DigameXtra No. 1548 Wednesday, Feb. 19th 2020

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PLEASE READ!: If you use a non-Spanish phone number please type it  exactly as it is dialed from Spain. I am getting complaints from readers who say some provided phone numbers are being submitted with a variety of country codes and are either missing, or have extra, digits. These are unreachable, so you are missing replies.
When the UK leaves the EU on 31 January, there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, during which virtually all EU rules and regulations, including on mobile roaming anywhere in the EU, will continue to apply. What happens after that will depend on what is agreed about the UK’s future economic relationship with the EU, which could include the abolition of, or limits to, mobile roaming charges. Considering the way the EU regulators are attacking big tech companies over poor security and unpaid taxes, I would not expect roaming privilages to be continued after 2020. Using a non-Spanish mobile number also excludes some readers who use PAYG mobile plans that do not allow, or charge more, for international calls. My Spanish friends consider this rude for people who are guests in their country. As they explain, if you were in London and wanted a local service, would you call a Spanish mobile number? Probably not. -Ed.

What’s On

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Bandits in Competa: The Bandits will be playing live at the Carpinteria Bar in Competa this coming Friday 21 February. The fun starts at 9.30pm. Bring your dancing shoes! mitchbanjo@hotmail.com


CAS Quiz: Friday 21st of February. Punta Lara Bar Nerja
Don’t forget it is the CAS Quiz on Friday the 21st February in the Punta Lara Bar from 8pm with host Laura. Food & drink available throughout the night. To book a table ring Mark on 635 369 673.


Dana & Gianni in concert: Saturday 22nd of February from 6pm at Los Jarales (bar restaurant, camping) Calahonda Mijas Costa.
Dana & Gianni “The soul in the voice”;a great selection of international and originals songs, interpreted in an absolutely personal way and singing in 4 languages, that make them unique like their style that is a fusion of the experiences of each musician, based principally on soul, blues, jazz … They play in tuning 432, also called Aurea tuning. This frequency is much more harmonic than 440 and involves, both who are playing and the audience that listens, leaving a feeling of wellbeing both body and mind (experimented in hundreds of concerts). More info Facebook: @danaegianni (dana10marzo@gmail.com)


Rincon Caves Concert Series Update/Correction: Free Concert 29 February Rincón caves – soprano and piano
Please note, the telephone numbers provided in Digamextra yesterday are for an employee of the restaurant and she has nothing to do with reserving concert tickets. She gave me the correct box office number and I was told tickets cannot be reserved and it’s first come, first served. She advised arriving one hour before the concert (i.e. 7.00 pm and joining the queue. Good luck. Margaret, Torrox pueblo
Mariordan at aol dot com


Painting Exhibition: Painting exhibition of Marco Fontanive starts on Thursday the 20th of February at 6 PM at Bio Beach Club- Paseo Maritimo El Morche 29770. Frank ; frankvoce@gmail.com


Old Time Music Hall: Wednesday February 19 until Sunday February 23. Salon Varietes Theatre in Fuengirola. Pack Up Your Troubles and book now for The Marvellous Music Hall with performances nightly at 7.30pm except Sunday at 7pm.
Visit www.salonvarietestheatre.com to book, call the Box Office on 952 474 542 between 11am and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday or one hour before any show! Photo:Salon Varietes
More details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/11/music-hall-at-its-best-on-the-costa-del-sol-spain/


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Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
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References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Archez but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free


English Lawyer in the Periana Area: I am a British born lawyer providing assistance to English speaking people in Spain who have a legal issue that can be dealt with in the UK. I am a Family Law specialist and my particular area of expertise is the division of assets when a couple divorce. Even if you are here in Spain you can usually get divorced in the UK. I also handle Civil Law issues, Landlord & Tenant Problems and Legal Appeals. I have an office in this area where I can arrange an appointment in complete confidentiality. I offer you a FREE initial telephone advice session. In the first instance please email me at: enquiries.atkinsonmorley@gmail.com
Mr. Atkinson


Have a clear out: Garage, Garden, House. We buy all tools and Machinery, new or old, Good prices paid. Please ring Ernie or Martin. Iznate on 616812765 or 690854154. messenger or whatts app.or email :


Head chef or consultant: Very experienced head chef used to working with fresh food, I can easily take your British /uk food offering up to a level where you increase repeat business, very good skills showing you how to make excellent sauces, stocks, gravy etc, also good baking skills.
In turn this will improve your GPS, portion control.
I live in the torrox costa area so ideally there or nerja area, included in my cooking experience was, 5 years at a 1 michelin star restaurant in Scotland, so if you want to take your food offering up to be the best in your area get in touch, reasonable rates.
Regards, Joseph, +447411313342


Wanted: German speaking teacher for Spanish lessons. Unfortunately our teacher had to go back to Germany. Therefore we are looking for a replacement as soon as possible. We are a cheerful group of 6 – 8 seniors aged 60 to 75. We are using the Caminos A1 Neu lesson book. Lessons to be held once a week for two hours in the morning at Benajarafe. Thank you Christa/Benajarafe

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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
Check out the short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.”


For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Pine display unit with wicker Width 105cms Depth 45cms Height 206cms Price 160€
-Double headboard with wrought iron. Fit bed 150cms Wide Price 50€
-Display glass cabinet Width 80cms Depth 31cms. Height 159cms Price 70€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Android TV box 9.0 4 gb ram 64 gb rom x96h dual wifi + ethernet 2 hdmi 1 usb. Not used, surplus to requirements, still in box, includes cables and remote. El Morche. Cost €50 from Amazon, now 38€. Email to Valerie


For Sale: Cast iron chimenea. It measures 1.2meters high and 0.5meter wide at the fire pit. Ideal for those chilly evenings as you can burn almost anything. It can be viewed in Torrox Campo, 5 minutes from the village. Buyer to collect. 50 Euros. Call Avril  /Torrox on 670540533.


For Sale: Electric bike, ORUS E4000. Less than 1 year old.
Buyer to collect. Valle niza. €350 ONO. Mags
What’s app or messenger 0353866077105


Wanted: Typewriter ribbon. I am looking for a typewriter ribbon for an old portable machine. Ernest/Torrox pueblo. 651155624


News & Articles

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Heart doctors ‘held back stent death data’: Not all the patients were recruited at the same time. Some were recruited in 2011, others over the years that followed.
So, when the first results were published in 2016, the doctors doing the trial knew there was data about what had happened to some of the patients five years after their stent or heart surgery procedure. But they chose to look only at what happened up to three years after the patients’ procedures and publish that data.
Prof Nick Freemantle, a biostatistician at University College London, said: “If somebody had died three years and one day into the trial, that death wouldn’t have been counted in the results.
“I’m absolutely appalled that they’ve done this,” he said.
“I’ve taken a straw poll of my professional colleagues and it draws disbelief that people would do this,” he said. Full article at: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51539112


Spain launches dedicated Brexit hotline: Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or  +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English and ask if you are Spanish citizen wanting to live in the UK or a Brit in Spain. https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline


A Possible Explanation for the Lack of Customer Services in Spanish Retail Establishments?: In Spanish the word “whistleblower” doesn’t exist. It is revealing that the closest equivalents all have negative connotations, sounding more like snitch, sneak, toad or rat. Another word that doesn’t appear in Spanish but is widely used in English is “accountability” – taking responsibility for one’s public actions.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/opinion/2020-02-11/how-is-corruption-like-snow.html


Euromillions: results for Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The winning combination in the draw of Euromillions of the Tuesday, February 18 of 2020 corresponds to that formed by the following numbers: 11, 32, 34, 38 and 47 and the stars 02 Y 10.
The Million code has been the CVV46607.


Strange Objects In The Sky?: The alarm came last night on social networks. Several people shared videos and photographs of strange lights moving in the sky of Tenerife. Some shared the video among their followers, others did so by asking the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics what these images were due to.
In a short time the mystery was solved. The fifth deployment of Starlink communications satellites from Cape Canaveral continued their journey to place themselves in the final orbit and illuminated the sky of the Canary Islands in an incredible way. See article here (Spanish language): https://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2020/02/18/vieron-satelites-spacex-cielo-canarias/1256516.html?utm_source=rss



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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

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