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CANCELLED- All Salon Varietes Theater (Fuengirola) 2019/2020 season events have been cancelled: This includes the Prince Tribute and the EVITA shows. Visit their website for the official statement in English.
For more information, you can contact the Box Office on 952474542 Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:30 Spanish time or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open (almost) anytime by appointment!
Need to get out again- safely?
We are happy to remind you that the Sculpture Garden is open again for your enjoyment, however it is imperative that you contact us for an appointment and details, as this will govern our opening times.
This is to manage numbers and arrival times and ensure your safety but of course there is ample space to maintain as much distance as you need while enjoying the many facets and sculptures around the Garden. You’ll find plenty of shady areas if you need to avoid direct sun!
If we can accommodate you on a Sunday it’s still most likely that your visit will be accompanied by live Chamber Music!
We look forward to seeing you (again!).
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar. Directions at www.kittyharri.com
609 706 210/639 563 213
Nick at kittyharri dot com
Torrox Hiking School resumes its activity on September 13: The next routes planned will be the Cadiz Natural Parks of the Cliffs of Barbate, Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves or Garganta del Gollizno, in addition to the Gorge of the Gaitanes and Peñarrubia or the Sierra de Camarolos. Registrations will be €10 for non-members and €8 for all members of the Sports area. The price includes insurance and travel to the start of the route. Full details at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/26/hikers-run-for-the-hills/
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BluCee – Post full lockdown, we are now offering all previous services including property viewings and holiday rental services.
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income from in the next few months? If you do, we have professionals who are looking for longer term rentals. Especially on the coast from Rincon de la Victoria to Torre del Mar. We have the contacts, you have the property – list with us and we will work hard to make your property work for you!
Our offer is comprehensive, including all aspects of property management, one off or regular cleans, holiday changeovers and key holding.
Not only this but we can also fully manage your property, securing bookings, liaising with clients, arranging meet and greets, cleaning and laundry services.
In fact, we commit to do everything necessary to get your property rental-ready – guaranteed!
Thinking of selling your home? Lockdown has created some positives, one being lots of people have been stuck at home dreaming of their perfect place in the sun. We have a long list of clients looking to buy – list with us and we will work hard to sell your home!
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
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Hotel Rural Cortijo Amaya in Torrox Costa still open:
End of summer holidays in Spain but our summer continues!
We stay open so if you feel like taking a break for some days, you are very welcome!
For more information or to make a reservation: Saskia & Vince, tlf 627684256 cortijoamayatorrox @ gmail . com
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful Castillan sideboard natural top with mauve & grey chalk paint Measurements Width 150cms Depth 37cms Height 77cms Price 130€
-Sideboard natural wood clear wax new handles. Measurements Width 195cms Depth 42cms Height 85cms Price 175€
-Matching bedside units Stripped back to natural wood chalk painted waxed and new handles. Width 48cms Depth 32 cms Height 52 cms
Price 80€ ( for the pair )
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For Sale: Godox Wistro AD 360 portable flash unit complete with Battery pack, soft box and Beauty dish. 150 euros. Contact James Wilmot in Frigiliana. Tel. 645053258 or email email@example.com
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Further coronavirus heart impact discovered; new clues to why women fare better than men: A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Full article at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-science/further-coronavirus-heart-impact-discovered-new-clues-to-why-women-fare-better-than-men-idUSKBN25M2JM
IPTV News- US Indictments and Worldwide Raids of Piracy Group Members in ‘The Scene’ Throw Top-Tier Piracy World Into Chaos: The top-tier piracy world known as The Scene (who provides a great deal of pirate IPTV content) is in turmoil after the unsealing of US indictments targeting key members of release group SPARKS and several linked affiliate groups including GECKOS, DRONES, ROVERS and SPLINTERS. Sources inform TF that there were several raids across Europe yesterday, mainly focused on Norway and Sweden. Full story:
https://torrentfreak.com/us-indictments-and-raids-of-piracy-group-members-in-the-scene-throw-top-tier-piracy-world-into-chaos-200826/ IPTV Users Alert: EU regulators have shut down quite a few pirate IPTV services recently. If your IPTV app has stopped working, and you get no response from their customer support, you’ll probably need to write it off and find an alternative.
Football bombshell- Messi tells Barça he wants to leave:
Lionel Messi has informed Barcelona that he wants to “unilaterally” terminate his contract. Lawyers sent Barça a fax in which they announced Messi’s desire to rescind his contract by triggering a release clause, sending shockwaves throughout the world of football. However, the club maintains the clause expired in June and that he remains under contract until the end of the 2021 season.
“In principal, this clause expired on June 10th, but the unusual nature of this season disrupted by the coronavirus opened the way for Messi to ask to be released from his contract now,” wrote Spanish sports daily Marca. Photo: AFP Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200826/messi-tells-bara-he-is-leaving-the-club
The Tomatina in Bunol will be an online event this year: In normal times, the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of eastern Spain would be in a frenzy of preparation with hordes of people flocking to the in take part in what has become the world’s biggest food fight.
But this isn’t a normal year and like fiestas all across Spain that have been cancelled in the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Tomatina won’t be taking place in 2020. At least it won’t be taking place in its usual format.
This year on what is the 75 anniversary of the first Tomatina, the town council of Buñol is asking fans from all across the globe to join in the celebrations. The involves staging your own food fight using tomatoes, or a stunt involving total immersion in tomatoes or tomato juice and uploading the footage onto social media with the label #TomatinaChallenge. (Photo: AFP) Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200825/tomatinachallenge-join-the-worlds-biggest-food-fight-from-afar
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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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Monday: Torrox Costa
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