DigameXtra No. 1640 Friday, May 29th 2020

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What’s On

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Competa market- Saturday market is back on this week:
I will be there with summer hats for both men and women.
Baseball caps and many other articles including hairbands, nail varnishes etc….
So if you need a hat for the summer come and visit me. Best prices on the market as always.
We need your support and YOU need a hat for the summer!!!
Jacqui Torrox Costa
Email jacquelinekayharrison@gmail.com


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Greek House- RE-OPENING FROM TUESDAY JUNE 2nd at 7P.M.: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 19:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Casa Magel:  Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
B B Breaks Malaga Campo Andalucia
If everything goes as planned re the virus recovery we will be fully open again as from the 1st June 2020
All health & safety procedures will be in place.
Hopefully, the Camino Del Rey will open next week.
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
Fed up with the bad weather and stuck indoors, well the sun is out again, give yourself a treat and have a mini-break at the lovely Casa Magel B & B in Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night. Our special offers are still available: 2 nights B&B with one night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2 sharing; 120€. We also have a 3-night break with B&B, one night 3-course meal with wine and another night tapas and drinks in a local bar or in house..170€. Available after the end of May. You can add any more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants, and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in.
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small factory where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3-course home-cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. Lockdown rules permitting.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction, we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales is a must.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com, contact us on casamagel@yahoo.com or telephone 722879503.
We get booked up pretty quickly, so book now for the Summer and bring some friends, we provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends.
All bookings will be on condition that the lockdown rules permit and no payment will be taken at the time of booking.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Star traveller baby travel cot. Very good condition and easy to assemble. 25 euros
-Safety First baby booster seat, used twice, very good condition. 10 euros
Jill Algarrobo Costa, Tel. 660146302


For Sale: BBQ. Stainless steel, good condition. Y. Walker, Puente don Manuel area. €15
Email: walker ok @ hotmail dot co dot uk


For Sale: Hedge Trimmer. FLYMO Sabrecut XT Cordless 18v Telescopic Accu Hedge Trimmer. Can also be used for cutting weeds etc at ground level saves bending. Condition New in box 50 Euro.
Located at Canillas de Albaida. Kevin
Telephone or WhatsApp 634 328 089


Wanted: 4 Bar/kitchen wooden stools
07866509081 ; Phil, Canillas de Albaida

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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.


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:


Malaga and Granada provinces moving to Phase Two: The provinces of Malaga and Granada will move into Phase Two of Spain’s lockdown easing plan on Monday 1 June. The announcement was made by the Health Minister, Salvador Illa on Thursday evening, a day earlier than expected.
Phase 2- To start 1 June for Malaga and Costa
In Phase Two, the restrictions will be relaxed even more, although activity can still only be within the province where you live, except for work.
-Exercise: There will be no timetables anymore. But the timeslot just for older and vulnerable people may remain.
-Social contact: Groups of 15 (excl. the vulnerable still). 20 for adventure activity.
-Shops & businesses: Shops can open with 40% capacity. Shopping malls can open but with lower capacity in communal areas. Homeworking still encouraged.
-Bars and Restaurants: Interiors can now open with 50% capacity and no bar service.
-Hotels: Communal areas too but with capacity restrictions.
-Non-professional sport: Swimming pools can open at 30% capacity. Gyms by appointment for one-to one classes only. No contact sport.
-Leisure: Cinemas and theatres with reduced seating. Beaches open for bathing.
-Churches: 50% capacity
Sources: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202005/28/rules-will-relax-sport-20200528210913.html


Trump Defends Free Speech With Executive Order, Follows Thru On Threat To Twitter, Fakebook, and Social Media Abusive Practices: {Editorial Preface: As soon as social media becomes selective about what they post they become editors, and thus their platform is as a publisher. They have left the special protection from responsibility for content given to communication service providers like internet providers, phone companies and mail services, which social media are currently attempting to hide behind. The arguement that social media are private companies that may post or not post whatever they want is false. The phone company cannot censor phonecall content nor is it responsible for the content of conversations; a mail service does not redact words in a manuscript it delivers nor is it responsible for any content of the document no matter how evil. Internet providers for the most part only censor content China, Iran & N. Korea; there’s no shortage of objectionable material on the Internet if you go looking for it, but the company who provides your internet connection is not responsible if you do so. That is why they get special protection, they simply transmit data without interference. Social media censors content all day long, so they don’t have a claim to that special “communications provider” protection.}
“As President, I have made clear my commitment to free and open debate on the Internet. Such debate is just as important online as it is in our universities, our businesses, our newspapers, and our homes,” the draft reads. “In a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression, we cannot allow a limited number of online platforms to hand-pick the speech that Americans may access and convey online.”
Trump’s executive order seeks to empower federal regulators to amend a statute that gives social-media companies broad authority to moderate speech on their platforms.
Trump’s order calls for tech companies to lose their Section 230 protection if they do anything to discriminate against users, restrict their access to a platform without giving them a fair hearing, or take other action that isn’t in line with the terms of service.
Additionally, the draft order directs the Federal Trade Commission to take action to prohibit “deceptive or unfair practices” and allow people to complain if they think the companies are acting in a way that goes against their own rules and practices.
Trump tweeted, “{He} wouldn’t allow Twitter to stifle free speech. We will strongly regulate, or close them down before we can ever allow this to happen,” he tweeted Wednesday morning.
Reference: https://www.businessinsider.nl/trump-signs-executive-order-threatening-twitter-facebook-conservative-bias-2020-5?international=true&r=US


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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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