DigameXtra No. 1538 Sunday, Feb. 9th 2020

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Frigiliana Carnival: Sat 29 Feb, 4:30pm Salida del Pascalles
Final party at Plaza 3 Culturas.



Special Valentine’s Dinner at The Connoisseur Indian Restaurant:
Free 2 glasses of Cava! Book your Indian Food and enjoy unforgettable moments with your couple.
Calle Acuario, Local 4 A (C. C. Las Terrazas de Miraflores) Riviera del Sol, Mijas Costa
Booking: 952 933 378 ; 674 135 588


Claddagh St Patrick’s Weekend Festival: Mar 14 at 12 PM – Mar 15 at 10 PM. Claddagh Live Music, 16 Arias maldonado, Apt skol, Marbella
Live music on the paseo, Guinness and other alcoholic beverages, food, craic. What more do you want?  FB Link


Sandy Lawrence “Thru the Decades”: Wednesday 12th February, 7.30pm. Casa Grande, Nerja 0044 7548 946056


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Guitar Masterclass: Every Monday 2pm. Los Amgos, Torrox Park
Each week we will learn and play one song, tutored by guitar legend Tony Brown.
Week one- Road to Hell, Chords Am Dm F E C G
We intend to have fun and add a new song each week.
If you would like to be involved, even just singing along, please come and enjoy an hour or so of easy to play music.
Please come along and drag your dusty old guitar with you.
Al/Torrox Costa

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: hob 4 burners. incl regulator. Outdoor kitchen idea? Eur 35,-. Buyer collects, Martin/Cómpeta village
Email: martinserundsun@gmail.com


Wanted: IPhone. I am interested in buying a pay as you go IPhone, to use mainly for WhatsApp and local calls, I don’t need a high end model if you have one reasonably priced in good condition let me have the make and price. Bryan/Vinuela,
Email: taylor in spain @ gmail dOt com no spaces.


For Rent: Nerja, Flat/Townhouse For Rent Long Term. Furnished.
Spacious, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), kitchen, living room, balcony, large roof terrace, air-con in living area, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room, awning over lower balcony, optional sun shade on roof terrace, communal swimming pool and tennis court, easy on-street free parking, great panoramic views of sea and mountains. 725€ per month + bills
More photos on request
+44 7939 578057



Recommendation for cleaning lady: We have been living in Competa for over five years, and it took us quite a while to find the right people to help maintain our home. Thanks to Digamextra, we’ve found both a great builder and cleaning ladies. We’ve already expounded the merits of SPW and would now like to help Marina. She is a single mother (two lovely young girls) of 36 years of age, and comes with her own mother to clean our house (170 sq metres, from top to bottom, inside and out), from 10 AM to 12:30 PM every Friday. That’s 5 hours total, and after nearly two and a half years, the job remains fantastic. They are hard-working women and 100% honest. Given some of the people we’ve encountered here, that’s a rare commodity indeed.
She and her mother clean seven homes on a weekly basis, but one of her customers, a German lady, is returning home to help out her daughter who is expecting. She would obviously like to replace that home with someone new. They both take 8 euros an hour and it is worth every penny and more. They live in Competa, but can travel as two of their customers live in Sayalonga.
Marina speaks English well enough to communicate, but I have volunteered to serve as a go-between for a first contact if you don’t speak Spanish too well. Please contact me at: 634361736 or email: puchkauzon1@gmail.com. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Paul in Competa


News & Articles

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More staff hired to end delay in ITV vehicle-test appointments: The regional government has dealt with the problem by increasing the amount of staff on temporary contracts. Appointments have been easier to get at testing centres in Malaga province over the last week. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/31/more-staff-hired-delay-20200131094141-v.html


EU or non-EU? Which passport queue should Brits use after Brexit?:
At midnight on January 31st, the UK entered the so-called “transition period”, during which negotiations on post-Brexit deals are set to take place.
That period lasts until December 31st 2020, unless it is extended on agreement by both Brussels and London.
But until then, British citizens still benefit from freedom of movement within the EU.
So while Brits may no longer be EU citizens they are still treated as such when it comes to travelling in and out of the EU.
That means joining the queue for EU citizens at airports, ports and railway stations. More info at: https://www.thelocal.es/20200203/which-passport-queues-should-brits-use-now-that-brexit-has-happened


Must electricity company pay?: Question- Last November there was a surge in the electric power and many of my home appliances were damaged beyond repair. What should I do? Answer: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/08/must-electricity-company-pay/


Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones (BBC): Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.
The French court said iPhone owners “were not informed that installing iOS updates (10.2.1 and 11.2) could slow down their devices”. It says Apple “committed the crime of deceptive commercial practice by omission” and had agreed to pay the fine.
Does Apple still slow down older iPhones?
Yes. Since Apple confirmed the practice in 2017, it has implemented it on several more iPhones including:
iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus running iOS 12.1 or higher
iPhone X running iOS 12.1 or higher
iPhone XS, XS Max and XR running iOS 13.1 or higher
Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51413724


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


Competa Church Services in English 2020:
The monthly Communion Service in English will continue to be celebrated on the First Sunday of each month, at 5.30 p.m. in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta, by kind permission of Father Liviu and of the Diocese of Málaga.
The next service will be on Sunday next, February the 2nd.
Enquiries 95 203 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
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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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