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Issue 07/ 7- 13 November

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THE BIGGEST FANCY DRESS PARTY IN EUROPE

Benidorm Fiestas starts on Saturday November 9th and ends on Wednesday 13th with a huge firework display in the Old Town end of the Poniente beach at around 9pm after the parade ends. The parade will start at 5pm with some 60 floats together with bands and costumes. Officially it’s a celebration honoring the La Virgen del Sufrage and Jaime Apostol, the Patron Saints of Benidorm. The fiesta has something for everybody from football, live music and fishing competitions to cultural events and

religious processions. The square in front of the old church of San Jaime are decorated with huge flower bouquets and displays. Street musicians, big brass bands, rock and classical music concerts and outdoor theatres are just some of many things going on in the Old town of Benidorm and also in the large auditorium in Aigüera Park. There are groups of friends and families who have been celebrating together the religious festival and the groups are known as PENYA.

Some Penya groups have been together for over 30 years also there are new groups each year and each person makes a financial contribution monthly. The fund is then used to hire a bar or restaurant and have a week long party with food and drinks, live entertainment and much more. Some groups are known to hire their own chefs and waiters, also they have DJ´s and music systems and the places that are used for these events are decorated and have the PENYA name colours and flags hanging outside. > Page 15

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Weather This Weeks

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SAMU 112 AMBULANCE 092 NATIONAL POLICE 091 / 112 LOCAL POLICE 96 680 77 66 / 092 RED CROSS 913 354 545 GUARDIA CIVIL 96 585 40 30 EMERGENCIES 112 / 085 TAXIS 96 586 18 18 BRITISH CONSULATE 96 521 61 90 TOURIST INFO 96 586 00 95 AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Fly Bus www.flybus.com 902 123 276. See our interactive Alicante Airport Buses Route Map to find convenient pick-up and drop-off points for your journey.

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THEME PARKS aquanatura CLOSED terra natura Open 10.00 - 18.00 Mon-Fri Open until 19.00 Weekends

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KFC Benidorm 1 C/ Gerona 28 KFC Benidorm 2 Avd. Ametlla del Mar 18. (Opposite Indoor Market) KFC Benidorm 3 C/ Periodista Jose Ramon Alonso, 4

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Mundomar 10.00 - 18.00 every day Terra Mitica Open Weekends 10.30 - 20.00

Costa Blanca MARKETS Monday/Lunes Agres, Callosa d’En Sarria, Cox, Denia, Elche, Formentera, Granja de Rocamora, Ibi, La Nucia, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Parcent, Petrer, Penaguila, Playa de Miramar (summer evenings), Monovar, Real de Gandia, Santa Pola, Sax, Xeraco

de Bellreguard (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Rojales, Tavernes de Valldigna, Villajoyosa, Xabia (Javia), Xixona (Jijona)

Tuesday/Martes Alicante, (Rastro), Aspe, Altea, Barx, Bellreguard, Benijofar, Campo de Mirra, Castalla, Elda, Orihuela, Palma de Gandia, Piles, Playa de Piles (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Relleu, San Fulgencio, Sella, Tibi, Villalonga, Xalo(Jalon), Xeresa

Friday/Viernes Albatera, Almoines, Banyeres, Benejuzar, Beniarres, Benidoleig, Crevillente, Daimus, Denia (Rastro), El Verger, Finestrat, Gata de Gorgos, Granja de Rocamora, L’ Alfas del Pi, Monforte del Cid, Montesinos, Moraira, Muro de Alcoi, Oliva, Onil, Petrer, Pilar de la Horadada, Playa de Daimus (summer evenings), Rafol d’ Almunia, Sella, Tibi, Torrevieja, Villalonga.

Wednesday/Miercoles Ador, Albatera, Alcoi, Alqueries, Almoines, Banyeres, Barx, Benjema, Beniaries, Benidorm, Benilloba, Benitatxell, Biar, Callosa de Segura, Calpe (Rastro), El Campello, Elda, Guardamar del Segura, La Font d’en Carros, Muchamiel, Monforte del Cid, Novelda, Orba, Ondara, Petrer, Polop, Potries, Rotova, San Miguel de Salinas, Sella, Teulada

Saturday/Sabado Alcoi, Alicante, Almoradi, Alqueria, Banyeres, Bellreguard, Benifairo, Benissa, Callosa d’En Sarria, Calpe, Castalla, Castell de Castells, Catral, Elche, Elda , La Font d’En Carros, La Romana, Gaianes, Hondon de las Nieves, Novelda, Ondara, Pedreguer, Tavernes de la Valdigna (summer evenings), San Vicente del Raspeig, Salinas, Relleu, Santa Pola, Xalo (Jalon) Rastro

Thursday/Jueves Agost, Agres, Albatera, Alguena, Alicante, Aspe, Benidoleig, Cocentaina, Hondon de los Frailes, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Pego, Playe

Sunday/Domingo Sunday Market in Albir Benidorm, Elche, La Nucia, Campoverde, Camp de Guardamar, Algorfa, La Marina, Zoco.

CENTRO Plaza Canalejas El Torrejó. Benidorm Tel: 96 585 1311 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidorm@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h. Saturday 10:00 to 13:30 h. EUROPA Avenida Europa s/n ( C/ Ibiza) Benidorm Tel: 96 586 0095 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormeuropa@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 10:00 to 13:00h & 17:00 to 20:00 h. BUS STATION 96 683 1648 RINCON LOIX Avenida Derramador, s/n Benidorm Tel: 96 680 5914 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormrincon@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h Albir Playa. Paseo de las Estrellas. Platja de l’Albir 2. C.P: 03581. L’Alfàs del Pi. Tel: 96 686 7022. www.lalfas.com alfasplaya@touristinfo.net Summer opening 09:00 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 20:00h Rest of the year Mon-Fri 09:00 to 14:00 h. L’ALFAS DEL PI Calle Federico García Lorca, 11 (Bajos Ayto.) C.P: 03580. L’Alfàs del Pi Tel: 96 588 8905 or 96 588 8265 www.lalfas.com alfasdelpi@touristinfo.net Winter Mon-Sat 09:00 to 14:00 h. Summer Mon-Thu 09:00 to 20:00 Sat-Sun 10:00 to 18:00 h.

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1. Carrefour Finestrat 2. Ex Pats Super Market Villa Joyosa 3. Mendoza Supermarket Alfaz Del Pi 4. Mendoza Supermarket Albir 5. Quick Save shop Benidorm 6. Round Town Travel Shops 7. Tourist Information offices

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Hello and welcome to this very special Fiesta edition of the Buzz giving you lots of information of what´s going on and the very best places to eat drink and especially for the best entertainment around town during Fiesta week. I hope you have adapted now to the lighter mornings and darker afternoons, it is always such a contrast. Even though its only one hour the difference is amazing. I think because we are so used to long sunny days and then it hits us. WINTER IS ON ITS WAY! But we are lucky that the Costa Blanca has much to offer residents, long term stayers also of course holiday makers and tourists, all looking for something different but it is all here. If you want to see some of the best views in Spain then you are in the right place. We are so lucky here on the Costa Blanca to have such a choice of both mountains and wonderful coastline. We have a full guide activity information on pages 12 & 13 giving you some ideas each week of places to visit. If you want the night life action then Benidorm is the pace to be right now. Fiesta week has something for everyone, Karaoke bars, live entertainment with comedy and live bands all together with some fantastic bars and pubs. There really isn’t anywhere else like it anywhere in Europe or even the whole world, Benidorm even has the best beer prices in Europe only 1.50€ in many bars even cheaper if you look around! I hope you enjoy this read and take with you the centre pages as it is full guide dedicated to this next week of fun and activity, also don’t forget to join in the British Fancy Dress Party next Thursday 14th of November in the main Square from Sinatra´s (between Calle Ibiza and Calle Lepanto) and continuing all the way along Calle Gerona up to Yorkshire Pride Pub just past the Marina Hotel. This event is something special and if you haven’t seen it before then it’s a must… take your camera because some of the outfits are truly amazing. The participants come from all over the UK and Europe to attend this day event and make an enormous effort to get the best outfits. I will hope to see you there. Look out for the Buzz team and the Buzz Twizzy. Coming soon is our special weekly Buzz Guide to the best Christmas, it is all about where to go for your Christmas party with many great bars and restaurants to visit during the festive season also where to buy the ideal gifts. With only 55 days left we will be finding for you the very best discounts and offers so please make sure you have your VISTA CARD today. Don’t forget to tune in to VISTA Radio 96.2 FM and find out about our special weekly VISTA Card promotions and listen to the very best sounds of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s. You can also down load the phone APP on I tunes or Android simply search VISTA-RADIO or use the links on our website www.vistaradio-fm The Weekly Buzz It’s all you need for a great read.

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La Nucia Super Market Goes Into Liquidation

Expats living in the Marina Baja area rely on the La Nucía supermarket for international produce, fresh daily goods and even to sit and enjoy Coffe or a beer with some great snacks and cakes from their bakery counter. The supermarket is run by the Mendoza brothers and was set up in 1980 by the brothers Enrique and Juan Bautista Mendoza. For 30 years the supermarket has provided employment for up to 70 people, but an acrimonious split in the family has led to the business going into liquidation. The locals hope that a suitable buyer will be found and keep this favourite local store alive with the fantastic choice of local and imports goods.

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Ryanair cuts extra charges

BUDGET airline Ryanair has been sentenced by a mercantile court in Madrid to eliminate eight conditions for passengers that were considered abusive. In a press release issued on Friday, Ryanair announced some improvements to their customer service, which it said will be applicable until March 6, 2014. Main improvements include a serious reduction of the ticket printing fee (from €70 to €15) and the allowance of a small handbag or a duty free bag in addition to cabin luggage. Some of the announced improvements coincide with the ruling handed down by the Madrid court. However the airline has already announced it will appeal the sentence and so will continue to be allowed to apply them until this is resolved.

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The Good News: Cabin crew of Ryanair are hoping to raise over €100,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK through sales of their 2014 charity calendar that was launched yesterday (Thursday). Thirteen hostesses have posed in bikinis at Crete for the calender that was presented to the public at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. A record 400 charity organisations had requested to be the recipients of the funds raised. The calender can now be purchased on Ryanair flights and via its website for €10 - that go entirely to Teenage Cancer Trust. Among other things, funds will go towards the maintenance of 27 oncology units specialised in younger patients in UK hospitals.

ALBA CONSULTAS Language Law and Integration in Spain

Alba Consultas are now in benidorm, located right next to Benidorm palace! The friendly team at Alba continue to offer legal advice and solutions- wether you are buying, selling or renting properties, making a Will, importing or transfering a vehicle, presenting a tax return even registering with the Town Hall or doctors, they can advise and help you! To find out more view their website albaconsultas. com or call 692 386 293 to book your appointment! Alba consultas, specialise in translations, law and Integration in spain.

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what´s On TIME TO ROCK ´N ROLL Anniversary Party November 7th 8th 9th 10th From 8pm (arrive early to get your seats)

4 days Rock n Roll Fiesta don't miss it! Come to join the party to celebrate 9 years of the best Rock n Roll in Benidorm. Alvero and business partner Augustine have taken the Rock and Roll House to be recognised as Benidorms's Number 1 live entertainment venue. Specialising in Rock n Roll the live music attracts the best acts the visitors just love it and keep on coming back year after year. Simon Patrick known as the Rebel is the number one Elvis tribute act in Europe and he is a resident performer at the Rock and Roll House. The Elvis tribute show is amazing and to celebrate the 9th year anniversary party the show will include a seven piece band performing together for the biggest and best Elvis tribute you will see anywhere. Dean Ryan also has a massive following attracting fans of Shaking Stevens and when these two acts join up in a special show they really rock the roof off the place. There is dancing and rockin going on all night until the early hours and you

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would need to arrive early to get a seat, most visitors come for the whole evening line up and especially to see the famous Cabeyto Brothers who are a legend in Benidorm. To celebrate their 9th year anniversary you will get to see some extra special acts and the line ups are just fantastic. There will be a free buffet, prizes, T-Shirts, dancing and don't forget you can meet some of the best performers in Europe. We will be there to capture some of the highlights we would love to see you, come and say hello to us..... Entertainment Line up Dalton Elvis & Shaky Show with 7 piece band Cabeytu Brothers Ray Croft Pablo Bloom Miguel Paul Jones Paco Craig

Telephone for further information 619 546333

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Ex Pats Don't lose your UK pension or benefit payments EXPATS in receipt of UK pensions and benefits may soon be contacted by the Department of Work & Pensions to confirm their international bank details. Many have already received and sent back forms regarding this matter. From January 31, 2014, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will need an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) and Bank Identification Code (BIC) in order to make payments to expat riates' accounts in Spain and other Eurozone countries. This change is due to new European Union regulations which aim to make payments between EU countries faster and more secure. The DWP already holds these details for most of its customers, but expatriates whose details are not yet

held will soon receive a letter asking for them. Bank customers will not be asked to provide any further details of their accounts, such as passwords. If you receive a letter, you should complete the enclosed form and return it to the DWP as soon as possible, says the British Embassy in Madrid. If you fail to return the form your payments could be stopped. As from January 31, 2014, banks in Eurozone countries will not accept any DWP direct payments without these details. You can get them from your bank account statement or directly from your bank. Expatriates only need to provide additional bank details if they receive payments into a Eurozone

account outside the United Kingdom and have received a letter from the DWP. The changes to the system do not affect those whose pension or benefit is paid into a UK account as they are unaffected by this change in EU regulations. Officials from the Department for Work and Pensions are also reminding customers who have changed address, and who have yet to inform the DWP, to contact the International Pension Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 0044 191 218 7777 in order to make sure their details are up to date. For more information about the change to European bank account numbers, visit the European Commission website at www.ec.europa.eu/internal_ market/payments/sepa/index_en.htm

GIBRALTAR'S Chief Minister is urging the UK not to abandon the Rock if it leaves the European Union in 2017

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo is worried leaving the EU could harm Gibraltar's economy as Spain and other European countries could impose heavy import and export tariffs on goods moving across the border. He pleaded with Britain to make sure the Rock's residents have a voice in the debate on EU membership, and called on the main parties to guarantee Gibraltarians get a vote in a referendum. In a wide-ranging interview with the Express Online, Mr Picardo also backed calls made in Westminster yesterday to award the the George Cross to Gibraltar in recognition of its loyalty to the Crown and its vital role in the Second World War. The Chief Minister also hit out at Spain's "abusive and illegal" border checks it had carried out this summer, and said there will be no negotiation over the controversial artificial reef Gibraltar has built off its coast. Mr Picardo said: "Membership of the European Union is important to Gibraltar. "We are the only part of the UK member state which is within continental Europe and of course while for the United

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Kingdom some issues might not be as relevant, such as the freedom of movement of people, it is a very important issue for Gibraltar. "The freedom to provide services is an important issue for Gibraltar so we are looking to have an opportunity to form part of the debate on Europe, to hear the argument that's made by each of the parties that defends a particular point of view and have a vote. "We vote in European Parliament elections, so there's no reason why we shouldn't vote in any other plebiscite that deals with membership, or the shape of membership, of the European Union. "Certainly I think if you did a straw poll in Gibraltar you would find there would be majority support for David Cameron's view that the relationship with Europe is an important one, and membership of the European Union is beneficial, but the terms of membership are something that needs to be looked at more closely and what the EU does is something that requires better calibration. "That is likely to be the majority view in Gibraltar."


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Eurochange, a solidarity team

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esterday, the 30th of November 2013, the Eurochange team made a delivery in our flagship (Eurochange located in Juan Fuster Zaragoza 1) to Keira Marilyn, a cheque donation of €1000 to help her and her family in the expensive treatment that she needs to receive in the US in the up coming weeks. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet Keira in person and knowing more about her case and treatment. Her mother Deborah, was telling us about her case: she was starved of oxygen due to placental abruption and was non responsive until they finally found a heartbeat after 15 minutes of CPR and two shots of

adrenaline, she was then admitted to ICU where she remained for 5 weeks and in this time was diagnosed with severe brain damage (spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy) and epilepsy. Thanks to the determination of her parents and the fighting character of the girl, her status has been improving with the therapies that have been submitted. However, they are not enough and needs an expensive treatment of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) that fortunately can be received in a specialized clinic in Guadalajara (up to now they had to travel to the US to receive it). The donation of the employees of Eurochange will go to help in the treatment and thanks to her page on Facebookhttps://www. facebook.com/Therapyforkeirawe can know and be updated on her progress. Eurochange employees participated for several years on a voluntary basis in Teaming. Teaming is an online platform of crowdfunding to social causes. This means that among everyone, donating very little can get large sums. In Eurochange what we do is donate €1 of our monthly wage to Teaming and when we

“Solidarity is not giving of what you have plenty, it is giving of what the other lacks”

have an appropriate amount we break the “teaming piggy bank" and decide on which social cause. The intention of the entire team is to continue working with Teaming in order to help other people and children who really need it and “with a small gesture come big smiles". More info:

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Primark is mobilising for Remembrance a blitz of store openings Sunday on the

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Spain is one of several European countries to be hit with the companies brand of cheap fashion. The clothing giant has seen record sales with an increase of 22% in the last year and profits of 514 million pounds. The chief of the parent group ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS have decided to take on the rivals H & M and Spanish chain ZARA in their home market.

held at 11.30am at Cuidad Patricia by the Royal British Legion. Everyone is welcome and there will be lunch available afterwards. This is not a religious service but a way to join in and remember those who have given up their lives for their country.

Temperatures Hold Up For Fiestas

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Holiday makers and locals will have a fantastic time during the next week and will see temperatures of up to 30 degrees.. The weather is absolutely glorious, last night the temperature didn't drop below 20 this is absolutely amazing for this time of year and perfect for the fiesta celebrations.

U3A Marina Baixa Go to the Fayre A full day out yesterday in the busy Cocentaina. All Saints Day at the Cocentaina Fayre. "Fira de Tots Sants". There were hundreds of interesting stalls, Bonsai, pottery, metal work, soaps, dried fish, cheeses of all shapes and sizes & meats - as you can see there was certainly variety. The centre square was, as usual, full of food to tempt our palates. This photo shows just one of the town's street adorned together with the pretty mountain backdrop. The next General Meeting is on 25 November at the Albir Social Centre. The speaker will be our own member Dee Middlekoop who will be talking to us about her hobby "Orchids". There is not a meeting in December but here is advanced notice of the Annual General Meeting on the 27th January 2014. (Always the 4th Monday of the month). If you look on the website www.u3amarinabaixa.com you will find details of all the various groups. If you are a new member please come along to any of the groups. You will be made very welcome. The Rummikub group would welcome new members, if you have never played, it is an easy game to pick up, you will get all the help you need. If you do not have internet access please contact our secretary Joan Flint, for more information on 96 586 1226/677 721 902.

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Interview with Shaun Foster Conley

Shaun has been performing now for 15 years in Benidorm, he first came to Benidorm because of his manager who convinced him to improve and enhance his Career seeing him perform in Sunderland and all over the UK Joe Foster became his role model and mentor and has been a major part of Shaun life. Joe Foster with a wealth of experience in show biz that included bringing the big names to the UK that included Jonny Cash and the Drifters. The name Foster was adopted into Shaun's name. Shaun explained that "Coming to Benidorm was a bit of a culture shock and completely different environment performing to holiday makers." Stardust and The Talk of the Town were the first venues where Shaun performed and for a number of years before he moved to Morgans Tavern. Recently Shaun was performing in the Benidorm TV series making history to be the only singing artist to perform under his own name as himself in a hit TV series. He stared in series 3 & 4 and performed a total of 9 songs. The 40-year-old father of two explains: "Derren wrote me in to the show as myself. He had been to see me perform I didn't know it at the time - and he fell in love with my voice, particularly an Al Martino song that I do called Here in My Heart. He wrote a whole storyline around me when Madge thinks Im Tom Jones singing at

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Neptunes Bar." I asked Shaun did it make a difference to you after appearing in the TV show he said "Its nice when people stop you in the street - that comes with the territory, but I haven't changed as a person. Im still the same person I used to be. Working the ship yards in the north east Shauns early working years gave him a solid grounding and focused outlook on life. Only due to the down turn of the industry he found him self being made redundant. Ever since he hasn't looked back. Shaun Foster Conley act is based on a host of the big stars from the Vegus era Tom Jones Franky Lane Dean Martin and Frank Sanatra. But music has always been in his blood. Dad Peter was lead singer with Sixties group The Apaches and Shaun grew up listening to country and western music and Elvis. Staring in a Christmas Show in the North East and also following in his fathers foot steps singing has been a success Shaun has won “Number One Vocal Entertainer” in the North West and North East of England 5 times. No other performer in the history of this award has won the title twice in succession. From Blackpool to Benidorm Shaun’s show is a sure winner. You can see him perform at the Talk of the Coast every night also performing at Sinatras and Jokers.


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Benidorm Knights A brand new Show For Ladies

Recent rehearsals for the new show in town, The Benidorm Knights not been done before here a group of young guys set to entertain the ladies with a show that will blow them away. Rehearsing at the Marina Hotel, Calle Gerona Benidorm choreographer and director Gary prepares the six strong group of dancers made up from twin brothers Javi and Dani then there is Christian, Harry and Reuben. The boys have some great routines, coupled with hysterical comedy, and of course plenty of muscle and testosterone. The opening night is on the 7th November and tickets are priced at

only 12₏ each and include a glass of cava and 2 free kiss-vouchers! The next performance is on Monday 11th followed by the third show on Friday 15th also at Hotel Marina, doors open 8:30pm. Reserve your seats for both these performances by emailing to info@benidormknights.com or call 634 365 899. Benidorm Knights tickets are also available to buy at Benidorm Old Town: - Bar Domino - Picadilly Bar - Dove Park (see Lucy) - Jimmy´s Red Lion (at the side of Hotel Victoria) www.facebook.com/benidormknights

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What’s Hot and What’s Not tells us.

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Owners: What’s your side of the story?

During the next six weeks we hope to have the response from the owners with their comments to the reviews made on Tripadvisor. We welcome Restaurant & Bar owners to have their say, so don’t delay e-mail us to: buzz@vistacostablanca.com Tutti Quanti C/ Joaquin Turina 1, El Albir

“The unfriendliest place I have ever been too!”

Reviewed October 5, 2013 When we got there we asked the waiter for a table, he just looked at us & walked away! Another saw him so she led us to a table, it was then rush rush, rushed into ordering everything then when it came she had messed up the order & didn’t bring half of it! what she did bring was terrible. She was very unhelpful & pretty rude, we didn’t even finish our food as we couldn’t wait to get out of

“Fabulous restaurant”

Reviewed August 3, 2013 Loved this place so much visited three times loved Albir beautiful place we were a party of Ten and the staff were lovely food fabulous and just a great place x

“Quality food and service”

Reviewed July 24, 2013 This is only my second review ever....the staff and food were excellent.

“Food average. Play area for kids ridiculous”

Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile we have just come back from albir, we ate in this bar twice first time we got in there ordered for 2 main meals and a kids meal. my partners and my sons arrived and it was another 10 -15 mins till i got mine which i think is shocking service. Also they have a toddlers play area which at first glance looks brilliant, when i actually went in there with my son i was surprised to see that most if not all the toys were broken there was a wendy house in the corner which wasnt broken however id say dont let your kids play inside as there were toddlers inside and spanish kids that looked about 11-14 playing in the play area and climbing and jumping on the roof of the wendy house .. not one of the waiters or parents told them and the same kids were there both times we ate there i think they were regulars there service was average and english speaking was good hope this helps

Duetto C/ Londres 4, Benidorm

“The best”

Reviewed October 15, 2013 Went to Duetto on 4/10/2012,having booked our table the night before with the owner. We were welcomed and shown to our table asked if we would like a drink and offered the menu. The owner came to see us and ask if we were alright and could she do anything for us ,i told her it was my wifes birthday and we were celebrating it at this restaurant, she wished my wife a happy birthday and said to me that she would do a little something. W e ordered a bottle of wine, iordered a pizza with extra toppings, my wife ordered the black irish sirloin steak. The meals were to die for, the pizza was huge and just how i wanted it, the steak was the best my wife had ever had ,again huge portions. The owner then presented a portion of Tiramasu with candle for my wife which was a very nice touch,well done Duetto you are the best keep it up

“Such a special place and made to feel very special!!!”

Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile The staff here are amazing. Very attentative, efficient and happy. From the minute my husband and I walked in having pre booked our table we were made to feel as though we were the only people there although it was busy. They suggested a lovely pinot grigio rose to accompany our meal. Starter consisted of pork ribs, potatoes and salad which were to die for. Main was lasagne, amazing and spag bol, very tasty with the garlic bread. To top off the night the waiters brought out a birthday cake and candles for my husbands birthday. 1 shared starter was enough as we chose it off the grill main menu. For 1 starter, 2 mains, 1garlic bread, 1 dessert and 2 bottles of wine the cost was approx €57 which was fantastic for the experience. Just wish we would have spotted this place sooner in the holiday so we cpuld have sampled more pasta dishes. The grill menu was also amazing. Pizzas done in the clay oven looked to die for. A huge thanks to all of the staff making this a very memorable experience. Please go you will not be disappointed, do pre book as it is very popular.

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“Fantastic food, the rest average”

Reviewed October 22, 2013 I’ve rated this restaurant average, but this doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of the food. The food was fantastic and we even went twice while in Benidorm. The average rating is because when we ordered our food we wanted a salad for a starter and the manager failed to tell us that these were huge and came on what I can only describe as a serving platter........we didn’t eat it all. We also had to leave some of our main course due to the volume of food. Some wastage is expected, but not that much. The restaurant also needs to sort it’s lighting out outside. We couldn’t see our menus and had to read them via torches on our phones. I can’t fault the food and they did give us very good service when one of our party’s food was cold. They took it away and it came back piping hot and they offered us free Tiramisu, but after all that food no one wanted it.

“Ideal after a stroll along the Levante beach”

Reviewed September 30, 2013 Brilliant place to have lunch or evening meal or if you want, just a drink and watch the passers by. Good friendly service. The food lovely and good value for money. often came here during our time in Benidorm. Recommend the spaghetti Carbonara.

“Great location”

Reviewed September 28, 2013 I have not tried all of the food available but here is my opinion of what I have. Various pizzas...all very good. Various salads.... varying from poor to okay. Pasta dishes taste okay. excepting the macaroni pasta bake which is delicious but all lack any garnish whatsoever, The steak with pepper sauce is, quite frankly, disgusting the pepper sauce tasting overwhelmingly of cheese and the quality of the beef is low. The service is very good, the dining tables are widely spaced and the location is great. Overall, the good outweighs the bad and I shall continue to eat here probably just the pizza and pasta bake though.... Drinks are reasonably priced.


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The live music and entertainment normally goes on until 4am each morning and then for a few hours there is calm before the fireworks wake everyone up and the party starts all over. Many British and other nationalities who have businesses in the area of the Old Town in Benidorm close up or rent out there premises for these celebrations. The many people in the Old Town celebrating are mainly Spanish with British visitors and tourists coming to the area to see the celebrations. The British pubs and bars will put on their own fiestas and enjoy the celebrations with additional visitors to entertain and make a party of their own. The British area of the new town will be buzzing with thousands of people who have been coming for years and what has now become the highlight of the annual calendar event the most famous and biggest street party in Europe. The many bars and pubs in the new town end with be jammed packed with fiesta party goers. The streets and the British square are decorated with British

flags buntings and balloons. The history of how the British Fiestas started is a little disputed but I have had the opportunity to find out more and talk to some of the most knowledgeable people that have been involved over from the beginning. The funny thing is that the guys behind bringing the Fiesta Party to the new town are all Spanish. My first stop was to meet with Manolo Nieto a partner in the very well-known bar and entertainment group “A Touch Of Class”, the group own SINATRAS in the English Square, also own Jokers, Chaplin’s, Red Dog Bar and Tropical Bar in the Rincon area. Manolo told me that in 1992 Sinatra’s was opened and the partners decided to make a Fiesta in the English square, the idea was fancy dress and a big party offering prizes for the best dressed and free drinks for anyone who came in a costume. Now the annual event has grown to an incredible size attracting thousands of visitors from all over the UK and Europe.

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Each year Sinatras have put on the main show and have had some amazing displays last year was a real live bear literally standing up in the middle of the crowd in the square. In the past there were other animal displays with Camels, Bulls and horses. No one is told prior to the day it is a surprise! Sinatras pledge a free holiday to Benidorm with flights and accommodation last year’s winners the Newcastle Spanglettes organized a raffle donating the free holiday as the first prize along with many other prizes. The raffle raised money for one of their members Brenda Crossley who was taken ill during Fiestas last year. Another iconic bar owner Paco Carasco who is known for his famous group of British Pubs called the VINCENTS CORNER PUBS. Paco told me when he was 26 years old he was the manager of the first British Pub in the Old Town Benidorm called VINCENTS. The Old Town has always been the traditional place for the annual Fiesta celebrations so for the Brits Paco had started the celebrations at VINCENTS Pub providing entertainment with live music. The British Fiesta party grew more and more popular and year after year many of the same people came back. So the history of the British event was started in the Old Town at Vincents Pub. Tad the owner of the Yorkshire Pride Pubs started in 1994 he told us that the Wooky Hollow was the original Benidorm Fiesta Party and it was so busy he had a full bar with the over spill of customers. Tad said it just got busier and busier each year it was just amazing how fast this event grew and has continued ever since. Now the party is so popular it is hard to find accommodation, hotels are full and flights are booked as soon as they are available online.

The Bank Holiday Days for Benidorm Fiestas are the 11th & 12th the banks are closed but most shops are open. Touch of class Saturday - welcome party night - Sinatras - Meat Loaf Sunday - Old Days of the past - Old Music Party Monday - Entertainment Line Up Tuesday - Free T Shirts - Presentation of winner 2012 Fancy Dress Wednesday - Ladies Day Thursday - Fancy Dress Friday - Paella - watch the show how its made Saturday - The Night to say goodbye Farewell Party

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FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

18:00 LIGHTING of the ARTISTIC ILLUMINATION, by our Queens, at Martínez Alejos Avenue. Afterwards, INAUGURATION OF THE FAIRGROUND, next to the Bullring. Children´s day: special prices. 22:30 “PEÑAS” INFORMAL PARADE. Meeting of the “Peñas” at C/ Ruzafa. Parade around Ruzafa and Martínez Alejos streets.

SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

10:00 MASS at the Church of San Jaime, in honour to the Virgin of the Suffrage, singed by the choir of “La Barqueta”. 11:45 Opening of the doors at San Jaime Church, to sing the VERSES IN HONOUR TO THE VIRGIN. 12:00 BELL RINGING and spectacular "AIR BOMBING" from Plaza del Castell, to announce that… THE MAJOR FIESTAS HAVE BEGUN! 12:15 MUSIC BANDS PARADE, starting from Plaza de San Jaime to finish at Plaza de SS. MM los Reyes de España. 13:00 MEETING OF MUSIC BANDS, at Plaza de SS. MM. los Reyes de España, to perform the piece "FIESTA IN BENIDORM". 17:00 THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE FOUNDING OF THE VIRGIN, at Poniente Beach. 18:00 SOLEMN PROCESSION leaving from Parque de Elche (Harbour) through the following streets: Paseo de la Carretera, Alameda, Mayor and Plaza de San Jaime. When the procession gets to the church, there will be a FLOWER OFFERING TO THE VIRGIN, followed by the ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIESTAS at Plaza San Jaime. Afterwards SUPERB FIREWORK DISPLAY, done by “Pirofantasía Carlos Caballer”, at Plaza del Castell. 24:00 Performance of Orchestra

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BIRMANIA, at Gambo street. 24:00 Performance of Orchestra SHAKARA, at Tomás Ortuño street (L´ Hort de Colón). 00:30 PYROTECHNICAL SURPRISE, leaving from La Biga street.

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER: VIRGIN OF THE SUFFRAGE´S DAY

08:00 Air Bombing from Plaza Castelar … and from now on, ¡EVERY MORNING! 11:00 to 14:00 BIG CHILDREN PLAYPARK at Paseo de Colón (Harbour). 11:30 SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF OUR PATRON SAINT, THE VIRGIN OF THE SUFFRAGE, at the Church of San Jaime, sang by the choir “Agrupación Coral de Benidorm”. Afterwards, AIR BOMBING and Parade around the streets of the Old Town. 12:00 GREAT “NOVILLADA” (bullfight with young bulls and novice bullfighters), at the Bullring. Price: 10€. 14:00 MARVELLOUS DIGITAL “MASCLETA” (super big banger) at Av. Mediterráneo, done by Pirotecnia Lluch. 17:00 AMAZING CONCERT OF THE “UNIÓN MUSICAL DE BENIDORM”, at Gambo street. 19:00 SOLEMN PROCESSION IN HONOUR TO THE VIRGIN OF THE SUFFRAGE. Itinerary: Mayor, Alameda Pedro Zaragoza, Los Ángeles, Pintor Lozano, Virgen del Sufragio, Martínez Alejos, Paseo de la Carretera, Santa Faz and Plaza de San Jaime. Afterwards “ESTAMPETA” at Plaza de San Jaime. 22:00 SANTI SERRA´S SHOW WITH FREE HORSES at the Bullring. (Winner of the contest “Tú Sí Que Vales”). Price: 10€ 23:00 Traditional COPLETES singed to the Virgin of the Suffrage at Plaza de San Jaime. 24:00 Performance of the Orchestra IGUANA, at Gambo street. 00:10 Performance of the Orchestra JAMAICA, at Tomás Ortuño street (L´ Hort

de Colón). 01:00 SPECTACULAR “CORREFOC” (moving fire and sound show), done by DIMONIS RAFOLINS Itinerary: Plaza SSMM. Los Reyes de España, L´Aigüera, Ruzafa, Martínez Alejos, Dr. Pérez Llorca, Plaza triangular, Herrerías and finishing at Plaza SSMM Los Reyes de España, with a great show.

MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER: SAINT JAMES DAY

10:30 AMATEUR BULLFIGHT WITH YOUNG BULLS at the Bullring. 11:00 BIG CHILDREN PLAYPARK at Paseo de Colón (Harbour). 11:30 SOLEMN MASS at San Jaime´s Church, in honour to Saint James sang by the choir “Agrupación Coral de Benidorm”. Afterwards, AIR BOMBING and Parade around the streets of the Old Town. 14:00 GREAT DIGITAL MASCLETA (super big banger) at Av. Mediterráneo, by “Pirofantasía Carlos Caballer”. 17:00 CHILDREN´S WANDERING THEATER, starting at La Biga street. 19:00 SOLEMN PROCESSION IN HONOUR TO SAINT JAMES by the streets: Mayor, Alameda, Paseo de la Carretera, Santa Faz and Plaza San Jaime. Afterwards ESTAMPETA, in honour to Saint James. 23:30 Performance of the Pop-Rock band, CONTROL Z, at Tomás Ortuño street (L´Hort de Colón). 24:00 Concert of the DJ SANTI BERTOMEU, at Gambo street.

TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

10:30 SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS at San Jaime Church, singed by the Church Choir. Afterwards, OFFERING OF FLOWER GARLANDS to the Dead in the Sea at Plaza de la Señoría, followed by a visit to the cemeteries. 10:30 AMATEUR BULLFIGHT WITH YOUNG

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BULLS at the Bullring. 11:00 a 14:00 HUGE CHILDREN PLAYPARK and RONALD MCDONALDS performance, at Paseo de Colón (Harbour). 12:00 X CONTEST OF “ARRÒS AMB FESOLS”, at Plaza SSMM Los Reyes de España. 12:30 SARDINES FOR EVERYONE at Ametlla de Mar Avenue (Rincón de Loix), sponsored by the Major Fiestas Commission. 14:00 THUNDEROUS MASCLETÀ (super big banger) at Av. Mediterráneo, done by “Pirofantasía Carlos Caballer”. 17:00 BULLFIGHTING LESSON, offered by the Benidorm Bullfighting School. Only with the invitation that you got if you went to the “Novillada” . 17:00 “LA CAJA MÁGICA”. Children Show, at Tomás Ortuño street (L´ Hort de Colón). 19:00 FUNNY COSTUMES PARADE. Itinerary: Venus, Ruzafa, Martínez Alejos and Gambo. 24:00 FANGORIA in concert, at the Auditorium Julio Iglesias.

WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER

11:00 FESTA DE LES FESTES. Parade around the town, of the different Fiestas Commitees, departing from Paseo de Colón (Harbour) to go to Plaza de SSMM Los Reyes de España. 12:30 CANDY (and bangers) STRING, at Plaza SS. MM los Reyes de España, 13:00 CHILDREN´S MASCLETÁ at Plaza SS. MM los Reyes de España. 17:30 FLOAT PARADE through the following streets: Parque de Elche, Almendros, Marte, Venus, Ruzafa, Martínez Alejos, Gambo and finishing at Plaza de la Hispanidad . Afterwards, MARVELLOUS FIREWORK DISPLAY at Poniente Beach (Harbour), done by “Pirofantasía Carlos Caballer”.


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VINCENT'S CENTRE HOSTA BENIDORM FIESTA PARTY FREE GLASS OF SANGRIA ON ARRIVAL

Located in the Rincon End Av de Estocolmo VINCENT'S CENTRE has three great pubs for you to enjoy. A full live entertainment programme each night and also Karaoke, live sports and loads of other activities you will find going on throughout Fiestas. The Triangle - White Horse and The Plaza are the place to be all located

together so there really is something for everyone. At 2pm from Friday 8th each day until Wednesday 13th is a a live musical band known as "Pasacalle" with a "Dolzaina" a typical Spanish Valencia wind instrument. When you arrive you will get a Free glass of Sangria so join in the fun and enjoy the fiestas with Paco and his team.

PARTY @THE PIG N WHISTLE FIESTA 9th-13th NOV2013 Love Your Music? Love To Fiesta?

THEN YOU WILL LOVE THE PIG!! A traditional English pub in the traditional centre of old town Lee the proud new landlord since march is very excited and proud to be celebrating his first fiesta after taking over the pig eight months ago and promises anyone coming to join in the party will certainly have a fiesta to remember. Lots of hard work has gone into arranging the fiesta party and entertainment line up. Lee said “I’m so excited and the atmosphere will be great I have a big collection of music it’s so important to create the fiesta vibe, your music and requests of all the big fiesta classics will be catered for”. The bar is fully stocked with all of your favourite premium spirits with only branded mixers poured in big pig measures! And a genius mixology cocktail making with shooters including the pig’s famous pig n apple slap plus a a full range of draught and bottle bottle beers. “Our plan is to start the party early 10AM! Expect some great party starters early bird prices and after a few

days maybe some great hangover cures too!” You are the DJ The music is chosen by you all, genres all eras if we cant play it you earn a shot... Also sing us a song from 9pm guest singers welcome on our open mic with over 150,000 tracks to choose from or just sit back relax and enjoy your music in a chilled atmosphere on our superior sound system. We will not be closing at all between 10am and 5am so for those party animals amongst you if you have the stamina then why not stay and party with us all day and all night. Lee really wants to make it a special and he looks forward to seeing old, new and his friends. THE PIG N WHISTLE MUSIC BAR CALLE PAL 5 opposite the RICH BITCH Great atmosphere great music great people perfect ingredients for a GREAT FIESTA! Find us @ PIG N WHISTLE BENIDORM Love your music, Love to Fiesta? (party), you will love the pig! Lee and team pig xxx

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What's sexy without being sleazy? Adding unexpected touches (a wrapped shirt, a grand exit) and glamorous essentials (red lips, shades). It’s about dressing in fabrics that feel great against your skin. And it’s about choosing more original ways to express your sensuality than by merely donning a micromini. Our get-sexy looks work for any age or budget: some are after-dark only (shoulder-duster earrings), while others can work for daytime (touchable fabrics, hats). Here’s how to add sizzle to your look without sacrificing your modesty. 1. Wear something ordinary in an unexpected way. It doesn’t have to be a huge statement like wearing a jacket backwards; subtle alterations pack the chicest punch. For example, take a basic man’s white shirt (slightly oversized), unbutton it, wrap it so that one side overlaps the over and tuck in.)

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2. Do red lipstick. Pale lips may be trendy, but nothing does the job like red. Use lipliner for a perfect appearance, choose a creamy matte in a red that best suits your skin tone (blue-reds for darker skin tones; orangey hues for olive; true reds for blondes). Use a light hand for the rest of the face because the lips should take center stage. 3. Add a hat. Nothing attracts attention quite like a hat. First, it takes guts to wear one. Second, it takes panache to carry it off. Combine the two qualities and you get major appeal. Stay with classic shapes -- the fedora, the beret -- to make it easier to pull off. 4. Accessorize with shoulder-duster earrings. Skip every other piece of jewelry, pull your hair back and make sure your makeup stays soft. This look goes great with bare shoulders and updos, too. Definitely an after-dark look. 5. Make it metallic. Black may be chic, but gold, silver, copper and pewter are especially luminous when you’re going for vavoom. Look for simple shapes (the story here is the fabric and color, not the line of the outfit) and tones that flatter your skin color. Pass on major jewelry and makeup to let the dress really shine.

6. Adopt an exotic look. The cheongsam is a classic example of a dress with international allure. Harem pants, sarongs and embroidered items are all borrowed ethnic looks with tons of feminine charm. The mandarin-collar dress from China is flattering, chic and always intriguing. 7. Wear shades. Perhaps the single sexiest item you can own are a great pair of sunglasses. They add tons of mystery, look cute even on top of your head and actually serve the practical purpose of protecting your eyes. 8. Make a grand exit. Sexy is all about surprises, so a deceptively simple dress from the front can be a showstopper in the back. Open backs, lace-up backs, great dress trains all make for dramatic effects. 9. Stay soft with touchable fabrics. Forget everything you’ve ever heard about hardcore leathers or sparkly sequins being heat-inducing. Cashmere, silky satin, buttery soft suedes are the real scene-stealers. Touchable fabrics not only invite another’s touch, they have the added bonus of feeling great against your skin so you feel pampered. 10. Play peekaboo. No need to bare your breasts, even with lace. Nude linings, camisoles and slips all keep you covered while the lace itself stays really suggestive.

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Issue 07 / 7- 13 November

ALFAZ FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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There was plenty of action in this Weeks Premier League with 21 goals,10 clean sheets,28 yellow cards and 3 red. 2 Sunderland Players Dossena, Cattermole along with Swansea’s Keeper Vorm were the naughty Boys. Kim’s Team Ginger United took over at the top of the Fantasy League by jumping up from 3rd place to the Summit.She has a 6 point advantage over Eric’s Team Gluepot Mahou Men. There is nothing in at the top with only 9 points separating the top 4. At the other end of the Table Kim & Rachel’s team El.Nui Baddies are in big trouble and are now falling of the ladder. The Junior League this Year is very Competitive with the in form Abbey’s Brigade piling the pressure on the current Leaders Rocky’s Mini Spurs and are now only 2 points away from the Leaders. Different story at the other end of the scale with Ben’s Boys already looking favourites for the big drop. Ginger United have increased their lead at the top of our Mark Carter Ladies Section to a substantial 46 points over Angies Blues.Joanna’s Hup Hannah are 3rd with Ann’s Golden Girls close by.Jin’s Dream Team banged in the highest score in this section with a total of 53 points which means she has qualified for a stake on our Cellar Bar Cert Tip selected by our out of form Tipster Ian Charman. The Golden Boot League sponsored by Leonard Knowles Construction is starting to shape up now the goals are beginning to flow. At the moment Abbey’s Brigade are in a strong position leading Jimmy’s team

Simple by 41 points but things can change with a blink of an eye in this League. Down at the foot of this Table Derek’s team Blackpool Hoteliers have scrambled away and left Joanna’s Capitol Palace in residence. Our Premier Imports Draw at the end of the Month has 3 Teams in the hat this Week and they are the Highest scoring Team Gary’s Blue Moon F.C. who scored 57 points thanks mainly to his beloved Manchester City Players and 2 Teams Wyn’s Wyndham’s Chelski and Dave’s Aptly named No Hopers F.C. who only managed a lowly 1 point. Manager of the Month for November is being kindly sponsored By the Hotel Moli in Alfaz who do a varied selection of Indian Curries at reasonable prices. With only 1 Week gone Gary’s Blue Moon F.C. are just 3 points ahead of Neil’s Blue Moon Rising Again. 3 Teams are level in 3rd place and they are Jin’s Dream team,Ross’s R.F.C.1873 and Archies Team. Tom’s Team The Engineers Tools have been the Fastest Moving Men’s team this Week by moving up 63 places to No 135 which he has earned himself a super Breakfast for 2 at Rafters sponsored by Kate. 28 of our Lady Managers made through to the next Round of our K.O.Cup Competition along with 5 of our Junior Managers.The results of all Cup Ties will be up on our website which is www.alfazffl.com or if you can’t access a computer hy not pop into one of our bars which display all the Tables and results on their Notice Boards in Moraira Tich’s Bar, in Albir Hepburns & The Local and in Alfaz the El Nui.

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beach and promenade ideal for a weekend stroll along to Altea and a healthy way to follow on from a wholesome visit to Wyndhams. Although the venue is quite small there is a sunny terrace on the front and also a pool table and darts board not forgetting the TV screens for all the live matches and sport. Wyn told me “I have now got the business where he wanted it to be, it is nearly a year since taking over the business previously known as the Aussie Bar and a lot of work had to be done to establish the food trade with the confidence that customers would spread the word and come back.” “ We have concentrated on customer service and a friendly environment, with a little redecoration together with our personal approach it has really made a difference.”

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Issue 07 / 7- 13 November

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Alfaz7-10del Pi Fiestas November 2013

SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER:

15.30h: Pi Iota Valenciana Match in Calle San Jose. Tribute to D. Angel Mas Pi era. 23.30h: Party Night in the Marquee with OJ Solano NOD (Theme: 80's-90's).

SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER:

10.00h: 5 & 10 Mile Run 'Las V & X millas mas bonitas de Ia Costa Blanca'. 13.00h: Award ceremony of the 5 & 10 Mile Run in the Municipal Sports Centre. 14.00h: Paella Competition at the marquee organised by the Penya Association. 17.00h: Annual Award Ceremony organised by the Fiesta Commission for the Penyas of the Association. 17.30h: Playback Competition in the marquee organised by the Penya Association followed by announcement of the winners.

TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER:

17.30h: Simultaneous Chess Competition with Mihail Suba (Calle Federico Garcia Lorca. by the taxi rank). 20.15h: Official Presentation of the Fiesta programme in the Church Square. 20.45h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens. Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales', accompanied by the pipes & drums. Leaving from the Plaza Mayor and visiting the decorated streets. 21 .30h: 'Nit de Albaes'. Traditional serenading of the Fiesta Queens with the pipes and drums.

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER:

12.30h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales' accompanied by the pipes & drums. 13.00h: Ringing of the Church Bells and fireworks to announce the start of 'Fiestas'. 19.00h: Street procession in honour of the Fiesta Queens & Maids of Honour accompanied bythe pipes & drums and the band 'Atomika'. Leaving from the marquee. 20.00h: The 'Penyas' meet at the 'Casa de

Cultura'. 21.00h: Official declaration of the start of fiestas in the Church Square. 22.15h: Supper in the marquee for the 'Penyas'. 23.45h: Nocturnal Crazy Car Race (Calle La Ferreria). 01 .15h: 10th Anniversary party at the 'Penya La Clau' (Plaza La Creueta). 04.00h: Late Supper (Early Morning!) in the marquee.

THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER:

08.30h: Reveille with the pipes & drums. 10.00h: Petanca Competion at Parque Escandinavia (Elimination round). 11 .00h: 'Childrens World'- Bouncy Castles etc. in Calle Murcia. 11.15h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales', pipes & drums and the band 'Atomika'. 11 .30h: Holy Santisimo Sacrement. 12.00h: Holy Mass- Communion. 13.00h: Street procession. Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales' visit the penyas. 16.00h: Coffee and Mistela in the marquee. 16.00h: Joke Telling Contest in the marquee. 17.30h: Children's Music & Dance Spectacular performed by 'Colors Band' in the marquee. Sponsored by McDonalds. 18.00h: Trisagio. 19.15h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens. Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales', pipes & drums and the band 'Atomika'. 20.00h: Grand Fiesta Parade leaving from the Casa de Cultura. OO.OOh: Concert in the Marquee 'Orquesta OXIDO'. 02.00h: Winners of the parade will be announced during the interval. 04.00h: Late Supper (Early Morning!) in the Marquee.

FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER:

08.30h: Reveille with the pipes & drums. 10.00h: Finals of the Petanca Competion

at 'Hagar de Pensionista'. 11 .00h: 'Childrens World'- Bouncy Castles etc. in Calle Murcia. 11.15h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens. Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales', pipes & drums and the band 'Atomika'. 11.30h: Holy Santisimo Sacrement. 12.00h: Holy Mass- Communion. 13.00h: Street procession. Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales' visit the penyas. 13.00h: Prize Giving for the Petanca Competion at 'Hagar de Pensionista'. 16.00h: Coffee and Mistela in the marquee. 16.00h: Entertainment in the marquee. 18.00h: Trisagio. 18.00h: Party at the 'Hagar de Pensionista'. Traditional hot chocolate served. 18.45h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales', pipes & drums and the band 'Atomika'. 19.30h: Traditional Flower Offering Procession to the San Josep Church leaving from the Casa de Cultura. 23.30h: Street Procession with the band 'Atomika'. 01 .00h: Street Dance with Benjamin Giner (Ben-G) in the marquee. 01.10h: OJ Night with Santi Bertomeu in the marquee.

SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER:

08.30h: Reveille with the pipes & drums. 11.00h: 'Childrens World'- Bouncy Castles etc. in Calle Murcia. 11.15h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales', pipes & drums and the band 'Atomika'. 11.30h: Holy Santisimo Sacrement. 12.00h: Solemn Mass in honour of Santisimo Sacrement sung by the choir 'L'ALFAS CANTA'. 13.00h: Street procession. Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales'. 13.45h: Gigantic Paella at the marquee served with sangria provided by the Restaurant El Chiringuito. 16.30h: 20th Anniversary Nordic Ski Contest organised by the 'Penya Las

mal snelson, raises money for la nucia dogs home Money raised saturday night at raco camping was 1, 068 euros one of the best nights up to now, she has raised many thousands over the years with very little thanks, a little bit about her she has been raising money for over 7 years come rain or shine every saturday at el cisne her stall is known all over benidorm, its like a sale at Next every week sometimes getting crushed in the rush, most things are only one euro for top brands and every penny raised going to the dogs home. a normal week she can take over 100 euros and up to 250 a week thats a lot of customers, she is loved and respected for all her hard work by hundreds who come most weeks to support her and also donate items for the cause , over the last 3 years val and her husband graham have given many hours a week of their time to help her for free because its got so popular on her stall it's now impossible to work her own , she has gone out of her way many times over the years to help a

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sick cat or dog , even finding foster homes in the winter for some sick and old dogs who just want a bit of love and kindness, she drives all over the area picking up things donated by animal lovers every week to sell on the stall, we are only able to help out occasionally, such as saturday nights fund raising at camping raco and occasionally on the el cisne stall but any help is appreciated and she is constantly looking for help at the dogs home i.e. donations, people to take out the dogs for walks etc. All this from someone who has had serious health problems herself over the years, with two separate forms of cancer she has had the all clear from them both thank god but still carries on regardless helping the dogs home at every opportunity. if there's anything else we can help you with please ring on 665126316 heather and brian foster. I could go on all night with stories about her it would be fantastic if she had a thank you thats all she would like.

Valquirias' (Calle San Jose). 17.30h: 1Oth Anniversary Beer-Pong Contest organised by the 'Penya Ressaca' (Calle San Jose). 18.00h: Trisagio. 18.00h: Comunidad Valencia Power Lifting Championship (Pabellón Pau Gasol). 18.30h: Aperitivo & Live Music Nordic Style organised by the 'Penya Las Valquirias'. 19.00h: Solemn Procession in honour of the Santisimo Sacrement. 21.00h: Firework Display (Avda. Constitución). 23.45h: 'Correfocs'. Street fireworks theatre performed by 'Diomonis de Benilloba'. 00.15h: Cadena 100 OJ Party (Esplanada Casa de Cultural. 00.45h: 'SEA CLUB' on stage in the Marquee. 01 .30h: Concert in the Marquee 'Grupo LA MUSICALITE'.

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER:

08.30h: Reveille with the pipes & drums. 11 .00h: 'Childrens World'- Bouncy Castles etc. in Calle Murcia. 11.00h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales', pipes & drums and the band 'Atomika'. • 12.00h: Solemn Mass in honour of Santisimo Cristo del Buen Acierto sung by the choir 'L'ALFAS CANTA'. 13.30h: 'Mascleta' Fireworks (Avda. Constitución). 14.00h: Aperitives in the marquee. 17.30h: Street Theatre 'Puff the Magic Dragon', leaving from the 'Casa de Cultura' and passing through the old town. 18.45h: Street procession with the Fiesta Queens, Maids of Honour & 'Mayorales' arriving at the Church Square. 20.00h: Solemn Procession in honour of the Santisimo Cristo del Buen Acierto followed by the reading of the traditional poem dedicated to the Patron Saint. Read by Miriam Nuñez Segui. 22.00h: Magnificent Firework Display (Avenida Constituci6n).


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Your weekly Horoscope ARIES

It’s Monday and you’re feeling a little sluggish. You’re lost in your own thoughts and everyone else seems to be lost in their own thoughts, too. It’s unusual for you to feel so introverted, but it’s nothing to worry about. Later in the week - beginning around Wednesday and continuing into Thursday - your mood is going to change considerably. Friday, you’re going to realize that a ton of people are following your lead and looking to you to make the next move. Being a pioneer is somewhat daunting, but stick to the main trails (especially this weekend).

CANCER

Should you stay or should you go? Are you feeling under the weather or on top of the world? Why can’t you figure your own mood out? Every time you have to make a decision on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you’re going to be stalled by indecision. That’s why you shouldn’t commit to any long-term plans. Not yet, at least. On Thursday, someone is going to ask a favor of you, and even though you’ll be happy to oblige, it’s going to make you realize you haven’t done a favor for yourself in so long. What are you waiting for? Do something for yourself this weekend!

LIBRA

TAURUS

Whatever you feel Monday, you’re going to feel it intensely. If something seems deep, it’s going to seem unbelievably profound. Likewise, if someone says something funny, you’re going to laugh uncontrollably for what seems like hours. Passions run deep through midweek, and that’s perfectly okay. (Just try not to be too sensitive or moody.) Later in the week, someone is going to want you to commit to a financial deal, but you’re going to feel too tentative about it to sign the dotted line just yet. You have other things on your mind. Take the weekend to think it over.

LEO

Things may not be as they seem on Monday. On the surface, everyone is happy and getting along just fine, but dig a little and you’ll find a different story. You’re smart enough not to take things at face value. (You’re also smart enough to be on the lookout for anyone who might have a private agenda midweek.) Friday and Saturday, you’re going to be distracted from the giddy whirl that is your social life by a sudden surge in romantic energy. Someone really likes you. And they have something genuine to tell you. Listen.

SCORPIO

Monday and Tuesday (and probably the rest of the week, too) are all about business and money. It’s all you’re going to be able to think about. Someone you know might want to start a business together, or they may have a money-making scheme they want you to be a part of, and even though it all sounds a bit far-fetched, you’re going to at least entertain the idea. The truth is, you’re really good at expressing yourself and getting things done, and maybe this is the kind of leadership role you’ve been waiting for. You’re going to continue thinking about your career and your future this weekend.

You can’t help it. You have this aura that people are drawn to. Especially at the start of this week, you’re going to find yourself surrounded by more friends than you ever realized you had. People are attracted to your energy and your confidence. So, whatever you do midweek, especially in social situations, be energetic and confident. Don’t be afraid to state your opinions, even if you know other people disagree. (And don’t be shocked if you find some of your own opinions changing somewhat, based on what other people have to say.) You get along well with people. You’re going to be reminded of that all weekend.

Monday is all about your friends. There’s a chance you may need to call on someone for help, but everyone always calls on you for help, so there’s no need to feel guilty. There is a lot you want to get done by midweek, and some of it is going to seem impossible. Rest assured, it’s not. When you and your best pals put your heads together, there’s really not very much you can’t do. Persevere and you will prevail. Even this weekend, an unexpected (and positive) outcome is going to prove that the world is aligned in your favor.

You were all gung-ho about your career just a couple days ago, but at the start of the week, you’re not so sure. The thing is, you haven’t really figured out what you want yet, so it’s hard to know if you like what you have. You’re in a good place, but could you be in a better place? Hard to say. Midweek, it’s worth asking a friend you respect (and who is in love with their career) for some advice. On Friday and over the weekend, plan to spend some time with people who have nothing to do with your professional life whatsoever. Take your mind off things. Have some fun.

CAPRICORN

AQUARIOUS

GEMINI

Your powers of observation are unmatched, and Monday or Tuesday you’re going to see something that to your mind changes everything. People are so complicated. Share what you know with a good friend. Get a second opinion. (As perceptive as you are, there’s no sense in rushing to judgment.) On Thursday and Friday, you’re going to feel closer to a certain friend than ever before. There’s a chance you may confide one of your own big secrets. All kinds of things are coming to the surface these days.

VIRGO

Even though you don’t flaunt it, you have a pretty analytical mind. You know what’s really going on here. Share your insight on Monday with a good friend - someone who doesn’t have a stake in this situation, someone you can trust. And listen to what they have to say. (Their perspective is going to be pretty illuminating.) In fact, you’re going to spend Tuesday through Friday listening to what other people have to say. Your family, for instance. (Your best bet? Just go with the flow. Don’t try to argue.) This weekend, you’ll be happily distracted.

SAGITTARIUS

You’ve been having these crazy dreams lately, and they’re all you can think about Monday. What could they possibly mean? Are they just bizarre and absurd or is there something to them? (And anyway, your normal life has been feeling a bit absurd lately.) People like hearing about your dreams, and Wednesday and Thursday, someone you know might be in the mood to be entertained by one of your wild stories. This weekend, you and your friends have so much fun just sitting around and talking, who needs to spend money?

PISCIS

You’re happy to help people out on Monday, but you’re not exactly thrilled about your suspicion that people are perhaps taking advantage of you. Is that what’s happening? Or are you just being over-sensitive? Friends they can be so confusing. Just keep your wits about you, and the moment you feel like someone might be taking you for a ride, call them on it, especially Wednesday. (Nothing commands more respect than just being upfront with people.) On Friday or possibly over the weekend, someone you adore is going to ask you for some help, and you’re going to be perfectly happy to do whatever they need.

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Issue 07 / 7- 13 November

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Flu vaccines have arrived! Should YOU have one?

Flu! Are you going to end up confined to bed for a week, feeling horrendous wishing that you had gone along for your flu jab?! Flu is a horrible illness although you will normally make a full recovery and forget about it until next year! However, it should be remembered that flu can also be a killer. Every year, flu takes the lives of up to 500,000 people and a further 5 million may suffer complications or go on to develop more serious illness. Many people choose not to be vaccinated as they mistakenly believe that the vaccine gives you flu. This is not so! You may feel a little ‘off colour’ following the vaccine but if you develop true influenza this is because you have been in contact with an infected person prior to vaccination! You may develop flu for up to 2 weeks after receiving your jab as it takes up to 2 weeks before the flu vaccine starts give to protection. Everybody over the age of 65 is advised to have the vaccine as many older people die needlessly every year from complications arising from flu. Pregnant women are now also advised to be vaccinated. You should also be vaccinated if you have:

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sporting life

Issue 07 / 7- 13 November

It’s all you need for a great read.

VETTEL

VICTORIOUS Sebastian Vettel became only the fourth man in history to win four Formula One drivers' titles by easing to a dominant victory in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver led home by 30 seconds from the chasing pack to register his sixth win in succession and 10th overall in 2013, moving him into an unassailable 115-point lead in the standings with three races to spare. The victory from pole position was the 26-year-old's sixth in

a row and completed a hattrick of wins in India where no other driver has ever won since the race made its debut in 2011. Vettel becomes not only the fourth quadruple champion but the youngest and only the third driver to win four titles in a row after Germany's seven-times champion Michael Schumacher and the late Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio. Red Bull also took the constructors' championship for the fourth year in a row.

England v Argentina Saturday 9th 14.30

Good Week

On-loan Newcastle United striker Loic Remy wants to set a new best tally for goals after hailing the atmosphere at St James' Park. Remy scored his sixth goal for Newcastle in Saturday's 2-0 win over title contenders Chelsea and his current benchmark for a season is 16 from his time at Marseille. The France international was delighted to score against Chelsea and was left impressed by the atmosphere generated by the Newcastle fans at the game. "Before I came here I heard about the fans, the atmosphere, but I didn't really understand until I felt it on the pitch," said Remy. "When you get a big win like this - wow! I play football to have these kinds of moments. It is an amazing feeling”.

Bath teenager Anthony Watson called up by Stuart Lancaster

Bath youngster Anthony Watson has joined up with the England squad ahead of Saturday's Test against Argentina at Twickenham. Head coach Stuart Lancaster has called up the 19-year-old former London Irish full-back to gain experience at this level.

bad week

Sebastian Larsson is convinced that Sunderland will get out of trouble but has apologised to the fans for their defeat at Hull City. The Black Cats went down to a 1-0 loss at the KC Stadium on Saturday to remain five points from Premier League safety after ten games. They have collected just four points so far this season and Larsson knows their performances have not been good enough. However, he is in no doubt that Sunderland will improve and stave off the threat of relegation. “We are not kidding ourselves because we know where we are in the league,” said Larsson. “I have no doubt we’ll get out of this situation - it’s a matter of when, not if.” “But, if you are asking me if we’ll get out of trouble, then I’ll say there is no question that we will. “We are massively disappointed with this defeat. Our performance in the first half and the result were not good enough. “I have no doubt we’ll get out of this situation - it’s a matter of when, not if. “Our fans were fantastic and backed us all the way all we can do is apologise for not picking up the points for them.”

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Saturday 9th November 16:00 Aston Villa v Cardiff 16:00 Chelsea v West Brom 16:00 Crystal Palace v Everton 16:00 Liverpool v Fulham 16:00 Southampton v Hull 18:30 Norwich v West Ham Sunday 10th November 13:00 Spurs v Newcastle 15:05 Sunderland v Man City 17:10 Man Utd v Arsenal 17:10 Swansea v Stoke

Club Pld Pts Arsenal 10 25 Chelsea 10 20 Liverpool 10 20 Spurs 10 20 Man City 10 19 Southampton 10 19 Everton 10 19 Man Utd 10 17 Newcastle 10 14 Hull 10 14 West Brom 10 13 Cardiff 10 12 Swansea 10 11 Aston Villa 10 11 West Ham 10 10 Fulham 10 10 Stoke 10 9 Norwich 10 8 Sunderland 10 4 Crystal Palace 10 3

Saturday 9th November Ross County V Celtic 13:45 Aberdeen V Hearts 16:00 Hibernian V Inverness CT 16:00 Motherwell V Dundee Utd 16:00 Partick Thistle V St Mirren 16:00 St Johnstone V Kilmarnock 16:00 PLD GD PTS Celtic Inverness CT Motherwell Aberdeen St Johnstone Dundee Utd Hibernian Partick Thistle Ross County Kilmarnock St Mirren Hearts

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International Friendlies England Vs Chile Fri 15Nov 21:00 Scotland V USA Fri 15 Nov 21:05 Norway V Scotland Tue 19 Nov 20:00 R. of Ireland V Latvia Fri 15 Nov 20:45 Poland V R. of Ireland Tue 19 Nov 20:45 Turkey V Northern Ireland Fri 15 Nov 19:00 Wales V Finland Sat 16 Nov 18:00

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Arsenal the next big test for Moyes United boss David Moyes is keeping his attentions on the approaching clash with Arsenal represents the next huge test of his reign. The prospect of facing Arsene Wenger’s Premier League leaders will be the next major test of the United manger’s short reign at Old Trafford. A run of seven games without defeat suggests the Premier League champions have finally discovered a level of consistency under the new boss after overcoming a stuttering start to the campaign. And unlike the games against Chelsea, Liverpool and City at the start of the season, he may now feel he has got his feet under the

table at United. He could be forgiven for taking a tentative approach to those early fixtures after being handed a daunting start to his new job. The 0-0 draw with Chelsea was creditable – the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, disappointing, but understandable, particularly with Wayne Rooney ruled out after suffering a gash to the forehead just the day before the clash at Anfield. The 4-1 defeat to City – albeit without the injured Robin van Persie – was the major low point of his United career so far. Against Arsenal he has the chance to go into a game against one of United’s title rivals having had

time to build up a run of form and impose himself on his squad. Victory against Fulham today and then against Sociedad on Tuesday will see United head into that match high on confidence. These are traditionally the games in which United excel. The chance to cut Arsenal down to size after their flying start is exactly the type of game in which Sir Alex Ferguson would have revelled. Now is Moyes’ chance to collect a notable win of his own. Should he secure victory against Arsenal, it might not only be the springboard to Untied’s title challenge, but his very career at the club.

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