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Global giant hit by fine for illegal letting A bid by internet letting platform Airbnb to escape a €30,000 fine imposed by the Valencia regional government has been thrown out by the courts. Regional secretary for tourism, Francesc Colomer explained that Airbnb Mar-

keting Services had asked the court for administrative appeals to annul their sanction for ‘advertising and commercialising tourist apartments via the internet, without showing the necessary registry number for the property’.

“Once again the courts have ruled in favour of our capacity to fine those who do not comply with the law,” stated Sr Colomer. Full story in this week’s Costa Blanca News – in the shops on Thursday due to the bank holiday on Friday.

The 33-year-old Scotsman who had been remanded in custody following the death of a compatriot in Benidorm on March 12 has been released on charges and without bail pending a final court hearing. He was allowed to leave Spain but must appear at the consulate every 15 days. Full report in Costa Blanca News on Friday

Early for Easter

Cartagena hosted the first Easter procession in Spain early on Friday morning with their Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Pain) parade. The participants set out at 03.30 and despite this early

hour, there were still crowds of people on the streets to watch. For a complete guide to Easter in Alicante province and Murcia see Costa Blanca News – in the shops on Thursday this week.

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Now hotel will bring jobs The building works of the new hotel at Estrella de Mar-Los Urritias are planned to be completed before the summer, Cartagena mayoress Ana Belén Castejón announced during a visit to the site. Sra Castejón said that 70% of the building works have been finished and that about 100 people are planned to be recruited to work in the new hotel, which could open in July.

The Perla de Levante hotel stands near the Parque del Turista and the seafront and it will have 150 rooms. It will focus on international tourists interested in practising water sports throughout the year. Sra Castejón pointed out that she expected the hotel would boost the local economy of the village and bring it back to life especially in the wintertime.

First fines for illegal parking in new 'residents' zone' Benidorm local police have issued the first fines for vehicles parked illegally in the new 'orange' car parking zones in Colonia Madrid district - off Avenida Beniardá. Car can only park in these zones if they have an orange 'residente' badge - which they can pick up proving they live in the area from the council offices located on Avenida Beniardá. The new zones were marked at the beginning of April and until last week, illegally parked cars were issued with a warning note however since April 8, fines are being imposed. Over the first week, around 40 vehicles were fined €70 on streets going from Calle Limones to the Tram station.

dents-only parking area, but nothing in between. Futhermore, the residents' parking bays are not painted in orange (as occurs in other towns that have this service or in the 'blue zones') but only with a continuous white line. Motorist say this road marking makes it hard to distinguish between regular parking spaces and the new resident zones. The new residents' zone

was last week extended to streets in the Rincón de Loix district and, after a few weeks of warnings to nonorange-badge vehicles, fines will be imposed. Similar 'teething' problems are expected in that area - especially as hoards of tourists arrive over Easter mainly in their own vehicles from other parts of Spain and will be completely unaware of the new system.

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Arrests for alleged sexual abuse Three men aged 81, 79 and 61 have been arrested in Murcia city by the National Police following allegations of serious sexual abuses at their homes involving teenage girls. Two of the men offered the girls a job as house assistants and carers and they allegedly sexually as-

saulted the girls. The third man offered them cash, presents and meals in restaurants if they came with him to his house or got into his car. The girls were taken to an isolated area, where they voluntarily had sex with him. A National Police spo-

keswoman noted that the girls came from humble families, but they took luxury mobiles to school. The investigation was started when the National Police unit for youths was told about a property owned by an elderly man, which young girls were seen entering.

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Dog owners warned of spiked sausages An animal charity has warned dog owners to take extreme care in Calpe, after sausages containing nails were found in two separate locations. The Protectora de Animales Adopta Bernia-Benissa advised that the potentially fatal traps had been found by a member of the public in a car park behind the Hotel Bahia Calpe and in the area of Azorin. As the two areas are quite far apart, it can only be assumed that more sausages have been placed around the town. Utmost caution is advised, as is keeping dogs on leads and being aware of what they are sniffing. Any updates on this warning will appear in Costa Blanca News on Friday.

Giving youngsters the knowledge The Romualdo Ballester primary school in Torrevieja was the scene of a three-day emergency services exercise last week. A town hall spokesman explained that the school board and parents association had asked for the training to teach the pupils how to act in emergency

situations. Officers from the local police, National Police, Guardia Civil, regional police, ProtecciĂłn Civil and the fire service took part in the courses. The youngsters were taught basic procedures such as how to use the 112 emergency hotline, how to

help a person with symptoms of drowning and how to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Councillor for security Javier Manzanares said that the Romualdo Ballester was the first primary school to benefit from the training and they hope to be able to roll it out to other centres.

Farmers join huge orange demo Farmers, distributors and co-op workers have not given up the fight to save the region's orange industry - buses were thrown on from all over the three provinces to Sunday's protest in Valencia. Around 4,000 campaigners from 100 or so towns and villages hit the streets, a high number of whom were from La Safor, especially Oliva and Simat de la Valldigna. The peaceful demonstration involved a march from the main North Station to the government offices on the central C/ ColĂłn, taking a diversion through the city hall square. Nearly every town hall building in La

Safor now bears a banner reading 'Dignity for our landworkers', 'In defence of Valencian oranges', or similar slogans to drive the message home. Spanish oranges, which nearly all come from the Valencia region and Catalunya, are under threat after the European Union opened up favourable trading conditions with South Africa allowing them to sell their fruit in the bloc. This coals-to-Newcastle situation means the local market may become flooded with imported oranges undercutting home producers on price.

Relatives accused of beating OAP A physically disabled man was rescued from his home in Orihuela by the local police after having being brutally beaten by his niece and her husband, who had been granted custody of the man. The man managed to phone the 112 emergency hotline after the attack and ask for help, after the abusers had left the property. The man told the local police officers that he had refused to grant them access to his bank accounts, because he suspected his niece and her husband would misuse the funds,

and they had beaten him. The couple were arrested and charged with a crime of domestic abuse and the victim was taken to Vega Baja hospital by ambulance to be treated for his injuries. The local department for social services has been granted custody of the man.

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Medical cover at holiday hotspots Medical expertise is on hand when the crowds head for the Marina Alta beaches of Jávea and Calpe over the Easter holidays and May long-weekend break. The clinics are run by staff from Dénia Hospital and the region’s department of health; providing care over a period when visitors from across Spain and from abroad traditionally arrive on the coast in huge numbers. The Jávea clinic is in Avenida de Paris; just a stone’s throw away from the sand. The Calpe facility is located at Avenida Juan Carlos I, 3, near the beach of Fossa de Calp.

And both facilities are now open every day until Saturday, April 27 and again at the ‘bridge’ weekend of Wednesday, May 1 to Saturday, May 4, between 10.00 and 18.00. Both clinics will be staffed by a doctor, nurse and support colleagues – the medical teams return to both towns for the high season. Outside these times, medical emergencies will be handled by the health centres located in Plaza de la Constitucion, Jávea, and Avenida Conde Altea, Calpe. European holidaymakers can be seen by the medical teams using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Call for councillor to stand down Orihuela councillor Antonio Zapata has asked councillor Pepa Ferrando to resign at the next full council meeting and comply with the court judgment banning her from public office for three years. Sra Ferrando admitted she had divided up the contracts for the international tourism exhibition Fitur from 2008 to 2011, when she was local councillor for tourism with the Partido Popular. The aim was to dodge the administrative tender pro-

cedure and hand the services directly to a company related to the party. “Sra Ferrando does not de-

serve to be a representative of the residents and she must resign and apologise,” said Sr Zapata.

Help to replace air con Residents registered in Murcia region can apply until August 7 for grants to replace their old airconditioning units for low-energy ones – those awarded A or A+. The grants cannot exceed 75% of the price

of the devices and are related to the power they require. Further information and application forms are available on bdnstrans/GE/es/convocatoria/447929

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Axe-man threatens Dénia family A terrified Dénia family described how an axe-man smashed his way into their house and threatened to kill them, before fleeing the scene when he saw the police were in the area. One of the occupants had worked with the suspect some time ago on a one-off job, and the attack is thought to be linked to this. The accused broke the glass and window frame to gain entry, using an axe and a pick, before forcing his way in and saying he was going to murder his former workmate. By the time he had got inside, however, the would-be victim had called the National Police 091 hotline and detectives were on their way. When officers turned up, the 60-

year-old Spaniard fled and threw his weapons under a parked car, but police set off in pursuit and caught him within minutes. The weapons were seized, but the attacker was later released.

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New Microsoft scam warning Crooks are once again out to hook the unwary in a ‘phishing’ scam intended to scare Microsoft Outlook users into a confused panic to save their computer programme. An email dropping into inboxes – complete with the Microsoft logo – has the subject listed as “WARNING: - Mailbox Closure in Progress”. It is sent to ‘’ and apparently comes from Windows Live. Windows Live appears to share a Hotmail account with

one ‘’ – the sender in this particular variation of the wheeze – and the intention is to obtain personal information and email addresses. Addressed to ‘Dear Outlook User’, at first glance it seems a harmless way of upgrading the Microsoft “experience” but also warns failure to click on a button means being “deleted”. However, a more careful study of the message reveals unusual use of English; all the capitals, grammar and high-

More fitness areas in La Nucia The sporting facilities at the Camio Cano sports centre in La Nucia are being further extended with the addition of a new Parkour and Crossfit area located next to the football pitches by the entrance. The works are being undertaken by the town hall and Pinar de Garaita Employment workshop, with an investment of €80,000 which was included in the 2019 budget.

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And despite the heavy-handed ‘deletion’ threat; there is a ‘have a nice day’ ending to the message; it signs off: “Thank You for being A Loyal Outlook Mail User. We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.” The email ends with another ‘thank you’ from the “Windows Live ID Customer

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Social housing up for grabs

The new zones occupy a 900m² plot with the Parkour track consisting of vertical and horizontal bars, walls and pipes to push athletes to their limits with a mix of obstacle courses. The Crossfit area consists of five pieces of equipment specially designed for stretching, sit-ups and balance as well as multiple lateral bars of differing heights.

The social housing apartments at Calle Otelo in Orihuela Costa are being offered for rent for €242 to €306 a month plus community fees by the regional government. The apartment block is made up of 36 flats with two or three bedrooms and one of them is adapted for wheelchair users.

The application deadline to bid for one of the apartments finishes on April 25 and the forms are available at the town hall and on the website According to the regional government, the following groups have priority in the procedure: domestic abuse victims, evicted families, disabled people, families

with children, residents under 35 and over 65, low income families and people moving to Orihuela Costa for work reasons. The apartments were recently refurbished with a €140,000 investment. They were completed in 2011, but had been left empty by the previous regional government.

New road for school traffic A new 300 metre stretch of road to provide better access to the Muixara school in La Nucia has just been asphalted with the hope of alleviating traffic congestion at school pick up times. The road will join the existing one to the Camilo Cano sports centre and also give access to a new parking area for both parents and users of the sports centre. The €10,000 cost is being met by the town hall and additionally there will be a recreation area of 612m² providing seating and picnic tables being completed by the Pinar de Garaita Employment workshop.

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Parkinson’s Group steps forward Taking steps to raise awareness help is at hand, members of the Parkinson’s Support Group staged a sponsored walk on the promenade of Arenal beach in Javea last Thursday, April 11. Money raised will also help subsidise the cost of physiotherapy for people with the neurodegenerative disease – a much-needed aid as the disease affects movement and symptoms gradually worsen; sometimes starting with no more than a slight tremor in one hand. The group is part of Help of

Denia and the Marina Alta and meets on the last at the Help Activity Centre in La Xara. It aims to help people with managing and monitoring Parkinson’s, as well as giving advice on living and lifestyle; there is also an enjoyable social side too. Group leader Pat Lee-Patton said: “We have been going for six years and today is very much about raising awareness and letting people know there is support available.” She said special t-shirts were printed by Help for the

walk and the event was sponsored by Javea-based physiotherapist Centro Terapia Fisica. “The sponsored walk is not just about raising money;

Gold for Pilarmonics SABS choir On Saturday, April 6, SABS (Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers) held their Annual Convention in Calpe, Alicante, where choruses and quartets from all over Spain competed in what was a superb contest. Pilarmonics, based in San Cayetano, Murcia, had a last minute pep talk and warm up before crossing the contest stage and performing to the judges and audience. Their mantra was to sing from the heart to touch hearts, to enjoy their time on stage and to have fun. And boy

they did all that and more. Many months of rehearsal, dedication and coaching paid off when Pilarmonics was awarded the GOLD medal as 1st placed chorus in the Spanish National Competition with the highest score ever awarded in the National contest of 74.8%. In addition, they also received trophies for the Highest score in all 3 categories which are Music, Singing and Performance. Pilarmonics rehearsals take

place in San Cayetano and Dolores de Pacheco every Wednesday evening from 6.45pm – 9.15pm then they head straight to the local bar for a couple of drinks and more singing. For more info or to book the choir for an event please contact Caroline Francis by email secretary.pilarmonics@gmail. com or phone 696 720 025 to chat with Donna Walsh. Give us a like on Facebook: pilarmonics Read more about the competition in this Friday's CBNews (south edition). Photo by Eric Ideler

but it all helps because we pay two thirds of the cost of physio sessions and the patient pays a third – physiotherapy is a great help to people with Parkinson’s.”

The group meets at the activity centre at Avenida Oeste 29, La Xara. For more information call Pat on 634 301 677, or email

Cakes and flowers galore! A fabulous afternoon was for use of the restaurant as spent by over 80 people at well as to Lillian and Fiona Pepe's Restaurant in Alca- for supplying the flowers as lali on April 1 for an Easter- well as producing a selecthemed flower arranging tion of stunning flower ardemonstration by Lillian rangements. Coleman and her daughter Fiona. The expertise clearly runs in the family. The event, organised by Jalon Valley Help, included a sumptuous afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and cakes made by some of the talented bakers amongst the charity's volunteers. As usual the ambience was great and this ever-popular event raised over €1,100. Jalon Valley Help wish to express their gratitude to Pepe's Lillian Coleman

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“Down the hatch” with members of Moraira U3A Wine Group Eighty members of the Moraira-Teulada wine group enjoyed an evening’s wine tast-

ing with six wonderful wines offered by Bodegas J.A. Megia e Hijos who produce

the very popular Corcovo range of wines. The members were entertained, as well as being instructed, on the different grape varieties by one of the directors of the wine company, Domingo Megia who was very ably assisted by Franco Valori – a well-known expert in wines from the Valdepenas area in the centre of Spain. The evening was organised by Pat and Brian Clarke who

CBMW take a walk on the wildside Mirador Challenge 2019 A team from the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers swapped their hiking boots for walking trainers and successfully completed the 2019 Mirador Challenge to finish in second place, close to the record time of 4 hours and 19 minutes. This event is a medium-distance endurance walk (running is not permitted) of approximately 29 kilometres which links a network of 15 designated viewpoints, located

along the wonderful coastline of Jávea. It is limited to 30 teams of five walkers who begin in the early morning at the Granadella mirador and then pass along the coast in a northward direction to arrive at the last viewpoint of 'Els Molins', the iconic windmills which sit above the town of Jávea. The team will be returning to the mountains for the remaining busy schedule of

walks on Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of May. Full details of all their walks, including walk grades, length, duration and start points are on the programme which can be viewed or downloaded from their website: www.cbm which includes a wealth of information on mountain walking which may be of interest to those who are new to this pastime.

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A taste of art for Javea U3A members

Barbara Craven, (c) with group leaders Tony Dearie and Angela Chantry

Javea U3A member Barbara Craven gave an intriguing insight into the subject of 'Food in Art' at the History Group meeting at Casa de Cultura in the old town. She illustrated her talk with an array of artwork, some beautiful and some grotesque! But it's all in the eye of the beholder. Barbara told her audience her presentation combined her passion for food and her love of art. She traced artwork from early cave paintings through the pop art of the 1950s-60s to present day offerings by

renowned artists like Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst …. and finished her talk with the words "Art is life and so is food!" Diary dates: May 6 Dine & Dance Group will meet at Benimaquia restaurant in La Xara, May 14 History Group meeting May 17 Dining Out evening in Javea’s Arenal For full details of Javea U3A events – and how to join – why not visit the new website at Read more in CBNews this Friday (north edition)

Crescendo Choir Concert Crescendo International Choir performed its first spring concert on Saturday, April 6 at Iglesia de Santa Maria Del Mar in La Zenia. About €1,100 was raised at this concert, between ticket sales and free-will donations given at the end of the concert. Part of the money raised will go towards supporting the church building fund

Crescendo choir on April 6 just ebfore concert began

of The Parish of the Risen Christ in La Zenia, while some of the funds will go to Caritas.

Read more in the current 'south' edition of Costa Blanca News (April 12-18).

Palm Sunday at Albir Church There were 39 in the congregation for this special service at . We started outside the Church in Albir and the Palm Crosses were blessed by Fr Don. Palm Sunday is always special in the Anglican Church. In true Anglican tradition we hold special services whenever applicable. Easter, of course is a very special time in the Church calendar. You can be assured of a warm welcome whenever you come

along to any service. A service of Holy Communion is held in Albir every Sunday at 9.45am. Also every

Thursday at 11am at the Forum Mare Nostrum, Alfaz del Pi we have a service of Holy Communion. The second Thursday of each month is a healing service. For more information please call our Local Church Warden, Elaine Mitchell on 96 686 4962 or mobile 636 164 467 or see website www.costablanca- See more in this Friday's Costa Blanca News, north edition.

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Five ways to transform yourself from spender to saver By Vicky Shaw, P.A. Is your wallet always empty? Are you a saver or a spender? According to new research, one in five (20%) of us think of ourselves as a spender, while two in five (39%) favour saving over splashing out leaving the other 41% somewhere in the middle. While splurging may bring a burst of excitement, spenders could be leaving themselves vulnerable to financial shocks if they face an unexpected bill, as well as storing up other problems for the future. Savers, of course, tend to have more in the bank too, with just one in 20 savers saying they have less than €600 in their account, compared with one in five spenders. Furthermore, only a fifth of spenders feel confident about meeting their savings goals, compared with two-fifths of savers. They also risk running out of money if their circumstances change: Some 40% admit their sav-

ings would last less than a month. "Big spenders might be having all the fun, fun, fun right now, but there's a risk they'll come to regret it," says Sarah Coles, a personal finance analyst. "We can all be tempted to spend too much every now and again: There's a multi-billion pound advertising industry designed to persuade us to do exactly that. "The risk is that we get into dangerous habits," she adds. "Overspending becomes part of our mindset, and we come to think of ourselves fundamentally as 'spenders'." So can you change your ways? Coles says yes, there are steps spenders can take to break the cycle. While it may not be easy to change your habits overnight, here are Hargreaves Lansdown's tips to help you start thinking like a saver... 1. Let go of the idea that it's OK to be a spender Identify your spending

weak spots and use techniques to keep them under control. If you enjoy the thrill of buying on impulse, try giving yourself a 48-hour 'cooloff' period to see if you still want the item. Those with a weakness for splurging could also consider trying to avoid temptation by banning themselves from specific shops, avoiding online shopping when they are feeling particularly vulnerable, or trying not to buy anything in the week after payday - to make their income stretch for longer. 2. With the cash you free up, start regular monthly savings Set up an automatic payment to put a monthly sum into a savings account, and also boost your monthly pension savings - before the cash has a chance to hit your bank account and be spent. 3. Engage with where your money is going Don't just dump your emergency savings it into an account with the same bank as your current account, look

House proud? Mad about motoring? Whether you’re a car enthusiast or rely on your car for just about everything, keeping your vehicle on the road is a costly endeavor. Prices for car insurance can vary greatly between providers depending on different risk factors. While reducing your annual mileage and keeping your car in a secure location will help keep your premiums down, Línea Directa recommend shopping around for insurance quotes to get the best possible price with the best possible cover. Minor car problems At this time of the year in the early morning sunshine, condensation is particularly troublesome especially in older vehicles. Motorists and other road users are at risk. Accidents can be caused when drivers try to wipe down the windscreen. Here are some handy tips to help you tackle condensation. Wash your car regularly as dirt and dust attract moisture and early morning dew. Remove any damp items like towels or coats from inside the car. When safe to do so, leave the windows open for a few hours. Switch on the air conditioning and wipe down the inside of the windows. Finally, you can fill a sock with cat litter and place it in your car to help absorb excess moisture. But what if it doesn’t start? A flat battery is a great inconvenience, jump-starting your car from the roadside can be hazardous and new batteries are expensive and can be troublesome to fit. These tips can help prolong the life of your battery. Keep the terminals clean of residue that builds up over time. And remember to turn off air conditioning, lights, radio and other battery draining systems whenever possible. Help is at hand Línea Directa offers service, support and 24-hour roadside assistance to over 3 million customers in Spain. Should you break down or your car won’t start, they will immediately dispatch an approved mechanic to help get you back on the road again as soon as possible. And with their new GPS Geolocation service Línea Directa can pinpoint your exact location and send breakdown recovery even faster.

for a competitive rate on an easy access account. If you know you won't have time for regular searching and switching, consider an online savings marketplace, which lets you compare and switch between banks in a handful of clicks. Also, make sure you understand how your pension is invested. 4. Set specific goals Prioritise short-term spending you know is coming up - like holidays or Christmas - alongside building up a cash safety net of three to six months' worth of salary for emergencies, and boosting your pension. If you can only dip in for specific items, it'll stop you spending as fast as you save.

5. Finally, enjoy the thrill of being a saver Spending brings regular small bursts of short-lived pleasure, so don't just try to remove this from your life or you'll end up fixating on it. Make sure at least one of your savings goals is something that brings you real joy like a debt-free Christmas, or much-needed holiday. Take the time to check your savings regularly, feel good about what you're achieving, and bask in the pleasure of getting closer to your goals. Once or twice a year, check your pension too. It's a good chance to see how it's growing - and to check you're happy with where it's invested.

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Easter party at NAC On Easter Sunday, April 21, the NAC Denia ( celebrates an extraordinary Easter celebration: First an exciting Easter service takes place at 10am with many musical presentations. Afterwards pizzas will be offered, with drinks and cakes with a famous Cuban guitarist playing and singing. More background piano music at coffee time.

Please register by emailing: Please note a €10 contribution entry fee for food expenses is requested. Everyone is cordially invited!

Art exhibition in Calpe Artist Erica Hayes is displaying acrylic abstracts until July 31 at Librería Europa Bookshop on Calle Oscar Esplá 2, in Calpe. Admission is free and opening

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

Smile, Have You Been Served? Smile Charity Group's adaptation of the popular television show has the usual twists that Smile put into their shows. Come and see the frolics that ensue. Show dates are April 25 Casa Ventura at 7pm. April 29 and 30 and May 1 at The Club in Quesada at 7pm.

Tickets for any one l of the shows are €12 with a supper meal. All monies going to nominated charities. The Smile Charity Group thanks everyone for your support. See more on the Facebook page: smile charitygroup Keep Smiling.

From 12th April to 17th April and from 21s t APRIL to 4th J UNE and from 9th Sept. to 15th Sept. and from 22nd Sept. to 26th October 2019

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ore than 10,000 visitors are expected to enjoy the ninth edition of the boat show at Marina de las Salinas in San Pedro del Pinatar over the Easter holidays and take advantage of the sunny spring days by the seaside. The show has consistently consolidated its popularity to become the foremost nautical event in the Murcia region. Year on year the show attracts more visitors and records increased volumes of business, making it an important date on the calendar for all sailors and lovers of the sea. The 2019 event is no exception with both beginners and experienced mariners and the plain inquisitive expected to ock to Marina de las Salinas from Thursday, April 18 until Sunday, April 21. More than 50 exhibitors will o er all manner of new and second-hand boats, sailing boats and yachts, engines, equipment and electronic devices, accessories, jet skis, kitesurf and windsurf equipment, sails, shing goods, insurance, maintenance services, marine engineering services, broker services and rental services at the boat show. Many of these services and goods will be special o ers or attract healthy discounts. Marina de las Salinas manager Domingo Macanás revealed that this year several exhibitors will present some of 2019’s latest models of di erent types of boats. Additionally this year’s show has a special area for entrepreneurs o ering the latest technology products and solutions related to sailing services. At the same time, water sports schools with activities such as diving, kite-sur ng

and windsur ng, amongst others, also have a presence at the show. The fair is being organised by Marina de las Salinas and Murcia regional nautical association (ANAM). The boat show is complemented by the port’s many restaurants o ering traditional Spanish and international cuisine, along with a variety of cafes and pubs that enable visitors to get the most from its international atmosphere set to the tune of a traditional Spanish background. The boat show is open from 10.00 to 20.00 and admission is free of charge. The marina is located on the border of the Costa Blanca and the Costa Cálida, inside San Pedro’s regional park facing the Mediterranean Sea. The venue makes a visit worthwhile, as it is surrounded by unspoilt beaches with no towns in sight. Marina de las Salinas is the closest marina on the Mediterranean Sea to the Mar Menor and La Manga del Mar Menor, with the area boasting many beautiful diving areas and peaceful coves which can only be reached by boat. It can be found at the very end of the road crossing San Pedro del Pinatar salt lakes, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Take exit 774 o the AP-7 motorway at the San Pedro del Pinatar-Pilar de la Horadada junction. Drive towards the beach (playas), passing the Thalasia hotel and take the left-hand exit at the roundabout with the amingo statue to enter the regional park and continue on to the marina. More information is available at

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Marina Alta Costa Blanca Floral Club Our next demonstration at The Salon de Actos, La Senieta, Moraira is on Thursday April 25 when we look forward to a return visit from International/National Florist Artist, Avril Hill. Bringing us 'Spring into Summer' Avril, who has been at the top of her profession for many years is a past Chairman of NAFAS, Adjudicator, Speaker, Judge and Teacher. Doors open at 2pm

and close at 2.45pm. Entrance members €5 and for visitors 8€. All welcome. Diary note: Fundraiser and

NAFAS Flower Arrangers Day celebration: Jenny and Dave Peachey will be hosting a coffee (and fabulous cake) morning on Tuesday, May 28. Jenny will have tickets on sale at the Demonstration. For further information contact Lynn on 96 640 5426 or visit our webpage: www. marinaaltafloralclub. com. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Passion and drama during Guardamar’s Easter

SAT Animal Rescue SAT Dog show will be held on Sunday April 28 at Salon Grande in San Miguel (Los Balcones). The show opens at 9.30am and judging will take

place at 11am. Entry for dogs and their handlers is €10 and for spectators the admission price is €1 per person. Enjoy a great day out and

help raise funds to help the dogs. For more information please call 96 671 0047 or email info@satanimalrescue. com or see the website:

The procession of silence

By Nuria Pérez The Easter celebrations in Guardamar del Segura are much more than just processions. Easter in Guardamar has a unique element – the performances of the key events of the Passion of Christ, which are held during specific processions. The performances represent the arrest of Jesus (Prendimiento) and the schedule of events continues ttoday with 'The Verónica' (the lady who offered her veil to Jesus to clean blood and sweat from his face while he was carrying the cross)

with the virgin Veronica in Calle Ingeniero Mira at the back of the church by three brotherhoods. 22.00: Procession of the brotherhoods Nuestro Padre Nazareno, San Juan Evangelista and Virgen de los Dolores.

Programme of main processions: Wednesday April 17 (Holy Wednesday) 21.30: Performance of the meeting of Jesus Christ

Sunday April 21 (Easter Sunday) 10.00: Easter Sunday procession with three brotherhoods participating.

Thursday April 18 (Maundy Thursday) 23.30: Procession of silence starting at the church Friday April 19 (Good Friday) 20.30: Procession of the holy burial with the local drums and cornet bands starting at the church

Crazy Ladies in town The crazy ladies tap dancers are a group of mature ladies dancing for charity having fun! They will be at Emerald Isle, C/Marte 2 La Florida, Orihuela Costa on Tuesday, April 23 for St George's day and Saturday, May 26 for the British Legion. Contact them by email at for more info.

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Sabrina Ghayour's recipes By Lauren Taylor, P.A. Carrot, fennel seed and red lentil soup Sabrina Ghayour is fussy when it comes to soups. "A soup should be more than just warming - I like layers of flavour and different textures," she says in her new book, Bazaar. "This soup is easy to

make and hits all the spots you didn't even know you had." Ingredients (Serves 4) 2tsp fennel seeds Vegetable oil or ghee 50g fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated 1 onion, diced 500g carrots, scrubbed and cut into rough chunks 2 fat garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1tsp turmeric 2L boiling water Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tbsp) 150g uncooked red lentils 4tbsp labneh or thick Greek yogurt 4tsp sesame oil Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper Couple of pinches of pul biber (red pepper flakes) and/or chilli flakes to garnish Method 1. Toast the fennel seeds in a large, dry saucepan over a medium heat for two minutes, then drizzle in a little vegetable oil or ghee and add the ginger and onion. Saute until the onion begins to soften, without letting it brown. Add the carrot to the pan and stir-fry until the edges begin to soften. 2. Now add the garlic,

turmeric and a generous amount of salt and pepper to the saucepan and mix well. Pour over the boiling water, adjust the heat to bring the mixture to a simmer and simmer gently, without a lid, for 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then blitz the mixture using a handheld blender or transfer to a food processor or blender. 3. Return the soup to the pan if necessary, adjust the seasoning, then stir in the lemon juice. Set the pan over a medium heat and stir in the red lentils. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes, or until the lentils are soft. If the soup seems too thick, blitz half the mixture using the hand-held blender, food processor or blender. Divide the soup between four bowls. Dollop one tablespoon of labneh into each bowl and drizzle one teaspoon of sesame oil over the top. Finish with a sprinkling of pul biber/pepper/chilli flakes and serve. Kale and cabbage kuku with pine nuts This 'frittata' is packed with greens and great for on-thego. If you've never heard of a kuku, it's a bit like a frittata, packed with green herbs or veg, and it's a healthy staple in Iran. Sabrina Ghayour's recipe includes cabbage, giving this Persian classic a British twist. Ingredients (Serves 4-6) Vegetable oil 2 red onions, halved and thinly sliced into half moons 200g curly kale, tough stalks

discarded, finely chopped 200g cabbage greens, cut into thin ribbons and roughly chopped 2tsp garlic granules 1tsp (heaped) ground fenugreek 1tsp (heaped) turmeric 8 large eggs 2tsp baking powder 2tbsp plain flour 2tbsp thick Greek yogurt 2 generous handfuls of dried barberries 40g pine nuts 200g feta cheese, little chunks no larger than 1cm picked off by hand Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper Method 1. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat. Pour in enough vegetable oil to coat the base of the pan and allow it to heat up, then add the onion and fry gently for a few minutes, stirring from time to time, until soft and cooked through. 2. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the kale. Stir-fry for two minutes, or until completely softened and cooked through. Add the cabbage greens and stir-fry for five to six minutes, then add the garlic granules and spices, season generously with salt and pepper and mix well. 3. Cook until the cabbage is wilted and cooked through (you are not looking to retain the texture or keep the greens al dente for this dish). Once cooked, take the pan off the heat and leave to cool a little. 4. Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan), Gas Mark 6. Line a 16 x 30cm ovenproof dish with baking paper. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk. Add the baking powder, flour, yogurt and also a little salt, if desired, and mix well. Add the barberries and pine nuts and, once the greens have cooled slightly, incorporate them into the egg mixture a little at a time, mixing well between each addition. 5. Lastly, gently fold in the feta pieces. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and use a spatula to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed across the dish. Bake for 30 minutes (check after 25 minutes), or until the top is golden and beginning to brown and a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean of raw egg. Allow to

cool slightly, then cut it into slabs to serve. Goat's cheese pom-bombe Pomegranate seeds, pistachio nuts, sumac and chilli meets soft, creamy cheese. Sometimes, you just want to make something impressive-looking, be it for friends or a special occasion - and Sabrina Ghayour's 'pombombe' makes a pretty spectacular centrepiece (just imagine bringing this to the coffee table, for guests to dip crudites or crackers in). It's pretty easy to whip up, although you'll need a bit of patience to stud the cheese with the nuts and fruit. Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 350g soft goat's cheese (chevre with the rind cut off also works) 2tsp (heaped) sumac 15g chives, snipped or thinly sliced Finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed orange 1-2tsp pul biber chilli flakes 200g pomegranate seeds 50g pistachio nut slivers or 75g roughly chopped whole pistachio nuts Freshly ground black pepper Method 1. Mix the cheese, sumac,

chives, orange zest, pul biber and a generous seasoning of pepper in a mixing bowl until evenly combined. Lay a large sheet of cling film on your work surface. Using a spatula, scrape the cheese mixture out of the bowl and into the centre of the cling film. Gather the four corners of the clingfilm together, expel any air and twist the cling film just above the top of the ball to secure the cheese mixture. Use your hands to form the mixture inside the cling film into a ball. 2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or, preferably, freeze for about 10 minutes. 3. Remove the ball from the refrigerator or freezer, discard the clingfilm and place the ball on a serving plate. Stud the surface of the ball all over with the pomegranate seeds. Scatter the pistachios on top and around the base, studding the ball with a few pieces wherever you can. Cover with cling film and refrigerate until ready to serve. Bazaar: Vibrant Vegetarian And Plant-Based Recipes by Sabrina Ghayour, photography by Kris Kirkham, is published by Mitchell Beazley. Available now. (

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18 Greetings

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Look who is 50!

Happy birthday

Happy birthday

Happy birthday Sharon. Love from all your family.

Have a lovely day Avril, lots of love from your friends at CBN and The Post xxx.

All the best Kerry, lots of love from all your friends and family xxxxx

Happy birthday Bob Post


Have a great day. Lots of love Sandie xx

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Happy birthday

Happy birthday to my husband John Mabbott on April 21. 83 years old! With all my love from your wife, Nadine

Your stars for April 19-25, 2019


21 Mar - 20 Apr


21 Apr - 21 May


22 May - 21 Jun


22 June - 23 Jul

Slipping into a light-hearted and holiday mood is so easy for you! There is the desire and incentive to build on relationships. Someone who you have not seen for some time is on your mind. Do you know where to find them? Get your thinking cap on. What may have been the wrong time for your friendship may be the right time now. Feed your curiosity and find the answer to some unanswered questions. Your Luck: Being late does not have to mean that you are too late!

This week gives you the chance to understand yourself and others better. Be curious and ask the questions. More important, though, is to really listen to the answers! You may now consider that you were a little hasty to judge in the past. Well, no point in going over it. Keep the past where it belongs. Look for things you have in common with others rather than the differences. Your Luck: It is a bit of a mixed-up week but if you are determined to make the best of it then you will.

Mix and match with family and friends, especially at the weekend. Any excuse will do for a get-together. Maybe it is time to mend bridges and get in touch with long lost folk. Going down memory lane is great fun. However, don't fall into any emotional traps. Be sure to let it be known how busy you are until you know what you want to do. Time may be a great healer but it can't bring back life. Your Luck: Enjoy the differences each day brings. Live in this moment to make memories.

Love lingers and you ask yourself many questions about it. At the beginning and end of relationships there are many ‘what ifs’. Sometimes the things that we most regret later in life are those things that we did not do rather than those that we did. It is not a time to rush in or out. Take your time. Give love another chance if it feels right for you both. Feel free. Your Luck: This is not so much a turning point as a bend in the road. What is around the corner?





24 July - 23 Aug

24 Aug - 23 Sep

24 Sept - 23 Oct

24 Oct - 22 Nov

There is quite bit of nest-building going on around you. Is this making you want to join in? As a lion you like to keep your escape route clear. That is, unless you feel so secure that it is irrelevant. Think how you would feel if someone simply disappeared from your life. If you want to keep them near, then let them know. Now, about that nest building. Can you, should you, resist? Your Luck: Consider doing things that improve your life, don't do them just for a change.

Usually preferring to do things with others (isn't it much more fun?) this week could see you being a bit of a loner. This could even be from choice so that you are able to get more done. No need to feel guilty. Find somewhere that calms or stimulates you as you wish. Those who forget their feelings and interests can lose themselves. Your Luck: Be yourself in your own time and enjoy finding your soul.

Love is important. No. Love is essential. To this end you need to decide if you will accept what you have. Maybe it is best to seek out what you really need. Those who have a good family are blessed. Those who have not, however, can seek to make their own. You have a big heart and much to give. That will be apparent to someone special this week. Your Luck: Looking for perfection can make you weary. Still, don't accept second best.

Friendships this week flourish under a lighter atmosphere. Put behind you any nasty niggles when guests appear. If you smile enough your mood will automatically lift. In any case the wrinkles of laughter are far more pleasing than the wrinkles of misery. Be in the mood to have an open mind and heart. Who knows what you will see? Joy? Your Luck: Aim to chat to a new person each day. By the weekend you will have answered a question.





23 Nov - 21 Dec

Fine weather, fine friends and fine food. We would like them all. Remember, though, that two out of three is not so very bad! Look upon this time as one of making very personal decisions. Small things make up big smiles. A much younger member of the family makes perfect sense of something that you thought of as complicated. Keep visits short and sweet. Your Luck: Creating a space for your thoughts usually means finding somewhere quiet and human-free.

22 Dec - 20 Jan

An open and shut case of romanticism grabs you midweek. What have you done to deserve all of this confusion? You have allowed your mind and imagination to run free. It is rather like being a child again. Life seems simple, mainly because you just don't understand it all. Is it really essential to know everything? Can't you just go with the flow? Don't ask your conscience. Ask your soul. Your Luck: Thoughts now can lead to a brilliant new way of looking at things.

21 Jan - 19 Feb

As you are such a socially expansive person you have many friends. Hold on though, are most of them acquaintances? Pick through and decide who could be a little closer to you if you got to know them better. 'The more the merrier' could be your motto. A partner could become jealous of your popularity. Can you include them more or do they need to learn to find their own niche? Your Luck: Do you want to be seen as perfect? You know, perfect people can be very annoying.

20 Feb - 20 Mar

If you don't mind a bit of noise and chaos then this week will see you in your element. Fun comes from all directions and, unless you are being a hermit, just sit back and enjoy! Nobody is trying to be clever, just jolly. Join them and let your hair down. Sometimes you do take life too seriously. When it comes to romance, playing cool with someone could see them back off. Is that what you want? Your Luck: The more that you interact with others this week, the more comfortable you will feel.

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Spring jackets: 11 of the trendiest buys on the high street By Katie Wright, P.A. Katie Wright picks the coolest cover-ups to see you through 'til summer. Retailers call it 'transitional'. We call it tricky - that period at the start of spring, when there might be sunny days but the mercury hasn't really risen much and it's not quite time to pack away our winter clothes. One thing you can ditch now though? Big winter coats. Instead, you need a versatile jacket or two that will see you through to summer proper. Trend-wise, there's lots to choose from right now, whatever your style. Bright colours abound, with biker jackets and blazers in citrus shades, but if you're looking for neutral goes-with-anything hues, the utility trend has got you covered. Considering that jackets are always going to be on high rotation in your wardrobe, it's

worth investing in a couple of key pieces. Here are four spring trends to try now... Longline blazers The tailoring trend shows no sign of slowing down, but if a twopiece suit isn't your bag, try a longline jacket instead. Team a bright blazer with a print Tshirt and jeans for a casually cool outfit, or try a pastel jack-

et over a midi dress and boots for something a bit more dressy. 1. JD Williams Deep Orange Crepe Jacket, Snake Print Vest, Camilla Crop Turn Up Trousers, Three Strap Square Heeled Sandals, and Black Quilted Shoulder Bag, 2. (Very/PA) Very Michelle Keegan Oversized Double Breasted Blazer - Fuchsia 3. Lipsy Ruched Sleeve Blazer, Next Utility jackets Military inspired jackets are marching into fashion this spring, but not the ostentatious gold brocade-covered kind. These utility jackets, in khaki and cream shades, are made for women who value practicality and style in equal measure - with all those pockets, you don't even need a handbag. 4. Fatface khaki worker jacket, Karen check ditsy dress 5. Oasis utility jacket 6. Miss Selfridge ottoman utility jacket Bright biker jackets Give your beloved black biker jacket a timeout and let one of

these colourful creations brighten up your spring wardrobe. From real leather to faux suede and PU, there's a biker for every budget. 7. Sosandar Yellow leather biker jacket, Light wash denim cropped leg jeans 8. Bonmarche red suedette biker jacket 9. Matalan mustard suedette biker jacket Quilted jackets Spring's answer to the puffer, a quilted jacket offers warmth without the weight. Lightly quilted in cool patterns, these modern styles are great for pairing with dressed-down ensembles or scrunching up and chucking in your bag when the weather's changeable. 10. Cotton traders red coral embroidered quilted jacket,

women's stretch jeans, 11. White stuff Dallington star quilted jacket, shoreline jersey t-shirt.

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What is gout? Gout is a kind of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Uric acid is a breakdown product of purines that are part of many foods we eat. An abnormality in handling uric acid and crystallization of these compounds in joints can cause attacks of painful arthritis, kidney stones, and blockage of the kidney filtering tubules with uric acid crystals, leading to kidney failure. Gout has the unique distinction of being one of the most frequently recorded medical illnesses throughout history. Who gets gout? Gout sometimes runs in families. It's more common in men, especially as they get older.

levels of cholesterol People who are overweight and who drink alcohol, especially beer Symptoms Acute gout attacks are characterized by a rapid onset of pain in the affected joint followed by warmth, swelling, reddish discoloration, and marked tenderness. The small joint at the base of the big toe is the most common site for an attack. Other joints that can be affected include the ankles, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows. In some people, the acute pain is so intense that even a bed sheet touching the toe causes severe pain. These painful attacks usually subside in hours to days, with or without medication. In rare instances, an attack can last for weeks. Most people with gout will experience repeated bouts over the years. Diagnosing gout

Other people at risk include: Women after the menopause People who take medicines such as diuretics for blood pressure, or have high

Gout can be hard to diagnose as symptoms are similar to other conditions. Your Dr may ask about your diet and if you drink beer or spirits. You might be sent for a blood test, ultrasound or Xray. Sometimes a thin needle is used to take a sample of fluid from the affected joint to test. The tests will find out how much uric acid there is in your body. Treatment to reduce pain and swelling Attacks of gout are usually treated with anti-in-

flammatory medicine like ibuprofen. If the gout doesn't improve after 3 to 4 days, steroids given as tablets or an injection may be used. Self help Rest and raise the limb Keep the joint cool – apply an ice pack, or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel, for up to 20 minutes at a time Drink lots of water (unless advised not to by your Dr) Try to keep bedclothes off the affected joint at night Treatment to prevent gout coming back Gout can come back every few months or years. It can come back more often over time if not treated. If you have frequent attacks or tests show you have a high level of uric acid in your blood, your Dr might prescribe medicine called allopurinol or febuxostat. This is used to lower the levels of uric acid and needs to be taken regularly even when the symptoms have gone.

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

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New cat There’s exciting news coming from the Grindstaff household this week; however, before I tell you what it is, I should caution you that ‘exciting’ is a relative term in this instance. Seeing as how Susie and I are in the second half of our eighth decade on this earth, our ‘exciting’ might be considered mundane to the average reader. That being said, here’s our news: the pitter-patter of little feet can now be heard in our home. Before you jump to any conclusions, this is not a visit from our grandchildren; instead we have adopted a new pet, a kitten that after much deliberation, we have decided to name, -drum roll, please -, Miss Kitty. I know. If you’re like a close relative of ours, you’re probably asking as she did ‘Are you crazy?’ (1) And I guess you could say we are because I have never really thought of us as cat people; you know, like the folks that watch cat videos. (2) I suppose what this cat adoption all boils down to is that we are looking for someone to keep us company as we grow into our old age. We would rather have a dog and we even tried a puppy last year but it didn’t work out; turns out that we are just too old to train a puppy to behave in the house. We want a pet now because during the 40 or so years that we lived in the countryside of Morgan County, Indiana on five acres of God’s green earth, we always had a pet of some kind including cats, a goat and a horse named Shadow (3). We have also always had dogs in our life; Susie loves dogs; she even tried her hand at being a dog breeder with our Cocker Spaniel named Scamp. (4) There was one other pet worthy of mention; this was a ferret that was a birthday present for our son, Joe, who, I just recently learned, christened her ‘Ferret Fawcett’ after the Charley’s angel star. The ferret spent most of her time in the garage in a small enclosure that we called the ferret room where she lived an unassuming life not really worthy of mention in this space and would not have been today were it not for one July weekend in the late 1970’s. It was a dark, stormy night when Susie brought home with her, two guinea pigs that belonged to her sister’s children, having agreed to watch them while the family went on vacation. “Where are you going to keep those things?” I asked her. “Out in the garage. They won’t be any trouble.” And they weren’t, at least for the first 12 hours or so. The next morning, I was having my coffee when a pale faced Susie came hurrying in from the garage. “Quick, get my glue gun. I need my glue gun.” “What for?” I asked. She used that glue gun, usually unsuccessfully, on a myriad of tasks ranging from horseshoeing Shadow to repairing the screen door. So naturally, I was curious about what she had in mind. “Just get me the damn glue gun.” she said, turning around and hurrying back to the garage. I found it in its usual place and took

it out to the garage where I found Susie working desperately on two bloodied Guinea pigs, one of whom had obviously departed A regular column by Gordon Grindstaff his or her earthly boundaries. “The ferret got ‘em.” She said. “Oh my God, what are we going to do? “ “I don’t know but what were you planning for this glue gun?” She held up the other nearly dead Guinea pig, it’s eyeball dangling from the now empty eye socket. “I thought maybe….. “ “Hold it right there. That glue gun is not going to put that Guinea pig back together again.” “Then do something.” She yelled. “Me? What am I gonna do?” Even if I knew what to do, it was too late. This Guinea pig had also gone to claim its place in guinea pig heaven. “What am I going to tell my sister?” And I’m sorry to say that’s where this tale has to end. That was 40 years ago and neither Susie nor I remember what we told her sister or her three boys who were the owners of the late guinea pigs. Her sister has passed so we can’t ask her what occurred when they returned home from their vacation. I have reached out to the three boys, now grown with their own families and pets but they have not yet responded. I hope they’re not still mad. G2 notes: 1: I sort of think the same thing. I have been in more than one home of cat-loving senior citizens and sat in chairs smelling of cat urine and covered with cat hair. I don’t know yet what to do to prevent this but Susie wanted a pet companion. It’s all a part of the ‘better or worse’ thing, I suppose. 2. When the ‘I can haz cheezeburger?’ website featuring cute cat videos was sold for 2 million dollars in 2007, I wished I had been a cat video person. 3: My daughter, Julie, just revealed this story about our horse. You Tolkien fans might recognise the ‘Shadow’ name as a derivation of Gandalf’s horse, Shadowfax. 4. This breeder enterprise came to a screeching halt shortly after the first litter was born. Susie wanted the tails of the five puppies cut off because ‘that’s what you do with Cocker Spaniels’. When she found out what it cost to have it done professionally, she talked her brother, Skip, into doing it with a sterile knife. This turned out to be a disaster. “After I cut the first one off,” he told me “I looked at that tail laying there on the table and honest to God, it was still moving. That was it. I couldn’t do no more.” Susie, after she recovered from her near fainting spell brought on by the sight of that bloody tail, had Scamp neutered and took up floral arranging instead.

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On the box Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 8pm) Saturday, 20/4/2019 Ant and Dec return to host the 13th series of the nationwide talent search, joined by judging panel Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. An assortment of acts from across the UK will be displaying their talents, hoping to win the grand prize of £250,000 and the opportunity to appear at the Royal Variety Performance. As in previous years, in each episode all of the judges, as well as Ant and Dec, have the option to send one contestant straight through to the live semi-finals as their Golden Buzzer act.

Extreme Chocolate Makers at Easter (Channel 4, 6pm) Sunday, 21/4/2019 There are Easter eggs and bunnies galore in this special episode of the documentary series. In Yorkshire, Ashley makes a giant chocolate shop for local children to destroy and devour, while Paul risks causing flavour controversy with a blue cheese and chocolate egg. Emma and Mark face the perils of transporting a giant modern art egg from north Wales to a famous London department store. Up in Scotland, Ruth creates a five-foot dog-themed display, plus Nicky makes a Cornish-themed centrepiece for an Easter fundraiser, and Aggy sculpts five chocolate statuettes for a Mad Hatter-themed awards ceremony.

Sara Pascoe Live: LadsLadsLads (BBC2, regions vary) Monday, 22/4/2019 Over the past year or so, Sara Pascoe has reached the final of Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief, filmed a solo TV special for TV, hosted Live at the Apollo, and appeared on Have I Got News For You, QI and Frankie Boyle's New World Order. But despite spreading her wings in TV land, she is first and foremost a darn fine stand-up, and this programme sees the multi-award-winning comic performing her smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe and West End show. Described as the "thinking person's stag do", the material in LadsLadsLads came about as a result of Pascoe's split with fellow comedian John Robins after four years together. The anecdotes chart her adventures in singledom, including a misguided Costa Rica yoga retreat and disappointing Valentine's Day jaunt to Paris, as well as stories about sex toys and trying to conceive.

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24 Dance with a doctor in South Africa (5) 25 Perhaps dead men improved (7) 26 Listen out, but there is nothing to hear (6) 27 The crossword compiler is the subject (5) Down 1 Give details about porter (6) 2/10 Travel agent's bargain offer? (5,5) 3 Minor quarrel, though it turns very noisy (4) 5 Came up as the century ended (8) 6 Shot at, he'd sell in confusion (0,7) 7 The meal is about history (6) 8 Forthright but not too sharp (5) 13 Hold back, take a break and a shower (8) 15 Different medical number system (7) 17 Attempt ways to set up secret meetings (6) 18 False doctor takes flight (5) 19 Attempt to sell part of a bicycle, by the sound of it (6) 22 Daybook with no ending on the shelf (5) 23/1A Socialists are correct to give one marching orders (4,5)

Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers Regular clues are the same. Across Cryptic clues Across 1 See 23 Down 4 Was incoherent in her cable (6) 9 Reckless fun in a pail can make one sore (7) 10 See 2 Down 11 Anger is in fashion (4) 12 Nuns lop off stump (7) 13 Betray abstract art (3) 14 Disinclined to work, in fact, I'd leave it until tomorrow (4) 16 Extreme objectives (4) 18 Passing fancy that is in today and cast off a day later (3) 20 Clear it out ready for a performance (7) 21 Obscene university sportsperson (4)

1 See 23 Down 4 Heavy rope (6) 9 Sore (7) 10 See 2 Down 11 Fury (4) 12 Flummox (7) 13 Rodent (3) 14 Inactive (4) 16 Ceases (4) 18 Craze (3) 20 Performance (7) 21 Depressed (4) 24 Brazilian dance (5) 25 Revised (7) 26 Noiseless (6) 27 Topic (5)

Down 1 Story (6) 2/10 Bargain price (5,5) 3 Quarrel (4) 5 Climbed (8) 6 Bombarded (0,7) 7 Feast (6) 8 Dull (5) 13 Hold back (8) 15 Number system (7) 17 Assignation (6) 18 Parasites (5) 19 Flog (6) 22 Projection (5) 23/1A Marching command (4,5)

Spanish-English crossword

Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across Down 1 Pez de colores (8) 1 Vidrio (5) 7 Silla (5) 2 Langosta (7) 8 Ambulancia (9) 3 Película (4) 9 Malo (3) 4 Domingo (6) 10 Sitio (4) 5 Quizás (5) 11 Batalla (6) 6 Puentes (7) 13 Esquina (6) 7 Siglo (7) 14 Sueños (6) 12 Estaciones (7) 17 Respuesta (6) 13 El más frío (7) 18 Crecer (4) 15 Aeropuerto (7) 20 Papá (3) 16 Receta (6) 22 Vecino (9) 17 Reconocer (5) 23 Trajes (5) 19 Mundo (5) 24 Abandonado (8) 21 Zapato (4)

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A.R.C. Jalón Valley

APAH Approximately 2 years old, BLUE is a lovely Labrador cross. He was rescued after being hit by a car, and brought back to good health. He is now ready to be adopted into a loving home. Blue is a typical Labrador, loves everything and everybody. He gets on with other dogs and cats and would be great for a family with children. To arrange to meet Blue, please call APAH on 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

TUCKER is a 2-year-old old boy. He has been neutered and is in good health. He’s a little shy initially but very loving once he gets to know you. He would love his own family. No adoption fee but a donation is much appreciated. Also, many other dogs, puppies, cats & kittens needing homes. Food and donations also urgently needed and can be left at ARC’s charity shop on Carrer Valencia 1, Jalon between 10am & 1pm Monday to Saturday. Contact Sally 625 985 689.


Email jalonvalleyarc14@ Facebook – Jalon Valley ARC Charity Reg No CV-01054107-A.

DARDO is a very handsome, cheerful and friendly crossbreed. He was found as a puppy in a group of wild dogs. At first he was very shy and distrustful with people. But his confidence has grown every day. With time and patience his fear will make place for trust and affection. He gets along really well with other dogs. He would love to see what the world is like outside these four walls and to experience what it is like to live in a loving family. Contact: 96 642 7678, email info@, or see

AKIRA Animal Shelter SPAP Benidorm

P.E.P.A DINA is a lovely girl, a pointer aged 4yrs. She is good with other dogs and cats, gets on with children and is very sweet natured. Tel: 650 304 746. email: p.e.p.a.animalcharity

ROCCO This lovely boxer cross is nearly 3 years old. He needs an experienced person who is calm and firm with commands. He walks well on the lead, enjoys a game of ball and gets on well with bitches. Rocco is available for

adoption or foster. Akira pays all expenses for foster dogs. Rocco is neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites. Please contact Akira Shelter on 657 689 567 or go to our website

This is CUCKA. She is an amazing 7 months old black and white female cat. Very friendly with people and other cats. She is waiting for a forever home. Great companion. Please call Maria Teresa on 677 373 396 or 96 585 6268 or see


K9 Club APROP Meet PUNK originally a street cat from Almoradi but now very affectionate and friendly. He is about 3 years old and is fine with dogs and children. For more information please call the K9 Club on 600 845 420.

KITU, male, Shelter since 02.05.2014. Crossbreed, DOB 01.04.2014 – 50 cm This young dog was found while still a puppy, together with four siblings, in a box that was placed in front of

our shelter. They were immediately brought to a foster home. But now he is back here in the shelter, healthy and ready for an adoption. For more information call APASA on 966 463 976.

This little man is CHUCKY. He is approximately 9/10 months and is soon to be castrated, Ideal companion just needing love and affection. Please call APROP Pego on 634 306 265 or 605 575 883. Email or see website:

28 Trading Post Property services FLOOR POLISHING. PROFESSIONAL tradesman. All granite & marble types. All areas. Free Quote. Tel. 627 103 412 COMPLETE PEST CONTROL. Denia to Torrevieja Tel 604 270 676

WHITE GOODS REPAIRS also Gas boilers and small electrical problems. Tel 604 273 387 Denia to Torrievjea GAS TANKS, MINI tanks, gas bottles and revision certificates. 16 years on the Costa Blanca 965 835 939


Professional Pain ng’s Robert Also all kind of woodwork T Y & P RI CE S B E S T Q U AL I

Tel. 610 38 39 71

April 17, 2019 - N° 603 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 INSULATE YOUR HOME and save on your energybills. Keep your home warm in winter, cooler in the summer Aprox 90% of properties built in the last 40 years have cavity walls that are ideal to insulate. We also do floors & ceilings. To arrange a survey and no obligation quote call 626 997 748 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: AWNINGS, MOSQUITO blinds, roller shutter repairs, motorisation. Calpe + 50kms. Tel. 659 464 992. Email.

Doors & windows

Alarms ALARM - CCTV Instal., Maintenance, Repairs ✆ 600 993 667 BE SURE ALARMS and CCTV v 645 495 484

Painters FEMALE INTERIOR designer/ painter. No job too small. All work carried out by me. 609 409 327 NO NEED TO PAINT – Exterior property repaint due? 15 year guarantee stops penetrating damp, washable and very affordable, established 25 years on the Costa Blanca. For a free no obligation quote, information pack and free virtual quotes call 620223568 and visit and email we have hundreds of references available - Exterior painting with a difference! ACCURATE | FAST | AFFORDABLE Painter offering inexpensive high quality work, painting, wallpaper hanging, damp proofing Best Quotes, Tel: 688 350 750 NTA DECORATORS FULLY qualified painter Est 1992 .Free quotes given 34/642 577 442 HILLIER’S PAINTERS & Decorators. Covering the Costa Blanca & inland, 35yrs established. www.hillierpaintersanddecorators. com Tel: 644 355 137 Facebook HillierPaintersCostaBlanca

Construction & Reforms ALL REFORMS & Services, brickwork, tiling, Plumbing, decorating, woodwork. No job too small Torrevieja area 603 165 955 CONSTRUCTION / REMODELING. Work guaranteed. We beat most quotes Andy 697 834 934 100% CONSTRUCTIONS, new builds and reforms. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. 965 835 939.



Replace missing or broken tiles using underwater cement or concrete repair. 5 year guarante. Replace lights, grate & leaks without draining your pool Vicente 622 696 373 .

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 TREE SPECIALIST - WITH more than 20 years experience in cutting, cleaning and al type of spezial or dangerous work. Call Joseph: 642 741 454 or 650 722 040

Plumbing & electric installations 100% PLUMBING. FOR heating, aircon, gas, solar, bathroom refurb. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percent 965 835 939

Air conditioning & central heating QUALITY CONVECTOR HEATERS FROM NORWAY, Affordable stylish & efficient, low delivery costs throughout Spain, www.nea Tel. 634 312 171

Animal world 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: TRANS-PET PROFESSIONAL door 2 door pet transport. Fully equipped vehicle. Open plan with 2 carers. DEFRA & WIT authorised & plated. Kennels & Cattery. ES 600 552 030 or UK 07801 272 162 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 COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom Tel 675 485 613 PLEASE ADOPT A kitten Pluto protectora animales takes care of orphaned and abandoned kittens. After spending a few weeks or months with foster parents, we try placing them in permanent homes. You can choose from many different colours and markings. All are dewormed; also vaccinated for rabies and micro-chipped if older than 3 months. Please call Angelika: 693 704 255 (mobile) or find out more on our website: pluto

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Animal world ACCOMPANY YOUR PET(S) whilst they are driven in comfort to any destination in Europe by an experienced animal carer/driver. Contact Denise. info@petchauffeur .eu or Tel 952 197 187 696 233 848 PET TRAVEL UK Family pet transporters Spain/UK. Travel with your pets for free. Email: info@pet website: Removals also arranged in other vehicles. Tel UK 01209 630604 or Spain 960 130 537

Cars WANT TO LEGALLY scap your vehicle? ARTMAN SL will give you cash and take away the headache. Fully licensed. Tel. 646 726 377

S R US CAAlR l cars wanted We buySpanish, English and all Euro Cars R.H.D, L.H.D. 4X4s, MPVs, Diesels &Vans, Motor homes, classics, motorcycles, cash paid Scrap cars collected. No more unwanted Suma bills or Fines. All p/worktaken out of your name Find us on Facebook - Spanish registered business

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

LOCKSMITH & ALICANTE AIRPORT Transfer services available from Rojales, Ciudad Quesada, Urb. La Marina and Guardamar. Call Peter on 655 527 168 or email: LOCKSMITH 24hr 607 493 118, Torrevieja & surrounding areas

SPANISH MOVES, SMALL removals and deliveries. Spain/UK budget prices. Last minute jobs undertaken. Email: info@spanish Website: www.spanish Pet Transport also arranged. Tel UK 01209 630 604 or Spain 960 130 537

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

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

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

LOOKING FOR CARAVAN or Camper, condition and year do not matter, fair price in cash, Robert 651 187 549.

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 TRANSCONE. SHIPPING - LOGISTICS - removals. Fortnighly trips. Spain - UK - Spain. All Spanish internal moves Fully insured, friendly, reliable service. From Valencia to Alicante. All area in UK covered. Tel. 603 307 962 (0044) 7925 553 625 Email:


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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 610 687 421 or visit us on: Cuatropatas SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Visit our website and view our new blog PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM!

SUV OR CONVERTIBLE wanted, condition and year do not matter, 688 335 497.

COMPUTERSERVICE FROM German IT-Pro. Repair, Consulting, Training + SmartPhone & Tabletts. More: Call Robert 966 474 822 or 628 614 812 COMPUTER REPAIRS – LAPTOPS/PC's, Mobile - Home/Office Qualified Technician - 648 065 224. No Call Out Charge No Fix No Fee

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Employment wanted MOVING TO SPAIN and looking to work in a bakery. I am fully qualified, have been in the trade for 40yrs and know all aspect of bakery. I am a great all rounder, one of few that can still hand mould. I will be happy to work in your bakery when I come over for a few days free of charge anywhere your bakery is in Spain Tel. +44 1624 816 313 / +44 7624 401375

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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 IN-HOME MASSAGE. Licenced female therapist offers remedialt sports massage, deep tissue lymphatic drainage & more. 30€ 45 minutes. Area Denia, Javea, Moraira Tel 34 638 929 247 HOME CARERS / Auxiliary nurses for the sick and elderly. Serving Torrevieja & Orihuela Costa 697 834 934 - 865 881 984

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MASSAGE AND MORE by a pretty, sexy, busty English lady in Moraira. Tel. 683 193 913

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SEARCHING FOR RECORDS. All types of music wanted. We pay the best prices. Tel: 622 750 117 WANTED: WASHERS, FRIDGES, freezers, dishwashers, ovens. Cash waiting Tel. 965 874 838. Benidorm to Denia

General GATES RAILINGS - GRILLS locks mobile welder alterations repairs Tel Barry 617 890 548 PASSPORT NIE- - RESIDENCIA, M.O.T. – Emergency Services General Consultations without commitment call 649 222 679 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 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 PARKING IN BENIDORM for caravans, boats, cars, etc. Fully enclosed with 24h security. From 20 € per month. Call Parking Antonio on 609607745

BUY HIGH QUALITY handbags, also designer bags, fur jackets and coats, oriental and persian carpets, jewellery and watches, all sorts silver 90/100/800, silver plated cuttlery, tin, amber, coral, coins, medals, porcelain, inheritance discounts and households, Military items until 1945, photos, medals etc., fair price in cash. phone 651 187 549. WE BUY LUXURY WATCHES For Cash! Rolex, Cartier, Omega, A/P, Hublot etc. Instant Cash Payment! Tel: 658 670 777. Or email:

GOLD WANTED Englis h Jeweller w is hes t o buy broken or unwa nt ed gold jewellery, wa t ches & coins . IMMEDIATE CASH PAYMENT

Ca ll Pe t e r : 6 17 550 0 16 Member of the National As s ociation of Golds miths

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 NEW IN GANDIA C/ Loreto 19, precious stones and gifts come and visit us call 722 599 931 "Precious minerals crystals" more SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765

Languages SPANISH COURSE 100 hours private tuition 2,500€. Full money back guarantee if you cannot speak Spanish after this course. 697 834 934

KENNELS, CATTERY, FINCA, Paddock, Stables for sale. 25000 sq meters, Good life style. Profitable, Licenced. Finestrat Area. Owners Retiring after 20 years. 875k .. 690 06 1752

Properties under 175.000€

CALPE CENTRE suite of offices 110 sqm. partly furnished good for health or medical centre €800 PCM or sale €125.000. Phone 610 037 697.

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, TOWNHOUSE CALLE SALAMANCA 15, Pedreguer. 170,000€ Five double bedrooms, three bathrooms. Central courtyard and roof terraces. Modern kitchen. Fully furnished. Tel 669 669 339

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 reduced to €135,000. Mobile: 670 38 59 54 (English/Spanish). Email: CHARMING VILLAGE HOUSE completely renovated in Castell de Castells. 111 m2 Distributed as follows; Grd Floor-Entrance, dining room +fireplace, equipped kitchen + breakfast bar, courtyard & storage. Small lounge +balcony overlooking courtyard, bathroom & a spacious dble room + own wardrobe & balcony overlooking the main street. 2nd floor. Small lounge, toilet, spacious dble bedroom + own wardrobe & balcony & a spacious terrace overlooking the mountains. Wooden beams, parquet floor throughout the house except the kitchen & bathroom. Exterior woodwork, double glazed windows & wooden internal woodwork. Original stone walls. It has been renovated with quality materials yet retaining the charm of yesteryear. Located in a quiet area of village. 115.000€ Ref933 - Tel: 609 211 710

TWO BED TOWNHOUSE Callosa D'EnSarria Totally renovated Panoramic views €60,000 ono reg Mob 0035 3 868120470 TOWNHOUSE "CASA PRIMO" Carrer Concordia 14, Benidoleig. 88,000€ Newly renovated to modern standards. Two large double bedrooms, one bathroom. Fully fitted kitchen, sitting room with log fire and lounge. Hot and cold air conditioning. Patio at rear of house. Rent to buy available. Tel 669 669 339

Properties from 175.000€

PRIVATE SALE, lg 3 bed, 2 bath detached finca, 1000 m2 plot, lg garage & storage room, shed & 25 m2 summer house. Located 5 mins drive from Rojales & 10 mins from Guardamar del Segura. Ready to move in 625 034 903

MAGNIFICENT VILLA IN Orba. 635m2 of constructed area on a 1,267m2 plot. The house is 254 m2 on 1 floor consists of; Entrance hall. Large living-room +fireplace & A/C. Large dining-room equipped kitchen +breakfast bar & dining area, fireplace. Ironing room. 4 dble beds + fitted wardrobes (2 of them with bathrooms en-suite), 3 bathrooms. 60m2 porch + kitchen & summer dining room. 40m2 pool + outdoor shower & terrace. 152m2 ‚Fronton‘ court. Mature cared for garden. Exterior laundry. 27m2 garage + automatic door, laundry room 6 closets plenty of storage space& direct access to the house. Another 102m2 garage attached to the property. Gasoil CH. Too many extras to quote. Situated in a very privileged. 450.000€ Ref-1091 Tel: 609 211 710- THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in the CB News is to e-mail the text to (South) or (North) KENNELS, CATTERY, FINCA, Paddock, Stables for sale. 25000 sq meters, Good life style. Profitable, Licenced. Finestrat Area. Owners Retiring after 20 years. 875k .. 690 06 1752

Long term let TOWNHOUSE "CASA PRIMO" Carrer Concordia 14, Benidoleig old town. Newly renovated to modern standards. Two large double bedrooms, one bathroom. Fully fitted kitchen, sitting room with log fire and lounge. Hot and cold air conditioning. Patio at rear of house. Unfurnished. 400€ per month. (Minimum one year). Tel: 669 669 339 SPACIOUS 2 BED Apartment in Benissa Coast. 2 bed, 2 bath (1 ensuite), large kitchen, lounge, use of garden. D/G, C/H, easy parking, close to Calpe. Sorry - no pets. 500€ pm, plus bills. Call daytimes 676915864

Short term let PRIVATE SALE. LLIBER plot 1500m2, house 275m2 3 bedrooms with balconies, huge kitchen, Naya. Court yard and underbuild. Must be seen 249.500€ No Agents Tel. 686 438 541

LOS ALTOS, Las Palmeras. Renovated villa on one level, 2 bed, 2 baths, spacious lounge, well presented, furn., a/c, heating, conservatory, solarium, parking, com. pool. 159,500 Euro 966 773 985 - 616 939 326 -

Properties over 400.000€

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DIRECT FROM OWNER Sale/ Rental Javea Montgo Superb 6 Bed 5 bath villa.Own Tennis Jacuzzi Huge Pool/Plot javeavil Tel 44 7880727631

Business opportunities LANGUAGE ACADEMY Good student base, well established. Looking for partner or sell complete. 9,900€. Will finance. 697 834 934

BUY VINYL RECORDS, record player, CD’s and Radios. 651 187 549.

BOOKSHOP BENIDORM Indoor Market. Trading since 2002,owners now retiring. Easy to run, profitable business with short hours.€35,000 including all stock and fixtures. Rent €900pm including bills. Freehold also available. Call 637161475

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


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