DigameXtra No. 1651 Thursday, June 11th 2020

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Marbella Open-Air Market Returns Next Week: The market is held on Monday in Marbella and is not to be confused with the San Pedro de Alcantara and Las Chapa’s market as they have their own. Half of all stalls will be given to individuals selling food products. However, if these types of merchants do not register to fill up 50% of stalls, then other types of products will be offered instead. Source: https://smashnewz.com/the-famous-marbella-open-market-returns-to-the-costa-del-sol-next-week/


“Night in White”: Costa del Sol’s Estepona Celebrates a Free Event on June 20. The event, which will go on until 2am, features an array of cultural activities including a guided tour of museums, a screening of the La La Land musical, a flamenco dress catwalk, dance shows, live music, theatre workshops and a comedy show. Source: https://spaintoday.es/costa-del-sol/estepona/night-in-white-costa-del-sols-estepona-celebrates-a-free-event-on-june-20/


Fuengirola Castle Reopens with 35+ Music bands & Artists from July: Marenostrum Fuengirola has promised that it has taken “all the health and safety precautions and measures” to prevent “the risk of Covid-19 infection”, and protect the artists, staff and the public. Efecto Mariposa will be the first event to take place when the venue opens its doors to the public on July 2. Tickets will go on sale from June 18. Click here for more details or to book tickets. https://marenostrumfuengirola.com/


Ella and Andy: Playing at the Mirador de Axarquia, Comares. Saturday 13th June 7p.m. As we moved into phase 3 a week earlier than expected the restrictions etc are slightly different than expected. They are playing outdoors so no need to book if you are just going for drinks and music. (With social distancing of course).
Reservations are required if you wish to eat indoors.  FB link


Paul Hayes Show: Friday 12 June 5pm. Live at Bar Amsterdam, Torrox Costa.
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Flash Time- Rock the Beach: Saturday at 5 PM – 8 PM. La Palapa Beach,
Paseo Marítimo, Los Álamos. 22R, 29620 Torremolinos. +34 637 09 78 90
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Barix Latentcy: Hi Digamites, Is there anyone out there who is familiar with the ”Barix Instreamer and Exstreamer” and understands their latentcy which can occur between them?
If you do, I would appreciate you getting in touch with me please!
lesliestevenson @ btinternet .com
Thank You, Leslie, Nerja


Pool services: As pool season is well underway just a reminder of our professional pool services. I’m happy to undertake pool maintenance, equipment servicing or replacement as well as weekly cleaning. Rental / property maintenance service, call out available. 20 years on the coast, facturas available on request. Supplier of pool covers, heat pumps & artificial turf. Based in Torrox.
Contact 625911953  FB link


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Rent Listing: BluCee – Post full lockdown, we are now offering all previous services including property viewings and holiday rentals. We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental!
Penthouse Gúi in El Morche is available for rent winter.
October 2020 to end of April 2021, long term rental from 3 to 6 months, €600 per month plus electricity usage.
This lovely penthouse has two bedrooms, two bathroom, large private roof terrace with all day sun. Sea and countryside views. Secure parking and is only a two minute walk to the beach.
Please click the link for more details – https://www.blucee.com/index.php/property/penthouse-gui-el-morche/
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, 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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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Beautiful upcycled unit/ cupboard stripped back to natural with grey chalk paint clear wax consists of 2 up and over glass doors lockable cupboard with key plenty of drawer space. Measurements width 89cms height 175cms depth 39cms. Price 195€
Contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Grey handbag (never used) 5 €
-New blouse (country style from Punto Roma, never worn) 15 €
-One blue/grey sweater. Size 40/42 + One blue/grey sweater jacket size 40/42
Sweater + jacket for 10 € the both together
Contact email ndtalido2@gmail.com or whatsapp 0034 686768493
Natalia, Benajarafe. Can meet between Torre del Mar and Benajarafe


Wanted: Winter holiday rental in the area of Caleta, Algarrobo, Torre del Mar, or Velez Malaga. Retired non-smoking English couple with a well behaved dog looking for a 4 month winter rental starting December (dates flexible). Must have a well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, washing machine etc, Wi-fi, heating, sunny south facing terrace and be nicely furnished. Please send details and photos to
campodog09 at hotmail dot com
Thank you. Diana, Torre del Mar


Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation Wanted: Kitchen fitter/supplier. Torrox Costa area.
671639480 ; jdricho47 at hotmail dot com ; John


Pet ID Suggestion From Silvia and Mario, the dog handlers: Hello readers of Digamextra, yesterday I have seen the photo of a lost puppy, as a dog sitter, I want to recommend to people who have pets, cats and / or dogs, in addition to the vet putting the chip on them, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the owners make him a nameplate, which is attached to the collar, with his phone and the name of the animal. From experience, I have seen or have been called by desperate people looking for their pets, if they have the identification badge, the person who finds it, can immediately call the owner, but in the event that they only have the chip. It is more complicated, since the person who found this pet, has to go to a veterinarian so that they can pass the reader and then locate the owner, I have seen cases of dogs that have returned them after many months, because people They found them, they didn’t have a vet nearby, and they spent months caring for the pet until they went to a vet. PLEASE!!!! If you love your pet, put the visible identification tag on the collar!
Silvia, El Morche, silviacaminante @ gmail . com
(I got mine from the jewelry booth on the Torrox Costa Paseo Maritimo. Not sure if they have reopened. Custom engraved, double sided, “bone shaped” dogtag with H/D ring to attach tag to collar in 5mins for €8. -Ed.)


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:


Scandal over Covid-19 deaths at Madrid nursing homes sparks fierce political row: Regional and central government officials have warned of legal consequence after EL PAÍS revealed that internal protocols excluded some coronavirus patients from hospital admission. Madrid premier Díaz Ayuso and her health chief, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, have said in public that there were no orders to exclude certain dependents and people with disabilities from hospital admission, and that the document that reached care homes was a draft sent by mistake.
But several internal emails seen by EL PAÍS show that a senior official at the regional health department, Carlos Mur de Víu, signed the triage protocols and had them sent to 475 residences in the region. These guidelines, which were used by hospitals and residences to refuse the transfer of certain patients; children and grandchildren of these patients say that regional authorities sacrificed their relatives. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-06-10/scandal-over-covid-19-deaths-at-madrid-nursing-homes-sparks-fierce-political-row.html


Children Aged 10 or Younger in Spain Will Not Have to Socially Distance at School: Children have been highlighted in the debate surrounding coronavirus as dangerous transmitters because although they do not typically suffer from the virus, they can unknowingly pass it along to someone who will. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/10/children-aged-10-or-younger-in-spain-will-not-have-to-socially-distance-at-school/


Consumer Tech Prices On The Rise: With the shipping routes shut by C-19 travel restrictions, tech items are in short supply. Most of the computers and parts listed for sale on Amazon are “out of stock”. With fewer customers, possibly higher cost of goods sold, and all the fixed costs of complying with social distancing rules, such consumer-facing businesses will be lucky if they can keep from burning through cash — unless they raise their prices substantially. Data services are under a greater than normal use as people spend more time working and entertaining themselves online. Hundreds of thousands of Sky customers can expect to be hit with price hikes of up to £72 for broadband and TV from August. Reference:


Andalucia ‘Security Officers’ to Patrol Costa del Sol Beaches from June 15: There will be a beach ‘security guard’ every 250 metres along Andalucia’s coastline, confirmed the Junta. It has employed approximately 3,000 beach assistants to patrol the coasts, managed by the regional government and have been given the ranking and authority of ‘security officers.’ Duties will include monitoring sunbathers, controlling the capacity of beaches and providing information to avoid contagion of the coronavirus, amongst other functions. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/10/spains-andalucia-security-officers-to-patrol-costa-del-sol-beaches-from-june-15/


La Liga – makes a welcome return this week after more than three months of suspension: Germany’s Bundesliga was the first to restart and Britain’s Premier League and the Italian league are expected to join them in the coming weeks. La Liga matches are kick-starting in empty stadiums this Thursday, with the popular Sevilla vs Real Betis derby setting things off to a roaring start. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/10/with-virtual-fans-and-daily-matches-soccer-returns-to-spain/


Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair and British Airways Updates On Flights and Refunds for 2020 Summer Holidays: Details at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/10/easyjet-jet2-ryanair-and-british-airways-updates-on-flights-and-refunds-for-2020-summer-holidays/


Counterfeit cash bust on Spain’s Costa Almeria for trying to buy €800 phone with fake notes: Police arrested two people after they tried to pay for a top-of-the-range mobile phone with eight counterfeit €100 notes. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/10/counterfeit-cash-bust-on-spains-costa-almeria-for-trying-to-buy-mobile-e800-phone-fake-notes/


Deadly Gas Explosion in Torre del Mar Killed One Brit and Injured Another: The elderly couple lived on the second floor of a four-storey building and the explosion has affected 9 other families in the block of flats. Full story and video: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/10/watch-updated-footage-of-deadly-gas-explosion-in-malagas-torre-del-mar-which-killed-one-brit-and-injured-another/


Up to 30,000 furloughed workers in Spain will have to return money after government blunder: The banks are reportedly “indignant” at having to go from client to client demanding the return of hundreds of euros.
Banks are already warning furloughed workers who have enough money on their account that they are going to deduct the difference between what was transferred on behalf of the SEPE and what they were actually entitled to. El Confidential’s financial sources say this could affect 20,000-30,000 people. The institutions are said to be concerned because the returns could be between €500 and €1,000 on average, and many may have already spent the money. Full story:


India surge continues with nearly 10,000 cases in past 24hrs: The spike has come as the government moves forward with reopening restaurants, shopping malls and religious places in most of its states after a more than 2-month-old lockdown. Full story: https://apnews.com/ac43d05f5655a585b8674ec30fc20cef


EU to propose ‘gradual and partial’ re-opening of external borders from 1 July: Some EU countries have started to relax restrictions on non-essential crossing of the borders within the bloc, with a goal of 15 June for restoring free travel. Over the weekend, the 27 member states’ interior ministers agreed to coordinate a gradual reopening to travellers from outside the Schengen area. Full story: https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/06/10/eu-external-borders-1-july/


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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/
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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