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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.
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Due to repeated cancellations and the looming possibility of new COVID restrictions on venues, I am limiting What’s On live music listings to posting events no more than 10 days in advance for the time being. -Ed.
PHOENIX Club Events: Trips
2nd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
6th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
27th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre, Granada, €15 pp includes drivers tip
01st – Our donation of Christmas Gifts of toys for local children to La Cruz Roja
3rd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip Christmas shopping (Thursday)
8th – Mrs Miggins Christmas Sale of Christmas Cakes, mince pies, pastries, etc
23rd – Christmas Break – Benalmadena
Christmas 2020 – We are returning to the Hotel Sirocco in Benalmadena on the 23rd – 27th December. Rates are as follows:
€285 pp based on 2 sharing a double room
€370 single supplement
Deposit is €75 non refundable and must be paid on booking
The price includes Full Board Hotel Accommodation, Gala meal on Christmas Eve, Coach and tips for the driver and restaurant Staff.
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday from the 30th June and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. During the crisis are times are 11.30 until 1pm until further notice.
We are also collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
For bookings and refunds, please contact Gail on 951067723 or email email@example.com for more information
The Free Soul Band: Friday, Sept 11, 22:00 – 01:00
Coyote Bowling Saloon. Las Lagunas-Fuengirola-Mijas
Reservations: 952 585 356 , €5 entry inc. a beer. FB Page
Today @ The Beer Garden- Nerja: Featuring “Sloppy Joe unplugged” from 8pm. Monday Sep 7th. Join us from 6pm on our large secluded terrace.
Avenida Mediterraneo, corner of Chaparil, Nerja 29780 FB Page
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Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
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Winter sun rental in Nerja!
Penthouse Milenio in Nerja is available for a rent winter.
Available 1st September 2020 until 19th December 2020. Rental for 3 months, €900 per month plus electricity usage. Price includes internet.
This lovely penthouse apartment has 3 bedroom, huge private roof terrace with sea view. Walking distance to the Balcon de Europa and beach. Great location and a car is not necessary. Normally fully booked, only available due to cancellations.
Please click the link for more details – Penthouse Milenio, Nerja
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Adjustable bar table with 2 matching modern bar stools Price 145€ (for the set )
-Solid oak extending table with 6 Chairs excellent quality. Measurements Length with extension 170cms Length without extension 120cms Depth 91cms Height 76cms Price 250€
-Solid oak lamp table with shelf and drawer excellent quality Measurements 60cms square 61cms height Price 55€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale: Beautiful NAO lady, perfect condition, €45 Text or call 676305642 Pat. Puente don Manuel area.
For Sale: Wooden coffee table. Size 75cm x 55cm x 42cm high. Has a few marks but is solid. €20 Mike, Nerja
Email: michaelkelly5 At talktalk d0T net
For Sale: Bike Trailer for Two Children. Great for cycling along the seafront!
Good condition, used only limited number of times. Brilliant smooth ride. Ideal for long or short city, beach or country tours with your family, offers a good level of safety, comfort and handiness.
It is possible to transport one or two children who are able to sit alone and unassisted for extended periods (ages approximately 9 months to 6 years old). Maximum transportable weight: 35 kg Maximum weight of each child: 16 kg Maximum transportable weight in the back pocket: 3 kg. Use with bicycles with 26 “or 28” wheels that can tow a load of at least 50 kg. Folds down flat for easy transportation or for storage. Waterproof and easy-to-wash nylon canopy, front close-mesh anti-bug.
Price €95 o.n.o. Laurie, Dundee.
Viewing/Collection in Torrox Pueblo 29770
Email: lauriebidwell aT gmail d0T com for Viewing/Collection
For Rent: Long term. Frigiliana Winter Rental
Large luxury 2 bed 2 bath apartment (85m2) available November 1st to March 31st. Situated in central Frigiliana, adjacent to the historic quarter and within a 5 minute stroll to a gym, shops, bars and restaurants. Al fresco seating for 4 on a terrace overlooking the Botanic Gardens and with a distant sea view. Spacious lounge with 2 leather sofas, full dining area and large flat screen TV. Fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and full-size fridge-freezer. Double & twin bedrooms with plentiful storage and ceiling fans. 2 large fully tiled bathrooms with baths, showers and bidets. New washing machine. Fully equipped with kitchenware, bedding and towels. Well insulated, double glazed and heated throughout. Located in a secure modern building.
€650 per month plus electricity and water. Spanish TV channels free. Fibre optic broadband and multi-national TV available for 50 per month extra. For photos and to arrange a viewing telephone or Whatsapp Linda, Frigiliana on +34711003229 or
Wanted: Car. Is anyone in Digame land about to sell an economic petrol car? Budget is around 1.600€.
Pls contact Anna on +347999387002 or
Email: anna_andren At icloud d0t com
Car sold, thank you:
1998 Mitsubishi 3000 V6 petrol injection Automatic Left Hand Drive 1,500€ ono
Ken, La Herradura
Recommendations & Requests
DoctorLaptop’s Tips #83 – Good News For Windows 10 “S” Version Users: Many budget priced computers were sold loaded with Windows 10S, rather than Windows 10 Home/Pro/Ultimate. This “10S” version of Windows 10 has several severe limitations and has gained a poor reputation among users. Users found they had saved a few euros, but lost features they had taken for granted in previous versions of Windows.
-You can only get new software from the Microsoft Store so many programs are unavailable. Thus no Firefox or Google Chrome browser, for example, can be installed.
-You can only set Edge as your default browser and Bing as your default search engine.
-Certain peripherals, such as printers and keyboards, might not work with S Mode.
Now the good news. So many people complained about the “S” version that Microsoft has offered a free upgrade to a full featured version of Windows 10, either Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home. This removes all the restrictions listed above.
Take note that switching out of S Mode is a one-way process. Once you’ve switched out, there’s no going back. You can, however, start enjoying third-party apps that are not in the Microsoft Store, and you can connect devices that Win “S” refused to cooperate with.
How to check if you are using Windows 10 “S”:
-Open the Start Menu. This is the button in the lower-left corner of your screen shaped like the Windows logo.
-Then click Settings. This is the button with the gear icon just above the Start button.
-In the Settings window, click System.
-Then click About in the left sidebar.
-You will find what mode of Windows you have under the Windows Specification section. You may need to scroll down to see this section.
How to upgrade to a “full” feature version of Windows for free?
-All your data and installed software should remain intact.
-Always backup your valuable data before making major System changes.
-Before you begin it is highly recommended you do a Full Windows Security Scan, as malware may interfere with the upgrade, and a failed upgrade can break your computer. Click on the Windows Security icon in the taskbar notification area. Click on Virus & Threat Protection. Click on Scan options. Click on Full scan. Click on Scan now.
-Run and rerun Windows Updates until it show that you are fully up to date.
-Go to Settings.
-Then select Update & Security.
-In the left sidebar, click Activation.
-Then click “Go to the Store.” You will see this under the “Switch to Windows 10 Home / Pro” section.
-Press the “Get” button under the “Switch out of S Mode” section and wait for the process to complete.
-Go back and recheck your Windows version to confirm the upgrade was successful.
If it was successful you may now install 3rd party apps and use whatever browser or search you prefer, and that external device that refused to work should now be usable.
If you need help doing this upgrade, bring the computer to DoctorLaptop for your annual Full Maintenence Service (€60) as this upgrade is included in the price. Located in Torrox Costa near the bus station.
All work by appointment only. Make appts by phone call, I do not make appts by email or text msg.
Tel 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap). Email: DoctorLaptop@protonmail.com
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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.
Primary Care in Andalucia warning of collapse if second wave of Covid fails to subside: The Andalucian Health Service is going to continue to add to the telephone consultation, telematics, and home-based care to prevent unnecessary movement of the population to health facilities. Demand creates delays of several days in the appointments and the telephone service, while the staff is overwhelmed by the tracking of outbreaks. The district most affected is the Metropolitan of Granada, where the delay amounts to seven days. There are problems also in Malaga North and the Costa del Sol and in Almeria North, where the query can take two to three days, according to Health. In all these districts telephone service can take from seven to ten days. Source (Spanish): https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-atencion-primaria-andalucia-alerta-colapso-si-no-amaina-segunda-oleada-covid-202009060800_noticia.html#vca=mod-sugeridos-p1&vmc=relacionados&vso=la-atencion-primaria-en-andalucia-alerta-del-colapso-si-no-amaina-la-segunda-oleada-de-covid&vli=noticia.foto.andalucia
Novak Djokovic disqualified from U.S. Open after hitting line judge with ball: No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic was defaulted from his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open on Sunday after accidentally hitting a line judge in the neck with a tennis ball.
After losing a game to his opponent, Pablo Carreno Busta, to fall behind 6-5 in the first set, Djokovic smacked a ball behind him as he walked to the sideline for the changeover. The ball struck a line judge, who fell to her knees at the back of the court and reached for her neck.
It appeared that Djokovic didn’t intend to hit the line judge, as he was looking in a different direction when his racket connected with the ball.
But players who hit a ball out of anger and make contact with officials have been disqualified in previous years. On-court officials discussed the incident for several minutes before chair umpire Aurelie Tourte announced the disqualification. Source: https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2020/09/06/Novak-Djokovic-disqualified-from-US-Open-after-hitting-line-judge-with-ball/5381599430159/
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:
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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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