DigameXtra No. 1647 Saturday, June 6th 2020

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Opening by appointment- June 21st: The Garden will be opening on Sunday June 21st, however with some limitations on numbers and, of course, distancing. Please note that for the time being the Garden may NOT BE OPEN regularly on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, as previously.
Please contact us to make an appointment and please accept our apologies if we have to limit the duration of your visit in order to permit others to enter, but this will be dependent on the level of enquiries.
Private visits on weekdays are encouraged as this will minimise interaction with others and you will likely have the Garden to yourselves.
For those who have forgotten about us through the recent ‘quiet period’, there are many, many sculptures by a wide variety of international artists set within a lush tropical garden and there is usually live Baroque Chamber Music to add to your enjoyment.
There are many places to sit, relax and appreciate the views inside and out.
Only 20 minutes from Almuñécar. Directions on the website.
We hope to see you again soon.
609 706 210/639 563 213
nick at kittyharri dot com ; www.kittyharri.com
Jete, Granada

 

ZZ PUB Events:
-Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 11:55 PM – 2:55 AM. Aplazado –The Cigar Box Blues Band with Ricardo Texidó.
-Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 12 AM – 7:01 AM. The Killer Rockets
ZZ PUB, C/ Tejón y Rodríguez, 6, 29008 Málaga  FB link

 

POSTPONED- Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del Mar postponed till next year: Tickets already bought for this year’s July 4-6 event will be valid for next year’s 30 June – 3 July 2021 event, but refunds are available for a two-week period from 6 June. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/05/weekend-beach-festival-torre-20200605190852.html

 

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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving UK June 28th Arrive Torrox Mid June 30th
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain July 10th Arrive UK July 12th
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month. Also unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 3 tonne.
Full £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 / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com or email: euroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Face book Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number

 

English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
Care at home.
– Nurse Supported –
– A realistic option to Residential Care –
Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548
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Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425

 

UPDATED: Good news- Casa Magel is now reopened.
Everything deep cleaned and following strict social distancing requirements.
We are offering the same great deals as before 55€ per night B&B, 2 night special which includes one evening 3-course meal for 2 including wine,120€ or our 3-night special evening meal with wine for 2 and tapas evening at a local bar or in house also for 2. 175€ extra nights are 55€.
Great outdoor space plenty of room to socially distance.
Good food, great hosts, amazing views, sparkling pool.
What is not to like.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
contact us on casamagel@yahoo.com or telephone 722879503

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Antique English Pine chest of drawers 80cm wide 40 cm deep, 95 cm high good condition. 250euros
-Antique English Pine washstand with marble top and hand painted Rye Tiles. 90cm wide, 45cm deep, 90cm high. 120euros
Situated in Canillas de Albaida
Jill Tel. 660146302

 

Recommendations & Requests

Flying Dogs: Does the weight of a dog get checked at the Malaga airport? Background- Our dog weighs about 9 kg and it too old to travel in the luggage section of an airplane.
Has anybody experienced at the Malaga airport that the dog actually gets weighed?
Please reply to Marina & Jan at
Email: riedberg@drei.at
Greetings from Frigiliana

 

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

Andalusian provinces of Málaga and Granada have been granted permission to move to Phase 3 with the rest of the region: Under the deescalation plan, each stage must be in place for a minimum of two weeks before a region can move to the next phase. This rule has been adhered to with the exception of the Andalusian provinces of Málaga and Granada, which have been granted permission to move to Phase 3 with the rest of the region, despite having only been in Phase 2 for a week.
Differences between Phase 2 and Phase 3 (Short Version): The main differences between Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the coronavirus deescalation plan are the limits put on capacity at restaurants, libraries and other public-facing facilities. For example, sidewalk cafes can open at 50% capacity under Phase 2, and at 75% under the latter. The number of people allowed in social gatherings is also higher, 20 compared to 15. Bars are also allowed to reopen under Phase 3, but with safety measures in place. Another important difference is that regional authorities assume control of the deescalation process during this stage, and can decide how long this last phase should last. (See the next story for a more comprehensive explanation of the Rules changes).
Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-06-05/more-than-half-of-spain-moving-to-phase-3-of-coronavirus-deescalation-plan-on-monday.html

 

What you can do in Phase Three? (Long Version): Read a detailed list of the new rules here. Source:
http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202006/05/what-phase-20200605132733.html

 

British Embassy Tells Nationals “No Need to Panic” In Regard To Residency Appointments in Spain: The Embassy has noted the influx of requests it has received regarding when residency appointments will resume. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/05/british-embassy-tells-nationals-no-need-to-panic-regarding-residency-appointments-in-spain/

 

Nerja town hall bans access to Chillar river: The council has banned bathing in the area after guidelines that they had provided for safe use were ignored by many visitors. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/05/town-hall-bans-access-20200605094635-v.html

 

A quarter of Venice is submerged under floodwaters as city is hit by near-record tides just two days after Italy reopened to tourists: The lagoon city’s iconic St Mark’s Square was pictured underwater on Thursday night, as a handful of visitors splashed about in the rain.
The flooding comes just two days after Italy reopened its borders to tourists in an attempt to salvage its summer season following coronavirus lockdown.
It also comes after Venice was hit by flooding three times last year – twice in November and once in December – causing billions in damage. Photo:NurPhoto/PA Images. Full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8391945/Quarter-Venice-flooded-just-two-days-Italy-reopened-tourists.html

 

Motril Temporarily Closes Beach Dog: The dog friendly beach in Motril’s Playa El Cable has been temporarily shut down as part of authority recommendations that limits the access of pets in bathing areas which is a preventative measure provided for under the COVID-19 restrictions. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/05/costa-tropicals-motril-temporarily-closes-beach-dog/

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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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. 1646 Friday, June 5th 2020

Welcome to DigameXtra !

The content of this blog site comes from its subscribers/followers but is subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. The Editor is Naythan.

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

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Jochen Janz Jams at Entonces Cafe: Mondays, 7pm. Right on the Paseo Maritimo, Marbella and enjoy the great Mediterranean Cuisine, Service and Live Music. Paseo marítimo de Marbella 5, Marbella, Spain 29602
+34 652 20 57 09  FB link

 

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Cómpeta Solar
-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es

 

Greek House- Now Open: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 19:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

Casa Magel:  Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
B B Breaks Malaga Campo Andalucia
If everything goes as planned re the virus recovery we will be fully open again as from the 1st June 2020
All health & safety procedures will be in place.
Hopefully, the Camino Del Rey will open next week.
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
Fed up with the bad weather and stuck indoors, well the sun is out again, give yourself a treat and have a mini-break at the lovely Casa Magel B & B in Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night. Our special offers are still available: 2 nights B&B with one night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2 sharing; 120€. We also have a 3-night break with B&B, one night 3-course meal with wine and another night tapas and drinks in a local bar or in house..170€. Available after the end of May. You can add any more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants, and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in.
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small factory where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3-course home-cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. Lockdown rules permitting.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction, we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales is a must.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com, contact us on casamagel@yahoo.com or telephone 722879503.
We get booked up pretty quickly, so book now for the Summer and bring some friends, we provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends.
All bookings will be on condition that the lockdown rules permit and no payment will be taken at the time of booking.

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Chunky solid pine Valet stand with drawer Price 65€
-Ikea ALang extending standard lamps Price 25€ Each
-Upcycled box cover. Stripped back to natural creme chalk paint & waxed Measurements Width 52.50cms Depth 35.50cms Price 40€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Brand New Premium UK Laptop, HP, 17″ display in HD, w/DVD + 11hr battery
Still sealed in original carton.
Model’s website: https://support.hp.com/ee-en/document/c06415604
Product name: HP Notebook – 17-by0031na
Product number: 7NA71EA
Microprocessor: Intel Pentium® Gold 4417U (2.3 GHz base frequency)
Memory, standard: 4 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB)
Video graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 610
Hard drive: 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Optical drive: DVD-Writer
Display: 43.9 cm (17.3″) diagonal HD+ SVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (1600 x 900)
Expansion slots: 1 multi-format SD media card reader
External ports: 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only); 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI 1.4b; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo
Battery type: 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
Battery life mixed usage: Up to 11 hours
Video Playback Battery life: Up to 10 hours
Webcam: HP TrueVision HD Camera with integrated digital microphone
Audio features: Dual speakers
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64
Pre-installed software: Netflix, 1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers
Manufacturer Guaranty: 1 year
Price: €470 firm. Buyer collects. DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675 993 069 (no calls before 11am please)

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Radiant gas fire, as new condition, 50 euros
-Light weight gas canister, 10 euros
-Free standing white cupboard with glass door, shelves and vanity mirror 38cm wide x 32cm deep x 126cm high. 20 euros
Jill. Algarrobo Costa. Tel 660146302

 

Wanted: Paper cutter. I’m looking to purchase one of the following cutting machines.
Silhouette cameo 3 or 4
Cricut explore air 2
Cricut maker
If anyone has any of the following please contact me on
stokehaggis66@hotmail.com , Based in Frigiliana
Cheers, Mark

 

Recommendations & Requests

Identify This Snake: Snake just above our drive in Torrox campo!
Is it a Montpellier snake?
Wes, wiziz007@hotmail.com

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

Congreso approves a sixth and final extension of Spain’s state of alarm until 21 June: The government will hand over control of lockdown easing to regional authorities in Phase Three, except for control of movement between regions. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202006/03/congreso-approves-sixth-final-20200603202237.html

 

U-Turn, Spain won’t be opening up land borders with France and Portugal until July 1st: Spain will reopen its land borders with France and Portugal on July 1, the tourism ministry said Thursday, reversing an earlier statement by the minister suggesting it would be earlier.
The clarification was issued after Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto told a foreign press briefing that the restrictions on cross-border movement with France and Portugal would be lifted on June 22nd. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200604/spain-to-reopen-land-border-with-france-and-ditch-14-day-quarantine

 

ECB again expanded its money-printing scheme: The European Central Bank approved a bigger-than-expected expansion of its stimulus package on Thursday to prop up an economy plunged by the coronavirus pandemic into its worst recession since World War Two. Full story:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecb-policy/ecb-gives-another-shot-of-stimulus-as-economy-reels-idUSKBN23A3D4

 

Free Wifi in Almuñecar’s Public Spaces: To be able to access the internet for a limited time but free of cost, the user must first register. The connection time per user will be 12 hours. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/04/free-wifi-in-al-munecars-public-spaces-thanks-to-the-eus-new-wifi4eu-programme-in-spain/

 

Premier League approves rule changes for rest of season: The Premier League has approved a temporary rule change to allow teams to make up to five substitutions when action resumes on June 17. “For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes that can be used during a match will increase from three to five players,” a statement on Thursday said.
The Premier League also announced that the number of players allowed in the match day squad and on the bench will be increased from seven players to nine.
The rule changes were approved following an amendment last week by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the body responsible for the laws of the game, intended to ease fixture congestion and allow players enough time to recover between matches taking place in condensed periods at the height of summer, “both of which could have impacts on player welfare.” Source: https://www.laprensalatina.com/premier-league-approves-5-subs-for-rest-of-season/

 

Asteroid possibly as big as Empire State Building to zoom past Earth: NASA is monitoring an asteroid that may be as large as the Empire State Building, expected to pass Earth on Saturday, June 6.
Asteroid 2002 NN4 is estimated to be 250-570 meters (820-1,870 feet) in diameter, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). New York City’s iconic Empire State Building is more than 1,400 feet tall at its tip.
The asteroid may seem daunting, but it will pass Earth at a safe distance, a representative for JPL told CBS News. Source: https://wtop.com/the-space-place/2020/06/asteroid-possibly-as-big-as-empire-state-building-to-zoom-past-earth/

 

France to transform surplus wine into hand sanitiser: French winemakers will transform wine that went unsold during the country’s two-month coronavirus lockdown into hand sanitiser and ethanol to make room for the next harvest, a farming agency said on Thursday. European public funds will finance the distillation of two million hectolitres of French wine after Brussels gave its green light for the exceptional measure. Experts said three million hectolitres were in need of distilling. Full story: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/france-to-transform-surplus-wine-into-hand-sanitiser/ar-BB152lxE

 

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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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DigameXtra No. 1645 Thursday, June 4th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

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Malaga Feria is officially cancelled: The Junta de Andalucía regional government has recommended that no fairs or open-air parties be celebrated this summer as part of a new health protocol announced on Tuesday in a bid to avoid a new outbreak of coronavirus in the region. While the final decision rests with the individual municipalities, Malaga city hall wasted no time in declaring that its summer fair, planned for 15 to 22 August, would be cancelled. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/03/malaga-feria-cancelled-following-20200603193051.html

 

UPDATED: Bar Atila presents Liquid Lunch Band. On Saturday 27th June we will be trying to start our summer music events with the best local band around, LIQUID LUNCH, of course this is assuming all the restrictions allow and we have the right amount of reservations for this gig to take place. So if you want to see good live music, reserve your table now.
We will be providing a hot & cold buffet at 10 euros per person.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com
630 393 290 or 663 393 987 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel

 

Bar 19- Nerja: We will reopen from Friday June 5th, 3-11pm. Table service only with social distancing & sanitation in place. No pool playing for now. Look forward to seeing you soon.  FB Page

 

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Beautiful upcycled neutral bedroom set chalk paint clear wax new handles Mirror Width 58cms Height 78cms +
Chest of drawers Width 91.50cms Dept40.50cms Height 75cms +
Bedside table Width 46.50cms Depth 39cms Height 59cms Price 110€
-Upcycled chunky pine chest of drawers with 1 bedside unit Measurements Chest of drawers. Width 110cms Depth 44cms Height 82cms +
Upcycled bedside unit Stripped back to natural waxed creme chalk paint new handles. Measurements Width 55cms Depth 36cms Height 63cms Price 175€
-Beautiful heavy mirror upcycled to creme chalk paint & clear wax Measurements 83cms width 115cms height Price 90€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Food heating system / au bain Marie with 10 pots of gel : €15
-Bike accessories (waterproof bike bag, pump new, gloves new) : € 7,50
-Framed Painting : € 25
Call to Saskia 627684256
Email cortijoamayatorrox @ gmail.com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Pine headboard for double bed. Perfect condition. 25 euros
-Coffee table 20 euros
La Herradura (or Velez de Benaudalla) pickup.
Ring Jan/La Herradura on 646381332.

 

For Sale: Wii. 2x controllers/2x Nunchuks/2x Wheels. Balance board. Instructions. €70 Ono. 626778547. Christine, Caleta de Vélez
chris4geoff at g mail dot com

 

2 Computers For Sale:
Used DELL Tower Computer.
Dell Optiplex 755- Only 180 days on the clock.
Full sized tower, not the smaller desktop version.
-Intel Core Duo processor at 2.33GHz, 32 bit, with upgraded BIOS
-Upgraded cooling system
-Upgraded video card
-Upgraded to 3Gb high performance RAM
-Fresh Windows 10 v1909
-150Gb Hard drive
-Built-in wifi and DVD player
-8x USB 2.0, DVI & VGA video output (no HDMI, but DVI to HDMI converters are available for a few euros at large computer shops, or online)
Fully cleaned but there was no need to refurb this one. I just installed some high performance hardware upgrades I had in stock. Runs great.
Price €220 Buyer collects.
-Siemens laptop. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has a hard-to-find international North Europe/English keyboard perfect for bilingual English and Scandinavian speakers, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. No HDMI. €200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)

 

Recommendations & Requests

Use Sunscreen: Remember, after the long lockdown your skin is more sensitive than normal. I saw some bright pink tennis players today that must have neglected this. Naythan.

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
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After bitter debate in Congress, Spain’s PM secures extension to state of alarm while promoting his “transformative” new economic model: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez took advantage on Wednesday of a debate in the Congress of Deputies to call for support from other parties with the objective of “facilitating the transformation of the economy to another, more sustainable model,” in a bid to deal with the destruction caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Sánchez announced to lawmakers during the session that the Cabinet will next week approve a Royal Decree that will unite all of the measures and health regulations that will be in place as Spain exits the crisis, and that will be implemented jointly with the country’s regional governments until a vaccine against the Covid-19 disease is available.
As the coronavirus crisis has progressed, criticism of the government by the opposition at these debates – which have been held every two weeks during the state of alarm – has grown increasingly fierce. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-06-03/after-bitter-debate-in-congress-spains-pm-secures-extension-to-state-of-alarm.html

 

All Regions in Spain to lift Mobility restrictions on June 21 – PM Pedro Sánchez confirmed it would be the “last” extension: He also explained that, while the lockdown easing Phases 1 and 2 will still be led by Spain, Phase 3 will be managed by regional governments. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/03/all-regions-in-spain-to-lift-mobility-restrictions-on-june-21st-pm-pedro-sanchez-confirmed-it-would-be-the-last-extension/

 

German passport photo scam allows 2 people to use the same passport: Germany bans digital doppelganger passport photos. Germany will outlaw the ‘morphing’ of passport photos, in which pictures of two people are digitally combined, making it possible to assign multiple persons to a single document. Morphing can trick artificial intelligence used at passport control into ‘recognising’ different individuals. The government on Wednesday backed a law requiring people to either have their photo taken at a passport office or, if they use a photographer, have it submitted in digital form over a secure connection, spokesman Steffen Seibert said. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-tech-morphing/germany-bans-digital-doppelganger-passport-photos-idUSKBN23A1YM

 

No Danes in Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca This Summer: Danes Will Only Be Allowed to Travel to Norway, Germany and Iceland. This is a two-way street as Denmark has decided to keep its international borders closed and only welcome travellers from Norway, Iceland and Germany, at least until the end of August in which it will welcome other EU members, the UK and the Schengen area. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/03/no-danes-in-spains-costa-del-sol-and-costa-blanca-this-summer-as-they-will-only-be-allowed-to-travel-to-norway-germany-and-iceland/

 

Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, still eyed warily: Italy officially ended its long coronavirus lockdown Wednesday, opening regional and international borders in a bid to boost summer tourism, but found itself alone as European neighbors viewed the move as premature and remained wary of visitors from Italy. Full story: https://apnews.com/f8ab7902f546959b47938fc713d7511e

 

Madeleine McCann Missing Child Case Update: British police said Wednesday a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on holiday in Portugal. The Metropolitan Police did not name the man, but said he is 43 and was in and around the Praia da Luz resort area on the Algarve coast at the time Madeleine McCann disappeared on May 3, 2007.
Police said the suspect, described as white with short, blond hair and a slim build, was linked to a camper van pictured in the Algarve in 2007 and was believed to be in the resort area in the days before and after May 3 that year. He is in prison in Germany for an unrelated matter. PHOTO:AP
Full story: https://apnews.com/40ce0e11b386dfe6011dcc334a42e5d8

 

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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DigameXtra No. 1644 Wednesday, June 3rd 2020

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The content of this blog site comes from its subscribers/followers but is subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. The Editor is Naythan.

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

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Yoga group: Hi Digamites, I am trying to get together a small Yoga group in the Torrox Costa area. Nothing too strenuous at first and obviously we would have to observe social distancing so small groups would be better. If anyone is interested in collaborating and knows of any good outside spaces to practice in please let me know. Many thanks, Simon
email: simonnorman479@gmail.com

 

Restaurant la Casa Torrox Pueblo: La Casa Restaurant in the Main Plaza in Torrox Pueblo now open.
Come and join us!
We are open for both lunch and dinner and serve food all day,
Our food is all freshly prepared, and we are now offering a takeaway service too.
Come and enjoy a drink and a free tapa.
We offer great food in a lovely location! hope to see you soon. .
For reservations or enquires please call sarah on 662039741 or 952539650
We are open from 1pm monday to Saturday closed Sunday.
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3, Torrox, 29770

 

La Tasca cafetería reopens Monday 8th June: La Tasca in Torre del Mar will be open again at 9am Monday 8th. We offer English breakfasts, cajun chicken, homemade burgers, various pies ie steak, chicken & mushroom etc plus lots more dishes. We are open 6 days a week. Monday-Saturday. Open at 10am on Saturdays. Please telephone if you would like to reserve a table on 640328051.

 

Bar Atila: Live band Liquid Lunch, Sat., 27 June 9pm.
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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Available again from 18th May for exterior work only. Many jobs were cancelled due to the pandemic and these customers need to contact me to reschedule when they feel comfortable having me on site. I am expecting to be extremely busy catching up over the next few months so new and existing customers should start booking now even if you dont want the work done for weeks or even months to avoid disappointment. I will be working on a first come first served basis.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to
nikash2 at hotmail dot com
or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.

 

Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Are you having soil erosion issues after all the recent rain? Vetiver is the perfect solution with the 3 – 4 metre root system.
The plant is non invasive, grows rapidly and once established it needs very little water.
We are finally open again for business. We are still not permitted to have visitors at our nursery but we can ship plants via post or we can deliver locally.
Our first day of shipping was Monday and we shipped 2,000 plants to various locations in Spain, Portugal, and Hungary.
We have plenty of Vetiver in stock. Right now the soil is nice and damp and the weather is starting to heat up so it is the perfect time to plant.
We also have Lemon Grass, Moringa Seedlings and Organic Moringa Powder.
Moringa, also known as the “Miracle Tree”, has many nutritional and health benefits. If you have ever been to a Thai Restaurant you have probably had Lemon Grass.
Lemon Grass grows easily and quickly. Take a look at our website or go directly to the two links below. If you have any questions please contact us either by email or phone.
David or Anna
www.vetiverspain.com
Cell: (34) 692 288 657
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Vetiverspain Moringa page.
https://www.vetiverspain.com/moringa-oleifera-.html
Vetiverspain Lemon Grass page.
https://www.vetiverspain.com/lemon-grass.html

Vetiver
Lemon Grass

 

 

 

 

 

For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Oki small tv with remote control built in TDT, hdmi. Price 40€
-Ikea modern sofa Measurements Width 178cms Depth 85cms.150€
-Lovely upcycled bedroom set consists 2 bedside units chest of drawers Price 225€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Large playpen/room divider/stair gate. It has 6 sections which can be for various uses i.e. Substantial playpen, room divider, Christmas tree protector, stair gate. In good condition. Size of each section 75cm/30″ x 62cm/24″. Offers around 20 euros
Torrox Park, Ian/Janet 696 662 959.

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Two sofa covers for 2, two seater settees or for a corner suite. Brand new, still in packet. Cost 75 euros, will accept 40 euros for both.
-Black dining table 90×90. Perfect condition, 30 euros.
La Herradura (or Velez de Benaudalla) pickup. Ring Jan on 646381332.

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Two armchairs – material. Both the same. Very comfortable and well made. They are showing signs of wear hence low price – if you would like to photo’s of the wear and tear please ask. Ideal for someone who can repair/recover these. 30 euros for both. Buyer collects – will need two strong men to collect these!
-Leather 2 seater reclining settee. In good condition. One small tear on side behind left side arm. If you would like to see photo’s of the tear or the settee in the upright position please ask. We are near Alcaucin. Buyer collect – you will need transport and two strong men to lift it!! 95 euros. Phone Des: 633410906.
Email: marshallfoxphoto@hotmail.com

 

For Sale: Two pairs of ladies Skechers, sized as 39 but although this my usual size they are too big for me to wear. Probably fit a 40 or 41. Worn once. €45 for the two pairs.
Please ring Liz / Competa on 633454869 or
email: lizalone@me.com

 

Wanted: Chest of Drawers. Looking for chest of drawers in pine or similar.
Torrox Costa
angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)

 

Recommendations & Requests

Question to Dr. Laptop: I have a question to Dr. Laptop. About 3 weeks ago it was recommended for Windows 10 users, to stop the Updates for 21 days. Reason was that a bigger Update was expected that could still have bugs. I did so and would like to know, if I can continue the Updates now. Do you know if the bigger Update is free of bugs now?
Maybe you can reply on Digamextra, as others might be interested in the answer as well.
I also take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for posting all this helpful information on Digamextra! Marlene, Cómpeta (marlenewoerner@web.de)

Doctorlaptop replies-
Windows 10 Update, Breaking News by DoctorLaptop:
You can turn Windows 10 Updates back on.
Delaying the major updates (upgrades) to prevent installing a buggy update is no longer an effective strategy thanks to the new way Windows is delivering these large, semi-annual upgrades. Here is an explanation.
From techradar.com: Windows 10 May 2020 Update (v.20H2) has introduced a new system whereby you’ll be informed if your PC isn’t ready to receive the latest upgrade from Microsoft.
As you’re likely aware, whenever a new feature update rolls out to Windows 10 users – which happens twice a year – Microsoft deploys it in phases, with only some users getting it initially, and others maybe after a few weeks, or even several months down the line.
That’s because all PCs are of course different, and Microsoft tries to identify those which may have hardware or software compatibility issues with the new update, and holds off on delivering it to these machines to avoid potentially serious problems cropping up.
Previously, if you didn’t get an update and were manually checking for it, the upgrade simply wouldn’t show up. However, as of the May 2020 Update, Microsoft has added a notification which explains more about the situation, and gives the user some reassurance. That’s a helpful step, particularly for the less tech-savvy who might be wondering where on earth their update is.
The message tells the user:
“The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is on its way. We’re offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn’t quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you’ll see the update available on this page [Windows Update]. There’s nothing you need to do at this time.”
What’s happening in the meantime is that Microsoft is working on whatever the compatibility problem might be, changing the May 2020 Update so it doesn’t cause whatever issue has been detected.
The 20H2 Upgrade was released last week, but so far very few people report it being offered to them.
Source: https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-may-2020-update-now-tells-you-if-it-cant-be-installed-on-your-pc?region-switch=1591027726

 

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

Spain’s Government Takes Legal Action Against These 17 Airlines for Refusing to Refund Cancelled Flights During Crisis: The 17 airlines involved in the legal action who have been reported by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs are: Air Europa, Air France, Binter Canarias, easyJet, Eurowings, Iberia (Iberia Express and Air Nostrum), Jet2, KLM, Latam Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Transavia, Thomson Airways (TUI), United Airlines, Volotea and Wizzair. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/02/spains-government-takes-legal-action-against-these-17-airlines-for-refusing-to-refund-cancelled-flights-during-crisis/

 

Spain’s F1 GP set for August 16 as season commences in July 5: All the races are expected to be staged without a live audience, using minimal staff, at closed tracks. However, some industry insiders have rumoured that if the coronavirus crisis diminishes then perhaps a limited number of spectators could be allowed back for the August race in Barcelona. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/02/spains-f1-gp-set-for-august-16th-as-season-commences-in-july-delighting-fans-on-the-costa-del-sol-and-costa-blanca/

 

Spain’s banks to offer government-backed interest-free loans to people struggling to pay rent due to Covid-19 lockdown: Renters can apply for fee-free and interest-free loans to cover the rent of their main residence due from April 1, 2020. “Applicants will not be charged any interest or fees to set up the loan as they will be fully covered by the State,” confirmed the Government.
Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/01/spains-banks-to-offer-government-backed-interest-free-loans-to-people-struggling-to-pay-rent-due-to-covid-19-lockdown/

 

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown: The city famed for its vibrant cafe society and coffee culture got some of its pre-lockdown life back as cafes and restaurants partially reopened Tuesday. Paris City Hall authorized the use of outside seating areas with proper spacing to keep safe distances between customers, but indoor tables will remain closed to customers until at least June 22. Full story: https://apnews.com/3bb98bc07d206ed682b02ce3e71c2be2

 

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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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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
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Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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DigameXtra No. 1643 Tuesday, June 2nd 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

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Nerja’s caves are safe to visit, but town hall advises giving River Chillar a miss for the time being: The caves open from 10am until 4.30pm and at present capacity is limited to an hourly maximum of 120 people. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/01/nerjas-caves-are-safe-to-visit-but-town-hall-advises-giving-river-chillar-a-miss-for-the-time-being/

 

 

Revival Live Band: Andy’s Beach Cabopino Sunday 7th June. 4.30pm. Málaga, Spain 29604. FB link

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 

 

SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
Architect service, building licence applications
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk ; Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link

 

Potters Bar & Terrace, Nerja: If you would like to catch up with much missed friends and family, we are taking reservations for up to ten people.
Places are limited, so if you would like to have a drink or order from our food menu, be sure to phone in and check out availability and place your reservation. We will only be serving food from our menu, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays. We will have two sittings for Sunday Roast (1pm to 4pm & 4pm to 9pm).
For reservations 685435767

 

Wanted: Personal Trainer. Area: Torre del Mar/Benajarafe. I’m looking for a qualified personal trainer who is avaliable to get me back into shape after 15 years of working on computers with little or no exersize. Please email me at
trentsj@pm.me — Regards, Trent

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Dining room extending table with glass top with 6 matching chairs Measurements Fully extended 190cms No extension 130cms Depth 90cms Height 75cms Price 180€
-Matching tv unit Measurements Width 110cms Depth 40cms price 60€
-Beautiful upcycled sideboard stripped back to natural wood with chalk paint top clear wax and new wrought iron handles. Measurements Width 155cms Depth 39cms Height 82cms Price 190€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, 3 items:
– 2 Drawer Metal Filing Cabinet, Brown body, cream drawers. Height 73cm/2.75″. Width 46cm/18″. Depth 62cm/24.5″. Couple of scratches on body, drawers run smoothly. Complete with suspension files. 20 euros
-Lovely large size blue curtains, Length 239cm/94″ width 251.5cm/109″ They have a big hem of at least 13cm/5″ so could be made longer. Alternatively, with being so wide they could easily be made into two pairs. 20 euros
-Two new large picture frames, One of them is 40cm/16.75″ x 50cm/19.66″ gold coloured frame. Make is Imagine, made in France. The other is from Ikea called Fanaholm. Same size but with wood frame. 10 euros for the two. Will separate.
Torrox Pueblo. Easy to find. Janet 630568164
email ilovesmokeynerja at hotmail. com

 

For Sale: Table (no chairs) Seats 4 comfortably and extends to a 6 seat. Dismantles in just a few minutes for easy transport, will fit into a small hatchback. € 50 OVNO
Tel: 658 693 121 (Mark) Riogordo

 

For Sale: Bosch Combi Microwave 50€. H27 x D30 x W46cm
Email Kay: kay dot kirkham23@gmail dot com
Collection only Nerja

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Baby rest & play : €25
-Painting: €30
-Speaker Harmen Kardon Onyx Studio 5, portable Bluetooth speaker. New, never used Wifi/usb/ €150
Call to Saskia, Torrox 627684256
Email: cortijoamayatorrox @ gmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

Nothing today.

 

News & Articles

(Click the link to read the full article)

Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March: Spain on Monday reported no official deaths from the new coronavirus in a 24-hour period for the first time since March.
The development is “very, very encouraging,” emergency health response chief Fernando Simón said.
Also, Spain recorded only 71 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, he told a news conference.
“We are in a very good place in the evolution of the pandemic,” Simón said. “The statistics are following a trend. They are going in the right direction.” Full story: https://apnews.com/df64c80bc7290b2ecbb480d23ba6dfe7

 

Free Bus In Nerja?: Nerja town hall announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement with the local bus company allowing people over the age of 65 and under 12 to travel free on the town’s buses, to start with immediate effect. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/29/company-offers-free-travel-20200529122942-v.html

 

Need a refresher on Phase 2 rules? See an updated summary here: https://www.thelocal.es/20200601/lifting-lockdown-in-spain-rules-for-phase-2

 

Prime Minister Sanchez Says Mobility and Travel Across Spain Will Be Allowed from June 21: The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, assures that this will be the last extension to the State of Alarm and that de-escalation will move along swiftly, as he confirms that, if all goes well, inter-state mobility and travel across Spain will be allowed after June 21. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/01/prime-minister-sanchez-says-mobility-and-travel-across-spain-will-be-allowed-from-june-21/

 

Fines of Up to €3,000 If They Catch You Littering Face Masks: In order to curtail this dangerous and irresponsible habit, the Spanish government has agreed that town halls across the nation can choose how much to fine their residents for doing so. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/29/town-halls-across-spain-will-begin-issuing-e100-e3000-fines-if-they-catch-you-throwing-it-them-on-the-floor/

 

Spain delivers huge blow to British holidaymakers insisting Covid-19 ‘statistics must improve’ before they can return while welcoming German & Nordic tourists this summer: Spain could potentially start to welcome international tourists from mid-June to areas that are safe and ready for international tourism, like the Baleares and Canary Islands once the safe corridors are approved. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/31/spain-delivers-huge-blow-to-british-holidaymakers-insisting-statistics-must-improve-before-they-can-return-while-welcoming-german-nordic-tourists-this-summer/

 

UK Coronavirus- Sex during lockdown with someone outside your household is illegal from today: At 11.30am on Monday, a change to the law was introduced that bans two people from different households in England gathering in an indoor, private place during the coronavirus lockdown. The amendment to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Bill states: “No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.” Previously, going to another person’s home to have sex would have been a breach of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, but now both parties could be prosecuted under the law. Having sex in public is already illegal.
However, one lawyer pointed out a potential loophole with the legislation. George Pertez QC tweeted that his reading of the law indicated that someone could potentially have sex with an escort in their home, as it might be deemed legal for work purposes. Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-sex-lockdown-illegal-093127804.html

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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DigameXtra No. 1642 Monday, June 1st 2020

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free (you need to provide email) online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/

CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

DigameXtra Welcomes It’s Newest Sponsor-
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Bea’s Postamt Monday Jam Session: Monday June 1st, 9pm. Open from 8pm. From Monday the indoor area of our bar will be open again! Reservations are appropriate because at the moment we are only allowed to use 40 % of our capacity inside. Av Europa BLQ 80, 29793 Torrox Costa. FB link

 

Shaggy’s ReOpening: Thursday, June 4th 5pm. Puerto Deportivo / Fuengirola Port. FB link

 

GravityMusic Salas de Ensayo: From June 1st we will be open again.
Torremolinos. Reservations 686899605  FB link

 

Sandy Lawrence- Thru the Decades: Sunday June 7th, 2:30pm. La Raqueta, Nerja
Ok boys and girls, enough is enough?
It is time to get the ball rolling once again and get you all having a good time on our sunny terrace at La Raqueta!
Enjoy great live music from the Duchess of Nerja – Sandy Lawrence on Sunday the 7th of June @ 2:30 pm: Fingers crossed we will be in phase 2 by then…
You can enjoy a plated Sunday roast for only 9.95€!
Don’t worry all rules and regulations are being abided by
I believe we will only be able to seat about 50 people, so it will be first come first served…
We already have 12 bookings so act soon if you intend to join us!
It is free entry buy table reservations are for diners only, please…
We do have tables by the courts for people who would just like a drink
Need more information?
Contact Pj on +34 603 113 931
Let’s get La Raqueta buzzing once again
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97.6 Coast Fm Gold will be turning on its FM Transmitter on Monday 1st June from 7.30am with Dan Sherry and the Breakfast Review!
We will continue around the world as usual Online, Smart Phones and Speakers, Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa.
We look forward to bringing you all the Government notices, businesses that gradually re-open around our area and of course music, music, music…the Eastern Costa del Sol’s most listened to English speaking Radio Station!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold and Online coastfmgold.com
‘music you grew up with, music for your generation’
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BluCee – All our services are open, showings, rentals, etc:
Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income from in the next few months? If you do, we have professionals who are looking for longer term rentals. Especially on the coast from Rincon de la Victoria to Torre del Mar. We have the contacts, you have the property – list with us and we will work hard to make your property work for you!
Thinking of selling your home? Lockdown has created some positives, one being lots of people have been stuck at home dreaming of their perfect place in the sun. We have a long list of clients looking to buy – list with us and we will work hard to sell your home!
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch
info@blucee.com
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section.

 

CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

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
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Fed up with the look of your kitchen units, wardrobes or doors? I can spray them any color you desire even if they are in lamentable condition. I paint anything and everything. Exterior and interior walls floors and furniture. Fully legal with papers. I cover from La Herradura to Velez Malaga.
Free no obligation quote call/WhatsApp or email
amandajosiah@hotmail.com ; 680739577
Mandy, Frigiliana

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: High quality cane chair with cream coloured cushion, suitable for indoor or outside use. As new condition. 50 euros (original cost 90 euros)
Jill Algarrobo Costa, Tel. 660146302

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Selling as a lot. Four terracotta plant pots. Three bases and selection of plastic pots. All for 20€?
– Acer laptop with windows 8, 35€
Phone 602640844. Eileen in El Morche.

 

For Sale: Lamp. Very good condition oval shape lamp and all working well. 49.5h x 35w x 15.5d cm. Reduced to 16.00€ light bulb included.
Mark, Torrox 617 820 002 (also on whatsapp).

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Antique bed from Far east inclu. matress. 140×200 cm. 150€.
-Cupboard with 4 draws blue/grey color 50€.
-Extractor hood. Little used. 45€.
Lavinia In Benamargosa. Tel 697664003 and 641217970.

 

Recommendations & Requests

Motorhome returning to uk: Help. My wife read somewhere that someone had a motorhome that needed to be taken back to the UK. We can’t find it anywhere. If anyone knows of the person please let us know or please pass on our details.
Email: JohnPrice752 at hotmail dot com
643943845 or +447775605092
Kind regards John, Canillas de Aceituno

 

Outlook Email: I wonder if there are any tech-savvy Digamites out there who can advise on an annoying problem?
I keep getting batches ( 6-12) of previously “Permanently Deleted” emails re-appearing in my “Deleted” folder.Some of them are from 2019.
They seem to be a totally random selection.Outlook “Contact Help” don’t seem to have a clue.
It’s not exactly a devastating problem, but I’d rather not have it !
More info: I use “Outlook.com” ( IMAP) on the Laptop plus “Outlook APP” on my mobile. I use the phone app 95% of the time. I use Windows 10.
This prob has only arisen this week. Today, for example, 4 x “Permanently Deleted” emails re-appeared in my “Deleted” folder , from 2019.
The selection seems totally random, so impossible to see any link.
Today I Re-deleted the emails, then I selected “Recover Items Deleted From This Folder” then, deleted all in that folder.
At present “Deleted” is empty.
If anyone can offer any comfort, please contact me on:
jon108 at hotmail dot co.uk.
Thank you. John Torrox Costa

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

 

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

 

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

 

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

The Junta de Andalucia president Juanma Moreno reported Sunday that as of today there are just 99 Covid-19 patients in hospitals in the whole of Andalucia, and of these only 34 are in intensive care. Source: Source Link

 

Final two-week extension to the stay home rule proposed: Spain’s prime minister said on Sunday the country needed 15 more days of lockdown until June 21 “to finish with the pandemic once and for all”, and he would ask parliament to approve a final two-week extension to the stay home rule. Despite opposition to the most recent lockdown extension from parties on the right and demonstrations across Spain, Sanchez has struck a deal with a Catalan separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) which should guarantee his minority government secures enough support to extend the lockdown. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain/spanish-pm-sanchez-to-extend-lockdown-a-final-time-to-june-21-idUSKBN2370AK

 

Spain’s PM puts final stage of coronavirus deescalation in hands of the regions: He announced that after June 21, when the final extension to the state of alarm is over, Spaniards will begin to recover their freedom of movement across the country, provided that there are no unexpected obstacles. And politically, he has taken a key decision: the regional governments will recover all of their powers to control the deescalation – apart from those regarding mobility – from next weekend. Full story (a bit confusing to be honest -Ed.): https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-05-31/spains-pm-puts-final-stage-of-coronavirus-deescalation-in-hands-of-the-regions.html

 

Sanchez makes more backroom deals with Nationalists and Separtists to gain majority for next extension: The executive has reached a deal with the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV), which will vote in favor of the extension, according to sources from the group. Meanwhile, the Catalan Republican Left (ERC) will abstain at the vote in Spain’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday, after voting against the last two extensions. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-05-31/spanish-government-secures-support-for-sixth-and-final-extension-to-state-of-alarm.html

 

Massive protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks: It’s not just in the U.S., London hosted a large anti-racism protest Sunday that certainly violated government social distancing rules. The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” PHOTO:AP Photo/Matt Dunham. Full story: https://apnews.com/1e76c11205a2c551394627667147d208

 

Costa del Sol along with all Malaga and Granada should all move into lockdown de-escalation phase three at same time as rest of Andalucia Junta president tells PM: As of today there are just 99 Covid-19 patients in hospitals in the whole of Andalucia, and of these only 34 are in intensive care. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/31/costa-del-sol-along-with-all-malaga-and-granada-should-move-into-lockdown-de-escalation-phase-three-at-same-time-as-rest-of-andalucia-junta-president-tells-pm/

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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Daily Crossword Puzzle: Click Here
Daily Mail UK- Daily Sudoku: Click Here

Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

DigameXtra Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/DigameXtracom-100456328093689/  and  https://www.facebook.com/Digame-Torrox-Blog-106444724153160/
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DigameXtra – Sunday, May 31th 2020 – No Sunday Issues Until After Summer

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Sunday Issues Will Resume 18 Oct. Have a great Summer!

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97.6 Coast Fm Gold will be turning on its FM Transmitter on Monday 1st June from 7.30am with Dan Sherry and the Breakfast Review!
We will continue around the world as usual Online, Smart Phones and Speakers, Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa.
We look forward to bringing you all the Government notices, businesses that gradually re-open around our area and of course music, music, music…the Eastern Costa del Sol’s most listened to English speaking Radio Station!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold and Online coastfmgold.com
‘music you grew up with, music for your generation’
www.coastfmgold.com

Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

Fun & Games

National Geographic Photo of the Day: Click Here
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: Click Here
Word of the Day: Click Here
Quote of the Day: Click Here
Fact of the Day: Click Here
Born Today: Click Here
Today in History: Click Here
Today’s Front Pages, worldwide: Click Here
Daily Crossword Puzzle: Click Here
Daily Mail UK- Daily Sudoku: Click Here

Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

DigameXtra Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/DigameXtracom-100456328093689/  and  https://www.facebook.com/Digame-Torrox-Blog-106444724153160/
DoctorLaptop’s Homepage:
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DigameXtra No. 1641 Saturday, May 30th 2020

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Car boot Nerja: The carboot sale in Nerja returns this Sunday 31st May.
At a 25% capacity there will be 50 stalls. Hygiene and mask rules will apply.
Your support is appreciated. Jacqui. Torrox
jacquelinekayharrison@gmail.com
(Please note this is an unverified reader submission, and not an official post from the market organizers. I cannot be responsible for inaccurate info. -Ed.)

 

Coín street market to reopen this Saturday: Only eighty per cent of the usual stalls will be allowed to open on Saturday and controls to prevent overcrowding will be put in place. All those wishing to go must wear a face mask. The space available for the market in the Parque Periurbano will also be increased to allow traders and customers to maintain their distance.
(Please note this is an unverified newspaper article that provided no source, and is not an official post from the market organizers. I cannot be responsible for inaccurate info. -Ed.) Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/29/street-market-reopen-this-20200529122933-v.html

 

97.6 Coast Fm Gold will be turning on its FM Transmitter on Monday 1st June from 7.30am with Dan Sherry and the Breakfast Review!
We will continue around the world as usual Online, Smart Phones and Speakers, Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa.
We look forward to bringing you all the Government notices, businesses that gradually re-open around our area and of course music, music, music…the Eastern Costa del Sol’s most listened to English speaking Radio Station!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold and Online coastfmgold.com
‘music you grew up with, music for your generation’
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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving UK June 28th Arrive Torrox Mid June 30th
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain July 10th Arrive UK July 12th
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month. Also unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 3 tonne.
Full £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 / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com or email: euroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
Care at home.
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Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548
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Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Large Vintage Spanish ornate mirror. 90cms X 170cms.
Vinuela. €50 ono. tfl: Bob on 649111965
e.mail:- bobjan158 at Hotmail.com

 

For Sale: 3 Plant pots, 8€ each,
Edwin, Competa, boegero at gmx dot com

 

Wanted to Rent: We’re looking for a garage for rent in Algarrobo-Costa.
Ingrid email: udahl@gmx.de

 

Wanted to Rent: Long term rental in el campo wanted. Honest and reliable tenant. It must be within Vélez-Málaga province radius and in el campo.
No problem if it’s not furnished. 325/350€ max.
Contact Noemi by whassap at 639 210 110 Thank you very much.

 

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News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

 

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

 

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

 

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

The province’s most popular beaches can only be half-filled this summer: The government this week confirmed that on beaches where a significant influx of bathers is expected “social distancing should be ensured at all times”, with a separation of two metres between people from different families and four metres between umbrellas. These distances would need to be greater in areas that are very windy. More details: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/29/province-most-popular-beaches-20200529122930-v.html

 

Spain puts EU bailout funds of €140 Billion at risk, approves guaranteed minimum income scheme costing €3 Billion for vulnerable families: Will EU regulators approve a huge bailout for a country that already has enough funds to distribute billions in cash to it’s citizens? The “Frugal Four” countries ( Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden) are sure to be upset and may withdraw support for Spain’s bailout. Here is an overview of who will be eligible for the Spanish program, how it will be managed and how it will be funded. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-05-29/spain-to-approve-guaranteed-minimum-income-scheme-for-vulnerable-families.html

 

Spain to open swimming pools and shopping malls from Monday June 1st: Spain on Thursday said it will further relax confinement measures from next week, allowing 70 percent of the population to go to restaurants, swimming pools and shopping centres. From Monday, new areas of the country will be allowed to open swimming pools, albeit to limited numbers of people, and beaches where people will have to maintain at least a distance of two metres.
This second phase will cover the whole of Andalusia and Valencia, a large part of Catalonia, as well as the Balearics and Canary islands, the health ministry said. About 70 percent of Spain’s population will be affected by this new phase, which will also see the reopening of cinema halls, theatres and auditoriums but at a third of capacity.
Shopping centres will also be allowed to reopen but at reduced capacity and indoor dining at restaurants will also be permitted. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20200529/spain-to-open-swimming-pools-and-shopping-malls-from-monday-june-1st

 

Football Restarts: The English Premier League announced on Thursday that the season will restart on June 17, with the first full set of weekend fixtures marked in for June 19 to 21, pending government approval.
The FA Cup is also set to resume, with the quarter-finals arranged for June 27 and 28 and the semi-finals on July 11 and 12, with the final hoped to be played on August 1. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/29/fa-cup-final-to-take-place-on-august-1-as-dates-confirmed-for-quarters-semi-final-ties/

 

La Liga to resume on 11 June; 2020-21 season to start in September: Audiovisual testing is being carried out so fans have a choice of different viewing experiences when football returns behind closed doors. Those watching at home can choose from two options – the real “silence” from the stadiums or “simulation of the crowds” with noises being played. Full story: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52848048

 

Three Young Adults Fined by Police in Costa del Sol’s Malaga For Uploading Photos of Them Flouting Lockdown Rules: The Local Police indicate that the use of the Internet in general and social networks in particular has become a great tool for identifying flouters, which provides photographic or audio-visual evidence of individuals committing administrative offences, and in some cases even criminal acts. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/29/three-young-adults-fined-by-police-in-costa-del-sols-malaga-for-uploading-photos-of-them-flouting-lockdown-rules/

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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DigameXtra No. 1640 Friday, May 29th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

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Competa market- Saturday market is back on this week:
I will be there with summer hats for both men and women.
Baseball caps and many other articles including hairbands, nail varnishes etc….
So if you need a hat for the summer come and visit me. Best prices on the market as always.
We need your support and YOU need a hat for the summer!!!
Jacqui Torrox Costa
Email jacquelinekayharrison@gmail.com

 

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Cómpeta Solar
-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es

 

Greek House- RE-OPENING FROM TUESDAY JUNE 2nd at 7P.M.: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 19:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

Casa Magel:  Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
B B Breaks Malaga Campo Andalucia
If everything goes as planned re the virus recovery we will be fully open again as from the 1st June 2020
All health & safety procedures will be in place.
Hopefully, the Camino Del Rey will open next week.
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
Fed up with the bad weather and stuck indoors, well the sun is out again, give yourself a treat and have a mini-break at the lovely Casa Magel B & B in Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night. Our special offers are still available: 2 nights B&B with one night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2 sharing; 120€. We also have a 3-night break with B&B, one night 3-course meal with wine and another night tapas and drinks in a local bar or in house..170€. Available after the end of May. You can add any more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants, and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in.
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small factory where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3-course home-cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. Lockdown rules permitting.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction, we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales is a must.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com, contact us on casamagel@yahoo.com or telephone 722879503.
We get booked up pretty quickly, so book now for the Summer and bring some friends, we provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends.
All bookings will be on condition that the lockdown rules permit and no payment will be taken at the time of booking.

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Star traveller baby travel cot. Very good condition and easy to assemble. 25 euros
-Safety First baby booster seat, used twice, very good condition. 10 euros
Jill Algarrobo Costa, Tel. 660146302

 

For Sale: BBQ. Stainless steel, good condition. Y. Walker, Puente don Manuel area. €15
Email: walker ok @ hotmail dot co dot uk

 

For Sale: Hedge Trimmer. FLYMO Sabrecut XT Cordless 18v Telescopic Accu Hedge Trimmer. Can also be used for cutting weeds etc at ground level saves bending. Condition New in box 50 Euro.
Located at Canillas de Albaida. Kevin
Telephone or WhatsApp 634 328 089

 

Wanted: 4 Bar/kitchen wooden stools
Philipcollett27@aol.com
07866509081 ; Phil, Canillas de Albaida

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News & Articles

(Click the link to read the full article)

Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

 

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

 

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

 

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

Malaga and Granada provinces moving to Phase Two: The provinces of Malaga and Granada will move into Phase Two of Spain’s lockdown easing plan on Monday 1 June. The announcement was made by the Health Minister, Salvador Illa on Thursday evening, a day earlier than expected.
Phase 2- To start 1 June for Malaga and Costa
In Phase Two, the restrictions will be relaxed even more, although activity can still only be within the province where you live, except for work.
-Exercise: There will be no timetables anymore. But the timeslot just for older and vulnerable people may remain.
-Social contact: Groups of 15 (excl. the vulnerable still). 20 for adventure activity.
-Shops & businesses: Shops can open with 40% capacity. Shopping malls can open but with lower capacity in communal areas. Homeworking still encouraged.
-Bars and Restaurants: Interiors can now open with 50% capacity and no bar service.
-Hotels: Communal areas too but with capacity restrictions.
-Non-professional sport: Swimming pools can open at 30% capacity. Gyms by appointment for one-to one classes only. No contact sport.
-Leisure: Cinemas and theatres with reduced seating. Beaches open for bathing.
-Churches: 50% capacity
Sources: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/28/rules-will-relax-sport-20200528210913.html

 

Trump Defends Free Speech With Executive Order, Follows Thru On Threat To Twitter, Fakebook, and Social Media Abusive Practices: {Editorial Preface: As soon as social media becomes selective about what they post they become editors, and thus their platform is as a publisher. They have left the special protection from responsibility for content given to communication service providers like internet providers, phone companies and mail services, which social media are currently attempting to hide behind. The arguement that social media are private companies that may post or not post whatever they want is false. The phone company cannot censor phonecall content nor is it responsible for the content of conversations; a mail service does not redact words in a manuscript it delivers nor is it responsible for any content of the document no matter how evil. Internet providers for the most part only censor content China, Iran & N. Korea; there’s no shortage of objectionable material on the Internet if you go looking for it, but the company who provides your internet connection is not responsible if you do so. That is why they get special protection, they simply transmit data without interference. Social media censors content all day long, so they don’t have a claim to that special “communications provider” protection.}
“As President, I have made clear my commitment to free and open debate on the Internet. Such debate is just as important online as it is in our universities, our businesses, our newspapers, and our homes,” the draft reads. “In a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression, we cannot allow a limited number of online platforms to hand-pick the speech that Americans may access and convey online.”
Trump’s executive order seeks to empower federal regulators to amend a statute that gives social-media companies broad authority to moderate speech on their platforms.
Trump’s order calls for tech companies to lose their Section 230 protection if they do anything to discriminate against users, restrict their access to a platform without giving them a fair hearing, or take other action that isn’t in line with the terms of service.
Additionally, the draft order directs the Federal Trade Commission to take action to prohibit “deceptive or unfair practices” and allow people to complain if they think the companies are acting in a way that goes against their own rules and practices.
Trump tweeted, “{He} wouldn’t allow Twitter to stifle free speech. We will strongly regulate, or close them down before we can ever allow this to happen,” he tweeted Wednesday morning.
Reference: https://www.businessinsider.nl/trump-signs-executive-order-threatening-twitter-facebook-conservative-bias-2020-5?international=true&r=US

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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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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Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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DigameXtra No. 1639 Thursday, May 28th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

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Beaches will open soon. Want a good excuse to spend most of the day at the beach? Maybe time to try wind surfing?

 

Viewers in Spain can enjoy a Series of Concerts broadcast online by London’s Royal Albert Hall:
You will be asked for a donation but it is not mandatory to view shows.
-Imogen Heap, Friday May 29
-Kaiser Chiefs, Sat., May 30
Home Page: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/royal-albert-home

 

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BluCee- All my services are open, showings, rentals, etc: Do you own a property in the area and leave it empty for extended periods?
If the answer is yes, you could be quite literally missing out on thousands of Euros!
At BluCee we specialise in advertising and fully managing properties for holiday rental. We can advertise your property globally, gaining maximum exposure and returns for your asset. Not only this but we will also fully manage your property, securing bookings, liaising with clients, arranging meet and greets and cleaning and laundry services. In fact, we commit to do everything necessary to get your property rental-ready – guaranteed!
BluCee is seeking more properties for both holiday rentals and sales, with a particular focus on the following key locations:
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For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Carved wooden occasional table with wrought iron base with rope detail. Price 40€ Measurements Diameter 38cms Height 58cms
-2 good quality bed bases 180 x 90cms 50€ ( for both)
-Lovely upcycled desk / dressing table Upcycled desk Measurements Width 89cms Depth 41cms Height 75cms Price 120€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Avocados. There are still some nice and big Avocados, variety ‘Fuerte’ on my tree. They are organic. I am selling them: 5 kg for 12 Euro; 10 kg for 20 Euro
Can meet in Cómpeta, Torrox or at the Pavo Real. Call 606 423 369 or E-Mail marlenewoerner@web.de
(Marlene, Cómpeta)

 

Long Term Winter Rental Required: Retired German couple need a 6 month winter rental starting mid October this year. Must have German tv, WiFi, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sunny outdoor balcony or garden space. No steps. Parking nearby. Heating. References and deposit available. Budget €500 per month
Please contact angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)

 

FREE- Goods for Charity Shop: I have a quantity of goods for a charity shop or car booter. They consist of ladies and men’s clothing,(winter and summer), handbags, costume jewellery, kitchen utensils and casseroles, towels, mirror etc. First come first served but must take it ALL and in one trip. Good car boot load. Some nice things included. We are in El Morche, I can send sketch map if you are unfamiliar with the area. Carole Hart, El Morche
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Wanted: Ladies adjustable tailors dummy. Anybody got a redundant one?
L V Clippingdale / Vinuela
Email: lynn.clippingdale @ googlemail . com

 

Correction, wrong phone number yesterday- For Sale: Extending glass and wrought iron coffee table, 50cm wide x50cm high x 92cm long, extending up to 140cm, or can be used as 2 separate coffee tables. Excellent condition.
30 euros. Barry, Algarrobo Costa
Tel. 660146302

 

Correction,  wrong phone number yesterday- For Sale: Dog Cage. Large metal dog cage 91cm x 61cm x 69cm. Folds flat, 2 entrance doors, good condition. 30 euros
Tel. 660146302, Algarrobo Costa
Ms. Stevens

 

Recommendations & Requests

Caleta De Velez Saturday market: Does anyone know if and when the outdoor food markets will be re-opening? Alan, Caleta
Email: protonmale @ protonmail . com

 

Windows 10 User Tip by DoctorLaptop: If you use Windows 10, and get a WELCOME TO WINDOWS screen at startup offering to set up various services, I recommend you do NOT accept this. Use the button in the lower left of the screen to SKIP FOR NOW.
If you accept this you are allowing the following
-Windows will force you to use a Outlook.com or hotmail.com email address and password to log in. If you don’t have one of these you will be directed to creating one. Your old login password or PIN may no longer work.
-Windows will start up to 32 background apps every time you turn on the device, slowing performance significantly.
-Microsoft will scan and save all your data, including all your emails from all email servers, all documents you create using Microsoft tools like Word and Excel, everything you save in the cloud and all communications apps text and voice data. You have literally given them permission to capture every keystroke you make! (More on this below)
-Microsoft will log and save your location history every time you startup. No, your VPN will not prevent this. Your computer knows where it is, it saves that info the instant you connect to your internet provider’s connection, before your VPN even has a chance to connect. Then once you get online thru your VPN, your computer sends your true location to MS.
However, if you are a dedicated MS product user, with Gmail, Office 365, Google Cloud, Skype, etc., and you also want to share data between all your devices, then go ahead and do the MS registered login process.
Note: Microsoft has now admitted they are scanning and censoring all communications coming from Windows 10 computers. “Microsoft will ban ‘offensive language’ and ‘inappropriate content’ from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services on May 1, claiming it has the right to go through your private data to ‘investigate.” See article in News Section today regarding this. Reference: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3264658/microsoft-to-ban-offensive-language-from-skype-xbox-office-and-other-services.html

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-spain-22-may/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

 

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

 

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

 

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

Lockdown timetable scrapped for Phase 2: The Official State Gazette (BOE) published an update on Tuesday evening explaining that children in zones that have advanced to Phase 2, can go outside as often as they like, without time limits and beyond 1km radius as long as they remain within the same province. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200527/coronavirus-in-spain-lockdown-timetable-and-restrictions-scrapped-for-phase-2

 

New UK Coronavirus Rules Can Put You in 14 Day Lockdown Just Because a Mobile App Says You Were In Proximity of Confirmed Case: UK Government to launch test and trace programme. From Thursday, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about all their recent locations (taken from smartphone logs) and all their interactions.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus. Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-dominic-cummings-ppe-remdesivir-uk-lockdown/
And
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-governments-test-and-trace-programme-to-launch-tomorrow-11995671

 

The CDC Has Slashed the COVID-19 Fatality Rate to a Fraction of Earlier Estimate Used to Justify Lockdowns!: In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) was claiming that the fatality rate was a very high 3.4 percent. That has been revised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to 0.4 percent of those who do show symptoms will die from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Or, as the Washington Post reported this week- The CDC offered a “current best estimate” of 0.4 percent. The agency also gave a best estimate that 35 percent of people infected never develop symptoms. Those numbers when put together would produce an infection fatality rate of 0.26, which is (more than ten times) lower than many of the estimates produced by scientists and modelers to date.”
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2020/05/27/the-health-202-the-science-on-coronavirus-is-still-murky-that-puts-public-officials-in-a-bind/5ecd79ea88e0fa6727005929/
And the CDC Official Document
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html

 

Spain’s Ministry of Health continues to baffle residents with new ways of calculating coronavirus figures: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/27/breaking-news-spains-ministry-of-health-continue-to-baffle-residents-with-new-ways-of-calculating-coronavirus-figures/

 

The End of Privacy for Windows 10 Users: Microsoft started to ban ‘offensive language’ and ‘inappropriate content’ from Skype, Xbox, Office (MS Word) and other services on May 1, claiming it has the right to go through your private data to ‘investigate.’
If you have even the slightest expectation of privacy while on the internet, Microsoft has just taken that away. They have now been forced to admit they collect, scan and filter everything (yes, everything!) you do. If they don’t like some content on the computer, or in Skype/Email/WhatsApp/Office or in your cloud accounts, they have the right to delete it without warning you and then permanently close all your Microsoft / Google related accounts- Gmail, YouTube,  Office 365,  Skype, WhatsApp, etc. A total digital wipeout. Any credit balances for paid MS services will be forfeited.  This is already happening!
Better watch out if you are playing Xbox, get ticked, and cuss. Microsoft might ban you for the “offensive language.” If they do, then say bye-bye to your Xbox Gold Membership and any Microsoft account balances. Or if you and a significant other are getting hot and heavy via Skype, you better watch your language and any nudity because that, too, can get you banned. You need to self-censor when sensitive topics like criticism of China’s policy in Hong Kong, or questioning vaccine safety are communicated or you risk being deleted. The ban hammer could also fall if digital search assistant Cortana is listening at the wrong moment (a problem for people like me that regularly curse at computers they are using) or if documents and files hosted on Microsoft services violate Microsoft’s amended terms. The changes are part of the new Microsoft Terms of Services agreement that went into effect on May 1 and cover a plethora of Microsoft services.
All Windows 10 users should read the short article here. Naturally you won’t find much info about this on the Google controlled searches: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3264658/microsoft-to-ban-offensive-language-from-skype-xbox-office-and-other-services.html

 

Bad Day For Tech Giants:
-SHUT ’EM DOWN! Trump threatens to ‘CLOSE DOWN’ social media platforms that ‘silence conservatives’ as feud with Twitter ramps up. Trump tweets: Twitter has now shown that everything we have been saying about them (and their other compatriots) is correct. Big action to follow! See: https://www.the-sun.com/news/891225/trump-threaten-close-down-social-media-twitter/
Google faces another new antitrust case for payment apps manipulation in India: This is Google’s third major antitrust challenge in India. In 2018, the CCI fined Google $21 million for “search bias”, but a company appeal against that is pending. The CCI last year also started probing Google for allegedly misusing its dominant position to reduce the ability of smartphone manufacturers to opt for alternate versions of its Android mobile operating system. See: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-google-antitrust-exclusive/exclusive-google-faces-antitrust-case-in-india-over-payments-app-sources-idUSKBN2331G3
-Wikipedia co-founder: Site’s neutrality is ‘dead’ thanks to leftist bias. “Wikipedia Is Badly Biased” is a blog article by Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, published this month declaring that the online encyclopedia’s “neutral point of view” policy is “dead” due to the rampant left-wing bias of the site. See the original post: https://larrysanger.org/2020/05/wikipedia-is-badly-biased/

 

Workers missing out on full furlough entitlement speak out against fraudulent employers: Many full-time workers, especially in the hospitality sector, claim their social security payments were greatly reduced because they had wrongly been forced to work on part-time contracts. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/22/furloughed-workers-malaga-province-20200522102232-v.html

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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