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Cash windfall for Alicante in regional budget The Valencia government has presented its budget for 2020, which includes €346.5 million in investments for Alicante province, according to councillor for the treasury Vicent Soler. Sr Soler stated that spending next year will increase by 18% compared with 2019 – the ‘largest ever investment effort in history of the province’.

He noted that Alicante will receive 39.3% of the funding supplied by the regional government for the three provinces of the region, putting it ahead of Valencia and Castellón. Sr Soler said it would ‘establish the bases for economic growth in Alicante province’. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News.

Memories inspire Remembrance service

A Remembrance Day service was held in Moraira on Monday afternoon - the fifth annual November 11 tribute inspired by a former serviceman. Laura Hillstead began organising the service at the Nuestra Senora de los Desamparados church after listening to the stories of her grandfather Philip, who lied about his age to join the Royal Navy in World War Two. Laura, a member of the Royal British Legion, said she remembered ‘Grandad Philip’ telling her how he used to take former servicemen to France to visit the graves of fallen comrades. She said she was “fascinated” by his tales and his medals - and joined the Royal British Legion earlier this year on the grandfather’s birthday. Read the full story in the Costa Blanca News on Friday.

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Lock up your daughters A father who allegedly locked his two daughters in an office for three days has been arrested in Elche, informed the National Police. The situation had been reported on Sunday by the man’s ex-wife, who is the mother of the girls, and a patrol was sent immediately to interview her. She told officers that a friend of hers had seen her daughters calling for help from a window in the building. The officers saw the girls for themselves, looking out of the window and shouting for help to get out of there, saying they had been locked in by their father since Thursday night. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the father, the officers entered

the office building and followed the children’s voices to find the room. They crowbarred the door open and could see that the room was completely unsuitable to stay in, since the lights did not work and there were no showers, beds or kitchen, and not even the most basic hygiene facilities. The girls said their father had only been coming back to give them a sandwich at lunchtime and then to spend the nights. Their mobile phones had run out of battery and their father was aware of this. The girls were immediately handed over to their mother and an extensive search for the father began. He was found and arrested that same day on suspicion of child neglect.

Worth their salt The three candidates to become the next 'salt queen' in Torrevieja have been named by the town hall. They are María Cases, Cristy Guamán and Raquel Tévar. Mayor Eduardo Dolón noted that they had

been selected by a jury. He explained that the next phase of the selection process will take place on November 18 at the Real Club Náutico de Torrevieja, when the queen for the coming year will be elected.

New geriatric and day centre for Finestrat A brand new geriatric residence and day centre will be built in Finestrat on a 16, 901 m2 plot near Balcón de Finestrat, between La Cala and the old town. The project has been awarded to Postigo Conser-

vación y Medio Ambiente SL, who will be responsible for the construction and management following a tender. The project will create 70 new jobs for Finestrat residents and the duration

of the works will be completed within 15 months. The centre will provide 125 residential places for the elderly – of which six will be free for Finestrat residents plus an additional 30 day centre places.

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We all remembered The world paid tribute to the millions who fell last Sunday. Young and old stood united in quiet contemplation across the country and here on the Costa Blanca British expats did the same. An Act of Remembrance was held at Ciudad Patricia in Benidorm, organised by the Royal British Legion Benidorm & District Branch. Standard Bearer Lenny Leonard had the honour of carrying the Standard and Chairman James (Jim) Thomson officiated. A two-minute silence was held at 11am followed by readings from Pat Bagnall, Maggie Slane – Branch Secretary, Frances Sleep and Pamela Dawson-Tasker. Afterwards a wreath was laid in the garden outside, then many headed down to The Showboat for lunch and an afternoon fundraiser organised in aid of RBL Benidorm branch.

Checkpoints catch criminals Extra National Police checkpoints set up around Elche city centre resulted in five people being arrested early last week. At one of the checkpoints, officers stopped a vehicle in which a young couple were travelling. Having checked their identification, which showed they were both Spanish and

aged 27 and 28, a thorough search of the vehicle was carried out. Amongst their belongings, officers found several packets containing a total of 12 grams of cocaine, and €2,275 in small notes, for which the couple were arrested on suspicion of a public health offence. A few hours later at another checkpoint, a 43-year-

old Angolan man who was stopped turned out to have a warrant out for his arrest issued by an investigating court in Alicante. The operation continued the following day and resulted in the discovery of two more people for whom arrest warrants had been issued in different places around Alicante province.

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No move for flood zone industrial park The proposal by Orihuela’s Socialist party (PSOE) to create a new industrial zone away from areas prone to flooding was rejected by the ruling Partido Popular-Ciudadanos coalition in the last full council meeting. PSOE councillor Carolina Gracia reminded that the existing industrial area had been seriously damaged by the September floods, as it stands near the potentiallydangerous Abanilla watercourse. “Many companies are not opening again due to the damage which was done and other companies are seriously considering moving to an alternative area,” she said. Sra Gracia pointed out that the regional flood plan (Patricova) warns that the risk of flood in Orihuela is very high and this should have been taken into account when giv-

From horror to hotel Torrevieja’s ‘most terrifying photo’ competition, organised for Halloween, has been won by local woman Laura Moreno. She has earned a stay at the Doña Monse hotel in Torrevieja, which includes a special meal for two at their El Cucharón restaurant and a visit to their spa complex. Laura was handed her prize by deputy mayor Rosario Martínez at the town hall.

ing the go-ahead for constructing the business park. “This natural disaster should be considered an opportunity to make things right and to promote an industrial sector to boost the local economy and give tranquillity and stability to companies,” she added. However, the motion was not backed on the basis that the city already has an industrial area with many established companies. The Red Cross has launched a donations and fundraising campaign named Vuelta a casa (Return home) to help flood victims who had no insurance policy and therefore were not covered by the insurance compensation consortium. It will see them hand over basic furniture and household equipment, clothes and food to the victims and carry out

basic repair works at properties so that the owners can go back to their homes as

soon as possible. The campaign is aimed at victims with low incomes and

it is being supported by donations from companies and individuals.

New tourism training school for Benidorm Benidorm has been chosen to be the training centre for Tourism and Hotel managers of the FORST School of Business. The mayor Toni Pérez met with the Director of Forst, Javier Jiménez last week and explained that they will be moving their entire training operation to Benidorm – to the Invat.tur building, turning it into an

international reference point when it comes to training managers for the tourism sector. To date more than 500 graduates have successfully completed the course and been accepted onto programs run by the top hotel groups such as Barceló, Melia and 15 have been accepted onto an internship in the United States by Marriott.

Flu jab time It’s that time of the year again when many towns will be offering free flu vaccinations. Those eligible for free vaccinations are residents over the age of 65; children under the age of 2 who were born before 32 weeks; pregnant women and those suffering with chronic diseases that carry a high risk of complications if they do fall ill with influenza. Public health sector workers, nurses, doctors, will also be vaccinated. For the third year running, La Nucía will be offering a walk in service at the Nou Espai Social Centre On Thursday, November 21 from

09.00 until 20.00 No appointment is necessary, and the only requirement is a valid SIP card. Last year 80 La Nucía residents benefitted from the service. In Altea they have also launched their flu vaccination campaign, which will last until February. Altea residents need to make an appointment at either the main Altea health centre or in Altea la Vella. Finestrat are also offering free flu vaccinations at the health centres in both the old town and in La Cala. The campaign for the free jabs will continue until January 31.

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Lifesaving officer receives medal A police officer from TeuladaMoraira has received an award for his part in saving the life of a swimmer in August 2018. Local police agent, Antonio Ivars Llobell,

received a ‘Public Congratulations’ merit at an institutional ceremony which was held last week at the Puig Monastery in Valencia. by the Conselleria the award of Public Congratulations individually. Llobell was patrolling near a beach in Moraira when he was called to help a swimmer in trouble. He fearlessly swam out to rescue the bather, clearly saving his life. The award was requested by the town hall at a council meeting held on August 30, 2018. Last wednesday, Llobell received the award, accompanied by the chief of police of Teulada-Moraira, and his partner. The town hall publicly congratulated Llobell and thanked him for his hard work and commitment to public safety.

Banking on support in Calpe A social funding scheme by La Caixa bank has awarded a grant of €4,800 to Calpe town hall which will be used towards family support and subsidising a respite unit for people with Alzheimer's. The respite unit is a comprehensive care service

which serves people diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia, and among its objectives wishes to improve levels of self-sufficiency and promote an active lifestyle, as well as help families to reconcile their work and personal life. The mayoress of Calpe,

Ana Sala, thanked María José Arabí, director of la Caixa in Calpe, for the granting of the subsidy as “it will allow people suffering from this disease and their families to benefit from better care and a better service through the support unit”.

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Benidorm flower offering The Benidorm Fiestas began last Saturday with what for many is the most symbolic

rituals of the event – the flower offering. A procession took place

from Parc d’Elx (Dove Park) up to the San Jaime church in the evening, with the mayor, councillors, heads of police, penyas and numerous associations, accompanied by bands and all carrying flowers. These were handed over outside the front of the church and placed around the facade into a grid frame that had been specially erected for the occasion. The entire process took nearly four hours to complete using several hundred bouquets to fill and usually remains on display for a couple of weeks.

Mugging suspect detained

Knifeman detained

A suspected mugger was arrested last week in Los Alcázares following a violent robbery near Costa Narejos hotel, the local police informed. According to the local police, the mugger had stolen a bag off a lady when she was getting in her car and he attempted to steal another bag a few minutes later. The victim said he had stolen her

A youth suspected of carrying a violent street robbery has been arrested in Torre Pacheco by the Guardia Civil. An elderly man had been attacked with a knife on the street in the town. According to the Guardia Civil, the mugger grabbed the victim from behind, stabbed him in his shoulder and ordered him to give him all valuables and cash he had. The attacker stabbed the victim again in his chest, but was stopped by a man who had witnessed the attack and confronted the mugger. The mugger and the resident fell to the floor while they were fighting but the attacker managed to flee. However, he left his mobile phone on the floor and officers were able identify and locate him in just one hour. The resident stayed with the victim, who was bleeding although the injuries were not serious, and he phoned the Guardia Civil. The victim was taken to the local health centre, where he was treated

purse with some cash, mobile phone and other belongings. She and witnesses in the area gave a useful description to the officers. The suspect was found near the promenade and he tried to hide, but was arrested soon afterwards. He still had the bag containing the victim’s belongings.

and sent home. The Guardia Civil stressed that the resident had ‘behaved bravely’ and had saved the elderly man from being seriously injured. The 21-year-old suspect has been remanded in custody by a San Javier judge.

Do more for the mines Acting minister for culture and sport José Guirao has urged the Murcia regional government to speed up the protection procedure for La Unión mining mountains. Sr Guirao noted that once the site has been awarded cultural interest status, funds can be released by the national government to restore the abandoned mining sites and buildings. He pointed out that the area has

great mining heritage which could attract tourists and boost the economy in the area. “La Unión could be promoted and known for its Flamenco mining songs (Cante de las Minas) and for its mining cultural heritage,” he said. Sr Guirao highlighted that La Unión and the mining mountains stand close to Cartagena, which is one of the tourist landmarks in the region.


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Cancer research, diagnosis and treatment

Poppy appeal boost for Benidorm

Dénia Hospital is hosting its first Oncology Day on Tuesday November 19 and will unveil the latest information and “breakthroughs” in the battle against the disease. Cancer Care Javea supports the ECMOR Laboratory at the hospital and together with the Oncology Department, University Cardenal Herrena, and Marina Salud, hosts the public event from 16.30 to 18.00 in the Assembly Hall.

Members of Benidorm and District Branch of the Royal British Legion were delighted to be visited on Remembrance Sunday, at Ciudad Patricia by Gary Burr of Giving4Giving. Soon the members will be

The laboratory is taking part in an international research project based on genetic sequencing of different types of tumours the aim is to select less harmful individual treatment based on the genetic results of patients. And the research at Denia has focussed on colon, breast and gynaecological cancers and the Oncology Day is an opportunity to update interested parties as well as patients

and their families. Cancer Care said it was an event covering “the latest breakthroughs in cancer, its treatment and research”, an opportunity to find put more and ask questions of Head of Oncology, Dr Joan Gasent. “It is the first opportunity to work in collaboration with the hospital on updating the public on diagnosis, treatment and investigation of patients diagnosed wit these forms of cancers.”

gathering in the collecting boxes from all those who support us and after Counting Day announces the branch total, we will be adding no less than €1000 from Gary and may well be able to announce a record amount.

Gary Burr (c) with Branch Committee members

CB Walkers on the Sierra Helada

Press Release

Eye Check Can Help Detect Diabetes

Specsavers Ópticas is backing a global campaign to highlight the risk of diabetes and its links to vision loss and other conditions. Ahead of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, the Specsavers Ópticas stores are encouraging customers to learn if they are at risk of type two diabetes through a free online assessment by the International Diabetes Federation. They are also highlighting the importance of eye tests in helping to detect the condition. According to the federation, out of the 425 million adults suffering from diabetes worldwide, one in three have diabetic retinopathy and one in 10 will develop a vision threatening form of the disease. As there are 3.5 million people with diabetes in Spain, 350,000 people could be at risk of losing their vision due to diabetes. However, by catching it early and managing it well, you can largely prevent vision loss from diabetes. Throughout November, the Specsavers Ópticas stores will be answering questions about diabetes and offering expert advice. Lisa James from Specsavers Ópticas in Torrevieja, Guardamar and La Zenia explains, “Diabetic retinopathy is a condition which affects some diabetics after a number of years, depending on how well their blood sugar levels are controlled. There are two types, 'non-proliferative', which usually causes no symptoms and isn’t sight threatening, and 'proliferative' retinopathy. With 'proliferative' retinopathy, new blood vessels form in the eye. These vessels are extremely weak and also in the wrong place; as a result, the vessels can break and leak blood. This causes both scar tissue to develop and the fluid in the eye to become cloudy. Occasionally, retinal detachment can occur too. It is important for diabetics to have their eyes tested every one to two years, because the early stages of retinopathy might not result in any symptoms, but an optometrist can detect any changes so that treatment can be given as soon as the problem arises. Occasionally symptoms may occur before the problem has been detected, such as blurred vision and vision loss, usually in both eyes but sometimes affecting one eye more than the other. If you spot any of these signs, please visit an optometrist for a complete eye examination as soon as possible.” Specsavers Ópticas are offering free eye tests and eye health information for diabetes sufferers and those at risk of developing it in store throughout November. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest store and book an eye test. For more information about diabetes and eye health visit www.idf.org/ eyehealth. Visit www.worlddiabetesday.org to do the assessment.

On Saturday the CB Walkers climbed the Sierra Helada, the ridge of high land between Albir and Benidorm, which gained its name from the white limestone sea cliffs looking like ice to sailors. From a distance it looks easy, a gently undulating upland for an enjoyable stroll. But appearances are deceptive for the six summits are separated by deep, steep sided ravines making the traverse a challenging series of ups and downs ! The reward is in the first class views, of high sea cliffs, the skyscrapers of Benidorm at your feet and Calpe rock in the distance and the walk was much enjoyed by a small, fit group.

If you enjoy a challenging route you are welcome to join us on Saturdays; if an easier walk suits you better then please come on a Wednesday. We are a small, friendly, multi-national English speaking group who make new people welcome. You will find details of all our walks on our website www. costablancawalks.weebly.com Also on the website are 180 sketchmaps of routes for those who prefer independent walking. Hope to see you soon, Geoff Parsons. See the CBNews on Friday for more photos.

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CBMW in Gualdalest The Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers enjoyed a lovely warm and clear November day in the Font d’Aixa valley and Castle d’Aixa ridge, having lunch at the top with stunning views all around. Other walks on the day included Guadalest reservoir, East Cocoll - Val de Almadich and Barranco de Inferno. We are so lucky to have

such a great assortment of walks on one day. The group continues to flourish and enjoy walking in the mountains. Full details of all the seasons walks are available on the Autumn Programme which can be accessed via the website at www.cbmwalkers.org The excellent website also includes information on other walks in Spain.

Back in the swing again! Torrevieja U3A is back into the swing of things after the summer break. Unfortunately our first monthly meeting, which was due to be held on October 28, had to be cancelled due to another event being held in the CMO building over that same weekend. Therefore our first official monthly meeting will now be held there on November 24 at 11am and it will welcome members old and new. Despite that little setback, several events have taken place since our restart, amongst which was a visit by a full coachload of members to the Titanic Ex-

hibition in Alicante on November 5. We thought there might be a problem with that trip as well, as there was a broken down coach about 150 metres from the CMO, but luckily, it was not ours! The day went very well and everyone seemed to be impressed and suitably saddened at the display which was very moving and informative. A very nice day out, enjoyed by all. Other Group activities are on the increase following the groups fair in September with social bridge, golf and crime novel book reading being additions bringing the

group activities available to members to over 40. The social scene is also busy with city day trips, cream teas, medieval markets and plenty more in the near future. If you have any ideas of your own for a new group and are interested in running one, we are always on the lookout for more groups to offer our membership. Or perhaps you can run a twin to an existing group, as there are several which have a full complement of members. Check out the website Torreviejau3a.org for more details.

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SAMM members help schools The money raised by SAMM members through their line dance routine at the Caldero

Day fiesta in Los Alcazares was always going to be used to help the children affected

by the recent, terrible gota fría. To benefit as many children as possible it was decided to spread the spending between four schools. SAMM arranged for books to be sent to Instituto De Educación Secundaria Antonio Menarguez Costa, painting and drawing materials to be sent to CIEP Bienvenido Conejero Requiel, an amplifier system was delivered to CIEP Petra Sanchez Rollan and sports equipment to CIEP Al Kazar. These donations cost €800 in total.

The response from the schools was phenomenal, particularly, Al Kazar, as they had lost all of their sports equipment in the floods. The photographs show

the amplifier system with SAMM members and school staff (left) and below are SAMM members with some of the children from Al Kazar school.

Busy, busy Crazy Ladies

Lions concert success

The charity event show at Benidorm Palace in October was a variety show starring the New Jersey Boys, Marcus Collins from X Factor, Nikki G, Stevie Spit, Razor Heels, Footwork Dance, Fusion and many more, with all the proceeds going to The Royal British Legion and APANEE Torrevieja. The next show for the Crazy Ladies is on December 5 for a German charity and they have also been asked to dance with the Rojales Pantomime group who are putting on Treasure Island in January.

Neil Diamond and Frank Sinatra tribute concert A full house enjoyed Teulada Moraira Lions Club’s latest concert at Espai la Senieta in Moraira last week. The concert, a tribute to Neil Diamond and Frank Sinatra, was performed to a wildly appreciative audience by talented artists from Benidorm, JJ Jones and Stuart Muir. For further information about the Teulada Moraira Lions Club and our forth-

coming events and fundraising activities, please go to our website www.tmlions.com, or our Facebook page which can be found at https:// www.facebook.com/ TMLIONS25/. New members are very welcome, so please contact us through the website for further information if you are interested in joining Teulada Moraira Lions Club. See CBNews this Friday to see more from the event.

Rusty the rescued dog with leishmania gets five star treatment For many years the Pets In Spain animal charity has been rescuing lost and abandoned pets. A committed team of volunteers they continue to have great success in rescuing and rehabilitating animals and finding the right permanent new home for them. Rusty is one, he was rescued on May 14 this year and was found to have leishmaniasis, a disease spread

by a type of sand fly. He was picked up by one of the Pets In Spain charity volunteers after being seen exhausted and dodging cars on Avenida Londres, the main road running through La Marina urbanisation, in San Fulegencio. He didn’t know it but this was a very lucky day for Rusty as many of the charity’s volunteers collaborated over the next six months to provide him with the very best home, the charity also provided him with the best available veterinary attention. Leishmaniasis in a dog can be stabilised with a specific veterinary treatment regimen and after this usually the dog requires just one or two Alopurinol tablets a day, cost less than €4 for 100 of these tablets from chenists. Now to the best news. Rusty has been adopted. This group photo shows Pets In Spain charity volunteers all of

whom collaborated over the past 6 months to ensure that Rusty recovered under the best possible circumstances. Included in this photo are three of Rusty’s foster carers. They all came together a few days ago to celebrate Rusty’s official adoption by Karen and her family, who is seen here seated with Rusty on her lap. The charity does not receive any grants or funds from local or regional authorities and do-

nations are much needed to pay for veterinary fees and can be by PayPal to info@petsinspain.com or at the charity shop, or via bank transfer from the donations page on our website: www.petsinspain.com A video of Rusty taken on the day of his rescue can be seen at: https://www.youtube. com/user/PetsinSpain Christmas Fayre Pets in Spain would like to in-

vite you all to their Christmas Fayre on Saturday, November 30, 11am till 2pm. This will be held at their Charity Shop located in between Hogs Head and Chief O’Neil’s, Calle Francisco de Quevedo, La Marina Urb. They will have lots of stalls to browse around to buy your Christmas goodies and usual home baked goodies. Plus EVERYTHING in both their charity shops will be HALF PRICE for 1 day only!

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Remembering in Orihuela Costa Both the Torrevieja and Hondón Valley Branches of The Royal British Legion hold their services on Armistice Day itself, November 11, while the Orihuela Costa and District Branch traditionally holds its commemoration on the closest Sunday to November 11, the same day as the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London. And so it was that, once again, almost 1,000 members of the public turned up on Sunday November 10, at the small village church of Capilla de las Mil Palmeras, as they marked their respects for the military and civilian sacrifices made during all conflicts. Pastor Keith Brown was delivering his last Remembrance

Service prior to retiring from the post of Branch President. Guests included the British Vice Consul Sara Munsterhjelm who read the first lesson. Prior to the service, the RBL standards, as well as those of many service associations, including RAFA, RNA, the RMA and, for the first time, a contingent of veterans representing the Irish Army, were led to the church by the impressive Torrevieja Pipes and Drums. There were also moving vocal performances from RBL supporter Stevie Spit and American Opera singer Valerie Lynch sang the beautiful ‘Lullaby for a Soldier’ (Arms of the Angels). The Last Post and Reveille were played by Derk Hayes of the RBL Band while

Piper Alan Shand played the lament, The Dark Island. The RBL Band in Spain also provided the musical accompaniment to the hymns, led by their Musical Director David Last. Ten year old Angelina and her eight year old sister Leticia, carried the peace candle to the altar, after which they recited the Children’s citation for peace in both English and Spanish. The service was concluded with the National Anthems of Spain and the United Kingdom after which the ceremony moved out to the recently refurbished International Garden of Remembrance, wreathes were laid and poppy crosses were later added. Flanked by a large number of the general public the Pipes

and Drums then led over a hundred and fifty members of the congregation from the church to the Mil Palmeras Olympia Restaurant where members and guests enjoyed a welcome drink. Gran Alacant and La Marina Branch of the Royal British

Palace of the Kingdom of Naboo” (2002). On the Tuesday some of our group opted for a boat trip on the river, a bodega trip and a visit to the Spanish horse riding school at Jerez De Frontera. We all enjoyed our experiences and compared notes during dinner. A good time was had by all; we returned to Calpe on Wednesday at 18.30. A big thank you to Kerry and Freda of the travel team and a thank you to Crista. Our next meeting is our AGM that will be for

members only (bring your membership card) but you can sign up at the membership desk before the meeting. It will take place a the Sol Ifach Hotel on Thursday, November 21. Doors open at 10am for a meeting start at 11am. Our speaker will be British Vice-Consul Sara Munsterhjelm who will bring us up to date with the latest developments in the Brexit saga and the implications for us who have chosen to live and work in Spain. Mary Anderton of the U3A Choir is presenting 'A Joyful Christmas' on Monday, De-

Legion, in association with San Fulgencio town hall also held it’s annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday. For full report by Kevin Reardon and for more photos please see Costa Blanca news (south edition) this Friday.

Calpe U3A soak in Seville On Sunday, November 3 we assembled at the Esmeralda Hotel and were picked up by our driver Paco. Kerry of our travel team checked us all on board and we picked the rest of our party at 'Casa'. We arrived safely at the

Hotel Don Paco Seville and had dinner at 20.00. The food was buffet style with lots of choice. On Monday morning we had a guided tour of the city with our guide Isobel who gave us an insight into the history of the ancient city founded 28 centuries ago with influence from the Romans, Visigoths, Muslim and Christain rule from 1248. The Guadalquivir river being the only navigable river in Spain, proved very important for trade and transport. The Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 saw many new and important buildings constructed for example the 'Plaza de España' built in the palladian style. Star Wars President Verity and Christa take a carriage ride buffs will recognise “The

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cember 9 with doors open at 7pm for a start time of 7.30 pm in the Salo Blau, Casa De Cultura, Calpe. Tickets are €6 and all proceeds will go to Red Cross Calpe. Tickets can be bought from any choir member and at the AGM meeting. Also Margarets card shop Miro. To find out more please see www.u3a.org or you can also email membership@ u3acalpe.org or travel@u3a calpe.org or groupscoordi nator@u3acalpe. org For the full report and more photos see Costa Blanca News this Friday.


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Moftag Christmas Fayre – outstanding success

On Saturday, November 9 Christmas came a little early at the Pub Delfin in Calpe. MOFTAG (Mighty Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow) members were busy bees setting up their lovely stalls of homemade cakes, marmalades and chutneys, dazzling bric-a-brac, a Christmas stall, handmade cards, beautiful quilted and patchwork items interesting games and the infamous raffle. In addition to their loyal supporters, there were lots of new visitors and a lovely jovial atmosphere was enjoyed by all.

A record amount of €2,222 was raised which Moftag allocate to various charities in Calpe, namely Gargasindi School, Maite Boronat, Food Bank of Calpe and the Red Cross. Moftag would like to thank everyone who came along on Saturday and made this such a successful event. If you would like to be a part of their social club please contact the President Jenny Godfrey at 639 139 518. New members always welcome!

Careline's The Ladykillers: an evergreen Ealing comedy

Mrs Wilberforce meets The Boys

Stripped down to basics and played for laughs, the stage version of the 1955 hit film The Ladykillers warmed up a cold November evening in Careline Theatre’s Alcalali home. A colourful script brings breathes life into the nostalgic era of black and white Ealing comedy; the original starred the likes of Alec Guinness, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers and a young Frankie Howard. Landlady Mrs Wilberforce a successful first outing on the Careline stage for Suki Pollard - lets rooms near Kings Cross to the silver-tongued Professor Marcus; convinced the charming man is the head of a chamber quintet and warns of bedroom rehearsals.

However, in truth the Prof (Dennis Arthurs) is head of a motley crew of callous gangsters plotting an ingenious raid on a security van at the station, even embroiling the trusting widow in the plot. The bad guys plot under the stirring sounds of recorded classical music. The raid is a success, Mrs Wilberforce unwittingly ferries the loot - a whopping £200,000 ‘fortune’ - back to her home. Disaster strikes for the villains as they depart with the case stuffed with cash and spill notes across the floor and the pensioner at last sees the light. The gang - Ian Bennett, Neil Carter, Richard Herriott

and Ashley Anderson - and the mastermind professor all fall out over who will kill the old lady to keep her quiet...and variously kill each other, Marcus falling onto railway tracks as he tries to exit a window. Mrs Wilberforce is well known to local police for her fanciful stories of Nazi spies and wrongdoing in the streets and the Peelers believe she is crying wolf with the story of a crime that has left the boys in blue baffled - and instruct her to keep the money, ensuring a happy ending. See the full review and more photos by Jack Troughton in Costa Blanca News this Friday.

The English Choir in harmony

The English Choir are back from their well earned summer break and are into rehearsals for this year’s autumn concert. They are delighted and excited to be presenting a joint concert with the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir entitled ‘Friends in Harmony’. The two choirs have put together, what can only be described as a spectacular programme with something to delight everybody taste. As the title suggests, much

emphasis is placed on friendship, love and marriage with the choirs taking to the stage and performing together and separately, it promises to be a very diverse programme ranging from a beautiful number from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” to the ‘Beatles’ (tongue in cheek) “With a Little Help from my Friends”/”All you Need is Love”. Also sprinkled in are a few numbers made famous by Andrew Lloyd ‘Abba’,

Webber, Bacharach and many more for you to enjoy. Tickets costing 12€ are available by emailing: http:www.costablancamale voicechoir.com This is a new method of ticket distribution which is new to the English Choir but rest assured, it is simple to achieve and tickets can be paid for by debit or credit cards. On December 6 there will be a Carol Concert in the Moraira Church at 7pm.

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Five things to consider if you're thinking of relocating for work By Vicky Shaw, P.A. From hidden costs to settling into a new community, there's lots to think about, says Vicky Shaw. Would you up sticks and move away from your area if you were offered better career prospects or a bigger salary? The dilemma of whether to relocate for work or stay put can be tricky to answer - particularly for those who already have strong ties with their local community. Among employees who have never relocated, 59% of men and 65% of women say the desire to stay near family is the primary reason they've stayed put, according to a new survey by jobs website Indeed.co.uk. On the one hand, there may be the chance of new opportunities opening up, the chance of a pay-boost and better living standards. But on the other, families also need to weigh up how other members of the household may settle into a new life - and how this may also have an impact on

the household budget. Here are some factors you may want to consider when weighing up whether it's worth relocating for work or not... 1. Can you afford the moving costs? If you plan to buy a new home, there are expenses to consider There are also estate agent and legal fees to consider, as well as the cost of a removal firm. And if you're renting, you may need to consider pulling together a bigger deposit. 2. Can you afford the house prices or rents in the area you are thinking of moving to? You may be getting a pay rise if you relocate, but consider whether this will be swallowed up by a higher mortgage or rental bill every month. If you're moving to a bigger town or city, the housing costs may be higher if there is stronger demand for properties in these areas.

It may be possible to find cheaper accommodation by finding somewhere to live slightly further afield, but in popular commuting towns property prices may also be high, and the cost of your journey into work could also be higher. 3. What about schools and childcare costs? Childcare costs can vary hugely depending on where you live. And if you're currently close to grandparents who are currently helping out with unpaid childcare, the expenses could increase quite dramatically by moving far away. If you or your partner will be getting a bigger salary by moving, the extra childcare costs may be balanced out. Also bear in mind that house prices in locations near popular and highlyrated schools can often be significantly higher than those in their surrounding areas.

4. Will your employer provide you with a relocation package? Whether it's your existing employer who is asking you to relocate, or you're considering going to a new company, you may be able to negotiate a relocation package, particularly if the firm thinks it may help sway your decision in favour of moving. Ask the company's HR department whether they can help with expenses such as moving costs, transport and any temporary accommodation you may need. 5. Is working remotely an option? New technology means it's easier for many people to work from home at least some of the time now, although this will very much depend on what your job involves. It may also be possible to

stay living where you are but have a longer commute to work. Three-fifths (60%) of men and 59% of women say they are willing to travel for 30-60 minutes to work, if it meant they could avoid relocating. But when it came to longer journey times, men were around a third more likely than women to say they would commute for 60120 minutes in order to avoid relocating.

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Where are the baddies? December sees the world première of Phil Mansell’s latest play Look Out – He’s got a Gun! If you enjoyed Jávea Players’ summer show last year – Poor Yorick, also penned by Phil – you’re sure to be entertained by this fastpaced performance, too. Written as a spoof, based on the old radio series from the 50s and 60s, Phil was fascinated by the Paul Temple series in particular. Paul had no training as a policeman, but wrote detective novels which helped him to work out the clues. The lead couple this time is also asked to aid the baffled

Scotland Yard with their enquiries. The action takes them to the seedy Cockatoo Night Club on the trail of white slave traders who are kidnapping girls. Whilst following the clues they encounter, amongst others, a deranged inventor and a sexy Spanish singer and the Dexters have to use their wits to avoid capture themselves or being shot. The show runs from December 2-7 at 20.00 in the Jávea Players’ Studio Theatre. Tickets are €10. Please see website for booking details: www.javeaplayers.com.

Teulada – Moraira Lions present 'What a Cracker VII' The Teulada – Moraira Lions are once again proud to present their Christmas extravaganza on December the 1 in Espai La Senieta, Moraira. 'What a Cracker VII' promises to be a very special festive show and in this, the Lions 25th celebratory year, we have pulled out all the stops! We are very pleased to have as our headlining attraction The Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir, and are very much looking forward to presenting this fabulous choir once again. To get the show started we have the Lady Elizabeth school choir followed by a special performance by a local young lady, Florrie, who will no doubt enchant everyone. We also have the fabulous voices of Barry Peters, Julia Bless and a very special surprise guest. There will be all

your favourite Christmas songs and Carols, all manner of festive goodies, a bar and raffle, plus special treats for the little ones. Lots of festive fun to start off the holiday season! Tickets are priced at only €5. There may even be an ap-

pearance by a certain rather corpulent gentleman! To book your tickets for this great start to the festive season call 966 498 493 or email: tmlions.concerts@gmail.com For information on all our events and the TM Lions club go to www.tmlions.com

Let There Be Music in La Fustera Self-made millionaire Sir Magnus Wolfe (Gary Johnson) chats on the phone while canoodling with his secretary Gloria (Lindsay Johnson

Todos Juntos on Friday Charity Todos Juntos Javea isare hosting a party this Friday November 15 to raise to funds for its community work in the Marina Alta town. ‘Friday Night in Black & White’ is being staged at Javea Golf Club and the dinner dance starts at 19.00. Tickets are €35, including a three course meal with wine, and music from the Working Party Band. For bookings please send an email to todosjuntosjavea @gmail.com.

After their successful debut concerts last year, the harmony group Adagio have put together a programme for 2019 called 'Let There Be Music'. The next performance will be at the Ermita San Josep in La Fustera this Saturday,November 16 at 7.30pm. Adagio enjoy putting their own spin on well-known songs so this evening promises to be full of good music and a few laughs. Not afraid to shy away from a challenge, they will be tackling some classical music along with pop classics, musical theatre and some humorous numbers. Proceeds from the event will be used in the local community to further the work of the Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy (the Church of England in Spain).

Spiritualist Centre, Benijofar 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, November 17 will be taken by Phil Griggs. The Evening of Mediumship on November 19 will be taken by Corina Talbot at 7 pm. The Divine Service with Mediumship on Sunday,

November 24 will be taken by Anna-Marie Blythe at 11.30am. For further details: www. spiritualistcentre-benijofar. com or call 626 602 904. Email is phoenixchurch23@ gmail.com or info@spiritualist centre-benijofar.com Fiscal ID: G54713789

Tickets are just €12. Call 638 734 285 or email at x19x02x98x@yahoo.co.uk . The Ermita, which has plenty of parking space, is situated on the coast road between Calpe and Moraira

and directions can be obtained from the telephone number above. Watch out for details about their next show 'An Adagio Christmas' to be performed in December.

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Back by popular demand – Christmas entertainment from Marcia’s Dance Centre Following their spooktastic performances at the Calpe Moors and Christians and the Pink March cancer event, Marcia’s Dance Centre and Stage School are back in the studio rehearsing for their own production 'Santa’s List – A Christmas Twist'. Founder, Marcia, started in Calpe more than 40 years ago and the school is now managed by her daughter Phaedra. Their charity shows have always been well attended

and have received warm praise. The Christmas themed shows tend to be the most popular and this will be the first for three years, the school having covered other topical themes, such as The Oscars, over the last couple of years. The show will be presented at The Casa de Cultura on Friday, November 29 at 8pm. Tickets cost €10 for adults and €5 for children under 14.

All proceeds will go to the Calpe and Benissa Lions Club to be distributed to local causes. The audience will be entertained with song and dance routines from students of all ages and abilities. Dance styles from ballet to burlesque, funky to flamenco and tap to musical theatre will be performed alongside appearances from The Phoenix Oscars Drama Club, The Costa Blanca Flamingos Cheer Leading Squad, and

Production, alongside other Costa Blanca based dance schools. For more information please contact Marcia’s Dance Centre on 607 290 896 or 96 583 0980 or find us on Facebook.

Akira shows off fashion

Big Jacks jam sessions Big Jack, the last man standing with a crazy liveshow on piano, plays each Wednesday from 8pm in Restaurant La Plaça at Plaça del Castell 1, in Els Poblets. The evening includes a variety of music includes Blues and Rock ‘n Roll.

other friends of the school. In the interim the younger students will be gracing the big stage at Benidorm Palace on Sunday, November 24. For the third year in a row they will be participating in A Time to Shine, a Spotlight

Every Wednesday there is Happy Hour with Big Jack and guests musicians welcome. Call 619 144 312 for more info. A nice, small restaurant, with a fantastic cook. All prices for menu and drinks are reduced.

November 20 at at 2pm in Salones Canor Teulada, There will be a cava reception with finger buffet, a raffle bar and boutiques. Booking essential. Tickets are an €18 donation. Please call Debby on 665 127 627 or email debbysa999 @gmail.com

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22, 23 and 24 of November 2019 FIRAUTO.........Motor show EXPOCAR...Second hand car show SOBRE2RUEDAS...Motor cycle show

The 45th edition of FIRAUTO Motor show, the 31st edition of EXPOCAR Used auto show & the 13th edition of SOBRE2RUEDAS Motorcycle show, come together for a fabulous 3-day event in Alicante. IFA will be the biggest showcase of new and used vehicles in the Alicante Province over 3 fun-packed days. FIRAUTO offers visitors the latest trends on the car scene and the chance to checkout fabulous new vehicles. Meanwhile, in EXPOCAR you have the chance to grab a bargain – you will find vehicles on offer, ex-showroom models and second-hand cars. There’s something for everyone and every budget at this three-in-one exhibition, you will be amazed at the unbeatable prices! And you will find everything you need for driving under one roof... car and motorbike accessories, finance, insurance, etc. Make the most of your time at the motor show. The APPLUS ITV mobile garage will be there, which means you can have your car serviced for its ITV while you wander around. Entrance tickets cost just 8€, pensioners & youth card holders 6€, get your discount voucher on our website or purchase an advance tickets online for 5€. See www.feria-alicante.com IFA Alicante Exhibition Hall, will open from 10.30am till 9pm on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th November. Facebook page: www.facebook.com/firautoexpocar

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Fuchsia Dunlop's noodle recipe By Ella Walker, PA Cold buckwheat noodles This dish makes a quick, fabulous vegetarian snack. "Both sweet and bitter (or tartary) varieties of buckwheat are grown in Aba Prefecture and other dry, mountainous parts of Sichuan. Bitter buckwheat, which is thought to help regulate blood sugar and is therefore recommended for diabetics, has become fashionable in recent years in the form of a herbal tea that has a satisfying, roasty taste," explains food writer Fuchsia Dunlop. "Buckwheat is also used to make noodles, which are a particular speciality of Chongzhou,

just west of Chengdu. Buckwheat flour made from the ground seeds is worked with water and a little lime solution into a soft dough, which is squeezed through holes in a wooden press so the noodles fall directly into a wokful of boiling water. The boiled noodles, quickly rinsed in cold water, can be eaten hot with a spoonful of red-braised beef stew, or cold with sour and spicy seasonings, as in the following recipe, which is inspired by the one served at a specialist buckwheat noodle restaurant in Chengdu, Granny Wang's. "Dried buckwheat noodles can be fragile and prone to disintegration, while those made

from a mixture of buckwheat and wheat tend to hold their shape better - use whichever you prefer. Do regard this recipe as a template for experimentation: try adding crushed garlic, sesame oil, deep-fried soy beans, roasted or fried peanuts, or chopped coriander, for example." Ingredients: (Serves 2) 200g dried buckwheat or buckwheat-and-wheat noodles 2 small handfuls of finely chopped celery (1-2 celery sticks) 4tbsp thinly sliced spring onion greens 0.5tsp toasted sesame seeds

For the seasonings: 0.25tsp salt 4tsp light soy sauce 2tbsp Chinkiang vinegar 0.5tsp caster sugar 2tbsp chilli oil, plus 1 tbsp sediment 0.25-0.5tsp ground roasted Sichuan pepper (optional) Method: 1. Boil the noodles to your liking. 2. Divide all the seasonings between two bowls. 3. When the noodles are ready, tip them into a colander and quickly rinse under the cold tap, then drain well.

4. Divide the noodles between the bowls and mix well. 5. Scatter over the remaining ingredients and serve. The Food of Sichuan by Fuchsia Dunlop is published by Bloomsbury. Photography Yuki Sugiura. Available now.

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Recipe supplied by the Oasis Bar Bistro, Benijófar

Faggots with Onion Gravy Chips or mash? Mushy or marrowfat? We all have a favourite. It’s a no-brainer really! Try our version of this classic dish: available to pre-order, from our new ‘Hearty Meals’ menu. Exclusively at Oasis Benijófar. Ingredients 300g pigs or lambs liver 300g sausage meat 150g breadcrumbs 2 large onions 1 tsp chopped fresh or dried sage Streaky bacon or pancetta slices 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp English mustard 1 tsp tomato puree 150ml red wine (optional) 1 litre of beef or chicken stock Salt and pepper Oil for cooking Method For the meatballs: Peel one of the onions and chop up half into chunks. Cut the liver into chunks and add to a food processor with the sausage meat, chopped onion, sage, breadcrumbs, salt and plenty of black pepper. Blitz the mixture until there are no big lumps, but not too smooth. Roll the mixture into balls and

wrap each one with a slice of bacon or pancetta. Place the faggots into an ovenproof dish and cook in a preheated oven at 180°C for 30-40 minutes. For the gravy: Slice the remaining onion and fry in a little oil until they are soft and starting to brown. Season with salt and pepper and add the flour. Stir until the onions are coated with the flour then pour in the stock. Stir well and bring to the boil. Add the mustard, red wine and tomato puree - add more water if necessary. Continue to boil until the gravy has thickened and there are no lumps of flour left. To finish Remove the faggots from the oven and pour the gravy into the dish. Before serving, return to the oven for 10-15 minutes.

A seasonal 5-course gourmet meal with drinks. Available 6 to 21 Dec on Friday & Saturday evenings (min party 4) or as a Friday Lunch party of ten or more, or as an alternative to our Traditional Sunday Lunch. €17pp

Oasis again offers you the opportunity to enjoy a hassle-free Christmas meal at home with our pre-prepared, 3-course feast including cracker, mince pie, and chocolate. 3 courses €16pp Booking is essential and a deposit or pre-payment is required for all the above meals.

New for Winter the Oasis ‘Hearty Meals’ Menu British Regional Classics; Faggots & Peas, Lancashire Hotpot, Pies & Suet Puddings, Stews & Soups. Homemade by us, and served to you as daily specials or as part of our new weekday Menú del Día.

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Happy Birthday Ella

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Your stars for next week


21 Mar - 20 Apr


21 Apr - 21 May


22 May - 21 Jun


22 June - 23 Jul

Are you looking forward to a quiet week? Well, forget that. Right from the start, Mars is set to stir things up and get passions firing. Work is likely to take second place to your personal life, but try not to upset the boss! The social scene can be fast and furious, so who will you take along for the ride? Prefer to make your discoveries alone? Again, be tactful to avoid problems later on.

A certain amount of restlessness seems to be bothering you. It brings into question parts of your life that you want to change. Those around you are puzzled by what you are saying and doing. You, also, are not quite sure where you are going with this. So, let's take a step back and decide where it is that you want to be. Finding that it is better to work with others then against them means real progress emotionally.

Recent changes have led you to think again about your future journey. This is not something to rush. Whereas you like to be spontaneous yourself, you are not so happy when others spring surprises on you. In a way, it feels as though as soon as you have the chance to think about yourself, someone comes along who thinks that they know best. Sidestep comments and plans that do not fit in with yours.

As the week starts off on a quiet note, it can take you by surprise later. With Mars around to stir folk up, the unexpected seems the norm! Taking it in your stride, as usual, you will not be impressed by pushy people! Avoid being overwhelmed by requests from others by being 'busy' yourself. You soon will be, in any case, as you are beset by temptation of a romantic kind. Keep your head!





24 July - 23 Aug

24 Aug - 23 Sep

24 Sept - 23 Oct

24 Oct - 22 Nov

In a romantic and charmed week, temptation seems to be all around you. Passions are fired in an unusual way in an unusual place. Were you looking for this or is it by chance? By the end of the week you will have your answer. A weary body does not necessarily mean a weary mind. Yours will be working overtime to find a way forward. Will you be able to combine all the things you want into one?

Your talents are varied and can be quite impressive. Are they fully appreciated though? Not only by others but also by yourself? Changes that you would like to happen need a bit more determined input from you. Don't assume that you are not good enough to go for something that is a bit out of the ordinary or that needs different qualifications. You have nothing to gain from being timid!

A bit of bad luck or bad health may have held you back recently. That can really dent your optimism and confidence. Get them back by having faith in your talents, abilities and charm. Get to grips with finances, even if it means planning way into the future. Other than that, it is a time to live in the moment and to enjoy the day-to-day. Remember the feeling of joy? When was that?

Having put everything into this moment, give yourself permission to slow down a bit and enjoy it! Some days it feels as though you are in a big bubble of happiness. Build on your most precious relationships by relaxing and helping loved ones to do the same. This week you make memories that will last and be luminous in your mind. Be in it 100%.





23 Nov - 21 Dec

In a quieter and more romantic week, you could be lulled into a false sense of security. Everything is the same as before, is it? Are you sure? When someone comes riding in with a load of horsepower, it can be a shock. Could this be real life or just a fantasy? Why not just go with the flow and see where it leads? You were looking for an adventure, weren't you?

22 Dec - 20 Jan

The urge, rather than the need, to change your image dominates. A one-track mind can often be an asset in these situations. Of course others want you to do things for them. This takes precious time. Could they help themselves more? You may be doing them a favour by helping them to be more self-reliant. Now, where were we with that image?

21 Jan - 19 Feb

Working and being determined to 'do your own thing' is fine. Fine, that is, until it becomes a problem to loved ones. That one-track mind of yours is a marvellous thing when it comes to work. It is not so good when it cuts great slices out of your social and home life. Getting a balance is now more important than ever. Why? Because a loved one really needs your input.

20 Feb - 20 Mar

Good things are happening and good people come to you. It is a time to make friends and really show what they mean to you. Don't assume that they know how much you appreciate them. Say it out loud! The busier that you become the more things and people you have to faze out. Do this gently and with tact. Do not throw money around simply to make something go away.

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Buying lingerie for your partner this Christmas?

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Article supplied by Shani Malyon of Shani’s Lingerie Many men struggle to choose the perfect underwear for their partners. From gaudy styles to the wrong size, it is all too easy to make a mistake and cause disappointment rather than joy on Christmas morning, so here’s some advice on splashing-out on lingerie for a loved one. Know your partner’s size There is a trick to finding this out, and this is not something I recommend getting wrong - and defi-

nitely do not just guess! Your best bet is to actually have a look in her lingerie drawer and make a note of the size tags on her favourite styles; make sure you note down both the back band and cup size i.e. 32C while doing any secret sleuthing, and don’t forget knickers too. Whilst you’re checking out her size, decide what style of knickers is her preference (thong, French knickers or brief) and again note down the size – us ladies prefer a set. Armed with her size, buying should be simple, right? Wrong! Next comes the minefield of the shape - but casting your mind over what she has liked over the years and seems to enjoy wearing will guide you, so again sussing out her existing lingerie is a good way to judge what she would normally go for. If she’s smaller on the bust and is happy with her size, opt for a delicate lace plunge style; if she’s after a little bit more on the bust, go for a padded plunge bra or really accentuate with an ultra-boost bra – which increases your chest by two cup sizes, Alternatively, for ladies with larger assets the DD+ size range is full of beautiful plunge and balconette options, all providing perfect fit and support. Finally, the fun part can begin - choosing colours and styles that both you and your significant other will love. To try and ensure you don’t fall at this final hurdle, really think about what your other half likes to wear in general - are they confident and glamorous, or more of a shy, laid-back type? When picking the perfect colour, consider always the type of gift you want to buy her. You can say ‘seduction’ with bold shades of red and black in luxurious satin and lace fabrics, or alternatively indulge her sweeter side with romantic colours like cream, grey and pink with feminine florals and flirty little frills. Finally, when you are deciding on the style consider once again the type of gift you want to give her; i.e., is it something for everyday wear or a little more sexy purpose? Either opt for something very wearable in subtle colours, or make a statement with bold tones and sultry lace. Here at Shani’s Lingerie, we carry almost a hundred bra styles and colours to choose from. For ladies buying for themselves we offer a free measuring and bra fitting service on site (our shop at Zoco market has changing room facilities), and we can help select attractive bras that fit right and feel comfortable. We have a large range of cup

and strap sizes in different models - many in a choice of several different colours. For those who do want a fitting you may prefer to come early, or call to make an appointment, so that we can make sure we are able give you all the time you need to ensure a comfortable fit. We also have an excellent exchange policy; just bring back the items with tags attached.

You can find many different types of underwear in my shop at Zoco market every Sunday (changing room facilities available). Check us out at www.shanislingerie.com and click on the ‘Contact Us’ page to find where we are situated. See me on Facebook at www.facebook. com/ happynewyear123 and if you need any more help, feel free to phone me on 622 280 043.

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Here’s what you really need to know about protein, according to nutrition experts By Liz Connor, P.A. How much do you really need, and is meat protein always better? Liz Connor finds out. The old saying goes that abs are made in the kitchen and it's protein, specifically, that holds a big chunk of the key to a leaner, stronger you. For years, health-conscious dieters have been following the simple rule that to tone up and shift fat, you just need to eat fewer calories. But this overlooks some major factors

- including the fact that your body needs protein to build and repair the muscle cells that are damaged during a workout. Plenty of us are now waking up to the idea that looking and feeling great isn't just about cutting down, but also means making sure we're eating enough of this vital macronutrient, with healthy and delicious meals that don't scrimp on calories. But, what actually is protein, how much should you be consuming, and will it turn you into the Incredible Hulk overnight? We called in the experts... Why exactly is protein important? Think of it like the Lego bricks of your body. "Protein is needed in every cell of the body - for growth, repair and structure," explains Ruth Tongue, nutritionist at Foga (foga.co). "Not only is it an essential building block for muscle, skin, bones, teeth, blood and cartilage but it also makes up enzymes and hormones, all of which are essential for everyday functioning." When the muscle fibres becomes damaged during exercise, they need protein to rebuild and repair. Like carbohydrates and fat, protein is a macronutrient, which means you need relatively large amounts of it in your diet to stay healthy. Protein also replaces wornout cells and transports various substances throughout the body. Good sources include eggs, fish, seafood, chicken and turkey, soya, milk and nuts and seeds. Is there a difference between plant-based and meat protein? "Yes absolutely," says Tongue, "and there are benefits to both."

James Collier, head of nutrition and co-founder at Huel (uk.huel.com), explains: "All proteins are different, in that they consist of different amino acid chains. Amino acids are the simple units that make up proteins - nine of which we have to obtain from our diets. "There are misconceptions about plant-based proteins, in that people claim that they are inferior to meat, eggs and dairy proteins, which isn't the case," assures Collier. "Although the amino acid profile of a single plant-based protein source may be inferior to an animal protein, this is easy to get around simply by combining more than one source of plant protein in a meal." For example, Collier explains that beans and rice both contain good amounts of protein and together provide an amino acid profile that's just as good as animal proteins. With a bit of planning, you can get just as much protein from a vegan diet as you can a meat-based one, but you need to do some homework and plan ahead to make sure you're getting enough. Should you supplement your workout with protein shakes? It depends what your gym goals are. "For anyone who's eating a balanced diet with protein sources at each meal, it's not at all necessary to supplement with protein shakes, unless they're really struggling to maintain weight or they're keen to increase body weight," says Tongue.

"The only people who may benefit from protein supplementation are hard-training strength athletes, but even these folk don't need anywhere near as much as is often recommended and consumed," says Collier. Plenty of boutique gyms and studios will sell protein shakes or smoothies and they can be a convenient way to increase your intake protein, which is needed to support muscle growth. However, Collier adds that protein shakes aren't superior to good protein intake from food, so it's always better to opt for the real deal if you can. "If you are opting for shakes or powders, I would recommend choosing products that have a reasonable amount of protein in them but have no added nasties or sugars," says Tongue. How much protein should the average adult consume? "This is a question of much debate," says Collier. "Both the EU and the US recommended daily intakes of protein are just 50 grams per day; this is the absolute minimum and it's a level that's relatively easy to consume." Typically, most people who consume a varied diet manage to consume more than this amount. As Collier explains though: "The problem with a simple figure is that it doesn't relate to anything in respect of protein quality; there are essential minimum intakes of each of the nine essential amino acids set by the World Health Organisation. "There are different

methods of looking at the quality of protein, and the most validated ones look at the breakdown of amino acids and how readily the proteins are digested and absorbed," he adds. "Proteins with the highest scores are animalbased, mainly because individual plant-proteins tend to have lower amounts of one or more of the key amino acids. However, a combination of more than one plant-based protein source also gives a perfect score." Consuming good amounts of protein can help maintain an optimal body composition, a healthy metabolism, and good athletic performance. "As a rule of thumb, you should aim to get between 20-30% of your total energy intake from protein," says Collier. Can you eat too much protein? "Yes definitely," says Tongue. "While protein helps us to stay feeling full, we know that if we eat too much of it, without cutting back on other calories, it will be converted to fat. "In addition to this, if we're getting this protein from animal sources, in particular red meat, it could raise our risk of certain cancers, high blood pressure and heart disease," she adds. "People who have any underlying kidney conditions should also avoid excess protein, as this will increase pressure on the organ." Collier reassures though: "The level of protein that would lead to health issues in healthy individuals is huge, and would usually only be brought on by an overly-excessive calorie intake." If unsure about your nutritional needs and intake, it's always a good idea to consult with a qualified health professional.

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Flatulence - symptoms and causes Flatulence or wind is normal. There are things you can do if you pass wind a lot or it's offensive. Sometimes it can be a sign of a health condition. Flatulence is usually nothing to worry about. Everyone passes wind, some people more than others. The average is 5 to 15 times a day. What's normal is different for everyone. If you notice a change or it's affecting your life, there are things you can do. Things you can do to cut down excessive or smelly flatulence Do Eat smaller meals, more often Drink or chew food slowly Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food Drink peppermint tea Don’t Chew gum, smoke, or suck pen tops or hard sweets to avoid swallowing air

low air or eat foods that are difficult to digest. It can also sometimes be a sign of a health condition. Do not self-diagnose. See a Dr if you're worried about your excessive wind.

Wear loose-fitting dentures Eat too many foods that are difficult to digest and make you pass wind Examples of some foods and drinks that can make you windy Cabbage Broccoli Cauliflower Brussels sprouts Pulses, like beans or lentils Dried fruit, like raisins or apricots

Onions Food or drinks containing the sweetener sorbitol Fizzy drinks and beer Speak to a pharmacist about excessive or smelly wind They might be able to tell you: If you can buy something to help – for example, charcoal tablets or special underwear and pads that absorb smells See a Dr if: Self help and pharmacy treatments have not worked and flatulence is affecting your life You have a stomach ache or bloating that will not go away or comes back You keep getting constipation or diarrhoea You have lost weight without trying There's blood in your stool

Some possible causes and their symptoms: Difficulty going to the toilet - Constipation Bloating, stomach pain with diarrhoea or constipation that comes and goes - Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea and stomach pain - Coeliac disease Diarrhoea, bloating, stomach pain, feeling sick Lactose intolerance

drugs (NSAIDS), like ibuprofen Some laxatives Antifungal medicines Statins Do not stop or change your medicine without speaking to a Dr first.

Other possible causes Excessive or smelly wind can also be a side effect of some medicines, including: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Article supplied by Yvonne Evans, Co-Director Family Medical Centre, Albir. Call 96 686 5072 or email info@albirfamilymedicalcentre.com

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Facebook blues Before we get started, I would like to mention that as I sit here trying to rein in all the thoughts racing through my head, thoughts that need to be in print, I just realised that I am one day shy of celebrating the 11th Anniversary of my lifesaving heart bypass surgery. You might also be interested in knowing that the little clock on my desk says that it’s 5:33 am when it’s actually only 4:33 am. (1); I failed to move the clocks back an hour as instructed to by the politicians who have nothing better to do with their lives than mess with what Mother Nature gave us. But I’m not here today to write about time changes although I could expound on that subject all day. Neither am I here to talk about my heart operation although that was my original plan for this week; after all, you know how old people like to talk about their illnesses. I set the heart operation idea aside because I have another story to tell you about social media and technology in general. I don’t know how many of you, if any, are reading this are Facebook (FB) users but I am and have been, curiously enough , since my daughter introduced me to social media while I was recovering from the aforementioned surgical procedure. As a matter of fact, I’m ashamed to admit it but I’m addicted to it, wasting countless hours scrolling through advertisements and other useless minutiae. So, on Halloween afternoon, I was sitting in our little home office scrolling away and learned the following: A girl I went to High School with is having dinner with her husband and friends in a well known restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, ‘Cabo’ for those in the know. Her little designer dog went to a Halloween party wearing a tarantula costume made especially for small designer dogs. Interesting, both she –the girl I knew and the dog – have done well in life. An ad lets me know that Subaru has introduced a 3-row SUV. 3 rows are very popular nowadays what with car seats and soccer moms. Our generation had 3 rows also, only we called them station wagons. There are at least three FB friends who are certain that Jeffery Epstein did not commit suicide and there is at least one FB friend who wants to argue with them about it. An ad from Amazon wants me to buy a country cooking cookbook authored by Edna Lewis, the Grande Dame of southern cooking. Why Southern cooking? But wait. The company also wants me to buy three other Southern Cooking cookbooks as well. Why? What’s this sudden obsession about southern cooking? Then I remembered; I searched Google earlier that day for a Paula Deen meatloaf recipe. That’s why; Google assumed I like Southern Cooking and let Amazon know this. Scary. Numerous posts of children in Halloween costumes were interspersed with accounts of extraordinary children doing extraordinary things leaves me wishing we had FB when our children were young. We had to make do with bumper stickers reading ‘my child made the honour roll at –insert school name here -’. An ad for Goldman-Sachs wants to know if my money was earning all that it should. What money? Do they know something I don’t? A distant cousin is enjoying pizza in a

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popular restaurant in a town 100 miles from where I sat. That sounds good; I wish I could be there but if it’s any consolation, I learned that Jesus loves me and I need to share that thought. A casual friend has checked into an exclusive restaurant while on vacation in Wisconsin. Boy, I wish we could do that. My musings were suddenly interrupted by a ding from my Ipad; FB Messenger has a message for me; I immediately hit the Messenger Icon and learned from a friend in Florida that someone had hacked my Messenger account and was sending messages in my name wanting people to accept a boatload of money on my recommendation. All that needed to be done was sending a handling fee. Why do these hackers still do that? Don’t they realise that everyone knows about these scams? Sadly, I was about to learn; everyone does not. Later that evening, I was scrolling through FB when the phone rang, the display showed a number that I did not recognise so I didn’t answer it. A little later, I was in bed and I heard the familiar Messenger ‘ding’. A message from a distant cousin in California; a person I haven’t seen in years: ‘Gordon, I’m nervous.” It read. “Is this for real? Have you cashed your cheque yet? Can you call me?’. A phone number followed, the same number that I had ignored earlier. Cheque? What cheque?? I called her right away. “I hope this is genuine.” She said. “That 50 thousand dollars is a gift from heaven but I’m not sure about sending them Amazon gift cards to pay the handling fee. Why would they want gift cards?” (2) “It’s not genuine.” I told her. “It’s a scam.” A sharp gasp and a long sigh was her answer. We talked for a while before she hung up still in distress but a little wiser, I hoped. I went back to my scrolling and learned that another FB friend was making food, getting ready for tailgating at the big game coming up... HOLD IT JUST A MINUTE!!. I’m just sitting here aimlessly reading about the wonderful lives my FB friends are living; meanwhile, there are hordes of evil people out there willing to use us, our social media presence and/ or our telephones to steal money and other valuables from folks without regard to the hurt and damage they are doing. What am I doing? Is interacting with social media the best I can do with the extra time I was granted by that operation 11 years ago? Surely to God there is something better I can do with my life. There is, isn’t there? G2 Notes: 1: Why am I up at 4:30 in the morning? Read on. 2: I actually know several folks, including me, who have been in similar financial straits; folks who were not pro-active in deciding what to do with their lives. A lot in life was handed to them and either circumstances dictated that they had to live with it or, lacking initiative, were content to make the best of the cards they had been dealt. I was one of the latter until, thank God, I met Susie, a lady whose resourcefulness – and other attributes – rubbed off on me.

On the box The X Factor: Celebrity (ITV, 8.20pm) Saturday, 16/11/2019 Some viewers were initially cynical about the idea of a celebrity take on the singing contest, especially those who could remember the previous attempt, X Factor: Battle of the Stars, from 2006. So, has the show changed their minds? The ratings are still lagging behind those of its big Saturday night rival, Strictly Come Dancing, but at least X Factor: Celebrity has got people talking, especially on social media. Fans have been sharing on their opinions on everything from Chaser Jenny Ryan's voice to Olivia Olson's departure and Nicole Scherzinger being so impressed by Try Star's version of Swing Low Sweet Chariot she awarded them her 'safe seat' instead of one of her own acts. So, what will be the main talking (or Tweeting) points from tonight's live show?

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (ITV, 9pm) Sunday, 17/11/2019 Everyone from former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow to Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle has been rumoured to be taking part in this year's series, while presenters Ant and Dec have suggested that their dream signing would be Richard Madeley. But now we're about to get our first good look at the class of 2019 as they arrive in the jungle. After all these years, the British celebs should have a pretty good idea of what they're letting themselves in for, but the realities of roughing it in the camp (not to mention those infamous Bush Tucker Trials) can still be tougher than they imagined. And on the off chance they have been preparing by sleeping in the garden and sticking their faces into bowls full of bugs, we're promised there will be some surprises in store.

Cold Call (C5, 9pm) Monday, 18/11/2019 Showing every day until Thursday, this four-part drama is a cautionary tale starring Coronation Street veteran Sally Lindsay, who is reteamed with her Mount Pleasant co-star Daniel Ryan. Lindsay plays June Clarke, who works as a carer for her mum Sophie. Her daughter Hana has a baby on the way, so in a desperate bid to raise some cash, June sells her home, little realising that Sophie is going to be tricked into handing over the cash to a bunch of scammers. Penniless and rehomed by the council, June begins attending a support group for fraud victims, where she bumps into old school mate Des (Ryan). He's obsessed with the idea of dishing out vigilante-style justice on those behind the scam, and persuades a reluctant June to lend him a hand.

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Post Book Review Silent Victim By Caroline Reviewed by Brody Rafter This novel is about ‘grooming’. Not the personal hygiene kind of grooming, but the kind associated with sexual predators Silent Victim is a psychological thriller told from three perspectives :the victim, Emma, now an adult looking back on her teens, her husband Alex and the school teacher, Luke, who groomed Emma. The mystery of what finally happened to Luke, the perpetrator, is revealed on the first page. Emma killed him and buried him in a field behind the family home, where she and her husband now live. But that raises the question of who, now, years later, is stalking her. And now that her husband is set on selling the house – what about that body buried out at the back? You can’t just leave bodies lying around. What if the new owners want to build a gazebo or guest house out there? Or if their dog likes old bones? Caroline Mitchell, an ex-CID, specialized in dealing with sexual offences and high-risk victims of domestic abuse. Therefore, she has a lot of her own knowledge to bring to the table and writes with the authenticity that comes from years of experience. Emma appears, in the beginning, to have it all: a loving husband, a nice home, a growing business and a healthy, happy young son. Oh, and of course, a body in the backyard, as well as a stalker. So there lies the crux of the problem. But Emma also battles with low self-esteem and bulimia. So all is not as perfect as it seems. But then, is it ever? Mitchell has a knack of ending each chapter on a cliff-hanger, and I liked the three different points of view - each getting their own chapters especially, Luke’, the one who groomed and seduced her when she was sixteen. And of course, there is some contradiction in the different viewpoints of events, though at no time is Luke in denial about his grooming of Emma and others. There are possibilities you would be unlikely consider if you were only getting one side of the story, particularly Emma’s. Luke’s, of course, is the most interesting perspective . Don’t most of us like getting inside the ‘bad-guy’s’ head? Isn’t his take on things always the most intriguing? How he reasons, justifies, vilifies?


Most of the time they are quite intelligent people, these who prey on others. That makes it possible for them to get away with their little schizophrenic games often, for years. The author also cleverly uses dialogue well, enabling Emma’s sister, Theresa, to fill in some of the blanks about those teenage years, though she doesn’t get her own chapters. This book, by the way, was published by one of Amazon’s own publishers, ‘Thomas and Mercer’. So yes, it is a self-published book. My first, in fact. I’ve always thought I’d never buy a self-published book, unless, of course, it was highly recommended. So why am I reviewing one? Because it had nearly 1,400 reviews. How did she do that? Self-publishing, in my mind, is a waste of time. How do you get people to know about your book? How do you market it? And very importantly – get proper reviews? People are self-publishing when they should be honing their craft, perfecting their prose, and editing. Still, I had a look at the website and it’s pretty impressive. Some of you authors out there might want to check it out if you haven’t already. They have several different imprints for different genres. This novel is well-written, with some interesting twists, short chapters – which I like, and interesting perspectives that will make it easier to understand both sides – the perpetrator’s and the victims.. A very enjoyable read.

By giving this article to Gil, at Bookshop Europa in Calpe (Oscar Espla 2), you will receive a 5% discount on 'Silent Victim' by Caroline Mitchell. Price: €11.25. http:// www.libreria-europa-calpe.com Tel: 965 835 824 / Keep in mind that Gil can get you any book you desire that's still in print.

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Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues across 1 Cheerful society girl making a broadcast, apparently (8) 7 Stop a huge get-together (5) 8 An arresting creature (6,3) 9 See 17 Down 10 In this there's purpose (4) 11 Come to terms in North Yorkshire (6) 13 There's even confusion about what's socially acceptable in the street (6) 14 Puts out an alternative in a dazed state (6) 17 Erroneously blamed for the chaotic situation (6) 18 Break off the game (4) 20 Every Englishman's inner spirit (3) 22 A royal fellow in a South American location (9)

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23 Lots of fish in ruthless short haul (5) 24 A gripping feature of marine life (8) Down 1 Opted out of storage facility (5) 2 Bachelor blade has poise (7) 3 A pleasant French resort (4) 4 In on the act? Certainly! (6) 5 Bizarre place on the Costa Blanca (5) 6 He makes any event take off with a bang (7) 7 Upset when it's in an entrance (7) 12 Old-timer set on a pedestal (7) 13 Talk to an audience on where one lives (7) 15 Alter caption for a Michigan city (7) 16 Report on the French jewellery (6) 17/9 Not feeling too good, but playing well, apparently (5,3) 19 Flat surface and the means to achieve it (5) 21 Insect in danger of changing nature's balance (4)

Spanish-English crossword

Regular clues Across 1 Suave (8) 7 Cease (5) 8 Working canine (6,3) 9 See 17 Down 10 Marquee (4) 11 Resolve (6) 13 Boulevard (6) 14 State of unconsciousness (6) 17 Mayhem (6) 18 Break (4) 20 Seed of the cereal grass (3) 22South American country (9) 23 Stretch of shallow water (5) 24 Limb (8)

Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/ English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across Down 1 Estatua (6) 1 Dulces (6) 4 Ciclo (5) 2 Gracioso (7) 8 Igual (5) 3 Fealdad (8) 9 Casita (de campo) (7) 4 Gatos (4) 10 Más delgado (7) 5 Cadena (5) 11 Rodilla (4) 6 Once (6) 12 Niebla (3) 7 Bufanda (5) 14 Huevos (4) 13 Nieto (8) 15 Costillas (4) 16 Ladrando (7) 18 Sentarse (3) 17 Deportes (6) 21 Empujar (4) 19 Esos (5) 23 Cien (7) 20 Advenimiento (6) 25 Lectores (7) 22 Sombra (5) 26 Loncha (5) 24 Cinturón (4) 27 Sábana (de cama) (5) 28 Caballero (6)

Down 1 Storehouse (5) 2 Equilibrium (7) 3 Pleasant (4) 4 Certainly (6) 5 Costa Blanca resort (5) 6 First course (7) 7 Disturb (7) 12 Timepiece (7) 13 Speak to (7) 15 City in Illinois (7) 16 Bracelet (6) 17/9 Under the weather (5,3) 19 Level surface (5) 21 Biting midge (4)

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Beautiful ELLIE is a 10wk old Bodeguero pup. She is a happy girl raised from two days old in a caring foster home. She would love to find her own home. Such a sweetie. Phone 650 304 746 or email p.e.p.a.spain@gmail.com

A.R.C. Jalón Valley THREE KITTENS – approx 4 months old. Two black and white boys, one white, ginger and black girl. All litter trained and good with people. Currently in Murla but ARC taking enquiries. ARC also has many other dogs, cats & kittens needing homes. No adoption fee although a donation is appreciated. Food and donations also urgently needed and can be left at ARC’s charity shop on Carrer Valencia 1, Jalon between 10

APAD am & 1pm Monday to Saturday. Contact Sally by email at jalonvalleyarc14@yahoo.co. uk Facebook: Jalon Valley ARC Jalon Charity Reg No: CV-01-054107-A.

AKIRA Animal Shelter Denia Cat Protection League Aldea Felina - http://www.aldeafelina.es Many loving, playful and cuddly cats are at the shelter. Like the cute little DOBBY 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 Dobby or any of our other cats, the shelter is open every Sunday 10am – 12pm or please call Luisa for an appointment 648 100 629.

ALBERT is super friendly and excellent with people, children and other dogs. He is a great match for any family. He arrived at Akira in a bad way: he is partially sighted and due to leishmaniosis, he had no fur on his back. Luckily, he was offered several weeks of foster care and this made him very happy so his progress was rapid, especially as he stayed with another dog who was a great companion for him. He is now back at the shelter waiting for his forever home. He is vaccinated and chipped and can

MIKE is a handsome, cheerful and affectionate mix breed. He was found in the streets running around alone. Mike came to APAD in a bad state; he was malnourished and had some skin problems. Now we are taking care of him and it is a pleasure to see that Mike is recovering well. Mike is a small and affectionate dog and sociable with people, also children, and he loves his cuddles. Mike is house trained and goes very well on the leash. Contact 966 427 678, email info@apadapad.org or see www.apad-apad.org.

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travel outside of Spain, if required. He is also available for foster within Spain and Akira pays all expenses for foster dogs. To learn more, please 'phone AkIra Shelter on 657 689 567 or email akirashelter@aol.com. Or why not come up to meet him and take him for a walk. We are open from 10am until 3pm. every day.

MINDY is approx 6 months, she is very affectionate and loves to be with people. She is in good health, good with other cats and is sterilised. Call: 645 469 253. www.petsinspain.com info@petsinspain.com


Benidorm Animal Shelter – SPAP

K9 Club PABLO came to the K9 Club after his owner decided he was no longer wanted. The dog is a real dog used to cuddling up on the sofa and real character. He is about 6/7 years old and is ready for adoption now. Telephone 600 845 420.

PUNCHA, female, Shelter since 05.12.201. Podenco, DOB 15.02.2014 – 54 cm Puncha is a nice, beautiful Podenca. She is very nosy and spends hours playing with her mates. he ideal new

owner should have a big garden where she could run about. Another dog with which she could play would be a bonus. Please phone APASA on 966 463 976

This is FERN. A lovely two and a half years old female. She is very friendly with people, but a bit possessive with her food so she needs to be fed in a different place if dogs around. Please call Maria Teresa on 677373396 or 96 585 62 68 or see the website at www.spapbenidorm.com.

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Painters ACCURATE | FAST | AFFORDABLE Painter offering inexpensive high quality work, painting, wallpaper hanging, damp proofing Best Quotes, Tel: 688 350 750 HILLIER’S PAINTERS & Decorators. Covering the Costa Blanca & inland, 35yrs established. www.hillierpaintersanddecorators. com Tel: 644 355 137 Facebook HillierPaintersCostaBlanca

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Animal world ACCOMPANY YOUR PET(S) whilst they are driven in comfort to any destination in Europe by an experienced animal carer/driver. Contact Denise. info@petchauffeur .eu or Tel 952 197 187 696 233 848 www.petchauffeur.eu SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Visit our website www.spa ma.org and view our new blog atwww.spama-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM!

PET TRAVEL UK Family pet transporters Spain/UK. Travel with your pets for free. Email: info@pet traveluk.co.uk website: www.pet traveluk.co.uk Removals also arranged in other vehicles. Tel UK 01209 630604 or Spain 960 130 537 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 IF THERE IS anyone looking for a puppy or a dog that is in desperate need of a new home please contact the facebook site " costa blanca dog homing" We are always in desperate need of foster homes, short and long term, and if anyone can offer this please call 965 698 052 COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom ing.com Tel 675 485 613

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

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

INTERNATIONAL SKIPPER licence, radio and radar courses, starting shortly +34 626 245 098

Caravans, Mobile homes, Motorhomes


DAISY was born on February 2018, she is a lovely, friendly German shepherd crossbreed, weights 22.4 kg. She is sterilized, walks well on the lead. SAT Kennels 966 710 047 info@satanimalrescue.com 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 HOUSE/PET SITTING .Your house or mine. References 637 160 545

FORD FIESTA TDCI 5 months ITV Moraira €1,500 Tel 609 653 236 HYUNDAI ATOS PRIME MXI Automatic Petrol yellow 1086cc 2008 59800 km recently serviced ITV until May €2,999 ono Tel 674218704 or UK 00447741073847 WANT TO DRIVE your LHD car to the UK & sell it when you get there? Call 658 670 777 or UK 07874 223 456

Nautical & accessories SMALL BOAT for sale, can be usable for waterski 626 245 098 CASH WAITING boats and jet skis brought for cash, no antiques, no rubbish call Joe on 634305 408

VESPA 300 GTS Touring 2011 4200Km ITV new tyres 2600 € Denia Tel 676 652 738

Removals & transport

THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: info@cbnews.es WEBUYYOURCAR.ES ENTER your Spanish reg to get the best value for your car OR call for your FREE quote Tel 630 961 755


MAN & VAN for hire, cheap and reliable. Jalon Valley & surrounding area. 636 100 873 or 966 480 757 CAMPING & BUNGALOWS LOS LLANOS, Denia. The best on the beach. Your paradise. Plots and bungalows at good prices. 649 455 158 www.losllanos.net

FANTASTIC 2 bed mobile home in Albatera Mobile Home Park, Alicante. Fully furnished. 200m2 plot with nice features. Can be taken off site (costs for the buyer) 22,250€ +41 793 339 968- h.wenger@hot mail.com. THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to info@cbnews.es

WWW.WAY2GOHIRE.COM One way van hire, UK-Spain-UK, Pets welcome, drivers available. See our front page ad every week in The Post. Call 965 794 682 TRANSCONE. SHIPPING - LOGISTICS - removals. Fortnighly trips. Spain - UK - Spain. All Spanish internal moves Fully insured, friendly, reliable service. From Valencia to Alicante. All area in UK covered. Tel. 603 307 962 (0044) 7925 553 625 Email: aaronrichards88@live.co.uk SPANISH MOVES, SMALL removals and deliveries. Spain/UK budget prices. Last minute jobs undertaken. Email: info@spanish moves.net. Website: www.spanish moves.net Pet Transport also arranged. Tel UK 01209 630 604 or Spain 960 130 537

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Employment ENGLISH TEACHER REQUIRED The Volunteer English Teaching Group, in conjunction with the Javea CREAMA unemployment office, have a vacancy for the very important role of a basic one English teacher, to teach English to unemployed residents. A reasonable level of Spanish and knowledge of English grammar is required. Teaching experience preferable. One morning per week, immediate start to finish at Easter 2020. Contact The Co-ordinator: Tanya Sedgwick (Tel: 605780689) SALES STAFF, customer care orientated & professional knowledge for computer/multimedia shop in Moraira. Send your CV to: ALCOMAXX (info@alcomaxx.com, 966 490 303)

Employment wanted PLAYA FLAMENCA Trainee Nurse, 32yrs, own car. English and german speaker, children and elderly care. House Chores also (per hour) 672 797 329

ELCHE OR TORREVIEJA Young fit 69 year old seeks work, will do anything. Full clean licence long distance, day/night...no problem. Also have luxury 7 seater. Security work, car sales, car delivery and labouring, all considered. Ring 684414271 or965978907

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

Health CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. Tel. 686 912 307 SANCT BERNHARD Benidorm. Offers inc. Pumpkin Seed Oil for a healthy prostrate and bladder.130 caps €7.95 or 400 caps €19.95. 965 858 663 SANCT BERNHARD Moraira. Offers inc. Green-Lipped Mussel for healthy joints. 150 caps €12.50 or buy 3+ for €11 each 966 491 573 EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE? ANXIETY? Couples‘ problems? Experienced Psychologist helps, from Torrevieja to Denia. Call or WhatsApp Mirko on 630 341 888

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

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

Adult relax BETTER THAN SEX. ENJOY our sensual and intuitive whole-body Tantra massage in Denia near Javea. You are welcome as you are. We love to touch you and meet you on a deeper level. Just relax and you will leave us with a heart full of love! Open daily. Phone/Whatsapp +34 635621993 www.oceantantramassage.com SEXY MATURE ENGLISH Blond“ 15mins Alicante Airport. Overnight stays possible. Ring Karen (0034) 662 049 021 DENIA, PRETTY VENEZUELAN escort. Sexy, erotic massage, hot, domination, games. 640292906 CINDY, EROTIC Massage, hot blonde. La Zenia. Slim, sexy, caring, sweet, elegant 607 735 745 EXOTIC CARIBBEAN in Torrevieja, tired of routine? Alexandra, prostatic, and relaxing massage, beautiful body, charming, flamboyant, La Loma St. 698 848 960 MISUKY ASIAN Qualified masseuse. An unforgettable experience. At a new address in Campoamor, opposite Cepsa 663 088 170 www.sensualspain.net TORREVIEJA SHIRLEY. Tanned beauty, 34 yrs, great figure, breasted, sweet face, discretion. Only by appointment 655 677 738

VIAGRA / SILDENAFIL - 150 mg. CIALIS / Tadalafil - 40 mg. Pack of 10 pills for 22 Euros. Free delivery in Spain. gadgetman3b53@gmail.com. LINDA 55 yr. Blonde, waits for you for relaxing moments of pleasure 711 006 752- Torrevieja THE EASIEST WAY to get classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: info@cbnews.es TRANSVESTITE DIANA New in Torrevieja. Great figure, big breasts, well endowed. By appointment 651 363 396 LUNA TORREVIEJA centre, mulata, will treat you like a girlfriend. Very complete, loves kisses, By appointment 691 128 099 SHARON NEW Young friend at Nachuli´s, caring. Turquesa StreetV643 538 246 ELEGANT SLIM sexy naughty Lady Sophie, speaks 3 languages, priv. apartm. (in/out calls), escort service in ALL AREAS!! 693 357 526 BENIDORM: SEXY NURSE, excellent body massage including happy ending. Hour 50€, Above Restaurant Tony Roma’s, Avda. del Mediterraneo 28 Tel 646 667 604 REBECA ALMORADI, long blonde hair, fair skin, 26 yrs, all services, caring, sexy 602 502 544 NEW EUROPEAN beautiful friend Nataly 27 yrs., in la Zenia house 75 - 643 097 872 CASIA CHARMING CHEEKY naughty 40yr in Denia only appointments. English & German speaking Tel. 634 057 016

ELOISA CURVY body, busty qualified masseuse, oriental technics retarding pleasure- 671 185 543 - www.sensualspain.net TORREVIEJA, VICENTE Blasco Ibañez St., nice Polish lady, busty, erotic massage, 611 251 964 VALERIA IN DÉNIA, clean and discreet, erotic massage, relaxing, sex, outings and much more, call 686 094 328 TORREVIEJA SHEMALE Yaiza 28 yrs. Very sexy, hot & horny. All services, erotic massage & more. Home & hotel outings. 24hrs 671 074 695 - www.pasion.com BLACK DOMINA, very cruel, toys, harness. Outings 667 018 650 Whatsapp. Torrevieja centre, 24 hrs - by appointment ALMORADI SAMANTHA exotic dark girl from Brazil with curly hair to her waist. All your fantasies no rush. Outings 625 596 261 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 TORREVIEJA INDEPENDENT Doroty, large natural breast, 37yrs, good brazilian body, white skin, fantastic massage, discreet 605 526 797 TORREVIEJA THAI LADYBOY, Jasmine, 30 yrs., professional erotic massage and lots of pleasure. Town centre, Morriones/La Loma St. Easy parking at the area, 24 hrs +34 634 162 388




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August 15, 2018 - No 568, www.thepost.es

Benijófar Torrevieja


Orihuela-Costa San Javier

O RIHUELA-CO STA: Fire out Your English TOURS la ngua ge newspa per at lastFALKEN La Ze n ia , o p p o sit e De u t sc h e Ba n k, www.co sta -n e ws.co m www.th e p o st.e s An estimated 50,000 people attended the traditional Castell de l´Olla firework display in Altea last Saturday night, marking the end of the San Lorenzo fiesta. La Olla beach was packed, with many arriving in the early evening to secure a good vantage point. For the first time ever, regional president Ximo Puig and regional justice councillor Gabriela Bravo came to watch this spectacular annual event, observing the 25-minute extravaganza from the comfort of the 5-star Villa Gadea hotel. The very first such display took place in 1987 and each subsequent year gets more creative, with a symphony of colours, shapes and sounds to the delight of spectators. Next year they will take place on Saturday, August 10.

After seven days of intense fire-fighting, the regional emergency service finally declared the worst forest fire in the region in six years 'extinguished' on Sunday evening. At 20.00, the Valencian fire service made the statement after the forest blaze had destroyed 3,270 hectares of forestland since last Monday in six towns (Gandía, Llutxent, Pinet, Ador, Barx and Quatretondenta). Over the seven-day hell, 2,600 people had to be evacuated and 40 homes were completely destroyed. The blaze began when a bolt of lightning struck a tree

Desolate image of Llutxent hills after the blaze

in the area. The high temperatures and strong wind saw the flames spread rapidly and firemen faced a most difficult task as the areas include several mountains with no access by road. Tanker planes and helicopters were vital in the extinction, however, little could be done at night. It was the largest forest fire in the region since September 2012, when over 5,000 hectares burnt in Chulilla (Valencia). Despite the Gandia blaze, 2018 is still the year with the lowest forest fire rate in Spain in the past decade.

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Adult relax GERMAN SEXY LADY, 47, very busty, for you in Torrevieja, just call 602 451 257 English spoken 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 KATIE ENGLISH MASSAGE Incalls and outcalls. Torrevieja and surrounding areas. Busty and Naughty Qualified masseuse 07931 714043 BENIDORM. NEW THREE beautiful young ladies from Columbia. Pretty, sexy, nice body. All services. 24 h Tel. 603 112 769 MALE/FEMALE VIAGRA, cialis, Kamagra jellies. Available mail order, viagra4you19@gmail.com, Tel: 604 385 476. JÁVEA - MORAIRA - CALPE, Massage +++ new girls !!! 661 034 261

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

Business opportunities 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 BRITISH BOOKSHOP BENIDORM Indoor market. Trading since 2002,owners now retiring.Easy to run,profitable business with short hours.Complete assistance with changeover of suppliers.All stock included.Bargain price, 25,000€ Tel 637161475.

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 PRIVATE SALE 2 BED corner ground floor, front garden, parking, Punta Prima beach side. Jayne 661 036 122

MODERN VILLA/ Finca 290/6000, Pedreguer 650,000€ 666 665 846

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€ FROM PRIVAT, VILLA with sea view in walking distance, from 300 sqm living space, from 6 bedrooms, to 500.000 € sought. From privat. EMail: info@eifel-appartementen.nl KENNELS, CATTERY, FINCA, Paddock, Stables for sale. 25000 sq meters, Good life style. Profitable, Licenced. Finestrat Area. Owners Retiring after 20 years. 875k .. 690 06 1752

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


Properties under 175.000€

Items for sale

Items wanted

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

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

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

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

Properties from 175.000€

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

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

PLAYA FLAMENCA. Well presented corner house in sunny location, 3 bed, 2 baths, WC, a/c, fireplace, utility room, conservatory, carport, com. pool,129,750€ 966 773 985 616 939 326 - www.hf-immo.com

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

Long term let HOUSE SHARE. Hard working lady is looking for someone alike to share her home in Lliber. Proof of income, own transport and references are a must.Must like animals. Please call to have a coffee/ tea and chat. Tel 686 438 541

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

Important notice:

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


C/H BOILER DUAL trade GT New €900 1000 LT tank €290 Printer Epsom €40 Tel 609 653 236

ALCOY. WELL LOOKED after apartment: 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 105m2 living area, independent kitchen, aircon, gas heating, furnished, parking & store room. Bus stop nearby. 80,000€ Private Sale 687 307 369


KITCHEN REFURB ALLOWS me to offer 18 doors and 6 Drawers (Complete), skirting etc. All door & drawer fronts are solid 19mm thick wood with white finish, complete with hinges and handles. Includes 3 upright panels to accommodate tall fridge/oven, decorative round edge coving all in nearly new condition plus extractor fan. Available in couple of weeks time Bargain at 300€ Please call John on 619 311 023 for sizes & info

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

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