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Welcome to the July 2016 edition of The Journal! Each and every month we work exceptionally hard to bring you our fantastic magazine, and we hope it is always interesting, light hearted and enjoyable to read. This month is no different! We have been working round the clock to get the magazine ready and hope that you enjoy the wide range of news, features, and information that you are always guaranteed to find in The Journal. At the time of going to print we are on the voting day of the EU referendum. So by the time you are ready this the results will known. At The Journal we are predicting that the UK votes to remain by a small margin, but should the vote be for the UK to leave the EU, then hopefully by our August edition someone, somewhere either in the UK, Spain or Brussels, will be able to tell us what this means for the estimated 800,000 UK citizens who spend either all or part of the year in Spain. (But we won’t hold our breath!) There are many rumours about what the future holds in the event of a “Brexit”, but from our own research it seems that most ex pats don’t care either way, as long as the price of a decent bottle of wine doesn’t exceed 2€ in Consum. While on the subject of rumours we would like to set the record straight on behalf of one of our advertisers. We all like a good chit chat, but sometimes the gossip can have unintended and detrimental effects on our local businesses. It seems that the latest hot gossip is that Ken Sherwood the well know Mechanic and long-time advertiser in The Journal is closing down. This was news to him, and he would like us to stress emphatically that he is OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL and will continue to be for the foreseeable future! Lastly we would like to inform our readers that from Andy from A.E.S Electrical services will be taking a well-earned holiday in the month of August and only be available for EMERGENCY call outs. So if you need his services, now is a good time to get in touch. From everyone here at The Journal, enjoy the magazine and have a fantastic July! See you in August, Robbie Rutherford Proud to be a climate neutral publication

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could have traveled to those countries, which compete with us as sun and beach destinations. As a result, there are areas in the Balearics were it is already impossible to find accommodation this summer,” he adds, noting that he also expects to see an increase of up to 15% in the number of Spaniards taking a vacation at home.

Employment agencies say they are expecting a 13% increase in temporary hires over the summer months, while car sales have soared 38% year-on-year as rental firms buy new fleets of vehicles to meet expected demand.

Last year, some 68 million tourists visited Spain. If the current monthly increases for this year continue, the country will easily reach 70 million for this year. Santomà says he is concerned that the country could be reaching saturation point: “This is an aspect that Spain has not looked at carefully enough. It’s one of the first things we teach on our course: you have to know what the load capacity is. But the government and the sector have never sat down together to discuss this seriously, not even in cities like Barcelona, which already receive 10 million people.”

Once again, Spain’s tourism sector is readying itself for a record number of arrivals this summer, boosted for the sixth year running by ongoing security fears in other Mediterranean destinations such as Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey.

The anticipated summer boom follows a record number of arrivals between January and April of this year: some 18.1 million, up 13% on the same period for 2015. “The outlook is spectacular. Failing a catastrophe or some major security issue, we’ll beat last year’s record easily,” says Ricard Santomà, dean of the Tourism faculty at Barcelona’s Universidad Ramón Llull, adding that many airlines have lowered ticket prices to reflect the fall in oil prices. “Countries such as Egypt and Turkey still face enormous problems,” says Rafael Gallego, president of Spain’s CEAV confederation of travel agents. “Spain will receive many of the tourists who

The tourism sector has driven Spain’s economy over the course of the crisis, although many hotels have been forced to lower their prices in order to continue attracting visitors during the worst years of the recession. Prices in three- and four-star hotels this summer will be the same as when the crisis began in 2008. But the average cost of a five-star hotel has risen: from €168 eight years ago to €171.

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Second election campaign kicks off in Spain, but no party is yielding A new campaign race is underway in Spain, and everyone is claiming that there will be no need for a third election – although nobody has explained why that is. Although it is being dubbed “the unblocking campaign,” all four main parties refuse to budge on positions that prevented a governing deal the first time round, and continue to reject coalitions with specific groups. The odds-on favorite Popular Party (PP), which has been in charge of a caretaker government since the inconclusive election of December 20, is still convinced that the only way out of Spain’s political impasse is a grand coalition headed by acting PM Mariano Rajoy. The conservatives have adopted a polarizing strategy aimed at pushing the Socialist Party (PSOE) into a corner and forcing the latter to accept this grand coalition. The PP also seeks to relegate the liberal Ciudadanos, an upstart party that came in fourth at the December election, to a position of irrelevance. As for the new Unidos Podemos alliance,

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made up of the anti-austerity Podemos and the United Left, Rajoy is dealing with that threat by reiterating that “Spain needs a period of moderation against the risk of extremism.” He is not the only one casting the leftist group as dangerous to the country’s stability. The Socialists, who stand to lose the most votes to Unidos Podemos – recent polls predict a reversal of roles, with the alliance bumping the PSOE down to third place at the upcoming election – are stressing the communist element in United Left and warning that its proposals would be harmful to Spain. The Socialists continue to claim that they will never enable another PP government. But their great fear of being overtaken by Unidos Podemos, which now claims to be “the new social democracy,” was evident at the PSOE rally held in downtown Madrid. Speaking to a crowd at the newly renamed Pedro Zerolo square – honoring a gay rights activist who died recently – Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez tried to appeal to voters’ loyalty. Despite the bad forecasts, he told them that “the future is not written in advance” and that socialism “is not about resignation, it is about fighting.” Yet party officials know that what’s really at stake is the continued relevance of a 137-year-old party that was instrumental in Spain’s transition to democracy, then

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shared power in turns with the PP, but began to lose voter support since its massive defeat in the 2011 election. By comparison, Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias began the new campaign for the June 26 election with a much more confident message. “It is very likely that we will have to take on very important responsibilities,” he told a crowd of supporters. Flanked by his right-hand man Íñigo Errejón, IU leader Alberto Garzón and other alliance officials, Iglesias reiterated his earlier offer to build a large center-left governing coalition with the Socialists: “We are going to reach out to them to head a government of change,” he said. Originally termed as anti-austerity, the new Unidos Podemos group is variously described as communist, social democratic and populist. The alliance has demonstrated an ability to be all of these things and none of them at the same time, controlling their message in order to attract as many leftist votes as possible. Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera has started the new campaign with a defense of his deal-making policy, and a renewed desire to make a difference in Spanish politics despite its smaller share of the vote. “If Ciudadanos is not decisive, the PP and the PSOE will not change a single one of their mistakes of the past years.

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Where we have been decisive, change has occurred,” he said, alluding to his regional agreements with the PP in Madrid, La Rioja, Castilla-León and Murcia and with the PSOE in Andalusia. “The future of this country largely depends on Ciudadanos’ results at the polls,” added the 36-year-old leader of a group that started life a decade ago as a non-nationalist Catalan party and made the jump to national politics in 2014 on a platform of democratic regeneration. Despite his ambitious statements, Rivera will also be fighting to remain relevant ahead of a ballot where, polls say, he will win more votes yet lose one or two seats because of the way the Spanish voting system weighs votes.

Spain is the Largest Importer of Iranian crude oil

According to customs data, Spain was the largest European importer of crude oil from Iran in April 2016. Landing more than 3bn barrels of oil in April, more than triple compared to March, Spanish imports of Iranian crude were almost a third higher than the second biggest EU importer France, who imported 2.2bn barrels. Greece came third importing just over 1bn barrels.

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Murcia’s Corvera Airport ‘Will NOT open 2016’

Uncertainties with the impending Spanish General Elections, together with the recent change of ownership with Corvera International Airport, has led the President of Murcia’s regional Chamber of Commerce to conclude that the facility will not be operational this Summer. Jose Maria Albarracin made the comments after meeting with the new Minister of Development – Pedro Rivera, and went on to say that an official statement to this effect will probably made in July. Similarly, Albarracin doubted that significant moves would be made with the arrival of the High-Speed AVE to the region in 2016, but expressed confidence that this would take place in 2017. The President of the Chamber also mentioned Rivera’s recent meeting with acting Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, where the question of Corvera Airport was apparently discussed at some length. ”Deadlines” and “Guarantees” with Corvera Airport have come and gone over previous years, and never been far from the front pages of the regional press, however more recently Politicians have wisely appeared to keep their opinions on the matter to themselves. However, the issue is surely set to become a hot topic once more once the

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Spanish Cardinal charged with ‘Hate Crimes The Spanish Network for Refugees has initiated criminal proceedings against the Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, charging him with inciting “hate crimes,” after the prelate spoke out publicly against a reigning “gay empire,” criticized radical feminist groups and decried Europe’s open-door policy toward migrants. In their statement, the network said that Cañizares “is an ultra-conservative trying to subvert the constitutional order,” and accused him of nostalgia for “other times when immigrants, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and women were subjected to the dictates of a society governed by the powers of the Catholic Church.” The advocacy group claims that the archbishop, nicknamed “Little Ratzinger” because of his theological acumen and similarities to Pope Benedict, has criticized feminist organizations as well as speaking out against European policy toward migrants. The statement said that in his opposition to open borders, the Cardinal was “aligning himself with neo-Fascist organizations” which, like Cañizares, “consider persons of other ethnicities or religious beliefs as dangerous and potentially criminal.” Last month, Cañizares slammed the “gay empire” for its attacks on the family, as well as joining Pope Francis in criticizing “gender ideology,” which he reportedly

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In Loving Memory of Trevor Sharp 20th January 1939 ~ 30th May 2016

In Loving Memory of Angela Heaney 22nd September 1945 ~ 22nd May 2016

Pat and her family would like to express their sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbours for all the help and support received during the recent passing of Trevor. Special thanks to everyone who attended his funeral service and gave in his memory.

Andrew and his family would like to express their grateful thanks to the many friends and neighbours for all the love and support received during the this difficult time. Special thanks for the many letters and cards of sympathy and to everyone who attended the funeral service and gave so generously to cancer research in memory of Angela. She will be so greatly missed by all knew her. God Bless.

In Loving Memory of Sean Pilkington 13th December 1965 ~ 28th May 2016

In Loving Memory of Harry (Harryoke)Taylor 2nd May 1931 ~ 13th June 2016

Hazel and her family cannot express enough how grateful they are for all the love and support received from the many neighbours and friends during this very difficult time. It was a true testament to see so many people at Seanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funeral service and who gave so generously in his memory. xxx

Julie has been overwhelmed by all the love and support she has received during the very sudden passing of Harry. Many thanks to all the people who came to his celebration of life service. The king of karaoke even sang at his own funeral service which was a fantastic tribute to a fantastic guy. We are all going to miss you so much Harry.

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has been written as two sides of the same nation – one banded together with the workers, the artists, the intellectuals, all bolstered by wide-eyed international volunteers, pitted against the Nationalists; the fascist, the army, the Catholic church and the wicked landowners. . So many tales tell of a romantic story, where optimists from many countries shipped to Spain in order to take on the ‘bad guys’. But Hochschild doesn’t take this typical view – rather he focuses on the facts of those who left the United States, and how their opinions and images could do more than the fighters on the ground. The book tells of how blatant lies were made up to oversell the Republicans power, or to tell total lies about Franco. With the United States continuing an

embargo due to the war having a big effect on the outcome, Hochschild also then turns to unknown names, who in fact made a big contribution to the war, then lost, despite all their efforts. Stories of individual Americans who fought and died in Spain are brought to life without the romance of being renegades or fighters of fascism, destroying the sometimes outdated notions of fighting in someone else’s battle. . With heavyweights such as Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin all weighing in on the war in Spain, the world now knows that the civil war was a prelude for WWII, one that could have been altered with American and British help, and could have changed the world forever. The realities for Americans who went to Spain

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When walking down the avda Central of La Azohia, one is often distracted from the world around as they become fully immersed in the intense beauty of the Mediterranean sea and dramatic mountain scape that rushes down to meet it. But next time you are take a moment to look around and you will find the gem of La Azohia right before you eyes! This stunning, contemporary styled restaurant sits in one of the most enviable spots overlooking the beach. The good news that they would like to share with readers of The Journal, is that after such a successful summer they have decided to stay open throught the winter months also. This is great news for everybody, especially if during the summer you never found the time visit. Restaurant Villamares is open ALL DAY- 7 DAYS A WEEK! It is an ideal place to stop for some refreshments, drink, tapas, or one of the most exquisite Menu Del Dia´s that the area has to offer. With fresh fish daily and a wide and varied menu, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The kitchen is open until 8pm Monday to Friday and stays open until late on the weekends. There are large outdoor spaces to relax in and marquee´s with patio heaters to keep you cosy on those chilly evenings. Why not come down early evening and soak up the atmosphere? Select something to drink from the extensive cocktail and champagne list and listen to some music while enjoying the amazing view and watching the sun set.You can use the free wifi to send your friends photos of you enjoying the best food, drink and scenery for miles around! There is bike parking and also the restaurant is delighted to be dog friendly making this the ideal place to stop and recharge after a bike ride or a ramble in the surrounding trails with the dog. If you are driving then you needn’t worry as there is ample parking, and also special reserved disabled parking in the immediate vicinity. With friendly staff, great food, great atmosphere, and a stunning location Restaurant Villamares, really does have everything to ensure that you have a great time with your family and friends.

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St Nicholas Church Flower Festival June 2016.

The weather was beautiful, the flowers were magnificent, and the church became a hive of activity full of people eager to experience the flower displays, cakes and artisan stalls. From 10.30am the festival was well attended, everybody enjoying the attractions, and the many varied choice of things to buy, and do, including our raffles for the food hampers, the complimentary meal tickets from Gula Gula Restaurant in the port and lots more. The Brownies raffled a jar of sweets, and a special “Guess the name of the teddy” cake was also up for grabs. This, as many other cakes were donated by a number of wonderful bakers which were for sale, and even Bratwurst with curry sauce was available for those of us with a savoury tooth. Brother Conrad and Rev Eberhaud demonstrated their combined cooking skills! The Bratwurst was delicious. The atmosphere was exactly how we

envisaged; everybody over-awed by the flower displays. Friendship and community being the order of the day. We are hoping to make it a bi-yearly event. Sunday was a special day in the life of the church. It is 5 years since it was blessed; A special service of Holy Communion signified its importance. The flowers were sold on after the service. On behalf of the organisers, I would like to thank EVERYBODY who was involved. Special thanks to the businesses ( below ) who donated the flowers, as listed below, and Karen Best, Just Fabulous, who delivered and supervised a group of talented volunteers to create the beautiful flower displays,. Chatterbox Ladies Group Sew and Sew Locksmith Alan Eustace C Gardening group Luis Canovas Camposol Business Centre A Sector Dental Clinic Ibex Insurance

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birth--or keep cool! If it’s possible, locate a shady area where it’s okay for your dog to dig. 8) Let your dog check the weather. Dogs don’t have the Weather Channel, so they don’t know why they are being denied a long walk for the day. Allow your dog to step outside and feel for itself that it is too hot, too wet, or too cold to go on a long walk. Instinctually, the dog will understand that it has to shorten its walk, or simply come back inside where it’s safe.

With record temperatures predicted all around the Spain, it is important to keep your dogs in mind when it comes to keeping cool. Here are Top 10 Tips for beating the summer heat! 1) Exercise your dog early in the morning or late at night. Since these are the cooler parts of the day, this will make the walk more comfortable for both you and your dog. vigorous exercise is for healthy dogs, but this is the time of year to back off on exercise intensity. 2) Use doggie boots. You can find these at your local pet supply store. If you can’t walk your dog during the early and later hours of the day, this is a good way of protecting him. Heat rises from the ground, especially on surfaces like cement and asphalt, and dogs absorb and release heat through their feet. Just like boots prevent the dog from absorbing the cold in the winter, they also isolate heat. 3) Watch for signs of dehydration. Dogs can’t sweat. They cool off by panting, so an overheated dog will drool excessively. It will become lethargic, its eyes will be bloodshot, and it may appear a little pale. If you lift its skin, it will take longer than usual for the skin to fall back into place.

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9) Never leave your dog in a parked car. The car retains more heat than an open area, even if it is in the shade. Plus, a dog may get overexcited in the car due to passers by or panic from claustrophobia, making dehydration more likely. On longer trips, make sure you have water for the dog and keep the AC running. 4) Keep your dog hydrated! Different dogs have different needs when battling the heat. Keep in mind that darker coats absorb more heat than lighter coats. Also, overweight dogs are at higher risk for dehydration. Carry a bottle of water when going on a walk with your dog. Better yet have your dog carry it for you in a backpack or a vest! The water in the bottles will keep the dog cooler and also give the dog a sense of purpose. 5) Find innovative ways to cool your dog. Don’t have air conditioning? No problem! Find a spot in the shade and set up a kiddie pool. Lay down a wet towel for your dog to lie on. Or simply set up a fan in front of a pan of ice. 6) Dogs cool from the bottom up. Make sure to spray the paws and stomach, not just the top of the dog, when spraying it with water. A wet towel does more good on the bottom of your dog than when laid on the top of its coat. 7) Let your dog dig! Your dog may resort to finding his own way to avoid the heat. Dog in nature dig their dens not out of frustration but to find food, hide, give

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10) Use hot weather as an excuse to swim more often! The best activity you can do in summertime or hot weather is swimming. Instead of walking the dog, take the dog on a swim! If you hold on and allow your dog to take you around the pool, it becomes a powerful bonding experience for the two of you, similar to the walk.

Pet Insura nce – Are your loved ones well protected? Bearing in mind that most of owners consider their pets as members of the family and the relatively low cost of pet insurance (as little as €3.37 per week for dogs and €2.30 for cats) it is surprising that less than 10% of cats and dogs in Spain are insured. Medical treatments and follow up care cost could get very expensive and leave you with a high veterinary bill. Having pet insurance will give you peace of mind knowing that if something does happen to your cat or dog, you won’t have to worry about finding the funds for its treatment. If you are still thinking whether you should you buy a pet insurance let us give you real examples of how people have been glad of having a pet insurance policy for their dogs and cats

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when the unexpected happened. *All names have been published with our customers’ permission. Mr Watts was walking his Great Dane called Ben when he realised that he had injured his leg. He took him to the vet and was diagnosed with a cranial cruciate ligament rupture on his right hind leg. He needed surgery by the TTA technique and to date still needs to have more x-rays done to ensure he is completely recovered. Vet bill: €1,265 of which client paid €50 excess. Kaila is a typical Beagle who loves tracking food and all type of smells. When Mrs Russell came back from walking her she noticed Kaila had difficulty breathing and her throat started swelling. She took her immediately to the vet and after a scan he saw she had swallowed a processionary caterpillar. She had a stomach pump and had a treatment with

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cortisone and blood pressure stimulants. After a 2 days stay in hospital she went back home. Vet bill: €1,458 of which client paid €50 excess. Mr Bates saw that his Labrador Bobby was constantly scratching his ear so he took him to the vet. After examining the ear and realising he didn’t have thorns or wheat ears the vet thought it could be an allergic reaction so had some specific blood tests done. After some on-going tests he saw he was suffering polyps in his ears as well as a bacterian otitis which happily were cured with medicines. Vet bill: €1,159 of which client paid €50 excess. Mrs Shaw’s rescued cat Tilly developed a liver cancer which was diagnosed after having several MRI scans, tests and biopsy. She needed chemotherapy and palliative care but unfortunately finally passed away.

Vet bill: €2,365 of which client paid €50 excess. Ibex Insurance has 3 different levels of cover and we would be more than happy to help you choose the right policy at the right premium. We give you the option of splitting your payment over 3 months so it is easier to budget for. As well as vet expenses the Ibex policy also covers costs relating to death from accident, loss from theft or straying, boarding fees and much more. If you have more than 1 pet ask about our Multi pet discounts! You will get 25% off the purchase of your second pet policy. Leave it to the experts and give Clare and Julie a call on 968 595 945. As your local insurance broker Ibex can find the policy to meet your needs.

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minutes and one minute before the gate of the corral is opened. Rockets in the bullring The third rocket, fired from the bullring, signals that all the bulls have entered the bullring. A fourth and final rocket indicates that all the bulls are safely in the corral located inside the bullring, and that the bull run has ended. A fence of 3,000 parts For security reasons, a double fence marks out the route of the bull run through the streets. It is made of over 3,000 wooden parts (planks, posts, gates, etc.). Part of the fence stays put

The Running of the bulls Pamplona July 6-14th The fiestas of San Fermin are celebrated in Irunea/Pamplona, in the region of Navarra, every year from the 6th to the 14th of July. They have become internationally known because of the running of the bulls, where the bulls are lead through the streets of the old quarter as far as the bull ring by runners. The fiestas are celebrated in honour of San Fermin, patron saint of Navarra, although the religious aspect would seem to have taken on a secondary role over the last number of years. Nowadays, the fiestas are seen as a mass gathering of people from all the corners of the world and where the partying, the fun and the joy of it all are the most outstanding ingredients. The Encierro ... The Running of the Bulls The Encierro is the event at the heart of the Sanfermines and makes the fiesta a spectacle that would be unimaginable in any other place in the world. It was born from need: getting the bulls from outside the city into the bullring. The encierro takes place from July 7th to 14th and starts at the corral in Calle Santo Domingo when the clock on the church of San Cernin strikes eight o”clock in the morning. After the launching of two rockets, the bulls charge behind the runners for 825 metres, the distance between the corral and the bullring. The run usually lasts between three and four minutes although it has sometimes taken over ten minutes, especially if one of the bulls has been isolated from his

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companions. Chants to San Fermin The bull run has a particularly emotional prelude. It is when the runners, just a few metres up the slope from the corral where the bulls are waiting, raise their rolled newspapers and chant to an image of San Fermin placed in a small recess in the wall in the Cuesta de Santo Domingo. Against the strongest of silences, the following words can be heard: “A San Fermin pedimos, por ser nuestro patron, nos guie en el encierro dandonos su bendicion.” (We ask San Fermin, being our patron saint, to guide us in the bull run and give us his blessing). When they finish they shout “Viva San Fermin!, Gora San Fermin.” This chant is sung three times before 8am first, then when there are five minutes to go before 8am, then three

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throughout the fiesta but other sections are assembled and disassembled every day by a special brigade of workers. The role of the pastores A large number of pastores (bull “shepherds”) cover the entire bull run. They place themselves behind the bulls, with their only protection being a long stick. Their main role is to stop the odd idiot from inciting the bulls from behind, to avoid the bulls turning round and running backwards, and to help any bulls that have stopped or have been separated from their companions to continue running towards the bullring. The dobladores Other key people in the bull run are the dobladores, people with good bullfighting knowledge (sometimes exbullfighters) who take up position in the

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bullring with capes to help the runners “fan out” (in other words, run to the sides after they enter the bullring) and “drag” the bulls towards the corral as quickly as possible. The two groups of mansos (bullocks) The six fighting bulls that will take part in the evening bullfight start the run accompanied by an initial group of mansos, which act as “guides” to help the bulls cover the route. Two minutes after leaving the corral in Santo Domingo, a second group of bullocks (the so-called “sweep-up” group), which are slower and smaller than the first one, are let out to lead any bulls that might have stopped or been left behind in the bull run towards the bullring. Useful information about the bull run The encierro is an unrepeatable experience for spectators and runners alike. It is a spectacle that is defined by the level of risk and the physical ability of the runners. An inexperienced runner should learn about the characteristics of this dangerous “race” (although it should not be considered as a race) before starting, and also about the protective measures to be taken for his/her own safety and that of the people running alongside. Not everyone can run the encierro. It requires cool nerves, quick reflexes and a good level of physical fitness. Anyone who does not have these three should not take part. It is a highly risky enterprise. Runners should start somewhere between the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall Square) and the pink-slab Education building in the Cuesta of Santo Domingo, and they should be there before 7:30am because entry to the run is closed from that time on. The rest of the run, except for the stretch mentioned above, must be completely clear of runners until a few minutes before 8am.

the run to take place correctly. Wearing inappropriate clothes or footwear for the run. Inciting the bulls or attracting their attention in any manner, and for whatever reason, along the route of the run or in the bullring. Running backwards towards the bulls or running behind them. Holding, harassing or maltreating the bulls and stopping them from moving or being led to the pens in the bullring. Stopping along the run and staying on the fence, barriers or in doorways in such a way that the run or the safety of other runners is jeopardised. Taking photographs inside the run, or from the fences or barriers without due authorisation. Carrying objects that are unsuitable for the good order and security of the bull run. Installing elements that invade horizontal, vertical or aerial space along the bull run, unless expressly authorised by the Mayor”s Office. Any other action that could hamper the bull run taking place normally.

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Mark. “Often our clients some for lunch and comment on the quality of the work carried out by the TJ´s team on their own homes. Not just on the installation,

but also on the aftersales side of the business. As a hotel the last thing we need is to wait a week for an engineer to be sent to out to us in the event of a

Why buy Local? In today’s internet age it’s very easy to shop around for the lowest prices on whatever we buy. A quick Google search or a visit to Amazon or EBay can normally reward you with a saving of a few euros when buying goods. One thing that certainly cant be bought over the internet is the luxury of local service and aftersales care, as Mark Langton, owner of Mariposa Hotel in the Sierra Espuna will testify to. Recently Mark decided to make an investment in his family run hotel and

What is not allowed in the bull run People under 18 years of age, who must not run or participate. Crossing police barriers placed to ensure that the run goes off smoothly. Standing in areas and places along the route that have been expressly prohibited by the municipal police force. Before the bulls are released, waiting in corners, blind spots, doorways or in entrances to other establishments located along the run. Leaving doors of shops or entrances to apartments open along the route. The responsibility for ensuring these doors are closed lies with the owners or tenants of the properties. Being in the bull run while drunk, under the effects of drugs or in any other improper manner. Carrying objects that are unsuitable for

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upgrade all the guest accommodation to have individually controlled air conditioning units. For Mark the only place to go was to TJ Electricals on Camposol. Having been established in the area for 5 years TJ Electricals are fully qualified and registered to install Air-Con units ,and for Mark the important thing was the quality of the after sales service. “TJ Electricals have

problem. With TJ´s we know that they are local and will be on hand right away should we need them. For us, when the time came to invest in air-conditioning, the decision as to who would install it was already made.” It has to be said that it is nice to see local businesses working hand in hand providing each other with excellent levels of service and keeping our local economy alive. Well done to TJ Electricals for another great installation, and we wish all guests at Mariposa Hotel many cool and restful nights of sleep in a spectacular location. Keep our economy alive, and buy local!

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An Eastern European nuclear bunker. No, I wasn’t preparing for any kind of attack, I was on a military operation to search out my favourite Spanish Desigual shop, now a feature of many European cities.

Dawn Llewellyn-Price

There’s a song by The Jam, ‘Going Underground’ which reminds me of a few occasions when I’ve done just that. Aside from eerie stalagmite show-caves, I’ve managed visits to two Welsh deep coal mines, one a private tour with some far flung Australian relations, where four of us and an operative gingerly stood in the equivalent of a dark, open box on a pulley, and descended to where the sun doesn’t shine, but the ponies did; the other with visiting Canadian friends with a similar yearning. We took them to Big Pit museum, (which featured on a Manic Street Preachers album cover) and further discovered the dark delights of a the deep. There were barely any. My most recent underground adventure appeared from the blue, and must be the strangest of all, one I’d never expected to experience in my lifetime.

Fortunately the two were hardly more than a goose step apart, so one moment I was browsing the delights of the fifty percent reductions in ladies wear, the next I was descending, by lift,into the bowels of a concrete enforced basement deep in the bowels of the Jalta hotel, just up the street in Wenceslas Square, Prague, Eastern European listening post during the cold war. Via a Costa Coffee shop, naturally. The fact that below stairs in this fabulous boutique hotel, recognised by UNESCO, sprawls a once secret arrangement over three floors with rooms enough to house 150 people should the worse happen, is barely advertised. We had to wait ages for a member of staff who could take us into the lift and push that button to drop us twenty metres below ground floor, and into the entry point, a creepy concrete staircase with heavy iron doorway.

a guest, but gaining a look into what was once home to the secret police and their activities, was worth every Czech Crown. Now a museum, filled with uniforms, listening equipment, historical facts and photos, guns, fully equipped medical room where fifteen doctors could work at any time, with gas masks, these rooms would have been quite claustrophobic. The secret police occupied them for four decades, listening in on Western hotel guests, with creatively placed bugs in shoe brushes, and the staff of the West German embassy, once housed in the hotel. The concrete walls are two metres thick with a steel slab to protect against radiation, should the bomb have dropped, and feels cold and eerie. Virgo-man did what any man would do: picked up THAT red phone, and a machine gun, to pose for photos. I was left wondering if my colourful Desigual paper carrier bag would look out of place draped over the uniformed mannequin sat on the motorcycle in a corner. Anything for an unusual photoopportunity.

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providing an authentic, home cooked taste. Making the perfect centrepiece for any dinner party, it´s flexibility stretches beyond pizzas, including meats, vegetables, breads, seafood and even desserts. Uuni is just one of the many items added to the Solpellet portfolio, following Neil´s visit to the Progetto Fuoco trade fair, having recently taken place in Verona, Italy. During his stay, Neil was able to

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of sight, Solpellet has the fire for you. Pellet fires have been growing in popularity over the last couple of years due to ecological benefits of using sustainable fuel as well as many other advantages, ie. there is little smoke, no smell and require little cleaning; they’re easier to operate, the mechanism of a pellet fire allows it to be self-regulating and it can be programmed to switch on/off for total control. They’re also more economical to run, you can achieve up to 50% savings against traditional fuel costs such as oil or gas. Solpellet only supply and install High Quality fires made in Italy which perform in excess of 90% efficiency. In simple terms, Pellet Stoves provide more heat, which is controllable, and the costs are lower. Solpellet supply pellet stoves to the Murcia, Alicante and Almeria provinces. Get in contact with Neil to arrange a no obligation home survey to discuss your options in detail on +34 697 949 519 or visit Solpellet. com where you can also find Uuni.

Camposol ‘C’ Green Fingers Gardening and Social Group Our Street Party fundraiser to celebrate the 90th birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth was our best yet! 170 Camposolers were ably entertained by Carl Thomas, ‘The Big Welshman’ and we’d like to say thank you to all involved, including our hosts at the Monsora houses. Our Chairman, Mark Hepworth, has unfortunately had to resign this month for personal reasons but will continue his hardworking commitment to Green Fingers when he can as a volunteer – we wish him well for the future. Our ex – Chairman, John Osborne, will meanwhile resume his duties, supported by Graham Harris as Vice Chairman. The Maintenance Team are still clearing, weeding and spraying all streets on Lower ‘C’ as usual throughout the hotter months and our volunteers have been tidying the lower Petanca court, collecting 4 donated large planters and 4 large, potted yuccas donated by The Beauty Palace. Thanks to all who give to us, including your time and efforts: it really makes a difference! A large area along the Pig Farm Road has been cleared, dug out and will be planted and gravelled as part of the future project to improve the perimeter road verges and two of our volunteers helped Colin clean the bin area at the bottom of the Dual Carriageway on ‘B’. If you’d like to spare a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning, just join us at the Welcome Wall on the dual carriageway - breakfast butties are free! All the plants and trees have been well watered in but this needs to continue as they are not established yet because of some of the driest conditions we can remember; If you would like to give any plants near your home or holiday home a drink or leave any full water bottles behind the Welcome Wall if possible, it would be really appreciated. All the newly planted areas are looking lovely but it takes a huge commitment to keep everything alive until the cooler months.  Please support our social functions, as they raise much needed funds as well as having a good time; save the date for our Autumn Social, 23 Sept with Barrington, plus Christmas Meal & Dance on 9 December with Cassie Kennedy, both at the Golf Club. For more news and information, John our Chairman can be contacted on 634 325 427 or have a

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D Gardening and Community Group Newsletter – June 2016 May 2016, saw one project completed along Calle/Alcivaras and Avda de los Covachos and a second completed Calle/ Alcivaras and Calle/Acebos both situated on D4. The work done by our volunteers was a tough nut to crack because of the heat and the work involved. Both projects had a large amount of membrane laid, followed by 8 tons of gravel placed on each area, had to be spread by hand. The Acebos end was surrounded by builders waste and the team had to dispose of it first. Both areas required hard landscaping by hand to smooth out the trench work and prep the ground for planting. These two projects took five visits by our garden team to complete and we were fortunate that a resident donated a set of garden furniture for the community gardens. Seating from this donation is now placed on both areas and a wishing well was donated by another resident and placed on the corner of Alcivaras, many thanks to them both for their generous donations. Four tons of gravel was also spread by volunteers around the petanque court on Calle/Piteras D30 with a new garden table and bench for the players and visitors. Our road repair team are doing a tremendous job on our roads around our sector, filling in potholes and in some case’s removing and reseating the drain covers that are causing problems to cars. The work done by the team have a budget of 500 euros a month this is to cover tarmac, concrete for the road surface and kerb stones to replace broken ones. The Garden and Road Teams will stand down shortly because of the heat, but over the past eight months they have done a magnificent job for our sector. Volunteers will still be out there doing minor work and watering, many thanks to our fundraisers and to you all that made donations towards our sector.   If you can spare a little time we still need a bucketeer coordinator.   Future Projects, The Palm leafs removal, Street Party in July, D group meeting 4th July We have also donated 400ft of irrigation pipes and attachments to residents along Calle Babinas to help them maintain the gardens they have created. Visit our Facebook page you will see some photos of our two most recent projects. Since January we have completed projects on; C/Mentas, Ajedreas, De Los Covachos, Robles, Salvias and Piteras. Gordon Vice Chair D Gardening & Community Group dvicechair1@outlook.com


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symptoms of an attack usually peak within ten minutes and rarely last more than thirty minutes but, during that short time, the terror can be so severe that you feel as though you are about to lose total control or even die. The physical symptoms can be so frightening that many people actually believe they are having a heart attack. Once the attack has passed, you may be worried about having another one, thus causing even more anxiety and stress, and so the cycle continues. SELF HELP FOR ANXIETY Sometimes it is normal to feel anxious. A job interview, a new relationship, a change in living circumstances, can all lead to normal feelings of anxiety. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger. It is an automatic alarm which is activated subconsciously when we feel pressure or we are facing a stressful situation. In moderation, anxiety is not always a bad thing. In fact, anxiety can help us to stay alert and focused, spur us to action and motivate us to solve problems. But when anxiety or panic is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with relationships or daily activities, it stops being functional and starts to be damaging and debilitating. That’s when you’ve crossed the line from normal, productive anxiety into the terrifying territory of anxiety disorders. If any of the following symptoms adversely affect your day to day life, it may be time for you to seek professional help. Constantly feeling tense, worried or on edge.

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Plagued by fears you know are irrational, but cannot shake. Experience sudden, unexpected attacks of heart pounding panic or fear. Avoid everyday activities or situations for fear of inducing anxiety and /or panic. Anxiety disorders come in many forms and affect different people in different ways. However, despite their different forms, all anxiety problems share one major symptom: Persistent or severe fear or worry in situations where most people would not feel threatened. Anxiety or panic attacks usually occur without warning. Sometimes there may be an obvious trigger, getting stuck in a lift, for example, but in other cases the attacks just simply come out of the blue. The

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If your stress levels are high, think about how you could bring some balance back into your life. Maybe you could give up, or at least delegate, some of your daily responsibilities, even if only for a short while. Try to find someone you trust and can confide in. Just talking about your worries can make them seem less frightening. Exercise is a natural stress buster and anxiety reliever. To achieve maximum benefit you should aim for at least thirty minutes of aerobic exercise a day. Please remember to always check with your medical professional before embarking on any new exercise regime. Try to get quality sleep every night.

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Health &Wellbeing Reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption. While the above self help strategies can be very effective in reducing stress and anxiety, if your worries and fears are causing extreme distress or disrupting your daily routine, it is important to seek professional help. Anxiety Disorders usually respond very well to therapy and often in a relatively short time. Remember, there is no need to suffer in silence. Help is out there, you just need to ask. Dr. Jane Thompson. PhD, PsyD, Msc.

Access Consciousness There are many types of energy healing and wellbeing, working on mind, body and soul, and we love them all! At the Yoga Shala we are blessed to have Kathy who is a Reiki Master Teacher and Access Consciousness Practitioner, and whilst many of you will have heard of Reiki and even enjoy regular treatments, Access Consciousness is very new to us here in Murcia. Access Consciousness is an energy

transformation program which links seasoned wisdom, ancient knowledge and channeled energies with contemporary motivational tools. Its purpose is to set you free by giving you access to your truest, highest self. There are a variety of tools in the Access Consciousness toolbox for you to use, and it encourages a questioning approach to your dialogue with the Universe. One of the tools is an Access Bars session, an amazing treatment that helps to clear limitations that you may have about different areas of your life and body simply by lightly touching a series of points on the head. What is limiting you? Perhaps issues surrounding money? Or aging? Control? Your body? Did you have a teacher at school who told you that you were not good at something? Perhaps it was a parent or partner who made a judgement? Are you still carrying that around with you after so many years? Having your Bars run can help to release these limitations, giving you awareness and freedom. Think of a session as clearing out old

files on your computer hard drive that you no longer want or need, freeing up space to store new files. Or as clearing out your handbag and binning all the receipts, flyers and notes that you thought you needed, only to forget that you have them but still carrying them around each day giving you backache. How good would it feel to let them go? A treatment can feel like a relaxing massage, and can change your life! Get in touch to find out more and book a treatment!

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the final game of the season, a 5-0 home victory against CD Juvenia.

The July meeting will be held at Camposol Golf on the 27th. All members and guests welcome.

Overall, the end of term report would say “another year of progress and improvement but could have been so much better”!!

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LOS AMIGOS DE MAZARRON FC LATEST NEWS Summers Coming!! On a day when temperatures threatened to rise, the society met on 25th May, at Altorreal Golf club. This venue has been voted by the membership as the best maintained course that we visit, and it’s not hard to understand why. With well grassed fairways, and immaculate greens it brings the best out of most players. 27 members teed off from number one, and slowly spread around the course, birdieing, parring and bogeying. As the temperatures rose, a few of the members got hot under the collar, and not just from the weather. They have to remember it’s only a game!!! At the end of the 18th hole, with cooling beer in hand, the cards were checked and

The 2015/16 ended in disappointment for Mazarron FC who missed a playoff position by just one point in their first season back in the Preferente Autonomica. Having achieved promotion from the Primera Autonomica via the play-offs at the end of the 2014-15 season it was hoped that the Club would be able to consolidate its position in the higher level. However, the fact that Mazarron finished in seventh place far exceeded those expectations and for much of the season a play-off position was a distinct possibility. Unfortunately, the last five games saw just two victories and the supporters were left to rue a number of games in which vital points were dropped against lowly opposition including a 2-0 away defeat at Alquerias. One more point would have meant a play-off position, three points automatic promotion - it was that close. The season began with the loss of leading scorer Tolo whose 40 goals in the 2014-15 campaign went a long way towards the promotion success and his goals were never really replaced. Jose top scored with 14 goals and Palote chipped in with eleven but apart from central defender Juan Andreo’s eight goals, most from the penalty spot, no one else found the net on a regular basis. Tolo moved to local rivals Bala Azul but a serious illness curtailed his season almost before it had started. Thankfully, he is now well on the road to a full recovery and we look forward to seeing him again soon on the football pitch, hopefully wearing a Mazarron shirt!!!

the winner was Bob Skinner (pictured) with a score of 35 points. Jeff Perry was second on 32, and third was Mike Harrison, on 30points.

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Captain Juan Andreo, one of the longest serving players at the Club, was again a rock at the heart of the defence and young goalkeeper Antonio had a great season, his first with the Club. New signing Willy became a great favourite with the Los Amigos supporters, especially amongst the ladies and Palote often demonstrated his array of skills although sometimes frustrating the crowd with his insistence on holding on to the ball for too long. He scored the goal of the season with an audacious shot from around 50 yards in

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2016-17 could turn out to be a crucial season for Mazarron Football Club with coach Victor announcing his departure after just one season at the helm and Club President Jose Rodriguez looking to step down from his role although still hoping to play a part in the running of the Club. Jose has served the Club tirelessly for five years, a true “one-man band” who has carried out every possible duty for Mazarron FC and, with the not inconsiderable help of Los Amigos, has somehow managed to keep the Club afloat financially during that period. The pressure both personally and financially must surely have taken its toll and Jose is actively seeking someone to take a lot of this pressure away from him so that Mazarron FC can take the next step forward. The Club is on a sound footing with teams at all levels from the ages of just 5 years up to the seniors and it is important to the town of Mazarron that the progress that has been made in recent years is continued. As is usual at this level, a number of the current squad may look to find pastures new but it is hoped that the nucleus of the team will remain to mount another serious challenge for promotion to the Tercera Division next season. Players normally report back for training at the end of July with the fixtures for 2016-17 announced in August and the new season beginning in the first week of September. A cheque for €4200, the proceeds of the Los Amigos Gala Week in March,

was presented to Club President Jose Rodriguez by Press Officer Dave Capper and his wife Tina before the home game against Bala Azul. The Los Amigos de Mazarron FC End of Season Function and Player of the Year Awards was held at the Club House Camposol on Tuesday 24th May. Goalkeeper Antonio was the Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Player of the Year with club captain Juan Andreo receiving the coveted Players’ Player of the Year trophy. It was a most enjoyable evening with the players and staff of Mazarron FC entering into the spirit of things on the dance floor to the music of the fabulous Woody.

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Alan and Sue Lyle again hosted a most enjoyable Quiz Night and Barbeque at their home on 10th June with all profits going to Los Amigos. Thanks to Alan and Sue and to Brian Wylde for providing the quiz questions. The Los Amigos Luncheon Club continues to thrive and had another visit to the Totana Tennis Club on 31st May and to the Restaurante Hermanos Mandola near Aledo on 28th June. For full details of all the monthly Luncheon Club outings please email hariinspain@ gmail.com. Tickets for the Presidents Ball at Mariano’s on Tuesday 28th September are now on sale. Queen Universe will provide their very own tribute to Queen as Los Amigos celebrate their 10th birthday with comedian Justin Sane also presenting his unique brand of comedy. With a local magician performing close up tricks at the tables and a typical Mariano’s supper it promises to be a great evening. Tickets are €15 including supper or €10 without food.

Mazarron Bowls Club. Successful Open Day The Open Day held on the 12th June at the Hacienda del Alamo was a huge success with some 30 visitors to MBC’s home ground. Some were experienced bowlers and others were totally new to the game. Whether male, female, young or old, all were interested in testing their skills and learning about the Club’s activities. So far 5 full members and 6 social members have joined the Club.

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In the Summer SABA League Mazarrón BC now find themselves in fourth place in the league table and, with only one match to go, will go all out on the 24th June with their home game against La Marina to try and improve their position to third or even 2nd place. On Saturday, 25th June the Richard Cooper Trophy challenge will be played. This Trophy is in recognition of Richard’s commitment to the Club until his untimely death in June last year. 12 teams will be playing 2 wood pairs in a straight knockout competition with the winning team being presented with the trophy by Julie Cooper.

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. For a membership form, more information and details of all our activities please email pamada.1130@yahoo.co.uk.

Club Day play times on Tuesdays and Thursdays are now commencing at 6.30pm for 7pm start during July and August. Drinks and snacks available

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Further information can be obtained from The Secretary at mazarronbc@ live.co.uk or on the Club website www. mazarronbowlsclub.webs.com

The annual “The President versus The

Captain” match took place on the 7th June with Brian Rogers, President and Gordon Tottey (standing in for the Club Captain, Ray Neale) leading their teams. Always a hotly contested event, this year the Captain’s team just won over their opponents and went home clutching their winnings, a bottle of wine!

Los Amigos de Mazarron FC weekly meetings normally are held every Thursday at the Club House, Camposol Club de Golf at 4 pm with the exception of the last Thursday of each month which is reserved for the Members Business Meeting and open to members only. 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.

either before or after the game at the CDHDA Bar. Visitors are always welcome.

Having cancelled the racing on May 22nd due to a Dragon Boat event at CTD the competitors arrived bright and early for the rescheduled racing on May 29th only to find that the wind had decided not to turn up. Despite this seven boats came to the start at 11.15am in the hope that the forecast 8 knots would make a showing. But no, and the first group away, the day boats Conny, Sirocco and Mistral took 5 minutes to drift across the line but, 10 minutes later when the dinghies, Shoestrings Dos, Tres and Quarto plus the diminutive Rosita started there was a zephyr of a breeze from the west. This built to about 8 knots and backed south by the end of the four laps which took around 1 hour 20 minutes to complete. A fine display of sailing by the crew of Conny in such light conditions gave her a win by just 89 seconds. During the break the wind came in with a vengeance, blowing easterly 12 to 15 knots, only to swing back south by the 2.15pm start and gusting even higher, kicking up a short chop almost 1 meter high. Rosita had wisely decided not to sail and the conditions proved too much for Dos who capsized twice and retired. Tug Wilson and Pat Fleck in Tres were flying round the course and on line for a win when they also went over at the gibe mark on lap five. They were soon up but lost enough time to push them back to last. Mistral also retired after lap five. The six laps took on average only 46 minutes to complete. The result, another fine win by Robert Hudson and Terry Cook (who was competing in his first ever SAMM race) on Conny. For more information on SAMM visit the web site at www.sailingmarmenor. com

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VW plans huge investment to become electric cars leader

been fitted with software that could distort emissions tests. The company later revealed that some 11 million cars worldwide were affected. ‘Integrity’

This Luxurious RollsRoyce of the Future Is Totally Insane The car was unveiled at an event in North London, and has been hailed as the first “purely visionary” concept in the brand’s 112-year history. Its body work almost completely wraps around the wheels, making the car look like it’s floating a few inches off the ground. The curved roofline and sloping rear end are probably the sportiest touches

to a Rolls-Royce we’ve ever seen, yet it’s still so obviously and beautifully identifiable as a Rolls. The new E-Golf

Volkswagen plans to launch 30 allelectric models to reposition itself as a leader in “green” transport. Matthias Mueller, chief executive of Europe’s biggest carmaker, said huge investments would be needed as the firm moves beyond the “dieselgate” scandal. He hopes that by 2025, all-electric cars would account for about 2025% of the German carmaker’s annual sales. Latest figures show that sales growth of Volkswagen-branded cars continues to fall behind European rivals. Outlining what he described as the “key building blocks in the new group strategy”, Mr Mueller said VW aimed to “transform its core automotive business or, to put it another way, make a fundamental realignment in readiness for the new age of mobility”. VW will focus on “the most attractive and fastest-growing market segments”, he said. “Special emphasis will be place on e-mobility. The group is planning a broad-based initiative in this area: it intends to launch more than 30 purely battery-powered electric vehicles over the next ten years,” he said. VW was plunged into crisis when it was revealed in the US last September that diesel engines had

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Mr Mueller said VW’s transformation would involve investments in the double-digit billions of euros, funded by savings and cost-cuts, with all brands and businesses having to contribute. He told reporters at VW headquarters, in Wolfsburg: “This will require us - following the serious setback as a result of the diesel issue - to learn from mistakes made, rectify shortcomings and establish a corporate culture that is open, value-driven and rooted in integrity.” The company’s components business, spread across 26 plants, will be streamlined, and there will be a focus on cutting sales and administration costs. On Thursday, car sales data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association suggested that the VW group continues to suffer from the impact of the diesel scandal. Sales of Volkswagen-branded cars rose 4.1% in May, compared to the same month last year. But that was sluggish when compared to 28.7% growth for Renault and 18.7% growth at PSA Group, owner of Peugeot and Citroen. Market share for the group, which includes Audi, Skoda, and Seat, for the five months to May, was 23.9%, the lowest for the period since 2011.

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The list of features is huge. There are laser headlights, a darkened glass

canopy, and a larger Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament made of handcrafted glass. A new “Crystal Water” color scheme on the lower half of the car is said to lighten the design and give it a sense of motion even when parked. On the inside, there’s Macassar wood paneling, OLED screens, and a “floating” sofa that sits on a handwoven ivory wool carpet. There’s no chauffeur, but there’s something better than that. In Rolls-Royce’s vision of the future, a human driver is replaced entirely by “Eleanor,” an artificial intelligence that both gets you from A to B, and acts as a personal assistant. Whether or not the car will ever make it out on to the street remains to be seen, but what we do know is that this is the most astonishing concept car we’ve seen from the brand to date.

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Synopsis: With the introduction of a new James Bond, Timothy Dalton, in The Living Daylights, the producers brought back an Aston Martin after an 18 year absence. The Aston Martin V8 was kitted out with gadgets in the style of Goldfinger’s DB5. It had a control panel under the arm rest with buttons to operate lasers, missiles, outriggers, a rear rocket propulsion system and tire spikes for added traction control. It also had an all-band police radio receiver, a heads-up missile guidance display on the windshield, and a built-in self-destruct timer. Ironically, the design of the V8 is virtually unchanged from that of the DBS Bond drove in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. This tidbit of trivia serves to illustrate the lasting value of such a beautiful design. However, it

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Property, Financial and Legal YOU’VE BEEN AND GONE AND DONE IT NOW!!! So you’re not as daft as some people would have us believe then?? You didn’t grab all the loot in your hard earned pension and run off to the nearest Lamborghini dealership. When pension freedom reforms came in from April 2015, the cynics suggested that the “public” couldn’t be trusted to look after their savings and risked blowing the lot and then being forced to live the rest of their lives in penury. But the results don’t suggest that was the case at all. Figures released by the Association of British Insurers show that between April and December 2015 nearly £6 billion in cash was released from pensions. A total of £3 billion was paid out in 213,000 cash lump sum payments with the average amount released being £14,800 (cheapest Lamborghini on Autotrader at time of writing = £61,990). It seems that those who did take their cash out were by and large cashing in small pension pots, many under £10,000, that wouldn’t have generated an annual income worth having, but provided a nice one-off sum. But there could still be a sting in the tail for those who did cash in their pensions. Firstly, many squealed loudly when

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Property, Financial and Legal nasty shock. Under the deprivation of capital rules, if you spend, transfer or give away any money that you take from your pension pot, the Department for Work & Pensions will consider whether you have deliberately deprived yourself of that money in order to secure or increase your entitlement to benefits. If DWP decides you have deliberately deprived yourself of that money, then you will be treated as still having that money and it will be taken into account as income or capital when your benefit entitlement is worked out. The moral of the story is, make sure you don’t leave yourself short of income in your retirement. Decisions made today can be costly in the long run. Make an appointment for professional advice and make sure you are making balanced decisions that reflect your needs and wishes now against your requirement to plan for the long term. Contact Shirley Ann Fisher, UK Lawyer & Commissioner for Oaths at Camposol Business Centre, Sector A, Mazarron, Murcia Tel. 634 053 976 email : shirleyfisherlegalservices@ gmail.com or leave a message at 968 103 008.

Foreigners Buying More Property in Spain Than Ever The latest report published by the Council of Property Registrars has confirmed that foreigners are buying more property in Spain than ever. International investors acquired almost

48,000 properties in the last year, which is an increase of more than 13% from the previous 12 months. The report also revealed that the British are still the top buyers of Spanish real estate, and make up 21% of the total of all purchases made by foreigners. This calculates at approximately 10,000 homes bought by investors or tourists by a nationality whose relationship with the rest of the Europe is currently in doubt if the UK exits the EU. Business relationships and commercial deals may become a lot more difficult if Brexit does happen. In nowhere near the same volume, the next top property-purchasing nationalities are the French, German and Swedes, who each make up between 6 and 7% of the total purchases made by foreign buyers. The Chinese represent around 4% of all purchases. Total purchases: nationals + foreigners And, as you can imagine, as the number of property purchases go up so too do house prices, especially in areas where foreign buyers tend to prefer. The first quarter of 2016 closed with house prices rising 6.9% annually, slightly up on how much prices also increased at the end of 2015. Between January and March 2016, a total of 100,000 properties were sold just in that quarter. This is the highest figure for the last

12 quarters, or the last three years, and the second highest figure for the last 20 quarters. And, this rise in the number of house purchases has been registered across almost every region, as 16 autonomous regions saw the number of property sales go up for the same period from the previous year. The majority of sales took place in the regions of Andalucía, Cataluña, Madrid and Valencia. With such a good start to the year, it looks as though the sector could be in for its best year regarding property sales. Despite the good news, investors are not so interested in purchasing new builds, and are opting for resale property in the majority of cases instead. The number of transactions involving new-build properties hit an all-time low during the first quarter of the year. -Traffic matters (vehicle transfers, Spanish plates etc.) -Legal assistance and litigation -Spanish wills and inheritance -NIE, Residencia, Nationality -Insurances -Property conveyancing -Translations -Fin De Obra Certificates

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Dear Uncle Paul I am interested in having a shortterm relationship that’s fun but with no actual sex involved. However, it seems as if most of the men who are interested in me only want sex. How do you suggest I meet men who only want to hang out, go to the bingo, make out a little but not actually have sex? Marlena

Ummmm I know you’re young enough to date her eventually but really think about it please! Any best friends ex is off limits unless they give you permission. Any son’s girlfriend....ex or not....is OFF LIMITS!!!!!! Do not do anything; including starting little rows between them to further you own dirty thoughts. Be a dad and be kind to her. Then find someone closer to your own age and get involved with them. Leave the kids alone. If you steal your son’s girlfriend he will never trust you or forgive you.... ever. Thinking with the little head is what gave you a son at a young age in the first place....do not prove it’s still in charge. Uncle Paul

Dear Marlena Ordinarily, I’d tell you that if you want a friend then get a dog, but since you want to make out a bit with this friend and don’t want to be stuck in a relationship, then clearly a dog won’t work. Basically, you’re asking for a man to give you all the perks of a relationship without any upside potential. There’s nothing in it for the guy - unless he’s impotent. If you can’t find a man with this problem outside the clinic, then hire a gigolo. They’ll hang out and provide as little or as much sexual contact as you’re willing to pay for and there will be no strings. Just like a hooker, you pay them to leave. Uncle Paul Dear Uncle Paul I have a son, he’s 19 years old and I am 38. I had him when I was young. He’s been dating this girl, for six months now. She’s 17 but will be 18 in a few months’ time. They like each other a lot but I’m sure they’re not in love. Recently I’ve been having feelings for this girl that I shouldn’t be having. I have urges to just grab her and kiss her. I don’t just like her on a physical level; she’s a really sweet girl. I would never “make a move on her” while they’re together. But I really don’t think they’ll be together for much longer and I don’t know if I should ask her out or something when they do break up... Help me please, your advice is greatly needed and appreciated

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Dear Uncle Paul Am I alone or are there others out there who look from the outside like their life’s are going perfectly for them yet on the inside they are not truly happy? It seems that everyone I know has their lives on track. I’ve always been mostly content with things, but never done anything much - lived the simple life really. I feel I’ve been unproductive and I guess I don’t want to think everyone has it completely sorted and I am the only one still fumbling in the dark. Justine Dear Justine I think what you’re describing is incredibly common. Look, as much as you’re encouraged to be open and get help if you’re unhappy, the fact is that people want to project an image of success. Admitting that things are less than perfect conflicts with that image, so people cover it up. I can’t tell you how many people I know who were successful and felt like frauds, just waiting for their guilty secret to be discovered. People who, if something worked out, thought it must be luck, not skill or effort, because after all everyone else out there is so perfect and they are just this quivering mass of insecurity. That doesn’t apply to the arrogant egotists who play golf, of course, but it does apply to a lot of the rest of us.

No, not everyone else has it sorted. There’s a ton of fumbling in the dark going on especially at the back of Consum at night. You have lots of company; you just can’t see them in the dark. Buy a torch…. Uncle Paul Dear Uncle Paul I’m 26 and I feel like I’ve ruined my life. I have done so many stupid things and it’s only hit me now how messed up i am.... This year alone, I’ve had drug issues, an STD, an abortion and got myself into loads of debt. I’ve just realised how much of an idiot I’ve been. I’ve let men walk all over me, use me for sex, thought I was one of the cool girls taking drugs before going clubbing, spending money borrowed from the bank, ending up with chlamydia and i just can’t help but cry at how stupid I’ve been. These things are now starting to affect me. I feel like I’m going through a quarter life crisis, if there is such a thing. I feel like I’ve wasted so much of my life in a short amount of time, i feel like I’m in quicksand just slowly sinking. I’m scared I’ve ruined my life for good, please help me. Mavis Dear Mavis Well you haven’t ruined your life yet. If your age is correct and you have figured out that you are screwing things up...Then you are smarter than you think. I can tell you a ton of things to do...But...What do you want for yourself? Sure you’ve made mistakes, but now you can decide no more drugs, using men for sex, (you were there too, so you need part of the blame for who was using who), borrowing and spending. You can change all of that right now, just decide to. You recognise your need to change. That’s the first step in doing so. Your life isn’t ruined. You can start living it to the fullest now. Don’t look at your past as being ruined; look at it as having been an experience, but now you desire experiences that are more beneficial to you. Most of us have veered off track at one time or another. You have the best years of your life ahead, live and love now, without regret for your past.

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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

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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 chairman@cracamposol.com, general or membership enquiries can be sent to info@cracamposol.com. The duty Committee member can be contacted on 634 364 739. Their website is www.cracamposol.com 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 on:joce@lospalacios-gardeners.com 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: johnos1943@gmail.com. Camposol Community Group D Sector The group meets monthly on the first Monday at 4PM at The Clubhouse.Chair: Ken D’Angelo Email: kendangelo1818@gmail.com Vice Chair: Paul Reid Email: paullindale@aol.com Treasurer: Anita Girvan Email: anitagirvan@outlook.com Membership Secretary: Carol D’Angelo Email:dmemsec@outlook.com 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 ageconcerncostacalida@hotmail.com Camposolers  The registered group site for residents of Camposol, the proprietor is Reg Rogers who can be contacted by e-mailing reg  rogers@hotmail.com. 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 oficinacamposol@mazarron.es 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.


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Q: What did one elevator say to the other elevator? A: I think I’m coming down with something! Q: What do you say when you lose a wii game? A: I want a wii-match!

Q: Did you hear they’re changing the flooring in daycare centers? A: They’re calling it infanttile! Q: What kind of button won’t unbutton? A: A bellybutton! Q: What did the triangle say to the circle? A: Your pointless!

Q: What never asks questions but receives a lot of answers? A: the Telephone.

Q: Why do sea-gulls fly over the sea? A: Because if they flew over the bay they would be bagels!

Q: How do you make an Octupus laugh? A: With ten-tickles

Q: What dog keeps the best time? A: A watch dog.

Q: Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long? A: Because then it would be a foot!

Q: What did the man say to the wall? A: One more crack like that and I’ll plaster ya!

Q: What has four wheels and flies? A: A garbage truck!

Q: Why did the tomato turn red? A: It saw the salad dressing!

Q: What starts with a P, ends with an E, and has a million letters in it? A: Post Office! Q: What did the blanket say to the bed? A: Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Q: Why do girls scouts sell cookies? A: They wanna make a sweet first impression. Q: What did the grape do when it got stepped on? A: It let out a little wine!

Q: Why should you take a pencil to bed? A: To draw the curtains!

Q: What kind of berry has a coloring book? A: A crayon-berry

Q: How many books can you put in an empty backpack? A: One! After that its not empty!

Q: What did the judge say when the skunk walked in the court room? A: Odor in the court.

Last month’s Suduko answers

Q: What did the fish say when he swam into the wall? A: Dam! Q: Why don’t skeletons fight each other? A: They don’t have the guts.

The pensioner’s creative cookery class A tub of lard please butcher! And a nice fat hairy tongue A pound of tripe with a layer of fat And a lovely juicy lung. Two nice meaty pig’s feet I like them nice and ripe Small intestines with a couple of snouts Makes a lovely addition to tripe Some blood and fat for sausage, Eyelids eyeballs and spice, Letting it congeal for a week or two Makes the flavour extra nice! Two whole brains make a lovely brawn And a heart that’s just stopped beating Brown the heart in some heated lard When it bubbles then its right for eating!! I made some pastry with the left over lard, Then chopped up the hairy tongue, I dropped in one of the pig’s snouts Then diced up the juicy lung. I lined a dish with the pastry, Then tipped the ingredients in Then placed a layer of pastry on top Now the baking can begin. For the sausage I’m leaving the eyelids whole As an element of surprise But I did remember when I drained the blood To mash up all of the eyes. The tripe intestines and snouts looked good Sprinkled with parsley and thyme The pig’s feet looked delicious And now to fill the glasses with wine. I do not know my guests too well And hope we will soon become friends Inviting them to dinner seemed a good idea! We’ll be eating till the evening ends??? My guests all arrived together So I handed them a glass of wine We all shook hands and chatted for a while And seemed to get along just fine. I said the food’s on the table! So please all take a seat “This looks different” They all remarked! What a lovely??? Combination of meat We started the meal with my special meat pie But a couple couldn’t keep it all down They coughed out some lung like a missile Then watched as it bounced to the ground “I believe I have swallowed something hairy” One said And another guest, said! “So have I” And is this a snout that I’ve just pulled out? What a very strange filling for a pie! “Let’s try my special blood sausage” I smiled! Which is served with a little surprise? You’ll notice that it’s full of whole eyelids” “But I did mash up the lashes and the eyes The brawn was cut open with the barely cooked heart. To some screeches and a very loud shout! The pig’s feet and the fat were the very last straw As they all confirmed! “We must get out” The guests all made their excuses……. As the host said… “Don’t worry it will keep”!! I’ll put it all in my big freezer for now And we’ll have the same again next week!!!! What an offal dinner! They all cried……


Charity corner

As always we have many kind people to thank this month. We are ever thankful for the generosity of people in the area who enable us to continue to help the less fortunate whose lives are eased somewhat with the not only the food we provide for them, but also the clothing, furniture, bedding, even basic toiletries. Thank you to Steve Cryer from an online art store called The Gallery Murcia, whose donation to buy personal hygiene products was most thankfully received; to Hazel Lamb from The Ladies Circle who raised a donation at the golf club Monday quiz night, again to buy personal hygiene products and also to John Craig, a man of many talents, for all his help and support. We now have our van decorated with our logo thanks to Lee Cohen at Luz de Sol. The van can be found on Camposol sector A every Tuesday between 11.00 and 1.00. Please call 603 389 006 for any other van related enquiries. On 8th June a coffee morning was held at the Country Club where 100 euros was raised together with donations of food and toiletries which were gratefully received, thanks to all who supported this event. We were delighted to take part in last month’s Flower Festival and Fete organised by St Nicholas Church where we had a beautiful flower display and a stall to let people know what we do within the community. Thanks to them for that opportunity. Could we please ask our supporters and the readers of this article to LIKE us on our Facebook page? News of all the aid days, shop opening times, events and photos can be seen there. Search for mad.mazarron Both Mazarrón and Port shops are now operating summer opening hours and will be closing at 1.00 in July. Due to the heat, our Friday Table-Top sales on Camposol B have been temporarily suspended. We will see you there again in September! 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. 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. Thank you all our generous donators, supporters and especially to our caring and kind-hearted volunteers who give their time selflessly in order to improve the lives of others. If you would like more information about what we do, or would like to get involved please get in touch via Facebook, email madmazarron@live.com or call 634 357 137.

Hi everyone, well it’s really beginning to hot up quickly and early for the summer this year, which brings its own problems for the cats – keeping the ants and flies away from the feeding bowls can be a bit of a nightmare and also making sure they have plenty of fresh, clean drinking water that stays clean of algae. Last month I told you about Mabel, Maisie and Pepe… well Mabel and Maisie have been reserved for Germany and Pepe is currently packing his suitcase to make his travels in a couple of weeks to Scotland, remembering to pack his kilt so that he can look the part! In the last three weeks 2 ginger boys turned up outside some bins on B sector aged around 12 weeks old and very friendly so obviously not feral, and also just the other day a poor black kitten about the same age near the garage on B sector turned up, again friendly, with a bad skin condition and a bad case of ear mites – all are currently in foster care being treated. We believe all

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these kittens have been brought to Camposol with the intention of leaving them here for someone here to find and look after as they were not near any of our feral feeding stations and are all friendly to humans so have all obviously been handled. We don’t really have facilities to take cats or kittens but have managed to help these few and hopefully once fit will be found loving forever homes. To achieve this we will need to microchip, passport, rabies and vaccinate them, plus neutering if old enough - please donate if you can help.. Either through PayPal which is camposolkittykitty@aol.com or placed in an envelope in Box 442 in Best Wishes – thanks in advance! 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 and we’d all like to wish you a Purrrfect summer!! Alison We celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with an ‘indoor street party’ at the Cultural Centre, Camposol on Wednesday 1st June. Clients & volunteers teamed up with Forget Me Not and had an afternoon of fun & food, with music provided (free of charge) by Graham York. Many thanks Graham! The clients also said goodbye to our outgoing founder-president Ann Lambert, who is retiring (again) and going to live near her family in the UK. There was also a farewell to Ann from our volunteers at the annual Christmas party (yes Christmas) at Bar Med. Music was provided by Johnny Scott to help us burn off some of the calories in the Christmas pudding. We wish Ann the best of luck in her second retirement and in her new home. Our new President is Mags Downes who is starting to get her feet under the table. More about Mags next month. We are always looking for more volunteers, not only to help with our clients but also in admin roles. If you can help please call the numbers below. Telephone: 634 344 589 Events: 634 336 484

Tickets & information from: Camposol Cultural Centre Wed/Thu 10am to 1pm, Friday 12.30 to 2pm Telephone: 634 310 215 Other areas: 634 336 484

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Our Charity was started about 8 years ago with the initial rescue of a donkey found locally we called Henrietta, back then it was imposable to get any help for donkeys, horses and ponies as all the charities seemed to be only for dogs. She sadly passed away but it was through her our Charity came about. Our pledge is to help any animals we can, but primarily we are an equine charity. Over the past year we have rescued and rehomed dozens of dogs, puppies, birds, hedgehogs, pigs, rabbits and more. Our donkeys seem to have taken a bit of a back seat and this month it is their time to have a shout out to see if any of these wonderful animals can be rehomed. Our beautiful, loyal, bolshie, playful, cheeky donkeys do need rehoming. They make lovely pets and companions. Donkeys are not solitary animals they like human and animal friends. They are highly intelligent and protective and also capable of sensing danger. They are the smallest member of the equine family including horses, mules and zebras, but, they are stronger than horses given their size. Donkeys’ large ears enable them to hear other donkeys up to 60 miles away in the right conditions and keep them cool in arid conditions. Well, I’m sure we have the donkey with the largest ears here at AAR our lovely Mamar wouldn’t have any problems communicating with our donkey friends in Northern Spain perhaps!! We do need to rehome several of our donkeys. Some of them have been with me for a long time and they deserve to be part of a loving family. It always breaks my heart when I see them go, but, sadly there are so many other equines out there that need our help. There is NO more room at the Inn and until space is available, and we can rehome some, nothing is going to improve. If you are interested in homing a donkey or two, call me and I can take you through the whole procedure, come and choose which you may like. All our puppies from Lucie and Ginnie have now been rehomed, how amazing are you all finding it in your hearts to give these lovely dogs a chance. Even both momas have new homes too. Take a look at our Facebook page where there are numerous photos and comments from their new owners. We are a very small independent charity that relies solely on donations and money raised from our 2 shops and the fund raising events we have from time to time. If anyone has any suggestions for any different (easy) ways to raise money we are open to suggestions as to how!

FAST2016 As advertised, FAST resumed its emergency cover service on Camposol on Monday 13th June 2016 at 8.00 am. On the same day the revised new look FAST2016 website was also launched. www.fast2016.org. The following week on a Monday morning, the FAST nurses were also seen on the dual carriageway shaking their buckets, at least that is what I was told. Give them a wave and a smile and don’t forget to drop a euro or two in their buckets. This collection provides valuable funds to keep this service available to all on Camposol. We are always looking for new Responders. With 30 days in a month that is 60 x 12 hour shifts, 2 Responders on each shift means we have 120 responder shifts each month (122 shifts if 31 days). We aim to limit shifts to Responders at 3 per month and, to achieve this objective, we need 40 Responders and, currently, we only have 19. So you can appreciate our problem as these few volunteers are giving up a lot of their free time doing all they can to keep this valuable service available to the people of Camposol. If you feel that you can help FAST then come along to the Cultural Centre on a Tuesday morning at 10.00am and meet the team. There is also a bookstall outside Euronics on the B commercial centre on the second and last Friday each month where you can talk to both Supporters and Responders. You can email on recruitment@ fast2016.org or phone our administration line on 634 309 899. It is a great way to meet new people who soon become good friends. On May 28th FAST held their May Fayre at Mariano’s restaurant on A sector. All the usual traders were there - handbags, jewellery, clothes and must not forget Brenda’s delicious cakes and sausage rolls. The sausage rolls went like “hot cakes” (forgive the pun) and the cakes all went also. There were jams and chutneys home made by FAST supporters. Responders, supporters, friends and family all helped to make the day a success. The final sum raised was €4500. FAST wish to thank so much all the contributors and local businesses, without whom we would not have raised this fantastic amount. On the 12th June FAST held their annual get together where we all had a meal and a few drinks, what a lovely afternoon was had by all. Thanks to Carole for her organisation of this event and also Paul and Christine for hosting the event. We had a chance to catch up with friends who we normally only see at training and shift changes. The FAST support team are busy gathering information on trips and events for later in the year If you have a few hours to spare and want to spend them doing something special and rewarding then please pop into the Cultural centre on a Tuesday morning or phone the Admin line 634 309 899 or e mail recruitment@fast2016.org Check out the new web site at www.fast2016.org where you will find a wealth of useful information. Now the summer is here in sunny Spain don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluid, such as water, diluted squash or diluted fruit juice. If you do get dehydrated you should rest in the shade with a cool air flow and drink water. Photos at the May Fayre, cakes and tombola bottles, and a FAST nurse

Come and take a look in our shops, we now have an abundance of summer clothing at great prices. 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 10.302pm. Andrea x

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