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Spain in court over asset declaration Spain has been referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for imposing whopping fines on taxpayers for failing to report assets held in other European countries via the infamous Modelo 720 form. A European Commission (EC) press release notes that the Spanish government requires resident taxpayers to submit this information to the

authorities. “This includes properties, bank accounts and financial assets,” according to an EC spokesman. “The failure to submit this information on time and in full is subject to sanctions that are higher than those for similar infringements in a purely domestic situation, and which may even exceed

the value of assets held abroad.” Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

PP takes over Torrevieja

Partido Popular politician Eduardo Dolón has returned to the mayorship of Torrevieja – four years after he last held the post. He was voted in during a meeting in the council chamber on Saturday. Sr Dolón has announced the full team of councillors who will run the town until 2023. All the details will be in Friday’s Costa Blanca News / + 34 966 49 11 63 / Ctra. Moraira a Calpe, 19, 03724 Moraira, Alicante /

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Bali Stair Run The annual stair run at the Hotel Gran Bali in La Cala took place last Saturday afternoon, covering 52 floors from the ground floor up to the roof. In total 500 runners took part – 100 more than last year, including a number of firefighters from different countries. For the first time in the 16 year event history, a woman

from Germany was amongst the squad, all running fully equipped with helmets and oxygen tanks up the 924 steps so adding around an additional 30 kilos in weight – which was won by Carlos Tejeda Martin from Madrid in 7 minutes 32 seconds. The race was divided up into Elite athletes and Open men’s and ladies in each, in addition to a special category

for the firefighters. The winners of the elite was German national George Heimann in 4 minutes 37 seconds for the men and Suzy Walsham, an Australian in 5 minutes 31 seconds for the ladies, knocking 12 seconds of the previous winning time, who each won €300 prize money. The Albanian Paralympic athlete Haki Doku also took part, ascending the 52 flights of stairs in his wheelchair in reverse and even one of the CBN team – Emily (No346) took part!

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Man rescued from rough sea A local police officer form Orihuela Costa put his own life at risk last Thursday to rescue a 21-year-old man from the US, who was being smashed into rocks by the waves at Cabo Roig beach. The man was unconscious but floating in the water. His father, who was at the scene, could not reach him

due to the rough sea. The police officer asked local company Stella Maris for a jet ski and one of the company’s workers took them both to the rocky area. The officer dived into the sea and managed to rescue the man, who had several open wounds. He was taken to hospital, where he is recovering from his ordeal.

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Fire over Benidorm At around 5pm on Monday afternoon firefighters were alerted to smoke coming from the Sierra Helada, the mountain directly behind the Aqualandia water park in the

Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm which could be seen from as far away as Altea. Crew were immediately dispatched, but due to the remoteness were unable to

reach the area by foot so a helicopter had to drop a team down. A water plane was spotted repeatedly dipping down along the Altea-Albir seafront scooping up seawater to drop down on the flames in addition to a heli-

copter, which landed in the Aqualandia carpark. The crews spent nearly three hours tackling the blaze, the cause of which is yet unknown and firefighters remained at the scene to ensure any stray embers did not reignite.

Locals and holidaymakers are reminded not to discard any cigarette ends or glass which can reflect and ignite from the sun, quickly spreading in the current dry climate and to call 112 if they do spot smoke to prevent the spread of forest fires.

Summer reinforcement nurses welcomed Torrevieja hospital welcomed more than 70 new nurses on Thursday morning, some of whom have recently started working with the public health service in the area and others who will do soon in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. The departments for human resources and nursing worked together to select qualified professionals to join the team over the next few months. They were all invited to a training day last Thursday, which included a presentation of their duties and ‘the mission, vision and values’ of Torrevieja Salud, the pri-

vate company which manages the catchment area for the regional government. The new recruits were able to learn the procedures used in the hospital and primary care, as well as how to act in case of an accident in the

workplace. These classes were intended to guarantee the nurses own safety, as well as to teach them skills and duties that will be very useful for their day to day work. In this respect, they were

also taught basic and advanced CPR, patient moving techniques and patient safety. “It is fundamental to update the knowledge we acquire each day and enrich the human values of our pro-

fessionals, as well as to make them feel committed and involved with the organisation in order to provide maximum quality assistance to patients,” said director of nursing, Pepa Soriano.

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Benissa coastal health centre almost ready Actions and improvements have been made to a wing of the Aula del Mar building located at the Benissa coastal tourist office to enable new health facilities, which will benefit from a doctor's office, a nursing clinic, reception, waiting room and adapted washrooms.

The health centre will serve up to 5,000 residents located nearby, who will no longer have to make the long journey to Benissa town centre. Recently, Juan Puig, commissioner of the department of health of Denia, as well as representatives of Marina Salud and Benissa council

attended the health centre to check the status of the works. Benissa town hall confirmed its commitment to provide the facility a year ago, and it should be open by July, when an influx of tourists are due to arrive and the need for the centre more important than ever.

Cardona out as Benissa elects new mayor A council session held in Benissa on Saturday has elected Arturo Poquet from the Popular Party as the new town mayor. With a notable public presence, the votes were counted, and it was a close call as both Poquet and the outgoing mayor, Abel Cardona, both received eight votes each. Because the Popular Party received the greatest number of votes in the recent elections, and

with standalone councillor Isidor Mollà withdrawing his support for Cardona, it meant that Poquet was elected as mayor for the next four years. It is a bonus for many residents, as Poquet speaks English. The new formation that will now make up the council is formed by Arturo Poquet, Ximo Nadal, Isabel Bou, Rosa Pino, Adrián Cabrera, Lorena Ivars, Jorge Ivars and Adrian Ivars as members of

the Popular Party. Abel Cardona, Belén Ivars, Fernando López, María de Carmen Giner, María Vrajeshvari are from Reiniciem Benissa, and Carol Ivars and Marina Renner are councillors of the PSOE. Mari Carme Ronda is the representative of Compromís and Isidor Mollà remains as a standalone. Costa Blanca News will carry a full round-up of new and renewed mayors in this Friday's edition.

Altea improves Sierra Bernia access

Calp News

Works have begun on improvement works along the Costera Blanca road in Serra Bèrnia d’Allte, with access through to El Riquet. The project is estimated to take around three months which includes new pavements and gutters, quite a feat with a slope of 20% at

A walk through the heart of Calp e essence of the Mediterranean coast can be felt in every corner of Calp’s historic centre. Its narrow and marine streets incite you to walk and discover peaceful corners full of charm. Walking through Calp you will come across jewels like the “Forat a la Mar” , the remains of the outer wall that surrounded Calp that introduce us into the “arrabal” . A suburb of Moorish origin formed by narrow and steep streets, with small white washed houses. From these

streets we reach the “Torreó de la Peça” , a defensive bastion that was part of the wall and where the “peça”or piece of artillery that defended the Christian nucleus in the 15th century was installed. Its interior houses the Collecting museum that temporarily exhibits a private collection. Leaving the museum behind we walk to the Plaza de la Villa, the heart of the city, where Nuestra Señora de las Nieves church is located. Its construction dates back to the early 70s. en we come to the Contemporary Art Gallery museum orthe old town

hall, which houses temporary exhibitions. Descending a few meters, we can visit the History and Archeology museum, an emblematic building with the architecture of 18th century manor house that now houses exhibits and remains of the medieval site of La Pobla de Ifac and the roman site of the Baños de la Reina. And as if that wasn’t enough, we still have the “Plaça dels Mariners” , a charming place next to the Fishermen’s Guild, paying homage to Calp’s seafaring roots.

the upper end. There will also be new signage and a safety barrier made of steel with a wooden covering at dangerous spots. The project is estimated to come in at €480,450.76 of which half is being financed by the Alicante Provincial Government.

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Superyacht visits Calpe The fifty-metre-long custom motor yacht, 'Latona' made a visit to Calpe bay on Sunday. The turquoise yacht was built by CRN in Italy, and made its debut at the Monaco yacht show in 2018 before being delivered to its owner, whose name has not been disclosed. The Latona was built as a bespoke yacht, and is estimated to have cost at least €10 million with an annual upkeep of €1 million. Latona's interior configur-

ation has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to ten guests overnight, in five cabins comprising of a master suite, two double cabins and two twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to nine crew on board. Latona features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) classification society rules, and is MCA Compliant.

Photograph by David Stockton

Beach ban for motorists Motorists have been banned from driving to Calblanque natural beach park from June 22 to September 1. People are also warned that they cannot take their dogs to the beach. The authorities pointed out that beachgoers can take a mini-bus at the entrance to Calblanque and

stressed that these operate every 20 minutes. Calblanque is a regional park and one of the most popular virgin beaches in Murcia region, which is visited by thousands of people each day in the summer. The aim of the ban is to protect the flora and the fauna of the park.

The luxury yacht is also fitted with 'zero speed stabilisers' which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort when the yacht is stationary, particularly in rough waters. Latona is capable of a top speed of 15 knots, and comfortably cruises at 14 knots. With her 48,000 litre fuel tanks, she has a maximum range of 3,800 nautical miles at 11 knots. Her water tanks store around 12,000 litres of fresh water.

Grenade blown up A hand grenade was detonated on Friday between Cala Cortina beach and the Trincabotijas navy fortress in Cartagena. The controlled explosion was carried out by the navy’s bomb squad.

The grenade was found by a hiker, who phoned the Arsenal in the city. The grenade had to be exploded where it was found. The site was cordoned off, as moving it was considered to be too dangerous.

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24-hour phone line for victims of harassment during Hogueras Alicante council will have a special telephone line – 618 86 24 54, manned 24 hours a day during the city’s Hoguera festivities, to assist victims of sexual aggression and harassment. This is in addition to the usual 112 emergency telephone line. The council is also handing out pamphlets and maps showing seven different locations where victims can go to report harassment of any type. These seven points are located at the Guardia Civil station, at the local police station in the municipal market, at the National Police station in Calle Medico Pas-

cual Pérez, at the main National Police station, in the Isabel La Catolica avenue and the Provincial Regional police station in Doctor Gadea 10, as well as at the local police posts at the back of the town hall and at the Plaza Puerta del Mar

Benidorm’s 'Dove Park' to be renovated in two phases The town’s Elche Park, known locally to Brits as ‘Dove Park’, was Benidorm's first park and was built during Franco’s time; it has been renovated a few times over the past decades, but now will undergo extensive remodelling. It is located at the start of the Poniente beach, next to Benidorm harbour and the town centre. The work will be carried out in two phases to allow tourists to enjoy part of the park while the other part is being worked on. A mini digger has already started to dig up the garden area.

Mayor Toni Pérez said that the first phase will be the renovation of the garden areas, and the promenade walkway will remain open. When the first phase is finished, this will reopen and

then the promenade paving will be replaced with the same paving as used on the Poniente promenade, and new railings will be installed. All work will be finished by November 1. New access ramps and steps to the beach will also be installed and all the light bulbs will be replaced by LED bulbs. The gardens will still keep its trees and the park will have various wi-fi access points. The total cost of the work to be carried out is €1,992m, and has a €950,000 subsidy from the provincial government.

Beach handball for the Costa Orihuela Costa will be hosting a beach handball competition next month. The ‘Arena 1000 Playas de Orihuela Trofeo Costa Blanca 2019’ runs from July 7 to 9. Mayor Emilio Bascuñana said the event was an important national competition. “It is being held in our town for the second

consecutive year and shows our capacity to organise large events,” he said. The mayor said that beach handball is a very enjoyable sport and he invited residents in the area to go to watch. He noted that 110 teams will be taking part at eight pitches which will be set up at Playa de Cala Bosque in La Zenia.

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Submarine crew visit Torrevieja In one of his last acts as mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón received the crew and captain of the Mistral navy submarine at the town hall last week. Vessel captain Jorge Garrido Maestre signed the ‘book of honour’ and was handed a traditional salt boat – the symbol of Torrevieja. A town hall spokesman ex-

plained that the submarine crew – which numbers more than 30 people – had come to Torrevieja to visit the Delfín navy submarine, which has been converted into a museum. The spokesman noted that a couple of members of the Mistral crew had served on the Delfín before it was decommissioned from the Spanish navy.

Fire protection works in San Miguel Former local councillor for the environment in San Miguel de Salinas, María José Costa, revealed that forestry guards have started clearing bushes, weeds and pine trees at Ciudad de las Comunicaciones and Torrestrella. Sra Costa noted that the council has asked the regional government to carry out the work due to the high

risk of fire in the area. “They cleaned this zone last year and are doing it again for this summer,” she said. However, no permanent fire fighting team has been posted to protect the Sierra Escalona area from forest fires. The nearest specialised countryside fire unit is in Guardamar del Segura.

Talk of the town Admissions have opened for those wanting to learn a foreign language in Javea for the 2019-20 academic year. English, French and German are on offer at the EOI – escuela oficial de idiomas – in the Marina Alta town; the former to level B2 and the others to level A2. Applications can be made electronically up to June 27 at pi-matricula or at the EOI website Denia, which also has

full information about the courses. This is open to existing students wishing to continue their studies and people wanting to start learning a language. The paperwork must be taken to the casa de cultura in Plaça de Baix in Javea old town, by July 25 - including the registration form, photocopy of identification, proof of payment, certification and a photograph if applicable.

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A taste of India in the campo

Members of Los Alcazares Camera Club took up the kind invitation of member Nilam Wright on Tuesday (June 11) to visit her delightful home in the hamlet of Casas Del Aljibe, San Javier. Members took the opportunity to both experiment in camera angles, apertures, speeds and lighting, when photographing food, and then, with most fetching pinafores, the art of preparing and cooking that perfect curry, be it Korma, Tikka Masala, Balti, Jalfrezi, Madras or Bombay Potatoes. The art of rolling a chapati and cooking over a flame was explained by Nilam, followed by

members letting fly with flour and water. Nilam's three rescue dogs, wisely made a hasty retreat from the kitchen, as flour flew and flames threatened to set fire to the recently decorated kitchen. Your scribe's chapati, rather than a perfect sphere, looked a little like the Isle of Wright, but nevertheless, cooked to perfection, and tasted just fine. Thanks were expressed to Nilam, for letting members into some of the mysteries of Indian cooking, and to member Richard Townsend, for helping take that perfect shot, remembering that photographs are not taken, they are made.

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Local war veteran presented with French Legion D’honneur

75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2019, Normandy American War Cemetery, Collville-Sur-Mer Charles Phillip Juroe, known to everyone as ‘Jerry’, was one of five World War Two Veterans to have been presented with the Award of the Legion D’Honneur by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, during the 75th Anniversary Ceremony that took place at the Normandy American Cemetery on June 6. The award was given for their contributions to the Liberation of France from D-Day until peace was declared. Jerry landed on Utah Beach on June 7 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and then fought through France, Belgium, Germany and finished on the Czechoslovakian border. During his progress through Europe, whilst fighting in Belgium, he was wounded. For this, Jerry was also awarded the Purple Heart. Jerry, who now lives in Calpe, was born in California in September 1923 and was only 20 when he landed in Normandy! He is a member of the Aircrew Association Costa Blanca and the Navy League of The United States, Levante Council and still, as he approaches his 96th birthday, takes an active part in both organisations’ functions! Those who know Jerry are absolutely delighted to know that he has been de-

servedly recognised for his war service in France! The photographs show Jerry (the veteran without a hat) with three other award recipients, just prior to the start of the Ceremony and, wearing his Legion D’Honneur, with Colonel Xavier Toutain, the Defence Attaché at the French Embassy in Madrid, just after the Ceremony on the bluff just above what had been Omaha Beach on D-Day. Colonel Toutain was instrumental and a great help in processing Jerry’s application for the award through the many bureaucratic channels that had to be circumnavigated. Our warmest congratulations to Jerry, a much deserved award for a special veteran!

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Happy birthday your Majesty! The Royal Society of St George on the Costa Blanca celebrated the official 93rd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at La Masena Restaurant in Javea. Gathering on the terrace for pre-lunch drinks on Saturday June 8, 56 members and guests enjoyed an excellent meal and good wines.

The society was welcomed by Chairman Bob Hunt MBE who invited the gathering to stand and raise a toast to the continuing good health of the Queen. Anyone ‘English at heart’ who would like to enjoy the company of like-minded people can find out more at www.stgeorgecostablanca. org.

Dedicated Chums are real friends CHUMS (friends of charity) is a small friendly registered charity based in Benidorm and Albir. Last week members went shopping with the ladies from Alfaz del Pi Food Bank. They bought just under €600 worth of food and sundries which the supermarket promised to deliver. The photo shows the food and sundries and Marilyn and Peter (1st and 2nd left) of CHUMS together with the ladies from the food bank. The charity group have been working for just under four years and have raised just over €17,000 to help La Nucia, Alfaz del Pi, Benidorm and Fi-

nestrat Food banks. All the money raised is used for food banks and all expenses are paid by CHUMS’ founders Marilyn and Peter Rogers.

See the 'Events' pages for more information about their upcoming diary dates. To contact Chums please ring Marilyn on 965 864 394.

Old friends seek Pat Holmes Old school friends are looking for a lady who was born Pat Holmes in 1948 and attended George Dixon Girls Grammar School in Birmingham. Helen Gold (nee Newman) explained that several years ago she placed an advert in England, from which she contacted several old acquaintances.

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U3A Vall Del Pop Prize giving at General Assembly Our General Assembly on Thursday, June 6, concluded with the prize giving for last month’s Treasure Hunt, and the raffle draw for the beautiful decorated fruit cake made by Mary Wood, who also leads the Sugar Craft group. Fortunately, the treasure hunt was held on a beautiful sunny day, after the torrential downpours that week, and gave a lot of fun and some head scratching to the teams, and plenty of head-scratching to the marshals when one team went missing! Prizes were presented by Bob, our President, and Marie, the event organiser, to: 1st Team 6 Belinda & Roger Crick. Liz & Lionel Bott; 2nd Team 1 Chris & Phil

Mary's beautiful fruit cake

Watkins – who generously redonated the prize for use at another event; 3rd Rosie & Paul Jackson. David & Lesley Hutt A further prize, of the jar of sweets, went to Alyke van de Loo, who had guessed within one sweet the number of sweets in the jar, 103. This part of the General Assembly was completed by the raffle draw for Mary´s beautiful fruit cake, which raised €174 for the charity fund, and was won by Lizzie Williams, who unfortunately could not be there - but there were many many offers to look after it and to give it to her! Then the prize for the full house of members who had attended the GA, was the talk by Dr. Benjamin Tinker entitled ‘Back to Health’ about easing aches and pains. 'Back' to health

Dr. Benjamin Tinker

After the General Assembly on Thursday, June 6 Dr. Ben-

Presentaion to Easy Horse Care Rescue

jamin Tinker, a Chiropractor based in Calpe, gave a full house of members an interesting and thought-provoking talk entitled 'Back to Health’. Benjamin explained that chiropractors deals with body function through manipulation and exercise rather than the dispensing of pills. Whilst the taking of pain killers may allow easier use of the damaged part of the body often this continued use, rather than the rest that is needed, does more harm than good. Benjamin graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, England in 2009. He specialises in helping people with arthritic conditions of the spine, hips and knees with more than 700 people locally and over 3000 people in Peru benefitting from his skills. To read more about both see the Costa Blanca News this Friday (North only).

Bridge Club donate Leaders of the Torrevieja Paul Cunningham Nurses U3A Bridge club, Margaret whilst the other shows the Tracey and Pam Price re- presentation to a member cently met up with repre- of the Easy Horse Care sentatives from two local Rescue Centre deserving causes. During the meeting the representatives were presented with €200 each to assist their charities in their splendid work. Photographs show Margaret and Pam handing over a cheque to Jenny Allen from PCN receive their cheque

Torrevieja U3A Well, here we are virtually halfway through 2019 and planning for the summer recess of the majority of the Torrevieja U3A activities. On Friday, June 10 we had the beginning of the end of term celebrations with the Annual Summer Party. This was held, as is becoming the norm, at the Vistabella Golf Club and with a great turnout of members who were treated, as is also normal, to a buffet meal which was laid on by the warm and friendly bar staff who ensured there was plenty of food to more than satisfy all those present. The entertainment was once again provided by the excellent 'Woody' who kept practically everyone on their feet, singing along and dancing until well into the evening. For those that wanted to spend some time relaxing, there were the splendid views across the golf courses to enjoy until the sun disappeared

in a magnificent sunset to mark the end of yet another fantastic U3A event.. As mentioned this event, which has been run for several years by one of the U3A members, Janice Jones, seems to have now become a ritual and it would look as if it will carry on for many more years to come. It is strongly recommended that any members wanting to attend in future, that they get their names down early so as to avoid being disappointed.

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Anything Goes is a sensational success Yet again STUDIO32 smash it with their excellent rendition of the Cole Porter musical ‘Anything Goes’. From the moment the show started until the final curtain the audience were treated to some great songs and dynamic dance routines. Anything Goes is set in the early 1930’s aboard the ocean liner S.S. American. Nightclub singer turned evangelist Reno Sweeney played brilliantly by Lynn Preston in her first lead role, is en-route from New York to England, but her pal Billy Crocker played by Luke Ringrose (who due to one of the cast having to pull out, had only five weeks to learn the role which he pulled off amazingly), has stowed away

to be near his love, Hope Harcourt. The role of Hope was played by Sarah Hopewell and as always she gave a solid performance showcasing her beautiful soprano singing voice. As well as great solo numbers, the company

Strawberry success

On Tuesday, June 11 on what started out to be a lovely sunny day 50 people sat down to enjoy a 'Strawberry Tea'. We were beautifully entertained with vocals and guitar, by Marie with Liz and Pete Ritson - thank you. As the afternoon went on the sun went in and we were greeted by a chilly breeze, however, the rain kept away and the comments received indicate that everyone was happy and full of Strawberries & Cream, Scones with Strawberry Jam and Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake and a variety of trifles. Thanks to all who supported this event. Holy Communion is held in Albir every Sunday at

9.45am. You can find our Church (Norwegian Seaman’s Church) in the centre of Albir, on Carrer Mart (behind Rober Palas Hotel). Every Thursday at 11am at the Forum Mare Nostrum, Alfaz del Pi we have a service of Holy Communion. Healing service is the second Thursday of each month. For more information please call our Local Church Warden, Elaine Mitchell on 96 686 4962 or 636 164 467. Albir is one of eight congregations in the Chaplaincy, from Gandia to El Campello. Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy (the Church of England in Spain) has more information on the website

numbers made this a performance to remember. A highlight of the show has to be the company numbers Bon Voyage and Blow Gabriel. Excellent supporting roles were played by Bill Nicholson (Elisha Whitney) Judith O’Neill (Evangeline Har-

court) Anne Bell (Erma) Ian Crysell (Captain) Keith Longshaw (Purser) Cyril Derbyshire (Rev Henry T. Dobson) Susan Wilson (Luke) and Julie Cartwright (John). Reno’s Angels were played by Suzie Bradley, Lyndsay Kendall, Dawn Crysell and Vicky Holden.

On the final night the audience gave the performers a very well deserved standing ovation. Director and choreographer Susan Zilla Wilson has once again delivered another professional STUDIO32 hit.

Fete stays sunny side up The 13th annual summer fete of the Calpe branch of the Royal British Legion was blessed with sunshine and raised €2,192 for the 2019 Poppy Appeal. The first fete was staged back in 2007 and it remains an important fund raising event on the branch calendar. Poppy Appeal organiser Norman Hodgkiss thanked everyone who donated prizes for the grand raffle at the Gran Sol Hotel “and everyone who dug deep to raise this magic amount.” He also thanked volunteers for manning the stalls and stayed on duty in the heat to keep guests happy. Afterwards branch members enjoyed a meal at the Chino Asia in Fustera.

Maureen Dunn, George Carney and James Newlands on the book stall

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How... overdrafts should become simpler and easier to compare A radical shake-up of overdrafts from April next year has been confirmed by the Financial Conduct Authorit. Plans include stopping banks from charging higher prices for unarranged overdrafts than for arranged overdrafts. Fixed fees for borrowing through an overdraft will also be banned - calling an end to fixed daily or monthly charges, and fees for having an overdraft facility. Other changes include requiring banks to advertise arranged overdraft prices with an APR (annual percentage rate) to help customers compare them against other products. The overhaul should make it easier for people to see if they would be better off elsewhere - perhaps by getting an overdraft with another bank instead or a different product such as a personal loan which may work out less expensive in the longer-term. Banks and building societies will also be required to do more to identify customers showing signs of

financial strain or in financial difficulty. Overdraft charges are big business for banks, with about 30% from unarranged overdrafts. Charges have also been concentrated on a small number of customers. More than 50% of banks' unarranged overdraft fees came from just 1.5% of customers in 2016.

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Dedicated to protecting sight Opticians from Javea and Calpe visit the Melvin Jones glasses re-cycling centre.

As part of their commitment to improving lives through better eyesight, Specsavers Ópticas in Javea and Calpe visited a charity glasses recycling centre that it supports. The Melvin Jones Glasses Recycling Centre was founded by the Lions Club in 1997 in Tarragona and then moved to the current site in Alicante in 2007. It processes all the glasses which are donated to the Lions Clubs in Spain. They handle 100,000 pairs of glasses each year, employ two full time staff members and are assisted by six volunteer workers to ensure all those glasses can get to where they are needed. On Friday 31st of May, Alba Argudo and Abel Santiago Campana from Specsavers Ópticas in Javea and Calpe, met with Antonio Sansano, Director of the Melvin Jones Glasses Recycling Centre, to understand what happens to Specsavers customers´ glasses once they have been donated. They spoke to Mr Sansano to understand the process and toured the centre to see the different stages that the glasses go through before they are distributed to those in need all over the world. Mike Stone, Store Director of Specsavers Ópticas in Javea and Calpe, says: “Approximately 100,000 glasses and frames leave the centre every year on their way to more than 30 countries. A pair of glasses are an unaffordable luxury to a large part of the population, and can literally change people’s lives by allowing them to return to work or studies. We are proud to support the Lions by collecting and donating glasses and it was fantastic for us to see the hard work of the team at the Melvin Jones Centre to make sure the glasses get to those who need them in the best condition.” At the centre, the first stage of the process is to select which glasses can be used. Damaged glasses and glasses with an uncommon prescription are discarded, in order to ensure that all the glasses sent are easy for the volunteers to distribute. The glasses are then put in a cleaning bath for a 24 hour deep clean. Once clean, the prescriptions are checked and noted, and put into individual bags with the prescription printed on a piece of paper and the bags are marked “glasses for donation”, to avoid them

being used for any other purpose. The glasses are then sorted into prescription ranges, and divided into 3 big groups, +, -, and children. Glasses are shipped all over the world, with a focus on Africa, Asia and South America where glasses are hard to come by. They also distribute to different non profit organisations and projects, on request. Specsavers Ópticas have been working with the Lions Club in Spain since the first Spanish Specsavers store opened in Javea in April 2006 and started their long-standing collaboration with the Calpe and Benissa Lions. There are thousands of pairs of glasses donated annually from all nine stores in Spain, which are all processed at the Melvin Jones Centre. If you have unwanted or old glasses, please drop them into your nearest Specsavers Ópticas in Avenida Ejércitos Españoles No. 6 in Calpe or Avenida Del Pla 125 in Javea, and they will make sure they get to the Melvin Jones Recycling Centre.

Pushy sales tactics 'top turn-off for car buyers' A reputation for pushy sales tactics and negative online reviews are the top reasons why drivers would be deterred from visiting or buying from a used car dealer, analysis by AA Cars, the AA's used car website, has found. A reputation for pushy sales tactics would dissuade nearly a fifth (19%) of motorists, while 18% of car buyers see

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negative online reviews of a dealer as a turn-off. The survey of more than 17,200 drivers found that other turn-offs include a dealer who is reluctant to allow a reasonable test drive, cars that do not look as though they been cleaned or moved for a long time, and a dealer's lack of familiarity with the cars for sale.

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More bank transfer scam victims could now get their money back here's how

By Vicky Shaw, P A Transfer scams can be extremely convincing, and a new voluntary code from banks has been set up to help people who've fallen for them. Nobody wants to discover they've fallen prey to a financial scam. Some good news though - people who've been tricked into transferring money directly to a fraudster now have a new safety net, which should mean they have a better chance of getting a refund. Millions were lost to bank transfer fraud last year - most of it stolen from personal accounts. But a new industry code has been put into action, with a funding pot available for blameless scam victims. Here's a look at why the code has been introduced and how it works... What's the background? Sophisticated scams have been persuading people to transfer money themselves directly to criminals - only to

realise after the money has disappeared that they have been conned. Scams could start with emails, texts and cold calls, and people could be persuaded they are transferring money to a legitimate organisation such as their bank or another business. Scammers put victims under pressure so they don't have time to think, in some cases saying they need to transfer money urgently to a "safe" account. People in such situations have transferred large amounts in some cases, and because they authorised their bank to make the transfer, they may have lost their cash for good. By contrast, in cases where scammers steal money from people's accounts without their knowledge, blameless victims can generally expect to be refunded. So what's happened now? The new code has been in-

troduced as part of a wider fightback against this type of scam - known as authorised push payment (APP) fraud. It means victims who were tricked into transferring money but took reasonable care are much more likely to get their money back - even in circumstances where the customer's bank has also done everything reasonably expected of it to protect the customer. The industry has committed to provide initial funding for these "no blame" situations until the end of 2019. A longer-term funding pot should be agreed by January 2020. What else is being done to protect people from this type of fraud? A name-checking service called "confirmation of payee" is also in the pipeline. The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has proposed that the

UK's six biggest banking groups, which are involved in about 90% of bank transfers, fully put the confirmation of payee measures in place by March 31, 2020. Confirmation of payee works by making sure the name of the account someone is sending money to matches the name they have entered. Alerts will notify the payer when there has not been a match meaning corrections can be made before the payment is sent rather than people trying to claw the money back after the cash has been transferred. What pitfalls should I watch out for? While blameless scam victims should find it easier to get a refund, if you've been extremely careless then you shouldn't expect to get your money back under the code. People still generally

have a responsibility to protect themselves before they can expect to be reimbursed. This could include paying attention to any warning signs from their bank, and having a reasonable basis for believing the payment recipient was legitimate. But the code also acknowledges scams may be so convincing that even someone experienced in making payments couldn't protect themselves. While the voluntary code provides a new safety net, it's best to avoid getting scammed in the first place. So always take time to think and check if you're contacted out of the blue about making a payment. Report any suspect approaches from people to Action Fraud and tell your financial services provider. Help to avoid scams is available at:

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San Juan night San Juan is a magical night celebrated in many parts of the world on the night of June 23 with many following old traditions to bring good luck

like dipping your feet in the sea, throwing flowers for love, coins for wealth and fruit for health in to the sea. The Lions Club of Alfaz del Pi together with the local council of Alfaz will be organising a party at the anchor area of Albir beach where there will be live music, DJ and a bar for drinks and food. All the fun starts from 9pm. The Lions Club will be hoping to raise money for the local food bank. more inFor formation about San Juan and celebrations taking place see the Costa Blanca News this Friday.

Fiestas in Alcalalí Alcalali in the Jalon Valley will celebrate their annual fiesta starting this Friday finishing on Wednesday June 26. This fiesta is always popular, and should you wish to visit, it is advisable to park on the outskirts of the village. The fiestas include many parades, music, children's entertainment traditional dances, concerts religious processions and much more. The programme starts with the church bells ringing on Friday, June 21 to announce the beginning of

the fiestas. On Saturday, June 22 at 2pm there will be a giant paella in Carrer Nou with music. Sunday, June 23 is children’s day with a foam party at 12.30 lunchtime in Carrer Porxe. There will be fireworks on Sunday night. On Wednesday, June 26 there will be a Water park and water games from 11am in Avinguda Vall de Pop. For the full programme see the current edition of Costa Blanca News (North edition June 14-20).

Local theatre in Javea The Javea Players: I, Colitus Don’t delay in purchasing your tickets for Jávea Players’ popular summer show. Colitus, a close friend of Caesar, actually his slave, wrote the low down on what really happened on Caesar’s return to Rome from Egypt. There’s an amusing chorus, to set the various scenes, plus several slaves with ludicrous names such as Preposterous. Graziela Kaplan is perfectly cast as the sexy Cleopatra, while Caesar is Mike Martin and the hapless Colitus is played by Alastair Wallace. Showing at the Casa de Cultura from July 1-6. Tickets €18, including a meal. For more information see the On Stage pages of Costa Blanca News this Friday.

Royal Navy Association, Torrevieja The Royal Naval Association, Torrevieja Branch has had to change the venue for the monthly meetings once again! They now meet on the first

Wednesday of the month at 5pm at CHE LOCO bar/restaurant, El Chaparral urbanisation, Torrevieja. For more information

please contact Chairman Paul Edwards on 618 644 934, Vice Chairman Danny Kay on 96 671 6274 or Secretary Margaret Forshaw on 96 692 1996.

Celebrate Armed Forces Day in Orihuela Cathedral The Royal British Legion’s new National Chairperson, Una Cleminson will be attending the Armed Forces Day Service at Orihuela Cathedral on June 29, the very first major overseas event to be attended by Una. First observed in 2006, Armed Forces Day in the UK is an annual event to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. In Spain it is hoped that the 2019 event will celebrated by representatives from all security forces and veterans - including the Irish Services and the Guardia Civil, local and National Police - in order to raise awareness and appreciation of the sacrifices that have been, and are still being made all over the world, especially by those who are currently on active duty. Flying over especially from the Royal Hospital will be four Chelsea Pensioners, led by former RMP (SIB) WO1 Wayne Campbell. On the day a short parade led by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums, will start at the tourist information office at 17.15, followed by a service in the cathedral conducted by the district chaplain, Pastor Keith Brown and the Dean. The parade will be the first opportunity for us to see Jack Kemp, the new District Parade Marshall in action as he puts the branch standard bearers through their paces. Music will be provided by The Royal British Legion Concert Band in Spain, led by David Last, with choral accompaniment from the Crescendo International Choir, and this year it is hoped that former BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra member Sam Arthur, also a member of the Legion band, will be playing the cathedral organ. During the service local entertainer Stevie Spit and professional opera singer Valerie Lynch will be singing.

Dignitaries attending the event will include local mayors and councillors, as well as the Military Attaché from Madrid and representatives of the British Consul. To end the service a reception will be held in the cathedral cloisters, where nibbles can be enjoyed accompanied by music from the singers of La Pasión de Orihuela. There will be three free buses to and from the cathedral for those in the nearby areas Torrevieja or Orihuela Costa provided by the local. More information from Eddie Coleman by email at eddie coleman44@hotmail. com Members of the public are more than welcome to attend the event.

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Football at your fingertips Test fingertip control and the table top fun of Subbuteo football this month at the Portal de la Marina shopping centre – or watch the professionals in action. There is an open tournament at the Ondara mall on Friday June 21 and a competition for the registered experts on Saturday June 22 – both boast handsome prizes. And one of the miniature sport’s top players, Carlos Flores will be competing in the Saturday contest; his skills on the green baize have earned him the informal title ‘the Messi of Subbuteo’. The action on both days takes place at Portal de la Marina where eight table top pitches will be set out for players. Subbuteo attracts a number of devoted players; some have nostalgic memories of the game from their youth; in truth the game has never gone away. Pascal Carrassi is a founder member of Javea-based Marina Criterion Subbuteo Club and he said he hoped the two day’s play would spark interest and attract new faces – the

club meets on Saturday mornings between 10.00 and 12.00 at the town’s sports centre in Javea port. Montgoal Subbuteo Demo Fun on Friday is open to everyone; it is free and no previous experience is necessary; the vital equipment is supplied – Montgoal Subbuteo Open Pro follows the next day. See Portal de la Marina website, for more info

Chums events you can join CHUMS (friends of charity) is a small friendly registered charity based in Benidorm and Albir. They put on events with proceeds going to help charitable causes like local food banks. Their next events are: Wednesday, June 19 Fun quiz at The Why Not Bar in Benidorm (today) at 2pm.

Monday, June 24 Rustica, Albir at 12 noon for coffee and lunch at 1pm. Why don't you come along and meet some really lovely people, you can be sure of a warm reception. If you wish to get further information please ring Marilyn on 965 864 394.

Live music in Vergel Enjoy an evening of live music at Restaurante L’Alcoia. Friday, June 21: from 20.00 Big Jack Rhythms Band. Saturday, June 22: from 20.00 Live Music with Matt Mason.

Saturday, June 29: from 17.00 Big opening party with country music, square dance and BBQ. The restaurant is located at Avda. Alacant 1, 03770 El Vergel. Tel: 96 643 9850

Charity golf day in aid of kids Organised by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia, there will be a charity golf tournament on June 28 at Bonalba Golf in aid of underprivileged children helping to send them to a summer camp at Guadalest. The competition will be a Texas scramble and cost €55 per person which includes buggy, tapas and drinks €45 if not dining. Later there will be a raffle and an auction. There will also be a spa available. The event is open to all, not just Freemasons.

For more information please contact Jill Wyatt by email at

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Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Grilled peaches with whipped cream

Prawns with chilli and garlic

Gregg and Anna Wallace's recipes By Lauren Taylor, P.A. Spinach and ricotta cannelloni A simple, hearty dish to feed a family. "A beautiful dish and gloriously messy to make," says Gregg Wallace, who lays claim to this recipe in the couple's first cookbook together, Gregg's Italian Family Cookbook. This veggie dish is perfect for a family feast, when everyone is craving something hearty. Ingredients (Serves 4) 12 cannelloni tubes 150g mozzarella cheese, grated 4tbsp grated Parmesan cheese For the sauce: 1tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 700g passata Small handful of basil leaves For the filling: 300g spinach 500g ricotta cheese 4tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg, beaten Pinch of ground nutmeg Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method 1. Start by making the sauce. Put the oil into a saucepan over a medium heat and fry the onion and garlic for a few minutes, until softened. Pour in the passata, add the basil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 20 minutes, then set aside. 2. To make the filling, put the spinach into a saucepan with a splash of water

and place over a medium heat for five minutes, stirring from time to time, until wilted. Drain in a sieve, then transfer to a tea towel and squeeze really well to remove any excess water. Place the spinach on a board and chop very finely. 3. Place the ricotta in a bowl, add the Parmesan, egg, nutmeg and spinach, season with salt and pepper and mix well. 4. Preheat the oven to 180oC, 160oC fan, Gas mark 4. Set out an ovenproof baking dish about 23 x 30cm. add a ladleful of the tomato sauce and spread it out evenly. This will prevent the pasta from sticking. 5. Using a spoon or your fingers, push the filling into the cannelloni tubes, then transfer them to the baking dish. 6. Cover the tubes with the tomato sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan over the top, then cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. 7. Remove the foil, turn the oven to its highest setting and bake the dish for a further five to 10 minutes, until the surface is crisp and golden brown.

Allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving.

5. Serve with crusty bread to mop up all the lovely juices.

Prawns with chilli and garlic

Grilled peaches with whipped cream

Seafood done simply. This gamberi recipe was passed down from Anna's father, who was famous in their family for his barbecue cookery. "I can remember watching my dad make this recipe," she says in Gregg's Italian Family Cookbook, her new cookbook with husband Gregg Wallace. "They tasted so good that I even sucked the juices from the heads. It's a messy dish to eat, but so worth it."

Easy and delicious. MasterChef fans know Gregg Wallace loves a pudding, and this is Italian simplicity at it's best - absolutely anyone can make this recipe of Anna's. Present these to your dinner guests with their Italian name: 'Pesche alla griglia con panna montata'.

Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 3tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1tsp chilli flakes 28 raw large king prawns with shells on 300ml dry white wine 3tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley Crusty bread to serve (optional) Method 1. Put the oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and chilli flakes and fry over a medium heat for two to three minutes. 2. Add the prawns and cook, stirring, for two to three minutes until they turn pink. 3. Increase the heat, pour in the wine and allow to bubble for one minute so that the alcohol evaporates. 4. Sprinkle the prawns with the chopped parsley, then tumble them into a large serving dish.

Ingredients (Serves 4) 200g mascarpone cream cheese 2tsp vanilla paste 4 large ripe but firm peaches, halved and stones removed 2tbsp melted butter 8 amaretti biscuits, crushed

Method 1. Put the mascarpone and vanilla paste into a bowl and mix until smooth. Place in the refrigerator. 2. Place a griddle pan over a high heat. Meanwhile, brush the cut side of the peaches with the melted butter. 3. When the pan is hot, place the peaches on it, cutside down, and griddle for three minutes. They are ready when the flesh is golden brown and chargrilled lines have formed. 4. Transfer the peaches to a serving plate. Place a spoonful of the chilled cream in the middle of each half. 5. Sprinkle with the amaretti and serve straight away. Gregg's Italian Family Cookbook by Gregg & Anna Wallace is published by Mitchell Beazley Available now (


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18 Greetings

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Happy Birthday Pat

Pat with friends Maureen and Jean. Love from sister Vera, Jackie, Chris and family,

Felicidades Elaine


Happy birthday Luisa. Lots of love from all your family and friends

Hope you had a fabulous day on your birthday Jacqui, lots of love from husband Paul.

Happy birthday

Tracey, hope you have a fab day. Lots and lots of love from Imani xxxxx

Lots of love from Natalie xxxx

Happy birthday

Happy 6th Birthday, Melissa. As your favourite poem says ... "and now I am six, I'm as clever, as clever, so I wish I'd be six for ever and ever." Much love, Grandma and Grandad xxxxxx

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22 May - 21 Jun

In a quieter week that even threatens to be boring, keep your mind sharp by looking ahead. It is great to have time to catch up on smaller but essential tasks. Even so, too much inactivity can give you a case of the blues. Could this be the time to clear out your clutter and get to grips with longer-term finances? A little self-pampering would not go amiss, either! Do something just because it makes you feel good inside.

You don't mind a bit of disruption, as you know it can bring good changes. At the moment, it could be the best way to jog you out of a sense of dull routine. So when a friend suggests that you try something different, why not go for it? This week, something that you read or see gives a sense of relief. Yes, there is always someone who has bigger problems! This moment could be an emotional turning point.

In a week that is sure to stir strong emotions, wait before responding verbally. Words have extra strong meanings when feelings run high. Of course, this may be a week that really helps you to clear the air. Anything that has been brewing for some time comes up with a strong taste, doesn't it? Time, though, is likely to be on your side. Think carefully and be kind to yourself and others (if possible!)




24 July - 23 Aug

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24 Sept - 23 Oct

It may be hard to shift people and get them to make decisions at the moment. Frustrations could lead to sharp words which are best avoided. Maybe through social means you are able to wake others up? Getting everyone together may be resisted but could be the best way to get things moving. Try to tie this up with having a bit of a relaxed time afterwards. How long is it since you had some really good fun?

Caring less about what others think of you and thinking more about what you need is important for you this week. Gaining more confidence in yourself and your abilities means not listening to those who, let's face it, really don't know you that well! This is your life and, if others want to be a part of it, they must show that they care and stop criticising or ignoring your needs.

The start of a social change is always unsettling. What has recently happened seems at odds with what you would have expected. Fate has strange ways of turning us in a new direction, and not always at the time we thought it would happen. As the weekend draws near, it becomes clear who it is that will point the way forward. The two of you need to talk and not avoid the big question.




23 Nov - 21 Dec

Too much to do? Not enough time to do it in? Slowing down a bit can help as it gives the chance to make a clear plan. Organisation can sometimes be a bad word for you when you want to avoid being tied down. Even so, it can work for you now. Why waste time on small matters when you can jump into the big picture? You know where you are going then, do you?

22 Dec - 20 Jan

Some days you feel confident and on others you feel ineffective. Is that really down to you though? Maybe others are undermining your self image, either by being awkward or trying to ignore your needs. Step back and think. Could you get the reactions that you need by not always being available or agreeable? Could you get away from all this and just go and have some fun for a few days?

21 Jan - 19 Feb

Being yourself sometimes involves being at odds with others. Don't let this worry you. A show of confidence in what you are doing now makes those around you realise your strengths. Easy-going as you can be, it must be clear that you are capable of putting yourself first. At the end of the day this is for everyone's benefit. After all, who wants a weak leader? We have enough of those!


22 June - 23 Jul

The need to confide in someone is strong in a week of emotions and turmoil. Some exchanges help to clear the air and, eventually, make you feel better. Others need you to take one step back before reacting spontaneously. Other people can be very testing of your patience but there is someone who understands and has known the same situations. Seek them out.


24 Oct - 22 Nov

Having been plugged in to high emotion recently, you now need to tone everything down and, if possible, take a break. It does not have to be an exotic holiday (although that would be nice!) A few days visiting a friend or relative should do the trick. As a new page is being turned, you need to fully understand the one you are leaving. It is easy to glamorise a period of time that seemed ideal.


20 Feb - 20 Mar

Although you normally swim with the tide, there are times when you want to go against the flow. This is especially true at the moment when you really need to do your own thing. It is basic to your nature to question what matters, even if the structures have been in place for some time. The need to move on to something new is now quite overwhelming. Do it in a planned and calm way though.

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How to create braided hairstyles for summer By Katie Wright, P.A. Experts talk Katie Wright through the prettiest plaits, inspired by the SS19 catwalks. Braids were big news on the SS19 catwalks, from chunky rapunzel-esque ropes to itty-bitty plaits, and now that summer is (almost) here, it's the perfect time to try the trend. Whether you're off to a festival and want to keep your strands looking fresh for as long as possible, or heading to a wedding and want a pretty 'do, to complement your dress, we've got the experts' advice on how to recreate the catwalk looks at home - and they're not difficult to do. Follow our how-to guides to create these three beautiful braided hair styles... 1. Hidden braids "Usually seen as romantic and delicate, this season, braids were used to add tension and attitude to the overall look," explains GHD hair stylist Eugene Souleiman, who created the hidden 'microbraids' look at the Preen and Dion Lee shows, where hair was then pulled back into ponytails or buns. Margot Robbie has already taken the look from the catwalk to the red carpet - her hair stylist Bryce Scar-

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lett added four thin boho braids to the actor's hair for an appearance at Cannes last month. This is the easiest catwalk look to recreate, Souleiman says, because the hidden braid look is all about being free and easy: "There are no key steps. It's about looking at what you have and working with that, as opposed to being overly technical." So it's up to you - just blow dry your hair as usual and add a few basic three-strand plaits wherever you like. To add texture and grip, dust a little volumising powder and run it through the strands wherever you want to braid.

You can leave the ends loose and untied like Margot Robbie's, or create a messy bun as seen on the Preen catwalk. Design.ME Puff.ME volumising powder mist 2. Rope braids At Max Mara, models including Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid were given a super-sleek rope braid tied with a long leather cord. "The key to this style is the neat and slick centre-part pony that sits chicly at the bottom of the head," says Sapphire Driver, Bleach London brand manager, stylist and colourist. "Using a tail comb, make a clean centre part in the hair. Keep the hair malleable with a light oil or serum our Bleach London Hair Elixir is a good option, as it doesn't make the hair too greasy. "Comb the rest of the hair down smoothly to the nape of the neck and secure with a band, then complete the braid - this is a standard three section plait, which is nice and easy." "Once braided to the bottom of the hair, fasten with a band and finish the entire look with a very light covering of hairspray. "At Bleach London, we combine plaits and braids

with Super Cool Colour designs, meaning that the plait stands out even more with a spectrum of colour." Bleach London hair elixir VO5 frizz free cream Accessorize resin cuff hair pony 3. Triple braids Hidden braids weren't the only hairstyle at Dion Lee, some models were given 'Dutch' or 'box' braids. Now, Head & Shoulders is encouraging footie fans to show their support for England in the Women's World Cup this summer, by wearing 'three lines' in their hair to represent the Three Lions on the team shirt, whether that's braids, twists or buns. Dutch braids may look complicated but they're actually quite simple. The technique uses three strands, starting at the hair line and gradually adding more hair as you work backwards - check out a YouTube tutorial online to learn how. To create a 'three lines' triple braid, add a little volumising powder to make the hair easier to grip, then position your Dutch braids about an inch apart, starting above your ear. Finish with a spritz of hairspray to keep the braids looking neat. Schwarzkopf OSiS+ soft dust volumising powder Eds hair VO5 invisible ultimate hold hairspray

20 Mind and Body

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Liz Earle's top tips for menopause symptoms during summer By Liz Connor, P.A. Wellbeing guru Liz Earle speaks to Liz Connor about navigating hot flushes and night sweats during sizzling sunny weather. Dealing with sticky temperatures on a hot summer's day can be challenging enough at the best of times, but if you're going through the menopause, the added irritation of hot flushes can make summer unbearable. Characterised by a sudden feeling of intense heat throughout the body, hot flushes are one of the most common signs of perimenopause - the years of hormonal fluctuation leading up to the natural end of a woman's menstrual cycle. They're usually harmless

but can often trigger intense and sometimes embarrassing symptoms, like sweating, palpitations and a noticeable flushing of the face. Summer can be a particularly tricky time for women going through menopause, when warmer weather can further aggravate issues like night sweats and insomnia, making it even tougher to deal with. "There is often so little support and information about the menopause for women who need it most," says Liz Earle, wellbeing guru and author of new eguide, The Truth About HRT ( Earle, 56, admits she had no real concept of what the menopause would be like, until she started to experience the tricky symptoms herself. "When I started my journey, I was baffled to discover how many myths and how much misinformation there is in the media," she says. Now a bit of a master of the menopause, Earle has put together a few handy tips for women during the menopause years - for beating the hottest days of the year, both at home and at work. Here's how she manages to keep her cool and breeze through July and August... 1. Consider HRT Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to help relieve some of the most common symptoms of the menopause, such as hot flushes, night sweats, and emotional flareups and reduced sex drive. In a nutshell, HRT replaces hormones that are at a lower level due to menopause. Every woman will experience the menopause differently, so it's important to chat through the best op-

tions for you with your own doctor. For instance, some types of HRT can are associated with potentially serious side-effects, but there may also be big benefits that will generally outweigh the risks. Your GP can explain the different types of HRT available and help you decide if it's suitable for you. Earle believes HRT is "the number one strategy for genuine help [for the menopause] and is far safer than many may think. Hormone replacement therapy is simply about using the oestrogen hormone to replace what our ovaries no longer make naturally (or produce in declining levels during the perimenopause)," she adds. "One of the main benefits of this oestrogen top-up is the impact on hot flushes and night sweats, which are at their worst on hot summer nights when it's so much harder to keep cool. With HRT, night sweats and insomnia usually subside in just a few days, making the summer heat so much more bearable." 2. Avoid caffeine after 3pm If your menopause symptoms have prevented you from getting a decent night's kip, that afternoon cup of coffee can feel like a godsend. However, Earle says it's best to steer clear of caffeine pick-me-ups and stick to decaff options if you're struggling to sleep. She explains: "Caffeine is a stimulant that can interrupt sleep-

ing patterns, which can be especially trying during this time of life." Caffeine peaks in the blood within 30-60 minutes of drinking it, giving you a fairly instant perk, but it has a much longer half-life of three to five hours. (Half-life is the time it takes for your body to eliminate half of the drug.) "Try swapping night-time cups of tea for their decaffeinated equivalent, or even a sleep-inducing herbal tea, such as chamomile or lemon verbena," suggests Earle. "Personally, I avoid caffeine in all forms (including dark chocolate) after 3pm to ensure a better night's sleep." 3. Keep your bedroom cool "Simple night-time strategies can make all the difference during the summer, when mid-life women can be driven to breaking point," says Earle. "Having a small fan beside the bed or wearing pyjamas made out of cooling, sweat-wicking fabric which draws moisture away from the body are both ideas worth considering." She also suggests switching to a lightweight duvet and, if you're sharing with a partner, opting for two single duvets on a double bed, so there are no 'duvet wars' when it comes to keeping covered. 4. Stock up on sage There are also herbal remedies Earle believes can help. "Some women find that specific herbal supplements, such as sage, can help with hot flushes, and these can be worth considering for those ruling out HRT," she says. Sage is often taken as a tea, but it's also available in capsule form from most local

health food shops. "Smallscale studies suggest sage supplements or sage tea, using just one sage leaf in a mug of hot water, can have an antiperspirant effect, reducing night sweats," she adds. Remember, it's always advisable to check with your doctor that any new supplements you're considering don't clash with any medications you may be taking. 5. Look after your diet Earle believes that food has "tremendous power" to help the body navigate through a significant hormonal change like the menopause. "What we choose to eat is one of the most important wellbeing factors we can actually control in life," she says. "In the heat, it's often tempting to skip meals and not eat properly, but eating the right balance of nutritious and healthy foods can have a hugely positive impact on how we look and feel." As well as getting your five-a-day, Earle specifically suggests including phytoestrogens in your diet, which she says provide oestrogenlike compounds that occur naturally in the plant kingdom. Good sources include soya milk, green beans, flax and pumpkin seeds. "These foods can help ease many menopausal symptoms for some," says Earle - and as an added bonus, she says they're also super nutritious and delicious in their own right. If you're finding your menopause symptoms particularly troublesome, make an appointment to speak to your GP as treatments and support are available. The Truth About HRT by Liz Earle, is available now to download from

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Circumcision in men Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. Why would circumcision be carried out on a man? Circumcision may be carried out for a number of reasons both medical and non-medical Medical reasons In men, circumcision is sometimes considered a possible treatment option for the following conditions: Phimosis Phimosis is where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis. This is the most common medical reason for circumcision. This can sometimes cause pain when the penis is erect and, in rare cases, passing urine may be difficult. Recurrent balanitis Balanitis is where the foreskin and head of the penis become inflamed and infected. Paraphimosis Paraphimosis is where the foreskin can't be returned to its original position after being pulled back, causing

the head of the penis to become swollen and painful. Immediate treatment is needed to avoid serious complications, such as restricted blood flow to the penis. Balanitis xerotica obliterans This condition causes phimosis and, in some cases, also affects the head of the penis, which can become scarred and inflamed. Cancer of the penis Cancer of the penis is a very rare type of cancer, where a red patch, wart-like growth or ulcer appears on the end of the penis or under the foreskin. Non-medical reasons Circumcision is a common practice in the Jewish and Islamic communities, and it's also practised by many African communities. Most nonmedical circumcisions are carried out on children. The procedure Circumcision is usually carried out on a day patient basis. This means admission to hospital on the day of surgery and discharge the same day.

You'll usually either have a general anaesthetic, which means you'll be unconscious throughout the procedure, or a local anaesthetic injection, which will numb your penis and the surrounding area. In some cases, a spinal anaesthetic is given, where you're unable to feel anything below your waist. Circumcision is a relatively simple procedure. The foreskin is removed just behind the head of the penis using a scalpel or surgical scissors. Any bleeding can be stopped using heat (cauterisation), and the remaining edges of skin will be stitched

together using dissolvable stitches. Recovering after male circumcision It usually takes at least 10 days for the penis to heal after circumcision.

It is advised to have no sexual intercourse for at least 4 weeks after the operation. For 3 or 4 days after the operation, it's likely there will be some discomfort and swelling around the head of the penis.

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

22 Across the Pond

Big headed people There was exciting news in the paleontology world last week when it was announced that a 40,000-year-old wolf’s head was discovered in Russia. (Note 1) While this discovery may have gotten some people excited, I only mention it here because this announcement triggered the memory of a paleontological event in my own life; an event that first saw life when I was just getting comfortable with life as a teenager. It was sometime in the mid nineteen fifties and I was standing in front of the magazine rack at Walker’s drugstore in my hometown. I had just left the soda fountain located in the rear of the store where the soda jerk, a girl named Earlene, was dishing up a new drink called a cherry phosphate. I didn’t know what was in it but boy, was it good. I had carried my drink to the magazine rack to see if anything of interest had arrived. There was a new entry; a magazine whose name I have forgotten: Perhaps it was ‘Popular’ something or other or it could have been something with ‘Science’ in the title. No matter the name. It was the picture beneath the title that caught my eye. A rendering of an alien looking being occupied the whole cover page. The head comprised at least half of the life form. There was no hair on this gigantic head; no long locks, no eyebrows, nothing to even give a clue as to the gender of whatever this thing was and the body, a scrawny, almost stick like figure, offered no answer either. The arms and legs suffered from some sort of arrested development. The eyes were much bigger than normal while the mouth was only a tiny slash across the lower region of the face. The nose, strangely enough, appeared to be the right size. But it was the forehead that dominated the caricature. My God, the forehead was enormous; in fact, the skinny neck could not support this oversize sphere so it was propped up by a pillow. Under the picture was a caption that read ‘Evolution at work.’ I sat my cherry phosphate down and flipped through the pages looking for the story. A researcher with impeccable credentials had arrived at this picture after studying what the use of 1950’s ‘modern conveniences’ would do to our bodies over a long period of time. His research had revealed that by the year 2020, this big-headed person was a close approximation of what we would all look like. The bald heads would come about, he felt, because having central heat would cause all our hair follicles to dry up and blow away because we would no longer need hair to keep warm. The eyes would need to grow larger to accommodate the watching of the new television medium on those tiny little screens. All our nutrition would arrive once a day in capsule form so there would be no need for teeth and a big mouth would serve no purpose since Dagwood sandwiches would be passé. (Note 2) Machines would do all our work for us and our muscles would go the way of the Dodo bird, resulting in a world full of 98 pound weaklings. Since we would do only mental work, our cerebral capabilities would expand, resulting in the need for a

much larger cranium to hold the over developed brain. That explained the ski slope size forehead. It was pretty A regular column scary stuff for by Gordon Grindstaff an impressionable young man such as myself. Even though at the time, the year 2020 was almost seventy years away, needless to say I got no sleep that night. I had no desire to join a legion of big-headed people. I was too busy trying to look like Elvis. Fast forward to Spring of the year 2019. My wife, Susie and I were on our way home from a winter in the warm weather. We stopped for a break at a rest area in Northern Florida and I wandered into the men’s room to do my business when a small sign above the Urinal stopped me in my tracks. ‘Hands Free Operation’, it read. Now what in the Sam Hill does that mean, I wondered? A little red light on the wall started blinking at me and all sorts of possibilities, including such things as little robot arms, went running through my mind. As I stood there debating about what to do, another gentleman turned away from an adjoining urinal and walked to the sink where the water started running as he approached. Washing his hands, he stepped to a towel dispenser that immediately commenced to whirring, spitting out 48 square inches of tan paper. He dried his hands, wadded up the paper and turned to the wastebasket where another little red light started its blinking and the cover opened, allowing him to drop the waste paper in. The man did not seem to have suffered any consequences from that ‘hands free operation’ but nonetheless I decided to wait until we came across a ‘do it yourself ‘rest area I knew about in Georgia. I think maybe they’ve overdone this making things easier for us, I reasoned as I walked back to the truck and that’s when I remembered that long ago big-headed person on the cover of that magazine in Walker’s drug store. We are now only a few months away from the year 2020 and by now, we should all be resembling some refugee from a Star Wars fan club convention but we haven’t changed much since the 1950’s. Having watched the Jerry Springer show on a couple of occasions, it’s safe to say that the magazine article was way off base with that cerebral expansion business as well as those giant foreheads. It looks like all those years I stood in front of the bathroom mirror measuring my forehead seems to have been a waste. G2 notes: 1: The article didn’t say exactly where it was found but if the Russian discoverer is anything like me, he or she may have uncovered the head in the back of their home freezer while searching for the pound of hamburger they are sure was in there just last week. 2: The writer of that piece speculating on big mouths obviously never anticipated the rise of some politicians and other sundry celebrities.

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On the box Killing Eve (BBC1, 9.15pm) Saturday, 22/6/2019 Having escaped from one bleak situation to another, things are not looking good for Villanelle. Meanwhile, Eve puts her obsession with her own work to one side and goes drinking with Niko to meet his colleagues. As ever, Jodie Comer is magnetic as the psychopath who has more costume changes than you can shake a stick at. In this edition she rocks a classic Pulp Fiction look, though the best is yet to come in a pending Amsterdam-themed episode. Sandra Oh is equally good as Ms Polastri, and don't miss that stunning closing scene with a lipstick.

Gentleman Jack (BBC1, 9pm) Sunday, 23/6/2019 Ann's mental health goes into a shocking downward spiral, while her overprotective family gather around her. Anne contemplates travelling alone, but after a call for help, she rushes to Crow Nest and witnesses first hand her lover's devastating breakdown. Aunt Anne and Jeremy do not share Marian's liking for the irritating Mr Abbott, and Thomas' grim secret threatens his relationship with Suzannah Washington. Anne reopens negotiations over the mine, but Samuel suspects there is more to her course of action than she is letting on.

The £1 Houses: Britain's Cheapest Street (C4, 8.30pm) Monday, 24/6/2019 You might recall this series from February last year. Now it's back for a second run, and the format is the same: Liverpool City Council are selling off derelict houses for £1 each, and first-time buyers must invest thousands of pounds of their own cash to renovate a derelict property. They have 12 months to get the abodes in shape or the Council will take it back - with no compensation. Naturally there's a catch up with the folks who are now living in the £1 House neighbourhood, and we also see Debbie and Ste planning their dream kitchen. After 12 months of living in a nearly empty street, childhood sweethearts Mel and Rob are questioning their decision, and expectant mum Ibby ignores the crumbling walls of her nightmare house in her quest for the ideal abode.

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‘The Good Samaritan’ By John Marrs Reviewed by Brody Rafter This is what I’d call a very character-driven novel, but there is no lack of an interesting plot. The main character, Laura, is one you’ll not easily forget. She knows all the tricks which help people relax – the whole walk and talk of her has certainly put her coworkers at ease, and this is of utmost importance because her job is helping people deal with depression. Laura works at the ‘End of the Line’. People who call this number need to be given hope and the reassurance that life is worth living. So Laura is not the best person you’d have the misfortune to reach if you were already in suicidal mode. No, ask for Kevin or Mary or Zoe. They’re lovely. And, unlike Laura, who seethes with resentment at anyone else’s happiness and revels in the misery of those less fortunate than herself - they really do want you to get better. And for you to live! Bless ‘em. Laura is a more complex character. A real cookie- baking, caring mum, kind and helpful to her co-workers, loyal wife and devoted fund-raiser type that some people just dote on. And look at her – all those hours manning the lines, sifting through all those depressed and desperate people, searching… Searching for what? Oh yes, searching for somebody who’s had it worse than herself, Somebody right on the edge of taking their life,

Post Book Review almost ready to let go of their last strand of hope, to let that insidious darkness that plagues them swallow them up whole. Being a Good Samaritan is handy in that you can get away with murder. Hopefully there’s somebody out there who can stop her. Maybe it’s a fellow named Ryan? A man whose pregnant wife walked off a cliff, hand in hand with a stranger. All kinds of questions, of course, are hammering at Ryan’s mind. Was she having an affair? If so, is this any way to end it? Surely she wouldn’t do this with a stranger. Why is there no link to this man? Or is there? There are some odd twists and surprises. You don’t always see what’s coming. It’s a dark and creepy thriller that builds momentum as a cat and mouse game increases in stakes. There are times of pure frustration, I can tell you. For all you writers – especially of the ‘thriller genre’- you’ll find the ‘dishonest narrator’ aspect of this novel most interesting, I think it’s done very well. Some people, no matter what they do, still see

themselves as the hapless victims. It’s strange in life, how they don’t connect the dots. Don’t put together ‘action - reaction’. Consequences of one’s own decisions and actions are mysterious and foreign territories they don’t want to explore. Laura’s delusions, for her, are very real. Also, of course, there is her sad childhood. Isn’t there always? But seriously, can we keep falling back on that as our excuse for everything we do wrong in life? If you enjoy dark and disturbing reads with a bit of a roller coaster feel to them, this will be a real treat. If, on the other hand, you’re in a dark and scary place already, maybe you should just recommend it to a friend? One who’s bright and cheery, without delicate sensibilities. Though you will be missing something original and highly entertaining. So I say, go on, give it a go. It’s a real ‘must read’ in the thriller genre. Treat yourself.

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MITZY and her sisters were born to a young street cat. Now 9 weeks old they are ready to be adopted into loving homes. To arrange to meet Mitzy, her sisters and her mum, please call APAH on 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

Denia Cat Protection League

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

Meet beautiful CHICA, looking for a loving home. She is 3 years old and weighs 22kgs. She is a happy girl, loves people and children and has no issues. Ideal family pet. Tel: 650 304 746 email: p.e.p.a.animal

AKIRA Animal Shelter This is MAU. He was abandoned a year ago at the shelter, very scared and distrustful. Now after his walks he never wants to go back to his kennel and loves to stay in the office with the staff. It's wonderful that Mau is trusting people again. He would so love a home of his own, having seen many of his friends leave with new families. Mau is about 6 years old, free from Mediterranean diseases, castrated, chipped and fully vacci-

nated and has so much love to give. He can be fostered, all expenses paid by Akira, or adopted. To find out more about this gorgeous boy and maybe take him for a walk, phone Akira shelter 657 689 567 or see the website


TRISTAN is a spectacular and beautiful big mix breed. He barely survived the very bad circumstances he lived in. His previous family left him to die in a patio without food and water and he only survived by drinking his own urine. He arrived in APAD more dead than alive, he was just skin and bones and could hardly stand on his feet. But now he is safe and we take real good care of him. Tristan is a lovely big boy; his heart is as big as his size. He is very sociable with people and he adores children, also gets along well with other dogs. Contact: Tel. 96 642 7678.,

Pets in Spain

APASA XAVER, male, Shelter since 05.04.2014 Pointer Mix, DOB 12.11.2012 – 60 cm He is a very vivacious dog and he tends to be dominant and we therefore never give him male companions. But he enjoys having a female friend. He loves running and barking and maybe he could serve as a guard dog although his real nature is

JERRY is one of three white kittens we have looking for new homes. He is around 5 weeks old, in excellent health and is good with other cats and dogs. Call: 645 469 253, see the website or send an email to probably the one of a hunting dog. He would be best with owners who can offer him a big garden and extensive walks. Please call APASA on 966 463 976.

APROP K9 Club CANELA was born in January 2018. Canela was rescued from an apartment in Almoradi after her owners went away. She is a very happy affectionate girl who loves children but prefers her own company where other canines are concerned. If you would like to adopt Canela please call the K9 Club 610 832 726.

This is NIGEL. He has already been with us for too long. He is 5 years old plus Black Shepherd. He is house trained and very sociable. Nigel has been castrated, chipped and vaccinated. He has his bags packed and is all ready to go. Please call APROP Pego on 634 306 265 or 605 575 883. Email aproppego@gmail. com or see website: www.

Benidorm Animal Shelter – SPAP This is SARAH, a gorgeous six months old black lab cross. She was found in Polop. Amazing nature. She loves walks and cuddles. Can anyone give Sarah a loving home? Please call Maria Teresa on 677 373 396 or 96 585 6268 or see the website at

28 Trading Post Property services STRUCTURAL SURVEYS Mark Paddon BSc Hons Building Surveying. MCIOB. Buyer's reports and defects assessment from €195 + IVA. Tel 962 807 247 or 653 733 066 Free initial phone advice 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: WHITE GOODS REPAIRS also Gas boilers and small electrical problems. Tel 604 273 387 Denia to Torrievjea

FLOOR POLISHING. PROFESSIONAL tradesman. All granite & marble types. All areas. Free Quote. Tel. 627 103 412

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AWNINGS, MOSQUITO blinds, roller shutter repairs, motorisation. Calpe + 50kms. Tel. 659 464 992. Email. GAS TANKS, MINI tanks, gas bottles and revision certificates. 16 years on the Costa Blanca 965 835 939


Replace missing or broken tiles using underwater cement or concrete repair. 5 year guarantee. Replace lights, grate &leaks without draining your pool


LEAKY TERRACE? BLACK CEILING? Expensive repair? Get it weatherproofed! Quick, clean and economical. Email,

Vicente 622 696 373

COMPLETE PEST CONTROL. Denia to Torrevieja Tel 604 270 676

SPECIALIST TREE CUTTING & trimming palm/pine tree + dangerous work. Gravel work & Garden cleaning also weekly maintenance. Free quote. Good rates Call Adrian 627 103 412


PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE. Palm cleaning and treating/pine trees. Overgrown gardens. Quick with quality service. Plastic & gravel work. Economical prices. Free Quote. Call Alexander 642 548 724 EXPERIENCED GARDNER!!!! I do all the work your garden needs. For any doubts. Call Joseph: 633 798 933 or 650 722 040

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

Construction & Reforms 100% CONSTRUCTIONS, new builds and reforms. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. 965 835 939. CONSTRUCTION / REMODELING. Work guaranteed. We beat most quotes V Andy 697 834 934

Painters PROFESSIONAL PAINTER, offering high quality work, best prices , call Robert for free quote 610383971 HILLIER’S PAINTERS & Decorators. Covering the Costa Blanca & inland, 35yrs established. www.hillierpaintersanddecorators. com Tel: 644 355 137 Facebook HillierPaintersCostaBlanca

Locksmiths LOCKSMITH & ALICANTE AIRPORT Transfer services available from Rojales, Ciudad Quesada, Urb. La Marina and Guardamar. Call Peter on 655 527 168 or email:

Plumbing & electric installations ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS? for upgrades/down grades moving of meter boxes etc. Contact Mark Tel: 608 669 165 electricsgood

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

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

Lawyers & Solicitors PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR Debt collection, evictions, solicitor. Professional, discreet 697 834 934 NIE, RESIDENCIA, CAR IMPORT, holderchange, driving licence, last will / inheritance, assistance purchase / sale properties, insurances, Tel: 965 792 451, more under

Locksmiths LOCKSMITH 24hr 607 493 118, Torrevieja & surrounding areas

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 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!

PARROT FARM BENIDOLEIG: We sell baby cockatoos, amazons and macaws. Tel. 607.26.25.24. 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 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:

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 COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom Tel 675 485 613 THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to

POLLY ANNA was running around the countryside without a microchip. She is a very affectionate girl who is 4 years old and weighs around 17.8 kilos. loving home. for info SAT Kennels 966 710 047 or email: 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 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

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Animal world DOGGIE ANGELLS: a registered Charity – Benidorm Area - that aims to help or re-home dogs that have been abandoned or mistreated. You can help us raise money by donating any unwanted gifts, clothes, jewellery or furniture which we sell on line or at organized events. info@doggiean 96 587 8284

WANT TO LEGALLY scap your vehicle? ARTMAN SL will give you cash and take away the headache. Fully licensed. Tel. 646 726 377 FOCUS 1600, auto cruise, auto climate, white, beautiful cond., kms 121,500 € 4,700 Javea 620 110 890

Caravans, Mobile homes, Motorhomes FENDT TOP OF the range Diamant 420 T Luxury 2 berth caravan very very little used immaculate every extra. Retiring from caravaning so absolutly everything included Euros 4500 Tel 965 832 325.

SEAT ALTEA STYLANCE yr. 2004, 139,000 km, 2.0 Diesel, 140 hp, 6 gear autom., a/c, Span. plate, ITV 7/2020, € 2,100 ono, private 966 785 377


Alicante airp ort

Tel. +34 680 77 69 71 info@b www.b Family run business


Removals & transport WEBUYYOURCAR.ES ENTER your Spanish reg to get the best value for your car OR call for your FREE quote Tel 630 961 755





2003 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 900, Spanish reg., imported from UK. Stunning bike, lots of chrome, classic Bonneville retro style with Triumph triple performance. 18,900 miles only. € 4,600 634 159 969

Airport services

CAR WANTED ABOUT 1.500 km 6 to 7 seats around 6.000 euros 622656645. Good condicion.

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

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

Keith 699 805 995 UK00 44 7470 894 772 WANT TO DRIVE your LHD car to the UK & sell it when you get there? Call 658 670 777 or UK 07874 223 456

Nautical & accessories INTERNATIONAL SKIPPER licence, radio and radar courses, starting shortly +34 636 444 929 SMALL BOAT useable for waterski to rent for hours or daily from 20€ 602 413 400

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:

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

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

THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to:

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Beauty & Wellness

Computers COMPUTERSERVICE FROM German IT-Pro. Repair, Consulting, Training + SmartPhone & Tabletts. More: Call Robert 966 474 822 or 628 614 812 TEL. 0034 966761647LAPTOPS – SECOND HAND & refurbished at very good prices - with 12 months warranty! Have a look at our stock on We are also constantly looking to buy used or broken devices. Compured Computers, located on the N-332 between Cabo Roig and La Zenia roundabouts. Phone 966 761 647 or visit COMPURED COMPUTERS – your reliable IT professional in Orihuela Costa. Sale and repair of computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and much more. We also offer mobile internet, printers & supplies, websites, domains & web hosting – you name it, we have it! Conveniently located on the N-332 between Cabo Roig and La Zenia roundabouts. Phone 966 761 647 for more information or house calls, or visit www.spaincom

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

NAIL, BEAUTY & Chiropody at Denia de fitness, Denia. Call/ Whatsapp 607 470 267

Employment DO YOU LIKE working with young children? English teacher wanted for young learners near Almoradi. please call for more information 697 414 918

Employment wanted BRAZILIAN LADY serious and trustworthy seeks work cleaning as live-in lady or per hours, elderly or children carer. Only serious calls taken 634 467 518 (Quiteria)

Health CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. Tel. 686 912 307 SANCT BERNHARD Benidorm. Offers inc. Pumpkin Seed Oil for a healthy prostrate and bladder.130 caps €7.95 or 400 caps €19.95. 965 858 663 SANCT BERNHARD Moraira. Offers inc. Green-Lipped Mussel for healthy joints. 150 caps €12.50 or buy 3+ for €11 each 966 491 573

SANCT BERNHARD Denia. Offers inc. CoEnzym Q10 for a strong heart. 60 caps €18 or buy 3+ for €16.80 each. 965 780 425 SANCT BERNHARD Albir. Offers inc. Spiruline 1350 for essential nutrients. 1350 tablets, 5 month supply, €29.95 966 864 171 SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Cod Liver Oil for a healthy bone structure. 200 caps €10.90 or buy 3+ for €9.95 each. 965 780 425

Adult relax TANTRA MASSAGE DENIA near Xavea. Enjoy a sensual erotic massage in the hands of our lovely team. Body to Body, Prostrate, Soft Bondage. Daily 9-22h. Ocean Tantra phone/ whatsapp: +34 635621993 www.tan TORREVIEJA SHEMALE Yaiza 28 yrs. Very sexy, hot & horny. All services, erotic massage & more. Home & hotel outings. 24hrs 671 074 695 - VIAGRA / SILDENAFIL - 150 mg. CIALIS / Tadalafil - 40 mg. Pack of 10 pills for 22 Euros. Free delivery in Spain.

SEXY MATURE ENGLISH Blond“ 15mins Alicante Airport. Overnight stays possible. Ring Karen (0034) 662 049 021 ELEGANT SLIM sexy naughty Lady Sophie, speaks 3 languages, priv. apartm. (in/out calls), escort service in ALL AREAS!! 693 357 526 BENIDORM: SEXY NURSE, excellent body massage including happy ending. Hour 50€, Above Restaurant Tony Roma’s, Avda. del Mediterraneo 28 Tel 646 667 604 TORREVIEJA - ORIHUELA NEW. Eva 200 breast. Complete services. Private whatsapp615 926 330 BENIDORM: SEXY NURSE, excellent body massage including happy ending. Hour 50€, Above Restaurant Tony Roma’s, Avda. del Mediterraneo 28 Tel 646 667 604 ALBIR, OPP. BBVA Polish pretty lady, breasted, relaxing massage, excellent attention 611 251 964

BARBARA HOT (27) Hi darling I am Barbara a beautiful new latina girl in the city of Benidorm beautiful body I offer all kinds of services and massages I have my apartment or I go to your hotel or house available 24hours call me or write me to my Whatsapp + 34 658 455 445 THAI LADY is back for massage and lots of pleasure. Cabo Roig 605 292 304 CALPE. BLONDE SEXY lady escort massage. . 604 300 893 BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN SHARON 30 chocolate big natural breast sexy body to body message good services with happy ending pleasure many more services Cabo Roig Calle Mar WhatsApp 602328812 MALE/FEMALE VIAGRA, cialis, Kamagra jellies. Available mail order,, Tel: 604 385 476.

NOELIA ESCORT SLIM .elegant, naughty. only visits home and hotels 24hrs. Toys, massage, lingeries sex and fansties Tel. 667 861 513

JANET, TENDER, SEXY, slim, elegante, Massage, home or hotel, 3 languages speaking. phone 643 358 897 Denia

CALPE RUSSIAN BLOND erotic massage, toys, domination. Whatsapp 603 275 199

TORREVIEJA DOMINA, mulata, busty, strong, large bottom, masage, harness, toys, outings.By appointment 602 698 120 (wassap)

MORAIRA EROTIC MASSAGE escort in own villa 644 772 227 CINDY, EROTIC Massage, hot blonde. La Zenia. Slim, sexy, caring, sweet, elegant 607 735 745 BI MAN IN Denia 48y, for men, women, couples, discretion and completely private. All wishes and more. No taboo! Tel.685 094 253 ORIENTAL TORREVIEJA Center . Young girl, massage 24 hours 688 462 720 SPANISH LADY, 37, Playa Flamenca Urb Zenia Mar by the new carrefour 5 min Torrevieja, sensual massage. Discreet. Private house parking Call Ana 657 603 495 MISUKY ASIAN Qualified masseuse. An unforgettable experience. In la Zenia, Turquesa St. close to La Zenia Boulevard. 663 088 170 TORREVIEJA INDEPENDENT Doroty, large natural breast, 37yrs, good brazilian body, white skin, fantastic massage, discreet 605 526 797 THAI LADYBOY, Jasmine, 30 yrs., professional erotic massage and lots of pleasure, Torrevieja town centre, easy parking at the area, 24hrs. +34 634 162 388 ORIENTAL TECHNICS with Alexandra, Cinnamon skin, caribbean girl, sensual massage , erotism, with a touch of pleasure. New address Torrevieja 698 848 960 TORREVIEJA SHIRLEY. Tanned beauty, 34 yrs, great figure, breasted, sweet face, discretion. Only by appointment 655 677 738

TORREVIEJA !!! MIRIAM Brazilian blonde lady 59 yrs. Erotic massage with happy end. 604 382 799 711 002 752 Good English spoken CASIA DENIA 40 y pretty charming naughty cheeky. All kind of services & fantasies couples & out calls. Private discreet apartment easy parking only appointments. English & German speaking +34 634 057 016 THE EASIEST WAY to get classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: JÁVEA - MORAIRA - CALPE, Massage +++ Christina is back. 661 034 261 VALERIA IN DÉNIA, clean and discreet, erotic massage, relaxing, sex, outings and much more, call 686 094 328 PATRICIA 36, Columbian, busty, not taboos, no limits, last week. 15 Turquesa St. 643 045 558 TORREVIEJA CENTRE Barbie like mulata. complete, 20yrs. Great body, outings 602 492 208 NICE SWEET Caribbean Hellen, lovely body, La Zenia, close to Consum V 665 736 488 JOHANA 27 Argentinian, caring, busty. At Nachuli´s house house 77 Close to Consum 603 101 016 TORREVIEJA DAVID macho well endowed, BDSM, couples. 24 Hrs Outings. 643 247 667

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Adult relax NEW ADDRESS Mary 35. The sweet Polish. La Zenia, now in house 75, next door to 77. Wonderful attention. Last days 672 539 332 TRANS MICHELLE Spanish, incredible body, all fantasies. House 75, La Zenia. Opposite Chinese 606 847 280 Superpric.) TORREVIEJA ALL types of massage. Paula, Palangre St. From 9 am -6 pm 654 284 095 GERMAN LADY, 47, very busty. Private 602 451 257 English spoken - Torrevieja STYLISH ENGLISH MALE 50's, kind and generous, would like o meet good looking black or latino lady. Tel. 602 443 805 TORREVIEJA DIANA Greek lady, 38 yrs., beautiful slim body, blue-eyed, blonde. Classy. Massage in private house. Santa Petra Street 663 817 943 NEW FRIEND at Nachulis´, busty, wonderful body, private striptease. New in Torrevieja. Concordia St. 643 538 246 NR CALPE MATURE curvy nudist for body positive naked massage Tel/whatsapp 658 398 264

Friendship GENTLEMAN VERY NICE but lonely for loving!!! Desperately needs nice loving girlfriend living in Moraira, Denia areas to visit you discreetly. Happy to pay for visits to you very genuine and private. Please text me on 683 142 216

Items for sale THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in the CB News is to e-mail the text to (South) or (North) DIVING EQUIPMENT SET complete + extras, € 500 634 317 070 FEU VERT 400KG aluminium box trailer steel chassis excellent condition 395 € Tel 965 832 325

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

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 .

JALON NICE APARTMENT. 1st floor of one of the best buildings in town. Comprises of: Hallway, huge lounge, fully fitted open kitchen & 1 exterior balcony, 2 dble beds +fitted wardrobes & 2 bathrooms. First class quality building materials, dble glazed aluminum windows, installation A/C, high quality floor & wall tiles, wooden interior doors, lift in the building, huge parking space & store room in the garage. This building, due to the materials used, is considered one of the best constructions of the area and viewing is highly recommended. Ref-1119. 110.000€- Tel: 609 211

PARCENT LOVELY REFORMED townhouse. 138 m2 over 2 floors. Grd floor: Entrance area, Large dining /Livingroom + fireplace, Large bright equipped kitchen, magnificent stone feature wall, patio with fish pond. 1st Fl: Spacious master bedroom could be converted into 2 bedrooms if desired, terrace with views of the Coll de Rates mountains. Dble bedroom + wardrobes. Easy access to bathroom on this floor +large bath, toilet & sink. Grd floor toilet, large pantry could be converted to a small bedroom , utility room. New roof, wooden beams. Heating installation. Electricity & water. Parcent popular for cycling & hiking, a village that has all the necessary essential services. Ref-1052120.000€ Tel: 609 211 710 -

Properties from 175.000€ EL CHAPARRAL, Private, Sale Villa, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathr., 36m2 lounge, separate kitchen, pool, garage, low maintenance. 500m2 plot. Fully furnished. Electric access door (Mobile) 651 754 721 PENTHOUSE TORREVIEJA Centre. 1 minute to the beah, livingr. with Kitchen, balcony, 3 bedrooms., 2 bathr., solarium with store room, 2 parking spaces with store rooms, heating with saving scheme. Price: 187,500€ o.n.o.


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

WANTED: WASHERS, FRIDGES, freezers, dishwashers, ovens. Cash waiting Tel. 965 874 838. Benidorm to Denia

General 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 THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in The Post is to email the text to SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765 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

Business opportunities BEAUTICIAN / HAIRDRESSER salon for sale in Torrevieja Centre 695 784 129 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

ALCOY 3 BED Apartament, 2 bathr., 105m2 living area, indep. kitchen, aircon, gas heating, furnished, parking & store room, 86,000€ o.n.o. Private Sale 687 307 369 PLOT IN Catral / Callosa 11.000 sqm, water & electricity, for sale. Legal to build 693 534 235 CHARMING VILLAGE HOUSE completely renovated in Castell de Castells. 111 m2. 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€ Ref-933 - 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

PLOT FOR sale in Bigastro, over 5,000m2 rustic land. Well with all year round 965 068 926

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: liddellperez@

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

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 PLAYA FLAMENCA, Miraflores. Corner house on one level in beautiful gated complex, 2 bed, bath, conservatory, overlooking garden + pool, furn., fireplace, a/a, large terrace, com. pool. 159,750€ 966 773 985 616 939 326 - GATA RESIDENCIAL. Private Sale, Linked Villa, built 2006,3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Large Lounge, Separate Refurbished Kitchen, Central heating, log Burner, Comm Pool, Open and Covered Terraces S/W Facing, Double Car Port, Double Glazed, Shutters, Mozzie Nets, Low Maintenance, Quiet Area close to Javea and Denia. Must be seen. Bargain price 133,950 Euros. 606 586 836.

Important notice:

Properties over 400.000€ 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

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

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