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HORROR A patient who fell out of the back of an ambulance when travelling at around 100 kmph on the AP-7 motorway near Ondara (Marina Alta). This week a driver who had been following the ambulance filed a denuncia, along with a photo of the vehicle which he took at the time. The driver said that “a package” fell from the back of the emergency vehicle, causing him to swerve. Continued Page 3... by Simon Russell

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Womans Lucky Escape, after falling from ambulance ...From Front Page When he stopped he saw that it was a young woman lying in the road, badly injured but breathing faintly. At this stage it appeared the ambulance crew did not even know what had happened; although the man managed to get their attention by flashing his headlights. The driver said they then loaded the poor woman back onto

Mass evacuation after fire

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FIRE crews ordered the evacuation of 40 people after a fire broke out on the ground floor of a three storey building in the Bahia de Xabia area. The property where the blaze started was occupied by three people and their dog at the time, although all escaped unhurt and no neighbours suffered any effects. Javea’s Local Police were first on the scene and they were soon joined by three vehicles from the Denia Fire Brigade who quickly got the incident under control. However the ground floor of the property was badly burnt.

a stretcher, ignoring the driver’s call for the police and saying that the fall was the woman’s fault and that “she was crazy”. The Ministry of Health has opened an investigation into the incident and has said that the woman suffers from a mental illness. The Ministry also said she was accompanied although it is not clear how she left the vehicle or why this seemed to go unnoticed.

Nine thousand call outs for police JAVEA’S Local Police by Simon Russell force has presented a full breakdown of their workload incidents a day. Of the 8,779 in 2017, with their services cases they handled 43% were being called on almost 9,000 administrative, 20% involved times last year, around 25 traffic, 16% welfare and 21%

matters of public safety and security. Regarding manpower there are now 70 trained officers who have access to a fleet of seven cars and three motorcycles.

These vehicles are all leased which means they are always in good working condition and have a quick turnaround for any upgrades. The marine unit has a jet-ski and new

motor boat for inshore patrols regarding fishery issues, environmental issues and other nautical matters. Last year also saw the implementation of a new

mediation service for issues such as disputes between neighbours. 65 people used this service and 43 of these cases have been resolved to date.


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Busy night for police TWO men are facing multiple charges after a series of incidents in Denia last Saturday night were linked to the pair. The most serious was what appeared to be the intentional running over of a National Police officer, who had been trying to stop the car which was being driven

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at speed and erratically. The agent suffered various injuries but was able to take the details of the car which was later stopped. At this stage a firearm, which proved to be a fake, was fired at the police. With the pair finally in detention,

the car was searched and both marijuana and hashish were discovered. The men are facing charges of endangering an officer of the law, possession of drugs, drunken driving, dangerous driving, plus possession and discharge of a simulated firearm.

Victory in mammogram fight

A Javea woman has won a two year battle to extend the breast cancer screening programme for women in the Valencia Community. Maria Ferrer fought specifically for people under the age of 45 with a family history of breast cancer to receive mammograms, something which currently starts at 45. Maria’s mother died of breast cancer at only 42 years old and Maria also had an early onset

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of the disease although thankfully she is now cured. She campaigned vigorously and collected over 200,000 signatures in support of the cause, which she submitted to the Valencian Generalitat as well as holding meetings with the Ministry of Health. This week they voted overwhelmingly in support of the proposal.

Maria and her family were present at the vote and she admitted to being “super nervous” but was overwhelmed with happiness after she saw nearly everyone raise their hands in favour. She later said “If only one person is saved by having an early mammogram, then I have won my battle.” Maria now plans to step back and spend more time on herself and her own family.


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Bus blaze on AP7 A bus caused major traffic problems after it caught fire last Friday travelling on the AP-7 motorway in the Benissa municipality. The vehicle was not carrying passengers and the driver exited safely. A fire crew from Benissa and one from Benidorm attended the scene as traffic was diverted round the bus which was completely gutted in the

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blaze. The cause of the fire is not known and is under investigation. On the same day a fire crew from Sant Vicent del Raspeig had to rescue three women trapped in a car after an accident with a lorry near the Alicante town. All were hospitalised but their conditions are not thought to be serious.

Flowers go globe-trotting T HE Marina Alta Costa Blanca Floral Club is looking forward to travelling the world at its penultimate meeting of the year with a visit of Christine Brazier. Christine is making her first visit to the Costa Blanca and will take the club “Around the World in 80 Minutes” on Thursday 26th April.

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She started getting involved in floral art about eight years ago and soon found flower arranging had taken over her life; after a floristry course she also passed an examiner’s test. Her skills will be seen at Salon de Actos, La Senieta, Moraira. Doors open at 2.15pm and close at 2.50pm. Entrance is €5 for members

and €6 for guests – everyone is welcome, for more information call Lynn on 96 640 5426 or visit www. marinaaltafloralclub.com or got to the Facebook page.


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Unlucky break

A climber had to be rescued by a fire crew after a fall in Calpe last Friday. The man was with two friends at El Castell when he fell, dropping about five metres and landing on his ankle which broke in the fall. He landed in a

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New help centre opens

THE MABS Cancer Support Group has opened a centre on Javea’s Arenal to help local people with cancer. Residents Councillor Doris Courcelles attended the inauguration with a group of MABS workers and volunteers. Along with MABS President Jacqui Phillips she cut the ribbon to declare the new space open where it will help cancer sufferers and their family.

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The charity also has a charity shop in the town (in the Javea Park area) plus several others along the Costa Blanca. As well as their shops MABS also raises money through events such as golf tournaments, charity evenings, coffee mornings and much more through their network of volunteers and helpers.

Marina Alta males live longer

difficult to access spot and a fire brigade from Benidorm were called out and managed to eventually stretcher him out. He was then taken to hospital in an ambulance that was standing by.

MEN on the Marina Alta have the longest life expectancy in the Valencian Community at 81.29 years. Women’s life expectancy in the area, which contains towns such as Calpe, Javea and Denia, is even

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higher at 85.26, although there are several parts of Valencia where it is even longer. This means that the Marina Alta actually has the closest gap in life

expectancy between the sexes at just under 4 years. The latest data has just been published by the Valencian Institute of Statistics which looks at births as well as deaths. At the other end of the

lifespan it turns out that the Marina Alta is about average for the rate of newborns, while the average new mum gives birth to her first child at 30.33 years, slightly older than most of the rest of the region.

Over to Ireland by Simon Russell

A group of 26 pupils and three teachers from Denia’s Maristas School recently spent a week in the Irish city of Kilkenny, in the Leinster province of the country. The trip was so that the students and teachers could immerse themselves in English for the week of their stay. However it was also a chance to learn more about this historic town in south-east Ireland such as its famous castle, cathedral and top level hurling team. The travellers stayed with Irish

families on the stay, attending English classes in the morning and then doing other activities in the afternoons. The Maristas de Denia School is committed to multilingualism and English is an important part of this,

with several subjects being taught in the language. The centre also has a native English speaker on its staff who helps different levels and ages of students with conversational English.


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Poor pooches by Simon Matthews

From the kitchen to the garden T HE Santa Maria Magdalene School in El Poble Nou de Benitatxell has installed a new composter to deal with bio-waste. The machine will be fed with leftovers from the school canteen and the end product will be compacted and used to fertilise the schools gardens. This is part of the town’s promotion of ecology and serves to educate the children on

waste management and recycling. Long term the town hopes to turn itself into a benchmark for household and commercial recycling, said Environment councillor Manolo Segarra.

TWO dogs have been reported as abandoned in a house in Els Poblets (Marina Alta). It is believed that the pets’ owners had been squatting illegally in the property and when they were evicted left the animals behind. A local resident has reported the issue to the town hall, saying that the house is in a squalid condition, full of rubbish and dog excrement. It is hoped that the dogs can be moved to an animal shelter.

Free folk T

HE Xabia Folk 2018 is due to start on 20 April, offering a range of folk and traditional music over a fortnight of programming. The event starts next Friday with a performance by the group

Criatures at the Casa de Cultura, starting at 8pm. There is a gap until the next concert which features Spaniard Carmen Paris and Moroccan performer Nabyla Maan who together mix vocal styles from their

native countries. This is on a specially constructed stage in Plaza de la Constitucion, starting at 10.30pm on 4 May. The next day, Saturday 5 May, sees a double bill with the Quamlibet group performing on the Plaza de la Constitucion stage at 7pm followed by the Balkan Paradise Orchestra at 10.30. The festival

closes with Bessarabia who will be playing at the Santa Lucia Hermitage at midday on 6 May. All performances are free, both indoors and outdoors, and have been organised by the Culture Department of Javea. For more information go to www.ajxabia.com and then to the events calendar.


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was just pondering what to write about when a news story on the radio very kindly offered up some inspiration (along with a certain amount of perspiration). Benidorm will soon have free wifi on its beaches, a spokesperson from the Benidorm Ayuntamiento was boasting. And really good internet too. Checked by those lovely guys at Google. Well what a relief eh? No need to pack the buckets and spades or snorkels or those novels that friends have raved about. Everyone can lie on their towel and Tweet, Facebook and Instagram about the lovely holiday they are having with their beloved phone. The kids can watch The Little Mermaid or Shark´s Tale instead of having to actually pretend to be mermaids or sharks. Maybe I am over reacting (assuming that you have detected my sarcasm) but let´s face it for anyone who actually needs to send an urgent Whatsappwhilst on holiday there´s always a café with free wifi2 minutes from the beach. Benidorm Spotlight applauds the move as helping disabled people. “No longer any need to make your way to a bar that has wifi or be chained to your hotel. You can now head down to the beach with your mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) and hey presto! You’re online!” Is it just me, or is this not just a tad

patronising to disabled people? I don´t mean just the explanation of a mobile device, I mean the whole shebang. I am pretty sure that mostwheelchair users don´t struggle too much to get to bars along the flat streets of Benidorm (and surely more than any of us know what a mobile device is, as you and I know that we are not actually talking about wheel chairs here!) It is both sad and dangerous that we suffer this world of impatient instant gratification, being bombarded by technology and allowing it to happen to ourselves. If we can´t unplug at the beach then where can we? Just Tibetan monasteries? Many believe that fast communication makes our lives easier but it´s well documented that adults are suffering from stress, sleep loss and depression because of modern technology.Artificial light from TV and computer screens affects melatonin production and throws off circadian rhythms meaning we don´t sleep properly. Nor, in my opinion, do we socialise properly any more. Someone´s birthday? Slap a message on Facebook. Don´t call and actually find out how they are. I often have lunch with a friend Hugh Robertson who is a retired London corporate lawyer (he normally pays!) and is a writer of historical fiction (The Fool´s Crowns). Hughfeels that living in an instant world negates time for thinking things through. He remembers being a messenger after school and enjoying the camaraderie of face to face deliveries, and later onunwieldy Telex and Faxes. “The use of Fax gave

rise to the imposition of shorter response dead-lines but it was still a medium that permitted a considered response.But then the goalposts were moved dramatically as email took over rather like a version of Japanese Knotweed. Almost overnight it seemed that there was no escape from email demanding, even commanding, an instant response. The precious thinking time was often replaced by instant reaction committed to permanency in a moment. How often have we all fallen foul of a later regretted impulse response or even worse the mistakenly misdirected e mail?This is a potentially fatal flaw in instantly available communication. We used to discuss things with a colleague but that does not seem to remain an option.” Hugh remembers the days when his first boss would send himself notes via postcards (to his office) on his way home from his Club. That reliable service and “sleeping on it” allowed some thought to take place. Hugh and I often spend lunches swapping Trump jokes and trying to laugh

at the man´s tweets in the middle of the night (not that I am saying that Trump is actually capable of meaningful thought of course).

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR KIDS?

American child welfare experts recently wrote to Mark Zuckerberg urging him to close downMessenger Kids - a messaging app developed for children - saying it was irresponsible to encourage pre-teens to use the platform. Child psychologists and teachers have cited evidence of children suffering severe mood changes and girls

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as young as 10 facing body image issues because of pictures that they are bombarded with via Facebook-owned Instagram. I don´t take too kindly to this information as someone who lost her sister to anorexia. Zuckerberg won´t care though. He´s the ultimate fake friend. He is a money machine.Facebook are in the news almost weekly as the bad guysbut we don´t seem to care! Whether it is Russians helping to get Trump into power, the anti-semitism

scandal behind Jeremy Corbyn´s fan base or this week´s news of 87 million Facebook personal data being breached. A recent article in the Times quoted a senior Metropolitan officer who works closely with social media as saying that “they” only take proactive action when faced with financial incentives or penalties. Meanwhile we carry on posting photos instead of writing thoughtful postcards. NB. For those worried about your kids spending too much time on screens, yours truly has written a book called Gadgets Away, 100 Great Games To Play, available at Cortados Café in Javea and on Amazon. Wasn´t intending to plug my book this week, but I have instantly decided to, and why not? It is a book, after all, not an App. fiona@weekender.news


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EL Poble Nou de Benitatxell is holding its annual “Festa del Vi and La Fava” this Sunday, 15 April. A celebration of two of the things that the area is most famous for, wines and fava beans, as in previous years local establishments

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are invited to create innovative recipes using the famous fava. This year’s entries include bean ice cream, beanburger with vegan aioli, bean tacos and even a taste of Asia with “baozi de haba” from a local Asian establishment. This year there will be a children’s cookery workshop for the first

time – focusing on the beans of course. If you’ve had your fill of beans by this stage, for the wine lovers there is a home-made wine contest organised by the local producers association and plenty of chances to sample the local product. The venue for the festival is Placa de les Pesqueres, and there will be live music from the “Tramuntana” orchestra.

Aerial search for poisoners by Simon Russell

AFTER pledging their full support to help catch those responsible for the recent spate of dog poisonings in the area, the Benissa and Senija Guarda Rural have offered the use of drones to help with the search. The club has sent out a letter confirming “its absolute indignation and disgust for these actions” and has put itself at the disposal of the authorities for any help they may need. This includes a drone and thermal imaging camera, something they think could be crucial in catching the perpetrator. They have also said that anyone who has an animal poisoned or comes across one, wild or domesticated, they can contact the Guarda on 689 526 246 or e-mail them at guardarural_ marinabaixa@hotmail.com


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Pre-Conception Care

Already dreaming about the baby and the baby room? fects (spina bifida). However, before the pregnancy there are somethings to - Extra Omega-3 fatty acids. This is needed for the development of the brain and the eyes of the child. Omega-3 think about. fatty acids are in fatty fish, vegetable oils, in lean red meat It’s important tolive a healthy life before your pregnancy. and in egg yolks. There is also less chance of pregnancy At the beginning of pregnancy the unborn child is very vul- dementia or pre or post natal depression. There is less nerable. During this time the riskof congenital deformity is chance of a premature birth or low birthweight. - Extra iron. This is needed for extra production of at it’s greatest. Start by seeing your G.P. for a general health check for blood for the baby and the placenta. you and your partner. You can also discuss anyhereditary Besides that there other things to think about: diseases in your family.The doctor will also give you some - Chance of a STD. Before the pregnancy get yourself advice: tested. - Quit smoking! Smoking reduces the blood supply to - Chance of hereditary diseases. Before your pregnanthe placenta, thus the baby gets less oxygen. There is never cy it is recommended to research: a better reason to quit than expecting a baby! o If there be hereditary diseases in you or your partner’s - Quit alcohol use. family such as cystic fibroses, muscle disease, down syn- Use no drugs (over the counter or recreational) drome or spina bifida. - Make sure all doctors know you are planning a preg- o Someone from the Mediterranean area, Afrika, Asia, nancy. Middle East or the Caribbean may be a carrier for a hered- If overweight, try and reach a normal BMI itary disease calledsickle cell anemia. - Follow a pregnancy diet as advised by your Midwife. - Age. The chances of complications in pregnancy (in- Avoid drinking too much coffee or tea as caffeine re- cluding some congenital abnormalities) increases with age. Therefore your Midwife will order screening tests as apduces the chance of getting pregnant. propriate. - See your dentist for a dental check. It is recommended to take differentsupplements like folic - Long distance travel. If you are planning a long triacid, Omega-3 fatty acids and iron. pask if there is a chance of different infections which are - Extra folic acid (vitamin B11). Women who are preg- harmful to the baby, like malaria, yellow fever or cholera. nant are recommended to take folic acid supplements. It’s - Work conditions. Chemicals and radiation can have actuallygood to begin taking folic acid before the pregnan- an influence on the fertility of a women or man. Chemicy asfolic acid reduces the chance of open neural tube de- cals, radiation, physically hard work and stress can have a lot of influence in the beginning of the pregnancy. Lastly, take some time to research your care options for pre- natal care, and you will have a healthy pregnancy. It is nice to look around and maybe chat to your local Midwife before your pregnancy.

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GARDENING ON THE COSTA BLANCA 34 First, in response to questions, - no, blowing tobacco smoke over your seeds does not qualify as smoke treatment in gardening terms! Nicotine makes an effective insecticide but its smoke has been shown to have a bad effect on a number of plants and, why not, it has killed a large number of people over the years!

Benificial Insects

(Sounds like it might be a village inland of Benidorm!) Many people and, unfortunately, many insecticides are unable to differentiate between insect pests and those which are more than useful in the garden. So here is some information on one of the “goodies” which are known as lacewings.

quently seen, although they may be attracted in numbers to porch lights. The smaller and more often nocturnal brown lacewings (Hemerobiidae) may also be spotted by observant gardeners.

ing, liquefying venom that enables the larva to suck out the victim’s fluids. Some species of green lacewings camouflage themselves with debris such as bits of plant material, their own excrement, and even the empty hulls of their victims. The voracious larGreen Lacewings vae may eat hundreds of pests during their Resembling tiny whitish alligators, development. Depending on the species, the larvae of green lacewings are general- adults may be omnivorous (eating pollen and nectar in addition to prey), or may live exclusively on floral foods.

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sects, aphids and whitefly nymphs. Many species of brown lacewings are restricted to certain plants, suggesting that they may be specialist predators. With their long lives, high reproductive capacity, and voracious appetites, they may one day prove useful in commercial biological control, but they are not yet commercially available. Having looked it up- it appears that “homopterans” means insects sucking plant juices through mouthparts. Who would have known!

Although smaller and drab-colored, brown lacewings are readily recognized by alert gardeners. The eggs are laid singly on leaves or bark, usually in arboreal habitats. The larvae are similar to those of green lacewings, Green lacewing (Chrysobut with less prominent manpidae) adults are familiar to dibles. Brown lacewings are most gardeners. Their diaphaimportant beneficial insects, nous, mint green wings blend into foliage; ly found among their somewhat sedentary as both adults and larvae are coupled with their primarily nocturnal, and prey (often aphids). The mandibles are predators, primarily of hosometimes arboreal habits, they are infre- equipped to pierce prey, injecting a paralys- mopterans such as scale inWe are a friendly group who enjoy gardening and gardens. Our meetings are normally held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from October to June in Meeting Room (Aula) 1 on the 1st floor of La Senieta in Moraira next to the free car park used for the Market on Fridays. Next month’s meeting will be on 4th April and will feature Joan Birch who will give an illustrated talk on Cost Blanca Wild Flowers Visitors including holiday makers are always welcome – admission is by a donation of 3€ per person. Our attempts at a regular meeting date are sometimes interrupted by Fiestas etc Please contact Joan Birch on 697 320 169 for details.

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Spanish house price data published in March 2018 www.spanishpropertyinsight.com The SPI House Price Index Tracker plots the progress of the six mostwatched house price indices in Spain, and brings them together in the chart above. The following residential property price indices were released in March 2017 (all figures show year-on-year percentage change):

anything about local markets, but they do at least give us an idea of where we are in the property market cycle. It’s clear from the chart above that Spanish house prices are on the road to recovery, whichever index you choose.

Tinsa Spanish House Price Index

The Spanish house price index published by Tinsa – one of Spain’s biggest appraisal companies – also shows house price changes by area, with the big cities (mainly Barcelona and Madrid) up 5.9% in February, the Mediterranean coast up 4.4%, and the Balearic and Canary Islands up 6.8%. With house prices rising across the board, many Spaniards will now see property as a good investment again, These national indices don’t tell us which is likely to attract more buyers.

- The Idealista asking price index +7.1% in March, the second highest level since the recovery started - The Tinsa index based on valuations by the company +4.5% in February - The Association of Spanish Notaries index -0.4% in January - The National Institute of Statistics index +7.2% in December


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and David Walliams. Whomever the quartet choose to send through to the live stages will then be in with a chance of winning a huge cash prize and a coveted slot at the Royal Variety Performance later this year

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Channel 4 9:00pm Sun 15 Apr New series. Richard Ayoade guides the Hauxwell family through the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Future

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zones of the Maze, tackling a range of skill, mystery, physical and mental challenges to win time in the Crystal Dome

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Horoscopes ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Love and romance should be flying high for you now, Aries. If you’re single, you could soon form an incredible relationship. If you’re already involved, the spiritual and emotional bonds between you and ARIES your beloved should grow by leaps and bounds. The lines of communication are wide open. Make use of them and you may find the kind of love of which most people can only dream.

LIBRA (Sept 24th-Oct 23rd) Spiritual and psychic matters come to the forefront today, Libra. You could be greatly inspired to express yourself creatively. You could also be quite surprised at the wisdom you find within yourself. LIBRA A gathering of friends, perhaps for the purpose of discussing metaphysical subjects, could bring this to your attention so blatantly that it becomes hard to ignore. Don’t cling to the shore. Flow with the current.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st) You should be feeling physically strong, healthy, and energetic today, Taurus, although you could also be a little lightheaded. You could experience the sensation of TAURUS wandering around in a daze with your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds. Achieving balance won’t be easy, but you should be able to manage it today. Concentrate on activities that involve spiritual or imaginative faculties today.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th-Nov 22nd) Are you contemplating a move of some kind, Scorpio? Perhaps you’re thinking about relocating to be closer to members of a group with which you’re affiliated. You might SCORPIO also be considering a move to a community where spiritual and metaphysical values are not only discussed but also lived. Make a list of your options, if that helps. You’re in a transitional period right now. You need to be practical.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st) In future years, you might remember today as one of the best days of your life, Gemini. Romance should be going beautifully. You could exchange deeply felt words GEMINI of love with your partner. The future looks bright, and you should be full of enthusiastic plans for pursuing what you really want to do. You should also be feeling especially strong, energetic, healthy, and ready to try anything. A journey could be coming up soon

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd-Dec 21st) Communication with friends, siblings, and neighbors should be open, congenial, and supportive today, Sagittarius. A gathering could open the door to new friendships, interesting discussions, SAGITTARIUS and other group activities that you might enjoy. The only downside could involve mental overload. You might learn so much today that you can’t keep track of it all. Take notes so you can maintain a record of everything that particularly impresses you.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd) Happiness reigns in the home as friends and family members gather for a long-awaited reunion, Cancer. Or you could be hosting a gathering of friends and acquaintances interested CANCER in the arts or psychic or metaphysical matters. Discussions should be intense but fascinating nonetheless. A young visitor could come up with some unexpected insights and revelations that blow everybody away. Write down whatever impresses you the most. Enjoy your evening.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd-Jan 20th) Career matters couldn’t be going better right now, Capricorn, especially if you’re in one of the communication fields, including writing, publishing, teaching, the Internet, or mass media. CAPRICORN Your financial situation is probably improving very quickly, and you’re making contact with congenial, intriguing people who share your interests. You’re also becoming more aware of the changes going on in the world and doing your part to help them along. Bravo!

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd) Group activities, perhaps with a social, ecological, or humanitarian focus, could take place today somewhere in your neighborhood, Leo. You might decide to attend with your romantic partner. You LEO could encounter some friends in the process, and all of you could well be caught up in the excitement generated by those in the spotlight. Listen well and think about what you learn today. It might make a difference in your future.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st-Feb 19th) Have you been planning a trip by air, Aquarius, perhaps to a distant place associated with a specific spiritual tradition? Warm places like Egypt, Mexico, or Israel could especially appealing now. AQUARIUS be You could be going with a group of friends. If you haven’t been considering such a journey, think about it. You might receive some surprising insights and revelations from such a trip. Start planning it now. Go for it!

PISCES (Feb 20th-March 20th) VIRGO (August 24th-Sept 23rd) Some vivid, inspiring, and intense Your values could undergo a dreams or visions could come complete turnaround today, Virgo. your way today, Pisces. They could Recent developments in the world, involve paranormal figures, such your community, among your circle as angels. Make sure you keep a of friends, and within you could record of them, as your higher self make you realize, like it or not, you PISCES is trying to tell you something. VIRGO and everyone around you is going Make a list of all the images you can through a transformation. This might be a little remember and analyze what these images symbolize disconcerting, but it’s a positive development. Take to you. You could come up with some profound things one day at a time and see where they go. You’ll insights about the world and yourself. probably like it!

CRYPTOGRAMS Cryptograms are simple-substitution ciphers where every letter of the alphabet has been switched. Your task is to use pattern recognition and your grammar and vocabulary abilities to Presented by Puzzle Baron decipher the hidden quote. Hint: start Presented by Puzzle Baron

with the 1, 2 and 3 letter words, and remember that the most common letters in the English language are E-T-A-I-O-N, in roughly that order. Good luck!

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o more stropping at the Mas y Mas fruit and veg section when all I find are rock-hard avocadoes for me! When I need my avocado urges sated and don´t have a week to wait until my purchases ripen I will head to the Los Almendros Del Montgo Restaurant on the Jesus Pobre road to feast on one of their starters “Avocado and Salmon Pie”. It´s not a pie at all, and I don´t want to give you too much of a spoiler but it is a very clever and delicious combination involving the perfect avocado. Another endearing “near-translation” on the menu is an “omelette at your taste” which sounds a bit like the omelette is going to salute you from the plate. But these teeny-tiny aberrations can be completely forgiven as this restaurant is close to perfection on many levels. I ate there last Sunday in the early evening with sunlight streaming into the main restaurant which has a beautiful dry-stone wall at one end, a wooden beamedroof cleverly covered in greenery and has a natural feeling beige and cream colour scheme. The combination whispered the

word “classy” as I sat down and admired the good quality plates and modern wine glasses. Vegetarians will be pleased to know that a separate menu is provided so not only is there plenty of choice but those avoiding meat and or fish don´t even have to read about them. The menu is very varied in terms of prices; it would be easy to push the boat out here for a special occasion but also very possible to dine here economically. They offer a “special menu” of luxurious dishes for 20.50 but also a “menu del dia” for only 14.50 which has an impressive 9 starters and 9 mains to choose from and includes bread, wine, dessert and coffee. There is also a comprehensive tapas menu and I was astonished to see that (minimum 2 persons as normal) “paella mixta” here is only 9.00 per person! Beat that in a lovely environment if you dare! Firm favourites here are the lamb chops (finger lickingly fabulous), duck with orange and the sole stuffed with prawns.

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY The restaurant is run by Jose Moises,

who devotedly runs the front of house, with his wife Encarni who is the very talented chef. Jose Moises´ parents set up the restaurant in 1971, so Jose has actually been working there since he was 16 but so far shows no signs of flagging, spending plenty of time explaining the menu to guests. The clientele is very international, and the waitresses speak perfect English.

NUTS ABOUT LAS ALMENDRAS

The restaurant is named after the almond trees, as previously the surrounding area was famous for almond terraces which

have now largely gone. There are several dishes on the menu with sauces made with “las almendras”– almonds. Note, Spanish students, that the nuts are feminine in Spanish whilst the nurturing trees are masculine .Interesting! In fact almonds aren´t nuts. Yep, that was news to me too. Officially speaking they are actually seeds. And very good for you. Almonds are a high-fat food, but they are largely a monounsaturated fat which helps to protect the heart by maintaining levels of (good) HDL cholesterol. They are a great source of fibre and protein, and vitamin E, selenium, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins. Good for your heart and your brain. Almonds do contain a teeny bit of cyanide but you would have to makes someone eat 50 ounces in one day to kill them, so not the easiest murder weapon! Why don’t squirrels have any friends? Because they drive everyone nuts. I have been wondering why it is that we so rudely call people “nuts” when they act a little crazy. Etymology Online contends that “nuts was influenced by the metaphoric application of nut to refer to

one’s head. To be off one’s nut dates from 1861 as an expression for “to be insane”. Of note: nuts to mean “crazy” predates the usage of the same to mean testicles (1846 and 1915, respectively).” A contributor to Etymology Online has added “Perhaps it also means people who are unpredictable with a “nutter” being the type of person who might unexpectedly “nut you” (give you a Glasgow kiss).” Speaking of violence, and of bad taste now, “NUTS” is apparently a military term standing for “Neurologically Unfit To Serve”. Mmm. I see what some twit did there. I´d like to send him a cyanide omelette“ at his taste.” I cannot recommend Los Almendros Del Montgo enough. My family will now be visiting once a week. The restaurant is open Mon to Sat 6 30 pm to 10 45 (closed Wednesdays) and Sundays 1 pm until 3 then 7 30 to 10.45. Tel 965 790 104. NB be aware of the speed limit on the Carretera Jesus Pobre. It´s a very stingy 50km per hour as many of us have learned the hard way. fiona@weekender.news


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The Pego Golf Society Meeting April 10th 2018 We had 34 players today in nice weather playing a Yellow Ball Competition. This is a format that can test friendships to the limit, depending on who loses the yellow ball. We had two guests today, Arthur Tear and Peter Twine. The winning team was Carla Chaszczewski, Dave O’Connor, Michel Grin and Stella Fox with a great score of 162 points. Second was the team of Shaun O’Gorman, Donna Green, Keith Price and Jim Hayward with a very good score of 146 points. The rest of us looked on in envy as most of us lost the yellow ball sometime during the competition.

Four Javea Green players bowl their way into the record books

Nearest The Pin on Hole 5, second shot was Simon Fox with 3.2m and on Hole 16 was Malcolm Sharp with 3.5m There were two twos today, Roger Brown and Dave O’Connor but as neither had put into the pot they went away empty handed, the winner with a card draw being Rob Westlands. Balls in the Water today totalled 93, correctly guessed by John Evans. There was one Matchplay today and Terry Langley beat Bill Pike one up. Next week we have a Singles Stableford competition, any guests wishing to play, subject to handicap, contact Penny Barden on pegohandicapsec@gmail.com

With such fierce competition amongst the Costa Blanca bowling community it is extremely unusual for three top tournaments to be won by the same people. But this is exactly what Paul and Jan Brown, Chris Evans and Clive English have managed to achieve during the 20172018 bowling season. Their impressive series of wins in the Javea Saturday Triples, Benitachell Saturday Rinks and

the El Cid Friday Pairs has seen them enter the record books as the first to manage this feat. Each tournament took place over several months and with help from some of their fellow team mates they won all three competitions with a game to spare, but the one common denominator was that these four bowlers were in all three winning teams.

Players Needed For Calpe Bowls Group

Benitachel Bowls Successful Year! Benitachell Bowls Club has achieved many successes this year. Our Berleen Team have won the League this season the first time for eight years. They were just one point ahead of local rivals Javea Green. The first game was at home against Bonalba back in October 2017 and the season ended with an away game at San Miguel on Wednesday 28th March 2018. A total of sixteen games have been played with ten wins and one draw, how vital that one point for the draw proved to be! They used twelve different players during the season to make the team of four required for each match. They were John & Lynne Avey, Bob & Margaret

Bailey, Dave Buttell, Richard Chamberlain, Vivian Erridge, Iris & Richard Gardiner, Viv Humble Rebecca Langan and Lynda Warnes. Further successes were the Northern League Championship, the Premier 20-20 and some of our members have also managed the semi-finals of the Javea Green Easter Trips and the semi finals of the Finca Guila trips. Sunday saw a large turn out for the Last Man Standing (many of us ladies feel is should be last person standing) two ladies made the finals but the game finished with Alex Fisher winning with Rod Warnes as runner-up. An entertaining and competitive morning enjoyed by all

We are a small bowls group that play at the ‘Colina Club’ Calpe. We are looking for new members to join us - we are not a large club and play for the fun of the game, we do not play tournament games or in a league but are a fun happy group

that play twice a week - it could be 3 times if we had more members. If anyone is interested in further information or where we are located to come and see us - please ring Joy on 669213524 or Julia on 628405112


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Saturday 14th April EPL - Southampton v Chelsea EPL - Burnley v Leicester EPL - Swansea v Everton EPL - Crystal Palace v Brighton EPL - Huddersfield v Watford

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Sunday 15th April EPL - Newcatle v Arsenal EPL - Man Utd v West Brom

Monday 16th April EPL - Westham v Stoke City

Tuesday 17th April EPL - Brighton v Tottenham

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Wednesday 18th April EPL - Bournemouth v Man Utd

Thursday 19th April

EPL - Burnley v Chelsea EPL - Leicester v Southampton

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