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People dropping off friends and family at Alicante airport be warned that the free 15 minute drop off zone at the departure level has been re-

duced to just 10 minutes. Although there is a sign as you approach the barrier, many don’t bother to read it and will get caught out. For those overstaying there will be a charge of €0.11 for up to 30 minutes and €0.10 after 31 minutes with a maximum charge of €60 – if you happen to lose your ticket! Entry and exit is via a barrier, so there is no escaping. If you think you’ll be longer – 10 minutes goes very quick, so if you are thinking of going into the terminal then your best bet is to go into the short term carpark, which will work out far cheaper in the long run.

Countdown to Christmas...

The festive lights were turned on at the town hall square in Benidorm on Saturday night, renamed Christmas Square – officially marking the countdown to Christmas. Mayor Toni Perez, councillors and fiesta queens all at-

tended along with hundreds of spectators. A spectacular firework display set off from the town hall roof lit up the sky and the crowds were showered with confetti falling from the sky.

A number of stalls line the approach to the square and there are numerous activities for children, including fairground type rides, inflatable castles, trampolines and an ice rink, which will all remain until January 7.

Some people took advantage of the last day of sun and high temperatures on Sunday to have a dip in the sea. Our photo shows Guardamar del Segura where a beachgoer enjoyed a swim on December 1.

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La Nucía passes 2020 budget Next year’s 2020 budget has been passed in La Nucía, totalling €21.5million with an anticipated income of €21.7million, a surplus of €169,180. The highlights include €1.6million towards training courses for the unemployed, €1.7million for investment projects such as works on a second pavilion and parking at the sports stadium, resurfacing of roads, replacing street lighting with LED’s, expan-

sion of electric car charging points, new brown containers for organic waste to name a few and €400,000 towards grants and subsidies for residents. For 2020 the town hall is offering grants in 9 areas – IBI, University transport, Bressol Children’s School grant, Rubbish collection, Ecopark recycling, Water, Adult education, Day Care centre and Students of d’Estiu up to a maximum of €6,148 per household.

Licence payment is ‘illegal’, claims councillor The agreement between the Orihuela department for town planning and the official college of architects to speed up building licences in the municipality and reduce the administrative work of council officers is ‘irregular, unfair and useless’, according to the Cambiemos Orihuela party. Cambiemos councillor Carlos Bernabé (pictured) revealed that only those paying a minimum fee of €300 to the architects’ college are entitled to have their license procedure speeded up. He claimed this was illegal. Sr Bernabé stressed that by law,

all citizens must be treated equally by the administration and that the fee involved a different treatment depending on whether you could afford it. “If you cannot afford it, your application will fade away in a

drawer and that is terrible,” he said. He claimed that the ruling Partido Popular-Ciudadanos coalition had semi-privatised a public service. The councillor also revealed that a total of 77 applicants had approached the architects’ college and paid the fee since July, but none of them has had their building license yet. Sr Bernabé said he will ask the ruling coalition to cancel the agreement and provide the town planning department with the resources and staff it needs. The agreement was signed in the summer to speed up the licence process.

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The free Wi-Fi network in Callosa de Segura is being extended by the town hall to cover the indoor market, providing internet access for stallholders and shoppers. There are now six areas with access to the ‘wifi_Ayto’ network, the others being the Jardín Glorieta, Parque San Roque, Plaza Enrique Cerdán Tato, Parque José Guilabert Roselló and Plaza de España. Mayor Manuel Martínez pledged to continue working with businesses to add new Wi-Fi points in the town so people can carry out procedures. He noted that the national markets and competition committee (CNMC) restricts connection speeds to public authority networks to

256kbps, but this is doubled for access to official websites of the authorities. The market building’s an-

nexe has also been fitted with new lighting thanks to a €5,000 subsidy from the provincial government.

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Petrol stations strike on the cards The trade unions CCOO and UGT have called on a nationwide strike for petrol station workers on December 5 and 9. The strike has been scheduled the day before and after two national bank holidays – December 6 and 8. Additionally December 9 is regional bank holiday in Andalucía, Aragón, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla León, Extremadura, Madrid, La Rioja

Calpe offers an alternative break to Benidorm

and Melilla. The unions are negotiating a new collective bargain-

ing agreement, but the talks are currently still in a deadlock.

Alfaz school in Algeria A school funded by the Department of Social Welfare in Alfaz del Pi called ‘l’Alfàs del Pi and located in the Saharawi refugee camp in western Algeria was visited by Quim Samblancat, President of a local association based here that

supports the work done there. Following his trip he reported back to Marisa Cortés, Councillor for Social Welfare in Alfaz. The school has been open and operating since 2006 and currently has 13

children aged between 3 and 14 years. Nine professionals work with helping them integrate into society – some of which have injuries. Other organisations such as ONCE are also involved in such projects.

A total of 350 travel agents from the United Kingdom have been visiting Calpe this week. They are in the town on the occasion of an annual convention organised by the British company, the second largest tour operator in the country. The choice of Calpe as the venue for this congress allowed the attendees to appreciate the different tourist attractions of the town, whilst promoting it as a destination of choice. Calpe council presented the agents with its offerings, especially focused on family tourism as well as its congress, sports, cultural and gastronomic options. It was with the aim of showing the attendees that there is an alternative tourist market in the Costa Blanca

to that of Benidorm and, therefore, they could recommend it to their potential clients. “British tourists traditionally think that the Costa Blanca is equivalent to Benidorm and they are unaware that there is an alternative holiday offered by this town, associated with leisure and fun; in fact, the British who look for different tourism usually choose the Canary Islands”, said the councillor for tourism, Paco Avargues. The presentation of the tourist attractions of Calpe was carried out by a British resident who has been living in Calpe for years. She told the audience why she chose to move to the town, in addition to highlighting all Calpe has to offer from her point of view.

Market day moved Torrevieja’s popular Friday market will take place on Thursday (December 5) this week. The move has been programmed by the council due to the town’s patron saint fiestas. Councillor for markets Antonio Vidal noted that the 28th edition of the annual paella competition will take place in the market area in Parque Antonio Soria on Friday. He said that the market area will open its doors at 08.00 for the paella con-

tests and it will remain open until 19.00 for the celebration of this popular fiesta event. Friday is a bank holiday as it is the Day of the Spanish Constitution.

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Toads back in the hole A total of 15 common midwife toads have been released in the Sierra Espuña mountains. The area is a protected regional park in Murcia region. They had been collected when they were larvae in the same place where they have

been released. They were nurtured in an aquarium at the Ricardo Codorniú centre. The regional environmental authorities noted that the larvae have a very low chance of survival in the wild.

They pointed out that biologists check ponds and wells in the regional park on a regular basis so they can try to preserve the toad. It lives in inland areas of Murcia, Jaén, Granada, Malaga and Albacete.

Local facilities recognition by rescue dog trainers Jessica Gomans, Councillor for Animal Protection accepted an award on behalf of the Town Hall from the NGO Group of Canine Rescue Specialists in Disasters ‘Arcón method’ (GERCCMA) for their canine training facilities. La Nucía offers one of the few locations in the entire country for specialist training for the search and rescue of people buried alive.

This year the location will have been used on three separate occasions – January, July and November to train dogs within confined collapsed structures. Last week 15 canines were put through their paces, being taught how to search in pitch black confined spaces mimicking a collapsed building. The plaque was awarded by two members of the res-

cue specialists – José Antonio Solano, firetruck driver from Malaga and David Cabrera Jiménez, Firefighter from Granada alongside the President and Head of the Canine Unit of Group Disaster Specialist Javier Luque. The facility in La Nucía is used by both police units and firefighters from across the whole of Spain and one of the few permanent search and rescue training centres.

Composting available for residents More than 20 composting bins are ready to be distributed amongst residents of San Pedro del Pinatar by the council. This forms part of the second stage of the project to promote household recycling in the town. The council has already installed composting bins in the local recycling centre, the public allotments and the

school allotments a few months ago. The new bins have been donated by the ministry for the ecological transition and those interested can apply at the local department for the environment until December 9. The applicants must be on the municipal register (padrón) and have a garden with a minimum surface of 50 square metres.

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Call for cash machines Residents of rural districts in Almoradí are angry at the number of broken promises made by subsequent local councils, according to the opposition Ciudadanos (C’s) party. These include the lack of attention to green infrastructures and road cleaning, accessibility, public security, promotion and nearby municipal services, amongst others.

“There have been no specific proposals and no efficient nor effective solutions,” said the residents. To make matters worse, just getting some cash out of the bank requires the inconvenience and effort of a trip to Almoradí or Formentera del Segura. This can cause problems for making payments and affects trade for local businesses.

The regional government has issued a proposal with conditions to obtain subsidies for the installation and maintenance of cash machines, which C’s suggested the council should apply for when they become available. C’s spokeswoman Almudena Albentosa said there should be cash machines in all the all the more populated areas outside of the town centre.

Arson attempt at abandoned hotel Fire fighters had to go twice to deal with apparently deliberately started blazes at the abandoned Rocas Blancas hotel by the N-332 in Santa Pola last Sunday. According to the town hall, several teenagers had set light to an old mattress in the building’s elevator and then later to some

branches inside the building. The smoke was reported and seven fire fighters were sent from Elche, first at about 17.45 then they were called back two hours later. The local police were also called in and the town hall reported that the situation had been brought under control.

Cut by half Opposition councillors speaking in Orihuela’s full council meetings will have their time cut by half. The bylaw regulating the full council meeting is being changed by the ruling Partido Popular-Ciudadanos coalition, who claimed it will make it easier for the media covering the meetings. The Socialist party (PSOE)

labelled it despotic and an excuse. They suggested that improving the live video broadcast and the website would really help the media.

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Better water supply in the pipeline The water company Aguas de Calpe start this week the renovation of drinking water pipes in the Canuta de Ifach area this week. With these works, several objectives will be achieved. More than two kilometres of new pipes will be installed, leaks or breakdowns in the network will be reduced and the performance of the entire supply network will be improved to more than 85% efficiency. A total of 2,170 metres of

new pipes will be installed, specifically being 560 metres of 150 mm diameter ductile iron pipe, 1,200 metres of 110 mm diameter polyethylene pipe and 410 metres of 63 mm diameter polyethylene pipe. Sixteen links to the existing pipe network will be made. Also, seventy house connections will be renewed The estimated duration of the work is five months. The amount of the investment made amounts to €215,634.23.

Exercise and relax

Calp News

El Altet has a new callisthenics area thanks to an investment of €35,000 by Elche city hall. It is located by the sports pavilion and complements the skate park that was built there a few years ago. The area covers 200 square metres, part of which has various pieces of

exercise equipment and about half is for people to relax, with picnic tables and a large, modern pergola to provide shade This is part of €350,000 in investments being made by the council since September to improve parks and gardens around the municipality.

With this work, the quality of the service will be improved, as the continuity of the service is guaranteed by eliminating the current sections of pipe located inside private plots. In terms of pressure and flow, the supply should remain stable. The continuous process of renewal of the pipelines which Aguas de Calpe has been carrying out is fundamental to guarantee the sustainability of the supply system to Calpe.

Enjoying community spirit Residents living on the slopes of the Montgo mountain in Jávea recently turned out in force to clean the roadsides surrounding their homes. More than 120 people gave up a morning and filled bags with an assortment of rubbish from across 135 roads in the area. The day of action was organised by the APMJ residents association which represents 17 different nationalities - and allowed neighbours to meet for the first time and forge new friendships. Volunteers were split into six teams: Busy Bees; Team Montgo; Pisces; Team Dyson; The A Team; and the Montgo Musketeers. Sponsored by local businesses, the operation was centred on

Calp’s Christmas fair For the seventh consecutive year, Calp’s town hall will be holding a Christmas fair which will take place in the old town from December 6 to 8. It is an event in which local shops and associations take part, and this year will see a comeback of cra stalls. In addition, the fair will also have Christmas environments recreated. e fair stalls will be situated in the Santísimo, Major, Llibertat, Justícia streets, Beatro Sendra and La Villa squares (which is where the musical performances will take place). 34 stalls will be local businesses and associations and there will be more than 20 stalls dedicated to cra s. e Petrer’s arti-

sans association and Corona events will coordinate the cra stalls. e fair has a Christmas atmosphere and, there will be numerous recreational and entertainment activities, which will include the visit of Father and Mother Christmas every day, as well as wellknown animated characters. All this will be complemented by di erent musical activities with parades, carol concerts or exhibitions of rhythmic gymnastics, zumba or capoeira. In Nuestra Señora de las Nieves church there will be nativity scenes on show as well as children’s workshops. e fair will open every day from 11 am and will close its doors on Sunday, December 8 at 6 pm.

ironmongers Ferro Green which supplied the equipment for the environmental improvement day - and was also the base for the post-cleaning barbeque. The numbers joining the initiative were double those expected. The event received the blessing of Jávea town hall and

the ambulance crew of Amigos Europeos de Javea even got stuck in and cleared an area of rubbish. Mark Smith, described as the “driving force” behind the day - which was planned in six weeks - said: “It’s been a fantastic day. People have met people who have never met before even though they live next door. “And what has been great is the sense of community and that’s what this is all about; you have chopped down trees and gone into barrancos to collect rubbish. “It is all about community spirit and I hope this can become an annual thing; next time we want to encourage not only APMJ members but everyone who lives here in our community.”


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Moftag bids a sad farewell to Yvonne Woodham

Chums help stock up Finestrat food bank CHUMS (friends of charity) is a small registered local charity CV-01-057038A and last week we went shopping with Nicholas and Maruja from Finestrat Social Services and we bought almost €500 worth of food for Finestrat Food Bank. The photo shows Peter, Marilyn, Maruja and Nicholas, happy shoppers in the shop of their choice. The goods have been packed ready to deliver.

We are so lucky to have such generous members to make all this possible. Our next events are on Wednesday, December 11 at The Why Not Bar, Benidorm: Fun quiz at 2pm and Monday, December 16 at Rustica, Albir: Coffee at 12 nnon and lunch at 1pm. Why not come along and meet us. You can be sure of a warm welcome. For more information phone Marilyn on 965 864 394.

Torrevieja U3A Monday, November 25 saw a happy return to normal for members of the Torrevieja U3A. Following the usual round of news and upcoming events, the meeting continued with an excellent and extremely informative presentation on our Solar system. The narrative, which was accompanied by slides and videos, was not too long and was in easy to follow language. The presentation was made by Charles and Elizabeth of the Vega Baja Astronomy Group. This was

apparently Elizabeth's first presentation and congratulations to her on her performance. It was well received and I am sure many people learnt a few things that they had previously been unaware of. The morning's meeting concluded with a selection of easy-listening songs provided by Terry Byrne. His performance started off in a similar vein to the earlier presentation by including songs such as "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Catch a Falling Star"

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It is with heavy hearts that the Moftag club of Calpe pays tribute to our dear member Yvonne who sadly passed away on November 20 aged 72 years. Yvonne moved to Calpe in 2010 and joined Moftag a year later. She was an active member and gave tirelessly to all our fund raising events. She had a huge heart for giving. Tragically it was her heart that let her down in the last few weeks of her life. She was incredibly talented and knitted the most beautiful toys which she raffled to raise extra money for our charitable causes. Yvonne loved to socialise and was even known to entertain us with a song on the odd occasion! She worked hard on our committee helping to plan and organise events for our members to enjoy too. In addition to all of this she was a dedicated wife to her husband bob for almost 52 years and a proud mother to 1 daughter and

2 sons. She idiolised her seven grandchildren and leaves a huge void in all of their lives. Sadly, missed but never to be forgotten we are grateful that you could share a part of your life with all of us at Moftag.

Velvetones hand over donation The Velvetones Ladies Harmony Chorus, which was based in Torrevieja and having recently announced their disbandment in October after 21 years of singing, had the pleasure of handing over a donation of €2,500 to Manoli Flores, the President of AECC at their Torrevieja office.

Crescendo International Choir raises over €1000 for flood victims Crescendo International Choir’s concert in Los Montesinos raised more than €1,100 for victims of the massive flooding that took place in Vega Baja in September. Close to 200 people attended the Sunday, November 24 evening concert, held at Salt Church. Attendees paid a €5 donation to hear the concert. People also contributed more money to the cause as they left the church, putting bills and coins in retiring buckets. Two representatives from the Spanish Cruz Roja (Red Cross) attended the concert, sitting in the front row. They were Mari Fina Sanchez-Cardona, a local vice-president, and volunteer Josefina Brune. At the end of the concert, Crescendo International Choir President Mary Mitchell gave them an envelope containing funds raised through ticket sales. Later on, funds raised through the retiring collection

were also given to them. Crescendo Choir performed fifteen pieces of music at the concert. Some of the pieces the group performed included modern day songs, some sacred music as the concert ended with some Christma tunes. The choir, ably led by musical director Irene Oliva, and pianist for the concert was Cristian Martinez.

Do you like singing? Crescendo International Choir welcomes new members. We rehearse at Sacko’s Bar in Plaza International, in the El Limonar Urbanization in Torrevieja. Rehearsal times are from 5.30pm to 8pm on Mondays. We are made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. For more information, go to

Crescendo International Choir just before performing the benefit concert at Salt Church

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RNA Torrevieja enjoy lunch The RNA Torrevieja Branch members sail towards the end of 2019 in Los Montesinos with another social ‘get-together’ at restaurante Rincon de Miguel for a 'menú del día' on Wednesday, November 20. The ‘hub-bub’ of chit-chat was building to crescendo level as everyone seemed to be enjoying the conversation as much as the food and proving why these gatherings are so popular. Of course, there was the ‘traditional’ raffle prior to the ‘farewells-until-we-

Trains, boats and castles Members of the Los Alcazares Camera Club, decided to let "the train take thee strain" for November's field meeting. With tickets purchased, and the 10.28 service from Balsicas to Cartagena, on time, the deep water port of Cartagena was soon reached. A short tunnel through the remarkably well maintained city wall, led our party to the scenic lift, that takes visitors to the Castillo de la Conception. President John Dorset decided there was time for a swift coffee, before elevation!. The castle dates back to the 13th century, and was built

by King Alfonso X, on the remains of a Muslim fortress. Sadly during the second half of the 18th century, it was abandoned. During 2003, the Cartagena Puerto de Cultures became involved, and renovation began. The high altitude parade ground gave members a chance view the distant harbour, also getting close up with some of the castle's resident peacocks. After climbing the tower, it was time to descend into the castle interior, to check out the ancient well, and the network of cisterns. Steeped in

the history and evolution of the Castillo de la Conception, historians are still uncertain how this network of cisterns actually worked, as the castle water lies at a deeper level. Perhaps Archimedes had a hand in it! As with all Camera Club field visits, a chat over a lunch, where members may compare photographs, is taken seriously, and this trip was no exception. A small bar / restaurant "The Ideal" in Plaza Merced, was an excellent choice. The owners opened a small private dining room, at the rear of the premises, for members use, where a splendid five course meal was much

Early Santa landing at JVHelp Yet again the Annual Christmas Bazaar up and counting of the all the cents proved a great success with the resi- then took place but it all proved really dents of Jalón and the valley when worthwhile as €4,500 had been raised they gathered together on Sunday, No- for the good works of Jalon Valley vember 24. Fundraising was the main Help. President, Elaine Horton, thanked aim of the day but to give everyone a good day out was high on the list of all those that had supported the event priorities with a great variety of stalls to and the many organisations that had come along to make sure there were grab visitor’s interest. Many look forward to this event lots of interesting stalls. Elaine deevery year and they weren’t disap- clared the day “another great event for pointed. Some thought it was almost the charity”. cold enough for Santa’s sleigh to land Entertainment on the day was proon some snow but there was a warm vided by the Vall de Pop singers and the always popular Elderly Brothers. welcome from all the stallholders. The fashion show proved really Keep an eye open for the carol singing popular and highlighted the great var- to come in December in Orba on the iety and top quality of the clothes 14th in the square and carols in the available in the Jalón Valley Help square in Jalon on the 17th. shops in Alcalali, Jalón and Orba. The models did a grand job and the commentary by JVH President, Elaine Horton, was very entertaining. The raffle was a central part of the day and many were looking forward to the call that they had won one of the super prizes. The volunteers worked really hard to put this super Sunday together but it didn’t just stop once the last customer had left the Pensionistas building. All the clearing Guess the weight of the cake by Mary Wood

meet-again’. Photos of this event and more information can be found at We welcome non-military personnel into our socially friendly and engaging group as Associate Members, so give us a call: Chairman Paul Edwards on 618 644 934, Membership Secretary, Danny Kay on 96 671 6274 or email rosendanes @yahoo. or the Secretary Margaret Forshaw on 96 692 1996.

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appreciated. Remembering that we had tickets on the 16.37 hour train back to Balsicas, it was soon time to head off to the terminus. An excellent field trip,

graced by clear sky and sunshine. To find out more about the L.A.C.C., please see www.los-alcazares-camera. club. New members always welcome.

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Dancing the night away

Diners enjoying the deluxe buffet

A magnificent €413 was raised For more information about recently at The Pines Restaur- Huntington's please visit ant in Benijófar for local charity, or telephone: Huntington's Disease Associ- 711 008 250 ation (HDA). The event was hosted by Michael Hack and Rob Roberts, who kept everyone entertained for the whole evening with, singing, dancing and a mini quiz. Coincidentally, two of the diners were celebrating their birthdays and so Marion Smith, President of the Association surprised both of them with a special birthday cake each. Money raised will go towards helping local sufferers of Huntington's and their Hosts, Michael Hack and Rob Rofamilies. berts

San Javier Golf boost Help MMM On Wednesday, November 20, Christine Baillie the President of HELP Murcia Mar Menor was invited to La Serena Golf Club in Los Alcazares by Ty Williams the Captain of the San Javier Golf Society and presented with a cheque for €500. Each year the Society hold a charity day and the proceeds are donated to a chosen charity and this year HELP was lucky enough to be picked. Accepting the donation Christine along with Vice President Ann Sheperson was able to take the opportunity to explain the work that HELP dos to help people in the Mar Menor area and further afield in the Murcia region. “This money will help us to carry on our work” she said “There are lots of people in need of extra help

after the floods and HELP is doing what it can to make life easier for them” She was also able to get a plug in for the HELP Outlet in the Oasis Centre at Los Alcazares which along with a weekly car boot sale at the Autocine are the main sources of income for the Charity. For more information about HELP call us at 968 570 059.

Orihuela Costa Poppy Appeal 2019 Once again the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of the Royal British Legion were welcomed into the San Javier branch of Overseas Supermarkets, where they were based for more than three weeks, collecting €2,786 in the process, monies that will stay in Spain to help veterans and their families. It seems to be that people are now beginning to understand that it is not just the families of the “old people” from WW2 who need help, but also the veterans from more recent wars, such as the Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan as well as the troubles in N Ireland. Coordinator Diana Wiltshire would like to thank the manager, David Jones, and all his staff for their support, and also her own 'team' Brian and Sylvia Tanner, Malcolmand Chris Cavendish, Walter and Sue Shatford, Jo and Denis Gill, Bernie Hall, and especially her partner, Patrice Satur, who did far more than his fair share of “shifts” and of course helped Diana to prepare and take down all the fixtures and fittings. In addition to the collection at San Javier, for the very first time there were volunteers also in place at the two other Overseas stores situated on the Orihuela Costa, both of them opened in the

last year or so, Campoverde and Lomas de Cabo Roig. The collectors were supervised by Mo Davin and Eddie Coleman respectively with the appeals at both stores expanding the local total. The amount collected at Campoverde was €845 while €1,991 was donated by RBL supporters at Cabo Roig, bringing the final total contributed at the three stores to €5,622, a massive amount that Walter Shatford manning the table will bring real benefits in San Javier to those veterans who need our assistance here in they provided to RBL collecSpain. tors during the period and to The branch would like to the Head Office in Benissa thank all three managers for for welcoming our volunteers the hospitality and support into their branches.

The staff of the store in Lomas de Cabo Roig dressed for Halloween

Recent Christmas Fayre success for the AFA Alzheimers What a fabulous turn out of people for the Marina Bar Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 23. With a minimum amount of time to organise and to make pleas for donations, the effort was well worth it raising a brilliant €1,493.56 for the AFA Alzheimers Torrevieja. The last minute influx of donations that literally covered the billiard table ensured that stalls and the tombola were well stocked for the event. David and Lorraine Whitney brought their unique fundraising and organising skills to the fore and together with Rita and Dave Monaghan and their loyal bar staff worked very hard to ensure the event was a success. The Phoenix band played a variety of well-known Christmas tunes and Santa himself found time in his busy schedule to hand out chocolate Santas to the throng of excited

children, many who had written their Christmas wish lists to hand in to him personally. A great afternoon, with fabulous raffle, tombola, stalls, music, name the bear and of course crowds of loyal supporters ensured the success of the event. Representatives of the AFA Alzheimers were there to witness the popularity of the fayre, happy with the attendance and

atmosphere created by the team of hard workers. Thanks must go to all of the people who helped and who donated to this event, their generosity and loyalty was much appreciated. The amount raised together with the €200 raised at the recent ‘Fright Night’ at the bar totals €1,693.56 for this worthwhile charity.

David and Lorraine Whitney getting ready for the event

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Benidorm bars boost TRBL funds

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Following a very successful Remembrance Sunday charity event at €1,200 received from Diane and Gary from Benidorm Showboat Cabaret Bar with various artists giving up their own time to perform on

Why Not Bar

the day to support the Benidorm & District Royal British Legion Branch. Bar Why Not also successfully raised €1,300 on Remembrance Sunday with karaoke Charity event, with DJ Ian and Manageress Leeanne also an auction to support the Benidorm & District Branch Royal British Legion Branch. Many thanks to all who supported those events. For further information contact secrblbenidorm@

Hondón Valley Legion The Branch held its AGM on Tuesday, November 19, in Hondón de los Frailes. The President and Chairman both commented on the huge amount of work undertaken by Branch members for the Charity. Members had also been busy helping the local community who had suffered terrible flooding in September. The President, Peter Lodge MBE, paid tribute to those helpful members who were still supporting the local community. A number of well attended events had been held during the year raising vital money for the Poppy Appeal and our veterans. The Legion’s core role is to support the Armed Forces Community and the Chairman, Neil Pavitt, paid tribute to Sheila the Branch Community Support Officer who had assisted a number of local people during the year. He welcomed the new Branch Vice Chairman, Joe Logan. Neil would be re-

Left to right: Jo, Anna, Chris, Jill, Barbara and Helen

vealing the total amount raised for the Poppy Appeal during the December meeting. At the end of the formal part of the meeting a member Dave Sparks talked of (some) of his experiences in the Royal Navy and showed members a beautiful blown glass poppy which would be auctioned for the Poppy Appeal. The evening ended with a surprise social time. Members of the local drama group (DIVAS – Drama in the Valley Association) and from Campoverde entertained members. There were hilarious poems by Pam Ayres from Jill and Chris and this was followed by slightly irreverent Salvation Army hymns from

Anna, Helen and Jo. Then came Barbara with her rendition of that great Stanley Holloway favourite – Albert and the Lion. The evening ended with a great entrance from a rather over exuberant “Mrs Brown” (Aka Anna) who read a comical “letter to her son” and then discussed her wish to have plastic surgery! A superb end to the evening with members asking “when can everyone come back again?!!” The Branch meets on the third Tuesday of each month and details can be obtained from the Secretary on hondonvalley.secretary@rbl. community. Or visit our uk/ branches/hondon-valley.

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Christmas cons: three scams to watch out for this festive season By Vicky Shaw, P.A. Some fraudsters will use the festive season to trick victims - here's how to keep on your guard. As people rush around in the run-up to Christmas sorting out their to-do lists, now is a prime time for scammers to strike. Many of us can feel distracted, stressed and exhausted by the seemingly never-ending stream of tasks which must be completed, so we can finally relax and join the festive fun.

And when we're feeling frazzled, or our thoughts are elsewhere, it can be all too easy to click on an email link or say "yes" to something without checking first whether it's genuine. Scammers know this which is why while you're thinking about gift ideas and bagging bargains, they're thinking about getting their hands on your cash. Here are some of the warning signs to watch out for, so that a scammer doesn't ruin your Christmas...

1. Emails promising a 'tax refund' With households' budgets being particularly under pressure at this time of year, some unexpected news that you're owed a 'refund' may seem like a huge relief. But, remember that with the self-assessment deadline looming on January 31, fraudsters will be bombarding people's email inboxes with fake offers of tax refunds. They may also cold call victims, or text or email links which will then take them to a false page, where their bank details or money will be stolen. Over the past year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has received nearly 900,000 reports from people about suspect contact - including over 620,000 reports from people about bogus tax rebates. As well as offering nonexistent cash, another tactic used in scams is to threaten victims into handing over money. Criminals will pretend victims have an unpaid tax bill and claim they may be arrested or imprisoned if they don't pay up. How to beat the scammers: Remember, don't give out your personal information or click on links or download information from unexpected emails. If someone calls you out of the blue and makes you feel under pressure, you can always just put the phone down to give yourself time to think. Details of suspect calls or emails claiming to be from HMRC can be forwarded to and texts to 60599. 2. Dangerously tempting Christmas shopping offers Right now, stores are slashing their prices, which could leave some people fearing they may

be missing out on a great deal if they don't hand over their card details quickly. But in the frenzy to grab a bargain, don't let your guard down and end up paying for something that's shoddy, fake or doesn't exist. Barclays' analysis of its own data shows that more than one in 10 (12%) shopping scams result in losses of over ÂŁ2,000. Some fake goods, such as electrical items, may even turn out to be dangerous - so it may not be just your wallet that's at risk. How to beat the scammers: Barclays, which also has tips for staying safe at, says if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Before making a purchase, check the product's reviews and keep an eye on your bank balance so that you can spot and report fraudulent transactions quickly. Never enter your payment or other personal details if you are concerned about a website. Look out for the padlock symbol in the web address to ensure that the link between you and the website owner is secure. 3. Bogus Christmas travel deals Ahead of the great Christmas getaway, Action Fraud is warning people to watch out for fraudulent travel websites

and cold calls. Fraudsters will cold call people pretending to be from a travel company after the victim has unknowingly entered their personal details on a bogus website. The caller may appear to know the victim has been recently searching online to book flights and after gaining their trust, will make a too good to be true offer on flight tickets to lure them into making a payment. After transferring the money, victims may receive a 'confirmation email' but the fraudster then cuts off contact. Victims may only discover they have been conned after contacting the airline. How to beat the scammers: Action Fraud suggests checking whether the company is a member of a recognised trade body such as Abta ( Also, check the small print. Study terms and conditions and be very wary of any companies that don't provide any at all. When booking through a holiday club or timeshare, consider having the contract vetted by a solicitor first. Paying by credit card will give you added consumer protections. And think twice if you're asked to pay directly into a private individual's bank account.

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Santas take to the roads Dozens of bikers dressed in Santa costumes will be taking part in their annual Santa run on Sunday, December 8. The Santas are members of the Free Spirits HD Harley Davidson enthusiasts club, who will be riding from Jávea to Benidorm. All the riders and pillions will be dressed in Father Christmas outfits, with many of the motorbikes decorated in festive fashion. The fun event will see the Santa bikers gather at McDonald’s in Jávea for photos at 10.00. They will then set off at around 10.30 and proceed along Jávea sea front and the Arenal. The route will then take the group to Moraira, where they will do a tour of the town, and along the coast to Calpe, Altea and Albir, where they will stop for coffee at Brew Rock on the promenade at approximately 11.40. From there the bikers will make their way to Benidorm,

The English Choir Christmas concert

where they are expected to arrive at around 12.30 for a ride along the Levante beach, before returning to Calpe for lunch at Grizzlys (arriving between 13.00 and 13.15). So look out for the Santa bikers and cheer them on along the way! During the route the bikers will be having a bucket collection to raise money for one of the charities the group is supporting this year, the SCAN animal charity in Vergel, so cash donations will be welcome. For more information about the 2019 Santa run or Free Spirits HD please contact the group’s director, Barry Haylor, at or via the website www.freespirits or call 629 728 375.

Mingle Bells lunch The next fundraiser organised by David and Lorraine Whitney for the AFA Alzheimers will be the popular annual event 'Mingle Bells' at the Marina Bar Calle de las Rosas (Torrevieja) on Friday, December 13 at 2pm. This is a chance for people to get together , make new friends and enjoy a two course Christmas lunch, quiz, raffle, spot prizes, music and enjoy a fun pre Christmas afternoon with a special festive atmosphere. As places are limited this has to be pre booked, the

cost per person being €15. Rita and Dave Monaghan of the bar, are giving their help and support as usual to make this a non missable event. Further details can be obtained from the bar on Tel 96 570 5907. Photo shows last years' event.

We are fast heading towards "the most wonderful time of the year" and members of the English Choir of Teulada Moraira are well into rehearsals for their annual concert of traditional carols and Christmas music. A varied selection of old and new has been chosen for the choir to sing to you . From the beautiful 'Prelude to Advent' which is a traditional 15th century French work set to music by Frederic Chopin and the hauntingly sweet 'Silent Night' to Rudolf the red nosed Reindeer and 'Walking in the air' the theme from the "Snowman" also the very dramatic "March of the Kings" and "The Three Persian Kings" Added to all of this we are hoping for much audience participation! Carol sheets containing the words to all the verses of all your favourites will

La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Desemparados. Entrance is by program, which contains the carol sheet. They are available by phoning Janet Brown on 96 574 5091 or email janet The cost is €5 and all proceeds will go to Alzheimer's Day Centre Teulada and towards church funds.

Christmas at Charity shop of Calpe On Saturday, December 7 from 10am-1pm the Charity Shop of Calpe will be hosting a fun Christmas event with a welcome drink of Bucks Fizz. There will be homemade cakes and savoury stalls. craft and Christmas gifts stalls and lots of special offers on on the day. You can win a fantastic

prize like a 32 inch T.V. or De Longhi coffee makeri n the Christmas raffle to be drawn at 12.30pm. Also lots of party outfits and jewellery available for the festive season as well as lost of winter clothes and accessories.

The shop can be found on Avendia Gabriel Miró at Galerías Mar Azul.

Christmas fairs and markets See this Friday's Costa Blanca News and check out the What's On pages for information on local Christmas markets and fairs in your area.

Adagio Christmas cocnerts If you are looking for a concert to kick the festive season off, but don't want to listen to endless carols, then Adagio have the perfect show for you. The six-part harmony group are performing An Adagio Christmas at Camping La Merced in Calpe on Saturday, December 14 at

be provided. As usual the choir will be under the baton of Musical Director Jan Gardner-Brown and accompanied by Heather Butcher. In all it will be a lovely, fun evening in a beautiful setting and we look forward to seeing you there. The concert begins at 7pm on Friday December 6 at Moraira's Parish Church,

4pm and at the Black Apple in Jalon on Thursday, December 19 at 7.30pm. The show is full of Adagio's own brand of music and humour and looks at various seasonal traditions that we all love (or hate). Although the show is not a carol concert, every song

is connected with Christmas in some way and the group will keep you entertained with famous hits, funny songs, Christmas film music and maybe a medley of carols to round everything off. The show will leave you humming your favourite tunes with a smile on your face.

Both shows include light refreshments during the interval. The show at Camping La Merced in Calpe on December 14 is €12 and the Black Apple in Jalón on December 19 is €15 and the Jalón performance includes cava on arrival. Tickets for both shows are available on 96 558 1483 or online at http://www.philip

Spaces are limited at both venues so booking is essential.

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Andante International Choir concerts Andante International Choir, a local chorus comprised of singers from many different countries, will be performing three concerts in Costa Blanca early in December. The choral group, made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses living in the area, will be performing Friday, December 6 at 7pm at the Orihuela Costa Civic Center, Saturday, December 7 at 8pm at Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Los Montesinos and Sunday, December 8 at 6pm at Parroquia de San Pedro y San Pablo in Torrevieja. The choir will be performing a variety of Christmas music, including the Christmas Gloria, Wondrous Story, Infant King, Joys Seven, Away in a Manager, What Child is This, Clare Benediction and the Spanish song Noche de Luz. Funds raised at

the Friday concert will go towards Casa de la Caridad, an organisation run by Caritas to help the needy. For the Saturday concert, raised funds will go towards Cáritas parroquial while on Sunday, funds raised will go towards parish needs. So please give generously if you attend any of these concerts as all are worthy causes. Andante’s musical director is Karen Blagbrough and the group’s pianist is Nataliya Khomyak. This is the third year that Andante International Choir has been performing in the Costa Blanca area.

International Advent concert in the NAC Denia! For years the NAC in Denia ( has been organising Advent concerts with a growing number of visitors. They tell us: "We are happy to welcome another star this time besides the famous organist and organ teacher Vicente Giner: Olga Arbenina, the internationally renowned soprano from St. Petersburg (Russia),

who has found her second home here in Spain. In addition to them, our own soloists and, of course, our own choir are also involved." This year the concerts will take place on Friday, 6.12.19 and Saturday, December 6 and 7both at 7pm. The concerts start with a classical Christmas music part, followed by an inter-

national part with performances in different languages. After the concerts, bratwursts, mulled wine etc. will be offered. Admission is free, but the organiser is grateful for a donation to cover the costs. Tickets have to be ordered in advance, because the places are limited: www.

Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy NORTH Dec 6 - 19.30: La Fustera – Chaplaincy Singers in the Ermita del Sant Josep Dec 7 - Javea – Christmas Coffee Morning. A place to find Christmas gifts, treats and decorations. At the home of Marjorie and David Stobart. Dec 7 - 18.30: Alcalali Chaplaincy Singers in the Cen-

tro de Pensionistas Dec 9 - 15.45: La Fustera Ermita San Josep – Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols. Dec 10 - 18.30: Calpe – Carol Service. Dec 10 - 16.00: Javea – Carol Service. Dec 11 - 18.30: Denia – Carol Service. Christmas carols in La Ermita Les Rotes.

SOUTH La Siesta Dec 4 Chaplaincy Advent Carol Service 11am Dec 9 Ecumenical Carol Service 6:30 pm Campoverde Dec 8 Ecumenical Advent Service 6pm Dec 12 Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols Service with Coro Pilar 6pm


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Pork chops recipe by Quality Chop House It's a classic - just add mashed potato and greens. Chops are, of course, what QCH was originally designed to serve in the 1800s, to give the factory workers of Clerkenwell a hot meat lunch," the team behind London restaurant, The Quality Chop House, explain. "Whether those Victorian chops were as 'quality' as the restaurant claimed is debatable. Today, at least, we think our chops definitely live up to our name. It's the thickness rather than the weight of a pork chop that is most important; a chop that is too thin, such as you might find on a supermarket shelf, will overcook." Ingredients: (Serves 2) 2 Mangalitza pork chops, 4cm thick Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 90째C. 2. Use a sharp knife to remove the rind from the pork chop but leave on the thick layer of fat - you'll be rendering it down and the resulting hot fat means you can caramelise the meat perfectly. 3. Score the fat. Place a dry frying pan over a low heat and lay the chop in the pan, fat-side down, to render for 10 minutes. You should end up with a good centimetre of cooked fat on the chop, as well as about a centimetre of hot pork fat in the pan. Increase to a medium-high heat. Lay the chop sideways in the pan and cook it for two minutes on each side; you want to turn the chop four times in total - so, cook one side for one minute, turn, cook the other side for one

minute, turn and repeat. You should have a deep, caramelised crust on both sides after these four turns. 4. Remove from the heat and take it out of the pan. Rest for three to four minutes, then pop it into the preheated oven to cook for 10-15 minutes. Rest for another 10 minutes and serve. 5. It will cut like butter and eat like butter and the fat will be insanely delicious. The Quality Chop House: Modern Recipes And Stories From A London Classic by William Lander, Daniel Morgenthau & Shaun Searley, photography by Andrew Montgomery, is published by Quadrille. Available now.

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Oasis Original Brioche Mince Pies with Mascarpone Cream If your pastry making skill is flaky or your time is short, then these quick and delicious alternatives to traditional mince pies are a choux in, and will let you show off as a Christmas goddess (or god) this festive season. Ingredients 8 slices of brioche (about 1cm thick) 200g butter (melted) Small jar mincemeat 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp caster sugar 150g mascarpone Icing sugar Marsala wine (optional) Method Preheat your oven to 180200째C Use a large pastry cutter to cut out 8 rounds from each slice of brioche. Slightly flatten each round with your fingertips. Dip the bread in the melted butter on both sides, and place the first 4 on a lined baking tray. Dollop a spoonful of the mincemeat on each round. Cover with the remaining

butter-dipped rounds and sprinkle with a little brown sugar. Place in the middle of the oven for 10-15 mins until golden brown. For the cream: Fork together the caster sugar, mascarpone and a little Marsala (if using). To finish: Once cooled, lift the lid on each pie and add a dollop of the mascarpone mixture and re-cover. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve immediately.

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Happy birthday

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Happy 18th birthday, Have a brilliant day, Lots of love, Auntie Carol and Uncle Ray xxxx

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22 June - 23 Jul

A great deal of confidence drives you forward this week. Knowing what your talents are helps but you also need to know how to use them. There are chances to make great strides in your working life. Just be sure that you do not have to stretch finances too far! Being sensible does not always come easily to you, especially in the heat of excitement. A partner aims to guide you in the right direction.

For a while now, you have been tying up loose ends, and not just your own! Still looking for someone who really understands your needs and ambitions? For you, this is more likely to be someone at work rather than an intimate connection. Being in an atmosphere where you can be yourself and not worry about impressing anyone is what you should aim for. If you find this, it is lucky indeed.

Getting organised with your money ready for the holiday is sensible. It also serves to clear your mind on a romantic issue. You may feel like dithering and there is nothing wrong with that. Just as long as you realise that, sooner or later, a choice has to be made. Being in a partnership brings security and inspiration. When it comes to agreements, pick the right time and place.

There is a tendency to believe that your partner has the same interest in a project of yours. Could it be that they just don't want to upset you by being honest? This is likely a business matter. Will it take you away or be heavy on your time? At this time of year, it is even more important to keep the work/home balance right. Maybe involving someone close could even give you a new perspective.





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With so much going on around you, it can sometimes be confusing and tiring. As much as you like to socialise, let others take on some of the work. Doing this also frees your mind to get any business matters tied up before the holiday. A hectic midweek brings satisfaction. You will be glad that you made an effort. Be clear about your needs (especially when it comes to gifts) rather than risk a great big box full of nothings!

This is not the best time of the year for business opportunities to open up. After all, don't you have enough to do? Obviously not! Find the time to listen carefully to some ideas from a friend. You may pick and choose your path ahead. However, be aware that you should avoid making rash promises. At this time of the year, people do tend to take comments more to heart.

Both romantic and business propositions come your way. Don't feel that you must choose one over the other. Someone wants to form a close relationship. They are keen enough to give you what you need. Take charge early on to be sure that things go your way. Expect your friends to be lukewarm about your choices. You do know what you want and need, so make it clear.

Jump up and get 'out there' this week. Some chances of success need chasing rather than letting them come to you. Being a time of year when others are busy, make it your job to be helpful. A joint effort is best but there may be a few hold-ups. All the more reason to get started early then? A misguided friend may throw you off the scent of romance. Judge for yourself.





23 Nov - 21 Dec

Although it may be very much a working week, don't hold back on issuing invitations. It may be a quiet drink or a mega party. Get the details finalised at the weekend. The sooner you let others know, the more of a success it can be. Find time to look for bargain presents midweek, when there is the chance to get to grips with finances. Don't hurry your choices.

22 Dec - 20 Jan

Do you have your bossy boots on this week? Well, you may need them! Getting others organised is increasingly more difficult as the month goes on. So get solid offers and promises and post regular reminders! Someone who's attitude seems rather lax could just be confused. What has been happening to them recently? Find out. Show that you are genuinely interested.

21 Jan - 19 Feb

After a tricky invitation arrives, you need to discreetly find out what is going on. A clue could be in the other people invited. So, are you in the mood to make the best of your appearance? Oh, yes, I know that you are not easily impressed by clothing or contacts. Even so, please do make the most of an opportunity that falls into your lap. There is everything to gain if it succeeds.

20 Feb - 20 Mar

Do you feel like breaking free and having a very quiet holiday? Does the thought of more plum pudding just puff you up? You are not alone. Remember, though, that some things are very unpredictable. This is especially true if you are getting together with family. Still, get the basics and traditions right and you will be feeling pretty smug by this time next week!

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Get on board with cord: Five of the best pinafore dresses and how to style them By Katie Wright, PA The ribbed fabric is having a fashion moment, says Katie Wright. While floaty floral dresses - and a certain spotty frock dominated summer, now that autumn is in full swing, we've got the perfect solution if you're looking to switch up your style. Corduroy is a major trend for AW19 and there's one item we're loving more than any other: the cord pinafore. This cute but cosy dress is the answer to many an autumn/winter wardrobe conundrum, and there are so many gorgeous options in the shops right now. While corduroy has traditionally been a bit of a fusty fabric, associated with the archetypal 'geography teacher' fashion faux pas, these days it's become as cool as leather or suede. The cord pinafore is a

prime example of how the tactile texture has had a modern makeover - no wonder it's become a

fashion blogger fave. So, how to style it? The coolest combo for AW19 is a pinafore with a rollneck or funnel neck top, which will keep you warm on wintry days. For something a bit dressier, team your pinafore with an off-theshoulder knit. With most cord pinafores coming in autumn leaf and night sky colours, you could add something tonal such as tan or moss green, or lighten your outfit with a cream or white top. Complete your look with a pair of heeled hiking boots - the season's hottest footwear, FYI - and your autumnal outfit is complete. Ready to shop the look? Here are five of our favourite cord dresses... Fat Face Sabrina Cord

Pinafore Dress, Selina Lunar Sky Roll Neck Top, Hadlow Hiker Boots Miss Selfridge Black Jersey Cord Pinafore Dress Oliver Bonas Corduroy Rust Red Mini Pinafore Dress, Alma Shimmer Striped Knitted Jumper, (other items, stylist's own) Roman Rust Button Corduroy Pinafore Dress M&Co Cord Belted Shift Dress, Cream Roll Neck Jumper

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20 Mind and Body

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How to tell if your child has a food allergy What are the warning signs and can they be serious? Sophie Goodall asks an expert. Childhood food allergies are relatively common, with almost one in 12 youngsters affected - and figures are on the rise, according to the charity Allergy UK. But determining whether your child has a food allergy or perhaps an intolerance or other digestive problems - isn't always simple, particularly if symptoms are vague or sporadic. Thankfully, very serious allergic reactions (known as anaphylaxis) are rare, but it's important for everybody to be aware of the warning signs as severe reactions can be lifethreatening and should always be treated as an emergency. But how can you tell if your child has a food allergy, and what should you do if you think they might? We take a closer look... What is a food allergy? An allergy is when the immune

system reacts in a certain way when exposed to specific allergens (these are anything that 'triggers' an allergic response in an affected individual), causing it to release histamine. This in turn causes the allergy symptoms to occur. So for food allergies, certain foods will trigger this reaction in affected children. Some food allergies can be very sensitive, so reactions may occur even when the food is just handled or inhaled, although often parents will notice symptoms after their child has eaten certain foods. What are the signs and symptoms to look out for? Food allergy symptoms can vary but there are some telltale signs, such as 'a flushed face, hives, and a red and itchy rash around the mouth, tongue or eyes', which may spread across the rest of the body, as Allergy UK outlines. And Dr Preethi Daniel, clinical director at London Doctors Clinic, points out: "Allergic reactions can be immediate or delayed. Immediate reactions tend to be - as the name suggests - immediate or fast. Usually, as soon as the culprit hits the body system or skin surface, a skin irritation might develop. The

rash can look like red weals, or hives or spots, and can be very itchy," she explains. "Other signs include mild sneezing or a runny nose, lip or tongue tingling or swelling, diarrhoea or vomiting, and difficulty breathing or wheezing. Delayed allergic reactions tend to manifest as eczema, poor weight gain, chronic diarrhoea or constipation." Are some children more at risk of food allergies? Having a family history of allergies can increase the risk. Also, children who have other allergy-related conditions, such as eczema, may be more likely to develop a food allergy. However, any child can potentially develop an allergy and symptoms can begin at any age. Can a food allergy be serious? Dr Daniel stresses that if breathing difficulties/wheezing occur, this "is known as anaphylaxis and may be lifethreatening". Other warning signs of anaphylaxis can include a swelling of the mouth, tongue and throat, a tight chest, dizziness and confusion and a drop in

blood pressure. If any of these symptoms occur it's vital to seek urgent medical help and call 999. Thankfully, most children with food allergies will not experience a life-threatening reaction. When they have occurred, your doctor will be able to help with avoiding recurrences, and devising an action plan in case it does ever happens again. For example, some may need to carry an EpiPen, and making other people aware of your child's allergy can be important. Allergy UK is a useful source of information on this topic too. How can you wean safely if you're concerned about food allergies? When it comes to weaning, which may be the first time your child shows signs of a food allergy, Dr Daniel says: "It is generally recommended that 'high allergenic foods' such as milk, eggs, wheat, shellfish and peanuts - can be introduced from six months of age, according to the Department of Health. "They should be introduced one at a time with a gap of three days to monitor

for reactions. A food and symptom diary is often useful to help identify allergens." What should you do if you suspect your child might have a food allergy? "Speak to your GP if you notice any of the common symptoms," says Dr Daniel. They'll be able to advise on whether any tests are necessary (such as blood tests or skin-prick tests), and they may also want to rule out other possible causes. Keeping a diary of your child's symptom patterns can be helpful in identifying triggers too - but if you think you already know what might be causing a reaction, Dr Daniel says it's best to stop giving them that food and seek advice. Your GP will also be able to advise on managing the allergy and treatment options if necessary. Avoiding triggers is key, and very mild allergies may not need any additional treatment - although cool packs and lotions may be helpful for soothing skin symptoms. When treatment is required, these can include antihistamines, steroids and immunotherapy.

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Ganglion cyst A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that usually develops near a joint or tendon. The cyst can range from the size of a pea to the size of a golf ball. Symptoms Ganglion cysts, look and feel like a smooth lump under the skin. They're made up of a thick, jelly-like fluid called synovial fluid, which surrounds joints and tendons to lubricate and cushion them during movement. They can occur alongside any joint in the body, but are most common on the wrists, hands and fingers. They are harmless, but can sometimes be painful. If they do not cause any pain or discomfort, they can be left alone and may disappear without treatment, although this can take a number of years. It's not clear why ganglions form. They seem to happen when the synovial fluid that surrounds a joint or tendon leaks out and collects in a sac.

Treatment Treatment is usually only recommended if the cyst causes pain or affects the range of movement in a joint. The two main treatment options for a ganglion cyst are: 1.Draining fluid out of the cyst with a needle and syringe (aspiration) 2. Cutting the cyst out using surgery Aspiration is simple and painless, and you'll be able to leave the hospital or Dr’s surgery straight after. It's often the first treatment option offered for ganglion cysts as it's less invasive than surgery. But around half of all ganglion cysts treated using aspiration return at some point. If a cyst does return, surgery may be necessary. Surgery There are two ways surgery can be used to remove a ganglion cyst: 1.Open surgery – where the surgeon makes a medium-sized cut, usually about 5cm (2in) long, over

the site of the affected joint or tendon 2.Arthroscopic surgery – a type of keyhole surgery where smaller cuts are made and a tiny camera called an arthroscope is used by the surgeon to look inside the joint; using the arthroscope as a guide, they then pass instruments through the cut to remove the cyst Both techniques can be performed under either local anaesthetic, where you're awake but will not feel any pain, or general anaesthetic, where you're asleep during the operation. The choice depends on where the ganglion is, which anaesthetic you'd prefer and what your surgeon thinks is best. Surgery to remove a ganglion cyst leaves a scar, which can occasionally be thick and red. For some people, the skin around the scar remains numb after the operation. You'll usually experience some bruising in the area after your operation, but this should fade quickly. There's also a small possibility of temporary stiffness, swelling or pain afterwards. This may be caused by a minor infection treatable with antibiotics.



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Lasting pain or stiffness may need further treatment with physiotherapy. There's always a chance a

ganglion cyst will come back after treatment. This is more likely if the ganglion is on certain areas of the wrist.

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

22 Across the Pond

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Rolodex In 1956, I was 16 years old, a young midwesterner and a Sophomore in High School who spent most of his waking days in front of a mirror combing the Brylcreem out of his hair while practicing his Elvis Presley wiggle. While I was busy preparing to be a rock star, over on the East Coast of the United States, Hildaur Neilsen, a Danish engineer working for Zephyr American, a stationery manufacturer, was also busy putting the finishing touches on a rotating file device used to store business contact information. Hildaur called his invention the Rolodex, a portmanteau of the words ‘rolling’ and ‘index’. (1) I tell you this information because my wife, Susie and I have a Rolodex in our little home office and have had for most of our married years. Susie loves her rolodex. For many of our years together, she was the accountant, record keeper and Christmas card preparer for our family. During that time, she collected names and addresses, slowly building this rolodex of 2 inch by 4 inch cards interspersed with newspaper clippings, business cards, post-it notes and scrap pieces of paper. For years, I have tried to get her to transfer all the data to an excel spreadsheet where we can sort it, group it, add, change and delete it. But she’s not having any of that; she wants her information in a real, honest to goodness piece of paper that some nefarious villain can’t steal through the telephone wires. This morning, I have been going through the rolodex, trying to add names to a Christmas card list that I have secretly been assembling on the computer. I hope to surprise Susie with this list when she sits down to prepare Christmas cards for this year. (2) While I was going through the cards, I thought of removing the information of folks that are no longer with us but decided to just leave them alone; Susie finds a bit of comfort in those names. Not surprisingly, this mundane task of thumbing through these worn cards soon turned into a look back at our lives together, my own version of Ralph Edwards ‘This is your Life’ television show of the 1950’s. There were enough names in there to fill a book full of stories but I only have this bit of space. Here is a sampling of what I found. - Larry and Mary Ann are friends from my hometown. Susie and Mary Ann were classmates at the IU dental school in the dental assistant program and Mary Ann invited Susie to Loogootee for a weekend visit and the two of them came to a dance where I happened to be; you can guess the rest. - I came across a piece of paper with the names Mike, Charley and Pat; they were all from my hometown and we shared a house when I first moved to the city. Mike was a groomsman in mine and Susie’s wedding and also the guy who loaned me the money to buy a keg of beer for our reception. He was fatally injured in an auto accident some months later and for the life of me, I cannot remember if I ever paid him back. Can you guess who couldn’t sleep for a couple of nights thinking about this? - Dr. Paul Kirkhoff was our children’s pediatrician. He was normally a very jovial man but one morning in the spring of 1966, he sat us down in his office and told us in a gentle but serious manner, that our first born son, John, would never be like other children. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and would be mentally and physically challenged for all his life which turned out to be 26 years.

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- A dog-eared card labelled Carl and Sharon caught my eye. Carl was my boss at one of my early jobs and when Susie was pregnant with our second child, I told him I needed more money. His response was “I can’t get you a raise but I can get you a part time job.” And he did; for the next couple of years, we shared bartending duties at the 500 club in downtown Indianapolis. I went on to spend 8 years tending bar part time; an occupation that contributed greatly to my understanding of life and all its idiosyncrasies. - Under the ‘G’ tab, I found a blue guitar pick, the only thing left from my shortlived attempt at becoming a musician. - Under the ‘H’ tab, I found a card labelled ‘Handicapable Hands’, the workshop for mentally challenged adults where Susie served as the Director for several years before retiring. We made some lifelong friends there with the other employees as well as the clients and their caregivers. That’s enough for today. You get the idea. It wouldn’t take more than a couple of hours to transfer that data to an Excel spreadsheet and then I could get rid of that clunky faded yellow rolodex and free up some space on this crowded desktop. But even as I ponder this, I get a mental picture of Susie sitting at the kitchen table thumbing through that rolodex while addressing Christmas Cards. I guess we’ll just keep the damn thing. G2 notes: 1: Portmanteau, a word I stumbled across while researching the history of the rolodex, is used to describe the result of combining parts of two words to form a third word, all of which share the same meanings. Examples, of which there are many, include brunch, sitcom, paratrooper, motel and telethon. I am providing this information just in case you want to drop portmanteau into a conversation, undoubtedly impressing your friends and neighbours. 2: Susie clings to the tradition of mailing Christmas cards although it is obviously a dying tradition; another of those customs that kept us in touch with our friends and relatives but one that our busy lives won’t allow us to do anymore. Of course, it will only take a minute to reach out with a blanket Christmas greeting to my 488 Facebook friends, many of whom I have never met. I would hazard a guess that I will receive a mass holiday greeting back from a hundred or so of them. It’s all very impersonal, yet sincere and touching in a 21st century sort of way. Que será, será.

Sunday, 8/12/2019 Glenda Jackson makes a rare TV appearance in this often moving drama. She plays Maud, a funny, loyal and endearing woman living with dementia. When best friend Elizabeth (Maggie Steed) fails to turn up for a shopping trip, Maud is certain something terrible has happened, so she sets about trying to solve the mystery of her friend's disappearance. Despite her system of recording discoveries on notes, Maud can't ignore the feeling that she has lost a crucial clue that would unlock the mystery of Elizabeth's fate. Daughter Helen (Helen Behan) puts her mother's concerns down to forgetfulness and won't take them seriously. Thankfully, Maud's granddaughter Katy (Nell Williams) is thrilled to go behind her mum's back to assist in her grandmother's detective work.

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (C5, 9pm) Monday, 9/12/2019 For more than 100 years, visitors on the Orient Express ended their journey at Istanbul's railway station. It's where Chris begins the latest of his adventures, and it's a chance to witness one of Turkey's great engineering triumphs, the Marmaray Rail Tunnel that passes beneath the Bosphorus. Tarrant is surprised by the extremely modern, high-speed train that whisks him along the route of a 2,300-mile railway built a century ago by Germans to connect Berlin to the oil fields of Baghdad. Our host continues to Ankara on the trail of a great icon of modern Turkey: Mustafa Kemal, a hero of the revolution that followed the First World War. He was revered as 'Ataturk', who modernised the newly emancipated nation and united it with his railways

The Royal Variety Performance 2019 (ITV, 7.30pm) Tuesday, 10/12/2019 It's that time of year again when a wealth of showbiz talent, including the latest Britain's Got Talent winner, perform for royalty. Colin Thackery was the nation's favourite when he walked off with the BGT 2019 winner's title earlier this year, so it's bound to be an especially moving time when he takes to the stage here. Ubiquitous funnymen Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan are your hosts, and there is plenty of top-drawer talent taking part, including Rod Stewart, Lewis Capaldi, Harry Connick Jnr and Luke Evans. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are the royals in attendance, and for the third year running, the event takes place at the London Palladium.

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‘Death of a Nationalist’ By Rebecca Pawel Reviewed by Brody Rafter This novel is about what came after the Spanish Civil War. The setting is a few days after Franco finally overthrew the Spanish Republican government. This, of course, was after 3 years (1936-1939) of bloody war – in which, some historians say, more civilians died than soldiers. The war was full of unimaginable atrocities, but what followed was not much better. The defeated republicans were at the mercy of the Fascists, Nationalists and of Franco himself, a man with no mercy. Here are just a couple of examples of what Franco had in store for them, other than random executions: his regime’s laws made homosexuality illegal. Some, like the famous poet Federico Lorca, were executed, even after the war ended, purely for their homosexuality. He set up ‘re-educational camps’ (also known as ‘colonies’ or ‘concentration camps’), where thousands of people suffered hunger, torture - including the newly invented electro-shock treatment - and hard labour, as well as rape by the guards. Homosexuals were labelled ‘a danger to society’. Lesbians had it particularly hard and were removed from historical memory. This was because women were not considered to have any sexuality under Franco’s regime. Therefore they were neither heterosexual or homosexual. Another new law of Franco’s – this one, the 'Law of Political Responsibilities' - allowed penalties (including imprisonment and confiscation of property) to be imposed on anyone who had ever supported the Re-

Post Book Review publican government. This could include people who had voted for them in February 1936. In other words – anybody who supported their own government could have everything taken from them and even be imprisoned. The injustices against the Republicans were vast and horrifying and continued on until Franco’s death in 1975. In ‘Death of a Nationalist’ you can feel the fear that the defeated Republicans experienced every day. Their thin, half-starved bodies, the bomb craters and demolished buildings and nearly abandoned streets all paint a hopeless and frightening picture OF their future. Outbreaks of sporadic violence were lead by the Guardia Civil, paid by the triumphant Nationalists to club, shoot, and beat down the Republican peasants whenever they saw fit. Shop owners, farmers, and labourers now had little or no work. What little they had before the war was taken from them as punishment, leaving them to live from hand to mouth. Many literally starving to death. Strangely enough, the main character in this story, Sergeant Tejada Alonzo, is an enthusiast follower of the Catholic Franquista cause, a dedicated Nationalist and a Guardia Civil. This is one of the reasons I chose

to read and review this book. My question is: How do you make a hero out of a character like this? How can you empathize with him? Some of the Guardia display much more enthusiastic and ruthless enjoyment in terrorizing the people of Madrid than he does. Sergeant Tejada is not among the worst. But still, how do you relate to a protagonist who can draw a clean line between the superior and the inferior? The chosen ones and the disposable ones? How does one do that? Tejada’s journey, while seeking the murderer of a close friend of his, and finding his own redemption, is not an easy one. To say the least. (Nor is it for the reader). And seeing so much cold-hearted wickedness in the victors and so much gentle goodness in the defeated, their hardships even worse now, doesn’t make it any easier. Of course, the question is – is there any real goodness in this man at all? At times you’ll wonder. But what will you conclude in the end? This novel transcends the formulaic crime story. It’s written with a subtle and exceptional skill as it portrays the good and the evil in a single individual. I enjoyed it and I think many of you will too. Again, this is a part of Spain’s recent history. If you’re living here, you should know something about this. It’s the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ that starts wars. But no aftermath of a civil war, I believe, could be worse than Franco’s.

By giving this article to Gil, at Bookshop Europa in Calpe (Oscar Espla 2), you will receive a 5% discount on 'Death of a Nationalist' by Rebecca Pawel. Price: €11.25. http:// Tel: 965 835 824 / Keep in mind that Gil can get you any book you desire that's still in print.

D Day veteran celebrates 100th birthday Percival Chafer celebrated his 100th birthday last week with two ‘bashes’. The first was held on the actual day of his birthday at Eduardos, Villamartin Plaza. That was last Tuesday night, a dinner with family and friends, and then on Friday a much more informal party was held for the former ‘Desert Rat’ in

Chemies Lounge, where the sprightly centenarian was entertained by Dan Davy. Earlier in the week Percy was also delighted to receive a birthday card signed personally by Queen Elizabeth II. The card was delivered by recorded post to Correos in Playa Flamenca from where it was picked up by son Tony. On Friday morning Percy had another surprise when he was visited by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of the Royal British Legion, Kevin Reardon and Eddie Coleman, who gave him a birthday card from members before presenting him with a Certificate of Loyal Service and Lifetime Honorary Membership of the Branch. Working on the rail-

ways at the time Percy was called up for active service shortly after the outbreak of WW2. After basic training in Aldershot he was moved to the north of Scotland from where he then set sail for the Middle East. Percy spent the next 3 years in Africa with the 7th armoured brigade, with whom he fought in many of the major battles in North Africa, including Operation Crusader in November. During that period he served in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, taking in Tobruk, Benghazi and Tripoli. In 1942 he moved to 30 Corps with whom he travelled back to Europe serving in the reclamation of France from June 1944 in the Allied Invasion of Normandy, and then in Operation Market Garden, in the Netherlands, and finally in Operation Veritable in Germany until May 1945. Picking up many awards

Eddie Coleman, Vice Chairman of the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of the Royal British Legion, along with Graham Flood, Percy, Nicky Evans and son Tony

and medals along the way, just three years ago at a ceremony held at the French Embassy in London (see `photo left), Percy was awarded with the country’s highest distinction, the Légion d’honneur, by French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann. The presentation took place in the presence of Lord Howe, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and Minister of

State for Defence. Percy travelled back to his London home in Pimlico on Sunday but now, as a member of the Orihuela Costa Branch of the RBL he says that his visits to Villamartin, where he shares an apartment with son Tony, will be much more frequent, as he intends to get to know the members of his new branch rather better.

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Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues Across 1/13 Dessert order is perfect, but not in bed! (5,3) 4 Changes Pat's ad about (6) 9 After the exam, ate with a will (7) 10 An outstanding feature of the Church (5) 11 Speak harshly when 14 is around (4) 12 There's something heavenly in what's chewed, but you don't chew it! (7) 13 See 1 14 Box made from a piece of wood (4) 16 The garden is situated in the kingdom of Sweden (4) 18 Prohibition? Certainly not here! (3) 20 Make a card game using a broken pencil and love (7) 21 Assist in translating a letter from Greece (4) 24 Seaman has current line in calculators (5) 25 One lagging behind in movie advertising (7) 26 Female relations indicate direction that is taken by engineers (6)

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27 Ostentatious, but only for a very short time (5) Down 1 Grow weary at first, but get up anyway (6) 2 Positions mentioned in despatches (5) 3 The sauce is twice what he needs (4) 5 Diana's little bloomer causes a catastrophe (8) 6/13 Military exercise which may be beneficial to an independent doctor (7,8) 7 Rather sordid on the quiet, but quite quick (6) 8 Write to the church for money (5) 13 See 6 15 Nip up North on a top-class boat (7) 17 Minor injury results when painter takes a short drive out (6) 18 Beats up some supporters (5) 19 Top name gains award, formal of course (6) 22 She and Donna could be dangerous together (5) 23 A little lower? (4) Regular clues Across 1/13 Fruit pudding with a crust (5,3) 4 Becomes accustomed (6) 9 Will maker (7) 10 Tall tapering tower (5) 11 Scrape (4) 12 Mixture of milk and eggs (7) 13 See 1 14 Exchange blows (4) 16 Heavenly garden (4) 18 Saloon (3) 20 Card game (7) 21 Help (4) 24 Calculating machines (5) 25 Preview (7) 26 Kinswomen (6) 27 Pass quickly (5)

Down 1 Clothing (6) 2 Poles (5) 3 Old Testament character (4) 5 Tragedy (8) 6/13 Self-employed doctor/lawyer (7,8) 7 Quick (6) 8 Money (5) 13 See 6 15 Ship's boat (7) 17 Wrench (6) 18 Straps (5) 19 Stiffness of manner (6) 22 Girl's name (5) 23 Young cow (4)

Spanish-English crossword

Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across 1 Escalera (6) 4 Asientos (5) 8 Carreteras (5) 9 Sabor (7) 10 Hoguera (7) 11 Camas (4) 12 Rata (3) 14 Aturdir (4) 15 Tener (4) 18 Mar (3) 21 Perezoso (4) 23 Raro (7) 25 Col (7) 26 Ocho (5) 27 Sacudir (5) 28 Energía (6)

Down 1 Arbustos (6) 2 En contra de (7) 3 Rusos (8) 4 Cicatriz (4) 5 Arriba (5) 6 Tensión (6) 7 Después de (5) 13 Trece (8) 16 Vinagre (7) 17 Relojes (6) 19 Cenizas (5) 20 Suavemente (6) 22 Cebra (5) 24 Jaula (4)

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A.R.C. Jalón Valley

APAH Sadly, black cats get a very bad press, and beautiful, gentle LADY is no exception. Pregnant at only six months old, she was rescued along with her 5 kittens. She has been a wonderful mum, and her kittens have all grown into lovely girls, now Lady is vaccinated and spayed and ready to have a loving home of her own. To arrange to meet Lady, all APAH's other black cats and everyone else, please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

WILSON – is just 14 weeks old and a very playful and affectionate kitten. He would love his own family. ARC also has many other dogs, puppies, 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 am & 1pm Monday to Saturday. Contact us by sending an email to jalonvalleyarc14@ uk


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TARZAN - Approx 4/5 years, castrated. loves company, sociable with dogs and cats. Waiting patiently for his forever home. Please call APROP Pego on 634 306 265 or 605 575 883. Email or see website:

AKIRA Animal Shelter DEBRA is a beautiful girl was cruelly abandoned by her previous owners some months ago and she is now looking for a forever family

Denia Cat Protection League Aldea Felina - 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.

who deserve her. Debra is such a happy girl and loves people and lots of other dogs but would be better as an only dog in the home. She is very affectionate and will walk quietly by your side, happy to listen to your every word. She is just over a year old, housetrained, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. Please 'phone Akira on 657 689 567, email akira or go to our website www. to find out more about Debra and her lovely kennel friends. She can be adopted or fostered and Akira pays all expenses for their foster dogs.

COCO is a 1-year-old indoor house Persian cat and loves attention from people. He is neutered and few minutes after arriving at his foster home he was purring and curled up next to his foster mum. Call: 645 469 253. See website or email

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K9 Club ROMEO - 4.5 months old, confident, cheeky and mischievous but playful and loveable. Loves attention as well as cuddles and is great with small or big kids. Loves going for walks please telephone the K9 Club on 600 845 420 or email:

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P.E.P.A. This is the lovely HANNAH, she is 2yrs old and weighs 21kgs, she is such a well behaved girl, likes children and is happy with other dogs.

Can you give her a home? Please telephone 650 304 746 or send an email to p.e.p.a.animalcharity@gmail. com

This is RUBY. Gorgeous loving two-yearold male cat. He is adorable. He loves sleeping on blankets and getting love and attention. There are lots of cats like Ruby which need a final home. Please call Maria Teresa on 677 373 396 or 96 585 62 68 or see the website at

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Gardening PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE. Palm cleaning and treating/pine trees. Overgrown gardens. Quick with quality service. Plastic & gravel work. Economical prices. Free Quote. Call Alexander 642 548 724 SPECIALIST TREE CUTTING & trimming palm/pine tree + dangerous work. Gravel work & Garden cleaning also weekly maintenance. Free quote. Good rates Call Adrian 627 103 412

AWNINGS, MOSQUITO NETS, roller shutter, conservatories. BC Toldos from Oliva to Altea and Jalon Valley. On the coast since 1998. Tel. 630 472 605 Email:

PROFESSIONAL GARDENER: Garden maintenance and design. Pruning of fruit trees, pines and palm trees. Pest control. Fery 643 474 877

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

TREE SPECIALIST - WITH more than 20 years experience in cutting, cleaning and al type of spezial or dangerous work. Call Roby: 633 798 933 or 642 940 693

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


COMPLETE PEST CONTROL. Denia to Torrevieja Tel 604 270 676

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

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

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

Animal world ACCOMPANY YOUR PET(S) whilst they are driven in comfort to any destination in Europe by an experienced animal carer/driver. Contact Denise. info@petchauffeur .eu or Tel 952 197 187 696 233 848 SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Visit our website and view our new blog PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM! THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to

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PET TRAVEL UK Family pet transporters Spain/UK. Travel with your pets for free. Email: info@pet website: Removals also arranged in other vehicles. Tel UK 01209 630604 or Spain 960 130 537 TRANS-PET PROFESSIONAL door 2 door pet transport. Fully equipped vehicle. Open plan with 2 carers. DEFRA & WIT authorised & plated. Kennels & Cattery. ES 600 552 030 or UK 07801 272 162 CHANCE FOR ANIMALS: protection needs your help for general maintenance, walking our dogs. As we have to leave the house, we are desp. looking for people, who adopt our rescued dogs! Food welcome!! German braco, and lots more! 15 small puppies for adoption! Crevillente 610 687 421 or visit us on: Cuatropatas

LUNA is a 6 ½ years old, German Shepherd/ Husky cross. She is a happy girl full of personality & energy Fully vaccinated with passport and microchipped. SAT kennels 966 710 047- IF THERE IS anyone looking for a puppy or a dog that is in desperate need of a new home please contact the facebook site " costa blanca dog homing" We are always in desperate need of foster homes, short and long term, and if anyone can offer this please call 965 698 052 COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom Tel 675 485 613

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

Caravans, Mobile homes, Motorhomes

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

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 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: HOUSE/PET SITTING .Your house or mine. References 637 160 545

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

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

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

S R US CAAlR l cars wanted We buySpanish, English all Euro Cars R.H.D, L.H.D. 4X4s, MPVs,and Diesels &Vans, Motor homes, classics, motorcycle cash paid Scrap cars collected. No more unwas,nted bills or nes. All p/worktaken out of yourSuma name

Keith 699 805 995 662 211 993 UK00 44 7470 894 772

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

Nautical & accessories CASH WAITING boats and jet skis brought for cash, no antiques, no rubbish call Joe on 634305 408 INTERNATIONAL SKIPPER licence, radio and radar courses, starting shortly +34 626 245 098 SMALL BOAT for sale, can be usable for waterski 626 245 098

Cars WANT TO DRIVE your LHD car to the UK & sell it when you get there? Call 658 670 777 or UK 07874 223 456 SUV OR CONVERTIBLE wanted, condition and year do not matter, 688 335 497.

Computers COMPURED COMPUTERS your reliable IT professional in Orihuela Costa. Sale and repair of computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and much more. We also offer mobile internet, printers & supplies, websites, domains & web hosting - you name it, we have it! Conveniently located on the N-332 between Cabo Roig and La Zenia roundabouts. 966 761 647 for more information or house calls, or visit:

Items wanted

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SEARCHING FOR RECORDS. All types of music wanted. We pay the best prices. Tel: 622 750 117 WE BUY LUXURY WATCHES For Cash! Rolex, Cartier, Omega, A/P, Hublot etc. Instant Cash Payment! Tel: 658 670 777. Or email: BUY HIGH QUALITY handbags, also designer bags, fur jackets and coats, oriental and persian carpets, jewellery and watches, all sorts silver 90/100/800, silver plated cuttlery, tin, amber, coral, coins, medals, porcelain, inheritance discounts and households, Military items until 1945, photos, medals etc., fair price in cash. phone 651 187 549.

Items for sale Double bed mattress 135x190 cm, hardly used, 6 month old. Air flow system, Colchon Polar Ergo, Bamboosoja Fabrica. Bought a Kingsize, reason for saleing. £ 100 642 813 420 GENERATOR SGS petrol 13HP 5500W model number SPG 5500. Brand new, never been used. Cost 990 Pounds Sterling, will sell for 425€ 647 189 889 THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in the CB News is to e-mail the text to (South) or (North) ELECTRIC MOVILITY scooter for sale. 3 and 1/4 years old. Cost 1,085 Pounds sterling. In good condition, regularly and recently serviced 550€ or very near offer. 966 784 033 after 1pm

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MALE/FEMALE VIAGRA, cialis, Kamagra jellies. Available mail order,, Tel: 604 385 476.

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

MAN & VAN for hire, cheap and reliable. Jalon Valley & surrounding area. 636 100 873 or 966 480 757 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: 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 SPANISH MOVES, SMALL removals and deliveries. Spain/UK budget prices. Last minute jobs undertaken. Email: info@spanish Website: www.spanish Pet Transport also arranged. Tel UK 01209 630 604 or Spain 960 130 537

Employment wanted ELCHE OR TORREVIEJA Young fit 69 year old seeks work, will do anything. Full clean licence long distance, day/ problem. Also have luxury 7 seater. Security work, car sales, car delivery and labouring, all considered. Ring 684414271 or965978907

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

Friendship WIDOW LOOKING FOR a serious relationship with gentleman 65+ CB North Tel 635 520 718 REALLY NICE GENTLEMAN wants to pay a nice, sexy, naughty, girlfriend for fun times together at your home a couple of daytimes a week. In Moraira to Denia areas. Sensuous spanking for very naughty girl!! Must be very discreet. Please text me on 683 142 216.

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

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

Adult relax GERMAN SEXY LADY, 47, very busty, for you in Torrevieja, just call 602 451 257 English spoken THE EASIEST WAY to get classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: NEW EUROPEAN beautiful friend Nataly 27 yrs., in la Zenia house 75 - 643 097 872

Adult relax SEXY MATURE ENGLISH Blond“ 15mins Alicante Airport. Overnight stays possible. Ring Karen (0034) 662 049 021 ELEGANT SLIM sexy naughty Lady Sophie, speaks 3 languages, priv. apartm. (in/out calls), escort service in ALL AREAS!! 693 357 526 TORREVIEJA SHIRLEY. Tanned beauty, 34 yrs, great figure, breasted, sweet face, discretion. Only by appointment 655 677 738

Beauty & Wellness

JÁVEA - MORAIRA - CALPE, Massage +++ new girls !!! 661 034 261

LOTUS MASSAGE DENIA •Lovely sensual massage in beautiful location to awaken and enjoy your sensual life energy in a new way! •Tantric massage teachings in individual one to one sessions for new inspiration in your love life. WhatsApp/ phone +34 623 137 400 VIAGRA / SILDENAFIL - 150 mg. CIALIS / Tadalafil - 40 mg. Pack of 10 pills for 22 Euros. Free delivery in Spain. MISTRESS ITALIA IS back. Experienced Dominatrix, new private location near Dénia with female assistant. Tel 655 475 907

BENIDORM: SEXY NURSE, excellent body massage including happy ending. Hour 50€, Above Restaurant Tony Roma’s, Avda. del Mediterraneo 28 646 667 604 CALPE.ESCORT LADY Blonde elegant, big breasts. 604 300 893 ALMORADI SAMANTHA exotic dark girl from Brazil with curly hair to her waist. All your fantasies no rush. Outings 625 596 261 ALBIR, OPP. BBVA bank Polish pretty lady, breasted, relaxing massage, excellent attention 611 251 964 MARY . The sweet Polish, 35 yrs. La Zenia, Turquesa St. Wonderful attention. An unforgettable experience. Last 2 weeks 672 539 332 NICE SWEET Caribbean Hellen, lovely body, La Zenia, close to Consum V 665 736 488

ALEXANDRA, CARIBBEAN cinnamon skin, excellent treatment as a girlfriend. In Torrevieja, prostatic massage in stretcher bed. Charming, flamboyant, La Loma St. 698 848 960 CINDY, EROTIC Massage, hot blonde. La Zenia. Slim, sexy, caring, sweet, elegant 607 735 745 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 ELOISA CURVY body, busty qualified masseuse, oriental technics retarding pleasure- promotional prices. Close to Zenia Boulevard 671 185 543 CASIA DENIA 40 y pretty charming naughty cheeky. All kind of services & fantasies couples & out calls. Private discreet apartment easy parking only appointments. English & German speaking +34 634 057 016 LUNA BRAZILIAN 32 yrs, sculptural body. The best attention, fantasies house77 La Zenia 672 872 050 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 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

TORREVIEJA ALL types of massage. Paula, Palangre St. From 9 am -6 pm 654 284 095

VALERIA IN DÉNIA, clean and discreet, erotic massage, relaxing, sex, outings and much more, call 686 094 328

TORREVIEJA, VICENTE Blasco Ibañez St., nice Polish lady, busty, erotic massage, 611 251 964

SHARON NEW Young friend at Nachuli´s, caring. Turquesa StreetV643 538 246




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August 15, 2018 - No 568,

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, w w sta - n e w m w w 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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BENIDORM SHEMALE Yaiza 28 yrs. Very sexy, hot & horny. All services, erotic massage & more. Home & hotel outings. 24hrs 671 074 695 - BLACK DOMINA, very cruel, toys, harness. Outings 667 018 650(sms). Torrevieja centre, 24 hrs by appointment TORREVIEJA TWO girls from Colombia, a blonde & a brunette, busty, curvy, 24 hrs 602 698 120

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

General SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Omega 3-6-9 for a cholesterol and joint-conscious diet. 180 caps €9.60 or buy 3+ for €9.00 each. 965 780 425 GATES , RAILINGS, WINDOW grills. Mobile welder 666771075 07787585714 SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765 SANCT BERNHARD Calpe. Offers inc. FORMOFIT for natural weight control. 210 caps (1 month supply) €35 or buy 3+ for €32 each. 965 836 807 CORONA AWNINGS, BLINDS and carpets has been providing shade on the Costa Blanca for over 20 years. We install all types of blinds and interior blinds. Visit our showroom or call Nick for a no obligation quote. We are on the N332 Alfaz near McDonalds. Phone on 966 865 753 or 658 990 719 TRANSLATOR AND ASSISTANCE with paperwork. Visits to tax office, Suma, hospital, police etc. Native English/Spanish. 20€ first hour 15€ every hour thereafter. Tel 677 543 815 or 629 455 435

DOLORES PENTHOUSE APARTMENT, 2 beds, 2 bath, large living room, large roof terrace with panoramic views, excl. interior, 109,900 € COSTAIMMOBILIEN.COM Your reliable company on the Costa Blanca V 0034-650 873 669 PENTHOUSE, IN La Mata, Torrevieja. 2 bedr. A/C, balcony (approx. 90m2), comm. pool, underground parking, 3 min. walk to the beach. 118,00 € 693 534 235

CAMPOAMOR. Penthouse duplex apartment, 2 bed, 2 baths, spacious lounge, fire place, terrace, solarium, com. pool, quiet location. 89,900€ – Price Reduction. 966 773 985 - 616 939 326, WE URGENTLY need properties to sell, we have lots of clients waiting to buy 670 314 200 email:

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

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

CORNER HOUSE-TORREVIEJA - Los Altos sunny house with conservatory un a quiet but central location to sell from private, free by appointment for negotiation 165.000 € contact E-Mail: or mobile: +34 691 922 003 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

VILLAMARTIN DUPLEX, com pool, compl. renovated indoors, 2 beds, 2 bath, 1 bed ground floor, large living / dining room, new kitchen, reduced price 129,450€ COSTAIMMOBILIEN.COM Your reliable company on the Costa Blanca V 0034-650 873 669

Properties from 175.000€

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@

WE ARE LOOKING for inland fincas, villas, apartments for awaiting clients, Costa Blanca area for sale or lets. Legalisations can be carried out by our architectural office. Your reliable company on the Costa Blanca! V 0034650 873 669 THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in The Post is to email the text to PARCENT LOVELY REFORMED townhouse. 138 m2 over 2 floors. Grd floor: Entrance area, Large dining /Livingroom + fireplace, equipped kitchen, magnificent feature wall, patio + fish pond. 1st Fl: Big master bedroom could be converted into 2 bedrooms, terrace with mountain views. 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-1052-120.000€ Tel: 609 211 710 -

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

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Properties over 400.000€ 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

Business opportunities

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.

SEMI DETACHED house in La Mata, Torrevieja, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathr., aircon, furnished, balcony and terrace. Community pool, 158,000€ 693 534 235

TIBI COUNTRY HOUSE, 7 beds split into 2 houses, pool plus jacuzzi, only 20 mins to the beach, exclusive urbanisation, quiet area. ONLY 225,000 € COSTAIMMOBILIEN.COM Your reliable comapny on the Costa Blanca 0034-650 873 669

ALCALALI TOWN HOUSE 152m2. Completely renovated with inside patio. Consists: Grd floor. Entrance-area. Living-dining room+ access to large inside patio, fully equip kitchen + access to an inside patio, storage/laundry. Bathroom & 1bedroom + access to the interior patio 34 m2. 1st fl.- 1 dble bedroom + balcony, +large dressing room & access to a superior terrace with spectacular views. 1 dble room 1 toilet & 1 sgle room. Water tank, wooden beams, aluminum exterior carpentry + double glazing, & wooden interior. Quality materials throughout. Located in a lovely quiet area of the village. Ref1047. 189.000€ Telephone: 609 211 710 -

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

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BENFERRI – REDUCED PRICE!! Low maintenance property with pool. Villa slipt into 2 houses, total 4 beds. Large garage, heating and more. ONLY 239,950 € COSTAIMMOBILIEN.COM Your reliable company on the Costa Blanca www.costaim V 0034-650 873 669

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

Long term let HOUSE SHARE. Hard working lady is looking for lady 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

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: opencms/opencms/turisme/es/contents/tramitacion/ viviendas_turisticas/viviendas_turisticas.html?tam


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