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UK driving licences can be exchanged until the end of this year The Government has confirmed British citizens resident in Spain have until December 31 this year to exchange a UK driving licence for a Spanish equivalent. Late last week, as Britain approached Brexit at midnight on Friday, a controversy sparked over the deadline for licence exchanges. While the Embassy and Consulate calmed down residents saying very little will change this year regarding their rights and obligations, the DGT (Tráfico) website was warning all ex-

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Kids 'Feel the Peace'

Schoolchildren from the CEIP Balcó de Finestrat school marked Day of Peace and

Non-Violence last Thursday. Some read out messages of peace and they formed a

circle in the playground and danced together to ‘Feel the Peace’.

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changes for UK licences to Spanish ones had to be carried out before January 31 (last Friday- Brexit Day). The fact generated confusion and concern among expats, many of whom are still waiting for appointments or are yet to book one. The DGT has now changed the information and confirmed the December 31 deadline at the end of the transition period; the earlier information would only have applied if the UK left without a deal at the end of January. Read more in Costa Blanca News on Friday

The temperature had reached 25ºC at 13.00 yesterday (Tuesday) in some inland towns in the Vega Baja, with Callosa de Segura leading the way. The mercury was expected to go higher in the early afternoon. However, highs are expected to be 10ºC lower today (Wednesday) as more normal winter weather arrives. More on the rollercoaster weather in Friday’s Costa Blanca News.

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Beloved ex-police officer dies while cycling A cyclist aged died on Thursday after collapsing on a road in the outskirts of Algorfa, reported the Guardia Civil traffic department. They indicated that an autopsy will determine the cause of death but said first impressions indicate that it many have been natural, and pointed out that no other vehicle was involved. The emergency services were alerted that the cyclist had fallen at about 11.30 and sent an urgent (SAMU) ambulance with a doctor as well as a basic life support one but the man was already dead when they arrived. He was identified by Dolores local police as José Antonio Sánchez Lorenzo, a recently retired officer who had served in the municipality for his entire career.

The force expressed their grief at his passing, and the post on their Facebook page was inundated with hundreds of comments from people praising his professionalism and offering their condolences to his family. Mayor said it had been the worst news since he took office and noted that cycling had been Sr Sánchez’s passion and he had been looking forward to retirement so he could go out riding every day. He added that Sr Sánchez had been a friend of Dolores and they are ‘destroyed’ by this ‘great loss’.

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Benidorm tells potential British customers its beaches are OK A joint marketing campaign is being launched by Visit Benidorm and the Tourism department of the Valencia region, specifically to let Brits know that Benidorm’s beaches are 100% up and running following the devastation caused in some parts by Storm Gloria. The Director General of Tourism, Herick Campos came down to Benidorm, where he met with the mayor Toni Perez and saw first hand that the three beaches are ready and clean, with lifeguards and first aiders on hand. The campaign has a budget of €22,000 and targeted specifically in the UK which last year saw 4.8M Brits, 41.3% of the tourist market in Benidorm.

Treasury council steps down Torrevieja’s councillor for the treasury de Vicente Chazarra Gil has stood down from his position on the council. Sr Chazarra gave a press conference with Partido Popular (PP) mayor Eduardo Dolón to explain his position. He noted that he had taken the decision for health reasons and ‘due to medical advice he had not choice’. The now former councillor thanked the mayor for the ‘confidence’ that the local party has shown in him. Sr Chazzaro had run one of the most important departments at Torrevieja town hall since June last year.

He will be replaced on the council by Domingo Paredes, who currently runs the Joaquín Chapaprieta cultural institute.

Sr Dolón has not said whether the change in personel will lead to a reshuffle in positions on the council.


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Seafront to be repaired by Easter Calpe council has promised to repair the damaged promenades caused by storm Gloria in time for the Easter holidays. The town hall will also address a beachfront remodelling project based on a study on the consequences of climate change on the beaches, currently being carried out by the Institute of Coastal Ecology. The repairs and timescale were decided at a meeting in which municipal technicians and officials decided the immediate actions required in relation to the damage caused by the storm. It was also determined to utilise a special budget to deal with the damages caused. Along with this, the council will receive subsidies authorised for affected towns from both the central gov-

ernment and from the Valencia regional government. Calpe town hall has sent a letter to Valencia with the economic estimate of the damages prepared by the municipal technicians. The damages to the promenades are valued at €1,340,000, the repair of the stabilisation of the walls at €1,100,000 and damage to the beaches are valued at about €1,000,000. “For now, we are going to repair the promenades as soon as possible, so that they are ready during Holy Week and we will calmly address the remodelling project of the promenade, taking into account the effects of climate change on our coast and thus avoid damage like the one we just experienced”, said Ana Sala, mayoress of Calpe.

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Exciting news for your favourite free read Great Britain's leaving the EU on Friday marked the dawn of a new era for expats in Spain. Although little will change in their every day life until January 1, 2021, the Post team believes this new era for the majority of its readers merits a new dawn for their favourite weekly free read. We have very exciting news for all of you, so please turn to page 8 to see what you can expect to see in these pages from next week.

Selfie madness National Police arrested a British man, who has been named on social media as Ryan Derrick on Sunday afternoon after he was found to be scaling a residential building on Avenida Alfonso Puchades in Benidorm. He appears to have done it for ‘a thrill’ and planned the escapade as he recorded the entire event on a Go-Pro camera attached to a helmet which he then uploaded to his Instagram account - #the littlenuisance, which has since been taken down. The filming continued when he was in the back of the police car and the thrill seeker found the situation incredibly amusing, exclaiming “they got my Go- Pro, I really hope they don't delete the footage as its quite funny”. Virtually everyone has criticised his dangerous and incredibly stupid actions but at the moment there is no information as to whether he will be fined or charged with any offence.

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Sewage plant nature reserve idea The sewage treatment plant (EDAR) in Santa Pola could be turned into a micro-reserve to protect an aquatic plant that is in danger of extinction, ecologists have suggested. Between September 2016 and October 2018, the association friends of the south Alicante wetlands (AHSA) compiled an inventory of bird species in the water regulation pools at the EDAR, finding 57 including water birds

and birds of prey. They also discovered a colony of ceratophyllum submersum growing there, a plant which is only found in three places in the Valencia region Technicians from the regional government’s fish farming research centre in El Palmar took some samples in order to ensure the survival of the species. The AHSA pointed out that regional legislation allows for

micro-reserves to be set up to protect species of flora, and claimed that they have been a decisive factor in saving numerous threatened or native species. This artificial wetland also has great ornithological value, assured the ecologists, and this particular EDAR is very effective at treating the waste water of Santa Pola, especially compared to the deficiencies of many others in Alicante province.

Tactical team talk at Fitur Councillors presented a united front at one of the world’s largest tourism fairs as they discussed measures to protect the posidonia oceanica sea grass. The banks of the grass off the Mediterranean coast are vital to the eco-system under the waves and Jávea’s councillor for tourism Antonio Miragall met with the president of the Formentera council Alejandra Ferrer and the head of the island’s tourist authority. They used Fitur in Madrid to discuss tactics as they call for the protecting of the vulnerable banks of posidonia and sustainable tourism at both destinations. A delegation from Jávea joined the Costa Blanca exhibition at Fitur, the international fair celebrating its

40th anniversary and attracting over a quarter of a

million visitors from around the globe.

Abandoned animal recovery contract signed in Alfaz Alfaz town hall have signed a 2-year contract with Animales y Mascotas S.L.U for the rescue and collection of lost and abandoned animals in Alfaz. Local police will accompany the callouts and be on hand to scan any microchips. Owners will be contacted where successful otherwise the cat or dog will be taken to the pound in Benidorm, with whom Alfaz have an agreement.

The rescue service is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Last year 91 animals were ciollected of which sadly 85 ended up being taken to the pound because the owners could not be identified. The Department of Health would like to remind dog owners that their pets must be registered on the town hall census – not only those classified as dangerous breeds.

Environmental Cleaning Day This Saturday, February 8, La Nucía have organised a clean-up day specifically targeting the network trails between the sports centre and CEM Captivador, which will be busy the following day for the annual Cancer Walk. Organised by FOBESA, the company responsible for the towns cleaning and rubbish collection in collaboration with the Department of Sport, Orientation Club and Volunteering Association, the day is aimed at encouraging ‘plogging’ – participating in sport whilst cleaning the environment! Those wishing to participate are requested to pre-

register either at the sports centre or by email: estadi camilocano@gmail.com. The meet point is the car

park of the Estadi Olímpic at 10am. Last year 200kg of plastic and waste was collected.

Scaffolding plunge A construction worker was injured after falling several metres from scaffolding on a building site in Elche on Thursday. The accident happened at about 18.00 on Calle José Mas Esteve, where an emergency ambulance

(SAMU) medical team treated the 43-year-old for multiple injuries, including several fractures. He was taken to Elche General hospital for treatment and an investigation has been launched to determine why he fell.


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Where there’s a weed, there’s a way A pioneering environmental project to protect La Manga del Mar Menor’s beaches from erosion due to sea storms is being carried out at Galúa beach by the council. It will take advantage of the huge amounts of seaweed deposited on the shore to build up natural barriers.

The sea grass was ripped from the seafloor during Storm Gloria last month. Councillor for beaches Maria Casajús pointed out that the national coast department has given the goahead for the project, which will continue through the winter.

The aim is to create a natural barrier to reduce erosion and a natural network for the sand to accumulate and restore the beach. The works have also helped council workers to remove all waste and plastic from the beach, which was also washed up during the storm.

Police arrest two fake gas inspectors Two Spanish men, aged 37 and 49 were arrested and charged with carrying out long-term fraud by posing as gas inspectors. Alcoy National Police started to investigate after receiving several complaints in a week regarding two people posing as gas inspectors. The modus operandi in this type of scam is always the same. The fraudsters usually work in pairs, pretending to be from a bona fide gas company. They wear uniforms with fake logos that make them look like real inspectors. They access apartment blocks or urbanisations and contact residents trying to convince them to allow them into their homes to carry out a required inspection on their gas installations. Once inside, they pretend to carry out the checks, and replace cylinder heads

and rubber tubing that have nothing wrong with them and then charge a ridiculous amount, well above the market value, for the replacement parts and their services. To carry out their fraud successfully they usually chose elderly victims who were easily convinced to let them in. This way, the pair had managed to defraud more than €600 from their victims. After making inquiries, the investigating officers managed to identify the alleged perpetrators, and proceeded to arrest them.


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Mayor confirms beer Planting fest move The organisers of the large ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival that has traditionally been held in Calpe have officially confirmed it will take place in La Nucía this year. Organised by the Creativ Club Association of Calpe, Gabriele Schäfer, President, attended a press conference in La Nucía which was attended by Bernabé Cano, Mayor of La Nucía and Jessica Gommans, Councillor for Foreign Residents. The Beer Festival will take place October 1-12 in a giant tent located in the carpark of the new Olympic

Stadium of the Camilo Cano sports complex. As well as traditional German beer there will be a selection of typical food such as pork knuckle, Sauerkraut and sausages and live music from German folk groups. They estimate that 18,000 litres of beer will be served throughout the 12 days and that in the region of 35,000 people will visit. The town hall and organisers will collaborate with the local bus companies to put on special services throughout the event.

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Around 500 school children took part in a tree planting initiative in the Alfonso XIII park in Guardamar del Segura on Friday. The pupils were from the Molivent, Reyes Católicos and Dama de Guardamar primary schools. They helped to plant different species of pine trees and native shrubs and herbs such as rosemary

and the mastic tree. Mayor José Luis Sáez said this will help to increase the importance of one of the green lungs of the town. He added that a total 1,200 trees and shrubs will be planted in the lead up to world tree day on February

9, when residents will be invited to take part in another planting event in the pine forest. Sr Sáez noted that a regional government project is seeing the ‘neglected’ pine forest in the dunes restored to its former glory.

Mobile phones top customer moans The Guardamar del Segura municipal consumer office (OMIC) has revealed that 43% of the 93 complaints it received last year were related to telephony services. The sectors with the next highest numbers of complaints were insurance with 8%, electricity 5% and transport 4%. The reasons for the complaints were predominantly bad service (33%) and abusive prices (28%). Of the total, 62% were resolved by mediation, 32% are still being dealt with and 4% were dismissed. Councillor for commerce Gisela Teva said the OMIC has worked well since it was set up in January 2017 because it tries to offer people in-

formation or guidance, or acts as an intermediary to guarantee their rights. It is there to attend to the needs of the public and transmit these by lodging complaints, she explained. During 2020, the OMIC will put on training courses, particularly for more vulnerable social groups, about different matters and problems that come up, especially to do with telephony, so that customers ‘know how they have to respond to these situations and what they have to do when they happen’. For further information email omicguardamardelsegura@gmail.com or visit the office on the ground floor of the town hall which opens Monday to Friday, 09.00-14.00.


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School protest continues Classic beauties Parents have now been protesting every week day for last three months outside the Baia primary school in Torrevieja. They are calling for the regional government to give them a date for the construction of a proper bricks and mortar school to replace the temporary classrooms at the site. Members of the local parents’ association explained that the prefabricated classrooms are not adequate for their children and they

are freezing cold in winter and too hot in summer. Also, during episodes of heavy rain the headmaster is forced to cancel classes and send the pupils home. They noted that they want a ‘worthy’ school in which their children can be educated properly. The parents’ association has vowed to continue with the protest until they receive assurances from the regional education department.

Last weekend the Alfaz ‘Los Antiguos’ European Car Club organised the second Classic Car gathering, using Albir as their base. The majority of cars were Seat 600 models, in a variety of colours but all in pristine condition. On Saturday they drove off in convoy, heading out to Villajoyosa, where they visited the Valor chocolate factory and museum. They returned back to Albir for lunch, parking in the main carpark, enabling many to come and admire the cars and take photographs In the evening they all enjoyed a special re-

ception at the Hotel Sun Palace, with dinner, live music and dance. On Sunday morning they were taken on a guided walk to what is undoubtedly Albir’s most visited landmark – the El Faro lighthouse followed by lunch to round off an enjoyable weekend.

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A new era, a new Weekly Post This year marks the beginning of a new era for British expats on the Costa and it’s only fitting that your favourite free read meets the challenge. Since it was first launched in 1987 the Weekly Post has endeavoured to bring you news and advice on living in Spain along with a variety of entertaining articles and topics. We have a proud history as part of the Costa News group, which was established nearly 50 years ago.

Our most precious assets, our readers and advertisers, have been very satisfied with our products for decades and have always welcomed new developments and changes, such as the decision to relaunch The Post as a free publication in 2005. The need to constantly improve, offer new sections and a wider variety of subjects – added to the challenges of a competitive market and the dawn of the Brexit era – now bring us to a new step we are sure you will

all enjoy and benefit from. From next week, we will be joining forces with another popular free publication on the Costa Blanca: The Weekender. Both our publications thrive on the real community spirit among expats from Gandía to La Manga thanks to having reporters in many areas. Our goals are the same, so it only makes sense that we come together and provide our readers with an improved edition with all the favourite sections from

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A weight problem solved! HELP on hearing from Maria Teresa Lopez Arevelo that the Dialysis Department in the Hospital, Marina Salud needed a special floor scale mat, contacted Cancer Care and the Masonic Home of Valencia to make a shared purchase for the hospital's nefrology deaprtment. This scale enables the medi-

cal staff to weigh the patients in hospital beds without having to remove them from the bed to a hoist and then into a wheelchair for the sole purpose of being weighed before receiving dialysis. The patients suffer terribly and it is an anxious time for the nurses and auxiliaries having to move them from bed into a

hoist then into a wheelchair onto the scale and then back again into the bed. This scale enables the bed to be rolled onto the large floor mat and weighed and then the patient can be hooked up straight away for their dialysis (see left photo). Paquita Crespo gave her permission to be photographed and she told us how thankful she was to us for not having to suffer the pain of being moved from her bed to be weighed. She receives dialysis three days a week. Alicia Rodriguez Molina, the staff nurse and nurse Gloria Salort Orpi explained they they have 20 beds and work with about 84 patients a day Monday to Saturday. They thanked the charities and expressed how much of a benefit this has

L-r: Nurse, Gloria Salort, Staff Nurse, Alicia Rodriguez, Jenny Hart Pres Masonic Home, Candida Wright Pres HELP of Marina Alta, Joyce Glenn Pres Cancer Care Javea, Maria Teresa Lopez Administrator Marina Salud

been for the patients and themselves. The scale (pictured above) cost €3,000 between three charities, so a job well done. The HELP desk can be found in the main entrance hall of the hospital and Cancer Care have nurses visiting the

hospital oncology department too. HELP, President Candida Wright, Cancer Care President, Joyce Glenn and The Masonic Home Of Valencia, President, Jenny Hart said their charities were delighted to be able help so many people on dialysis.

Another double! Last week Gary Burr, founder of Giving4Giving made two €1,000 donations. The first was presented to Sue Reula, Director CB South and Irena Bodnarec Director CB North of MABS Cancer Support Foundacion. Gary popped into the soon to be open new charity shop in Alfaz del Pi, wishing them luck in their newest outlet. The second donation was made to Maria Botella, President of Anemona, a local breast cancer organisation. The grand total donated by G4G to charities and good causes now stands at €162,000.

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U3A Vall Del Pop – photography group go fishin’

Our first field trip of the new year, and a very interesting one. On the positive side, nobody got lost or left behind, eaten by a shark or fell into a tank...but the photography was a bit of a challenge to say the least! 'Leader for the day' David decided we could ‘do our own thing’ and split up, meeting at 6pm when the place closed. During the afternoon, lone group members could be seen lurking in dark corners muttering and swearing as their Canons refused to fire, and their prey was elusive. Most of us expected a brightly lit array of tanks full of technicolour fish. Not so. Dim lighting, dark tanks, with small spotlights in the roof... difficult getting good shark tummy shots as they glided overhead. The jellyfish were easier, as they performed a beautiful ballet in well-lit tanks, with their trailing tentacles and translucent umbrella-like domes. The vast majority of visitors were shooting with smartphones—and looking over shoulders, they seemed to be getting incredibly good sharp and bright photos while we struggled with sluggish shutters and irri-

table battery syndrome. Lots of the rays were lying at the bottom of the tanks shuffling down into the sand; getting down on knees to photograph them was easy enough...but getting back up, with a heavy camera bag was another matter. The giant tortoises were hiding in their ‘dens’ under heat lamps, and who could blame them? They are supposed to be in the warm Seychelles! The bird aviary was a welcome change easy photography in daylight with the birds posing prettily. All in all, a worthwhile visit despite the technical challenges and the amount of walking we did in four hours! 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.

Churchill: V for Victory in Jávea A standing ovation was deservedly enjoyed by actor Pip Utton after he turned the spotlight on Sir Winston Churchill and promptly dissected his character - the good, bad and the ugly. A one-man performance and penned by the actor, the show ‘Churchill’ was brought to the Costa Blanca by Javea Players and proved to be a reminder the gold standard of theatre in the UK. The skill and versatility of Utton can only be admired he also did three nights of alternative show ‘Einstein’ in Jávea - and has a back catalogue of these gems focussing from the likes of Margaret Thatcher to Adolph Hitler. And taking a look at the character behind the V for Victory salute during the dark days of the Second World War and the man voted the greatest Briton of all time proved to be an entertaining evening at the Jávea Players’ Studio Theatre. The show varied every night, like stand-up comedy there is interaction with the audiences, and it makes the show a

lucky bag of entertainment with generous helpings of drama and laughs. Utton brings the wartime speeches, the witty put downs, the taste for whisky, champers and cigars to life. He also underlines the vanity and frailties of Churchill; and offers a glimpse the politician, artist, Nobel Prize winner and a fellow human being. Great night out and please Jávea Players, get him back. One reviewer described Utton (like Churchill himself) as a “national treasure” - a real two for one bargain! Read the full review by Jack Troughton in Friday's Costa Blanca News,

POINTS BASED DRIVING LICENCE VALID DRIVING LICENCE

You can legally drive in Spain with your existing driving licence for the first 2 years of residence, but after 6 months you must register your details with the provincial traffic authorities. After 2 years, you must obtain a Spanish driving licence or face a €200 fine. At the time of publishing this article, UK nationals can exchange their UK driving licence for a Spanish driving licence. However, with the Brexit process, we recommend you stay up to date via the gov.uk website. Driving licences need to be renewed every 10 years up to the age of 65, and then every 5 years..

POINTS BASED SYSTEM

Spain has a driving licence points system. Drivers start with 12 points and can lose points for fines depending on the severity of the offence. Once you lose all 12 points, you lose your licence for 6 months. A traffic offence can be between 2 – 6 points, with a maximum of 8 points in one day. If an offence is severe, it may result in the temporary loss of licence. Keeping all your points will help reduce your vehicle insurance premiums. Some of the offences where points are lost; driving while using a mobile phone or over the legal alcohol limit is 6 points. Whilst driving without a seatbelt is 3 points..

FULL LOSS OF POINTS

IIf you lose all your points, you will need to complete a road awareness course of a total of 24 hours that can be attended over your 6-12 month ban period. And sit a driving theory test. You can check how many points you have by going to the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) website, and create a password. If you would like some further assistance on this matter, please call our English speaking customer service on 902 325 325.

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Calpe U3A’s men’s dining group The gentlemen’s dining group of the Calpe U3A met for the first time in 2020 at the Asiatic restaurant Suvashi on January 30 for a relaxed evening of good food and gentle banter. This month, with many still absent after the Christmas festivities, the group comprised of just ten happy souls! Volunteers were forthcoming to organise events for later in the year and the evening ended on a positive note. The gentlemen of the Calpe U3A men’s dining group meet on the last Thursday of the month at a local restaurant on a recommendation from other members. If you would like to join the men’s dining group contact Pam Phakey by email at:

groupscoordinator@u3acalpe.org Our next meeting is on Thursday February 20 when our speaker will be John Hopwood who will give us a talk about ‘The double life and amazing art of Grayson Perry’. John’s talks in the past were very interesting and amusing (The history of FW Woolworths and the history of the bicycle). Doors open 10am for signing in and meeting group leaders. The meeting starts at 11.00am at Sol Ifach Hotel Calpe. Please check the website for more information on day trips short holidays and all our groups. Website: www.u3acalpe. org

Help International Benidorm enjoy some lunch Members of Help International Benidorm enjoying lunch at Mitico Restaurant La Cala. Help International Benidorm meets every Thursday 10.30am for coffee meeting start at 11am at

the Social Centre Jose llorca, Lineres C/Goya 03502 For more information contact the secretary at sechelpbenidorm@outlook.com All members welcome.

A permanent commitment to fight cancer By PDT With World Cancer Day observed yesterday, February 4, for many associations in our area concerned with caring for residents with cancer it was a time to take stock. Great advances have been made in oncology and perhaps even more in the region with thanks to MABS, Anemona, Aspanion, APAMM, Cancer Care Javea and of course the AECC. The AECC – the Spanish National Cancer Association was founded in 1953 the oldest and biggest charity in Spain. Now with 52 provincial offices and 2000 local centres they are at the very heart of the fight against cancer. When AECC began it was because the founders considered there were not enough services offered by the public health system so they began with oncology treatments building up regional health centres and the next decade saw the setting up of early detection services, psychological support , health education and palliative care and then into the 21st century with dispensation of more information, comprehensive care including social and voluntary service, psychological help and most importantly research. The association believes that 7 in 10 cases could be prevented and they work on many levels to provide information and knowledge to the public.

AECC runs campaigns of health education, how to stop smoking, skin cancer prevention and encouraging men and women to have regular checks for breast, cervical, colon and prostate cancer as part of their belief in the ‘early warning system’. The Scientific Foundation of the association manages the funds that they devote to research. Since 2013, 70 million euros has been provided for research and 380 projects to investigate prevention, and they have established 30 research centres in 30 provinces. Thanks to investigation survival rates have increased by 20% in the last 20 years. Investigation, research, say AECC is the engine to achieve cancer as an illness that is preventable, curable or containable. All the organisations devoted to cancer care and support for patients and their families are non-profitmaking and reliant on donations and the help of volunteers. Virtually everyone you meet has experience of the disease, personally or through family members and friends. You as a member of the public can join the fight and help to provide the resources by supporting fundraising campaigns, donations, and/or volunteering. Offer your help to at least one of the local cancer support organisations.

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First social muster of the year for the Royal Navy Association Torrevieja Branch Wow! What a start to the year with 40 members and guests making their way to Restaurante Rendezvous in Urb. Altos del Limonar, Torrevieja for a fabulous menu del día on Wednesday, January 22. It is indicative of the resilience of the members and their partners and their service background for them not to miss out on a chance to ‘chat’ and enjoy some good ‘scran’ (Royal

Naval Term for Meal/Food) in spite of the ‘topsy turvy weather’. The members are all ‘wingers’ (friends) regardless of which discipline of the ‘Grey Funnel Line’ (Royal Navy) they are from such as the ‘Greeny’ who lights the way (An Electrician), ‘Dabtoe’ who keep everything ship shape (Seaman or Ops Branch), ‘Jack Dusty’ supplying the vitals (Naval Store Rating), ‘Clanky’ who keep

What's missing from Moraira market? The observant among you who regularly go to the Moraira market on Fridays may have noticed something missing? - the Lions book stall. The Lions have run an English language book stall in the market for many years, but the difficult decision was made to stop this at the end of last year. Not only did the stall supply reading material to many in the English speaking community both ex-pats and holiday makers - it also offered newcomers somewhere to ask all their questions about life here as most of the Lions team have many years' experience of living here. The book stall placed a lot

of demands on the Teulada Moraira lions, including the lifting and transporting of the books to and from the market and it was this that finally persuaded the team to stop the stall. Books are still available in the Lions Den shop situated a couple of doors away from Letters R Us and beneath the Pepe La Sal supermarket where there are always really helpful volunteers. If you have any spare time and would like to get involved in the really worthwhile activities of the local Lions group, please visit our website www.tmlions.com where there is more information, or pop into the Lions Den and speak to any of the staff there.

the machinery running (Marine Engineer), ‘Club Swinger’ who try to keep us fit (PT Instructor), Chippy’ who whittle the timber and keep us afloat (Shipwright), ‘Crumb Duster’ who dress the tables with the eating irons (Steward), ‘Wafu’ who keep the planes flying (Fleet Air Arm), ‘Bootneck’ who protect us from foe (Royal Marine) and ‘Sun Dodger’ who surface from time to time to join the throng (Sub-

mariner), to name just a few. The consensus of the branch members is that it’s ‘full steam ahead’ to the exhilarating variety of forthcoming social events in the year ahead. You can participate in this harmony even if you have no military background, so why not contact us and find out more, we look forward to hearing from you. Or see more about the Royal Naval Association Tor-

revieja Branch at their website www.rnatorrevieja.com The Royal Naval Association Torrevieja Branch welcome military and non-military personnel into our socially friendly and engaging organisation, contact: Chairman, Paul Edwards on 618 644 934, Membership Secretary, Danny Kay on 96 671 6274 or email rosendanes@ yahoo.co.uk or the Secretary, Margaret Forshaw on 96 692 1996.

CBMW enjoy the outdoors After a cool blustery start on Saturday the Costa Blanca mountain walkers enjoyed three varied walks returning in glorious sunshine and warm temperatures. Fifteen walkers chose the moderate walk along part of the Baranco de la Encantada via Ermita de Santo Cristo circuit. The most popular walk of the day was Serrellas Circuit with 47 walkers opting for this walk through delightful countryside, up the Azagador de Seldetes ridge on to the upper plateau and then to the summit. A further 15 energetic walkers chose the very strenuous walk from Bolulla castle to the stunning summit of Aixorta with fabulous views along the way. Please check our website www.cbmwalkers.org to find out more about our group and look at our programme that runs from October to May. There are at least three walk every Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 10am. We hope you will join us and share our love of walking in the beautiful mountains of the Costa Blanca.

For those preferring to walk independently then visit our other website: www.walksinspain.org which is dedicated to providing walking routes in the

Costa Blanca and other areas of Spain with detailed descriptions, maps and GPS co-ordinates which can be downloaded and printed.


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Retirement finances: ten tips if you're retiring in 2020 There's lots to consider when preparing financially for retirement. Vicky Shaw seeks some expert advice. For some workers, 2020 will be a milestone year - not just as it marks the start of a new decade, but because it's the year they finally retire. Whether you're excited or daunted by the prospect, if you have a defined contribution (DC) pension, there may be several options to weigh up when making decisions about your retirement income. To help with the transition towards retirement, WEALTH at Work shares the following 10 tips... 1. Pensions are not the only source of income in retirement When it comes to retirement, there are many assets, such as Isas, shares and general savings, which can be used as potential sources of income in addition to your pensions. It is beneficial to work out which assets you have, what they are all worth, and the best way to use them to make sure you are not paying unnecessary tax.

2. Consider how much you may need in retirement Work out how much income you are going to need in retirement, including essential income to meet your day-to-day living expenses such as household bills, and discretionary income for holidays and hobbies. Don't presume it is the same as your salary. It may be possible to have the same disposable income in retirement as when you were working, even if your pension income is less than half your salary. This is because when you retire, you may be paying less income tax, loans such as mortgages may have been paid off, and children are more likely to be financially independent. 3. Think about how to access your pension income If you have a DC pension, there are different ways to access your savings. This could be through income drawdown, buying an annuity (a regular retirement income), taking it as a cash lump sum, or a combination of these options.

Help and support is available to help you understand which might be best for you. Speak to your employer about any support that they provide, such as financial education and/or access to regulated financial advice. You can also receive free and impartial guidance from Pension Wise (pensionwise.gov.uk). 4. Shop around Make sure that you shop around before you purchase any retirement products. It is important to not only check fees, but make sure it suits your needs, and that you can withdraw cash as and when you want it, and for as long as you need it. 5. Don't pay unnecessary tax Generally, the first 25% of a DC pension is tax-free and the remaining 75% is taxed as earned income. But some people may find themselves paying more tax than they need to. For example, some people may have taken their pension as a cash lump sum, not realising that it made them a higher rate taxpayer. People's circumstances vary, but it may be more tax

advantageous to take income from your non-pension savings first. You may be better off taking a smaller amount each year from your pension and topping it up with withdrawals from your Isa. 6. Can you really afford to retire right now? Do you have enough put aside to be able to afford to retire, or do you need to work a little longer, or perhaps part-time? Research suggests many people live longer than they expect they will, so keep this in mind when doing your sums. Some people may live for 20-30 years beyond state pension age. 7. Make sure your pension beneficiary details are upto-date Ensure everything is in order as you would wish it to be. 8. Regulated financial advice can be an investment An adviser will look at all of your assets, work out the most tax efficient way for you

to fund your retirement and then put a bespoke plan in place for you, which will support you throughout retirement. 9. Protect yourself from scams Scammers often use highly professional looking websites and marketing literature to lure you in, and may sound legitimate when they contact you. Check whether the company is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (register.fca.org.uk). The FCA's ScamSmart website includes a 'warning list' of companies at fca.org.uk/scamsmart. 10. Finally, choose what is right for you Losing your life savings to scams, paying more tax than necessary, or running out of money during retirement are real concerns. Make sure you fully understand all of your options, so you are able to make informed decisions that best suit your lifestyle choices and needs.

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Walk against cancer This Sunday, February 9 La Nucía will be coming together in the fight against cancer by taking part in the 11th March Against Cancer. The aim is to raise funds which will be shared between the AECC, the Spanish association against cancer and Anémona, a group dedicated to breast cancer sufferers, helping women help themselves. For this edition of the popular walk it is expected that last year's figure of 4,500 participants will be surpassed. The march will cover 5km starting at 10.30am at the carpark area of the Camilo Cano sports centre and is free for those wishing to take part. It is open to anyone and everyone

and you can also take your pets. It is aimed at all ages and is for all abilities as the route is a relatively easy. If you cannot or do not wish to do the actual walk a bus will be provided to transfer those wishing to go to the Centro Educativo Medioambiental del Captivador (CEM) where the walk will finish. Here there will be workshops from 11am to raise awareness about the fight against cancer especially aimed at children and at 12 noon a raffle will take place for prizes donated by over 120 business and companies from La Nucía and the Marina Baixa area. Tickets for the raffle are €3 which will go towards the funds to be donated to the two cancer associations.

Festival Against Cancer Saturday, February 8 The Pink Ladies and Panthers will be in attendance in the main square at Zenia Boulevard from mid-day to 4pm and will be handing out cactus plants to mark the day for a small donation, the cactus plants have been donated by the management of Zenia Boulevard. The message to the public is 'Early Detection Saves Lives' and so the Pink Ladies will be making appointments for any member of the public that wishes to book a cancer screening test. There will be a minutes silence at 3pm in memory of all those who have lost the fight to this heinous disease. There will be live music from 1pm - 5pm on the stage performed by some of the Orihuela Costas best performers with Stevie Spit (BEM) hosting the day supported by Sunshine FM. All proceeds will be donated to the fight against cancer.

Spiritualist Centre, Benijofar The Spiritualist Centre, Benijofar meets at Hamilton´s Bake House, 62 Calle Vicente, Blasco Ibañez, Benijofar 03178. We hold a Sunday Service at 11.30am a Tuesday Evening of Mediumship at 7pm. Spiritual healing is available every Sunday and Tuesday after the service. The Divine Service with Mediumship on Sunday, February 9 will be taken by David Darnbrough at 11.30am. The Evening of Mediumship on Febru-

Alcalalí almond blossom festival Feslalí, the blossom festival to celebrate the blossoming of the almond trees began last weekend in the village of Alcalalí in the Jalón Valley. The programme lasts for the whole month but here's what's happening this weekend. Saturday, February 8 10.00: Escorted walk among almond trees in bloom. Route of 6 km, low difficulty, but not suitable for pushchairs. Departure from the Plaça de l’Ajuntament 12.00: Presentation of 'Xylella fastidiosa' demonstrating the problems faced by the almond tree bacteria. Departure from the Plaça de l’Ajuntament. Sunday, February 9 10.00: Escorted walk among almond trees in bloom. Departure from the Plaça de l’Ajuntament. 12.00: Gymkhana. Departure from the Plaça de l’Ajuntament 18.00: Theatre performed by the group “Valentes i Positives” all of whom have experienced cancer, with “El Balneari” and 'Sopar de rei', in Edifici Multiusos (C/ Xiprers, 1). A donation of €5 is requested

ary 11 will a be taken by Corina Talbot at 7pm. The Divine Service with Mediumship on Sunday, February 16 will be taken by David Darnbrough at 11.30am. For further information please see: www.spiritualistcentre-benijofar.com Telephone 626 602 904. Email is phoenixchurch23@gmail.com or info@spiritualistcentre-benijofar.com

Friday night is music night at the Palacio de la Música The second Torrevieja ‘Fridays at the palace’ music cycle got underway in January with a concert of ‘melodies for dancing’ by María Cabrera y Cristina Cámara and Potato Head jazz Band The 16 concerts take place on selected Fridays at the town’s Palacio de la Música until June 12. Admission is free with invitation, until the venue is full. Here are details of concerts ahead: February 7: Music and dance with Diez Sonetas (10 sonnets) February 14: Tango with Los Arrabaleros February 21: Flamenco with Rocío Sempere

February 28: Jazz with José Luis Santacruz Trío March 6: Blues and soul groove with Mauri Sanchis Band March 13: Flamenco with Anabel Castillo March 20: The Jungle Jazz Band April 3: Randy Greer sings Nat King Cole April 10: Classical music with Ars Musicandum saxophone quartet April 17: Flamenco with Arte Paya April 24: Flamenco with Pura Sangre May 1: Jazz with Jessie Gordon Quintet May 22: Flamenco with Rosa María Luján June 12: Jazz with Oliver Franc playing Sidney Bechet


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Caprice Ladies Choir do a Circle of Life

APASA will be celebrating 21 years On Febraury 19 APASA animal shelter will be holding a 21st anniversary party at Javea Golf Club at 7pm with music by Montgó Music, a raffle and welcome cava with a buffet, wine and water, all for just €25. Come along and celebrate together. Reservations can be made by calling Sue on 96 574 1668 / 606 588 197, or Mandy on 639 603 880

Caprice ladies choir are putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming concerts ‘Circle of Life’. They will be performing in two venues on the following dates: Thursday, February 6 7.30pm at the Anglican Church, La Fustera, in support of the Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy. Ticket price €10. Saturday, February 8 5pm - at the Black Apple, Jalon - a glass of cava and cake are included in the ticket price of €12. Caprice pride themselves

on singing popular songs in a variety of styles, from modern to the more nostalgic eras. As usual there are some acappella songs to showcase the choir’s versatility and one of the modern songs is the beautiful ‘Better Place’ by Rachel Platten, specially arranged for Caprice in three part harmony by musical director Aileen. Michael Jackson’s ‘I’ll be there’ and Queen’s ‘Don’t stop me now’ will take you back to the 1970s, and if your taste is for something even earlier, then the foot-tapping ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band’ might be just up your street. Tickets for both concerts are selling well, but are still available from musical director Aileen on 696 514 613 or via the choir's website: www.caprice ladieschoir.com Tickets for February 6 concert also available from Margaret & Elena’s card and bookshop, Galerias Mar Azul, 9 Gabriel Miro, Calpe Caprice look forward to entertaining you!

BBQ all day in Llíber Llíber, in the Jalón Valley, invites everybody to the quaint and pretty village for a freshly cooked barbecue this Sunday, February 9 at the sports centre. At a cost of €25 per person, a barbecue will be running from 10am to 7pm and rice with beans and turnips will be served at 2.30pm. Drinks including beer, sangria and soft drinks are included, as is dessert. Music will be played throughout what should be

a very enjoyable day. The first 100 people to reserve a space will receive a commemorative apron. The cost for children aged 4 to 11 years is €10, and for 12 to 16 years, the price is €18. The tickets can be requested by asking the festeros, or can be obtained at the town hall on Tuesdays and Fridays. Alternatively, send a WhatsApp to Suzanne on 690 928 168.

Akira plans ahead Wednesday, February 5: Girls Behaving Badly - lunch at Enzo - This is fully-booked, so if you have missed out, your chance will come in May, when Bad Girls go Oriental! Thursday, February 6: Quiz Night at El Martillo. Our very popular Quiz Night with buffet supper for just €10 donation. Advance booking essential – ring Christina on 648 853 019 or email secretary@akira-animals. com Sunday, February 23: Antiques and Collectors’ Fair at Salon Canor. Look out for AKIRA’s stall at this wonderful fair. Free entry, ample parking, bar and food available. Wednesday, February 26: AKIRA goes to Bollywood at Restaurante Kathmandu. Entertaining evening with an all-inclusive dinner for a donation of just €24. Still a few tickets left. Book NOW Early booking essential – ring Debby on

665 127 627 or send an email to: debbysa99@gmail.com Saturday, February 29: Annual General Meeting 10am at La Senieta, Moraira If you haven't done so already, remember to renew your membership by February 27!


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February 5, 2020 - N째 645 Udon noodle curry soup

Healthy baked scampi

Kung Pao chicken

Home made takeaways How convincing and satisfying can homemade takeaway food really be? A carnivore, a vegetarian and a flexitarian give it a go. Want to make your favourite takeaway recipes at home? It seems great minds think alike Eat Well For Less? presenter Chris Bavin, The Medicinal Chef Dale Pinnock and Chinese food aficionado Kwoklyn Wan, have all just released cookbooks that revolve around the idea of making takeaway food at home. So if you're looking to cut down on ordering in, save a little cash and maybe boost the nutritional value of your go-to comfort food, these tried and tested 'fakeaway' options might be worth your while. Udon noodle curry soup This udon noodle curry soup from Kwoklyn Wan should warm you up. A bowl of udon noodle curry soup is a great way to start an evening. "We all love a good curry and this dish combines the authentic Chinese curry taste with a soup," says cookbook author Kwoklyn Wan. "Served on top of soft noodles, crunchy beansprouts and meaty mushrooms, it's sure to satisfy those curry cravings." Ingredients: (Serves 2) 2tbsp oil (vegetable, groundnut or coconut) 1 medium white onion, sliced 1 medium carrot, cut into

matchsticks 50g beansprouts 1/2 large portobello mushroom, cut into thin strips 750ml vegetable stock 250ml curry sauce (see below) 1tbsp light soy sauce 1/4tsp salt (or to taste) 2 nests fresh udon noodles 2 spring onions (scallions), thinly sliced For the curry sauce: 1tbsp oil (vegetable, groundnut or coconut) 2 onions, finely diced 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely diced 1 celery stick, finely diced 2tbsp plain flour 1 and a half tbsp curry powder (use your favourite: mild, medium or hot) 600ml vegetable stock 1/2tbsp honey 1.5tbsp soy sauce 1 bay leaf 1tsp garam masala Method: 1. For the curry sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan, then add the onions and garlic and cook until softened. Stir in the carrots and celery and cook over a low heat for 10-12 minutes. Add the flour and curry powder and cook for one minute. Gradually pour in the stock, stirring constantly until combined, then add the honey, soy sauce and bay leaf. Slowly bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens but is still of pouring consistency. If your sauce is too thick, add a splash of water to loosen it. Stir in the garam masala, then strain the curry sauce through a sieve and set to one side. 2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium-high heat, add the onion and carrot and fry until lightly browned. Add the beansprouts and mushrooms and fry for a further minute. 3. Add the stock, curry sauce and soy sauce and mix well until smoothly combined. Bring to the boil then turn down the heat to a low simmer. Taste

for seasoning and add salt if needed. 4. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add the fresh noodles and cook for about 90 seconds. Drain and place into serving bowls. Pour over your curry soup, garnish with spring onions and serve. The Veggie Chinese Takeaway Cookbook by Kwoklyn Wan, photography by Sam Folan, is published by Quadrille. Available now.

3. Add the honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and black pepper. Simmer for four minutes. 4. Sprinkle the peanuts over as a garnish. 5. Serve with sauteed greens and brown rice. Fakeaways by Dale Pinnock, photography by Faith Mason, is published by Hamlyn. Available now.

Kung Pao chicken This recipe from Dale Pinnock is a swift mid-week supper. For a healthy Kung pao chicken recipe, make Dale Pinnock's vibrant version next time you find yourself craving a Chinese takeaway. A gorgeous, fiery, peppery dish that packs quite a punch. Perfect with some sauteed greens and a bit of brown rice.

Healthy baked scampi

Ingredients: (Serves 2) 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped 2 spring onions, chopped 3 dried red chillies 2 chicken breasts, diced Olive oil 1 heaped tbsp runny honey 2tbsp soy sauce 1/2tbsp rice wine vinegar 2tsp ground black pepper Salt Sauteed greens and brown rice, to serve 50g unsalted peanuts, to garnish

A healthy baked scampi recipe from Chris Bavin crunchy, moreish bites that won't require a call to the takeway. Fancy some healthy baked scampi? "Scampi is traditionally made with langoustines, but today they are super expensive, so good old raw king prawns will take their place," says chef Chris Bavins. "The little bit of coconut adds a bit of natural sweetness and interest to the scampi, but if you are not a fan, you can always leave it out."

Method: 1. In a pan, saute the garlic, ginger, spring onions and chillies in a little olive oil, with a pinch of salt, over a medium heat for three to five minutes. 2. Add the diced chicken and saute for five to seven minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 40g plain flour 1tsp paprika Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper 2 eggs, beaten 120g dried breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs 20g desiccated coconut

400g peeled raw king prawns 1tbsp olive oil Lemon wedges, to serve For the tartare sauce: 4tbsp mayonnaise Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 1tbsp capers, finely chopped 2 large gherkins, finely chopped 1tbsp chopped dill Salt and pepper Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 200째C (180째C fan/400째F/Gas 6). 2. Put the flour, paprika and lemon zest in one bowl and season with salt and pepper. 3. Put the beaten eggs in another bowl and mix the breadcrumbs and coconut in a third bowl. 4. Individually dip the prawns first into the flour, then into the egg and then in the breadcrumbs to coat. Then place on the lined baking tray. 5. When you have coated all the prawns, drizzle over the oil and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until cooked and crispy. 6. Serve with homemade Tartar Sauce (just mix all the ingredients together, season and serve) and lemon wedges. Scampi: 360 kcal, 14g fat, 31g carbs, 27g protein Tartare sauce: 31 kcal, 2.8g fat, 1.1g carbs, 0.2g protein Fakeaway: Healthy Homecooked Takeaway Meals by Chris Bavin, photography by Liz and Max, Haarala Hamilton, is published by DK (DK.com). Available now.


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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

In a highly-charged romantic week, passions run high. It could be that someone who admires you could go to great lengths to prove their devotion. That is great if you are feeling the same. However, if you are unsure or find your interest is elsewhere, step back. It could be that where you want company, they are looking for much more.

It is said that the path of true love never runs smoothly. For you, this week, it seems to run very smoothly. It is likely that you will be flattered from an unexpected direction. If this finds you on the back foot (and very surprised), sidestep quickly. You do prefer to make your own moves and in your own time, as control is important.

A few tricky moments as your attraction to someone seems to be ignored. Decisions may be made to persevere, or to hold back until you are sure. How hotly does your passion burn? If it is someone who you are already involved with and you want to move things on, be brave. Consider what is worse: not saying anything or someone else jumping in first.

Love is not a competition. Who said that? Sometimes you just have to show your hand to see what the response is. If you are not feeling very brave then why not enlist the help of a friend? The 'go-between' is an old-fashioned but solid idea. Perhaps you are willing to consider a close friendship rather than scare someone away?

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Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

24 July - 23 Aug

24 Aug - 23 Sep

24 Sept - 23 Oct

24 Oct - 22 Nov

Good, so your partner has a special twinkle in their eye? Could this mean that they want to take your romance to a higher place? If you don't know the answer to that question, then it is about time that you did. Where have you been? There are questions all around you this week. Some may be delayed but some will need an answer.

Oh dear! Are you very much in two minds again? More than one attraction pulls on your heartstrings this week. So, will you be spoilt for choice? The chances are that you have already made your mind up. Still, it is flattering to be given another option, no? Just don't crow about it or make someone jealous. Passions are running high.

The one thing that you insist upon is loyalty. You know that it is possible to be attracted to more than one person. Even so, it would be hard for you to forgive either yourself or others for thinking this way. Keep a loved one close and make them feel special. There is now the chance to make an existing relationship much stronger.

A very slow warming to a friend could now turn into a very slow-burning love. You need to be warned, as it could cause complications with a current situation. Of course, it is possible to love more than one person but that does not always make it acceptable. Still, you know that. Maybe a choice needs to be made.

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

23 Nov - 21 Dec

Incredibly, you seem to be on the brink of changing a relationship simply because you are unsure. This is not an atmosphere in which to make long-lasting decisions. Give yourself time to consider not only the options but the consequences. Keep any future plans to yourself until a firm decision has formed in your mind. Gossip is upsetting.

22 Dec - 20 Jan

A moment of passion could really throw a spanner in the works this weekend. Leading up to that is an offer or proposition that makes the head spin. Is it because you have some muddled feelings yourself that you dither? This could be misunderstood. Hold back on public demonstrations of affection until you are truly ready.

21 Jan - 19 Feb

A break in the clouds over a relationship gives you a chance. Will you be willing to throw everything in to a romance or just turn away? Decisions made now could last a long time. If it is something more temporary that you are looking for, then be honest. Nobody minds if you are still feeling your way in this area. Just keep moving forward.

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Opposition to a strong feeling seems to be useless. Is fate playing a sticky hand with your emotions? It is important not to rush into something that you are not sure of. On the other hand, if you have been waiting for just this moment to declare feelings, why not! Passions are high if practicality is not. Head and heart should be in perfect balance.


Girls' Talk 19

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How to find your perfect berry lipstick shade Katie Wright (PA) catches up with make-up artist Zara Findlay, who reveals her top tips for bold lips. Berry-toned lips have become a winter beauty staple and this year, they're more relevant than ever, thanks to the AW19 catwalks. From deep merlot at Versace and Roksanda, to juicy plum at Simone Rocha and Tommy Hilfiger, to purple so dark it was almost black at Yohji Yamamoto - this season, the bold lip rules. But if you're used to wearing nude tones or classic red, darker shades can be rather intimidating. "Lipstick is all about confidence and how comfortable you feel wearing it," says Zara Findlay, pro make-up artist at Bobbi Brown. Here, Findlay explains how

to find the best berry shade for you, plus three ways to wear the trend, and how to tailor the rest of your make-up... Finding your perfect berry "I like to call this the Five Finger Trick. Pick up five berry lip colours that you're attracted to even if you don't think they will suit you - in different finishes such as matte, sheer or shiny. "Swatch them onto your finger tips and looking into a mirror, place each finger against your lip. "You will instantly see whether you like the colour against your skin. Just think 'yes, no or maybe'. This is all about the process of elimination. "Clean off the lip colours that are definitely a 'no' and you are left with one or two to try. "From there,

you will be able to decide which is your favourite colour or you may just end up taking them both." How to wear your berry lip "Lipsticks can we worn in all kinds of ways. If you want the colour to be sheer, use your finger to swipe a little colour and press it on your lip. "This will give you your sheerest coverage and a 'lip stained' effect. You can add your favourite lip balm on top for a more moisturised finish. "To get a medium colour pay off, swipe the colour directly on the lips. "If you're worried about how much colour the lipstick has, my favourite tip is to line and fill your lips with your go-to nude lip liner then add the lipstick on top. This will give you a slightly more muted version of the original colour. "To get the fullest colour pay off, maybe for a special event, pick a lip liner that is a similar tone, line the lips, apply lipstick, then add a gloss on top for a full-coverage, glossy finish.

"I love running a little of the lipstick between my fingertips and bouncing it on my cheeks as a soft blusher. "If you're wearing it as medium coverage, you are able to play with how bold or subtle the rest of your make-up is. "If you're wearing it with full colour pay off, it's best to keep the eyes really subtle. "Maybe just a clean liner and a soft wash of a nude shimmer shadow." Nine of the best berry lipsticks and glosses Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Kat Von D XO Vinyl Lip Cream in Dahlia,

Make-up to wear with berry-toned lipstick "If you're wearing it sheer, you can doll up your eyes and cheeks to add a little more colour to the rest of your face.

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20 Mind and Body

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Are you deficient in vital vitamin D this winter?

It's important for bone health and the immune system. Lauren Taylor speaks to the experts. If you live in a country where the winters are cold, it can be five or six months without feeling the warmth of sun rays on your skin. Scientists used to believe we could get enough vitamin

D during summer to last us throughout winter, explains Professor Susan LanhamNew, head of nutritional sciences at the University of Surrey, "that's been proved wrong." She says: "There are so many people - we're talking millions - who are vitamin D deficient, and really have no idea." The British Nutrition Foundation estimate that one in five of us are deficient in vitamin D - its main role being to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. As a result, Public Health England guidelines say everyone aged five and above should be getting 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily. "In the summer it's not a problem, because you can get some vitamin D from just being outside - face, backs of hands, neck, even if it's not a sunny day, because UV rays would still get to your skin, so you'd start to make some vitamin D," says Lanham-New, a member of The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the vitamin D working group. Can we get it from food? In the winter months, food is often the only natural source. However, Lanham-New says it's "really hard" to get enough from diet alone, as nature's sources are pretty limited. "You're not going to get more than three or four micrograms, unless you really love your fish and eggs," she explains. "A lot of breakfast cereals are fortified, but you'd have to eat quite a lot of them! The only plant source is mushrooms, either safe wild mushrooms or mushrooms that have had UV radiation." She advises

putting button mushrooms on a windowsill on a sunny day. Dietitian Dr Carrie Ruxton at the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS), adds: "Rich natural sources are limited to oily fish (around nine micrograms per 100 grams, except for herring which contains 16 micrograms), eggs (two micrograms per medium egg) and liver (0.5 to 1 microgram per 100 grams)." So even if you eat a healthy diet, you could still be deficient. "The bottom line is that people are nowhere near that 10 micrograms during the winter," says Lanham-New. Which is why it's advised we take a supplement from October to March. She goes on to explain that the reason scientists have misunderstood the vitamin in the past is that it's not actually a 'vital amine' (a vitamin) in the true sense of the word. "It is not an 'amine' group, but it is vital. Its correct definition is a 'prohormone', so I think we made a big mistake, because everyone thinks of it as a vitamin, but it's not. "It's the only nutrient in the broad spectrum of macro

and micronutrients where your main source of the nutrient is not diet, it's UVB exposure, and that's very unusual." Are there any symptoms of a deficiency? If millions of us are unknowingly deficient in vitamin D, does that mean it's symptomless? "No, not at all," says Lanham-New. "When people feel really tired, have muscle ache or lethargy, these are symptoms people just associate with winter. It's dark, it's cold and wet, and while that might be a contributor, those are absolutely symptoms of what we would call mild osteomalacia," which can cause bone softening over time. "It's the adult form of rickets; it presents itself as aches or feeling really tired." Secondly, vitamin D is important to the immune system, which can often be more run down in winter. "We always associate winter and the common cold with [needing] vitamin C, but actually, it can have as much to do with vitamin D," she says. "So if you're deficient, your

immune system is going to be much more susceptible to colds." What other risks are there? "There's data starting to come out also for diabetes risk. So what we call pancreatic beta cells, what we use to produce insulin, they need vitamin D to be at optimal working. So, of course, if you don't have enough vitamin D, that's going to be an issue," says Lanham-New. Certain groups of people are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency. "South Asian men and women who dress for cultural stance, who cover up," adds Lanham-New, "they really are vitamin D deficient." In addition, it's particularly vital that pregnant women take the recommended 10 microgram supplement. Ruxton says: "There is emerging evidence that a low vitamin D status in the womb predisposes a child to an increased risk of type 1 diabetes." After birth, formula milk is fortified with vitamin D, but it can become an issue when children no longer take formula milk, as cows' milk isn't usually fortified in the UK. Meanwhile, around a quarter of 11 to 18-year-olds are vitamin D insufficient, says Ruxton. You'll find vitamin D supplements, and multivitamins that contain vitamin D, in most major pharmacies. For more information, visit the British Nutrition Foundation at Nutrition.org.uk.


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Alcohol misuse The term alcohol misuse is used when you drink in a way that's harmful, or when you're dependent on alcohol. To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, both men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week. A unit of alcohol is about: Half a pint of lower to normal-strength lager/beer/cider A single measure (25ml) of spirits A small glass (125ml) of wine contains about 1.5 units. How to keep your risk of alcohol-related harm low: Do not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week on a regular basis If you do drink as much as 14 units a week, it's best to spread this evenly over 3 or more days If you're trying to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, it's a good idea to have several alcohol-free days each week If you're pregnant or trying to become pregnant, the safest approach is to not drink alcohol at all to keep risks to your baby to a minimum Regular or frequent drinking means drinking alcohol

most days and weeks. The risk to your health is increased by drinking any amount of alcohol on a regular basis. Risks of alcohol misuse Short term Accidents and injuries. Violent behaviour and becoming a victim of violence Unprotected sex that could potentially lead to unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. Loss of personal possessions, such as wallets, keys or mobile phones Alcohol poisoning – this may lead to vomiting, fits and falling unconscious People who binge drink are more likely to behave recklessly and are at greater risk of being in an accident. Long term Persistent alcohol misuse increases your risk of serious health conditions, including: Heart disease Stroke Liver disease including cancer Bowel cancer Oral cancer Breast cancer Pancreatitis As well as causing serious health problems, long-term

alcohol misuse can lead to social problems for some people, such as unemployment, divorce, domestic abuse and homelessness. If someone loses control over their drinking and has an excessive desire to drink, it's known as dependent drinking or alcoholism. Dependent drinking usually affects a person's quality of life and relationships, but they may not always find it easy to see or accept this. Severely dependent drinkers are often able to tolerate very high levels of alcohol in amounts that would dangerously affect or even kill some people. Am I drinking too much alcohol? You could be misusing alcohol if: You feel you should cut down on your drinking Other people have been criticising your drinking You feel guilty or bad about your drinking You need a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover Someone you know may be misusing alcohol if:

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They regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week They're sometimes unable to remember what happened the night before because of their drinking They fail to do what was expected of them as a result of their drinking e.g. missing appointments or work. Getting help If you're concerned about your drinking or someone else's, a good first step is to see a Dr. They'll be able to discuss the services and treatments available. Treating alcohol misuse How alcohol misuse is treated depends on how much alcohol

a person is drinking. Treatment options include: Counselling – including selfhelp groups and talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy Detoxification – this involves a nurse or doctor supporting you to safely stop drinking; this can be done by helping you slowly cut down over time or by giving you medicines to prevent withdrawal symptoms Medicines There are two main types of medicines to help people stop drinking. The first is to help stop withdrawal symptoms and is given in reducing doses over a short period of time. The second is a medicine to reduce any urge you may have to drink. This is given at a fixed dose, and you'll usually be on it for 6 to 12 months.

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22 Across the Pond

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Resorts Since we parked our fifth wheel RV permanently a few years back, I have found that choosing a winter time vacation destination can be a daunting task, especially when you are not dragging your home along behind your pickup truck. This means that my wife, Susie and myself have to seek shelter in some other way, either by freeloading off relatives and friends who happen to live in warm weather areas or by renting something that will provide us with a roof over our heads for the duration of our stay. (1) Renting a place can run the gamut from a spare bedroom in a widow – or widower’s- home to an eight-bedroom oceanfront ‘mcmansion’. Even with a lot of choices. It didn’t take long in searching for something to rent that we figured out that the supply of snowbird rental properties in warm weather areas is remarkably smaller than that of RV sites. We can thank the retiring baby boomer generation for this predicament. Wanting a bit of privacy and a little room to move around for our stay in Arizona, we chose a 400 square foot ‘Park Model’ trailer (2) in an ‘over 55’ RV resort. Why Arizona and why an RV resort, you say? Actually, it was the only place we could find that was both available and also fit our budget; IN addition, we grabbed it because Tucson has a lot to offer a snowbird; great weather, more things to see than a person can ever get to, way fewer people than Florida, scenery that will knock your eyes out, western history and wonderful cuisine. And then, being out west, I could wear my cowboy hat without feeling completely foolish. As an added bonus, this RV park had a complete activities schedule; card games, woodworking, yoga, crafts, aerobic water exercises, community dinners and other organised activities, something that’s hard to find in vacation condo communities. I figured we would keep busy all the time. (3) This park also had both shuffleboard and pickle ball courts; I was interested in trying pickle ball, I didn’t know much about it other than it’s a combination of table tennis and badminton with a bit of regular tennis thrown in. We have friends who play and they tell me it’s great exercise, something I really needed. But I knew shuffleboard; even though I haven’t played for some years, I was really looking forward to getting out on the shuffleboard courts. I like shuffleboard because it is a laid-back, friendly game that non-competitive old folks like myself can enjoy without worrying about fragile knees and hip sockets. Truth be known, I was unconsciously searching for a senior citizen version of the sandlot baseball the kids in my neighbourhood kids played in the empty, overgrown field behind Bicycle John’s tiny house. We had one bat, two if Billy Nigg showed up, a few mitts, no uniforms and one precious ball. We played in bare feet with reckless abandon, not so much for the winning or losing, but just for the joy of playing. Even yet today, I cherish those memories and still look with disdain at the fancy uniforms and the organised little league that came along 10 years or so later. After we arrived at the resort, it took a couple of days to get settled before we had a chance to do much exploring; then John and Carolyn, a couple from southern Indiana we met when we arrived, attended the morning coffee and doughnut gathering with. When we were finished, John walked me to the shuffleboard courts. The courts were beautiful; five shiny green courts built to professional standards; the glowing playing surfaces separated by painted gray walkways so clean I would not have been afraid to eat my breakfast on them. The whole venue was surrounded by a low brick wall that kept any

would-be spectators off the courts. I couldn’t help but be impressed but I was also disappointed, I was standing in front of the Yankee Stadium of shuffleboard courts A regular column when I was lookby Gordon Grindstaff ing for 1950 and that empty field behind Bicycle John Graves tiny house. Another surprise. The courts were also empty save for one man who was wiping down the benches on each end of the courts. This was unusual to me; in my experience, shuffleboard courts in senior citizen areas are almost always busy. I turned to my new friend, John. “Those courts sure are pretty.” I told him. “They’re kept that way for the matches with other RV parks. They get waxed regularly so FYI, they should not be walked on.” “So where is everybody?” I asked him. “Open play is on Mondays and Wednesdays at ten o’clock.” Scheduled times for open play, eh? Inter-park shuffleboard matches, eh? Sounds like it’s a relaxing, laid-back, non-competitive sport, alright. Sure it does. I had come to Arizona hoping for a chance to rekindle my youth and apparently, that chance has already been hijacked by a bunch of 70 year old youngsters hoping to relive their organized Little League days. I’ll bet they even have fancy uniforms. It doesn’t matter; It’s not like I’m entering my second childhood or anything. Que Sera, Sera. Sing it for me, Doris. Sing it for me.

On the box Whitney (C4, 9pm) Saturday, 8/2/2020 Whitney Houston seemed like she was born to be a star. Not only did she have an extraordinary voice and model looks, she also had the music industry connections to capitalise on them - her mother, Cissy, had been a backing singer for Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley, and her cousin was the superstar Dionne Warwick. But although Whitney achieved the fame that seemed her destiny, her life was far from charmed and she was dogged by stories of addiction and self-destructive behaviour prior to her tragic death in a hotel bathtub in 2012 at the age of just 48. In this documentary, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald explores her life, tracing her rise to fame and her private torment, and speaks to the singer's family and friends, including her mother, brothers, exhusband Bobby Brown and legendary record label boss Clive Davis.

Endeavour (ITV, 8pm) Sunday, 9/2/2020 The crime drama is back for a new series and it's leaving the 1960s (and Morse's moustache) behind. But will that be all the copper is losing as old friendships show signs of strain, and we grow ever closer to the John Thaw era? What we do know is that Endeavour (Shaun Evans) sees the old decade out in style, spending December 31, 1969, at the opera in Venice. Meanwhile, back in Oxford, someone is murdered on a towpath and Thursday (Roger Allam) is convinced he knows who's responsible. When Endeavour returns to the city, he finds that an exciting new educational television programme has resulted in a fatal battle of the sexes. He joins forces with Thursday to investigate, and discovers there may be a link between a contentious college project and a young woman's premonitions

G2 can be reached by email at: gordongrindstaff@yahoo.com 1: I am uncomfortable with sponging off other folks what with being a firm believer in the axiom that says ‘houseguests are like fresh fish, after three or four days, both begin to smell.’ 2: If a manufactured home and an RV were to get married and have offspring, it would be christened ‘park model’. 3: When I read that the RV resort had a woodworking shop, I had visions of finally building that cedar chest for my high school sweetheart; the one that I never got to build in the wood shop class during my days of matriculation at ol’ St John High. Why not? Because ol’ St. John High didn’t have a wood shop class. The school was way ahead of it’s time in not offering vocational training of one sort or another, a practice that is commonplace today. Incidentally, I’m not sure if my high school sweetheart would even want a cedar chest anymore, nor am I sure exactly how I would explain it to Susie.

Warship: Life at Sea (C5, 9pm) Monday, 10/2/2020 The documentary about life aboard HMS Duncan returns for a new series. In the first episode, cameras focus on a female lieutenant training to become a captain, which involves taking control for 24 hours. Then, upon entering the Mediterranean, there's an emergency when a crew member falls overboard into choppy waters. A desperate search begins to find him. If that wasn't stressful enough, new details filter through about the mission as Russian warships are seen heading towards the French aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle.


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Collaborative working Collaborative Working between Grant a Wish and Spread some Sunshine resulted in 85 items of children’s winter clothing, including cosy coats, body warmers, jeans, jumpers, scarves and hats being passed on to the Red Cross in Jávea for families most in need. Helen Davis founder and fundraiser for Spread some Sunshine said “We raise money to feed families in Sri Lanka and children in care, currently we are building a mini community centre in Ambalangoda, that will act as a food bank. One of the may ways we raise money is selling on donated items at rastros and charity shops. Due to the generosity of local mums I had many unsold children’s winter coats, all in excellent quality and I contacted Jody, founder of Grant a Wish who very kindly agreed to purchase the coats and other clothes from us. The money was transferred directly to Sri Lanka to purchase food for the poorest of families .

"I contacted Lorena at the Red Cross, Jávea, who very much appreciated being offered the clothes for children so desperately in need in Jávea, especially during the cold weather and they will be distributed to where most needed. "Sincere thanks to Jody and her team at Grant a Wish, both the Spread Some Sunshine project and the Red Cross were able to help others in need. What a lovely way to give back, this triangle of help with three local charities working together will hopefully be something we can continue to do in the future. Thank you to each and every one of you who supports us all" Any donated items for Spread Some Sunshine, clothing, bric-abrac, toys, jewellery etc can be collected by Helen Davis aba.helendavis@gmail.com or taken into Villa Mia near the BBVA bank, in Jávea. More information can be found on our Spread Some Sunshine SL Facebook page

Anglican Chaplaincy – St Peter & St Paul - Torrevieja Changes to the structure A personal Message from Bishop David HAMID .. Diocese in Europe As the Church of England Bishop responsible for our work in Spain, I have been consulting with the Chaplain and Church wardens of the Chaplaincy of Saints Peter and Paul, Torrevieja about the future shape of ministry in this significant parish. The pastoral area, which includes seven centres of worship, is served by one full-time priest, Fr Richard Seabrook, who is assisted by some retired clergy and one lay minister. The sustainability of the present pattern of seven worship centres has been under review for some time now. After a full discussion, and with prayerful deliberation, the Church Council has decided that the time has come for a difficult decision to be made. It has decided that, effective from 26 January, the Church of England will no longer provide worship services in four centres in the Chaplaincy, Cristo Resucitado, La Manga, San Fulgencio and Campoverde. The members of the Chaplaincy Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of this decision, albeit with considerable sadness. The Council affirmed in its decision that members who, up to

this point, have been associated primarily with one of these centres will continue on the electoral roll of the parish, if they were so inscribed, and that they will be most welcome to integrate into one of the remaining centres where worship continues: Lago Jardín, La Siesta and Los Balcones. I will be meeting with the (Roman Catholic) Bishop of Orihuela-Alicante to inform him of this decision, so that his own priests are aware of these changes. Bishop Jesús has been a faithful friend of the Chaplaincy, providing warm ecumenical hospitality, for which we continue to be very grateful. The Church of England Chaplaincy receives no external funding whatsoever, and is wholly reliant on the faithful giving of its members. The Churchwardens and members of the Council are grateful for the support of all members of the Chaplaincy, and particularly for the dedicated work of so many whose work, stewardship and commitment sustain the life of the Church in the Chaplaincy. I am confident that in the years ahead, God will continue to bless our congregations in Torrevieja, as we serve the Englishspeaking population in the area.

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24 Puzzles

Crossword

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23 To be set out around the team (5) 24 Censure of French named snow leopard (8) Down 1 Dropped a line containing a key (5) 2 Understanding of a certain part of Berkshire (7) 3 To some, garden tools are a source of depression (4) 4 Lean towards a bar in the heavens (6) 5 Bonehead taken up by Aztec nude dancers (5) 6 Flower gathered in small numbers for example? Yes, in the past (7) 7 It has a large bill substituted in place (7) 12 New form of list for a bloomer seller (7) 13 Put a point on the end and the sewers would be uncalled for (7) 15 I take a Latin out to meet another (7) 16 Quietly take a small weight, then jump out (6) 17 Start being confused (5) 19 Distance to the target and where to find it (5) 21 Newspaper's agony aunt column contains some starchy stuff (4)

Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular clues - the answers are the same and can be found on page 41 Regular clues Cryptic clues Across 1 Eden is in the parade (8) 7 Mickey's pet planet (5) 8 You will need both pride and pain to get this bit of plumbing (9) 9 Get a verbal signal and a stick (3) 10 Den made out of a bent rail (4) 11 Since I can be cut (6) 13 A slight worry when a Pole is with a horse and the French (6) 14/18 A novel cosmetics exhibition (6,4) 17 Use some of the Pearl Harbor Rowing Club's equipment (6) 18 See 14 20 By the sound of it condensation is expected (3) 22 Have a feeling it's big news (9)

Down 1 Foot lever (5) 2 Recitation (7) 3 Hollow (4) 4 Undernourished (6) 5 Blockhead (5) 6 Bouquet (7) 7 Seabird with large beak (7) 12 Flower shop (7) 13 Sharp pointed implements (7) 15 Native of Italy (7) 16 Swoop (6) 17 Commence (5) 19 Variety (5) 21 Powdery starch (4)

Across 1 Heaven (8) 7 Planet (5) 8 Overflow (9) 9 Prompt (3) 10 Hideout (4) 11 Cut into (6) 13 Complaint (6) 14/18 Thackeray novel (6,4) 17 Have a loan of (6) 18 See 14 20 Owing (3) 22 Feeling (9) 23 Live (5) 24 Condemn (8)

Spanish-English crossword

Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English. Across 1 Sacerdotes (7) 5 Reloj (de pulsera) (5) 8 Delante (5) 9 Revela (7) 10 Frases (9) 12 Mar (3) 13 Sed (6) 14 Isla (6) 17 Ceniza (3) 18 Desconocidos (9) 20 Economía (7) 21 Vivo (5) 23 Yardas (5) 24 Resultados (7)

Down 1 Peras (5) 2 Hielo (3) 3 Tristeza (7) 4 Estricto (6) 5 Esposas (5) 6 Traducir (9) 7 Marido (7) 11 Vecino (9) 13 Tragedia (7) 15 Sandalias (7) 16 Oración (6) 18 Zapatos (5) 19 Cobertizos (5) 22 Enfermo (3)


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Animal Antics 27

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APAH

Pets in Spain APAH has lots of lovely cats and kittens like RINGO. Many of them rescued as kittens have lived all their lives in a shelter. If you are looking to give a cat a loving home please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850 to arrange to meet them all.

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 the website: www.pets inspain.com or send an email to: info@petsinspain.com

AKIRA Animal Shelter

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

K9 Club

DICK is a small silver tabby cat, male 2 and 1/2 years old. He is very timid with strangers but once bonds is very loving. Castrated and fully vaccinated. Very good with dogs. For more information please call the K9 Club on 600 845 420 or 610 832 726

GOLFO has not had much love or luck in his life. He is shy so he takes a little while to get to know you but is making great progress and is now happy to be stroked and petted - he loves it in fact! It is possible that he has never felt safe enough to develop his own personality which is sad as he is around two and a half. Golfo is looking for his forever home where he can start to be a dog with life and love around him. He can be fostered or adopted and Akira pays expenses for their foster dogs. Golfo is chipped, vaccinated and

SCOOBY was found wandering around alone and hungry through the orange plantations only 8 months old. He gets along very well with other dogs, only big black dogs scare him. He likes to play and to run with you through the garden or just lie beside you and get cuddled. He’s a cheerful, friendly and lively boy that is looking for a forever home that loves to go out and be active and maybe even has a garden. Contact: 966 427 678, email info@apadapad.org or see www.apad-apad.org

P.E.P.A.

treated against parasites. To meet this sweet boy, and perhaps change his life, contact Akira Shelter on 657 689 567. Details also available on our website www. akira-animals.com.

APASA LARIO, male, Shelter since 08.10.2010 Cross Breed, DOB 28.08.2010 – 52 cm Lario came to APASA as a small puppy but he is still with us now. Why? We really do not know because he is really a caring dog and very kind. Since he grew up at APASA he is very well integrated into his group and loves all the other dogs. The only thing he needs to learn is how he has to behave in a house but we are quite sure that he will be

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easy going as he likes to please people and he is also keen on learning. Call APASA on 966 463 976 for more info.

SAM is 5yrs old, he is a Bodeguero Terrier. He loves cuddles and is friendly with other dogs. He is healthy and has been neutered. He’s a happy boy and would love to share your life.Please telephone 650 304 746 or email p.e.p.a.animalcharity@gmail.com

Benidorm Animal Shelter – SPAP

This is CUCA, a beautiful one-year old female cat. Friendly, but a bit shy at first. She has been spayed. We are looking for a foster home or adoption for amazing Cuca. Please call Maria Teresa on 677 373 396 or 96 585 62 68 or see the website at www.spapbenidorm.com.


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GATES , RAILINGS, WINDOW grills. Mobile welder 07470059469 or 07787585714 SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Omega 3-6-9 for a cholesterol and joint-conscious diet. 180 caps €9.60 or buy 3+ for €9.00 each. 965 780 425 THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in The Post is to email the text to info@cbnews.es SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765 CORONA AWNINGS, BLINDS and carpets has been providing shade on the Costa Blanca for over 20 years. We install all types of blinds and interior blinds. Visit our showroom or call Nick for a no obligation quote. We are on the N332 Alfaz near McDonalds. Phone on 966 865 753 or 658 990 719 SANCT BERNHARD Calpe. Offers inc. FORMOFIT for natural weight control. 210 caps (1 month supply) €35 or buy 3+ for €32 each. 965 836 807

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

WE BUY CARS, Classic Cars, Oldtimer, runners or nonrunners. Tel. 655 891 570 WANT TO DRIVE your LHD car to the UK & sell it when you get there? Call 658 670 777 or UK 07874 223 456

S R US CAAlR l cars wanted

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

8 IKEA WICKER baskets (9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 6"). Open to offers 625 03 49 03. Costa Blanca Sth

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

Locksmiths LOCKSMITH 24hr 607 493 118, Torrevieja & surrounding areas

Items wanted

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

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

Caravans, Mobile homes, Motorhomes

WANTED SECOND HAND hot tub & bbq with a gas ring 634 344 243

GOLD WANTED

MAN & VAN for hire, cheap and reliable. Jalon Valley & surrounding area. 636 100 873 or 966 480 757 TRANSCONE. SHIPPING - LOGISTICS - removals. Fortnighly trips. Spain - UK - Spain. All Spanish internal moves Fully insured, friendly, reliable service. From Valencia to Alicante. All area in UK covered. Tel. 603 307 962 (0044) 7925 553 625 Email: aaronrichards88@live.co.uk

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)

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

Removals & transport

WWW.WAY2GOHIRE.COM One way van hire, UK-Spain-UK, Pets welcome, drivers available. See our front page ad every week in The Post. Call 965 794 682

Items for sale

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

Ca ll Pe t e r : 6 17 550 0 16 CAMPING & BUNGALOWS LOS LLANOS, Denia. The best on the beach. Your paradise. Plots and bungalows at good prices. 649 455 158 www.losllanos.net

Member of the National As s ociation of Golds miths

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

PRU is gentle 3 year old Podenco. She can be nervous of new people so would need a family who will give her time and patience. Fully vaccinated, microchipped and with passport. SAT Kennels Tel.: 966 710 047 - info@satanimalrescue.com SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Visit our website www.spa ma.org and view our new blog atwww.spama-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM! HOUSE/PET SITTING .Your house or mine. References 637 160 545

PLEASE ADOPT A kitten Pluto protectora animales takes care of orphaned and abandoned kittens. After spending a few weeks or months with foster parents, we try placing them in permanent homes. You can choose from many different colours and markings. All are dewormed; also vaccinated for rabies and micro-chipped if older than 3 months. Please call Angelika: 693 704 255 (mobile) or find out more on our website: pluto -protectora-animales-en.org P.E.P.A. (THE HELPING Hands Charity for Animals) Needs Help! By fostering an abandoned dog or spending a few hours each week on our telephone helpline You could help save the lives of many animals. Please telephone: 650 304 746 or 96 283 3325 For more information and to view our animals please browse our website: www.pepaspain.com COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom ing.com Tel 675 485 613 TRANS-PET PROFESSIONAL door 2 door pet transport. Fully equipped vehicle. Open plan with 2 carers. DEFRA & WIT authorised & plated. Kennels & Cattery. www.trans-pet.co.uk ES 600 552 030 or UK 07801 272 162 CHANCE FOR ANIMALS: protection needs your help for general maintenance, walking our dogs. As we have to leave the house, we are desp. looking for people, who adopt our rescued dogs! Food welcome!! German braco, and lots more! 15 small puppies for adoption! Crevillente 610 687 421 or visit us on: www.facebook.com/Su Cuatropatas THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to info@cbnews.es 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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Plumbing & electrical installations

WHITE GOODS REPAIRS also Gas boilers and small electrical problems. Tel 604 273 387 Denia to Torrievjea LEAKY TERRACE? BLACK CEILING? Expensive repair? Get it weatherproofed! Quick, clean and economical. Email, homecomfort@mail.com 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

Air conditioning & central heating

Authorized Installers

BIAR SERVICIOS

Pools

WELDING REPAIRS GATE Grill Benidorm-Denia 634 098 969

UNDERWATER TILING SPECIALIST

Computers 100% PLUMBING. FOR heating, aircon, gas, solar, bathroom refurb. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percent plumbing.com 965 835 939

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. v 966 761 647 for more information or house calls, or visit: www.spaincomputers.com

Doors & windows

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

Property services FLOOR POLISHING. PROFESSIONAL tradesman. All granite & marble types. All areas. Free Quote. Tel. 627 103 412 INSULATE YOUR HOME and save on your energybills. Keep your home warm in winter, cooler in the summer Aprox 90% of properties built in the last 40 years have cavity walls that are ideal to insulate. We also do floors & ceilings. To arrange a survey and no obligation quote call 626 997 748 www.ecoconfort.es STRUCTURAL SURVEYS Mark Paddon BSc Hons Building Surveying. MCIOB. Buyer's reports and defects assessment from €195 + IVA. Tel 962 807 247 or 653 733 066 Free initial phone advice www.costablancasurveyors.com COMPLETE PEST CONTROL. Denia to Torrevieja Tel 604 270 676

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

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Vicente 622 696 373 www.workinpools.com

Construction & Reforms BUILDING / REMODELING, Underbuilds. Work guaranteed. We beat most quotes Andy 697 834 934 Email: namjones@hotmail.com 100% CONSTRUCTIONS, new builds and reforms. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939.

• Air Conditioning & Heating • Plumbing • Electricity We work all areas on the Costa Blanca and north of Almería 671 379 806 666 698 433 biarservicios@gmail.com

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

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


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Adult relax

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

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

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

ELEGANT SLIM sexy naughty Lady Sophie, speaks 3 languages, priv. apartm. (in/out calls), escort service in ALL AREAS!! 693 357 526

SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Cod Liver Oil for a healthy bone structure. 200 caps €10.90 or buy 3+ for €9.95 each. 965 780 425

TORREVIEJA, BRAZILIAN lovely lady, I do curing, relaxing massage, waxing. Silk hands. Outings. I sell natural products 687 131 005 BENIDORM: SEXY NURSE, excellent body massage including happy ending. Hour 50€, Above Restaurant Tony Roma’s, Avda. del Mediterraneo 28 646 667 604

Health CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. Tel. 686 912 307 SANCT BERNHARD Benidorm. Offers inc. Pumpkin Seed Oil for a healthy prostrate and bladder.130 caps €7.95 or 400 caps €19.95. 965 858 663 SANCT BERNHARD Moraira. Offers inc. Green-Lipped Mussel for healthy joints. 150 caps €12.50 or buy 3+ for €11 each 966 491 573

MISTRESS ITALIA IS back. Experienced Dominatrix, new private location near Dénia with female assistant. Tel 655 475 907 THE EASIEST WAY to get classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: info@cbnews.es

NAKED CLEANER GAY male naked cleaner. Many years experience. Very high standards. Based inland Alicante, can travel. One off or regular. To discuss Phone/ Whatsapp Lee 644 663 808 DAKOTA 27, wonderful girl from Venezuela, Busty, erotic private striptease. All Fantasies. Turquesa St. La Zenia 672 872 050 - www.sensualspain.net MERY . The sweet Polish, 35 yrs. An unforgettable experience. New address in Campoamor, opposite Cepsa 672 539 332 VALERIA IN DÉNIA, clean and discreet, erotic massage, relaxing, sex, outings and much more, call 686 094 328 TORREVIEJA, VICENTE Blasco Ibañez St., Polish lady, busty, erotic relaxing massage 611 251 975 TORREVIEJA SHEMALE Yaiza 28 yrs. Very sexy, hot & horny. All services, erotic massage & more. Home & hotel outings. 24hrs 671 074 695 - www.pasion.com

ALBIR SHARON Beautiful Polish lady. Massage with all types of services. Opp BBVA 634 127 645

TORREVIEJA BRAZILIAN lady 35 yrs. Erotic massage with happy end, no taboos. If you like a good time call 688 340 708

VIAGRA / SILDENAFIL - 150 mg. CIALIS / Tadalafil - 40 mg. Pack of 10 pills for 22 Euros. Free delivery in Spain. gadgetman3b53@gmail.com.

SPANISH LADY, 37, Playa Flamenca Urb Zenia Mar by the new carrefour 5 min Torrevieja, sensual massage. Discreet. Private house parking Call Ana 657 603 495

MALE/FEMALE VIAGRA, cialis, Kamagra jellies. Available mail order, viagra4you19@gmail.com, Tel: 604 385 476. JÁVEA - MORAIRA - CALPE, Massage +++ new girls !!! 661 034 261 CINDY, EROTIC Massage, hot blonde. La Zenia. Slim, sexy, caring, sweet, elegant 607 735 745 ALTEA -BENIDORM. New sexy sweet ladies!! Erotic massage and sexual wellbeing 651 948 217 JAVEA EL ARENAL erotic massage. Toys, bondage, private Apto Whatsapp 634 830 630 Appointment CALPE BLONDE, SEXY hot nordic girl massage Nice time Kisses. Tel 631 817 122 PRIVATE SEXY German lady, 47, blonde, very busty, in Torrevieja Call 602 451 257 English spoken

TORREVIEJA THAI LADYBOY, Jasmin, 31 yrs. Professional erotic massage, with beautiful breasts. Good English spoken. Private apartment, easy parking in the area +34 634 162 388 TORREVIEJA, BRAZILIAN lovely lady, I do curing, relaxing massage, waxing. Silk hands. Outings. I sell natural products 687 131 005 BENIDORM. RASHIN BLONDE, big boob invites you for erotic massage and sexual pleasure. Tel 692 590 582


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Employment PART TIME GARDENER required in Moraira area to help with my vegetable plot Pattie 627 124 133

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.

Loans & Finances CASH PAID for gold & luxury watches. Sovereign bought for 320 Euros each (03/02/20) Market leading prices paid. Fully legal. Call 602 506 390 for a free no obligation quote or visit the web site: www.spanishpawnbrokers.com

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

Properties under 175.000€ 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

TORREVIEJA, Paraje Natural. South-facing terraced house, 3 bed, 2 baths, utility room, furn., conservatory, solarium, garage, com. pool, central. 98,000€ 966 773 985 or 616 939 326 - ww.hf-immo.com

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 V 0034650 873 669

Visit our website www.thepost.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

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

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 BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR sale 27000sqm Guadalest valley two small cabins, platform (been used for dance/yoga/weekends) 75,000€ contact naturemoves@gmail.com

Properties from 175.000€

PRIVATE SALE, lg 3 bed, 2 bath det. finca, 1000 m2 plot, lg garage & storage room, shed & 25 m2 summer house. Located 5 mins drive from Rojales & 10 mins from Guardamar. Move in ready condition. Open to sensible offers. 625 034 903 FINCA SALE 4 bedr, well furnished, by lakeside near Vistabella, 195,000 €. owner 620 060 611

WE URGENTLY need houses for existing clients in realistic market prices. Torrevieja area 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

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Long term let BENIDORM- FINESTRAT Free studio apartment for a young retired company in return for few hours of work a day. Please call 666 626 278 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 FAMILY REQUIRES a large house (min. 4 Bedr.) Torrevieja/ Orihuela Costa or surrounding 10 kms Long term let 680 536 312

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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