DigameXtra No. 1631 Tuesday, May 19th 2020

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DigameXtra Welcomes It’s Newest Sponsor:
Potters Bar- Nerja
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Services Wanted/Offered

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 


SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
Architect service, building licence applications
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
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Potters Bar & Terrace- Nerja:
We are very much looking forward to seeing you from Monday 18th May.
If you would like to catch up with much missed friends and family, we are taking reservations for two to ten people.
Places are limited, so if you would like to have a drink or order from our food menu, be sure to phone in and check out availability and place your reservation.
We will only be serving food from our menu, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays.
We will have two sittings for Friday Fish Menu & Sunday Roast (1pm to 4pm & 4pm to 9pm) 1st Availability for now is Thursday.
Home delivery and collection service will continue. Please see menu below.
For Reservations contact 685435767


Food Delivery & Private Chef: Food For Thought brings you meals directly to your door!
-Delivery. Home cooked dishes already frozen and then ready in minutes for an easy, convenient and nutritious meal.
Whether you don’t have time to cook or are looking for ease of a ready
meal then we have a menu to suit all tastes.
Meals 4€ each desserts 2€ each minimum order of 25€
For more information on menus and delivery days in your area please get
in touch. 675983075
-Private Chef. Phase 1 in Malaga allows you to have 10 of your nearest and dearest to your home.
Treat them to our private chef experience. Bbq, paella or a la carte served menus available starting from as little 15€ pp. Enjoy socialising with the confidence of full health and hygiene standards adhered too in the comfort of your own home. Please get in touch.
Chef and proprietor Simon 605092315
Based in Nerja


Translating: Due to the new lockdown release this Monday in the Malaga province, I would now like to remind my clients, old and new, that my services for translations at doctors, clinics, offices, and police are now fully available again. I would like to thank everyone for their patience over this trying time and please do not hesitate to ask for my help as I know that general appointments are now being rescheduled. Please contact me by phone, or whatsapp, as I very rarely use my email. My number is 605450322. I am based in Algarrobo Costa, but I cover from Nerja to Malaga. My charge is 10 euros per hour, I also translate over the phone if necessary. Rosie.


Centro Casa Blanca: Since 2008
Centre for Osteopathy, Massage, Lymphatic drainage, Bowen Technique, Reflexology, Craniosacral, and much more at Torrox Costa.
Massage from 15 Euro 30 Minutes.
Other techniques from 20 Euro 60 Min.
Osteopathy 40 € 60 Min.
Whole body massage 39 Euro 75 minutes.
Special massage offers from 3 sessions:
Book 10 Massages and get the last one free.
Book 5 Massages and get 50 % off the 5th.
Each session paid separately.
Gift Vouchers and Forever Living products available.
Address: Urb. Jardines del Mar, Bloque C 3, Torrox Costa
( the coast road N 340 heading towards Nerja, 1 Km at the traffic lights at Peñoncillo ).
Website: www.centrocasablanca.com
E mail: centrocasablancatorrox@gmail.com.
Open only by appointment.
Please call Bianca on Tel.: 659 374 673 or 952 967 628


Wanted: Guitar Repair. One of my guitar’s tuning pegs broke the other day and was wondering if anybody knows of someone who repairs guitars in the Cómpeta area? Any recommendations would be much appreciated!
Please send an email to ameliabaker (at) live (dot) com
Thanks, Amelia, Competa


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Bamboo tall boy chest of drawers with protective glass top Measurements Width 56cms Depth 36cms Height 102cms Price 55€ each
-Stunning upcycled blanket box stripped back to natural clear waxed chalk paint Measurements
Width 114cms Depth 45cms Height 52cms Price 130€
-Upcycled desk Measurements Width 89cms. Depth 41cms Height 75cms Price 130€
Contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


Wanted to Borrow or Rent: Oscilloscope. Hello Digame friends, If anyone has an oscilloscope that I could borrow or rent (once appropriate travel is permitted), please let me know. Doesn’t have to be a fancy one, or high frequency. Thanks. Nick. Jete, Granada
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk.
609 706 210
PS Thanks to Naythan for your steadfast and dependable efforts to keep us conected during lockdown.


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News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.


For the latest pandemic info visit:
World- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
(NEW Source, detailed analysis) World- https://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441
Spain- https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/

Note: Stats for Andalucia, Costa del Sol and Malaga may be reported with a delay of 24 to 48 hrs., or not at all on weekends -Ed.


World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 18, 2020, 19:47 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 4,864,769 , up from 4,771,658
Total Deaths: 318,828 , up from 307,451


Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- May 18, 2020, 19:47 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 278,188 , up from 277,719
Total Deaths: 27,709 , up from 27,650


Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- 18/05 (18 h.)
Total Coronavirus Cases: 16.457 , up from 16.432
Total Deaths: 1.358 , up from 1.358


Costa del Sol Coronavirus:
The Costa del Sol (health district) has recorded 921 confirmed cases (3 Sunday, 8 Saturday, 34 Friday and 77 previous week (Friday 08-05-2020 to Thursday 14-05-2020), 42 deaths (last 1 Friday 15-05-2020 and none since previous Saturday 09-05-2020). Costa del Sol data up to the evening of 17-05-2020.


Malaga Province Coronavirus: No update today.
RTVE has confirmed that as of today, Sunday, 17th of May 2020, there have been 3,983 officially recorded coronavirus cases and 274 deaths in Malaga.


UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- May 18, 2020, 19:47 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 246,406 , up from 243,303
Total Deaths: 34,796 , up from 34,636


Spain’s Health Ministry proposes making masks obligatory beyond just public transit: Until now, their use has been “recommended” in areas where two-meter safe distances cannot be respected. It is almost certain that they will become obligatory in businesses and closed public spaces, but there are still doubts about whether they will be necessary on the street and in workplaces. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-05-17/spains-health-ministry-will-make-masks-obligatory-beyond-just-public-transport.html


Junta de Andalucia will request that the Central Government allows all eight Andalucian provinces to enter Phase 2 at the same time: Elias Bendodo, the spokesperson for the Andalucian government has announced that he and Juan Marin, the vice president of the Junta are rallying to get all Andalucian provinces up to the same speed.
According to Bendodo, the petition for Andalucia to progress onto Phase 2 on May 25 is based on its favourable evolution during the pandemic. In the territory there are only 261 individuals hospitalised with Covid-19, 64 of which are in intensive care and in the last 24 hours Andalucia has recorded no deaths from the virus, which gives them a “beacon of hope.” Full article:


Outraged Costa del Sol Bar Owner Claims He Was Beaten Up and Forced to Close: After more than two months of lockdown, the English owner, Jay, and his wife decided to go in and start the clean up for today’s ‘Grand Opening.’ However, things didn’t quite work out as planned when at around 3pm in the afternoon a police van suddenly pulled up outside. This is when Jay alleges that one of the policemen punched him three times in the chest and his wife got man-handled out of the bar, he also mentioned that before the police left they also issued fines to everyone. I asked Jay if he had made a denuncia against the officer but he replied it’s not worth it and nothing would happen anyway. Full story:


Vehicle Owners on Spain’s Costal del Sol freeze the ITV Website while Trying to Book a Test:
The Spanish ITV website, https://www.itvcita.com, was frozen today by thousands of drivers trying to book an ITV for their vehicles. A list of dates has been published (see pic below) to enable drivers to know when they will be able to find a slot. You can that there will be a five-month waiting list so it is prudent to check with your insurance cover if, in fact, you have cover in the meantime.
According to Order SND / 413/2020 laying down special measures for the technical inspection of vehicles, published today May 16 in the BOE, confirms that the deadline for the validity of ITV certificates is extended by fortnight calendar days for each week from the beginning of the State of Alarm until the expiration of the certificate has occurred, as provided for in the table. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/18/its-a-car-crash-vehicle-owners-on-spains-costal-del-sol-freeze-the-itv-website-while-trying-to-book-a-test/


Soccer club apologizes for allegedly placing sex dolls in stands: South Korean soccer club FC Seoul apologized after being accused of placing sex dolls in the stands during a game on Sunday in place of spectators, who were unable to go to the stadium because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The club said that its intention was to add an element of fun and encouragement without erotic nuances in the face of the difficult situation of the pandemic. However, a Twitter user pointed out that there were messages referring to live-streaming of sexual content on the signs held by mannequins. The club admitted that this was an error and had no justification, adding that it happened due to a lack of attention on the part of the staff concerning what the posters said in their fine print. Full story: https://www.laprensalatina.com/soccer-club-apologizes-for-allegedly-placing-sex-dolls-in-stands/


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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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