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The Sentinella Axarquia Edition No 150

March 17

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zon bestseller having reached number one in two categories. Shortly, I will begin writing the third and final book in the Light series, The Light: A Book of Truth. Books, books, books… I guess it was inevitable that my career and pas-

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times would revolve around such word-filled wonders. After all, I started reading at the age of two (thanks to my mum’s amazing teaching skills) and frequently read eight or more children’s books a day after visits to the local library. I loved books then and I still love them now. Not only do I write books as a fun way to pass the time, but I also edit them as my career / main business. So if you have a book inside you that’s fighting to get out there to the world, or if you have written one but it needs editing or publishing then check out my website, – I will promise to give it lots of Love, Light, and attention.

Deposito Legal MA-1435-2005 No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there!

The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel Magazine. May he rest in peace. (Born; 1960 Died; 2004)

My husband T, our baby Ty, and I have now been in Spain for three and a half months and we are staying until the middle of April, after which we return to Ojai, CA. For us, Ojai is home and it’s our sacred sanctuary where we feel we belong. However, we vow to make the most of our remaining days here in Spain.


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Strange News When time allows, while here, we love visiting little Spanish towns and villages. And if we’re lucky we might even catch a feria or festival. Speaking of which, from the April edition we will include information on upcoming ferias and festivals in each edition of The Sentinella. They are a great way to let down your hair and have some fun, the local, Spanish way. And it will sure beat spending the day or night sitting on a bar stool. So keep your eye out for each month’s ferias in the area and who knows, one of us might even see you there…

Keidi Keating

Editor (of the original little mag)!

Trump blow People have been venting their frustration at the Trump administration in many ways. Thousands took part in protests across the UK in opposition to the White House’s Muslim ban in scenes that have been repeated the world over since the Republican’s inauguration. But if you’re looking for a quick fix then you could, like 400 million others, visit The idea is simple but man, is it satisfying. It essentially involves blowing a trumpet in the billionaire’s face and watching his inscrutable hair blow in the wind. Of course, it won’t change anything, but it might make you feel briefly better about life. Danger kid A five-year-old boy was reportedly handcuffed and held in custody for five hours because he may have been ‘a threat to America’. The child was one of more than 100 people held at airports across the United States after Donald Trump signed an order banning travel from seven majority Muslim countries. At Washington DC’s Dulles Airport, the schoolboy was allegedly separated from his mother after he was deemed a possible threat. He was later identified to be a US citizen who lives in Maryland. Speaking after the incident, Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer said: ‘To assume that just because of someone’s age and gender that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong.’

Countries Of The World......................Page 24 Essential Oils......................................Page 46 Urban Dictionary..................................Page 50 Useless Facts......................................Page 66 Food As Medicine...............................Page 69 Faceless.............................................Page 79 Celebs Then & Now............................Page 82 Fruit & Veg Facts................................Page 86 Film Review.........................................Page 96 Where’s Waldo....................................Page 100 Horoscopes.......................................Page 101 Jokes.................................................Page 108 Puzzle Pages....................................Page 110 Competition.......................................Page 114

Ape TV An animal reserve in the Netherlands is having apes respond to images of their fellow creatures on a tablet, under a programme dubbed ‘Tinder for orangutans’ by the Dutch press. To better understand their emotions, orangutans and bonobos at the Apenheul Primate Park near the central town of Apeldoorn are shown pictures of other apes, and researchers evaluate their responses – from neutral to aggressive. ‘After seeing the photos, the monkeys have to push a button on the screen,’ the spokesman for the park said. ‘In this way we can measure their capacity for reaction.’ The local De Stentor newspaper wrote: ‘Apenheul wants to know if female orangutans like Samboja, looking at pictures on a tablet, can show a preference for potential mates, before they are flown to the Netherlands.’ But the study had to be suspended for the orangutans after Samboja – a young female – destroyed a tablet showing potential suitors.


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Funny Facts About Donald Trump The most topical man in the world..... 1. He is oversensitive about the size of his fingers. Several decades ago, an editor at Vanity Fair dubbed President Trump a “shortfingered vulgarian.” President Trump was so bothered by the statement that he reportedly sends photos of his hands to the editor at the magazine with his fingers circled in gold sharpie. Not only does he send these photos periodically, but he sent tracings of his hands to prove that his fingers were proportionate. 2. He had his own board game. Trump: The Board Game was released by Milton Bradley in 1989 after President Trump began his rise to success. He had become an icon in the media after using a loan from his father to create a multi million dollar real estate empire. The game allowed players to try and recreate President Trump’s rise to fortune, but it was also possible to lose everything, much like President Trump himself the year after the game was released. The game was a huge flop.

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3. He offered former president Obama free golf for life. This fact is strange because President Trump really thought this plan would work. The billionaire offered to let Barack Obama golf for free at any of his golf courses. There was one catch though: Obama would have to resign from the presidency. Obviously free golf was not a large enough incentive to give up the presidency and Obama decided to instead remain the leader of the free world. 4. In 1991, he was billions of dollars in debt. In 1991, President Donald Trump owed billions to several different banks and had to divide up his wealth and assets in order to pay his debts. American Express took his yacht, Citigroup took an airline and several retail businesses, and Bankers Trust got control of the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan. None of the banks were happy to get the property and assets in the middle of the recession, but it was the only way to reclaim some of their money, even if they wouldn’t be able to make money from the properties for several years.

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De Cotta Clausula Suelo Mortgage Floor Clause Claims Do you have a Mortgage on your Spanish property? Following a judgment of the European Court of Justice on 21st December 2016 you may be able to claim compensation from your bank if your mortgage contains a floor clause. Many Spanish mortgages were linked to a variable interest rate such as the European Borrowing Rate (Euribor). A lot of these mortgages had a floor clause which meant even when the official interest rate dropped to a very low level, the customers mortgage was stuck at the floor rate. This meant people were paying much more than they should have been. If you have one of these mortgages, you can now claim for the wrongly charged interest going back to 2008 in many cases. The losses could be €200 or more per month on a mortgage of €150,000 which means that claims could be as high as €20,000. On Friday 20th January, the Spanish government published draft legislation by way of a Royal Decree (Real Decreto) known as “Royal Decree 1/2017 of 20 January on urgent measures for the protection of Consumers in floor clause cases”. It sets up a scheme for claiming compensation with time limits for the banks to respond and settle. There are a number of conditions attached to the scheme. Banks have one month to publicise their complaints mechanism for these claims, with a deadline of 21st February. How-

ever some elements of the scheme mean that it is fairly toothless as there are no proposed sanctions on the banks for failure to comply. In some cases it may still be necessary to take the bank to court. Similarly the costs of the notary and registry in setting up mortgages can now be claimed from the banks in some cases. If you suspect that you may have a mortgage containing this clause and you are interested in claiming compensation, contact us for a free review of your mortgage deed on, or call 951 315161 to arrange a consultation at one of our offices in Nerja, Coín or Mijas Costa. See main advert below




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History Lesson Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May.... ...and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water.. Houses had thatched roofs, thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying. It's raining cats and dogs. There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, Dirt poor. The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence the saying a threshhold. (Getting quite an education, aren't you?) In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors

came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, bring home the bacon. They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the "upper crust" . Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone house and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realised they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth...Now, whoever said history was boring!



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Strange Holidays In March Weird days in March....

National Cheerleading Safety Month

Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month

National Colour Therapy Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

National Eye Donor Month

Credit Education Month

National Frozen Food Month

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Month

National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month

Honour Society Awareness Month

National Kidney Month

Humorists Are Artists Month

National Noodle Month

International Expect Success Month

National Peanut Month

International Ideas Month

National Umbrella Month

International Listening Awareness Month

National Women's History Month

Mad for Plaid Month

Play The Recorder Month

Malignant Hypertension Awareness & Training Month

Poison Prevention Awareness Month

National Caffeine Awareness Month

Sing With Your Child Month

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Canillas de Aceituna - Tel: 952 51 80 71 C/Placeta, Edf. Arboso, Bajo Monday & Wednesday 10am - 1.30pm Caleta de Velez - Tel: 952 55 03 76 C/Colonia de Puerto, 112 Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 1.30pm by appointment Periana - Tel: 952 53 71 25 C/Iglesia, 14 Tuesday 10am - 1.30pm by appointment For appointments and any queries please Call: 691 700 587

Last month saw the opening of a new Estate Agents in Benajarafe, Cta. Almeria 194. Dierk the new owner of Axarquia Properties has been in the Real Estate business for over 20 years and has known the Axarquia area for over 8 years now. Lorraine who will be working alongside Dierk in the office will be available at the end of the phone or on email ready to list your property for sale. Also working around the clock is Annette she will be doing the viewings and will help the clients with the sales. If you would like to get your property sold this year, contact the office on: 952 436 781 or 609 436 537 or email: See main advert opposite

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TORROX C Unisex Professional hairdresser with experience in two of the most top named hair salons in Nerja Erica has now opened her own salon in Torrox Costa!!! Erica Villegas. Erica will give you a very warm welcome and is fluent in English and is Spanish speaking. Facebook: Erica Villegas Estilistas Torrox Costa/E-mail: C/Centro Internacional - Bq77-nr. 2. Call: 610 876 127 Tejidos Belen specialists in cushions, pillows, accessories, interior and exterior decoration. We repair your sofas and terrace furniture to measure. Call 952 531 732 or 617 553 880 Pol. Cortijo Amaya Nave 13 Torrox Costa. The German Bakery have been 10 years in Torrox. They offer a wide range of products eg: German bread, rolls, pasteries, cakes, sandwiches, sweet snacks & fresh coffee. The bakery offers daily fresh bread & bakery products. Orders can be placed by phone, email or sms. Be prepared for Birthdays and special occasion cakes. Special orders can be made as late as two days notice. Our products are made from the finest of ingredients which allows you to enjoy a healthy balanced diet. We only use natural products without flavouring or additivies. We have something for everyone, & special rates for events and functions. A great Nepali and Indian Restaurant in Torrox Costa, Buddha House. A modern restaurant with classic dishes and Buddha House specials. Closed on Monday. Ctra. El Penoncillo 11, Torrox Costa. See FB page Buddhahouse Torrox Costa. The Torrox Concert Piano Bar renowned for it’s Music & Laughter! Live Music, Coffee, Drinks, Cocktails, Exhibitions & Fashion. There are different activities in such a unique meeting place! Bookings are advisable on 648 746 873. Open Everyday 10.30am - 7.30pm, Closed Tuesday. Avda. America, Blq 85, Torrox Costa. Raza Hotel have excellent facilities for your Dog, Cat or Rabbit, the perfect Hotel for your pets while you are away. In the countryside your dogs can enjoy secure outdoor play areas with toys provided & kennels with indoor sleeping area & outside run. For Cats, large catteries with cosy beds, toys & activities to keep them occupied. The Raza Hotel also offer a safe place to leave your Rabbit or Parrot as well as providing dog grooming services. Open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week. If you would like to visit, Paco & Antonio would be happy to show you the facilities. For more info call: 952 52 5417, 646 75 24 63, or email: or visit the Fischhaus - Nordsee Fish Deli Weekly fresh deliveries from the North Sea Coast. Smoked fish from our own Smokehouse in Torrox. Salmon breakfast every day from 10am. Open Mon - Fri 10am - 7pm and closed Saturday and Sunday. Kitchen open until 6.30pm. Tel: 637 041 155 to find out more.

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Rafters Rastro – New 2 You Shop. We buy and sell your unwanted household items. We sell a huge variety of goods which are changing every day. Normally we have in stock; a wide range of furniture, lamps, vases, ornaments, general bric a brac, books and good quality second- hand clothes. Contact Alan or Wendy. La llave de oro, C/Granada 88, Nerja, 952 524 651. Locksmith 24 hrs emergency service, 606 939 929, opening and repairing safes, armoured doors, authorised technical service, key cutting, supplier for quality padlocks, safes and other security products. Chatelin ortopedia & chiropodist/pedicura practice we are a company with over 30 years experience in the orthopedic sector. linda is a qualified chiropodist and henry is a certified prothesis and orthesis maker. for all your inlays and sport inlays, making and repairing prothesis and orthesis, corset-knee, ankle and wrist supports, wheelchairs, walking aids, beds, rehabilitation articles monday - thursday 10am 2pm and 3pm - 6pm. call: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857 Visit Ink & Chips on C/ Antonio Ferrandis, 27. They have all you need for your PC, such as ink cartridges & peripherals as well as laptop & printer sales. They also offer a technical service 365 days a year. Belga, Our chef is committed to a philosophy of quality food sourcing, with an emphasis on seasonal, local and artisan ingredients. Nick keeps the art of real cooking alive, preparing dishes from scratch with the best ingredients, to bring you real taste and real value. We also have 40 different Belgian beers. DentadanÊs Dental Clinic offer top-quality Scandinavian dental care at competitive prices-a successful concept that has been used since the clinic was established in Maro (Nerja) in 1991. We have two Danish dentists (one female, one male) ready to solve all your dental problems. Please visit our website at for a full list of treatments & prices as well as directions to & pictures of the clinic. Open Mon -Friday 10am-5pm including all summer months. We speak English, Danish/Scandinavian, German, Spanish, French & Italian. Tel: 952 52 96 66.

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Axarquia Solicitors - Update TAXES TO PAY WHEN BUYING OR SELLING A PROPERTY IN SPAIN If you are considering purchasing or selling a property in Spain then you should be aware that a number of taxes have to be paid so that you can be budget for them in advance and take them into account in the agreed price. TAX CORRESPONDING TO BUYER:1-“IMPUESTOS DE TRANSMISIONES PATRIMONIALES” (ITP) - This tax is payable whenever a second hand property changes hands whether by sale or inheritance. It is generally calculated at a rate of 8% of sale prices up to 400,000€. If the selling price is higher other increased percentages are applied to the difference. It should be paid within 30 days of the signing of the purchase deed. 2-VAT +ITP - In the case of the purchase of a new property when the buyer is the first occupier the tax charged would then be VAT, which is calculated at a rate of 10% of the sale price of the property and in addition 1.5% ITP would also be applied. TAX CORRESPONDING TO VENDOR:1-“PLUSVALIA” – This is a municipal tax payable every time a property changes hands whether by sale or inheritance. This is a charge for the increase in the value of the land during the years of ownership and is calculated by the

Town Hall based on the Cadastral value. 2-MODELO 211 RETENCIóN EN LA ADQUISICIóN DE BIENES INMUEBLES A NO RESIDENTES – This is a retention made when a vendor is not a resident in Spain. 3% of the selling price will be retained at the time of completion and duly paid to the Spanish Tax Office to cover any Capital Gains Tax which may be due. If no profit has been made and the vendor is up to date with his tax obligations he/she can apply for a refund. As you can see the payment and payment deadlines, together with any other problems or complications that may arise during the purchase or sale of a property, require a specific knowledge, so the services of an experienced Lawyer is essential. Axarquía Solicitors is part of Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of lawyers that have more than 15 years experience assisting foreign buyers and vendors in Andalucia. Don’t hesitate to contact us, to arrange your, free, no obligation appointment to discuss the above or any other legal matter. Please Email: or ring 952901225

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Wonderful 5 Bed 4 Bath Villa with Guest House (413m² built, 1,048m² plot), quiet location, just 2 minutes from the beach, sea views. Ground floor: lounge/ dining room with a fire place and air conditioning, f/f kitchen, a terrace with a beautiful balustrade, 3 beds (master en-suite), storage & porch. Upper floor: large room & huge terrace, Lower floor: lounge/dining room, American kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom, laundry & storage. Guest house: studio with American kitchen, a bathroom, 2 garages & roof terrace. Beautiful swimming pool & mature gardens

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Lovely 3 Bed 3 Bath Villa (including separate apartment), (140m² built, 630m² plot), good access & fabulous lake & mountain views. Main floor: spacious lounge/dining room with covered terrace, f/f kitchen, 2 double beds (master en-suite), family bathroom & utility room. Lower floor: self-contained apartment with f/f kitchen, living room, double bedroom & bathroom. 8m x 4m pool, outside bar, various covered and sunny terraces, water deposit & car port

Sales Price: 199,950€ (REALISTIC PRICE FOR QUICK SALE!) Torre del Mar office: Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, (opposite bus station)

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Superb Very Modern 4 Bed 2.5 Bath

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Excellent 4 Bed 3 Bath End Townhouse (142m² built), close to the beach and the golf course, hallway, spacious lounge/dining room, large f/f kitchen, utility room, 4 double beds (master en-suite), 2 further bathrooms, driveway, parking, lovely garden with great sea views, large communal pool & children’s play area

Sales Price: 199,950€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 262,500€ (NEW!)

Townhouse (120m² built) spectacular sea views. Entrance with large terrace/private parking, reception area, lounge/dining room (with terrace), f/f kitchen, guest WC, 4 double bedrooms (all with balconies), 2 bathrooms,

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Lovely 3 Bed Rural Villa (100m² built, 2,500m² plot), very peaceful area, spectacular mountain & lake views & 5 km from the National Park. The accommodation is all on one level with a living room, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Outside there is a BBQ area, a swimming pool, various terraces and parking. The villa is accessed via a 1. 8 km track

Fantastic 4 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse situated in highly desirable area, walking distance to beach, and all local amenities. Accommodation comprises lounge/dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, various balconies & terraces, a large private garage, sun lounge, central heating, air conditioning and satellite TV

Rental Price: 550€ per month

Rental Price: 900€ per month

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In the late 1700's, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board was folded down from the wall and used for dining. The "head of the household" always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Once in a while an invited guest would be offered to sit in this chair during a meal whom was almost always a man. To sit-in the chair meant you were important and in charge. Sitting in the chair, one was called the "chair man." Today, in business, we use the expression/title "Chairman." The US interstate highway system requires that one mile in every five be straight. These straight sections function as airstrips in times of war and other emergencies. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

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CONSTRUCTION Active Construction was originally established in 2001 as a subsidiary of Axarquia Pools to handle general building projects in a very competitive market. It has since become a stand alone company and to date employs eight full time staff, all fully trained in all aspects of the building trade. Our reputation and commitment to providing a first class service, which we deliver on time and within budget, precedes us.

“Completed job of a large natural stone cladding project completed with new brick pillars & gate” Pictures left & right Active Construction is a fully registered Spanish company licensed to carry out work from 100€ to 250,000€. To this end we have a very comprehensive insurance policy and guarantee scheme in place. Active Construction covers the whole of the Axarquia region from Marbella to Motril and as far inland as Moclin and Granada.

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Food As Medicine Welcome to our Food As Medicine section... Each month we will be featuring different fresh food items and showing you how they help us all to stay healthy and happy. We'll also be suggesting how you can use your diet to address many common ailments that affect us all from time to time. No 3. Beetroot A Brief History‌ Native to Southern Europe, beetroot and beet leaves have been enjoyed by Mediterranean populations for millennia. Originally, beets evolved from the wild sea beet. The Babylonians ate the root around 4000 years ago, the Ancient Greeks only ate the leaves, preferring to save the roots for medicine and the Romans began cultivation, eating the leaves and regarding the root as an aphrodisiac. The Food... A variety of Beta Vulgaris, like chard and spinach, beets are also a member of the poisonous Nightshade family (Solanaceae). Sometimes called "Blood Turnips" they are commonly red but can also be golden, white or striped. Delicious and versatile, beetroot and beet leaves can be used in appetisers, soups, main courses, salads, desserts and even beverages. The Medicine... Beets are fabulous medicine for everyone with over 80 different nutrients. Also a natural nerve tonic, they are a healthy source of Vitamins A, B folate, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and K. Other nutrients include; amino acids, dietary fibre, niacin, flavonoids, beta carotene, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium, magnesium, sodium, sulphur, calcium, silicon, copper, boron and phosphorus. They are also rich in antioxidants. Beet and beet leaves can also be used in the treatment of: High Blood Pressure, Raised Triglycerides, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Anaemia, Indigestion, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Lumbago and Dandruff. The Side Effects... Reduces Birth Defects, Repairs DNA, Boosts heart health, Balances the body's PH, Helps prevent strokes, Rebuilds red blood cells, Contains anti-cancer properties, Weight loss, Cleanses liver, Feeds and cleans

kidneys and gall bladder, Renews damaged cells in the immune system, Purifies and improves blood circulation, Fights inflammation. Did You Know? Beetroot contains feel-good tryptophan, the same chemical that is present in chocolate and Aphrodite, the Greek goddess accredited her powers of beauty and love to the beetroot. For Expectant Mothers... If you're pregnant, beets should be your new best friend. Beets contain Vitamin B folate which in turn aids in the development of the baby's spinal column, DNA, and RNA. Vitamin B folate is extremely vital to all normal tissue growth. One cup of beets contains 136 grams of folate, and amazingly only 75 calories. A Word Of Warning: Beets contain oxalates and in excess can cause bodily fluids to crystallise. They can exacerbate kidney and bladder stones. See main advert below


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Monthly Baking Blog By Susan Jane Scrumptious Sicilian Cannoli Inspired by a recent trip to Sicily where, delving into local back streets stumbling across exciting little eateries, cafes and street food stalls that were filled with such delicious sights, smells and aromas, we took a pit stop at a small cafe and there, stumbled across the lusciously sweet Sicilian Cannoli. A delicacy that can be eaten alone, with a coffee or even as a dessert. As you bite through the crisp wafer like exterior it cracks open and the heavenly cream cheese interior oozes into your mouth.... yummm heaven on a plate! I had a go at making these upon my return home and they are quite straight forward. Below is the recipe I used, so have a go. If you don’t feel up to making the cannoli shell exterior you could always substitute this and fill a small ice cream cone instead. This really is a very quick and easy dessert or treat to make for a quick family meal or an ‘al fresco’ get together with friends.

1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix them together slowly and carefully, do not over beat or the mixture will separate and the mixture will become watery. Set aside the mixture. 2. **You can add whatever takes your fancy to the cream cheese mixture, - fruit, chocolate, fudge, nuts... I chose Oreo cookies, a personal favourite, they worked well and tasted delicious. Cannoli Shells 200g Plain flour 25g Cinnamon (optional) 25g Sugar 25g Margarine 1/4 cup of water with a teaspoon of whisky. 1. Sift the flour and sugar, then add the margarine and mix it. 2. Add the water/ whisky mixture. 3. Mix it with your hands until it makes a dough consistency. 4. Roll it out and cut 4 inch circles. 5. Wrap each circle around a wooden spoon handle or something of similar dimension to give you the tube shape. 6. Put a little beaten egg on the end to seal it. 7. Shallow dry in hot oil until light brown. 8. Remove from the oil, drain and cool.

Cannoli Filling 100g of drained Ricotta cheese (available in Mercadona called ‘Requesόn’) 50g Regular Cream Cheese 100g Granulated Sugar ** Crushed Oreo Cookies or Choc chips

9. Once the shells are cool fill each one with the cream cheese mixture.

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Do You Need Your Persiana Blind Fixing? Many Spanish houses have persianas (roller blinds) fitted to their windows. These roll up and down and are operated by a pull cord (actually a broad strap) which reels itself away into the receptacle at the bottom of the window. The main object is to keep the house cool, and you will see many spanish houses with their persianas shut during the heat of the day. They are fitted to come down over a window to give shade, security and privacy and are usually operated from inside the room by a cord or sometimes they are worked by an electric motor. The persianas will last for years, but when they go wrong they can be fiddly to fix. This is where Chris who has been living in the Axarquia area for just over 2 years and before for a year in La Cala, he is a plumber by trade, but like most plumbers is an all round handyman and has

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All About Down Under The questions below about Australia are from potential visitors. They were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a sense of humour. Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? (UK). A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die. Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA) A: Depends how much you've been drinking. Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks (Sweden)? A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water. Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay? (UK) A: What did your last slave die of?

A: No, we are a peaceful civilisation of vegan hunter/gatherers. Milk is illegal. Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (USA) A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets. Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA) A: It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of Gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking. Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia? (USA) A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia? (USA) A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not... oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked. Q: Which direction is North in Australia? (USA) A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions. Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK) A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do. Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA) A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is... oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked. Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia? (UK) A: You are a British politician, right? Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year round? (Germany)

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The Light: A Book Of Knowing Hooray, my new Light book is out now and here is a little information to shine your way... (although hopefully not in your eyes!) The Light: A Book of Knowing is an incredible collection of teachings from over 20 heart-centered luminaries, all contained in one powerful book. Each chapter includes insights, teachings, and exercises designed to help take your spiritual awakening to the next level., and help you achieve increased happiness, growth, enlightenment, and connection. The book features chapters and teachings by lumunaries including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dada J.P. Vaswani, Pujya Swamiji, Anita Moorjani, Bruce Lipton, Deva Premal and Miten, Joe Vitale, Jeff Foster, Richard Waterborn, Terry Tillman (my husband), and more... This is the second book in a three-part series, which takes you on a journey to enlightenment. The first book is called The Light: A Book of Wisdom. The last book in the series is currently

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Do I Really Have Sciatica? Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disc, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg. Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with non-operative treatments in a few weeks, such as remedial massage therapy, manipulation and stretching. If your pain is only located in the lower back and buttock, but there is no nerve sensation down the leg, you could be suffering from piriformis syndrome. Although this can eventually irritate the sciatic nerve, it means that you have a good chance of preventing this. Your piriformis muscle is a small muscle located deep in the buttock (behind the gluteus

maximus). It runs diagonally from the pelvis to the hip, with the sciatic nerve running vertically, directly beneath it. The causes of piriformis syndrome could be because of an irritation in the muscle itself or irritation of a nearby structure, such as the sacroiliac joint. It is common to think that the pain in the hip is structural and a lot of people think they need hip replacements when it is simply where the muscle is tight and pulling on its attachment to the joint. It is important to address the problem the minute you feel any discomfort. The longer you leave the muscle in spasm, the longer it takes to release it and can lead on to further problems like sciatica. Recommendations for treatment are continued stretching, remedial massage therapy and hot and cold treatment. By Amanda Jane Edge, Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist. BSChons, RSA. See main advert below

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The Meaning Of March Zodiac signs: Pisces and Aries. People born in the beginning and middle of March are Pisces. Those born from March 21 on are Aries. March was called Hlyda or Lide in Old English, which is a reference to the loud winds.

March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second month to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March The bloodstone and aquamarine are the birthstones for March. The violet is the flower for the month of March.

The name March comes from the Roman god of war, Mars. For many years, March, being the start of spring, was also the start of the New Year. Much of Europe used March as the start of the year. Britain used March 25th as the beginning of the New Year until 1752. Easter is sometimes celebrated in March. March is the only month with three consecutive consonants in its name in English. MARCH is an acronym for the Medically Aware and Responsible Citizens of Hyderabad. More 20th century UK Prime Ministers had birthdays in March than any other month.

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Wearing Wet Socks To Bed - The Benefits Flu is an illness that occurs all year round, however in the winter months between December and March people are more susceptible and many people will require hospitalisation Whilst we may try everything we can to prevent getting sick, like getting a flu jab, almost all of us will get a cold or the flu at some point this winter season. There are easy and effective at-home remedies to help you battle any cold and get better faster. Apart from geting lots of rest and drinking plenty of fluids, I bet you did not know that wearing wet socks to bed could help fight a cold! Wearing wet socks to bed can actually help to ease your cold symptoms and clear congestion by drawing blood to the feet, which dramatically increases blood circulation.” “Warm your feet in hot water. Then soak a thin pair of cotton socks in cold water, wring them out and slip them on just before going to bed. Put a pair of dry wool socks over the wet ones.

The wet socks should be warm and dry in the morning, and you should feel markedly better.”

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s Now dcliffe b e l Ce en & Jacob Ra Th Daniel Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989 of Jewish/Irish parents) is best known for his role as Harry Potter in the film series of the same name. He made his acting debut at 10 years of age in BBC One's 1999 television film David Copperfield, followed by his cinematic debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama. At age 11, he was cast as Harry Potter in the first Harry Potter film, and starred in the series for 10 years until the release of the eighth and final film in 2011. Radcliffe's parents originally turned down the offer, as they had been told that it would involve six films shot in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. instead offered Radcliffe a two-movie contract with shooting in the UK.

Attending school became difficult for Radcliffe after the release of the first Harry Potter film, with some fellow pupils becoming hostile, though he says it was people just trying to "have a crack at the kid that plays Harry Potter" rather than jealousy. Radcliffe began to branch out to stage acting in 2007, starring in the London and New York productions of Equus, and in the 2011 Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His recent films include the horror film The Woman in Black (2012), playing beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the independent film Kill Your Darlings (2013), science fiction fantasy Victor Frankenstein (2015) and comedy-drama Swiss Army Man, heist thriller film Now You See Me 2 and thriller Imperium (all 2016). In 2008, Radcliffe revealed that he has a mild

form of the neurological disorder developmental coordination disorder. The motor skill disorder sometimes prevents him from doing simple activities, such as writing or tying his own shoelaces. In August 2010, he stopped drinking alcohol after finding himself becoming too reliant on it. He has contributed to many charities, including Demelza Hospice Care for Children, and The Trevor Project for suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, which gave him its Hero Award in 2011.

To advertise call 664 210 468 or email Wrong-footed Holly Willoughbooby brought the National Television Awards red carpet to a halt with her beautiful pink dress – but viewers were unaware of the wardrobe drama which occurred only half an hour earlier. In the process of getting ready, Holly and her stylist soon realised there was an important part of her outfit missing – her shoes. Thankfully, Holly’s husband Dan and singer/presenter Rochelle Humes came to the rescue. "Dan said, ‘I saw Tess Daly’s stylist earlier’," Holly recalled. "We rang him, he asked Rochelle and she had a spare pair with her. They weren’t the right size but it was better than walking down the red carpet like a gazelle!” Luckily for Holly, her personally made Samuel Dougal gown covered her feet for most of the night, meaning no one actually noticed a thing. Toddler tantrums BBC Rio Olympics presenter Helen Skelton recently had her “worst day ever as a parent” after being asked to leave a playgroup with her son Ernie. Helen, who lives in Perpignan, France, with her professional rugby player husband Richie Myler and 19-month-old son, described the moment she was booted out of playgroup. "Worst day of my parenting life," she wrote on Twitter. "Asked to leave after 20 mins. Screamed the place down screaming his version of "mama let's go!" Constantly." Helen posted a selfie with a sleeping and sweet-looking Ernie - something he definitely wasn't hours before. Sexy Simon During live auditions at the London Palladium for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent, panel judge David Walliams made fun of music mogul Simon Cowell over his alleged secret rendezvous with former glamour model Katie Price. After a BGT hopeful told


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them he would sing a song about a mistake he’d made, the Little Britain star turned to Simon and asked: “Was that the same mistake you made with Katie Price?” Cowell looked shocked at David’s comment before shaking his head disapprovingly and refusing to answer, according to The Sun. Later, Cowell denied having a secret liaison with Price after her ex-fiancé, TV presenter Leandro Penna, claimed it broke up their relationship. Penna said he confronted Katie after she allegedly spent the night at the X Factor boss' home in London in 2012. Nothing for widow Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt, who died recently in Spain, changed his will just five days before his death, leaving his widow Lyndsay nothing. The legendary guitarist, who enjoyed huge success with the band and o n c e claimed to spend up to £1,000 a week on cocaine, was battling ill health towards the end. Lyndsay – who was dumped by Rick over the phone in October last year – stuck by the rocker's side and made sure he was looked after in his final months. She told MailOnline: "I’ve been such an idiot. Looking back at the way he lived I think I was a fool to think I could tame the wild man of rock, as he was known.” Although they had been living separately, the former couple ate breakfast together every morning and had apparently planned to spend Christmas as a family.


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Courgettes – also known in some countries as zucchini or vegetable marrows – originated from the Americas and have a variety of benefits Though botanically the courgette is a fruit, it is considered a vegetable world-over. Both raw and cooked courgettes are great for the overall health of an individual. They are awesome for the heart. Courgettes contain good amounts of potassium that help reduce blood pressure. They also contain moderate levels of folate that breaks down amino acids like homocysteine that cause heart attacks and strokes. The considerable amount of magnesium helps in keeping blood pressure at a normal rate and the heart beat at a steady rhythm. Courgettes help in weight loss. They have incredibly low calories that make them a muchpreferred part of any weight loss diet. Substituting calorie-rich foods with a sizable portion of courgettes helps you in reducing the number of calories that are taken in. This makes it easier to burn off calories, thereby helping you lose weight. The fibre content helps in burning the fat in the body. Courgettes also help keep the body hydrated with their 95 percent water content. This gives you more energy and fewer headaches. They help to improve eye health. Their cousin vegetable, cucumber, is beneficial for reducing puffiness in the eyes. Similarly, courgettes when used externally, help to remove the puffy bags that develop around the eyes due to excessive water retention. The swelling around the eyes lessen due to the water-rich content. The carotenoid beta-carotene can be con-

verted into vitamin A in the body. The presence of vitamin A in the squash helps in active cell development in the eyes, which enhances vision and helps in preventing age-related medical conditions affecting the eyes such as macular degeneration. Courgettes guard against asthma and strengthen teeth and bones. Due to courgettes being a good source of vitamin C, they are considered a good food for fighting asthma. Vitamin C, a powerful anti-oxidant, plays a huge role in keeping the immune systems healthy and fighting respiratory problems. The anti-inflammatory properties help keep the lungs open and clear. Courgettes also contain calcium that helps the nervous system to function properly and gives strength to the bones and teeth. The high-fibre content in courgettes helps in lowering cholesterol. The high levels of vitamin A and vitamin C delay the beginning of atherosclerosis by keeping the cholesterol from oxidising the body’s blood vessels. Courgettes rid the body of excess toxins. This versatile summer squash is also healthy for the skin, giving it a glow and restoring its moisture. Recent studies indicate that courgettes assist in reducing symptoms of prostatic hypertrophy (BOH) or a condition in which there is an enlargement of the prostate gland. Complications with urination and sexual functioning can thus be checked. The anti-inflammatory properties can play a significant role in the protection against diabetes.


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Competa Artwalk In April In keeping with the cultural and artistic history of Cómpeta and indeed the province of Malaga, Semana Santa 2017 will once again see various international artists flock to Cómpeta to show their art and meet art lovers Since its inception almost 10 years ago, the Cómpeta Art Walk has grown in size and fame each year. Especially during the last three years, since Dutch artist and gallery-owner Lieuwke Loth took over organising the event, the Art Walk has grown considerably. This year the Art Walk will be host to professional artists from countries such as Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, England and more. On display will be paintings, drawings, textile art, ceramic art, bronze sculptures, turned wood and jewellery. The local and visiting artists will be delighted to meet with visitors, and talk about their inspiration, vision, and techniques - offering visitors a unique opportu-

nity to meet art and artist in person. Not to mention Cómpeta itself - a special kind of town. Perched high in the foothills of the Sierra Almijarra, this traditional ‘pueblo blanco’ combines stunning sea & mountain views, winding streets, a broad variety of excellent cuisine and an adorable community. The town is easy to reach, just 60 minutes from Malaga. If you are looking for high quality arts & crafts & a fantastic atmosphere, the Cómpeta Artwalk is THE place to be! Come spend a few days with us, and discover all that Cómpeta has to offer. Dates: April 12th, 13th, 15th & 16th 2017 Venue: Throughout Cómpeta For more information, images, or interviews, please contact the Artwalk Organisation: Lieuwke Loth Galerie Luz de la Vida 0034-722 539 488 0031-650 4089 77 Calle Laberinto 15 Bajo, Cómpeta (Malaga)

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Marbella Dance Fes This year we return to Marbella! DANCE FES on the Costa del Sol for the third time! We will celebrate the upcoming Event on March 18, 2017 in the Congress Hall of Marbella. After organising FES BARCELONA DANCE for 29 years we have decided to offer the festival every March to dance lovers of Malaga. For more event information details:

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People Who Come And Go - Jane & David, Comares Thirteen years ago, a very excited couple took possession of a little house right at the top of a village itself right at the top of a mountain. Located close to the church in Comares, and with a roof terrace so high up you feel you are flying, they were ready to spread their wings to embark upon their new Spanish life adventure. Their house, an original village house with beams, interesting, quirky rooms, so ‘higgledypiggledy’ in a lovely, rustic, Andalusian sort of way, now became their own, making their own mark on it over the years. Today it is a very comfortable little home, with a very unique personality all of its’ own. For Jane and David, owning a part time home, and spending time in Comares has been an extremely enjoyable experience. They have had fun at the fiestas and walked some of the most challenging walking trails in the area, have met and made lasting friendships with the locals and leave now with many happy memories. Jane and David now have a new enthusiastic couple ready to take over their sky-high hide-

away. I asked them why they were now selling. “We feel it’s time for a change,” Jane tells me, “we have a holiday home in Wales as well and it is very convenient to where we now live, so we decided to close our Spanish chapter.” Jane explains that the advantages of owning a home in Spain have been all about the flexibility it offers you. “You are not constrained by having to travel only on certain dates, which helps to secure the cheapest flights. And you get to know everyone in the village, which is delightful.” When asked what advice they would give to the new owners, Jane tells, me “they should use the local bars and restaurants, join in at the village fiestas and get to know the locals, as Comares is a very friendly village. And get some Spanish lessons!” I am sure the local community will miss Jane and David but are bound to welcome the new owners of their little house at the top of the world! By Toni Waterman, Unspoilt Andalusia (see advertisement below)

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Where There’s A Will There’s A Way... In August 2015 the European Union passed a new directive called Brussels IV. Brussels IV sorts out the problem of succession law; basically, if you live in Spain, Spanish Succession Law applies to you In a nutshell, a Brussels IV allows you to put a clause in your Will to say which succession Law you would like to use. This is good because Spain and France have forced succession unless you have had this clause added to your Will, Spanish succession rules will apply to you and therefore any property or assets you hold in Spain will fall under Spanish Law. You may want this if so do nothing… but if you are from the United Kingdom you may prefer the succession rules of the United Kingdom to apply to your Spanish assets so that they are distributed after your death as per your choice… to your preferred beneficiaries. A succession Law that you, your family and more importantly the executors of your Will understand; this simplifies probate and the distribution of your estate after you have died. Which is really the whole point of this very simple legislation,

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La Vaqueria - Benamargosa It seems that more and more people are turning to self help and becoming more and more aware of what they eat. Here at La Vaqueria we have always served a large range of vegetarian food making sure that all of our ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible. We also find that modern trends require special dietary needs which we are also happy to cater for and have something gluten free or sugar free available most fact our vegan carrot cake has become more popular that its traditional counterpart, it is that delicious! Every Sunday we have a themed, music, storytelling and wellbeing day which are proving to be very popular, with our all you can eat buffet and homely surroundings it makes for a relaxing day out. On wellbeing Sundays you can start the morning with some yoga if you like and enjoy a talk by different types of therapists after

your meal. Last month’s talk on crystal healing was so interesting that it has resulted in us putting together two workshops (see main advert for dates, etc.) when you can come and learn much more about this fascinating subject and enjoy a home made meal included in the price. Although, when I first opened La Vaqueria it was purely as an art centre and studio, it has now organically evolved into something much more. The art, the food, the quirkiness and the friendly charm seem to go hand in hand to create a lovely relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy some peace and quiet, a good chat, a browse and a memorable day out. For Summer, school holidays and visitors in general I have some fun ideas for arty workshops, so if you are looking for something different to do or something different to do with your visitors this year do not hesitate to contact me and we'll come up with a real treat!!! Looking forward to meeting you! See advert on page 103

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Dev Patel plays a real-life figure separated from his family in central India at the age of five and reuniting with them 25 years later in this uplifting drama that also stars Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. Lion is the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley and his tenacious quest to find the family from whom he was separated 25 years earlier. This film is a sober and yet profoundly stirring contemplation of family, roots, identity and home. The filmmakers begin in 1986, plunging us into the world of five-year-old Saroo. His mother works as a laborer, hauling rocks, while he and

his adored older brother, Gudd, supplement the poor family's meager existence any way they can. The delightful Pawar, an absolute screen natural, makes Saroo a happy kid eager to prove his strength by doing anything his brother can do. But they get separated when they go looking for work. The panicked Saroo climbs aboard a decommissioned train, falls asleep, and wakes up to find it moving, taking him 1,600 kilometers away to Calcutta. Years later, when Saroo goes to Melbourne to study hotel management, he meets American transplant Lucy (Rooney Mara) and a romance develops. But no less significant is his meeting of some Indian friends who ask about his background and plant the idea of tracing his roots by using newly available Google Earth technology. That process involves painstaking research around the minimal concrete information he can remember. Star Rating - *****/*****


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St. Patricks Day Facts 17th March...

for brevity – its brief parade runs for 98 feet.

1. We should really wear blue Saint Patrick himself would have to deal with pinching on his feast day. His colour was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade. The colour green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.

8. There’s a reason for the shamrocks How did the shamrock become associated with Saint Patrick? According to Irish legend, the saint used the three-leafed plant as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.

2. Saint Patrick was British Although he made his mark by introducing Christianity to Ireland in the year 432, Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century. 3. The Irish take Saint Patrick’s day seriously As you might expect, Saint Patrick’s Day is a huge deal in his old stomping grounds. It’s a national holiday in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. 4. So do New Yorkers New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the world’s largest parades. Since 1762, 250,000 marchers have traipsed up Fifth Avenue on foot – the parade still doesn’t allow floats, cars, or other modern trappings. 5. Chicago feels lucky, too New York may have more manpower, but Chicago has a spectacle all on its own. The city has been celebrating Saint Patrick by dumping green dye into the Chicago River since 1962. It takes 40 tons of dye to get the river to a suitably festive shade! 6. It used to be a dry holiday For most of the 20th century, Saint Patrick’s Day was considered a strictly religious holiday in Ireland, which meant that the nation’s pubs were closed for business on March 17. (The one exception went to beer vendors at the big national dog show, which was always held on Saint Patrick’s Day.) In 1970, the day was converted to a national holiday, and the stout resumed flowing. 7. It’s the thought that counts Not every city goes all-out in its celebratory efforts. From 1999 to 2007, the Irish village of Dripsey proudly touted that it hosted the Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the World. The route ran for 26 yards between two pubs. Today, Hot Springs, Arkansas claims the title

9. Cold weather helped Saint Patrick’s legend In Irish lore, Saint Patrick gets credit for driving all the snakes out of Ireland. Modern scientists suggest that the job might not have been too hard – according to the fossil record, Ireland has never been home to any snakes. Through the Ice Age, Ireland was too cold to host any reptiles, and the surrounding seas have staved off serpentine invaders ever since. Modern scholars think the “snakes” Saint Patrick drove away were likely metaphorical. 10. There’s no corn in that beef Corned beef and cabbage, a traditional Saint Patrick’s Day staple, doesn’t have anything to do with the grain corn. Instead, it’s a nod to the large grains of salt that were historically used to cure meats, which were also known as “corns.” 11. The world runs up quite a bar tab All of the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry around the globe is great news for brewers. A 2012 estimate pegged the total amount spent on beer for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations at $245 million. And that’s before tips to pubs’ bartenders. 12. There are no female leprechauns Don’t be fooled by any holiday decorations showing lady leprechauns. In traditional Irish folk tales, there are no female leprechauns, only nattily attired little guys.


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A Taste Of Basque At Eneko The history of London, along with the architecture, pageantry, cereand monies plus entertainment, magnificent theatres and venues, draws admiration from many people, constantly. Numerous areas of London have their own stories to tell from past times and the Covent Garden area is by no means an exception. This world famous area is a major destination for many

Eneko Atxa, born in 1977, is from Spain and has a passion for high quality and precision. Indeed, Eneko’s restaurant, Azurmendi, having three Michelin stars, near Bilbao, is one of the top 20 restaurants in the world. The Basque country is renowned for its cuisine and Eneko Atxa is a great award-winning chef, whose expertise is now available in London. Showcasing fresh, modern cooking and dishes, Eneko at One Aldwych, opened 1st September 2016, quickly gained an enviable reputation for outstanding cuisine, which is served in surroundings that include items of wood and stone, plus furniture and interior designs from the Basque area. Edurne Martin Delgado is Head Chef and with a brigade of talented chefs ensure every diner has a great experience of quality, exceptional flavours and impressive presentations. Starters can include choices such as langoustine and Memories of the Bay of Biscay (oyster,

crab, wild prawn tartare), amongst others. Main courses have various meat and fish dishes. Basque-style hake in tempura, plus salmon, duck and pork are all cooked and presented to perfection. Choices on the dessert trolley range from chocolate and pear cake, hazelnut praline, through dark chocolate with crumble biscuit base. Basque vanilla sponge is very popular and all desserts are served with the option of traditional Basque ice cream. Eneko’s wine/drinks list has something for all palates and features light, smooth, rich and elegant productions, including unique wines from

the family’s winery, that accompany Basque cuisine, perfectly. All dietary requirements can be catered for, plus parties and occasions accommodated. Gift vouchers are available – perhaps a special surprise for someone? Excellent value set menus for lunch, pre and posttheatre dining is also offered (2 or 3 courses + side). Eneko at One Aldwych offers fine Basque cuisine, with a relaxed atmosphere, in the vibrant Covent Garden area of London. Dining at another level. Tel: 020 7300 0300 Email:

As Always Enjoy!  By Trevor Langley

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s e p o c s Horo by Juanita Banana of ARIES: March 21-April 20 Going against your usual grain Aries, you are raring to clean and organise in March. Benefitting from high energy and fitness, the 13th onwards would be a great time to consider and tackle some emotional issues TAURUS: April 21-May 21 Meet obstacles head on at the very beginning of March to get you focused and flying again. Stay strong and see it through. The second week of the month has you itching to spend money unnecessarily so beware. On the 15th there are personal matters that should be dealt with whilst practicing outward charm. Don’t be tempted to neglect regular exercise GEMINI: May 22-June 21 Your ideas are flowing and your intellect on top form this month, just beware of a misunderstanding on the 5th. Enough sleep, a healthy diet and some exercise will help you be strong and happy to fully enjoy your successes CANCER: June 22-July 22 Slow down a little to prevent errors during the first week of March and to let others catch up! New projects are best commenced on the 19th or 20th. At the end of the month you can rely on, and go with, your intuition LEO: July 23-August 23 You need to be adaptable this month Leo, so you bend and don’t break. The more flexible you can be, through all the ups and downs, twists and turns and surprises that come your way this month, the better off you’ll be. March is also a good time for you to learn something new academically or acquire a new skill. Have fun! VIRGO: August 24-September 22 You hate chaos and love to be in charge, and this month finds you trying to organise every-

one and everything, even though they can take care of themselves more than adequately. Slow down and take some time for yourself LIBRA: September 23 - October 22 Your razor sharp brain will be noticed and appreciated this month, so expect to be invited to talk with the bosses. A skilled multi-tasker and on top form, you’ll handle work and life challenges with wit and a sense of fun SCORPIO: October 23 - November 21 Hold off on big decisions until the last week of March when you’ll be back in tune and your decisions will work out particularly well. Talk and discuss any relationship issues until resolved to the satisfaction of both SAGITTARIUS: November 22 - December 21 Sagittarians will experience a flood of thoughts and feelings this month, enriching your communicative skills and experiences. If you want to make some changes, go for it between the 23rd and 25th March when everything is going great for you CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20 Hang on to perspective this month Capricorn, in particular don’t spend more than you can afford. You are at your most creative at the beginning of March, your most romantic during the 2nd week, your most pensive the 3rd week and your most spontaneous at the end of the month AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 19 Aquarians will be feeling energized and fabulous this month. With so many great things happening around, and to, you, you’ll have to pinch yourself from time to time to check it’s for real. A time for personal growth too PISCES: February 20 - March 20 This month you feel driven to major in networking for yourself and on behalf of friends, family and colleagues, helping others connect in common, work and romantic circles. Be careful and conscientious in your personal diet and health regime


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es Chariti POCAPECUNIA, the Charity shop in aid of the Love A Child Foundation, has reformed the shop and is twice as big now. We are still always in need of clothes, household items, paperbacks, CD's and DVD's. Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 1.30pm. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja (between the Parador and Hotel Villa Flamenca). Volunteers needed. The Costa Animal Society needs your help, particularly with their efforts at the Sunday car boot markets in Nerja and AlmuĂąecar. If you have some time, and especially if you own a 4x4 or other large vehicle, your assistance in transporting and selling goods on a Sunday morning would be much appreciated as both these markets help raise much needed funds to care for rescued animals. If you can assist CAS in any way - fund raising, airport runs or fostering - please call Wendy at 660 271 984 or Vera at 680 315 880. SEEKING CHARITIES - People helping People Do you know of any SPANISH Charities (O.N.G) who help people and are seeking funding? The American International Club is currently seeking Spanish Organisations who are seeking assistance. The organisation will be presenting a donation at the Dia de

Residente event this April in Nerja. If you are aware of an organisation that assists Spanish people, please send an email with contact information to The American International Club is a social club open to all nationalities which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is "If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email: Los Romanes Royal British Legion. We have changed our venue and day. We now meet in BAR ATILA, PUENTE DON MANUEL, every Tuesday. "We are a small branch with a big heart". For 2015 we are looking to increase our membership, So if you are interested you will be made very welcome. You don't have to have been an ex member of the armed forces to join. Our aim is to have some fun, quizzes, bingo, beetle?, whilst making money for the RBL Poppy Appeal. Interested? then please contact the Branch Secretary Joyce on 692 551 385. New furniture shop in Torre del Mar is looking for volunteers who have a free morning or afternoon every week to help us to sell second hand furniture and attend to customers in the new store. Would you like to help us? Contact the Volunteer Department now: 952 56 49 10 / 671 048 304

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BAR ATILA Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don

Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call to reserve a table 663 393 987 Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar. Quiz night with a difference. From 8.30pm. Hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call to reserve your table 952544362 Every 2nd Wednesday in the month AAR monthlly quiz at La Tasca. 3pm start. Opposite the police station, Torre del Mar. Call Shelia for details 693 462 975 Local Artist Margaret Riordan has two art exhibitions until end April 2017 at Bar Choto Playa on the N340 at Penoncillo beach, Torrox Costa, (not Tues). Next to Ruta 34 motorcycles shop), and in restaurant Sevillano - El Rincon, Calle Gloria, Nerja.


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Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Ecological Farmers Market held in Vivero El Algarrobo Garden Centre on the 1st & 3rd Sat of each month. 10.30-14.30. Fresh Handmade organic produce. Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Chutney & Jams, Sweets, Tarts, Bread, Pasta & Fresh Sauces, Mustards, Olive Pate, Natural Soap, Fertilizer, etc Market Saturdays Algarrobo Costa, next to Ottawa Function rooms alongside the river.


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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar For information on events tel. 663 658 354 We meet every Wed at La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar next to Mercadona E-mail: The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday from 12noon to 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant ( on the Velez to Vinuela Road) All are welcome to come and meet friends and make new friends. Pop in and see, a warm welcome awaits. call: 680764130 Move It To Music! A gentle, informal and fun dance fitness class held on Saturdays, 11-12 noon, annually from mid October to Easter, Time Sport Gym - Avda de Pescia 21, Nerja. For more info: 675 846 217/ Short Mat Bowls. The Nerja Short Mat Bowls Club is now operating in the hotel Jimesol, Calle Chaparil, Nerja on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1.45pm to 4.15pm. New members welcome. Contact Marian on 952 523 754 or Malcolm on 952 520 579 for more details. - Golf: TOGS (Torrox Golf Society) if you would like a friendly but competitive game of golf each Sunday morning at Baviera, then why not join TOGS, possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa. Email: or call Captain: George Clay on 625 936 814 Colmenar Social Club is a group of like-minded people, whose main aim is to promote frendship and assistance to all our members. We meet every Wednesday at around 12.30pm at the Arco Del Sol Hotel on the outskirts of Colmenar (A356 Vele Malaga to Casabermeja road Km9). We are lucky to have our meetings here, it is a great and versatile venue and the proprietors Antonio and Rosa are very supportive and helpful. We enjoy a variety of activities throughout the year: wine tasting, talks on various subjects from Lawyers, Estate Agents, Council Officials, Local Police, cooking demonstrations by our own chef member, car sharing days out to interesting venue’s, treasure hunts, special lunches at different restaurants, plant sales, homemade produce sales, many other activities and of course the popular quisses and games. Everyone, no matter what nationality, is made welcome, so why not come along one Wednesday and enjoy a few hours with us. For more information please contact Marjorie 952 037 556 or email Claire on or visit our facebook page Colmenar Social Club to see our activities.

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La Vaqueria Benamargosa Every Wednesday learn to draw and paint. Art classes at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa. 11am-1pm, 10€ includes refreshments and home made cake! Every Thursday Art & Crafts Class at La Vaqueria 11am - 1pm, lots of fun, refreshments included. Every first Sat of the month La Vaqueria has a mosaics day for all levels. 3pm 7pm costs 25€ with materials & meal incl. Phoenix Club We now meet every Tuesday between 12 and 2pm at Bar La Vega, Avenida Andalucia and is sandwiched between the small Mercadona Supermarket and the Repsol Garage on the way out of Torre towards Malaga. Call Gail 951 067 723 Do you like singing? Would you like to join a choir? We are inviting new singers to become members of the local, long-established choir, Coral Coraxalia under the leadership of Eusebio Pita. Great, friendly atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances and concerts, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals Thursdays 17.30 – 20.00 in the Casa Cultura on the main A7205 road at Viñuela village. Plenty of free parking opposite. Come along to a rehearsal and hear us and decide if you’d like to join us! For more information call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish. Scottish Country Dance Classes Every Tuesday evening from 7.15pm - 9pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, for all levels, with or without partners. For further information please contact George Bain on 619 069 966 RBL - Nerja We enjoy regular lunches on the 1st Friday of each month at “La Pena Parda” restaurant in La Herradura, Contact Eleanor on: Tel: 958828708/ 606634444 or Email: On the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Al Andalus Hotel Maro. Contact Vera on Tel: 952 967 200 or 697 293 698 Email Everyone is welcome to come along and membership is open to anyone and you don’t have to be ex military. Its a worthwhile cause so come and join us. Contact Dave on Tel: 654085811 or Email RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment & monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, & we welcome all new and existing RBL members. Tel: 603 879 308 EL Capitan Tennis Club Torre Del Mar open to new members. Every Mon, Wed & Fri. For information Ring 675 391 967

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‘The 'Big Cats' are here. We are a group of Jaguar enthusiasts living in Andalucia and have just celebrated our first birthday. We have a meeting each month for a meal and a good old chat about our cars. On occasions we organise something rather more special, Mystery Tours or Weekends Away. The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club is the largest Jaguar Club in the world and was formed in 1984, by members of other Jaguar Clubs, for the enthusiast who not only used, but maintained or restored their SS, Jaguar or Daimler. Contact Philip Wray on 669 434 457 or Join El Valle! El Valle is one of Axarquia’s most successful and longest running social clubs. We are based in the Lake Vinuela area, 10 km inland from Velez Malaga, and most members live fairly locally but we also welcome people from the coast and further afield. At our monthly meetings you can find out about our wide range of activities that range from the cultural and gastronomic to quizzes, games and films. We also organise days out and short trips away. Through its members El Valle has links to groups that enjoy a variety of pursuits including leisurely scenic walks, more energetic cross-country hash runs, photography, quad biking, drama, bird watching and dancing. So whatever your interests El Valle has something for you! We meet on the first Mon of each month (apart from Aug when we take a break!) at the Camping Bar, Lake Vinuela. Please visit for directions. Meetings start 7:30 but we start arriving from 7pm so come early and introduce yourself so that we can help you make the most of what El Valle has to offer. You can also meet us on Fri mornings from 11:3012:30 at Meson Sara at the Puente don Manuel crossroads to join us, book an event or have a chat. Trapiche Dance & Dine Group. 'T' Dance every Friday 11am until 1pm @ Restaurante El Trapiche. Mixed programme of popular sequence dancing followed by tapas. New season starts September. All welcome. Tel. 952 515 155 for more details. Nerja History Group meets the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405

Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, 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 Mon through Fri 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail; Web: Please also see the web site for daily activities in the Centre. March events & excursions. Please also see the web site for daily activities in the Centre. Wed 1st – Ash Wednesday. Anglican Church Service in the Centre. All welcome. Time 13.00. Sat 4th – World Women´s Day of Prayer. At the Centre, all are welcome men, women and children to join us and friends from over 170 countries in a common day of prayer. This year the worship service focuses on "Am I being unfair to you?" Matthew 20:1-16. Prepared by women of the Philippines. Time 17.00. Thurs 16th - Coach excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PA S S P O R T S / I . D . R E Q U I R E D . Fri 31st – Easter Bazaar. Please come and join friends at the Centre and have a morning of fun, on sale will be small gifts, preserves, cakes & International homemade food, boutique, second hand goods in good conditions, books local arts and crafts and much more. Proceeds for fund raising. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Monday 8th to Friday 12th May – AVE Train Excursion to Valencia. Tickets available at the Centers, Price per person in a double room is 403€ and per person in a single room 455€. (Deposit 140€. After the 27th of March this is non refundable) Included in the price are all transfers from local pickup points (in both Fuengirola and Torre del Mar) to and from Malaga station, tourist class on the AVE, transfers to and from Valencia station and the hotel, 4 nights b&b in the hotel, the excursion to Albufera and travel insurance. This is a fundraising event. Departure times for Torre del Mar. Viñuela (Football pitch) 14.20, Algarrobo (Lidl) 14.45, Caleta (Vets) 14.50, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 15.00. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-Torre see Nerja-Malaga times Torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English The Anglican Parish of Nerja & Almuñécar Services at Iglesia San Miguel (St Michael's Church), Nerja every Sunday at 12 noon and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel), Almuñécar every Sunday at 9.30 a.m. (except during August). There is also a short service of Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 9.30 a.m. in the Church Shop, Calle Málaga, Nerja. Priest in Charge: Father Nigel Thomas. Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 Velez-Malaga - Capilla De San Jose, Calle Linares 7, Velez-Malaga. Sundays 10.30. Website Tel 952 407 050 Anglican communion.

Local Police : 091 Guardia : 062 Fire : 080 Torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). Roman Catholic - Torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), and 18.00pm. Sunday Anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE) 11am. Morning prayer 1st & 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays. Torre del Mar Evangelical Church Torre del Mar Presbyterian Church (Evangelical) meets for worship each Sunday at 11.00am in Legends Bar, C/ Don Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez, Torre del Mar. Everyone welcome. Email Web La Caleta de Velez: Cornerstone International Church: meets on Sundays 11.30am and Wednesdays: 7pm for bible study. Calle Virgen del Mar 3 Tel.63454019 Puente don Manuel - El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11 am. Midweek activities - Pilates - Mon 1pm-2pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Charity shop/books open Wed, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm. Bible Study Thursday 57pm. We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliara, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 Bank Hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 653 917 004, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 653 917 004, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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Airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 Granada 952 048 804 Airlines Shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. Water Supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 Railway Stations Malaga: 952 360 202 Granada: 958 271 272 Town Halls Torre and Velez: 952 500 100 Torrox: 952 538 200 Nerja: 952 548 400 Competa: 952 516 006 Rincon: 952 402 300 Malaga: 952 135 000 Hospitals Nerja Ambulatorio: 952 523 131 Velez Malaga: 951 067 000 ITV Call: 902 702 727 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am - 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am 12.45pm


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Hey Diddle Riddle

1. Arctic King, Saladin and Tom Thumb are which types of vegetable? 2. By what name is the Gravelly Hill Interchange better known?

1. You will always find me in the past. I can be created in the present, but the future can never taint me. What am I?

4. Which Gilbert and Sullivan operetta is sub-titled The Slave of Duty?

2. We travelled the sea far and wide. At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship. One was looking west and the other one east. And at the same time, they could see each other clearly. How can that be possible?

5. Who succeeded Sir Clive Woodward as England's rugby union coach?

3. What is it that no man ever yet did see, which never was, but always is to be?

3. The Galรกpagos Islands are a provincial territory of which South American country?

6. What is a baby oyster called? 7. What is Bill Clinton's middle name? 8. In which country are the Sutherland Falls? 9. In the US TV comedy show Everybody Loves Raymond, what is Raymond's brother's first name?

4. Sometimes I am loved, usually by the young. Other times I am dreaded, mostly by the old ones. I am hard to remember, and also hard to forget. And yet if you do, you'll make someone upset. I occur every day; everyone has to face me. Even if you don't want it to happen; embrace me. What am I?

5. If you were standing directly on the south pole facing north, which direction would you travel if you took one step backward? Answers on page 112

10. What is the largest flat fish species?

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Crossword Across 1 Extreme patriotic activity (8) 5 Native Americans living chiefly in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico (4) 9 White heron (5) 10 Idle fancy (7) 11 Large landmass off Canada’s NE coast (6,6) 13 Torpor (6) 14 Compound plant of fungus and alga (6) 17 Banquo’s fee, eh? (anag) (5,2,5) 20 Artist’s workshop, studio (7) 21 Concentration of attention or energy (5) 22 Facts and figures (4) 23 Conjunctions, especially in astronomy; eg the moon and the sun (8)

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DENTISTRY wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 wDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at Spanish prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German, Spanish and Italian. Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 10-5pm wGrupo Dental Clinics Calle Enrique Van Dulkan, 21, Velez Malaga Tel: 952 54 95 95 wClinica Dental Dr. J. Novo, International & Competitive Prices. Comprehensive Dentistry. Tel: 958 827 924 Plaza Nueva, La Herradura.



wRegisitered Chiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of your own home. 25yrs exp NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715

Ventanas Arconplan - VEKA profile windows, doors and glass curtains. A reputable, fully registered company with over 15 years experience. Visit our showroom opposite El Corte Ingles, C/Santa Fabiola no 24 Local 1, 29651 Mijas Costa, Malaga. Call: 952 667 559 / 634 04 30 92

CLINICS wAnalysis Clinic, Haematology, Coagulation (Contro of Warfarin), Biochemistry, Inmunology,

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wWayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 / 657 862 628 wAt Your Service Plumbing, Electrical, Prop. Maintenance Torre del Mar/Puente don Manuel area. Ex. Corgi reg. with over 35 years experience. Tel: 951 066 064 / 692 330 420 Email: wDrain & Leak Solutions Your underground plumbers!High pressure water jetting, Drain tracing CCTV, Septic tank problems & installationsm, baths, sinks & toilets unblocked, leak detection & repairs. Fully qualified and fully legal. No call out fee!! Tel: 951 310 111 / 651 111 005 www.drain&

wSpanish Management Vinuela (next to the Farmacia) 666 135 516 or 650 702 258 Web: Email: wZalia properties, long established sales rental agents, Lake Viñuela area. Car hire, Pool, Villa cleans etc. El Cruce de Periana 4, Edf. Alzabel, Semisotano 2, Alcaucin 952 519 718 / 663 093 782, 696 206 158


wHeaven for Fashion, Fashion jewellery and accessories at affordable prices - use code SENT12 for a discount of 15% with your first purchase.

wSparkinspain - Electrical installations & maintenance. Local from Nerja to Velez-Malaga & inland to Competa and Frigiliana. Call Colin 951 242 449 or Mob 666 707 297 / Web: wHome Trust Over 16 years experience - No job too small - Free estimates - Appliance repair - Fault finding - and more please contact us on: Tel: 635.17.54.87 Email:

EROSION PROBLEMS wSuppliers of a sterile grass – Vetiver. Used for stopping erosion. With an incredibly strong vertical root system. Very cost effective. Visit for more information on the Vetiver Grass System. Call: 692 288 657 email:

ESTATE AGENTS wBuy A Home Spain Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar. (Opposite the bus station) Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website: wFleming Properties, Calle Dr. Fleming, 1, Nerja. 952 524 140 or 637 278 306/606 087 362, wAxarquia Properties S.L Established 2001. Office: 952 436 781 Lorraine: 609 436 537 Email: Cta.Almeria 194, Benajarafe wCountry Properties 29754 Competa - Málaga Plaza Almijara, 21 & Avd. Constitución, 33 Tel.: +34 952 51 61 78 29770 Torrox - Málaga Calle Elisa Ortigosa, 7 Tel.: +34 952 53 91 25 29740 Torre del Mar Málaga Avda. Andalucia, 32B Tel.: +34 952 54 18 86 / 654 693 680


FURNITURE wCudeca Hospice Charity Shop – Torre del Mar C/ Infante 21 – Edf. Jamaica Bajo Tel: 663 083 273 MonSat 10.00 – 13.30 / Mon- Fri 17:00 – 20.00. Nerja C/ Almirante Carranza 15 Tel: 663 083 503 Mon-Sat 10.00 – 13.30

GARDEN CENTRES wCosta Torrox Garden Centre for all your gardening requirements. Plants, Fruit Trees, CeramicsBonsai Trees, Compost,Pest Control, Flowerpots, Garden Sundries and much much more! Open Mon Sat 9am -2pm and 4pm - 7pm and on Sunday 10am - 2pm. Find them on facebook: /costatorrox or visit their website

GARDEN DESIGN wEnglish Award winning Garden Design and construction management, qualified and insured. All styles. Reforms or New builds. Experience in Spain and UK. Call or text John on 660057207 / 447756218467

GARDENING wMaintenance of Gardens and Swimming Pools. English, German and Spanish speaking 24 year old. David: 656 775 928 wRed Palm Beetles, Wasps, Ants, Woodlice, Mice, Rats and all pests. Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 634 431 099 wSuppliers of a sterile grass – Vetiver. Used for stopping erosion. With an incredibly strong vertical root system. Very cost effective. Visit for more information on the Vetiver Grass System. Call: 692 288 657 email:


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The Sentinella Paginas HEALTH & BEAUTY wWeight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 95 253 4795 (business opportunity also available):

HEALTH SHOPS wRincón Natural Nerja: natural remedies, organic food, superfoods, natural skincare products, spelt husk pillows, essential oils, incense & feng shui crystals. Alternative therapies: personalised weight control coaching, naturopath consultance, craneosacral therapy, massage, Reiki etc. C/ Carretera 1, in front of Supersol, Nerja. Tel. 952 523 503 ONLINESHOP for Europe wHigh Grade Medical Cannabis Oils for sale - helps people with Cancer, Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma. Prices from €30/60ml 6%CBD. Magy's Garden Grow Av.Andalucia 106, Caleta de Velez Tel: 952 511 857

HEATING wRedwell® – the leading brand in Infrared Heating Systems. White panels and designs like mirrors, pictures, glass etc. Low consumption, low running time due to partial storage material inside. Prevents damp. Contact/showroom: Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa, call 952 539 742,, wInfrasol infrared heating We are suppliers of infrared heating systems for your home or Business, Stops mould. Reduces Condensation. Cheap to run. Contact us on 951258010 / 635445279. Try before you buy. Email:

HORSE RIDING wCasa El Cielo-Horse Riding Half or full day rides Malaga. A unique horse riding experience with Andalusian horses between the olive and almonds trees of the natural reserve of the Montes de Malaga. Call: 622 897 450

HOUSE CLEARANCES wCash paid. For House and Garage Clearance. Best prices. Get quote. All items considered. Contact Ernie or Martin 616 812 765 / 690 854 154

HYPNOTHERAPY & NLP wMarion Dias BSc (Honours) Clinical Hypnosis and trainer NLP & Hypnosis. Help with Anxiety, Depression, Phobia, Stop smoking, self-confidence IBS, Public speaking as well as one day workshops for stop smoking, and self-healing, in NERJA. E-mail:

INSURANCE wGPS Insurance Services - For all your Insurance needs (Personal & Business) Check out our easy to navigate website to request quotes email: Tel/Whatsapp: 722 708 615

INTERNET SERVICES wRiosat SL, Reliable internet services in the campo. No telephone line required.Please call for details. 951 239 310 / 626 679 018 Email: / Web: wTechno-Vision, 3G, 4G, Fibre, ADSL -unlimited data, Pay As You Go service available. Tel: 952 522 579 / Mob: 657 066 782 / 649 915 289 / UK: 07549 902496 Email:

INTERNET TELEVISION (IPTV) wIPTV television No frills just like the good old days but up to date TV service. Tel: 951 390 567 wTechno-Vision, UK & Scandinavian IPTV packages with Catch Up, PAYG available. Tel: 952 522 579 / Mob: 657 066 782 / 649 915 289 / UK: 07835 772340 Web: Email:

INTERPRETERS wInterpreter - English/Spanish - based in Vélez-Málaga. English nationality, but fluent Spanish and extensive experience. Inexpensive hourly rates. Confidentiality guaranteed. Call Toni to discuss your requirements. 952557733 / 606010580 wTranslator/Interpreter service. For any situation where a Spanish speaker is required, eg: Town Hall, Hospital, NIE, Residencia, Social Security, ITV, reading and translating letters, written translations etc. Reasonable rates. Call Mariam on 633 637 774

KENNELS AND CATTERIES wThe Dog House While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. wResidencia Cantalobos The Pet Hotel in La Herradura, offers the highest standards of care for your pets. Call Now - Tel: +34 603 739 886

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The Sentinella Paginas wHome From Home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Also Pet paw casting and bespoke animal sculptures in cement. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail:

LAUNDERETTES Bubbles Launderette Calle Manuel Marin 1, Nerja. open 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm Sat for all your laundry needs. Offering a free collection & delivery service for the nerja area. Call now on 665539256

LAWYERS wCS Abogados , Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (in front of Mercadona). Torre del Mar, Calle Rioja, 69, Edificio Salares, local A. (Near the Bus Station). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email: wAxarquia Solicitors 15 years helping expats and non-residents –Offices in Nerja & Velez-Málaga. 952 901 225 or ring Melanie Elst on 685589802 for a free no obligation appointment wDe Cotta Law Spanish and English Lawyers, specialising in Business Law, Debt Recovery, Company Start-ups and more. Multilingual. Calle Diputacion 11, Nerja 952 527 014

MECHANICS wFully Qualified City & Guilds Mechanic, Servicing, Camshaft drive belt and much more. ITVs and ITV work carried out. Call: 696 578 771 or email:

MEDICAL CENTRES wSimpleCare: a perfect way to access affordable private healthcare services at a fraction of the normal cost, specialist consultation from €24, annual membbership €59., Tel 952532023, email wMedical Centre and Dental Specialist a team with over 25 years of experience, 5 languages spoken, available 24hrs. Block 88, Torrox Costa. English, German, French, Russian. Call: 952 530 357

METALWORK wMetalwork made to measure - Gates, Doors, Rejas. M.O.T. welding and on-site repairs. All areas. Also building work. All work guaranteed. We support the Axarquia Animal Rescue Charity. Andy: 676 719 066 Email:

MOBILITY PRODUCTS wBlue Badge Mobility.S.L Hire & Sales of Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Bathroom aids, Toilet Aids, Stair Lifts, Long term rentals, Best prices on the Costa. Quality Service. Contact Gary Or Sara 952967015 /635445279

MOTORCYCLE REPAIRS wRods motorcycles. Mobile motorcycle service and repairs. From scooters to superbikes. All makes and models. Factory trained technician. Contact 633 287 190.

MULTI-SERVICES wJoinery - Maintenance - Removals All aspects of construction work undertaken from ground works & below, to the roof & all in between. We also do removals & courier services. Free quotes; 611 015 149

OPTICIANS wHeiko by Heiko, Avda Andalucia 119, Torre del Mar 952 967 923

POST BOX SERVICE wWe can receive all your mail for just 95€ per year (80€ subsequent years) Incl. Letters and Parcels. Easy parking, open 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday. Call Helen: 655 663 572

PLASTERERS wTime served English Plasterer Over 30 years experience. All plastering work undertaken and damp surfaces. English finish. Call Phil: 648 243 656

PLUMBERS wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wAndy Mann UK Corgi-registered Domestic Water and Gas services. All areas covered. Combi boiler technician. Emergency Breakdowns Tel: 633 875 588 Email: wEnglish/Spanish Plumber Over 30 years experience, trained and qualified in England. All plumbing work undertaken. For a fast and reliable service call José on: 615 344 123 / 638 609 906

PRINTING For all your printing needs. Flyers & adverts, business cards, posters, roll up banners etc.. Call: 664 210 468

PRINTER INK CARTRIDGES wInk Cartridges for all makes of Printers. Original or Compatible. Tuesdays: Jardines del Trapiche Market. or call for free delivery 627 242 977 email:

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT wHome Trust Property Management Services From full property management contracts to one off repairs. Electrical - Plumbing - Cleaning - Laundry Monthly inspections and more please contact us on: Tel: 635.17.54.87 Email:


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wBuy A Home Spain C/ Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website:

wPERFECT Alarm S.L., Caleta de Velez. High quality security systems, like video surveillance, alarm systems, perimetric protection systems, home automation. Worldwide surveillance of your property. If requested, we are licensed to connect to a monitoring station. We speak English and German. Call Mr. Martin on 608 517 661

REMOVALS wTransportation to UK to Spain to UK. Whole van loads or single items. Good rates. Regular trips. Also local removals. Call Graham: 620 353 594 Email: wTony Roam Removals UK to Spain to UK email: web: ES 636 393 542 UK 07973 362 003

RENT A CAR wRent a Car Estrella Rent Delivery and collection at Malaga airport or in your location. Automatic cars. Unlimited kilometers, full insurance, VAT and additional driver included. - 952 511 209

RESTAURANTS wTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia,Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 / 667 934 731 wRestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831 wIndian Palace Barriada Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel Tel: 952 510 963 Mob: 616 942 212 Email:

SATELLITE T.V. wTotal Satellite Installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wSat. Co. BBC & ITV for free & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call Tom 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm Technomate &TV repair service

SECOND HAND SHOPS wSweethome Second Hand Shop. Second hand furniture and decoration, Bric a Brac, etc. We also buy your unwanted furniture and undertake house clearances with delivery service or pick up. Email: Contact Patricia: 625255487. Jardines del Mar del Penoncillo, BLQ 32, Torrox Costa wCarousel Second Hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank. Open Tues - Fri 9.30am - 2pm Call Gilly: 625 827 193

SOCIAL CLUBS wColmenar Social Club A group of like minded people offering friendship and assistance to each other. Meet at Arco del Sol in Colmenar, A-356 km9 every Wednesday 12.30pm. Come along and join us for a couple of hours. Contact Marjorie on: 952 037 556 or email Claire: or look at our facebook page Colmenar Social Club to see our activities

SOLICITORS wDel Prado & Partners, specialists in many areas of Spanish Law. Call: 952 52 72 74 / 952 52 17 47

STORAGE/ PARKING wCaravans/boats storage + general storage. 24hr security, best rates. Caravan storage from under 1€ a day. Long term discounts also available. Almayate Costa N340. Tel: 680 180 468

SWIMMING POOLS wAquamarine Pools - C/Playa Marina, 2D, Torre del Mar. Maintenance, Technical Service, Installations, Repairs, Diagnostics & Consultations. Email: Tel: 952 54 57 55 / 600 811 355 wPlodgepools - Green ponds returned to crystal clear pools Maintenance plans adapted to your needs, installations, replacements, products and covers. Over 10 years working with very happy customers in La Axarquia. Call now for your first FREE pool consultation. Tel: 690 070 569. E-mail: wLA RUEDA, S.L Installations, Chemical Products, Maintenance, Repairs & Gardening. Call 952 53 07 64 / 616 460 844. Emergency 24 hour 647 759 798. Ctra. Nal. 340, Urb. La Charca, 5a Fase. (esquina C/Mercurio) Email:

Advertise here from just 5 euros per month (based on 12 month contract) Call: Kami on 664 210 468

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w 24 Hour Taxi - English speaking. Call Javi on 653 917 004

wGlobal UKTV - The latest and easiest way to watch British TV anywhere in the world. No satellite dish only broadband needed. Easy set-up - no contract.

wNeed a Taxi, call Luis Gonzalez - Airport Services Algarobbo/Torrox area Call 606 15 33 23 / 628 23 91 83 or e-mail:

TELEVISION SERVICES Want your T.V Channels back? We have two options via internet or via satellite dish. All areas covered. Call: Paul Anderson (Senior Engineer) 657 081 469 or 952 464 378

TRAVEL AGENCIES wSchlosser Reisen SA Travel Agency & Tour Operator Excursions, Hotels & Tours, Flights & transfers Tel: 952 53 08 75 Centro Internacional, Blq 89 Edif Madrid 29793 Torrox Costa. Email: Languages spoken: German, French, English, Spanish

T-SHIRT PRINTING wTees & Polos Embroided & printed, TShirts & Polo Shirts. Great prices. Free design Call: 664 210 468 Email:

UPHOLSTERY wFabric Warehouse Malaga For all your interior and

exterior upholstery needs. Transform your sofa, cushions, curtains and patio furniture, covers for jetskis, motorbikes, cars, trailers etc. Tel: 608 052 385

VETS wPet Vet Clinic La Herradura, Vaccinations, X-Ray, Dentistry, Operations, Pet Shop & More... C/Alhambra Nº3, La Herradura. Tel: 609 977 564

WEB DESIGNERS wSpanglish Webs, Web designs, Database Programmes, Hosting, Domains, Real Estate Sites English – Spanish Translation. All at realistic prices. Call Rachel: 951 70 46 27 or 691 660 187 Website:

WINDOW TINTING wMobile service itv legal Solar reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts stop fading, heat ,glare, save money on cooling make living in the sun comfortable. 958 496 571-644 546 176

Cayet Abogados is an International Law Firm that comprises of a multilingual group of lawyers: our partners speak Spanish, English, German, French, Swedish and Dutch. Cayet Abogados take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces. This allows us to build a bespoke service to suit each relationship. Our practice areas are: Property & Conveyancing, Wills, Inheritance & Probate, Family & Matrimonial, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Residency & Taxation, Afffidavits Contact us now for a Free Consultation Whatever your needs, your first conversation with one of our legal experts is an opportunity for you to ask questions and for us to understand your situation.

Avda. Condado de Huelva, 9 - TORRE DEL MAR Tel: 951 13 72 69 Mob: 626 72 99 26

NEW OFFICE Opposite Mercadona Urb, Costa del Oro, Blq.3 Local 14, Torrox Costa Tel: 951 196 388 / 649 123 068

Torre del Mar Build: 60m

Avda. Andalucia 125-A, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 601


Ref.: 4388

Spectacular apartment overlooking the sea in Torre del Mar. The Apartment is on the ninth floor, brand new with a living/dining room with a terrace and an open kitchen, brand new with all kinds of electrical appliances, a bedroom and a bathroom. It also has swimming pool, communal garden and private parking area for the block . A few minutes from the beach, restaurants, shops

Price: 135,000€

Torre del Mar Ref.: 4071

Build: 143m2

Beautiful penthouse with panoramic views to the sea and the mountains in Torre del Mar. Close to the sea and the port. The apartment has a living room, nice kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a storage room. The apartment has two private terraces (South and North), a community pool, community garden, porter, private parking and is semi-furnished

Price: 218,000€



Situated within walking distance of the village of Iznate, this three bedroom, two bathroom property is finished in a rustic style with large outside terraces, BBQ and 6m x 4m pool



A top floor, two bedroom apartment with A/C entered at ground level with convenient parking, communal pool and tennis court. Dining terrace with South westerly aspect and sea views

Reduced 119,500€



A modern, 153m², 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa on 5,035m² with pool and large garage/workshop overlooking the village of Iznate with magnificent panoramic views and easy access

Reduced 245,000€

Calle Dr Fleming, 1 Nerja. 29780 Tel: 952 52 41 40 Mob: 637 278 306 / 606 087 362

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The Little Mag That Fits In Your Bag For Info On The Go! For all your advertising needs in the Axarquia Area Of Spain