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What is a cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart diseases. They often present without pain and symptoms. For that reason, they are often left untreated. This can lead to even more serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke or other organ
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GRAN ALACANT GOLF SOCIETY APRIL UPDATE

Following the easing of the covid restrictions, El Plantio Golf Resort reopened on 1 March. GAGS is now back to playing twice a week, Tuesday and Friday with our usual tee-off time of 8am. We are looking forward to meeting up with our regular players and welcoming new members whether they be residents, holiday home
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montemar bowls club april update

Bowling up date With the slight easing of restrictions in March we were able to commence bowling again with a maximum of fourteen players at one time. If the next review of the restrictions permit we will start internal leagues again which will provide competitive bowling for members while maintaining all the health and safety
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Kim & Mark- Alicante to Gibraltar Bike Ride

Dear Readers, “WE NEED YOUR HELP” We have lived in GA for 18 years. Some of you have known us for years personally and others have met us at La Piazza in the Masa Square. Covid 19 sadly meant the closure of our Italian Restaurant. All Businesses unfortunately have been affected by this Global Pandemic,
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ANUAL TAX RETURN 2021

Fiscal residents in Spain must submit an annual tax return. To determine if you are resident in Spain for tax purposes, you must fulfill one of the following conditions:  – Spend more than 183 days a year in Spain (January to December)  – If most of your essential activities and economic interests are situated in
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POST COVID19 SYNDROME

Post COVID19 Syndrome is made up of various sequelae that patients report even when recovering from coronavirus disease.  It can affect various organ systems.  Various symptoms are being described that persist for weeks and even months after COVID infection. Many patients complain of palpitations, chest pain, dyspnoea, dizziness, neurological disorders, dizziness, high blood pressure, or
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Gran Alacant Golf Society March 2021 Update

It is with great sadness that we resume this year’s golf without one of the Society’s founder members and past captain, Barry Conron, who passed away on 30 January. Barry was a true gentleman who epitomised everything we associate with the game of golf; courtesy, integrity and fair play. He will be greatly missed by
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MONTE MAR BOWLS CLUB

Some good news!  Club members who contracted the Covid Virus in January have all made a full recovery or are almost fully recovered.  We wish them well and hope everyone else stays safe. We hope that after the next review on 1st March the situation will have improved and we can look forward to bowling again
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Caniresort Celebrating 20th Birthday

We were the first Pet Shipping company to be registered in Spain and have welcomed hundreds of pets to our hotels. We are based in La Marina, Alicante and have premises in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and Malaga. We offer a pick up and collection service and accept all types of pets.  We love to give
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Gran Alacant the perfect place to Work Remotely

The recent pandemic has meant that we have had to make many changes to our regular lives. However, the ability to work remotely has meant that more people are considering their work/life options. After all, what could be better than being able to live anywhere in the World and still follow your chosen career. With
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GA Runners Virtual Running – Murcia

For those of us not in Gran Alacant, January and February proved to be a challenge for running but the group took to the task and between us ran nearly 1000km in January, and at the time of writing, we are 500km in February. Of course of postponement of the January 21km in Santa Pola
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HARD TIMES FOR PETS AND PEOPLE

Despite of what freaky conspiranoics say, we keep recommending everybody (when the turn arrives, not like the shaming example of certain Spanish politicians and high graduation “brave” soldiers), to get vaccinated against NCoV-19, and unless it’s absolutely necessary, don’t leave your home. We are facing a very serious situation, and we all should collaborate.                  
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Gran Alacant Runners

How did you spend January? You just need to look around to see the tremendous amount of physical activity taking place on a day to day basis. Walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, tennis, walking football, the list goes on. It is an important way to maintain a healthy life style but also stay sane in these
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Montemar Bowls & Social Club February 2021 update

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE Despite all the restrictions everyone enjoyed playing in the Wednesday league, played over five weeks. The last match was played on Wednesday 16th December, after which Diane announced the winner and the runners up. The winner was Phil Goble runner up Jean Chamberlain and third John Hunt, each received a bottle of wine.
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GAGS January 2021 Update

We truly hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas but we cannot think of anyone who won’t be glad to see the end of 2020. What a year it has been but we approach 2021 with renewed hope and optimism for a much better year, albeit there will continue to be early challenges with the full
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Christmas Coffee Morning raised 1250€

On 28th November the bars of Sierra Mar held a Charity Christmas Coffee morning in aid of Elche Children’s Care home. Coordinated by Pam Hardy from Zest, the event included a raffle, tombolas, a variety of hand crafted Christmas decorations and a range of other gifts to purchase. Similar to previous years,  the aim was
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PETS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

From last November 13th an app from Ministerio del Interior (Spanish Home Office) called Alert Cops is available, and one of its multiple purposes is to report the Police in a quick way any case of animal mistreatment. This alert arrives immediately to Guardia Civil or Policía Nacional. Alert Cops app is been working for
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GA Golf Society December Update

Of course it has been a difficult year for all but with the approach of the Christmas season lets hope for some joy, cheer and goodwill.  So from all at GAGS we wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Back to golfing matters, our tee times for December are somewhat mixed so please get in touch so we
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MONTEMAR BOWLS & SOCIAL CLUB DECEMBER UPDATE

AUSTRALIAN PAIRS EVENT On Wednesday 21st October a drawn Australian Pairs event took place. Twelve teams were drawn from the list of entries. Each team played two games of twelve ends against drawn oppostion. The results were based on the amount of shots scored over the two games. After the completion of the games the
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The place in the Sun Gran Alacant

Gran Alacant was once again featured on an episode of the popular television series, A Place in the Sun! Hosted by Jasmine Harman, the episode introduced us to Baksho and Sukvinder, sisters from Leicester who were shopping for a holiday home in Gran Alacant with a budget of 100,000 GBP. Gran Alacant has appeared on
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GAGS November Update

With the onset of darker and colder mornings we have been negotiating with the Course officials about changing our normal 8am tee time for a later one. Accordingly, for November and December, we have ended up with a mixture of times to fit in with arrangements made by the Club with other parties. Please therefore
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2021 CHALLENGES: BREXIT AND CORONAVIRUS

In this article we would like, first of all, to remind all pets owners that, so far, negotiations between EU and UK about BREXIT, haven’t borne fruit yet. This means that, if there is no change before Dec 31st, dogs, cats and ferrets which travel from EU to UK and vice versa, will be required
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Simple Social Hub – Who are we?

The City Council meets with two entrepreneurs who present their coworking spaces in the town  The Santa Pola City Council held a meeting with Diana Carrasco and Mª Angeles Cáceres, local female entrepreneurs, who have just opened two Coworking spaces, one located in downtown Santa Pola and the other in Gran Alacant. The meeting was
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Ladies in Business Network

A big thank you to all the Ladies that attended our 1st Ladies in Business Association.  Your attendance was overwhelming and it was great to meet you all. The aim of these monthly meetings is to help one another in these difficult times. We want to help you promote your business and fill those diaries.
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GRAN ALACANT GOLF SOCIETY OCTOBER UPDATE

We have checked with the course and  there are no planned works for October. There are a couple of golf tournaments but we are told that they do not interfere with our golf days. As mentioned last month it would be helpful to our organisation if you could inform us of your intention to join
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FOUR THINGS PETS OWNERS CAN DO FOR SAVING THE PLANET

#1 Follow strictly antiparasitic and antimicrobial treatments prescribed by the Vet. It’s critical for everyone’s health (this includes animals, people and planet) to use antibiotics correctly. Most antibiotics we use for animals are practically the same ones we use for people; if we “create” resistant bacteria or parasites against veterinary medicines, we are creating at
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MonteMar Bowls & Social Club October Update

CHICKEN RUNSunday 30th AugustTwenty four members played in the August chicken run as we still have to play within the present restrictions. Hopefully the September chicken run will be back to normal. This month we had to have a play off as two teams finished with 16 points. The eventual winners of the chickens were
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Monte Mar Bowls & Social Club September Update

CHICKEN RUNSunday 26th JulyAnother successful chicken run played within the present restrictions. Thirty six players took part playing on three rinks over two sessions. The winners of the chickens were Neil Crawford, Dave Yarrow and Ian Hamilton. Cindy and Colin Bedford and Terry Cottle won the eggs. Thank you to Tanya Oliver, Jack Burrell, Joan
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GAGS September Update

As we move into September we are approaching high season for golf on the Costa Blanca and the price to play increases accordingly. We are told by El Plantio that offers will remain available until around 10 September but thereafter the pricing indicated below will become payable. Also the Course should start to become busier
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EXOTIC SPECIES POSITIVE LIST

Some days ago we read at the papers that the Government wants to make an “exotic pets positive list”. This means they are going to control strictly purchasing and owning of this kind of animals. So far, practically every species could be considered as an exotic pet: lots of birds, mammals and reptiles, such as
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GAGS August Update

Because of the heat we are now in the low season for golf in Spain. Consequently El Plantio are offering a round of golf to include a buggy for €37 (plus €1.50 insurance ) until early September The Society details are as follows: Where:El Plantio Golf Resort. The offficial address is A-79, Km3, 03114, Alicante.
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Walking football is BACK!

Walking football received permission to recommence  outdoor sessions on Thursday 9th July,  Until further notice all sessions will be held at:  Campo Futbol Pereira, Av. Zaragoza, Santa Pola. At this time there is no possibility of indoor sessions restarting. We have booked sessions for Mondays and Thursdays to cater for the amount of players now attending
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MonteMar Bowls&Social Club July Update

CHICKEN RUNSunday 12th JulyThe first Chicken Run since the lockdown was a great success, even though we were restricted because of social distancing. The maximum of thirty six players took part on three rinks of trips, played in two sessions. The winners of the chickens were, Tanya Oliver, Len Council and Jim Shearing. Iain Sheridan,
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Alergy matters in pets

One of the most common and frustrating problems in pets are probably the allergies. Their diagnosis must be very specific, and treatments are usually chronic all year round and last for years. Traditional treatments such as steroids are cheap but have lots of side effects. Modern treatments are much more effective and safer, but they
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