nightclub in which three people were hurt. Officers of the National Police raided an address in Jávea after mounting a surveillance operation on the home where
the suspect had been living. The man – who has not been named – was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant issued in connection with the violent incident in December 2016; one victim needed more than 100 stitches for facial wounds. Read the full story in Friday’s CBNews.
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It’s all about the rubbish La Nucía town hall is once again offering a subsidy to select categories of residents on their rubbish collection rates. Pensioners, including those that qualify to become pensioners this year, the unemployed and households on low income or with large families are all eligible to apply, which amounts to €45 per household. 154 families benefited
from the scheme last year. There is also encouragement to recycle more items at the Ecopark recycling centre – located behind Lidl. Households register – which is free and receive a card which they produce each time they visit. Dependent on the weight they stand to receive between 10-30% discount off their bill.
Stranded climbers rescued from rock TWO CLIMBERS had to be rescued from Calpe rock on Sunday, after they accidentally reached a point of no return whilst climbing. They found they could neither ascend nor descend, and called the emergency services at around 17.25. They were on the south-
ern side of the rock, around fifty metres from any point of access to them. Two fire engines with rescue equipment attended, but it soon became clear that without air support, they were unable to rescue the pair, who were visiting from Madrid. The Alpha 1 helicopter was subsequently re-
quested, and rescuers had to abseil to their location from the helicopter. Each climber was lifted individually into the helicopter, and dropped at the heli-pad at the bottom of the rock. The rescue operation finally ended shortly after 21.00. Both climbers were in good health.
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The Alpha 1 helicopter used to rescue the two climbers
Dog rescued after huge fall A DALMATION had to be rescued by firemen last Sunday evening, after his owner discovered he had fallen into a well twenty metres (around 65 feet) deep. The dog had disappeared at around midday
on Saturday, and after fruitlessly searching for over 24 hours, his owner finally heard the dog barking from deep inside a hole, near the Empedrola urbanisation on the outskirts of Benissa.
Firefighters attended the scene, and used a rope and pulley system to lift the dog back out of the disused well. The dog was immediately taken to a vet, where his condition was said to be serious.
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Valencia safe-harbour for migrants turned down by Italy and Malta New PM Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) has ordered authorities to allow a rescue ship carrying 629 migrants to dock in Valencia after the boat was refused access by Italy and Malta. Regional authorities in Valencia (also led by PSOE) have ratified the welcome. The PM office said: "It is our duty to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a secure port for these people." Amid the political dispute, the Aquarius, a rescue ship be-
longing to the SOS Mediterraneee charity, has been stuck in the Mediterranean Sea with its passengers, including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women. Medical workers said food on board the ship was running out on Monday night and the government said Spain wanted to comply with its international and humanitarian responsibilities. See Costa Blanca News on Friday for futher developments.
People smuggles detained A total of five human traffickers were arrested last week in Almoradí, Maciascoque near Murcia and Torredembarra in Cataluña by the Guardia Civil. The suspects are all Moroccan nationals and are accused of smuggling illegal migrants from Northern Africa into Spain by boat. The investigation was launched in March, when the officers discovered that a suspect in in Murcia may have been involved in human trafficking.
The officers found out that he had helped bring in 50 boatpeople to Algeciras and Tarifa near Gibraltar. The immigrants were not given life jackets during the journey across Gibraltar Strait and the boats were in a poor condition. When they arrived in Spain, the migrants were hidden in ‘safe homes’ and then taken to different Spanish regions. During raids on homes officers seized €3,000 in cash, a luxury car and documents related to human trafficking.
Aqua Natura expands A brand new 1,400 square metre area called Adventure Island, has opened at the Aqua Natura water park in Benidorm. The area has been specially designed for children up to the age of 12 to enjoy. There are slides, water plumes, bamboo water cane squirts, water curtains and a water dumper, with a 400 litre
capacity, all set in safe shallow waters with parts under cover from the direct sun. The animal theme of Terra Natura is evident, with a large lion and tiger head at the top of the slides. To celebrate the addition, a party is scheduled for Saturday, July 7 with lots of special activities throughout the day.
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Sub conversion on the way A total of €30,563 is being stumped up by Torrevieja town hall to ensure that the Delfín submarine is accessible for people with reduced mobility. The vessel which forms part of the ‘floating museums’ space in the port is currently difficult to access
due to the nature of the craft. Deputy mayor Fanny Serrano said she was ‘proud’ that they had managed to find the money for the conversion. She said it will be carried out by a specialist company and could be completed by the end of June.
Keeping Villajoyosa clean A campaign has been launched in Villajoyosa to make dog owners aware of the damage caused to lampposts, benches and other street furniture by their pets urinating on them. 200 posters (see below) will be displayed across the town and a radio advert broadcast to listeners. In
addition, veterinary centres across La Vila will be distributing 1,000 free bottles of a water and vinegar mix for owners to use to wash down when their dogs have performed. The metal corrodes quicker, shortening the life of benches, lampposts and litter bins by up to 50%.
Burger King on the move need slotting together. The slip road on the roundabout to access the current outlet is a favorite spot for Guardia Civil trafico to pull drivers over - so perhaps put potential customers off, hence the move... who knows.
Burger King on the CV70 La Nucia to Benidorm road is on the move -but only 100 meters down towards the Toyota garage. Assembly has been very quick, as the entire structure has arrived in prefabricated sections which just
More public toilets in Benidorm Benidorm town hall are installing more much needed public toilets on the beachfront. Currently there are six – three on Levante, one at Mal Pas and two further
down on Poniente. The first new one has been placed on the Paseo de Colón, next to the existing one heading towards Mal Pas beach.
Health centre assistant Almoradí health centre now has a person to help answer the phones thanks to a professional training (FP) course at Azud del Alfeitamí secondary school, announced councillor for health Almudena Albentosa. She noted she is weighing up the possibility of continuing this service which ‘is very necessary’.
The request for more facilities was initially proposed by the opposition Ciudadanos party and supported by all political groups during a plenary session.
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Leading by example: Dénia hospital staff offered help to give up smoking STAFF at Dénia hospital who want to give up smoking can now access a specialist antiaddiction programme with all their medication funded by the district health authority. Pneumologist Dr Miguel Ángel Císcar says so far, 24 employees have joined the scheme and the vast majority of them have either quit or 'considerably reduced' their cigarette consumption. Marina Salud, the company which runs the privatised health service, operates an Addictive Behaviour Unit (UCA) which offers diagnosis and outpatient treatment for substance abuse, gamblers, patients with general impulse control disorders, and those addicted to new technologies. This unit, which also offers therapy for families where necessary, is now working closely with health service employees. Marina Salud runs other anti-addiction schemes at Jávea's main health centre,
through Dr María Carmen Estruch Vidal, and in Pego, with Dr Fernando Silva, both of which offer treatment to help patients stop smoking. Spain's main cancer care and research charity, the
AECC, also organises workshops through Dénia's health authority – a series of 10 weekly sessions of an hour and a half each, their success rate averages at around 70% to 80%.
Missing cross returned A gold cross encrusted with diamonds was handed over back to Cartagena’s bishop on Thursday by the Guardia Civil, after being missed for 41 years. The cross was offered for sale over the internet by a gemmologist from Benicassim, who had bought it from a woman based in Alzira in the Valencia region. The cross belonged to the Cartagena Diocese and had been stolen in 1977 and disappeared without a trace. However, Guardia Civil officers found a trail in September 2017, when they were searching for other jewels stolen from Murcia cathedral in 1977. The alleged owner of the cross told the Guardia Civil that he was not
aware it had been stolen. The woman he bought it from was arrested and charged with receiving stolen goods and theft. As well as the cross, the officers found two manuscripts from the 17th and 18th century, which have been handed over to national heritage office.
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Tourist train out to tender Following a successful trial last summer, Altea town hall is planning on bringing back the tourist train. They are putting out the contract, which will be for four years and importantly, all year round, not just in the busy summer season. During the winter season, the
Traffic calming measures for Pilar
route will be altered, to incorporate stops at the weekly street markets, held every Tuesday – the fruit and vegetable one is held at a different location in the heart of the Old Town. It will prove particularly useful for the elderly and those with reduced mobility, who will be able to take advantage.
Speed bumps have been installed in Pilar de la Horadada’s busiest avenues by the local department for infrastructure to force drivers to slow down. The humps have been installed at Avenida de Lo Monte and in Mil Palmeras.
More will be installed in busy streets in the coming days. Councillor José Francisco Albaladejo pointed out that in some areas higher pedestrian crossings will be installed to guarantee the safety of pedestrians.
Is this your dog? Residents have found a lost a dog in Orihuela near Monte Pinar. Merche Martínez said: “We know it is English because of the chip but the vet could not see the owner’s information.” Contact Merche for more information on 686 852 573.
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A grand donation presented to Huntington's disease The Ladies Who Lunch group from Quesada surprised representatives from the local Huntington's Disease charity with a donation of €1000 at a specially arranged luncheon at Sinfonia's Restaurant in Doña Pepa on Wednesday, June 6. Photographs show group founder, Janine Williams presenting the collection to HDA President Marion Smith
and Treasurer Christine Watkins and diners enjoying the relaxed atmosphere, food and friendship. “We are absolutely overwhelmed by this generous donation from a truly wonderful group of ladies” said Marion. “As a newly established charity, this money will go a long way to helping sufferers of Huntington's in this area and their families” she continued.
The Huntington's Disease Association are looking for volunteers to help in various roles, so if you have some time to spare and would like to help this worthwhile charity, please contact Marion Smith on 634 905 249, or email marion.smith@hda. org.es More information on Huntington's Disease (HD) can be found on the website www.hda.org.es
U3A Vall del Pop: Donation to Jalon ARC
Jalon Valley ARC is a local charity that rescues, rehomes and fosters abandoned animals found in the Jalon Valley. Jalon ARC is the local charity nominated by our members to receive our support in the period up to our summer break. On Saturday, Bob Welham, our Association President, and Graham Higginson, a member of both the U3A and ARC, met with Sally Mason, one of the Co-Founders of Jalon Valley ARC, to present the charity with a donation of €100, which had been collected from the sale of books, CDs and DVD’s at the General Meetings. Sally said that the donation had arrived at a most appropriate time as they had rescued a number of kittens only a few days before. For Sally and
other volunteers carrying for these very young kittens is a full-time labour of love, as they are having to feed the kittens every few hours. They most certainly are a dedicated group of volunteers. A big thank you, goes to Graham for organising this monthly fundraising event, which we hope may continue in September after our summer break. For further information on U3A Vall del Pop check our website http:// u3avalldelpop.com. The U3A is all about enjoyment and learning, and this is particularly evident in the U3A Vall del Pop. The General Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at the Centre Polivalent in Murla. There is a diverse range of groups to suit all members' interests.
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Moraira-Teulada U3A Travel Group’s Trip to Cofrentes In May a coach full of Moraira Teulada U3A members made the pleasant journey to Cofrentes in the Muela de Cortes Nature Reserve, which is an area of outstanding beauty at the confluence of the rivers Jucar and Cabriel. Having enjoyed some stunning scenery en route they arrived at the Hotel in time for lunch. The members were delighted to discover that the hotel was in a lovely setting and is a beautiful building with all rooms enjoying fabulous views. After lunch, which was to prove the first of many “challenging” meals, they enjoyed a tourist river cruise
which followed a spectacular and relaxing route along the stretch of the River Jucar between Cofrentes and Cortes de Pallas. They passed through a huge gorge and a guide provided helpful comments on the flora, fauna, geology and other aspects of the Muela de Cortes. The following morning, the group members enjoyed a tourist road train along the banks of the Cabriel River. The trip started at the attractive Victorian Spa and stopped at a small village where they stopped at the local café for refreshments and afterwards walked to a nearby waterwheel. As with the river boat trip and the
hotel, they were able to experience the wonderful peace and tranquillity of the area. In the afternoon they travelled a short way to Alcala del Jucar, a small town rising steeply up the sides of the Jucar gorge. The river here is wide and beautiful and spanned by a lovely Roman bridge. There was a church and castle to be viewed and the caves, which were some of the original habitations, were fascinating. On their last morning, most members headed for Cofrentes which, because of its location at the confluence of two rivers was strategically important. Again, the town rises steeply up the gorge from the river and at the top, in addition to a café with stunning views, there is an interesting castle. After lunch they headed back to Moraira. This really was such a lovely trip, very sociable, very friendly, very relaxed. Many thanks must go to Lynn Clarke, Carol Mantle and Norman Peterken for organising the trip which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in the group. By John Hopwood
Rojales Pantomime Group raise money for cancer On a beautiful sunny day Bob Clayton, coordinator for MABS Cancer Support Foundation was delighted to accept a donation of €300 from Mike Smith, President and Chris Smith, Treasurer of the Rojales Pantomime Group, part of the €3,000 raised by the group from the production of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves performed in January 2018 in Los Montesinos. MABS helps all people affected by cancer and those around them by practical help with equipment and also emotional help through their many volunteers. There are six MABS Charity Shops on the Costa Blanca reliant
solely on donations and the Rojales Pantomime Group were very happy to be to be able to donate to such a worthy cause. All performances by the Group aim to raise monies for various charities and the next pantomime will be Camelot the Panto in January 2019. Not only does the group need an audience, they also need a cast and helpers so, if you think you would like to join our fun group of very friendly people and enjoy the many and varied social events throughout the year, simply contact our Director, Thelma Judson at rojales firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 634 33 95 88
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SCAN’s fundraiser night Last Friday night (June 8) El Verger’s Casa Cultura reverberated to the sounds of Rocket Man, Circle of Life and Candle in the Wind, belted out by one of the UK’s top tribute artiste’s, The Ultimate Elton. Members, friends and new
faces had come together to raise funds for SCAN, The Society for the Care of Animals in Need. And if that wasn’t enough there was an appearance by a very special guest, to judge the cake bake off (ish), a man who needed no introduction
and didn’t get one. He wasn’t Gordon Ramsey, but who would have known, he belittled the efforts of the cakemakers, poured scorn on the audience and was generally in a bad mood, but of course all in the best possible taste. The evening kicked off with an hour of John Anthony on guitar, a well-known musician here on the Costa Blanca, “I didn’t realise there were that many notes on a guitar” someone said of his performance. The evening was staged by event organisers ‘wedospecialevents’ who cooked a delicious dinner, made with all fresh ingredients. In the opinion of this writer the red Thai curry was a delicately spiced tour de force. They decorated the auditorium to give it that special night club/cabaret feel. The room looked quite splendorous. A very special
night, enjoyed by all .... “Wonderful evening at the Casa” “Well it was a fabulous night. Now people know what we can do. Well done” “I’m not a fan of Elton, but that guy was worth his weight in gold.” “Brilliant night all my friends enjoyed it we must do it next year”
SCAN rescues and rehomes abandoned and maltreated cats and dogs, over 2000 in the last five years. We always need volunteers, donations and new fundraising initiatives. Contact us if you would like to help: www.scancosta blanca.com , 626 550 864, or send an email: scancenter9 @gmail.com
Behind the harbour wall
Urgent help needed for Akira bookstall
By Fred Wharton The Associaition of Retired Police Officers (ARPO), in collaboration with the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) recently arranged a day out to Cartagena. A total of 55 people from various associations joined us for a VIP tour of the port, after enjoying coffee and cakes supplied by staff of the cultural centre at the royal yacht club (Real Club Náutico). Very many thanks to Pablo, our guide who
We need somebody to sell the foreign books, languages would be useful but not essential. Normally we do 9am – 1.30pm but this could be put into two shifts of 8am – 11am and 11am – 1.30pm. This is only the second and fourth Friday of the month at Moraira Market and only for the summer months starting June 22! We are still looking for somebody to take the trailer back and forth. No loading or unloading necessary. Car must have a tow bar.
joined us for the tour of the port and the staff at the royal yacht club, who made us very welcome and supplied the much needed refreshments. After refreshments, we were shown videos followed by a talk by Pablo, who is a serving police officer of 20 years, about the 4,000-year history of this most important harbour in Spain. This was followed by a coach tour behind the scenes taking in areas that are not normally open to the public.
Even if you could do this now and again maybe we could sort out a rota. Without the trailer we have no bookstall so please, please don’t think is not urgent because it really means keeping the bookstall going. We cannot afford to lose the revenue this brings in. If you can help in any way please call Maggie 96 574 4449 or send an email to email@example.com
Masons donate to Denia Children’s Home Local Masons from Puerta de Xabia Lodge recently held a summer party and barbecue to raise money for the Children’s Home in Denia. They were fortunate to have glorious weather after a previous day of heavy rain and more than 70 Masons and guests turned out to support this worthy cause. It was held at the Casa de la Pizza restaurant in Costa Nova and a sumptuous barbecue was served to the expectant guests. After a huge selection of tapas type starters, numerous meat courses and several different salads were served which dis-
appeared at an alarming rate. To finish there were a selection of beautiful desserts. Entertainment was provided by popular local entertainer, Irish Des, who sang and played songs to suit all tastes and, as usual, gave excellent value. He played for the whole afternoon and it wasn’t long before the guests started dancing to his excellent music. There was also a quiz, which was particularly tricky, and had guests scratching their heads before the winners
were finally announced and presented with a half case of cava. A charity raffle was also held which raised €420 which will be donated, along with other money raised, to the children’s Home in Denia later in the summer. A great afternoon which was hugely enjoyed by all. If you have an interest in joining Freemasonry please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org By WBro William G Turney, Communications Officer, Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia
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The Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion The May meeting of the Hondón Valley Branch saw us wishing we had a larger venue. It was the return, by popular request, of Neil’s Magnificent Auctions. Neil said he was amazed at the number of good quality items donated by members and friends. At the end of the evening, Neil and his helpers, found they had raised over €350 with half going to the Poppy Appeal and the remainder towards the cost for two Branch members to attend in August the re-enactment of the Great Pilgrimage (90 years on). With new members joining on the evening plus a full house of regulars, it was once again a fun evening.
Ian McNeil – Chairman – said “It was a lot of hard work by Neil and his “helpers” and I would like to thank them and I really appreciate the support of our members and friends in raising such a large amount in a couple of hours. Information about the Branch can be found on the website: www. britishlegion.org.uk/branches/hondon -valley or by emailing the Secretary on email@example.com unity. Our Facebook page also contains information about past and future events. For Community Support, please ring 676 45 17 80
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Five simple steps to help your children learn about money By Vicky Shaw, P. A. Starting early could help set them up for better budgeting later in life. Vicky Shaw finds out how to go about it. The children in your family may possibly still be a few years away from starting their working lives -but in many homes up and down the country, youngsters have already started learning about the world of earning. New research shows how the 'pocket money economy' is a thriving part of family life, with more than threequarters (77%) of parents giving their children a regular allowance, according to a survey by Santander. Many also pay their brood more on top, according to the poll, which quizzed parents as well as children aged five to 15. Nearly a third (32%) pay their children to complete household chores, while 18% reward good behaviour at school. However, handouts can
also be reversed in the form of 'fines', with children having to pay their parents back for uncompleted chores or bad behaviour at school. For parents, the pocket money economy is a great way to give their children an early taste of what it is like to earn, spend and save their own cash. Ann Griffiths, senior policy manager at Money Advice Service (MAS), which offers free money tips, says a recent study it conducted found nine in 10 parents feel it's important to help their children learn about cash. "When it comes to when is right to teach your children about money, we know from our research that younger is better," she says. "Starting them early gives them experiences with money that will help them later in life. For example, our insight shows that the more parents talk to
saving for longterm goals to handle and use money like a car, or give them re- whenever possible. In sponsibility for phone credit. younger children, roleplay can be used -for example 'playing shop' using pretend 3. Be confident money. When you go shopThis is your opportunity to ping for example, encourage help your children develop your child to make a choice positive, beneficial habits. between two items so they Every parent can do little understand they can't 'have things to help their children, it all', or explain to them that 1. Give them even if you aren't the best while two products are very responsibility similar, one is cheaper and it with money. can be sensible to go for that Things like pocket money one. or even just giving children 4. Subtly integrate responsibility for some money into your child's money you already spend, life 5. It's OK to make for example on treats -will mistakes help them in later life when it You don't have to have a forcomes to handling money in mal discussion about fi- Ultimately, it's how we all learn the real world. How much nances to bring up the idea from our mistakes that counts, money they get isn't import- of good money management. and that applies to money as ant; what matters is that they Money is a very practical well. It's far better for children can practice with their own subject and children can be to make mistakes with smaller money on a regular basis. than face very handson learners. Find consequences ways for your bigger money issues when children they are older. Talk to them 2. It's never too young about the choices they've to start made and what they've learned, and how that might The MAS's research found change choices they make in that money habits begin to the future. develop before the age of seven, so starting early really is better. Why not get your child to check your bank balance the next time you go the cashpoint? It's also never too late to start, either. There are plenty of things you can do to help older children and teenagers learn about money too. You could talk to older children about
their children about money topics, like advertising, the better they are at making spending and saving choices. Here are the MAS's top tips on how parents can help their children learn about money...
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If you die how much Spanish Inheritance Tax will your loved ones have to pay Wayne Martin, International Financial Adviser
If you have moved to Spain, you should be aware how Spanish Inheritance Tax (ISD) laws will affect you. The rules and ISD tax rates vary according to the relationship between the donor and beneficiary, unmarried couples, stepchildren and non-related beneficiaries pay more tax than spouses
and natural children. Inheritance laws can vary depending on which Spanish region is dealing with your Estate Planning. Generally, regional taxes will only apply to residents, while national law will apply to non-residents. Some regions may also allow more favourable conditions, such as almost complete tax exemptions for spouses and children, but not the Valencia (Alicante) Region. If you are resident then your estate will be dealt with under Spanish inheritance law, unless you state in your Will you would like the Succession laws to be as per your country of birth (Nationality) then 'forced heirship' rules apply. This means there are restrictions on how you distribute your estate, as a certain percentage needs to be set aside for certain relatives. If a Spanish citizen or resident dies without leaving a Spanish will, the laws of intestate succession apply. If an inheritance is unclaimed, if there are no heirs or it is rejected by all beneficiaries, then the estate is passed to the Spanish state. Spanish inheritance
tax rates as set by the national government are progressive. Tax free allowances, however, are given depending on relationship of the beneficiary. So if you would like to mitigate your Spanish Inheritance Tax liabilities for your Spouse, Partner or beneficiaries (whoever they maybe), then you need to reduce the amount of taxable wealth you have. There are investment products that if structured properly will mean that on your death no Spanish Inheritance tax is payable. This is a tried and tested
way to ensure beneficiaries (this includes your Spouse or Partner) are not left burdened with a huge Spanish Inheritance tax bill. Blacktower Financial Management can help you mitigate the effects of ISD, with carefully planning on how you invest your savings. There are solutions which can mean that savings will be counted as being outside of the estate and therefore pose as a very tax efficient exercise. If you are an unmarried couple this can be particularly attractive due to the excessively high rates of ISD
applied to non-married inheritors. If you have any questions, would like a free consultation or need any clarification regarding the above, you can contact me, Wayne Martin 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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Walking in the Picos de Europa The Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers have returned from a trekking trip in the Picos de Europa, a range of mountains just inland from the northern coast of Spain in the autonomous communities of Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and LeĂłn approximately 9 hours driving time from the Costa Blanca. The highest summit in the Picos de Europa is Pico Torrecerredo at 2,648m making the Picos de Europa the third highest mountain range of mainland Spain after the
Pyrenees and the Sierra Nevada. The range includes 14 peaks over 2,600m. There is a variety of wildlife in the Picos, including the Cantabrian Capercaillie, a highly endangered bird dependent on a fragile habitat of ancient deciduous woods and heather-clad hillsides. Other resident bird species include Griffon vulture, Golden eagle, and the Black woodpecker. Animals include the Cantabrian brown bear, the Iberian wolf, and the Cantabrian chamois which is
the emblem of the Picos de Europa National Park. The Picos are now also a UN-
ESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect the flowers abounding in the hay meadows and in the higher alpine pastures and natural rock gardens. Demand for the trip necessitated two separate groups each walking for a week, based in a rural setting close to Potes which is the capital of the Picos in the Liebana region where the Deva and Quiviesa rivers meet. Despite the time of year the peaks and higher level valleys retained snow cover providing a magnificent backdrop for the higher level walks. The variety of walks undertaken by the two groups allowed all to
enjoy the magnificent scenery in mainly stunning weather with blue skies and sunshine.
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Jávea Players’ court jester comedy heading for a sell-out Anyone wanting to see Jávea Players’ summer show should book tickets now. The popular tapas supper and theatre extravaganza will soon be sold out – three weeks before it opens. Tickets have been on sale since mid-May and over a hundred were sold in the first 48 hours. It seems people are keen to see this year’s offering, Poor Yorick, a fresh, comedic take on Shakespeare written and directed by the play’s author, Phil Mansell, a published playwright who has been a member of Jávea Players for over a year. The play was a winning entry in a competition run as
part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages project with the aim of making Shakespeare more accessible to today’s audiences. This play certainly does that – by turning Hamlet on its head and making comedy out of tragedy. Here, Yorick, the court jester is not dead. He’s very much alive and out on the road - dying a death - as he pioneers a new kind of comedy called stand-up to a baffled audience of medieval peasants. His comical observations on the Black Death and leeches are met by a barrage of rotten fruit and veg. But as his tavern wench
Fun packed launch day for www.Barkinside.es If you go along to Tipsy Terrace in Hondon de los Frailes on Friday, June 22 from 10am to 12noon, you will find more than just coffee and cakes. La Casa Canina will put on a dog agility show to demonstrate different levels of training from an experienced dog through to a young pup just learning how to jump – and go through hoops! Expert agility dog handler, Diego Martinez, will show how it should be done with his champion border collie Enya (both pictured top). Following this Danny de Castillo, the acclaimed assistance dog trainer, will then ask his own dog to demonstrate an amazing range of obedience and skills. You will also get to meet and pet a selection of some of the beautiful dogs that have been abandoned and
girlfriend Bess says, “At least we can eat tonight”. She persuades him to return to Elsinore and get his old jester job back. A henpecked Hamlet agrees – if he’ll help him get revenge. They devise a plot that not even Shakespeare would have dreamt of. Complete with busty tavern wenches, domineering mothers, ghosts and the invention of the exploding whoopee cushion, the play promises to be a laughterpacked production. Poor Yorick is one of several plays that Phil has had published. It will be performed at the Casa de Cul-
Hamlet (Lesley Davies) has a sure fire way of getting Yorick the jester (Nigel Poole) to help him plan revenge
tura in Jávea following a tapas supper at the Bar Imperial where diners will be serenaded by the smooth swing sounds of vocalist
Roger Brown. For more information visit www.javeaplayers.com. Photo by Phil Mansell
Fundraising day for animals and firefighters APASA and the Volunteer Firefighters of Balcon al Mar, Jávea, are holding a joint event this Sunday, June 17, starting at 12 noon. There will be food, drinks, barbecue,
tombola stand and live music. The event will take place at the fire station, Calle Georg Frederic Haendel, Balcon al Mar, Jávea.
Music from Big Jack Big Jack's Rhythm & Bluesband, concert at restaurant La Vida on Friday June 15 is cancelled, but they have rescheduled a
Saturday, concert for June 16 at 7pm at El Racó del Mar, in Denia. The band with an international formation play
piano, guitar, bass drums and perform classic rock and roll. El Racó del Mar is located at Ctra. Las Marinas km 10, 03700 Denia. For reservations please call 96 575 5332.
Fundraising antiques fair rescued and who are being cared for at Barkinside, a rescue sanctuary based near La Romana/Novelda. There will be a couple of stalls where you can purchase all things doggy and a range of general items including jewellery. This fun packed morning will delight any dog lovers whilst at the same time introduce everyone to the new website www.Barkinside.es which showcases all the abandoned and rescued animals in their care. Of course the morning would not be complete without a grand raffle which has great prizes including a large basket full of goodies and lots of wine. So come along to Tipsy Terrace on June 22 and have a great time, everyone will be made welcome. For more info contact Janni Mendayby emailing email@example.com
The fair on Sunday, June 24 is to raise funds for Animal Angels and Akira, two very worthy causes who work tirelessly for abandoned and abused animals. The fair will be held at Salon
Canor, Calle Assagador, Teulada 03725, and opens at 9am, closing at 3pm. There will be antique, vintage, retro and collectors’ items. Food and drink available at the bar all day. Parking and entrance are free.
It is a super opportunity to enjoy really interesting and diverse items all under one roof. We look forward to seeing you there. More info from Paul and Sue 626 795 587 / 96 573 2741.
Help MMM fashion show Help Murcia Mar Menor will be hosting ‘The Fashion Show’ at Las Claras on Friday, June 22 at 3pm.
Tickets €3 from the Help officeLots of great clothing and bargains to be had. Raffle prizes to won.
Guided tours of La Mata-Torrevieja natural park Free guided nocturnal tours in La Mata-Torrevieja natural park will take place every Monday and Friday in July and August. The tours are in English and Spanish and are hosted by a specialised environmental guide and will give the opportunity to experience La Mata salt lake at sunset, very different to a day time visit.
The tours start and finish at the park information centre situated just off of the N-332 at La Mata beginning at 8.30pm and lasts around 3.5-4 hours. This Sunday, June 17 at 10am, the La Mata, Vineyards of Water and Salt tour features wine tasting from grapes grown in the park’s vineyards. The tours are open to
residents and visitors and omfortable clothing appropriate for the time of year, a hat, walking or sports shoes, a snack and water is recommended. Reservations are essential and best made in advance. For further information including reservations visit the Torrevieja tourism website at bit.ly/2dLK1Cd
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How to make John Torode's butternut squash By Lauren Taylor, P A This rich vegetarian curry packs loads of flavour. A good vegetarian curry is a staple in many countries, and John Torode's butternut squash red curry hails from his many trips to Thailand. "The red curry, in my opinion, is the richest and most satisfying to make of all the curries," he says. "It is the flavour of Thailand in one addictive sauce. The process of cooking out the paste, then adding the palm sugar and cooking again until the paste becomes a baked terracottared, rich, fragrant and the consistency of jam, is paramount for a really red curry." Ingredients: (serves 4-6) For the paste: (makes enough for 3-4 curries) 50g medium dried red chillies 1tsp white peppercorns 1/2tsp coriander seeds 1/2tsp cumin seeds 2 whole cloves 1/2tsp mace blade (a spice available from Amazon) 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh galangal, roughly chopped
1 lemongrass stalk, outer leaves removed and inner leaves roughly chopped 3 fresh red chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled 3 small Thai shallots, chopped A handful of fresh coriander root, soaked and washed finely grated zest of 1 lime 1tsp salt 25g shrimp paste, toasted 6 lime leaves 2tbsp vegetable oil For the curry: 1 medium butternut squash 300g firm tofu Vegetable oil, for frying 150g red curry paste 125g creamed coconut 2 x 400ml tins coconut milk 40g palm sugar 4 lemongrass stalks, bruised 12 lime leaves, torn 4 thumb-sized pieces of galangal, roughly chopped 1tbsp fish sauce (or add a vegetarian fish sauce substitute or 1tsp salt) To garnish: Fried chillies, shallots and garlic 1 fresh red chilli, sliced (this is optional)
Method: 1. To make the paste, snap the stalk end from the dried red chillies and shake out the seeds. Put the dried chillies into a bowl and cover with hot water. Leave for about 20 minutes until they have plumped up, then drain but keep them wet. 2. Heat a small dry frying pan over a medium heat until hot, then add the peppercorns, both lots of seeds, the cloves and mace blade and dry-fry, stirring regularly, until nicely toasted, about two minutes. 3. Tip the toasted spices into a mortar and pestle or food processor and pound or blend to a fine powder. Add the galangal and lemongrass and pound or blend to a paste. Add all the remaining ingredients, including the soaked chillies, and pound or blend to a paste. 4. Peel and de-seed the butternut squash, then cut into large hunks the size of golf balls. Cut the tofu into similar-sized pieces. Set both to one side.
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As this recipe is as individual as different peoplesâ€™ tastes, there are no real measurements here, just a list of ingredients. Just keep adding until it tastes right. Lovely served with toasted pitta bread and a crisp salad and a cold wine. Available now on the Oasis Summer Nights menu. Ingredients 2 Large jars of chickpeas Minced garlic Ground cumin tbsp lemon juice tbsp olive oil tsp salt Water Tahini (if you can get it) Paprika and olive oil for dressing Method Drain and rinse the chickpeas, reserve a handful for final decoration. Place half of the remaining chickpeas in a food processor with a teaspoon each of garlic, cumin and Â˝ tsp of salt.
Add some lemon juice, olive oil and water and blitz it until you have a smooth-ish paste. With the food processor running gradually add the remaining chickpeas adding more water, olive oil and lemon juice as needed. Adjust the seasoning by adding more salt, cumin and garlic to your own taste. Finally add about 1 tbsp of tahini but this is not necessary. Chill for 30 mins before serving. Before serving drizzle a little quality olive oil, add the reserved chickpeas and sprinkle paprika for a flash of colour.
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red curry with tofu 5. Heat a little vegetable oil in a medium saucepan, then add the curry paste and cook for a minute or so. Add the creamed coconut and the creamy layer from the top of the tins of coconut milk and cook over a medium heat for five to six minutes - it will start to colour and smell of roasted coconut, but watch that it doesn't burn. 6. Now add the palm sugar, reduce the heat and cook gently for about five to 10 minutes, stirring until it is rich red in colour and no longer smells raw. The oil will separate from the mixture and then gradually start to come back together as the mixture thickens and darkens. Be careful not to let it burn. 7. Add the squash pieces and stir well so that the paste coats them all, cook for a couple of minutes, then pour in the coconut milk and 200ml water and bring to the boil. Drop in the lemongrass, lime leaves and galangal, add half the fish sauce, then reduce the heat and simmer gently, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes. Stir in the tofu and simmer gently for a further 10 minutes. 8. To finish, season with extra palm sugar if it's too spicy, or the remaining fish
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Twin brothers reunited at U3A meeting 82-year-old twins share a rare morning together at the local U3A meeting after one of them makes the 10,500-mile journey from Australia to Spain. By John Hopwood Twin brothers Peter and Geoffrey Rainsforth were born in Gainsborough Lincolnshire in 1935. In 1940 they both attended the local Secondary Modern School leaving at the age of 15. Both boys failed the eleven plus examination. Peter began work as an apprentice printer and Geoffrey became an apprentice draughtsman. For the first 18 years of their lives they lived with their parents but each had to
Gift presentation by the U3A Moraira-Teulada President, David Haxon
leave for their National Service, Peter at 18 and Geoffrey at 21. So, by the time Peter completed his National Service it was time for Geoffrey to begin his. During the time Geoffrey was away in the army Peter got married and moved away to Bradford in Yorkshire. On returning to civvy street Geoffrey, now 24 years old, decided that Gainsborough was too small for him and he packed his bags in an old Austin car and drove the 156 miles to start a new life in London. Peter soon had two young children. While he was very happily married he wanted more for his family, so he chose to start a new life in Australia. His emigration application was granted and, in the summer of 1964, at the cost of ten pounds each, the four moved 10,500 miles to the other side of the world. Sadly, the twin brothers' parents both died in 1972 and for the next 40 years there was not a lot of contact. Peter and Geoffrey both lived different life styles. Apart from the odd Christmas and birthday cards there was little contact between the two brothers.
Geoffrey never married. He lived in many different homes in and around London. He worked in many varied jobs including banking and retail and ended up owning a carpet retailing shop in Uxbridge whilst living in Chalfont St. Giles close by. Then, in 1991 while running his carpet shop he received a letter from his brother to say that as result of ill health he had taken early retirement and was planning a long overdue trip to the UK. This was a very emotional meeting after so many years apart. So much to catch up on. They had so many stories to relate and lots of photographs to share. After only a few weeks together Peter had to return to his family in Australia so they said goodbye and promised to keep more in touch in the future. As the internet was spreading it was possible for Geoffrey to regularly keep in touch with Peter. Having established a successful business, Geoffrey was able to make the first of three visits to Australia to see his brother and family.
Geoffrey (left) and Peter (right) at the U3A Meeting
Twenty-three years ago, Geoffrey also made a decision to retire early. Having spent a holiday in Calpe and visiting Moraira that became his choice for the place to spend his retirement. He has been very happy living in Moraira for over 20 years and enjoys the life here in Spain. Like his brother in Australia both are long time members of their local U3A.
Geoffrey’s general health has slowed him down and he has not been able to travel far in recent years but, as he says, there is always so much to be seen here in beautiful Spain. Both of the twin brothers know that with regard to their ages and health, this could be their last time to be together so each intends to fully enjoy the meeting.
A very young Geoffrey and Peter
Live & enjoy your dream at Senior Resort Ciudad Patricia My name is Amanda, I have enjoyed working at Ciudad Patricia now for 7 years. Everyone who has decided to move to Ciudad Patricia has a list of many reasons why. I love meeting and talking with the residents every day, here are some of the things they tell me why they come and live here.
Friendships start here What I hear is that many people I see feel alone or have a fear of being alone. Socialising is so important in your senior years. What most our residents have in common is that they all want to fully enjoy their life. All kinds of fun activities are laid on to join in if you want to. There are BBQs with live music, dance afternoons, excursions, painting classes, bridge club, games afternoons, yoga classes and much more. To help you keep fit and healthy we have a heated indoor/saltwater and outdoor pools with free aqua aerobic classes, gym with free keep fit classes. So, you will never have to feel alone here even if you just meet people for a morning coffee in our cafeteria.
Maintaining your dream of living in Spain We have such a beautiful green resort full of lovely trees shrubs and flowers giving lovely gardens to stroll through. There are 4 buildings consisting of 175 apartments that were built over 32 years ago. There is also a brand-new building with 15 more spacious apartments that will be ready in October this year. You purchase the apartments on a life time right of use. There are different types and size of apartments to choose from one, two and threebedroom apartments. They have a spacious terrace where you could even have a conservatory or glass curtains. Some apartments have their own private garden suitable for a little dog or cat. You can even try out an apartment for a minimum of 3 nights. This will help you get a feel for the life here and you can get a chance to meet some of the resident’s, explore the grounds and get a taste of life at the resort.
Peace of mind When you aren’t feeling well we have a community support worker to go shopping for you, get your prescriptions, go with you to the hospital and doctors to translate for you and much more (for a small fee). We have a doctor living on site for emergencies and he also has his own surgery for appointments which are included in the monthly service cost. There is even a residential and rehabilitation center when you need full time extra care. When you don’t drive there is a bus at reception every half hour. We have a resort bus to take you shopping, There are many more things we offer to help you lead and enjoy a happy life. Ciudad Patricia really is the perfect to solution to your golden years living in Spain. Why not come and see for yourself and even bring some friends if you want. It is never to early to start planning your future.
I hope to see you soon call Amanda 00 34 673 064 288 for more information
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Free Spirits HD new team member Free Spirits HD has a new team member to their club. Avril Rentell former editor of The Post newspaper has been elected Press Officer for FSHD. Avril who spent more than a decade at The Post is taking on the role as press officer with immediate effect. Avril has been a keen pillion with Free Spirits HD for the past couple of years and is mad keen on Harley Davidson motorcycles. Avril is also a very keen walker and is a member of a walking group on the Northern Costa Blanca. Free Spirits HD in its current form was launched in January 2016 and the group and its members are administrated by a small committee. Members must be English speaking and own a Harley Davidson. At pres-
ent the group is made up of over 50 riders and pillions who enjoy rides throughout the year, which include coffee and lunch stops all planned by the road captain running the ride. Free Spirits HD are always happy to welcome new members. Please contact Director Barry Haylor at, firstname.lastname@example.org or the website www.freespiritshd.club or telephone 629 728 375 any time.
Weather nothing like the forecast With people starting to leave Spain for the summer, the numbers taking part in the SAMM racing on May 27 was reduced to 11 competitors. All were looking forward to a good day’s racing as the forecast was perfect with winds a constant 10 to 12 knots. However, this was not to be. In the first race the boats were faced with a very light southerly wind which, as the start sequence gradually counted down, ended up as SE 2-3 knots, not good for the bigger boats. The start was down wind with 6 boats crossing the line. First over was the Sailfish ‘Mistral’ followed closely by the Topaz, Laser Radial, the Gamba ‘Uno’ with the second Gamba ‘Cuatro’ way back. The wind continued SE rising
to 4.9 knots and the race quickly settled down with Topaz leading the way followed by the two Gambas, who changed lead over the 4 laps. The Radial retired with steering problems during the second lap. The wind gradually changed direction to due east and started building in strength and, at the close of the fourth lap, went due S at up to 14 knots. n the conditions the crew on ‘Mistral’ struggling to keep going. The eventual winner on corrected time was the Gamba ‘Uno’ with Kerry, Tim and Dianne on board. As the wind continued to build the second race was cancelled for safety reasons.
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Sales of boat neck clothing have soared since the Royal Wedding By Katie Wright, P A feature The Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress has inspired shoppers, reports Katie Wright. They call it the 'Meghan effect' - what happens when the former Ms Markle wears something and suddenly everyone wants to buy it - and it's been in full swing since the royal wedding, according to retailers. JD Wiliams reports that
sales of boat neck clothing, similar to the wide neckline of the Duchess of Sussex's Givenchy bridal gown, shot up by 41% the week after the wedding. Hoping to capitalise on demand for Meghan's dress style, Chi Chi Clothing renamed an existing boat neck gown after the wedding and the move paid off. "The 'Meghan' dress was always a popular style, but this sold out overnight after the wedding - and not just in
white, we sold out in the light pink too," explains Daniel Najar, director of Chi Chi Clothing. "We have re-ordered stock and currently have a waiting list of over 1,000 people for the dress." And it wasn't just bridal wear that got a boost. "We have increased quantities on our separates that feature the boat/bateau neck style too, as we've also seen an increase of over 50% on these too," Najar says. While there, were plenty of articles after the wedding explaining where brides-to-be could get a lookalike gown, consumers are also using web searches to find what they want, be it bridal or everyday fashion. According to Google, searches for 'boat neck' clothing increased by 269% in the week after the wedding, compared to the week before, and they were up by 208% in May compared to April. As the new Duchess on the block, Meghan is following in a long line of royal style icons - not least the Queen, who caused a big spike in sales of a longline pink jacket, after she wore one at her 90th birthday celebrations so we can expect to see a lot more trends sparked in future. "The royal family's fashion
choices seem to have an increasing influence on our customers," says JD Williams spokesperson Suzi Burns. "From the Duchess of Sussex's chic and el-
egant style, to the Queen's love of bold and bright-coloured clothes, their effect on the shopping habits of our customers is immediate."
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What is the Cambridge diet and is it safe? By Liz Connor, P. A It's one of the latest slimming obsessions - but is this 'extreme' plan sensible? Liz Connor reports. From Dukan and 'teatoxes', to 5:2 and Keto, keeping up with diet trends can be a tricky business. One minute we're being told to nix carbs completely, and the next we're all eating like cavemen (in the case of the Paleo craze). One of the hottest diet trends right now - the Cambridge Diet (or Cambridge Weight Plan) - claims it can help dieters shed weight faster than most other plans, thanks to its extremely low calorie limit. But is it safe, are there any sideeffects, and will the weight stay off long-term? What is the Cambridge Diet? Promising fast and effective results, this rapid weight-loss plan advocates regular consumption of meal replacement shakes, soups, porridges and snack bars, designed to fulfil all of your daily nutritional requirements, while cutting out hundreds of calories. The plan actually dates back to the 1960s and was devised by biochemist Dr Alan Howard at Cambridge University (hence the name) and its profile has been rising in recent years - before really gathering steam in late 2017, thanks to social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. By following its strict rules, it claims it can help dieters lose up to a stone a month, without depriving them of important nutrients or protein to keep lean tissue; a factor that's often overlooked in other extreme dieting methods, like juicing and fasting. How does it work? There are a total of six variations of the plan, ranging from 440 to 1,500 calories a day, depending on factors such as your starting weight and weight-loss goals. Step one, or 'Sole Source', is the most austere, asking dieters to cut out all 'normal' daily foods and solely eat from Cambridge Weight Pla-
n's own-brand, low-calorie range of products, along with 2.5-litres of water. Later stages - like step six, or 'Maintenance' - are more flexible, allowing room for some healthy foods/meals, interspersed with a few meal-replacements. So, you start at step one, and then slowly introduce solid foods as you begin to shed weight. The idea is that you eat so few calories that your body is forced into a state of 'ketosis', where it starts to burn fat stores as a survival method. In this metabolic state, most of the energy supply of the body comes from ketone bodies in the blood, rather than glucose. Because of this, the weight tends to fall off Cambridge Dieters rapidly but as it involves eating less than 1,000 calories per day, experts warn that it should not be followed for more than 12 continuous weeks. The plan comes with guidance and supervision As it's extreme, this diet is not to be entered into without supervision, and some steps might even require written consent from your doctor. You can only get your hands on the products - which typically cost around ÂŁ2.40 per meal - by meeting with a Cambridge Weight Plan consultant, who will take your weight and measurements and design a programme which fits your needs, as well as providing regular one-to-one meet-ups to help track your progress. What is a typical day's food like? Millennials are apparently flocking to the programme, sharing their Cambridge meals while looking for inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest from others on the same journey. At stage one, a typical day on the diet could include a strawberry shake for breakfast, a banana shake for lunch, and chicken and mushroom flavoured soup for dinner. Step three again mixes the Cambridge Weight Plan meal replacement products with a 150kcal breakfast, a salad lunch of green leaves, a 400kcal dinner, plus 200ml skimmed milk and at least four pints of fluids. As the diet progresses to the later stages, dieters can introduce coffee and tea, and low-calorie meal ideas like Vietnamese prawn curry, roasted ratatouille and cod fillet with poached egg and asparagus. Is it safe? Under one-to-one supervision from one of their trained consultants, the Cambridge Diet claims to be safe and healthy to follow, but some experts and nutritionists say they do not
recommend diets restricted to under 600 calories per day. Max Bridger, a personal trainer from LDN Muscle (ldnmuscle.com), says: "It's not something I would recommend to any of my clients. Sure, eating under 500 calories for 12 weeks will make you drop weight fast, but you'll also lose a lot of muscle too - so don't expect an athletic, toned physique at the end." Due to the highly-restrictive nature of the diet, critics also say it does not equip dieters for long-term weightloss. "Don't expect to keep the weight off when you return to normal eating," says Bridger. "You may put the weight you lost while on the Cambridge Weight Plan back on, once finished and returned to your normal lifestyle, as your metabolism will likely have adapted to the restricted calories by slowing down.
"Ketosis is a state not many people will realistically achieve either," he continues. "As well as being very tough to achieve, ketosis is easy to lose, and comes with side effects like bad breath, digestive discomfort, nausea and even hair thinning in some cases." The bottom line, Bridger says, is that extreme weight-loss plans are not something everyday people should really utilise, as there is nothing to prevent rebound weight gain. "If you do opt for something like the Cambridge Diet, you certainly do not need to spend money on very expensive foods and shakes to help you eat the bare minimum calories to function," he adds. Before making any extreme changes to your diet, you should always speak to your GP to discuss any potential concerns or side effects.
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Five foods that will boost your beauty from the inside out By Mariana Marques and Katie Wright, P A A dietitian reveals the foods you need to maintain healthy hair, skin and nails. With the UK beauty and personal care market valued at around ÂŁ13 billion a year, it's clear that consumers are willing to invest cash - and time - to look good. Make-up, skincare and supplements can work wonders, but if you're not careful, they may just be masking the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle. "So few of us actually consider what goes on inside. We spend a lot of money on pills, potions and lotions and actually none of that can undo the effects of a bad diet so it is so important to get the foundations right first, " says Consultant Dietitian Lucy Jones. "Hydration, of course, is super important for our skin. Get your hydration sorted out, make sure you're having balanced meals with balanced food groups," she advises. "And, of course, by eating well and drinking well you will sleep better and that has a big impact on your looks." A varied diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables is vital, but did you know there are
almond butter, one slice of toast with smashed avocado and an egg and some smoked salmon and then some mushrooms on the side." 3. Fish
certain foods that are better than others when it comes to improving your skin and hair? And they aren't all fruit or veg. Here, Jones reveals five beauty-boosting foods and how you can incorporate them into your diet... 1. Almonds "Most people now know that vitamin E, an antioxidant, helps to protect cells from oxidative damage, which is really important in terms of beauty. One portion of almonds, which is a handful, contains 60% of your daily requirement of Vitamin E. "Almond milk tends to be much lower in calories so for anybody trying to watch their
weight it can be very helpful. Standard almond milks are often fortified with calcium, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. So, for that reason when people go completely plantbased in their diet, I often tell them not to go organic when it comes to things like almond milk because it's not fortified and you want the fortification." 2. Avocados "Fats are needed in a healthy, balanced diet, from keeping our cells supple right through to our nails. There is increasing evidence about a specific essential fatty acid called linoleic acid in terms of nail health for preventing dryness, cracking and brittleness. "Most of our fat should come from plant-based sources like avocado. I would have one slice of wholegrain toast with
"Zinc is the only nutrient with an EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) approved claim of supporting nail health. Sources in your diet are meat and fish, and again nuts like almonds. For zinc, shellfish is particularly good and organ meats as well." 4. Oils "We have had a generation of people on low-fat diets which is not good for beauty, because fat plays such a role in cell-structure. But you can certainly get the wrong balance of them and the wrong proportion. Most of our fat should come from plantbased foods like olive oil, rapeseed oil, nuts and seeds, and oily fish." 5. Shiitake mushrooms "We don't tend to eat much of them but sun-ripened mushrooms, like shiitake mushrooms, are really high in vitamin D. Vitamin D is a big beauty nutrient, it plays a role in our nail health, our general health, in our immune systems, right through to our bone health."
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Leg ulcers Ulcers are long-lasting sores that take more than four to six weeks to heal. They usually develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle with the exception of arterial or diabetic ulcers which are more commonly found on the foot. There are several types of ulcers but the most common is a venous leg ulcer accounting for over 90% of cases. What causes venous leg ulcers? Venous leg ulcers can develop after a minor injury, where persistently high pressure in the veins of the legs has damaged the skin.
much more common with age. It's estimated that around 1 in 50 people over the age of 80 in the UK has one. You're more at risk of developing one if you've previously had deep vein thrombosis, or find it difficult to walk because of a problem such as: Osteoarthritis Leg injury Obesity Paralysis You're also more at risk if you've recently had an operation on your leg, such as a hip or knee replacement. If you have varicose veins you also have a higher risk of developing venous leg ulcers.
The symptoms of a venous leg ulcer include pain, itching and swelling in the affected leg. There may also be discoloured or hardened skin around the ulcer, and the sore may produce a foulsmelling discharge.
Most venous leg ulcers heal within three to four months if they're treated by a healthcare professional trained in compression therapy for leg ulcers. However, some ulcers may take longer to heal, and a very small number never heal.
Who's affected? Venous leg ulcers become
Cleaning and dressing the wound
Losing weight if you're overweight
Using compression, such as bandages or stockings, to improve the flow of blood in the legs Antibiotics may also be used if the ulcer becomes infected, but they don't help ulcers to heal.
Exercising regularly Elevating possible
These measures are particularly important if you've previously had a leg ulcer because you're at increased risk of having another one in the same leg within months or years.
This article was supplied by Yvonne Evans, Co-Director Family Medical Centre, Albir. Call 96 686 5072 or email email@example.com
However Unless the underlying cause of the ulcer is addressed, there's a high risk of a venous leg ulcer recurring after treatment. Preventing venous ulcers There are several ways to help prevent developing a venous leg ulcer in people at risk, such as: Wearing compression stockings
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Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues: Across 1 Horse leaps and kicks confused Clair Poe (8) 7 Wooden box buried in consecrated ground (5) 8 Do away with the Spanish island and confused inmate (9) 9 Consume feast without French head of state (3) 10 Small lake consortium (4) 11 Peter's agitated badger (6) 13 Mail system is coming back in the flats opposite (6) 14 Intelligent leader embraces a tender nature (6) 17 Carl or defective pen (6) 18 Underwriter looks after legal document (4) 20 Minced rat for an old sailor (3) 22 Convert Scouse Tim (9) 23 Peculiar looking weeds for an inhabitant of Stockholm (5)
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24 Anonymous, careless salesmen (8) Down 1 Affordable cooked peach (5) 2 Weigh in avoirdupois on scales and you will find toxins (7) 3 Alibis reveal secrets of a wader (4) 4 Gloomy leader swaps Romania for Norway (6) 5 Stirred up regal beer (5) 6 Address the French version of truce (7) 7 Concentrated on made up red cent (7) 12 An unusual rare act for a fiercely competitive way of life (3,4) 13 Complaint is for examination (7) 15 White ant is a form of emitter (7) 16 Suffering queasiness in Barcelona, use a toilet (6) 17 Find yourself up this and you are in real trouble! (5) 19 Sides heard rains (5) 21 Get by in a comic opera (4)
Regular clues Across 1 Playful leap or hop (8) 7 Box (5) 8 Do away with (9) 9 Have a meal (3) 10 Body of water (4) 11 Annoy (6) 13 System for delivering mail (6) 14 Mild (6) 17 Cattle pen (6) 18 Summons (4) 20 Pitch (3) 22 Modify (9) 23 Brassica napus napobrassica (5) 24 Unidentified (8)
Down 1 Inexpensive (5) 2 Toxins (7) 3 Wading bird (4) 4 Overcast (6) 5 Light beer (5) 6 Talk (7) 7 Concentrated (7) 12 Exhausting routine (3,4) 13 Objection (7) 15 White ant (7) 16 Sickness (6) 17 Cove (5) 19 Pours down (5) 21 Deal with (4)
Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across 1 Segundos (7) 5 Huésped (5) 8 Bailadores (7) 9 Gusto (5) 10 Cáscara (5) 11 El más fácil (7) 12 Queso (6) 14 Esponja (6) 17 Cuero (7) 19 Dulce (5) 22 Manzana (5) 23 Elegido (político) (7) 24 Semillas (5) 25 Desiertos (7)
Down 1 Lados (5) 2 Canoa (5) 3 Agujas (7) 4 Hermana (6) 5 Puertas (de jardín, ciudad) (5) 6 Del este (7) 7 Teatro (7) 12 Cuellos (7) 13 Ejemplo (7) 15 Carteles (7) 16 Amigo (6) 18 Talones (5) 20 Entrar (5) 21 Mareas (5)
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‘I See You’ By Clare Mackintosh Reviewed by Brody Rafter Back in the land of psychological thrillers, here’s a number one best seller by an author who’s getting a lot of attention. Clare Mackintosh went big with her debut novel, ‘I Let You Go’. Which, by the way, I haven’t read yet, but look forward to that thrilling pleasure in the near future. This, ‘I See You’, is her second novel, deliciously compelling and impressively original. It’s a book that will urge you to look over your shoulder more than ever, especially relevant to the vast amount of people who commute on the tube, or use the public bus system. Because you never know when you’re being watched. For them it might be a good idea to shake up their usual schedule a little. Just in case. We are, after all, creatures of habit. We love our routines, our automatic ways of getting about: same bus, same tube stop, even the same seat. How easily somebody can select you for a little game of cat and mouse, and even for their next murder victim. It all kicks off with Zoe reading the local paper on the tube and seeing a photo of herself in the personal advertisements. The kind of ad. that suggest she is looking to meet a man. You can imagine how this would freak anybody out, but when she arrives home and shows it to her family, they do their best to persuade her that it’s only somebody who happens to look like her. They say everybody has a ‘look alike; this must be hers. Well, that would be a handy explanation to her concern, but still, she can’t help checking the ads the next day, and each day after. And this is when she realises there’s a different woman every day.
The strange thing is, soon one of them is murdered. Another, it turns out, has somebody prowling through her house when she’s gone, and possibly while she’s sleeping. This woman had had her keys stolen on the tube, but how would somebody know which house door they fitted? Unless they followed her home… And so it continues, as Zoe herself becomes sure that she, too, is being followed. If you like stories with stalkers, then this novel should fill the bill. The point of view alternates between Zoe and the police woman, PC Kelly Swift, who has been put on the case. There is also the viewpoint of the person responsible for these women’s photos appearing in the adverts. And that is a real killer. It’s truly creepy to look inside the head of a psychopath. Especially when you keep in mind that they can pass, and usually quite effortlessly, for a perfectly normal person, with genuine emotions, a conscience, a sense of right
and wrong. All things that a psychopath is lacking. By the way, here are just a few characteristics of a psychopath: They lie constantly to cover up their psychopathic traits and antisocial behaviours. They also may have a superficial charm, which is handy because they are extremely manipulative and spend a lot of time conning people into believing all kinds of things. They are known for their grandiose sense of self-worth. They seldom accept responsibility for their own acts and lack empathy for others. They can be very impulsive and seldom have longterm goals. Sound like anybody you know? If any bells are ringing, you may not want to leave your children, or grandchildren, or even yourself, alone with said ‘suspect’. I think you’ll enjoy the unique concept of the crime and the author’s ability to keep building up the suspense. I can highly recommend this novel to all enthusiast of the Thriller genre.
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GIO - This handsome boy has been in AKIRA shelter since before Christmas. He is about a year old. Gio is happy dog who loves walking and, when he is very lucky, our kind volunteers take him in their cars away from the shelter for long walks, something that he really enjoys doing! Gio is also good with other dogs, either male or female and could live in a house with older children. He is castrated, vaccinated, chipped, free from Mediterranean diseases and treated against parasites. To meet this lovely boy with a view to fostering, adopting, giving him a home trial or just coming up to walk him, please 'phone Akira shelter on 657 689 567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TANGO is a beautiful, kind-hearted and calm crossbreed. He was found wandering aimlessly and afraid in the streets of Denia. Tango is very sociable with other dogs and loves to play with them. With strangers he is a little shy at first but when he knows you he is very affectionate little boy. Tango loves to go out for walks and to explore the world with his nose. He behaves really well on the leash. Tango is hoping to find a loving and quiet family. Contact: Tel. 966 427 678, email@example.com, www.apad-apad.org
PEPA KHALEESI about 2 years old medium sized female dog. Khalessi is the sweetest girl she always has a waggy tail. She gets on very well with all other dogs and is very well behaved. She loves people and likes her walks. Khaleesi is looking for a home of her own, she is healthy and has had everything done. For more information on this adorable girl please telephone 650 304 746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ULLI, male, at shelter since 23.03.2010 Alsatian mix, DOB 01.01.2010 – 60 cm ULLI was tied to our gate during the night. At first he did not like his life here but soon he adapted to his new situation. We still hope that we will find a new owner who would give him a home for ever. For more information call 618 754 635
Denia Cat Protection League
APAH Aldea Felina - Many new, playful and cuddly kittens have arrived at the shelter. Like this little boy here. 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 him or any of our other cats, the shelter is open every Sunday 10am – 12pm or please call Luisa for an appointment 648 100 629. More info at http://www.aldeafelina.es
SCAN Hi, we are SNOWY and SWEEP, two of the many kittens looking for our own homes. We are adorable, cuddly, playful little kittens and together with our other kitten friends we would love to meet you. Please call Pam on 615 408 788 or see www.scancostablanca.com
IVY is one-year-old this week. She is the last of a litter of six, born last summer. Her two sisters have just been adopted, so Ivy is on her own. She is a small, lovely and very gentle cat, who would be a wonderful companion cat for someone who needs company. To arrange to meet Ivy, please call 630 422 63 or 616 210 80.
Pets in Spain WISPA is an 11-week old puppy that was rescued with his three other siblings. He is good with other dogs, cats and children, has received his puppy vaccinations and will be small to medium size when fully grown. Call: 645 469 253 or see www.petsinspain.com, email info@ petsinspain.com
Benidorm Animal Shelter This is COCO. A beautiful one month old kitten. We found her and her siblings in a hotel yard, starving and, unfortunately, no sign of their mum for a couple of days. Now they are healthy and safe in different foster homes ready to be adopted. Please call Maria Teresa on 677 373 396.
K9 FAITH is a beautiful lab cross about 2 years old. She is very gentle and affectionate although can be a little nervous when she first meets you but will quickly overcome this. She is a medium sized dog, fully vaccinated and vet checked. Faith was very much loved by her previous owners but sadly they were no longer able to care for her. Please call K9 on 600 845 420.
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Ticks and other green things On the Memorial Day holiday, my wife, Susie and I, along with my daughter, Julie and granddaughter, Riley Marie, spent the morning touring old cemeteries located on Southern Indiana’s Crane Naval Base. The base was open to visitors that day for the sole purpose of visiting the cemeteries. We were assigned a volunteer escort, a fellow named Dave, and I told him the cemeteries we wanted to visit. He pulled out a map of the heavily wooded, 97 square mile property and spread it out on the hood of his car where he pointed the cemetery locations to me. Near the old St. Joseph cemetery, I noticed the outline of a lake labeled ‘Seed Tick reservoir’. This got my attention immediately; aside from spiders, snakes, roaches, gangsta Rap, June bugs, dragonflies, carpenter bees and Jerry Springer, there’s not much in the animal world I’m afraid of. Except for ticks, that is. In addition, I had just read a frightening story on the internet involving seed ticks and children playing in their back yard. I had never heard of seed ticks in my whole life and in last three days, they were the focus of my attention twice. “Oh crap.” I said, pointing to the map. “I forgot about the ticks. Are their seed ticks in this area? “I don’t know about seed ticks but I do know ticks are really bad in Southern Indiana this year.” Dave told us. When we finished our tour and left the base, we stopped for a drink and Susie found a tick crawling up her arm. (Note 1). As she tried to get grab it, it fell off her arm and disappeared between the front seat. Now, every time we go somewhere and get out of the car, I go through this self-inspection procedure which drives Susie nuts. I don’t know why, she should know by now how I feel about ticks. Ten years ago, Susie and I had finished up our volunteering at the Santa Ana wildlife refuge along the Mexican border in the Rio Grande valley. We were headed for Indiana, pulling Fiona II, our fifth-wheel camper. That evening, we pulled into a small campground and I set up the camper for the night while Susie took the dog for a walk. I was changing my clothes when I felt what I thought was a wart on the back of my leg. I twisted my hip around to have a look at it and…. And my blood ran cold. It wasn’t a wart at all, it was a tick. This was not the first tick I had ever attracted; I used to get them on a regular basis when I was younger and spent a lot of time outdoors picking blackberries. I didn’t like ticks but then they were only a nuisance; in the 21st century, ticks aren’t just ticks anymore. Thanks to the news media and their 24/7 quest to find things to talk about, I knew that ticks now carry all these god-awful diseases; AIDS, rocky mountain fever, bird flu, SARS, Lyme disease, gout, ADHD, mad cow. You name it, ticks are carrying it. I was inclined to panic because I knew for certain that this thing was sucking the lifeblood out of me. I could also swear that I felt a paralysis creeping up my leg headed for some vital part of my being. I had to get it off my thigh before I passed
out from the pain. Where was Susie? She’d know what to do. Thanks to years of practice with our kids and the various A regular column by dogs who lived Gordon Grindstaff, with us over the 'Across the pond' years, she was a champion tick remover. She stepped into the camper just as I was ready to lose consciousness but I summoned up the strength to tell her about the menace invading my body parts. “Oh, for God’s sake.” She said, not being even the least bit sympathetic. “It’s just a tick. Get me the tweezers.” “I’m not sure I can walk.” I told her, being as brave as a man can be. “Okay, leave it in there, then. Let it fester and get infected.” Fester? I hate that word because just the very sound of it conjures up all kinds of terrible things. It took me about ten seconds to locate the tweezers and another ten for Susie to pull the thing out of my thigh, mash it and flush the remains down the commode. The tick was gone but the damage to my psyche remained. Even though I suspected the tick had come from the wildlife refuge in Texas, I was certain there were still other ticks in the area. I spent a restless night tossing and turning as phantom insects crawled around in my hair, on my earlobes and across my stomach. Daylight was not much help. As we left the campground to continue our trip, I was certain that a tick was crawling across my shirt collar and would be burrowing into the back of my neck within seconds. Even though I checked every part of my body that was available for checking without taking my eyes off the road, I didn’t find any hairy legged blood suckers on my skin. But the stress of looking was too much for Susie. “If you feel yourself one more time, I’m getting out of this truck.” She told me with a note of finality in her voice. “I’m not feeling myself. You make me sound like some kind of pervert. I’m just looking for ticks.” “I don’t care what you call it. Just keep your hands on the steering wheel where I can see them.” Even though the urge to feel, er… ah… check myself was overwhelming, I bravely fought it, keeping my hands on the wheel and we reached Indiana without further incident. That was the end of that story but today, I’m pretty sure that our recently discovered tick is still in the car waiting to get me and since Susie doesn’t like me checking myself, if I come down with leprosy or end up with a tick the size of a canned ham stuck to my neck, it’s going to be all her fault. G2 notes Note 1: As I sit here typing this stuff, I can feel one tick crawling across the back of my neck and another burrowing its way into my shoulder blade.
On the box Blind Date (C5, 8.30pm) Saturday, June 16 Some game shows are here today and gone tomorrow, but there's so much love for this series, it looks like Blind Date will be with us for some time to come. And thanks to Paul O'Grady, he's breathed new life into the format. Once more, contestants must choose between three unseen suitors based on their answers to a series of questions. Okay, it won't tax the brain, but if you want a nostalgic show given a 21st-century spin, then this is bound to make your heart beat a little faster. And fingers crossed this new run will generate romance for those brave participants. With this and the host's Sunday teatime Radio 2 show, fans are in for a treat as POG continues a savage attempt at media domination.
Poldark (BBC1, 9pm) Sunday, 17/6/2018 Ross and Demelza make a determined effort to save their failing marriage, but as Hugh's health continues to deteriorate, it places yet more pressure on the couple and drives them even further apart. Hugh's condition also jeopardises his chances of running for election and bringing George's devastating reign as member for Truro to an end - which leads to Falmouth trying to persuade Ross to step in. At the Sawle Feast, Tom challenges Sam to a wrestling match - and Emma offers herself up as the prize.
MOTD Live: FIFA World Cup 2018 (BBC1, 6.15pm) Monday, 18/6/2018 Whether they like to admit it or not, most England supporters are filled with at least a tiny bit of optimism believing that their team can win the World Cup. Boss Gareth Southgate is blessed with youthful talent up front, and Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford are all capable of leading the line, while midfielders Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier are adept at providing the ammunition. The first side in captain Kane and co's sights at the Volgograd Arena today are Group G rivals Tunisia. The Eagles of Carthage come into the tournament as a bit of a wildcard after qualifying for the first time in 12 years. England will begin the game as favourites, but one thing is almost guaranteed - there'll be drama aplenty as the Three Lions begin yet another major tournament with the renewed hope of ending of 52 years of hurt.
34 Trading Post Items wanted SEARCHING FOR RECORDS. All types of music wanted. We pay the best prices. Tel: 622 750 117
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Items for sale TWO NEW ADJUSTABLE Breakfast Bar stools Black Leather seats and backs chrome base excellent qualitity, 40 € each, 680 264 692
MOVING OVERSEAS All furniture & household contents must go - La Nucía area. Bargain prices. 635 932 727.
FENDER TELECASTER American Deluxe, 1998, bought new, translucent blonde, r/w fingerboard, noiseless p/ups. Carefully selected by me from dozens of that year’s Teles: lightweight and very resonant, an exceptional example and in perfect condition. €1400 incl. OHSC and original accessory pack. 콯 Mike: 966 796 611 - 699 089 204. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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OUTBACK 24VOLT INVERTER/ charger as new 495€. Call 675 878 601
SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Omega 3-6-9 for a cholesterol and joint-conscious diet. 180 caps €9.60 or buy 3+ for €9.00 each. 965 780 425
TOOLS FOR SALE, all privately used, VERY CLEAN. Radial Arm Saw DW1251 Unused since full refurb. As new. €500. DeWalt D920 screwdriver 40€. DeWalt DW25900K demolition hammer Very low hours €400. DeWalt D25003 SDS hammer drill €150. Makita 8443D 18V drill, 2 batts €60. Draper 125mm vice, new in box, €100. Stepcraft 600 CNC router, Proxon and HF350 spindles plus many cutters etc As new. €1000. Twin TC blade groove cutter for pipes/trunking in blocks and concrete Twisters 150. 100euros Tel. 627 443 839
PARKING IN BENIDORM for caravans, boats, cars, etc. Fully enclosed with 24h security. From 20 € per month. Call Parking Antonio on 609607745
CORONA AWNINGS, BLINDS and carpets has been providing shade on the Costa Blanca for over 20 years. We install all types of blinds and interior blinds. Visit our showroom or call Nick for a no obligation quote. We are on the N332 Alfaz near McDonalds. Phone on 966 865 753 or 658 990 719 LOOSE COVERS, CURTAINS etc. made to measure. Choose from a wide range of beautiful materials in your own home. Javea based. Tel 965 771 397, 686 453 827
DO YOU HAVE A STORY IN YOU? Legends from the war that you want penning down on paper? As a ghostwriter, I am an experienced author and can help you write your biography! Or do you need a simple article writing?Contact me, via email for more information about fees, services and samples, firstname.lastname@example.org SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765 BEST SOLUTION FOR Later, donate your remains to science: http://denia.live SANCT BERNHARD Calpe. Offers inc. FORMOFIT for natural weight control. 210 caps (1 month supply) €35 or buy 3+ for €32 each. 965 836 807 THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in The Post is to email the text to email@example.com
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Cars FIAT PUNTO 1.2L, 2003, ITV March 2018, 109,000 km, 1500€. Call 666 061 251
Lawyers & Solicitors ENGLISH AND SPANISH SOLICITORS – all legal and tax matters covered including Wills (English and Spanish), sales and purchases, translations, etc. Appointments available in La Nucia and Moraira. Tel. 966 874 548 –www.expresslegalsolicitors.com
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SWAP MERC SLK 200 convertible BRIT reg. RHD 2001 VGC low miles For BRIT reg larger car 627204408 FORD FOCUS 2.0 TDCi Sport, 135 cv, Nov 2005. 139,000 Km, 3 doors, metallic black, sun roof, cruise control, rear parking sensors, alloy wheels, 4 new tyres, ITV Nov 18, FSH, VGC, €2,500. Tel. 966 427 467/629 690 722, Denia
VAUXHALL CONVERTIBLE ASTRA 2003, RHD, Spanish plates, ITV & Tax 2019, silver/black hood, new tyres, new electric roof motor, usual Spanish scrapes and bumps. Great looking convertible 2750 € including transfer. 634 318 717 Jav OPEL CORSA 1.2 eco coupe 2009. Good condition, one owner, 180,000km, new tyres, ITV until Sept. 19, some sun damage to paintwork, Torrevieja area, €2,399 email email@example.com 콯 648 146 821
MERCEDES CLK 320 Coupe Elegance, automatic, gasoline,leather upholstery, ITV 4/19, full equipment, from private, very good condition, 6.500 €, phone 656 570 790 CITROEN SX 1.6 I gasolina, airconditioner, ITV 5/19, garaged, 49000 miles, best condition inside and outside, € 2.850, 콯 680 713 536 private
WANT TO DRIVE your LHD car to the UK & sell it when you get there? Call 658 670 777 or UK 07874 223 456
MARINA BERTH AT CNM Moraira. Prime location inclues rights to socio membership. 15,000€ Other CNM fees available on request to firstname.lastname@example.org or (0044) 1252 793341.
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WE BUY ANY CAR , don't sell your car without calling us first for your FREE instant quote Tel 630 961 755 MERCEDES BENZ SLK 200, Manual, April 2007, 50,576 Km., ITV 09/18. Metallic black with black leather interior. Air con, radio/cd , front rear parking sensors, FSH, VGC. €11,500 ono. Tel 966427467 (Denia) 629690722
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FERRARI 355 SPIDER. 1996 manual. 25700 kms, documented history. Perfect cond. Torreveija. 89900€ Richard, 650 663 356 or email email@example.com
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CAMPING & BUNGALOWS LOS LLANOS, Denia. The best on the beach. Your paradise. Plots and bungalows at good prices. 649 455 158 www.losllanos.net
DELTA EXPRESS LTD, Removals/courier service. Seen something on UK TV or on line? We can deliver items to your door in Spain. Fully Insured. Call 0044 7879604218 and ask Mick for a call back. www.delta-express.co.uk
MAN & VAN for hire, cheap and reliable. Jalon Valley & surrounding area. 966 480 757 or 636 100 873
WWW.WAY2GOHIRE.COM One way van hire, UK-Spain-UK, Pets welcome, drivers available. See our front page ad every week in The Post. Call 965 794 682
36 Trading Post Animal world ACCOMPANY YOUR PET(S) whilst they are driven in comfort to any destination in Europe by an experienced animal carer/driver. Contact Denise. info@petchauffeur .eu or Tel 952 197 187 696 233 848 www.petchauffeur.eu IF THERE IS anyone looking for a puppy or a dog that is in desperate need of a new home please contact the facebook site " costa blanca dog homing" We are always in desperate need of foster homes, short and long term, and if anyone can offer this please call 965 698 052 3 FULL EUROPEAN Champion pedigree boxer pups for sale. Health tested lines. Home reared with love & care. 850 € each. Parents can be seen. Tel. 607 408 340 P.E.P.A. (THE HELPING Hands Charity for Animals) Needs Help! By fostering an abandoned dog or spending a few hours each week on our telephone helpline You could help save the lives of many animals. Please telephone: 650 304 746 or 96 283 3325 For more information and to view our animals please browse our website: www.pepaspain.com
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CHANCE FOR ANIMALS: protection needs your help for general maintenance, walking our dogs. As we have to leave the house, we are desp. looking for people, who adopt our rescued dogs! Food welcome!! German braco, and lots more! 15 small puppies for adoption! Crevillente 콯 610 687 421 or visit us on: www.facebook.com/Su Cuatropatas SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Visit our website www.spa ma.org and view our new blog atwww.spama-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM!
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www.costa-news.com TRANS-PET PROFESSIONAL door 2 door pet transport. Fully equipped vehicle with aircon & independently run heating and cooling. Open plan vehicle with 2 carers. Welfare in Transit Authorised. Kennels & cattery in Alicante. www.trans-pet.co.uk sha firstname.lastname@example.org ES 965960658 or 600552030 UK 07801 272 162
Beauty & Wellness NAIL, BEAUTY & Chiropody at Denia de fitness, Denia. Call/ Whatsapp 607 470 267 email@example.com SANCT BERNHARD Denia. Offers inc. CoEnzym Q10 for a strong heart. 60 caps €18 or buy 3+ for €16.80 each. 965 780 425
ISLA is 7 ½ years old. She loves a lot of affection, is fully vaccinated, micro chipped and sterilized; She also walks well on the lead and is very loving. 콯 SAT 966 710 047 firstname.lastname@example.org
SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Cod Liver Oil for a healthy bone structure. 200 caps €10.90 or buy 3+ for €9.95 each. 965 780 425
SANCT BERNHARD Albir. Offers inc. Spiruline 1350 for essential nutrients. 1350 tablets, 5 month supply, €29.95 966 864 171
Health CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. Tel. 686 912 307 SANCT BERNHARD Benidorm. Offers inc. Pumpkin Seed Oil for a healthy prostrate and bladder.130 caps €7.95 or 400 caps €19.95. 965 858 663 SANCT BERNHARD Moraira. Offers inc. Green-Lipped Mussel for healthy joints. 150 caps €12.50 or buy 3+ for €11 each 966 491 573 THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to email@example.com MASSAGE CLASSIC - work with energetic blockages. Torrevieja & surroundings콯 603 165 955 BEAUTY ELITE, ALFAZ del Pi. The Certified Centre for semi-permanent make up. All the best beauty treatments at the best prices. The Centre of Excellence. Call 966 881 646. Alfaz High Street, close to the roundabout at the bottom of the high street.www.simply beautyelite.com
Tuition TENNIS COACH FOR all ages and levels, equipment provided 688 350 750 CREATIVE DANCE RETREATS July - August Guadalest Info www.robertpooledance.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Leisure time & societies DO YOU HAVE A STORY IN YOU? Legends from the war that you want penning down on paper? As a ghostwriter, I am an experienced author and can help you write your biography! Or do you need a simple article writing?Contact me, via email for more information about fees, services and samples, email@example.com
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
Locksmiths LOCKSMITH 24hr 콯 607 493 118, Torrevieja & surrounding areas
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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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org AWNINGS, MOSQUITO blinds, roller shutter repairs, motorisation. Calpe + 50kms. Tel. 659 464 992. Email. email@example.com
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 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, we will look after all aspects of your property. Busot, Campello, Alicante and surrounding areas. 722 188 295 David.
FLOOR POLISHING. PROFESSIONAL tradesman. All granite & marble types. All areas. Free Quote. Tel. 627 103 412 GAS TANKS, MINI tanks, gas bottles and revision certificates. 16 years on the Costa Blanca www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939
Gardening PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE. Palm cleaning and treating/pine trees. Overgrown gardens. Quick with quality service. Plastic & gravel work. Economical prices. Free Quote. Call Alexander 642 548 724 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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Plumbing & electric installations 100% PLUMBING. FOR heating, aircon, gas, solar, bathroom refurb. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percent plumbing.com 965 835 939
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Air conditioning & central heating QUALITY CONVECTOR HEATERS FROM NORWAY, Affordable stylish & efficient, low delivery costs throughout Spain, www.nea terheater.es Tel. 634 312 171
Painters ACCURATE | FAST | AFFORDABLE, painter offering inexpensive high quality work, painting, wallpaper hanging, damp proofing BEST QUOTES 688 350 750
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DIGITAL SATELLITE SYSTEMS Tel: 965 866 999 / 966 804 748 / 602 494 424 Monday- Friday 9am -5pm firstname.lastname@example.org
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
IPTV services also available including Sports, Movies, Catch-up, Box Sets & Video Club. Packages from 15€ per month
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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BENIDORM: SEXY NURSE, excellent body massage including happy ending. Hour 50€, Above Restaurant Tony Roma’s, Avda. del Mediterraneo 28 Tel 646 667 604
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Adult relax LADIES: R U ready 4 the excitement of an extramarital affair? When u can be certain no one will ever find out? If so, call Stephen, (604 297 588) to meet up for a friendly drink. Tall, dark, handsome and well endowed, 36 year old English gentleman. INTIMATE MASSAGE PROVIDED by busty, pretty, sexy and intelligent English lady, late 30’s Mature professional gents only please I’m located in the Moraira area Please call Joanna 07432 255157 MARY 33. The sweet Polish is back. 15 Turquesa St. Wonderful attention- ꇴ 672 872 050www.sen sualspain.net HELEN, 40, DENIA, pretty rusian Lady, slim body, blue eyed, no taboos, erotic massage, absolut discretion, phone 659154239
Business opportunities EMBROIDERY BUSINESS for sale, easily run from home on a full or part time basis. email. info@cos taembroidery.com
Properties under 175.000€ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org CALPE. 2 BED, 1 bath apt. Balcony, garage, pool, south facing. Amazing sea & mountain views. Beach and town 5 mins. 174.000 € Tel. 646 454 530 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, email@example.com
Properties from 175.000€ DETACHED VILLA, 3 bed, 2 baths, sep, studio annex, lge garage, pool, 399,500€ Tel 680 326 337. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org BENIDORM, NEAR COURTHOUSE, 1 bedroomed apartment, 2nd floor, separate kitchen, glazed in terrace. Pool, tennis. 75.000 € Tel. 658 578 346 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 over 400.000€
SEAFRONT APARTMENT FABULOUS views! 3 beds, 2 baths, fully equip beautiful complex, quiet Torres beach Villajoyosa, 10 mins Benidorm.. email@example.com
SUNNY SIDE of Maryvilla, with amazing views. Newly renovated villa of 3 apartments. Pool, garage, well tended gardens, total 4 beds, 4 baths, A/C. Has to be seen. Call 607 408 340
www.thepost.es PROF. BUSINESS COUPLE from UK looking for apartment for 4 months from June'18 prefer La Cala area. Email: landfor firstname.lastname@example.org
Long term let
URB. LA SIESTA 6 bedr. detached villa, 4 bathr., 444m2 living area, 1250m2 garden, own pool, very private, garage & parking area. 539,000€ 콯 606 846 393 (wassap)
Short term let TORREVIEJA, SAN Luis. Groundfloor apartment, 2 bed, bath, furn., a/c, heating, sunny, balcony, conservatory, large com. pool, gated community. 69,450€ 콯 966 773 985 616 939 326, - www.hf-immo.com
500 YEAR OLD BEAMED Finca in Beautiful Valley in Jesus Pobre, Denia/Javea area. DOGS ARE VERY WELCOME. www.littlehouseinspain.com. +44 1865 512 922 or 07808 181779
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. email@example.com or 666 805 271
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details & photos. BENIDOLEIG. DIRECT FROM constructor. New unfurnished townhouse. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Good location with ample parking. Minimum rental one year. 850€ per month. Photos and more information at "www.parsan promotions.com" or telephone 669 669 339.
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