DigameXtra No. 1653 Saturday, June 13th 2020

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What’s On

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Opening by appointment- June 21st: The Garden will be opening on Sunday June 21st, however with some limitations on numbers and, of course, distancing. Please note that for the time being the Garden may NOT BE OPEN regularly on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, as previously.
Please contact us to make an appointment and please accept our apologies if we have to limit the duration of your visit in order to permit others to enter, but this will be dependent on the level of enquiries.
Private visits on weekdays are encouraged as this will minimise interaction with others and you will likely have the Garden to yourselves.
For those who have forgotten about us through the recent ‘quiet period’, there are many, many sculptures by a wide variety of international artists set within a lush tropical garden and there is usually live Baroque Chamber Music to add to your enjoyment.
There are many places to sit, relax and appreciate the views inside and out.
Only 20 minutes from Almuñécar. Directions on the website.
We hope to see you again soon.
609 706 210/639 563 213
nick at kittyharri dot com ; www.kittyharri.com
Jete, Granada


Bioparc in Fuengirola: Now open, but it has considerably reduced the number of people allowed in at a time.
Even so, not all the animals were as pleased to see visitors again as Julieta. Species such as chimpanzees, orangutans, and other apes and primates at the Bioparc, tend to be more interested in what visitors are doing, while others such as Rokan, the male Sumatran tiger, didn’t seem nearly as happy about seeing new faces after so many weeks with no humans threatening his territory.


Does anyone know for sure if Jack’s Bar in Torrox is still open?: Apparently, after posting this cryptic FB message, Jack’s Bar in Torrox Costa may have closed down. “We just want to say till we meet again it was a blast to the wonderful people we met and know to this day take care God bless we wish everyone the best in the future Regards jacks,” Jack’s FB post said. Which was soon followed by the message, “It ant over yet.” Confusing?
However their terrace has been cleared and their sign is down. A message sent to Jack’s asking for clarification went unanswered. Anyone know what the situation is?


A DEALZ store has opened in Nerja: The market has many food items marked down to €1.50. Located on Calle San Miguel. Dealz Spain belongs to the British company Poundland, the largest single price discount retail group in Europe.


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Multifocal lens replacement surgery: Hi, has anyone had experience of surgery in Malaga Province for having multifocal lens replacement surgery? Was your experience good or bad and who performed the procedure and how was your follow-up care? I would be very interested to hear from you, please e.mail me at deb.1965@hotmail.com (Velez Malaga)


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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:


Telephone appointments to continue at public health centres: A visit to the doctor at the local public health centre isn’t going be the same as it was before the pandemic. The Andalusian health service, SAS, has decided to keep in place the initial telephone filter when a patient requests an appointment. This was introduced during the coronavirus outbreak. Staff at the district health centres will be the ones to decide if a patient needs to physically come into the surgery or if a solution can be given over the phone. Source:


Government lays out its back-to-school plan for all pupils in September: The Andalusian Education authority has confirmed that primary pupils in Malaga province will go back to school on 10 September and secondary schools start back on 15 September. Full story:


Episode of UK sitcom Fawlty Towers pulled over racist slurs: One of the most memorable episodes of one of the most popular British sitcoms of all-time has been withdrawn from a U.K. streaming service because of numerous racial slurs.
The removal of the “Don’t mention the war” episode by UKTV follows the decision by HBO Max to temporarily remove the 1939 civil war epic “Gone With The Wind” because of its “racial depictions.”
The BBC has also withdrawn its popular sketch show “Little Britain” because “times have changed” since the comedy first aired in the early 2000s. The series has come under fire because of the use of blackface in some sketches. Full story: https://apnews.com/1bb71fee8fcdc551af3da67e483d7df4


Ryanair Boss Tells Passengers to Ignore New Baggage Rules and Take Hand Luggage with Them: Michael O’Leary, boss of airline Ryanair has urged passengers to ignore new guidelines issued by the government which tells them to do the exact opposite. Full story:


Spain’s Mercadona Adds New “Pull- Don’t Push” Rule to Shopping: The latest rule requires shopping trolleys “to be turned around – in reverse – at the till,”  pulling it along behind you. “This measure will make it easier for customers to put their goods safely in the till area to be scanned by the cashier, whilst helping to maintain an adequate distance between the customer in front,” said Mercadona. (Sounds like a lot of bruised ankles to me. -Ed.) Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/12/spains-mercadona-adds-confusing-rule-to-shopping-list-to-help-customers-avoid-covid-19-risk/


Three Grand Prix are CANCELLED in a Huge Blow to Formula 1 Season: Grand Prix races in Singapore, Azerbaijan and Japan have all been cancelled in what has come as a major blow to Formula 1. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/12/three-grand-prix-cancelled-in-huge-blow-to-formula-1-season/


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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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