DigameXtra No. 2262 Monday, May 16th, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices
***Trips***
May
-20th – Boat Trip from Benalmadena Port to Fuengirola with time to explore Fuengirola Harbour €28 includes coach, tips and boat trip to Fuengirola. Fuengirola is one of the oldest fishing ports on the Costa del Sol and has a plethora of fabulous fish restaurants. So if you fancy a fishy lunch…
-25th – Trip to Montefrio, Granada Province. Price €30 and includes, coach fare, tourist train and drivers tip. Montefrio is a municipality in the province of Granada. The ruins of a Moorish castle sit near the highest point. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century.
June
-2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-24th – A visit to the fabulous Alhambra Palace. The price is 60€pp and includes Entry to the Palace and Guide. If this is not to your liking, stop off at the largest shopping centre in Europe, The Nevada Centre for 20€pp
The Phoenix Social Club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 /626370695 or
email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page. 

 

Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche:
Bio Beach offers you some of the best food, company and vistas in La Costa del Sol. Why not treat yourself to a unique meal? For example, one of their popular breakfast is their green tostadas. Delicious nuggets of bread (and you can order your preferred type like whole wheat, etc.) covered with avocado and fresh tomatoes with a topping of pesto sauce; a total delight to your senses! The staff is professional, friendly and make you feel totally at home! Tell them DigameXtra sent you there!
The Bio Beach lectures are taking a pause for the summer. We will resume in September with a food presentation on Wed. Sept. 14th at 11am. These programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programmes are presented in an effort to attract more members. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 

 

Liquid Lunch Band: Bar Atila, Sat 21May, 9pm
Puente don Manuel. Resv: 630 393 290  FB 

 

One For The Children, Young & Old: Muscial Theater
“Alice In Wonderland”. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 17.30 at the Teatro Del Carmen- Velez Malaga
This is a family theater for all ages, especially recommended for children up to 12 years (nursery and primary). Highly engaging and fun, it promotes values of excellence, friendship, equality and anti-bullying.
The duration is of 1 hour and 15 minutes; its price is 8 euros per person in advance: online, or at the Cultura de Vélez Málaga (El Posito) Office, or the Tourism Office in Torre del Mar. 10 euros at the box office (an hour before).
Info & Tix: https://entradium.com/ 

 

Moroccan Restaurant La Mediterránea – Malaga:
In La Mediterránea Moroccan Restaurant, you will find traditional Moroccan food, such as “Couscous” of chicken, lamb or fish, “Pastela” of chicken, “Tajine” of chicken or fish, kebabs, kebabs, shawarmas, among other dishes.
As for Mediterranean dishes, you can find “Paella de Mariscos”, salads, scrambled eggs, hamburgers, fried fish, anchovies, gazpacho, pizzas and more!
They also offer Arabic cakes, green tea, mint tea, cheesecakes, tiramisu and a variety of drinks! Moroccan Restaurant La Mediterránea, awaits you with the best of the Mediterranean!
You can find it at Pl. Murillo Carrera, 10, 29002 Málaga
Tlf: 951 68 52 35
Homepage & Photo Credit: http://www.restaurantemarroquilamediterranea.com/ 

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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
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
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 

 

Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria:
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Specialising in property sales, we are listing specialists.
Our small dynamic team are forever evolving and thinking of new and different marketing strategies. We know that every sale and client are different, so we ensure that we change to fit these needs and requirements.
Personal bespoke service is our specialty, we want every client to feel valued and we strive to keep clients updated, informed and giving guidance through the selling process.
If you want a positive selling experience contact us to see how we can market your property for sale and ask about our exclusive competitive rates.
BluCee Real Estate look forward to helping you in the future.
We have clients looking for properties to buy inland and on the Coast.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day. 

 

For Sale: Fishing Bed Chair – £25. Jane, Torrox Campo.
Call 07958 789170 or email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.u

 

For Sale: Metal Fire guard 140cm wide (unfolded) ,78 cm folded, 80 cm high. 25 euros. Contact Carole (Torre Del Mar)
on 615 378 705 or carolemajorie at hotmail dot com 

 

For Sale: BH women’s road bike with straight bars. Very good condition. A seriously good bike. Spanish hand-made bicycle.
(The photo looks like a man’s bike to me. -Ed.)
€120. Jim, Nerja, +44 7939 578057
jimrsvr AT hotmail D0T com 

 

For Sale: 3.2 metre inflatable / RIB boat with solid aluminium floor complete with oars and 15hp Evinrude 4 stroke outboard engine. Boat and engine are in excellent condition having been hardly used. It comes complete with foot pump for easy inflation and deflation. Carry bag included for easy transportation.
Price €1850. Contact Jim, Puente Don Manuel on +447840310932 (whatsapp) or email: jlb7@mail.com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Hammock chair, adjustable awning with UV protection. Purchased in March 2021 for 180 Euros new, great condition 125 Euros. Image credit and info link.
-Reclining chair. Purchased in 2016 for 680 Euros new, only used for 1 month, been in storage since then. 125 Euros obo
Contact Carole (Torre Del Mar) on 615 378 705 or
carolemajorie at hotmail dot com

 

News & Articles

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SPAIN

Price of diesel in Spain marks all-time highs and exceeds the European average for the first time: The liter stood in our country this week at 1,911 euros, compared to an average of 1,905 euros in the EU.
-According to data from the Oil Bulletin, Spain is the ninth country with the most expensive fuels among the 27 countries that make up the EU. In the case of diesel, the Finns are the ones who pay the most expensive per liter, with an average price of 2,218 euros. They are followed by Denmark (2,208 euros), Greece (2,171), the Netherlands (2,153), Germany (2,093), Sweden (1,964), Portugal (1,915), Estonia (1,894) and then Spain, with 1,878 euros per liter.
-As for gasoline, Spain is also in ninth place, surpassed by Sweden (2,257 euros per liter), Finland (2,242 euros), Germany (2,075), Denmark (2,074), the Netherlands (2,046), Belgium (2 .04), France (1,943) and Ireland (1,929). Full article: https://spainsnews.com/ 

ANDALUCIA

Junta offers 451 temporary high-season jobs with its Infoca forest fire brigade: Extra staff are needed to provide replacement cover and reinforcements during the period of highest risk for forest fires. (Perhaps the Junta press officer is a Ray Bradbury fan?) Photo:biblio.co.uk. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/

MALAGA

Patients are waiting longer for surgery due to the pandemic:
-The average wait for an operation in Malaga province was 124 days at the end of last year and for a first appointment with a consultant it was 104 days. According to latest data released last week and based on the end of last year, the only local hospital with a drop in waiting time for surgery over the previous six months, was Clínico Virgen de la Victoria hospital, from 110 days to 66. Meanwhile, in the Regional hospital (formerly called Carlos Haya), the Costa del Sol in Marbella, and the hospitals in Antequera, La Axarquía and Ronda, the time to wait for surgery had gone up.
-The hospital in Malaga province with the longest average waiting time for surgery was the large Regional (in Malaga city), at 208 days.
-At the end of 2021, there were 203,640 people in Malaga province waiting for a first consultation with a specialist (26,584 more than six months earlier), with an average waiting time of 104 days compared with 94 in June 2021.
-In terms of the whole of the Andalucía region– including Malaga- the figures for 30 December last year show that 135,008 patients were on the waiting lists for surgery (11,669 more than six month earlier), with an average delay of 134 days. At the same time, 873,047 patients in the region were waiting for a first appointment with a specialist (152,441 more), and on average they had to wait 105 days (17 days longer). Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/patients-waiting-longer-20220513144314-nt.html

EUROPE

Ukraine has won The Eurovision Song Contest 2022: The UK’s Sam Ryder captures second place with his electrifying song Space Man proving to be a success. In 2021 the UK came last place receiving no points. Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, who were among the favourites going in, won in the end after scoring a whopping 631 points with their tune Stefania. Full article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/
VIDEO LINK UKRAINE 
VIDEO LINK UK 

SPORTS

Tennis News:
-Novak Djokovic claims his first title in over six months with a 6-0 7-6(5) victory at the Italian Open over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Photo:EPA. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ 
-Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open and will focus on building up to Wimbledon. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/

OTHER

Longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech resort:
A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic. The 721-meter (2,365-foot) -long bridge is built at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters (3,610 feet) above sea level. It connects two ridges of the mountains and hangs up to 95 meters (312 feet) above the valley below.
Sky Bridge 721, as it is known, is located in the northeastern part of the country in the Kralicky Sneznik mountain range near the border with Poland, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Prague. Photo:AP/Petr David Josek. Full article: https://apnews.com/

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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 
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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

Weekly Markets
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

Taxi
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
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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DigameXtra No. 2261 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, May 14th, 2022

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Music by Marlene + Sunday Roast: Sun 15May 2-5pm
The Times Sports Bar & Grill
Live on the terrace, please book meals. Jazz, Swing & Blues
C/ Cartama 47, La Cala de Mijas. 952 494 448 

 

The White Rose Fuengirola: Sun 15May. Door at 12noon.
Live Music & Lovely food
The Boliches Brothers 2:30pm
Nico Sabatini 5.30 pm
Puerto Deportivo 54 29640 Fuengirola  FB  & VIDEO LINK

 

Live Flamenco from Nino Carmelo: Friday 20 May 8pm
Theater Casa de la Cultura, Almunecar
Guitar, singing, dancing and flamenco group.  FB 

 

Upcoming Concerts:
-Local choir Coro Ciudad de Almuñécar (Director: Eusebio Pita) has the pleasure of inviting you to their 35th Anniversary concert, which will take place Saturday 28 May at 20:00 in the Almuñecar Auditorio, free entry.
-On Sunday 29 May at 19:00 there will be a grand gala concert in aid of RED CROSS with 6 acts from piano to poetry to Pop&Rock, which will be held in the Auditorium of the Casa de la Cultura, Almuñécar. Tickets 5 euros.
For more information tel: 689 111 352 

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Services Wanted/Offered

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals:
Spain To UK To Spain Fortnightly Runs Spain to UK and Up to 4 weeks free Storage. Spain or UK
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Dedicated Delivery Personal Service Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website http://www.tonyroamremovals.com
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Facebook: Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number. Our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

 

Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares. Our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

Malagalingo Intensive Conversational Spanish Course:
Do you want to improve your oral Spanish in just one week?
So you might be interested in our new CONVERSATIONAL INTENSIVE COURSES starting soon.
If you have already attended one before or you are a couple, ask for your DISCOUNT.
– Conversational Intensive Course onsite 20 hours/week
– Timetable: Mornings 4 hours/day
– Basic Level: From 16th to 20th May
– Intermediate Level: From 23 May to 3 June
– Advanced Level: From 6 to 10 June
– Price: 220€/person/week (with discounts for more than one week or more than one person)
– All material included (includes textbook in electronic format)
– 6 students maximum (usual average of 3 students)
– Teacher Susi
If you would like to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve a place for you.
Malagalingo Spanish School
info@malagalingo.com
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo  Website: www.malagalingo.com

 

Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425
englishnurse@rocketmail.com ; www.englishnurse.net   Our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

 

Tango Argentino Lessons: Come to dance every Wednesday
19.30. (After the class we will have some time to practice)
For all levels beginners, intermediate and advanced
Cafetería “La Güena Gente”
Avda.de Pescia 21, Nerja, Málaga
Map address:
https://goo.gl/maps/k2D1LLvAwum39e5Q7
Teacher Miguel Wiede
facebook(miguel Ojos Negros)
my website www.ojosnegrostango.com
and my telephone number & whatsapp 34 659 262616 

 

Dogsitter service: Whether for a holiday or just an overnight stay or during the day, I am offering taking in up to 3 small dogs to take care o them. I have always had dogs but lost mine. The dog(s) will stay in my apartment with me not in a kennel. If you are interested and need more information message me please.
Sigrid, Torrox Costa. Phone: +34 711043083
Feenzauber@gmx.de

 

DoctorLaptop’s Computer Repairs & Services: My Working Hours Are 2pm to 8pm, Monday thru Friday. The Doctor is closed on weekends. Saturday pickups are possible by appointment. I don’t answer the phone before 12pm, missed calls will be returned that afternoon. Always include the patient’s make and model number when making support requests. Contact: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 after 12pm. My contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

 

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For Sale: Cudy LT400 4G wireless router. Nearly new, but now surplus to requirements. Bought February 2022 from Amazon. Can be connected via cable or operated from a sim card. 50 Euros no offers. Terry, Nerja. 694448597 tel & Whatsapp

 

Wanted: Long term rental. Having sold my house recently, I am urgently looking to rent an apartment in any of the following areas ( central location), Algarrobo Costa, Torrox Costa or Nerja. 2/3 bedrooms, easy access, parking, light and airy! My budget is €800 depending on location and condition. I am prepared to upgrade an apartment subject to agreed terms.
Contact Frank on 649470468 or
email: frank.harrym @ i cloud DoT com

 

Wanted: Small economic car such as an Opel Corsa, Fiat Panda, Ford Fiesta. Any Brits leaving Spain looking to sell their vehicle? Karen, Archez
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SPAIN

Spanish government caps maximum gas price and pledges ‘everyone will notice the difference in their electricity bills’ – IF the EU approves measure:
-Despite what some local news sources are saying, this is NOT a done deal without EU approval.
-The measure will be in force for one year and will begin in approximately two weeks, following authorisation from Brussels.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/

 

Brussels forces Spain to change the regulated electricity rate as a condition for approving the gas cap: Brussels has forced Spain to reform the semi-regulated electricity rate to decouple it from the hourly price of the wholesale electricity market. As confirmed by government sources, this is a requirement of the European Commission to give the green light to the Iberian cap on gas that has been approved this Friday by Spain and Portugal. The mechanism has already been approved by both governments and now needs the definitive approval of Brussels, which may take up to “two weeks,” according to Vice President Teresa Ribera. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/

 

Spain to Reopen Land Borders With Morocco on May 17: According to the Spanish Ministry of Interior, the decision of the country to reopen its borders follows the successful cooperation between the authorities of the two countries.
-The Spanish and the Moroccan authorities have agreed to a gradual reopening. It has been explained that as soon as the first phase of the reopening takes place, citizens and residents of the EU as well as nationals of other countries who are authorised to enter the Schengen Area, will be permitted to cross the land borders.
-“It will be a gradual reopening: at midnight between Monday and Tuesday of next week, the steps of El Tarajal, in Ceuta, and Beni Enzar, in Melilla, will be reopened for citizens and residents of the European Union and for those people authorized to circulate in the Schengen Area,” the statement of the Ministry reads.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

NERJA

La Noche en Blanco returns to Nerja, Saturday, May 21 with more than twenty cultural activities: {Translation, summary}
-“We are finally bringing back this cultural activity,” said the first deputy mayor, stressing that “the Department of Culture has organised a varied programme with interesting new features, including performances, concerts, theatre, dance and visits to the museum and the Cave. We hope that our neighbours and visitors will enjoy this celebration of culture, always with prudence and responsibility”.
-For her part, the Councillor for Culture has detailed that in this edition the activities will begin at the Balcón de Europa from 11 am, and will take place throughout the day in the Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre, Municipal Library, Museum of Nerja, Church of El Salvador, ground floor of the Town Hall, Cave of Nerja and Plaza de España, where they will conclude. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/ 

 

The renovation of public lighting begins in the urban area of Nerja: {Translation, summary}
The intervention involves the renovation of 1,921 street lights in 81 streets and 13 squares in the town centre. In addition, work is being carried out on the old N-340 road, the accesses to the municipality from the motorway, the banks of the river Chillar, the El Playazo lane and the Camino de Burriana.
The type of LED lamp being installed has a longer lifespan than the current one, reduces the carbon footprint, is fully recyclable and allows for dimming. The lighting renovation will also improve the quality of public lighting in the municipality, improving uniformity, as lighting studies of the streets and public spaces have been previously carried out. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/

TORRE DEL MAR

Torre del Mar announces San Juan night performances line-up:
The events planned for the Night of San Juan, to be held on June 23, which this year will feature the performance of Fangoria, The Return of the Decade (El Regreso de la Década) and Sau Dj & Jvni. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/ 

EUROPE

France Decides to Lift Requirement to Wear Mask on Metro, Bus & Train: The French government has announced that given the evolving epidemiological situation, from May 16, wearing the mask will no longer be mandatory on the subway, bus, or train.
In addition, in a statement issued on May 12, the government stressed that wearing the mask would remain mandatory for caregivers, patients, and visitors to health and care facilities, including hospitals, pharmacies, and medical biology laboratories. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Swiatek asserts No. 1 status with win over Andreescu in Rome: If there were any lingering questions about who is the new dominant force in women’s tennis, Iga Swiatek put that to rest with a 7-6 (2), 6-0 victory over 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals and extend her winning streak to 26 matches. Photo:AP. Full article: https://www.tennis.com/ 

HEALTH

Spain has 26 cases of acute hepatitis in children, 232 in Europe: {Translation, summary}
-Spain now has 26 cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children, according to data published Friday by the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe and the European Centre for disease Control and Prevention.
-In Europe, until Friday, have been reported in 232 cases of hepatitis, of which 229 were classified as probable and three as epidemiologically linked, by 14 countries. Of the 229 probable cases, of which 122 have been recovered, while 18 are still under medical care.
-The cases are concentrated in Belgium (12), Cyprus (2) Denmark (6), Greece (two), Ireland (6) Italy (24) Netherlands (6) Norway (5) Poland (1), Serbia (1) Slovenia (1) Spain (26) Sweden (9th) and United Kingdom (131).
The majority (75,9%) of the cases are children under 5 years.
Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/

TECH

Twitter admits nearly 1 out of 20 accounts is FAKE- Elon Musk has said that his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter is now “temporarily” on hold: In a tweet, Musk linked to a story by Reuters, which said that Twitter had estimated that fake or spam accounts accounted for fewer than 5% of its monetizable daily active users during the first quarter.
Musk noted that “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users.” Reducing the purchase price by 5% would be a 2.2 billion savings for Musk.
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DigameXtra No. 2260 Friday, May 13th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organisation that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Royal British Legion’s First Annual Masquerade Ball – Tickets are currently available and can be obtained by containing Kim at the number below.
On May 21, 2022, the RBL will hold its first annual Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro – Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen will entertain party-goers as they enjoy a three-course dinner and wine. Welcome drinks and canapes will be available. Tickets are 40€ for members and 45€ for non-members. Please contact our events coordinator for more info contact Kim at +34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
MAY
-21st, Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro
JUNE
-3rd, Lunch at Nueva Arenas in La Herradura
-14th, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa
-23rd, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro (Armed Forces Day Lunch)
Note that currently displayed in Gems Tea Room Torrox Costa is a small collection of oil paintings donated to the Nerja branch from Dot Graves. They are for sale. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Personnel Recovery Centre. Please visit, view, and place a bid whilst enjoying Emma’s delicious cakes!
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

 

Bar Atila: Saturday 14th May at 9pm. The Disclaimers Band
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
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Boxing Event in Torre del Mar: Sat, May 14th from 7pm.
Location- Pavilion Maestro Salvador Sanchez. 10 fight card.
Tickets will have a price/donation of 10 euros in advance and can be purchased in the Sports Center Altafit, Bar Fernando and The Fight Club.

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: New Hours, 7pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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 specialities. 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. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

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For Sale: 2 Apollo mountain bikes, front sprung.
– Men’s 20″, disc brakes 65€
-Women’s 17″, rim brakes 45€
Both for 100€. Ring for more info.
Jim, Nerja, +44 7939 578057
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For Sale: Planters for Balcony Railing or freestanding Capri White
-3 planters 60 cm 10€ each
-1 planter 40 cm 8€
Ingrid, Algarrobo Costa
Email: udahl@gmx.de 

 

Recommendations & Requests

Water: It’s a long shot I know, but can anyone in the Manzano area between Torrox costa and El Morche, advise us on how we can buy in water to fill up our casa reservoir. We have no water coming in to the casa, and we are desperate in need of a shower. Contact details would be most appreciative. Many thanks in advance Olive. 0044(0) 7501182382
Email: ojr49 AT hotmail D0T co.uk

 

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EUROPE

Russia reacts to Finland’s alignment with NATO and closes gas pipeline to Europe: {Translation, summary}
Russian energy giant Gazprom announced on Thursday that it was halting gas supplies to Europe through a major Polish pipeline in response to Western sanctions over its offensive in Ukraine. This pipeline, the Yamal pipeline, had been carrying up to a quarter of Russian gas to Europe, but had been reducing its flow and was now at a record low.
The adoption of these measures “results in a ban on the use of a pipeline belonging to the Europol Gaz Group”, the statement said, referring to the pipeline run by the Polish part of the Yamal-Europ company. Russia has also announced sanctions against more than 30 companies in the European Union, the United States and Singapore. Among those affected are several Gazprom Germania subsidiaries. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/internacional/abci-rusia-suspende-envio-europa-traves-gasoducto-yamal-202205121739_noticia.html

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

 

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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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DigameXtra No. 2259 Thursday, May 12th, 2022

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Pepe Johns Irish Pub- Mollina: Live music with Last Man Standing. Friday 27 May 8pm. Avenida El Limonar, 11, 29532 Mollina 

 

Youth area of Rincón de la Victoria organizes a `Street Show´: Break dance and graffiti exhibitions: Saturday 21 May from 19.00 to 21.00 in the Plaza de la Constitución. 

 

Friday Events from MalagaHoy:
-IV Cata de Cerveza, Antequera: 20 varieties of beer, tapas and food with live music and spring atmosphere. It starts at 13:00 hours and lasts until late at night. It may also be a good time to see the Antequera City Museum.
-Circo Encantado (Circus): Set up at the fairgrounds in Malaga city. It will be in the capital of the Costa del Sol for several weeks. It is a modern circus show in the big top. Friday performance at 19:00; tickets from 14 euros.
-Sr. Chinarro: A concert by Señor Chinarro on Friday afternoon. It will take place in the Velvet hall in Malaga city and the tickets cost 12 euros and will start at 22:00.
-Saske, Kas & Rules: A hip hop concert with a Mallorcan accent and American influence. The show is Friday at La Trinchera in Malaga city, starts at 20:00 and tickets cost 15 euros.
-Lucía Martínez Cuarteto: Percussion, creativity and a good head for jazz is part of the hallmark of Galician Lucía Martínez who will be performing at the Clarence Jazz Club in Torremolinos alongside João Pedro Brandão (alto sax and flute), Pedro Neves (piano) and Carl Minnemann (double bass). Friday from 22:00, tickets from 12 euros.
-Birra & Art, Rincón de la Victoria: Held in the town’s Plaza Al-Ándalus during the three days of the weekend, with live music on all three days and a good selection of food. It opens at midday and closes at 1am, with live music starting at 22:00. On Friday, Merci Players, rock, pop and indie.
-Motorbike Show: News, comparisons, exhibitions, products around the two wheels and all kinds of details that have to do with motorbikes. It is in the Palacio de Ferias y Exposiciones de Málaga, the entrance costs six euros and it will be open the whole weekend. You can see, test ride and buy vehicles at the show. The opening hours for Friday are from 16:00 to 21:00.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/la-farola/agenda-ocio-malaga-provincia-viernes-13-mayo-2022-video_0_1682533471.html

 

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Four washable rugs, size: 140x70cm, 5 euros each and one larger rug, size: 190x145cm, 10 euros, or all 5 for 25 euros. Clean and ready to go!
-Continental spare tyre/wheel to fit Ford Ka/Fiat 500 or trailer. Unused so in perfect condition, 20 euros.
Alan, Torrox Campo Tel 603146693 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Krupa Nespresso coffee machine, six months old. Perfect condition, makes beautiful coffee from pods. Online new over €70. My price €30
-Brother DCP 1510 laser monochromatic printer copier.
Used only a handful of times and then safely stored.
New ink cartridge may be required works perfectly. Price €25
-Three Goblets. Royal Selangor in conjunction with the V&A museum “Lord of the Rings” oxidised pewter goblets in a hand embossed moon and stars wooden casket. Stamped V&A pewter. Collectors items, three in absolute perfect condition the fourth needs the glass re-cementing to the stem so I’m giving that one free with the other three. €150
Alan, Torre del Mar.
WhatsApp text or phone 44 7885 298 691
or email: protonmale at protonmail dot com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Spanish ceramic lamps (32cm) 15 euros for both of them
-Kitchen shelf (100x40x13cm) 10 euros
Lisbet, Torrox Campo
Contact: lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: Vintage complete denbyware Arabesque dinner service. Complete with coffee pot, coffee and tea cups, salt pepper and mustard pot. Serving dishes etc. Can deliver locally Nerja / Torrox . Price €100 or O.N.O. Please make an offer. Karen, Nerja
Email: Kyoung 2016@ iCloud.com 

 

For Sale: Treadmill. Decathlon Walking Treadmill self powered no electricity needed. Bought during lockdown had little use.
€100. Robert. Arenas. Mob 686947710. 

 

Free to collect: 2 seater rattan sofa and 1 armchair
Needs some TLC. Tear shown in photo.
Danielle, Alcaucìn, 0034 623011802 

 

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The rate of infections by COVID19 continues to rise in Axarquia: {Translation}
-On Tuesday 10th May, among the population over 60 years of age, which is what the SAS currently provides data on, it is 643.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days in the Axarquia Health District.
-In this health area in the last week 140 cases have been confirmed in this age range in the last week. Five people have been admitted to hospital for COVID in the last week, one of them in the ICU. In addition, a new death has been confirmed due to the effects of the virus in the region, according to data compiled by Cadena SER Axarquía.
-By municipalities, Vélez-Málaga continues to be the one with the worst data with an incidence of 1019.8 positives per 100,000 inhabitants among the population over 60 years of age in the last two weeks. Data are also worsening in other municipalities such as Nerja, where this indicator is at 684.9 cases and Torrox where it has risen to 467.1.
-Health workers in Malaga warn that the seventh wave has begun and advise masks. Hospitals have 22 more patients admitted with Covid than a month ago and the rate rose 100 points in that period. From last Friday to Tuesday 10 May there were 70 more hospitalisations. In addition, the sale of antigen tests is soaring in Malaga. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/

SPAIN

E-cigarette and vape shops will be gone in five years: The Council of Ministers has approved this Tuesday the preliminary draft of the Tobacco Market Law that, among other measures, will progressively equate the control regime for the manufacture, distribution and retail trade of electronic cigarettes and novel tobacco devices – such as vapers – to that of conventional tobacco. “Thus, its exclusive sale in tobacconists will be regulated within a period of five years, through the network of tobacco outlets and state stamps,” reports the Ministry of Finance. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/

MALAGA

San Isidro This Weekend – See the San Isidro parade routes, schedules  and daily events for Alcaucín, Teba, Periana, Estepona, Nerja, Ardales, Navahermosa, Churriana, Almogía, Alameda & Benamocarra at this Spanish Website:  https://www.malagahoy.es/la-farola/san-isidro-malaga-provincia_0_1682233338.html

EUROPE

Europe Abolishes Mandatory Face Mask Requirement During Flights: Citizens who plan to travel to European countries by plane will no longer be required to wear a face mask in airports and during flights in Europe, starting from May 26, after such a requirement will officially be lifted on May 16.
Such a decision has been confirmed through a statement published by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as well as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

 

Draghi affirms that “most of the European importers” of Russian gas “have opened their accounts in rubles”: {Translation, 1st paragraph} May 11, 2022 – 9:17 PM
The Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, stated this Wednesday that “most of the European importers” of Russian gas “have opened their accounts in rubles” to pay Moscow and that the European Union has not officially ruled on whether the payment in local currency violates the sanctions imposed on the Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/

 

UK Opens Its Doors for Student Finance Applications for Undergraduates From EU: “You may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan and help with living costs if you’re from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland,” the statement published by the United Kingdom’s government reads. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

LOTTERY

EuroMillions: UK’s biggest National Lottery winner claims ticket to scoop record £184m jackpot: A claim has been received for the record-breaking £184 million EuroMillions jackpot prize won by a single UK ticket-holder. The lucky ticket-buyer has become the UK’s biggest ever National Lottery winner after coming forward on Wednesday to claim the jackpot.
The winning EuroMillions numbers on Tuesday were 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29 – plus the Lucky Star numbers 4 and 9. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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DigameXtra No. 2258 Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

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BluesCazorla Festival 2022: 7 – 9 July
The festival brings together more than 25,000 people each year during the 3 days that it runs. A unique event that transforms the City of Cazorla into the blues capital of the peninsula, turning Cazorla into an international benchmark for music and culture. Already on its 20th anniversary, it has received the “Keeping the Blues Alive” award from the prestigious Memphis Blues Foundation for the “Best International Blues Festival”
-Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
-Rory Gallaghers Band of Friends
-Popa Chubby
-Rick Estrin & the Nightcats (ex-members of Little Charlie & the Nightcats)
-Richard Ray Farrell
-Samantha Fish
-Eric Gales
-Raimundo Amador
-Nick Moss Band
-Reverend Shawn Amos
-Eduardo Pinilla Blues Band
-Amann & the Wayward Sons
The credits purchased for the festival postponed in 2020 and 2021 are fully valid without the need to make any changes.
Tickets €75 for 3 days: https://www.enterticket.es/eventos/bluescazorla-2022-693223  {Note: If anyone is planning to attend all 3 days of this event, I could use a ride there and back, and will happily share gas cost. If you know of cheap accommodation in Cazorla, I’d be interested. Please email me. -Naythan}

 

Richard Ray Farrell Trio: Live Traditional American Blues at Clarence Jazz Club. Sat, 14 May 10pm
C/ Danza Invisible 8 CP 29620 Torremolinos. Tel. 951918087  FB 

 

Flamenco In Progress: Sat, 21 May 8pm. Rocio Marquez & Bronquio present “Tercer Cielo” (Third Heaven). Teatro Villa de Torrox, Av. Issac Albeniz 3. 29770 Torrox 

 

Coín recovers its traditional Fiesta de la Naranja, which will take place on 14 May: The event will take place on a Saturday instead of Sunday as in previous years in order to boost tourism in Coín, a town celebrated for its oranges. Hosting the fiesta on a Saturday is a change that the town hall claim “will be beneficial both for visitors and for the hospitality industry”.
-The festival will include several tasting sessions, including fresh orange juice (12.30pm); orange and cod salad (2pm), and the traditional coineña orange soup (3pm). The tastings will be followed by the award ceremony for the Honorary Orange Prize.
-The festival will coincide with two other important cultural events: the Annette Deletaille speed-painting contest, which will be held in the grounds of the Santa María Convent between 9am and 2pm; and the Six Hours of Folklore initiative, which starts at midday and will present a variety of dance performances offered by troupes from different schools in the province. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/VIDEO LINK 

 

Ventana Abierta Jazz Club: The Ana Cisneros Trío
Friday May 13th 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Plaza Cavana, C/ Granada, 3, Nerja
Armchair: 18€ / New Stools: 14€
Booking: 690073871 / ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com
Web: www.ventana-abierta.es
Ana Cisneros is a nationally recognised singer thanks to her versatile role as a singer/drummer. This role, which began as an occasional feature and later became her main form of expression, makes her one of the most original singers of the moment in this country.
Since her arrival in Barcelona in 2006 she has collaborated with musicians of the stature of Jorge Rossy, Ignasi Terraza, Horacio Fumero, Perico Sambeat, Phil Wilkinson, Dave Mitchell, Dimitri Skidanov and Gareth Lockrane among others.
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Ruta del Tapa- Torre del Mar: May 6th thru May 22nd
Seventeen establishments are participating. Drink & Tapa = €3 

 

Festival of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues- Velez Malaga: {Translation}
The festival, which will take place Saturday, May 14, 9pm (€10), at Teatro del Carmen will feature the ‘Custom Blues Band’, a group from Malaga with proven experience. In second place will be ‘Escarlata O’hu’, a great melodic singer who perfectly combines the ballad, Pop Soul and Blues, all with great elegance and feeling. As headliner the event will feature the international star, Mama Paula Blues Band. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es

 

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Halting Erosion Using Vetiver Grass from Vetiver Spain:
Vetiver Grass is a fast growing non-invasive clumping grass that grows to 2 metres in height. It has a root system that grows to 3-4 metres deep and they are very strong.
The National Geographic Magazine has called them “Roots of Steel”.
Once Vetiver is established it is drought resistant.
We are located in Sayalonga and we can plant all year round but February and March are the best months to plant Vetiver. Vetiver loves the heat of a long summer to get established.
Decomposing Vetiver used as a mulch, improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away as it is a natural insect repellent. It is in the same family as Lemon Grass, which we also carry.
Vetiver also is a nutritious and replenishable animal feed. Horses, cattle, and pigs love it.
We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
To see more photos and videos please visit our DATA storage site located at http://www.vetiverspain.org.
This month we have some special offers that include shipping.
For more information or to organize a visit please contact us.
Our retail website: www.vetiverspain.com
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Telephone or Whatsapp at (34) 692 288 657
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For Sale: 6 nice, upholstered dining chairs. Surplus to requirements. 20 euros each.
Paul /Victoria, Torrox Campo 699600847 (WhatsApp)
Email: fellows186 AT hotmail D0T com
No track and 5 minutes from Pueblo 

 

For Sale: Telescopic puntals. 20 puntals. 1.7m in height 10 euros each or 8 euros each for the lot, hardly used
Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk

 

For Sale: 3 tier Silvercrest electric steamer including rice dish and instructions / timings 10 euros
Call Marcus, Alison / Nerja 606571139
marcali1979@gmail.com

 

Wanted: Cajon for loan, hire or cheap sale. A visiting English music duo have a gig on Saturday 21st May and would like to have the use of a cajon. If you can help please contact George, Maro. Mobile 653 058 825.

 

Recommendations & Requests

Passport Photos: Can anybody direct me to a photo shop or booth that will take a digital passport photo?
The You gove [sic] site for those living abroad says this is the best chance of the photo being conformable. It suggests going to a photo shop or booth that provides photo codes that can be used in UK passport applications. Does anybody know if there is such a shop near to where I live?
I live in Torrox and have a car.
Jenny, Torrox – jennytorrox at gmail dot com

 

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SPAIN

Departure dates and prices of the luxury tourist trains of Renfe that will resume this summer: {Translation, summary}
-The Tren Al Andalus, the Transcantábrico Great Luxury and Express the Robla recover their routes, offering its passengers an authentic luxury experience that includes travel, accommodation on board, sightseeing and gastronomic excellence. This year, as a novelty, it sets in motion the train, Costa Verde Express. See the prices & schedules summarized here, in Spanish: INFO LINK
English info on official RENFE website: https://www.renfe.com/es/en/experiences/luxury-journeys
VIDEO LINK 

 

Spanish consumer organisation warns of rental car shortage this summer: The OCU is advising people to book their hire car well in advance, pointing out that many companies offer free cancellation until close to the date the rental is due to begin, and it also recommends that those thinking of renting a car carefully compare prices and conditions online before selecting a company. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/

AXARQUIA

Six municipalities of la Axarquía will host the provincial chess series: {Translation, summary} Algarrobo, Almáchar, Cútar Frigiliana, Iznate, Nerja and Rincón de la Victoria, will be venues of this provincial chess series, which will begin May 29 in Alozaina and will conclude in Marbella on the 9th of October.
In the previous edition, participating were 1,118 chess players of different categories, ranging from Sub10 to Absolute.
The registrations are now open and can be made up to the day prior to each test. Contact thru  FB  as their website appears to be off-line.

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia’s new tourist housing decree- owners say it “criminalises” them: {Translation} 10 Mayo, 2022 – 14:10
-The regulation of tourist accommodation has always been a bone of contention and the processing of a new decree by the Junta de Andalucía is on its way to becoming another mess. The Association of Professionals of Tourist Homes and Apartments of Andalusia (AVVAPro) has announced today that it will present allegations to this new regulatory text and encourages all owners of this type of property to do the same because they understand that this decree “criminalises the sector and goes against private property”.
-The Governing Council of the Junta de Andalucía approved on 19 April that the Regional Ministry of Tourism should begin the process of drafting a new decree on tourist flats (AT) and tourist accommodation (VFT). Although they may seem to be the same thing, they are totally different, as tourist flats are practically considered hotels and are governed by their own rules, while the dwellings are owned by companies or individuals and have different requirements. The Junta wants to unify the regulation of the two.
-In the specific case of tourist accommodation, the Junta reported that “the operating conditions will be reviewed and the figure of the VFT management companies will be regulated as owners of the operation of several of these accommodations”, adding that “this figure will come to professionalise the operation of housing and to facilitate relations with the tourist administration”.
-The Andalusian association of tourist accommodation does not see it this way. In fact, its president, Carlos Pérez-Lanzac, points out that the decree that is to be implemented “is tremendously burdensome and does not reflect the reality of the sector or its importance in the economy of our region”. This association does not oppose the regulation to put TA and VFT in the same bag, but believes that the measure “comes to restrict intervene and corset the figure of the VFT, creating the professional figure of VFT to destroy it, and proposes some modifications for the TA where the basic criteria are relaxed with unambitious improvements”.
-AVVAPro stresses, as they have done on other occasions, that “private property is attacked when the conditions for the operation of the VFTs ensure that the same person or entity can only have two dwellings for tourist purposes in the entire autonomous community”. “Such a limit cannot be imposed if the aim is to professionalise the sector and serve consumers and users, as it would mean a significant loss of competitiveness for the destination,” they insist.
-The owners of tourist accommodation assure that the market is already “perfectly ordered” and give as an example the registration of properties in the Junta de Andalucía and the existence of “highly effective supervisory and inspection measures, in addition to the mechanisms established in the Horizontal Property Law to limit holiday homes”. The employers’ association stresses that in Andalusia there are 84,172 tourist homes -most of them in Malaga- which generate 15,100 direct jobs and an income of 1.8 billion euros.
-The emergence of tourist accommodation came as a complete surprise to the authorities a few years ago. There had always been individuals who had rented their homes to others to spend weeks or months in summer, but it was something practically homemade, by word of mouth or with the typical “for rent” sign hanging on the terrace. With the birth of Airbnb in 2008, this phenomenon multiplied, as any owner can put their property for rent to tourists on this platform and receive bookings directly through their mobile phone. Bookings were professionalised, demand, supply and business skyrocketed, catching the administrations off guard. It was and is easy money for the owners and a headache for the neighbours, especially when these flats are in fully residential buildings.
-In 2016 the Junta de Andalucía passed its first decree to try to regulate this situation, obliging owners to register the properties and comply with a series of requirements. The bubble subsided because not every property was suitable for tourism and the pandemic put the sector on the ropes as it was unable to receive clients, to the point that many of the owners switched to renting out their properties to long term tenants. Tourism is back, tourist properties are once again enjoying high occupancy rates – at the long weekend in May they exceeded 80% in Malaga city – and the regulatory mess is back. We will have to see what happens in the coming weeks, although we must not forget that the Andalusian elections are on 19 June. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/

 

Met Office warns another calima is due to hit the south of Spain later this week: Aemet, the Spanish Meteorological Office, is warning that the dreaded calima could affect Andalucía again his week. It is predicting that the Saharan dust will arrive in the south of Spain on Thursday and continue throughout Friday.
-For Thursday, the region can expect some cloudy intervals but little change to the temperatures, and on Friday the situation is expected to be similar although the maximum temperature may be a little lower. Friday will also be more windy, with strong force 7 winds in the Strait of Gibraltar, where a yellow warning will be in force from 10am. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 

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UKRAINE SUPPORT– Chef José Andrés is looking for volunteers in Malaga to give food to the refugees from Ukraine: {Translation, summary}
-Chef José Andrés needs people to help him in Málaga to feed refugees from the war in Ukraine. To do this, you have to go to the NGO’s website and fill in a simple form. The international organisation needs staff in Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga.
Info: https://wck.org/es-es/volunteer
Sign Up: https://wck.volunteerhub.com/lp/spain
To this end, it states in a letter that, for its food aid efforts, World Central Kitchen (WCK) activates its ‘Immediate Response Chefs’. These are professional cooks, logisticians and other specialists to set up and supervise the emergency kitchens they operate in the aftermath of a disaster.
In this case the exodus of Ukrainian refugees to Andalusia.
-Thus, the NGO warns that these efforts would not be possible without the work of volunteers, most of whom are local to the communities we assist. Some people travel to help us, but they do it on their own and make their own arrangements, but most are local. And that’s what they ask for: people from Malaga who are willing to help.
-Before going into service they will be trained to carry out the work they will be entrusted with within the structure of the organisation. They are looking for people with experience in a professional kitchen, all-terrain vehicles to help with the purchase and delivery of food, as well as anyone who is willing to serve fresh food with a smile.
-The various emergency kitchens being planned in these three Spanish cities will have varying capacities for our youngest helpers. To ensure health and well-being, safety precautions have been put in place by Covid. Masks must be worn at all times.
-Chefs and drivers with large vehicles for deliveries especially encouraged to apply.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/

 

Malaga Mayor Discouraging Rowdy Tourists Just When Publicans Are Praying For A Tourism Recovery – Costa del Sol mayor calls for crack down on stag and hen party noise and disturbance: They’re back. The outrageous outfits and group T-shirts with dubious slogans. The good weather and easing of Covid-19 restrictions have attracted stag and hen parties back to Malaga. Alcohol is a basic feature of these parties, and with it come the hullabaloo and unrestrained noise.
-The mayor, Francisco de la Torre, announced this Monday, 10 May, that the council will not allow Malaga to become an uncontrolled city and plans to take measures to prevent it. One idea is to install sound level monitors inside some tourist accommodation, although he didn’t give any details about how this would be done, so the authorities can take action if there is too much noise. He said that anyone who comes to the city has to abide by coexistence regulations and the council will take strong action if they do not.
-Although he admitted that the number of complaints has increased in recent weeks, he also said that in the city centre there were no more than five calls a day to complain about noise. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 

 

Malaga bids a sad farewell to its Russian Museum: The Russian State Museum in Malaga is no longer Russian. The works of art were packed and loaded into large lorries on Monday, before being taken back to St Petersburg by road, following the sanctions imposed by the EU on Putin’s government for the invasion of Ukraine. Photo: ñito salas/SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 

UK

British Airways blames Covid for cancellations and refuses to pay compensation: On the day when British Airways cancelled another 120-plus flights to and from its main base, London Heathrow, it has emerged that the airline is rejecting compensation claims for grounded flights.
-BA has serious resourcing issues which are leading to the daily cancellation of many domestic and European flights. The airline says that most passengers are informed well in advance. But if travellers are given less than two weeks’ notice, under European air passengers’ rights rules they are entitled to cash compensation of between £220 and £520 – depending on the length of the flight. The only grounds on which a carrier can reject a claim is if an “extraordinary circumstance” was responsible.
-Nick Goodess was due to fly from London Heathrow to Hanover on 24 April. His flight was cancelled with a week’s notice, and he applied for the statutory compensation. But the passenger was told: “Your claim’s been refused because flight BA978 on 24 April was cancelled as a result of the global pandemic caused by Covid-19.” Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/

EUROPE

Europe Gas Jumps as Ukraine Warns About Wednesday Transit Risks: Ukraine won’t accept gas at Sokhranivka, one of two cross-border points handling Russian flows, from 7 a.m. local time Wednesday after occupying forces disrupted operation at the compressor station, Ukraine’s Transmission System Operator said in a statement on its website. It’s still possible for gas to be rerouted to the second entry point, Sudzha, allowing European contracts to be fulfilled, it said.
Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/

 

Germany’s Oktoberfest to Be Held Again After Two Years, Mayor Says: Germany’s annual beer festival, Oktoberfest, will return to entertain tourists and locals in Munich in October, after a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to The Local, Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said that the festival would be held this year without any restrictions, which indicates that a surge in tourists to Germany is anticipated. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

USA

“2000 Mules” by Dinesh D’Souza (Documentary): US election fraud exposed in new movie. Watch full movie for free here.
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SPORTS

Tennis News- Italian Open:
-Novak Djokovic kicked off his quest for a sixth Italian Open title and the defence of his world number one ranking with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Aslan Karatsev in the second round on Tuesday.
Top seed Djokovic, who received a bye into the second round, is still seeking his first title of the year. If Djokovic does not reach the semi-finals in Rome, he will surrender top spot in the rankings to Russian Daniil Medvedev for a second time this year.
-Briton Emma Raducanu was unable to overcome a back injury which forced her to retire from her first round match against Bianca Andreescu at the Italian Open on Tuesday.
Raducanu, who had also struggled with a back injury during her previous tournament in Madrid and a hip injury earlier this year, was trailing 6-2 2-1 when she called it quits. Photo: REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
Sources: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle & https://www.reuters.com/ 

 

Golf News- Greg Norman insists he’s ‘not trying to destroy the PGA Tour’ as he reveals $2billion Saudi investment in golf league: Greg Norman insists the new LIV Golf Invitational Series is “not trying to destroy the PGA Tour.” Speaking to Sky Sports, the chief executive of LIV Golf Investments says he just wants to give players more choice. Defending the $2bn in financial backing that comes from the Saudi’s Public Investment Fund, he also insisted he did not “answer to Saudi Arabia.”
-While the likes of Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood look set to play the inaugural $25m at the Centurion Club near St Albans from June 9-11 with Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Martin Kaymer also rumoured to be keen to tee it up, Norman revealed a far more impressive line up will contest the first event. Full article: https://www.independent.ie/ 

 

Football News- UEFA approves the ‘new ‘ Champions’ from the season 24-25: The pivotal change in the reforms announced by the UEFA Executive Committee after its meeting on 19 April 2021 is the departure from the current format’s opening 32-team group stage. The present Champions League season begins with participants divided into eight groups of four. From the 2024/25 season, there will be a single league made up of all 36 competing clubs. This will give four more sides the opportunity to compete against the best clubs in Europe.
-Under the new format, teams will play four matches more than is currently the case. They will no longer play three opponents twice – home and away – but will instead face fixtures against 10 different teams, half of them at home and half of them away.
Full article: https://www.uefa.com/

TECH

Good News for Video & Music Editors Who Prefer Windows- Intel Releases Powerful New Processors Up To 5GHz Turbo:
-Intel today announced new 12th gen mobile processors under the HX name. The new family is a mobile equivalent of 12th gen desktop counterparts, and it comes in i5, i7, and i9 variants with up to 16 cores and 55W base power. Intel says these processors “utilize desktop-caliber silicon in a mobile package” to deliver a “high level of performance for professional workflows.”
-Intel’s 12th gen HX processors use the new hybrid core technology the company introduced earlier. Users will get to choose a model with up to 16 cores (8 performance and 8 efficiency) and 24 threads. According to the spec sheet, processors support up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4267, DDR5-4800, and LPDDR5-5200 of ECC RAM. Another notable aspect of the HX lineup is that Intel allows overclocking memory and cores for even more performance. Full article: https://www.neowin.net/
Info For Techies Regarding The New Generation Processors: P-Cores vs E-Cores & Intel’s New CPUs, at https://www.cgdirector.com/p-cores-vs-e-cores/ 

FINANCIAL

The Euribor skyrockets and makes mortgages rise more than €400 on average per year: The market is already discounting the next interest rate hikes with the consequent upward momentum of the Euribor. The most widely used indicator for calculating mortgages in Spain closed last April at 0.013% and recorded its first positive rate in six years. With signs of continuing to rise in the coming months and moving away from the minimum it set in January 2021 (-0.505%), families with variable mortgages and who have to review their credit with the April figure will be forced to pay around 400 additional euros a year depending on the conditions of each contract. Full article:
https://spainsnews.com/

OTHER

Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ becomes the most expensive 20th-century work of art: The silkscreen painting has sold at auction for $195 million, surpassing the previous world record held by Pablo Picasso. This is not only the highest-ever price paid for the work of an American artist, it also sets the world record for the most expensive 20th-century work of art – a title previously held by Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers (1955), which sold at auction for $179.5 million in 2015. Photo: Ted Shaffrey (AP). Full article: https://english.elpais.com/ 

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Harley & Beach 2022: 3rd, 4th and 5th June.
This year we are holding it at the Charcón Beach Club, right on the beach. Hotel next to the event, weekend packages available. Live bands- The Howlin’ Ramblers(3rd) + Suzette & More Quintet (4th) + Boliches Brothers (4th) FB 

 

Guitarist Laura Killeney: Legends Bar- Torre del Mar.
Friday 13 May 20.00 – 22.00.
Location: Cipriano Maldonado Jimenez 9G (T.d.M)
For table booking / Event Food Chicken Tikka Masala please pre-book. FB 

 

III Rockers Friends Rumble: May 13-15. 8 Bands + DJs.
Hotel Las Palmeras, Fuengirola. Info: 952472700  FB 

 

VIII Ruta de la Tapa- Nerja: 27 May-12 June
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Displante Festival at Autocine Malaga: Concert at the drive-in theater
Sunday 12Jun, from noon.
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COVID

The Sanitary District of la Axarquía exceeds the rate of 500 cases for COVID19 in those more than 60 years old: {Translation, summary} 9May22
-The figure is even worse in Vélez-Málaga, where it stands at 904.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-The Axarquia Health District maintains a coronavirus infection rate of more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in two weeks. In the last seven days, 94 more positive cases have been confirmed among the population over 60 years of age and another 10 people have had to be hospitalised for COVID19.
-The figure is even worse in Vélez-Málaga, where the two-week rate is 904.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-As far as Nerja is concerned, this rate stands at 547, always among the population over 60 years of age, according to data provided by Cadena SER Axarquia.
-On the other hand, the spokesperson for the Andalusian Government’s coronavirus monitoring group, Doctor Inmaculada Salcedo, acknowledged that health professionals “are afraid” of the increase in the number of admissions due to the exponential increase in contagions in recent days as a result of the crowds, the removal of masks indoors and the celebration of mass festivals such as the Feria de Abril, where, she acknowledged, it has been observed that “people have become excessively relaxed”.
-Salcedo has insisted on the recommendation to use the masks in closed premises, with little ventilation and where people accumulate.
-Likewise, the sale of COVID tests has increased in pharmacies in Malaga after the removal of the mask.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/

SPAIN

***CONFLICTING NEWS WARNING***
THE NEXT TWO ARTICLES DIRECTLY CONTRADICT
EACH OTHER, BOTH DATED 9MAY22

Brussels gives Spain and Portugal the go-ahead to cap the wholesale price of gas: Now the Spanish Cabinet will have to approve the decree which lays down the conditions and technical details of a measure which will be much more complex than it appears: capping the price of gas on the wholesale market at 40 euros per Megawatt hour to begin with, then lifting it to 50 euros/MWh for the rest of the period, during a maximum of 12 months. The restriction means the electricity pool could drop to around 130 or 140 euros/MWh, compared with the more than 200 euros/MWh in recent weeks. In other words, electricity bills could be reduced by around 35 per cent. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/brussels-given-spain-20220509175732-nt.html

 

Brussels tells Spain and Portugal that it has not yet taken a decision on the gas cap proposal: {Translation}
-The European Commission has replied to Spain and Portugal on Monday that it has not yet taken a formal decision on the Iberian proposal to cap the price of natural gas for electricity generation, but has only issued a preliminary assessment of the draft it has received from the governments of both countries.
-“Although no formal decision has been taken at this stage, the Commission remains in close contact with the Spanish and Portuguese authorities on the design of the measure,” a European Commission spokesperson told Europa Press.
-The EU executive has indicated that it has “recently” received a draft of the technical measure that included “a large number of relevant details” on the political agreement of the ‘Iberian derogation’. However, the spokesperson for the European Commission has assured that to date only “a preliminary assessment” has been shared.
-In this regard, sources from the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge consider this to be the “usual procedure”, as Europa Press has learned. They consider it to be “a kind of pre-authorisation” if the legislative proposal presented by Spain and Portugal does not deviate from what has been presented to date.
-“Some information is still pending and is expected [to be included] in the formal notification, which will happen soon. The Commission’s main objective is to reach solid and legal decisions as soon as possible,” said the EU spokesman.
-On Monday, sources from the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge confirmed to Europa Press that, having received the preliminary approval from Brussels for the so-called ‘Iberian derogation’, “they are still working to be able to take it to the Council of Ministers tomorrow or as soon as possible”.
-Spain and Portugal sent their joint proposal to the European Commission at the end of last week, after weeks of arduous technical negotiations.
-Under the agreement reached with the EU executive, the reference price for gas will initially be set at around 40 euros/MWh, with an average price of 50 euros/MWh over the 12 months it is in force.
-This agreement, in line with the decision of the European Council of 24 and 25 March, compatible with the treaty and the regulations, will enable a temporary mechanism, the so-called ‘Iberian derogation’, to be put in place and provide coverage until the end of next winter.
-In addition, all consumers will benefit from this mechanism, especially those who are indexed to the daily market (spot), those on the regulated tariff, the so-called PVPC. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-bruselas-replica-espana-portugal-no-aun-tomado-decision-propuesta-limitar-gas-20220509200940.html

COSTA DEL SOL

Did you see a mysterious line of lights in the sky over the Costa del Sol early this morning?: To find out, we asked astrophysicist José Maria Madiedo of the Andalucía Astrophysics Institute, who is also the head researcher at the Smart Project.
-“They were artificial satellites,” he told us. Specifically, they were Starlink satellites from the SpaceX project, which is owned by the multimillionaire Elon Musk, and 53 of them were launched from Florida on 6 May. They have been visible for the past few days as a line in the night sky, but over time they will separate and will not be so obvious. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 

TORRE DEL MAR

Torre del Mar presents the VIII Legua y XXX Milla Nocturna (Night) Races: {Translation} Juan Carlos Gámez, president of the Club Atletismo Rincón Fertilidad Vélez, informed that “the races will start at 21:00 hours from the sports tracks next to the lighthouse. The route will run along the Paseo Marítimo in Torre del Mar. From 21:00 hours the U-12 and U-14 races will take place over a distance of 1,609 metres. At 21:15 and 21:30 the U-8 and U-10 will compete over a distance of 700 metres. At 21:45 the U-16 and upwards will start the absolute race over a distance of 5 kilometres. Along the route, runners will be offered refreshment points”. More info: http://www.atletismovelez.es/ 

ANDALUCIA

Andalucía adapts its face mask rules to the national Covid regulations: The regional Ministry of Health says the change is justified by the fact that the number of new coronavirus infections over a 14-day period has stabilised.
This means the word ‘obligatory’ has been dropped when referring to masks in residential care homes and home help services. The use of masks, aprons and gloves is no longer compulsory for carers who go into people’s homes, either, but they are also obliged to comply with any changes the government in Madrid might make to the regulations.
Masks are now only necessary (mandatory) on public transport and flights and in common areas in health centres and health settings (including pharmacies). Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/

MALAGA

Malaga Police seize 11 kilos of gummy bears found to be laced with MDMA-like substance: {Translation, summary}
-Eleven kilograms of gummy bears impregnated with 25N-NBOMe, a hallucinogenic substance better known as “La Bomba”, have been seized by the police in the province of Malaga.
-In the operational phase of the investigation, seven searches were carried out in various properties and premises in Benalmádena, Cártama, Alhaurín el Grande and Málaga.
-25N-NBOMe is a hallucinogenic substance, in the MDMA group of psychedelics, known as “The Bomb”, which is sold as an alternative to LSD or magic mushrooms.
There are several variations of this drug, but 25-NBOMe is its most potent and abused form, as its effects are very long lasting in the body, lasting twelve hours or more. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/ 

EUROPE

Headlines from Schengenvisainfo.com- Click the headline to read the article:
Travel Restrictions on International Music Tours to Be Facilitated
Sweden Reintroduces Border Controls Citing “Terrorist Threats & Shortcomings” at External Borders
Malta Further Relaxes Its COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Belgium Travel: Current COVID-19 Entry Rules & Other Restrictions Explained

SPORTS

Tennis News- Alcaraz stands at number six in the world after winning in Madrid: {Translation, summary}
-Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz moved up to number six in the ATP rankings on Monday, the highest of his career, after winning the Mutua Madrid Open title, the fourth Masters 1000 of the year, and is now second in the Race to Turin.
-The Spaniard, who defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the final at the Caja Mágica on Sunday (6-3, 6-1), has moved up from ninth to sixth after defeating three top five players and scoring 955 points at the Spanish tournament to reach a total of 4,773.
-Serbian Novak Djokovic, whom the player from El Palmar eliminated in the semi-finals, continues to lead the ranking (8,260) ahead of Russian Daniil Medvedev (7,990) and Zverev (7,020), who was unable to defend his title in Madrid. Spaniard Rafa Nadal, also a victim of Alcaraz in the quarter-finals, and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas complete the Top 5 as fourth (6,435) and fifth (5,750) respectively.
-Among the rest of the Spaniards, Asturian Pablo Carreño and Roberto Bautista from Castellón remain eighteenth and nineteenth, respectively, and Alejandro Davidovich from Malaga retains his 29th position. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/

 

Tennis News- Veteran Wawrinka rekindles fire with rare win in Rome: Stan Wawrinka believes he has what it takes to get back to playing “great tennis” again, the former world number three said after claiming his first victory in 15 months at the Italian Open on Monday.
The 37-year-old Swiss knocked out 14th seed Reilly Opelka 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the Rome first round to win for the first time since last year’s Australian Open.
Playing just his third match of the season, the three-time Grand Slam champion rallied from a set and a break down to beat the 6ft 11 inch (2.1 metre) American and set up a second round with Serbian qualifier Laslo Djere. Full article: https://www.france24.com/ 

HEALTH

Covid-19- Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial: {British Medical Journal, 02Nov21}
-A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook Jackson (video 1), emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day. Jackson has provided The BMJ with dozens of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails.
(Note: Sometimes it takes a while for these articles from technical journals to surface. This was published 6 months ago, but is only now making the rounds. -Ed.)
Full article: https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635

TECH

Bought A New Computer Without An Operating System Trying to Save a Few Euros?: {DigameXtra} You see these for sale on Amazon, “laptop without operating system” (portatil Sin Sistema operativo). They are generally €80 to €150 cheaper than an identical model with Windows installed. Unless you intend to run a free version of Linux, you are going to need a copy of Windows to install. Here is what to expect.
-Although Windows 11 is a free upgrade if you’re running a licensed copy of Windows 10 on your PC, Microsoft has now rolled out physical retail boxes of Windows installers. These can be purchased, or at least ordered, from larger computer stores. Amazon.es has several offerings, all with bad reviews warning of scams and installation failures. Better to buy it from a store you can return it to if necessary.
-Windows 11 Home comes with a light background while Pro features a dark background. The former is priced at $139.99 while the latter carries a price tag of $199.99. These are exactly the same prices as Windows 10 Home and Pro, respectively.
-If you’re wondering what the box actually contains, there’s a USB flash drive containing the installation and an activation key.
-If you know how to install Windows and make a bootable installer, then another method is available. Using a working computer, you can go to the Windows download center and create a bootable installer for free, all you need is a 16Gb USB flash drive. Once that is installed on the new computer you have 3 days to activate Windows. To do that you need a Windows licence key for that exact version of Windows, HOME or PRO. These should only be purchased from trusted sellers. Often times with these grey-market licences the activation fails after 6 months. The internet is full of offers by scammers who will abuse your credit card info. BEWARE! Reference: https://www.neowin.net/ 

FINANCIAL

Wall Street’s losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide: Wall Street is tumbling toward its lowest point in more than a year on Monday as renewed worries about China’s economy pile on top of markets already battered by rising interest rates.
-The S&P 500 was 2.3% lower in afternoon trading after coming off its fifth straight losing week, its longest such streak in more than a decade. It joined a worldwide swoon for markets. Not only did stocks fall across Europe and much of Asia, but so did everything from old-economy crude oil to new-economy bitcoin.
Full article: https://apnews.com/

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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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DigameXtra No. 2256 Monday, May 9th, 2022

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices
***Trips***
May
-20th – Boat Trip from Benalmadena Port to Fuengirola with time to explore Fuengirola Harbour €28 includes coach, tips and boat trip to Fuengirola. Fuengirola is one of the oldest fishing ports on the Costa del Sol and has a plethora of fabulous fish restaurants. So if you fancy a fishy lunch…
-25th – Trip to Montefrio, Granada Province. Price €30 and includes, coach fare, tourist train and drivers tip. Montefrio is a municipality in the province of Granada. The ruins of a Moorish castle sit near the highest point. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century.
June
-2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-24th – A visit to the fabulous Alhambra Palace. The price is 60€pp and includes Entry to the Palace and Guide. If this is not to your liking, stop off at the largest shopping centre in Europe, The Nevada Centre for 20€pp
The Phoenix Social Club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 /626370695 or
email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page. 

 

Bio Beach Activities- El Morche: Wed. May 11 at 11am
Speaker: Norma with a Power Point Presentation titled: “Did you Know?” I invite you to join me for a fascinating visual frolic in history, geography, botany, zoology, etc., when I feature amazing tasty tidbits on what we may not have learned in school or anywhere else. For example, have you ever flown through a rainbow? How about street vendors of mummies in Egypt in 1965? Or did it ever cross your mind how big were Christopher Columbus Caravelas compared to other ships of that time? Or did you know there is such an animal as an Artic Hare or heard of Baby Cages? These are only a small sampling of what we’ll review together. Bring your questions, I love to make up the answers! LOL! The Bio Beach lectures are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programmes are presented in an effort to attract more members (12€ annually). Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you then! Please come early as we are running out of seats before 11am. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 

 

Torrox Job Fair: Wednesday 11th May, from the Ayuntamunto de Torrox, we have prepared the car park of the Zona Deportiva de la Granja to place the CLECE bus allowing visitors access to the program Málaga Emplea for the hiring of 500 people in the province of Malaga. An opportunity to access the labour market in a direct and close way.
The opening hours will be from 09:30 am to 17:30 pm, uninterrupted.
To attend the interviews, those interested should request an appointment by calling 900 901 911.  FB 

 

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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
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
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Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 

 

Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

ADH Group Spain- At ADH storage we provide storage that meets all your requirements:
From temporary to long term storage, we can find a solution for you. We have storage units in Competa and Puente Don Manuel, which are all dry and secure. All sizes of storage are accommodated. Do you need a suitcase stored or a full house move?
Phone us for a no obligation quote and ask for Gail on 0034 698958566 or email adhspain@gmail.com
Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.   

 

Malagalingo Spanish School:
Absolute success of our INTENSIVE COURSES to improve your oral Spanish in just one week with a relaxed atmosphere and conversational method.
So we continue with the courses in May. Hurry up, there are only 3 places left.
And if you prefer less hours you can come to the SINGLE CONVERSATION LESSONS for all levels from absolute beginners. From only 7€/hour. No registration required
All our classes take place on the BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE.
Golden Club 50+ Senior Students
See more information in the photos below or contact us at
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
malagalingo@gmail.com
+ (34) 650 479 493
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La domadora y el león Craft Beer Store of Frigiliana- Summer Hours:
Tuesday: 11:30-15:00
Wed thru Sat: 11:30-15:00 & 18:00-21:00
Tel. 619 74 96 53. C/ Rosarico La Joaquín, 26 29788 Frigiliana  FB 

 

Yoga Vidya Torrox-Costa: If not now, when?
Whether strengthening the cardiovascular system or the immune system, if you want to burn fat or promote general health, our health and yoga classes will support you in your goal. We would be pleased to meet you and help you to improve your fitness.
You can find our studio “Yoga Vidya Torrox-Costa” in the Avda. America Bl.88, just left of the Medical Center.
Contact Ralf and Monika: freitag.ralf@web.de
See poster below with our current timetable. 

 

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BluCee Real Estate:
WOW what a day the BluCee team had on Friday!
It started early with preparations for Sunday’s ‘OPEN HOUSE’ in Caleta de Velez.
Followed by a viewing in Torrox Costa. The Spanish client made an offer there and then, following a few negotiations the sale was agreed.
An early lunch, a few phone calls and some emails. All of which resulted in two more agreed sales, with Dutch and German buyers.
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja. We cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Corner unit. Yute with natural shelves Measurements
39cms into corner 60 across front 180cms height. Price 180€
-Sideboard. Natural & Yute Beautiful solid top natural & waxed sideboard with new bronze handle Measurements 150 x 40 x 81cms Price 240€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-2 pairs of curtains plus rails & matching items. The bay window measures 3m W and curtains are 2m L, small pr, 137cm L window pole width is 120cm, plus 4 matching cushions and foot stool, and tie backs. 25€, collect or meet?
-Chest. 4 drawer light wood chest of drawers. As new, 20€ buyer collects.
-Phone & Mifi. Mobile phone Nokia 1600, used as a PAYG, when in Spain. All it needs is a new pin card. PLUS TP-Link 3G mobile wifi (mifi for internet connection using mobile data card via phone networks). Plus chargers and one spare. 15€ for both. Collect or arrange meeting local to Manzano Bajo.
Olive, Manzano Bajo, between Torrox Costa and El Morche
+44(0) 7501182382
Email: ojr49 AT hotmail D0T co.uk 

 

News & Articles

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AXARQUIA

Pilgrimage Dispute: {Translation, summary} The small and quiet hamlet of Los Romanes, with barely 400 inhabitants, belonging to the municipality of La Viñuela, in the heart of the Axarquia, is in turmoil these days due to a decision that has divided the neighbours. After two years of forced stoppage due to the pandemic, the Junta de Festejos has agreed to change the route of the pilgrimage planned for the last weekend of this month, on 27, 28 and 29 May, in the area around the Viñuela reservoir, next to the football pitch. The pilgrims come from the three main towns of the locality, with a population of barely 2,000.
Those from La Viñuela, who carry the image of San José, and Los Gómez, who carry the Virgen del Carmen, will follow the same route as always. However, the pilgrims from Los Romanes, who venerate the Virgen de la Milagrosa, will have to travel twice as far as in 2019, some 17 kilometres, compared to the 8 kilometres they used to travel before. A group of residents have started a collection of signatures through the Change.org portal, which already has 200 signatures, to try to rectify this decision. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/ 

ANDALUCIA

Latest Survey Shows Andalucia Moving to the Right- The Conservative PP would win 48 deputies, seven more than the whole of the left and Right-Wing Vox would get 20 seats: {Translation, summary}
The electoral poll published this Sunday by Vozpópuli has indicated that the PP would win the Andalusian elections with 37.2% of the votes and 48 deputies, a figure that would place it above all the left-wing parties, which together would total 41. For its part, Vox would obtain 20 seats and 16.9% of the votes, while Ciudadanos would disappear after the 21 deputies obtained in the last elections of 2018, reaching a percentage of 3.3%. According to this poll by Hamalgama Métrica for Vozpópuli, collected by Europa Press, Juanma Moreno’s PP would not obtain an absolute majority (55), so it would need the support of Macarena Olona’s VOX party to be able to govern the Junta de Andalucía. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/

MALAGA

Doctors to protest in Malaga to demand improvements in Andalucian Health Service: The Andalucian Medical Union (SMA) has called a new rally for Monday, May 9, this time in front of the Territorial Department of Equality, Health and Social Polities of the Junta de Andalucia in Malaga.
The protest, set to start at 11.30am, has been organised so that doctors can demand quality primary care and the improvement of conditions for those working in the emergency services in primary care. Full article: EuroWeeklyNews

 

Coasts authority begins dumping 300,000 cubic metres of sand to replenish beaches: Up to 300,000 cubic metres of sand will be needed to stabilise the beaches of Malaga, the Costa del Sol and the Axarquía which were damaged by the storms of 4 and 5 April.
-The works are being carried out by the central government’s coasts authority in coordination with the affected town councils and have been divided into five sections: Nerja, Torrox and Algarrobo; Vélez-Málaga, Rincón de la Victoria and Malaga; Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Mijas; Marbella; and Estepona, Casares and Manilva. The work will involve an investment of 2.1 million euros and will be carried out throughout this month, with the aim of having the beaches ready to welcome bathers at the beginning of the summer. Photo:SALVADOR SALAS/SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/

EUROPE

Two Days Left to Get Half Price Intertail Passes: The last day of the sale is  Tuesday, May 10. The 50 per cent discount applies to the so-called ‘Continuous Passes’. These passes allow unlimited travel for one, two, or three months on the national railways of the participating countries. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Madrid Open- Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz swept aside world number three Alexander Zverev in straight sets: Alcaraz, 19, who stunned both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on his way to the final, won 6-3, 6-1 against Zverev in little over an hour.
Zverev, the defending champion who also won in Madrid in 2018, had no answer to the depth and power of Alcaraz’s groundstrokes and was broken decisively in the sixth game of the first set and four times in the second. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/

 

F1 News- Verstappen wins inaugural Miami Grand Prix over Leclerc after late Safety Car drama: Max Verstappen won the first ever Miami Grand Prix, having pried the lead off Ferrari’s pole-sitter Charles Leclerc early in the race, and defended it in an enthralling late-race battle. Full article: https://www.formula1.com/

TECH

Time To Update Android: Google has released monthly security patches for Android with fixes for 37 flaws across different components. Be sure to update your operating system, then visit the App Store and make sure your apps are all up to date. Reference: https://thehackernews.com/

 

WhatsApp is rolling out free upgrades for iPhone and Android: The update means you can now have much larger group chats, and you can also send much larger files than before. But the feature that’s going to be used the most is the new reactions feature, which enables you to respond to messages with emoji. That’s going to be particular important in group chats, where it’s useful to show you’ve seen a message without adding to the firehose of messages. It’s something we’ve already got in similar messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, and it’s very useful. Full article: https://www.t3.com/ 


New Malware Campaign- Previously Unseen Version of “Fileless” Malware Evades Consumer Level Anti-Virus Programs: {DoctorLaptop} Most anti-virus programs find malware by scanning your files. A few of the more sophisticated anti-virus programs use very basic “heuristics” that can identify malware by its startup pattern. However it takes a professional level scan with “advanced heuristics”, which observes “activity patterns” to identify fileless malware. These scans require the device be connected to the internet (the faster the better), so suspect activity can be observed, identified and removed in real time by the scanner company’s super-computer. These scans often take 8 to 12 hours each, and I have super fast internet! The scan must be repeated until you get an all-clean result. If malware was found, after it has been successfully cleaned, the Windows registry must be scanned, and patched if the removal caused damage. Then the Windows operating system must pass the “system integrity scan”. If damage is found there, then that must be patched. Now you have a malware-free, corruption-free, computer. This is included in every “Full Computer Maintenance Service” I do.  A professional level annual service using the most powerful heuristic tools is strongly recommended to keep your device running at maximum performance / security and to extend its longevity.
{Hacker News} A new malicious campaign has been spotted taking advantage of Windows event logs to stash chunks of shellcode for the first time in the wild.
“It allows the ‘fileless’ last stage trojan to be hidden from plain sight in the file system,” Kaspersky researcher Denis Legezo said in a technical write-up published this week. “The actor behind this campaign is quite capable,” Legezo said. “The code is quite unique, with no similarities to known malware.” Full article:
https://thehackernews.com/

SPACE

Blood Moon total lunar eclipse 2022- Everything you need to know: The first lunar eclipse of 2022 will take place on May 15 and 16, depending on your time zone. A total lunar eclipse, which happens as the full moon moves into the deep umbral shadow of the Earth, will be visible in total phase from portions of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the east Pacific. A “blood moon” happens when Earth’s moon is in a total lunar eclipse. While it has no special astronomical significance, the view in the sky is striking as the usually whiteish moon becomes red or ruddy-brown. See times in image below. Full article: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2022-may-16
More complete info: https://www.space.com/blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-may-2022-guide 

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Weekly Markets
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

Taxi
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
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
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/
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DigameXtra No. 2255 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, May 7th, 2022

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Dana & Gianni in concert: Saturday, May 7 “The soul on the voice.” From 4.30 pm in Bío Beach Club, Paseo Marítimo El Morche. Book your table: +34 657 364 594 

 

Festival of Craft Beer ‘Birra&Art” of Rincon de la Victoria:
The event will take place from Friday May 13 to Sunday 15 at the Plaza Al Andalus. Vendors will offer up to 55 different types. The beers can be enjoyed from a price of 3 euros.
The Festival program includes live music concerts in the Pop Rock style: Merci Players, on Friday, May 13 (10:00 p.m.), Mita i Mita and Money Makers, on Saturday, May 14 (3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. hours), and on Sunday, May 15, Joker Rock Band, (5:00 p.m.). All concerts are free. 
The festival will open to the public on Friday May 13 at 12:00. The schedule for the rest of the days of the Festival is from 12:00 to 01:00, and on Sunday from 12:00 to 19:00. 

 

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It includes: 
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This Triple Set is for all skin types. Each product smells gorgeous, it is easy to apply, gentle to skin, highly moisturizing, effective at softening hard skin and reducing wrinkles and spots.
– It is economic as each product is long lasting.
– Original price 65€ per set, Now 59€ !
MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin

We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Cobra 3-SW. 50euros
-Ping G10 3 and 5 woods. 60 euros each
-Hill Billy Trolley Travel Cover never been out of box.15 euros.
Jackie /John at Torrox Campo, 5 mins from Pueblo.
Mobile 687675755. 

 

For Sale, 2 items: Thundershirts for dogs. Ideal for anxious dogs especially when there are thunderstorms or fireworks.
I have 2 for sale
-P 1 x xs 20 euros
-1 x large 15 euros
The large one has a small tear as shown in photos
Lyn, Vinuela, whatsapp 686694002
email: lyn.wannell@yahoo.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Electric cement mixer, in good working order. 50€ ono
-Wheel barrow with a solid wheel 20€.
-Extendable long arm pruner. Bought from Bauhaus 3 yrs ago, €139. Little used. 70€.
John / Olive. Manzano Bajo, between torrox costa and el Morche. Buyer collects, +44(0) 7501182382
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COVID

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía adds 44 Covid deaths in three days – compared to the ten on Tuesday: Regarding the 44 deaths, 15 were reported in Seville, eight in Cordoba, six in Malaga, five in Jaén, four in Granada, three in Cadiz, two in Almeria and one in Huelva. In addition, Andalucía has registered a rise of 39 patients hospitalised for coronavirus compared to 3 May, making the current total 765, while the number of admissions to intensive care units has dropped by one to stand at 46.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/

 

Covid Malaga- 62 new hospitalized and 6 new deaths in Malaga from coronavirus since Tuesday: {Translation} 6May22
-Andalusia has registered a total of 7,644 new cases of coronavirus since Tuesday, of which 3,129 have occurred in people over 60.
-The region has 44 deaths in three days (compared to ten on Tuesday), which brings the overall figure to 13,673 people. Of the 44 deaths, 15 were reported in Seville, eight in Cordoba, six in Malaga, five in Jaen, four in Granada, three in Cadiz, two in Almeria and one in Huelva.
-In addition, Andalusia has recorded on Friday 6 May a rise of 39 patients hospitalised for coronavirus compared to 3 May to a total of 765, while admissions to intensive care units (ICU) fell by one to 46.
-With regard to the current average incidence of infection in Andalusia in the last 14 days in people over 60 years of age, this stands, according to the IECA, at 524 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (3.4 points more than three days ago), with the province of Cordoba leading the way with 789.8, followed by Huelva with 763.4; Jaen with 704.2; Almeria with 640.1; Cadiz with 463.3; Granada with 443.6; Seville with 418.4; and Malaga with 407.
-By provinces, Seville has the highest number of positive cases these days with 1,339, followed by Cadiz with 1,299, Malaga with 1,204, Cordoba with 981, Granada with 824, Jaen with 794, Huelva with 602 and Almeria with 601. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/

ANDALUCIA

These are the areas most at risk of West Nile fever in Andalucía: West Nile fever (WNF) is an emerging disease in Europe. It occurs seasonally, from May to November in Spain and is caused by West Nile virus (WNV) types one and two, which are the two variants that have so far shown evidence of affecting humans. The virus is transmitted through the bite of certain species of mosquitoes. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com 

SPORTS

Tennis News- Alcaraz overpowers Nadal at Madrid Open: In a clash of generations, Spanish teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz overcame an injury to defeat his idol Rafael Nadal 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Friday.
The 19-year-old Alcaraz recovered from a bad ankle twist early in the second set to earn his first victory against the 21-time Grand Slam champion, marking what could be the beginning of a change of guard in Spanish tennis.
The youngster considered by many in Spain as Nadal’s successor will play his first Madrid final against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who eased past Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 6-4.
Full article: https://www.washingtontimes.com/ 

SPACE

The 1st solar eclipse of 2022 is stunning in these satellite views:
The solar eclipse of April 30, 2022, was visible from the GOES-16 satellite. (Image credit: NOAA) Full article: https://www.space.com/

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 

 

Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

 

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Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
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Weekly Markets
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

Taxi
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Torrox: 952 531 030
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Ambulance: 061
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Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 2254 Friday, May 6th, 2022

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