DigameXtra No. 1638 Wednesday, May 27th 2020

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What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra!

97.6 Coast Fm Gold will be turning on its FM Transmitter on Monday 1st June from 7.30am with Dan Sherry and the Breakfast Review!
We will continue around the world as usual Online, Smart Phones and Speakers, Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa.
We look forward to bringing you all the Government notices, businesses that gradually re-open around our area and of course music, music, music…the Eastern Costa del Sol’s most listened to English speaking Radio Station!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold and Online coastfmgold.com
‘music you grew up with, music for your generation’


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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Available again from 18th May for exterior work only. Many jobs were cancelled due to the pandemic and these customers need to contact me to reschedule when they feel comfortable having me on site. I am expecting to be extremely busy catching up over the next few months so new and existing customers should start booking now even if you dont want the work done for weeks or even months to avoid disappointment. I will be working on a first come first served basis.
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 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to
nikash2 at hotmail dot com
or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.


Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Are you having soil erosion issues after all the recent rain? Vetiver is the perfect solution with the 3 – 4 metre root system.
The plant is non invasive, grows rapidly and once established it needs very little water.
We are finally open again for business. We are still not permitted to have visitors at our nursery but we can ship plants via post or we can deliver locally.
Our first day of shipping was Monday and we shipped 2,000 plants to various locations in Spain, Portugal, and Hungary.
We have plenty of Vetiver in stock. Right now the soil is nice and damp and the weather is starting to heat up so it is the perfect time to plant.
We also have Lemon Grass, Moringa Seedlings and Organic Moringa Powder.
Moringa, also known as the “Miracle Tree”, has many nutritional and health benefits. If you have ever been to a Thai Restaurant you have probably had Lemon Grass.
Lemon Grass grows easily and quickly. Take a look at our website or go directly to the two links below. If you have any questions please contact us either by email or phone.
David or Anna
Cell: (34) 692 288 657
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Vetiverspain Moringa page.
Vetiverspain Lemon Grass page.

Lemon Grass


For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Beautiful display cabinet done in natural olive green chalk paint with clear & French oak wax all new handles Measurements Width 108.50cms Depth 40cms Height 201cms Price 240€
-Table/4 chairs Length 139cms Depth 80cms Height 76cms Price 400€ Or Price together (595€)
-Absolutely stunning sideboard very sturdy & heavy Stripped back to natural clear and walnut wax with olive chalk paint. Beautiful craved detail. Measurements Width 216cms Depth 47cms
Height 100cms Price 425€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Extending glass and wrought iron coffee table, 50cm wide x50cm high x 92cm long, extending up to 140cm, or can be used as 2 separate coffee tables. Excellent condition.
30 euros. Barry Algarrobo Costa
Tel. 606146302


For Sale: Dog Cage. Large metal dog cage 91cm x 61cm x 69cm. Folds flat, 2 entrance doors, good condition. 30 euros
Tel. 606146302, Algarrobo Costa


Recommendations & Requests

Ears: Hi, does anyone know where I can get my ears syringed in the Nerja area?
Terry, Nerja,
casa.chloe AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk


Dog Groomer: Dog and animal owners. Home Visits.
Sara, the dog groomer who works at the San Fernando Vet Clinic, on the road up from the Monica /RUI hotel, Antonio Millón, Nerja, does house visits for clipping, especially of interest to those with big dogs and also offers dog walking, house visits for feeding whilst people are away,
and looking after pets at her own home, with no cages involved. She can explain problems to the Vet. who will also do house visits within the Nerja and immediate surrounding area.
(And yes, they did come to put my old lab down. Sara had clipped her regularly for the last 3 years.)
She speaks enough English to organise things for ex-pats.
Her contact number is 699 519 763
Peter, Nerja, pmacleod50 AT hotmail DOT com


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.


Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:

For the latest pandemic info visit:



Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:


Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:


UK Coronavirus:


Mobile apps, drones and controlled access to beaches, as the Costa prepares for summer: The regional government has approved a list of guidelines as local authorities are now faced with the challenge of how to guarantee distancing and hygiene on the beaches this summer. Full story:


New Android Flaw Affecting Over 1 Billion Phones Let Attackers Hijack Apps, Collecting Passwords and Contact lists.: Dubbed ‘Strandhogg 2.0,’ the new vulnerability affects all Android devices, except those running the latest version, Android Q / 10, of the mobile operating system—which, unfortunately, is running on only 15-20% of the total Android-powered devices, leaving billions of rest of the smartphones vulnerable to the attackers. Time for all Android users to update their devices. Full story:


British Holidaymakers to Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca Rush to Book Ryanair flights: Carrier Announces Summer Schedules. Ryanair has confirmed plans to serve summer holiday destinations across southern Europe by resuming 40 per cent of its normal schedule from July. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/26/british-holidaymakers-to-spains-costa-del-sol-and-costa-blanca-rush-to-book-ryanair-flights-as-carrier-announces-summer-schedules/


Andalucia set to approve a decree allowing bars and restaurants to close at 1:00a.m. instead of 12:00a.m.: Juan Moreno, the president of the Junta, announced this new measure via a video meeting in which he explained that all eight mayors of Andalucian provinces should adopt this new decree which will suit most of their municipalities. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/26/costa-del-sols-andalucia-to-approve-1am-closing-times-for-bars-and-restaurants-at-to-boost-hospitality-sector-in-spain/


India yogi Prahlad Jani who claimed to live without food or water dies aged 90: Jani’s tale that he was blessed by a goddess when he was a child which enabled him to survive without sustenance won him a small group of followers — despite the doubts of medical professionals.
In 2010 a team of military doctors studied him for two weeks at a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s biggest city. Jani was watched with cameras and closed circuit television. Doctors took scans of his organs, brain and blood vessels, and conducted tests on his heart, lungs and memory capacity. They said he did not eat, drink or go to the toilet, and his only contact with fluid was during gargling and bathing periodically. “We still do not know how he survives,” neurologist Sudhir Shah told reporters then. “It is still a mystery what kind of phenomenon this is.”
“He died early Tuesday morning at his residence due to old age,” Sheetal Chaudhary, who lived next door to Jani, told AFP. PHOTO:Sam PANTHAKY AFP/File
Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/20200526-india-yogi-who-claimed-to-live-without-food-or-water-dies-aged-90


Spain’s government backtracks & delays gym openings until Phase 3 of de-escalation instead of Phase 2: Gyms and sports centres were preparing to open their doors to clients, up to 30% of capacity and accessible by prior appointment only. However, they now have to wait for new instructions and restrictions from the Government, before they can open in Phase 3. Read more at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/26/spains-government-backtracks-delays-gym-openings-until-phase-3-of-de-escalation-instead-of-phase-2/


Spain’s Government Extends Interest Free Tax Deferral Period For SME and Autonomous Workers From 3 to 4 Months: Spain’s Governmental Council of Ministers has approved a new royal decree with economic measures, which extends the tax deferment period for self-employed workers and SMEs from three to four months. Finance Minister and spokesperson for the government, María Jesús Montero, explained that these specific groups can now postpone their taxes without adding any interest for up to €30,000.  Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/26/spains-government-extends-interest-free-tax-deferral-period-for-sme-and-autonomous-workers-from-3-to-4-months/


Humour Section

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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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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