DigameXtra No. 1642 Monday, June 1st 2020

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What’s On

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Bea’s Postamt Monday Jam Session: Monday June 1st, 9pm. Open from 8pm. From Monday the indoor area of our bar will be open again! Reservations are appropriate because at the moment we are only allowed to use 40 % of our capacity inside. Av Europa BLQ 80, 29793 Torrox Costa. FB link


Shaggy’s ReOpening: Thursday, June 4th 5pm. Puerto Deportivo / Fuengirola Port. FB link


GravityMusic Salas de Ensayo: From June 1st we will be open again.
Torremolinos. Reservations 686899605  FB link


Sandy Lawrence- Thru the Decades: Sunday June 7th, 2:30pm. La Raqueta, Nerja
Ok boys and girls, enough is enough?
It is time to get the ball rolling once again and get you all having a good time on our sunny terrace at La Raqueta!
Enjoy great live music from the Duchess of Nerja – Sandy Lawrence on Sunday the 7th of June @ 2:30 pm: Fingers crossed we will be in phase 2 by then…
You can enjoy a plated Sunday roast for only 9.95€!
Don’t worry all rules and regulations are being abided by
I believe we will only be able to seat about 50 people, so it will be first come first served…
We already have 12 bookings so act soon if you intend to join us!
It is free entry buy table reservations are for diners only, please…
We do have tables by the courts for people who would just like a drink
Need more information?
Contact Pj on +34 603 113 931
Let’s get La Raqueta buzzing once again
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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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BluCee – All our services are open, showings, rentals, etc:
Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income from in the next few months? If you do, we have professionals who are looking for longer term rentals. Especially on the coast from Rincon de la Victoria to Torre del Mar. We have the contacts, you have the property – list with us and we will work hard to make your property work for you!
Thinking of selling your home? Lockdown has created some positives, one being lots of people have been stuck at home dreaming of their perfect place in the sun. We have a long list of clients looking to buy – list with us and we will work hard to sell your home!
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Fed up with the look of your kitchen units, wardrobes or doors? I can spray them any color you desire even if they are in lamentable condition. I paint anything and everything. Exterior and interior walls floors and furniture. Fully legal with papers. I cover from La Herradura to Velez Malaga.
Free no obligation quote call/WhatsApp or email
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: High quality cane chair with cream coloured cushion, suitable for indoor or outside use. As new condition. 50 euros (original cost 90 euros)
Jill Algarrobo Costa, Tel. 660146302


For Sale, 2 items:
-Selling as a lot. Four terracotta plant pots. Three bases and selection of plastic pots. All for 20€?
– Acer laptop with windows 8, 35€
Phone 602640844. Eileen in El Morche.


For Sale: Lamp. Very good condition oval shape lamp and all working well. 49.5h x 35w x 15.5d cm. Reduced to 16.00€ light bulb included.
Mark, Torrox 617 820 002 (also on whatsapp).


For Sale, 3 items:
-Antique bed from Far east inclu. matress. 140×200 cm. 150€.
-Cupboard with 4 draws blue/grey color 50€.
-Extractor hood. Little used. 45€.
Lavinia In Benamargosa. Tel 697664003 and 641217970.


Recommendations & Requests

Motorhome returning to uk: Help. My wife read somewhere that someone had a motorhome that needed to be taken back to the UK. We can’t find it anywhere. If anyone knows of the person please let us know or please pass on our details.
Email: JohnPrice752 at hotmail dot com
643943845 or +447775605092
Kind regards John, Canillas de Aceituno


Outlook Email: I wonder if there are any tech-savvy Digamites out there who can advise on an annoying problem?
I keep getting batches ( 6-12) of previously “Permanently Deleted” emails re-appearing in my “Deleted” folder.Some of them are from 2019.
They seem to be a totally random selection.Outlook “Contact Help” don’t seem to have a clue.
It’s not exactly a devastating problem, but I’d rather not have it !
More info: I use “Outlook.com” ( IMAP) on the Laptop plus “Outlook APP” on my mobile. I use the phone app 95% of the time. I use Windows 10.
This prob has only arisen this week. Today, for example, 4 x “Permanently Deleted” emails re-appeared in my “Deleted” folder , from 2019.
The selection seems totally random, so impossible to see any link.
Today I Re-deleted the emails, then I selected “Recover Items Deleted From This Folder” then, deleted all in that folder.
At present “Deleted” is empty.
If anyone can offer any comfort, please contact me on:
jon108 at hotmail dot co.uk.
Thank you. John Torrox Costa


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:

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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:


The Junta de Andalucia president Juanma Moreno reported Sunday that as of today there are just 99 Covid-19 patients in hospitals in the whole of Andalucia, and of these only 34 are in intensive care. Source: Source Link


Final two-week extension to the stay home rule proposed: Spain’s prime minister said on Sunday the country needed 15 more days of lockdown until June 21 “to finish with the pandemic once and for all”, and he would ask parliament to approve a final two-week extension to the stay home rule. Despite opposition to the most recent lockdown extension from parties on the right and demonstrations across Spain, Sanchez has struck a deal with a Catalan separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) which should guarantee his minority government secures enough support to extend the lockdown. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain/spanish-pm-sanchez-to-extend-lockdown-a-final-time-to-june-21-idUSKBN2370AK


Spain’s PM puts final stage of coronavirus deescalation in hands of the regions: He announced that after June 21, when the final extension to the state of alarm is over, Spaniards will begin to recover their freedom of movement across the country, provided that there are no unexpected obstacles. And politically, he has taken a key decision: the regional governments will recover all of their powers to control the deescalation – apart from those regarding mobility – from next weekend. Full story (a bit confusing to be honest -Ed.): https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-05-31/spains-pm-puts-final-stage-of-coronavirus-deescalation-in-hands-of-the-regions.html


Sanchez makes more backroom deals with Nationalists and Separtists to gain majority for next extension: The executive has reached a deal with the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV), which will vote in favor of the extension, according to sources from the group. Meanwhile, the Catalan Republican Left (ERC) will abstain at the vote in Spain’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday, after voting against the last two extensions. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-05-31/spanish-government-secures-support-for-sixth-and-final-extension-to-state-of-alarm.html


Massive protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks: It’s not just in the U.S., London hosted a large anti-racism protest Sunday that certainly violated government social distancing rules. The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” PHOTO:AP Photo/Matt Dunham. Full story: https://apnews.com/1e76c11205a2c551394627667147d208


Costa del Sol along with all Malaga and Granada should all move into lockdown de-escalation phase three at same time as rest of Andalucia Junta president tells PM: As of today there are just 99 Covid-19 patients in hospitals in the whole of Andalucia, and of these only 34 are in intensive care. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/05/31/costa-del-sol-along-with-all-malaga-and-granada-should-move-into-lockdown-de-escalation-phase-three-at-same-time-as-rest-of-andalucia-junta-president-tells-pm/


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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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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