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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
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Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
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Restaurant & Market Deliveries and Open Services
If your business is allowed to operate during the lockdown, send in your details for inclusion to let Readers know. If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.
Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel:
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel
Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)
Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
952 532 029
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)
Home delivery by Haveli: Haveli Restaurant – Since 1987
Nerja & Eastern Costa del Sol’s Premier Indian Restaurant
Cristo 44 (Post Office Street), Nerja
Make your day with some great food!
Choice of Indian and International dishes
Call 605110307 or 952524297
Free home delivery
You may also order a combo from our Indian Menu
Deliveries 7 days a week – 1 pm to 7 pm
We request payments in cash only. Click menu below to view full size.
Restaurant Meson Mudejar Food Delivery: We cover the areas of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Corumbela, Sayalonga, Salares and Sedella.
DELIVERY ONLY ( delivery is free ).
682 489 949 please call or contact us on Whatsapp.
Deliveries 7 days a week. Please contact us one day before and we deliver the next day.
Our menu can be found on our website:
Payments in cash only.
Thank you and stay safe.
Granada: Voldistribución, the company that distributes Mahou & San Miguel beers, has launched the initiative “Stay at home. Voldis brings the bar to your house in Granada!”
Deliveries within 48 hours from the order and the shipments will have no cost beyond that of the products ordered. In addition to beer, customers may include wine, water, juices or preserves, among others.
Mobile & WhatsApp: 660 746 355
Landline: 958 491 280
Restaurante La Joya: Updated Monday 20/4/20- Food Delivery in Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox area.
Enchiladas with beef (or vegetarian), served with spicy wedges and guacamole (9.90€)! Also on the menu this week: Pork Ribs with BBQ sauce served with mashed potatoes and coleslaw (11.90€), Beef Goulash with mash (9.90€), Veggie Moussaka served with salad (9.90€), Beef Moussaka served with new potatoes (9.90€). Moroccan Vegetarian Dish with chickpeas in tomatoes, ginger and coriander served with grilled sliced aubergine, Greek yoghurt with walnuts and garlic and a salad (9.90€), Aromatic Chicken Tagine with couscous (9.90€), BAKED CARAMEL CHEESE (4.50€). Pre-order with Natalia on 675861719 via WhatsApp or by calling
Los Huertos 54, 29780 Nerja
Dentadanes open for emergencies: Dear patients,
We hope you are well and staying safe. We are!
We are open Monday to Friday 10-12 to help with emergencies. Please call in advance for us to send you a travel permit.
Please note we are closed Thursday 9/4-12/4 for Easter holidays.
For more information visit our web page (dentadanes.com) or contact us
on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/dentadanes/
Tlf: 952 529 666
Nete Larsen, Colegio de dentistas de Málaga No. 29002158
Delivery Service Website- With 200 Listings of Businesses Serving Benajarafe to Marbella: The site is a combination of English and Spanish, very easy to use. Includes a map, and a search function to locate the nearest biz offering a specified service.
Mandy’s Paintbox: I am a painter and decorator inside and outside i paint and spray furniture , doors and kitchen units also i am Legal and papered with permission to return to work. I cover most area from la herradura to velez malaga. I live in frigiliana. Mandy.
my email email@example.com
telephone 680739577 whatsapp the same number
LOYPAR is now providing home deliveries:
Thanks to Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga for this info!
Wholesaler LOYPAR is located in the Velez Malaga “Poligonos Industriales.”
They carry everything including liquor. LOYPAR is now providing home deliveries.
You can find their website at www.Loypar.com. They have a great website and they are adding more products every day including fresh produce.
Antonio Lopez can be contacted at pedidos AT lopezpardo DOT com or WhatsApp at 34 697 210 813. He speaks perfect English. He is very responsive and helpful.
Tell him David and Anna from Vetiver Spain referred you.
David y Anna ; Info at vetiverspain dot com
www.vetiverspain.com ; (34) 692 288 657
Bakers Bar Home Deliveries: Running from Thursday to Sunday from 530PM until 10PM. Playa Burriana, Nerja
952526880 OR Whatsapp 626268958
Potters Bar & Terrace, Nerja: Home delivery.
Orders taken all week for delivery Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.
Advanced orders required. Tel 685435767
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Recommendations & Requests
Used Spectacles & Stamps: Sadly my husband died in February this year, and altogether left nine pairs of spectacles ( some tinted). I am at a loss to know what to do with these although I have read somewhere that they can be recycled for some people who need them. Unfortunately I cannot travel so would need some kind person to collect them from me.
I also have a quantity of used postage stamps which I believe some charities accept. Any help on either of the above will be gratefully appreciated please. Norma. Competa.
Paint Delivery?: Can anyone please let me know if there is any shop / business that is able to deliver paint ect during the lockdown. I would be pleased to get on with some jobs to fill my time! I live just outside Torrox Pueblo. Please any information to Bob on the following e.mail. Email: Darcymay1@icloud.com. Thanks
Thanks: Hi. Thank you so much for the information. Greatly appreciated as my Spanish licence expires on 7th May. We would be lost without Digamextra and you at the helm.
Dorothy / Archez ; dotbarrett 25 @ gmail . com
News & Articles
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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.
The Spanish government now recommends the wearing of face mask by all those outside their homes: From https://www.andalucia.com/health/coronavirus
For the latest pandemic info visit:
World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 20, 2020, 21:18 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases:2,473,536 , up from 2,396,356
Total Deaths: 170,151 , up from 164,707
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 20, 2020, 21:18 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 200,210 , up from 196,664
Total Deaths: 20,852 , up from 20,595
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Monday 20-04-2020 at 16.40
There have been 11.555 positive tests in Andalucia, up 130 on day before. Within this number 232 persons that tested positive to Coronavirus antibodies but did not have any symptoms at the time of the test, hence Ministry of Salud prefers to say there were 11.323 confirmed cases. There have been 1.013 deaths, 20 more than the day before. We have stopped reporting cured cases as it turns out ‘curados’ meant ‘discharged from hospital’ in both Ministerio de Salud amd Junta de Andalucia statistics. Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Andalucia are 5.473 (48% of all confirmed cases), 49 new admissions in the day. Confirmed cases that required hospital intensive care in Andalucia number 690 (6% of all confirmed cases), 3 new admissions in the day.
Malaga province: Last Updated- 19/04/2020 17:47h
Total Cases: 2,546 up from 2,531
Total Deaths: 223, no new deaths reported yesterday
See Provinces of Andalucia compared in graphic.
UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 20, 2020, 21:40 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 124,743 , up from 120,067
Total Deaths: 16,509 , up from 16,060
Dubious coronavirus death counts prompt anger, confusion & mistrust in Spain: (Reuters) Spain already has one of the world’s highest death tolls from the coronavirus pandemic. But data indicating the true number of fatalities could be much higher is fueling public anger and could cause problems for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s fragile government.
Spain’s total deaths rose to 20,852 on Monday. But the figure fails to account for those who were more than likely killed by the virus but never tested. And sometimes families burying their dead are not even certain what their loved ones died of. In a nursing home near Barcelona, an 85-year-old woman died on April 8 of “possible” COVID-19, said her daughter Amparo, citing a doctor’s death certificate.
Fernando Simon, the national coronavirus emergency response chief, has acknowledged that the “real number of deaths is hard to know”. Full article: https://news.trust.org/item/20200420153239-vkzqv
Man reported after taking sheep on a walk in Marbella: The Guardia Civil have reported a man to the Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries department of the Junta de Andalucía after he was spotted walking a sheep through the streets of a development in Marbella in breach of the state of alarm last week. Source and photo credit: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202004/20/reported-taking-sheep-walk-20200420181809.html
Oil plunges 321% into negative territory for the first time ever as demand evaporates: Oil plunged into negative territory for the first time on record. The commodity’s latest round of sharp selling comes as uncertainty mounts around storage for excess oil. Demand for crude has plummeted since the coronavirus outbreak has frozen activity worldwide. Full story:
Canada’s worst mass shooting leaves at least 18 dead: Canadians on Monday mourned the shocking rampage that left at least 18 dead in rural communities across Nova Scotia, after a gunman disguised as a police officer opened fire on people hunkered down in their homes, setting houses ablaze in the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. Full Story:
Denmark and Norway lift pandemic restrictions on small businesses: Denmark and Norway lifted restrictions by allowing some small businesses to open on Monday as activity slowly returns to normal. Denmark was the first country in the European Union to reopen nurseries and schools on 15 April and Norway, which is not in the bloc, followed suit on Monday by opening nurseries and within a week is expected to open schools for children up until the fourth grade. In both countries dentists, psychologists, physical therapists, opticians and podiatrists, among others, can resume work. Hairdressers, masseurs and tattoo artists will reopen in Denmark on Monday but they will have to wait another week to do so in Norway.
Gibraltar plans to ease lockdown restrictions in May for both businesses & locals: Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and opposition leader Keith Azopardi have today announced that they plan to ease lockdown restrictions next month. Picardo hinted that some businesses may be allowed to open in May, and that people over 70 may also finally be able to enjoy some outside exercise. In addition, some businesses will be allowed to re-open from 1st May. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/20/spains-gibraltar-plans-to-ease-lockdown-restrictions-in-may-for-both-businesses-locals/
– Fake Mercadona Voucher. National Police are warning shoppers in the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca to IGNORE a supermarket scam offering €500, via WhatsApp and social media, to spend in Mercadona – claiming it’s a lie. Mercadona has denied any knowledge of the so-called voucher.
-Netflix is another of the major companies fraudsters are latching onto to try to get hold of people’s details, promising three months free viewing. This particular message reads: “Hello, due to the current Covid-19 crisis, Netflix and WhatsApp (by Facebook) have decided to help users around the world get over the boredom of not going out and enjoying life to the fullest.”
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GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)
The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline
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Useful Links, Info & Numbers
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231
Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238
Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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