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BREAKING NEWS- MALAGA DENIED MOVE TO PHASE 1! : The Spanish government on Friday announced the areas of Spain that will move to the next phase of the government’s deescalation plan on Monday.
In Andalusia, the provinces of Almería, Jaén, Córdoba, Seville, Cádiz and Huelva will be moving to Phase 1. Málaga and Granada will stay in Phase 0. Read more at: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-05-08/spanish-government-announces-areas-that-will-move-to-the-next-phase-of-coronavirus-deescalation-plan-on-monday.html
Costa del Sol’s tourism authorities in Spain’s Malaga express HUGE disappointment for being denied access to Phase 1 of deescalation on May 11: “We can’t hide our disappointment at today’s news,” stated Francisco Salado, President of Costa del Sol’s Tourism and Planning and President of Diputación of Malaga. Salado, who is also Mayor of Malaga’s Rincón de la Victoria, said he “could not understand why the Ministry of Health denied Andalucia’s proposals to allow deescalation according to health districts, when it has allowed other regions to do that”.
“If that was the case, some municipalities of Malaga would have been allowed to move to Phase 1, with restrictions placed on Rincón de la Victoria and the city of Malaga, along with smaller municipalities that didn’t meet the Ministry of Health’s criteria,” he noted. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/09/costa-del-sols-tourism-authorities-in-spains-malaga-express-huge-disappointment-for-being-denied-access-to-phase-1-of-deescalation-on-may-11/
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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates: Due to Cancelation of Ferries.
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 2nd June Arrive Torrox 4th June.
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain 8th June Arrive UK 10th June.
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month. Also unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 3 tonne.
Full £25,000.00 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 in South Wales 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 ; firstname.lastname@example.org or email ; email@example.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
Care at home.
– Nurse Supported –
– A realistic option to Residential Care –
Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548
Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425
Prayer Requests: Due to the current situation, none of us can get to a church, so we have created a dedicated prayer team who are happy to give their time to pray for you and your friends or family, whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation.
Your request is a sacred trust and is kept confidential.
Prayer changes everything, take a step today and ask God to step in.
Submit a prayer request today and a team of people will commit to pray with you.
Prayer Request: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
TK’s in Torrox Costa: Located in Laguna Beach by the carpark. Now open for take-away daily, 12-2 and 6-8. Starting next Monday, if all goes as scheduled, we will be open and serving meals in-house 7 days a week.
WhatsApp Thomas on 642 598 217 for a menu or for orders.
(Thanks to JD/Torrox for this info. -Ed.)
Restaurante Asiatico Shanghai- Delivery:
Home delivery service available
Torre del Mar, Vélez-Málaga, Caleta, Almayate
7 days a week order before 2pm, we will deliver between 5pm and 8pm. Payments in cash only.
Contact Jin at 952965109 or 625908186 (WhatsApp)
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
Click on pics to enlarge
Country House for Long term Rent–Los Romanes area- Near Lake Vinuela:
No need to Isolate here, the nearest Neighbours are 200 metres away and the House is also at the end of a track, so no passing traffic.
The House is only 10 minutes from the village of Los Romanes.
Just redecorated, there are 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles in the main House and one on the lower terrace.
Seperate bathroom with bath, shower, washand basin, electric water heater and plumbing for a washing machine, small viewing terrace above,
Large kitchen diner, inbuilt cuboards, fridge freezer–35 square metres.
Large Lounge on 2 levels–35 square metres.
2 double bedrooms, one off the Lounge, and one off the kitchen.
Large front terrace-as seen in the Photos, leading down steps to the second terrace, with 3rd bedroom and workshop/log store, garden in front.
A rare chance to live in total peace and quiet but close enough to the village to not feel alone.
500 euros per month, 1 month deposit and 1 month in advance.
Email chicken.paul@hotmail–Tel 636857697
Because of the situation, contact us first, we will send more photos, should you wish to view this can be arranged through the proper channels and paperwork.–we will be needing some of your personal details to secure this. Paul / Los Romanes
For Sale: Large backdrop Old Trafford photo. Ideal for sports bar or Manchester United fan. 10 metres by 3 metres. Lightweight washable vinyl. Photos don’t do it justice- €100
Contact Gerry / El Morche
Email: gerrybyrne63 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.
For the latest pandemic info visit:
World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 08, 2020, 01:52 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 3,916,257 , up from 3,818,791
Total Deaths: 270,709 , up from 264,811
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 08, 2020, 01:55 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 256,855 , up from 253,682
Total Deaths: 26,070 , up from 25,857
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Thursday 06-05-2020 at 13.31
Costa del Sol Coronavirus: evening of 06-05-2020
The Costa del Sol (health district) had recorded 731 confirmed cases (54 Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 on Monday, 5 Sunday, none Saturday, 24 Friday, 39 Thursday), 40 deaths ( 1 Wednesday, none Tuesday, Monday, Sunday, Saturday Friday, 1 Thursday 30th, none 29th to 24th).
Malaga Province Coronavirus: Last Updated- 13.00, 7 May 2020
Total Cases: 3,638 , up from 3,565
Total Deaths: 264 , up from 263
UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- May 08, 2020, 01:55 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 206,715 , up from 201,101
Total Deaths: 30,615 , up from 30,076
Sharing Roadblock Locations Could Get You into Serious Trouble with Spain’s Police As 18 People Have Already Been Sanctioned: According to the Armed Institute, the Guardia Civil has been investigating the creation of WhatsApp groups which warn citizens about police controls and check points which have been put into place to verify that individuals are not moving around without a justifiable cause during the quarantine set out as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/08/sharing-this-information-could-get-you-into-serious-trouble-with-spains-police-as-18-people-have-already-been-sanctioned/
Cat Infections of COVID-19, Conflicting Reports:
-Spain has confirmed its first case of a cat contracting Covid-19 in news that will spark alarm among cat owners everywhere: Post-mortem testing revealed that the feline was a victim of the coronavirus. La Vanguardia newspaper reported that the owner of the cat had died from the virus and that several other people in the household had also been taken ill. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200508/spain-records-first-case-of-cat-contracting-coronavirus
-This is the sixth cat in the world to have been detected with the coronavirus. Only a handful of animals have contracted the disease, among them two dogs, a tigress at a New York zoo and five other cats – two in Hong Kong, one in Belgium, one in New York and one found on Monday in France. Valentina Aybar, the president of the feline specialists group of the Veterinary Association of Small Animal Specialists, agrees. “We have to send a message of calm to everyone with cats. These are incidental findings and there is no evidence that cats can get sick or die from coronavirus.” Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-05-08/spain-records-its-first-case-of-a-cat-with-coronavirus.html
How a Facebook Bug Took Down Your Favorite iOS Apps:
Thank a tiny software change for widespread crashes Wednesday and Thursday, including Pinterest, Spotify, Venmo and TikTok apps. Full story: https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-sdk-ios-apps-spotify-tiktok-crash/
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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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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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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