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Getting Rich and Liesl back on their feet

Richard and Liesl originally lived in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire and moved to Spain about 12 years ago. They purchased a property maybe 15 years ago in Gran Alicant (not far from Alicante) as a holiday rental, but loved the Spanish lifestyle so much they then sold up in the UK, quit their jobs, and moved to
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Homeless and Pets

What happens with dogs and cats which are living with homeless? Could that people face the costs and responsibility about them? As a matter of fact, there are some people who have lost their home and can’t be relocated in a social home or not even go to a hospital if necessary because they don’t
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GRAN ALACANT MIXED RINKS 14th to 16th of September

The Gran Alacant Mixed Rinks event takes place between Saturday 14th until Monday 16th September. There will be ninety six bowlers involved and spectators are welcome too. On the first day the club will have a cake stall where home made cakes and pastries will be for sale. The second day is where we will
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Mutxamel River Seco trail

My name is Heidi and I come from Helsinki, Finland. With my husband Olli-Pekka and our 3 dogs we live in Gran Alacant and enjoy the brilliant Mediterranean climate and possibility of discovering new hiking routes all over our Alicante province and sometimes even a bit further. Ironically, I have a fear of heights, but
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CHARITY CABARET NIGHT LOUNGED BAR, MASA Square THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER at 8.00pm All proceeds will go to the registered charity S.A.T.s ‘Society for Animals of Torrevieja’ Join us for a great night of international entertainment featuring local talent giving their time to support this charity. The evening will include an audience sing-a-long with word sheets
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Arterial Hypertension

Arterial Hypertension is the elevation of blood pressure levels in the arteries. It is a disease that does not produce symptoms by itself, which is why it is called a silent disease. Hypertension is a cardiovascular risk factor: By having to strengthen the heart to overcome the greatest resistance of the arteries, it can occur
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Listen to your heart …

Hi, I’m Jemma.. I share what I continue to learn from animals through my work as a volunteer with them at www.satanimalrescue.com and at www.easyhorsecare.net Sometimes, when more dogs come to the kennels and no new homes have been found for a while, when yet more malnourished and abandoned horses or donkeys arrive at Easy
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Montemar Bowls & Social Club August Update

SUNSET LEAGUE The Bowls Club recently completed an eight week Sunset League which was held on Friday evenings. Play was from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and then we all adjourned to the square opposite the club for a few drinks and eats. The league was based on an individual’s performance over the eight weeks and the
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Gran Alacant Golf Society August Update

As mentioned in previous articles the course at El Plantio was closed from 19 to 30 August and so the Society had a 2 week break as well. In the couple of weeks before the break the course was extremely quiet and golfers who joined us in that period enjoyed “millionaires golf” with no delays
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Protecting Pets, Protecting People

Last week we were asked by a client if he could take his female dog to the dogs beach when she is in season. By a strictly veterinary point of view, there is no contraindication for her health, but common sense would discourage it since it’s not the best moment to go to the beach.
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Sweep out the cobwebs of my mind …

Hi, I’m Jemma.. I share what I continue to learn from animals through my work as a volunteer with them at www.satanimalrescue.com and at www.easyhorsecare.net This month’ s hot weather makes for a challenging time for all the workers and volunteers mucking out the manure in the hot, dusty paddocks at easyhorsecare rescue centre. My
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How to prevent a stroke?

A Stroke or cerebrovascular attack (CVA) is a medical emergency which occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or when there is bleeding in the brain. It can happen to any person and from one moment to another, regardless of their age, sex orrace. However, there are risk factors that increase the
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Montemar Bowls&Social Club July Update

BARBECUE On Saturday 15th June we held our first barbecue at the Santara Resort and it was a great success. The numbers at first were restricted to forty then extended to fifty and we still had to turn people down. Lynne Armitage did a very good job of organising the venue, the food and everything
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A place in the sun in Gran Alacant

In July popular TV show A Place In The Sun showcased our very own Gran Alacant for the second time in 2 years! This time a couple called Mick and Dianne Kelly from Newcastle were looking to relocate with their 2 dogs to our lovely area having fallen in love with it some time ago.
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XXIV Travesia A Nado Tabarca – Santa Pola

XXIV Travesia A Nado Tabarca – Santa Pola (Tabarca to Santa Pola Open Water Swim) as experienced by Geoff Young The weather forecast was excellent and sea conditions Good to very Good. For the first time in many years the one element the organisers couldn’t control was offering itself up to them in a sign
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Gran Alacant Golf Society July Update

Not a lot to report this month. Following the busy months of May and June for the Society, July has been relatively quiet. However, the summer holiday season is now kicking in and whilst we shall lose the occassional core member for the odd week we do expect visitors to swell our numbers across the
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WHAT IS A URINARY INFECTION?

Urinary infection is the inflammation of the organs of the urinary system, which are kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. It is caused by microorganisms −bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites, and it is often associated with irritative symptoms, such as burning during urination, fever or change in the appearance of urine. Depending on where the infection
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El Pou Clar & Bocairent

My name is Heidi and I come from Helsinki, Finland. With my husband Olli-Pekka and our 3 dogs we live in Gran Alacant and enjoy the brilliant Mediterranean climate and possibility of discovering new hiking routes all over our Alicante province and sometimes even a bit further. Ironically, I have a fear of heights, but
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MONTEMAR BOWLS & SOCIAL CLUB JUNE UPDATE

LA PIAZZA DAY Thursday 23rd May saw our first La Piazza Day at Monte Mar on a very hot May day. Twelve teams of trips took part playing two games of nine ends, with an hours break in between. After a competitive mornings bowling the winners were Sheila Roberts, Micheal Williams skip Barrie Woodfine. After
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Montemar Bowls & Social Club May Update

CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS Playing for Monte Mar in the Ladies Pairs Lynne Armitage and Margaret Finlayson After two challenging games Lynne and Margaret got through to the semi finals. In the semi finals Lynne and Margaret lead until the last two ends but lost to Kath and Ann from San Louis. They both thoroughly enjoyed
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Gran Alacant Golf Society, June Update

Not a great deal to report this month. The Course continues to be in good condition and is a pleasure to play. One question we are frequently asked is “how much does it cost to play golf with the Society?” Well,it varies across the seasons. Presently the cost payable directly to the Course for someone
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It is better to prevent than to treat!

The general medical examination has been considered as one of the most important practices in preventive medicine. It has been called “periodic medical examination” since its period can vary between one and five years, depending on the age. However, some people call it “annual examination” because of its annual periodicity. In children, the periodic examination
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Jimmy Mac for M.A.B.S. at Los Dados

JIMMY MAC IS BACK for M.A.B.S. !!! Jimmy is back to perform his usual fantastic show in aid of MABS. There will be no panto or any other fundraiser this year for MABS so PLEASE everybody, come out in your hundreds + support this as it will be the only time you’ll be asked to
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A time for everything …

Hi, I’m Jemma.. I share what I continue to learn from animals through my work as a volunteer with them at www.satanimalrescue.com and at www.easyhorsecare.net This month, I have been reminded of how things can change, moment by moment, day by day , month by month. A lot of new dogs, especially puppies arrive at
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MONTE MAR Bowls & Social Club April Update

CHICKEN RUN Another successful end of month chicken run attended by thirty four members. The lady winner was Yvonne Yarrow and the men’s winner was Dave Thomas. Mary Saunders and Peter Wallis won the eggs. The chickens were donated by Jan and Mick Soars, the eggs were donated by Ian and Julia Hamilton. END OF
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What is Dyslipidemia?

What is dyslipidemia? It is the alteration of the fats in the blood. Excess fat (cholesterol) in the blood causes a disease called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is an accumulation of fat in the arteries, which causes decrease in the caliber and therefore decreases the arrival of blood to organs such as the brain and kidney. High
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GA Golf Society April Update

The geese, ducks, moorhens and Terrapins are happy. As mentioned in last month’s article the golf course has held up well during the unusually dry weather in the first quarter of the year but it has left the lakes and ponds which form the reservoirs for the watering system very low. Whilst not particularly welcome
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MonteMar Bowling&Social Club Finals

FINALS DAY On Saturday 23rd February we held our Ladies and Men’s finals. Margaret Finlayson v Pauline Woodfine and Chris Merry v Jack Burrell. Pauline won the Ladies final and after a nail biting men’s final Chris was the winner. Afterwards we enjoyed a buffet lunch and drinks in the Rincon followed by the presentation
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