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January 29, 2020 - No 644, www.thepost.es

Costa coronavirus scare Torrevieja hospital ruled out yesterday (Tuesday) that a 66-year-old Icelandic tourist was suffering from the deadly coronavirus which is sweeping through China, according to state news agency EFE. The woman who had recently visited the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak, arrived at Torrevieja hospital on Monday afternoon with symptoms of flu ‘but which were also compatible with the virus’. State news agency EFE reported that the woman and

her 52-year-old partner, who was showing no signs of illness, had been placed in isolation at the hospital. However, blood samples taken from the patient showed that she did not have coronavirus. She is now being treated for a respiratory infection. The number of total confirmed cases in China rose to 4,515 on Tuesday, with the death toll at 106. The city of Wuhan is at the centre of the outbreak but it has spread across China and internationally.

Making sure the coast is clear

The coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory infection and there is no specific cure or vaccine. Most of the deaths have been in Hubei province with the victims being elderly people or those with preexisting respiratory problems. A total of 60 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery. The new coronavirus is thought to have emerged from illegally traded wildlife at a seafood market in Wuhan and can now spread between people.

Coastline councils have been busy since last week cleaning up after storm Gloria battered promenades and frontline establishments last week. Our photo shows the pebbles hurled over Albir promenade and against bars last week - and the cleared promenade at the weekend. See page 3


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Fire station announced again Orihuela council has announced for the fourth time that land to house the new fire station will be handed over to the provincial government. Local and provincial authorities paid a visit to the site again last Thursday and pointed out that the planning works are due to start shortly. The plot stands near Montepinar urbanisation – between La Matanza and La Murada – and the new fire station is planned to serve the city and all nearby villages and rural districts. Mayor Emilio Bascuñana stressed that the plot stands in an area with no risk of flood and only the access roads would have to be improved. He pointed out that the handing over procedure of the land had been delayed due to the devastating September floods.

The Socialist party (PSOE) asked the mayor to stop blaming the floods for his ineptitude and reminded that the launch of the plan had been announced in October 2017 for the first time, and again in March 2018 and April 2019. They stressed that an architect’s plan has not yet been drawn up and the latest announcement ‘was just to have a nice photo taken for the media’.

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Illegal hunting ring busted The Guardia Civil are investigating five hunters from Murcia, who had allegedly used banned hunting devices, explosives and poison. They are suspected of being involved in the death of several animals in the Sierra de la Pila mountains near Fortuna. According to the Guardia Civil, the hunters used a highly toxic poison named Aldicarb, which is banned by the EU. The investigation started when some remains of poison were found in a private hunting area close to the Sierra de la Pila, which is a regional protected park. The Guardia Civil officers from the Seprona unit for environmental crimes with the support of forestry guards and the dog unit searched the park for more poison and they found body of a dead dog. The tests proved that it had eaten poisoned food. The evidence led officers to a resident in Campos del Río and to another four

hunters in the nearby towns. During raids on homes officers found the poison, sev-

eral explosives and illegal hunting devices. The case is being dealt with by a court in Cieza.


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Cleaning up after 'Gloria' Costa towns are gradually getting back to normal after last week's Gloria storm battered promenades and frontline properties. Calpe town hall has released its first economic assessment of the damages

caused by storm Gloria. Around the area of La Fossa beach, the most badly affected, repair costs are estimated at around €1,340,000. The council held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation regarding

the major damage. They will urge both the Valencian regional government and the Spanish government to include the town among those declared as a catastrophic zone. Just three days after storm Gloria hit, Alfaz council returned the promenade back to near normal, clearing mud and debris deposited on the road and pavement to enable both vehicles and pedestrians to pass. The beach still requires work, clearing the deposited waste from the Paseo de Estrellas and levelling out the beach. Repairs to damage caused by the storms will continue over the coming weeks but shops, bars and restaurants on the first line were already back and open for business by the weekend.

Local police attended 122 incidents last week following the storms and council technicians dealt with 143. Jávea and Dénia suffered the worst damage and the Arenal promenade and beach bars and restaurants are still evaluating the costs while council workers have

gradually restored the huge blocks that were carried over the promenade by waves. In Dénia, residents of battered seafront homes in Les Deveses are using the debris form their own homes to create a temporary barrier in the event of further storms.

Tourism is cooking in Alicante With the promotion of gastronomy singled out as one of the main thrusts of tourism campaigns for Alicante province in 2020, town halls were keen to show exactly what they have to offer at the FITUR tourism fair in Madrid which finished on Sunday. Almoradí used its presence at FITUR to promote its annual artichoke congress on March 7 and 8. It will take place in Plaza de la Constitución, showing off fine foods, exhibitions, fresh and conserved artichokes for sale, workshops, countryside tours, speeches by renowned chefs, performances and tastings, with help from the local association of restaurateurs and hoteliers. The programme includes activities for children, such as

a workshop with Spanish TV Masterchef presenter Mireia Ruiz, and there will be a festive atmosphere with live

music and other performances and attractions. Los Montesinos surprised visitors to the regional gov-

ernment stand with a demonstration by two local chefs of how to prepare a deconstructed desalted cod stew.

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Councillor Ana Belén Juárez said this illustrates the municipality’s gastronomic richness by combining tradition with innovation. She noted the cod had been preserved with salt from the nearby salt lake, the artichoke and potatoes were from local farms and the fennel grows wild in the fields. Mayor José Manuel Butrón noted Los Montesinos has renowned local chefs, including Aurora Torres of La Herradura, who was given a provincial government award for leading a volunteer group during the flooding crisis in September. Volunteers from the restaurant sector helped to clean up and provide food for people who had been displaced and left with nothing, he said.

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Palace sell-out Last Sunday Benidorm Palace truly rocked with not one but two sell out performances – a matinee followed by an evening show of What’s Love Got To Do With It? A tribute to Tina Turner. It was the ultimate tribute concert celebrating the music of one of the greatest female singers of all time, performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses and supported by an eight-piece live band. All of the best loved clas-

sics were performed such as Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits and Simply the Best, many of which had the entire audience on their feet. A spectacular night rounded off with a standing ovation and yet another huge success for Christine Climent and all the team at Benidorm Palace. Coming next by popular demand The Magic of Motown is back again on March 29.

Detained for driving over dog A driver accused of deliberately running over a dog in a road in Algezares village near Murcia city on December 22 has been arrested by the National Police following an investigation.

The suspect has been charged with a crime of animal abuse. According to the National Police, the dog was blocking the road and refused to move, although the driver honked several times.

Then he speeded up, ran over the animal and drove away. The event was witnessed by several pedestrians, who provided the officers with crucial details to identify the driver.

Alfaz features popular film festival at FITUR

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The FITUR 2020 International Tourism fair took place in Madrid last week and Alfaz del Pi’s Film Festival featured prominently on the Costa Blanca stand. Mayor Vicente Arques attended along with many of his councillors to declare that Fitur 2020 is the Year of the Serra Gelada Natural Park, much of which passes through Alfaz. The protected natural site at-

tracts numerous visitors – leisure and in particular athletes for training said councillor for sport Luis Miguel Morant. This year Alfaz will host the 32nd Film Festival, which will take place July 3 to 12 and the poster to promote the event featured the iconic Albir lighthouse, panoramic views and a clapperboard. The mayor reiterated his thanks to the Alicante Provin-

Carer fleeces pensioner A 91-year-old man has been rescued from his carer in Cartagena by the National Police following the report of a social worker, who interviewed the man when he was recovering from a hospital operation. The carer had allegedly forced the pensioner to sell his home and hand her the money.

cial Government which allocates €35,000 to the town to host and promote this annual event. Luis Larrodera – actor, presenter and director of the Film Festival also attend FITUR to promote the festival, which will award prizes to the value of €7,500 for the best short films in addition to awards for best actors, script, director and photography.

Calp to install escalators to improve accessibility to the old town Calp will install in the old town escalators in Murillo and Alcalde Vicente Pastor Streets, in order to improve accessibility in the municipality. This is one of the projects that will be carried out soon and that are part of the Strategy for Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development EDUSI “Revitalise Calp”, 50 percent being subsidised by ERDF funds and Calp’s town hall. It is planned to install both escalators and ramps to facilitate people’s commute on these streets of the town, especially for the elderly and those with mobility difficulties. In addition, Calle Benissa and Carrer de

Fora will also be redeveloped. Also within the EU EDUSI project, a new wifi network will be installed with 120 points, 90 of them outdoors and 30 indoors. With this installation, all the municipal buildings and facilities will have wifi, such as the cultural and community centres and the sports facilities. Also beach areas like the beach of La Fossa, Arena-Bol and Cantal Roig. The third of the projects that will be carried out within EDUSI is a 21st century tourist office located in the old town and which, together with a sensorisation and data collection and processing project, will enable Calp to be configured as an intelligent tourist destination.

The woman and her teenage son lived with him in the house. According to the pensioner, after having taken care of him for seven years, she started threatening and abusing him. The woman was arrested and the matter is being dealt by the public prosecution service.


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Car thief cornered in Cox After more than three years of ‘incessant’ investigation, a man has been arrested in Cox for alleged drug dealing and numerous robberies, reported the Guardia Civil. In May 2016 there had been an unusual increase in cases of cars being stolen from homes by people who broke in and took the owners’ keys to the vehicles. A spokesman for the force said that officers in Almoradí have finally managed to identify the man driving

these stolen vehicles as a 36-year-old Moroccan. The difficulty had been that the suspect was extremely cautious and evasive, even using spy cameras and tracking devices to protect himself against being followed or investigated. Officers were waiting outside his house to on January 17 and managed to arrest him when he tried to flee and ‘resisted violently, causing an injury to one officer that required stitches’. The suspect was carrying

3.6 kilos of pollen hashish and a further 300 grams were found when his home was searched, along with a van and an upmarket car that had been stolen in Málaga, and another upmarket vehicle stolen from Orihuela – all of them with false number plates. Also seized were €21,000 in cash, spy cameras, several mobile phones, GPS tracking devices, a 9mm pistol and a 38 calibre revolver. He is charged with five counts of falsifying number plates, 4 vehicle thefts, a public health offence (drugs), illegal possession of weapons, and resisting officers of the law, as well as being wanted by a court in Orihuela. Furthermore Málaga provincial court had prohibited him from entering the country, despite which he was living permanently in Cox. The suspect was put before an Orihuela court on January 20 and sent to prison until his trial.

A bridge over murky waters

Residents in Altea have been without drinkable tap water for several days as a result of particles found in the supply following storm Gloria which saw river Algar burst its banks in Altea. Public health inspectors notified water was 'unfit' for human consumption last Thursday (January 23) in the entire municipality except Sierra Bernia urbanisations, Altea La Vieja and all public fountains except the one at the sports centre. Residents have been purchasing bottled water as tap water is unfit for drinking or preparing food.

At the time of going to press the restrictions had not been lifted Clean water in La Nucía Despite the torrential rain last week, La Nucía mayor Bernabé Cano announced that its new water treatment plant ensured the town's drinking water supply remained 100% safe for consumption. The €1.5 million investment back in 2018 has ensured that there was no turbidity (cloudy brown water) following the heavy rain and the quality was still above the standards required by the health authorities.


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Advice to combat squatting Los Alcázares local police have published advice to holiday homeowners over squatters. A force spokesman explained that squatters mainly target holiday homes with no safety doors. They prefer ground floor apartments, town houses and villas rather than first or second floor apartments. According to the local police, homes with wooden main doors and ‘normal’ locks are easily broken into by squatters, who replace the locks within minutes. The spokesman noted that if the squatters are not using the property as long-term

home or they cannot prove they are actually living there, then the law considers that they have illegally entered the property and committed a crime of forceful entry. “In this case, the squatters are immediately arrested and the owners get their property back,” said the spokesman. However, if they have settled in the property, the homeowner faces a long court procedure to have them evicted. The local police advised homeowners to have a security gate and solid main door installed, an alarm system and to give a copy of

the keys to a friend, a relative or a trustworthy neighbour and ask them to

visit the property on a regular basis. If neighbours hear un-

usual noises in a property, they are advised to call the local police immediately.

Water works on the Benissa calls security summit Mar Menor Streets at Los Urrutias, Los Nietos and Punta Brava will be resurfaced in February, Cartagena’s vice-mayoress Noelia Arroyo has announced. Sra Arroyo pointed out that the area had been seriously damaged by the September floods. The aim is to have the

works completed or close to completion before the Easter holidays in April. She noted that drains in several streets will be replaced by larger pipes and the works are planned to start after the summer. These streets will not be resurfaced at the moment.

Benissa has organised a local security board meeting this Friday to discuss, among other issues, measures to prevent the poisoning of dogs in rural areas of the town. Other matters, such as a general study of citizen security, thefts that have occurred in the Benimarco area and in other urbanisations, issues related to the victims of gender

violence in Benissa and a request for the extension of human resources of Guardia Civil in the town will be discussed. The mayor, Arturo Poquet, has summoned the municipal secretary, Matías Gomis, the subdelegate of the Valencian regional government, Araceli Poblador, the councillor for security, and Ximo Nadal, responsible for policing to the meeting.

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The environmental association ANSE has asked Murcia regional government to reject an appeal over the failed Puertomayor harbour project at La Caleta near the Estacio bridge in La Manga del Mar Menor and to force the company to remove the rotten iron posts at the site. ANSE president Pedro García stressed that the project was deemed illegal by the courts more than 15

years ago and the company was ordered by the regional government to restore the site and dune area in October 2019. However, nothing has been done so far as they keep on appealing. Sr García pointed out that Storm Gloria had proved the important role dunes play to protect the beaches and urged the regional government to launch the restora-

tion project if the company fails to do it. Puertomayor included a marina for 900 yachts, a golf course and a luxury urbanisation in an unspoilt area of dunes. The works were started in 2004 but were stopped in 2005 by the courts following the protests and action from the environmental associations ANSE and Greenpeace.


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Calpe U3A's first 2020 meeting On Thursday, January 16 we had our first meeting of the brand new year. We had a packed meeting at the Sol Ifach Hotel. After it was announced that 13 new members had signed up - big welcome to them - our President Verity Waddell introduced our guest speaker Nancy Appleyard who gave us an amusing and interesting illustrated power point presentation on the subject of the English language entitled ‘It’s english innit?’, from its formation and innuendoes, oxymorons etc, and how the language has

Verity Waddell (l) with Nancy Appleyard

changed in recent times with text speak, lol; emojis and new catch phrases. Beginners Bridge group run by Jim Wainwright takes place at Spassos restaurant La Fossa beach at 7pm on a Wednesday night. If you ever wanted to learn to play bridge this is your chance. more details at the Calpe U3A website www. u3acalpe.org A bodega trip is planned for Saturday March 21 to the Utiel-Requena wine region followed by lunch at the Hotel Tollo in nearby Requena. the cost of the trip is €35. Contact Rod Anderton on tranderton@yahoo.com and you can also see Rod at the Feburary meeting. Our next meeting is on Thursday, February 20 at the Sol Ifach Hotel, Calpe. Doors open 10.00am with time to sign in ;sign up and have a chat with some of the group leaders. The meeting starts at 11.00am with a short report from the group leaders. Our speaker will be John Hopwood who will give us an illustrated talk about ‘The double life and amazing art of Grayson Perry’. All welcome, come and join our happy team for only €10 for the year. More details on the website: travel@u3acalpe.org or send an email to: membership@u3acalpe.org

The English Choir are back and fully charged The English Choir of Teulada Moraira had a very interesting and successful season last year. Their Spring concert took the audience on a nostalgic trip down memory lane featuring numbers made famous by iconic artists from the 50’s and 60’s raised a substantial donation for MABS cancer charities. This was followed by the choirs annual participation in Moraira’s Moors and Christians Fiesta an immensely popular event much enjoyed by the choir members as well as the audience. The Autumn saw the choir embarking on a new and exciting venture by staging a joint concert with the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir .Entitled ‘Friends in Harmony’ the content emphasised songs of friendship and everlasting love and a varied programme was presented. From Mozart and the Beatles on marriage to Burt Bacharach and Carole King on friendship the audience loved it and responded enthusiastically. However, the spectacle of both choirs

coming together for the finale and more than 60 voices ringing out with ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ seemed to be the highlight of the evening for many people. The choirs performed for two nights, which were complete sell outs and thanks to the generosity of all they raised €1,000 for Teulada’s Alzheimers Day Centre. The choir year culminated with their ever popular concert of Christmas music and traditional carols which took place in Moraira’s beautiful parish church. It was a lovely evening in a delightful setting. The choir are now back in rehearsal for their Spring concert which takes place on May 8 and is in celebration of VE Day which took place 75 years ago. More of this when we have completed the program but we will definitely be in party mode and look forward to seeing you there! Just put the date in your diary. For further information about the choir please visit Https:// www.theenglisgchoir.com

Charity fundraisers resting between events Charity fund raisers David and Loraine Whitney are currently resting between events. The Whitneys now fund raise for AFA Alzheimers, a cause very close to their hearts. In a matter of weeks after deciding to support the association they had raised a very acceptable €2,473 for the AFA with the help of Rita and Dave Monaghan of the Marina Bar Calle de las Rosas Torrevieja, (their regular venue for all of their fundraising events). They already have two unique events up their sleeves for this year and through their creativity and popularity they have a very loyal and dedicated

band of followers and supporters for which they are truly grateful. Always inventive and always enthusiastic this pair of O.A.P's will continue fundraising for this appreciative charity and long may they continue to do so.


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MABS in Alfaz

Torrevieja U3A Thursday, January 23 saw a coachload of Torrevieja U3A members taking a ride to Cartagena for a day of sightseeing, shopping, and for some, enjoying a slapup 'menu del día' in one of the group leaders' more popular choice of restaurants. Thankfully the weather had improved considerably from the previous few days and the journey was

made through a dry sunny clime without any holdups. A good day was had by all but it was not long enough for the sightseers to take in more than a few of the attractions. We will probably have to make another visit on another date in the future to try and visit the rest. It was a most enjoyable and interesting day out.

The coffee morning held on Wednesday at the new soon to be open MABS Cancer Support charity shop in Alfaz del Pi had a great turnout. The objective was to invite would-be volunteers to have a look around and chat about what MABS do and how they can be part of the very important team behind the name. President (pictured top left) attended and made a speach about her motivation behind setting up MABS, now in its 21st year and her aspiration going forward. The most important cog in this very finely turned wheel are the volunteers, who give up their time to work in one of the nine charity shops between Oliva and Murcia, for which she, as founder president is truly grateful. Downstairs will be the charity shop, selling furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac whilst upstairs will be the volunteers rest area, adminis-

L-r: Jacqueline Phillips, Irena Bodnarec and Sue Reula

trators office, a counselling suite and therapy room, where a nurse will be able to offer a variety of treatments for cancer patients such as lymphatic drainage, massage and therapy. If you couldn’t attend but would like to find out more then please contact Sue Reula on 664 266 991 or pop into the shop, located next to the Don Dino toy shop. There is plenty of free parking behind the parade of shops in the newly created carpark and the grand opening is schedulled to take place on Monday, February 3. Shop address: Avenida Pais Valencia 9, Alfaz del Pi 03580. For more information please see the website at: www.mabscancer foundation.com

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Freemasons' Burns' night raises money for charity On January 17 2020, Las Salinas Lodge No.79 held an early Burns Night Supper to celebrate the birthday of the well-known Scottish poet, Rabbie Burns' who was born on January 25, 1759. The evening was very well organised by WBro. Clifford Gingell. The celebration was held at the Quesada Bowls Club and more than eighty Masons, their lassies and invited friends of the Lodge attended. The night started with the traditional Selkirk Grace given by the Master of the Lodge, WBro Keith Carter. The haggis was then piped in and the address to the haggis was given by WBro. Clifford Gingell. The feast continued with a tot of whisky followed by the traditional haggis and neeps, then followed by steak pie and dessert. The Immortal Memory was presented by WBro. Frank Wallace. The address to the Lassies was given by WBro John Chandler and a reply was given by the wife of Brother Frank, Mrs. Maggie Wallace. A charity raffle was held which raised just over €400 which will be donated to a Masonic charity at a later date. Music and dancing then continued until well after midnight. The night was enjoyed by everyone. If you should have an interest in Freemasonry, please contact me, WBro William G Turney ProvGCO, by email at prensa@ glpvalencia.com

Oliva U3A gives a little back At our monthly meeting on January 23 we enjoyed a talk by Isabel and Lola from Amunt Contra el Cancer, a charity based in Dénia. Amunt supports people (of whatever nationality) who have cancer in the Marina Alta area. Their motto is ‘Dónde la ley no alcanza y la administración no llega...ahí está AMUNT’ (where the law and admin don’t reach, there is Amunt), and they provide financial, practical and psychological help at a time when people need it most. Amunt (which means ‘upwards’ in Valenciano) was started by four nurses just two years ago and they have already helped over 150 cancer sufferers in dealing with a range of needs from dog walking to shopping to transport to helping with bills to buying wigs – but probably most importantly, just being there to listen and empathise. You can support them by joining as a member for €10 a year. Their dedication and enthusiasm are inspiring. They do not usually cover the Oliva area, but reassured the Oliva U3A that if a member needs their help, they will be there. You can find out more about Amunt Contra el Cancer at www.amuntcontraelcancer.com We are proud that the Oliva U3A has selected them as one of our supported charities for 2020 (in addition to The Franciscan men’s shelter and Funda-

ción Nuestra Señora del Amparo in Gandía and The Masai English School in Tanzania). Group updates Dressmaking/Sewing is a new group starting this month with the help of a local Spanish lady who lives in Oliva Old town. She has offered her house as a meeting place to support members who wish to learn or improve their skills. Card-making is also starting soon. There will be regular workshops for those who wish to drop in for one, or to sign up for a course. The Fishing group has its first official fishing meet in February, anyone interested in joining other avid or beginner fishermen, please contact Paul the group leader (info on group page). To find out more about what the U3A offers its members or how to join: Email Mick Goy, President, on mickgoy1@gmail.com and to find out more about groups or trips: On market days, you will find Angela or Sue in the Tia Chia café at the back of the Municipal Market from 11amnoon. Coffee and Chat: Tuesdays from 11am-noon at The Pannelus cafe, Paseo, Oliva.

U3A Vall Del Pop Talk at the February 2020 General Assembly After the U3A General Assembly on Thursday, February 6 Peter Niessink, a qualified Dutch Podiatrist and Physiotherapist and also an orthopaedic shoe technician and orthopaedic last maker, will be giving our members a talk on his extensive working life experiences around the world. Peter started work (1980 – 1988) as a Physiotherapist in Nigeria, West Africa, for the treatment of leprosy and polio patients. Then from 1988-1989 he worked as a technical manager in Nigeria, Surinam and Turkey to install shoe-work centres in Turkey and Surinam and train local shoemakers in making Protective Footwear for the neuropathic foot. Between 1989-1995 he was a Physiotherapist in a nursing home in Enschede, Netherlands. After qualifying as a Podiatrist in 1995 he worked for 17 years in his private practice and taught podiatry to the Saxion University for 7 years. During this time, he also trained in last making and orthopaedic shoe making (bespoke) and worked for 3 years (2013-2016) in the orthopaedic shoe technology in the Netherlands at AchilleonZorg in Drachten. He has a BSc in Physiotherapy, BSc in Podiatry and diplomas in orthopaedic last making and orthopaedic shoemaking.

In his talk he will discuss: Leprosy in Nigeria, Norway, Nepal and Spain (Fontilles). Neuropathy: Leprosy and Diabetes Mellitus, wound care. Chiropody and podiatry in Spain: home visits, inlays, medical foot care, shoes, fall prevention. Orthopaedic appliances: orthotics, prosthetics and orthopaedic shoes. Rehabilitation after total hip-or knee-replacement. Medifit/HCB Moraira and Benidorm. Travel and working in different cultures: Nigeria, USA, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Surinam, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Turkey and Israel. It sounds as if it will be a fascinating insight into a very varied career in many parts of the world, and with his links in Spain a useful point of contact for those of us in need of specialist leg and foot care. The U3A is all about enjoyment and learning, and this is particularly evident in the U3A Vall del Pop, whose members hold their General Assembly generally, fiestas and holidays permitting, on the first Thursday of each month at the Centre Polivalent in Murla, and have a diverse range of more than thirty groups for the interest of the members. For further information on U3A Vall del Pop check our website www.u3avalldelpop.com.


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Restaurant provides lunch at Reach Out! Monday, January 27 was another first for Reach Out Extienda La Mano. A local restaurant owner, his wife and a small team provided, prepared and served lunch at the Reach Out Comedor. George and Tintin Georgiou who own Restaurant Salt & Pepper in Calle Concordia, Torrevieja, came up with a different idea to help the Charity by donating the food, cooking it and serving it to more than 50 homeless men and women who are currently supported by Reach Out. George and Tintin showed an unselfish and community spirited attitude in their donation, which was enjoyed by everyone. This type of assistance is greatly appreciated by Reach Out

who receive NO government help or subsidies in providing food and help to the homeless community. The EU Foodbank provide a small quantity of items to help give a decent diet to those who have found themselves on hard times here in Torrevieja, but all meals require additional food which is provided from donations. It would be a great advertisement for Torrevieja IF other restaurant owners followed the example of George and Tintin and provide one meal per month for those in need. The President of Reach Out, David Young presented the Salt & Pepper Team with a Certificate of Appreciation and thanked them for a very successful lunch.

U3A Marina Baixa AGM 2020 On Monday, January 27 the U3A Marina Baixa held their AGM at the Forum Mare Nostrum, Alfaz del Pi. With nine new members joining the association at the meeting, plus one visitor, giving a total attendance of 115. There were several presentations at the meeting to retiring committee members, the main one’s being our President, Barrie Price, (pictured) plus Tom Smith, our newsletter editor and webmaster. Barbara Price, our raffle co-ordinator. Many thanks to them all for the hard work and commitment to our association over the years. Following the meeting,

30 of the members went to Restaurant Oasis, La Nucía for a lovely meal. U3A Marina Baixa caters for English speaking people, who are no longer in full-time employment, by providing activities and events, to meet the needs of its members. Weekly and monthly groups meet covering a wide range of activities - contact us to find out more. U3A Marina Baixa holds its general meetings on the

fourth Monday of each month at the Forum Mare Nostrum, Alfaz del Pi. The next Meeting will be on Monday, February 24. Please visit the website www.u3amarinabaixa.com to find out more information there is also a Facebook page. If you do not have internet access please contact their secretary Joan Flint on 966 808 591 or mobile 663 637 167 for more information.

U3A members were brought up to date on changes to existing motoring laws, new laws

that will be coming into effect after BREXIT, and meanings of some road signs.

Torrevieja U3A meeting Monday, January 27 saw the CMO building in Torrevieja filled almost to bursting point with over 360 members attending the first monthly meeting of the year. They were due to be entertained by a display of Flamenco dancing, which unfortunately had to be cancelled at the last minute due to illness. However, they did receive a very interesting and informative talk that was given by Mark from the N332 traffic group.


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Do you know how much your colleagues get paid? Many employees have a quiet word from time to time about their earnings possibly to find out whether they're being paid more or

less than each other. But a new survey suggests that for many people, discussions about pay at work may be a taboo subject

that's often discouraged. Nearly a fifth (18%) of workers have been told they're not allowed to discuss their pay with coworkers, the a survey found. The research also found 50% of workers don't know what senior managers in their organisations are paid, and more than half (53%) say they are not given information about other people's pay in their organisations. Fewer than one in five (18%) report that their workplace has a transparent pay policy, where salary details are available to everyone through an official source, the survey of 2,700 people found. TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady says pay secrecy clauses stop workers from challenging unfair pay, and being more open about pay would help to make workplaces fairer. "Talking about pay can feel a bit uncomfortable, but more openness about wages is essential to building fairer workplaces," says O'Grady.

More than half of parents 'buy items for first-born that aren't necessary' Soon-to-be parents typically spend €1,500 preparing for the arrival of their first child, according to a survey The poll of 2,000 parents of under-fives found more than half (57%) have bought baby goods they ended up not needing. Breast pumps, baby

slings, cot mobiles and pregnancy 'pamper treats', such as toiletries, were among the most common items people did not use, or said they could have done without. The average spend per household on unnecessary items was put at €150.

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14 Events

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love Campoverde Theatre Group is very close to performance dates for their latest supper show, A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, again to be presented at The Olympia Bar and Restaurant at Mil Palmeras on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 20, 21 and 22. The chosen charities for this production will be The Alzheimer’s Association Torrevieja and also the Tasha Appeal to help with the high cost of her continuous care especially following the recent publicity about her needs. The local community has been supporting the ‘Tasha

Appeal’ since the 24 year old was struck down by four separate life threatening conditions. Tasha’s father, Andy Lynch, is desperately trying to raise over €200,000 to get Tasha to the US for specialist treatment for her rare mitochondrial disease. Campoverde Theatre Group’s latest show will take a light heated and comic look at love, following the story of school yard crushes, finding your partner then the reality of living with a partner. Many original sketches highlight some of the issues of living with the person you once

thought was the partner of your dreams. The show progresses to the reality of partnerships in older age. The sketches are linked together with well loved and well known songs which will get everyone humming along with

them. The theme is clearly This Crazy Little Thing Called Love with a clear emphasis on the word Crazy! This should be an evening of fun filled entertainment so book soon and reserve your seats.

Tickets can be reserved by phoning Maureen on 966 789 587 or her mobile which is 603 273 364. Tickets are also available from The Olympia either by calling in or by calling them on 965 320 822.

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Vega Baja Garden Club's next meeting, our first of this year, will be on Monday, February 3 from 2.15pm to 4pm at Bar Trasgu, Formentera del Segura. New members are always welcome, even if you are only here part time. Ideas can be swapped and advice sought for garden-related problems. We would be delighted if there is anyone out there would like to give a talk of around 30 minutes on anything garden-related. We have laptop and

The Evening of Mediumship on February 4 will a be taken by Darren Turner at 7pm. The Divine Service with Mediumship on Sunday, February 9 will be taken by David Darnbrough at 11.30am. For further information: www. spiritualistcentre-benijofar.com Telephone 626 602 904. Email addresses are as follows: phoenixchurch23@gmail.com or info@spiritualistcentre-benijofar.com Identification Fiscal G54713789

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Amata crafts fair invited to Pedreguer's San Blas fiestas In the first week-end in February, Pedreguer will be celebrating its annual San Blas festival. It starts on the afternoon of February 1, with the transfer of the Patron Saint to the chapel at the foot of the hill and continues till late Monday afternoon, when the statue is brought back to the village church. The programme includes processions, fireworks, concerts and dances and this year for the second time the AMATA Arts and Crafts Fair. Well, not really the second time, because last year they had to pack up on the morning of the second day, because strong winds made it impossible, and even dangerous!, to open the stalls. This year they’ll try again, hoping for better weather. The fair will be set up in the Plaza Mayor, next to the church and the old porches where the concerts and dances will be held. There is ample space for the 20 or so craft stalls, the demonstrations and workshops, table games and the old fashioned merry-go-round. Every three years there is a different group of people organising these fiestas and last year’s commission ‘Festes Sant Blai 2017-2019’ decided to include an Amata fair in their programme. The stormy weather was a spoilsport, and the fair was postponed to the end of March. This year there is a new commission and as they liked the high quality of the fair last year, they decided to invite Amata again. This regional craft association makes sure that only real craftsmen and women participate and that everything on sale is made by the participants themselves.

Don't forget today the Roundabout Charity Shop is celebrating another ‘cava and cupcake’ sale to help raise funds for Jávea Red Cross. Everyone is welcome at the shop in Calle Joan Fuster in Javea port today, Wednesday, January 29 to help support the community charity. And there is the added bonus of a selection of marked goods being sold at the special price of €1 each.

Xàbia Book Circle Wide choice Some 20 stalls are expected, each one offering something different, all handmade and guaranteed ‘made in Spain’: spoons and combs made of cow horns, broches made of real orchids or sea shells, colourful beads made on the spot from glass in the flames of a blow torch, and beautifully painted tiles. You can even watch the ceramist painting them. The shoe maker will also be at work on the fair. The main festive day of the fiesta is the day of the Patron Saint, Sant Blas, February 3, and this year it falls on a Monday. As the fiestas last three days, the fair opens on Saturday at 12 noon, till 2pm and then again from 5pm till 9pm. On Sunday and Monday opening times are from 11am till 2pm and then again from 5pm till 8pm or 9pm (depending on the weather). To get an idea of what to expect you can look at photos of last year’s fair at http://www.amata.es/ Pedreguer-2019.html, taking into account that some of the participants will repeat, but there will also be several different stalls. For more information, also in English, you can ring 639 979 678 and any last minute changes will be announced in Facebook : Amigos de Amata. Pedreguer lies in the North of the province of Alicante on the N-332 coastal road - if you come by motorway A7 (since 1 January it’s free!!), take the exit Denia. Every Sunday morning there is a big car boot sale on the industrial estate of the village.

Quiz time at Akira There will be a fun quiz night on Thursday, February 6. at 7.30pm in aid of Akira's animals. Cost of entering is a €10 donation which will includes a buffet supper and there will be a raffle, games and prizes too. It takes place at El Martillo located on Carretera Teulada Moraira, 56 Moraira (Under the Pepe la Sal supermarket). Booking is essential, so please

Roundabout charity shop sale with a tasty twist

contact Christina by emailing her at secretary@akira-animals.com or call 648 853 019. Mark it in your diary

The next Xàbia Book Circle meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 4 at 18.45 in the social Centre in Xàbia. The Annual General Meeting will take place at 18.45, followed at 19.30 by The Influential Iliad, presented by Huw Griffiths “Homer’s Iliad, and its sister epic the Odyssey, are among the great foundation stones of western literature. We will look at them and at their descendants, from ancient times right down to the present day, trying to understand where their power comes from.” As always we welcome contributions from members and

guests and, after the meeting, there is the opportunity to continue an informal discussion over wine and tapas in the cafeteria. We normally meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 18.30 for 18.45 at the Social Centre in Xàbia, close to the car park in the Plaza de la Constitución Española. New members are always welcome. For further information please contact Nina Davies on 96 579 1782 or email: ninamdavies@ yahoo.co.uk You can also visit https://www. xabiabookcircle.com or see Facebook: Xàbia Book Circle

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Tuna fishcakes and spicy salmon fishcakes

Loaded breakfast burritos

Lorna Cooper's recipes By Ella Walker, PA Tuna fishcakes and spicy salmon fishcakes Ingredients (Serves 4) For the tuna fishcakes: 4 spring onions, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 20g butter 800g cooked potato, mashed 100g frozen sweetcorn, thawed 1tsp parsley 2 x 110g tins of tuna, drained Salt and pepper, to season For the salmon fishcakes: 4 spring onions, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed Cooking oil, for frying 500g cooked potato, mashed 1tbsp chilli flakes 1 x 210g tin of salmon, drained Zest of half a lemon Salt and pepper, to season For the prep: 2tbsp plain flour 1 egg, beaten 2tbsp cold water 100g breadcrumbs Cooking oil, for frying Method: 1. Gently fry your spring onions and garlic in oil/butter for two minutes over a

medium heat. Remove from the heat and place in a large bowl, leaving to cool slightly. 2. Once cool, add the rest of the fishcake ingredients. Mix well using your hands, then shape into patties. (You'll do this process separately for both the tuna fishcakes and the salmon fishcakes.) 3. Next, set up your 'fishcake prep line': three bowls, one with flour, the next with egg and cold water and the third with breadcrumbs. 4. Coat the fishcake in plain flour, then dip in the egg. Finally, coat in breadcrumbs. Repeat with the other fishcakes, then chill in the fridge until you're ready to cook. 5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and shallow-fry the fishcakes for four to five minutes per side, until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper, then serve with simple mint or carrot salad. Loaded breakfast burritos Ingredients: (Serves 12) Oil, for frying Slow cooker chocolate cake

2 sausages, removed from their skins 1 onion, diced 1/2 pepper, diced 1 tomato, diced 6 eggs 50ml milk 50g cheese, grated Parsley, chopped 2 cooked potatoes or 1/2 tin, diced 12 wraps Method: 1. Pour a little oil into a frying pan and add the sausages, breaking them up with a wooden spoon (as you would if you were browning mince). 2. Add the diced onion and cook for five minutes. 3. Add the pepper and tomato and cook for a further five minutes. 4. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add the milk. Add this to the sausages and veg, and cook like you would scrambled eggs until the egg has cooked through. 5. Remove from the heat and add the grated cheese and parsley. Stir through the potatoes. 6. Spoon the mixture onto 12 wraps and then either roll or fold them up, ready to eat.

Slow cooker chocolate cake Ingredients (Serves 8) For the cake: 130g plain flour 150g white sugar 3tbsp cocoa powder 2tsp baking powder 1/4tbsp salt 125ml milk 75g butter 2tsp vanilla essence For the topping: 100g caster sugar 100g soft brown sugar 25g cocoa powder 350ml hot water Ice cream or custard to serve Method: 1. To make the cake, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, then make a well in the centre.

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18 Greetings

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Happy birthday

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Have a lovely birthday mum (left), lots of love from daughter Joanna xxxx

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Your stars for next week

Aries

21 Mar - 20 Apr

Taurus

21 Apr - 21 May

Gemini

22 May - 21 Jun

Cancer

22 June - 23 Jul

With communications flowing well, let others know how you are feeling. This is especially important now. In what could be a turning point in a romance, aim to be openhearted. There may be no great leaps forwards. However, steadier progress can mean longer and better outcomes. Your patience is about to be rewarded in an unusual and unexpected way.

Steady progress at work is now better than any giant changes. You have less to prove than you imagine. Continue on your quest and do not let negative comments affect you. Try looking at life in a more practical and simple way. Of course your hopes and dreams will colour the direction you go in. Some backup would be nice though, wouldn't it? Just ask.

Going in the right direction? Good. Just choose your words carefully with work colleagues. Whatever you think, try not to appear over-critical. Although you may not be feeling very sociable this week, take care not to seem rude or abrupt. Lacking patience, you yearn to see the future. Things will happen in their own time. There are no magic potions to be had here.

Mixing business with pleasure gives important contacts right now. Extra social efforts show big dividends. Relax rather than push yourself or anyone else. Some things have a special time and place to emerge. This is one of those times. Patience is not always rewarded in the way that is expected. Be ready to be proved right but wrong at the same time. An exciting weekend ahead.

Leo

Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

24 July - 23 Aug

24 Aug - 23 Sep

24 Sept - 23 Oct

24 Oct - 22 Nov

Think big and big things can happen. The emphasis on balancing the finances this week keeps you one step ahead. Been working hard but feel unappreciated? The silly thing is that often others seem to assume that we know how they feel about us. Often we don't! Flush out the feelings of others by sharing your own. This puts you firmly in charge of where the conversation goes.

Polish off that charm and spread it around a bit. Showing confidence and enthusiasm brings appreciation at work. Recent changes, which you felt were negative, turn out to be a gift. There is nothing to do this week than to adjust, appreciate and enjoy. It is as though someone has flicked a switch in your head. You seem very attractive to others.

Get out and about even if energy is not high. A gentle approach can bring you in contact with someone very special. Yes, the need to please yourself is taking over from the need to please others. Technical and financial matters have their place this week. Deal with them promptly. There is no need to explain yourself to others. You are your own person and determined.

Stimulating conversations and new surroundings throw up possibilities this week. One of those is the chance to meet someone special. Generally progress may be slow, especially at work. Have patience and be willing to be flexible. Of course, you should not give up on something that you care about just to keep the peace. Communicate and hope for better.

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

23 Nov - 21 Dec

It is not a high energy time but there are chances all around you. Lady Luck is putting you in the right place and maybe the right time. Stay aware of your inner thoughts and feelings. They may just be spot on! Avoid closing your mind to all possibilities. An idea that could not work before may now have found its time. Feeling in a tight spot? Step back and wait.

22 Dec - 20 Jan

In a slower-moving week, there is time for romance. Are you finding the one you seek? If not, do something about it. Whatever is urging you to move forward is filled with determination. How will you resist it? Let yourself embrace the future and its technology. The possibilities more than make up for the tedium in getting it right. You are once again a real leader.

21 Jan - 19 Feb

Any slowdown at work gives you the chance to help a colleague. Your reward will come much later. Aim, at this time, to get them more self-reliant. It can be hard to see far into the future at the moment. Stop trying so hard and enjoy what is happening around you. Good news from a friend or colleague gives you the chance to do something really great.

20 Feb - 20 Mar

The closeness that you can now feel with your family has been building up. It will prove to be your best investment. Something that you are apprehensive over will soon pass. Even so it makes you stronger and more optimistic. The company of strangers may not appeal so don't feel guilty about it. Thinking time is more precious than usual, so use it!


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Why fashion has fallen in love with the dark romance trend By Katie Wright, PA It's all about leather, lace and roses this season, says Katie Wright. The most surprising fashion icon referenced on the autumn/winter catwalks? It's got to be Wednesday Addams, whose trademark ebony pigtails and pallid complexion were seen at the Prada show. "There is a dark romance in danger," was one of several quotes used to describe the collection on the brand's Instagram account, and Prada wasn't the only label going goth for AW19. But this trend is about more than just all-black-everything - it's about the juxtaposition of dark and light. At Valentino, black leather cocktail dresses and lace jumpsuits were shown alongside elegant red carpetworthy gowns emblazoned with stylised rose prints.

The Queen of Flowers was a recurring theme throughout fashion week, from the bright silk buds that hung droopily from dresses at Prada, to the sizeable shoulders crafted to look like roses at Alexander McQueen. Black lace was popular at London Fashion Week too. Christopher Kane delivered his usual off-kilter glamour with lace body tops and puff-sleeve dresses, while at Erdem, ladylike silk pencil skirts were given an injection of sex appeal with see-through panels acting as a windowpane for lace tights. Simone Rocha, whose aesthetic most seasons could be described as dark glamour, gave us sumptuous silk dresses, plus mile upon mile of black tulle, and at Shrimps, the Wednesday Addams look continued with floral collared dresses. So how do you take this trend from the runway to real life? One shortcut is to pair a Victoriana-style black dress with a pair of chunky boots, a la the Prada models. Since this trend is about contrasts, try pairing a leather skirt or pinafore dress with a lacy top. Of course, it's going to

involve a lot of black, but you can nod to the designers' rose obsession with hints of fuchsia and petal prints. Likewise, achieve a softer silhouette with a swishy midi skirt. Black pigtails aren't essential to complete the look, nor is an ashen complexion. In fact, a bright red lip is the perfect finishing touch for an outfit that's all about dark drama. Dorothy Perkins black floral print ruffle fit and flare dress, black Amerie heeled ankle boots Wallis petite pink floral ruffle midi dress, nude high leg boots Oasis mesh tulle dress Bonprix ruffle trim pleather dress

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Kidney cancer - symptoms everyone should be aware of By Lisa Salmon, PA With kidney cancer rates rising, an oncologist outlines the warning signs never to ignore. Kidney cancer is on the rise globally and in the UK, yet many people are unaware of the warning signs. To mark Kidney Cancer Awareness Week (February

3-7), the Kidney Cancer UK charity is seeking to help tackle this, by highlighting potential symptoms of the disease and the risk factors that could mean a person's more likely to develop it. It's thought the rise in cases is partly due to lifestyle factors, such as smoking, unhealthy diets and obesity, which are linked to around 42% of kidney cancers. However, wider use of diagnostic imaging techniques (scans) may have contributed to more cancers being detected too. People aged 45-75 are also at higher risk of kidney cancer, as well as those with a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or child) with a history of the disease. Certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease, are also linked with raised risk levels. The disease can often be cured if found early - but as many people are unaware of the symptoms, diagnosis often doesn't occur until the cancer has progressed. And as the kidneys filter waste from the blood, create urine, control blood pressure and create red blood cells, damage to these vital organs can be extremely serious. Here, Dr Ekaterini Boleti, consultant medical oncologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, outlines five of the most common symptoms of kidney cancer... 1. Blood in urine "One of the most common symptoms of kidney cancer is blood in the urine, medically named haematuria. It's not always easy to spot as the blood may not present as red, and can appear in your urine as pink or even brown.

The presence of blood in your urine may also be inconsistent, appearing about every other day. And for some people, the amount of blood will be so small, it can't be detected by the human eye," says Dr Boleti. Remember though - spotting blood in your urine doesn't automatically mean you have cancer, but it is definitely something you want to get checked out quickly. "There are several other more common causes of blood in the urine, including bladder or kidney infections, kidney stones, cysts, or injury to the kidney - it's unlikely that it will be cancer, but you should always see a doctor if you spot blood in your urine," she adds. "If you fall within the atrisk bracket for kidney cancer (i.e. aged over 40, a smoker, overweight, have a family history of the condition and/or have high blood pressure), you should organise a urinalysis (a laboratory test that can help doctors detect any blood in your urine). If you're concerned you're at risk for kidney cancer, you're entitled to a urinalysis test on the NHS, or for a small fee you can order your own online." 2. Anaemia and fatigue "Fatigue is a common symptom of any number of cancers. Of course, busy lives and hectic schedules can cause anyone to feel tired - but cancer fatigue is different from just feeling tired due to lack of sleep. Cancer-related fatigue is persistent and interferes with daily activities. It also tends to intensify as time goes on," says Boleti. "Anaemia is another common symptom of kidney

cancer, meaning many people with the condition will experience a low red blood cell count, and this can also lead to fatigue. Normally functioning kidneys signal to your body to make red blood cells, however cancer can make the kidneys behave differently and interfere with this signalling. Symptoms of anaemia include shortness of breath, dizziness, and pale skin." 3. Abdominal lump "Some people with kidney cancer may notice a lump or a mass in the abdomen, side, or back. This can feel like a hard, thickening or bulging bump under the skin. "Kidney lumps can be hard to feel, especially in the early stages, because the kidneys sit deep in the abdomen. If a lump is discovered, the doctor will likely order diagnostic tests (usually an ultrasound or a CT scan). These tests may help to determine the cause of the lump, but in most cases a biopsy will be required to confirm diagnosis. "It's important to remember that not all lumps are cancer, but it's always important to see a doctor if you're concerned about a new lump anywhere in or on your body." 4. Lower back pain "There are lots of different

reasons why you may be experiencing back pain. One of the less common causes is kidney cancer, but it's always worth having back pain checked out to rule out an underlying problem, and get the right treatment for your symptoms. "Back pain caused by kidney cancer can range from a dull ache to a sharp stab below the ribs on your back, or on one side of your flank," she adds. "The flank is the area between your lower back and the bottom of the backside of your ribs. This may also feel like side pain. "If you experience any sudden pain that's persistent and lasts more than a few days, you should visit a doctor to get to the bottom of it, even though it's unlikely to be cancer." 5. Unexpected weight loss "Unexplained weight loss is another key characteristic of nearly all cancers - so it's definitely a symptom to look out for. In kidney cancer, a lot of people that have the condition will report weight loss. You may also suddenly lose interest in eating, which can contribute to this. "If you're experiencing symptoms of kidney cancer, it's key to see your GP - particularly if you have risk factors for the disease."


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Meningitis Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. It can affect anyone, but is most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults. Meningitis can be very serious if not treated quickly. It can cause life-threatening septicaemia and result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves. Symptoms of meningitis Symptoms of meningitis develop suddenly and can include: A high temperature of 38C or above Vomiting Headache A rash that does not fade when a glass is rolled over it (but this will not always develop) Stiff neck A dislike of bright lights Drowsiness or unresponsiveness Fits The symptoms can appear in any order but, you will not necessarily get all the symptoms.

When to get medical help You should get medical advice as soon as possible if you're concerned that you or your child could have meningitis. Trust your instincts and do not wait until a rash develops. Call 112 for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E immediately if you think you or your child might be seriously ill. Call your Dr for advice if you're not sure if it's anything serious or you think you may have been exposed to someone with meningitis. How meningitis is spread Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Bacterial meningitis is rarer but more serious than viral meningitis. Infections that cause meningitis can be spread through: Sneezing Coughing Kissing

Sharing utensils, cutlery and toothbrushes Meningitis is usually caught from people who carry these viruses or bacteria in their nose or throat but are not unwell themselves. It can also be caught from someone with meningitis, but this is less common. Vaccinations against meningitis Vaccinations offer some protection against certain causes of meningitis. These are given to babies and teenagers. Treatments for meningitis People with suspected meningitis will usually have tests in hospital to confirm the diagnosis and check whether the condition is the result of a viral or bacterial infection. Bacterial meningitis usually needs to be treated in hospital for at least a week. Treatments include: Antibiotics given directly into a vein Fluids given directly into a vein Oxygen through a face mask

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Viral meningitis tends to get better on its own within 7 to 10 days and can often be treated at home. Getting plenty of rest and taking painkillers and antisickness medication can help relieve the symptoms in the meantime. Outlook for meningitis Viral meningitis will usually get better on its own and rarely causes any long-term problems. Most people with bacterial meningitis who are treated quickly will also make a full

recovery, although some are left with serious long-term problems. These can include: Hearing loss or vision loss, which may be partial or total Problems with memory and concentration Recurrent seizures (epilepsy) Co-ordination, movement and balance problems Loss of limbs – amputation of affected limbs is sometimes necessary Overall, it's estimated up to 1 in every 10 cases of bacterial meningitis is fatal.

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


22 Across the Pond

Satellite radio Part 2 - On our recent trip to Tucson, Arizona, Susie and I were looking forward to listening to a recorded book as we made our way westward but rainy, foggy weather meant no distractions from driving and that including listening to an audio book. The rain steadily got worse and by the time we reached St. Louis, the fog had begun to set in along with the rain; by the time we reached Springfield, Missouri with 435 miles under our belt, I had enough driving for that day and we still hadn’t started listening to a book. (1) The following morning, the rain had stopped and we were up early; yesterday’s 435 miles meant that we needed at least 465 miles in order to reach to reach Tucson in 4 days of driving 450 miles a day. Naturally, I was itching to get on the road and beat the morning Springfield traffic but Susie dilly-dallied over her waffle so it was the middle of the rush hour before we got started. (2 A few deep breaths later, we were making our way back out to the Interstate and Susie reached for the radio buttons. “Let’s get that book started.” She said. “Not yet. Let’s get out of this traffic first.” I switched the satellite radio from Willie’s roadhouse to Channel 5, a channel that plays only 1950’s music. As luck would have it, being only a couple of days before the New Year, the station was counting down every song on Billboard Magazine’s top 500 song s of the 1950’s decade and Patti Page was singing number 313. “How much is that doggie in the window, the one with the waggly tale?”(3) A few miles later, when Sheb Wooley began singing about the flying purple people eater, a song that I can’t abide, I switched to Channel 6 where the top 600 songs of the 1960’s were playing. They were about halfway through the list as the Everly Brothers were singing “Cathy’s clown”. We never talked anymore about listening to a book; those 1100 songs entertained us practically all the way to Tucson. Names that I had forgotten all about; Sam Cooke, The Drifters, Johnny Cochran, The Coasters and Gene Vincent dragged memories of long ago out of some dusty storage area in the nether regions of my brain and almost before I knew it, we were in Amarillo, Texas looking for my cousin Randy’s house, having put another 543 miles behind us. Somewhere south of Albuquerque, a song jumped right out of the radio and into the farthest reaches of my brain. “There’s a village, hidden deep in the valley, among the pine trees half forlorn and there on a sunny morning, little Jimmy Brown was born.” A lump began forming in my throat as a group called ‘The Browns’ told us the story of little Jimmy Brown and this feeling that I couldn’t really describe came over me. I can’t say it was a sad feeling; it was more of a wistfulness for something that I couldn’t begin to identify. I tried to think what might have been going on in that part of my life back in 1959 when this song was introduced that might have prompted this wistful thinking. I certainly wasn’t a philosophical or deep thinker back then. In those days, my thoughts ran mostly in the

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On the box The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 6.30pm) Saturday, 1/2/2020 Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo host a dancing contest, featuring performers from a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, street, ballroom, contemporary and disco, competing for a chance to showcase their skills on Strictly Come Dancing and take home the £50,000 prize. After four weeks of tough auditions, the pressure is on for the four Dance Captains, Todrick Hall, Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse, as they each mentor their three chosen acts through the live Challenge Shows.

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category of immediate gratification; meeting girls, keeping gas in my car, having an order of French fries at the Arrow Café and wondering what the odds of Annette Funicello visiting Loogootee, Indiana were. Maybe it was just the song itself that prompted that feeling. It kind of evokes wistfulness; “From the village hidden deep in the valley , one rainy morning dark and gray a soul winged its way to heaven, Jimmy Brown had passed away.” With those words, a light bulb went off in my head. My friends; it was my friends. The Browns were singing about a growing number of my friends and relatives who have gone on to whatever’s next , Hell, it could even be me they could almost be singing about me except that I still have a couple verses to go before they can sing the whole song. “Just a lonely bell was ringing in the little valley town; twas farewell that it was singing to our good ol’ Jimmy Brown.” One of those knots that had taken up residence in my stomach started climbing towards my throat and tiny tears were welling up in the corners of my eyes as images of friends and relatives I have lost along the way floated through my head. I gotta quit listening to the radio. But I didn’t; as we were crossing the Arizona/New Mexico border in the middle of a magnificent desert terrain straight out of a dozen and more cowboy movies, , the radio reached the number 1 song of the 1950’s; ‘Mack the knife’ by Bobby Darin. Kind of fitting in a way. Being a favorite song of mine, it capped off the drive. We still had a couple hundred miles to go but it was too late to start the book. We would just have to listen on the way back. G2 can be reached by email at: Gordongrindstaff@yahoo.com G2 notes: 1: That first 450 miles was chronicled in last week’s column; If you missed it and you have not been to the recycle place in a while, you might want to go out in the garage and fetch it. 2: The word ‘hurry’ is not in Susie’s vocabulary. I watched as she leisurely ate that waffle, taking at least a hundred tiny bites to finish it off and as each morsel entered her mouth, my stomach added one more knot to the growing pile festering down there in my gut.. 3: Try getting that song out of your head after it’s taken up residence in your brain. “How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie's for sale.”

The British Academy Film Awards 2020 (BBC1, 9pm) Sunday, 2/2/2020 When the Bafta nominations were announced last month, they were hit by criticism about the lack of diversity, particularly in the acting categories. But will there be any more controversies after tonight's award ceremony? The Bafta bosses will no doubt be hoping not, but at least they've got a host who should be able to keep the mood light and the ceremony under control - Graham Norton. After all, his chat show has given him extensive experience when it comes to mixing with movie stars. The gritty comic-book origin story Joker leads the field with 11 nominations, while Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood are just behind with 10 each. The big British hope is Sam Mendes' First World War Drama 1917 with nine nominations.

Silent Witness (BBC1, 9pm) Monday, 3/2/2020 Part one of two. Thomas investigates the case of John Sealy, a soldier who died during a military training exercise involving exposure to CS gas. It appears the victim died from an aneurysm, but when Thomas discovers the trace of a possible nerve agent in his system, the man's family are desperate for answers. Was a chemical weapon involved, or is there a more innocent explanation? First of a two-part episode of the crime drama, starring Emilia Fox, David Caves, Richard Lintern and Liz Carr.


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Mammas mia By PDT - information supplied by Maria Bailey and Annette Bowen. It was the name that caught my eye - Knitted Knockers! I had to know more and my friend Lynn gave me a flier and showed me two knitted knockers and explained that they had been invented for those women who have had a mastectomy and were not comfortable with the prosthesis supplied by the hospital. This happened a few years ago in USA and a friend made a knitted prosthesis to fit inside her bra. The lady was so thrilled with her new knocker that she wanted the whole world to share her discovery. That was just the begin-

ning and now Knitted Knockers.org has 500 groups in 30 different countries working independently. The Spanish group was formed in 2015 in Malaga when one of the founders there, Karen, had a mastectomy and was presented with one knitted by her co-founder Maggie from a pattern she discovered on the internet. A year later Maria Bailey based on the Costa joined the ladies in forming Knitted Knockers Costa del Sol. They began attracting volunteer knitters and supporters and to date they have distributed 2,500 knitted knockers. In 2019 an agreement was signed with the AECC, Asociacion Española Contra el

Cancer to provide 500 knitted knockers to hospitals and Cancer Support centres throughout Malaga and then 500 to centres thoughout Andalucia. Forming a link with a Spanish knitting group Malaga Knits the news spread through the Spanish community and attracted volunteers. Beyond the Costa as the association grew volunteers were recruited in other regions including Alicante and involved a change of trading name to Knitted Knockers España. The website and all materials are available in Spanish and English. Most importantly as the association is voluntary and also the knitters, the knockers are

FREE. Making it essential that donations are received to enable the group to continue and expand. As Maria puts it “To think that something so simple to make, taking relatively little time, can make such a difference to how a lady feels is humbling. All knitted knockers are made with love and are seen as a gift from one lady to another” A simple description of the product from the presentation: A knitted knocker is the name given to a hand-knitted prosthesis for ladies who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy as an alternative to those issued by hospitals. It is made in 100% mercerised cotton with non-allergic filling. It is lightweight extremely comfortable and fits into an ordinary bra. Knockers are made by volunteers and are given free of charge to anyone who requests one.

Here on the Costa Blanca there is a group based in Javea. It is run by Annette Bowen and supported by MABS Cancer Support, but she needs more ladies to volunteer to knit. All materials – wool, patterns etc will be provided – all that is required is your time and skill, of what is sadly a diminishing art form! Any volunteers or indeed ladies that would like further information please either call Annette on 634 349 710 or you can send an email to annette.spanishknockers@ gmail.com. Knitted knockers are provided totally free of charge and the group rely on donations to help continue to provide this service. You can also contact Asociacion Knitted Knockers Costa del Sol. (G9358700) through the website: www.kkscostadelsol.org


24 Puzzles

Crossword

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24 One who values Roman coins - and so right he is! (8) Down 1 The policeman and the newspaperman managed together (5) 2 Gave gifts but in the end was in debt (7) 3 Platinum blonde reveals no emotion (4) 4 Clearly at home at the crease (3-3) 5 Guide through the tangled trees (5) 6 Royal permission to teach less than the three Rs? (7) 7 Inept doctor is scruffy in black and white (7) 12/16 Rules bent, that is a way to regain the advantage (4,3,6) 13 Seems like there's a spare coin in change (7) 15/7A Picks a batch left out to go very dark (5,2,5) 16 See 12 17 See 9 Across 19 Horseman gets a written recommendation in addition (5) 1 An instrument of love and honour (4)

Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues Regular clues - the answers are the same. Across Cryptic clues: Across 1 Many having an inclination to domestic work (8) 7 See 15 Down 8 Presumably it measures in feet (9) 9/17D They can be a great comfort to listeners (3,5) 10/13 Lacking resources, like the defeated fighter (4,3,3) 11 The woodworker is a real artist (6) 13 See 10 14 Possibly arm of politician (6) 17 The chap I account to is a madman (6) 18 Just fine! (4) 20 It'll never take off down under, but it has in Brussels (3) 22 The sort of crazy scheme that couldn't be attributed to Alfred (4-5) 23 A weapon for plunder (5)

1 Removing dirt (8) 7 See 15 Down 8 Device for measuring distance walked (9) 9/17D Hearing organ protectors (3,5) 10/13 Destitute (4,3,3) 11 English landscape painter (6) 13 See 10 14 Associate (6) 17 Insane person (6) 18 Pale (4) 20 Flightless bird (3) 22 Not thought out (4-5) 23 Firearm (5) 24 Evaluator (8)

Down 1 Managed (5) 2 Gifted (7) 3 Without sensation (4) 4 Still in (3-3) 5 Guide (5) 6 Contract (7) 7 On paper (7) 12/16 Get your own back (4,3,6) 13 Comes into view (7) 15/7A Extremely dark (5,2,5) 16 See 12 17 See 9 Across 19 Proviso (5) 21 Musical instrument (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 Escaso (6) 4 Vocal (5) 8 Juegos (5) 9 Paciente (7) 10 Aeropuerto (7) 11 Aquí (4) 12 Triste (3) 14 Azul (4) 15 Hormigas (4) 18 Costilla (3) 21 Óxido (4) 23 Árbitro (7) 25 Marineros (7) 26 Taladro (5) 27 Olor (5) 28 Más cercano (6)

Down 1 Señal (6) 2 Almirante (7) 3 Cliente (8) 4 Voto (4) 5 Donde (5) 6 Carta (al correo) (6) 7 Granos (en la piel) (5) 13 Narciso (8) 16 Nabo (7) 17 Patatas fritas (de bolsa) (6) 19 Cepillo (5) 20 Sótano (6) 22 Sonrisa (5) 24 Lana (4)


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APAH

APAD

APASA Born in 2015, JACK was rescued from a facility where dogs are routinely euthanised when he was only 9 months old. He is a big softie, with a great character and a favourite of everyone at the APAH kennels. He has Leishmania, which is easily controlled by medication and shouldn't be a barrier to having a loving home. To meet Jack please call 630 422 563 and 616 210 850.

IRIS, female, Shelter since 08.05.2013. Crossbreed, DOB 15.01.2012 – 52 cm Iris is our super mummy. She was found in a field with her eight big puppies. They were all full of ticks and flees but in good condition and well fed. She had been able to give them all they needed. Iris has a nice face and a strong but agreeable character. She is not really happy here in our shelter as she seemed to have enjoyed the freedom on the street she had before. She has not much interest for the other dogs here but she likes people and their attention. Iris should ideally be kept alone, she listens well, when addressed and her lovely behaviour would be a good basis for her adoption. Tell APASA on 966 463 976

CALLIE is a beautiful senior Labrador mix. She came to APAD along with her brother BRANDY, also a senior dog. They have grown up together and they have always lived together in a house, unfortunately their owner died. She is used to living in a house with a garden and she behaves really well at home and is house trained and friendly. Callie is a senior dog and suffers a lot from stress from the shelter environment. It is heart-breaking, such a friendly senior dog should not be in a shelter, she deserves a warm bed with a loving family so that she can spend her last years in dignity, tranquillity, and peace and surrounded by love. Contact: Tel. 966 427 678, email info@ apad-apad.org or see www.apad-apad.org

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

HERO was brought to Akira nearly two years ago with his mother, sister and brothers. They were all very nervous but we have worked tirelessly with them in preparation for living in a home. There are just two boys left now, Hero and Brave, and this is Hero who is 2 years old. Brave is lucky enough to be going on foster in a few days' time. Hero, although having grown in confidence, is a little nervous

still, so would need an owner who could be patient and continue to build upon the progress already made. Hero has been castrated, vaccinated and chipped and he is able to travel outside of Spain if required. For further information, please phone 657 689 567, email akirashelter@aol.com or visit the shelter to meet the boy. We are open every day from 10am until 3pm.

AMBER is around 6 months old and was found with her mum and siblings hiding under a shed which was about to be knocked down. She is shy when meeting new people and is sterilised. Call: 645 469 253 See website www.petsinspain.com or email info@petsinspain.com

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CANELA D.O.B. January 2018. Canela was rescued from an apartment in Almoradí after her owners went away. She is a very happy affectionate girl who loves children but prefers her own company where other canines are concerned. If you would like to adopt Canela call 600 845 420/610 832 726.

This is beautiful BENJI. After eight years with his owner, he was abandoned at the shelter. Very friendly with people and other dogs, he needs to find a final home. He loves walks and company. Please call Maria Teresa on 677 373 396 or 96 585 62 68 or see the website at www.spapbenidorm.com.

PETRA is a stunning chocolate Podenco, she is 1yr old, passported, chipped and sterilised. Petra is good with other dogs but nervous

of people and children, some TLC and patience will help her overcome this. Phone 650 304 746 or email p.e.p.a.spain@gmail.com


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

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

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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: www.spaincomputers.com

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

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SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Omega 3-6-9 for a cholesterol and joint-conscious diet. 180 caps €9.60 or buy 3+ for €9.00 each. 965 780 425

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Painters

Pools

General

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

COMPLETE PEST CONTROL. Denia to Torrevieja Tel 604 270 676

WELDING REPAIRS GATE Grill Benidorm-Denia 634 098 969

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

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

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

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Animal world

Cars

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

SEARCH USED CAR with span. registration between 5 - 10 years old. Please offer everything. 617 970 272

PLEASE ADOPT A kitten Pluto protectora animales takes care of orphaned and abandoned kittens. After spending a few weeks or months with foster parents, we try placing them in permanent homes. You can choose from many different colours and markings. All are dewormed; also vaccinated for rabies and micro-chipped if older than 3 months. Please call Angelika: 693 704 255 (mobile) or find out more on our website: pluto -protectora-animales-en.org P.E.P.A. (THE HELPING Hands Charity for Animals) Needs Help! By fostering an abandoned dog or spending a few hours each week on our telephone helpline You could help save the lives of many animals. Please telephone: 650 304 746 or 96 283 3325 For more information and to view our animals please browse our website: www.pepaspain.com 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

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Com e to us for your Pre ITV We se rvice a nd ca rry out a ll re pa irs, including pa int a nd bodywork, on e ve ry bra nd of ve hicle Expe rts in ca ra va ns Unbe a ta ble price s!

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SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Visit our website www.spa ma.org and view our new blog atwww.spama-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM! THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to info@cbnews.es HOUSE/PET SITTING .Your house or mine. References 637 160 545

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

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Beauty & Wellness

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Orihuela

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

Benijófar Torrevieja

MURCIA

Orihuela-Costa San Javier

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

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

Desolate image of Llutxent hills after the blaze

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

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Employment

Exc lu sive Ho te l G ro u p is no w re c ruiting British PR/Custo me r Re la tio ns c o up le s fo r its ho te ls in Te ne rife . Exc e lle nt o p p o rtunity fo r ma ture c o up le s. Go o d c o nd itio ns. Ac c o mmo d a tio n p ro vid e d . No e xp e rie nc e re q uire d a s full tra ining g ive n. Imme d ia te a va ila b ility. Se rio us a p p lic a tio ns o nly. Ema il c o nta c t d e ta ils to : j.c a sse @g g ho te ls.ne t o r c a ll o n: 966 423 592

REQUIRED URGENTLY Treasurer for the Royal British Legion, Torrevieja Branch, this is an honorary post. Please contact for further information by telephone to 966 843 400 EXCLUSIVE HOTEL GROUP is now recruiting British PR/Customer Relations couples for its hotels in Tenerife. Excellent opportunity for mature couples. Good conditions. Accommodation provided. No experience required as full training given. Immediate availability. Serious applications only. Email contact details to j.casse@gghotels.net or call on 966 423 592.

Lawyers & Solicitors WWW.IURISUNITED.NET Lawyers. Tax adive and bookkeeping. All Gestoria Services. Experts in Brexit and Residence Permits. NIE Numbers. FREE 1st. consultation. Ask for Oliver: phone 606 051 000 or E-Mail: info@iurisunited.net NIE, RESIDENCIA, CAR IMPORT, holderchange, driving licence, last will / inheritance, assistance purchase / sale properties, insurances, Tel: 965 792 451, more under www.costalevanteservice.com

Properties under 175.000€ FOR SALE SMALL casa independent needs reform 80m casa 350 land near McDonalds Albir 150,000€ No agents 670 330 084 BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR sale 27000sqm Guadalest valley two small cabins, platform (been used for dance/yoga/weekends) 75,000€ contact naturemoves@gmail.com BENIGEMBLA APARTMENT +COMMUNAL pool & terraces. West facing , on the 2nd floor, consists of: Living/dining room with views to the communal pool & mountains, fully fitted American open kitchen, dble bedroom +built-in wardrobes, bathroom master bedroom +fitted wardrobes. Dbleglazed windows, wooden doors, hot/cold aircon in lounge, rollerblinds satellite connection, private parking,a fantastic communal pool with nice terrace. This property is ideal as an investment to rent it out during the summer or to use as a permanent home. Furniture included. 65.000€ Ref-1123 - Telephone: 609 211 710 info@karmaproperties.es

Loans & Finances CASH PAID for gold & luxury watches. Sovereign bought for 320 Euros each (27/01/20) Market leading prices paid. Fully legal. Call v 602 506 390 for a free no obligation quote or visit the web site: www.spanishpawnbrokers.com

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

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 price16,900€ Tel 637161475.

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

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! www.costaimmobilien.com 0034650 873 669 CHARMING VILLAGE HOUSE completely renovated in Castell de Castells. 111 m2 consisting of; Grd Floor:Entrance, dining room + fireplace, fully equipped kitchen +breakfast bar, courtyard & storage. Small lounge +balcony overlooking the courtyard, bathroom & a spacious double room wardrobe & balcony overlooking the main street. 2nd floor. Small lounge, toilet, dble bedroom +wardrobe & balcony & a spacious terrace overlooking the mountains.~ Wooden beams, parquet floor except in the kitchen & bathroom. Double glazed windows & wooden internal woodwork. Original stone walls. Renovated with taste and using good quality materials.Negotiable price Ref-933 100.000€ Telephone: 609 211 710 info@karmaproperties.es

VILLAJOYOSA, PARADISE BEACH, three bedroom, two bathroom apartment, top floor (5th), built 2002. Fully glazed terrace. Unspoilt mountain views. Swimming pool, undercover private parking space. Ideal situation with bus stop below, 10 mins walk tram station. 5 mins. Beach, restaurants, supermarkets. Private sale, furnished reduced to €135,000. Mobile: 670 38 59 54 (English/Spanish). Email: liddellperez@ gmail.com CHARMING VILLAGE HOUSE of over 190 m2 in Vall d’Ebo. Typical Spanish Townhouse totally restored retaining all the charm of yesteryear. Comprises of; hallway, lounge + wood burner, fully fitted old style kitchen, family bathroom & small courtyard. From the lounge, the staircase gives access to 1st floor with a dble bedroom + en-suite toilet, 2nd double bedroom & the master bedroom with window to the street. On the 2nd floor 2 huge empty areas ideal to be converted into a big bedroom with en-suite bathroom, & the roof terrace with views to the mountains. Wooden windows, character floor tiles & wooden beams. An ideal property for the mountain lovers due to the location of the village. 59.000€ Ref - 1094 Tel: 609211710 info@karmaproperties.es

VILLA AS NEW WITH magnificent sea views, Calpe, 220/840 m², 2 sep. apartments, each with 3 beds, 2 bathrooms, living room, 2 barbacoas, pool. Only 349.000 €! 666 481 545.

VILLAMARTIN. South-facing terraced house, 2 bed, bath, WC, large kitchen, furnished, a/c, terrace, seaviews, solarium, central and quiet. 94,900 Euros. Tel. 966 773 985 or 616 939 326 - www.hf-immo.com APARTMENT WITH SEA view, Calpe, 2nd line, arenal beach, very well kept and spacious, 1 sleeper, bathroom, large glazed terrace. 122.000 €!! phone 666 481 545. PRIVATE, FINCA PLOT with wooden house, Guadalest, 11.400m2 flat, great panoramic views (sea, castle, mountains). 85.000 €. phone 654 654 674.

Only one LEFT!!. Brand new ground floor Bungalow, furnished, in Aguas Nuevas area in Torrevieja. All services in vicinity, 5 min. drive to La Mata beach. 157.000€. View on www.ferveya.com. v600 648 318

Properties from 175.000€

WE URGENTLY need houses for existing clients in realistic market prices. Torrevieja area v 600 648 318 www.ferveya.com

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

Long term let MORAIRA LONG TERM 2 bed villa to rent. Unfurnished, Non community, south facing, sunny terrace, sea view, carport, 6 min drive to town, English SAT TV. 775 Euros per month. Tel 634 321 429 RECENTLY REBURISHED. 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 toilet, big fenced in garden near all amenities Panorama La Nucia. Pets welcome. Tel 667 068 523 after 17.00hrs

Commercial units JALON FOR SALE commercial premises 95sq metres 75000€ Tel 665 017 711 / 654 555 951

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. v 625 034 903

Important notice:

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


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