Gran Bazaar THE Society for Animals and Plants yesterday organised a summer Gran Bazaar in aid of raising money for animals. The event was held at the society's base in camino d'en Mayol from 10am to 2pm and by the look of the pictures a lot of money was indeed raised. People were able to buy many second-hand goods from shoes to electrical equipment. The weather was nice which helped bring the people to this worthwhile event. IT seems to be the time of year for bazaars, which help raise money for good causes. This time the charity “Club Elsa” are holding a big bazaar in Pueblo Espanyol on 14 May from 10am to 6pm. This charity helps people who have been excluded from society. It offers these people help with paying the rent and coping with utility bills. The charity event will be selling all types of goods, summer clothes, books etc.. There will even be several stalls where visitors can purchase food and drinks. The President of the Association, Joana Walker, said that “in Palma there are many people who need our help”. It is hoped that the event will raise more than 7'000 euros. THE residents in the block of flats on Avenida Juan Carlos I, as you enter Cala Rajada, have had enough of the “incompetence” of the Capdepera town council. Residents moved into this new block of flats more than a year ago and have still not received the appropriate and corresponding habitation contract. Furthermore all the building works have still not been completely finished. “We moved into the building last September and we are still waiting for the town council to finish the building works. If we don't have a habitation contract, it is as if the flat is not ours. Neither do we have the right to apply for a mortgage”, said the Vice President of the building, Joan Calafat. Municipal officials detected problems with the building works last October, said Calafat. However, “the construction company solved these deficiencies quickly”, but a municipal official has still not been back to check all works have been completed, as a result the residents are in limbo land. Days pass by and no town council official comes to the building, let alone solves the problems that these residents have. THE Botanical Gardens in Soller hosted the ninth year for the photography competition entitled “Fotobotanica 2005.” The Environmental Department in the Council of Majorca helped organise this event which was held yesterday at 7pm. The theme of the competition was Balearic flowers. Thanks to new technological advances, this year digital photographs were also accepted, which helped to increase competition entries by an astonishing 200 percent. All the awarded pieces will be exhibited in the Balearic museum for Natural Sciences until 29 May.


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