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Editors Note... This month is our bumper property month which combines both properties on the market from our local reputable Estate Agents and also featuring Property Management companies available to look after your villas or townhouse while you are away or letting the property out. Starting on pages 18 onto 24 the Property Management companies outline their service offerings. This is especially useful as the holiday season is just around the corner. Then in the second half of the magazine on pages 55 through to 58 we have the quarterly property feature where Estate Agents show case extra properties. Now is still a good time to buy as prices are still low but experts predict prices are slowly rising, so do act fast! Front Cover: Almond Blossom

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April Weather Days with rainfall: 5 Days Avg Max Temperature: 20.7 c Hours of Sunshine : 7.6 p/day The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

No part of this publication may be used or reproduced or scanned without prior consent of The Grapevine Magazine. The Grapevine Magazine accepts no responsibility for any alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors.

DEPOSITO LEGAL: NO. MA-711-2005

Following on from last month’s article in Spanish and English with the Gelateria in Competa we have continued with two more interviews with local successful business people. If you would like to have an interview in this same format please do get in touch for details. With the clocks now changed we have more daylight in the evenings and the days feel longer which is great for me as I feel I have more time to work, keep fit and be with the kids. Spring albeit short in Spain is a nice time of the year. The land is still green and the flowers are out and it’s not too hot, living in Spain is good! Enjoy and keep reading The Editor .

Inside This Month 18 Property Management Leading local property management businesses promote their services.

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27 An Interview with Fontaneria Roman Manola talks to the Grapevine Magazine

55 The Property Feature A selection of properties from the leading estate agents in the Axarquia region. 66 An interview with Felipe Arrebola Lopez Felipe talks about his Metal work and Estate Agents businesses.

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PERSIANAS

SUPPLY & FITTING Ÿ Venetian blinds, shutters, canopies, Ÿ fly-screens, beaded curtains. Ÿ Aluminium & PVC Windows, doors, Ÿ Sun lounges, extensions, glass curtains & shower screens Ÿ Lamps, lampshades, wall lights, strip lighting-wide range Ÿ Picture/poster/photo frames & framing service. Ÿ Laminating Glass (clear, tinted, textured) cut to size

Avda. La Constitucion 2, Competa Tel: 952 516 397 Mobile: 658 847 421 persianas9@hotmail.com

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www.sunsetproperties-spain.com :sunsetproperties

Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 New this month!

” Sunset Properties is a proactive and innovative local company. We use the internet as our shop front and advertise extensively. If you would like to find out more we would be very pleased to talk to you by phone, by e-mail or to meet you for an informal chat.”

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Price:297,000 Euros

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Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860 Price:269,900 Euros

This Month’s Special Offer!

Sayalonga

Competa

Sayalonga

Superb well presented 2 storey 4 bed 3 bath villa (177 m²) within walking distance of the village with easy access, spacious living accommodation, terraces, roof terrace, covered terrace, pool, gardens and workshop/utility/storage room.

Delightful fully renovated 2/3 bed 1 bath village house (82 m²) with kitchen and separate dining room, 2 double beds, 2nd reception room/3rd bed, laundry/utility room and roof terrace with sea and coastal views.

Delightful rustic style 4 bed 2 bath villa (95 m²) with excellent access, spacious living/dining room and open plan kitchen, separate guest annex, covered terrace, gardens, pool and outdoor kitchen/bbq.

EPC - E

New this month!

ref: v1082

EPC - In process

ref: t1083

Price:79,000 Euros

New this month!

Price:199,995 Euros

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EPC - G

New this month!

Price: 370,000 Euros

Torrox Park

Puente don Manuel

Benajarafe

Fantastic holiday home/rental property! Super ground floor 1 bed 1 bath apartment (43 m²) within walking distance of all amenities with onstreet parking, good sized living/dining room, sun room and use of the communal pool, tennis court and gardens. ref: t1084 EPC - In process

Beautifully presented 2 storey 3 bed 2 bath villa (131 m²) located on a popular urbanisation with easy access, spacious living accommodation, terraces, garage and attractive pool area and gardens.

Superb 2 storey south facing 3 bed 2 bath villa (126 m²) within walking distance of the beach with spacious open plan living accommodation, garage, terraces, covered terrace, pool and roof terrace with sea views.

New this month!

Price:99,950 Euros

EPC - E

Price reduced!

ref: v1080 Price: 675,000 Euros

ref: v1081

EPC - E

Price reduced!

Price: 325,000 Euros

Torrox Park

Trapiche

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Fantastic ground floor 1 bed 1 bath apartment (55 m²) located within Torrox Park with sun room, large south facing terrace with sea views, garage and use of communal gardens and pool.

Fabulous 4 bed 4 bath country house (250 m²) with a stunning kitchen, fantastic master bedroom suite, large pool area, covered terrace, workshop, garage and an annual income of €60,000 generated from 2,000 mango trees.

Spacious 3 bed 2 bath villa (143 m²) with good access, large living/dining room, superb kitchen, covered terrace, terrace with brick built barbecue and pool area.

EPC - In process

EPC - E

EPC - E

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“ The advertised prices include all of the sellers costs including any commissions. They do not include the buyers costs which can be between 10% and 13% of the advertised price, this includes notary and registry fees, buyers legal fees, purchase tax (8%) and any mortgage set up costs.”

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Great location!

Price:99,000 Euros

Renovated house !

Price:119,000 Euros

Beautiful villa!

Price:349,000 Euros

Canillas de Albaida Stunning beautifully renovated rustic style 2 bed 1 bath village house (92 m²) - a stylish property with a delightful kitchen diner, gorgeous living room, 2 double beds and a south facing roof terrace. EPC - In process

Caleta de Velez Nicely refurbished 3rd floor 1 bed 1 bath apartment (50 m²) within walking distance of the beach with open plan living accommodation, covered terrace with sea views and use of the communal pool and gardens.

ref:t1039

EPC - In process

Price reduced!

Price: 349,000 Euros

Competa Fabulous 4 bed, 3 bath villa (191 m²) with incredible panoramic views close to Competa. A stunning property with spacious accommodation, secluded pool area and excellent access. Viewing highly recommended.

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EPC - E

Price reduced!

Price:130,000 Euros

Canillas de Albaida

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EPC - E

We can advertise your property on Rightmove Overseas – Give us a call now! Clean modern villa!

Price: 285,000 Euros

Mondron (Periana)

Beautiful spacious 3 bed 2 bath village house (140m²) with large kitchen/diner, separate dining room, 3 double beds, bodega/storage room and a south facing roof terrace with sea views.

Price reduced!

ref:t1060

Price:149,000 Euros

Attractive beautifully presented 3 bed 3 bath villa (109 m²) in a small village development with easy access, on and off street parking, pool, covered terrace, roof terrace, garage and mature gardens.

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EPC - E

Stunning vila!

Price:298,000 Euros

Competa Beautiful south facing rustic style 3 bed 2 bath villa (112 m²) with excellent access, spacious open plan living/dining room/kitchen, workshop and ample outside space including large pool, covered terraces and mature gardens.

ref:v1072

EPC - G

Renovated house! Price:160,000 Euros

Competa Superb spacious 3 bed 2 bath village house (163 m²) with good sized modern kitchen, utility room, 2 reception rooms, dining room, courtyard, 2 terraces and 2 roof terraces with sea and coastal views.

EPC - E

ref: t1071 Great Location! Country house!

Price:175,000 Price:69,000 Euros

Competa

Traditional 2 bed 1 bath Andalusian country house (92 m²) with excellent access, open plan living accommodation, covered terrace and porch, brick built bbq kitchen, bodega, utility room and sea views.

ref: v1058

EPC - In process

Value for money!

Price:230,000 Euros

Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida

Mondron (Periana)

Large 6 bed 3 bath village house (210 m²) in a central village location in need of some TLC with good sized accommodation spread over 2 floors and great rental potential.

Stunning south facing 4 bed 2 bath villa (134 m²) with spacious living accommodation including tower room, secluded pool area, terraces, covered terrace, superb outdoor kitchen and spectacular sea views. EPC - E ref: v1011

Fabulous spacious 2 bed 1 bath villa (171 m²) in an attractive village development with easy access, fantastic sun room enclosed with glass curtains, pool, terraces, garage/workshop and occasional 3rd bed. EPC- C ref: v1044

EPC -F

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The woman, who is five months pregnant, reported her partner to police in Vitoria, northern Spain, for “repeatedly abusing her both sexually and physically”.

T NEWS IN SPAIN This months update

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ive paintings by British artist Francis Bacon worth an estimated €30m (£23.2m) have been stolen from the Madrid home of their owner, according to Spanish media. Sources close to the investigation told El Pais the theft appeared to have been a highly professional operation which took place while the owner was away, with the perpetrators disabling the alarm system. The thieves, who left no trace of their handiwork, had tracked the owner’s movements to ensure he did not return to his apartment to catch them red-handed, they said. El Pais quoted the sources as saying the works, comprising portraits and landscapes, were stolen last June. It was not immediately clear why news of the theft was not made public until now. It was also unclear exactly which paintings were involved but one contemporary art specialist told the paper they would be extremely difficult to sell. “It is not at all easy to sell a Francis Bacon, large or small, without that getting to the ears of those who pore over such a rarified sector,” said the expert, speaking on condition of anonymity. El Pais said police from a specialist arts and antiques unit had opened an investigation into the heist.

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olice in Spain have arrested a woman accused of trying to steal five babies from two different hospitals in less than eight hours disguised as a nurse. The 21-year-old was held after being stopped by the father of a new-

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born she attempted to take from a hospital room in Valencia by claiming she needed to do a heel prick test on him. She fled the room but was tracked down to a toilet where she had hid to take off her fake nurse’s uniform - after two other failed attempts to steal children from the hospital. Police discovered she had tried to take two other new-borns from a medical centre in Cartagena 170 miles south earlier in the day. The scares happened within an eighthour period on Sunday at Cartagena General Hospital and a second public hospital in Valencia called La Fe.

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women’s rights organisation in Spain has lodged a complaint against a female judge who “humiliated” an alleged rape victim by asking whether she had tried closing her legs. The magistrate reportedly interrupted the alleged victim’s account, asking: “Did you close your legs properly? Did you close off your female organs?”The Clara Campoamor association said it had reported Judge Maria del Carmen Molina to the national judicial council (CGPJ), demanding that she be suspended or dismissed over the interrogation which took place in a special women’s violence court in February. “This question is offensive, degrading and humiliating,” said Blanca Estrella, president of the Clara Campoamor association. “It shows a complete lack of professional rigour and ethical treatment of the victim."

housands of Spaniards have taken part in a protest rally in favour of the traditional but controversial pastime of bullfighting. The protesters marched through the streets of the eastern city of Valencia to protest at local authority bans applied in some parts of the country. Famous names from the ritualistic sport attending the march were Enrique Ponce and Julian Lopez “El Juli” Escobar. Both joined another famous fighter, Jose Antonio Morante Camacho, better known as Morante de la Puebla, at the gathering. Participants held aloft banners proclaiming the practice as a key element of cultural expression. “The bullfighting world is aware of the problem and maltreatment we are suffering at the hands of a part of the political class,” said Morante de la Puebla. “We are here to say, this is our life, it’s a tradition,” he bellowed. Ponce meanwhile read a tract in defence of bullfighting, insisting the tradition has for centuries been an integral part of Spanish culture even if some refuse to accept it as such. Hundreds of thousands oppose plan for bullfighting courses in Spanish schools. And he urged that “toreros”, or bullfighters, be treated with the same respect as those pursuing “artistic” activities. The morning had seen a lower-key protest against bullfighting with some 20 semi-clad activists who had splattered themselves with red ink to symbolise the bulls’ suffering demanding the practice be abolished. Spain is split overall on the issue. Six years ago the largely autonomous regional Catalan goverment banned “corridas”, as the pastime is known in the region. Some cities run by leftist administrations including Madrid and Valencia also recently cut subsidies for bullfighting.

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HOTEL BALCÓN DE CÓMPETA THE THREE STAR HOTEL IN THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF CÓMPETA C/San Antonio, 75 - Cómpeta Tel: (+34) 952 55 3662 / 3535 Fax (+34) 952 51 6780 Email: info@hotel-competa.com WHATSAPP: (+ 34) 671132563 FACEBOOK: /HotelBalconDeCompeta Website: www.hotel-competa.com See Map Spot 11

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMME APRIL 2016 SUNDAY LUNCH: Every Sunday in April. Traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (other Dishes are Available), set menu of 3 dishes just 10 euros, drinks not included PAELLA Every Sunday, from 13.00h FRIDAY 1st April 2016: PIE NIGHT 18€ per person 1 Drink SATURDAY 16th April 2016 from 19.30h LIVE MUSIC "BARRY" SUNDAY 17th April 2016 MATCHING MENU from 19.30h - 22 € per person, 5 DISHES & 5 GLASSES OF WINE ALSO INCLUDES 1 DESSERT. Breakfast Menu including a Full English Breakfast Kitchen open daily for Lunch & Dinner in the Bar or Restaurante María, except Thursdays. Menu del dia, only 8 euros including one drink (not available on Sundays), only for Lunch Celebrate your Birthday, Meet with your Friends, Confirmation, Wedding or any Event you like in our Ball Room, Restaurant, Terrace or by the Pool

Info & Reservations: +34 952553535 Come & info@hotel-competa.com visit the newly Taxi Service available 24h re-decorated Restaurante Maria

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Restaurante El Pilón C/Laberinto 1, Cómpeta, Málaga (+34) 952 553 512 (+34) 687 029 147 (Dani)

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Open 5 nights a week from 7.00 - 11.00 (Closed Tuesday & Sunday Evenings) Open for Sunday lunch 1:00pm-3:30pm “We are a 2015 winner… and the only restaurant in Cómpeta to receive this award four years in a row!”

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El Cortijo

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Bar & Restaurante

Avd Canillas 6, Competa Tel: 952 553 647, Mov: 679 080 521 / 617 066 855 Aurelia and Natalia have taken over El Cortijo (formly Cortico Paco) with 10 years of experience as chefs at a previous restaurant in Competa they are now looking forward to having their own restaurant where they will offer new flavours and new ideas. They offer customers a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous food with spectacular views down to the coast. Open for dinner 6 days a week incl Sunday evenings ‘A la carte' menu 6.30pm until 11.00pm Open for Sunday lunch 1pm until 4.00pm Meat on Closed Mondays the stone Roast Beef ,Yorkshire Pudding & veg 7 euro Sirloin beef steak (250gr) Choice of starters and deserts available. Filet beef steak (300gr) Skewer of beef and chicken (300gr) Full ‘a la carte” menu also available Pork steak (300gr) Private on-site Parking

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great success and we really enjoyed it. The children were remarkably well behaved and the teachers must be commended for their patience and calm control of such a large group of over-excited little ones. Buster was the star of the show of course and was rightfully rewarded with several biscuits.

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We hope to do more presentations for some of the older pupils in future and will also be arranging some animalthemed projects to maintain the momentum of their new interest in animals.

ACTION FOR ANIMALS

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ast month I visited our local school in Cómpeta, “Candida Lara”, with Juan Molino from Naturvets, Julie Lillie, who is one of our Action for Animals volunteers, and Buster, Julie's labrador. The purpose of our visit was to give a presentation to the children explaining the importance of caring for animals. The day got off to a great start when we arrived during playtime, as all the children were running around the playground letting off steam. Dogs aren't usually allowed on the school premises, so there was much excitement when they spotted Buster and chaos ensued as they all rushed over to greet him. With scores of tiny little hands all wanting to pat him and fuss him, Juan's work began immediately, as he gently asked them not to crowd the dog and showed them the correct way to approach him. Buster took it all in his stride and was unflinching and placid throughout. We were taken into the school hall before a riot started and Juan set up the slide show for

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the presentation, which was for three classes of boisterous children all under 6 years of age. After introducing ourselves, I gave a brief explanation of our work at Action for Animals, followed by the main presentation, given by Juan, and a brief question and answer session. The room was filled with “oohs” and “aahs” as various photos of cute puppies and kittens were shown on the screen, but the part they enjoyed most was when Julie took to the stage with Buster. The children were brought up a few at a time to stroke him and there were squeals of delight as they filed onto the stage where the beautifully behaved Buster waited to receive their attention. A few children had never touched a dog before and it was quite an exciting experience for them. One young boy in particular was a little apprehensive at the prospect, but after some gentle encouragement from his teacher he plucked up the courage to approach Buster and was clearly delighted at having done so. I have to say, it was really quite moving!

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any of you may have seen the black dog, currently wandering around the streets of Cómpeta. His owner has decided he can no longer keep him, so now he's desperate for someone to adopt him or even foster him for a while. He has a sweet nature, is very playful and gets on well with other dogs. If you can help, please contact me. Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, Cómpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday 10.00-13.30 Saturday Telephone 660586040 www.actionforanimals.org

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happen to require maintenance, we will undertake agreed repairs in a proficient manner causing you as little inconvenience as possible. Additional Professional Services Available: Plastering Rendering Internal & External Painting General building works Carpentry

HOME AND AWAY Home and Away Property Care & Villa Maintenance

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ome & Away is a small conscientious, trustworthy, reliable & dedicated family run business offering a complete property management package ensuring your property & pool is secure & maintained to the highest standard giving you peace of mind. From the moment you make the call to enquire about our services you will find us a friendly team ready to help you with the service or information you require. We pride ourselves on an " Our clients always come first" principle.

opportunity.

We hold a firm belief in fostering goodwill through a respectful and professional relationship with our clients and we always seek to prove our commitment to professionalism by meeting your expectations at every

In addition, we are able to offer regular internal and external inspections of your property, detecting any maintenance issues that may arise and advise you in a swift and professional manner. If your property does

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The services we can provide include: Villa Caretaking, handovers, meet & greets, cleaning, laundry & ironing, ground &pool maintenance, property repairs & maintenance and 24 hour callouts. We will visit all properties individually to identify the best service we can provide to you, our clients, allowing us to provide the most effective service with minimal disruption to you thereby allowing us to help keep service charges to a minimum.

Our Service and Commitment to you: Ÿ We promise a response within 24 hours for all initial enquiries Ÿ We will agree a specific time and date to conduct a pricing structure of your specific needs Ÿ We will provide a written estimate with 48 hours Ÿ Reliability guaranteed Ÿ We will quote competitively for all work to be carried out Ÿ ·We guarantee flexibility to meet your specific needs Ÿ We provide an experienced maintenance & repair service Ÿ Our aim is to ensure you are 100% happy with all works carried out We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide you with a profile of our property management service. Contact Jason or Tony Tel 6756158931/ 617865869

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Home & Away Villa Care & Property Maintenance We Look after Your Home While Your Away

Property & Pool Maintenance Villa Cleaning & Handovers Also: Building Works, Plastering, Rendering, Brickwork, Painting & Carpentry Emergency Call-Out Contact: Jason or Tony 675615893 / 617865869 homeandawayspain@gmail.com To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 19 Reservations Highly Recommended


House Martins Property Care and Management Services Let us look after your property whilst you are not in Spain

* Holiday change-over * Regular Cleaning * Laundry * Pool Cleaning * Gardening * Property Maintenance * 24hr Emergency call out * Security Checks

Tel: +44 (0)845 004 1041 Mob: +34 692 408 306 www.housemartins.es

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ouse Martins is an established 'Competa' based Company and has been managing holiday home properties for our clients for a number of years. We pride ourselves on our professional and reliable service and take great satisfaction in providing the ''Personal Touch' . We recognise that your holiday home is a huge investment and it is essential that it is managed with care and attention.

RENTING YOUR PROPERTY Property Owners decide to rent out their properties for many reasons but for whatever reason, the one question most frequently asked is which type of property offers the best return in terms of rentals – and the simple answer to this is the one that is maintained to the highest specification at all times and which is furnished and equipped with every possible convenience. To enjoy the best possible rental income from your property, it is essential that it is kept in pristine condition, 'well presented' both inside and out and in return you will be delighted to welcome back returning guest's

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WE DON'T JUST MANAGE YOUR INVESTMENT – WE CARE FOR YOUR PROPERTY Rental Services - We also provide the following Ÿ Holiday Changeovers Ÿ Laundry Service Ÿ Weekly Pool Maintenance Ÿ Meet & Greet Service Ÿ Welcome Grocery Packs Ÿ Cot & High Chair Hire Ÿ 24hr Emergency Number Ÿ Key Holding Service Ÿ Supply New Bedding & Towels Ÿ Garden Maintenance Ÿ Building/Plumbing/Electrical Work Ÿ Interior/Exterior Painting Ÿ Pool Heating Ÿ Pool Covers (Solar & Winter) Ÿ Pool Rollers Ÿ Septic Tank Odour Filters

For full detailed information on our services and rates please contact Christine or Malcolm Tel: 0034 692 408 306 & 657 483 270

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Clare 0034 634361611 Rob 0034 670269052 Email insideout.es@gmail.com

INSIDE OUT

Clare and Rob have recognised a need for a professional, transparent, bespoke cleaning, gardening and maintenance service within the Axarquia Competa region.

We offer an individual, tailored service to meet your requirements. Service to include a deep, steam clean, polish, vacuum, mop, windows and sills clean. Service to include a clean, polish, vacuum, mop, windows and sills clean. Service to include a basic clean, polish, vacuum and mop. Landscaping service A property maintenance service for your holiday rentals – including pool cleaning and grounds .

We also offer an ironing service at 1.80€ per item and bedding at 2€ per item. Please do not hesitate to contact us, to arrange a home visit for a free no-obligation quote.

your behalf. We offer a range of cleaning packages to suit your requirements and budgets plus we are more than happy to sit down and discuss any tailored bespoke specifications you may have.

INSIDE OUT

Cleaning and Maintenance property Services

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e are Inside out a cleaning and maintenance property company with extensive experience in the private and commercial sectors and we cover the whole of the Axarquia region we pride ourselves in offering a high quality cleaning/ maintenance

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service to exceed your expectations. You are guaranteed the ultimate attention to detail with any job undertaken. We strive to establish for our customers a foundation of absolute trust and confidence in us , since we are looking after your property on

From our high quality gold service which includes steam cleaning down to a standard Bronze level service, we also offer pool maintenance, landscape upkeep, and a meet and greet service for your holiday lettings. We invite you to contact us and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your cleaning requirements The pride we take in our work ensures you receive a service second to none, and we treat and respect your home like our home . Rob and Claire See Advert Above for contact details

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Electric from the Sun and Wind Photo Voltaic solar panels Connected or not grid connected Wind Turbine .

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Pool Heating Solar Panels or Heat Pump .

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M Heating are experts in tailor made solutions to heat and cover your swimming pool, based in Spain they supply and install a complete range of efficient pool heaters as well pool covers. Pool heaters allow you to enjoy your pool throughout the year and when fitted with a pool cover to insulate the water, the running cost is suprisingly low.

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Under Floor Heating or Radiators Our bubble covers offers an economical way to raise the water temperature and extend your swimming season.

Heat Pump Solar / Heat Pump

Safety around your pool is also our concern so take a look on our website for further information and products.

Prepare for the summer and winter with HM Heating.

Other items that H M Heating can help with are listed to the right

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Holiday House Change Over Respectful, Friendly, Capable, Honest Couple Available! We are a very trustworthy couple residing in Canillas de Albaida looking to assist you where we can with rental house change over’s. We will do all the arrangements to make sure your paying guests settle in seamlessly and there are no mess-ups. What we offer is security and peace of mind for a small fee with added value:

Some of the services we can provide . · WE will confirm an understanding of the binding rental agreement in writing to guests. · WE will make an inspection of the property before the new guests arrive. Note any damages and provide guests with a copy. · WE will ready your property by CLEANING the inside thoroughly and tidying the garden area adequately for the guests to enjoy. · WE will check standard kitchen equipment and make sure there are enough plates, cutlery and glasses for all guests. · We will explain to guests any Facility settings – AC/Heating thermostats, fridge, hot tub & other instructions. · We will make your guests’ stay as enjoyable as possible, and check that all entertainment provided in the form of books, games, music, internet maybe Pay TV is connected, is there and connected if available. · WE will give you security and be there as the Key Pick up for new guests. · WE will be available to your guests 24/7 during their stay. · We will instruct on Checkout that guests take care of a few security and economy items such as; what to do with Laundry, Garbage,etc · We will provide a Checkout List for guests who may leave earlier than expected. · WE will offer to you, a Binding Contract that guarantees your peace of mind for the duration of your guests stay. · We will do the grocery shopping for the guests, if they have a late book in due to flight schedules, if required. · We will provide a pick-up service from the airport and back if required.

Our services are available from the end of May 2016. Please contact Don on Tel: +34 661622072 or Marian on Tel: +34 642113399 or Email: mardon5352@outlook.com

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you have finished cleaning your property. As the opening hours of the petrol station are from 7am everyday of the week, and it doesn't close during siesta hours, it also is a great place to pick up any last minute necessities.

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laundrette with two industrial size washing machines, as well as a 13 kilo tumble dryer, perfect for duvets, rugs and big loads.

Since the middle of last year it has offered a self service

It therefore offers the perfect solution for quick changeovers, as you can get your washing on and ask them to change it over to the dryer once finished. You are then free to pick it up once

lthough the local petrol station in Competa isn't the most obvious choice to include in a rental management segment, it is indeed a very useful tool for both homeowners and visitors alike.

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Offering a wide range of wines, beers, food and local produce, it is a great place to meet guests, where they can also buy supplies for their stay - even if they arrive late on a Sunday when everywhere else is closed! To help with all those people maintaining rental properties, we also stock pool supplies, cleaning products and paint. And as is to be expected you can also fill up with petrol or diesel and buy essentials such as firewood, coal and butane gas bottles.. See advert above

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En Cómpeta desde 1990 ofreciendo soluciones In Cómpeta from 1990 offering solutions

Fontaneria Avda. de Torrox, 35 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) 952 55 33 69 - 689 544 777

fontaneriaroman@hotmail.es www.fontaneriaroman.es

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La empresa de fontanería más antigua de la zona, en constante renovación para ofrecerle un servicio de calidad y sin sorpresas The longest established plumbing company in the region always providing an excellent quality service without compromise

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Bathrooms and Kitchens Installation Radiators Chosen by a dictator In Taps 1969, General Francisco Maintenance Under floor Franco named Juan Carlos as screens Heat Pumps Solar energy hisShower successor, making him Prince of Spain. The decision Waterheaters Leak detectection Boilers ignored the claim to the throne of Water pumps & repair Gas & Oil Juan Carlos’s father Juan de Borbon. Juan Carlos was reportedly pelted with fruit when Cleaning and Emptying of Sceptic tanks in collaboration travelling around Spain during with Construcciones the dictatorship, which ended SCHMID S.C with Franco’s death on November 20, 1975. Once King Juan Carlos was crowned a few days after Franco’s death, however, he guided Spain

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FONTANERIA ROMAN An Interview with Manolo the Plumber! Has vivido en Competa toda tu vida? Si, nací en Cómpeta hace 50 años y en este pueblo he vivido desde entonces. Have you lived in Competa all your life? Yes, 50 years ago I was born in Cómpeta and I have lived here ever since. ¿Qué te gusta de Cómpeta? Cómpeta es un lugar maravilloso donde vivir, tiene un encanto especial que lo hace diferente, casi único. Hay algo que ocurre a menudo y me da la razón y es el hecho de que la mayoría de personas que viene a visitarnos buscan aquí sitio y forma de vivir, incluso muchos se quedan para siempre. What do you love about Competa? Cómpeta is a wonderful place to live; it has a special charm that makes it different, almost unique. I have good reason to think this as what often occurs in this village is that many people who come here to visit, look for a

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place to live and new way of life and some even stay forever. ¿Qué cambios ha habido desde que abrió por primera vez? Empezamos hace casi 25 años como instaladores de fontanería y mantenimiento. La mayoría de trabajos eran reparaciones en casas unifamiliares. Ahora nuestra oferta es mucho más completa, realizamos instalaciones de todo tipo: agua, gas, piscinas, climatización, energía solar, instalaciones de sondeos, realizamos instalaciones de redes para ayuntamientos, comunidades de regantes, comunidades de propietarios, etc. Abarcamos una oferta amplia, pero seguimos atendiendo religiosamente a nuestros clientes con los pequeños problemas del día a día, como hacíamos cuando empezamos, cobrando siempre sólo lo justo. Esta política de trabajo nos ha permitido superar todos estos años de crisis con solvencia What changes have there been since you first opened? We started nearly 25 years ago as

plumbing installers and providing maintenance. Most jobs were home repairs. Now our offer is much more complete. We perform all kinds of installations including: water, gas, swimming pools, air conditioning, solar energy, facility surveys, we perform installations for the town hall, community blocks, etc. Although, we now cover a wide range of services, we continue to serve our smaller customers, fixing the everyday problems, as we did when we first started. This policy has worked for us and has allowed us to remain solvent through the crisis. ¿Dónde aprendiste la profesión y como has continuado formándote? Mi padre también trabajaba en esta profesión. Fue el primero que empezó a realizar instalaciones de fontanería en Cómpeta y alrededores hace sobre cincuenta años. Él me enseñó a mí y a muchos de los instaladores que han continuado la profesión durante todos estos años. Yo aprendí desde muy pequeño, solía acompañar a mi padre en sus trabajos por las tardes,

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después del colegio. Años después, una vez abierto nuestro negocio y debido a la transformación urbanística que experimentó Cómpeta, me formé y especialicé en otros tipos de instalaciones como piscinas, calefacción, aire acondicionado, equipos solares, etc. Mientras, estudiaba inglés en la escuela de idiomas de Vélez-Málaga, algo que también intuí necesario y que ha facilitado enormemente el servicio que ofrecemos a nuestros clientes. Where did you train to be a plumber and what did you do after your training? My father worked in this profession. Around 50 years ago he was the first man to start plumbing in Cómpeta. He taught me and many other installers who have also continued in the profession over the years. I learned from a very young age and after school in the afternoons I used to accompany my father to work. Years later, after opening the business and due the expansion and transformation Cómpeta had experienced, I trained and specialized in other types of services such as swimming pools, heating, air conditioning and solar equipment, etc. I also studied English at the language school in Vélez-Málaga. I believed this would be necessary and has indeed greatly improved the service we can provide to our customers ¿Cuánto tiempo has tenido tu propio negocio en competa? ¿Qué cambios ha habido desde que abriste por primera vez? Nosotros empezamos nuestro negocio propio en 1.992. Mi mujer y yo arrancamos con este proyecto en una situación de crisis profunda, fuimos ganando clientela poco a poco en aquellos tiempos difíciles con nuestra política de buen hacer, material de calidad y precios razonables. Después los tiempos mejoraron y el negocio fue creciendo. Nos rodeamos de buenos

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trabajadores, algunos de ellos todavía siguen con nosotros a día de hoy. Periódicamente nosotros y nuestros trabajadores realizamos cursos de formación para adecuar nuestros conocimientos a los cambios e innovaciones que llegan a nuestro sector. How long have you had your own business In Competa and what changes have there been since you first opened? We started our own business in 1992. My wife and I started the business at a time of deep crisis. We gained customers slowly in those difficult times but with our policy of great craftsmanship, quality material and reasonable prices, over time business improved and grew. We surrounded ourselves with good workers and some of them are still with us today. Myself and our workers regularly attend training courses which increases our expertise and keeps us up to date on any innovations that come to our line of business. Vuestro negocio en Competa tiene bastante actividad, es también una tienda aparte de almacén de materiales? Nosotros, además de realizar trabajos de instalación y reparación a domicilio, tenemos tienda de venta de todo tipo de material relacionado con la labor que realizamos. Si nuestro cliente prefiere hacer el trabajo él mismo, le suministramos el material necesario y le prestamos asesoramiento cualificado sobre la instalación. The business in Competa has a lot of stock, is it a shop too? As well as offering an installation and repair service, we have a shop that sells all kinds of materials related to the work that we do. If our clients prefer to do the job themselves, we supply the necessary material and we can provide the expert advice on installation.

¿Tienes algún plan de futuro para la empresa en Cómpeta? Lo principal en nuestros planes de futuro es seguir manteniendo satisfecha a nuestra excelente clientela, ello lo conseguimos con tres bases: 1. Continuar actualizando nuestra formación, estando en permanente contacto con los técnicos de las empresas proveedoras y asistiendo regularmente a cursos de formación. 2. Adquirir siempre productos de alta calidad (esto no es fácil en estos tiempos donde a menudo fabricas nacionales se cierran para reconvertirse en almacenes de distribución de material importado). En este apartado no ahorramos costes ni esfuerzos porque pensamos que la calidad en los componentes es fundamental para la terminación de un buen trabajo. 3. optimizar las instalaciones que realizamos con el fin de mantener nuestra política inicial de precios razonables. Esto lo conseguimos con nuestra experiencia de muchos años y la asistencia y asesoramiento de técnicos de nuestras empresas suministradoras (Vaillant, Junckers, Roca, Honeywell, Sonneckraft, Espa, etc.) con los que nos cuidamos de mantener una relación flúida y cercana. Do you have any future plans for the business in Competa? The main focus of our future plans is to maintain our excellent customer satisfaction rate and this we can achieve by continuing with three important principles: 1. Continue to update our training, remaining in constant contact with experts and suppliers and regularly attending training courses. 2. Always to acquire high quality products (this is not easy in these times where often national factories have closed and have converted into distribution warehouses with imported material). We spare no cost or effort as we believe that the

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quality of the components is essential for the completion of a good job. 3. Optimize the services we offer in order to maintain our initial policy of reasonable prices. We can achieve this with our many years of experience, technical assistance and advice from our suppliers (Valliant, Junkers, Roca, Honeywell, Sonneckraft, Espa, etc.) with which we take care to maintain a fluid and close relationship. ¿Qué otro servicios se puede ofrecer? Centramos nuestra actividad en servicios relacionados con el agua. Hacemos por supuesto fontanería, reparamos fugas de todo tipo, desatoros de desagües, calefacción, aire acondicionado, instalamos equipos solares para agua caliente sanitaria pero también combinados con calefacción y piscinas, en el apartado de piscinas también climatizamos con bomba de calor o paneles solares, instalamos cubiertas, equipos de cloración salina, equipos a contracorriente, sistemas infinity, también realizamos instalaciones para clientes que prefieren construir su propio Jacuzzy hecho en obra, etc. Nuestra ventaja con otras empresas que vienen de fuera para realizar los mismos trabajos que nosotros es nuestra cercanía. A menudo atendemos a clientes que han gastado importantes sumas de dinero en equipos sofisticados que una vez instalados “y cobrados” quedan desatendidos de servicio y mantenimiento. Una vez realizado el trabajo, a menudo pierden el vínculo con el cliente. Nosotros llevamos ya cerca de 25 años en el mismo sitio, con los mismos empleados, los mismos horarios y los mismos números de teléfono; a lo largo de todos esos años hemos visto muchas empresas ir y venir, algunas con mucho “bombo”. De muchas de ellas no queda ni rastro, nosotros

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seguimos y queremos seguir por mucho tiempo, en Cómpeta. What other services do you provide apart from Plumping? We focus on all water-related services. We of course provide plumbing and all kind of leak repairs, desadores, drainage, heating, and air conditioning, installation of solar equipment for hot water, central heating and heated swimming pools. Also for swimming pools we can offer acclimatisation by heat pump or solar panels, install pool covers, salt water chlorination equipment, everyday pool equipment and infinity systems. We also offer services for customers who prefer to build their own Jacuzzi on site, etc. Our advantage over other companies that come from outside to perform the same jobs as us is our proximity. Other companies often serve clients who have spent large sums of money on sophisticated equipment but once installed "and charged" and then not serviced. Once the work is done, they often lose the link with the client. We have been in business for 25 years in the same place with the same staff, the same schedule and the same phone numbers; throughout these years we have seen many companies come and go. Some of them have left no trace; we want to be here in Cómpeta for many years to come. Haces todo el trabajo tú mismo? ¿Tienes otros empleados? Tenemos excelente personal en nómina que realizan los trabajos. Trabajadores cualificados en constante formación y dispuestos a solucionar problemas de todo tipo.

Do you do all the work yourself? Do you have other employees? We have excellent staff on the payroll . They are qualified and constantly training and are willing to solve all kinds of problems. ¿Dónde te ves en 10 años? Básicamente en el mismo sitio, este es un negocio sin grandes pretensiones de expansión, mas importante para nosotros es mantener a nuestra cercana clientela (la mayoría de nuestros clientes son también buenos amigos) y centramos nuestros esfuerzos en mejorar el servicio del día a día sin subir los precios más de lo necesario. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Basically in the same place, it is a business without plans for big expansion, more important for us is to keep our customers close (most of our customers are also good friends) and focus our efforts on improving service everyday without raising prices more than necessary.

¿Qué haces para divertirte? Fuera de nuestra actividad laboral tengo ocupaciones que rellenan mi tiempo libre. Principalmente la agricultura, la música y el futbol sirven de complemento para rellenar mi vida. Y nada más. What do you do for fun? Outside of our work activities I have hobbies that fill my spare time. Mainly agriculture, music and football are enough to fulfil my life and nothing more.

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ALIOLI

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Serving gourmet food just off Plaza Vendimia, Competa

ALiOLi, gourmet chill out bar with comfy sofas and chairs. Perfect venue for private Fri 15th A pril parties with food and music of your choice.

Mexican Nig ht Open 10.00 for English breakfast’s and fresh juice Fajita & Ma Closed Sunday evenings & all day Mondays g arita 9,50 Euro Sunday Brunch 12 until 3pm incls. smoked salmon scrambled s

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egg on home made bread & Egg Benedict on homemade bread. Central Heating and Wifi. Try our popular lunchtime home made health drinks & wholemeal rolls. Classic cocktail list with freshly made juices.

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

Lots of changing special offers Also Fresh Herbs & Ambient Products Delivery Service to Restaurants

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Fruteria Jara, Avenida de la Constitución Local 3, Competa

Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

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León Blanco Antigüedades y más Antigüedades y más Antique shop in Competa Good quality, reasonably priced, antiques, furniture and interesting artefacts for the home and garden. We also buy good quality items, offer a restoration service and free delivery locally.

Avenida de la Constitución 18, Competa Tel: 618226647 Open: 10.30 - 2 Monday - Saturday.

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Sat: 8.30-2.30

Sun: 10.00-2.00

Plaza Almijara, 2 bajo Competa (Malaga) 655 432 659 lataperiacompeta@gmail.com

2€ 2’ 5€

Café + Pitufo Coffee + Small Panini Kaffee + Kleines Brötchen Café + petit sandwich

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10% Discount on other purchases with this advert

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Enjoy our Artisan ice creams, frozen desserts & home baked products made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten & lactose free Gelato and desserts. Taste our espresso, cappucino or affogato. Natural fruit juices. Mini pastries and Cakes made to order. Selection of Italian wines & pasta Open every day from 10am to 9pm Friday -Saturday 10am to 10pm We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa www.facebook.com/heladeriacompeta lagelateriacompeta@gmail.com

Practice Yoga in a fully licensed, qualified and safe environment.

Basic Yoga / Vinyasa Flow / Pilates / Yin Yoga See Map Spot 40

Morning and evening classes for everyone. Spacious classroom with changing rooms and showers. Therapeutic massages: www.competamassages.com Calle Trinidad 26B - C贸mpeta www.competayoga.com

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CHILI LEISURE An interview with Karen Parnell

1.Why did you move to Spain? I fell in love with the sport of triathlon seven years ago when I did my first triathlon after joining a triathlon club in the UK. This was the first time I experienced being coached and was fascinated by the process. I decided to become a triathlon coach and was trained by the British Triathlon Federation (BTF). I coached part time and loved every minute of it. It was at this point I started to wonder if I could change profession and work in the health and fitness industry and one day set up a triathlon camp in Spain. This was the start of my journey to move to Spain which has taken 5 years of planning, training and studying. I left my job as marketing director of a large engineering company and trained to be a personal trainer. After qualifying as a personal trainer I worked in various gyms such as David Lloyd, to ensure I was able to coach and train athletes and clients to a high level. During this period I was constantly learning

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and gaining qualifications and experience in teaching spin, pilates, aquacise, HIIT and functional training. I also became a qualified sports & holistic massage therapist, kineseology tape practitioner and nutritionist. 2.Why did you choose C贸mpeta? After retraining as a coach and personal trainer we set about searching for a location to base our business from in Southern Spain. Triathletes tend to train hard over the winter so where ever we based ourselves had to have good weather all year round. Friends of ours had visited C贸mpeta so we started our search here. We soon found that C贸mpeta was ideal for our business ideas as it has a fantastic swimming pool, great mountain cycling, a sports hall and easy access to areas to sea swim and run. The area also hosts some excellent triathlon, cycling and running events on the coast and near the various lakes

in Andulasia. 3.Tell me about the Bed and Breakfast business you have set up? Our ideas for the business has evolved over the many times we came to C贸mpeta to view properties and is now centred around a bed & breakfast with leisure and training facilities. We have a two guest rooms, a therapy room, outdoor gym, spin studio and endless pool. This allows us to create packages for guests to enjoy and also train the local community. We offer a time table of spin and circuit training group exercise sessions as well as one to one personal training. We are hoping to expand this offering during 2016 to include coached swim sessions, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Aquacise. 4.Have you any experience in the hospitality business? I have worked in many different gyms where customer care is paramount and Sean has worked

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for a number of years as front of house at high end restaurants in the UK. 5.What experience have you in the fitness industry? I have coached many triathletes in the past five years, some of which competed for Team GB (AG) at European and world championships. I also worked at the 2012 Olympics in the athletes village and athletes lounge on race days. I supported the global triathletes with their training and logistics. I was able to support such athletes as Javier Gomez and the Brownlee brothers during this time. Sean is also a triathlon coach and is a qualified International Triathlon Union (ITU) race official. Since then I have worked in various gyms as a personal trainer and group exercise coach. These gyms include David Lloyd, Nuffield Health and Aspire.

6.You have moved here with your partner does he run the Bed and Breakfast and fitness side of things with you? Sean runs the bed and breakfast whilst I concentrate on coaching and training. We do however support one another on all areas of the business. Sean's sales background and my marketing experience and qualifications have certainly helped.

8.Do you have any plans for the future for the businesses? We hope to offer more group exercise classes in 2016 including Metafit HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and TRX group sessions. With our new bespoke crossfit rig built by local firm Tejiero we will also over more exciting personal training options on top of battle ropes, TRX, ViPR and resistance training.

7.How are both businesses going at this early stage? We have been surprised at how quickly all aspects of the business have picked up. We have had many guests from many countries since we opened the rooms in November after a complete refurbishment. Our property was not originally a bed & breakfast and had no fitness facilities so we had to have extensive building work. This refurbishment included adding en-suite bathrooms, a brand new therapy room, endless pool and outdoor gym.

Longer term we would love to run events for the local community, especially children's events to get more people to take part in multisports such as Aquatlons (swim then run), Duathlons (run-bikerun) and Triathlons (swim, bike, run). 9.What do you do in your free time to have fun? I like to race triathlons and Sean and I like to take advantage of the local area by hiking the various routes around C贸mpeta. 10. How do we contact you? See advert below!

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+34 616 341 709 www.chilibandb.com Avenida Juan Pablo II, Competa

TIME TABLE Sunday: 10-11am Circuit Cross Training Sunday: 11.30-12.30 Spin (Static Cycling) Monday: 11-12am Spin Wednesday: 2.30-3.30pm Spin

These are subject to booking and weather conditions. Booking via Email, Whatsapp or Facebook. karenparnell01@hotmail.com. .

3 euro per session. Bring water or other appropriate hydration and small towel.

Personal Training, Triathlon Coaching, Sports Massage & Kinesiology Taping available onsite.

For details of our latest offers on Personal Training and accommodation deals please go to www.chilibandb.com To advertise call 637 028 873

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New working Hours for all of Winter Mon & Thur: 9:30 - 14:00 & 16:00- 18:00 Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 - 14:00 Sat: 10:00 - 13:00

Pet Grooming Services available Please call for an appointment Tel: 952 55 38 50 URG: 617 00 17 23 Naturvets, Competa 38 The Grapevine

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Bar Amalia

Dot welcomes you to Bar Amalia in Archez for home cooked meals using local seasonal ingredients. Quiz Night Friday 8th April Social Club Meeting Thursday 21st April, come along & enjoy a chat and our special lunch for 5.00 euros. Friday 22nd April is our 2nd Curry Night, lots of tasty dishes to try. Music Night Friday 29th April to feature a new band, The Jack Cade Rebellion. Weekly conversational Spanish classes, beginners and intermediate give Dot a call for more information. Mon Closed during day re-open at 7.00pm Tue to Sat 12.00 - until close Sun open from 12.30 Last orders for food 8.30pm Tel 634302480

Home cooked foods Home cooked foods Specials Board changing every Friday Specials changing Sunday Board lunch served fromevery 1.30-5Friday pm. Succulent slices of beef or lamb with yorkshire pudding, roast and mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables &gravy. 8 euros Vegetarian options always available New additions to our menu include breaded mushrooms filled with roquefort cheese, chicken and chorizo goujons with sweet chilli dip and for mains, Chicken Enchilladas, Pepper Pot Beef and Chicken Breast coated in Morrocaan flavoured Breadcrumbs, homemade chips or potatoes and

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www.cpaircon.com Avigar Moda y Complemetos Clothes & Accessories Plaza Almijara, No.15 Competa, Malaga Tel: 635346186 garciavila_1@hotmail.com

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REAL FUN! New powerful 500cc 4x4 buggys on the Costa del Sol. Discover Inland Andalucian a spectacular way •Half day tour (3hr) •Ideal for Birthdays or just a day out •Drivers must be 21 with a licence •Passengers all ages welcome

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Ready for the summer?

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Large selection of Tapas dishes

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PERICO Plaza Almijara no4, C贸mpeta, Malaga Tel 952 553 739 / 952 516 043

Potage De Hinojo Pollo al Vino de Competa Pierna al Horno de Cordero Comidas Caseras

Enjoy, coffee, drinks and snacks and fabulous home cooked cuisine on the large terrace, in the bar or in our delightful restaurant.

Pavo Real

Bar and Restaurant Open 6 days a week (incl. Kitchen) Spit Roast Chickens 7.50 euro Closed Wednesday (Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun) 12.00pm until late - TEL: 654 869 083 call to order Traditional Sunday Lunch Roast Chicken & Beef & with all the trimmings Lamb available if pre-ordered by Thursday afternoon 1 course 9 euro, 2 courses 10 euro or 3 courses 11 euro

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NICK ATKINSON RESTORATION PROJECTS & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

General Building Services Carpentry, Roofing, Tiling, Walling etc. Kitchen and Bathroom refurbishments. Pool Maintenance and repairs. Land Clearing and gardening All aspects considered Email: nickjohngilding@yahoo.com Mobile 658151628 To advertise call 637 028 873

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Also we can help with: Transferring cars onto Spanish Number Plates Driving Licences exchanged for Spanish Licences or foreign licences registered with the Spanish Traffic Authorities Avda Constitucion 27, Competa (on the corner of the carpark opposite CafĂŠ Competa) Tel/Fax: 952 55 78 28 zahraz.azuagaasesoria@gmail.com

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The Propert y Feature

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ccording to a recent report published by Bankinter, the demand for housing in Spain will continue to grow, reaching up to 420,000 home sales in 2016 and up to 450,000 in 2017, and that the price increases shall not exceed 3% on average, or 5% for those in the best locations.

These figures represent an increase in transactions of around 20% compared to the total of 54,132 homes sold during 2015, according to the National Statistics Institute’s data. Moreover, the Bankinter report indicates that second hand homes will continue to be the dominant choice in a scenario of economic recovery, accounting for over 85% of all home sales transactions carried out in the coming quarters.

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Bargain Price: 120,000€ Ref: C3117 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath: 2 Size: 60m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 49,000€ Ref: t1055 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 51m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 165,000€ Ref: C3465 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 124m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 48,000€ Ref: 336 Location: Arenas Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 66m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 76,000€ Ref: TAP083 Location: Torrox Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Size: 40m² Pool: Communal Pool Competa Properties

Price: 175,000€ Ref: v1052 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 147m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

“Andalucía was the region which carried out most housing transactions in the first month of this year, with a total of 6,216 home sales.” Price: 139,000€ Ref: 189 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 150m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

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Rustic Price: 495,000€ Ref: T844 Location: Canillas de Aceituno Beds: 5 Bath: 3 Size: 238m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 195,000€ Ref: v1026 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Size: 140m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 189,000€ Ref: 296 Location: Archidona Beds: 4 Baths:2 Size: 140m², Plot 12000m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

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Price: 73,000€ Ref: 200 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths:1 Size: 85m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 229,000€ Ref: CP007 Location: Sedella Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 90m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 129,000€ Ref: t1029 Location: Periana Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 112m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 299,000€ Ref: C3363 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 119m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

“Latest figures published by the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Public works shows that the average price per square metre of housing in Spain stood at 1,490.1 euros in the last quarter of 2015, which represents a quarter-on-quarter increase of 1.0% and a year-on-year increase of 1.8%." The Grapevine 57


Prestige Propert y Price: 695,000€ Ref: T879 Location: Mezquitilla Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Size: 296m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 249,000€ Ref: 126 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Size: 181m² Pool: Jacuzzi Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 595.000€ Ref: v1074 Location: Viñuela Beds: 6 Baths: 6 Size: 366m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 447,000€ Ref: T868 Location: Sayalonga Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 158m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 499.950€ Ref: v1075 Location: Viñuela Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 157m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

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Price: 490,000€ Ref: TV066 Location: Torrox Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 120m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 315,000€ Ref: 275 Location: Torrox Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 172m² Pool: No Tu Rincon Del Sol

"The British love Spain and precedent says that the worst they can expect is a slightly less advantageous deal. We think the timeline is too slow, the market too diverse and the changes too mild to cause any real upset. " (The Impact of Brexit, Opinion Politics, Propert y.) To advertise call 637 028 873


INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS

www.turincondelsol.com info@turincondelsol.com

Avd. de Torrox, 46 29754 CÓMPETA (Málaga) Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 628 06 97 03

We speak your language

Ref 263 Torrox / Cómpeta This traditional property is just off the Torrox - Cómpeta road with easy access. It has 25000m2 of land with an abundance of fruit trees. The property itself has a house, a guest apartment, bodega, animal house and a small pool. In need of a little modernisation but with a huge amount of potential and recently drastically reduced in price.

520.000€ Now 390.000€ To advertise call 637 028 873

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COMPETA PROPERTIES Our Priority is YOU!

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ts the same friendly team with extensive knowledge of their business, they have established themselves by working and living in the area and by pro-actively developing both a local and international network enabling them to reach a wide audience globally for properties and the attraction of property owners. Cómpeta Properties boasts an extensive and diverse portfolio of properties for sale or for rent in Andalucía, both inland and on the coast - modern and rustic, townhouses in beautiful villages, apartments with terraces and balconies and plots of land. Cele Fernandez, owner, says Our aim is that clients benefit from our combined

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knowledge, making the sales or the purchase of their dream home a pleasant experience. We keep our customers informed of each step of all processes and they know that we are here to help them with any queries that may come up, either during or afterwards. We can recommend excellent fiscal and legal professionals to help make transactions as simple and care free as possible. Once a sale is completed, our obligation continues. You can find us in any of our offices for whatever you need; we can help with both your new property and your new life in Spain.

Their services also include property rental management and they’re linked to a highly successful sister company Cómpeta Properties Constructions & Services whom, with more than 15 years experience in the building trade, work with you to enhance your property in the way that you wish, to a high standard and with the paperwork in order. Contact Cele and his team for more information. Contact numbers: 952553589 (Town office) info@competaproperties.com 952516107 (Main office) info@competaproperties.com 952538337 (Torrox office) info@competaproperties.com 952553435 (Constructions office) info@competaproperties.com See advert opposite.

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See Map Spot 40 Avd. Saylonga 24B, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 516 107 Avd. Constitución Local 1, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 553 589 Plaza de la Constitución 4Bajo Torrox-Pueblo (Málaga) / Tel: 952 538 337 www.competaproperties.com / info@competaproperties.com

Torrox

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Nº of beds & Baths: 1 bed 1 bath Sq m2: 45 Ref: TAP104 Pool: Communal pool

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Nº of beds & Baths: 3 bed 2 bath Sq m2: 141 Pool: No Ref: TTH197

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Cómpeta

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Nº of beds & Baths: 2 bed 1 bath Sq m2: 80 Ref: CP020 Pool: Heated pool

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CREATIVE PROPERTY MARKETING How property is advertised for sale and sold has changed in recent years - but have you?

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reative Property Marketing are interested to know your thoughts on the following - feel free to contact them about it... Question 1: So, what's the difference between? a) Advertising your holiday rental property for let on websites to attract holiday makers? and‌ b) Advertising your property for sale on property sales websites to attract buyers? Answer: Nothing! Question 2: Is it just a state of mind? a) Is it a habit to use estate agents to advertise/market properties for sale? b). Have people had more time to get used to advertising on holiday letting websites because they have been around for so long? c). Is it because sellers of property don't realise they can get their properties advertised for sale on websites that previously were not available to the public? Answer: Probably a mixture of all three but people's mind sets

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are changing! Question 3: Is it a matter of cost? Is there a financial difference to advertising a holiday let on quality websites to advertising a property for sale on quality websites? Answer: Advertising for a year on just one top quality holiday rental website will likely cost more than using Creative Property Marketing to advertise a property for sale on 20 property portals to include the best! Question 4: Who searches online for solutions? Do potential holiday makers plus potential property purchasers both reach for the internet to search for what they are looking for? Answer: Yes, they do! How else in 2016 do people search for a holiday home to rent abroad or a home to buy abroad? Your opinion matters: Creative Property Marketing welcome your thoughts‌

Conclusion: Could it be that some sellers of property in Spain have become a little behind with technology, compared to Northern Europeans? Does this mean that some sellers of property in Spain are missing out on advertising their property on websites where the buyers are searching? From experience, Creative Property Marketing believe this to be the case. The Northern Europeans are currently buying the most property in Spain and they are the ones who look for what they want to buy on-line and this goes for properties to holiday let or for properties to buy! If you have a property for sale and need to get it the most advertising exposure possible, Creative Property Marketing are the people you need to be speaking to: Tel: 951 400 228 Visit: www.creativepropertymarketing.com Email: info@creativepropertymarketing.com See advert opposite.

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THOMAS GANT LAW El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

"Visit the stables and enjoy a coffee, a refreshment or an icecream in the shades of our terrace. “

of May. This time we will have the visit of Danish Equin Vet Heidi Nielsen, who is coming to teach us How to keep your horse durable, healthy and happy.Among other things Heidi will work us through; A chiropractical examination of Wills each horse. Inheritance A thorough examination of the hooves. Property Purchases A checking out the saddle of our horses. LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Company Incorporations Spring has arrived! An analisis of our riding according Taxes (both residents & non residents) to the "Alexander technic". his month of May at Los and early mornings give us

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Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

Spring has arrived and the horses are looking really well after having changed their winter coat for the shint short summer coat. Flowers, birds, the bright light

another dimension to the experience of a ride in the natural park.

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At the end of the month we will be Thomas López Enjoy spring Gant on horseback it is a Avenida Constitución, Local 6 the next clinic at Los organising wonderful treat.." Caballos del Mosquin. This will Abogado/Lawyer 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) occur between the 22nd and 29th Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 14 To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 info@gantlaw.eu 2458 To advertise call 637 028 873 www.restaurantelpilon.com The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 12 The Grapevine The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873


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THOMAS GANT LAW El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

"Visit the stables and enjoy a coffee, a refreshment or an icecream in the shades of our terrace. “

of May. This time we will have the visit of Danish Equin Vet Heidi Nielsen, who is coming to teach us How to keep your horse durable, healthy and happy.Among other things Heidi will work us through; A chiropractical examination of Wills each horse. Inheritance A thorough examination of the hooves. Property Purchases A checking out the saddle of our horses. LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Company Incorporations Spring has arrived! An analisis of our riding according Taxes (both residents & non residents) to the "Alexander technic". his month of May at Los and early mornings give us

TThomas Gant Law

Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

Spring has arrived and the horses are looking really well after having changed their winter coat for the shint short summer coat. Flowers, birds, the bright light

another dimension to the experience of a ride in the natural park.

You can read more on Heidis web site: www.dyredoktorheidinielsen.dk

At the end of the month we will be Thomas López Enjoy spring Gant on horseback it is a Avenida Constitución, Local 6 the next clinic at Los organising wonderful treat.." Caballos del Mosquin. This will Abogado/Lawyer 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) occur between the 22nd and 29th Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 14 To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 info@gantlaw.eu 2458 To advertise call 637 028 873 www.restaurantelpilon.com The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 12 The Grapevine The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873


INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS Avd. de Torrox, 46 29754 CÓMPETA (Málaga) Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 628 06 97 03

Cómpeta

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www.turincondelsol.com info@turincondelsol.com We speak your language

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3 Bed townhouse in the upper part of the village. 2 terraces with village and mountain views

Country house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Swimming pool. Underfloor heating & AC 2500m2 plot

Townhouse to reform. 3 bedrooms, 2 terraces. Spacious 3 room bodega

Reduced 57.000€

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Beautiful country house. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Established garden 800m2. Garage Spectacular sea views

Delightful townhouse, full of character. With four bedrooms. Two entrances, front & back. Scope to extend if desired.

Superb country house with central tower. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Swimming pool.

260.000€

Reduced 125.000€

Reduced 260.000€

We currently have a high demand for country homes, please call to place your house for sale with us. Wrought Iron & Aluminum Metal Work

Carpinteria Metalica y de Aluminio .

Felipe Arrebola Lopez .

Avd de Torrox, 46 29754, CÓMPETA (MÁLAGA) TEL: 952 51 63 58 Movil: 608 656 746

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AN INTERVIEW WITH FELIPE ARREBOLA LOPEZ Felipe talks about his Metal work and Estate Agents businesses. Has vivido en Competa toda su vida? Si, nací en Cómpeta es un pueblo blanco enclavado en la sierra de la Axarquia en la cornisa de la costa del sol. donde he pasado mi infancia, mi juventud, aquí he pasado todos los años de mi vida. Cómpeta el pueblo que me ha visto crecer, donde he formado mi familia, donde monte mi propia empresa de carpintería metálica, y gracia a todos mis clientes la mayoría extranjeros me llevo a montar la segunda que es la Inmobiliaria. Have you lived in Competa all

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your life? Yes, I was born in Cómpeta, which is a white village nestled in the mountains of the Axarquia. It is here where I spent my childhood, my youth and where I have spent every year of my life. Cómpeta has seen me grow up, form my family and start and develop my own metalwork company. I would like to thank all my clients, the majority of which are foreigners as it is their support and encouragement which helped me to take the step of starting a second business, an Estate

Agent. ¿Qué te gusta de Cómpeta? Para mi es el mejor sitio de el mundo para vivir. Pero si visitas este pueblo veras que no soy la única persona que piensa así. Dado a la cantidad de turismo que tenemos, asentados en este paraíso y que gracias a ellos le han dado aun mas alegría y vida al pueblo, trabajo y bienestar What do you love about Competa? For me it is the best place in the world to live. But it you visit the village you will soon see that I am

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not the only person who thinks so. Given the amount of tourism we have in the village and those who have settled in this paradise we give thanks to them as they have given more life, work and wellbeing to the village. Siempre quiso ser dueño de su propio negocio? Si, siempre quise ser Autónomo y en el momento que me encontré formado y capacitado, empecé con el primero, Carpintería metálica Did you always want to own your own businesses? Yes, I always wanted to be self employed, I first started in Metalwork where I was and trained and educated ¿Cómo te metiste en la industria de trabajo del metal, lo que la formación o las calificaciones tiene usted? Era entonces el campo que conocía y cuando tuve lo formación suficiente, compre mi primer local y empecé a trabajar por mi cuenta. How did you get into the metal work industry, what training or qualifications do you have? Once I knew what I wanted to do I trained and trained and when I thought I had all the training I needed, I bought my first business premises and started working on my own. ¿Qué servicios o productos ofrece el negocio de trabajo de metal. Todo lo relacionado con la metal, hierros, aluminios, mosquiteras, mamparas, cristales, forja etc etc What services or products does the metal work business offer ? Everything related to metal, iron, aluminum, mosquito nets, screens, glass, wrought iron etc. Ha abierto un Inmobiliario El Rincon del sol ¿cómo se va? Somos nuevos pero nos consideramos grandes

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profesionales quizás sea por el servicio y la atención a nuestros clientes, pero hasta este momento son bastantes las casas que hemos vendido y muchísimas las que tenemos en alquiler para pasar unas vacaciones o vivir una larga temporada. Tenemos una gran variedad y unos precios inmejorables. You have opened an Estate Agents business how is this going? We are new but we consider ourselves professionals due to the service and attention we give to our customers. So far we have sold a sufficient number of homes and we have many homes that we have rented out for holidays and longer term lets. We have plenty of houses on our books and many at unbeatable prices. ¿Cuánto tiempo ha tenido su propio negocio en competa y los cambios que ha habido desde que abrió por primera vez? Toda mi vida, desde muy joven. Los cambios han sido muy grandes y exitosos, gracias al turismo que se ha instalado en Cómpeta. Es por ellos por lo que el pueblo ha crecido tanto y podemos tener mejor nivel de vida. Estos tipos de negocios solo se pueden mantener abiertos con las personas que nos visitan cada día y las que tenemos permanente en nuestro pueblo. How long have you had your own business In Competa and what changes have there been since you first opened? I have had my own business since I was young and the changes over time have been both extensive and successful and can be attributed to the increase in tourism in Cómpeta over time. The growth in tourism has ultimately given us a better standard of living. In order to sustain the businesses in Competa we need people both daily visitors and those that live here permanently.

¿Tiene algún plan de futuro para las empresas en Cómpeta? El plan de futuro es avanzar con el tiempo y que otra generación puedan seguir trabajando en esto que nosotros hemos emprendido. Do you have any future plans for your businesses in Competa? The future plan is to move with the times so that another generation can continue working where we have left off. Haces todo el trabajo usted mismo? ¿Tiene otros empleados? No, por supuesto tengo mas empleados, no podria llevar y atender a mis clientes sin la profesionalidad de otro personas. Do you do all the work yourself? Do you have other employees? Yes of course I have others working with me. If not, it just wouldn't be possible to provide all my clients the appropriate professionalism and level of service. ¿Dónde te ves en 10 años? Si la salud y mis clientes me lo permiten, seguro que seguiré luchando por mis propios negocios, los que gracias a ellos he podido levantar. Pero a la vez disfrutando con mi familia lo que a lo largo de tanto años he podido crear. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? If good health and my clients permit I want to continue with my successful business. Whilst at the same time, I want to enjoy time with my family. ¿Qué hace usted para divertirse? Estar con mi familia y amigos, el tiempo que mi trabajo me permite What do you do for fun? I like to be with my family and friends, of course if my job allows me the time!

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overseas property every month and this massive audience offers huge market exposure for the properties we have for sale. During the year 2015 there were an average of 305,036 hits per month on the website for the Málaga region alone. If we list your property for sale then you can take advantage of this service at no cost to you! Nowadays people who want to buy property abroad usually begin their research on the internet so we also advertise via a variety of internet property portals including Kyero where there are over 200,000 properties listed for sale throughout the whole of Spain.

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Ÿ The office of Asesoría

..Axarquía in Torre del Mar Ÿ Ÿ The Grapevine Magazine Ÿ Ÿ Streetwise House and Home

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At Sunset Properties Spain we work primarily from the internet and our website is easy to use and always up to date. Our property descriptions are comprehensive and we include lots of good quality photographs. Our newest venture is the promotion of our properties via Rightmove Overseas. Rightmove Overseas is one of the most visited property websites in the UK for people looking to buy property abroad displaying over 80,000 properties for sale across Spain with more than 20,000 properties on the Costa del Sol. Rightmove Overseas receives over 5 million searches for

In addition we publicise our properties in the office of Asesoría Axarquía in Torre del Mar which is easy to find with parking available right outside. Clients can call in any time and speak to one of the helpful staff in Spanish, English, German, Italian or French! We also believe that paper advertising is as important as that on the internet. We currently include 20 properties every month in a double page advertisement in the Grapevine magazine and 20 properties every two months in a double page advertisement in the Streetwise House and Home magazine. At Sunset Properties Spain we offer a friendly, reliable and professional service. If you would like us to sell your property for you using all of the above means of advertising, please contact Denise to make an appointment either by telephone on 618 295 063 or by email info@sunsetproperties-spain.com

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ASESORÍA ALJARIFE Notarial Title deeds, Wills, Catastral Corrections, etc. General Administration

More than 20 years ago Asesoría Aljarife opened its’ doors to the public. Since then, hundreds of companies and individuals in the Axarquia region and from the Malaga See Map Province have left in our hands the Spot 22 responsibility to advise them to get the best possible results for their businesses.

Transfers of vehicles, driving licences, matriculations, etc.) Tax declarations Creation of businesses Accounts General insurances (house, car, health, etc) We speak Spanish, English, German, Finnish, French, Italian

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Asesoria Axarquia Our office has offered comprehensive help and advice to our foreign clients in the Axarquia area for more than 15 years Our experience is based on: Land Registry: • Registration of properties • Corrections/Update of properties • Plot measurements and ownership exchanges

Deeds: • Purchase and sale contracts • Property new building declarations • Inheritances • Wills

Taxes: • Non resident tax (for foreigners with properties in Spain) • Resident taxes (for foreigners with residency in Spain)

Property Management: • Advice in Community issues • Administration of incomes and expenses • AGMS

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

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THE QUICK CROSSWORD Across 6. Makeshift 7. Requirement 8. Daily fare of food 9. Evasive 10. Unfettered 12. Residence 15. Rarely encountered 17. Transmit 18. Bishop of Rome 19. Rotated

Down 1. Gambling house 2. Remaining 3. Brag 4. Blue dye 5. Retained 11. Loud shrill cry 13. Transgressor 14. Lefthanded nickname 16. Lump of earth 17. Category

Sopa de Letras Search & Learn with the very first “Sopa de Letras” in the Axarquia!

On the road Search Word Translation

Calle Street Autopista Motorway Tráfico Traffic Despacio Slow Cuidado Careful Desvío Detour Roadworks Obras 1. Which US state is named on the label of a Peligro Danger Jack Daniels bottle? Salida Exit Coche 2. A phlebotomist extracts what fromCar the Camión Lorry human body? Furgoneta Small Van 3.What is the female equivalent of polygyny? Fine Multa Vehículos Vehicles 4. How many feet are there in a fathom? Duplicates Duplicados Renovaciones Renewals 5. Granadilla is another name for which fruit? Centro Town centre 6. Nariyal is the Indian term Peatón for whichPedestrian nut? Semáforos Traffic lights Underground 7. Who was president Subterráneo of Vietnam from 1945-54?

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Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena

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Every Thursday Indian Curry Night Reservations Recommended We also organize events, birthdays, private parties etc at Casa Rural La Arrijana in Sayalonga. We will keep you informed for the next events. Rooms Available

We sell Indian & Moroccan products for the home. Also Lamps, rugs, lights, Budda’s etc Large Variety of loose tea available Homemade cakes & deserts Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta

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Pajareria Peluqueria canina Bird Shop Canine Hair dressing Los mejores products para tu mascota The best products for your pets Repartimos a Domicilio Home Deliveries

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increasing poverty because of the crisis. The country's murder rate in 2013 was 0.6 per 100,000 people, one of the lowest in western Europe. There were 302 murders in the country that year, down from 364 a year earlier. The crime rate per 100,000 people was 46.1, down from 48.0 in 2012 Police received 54,734 complaints related to sexual violence while 86,034 violent robberies were recorded, down 10.94 percent on 2012, according to Spain’s interior ministry Surviving cancer Spain's health system continues to be world-renowned and its organ donor system is generally held up to be the best in the world. Cancer survival rates mirror this trend with the five-year survival after diagnosis for all major types of tumour on the rise, according to a study published in The Lancet. Particularly strong improvements were seen for prostate cancer where the survival rate rose 73.7 percent from 1995 to 1999 tp 87.1 percent for 2005 to 2009. For breast cancer, the survival rate rose from 77.8 percent to 83.7 percent in the periods in question. Equal opportunity A total of 54.1 percent of women in Spain aged over 20 to 64 are working, compared to 64.5 percent of men, 2012 figures from Spain’s national statistics institute show. The biggest divide is in the 55 to 64 age group where 52.4 percent of men are working and 36 percent of women are in employment. Meanwhile 139 of Spain’s 350 MPs are women, or 39.7 percent. In the country senate, the figure is 33.5 percent.

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Falling fertility rates Spain’s fertility rate in 2012 was 1.32, a long way down from 2.20 notched up in 1980 but up from the 2000 figure of 1.23. Spain's first-time mums are also Europe's oldest with women putting off having their first baby until they are 32. While this trend towards having fewer babies is in line with European trends, there have been concerns raised about Spain's ageing population with representatives from the United Nations Children’s Fund warning Spain’s ageing population could cause serious social and economic problems that could damage the pensions and healthcare systems. Youth hardest hit by unemployment At 23.7 percent Spain's unemployment is one of the highest in Europe and consistently rates as one of Spanish citizens' chief preoccupations in the monthly polls carried out by the government research body CIS. While the figure has dropped from the 25.65 percent of mid-2014 it remains a serious problem, and for people under 25, the jobless rate is 52 percent. On top of that, there are 1.79 million families with all working-age members unemployed. Falling wages The economic crisis has hit Spanish workers harder than their counterparts in most other countries. Average salaries have fallen by an average of 2 per cent a year since 2007, more than anywhere else in Europe except Greece.

Spain's total workforce, some 7.7 million people, are so-called 'mileuristas', earning €1,000 a month or less. Rainbow marriages The expense of weddings and changing attitudes to traditional marriage have had an impact on post-crisis Spain. In 2000, the average rate of marriages per year per 1000 inhabitants was 5.4 but that fell to around 3.6 by 2010. The 2013 rate was just 3.3. There were 155,098 couples married in 2013, down 8 per cent on the previous year. Same-sex marriages accounted for 3,102 of those, a slight fall from 2012's 3,834 figure. A total of 30,453 gay and lesbian couples have been married in Spain since it was made legal in 2005. Life on the streets Figures on homelessness are notoriously difficult to obtain but Spain's national statistics institute reports that 22,938 people used the country's homeless hostels and shelters in 2012, the latest year for which numbers are available. Major Spanish charity Caritas, meanwhile, estimates there are over 30,000 people living on the streets in Spain, and highlights that there were 35.908 home evictions in the country from January to July 2013. Some 83 percent of the people evicted did not have another home, Caritas said. Source George Mills, local es

The mean average monthly salary in Spain in 2013 was just €1,324 while 34 per cent of the country's 16,682,861 employees earned the minimum wage of €645. Tax office figures show that almost half of Spain's total workforce, some 7.7 million people, are so-called

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Electricians Fully qualified All work undertaken Free Estimates

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to their Bar and Restaurant

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NEED A NEW KITCHEN? IDEOCOCINA, Torre Del Mar

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ince 1980 IDECOCINA has been engaged in designing and fitting all types of kitchens in all range of styles, including accessories and electrical appliances. They offer comprehensive service performed by their own company staff.

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They provide solutions for any space issues, storage and layout and provide the most convenient and economical option for you. They offer you solutions for your requirements and professionally advise you about any question regarding your kitchen.

TORROX

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From refurbishment works to installation of kitchens, they perform everything so that your kitchen is ready from the start in perfect conditions. Your only concern is to choose what you like the most and they will do the rest (See advert opposite for contact details).

Puente Don Manuel

Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust

We Speak English

Your Pets will enjoy a wonderful holiday surrounded by nature and in modern facilities For more information call us on:952 535 417 : 686 904 792 : 616 371 034

Periana - Tel 952 53 71 25 No. 14 Calle Iglesia - 29710 1000-1330 Tueday, Thursday & Friday Canillas de Aceituno - Tel 952 51 80 71 Calle Placeta, Edf. Arboso,bajo, 29716 1000- 1330 Monday & Wednesday Caleta de Velez - Tel 952 55 03 76 Calle Colonia de Puerto, 112 By appointment For appointments and any queries please call 691700587

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•April 2016 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April

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TAURUS

lans for getting together with a group of close friends may have to be called off because of sudden unexpected events. This could have you feeling somewhat down, Aries, especially if a romantic partner is involved.

GEMINI

LEO

LIBRA

CANCER

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temporary separation from someone close to you could have you reflecting on the good times you've spent together, especially over the past few weeks. You're likely to talk with him or her on the phone

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he special person in your life could be working too hard, causing strain for him or her and frustration for you. Their extra hours at work could interfere with your desire to enjoy quality time together.

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VIRGO

SCORPIO

ou might feel especially protective toward all those you love: children, family, friends, pets, and the special person in your life. Upsetting news might have you wondering about the future, but don't let it get you down.

SAGITTARIUS

22th November - 21st December

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oo much stress and strain over the past few days could cause you to clash with your partner. While not a disaster by any means this can put a damper on your day.

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he planetary energy has you feeling a bit sluggish this month. You'll probably want to stay home, surrounded by your books, pets, and plants, yet you know you have appointments to keep and responsibilities to fulfill.

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reams with mixed messages might trouble your sleep. One minute you'll be having a wonderful dream, and the next could be black and gloomy. Write them down. The message is probably more positive than it appears. 23rd August - 22th September

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ou might try to continue or complete a creative project of some kind, but your imagination just isn't working the way it normally does. Also, overindulgence could have you feeling a bit sluggish, which doesn't help the situation. 23rd October - 21st November

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oday you could make the acquaintance of actors, musician some of whom might be quite well known. Social occasions could bring valuable contacts your way, which you could make good use of later.

CAPRICORN

22th December - 19th January

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oney could be a source of worry .You might feel you've spent too much or perhaps some funds you were expecting have been held up. This is a delay and not a permanent situation.

omeone who lives far away, someone you haven't heard from for a long time, could give you a surprise phone call today. You'll be delighted and probably stay on the phone too long.

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verindulgence could have left you feeling a little woozy. You're may want to spend some days in bed, but the prospect of leaving tasks undone could cause you to push on anyway. Rest is good.

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin Tin Tin IS the place where you can go and have a full day of beauty treatment: Perm, colouring, hi and low light, wash & set also cuts for men and children, Acrylic nails, manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up. Nueva villa de C贸mpeta Mon-Wed -Fri (Just behind Caf茅 C贸mpeta) 10.00-13.30 &

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Creative and Fusion Kitchen Map Michael ’s See Spot 27 Upholstery

11b Calle del Carmen, Competa www.michaelsupholstery.es Tel: 952 55 34 64

Re-upholstery of antique and modern furniture.

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QUE TAL 29752 Sayalonga C/ 7 de Octubre, No.4 Tel: 681 040 976 You are invited to relax and enjoy the food prepared with love and care in our kitchen for your pleasure. We aim to present you an interesting combination of flavours. Let me share with you my passion for great food and fine art dining.

Kitchen open from 7.00pm Closed Tuesdays & Wednesday

Reservation recommended

CLINICA DENTAL Dr. Fernando G. Bajos Blindhuber PROFESSIONAL WINDOW TINTING & SOLAR BLINDS

Keep out the heat but keep the view! Enjoy the sunshine in comfort We tint: cars, mobile homes, offices, conservatories, patio doors, glass curtains, glazed balconies & yachts Infact: if its glass we’ll tint it!

Reduce:Heat, glare & expensive air con expenses

24hr Emergencies

Monday - Friday 9.am - 2pm & 4pm - 8pm Tel: 952 51 62 08

For more information contact: 902 888 176 / 644 546 176

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E K O J

How do you know when you’re too drunk to drive? When you swerve to miss a tree then realize it was your air freshener

A market researcher said ‘can I ask you 10 questions’, I said ‘go on’, she said ‘question number one, have you ever had a blackout?’ I said ‘no’, she went...and finally, question number

dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.” The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves. “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?” The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”

I met a Dutch girl with inflatable shoes last week, phoned her up to arrange a date but unfortunately she’d popped her clogs

I like to play chess with bald men in the park, although it’s hard to find 32 of them

Dyslexic man walks into a bra

I`ve got two children. To be honest I always wanted 3 children. Now I`ve got two, I only want one.

I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the

If you have 13 apples in one hand and 10 oranges in the other, what do you have? Big hands.

Two guys are walking down the street when a mugger approaches them and demands their money. They both grudgingly pull out their wallets and begin taking out their cash. Just then one guy turns to the other and hands him a bill. "Here’s that $20 I owe you," he says.

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

New Menu

Visit Casa Paco in the centre of the village and sample the best steaks in Competa and taste our fabulous wines from the local region. Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Tues -Sun 9am until close See Map Spot 5

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CAMPO CUTTINGS BY LORRAINE CAVANAGH What on Earth?

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n our constant quest at the Garden Centre for pest control without harmful chemicals we have, at last, managed to get hold of diatomaceous earth, or DE as it is commonly known. What on earth is that, you might ask! Diatomaceous Earth is a creamywhite talc-like powder, a soft, crumbly, porous sedimentary deposit that is actually the fossilised remains of marine phytoplankton, algae-like plants called diatom. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica. Over a long period of time the diatoms accumulate in the sediment of rivers, lakes and seas. Nowadays, we mine those silica deposits. Silica is very common in nature and makes up 26% of the earth's crust by weight; it is the second most abundant element found in soil. Some types of silica we would recognise are rocks, sand, clay, glass, asbestos, quartz and emeralds. It is also abundant in

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plants and plays a role in their growth and development. Its composition is approx. 78% silicon, 10% calcium, 5% sodium, 3% magnesium, 2% iron and several other trace elements. Significantly, whilst an effective and safe insecticide, it also feeds and nourishes our plants at the same time. Diatomaceous Earth is not poisonous and it does not have to be consumed by insects to be effective. Interestingly, because of its porous and abrasive nature, it works as an insectide on any bugs with an exoskeleton – things like ants, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, earwigs, aphids, thrips, scale insect, beetles, scorpions, slugs and snails. It causes the insects to dry out and die by absorbing all the fats and oils from the cuticle of the exoskeleton and then, literally, sucking the insect dry. It may sound rather macabre but, dehydration is quick and death is, apparently, rather rapid! It is not

harmful to mammals, including humans, because we have an internal skeleton with a layer of skin to protect us. We can eat it; in fact, we do eat it – probably without knowing – because there are thousands of non-pesticide products that contain food-grade diatomaceous earth. Things like toothpastes, skin-care products, medicines, water filters, paints and food and beverages. Many grains, for instance, are stored with diatomaceous earth because it stops bugs from eating the grain and it is used as a clarifier for both wines and beer Diatomaceous Earth has several benefits. Insects cannot build up a resistance to it, as is the case with many chemicals. It does not lose its effectiveness; as long as rain does not wash it away, it is working. And, as long as it is kept dry, its shelf life is infinite. It is 100% natural and is, thus, harmless to ourselves, children

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to have around bees or in their hives, so use it cautiously. Bees are said to avoid it but do not dust DE onto flowers and never use it when bees are around – so apply it late evening. Use sensibly, and only where needed. If you have some sort of infestation in a fruit tree, for instance, spray/dust the tree late evening and wrap it in an old sheet, sealing it tight. Leave for a couple of days, then hose down the tree; the DE will wash away, providing a liquid fertiliser for your tree at the same time and keeping the bees safe. And a final tip for smelly shoes! Dust DE in them and, magically, overnight all those horrible odours disappear! We have 500g pots for sale in the Garden Centre for €7, so come and be earthy – and less smelly! Viveros Florena – Probably the best little garden centre in Andalucía! and pets. In fact, it is often used to control fleas and ticks in animals. Just sprinkle it in their bedding, leave overnight, then wash to remove. It can also be applied direct to the pet´s skin, leave for a day or two to have effect, then shampoo it away. It is also used to treat mites in chickens. There are people that take food-grade DE internally; silica is required by bones, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and most of our vital organs. Please note that there are different grades of DE; that used for swimming pool filters can be dangerous. Exercise common sense as always. DE powder is extremely fine; try to avoid breathing it in. Large scale inhalation can cause irritation in nasal passages and lungs, with coughing and shortness of breath, especially in asthmatics. Once the powder has settled, it will not cause any problem. It is especially useful where you

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have an insect problem. It can be sprinkled, very finely, onto ants' nests, cockroach runs and in doorways where insects may be entering. Sprinkle it around your plants to prevent slug/snail damage; around pots to kill/prevent vine weevil and even directly onto plants with aphid/scale insect infestations. It´s a good one, for instance, to kill off the cochineal beetle that is sucking dry our prickly pears. It will be effective until heavy rain washes it away. If you prefer, it can also be diluted in water and sprayed onto plants. Now to the nitty-gritty – what about our beneficial insects, our bees, lacewings, ladybirds, earthworms? Well, research shows that earthworms are not affected by DE; the worms' gooey mucous coating that helps them glide through the soil protects it. Equally, the furry coating of bees helps to protect them from the cutting action of the powder. However, it is not a desirable thing

Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. Shop on-line with us for unusual plants, plug plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products and my books. Winter Hours, October to May: 10 – 4, Closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours, June, July & September: 9 – 2, Closed Sundays & Mondays and August. Viveros Florena, Crtra. Algarrobo/Cómpeta, km 2, Cómpeta, 29754, Málaga Tel: 689928201 Web: www.viverosflorena.com Email: florenaspain@hotmail.com And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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Local News 669.682.139 (English) or 689.111.352 (Spanish).

AXALON CHOIR On Saturday 12th March, Axalon Choir - composed of Coral Coraxalia from La Viñuela and One Voice from Competa - under the direction of D. Eusebio Pita, participated in VI Choir Festival "Granada Winters". The concert was sponsored by The Literary and Artistic Centre of Granada and organized by the Federico Garcia Lorca Choir, under the direction of D. Algis Zaboras. The event was very well received by the public and the critics. There was a special mention of Axalon Choir, which has been invited to take part in VII International Choir Festival, season 2017 of "Granada Winters" with the performance of "Carmina Burana".

The Choir has also been invited by the choir 'Iris Ensemble' from Padua -Italy- to perform in a concert in that city in 2017. In the next few weeks Axalon Choir will be inviting new singers with experience and or musical knowledge to join them to take part in these projects. For more information, email eucorax@hotmail.es, Mobile

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CAS FUND RAISING NEWS The Punta Lara Bar is proud to present their next Costa Animal Society (CAS) quiz on Friday, April 22 at 7.30 for 8.00pm. With spring in the air, this month's quiz promises to be fun and full of surprises. So come on down for an enjoyable evening and help Quiz Master Laura support a wonderful charity. Food and drink is available at the bar and the entrance fee of €3 plus all the raffle proceeds goes toward helping the animals. Please book with Mark at 635 369 673. Look out for the Costa Animal Society (CAS) at Nerja's annual Residents' Day on Sunday, April 17, where volunteers will present a tombola and information booth, as well as a bar featuring English food. Residents' Day is always a good day out for the entire family with a full calendar of entertainment organised by the town hall. Visit the numerous stalls and food venues put on by local clubs, charities and small businesses and sample the culture and dishes from a variety of foreign residents who live in our area. Residents' Day is held each year in Plaza España behind the Nerja Town Hall. Join the Costa Animal Society (CAS) for a traditional afternoon tea on Thursday, April 28, in Maro and help the charity raise

much needed funds while enjoying a lovely afternoon in good company. Finger food and tea will be on offer, as well as a fun raffle. Also, please bring any unwanted or broken jewelry - no amount or item is too small! - as a donation to CAS which will be turned into extra cash for the coffers. The afternoon tea costs €6 per person and bookings can be made with Vera on 608 876 488.

Early news of a Sunday afternoon rooftop barbeque to be held in aid of the Costa Animal Society (CAS) in May. The venue will be the Detunda Restaurant in Maro where the ticket price of €20 will include a main meal, a dessert and half a bottle of wine per person. There will also be live music at the event which begins at 2.00pm on Sunday, May 29. Please book in advance with the CAS office on 952 523 607 or with Diana on 679 714 612.The Costa Animal Society (CAS) would like to thank pet behaviorist Jim Stephens for an informative yet entertaining talk last month at the Fellowship Of The King Church in Nerja. Jim discussed common pet behavioral issues and also focused on adopting rescue animals. Importantly, he helped CAS raise nearly €300 in the process. CAS members are looking forward to his return in the autumn when they will be inviting him to host another evening.

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COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS ·Thursday the 23rd of April is “Día del libro” (world book day). More information can be obtained at the town hall. ·The Ayuntamiento has developed an application that initially, users who install it can select which category of news they want to receive on their mobile devices (sports, culture, local police ...), also they can easily access the telephone numbers of the municipality, calling from the same application. The application also allows you to do citizen surveys quickly and nimbly and finally offers the opportunity to and as users to notify the Ayuntamiento of incidents in the municipality, such as damage or areas that require special care. The application will continue to grow, adding small changes and improvements and is now available on both platforms most used Android (Google Play) and IOS (App Store) under the name of Ayuntamiento de Cómpeta mobile devices. ·Museum of Sacred Art: The temporary exhibition at the Museum of Sacred Art has been improved with a new collection of paintings, sculptures and liturgical objects. Visit 3 museums under 1 roof. Entrance is free!

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·To facilitate garbage collection in the campo every day and following the request of many residents the Ayuntamiento has placed containers at the entrances of the lanes to deposit in them the domestic solid waste. The containers will be located at: El Pulido, la Mata, Zarja, Benamayor, Ventarreal, El Cerro, Loma Sepultura, El Atajo... We would like to inform that the “Punto Limpio” at the Adelfas at the Circunvalacion road has been closed. All those who need to dispose of furniture or other objects can take them to “Punto Limpio” on the Torrox Road. (Piedra Ora). At the same time, we would like to inform you that the Ayuntamiento provides a home collection service for furniture, for that service, contact the Ayuntamiento by calling 952516006. We work to improve our services. ·Fire Station: Every effort bears fruit, after the work of the government team headed by our Mayor, Cómpeta has a fire station! Shortly, the opening date will be communicated. ·Facebook! Are you on Facebook and want to be informed of the latest news of the town hall in Cómpeta? You can find us on: www.facebook.com/ayuntamient odecompeta ECO SCIENTIST EXHIBITION A New exhibition in Torre del Mar is aiming to get people thinking about what the planet means to them. The environmental association Protecma has unveiled the EcoScientia Planet exhibition, which is currently taking place in the Azucarera

Museum. Visitors will be educated and encouraged to think critically about such pressing environmental topics as renewable energy, global warming, endangered animals, noise pollution and microecology. The show is open from 9am to 3pm daily until April 30.

NERJA BOAT YARD The only two boatyards in Nerja could be heading for closure within months.The conflict involving the owner of the land, Sociedad Azucarera Larios S. A. (SALSA), the Junta de Andalucía and Nerja Town Hall started in 2014. The boatyards, which have been on the El Playazo beach for more than 20 years, along with four chiringuitos (beach bars) that are also located in the same area, are allegedly infringing the Ley de Costas (coastal law) by invading public right of way without permission. They are also all situated on protected coastal land.

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Hairdressers Tin Tin Hairdressers Tel: 952 516 416 E.G.O Tel: 616 022 734

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Drains Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

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Electricians Tel: 952 96 78 03 www.malagaclima.com

Cooling and Heating Solutions Sales, Service & Installation

Dr. Bernadette Veeger - General Practitioner

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Mike 606 246 902

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Buggy Tours www.buggytours.net Tel: 653 635 180

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Mechanics & Recovery

Doors & Wardrobes Raul Chica: 653 634 633 Torre del Mar (Malaga)

Kennels & Pets Raza Hotel for dogs Tel: 952 535 417

Language Schools Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

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Restaurants & Bars El Pilon - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 35 12 Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Rd Tel: 654 86 90 83 The Balcon Hotel - - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 36 62 El Recreo - Cómpeta Tel: 951 51 60 43 La Extremeña - Archez Tel: 686 558 362 Casa Paco - Competa Tel: 952 516 077 El Pino Restaurant - Torrox Tel: 952 968 106 Perico’s - Competa Tel: 952 553 739 El Cortico - Competa Tel:952 553 647 AliOli - Competa Tel: 952 516 137 Bar Amalia - Archez Tel: 634 302 480


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Spa’s & Saunas

Delprado Solicitors Tel: 95 252 72 74

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APRIL CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. stgeorgemalaga.org. and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LAKE VINUELA SOCIAL CLUB We meet on the 1st THURSDAY of the month from 12noon until approx. 2.30pm followed by lunch at Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, open the box, bingo and a guest speaker. For further details please contact 676772693 or email lake.vinuela@yahoo.co.uk LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Please also see the web site for daily activities in the Centre. Tuesday 12th April– Photography Club. From “Good Shot” to “Great Shot”, with Rob Bell Photography. Time at the Centre 16:00h. Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Wednesday 13th April – Coach Excursion to Salobreña & Kitty Harri´s Sculpture Garden. Ticket price per person 29 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fundraising. Departure times: Viñuela (Football Pitch) 8.40h, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 9.00h, Caleta (opposite Vets) 9.10h, Algarrobo (Lidl) 9.15h. Friday 15TH April – Taizé Prayer. Time 20.45h. Tuesday 19th April – Photography Club. From “Good Shot” to “Great Shot”, with Rob Bell Photography. Time at the Centre 16:00h. Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre.

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Proceeds for fund raising. Thursday 21st April - Excursion to Gibraltar. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta (Vets) 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. Thursday 28th April – Spring and Summer Fashion Show with a welcome glass of wine or fruit juice.Ticket price 4 Euros available at the Centre, all proceeds to fund raising. Time 15.30 for 16.00h. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards

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EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185.El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-1.30pm TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website www.RBL-Losromanes.org.uk or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079

NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, on the third Thursday of each month. Also at Pena Parda Hotel, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For Al Andalus contact Vera on Tel: 952967200 and for Pena Parda contact Kate on Tel: 958632704. For further information on the branch please contact Dave on 654085811 or visit our websiterblnerja.wordpress.com

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SAYALONGA: Calle Calvario s/n, Tel: (0034) 952 535 043

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COMPETA: Avda. de la Constituci贸n, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 .

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COMPETA

Beautiful mature country villa with 2 separate guest suites, 10mt x 5mt pool and double car port. Many features including under floor heating, air con, sun awnings & electric gates. Stunning sea views, easy access and close to the village. EPC rating E

Wonderful south facing modern town house with large garage. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living room / dining room with log burner, gorgeous terrace with a glimpse of the sea. Walking distance to all local amenities.

Ref: T841

450,000 euro

Awaiting EPC Ref: C1289

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email: clara@taurusrealestate.com

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SAYALONGA Luxurious 180m2 country villa in a spectacular location. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge living/dining room, stunning f/f kitchen and utility room. Fabulous pool terrace with outside kitchen, BBQ and much, much more! Sea, mountain & countryside views. EPC rating G Ref: T827

345,000 euro

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CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA

CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA

Marvellous 2 storey urban villa in an elevated position close to the borders of Lake Vi帽uela. 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, diner, lounge, spacious terrace with 2,5mt x 5mt swimming pool, authentic features. Excellent access and amazing views! Awaiting EPC

Lovely village house in easily accessible location on the edge of the village. Open plan living / dining room, spacious double bedroom, fitted kitchen, bathroom, mezzanine (could be a single bedroom). 2 super roof terraces with lovely views. Ideal holiday retreat with extraordinary rental potential at a bargain price! EPC rating G

Delightful country villa with excellent concrete access and within walking distance to the villages of C贸mpeta and Canillas de Albaida. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool and garage.

Ref: C3429

155,000 euro

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EPC rating F Ref: C3461

259,000 euro

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