DigameXtra No. 1300 Monday, May 27th 2019

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EU Election News

BBC 2AM 27May19- UK European elections 2019: Brexit Party dominates as Tories and Labour suffer.
The Brexit Party has taken the lead in the UK European election results, with the pro-EU Lib Dems coming second.
The Conservatives and Labour have suffered heavy losses, with the former heading for less than 10% of the vote. Overall, out of 64 MEPs declared, Mr Farage’s party has won 28, the Lib Dems 15, Labour 10, Greens seven, the Tories three and Plaid Cymru one.
Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48417228

Spain’s Socialists win big in EU vote: With more than 95 percent of votes counted, government spokeswoman Isabel Celaa announced the Socialist Party had come first with close to 33 percent, followed by the conservative Popular Party which won just over 20 percent.
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who is now living in exile in Belgium won a seat as an MEP, so did his former deputy Oriol Junqueras currently, currently jailed on remand in Spain and on trial with 11 others for his role in staging the illegal referendum on independence, he won a seat as an MEP as well as being elected to Spain’s national parliament.
Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20190526/exit-polls-socialists-score-resounding-win-in-eu-vote

 

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Car boot sale Lake Vineuala: Hi everyone. Normally our car boot market is held the first Sunday of the month with the exception of August and January. However, for June it has had to be moved to the 9th June due to the restaurant being closed for Romeria and as a lot of you travel a long distance to attend the market am giving you advance notice of this change. Hope to see you all on the 9th where, as you know, there are many bargains to be had. See you then. Stallholders please ring 619 471 301 for a reservation as you know we get fully booked quickly.

 

El Jam!: Mondays at Fitzgerald’s, Nerja. 9pm.

 

Tango & Other Songs From Buenos Aires: Patricia Andrade & Ramón Maschio. Thurs 30 May 8pm. Sostiene Pereira, 4 Calle Horno de la Merced
18010 Granada
. The Argentine guitarist invites the teacher Patricia Andrade during her time in Granada to share the best of Buenos Aires music.
Besides concert, it will be a reunion of friends! Ramón Maschio, tango guitarist based in Granada invites Patricia Andrade, renowned singer and teacher, to travel around Europe, to share classic and contemporary songs from the Buenos Aires song. Contact and tickets: Event Link

 

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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.

 

New!! This Summer in Malagalingo:
INTENSIVE AND SUPERINTENSIVE SPANISH COURSES
-18 or 28 hours per week
-1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
-Communicative and conversational method. Playful approach.
-Super-reduced groups (Maximum of 6 students)
-On our OUTDOOR TERRACE when the weather is nice
This summer, take advantage of your stay to learn Spanish with us!!!
You’ll speak Spanish at last
Check the details in the attached document below or on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/malagalingo
And for more information come to see us at our School
Malagalingo Facebook: malagalingo
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
malagalingo AT gmail DOT com

 

Request for Performers at a Local Charity Event: Can anyone offer their time and musical talent to play a set at the 8th Annual Music Fest to benefit Axarquia Animal Rescue? This charity event will take place at Scirocco in Puente Don Manuel, near Lake Viñuela / Velez-Malaga area, on Sunday 25th August 2019 with live music all afternoon and evening until midnight. 100% of proceeds go to charity.
There is no fee but all performers and helpers will be provided with refreshments and free tickets for their families. Anyone up for this please email me at jojoabax at hotmail dot com or call 650 193 777. Thank you!
The Google location for the venue is Google Maps Link

 

Waynes drains and Reform building services: For all your drainage and reform building requirements including leak detection, septic tanks, pools, bathrooms and much more.
you can check out our work on
https://www.facebook.com/waynesdrainsandreformbuildingservices/
Contact Mike: 657862628 / 634275030 or Rob: 606934334

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Two carpets in very good condition.
One blue: 190 x 130 cm
One beige: 100 x 150 cm 80 euros total
Purchaser must pick up in Caleta
Contact Carol : carol.bausa@yahoo.com

 

For Sale: Gas barbeque. Good condition. Double burner with partially full gas bottle. 50 Euros. Contact John. 695 093 654 or +44 7703 177109. More pics on request.
E mail: wonders dot john at hotmail dot com. Collect from Iznate.

 

For Sale: English woodburner plus charcoal chimenea 30 euro, Torrox pueblo.
Contact Dorothy 642964323 ; 951139291
dorothyniblock at hotmail dot com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
– Swings and rope ladder – Quality wooden swing, simple but strong plastic swing, rope ladder. All kept in good condition, never left out in the winter, only used for grandchildren over four summers. Can split. €25
– Inflatable pool nets – Football net and volleyball net. €10 for the pair
Contact Ray, Competa Campo, WhatsApp/Telephone 658354661.
Email: fayandray AT msn DOT com

 

For Sale: Wooden Cot on castors. Only used for Grand children’s holidays. Selling complete with 1 mattress suitable for young baby plus I ordinary mattress, both in VGC. E25 .
Tel . Judith 646818913. Competa
EMail. alvin mair @ g mail . com

 

FREE: Keen on tropical fish? I have a fish tank Interpet 64lts on a base/cupboard
1:20cm high x 0:65cms wide with pump, filters and all accesories.
Can be collected from Canillas de Albaida, Terry
685 87 85 06 english
636 87 83 69 spanish/english

 

FREE Ceiling Fans: 2 fans as in photo free to collector. Collect from Torrox Costa.
Will provide full address details and phone number to first person to confirm.
Please contact Trev on:
trevhayward @ gmail.com

 

Wanted please Digamextra readers: Am looking for someone who has a surplus of goldfish for my 2,500 litre fishpond. I did have Koi Carp in it for years until a tragedy happened some years ago and now wish to reinstate it with fish, marginal plants and water lilies. If any of you can help me both in fish and plants would love to hear from you. Realistically cannot take them for another week until the water has settled correctly. Am willing to pay a reasonable price for both.
My email is: sandra.hendey@gmail.com or phone on 619 471 301. Thank you.

 

Wanted to Rent: In Torre del Mar, Caleta de Velez, or the Algorobbo Costa area, for the month of September a 2 bed house or an apartment – no need for a pool. Parking would be nice.
Non-smoking retired couple in their 60’s, no pets, wanting a base for house hunting.
Please send brief description of the property and photos if possible and of course general location.
Many thanks
email: anneconti1956@outlook.com
Anne – Canillas de Albaida

 

Recommendations

Furniture Upholsterer: I read that someone was looking for an Upholsterer, I have used Micheals upholsterer on different occasions for pillows, cushions for lounges with color proofed fabric(so practical here in the Sun) to complete headboard with piping. Everything was done professionally down to the last detail for fair pricing. Micheals upholsterer is located in Competa, phone number is: 640254207.
Gts. Patrica, Competa, deassola@gmail.com

 

Chiropodist: Some months ago Amanda came to us here at Casa Serena. Have lost her contact number – please get in touch with us again – we need you! Norma & John Grant Casa Serena Competa.
email grantserena @gmail.com

 

Relief among Hospital Costa del Sol-Marbella users as ‘excessive’ parking rates are scrapped: From Monday 20 May use of the car park is completely free for two weeks. However, it has been announced that once a new operation contract comes into force, users will have to pay one euro per 12 hours. Source:
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201905/24/relief-among-hospital-costa-20190524100601-v.html

 

Tech Tips by DoctorLaptop

The speed of internet developments accelerate, these newspaper articles all appeared within days of each other.
-AMAZON Wants To Scan and Map Every Inch of Your Bodieshttps://www.fastcompany.com/90355120/would-you-let-amazon-3d-scan-your-body-for-a-25-gift-card
-AMAZON Pushes Wearable Device That Monitors Your Emotions in Real Timehttps://www.bloombergquint.com/business/amazon-is-working-on-a-wearable-device-that-reads-human-emotions
-FACEBOOK Plans Cryptocurrency, (Wants to Replace Your Bank and Help Manage Your Money In a Cashless World) (Like I would trust my money to a service that frequently locks out users with no obvious reason! -Ed.)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/24/facebook-plans-to-launch-globalcoin-cryptocurrency-in-2020
-Buyer beware: Google is tracking your purchases by scanning your Gmailhttps://www.foxnews.com/tech/google-tracking-purchases-gmail
Does anyone else think this is all headed in a bad direction? Some big players are fighting back! CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram, accuses social media giant of censorship, being ‘utopian socialists’https://www.foxnews.com/tech/crossfit-quits-facebook-instagram-accuses-censorship-utopian-socialists

 

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Torre del mar, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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