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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar shop re-opening after virus: We are pleased to announce that Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar is now re-opening our shop by appointment only on Tuesday and Friday, from 10am – 4pm.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 Web site: www.lux-mundi.org
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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Available again from 18th May for exterior work only. Many jobs were cancelled due to the pandemic and these customers need to contact me to reschedule when they feel comfortable having me on site. I am expecting to be extremely busy catching up over the next few months so new and existing customers should start booking now even if you dont want the work done for weeks or even months to avoid disappointment. I will be working on a first come first served basis.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to
nikash2 at hotmail dot com
or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.
Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://coastfmgold.com/
MS Bespoke Joinery: We’ve all had plenty of time to see which jobs need doing around the house. Now’s the time to think about getting them sorted!
With over 30 years experience in all aspects of Carpentry and Joinery in the UK and Spain, I am able to offer my services along the Costa del Sol, including inland.
Range of skills include:
1st and 2nd fix Carpentry
Wood flooring installation
Bespoke Joinery — doors, windows, etc.
Custom made furniture
Kitchen fitting and refurbishment
No job too small — furniture repair, flat-pack construction, shelving, etc.
Contact Mick at +34 696161 951 or +44 7575 597060
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Are you having soil erosion issues after all the recent rain?
Vetiver is the perfect solution with the 3 – 4 metre root system.
The plant is non invasive, grows rapidly and once established it needs very little water.
We are finally open again for business. We are still not permitted to have visitors at our nursery but we can ship plants via post or we can deliver locally.
Our first day of shipping was Monday and we shipped 2,000 plants to various locations in Spain, Portugal, and Hungary.
We have plenty of Vetiver in stock. Right now the soil is nice and damp and the weather is starting to heat up so it is the perfect time to plant.
We also have Lemon Grass, Moringa Seedlings and Organic Moringa Powder.
Moringa, also known as the “Miracle Tree”, has many nutritional and health benefits. If you have ever been to a Thai Restaurant you have probably had Lemon Grass.
Lemon Grass grows easily and quickly. Take a look at our website or go directly to the two links below. If you have any questions please contact us either by email or phone.
David or Anna
Cell: (34) 692 288 657
Vetiverspain Moringa page.
For Sale, 2 items:
-Spinder Condor towbar-mounted 2-bike carrier with 7-pin adaptor for rear lights, Dutch make, very strong. 50 euros
-Two single beds, little used, hence immaculate condition: 30 euros each/50 euros for both
Sandie: Whatsapp or call 625 778843; Canillas de Albaida
sandie dot hurford at gmail.com
For Sale, 3 items:
-Lumix Panasonic DMC-G2 Digital camera with 4 Prakticar DSLR lenses, complete Lumix digital camera & lenses with carrying cases 50€ (H-FS014042 / 045200) all in excellent condition
-Meike LED Macro flash ring FC100, new 20€ – Photo can be provided
-2x pine dining room units, top and bottom of which are detachable for transport – good condition 20€
Buyer must collect. Call Carol on 6261 25287 or
email: carolellul18 at gmail dot com (Nerja)
For Sale, now discounted: Slide projector with remote control, spare bulb, and many assorted slide trays and boxes. Price 25€. Lynn phone 646923700. Nerja área
For Sale: Two Ikea single beds. €50 for the pair or €30 each.
Contact Greg Starr on phone 676 536 604 or
Email: gregstarr4 at Hotmail dot com
For Sale: Unused/Full Cepsa Gas Bottle. €25.
Puente don Manuel area. Contact: Yvonne.
Email: walkerok @ hotmail dot co dot uk
2 Computers For Sale:
–Used DELL Tower Computer.
Dell Optiplex 755- Only 180 days on the clock.
Full sized tower, not the smaller desktop version.
-Intel Core Duo processor at 2.33GHz, 32 bit, with upgraded BIOS
-Upgraded cooling system
-Upgraded video card
-Upgraded to 3Gb high performance RAM
-Fresh Windows 10 v1909
-150Gb Hard drive
-Built-in wifi and DVD player
-8x USB 2.0, DVI & VGA video output (no HDMI, but DVI to HDMI converters are available for a few euros at large computer shops, or online)
Fully cleaned but there was no need to refurb this one. I just installed some high performance hardware upgrades I had in stock. Runs great.
Price €220 Buyer collects.
-Siemens laptop Refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6″ display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has a hard-to-find international North Europe/English keyboard perfect for bilingual English and Scandinavian speakers, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. Includes delux briefcase style carry bag. No HDMI. €200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)
Wanted: 2 drawer filing Cabinet.
Does anyone have a two drawer metal filing cabinet for sale please.
Please contact Sue: 677322169 Torrox.
maundfitch @ gmail.com (remove spaces)
Recommendations & Requests
Dog Found: The cutest little Chihuahua was found running along the road near Fogarate Canillas de Albania. Has a collar but is not chipped. Obviously lost. Does anyone know to whom this lovely little dog belongs? If so please contact Carol Starr mobile 676 536 604 Many thanks.
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.
Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
For the latest pandemic info visit:
Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
Spanish Cabinet approves decree for ‘new normality’ after coronavirus state of alarm ends: The new rules, which will be in place until the government considers that the crisis is over, include the obligatory use of face masks and prevention measures in the workplace. Full story:
EU finance ministers examine recovery plan amid deep divisions: European Union finance ministers reviewed the EU’s 750 billion euro plan for post-pandemic recovery on Tuesday ahead of what will be fractious negotiations over who should get the cash and even over the legality of borrowing to offer grants. This, according to Finland, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark and Sweden, could violate the principle that the EU cannot incur debt and that its EU budget cannot run a deficit. Some also argue that, since all countries can borrow cheaply on the market, there is no need for EU grants at all. Cheap loans would be enough, they say.
Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-economy-recovery-ministers/eu-finance-ministers-examine-recovery-plan-amid-deep-divisions-idUSKBN23G2KX?il=0
Ryanair Waives Flight Change Fee for Passengers Booking to fly in July and August in Bid to Ease Cancellation fears: The main aim is to encourage people to book summer holidays with “peace of mind” in case their travel plans change. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/09/ryanair-waives-flight-change-fee-for-passengers-booking-to-fly-in-july-and-august-in-bid-to-ease-cancellation-fears/
Summer Season in Spain is Back On as UK Government Replaces Quarantine with Air Bridges: The travel and hospitality industry have been privately assured by the government that ‘air bridges’ will be introduced for foreign summer holidays from June 29 to replace blanket quarantine. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/09/summer-season-in-spain-is-back-on-as-uk-government-replaces-quarantine-with-air-bridges/
Charging a COVID supplement to customers is illegal: FACUA-Consumer Association has announced this Tuesday the illegality of charging a COVID supplement for the expenses entailed by employers complying with the measures dictated by the Government, and has assured that informing the user of this does not make this surcharge legal.
In a statement, it has been reported that an increasing number of establishments in different sectors of activity, with the excuse that they have an increase in their expenses as a result of adopting the measures dictated by the Government, are applying what they call surcharge, rate or supplement. Source: https://spainsnews.com/facua-denounces-that-charging-a-covid-supplement-to-users-is-illegal/
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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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