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Bar Atila: Saturday 11th July starting at 9.00pm
Summer Vibes playing Jazz, Bossa, Swing and Soul, great music to chill out to or get up and dance to. Puente don Manuel
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
email@example.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Dana & Gianni: Dana & Gianni in concert. On Friday, July 10 at 9:00 p.m. we wait for you at Mis Tapitas Billy’s Puente Don Manuel, to celebrate life, music, love, summer, friendship and all the good things there are! Do not miss it …and with the special participation of guest musicians We wait for you.
Book your table: Mis Tapitas 675 660 022
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Rincón de la Victoria Drive-In: Will hold its first drive-in cinema event on Friday, July 10 at 10 pm in Parque Victoria, with a maximum capacity of 100 vehicles.
The film being shown is “Fantastic Beasts. The Crimes of Grindelwald”, and anyone who wants to attend the drive-in session can pre-book a ticket by emailing the Department of Culture – email@example.com or phoning them on 951501092 and stating the vehicle model and registration number. There will be space for 100 vehicles, 80 cars, and 20 spaces for motorcycles. Film lovers can also grab a bite to eat from a food truck serving Mexican food.
Mijas Noche De Blues: Hosted by Richard Ray Farrell. Saturday July 11 9pm. Other acts- Lito Blues Band and The All Woman Bluesers
Auditorio Municipal *Miguel Gonzalez Berral* Mijas Pueblo.
Entrance is Free. Only 400 Tickets Available.
For tickets: mijas.es, or call 952-485-900 or visit Office of Turismo in Mijas Pueblo or at the door.
Legends Bar Torre del Mar:
-Friday the 10 July, 6-9pm, we have the amazing Johny Peru. Come and enjoy the good music, both Spanish and English covers with Elvis, The Beatles, Joaquin Sabina, Antonio Vega, Pink Floyd, Julio I and much more.
-Saturday 11 July. Quizz Night. 8pm. Call to reserve your places.
-Sunday Roast Dinner. Still on time to make your reservation for our Sunday Roast Dinner. tfn: 952540080
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G, Torre Del Mar 29740
Tel. 952 54 00 80
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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
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 DigameXtra 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.
Malagalingo: Malagalingo is now on the radio to help you with your Spanish
Tune into Conversational Spanish every Tuesday at 5.10pm brought to you by Malagalingo
Select frequency 105.5 on your FM radio for Axarquia area
You can also listen to our podcast whenever you want on our YouTube channel: malagalingo
Learn Spanish whilst having fun with us!
And don’t forget: in Malagalingo your first relaxed, fun class is FREE (online or onsite)
Malagalingo Spanish Language School
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
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/
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Removal and Collection – Men With Vans: You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans. For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help.
House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call.
Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door.
Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or visit our Facebook page: FB link
Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.
Wanted: Surveillance camera. I am looking for a company to install an exterior surveillance camera on our home, close to Competa.
Please call Paul: 634351754
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: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Notebook
UK “slim” business model. Super fast!
Direct from the Lenovo factory + additional upgrades
Factory Reconditioned by Lenovo, spotless, everything has been replaced with new components, looks brand new!
Intel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz
Brand new 8GB RAM, Premium quality from Komputer Bay
Brand new 128GB SSD, High performance model
Brand new DVDRW 8X speed
Windows 10 Pro v1909 x64, Legal copy from factory with product key sticker
Brand new HD 15.6-inch display
Brand new 4 hr. battery
Brand new UK keyboard
Connections: (1) VGA, (1) HDMI, (2) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0, (1) RJ45,
(1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader, BT
Brand new Stereo speakers by Dolby
Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Dual Noise-Cancelling Microphones
Price: €400. 90 day hardware guaranty from Lenovo. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
Contact Naythan: email@example.com or 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
For Sale, 2 items: Wall baffles, used in a home recording studio.
-120 x 56 x 6 – 7 units
-56 x 56 x 6 – 7 units
Cost €400, will accept €200 or €20 each for the large ones and €10 each for the small ones. Canillas de Albaida campo.
Call Mitch on 616 891 473 (Whatsapp)
For Sale, 3 items:
-Heavyweight fly curtain 30€
-Desk fan, 3 speed 10€
-Shopping trolley 10€
Joy 610955826 Torrox
Long Term Winter Rental in Torrox Costa: 2 bedroom town house next to the Promenade in Torrox Costa available to rent from mid August to end of December this year. WiFi, TV, aircon, dishwasher, washing machine, fully furnished with patio overlooking the sea. Small front garden. Parking nearby. No pets. €700 per month plus electricity bills. Deposit and references required.
angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)
FREE: 2 types of tiles. Assorted tiles free if anyone wants them.
2 sq mt of floor tiles and assorted coloured wall tiles.
Canillas campo, buyer collect.
Call Mitch 616 891 473 (Whatsapp)
FREE: VHS Movies  – Free to Collect. Before I consign them to the recycle bin, does anyone want a bunch of VHS movies and TV series, left behind at my new residence? Carlito’s Way, America’s Sweethearts, Boys From The Blackstuff Pt. 1, Cliffhanger, Pretty Woman, Chicago, House of Cards [double], and seven others. Collect from Oasis de Capistrano, or Torrox Park, by arrangement.
Phone [or Whatsapp] – +44 7974 389 892. John, Laguna Beach – Torrox Costa
Recommendations & Requests
Help with Amazon fire stick: Can anyone help with the setting up of an Amazon fire stick? I’ve installed it but not get some channels. Just some telephone advice would be appreciated. Thanks Linda / Valez Malaga.
Email: l dot lindalondres at Gmail dot com
(L.LINDALONDRES all lower case)
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:
Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
Brussels forecasts a 10.9% contraction of Spanish economy in 2020:
This is more than the 9.4% decline predicted in the spring, and it creates a wider gap between Spain and the euro zone. Europe’s economic activity continues to sink to levels unseen since World War II. And Spain and Italy, the two European countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, will feel the pain more intensely than the rest.
Full story: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-07-07/brussels-forecasts-a-109-contraction-of-spanish-economy-in-2020.html
Fresh hope for Brexit deal as EU appears to compromise: Fisheries policy compromise is in the air as Michele Barnier has said that Brussels would be open to support a UK proposal which would divide fishing quotas that would reflect the number of fish in British waters. Scientific data would determine how long fish stay in British waters, using variables like, the temperature changing in the water, and from that and other scientific data there would be an agreement on where and when EU boats could fish in British waters. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/07/fresh-hope-for-brexit-deal-as-eu-appears-to-compromise/#.XwUXe-dS-00
Data On Spanish Care Home Deaths Is Unreliable: The Spanish Ministry of Health acknowledges that the poor quality of the data on care home deaths provided by the Autonomous Communities during the pandemic has made it difficult to interpret it, with one community failing to provide any data at all. The total figure of deaths in care homes ranges from 27,359 to 32,843. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/07/data-on-spanish-care-home-deaths-is-unreliable/#.XwUXr-dS-00
Estepona’s Orquidario Botanical Park in the centre of the town and has now reported that its Stanhopea trigrina orchid from Mexico has flowered: It’s main characteristic is the chocolate-like aroma. There are a number of other orchids ready to flower and a further 5,000 plants, bamboo forest and waterfall, so visitors are guaranteed an amazing outing. PHOTO:Estepona Council. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/07/wake-up-and-smell-the-chocolate-in-costa-del-sol-town/#.XwUX4udS-00
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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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