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Enjoy Pierre’s French Cuisine Kitchen open: 12.30 - 3.00, 7.00 - 10.00. Closed Thursdays Plaza Los Jazmines 10, 04740 Roquetas de Mar Opposite Playa Capricho in the car park

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Suspected Maoist rebels set off two bombs in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh killing 13 people, most of them paramilitary soldiers and officials charged with holding elections in the region. The attacks, half an hour apart, were the most serious since voting to elect a new federal government began last week in a six-week process to allow security forces to move across the country. The first explosion took place in a bus in Bijapur carrying election officials who were on their way back after completing the vote. Seven people were killed.

A second bomb hit an ambulance in the thickly forested Bastar region killing five members of the Central Reserve Police Force and their driver, according to R. K. Vij, head of antiMaoist operations. It was not clear why the soldiers were travelling in the ambulance, but in the past Government officials have used such vehicles as a means of disguise or distraction to avoid attacks by Maoists. The rebels have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and have grown in strength recently in areas where poor,

tribal villagers came into conflict with mining companies seeking resources for industrialisation. The Maoists are seeking to overthrow the Indian state by violence. They accuse the government of first taking over land from poor peasants and then plundering the land’s mineral wealth. India’s 2014 elections are the world’s biggest exercise in democracy, and the spend by politicians is expected to reach $5 billion. This makes them the second most expensive elections after the $7 billion U.S. presidential elections. India is a multi-party parliamentarian federal democracy and the forthcoming elections are for the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament. The country is divided into 543 constituencies, each represented by a member of parliament, and the party or coalition with a simple majority (272 seats) forms the government. Currently, two main coalitions are the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led by the Indian National Congress (INC) – also the ruling party – and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). There are 11 other regional parties that have come together to form a third front.


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see the difference, our choice, price and quality surpass any outlet here or in the UK. Add to that our party products, balloons (including helium), banners etc and superb gift range, we are confident that once you have experienced shopping with us you will want to return again and again. Find us on the main road between Arboleas and Albox in front of Ferreteria Longo, and next to the Organic Garden Centre.

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local News New APSA kennels a step closer The new APSA kennels are well on their way on the site near Albox. Di, chair of APSA, was delighted to report the steady progress at the recent APSA AGM at Jacks in Albox. The registered charity has been in existence for over 10 years and continues to find homes for dogs whilst running a neutering and education programme - funded solely through the APSA shop and events organised by volunteers and supporters. Di reported that she homed 101 dogs last year but the charity took in many more, it now has more dogs than ever and the kennels are full to the brim. To save on costs and to assist homings, the charity is building its own kennels nearer to Albox. The red tape and regulations make the process frustrating at times and work, done by volunteers, is dependant on donations of building materials and money. At the AGM, plans for open days at the kennels were discussed and Di said the charity will continue to kennel dogs privately to help with finances. Su is planning one of her excellent fashion shows, always a sell-out, in June so look

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out for details. We are all also looking forward to the official opening of the kennels. Volunteers are desperately needed now though to help with the new kennels, also any fencing, bricks, odd tiles - anything to help with the building. Please ring Di 663 762 642 or call in the APSA shop if you would like to donate money to the building fund. The shop is in Avenida Lepanto, opposite Jacks in Albox, open 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday. Photos are of the site and Di, and a puppy waiting for the new kennels to be built! The latest news, and dogs for homing, are at http://www.apsa.org.es/

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Man charged over hammer attack at London’s Cumberland Hotel

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of three women at a hotel near London’s Marble Arch. The 1,000 room luxury four star hotel is just yards from London shoppers’ paradise, Oxford Street.

The women - wealthy sisters from the United Arab Emirates – were attacked with a hammer and hit around the face and neck as they slept. The family had arrived in London separately between the 3rd and 5th of this month, with their three children aged between seven and 12 years old. The women and children shared the two rooms, which had an adjoining door. According to Detective Superintendent Carl Mehta the room, on the seventh floor of the hotel, was deliberately left unlocked by the occupants as they had other family members staying at the hotel. POl.ND.EL REAL C/VENTE VACIO E-14 04628 ANTAS - ALMERIA TEL: 950 392 307 MOVIL: 617 478 344

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9 month old baby charged with murder

A Pakistani judge threw out charges of attempted murder made against a nine-month-old baby in a case that cast a spotlight on Pakistan’s dysfunctional justice system. Baby Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore, sitting on his grandfather’s lap and drinking from a bottle of milk. He and his adult relatives were charged this month with attempting to murder a policeman after his family clashed with police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills. The police registered a case against the whole family, though later the charge was revoked, and an altered charge against the baby’s grandfather, Muhammad Yasin, and his three sons was registered. The family’s defense lawyer, Irfan Sadiq, said ‘The police told the court that the nomination of Musa in the case of attacking police and gas company officials was a human error and Musa is not charged.’ Pictures taken at an earlier court hearing of Musa crying as he was being fingerprinted provoked widespread ridicule, and provincial officials called for an inquiry into this ridiculous charge.

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A German furniture store chain has apologised for selling mugs with Adolf Hitler’s face on them.

The ceramic cups feature a faint image of a Naziera 20 pfennig postage stamp with Hitler’s profile on it, postmarked with a swastika stamp. The mug is decorated with roses, and features handwritten poems English - next to the photograph of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The furniture chain, which operates in Bielefeld, Germany, which is still a British Forces base, apologised for the “terrible” mistake, which it blamed on “a stupid chain of unfortunate circumstances”. The company’s owner, Christian Zurbrueggen, said: ‘The cups’ Chinese designer had mistakenly chosen the image of the former dictator, which the chain then ordered in error.’ No one noticed

the problem during unpacking.’ He apologised profusely and called the incident ‘truly terrible.’ He said the mugs were loaded so quickly on to company shelves that no store workers noticed the ‘embarrassing error.’ The Chinese factory responsible has also apologised and promised a full investigation. The chain sold 175 of the mugs before anyone drew attention to the black and white profile of the world’s most infamous Nazi. Those customers could make a profit on their purchase, though. The company promised to compensate them with a 20-euro (£16.5) gift voucher - a significant mark-up on the original 1.99 euro price. The company may

not be the only one keen to get hold of the notorious mugs. The Neue Westfaelische Zeitung also reports that a contemporary history museum in Bonn, the

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featuring the former Fuehrer is strictly forbidden in modern-day Germany and can be punishable with severe fines.

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Spring is the air so now is a good time to treat yourselves ladies. Whether it’s a relaxing massage with Jessica after those Easter visitors have been or a new hair colour to enter the new season with go on make that call. Donna’s Boutique in Turre has the latest season’s fashions in to suit all ages and all sizes. Her Curve range is especially popular so why not check out her face book page for some ideas. She also has a wide range of accessories to make that outfit complete

special for your natural nails so why not have something different?

Burlesque Classes Start On Wed 23rd April @6pm

So ladies call a friend or two and make a day of it create a new look and boost your feel good factor there are some great offers available here that are just not to be missed or tear the page out and keep it handy for that special occasion.

Wavelengths have a WIFI service in their salon so bring your tablet or smart phone along and catch up on your social media and then post your new look on their face book page. Why not take up opportunity to learn some pole dancing moves and increase your fitness as well as your fun. Bonita’s has some great April offers including 50% off waxing on specific days so now is the time to get your legs ready for the beach. Edith has a great talent to create something

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ALMERIMAR & surrounding area Easter Saturday 19th April Live music with Groovy Phil in front of MacGowans and Italian Food Restaurant from 7 pm

For all your local advertising needs call Mark on 693 774 932

A friend in need is a friend indeed

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True friendship is alive and well and living in the SOCIEDAD PROTECTORA DE ANIMALES DE ROQUETAS DE MAR.

“RastroMarket” in the car park opposite Leo’s

They are two inseparable male dogs and they rely on each other to help face the harsh realities of the shelter.

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This precious and lovely thing manifests itself in the partnership of two dogs, PAULI and PIRRI.

home where they can continue their relationship. It would be heart-breaking for both the workers at the kennels and also for the dogs themselves if they were parted. The dogs would surely suffer true grief. If you would like to visit the kennels or help in some small way please contact Geoff at geoffalmeria@hotmail.com

Last Saturday PAULI was taken out of his kennel by a volunteer for a walk. He made a few steps and then stopped. He turned round and only when he saw his bosom buddy PIRRI was following would he move on. During the entire walk both of them were constantly watching out for the other. This phenomenon is duplicated many times over in the kennel. A number of other dogs huddle together and give each other mutual comfort. This is respected by the kennel and they strive to ensure that these friendships are nurtured and that they are given homes together. PAULI and PIRRI surely deserve a

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La Envia Golf & Country Club Leo’s fish bar & grill

The new team at Leo’s fish bar & grill would like extend a warm welcome for everyone to the all new Leo’s fish bar and grill.

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Cally, Jan, Matthew and Nina would like to extend a warm welcome for everyone to the all new Leo’s fish bar and grill. We are offering a whole new international menu, fresh and cooked to order. Come and sample our exciting new range of tapas and savour the brand new atmosphere.

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Please keep your eyes out for our entertainment evenings. Come on down for the relaunch of our fish and chip shop on Good Friday the 18th April and join us for live music and a free buffet. We look forward to seeing you all.

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Spring is in the air and that means summer is only just around the corner. Swim suit season is here, so time to work off our winter hibernation fat. The question is; are you going to make a start and get ready to show off your new swimwear and your new Beach Body or Go back into hibernation behind a Brolly? Look… I know we’re not all into taking our tops off to go frolicking on the beach to show off our tanned bodies… but warmer weather means less clothing. And that means, shorts, tank tops, sleeveless dresses… basically more skin exposure. Even if you’re able to cover your midsection, you’re going to have a difficult time covering up your arms and legs. Here’s the good news though… when you start getting back into shape your arms and legs are usually the first areas to get toned. Your midsection is more difficult… but seeing the results come so quickly in your arms and legs is great motivation to stick with it and keep working hard so you can eventually work off your stubborn stomach fat. And the month of April is the best time to start… since any real significant progress takes 2 - 3 months to see. So if you begin now… you’ll be just in time for summer! The biggest challenge is knowing where to begin. And for most people starting the right way can be the difference between getting the results you want so you can confidently spend your summer wearing (or not wearing) anything you want OR having to be self conscious and constantly having to worry about what you look like… all throughout the summer season.

Well… personally I want you to have a great summer, so I’m giving you the 4 essential steps you need to effectively start burning off that extra layer of winter fat today, so you can be swimsuit ready by summer time. 1. Start by changing your diet. Diet is the easiest place to start since you don’t need to do anything physical. That being said, I know most people would rather start with the physical aspect of their fitness/ fat loss program… because changing diet is difficult. BUT this is where 90% of the people go wrong. They start by exercising and being more active before changing their diet… which is like starting your car and shifting into drive while the car is on rollers. Not matter how fast the speedometer says you’re going, the car doesn’t move… a lot of wasted energy for nothing. Here’s the thing … just by tweaking your diet slightly on daily/weekly basis you can make huge gains. It doesn’t need to be all or nothing. The idea is to find what works for you… so you can stick to it without having to feel deprived or hungry. If you can’t stick to it, it’s no use… it simply won’t last. The principle of a solid diet begins by eating real food only and eliminating liquid calories. That means no processed foods or sugar drinks… even if it’s “healthy”. If you’re used to drinking juice… switch it eating fruits. If you’re used to drinking orange juice in the morning… eat oranges instead. Just by simply removing processed foods and liquid calories, you’ll be amazed at how much less

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Personally I like full body exercises in a circuit training format because I’ve seen the best results using this combination of methods. But you don’t need to do what I do. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you’re using challenging weights that work your muscles and perform each workout with enough intensity to stimulate the necessary fat burning hormones. Keep in mind that the results of the workouts will be a direct effect of the intensity you put into the workouts. More doesn’t mean it’s better or more intense. If you’re doing the workouts right you can get all the benefits in 20 - 30 minutes… max!

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Hello and welcome to CanDu Computer Bytes. Today I’m breaking a rule. I’m writing the same article for both papers. Generally, I prefer to do two (2) different topics as both papers are completely different with their own individual styles. What topic could make me take this drastic action? The impending demise of support and maintenance by Microsoft for Windows XP. What are the implications? How is the security of your computer likely to be affected? Do you have to, as insisted upon by Microsoft, either upgrade (pay through the nose for something that you never actually own) to their flagship (should that read flag shit?) Window 8.1, stick with Upgrading to Windows 7 or stay as you are? What are the benefits / dangers of these options? Can I offer an alternate perspective to that of the computer re-sellers (who want you to buy a new computer from them) and the massive money machine that is Microsoft on this issue. Just about everyone, currently, uses some form of threat to coerce you into a course of action that suits them. You have seen the advert for coughing where ‘IT IS CANCER’ but probably nothing!!? They all play on your insecurities. Knowledge is the only tool we have against these individuals. I’m writing this article on an XP computer! This machine has served me faithfully, without too many problems, for 7 years and is still going strong! You have been told that because XP isn’t to have any further support that it will become vulnerable to attack, viruses, malware and a host of other nasties out there, and the ONLY solution is to spend

more money on buying a product that they provide – at extortionate cost! Here are a few questions that might help you make the right decision for you. What do you have on it that any cracker (not hacker) will want to spend days getting passed your defences for? Crackers are generally ‘thrill seekers’ wanting to beat the latest and greatest. Our behemoth steam engines are of little interest to them! Will your Antivirus and Malware programs stop working after the final date. Will all your third party programs (firefox, thunderbird, gimp, etc) also stop working? The short answer is NO! They will continue to be supported by the authors for sometime to come (I have found programs for my windows 98 machine STILL out there on the internet!). My choice is NOT to upgrade! I am happy where I am at the moment. This doesn’t mean that Windows 7 isn’t any good, IT IS! When I choose to upgrade, in the far flung mists of time, it will be to Windows 7 (unless Microsoft get off their corporate arses and make a product worth upgrading to!). At this moment, I wouldn’t upgrade to Windows 8.1 if my life depended on it as it is still designed for ‘touch screen’ technology and leaves us poor keyboard and mouse folk out on a limb! I hope that this helps to allay the worries that you might have had about the imminent demise of XP support. As always I will be a Jack’s Bar, Albox from 12 lunchtime until about 4pm for my regular Friday ‘computer clinic’. Advice and Diagnosis are always free. So either see you there, or in your own home (reading the articles or fixing your problems). Until then, have a lovely week now that summer appears to have arrived.

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There I was, trying to get something sent to the Sol Times before the deadline. Really, you don’t want to miss deadline day or you’re forced to listen to a whole day of Boney M! What a punishment! But, I had ten minutes to spare so thought I would rattle something off. Yes I know, you’re surprised it takes so long, but that does include makingand drinking-a cup of tea. I’d just managed to complete a very tricky technical process, requiring advanced I.T. skills-switching the computer on-when next door’s kids kicked their ball over the wall...again. They must be lousy footballers because hardly an hour goes by without a ball landing in our garden. So, being a good neighbour, I went out to throw it back over the wall. Not their wall of course, I’m not that good, but over the wall of our other neighbour. The first thing that hit me was, it was hot! Only late March and someone had already turned the heat up to Gas Mark 7! The second thing to hit was the realisation that the ball was moving. I looked closer, there were hordes of ants the size of your thumb, determinedly taking the ball, which was a full sized football, towards their nest. A thought struck me...aren’t insects daft! While I was watching, trying to decide whether I should risk an ant attack and get the ball back, the doorbell rang. When I say the doorbell rang, I should clarify this; one of the kids next door was leaning on it so it was ringing away like a Tsunami warning. At the same time his brother was assaulting the door with his cricket bat. Lovely kids! Fortunately, that made my decision for me. I opened the door and invited them in to pick up their ball. They looked a bit confused, this isn’t what usually happens! In they came and the one with the bat picked up their football, smirking to his brother all the time. I’ve got to tell you, that smirk suddenly changed to a look of terror as a few of those ants fastened themselves to his fingers and wouldn’t let go. He dropped the ball and scooted out, quickly followed by his brother. I did feel sorry for them and even considered throwing the ball back. And I still hadn’t finished this week’s offering. Oh no-Boney M approaching fast!

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The Secret Diary

Until the age of seven my life was a bit of a blur; I don’t mean I can’t’ remember much, it really was blurry as I was diagnosed with myopia, severe short sightedness of minus 6. Looking through photo albums it’s weird to see myself without glasses until a couple of years into school. Luckily I was taught to read at home before I first started school and I remember holding books up close to my face, a habit I still have now. Those old family albums also show another change as also aged 7 a mole grew on the tip of my nose. Later a specialist described it as a dogs paw mole. It never bothered me as it was fairly invisible from where I viewed it and kids at school affectionately called me Moley. I had a friend called Alex Mole in middle school so he was Moley too. The NHS only offered the most horrible looking specs to children. After growing out of the Joe 90 plastic ones infants still get today, I opted for the round tortoise shell style, later made famous by Harry Potter. I am so glad I’d long left school when those books started doing the rounds in 1997. I started Secondary school in 1978; the same year as Tucker Jenkins, Alan and Benny started at Grange Hill, I had a crush on Trisha Yates, played by Michelle Herbert. She’s now a receptionist for a double glazing company in Scotland. The characters had similar problems and adventures as most real life 12 year olds did when joining a large school full of hormone fuelled teenagers. Bullying was par for the course; suddenly being called Moley had an

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aggression to it when the older boys took the mickey out of my nose and jam jar lens glasses.

Then in 1982 Adrian Mole aged 13 & 3/4s appeared in print looking remarkably similar to me; this gave the witty bullies my new name Adrian Moley. Luckily I left school soon after and at college the ribbing stopped. Tucker et al also left Grange Hill, Todd Carty starred in Tuckers Luck which ran for three series until 1985. My school years coincided with the beginning of Thatcherism where the mantra was ‘greed is good.’ Luckily Adrian Mole and Tucker Jenkins through their creators Sue Townsend (May she rest in peace) and Phil Redmond showed kids the stark reality for those not fortunate enough to have ‘Loadsamoney’. The 80s saw me in my teens to early 20s. Auf Weidersehen-Pet and Boys from the Black Stuff depicted the flipside of Thatcher’s so called economic miracle. Harry Enfield’s character Loadsamoney and the loathsome couple Stan and Pam with their catchphrase ‘we are considerably richer than yow!’ The miners’ strike and privatisations that promised riches to the masses were the backdrop to my adolescence. Then 25 years ago this week tragedy struck at Hillsborough; On April 15th 1989, 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death at a football ground that although previously deemed as unsafe was allowed

to host the FA Cup Final against Nott’s Forest. Immediately the right wing media headed by The Scum prompted by a corrupt police hierarchy and Thatcher’s administration; disgustingly lied and blamed the fans for their own deaths. Liverpool FC staff (Steven Gerrard lost his cousin Jon Paul aged just 10) and thousands of others still mourn the loss of relatives, colleagues and friends that day. Finally a new inquest started 2 weeks ago; it makes painful reading as to just how families are still affected to this day. Hopefully now finally there will be Justice for the 96!


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Reformed pension rules, dismal interest rates, buoyant Sterling and depressed European housing markets – all favourable conditions for overseas investment that have led to the publication of the Overseas Property Investor Guide, a jargon-free guide aimed at helping first-time investors in foreign real estate markets. The new Overseas Property Investor Guide, published by the Overseas Guides Company, is launching at this week’s Property Investor and Homebuyer Show. The Overseas Investor Guide will complement its stand at the London event with free copies of its new Guide, where visitors will also be able to check out the latest investment opportunities and subscribe to its fortnightly investment focused e-newsletter. “Thanks to the new rules, pension pots are becoming more liquid,” said Angelos Koutsoudes, Head of the Overseas Guides Company. “The choice of investment vehicles for pensioners has suddenly opened up, and we expect a large portion of people to channel capital into property investments, both abroad and at home, which offer capital appreciation and higher yields compared to typical annuities or savings accounts. There will be many retirees and people close to retiring who want to explore this route, and our new guide and team are here to assist them. “Looking at just the UK market,” continued Koutsoudes, “the effects

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High quality townhouse of 96m2 in a top class complex near to the marina. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, roof terrace & garage. A/C. Beautiful community terraces, pools & Jacuzzi. Excellent location.

399,000 € Mojácar Playa DV1295

Superb opportunity to own a detached villa of 196m2 on 460m2 with multiple living/business options. Very near to the beach + sea views. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, ample terraces, & parking. A/C.

98,000 €

Mojácar Playa

A1163

Beautiful ground floor apartment of 51m2 with 57m2 of terraces on a small urbanisation near to the beach. Large community terraces & pool. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Furnished.

58,000 €

Antas

A1141

Spacious quality 2nd floor apartment of 95 m2 + 74 m2 private roof terrace with fabulous views. 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, lift access. Furnished. Parking. In walking distance of the town centre.

139,950 €

Antas

LV646

Extremely attractive furnished bungalow of 77m2 on 193m2 less than 5 minutes drive to the beach. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, terraces, garden & roof terrace. Community gardens & parking.

Spacious, quality, terraced townhouse of 123m2 on 245 m2 with private pool and garage & superb country views. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Furnished. Short drive to golf & beaches.

299,000 € El Pinar

230,000 € El Pinar

DV1275

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, renovated country house of 310m2 on 3,250m2 with 2 rooms in the attic for conversion. In superb order throughout. Garage & large pool of 11 x 5 m. Excellent views.

DV1294

Beautifully finished & well maintained detached house of 129m2 on 400m2 with far reaching views to the sea. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large basement, private pool & gardens. Part furnished. Ample terraces.

www.pricebrown.com Tel: +34 950 478 915 Fax: +34 950 478 963 sales@pricebrown.com rentals@pricebrown.com

Members of the National Association of Estate Agents Overseas

Monday - Friday 9.30am to 6pm

We are able to organise Energy Efficiency Certificates at very competitive prices. Contact us for more details All properties listed with Price Brown comply with the consumer protection act - decreto 218/2005 11 Octobre (Andalucia).

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Prices are correct for 7 days from going to print for all properties on these pages

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Sundance Spas

Pool Maintenance S.L.

Open: Monday - Thursday 9am - 2.30pm & 4pm - 7pm, friday 9am - 2.30pm & 4pm - 6pm Closed Saturday & Sunday

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New range of economical Spas Renew - 3 seater 4.649,00 Euros

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MOJACAR HOLIDAY SERVICES Established in Mojacar since 1990

Mojacar Holiday Services is one of the leading self catering holiday companies in Mojacar

If you are looking for a hard working, trustworthy team to manage and look after your villa in Mojacar, then look no further! Chris and I are here for you. You will have peace of mind knowing that whilst you are away your beautiful” home away from home” will be looked after by us, as your home will treated like it was our own.

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We urgently need more properties for sale and rental for waiting clients Properties of the week

If you are not happy! We are not happy!

Ref: INT/JM - Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath house on 2 levels, parking, pool & gardens, 300m from beach

Ref: GV/EB Perfectly located, furn, 1 bed 1st floor apart, a/c, pool, UKTV, parking, 50 metres from beach

Ref: SO/PP - Beautiful det villa, 4 bed, 3 bath, pool & sun terr, peaceful village near Mojacar.

Ref: LA/GK- Fantastic modern, 1st floor 3 bed, apart, 1 bath, pools, tennis court, elevator, parking

MOJACAR - reduced €179,950

MOJACAR - reduced €69,950

We pride ourselves on offering you hand picked quality accommodation at an affordable price. Chris and I are here to offer you the service you expect from a company which is arranging your all-important vacation accommodation. We deal directly with you on line, on the phone or face to face in our office on Mojacar Playa. Our personal service is something we take immense pride in.

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Tel +34 950 699 947

Email mojacarhols@gmail.com

Office hours 9.30am until 3pm Villa In Zurgena

Ref 1360

one of Mojacars longest established Estate Agents Paseo Del Mediterraneo 201 Edif Guardias Viejas, Local 2a

€159,500

Build Size Very nice villa all on 1 level, mature 122m2 gardens, pool, garage, Dist beach central heating, log 44,000m burner, irrigation. Only a few mins from Beds 3 the motorway & 25 Baths 2 mins from Mojacar. Terraces 1 Excellent Value

SOPALMO, reduced €268,950

MOJACAR - reduced €119,950

Paseo del Mediterraneo 19, Mojacar Playa, Almeria (near the Hotel Best Indalo)

Tel: 950 478 612 / 610 808 631 

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www.almeriaholidays.com Villa In Mojacar

Ref 0348 Build Size 97m² Dist beach 300m Beds 3 Baths 3 Terraces 2

€179,995 A very nice villa with fantastic 360 degree views of the sea and mountains. This villa has had a 3rd bedroom added with a superb en suite bathroom.

Farmhouse in Mojacar

Ref 1092 Build Size 175m² Dist beach 2,500m Beds 4 Baths 2 Terraces 2

€165,000 Reformed corijo on a lovely plot of land with Alacen of 49m2. Good distribution of rooms, log burner, large workshop below house. Almacen of 2 floors can be converted.

URGENTLY SEEKING PROPERTIES FOR SALE AND FOR RENT. Apartment in Mojacar

Ref 1430

Tel: 950 478 555 Email: info@k7mojacar.com

www.k7mojacar.com

€75,000

Build Size This 2 bedroom 65m² apartment is in a frontline Dist beach complex in need of 100m modernisation hence Beds 2 the price. Secure parking, very large Baths 1 Terraces 1 pool. Good situation

close to all amenities

Apartment in Mojacar

Ref 1196 Build Size 77m² Dist beach 500m Beds 2 Baths 1 Terraces 1

€85,000 Very nice apartment in sought after complex of Spirit of Mojacar. Beautiful pool & gardens. Parking space & storage room. South facing terrace spacious & light inside.

Apartment Mojacar Playa

Ref 0586

€90,000

Build Size A new urbanisation close to 70m² the beach, Dist beach several communal 200m pools, tennis courts. Beds 2 Near to all Baths 1 amenities. Fantastic Terraces 2 sea views


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Spanish Estate Agent avenida puente no.11, albox just before the old bridge on the right

for sale visit our website for an online insurance quote

Albox: Corner House,2 bed, Legal, Patio & Terrace

€49,995

Oria: 3 bed detached villa on 2,500 m2 plot, legal

Arboleas:

Immaculate 2 bed, 2 bath Villa 800m2 plot, cash investment,

€81,995

€79,995

Albanchez:

Fully restored 3 bed detached country house on approx 400m2 plot

€54,995

Cantoria: 3 bed detached Villa on 900m2 Plot, immaculate,

€109,000

Vera: 2 bed, 2 bath, Apart, indoor / outdoor pool.

Vera: 3 bed, 2 bath town house, drive & Terraces.

€84,995

€89,995

Mojacar Playa:

Albox:

2 bed detached villa on 1,200m2 plot, legal.

3 bed, 2 bath House, 100 metres from beach.

€109,995

€94,995

Arboleas: Immaculate 5 bed detached house, room for pool.

€106,000

Albox:

Immaculate 3 bed villa with detached 2 bed apartment

€124,995

Mojacar: Urban land with sea views and outline planning

€59,995

Partaloa:

Beautiful 3 bed villa with pool and 2,500m2 garden

€179,995

Tel: 950 431 855 / 634 345 257

Los Gallardos: 3 bed detached country house on 1,200m2 plot.

€105,000

Mojacar:

Stunning sea view apartments with 100% finance available

from €84,995

Mojacar:

10 room hotel with pool, bar and restaurant, going concern

€550,000

Vera: 2 bed apartment, fitted kitchen, pool.

€49,995

Mojacar:

Amazing 4 bed villa, 3 self contained apartments, indoor pool

€450,000

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O Olive

Contact: 607 705 085 or 687 938 466 C/Llanos, Bedar (Next to the Miramar Restaurant) Open: Monday-Friday 10.00am-3.30pm

www.olivehouse-es.com TURRE

ONLY 39,950€

This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment is located in a quiet street on the edge of Turre with great views from the terrace to the Sierra Cabrera mountain range and Mojacar Pueblo

OLV829

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Part of the money raised will help support Perros sin Casa, a dog rescue charity based in Huércal Overa assisting in Food and Vet bills

If you have any unwanted items that you would like to donate please do so. In addition we are also taking in items you would like to sell.

Please call Charmaine on 648742105 for more information

Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10-6 and Sat 10-2

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Bar Unique

YOU HAVE BOUGHT A PROPERTY AND IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE BARGAIN…

Legal Matters

Help for Expats in Spain

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As a good citizen, you paid your purchase taxes (8% of the price of the property) but now you have received a letter from the tax office telling you that you need to pay more taxes since their valuation of the property is higher than the price you paid. Why is that?

LEGALLY ACCEPTABLE MINIMUM VALUE FOR TAX PURPOSES

Bar Unique is a brand new bar offering weekly live music.

If you and the seller declare an amount considered too little, then the Spanish Tax Agency can bill you, as buyer of the property, for the amount they deem underpaid. This problem is now occurring on normal legal transactions when you are lucky to get an absolute bargain. This is because a property is given a cadastral value for property tax purposes. During any given period, the tax office, rather than revalue all the properties, just declare a multiplier to this value to give the legally Multipliers acceptable minimum value for a property or piece of Albox 2,55 land. If you pay less than this total assumed value (after Antas 1,07 the multiplier is applied) you will get an invoice for the Arboleas 3,00 tax due on the amount between the price on the deeds and their figure. Bédar 1,00

How much is the MULTIPLIER where i live ? Here is a list of towns and their multiplier:

Cantoria 2,30

Can this decision be challenged ?

Fines 2,11

Yes, it can. You can submit a complaint to the Spanish Tax Agency and request a valuation of the property by an independent valuer in view of the special characteristics of the property.

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book review “What if he is the Messiah? Aren’t we morally obliged to save his life if he’s here to save the world?” This is Jodi’s 15th novel delving into lots of serious moral issues about capital punishment and organ donation. You’ll also experience some interesting discussion on religion and spirituality from different religious denominations as well as the atheists and gnostics. It raises questions over whether religion makes us more or less tolerant and whether what we believe is always the truth. Is religion divisive or does it unite? Following the modern trend, there are multiple-narrators and they are credible characters questioning life and suffering. June is the most tragic person having lost her first husband in a car accident. Daughter Elizabeth and June miraculously survived. She was inconsolable but a policeman called Kurt was there to comfort her and she grew to love him so in time they married. Shay Bourne, a vagrant, comes looking for work and June reluctantly takes him on. His arrival was unexpected just like a flyer from a summer carnival that blusters in on a winter wind. Heavily pregnant with Claire, June returns from antenatal to discover a shoot-out in her home, Elizabeth and Kurt the casualties. Shay Bourne was convicted of double murder. Kurt Nealon had been shot in the line of

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Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

duty after attempting to arrest Bourne after being found with Elizabeth, her underwear in his pocket. “Blood splattered her face and matted her hair; her eyes were still wide open. Her dress, hiked up when she had fallen, showed that she was naked from the waist down.” Michael is a math student writing his thesis when he is called to the jury for what was considered the crime of the century. It was the kind of crime that demanded the death penalty, the first time in 58 years. Michael was about the same age as the accused and he makes a chilling remark that he could easily have been Bourne and vice-versa. The evidence seemed conclusive and indisputable that Bourne was guilty of committing a heinous crime but should he be injected with a lethal dose? The jury had to make that decision. Michael was the last juror to be persuaded it was the right choice. Shay Bourne was bounced around the foster care system and he had a sister he hadn’t seen since he was 16. He had set alight to his foster home and his foster father had perished. For this he served 2 years in a juvenile detention facility. He had untreated bipolar disorder and poor reading, writing and language skills. He accepted his fate and was resolved to die but he needed redemption. Eleven years later he joins I-tier alongside Lucius, Calloway Rees,

Texas Wridell, Pogie Simmons and Crash. Michael becomes a priest and Bourne’s spiritual comforter, Maggie, an atheist, represents him as well as plugging her own causeraising enough awareness of the death penalty. She wants to protect Bourne’s religious freedoms when he requests that his heart be donated to June’s ailing daughter Claire, once he has been executed. June is presented with an untenable moral dilemma: what kind of mother would she be if she let that monster donate his heart OR what kind of a mother would she be if she turned it down and let her surviving daughter die? A change of heart is needed for both June as well as Claire and the New Jersey state. With Bourne’s arrival to I-tier some very strange things happen. So-called miracles caused people to feel extremely uncomfortable about this murderer. Who was he? “They were nothing like Jesus’s-or were they? Water into wine. feeding many with virtually nothing. Healing the sick. making the blind-or in Calloway’s case, the prejudicedsee.” More than 500 people camped outside the prison calling him a saviour. It’s about finding out the truth and this can be

disturbing especially when life is built on deception so if you want something comforting you’ll find Change of Heart can offer you that. Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton ISBN: 978-0340-935842 REVIEW it by Carol Naylor. www.carolnaylor.blogspot.com / www.carolesleynaylor.wordpress. com naylorcl@hotmail.es


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Fun Brain Teasers with Answers to Challenge your Mind 1. What is the London Orbital Motorway better known as? ............................................................................... 2. In what month is Hogmanay celebrated? .......................................................................................... 3. Complete the following TV series title, ‘Police, Camera, ……’?............................................................. 4. What type of music would you associate with Maria Callas?.......................................................................... 5. Which Sicilian Mountain is Europe’s largest volcano? .......................................................................................... 6. Which was the only non-European nation to win the men’s football world cup in the 90’s? .......................................................................................... 7. Was singer Enrico Caruso a baritone, tenor or bass? .......................................................................................... 8. Which member of the Rolling Stones was best man at Keith Richard’s wedding?.............................................. 9. Which alphabet did the Muscovites use? .......................................................................................... 10. What type of transport did Steve McQueen use to escape in the film ‘The Great Escape’? .......................................................................................... 11. Which English County has the longest coastline? .......................................................................................... 12. Which English Northeast County is furthest north? .......................................................................................... 13. What colour is a typical diesel pump at English petrol stations?...................................................................... 14. Who hosts ‘Aunties Sporting Bloomers’? .......................................................................................... 15. Who was Paula Yates father who hosted ‘Stars on Sunday’?..................................................................... 16. From which country do the pop group ‘Aqua’ originate?.................................................................... 17. Which Nelson was the first president of South Africa?......................................................................... 18. Who had a UK hit in the 90’s with ‘Streets of Philadelphia’?.............................................................. 19. Which page of a newspaper is traditionally associated with naked women?.................................. 20. What was the name of Cher’s husband who died in a skiing accident?...........................................................

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logic puzzle

Six men, whose names are Fred Alberts, Larry Smith, Brian Martin, Marty Jones, Bill Edison, and John Fox were in an elevator together. Suddenly, the lights went out. When the lights came back on, Fred Alberts’ wallet was missing. Detectives have investigated. They have questioned the suspects, the witnesses, and people who know the suspects. They have collected physical evidence (hair samples, fibre samples, etc.) from the crime scene. They have collected 14 clues, but have not been able to solve the crime. Therefore, they have called in the world’s greatest detective, YOU. You must now examine the clues and solve the crime. No two suspects have the same weight, colour shoes, colour umbrella, colour car, or hair colour. The suspect who owns a purple car was wearing tan shoes. The suspect who weighs 180 pounds owns a green car. Brian Martin owns a green car. The suspect who owns a black car was wearing blue shoes. The suspect who weighs 150 pounds was wearing tan shoes. Marty Jones was carrying a purple umbrella. John Fox has red hair. Larry Smith weighs 210 pounds. The suspect who weighs 190 pounds was wearing blue shoes. The suspect who was carrying a red umbrella is not the one who was wearing black shoes. The thief owns a black car. The suspect who owns a white car is not the one who weighs 170 pounds. Bill Edison was wearing brown shoes. The suspect who weighs 190 pounds is not the one who has red hair

logic puzzle solution:

Answer: Marty Jones

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We can rule out Fred from our investigations as he was the victim. Brian Martin owns a green car. The thief owns a black car, so Brian Martin is not the murderer. The suspect who owns a black car was wearing blue shoes. The suspect who weighs 190 pounds was wearing blue shoes. The suspect who weighs 190 pounds is not the one who has red hair. Therefore, one suspect was wearing blue shoes, owns a black car, weighs 190 pounds, & is not the one who has red hair. But Bill Edison was wearing brown shoes, John Fox has red hair, Larry Smith weighs 210 pounds, and Brian Martin owns a green car. Therefore, the only suspect who could be this suspect is Marty Jones. Since this suspect, Marty Jones, owns a black car and the thief owns a black car, he is the thief.

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ith salted Tasty food for Mackerel on toast wer cucumber & hors adish everyday, special occasions and for sharing with friends A potent combination of fresh mackerel, pungent horseradish and refreshing cucumber that’s a smashing start to any meal

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Ingredients ½ cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced on a mandoline salt 4 tbsp grated fresh horseradish 2 heaped tablespoon crème fraîche 2 tsp English mustard powder 4 fresh mackerel fillets salt and freshly ground black pepper knob of butter To serve 4 slices soda bread, toasted, buttered 1 small red onion, thinly sliced ½ small lemon Preparation method 1.For the salted cucumber and horseradish, place the cucumber slices into a colander and sprinkle with plenty of salt. Mix well and leave the contents to drain over the sink for half an hour. 2.Rinse the salt off the cucumber with cold water, then leave to drain. Gently wring out any excess moisture from the cucumber with

your hands, then set aside. 3.In a clean bowl, mix the horseradish with the crème fraîche and mustard powder, making sure the mustard powder is well combined with no lumps. Set aside. 4.Season the mackerel fillets on their skin side with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 5.Heat the butter in a frying pan until it is foaming, then add the fillets skin-side down. Place a heat-proof plate onto the cooking fillets, as this will make sure they stay flat and cook evenly. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until nearly cooked through, then turn the fillets and cook for 30 seconds, or until just cooked through. 6.To serve, place a small handful of the cucumber onto the toast. Place the cooked mackerel fillets onto the cucumber. Place a dollop of the horseradish sauce on top and garnish with a little of the sliced red onion and a squeeze of lemon

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Easter biscuits

Ingredients

For the dough 200g/8oz softened butter 150g/6oz caster sugar 2 large free-range egg yolk 400g/14oz plain flour, plus extra for flouring 1 level tsp mixed spice 1 level tsp ground cinnamon 2-4 tbsp milk For the traditional currant biscuits 100g/4oz currants a little caster sugar, for sprinkling For the iced biscuits 1-2 tsp lemon juice 250g/9oz icing sugar about 2 tbsp cold water different coloured food colouring

2.Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk. Sieve in the flour and spices and add enough milk to give a fairly soft dough. Bring together, using your hands, to make a soft dough. 3.Halve the mixture and set half to one side. 4.For the traditional currant method biscuits, add the currants 1.Preheat the oven to to the remaining half of 180C/350F/Gas 4. Lightly the mixture and knead it grease two baking trays lined lightly on a lightly floured with baking parchment. work surface. Roll out to a

container. 6.For the iced biscuits, knead the remaining half of the biscuit dough mixture lightly on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to a thickness of 5mm/¼in. Cut out Easter biscuits using an assortment of shaped cutters, such as bunnies, Easter eggs, chicks, spring flowers. thickness of about 5mm/ 7.Lightly grease two baking ¼in. Cut into rounds using trays lined with baking a circular cutter. Place on parchment. the prepared baking trays. 8.Place the biscuit shapes on Sprinkle with caster sugar. the prepared baking trays 5.Bake in the preheated and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until oven for 10-15 minutes. pale golden-brown. Keep a Remove from the oven and careful eye on the biscuits - lift on to a wire rack to cool. it doesn’t matter if you open 9.To make the icing, pass the oven door to check. one teaspoon of lemon Sprinkle with caster sugar juice through a fine sieve, and lift onto a wire rack to to remove any pips or bits. cool. Store in an airtight Mix the icing sugar with the

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11.Spoon a little icing into a piping bag and pipe your decorations onto the biscuits. For a smooth finish, you can pipe the outline of your design in the firmer icing, then slacken it down a bit by mixing in a little more water, giving the icing more of a runny consistency, and use this to fill in the designs.

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Burty’s BAR Playa Serena, roquetas de mar

Sun – Wed 11am – 6pm, Thur – Sat from 11am (closed tuesday)

e huge sunny terrac with winter sun!

A Big Thank You to all at ‘Lady Lay’ in RDM

free

SUnday lunch 12noon - 5pm 1 course 7.95€ - 2 courses 9.95€

Special Easter sunday lunch roast lamb booking advisable

Thursday 24th april

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9.95€ for 2 courses - sharing platter followed by authentic main course curry Fancy dress optional

Wednesday bingo 3pm

Tapas served

from 12noon – 4pm

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taBLE TOP SALE 27TH APRIL

3rd thursday of the month 11.30am

CALL TO BOOK TABLE

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Opposite Playa Luna Hotel between Oasis & Mar y Sol. Tel: 679 156 715

Clive and Bob at Lady Lay have once again agreed to support this year’s Royal British Legion POPPY APPEAL and have received their 2014 allyear-round box from Barry Thomas, the local poppy appeal organiser for Roquetas De Mar. Many thanks go to Clive and his team for their continued support, in raising funds for our British ex-service men and women. See photo of Clive and his merry crew! Why not call at Lady Lay Restaurant & Bar and enjoy their excellent choice of international cuisine, beers and fine wines at 23, C/Sierra Nevada in the Urbanisation of Roquetas De Mar. Lady Lay hold speciality nights, curry

nights and their Sunday lunches are very popular. They hold quiz night’s on a Wednesday, twice a month. Bookings are advisable for Sunday lunches and quiz nights, so don’t miss out. They have a truly international clientele base, with customers from all over Europe, so see you soon! New members, friends and guests are always welcome to join in the fun at Royal British Legion branch meetings held at The Lodge, C/ Americo Vespucio, Roquetas De Mar, first Tuesday of each month at 3pm. Contact Jenny or Mike on 950 328 469 for further details.

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ROQUETAS DE MAR Thank You Lily & Phil & Congratulations!

nOTICE bOARD

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION NOTICE

Easter Fayre and Table Top Sale at New York New York

Tuesday 6th May - 3pm - Social meeting, Black & White Day, so all members & guest are invited to wear black & white for the afternoon. Tuesday 3rd June - 3pm - Social meeting & Quiz. Thursday 12th June - RBL Lunch at Bar Cardies for members & guests, Steak or Menu del Dia. time to be confirmed Tuesday 1st July - 3pm - Social meeting. Thursday 17th July - ‘Summer Recess’ meal at Maracay Restaurant - Further details to follow. All monies raised at these events will go to the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

Sunday 20th April

Sunday 27th April

Table Top Sale at Burty’s Bar

Roquetas Bridge Club

Lily & Phil at ‘Estampa Tapas Bar’ have agreed to support The Royal British Legion POPPY APPEAL in 2014, and have received their Poppy collection box from Barry, the local Poppy Appeal Organiser. The photograph sees them with the 2014 all-year-round collection box. Many thanks for your continued support and help in raising funds for our British ex-service men and women. The happy couple are expecting their first child together in a few months time, so best wishes from all at The Royal British Legion, RDM Branch. Happily, life will never be the same again! Estampa is a popular place for locals, who often enjoy their delightful tapas, sweets/deserts, cakes and coffee, so why not pop in and sample their lovely food? Estampa is situated next to Zurimar Estate Agents and, opposite the Protur Roquetas Hotel & Spa in Playa Serena. New members, friends and guests are always welcome to join in the fun at The Royal British Legion branch meetings held at ‘The Lodge’, Calle Americo Vespucio, Roquetas De Mar, on the first Tuesday of each month at 3pm. Contact Jenny or Mike on 950 328 469 for further details.

Wish your Friends Loved Ones Happy birthday, anniversary or just send them a special message. Send details to: production@soltimes.com or call Mark on 693 774 932

meets on Monday’s at 3pm. For more info please contact Alison Ferguson 950349749 or Sue Barlow 950 333 344

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New members are welcome to join the branch, so come along to any the social meetings, contact Jenny/Mike on 950328469 for further info. Meetings are held at ‘The Lodge’ on Calle Americo Vespucio, Roquetas De Mar, on the first Tuesday of each month (3pm).

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Find us next door to Old Theos

FTG Notice

The ‘Friday Tapas Group’ meet up at 1.00pm each week (Friday) and the venues over the next few weeks are as follows:

18th April - El Coto, opposite Hotel Golf Trinidad. 25th April - New York NY, Playa Serena. 2nd May - Bar Chaplin’s, C/Sierra Nevada. 9th May - Bar Estampa, in the URB. 16th May - The Boulevard, Paseo Beach Front. 23rd May - Bar Manolo’s (ex-Bar Antonio’s), opp Hotel Playa Luna 30th May - Bea’s La Paloma (old Bar Y Da Wakes) Anyone is welcome to join the happy bunch and have a laugh, exchange views and ideas. The more, the merrier and the bar owners enjoy it too!

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The speed of time I am convinced that in Spain we do not get a full length 60 second minute, 60 minute hour and 24 hour day. Time is not a constant, it passes more quickly here. If you are late, time rushes by, its rate of acceleration proportionate to the importance of whatever it is for which you must be punctual. Yet should you be in the dentist’s waiting room it drags its heels and scuffs its toes, allowing plenty of opportunity for you to fully savour the sound of the dentist’s drill. In the mornings I get up, have my coffee, and already it is 9.30; I got out of bed at 8, and I’m

still not dressed! I leave the house to go to Mercadona before 10, yet I return at the best part of 2. By the time I’ve had lunch it is time to feed the Dog That Is Not Ours, and then start on supper! Where have all the intervening bits of time gone? Have they gone swirling down some time plughole, to re-emerge in Australia? Because as sure as eggs is eggs, they were missing from my day! However,thinkingabout it, I can account for quite a bit of the missing time. For instance, I spend a goodly part of each day wandering around looking for the Wotsit which I had a minute ago, but put down to do something else. Then when I have found it, I have forgotten why I wanted it. So I have to go back to where I was before to remember josbiggs@hotmail.co.uk what it was that I was

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doing before. By this time another job has sprung up out of nowhere, but that’s OK, I can do that at the same time as…….Oh, no I can’t! I need the Dubrie for that, and it’s in the shed. So I fetch the shed key and open the shed, then remember that the Dubrie is in the Everything drawer in the kitchen. Now I’ve got the Wotsit and the Dubrie, and can complete both tasks and move on with my day – just as soon as I remember that I haven’t shut the shed! I estimate that I could save at least an hour a day, possibly more, if only I could ever remember what it was that I was supposed to be remembering! But even allowing for that, I still am convinced that time passes more quickly here!

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April marks the opening of the Alquerian bear hunting season. Ursus arctos arctos, or Eurasian Brown Bear or rather the Alquerian Brown Bear a particularly savage and extremely nasty sub species is the hunted. The chinless wonders and ‘OK Ya’ sect of the Newcomer’s barrio the hunters. The Alquerian Brown Bear was said by Alfonso Attenboro, the world renown naturalist to be the most dangerous unpredictable and inherently evil creature he had ever come across. The males have huge razor sharp claws of some twelve centimetres in length while the strength of the teeth is phenomenal. The female of the species is far more dangerous as with females of all species they have a tongue a dangerous weapon in any feminine mouth. The people who hunt these vicious merciless killers must be brave indeed. Armed only with semi-automatic high power rifles they sit ‘exposed’ in steel enclosures mounted on the back of four-wheel drive vehicles. A mystery as the bears have never shot back. These fearless stalkers set out at dawn, after a ‘stirrup cup’ of Remitroot Whisky they scour the outlying areas for these dangerous animals. They also scour the bars just on the off chance that one may have popped in for a quick half. The atmosphere is tense as five-hundred kilos of malevolent flesh could be waiting behind the next tree, there could also be a bear there of course. Are the hunters afraid? Are they apprehensive? Not a bit of it they laugh at danger. Why, mainly because the animals have been extinct for the

last twenty-three years. Forty years ago a rather ambitious and over optimistic lemming interbred with an Alquerian Brown Bear. The mental image of this event is perhaps one that shouldn’t be conjured up. The Lemming’s suicidal gene appeared to the fore and the bear population soon inherited and even enhanced it. There then followed two decades of danger. Bears would plummet from the cliff edges of the high sierra at regular intervals. They were becoming a public menace. Insurance companies refused to supply cover as the carnivores rained down onto the streets of Alqueria. As the bear population dwindled so did the probability of being flattened by one. Eventually on one fateful Friday afternoon the last bear hurled itself from the heights above the Village and a unique life form ceased to exist. The place from where the animal leaped became known as Bear Pass but as that led to some confusion as to what exactly was bare it was rechristened ‘The Place Where Suicidal Bears Hurl Themselves From Cliff Ledges’. A name still retained to this day, why? Well it is Alqueria after all.

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Defining the Indefinable

Friendship is a great thing. I’ll go further than that; friendship is the best thing in life. If you have friends – real friends – then you are rich beyond compare. Okay, an Aston Martin DB9 Volante; a multi roll-over win on Euro Millions and a night out with Joanna Lumley are right up there, but still come as second best. Of course, by definition your better other half should fall into this category and in my case, the lovely Mrs Bird is best friend number one. No question, that’s what an ideal partnership is all about. But what about those other people who have made an impact on our lives and stand out as something extra special. I’m not a Bible scholar, but somewhere in there, someone said, “Greater love has no one than this - that someone lay down his life for his friends”. That sounds a bit extreme, but on the other hand what better way to show your love, respect and devotion to another human being. After all history is peppered with examples of people doing just that in times of conflict and not only for friends and brothers in arms, but for complete strangers. So it got me thinking even more about just what friends actually are; how best to describe friendship and how many people that we routinely term as friends, are really just valued close acquaintances. It seems to me that there is no word in the English language that defines

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the group of people you share a few drinks or a meal with, or even a weekend away once in a while. Those not quite bosom friends, but a lot more than just companions type people. I have occasionally met up with old friends from my young carefree days, or even further back from school and it has often become immediately obvious that we no longer share anything in common. I only have to hear the words mortgage, kids, or fortnight in Ibiza and my brain starts to devise plausible excuses so that I can drink up and leave at the earliest possible time - preferably before it’s my round. Keep in touch they say as I make for the bar exit. Yeah right I think, around the same time as man colonises the outer rim of the galaxy. It’s not their fault, and it’s certainly not mine, but life does that to you. We take paths that we would never have contemplated or chosen for ourselves years earlier, but once taken mould us into alien beings and unrecognisable to our erstwhile buddies. So how do you define true friendship? Back when the Swinging Sixties were just about to merge with the new sequinned studded Seventies, I would spend practically every weekend, with the same group of close friends. Friday night - a pint or five at our tavern of preference and maybe catch some folk music at another favourite establishment. On Saturday night it would be T-bone steaks and Black Forest gateaux, washed down with a bottle or two of Blue Nun and rounded off with a Courvoisier and a Castella. Then on to a club to try our luck with some mini skirted beauties, and indulge in extremely silly dancing.

Holidays, parties, football matches, we were inseparable. Then, for various reasons we briefly went our separate ways. The usual culprits: love, careers, and for a couple of us, the opportunity to work abroad. But something strange happened in those few years and although all of those guys remain close to each other today, it’s as if yours truly has grown two heads, because with only two exceptions, I seem to have become a complete stranger to them, it’s as if those halcyon days never happened. To my certain knowledge, I have never groped any of their wives, stolen their Curly Wurly’s or developed leprosy. It just happened. Conversely, the princess and I travelled to Vancouver in 2012 for our biennial reunion with friends from our 1970’s Bermuda days. We rarely have the opportunity to meet up because we are separated by continents and live in such places as Canada, the US and Dubai as well as Bermuda itself, but we were unanimous in stating that it is as if the intervening years had never happened. As always we all slotted comfortably back into each others’ company and simply carried on where we had left off. The unspoken loyalty and deep affection that we had for each other is as real now as it was then. And so it will be again shortly, when we host this year’s get together in Spain. So to answer my original question, just how do you define friendship and how do you know who your real firm, life-long friends are? Well, you just do that’s all.


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Ear Infections in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Ear infections in dogs are common and most dogs suffer from this painful condition sometime in their life. Scratching and rubbing at the ear(s) and head shaking are common signs. You may also notice an abnormal odor from the ear or see redness or swelling. Most ear infections in adults are caused by bacteria and yeast, though ear mites are a common cause in puppies. Your veterinarian will take a sample from the affected ear(s) and examine it under the microscope to help identify what microorganisms are present.

Treatment for Dog Ear Infection

For successful treatment you must clean the ear with a gentle cleanser as the ear will be painful. An effective way to clean the ear is to fill the ear canal with the cleaning solution, place an appropriate-sized cotton ball in the ear canal opening, then gently massage the ear at the base. The cotton ball serves several functions. It acts as a lid to the allow the fluid to go back and forth in the canal, it absorbs the excess solution and Let us transport your it holds onto the debris loving friends to and as it comes up, letting from the UK & Europe you know what is down in the ear canal. As long in comfort with as your dog tolerates it, loving care in our you can clean the ear air-conditioned van several times until the Tel 950 092 096 or 661 402 493 cotton ball comes out Email jt.transport@yahoo.co.uk fairly clean. There are a

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Causes and Prevention of Ear Infection in Dogs

Prevention depends on identifying the underlying cause of the ear infection. In some cases the ear canal becomes moist from bathing, grooming or swimming. This moisture fosters the growth of microorganisms in the ear canal. Prevention in these cases can be as simple as cleaning the ear as previously described to remove the moisture and prevent the infection. However, in many cases an underlying cause may not be so easily identified. Dogs that suffer from allergies, either environmental, such as pollens (grasses, trees and weeds), dust mites, molds or food (beef, chicken, fish, soy, etc.) are predisposed to ear infections. This is due to the microscopic inflammation that allergies cause in the skin allowing overgrowth of bacterial and yeast organisms that normally inhabit the skin. What microorganism is causing the ear infection and what is the underlying cause? Routine cleaning with a gentle dog-approved ear cleaner may be necessary to reduce the frequency of recurrent ear infections in dogs with allergies. Cleaning your dog’s ears after a bath or grooming appointment may prevent any potential infections. Source and Image: www.cesarsway.com/

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Cortijo Grande Golf

Eye-catching design at an attractive price. That’s the combination on offer from Nissan with its Juke, the increasingly fashionable compact sports utility vehicle. There’s no denying it, it’s a great design that from a distance looks like a three door but thanks to cleverly concealed rear door handles it is actually a five door vehicle. For under £15,000 excl. VAT it represents extremely good value for money, too. It seems to appeal to all generations from the young girl who cycles past and tells her dad how she likes it through to the middle aged man who simply stands and stares and the gentleman of senior years who I spot driving his in Weymouth. Arguably the brown finish of the test vehicle really does lend itself to the design although I feel that cream leather upholstery would compliment this particularly well. As it is, the black cloth seats are comfortable even over a fairly long journey from Hampshire to Dorset. The raised ride height is always a welcome bonus for me because it gives greater command of the road. It also allows the driver to spot parking spaces that others do not in packed car parks. I find the 1.5 diesel unit pleasantly poky at speeds under 60mph with third gear being very receptive between 30mph and 60mph. Over that speed it proves slower than expected and at times struggles to hold its own while in the outside lane of the motorway. Hills slow it up a bit requiring a change down to fourth gear but it is only a 1.5 litre and a diesel and so overall it does a good job. With hard driving it will return over 40mpg. The best recorded was around 47mpg. Perhaps surprisingly the Juke really does hold the road and feels like its on rails when cornering, meaning that it can be driven with gusto even round bends. Rather than simply being an attractive head-turner it is also pleasingly a driver’s car helped by the fairly hard suspension. The n-tec model tested also comes fitted with cruise control which is useful for motorway cruising. The test takes place just after the UK has been badly battered by storms and the Juke copes with the floods admirably. Just down the road from my parents in law there is an enormous flood that has

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previously shut the road but the Juke makes light work of it. Reversing the Juke is made easier by the camera display on the dashboard. Without that it would be a little tricky due to the design of the rear. While we’re talking about the rear, it looks a little awkward to me, there is something that could be improved about it but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Head on and the side profile both get a firm 10 out of 10 but the rear gets 8. Inside is well equipped with all round electric windows, air conditioning and sat nav as you can see in the video at testdrives.biz. I also like the bulbous chrome door handles. There is enough room inside for four or five occupants to be comfortable and the boot is large enough for a pushchair. A very capable and enjoyable SUV. By Tim Saunders

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Wednesday the 9th of April we had 2 divisions. Once again a good turnout . Sadly it is Adios to a number of our winter visitors. 1st Div 1) Lief Myrre , 39 pts. 2) John Geaves , 38 pts 3) Frank McGovern, 37 pts 2nd Div 1) Barbara Wardley 33 pts 2) Brian Denning 32 pts 3) Pat Holt 29 pts Ball Sweep winners Leif

URcal golf

Saturday 12th April saw as near perfect conditions as possible for the game at Valle Del Este. Playing an individual Stableford competition for the Urcal Golf Cup The Handicap Secretary had been at work with many members seeing their handicap cut, but even so competition was very close for the main prizes. Billy Handy came out top with a creditable score of 35 points

Myrre and Frank Button Sunday the 13th of April and 2 divisions but only 2 prizes each division. 1st Div 1) John Wardley 35. 2) John Park 33 2nd Div 1) Tony Stubbs 34 pts 2) David Hardy (Capt) 31 pts No Ball sweep winner Cortijo Grande GC welcomes everyone.To take part Tel 950 475 509 closely followed by three members all on 34 points, with the positions decided on count back. Second place went to Terry Greene followed by Captain Steve Dodd and Tony Morgan. Longest Drive on the par 5, ninth hole was won by Tony Hart, with the Nearest the Pin on the par 3 sixth hole and Nearest the Pin in Two on the par four seventeenth, both being won by Tony Morgan. There were two two´s on the day being won by Steve Dodd and new member Paul Mickeboro. Urcal Golf Society is always happy to see guests and new members and anyone interested in playing with our very friendly members should in the first instance contact Captain Steve Dodd on 608 238 82


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19th hole Thursday 10th April

24 players arrived at Aguilon to play their first round of golf, which was a Medal Round, on the newly configured course, strangely the course seemed to play differently but still a big challenge for a lot of players. Peter Easthope easily won the Medal with a one over nett 71, this inspite of the fact that in his excitement to start his round he forgot to change into his golf shoes, teeing off in his beach shoes and running back to the car to change whilst the rest of his group took their shots. Peter

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inspired round recording a Nett 74 to take second place just pipping Paco Ocaña who scored a Nett 75. Peter s result was even more impressive considering he had to contend with the distraction of his wife’s sandwiches being stolen, adjacent to the 2nd green, by feral cats. Brian (Dee) Lowden had another miserable result in the main event but cheered up with a Two on the 3rd. In the Ladies Medal Nekana Galindez scored a Nett 75 to take the medal, whilst a hungry Christine Dow was second with a Nett 79

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Results. Men’s Monthly Medal 1st Peter Easthope Nett 71 (5) 2nd Peter Dow Nett 74 (28) 3rd Paco Ocaña Nett 75 (23) Ladies Monthly Medal 1st Nekana Galindez Nett 75 (30) 2nd Christine Dow Nett 79 (36) Twos. 3rd Hole Brian Lowden 17th Hole Peter Easthope Nearest the Pin 5th Hole Gary Grey 12th Hole Nick Pogson 17th hole Peter Easthope Thanks to all the members who support the 19th Hole Golf Society. The 19th hole G/S is now arranging weekly games at various courses in the area, our home course, which we will play fortnightly, is Aguilon. If you are interested in joining the 19th hole give the secretary a ring on 610340653. or email gs19 thhole@hotmail. co.uk

Badgers Golf Society area and every Saturday at Macenas

Wednesday 9th April Badgers Golf Society visited Macenas Golf on what was to be a windy day for golf. Winning the day’s competition with 36pts was Lynn Sefton, from Alan Thomas in 2nd with 33pts and taking 3rd place was Tony Rowbottom with 32 pts. Nearest the pins went to Lynn Sefton, Mike Daily and 2 to Alan Thomas, there was ony 1 two for the day, this being to Danny Caton. Saturday’s competition was won bt Roger Whitehead with 32 pts. Badgers Golf Society also plays every Wednesday at various courses in the

for their weekly roll-up. Please book in at Badgers. Forth coming fixtures are :) Wednesday 16th Marina, Wednesday 23rd Macenas, Wednesday 30th Valle de Este, Wednesday 7th May Macenas, Wednesday 14th May Marina, Wednesday 21st May Macenas, Thursday 29th May Aguillon. Guests are welcome to join the society on both Wed and Sat comps and can book in either at Badgers Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or by phone on 950478525 / 6860388259. Fixtures can be found on www.badgersmojacar.com

valle del este points and 3rd Jax Quigley 29 points.

On tuesday we had a 3 out of 4 stableford with par 3s counting double. The winning team were Sue Hull, Jim Quigley, Geoff Owen and George Bennett with 139 points.

Our usual individual stableford competition was held on thursday this week due to the course being extremely busy on friday. winner was Sean Halligan with 35 points, 2nd John Clements 31

Nearest the pins were; 8th in 2 Geoff Owen, 12th hole George Bennett. Our tee time for Easter Friday is fully booked. members are advised put their names down asap for tee times to avoid disappointment. Golf tip; mark you card after you leave the green so that you dont hold-up the group behind

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• Tonight Barcelona play Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey final in Valencia. • The top PL matches over Easter are Chelsea-Sunderland, Manchester CityWBA, Everton-Manchester United and Norwich-Liverpool. • The F1 season continues on Sunday with the Shanghai Grand Prix. • In Rugby Union, Saracens (76 points) will be keen to extend their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership; Northampton are second (66) and Leicester third (63). • This year’s FA Cup final (on 17 May) will feature Arsenal against Hull City. Last weekend the Gunners defeated holders Wigan Athletic on 4-2 penalties while Steve Bruce’s Tigers beat gutsy Sheffield United 5-3. • In the two-legged Champions League semi-finals (to be played on 22 & 29 April) Atletico Madrid face Chelsea and Bayern Munich meet Real Madrid. And that means we could an all-Spanish final. • In the Europa League semi-finals (on 24 April and 1 May) it’s Sevilla v Valencia and Benfica v Juventus. • Last weekend’s ‘big’ Premiership clash ended Liverpool 3 Manchester City 2. The Reds, who finished a man short, are two points clear of Chelsea who pipped ten-man Swansea 1-0, with City third. • Elsewhere there were vital ‘bottom of the table’ wins for Fulham, Cardiff (at Southampton for the first time in 50 years) and Crystal Palace, while WBA, 3-0 up, had to settle for a point v Spurs. • Burnley are one win away from joining Leicester in the PL. Derby, QPR, Wigan, Reading, Brighton, Ipswich and Blackburn are chasing play-offs places. • Congratulations to Wolves whose 20 win at Crewe gave them a record points-tally of 93 and clinched promotion from FL1 at the first attempt. • Scunthorpe United (76 points), Rochdale (75) and Chesterfield (74) are fighting it out at the top of FL2.

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• Rangers, beaten in the recent RLC final, were again stunned in a knockout competition - ousted by Dundee United in the SC semi-final. In the other ‘semi’ St Johnstone beat Aberdeen 2-1. • Luton Town will return to the FL this weekend if they beat Welling. The Hatters dropped into the Conference in 2008. • In La Liga, Barcelona (3rd) lost again last week, 1-0 at Granada; leaders Atletico Madrid beat Getafe 2-0 and Real Madrid (2nd) whipped lowly Almeria 4-0. • Middlesbrough’s 1950s goalkeeper Rolando Ugolini has died in Edinburgh, aged 89 and ex-Arsenal ‘keeper Bob Wilson has been diagnosed with prostrate cancer. • And oh, in two months time, the World Cup kicks off in Brazil. • The first major golf competition of the season - the US Masters in Augusta - was won by home favourite Bubba Watson… his second green jacket in three years. • Reigning World champion Marc Marquez (Spain) won his second GP of 2014 with an imperious victory in Austin, Texas. Dani Pedrosa was second and Andrea Dovizioso third. • Sir Dave Brailsford has quit as performance director of British Cycling to concentrate on running Team Sky. The 50-year-old led Team GB to eight gold medals at both the Beijing and London Olympics and has transformed the sport during his 10year reign. Shane Sutton takes over his role while Andy Harrison has been named performance director. • Mo Farah finished eighth in his first London Marathon last Sunday which was won by Wilson Kipsang in a record time of 2.04.27… Edna Kiplagat took the women’s prize and Marcel Huq won the wheelchair event. • Manny Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley to win the WBO welterweight title.


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ends. The winners and runners up then played each other receiving cash prizes on completion of the competition.

Almeria Bowling Club 2014 Millennium Trophy Open Mixed Triple Sponsored by Scottsdale Overseas (Individual Finance advisor) The Millennium Trophy has had several changes of format over the years since it’s inauguration in year 2000. It began with ‘Millennium Invitation Rinks’ when three teams of ‘Fours’ were invited from all of our local bowling clubs to play a one day round robin format competition. In those days clubs were a lot less populated and reasonably easy to implement without upsetting other members who weren’t invited as one of the three teams. Times have also changed to allow the current one day format of Open Mixed Triples round robin. This year was very well attended by Indalo, Cabrera,Mojacar B.C. and of course ourselves, Almeria. The weather was a beautiful sunny day where 20 drawn teams divided into two groups played three timed games of up to eight

The winners were an Almeria triple, Ruth Compton, David Malatynski and Maria Morley from Almeria. , Mike Johnson, Keith and Linda Harvey of Indalo were runners up. Third was from Indalo Derek Webb, Allan and Mo DeBoer and fourth a mixed team from Indalo and Cabrera, Doreen Hall, Peter Sands and Clive Taylor. Prize giving took place on the Almeria Veranda. Our Captain Colin Wright then asked our Sponsor, Brian White of Scottsdale Overseas,to present theprizes. Both Colin and yours truly thanked all those players taking part, Stan Brisco for umpiring and doing a great job in timing the games, Sandra Bain for administrating the competition, controlling score cards and results. We all then went down to the Miraflores Ballroom to enjoy a special arranged Carvery and refreshment. Thanks to the management and the staff for their extra time given to us in allowing this to happen. Photographs were then taken and can be viewed on our Website www.bowlingalmeria.com , www.bowlinginspain.com and Sol Times if there is space. Vic Parsons ALBC Press Officer and Vice Chairman

AGUILON GOLF MEMBERS REPORT

This weeks report is hogged by Dave Sharp who has won the last three competitions as well as the last comp in March, he triumped in the singles knockout final defeating a gallant Terry Moore by 4 and 3 before going on to win the April Monthly Medal RESULTS Wednesday April – Monthly Medal

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1st Dave Sharp 75-6=69 2nd Chris Baker 78-7=71 3rd Terry Moore 85-10=75 Two: Stuart Green and Colm O`Keeffe 12th, Glyn Ombler x2 12th and 17th Wednesday April 9 – Individual Stableford Another warm sunny day to make everyone feel good as we try to figure out how to plot our way around our difficult course and some different names on the leader board for a change 1st Mike Hooker 37pts 2nd Mick Siggers 36pts on a card play off 3rd Ian Jenner 36pts Twos: Derrick Stephenson 8th, Chris Baker 12th, Dave Sharp, Mick Siggers and Derrick Stephenson

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The UK Budget And Pension Reform By Chris McCann, Partner, Blevins Franks By far the biggest surprise of the UK budget was the announcement of a complete overhaul to the pension regime. Several measures were introduced in the largest reforms of the defined contribution pension system since 1921. Pension holders are being granted a far wider range of access to their funds after retirement. The following changes came into effect on 27th March: •M  inimum income requirement for accessing flexible drawdown reduced to £12,000. •C  apped drawdown limit increased to 150% of equivalent annuity.

can be taken as a lump sum increased to three. From 6th April 2015 members of defined contribution schemes will have more flexibility in how they deal with their pension on retirement. The requirement to buy an annuity has already been removed and the 25% tax free lump sum will continue to be available, but from 6th April 2015 retirees will have three choices for the balance of their pension: 1) W  ithdraw their entire pension fund on retirement, with the withdrawal to be taxed at their marginal income tax rates, rather than 55% as currently the case.

•T  otal pension wealth people can have before they are no longer entitled to receive lump sums under trivial commutation rules increased to £30,000.

2) Purchase an annuity.

•T  he small pension pots lump sum limit increased to £10,000, and the number of pots that

A consultation has been launched regarding transferring out of Defined Benefit Schemes

3) Flexible drawdown benefits over time. Remember, it is essential that you consider local tax in Spain.

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Consideration will be given to allowing individuals aged from 75 to claim tax relief on pension contributions. HM Revenue & Customs has been given new powers to help prevent pension liberation schemes being registered, and to make it easier to de-register such schemes. This measure is designed to catch schemes which allow members to access their pension fund before reaching retirement, which HMRC views as fraud. This is a very brief summary; it is important to seek specialist, personalised advice to clarify how you are affected. Summarised tax information is based upon our understanding of current laws and practices which may change. Individuals should seek personalised advice.

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