DigameXtra No. 1523 Saturday, Jan. 25th 2020

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Cinema In English – January 24th to 30th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
-Dark Waters – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway. Weekdays 16:30 Sat/Sun 12:00, 16:30.
-Dolittle – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Robert Downey Jnr, Antonio Banderas. Sat/Sun 12:05; Mon/Tue/Thu 17:05, 19:15, 21:25.
-JoJo Rabbit – Dir. Taika Waititi. With Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell. Weekdays 15:50, 22:30; Sat/Sun 12:25, 15:50, 22:30.
-1917 – Dir. Sam Mendes. With George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman. Daily 20:05.
-Bad Boys For Life – Dir. Adil El Arbi. With Will Smith, Martin Lawrence. Daily 22:30.
-For opera lovers, there will be a screening of Puccini’s La Boheme live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This will be on Wednesday 29th at 20:45.
-For those in the West of the region, Tuesday is VOSE day at Yelmo – Rincon De La Victoria (https://www.yelmocines.es/cartelera/malaga/rincon-de-la-victoria). On the 28th they will be screening JoJo Rabbit (19:40), Dolittle (22:10), and Dark Waters (20:15). (Thanks Doug. -Ed.)


Red Mick: Tribute to Simply Red. Sunday March 8 7pm, €15. The Danish Club, Paseo Maritimo, Torre del Mar.
Info&Tix: maddie@costa-events.com ; 686 722 349


The Fat Fajita, coming events: Our season starts again on Monday 3 February and our first weekend, as always, coincides with the Torremolinos Rockin’ Race.
We are looking forward to seeing all our regular musicians and customers, if you are reading this and have never been, this is the time, great music, colourful outfits and a great bunch of friendly people, and not forgetting, a great venue, welcoming staff and mouth watering food!
-Fri 7 Feb: 3pm Dave Phillips & the Hot Rod Gang. 6pm The Howling Ramblers
-Sat 8 Feb: 3pm Hot Clocer Club. 7pm Ric Arlandi
-Sun 9 Feb: 3pm The Prairie Sinners
Calle Salvador Allende, 58, Torremolinos 29620 FB Link


Aire Flamenco: Live at La Lola Taperia’s 1st anniversary party. Sunday, 26Jan. Beers, tapas, drinks and to move the body the performance of Aire Flamenco. Pl Gloria Fuertes 7, La Cala del Moral (Rincon) Tel 691 50 19 81 FB Link


La Vaqueria: Valentines Day Brunch. Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Serve yourselves from our Romantic Brunch Buffet for just 21 euros per couple. Enjoy a mimosa in our beautiful garden or charming interior. A tranquile day to remember. FB Link
Calle del Arroyo Limón, Benamargosa 29718 FB Link


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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates. 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain:
Scheduled all year every month on time.
Leave Spain 28th January – Arrive UK 2nd February.
Leave UK 25th February . – Arrive UK 6th March.
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month.
We can add too or amend these dates if viable.
We cover the UK and Southern Spain.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters or 2.5 tonne.
Full insurance with British Insurance Company.Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request, hard copies always carried on vans.
Your goods are handled only by us and moved on our vans and kept in our own storage.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and South Wales in 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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The Complete Video/Audio Service:
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Tel Richard 659458020 or
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Horse Riding: Andale Horse Riding. Nerja beach, Sierra Almijara Mountains and Tapas Ride. Open every day. Beach and Mountain Trail rides for all abilities and ages, we have miniature ponies for children from age 3yrs and upwards. Also lessons. Pony Club at weekends. Pago Castillo Alto, 22E, 29780 Nerja, Málaga Call / WhatsApp 671 229 762. Map: Map Link  Website: http://www.andaleridingcentre.com/home.html

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center:
-2 matching natural bedside lockers with new handles Measurements Width 48cms Depth 33cms Height 59cms Price 55€ each ( sold has a pair)
-Stunning sideboard stripped back to natural with chalk paint waxed with new white porcelain knobs. Measurements Width 195cms Depth 40cms. Height 85cms Price 260€
-Very creative up cycled square coffee table .Natural wood with colored chalk pebbles waxed. Measurements Width 58cms Depth 58cms Height 46cms Price 115€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: A beautiful 3D picture. 69 x.59 cm. 20 Euros. Money to the AARP shop in Torre del Mar. mobile 664 867 353, on whatapp. Gina. La Vinuela.
Email- cgbrasier@gmail.com


For Sale: As new Stannah Lift installed 6 months ago on 12 tread staircase. Reason for sale returning to UK. Can be available from first week of March. 2000 Euros ono
Contact Richard 659458020 Herradura area.


Accommodation Offered: Does anyone in “Digame Land“ know an easy going native Spanish speaker who would like short term accommodation in my house overlooking the sea at Torrox Costa ?
The free accommodation would be in exchange for Spanish Conversation with me everyday so I can improve my intermediate Spanish. It might interest a young person who wants to become a teacher or an older person who likes to talk and wants company and a change of scenery. Animal lovers and non smokers please .
If you would like to discuss this further please contact
judy annspain @ yahoo . com ( no spaces )
Thank you, Judy


News & Articles

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BREAKING: Deadly coronavirus reaches Europe with France confirming 2 cases.
The first was in Bordeaux while the second was in a suburb of Paris.
What is the coronavirus?
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are common worldwide and can cause mild to moderate diseases in people and in some instances be fatal.
Coronaviruses are types of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract of mammals, including humans. They are associated with the common cold, pneumonia and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and can also affect the gut. According to health studies, patients who present symptoms that include fever, a cough, shortness of breath and muscle pain should seek medical help immediately.


UK Driver Licences Info: In the event BREXIT goes ahead, the UK will no longer belong to the European Union, so that all traffic agreements within the framework of the EU will no longer be valid for citizens of the UK. Among other things, this means that the permissions from the UK will only be valid for driving in Spain during the first 9 months of the BREXIT, provided they are in force.
If you want to continue driving in our country, you must make an exchange (approval), renewal or replacement of your permission by one Spanish equivalent, must deliver the original.
The DGT launches a protocol that you can make the exchange, renewal or replacement of your permission in the UK for the Spanish equivalent in the same preconditions to the BREXIT, without having to wait for the signing of a new agreement between countries or having to obtain a new Spanish driving license.
For this you must be holder of a driving license in the UK, have habitual residence in Spain and submit the application before the January 31, 2020. Thus, whatever happens that day, you guarantee that we address you to make the exchange of your license for a period of 9 months from the date of the BREXIT.
At the time of the proceedings will be withdrawn the original permit and give you a provisional permit (paper, only good in Spain). Approximately within a month and a half have your final permit.
Remember: You must perform extraordinary redemption request, renovació or replacement before the January 31, 2020.
Source: https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/permisos-de-conducir/canje-permisos/canje-permisos-extranjeros/canje-renovacion-sustitucion-uk/index.shtml#


Malaga Monsoon Threatens Goya Awards: The Goya Awards, to be held in Malaga Saturday afternoon, is overshadowed by the threat of torrential rain.
And the forecast is that until the very end of the day, the bad weather will continue. The Spanish Agency of Meteorology (Aemet) activated a yellow alert for the Costa del Sol, Guadalhorce and Malaga. The alert is maintained since yesterday when the Orange alert was activated for up to 30 litres per square metre in one hour, and the emergency plan was activated for the area.
Although icy temperatures are expected, inside the Jose Maria Martin Carmena Sports Palace the temperature will be charged with several musical shows ready to ignite the atmosphere. Among them, Antonio Banderas who will bring his musical A Chorus Line to the gala. Also performing will be Britain’s Jamie Cullum, Ana Mena, Rayden, Amaia and Celia Flores amongst others.


Freak storm causes traffic chaos and leaves Malaga residents knee-deep in hailstones: At around 6.45am heavy rain and thunder and lightning gave way to hailstones that settled where they fell, covering streets, parks and beaches in white.
In Limonar, a residential area east of the city centre, the hailstones formed a layer of up to 30 centimetres deep, bringing traffic to a standstill and preventing residents from leaving their homes. Photo:GERMÁN POZO


Abandoned cats: Can anyone help please? A neighbour recently died from a heart attack. She left 8 young cats and kittens which were then left to fend for themselves. during the last storms I gave them food and made a warm dry shelter for them to sleep and shelter from the cold and biting winds. Two of the kittens were tiny and undernourished and one had lost an eye, but I managed to nurse them to health. Three needed treatment for parasites and are now cured. These little creatures are now healthy and fît and deserve to be in loving homes. I have to leave Spain very soon, and am desperate to change their situation. Are there any Digamites who can help in any way? Thank you in anticipation.
Laurence. Tel : 622 922 131. Benajarafe.


Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in Nerja, or are visiting the Nerja area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ The King in Nerja. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee & biscuits. Why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30.
Prayer Meetings on Thursdays at 11.00.
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CN8qXQJUfms


Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Whatsapp: +34.634540519


Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
website: https://evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Welcome to the services of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar:
Our parish seeks to serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the mainly English-speaking community in Nerja, Almuñécar, and surrounding area. It is our commitment to draw them into a closer relationship with God and his church. We are kindly offered the use of local Roman Catholic churches.
Sunday Eucharist Services
9.30 am – Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Chapel). This small chapel is situated towards the western end of the beach and set back near the Chinasol Hotel and seafront. There is a Eucharist every Sunday from November through to March, and there is a Eucharist service on every alternative Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in April, May, September and October). There are no services during the hot summer months of June, July and August.
12.00 noon – Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucía. There is a Eucharist service at this time throughout the year. The church is within easy walking distance of the first large roundabout as you drive into town from the Malaga direction, by the bus station.
All further information regarding the parish and the weekly services is to be found on our website – www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk
If you wish to contact us directly, the e-mail is; cofenerja@gmail.com
The Revd Nigel Thomas, Priest in Charge


Church Services in English, Cómpeta:
-Normal Services at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar.
Our thanks, as ever, to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga
Enquiries to the Rector of the Congregation of St. Barnabas:
952 03 04 61


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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

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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