DigameXtra No. 1527 Wednesday, Jan. 29th 2020

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Rugby Six Nations at The Coach and Horses Nerja:
The Six Nations starts this Saturday at 3.15 with Wales against Italy and continues at 5.45 with Ireland against Scotland. England play France on Sunday at 4.
All these games and the rest of the Six Nations fixtures over the coming weeks will be showing at the Coach and Horses in Nerja. We have 4 TVs, loads of room, and a warm welcome for fans of all teams. We are on Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 70 (Post Office Street). See our Facebook page for more information. FB Link


Bandits in Caleta: Hi folks, The Bandits will be playing at Chiringuito El Tropy on the beach in Caleta this coming Saturday 1 February from 1.00pm.
To reserve your table call 689 237 643.
We play a wide range of musical styles from Pink Floyd to Herbie Hancock on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, keyboards and saxophone. Our Rolling Stones expert, Kees de Lieuwe will be strutting his stuff as usual.
The forecast is looking good, hope to see you there.
Rod, Kees & Mitch- The Bandits


Donkey Rescue benefit: Donkey Dreamland Rescue Center. Sat Feb 1st. From 13:00h to 18:00h. Music by Constanza Jazz Quartet. Food by Munchies Smokehouse. Drinks from La Ola Brewing.
Location: Diseminado Atalaya, 144, 29650 Mijas, Málaga FB Link


26th Rockin’Race Jamboree: This Rockabilly event will be held at the Prince of Asturias Auditorium in Torremolinos from February 6 to 9 and promises to be a major musical event with more than 30 bands DJs and classic cars. Headlining acts are Robert Gordon (Rockabilly legend) & Darrel Higham (from UK band Kat Men) and The Doug Kershaw Band.
It’s a real rockabilly event that attracts audiences from all over Europe and the town of Torremolinos is the place to be seen if you like Beehive hairstyles, drapes, 50s fashion and American music.
There is a great five day offer at €80 per person to include a free cd although you can buy entry for single days but at €40 per person and be warned, Sunday tickets are already exhausted.
A number of the events take place in different parts of the town and there will be a limited number of market stalls offering a selection of goods in keeping with the event.
Auditorium Municipal Príncipe de Asturias
C/ Pedro Navarro Bruna, s/n – Recinto Ferial
2960 Torremolinos – Málaga (ESPAÑA)
We opened the sale of accommodations in the Hotel La Barracuda and tickets!
If you want to stay at the Festival Hotel, book your room now!
Hotel La Barracuda
Avda. de España, 1
2960 Torremolinos – Málaga (ESPAÑA)

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Garden Work: Samuel the Gardner. Looking for someone to prepare your garden for the Spring? Samuel Perez Perez from Canillas de Albaida comes highly recommended for all types of gardening work. He is hardworking, reasonably priced and fully professionally equipped for all jobs. He can undertake strimming to clear land, removal of processionary caterpillar nests, pruning or removal of trees, planting, harvesting of fruit and construction work (for example dry stone walls, terraces and BBQs). He covers the areas including Canillas, Archez, Competa, Sayalonga, Sedella, Salares, Algarrobo and Torrox. Free quotations for all jobs.
Recommendations from satisfied clients are available in DigameXtra Issue 549.
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Wanted: Private dog sitters. We are interested in hearing from anyone who will look after our two Beiwer puppies for about four or five weeks a year over one or two weeks at a time. They are currently 8 months old and the first trip will likely be Easter. They are clean and quiet and sleep through the night. We are happy to pay the going rate for dog sitting but more important is that they are cared for properly. If you think you would be able to provide a caring and safe environment we would like to hear from you.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, it’s great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We now have Moringa trees available. See the photo below.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit the Blue buttons on our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
Contact: Dave
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
website: http://www.vetiverspain.com


For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Matching bedside tables upcycled stripped back to natural olive chalk paint clear wax new handles. Measurements 48 wide 36 deep 66 high Price 150€ (for both)
-Beautiful unit been taken back to natural with a chalk paint and waxed. It comes with a piece of glass to protect the glass. Measurements Width 105cms Depth 42cms Height 82cms Price 150€
-Lovely small upcycled table chalk paint and waxed. Width 26cms Depth 26cms Height 33cms Price 25€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Kayak with 3 oars. Price 75 euros. Buyer to collect.
-2 life jackets, never worn. 1 large, 1 medium.
25 euros each or 45 euros for both. More pics of jackets available.
Janet. Location Torrox Costa.
Tel 663 612 271 or WhatsApp 0044 7976 925833


For Sale: TV. Mitsai 21” Flat Screen Full HD TV with HDMI Connection and RC. all in good working order.
25 Euro. Michael/Archez
Tel 07530277376


For Sale, 2 items:
-Victorian wash set 11 pieces plus oblong tray to fit soap dish etc. on Crownford burslem. €100
-2 new wall lights. Bought in Malaga €60. Price €20
Contact sarah.mcnulty@yahoo.co.uk . Nerja


For Sale: Dimplex Fireplace heater SBN20E with remote control. A lovely heater only purchased in April 2019. Genuine reason for sale. Only used a few times, Reduced to 120 Euros. Competa area.
Sylvia 625279286 or 952115981


For Sale: Table and 4 chairs. Four Chairs with cream seats plus Table 120 cms x 75 cms. in very good condition. 65 euros.
Table legs unscrew so that you can easy transport. (buyer collects)
More pics on request. Situated at Torrox Park, Kaye
654 905 185 (whatsapp available)


News & Articles

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British Consulate continues Brexit outreach with two more Costa meetings: Two more events have been planned, in Malaga city and Coín, on 1 and 19 February, respectively. You’ll be able to ask experts about your concerns. More info: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/24/british-consulate-continues-brexit-20200124102828-v.html


New UK overdraft rates of 40% could hit even if you live in Spain:
When you consider that the Bank of England Base Rate is just 0.75 per cent and savers are doing well to obtain interest at 3 per cent, consumers must be wondering how the High Streets banks can justify introducing new overdraft rates of almost 40 per cent! Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/28/new-uk-overdraft-rates-could-hit-even-if-you-live-in-spain/


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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/
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