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The Three Kings Parade- Malaga: Parade with ten floats accompanied by music bands and dancers in the historic centre of the city. The parade passes thru Paseo del Parque and Calle Larios until reaching Plaza de la Merced. There, the three Magi will commence their walk on foot towards the Cathedral, where they will offer their gifts to the Infant Jesus in the atrium. The procession will end with the angelical voices of the children in the Ad Libitum Choir. Join the magic at Malaga Town Hall on January 5 to see the parade begin at 6pm.
Legends Bar Torre del Mar:
-Sat Jan 4th, 2pm. Texas Ken
-Sat Jan 18th, 2pm. Laura Elen
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G, Torre Del Mar 29740
+34 952 54 00 80 FB Link
Air Flamenco: Playing live Monday Jan 6th 4:30pm at Rest. El Pampano, Av de Nerja, Competa FB Link
The Jersey Boys: At La Raqueta, Nerja. La Raqueta & The Axarquia Social Club welcome The Jersey Boys! The Costa del Sols #1 Franki Valli & Four Seasons Tribute. Saturday, January 25th from 7pm. Menu to be announced.
All tickets include a choice of main meal.
Tickets- Axarquia Social Club Members: 15€ Non-members: 20€
You can reserve your tickets by sending me a private message on FB, commenting on this post, ringing me or the bar or by popping into La Raqueta in Nerja.
Tickets are on sale now, don’t delay this will be a sell-out event!
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Contacts: PJ: +34 603 113 931
La Raqueta: +34 951 835 796
Rocky Horror Madrid Show- Malaga: La Cochera Cabaret, Avenida de los Guindos 19, 29004 Málaga. Two nights only. Thu Jan 23 2020 9pm and Fri Jan 24 2020 8pm. FB Link
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Based in Archez but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.
Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
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Art classes in La Herradura: Taking reservations for my January 2020 art class. Would you like to discover the artist in you or improve your painting skills? Then I invite you to join my 4-week painting class in La Herradura on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 13.00. The January class starts on Wednesday 8 Jan. Space is limited and only a few places still available.
If you would love to come to a painting class, but cannot make Wednesdays? Starting on the 6th of January, provided there is sufficient interest, I can offer a 4-week class on Monday mornings from 10.00 to 13.00. However, I would need a minimum of four participants.
You can also book a private class or a great morning or afternoon out with a group of friends. You are never too old to enjoy a painting class. More information via https://renatevannijen.com/art-classes/ You can contact me directly via email: email@example.com or via telephone 0034 655211276 (Also on Whatsap)
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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, it’s great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We now have Moringa trees available. See the photo below.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit the Blue buttons on our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
Check out a short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.”
For Sale: Beautiful Illustrated Bible. This is a large, heavy bible in very good condition. Never been properly opened. There are both outline illustrations and colour photos depicting various section of the testaments. It has the revised standard versions of both Old and New Testaments. It is approx 2″ (5cms) thick. Beautiful dark blue linen effect cover with gold lettering and stained glass window. Perfect gift which will last forever. Only 15 Euros ono. Torrox Pueblo area. Easy to find and park. Janet 630568164
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Business News: PSOE-Podemos governing plan will see hikes on taxes and the minimum wage.
EL PAÍS has had access to details of the policies the parties will implement should their planned coalition government become a reality next week. Here are some details.
-Income tax for those earning more than €130,000 a year will rise by two percentage points, and by four percentage points for those who earn more than €300,000. Capital gains tax will also rise by four percentage points above €140,000, to 27% compared to the current 23%. Corporate tax will have a new minimum rate of 15%, while banks and energy firms will have to pay 18%.
-Ditch a law that allows for companies to fire workers who take official sick leave, as well as introducing measures to combat precarious and temporary jobs.
-Minimum wage could rise by as much as 60%, meaning the monthly sum paid to workers on this rate could reach as much as €1,200.
-Regarding pensions, plans to eliminate the formula that links pensions to life expectancy, as well as getting rid of the revaluation index, which sees pension rises subject to the performance of the Spanish economy. Full details:
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