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A huge warm welcome to the August 2016 edition of The Journal! This month we have yet another action packed magazine for you to enjoy. July was a busy month, it seems that the summer heat has failed to slow anyone down and the entire Mazarron area is busy with holiday makers and locals alike! Allow us to begin by admitting that we got the shock of our life with the “Brexit” result. Those who read last month’s magazine will remember that we predicted a vote for Britain to stay in the EU by a small margin. In the end the reverse was true! It was always going to be close to call, but it seems that Britian will be leaving the EU and this means big changes will be afoot over the next couple of years. How these changes will affect British people living in Spain remains to be seen, but will undoubtedly become clearer in time. This month we have a special section dedicated to the “Brexit” with articles and initial responses on the result from our advertisers. But the message to all should be simple; Don’t panic. It’s all going be ok. The sun will still shine, and the sky will stay blue. So enjoy, and we can worry about the implications, if any, as and when they arise. What has been happening in Europe seems to have had little effect on our economy, as local businesses seem to be going from strength to strength and growing all the time. This month one of our long term advertisers, legal specialists Corral & Alcaraz have opened a new office in Puerto de Mazarron to help meet the increasing demands of ex pat clients from all areas of Europe. Camposol Health Clinic at Camposol Business centre has invested significantly and in new equipment and have opened an X-Ray and E.C.G department, meaning that they can diagnose and treat an even wider range of illnesses in house, a first for Camposol! In addition to all of this Carol and John from the Black Bull Camposol, have now opened “The Black Bull Sports Bar” in El Alamillo in Puerto de Mazarron! We wish all our advertisers the best of luck in their new ventures, and wish all our readers a happy, relaxing month of August. Thanks for reading, Robbie Rutherford Proud to be a climate neutral publication

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Eroski seeks to boost supermarket sales by opening 19 gas stations Spanish supermarket chain Eroski will invest €7 million in the construction of 19 gas stations over the next two years. Most of the new gas stations will be built next to an existing Eroski supermarket. The 19 new sites will be located in the regions of País Vasco, Baleares, Cantabria, Cataluña, Navarra and Galicia. The investment in the fuel retailing segment seeks to boost the sales of the supermarkets. According to the company, opening a gas station increases the sales of the existing supermarket by 4 percent. By the end of the summer three of the gas stations are to be constructed. Rosa Carabel, General Directos of retailing for Eroski, stated that the company will continue with its policy of setting low fuel prices.

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Driving offences in the summer Summer’s here, a greater number of drivers are on the roads and hopefully everyone has more time to get out and about and have fun. It is also during the hottest months of July and August that the Guardia Civil step up their safety campaign on the roads and are even more vigilant when it comes to safety regulations.

According to Tráfico, last summer a total of 8.1 million car journeys were carried out on our roads. There were 200 car accidents and 225 people lost their lives as a result. In a bid to reduce the number of accidents, the DGT has put harsh sanctions in place. These are particularly punishing for the infractions that are repeated the most, some of which are detailed below. Speeding As much as 39% of all drivers fail to adhere to the speed limits in this country. For those that are caught, they face a sanction that ranges from 100 euro to 600 euro. A severe offence can result in the loss of up to 6 points from your license. Alcohol and drugs Between 6 and 12 June this year, a total of 2,283 drivers were reported by the Guardia Civil for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is after 145,636 tests were carried out. The majority tested positive for alcohol (1,616), while 667 were found to have driven with drugs in their system. With regards to the sanctions, those that were caught driving under the influence of alcohol were fined a minimum of 500

euro and lost 4 points from their license, although the most severe fines reached 1,000 euro and 6 points. For drugs, offenders received sanctions of 1,000 euro and lost between 4 and 6 points. Mobile phone This is one that you see on a daily basis yourself while driving around, and when people say that they’ve never broken the law; they probably have. This year, the DGT decided to install 150 new state-ofthe-art technology radars that are capable of detecting whether a driver is talking on his mobile phone whilst in motion. This type of infraction is punished with a 200euro sanction and 3 points from your license.

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A HISTORIC REFERENDUM On Thursday June 23, the people of Britain voted for a British exit, or Brexit, from the European Union in a historic referendum. This decision has prompted jubilant celebration whilst sending shockwaves through the global economy. Over the next two years or so, Britain will negotiate its exit under article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER BRITAIN EXITS THE EU Through the withdrawal negotiations, nothing will change for British expats in Spain because the UK will remain part of the EU during this transitional period. However, what happens after Britain has left the EU and how this may affect you is still unclear. LEGAL ASSISTANCE SERVICE Whilst many questions remain unanswered, Línea Directa would like to remind all its customers that its Legal Assistance service comes as standard in all their insurance policies. If you have a query you can call one of our lawyers. They offer information and advice on a wide range of matters such as taxes, purchase and rental of property, inheritance, family etc. As the Brexit negotiations evolve, our legal team will keep abreast of all the latest developments relating to events occurring in the Spanish territory and those to which Spanish legislation is applicable. 24-HOUR ASSISTANCE FOR EMERGENCY LEGAL CONSULTATIONS Should you require an immediate legal consultation, which due to the gravity of the matter in hand cannot wait, we offer a 24-hour legal advice service. Regardless of the time of day, we can provide immediate specialist legal advice for emergency incidents relating to you, your family or your home. IN ENGLISH The service is entirely in English. From the drafting and revision of legal documents to negotiations with third parties and or opposing parties. We can’t provide all the answers to the questions raised by the Britain’s exit of the EU, but we can provide sound legal advice for our expatriate customers living in Spain. We hope the information provided in this article is of interest. If you would like to contact Línea Directa please call 902 123 161 More information on Línea Directa online at

What does the “Brexit” mean to the German Kutchen Studio?

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I am sure that you will have many questions on the implications of the UK Brexit vote and the decision taken to leave the European Union, so I want to reassure you with my own view. What is done is done, the votes were cast and counted, and a consensus reached. So let us focus on the positives. The only thing that is certain right now is that no one seems to know the timescales for our exit from the EU, or, it seems, if the decision to leave is indeed final. However, every situation presents an opportunity depending on how we choose to see it. For instance, Switzerland is not part of the European Union but it is the second richest nation in the world, has its own tailored EU deal, adopts some EU rules and successfully trades with the EU. If we are indeed to come out of the European Union, we have this successful blueprint to follow, so we should remain hopeful that our new relationship with the EU will be a positive one.

This deal will last for August only and won’t come round again so please don’t hesitate to contact us directly for more information or visit our showroom. For your free consultation call me, Nick Maltby on 636306711 By Nick Maltby, Director of German Kutchen Studio.

Holiday Reservations Up by 10% Since Brexit!

Take a second look at the following words and consider what you see “OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE”

For some strange reason, holiday reservations to Spain shot up 10% immediately after the Brexit vote result was announced. This was possibly due to the fact that many Brits believe that they won’t be allowed to travel anywhere outside of the country in the future!

Some of you may see “opportunity is no where”, while others will see “opportunity is now here” We firmly believe that it is the latter.

Equally, the number of Spaniards who made reservations to travel to the UK also went up at the same time – by an even bigger 17%.

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On a global level, holidays to Great Britain booked by people living in other parts of the world went up 8% after the Brexit vote was known, while those reserved by the Brits to other countries rose 2%.

Both pre and post “Brexit” we were making plans to ensure that whatever the outcome, we were well placed to continue to offer the quality, service and, importantly, prices that we have become renown for. For people considering investing in a new kitchen, we understand that it might be difficult to judge the long-term impact on the decision leave the EU. Will exchange rates go up or down? Should they wait to invest in their new kitchen, or act now?

According to online travel agents eDreams, the decision by 52% to leave the EU has not had any negative impact whatsoever on consumers’ intention to travel. It’s been the complete opposite, in fact. Between 24 and 27 June, straight after the result was announced, holidays to other European countries that were reserved from Great Britain went up by 9%, while the percentage booked to other continents fell. The most popular holiday destination with reservations made during these

few days was Spain, which captured 23% of all the reservations. This makes Spain the preferred destination by the Brits, with 2,000 more bookings than its nearest rival. The second most popular destination was actually the UK (9%), followed by France, Italy and Ireland, which each took 7% of all the reservations. After these countries was Germany, with 5%, although this figure is actually lower than that of 2015. Although London residents are generally those that tend to travel the most, after the referendum, holiday reservations made by them fell 9% after the vote. On the other hand, reservations went up by people living in Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Bristol, by figures ranging from 11% to 58% from last year. The majority of people that visit the UK on holiday come from the UK itself, Spain, France, Germany and Italy – with around 68% of all visitors. In the case of Spain, reservations to travel to the UK went up 17% after the Brexit vote was revealed, probably as a result of the drop in the pound sterling. An increase in the number of reservations made from Germany (+15%) and Italy (+0.22%) was also registered. Nevertheless, the greatest rise in the number of reservations was seen inside the UK itself, with a rise of 26% in bookings.

Gibraltar wants another referendum on Brexit

Gibraltar is demanding a second referendum once a post-Brexit deal has been negotiated because Brits were given a “false prospectus” on what Brexit would look like. “In the referendum it was either in, with our existing conditions, or out. But nobody knew what out meant,” Fabian Picardo, the chief minister of Gibraltar, said in an interview. The leader of the UK’s most proEU voting district said voters should be given a second chance to decide between remaining part of the EU and accepting a new post-Brexit accord with

EU member states.

up the United Kingdom,” he said.

“Some people who voted to leave might have thought that an out deal meant something completely different,” he said on the eve of a trip to London and Brussels.

The tiny territory of Gibraltar with its 33,000 population relies heavily upon workers living in Spain, supplies imported from Spain and its ability to trade to within the European Single Market.

“Some people might have voted with rose-tinted spectacles, and others might have been persuaded on the basis of a false prospectus that Brexiters advanced.” Gibraltar is heavily reliant on EU membership not least because it allows freedom of movement across its border with Spain. Just days after the referendum result, Picardo revealed that he had been speaking with Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, about exploring their options as countries that both want to remain within the EU. “I can imagine a situation where some parts of what is today the member state United Kingdom are stripped out and others remain,” he said. “That means that we don’t have to apply again for access, we simply remain with the access we have today, and those parts that leave are then given a different sort of access, which is negotiated but not necessarily under Article 50.” But the discussion prompted swift response from Spain which said it would never accept separate negotations with Scotland or Gibraltar and the EU. “The Spanish government is opposed to any negotiations with anyone else but the British government,” Rajoy said after 27 EU leaders excluding Britain met in Brussels to discuss the Brexit vote. “The United Kingdom leaves and with it, all those who make

As expected in the referendum on June 23rd, Gibraltar backed remaining part of the EU with a massive 96 percent mandate (19,322) on a turnout of 84 percent. Likewise all 32 Scottish council areas voted to remain, with a total of 62 percent (1.6 million) on a turnout of 67 percent. “There will be no talks, or even talks about talks, about the sovereignty of Gibraltar,” Picardo said in a speech to Gibraltar’s parliament just hours after the Brexit vote. Picardo’s comments came in the wake of Spain implying it was closer to bringing Gibraltar under its control. “The Spanish flag is much closer to the Rock,” said Spain’s acting foreign minister, José Manuel García-Margallo on the morning of the Brexit result.


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DOCTOR DOCTOR Dr. Daniel Lucas Dr. Jorge Rubio Graduate of . Graduate of Medicine at the Medicine and University of Surgery at the Murcia. Specialist Medical School in Clinical of MontevideoImmunology and Uruguay 1985, Bio-Regulatory Intensive Care and Medicine. General Chemical Pathology Practitioner for Specialist. General the National Practitioner for Health Service the National and member of Health Service the Emergencies and member of Department – the Emergencies Hospital de la Vega. Department – Murcia. Hospital de la Vega. Murcia

NURSE DOCTOR Sonia Mendez Dr. Diana Navas Melgares Carrillo. Bachelor of Medicine and Degree in nursing by UCAM university in Surgery at the murcia University of Certificate in Murcia. Specialist radiodiagnosis & in General X ray operator. and Digestive Experience in Surgery. Masters Shefield hospital, in Professional UK, nurse in Development. emergency and PhD course at stroke unit the University Working in of Murcia. Extra emergency 061 Training Hospital national health of Amsterdam system (Free University Amsterdam). Surgeon at National Health Hospital Lorenzo Guirao.


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The Camposol Health Clinic , located at the Business Centre, Sector A has launched a new membership scheme, under which any person, can join as a Camposol Health Clinic member. Membership status provides magnificent advantages to those patients who wish to utilise the benefits of our private clinic. For a small monthly fee members will receive: UNLIMITED ACCESS TO GP SERVICES The member may refer to Camposol Health Clinic GP for consultation as often as the associated patient may require, without any extra charge, just by making an appointment. UNLIMITED ACCESS TO NURSE SERVICES The member may refer to Camposol Health Clinic nurse for consultation as often as the associated patient may require, without any additional charge, just by making an appointment. Members will recieve nursing treatment with 50% discount. Access to PHYSIOTHERAPY Services Members may access Physiotherapy treatment at Camposol Health Clinic under preferential discounts and rates. FREE ACCESS SERVICES : PHYSIOTHERAPY CONSULTATION GP PRIMARY HEALTH CARE... INCLUDED NURSE CONSULTATION... INCLUDED Membership services : VACCINATION€ 3,00 INJECTIONS € 3,00 SIMPLE TREATMENT ( Blood Pressure and Glucose ) € 6,00 Dressings , EARWAX PLUGS , SUTURES € 8,00 ECG € 10,00 PHYSIOTHERAPY € 20,00 KINESIOTAPE € 3,00 DRY NEEDLING € 3,00 FUNCTIONAL BANDAGE € 5,00 BLOOD TEST as per type.

Camposol Health Clinic, has two types of Membership fees : INDIVIDUALS :Only € 15 per month COUPLES: Only € 25 per month COUPLES WITH CHILDREN: Only 20 per month + 5€ for each child

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Pets a nd other a nimals

Summer is heating up and the ferals are mainly staying out of the way and using the heat of the day to sleep… A few kittens are about but compared to the same time last year there are very few in reality, which is a good situation for everyone and of course the welfare of the community cats here. During the months of July and August CKK will only be trapping cats under certain circumstances (sickness etc) mainly due to the extreme heat – getting trapped can cause cats extreme stress, making them even hotter and as cats cannot sweat they can easily become over heated and collapse – also, some of the ferals have had kittens and are nursing so we cannot risk potentially taking a mummy away from her kittens for any length of time. A year ago a small kitten was found

leg was not broken but had severe nerve damage and it was believed the leg would have to be removed…. One of the CKK ladies offered to foster this kitten who was named “Bandit” and he was funded via private donations from all over the world… After lots of specialists tests and a couple of operations the team of carers/surgeons and physios managed to save his leg and in June this year, after a year in foster and approx €1500 raised for him he travelled to his new home in Germany with 4 legs intact! Whilst he will always be disabled he is able to use the damaged leg and gets around just fine, this will make his life when he gets older much easier for him – we are so happy to have accomplished this for a lovely local boy! After the heat of the summer subsides we will be looking for more volunteers, particularly on sectors A and B – where we will be starting to target certain areas methodically. We will need people to help with daily feeding at the stations, assisting with trapping and vet drop off/ pick up. If anyone is interested in offering volunteering please email to for further details. We are also running another of the popular day trips to Benidorm on Weds 14th September, which will take in the market and give you a free day to explore Benidorm and maybe the old town for a spot of lunch and a wander along the paseo – all for €16 for the day (leaves Camposol 9am sharp and departs Benidorm 6pm to arrive back on Camposol around 8pm) All proceeds to the neutering programme of stray and feral cats in the local area. Please call 628 147 915 for reservation of tickets – please not this number is NOT a general number for CKK it is purely for reservation of Benidorm trip tickets. Please also remember we have a bin located in the Noah’s Arc shop on Camposol B for any food donations for the cats. Thank you for your continued support Alison

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Top 17 Original Dog Na mes of 2016 With so many dogs around it’s sometimes hard to think of an original name for your new canine friend. Here are some ideas for dog names that are a little different:

1.Saint This year Kim Kardashian broke the Internet, and then she had another baby. To no one’s surprise, the famous offspring of Yeezus was named Saint, and we’re sure that pup owners who believe that their dog is the chosen one will follow suite. 2. Pinot “Pinot Noir” was a hilarious song in the new Netflix show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It’s also a great name for a wine lover’s dog. 3. Charlotte The second royal baby of Prince William and Kate Middleton is sure to set off a whole new wave of four-legged Charlottes (or Charlies)! 4. Matcha This green tea took over Starbucks, when people realized it was a healthier way to consume a lot of caffeine. It was one of the biggest “food” trends of the year, and also makes the perfect name for a super energized, zany pup. 5. Boo Boo is the name of the Instagram-famous Pomeranian but it’s also the name of a character in the hit show, Orange is the New Black. Not only is Big Boo an awesome character, but she’s also a doglover, so double-win there. 6. Annalise Another name from a hit show! Annalise is the professor and main character in the popular TV Show, How to Get Away With Murder. While the name is adorable for a baby girl, we have to say that a cute little female pup would also wear that name well. 7. Marnie Another famous dog from social media, Marnie stole the hearts of crowds everywhere with her hilarious photos, commentary, and little tongue sticking out of the side of her mouth. She’s a senior pup who’s just trying to have fun, and we can only hope that there are more Marnies in store for us! 8. Toast Okay, so there were a LOT of Instagram


dogs this year. Toast is an NYC pup who’s getting married next year (yes, you read that right) and in celebrating the canine nuptials, we hope that others are named in her honour. 9. Burrito When you think of food chains that were in the media this year, one chain should automatically come to mind. Taco Bell who opened their first franchise in the Murcia region. We think Burrito would be the most adorable name for a little Pug or French Bulldog. 10. Shonda Shonda Rhimes has completely monopolized Thursday night television with her three hit shows – Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, and Scandal. Shonda-fans, consider naming your pup after the great Queen of primetime television herself. 11. Katniss, Peeta, Prim, or Gale The final Hunger Games movie came out

this year, and while we were super sad, we know that this isn’t the last we’ll see of a Katniss or a Prim. Fans of the trilogy are sure to name their brave, adventurous dogs after the strong characters in the films.

call you on your cell phone. Just kidding, dogs can’t use cell phones, but they can be named after the influential rapper who came up with the viral hit, “Hotline Bling”. 15. Brooklyn

12. Chewie Furry dogs everywhere will continue to carry on the name of the legendary Wookie in the Star Wars franchise. With the new movie having just come out, we’re assuming the name will be popular once again! The force is strong with these ones. 13. Khaleesi The name of the beautiful and influential wife of the khal in the Game of Thrones series is still going strong as a popular name in the dog world. We think it’s unique and pretty! 14. Drake (or Bling, because come on) A perfect name for the dog who used to

Because can the Posh and Becks really be wrong? 16. Comet One of TV’s most-famous dogs is back! With Full House returning to the small screen, the family’s Golden Retriever is also making a comeback – as well as his name (we predict). 17. Elsa In 2015 you could have asked any little girl (or boy!) what they wanted to name their new dog, and they would probably have said “Elsa” after the extremely popular Disney film, Frozen.

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Cliffs of Tiñoso Cape Tour Our cruise will take you on a voyage of discovery along the eastern rugged shoreline of Mazarrón Bay. Enjoy the views of Boat Trips from Puerto de Mazarrón Isla Plana, in a Glass Bottom Boat Point of La Azohia, the Tower of Saint Elena, the cliffs, Closed Cove, Open Cove and the Arch. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Cliffs of Tiñoso Cape Tour Wednesdays & Fridays Departure: 10:00 Duration approx.: 2 hours Price: 15 €, children(3-9 years): 8€ Bolnuevo & Cueva de Lobos Island Enjoy the most spectacular landscapes of the

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erosion has sculpted beautiful shapes, known as Bolnuevo Erosions, also enjoy virgin beaches, coves and Cueva de Lobos island. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Bolnuevo & Cueva de Lobos Island Saturdays Departure: 12:30 Duration approx.: 1 h 30’ Price: 12 €, children(3-9 years): 7 € Port of Mazarrón West Coast A relaxing evening cruise along the coves, points and beaches of the west coast of Port of Mazarrón. Enjoy the breeze and the views of Moro Santo Cove, La Isla, the area of the discovery of the Phoenician boats, Punta de Gavilanes and Cabezo de Nares. Port of Mazarrón West Coast Saturdays Departure: 17:30 Duration approx.: 50 minutes Price: 9 €, children(3-9 years): 5 € No reservations required! For more information contact: Tel Eladio: 625 819 586 Salvador: 606 806 795

Welcome to El Faro, café & ice cream parlour We are glad to welcome you to our beautiful corner in Costa Cálida, Murcia, Spain. Our goal is to make your stay even more pleasant. Puerto de Mazarrón's weather, its gorgeous beaches and incomparable spots are enjoyable year-round, regardless of the time chosen to visit this coastal village. The area offers a rich and varied gastronomy. Visit us in Cuesta del Faro Manuel Acosta, where you will be surprised by our plant lined terraces from which you will be able to enjoy the best view of the harbour. We offer a wide selection of ice cream, milkshakes, cocktails and coffee drinks. We also offer free wireless Internet connection. Follow us in Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter stay up-to-date on our promotions and contests!!

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Bullrings and me have a relationship of sorts. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed evenings in their inner sanctums, even one outside, protesting with the Spanish, over events within.

I’ll never attend a bull fight, but of course like many places,bullrings also double as concert and display venues. I’ve watched dancing horses and flamenco in portable bullrings, and seen major star Ricky Martin, he of the Latino hips, twice. So on the first of July,we checked into a Murcia hotel, carrying our Welsh flags and inflatable daffodil, to see one Welsh Icon in concert on Spanish soil, Sir Tom Jones. There was much excitement in the air as we headed for the bars surrounding the venue, chit chatting to people we recognised, and gleeful strangers. ‘The best laid plans of mice and men’

however, had been specially drawn up to cover this situation. Who knew, a few months ago, sat on a squishy Swansea sofa, that such a conflict of interests would arise, just weeks after hitting the ‘pay for tickets’ button on the screen?

‘Don’t panic’ I told Virgo-man, ‘there are plenty of bars around the bullring, I’m sure we’ll catch some of it.’

Those Tom Jones tickets were printed off in full view of Mumbles pier (our library has amazing views) where other stars like Bonnie Tyler and Catherine Zeta Jones have homes, and where Ian Botham likes to lick his Joe’s Ice Cream. Those tickets crossed the Severn Bridge into England, sailed the Bay of Biscay, bumped the full length of Spain, into Murcia.

I found Tom’s Facebook page, sent him an urgent message asking for a TV screen to be erected on stage behind him (volume down, naturally) or failing that, regular score updates, if he could see his way clear, diowlch yn fawr.

All good so far. Then came the European Championships, and we all know what happened next. Suddenly, Wales was everywhere. Our flags and daffodil were waved about in certain venues along with our collection of the various Taff’s available, who were rounded up, dressed up, and often forcibly sat in front of TV screens to watch ‘The Wales Games’. Going from strength to strength is just brilliant. But not on a night involving Tom Jones. Which is exactly what happened, and the Belgium game, a ‘biggie’ in the scheme of things, being a quarter final, suddenly fell on the same evening.

We caught the first quarter in a bar opposite our numbered entrance, two of us singing the anthem in our dragon sarongs, amid a mix of nationalities, some wearing ‘sex bomb’ t-shirts and pink bowlers. Jones the Voice gave his all. He also gave the requested updates, despite texts pinging joyfully away meaning we knew the result before Tom did. A Scotsman from Benidorm sat nearby, insisted on hearing them too. Loudly. ‘Oh what a night!’ by the Four Seasons, was my post-midnight, Facebook status. We just kept singing Delilah.


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Karaoke with Bernie Mac – Cat´s Bar Camposol Sector A 9pm Live Entertainment on The Camposol Triangle, Commercial Sector B Every Friday Miles A Weigh Slimming Club * Based on Slimming World, Bar Med, Puerto de Mazarron 10am Bridge Club – Trevi Bar Camposol B 9.30am Menu Del Dia & Fish & Chips – Bar Med , El Alamillo Puerto de Mazarron Fish & Chips , Blackbull Camposol B, Camposol A, Bar Med El Alamillo, Puerto de Mazarron, The Clubhouse, Camposol Golf Joker Card Game followed by Live entertainment with Lisa B- Black Bull Camposol! Karaoke with Bernie Mac – Tel´s Bar , Camposol Sector A Party On The Plaza – Live Music On The Terrace of Restaurante La Proa & Bar Med, El Alamillo, Puerto de Mazarron (See Gig Guide) Live Entertainment on The Camposol Triangle, Commercial Sector B Every Saturday Menu del Dia - Bar Med, , El Alamillo, Puerto de Mazarron 9 Euro pp Party On The Plaza – Live Music On The Terrace of Restaurante La Proa & Bar Med, El Alamillo, Puerto de Mazarron (See Gig Guide) Live Music & 4 Course Menu De La Noche at The Clubhouse, Camposol Club de Golf (See Gig Guide) Every Sunday Lunchtime Carvery, The Clubhouse, Camposol Club de Golf & Hotel La Mariposa, Gebas Traditional Sunday Lunches – Bar Med, El Alamillo, Puerto de Mazarrón, The Black Bull, Cat´s Bar, Tel´s Bar, Camposol Golf (Evening) Fun Quiz – Cat´s Bar Camposol A 9pm Bernie Mac Karaoke – Marianos Camposol Sector A 8pm Gig Guide August Tuesday 2nd Camposol Triangle, Commercial Sec-

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First of all, thanks to all who give to our buckets (lucky 13th July was a record for us!) and donate unwanted pots and plants: So many people arriving in Camposol on holiday have noticed the marked difference since their previous visit; each Euro helps with planting and landscaping. This month, all the donated trees and plants have been planted, the new planters along the dual carriageway have been potted up, any dead Polygala bushes have been replaced, potholes along the dual carriageway have been repaired and a donated stone table has been assembled in front of the bench at the junction of Calle Puerto Lumbreras and the dual carriageway. Project Manager Ken and his wife Lyn are now in the UK for 3 months and we look forward to their return in September, his help with our watering burden is missed! If you have any spare time, please give the plants near your casa some water, too; every area is suffering in these high temperatures. May we also politely request that dog owners pick up any mess their pets leave behind? It only takes two minutes to deposit a bag in the bin and will keep the area smell and poofree, thanks.

D Community & Gardening Group Newsletter – July 2016 Despite the fact that the Gardening Group and Road Team were officially stood down for summer, there is still quite a bit of activity around the sector. The road team were out around the sector doing minor repairs on several roads. A couple of hours spent on the campo, collecting a ton of rocks to border the Calle Alcivaras project then a second trip to collect another ton was arranged to complete the bordering.

the area. We have met with residents who have requested group assistance in supply of gravel, two of the three residents are prepared to lay the gravel themselves, the third one would want the group to lay the gravel, total requirement between the three, is 20 tons. We look favourably on projects where the local residents want to be actively involved, as this frees up the gardening team to enhance other areas. You will all be aware now, that our new website is up and running, much more contemporary and user friendly. We managed to rectify the issue of the insurance cover of the group van and trailer facility. We are currently endeavouring to secure liability insurance for the volunteers when they out and about.

The pruning of the palm trees along The new website allows residents to Avenida De Los Covachos was request projects by completing a simple completed within 3 days; this included online form which will be automatically pruning all six roundabouts in the sent to a nominated committee member sector. The team also toured around for further evaluation and discussion. the sector collecting donated concrete One resident has come up with a very ornaments, the main one being a large good idea, The Lamppost Club. We shall ornate fountain which we have erected in the triangle, it’s a pity we don’t have a power and Tickets, 6 Euros each, for our Autumn water supply to the Social at the Golf Club on 23 September, fountain as it would with the wonderful Barrington, are be quite spectacular. available now. Please support us as We helped a resident it promises to be another great night! along Calle Babinas Also, a reminder about our Christmas to clear away a Your first port of call when undertaking any aspect of Meal and Dance on 9th December small mountain of home improvements. with Cassie Kennedy. Further info can builder’s rubble We are specialists in all types of general building workbe found either on our chalkboards, from the area Facebook and our website; http://www. From major construction projects to fitted bathrooms, directly in front of kitchens and conservatories, give us a call for a free, no his house, which will or contact John, our Chairman on 634 325 obligation quote. enable him to plant 427. All our team are fully qualified professionals with over 20 years construction experience in Spain. Emergency call out ALL ELECTRICAL WORK We understand that spending money improving your only, in August UNDERTAKEN home is an important decision. Thats why we pride ourselves on being honest, reliable, and getting the job SURGE PROTECTION AND done right, first time, at a fair price. CARD METERS FOR RENTAL For more details visit our website: PROPERTIES Or come and visit our office on NO CALL OUT CHARGE ON CAMPOSOL A Sector, next to the ferriteria. Or call us: Mark: 659 159 948 - Colin: 676 306 718 FREE ADVICE AND QUOTATIONS CM CONSTRUCTIONS LEGAL & REGISTERED Thanks also to those who have kindly offered much needed drinks to the Maintenance Team workers, despite the fact we may have woken some of them our apologies, our team begins sweeping, spraying and cleaning an hour earlier on Mondays during Summer because of the relentless heat and humidity: it’s hard to clean streets silently!

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Get the Look: Spanish-Mediterranean Courtyard As the weather warms up, many of us are thinking about how to spruce up our outdoor areas for lounging, parties and dinners outside. SpanishMediterranean courtyard gardens provide plenty of inspiration. These cozy enclosed patios are designed to be an extension of the home’s living space, with areas to sit, dine and relax surrounded by the classic good looks of tile, cooling fountains and a few choice plants. 1. Water feature. A colorfully tiled fountain makes a stunning focal point in this courtyard, while providing the soothing sound of water. The bright colors are repeated in the cluster of dark pink flowers in the corner and a pair of blue chairs. Keep in mind that you will need to

run electrical power to a recirculating pump that is in the fountain’s reservoir (pool). 2.Patio. There are paved areas for outdoor living, usually made of tile, stone or brick. This courtyard patio has a Mediterranean influence and the floor is done in a herringbone pattern. Notice wrought-iron window grilles, a feature of Spanish architecture, in the fireplace wall.

3. Hardscaping. The emphasis is on the usable living space; plants are used to enhance the patios and tends to be on the perimeter and in containers. This patio is made of peach-toned flagstone with the spaces filled with soft ground cover. The lounge chairs face a luxurious pool with a cobalt-blue tiled wall fountain. 4. Stucco walls. The low walls of this Spanish bungalow show off the front

of the house, and its old-style gate is very inviting. The mustard gold color is common for Mediterranean style homes. As you come through the front gate at this home, you are greeted by a tall column-shaped fountain in a front flagstone courtyard. It appears to be centered with the arched window and is balanced with Italian cypress.

Health &Wellbeing It is important to drink fluids before you even begin to feel thirsty.Your body uses thirst to indicate that you are approaching dehydration. Rather than drinking to quench your thirst, it is healthier to continuously replenish fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty at all. 2. GO WITH WATER INSTEAD OF SUGARY BEVERAGES

10 Great Ways to Stay Hydrated in the Sumer Heat Keeping yourself hydrated under hot weather conditions is very important to avoid heat-related illness. Proper hydration becomes even more important when performing strenuous, physical activity in high temperatures. The more your body sweats under such conditions, the more fluid you need to replace. If you ever suffer from dehydration in hot weather, you are subjecting yourself to the following health risks: Heat stroke Heat exhaustion Heat cramps Heat rash Here are 10 ways you can stay hydrated in hot weather to avoid heat related illness: 1. DRINK BEFORE YOU FEEL THIRSTY

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Refuge the buddhist path to inner freedom After the August break we will start the Yoga Shala Community Activities again .. one of those activities will be Buddist Meditation So i thought it fitting to dedicate this space to start to talk about this path of spiritual and psychological development as applicable now as it has been for the past two and a half millenia. Taking Refuge is the first step on the buddhist path to inner freedom, but it is not something new. We have been taking refuge all our lives, though mainly in external things, hoping to find security and happiness. Some of us take Refuge in money some in drugs. Some take refuge in food, in mountain climbing or in sunny beaches. Most of us seek security and satisfaction in a relationship with a man or a woman. Throughout our lives we have drifted from one situation to the next, always in expectación of final satisfaction. Our succesive involvements may sometimes offer

We should try to determine for ourselves whether or not our experiences have been beneficial. When we take refuge only in agreeable sensations or emotions, the problem of attachment is merely aggravated and we are sadly disenchanted because we expect lasting satisfaction from what turns out to be meer flickers of pleasure. We take refuge in darkness and sink even deeper into darkness. Buddhist refuge is a process of turning inward that begins with our discovery of our own unlimited potentail as human beings. This discovery generates a tremendous zeal for the development of our inborn wisdom-energy. Complete perfect wisdom is buddhahood. Perhaps the word ‘buddha’ conjures up a remote and rather oriental image. But ‘buddha’ is just a word, and it means a totally opened mind, an ‘opened lotus’. When we finally realize our human potential and arrrive at this total openness of mind we become buddhas. However at the outset we feel hopeless, helpless and incapable of self improvement. Buddha seems to be somewhere in the sky, completley out of reach, and we are nothing. But this is not true, we should not underestimate ourselves. Shakyamuni, the historical buddha, was once even more confused than we are, but by discovering his own latent wisdom-energy he attained enlightenment. There are countless buddhas and all living beings have the capacity to unify their minds and have the clarity of enlightenment. You can contact us at yogawithlisa@ or call 0034 626960354. Our web page la being updated.. look for the new timetable of events at www. (0034) 626 960 354


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announced in August and the new season beginning in the first week of September.

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Mazarron’s home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. The ex-pat supporters Club, Los Amigos de Mazarron FC also organise a supporters’ coach to most away games. Full details of all games including preseason friendlies, dates and kick off times are advertised in the local media, on, on our own Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Facebook page, and on posters at various points throughout Camposol and Mazarron.

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On 23rd June, 23 members of the society gathered at La Paraleja Golf Course, for the monthly Stapleford competition. Member numbers were slightly down as some had already decided it was getting too hot, or was it the Brexit vote that caused them to hurry back to the UK? We all started from the first tee, and several members immediately found the water, which doesn’t help the temperament. Especially when the second is an island green. However, at the 19th hole the cards were checked in, and in joint third place was Pete Smithson, and Richard Dixon with a score of 34points They were followed home in 2nd place by Jeff Perry, who returned a score of 36points. The winner however, was Norrie Bull, (pictured above - hand on heart) with a great score of 37points.

Also pictured with Norrie, are the two nearest the pin winners – George Bricknal (left), and John Brown (centre). Our August meeting will be at Lorca Resort Golf Course on Wednesday 24th

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The month of July is always the quietest month of the year as far as football in Mazarron is concerned although the closing stages of the Euro 2016 competition kept the interest going in some quarters, unfortunately not for the English ex-pats!! June saw the resignations of the Board of Directors of both local football teams, Mazarron FC and CD Bala Azul with outgoing Mazarron President Jose Rodriquez actively seeking a suitable replacement to take the Club forward. At the time of writing we have heard that the Club has a new President and that the team was registered with the Murcia Federation for the 2016/17 season just hours before the deadline which is great news for all its loyal supporters. Full details will be available in next month’s edition. Mazarron has an excellent set up with junior teams from 5 years old up to 18 years in addition to the senior team which will take its place again in the Preferente Autonomica for the 2016-17 season. With a new President, a new Coach and probably virtually a new team, it should once again prove to be an interesting and, hopefully, exciting season and, more than ever, the new administration will need the support of the Spanish and ex-pat community. Outgoing coach Victor has already taken four of Mazarron’s squad from last season to his new club CF Molina. Leading scorer Jose, Palote, Champi and Miguel, who joined Mazarron in the closing stages of last season, will be in the opposition team when Molina meet Mazarron next season. Juanfran and Juanma have joined local rivals Olimpico de Totana who were promoted to the Tercara last season. We wish them all well and thank them for their services to the Club. Although there is little news from the Club at the moment in view of the activity behind the scenes, players normally report for training at the end of July with the fixtures for 2016-17

Los Amigos de Mazarron FC received the “Labor de apoyo al deporte” (working to support sports) award at the 15th “Gala of Sports” Evening at the Hotel Playa Grande. The evening was organised jointly by La Voz and the Department of Sport for Mazarron and our trophy, sponsored by Bar Sienna, was presented to Treasurer Gerard Mulligan for our efforts in supporting both Mazarron FC and Mazarron Football Base. The speech by the compere before the award was presented on stage referred to the support given by Los Amigos to Mazarron FC both home and away to make it one of the best supported teams in the league and stated that we were “ambassadors” for the name of Mazarron. Reference was also made to our financial support not only to Mazarron FC but


also to the Pre-Benjamins -which was relevant as they were in attendance with their parents and friends Los Amigos were also praised for their work in integrating with the community


in Mazarron generally and both the Mayoress of Mazarron and the director of La Voz congratulated Los Amigos for their hard work in supporting the team which was much appreciated by the town. The latest Los Amigos Luncheon Club outings were to the Restaurante Hermanos Mandola near Aledo on 28th June and a return visit to the Restaurante Casa del Nono in Isla Plana on Tuesday 26th July. Both were once again well attended and members and friends were again treated to excellent food and drink!! For full details of all the monthly Luncheon Club outings please email Maggie at hariinspain@gmail. com. Mazarron FC hosted a Veterans Football Tournament at the end of June with teams from Cadiz, England, Almeria, Calaspara and Lorca taking part in addition to Mazarron FC. The all day event at the Estadio Municipal saw Almeria come out on top with Mazarron as runners up and the English Veterans Frostoms FC from Workington in fourth place. Over €1000 was raised to help a local child with health problems. Tickets for the Presidents Ball at Mariano’s on Tuesday 27th September are selling well. Queen Universe will be on stage to present a very special tribute to Queen on the evening when Los Amigos will be celebrating their 10th birthday. Comedian Justin Sane

who has recently returned to Spain will also be in attendance with his unique brand of comedy and a local magician will be performing close up tricks at the tables to the amazement of all guests!! A typical Mariano’s supper will add to what is sure to be a fabulous evening so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are €15 including supper or €10 without food and are on sale at the Club House Camposol every Thursday (4pm) or email Los Amigos de Mazarron FC weekly meetings normally are held every Thursday at the Club House, Camposol


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chat and see what goes on. For further information please contact the Secretary, Sue Hattrell on or

However, during July and early August, meetings are normally suspended as there is no football and a lot of members are away. However, some members will still be popping into the Club House every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm so why not join them for a club for a chat and a refreshing drink in beautiful surroundings and pick up a membership form for next season. Membership payments are also accepted on Thursdays during the summer from the Club House (4 pm).

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Los Amigos membership runs from 1st August each year and costs just 10€ which includes reduced coach travel and reduced prices to most of our social events including the very successful monthly luncheon club.

Today was John’s first race outing in his new single hander and he did exceptionally well getting to grips with his new toy. Some tweaking is needed to get the best out of the dinghy and no doubt John has a list of adjustments to work on.

Mazarrón Bowls Club Husband and Wife Team Triumph The Richard Cooper Trophy , played on the 25th June was won by Gillian and Harold Morris, with another husband and wife team, Jim and Alex Coughlan the very worthy runners-up. This knock out match was played in blistering heat and at the end both of the finals couples had played 48 ends!! No mean feat when you are a pensionista!! The match was a straight 2 wood knock out competition, sponsored by Julie Cooper, whose husband, Richard, died suddenly last June. Summer evening bowling continues with many of the new members recruited from the Open Day coming along to practice and socialise afterwards. These evenings are becoming a very social occasion, although the bowling is taken seriously, albeit friendly, the socialising afterwards leads to making new friends and acquaintances for all. The bar is always open to provide hot and cold snacks and the odd cold beer and glass of wine! With many changes in the Federating body, to which all Clubs in Spain have to belong, the Committee are working hard to ensure that all members know exactly what is happening, preparing timescales for registration and for the Club Championships and Winter Leagues. After the long balmy summer and, with the slightly cooler weather in September, events start again. In September there will be an EGM to appoint a new Club Captain and Vice President and then in October, the Winter Leagues will start on a Monday and Friday, the interclub triples competition on a Tuesday and of course, the Club Championships. MBC are always at their home ground on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from around 18.30 hrs and we would love to meet you, so please come along for a

Sunday June 19th marked the last race day of what has been a memorable SAMM Spring Season. With six members of the Balaton Group and the regular crew of the Catamaran away, only four Shoestring Group boats competed. Dos (Stormin’ Norman and Mike Bates); Tres (Tug Wilson, Pat Fleck); Cuatro (Jack Moss, Di Hardwick and ?) and the RS Quba (John Down).

CTD was extremely busy with hundreds of revellers enjoying a day out on the Mar Menor and, although it is great for the kids, our crews wished the jet-skiers would take a more care and show some courtesy for others. The first race started in calm conditions and, apart from being drenched by spray from the jet-skiers, was fairly uneventful. The four laps were completed in 30 minutes and it was decided to increase the distance between the buoys for the second as the wind was beginning to pick up. Everybody had a good start and Cuatro and RS Quba were neck and neck for much of the race. All was going well until the 2nd lap when Dos capsized on the downward leg and retired. The RS Quba and Cuatro continued to battle it out as Tres gained on them inch by inch. The increased wind speed made for an exciting race which was over in 1 hour. Results:- Race 1: Tres, Cuatro, Dos, RS Quba. Race 2: Tres, Cuatro, RS Quba. SAMM racing starts again in September. For info on SAMM go to www.

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shouldn’t expect to see cars like this on the road anytime soon, it certainly shows a very energy-efficient future.

Electric-powered TUfast eLi14 can travel 710 miles on just a single kWh of energy, equivalent to 31,000mpg Though there are plenty of cars out there with outstanding fuel economy, a team from the Technical University of Munich has produced a vehicle which makes even the 94mpg Peugeot 208 look like a gasguzzler. The TUfast eLi14 recently took to the track at Audi’s test facility, and managed to set a run with energy use of 710mi/kWh. It gets better, though, as on their second run the team managed 765.53mi/kWh, a new world record. For perspective, if that was converted to petrol power, the eLi14 could travel 11,000km on just a single litre of fuel – the equivalent of driving to Tokyo with miles to spare. Or to put it an even easier way, it’s a staggering 31,000mpg. The eLi14 was originally created for the 2014 Shell Eco Marathon, where it posted a good (though not record-breaking) performance, but for this record attempt it was upgraded. In search of more efficiency, the TUfast team upgraded the motor with a custom controller, silver wire coils, and ultra-low friction bearings for the custom wheels. TUfast eLi14 The TUfast team is made up of

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Property, Financial and Legal APPARENTLY – IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD – AS WE KNOW IT – AND WE ARE ALL GOING TO HELL IN A HAND CART !! Or so you would think if you read some of the headlines in the UK press in recent days. The only certainty in the UK at present is uncertainty and that can very quickly translate into doubts and fears about what is to come. And for many expats, feeling out on a limb, with only the doom merchants on BBC News and Sky News to give them any information, it must seem like the end of the world is nigh. BUT IT ISN’T!! Despite all the predictions, the Stock Market has rallied and Sterling, although down, is nowhere near the levels we have seen in the past. It’s not so very long ago that we saw virtual parity for the euro. Regardless of what the news told you, 1.08 euros to the pound or similar, many were finding their cash translated into one euro to the pound. It hurt, but the world didn’t end. You have always seen the value of your investments rise and fall, hopefully


you took on the Referendum debate, more of the former than the latter, and what became blindingly obvious as the this can be exaggerated by whether your pre-vote debate raged was that neither portfolio is rated cautious, balanced or side had any real “facts” or concrete adventurous, for example. continued pg50 But when the market is at a low ebb, this is certainly not the time to be cashing in your investments for the sake of it. If you Legal & Financial Services were well advised and invested The ONLY qualified and experienced UK sensibly in the first place, then that Lawyer in this area providing a comprehensive advice still stands range of services covering English and Spanish and you should matters including QROPS Pension transfers to be confident your unlock your UK private pension investments will ride out the storm. Factors outside of For an initial discussion please telephone our control will 634 053 976 dictate how the or next few months pan out. Having a Camposol Business Centre vacuum at the top of Calle Madrid 19, Sector A Government while Camposol, Mazarron the Conservatives MURCIA 30875 look to elect a new leader by early September certainly FOR AN APPOINTMENT isn’t doing anything Tel: 968 103 008 for stability or FAX: 968 199 664 confidence. Whatever position

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Ref: 1564 135,000€ Stunning 3 bed, 3 bath, farmhouse set in the fields of Fuente Alamo. Spacious lounge with beamed ceilings and log burning fire. Quiet location, yet not remote this house is ideal for those who fancy peace and tranquillity without being too far from amenities.

Ref: 1565 99,950€ A Fantastic 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Monsora style villa comprising of a large lounge and dining area, a fully fitted kitchen, 2 double beds, fitted wardrobes, en suite to master, 2 terraces, off road parking and use of a communal pool. Viewing recommended! Ref: 1566 139,500€ This Caprichio style villa is located on the Mazarron Country Club. An immaculate 2 bed, 1 bathroom, villa has been maintained to a very high standard and, is in excellent order 400m2 with 10x5 pool aircon, Freeview TV, tasteful décor, Fully fitted kitchen, Central heating, lots of extras!

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Property, Financial and Legal information on which to base their assertions. Which means that it is equally unlikely that any of the economists, experts or anyone dragged on to mainstream TV news programmes to give an opinion is any the wiser than your or I how the next few months will pan out. I don’t have crystal ball either, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we looked back at Christmas time and wondered what all the fuss was about. Spain has effectively had no operational government for some time – and the economy has improved. Not sure what that tells us about our political leaders! But for the time being, as the saying has it, “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!” Anyone who would like reassurance or advice regarding their UK pension holdings or investments please contact me for an appointment. Shirley Ann Fisher, UK Lawyer & Commissioner for Oaths, Camposol Business Centre, Calle Madrid 19, Mazarron, Murcia – Tel. 634 053 976 –email: shirleyfisherlegalservices@ or ring 968 103 008 to leave a message

LEGAL CLAIMS AGAINST PLUSVALIA TAX What is Plusvalia tax? You need to think about two taxes when selling your property. Capital Gains Tax Plusvalia Tax Plusvalia tax used to be a small tax when selling or inheriting your property, but now it has become a higher amount. This tax is calculated and taxed by your Local Council on the increase in the value of the URBAN land. This is taxed only on the land and not on the value of the building. Rates are set by every Council and can vary dramatically between neighbouring areas.   The tax value of the land, so called “valor del suelo”, can be found on the bill for your “IBI”. The Plusvalia is actually a tax on the value of the land on which the house stands. The municipality argues that the land value has increased because over the years a variety of infrastructure improvements has been made in the area. For example, the maintenance of existing roads, the building of new roads, construction and maintenance of the sewerage, street lighting etc. Through the Plusvalia, the seller contributes to these infrastructural improvements. How is this tax calculated? The Plusvalia is calculated as a function of the catastral value of the land and the number of years of ownership. The higher the catastral value and the number

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of years of ownership, the higher the tax. If you are selling an individual house which stands on a large plot which you have owned for a considerable length of time the amount of the Plusvalia Tax could be many thousands of Euros. What is the deadline to pay this tax and who is liable to pay? This tax must be pay within 30 days of a sale.   If the vendor is not resident in Spain, the buyer will be liable to pay this tax and will hold the funds to pay this on your behalf. The battle in Court against this tax

and sentence of Contentious Court nr 13 of Barcelona, and the latest one of the High Court of Madrid in favour of the supermarket Eroski and against the Council of Leganés. Please do not hesitate to contact Corral&Alcaraz Law Firm if you are selling your property or need help to get your money back on the plusvalia tax you have already paid. We will be more than pleased to help you. Corral&Alcaraz Law Firm Lawyers, Barristers & Accountants

Thousands of taxpayers have claimed against this tax and there are more and more Court sentences against the Authorities, as there are many reasons to find arguments against its unconstitutionality. This can be considered as a nonsense tax after the economic recession, as it does not make sense to pay capital gains when the vendor is actually making a big loss on the sale. The -Traffic matters (vehicle different Councils transfers, Spanish plates etc.) all over the Spanish -Legal assistance and litigation territory only say -Spanish wills and inheritance that they just apply -NIE, Residencia, Nationality what the law says, -Insurances and they calculate -Property conveyancing the tax based on -Translations the rateable value -Fin De Obra Certificates of the property We have the personnel that can assist you in English, at the time of the Scandinavian & Spanish sale, applying a percentage based on Plaza San José Nº2, Puerto de Mazarron the number of years E-mail: the property has Phone: 968 154 045 or 619 173 626 been owned. In such a way, they create a fiction story as it’s as if properties never decrease in value. This can be considered as a legal contradiction as the way of calculating this tax goes against the principle of equity, justice and economic capacity. Some Court Sentences can be considered relevant: Sentence 00144/2015, dated on 13th of July 2015, Contentious Court nr 3 of Zaragoza, Sentences from the High Court of Justice of Catalonia, sentence 553/2012 dated on 22nd of May 2012 and Sentence 310/2012 dated on 22nd of March 2012

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him anymore. He has pleaded and begged me for more and finally got furious in his texting to me when I wouldn’t. He is now not speaking to me and when I see him on the square he ignores me. I truly love him and don’t want to lose him but I am also afraid he will show the photos around. Please help me. What I should do? Gertrude Dear Gertrude

Dear Uncle Paul I know I might be just asking this out of annoyance, since this just recently happened. I have a question regarding my friend who has suddenly starting to bail out on me and basically says that she isn’t comfortable going to bingo or quiz nights anymore with me and being in a room full of working class old people. That doesn’t make sense to me and it sounds snobbish. I think she is just making excuses and doesn’t want to be my friend. If so, why doesn’t she just say it? Annabel Dear Annabel I have nothing against the game of Bingo itself, although it seems to be a game for old ladies who sweat, men who can’t get a date and kids who only play for the pure joy of yelling “Bingo!” Quiz nights well I ask you??? Living nightmare…. Regarding your friend, there’s nothing much you can do. Sometimes people change and become spoiled, thus attracting others like them. After a while, it becomes their personality and then they’ll ignore those who they see as inferior. You could try is talking to her. Whenever she’s alone and not busy, go to her and explain how she’s acting and how you feel about it. Tell her you feel it’s hurting both your friendship and feelings. If she doesn’t treasure the friendship as you do, then there is no point in you being hurt trying to keep it. Uncle Paul

Uncle Paul Dear Uncle Paul I know I might be just asking this out of annoyance, since this just recently happened. I have a question regarding my friend who has suddenly starting to bail out on me. She basically says that she isn’t comfortable going to bingo or quiz nights anymore with me and being in a room full of working class old people. That doesn’t make sense to me and it sounds very snobbish. I think she is just making excuses and doesn’t want to be my friend anymore. If so, why doesn’t she just say it? Annabel

Dear Uncle Paul I’ve been dating this man on Condado De Alhama for six months. Over the past few weeks he’s been quite rude and nasty to me. He started texting me asking for some nude pictures of myself. I did send some but have since refused to send


Gosh, he sounds like a really wonderful boyfriend and there should be more like him around! He isn’t seeing you as a loved one, but a piece of meat that should be constantly available for his needs... Girl, you know this isn’t a relationship. You don’t want to lose him? WHY NOT? He doesn’t love you, doesn’t treat you with respect and doesn’t even give a rat’s …. about you and your feelings. If you dumped him, what exactly do you think you are going to lose out on? Is being single so scary that you rather be some douche bag’s doormat? How long will it be before he wears you down to the point that you are doing other things that you don’t feel comfortable with just to keep him happy? That’s abusive both sexually and emotionally. Dump him now!!!! I do hope what you have sent him will not identify you. But I do feel a big girl like you should never have worn that basque with trainers!

Dear Annabel I have nothing against the game of Bingo itself, although it seems to be a game for old ladies who sweat, men who can’t get a date and kids who only play for the pure joy of yelling “Bingo!” Quiz nights well I ask

you??? Living nightmare…. and bad fashion sense. Regarding your friend, there’s nothing much you can do. Sometimes people change and become spoiled, thus attracting others like them. After a while, it becomes their personality and then they’ll ignore those who they see as inferior. You could try is talking to her. Whenever she’s alone and not busy, go to her and explain how she’s acting and how you feel about it. Tell her you feel it’s hurting both your friendship and feelings. If she doesn’t treasure the friendship as you do, then there is no point in you being hurt trying to keep it. Uncle Paul Dear Uncle Paul I am finding it difficult to live in my own skin. Every ache and pain I have I magnify into the worst case scenario and think that I am dying. I panic and this causes me massive amounts of stress and anxiety. I find it debilitating. I do not even get out of bed some days and just lay there crying, panicking that there is something very wrong with me and my time is limited. I am not sure how to get out of this prison. I always had this problem but over time, it has become unbearable. Even if I am told I am fine by my doctor, I still worry and panic. What can I do? Lee Dear Lee I wonder if you’ve been completely honest with your doctor about the panic attacks, the anxiety, the many days spent in bed and your thoughts. As you know, what you’re experiencing is not normal, it’s not healthy, it’s not sustainable for a happy life, and you have to take care regarding this condition. So reach out to someone, preferably your doctor, and tell them about how stuck and debilitated you are. They may be able to connect you with the right person to help you But you absolutely must do something , you deserve much more of a life than this. It can change, summon up your bravery - I wish you the best of luck Uncle Paul

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Useful Numbers activities Mariposa 968 631 008 Airconditioning: AC Services: 672 850 963 TJ Electricals: 868 181 121 Bar, restaurants & cafes AP’s 968 978 869 Bar Med: 968 595 864 Black Bull 634374381/689961604 Cat’s Bar 634 322 729 Club House Bistro 968 978 855 Elliots 968 158 499 Mariposa 968 631 008 Quality Indian restaurant Tel 968 199 198 Ratatouille 968 155 887 Piccolo 968 131 515 Spice Villa 968 199 226 The New Royal 968 595 864 Beauty Care & Health Heather mobile 636 657 481 Freedom Mobility 968 153 620 Builders CM Constructions 659 159 948 Car Hire & SERVICES F&C Rental 968 199 156 Car mechanics & car sales Ken Sherwood mechanics 679 646 859 Carpentry Dave Davidson 634 330 706 Camposol Business Centre The Journal, Security, Dentist, Chiropodists, Camposol Health Clinic 968 103 008 Central Heating & Plumbing Calida Gas & Oil 659 761 771 Charities Age Concern 634 310216 Andreas animal rescue 690 906 565 FAST: Non Emergency 634 309 899 PALS 968 422 228 / 626460 465 Lions 696 827 525 Mabs 639 665 370 Making a Difference 634 357 137 Chimney Sweep Tony 646 438 694 Chiropodists Nathalia 968 103 008 Computer design services Daniel White www.danielwhitedesign. com Dentists Camposol Business Centre 968 103 008 Ear Candling Heather mobile 636 657 481 Electricians Andy 617 644 339 SPARXX 642 172 065 Funerals and funeral plans Tony Smith, Funeral director 650 631 719 Fish & Chips Cats Bar: 666 188 353 Elliots Bolnuevo 968 158 499 Trevi Bar: 968 199 939 Hairdressers Carols 968 974 989 Home Furnishings & furniture Furniture Plus 968 153 907/678 083 491

Insurance & Asesoria Nash Warren, Bolnuevo 968 156 583 Liberty Seguros 968 138 516 / 620 277 690 El Pilar 968 425 210 Law services Abad Abogados 968 155 785 Shirley Ann Fisher 968 103 008 Metalwork Eriks 636 050 008 Mobility, aids & equipment Freedom Mobility 638 893 357 Property services Camposol Properties 968 592 679 Helping Hands Home Care675 865 636 Kevins Fly Screens 650 662 579/616 984 652 Pool cleaning, maintenance & repair Camposol Properties 646 476 911 Kohn Pool Services 968 138 638/626 684 979 Pool Cleaning Mazarron 605 081 954 Tony, the pool diver 646 438 694 Printing & Design Insignia Graphics, 618 615 903 Mister print 638 893 357 SALES AND RENTAL AGENTS 2let2buy2sell 968 979 876 UK 00 44 1223 968 199 Another World 968 592 679 Costa Calida Property Services 968 199 251 Mercers 968 199 188 UK 08450 177 805 Sensol Golf Villa Rentals 968 970 614/608 631 700 VillaQuest 968 974 918 Spanish interpreters and courses Debbies translations & interpreting, 677 353 136 Pilar Garcia 663 74 24 42 Window cleaning services Miles Better: 619 877 103 Water, purification services Waterfiltersspain: 677 353 136 Miles Better Water Filters 619 877 303 other Useful numbers Aqualia Emercency number: 902136013

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Getting in touch with the committees and organisations

CRA Camposol Residents Association. The cabin is located alongside the Cultural Centre on Sector B and is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 1pm.(Closed on Bank Holidays) The Chairman is Phil Gelling and can be contacted on, general or membership enquiries can be sent to The duty Committee member can be contacted on 634 364 739. Their website is This number is manned every morning Monday thru Friday 10am / 12noon Sector A gardening Group is Chaired by John Grant.Web address: www.lospalacios-gardeners. com. Contact the Secretary for details of monthly meetings Friday morning bookstall outside the post room on A. Sector B & B-clean (their gardening group) NB B sector community group is newly formed. Helen White 968 199 506 is the pro tem organisor. Sector C Greenfingers gardening group, Chairman, John Osborne- Tel 634 325 427 email: Camposol Community Group D Sector The group meets monthly on the first Monday at 4PM at The Clubhouse.Chair: Ken D’Angelo Email: Vice Chair: Paul Reid Email: Treasurer: Anita Girvan Email: Membership Secretary: Carol D’Angelo A car with tow bar and trailer is now available for sector D residents to take garden waste to the Eco park, contact Alan Muncaster 654 024 474 Age Concern can be found at the Cultural Centre on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1pm and Fridays 12.30 to 3.30pm. Telephone 634 310216, email Camposolers  The registered group site for residents of Camposol, the proprietor is Reg Rogers who can be contacted by e-mailing reg Apply to Reg for membership. NB there is an underline dash between reg and rogers!!!!!! Town Hall can now be contacted through an office in the Cultural Centre Sector B, by the roundabout down from the roundabout by the filling station. Tatiana Andres is there to help you between 1600 to 1800 every weekday. Phone 968 131 717, email MABS now have an office on the main dual carriage way on Sector B. LIONS, Membership: Lion nigel 651867105 Welfare:Lion Gina 654874563 ANNOUNCEMENTS Welcome book club every second and fourth Tuesday in the underbuild at the former medical centre on Sector B. If you have a favourite joke that is suitable for a family magazine and not too long why not send it to

We will publish it and give you a credit

Q: What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet? A: SUPPLIES! Q: Why did the scientist go to the tanning salon? A: Because he was a paleontologist. Q: Why was the student’s report card wet? A: It was below C level! Q: How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? A: Tentacles. Q: What did the traffic light say to the car? A: Don’t look, I’m changing. Q: What do you call cheese that is not yours? A: Nacho Cheese Q: How do you find a Princess? A: You follow the foot Prince. Q: What streets do ghosts haunt? A: Dead ends! Q: What did the penny say to the other penny? A: We make perfect cents. Q: Why did the man with one hand cross the road? A: To get to the second hand shop.

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Q: Why did the boy sprinkle sugar on his pillow before he went to sleep? A: So he could have sweet dreams. Q: Why did the robber take a bath? A: Because he wanted to make a clean getaway. Q: What happens if life gives you melons? A: Your dyslexic Q: What music are balloons scared of? A: Pop music Q: What did the judge say to the dentist? A: Do you swear to pull the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.

School! Q: Which is the longest word in the dictionary? A: “Smiles”, because there is a mile between each “s”! Q: Which month do soldiers hate most? A: The month of March! Q: What did the painter say to the wall? A: One more crack like that and I’ll plaster you! Q: Why did the computer break up with the internet? A: There was no “Connection”. Q: Why do golfers wear two pairs of pants? A: In case they get a hole in one!

Q: Why did the boy tiptoe past the medicine cabinet? A: He didn’t want to wake the sleeping pills!

Q: Why can’t you take a nap during a race? A: Because if you snooze, you loose!

Q: What do you get when you cross a fridge with a radio? A: Cool Music.

Q: Why did Goofy put a clock under his desk? A: Because he wanted to work over-time!

Q: What goes up when the rain comes down? A: An umbrella. Q: Why did the belt go to jail? A: Because it held up a pair of trousers! Q: What happens if life gives you melons? A: Your dyslexic Q: What did the stamp say to the envelope? A: Stick with me and we will go places! Q: What kind of lights did Noah use on the Ark? A: Flood lights! Q: Why don’t you see giraffes in elementary school? A: Because they’re all in High

Q: Why did Johnny throw the clock out of the window? A: Because he wanted to see time fly! Q: What do you call a book that’s about the brain? A: A mind reader. Q: When do you stop at green and go at red? A: When you’re eating a watermelon! Q: Why did God make only one Yogi Bear? A: Because when he tried to make a second one he made a Boo-Boo Q: How did the farmer mend his pants? A: With cabbage patches!

Charity corner


We are ever thankful for the generosity of people in the area. Your support enables us to continue to help the less fortunate whose lives are eased somewhat with not only the

food we provide for them, but also the clothing, furniture, bedding and even basic toiletries. Last month we took delivery of almost 4000 kilos of food from ‘El Banco de Alimentos de la Region de Murcia’ (The Murcia Region Food Bank) for whom we are authorised distributors. This was gratefully received on behalf of our clients and will be distributed during the months to come. We currently have over 200 people registered and we provide over 60 bags of food every month as well as other essential items. Could we once again ask our supporters and the readers of this

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article to LIKE us on our Facebook order to improve the lives of others. page? News of all the aid days, shop opening times, events and photos can be seen there on https://www. (type mad.mazarron in the search box at the If you would like more information top of the Facebook page). about what we do, or would like to Both our shops are closing for the get involved please get in touch via month of August as the temperatures Facebook, email madmazarron@ soar, but our dedicated volunteer or call 634 357 137. transport team and outreach team are still working hard as always. So if you have any donations for us, please call Badr on 603 389 006. Could we once again appeal for toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and sanitary towels please? Baby wipes and other baby products are also welcome to enable us to give these items to our families on our aid days. These items can all be left at our various pick-up points and donation bins. These are all listed on our Facebook page mentioned above. We were thrilled to be involved with the Summer Fete on Camposol Sector A, where some of our donated clothes were modelled by the lovely ladies there. Many thanks to Marge, one of our founding members, for her on-going and truly indispensable support. A great time was had by all and we raised some well needed funds too. Well done to all involved! Thank you to all our generous donators, supporters and especially to our Tickets & information from: caring and kindCamposol Cultural Centre Wed/Thu 10am to 1pm, hearted volunteers Friday 12.30 to 2pm who give their Telephone: 634 310 215 Other areas: 634 336 484 time selflessly in


Rehoming dogs is a huge part of our role at AAR. We have rehomed in Germany, Finland, Denmark, Jersey, France, Czech Republic, Holland and of course, Spain and the UK. But this next rehoming is unbelievable, you are not going to believe this but our lovely galgo Serena is going to……..wait for it …….. CANADA!! How amazing is that? Serena came to AAR about 3 months ago with the most appalling leg wound, which was so large and open it couldn’t even be stitched. However under the guidance of Paco our vet she has slowly, slowly healed and been snapped up by a lady in Canada. It is very reassuring that our voice is heard so far away, so come September this lucky girl will be having a very different life. Little Reggi one of Gini’s puppies is back in residence at AAR. After a month in his new home, his new brothers and sisters could not accept him. So it was with a very heavy heart he was returned to us and is available for adoption once again. He really is a little poppet, very small, very cute and very ready to find a new home! Nacho and Maya 2 of our ponies have gone to a foster home until they can be found new owners. Maya came to us last October with her foal Dinky-Doo, having been severely neglected. Their case is currently going through the court process and we are hopeful the person responsible will end up with a hefty fine and possibly a custodial sentence. AAR will not stand for this and will fight every step of the way for justice for these animals. Maya is a super little girl and would make a fantastic first pony. She is broken in and compared to how she looked 8 months ago as shown in the photos is a little miracle. Dinky-Doo too has made a fantastic recovery, not only was he severely malnourished but he had terrible infections on his hind quarters having been gnawed at by the 2 dogs the owner also abandoned!! We thought he was only months old he was so small and weak but he is actually around 2 years old and now, WOW, take a look at the photos and see his progress, both available for adoption . Along with his mother Maya his case is also in court. We currently have 3 cases of gross neglect in court and of course any outcomes will be reported on our FB page and here in The Journal. We were very grateful to receive a donation last month from Fuente Old Guard Golf Society, who on Captains Day who nominated our charity. We were welcome by everybody and also enjoyed a fish and chip lunch, so many thanks to Gerry Mac and Susan for thinking of us. There is a lot going on at the moment but I will save that for next month!! however, we are still looking for more land with accommodation to enable us to take in more rescue donkeys ,ponies and horses , so if anybody hears of anything at all in this area then please contact me. As usual I will be on Camposol B Car Park on Mondays between 11.30-1.30pm where you can drop off any donations or visit one of our shops either in Roldan or in Mazarron Town opposite the Medical Centre, where donations can also be dropped off 10.30-2pm. Andrea x

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July was a very busy month for FAST2016 responders, some covering more than 8 shifts of 12 hours. Training in CPR was also carried out this month provided by a training company authorised by the Murcian Heath Authority, so we will have a few more authorised responders. There were a few days and nights that we were still unable to cover. We still need more responders and supporters. It is a very rewarding thing to be involved in, and a great bunch of people. If you call the FAST2016 number and there is no responder on duty there is a helpful recorded message. Remember to call 112 in an emergency. There are a lot of people to thank this month for their continuing hard work and support for this valuable service on this great urbanisation Camposol. Our in house training team, John Scott, Debbie and Mike Bell. And Val Caffin who held the fort for the group while we reformed. Our new trainer who will be authorised by the Murcian Health Authority, Baz Hamilton is busy getting ready to join the training team. Thanks to Paula Klages for decorating the tile that will be placed outside the Club Social. The FAST2016 team received the plaque from Antonio Hernandez Benitez. We are very grateful and our thanks go to the following groups and businesses. On Tuesday 12th July we were presented with a cheque for €650 by the Camposol €650 by the Camposol Golf Association. Golf Association. On Saturday 16th we were presented with a donation of €200 from Vinny at Another World Properties while we were at the Los Palacios Garden Fete. While there Debbie carried out blood pressure checks for passersby. We also had a recruitment stand where we explained what we did on Camposol and of course tried to encourage more volunteers to join us. Look out for the FAST2016 Health awareness day in September, lots of information on how to stay young and beautiful. This will be held at the Cultural Centre. The FAST nurses cannot help with this information but the FAST nurses will be out on Mondays collecting for this great cause. €200 from Vinny They unfortunately are not available at Another World for marriage, although they have been Properties propositioned. There is a trip organised to Alicante castle and Spanish Galleon on the 23 September. Tickets are available from the bookstall on the second and last Friday each month outside T.J. Electrical (Euronics). Contact us on 968970626 for emergencies. Our Admin number is 634309899. Or you can contact by e mail at recruitment@ Our web address is it is worth a visit as there is a wealth of information including more health tips.

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