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Axarquía- Yellow Warning for Wind: In effect from Friday, 12:00 PM CEST until Friday, 10:00 PM CEST. Source: State Meteorological Agency. Moderate wind warning. Axarquía. Maximum gust of wind: 70 km/h. Reference: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/weather-warnings/302197
Vinoleto – Nerja: Under New Management
Katie and Kodi invite you their open evening at their new bar ‘Vinoleto’ with guest. Masterchef Dani Bowler. Doors open this Friday at 7pm come along and enjoy the evening with us.
Location: antonio millon, edf. nevada 29780 Nerja FB Page
Legends La Cala- October Events
3rd- Sinatra show, Elvis tribute and solo set by mark connor -60s/70s mega mix
4th- TakeThat show and Westlife and boy band set
8th- Cher Tribute & Kylie Monogue show and mix set of songs from 60s,70s,80s,
9th- diddly dee irish set by Jai Northover AND Ed Sheeran tribute AND mix set
10th- Jersey Boys tribute show ,2 sets the Ben james doing a mix set
11th-James Ray – motown soul,latin,mix set ,,,Lionel Richie show THEN Franki B uptempo set
16th-Rock of the Ages -soft rock duo followed by franki b
17th- Sinatra show , Neil Diamond show then mega mix set
18th- 4 shows- karen Carpenter and Dusty Springfield AND Ton Jones AND mix set with trio
22nd- Kylie Minogue AND Cher Tribute show AND mix set
23rd- Bruno Mars Tribute AND motown trio
24th- Jersey Boys show 2 sets AND solo set by Ben James
25th- Michael Buble Tribute AND Lionel Richie Show AND mix set soul/motown
30th- ELVIS Show AND Sinatra AND 60s/70s Mega Mix
31st- West life AND Takethat AND boy band set, tickets 15e each that includes your table buffet to share.
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PUNK ALERT! The Reinfected: Friday 16 October, 10pm, at Coyote Saloon, Live – The Reinfected + a Very Special Guest performance at this gig from the original ‘Wasps’ frontman, singer songwriter Jesse Lynn Dean. The Wasps were one of London’s earliest punk bands, from the days of The Roxy and The Vortex clubs. They released some of the best iconic punk songs of the original punk rock era. Jesse will joining us on stage for a very special unmissable guest performance recreating some of that Wasps magic. Can’t wait!
Plaza San Rafael Nave 4 29651 Mijas,
Click link for gig info & tickets- https://fb.me/e/2X83QybwD
Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group:
Calling all Ladies (& Gents if they so wish)
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that were meeting every week in Algarrobo Costa, but stopped during lockdown. Now we would love to start up again and to start meeting old/new friends on a regular basis. The group is well over 6/7 years old and would love new members to come along and join us. And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Starting on Thursday 8th October.
We will be meeting at Cafe Loppen on the front from around 10-10.30 ish to 12 – 1pm ish every Thursday.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk
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Greek House: Greek Casita 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/
Staycation- at Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga
Lovely family run villa in the Spanish mountains
Offering secluded B&B breaks.
Pretty en suite rooms
Large gardens, with a relaxing pool and patio areas.
Guests have exclusive use of the Andalucian kitchen with lots of comfortable seating areas.
60€ per night
We have special offers of :
-2 nights B&B with 1 night 3-course evening meal with wine for 2 sharing a double room. 125€ for 2.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3-course meal with wine for 2 sharing a double room + 1 evening /lunchtime tapas at a local bar or in house. 175€ for 2.
-Additional nights at 50€.
Lots to do and see in the area. We are near to Camino Del Rey El Chorro. The Lakes at Ardales. Antequera and El Torcal. The wolf park, Covento Magdalena. We can arrange a wine tasting trip to our local Bodega.
We are 1 km from the town of Valle De Abdalajis and surrounded by beautiful scenery, so peaceful and relaxing. Come with friends, no need to worry about drinking and driving, plenty of room for social distancing.
The food is great, the hosts are friendly and the beds are comfy.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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For Sale: Automobile. Seat Leon Automatic Diesel, 150 CV, tyres nearly new, the year 2008, 150,000 miles, really good condition with twelve months ITV, more pictures on request.
Price €5,000. David, Nerja
Email: trpps at yahoo dot co dot uk
UK telephone 6535 95 784.
Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Hallway unit stripped back to natural and waxed. Width 81 cms Depth 38cms height 73cms. Price 80€
-Beautiful old table upcycled in natural with chalk paint clear wax. Measurements Width 90cms Depth 60cms Height 70cms Price 95€
-4 upcycled high stool Price 55€ each
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale: Mahogany coffee table with pull out magazine rack, glass centre in excellent condition size / length 115cm, width 64cm buyer collects. Rob, Canillas De Albaida 50 Euro.
More pics on request. Tel 634313809
email: robbers1551 @ gmail.com No spaces
For Sale: 2 guestbeds, good condition, 20€ each.
Please contact boegero at gmx dot de
For Sale: Dare2b Ski jacket for age 5 – 6. Excellent condition, like new. €15 ono. Collect from Alcaucín
For Sale: Beige Leather Look Cama bed base. 135 x 190 good condition. 50€ not including mattress.
Buyer to collect. John/Lilian 638897797 or
Email: johnmlovell @ gmail.com
Located Torrox Campo good track.
For Sale, 2 items:
-Ikea bunk beds + mattresses. Used only 3 times. 90 cm wide mattresses. Colour – grey. 100€ ONO
-Ikea chair – never used – colour – black. 35€ ONO
Can deliver for small charge.
Contact Gill, Almayate area
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Mob – 674248101
Recommendations & Requests
Bar Familia in Riogordo: I went to Bar Familia in Riogordo, fantastic friendly service, great atmosphere and superb food, especially the Sunday Roasts! I had a choice of beef or chicken and I chose the beef which Diane cooked to my liking. It was fabulous, plenty of food and great value for money. You do have to book a Sunday roast but it is well worth it. On the whole a great place to eat and drink that is truly ‘family’ run with Andy, Diane, Nick and Eliza. I thoroughly recommend it! Their number is 643 347 919 or you can look them up on FaceBook. (Mark, Riogordo, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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.
BREXIT- The two mistakes to look out for on your TIE Spanish residency card: Many Britons who have received their new TIE residency cards in Spain have noticed that they contain information which isn’t accurate. Here’s what we know so far.
Full details with photos: https://www.thelocal.es/20201001/brexit-the-two-mistakes-to-look-out-for-on-your-tie-spanish-residency-card
BREXIT- EU starts legal action against UK over deal breach plan: The EU has begun legal proceedings against the UK after it refused to ditch plans to override sections of its Brexit divorce deal. An EU deadline for the government to remove sections of the Internal Market Bill expired on Wednesday.
The “letter of formal notice” could eventually lead to a court case against the UK at the European Court of Justice, the EU’s top court. But the EU has not walked away from talks over a post-Brexit trade deal.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the UK would have until the end of November to respond to the EU’s concerns over the draft legislation.
UK-EU trade talks are continuing in Brussels this week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said both sides should “move on” if a deal was not reached by mid-October. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-54370226
AC/DC announces reunion 40 years after ‘Back in Black’: Los Angeles, US, Sep 30 (efe-epa).- After weeks of teasing on their social media channels, Australian rock band AC/DC confirmed Wednesday that they are returning to music with a mostly original line-up. A series of short videos posted to their social media feeds had shown their signature red lightning bolt flickering back to life, until a photo of the line-up came Wednesday.
“Are you ready? #PWRUP,” the band posted alongside a photo of the new composition of the band with its original members: vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams, now with Angus Young and Stevie Young (deceased guitarist Malcolm Young’s nephew) on guitars.
It has not been announced what exactly #PWRUP will be, but many foresee it to be a new album. Full story: https://www.laprensalatina.com/ac-dc-announces-reunion-40-years-after-back-in-black/
How to keep your Whatsapp Chats safe: You may have heard that Whatsapp chat conversations are being accessed by third parties (as reported here previously), while WhatsApp claims the chats between one-to-one are end to end encrypted.
So how is it possible that WhatsApp chats are accessed by third parties? Well, WhatsApp gives users a feature to back up the chats to cloud storage, which means the chats stored on your phone are uploaded to the cloud. As far as backups are concerned WhatsApp says that chats stored on cloud, be it iCloud or Google Drive, are not protected by WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption. (There are other ways your WhatsApp data can be accessed and modified by hackers beyond the scope of this article. -Ed.)
Keeping this in mind, here are some tips to keep your chats as safe as possible. Full article: https://www.digit.in/features/apps/how-to-keep-your-whatsapp-chats-safe-56684.html
Andalusia offers free ‘coronavirus insurance’ to entice holidaymakers back: Having already announced a voucher with a 25 percent reduction on trips for domestic tourists, Community Tourism Councillor Juan Marín announced this week that tourist insurance will cover hospital and hotel expenses for international travellers if they are infected by COVID-19 during their stay.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20200930/andalusia-offers-free-coronavirus-holiday-insurance-to
Plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers banned in England from today: The legislation should have come into force in April but it was put back because of the coronavirus pandemic. From today, it is illegal in almost all circumstances for businesses to give them out to customers, with exemptions in place to protect disabled people and those with medical conditions who require plastic straws.
Pre-pandemic the UK was going through almost five billion straws annually, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8 billion cotton buds.
Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/plastic-straws-cotton-buds-and-stirrers-banned-in-england-from-today-12086176
The Swiss city of Geneva is to introduce a minimum wage of £3,500 a month: The minimum hourly wage will be set at just under £19.50 an hour, more than twice the rate in neighbouring France, with a guaranteed minimum monthly salary of 4,086 Swiss francs (£3,457) based on a 41-hour working week, or 49,000 Swiss francs (£41,430) a year, in one of the world’s most expensive cities to live. The minimum wage rise was approved by just over 58% of Geneva voters and the measure will come into effect on 17 October, after having been defeated twice in the past.
The UK’s national living wage, the minimum paid to workers over the age of 25, is £8.72. The minimum wage for those younger and apprentices ranges from £4.15 to £8.20 an hour.
In France, the minimum wage is €10.15 (£9.28) an hour and €1,539,42 (£1,407.25) a month for a 35-hour working week.
On France 3 television it was reported that the measure came after the Swiss city, whose economy depends on tourist and business visitors, had been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 epidemic with concern about growing queues of people outside food banks. Full article: https://todayheadline.co/geneva-to-introduce-minimum-wage-of-3500-a-month-world-news/
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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
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
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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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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
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