DigameXtra No. 1572 Saturday, March 14th 2020

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-There will be no DigameXtra this Sunday March 15th. After 72 consecutive daily issues since Jan 2nd, I need a recovery day. Issues will resume Monday March 16th.
-Summer schedule. No Sunday issues in the Summer. The last Sunday issue before the Summer break will be April 8th. Sunday issues will resume October 18th. Church listings normally posted on Sunday will be moved back to Fridays.


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NOTICE! : Many events are being cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. Please confirm events are not cancelled before you go to avoid disappointment. -Ed.


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and Fuengirola temporary closure of both Centres Press Release:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 Web site: www.lux-mundi.org.
Lux Mundi Torre del Mar and Fuengirola will temporarily be closing following instructions from the Junta de Andalucia to close centres where people, who are over 60, or in a vulnerable situation because of illnesses, meet. As we are part of this group and after listening to the different opinions of our volunteers, the advice of health authorities, the board of Directors of Lux Mundi formed by the Malaga Dioceses and the Jesuits we will be closing until the scare is over.
The Fuengirola Centre will be closed from Monday 16th March and the Torre del Mar Centre from Tuesday 17th March, until further notice.
I am sorry for the inconvenience caused to those who come to the Centres but there are things that are out of our control and cannot change. For the moment the religious services held at both Centres during weekends are going to continue until further notice.
We will still be available on the telephone and to help those who need us during these difficult times.
We look forward to reopening our doors as soon as possible.


Cinema In English: I´m afraid that there won´t be any in the near future. Both the Cinesur in El Ingenio and Yelmo Rincon are closing because of the Coronavirus. Inevitable, I suppose. I´ll let you know when they reopen. Doug. (Thanks Doug, stay safe, -Ed.)


The Torrox Spanish History Group will be meeting on the 7th April, 2020: In April our speaker will be Joan Fallon the well known writer whose talk will focus on what it was like under Franco for woman and is entitled “Franco’s Spain: What Life Was Like for Women. http://www.joanfallon.co.uk/
Joan will be bringing her books along for you to purchase and she will also sign. Joan’s latest books are “The Apothecary” and “The Pirate”, books one and two in The City of Dreams series and are set in 11th century Malaga.
All being well our next coach trip will be to the two Lorca Museums in Fuente Vaqueros where Lorca was born and Valderrubio the farm house where Lorca grew up from the age of seven and afterwards we will then make our way to Santa Fe where the Catholic army waited for the last king of Granada; Abu Abdallah Muhammad XII otherwise known as Boabdil to hand over the keys to Granada.
That trip will be on Tuesday the 5th May, 2020.
We will need to see how the situation developes with respect to the coronavirus outbreak – I will update if there are any changes and if the dates need to be changed – So please watch this space.
The Torrox Spanish History Group meets every first Tuesday of the week at 11am in El Parquesol, El Morche.
You can contact me for more information at patricianerja at hotmail dot com


The Royal British Legion, Los Romanes branch is on the lookout for new members: We meet every Monday, at 12:00 until 14:00, at Tu Punto de Encuentro Asador (commonly known simply as “The Asador”), in Puente de don Manuel. Our branch covers not just Los Romanes but the whole of the area from Torre del Mar to the Zafarraya pass. While raising funds for the RBL we have made some really good friends with whom we socialise and have fun, with quizzes, games, talks, Bingo, and outings.
You do NOT have to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member.
Anyone interested is welcome to just pop in for a chat
OR call our Branch Secretary, Lorraine, on 699 57 38 41
OR our Membership Secretary, Martyn, on 660 24 36 08.


Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – CLOSED this Sunday!!!!
In the interests of everyone’s safety we regret to say that the SCULPTURE GARDEN will be CLOSED to the public this Sunday March 15th.
Visitors converge on the Garden from many parts of Andalucia and Europe so we hope this is prudent!
The next possible Open Sunday will be April 5th but please check with us (or our website) as it is quite possible that the Garden will still be closed.
Limited private visits may be possible but please contact us to discuss.
Nick & Kitty, www.kittyharri.com
Jete, Granada, +34 609 706 210 & +34 639 563 213


ON SALE NOW- May Charity Ball: The Caves Restaurant, Maro. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
AIC are partnering with the Royal British Legion to bring you this very special Charity Ball and is expected to attract over 100 guests to enjoy a canape reception, a fabulous dinner followed by great live entertainment provided by Ricky Lavazza. There will be a super Charity raffle during the evening with the proceeds being split between the AIC and the Royal British Legion.
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It is expected that the event will be sold out, so please book NOW to avoid being disappointed.
Please Note: As at early March, 60% of all tickets sold!!!  FB Link


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Dog walkers wanted: We would welcome more dog walkers at Tail especially people who can walk the bigger dogs. All dogs are harnessed up and you will find our opening hours on our facebook page Tail Torrox. Please note we are not open to walkers on Sundays. Great exercise and the dogs really appreciate walks.
We are located opposite side of the road to Lidl nearer the pueblo. www.tailtorrox.es
We look forward to welcoming you.


Services offered: Please note Move It To Music! classes are CANCELLED until further notice. Naomi ; moveittomusic @ yahoo . co . uk / WhatsApp/tel: 675 846 217


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-Garden table wrought iron with marble top 35€
-Electric paper shredder 10€
-English wooden bookcase 40€
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News & Articles

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Coronavirus crisis update:
-Spain to declare ‘state of alarm’: The measure means that the government will have the power to restrict movement of citizens for up to two weeks.
-Article 116 of the Spanish Constitution describes three legal categories for emergency situations: state of alarm, state of emergency and state of siege (in Spanish: estado de alarma, estado de excepción and estado de sitio). The measures that are included under a state of alarm in Spain include: limiting the circulation or the presence of persons or vehicles at certain times and in certain places; the temporary requisition of any kind of asset; the intervention of, and transitory occupation of, industries, factories, workshops, operations or commercial premises of any kind, with the exception of private households; the limiting or rationing of the use of services or the consumption of essential items; and the issuing of necessary orders in order to ensure supply to markets and the functioning of services in production centers for essential products.
-The number of confirmed cases and deaths from the coronavirus pandemic continues to increase in Italy: Another 250 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, so the total now stands at 1,266, according to the latest official balance sheet released this Friday by the head of Civil Protection, Angelo Borrelli. In total, so far 17,660 cases have been confirmed across the country, about 10,000 of them in Lombardy alone, of which 1,439 have already been recovered from Covid-19. In the past 24 hours, according to Borrelli, there have been 2,116 new positive cases across the country. Currently, there are just over 7,400 people admitted, another 1,323 are in intensive care, while some 6,200 are in isolation at home. Source (Spanish)- https://www.larazon.es/internacional/20200313/jxatu2f5bnadvoccmj32uzqbhe.html


Ticket price for Caminito del Rey daredevil walkway to rise: The cost of a ticket will go up from 10 to 12 euros and the number of visitors per day will be increased to a maximum of 1,500.


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
Free App: https://www.bible.com/app


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 Service in English – April:
The April celebration of Holy Communion in English will be on Easter Day, Sunday the 12th of April, at 5.30 p.m. in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara.
Thanks as always to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga for permission to use this beautiful church.
There will not be the usual service on the first Sunday of April.
Services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre in Torre del Mar.
Any enquiries to the Rector on 952 03 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

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