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UK announces £3 million grant to help Britons in the EU prepare for Brexit UK nationals ‘who may struggle to complete their residency applications’ will be helped by measures announced by the British government, according to a press release sent out by the

British Embassy in Madrid this week. Up to £3 million is being provided for ‘organisations who will inform UK nationals who live in EU member states including Spain, about the

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need to register as resident and support them as they complete their applications’, notes the press release. Organisations will have less than six weeks to apply for and receive the funding from

London and put the money to work before October 31. Also this week the UK government launched their ‘Get ready for Brexit’ information campaign. In the briefing, Boris

Johnson’s government stated: “We cannot fully protect the rights of UK nationals unilaterally.” Read about both these stories in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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See page 2 La Nucía's new 'Olympic' standard athletics track and stadium hosted a spectacular Spanish national championship event at the weekend broadcast nationwide. See report by Irena Bodnarec on page 2.

Torrevieja council has announced an initiative to boost the town’s funfair, which is situated in the port area. Mayor Eduardo Dolón said they aim to

make the tourist attraction one of the biggest in Alicante province. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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Olympic stadium glory for La Nucía Thousands attended the twoday 99th Spanish Athletics Championships that took place last weekend at the newly completed ‘Estadi Olimpic Camilo Cano’ athletics track in La Nucía. It was certainly a major sporting coup for the mayor Bernabe Cano to hold such an important and prestigious

event in the town, showcasing the stunning brand-new complex and attracting hundreds of top-class Spanish athletes from across the entire country. In total 610 athletes competed, all vying for a place in the impending 2019 Doha World Championships that will take place in Qatar in

only a matter of weeks – September 27 until October 6, with the successful athletes shortly to be announced by the national athletics coach Pepe Peiró. Ultimately, they will also be looking to book their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – any athlete's dream. This was the first time in

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sporting history that the National Athletics Championships have been held in the Alicante Province and the president of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) Raúl Chapado remarked what an extraordinary success it was, congratulating all involved, especially La Nucía council on the superb facilities.

12 hours of the sporting event weres broadcast live on TVE Teledeporte, giving the new stadium the best possible coverage not only across Spain but also in Europe. More than 6,000 people filled the stadium on the second day. See full report in Costa Blanca News on Friday

Burglary suspect detained A violent burglar was arrested in San Javier by the Guardia Civil after brutally assaulting a homeowner with a frying pan. The 21-year-old suspect is allegedly involved in seven burglaries and thefts from cars in the town. According to the Guardia Civil the victims were watched for some time by the criminal to make sure that they were wealthy. The investigation was launched in April, when the first victim was attacked while he was sleeping at his home.

The burglar was wearing a hood and he beat the victim all over his body with a frying pan he had found in the house. The man was seriously injured and covered in blood, but he managed to get out of the house and cry for help. The officers discovered that the property had already been broken in one month ago by the criminal, who had got into the house through the same window. A Guardia Civil spokesman said the criminal used to find his victims in local

gambling amenities and he watched them for several days. The suspect has been remanded in custody.


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Gota fría alert this week Spain's state weather agency (AEMET) has issued an alert that there is a risk of Alicante province suffering 'gota fría' intense storms during this first week of September. The month of August finished with a slight increase of average temperatures. It has been a humid month with night-time temperatures averaging 27 degrees, and has enjoyed accumulated rainfall levels that have duplicated the average amounts recorded between 1981 and 2010. AEMET forecasts for today Wednesday have localised storms in the Val-

encia region, although at the time of going to print, an official yellow alert has been posted for heavy storms in Alicante province for tomorrow Thursday, starting from 12.00 midday and finishing at 20.00 hrs. with predictions of rain exceeding 20 ml/h in one hour accompanied by thunder storms. Murcia, Cataluña and the Balearic Islands also have an official alert for the same day. There is a possibility that the heavy clouds and rainfall will continue until Monday inclusive according to AEMET’s weather experts Updates on the weather will appear in Costa Blanca News on Friday.

Curry house blaze doused Last Saturday morning local residents spotted billowing smoke coming from the rear of the Bombay Tandoori Restaurant in Pinar de Campoverde in Pilar de la Horadada. Calls to the emergency service soon bought members of Protection Civil to the scene.

A trained member, masked and equipped with nothing more than an extinguisher, soon had the blaze under control before the eventual arrival of the fire brigade. Local residents praised the action of the volunteer, who had bravely tackled the blaze.

Hair-raising hot pursuit A high speed chase ensued when a car badly parked outside a 24-hour shop in Callosa de Segura sped off after local police approached to identify the occupants at about 00.45 on last Wednesday. It was being driven reck-

lessly the wrong way along a one-way street then onto the A-7 motorway towards Alicante and three Elche local police patrols joined the pursuit. The driver of the vehicle tried to evade the first roadblocks and even attempted

to ram the police cars off the road, making evasive dangerous manoeuvres at the motorway exits. While trying to overtake one of the police cars, the driver miscalculated a quick change of direction and caught its front end, lost control and collided with the crash barrier. Despite being blocked in and surrounded by the officers, the occupants still refused to get out of their vehicle or obey the officers, putting up significant resistance. Several of the officers involved suffered injuries while trying to subdue the suspects. They arrested three people aged 19, 31 and 36, who were taken to a health centre and afterwards to a police station.

'Poo-in-sea' beach reopened A beach on the El VergerOliva border was reopened to bathers on Friday lunchtime after being closed for 36 hours due to the E.coli bacteria being found in the sea. Dénia council, which owns Els Molins beach, received an urgent alert from the regional environment ministry after one of its regular tests on the water showed up remains of human faeces. The E.coli bacteria is present in poo, so Dénia local authorities immediately checked all the sewage plants serving urbanisations within its scope were properly connected

and functioning. Some members of the public suspect there may be an issue with a plant in neighbouring Els Poblets. Also, residents on Monte Pego have sought the European Commission's involvement over raw sewage found being pumped into the Marjal, the rivers across which flow into the sea not far from Els Molins. Subsequent tests on Friday morning showed the levels of E.coli were 'imperceptible', so they would not pose any health risk to humans or animals. The beach was reopened at around 13.00.


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Bikers galore Thousands turned out last Sunday at the Eucalyptus Park in Albir for the ninth Costa Blanca Custom Bike

Show to what is undoubtedly the biggest gathering of gleaming Harley Davidson bikes you are

Two mass brawls outside same pub Dozens of people were involved in a violent brawl at a pub in Los Alcázares in the early morning last Wednesday Several witnesses near the main street Avenida de la Libertad reported that people were fighting with glass bottles and sticks and that some people were injured. The local police asked for support from the Guardia

Civil and several ambulances were required to treat people who had been injured. The authorities are investigating why the pub was open at that time. On Thursday in the early morning another brawl was recorded near the same pub. The incidents are being investigated by the police, but nobody has been arrested so far.

Learn Spanish in Calpe Calpe town hall has announced adult training courses which will begin later in the year. Registration has now opened and closes on Monday, September 30. Among this year’s courses are Spanish for foreigners at levels A1 and A2.

The registration desk, which is located in the Casa de Cultura, is open from Monday to Thursday between 19.00 and 21.00, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 13.00. The telephone number for further information is 96 583 9123.

likely to see in one place. Even if you weren’t a biker, you couldn’t fail to be impressed by all the highly polished chrome on display, with many admiring and taking photographs standing next to their favourites. In addition, there were plenty of stalls selling biker related accessories, clothing, memorabilia, food plus a very busy bar and stage with live rock bands throughout the afternoon, making for a great party atmosphere.

Scooter thieves seized National Police officers arrested two men, aged 21 and 27, in Alicante shortly after they stole an electric scooter. The theft occurred, when the scooter’s owner parked it outside a tobacconist shop and nipped inside; when he came out, he saw his scooter was no longer where he left it. At that moment a security guard told him that two men had seconds earlier grabbed it and run off. Both the owner and security guard ran towards the direction the thieves had taken after the victim had called in the police on 091, and explained what had happened. By chance, they happened to find the thieves, who then threatened to kill them and started to throw terrace chairs from a cafeteria at them. On hearing police sirens, they dumped the scooter and ran off.

When officers arrive, the victim and the security guard were able to provide them with a detailed description of the offenders and pointed towards the direction they had fled. A patrol car initiated a search of nearby streets and came across two men

who running down the road, looking back as they ran. Officers proceeded to detain them, and they later identified as the thieves and aggressors by the victim and security guard. Both men were arrested and charged with a crime of aggravated theft.

Tears for lost weeping willows Daya Vieja town hall has cut down six weeping willows that were growing on Avenida Adolfo Suárez. The Compromís party mayor, José Vicente Fernández is actually a professional gardener and argued that they took this drastic action in response to complaints from residents. He pointed out that they were growing on the same street as the village doctor’s surgery and the pharmacy. “Since it is a perennial species they are constantly shedding leaves, which were rotting and dirtying the street,

Before and after photos of the weeping willows on Avenida Adolfo Suarez

possibly causing more than one accident in a village where 90% of the residents are in their 80s and 90s who go to the health centre and the pharmacy,” said the mayor. His predecessor, Rafael Vives, who recently left the Partido Popular (PP) for Ciudadanos after 16 years in power, claimed he had only ever received complaints from two people ‘who don’t even live in the municipality’. He asserted that the action taken by the town hall was ‘an environmental and aesthetic massacre’.


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Woman arrested for revenge porn An Alcoy woman was arrested by National Police offers and charged with the crime of discovery and disclosure of secrets while sexting (sending, receiving or forwarding sexually explicit text messages, images, etc). Sexting is a crime when images are sent to another person without the consent of the originator. This is also known as revenge porn. Police started investigating after a man reported the woman. He stated that he had known her through work, and they got to be friends, this friendship then got more intense and intimate, during which he sent intimate photos of himself to the woman. After a while, the man decided to end their friendship, which was something the woman could not accept, so she resent three batches of sexually explicit photos by ordinary mail to his home. She also sent emails to his workplace, with the intent of having him fired.

A woman aged her late 80’s who had been attacked by a mugger died at Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital in Murcia last week. The assault had happened on August 18 as she was on her way back home after attending Mass at a church in the city. She was attacked from behind by an assailant who pushed her to grab her bag

Officers arrested the 47year-old woman and charged her with discovery and disclosure of secrets. She was sent to an Alicante court,

From September 16 to October 23 the British Consulate in Alicante is running a series of pop-ups outside Overseas Supermarkets in towns across the Alicante and Murcia provinces. At each pop-up, members of consular staff will be outside the stores to answer questions about Brexit, living in Spain and access to healthcare. British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris said: “As we approach the date when we will leave the EU, we recognise that British nationals may want to speak to us individually about their concerns and to check if there is anything else they need to do. By going to areas where there are a lot of British nationals, we hope to make this as easy as possible. There is no need to book an appointment. Anyone who wants to speak to someone from the Consulate can come along at any point between 9.30am and 2.30pm. 16th September Overseas Supermarket Cabo Roig

and she fell to the floor, which caused several injuries due to her age. The woman was taken to hospital, but died a few days later. A witness reported the attack to the police and gave them a brief description of the attacker. Police are searching the mugger, who is now facing serious charges.

Fire fighters find body in Torrevieja where the judge issued a restraining order against her and prohibited her from communicating with her exlover in the future.

Brexit and Living in Spain advice pop-ups around Alicante and Murcia

Pop-up dates and venues

Elderly mugging victim dies of her injuries

17th September Overseas Supermarket Campoverde 18th September Overseas Supermarket Benidorm 24th September Alicante-Elche Airport 25th September Mandarina Garden coffee shop El Campello 15th October Benidorm Indoor Market 16th October Bar Grace Busot 22nd October Camping Villamar Benidorm 23rd October Caravaning Club La Manga A full list with addresses will appear in Costa Blanca News on Friday.

The lifeless body of a woman was found at her home in Torrrevieja after the fire brigade was called in when a ‘strong smell’ was reported to be coming from inside, sources with knowledge of the case told state news agency EFE.

Fire fighters from the local station arrived just after 15.30 on Thursday having been called by the local police to the apartment on Calle San Pascual. It seems that the woman lived alone but no other details were revealed.


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Guardamar’s unique sun-dried delicacy The sun-dried red pepper, known as a ñora, produced in Guardamar del Segura is ‘unique in all of Spain’ and the town hall will continue to promote it. This was the promise of the councillors for economic promotion, Gisela Teva and agriculture, Jesús Tenza on Thursday, when they visited one of the places where this delicious and traditional ingredient is dried. The ñoras are grown locally and irrigated with water from the River Segura, then dried naturally on the centuries-old sand dunes, they explained. The councillors were accompanied by some of the farmers who grow them and are currently hard at work drying out the harvest, which they estimate will amount to about 20,000 kilograms. The 11 farmers in Guardamar who are currently grow-

ing ñoras have dedicated a total of 30 hectares to the crop. Picking the peppers and laying them out on the sand to dry is the most labour intensive part of the process. To achieve this, the ñoras are covered with long tunnels of plastic sheeting which elevates the temperatures to

Village arranges help in English Alcalali town hall has arranged a ‘drop-in’ surgery for English residents. Commencing this Thursday, September 5 at 16.00, the session at the town hall will last for two hours. It is aimed at those who find it difficult to communicate in Spanish. Staff will be on hand

to help with any questions. The next sessions will be on Thursday, October 3 and Thursday, December 5. In between these dates, there will be the larger ex-pat meeting in the multi-use building on Thursday, November 7, the time of which is yet to be confirmed.

50º centigrade. The products are kept in these ‘solar ovens’ for 20 to 30 days, depending on the weather, before the process continues by hand-tying them onto strings. It is well known for its high quality flavour and aroma, and is being marketed since last year under a collective

trade mark by the Guardamar ñora association. The committee includes the town hall, growers, traders and the hospitality sector. Thanks to this initiative, the amount of land dedicated to growing it is increasing and prices have risen, ‘although they are still low’, pointed out Sra Teva.

Sr Tenza said they want to make it profitable so that more farmers grow it, otherwise it will disappear because the process is so complicated and requires so much work. “This is why sale prices should be set accordingly,” he argued. The trade mark, registered with the patent office, establishes requirements that must be met, as well as how it can be promoted and the information to consumers about its specific characteristics. The association can also report anyone using the trade mark incorrectly and take steps to protect and defend their interests. The process will culminate when they obtain a designated place of origin (DO) distinction, after completing the lengthy procedure that is required.

Historic walk was a crowd-pleaser Around 200 people participated in an informative seminar and walk last Thursday in Benitachell. The tour was a family themed route, with the slogan ‘Between witches and bandits’. It began with an evening walk from the town hall to the Cova de les Bruixes, where there was a make-up workshop for children and a play about bandits, ‘The treasure of Benimassot’. “We wanted to give a boost to summer night walks, and combine their philosophy of relaxed and healthy sport with a cultural component to make them much more attractive and encourage participation” stated Victor Bisquert from the department of tourism.

Altea schools ready The teachers from Altea’s five public schools – El Blanquinal, Les Rotes, Garganes, Altea la Vella and l’Olla have been finalising plans for the start of the new school term, which begins on Monday, September 9. At the end of the summer term each school was visited to assess their individual needs and requirements for the 2019/20 term. General maintenance, such as painting, renewing fences, damage control and repairs were carried out at all five schools. El Blanquinal also needed some tiling to the corridors on the second floor and at Les Rotes, the entrance from calle Reite has been paved making it safer, especially in wet weather.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment especially laid on for them. Following this, a dinner was laid on for all participants with the menu paired with white and red wines from the area.


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Grab a bargain at our end of season sale The Original Charity Shop, Javea, is launching its ever popular End of Season Sale on Monday, September 9 until Saturday, September 21. Besides our excellent quality ladies and gents clothing at bargain prices, we also have household goods, DIY tools, electrical appliances, bedding, curtains, ornaments, toys, jewellery, shoes, handbags and much more with reductions of 50% on marked items. In our new extension we now also have some good quality furniture items. Everyone loves a bargain so don’t

miss this opportunity to grab one – and remember: it’s all for a good cause. In order to prepare for the changeover to autumn/

winter items please note the following: For the entire duration of the sale: (Monday to Saturday, September 9-21), we will not be accepting any

Another double from G4G At the end of last month, Gary Burr from Giving4Giving made two donations to local good causes. The first was to Dee, President of Doggie Angells who was overwhelmed at the gesture. The money will be used to help cover the vet bills for the numerous rescue dogs that they assist. The second donation of the week was to Corazon Expres and accepted by the President Magdalena Lopez Decastillo at the La Nucia shop. They are a benevolent association that offers immediate help in emergency situations. Giving4Giving has now donated €135,000 to local charities and good causes thanks to all your support – both through the donations made and items purchased.

clothing items for sale on commission. During the second week of the sale (Septmeber 16 to 21) we will be accepting bric-a-brac on

commission. From Monday, September 24 we look forward to taking in all your suitable autumn/winter items. Donations are very gratefully accepted at all times. Find us on Calle Nancy in Javea’s Arenal. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. And don’t forget our Charity Library situated in Javea Park, where you will find a vast selection of books at great prices. For more information visit our web page: www. charityshoplibrary.com or email: info@charityshop library.com

Torrevieja U3A back for new season

Garry and Magdalena of Corazón Exprés

Garry with Dee of Doggie Angells

Austin Slack and his band round off the summer for the T.M. Lions The young guitar prodigy, Austin Slack, and his band put on a great show on Sunday, September 1 on behalf of the Teulada – Moraira Lions. This was the third and final summer concert staged on the Moraira seafront by the Lions, and it certainly ended on a high note with the band performing covers and original rock and blues numbers

flawlessly, much to the relish of the assembled audience. Lion President, Dr. Nico Dekkers thanked the audience for their generosity, the sponsors, and the town hall for their support in helping the Lions stage this, and indeed all our summer shows. See events pages for the next season's concerts offered by Teulada-Moraira Lions.

Well summer is practically over for yet another year and I'm sure a lot of people are saying "Thank goodness for that!" It was really quite a hot and humid one, even for the the local Spanish residents!! Now that things are cooling down a bit, Torrevieja U3As many sections are now starting to come to life again. Details of all of our groups and their restart dates can be found on our website torreviejau3a.org Our annual Groups Fair will be held as usual at our CMO HQ behind Carrefour on September 30. This will a great opportunity for existing and potential new members to meet the leaders of the various sections to find out what is on offer and for

new members to sign up to the U3A. We have several social events that will be occurring in the near future, one of which will be another Fun Quiz Night, hosted by Ricky Neil at Hi-Life bar Via Park 1 on October 19 and is open to U3A members, family and friends. These quizzes have been very popular in the past so get in quick to avoid disappointment. For just €10 you will have entry to the quiz, a good twocourse meal and there will be 3 super prizes for the winners, 2nd and 3rd place runners up. It promises to be yet another fun evening for all. Fuller details can be found on the website and also in our Facebook page.


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Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers enjoy boules and BBQ The Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers enjoyed another of their summer social events with a boules tournament at Brevis, Solpark, close to Moraira. A welcome drink helped relax the competitors before teams of four participated in tightly fought matches. The evening concluded with a sumptuous BBQ meal with the wine flowing and all the 27 participants agreed it was a splendid gathering on a beautiful summers evening. This was just one of the so-

cial events in the summer programme details of which can be found on their website www.cbmwalkers.org. Their 30th anniversary walking programme for the autumn will soon be completed and as in previous years will include a range of walks for both new and experienced walkers. The groups website also includes a wealth of information on mountain walking which is of particular interest to those who may be new to this exhilarating pastime.

The International Club, El Campello

Albir Anglicans enjoy food On the first Sunday of September, 15 members of the congregation gathered for Social Sunday when very chilled gazpacho with all the trimmings was served. We are one church in the Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy and we always have Social Sunday on the first Sunday of every month. The food served varies month to month. It is a great time when we can sit and socialise. Maybe you would like to join us sometime, you will be made very welcome at any service. A service of Holy Communion is held in Albir every Sunday at 9.45am. You can find us in the centre of Albir, turn up the main road hill, Camino de la Cantera, (quite near the Consum Supermarket), signposted Rober Palas Hotel, turn

right in front of the hotel and the Church (Norwegian Seaman’s Church) is just inside the next road on the left, Carrer Mart. Also every Thursday at 11am at the Forum Mare Nostrum, Alfaz del Pi we have a service of Holy Communion. The second Thursday of each month is a healing service. If you need any further information please telephone our Local Church Warden, Elaine Mitchell on 96 686 4962 or mobile 636 164 467 or Peter Johnson on 676 845 599. Albir is one of eight congregations in the Chaplaincy, from Gandia to El Campello. Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy (the Church of England in Spain) you can find much more information on the website www.costablanca-anglican chaplaincy.org

The International Club of El Campello, is open as a Social Club on Wednesdays and Sundays from 12.30pm onwards. Visitors and guests are welcome. The Club also holds various activities throughout the week, such as monthly film shows and summer BBQs. major sporting events are shown on the club’s televisions. We have high speed fibre optic WiFi . The International Club annually supports local charities and is 'home' to the Alicante Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Santa Faz Masonic Lodge, the Club can also be hired for

private functions. The only qualification for membership is the ability to speak “some” English, the Club currently has over 14 different nationalities amongst its members so why not come along and see for yourself? Contacts details: Los Perales Camino Real de Villajoyosa 22, 03560 El Campello (Alicante). Tel: 96 594 3995. Email address is: secretary@the internationalclub.es or see the website at: theinternationalclub.es

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Akira fundraiser There will be a 'Spanish Evenin' at the restaurant Entrepinos (formerly Fanadix) on Avinguda de Fanádix 67, in Benissa, just off the CV746. On Sunday, September 29 from 7.30pm there will be live Spanish music by Al Son del Aire, a menu costing €25. There will also be a poolside bar and a raffle. Booking is essential so please contact Debby on 665 127 627 or email debbysa999 @gmail. com

We have lots of lovely summer clothes and autumn on it's way, we decided to have a sale in our charity shop in San Miguel. For a limited period, all the clothing in our shop will be on sale for €1. We have limited storage space, so we are hoping that the sale will do well, partly to raise extra funds for us, and also so that we don't have to find space to store it all until next summer. Secondly we are holding a fund raising auction at a bar in Pinar de Campoverde on Sunday, September 22. The bar is the Sangria wine and tapas bar, owned and run by two great guys, who are also committed animal lovers and supporters of our charity.

Xàbia Book Circle On Tuesday, September 10 Alma Dorndorf will present a snapshot of the life and works of the prolific and talented writer and editor Mary Shelley. Mary Shelly and her circle When Mary Shelley (17971851) was 18, she had a dream that would change her life. It was during 1815, “the year without a summer”, when the eruption of Indonesian volcano Mount Tambora became the largest known volcanic eruption in history, sending the climate across Europe haywire. On holiday beside Lake Geneva with poets Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and the physician John Polidori, Mary and the group entertained themselves indoors by reading from a book of ghost stories. Afterwards, Byron set a challenge: they would

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each write their own ghost stories and vote for the winner. Shelley based hers on a dream. Byron described her story as “a wonderful work for a girl” and she decided to make it into a novel. Two years later, in 1818, it was published. Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus was an instant hit. As always, we look forward to contributions from members. We normally meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 18.30 for 18.45 at the Social Centre in Xàbia, close to the car park in the Plaza de la Constitución Española New members are always welcome; for further information contact Nina Davies on 965791782 or email: ninamdavies@ yahoo.co.uk Website: https://www. xabiabookcircle.com/ Facebook: Xàbia Book Circle

Big Jack's concerts Saturday, September 7

Saturday, September 14

Concert at the restaurant La Plaça from 8pm in the centre of Els Poblets. There will be great music that will get everybody up dancing at the Plaza del Castell. Address: Plaza del Castell, 1,Setla, Alicante. For more info call 644 567 507.

The band will also be playing at The Autumn Festival an event in aid of the Lions Club - Jávea, Dénia, Pedreguer. The festival is open from 11am - 3pm and will be held at Mercat Del Riurau, Carrer del Pinaret, 2, 03749 Jesus Pobre, Alicante.

They have held charity auctions in the past for various charities, so are experienced in handling the challenge. We have some great items for auction, and intend to post a list on the

APAH Facebook site, the week before the auction, with reserve prices; where appropriate, so that people can see what will be available on the day. Our Facebook site is ApahRescueSanPedro.

Spiritualist Centre Benijófar The Spiritualist Centre, Benijofar meets at Hamilton´s Bake House, 62 Calle Vicente, Blasco Ibañez, Benijofar 03178. We hold a Sunday Service at 11.30am, a Tuesday Evening of Mediumship at 7pm. Spiritual healing is available every Sunday and Tuesday after the service. Open Circle

every Thursday at 6.30pm. The Divine Service with Mediumship on Sunday, September 8 will be taken by Linda Sheppard (UK Medium) at 11.30am. The Evening of Mediumship on Tuesday, September 10 will also be taken by Linda at 7pm. The Divine Service with

Mediumship on Sunday, September 15 will be taken by Len Cox at 11.30am. See the website at www. spiritualistcentre-benijofar. com Tel:626 602 904. Email is phoenixchurch23@gmail.com or email info@spiritualist centre-benijofar.com Fiscal ID: G54713789

Football shirt raffle in aid of Butterfly skin children's charity On Friday, September 6 at The Bridge Bar the DEBRA, Butterfly Skin Children, raffle will be drawn at 19.00, just before the monthly Alicante International Business Club Meeting. You can get tickets from the following places, or just drop a minimum of €1 donation to this worthy charity. Zoco Market (from Garry Dutch's stand) The Bridge Bar in Rojales Monte Bar La Herrada The Post Room in Benijofar The Inn Place in Formentera del Segura Both DEBRA shops, Dona Pepa and La Marina. The choices of signed memorabilia are as follows, and the number of shirts that will be raffled off all depends on the amount of raffle tickets sold or money raised. England 7’s international signed shirt Scotland 7’s international signed shirt Wales 7’s international signed shirt Cornish pirates signed shirt Doncaster Knights signed shirt London Irish signed shirt Wigan Warriors signed ball donated by Phil Stott Leicester Tigers signed shirt Fulham FC signed shirt Huddersfield Town FC signed shirt

Come along and buy at least just one ticket at the above venues, less than a cup of coffee or see me at the Zoco Market at the far end of aisle 4 to get them.


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Craft fair in Aspe this weekend The fair will be held over this weekend, September 7 and 8 in the Plaza Mayor in the shade of enormous trees and a setting of old buildings and beautiful arches. About 20 craftsmen and women will not only set up shop to sell their work, but will actually be at work in the fair to show the love and attention they give to each item they produce. and for the younger visitors there will be

lots of activities: puppet shows, workshops, old fashioned games and storytelling. There will be several stalls with designer jewellery in alpaca, macramé, porcelain, ceramics and even recycled beer cans. Visit the stall of Francisco Martinez who makes miniatures of most of the regional products. The fair opens on Saturday, September 7 at 11am

Broadway in Ondara ‘Sounds Familiar’, the theatre group based in Benissa, have put together another one of their musical theatre shows packed full of show tunes and routines from Broadway. The production, called ‘Broadway Tonight’ is on at the Auditori Municipal in Ondara on Friday, November 1. There is something for everyone who loves musicals in this homage to Broadway and includes music with a wide range of styles. The Mary Poppins segment will delight fans of the original film and features the cast flying kites on the stage. For those that enjoy more drama there are numbers from Miss Saigon and Chess, and for more fun

and glitz Sounds Familiar are presenting upbeat numbers from Guys & Dolls and A Chorus Line including the famous kick-line. Other shows that you can enjoy during this evening of show music are Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Something Rotten, Sunset Boulevard and many more. The show starts at 8pm with the doors opening at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at €12 and are available by phone on 96 558 1483, or online at www. philipashley.com/boxoffice.php You can find more information about Sounds Familiar, including clips and photos from past productions at www.soundsfamiliar.es

with music and ‘cabezudos’ (giant puppets) Both days the fair is open 11 am till 2 pm and then again from 5pm till approx. 10 pm (or later). Aspe is a small town 12 kms from Elche and 6 from Novelda, and has a lovely old town centre. In the Tourist Office, only 50 yards from the fair, you can get a map of the town with several nice walks in and around the

town, all clearly indicated. Aspe can be reached easily, both from the A7 and the

A31 motorway. More information, also in English, at 639 979 678,

Spanish day at the NAC in Denia! The NAC (www.nac-denia. com) have organised a ‘Spanish Day’ on Saturday, September 7. 12.00: We start our Spanish Day with coffee, wine, bread and alioli. 12.45 - 13.30: The legendary ‘Doctor Ron’ entertains us with typical guitar music. 13.30 - 14.00: Video show "How to make a paella". 14.00 - 15.00: Paella dinner with musical accompaniment by Doctor Ron. 15.00 - 15.30: Presentation of the specialities of Spanish wines, with tasting. 15.30 - 16.30: We enjoy the wine and ‘Doctor Ron’. 16.30 - 17.30: Presentation (in traditional costumes) about the Moors and Christians in Spain. 17.30 - 18.00: Free time

for questions, drinks, coffee/ cake etc. 18.00: Short devotion with candlelight, solos and other music. Afterwards: We finish the afternoon with wine, snacks and other drinks etc. All around an interesting afternoon, with food, music andall in good company!

Everyone is welcome! For the meal we ask you to pay a fee of €6. Drinks are paid extra. For previous registration is requested by Friday, September 6 by email to info@nac-denia.com Address: New Apostolic Church, Camí d‘Alt de Dénia a Xàbia 8 (near the Hotel Port Denia)

T.M Lions ready for autumn concerts

The Working Party Band The Working Party Band is back doing regular gigs at the Floridita in Moraira (a nice venue if you haven't been yet). We started the season on Sunday 1st September 1. From 9.30pm for a

couple of hours there's rock, blues and rock'n'roll from our ever-changing set list of over 200 songs. We hope to see you there. Cheers from the band Terry, Alan, Helen and Mike.

The TM Lions are commencing their autumn concerts in Espai La Senieta, Moraira on September 29 starting with a fabulous tribute to 'The Overtones'. This polished act never fails to delight and we anticipate this show to be very popular with our regular supporters. We also have a great show planned for November 3 featuring JJ Jones and Stuart Muir who will be presenting their tributes to Neil Diamond and Frank Sinatra. On December 1 the Lions will be staging their now famous Christmas show 'What a Cracker'. This will be a festive treat to

start the holiday season, with lots of Christmas goodies, some fabulous acts, all topped of with a performance by the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir. For information and

tickets for all our shows call 96 649 8493 or email tmlions.concerts@gmail.com For information on the Teulada – Moraira Lions club go to www.tmlions.com or call 966 499 954.


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Here's why financial wellness really matters - and how to be more money mindful this autumn

By Liz Connor, P.A. Liz Connor finds out why the latest millennial wellbeing trend plays a key role in our mental health and happiness. When it comes to selfcare, pulling up your bank statements is possibly the last thing you'd think of doing - but experts suggest this is an important part of the happiness equation. 'Financial wellness' is particularly relevant for millennials. Recent survey show that more than half of 22-29year-olds don't have any savings But, while money-induced anxiety is familiar to many of us - what is financial wellness all about? "At a basic level, financial wellness is about having peace of mind that you will have money when you need it - now and in the future whenever that may be It's about knowing how to manage your money, giving you control over day-to-day finances and having the capacity to absorb something unexpected happening." It's not all about how much you earn Achieving this isn't all dependent on earning huge amounts of money though. Instead, it's about adopting a sense of control over the cash you have, and setting goals that can lead to rewards - whether that's savings for a dream trip, or pul-

ling together the deposit for a mortgage. "It's also the assurance that comes from knowing you have a back-up plan if something unexpectedly goes wrong and you need to access finances quickly. Do you understand your pension, clear on how your tax is calculated and what benefits you're entitled to? knowing that your finances are well organised means you can relax in the knowledge that you're less likely to get an unpleasant surprise. Financial and mental wellbeing are closely linked It's no surprise that the stress of financial woes can have a detrimental effect on mental health. Money and Mental Health surveyed nearly 5,500 people with experience of mental health problems, and 86% said their financial situation had made their mental health problems worse. "Financial wellbeing is a key component of overall wellbeing, as it is central to our sense of security," agrees Dr Meg Aroll, a psychologist speaking on behalf of Healthspan (healthspan.com). "In terms of our basic needs, money provides us with the necessities for survival such as food, water and shelter, and without financial security we can slip into a chronic stress loop, which directly impacts both mental and physical health."

While money was once a bit taboo, the tide is turning as increasingly millennials are prioritising their mental and spiritual wellbeing. don't be surprised if financial wellness is brought up at your next brunch date. Being reliant on others can make us feel powerless, while being financially independent gives the freedom and choice which is essential for happiness Aroll adds: "Debt and lack of financial control can lead to anxiety, depression and in severe cases suicidal ideation and also suicide. The impact of debt should not be underplayed - talking about money is key to a healthy financial relationship." Top tips for achieving financial wellness Check out these expert tips for being more money mindful this autumn... 1. Build a budget

2. Set some goals Once you've got into the budgeting habit, it can really help to set some clear saving goals to aim for. Prioritise your goals according to what is most urgent or most important to you, and make sure each goal has a timeframe. These may be modest and relatively short-term, like saving enough for a holiday, or they may be longer-term and more complex, such as working towards a deposit. Reviewing this list regularly and reminding yourself of what you want to work towards will help boost your motivation. 3. Prepare for the future

Start by working out a monthly budget by factoring in the costs of all essentials. Include any debt, all basic living expenses such as rent, travel and food, as well as recreational spending. Work out how much money you need to cover these costs and set up a direct debit for money left at the end of each month to put away into savings. "By cutting back on luxuries such as takeaway coffees or eating out at lunch, you will surprise yourself by how much you can save.

More of us are living longer, and a reduction in final salary pensions and an increasing State Pension age means everyone needs to take more personal responsibility for planning for their long-term future. "Your workplace pension is a great place to start but also getting into the habit of investing your savings will go a long way in helping you plan for a future that you can look forward to 4. Plan for the unexpected To avoid worrying about the impact of unexpected financial issues, keep a credit card

with a clear balance that can be used in the case of a genuine emergency. “For example, if you unexpectedly need new tyres for your car, you'll want to be able to replace these without delay so that you can continue to get to work," she says. With a bit of planning, you can spread the cost over a couple of months if you need to - but you should make sure you clear the debt as soon as you can, to avoid interest racking up. 5. Turn thrifty into fun You don't need to spend large sums to enjoy the feeling of financial wellness. "If you have a tight budget, you can enjoy the pleasure of tracking down bargains and relish the feeling of having fun with a minimal financial outlay. Encouraging friends to get involved means you no longer feel the pressure to keep up with others, and instead can take pride in living within your means." Finally, it's important to reach out for help if you need it. Dr Aroll adds: "If you're struggling with money worries, don't suffer in silence. If you find it too hard to speak to your loved ones, seek impartial advice from a Money Advice Service which provides advice and guides on how to improve your finances, in addition to online and telephone support.


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Selling a property for the first time? Here's what you need to know By Vicky Shaw, P.A. Before the autumn selling season begins, Vicky Shaw finds out how to boost your chances as a first-time seller. For first-time buyers, getting on the property ladder can be a steep learning curve. But what if you've already bought your first home and you're now looking to sell for the first time? Just like buying a first home, the experience of being a first-time seller can also have its unexpected twists and turns. So, what do you need to know? As the housing market prepares for the autumn selling season to get under way, we asked an online estate agent for tips on the common questions first-time sellers may have... Is there a 'best time' to put my property on the market? Selling a property is all about timing - but it's not as simple as what time of year. As a rule of thumb, there are certain times that you might want to avoid if you can, like the festive period and

summer when there can be a dip in activity with school holidays. However, in this digital world it's not only about what season you sell in but also what day of the week and even what time you list your property. Housesimple suggests those who launch their property on a Sunday evening when the portal traffic is at its peak may receive a particularly good response. Should I wait to sell my current property before I look to buy? Many sellers won't even consider a buyer's offer unless they are in a position to go ahead. Consider whether you have the cash to buy if your current property doesn't fly off the shelf. If you are in a comfortable position to cover the deposit on your new home, you may want to look now to allow you to move quickly the moment your home sale is agreed. If you receive an offer on your property but haven't found a house yet, there may be options such as renting for a while.

Are there any renovations to prioritise which might increase the value of my property before I put it on the market? From installing real wood flooring, to investing in highend work surfaces or timeless colours and fabrics, interior updates can transform your home to give it the greatest impact when you sell. A recent survey by Housesimple found buyers put the importance of a good living room above that of either the kitchen or bathroom. The top priority for 27% of buyers was the amount of storage - so consider how you can make the most of your storage space and show off your living room in its best light with a fresh lick of paint. Also think about first impressions of the property from the outside - as some buyers can make up their minds in seconds. Spending time and money on your

home's exterior too will go a long way in increasing your property's appeal. Think about repainting fences, mowing the lawn, planting some bright flowers, emptying bins, and giving your drive a hose down. What do I need to do before a home viewing? A little staging can make a huge difference, so clear out the clutter and leave room for the buyer to imagine their life there. If you're going to be present at your house viewings, make sure you are prepared to answer any questions that may arise. Strike a balance between being friendly and over-sociable, so once you've guided them around leave them to have a tour for themselves. How much is it going to cost me to sell? Estate agents' fees can vary. make sure you understand

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Cute and creative bakes to make you smile By Ella Walker, PA Lavender and lemon pandaleines This take on the classic cakes could not be cuter. "These madeleines are best eaten the same day, and are especially good with a hot cup of tea," says 2018 Great British Bake Off finalist Kim-Joy Hewlett. "The difference in temperature between the hot oven and the cold mixture/pan is what makes these form that distinctive 'hump' that all good madeleines need. And the cute panda faces will add a smile to your face!" Ingredients: (Makes 12-15) 100g caster or granulated sugar 2 medium eggs 70g salted butter, plus extra for greasing 135g plain flour 1tsp baking powder 3/4tsp culinary lavender buds 30ml whole milk For the lemon dip: 40-45ml lemon juice 200g icing sugar Plus: Black food dye A little extra icing sugar Method: 1. Put the caster sugar and eggs, ideally, in a stand mixer (or use a handheld electric whisk) and whisk on high speed for about seven minutes, or until thick and holds a trail. Meanwhile, melt the butter in 20-second bursts in the microwave so that it is liquid but not too hot. Com-

Lavender and lemon pandaleines

bine the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Grind the lavender with a mortar and pestle to break up. 2. When the sugar and egg mixture is thick and holds a trail, pour in the milk, then sift in the flour and baking powder. Add the lavender and then whisk until just incorporated. Pour in the cooled melted butter and whisk again until just combined. Do not overmix. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes. 3. Grease a madeleine mould, then freeze it. Preheat the oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas mark 9. 4. When the mixture has finished chilling, use a spatula to transfer it to a piping bag. Snip a medium tip and pipe 12-15 blobs into the chilled mould. 5. Place in the oven and im-

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mediately reduce the temperature to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Bake for eight to 12 minutes until each madeleine has a hump and is starting to colour at the edges. When baked, slide them out of the mould and onto a rack. 6. Meanwhile, make the lemon dip. Whisk the lemon juice and icing sugar together until smooth and runny but still opaque when coating the back of a spoon. Add a little more lemon juice or icing sugar until you have the correct consistency. Pour into a cup suitable for dipping the madeleines into and cover with plastic wrap. 7. When the madeleines are cool, dip, one by one (narrow, scalloped end first), into the lemon dip. Leave the madeleines to set on a rack. 8. Mix the remaining lemon dip with black food dye and a little extra icing sugar until it becomes pipeable. Transfer to a piping bag and cut a small tip. When the white icing has set, use the black icing to pipe ears, eyes and a nose on each madeleine. Pigfiteroles in mud These little ones are perfect for making with kids. "The beauty of these piggies in chocolate is that they are so quick and actually so simple to make, and they taste like chocolate and strawberry dreams wrapped up in a cute pig choux parcel," buzzes former Bake Off contestant Kim-Joy. Ingredients: (Makes about 15) For the strawberry filling: 300ml double cream 2tbsp icing sugar 4tsp freeze-dried strawberry powder Pink gel food dye

For the black royal icing: (This makes more than you need, as it is difficult to make very small quantities, but you can use this on other baking projects!) 1/2 quantity of Royal Icing (see below) Gel black food dye Plus: 1 quantity of Choux Pastry (see below) About 30g marzipan Pink gel food dye Dark chocolate, for the mud For the choux pastry: 85g unsalted butter 225ml water Pinch of salt 50g plain flour 50g strong white flour 2-3 medium eggs For the royal icing: 40g egg white (or aquafaba for a vegan version) 210g icing sugar Plus a little extra egg white (or aquafaba) and icing sugar to adjust and get the right consistency Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Line a baking sheet with baking paper or a silicone mat. 1. Make the choux pastry. Chop the butter and add it to a small saucepan with the water and salt. Heat until the butter has melted and the mixture is starting to bubble. Meanwhile, combine both flours in a separate bowl. When the butter mixture is bubbling, remove it from the heat and add the flours all in one go. Stir with a wooden spoon until it forms a smooth ball that pulls away from the sides very easily - this is called a panada. 2. Transfer the panada to a stand mixer (or use a handheld electric whisk) fitted with the paddle attachment and leave to cool for five to 10 minutes.

3. Add two eggs, one at a time, to the panada, mixing on slow speed after each addition until combined. Whisk the third egg in a separate bowl and gradually add one tablespoon at a time, mixing well after each addition. You are looking for a glossy consistency that leaves a 'v' shape when a spoon is lifted out of the dough. Transfer to a piping bag and cut a medium tip. Pipe about 15 circles onto the prepared baking sheet or mat. Dip your finger in water and use to flatten the tip of the choux. 4. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4 and bake for a further 20 minutes. Don't open the oven until at least 25 minutes have passed, to avoid the choux pastry deflating. 5. When the choux buns have finished baking, immediately turn them over and use a knife to pierce the base. This is so that the air inside has somewhere to escape. 6. While the choux are cooling, make the strawberry filling. Put the cream, sugar and strawberry powder in a clean, grease-free bowl. Whip on medium-high speed until stiff enough to pipe and hold its shape, but be careful not to overwhip. While whipping, gradually add very small amounts of pink food dye until a pale pink is achieved. Transfer to a piping bag and cut a large tip. Cut the tops off each choux bun, pipe in the whipped cream and replace the top. 7. Knead a tiny amount of pink food dye into the marzipan. Shape it into noses for the pig faces and place on the whipped cream. 8. Make the royal icing and dye black. Use a stand mixer


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from Kim-Joy (or handheld electric whisk) fitted with a balloon whisk attachment to combine the egg white (or aquafaba) and icing sugar until you get a smooth consistency. Then add tiny amounts of extra egg white (or aquafaba) and/or icing sugar to get the right consistency. Add black food dye to colour as desired! Transfer to a piping bag and cut a small tip. Use to pipe each pig's eyes and two dots for nostrils. 9. Melt some dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Arrange the pigfiteroles in a mud bath of melted chocolate and carefully drizzle some chocolate over the tops to finish off your pigfiterole scene! It's best to eat these delicious cuties straightaway... not that that will be difficult at all! Baking With Kim-Joy: Cute And Creative Bakes To Make You Smile by Kim-Joy, photography by Ellis Parrinder, is published by Quadrille, priced £18.99. Available now. Tangzhong cat buns Tear-and-share bread with personality. "These rolls are not just cute, they are the softest, fluffiest bread you can find, and that's thanks to the 'tangzhong' technique," explains Bake Off alumni KimJoy Hewlett. "This is credited as being a Japanese method, but became popular with home cooks and in Chinese bakeries after a Chinese woman called Yvonne Chen wrote a book about it. "You might hear this kind of bread referred to as hokkaido milk bread, Asian milk bread or shokupan. Tangzhong is simply about making a roux with

some of the flour and water, which is then cooled and added to the dough mixture. This roux essentially locks in the liquid, and helps to give the final bread a higher moisture content. The resulting bread is soft, cloud-like and stays fresher for longer. Making the roux takes just five minutes of your time, but completely transforms this bread." Ingredients: (Makes 9) For the Tangzhong paste: 25g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting 100ml water For the dough: 125ml whole milk, plus extra for brushing 30g unsalted butter Oil, for oiling 10g caster or granulated sugar 1tsp salt 1 large egg 350g strong white flour 7g fast-action dried yeast Plus: 1 egg, lightly beaten, for brushing Brown food dye A small amount of vodka or alcohol-based extract black edible pen, or royal icing dyed black (see ingredients and instructions below) For the royal icing, if required: 40g egg white (or aquafaba for a vegan version) 210g icing sugar Plus a little extra egg white (or aquafaba) and icing sugar to adjust and get the right consistency To make, use a stand mixer (or handheld electric whisk) fitted with a balloon whisk attachment to combine the egg white (or aquafaba) and icing sugar until you get a smooth consistency. Then add tiny amounts of extra egg white (or aquafaba) and/or icing sugar to get the right consistency. Add black food dye to colour as desired! Method: 1. First, make the tangzhong paste.

Tangzhong cat buns

Using a balloon whisk, mix the flour and water together in a pan until smooth. Place the pan over a low-medium heat and stir constantly with a spatula until thickened to a pudding-like consistency. If you have a thermometer the paste should reach 65°C/149°F before you take it off the heat. Transfer the tangzhong to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap (making sure this touches the surface of the tangzhong) and chill in the freezer for 10 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, for the dough, warm the milk in the microwave. It should be warm but not hot. Melt the butter, too. Lightly oil a large bowl and grease a 20-cm square baking tin, then set aside. 3. Place the milk and butter in a large bowl and add the sugar and salt. Add the chilled tangzhong to the bowl along with the egg and whisk together. 4. Add the flour and yeast to the mixture. If using a stand mixer, just allow the machine to knead for 10 minutes with the dough hook attachment. If working by hand, use a wooden spoon to combine everything into a shaggy ball of dough, then turn out onto a floured surface. 5. Knead by hand for about 10-15 minutes. The dough will be sticky to start with, but avoid adding too much flour it will gradually become less sticky as you knead it. If the dough sticks to the surface, use a dough scraper to scrape it off. Keep kneading until the dough is smooth; it will still be a little tacky, but that is normal. 6. Place the dough in the oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size. This takes about one hour, but it depends on the temperature of your kitchen. 7. When the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knock back. Form into nine balls, weighing 65g each. Shape them by tucking the dough under to create a smooth surface. There will be

leftover dough - this is to shape the ears and paws. 8. Shape the small balls of dough into ears and paws for the cats (see picture). You can brush on a little milk to help them stick. Shape a tail for one of the buns - this will look like the cat has turned around. Work fast to avoid the dough forming a skin. 9. Place the dough balls in the prepared square tin. Cover with lightly oiled plastic wrap and leave to prove in a warm place until roughly doubled in size. The time this takes varies depending on the temperature of your kitchen, but won't be as long as the first rise. You are looking for the dough to have nearly doubled in size and spring back halfway when lightly pressed with a finger. 10. About 15 minutes before the end of the proving

time, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. 11. Brush the beaten egg on top of the buns just before baking. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden brown. You will need to cover the buns with foil after five to 10 minutes, just to prevent them browning too much. 12. Transfer to a rack and leave to cool completely. 13. Paint coloured patches on the cold buns using a little brown food dye mixed with a tiny bit of vodka. When dry, use black edible pen, or your dyed-black royal icing, to add cute facial features and details to the paws. Baking With Kim-Joy: Cute And Creative Bakes To Make You Smile by Kim-Joy, photography by Ellis Parrinder, is published by Quadrille. Available now.

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Looking good at 93

Robert is 93 years young, looking great under the tree he planted 23 years ago.

Post Greetings 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

Happy birthday Willeke

Willeke, have a nice time in Torrevieja and let's enjoy our time together, love you so much. Dikke kus Marcel

Happy 79th Nick

Happy 60th Kim

Happy anniversary

Happy 79th Birthday Nick, have a lovely day, Lots of love from us all. Love you. XXX

Happy 60th with lots of love from Chris and Tinkerbell xxxxxx

Happy anniversary Paul and Kay! Have a fabulous time in Benidorm. Much love from Dave and Jane xx

Your stars for next week

Aries

21 Mar - 20 Apr

Taurus

21 Apr - 21 May

Gemini

22 May - 21 Jun

Cancer

22 June - 23 Jul

There is reassurance now on a work matter that has been a bit up in the air. Continue making contacts and putting a big effort in. This will give others the confidence that you are serious. Working with new folk certainly brings out the best in you and your talents. This is something that people value. Ask for what you want and show how determined you can be.

Now and again, something comes along that seems too good to be true. You're in this position at some time this week. Aside from pinching yourself, be sure to make the most of an opportunity. Have you been worrying too much about a small matter? This can distract you from what is really important. Aim to be with people at the weekend who are humorous and supportive.

Having to adjust to different experiences and situations is what helps to build our characters. However, perhaps you are feeling that there has been enough of this character building going on! This week could be a turning point. Expect others to be more flexible and to help out more. What if they don't? There are others only too willing to lend a hand.

There is likely to be an excess of good things on offer this week. Although those New Year resolutions may be a long way off, try to remember them. Taking care of your health is very important right now as you are on the brink of a very busy period. Making the most of fun and sunny days is only a small part of what will be on offer. So, keep good things going in and good things will come out!

Leo

Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

24 July - 23 Aug

24 Aug - 23 Sep

24 Sept - 23 Oct

24 Oct - 22 Nov

Too much time on your hands? Try to fill any emotional gap with work or planning something special. Looking three or four months ahead is good. Avoid, however, following a familiar pattern. Doing something completely new sets you on a learning curve. Once on it, you may decide to complete the circle. Who knows where this new knowledge will lead you? Exciting!

A sharp intake of breath as this week begins. The full effect of a change around you may not be felt until the weekend. This is when the Full Moon fires up your imagination and passions. Enjoy a fresh look at your life with family and friends. Whatever you decide to do, savour this magical time. Someone who is around now is like a gift to your heart and soul.

Although in a slower, more reflective mood, something artistic is moving you forward. Time spent alone is both creative and satisfying. Keeping more active moments for the weekend can work out well given that there may be something to celebrate. The Full Moon at this time seems to be the right time to make a declaration. Something much more personal than your income tax?

Being a bit of a dreamer this week leads your imagination on a fantastic trip. Anything seems possible, although you are likely to be a bit sketchy on the details. Keep the weekend clear as news midweek could mean a special celebration is needed. A matter at work turns out to be a pleasure and a surprise, not the hard work that was anticipated. Has your boss been dreaming also?

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

23 Nov - 21 Dec

A friend keeps you on your toes and may propose a joint venture. Hold on to your cash until it is looked into properly. It could be a case of optimism over reality. Spending should be kept to a minimum at a time when some areas of cash flow are uncertain. Unless it is a social occasion, keeping business and pleasure separate can work out best for your home life.

22 Dec - 20 Jan

Pick up the phone or send that email with an important invitation. What is a quick meeting for you could be a lifeline for someone else this week. Letting someone new into your life can see a real turnaround in your attitude. Been down in the dumps a bit lately? Spending too much time on one thing can stunt your growth in many ways! Get out and about.

21 Jan - 19 Feb

Aim to fully enjoy the love and attention coming your way right now. If people want to share their time with you then there must be a reason. You don't understand it? Being far too modest again? Midweek and again at the weekend are very romantic times. Is there true love here? Pick and choose who you spend that time with to enjoy intimate conversations.

20 Feb - 20 Mar

A fine week for making contact with family and friends. Romance and passion at the weekend need planning for. Were you really thinking of working? Surely not! This Full Moon is the time to ask that important question. Be practical when you hear the answer. In an optimistic month, you should continue to see the best outcome in everything, even if you have to wait a little.


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Mini me fashion: Five ways to try the trend with your little ones By Katie Wright, P.A . Katie Wright shows you where to shop the best celebrity-inspired sets for twinning with your kids. Usually when it comes to celebrity fashion inspiration, we pore over what the stars are wearing in their Instagram or paparazzi pics, working out how we can steal their style and make it work for us. But there's a new trend which encompasses not only what the famous grown-ups are wearing, but the outfits their children are sporting too. Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy has been twinning with her mum since she was a toddler, the singer's lucky seven-year-old being treated to designer dresses and even some custom creations for red carpet appearances. Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi Webster is only one and already the adorable tot has been seen on Instagram in a variety of bespoke 'mini me' outfits designed to match her reality star mum's, the most recent being ruched blue dresses during their summer holiday in Italy. Now the twinning trend has hit the high street, encompassing everything from swimwear to shoes, so you can make like a celeb and coordinate with your kids at home or on holiday. Here are five ways to try the trend with your mini me... 1. Knitwear Statement jumpers are set to be on trend for both adults and kids this autumn, so why not get a matching pair? Sugarhill Brighton has a range of 'mini me' knitwear for one to sevenyear-olds, with new designs including a giraffe, a lucky cat and a lightning bolt. Sugarhill Brighton Rita Tall Stories Giraffe Sweater, Nico Tall Stories Giraffe Sweater

2. Swimwear Another way Kylie Jenner loves to twin with daughter Stormi is with matching swimsuits. M&Co has a variety of cute swimwear sets for mums, dads, boys and girls, with sizes ranging from age three to 13 for kids. M&Co Men's Striped Swim Shorts, currently from Boys’ Striped Swim Shorts, M&Co Girl's Watermelon Swimsuit, Watermelon Frill Front Multiway Tankini Top, reduced to Watermelon High Waist Control Bikini Bottoms, 3. Loungewear The most stylish way to be a stayat-home mum? With matching loungerwear sets for you and your sprogs. Premium loungewear brand Jayde has created mini versions of two of its super-soft sets, available for children aged nine months to 11 years. Jayde Bebe Girl Set, Bebe Set Matching Mumma, 4. Pyjamas Do Saturday morning snuggles in style, with coordinated PJs for mum and daughter. From slogan tees to animal onesies, you can find adorable options on the high street Peacocks Women's Unicorn Hooded Lounge Set, Older Girls Cream Unicorn Lounge Matalan Women's Camo Family Pyjama Set, Mini Me Girls Camo Family Pyjama Set

you can find adorable options on the high street from as little as £5.50. Peacocks Women's Unicorn Hooded Lounge Set, Older Girls Cream Unicorn Lounge Set, Matalan Women's Camo Family Pyjama Set, Mini Me Girls Camo Family Pyjama Set 5. Shoes Complete your 'mini me' look with matching shoes for you and your nippers. TOMS has recreated some of its bestselling styles for children, offering everything from suede booties for babies to classic canvas slip-ons for teens in the 'youth' collection. TOMS Red Canvas Women's Classics, Red Canvas Youth Classics 2.0

4. Pyjamas Do Saturday morning snuggles in style, with coordinated PJs for mum and daughter. From slogan tees to animal onesies,

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Blighted by lower back pain? Blighted by lower back pain? Experts explain the key signs, symptoms and treatments to know about By Liz Connor, P.A. Although rarely serious, back pain is extremely common and can be a real bane. Liz Connor talks to the experts. Whether it's a dull ache after lugging a heavy bag around all day, a telltale twinge while doing some heavy lifting in the garden, or the price of sitting at a desk day in, day out - back pain is never fun to deal with. It is, however, extremely common. Lower back pain also known medically as 'lumbago' - is one of the most common reasons why people visit the doctor in the UK, and it's estimated that up to eight in every 10 people are affected by it at some point in their lives. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases, back pain isn't triggered by anything serious and will usually improve with time, and there are lots of

measure people can take to prevent or relieve symptoms. There are sometimes occasions, though, when back pain can be a sign of an underlying cause that needs closer attention and management. So, what are some of the warning signs and what should you do if you're experiencing symptoms? Here, experts explain more... Why does lower back pain happen? "Lower back pain, or lumbago, occurs when there is a problem with ligaments, muscles, discs, nerves or vertebrae - the bony structure that makes up the spine," says Dr Luke Powles, associate clinical director of Bupa (bupa.co.uk), who assures that it's an extremely common issue. "Back pain that develops quickly and lasts for less than three months is called 'acute back pain'," he adds. Pain that goes on for longer than three months, meanwhile, is classified as 'chronic back pain' - and indicates that any treatment carried out in the initial three months has not been successful. However, this still doesn't mean that there's a serious underlying medical cause - although the pain can be frustrating to live with. "Three main causes of back pain are force, repetition and inactivity," says Powels. "Heavy lifting can lead to muscle or ligament strain resulting in painful muscle spasms, as can repetitive movements such as twisting or bending the spine. Similarly, bad posture and sitting for long periods of time can have ill-effect." Powell explains that simple

things like incorrect or poor computer positioning and chair height (while working at a desk, for example) can lead to back pain - and if you are faced with these conditions five days a week, you may notice your back pain becoming an ongoing issue. What are the symptoms? Pain itself is the most obvious symptom. This can take many different forms, including a dull ache, burning sensations, or sharp shooting or 'pulling' pain. While it's very rarely dangerous, there are signs that there may be something more serious going on - like nerve compression/irritation or damage. So how do you know if this might be the case? Dr Sarah Brewer, medical director at Healthspan (healthspan.co.uk), says: "Telltale signs include weakness or numbness in one or both legs, severe pain causing immobility, pains shooting down the leg, difficulty with bladder and bowel control or pins and needles at the base of the spine or lower legs." If any of these symptoms occur, Brewer advises that you tell your doctor straight away. If your symptoms occur following a traumatic injury, it's also vital to get things checked as quickly as possible, just to be on the safe side. "Back pain due to more than a minor injury or fall also needs investigation to rule out a fracture, slipped disc or other problem affecting local nerves," she says. Plus, if you also experience any sudden severe loss of sensation in the 'saddle' area (around the groin, genitals and buttocks), incontinence, or find that you can't empty your bladder/bowels, seek medical advice immediately, as this can be a sign of a very rare but serious complication of nerve compression in the lower spine. In some cases, lower back pain may also be associated with arthritis (ongoing stiffness in the morning can be a warning sign here), or other medical problems within the joints or spine. Any pain that's severe, ongoing, getting worse and affecting your mobility

should be checked out by the doc. What can I do to relieve back pain? Although it may sound counterintuitive at first, rest isn't always the best solution. Often, the best way to manage back pain is to stay active, and in some cases painkillers may help, says Powels. "Many still believe that long periods of laying down will relieve symptoms, but this is a myth. It may feel relaxing at first, but prolonged periods can make the pain worse," he says. Powels suggests regular low-impact activities such as walking or swimming, which can increase strength and build up endurance in your back. "Include exercises into your routine that build muscle strength in your abdomen and back; strengthening your core will help alleviate the pressure on your back," he advises. Of course, if you have an acute injury, it's always best to seek suitable advice before embarking on any new exercise regime. A physiotherapist, for example, will be able to assess the problem and advise on the course of action to take and any activities to avoid while your injury heals. Pilates can be very effective for building core strength and keeping mobile. Thinking about your setup at work and making positive changes can make all the difference too. "Good posture when standing for long periods of time, while ensuring your chair has good support, are quick and easy ways reduce stress on back muscles," says Powels. "Walking and taking regular breaks can also alleviate the pain, but returning to the same position may bring the pain back, so try to change positions at your desk or swap your regular desk for a standing desk. "

Some people find relief through alternative therapies, and possibly herbal remedies too. However, it's important to bear in mind - just because supplements and herbal remedies are 'natural' doesn't mean they're always suitable. If you are taking any other medications, you should always check with your doctor or pharmacist that it's safe to take any new supplements at the same time. If you are interested in herbal remedies, Brewer suggests Devil's Claw Joint Aid Tablets, which is derived from the root tuber of a South African plant and is a traditional herbal medicine used to relieve back pain. Brewer explains that it contains unique, anti-inflammatory, analgesic compounds such as harpagoside and harpagide that are believed to help reduce pain, inflammation and possibly improve mobility. She also recommends, if it's suitable for you, trying a St Paul's Wort supplement - a Chinese medicine from the plant Sigesbeckia orientalis, which has been used for thousands of years to treat rheumatic conditions such as backache and joint pains. Lifestyle changes might help too, such as taking positive steps to avoid and manage stress (which is a key factor in many types of pain), maintaining a healthy weight or taking sensible steps to lose excess weight, and making efforts to improve your sitting and standing posture. Brewer also suggests sleeping on a comfortable mattress, using just one pillow and wearing flat shoes. If the pain doesn't subside within a couple of weeks, is getting worse or not responding to self-management or over-the-counter painkillers, visit your GP and/or check in with a physiotherapist.


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Laporoscopy Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin. It is also known as keyhole surgery or minimally invasive surgery. Large incisions can be avoided during laparoscopy because the surgeon uses an instrument called a laparoscope. This is a small tube that has a light source and a camera, which relays images of the inside of the abdomen or pelvis to a television monitor. The advantages of this procedure over traditional open surgery include: A shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time Less pain and bleeding after the operation Reduced scarring When laparoscopy is used Laparoscopy can be used to help diagnose a wide range

of conditions that develop inside the abdomen or pelvis. It can also be used to carry out surgical procedures, such as removing a damaged or diseased organ, or removing a tissue sample for further testing. Laparoscopy is most commonly used in: Gynaecology – the study and treatment of conditions affecting the female reproductive system Gastroenterology – the study and treatment of conditions affecting the digestive system Urology – the study and treatment of conditions affecting the urinary system How laparoscopy is carried out Laparoscopy is carried out under general anaesthetic, so you won't feel any pain during the procedure. During laparoscopy, the surgeon makes one or more small incisions in the abdomen. These allow the sur-

geon to insert the laparoscope, small surgical tools, and a tube used to pump gas into the abdomen. This makes it easier for the surgeon to look around and operate. After the procedure, the gas is let out of your abdomen, the incisions are closed using stitches and a dressing is applied. You can often go home on the same day of your laparoscopy, although you may need to stay in hospital overnight. Safety Laparoscopy is a commonly performed procedure and serious complications are rare. Minor complications Minor complications are estimated to occur in 1 or 2 out of every 100 cases following laparoscopy. They include: Infection Minor bleeding and bruising around the incision Nausea and vomiting Serious complications Serious complications after laparoscopy are estimated to occur in 1 out of every 1,000 cases. They include: Damage to an organ, such as your bowel or bladder, which could result in the loss of organ function Damage to a major artery Complications arising from

the use of carbon dioxide during the procedure, such as the gas bubbles entering your veins or arteries

Further surgery is often required to treat many of these more serious complications.

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


22 Across the Pond

Day trip I woke up early because my wife, Susie had begun scooting from her side of the bed, moving ever closer, nudging me not so gently, until she was scrunched up in the small of my back leaving me hanging precariously on the edge of the bed. “What’s up? Are you okay?” I said sleepily. “I’m freezing. This bed is like an ice cube.” ‘I’ll get you another blanket.” I said, carefully trying to extricate myself from this Boa Constrictor wannabe; the same young lady whose hand I clutched while swearing ‘for better or worse’ some 55 years ago. (Note 1) I wrapped the blanket around her and heard a mumbled ‘Thanks’ as she went back to sleep as fast as that young lady who ate the wicked witch’s apple. Me? Not so much. I was awake and again from experience, knew there would be no more sleep for me on this day. I needed to get up anyway; the evening before, during dinner with three of Susie’s sisters, we had decided on an excursion to South central Indiana and I had promised to pick them up at 11am the next morning. The clock displayed 6:33 as I dragged myself out to the kitchen to turn on the coffee pot. A few minutes later, I was in my recliner, a cup of coffee and my Indiana road map in hand. My plan was to first drive 35 minutes to Edinburg in South central Indiana for lunch. This town is well known for the huge outlet mall just south of town at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Interstate highway 65. But I had no intention to visit that mall; the purpose of this trip was because Edinburg, if not famous, is also well known in tenderloin lovers’ circles for the Edinburg Diner, a small restaurant that serves giant tenderloins on a bun. (2) When we got there, each of the four ladies I was accompanying ordered the giant tenderloin but I went for the catfish sandwich because right now, I am going through a phase of craving catfish sandwiches; don’t ask me why, I can’t explain it. When the four tenderloins were brought out, they lived up their hype; they were as big as hubcaps and everything had to be removed from the tabletop to get them on the tabletop. (3) I ate my catfish from my lap. Taking note of all the tenderloins at other tables in the place; it’s easy to see that It is a very popular sandwich. A survey of the ladies at our table, all of whom took the biggest part of their sandwich home, produced opinions on the sandwich ranging from ‘very good’ to ‘probably won’t order it again’. This is as it should be; there are a dozen or more breadings around with a dozen different ways to prepare a tenderloin; Matching one of these combinations with one of the innumerable palates of tenderloin lovers is a difficult task. Our next stop required only a short 10 minute drive west to Camp Atterbury, originally a WWII 40,000 acre Army Post and internment camp for POW’s. It is now the 30,000 acre home of the Indiana National Guard. We were going there to see a tiny Roman Catholic Chapel built from scrap materials in 1943 by Italian prisoners. It took us a while to find it but it was worth the effort. I don’t have the space here to

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elaborate on the story behind the Chapel but a google search on ‘POW Chapel Camp Atterbury’ will supply several good links to the story. Our last stop for the day was an eleven mile, 20 minute drive from Camp Atterbury to Columbus, Indiana; our destination was the Zaharakos Ice Cream parlor, a 120 year old institution right in the middle of the downtown Columbus business district. The visit to this old, restored building with many of its original fixtures still in place was like stepping back in time. The menu had all the soda fountain favorites; our group had sodas, a milkshake and a dish of butter pecan ice cream with a side of peanut butter; all of which were the real thing, both in looks and taste. (4) A brisk walk after the ice cream supplied the necessary energy to keep me alert for the drive back home but a belly full of catfish and ice cream sent me to the recliner the minute we got home. Ain’t life grand? G2 notes: 1: I’m not sure that ‘scrunched’ is a real word is some parts of the country but it is in my circle of friends. Still, I would not have used this if it were not for my concern about that first paragraph giving the appearance of the opening lines of a Playboy magazine article. ‘Scrunched’ was the least amorous word I could think of and I hoped it would give the impression that we weren’t … Hold it just a minute. What am I worried about? Hell, I’m 79 years old, nobody is going to think I’m trying to write another ’Valley of the dolls’. 2: I wasn’t going to elaborate on the tenderloin sandwich because any Hoosier, native born or transplant, knows all about this sandwich, but in case my international readers are not familiar with this prime example of culinary excess, a tenderloin sandwich begins life as slice off a pork tenderloin that is pounded into tenderness, with the definition of ‘tenderness’ being interpreted a hundred different ways. 3: Are hubcaps even a thing anymore? 4: I dislike using trite phrases like ‘stepping back in time’ but after trying several times to concoct a more superfluous description of a historic 19th century business, ‘stepping back’ was the best I could come up with. Also, I am a little hesitant to recommend Google searches because of their habit of inserting ‘sponsored’ entries but in the two cases mentioned here, there is none of that monkey business involved.

Saturday, 7/9/2019 It's back for a new run, and there are plenty of familiar faces taking part. Anneka Rice, Corrie veteran Catherine Tyldesley and EastEnders' Emma Barton respectively will be competing against footballers Alex Scott and David James; comedian Chris Ramsey; DJ Dev Griffin; model Emma Weymouth; Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell; reality star Jamie Laing; CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual; singer Michelle Visage; sports correspondent Mike Bushell, Paralympic table tennis player Will Bayley, and online video star Saffron Barker. Returning to the judging desk are Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, while Motsi Mabuse takes the place of Darcey Bussell. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are your hosts.

Treasure Island with Bear Grylls (C4, 9.00pm) Sunday, 8/9/2019 What happens when you take a dozen Brits; plonk them on an uninhabited island in the Pacific, and leave them to face the toughest five weeks of their lives? Well, with the lure of £100k at stake, the answer is edge-of-the-seat TV, courtesy of Bear Grylls. They arrive with just what they're wearing; have a day's supply of water and a few basic tools, then have to face the dangerous south east side of the island. However, they face a tough decision when a helicopter flies over and parachutes a box of cash on the north shore. Do they chase the money or try to make camp? Among the participants is ex-marine Marco. Will he go the distance, or will 75-year-old retired florist Irene prove more resourceful? And if they find the cash, will they share it with the rest of the group, or hide it and keep it for themselves?

Aldi vs Lidl: Supermarket Wars (C5, 9.00pm) Monday, 9/9/2019 In less than three decades, Aldi has gone from having from one store in Britain, to more than 800. Fellow German-brand Lidl has also become one of the biggest commercial success stories in the UK, but how do these Teutonic giants manage to make their millions? Here's a chance to find out in a documentary which examines their canny marketing ploys and aggressive sales techniques. Supermarket insiders reveal the secrets behind both supermarkets' success and how they compete with their rivals. Members of the public sample their cut-price food and fashion products. From Aldi's £3.99 scented candles to Lidl's £3.99 lobster, there's a look at the most tempting cut-price products that are the key players in the ongoing battle of these supermarket giants.


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DIVAS take part in the Hondón de los Frailes Carnival The Hondón de los Frailes Carnival took place on Saturday, August 24 as part of the week long fiesta celebrations. DIVAS (Drama in the Valley Association) again took part in the carnival parade this year a Chinese theme. Together with a beautifully decorated float and an amazing dragon, 19 members and friends took part in delightful colourful costumes made by our talented costume maker. The parade wended its way through the narrow streets and we were delighted when the multinational onlookers showed their appreciation by applauding as we passed by. The evening was truly memorable - full of lights, music and colourful and inventive costumes including

very young local children and a number of associations and groups.

We would like to welcome new members to our group and further

information can be obtained by emailing hondondivas@gmail.com


24 Puzzles

Crossword

Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues Across 1/8 The Parisians depart, apparently without permission (6,5) 4/21 Exclamation of surprise, from Robert Burns, maybe (5,4) 8 See 1 9 City in Cambridge that has endless music, perhaps - a most delightful place (7) 10 Instruction to thoroughly lubricate the fuel source (3,4) 11 See 19 Down 12 The whole total, or not, by the sound of it (3) 14 The hero in a turgid old book (4) 15 Get the thread of the story (4) 18 Deviate off course, in fact way off (3) 21 See 4 23 The pale cocktail that's left in the glass (7)

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25 Distinction shouldered by an officer (7) 26 Getting late? (5) 27 In a sense it's only a sample (5) 28 A purge carried out in Eastern Europe (6) Down 1/13 Children's game recommended by the editor? (6,2,6) 2 Made it possible to be able in the end (7) 3 Cell very cunningly concealed (8) 4 London hospital only for men (4) 5 Their place in Bexley (5) 6 Puss gets mixed cereal and fruit (6) 7 The right fish and the means to catch them (5) 13 See 1 16 Telling on an old country pursuit (7) 17 Stares in confusion at stress (6) 19/11 Enquiry relating to another reveals the true position (4'1,4) 20 Dad's put up a moulding on the highest point (6) 22 Love having friends, they are real gems (5) 24 Ali departs Galilee for excitement (4) Regular clues Across 1/8 Abscond without permission (6,5) 4/21 An exclamation of amazement (5,4) 8 See 1 9 A place of ideal happiness (7) 10 Fuel supply (3,4) 11 See 19 Down 12 Amount (3) 14 Icon (4) 15 Thread (4) 18 Deviate erratically (3) 21 See 4 23 Small portion of drink left in a glass (7) 25 Uniform shoulder decoration (7) 26 Disappearing (5) 27 Flavour (5) 28 Capital of the Czech Republic (6)

Down 1/13 Children's game (6,2,6) 2 Facilitated (7) 3 Cunningly (8) 4 Chaps (4) 5 Town in southeast London (5) 6 Salad ingredient (6) 7 Spools (5) 13 See 1 16 Betraying (7) 17 Declare (6) 19/11 The facts (4'1,4) 20 Apex (6) 22 Gemstones (5) 24 Delight (4)

Spanish-English crossword

Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/ English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across 1 Carreras (5) 4 Comiendo (6) 9 Capítulo (7) 10 Sombra (5) 11 Bolígrafos (4) 12 Casado (7) 13 Morir (3) 14 Ratones (4) 16 Oriente (4) 18 Triste (3) 20 Antiguo (7) 21 Ambos (4) 24 Pulgar (5) 25 Pasas (de Corinto) (7) 26 Lanzas (6) 27 Canciones (5)

Down 1 Receta (6) 2 Cadena (5) 3 Sitio (4) 5 Surtido (8) 6 Cursiva (7) 7 Glotón (6) 8 Delito (5) 13 Diciembre (8) 15 Incluir (7) 17 Cacto (6) 18 Estrellas (5) 19 Pechos (6) 22 Cebolla (5) 23 Caderas (4)


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26 Puzzle Answers

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APAH

GERRI (pictured) and her sister FRANKIE were born last summer. Gerri is the quiet one and Frankie is more outgoing. They are lovely girls and just two of the cats and kittens currently in APAH's care. If you would like to meet the sisters and the rest of APAH's cats, please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

Denia Cat Protection League

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

K9 Club

MARTY is a male a Border Collie Cross born approximately November 2016. He is of medium size and is very friendly, good with other dogs but not with cats. He is absolutely delightful, very affectionate, house trained and walks well on a lead. If you are able to provide Marty with his forever home, then please call 600 845 420.

A.R.C. Jalón Valley MICKEY-BLUE - is 4 years old. He is a little shy initially but fine when he gets to know you. He likes his outside space, enjoys some fuss and attention. He has been neutered. No adoption fee but a donation is much appreciated. Also, many other dogs, cats and kittens needing homes. Food and donations also urgently needed and can be left at ARC’s charity shop on

APAD

Carrer Valencia 1, Jalon between 10am & 1pm Monday to Saturday. Contact Sally by email: jalonvalleyarc14@yahoo.co.uk. Facebook: Jalon Valley ARC. Charity Reg No CV01-054107-A.

ASUNA is a chocolate-colored American Staffordshire mix. She is sociable, friendly active, cheerful and affectionate. We look for a responsible, active and affectionate family for Asuna. Her dream is a life full of activity and joy and to be love unconditionally by her new family. Come and meet her quickly! Contact: 966 427 678, info@apad-apad.org, www.apad-apad.org

AKIRA Animal Shelter VERA - Podenco was rescued some months ago and taken to Akira; it has been a slow process gaining her trust. She has enjoyed some day release time in the homes of Akira volunteers, to give her a break from the shelter and also to further her programme of socialisation. She would benefit from a patient adopter who can let her continue to develop her personality at her own pace. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, free from Mediterranean diseases and treated for parasites. Vera is good with children of all ages, with other dogs and bitches and she loves to travel in a car.

P.E.P.A. Vera can be adopted, or fostered. Akira pays all expenses for foster dogs. Call 657 689 567 or see www.akira-animals.com

Pets in Spain Jacky is approx 4 months, good with other cats and ready to go to a new home. His mother was a Ragdoll cat and like her, Jacky is a very people friendly male cat. Call: 645 469 253. www.petsinspain. com, info@petsin spain.com

SAFFIE is a real sweetheart, she is about 4yrs old. She is a truly lovely girl, good around other dogs and loves company. She can get a little excited when she sees people and may jump up to show her affection, but she is a caring young lady who would love a new home. Tel 650 304 746 or email p.e.p.a.animalcharity@gmail.com

APASA SANAYA, female, Shelter since 20.12.2011. Labrador Mix, DOB 07.11.2011 – 52 cm Sanaya and her sisters were discovered in the dry riverbed of the Rio Gorgos. It took us some time and effort to catch them one by one. The three sisters have been socialised at the dog pound. Sanaya is the only one that has not found a new home yet. She has grown to medium sized dog and has a nice character. It

is high time for her to get a proper home. Please call APASA on 966 463 976 for more info.

Benidorm Animal Shelter – SPAP These beautiful kittens are waiting to be adopted and start their new lives in nice homes. They are adorable and full of life. If you want a friend for life, adopt! Please call Maria Teresa on 677 373 396 or 96 585 6268 or see the website at www.spapbenidorm.com


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Construction & Reforms

Property services

Doors & windows

100% CONSTRUCTIONS, new builds and reforms. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939. BUILDING RENOVATION, MAINTENANCE and construction services. bar and shop refits, extensions, patios, Electrical, plumbing, kitchen & bathroom fitting, bricklaying, tiling, plastering, painting, carpentry. Covering from Alicante to Denia and Torrevieja. Call 625 506 089

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

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

STRUCTURAL SURVEYS Mark Paddon BSc Hons Building Surveying. MCIOB. Buyer's reports and defects assessment from €195 + IVA. Tel 962 807 247 or 653 733 066 Free initial phone advice www.costablancasurveyors.com

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

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

ALL IRONWORK. GATES railings, Alterations and repairs. 07787585714 or 617890548 COMPLETE PEST CONTROL. Denia to Torrevieja Tel 604 270 676 GAS TANKS, MINI tanks, gas bottles and revision certificates. 16 years on the Costa Blanca www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939

Plumbing & electric i+nstallations

CONSTRUCTION / REMODELING, Underbuilds. Work guaranteed. We beat most quotes- Email: namjones@hotmail.com V Andy 697 834 934

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

Painters ACCURATE | FAST | AFFORDABLE Painter offering inexpensive high quality work, painting, wallpaper hanging, damp proofing Best Quotes, Tel: 688 350 750 PROFESSIONAL PAINTER, offering high quality work, best prices , call Robert for free quote 610383971

Locksmiths

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

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

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

LOCKSMITH 24hr 607 493 118, Torrevieja & surrounding areas

TREE SPECIALIST - WITH more than 20 years experience in cutting, cleaning and al type of spezial or dangerous work. Call Joseph: 633 798 933 or 650 722 040

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

Animal world

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!

Pools

UNDERWATER 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

FOR EMERGENCY PLUMBING or electrical faults on call service from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM. Covering all Alicante, Mobile 625 506 089.

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

ASLAN, is a 22 month old strong but gentle boy. He loves to play with other dogs and loves to go for a walk. . He weighs around 35 kilos although he feels heavier, fully vaccinated (passport), micro chipped and castrated. SAT Kennels 966 710 047 - info@satanimalrescue.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 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 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 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 HOUSE/PET SITTING .Your house or mine. References 637 160 545 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 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 THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to info@cbnews.es


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Lawyers & Solicitors

Removals & transport

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR Debt collection, solicitor. Professional, discreet 697 834 934

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

NIE, RESIDENCIA, CAR IMPORT, holderchange, driving licence, last will / inheritance, assistance purchase / sale properties, insurances, Tel: 965 792 451, more under www.costalevanteservice.com

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

Alarms ALARM - CCTV Instal., Maintenance, Repairs ✆ 600 993 667

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

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

RENAULT SCENIC, 2007, 150,000kls. Service History, Denia. 2999.00 Euro. Tel. 0044 793 8960 460 JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0VG, automatic, petrol, 44.000 mls, a/c, radio/ CD, phone, GPS, alu rims, fully equip., ITV 04/2020, blue metallic, in perfect condition, private € 6,500. 656 570 790

Caravans, Mobile homes, Motorhomes

We buySpanish, English all Euro Cars R.H.D, L.H.D. 4X4s, MPVs,and Diesels &Vans, Motor homes, classics, motorcycle cash paid Scrap cars collected. No more unwas,nted bills or nes. All p/worktaken out of yourSuma name Find us on Facebook housesandcarsrus@gmail.com

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

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 SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Omega 3-6-9 for a cholesterol and joint-conscious diet. 180 caps €9.60 or buy 3+ for €9.00 each. 965 780 425 THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in The Post is to email the text to info@cbnews.es

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

S R US CAAlR l cars wanted

General

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 SMALL BOAT for sale, can be usable for waterski 626 245 098 INTERNATIONAL SKIPPER licence, radio and radar courses, starting shortly +34 626 245 098

SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765 SANCT BERNHARD Calpe. Offers inc. FORMOFIT for natural weight control. 210 caps (1 month supply) €35 or buy 3+ for €32 each. 965 836 807 THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in the CB News is to e-mail the text to info-t@cbnews.es (South) or info@cbnews.es (North)


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

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Health CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. Tel. 686 912 307

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

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

LAURA, LA NUCIA, massage 20 €, 40 minutes. Specialist i muscle contracts and muscle discharge Tel .600 332 201

SANCT BERNHARD Moraira. Offers inc. Green-Lipped Mussel for healthy joints. 150 caps €12.50 or buy 3+ for €11 each 966 491 573

www.thepost.es 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

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

Languages INTENSIVE SPANISH Course in your home, 299€, 10 hours. Guaranteed results 697 834 934

Friendship HELLO, I WOULD LIKE to meet, nice attractive English speaking lady around 60+ Albir/ Altea area. I am a young 72, slim gentleman. Just be brave 865 798 253 after 6pm

Employment wanted GERIATRICS NURSE assistant specialized Alzheimer, senile dementia and more, 18 years of experience, flexible hours, Jeannethe 640 292 906 - Denia area

Adult relax SEXY MATURE ENGLISH Blond“ 15mins Alicante Airport. Overnight stays possible. Ring Karen (0034) 662 049 021 TANTRA MASSAGE DENIA near Javea. Nourish Body & Soul with a sensual erotic massage, intuitive and lovely body to body. Enjoy a deeply relaxing time in our beautiful ambience. Open daily. Ocean Tantra phone/whatsapp: (+34) 635 621 993. www.tantra-massage-denia.com ELEGANT SLIM sexy naughty Lady Sophie, speaks 3 languages, priv. apartm. (in/out calls), escort service in ALL AREAS!! 693 357 526 TORREVIEJA SHEMALE Yaiza 28 yrs. Very sexy, hot & horny. All services, erotic massage & more. Home & hotel outings. 24hrs 671 074 695 - www.pasion.com NR CALPE MATURE curvy nudist for body positive naked massage Tel/whatsapp 658 398 264 CASIA DENIA 40 y pretty charming naughty cheeky. All kind of services & fantasies couples & out calls. Private discreet apartment easy parking only appointments. English & German speaking +34 634 057 016 VALERIA IN DÉNIA, clean and discreet, erotic massage, relaxing, sex, outings and much more, call 686 094 328 ALBIR SHARON Beautiful Polish lady. Massage with all types of services. Opp BBVA 634 127 645

THE EASIEST WAY to get classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: info@cbnews.es TORREVIEJA DIANA Greek lady, 38 yrs., beautiful slim body, blue-eyed, blonde. Classy. Massage in private house. Santa Petra Street 663 817 943 BENIDORM. NEW THREE beautiful young ladies from Columbia. Pretty, sexy, nice body. All services. 24 h Tel. 603 112 769 BLACK DOMINA, very cruel, toys, harness. Outings 602 698 120. Torrevieja centre, 24 hrs- by appointment TORREVIEJA THAI LADYBOY, Jasmine, 30 yrs., professional erotic massage and lots of pleasure. Town centre, La Loma Street. Easy parking at the area, 24 hrs +34 634 162 388 BENIDORM: SEXY NURSE, excellent body massage including happy ending. Hour 50€, Above Restaurant Tony Roma’s, Avda. del Mediterraneo 28 Tel 646 667 604 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 TORREVIEJA SHIRLEY. Tanned beauty, 34 yrs, great figure, breasted, sweet face, discretion. Only by appointment 655 677 738 JOHANA 27 Argentinian, caring, busty. At Nachuli´s house house 77 Close to Consum 603 101 016 www.sensualspain.net BI MAN IN Denia 48y, for men, women, couples, discretion and completely private. All wishes and more. No taboo! Tel.685 094 253 CALPE, BLONDE, SEXY big boobs, very hot massage erotic kisses Tel 602 573 994 ALMORADI SAMANTHA exotic dark girl from Brazil with curly hair to her waist. All your fantasies no rush. Outings 698 200 783

JAVEA EL ARENAL erotic massage. Toys, bondage, private Apto Whatsapp 634 830 630 Appointment 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 GERMAN SEXY LADY, 47, very busty, for you in Torrevieja, just call 602 451 257 English spoken NOVELTY TRANS from Argentina, willing, loves kisses, caring and loving, complete service 631 194 346 - Torrevieja centre VIAGRA / SILDENAFIL - 150 mg. CIALIS / Tadalafil - 40 mg. Pack of 10 pills for 22 Euros. Free delivery in Spain. gadgetman3b53@gmail.com. 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 CALPE BLONDE, SEXY hot nordic girl massage Nice time Kisses. Tel 631 817 122 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. TORREVIEJA !!! Brazilian blonde lady 59 yrs. Erotic massage with happy end. 604 382 799 (no msm please) - MiriamGood English spoken

Items wanted

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

MULATA TORREVIEJA busty large bottom, 24 hrs. Outings 698 258 097 CINDY, EROTIC Massage, hot blonde. La Zenia. Slim, sexy, caring, sweet, elegant 607 735 745 TORREVIEJA, beautiful ladies wait for you for erotic massage. Also escort service. 24hr. 1 drink on the house 664 024 281 LINDA 55 yr.. Blonde, waits for you for relaxing moments of pleasure 634 300 074 - No massageTorrevieja PATRICIA 36, Columbian, busty, not taboos, no limits, last week. 15 Turquesa St. 643 045 558 www.sensualspain.net

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

SEARCHING FOR RECORDS. All types of music wanted. We pay the best prices. Tel: 622 750 117 BUY VINYL RECORDS, record player, CD’s and Radios. 651 187 549. WE BUY LUXURY WATCHES For Cash! Rolex, Cartier, Omega, A/P, Hublot etc. Instant Cash Payment! Tel: 658 670 777. Or email: john@ukspecialistwatches.co.uk THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: info@cbnews.es


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FRONTLINE LUXURY FLAT in Calpe, overlooking the sea and Peñon, video control and porter, com. pool, 2 beds, 1 bath, Sat-TV, WiFi, renovated and furnished in 2019, € 295,000. Bargain incl. underground parking and store room! Directly from the owner. 629 979 650

Items wanted

TORREVIEJA, Torreta 2. Terraced bungalow on one level, 2 bedr,, bathr., patio, furnished, utility room, terrace, central + quiet location. Price Reduction 57,780€ 966 773 985 616 939 326 - www.hf-immo.com

MAKE 1000€ cash monthly in the vending business. Easy work form home, one day per week , from 10,000€investment 697 834 934- namjones@hotmail.com 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 FOR SALE AUSTRALIAN Bistro Bar 23,500 Euros. Rent is 650 a month, 40 m2 inside with 16 seats and Terraza 16 m2 with 24 seats, plus a 10 m2 store room. Bar is located in a commercial center 500 meters from playa San Juan beach, Alicante. Private sale Call 625 506 089

Properties under 175.000€

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

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 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 BARGAIN. CHARMING 290M2 town house in Benigembla. Consists of: Grd Floor.- Entrance area, Spacious living-room +fireplace & cast iron stove, large dining room, living room, large equipped kitchen, 1 dble room, water deposit, toilet +shower, pantry, laundry room +access to large openplan attic & inside patio . 1st floor. - 3 dble bedrooms, 2 with balconies, 1 sgle room, office, bathroom +shower large terrace. 2nd floor.- Spacious open-plan attic + access to large terrace. Both terraces enjoy beautiful views of the mountains surrounding Benigembla. Original floors throughout, & wooden beams. Interior & exterior woodwork is wooden. Electric radiators. Lots of daylight. Excellent opportunity to acquire a village house with real charm. Ref-1082. 125.000€ Tel:609211710 info@karmaproperties.es VILLA 118M2 -ALCALALI. On a 400m2 plot. Consists of; Grd Floor.Entrance area, Living/Dining room +fireplace & wood burning stove, Equipped kitchen *+ American bar, Toilet +shower, 2bedrooms with builtin wardrobes & 1 bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Uncovered terrace with great views of the surrounding mountains. 1st floor.- Open & diaphanous attic currently used as an office/ study, wooden floor & beams. Under built.- A dble room+ bathroom ideal for guests or storage. Fenced in, south facing, lots of natural light. Outdoor pergola, & 6 seater Jacuzzi. A/C in bedrooms & oil central heating. Covered pergola for 1 parking space. New PVC windows + Climalit glass & blinds. Quiet Location on urbanization 5 mins from village. Ref-1125160.000€ Tel 609 211 710 - info@ karmaproperties.es

BIGASTRO From 110,000€ including private garage, solarium and also fully furnished, it is an excellent opportunity to live in a new, large and reasonably priced apartment. Quality of life. View on www.ferveya.com 600 648 318 HOUSE SWOP HOUSE in Mula (old town) Murcia Spain. 3 lrg beds + 2 spare rooms. Tiled floors. Fully tiled kitchen. Terrace views of the castle. 9 rooms in total. Fully furnis. mostly new furniture. Ex bank so very well built. 2 front doors, 1 double from time as a bank. About 100 yrs old but in great condition. 2 mins walk to amenities. Mula population 17.000. Swop for apart. in Alicante/Benidorm or similar. Reason is house too big for the 2 of us. Approx value 85.000€. Contact tonyburnstony@gmail.com

Properties from 175.000€

CHARMING TOWN HOUSE 152m2. In Alcalali completely renovated with inside patio. Consist: Grd floor. Entrance-area. Living-dining room+ access to large inside patio, fully equip kitchen + access to an inside patio with storage/laundry. Bathroom & 1bedroom with access to the interior patio 34 m2. 1st fl.- 1 dble bedroom + balcony, +large dressing room & access to a superior terrace with spectacular views of Alcalali & the mountains that surround it. 1 dble room 1 toilet & 1 sgle room. Water tank, wooden beams, aluminum exterior carpentry + double glazing, & wooden interior. It was completely renovated using good materials & excellent workmanship. Located in a quiet area of the village. Ref-1047. 189.000€ Tel: 609 211 710- info@karmaproperties.es

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

PRIVATE SALE, lg 3 bed, 2 bath det. finca, 1000 m2 plot, lg garage & storage room, shed & 25 m2 summer house. Located 5 mins drive from Rojales & 10 mins from Guardamar. Move in ready condition. Open to sensible offers. 625 034 903

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Business opportunities

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

Long term let

P REMIS ES F OR S A LE

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.

WELL LOOKED after apartment in Alcoy. 3 Bedroom, , 2 bathroom, 105m2 living area, independent kitchen, aircon, gas heating, furnished, parking & store room. Bus stop nearby. 86,000€ Private Sale 687 307 369

Short term let

ALTEA BELLO HORIZONTE. Semi detached 3 bed,2 bath chalet furnished. Large living room with fireplace fully fitted kitchen A/C, BBQ and terraces beautiful 400m2 gardens, private parking for 2 cars. Community pool & tennis court. Quiet area near all amenities Nice views only 900€ month Tel 616 482 090

STUDIO ATTIC 80M2 Polop Old Town open plan, bathroom on suite small balcony, Beautiful views suitable 1 person/ couple 380€ PM incl. elec/ Wifi 666 805 271 CALPE – FRONTLINE APARTMENT, com. pool, 2 beds, 1 bath, kitchen, living-dining-room, refurbished early 2019. Underground parking + store room, Sat-TV, WiFi, furnished, deposit, long term only! € 950 pcm. 629 979 650

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

607 200 041


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