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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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SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
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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
Haveli – Changes in Home Delivery hours
With rising demands for Haveli dinner and late evening delivery, our new hours are 18.30 to 21.30.
If you want an afternoon delivery, please order the previous day.
The good news is, you can also do a take away now.
Take away appointments will have to comply with the current Lockdown regulations, to ensure safety.
Call 605110307 anytime after 4 pm and 952524297 after 6 pm.
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
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)
Property checks during state of alarm: Do you own a property which is currently unoccupied?
During the state of alarm we can carry out security checks on your behalf.
We are fully registered in Spain, honest reliable and can provide references if necessary.
We can check on properties in the following areas:
-Malaga Province, Axarquía region, La Cala de Moral, Rincon de la Victoria, Chilches,
Benajarafe, Alymayate, Torre del Mar, Caleta de Velez, Torrox, Nerja
Inland from Torre del Mar
-Granada Province, Castell de Ferro, Gualchos, Calahonda, Salobreña, Motril, La Marmol,
Castillo de Baños
If you are unsure of the area we cover please contact Michelle
Michelle @ blucee.com ; www.blucee.com ; info @ blucee.com
whatsapp 0034 610447527
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Thanks for all your hard work disseminating accurate information amongst all the the misinformation and hearsay. What would we have done without you? -Colin & Carol, Torre del Mar, colespania aT gmail dOt com
Queries: Hi Naythan and Digamites. Can anyone throw some light on the following please?
Firstly, we all normally receive the car tax forms for the current year payable by the 13th May, which none of us have received and which normally carry an additional late payment of 20% after the 20th May so what do we do?
Secondly, the ITV on my car ran out at the end of April and was assured I could drive it without problems from the police as all ITV stations are closed during the lockdown. Is this true please?
Thirdly, heard that Torre del Mar beach was very well attended by the public on Sunday of May day fiesta, so can I assume I can now walk my dogs on the dog beach in Torre del Mar? As I live quite a distance away from their beach would prefer to know beforehand.
Sandra, Velez Malaga area.
firstname.lastname@example.org (See article from Citizens Advice Bureau in News section regarding ITV. If readers have any current info on these questions you can forward it to DigameXtra, but please include a link to the source or I can’t use it. -Ed.)
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 12, 2020, 00:57 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 4,253,802 , up from 4,170,890
Total Deaths: 287,250 , up from 283,362
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 12, 2020, 00:57 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 268,143 , up from 264,663
Total Deaths: 26,744 , up from 26,621
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 11/05 (11.15 h.)
Total Coronavirus Cases: 15,478 , up from 14,870 (Fri)
Total Deaths: 1,322 , up from 1,294 (Fri)
Costa del Sol Coronavirus: No update
This website was down at time of writing.
Malaga Province Coronavirus: Last Updated- 13.00, 11 May 2020
Total Coronavirus Cases: 3,779 , up from 3,638 (Saturday)
Total Deaths: 271, up from 264 (Saturday)
UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- May 12, 2020, 01:02 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 223,060 , up from 219,183
Total Deaths: 32,065 , up from 31,855
ITV Stations Open Monday 11 Including Andalucia With the Exception of Granada & Malaga: The ITV stations including those in Andalusia, except for those in Granada and Malaga, will open on Monday May 11. Tests were suspended from the date that the decree of the state of alarm for the management of the Covid-19 health crisis was published.
In terms of prevention, protective screens have been installed in all customer service posts to prevent possible contagion. Masks have been distributed among all workers. It will also be mandatory for customers to use a mask without a valve.
Clients will only attended with prior appointment. The number of clients in the offices will be limited.
VEIASA will send email or SMS notification to all those with expired ITV, including all users whose ITV expired during the state of alert will be notified to inform them of the new expiration. Will include those tests that expire after the 11th.
To carry out these notifications, it is necessary that customers have or do provide their contact information in advance. All those who have not yet registered their email or phone number are reminded that they can do so through the notification service: https://notificaciones.veiasa.es/#/
Full details at: https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/faq/itv-stations-open-monday-11-including-andalucia-with-the-exception-of-granada-malaga/
Citizens Advice Bureau Posts- Travel In Vehicles As Of 11.5.2020:
Andalusian government’s beaches plan would cut numbers of users by half in some areas: The proposal involves reducing the normal number of people on beaches to between 40% and 50%, ensuring a distance of two and a half metres between sunbathers. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/11/andalusian-government-beaches-plan-20200511114707.html
Portugal, Spain and Italy’s government ministers call for common EU minimum income to tackle the fallout from the Coronavirus crisis: The three signatories to the agreement said that the EU needs a common minimum income framework, which is not limited to survival levels or to the poverty ratio calculated on the basis of the average European income…adapted to each country’s standard of living and way of life. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/11/portugals-spains-and-italys-government-ministers-call-for-common-eu-minimum-income-to-tackle-the-fallout-from-the-coronavirus-crisis/
Confused in Confinement- Why Can’t Costa del Sol Pass to Phase 1 But Costa Blanca Can: Despite Spain’s slow but steady progress in de-escalating out of the coronavirus health crisis, there is still a lot of confusion felt by residents in confinement about what rules apply, where they apply, to whom they apply and why do some areas of a region get different rules than others? Full EWN opinion piece: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/11/confused-in-confinement-why-cant-costa-del-sol-pass-to-phase-1-but-costa-blanca-can/
Shops Opening Despite Malaga Being Stuck in Phase 0: Phase 0 does allow for small businesses to reopen, but their reopening must only be allowed under strict conditions.
This includes an array of establishments including, hardware stores, bookstores, hairdressers, beauticians, florists, real estate agencies etc. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/11/expats-on-spains-costa-del-sol-bewildered-at-shops-opening-despite-malaga-being-stuck-in-phase-0-but-heres-why/
Nerja reports 8th confirmed Covid-19 case: Eight coronavirus cases are relatively encouraging for a town of 21,000, still, Nerja’s mayor Jose Alberto Armijo called on the local population to act responsibly. Speaking at the beginning of this week, Armijo announced that Rincon de la Victoria, Velez-Malaga, Algarrobo and Torrox registered 46 more cases over the previous fortnight, 12 of them in the last 24 hours. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/11/nerja-mayor-begs-local-population-to-be-sensible-and-comply-with-regulations-so-town-can-progress-to-phase-one/
Windows 10 News: The next major twice a year Windows Update, v2004, is due out this week, 2 weeks behind schedule. What should you do to prepare for every major update? Two things. I suggest you make a System Restore Point, and then defer Windows Updates by 3 weeks. Ask Google if you need instructions, these tasks just take a few clicks, and there are websites with well laid out, step by step instructions with pics of each step. See videos below. After 3 weeks you can turn on Windows Updates again, any bugs in the new update should be patched by then. -DoctorLaptop
Read more about Win 10 Update v2004: https://www.windowschimp.com/windows-10-2004-update-hdd-search-index/
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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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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