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Expatriates with information or suspicions about tobacco smuggling and tax fraud are being asked to call a Customs Hotline with any information that could lead to arrests or seizures.

The call for help from the British community follows the jailing of convicted cigarette smuggler Malcolm McGowan, who has just been extradited from Spain and is now starting a four-year jail term.

The freephone number to pass on information is 900 988 922. For people in the UK, it is 0800 595 000. People can also email [email protected]. There is no need to give personal details, and information that leads directly to an arrest could be considered for a small reward.

McGowan, 61, originally from Edinburgh, was arrested at a swimming pool in Valencia on 10 August by the Guardia Civil. He fled the UK 12 years ago after being found guilty of smuggling 28.3 million cigarettes into the country. His crimes robbed the UK of around £4 million in duty and he was sentenced in his absence in December 2001.

McGowan was part of a wider conspiracy to smuggle around 56 million cigarettes into the UK between November 1999 and March 2000. Ten other men were involved in the plot, which robbed the UK taxpayer of over £8.2 million.

Adrian Farley, Assistant Director of Criminal Investigation for HM Revenue & Customs, said:

“McGowan is finally facing UK justice after 12 years on the run. We are determined to pursue fugitives and ensure they face the consequences of their criminal activity. HMRC would like to thank the Spanish authorities and UK organisations that assisted with this operation.”

The call to ring 900 988 922 comes as smugglers try to


make huge profits from illegal imports of cigarettes, and the selling of low-quality, counterfeit cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol.

Customs officers are also keen for information about other items such as drugs, firearms, obscene material and endangered species. Tax frauds that HMRC want to hear about include betting and gaming, money laundering and the ‘carousel’ VAT scam in Europe.

“Smugglers and fraudsters cheat the rest of us by not contributing the tax that pays for schools, hospitals and public services”, said an HMRC spokesman. “People in the British expatriate community can help us to find them.”

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FACUA-Consumers in Action’s recently-published price comparison shows that in the western-Spanish region of Extremadura, a motorbike ITV costs 25.93 euros, yet in the Valencia region the fee jumps to 63.23 euros. And prices in general have gone up by 2.6 per cent since last year.

In a report by ThinkSpain, the sharpest increases in cost have been seen in Asturias, Mallorca and Cantabria, whilst the cheapest of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions to get an ITV are Extremadura and Navarra.

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However, this does not apply to tourists, so an Extremadura resident visiting Andalucía for a week or two will not be fined for carrying an ITV sticker from another region.

Drivers are not obliged to have their vehicles tested in the same province they live in, but they must take the test in their federal region of residence.

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But these same residents could travel to the provinces of Valencia or Castellón if they wished, since they would still be within the correct region – although as the prices are regional, they would be the same as in Orihuela.

Different regions have different testing criteria – in some, including the Comunidad Valenciana, these include emissions, and in others, greater control and more stringent measures are in place for cars being imported from abroad.

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A couple who left their three young children in a locked car in the heat in order to go to the beach have been arrested in Benalmádena, Málaga.

According to press reports, the father, 48, and mother, 39 had left them with no ventilation or water at the hottest part of the day.

A member of the public saw the children shut in the car in a car park near the beach and unable to escape, sweating profusely and feeling dizzy, all of which put them at serious risk of heat-stroke. This was at around 14.45hrs on Wednesday last week, but the news has only just been released.

Firefighters were called out and cut the children free from the vehicle, then traced the parents who were arrested.

Police say the children did not want to go to the beach, insisting they went to another one where they could hire a pedalo, resulting in a family argument and the parents saying, “well, you can stay in the car, then.”

The nationality of the family has not been revealed.


Guardia Civil officers in Madrid have seized a Gibraltarian monkey which they found in a car heading for France.

They saw a basket in the back of the car, and the driver tried to convince them it had a dog in it.

But when police opened the basket, they found a Gibraltar monkey, which is an endangered species.

The driver was unable to show any documentation for the animal, so it was taken by the Guardia Civil’s environmental wing, SEPRONA and is being housed in the Acuárium Zoo in Madrid until the alleged owner can prove it is his monkey.

Given that it has already been identified as a Gibraltar monkey, it is likely it does not belong to the driver stopped on the R-15 and will be returned to the wild.

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A Guardia Civil officer at the Gibraltar border was knocked over by a motorcyclist last Wednesday morning who was trying to dodge police and get past the inspections on commuters heading into and out of the Rock.

The policeman suffered minor injuries, says the Spanish interior ministry, but these are being checked to make sure there is nothing more serious hidden under the surface.

This is the second incident of its type in the customs inspection queue

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On August 6, a Gibraltar-registered car driver ignored the officer’s attempt to pull him over for inspection and continued on his way, knocking the policeman over in the process.

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Jackman, most famous for his role in the X-Men series, will pick up his trophy just minutes before his most recent film, Prisoners, is aired.

Festival organisers have applauded Jackman’s ‘versatility’ as an actor and his ability to appeal to viewers of all ages, on screen and stage, given his long career in Broadway.

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The second confirmed winner of the Donostia Prize – an award named after the city of San Sebastián’s name in the Basque language, euskera – is long-time ‘Almodóvar Girl’ Carmen Maura.

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Spain’s roads have claimed a total of 235 lives this summer alone – although this figure is 10 per cent less than in 2012, according to the ministry of traffic.

A total of 113 drivers and passengers lost their lives in July. Most deaths occur on minor roads, with 175 killed here and another 60 on motorways.

Motorbike accidents, however, have seen a rise in fatalities with 46 deaths on the roads in July and August, compared to 39 last year.

According to the ministry of traffic, 17 of the deceased were not wearing a seatbelt – including a 12-year-old child.

But awareness campaigns about seatbelts appear to be working, they say, since the percentage of fatal victims travelling without one was 16 per cent this year compared to 26 per cent last year.

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Ruiz-Gallardón denied rumours that the party was divided over the contents, and stressed that the final law will have the unanimous approval of all members.

So far, plans for changing the abortion law text have divided the nation, since it will be considerably more restrictive than the existing legislation drawn up by the socialists during their reign between 2004 and the end of 2011.

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Dear EditorRe: Gibraltar - A obvious ploy by the prime Minister, Rajoy to divert attention away

from himself with the ongoing corruption investigation and the internal problems that Spain has.

The Spanish I have spoken to just shrug their shoulders and say what they want are jobs and food on the table. Gibraltar is in the interest of the Spanish Government but not the Spanish people, Spain has Ceuta and Melilla on Moroccan territory which Morocco would like back but Spain refuses to negotiate !! Also the financial package of 900,000 euros compensation just given to the fishermen who are suppose to be losing earnings over this dispute is way over the top and again meant to keep attention on Gibraltar. Franco closed the border with Gibraltar for many years but the Gibraltarians managed so let Gibraltar close the border this time to see how the Spanish Government react. Thank you.

Ken Crouch, puerto de Mazarron

Dear EditorI have never visited Gibraltar and I have no concerns about who owns it. However

I cannot see it ever being handed back to Spanish rule. It has been British for three hundred years from a time when the world was a far different place. The Spanish are no doubt following the lead of the Argentinians who are currently making a lot of noise about The Falklands. Cristina Kirchner, the president of Argentina is without doubt arousing the passions of her people to cover up the problems of their ailing economy. perhaps the Spanish Government thought that this would be an ideal diversion away from its own economic problems. If every Country looked back on history and tried to revert back to the status quo of three hundred years ago what a crazy mess the world would be in. Can you see the Italians, British, Russians and the like returning to the lands of their forefathers from the United States and leaving their homes to the former occupants, the native Indians? Can you see the Spanish leaving Argentina and returning their lands to its former owners and occupiers? what about Brazil? would portugal cope with a returning horde of people? Of course not, how ridiculous! Spain, get over it. Nothing will change. Gibraltarians want to be British. The wish of the occupants of a Country or portion of land must be the overriding factor in any such situation


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players from beginner to experienced. we are currently in Andalucia Regional Division 2 and just

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Jonathan on 695 635 078



ray & Kay welcome you...to their small and friendly cafe bar for breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks

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Friday GolF Society6 SEPTEMBER: 27 players including

7 guests took part in Friday golf this week. We played a best 2 stableford competition (with two hidden holes in the event of a tie).

The weather was magnificent so the only excuse people had for poor scoring is the fact that the greens have just been tined and top dressed.

Guests played a big part this week. not only were they in the winning and last placed teams, one also won nearest the pin.

The winning team with 90 points was peter White, mimmo pettinicchio, Jill heron (guest) and Carolyn minnis (guest). last place and chocolates went to sylvia Green, louise shepherd, kristina olsson and hilary Frayling (guest) with 74 points.

nearest the pin was won by Jill heron (guest) with a distance of 1.90m.

For the first time since we changed the hidden holes rule we had a tie this week. however both teams scored the same number of points on the hidden holes so the tie was decided by lower handicap. so we are still waiting for the new hidden holes rule to play a full part in the scoring.

We welcomed back lennart and kristina olsson to almerimar and lennart presented the prizes this week.

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Spain’s National Court jailed six Somali pirates accused of trying to kidnap the crew on board a tuna-fishing boat from the Basque Country 11 months ago.

The Izurdia was targeted by invaders with gun-shots and grenades on October 10, 2012 when it was sailing in the Indian Ocean some 350 miles off the coast of Somalia, East Africa.

Occupants of a pirate boat attempted to board the tuna ship and opened fire on the crew, at which point the on-board security guards put their emergency safety procedures into practice – everyone but the captain and the operations chief hid in the control room and a security barrier was raised around the boat.

Security guards responded to the six pirates with an ‘intense’ volley of gun-shots as the Izurdia was chased across the water for 30 minutes, before the accused men finally fled the scene.

A Dutch NATO ship, sent out to the Indian Ocean to combat piracy, discovered the offending pirates the next day and sent out two helicopters who let off three warning shots to them.

They finally surrendered and handed over their arms, although did not initially stop their boat when the NATO ship ordered,which in itself is an offence.

Cabdiweli Cabdullahi (‘Abdu Willy’) and Raageggesey Hassan Aji were jailed for 36 years apiece for a similar incident in 2009, and for the attempted abduction last autumn, Adane Yusuf Ali, Abdi Ali Salad, Abdilahi

Ise Jama, Yahye Omar Ali Hassan, Ali Mahammed Ali and Ali Mahamed Hirsi have been imprisoned for a total of 1,122 years between them – although in practice, they will probably only serve a maximum of 40 years each.

The Charity ShopCalle Galera no6, almerimar (behind bar ankara)

Monday - fri 10am-2pm saturday 11am-2pmwednesday - saturday 6pm -8pm

in association with animales de berja

If you can help me PLEASE Contact the Charity shop on 950 497 193

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Please help me find my forever family!

Honey was found abandoned in Berja. After a visit to the Vets she was confirmed to be an Alsatian crossed with a small dog, and one year old.

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This month sees the launch of the UK shingles vaccination programme for the elderly. All adults aged 70 and those aged 79 will be offered a jab.

This is great for anyone vulnerable to this painful condition which affects one in five adults.

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin around it. Around 800,000 people will be eligible for the vaccine.

Why is the vaccine only being offered to people aged 70 or 79?

It’s a catch-up programme. Each year, all those who are 70 and all those who are 79 will be vaccinated. It is the quickest and most cost-effective way of getting the most at-risk people vaccinated. After nine years,

it’ll just be offered to people when they reach 70.

Why do people get shingles?Anyone who has had

chickenpox can get shingles. The virus lies inactive in your nerve cells for life. Shingles is a reactivation of this chickenpox virus which appears as a painful, sore rash.

Can anyone get shingles?It affects 20 per cent of

the population and is most common in adults. It gets you when you’re down and your immune system is weak.

How can I opt into the vaccination?

Your GP will offer a single jab in the arm.

If it’s just a rash, why is the vaccine necessary?

Shingles is very painful and causes great suffering. While

the rash usually lasts two to three weeks, people often have permanent pain in the area of the rash. This neuralgia is debilitating and very difficult to treat. One in 1,000 people over 70 will die from shingles.

Can you have the jab if you’ve had shingles?

Yes. Once you have had shingles you are at a higher risk than normal of getting it again. The vaccine will make a repeated attack less likely.

Can you get the vaccine if you are under 70?

It is licensed for the over 50s and you can get the jab privately. If you have a medical condition that puts you at higher risk of shingles, chat to your doctor about whether it is worth it.

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...take care of your pets sight or sound of a nearby wild animal can cause rabbits so much stress that they can suffer a heart attack and literally die of fear.

A BALANCED DIETRabbits have complex

digestive systems, so it’s very important that they receive a proper diet. Many health problems in rabbits are caused by foods that are incompatible with their digestive physiology. A basic rabbit diet should consist of the following foods:

Hay: Rabbits need hay—specifically, Timothy grass hay. Rabbits should have access to a constant supply of this hay, which aids their digestive systems and provides the necessary fiber to help prevent health problems such as hair balls, diarrhea, and obesity. Alfalfa hay, on the other hand, should only be given to adult rabbits in very limited quantities, if at all, because it’s high in protein, calcium, and calories.

Vegetables: In addition to hay, the basic diet of an adult rabbit should consist of leafy, dark green vegetables such as romaine and leaf lettuces, parsley, cilantro, collard greens, arugula, escarole, endive, dandelion greens, and others. Variety is important, so feed your rabbit three different vegetables at a time. When introducing new veggies to a rabbit’s diet, try just one

at a time and keep quantities limited.

Fruits and TreatsWhile hay and vegetables

are the basis of a healthy diet, rabbits also enjoy treats. Cartoons and other fictional portrayals of rabbits would lead us to believe that carrots are the basis of a healthy rabbit diet. Many rabbits enjoy carrots, but they are a starchy vegetable and should only be given sparingly as a treat. Other treats your rabbit might enjoy are apples (without stems or seeds), blueberries, papaya, strawberries, pears, peaches, plums, or melon. Extra-sugary fruits like bananas, grapes, and raisins are good too, but should be given on a more limited basis.

Foods to AvoidWith such sensitive digestive

systems, there are a number of foods that rabbits should avoid eating. These include iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, corn, beans, peas, potatoes, beets, onions, rhubarb, bamboo, seeds, grains, and many others. Also, don’t feed your rabbit chocolate, candy, anything moldy, or most human foods. If you are not sure about a certain food, ask your rabbit’s veterinarian.

PelletsIf you choose to make

pellets a part of your rabbit’s diet, it is best to use them as a supplement to the dark green, leafy vegetables, not as a substitute. These pellets should only be given in small quantities (1/8 -1/4 cup per five pounds of body weight per day, spread out over two daily feedings). Also, make sure to purchase Timothy-based pellets. Many brands of rabbit feed contain seeds, corn, and other foods that are too high in calories to be the basis for a healthy rabbit’s diet.

WaterRabbits should always have

an ample supply of fresh water available. Be sure to change your rabbit’s water at least once each day. Water can be kept in a sipper bottle or bowl. If you use a sipper bottle, watch new rabbits to make sure they know how to use the bottles, and clean bottles daily so the tubes don’t get clogged. If you use a bowl, make sure that the bowl is heavy enough to avoid tipping and spilling.

Rabbits may be easy to love, but they’re not quite as easy to care for. These lovable, social animals are wonderful companions for people who take the time to learn about their needs. Though providing care for these adorable creatures isn’t difficult, rabbits have a long lifespan—more than 10 years—and many specific care requirements. Anyone considering adding a rabbit to their family should carefully research books and web sites on rabbit care before making a decision. Here are some quick tips to get you started:

HOME SWEET HOMEIndoors or Outdoors?Every rabbit owner should

know that the safest place for a rabbit to live is indoors. Rabbits should never be kept outdoors! Domestic rabbits are different from their wild relatives—they do not tolerate extreme temperatures well, especially in the hot summer months. Even in a safe enclosure, rabbits are at risk from predators. Merely the









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organisation has slammed the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) for ‘illegal’ speed-camera margins which have led to thousands of drivers being fined when they should not have been.

The Spanish Automobile Association (AEA) says the DGT was using an obsolete law to fine motorists, and has called for action to be taken.

According to the AEA, a rule known as the UNE 26444 which was drawn up in 1992 and ceased to be effective in 2006 establishes margins for error relating to speeds which are much more restrictive than permitted by Spanish road traffic laws.

Fixed speed cameras allow for a three-kilometre-per-hour margin – meaning on a motorway with a limit of 120, drivers can be fined for travelling at more than 123 kilometres per hour – and mobile speed traps allow a seven-kilometre-per-hour margin.

In other words, if a driver is caught at 123 kilometres per hour, it may be considered he or she was travelling exactly at the speed limit given that a three-kilometre margin for error is allowed, but if a camera catches the same driver apparently travelling at 124 kilometres, the minimum figure acceptable would in fact be 121 kilometres – even though, at this speed, the car speed-o-meter may register slightly less and leave the motorist being fined despite being within the permitted limit.

But a Ministerial Order launched in December

2006, replacing UNE 26444, meant the calculations by static speed cameras were taken to be up four kilometres per hour out and mobile speed guns by seven, either above or below the figure recorded, which could mean thousands of drivers given the benefit of the doubt if their speed was only slightly over the limit or if they were indeed speeding, but were on the cusp of two fine levels.

This was updated in 2010 and the margins lifted to five kilometres for fixed cameras with speeds of up to 100 kilometre per hour, and five per cent for static cameras and seven per cent for mobile guns with speeds exceeding 100 kilometres per hour.

The maximum error percentage is used where the DGT cannot be certain of the exact figure.

But the AEA says that since 2010, the DGT has still been applying the UNE 26444 criteria, meaning tens of thousands of motorists have been fined

unnecessarily, or those on the cusp suffered larger fines than they legally should have to pay and others faced criminal charges when these should have only been civil.

Precedents in Europe exist whereby such fines have been reduced or scrapped, including one in Belgium which states that a breach of road traffic codes of conduct cannot be accredited where the means with which evidence was obtained are linked to an obsolete law.

In Spain, for all other traffic offences including parking, jumping red lights or disobeying traffic signals whether in error or deliberately, the police are not obliged to provide proof and the officer’s word is considered sound evidence, with the onus being on the driver to prove he or she did not commit the offence.

Officers are not obliged to stop the driver and inform them if they catch them in the act of committing a road traffic breach


Spain has called for ‘sound explanation’ from Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad over the responsibility for the recent chemical bomb attacks in Damascus which killed 1,400 people, of whom 400 were children.

Mariano Rajoy’s government is in full agreement with the USA that evidence ‘clearly points to the fact’ that the government of Syria was behind the ‘horrible’ attack in the suburbs of the capital, which they ‘totally condemn’.

During the present G20 summit meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, the 11 countries including Spain collectively made a public statement to Al-Assad, calling for an ‘international’ explanation and saying that ‘breaking world laws’ by using chemical weapons ‘would not be tolerated’ and ‘could not be repeated’.

Those who commit such ‘atrocities’ should be held accountable, said the statement, released by the Whitehouse.

The 11 countries of the G20 say chemical warfare ‘dramatically reduces people’s safety’ and is totally unacceptable under any circumstances.

They have called for the United Nations’ Safety Commission to give its verdict ‘as soon as possible’ on a possible attack on Syria.

Spain is not likely to be affected by any decision to wage war on Syria, since the general consensus of the G20 has been not to send troops to the country – meaning no Spanish soldiers would be deployed there.

And minister of defence Pedro Morenés has denied claims that the USA had approached Spain and asked them to lend troops for a military mission.

British PM David Cameron has accepted being outvoted over commencing hostilities towards Syria, and decided against it.

US president Barack Obama has assured that a conflict with Syria would ‘not be another Iraq or Afghanistan’ and is thinking more along the lines of sending air forces to the Middle East, bombing the arsenal of chemical weapons, and withdrawing immediately.

The G20, Spain included, has admitted that the Syria crisis cannot be solved by military means and are hoping for a political solution.

They have condemned the ‘violations of basic human rights’ taking place in the Arab country en masse.

Morenés said this statement by the G20 was not a declaration of war but a global message saying the use of chemical bombs was not acceptable - “not because the G20 has just said so, but because international laws say so,” the Spanish defence minister clarified.

He said Spain was in support of this worldwide stance shown by other G20 members – South Korea, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, the UK, the USA, Japan, Turkey, Canada and Australia.

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LEGAL CORNERwITH MICHAEL DAVIES, ABOGADO/SOLICITORIf you wish us to print an article about a particular topic, please e-mail info@


Michael Davies is a Spanish Abogado and has been practicing law in Almería since 1993. He is member of the Law societies of Almería and Madrid and has offices in Mojacar and Almeria High Street.


A . Up to recently this was a small tax when you sold or inherited , but now it can be a high amount and needs to be considered before the transaction. It is charged on the transfer of ownership of a property by sale, inheritance etc. . This tax is a local tax charged by each municipality on the increase in value of Urban land in its own district land and is distinct from Capital Gains Tax. It is important to realize that the tax is charged on land alone, not on the buildings that may stand on the land.

The rates of tax are set by each municipality and can vary widely between neighbouring municipalities. The tax is based on the increase in the official, that is to say the “Catastral”, value of the land which a property occupies. This is the same value that is used to set your local property tax or “IBI” and can be found on the bill for your “IBI” issued by your local ayuntamiento each year and is shown as the “valor del suelo”. The actual price at which a property changes hands, or the value attributed to it if is the subject of a gift or inheritance is irrelevant.

Calculation: The Plusvalia is calculated as a function of the catastral value of the land and the number of years of ownership (up to a maximum of 20 years). The higher the catastral value and the number of years of ownership, the higher the tax.

Plusvalia tax = Catastral value of the land x Yearly percentage of value’s increase x Number of years of ownership x Tax rate

The yearly percentage of value’s increase and the tax rate are fixed by the Town Halls. They are established locally. Up to now, when a Town Hall had updated the catastral values, usually with really high increases of the values compared to the existing ones, article 107.3 of the Law had established that on the following five years after the revision of the values, the Town Halls had to apply a deduction of 40 to 60 % to the catastral value. If a Town Hall made not contemplation of this rule teh law established an automatic deduction of 60%. However new Law passed in 2012 has changed that situation allowing the Town Halls to eliminate those deductions, which is why a loto of people are suddenly paying much

higher rates and find themselves with an unfairly high plusvalíaa tax when they sell. On a sale of a property it is the responsibility of the seller to pay the tax, but if the seller fails to pay this responsibility may be passed to the buyer, who would then have to recuperate the money form this seller. If the property is being inherited or is the subject of some other type of gift it is the beneficiary or recipient of the property who is liable to pay the tax.

Certain transactions are exempt from the Plusvalia Tax, the main ones which are likely to affect the general public are the transfer of property between spouses who are divorcing, or to children to comply with Court judgments, and “aportaciones” or transfers to companies in which spouses are the only shareholders which may be used for tax planning.

The amount of the tax that will be charged on a transaction will depend firstly on the Catastral value of the land which the property occupies, and secondly on the length of time since it last changed hands. If you are selling an individual house which stands on a large plot which you have owned for a considerable length of time the amount of the Plusvalia Tax could be many thousands of Euros. On the other hand, as the tax is charged on the value of land alone, the amount of Plusvalia Tax charged on a flat in a block which you have not owned for very long the tax may be quite modest.

For those of you who are considering rearranging your financial affairs to take advantage of tax planning schemes, the amount of Plusvalia tax that may be due is one of a number of elements, which include the Notary and other fees that may be payable, which you need to consider when balancing the costs and benefits of these schemes. Depending on the amount of Plusvalia, it may be cheaper to make a gift of the property rather than enter into more complex arrangements with higher Notary and other fees.

The time for paying the Plusvalia Tax is within 30 days of a sale or gift between living people, or 6 months of the date of death on an inheritance.

Your town hall can advise you of the amount of Plusvalia that may be payable on a transaction involving your property, or in many cases it is possible to obtain the calculation “on line”, but as I always write in concluding these articles, if in doubt take professional advice.

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very attractive and immaculately kept detached villa set across the road from the sea and within a short walking distance to the tourist office, medical center, commercial center, supermarkets, banks and all amenities that mojácar has to offer.

The property has a total built area of 120 mts2 on two levels and the plot measures 218 mts2. The villa is comprised of a large living / dining room,

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PrOPerty OF tHe WeeKdetached villa stone throw away from the beach, with 3 beds, 2 baths, private pool, lounge / dinner, complete kitchen, fantastic sea & mountain views, large Roof terrace, various terraces, Private locked garage, close to all amenities.REduCEd from 320.000€.

REF 632 mojacaR 199,00€

Superb opportunity - Penthouseapartment on 2 levels, of 132m built includes 2 large terraces giving amazing sea views and only 50 metres to the beach. With 2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, air-con(hot and cold) Private secure parking, lift.

REF.663 caRBonERaS 119,950€

Charming new 1st floor apartment, with 50m terraces giving wonderful sea views, close to the beach and amenities. 2 double beds,2 baths. Fitted kitchen, underground parking & store room, Green garden & communal swimming pool.

REF.587 PalomaRES 89.000€

Traditional villagehouse totally restored and full of character and charm. 115m2 built - 2 beds,2 baths,large kitchen,lounge and study area.Big roof terrace with Jacuzzi and inner courtyard.Tranquil location with easy access/parking.

REF.629 caRiatiz 99.950€

Fantastic opportunity - semi-detached Cortijo of 130m2,full of character and charm with a beautiful garden of 300m2.Ready to move into but needs some minor updating.3 double beds,2 baths.Wooden beams and log-burner.Huge roof terrace with amazing views.Patio and car port.30 mins to the coast.

REF.601 SoRBaS 64,500€

Charming Penthouse apartment, with 70m terraces giving wonderful sea views, close to the beach and amenities. 2 double beds,2 baths. Fitted kitchen, underground parking, communal swimming pool, very sunny apartment.

REF.583 mojacaR 109,000€

Amazing opportunity - last available villa at this price - 275m2 built,600m2 plot - 3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms,cloakroom,pre-installation for air-con.Fenced garden with beautiful mountain views.Walking distance to the beach.Reduced from 307,000.

REF.542 laS nEgRaS 160,000€

Brand new Penthouse apartment with 3 beds, 1 bath,fabulous mountain views, kitchen, living/dining room, 80m private solarium, in the central of Turre, walking distance to all amenities.

REF.584 tuRRE 58.000€

Light and airy large size 89m Apartment, 2 double bedrooms, 1 complete bathroom 50m terrace with fantastic mountain views, Small style complex with a pool Easy parking next to entrance of property, disable access for wheel chair, 3 minute walk to Bars, Restaurants and amenities.

REF411 mojacaR 109,950€

A beautiful villa in immaculate condition - build 122m2,plot - 1070m2.3 beds,2 baths,swimming pool,garage,air-conditioning,central heating.Superb garden full of mature trees and plants.Lovely location with wonderful mountain views

REF.621 zuRgEna 165,000€


Beautiful new villa with beautiful mountain views, 100m built on a 400m2 plot,3double bedrooms, 2bathrooms, sun terrace, space for a pool, pre-installed A/C, reduced from 200.000€, absolute bargain.

REF.616 tuRRE 99,500€


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surrounding areas, especially turre, Los gallardos, Bedar,

antas, vera & garrucha.

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This wonderful semi detached Cortijo is located in a beautiful spot just 5 minutes outside Tabernas. The property boasts 4 beds, 3 baths & a flat plot of 3,500m2 with over 120 mature Olive trees.

Sales office now open in Bedar




A charming 1/2 bedroom detached property situated in a small hamlet just a 5 minute drive from the pretty village of Lubrin. It has been sympathetically restored & has an exquisite rear garden.


This fabulous, luxury property with private pool & olive farm is located less than 30 minutes to the coast in a tranquil setting. The stunning stone built property has been architect designed with some truly unique features and attention to detail.




This beautifully reformed 4 bed Cortijo & separate 2 bed Casita is set in a wonderfully peaceful location only 30 minutes from the coast. The property includes its own water supply & full solar power system.


Paseo del Mediterraneo 19, Mojacar Playa, Almeria (near the Hotel Best indalo) Tel: 950 478 612 / 610 808 631 [email protected]


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Bm/SB - Semi-detached 2 beds, 2 levels, sea views, a/c, pool, gardens, close to beach.moJACAr -reDUCeD €109,000

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DONNA’ BOUTIqUE - fabulous fashions for all occasions sizes 8 -28 catered for! Firmly into its second year of trading, ‘Donna’s Boutique’ is a familiar sight in the heart of Turre. Owner Donna Booth has been delighting the ladies of all areas with a fabulous range of fashions to suit everyone. All shapes and sizes are catered for and age is certainly no barrier as Donna prides herself on selecting fashions that all women can wear. The recently introduced ‘Curve’ range of clothing flatters the more ‘shapely’ figure and enhances a woman’s ‘best features’A wide selection of shoes, bags and accessories makes ‘Donna’s Boutique’ a one-

stop-shop for that special occasion or for everyday wear. with years of experience in the fashion industry and a real passion for the business, Donna offers a personal-styling service for anyone needing a helping-hand. with a huge following on her Facebook page, word of her extensive collection has

spread and Donna can now offer Europe-wide delivery with shipments three-times per week. Keen to keep her stock fresh, Donna has new items arriving every two weeks

and the latest fashions can be viewed on her Facebook page, so click onto Donnas Boutique and hit the LIKE´ button to be automatically entered into a competition for a chance to win a clothing voucher to spend in her shop! So whatever the occasion, drop into Donna’s Boutique for your best shopping experience!

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BUGS has been supplying & fitting windows & doors for 25 years. Pull down / Sliding Blinds & Screens, windows & patios, Vertical Blinds, Security Grills, and Awnings as well as aluminum and UVpC replacement doors and windows, peter will give you a friendly, speedy response and covers all areas.SUpER CORNER is run by friendly couple Simone and Nabil. Living

in Spain there is no need to miss out on your favourite UK foods. You can shop for all your British branded supplies whether the food you require is tinned, frozen, packet, or fresh, all at bargain prices. Open every day. Now selling a selection of wines & chilled soft drinks, a massive chocolate and sweet section aswell as fashionable sunglasses and birthday cards. pop into Super corner & treat your taste buds.CHILI BAR AND RESTAURANT boasts a spacious terrace where you

can sit in the sun or shade every day serving delicious authentic Indian tapas with your drink including chicken madras, korma and onion bhaji to name a few. Menu del dia at €8.50 /noche at €10 are served every day.There is also a vast menu that includes Indian themed pizzas and kebabs and a full range of house and special dishes to sample eating in or Take away. Live entertainment is now running throughout the summer where happy hour from 11am till 6pm means you can buy beer and wine for only 1€. Meet Ali and his friendly team who will always give you a warm welcome.SOLO SAT is the number one company to use for all your satellite

TV, air conditioning installations and repairs. Nik has over 12 years experience of fitting all types of satellite TV systems and air con units domestic and commercial, phone him for more info, he is always happy to answer any queries you may have at anytime. 1.9 m dishes delivered to your door on a van that can. why compromise?CONNEXIONS has been up and running now for 10 years and is

constantly keeping up to date with modern technology. Ken and Gill offer a great service. There is a wide range of laptops, tablets, mobile phones, books as well as art pieces. Also in store is the new Android TV box, no satellite dish needed just an internet connection of at least 2mbs. If you need a new TV to cope with the swap over we can help! we still do a full repair & upgrade service. Summer times have now finished and the shop will be open 9.30 – 2pm and 5pm - 8pm Monday – Friday and 9.30am till 2pm Saturday.SOLSHADERS has been operating in this area for more than 7 years

& is a fully legal Company. Their fantastic range of Awnings (which can protect your terrace from the wind), Insect Screens and Internal Blinds are available in a variety of colours & styles with a sign writing service also available. Justin is committed to giving all his clients 100% satisfaction & offers a free on site quotation without obligation & with his outstanding prices & excellent after sales service you are guaranteed a professional job from start to finish. Give us a call on 627 907 207 / 634 319 882 or Email: [email protected] HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON is a well established part of the

community offering top quality and service at very competitive prices. Wacky Wednesdays 10 till 2, short hair blow dry’s 5€, and on the beauty side mini manicure and mini pedicure only 5€ each, appointments are advised. New to styles this month is Jean from Jewelicious who is joining Michelle and Kerry with her 925 handmade silver jewelry, she can also do repairs and change your old silver jewelry into your own design. pop in and see the girls in their own environment where the welcome is always friendly and very welcoming.GILLEE’S BAR is situated at the entrance to Turre and has a large

projector screen to cover all football, English/Spanish and major sports events. Food menu includes Full English breakfasts, served all day, Friday is Fish & chips day and on Sundays a traditional roast dinner is served

and during September a glass of house wine. Special menu is changed daily, prices start from €4.95. Private functions are also catered for, call in for more information.SELECCIONES situated next to the butchers has now been opened

for nearly 6 months, selling good quality, good conditioned, new and used furniture. They do house clearances & also purchase single items which they are happy to sell on consignment with excellent rates of commission. Their onsite man with a van is happy to deliver and collect various items making sure they reach you in one piece. New branded sportswear direct from the UK is also available. You are guaranteed to receive a 1st class excellent service. we are now doing Spain - UK trips and are open Thursday 6 - 8pm.MARI CRUZ is situated in Turre high street. It has a lovely outside

terrace and roomy indoor area. Specializing in grilled meats, fish all cooked on BBq & regional dishes as well as a great variety of wine, beers, tapas and an excellent variety of freshly homemade pizzas & pastas is available to eat in or take away. There is Lounge for meetings, company dinners, small events & birthdays. Enjoy a free bottle of cava when a minimum of 4 people order a starter and main course from the A la carte menu for this week only.FUNDRAISER’s Adene is involved in helping to raise monies for

a number of local charities in the local are and have have recently donated over 30 boxes of clothes to Betel a Spanish ONG who aid the homeless. They are always welcoming quality clothes, hangers & plastic bags as well as books & all household items. we are now just before the guadia civil station in Vera. Just past the bull ring there is a chinese shop on your left going into the town. we’re next door. It’s a lovely shop and their clothes are still 1€.

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nUrSeS & CarerS WanteD

the flu jabflu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the ‘flu jab’ is available every year to

protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications. flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own

within a week.however, flu can be more severe in certain people such as:• anyone over the age of 65 • pregnant women • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart

or respiratory disease) • children and adults with weakened immune systems anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of

flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.

how the flu jab worksstudies have shown that the flu jab definitely works and will help prevent you getting

the flu. however, it won’t stop all flu virus’s and the level of protection may vary between people, so it’s not a 100% guarantee that you’ll be flu-free.

over time, protection from the injected flu vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains often change. so, new flu vaccines are produced each year which is why people advised to have the flu jab need it every year too.

flu jab side effectsserious side effects of the injected flu vaccine are very rare. you may have a slight

temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days after having the jab, and your arm may be a bit sore where you were injected.

When to have a flu jab?the best time to have a flu vaccine is in the autumn, from the beginning of october to

early november.the flu jab for 2013/14each year, the viruses that are most likely to cause flu are identified in advance and

vaccines are made to match them as closely as possible. the vaccines are recommended by the World health organization (Who).

the 2013/14 vaccine protects against three types of flu virus. this year’s flu jab protects against:

• h1n1 – the strain of flu that caused the swine flu pandemic in 2009 • h3n2 – a strain of flu that can infect birds and mammals and was active in 2011 • b/Massachusetts/2 – a strain of flu that was active in 2012 is there anyone who shouldn’t have the flu jab?Most adults can have the injected flu vaccine, but you should avoid it

if you have had a serious allergic reaction to a flu jab in the past.People who have egg allergy may be at increased risk of reaction to

the injectable flu vaccine because some flu jabs are made using eggs.


juDGE ORDERS DIVORCING COupLE TO SpLIT HOME DOWN THE MIDDLEA judge in Seville has taken the principle of

divide and rule to a new frontier in a divorce case settlement by ordering a couple to split their home down the middle, despite the property belonging to the parents of the husband.

In her ruling, the family court judge noted that the 250-square-meter apartment is in reality two conjoined abodes, and with “minor adaptions” can be easily turned into 2 independent ones, of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

According to El Pais, the judge stated that as no action had been taken against the wife by her parents-in-law, it was deducible that they do not want to dislodge her or the couple’s 2 children from the property. Recognizing the “suspicions that might arise initially” from the decision, she said that in the long term it would be more beneficial for the children, aged 6 and 7, given that their father’s offices are in the lower part of the building, and this will make it easier for the girls to see him.

Potentially uncomfortable encounters in the stairwell present “the lesser of 2 evils in view of the economic situation presented by both parties,” the judge ruled.

The cost of the building work will fall on the husband as a prerequisite for his occupation of the smaller of the two resulting apartments. The judge said her decision was based on

the “difficult economic panorama” laid out by both sides. She also asked the mother to review the 7,135 Euros a month she is claiming from her husband to keep her and her daughters in the style to which they are accustomed.

Of that stipend, 1,000 Euros would go to her and the rest on her daughters for diverse expenses such as school fees, private health insurance, school uniforms, a maid, padel classes, sailing, horse riding and the cost of attending the social club they belong to.

In her ruling, the judge awarded each girl 500 Euros a month, an amount “compliant with the real necessities of the children in reference to the level of lifestyle that until now the plaintiffs have provided for them, and their accredited economic potential.”

The father will be obliged to pay the children’s school fees of 1,093 Euros a month until such time as his estranged spouse finds a job, when the duty will fall equally to both.

The mother was awarded a monthly allowance of 650 Euros for a period of 1 year on account of her leaving her work when the couple married because the husband, “a man with a traditional view of the family,” convinced her that “the most appropriate thing would be to stay at home and look after the children.

Spain Targets “Disproportionate” failed Bank pay-offs

The anti-corruption prosecutor in Barcelona has accused the former chairman of Caixa Catalunya, Narcis Serra, its general manager, Adolf Todó, and 52 members of its management board of awarding themselves huge remunerations and pay-offs before the savings bank was nationalized that were “disproportionate” to the level of the bank’s solvency at the time.

The prosecutor Fernando Maldonado argued that agreements taken by the board of Caixa Catalunya and its commercial banking arm Catalunya Banc in 2010 on pension funds, insurance policies and severance packages “during a serious economic crisis” in Spain could constitute a form of criminal mismanagement and asked for those involved to be formally implicated.

The state Orderly Bank Restructuring Fund (FROB) has pumped over €12 billion of taxpayers’ money into Catalunya Banc to shore it up after it became unstuck due to its over-exposure to the real estate sector, and is looking to offload the entity. The bank wants to lay off 2,500 workers to reduce its workforce to 4,700.

Todó, for example, as chairman of Catalunya Banc had accumulated pension rights worth €4.5 million before the bank was nationalized, but these were frozen by the Economy Ministry to allow the prosecutor’s office in Barcelona to investigate whether payments to management board members were legal.

The high number of members on Caixa Catalunya’s board reflected the fact the bank emerged from the merger of three Catalan savings banks: Catalunya, Tarragona and Manresa. Serra was defense minister in the Socialist government of Prime Minister Felipe González and mayor of Barcelona before leaving politics.

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Having a constant supply of cut flowers for your house need not be an unachievable dream. Growing cut flowers is a productive and

relatively inexpensive hobby, whether growing simply to display in your own home, to sell or to give as presents. Other

linked hobbies are flower arranging and drying

flowers.Many healthy herbaceous and

shrubby plants, in fact, grow all the better for being picked, preventing seeds from setting and obligingly producing more and more blooms e.g. Sweet Peas, Sweet William, Carnations.

Of course a major consideration here is if you have a sufficient and reliable source of watering as cut flowers will not survive drought conditions.

HOW TO GROWMost flowering plants prefer a sunny

position with well drained, fertile soil and shelter from winds. You can grow flowers mixed into your existing garden. You can sew seed into pots, seed trays or even directly into the ground.

WHAT TO GROWHalf hardy annuals e.g. Cosmos, Tobacco plants.

If you sow between March and May, you will have a quick supply of flowers. Cosmos also provides foliage for your displays.

Biennials e.g. Wallflowers, Sweet Williams.

If you sow between May and July, you will have flowers the following year

Perennials e.g. Dahlia, Chrysanthemums. They will produce flowers year after year.

Bulbs: Plant spring flowering bulbs at the end of summer and into early autumn. Although not traditionally seen, there is no reason why bulbs cannot be successful here. If you budget allows, Lilies are a stunning choice.


Cut flowers in the morning when their stems are full of water. Place the stems directly into a bucket of water. Pick flowers that are just showing colour or with blooms still closed. Use a sharp knife or secateurs and do not leave jagged cuts on stems as this could cause plant to decay.

Cut stems to length with a clean angled cut. Strip leaves from bottom half to 2/3 of each stem remove foliage below line to stop rot. Use a clean vase, with some cut flower feed in the water, change water and re-cut stems approx every 3-4 days to maximise longevity.

CASE STUDY - SWEET PEAThe sweet pea is an annual. It is

known for its glorious sweet scent associated with English country gardens but can be successful here in Spain. Plant seeds in pots Oct to Dec. Success as always depends on preparation i.e. quality of seeds, making a good potting mix, using compost and watering in.

Place seeds 2.5cm deep, six to a pot; keep in a sunny spot and net to protect from birds. Once seedlings

have three pairs of leaves, nip off the top shoot.

In spring, plant out in a well-prepared plot – Sweet Peas are ideal for growing against walls and pergolas. Plant 20-25cms apart, train and stake - you can make a perfumed sweet pea screen by growing plants up canes. Keep moist at roots and feed every 2 weeks & watch for aphids. Flowers from May to Aug and pick regularly to maximise yield.

See www.bbc.co.uk/gardening for a live demo of creating a sweet pea walk.

Growing Cut FlowersGrowing Cut Flowers


Spain’s service sector grew in August for the first time since June 2011, a survey showed on Wednesday, in the latest sign the beleaguered economy may emerge from a 2-year recession in Q3.

In a Reuters report, Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) of service companies stood at 50.4 in August, up from 48.5 in July, marking its first rise above the 50 line separating contraction from growth in more than 2 years.

“Coming on the back of a return to growth of manufacturing output, as highlighted by the manufacturing PMI earlier this week, this rise in services activity reinforces the view that Spain will exit technical recession in Q3 of 2013,” economist at Markit Andrew Harker said.

Spain’s manufacturing sector grew in August for the first time since April 2011, a poll showed on Monday.

Spain’s economy has been in recession since mid-2011, the 2nd since a decade-long property bubble burst in 2008, though the government has said it expects to see quarterly growth in the 2nd half of 2013.

The private services sector, which makes up around a half of the country’s economic output, has been hit hard by sliding domestic demand as consumers keep a tight hold on expenses in the face of record high unemployment.

“Concerns remain, however, and this is highlighted by a quickening pace of job cuts despite rising workloads. Companies are reluctant to hire workers while solid, sustainable growth remains elusive and the outlook is still an uncertain one,” Harker said.

The Markit index for service sector employment fell to 45.9 in August from 46.5 a month earlier. According to Markit, employment activity in services has fallen every month since February 2008.


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Total raised so far for 20133056€

CaLLinG inTO bar Cardies, southern bar, boulevard, Chaplins, Lady Lays, La bodeguina, new york new york, burtys, Estampa, Marleys

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if you would like to join us in this worthy event please contact yvonne on 634322644

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On Thursday 5th September the Mojacar branch of the Royal British Legion In Spain resumed their twice a month meetings after the summer break. We were treated to a talk by an ex-marine bandsman, David Sharpe who thrilled the audience with his renditions of Acker Bilk and Glenn Miller , playing with equal aplomb the clarinet and the trombone . He gave an interesting summary of his career and roles in the Royal Marines with musical interludes to keep us entertained.

The next meeting will be on the 19th September in the Artisan centre at the usual time of 11.30am and new members are always welcome and you do not need to have served in the armed forces to join.

The next trip is a four night trip to Aracena near Seville starting on 22nd September This trip includes 4 nights in 4* hotel with half board and the services of a local guide to visit the lovely village of Linares de la Sierra and on another day a visit to the famous mining area of Rio Tinto . On the 4th day a trip to the fascinating city of Seville including a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir. Prices are €309 per person sharing a

double room and €384 for singles. On 19th October we have our annual Poppy Appeal dinner and dance held at the Hotel Continental. If you are interested in any of these events please contact Jan Knight on 950473189 or [email protected]. More information is available on the website www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/mojacar/news-events

pARAMOuNT MuRCIA : ALL EyES ON SEpTEMBERWhilst it had been previously announced that work would

commence at the Paramount Pictures Theme Park site in Alhama de Murcia, subsequent news has pushed this date back to “October or November”.

According to a report by Tumbit, however, two important and self-imposed deadlines floated by the Regional Government of Murcia in recent weeks, with regards to the project, “should” still take place at some point this month.

On the 23rd of June, Jesus Samper, President and CEO of Proyectos Emblemáticos Murcianos SA (Premursa) - the

Constructor and Promoter of the park - announced that a total of 11 companies had “Expressed their Interest” in tendering for work at Paramount, ant that “Contracts will be awarded in September.”

Meanwhile, on the 1st of August Regional Minister for Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz advised a press conference how the final details of the Paramount Theme Park project would be unveiled to the public “in September”.

Anybody still holding their breath ?

CORVERA AIRpORT : MuRCIA ‘MAy’ SuE AEROMuRThe Spokesman for the Regional

Government of Murcia commented yesterday how the negotiations with AENA and the Ministry of Defence regarding the closure of San Javier Airport were “virtually complete”.

In a report by La Verdad, according to the Minister, all parties are cooperating with the transfer of (Civilian) flights to Corvera Airport and there is “no obstacle” in the process of bringing the new airport

into operation.

Ballesta was speaking yesterday in the weekly meeting of the Government, where Minister for Public Works, Antonia Sevilla, tabled the proposal to terminate the contract for Aeromur’s licence to operate Corvera Airport due to their inability to meet agreed deadlines.

Whilst any definitive decision was postponed until next Friday, Ballesta confirmed Sevilla’s earlier comments that

Corvera is still on schedule to award final contracts by the end of 2013, with a view to becoming operational Summer 2014.

The Minister also confirmed that the Regional Government was looking into the legalities in claiming compensation of up to 7 Million Euros from Aeromur for “The inconvenience caused to the people of Murcia” in the delays to date. REPORT: WWW.TUMBIT.COM

SpANISH uNIVERSITIES uRGE “ADOpT A STuDENT”Faced with escalating

tuition fees and stricter requirements to access grants, some public universities are coming up with creative ways of fundraising. One idea under consideration is an “adopt-a-student” scheme that would seek donations from companies and individuals to sponsor a college education for struggling


Málaga University’s president, Adelaida de la Calle, said her institution will propose creating a fund for this type of donation, noting that enrollment has gone down. “Just as you can sponsor a child, people could sponsor a student by paying their fees.”

An analysis by EL PAÍS shows that at least 30,000

university students in arrears (2.3 percent of the total) are on the verge of being kicked out of campus. While university leaders are trying to offer formulas like payment in installments, they are increasingly turning to private initiatives for support. José Carrillo, president of Madrid’s Complutense, called the sponsorship idea “a positive initiative” but there is some fear in university circles

about shifting the burden of funding to the private sector.

Xavier Grau, president of Universidad Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, says “donations are positive in some cases and situations, but the ordinary functioning of the university cannot depend on them. It’s a very subtle line that we should not cross.”

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According to a recent study by Spanish real estate portal, idealista.com, at the end of August this year, the average price of a second-hand home stood at 1,764 euros per square metre, which represents a decrease of 9% compared to the same month last year.

During the month of August, resale home prices lowered by an average of 0.6%. The monthly decline was widespread across all regions except Navarra, where prices rose by 0.2%.

The most pronounced declines during the month of August were registered in Castilla y Leon, where the price of previously owned homes fell by 1.5%, followed by Castilla-La Mancha and Galicia, both with a drop of 1.4%.

The portal’s data shows that the Basque Country remains the most expensive region in which to buy a second-hand home, with the average price standing at 2,938 euros per square metre, ahead of Madrid (2,648 euros per square metre) and Catalonia (1,962 euros).

In contrast, El Economista reported that the cheapest home resales are to be found in Extremadura (1,097 euros per square metre), Murcia (1,100 euros) and Castilla-La Mancha (1,108 euros).

With regard to the major real estate markets, in August the average price of second-hand housing rose in Barcelona (+0.8%), as well as in Madrid (+0.2%) and Seville (+0.1%).

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6:00Pm - 9:00PmDELIA’S BACk!Dish of the day at Waitrose yesterday was humble pie – and first in the queue to see

it served up must surely have been Delia Smith. Months after the Queen of TV cookery was dumped in favour of Pippa Middleton, the supermarket has decided to reinstate her.

In a U-turn, the grocery giant has asked the much-loved cook to bring her successful online culinary school to its website.

The move follows anger in the kitchens of Middle Britain over Waitrose’s decision to drop her from its television ad campaign last year, while promoting Miss Middleton. Customers saw the decision as a betrayal of a woman who had taught two generations to cook and the resulting Twitter storm suggested it was a ‘gratuitous insult’ to customers, with some threatening a supermarket boycott. Her departure was followed by the news that Waitrose had hired the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister as the new star columnist for its magazine.

The news irked many Delia lovers, not least because the 29-year-old’s culinary experience seemed limited to enjoying the hospitality at celebrity parties and making sushi rolls for her university chums. Added to that was the widespread mocking of her Celebrate party planning book, which had disastrous sales.

Last weekend, the Mail Online reports, breathless bosses at Waitrose announced their ‘exciting new move’ to work with Delia again. Her online cookery school, launched earlier this year, will appear on the Waitrose TV section of the supermarket’s website, offering a free video library of lessons and techniques from beginner to advanced level.

Waitrose chiefs were positively effervescent, calling Delia’s tutorials the ‘hero of the channel’ and praising her ‘inspiration and expertise’.

Waitrose marketing director Rupert Thomas said: ‘We have a long and successful history of working with Delia and we’re thrilled to be joining forces again on the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose, which we believe will be the definitive online tool for cookery tuition.’

Delia, who has sold 21million cookery books, maintained her dignity throughout the controversy. When it was suggested she might want to prepare one of Pippa’s recipes at home, she simply laughed. Yesterday, the 72-year-old spoke of her ‘ambition’ to teach anyone who wants to learn to cook.

‘If you are from nine to 109 you will be able to learn anything from boiling an egg to baking a cake – I don’t think you can learn in a better way,’ she said.

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5 ml finely graTed ginger

30 ml Thai red curry pasTe

1 x 400ml can coconuT milk

250 ml chicken or vegeTable sTock200g mangeTouT,

halved lengThways1 red pepper, Thinly

sliced2 pak-choi, quarTered

4 kaffir lime leaves10 ml graTed palm

sugar2 lemongrass

sTalks, bruised400g skinless

chicken breasTs, Thinly sliced

chopped coriander, To garnish

sTeamed jasmine rice, To serve

meThodheat the oil in a large, non-stick wok or frying pan. add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 20-30 seconds. stir in the curry paste and

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EASy MOROCCAN MEATBALL TAGINE2 small onions, finely chopped30 ml raisins

750g minced beef15 ml TomaTo purée15 ml curry powder

45 ml olive oil15 ml ground

cinnamon625g canned

chopped TomaToes juice of ½ lemon2 sTicks celery, Thickly sliced

1 large or 2 medium courgeTTes, roughly

chopped175g frozen peas

meThodmix together the

onions, raisins, minced beef, tomato purée and curry powder in a bowl.

using your hands, knead to combine the mixture evenly. form into 24 meatballs.

heat 1tbsp of the oil in a saucepan, then add the meatballs, in small

batches, and cook until they are browned

all over. Tip out the excess fat and put the meatballs back in the

pan. add the cinnamon, tomatoes and lemon

juice, cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes or until the meatballs

are cooked.meanwhile, heat the

remaining oil in a large frying pan, add the

celery and courgettes and cook until softened and starting to brown. Then add the peas and cook for a further 5 minutes or until they are tender. stir the

courgette mixture into the meatball mixture just before serving.

whaT is a Tagine?Tagine is the moroccan word that refers to both the unique glazed

earthenware vessel with a distinctive conical lid and also the food prepared in it.

Traditionally used by nomads as portable ovens over charcoal braziers for making stews, usually containing meat, the tagine is used for both cooking and serving, but care should be taken to protect your table when using the tagine as a serving dish as the base will be very hot.

cooking principles: The conical shaped lid helps preserves moisture in the food as the steam condenses on the inside of the lid. The shape of the lid also creates circulation within the dish, infusing the food with spices and flavours.

The low indirect heat produces a rich, aromatic flavour as the food slowly simmers for hours and the resulting meat becomes meltingly tender.

most tagines involve slow simmering of less-expensive meats. very few moroccan tagine recipes require initial browning, making them ideal to cook in the oven.

Types of Tagine: Tagines come in two types those that can be used for serving only and those used for cooking.

serving tagines: These moroccan tagines are often highly coloured and patterned, but are not suitable for cooking and are not dishwasher safe.

cooking TaginesTraditional moroccan tagines: These are made in morocco of glazed

terracotta and ideally require seasoning before use. They can be used in the oven and over a low gas flame preferably with a heat diffuser. These are not dishwasher safe, please wash by hand in warm soapy water.

other cooking tagines: we have a selection of ceramic tagines on the site in variety of colours and patterns. These are fully glazed and do not require seasoning before first use. They can be used in the oven but not on the hob, and are dishwasher safe.

seasoning your Tagine for firsT useThis is not essential but will remove any earthenware ‘taste’ and

strengthen your tagine.The new tagine needs to be submerged in water for at least 1 hour.rub the inside of the base and lid with olive oil; put in a cold oven

and set temperature to 150c (gas mark 2) and leave for 2 hours.remove from oven and leave to cool. when completely cool, wash in warm soapy water and dry with a clean cloth. your tagine is now ready to use.

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Everyone at the dog shelter, ‘SOCIEDAD PROTECTORA DE ANIMALES DE ROQUETAS DE MAR’ are desperately worried about ATILA.

He was stolen from the shelter last week by a group of young men, who were first seen prowling around the outside of the shelter. The whole incident was observed from a distance by ERIKA, the manager of the shelter. Suddenly, the men whistled and one of the men swiftly climbed the fence, got hold of ATILA and passed him over to the waiting men on the other side of the fence. ERIKA jumped into her car and drove around looking for the men and ATILA, but they had disappeared without a trace.

Marina, the President of the shelter has made a formal complaint at the Police Station of La Mojonera. At the moment there is no news. More than 8,000 people have read of the incident, published on the shelter’s official Facebook page. Anybody living in Spain or with friends in Spain please share this story.

The worry is heightened as we remember poor GREEN who was tied to a central reservation of a busy motorway with enough rope so he could enter the carriageway. He suffered a badly injured spine and sadly had to be put to sleep. We also remember incidents coming to light about normal dogs being used for sparring in order to train ferocious dogs for fights. We really hope that the incident is not connected to such sinister, sick and illegal practices. If you know anything or suspect anything about this incident please share your information with the Police at La Mojonera, the shelter or Geoff at [email protected]

A very touching story surrounds LIA, a very sweet little dog, just a puppy and born around February of this year. LIA was brought to the shelter by the Social Agents in July with a damaged front leg, caused by an improperly healed fracture. The lower part of the leg was completely bent back but LIA had learned to run around, using her 3 other legs.

Her sweet nature and determination to make the best of her lot won all hearts. A woman in Germany learned of LIA and was so touched when she saw LIA’S picture that she had LIA brought to her home. LIA has been given time to get used to her new surroundings but now she will be taken to Veterinary specialists to see what can be done about her leg. Just a few days ago

LIA’S new mistress wrote to the shelter, overwhelmed that people from her home town are spontaneously contributing funds for LIA’s treatment. LIA’s progress will be closely monitored and reported as soon as possible.

If you wish to help the shelter with food, old towels, sheets or anything at all, contact the shelter or Geoff at the above email address.



APPEALthe roquetas De mar Branch of the royal British legion are pleased to announce that one of this year’s PoPPy aPPeal lUncheons is being

held at Burty’s Bar in the Urbanisation on friday 4th

october 2013. to get further details and reserve your place, please contact any member of the committee in the usual way or contact Barry, the Poppy appeal organiser on mobile 605313590. Don’t miss out on this great afternoon to raise funds for 2013

Poppy appeal campaign. the meal will be followed by bingo, so book it or miss it, as it is on a first come, first served basis due to restricted seating!the royal British legion rDm branch are always looking for new

members, so come and join in the fun at the branch meetings held at ‘the lodge’, on calle americo Vespucio in roquetas De mar, the first tuesday of each month at 3.00pm. contact the legion’s chairman on 950 328 469 for further details.

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dental Clinic On-site dental Laboratory

950 32 64 52

dr med. dent Hubert Hillenbrand

20 years experience

Edificio Porto MarAvda Mariano Hemandes 48

roquetas de mar, near Hotel Zoraida Garden

www.almeria-dentista-zahnarzt.comGerman & English Spoken

Bar SOUtHern......................................... Every Thursday Bingo 3pm1st Friday of Month: Ladies Do Lunch - from October back to 3pm - booking advisable

BUrtyS Bar.............................................Happy Hour 5pm-7pm Mon-Fri, Thursdays - Quiz 2:15pmSunday 29th September - Table Top Sale

Bar CarDIeS.............................................Monday Night: Buy One Get One Half Price On Selected Meals, Served 5pm-8pmTuesday: Bingo At 3pmWednesday: Fillet Steak, Home Made Chips, Salad €8 Served From 6pm-9pm; Fun Quiz At 9pmThursday: ClosedFriday: Cod in Homemade Beer Batter, Homemade Chips, Peas, Bread & Butter €5 - The Best Cod And Chips In Town!Saturday: Onion Bhajees, Curry With Rice Or Chips, Naan Bread, Glass Of Wine €7.50. Served 6-9pmSunday: Sunday Lunch, One Course From €4.50, Three Course From €8 - Booking AdvisableAll Sports And Soaps Shown On 4 Televisions...

CHaPLInS PUB...........................................Opening Hours: Open 5pm til’ Late Tuesday - Friday1pm til’ Late Saturday & SundayTEL: 950 335 022Wednesday: Rib Night Friday: Chip Shop Day - Fish’n’Chips etc, Quiz NightSaturday Night - Buy One Get One Free on ALL MEALS plus 1€ Drinks!

LaDy Lay...................................................Quiz Night - 11th SeptemberTuesday Night - Curry NightWobbly Wednesday - Evening Cocktails & Special Drink DealsSaturday - Super Saturday SpecialSunday - Sunday Lunch from only 3.50€

neW yOrK, neW yOrK..............................Friday - Fish’n’ChipsSunday - Carvery 2pm-8pm

revIta natUraL HeaLtH anD reLaXatIOn Centre............................... Calle Tortola 4, Roquetas De Mar Tel 950 333 048 Tai Chi - Tuesday & Thursday 10am

y Da WaKeS...............................................SKY SPORTSMonday 8:30pm Bingo

rOQUetaS BrIDge CLUB..........................meets on Monday’s at 3pm. For more info please contact Alison Ferguson 950349749 or Sue Barlow 950 333 344

Services include Key holding, Maintenance, Furniture packs,

cleaning & Laundry, Apartment & Post-box Checks

Property management Sales & rentals

roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce Almerimar, vicar, La envia Golf

Mobile: (0034) 663 426 [email protected] www.enviapropertyservices.com

la GrappaAuthentic Italian Restaurant• Pizzas• Fresh Pastas• Fresh Fish• Argentinian BBQ’d Food

on The Terrace

Open 12 - 4pm7 - 12.30am

Av. Playa Serena, 37roquetas de mar950 334 188609 337 316

to reserve your tableEVERy


Cristina - Erika Diez MentzelABOGADA - LAWYER

Tel: 950 33 68 61 Fax: 950 33 68 62email: [email protected]

C/ Pombal, 11 - Las Marinas04740 ROQUETAS DE MAR, (ALMERiA)

Conveyance - Litigation Inheritance - Divorce

Wills - Mortagage MattersNon Resident TaxeswHAT’s on

Next door to zurimar 678 202 160Open 10am - late (Closed Tuesday) fREE wi-fi

Tapas BarTapas Barestampaestampa

Spacious sunny outdoor

terrace seating 24


Tapas/snacksEnglish breakfast

fish & ChipsCoffees & CakesCocktails/sangriaSky SpORTS AND ESpN SHOWN HERE

rOYAL BriTisH LeGiON NOTiCeFORTHCOMING ‘POPPY APPEAL’ FUND RAISING EVENTS ROQUETAS DE MAR BRANCH 3569Sun 29 Sept. 10amPoppy Table at Burty’s Table top saleTues 1 Oct 3pmBranch meeting followed by QuizFri 4 Oct. 1.30pmFirst Poppy Appeal Luncheon & BingoSun 27 Oct. 10amPoppy Table at Burty’s table top sale, so you can get your poppies for remembrance Sunday!Wed 30 Oct. 3pmRBL AGM at THE LODGE (MEMBERS ONLY)Thurs 31 Oct. 1.30pmSecond Poppy Luncheon at Playa Serena Golf Club, followed by Tombola & entertainmentTues 5 Nov. 3pmBranch meeting and The Big Remembrance Raffle at THE LODGE, followed by PERFECTION!Sun 10 NovRemembrance Sunday - details to follow!Thurs 14 NovRemembrance Church Service at Burty’s - details to follow!Tues 19 Nov. 1.30pmThird Poppy Appeal ‘Remembrancetide Luncheon at NEW YORK NEW YORK New members are most welcome to join the branch, so please contact the Chairman on 950328469 or any member of the Committee for further membership details. Branch meetings held at ‘The Lodge’ on Calle Americo Vespucio, Roquetas De Mar, on the first Tuesday of each month at 3.00pm.

FTG NOTiCeThe ‘Friday Tapas Group’ meet up at 1pm each week

(Friday) and the venue for next 2 weeks are:

Friday 13th september - Burty’s Bar in the urb.Friday 20th september - marley’s in the urb.Anyone is welcome to join in and have a laugh,

exchange views and ideas. The more, the merrier and the bar owners enjoy it too!

HeLP FOr HerOeS Orphan Ted

Ophan Tedis now at


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dRAInAgE soLuTIons

Tel: 616 531 283 or 670 088 966

• emergency Drain Cleaning • High Pressure Water Jetting• CCTv Surveys• Drainage repairs• location of Cesspits• Qualified Engineer• expert reports



STeve HAyeS iNFormATiCA

Pc’s, Laptops, Printers etc.

Sales & Repairs on-site callout /

tuition.ConsumablesAlbox, AlmeriaTel: 950 120 900





THE VISITING BAByCar seats,high chairs, stair gates, cots etc

Tel: 950 436 581 or 666 375 688 expectingababy @hotmail.co.uk

sOLaR wind Power Solutions. Over 15 years i n s t a l l a t i o n e x p e r i e n c e . E s t a b l i s h e d 12 years in Spain. Call Phil for competitive prices 636 261 240 email:[email protected] www.sunergy almeria.com


C a R L O s s a L i E n T E PLuMbinG & heating for solar pool heating, solar hot water installations and repairs. call 950 930 900 or 968 969 962, email [email protected]

MD Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration [email protected]

950 432 110 / 607 364 917

Md air-Conditioning& Refrigeration s.L.

City & Guilds fully Qualifiedf-Gas Certified

25 years Sole Experience in Air Conditioning & RefrigerationmD

NOT A jACk Of ALL TRADESFor all your installation or service

requirements including our latest offers telephone

607 364 917 or 950 432 110 Email: [email protected]

[email protected]




a i R P O R T T R a n s f E R s pick up all areas, competitive rates. For a quote please visit www. spanish estateagent.com or call 661 143 871

adVERTisE aLL yOuR unwanTEd iTEMs fOR saLE in THis sECTiOn

Any SInGlE ITEM uP To 300€ frEE of CHArGE email: [email protected]

www.AAparking.esTel: 639 081 067

cheapAirport parkingAlicante Almeria Murcia

newServicing / Repairs

Cleaning of Septic tanks▪ emptying of septic Tanks

& Cesspits, with high pressure cleaning

▪ Small unblockages of pipes & drainage

Contact: 675 838 808Pool Cleaning & water Tanks





Mat Murray 647 841 [email protected] in Spain for 14 years



Professional Baby equipment HireFree delivery & collection, all our

equipment has been purchased from new tel: 615 806 126

[email protected]


WilDWooD BeSPoke JoiNery For all your carpentry requirements


tel: 634 328 574 [email protected]


C O M M E R C i a L KiTCHEn OVEn must be in good working order, can collect call 609 199 394LOGiTECH G25 steering wheel and pedals for PS3. Phone Derek on 608 449 882.

nEEd TRansPORT??

airport services

shopping TripsHospital

appointments etc

663 429 521PROfEssiOnaL


HAIRDRESSING EQuIpMENT WANTEDto include backwash chair plus adjustable hairdressers chairs,

Large mirrors etc can collect must be in good condition

Tel. 647 379 878email: [email protected]

fOR ALL yOuRAir Conditioning Needs

Graham & barry on

620 112 193 or 667 853 062


Private parties birthday etc,

all events catered for

Call for more information950 634 562

in alboxPrivate partiesBirthday etc,aLL eventS

CatereD FOrCall Bar for more

information: 950 120 718

Call Andy on 950 091 109 or 648 768 587email: [email protected]

LiCEnsEd POzO/sEPTiC TanK EMPTyinG• Installation of new septic

tanks with certificates

• Repairs to existing pozos

• cctv camera Inspection

DJ WanteD


634 305 132

inK CaRTRidGEsrefills or buy a compatable at great prices. We love to save you money. iCS shop inside liberty seguros insurance, Calle malaga (next to puppy rescue) or call 609 199 394 baTH sEaT Hydraulic lower & raise 20€, ceiling light 15€, large corner desk 30€, single duvets 5€, gas bottles 12.50€ and large reja - offers. Tel: 950 069 332 or Mob: 637 229 009.infLaTabLE Rib bOaT. Approx 3 metre size, 300€. Tel: 620 112 193i n f R a - R E d HEaTinG PanEL New, unused (in box) infra-red heating panel. Economic in use. Colour white, can be fixed on the wall or at the ceiling. Dimensions: 1192 x 592 mm, 700 Watt, 10,5 kg, To be combined with your own thermostat. Surplus, so must go for only 190€. Discount if you buy two. To be collected in Vera Playa, Parque Vera iii. Tel: 625 242 198.LaRGE quanTiTy Of wOOd. tongue and groove plus various lengths etc. doors and window. treated. suitable to make large shed - can send email photos. 190 euros. tel - 634334169biKE fOLdinG. Small wheel. Blue Unisex. Hyper XL. VGC. 50€ Tel:617 527 901sECuRiTy GaTE concertina, in white. 1 mtr ideal for single door.45€.Tel:617 527 901GOLf CLubs. 1 set young gun. 1 set master. Both bagged in good condition. 25€ each. Tel:617 527 901bEd 160 x 200.

Complete with memory foam mattress. Hardly used. Headboard in light wood with set-in lights. VGC. Cost new 800€. Bargain at 245€. Can deliver. Tel: 617 527 901.LadiEs biKER LEaTHER Trousers Leisure plus. Medium. 20€. Tel:617 527 901MEns biKER LEaTHER Trousers with knee protectors. Large Dainese. 30€.Tel: 617 527 901O u T b O a R d MOTOR .Johnson Twin Cylinder 4 HP Seahorse. Excellent working order.150€. Tel: 950 466 282 or 634 312 365.bEd safETy RaiL for child or O.A.P. Slides under mattress. 20€. Tel: 950 466 282 or 634 312 365.sCROLL saw bEnCH unit (new) 85 watt motor, 406mm throat depth, dust removal pump.ideal hobby workshop tool.45€. 950 466 282 or 634 312 365.COT bEd Mamas and Papas – mattress and bedding included. Good

condition. 100€. 693 400 898dOubLE sOfa bEd with single pullout bed – Olive green. Excellent condition. 65€ 950 064 778 or 696 266 348bOnE CHina 68 Pieces Wedgewood. Metalised Hotel ware. insignia Pattern. . Perfect condition . Very Dainty. €95.00 o.n.o. Mojacar 950 472 698 or 666 132 422sTEaM iROn A Profesional Planchado. 2000 watt. As new (cost €44.90).Now €30.00 o.n.o. Mojacar 666132422 or 950472698GaRdEn CHaiRs 4 strong yellow, almost new, . €40.00 Very good condition. Mojacar 666132422 or 950472698CHEsT Of dRawERs large HEMNES ikea (2 small drawers 4 large) brown/grey. New. 85€ O.N.O San Juan de los Terreros must collect. 674513281


C a R P E n T R y / J O i n E R y sERViCEs Contact Gil on 667 225 662. www.trade-solutions.es


fLy sCREEnssliding, pull down &

doors, made to measure, enclosures also installed, for more info or free quote, Contact Graham

620 112 193 / 667 853 062



engLISH LeSSOnS by TEFL Qualified English Teacher.

Call 664 291 793 after 6pm

Tel: 950 121 936 or902 750 190 Ext 332

[email protected]


mondays 3-5pmall levels welcomesingle or couples

enjoyable afternoon to meet new friends

For more info call 950 449 617

el CUCADor


tea rOOm BaLLrOOm DanCIng Sequence with Jean & Derek at

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OPTiCa aLbOx All your optical needs, eye tests, hearing tests, contact lenses Tel: 950 121 991


Pet sitting in your own home, Arboleas & local area.

Call Vanessa 637 061 482




Vera playa Apartment

HOBBy/CRAfTELainE’s wOOLsQuality UK Wool & Accessories. Come & view my DiSPLAY. Also Available at CAT Services & Total Entertainment Call: 667 273 889e l a i n e s w o o l s @gmail.com




If you wish us to print an article about a particular topic in our regular space

on pg 16, please email [email protected]



T & T METaLs For all quality metal works,

including gates, railings, rejas,

staircases, gazebos & chain-link fencing

Tel: 950 431 738


Grills, railings, gates of all types, security/sliding/roller, rejas,

concertina doors etc. tel: keith wood on

638 900 949


PHiL THE PiCK LOCKsMiTH 24 hours. Locked Out? Locks fitted/upgraded house safes. Arboleas & surrounding area. Special weekend rates. Tel: 697 243 181


immediate Cash. quick decision.* we cover all areas

* we turn up, give cash & carry* we buy almost anything – The

Highest Cash Prices Paid**OnLy serious & immediate sellers

should call please**Tel: 679 207 545 or 636 411 540

(0034) 667 235 205 (sp)(0044) 7850 575862

Pet taXItrAvelliNG iN Air CONDitiONeD vehiCle

DelivereD tO DOOrPets stAy iN Pet frieNDly hOtels.

ACCOmPANieD trAvel AvAilABle

For all your plumbing



engineer Contact Barry

667 853 062 or graham

620 112 193

C a R L O s s a L i E n T E Plumbing and Heating offer machined boiler decals for gas water heaters for just €65 – aguafuerte is not the answer! Call 950 930 900 or 968 969 962, email car los.sal [email protected]

bRiTisH PLasTERERAll work guaranteed

Tel Paul 634 327 201


tel: 950 121 [email protected]

GLENN & jAyNEhave great offers on Life Insurance

SAME PEOPLEsAme GreAt serviCe

New NAme



wHiTE CaT, Blue eyes, 12 months old, very affectionate, Cecilio needs a home Tel: 667 950 144bLaCK & wHiTE CaT, 15 months old, Very effectionate, Julio needs a home, Tel: 667 950 144PaLOMinO KEnnELs, Exclusive Boarding Kennels / Cattery, All Diet requirements catered for, vet on 24/7 standby, Tel: 662 668 423 or 950 067 051

C a R L O s ( s a L i E n T E ) PLuMbinG & HEaTinG services. if it involves water, we can help! www.carlossaliente.comTel: 968 969 962


Central Heating Gas/Oil - Solar Hot WaterBoiler Servicing, Repairs & Replacements

Water Leaks - Sewage BlockagesWater Deposit Tanks 500-8000l

Pool Pumps - Septic TanksOsmosis Systems

KnOwLEs PLuMbinG

No 1 for Plumbing All tyPes Of PlumBiNG

teLePHOne:950137197 / 606807797Potty finca ServicesPotty finca Services

Ring John on 616 855 294 or 950 163 930

PROfEssiOnaL TREE fELLinG & PRuninG,

including all types of palm trees

strimming of overgrown gardens & hedge cutting

Spanish Registered. Logs Available


• Block work• Balustrades • paving Driveways

& pathsCall Graham & Barry

now for free estimate620 112 193 or 667 853 062





1 bed casita, fully furnished with largefly-free patio, private

parking, electric by metre250€ pcm inc water

tel: 666 281 323

€150,000 649 186 107 thunderpaul2003@




20mins from Mojacar,4 beds, 2 baths, Open

plan living areas, kitchen & diningroom as well as a workshop, courtyard front & back & room for a pool. Mountain views.


avOn COSmetICS

Tel Claire691 987 454



www.soltimes.com Tel: 950 121 936 or 902 750 190 ext 332



Tracy Mobile 650 211 952

wOOdHOusE bOaRdinG KEnnELs & CaTTERy

ArboleasSmall friendly kennels, 24hr vets service, pet

transporting arranged, welcome to viewministry approved

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From just €15 a quarterwww.soltimes.com

tel: Paulette on 950 121 936 902 750 190 ext 332

or email: [email protected] for details

also now available:General Gardening, Key Holding.Letting Change-Overs ‘Meet and Greet’Property Maintenance & security

Triton Pool Cleaning

Triton Pool Cleaning

www.tritonspain.comCall us on: 634 326 322

with over 20 years combined experience and an established name ‘Triton’ are expandingnow taking on new Pool Clients!Prices from 60€ p/m

Mojacar - Bedar - VeraMojacar - Bedar - Vera


Load of small or big Olive logs, no roots €160

Load of mixed Olive some roots €140

Load of Eucalyptus, no roots €160

All loads 2 tonnes Arboleas &

surrounding areas

Call Lee on 636 092 [email protected]


painter & decorator

Tel: 649 186 107 or email [email protected]


sinGLE Lady is LOOKinG fOR a HOusE for long term rent, without pool, from private owner and unfurnished. Max. 400€ per month, close to Albox. Tel: 649 615 227

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UrgentLy reQUIreD engLISH & SPanISH CaravanS,

CarS, mOtOrHOmeS & vanS any COnDItIOn We COLLeCt!


teL: 636 411 540 Or 679 207 545

NEED QuALITy NEW pARTS fOR ANy CARfor Sensible prices On All parts Clutches, Brakes, Alternators, Service kits

Starter Motors, Headlights








sPain uK sPain REMOVaLs

Friendly Reliable ServiceFully Legal

special deals from uk - spainOffice: 968 564 298 Mobile: 696 621 884

[email protected]

Storage available, based “Los Gallardos” &”Hertfordshire” Call now

0034 620 049 524 (ES) 00 44 794 3135 214 (uk)[email protected]

DAve’s trANsPOrt


7.5 Ton, Lorry Part loads,

self load/unloadMinimal rates, Owner Driver

UK - SPAiN - UKFrom a Parcel to a Small

House Move Professional,Friendly & Caring

Fully insured, Scheduled Monthly Door to Door [email protected]+44 (0) 1582 499 836+44 (0) 7977 754 389634 337 185

aRE yOu a TRadE businEss? adVERTisE in THE CLassifiEd sECTiOn & REaCH OVER 30,000 POTEnTiaL CusTOMERsClassified box from 9€. Lineage only 45 cents per word - deadline 5pm friday Contact Paulette on 950 121 936 or 902 750 190 ext 332


* COLLeCtIOn & DeLIvery


teL: 667 235 205Pick up/drop off locations

throughout UK, France and Spain

One Wayuk to spain or

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van Hire



a1 sKy TELEVisiOn sysTEMs, Satellite TV installations, alignment of dishes etc.

Coming soon UKTV without a

dishCall for more info.

Tel Dave: 628 607 778

WAtch tv

For Free Go to

www.soltimes.com for all the latest



Don’t take a chance!Don’t break the law!let us take the hassle

away from you and re-register your vehicle

on to Spanish plates


full service contact:

Alan 662 249 159 www.replatematecostablanca.com





MECHaniC covering all areas, fully qualified & legal, over 30 years

experience, Call Paul on 617 150 300


wanTEd uK cars & vans bought for cash Tel: 667 235 205

De Lima’sLocal, National & international


263 Paseo del MediterraneoMojacar Playa, Next to Sal Marina hotel

mon-Sat: 10am-2pmCall marc on 647 006 183

or Jo on 600 344 565or e-mail [email protected]

Quality Second hand furniture showroom





full itv service history. 129k. petrol. lhd spanish. black/grey. alloy wheels, tinted

windows. excellent condition. €2,695 bargain. tel.617 527 901

merCeDeS 260 e


MECHANICS All types of

service, repair & itv testing fully qualified & legal with

over 35 years experience Ring Mike

628 350 178 or 636 824 974m









PeUgeOt 307 CC COnvertIBLe2006 silver, immaculate condition, rhD uk

specification matriculation to Spanish registration, full service history, leather interior, air con, electric

roof & windows, full audio system, airbags 92,000 miles For more information

Please call 636103487 or 007817007830

6,500€ o.n.o MOTORBIKE

fOR SAlE125cc, 2006, low

mileage, 1 year ITv, good condition, runs well, small problem hence only 350€ OffERS wElCOME

BIKE MUST GO phone for details, teLePHOne673 502 867


lABOURING, BABY SITTING, OffICE, DRIvING ETC Please contact Daniel or Rachael on 634 368 071

[email protected]


…in a fun and enjoyable enviroment with Paco in

his new classroom at Camping Los gallardos,

nEw bEGinnERs CLass sTaRTs weDNesDAy 11TH SEPTEMBER 2013 4.30PMPrivate lessons and different

levels also available.CALL pACO 661 142 606



lHD Spanish plates.ITv : Oct 20131800cc Diesel

( 5 doors )Very reliable , 1650000 KM

Dark Blue metalic very clean

aircon RCD

Elc windows front Price : 1800€

Tel ephone 699 540 916



TO & fROM ukthermal lined & controlled ventilation ideal for pets

200€ dog100€ cats & birdsHEAVy LOADS

WELCOME4700kg with speed limiterFixed price quotes fully Legal operation shop &

Offices to visitPx goods to offset costs

safE & sECuRE TRansPORTsafE & sECuRE TRansPORT

CaLL: 634 368 430CaLL: 634 368 430



DESIGN SKILLS: Use of software (In-Design/photoshop), Create adverts from

scratch or revamp existing artwork, Ability to visualise/conceptualise based on written/verbal

information, Manipulation of photos/images and text, Size recognition/spacing, The ability to

create outstanding work GENERAL SKILLS: Attention to detail, Accuracy, Good Spelling, proof-reading, Ability to follow verbal/written instruction, Flexible working

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: work to strict deadlines, Liaison with Sales Team, work well as part of a small team – good sense of humour!If you think you’ve got what it takes then

email your CV to: [email protected]

Send your CV to cmm@soltimes




Bright, enthusiastic telesales person with an outgoing personality to join our sales

department. Full or part time sales position available. Experience not essential as full training will be given as long as you’re organised,

enjoy selling on the telephone and working within a busy sales office


04 uk reg. white. mOt & taxed. roof rack. full rear bulkhead. Fully lined and racked on one side.

Excellent condition, Low mileage. Private use only for the last 5 years.

3,250€ o.n.o.Tel 950 466 282 or 634 312 365.


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VIEWpOINTI was confident that I knew the way to our

destination. I had been there before, admittedly some time ago, but my mental map of the up-and-down intricacies of Zurgena was still fresh, added to which a life-long residency in Devon, which in parts is less than straightforward, has given me a pretty good instinct for finding places.

I brushed aside Pete’s advice to ring up and ask for directions with the fateful words ‘I know the way, I remember it from last time.’

We sailed confidently into the unsuspecting village, turned left on the single track road up the hill and parked outside our destination. ‘Told you I knew the way.’ I smugly pointed out.

Business concluded, it was time to head home. ‘Better back down’ Pete advised. ‘You’ll never turn round here.’ He was so obviously right that the advice was unnecessary, but I had a better

idea that didn’t involve backing at all.

‘No, I’ll go on. There’s a plaza at the top, and I can just drive round it and come back down

again. That is

what I did last time.’With a perfectly executed hill start I drove

on, passing a huddle of elders, a child and two dogs. They waved in a friendly manner, except the child, who was too small, and the dogs, who didn’t care.

About 6 yards further on I came abruptly and unexpectedly to a dead end. I looked in the rear view mirror to see that my audience had spread out across the road, to get a better view of what passes in Zurgena for entertainment.

I reversed gingerly through the throng, who were by now cheerfully entering into the spirit of the thing. I took the advice of the matriarch of the group and retracted my mirror (she tapped it with her walking stick) and directed by an eloquently waved broom I followed a sprightly male elder down a tiny steep alleyway that I hadn’t even noticed.

At the end he stopped and called to his friend, who abandoned his vegetable patch in order to direct me with his hoe down another tiny cobbled alleyway. Preceded by one of the dogs, and watched by native inhabitants of all ages, who appeared at windows and doorways as I passed I steered Del through squeezes through which only a Renault Clio with retracted wing mirrors or a donkey would have fitted.

Then suddenly we were back to civilization. Pete was right – I should have backed down!By jos Biggs

[email protected]


it’s funny how certain attitudes change as soon as you move permanently to Spain. What may once have been a holiday destination - with its night life, numerous restaurants and the glorious sunshine – now takes on a wholly new aspect. in short, we become blasé.

this is natural of course, and it’s good. Whilst we had to save our hard earned cash for the annual or biannual vacations, with the intention of blowing it on food, booze and entertainment, it’s obvious that the situation has to radically change when the holiday destination becomes the permanent home. Not only would the cost be prohibitive – unless you have the salary of a newspaper editor – but the novelty would soon diminish and disappear. Speaking for ourselves, it is true that we can now afford to eat out far more than we could back in the Mother country, but it’s nice nevertheless, to have an evening out in a good restaurant with friends and still

By Colin Bird : [email protected]

Alquerian society is seen as godless, debauched and anarchic by the more sanctimonious observer. While most would agree it sounds like terrific fun the Monks of the order of St Jude the Daft, decided to save our wayward Pueblo.

The people of Alqueria, seizing their chance sold the Monks, who were blinded by religious fervour two overpriced dilapidated houses on the Calle Mirador. The Monks set to with a will and soon the Monastery of St. Jude the Daft (Alqueria) opened its doors for business. The Monks waited, and waited, and waited. The only taker was Loco Paco who mistook the Monks for a rare antipodean marsupial and tried to lasso the Abbot.

The people of Alqueria gave the monastery a wide berth. Monks in penance covered themselves, their clothes and anything in reach with a mixture of cow dung, goat’s droppings and pomegranate flesh. Accompanied with a shrill wail punctuated by nasal grunts it gave rise to a totally nauseating spectacle. Their foul smelling clothes were undoubtedly responsible for some dirty habits.

As for the spiritual salvation of the populace little headway was made. The Abbot summoned Sacerdote del Semblante Lánguido, the Village Priest on a consultative basis. Now these Monks in fact very few monks anywhere have had dealings with an existentialist priest. The monastic fraternity has been well shielded from this kind of thinking. The more the priest hammered home the meaninglessness of the universe and the contingency of all life the more the Monks became electrified. The credo of living for today and the understanding that tomorrow is just an unreachable hypothetical point in free space hit home.

The Abbot tried to quell this philosophical uprising, but the choice between ritual bathing in manure and of abstinence came a poor second to the Priest’s hedonistic view of life. The Abbot was a trier however and had faith, misplaced perhaps in his flock, he suggested a trial. It was to be the old struggle between perceived good and perceived evil. Which is which depended on your viewpoint. The Abbot armed the Monks with their faith but the Priest introduced them to Manuela. Consequently the Monks were led into a trial of temptation, they all failed miserably.

Red-eyed and dissipated the Monks began reinventing their order. The Abbot fled to Britain where he now councils prime ministers who have been rejected by their Parliament. The Monks’ habits are now sequined and thigh length. The Monastery renamed ‘St. Jude the Daft a Go Go’.



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two friends from england were staying with us recently, and we decided that it would be in order to show them the great metrolops of torrevieja after dark. this is something we only like doing ourselves once or twice during the summer months because we normally choose to avoid the babble and tourist din like the plague. But it’s good on the odd occasion to experience the night time atmosphere and vibrancy of the town during July or august and an absolute obligation if we have friends staying. and so, as duty demanded, we made our way into a packed and noisy town.

after a meander around the bustling evening market, we strolled around town pointing out the various sites of interest introducing our friends to churros con chocolate en route, and we eventually found ourselves in a waterfront cocktail bar. ‘Found ourselves’ is a bit of a misnomer because our arrival at the bar was deliberate, calculating and entirely through choice and anyway, it was the perfect base from which to people watch. the list of cocktails was mind blowing. Not so much because of the sheer number of concoctions on offer, but the outrageous names that many of them had - most of which would be instantly censored if i were unwise enough to include them here - and achieving the near impossible, by making me blush.

We bought beers for the first round, simply to slake our thirst and rinse away the dust of the day - apart from the elfin-like Mrs. Bird who was our driver for the night and who wisely decided upon an

agua con gas with ice and lemon and a little paper brolly to tart it up a bit. and which, in view of the other exotica on the menu, should have been sold as Bridge over Bubbled Waters or H2ohh! they could have charged three times as much.

i was still enjoying my lager when our two friends called the waitress over to order their first proper cocktails – an attractive girl with pieces of shrapnel in her nose and bottom lip, and legs up to Benidorm. i signaled that i was not ready to order and off she dashed to get the drinks, her rear end reminding me of a sack of hyper active ferrets. She was soon back at high speed - the energy of the ferrets undiminished – and i remember thinking that she must be on piecework.

“ready to order sir?” she purred.“Um, well . . .”“Sex on the Beach is cool.” She

interrupted. Well now.i thought about this.But on balance i decided that a nice

cocktail was what i really needed - after all, my lovely wife was in attendance and anyway, the sand gets everywhere.

“don’t take this personally” i told the waitress, “but how about ‘Up yours Sideways’” which was a blend of tropical fruits, a poncy liqueur, some spicy things that i had never heard of and my favourite tipple – dark rum.

i don’t think the others

had actually seen that particular brew on the extensive list because having heard what sounded like an affront to our waitress, Steve spluttered his Screw My Brains out down his Hawaiian shir t and Sally choked on her comparatively respectable Vampire’s armpit. My much better other half merely sat there multitasking - drumming the table with her fingers, sipping her water and firing

cruise missiles at me with her eyes. But our trendy young waitress was unmoved and turning on her heel thus displaying the menagerie once again, she hurried away.

Why do young girls today look as if they have been caught in a grenade blast, and why can’t they call cocktails Singapore Sling and Screwdriver like they used to i mused.

damn it, i’m getting old.

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Graham is married to Helen and has a daughter, alice. He lives part of the year near albox,

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braben’s blog...So there I am, balancing on one leg, the radio in one hand, trying

desperately to get any sort of signal. What’s more frustrating is that I’m not trying to find a station in Auckland-which is on the outskirts of New Zealand if my geography is right. No, I’m trying to listen to our local radio station, Smooth FM, which is broadcasting from only ten minutes away from our house.

After finally locating a signal and welding the tuner to the frequency, reception is still about as weak as Neil Armstrong’s signal from the Moon-which is a little further than ten minutes from our house! But you see this is what I love about the radio, it is so unpredictable, you never know what you may hear. Those of you who spent hours listening to Radio Luxembourg will remember how, annoyingly, the signal used to slowly disappear every so often, usually during the record you had been waiting for hours to hear, but never, unfortunately, when they sneaked in “Puff the Magic Dragon” !

Actually, radio reception has caused me some embarrassing moments. Many years ago-well, not really THAT many-I heard a track off Elton John’s new album which I really liked. It convinced me that I should go to the record shop and buy the album. Off I went to my record shop of choice, NEMS, and strode confidently up to the counter and asked for the Elton John album with the song “Penny and the Gents” on it. As much as

they told me that no such song existed, I told them that, as Radio Luxembourg played it, then I must be right. Anyway, I left the shop empty handed and it was only a few months later that I found out the song was actually called “Bennie and the Jets”. I never went to NEMS again and still blush when Elton sings that song!

Sorry, you’ll have to excuse me, the signal is fading again and they’re playing that song by Coldplay, “Pair of Tights”. I’ve got to find somewhere that will allow me to hear the song properly. Oh, hang on, the signals come back and, guess what, I’ve done it again. “Pair of Tights” is actually called “Paradise”. Oh well, one consolation is that at least NEMS has closed down so there is no prospect of me making a fool of myself in there again!

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Quick reminder that La Vida will be holding their Fayre on the 19 September. There will be a lot of people there from 10am waiting to help YOU! I will also be there to resolve your computer issues. UNPAID!!!! Advertising over, let get on to the article.

Delta! The forth (4th) letter of the Greek alphabet, and is also the number 4, is derived from the Phoenician letter ‘dalet’, from which we get our Roman D and the Cyrillic Д OR is it thinly disguised malware pretending to be the greatest gift since the Trojan Horse? Actually! Both!

So! Why all this talk about Greek letters and malware? Well, this week, I’ve had a number of emails and people approach me concerning something that has been installed onto their machines and is now causing havoc.

What is it? It is called Delta and is a program that offers a web search engine (delta-search.com) and toolbar which are being promoted through other free programs.

So, in preparation for this article, I typed “Delta Toolbar” in my search favourite engine to find out more about it and was presented with page upon page of “How to remove Delta from your computer”. It took several hours of searching to find out what Delta really was!

It is also defined by anti-virus and anti-malware providers as a PUP or potentially unwanted program! This is because once installed on your computer, it will hijack your browser homepage and replace your default search engine. Furthermore, this program will display ads and sponsored links in your search results, and may collect search terms from your search queries.

So far it sounds annoying but not a great problem until you realise that not only are they collecting information about what you’re searching for, which is a heinous invasion of privacy, but compound the invasion by possibly (no absolute proof yet) accessing personal details that can be sold to unscrupulous individuals for the purposes of identity theft and similar acts of attrition. Like toolbars over the world, with a few rare exceptions, they positively invite viruses and other malware to set up home on your system.

The real problems start when you try to remove it and although there are a few intriguing twists and wrinkles, the process is a predictable list of logical steps, and should take anyone between 30 minutes and 4 hours to completely remove it.

First, uninstall it, and anything that you find and haven’t directly asked for. Second, Remove all reference from your internet browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome and others). Third, change your search engine option back to what it should be. Forth, Use a registry cleaner to (carefully) remove any references to it in the registry. Fifth, Run a good anti-malware program to finally check that you have everything. Sixth, when all steps have been done and you still haven’t gotten rid of it, ring me!

We all love to solve problems! Some people enjoy Suduko, while others do crosswords, more still indulge in quizzes and more power to them all. As technology seems littered with problems, I will find plenty to keep the “little grey cells” (Hercule Poirot) working this week and look forward to more email and conversations. Have fun :-)

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With the world seemingly shrinking as communication and travel becomes easier and faster it’s refreshing to know we can still be amazed by this beautiful blue planet we inhabit. Only last week scientists announced the discovery of a canyon in Greenland that’s 750km long and up to 800m deep making it almost twice as long as the Grand Canyon. It was discovered by bouncing radio waves from planes flying overhead to map the rock underneath the ice.

The canyon is buried by the Greenland ice sheet which in places is 3kms

thick; the pressure from this huge mass of ice above it has squashed central Greenland to 200m below sea level whereas before it was 500m above sea level. Loving facts and figures I took out a calculator and a Bic biro to conduct further research. Assuming roughly that the blunt end of a biro is 1cm square and that the biro was buried vertically at the bottom of the canyon it would have the equivalent of 276 kilo bags of sugar precariously balanced on top of it.

Knowing that it would take 10,000 biros pointing straight

down to fill a square metre and that the canyon is 6km wide and 750km long that’s a hell of a lot of sugar to buy at the supermarket for the purposes of my virtual experiment. No wonder the Greenland’s crust has been pushed down 700m.

The UK is affected by this ‘springboard’ effect too, after the last glaciers left 20,000 year ago Scotland has been slowly bouncing back with some parts predicted to elevate another 10cms over the next 100 years. This will help counteract any sea level rises from global warming. This is not so good for England and Wales as they are at the other end of this geological See Saw and they will possibly drop 5cm in the same time period. This means any average sea level rises will be felt much more down south.

Nepal in the Himalayas has over 1300 peaks with the two most famous being Everest and Annapurna. About a 1000 have never been climbed by Westerners at least, possibly the odd yeti has had a pop. Amazingly lots of these mountains don’t have names and the Nepalese government has decided to honour Hilary and Tensing who were the first to scale Everest in May 1953 by naming a mountain after each of them. Two French climbers

who first climbed Annapurna, Herzog and Lachenal are also being honoured in the same way. In a bid to promote tourism an extra 165 mountains measuring up to 7999m will be opened up to climbers from next Spring.

In the mountainous forests that cover Ecuador and Colombia a new species of mammal has been discovered. The Olinguito has a teddy bear like face, is the same size as a small cat and the smallest relative in the racoon family. It eats fruit and only comes out at night. Amazingly a female was captured in 1967 and was mistaken for another species called the Olingo. The poor lady was swapped from zoo to zoo for years as she refused to breed with all her potential male suitors as scientists thought she was just being fussy.

Not quite so cuddly and considerably smaller at just a millimetre across, a new species of water beetle was recently discovered living right under the scientists’ noses; a river flows through the campus of Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and the newly named Hydraena Ateneo has always lived there minding its own business amongst the rotting vegetation.

Isn’t it cute - the olinguito

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The long hot summer continues, although the playas have lots of holidaymakers, there seems less on the golf course this year.RESULTSFriday August 23 – Individual StablefordWith the rough being allowed to grow higher it is adding to the degree of difficulty for the players.1st Louis Long 37pts2nd Derrick Stephenson 36pts3rd Chris Baker 34ptsTwos: Bill Gibb and Dave Sharp 4th, Derrick Stephenson 8th and Chris Baker 10th

Wednesday August 28 – Individual StablefordOur weary members are looking forward to the temperatures cooling down a little as this weather tests the stamina1st Mike Hill 35pts2nd Kevin Manser 34pts on a card play off3rd Louis Long 34ptsTwos: Roy Stubbins takes all of the pot for his two on the 4thGuests and visitors are welcome to

join us on a Mon, Wed and FridayFor information contact 634 641



Forum Golf Society played the first round of their Society Championship at Valle del Este on 6th September, and with the second and final round to be played at Aguilon on 20th September it is already looking like being a shootout between Fran Elam (who won the event with 40 points on countback) and Richard Swaine with the same score.These two finished well clear

of the field, with Adrian Foster (36 points) third, Maurice Jamieson (33 points) fourth, Louise Douglas (33 points) fifth & Peter Harrington (32 points) sixth. There were five nearest the pin prizes on offer, with these going to Derek Manning, Malcolm Sibbons, Andy Birch, Richard Swaine & Brian Gyer.The event was also the

penultimate qualifier before the top 8 in the standings contest the 2013 Golfer of the Year trophy in matchplay, and

the standings currently could not be closer, with the leading contenders being

Derek Manning 128ptsPhil Elam 125ptsTerry Moore 124pts Bob Cowan 119ptsTony Morgan 118pts Mike Duckham 118pts Terry Davies 109pts Fran Elam 108pts Brian Gyer 96pts John Smith 92pts Forum s upcoming fixtures are September 20th Society Championship Round 2 at Aguilon October 4th Double Par Medal at Marina October 18th Team One Two Three Cha Cha Cha at Playa MacenasFor further information,

contact Phil Elam on 666 847840 / [email protected], or see www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com


A 2 hour journey for the Expat fans of Huercal-Overa last weekend saw the reds travel to Yecla and take on Yeclano Deportivo, this was always going to be a tight game as the home side were relegated from the Segunda B and have a well organised and strong technical side.

The first 15 minutes were dominated by the home side, to no surprise for the travelling Huercal-Overa side as they knew that much pressure would need to be soaked up to get anything out the game. But in the 16th minute the ball found its way into the Huercal-Overa penalty area

and with a bobble, bounced up onto the arm of new signing and debutant Marcos and the referees whistle soon followed. Domenech stepped up confidently and slipped it away.The away side didn’t crumble

after the goal but came out and started to take control of the ball more in the middle of the park, then in the 33rd minute Tomas Campanas found the ball at this feet roughly 30 yards out from goal. Looking around there was nobody to play in so, Campanas started a mazy run which saw him pass 3 Yeclano defenders then finish with a bullet effort to draw level. Yeclano didn’t take long to

restore the advantage, only 4 minutes later Agus was left to turn and fire past Paco the

Huercal-Overa goalkeeper. This is how it finished with a 2-1 win for the home side at Estadio La Constitucion in front of 700 and 20 away fans. Man of the Match went to Paco the Huercal-Overa goalkeeper.Huércal Overa.Paco, Finidi, Marcos, Juan

Martos (Alfonso, 26), Lloris, Álex Martínez, Gori (Sergio, 72), Benítez, Borti, David García (Nono, 63) y Campanas.Next up for Huercal-Overa

is the Home Derby Vs CA Pulpileno this Sunday at 18:00 at El Hornillo.Prices: €10 General, €5

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Last Thursday 5th September, Badgers had their final away day trip of the year. Venue for the day was La Envia at Vicar, Roquetas. With 36 golfers making the coach trip it was sure to be a good out.Top golfer on the day was Alan

Thomas with 34pts, from Julian Butterworth in 2nd with 31pts and Dave wright completing the top 3 with 30pts. Nearest the pins went to Pete Aston, Dave Crothers, Andrew Curley and Martin Cahill. There was only 3 two’s on the day, these going to Alan Thomas, Andrew Curley and Dave Crothers.Saturdays roll up at Macenas

was won by Neil Bown with 37pts with Roger Whitehead in 2nd with 36pts

Forthcoming Fixtures are: Wednesday 11th September Macenas, Wednesday 18th September Macenas, Wednesday 25th Desert Springs. Badgers Captains Night is

on Wednesday 16th October, please book in with Richard at BadgersBadgers Golf Society also plays

every Saturday at Macenas for their weekly roll-up. Please book in at Badgers.Guests are welcome to join

the society on both Wed and Sat comps and can book in either at Badgers Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or by phone on 950478525 / 6860388259. Fixtures can be found on www.badgersmojacar.com

Thursday 5th September saw the beautiful course of Valle del Este play host for this Pairs Texas Scramble to 18 of our members. The weather was beautiful as was the course as always, in beautiful condition throughout, with the greens being particularly good.The team of Mark Danson

and Don Harbron playing very consistently netted a 5 under par to easily win from the inspired pairing of Nigel Greenwood and Dave Denyer scoring a net par 71 in spite of Nigel acquiring a spiteful slice from the tees, with Mike Donarski and Peter Dow finishing on net 72 taking third place on count back.Mark Danson displayed clearly

why he plays off a 2 handicap, his driving, and sometimes necessary, rescue shots were unbelievable with his drives travelling farther than most folks go on their holidays, except on the 18th, Don had successfully sent his drive down the middle and, with a little bit of gentle chiding, Mark said he would give his drive some real welly. He carefully set up and said “watch and learn you Guys” wound himself up and unleashed a monster. Well it would have been if he hadn’t topped the ball which raced into bushes some 15 metres in front of the Tee!!Poor old Terry Caddick is still

in the doldrums with his game, in an effort to improve his results his dear wife kissed him goodbye, made sure he had his sandwich box safely in his cool bag and said “really try to play nicely this week so the man who writes the report will not be able to write nasty things about you”. Sad to say it didn’t work ,Terry and his partner Syd Walker finished with a very poor nett 78, a result that caused Syd to idly remark that it would have been better if he (Syd) had given him a kiss rather that the kiss of death he had received from his wife.Thanks to all the members

who support the 19th Hole Golf Society.Results.1st Mark Danson/Don Harbron

Nett 66 (5)2nd Nigel Greenwood / Dave

Denyer Nett 71 (9)3rd Mike Donarski / Pete Dow

Nett 72 (8)Nearest the Pin. 6th Hole Dave Denyer12th Hole Nick Pogson14th Hole Alan Chippendale The 19th hole G/S is now

arranging weekly games at various courses in the area, our home course, which we play fortnightly, is Aguilon.If you are interested in joining

the 19th hole give the secretary a ring on 610340653. Or email [email protected]



Boat Fishing.‘Pugwash Pete’ went out this

week with Shane and his son Lewis, they all caught plenty of fish. They caught about 80 mackerel, lots of small red snapper and pickerals. Lewis is a really keen up and coming (as he says) fisher boy. He’s a great lad with plenty of questions which is nice to see. It was an enjoyable day. See photo of Lewis and a couple

of mackerel. The boat fishing boys from up

Javier way are still catching more than we are! And I’ll remind everyone they have a better position on the Med. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.)

Shore Fishing.‘London Bill’ has had

a good week catching melva tuna, mackerel, Atlantic scad, palomete and one sea bass. All we caught spinning around Garrucha’s harbour rocks and Macenas rocks.Another ‘Bill’ over

on holiday from the UK spun around Garrucha’s rocks and caught 15 good size Atlantic scad and one melva tuna. Bill didn’t know about having

to have a license and he was lucky!Coarse Fishing.‘Baza Barry’ fished again with

his mates from the UK and caught plenty of carp and barbel from Baza Lake (Negratin). Barry also caught what he thinks was some sort of chub. I caught a few many years ago and know they are in the lake and are either rare or hard to catch. I’ve never seen one bigger than 1/2lb.‘Abbey Angling’s’ first match of

the winter series was fished at the Eden Canal.Fishing at Murcia you cannot

get past the bleak, but at Eden it is full of the ‘Terrible Terrapins’ ranging from an inch diameter to the size of a dinner plate. There was a fair flow on the water, but we drastically need a good storm to flush the water through.Although the winning weight

was fairly good most anglers were struggling to make 10lbs, bait varied between maggot and corn with bread taking small mullet.Since the clubs have been

managing the water there seems to be less litter on the banks, which is good news. All the lads send their best wishes to Don Whitney on a speedy recovery

following his recent operation, and they look forward to seeing him back fishing again soon.1st Clive (No more Golf)

Cleghorn with 25.3/4lbs fishing the pole using corn.2nd Bob (The Major) Rafferty

with 14.3/4lbs fishing the pole using corn.3rd Dave (The sweetie man)

Hutchinson with 13.3/4lbs fishing the pole using paste.All details are available on their

website www.abbeyangling.com or from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 965328368.The Albox fishing club meets

every two weeks or so at Bar Wassy. For details of the next meeting tel Sid 634 313 650.Latest license information.There is a new loophole for

those without a nie number who want an Andalucian beach and/or boat fishing license. It will mean a trip in person to Almeria with a friend who has a nie number and it has a 50/50 chance of working! The other loophole for fishing the beaches and boats in Andalucia without an NIE document is to make a trip to Murcia. Or the new UK sea fishing license should suffice BUT although we have been told this can be used here I have not seen a copy of this rule on paper and so it could be a problem if pulled up by the police who probably don’t know about the rule.There is now a loophole for

those wanting coarse fishing licenses for Andalucia who don’t have NIE documents or/and don’t want to do the 24 hour course in Spanish, see me for more details. There is talk of an agreement between all regions for any license to be used elsewhere, watch this space.I’m pleased to report the

Beachcomber’s three web cams are working again and the other good news is they work on both 32 and 64 bit systems and on any browser so checkout Mojacar’s weather and Mediterranean Sea conditions here. www.beachcombermojacar.com/beachcomber-webcam/For more info see John at

Beachcomber Bar Restaurant Mojacar Playa or tel 950473099. Or ask staff for my mobile number. Or contact me on Facebook @ ‘John Beachcomber Mojacar’. Tight lines, Beachcomber John.


Another good week on the course for many of our golfers who are relishing the cooler conditions. Tuesday a team game with the best three scores from four to count, and the winner were Alan Townsend, Sean Halligan, Martin Morris and Chris Hawksworth. Friday and our monthly medal which was won with a great round of golf by Jim Quigley who shot an 81 (hcp12) nett 69 2nd place Sue Hull gross 99 (hcp26) nett 73 3rd place Lloyd Dean gross 92 (hcp15) nett 77. Paul Sedge won the longest drive on the 9th hole and nearest the pins were both won by Lloyd Dean. Jim Quigley continued his good form on Saturday in the Paws charity comp taking 2nd place with 35pts followed by another member Bob Connell also with 35pts.COSTA COCHES ORDER OF

MERIT at the end of August in the lead Bill Churchill 403 pts Lloyd Dean 400 pts Dick Hull 399 pts plenty of time left for everyone to contest, the leaders are looking over their shoulders as there are 8 players within 10 pts chasing.


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• This Saturday’s PL games are Manchester United v. Crystal Palace, Stoke v. Manchester City, Sunderland v. Arsenal, Aston Villa v. Newcastle, Everton v. Chelsea, Fulham v. WBA, Hull v. Cardiff and Spurs v. Norwich. Twenty-four hours later it’s Southampton v. West Ham and on Monday evening, Liverpool visit Swansea, hoping to stay top of the table.

• Also this weekend, there are full programmes in the Championship, Leagues One and Two and in Scotland, while the top La Liga games are Atletico Madrid-Almeria, Barcelona-Sevilla, Malaga-Ray Vallecano and Villarreal-Real Madrid.

• Round 13 of the MotorGP season takes place in San Marino on Sunday when once again the Spanish trio of Marquez, Pedrosa and Lorenzo aim to finish 1-2-3.

• And the 4th ODI between England and Australia takes place at Cardiff on Saturday. The first was abandoned; the Aussies won the second by 88 runs (with a majestic century by captain Michael Clarke) and the third takes place today at Edgbaston.

• Sebastian Vettel won last Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix - his sixth victory of the year - to extend his lead in the driver’s championship to 53 points with seven races remaining. Fernando Alonso and Vettel’s Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber came second and third in Monza.

• Serena Williams equalled Roger Federer’s record of 17 Grand Slam titles by beating Victoria Azarenko in the women’s final of the US Open. Steffi Graf holds the women’s Grand Slam record with 22 wins. In the men’s singles showdown at Flushing Meadows, Rafael Nadal played Novak Djokovic in the men’s final

• Last weekend England moved to the top of group H of the World Cup qualifiers with a 4-0 victory over Moldova. But there were defeats

for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Spain also won, 2-0 in Finland. Last night England played in the Ukraine, hoping to gain another vital victory.

• Rugby Union’s 2013-14 AXA Championship started last weekend and there were opening wins for Sale (22-16 at Gloucester), Northampton (38-11 v. Exeter), Harlequins (16-11 over Wasps), Saracens 42-20 v. London Irish and reigning champions Leicester (32-15 v. Worcester). Elsewhere, New Zealand beat Argentina 28-13 and South Africa battered Australia 38-12.

• It was bitter disappointment for Spain as Madrid missed out on staging the 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo has been chosen as the host city and spectators there will be able to watch wrestling, which has been reinstated as an Olympic sport.

• Dane Thomas Bjorn won his first golf title in two years by beating Scotsman Craig Lee in a play-off to clinch the European Masters in Switzerland. And the USA beat GB & Ireland’s women 17-9 in Long Island to regain the Walker Cup. It was America’s 35th victory since the top amateur event started in 1922. GB/Ireland have recorded just eight wins with one tie.

• Surrey and Somerset are ‘favourites’ for relegation from the First Division of the County Championship which looks set to go to Durham. And Glamorgan will play either Notts or Somerset in the YB40 over final at Lords. It will be the Welsh county’s first final for 13 years.

DID YOU KNOW?• The world’s most expensive footballer, Gareth

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Monday 2nd September was an individual stableford competition played in one division. The winner, on countback, was Jim Budd with 36 points from John Lally with the same score. In third place was Brian Couper with 35

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It is good to see some of our old members returning for a few weeks and I am sure there are more to come Two of them managed to get on the score sheet Just to let us know they are back.Our wednesday result was

a win for Greg Ward with 35 points and in second with 29 Sheila Picken on a countback from David Middleton aso 29 points .

No ball sweep winners so the pot get bigger.Sunday 8th September 2013

have you noticed how time flies when you are having a good time. Philip Dunne was having a good time and was our winner with 35 points from in second with 33 Tony Stubbs and in third that Sheila Picken again with 32 points. Ball sweep and we could not

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as he has been unable to play for some time and he had his reward today with winning 15 brand new golf balls Well done Graham Meeks.We shall be playing our

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