DigameXtra No. 1566 Sunday, March 8th 2020

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Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.


Almuñécar Ruta de la Tapa March 6 thru 14th, 2020: Head out on the Almuñécar Ruta de la Tapa and get your tapas passport stamped! You are in for wonderful treats and special tapas made for this event each Spring. Each year the tapas and restaurants change, so keep coming back! You may pick up a “passport” at any of the registered restaurants participating in the event or at any of the tourist office locations.  https://almunecarinfo.com/almunecar-ruta-de-la-tapa/


British Comedy: The moment you have all been waiting for! The commencement of the regulation Union Jack poster bullying for the April comedy shows!
Because we are kind we have decided to offer a secondary early bird price of EUR 17 for Estepona, and retain the ridiculously extra special early bird price of just EUR 12 for Benalmadena -until the END of MARCH!
Links to procure tickets below! FB Link
Louie Louie- Estepona – 23rd April
El Elefante- Benalmadena – 24th April


Billy Bremner Band at Casa Grande- Nerja: Only bar tickets left: Music around 8.30-9. The highlight of the year at Casa Grande. A legend in the rock industry, Billy played guitar in Rockpile with Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and Terry Williams. Then he joined The Pretenders. He has also played with eg. Robert Plant, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Shakin’ Stevens Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney to name a few. Billy has also worked as a studio musician in Nashville and Los Angeles for a number of years. His songs have been recorded by e.g. Thin Lizzy. After his years in the US he moved to Sweden and was a member of The Refreshments for a number of years. This year he is out on a big tour in Europe, and was in Japan a while ago playing. With him he has no less than Micke Finell and Peder Sundahl from among others, The Refreshments, Dave Edmunds Band and Roadwork. Expect a real rockin’ night!  FB Link
Casa Grande- Nerja, Rio Chillar, Nerja 29780. +46 72 449 85 83


5k Animal Charity Walk: This Sunday the 15th of March in Torre del Mar. A fun day out to raise money for the animal charities in the Axarquia and to spread awareness. Check in is at the lighthouse in Torre del Mar from 10:45 until 11:45 and is 5€ per person. The walk will start at 12:00. A fun day out for the whole family including the dogs.
For more information call : 722278992


Crow Black Chicken Spain Tour 2020: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Location- Louie Louie Rock Estepona, Puerto Deportivo – Av Luis Braille, 29680 Estepona.
Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for their charming Southern sound, most notably after their performance on the BBC Introductory Stage at Glastonbury in 2011. Their debut album Electric Soup, released in June 2012, typifies this positive energy with 13 tracks of tooth-rattling rhythms and bluesy rock’n roll vibes. There’s never been a better time to catch Crow Black Chicken live. €10adv / €13door  FB Link


APA Nerja Treasure Trail Benefit Walk: Sunday 15 March, 10:30-13:00. Walk around Nerja and help support the animal charity. FB Link


Mita i Mita Show: Sunday March 8th 13:30. At The White Rose, Fuengirola Port, Fuengirola 29640. Tel +34 653 72 69 08 / +34 653 72 69 08


Flamenca Night at Restaurante Indus: Tuesday March 10 8pm. Singer, guitarist and dancers. Reservations: 631 080 785. Torre del Mar.

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Killer Rockets: Play live Friday March 27, 11pm at Cochran’s Irish Bar, Nerja
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Dentist Services in Torrox Costa: Clinica Europa. Dentist Dr. Mannish is UK trained. Multi-lingual staff. Open M-F 09:30-13:30 and 17:00-20:00, closed weekends. International Center, Block 86, 29793 Torrox Costa (Málaga)


Tentacions la Pepa cafeteria: Torrox Costa BLQ 79 (west side), bar plus newly remodeled enclosed terrace away from the traffic. Plate of the day, 6 to 8 choices from  seafood/meat/chicken/rabbit, only €4.50-6.00.  Examples: bacalao with sweet red pepper sauce, mixed fried fish, pork tenderloin with choriso-potatoes and egg, chicken fillet with whisky sauce, fried sardines, calamari or anchovies, ajo conjeo (garlic rabbit) plus more on rotating menu. All come with bread and aioli, plus veg or salad or chips. The best deal for a full meal on a budget!  Three people can each have a meal and a glass of wine for only a 20 note including tip! Open noon to 10pm. Sundays we close at 7pm. Closed Thursdays.   https://www.facebook.com/TentacioneslaPepa/


Open Sundays- Richi’s Pollo Asador, mini-market, fresh bread and cafe in Torrox Costa: Open Sundays all day. Closed Thursdays. Hours 8am – 10pm approx. Rotisserie chicken, burgers and many dishes for take-away or meals. Need to feed a crowd on short notice? Come get a roast chicken, a few assorted family sized “racions” and a few loaves of fresh bread. No cooking, easy cleanup. Fresh local produce, baked goods, dried fruits, deli items, sweets and campo eggs in the mini-market. Full menu and tapas plus Menu del  Dia. Paella €5/plate on weekends. Tapa & cana €1.50, try the “flaming chorizo on a skewer” tapa for a spicy treat cooked in a ceramic pig mini bbq on the bar. Av Garcia Penalver BLQ 77, Torrox Costa (behind the library). Tel.951 38 90 73 ; FB Link


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-4 Badminton racquets, one needs restring, good graphite shafts €30
-Petrol Chainsaw 52cc, little usage and electric blade sharpener € 55 for both
-Sound proofing, approx 5 sq metres €10
Geoff, Torrox, 666322732 / 951066068
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CBD Oil: The Sativa Grow Shop in Torrox Costa is now stocking a huge variety of legal CBD Oil products: liquid, granules, powders, e-liquids, e-cig carts, beverages, edibles, salves, smokable buds & resin (high CBD, 0% THC Kush, Haze, Morroc Polm, etc.) and more. Near the Movistar Shop at the top of El Faro. We speak English. Tel. 952 531 371; https://www.sativagrowshop.com/


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Italy Plans Large-Scale Lockdown in Country’s North to Fight Coronavirus (Wall St. Journal): The Quarantine, if approved, would ban movement into and out northern provinces, including Milan, Venice and Parma. The government hasn’t yet taken a final decision, but one could come on Saturday night, according to two Italian officials. The quarantine would take effect on Sunday and run until April 3, according to the draft decree. Italy had confirmed 5,883 coronavirus cases by Saturday, of which 233 people had died. The Italian government is planning to lock down 16 million people—more than a quarter of its population, including the region around Milan and 11 provinces in nearby regions—in the most sweeping steps any European country has prepared to take against the coronavirus epidemic.
A draft decree from the Italian Prime Minister’s office, seen by The Wall Street Journal, says people living in Lombardy, where Milan is the capital, and the named provinces in Lombardy’s nearby regions must “absolutely avoid any movement into and out of the areas.”


Malaga confirms 22 cases of Coronavirus: UPDATED 11:16PM Saturday night.
Malaga has announced its 22nd case of Coronavirus this evening. It’s now reported to be the province with the most amount of COVID-19 cases in Andalucia. The latest case involves a 71-year-old woman who is now in isolation at home, according to Malaga’s health authorities. It is the fourth positive case reported Saturday in Malaga alone.


Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in, or are visiting the Nerja area,we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea/coffee & biscuits, why not come along not only to praise God, but to meet and make new friends every Sunday at 10.30am.
Prayer meetings on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CN8qXQJUfms
Bible Verse: John 3:3
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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 English-language Communion service at the Parish Church, Cómpeta, Plaza Almijara, will be at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday March the 1st.
Enquiries 95 203 04 61


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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. 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.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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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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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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