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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving UK 26th May Arrive Torrox 28th May.
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain 8th June Arrive UK 10th June.
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled and dedicated trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at Scheduled approximately the same time every month.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Full insurance with British Insurance Company.Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and South Wales in UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email ; email@example.com or email ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548
Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425
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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: Food Delivery in Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox area. Menu changes Thursdays. Click here to visit our FB page with updated menus, FB link
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
Phone Number Updated- Potters Bar & Terrace, Nerja: Home delivery.
Due to popular demand we have increased our deliveries to 4 days per week. Available to take orders throughout the week, by contacting 685435767
Cooltec Services: Open to work on unoccupied buildings only. We have been on the Costa for 13 years, installing air conditioning to cool and heat your home. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
City and Guilds trained with over 35 years experience.
Our range of services include-
Installations of air conditioning, breakdowns and servicing.
Solar hot water
Swimming pool heat pumps
Heat pump boilers
Visit our Facebook page to read our reviews https://www.facebook.com/cooltecairconditioning/
Call us on 663728798
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Wanted: Plywood. Does anyone know if it’s possible to buy plywood while in lockdown ?
Thanks, Tom (Rincon de la Victoria), 687213521
Recommendations & Requests
LOYMAR Recommendation: We had our delivery today from “LOYPAR” recommended on digame. We are pleased to say that they delivered prompty and everything was delivered as ordered.
We are situated at Torrox area, and I believe that for this area the minimum order was 50 euros with free delivery. We have a friend who is situated in Algarrobo and I believe in her area the minimum order was 30 euros with free delivery.
Kathleen, Torrox, km.hollington @ btopenworld . com
Social distancing: I was doing the “big shop “ in Eroski yesterday only the second time in the lockdown.
When you go in you must take the disposable gloves and use the liquid hand spray, there is a security guard checking and helping you.
Later I was surprised to say the least to see a young woman in the supermarket with a 5 ish year old boy in tow. Neither had any protection on, except that she had the obligatory disposable gloves, and were not trying to practice social distancing ….the boy stood next to me and said hola!
People were looking amazed at her, she appeared oblivious.
In these days I reflected on her inability to realise what she was doing to herself, her child and potentially to others in the supermarket.
She must have been allowed in by the security man .
I amazes me how some people just don’t get it ( in all countries) .
She obviously couldn’t even wait until the 27th of this month !
Sorry about the rant ….but most of us are trying to look after ourselves and others …..there are always the exceptions ?
To the rest of you ….be safe !
David, Canillas de Aceituno, david.grainger58 AT gmail DOT com
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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 24, 2020, 23:08 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 2,827,065 , up from 2,710,089
Total Deaths: 196,948 , up from 190,101
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 24, 2020, 23:09 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 219,764 , up from 213,024
Total Deaths: 22,524 , up from 22,157
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Friday 24-04-2020 at 16.47
There have been 12.495 positive tests in Andalucia, up 258 on day before. Within this number 959 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 11.536 confirmed cases. There have been 1.107 deaths, 28 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 5.675 (47% of all confirmed cases), 59 new admissions in the day. Confirmed cases that required hospital intensive care in Andalucia number 714 (6% of all confirmed cases), 12 new admissions in the day.
Andalucia is one of the better placed of the Spain’s 17 regions. In a metric; IA(14d) which is ‘cases in last 14 days per 100.000 population’ Andalucia with 24.08 (23-04-2020) is one of the least inflicted region in Spain. Within the 8 provinces of Andalucia, Malaga initially stood out as the worst of the 8 provinces by far, however since the popular airport was as good as closed the difference between Malaga and other cities such as Sevilla and Granada has narrowed.
Malaga province: Last Updated- 13.00, 24 April 2020
Total Cases: 2,839 , up from 2,741
Total Deaths: 241, up from 237
UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 24, 2020, 23:09 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 143,464 , up from 138,078
Total Deaths: 19,506 , up from 18,738
If you thought spraying disinfectant in the streets was a bad idea then just be glad you are not in Italy. Snow cannons have been repurposed to spray streets with disinfectant in some alpine villages in Italy.
How to safely take children outside under Spain’s relaxed confinement measures: In WhatsApp groups across Spain, families have been discussing a host of issues, from whether a child’s bicycle needs to be cleaned to whether it’s appropriate to eat during the walk. María Elsa Calle, a professor at Madrid’s Complutense University School of Medicine who is an expert in epidemiology and preventive medicine, shared her advice: Full article:
https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-04-24/how-to-safely-take-children-outside-under-spains-relaxed-confinement-measures.html Photo:“All leashed up” by j o s h is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Marbella beaches to open this weekend to allow walks with children: Marbella beaches will no longer be fenced from this Sunday, April 26. The town hall has decided to enable the entire coastal space so that residents can use it for walks, although bathing will continue to be prohibited. Local Police and Proteccion Civil will monitor compliance with restrictions and respect for safety distances. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/24/marbella-beaches-to-open-this-weekend-to-allow-walks-as-the-costa-del-sol-begins-to-enjoy-spains-relaxing-of-isolation-measures/
Pirate IPTV Supplier Raided By Spain’s National Police, Seven Arrested: Spain’s National Police say they have dismantled a criminal network involved in the supply of pirated audiovisual and television content across the country. Following six raids, seven individuals were arrested under suspicion of operating an unlicensed IPTV and card-sharing service.
Spain has carried out a number of enforcement actions over the past several years.
This investigation reportedly began in May 2019 following a criminal complaint filed by EGEDA, a non-profit association and collection society that manages the rights of audiovisual producers. The group sought police action against local supplier Comprarccam, a pirate IPTV supplier that also appears to have offered card-sharing subscriptions.
According to a police report, initial inquiries determined that the group, which advertised and sold its services via a website and social networks, serviced at least 15,000 customers in Spain.
At the time of the searches, police also disconnected a total of 5,673 users from the pirate service, closed down the group’s website, and froze online payment and related bank accounts.
Fakebook and Skype Both Roll Out ZOOM Alternatives: Facebook Inc. introduced a videoconferencing tool and expanded livestreaming features on Friday, capitalizing on a surge in demand for video chats during the coronavirus pandemic while taking its first steps toward a planned integration of messaging products across its apps.
The videoconferencing tool, Messenger Rooms, will enable as many as 50 people to participate in a call, the company said in a statement. It will display a tiled layout of participant videos – up to 16 on desktop and 8 on mobile – resembling the design offered by competitor Zoom.
Facebook users will be able to share links enabling non-users to join Rooms via a web browser on both desktop and mobile, eliminating requirements to download an app or create an account as on other services.
There will be no time limits on the calls.
With the launch, Facebook joins a crowded field of companies rushing to dominate the market for video meetings, as millions of people locked in their homes around the world are suddenly reliant on the tools for work, school and social life.
Microsoft Corp., Zoom Video Communications, Cisco Systems Inc. and Alphabet’s Google also have rolled out updates of their video meeting tools while reporting record growth since the lockdowns began.
On Tuesday, Microsoft (MSFT) introduced a new “Meet Now” for Skype that can accommodate video meetings of up to 50 people without downloading any apps. Google, whose Meet tool for businesses has been its fastest-growing service this year, said this month that it was working on enhancements for consumers too.
Full article: https://www.newsmax.com/finance/companies/facebook-videoconferencing-messenger-rooms/2020/04/24/id/964577/
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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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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/
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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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