DigameXtra No. 1474 Tuesday, Dec. 3rd 2019

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Bank Holidays: Friday Dec 6th is Constitution Day, shops will be closed. Monday Dec 9th is Immaculate Conception Day, also a holiday but some shops will open with limited hours.

What’s On

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Afternoon Quiz: There will be an Afternoon Quiz in our usual venue, El Pozuelo, Laguna Beach, on Thursday 5th December at 3pm.
To find El Pozuelo, go through the main arches, down the side of the offices on the left and round the back. They are between the supermarket and the hairdressers. All welcome, our Quizmaster will be Phil.
Carole/carolemhart@yahoo.com/El Morche

 

Carol Service: El Puente Christian Fellowship are holding a Christmas Carol Service at 7pm on Wednesday 11 December. It will be held in the church hall which is underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Come and enjoy traditional carols, and join us for mulled wine and mince pies afterwards. For further details please contact
carolynannmoore@hotmail.com

 

Phoenix Events: The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
December
-10th. Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale – Roll up, roll up and come and see us at our Christmas Fayre. Not just scrumptious things to eat, but we also have some great ideas for Christmas presents – Doors open at La Vega Bar at 12 noon.
January
-10th. Trip to Gib 12€pp
-17th. La Canada shopping centre and pm Iceland, Fuengirola €15pp
-31st. Trip to the Ski slopes of the Sierra Nevadas €17.50pp
All our trips include a driver’s gratuity of €1.
For more information contact Gail on 951067723, by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page  FB Link

 

For One Night Only: Kick Start Your Christmas with the World’s Best Tribute Show “Frank, Dean and Sammy- ‘The Rat Pack’”
All the Classic Hits and Banter from their Las Vegas show’s!
On Thursday 5th December from 8pm.
At ‘Casa Grande’ situated next to the Rio Chillar river bank, entrance via 2nd opening at Rio Chillar car park, under the roadway on your right.
Tickets 10€ from the usual Nerja outlets and a limited number on the door. Enquiries 691 934 626

 

Bar Los Amigos:
-Laura Killeney, Saturday 7th December 9pm, Free Entry
-Christmas Market, Saturday 14th December 12pm-3pm Free Entry
-Boxing Day Bash with Tony Brown From 9pm Free Entry
-Sandy Lawrence Saturday 18th January 2020 9pm Free Entry
Contact Details: Bar Los Amigos, Centro Comercial, 1B Torrox Park, 29793,
(Opp. Camping El Pino) Tel: ‪+44 (0)7834389562‬
‪Enquiries@losamigostorrox.club‬
Facebook Page – Bar Los Amigos Torrox

 

Rocky Horror Madrid Show- Malaga: La Cochera Cabaret, Avenida de los Guindos 19, 29004 Málaga. Two nights only. Thu Jan 23 2020 9pm and Fri Jan 24 2020 8pm. FB Link

 

Lenny Kravitz at Marenostrum, Fuengirola- On Sale Now: Thurs 23 July 2020
Doors 8pm, show at 10pm. Tix €50-90.  https://marenostrumfuengirola.com/concierto/lenny-kravitz-here-to-love-tour-2020/

 

Game of Thrones & The Best Epic Film Music Live: Feb 9th, 7pm.
Royal Film Concert Orchestra ; Fernando Furones, director
FYCMA – Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga
Avenida Ortega y Gasset, 201, 29006 Málaga FB Link

 

Amy Winehouse Tribute: Sat Dec 21, 9:30pm.
La Trinchera, Calle Parauta 25, 29006 Málaga. 16+ only.
€10adv/€14door. FB Link

 

Richard Ray Farrell, Acoustic Blues and Folk: Dec 6th 9pm. Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio, Pasillo de Sta. Isabel 7, 29005 Malaga. Photo:FB  FB Link

 

The Nerja Players: Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 PM Presents The Two B’s Annual Christmas Comedy Special PLUS a 12 Days of Christmas Raffle that will benefit Nerja’a Taller de Amsistad. Wine and Mince Pies will be served! Members: Free / Non-Members: €3pp.
Reserve online at https://thenerjaplayers.com. If you have any questions please contact: admin (at) thenerjaplayers (dot)com. You can also use the Chat Box on our website or Facebook Messenger by visiting FB Link

 

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Fab new venue for Move It To Music! classes: Move it to Music! is so pleased to announce it has a light, bright and altogether rather lovely new venue: Millenium Wellness Center in Pasaje Milenio 3 (just off the far entrance to Nerja’s Carabeo car park). Saturdays at 11 am. Feel energised and joyful with these low-impact dance fitness moves set to spirit-lifting tunes. Option to meet afterwards for a chat over coffee. Just turn up with water and a towel, wearing trainers and stretchy clothing. Beginners welcome! December classes on 7th, 14th and 21st.
(moveittomusic @ yahoo.co.uk / WhatsApp/tel: 675 846 217)

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center. Upcycled furniture.
-Super keshans 100% wool rug Measurements Length 300cms Width 200cms Price 100€
-Sofa bed with pull out mattress underneath opens up to Width 135cms Length 190cms Price 55€
-Fantastic coffee table very heavy with granite tiles with 4 individual glass tops. Top quality paid 700€ Measurements Length 120cms Depth 80cms Height 43cms Price 350€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation. Ideal Christmas present, Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation, excellent condition, storage capacity 4Gb, Wi-Fi, six inch screen, unlocked and de-registered ready for registering with Amazon in your name and your books. Comes with padded case.
Price- €40, Located Cómpeta area, Phone or email Derek 952 11 53 88, competacampo@gmail.com

 

For Sale: Treadmill. Sturdy(heavy) treadmill with massage belt and dumbbells. Multi programmes and speed settings. Excellent condition, little used. €100. Non negotiable.
Tel Joanne/Competa 655722962

 

For Sale: Manderines 1,50€/Kilo. Sweet, juicy and ecologically grown, with no herbicides or pesticides ever applied. Trees fed exclusively on a rich proprietary compost and sweet well water. Fruit is sun ripened and only picked when ready. By placing your order a day in advance, you will be assured of freshness of these marvelous Manderines, which are available at finca site only. Located in Algarrobo (pueblo)
ellen.amos@hotmail.com

 

For Sale: Two single beds, with one able to fold up underneath the other one. As new 150 euros. Free bedhead and fitted sheets. Jan/Torrox Pueblo 686144118

 

News & Articles

Local councils agree to control parakeet plague by shooting: The provincial government will carry out a public awareness campaign to explain why such drastic measures are necessary. The main local councils affected by the plague of monk parakeets agreed on Friday that the most appropriate, albeit unpopular, way of controlling the population is by shooting them with air rifles. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201912/02/local-councils-agree-control-20191202124516.html

 

Ruling clears way for more Sunday Shop Openings in Malaga City: A court has overturned a regional government restriction on larger shops and shopping centres in Malaga city opening on Sunday and public holidays. Malaga is officially classified as an area with a high concentration of tourism, meaning shops can open.
But the Junta banned stores over 300 metres and parts of national chains opening on Sundays and public holidays in areas outside the centre of the city.
Larger shops have been complaining, and now the court agrees, saying that the Junta cannot impose those restrictions and that all stores should be free to set their own timetables. Source & Photo Credit (SUR): http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201911/29/ruling-clears-more-sunday-20191129102152-v.html

 

Local Newspapers Battle for Internet Traffic Share: While DigameXtra enjoys an exclusive niche of publishing daily and is growing steadily in readership and website visits, we don’t get near the web traffic of the big players in the media marketplace. It appears the competition for top local newspaper is heating up. EuroWeekly posted this article 29Nov19 that appears  designed to redirect people searching for the Olive Press News to the EuroWeekly site. The article is titled “The Olive Press Latest News From http://www.euroweeklynews.com”. The content of the article discusses actual olive pressing machines, while also being sure to include keywords “olive press news” several times. I thought the Spanish April Fools Day was Dec. 28?!? This is a common tactic but is rarely so “in your face”, most webmasters just bury the individual keywords scattered among unrelated text, not using whole phrases that clearly ID a target.
See article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/11/29/the-olive-press-latest-news-from-www-euroweeklynews-com/#.XeVFApko_rc

 

Pets

CAT LOVERS ALERT!- First Clinic on the Costa exclusively for cats, in Torremolinos: A new trend in specialised pet care has inspired the opening of the first veterinary clinic on the Costa just for cats. Clínica Felina Malagat, which opened last month, is one of only two that exist in Andalucía, the other being in Seville. Multi-Lingual service including English. Full details: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201911/29/european-trend-inspires-first-20191129102142-v.html

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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, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Valez 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
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