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Warning over forest fires With devastating forest fires sweeping through several areas of Spain, the regional government in Valencia has issued a warning over the high risk of blazes in the countryside. A spokesman for the re-

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gional environment department called on residents and town halls to take all the precautions possible to ensure that fires are not started due to negligence or accidents. Wildfires in the provinces of Tarragona and Toledo have burned vast areas of countryside, with high temperatures making the task of extinguishing the blazes more difficult. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

Fruit for all

Hundreds of local people paraded through San Pedro del Pinatar on Saturday wearing their traditional ‘huertano’ dress for the town’s patron saint day. They were carrying fruit and vegetable to pay tribute at the statue of Saint Peter (San Pedro) in the church square. Folk dancing association Peña El Caldero performed several traditional dances, with the band of the local music school providing the music. All the food was donated to local charities, which handed the goods to families in need.

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Burglar leaves DNA A burglar was caught and arrested thanks to DNA discovered and analysed by Elche National Police scientific brigade officers. At the scene they found that the intruder had jumped the fence and entered the home through a basement window. Various items were stolen and all the rooms had been ransacked. They carried out a detailed search for fragments of fingerprints or biological evidence and took these to the lab for further study. This revealed the identity of

the suspect to be a 38-yearold Spanish woman whose details were in police files from previous incidents. She was located and arrested and handed over to the duty court in the city. Another burglar was caught in Elche a few days previously as a result of evidence from the scene being analysed in the lab. A resident had reported various belongings and cash being stolen from his home. In this case they identified a 56-year-old Georgian man, who turned out to be in prison already for a similar crime.

Orihuela town hall has an email address, orihuelasinodio@orihuela.es for reporting any kind racist, xenophobic or homophobic incident and any hate crimes on the basis of the victim’s ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation or other circumstance can be reported in this way. It was announced last week for Gay Pride Day, which was Friday, June 28, and the town hall flew the rainbow flag from its balcony to show the council’s support for LGTBIQ+ rights. The flag was also flown from the Alameda del Mar civic centre in Orihuela Costa.

“Orihuela is a plural city and its inhabitants can feel free,” said mayor Emilio Bascuñana. He assured they are committed to promoting equality and respect for all gender or sexual orientations and identities and that it is important to keep fighting the discrimination which unfortunately some people still suffer. Also, the municipality’s first LGTBIQ+ association, Atrévate (feel free/dare) was presented at the Glorieta Gabriel Miró. It has been set up to defend their rights, raising their profile, providing information to anyone who needs it and organising different activities.

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With the Spanish Weather authority issuing extremely high temperatures warnings last weekend and more on the way this coming weekend, Mundomar activated their protocol to ensure the welfare of animals at the park. Many snacks were frozen with water to help keep them hydrated and special rain sprinklers were used to keep the animals cool and comfortable.


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Rota for free car park The free car park in Benidorm, located on the Avenida Mediterraneo on the site of the old Las Terrazas building was a welcome and unexpected surprise for many. But as of Monday, July 1 the council has introduced a new set of rules for its usage, coinciding with all the blue Pay & Display zones coming back into force across the resort. Residents, with a parking permit sticker on their windscreen can continue to park at all times. However, in order to prevent holidaymakers, in particular those who come for an entire month, from parking for free in the centre and hogging a space for the entire duration, cars will only be allowed to park on alternate days. The new rule is that you can only park dependant on your car registration. If the last numerical digit is odd then you can only park on an odd day of the month and likewise, if even, you can only park on an even day! So if your number plate is 1234, the 4 signifies you can only park on even days ie 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th etc. However, it is not clear what will happen with foreign plated cars which park there, of

Beware of the carer which there are many over the summer period! The Councillor for Mobility, José Ramón González de Zárate said it was a measure necessary to avoid people leaving their cars parked during the entire duration of their vacation, stating that there were many free spaces located at the entrances into the centre. Vehicles parked on the incorrect days will be removed by the recovery truck and taken to the pound.

A Spanish woman has been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing from the elderly lady she was caring for, reported the Guardia Civil. The victim made a complaint at the Guardia Civil station in the town that her credit card had been used fraudulently to steal a total of €5,300. Furthermore, several items of jewellery had gone missing from her home, including her late husband’s wedding ring. According to a spokesman for the force, the elderly lady remembered that the woman who used to help her with housework had accompanied her to the

bank several times, and had probably seen her type in the card’s PIN. The investigation concluded that the 46-year-old carer had taken out the cash and arrested her on suspicion of theft and fraud. A court charged her and released her on bail, and the officers recovered some of the missing jewellery, including the wedding ring. This was the second case of this nature to have been reported in June, as at the beginning of the month Torrevieja Guardia Civil arrested a couple for stealing €12,500 from the elderly lady they were caring for.

Film fest begins Alfaz del Pi's popular film festival will begin on Friday with the official opening ceremony taking place in the Casa de Cultura square on Saturday at 22.30. In addition to screenings in Spanish and original languages at the Casa de Cultura and

Cine Roma, open-air shows have been scheduled on Albir beach (Friday 12 - Sunday 14) and at the old schools square (Friday 5 and Thursday 11) all in Spanish. Get the full programme in Costa Blanca News' What's On section this Friday.


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Getting to grips with glass recycling Glass recycling company Ecovidrio have launched their summer campaign in Torrevieja. They noted that last year a total of 2,521,160 kilos of glass was recycled in the municipality. This amounted to 30.5 kilos per person, which was almost double the national average.

Company spokesman Roberto Fuentes noted that the arrival en masse of tourists and the subsequent increase in use of bottles meant that the summer was a key time to get the recycling message across. He said bars and restaurants use around 52% of the bottles and they are vitally important in the campaign.

For this reason they will undertake a series of visits to

Practice makes perfect

Vega Baja hospital welcomed 19 new doctors and nurses, who are starting residency training having just finished their studies in various specialities, on Thursday. The specialists include eight in family and community medicine; one in each of paediatrics, internal medicine, intensive medicine, clinical psychology, psychiatry, orthopaedic surgery and traumatology; two in family and community nursing, and three in obstetrics and gynaecology nursing. Medical director of specialised attention, Pilar Santos advised them of the importance of developing their abilities and knowledge in order to provide patients with quality care.

Medical director of primary attention, Rosario Sansano pointed out the new challenges that medicine is currently facing, such as chronicity and long life expectancy; and director of primary attention nursing encouraged them to work hard and enjoy learning. Head of studies Belén Rayos emphasised the human side of healthcare and teamwork. At the ceremony they also said goodbye to the 14 new specialists who have just completed their training in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology, family and community medicine, internal medicine paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology nursing, and family and community nursing.

establishments around the municipality to offer advice

and to hand over special buckets to aid with recycling.

Retrospective pay rise The new Socialist (PSOE) council in Guardamar del Segura awarded itself a pay rise on Thursday, albeit one that restored their salaries back to what they were in 2011. During the previous legislature, the PSOE, United Left (IU) and Queremos Guardamar parties had agreed to cut councillors wages compared to the 2011-2015 term of office. The payments to opposition councillors for attending official committee meetings were also increased in the same way. As a result the mayor’s salary was increased from

€38,000 to €48,000; full-time councillors from €27,000 to €44,000, part-time councillors from €21,000 to €33,000; and appointed advisors from €27,000 to €33,000. “The salaries are reasonable and balanced for the work, dedication and responsibility we assume,” according to the local government. At the end of 2018 the town hall recorded a surplus of €2,525,887 from the annual budget, and the municipal debt had been cut from €12.2 million to €2.7 million (78%) since the beginning of the legislature in June 2015.


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Ni hao to welcome Chinese tourists Hoteliers, travel agents and tour guides have attended training days in how to attend to Chinese tourists, which were organised by the regional government in each of the three provinces, with the Alicante course being held in Benidorm. Regional tourism secretary Francesc Colomer insisted this is necessary ‘to present the best version of ourselves to a market with such great potential’. “Hospitality must be part of our offer because it is a com-

petitive advantage, and for Chinese culture hospitality and good service are very important,” he said. The course was free and imparted by specialists from the Cátedra China, an independent non-profit association of educators, professionals, the media and civil servants who are particularly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Chinese culture. More than 100,000 Chinese tourists made the Valencia region their primary desti-

nation in 2018, and many more pass through when they have primarily come to other cities. The modules studied included one about how Chinese tourists are interested in exclusive experiences and independent trips; another about the country’s principal customs, protocol and preferences for food and accommodation; and one about Chinese tourists digital habits, before, during and after their trip.

New cop cars go hybrid Benidorm’s local police took delivery of four new hybrid vehicles this week, which are being leased to replace the older models of the fleet of 17. The latest addition are four Ford C-Max minivans with modifications to allow for the transfer of detainees in the back.

A further seven plug in hybrid KIA vehicles and two vans for the canine unit will shortly be replaced with state of the art optical and acoustic signage and LED lights, digital technology and fully kitted out with flashlights, safety vests – specifically for female officers, first aid kits and fire extinguishers.

Reminders for angry drunks

Serviettes with the slogan ‘La violencia no es amor’ (violence is not love) are being distributed to bars and restaurants in Almoradí by the town hall. The initiative is a continuation of the council’s campaign against gender violence, which has already been

well received at local schools and sporting activities. Mayoress María Gómez and social services councillor presented the first of these serviettes at El Roble restaurant and more are being delivered to other establishments over the course of the week.


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Benidorm roadworks New commander to carry on regardless for submarine fleet in summer

The norm is that all works stop during the month of August, but a decree issued by Benidorm Town hall has authorised that works on some projects will continue because “a delay would harm citizens” in the words of the councillor for public works. A number of the ongoing projects have deadlines which need to be adhered to in order to benefit from subsidies such as works on the

Avenida Ametlla de Mar, running alongside the Mercaloix Indoor Market with a pending €450,000 at stake for works to be complete by the end of August and the excavation up at the Castell in the Old Town amounting to one million euros to be completed by November 15. The councillor apologised for the works but assured everyone that it will be for the long term benefit of the resort.

Spanish navy captain Ernesto Zarco Gil, from Molina de Segura in Murcia, took charge of the country’s submarine fleet at a ceremony in Cartagena on Friday. He relieves Alejandro Cuerda Lorenzo who has been in charge of the unit, the base and the training school in the city for the last two years. The role involves recruitment, preparation of the submarines, training of crews, leading operations and coordinating with allied nations.

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Specsavers Ópticas recognised for their continued support by ECCH Charity

CHARITY Elche Children’s Care Home visited Specsavers Ópticas in Guardamar to present the team with a supporters’ banner and thank them for their enduring support since 2015. In May, charity representative Dave Diggle gave the team the banner in recognition of the over 125 eye tests and 100 glasses that they have donated to the charity over the last four years and their ongoing support for the charity. The children who are cared for in the Elche Children’s Care Home can go and get their eyes tested for free at the opticians in Guardamar, Torrevieja or La Zenia. They are given complete eye tests, which also check the health of the eye and can detect the signs of a range of important health conditions. If the eye test reveals they need glasses, these are also donated free of charge to the charity. Francisco Jurado, director of the Specsavers Ópticas stores in Guardamar, Torrevieja and La Zenia, commented: ‘Good eye sight is vital for performing well at school and leading a full life. Many children are misdiagnosed with learning difficulties, when in fact they are struggling because their vision is poor. This is why we are dedicated to helping the children at Elche’s Children’s Care Home receive complete eye tests and provide the glasses they need to reach their full potential.’ ECCH Charity provides for all the extra needs of the children in the Elche Children’s Care Home, such as clothing, school books, after school activities, toiletries, birthday and Christmas presents and so much more. The Charity is managed entirely by unpaid volunteers and all funds raised and donations made to the charity enable the children to continue to have a safe, happy, stable life. ECCH’s volunteer administrator, Michelle Diggle, added: ‘Specsavers have been great supporters of our charity for quite some time now. There are many children passing through the home throughout the year who arrive with varying needs, therefore to have their eyes tested and glasses provided for them is invaluable. Speaking to the store director Francisco Jurado recently, it was abundantly clear that he is committed to helping in any way that he can, so we wanted to present him with this banner to thank him and all the team for their support.’ To find out more about ECCH visit their website www.ecch.es. To find your nearest Specsavers Ópticas and to book an eye test visit www.specsavers.es.

Born in 1966, Captain Zarco joined the navy in 1986, was promoted to ensign in 1991 and his current rank in 2018, he is qualified in command strategy, a specialist in submarines and communications, and is a skilled combat diver. He has served on various boats and submarines and worked on land as head of the navy’s planning and policy group and in the special operations headquarters of NATO.

La Nucía FC get promoted La Nucía's Camilo Cano sports complex was a huge party on Sunday evening after the local side won promotion to Spanish Second Division B - level three of the competition and the equivalent of the English Football League One, although in Spain this category is distributed in four groups. La Nucía's promotion play-off against Linares ended goalless in the first leg

and the red squad needed a win at home on Sunday to earn promotion. In a nerve-wrecking match, the result was 1-1 into injury time (which would have left La Nucía without the prize) but in the 93rd minute San Julian became a real 'saint' for the local crowd by scoring the winner. Read more in Costa Blanca News on Friday.


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Orihuela Armed Forces Day attracts record numbers Held for the second time in Orihuela city, over 400 servicemen and veterans attended the ceremony with many of them, led by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums, marching to the 13th Century Orihuela Cathedral. Their number also included four Chelsea Pensioners who had travelled to Spain especially for the event, as well as local D-Day veteran, Joe (the Cat Man) Billet. Also joining the parade for the very first time was the recently elected chairman of the Royal British Legion, Una Cleminson, who had travelled out from London for the event, along with her husband Peter, a former RBL Chairman, Cllr Dña. Mariola Rocamora Gisbert, the Assistant Vice Consul Sara Munsterhjelm, Major Andy Thompson RLC, representing

the Military Attache and Don Cubbon, Chairman of District North Spain. After they were greeted at the door of the Cathedral by the Chairman of the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of the RBL, a 45 minute service, held in English and Spanish, was conducted by the Chaplain of the

Royal British Legion (Spain North), Pastor Keith Brown, along with the Cathedral Asst Dean, Fr. Emilio M Sánchez. Together with D Day veteran Joe (the cat man) Billet, the Chelsea Pensioners marched into the Cathedral accompanied by 'Boys of the Old Brigade' played by the band of the Royal

Moraira Teulada Summer Dinner Dance Almost 150 members of the Moraira-Teulada U3A dressed up in their finery for one of the highlights of the year, the summer ball. On a hot night at the end of June, they gathered at Salón Canor outside Teulada for a most enjoyable evening. A Cava reception, held in the well-tended gardens at Canor kicked off events, with music provided by steel band, Poco Loco. The ladies, who had spent ages getting their hair ‘just so’ were all bemoaning the fact that, what men looked upon as a cooling breeze, was actually a gale which ruined their efforts! A five-course dinner accompanied by impressive quantities of wine followed.

British Legion, Spain, following which, to the tune of 'The Royal British Legion March,' they were followed by many of the Standards of the RBL Spain, RAFA, RNA, RMA, British and Spanish military veterans. The Last Post was played by Derek Hayes followed by Piper David Heaney who played the

lament ‘Hector the Hero.’ Both Una Cleminson and Cllr Rocamora addressed the congregation during the service. Following the service a reception was held by the Orihuela Council allowing the guests and attendees to mingle in the impressive cathedral cloisters. Thanks to the choir, the singers and musicians who all made the event so memorable, the Crescendo International choir, Valerie Lynch, Stevie Spit and the RBL Concert Band Spain. Armed Forces Day held once again in the surrounds of the historic Catedral del Salvador y Santa Maria, truly was an especial occasion. For the full report and more photos see Costa Blanca News this Friday, ( south edition).

HELP donates to the Nuns of Sucina Lively music from Soulsplosion kept many on their feet dancing until midnight. A rendition of Tina Turner’s Simply the Best was the clear hit of the night drawing ever larger numbers onto the dance floor. Even local taxi firms did their bit and managed not to leave anyone stranded for too long after the pleasurable evening had concluded. Congratulations must go to everyone whose hard work and organisational skills made the night possible. For more details and photos see Friday's Costa Blanca News (north edition).

On Monday, June 24 HELP´s President Christine Baillie made the second presentation by the Charity this year of a cheque for €3,000 this time to the nuns who run Casa Cuna la Anunciacion in Sucina. Received by a very grateful Sister Matilda who runs the project which helps care for mothers and children in the Murcia and Cartagena regions, some of whom come from violent relationships and many who for one reason or another have been disowned by their families. The project runs a day nursery for young children which allows their mothers to work knowing the children are safe and well cared for. The nursing mothers, many of whom come from countries outside Spain, can live in until they find some accommodation of their own

are able to leave their babies in the care of the Nuns if they have jobs. Sister Matilda spoke of their hope of moving to new premises which has been donated to them in Yecla near Albacete saying that the donation from HELP will be used to make any repairs needed. Once again the decision to give money to Casa Cuna was made by the membership of HELP after being put forward by one of the charity's members. It is HELP’s policy to donate money to help others in the Murcia region from money raised by the volunteers during the previous year. If you could give a few hours of your time to helping others please call on 968 570 059 or call in at our office in Los Alcázares. We look forward to hearing from you.


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What a 'Carry On' Javea Players' 'after tapas and wine' show, I Colitus by Bruce Kane, directed by Leigh Patterson opened on Monday (July 1) at Javea's Casa de Cultura and plays there to full houses until Saturday (July 6 ). I Colitus is a close-up and personal account of the final days of Julius Caesar written by Colitus 2000 years ago. It is a tale of political intrigue, naked ambition, betrayal, murder with more than a little sex on the side. It is a bawdy romp, very much of the 'Carry On' genre which Leigh and her talented cast, which includes Graciela Kaplan as Cleopatra and Mike

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Teulada - Moraira Lions donate Teulada – Moraira Lions Club donate essential equipment to Aporosdeco Day Centre On Wednesday, June 26, the Teulada – Moraira Lions were once again very pleased to be able to donate some essential safety and catering equipment to the Aprosdeco day centre in La Xara. The Aprosdeco centre cares for up to

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HELP Vega Baja's golf day HELP Vega Baja is very proud to inform about our inaugural golf day at Vistabella on June 20. HELP volunteers worked hard in the background to make sure the event ran smoothly. Brian Davis, the event co-ordinator did an amazing job of getting hole sponsorship and raffle prizes and keeping everyone up to date with the team details. Our ‘Welsh friend’ Mervyn Evans worked his magic and through him and Brian we had every hole sponsored. Great work guys! Kate Salter, thank you for your generosity and helping with preparations on the day and to Sue Birchenough and Ann Hunt for selling

the raffle tickets. Thank you also to Robin and his staff at Vistabella for a great service and great food! We could not have done this event without the expertise and efficiency of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fees getting 64 players registered. As

the players came in, no hold ups and a course in great condition so thanks must also go to Joaquin, Benjamin and the team at Vistabella Golf for their input. John Clarke and his company Sapphire Properties were the main sponsors on the day

providing trophies for the first three teams: Winners of the inaugural golf day event were ‘Team Britton’ with 92 points, 2nd were ‘Team Busters’ with 91 points and 3rd were ‘Team Vistabella A’ with 90 points. Well done to all the winners, too many to mention. Thank

you, John, for your support for this event, and we would love to work with you again next year, already booked for June 18, 2020. Thank you also to our hole sponsors and raffle prize donators, all helping towards raising the final total. Finally, we would like to thank the golfers for making this event a total success. Your donation, together with sponsorship and raffle donations raised a total of €1,292 which is incredible. HELP Vega Baja doubled the amount donating a total of €2,584 to our friends at ALPE, Torrevieja. For more see Costa Blanca News (south) this Friday.

Mountain Walkers 'Grand Day Out'

Costa Freemasons extend a helping hand to charities

The Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers enjoyed a 'Grand Day Out' as part of their summer programme of social events. The day commenced with travel by car and train to Alicante to visit the indoor market (Mercado), followed by a relaxing break at the cafes on the traffic free Plaza adjacent to the market. Many roads were closed to traffic so the group could wander freely past the many food stalls getting ready for the day's feasts, past Hogueras standing proudly awaiting their fiery end on Sunday night, past “festeras” dressed in their finery and all accompanied by pulsating music blasted out by huge sound systems. The group visited some of the main Hogueras sites and soaked up the festive atmosphere on route to the quayside to join the boat trip to the island of Tabarca. The 50

Various lodges along the Costa Blanca held charity events recently making donations to help underprivileged children, and a charity helping sufferers of autism.

minute voyage on calm seas, with a refreshing breeze, sunshine and cold beers made for a very enjoyable crossing to the island where lunch awaited them at the lively Restaurant Ramos. What a feast! After the meal there was just enough time to explore the island and stretch legs before boarding “Kontiki 4” and the voyage back to the vibrant chaos of Alicante. A short walk to Tram station 'Mercado' to return home after all agreeing that it was indeed a “Grand Day Out”. This friendly international group hopes that you will come and join them - full details are on the groups website www.cbmwalkers.org. The website also includes a wealth of information on mountain walking which is of particular interest to those who may be new to this exhillarating pastime.

Golf helps children The Provincial Lodge of Valencia held a golf day for charity which raised €5,000 for the Provincial Grand Master's Charity - the Children's Summer School enabling fifty children to attend this activity which they

would otherwise be unable to enjoy. Dinner ladies' lunch The wives and partners of members of the three Javea lodges donated a digital projector to the Asociación Autismo Javéa, which supports children and young adults suffering from autism who live in Javéa and nearby towns. Barbecue for charity Oliva La Safor Lodge of Freemasons held a summer

party and barbecue recently. A raffle was held for charity with gifts donated by Masons. A total of €300 was raised and collected on behalf of the local children's home, El Preventorio, and will be donated at a later date with other monies raised. To read more about all of these events and to see photos, please see Costa Blanca News this Friday and turn to the Social Scene pages (North edition).

Crescendo International Choir Crescendo International Choir had a busy June, giving two concerts and participating in an Armed Forces Day event in the city of Orihuela at the end of the month. On June 10, Crescendo Choir gave a concert at La Siesta Church in Torrevieja. Attendees to the concert were treated to a concert of 15 songs, More than €300 was raised for the Evangelical Church that holds services there. The following weekend, Crescendo Choir gave a concert for 100 people at Casa Contenta, a tapas bar and restaurant in Rojales. At this concert. The last Saturday in June, Crescendo International Choir participated in the Orihuela Costa Armed Forces Day service at the 13th Century Orihuela Cathedral Sponsored by the Royal British Legion, Orihuela Costa and District

Branch. Among the attendees were several members of the red uniformed Chelsea Pensioners, including one who participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy Beach in France. All in all, it was a busy year for Crescendo International Choir. The choir starts re-

hearsals again Monday, September 9 at Sacko’s Bar in Plaza International, El Limonar Urbanisation in Torrevieja. For more information, go to www.crescendo-choir.com For the full report see Friday's Costa Blanca News (south edition).

Crescendo Choir getting ready to perform at the Orihuela Cathedral Armed Forces Day service


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A sizzling summer fair for Age Concern Age Concern held their annual Summer Fair on Saturday, June 22 at their Day Centre and grounds at Calle Paganini, La Siesta. People thronged from far and wide to attend this summer event and enjoyed browsing the many stalls, taking part in the activities or simply just relaxing in the summer sun with a nice cup of tea and muffin. Everyone was royally entertained by the Alpengold Oompah Band who, dressed in traditional German costumes, got their audience singing along as their talented brass section played popular melodies. Following on were the renowned Harmonisers. This huge group of male melody makers sang out loud and clear, with gusto, all the favourite songs familiar with barbershop traditions. Both sets of entertainers made a good day great and Age Concern thank them warmly for volunteering to come along and providing such a delightful couple of hours of music. Age Concern raised staggering €2,517.45 and all the money raised goes straight

into maintaining and upkeep of the Day Centre, providing beneficiaries with daily activities, keeping the two vehicles running along with ensuring all the valuable services and mobility aids are in ship shape order ready for the vulnerable and our aged population to take advantage of whenever needed. A special thank you must go to all our volunteers who gave so much of their time to make sure cakes were baked, prizes and bottles donated, stalls were manned and everything in place to make this Summer Fair a success Everything you ever need to know about Age Concern can now be found on our website www.ageconcerncostablanca sur.org Why not follow us on Facebook Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur where you’ll find up to the minute information and future events which you may wish to attend. For urgent attention please telephone 966 786 887 Monday – Friday from 10am – 1.30pm or leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

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English Language Volunteering with Estación Inglesa Estación Inglesa is a programme that brings together a group of Spaniards with a group of volunteer native English speakers for a week in 4 star hotels in different venues around Spain.

Most Spanish learners of English have a fairly good level of grammar but have rarely used English to communicate with native speakers, and are very shy when they have to speak English. The programme aims to empower them to break the language barrier by living among native English speaking volunteers in a relaxed and fun environment for a week. Volunteer native English speakers simply take part in the different activities and speak English with the Spanish participants. They also have meals in mixed tables (2 native English speakers + 2 Spaniards). In exchange for their hard work Volunteer English speakers get free accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The programme is a fun and very rewarding experience and volunteers will gain many insights into Spanish culture and way of life and hopefully make some good friends! Who are the Spanish participants? Most Spanish participants are professionals who need to use English in their jobs. They usually have a good grasp of English grammar but need to improve their conversational skills. Profiles are varied but we usually have engineers, doctors, midmanagers, teachers, and occasionally we do get famous Spanish actors & actresses! Who is Estación Inglesa for? We are looking for outgoing people who like to share their life experience with others and who like to talk. The role of volunteers is not to act as English teachers, but simply to talk to Spanish participants and take part in the activities. You will get to meet lots of interesting people and gain fascinating insights into Spanish culture, even if you don’t speak a word of Spanish! What are the venues like? Biar is a beautiful historic village, just 30 miles from Alicante. Located on a small hill and surrounded by pine forests, the town boasts an impressive castle built in the XIII century. Accommodation is in the Hotel Villa de Biar****, which features and outdoor pool, a small gym and a magnificent terrace. The Monfragüe National Park in Extremadura is a beautiful area full of oak trees, rivers, mountains and the biggest vulture reserve in Europe. Participants are accommodated in a beautiful 4 star hotel perfectly integrated in its natural surroundings. The hotel grounds include several terraces with magnificent views of the Park, a large lawn, an outdoor swimming pool and a gym. Finally El Barco the Ávila is a beautiful village by the river Tormes with an impressive medieval castle and great views to the Sierra de Gredos. The hotel El Mirador de Gredos**** is an elegant and comfortable hotel, where you can relax in the cosy lounge aor enjoy a nice walk by the river. The hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the village crossing a twelfth century Romanesque bridge over the Tormes river. Volunteers in all venues are accommodated in single rooms, full board. What do you have to do to become a volunteer? Have a look at our web www.estacioninglesa.es/en to understand what Estación Inglesa is all about. You can also see pictures of the villages and hotels where the programmes take place. You can apply directly to take part in a programme by clicking on the apply menu www.estacioninglesa.es/apply or, if you have any questions, just get in touch via email & we will give you all the information you need: anglos@estacioninglesa.es

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12 Legal and Finance

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Seven ways to make your holiday money stretch further

By Vicky Shaw, P.A. Lots of us blow the budget when travelling - here's how to keep your getaway funds on track. By Vicky Shaw. You may be looking forward to that long-awaited summer holiday - and rightly so - but will you blow your budget this year? One in four (25%) of us went over the amount we'd planned to spend on our last trip, according to a survey Post Office Travel Money. And with two-thirds of holidaymakers planning to travel abroad this year, many more may end up stretching their holiday wallets too far. So, to prevent it from happening again, here are seven tips from Post Office Travel Money to stop your holiday spending spiralling out of control... 1. Go where sterling will get you the most holiday cash Turkey is a destination where holidaymakers may find their money stretches further this year, with sterling having strengthened against the Turkish lira. The pound has also strengthened against the Norwegian and Swedish currencies and increased on 2018 levels against the Icelandic krona. If you want to head further afield, South Africa could be a bargain bet, as the rand has fallen against sterling since last year. It's a good time to visit family or friends in Australia too, as the pound has strengthened year-on-year against the Australian dollar. 2. Budget realistically to avoid running short Be realistic about holiday spending and set a budget designed to cover all your

costs. Plan your holiday money in advance, to avoid having to top up abroad and potentially incurring fees for using cards. You could consider loading money onto a pre-paid currency card to avoid transaction charges. If you do want to use a credit or debit card abroad, consider avoiding paying in sterling in shops or restaurants because it may cost more than if you paid in local currency. 3. Pick the right moment to get your spending money Get the most you can for your pounds by monitoring exchange rate movements before you go, and purchase your foreign currency when the pound is looking stronger. The Post Office found that one in 10 people left it until they got to the airport on their last holiday to get their currency potentially meaning they got a poorer rate. Nick Boden, head of Post Office Travel Money, says: "When time is short, it is tempting to leave it until you get to the airport with time to kill. However, the amount lost by doing so is likely to be enough to pay for a round of drinks or to buy kids' ice creams for the whole holiday." 4. Pick a resort where the cost of living is low Over four-fifths (83%) of families say the cost of meals, drinks and other tourist staples in their holiday destinations is a bigger worry than the value of sterling. For those who haven't already booked, the latest Post Office Holiday Costs Barometer of European beach resorts suggests that prices are likely to be relatively low in Sunny Beach and other

Bulgarian Black Sea resorts. The Algarve, the Costa del Sol and Marmaris were also tipped as good value. 5. Watch out for meal prices Meal costs may be the biggest drain on the holiday budget - so compare prices. Cafes and restaurants lining the beach in tourist hotspots are often pricier so choose ones favoured by locals instead. Keep costs down by choosing fixed price menus and drinking local draught beers and carafe wine rather than international bottled brands. 6. Consider self-catering This could be a very effective way to keep the cost of eating to a minimum and explains why two in five families in the Post Office's research are planning to take the DIY approach this year. It makes good financial sense because, according to the Post Office, the average amount that holidaymakers spent stocking up on provisions on their last self-catering holiday was ÂŁ89 - around a quarter of the cost of eating out daily in many European resort restaurants. For those going self-catering, research suggests the Balearic Islands offer relatively cheap shop prices, while supermarkets in the Algarve and the Costa del Sol are also seen as good value. 7. If you don't want to cook while you're away, think about going all-inclusive But make sure you check what is included in the package price and don't get caught out paying for extras.


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How... to spot a fake online review With the growth in online shopping, reviews can play a key role when weighing up whether or not something's worth buying - but a glowing five-star review may not be all that it appears. In some cases, the reviewer may have been given some sort of incentive to write it. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently raised concerns about fake reviews. It would like to it would like to hear from any businesses that have been offered fake review services and they can share their experiences by emailing onlinereviews@cma.gov.uk. And here are some tips from which? For sorting the real online reviews from the fakes:

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days, this could also be a sign that the reviews are fake. . Look at the language. Does the review sound over-the-top, or is it quite vague? Consider how you would describe a product and how that stacks up against the review. . Does the seller look legit? A lack of contact details could mean all is not as it seems - and you could struggle to complain to the seller if something goes wrong. For more tips, visit which.co.uk/consumer-rights /advice/how-to-spot-a-fakereview

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Lobster: The full English mobile service The Post readers will have seen advertisement for Lobster – The full English mobile in several editions now, and you’re probably wondering what it's all about, how it all works and, while we’re on the subject: Where does the name Lobster come from? To answer all your questions we chat with the Lobster Marketing Director Tony Watts. So what's Lobster all about, and is it really all in English? Simply put, we are the only mobile operator in Spain to offer a service completely in English. And when we say everything in English we really mean it: The Lobster website, our app, all customer billing information, our advertising, all in English. And perhaps the most important thing, our Customer Contact Centre agents are all native English speakers. And we are open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Having said all that, we can also handle calls and provide documentation in Spanish if a customer prefers. How did the idea for Lobster come about? We launched in 2018 to meet the needs of British expats, and other English speakers, residing in Spain. It is estimated that there are over 1.5 million English speakers residing in Spain and we want to be the benchmark for them.

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Right now we have thousands of happy customers and growing. We are available in over 300 retail stores, mainly on the Mediterranean coast, and on the islands... basically where the sun and the expats are! You can also sign-up online on our website lobster.es or calling our Customer Contact Centre for free on 1661. All you need is valid ID, passport, NIE, or similar, and a credit or debit card – which doesn't have to be a Spanish credit or debit card. As simple as that

and you're good to go. No lengthy contracts or no paperwork. None of that stuff. With Lobster there are no commitments. This is something which is very important to us... we want our customers to stay with us because they're happy with the service, not because of nasty lock-ins or termination fees. We have some great customer testimonials on our Facebook page. For example, Terry Hart recommends Lobster by saying “I have just cancelled my €29 per month contract with a large provider with 2Mb. With Lobster I get unlimited calls and texts including international calls for €12. The sing-up is very simple and I can keep my number. Tony Marshall says: “Great telephone support, fantastic website and excellent value cell packages!” Tell us about your tariff plans? We tailor-made our tariff plans for British expats, and other English speakers. It's all very simple. We have 3 plans all with unlimited calls and texts in Spain, to the UK, and other countries. The only difference between the plans is the amount of data you get. And we cater for all types of customers from light to heavy data users! So whether you just send the odd WhatsApp, or are glued to YouTube videos all day, we have a tariff plan which is right for you! The plans start from just 12€ per month, and pretty much everything is included for that price which means you can easily control your monthly spend with us. As well as unlimited calls and texts back to the UK, all plans include unlimited calls and texts to: Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Gibraltar and the USA. You can keep your existing Spanish number if you already have one or we can give you a brand new one. You are running a "try us and see" promotion, tell us some more about that. Sounds too good to be true! Just sign-up and you get your first month's plan completely free with no commitments. And we mean com-

pletely free. So you can try our service and see if you like it. We can't be any fairer than that! We want our customers to stay with us because they're happy with the service. What's your network coverage like? We have full national coverage in Spain, running on the Movistar network and they don’t come any bigger than that! Our coverage gives you super fast data up to 4G. And we have great international coverage too. What about expats who go home for several months? We understand expatriate needs. We know about the "swallows" who come and go! If you are going back home for a few months to spend time with the family, or for whatever reason, then no problem, you can park your number for free when you are away from Spain for up to 12 months and have it available again when you get back. So why the name Lobster, and tell us a little about the Lobster brand We think the name Lobster is something different. It brings to mind the good life. Spain has sun and great food, what more do you want! The Lobster brand DNA is based around the best of British values and service. We are "English, easy and effortless" giving a great service and an experience just "like at home”. We're authentic and straightforward and we do what we say when we say. You remember that Ronseal ad from the 90s "It does exactly what it says on the tin". That is probably a very good description of what we are all about. Who are you? Lobster launched service in 2018. It was almost 2 years in the making with an investment of over 4M Euros to get Lobster ready for launch making sure that everything was right, the branding, the advertising, sales channels, and so on. Lobster is a registered brand of Zinnia Telecommunications, a Spanish company and part of the Gibtelecom Group. We have the financial and business support of Gibtelecom, the leading telecommunications company in Gibraltar. Basically, Gibtelecom is the BT of Gibraltar. The Lobster management team is formed by ex-directors from Yoigo and Lebara with a great amount of experience in the sector. Just a few closing words to sum up... We are the only mobile operator in Spain to offer a service completely in English. We offer you tailor-made tariff plans with unlimited calls and texts in Spain, to the UK, and other countries and great data deals, start from just 12€ per month. To sign up all you need is valid ID, passport, NIE, or similar and a credit or debit card. You get your first month completely free with no commitments to try our service and see if you like it. We can't be any fairer than that! We want our customers to stay with us because they're happy with the service.


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Jazz music in Elche The Elche Jazz Festival returns this week with four varied performances at the Patio de Armas at the Palacio de Altamira and all concerts begin at 10.30pm. The event gets underway tomorrow, Thursday, July 4 with a performance by the flamenco-influenced singer-songwriter Fraskito. The following evening it will be the turn of José Luis Santacruz on saxophone, accompanied by Felix and Julius Pastorius - sons of the late, legendary, fusion jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, who will give a performance entitled Through Jaco, based on interpretations of Santacruz’s album of the same name. On Saturday, July 6 Aretha i Los Franklin, perform 50s standards and pure soul from the 60s and early 70s. The closing concert, on Sunday, July

7, will be the Valencian saxophone ‘revelation’ Clara Juan Soler and her quartet, featuring Kontxi Lorente on piano, Alessandro Cesarini on bass and Miguel Asensio on drums. Tickets for all concerts are €10 in advance and €15 from the box office on the night or online through www.instanticket.es – when searching be sure to search Elx and not Elche.

Fraskito will be opening the festival

Medieval market La Nucia This weekend La Nucia turns back time celebrating their independence in 1705 with a medieval market. There will be traditional stalls, workshops, theatre music and lots to keep everyone including children entertained.

The market will be open this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 5, 6 and 7 from 6pm till midnight. For more information see the What's On pages in Costa Blanca News this friday (North edition)

Fiestas galore along the Costa Now that the summer season has well and truly begun, make sure you dont' miss out on any of the fun fies-

tas held in local towns and villages. For more details get a copy of the Costa Blanca News every Friday.

The Working Party Blue Band The Working Party rock, blues and rock'n'roll band will be playing at the Floridita in Moraira on July 7 and 14 . Kick-off will be at 8.30pm.

Expect a fun evening if you should join us. Floridita is located at Carrer de les Tosqueres, 3, 03724 Moraira,

Summer sale at Calpe and Benissa Lions Charity Shop We are pleased to announce a summer sale - all items of clothes, shoes, bedding and curtains are half price! So get your bargain buys .... the sale is on now, until we close for August. Donations of bric-a-brac and clothes are always welcome. We´re open 10am to 1pm Monday to Saturday. Please come and see what we have to offer.

The shop, at Calle Pintor Sorolla 15 in Calpe. We will close for a break on Saturday, July 27, and our first day open after the summer will be Monday , September 2. The Calpe and Benissa Lions thank all their customers and supporters throughout the year ... we look forward to seeing you very soon!

Live music in Vergel Enjoy an evening of live music at Restaurante L’Alcoia, Vergel on Friday, July 5, with BBQ and livemusic with Charlie and Levita from 8pm . The restaurant is located at Avda. Alacant 1, 03770 El Vergel. Tel: 96 643 9850


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Rachel Ama's vegan recipes By Ella Walker, P.A. Scramble and smoky aubergine bagels A vegan breakfast of dreams. "A mouth-watering vegan take on a breakfast classic, a savoury mixture of onions, tomatoes and ackee - one of my favourite natural alternatives to eggs," says food writer Rachel Ama. "Ackee is a fruit that you'll see in a lot of Caribbean cooking. It's extremely subtle in taste and soaks up flavour well, just be careful not to over-mix it as it breaks down very easily. The aim is to heat it up and give it just a few stirs when cooking. Using black salt to season the ackee right at the end of cooking will give an egg-like flavour to this dish which is really delicious. "I've topped the ackee with sweet and smoky, slightly crispy aubergines and served them in a toasted bagel with some avocado for ultimate bagel goals." Ingredients: (Serves 4) 4 bagels, halved 2 avocados, sliced 1 quantity of 'smoky aubergine' (see below) 4tbsp pumpkin seeds 1tbsp finely snipped chives Handful of fresh coriander, chopped 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges, to serve For the smoky aubergine: 2 aubergines, sliced into quarters, lengthways 1tsp sweet smoked paprika 1tsp garlic granules 1tbsp liquid smoke or soy sauce 1tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos 1tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce 2tbsp maple syrup 2tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing Salt and black pepper For the ackee scramble: 1tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 spring onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped Leaves from 2 thyme sprigs 1tsp ground turmeric 2 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 small fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1tbsp nutritional yeast 1 x 540g tin of ackee, drained 1tbsp fresh lime juice

Salt (or black salt) and black pepper Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180oC fan. 2. First make the smoky aubergine. Line a baking sheet with baking paper or grease with olive oil. Finely slice the aubergine quarters lengthways into 2-3mm strips. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl and season. Brush the aubergine slices with the marinade, and bake on the prepared sheet for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, brush again with the marinade, and cook for another 15 minutes. Once cooked, leave to cool. 3. Make the ackee scramble. Place the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat, add the onion and spring onions and saute for five minutes until softened, then add the garlic, thyme, turmeric, tomatoes and chilli, season with pepper and saute for a further five minutes. 4. Sprinkle in the nutritional yeast and then add the ackee. Give this a gentle mix to coat the ackee in all the other ingredients and then allow to heat through for four to five minutes. Ackee is fragile so don't over-mix or it will turn to mush. 5. Remove from the heat, add the lime juice and half a teaspoon of salt and mix in carefully. Meanwhile, toast the bagel halves and place two halves on each plate. 6. Add some of the ackee scramble to the bottom half of each bagel, along with a few slices of avocado and smoky aubergine, then sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, chives and coriander before adding the top half of the bagel. Serve each filled bagel with a wedge of lime for squeezing over. Griddled cinnamon pineapples with salted caramel A glitzy summer dessert. "Here, juicy pineapples are marinated in maple and cinnamon and then griddled until caramelised, before being drizzled with salted caramel sauce and crunchy pecans and served with coconut ice cream," says food writer and blogger Rachel Ama. "The pineapples are also

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amazing cooked on the barbecue in the summer." Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 ripe pineapple 2tbsp maple syrup 1tbsp ground cinnamon 1tbsp vegetable oil For the salted caramel sauce: 240ml maple syrup 2tbsp vegan butter 60ml vegan cream 1-2 pinches of salt (to taste) To serve: 125g pecans, lightly crushed 4 scoops of vegan coconut ice cream Method: 1. First make the salted caramel sauce. Pour the maple syrup into a non-stick saucepan set over a medium heat and bring to a gentle boil, then allow the syrup to bubble away for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon to reduce the bubbles. 2. Add the butter and stir until it has completely melted. Whisking the sauce constantly, gradually add the cream until it has all been combined. Add the salt and mix in well, then pour the sauce into a jar or bowl and set aside to cool. 3. Meanwhile, place the pineapple on a chopping board on its side and, using a large sharp knife, slice off the base of the fruit and the green top - cutting through the pineapple 1-2cm from the base of the leaves. Stand the pineapple up and begin to carefully slice away the outer peel, cutting from top to bottom and following the contours of the pineapple. Lay the pineapple on its side and cut into 5cm slices. 4. Place the pineapple in a large bowl, then add the

maple syrup and cinnamon and stir to coat the pineapple evenly. Leave to marinate for about 30 minutes. 5. Place a griddle pan (or a heavy-based frying pan) over a medium heat and add the vegetable oil. Add the pineapple slices and cook for about five minutes on each side or until heated through and lightly chargrilled. Divide

the griddled pineapples between plates and serve with a generous scoop of coconut ice cream, a drizzle of the salted caramel sauce and a sprinkling of crushed pecans. Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats: Tasty Plant-based Recipes For Every Day by Rachel Ama, photography by Haarala Hamilton, is published by Ebury Available now.

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18 Greetings

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Felicidades Juan

Espero que pases un día estupendo. Con todo nuestro cariño, un abrazo muy fuerte, Joyce y Lorena xx

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Happy birthday Elisa

Happy 17th birthday to our gorgeous girl Lorena . Hope you enjoy your day. Lots of love and kisses, mum and dad.

Happy birthday to our dear little, or not so little Elisa who 12 years old today. Hope you have fantastic day. Lots of love, cuddles and kisses from mummy, daddy, yaya, yayo and Luna. xxxxxx

Happy birthday Julián

If you would like to send someone a free greeting, just send in their photo and a short text to: The Post, Calle Alicante 39, 03509 Finestrat, Alicante Or email: readers@thepost.es

Muchas felicidades Julián. Te deseamos que pases un buen cumpleaños. Un abrazo fuerte de toda tu familia.

Your stars for next week

Aries

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21 Apr - 21 May

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22 May - 21 Jun

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With family matters reaching a peak, lots of energy is needed to keep up. Of course, it is not possible to please everyone, but socially it is a pretty smooth ride. News from younger relatives may be unexpected but welcome. Keep a sharp eye on finances, especially as there are so many bargains around. Aim to keep to a healthy diet even when pretty rushed!

Socially it is a bright and promising time, with many plans running around in your head. Any awkward customers can be charmed by a bright smile and a sincere approach. Although it is not a good week for important decisions, it does give you a chance to look into any propositions. A romantic link could be broken if your attention is too much elsewhere, but maybe this is what you want?

Being your charming self will see you well through this week. It is not a time to push others to agree with your needs. Indeed, making them think that an idea was theirs could be the best way forward. Some low-energy days should not stop holiday or work plans in their tracks. Indeed, putting feelers out in all directions brings some pretty surprising results. Bargains are there, you just need to find them.

In a week of quiet but ongoing progress there is satisfaction. Maybe something that you have tried to achieve over months suddenly slips into place. Your efforts here were never wasted but sometimes there is just a perfect time for everything. Some low-energy days could serve to remind you to keep a good diet. At this socially active time, it is tempting to overindulge.

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24 Oct - 22 Nov

This seems the perfect time to get your social life in gear! As you tend to be the life and soul of the party, others are probably waiting for those invitations. This weekend sees some special moments as romance flares. You need to be out and about yourself to make the most of this time. Passionate interest from an unusual place may throw your cool exterior out of the window!

A sudden emphasis on work could mean some exciting changes are about to come. Be aware that every change can be the start of an opportunity. Showing an interest in what is happening around you can make a big difference to your bank balance. Instead of thinking what is best for others now, consider what is best for you. After all, everyone will benefit if you make the right moves.

High energy and a fresh outlook see you shooting ahead this week. Something that you have wanted to do for a long time now seems right on. A certain feeling of freedom runs through the whole month and certainly affects your mood. What happens when you have high energy and optimism? Well, you only have to look at the past to know that. Keep those ideas flowing.

Although social life may be in full flow, a sudden offer or opportunity may arise from work. Business can be good and even those in part-time work could receive a boost. Keep an enthusiastic and interested attitude to keep the spotlight on ambitions. Not feeling very ambitious? Coming a bit out of your comfort zone boosts confidence. You have the chance, so go for it!

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Pisces

23 Nov - 21 Dec

Sometimes, strangely, it is hard for you to admit that you have talents. Really, it is not a bad thing to show what you are capable of - and success is not a rude word! Being far too modest at the moment sees you coasting along. Get that engine started to make real progress. Just think how success could add to both your social and love life. Get the idea? Make it all work for you. Seriously!

22 Dec - 20 Jan

In a highly-rated family time, opportunities need to be taken. Something that can boost your finances and your confidence needs to be jumped at! How many of your talents are unused at the moment? This is a time to live life to the full and take loved ones on that journey with you. You probably have no idea just how loved and important to others you really are. So modest!

21 Jan - 19 Feb

Take your pleasures as they come this week. In a great social atmosphere it is easy to make new friends and contacts. One of those brings a chance to boost your finances in the future. Keep those ears and eyes open for what is on offer. A heavy workload is helped by getting others to pull their weight. Quite honestly it could be good for them to be a bit more independent.

20 Feb - 20 Mar

In a week when you really feel the affection all around you, smiling is essential. You have a way of being somewhat deadpan at times and others find you very hard to read. Communications are the key to contentment at the moment and working with others is the key. Many doors will be open to you if you try to help others to help you. Does that make sense to you?


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This is why you should give the bike shorts trend a go this summer By Katie Wright, PA It's a look that's still going strong and it's time to get on board, says Katie Wright. If you're the sort of person who shies away from any trend the Kardashian clan loves, then chances are, you've been giving cycling shorts a wide berth. We don't blame you. The return of bike shorts (to give them their fashion moniker) has been quite the shock to anyone who

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remembers them from last time they were in vogue, circa the early Nineties. No wonder it's been mainly teens and Instagram influencers who have embraced the tight, stretchy shorts, sporting them in fluoro shades with matching crop tops and chunky 'dad' trainers. But, what if we told you that after our initial aversion to bike shorts, we're now totally on board - and that you should be too? Hear us out, though. We're not suggesting you grab the nearest clingy neon co-ord set you can find. Far from it. What we mean is that there's a grown-up way to wear the trend - two ways in fact. First up, the blazer-bike-short combo. Layering a tailored jacket over the sporty shorts elevates your outfit and, crucially, covers up your bum. Add a soft cotton T-shirt, a pair of simple blockheeled sandals and a top handle handbag, and you've got an elegant but edgy summer ensemble. If you want extra coverage, make it a longline tee and try a pair of cycling shorts with a scalloped or lace edge that peeps out from below the hem of your top. Then there's the genius evolution of the trend denim bike shorts. Far more forgiving than lycra or cotton,

denim creates a slim silhouette and the longer length doesn't leave your upper thighs exposed - while still being totally on-trend. There are lots of different colours and washes to choose from in the shops - why not double up with a denim shirt or jacket on top? Tempted? Here's our pick of summer's coolest bike shorts... Hush Anita blazer, cotton slub crew tee, slim denim shorts, brimpton sandals, Penelope Sunglasses Miss Selfridge white long line burnout t-shirt black rib cycling shorts, blue mid denim jacket Yours clothing indigo distressed denim shorts Topshop white cycle shorts, New Look bright blue acid wash denim knee shorts Pretty Little Thing pink cycle shorts


20 Mind and Body

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How much do you know about the most common vaginal health condition? By Liz Connor, P.A. Liz Connor spoke to gynaecologist, Dr Shazia Malik, to help iron out what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to BV. Bacterial vaginosis, also known as BV, is twice as common as thrush, and as many as one third of women will have it at some point, according to intimate health brand Balance Activ (balanceactiv.com). But many women mistake their symptoms for thrush, leading to incorrect treatment and frustration when it keeps reoccurring.

BV happens when the careful balance of vaginal bacteria is disrupted, often causing an unpleasant odour - but around half of women with bacterial vaginosis don't have any symptoms whatsoever. Confused? We spoke to gynaecologist, Dr Shazia Malik, to find out the seven most common myths surrounding BV. 1. it’s the same as thrush "False. BV is a bacterial condition, unlike thrush, which is a yeast infection. It's also twice as common as thrush, but very few women are aware of it, meaning more than 60% of are misdiagnosing their symptoms as thrush. "We don't know exactly why this is. But the fact that thrush is so widely known and talked about means women are much more likely to think of thrush when experiencing abnormal vaginal symptoms." 2. You get BV from having sex "True. BV can be triggered by sexual intercourse between a heterosexual couples, particularly with a new partner. This is because semen is alkaline and can affect the vaginal pH balance. "As only people with vagi-

nas can have BV, it is more likely to occur in women in same sex relationships, especially if they share sex toys. "However, BV is not an STI. There are also lots of other totally normal and common things that can disrupt the natural vaginal pH and trigger BV, like wearing tight clothing and thongs, heavy periods, hormonal changes, the coil and even having baths instead of showers." 3. You can avoid BV by eating acidic food "Not true. There is no overt evidence that the foods we

eat can impact our vaginal pH levels, but what we eat affects all of our body in one way or another. "Dehydration or too much alcohol might also have an effect, so it makes sense to have a healthy and balanced diet so that we can be healthy inside and out." 4. BV makes you itch "False again. While BV can cause occasional discomfort, intense itching or even a burning sensation is usually a symptom of thrush. "The main symptom of BV is a thin, watery discharge that is often grey in colour and can have a fishy odour,

especially after sex or during a period." 5. Anyone can get BV "Another myth. Anyone with a vagina can get BV - in fact, at least 1 in 3 of us will experience BV at some point, but men cannot get it." 6. You can clear up BV by washing your vulva more" "Nope. In fact, over-washing can be a trigger - once a day is plenty. Douching is also a big no-no, as well as using perfumed soaps or antiseptic products as these could also upset the natural balance of the vagina." 7. You have to take strong antibiotics to clear up BV "False. BV can sometimes clear up itself. However, if it doesn't then the mainstays of treatment are changing the vaginal pH back to being slightly acidic, increasing the number of healthy protective lactobacilli and removing the overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria. "This can be done using BV treatments available in Boots or your local pharmacy, usually in the form of a gel or pessary. However, if your symptoms persist a course of antibiotics may be advised."


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Abscesses What is an abscess? An abscess is a painful collection of pus, which is usually caused by a bacterial infection. They can develop anywhere in the body. There are many different types of abscess two of which are: Skin abscesses – which develop under the skin Internal abscesses – which develop inside the body, in an organ or in the spaces between organs Symptoms of an abscess A skin abscess often appears as a swollen, pus-filled lump under the surface of the skin. You may also have other symptoms of an infection, such as a high temperature and chills. It's more difficult to identify an abscess inside the body, but signs include: Pain in the affected area High temperature Generally feeling unwell When to see your Dr See your Dr if you think you may have an abscess. They can examine a skin abscess or refer you to hospital if they think you may have an internal abscess.

There are several tests available to help diagnose an abscess, depending on where it's located. Causes of abscesses Most abscesses are caused by a bacterial infection. When bacteria enter your body, your immune system sends infection-fighting white blood cells to the affected area. As the white blood cells attack the bacteria, some nearby tissue dies, creating a hole which then fills with pus to form an abscess. The pus contains a mixture of dead tissue, white blood cells and bacteria. Internal abscesses often develop as a complication of an existing condition, such as an infection elsewhere in your body. For example, if your appendix bursts as a result of appendicitis, bacteria can spread inside your abdomen and cause an abscess to form. Treatment A small skin abscess may drain naturally, or simply shrink, dry up and disappear without any treatment. Larger abscesses may need to be treated with antibiotics to clear the infection, and the pus may need to be

drained. This will usually be done either by inserting a needle through your skin or by making a small incision in the skin over the abscess. Preventing a skin abscess Most skin abscesses are caused by bacteria getting into a minor wound, the root of a hair or a blocked oil or sweat gland. Ensuring that your skin is clean, healthy and largely free of bacteria can help reduce the risk of skin abscesses developing.

communal facilities such as gyms, saunas and swimming pools before the abscess is fully treated and healed. Don't squeeze the pus out of the abscess yourself, because this can easily spread the bacteria to other areas of your skin. You may also help to reduce

your risk of skin abscesses by: Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet Losing weight if you're overweight or obese Stopping smoking It's difficult to prevent internal abscesses, as they're often complications of other conditions.

You can reduce the risk of bacteria spreading by: Ensuring good hand hygiene and not sharing any

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


22 Across the Pond

Independence Day A couple of weeks and set them off. But it is now ago, as it has been doing for the last few legal to use firemillion years, the works in Indiana Summer Solstice arbut to tell you the rived, bringing with it truth, I’m not a big this hemisphere’s fan. First of all, I’m summer season. Even too thrifty –some though I probably folks would call it don’t need to tell you, cheap- to spend the twice a year ocgood money on currences of the Solsomething that is stice – Winter and going to disinteSummer- are not to be grate minutes after I get it home. Secconfused with the ondly, I like having twice a year Spring both my eyes, and Fall Equinox A regular column by Gordon Grindstaff eyebrows and all events. (Note 1) my fingers. Thirdly, For as long as History has been recorded, these yearly the noise scares the crap out of the milestones have been marked with cer- neighborhood dogs. Still, fireworks are now legal to be emonies and celebrations. The indigenous peoples in one ancient Scandina- used in Indiana but I would like to point vian culture marked the Winter Solstice out that the law states that they can occasion with a Festival honoring the only be used between the hours of Norse Sun Goddess, Beiwi. These folks 9am and 11pm and only on your own worshipped Beiwi by sacrificing ‘white, property – wink, wink. I would also point out that our Hoofemale animals’ while smearing their doorposts with butter for Beiwi to eat sier State has wisely required that fireworks purchasers be at least 18 years on her travels. (2) Today, we’re a little more civilised of age. This law will keep the dangerwhen it comes to our celebrations ous pyrotechnics out of the hands of around the tilt of the earth’s axis; we’re innocent children and keep them in the not smearing butter on our front doors clutches of responsible adults who nor are we sacrificing anything if you have spent the daylight hours eating don’t count the various fingers lost to hot barbequed spareribs and drinking our penchant for celebrating special cold beer before settling in at dusk to light up the night with their fireworks; occasions with fireworks. Which reminds me, we don’t even sleeping babies, skittish animals and need the position of the Sun in the sky grassfires be damned. Makes sense to me. or the calendar to let us know that summer is nigh; instead, we have the G2 Notes: fireworks stores that are popping up all over Central Indiana like wildflowers. 1: Astronomically speaking, each of These storefronts are a better predictor these episodes are all related to the of summer’s arrival than a passel of position of the Sun, but other than that, June bugs on your screen door. they really have little in common except For those Hoosiers who are too some folks believe that during these young to remember, these stores are a occasions, it is possible to stand an fairly recent phenomenon. Up until the egg on its end in an upright position. In turn of the century, the sale of fireworks actuality, should you bother to develop was not allowed in Indiana. (Note 3) Oh the skillset necessary to do this – and I sure, you could buy sparklers at the have no idea why you would - balandrugstore but that was it. The real cing an egg in an upright position can thing; firecrackers, cherry bombs, and be done any day of the week. bottle rockets, like moonshine, had to 2: Keep in mind that I’m just the be smuggled into the state under cover messenger here before you take issue of darkness from Tennessee. with me about that ‘white, female aniNaturally, it was only a matter of mal’ stuff. I’m just stealing this intime before some enterprising busi- formation from Wikipedia and Dictionnessman sought to persuade the In- ary.com. While neither of these fine diana legislature to allow the sale of the centres of information had anything to more potent stuff – fireworks, not say about it, this probably had nothing moonshine. Normally, our State Gov- to do with ladies, most likely it was rabernment hands down to the masses bits, goats or maybe even white mice. very wise, well planned and statesman3: I’m speaking of the turn of the like laws but this time they missed the 21st century. This ‘turn of the century’ boat. In an effort that I suppose was in- phrase is confusing to most of us folks tended to appease both the pro and who have lived in two different cenanti-fireworks crowds, a law was turies. For a good part of my life, the passed that would allow the sale of turn of the century was when the year fireworks with one caveat. The pur- 1900 arrived; now that the 21st century chaser had to sign a form from the is here, we have to differentiate. Pyrotechnics safety board - whatever This reminds me, I hope we can that is – , stating that the fireworks settle the argument that the turn of the would be used only outside the state’s century does not occur when the ‘00’ borders. Being the honest citizens that year arrives but in fact, does not begin we are here in Indiana, I’m sure the until the ‘01’ year of the 22nd century folks who bought a trunk load of mortar starts. You say po-tay-toe, I say poshells took them across the Ohio River taw-toe.

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On the box London's Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames (C4, 7pm) Saturday, 6/7/2019 The Illuminated River Project is currently working with artist Leo Villareal on a scheme to light up the 15 bridges that cross the Thames in central London. If it works, it will contain 100,000 bulbs and become arguably the largest public art work ever conceived. In a three-part series, Charlie Luxton finds out more about the project. He begins by travelling to the US to meet Villareal, whose previous works include illuminating the 1.8 mile-long San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. He also charts the history of the first crossing on the Thames - London Bridge - and meets Ben Wilson, aka British artist Chewing Gum Man, who views the pedestrians on the Millennium Bridge as his muses, as well as those whose families have worked the river for generations.

Gentleman Jack (BBC1, 9pm) Sunday, 7/7/2019 Anne Lister journeys north to Denmark while acting as chaperone to an aristocratic young woman, and finds herself embraced in the royal court. Despite her joyous new life, she remains haunted by her estrangement from her lost love. When bad news reaches her, she faces the prospect of returning to confront the past. Ann Walker makes a bold resolution about her future, while an unexpected visitor threatens to finally expose Thomas Sowden's macabre secret. Sofie Grabol (The Killing) guest stars as the queen of Denmark. Last in the series.

The Honest Supermarket: What's Really in Our Food? (BBC2, 9.30pm) Monday, 8/7/2019 For every pound spent on food shopping, 77p goes to the supermarkets, giving them a huge influence over what people eat. In an experiment to discover the hidden truths about everyday foods, Horizon has built a supermarket where the products are labelled with the real story of how they are produced and their effect on consumers and the environment. Mathematician Hannah Fry and dietician Priya Tew invite members of the British public to come in and discover the truth about their favourite foods.


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24 Puzzles

Crossword

Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues Across 1 Famous Frenchman is a purest revolutionary (7) 5 Temporary police force poses a problem (5) 8 See 16 Down 9 A small laboratory takes on a graduate in America (7) 10 One chosen travelled to the terminal (9) 12 See 16 Down 13 Creatures noted for their merriment (6) 14 Unnerve children's toy (6) 17 An ambition to be a director? (3) 18 A tiny body that is first spotted in bodies (9) 20 Make music outside the pub, that's being immoral (7) 21 Ms Hird can be seen in Bath or a nearby town (5) 23 Knowing it's fashionable to arrive by air (3,2) 24 Badly written letters of support (7)

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Down 1 Inclined to be flat on one's face (5) 2/22 Leave to expound (3,3) 3 Choose an artist to portray the daughter of Agamemnon (7) 4 Discuss the power of understanding (6) 5 The spot to find fish, one hears (5) 6 Scramble at the pig's food (9) 7 Former partner has more than enough to make a pattern (7) 11 Appropriate price for the flat? (4,5) 13/19 National leaders that revolutionaries once removed (5,2,5) 15 Stop ale being distributed to one with a mission (7) 16/8/12 Taken unawares, not having both feet on the ground (6,2,3,3) 18 A falsehood pointed to a foreigner (5) 19 See 13 22 See 2 Regular clues Across 1 French chemist (7) 5 Search party (5) 8 See 16 Down 9 American state (7) 10 Electrical conductor (9) 12 See 16 Down 13 African dog-like mammal (6) 14 Clatter (6) 17 Point towards (3) 18 Structures (9) 20 Violating a law of God (7) 21 First name of actress Ms Hird (5) 23 Arrive in a plane (3,2) 24 Sawhorse (7)

Down 1 Prostrate (5) 2/22 Leave (3,3) 3 Main character in Greek tragedy by Euripides (7) 4 Good sense (6) 5 Put (5) 6 Pasta dish (9) 7 Case in point (7) 11 Odds of one to one (4,5) 13/19 Chief public representative of a country (5,2,5) 15 Disciple (7) 16/8/12 Taken unawares (6,2,3,3) 18 Extraterrestrial (5) 19 See 13 22 See 2

Spanish-English crossword

Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across 1 Ropa (7) 5 Fósforo (5) 8 Millas (5) 9 El más feo (7) 10 Bibliotecas (9) 12 Ojo (3) 13 Glotón (6) 14 Garganta (6) 17 Preguntar (3) 18 Hombros (9) 20 Diamante (7) 21 Taladro (5) 23 Dátiles (5) 24 Realeza (7)

Down 1 Camello (5) 2 Aceite (3) 3 Marido (7) 4 Estúpido (6) 5 Machos (5) 6 Por lo tanto (9) 7 Más caliente (7) 11 Desayuno (9) 13 Abuelo (7) 15 Vacaciones (7) 16 Polvo (6) 18 Zapatos (5) 19 Salado (5) 22 Enfermo (3)


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26 Puzzle Answers

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APAH

APAH has lots of beautiful and loving cats and kittens all looking for loving homes. Some of the cats were rescued as kittens, and have lived all their lives in our shelter. To arrange to visit all the hopefuls like MITZY please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

P.E.P.A.

A.R.C. Jalón Valley PERCY and Jenny are two beautiful kittens now ready for their forever homes. They are 10 weeks old, very playful and cute. No adoption fee but a donation is much appreciated. Also, many other dogs, cats & kittens needing homes. Food and donations also urgently needed and can be left at ARC’s charity shop on Carrer Valencia 1, Jalon between 10 am and 1pm Monday to Saturday. Contact Sally on 625 985 689

SAFFIE is a real sweetheart aged around 4 years. She is a truly lovely dog and good around other dogs. Saffie came to us in a dreadful state but is now enjoying her life albeit in kennels. She gets excited when she sees people and jumps up to show her affection. Tel 650 304 746 or send an email to p.e.p.a.animalcharity@gmail.com

ATHOS is the brother of Aramas, all ginger and slightly shyer. Would make an ideal outdoor cat as he is an excellent hunter. After keeping him in a ‘shelter’ for 10 days, he could be let out to roam free provided he is fed regularly and has a warm bed in his shelter. In time he would allow you to stroke him, indeed he would love it and purr very contentedly. Call the K9 Club 600 845 420 if you would like to adopt Athos.

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

AKIRA Animal Shelter GALLO - This lovely Podenco came from a loving

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home but sadly his elderly owner could no longer look after him. Gallo is used to human company and misses cuddles.He is about four years old, castrated, vaccinated, chipped, treated for parasites and tested free from Mediterranean diseases. Gallo would love to come home with you and be your forever friend.

FIDO is a mini mix Podenco who is approximately two years old. He is a little shy man but loves hugs and needs a special someone in his life. Please call APROP Pego on 634 306 265 or 605 575 883. Email aproppego@gmail.com or see website: www.aprop-pego.org

Pets in Spain SOMBRA is a 5/6-month Border Collie cross that was found abandoned in the streets. He is vaccinated, likes to play with other dogs and loves to be in the company of people. For more info see www.petsinspain.com or email info@petsinspain.com

Please visit our website, www.akiraanimals.com, email akirashelter@aol.com or phone 657 689 567.

APAD

YARA is a beautiful big mix breed with a great character. She was rescued wandering aimlessly in the streets. The first days Yara was very sad and didn’t want to get up to go out nor to eat. But now she is well. She is very sociable with people, affectionate,

calm, noble, playful, respectful and good-natured dog. Yara gets along well with other dogs. She will be great companion for any family. Yara deserves to be happy. Contact: Tel. 966 427 678, info@apad-apad.org, www.apad-apad.org

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 www.spapbenidorm.com


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 www.costablancasurveyors.com FLOOR POLISHING. PROFESSIONAL tradesman. All granite & marble types. All areas. Free Quote. Tel. 627 103 412 AWNINGS, MOSQUITO NETS, roller shutter, conservatories. BC Toldos from Oliva to Altea and Jalon Valley. On the coast since 1998. Tel. 630 472 605 Email: bc-toldos@hotmail.com COMPLETE PEST CONTROL. Denia to Torrevieja Tel 604 270 676

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AWNINGS, MOSQUITO blinds, roller shutter repairs, motorisation. Calpe + 50kms. Tel. 659 464 992. Email. info@toldosalchemy.com

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Plumbing & electric installations ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS? for upgrades/down grades moving of meter boxes etc. Contact Mark Tel: 608 669 165 electricsgood mans@gmail.com 100% PLUMBING. FOR heating, aircon, gas, solar, bathroom refurb. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percent plumbing.com 965 835 939

TILING SPECIALIST

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

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Vicente 622 696 373 www.workinpools.com

Painters

GAS TANKS, MINI tanks, gas bottles and revision certificates. 16 years on the Costa Blanca www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939

HILLIER’S PAINTERS & Decorators. Covering the Costa Blanca & inland, 35yrs established. www.hillierpaintersanddecorators. com Tel: 644 355 137 Facebook HillierPaintersCostaBlanca

WHITE GOODS REPAIRS also Gas boilers and small electrical problems. Tel 604 273 387 Denia to Torrievjea

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER, offering high quality work, best prices , call Robert for free quote 610383971

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

Gardening 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

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CONSTRUCTION / REMODELING. Work guaranteed. We beat most quotes V Andy 697 834 934

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 puters.com

THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to info@cbnews.es PARROT FARM BENIDOLEIG: We sell baby cockatoos, amazons and macaws. Tel. 607.26.25.24.

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

ROVER was abandoned at the side of quite a busy road when he was only 5 weeks old. Rover and his sister Rosella are still waiting for their special someone. He is a Mastin crossbreed. SAT Kennels 966 710 047 - info@satanimalrescue.com

Computers TEL. 0034 966761647LAPTOPS – SECOND HAND & refurbished at very good prices - with 12 months warranty! Have a look at our stock on www.latienda-recompra.es. We are also constantly looking to buy used or broken devices. Compured Computers, located on the N-332 between Cabo Roig and La Zenia roundabouts. Phone 966 761 647 or visit www.spaincomputers.com

SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Visit our website www.spa ma.org and view our new blog atwww.spama-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM!

PET TRAVEL UK Family pet transporters Spain/UK. Travel with your pets for free. Email: info@pet traveluk.co.uk website: www.pet traveluk.co.uk Removals also arranged in other vehicles. Tel UK 01209 630604 or Spain 960 130 537

Locksmiths

LOCKSMITH 24hr 607 493 118, Torrevieja & surrounding areas

ACCOMPANY YOUR PET(S) whilst they are driven in comfort to any destination in Europe by an experienced animal carer/driver. Contact Denise. info@petchauffeur .eu or Tel 952 197 187 696 233 848 www.petchauffeur.eu

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: www.facebook.com/Su Cuatropatas

100% CONSTRUCTIONS, new builds and reforms. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939.

LOCKSMITH & ALICANTE AIRPORT Transfer services available from Rojales, Ciudad Quesada, Urb. La Marina and Guardamar. Call Peter on 655 527 168 or email: peter.service.casa@gmail.com

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THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in the CB News is to e-mail the text to info-t@cbnews.es (South) or info@cbnews.es (North)

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 www.costalevanteservice.com

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 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 -protectora-animales-en.org


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Cars CAR SWAP - I have a legal UK Mercedes ML350 Sport, low miles over serviced, new springs & brakes, value around £10,000. Do you have a similar motor that is Spanished registered & are you returning to UK in the next 4-5 months. A straight swap may be on the cards to save me reregistering. I may be interested in a similar car, SUV or people carrier (Vito or such) to the same value. Contact Andy 684414271 (Alicante region).

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

Removals & transport

S R US CAAlR a c l rs wanted We buySpanish, English and all Euro Cars R.H.D, L.H.D. 4X4s, MPVs, Diesels &Vans, Motor homes, classics, motorcycle cash paid Scrap cars collected. No more unwas,nted bills or Fines. All p/worktaken out of yourSuma name Find us on Facebook - info@carsrus.es Spanish registered business

Keith 699 805 995 UK00 44 7470 894 772 SEAT IBIZA ST Estate Nov 2012 metallic red, 1.6 diesel one owner 74,000Km excellent condition The best Estate we have had €7,450. Tel 966 482 071 Alcalali

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

Nautical & accessories

COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom ing.com Tel 675 485 613 P.E.P.A. (THE HELPING Hands Charity for Animals) Needs Help! By fostering an abandoned dog or spending a few hours each week on our telephone helpline You could help save the lives of many animals. Please telephone: 650 304 746 or 96 283 3325 For more information and to view our animals please browse our website: www.pepaspain.com TRANS-PET PROFESSIONAL door 2 door pet transport. Fully equipped vehicle. Open plan with 2 carers. DEFRA & WIT authorised & plated. Kennels & Cattery. www.trans-pet.co.uk ES 600 552 030 or UK 07801 272 162

WANT TO DRIVE your LHD car to the UK & sell it when you get there? Call 658 670 777 or UK 07874 223 456 THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: info@cbnews.es

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: aaronrichards88@live.co.uk MAN & VAN for hire, cheap and reliable. Jalon Valley & surrounding area. 636 100 873 or 966 480 757

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0VG, automatic, petrol, 44.000 mls, a/c, radio/ CD, phone, alloys, fully equip., ITV 4/2020, blue metallic, in perfect condition, private € 6,500. 656 570 790 WEBUYYOURCAR.ES ENTER your Spanish reg to get the best value for your car OR call for your FREE quote Tel 630 961 755

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

SPEEDBOAT FOR SALE.Sims super V open bow length 5 m. 115 Yamaha engine trailer. Recently serviced Any reasonable offer considered €3000 Tel 685 823 584

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.

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


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SANCT BERNHARD Denia. Offers inc. CoEnzym Q10 for a strong heart. 60 caps €18 or buy 3+ for €16.80 each. 965 780 425

SEXY MATURE ENGLISH Blond“ 15mins Alicante Airport. Overnight stays possible. Ring Karen (0034) 662 049 021

SANCT BERNHARD Albir. Offers inc. Spiruline 1350 for essential nutrients. 1350 tablets, 5 month supply, €29.95 966 864 171

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 tra-massage-denia.com

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

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

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 40 YEAR old lady Torrevieja wltm gentleman for serious and stady relationship 667 018 650 (Whatsapp)

ELEGANT SLIM sexy naughty Lady Sophie, speaks 3 languages, priv. apartm. (in/out calls), escort service in ALL AREAS!! 693 357 526 MULATA TORREVIEJA busty large bottom, harness, toys, domina 602 698 120 Whatsapp VIAGRA / SILDENAFIL - 150 mg. CIALIS / Tadalafil - 40 mg. Pack of 10 pills for 22 Euros. Free delivery in Spain. gadgetman3b53@gmail.com. NOELIA ESCORT SLIM .elegant, naughty. only visits home and hotels 24hrs. Toys, massage, lingeries sex and fansties Tel. 667 861 513 PATRICIA 36, Columbian, busty, not taboos, no limits, last week. 15 Turquesa St. 643 045 558 www.sensualspain.net

VALERIA IN DÉNIA, clean and discreet, erotic massage, relaxing, sex, outings and much more, call 686 094 328 TORREVIEJA SOPHIA bronzed skinned beauty, large breast, sexy & with lovely butt. Relaxing massage 698 388 831 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 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 SHEMALE Yaiza 28 yrs. Very sexy, hot & horny. All services, erotic massage & more. Home & hotel outings. 24hrs 671 074 695 - www.pasion.com TORREVIEJA, beautiful ladies wait for you for erotic massage. Also escort service. 24hr. 1 drink on the house 664 024 281 ORIENTAL TECHNICS with Alexandra, Cinnamon skin, caribbean girl, sensual massage , erotism, with a touch of pleasure. La Loma St. Torrevieja 698 848 960 CASIA CHARMING CHEEKY naughty 40yr in Denia only appointments. English & German speaking Tel. 634 057 016

MARIAH, MATURE LADY from Colombia, passionate, busty & ardent. Torrevieja. Outings. 24 hr. Privacy 692 963 731 TORREVIEJA, NORMA, mature Russian lady, tall, elegant & classy. Private, discreet. Info on 627 101 792 (Whatsapp) CALPE RUSSIAN BLOND erotic massage, toys, domination. Whatsapp 603 275 199 TORREVIEJA ERIKA, columbian, curvy brunette mature 40 yrs, erotic relaxing massage with happy end, Tantra 602 582 500 JOHANA 27 Argentinian, caring, busty. At Nachuli´s house house 77 Close to Consum 603 101 016 www.sensualspain.net MISUKY ASIAN Qualified masseuse. An unforgettable experience. In la Zenia, Turquesa St. close to La Zenia Boulevard. 663 088 170 www.sensualspain.net STYLISH ENGLISH MALE 50's, kind and generous, would like o meet good looking black or latino lady. Tel. 602 443 805

TORREVIEJA INDEPENDENT Doroty, large natural breast, 37yrs, good brazilian body, white skin, fantastic massage, discreet 605 526 797

TRANSVESTITE CAMILA, 24 years. New in Torrevieja. Great figure, very busty, brunette, active, passive 651 363 396

ALMORADI SAMANTHA exotic dark girl from Brazil with curly hair to her waist. All your fantasies no rush. Outings 698 200 783

TORREVIEJA SHIRLEY. Tanned beauty, 34 yrs, great figure, breasted, sweet face, discretion. Only by appointment 655 677 738

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

TORREVIEJA DIANA Greek lady, 38 yrs., beautiful slim body, blue-eyed, blonde. Classy. Massage in private house. Santa Petra Street 663 817 943

BI MAN IN Denia 48y, for men, women, couples, discretion and completely private. All wishes and more. No taboo! Tel.685 094 253

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ALBIR, OPP. BBVA Polish pretty lady, breasted, relaxing massage, excellent attention 611 251 964

CINDY, EROTIC Massage, hot blonde. La Zenia. Slim, sexy, caring, sweet, elegant 607 735 745

CALPE BLONDE, SEXY hot nordic girl massage Nice time Kisses. Tel 631 817 122 TORREVIEJA DIANA brazilian transvestite, feminine, XXL bust, spectacular body, well endowed, active 643 674 303 Whatsapp

GERMAN SEXY LADY, 47, very busty, for you in Torrevieja, just call 602 451 257 English spoken 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 LOTUS MASSAGE IN Denia Center and Valencia. Lovely sensual, erotic Tantra Massages for body and soul in beautiful atmosphere for men and women. Also individual Tantra Massage teachings for singles and couples. Tel./ Whatsapp 623 137 400 THAI LADY is back for massage and lots of pleasure. Cabo Roig 605 292 304 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 JÁVEA - MORAIRA - CALPE, Massage +++ Christina is back. 661 034 261 MALE/FEMALE VIAGRA, cialis, Kamagra jellies. Available mail order, viagra4you19@gmail.com, Tel: 604 385 476. 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


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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 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

WE BUY LUXURY WATCHES For Cash! Rolex, Cartier, Omega, A/P, Hublot etc. Instant Cash Payment! Tel: 658 670 777. Or email: john@ukspecialistwatches.co.uk

SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765

GOLD WANTED

PASSPORT NIE- - RESIDENCIA, M.O.T. – Emergency Services General Consultations without commitment info@lexss.eu call 649 222 679

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

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

BUY HIGH QUALITY handbags, also designer bags, fur jackets and coats, oriental and persian carpets, jewellery and watches, all sorts silver 90/100/800, silver plated cuttlery, tin, amber, coral, coins, medals, porcelain, inheritance discounts and households, Military items until 1945, photos, medals etc., fair price in cash. phone 651 187 549. WANTED: WASHERS, FRIDGES, freezers, dishwashers, ovens. Cash waiting Tel. 965 874 838. Benidorm to Denia

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

Business opportunities FOR SALE CALPE old town house with fully equipped restaurant 45 covers possibility of tables outside. Apartment up stairs with 4 rooms shower room, toilet, terraces 179,000€ Tel 965 835 049 / 636 209 806 KENNELS, CATTERY, FINCA, Paddock, Stables for sale. 25000 sq meters, Good life style. Profitable, Licenced. Finestrat Area. Owners Retiring after 20 years. 875k .. 690 06 1752

Properties under 175.000€

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

Items for sale FEU VERT 400KG aluminium box trailer steel chassis excellent condition 395 € Tel 965 832 325

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

REMOVALS BOXES FOR sale. 200 x cardboard boxes, different sizes, from small (50x30x30cm) to large (65x40x40) 1€ each tel Miguel 647141502 Orba region MENS RACING BIKES for sale Nishiki, silver colour, 16 gears, 57cm steel frame, Shimano (Dura Ace group) 140 € Klein Quantum, blue colour, 24 gears, 57cm aluminium frame, Shimano (Integra group) 250 € tel Miguel 647141502

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

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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

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

Properties from 175.000€

Short term let 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@ gmail.com

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

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

CALPE: TOP HOLIDAYAPARTment in Villa/ Pool, max. 4 pers., for rent from July, 26. 100 €/daily. Mail: globeall1@gmail.com

Long term let

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

CALPE UNFURNISHED TOWNHOUSE to rent / rent-to-buy. 3 bed, private parking, communal pool. Tel 694442825.

Important notice: TORREVIEJA, JARDIN del Mar. South-facing groundfloor apartment, 2 bed, bath, separate kitchen, utility room, large terrace (pool views), nice conservatory, quiet + central location. 73,000€ 966 773 985 616 939 326, www.hf-immo.com 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 info@karmaproperties.es PLOT IN Catral / Callosa 11.000 sqm, water & electricity, for sale. Legal to build 693 534 235

The Valencian Regional Tourism Law (Ley Valenciana de Turismo) obliges all advertisers of short term holiday lets to supply the property’s official registry number when placing an advert. For further information: http://www.turisme.gva.es/ opencms/opencms/turisme/es/contents/tramitacion/ viviendas_turisticas/viviendas_turisticas.html?tam

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

General

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 - info@karmaproperties.es

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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 710info@karmaproperties.es

Possibility to construct a ve storey building Good investment (approx. 200 m2) Centrally located (Rambla Juan Mateo) 5 mins walk to the town centre Also suitable as a business premises, o ce, shop

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