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Celtic Night: At the Municipal Auditorium in Mijas Pueblo on Saturday August 8.
Entry is free but tickets have to be obtained from the Mijas Tourist Office and the evening will feature three groups, Amigos de Guinness, Xábega y Percutora and Finndogg Macrea as well as a collection of fifteen pipers as well as dancers, the Mamen Garro group.
Visitors to the Pueblo can also enjoy the Ruta de la Tapa where 11 local establishments are offering a drink and tapa for just € 2.50.
Dana & Gianni in concert: Saturday 1st august from 10pm at La Carpinteria in Competa “Hi friends! We wait for you at La Carpintería in Cómpeta to enjoy, as always, with the music and sympathy of all of you.”
booking: 635 46 77 88 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Find us on facebook: @danaegianni
STRAD- The Rebel Violinist and band: STRAD will appear at the Limited Edition Marenostrum Festival on Sunday August 2 in Castle Sohail Fuengirola with tickets costing €23 plus booking fee. Info & Tix: https://marenostrumfuengirola.com/concierto/strad/
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DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop will only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.
-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es
Greek House- Now Open: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Summer hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 19:00-23:00. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. For reservation call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/
Casa Magel is now fully open
All health & safety procedures are in place.
The Camino Del Rey is now open.
Our special mini breaks are back
2 days B&B with 1 night, 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine 125€
3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2, + tapas in local bar or in house., 175€
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
The weather is perfect for a break in the mountains. Our views are beautiful, the pool is cool and the gardens are relaxing, no fear of lack of social distancing.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night.
Our special offers are still available as stated above. You can add more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in. We have homemade meals to purchase from the freezer from 7€ per meal, or cook yourselves. Some bars & restaurants are open or just relax in our pretty gardens and splash in the pool, plenty of room for social distancing. Loads of board games, books, and darts
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small premises where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3 course home cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. They are now doing sunset tours with dinner.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales.
We get booked up pretty quickly, but still have few vacancies for August & September. Book with friends, party time. We provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends. We are a small venue with lots of room so social distancing is easy to obtain. Come & get spoilt. The food is good the hosts friendly with gorgeous views and peace & quiet. Just chill out by the pool and eat some great food, drink some good wine without having to worry about drink & driving or too many people in one place. Great for friends get together.
Contact +34 722879503 e-mail email@example.com Or visit our website, www.casamagel.com
DoctorLaptop’s famous Annual Clean & TuneUp Service €60: For Windows & Mac. New “fileless” malware formats evade standard anti-virus programs, making it difficult for typical users to “dis-infect” computers themselves with free, consumer level tools. If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance an annual professional servicing with advanced professional grade tools is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? If you did, the engine replacement will cost far more than if you had properly maintained it with an oil change once or twice a year. It’s the same with computers, you should do a quick cleanup yourself once a month, and get an annual professional service. I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files and permissions, replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use a 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, clean out junk files/logs/history/etc., update Windows/Mac+all drivers+programs and finally optimize your settings and registry for fastest overall performance. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete.
ALSO: Computer repairs, websites/blogs/forums/SEO, business computer maintenance & security service. Free shopping service, send me your requirements, I’ll find you the best deals!
Windows, Apple/Mac, Linux and Android all serviced.
Contact: doctorlaptop AT protonmail DOT com or call 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap). Please do not use the DigameXtra email for DoctorLaptop business. Always include the make, model, and version of Windows/Mac installed when emailing for support.
Services available – Mobile Hairdresser: Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 12 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Appointments being taken from 5th August for Torrox and surrounding areas. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like.
Tel or WhatsApp 622 690 133
Email jmainwood01 @ gmail dot com (no spaces)
or go to my Facebook page- Hair by Jenny
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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For Sale: Land Rover Defender 200 TDi RHD. LWB (110)
Full length roof rack, tow bar, dog guard
Fully Spanish compliant
Current ITV, road tax 2020 paid
123,000 miles. (198,000 kilometres)
1 owner last 25 years
First registered U.K. 1991
Reason for sale – downsized from campo to pueblo
Price: 5,750 euros
Derek, Caleta de Velez. Phone/WhatsApp. (+34) 655 62 98 21)
For Sale, 2 items:
-Chair. Height: 87 cm, Max widh: 57 cm, 70€.
-Sofa and armchair. As new condition. Both extend to recline. 150€.
Patricia, Nerja. Delivery available separately. 607.33.11.75
FREE: I have between 300-500 used old Arabian style clay roof tiles for disposal. Any interest out there?
These are located in Almayate village, Velez Malaga near Torre del Mar. Please contact by phone or use WhatsApp with Spanish number 666819623. To be collected. Thank you. Juana/ Almayate
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CAS Quiz: A big thank you to all who attended this weeks Quiz on the 60 `s & 70`s, in Nerja. A great attendance ensured 600 euros raised for the animals in the area, a much needed boost to help those who help others. Thanks to all those who attended to make it a great evening.
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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.
UN and Malaga university sign agreement in bid protect local grape: Experts fear that climate change and a move towards growing subtropical fruit is endangering the future of the Axarquía grape which is traditionally dried to become muscatel raisins and used to produce local wine. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/24/malaga-university-sign-agreement-20200724120328-v.html
Spanish employers must carry out salary audits to avoid the gender gap: All companies, regardless of the size of their workforces, must have salary records by category and sex that include salaries and supplements, but also any extra-salary perception. If in any case the difference between one sex and another is 25% or more, companies must justify in writing why the gap is due. In any case, a minor difference does not mean that there is no discrimination, it only avoids the obligation of a formal justification.
The workers’ representatives must have access to all the information, which must include salary averages but also medians. The medians measure the differences more effectively when they are more bulky and, therefore, become more complete references in the event that there is a gap. In the event that there is no union representation in that company, any person may have access to the information, although in a more basic way: they will not be able to consult all the salary values, but the employer must provide the difference percentages.
Companies with more than 50 workers will be required, in addition to registration, to do a salary audit that evaluates and values each job. The regulation specifies the criteria that these audits must meet, which must also include action plans to combat differences.
Spanish original source: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/empresas-50-trabajadores-deberan-auditorias-salariales-evitar-brecha-genero_1_6136850.html
English summary: https://spainsnews.com/companies-with-more-than-50-workers-must-carry-out-salary-audits-to-avoid-the-gender-gap/
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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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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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