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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.
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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 or offering take-away, 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
Potters Bar & Terrace, Nerja: It’s good that we can all get out freely for a while! This being the case, if you would like to combine your walk with meal collection from Potter’s, just let us know and we will have It packed up and ready for you. Home delivery still continúes as normal. For orders please contact 685435767. Please follow us on Facebook for daily updates. https://m.facebook.com/pottersbarandterrace
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
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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.
For the latest pandemic info visit:
World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 05, 2020, 02:36 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 3,645,539 , up from 3,565,265
Total Deaths: 252,396 , up from 248,250
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 05, 2020, 02:36 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 248,301 , up from 247,122
Total Deaths: 25,428 , up from 25,264
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Monday 04-05-2020 at 14.47
There have been 14.349 positive tests in Andalucia, up 62 on day before. Within this number at least 2.155 people had tested positive to Coronavirus antibodies but did not have any symptoms at the time of the test. Ministry of Sanidad in Madrid only states there are 12.194 confirmed cases in Andalucia, and on 26-04-2020 stopped publishing the data to calculate the higher figure. However the Junta de Andalucia Salud still publishes its figure a few hours later
There have been 1.263 deaths in Andalucia, 7 more than the day before. We have stopped reporting cured cases as it turns out ‘curados’ meant ‘discharged from hospital’ in both Ministerio de Sanidad and Junta de Andalucia Salud statistics and not cured. Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Andalucia are 5.973, 12 new admissions in the day. Confirmed cases that required hospital intensive care in Andalucia number 738, 2 new admissions in the day.
Costa del Sol Coronavirus: Last Updated- evening of 03-05-2020
The Costa del Sol (health district) had recorded 724 confirmed cases (5 Sunday, none Saturday, 24 Friday, 39 Thursday, 54 Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 Monday, 2 Sunday, 3 Saturday), 39 deaths (none Sunday Saturday Friday, 1 Thursday 30th, none 29th to 24th, 1 on Thursday 23rd, none Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 19th, 2 on Saturday 18th).
Malaga Province Coronavirus: Last Updated- 13.00, May 3rd 2020
Total Cases: 3,452 up from 3,432
Total Deaths: 261, no new deaths
UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- May 05, 2020, 02:41 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 190,584 , up from 186,599
Total Deaths: 28,734 , up from 28,446
Shopping, driving, training: New deescalation measures go into effect in Spain on May 4. The government has published five ministerial orders outlining what activities are permitted as the country gradually deescalates its strict lockdown. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-05-04/shopping-driving-training-new-deescalation-measures-go-into-effect-in-spain-on-may-4.html
Daily coronavirus deaths in Spain remain under 200: For the first time since the state of alarm, three Spanish regions have recorded no Covid-19 fatalities. Meanwhile, small businesses have reopened as part of the growing relaxation of confinement measures. Official figures from the Health Ministry released on Monday showed that there were 164 coronavirus-related fatalities in the last 24 hours, the same number as were reported on Sunday, and in keeping with the falling trend of recent weeks.
The number should, however, be viewed with some caution given that since the crisis began there has been underreporting of the data on weekends and also when there are holidays. May 1 was a holiday in all of Spain, as was May 2 in the Madrid region. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-05-04/daily-coronavirus-deaths-in-spain-remain-under-200.html
Spain’s PM Pedro Sánchez struggles to get support to extend lockdown for fourth time on Wednesday: Many of the opposition parties and regional presidents, particularly the PP and far-right party Vox, have made it clear they don’t support it and are set to withhold their support for another lockdown extension. The opposition parties and regional presidents cite various reasons for withholding their support. This includes the government’s lack of communication, transparency and decision-making around de-escalation plans, as well as overall disagreement on the actual de-escalation process. Given the latest round of protests, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the Prime Minister will get the majority of votes he needs to extend the State of Alarm for a fourth time on Wednesday. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/04/spains-pm-pedro-sanchez-struggles-to-get-support-to-extend-lockdown-for-fourth-time-on-wednesday/
Spain’s Government plans to limit school class attendance and enforce social distancing: Spain’s Government is planning to limit class sizes to 15 students from the next academic year (2020/21), and is proposing a mixture of part online & part assisted classes until a Covid-19 vaccine is found. Given the limited resources available (both financial and otherwise) to extend space in schools to allow social distancing, the Government (both regional and central) is proposing smaller classes with timetables split in half, so students either come in just every morning or every afternoon, or on alternate days/weeks. “The detail has yet to be worked out with each region/centre,” said Education Minister Isabel Celaá. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/05/spains-government-plans-to-limit-school-classes-to-15-students-for-next-academic-year-proposes-mix-of-online-assisted-classes-until-covid-19-vaccine-is-found/
Stranglers keyboard player Dave Greenfield dies: The Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield has died at the age of 71 after testing positive for coronavirus. Greenfield, originally from Brighton, died on the evening of 3 May. He contracted the virus following a prolonged stay in hospital for heart problems.
A long-standing member of the influential punk band, Greenfield, who is survived by his wife, Pam, was known for his distinctive sound and playing style, using instruments such as the harpsichord and Hammond electric organ. Photograph: LJ Van Houten/Rex/Shutterstock
Nerja Town Hall confirms low Covid-19 incidence: The regional government’s Health and Family department has reported seven Covid-19 cases in Nerja. Official figures reveal the pandemic’s uneven impact on the province, as the large coastal towns account for two-thirds of infections and more than half of these are in Malaga City.
In the eastern Costa del Sol, cases are concentrated in the two largest towns, with 107 in Velez-Malaga and 113 in Rincon de la Victoria.
Meanwhile, Frigiliana has had four cases, Torrox five and Almuñecar 17. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/04/nerja-mayors-satisfaction-at-official-figures-showing-that-nerja-has-had-just-coronavirus-cases-since-the-epidemic-began/
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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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