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New security controls to come following Benidorm shooting Following the shooting that took place on Avenida de Mallorca, better known to Brits as The Square last Wednesday night, police have still not made an official statement as to whether any of the five suspects have been arrested. An innocent British holidaymaker was caught in the crossfire, sustaining a gunshot wound - thankfully not life threatening and discharged from hospital, but shamefully was not contacted by any of the authorities to check on his wellbeing before he flew home to Northern Ireland on Saturday. The shooting was reportedly ‘drug mafia’ related, involving Moroccans and

After Saturday's great victory over Sweden, England football fans will be gathering in mass tonight (Wednesday) to see if the Three Lions squad can come closer to 'Bringing it Home' in the semifinal clash against Croatia. The post match celebrations of England beating Sweden to earn them a place in the semi-finals turned somewhat sour on Calle Gerona in Benidorm last Saturday afternoon.

What started out as joyous scenes of fans chanting and singing soon turned into anything but, after video footage emerged on social media with criticisms of riot police being heavy-handed. At the time of going to press the other semifinal between France and Belgium had not finished. Read all about the outcome and, hopefully England's lead up to the final game in Costa Blanca News of Friday.

East Europeans and businesses in the area are fed up with the lack of action by the authorities. Following the shocking event, which was covered by much of the UK press, Benidorm council held an urgent security meeting with both the Local and National Police regarding known issues in the area. Security cameras will now be installed – a request that was repeatedly made by Benidorm’s British Business Association over the last few years but always dismissed. Police patrols will be intensified in the area and bars will also have their licenses removed, which allowed

them to employ props to entice people into their bars. They will be issued with a €1,200 fine if found breaking the order. Councillor for Security Lorenzo Martinez explained that police intelligence suggests that a number of these were in fact dealing drugs under the pretence of being inviters and that these measures will go some way to bringing calm back.

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Books start new chapter BOOKS by popular children’s authors are being added to the shelves of a school library thanks to the generosity of a British couple. Benitachell residents Gerald and Margaret Hales donated a collection of more than 40 novels in English to the CEIP Santa Maria Magdalena and its new library. Councillor for Education Myra van t’Hoff thanked the couple for their generosity and said she appreciated the

Night Market at the Mirador

initiative of Margaret, who is president of the European Union of Women and a campaigner for European citizens’ rights, and Gerald, and hoped more people would follow their example. Pictured with Myra and a teacher, they said the books were bought for the enjoyment of their three children and grandchildren and now they had outgrown the books, it was hoped to give them “a new life”. Now that the summer and good weather have arrived, so has the return of the artisan craft market up at "El Castell" - or the Mirador, which is the look out point, located just past the Santa Ana church at the top of the Old Town, Benidorm. The mayor, Toni Perez officially inaugurated the opening walking around and welcoming each stallholder. The popular nightly craft market will have an assortment of stalls selling a selection of hand made items such as

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pottery, jewellery, leather goods, ornaments and glass pendants as well as hair braiders. In addition there will also be about a dozen artists both portrait and caricature who can produce fabulous sketches for you, which would make a lovely souvenir to take back. You can even hand them a photo image on your iPhone and they will be able to replicate that in pastels, while you go and wonder around or have a drink at one of the bars around the square. All those taking part are

local artists coming from Benidorm, Finestrat, Villa Joyosa, La Nucia and Altea. The square is full of people walking around admiring the view and stopping off for a drink at one of the many bars - so typically Spanish. The market opens at 7.30pm each evening and gets really busy at around 10pm – once everyone has finished their dinner, staying open until after midnight. The market will be on throughout the summer, packing up on September 15.

Man filmed sister-in-law in bathroom for three years A man who filmed his wife's sister in the bathroom has been arrested in Dénia, National Police reveal. The 37-year-old Spaniard had planted 'numerous recording devices', detectives say, and amassed a considerable amount of footage of the victim in the shower and on the toilet.

It turned out he had been videoing her whenever she used the bathroom whilst visiting her sister over a period of more than three years. She reported him immediately when she found the cameras. To add insult to injury, the filmer's own sister

threatened the victim in broad daylight in the street after she had told the police about her humiliating ordeal. The threats landed the offender's sister in custody, but she was later released with charges. It is not yet known whether her brother has been released.

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Watching the detectorists Ryanair strike

threatens summer holidays

THREE metal detectorists were recently arrested by the Guardia Civil and 3,400 plundered archaeological pieces were seized. The operation was launched several months ago, when the officers discovered that an alleged antiques’ dealer was selling all sorts of archaeological items on the internet. According to a force spokesman, the internet sales were the main source of income for the antiques dealer and he offered them on differ-

ent websites using a fake profile. The items had been taken from archaeological sites in Alicante, Valencia, Castellón, Murcia, Albacete, Teruel and Zaragoza and most date from Iberian and Roman times. The dealer was based in San Antonio de Benagéber in Valencia and he collaborated with another two men based in Llíria in Valencia. They got into the archaeological sites and plundered the items using metal detect-

ing devices and specific tools, seriously damaging the sites in the process. The gang also manufactured fake archaeological finds, which were certified as authentic by the dealer and then sold at high prices on websites. The suspects are charged with several offences including crimes against Spanish historic heritage, fraud and conspiracy. The items have been taken to Valencia’s archaeological museum.

Violent teen gang rounded up A violent gang of youths operating in Murcia city was recently busted by the National Police. The gang was made up of seven male teens aged 14 to 17, who have been charged with violent robbery, causing serious injuries, domestic abuse and insulting civil servants. They filmed their violent criminal activities and published them on social media. According to the National Police, they hit another teenager for no reason during the Bando de la Huerta fiestas in April and the boy required treatment for his injuries at Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital in Murcia. They also attacked a Chinese shopkeeper who had asked them to pay for items they were going to steal. The teenagers were identified one by one from their social media posts and by the victims. Moreover, one of them published videos and pictures of his friends in the police station with insulting messages to the officers.

THOUSANDS of summer holidays are in jeopardy after Ryanair's cabin crews' decision to go on strike on July 25 and 26. Industrial action has been called in four countries (Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium) and will affect passengers travelling to and from airports in those countries. Ryanair carried an average 115,000 passengers in Spain per day, so the repercussion of the strike could affect hundreds of thousands of passengers throughout Europe as the airline operates 2,000 flights to 37 countries daily. According to its website, Ryanair has flights from Alicante to 60 different airports - 17 in the UK. The airline employs, directly or via employment agencies, 1,700 cabin crew staff and 700 pilots in Spain. Ryanair has regarded the demands as 'pointless', listing benefits it said crew already enjoyed. A company

spokesperson said, “Ryanair is already engaged in extensive negotiations with national cabin crew unions across Europe during which all of these, and other issues, are being negotiated and we have already concluded agreements in the UK and Italy”. Passengers who have booked flights on those two days are advised to watch out for any possible information coming into their email from Ryanair. So far no further details of specific flights that may be affected have been released. Ryanair Irish pilots strike Ryanair pilots, members of the Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA) called a 24-hour strike for tomorrow (Thursday). Ryanair internal memos called the action "blackmail" and said they would "face down" the industrial action. Less than a third of the airline's Dublinbased pilots are in favour of the strike.

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Jalón tourist office officially opens THE NEW tourist office in Jalon was inaugurated on Wednesday under the banner of ‘Tourist Info Vall de Pop’. The opening ceremony was attended by Jalón mayor, Joan Miquel Garcés and the regional secretary of the Valencian Agency of tourism, Frances Colomer, as well as other invited guests. The Vall de Pop is linked to the Gorgos river route, which runs through the Benigembla, Murla, Parcent and Alcalalí areas. The valley then opens up and continues through Jalon, Llíber, Senija and Benissa. These are the towns and villages which fall under the umbrella of the ‘Vall de Pop’. The new office was built at a total cost of €270,000.

The Ministry of Tourism and Alicante provincial council donated €90,000 each towards the cost, and the rest of the funding was borne by

Catering for the little ones

the eight councils making up the Vall de Pop. The tourist office belongs to the Tourist Info Network (Tourist Information Offices

of the Valencian Community), a service which covers the entire territory of the Valencian Community. The purpose of the service is to offer all of the tourist information necessary to guarantee a better experience in the Jalón valley. The office has recently received a ‘Q’ certification, a tourist quality brand awarded by the Institute of Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE). Located at the entrance to the main car park, it is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 09.00 and 14.00 and has multilingual staff. The tourist office plans to add staff to extend the opening hours from Monday to Saturday, both morning and afternoon.

Government warning for World Cup semi-final The UK Government has posted on their website (, a warning for their citizens to exercise caution around the vicinity of Benidorm’s Rincón de Loix during and after the England v Croatia World Cup match today, Wednesday, July 11 (kick-off 8pm local time). If you are in the area, you should follow the instructions and advice of the local authorities; strict controls on drinking alcohol in the street are in force and anti-social behaviour may lead to prosecution.

Town hall backs equality JAVEA town hall flew the multi-coloured flag to support the international pride day of the Lesbian Gay Transgender and Bisexual community and hung out a banner declaring: “I have the right to be, to feel and love as I want”. Councillor for equality Montse Villaverde was joined by Mayor Jose Chulvi and colleagues as she read a manisfesto underlining the administration’s commitment to defending equality of all, no matter their sexual and gender identity or their sexual orientation.

Lifeguards at their posts A total of 25 lifeguards are working at Los Alcázares beaches this summer. The lifeguards are members of the Protección Civil and emergencies services and have been A total of 140 babies and toddlers are attending the summer school in the public nurseries in Orihuela Costa, La Murada and El Palmeral in Orihuela municipality this month.

The service is available in Orihuela Costa from 09.00 to 17.00 with a lunch service and costs €210 a month and in the city and La Murada it runs from 09.00 to 13.30 and costs €150.

specially trained to guarantee the safety of the swimmers at all seven beaches at Los Alcázares. The council informed that amphibious chairs for people with reduced mobility are

available at all seven beaches and that one additional ambulance with a nurse and a doctor and another basic SVB ambulance are working in the town during the summer.

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Teenage hiker rushed to hospital with heatstroke A TEENAGE boy was rushed to hospital on Wednesday with heat stroke after going hiking in the Segària during the hottest part of the day. The 14-year-old and his dad were trekking up the 508-metre Ondara mountain at 15.00, a time of day when the temperature on the ground was around 32ºC in the shade.

Up on the hill, the pair – from Madrid - were in direct sunlight, which was even more intense at half a kilometre above the ground. The youngster started trembling violently and complaining of feeling sick – the first signs of heatstroke, which can be fatal if not treated immediately as the body temperature rises to abnormal le-

vels and can literally boil the sufferer's internal organs. It is normally diagnosed when the body reaches around 40ºC, and it is extremely rare for a human to survive once their temperature rises to 41ºC or 42ºC. The young tourist was airlifted to the fire station in Dénia and then ambulanced to A&E.

Park weather project Members of the Proyecto Mastral association have set up a weather station in La Mata-Torrevieja natural park. It has been placed on the roof of the park interpretation centre. A spokesman for the association said it will help them to study the climate of the park in the coming years.

The weather station will record rainfall, humidity, temperature, wind speeds, etc. He said the information will be available in the coming weeks on their website. They will also operate a webcam which will allow people to observe the park from their homes all over the world.

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Obstacle free at La Manga A total of €375,000 will be invested in eliminating all obstacles for physically disabled people on a 1.5 kilometre stretch at the Gran Vía in La Manga del Mar Menor. The building works will contracted out by San Javier

Turtles seized The regional police have seized 126 protected species of turtle in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia during the month of June. A spokesman for the regional government noted that some of them are classed as invasive species and could present a danger

to native species living in the countryside. He noted that the turtles would have been sold on the black market. He explained that 80 had been seized in Valencia and 46 in Alicante province. Three people face large fines for trafficking protected species.

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council and finish at the Eurovosa urbanisation. The works have been proposed by the Famdif federation of associations for disabled people. Their proposals include lowering the pavements at the zebra crossings, building

seven new bus stops outside the main lane of the avenue to make it safer for passengers, replacing steps and levels for ramps and removing street signs from the pavement, among other works. The works are planned to start after the summer.

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AMUX summer supper On Friday, July 6 some 40 members of AMUX, Amigos del Museo de Xàbia , celebrated summer with a supper on the terrace of the restaurant L'almassera in the old town of Xàbia. Music from a talented group of young musicians and the delicious tapas

and wines made this an evening to remember. AMUX is a group of people with an active interest in the history and archaeology of Xàbia and the Marina Alta region. We hold talks and workshops at the Museum (Soler Blasco) in Xàbia and organise excursions to interest-

ing sites and museums, as well as various projects to support the Museum's activities. Membership is open to everyone for an annual subscription of only €10 For more information please visit our website at / iquestquienes-somos.html

Chums enjoy American Independence Day

On July 4th, American Independence Day, CHUMS (friends of charity) had a very successful fundraiser at The Peppermill, Benidorm and raised €519.30 to buy food for the food banks. Thank you to The Post for

publicising our event so well and thank you to Jayne and Trevor and the staff of the Peppermill who support us all year round. The photo shows just a few of our American Friends.

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Rojales Pantomime Group Murder and mystery in Margaritaland (an exclusive resort in Benijofar). Somewhere between the Port of Indecision and South West of Disorder murder meets mayhem and that’s where the intrigue began for the Rojales Pantomime Group at their Summer Social Event. The cast and crew of our next fabulous pantomime, Camelot, The Pantomime, were enjoying a lovely summer party, scripts were issued and talk turned to the forthcoming rehearsals when Jack Daniels, bar tender, known as the Casanova of the pool bar, was found murdered… Who Done It? That was up to Sgt Lord to use his sleuthing skills

and find the culprit amongst the partygoers, some of who had their own motives for the murder and had played their parts well throughout the evening getting into character to mingle with the guests to throw everyone off the scent. Everyone joined in to draw their own conclusions and find the killer whose identity was revealed, which proved a surprise even to the killer! Over €3,000 was raised for various charities from our last pantomime and we are looking to match, or even top that amount. So, if you would like to join our fun loving group to help out at our next pantomime ring Thelma Judson on 634 33 95 88 or email rojales

Costa Blanca Ski Club Denia to Mojacar Hello to all members, we hope you are enjoying the summer months. We have started to sent out next seasons programme as people are already booking their places.

If you have not received your programme please let us know and we will send it to you. We are an international club and welcome everyone from first time skiers to ex-

perienced ones, all ages, non skiers are also very welcome. The dates for next season are : Granada Hotel Alixares 4*HB Christmas Dec 22 -

27 including a Gala Dinner on the 25th. February 10 - 16 with a Gala Dinner included. Andorra Hotel Delfos 4*HB January 20 - 26, March 17 - 23.

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On Friday people from all over the northern Costa Blanca met for a lovely afternoon tea in aid of the Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy. This fundraiser was hosted by Father Rodney Middleton and Father Robin Pettitt, ably assisted by Father Jim and Chrissie Booker. Father Marcus Ronchetti ‘supervised’ and Steven Carden, organised the duck race and ‘pool golf’ - plus the efforts of a host of others too many to mention! The afternoon entertained and sustained the crowd who attended – and it raised approaching €1,000 for Chaplaincy funds.

The Church of England parishes in Spain are entirely self-funding, and support a number of local good causes, as well as providing the usual ministry of worship and healing, caring for the sick and dying, supporting the bereaved, and providing baptisms, wedding blessings and funerals. The Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy serves the community from Valencia to Alicante with services in 8 different towns. For information on the activities of the church and the contact details and service times visit costablanca-anglicanchap

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U3A VdP members enjoy apple pie and chat evolutiongrass Specialist in landscaping installations and artificial grass for putting greens

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pie opportunity, so that me and many others members do not miss out! For further information on U3A Vall del Pop check our website http:// The U3A is all about enjoyment and learning, and this is particularly evident in the U3A Vall del Pop, whose members hold their General Meeting on the first Thursday of each month at the Centre Polivalent in Murla, and have a diverse range of groups for the interest of the members.

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Spiritual Friends Costa Blanca break for summer Hi to all our supporters past present and future. Due to many of the group leaving Spain for the summer months and others having family and friends here enjoying the hot weather, this is a notice to advise that SF will be taking a break with meetings being resumed weekly as of the first Wednesday in September For information regarding the SF group please see the website at www.spiritualfriendscostablanca. com or contact Jan by email

Our meeting place has changed names (formerly SolPark Tennis) now Innate Active which holds various events and entertainments as well as still being a tennis club. One of the events arranged for later in the year is an evening of clairvoyance with two International mediums Ian Elliott and Sian Hughes on Thursday, October 18 at 7pm. Tickets are €15 pp. For information or to book contact 600 837 054 or email janet03725@

Age Concern summer closing The Age Concern Centre in Calle Paganini, La Siesta, will close at 1.30pm on Wednesday, July 25 and re-open again at 10am on Monday, September 3. The Charity Shops in Av. Del Mar, Los Monetsinos and in Patricio Zammit 41, Torrevieja will close from

2pm on Friday, July 27 and re-open again on Monday, August 27 at 10am. For any enquiries regarding the loan of mobility aids over the summer period, please contact our centre on 96 678 6887 Monday -Friday 10am – 1.30pm.

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Armed Forces Day is commemorated The Gran Alacant and La Marina Branch of the Royal British Legion in Spain commemorated Armed Forces Day in what has become an annual event. They continued their custom of hold-

ing a traditional fish and chip supper. On a balmy evening the members tucked in to the meal on the outside terrace, which was decorated with bunting and banners. After the meal, the three

bottles of port were passed to the left in the usual manner, and the toasts included our host in Spain, King Felipe VI; our own Gracious Queen Elizabeth II, and of course the Armed Forces – past and present. We can safely say that a good time was enjoyed by all. The Gran Alacant and La Marina Branch meets at 6pm on the first Monday of the month at Lounge D in Plaza Mayor, Gran Alacant. They are very welcoming to prospective new members, and remember that you do NOT have to be ex-services in order to join. For more details please contact granalacant.secretary

Senior Masons visit summer school By WBro William G Turney, Communications Officer, Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia Recently, two senior Masons from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia, plus a third from the Grand Lodge of Spain, visited the Masonic summer school in Guadalest. This school has been funded by Freemasons in Spain for the past three years and is designed so that disadvantaged and underprivileged children are able to visit the school for ten days and learn about subjects they would normally not be able to study. Every place is fully funded by the Masons so the children’s parents or carers do not have to pay a cent towards the cost. This year we have funded a record 42 children in total, 22 of these children have come from the El Preventorio children’s home in Gandia, 11 from the Red Cross in Javea and others from around the region.

The funding has been donated entirely by local Masons, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia and the Grand Lodge of Spain who are delighted to be able to send so many children to the school who otherwise would be unable to attend. It should be noted that this is not a holiday, though it must appear so to the children. This is an educational trip where all students are expected to learn about subjects which will be totally new to most of them. The basic curriculum encourages brotherhood and companionship. It teaches the children to get on with each other, to help and care for each other and for the older children to help and mentor the younger ones. Educational subjects include country walking, swimming, cycling, canoeing, archery, rock-climbing, quad biking, astronomy, music, drama and

improvisation among many others. Local volunteers visit to teach these subjects and the lessons are largely given by volunteers. The mentors who guide the children are little more than children themselves with ages ranging from 18 to 25. Some are former students who enjoyed the experience so much they have chosen to return and encourage other youngsters to take part. A great way for them to put something back for the chance that they were given! The three Masons who visited were the Provincial Grand Master of Valencia, RWBro Michael Shilan, the Provincial Charity Steward WBro Trevor Bagnall and, for the first time, a representative from the Grand Lodge of Spain, RWBro Barrie Mansell who is an Assistant Grand Master of Spain but was attending this event as the District Grand Master of Mark Masons. They were all incredibly im-

pressed by the work undertaken by the school which is run by Sr Juan Carlos Ortuño who built the entire centre himself. It is obvious from the faces of the children how much they enjoy this brief respite from their normal lives and it creates a memory which will stay with them for ever. The Provincial Grand Master said that he felt the school was an incredibly worthwhile undertaking and

has made the centre one of his Provincial charities for this year. He is proud and happy that, through the selfless work of all the Masons both locally and nationally, so many children could participate and he wanted to offer a brief word of thanks to all the Masons throughout Spain who have made this possible. If you have an interest in Freemasonry please contact me by email at

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UK economy boosted by warm weather and royal wedding By Kalyeena Makortoff, P A The UK economy benefited from a retail rebound in May as the sector received a "double boost" from warm weather and the royal wedding. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the the economy expanded 0.3% in May, while gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.2% over the three months to May. Both of those figures were in line with economists' expectations. The ONS' head of national accounts, Rob Kent-Smith, said it showed a "mixed picture of the UK economy with modest growth driven by the services sector, partly offset by falling construction and industrial output". He added: "Retailing, computer programming and legal services all performed strongly in the three months to May, while housebuilding and manufacturing both contracted. "Services, in particular, grew robustly in May with retailers enjoying a double boost from the warm

weather and the royal wedding. "Construction also saw a return to growth after a weak couple of months." The pound lost ground on the news to trade flat against the US dollar at 1.325.

Property prices

Versus the euro, sterling was up 0.2% at 1.129. The readings are the first in the new set of rolling estimates of GDP by the statistic agency, which previously provided only quarterly estimates of growth.

According to a report, Benidorm remains the most expensive town to buy resale property in the province, with a 5% growth in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Bigastro – between Torrevieja and Murcia is the cheapest. The

popular tourist destinations of Altea and Calpe follow behind Benidorm as the priciest. San Juan beach in Alicante is another sought after location, showing a jump of 6.4% in property prices.

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Art show at Calpe bookshop From August 1 until October 31 local artist Brigitta Künzler will be displaying oil paintings of Spain at Librería Europa Bookshop, located on Calle Oscar Esplá 2, Calpe. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and 5pm 8pm. Saturdays, morning only from 10am to 2pm. For more information please call 96 583 5824.

Charity day for animals

The Moors and Christians celebrations and the craft fair in the Port of Jávea Shortly the people living in the part of Jávea near the Port, will celebrate their Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos. This means that on several days the artists and craft people who take part in the summer craft fair can't set up their stalls. That's why on Saturday, July 14 and from Thursday, July 19 till Sunday, July 22 there will be NO CRAFT FAIR. On all other days the fair will open as normal, offering original craft work on the sea front promenade in the port. There is a wide choice of beautiful hand made things; soft and wooden toys; leather bags, belts and purses; pottery; wooden sculptures and little animals made of shells;

lamps made of recycled tins; water colours and hand painted T-shirts; brooches made of real orchids and jewellery made of all sorts of materials: silver, leather, ceramics, macramé and even recycled beer cans. All hand made by the people on the stalls. For your further entertainment there is live music: on the Mondays by the Happy Freuds, and every Wednesday there is classic jazz and Soul by Montgó Music; on Thursday,July 12 María will sing to the sound of her guitar. Every Saturday the potter José brings his wheel to teach young and old how to turn their own bowl or cup. The fair opens every even-

ing from 7 pm till midnight. More information (also in English) on 639 979 678 and photographs of what to expect in the stalls you can find at JaveaSum17.html.

Tárbena art exhibition Cappricio and Eclipse Photo by Mona Nowak

On Friday, July 13 from 11am to 2pm there will be a charity morning with a fashion show with new and nearly new clothes, flea market and raffle, at Captain Morgan’s Bar Eagles Nest, on Avenida del Nido San Miguel de Salinas, for the animals at Finca Villamartin which is supported by non-profit charity Happy Animales Orihuela, founded by Mona Nowak. All the money they raise is going to the horses, ponies, goats, geese, pigs, dogs, cats, chickens, ferrets, duck, for food, hay, water, rent, blacksmith, vet bills and repairs. Happy Animales Orihuela like to give all these animals a second chance in life after having been mistreated or abandoned.

The monthly costs are €1,400 so please come along and help them to raise money to feed the hungry bellies, you may find a bargain or you win a nice prize in the raffle with Angela Richards, and at the same time you help the animals. Or maybe you would like to help by being a model or a volunteer? On every last Saturday of the month there is an Open Day. For more information and directions become a member of their Facebook group Finca Villamartin Happy Animales Spanien or call/WhatsApp: Mona 616 792 355 or Sol 678 224 728. Any volunteers, food sponsors, long term sponsors, cake makers are very welcome.

Cinema by the sea Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout July and August there will be films shown on the beaches of La Fossa and Arenal in Calpe. This Thursday, July 12 ‘Despicable Me 3 (Gru 3 – Mi Villano favorito) will be shown on the Arenal beach at 10pm. All films, suitable for families with children start at 10pm and are free to watch.

In association with Tárbena’s annual artisanal fiesta and in support of the village of Tárbena, an informal arts group, Tárbena Arts, presents El Llavadors, an exhibition of the local Spanish and expat artists in Tárbena. It will be set up in and around the historic open-air washhouse, El Lavadero.

The exhibit runs from July 21 to August 4 between 11am and 8pm. The opening party will be on Friday, July 20 from 7pm to 10pm to help kick off the weekend’s festivities. For more information contact Kathy at kathylife1 or juancarlos

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How to order wine like a pro By Sam Wylie-Harris, P. A. Wine expert and TV personality Joe Wadsack shares his thoughts on how to take the stress out of wine. Glancing over a wine list and thinking about which bottle to order, swirling a glass and noting the flavours as they come into play should be an enjoyable experience. But for some, it can be more awkward than agreeable. Indeed, according to a study by Californian wine brand Dark Horse, nearly three quarters of Brits are puzzled by wine lists in a bar or restaurant, and more than a third do not know what they're meant to be tasting for when a waiter asks them to try the wine. There is no need to be anxious though. Joe Wadsack has teamed up with Dark Horse to share his top 10 wine commandments to remember... 1. The wine glass DOES makes a difference "A thinner glass is much more attractive to drink from because it doesn't change the temperature of the wine while you drink it, and a slightly bigger bowl, tapered towards to the top, will cap-

ture the lovely aromas better and allow you to see and taste the wine more clearly." 2. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wine rack Build up your collection, and try not to be jealous of bottles other people have stashed away. "There is everything that you might need in the Dark Horse range from rich plush reds including Cabernet Sauvignon to crisp zesty whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, and an unusually crisp, refreshing rose." 3. Learn how to chill wine properly "Add a teaspoon of salt to a bucket half full of ice cubes before pouring cold water into it until the ice moves freely." 4. Don't be concerned about screw tops "Screw top wine bottlers are not lesser in quality, despite what you may have heard."

5. You don't need to open a bottle and let wine 'breathe'

8. Learn an easy wine and food pairing to impress guests

"Almost no air is going to get to the wine through that tiny narrow neck. Either pour into a decanter or a jug, or better still, just pour it into a big glass and leave it for a minute of two. It does exactly the same thing."

"Sauvignon Blanc is a great wine that can go with any tomato based dish. The tangy fresh green notes in the wine actually share molecules with those found in tomatoes, asparagus and capsicum."

6. Not all wine improves with age; it is a case of preference "The first thing to disappear in all wines when left in the cellar are the velvety juicy fruit flavours, so you might actually end up missing out." 7. Get the temperature of red wine right "Red wine should be served at slightly lower than room temperature, so you can smell the subtler aromas, and taste the chewy satisfying flavours in the wine. If it's too warm, especially in summer, the wine will taste too jammy, vapid and defuse."

9. New World wine is just as good as Old World wine "Recent research shows that people still feel that so-called Old World wines from

France and Spain are finer than New World wines from California and Australia, this isn't true. Spain's most famous red wine, Rioja, wasn't made until 50 years AFTER monks started to grow grapes in southern California." 10. Price doesn't guarantee quality "Wine becomes expensive when there isn't much of it about, and wine isn't better because it's made in smaller quantities. The top chateaux in Bordeaux charge hundreds of pounds for a single bottle, even though they make more than 100,000 bottles a year." Dark Horse (

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Middle Eastern recipes By Ella Walker, P. A. Fig and feta pide

Fig and feta pide

A sweet-savoury snack where figs are paramount. Ingredients: (Makes 6) For the dough: 300g flour 1tsp sugar 1tsp salt 1/2tsp freshly ground black pepper 1tbsp nigella seeds A pinch of cayenne pepper 15g dried active yeast 1tsp honey 150g yogurt For the filling: 100g feta 50g yogurt 1/2tsp dried oregano 1/2tsp sumac (you could substitute with zest of 1 lemon) For the toppings: 1 green chilli 3tbsp olive oil 6-8 figs (depending on size) 1 small bag of washed baby spinach Salt and freshly ground black pepper A few sprigs of fresh thyme or a pinch of dried oregano

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Ingredients 400g Chicken breast fillets 1 Large lemon, juiced 500ml Chicken stock Small glass of white wine 1 tbsp Chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp Corn flour Olive oil Method Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan and add the chicken fillet, fry each fillet on both sides until they are a light golden brown. Add the white wine and half of the lemon juice and simmer gently until nearly all the liquid has disappeared. Pour in the chicken stock and cover, bring to a simmer and allow to cook until the liquid has reduced by about half.

Remove the chicken from the pan and keep warm. Add the remaining lemon juice, with the chopped parsley and the corn flour mixed with a little cold water to the pan. Stir vigorously under a gentle heat until the sauce has thickened and poor over the cooked chicken. Serve immediately.

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from Honey & Co. At Home Method: 1. Place the flour, sugar, salt, black pepper, nigella seeds and cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl. Dissolve the yeast in 100ml of water and stir in the honey, then add this, along with the yogurt, to the dry ingredients. Knead together to form a nice, supple dough (you can use a mixer with a dough hook if you wish, but it is really easy to mix by hand). Cover the bowl with a cloth or cling film, set in a warm place and allow the dough to double in size. It will take about one hour in a warm room, slightly longer if it's cold. 2. Make the filling by crumbling the feta into a small bowl and mixing with the yogurt, oregano and sumac to create a paste. 3. For the topping, slice the green chilli into rounds, place in a small dish and cover with the olive oil. Cut the figs into four to five slices. 4. Once the dough has proved, divide it into six evenly-sized lumps. Roughly stretch each piece into an oval boat-shape measuring around 20cm long and 8cm wide. Put a tablespoon of the feta filling on each, spreading it over the centre. Add a handful of baby spinach, then slices of fig. Top with the chilli slices and the oil, using it all up. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with some leaves from the sprigs of thyme or dried oregano. 5. Pinch the sides of the dough up around the edges, then pinch each end of the oval into a point to create a pide boat. Leave to prove again and, while you are waiting, heat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/425°F/ gas mark 7. By the time the oven is up to temperature, the boats will be ready to pop in. Bake for 10-12 minutes until beautifully golden. Serve warm.

Hedgehog meatballs "These get their name from their spiky appearance, and everything you need to make this delicious Persian dish can be found in a local supermarket." Here's how they're done... Ingredients: (Makes 12-14 meatballs) For the meatballs: 400g minced beef 200g basmati rice, uncooked 2 onions, peeled (240g) 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 small bunch of parsley, top leafy part only (about 20g) 1 small bunch of mint, top leafy part only (about 20g) 1 small bunch of coriander, top leafy part only (about 20g) 1tsp ground coriander 1tsp ground turmeric, or grate 2cm fresh turmeric root 1tbsp salt A sprinkling of white pepper For the sauce: 3tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely diced (120g) 1 leek, thinly sliced and washed 1 garlic, peeled and crushed 1 green chilli, thinly sliced 4 celery sticks, thinly sliced 1tsp ground turmeric, or grate 2cm fresh turmeric root 2 dried Persian limes (or 3 wide strips of peel from 1 lemon) 2 bay leaves Juice of 1 lemon Method: 1. Place the minced beef and uncooked rice together in a large bowl. Use a food processor to blitz the onions, garlic and fresh herbs together to a paste (or you can chop everything by hand very finely) and add to the meat and rice along with the ground coriander, turmeric, salt and pepper. Mix together until fully combined and then divide into 12-14 balls, each about 80-90g. Cover and store in the fridge until you are ready to cook. 2. To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a shallow casserole that is large enough to contain all the meatballs in one layer. Add the onion, leek and garlic and cook on a medium heat until they soften, then add the chilli, celery, turmeric, Persian limes and bay leaves. Mix well and fry for five minutes,

stirring occasionally, then add one litre of boiling water. 3. Bring the mixture to the boil and carefully add the meatballs to the liquid. Bring back to the boil and cook uncovered for five minutes. Turn the meatballs over in the liquid, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Keep covered and cook for 30 minutes. Open the lid carefully, add the lemon juice, recover and cook for the final 10 minutes before serving. Sumac and vanilla shortbread Shortbread, but not as you know it. Serve with lots of tea... Ingredients: (Makes 24-28 shortbreads) 240g butter, at room temperature 120g icing sugar 360g plain flour 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out 1/2tsp flaky sea salt For the coating: 2tbsp sumac 2tbsp granulated sugar Method: 1. Use a food processor or an electric mixer with a paddle attachment to work the butter, icing sugar, flour, vanilla seeds and salt until the mixture just forms a ball of dough. It takes a while to come together, so don't lose faith. Once it has formed, turn the dough out onto the work surface. Divide into two pieces and shape each one into a log - I prefer to make it rectangular but it is tasty in any shape. 2. For the coating, mix the sumac and sugar on the work surface. Roll the log in the sumac-sugar to coat all over, then place in the fridge to set for at least one hour (or freeze it until you want to bake them). 3. Heat your oven to 190°C/170°C fan/375°F/gas mark 5. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Use a sharp knife to cut each log into 12-14 slices and place them flat on the trays. 4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden, then remove from the oven. Leave to cool on the tray before eating. Honey & Co. At Home: Middle-Eastern Recipes From Our Kitchen by Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, photography by Patricia Niven, is published by Pavilion Books Now available.

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Official opening of the pergola with members of HELP DAMA and Teulada Moraira Lions

The cutting of the ribbon

Local charities help purchase a new pergola for La Pedrera Hospital Back in 2017, Candy Wright from HELP of Denia and Marina Alta was approached by Lynn Clark whose husband Brian sadly passed away in October 2016 after spending six months in La Pedrera Hospital following a massive stroke. Lynn wanted to honour

Brian’s memory, so family and friends got together to raise money so that they could purchase a pergola so as to create a shaded area at the hospital for patients to use. Candy was happy to help organise with Lynn the project for the new pergola. HELP donated €3,000 and as Brian was a

member of Teulada Moraira Lions, the T.M. Lions felt it was a fitting tribute to a much loved local character who was a regular volunteer in 'The Lions' Den' charity shop in Moraira, and they were happy to donate €3,000 towards the costs as well. Dr Jaume Morera who is

Members of Teulada-Moraira Lions with Lynn Clark

Candy Wright and Dr Jaume Morera (La Pedrera Hospital Director)

the director of La Pedrera Hospital was happy to receive the pergola and was very pleased with the result. The official presentation of the pergola was on Wednesday, July 4. Family, friends, hospital staff and the two charities were in attendance to honour Brian’s memory and a

commemorative plaque was also put up. Lynn was very happy that they were able to do something for the hospital and have a lasting legacy for Brian. The new facility provides a lovely shaded seating area for patients, staff and visitors of the hospital.

The commemorative plaque

Candy Wright (President HELP DAMA), Lynn Clark and Laura Hilstead (President of Teulada Moraira Lions)

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David and Tim, a colleague from US, at a dig site in Israel

U3A Vall del Pop: Egyptology returns We are delighted to announce that David Rohl – our resident Egyptologist – is re-commencing his lecture series on Pharaonic Egypt and the rest of the Ancient World this coming September in Jalon. The meetings will begin after the summer break on the first Monday of the month, starting at 11.00 am and finishing around 12.30 pm. The venue is as before – the lecture room in Jalon Town Hall (entrance through the glass doors just beyond the main door into reception). So here are the dates for your diary: Monday, September 3, Monday, October 1 and Monday, November 5. There will be no lecture in December because David and Ditas will be away on another Viking Mediterranean cruise, where David is guest lecturing. It’s a hard life! David is continuing with his lectures for Moraira U3A in the Salon des Actos on the third Monday of the month, so people who live on the coast may wish to attend those meetings rather than travelling to Jalon (though they are more than welcome to come also to Jalon), whilst we Valley folk will have him to

ourselves every first Monday. There will, however, be one change to how things worked in the past. Because of the costs involved in preparing the lectures (including the upkeep of equipment, paying for photo usage rights, travel and research, etc.), we have decided to ask for a small charge of €2 as an entrance fee. The payment will include your coffee/tea and biscuits. This was approved at the last meeting of the U3A Vall del Pop Committee. A lot of people have expressed their delight that Egyptology is returning to Jalon, and David is looking forward to seeing you all again – hopefully along with a few new faces – at the September lecture. By Lorraine Bellamy. 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, whose members hold their General Meeting on the first Thursday of each month at the Centre Polivalent in Murla, and have a diverse range of groups for the interest of the members.

David Rohl giving an after dinner talk during our Search for the Holy Grail

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Boho is back - here's how to get it right this time around By Katie Wright, P. A. The Noughties trend is having a resurgence. Katie Wright rounds up the best boho buys to shop now. Cast your mind back to the mid-Noughties. Avril Lavigne was tearing up the pop charts, teens were glued to The O.C. and the fashion world was ob-

sessed with one person in particular. Sienna Miller emerged seemingly out of nowhere, her relationship with Jude Law at the time landing her in the tabloids on an almost daily basis, and her bohemian style landing her on the cover of Vogue in December 2004. The actor and former model's aesthetic was characterised by gypsy skirts (a maxi skirt pulled up and worn as a dress was Miller's signature look), peasant blouses, slouchy leather bags and wide belts slung low on the hips. The 'boho chic' look was copied endlessly by the high street and became the overriding style of the era - but it soon fell out of favour, as massive trends are often wont to do. But now, more than a decade on, boho is firmly back on the fashion map, and we're not disappointed at all. After seasons of minimalist athleisure and Nineties dominance, it's great to see unabashedly intricate and pretty clothing back in the shops, plus

the dreamy hippy look is perfectly timed for summer. That doesn't mean this is a total rehash of Ms Miller's greatest hits, however. Your key buys now include a statement dress inspired by the Chloe SS18 collection, and an embroidered cotton blouse with puff sleeves and tassel ties. In fact, it's categorically impossible to have too many tassels when it comes to boho 2.0. And while the Noughties was all about black, white and beige, now saturated brights and icecream pastels come to the fore. The trophy jacket is another essential component. Boxy, cropped and covered in embroidery, this hardworking piece will give denim a new lease of life and can be dressed up or down. Accessorise with a straw bag (mini or maxi) and sandals (tasselled, of course) and you're all set.

Ready to shop? These are the best boho buys on the high street right now... Biba yellow embroidered boho dress, from House of Fraser. Red Herring lilac striped embroidered cotton bardot neck short sleeve midi dress, Faith Silver patent Christine High block heel court shoes, Debenhams. Oliver Bonas Retreat embroidered striped blouse. Point Asymmetric tie blue culottes. Matalan embroidered bell sleeve boho blouse. Monsoon Tabatha embroidered jacket. Matalan Falmer Festival embroidered cropped jacket. Joe Browns truly retro tassel straw basket bag, currently Swimwear365 New Look black tassel stripe straw bucket bag. Office Spicy- trim ankle strap toe post sandals. Glamorous Blue multi coloured tassel sandals.

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Five hacks to help ease chafing this summer By Prudence Wade, P. A. These are all things you can try at home, without having to spend lots of money on products. Summer is full of amazing things, like actual warmth on your skin and the excuse to drink in the daytime, but it's not without its perils. For many of us, the main drawback of this time of year is chafing - that highly irritating and painful phenomenon of skin rubbing against clothing or other skin. Chub rub (as it's delightfully known) can happen anywhere on the body, but as summer heats up, it's our thighs that really bear the brunt. Even though the curvier amongst us tend to experience worse chafing, it can happen to anyone - including those who are into their sunshine exercise. So, how can you get rid of chafing - or at least minimise it? Here are some easy hacks you can try if the summer sun is getting the better of you. 1. Anti-chafing bands Chafing is caused by friction, so you can minimise this by preventing the skin from rubbing. Anti-chafing bands are hugely popular, because they're inconspicuous bits of material you circle around the tops of your thighs, preventing the skin from touching. Unfortunately, these bands aren't a particularly well-kept secret and have sold out in places like Pretty Little Thing. Never fear, though, because you can actually make your own get crafty by cutting up

some tights or even wear cycling shorts underneath your favourite summer dress, and you're good to go. 2. Lip balm Wait, did you think that lip balm was only meant to go on your face? In fact, it's multi-functional - not to mention cheap. If you apply lip balm or Vaseline on the areas that are most likely to chafe, it will make the skin slick and slippery, and stop it from rubbing against skin or clothes. 3. Roll-on deodorant Using deodorant to prevent chafing is one of those old wives' tales that has been circulating Twitter for years, but it really seems to work (plus, it has celeb endorsement from the likes of Amy Schumer). If you roll antiperspirant on the top of your thighs, it will stop them from sweating so much. As we all know, more sweat = more chafing, so the deodorant will help ease this. 4. Talcum powder Talcum powder works in a similar way to deodorant, but instead of preventing sweat, it serves to soak it all up. Just beware of applying too much baby powder to your legs - you don't want to look like you're leaving a trail of dandruff behind you as you leave the house... 5. Watch what you wear If you've ever tried exercising in the heat, you'll know that this is a total danger zone for

chafing. It might seem unavoidable, but try and minimise chub rub as much as possible by wearing exercise gear that's moisture wicking and fits close to the skin. Even if you're not working out, it's also worth putting a bit more thought into what you're wearing. Small changes can make a big difference - such as swapping out your normal undies for seamless underwear, meaning you won't rub up against the seams any more.

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Superfood mushrooms and their amazing health benefits By Liz Connor, P. A. Thrown into a stir-fry or taken as a supplement, these lesserknown fungi varieties have some potent health benefits, says Liz Connor. Cultures around the world have been harnessing the healing powers of the humble mushroom for thousands of years. They have long been a staple of traditional Chinese medicine, while the pharaohs of Egypt prized mushrooms so highly they decreed only royalty could eat them. Nobody knows how many

types of fleshy fungi exist in nature - there are about 10,000 described species, but mycologists suspect that this is only a fraction of what is out there. Whether sprinkled on pizza or diced into a Bolognese, these fungal organisms are a pretty common part of our western diet, but while you might be au fait with the likes of Portabello, Shiitaki and Chanterelle, there are plenty of medicinal varieties that you perhaps haven't yet heard of. Here, we have picked out four superfood mushrooms being hailed as quiet achievers in the health and supplement industry that any health buff worth their kale smoothie should really know about. 1. Lion's Mane This hairy mushroom gets its peculiar name from its appearance, which bears a resemblance to (yep, you guessed it) a lion's bushy mane. This bearded shroom grows on broad-leaf trees in temperate areas of North America, Europe, and Asia, although it is rare to find in the wild. So what magical properties does it possesses? "Studies have shown that Lion's Mane mushrooms can help to improve cognitive function and ease symptoms of anxiety and depression," says Emily Hedgman, a spokesperson from Link Nutrition ( In addition to helping enhance brain function, Hedgman explains that Lion's Mane can also help to support the heart and circulatory system, improve digestive health and reduce inflammation. 2. Chaga The Chaga mushroom has been slowly gaining popularity in the west for its broad range of life-boosting benefits. It's been used for

hundreds of years in Siberia and Asia, where they cut or grind dried Chaga and steep it in hot water, releasing its bioactive compounds into a mild tea. These hardy mushrooms mainly grow on the outside of birch trees in colder climates and have a lumpy exterior that makes them look similar to a piece of charcoal. "Chaga mushrooms are most impressive for their high antioxidant

content whilst also being high in fibre and naturally occurring beta-glucans," says Hedgman. "According to a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, Chaga extract may also be able to prevent liver cancer cell growth - although more research needs to be done." 3. Reishi This flat fan-shaped mushroom, also known as 'King of the Mushrooms', has been utilised for more than two thousand years in Asia, where its effects were so powerful, it was thought by some to grant immortality. "Reishi, which is considered to be an adaptogen, is strongly anti-inflammatory and has uses tied to longevity, better immune function, and mental clarity," says Hedgeman. Adaptogens, if you have not already heard, help us to deal with the negative effects of stress, such as depleted energy le-

vels and various types of hormonal imbalances. 4. Cordyceps "Cordyceps is an antiageing, energy-boosting mushroom found in the Himalayas, that many experts claim can boost aerobic capacity

and improve stamina," says Hedgman. These impressive mushrooms are known for their natural ability to fight free radicals, infections, and inflammation. "Cordyceps have also

been used for centuries to reduce symptoms of respiratory disorders, coughs, colds, liver damage and more," she adds. If you do not fancy popping them in supplement

form, Cordyceps have a mild flavour and can be stirred into a variety of dishes including soups, stir-fries and casseroles. Get creative in the kitchen - both your body and your mind will thank you.

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Carbon monoxide poisoning Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no smell or taste. Breathing it in may make you unwell, but it can kill if you're exposed to high levels. Every year there are around 25 deaths from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in England and Wales. When carbon monoxide is breathed in, it enters the bloodstream and mixes with haemoglobin to form carboxyhaemoglobin. When this happens, the blood is no longer able to carry oxygen, and this lack of oxygen causes the body’s cells and tissue to fail and die. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning aren't always obvious, particularly during low-level exposure. The most common symptom is a tension headache. Other symptoms: 쐽Dizziness 쐽Nausea and vomiting 쐽Tiredness and confusion 쐽Stomach pain 쐽Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing The symptoms of exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide can be similar to those of food poisoning and flu. Long-term exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide can also lead to neurological symptoms, such as difficulty thinking or concen-

trating and frequent emotional changes. Breathing in high levels of carbon monoxide gas can cause more severe symptoms. These may include: 쐽 Impaired mental state and personality changes 쐽 Vertigo – the feeling that you or the environment around you is spinning 쐽 Ataxia – loss of physical co-ordination caused by underlying damage to the brain and nervous system 쐽 Breathlessness and a fast pulse 쐽 Chest pain 쐽 Seizures 쐽 Loss of consciousness – in cases where there are very high levels of carbon monoxide, death may occur within minutes What causes carbon monoxide to leak? Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels such as gas, oil, coal and wood don't burn fully. Incorrectly installed, poorly maintained or poorly ventilated household appliances – such as cookers, heaters and central heating boilers – are the most common causes of accidental exposure to carbon monoxide.

Blocked flues and chimneys can stop carbon monoxide escaping, allowing it to reach dangerous levels or burning fuel in an enclosed space such as a garage or kitchen. Treatment Seek medical advice if you think you've been exposed to low levels of carbon monoxide. Go immediately to your local A&E dept. if you think you've been exposed to high levels. A blood test will confirm the amount of carboxyhaemoglobin in your blood. A level of 30% indicates severe exposure. It is treated by giving 100% oxygen via a mask. Your house will also need to be checked for safety before anyone returns. Recovery The length of time it takes to recover from carbon monoxide poisoning will depend on how much carbon monoxide you've been exposed to and how long you've been exposed to it. The safest thing to do is to have a carbon monoxide monitor fitted in your home.

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Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues Across 1/13 Dessert order is perfect, but not in bed! (5,3) 4 Changes Pat's ad about (6) 9 After the exam, ate with a will (7) 10 An outstanding feature of the Church (5) 11 Speak harshly when 14 is around (4) 12 There's something heavenly in what's chewed, but you don't chew it! (7) 13 See 1 14 Box made from a piece of wood (4) 16 The garden is situated in the kingdom of Sweden (4) 18 Prohibition? Certainly not here! (3) 20 Make a card game using a broken pencil and love (7) 21 Assist in translating a letter from Greece (4) 24 Seaman has current line in calculators (5) 25 One lagging behind in movie advertising (7)

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26 Female relations indicate direction that is taken by engineers (6) 27 Ostentatious, but only for a very short time (5) Down 1 Grow weary at first, but get up anyway (6) 2 Positions mentioned in despatches (5) 3 The sauce is twice what he needs (4) 5 Diana's little bloomer causes a catastrophe (8) 6/13 Military exercise which may be beneficial to an independent doctor (7,8) 7 Rather sordid on the quiet, but quite quick (6) 8 Write to the church for money (5) 13 See 6 15 Nip up North on a top-class boat (7) 17 Minor injury results when painter takes a short drive out (6) 18 Beats up some supporters (5) 19 Top name gains award, formal of course (6) 22 She and Donna could be dangerous together (5) 23 A little lower? (4) Regular clues Across 1/13 Fruit pudding with a crust (5,3) 4 Becomes accustomed (6) 9 Will maker (7) 10 Tall tapering tower (5) 11 Scrape (4) 12 Mixture of milk and eggs (7) 13 See 1 14 Exchange blows (4) 16 Heavenly garden (4) 18 Saloon (3) 20 Card game (7) 21 Help (4) 24 Calculating machines (5) 25 Preview (7) 26 Kinswomen (6) 27 Pass quickly (5)

Down 1 Clothing (6) 2 Poles (5) 3 Old Testament character (4) 5 Tragedy (8) 6/13 Self-employed doctor/lawyer (7,8) 7 Quick (6) 8 Money (5) 13 See 6 15 Ship's boat (7) 17 Wrench (6) 18 Straps (5) 19 Stiffness of manner (6) 22 Girl's name (5) 23 Young cow (4)

Spanish-English crossword

Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across 1 Escalera (6) 4 Asientos (5) 8 Carreteras (5) 9 Sabor (7) 10 Hoguera (7) 11 Camas (4) 12 Rata (3) 14 Aturdir (4) 15 Tener (4) 18 Mar (3) 21 Perezoso (4) 23 Raro (7) 25 Col (7) 26 Ocho (5) 27 Sacudir (5) 28 Energía (6)

Down 1 Arbustos (6) 2 En contra de (7) 3 Rusos (8) 4 Cicatriz (4) 5 Arriba (5) 6 Tensión (6) 7 Después de (5) 13 Trece (8) 16 Vinagre (7) 17 Relojes (6) 19 Cenizas (5) 20 Suavemente (6) 22 Cebra (5) 24 Jaula (4)

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30 Puzzle Answers

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Pets in Spain

Kiara is a beautiful pure German Shepherd looking for a new home. She is 1year old, is chipped and has received all her vaccinations. Kiara is great with other dogs, cats and children and will suit any family environment. Call: 645 469 253,

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Denia Cat Protection League Aldea Felina, http:// Many new, playful and cuddly kittens have arrived at the shelter. Like the little AMINI 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 Amini or any of our other cats, the shelter is open every Sunday 10am – 12pm or please call Luisa for an appointment 648 100 629.

VINCE – Our ambassador Podenco, Vince came to us at Akira in a very bad state, physically and mentally. He was very frightened. It was clear he had been hit regularly but the veterinary clinic and shelter staff nursed him back to health and gained his confidence. Vince is now our longest staying resident and is a great ambassador for his breed - a noble, calm, laid back boy, who asks no more than a walk at your pace and a little bit of fuss. Vince is a great favourite with our volunteers. He is two years old, neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and tested free from Mediterranean diseases. To foster, home trial or adopt Vince, phone Akira Shelter on 657 689 567 or email All our foster dogs have their food and any future veterinary bills paid for by Akira so it costs you nothing to foster and you get a lot of love, loyalty and laughter.

LUCKY is approx 10-12 weeks old, and is a female grey/white, kitten and very friendly. Loves people and fine with other cats. Has been treated for internal and external parasites and is ready for rehoming. Very clean and litter trained. Please telephone 600 845 420.



This beautiful dog is POLLITO. He arrived at the shelter together with Guszi another dog with a sad history. Pollito is a Podenco cross and is approximately four years old. He is a sweet, affectionate boy but has only three legs. He was shot in the leg by a hunter and because of this he lost the leg. In spite of this, he leads a completely normal

AKIRA Animal Shelter

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life and is a great character who would give you lots of love. He is good with other dogs but not with cats. To meet him and his small female friend. Guszi, phone Akira: 657 689 567 or email FB Akira Benissa Dog Sanctuary. Come and hear their stories and those of our other residents.

Orlando and Liam were found outside our gates on the side of the road with their brothers and sisters. They were bottled fed from 3 days old. Orlando and Liam have very playful and inquisitive natures. They just love being around people and just want to please. They are both friendly and get on well with both people and other dogs. Both boys are micro-chipped and vaccinated. To arrange to meet the brothers, please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

A.R.C. Jalón MABLE – This gorgeous little girl is 10 weeks old and needs her forever home. She is good with other cats and dogs and very playful. Please contact ARC if you can foster or adopt her. No adoption fee but a donation is much appreciated. Also, many other dogs, cats and kittens needing homes. Food and donations also urgently needed and can be left at ARC’s charity shop on Carrer Valencia 1, Jalon between 10 am & 1.30 pm Monday to Saturday. Contact Sally on 625 985

APASA 689 or Jayne on 649 310 28. Email or see Facebook Jalon Valley ARC Website: Charity Reg No CV-01054107-A.

Female, Shelter since 18.10.2011, Podenco, DOB 15.10.2010 – 50 cm POES must have lived in a home. She is used to people and very social. Poes has a strange build. Her legs are a bit shorter and she walks in a funny way. But all that makes her what she is: very charming, loving and playful. For more information call 618 754 635.

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Howard Hughes breakfast Not long ago, a colleague of mine offered the opinion that I was exhibiting some signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD in some of my daily habits. I disagreed with him because I had already done a bit of research on the subject some years ago and stumbled across some information on a real sufferer of OCD, the late Howard Hughes. If you don’t remember, he was a 1940’s billionaire who took first prize for having eating peculiarities because of germs. Also, his obsession with germs made him into an eccentric and reclusive hermit with long, dirty hair and foot long fingernails because he was afraid that hair and nail clippers had germs on them. I do have a few eccentricities but they certainly can’t be considered OCD symptoms. I share a fear of germs with Howard but not to the extent that I won’t get my hair cut. But still, I believe in the old adage of ‘better safe than sorry’. For example, we just purchased a new coffeepot and I spent much of the morning sterilising it, much to the consternation of my wife, Susie. “You’re going to wear that thing out before we get any coffee from it.” She said. I went through the process of bleaching coffeepot parts and running boiling water through the device multiple times because I couldn’t get past the fact that this device, like every other small kitchen appliance, had been made in Southeast Asia. I’m sure you have read the stories about the lack of consciousness in this region when it comes to sanitisation. I could just picture the end of an assembly line and a hair-net clad person coughing bird flu germs into the plastic bag being wrapped around my coffeepot; this had me thinking maybe I should add some Lysol to the sanitising process. By the time I had finished my disinfecting chores, I looked up and it was already after ten o’clock in the morning. This meant no healthy breakfast of cereal and whole grain rye toast. Ten o’clock in the morning has for many years, been the absolute cutoff time for having breakfast. (Note 1). I was disappointed; I had been looking forward to my morning cereal because I had spent most of the previous morning rearranging the berries in a new box of Special K cereal to suit the way I like them. I don’t know what it is about cereal companies but the packaging of their product leaves a lot to be desired. I first noticed several years ago that when you get a new box of fruit filled cereal, most of the berries are on the top with just a few having settled in the flakes. I don’t like my cereal to arrive that way; I want the berries evenly interspersed throughout the box. However, I suspect that during the package filling process, the Kellogg’s’ folks dump in the special rice and wheat flakes and then, as sure as God made little green apples, the last thing to go in is the dried strawberries. This means that when you open the box and fill your bowl, you get a disproportionate amount of berries. By the time you get to the bottom of the box, all the berries have been long gone. Whether Kellogg’s know it or not, this process might be efficient for them, but it creates all kinds of havoc for me. When we get a new box of cereal, I have to open the container, carefully open the plastic sack

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(usually a two- inch hole will do) and dump the contents on the table. I then mix the berries in thoroughly with the flakes and put the randomised mixture back in the sack. Three folds of the sack top, a clothespin to hold it snugly and a quick slide of the package back in the box and I’m done. It’s quite satisfying but also time consuming. I guess I should write to the company and complain. You know, I thought as I put the cereal box away, we met this couple from Battle Creek, Michigan in Arizona last year. I wondered if either of them worked at Kellogg’s. I could complain to them if I could remember their names. I yelled at Susie, who was reading the newspaper in the living room. “Susie, do you remember the names of those people from Michigan we met last year?” “We’ve met dozens of people from Michigan.” ”I know, but these people were from Battle Creek, I think.” “What difference does that make?” I hesitated a minute. Susie doesn’t always appreciate the trouble I go to for her. “I wanted to talk to them about their cereal.” I finally said reluctantly. “Their cereal??” she asked, her voice rising. “Are you messing with those dried strawberries again?” “No.” I lied and dropped the subject. Of course, there’s always the possibility that the cereal isn’t even made in Michigan anymore. It might be made in China for all I know. My God, maybe I should pour boiling water on my Special K flakes but that would really make them soggy. Maybe just heating the box would do the trick. “Susie, do you think I could sterilise my cereal with the microwave?” “I don’t know, Howard. Why don’t you try it?” Howard?? Wait a minute. Why is she calling me Howard? G2 notes: Note 1: I didn’t just make up a rule like that, either. The rule sort of evolved during my working years from the countless number of times that I showed up at the McDonald’s service counter at 10:01 am and tried to order an egg Mcmuffin with a serving of those little hash rounds only to get a look of derision from the normally pleasant server wearing the McDonald’s cap. “Sorry, Sir. We stop serving breakfast at ten. The moose out front should have told you.” I know. I know. McDonald’s shocked the culinary world back on October 6, 2015 when it began offering all day breakfast but as Bruce Willis once said, old habits die hard.

Saturday, July 14 The final episode of the second season of this likeable Irish comedy drama sees Aisling (Seana Kerslake) at something of a crossroads, torn between Joe and Danielle (Nika McGuigan). To make life more difficult, Ryan is still on the scene - but not for long after she rebuffs his attempts to kiss and make up. Joe tries to make Aisling see sense about him, but her efforts to discuss matters with him end in disaster - it seems he's already moved on. Later, Aisling, Danielle and Rachel head to Coppers for an evening of drink and gossip, with Rachel on the end of a 'life lessons' lecture - although it isn't her who's drunk and locked out of their home at the end of the night... Will Aisling find the strength to pull the strands of her messy life back together?

The Voice Kids (ITV, 8pm) Saturday, 14/7/2018 New series. Emma Willis returns with the junior version of the singing talent contest, giving youngsters between the ages of seven and 14 a chance to achieve stardom. The Voice UK's returns as one of the three coaches, with McFly's Danny Jones and pop star Pixie Lott occupying the other two spinning red chairs. Up for grabs this time is a £30,000 prize to contribute to the winning child's musical education, along with a family holiday to Disneyland Paris.

Unforgotten (ITV, 9pm) Sunday, 15/7/2018 The cold-case drama starring the always superb Nicola Walker alongside a successfully cast-against-type Sanjeev Bhaskar as detectives Cassie and Sunny returns for a most welcome third series (the previous two are available on the ITV Hub if you need to catch up). Once again written by Chris Lang, this new six-parter follows the pair as they are called upon to identify human remains found buried in the central reservation on a stretch of the M1. It's not long before four old school friends (guest stars James Fleet, Alex Jennings, Kevin McNally and Neil Morrissey) are in the frame, and long-held secrets begin to emerge - testing the quartet's relationships to the limit...

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Employment WE ARE LOOKING for an experienced direct sales person for a construction company. Must have own car, be computer literate, have a good knowledge of the Costa Blanca area and be used to dealing with clients in their homes. Good long term prospects for the right applicant. In the first instance please forward your c.v. to Box no 3163

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Business opportunities EMBROIDERY BUSINESS for sale, easily run from home on a full or part time basis. email. info@cos INVESTOR GROUP beautiful homes from people. Tel. 642 980 917

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JAVEA -LOVELY APARTMENT located in the very center of the old town, and near local beaches. Consists of, Hall, Living/Dining room + outside balcony & views of the main street of the village, Family bathroom with shower, completely fitted kitchen + pantry+ small interior gallery, single bedroom with fitted wardrobes & large dble bedroom. Wooden windows, porcelain stoneware & solid wood interior doors. This property is a unique opportunity to live in the desired old town of Javea with all its shops & pedestrian streets that give a special charm to this town. A really wonderful location. Ref-1067.- 100.000 € Tel: 609 211 710 ALCOY. 37.000 €. BARGAIN. Apartment with 4 bedrooms, very sunny, partly furnished, privileged area. Tel 667 237 203

Properties under 175.000€ BENIGEMBLA - JALON VALLEY. Apartment on lovely mini-complex with communal pool & terraces. South facing, located on the second floor of the building. Consists of: Living/dining room + exterior balcony great views of the mountains, American open kitchen, dble bedroom + build-in wardrobes, family bathroom & master bedroom + fitted wardrobes. Double glazed windows, wooden doors, pre-inst of hot/cold A/C, quality floor tiles, private parking space & a fantastic communal pool with nice terrace. This property is ideal as an investment to rent it out during the summer or to use as a permanent home. Ref-1069. 65.000€ Tel: 609 211 710,

BENIDORM, NEAR BULL RING, 1 bedroomed apartment, 2nd floor, lift, separate kitchen, glazed in terrace. Pool, garden, tennis court. 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. inmueble/38733934/

PLAYA FLAMENCA. Corner house, 3 bed, 2 baths, furn., terrace, solarium with sea views, offroad parking, 2 com. pools, central. 129.900€ 콯 966 773 985 - 616 939 326- SPACIOUS IMMACULATE CORNER townhouse at foot of Oliva castle hill. Entrance hall, lounge/diner, fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, enormous roof terrace with sea and mountain views, summer kitchen. Small garage. 4km to beach, easy walk to town centre. Photos available. €125,000 Tel: 628303443

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:

Properties from 175.000€ DETACHED VILLA, 3 bed, 2 baths, sep, studio annex, lge garage, pool, 399,500€ Tel 680 326 337. LAND HOUSE CATRAL away fro the stress of the coast. wall all around 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 terraces 2000 m2, palm trees & jacuzzi. Price 260.000 € Tel. 607 763 034

Properties over 400.000€ JAVEA - 253M2 TOWNHOUSE Beautifully renovated & located in the center of the old town. Consists of: Grd flr - Attractive hall & storage room. 1st Flr:- Entrance area. Spacious bright room +balconies overlooking pedestrian main street. Courtesy wc. Large fully equipped kitchen + quality appliances, A/C, American Bar + table for daily eating, quality finishing’s ie: doors, work surfaces & tiling of a rustic style. Storage-room + washing machine & interior patio + access to top floor terrace 2nd Flr: 1 large bright dble principal bedroom, built-in wardrobes, a/c unit & attractive dressing table. Bathroom + large shower & 1 large dble bedroom + access to terrace. 3rd Flr: 2 spacious bedrooms + fitted wardrobes. Beams bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Feature staircase, C/H on all floors. Dble glazing Too many extras to quote. Original Tosca stone decorations. Tosca stone façade finishings. Lots of natural light, facing south. Excellent opportunity to acquire a property with real charm in one of the most exclusive areas of Javea.~Ref-1078 550.000€ Tel: 609 211 710-

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

Long term let SEAFRONT TORRES BEACH, Villajoyosa. Modern apartment with panoramic sea views. 3 beds, 2 bathrooms, beautiful modern complex with huge pools, quiet area. Only 10 minutes to Benidorm and shopping centres. Available for winter rental from September. Please Email for details & photos. LA NUCIA, STUIDO adjoining to villa, shared garden, near all amenities, car needed. 280€ pm. Must like animals. Pets welcome. Tel: 667 068 523 after 16 hours

Short term let 500 YEAR OLD BEAMED Finca in Beautiful Valley in Jesus Pobre, Denia/Javea area. DOGS ARE VERY WELCOME. +44 1865 512 922 or 07808 181779

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


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