DigameXtra No. 1655 Tuesday, June 16th 2020

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What’s On

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Potters Bar & Terrace: This weeks entertainment. New for Monday’s the one and only Mike Bond, entertaining you on the terrace. Free tapas throughout, so don’t prepare dinner as you won’t go home hungry! Reserve your table as places limited 685435767
Monday 6pm Mike Bond
Tuesday 8pm Quiz
Wednesday 7pm Live Music, 3 course tapas Special €10
Friday 7pm Live Music with Paul Lockey, TexMex Special €10


Noche de Barbacoa: Sat 20 June, 8:30pm. Los Caracoles del Sevillano, Nerja. Live music by Miguel Gonzalez. €20 pp includes drinks. Bus service Nerja/Frigiliana €7
Res: 952 00 95 99 / 696 89 60 59


Almuñecar Town Hall has opened the interior of the west tower of the Castillo de San Miguel to the public: Photo: Andalucia.org Reference: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/15/almunecar-offers-visitors-a-look-inside-the-castillo-de-san-miguel-in-spains-axarquia/


Pianist Paloma Herrero Ocaña: Performs a charity concert entitled ‘Melodías de una cuarentena’ on Saturday, June 27, at 8.30pm, at the Casa de la Cultura in Almuñecar.
Tickets have been set at €3 and can be purchased at the Fridas Shop up until one hour before the start of the concert. Photo:Ayuntamiento de Almuñecar Reference: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/15/piano-concert-at-casa-de-cultura-to-kickstart-almunecars-cultural-events-in-axarquia


Cerveceria “Mis Tapitas” Live Music: Friday June 19th 8PM. Puente Don Manuel. FB link


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Wanted: Electric gate repair. Our electric gate is behaving erratically. We need someone to look at it and repair it. Torrox Campo.
dowleys@hotmail.com. Ted / Margy 649425455


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Traditional Dining table and 4 x chairs. In a used but use able condition. Ideal for refurbishment. €50 Danni alcaucín
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For Rent: In Benamargosa for long term rental. 500€/month, includes water, electricity until 50€. Deposit 500€. Furnished or unfurnished. Two bedrooms lovely house, middle of village.
The house is inhabited all year round, fully equipped. Smoking only permitted in the outside areas. This tradional Spanish village house is 70 years old and is located up a hill at the end of a very quiet street.
Due to the position it may not be suitable for people with physical disabilities due to the climbs and steps leading up to the house. However the climb up is worth it as this picturesque house with it stunning views has plenty of spacious rooms.
The peaceful and relaxed atmosphere and home-like decor makes you feel at ease, washing away all the stress and busyness of modern life.
The terrace has beautiful mountains and village views.
Benamargosa is situated within a pretty valley and surrounded by
Very well suited for athletic people who like self-catering and the peaceful life. Being close to nature is also a bonus of this house. Here the soul and mind can rest and living is simple and easy.
Comfortable, cozy stone house! The house is inhabited all year round so the outfit is better than normal in the rental properties.
House has gas stove,new washing machine and dishwasher. Pets allowed.
About Benamargosa- There are hairdressers, shops, banks (vending machines 2), several pubs and restaurants in the village. There is no nightclub in the village, its quiet after 23:00. Benamargosa is a tradional lively village located in the heart of the Vélez-Málaga region. Nearest bakery 100 meters, good self made bread six days a week.
Jaana Harju tel +358405821479


Wanted: Power Washer wanted for cleaning a large terrace.
I am near Comares but can collect from anywhere in the region
Tel: Roy 682 890 361 or email vel 360303 @ gmail.com Thanks


Recommendations & Requests

Towbars: Hi can anyone recommend a place where I can have a towbar fitted to a vehicle which complies fully with the law and ITV etc? Thanks, Andy, Nerja
andyjchapman 09 @ gmail.com no spaces.


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:

Costa del Sol to Bask in Scorching 35 Degree Heat Despite Yellow Alert Warning for Strong Winds: Malaga’s temperatures are expected to reach a stifling 34 degrees tomorrow (Tuesday) and 35 degrees on Wednesday. Similar temperatures are expected in the rest of the province, with Vélez-Málaga enjoying highs of 30 degrees and Antequera 33 degrees. Rhonda and Marbella, however, will enjoy slightly cooler temperatures of 27 and 26 degrees, respectively.
Malaga’s heat wave will last until Thursday, when temperatures are expected to fall around 9 degrees in the capital. However, they are forecast to creep up slightly over the weekend again, according to Aemet. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/15/spains-costa-del-sol-to-bask-in-scorching-35-degree-heat-despite-yellow-alert-warning-for-strong-winds/


India’s Coronavirus Cases Continue to Spiral out of Control Causing Widespread Panic: India’s tally of positive cases has reached 286,579 so far, the fifth-highest in the world, and 8,102 deaths, including 357 in the past 24 hours. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/15/indias-coronavirus-cases-continue-to-spiral-out-of-control-causing-widespread-panic/


Six deductions that you cannot forget when confirming your draft of the 2019/2020 Income:
1. Deductions for maternity and childcare.
2. Deductions for rent or purchase of habitual residence.
3. Deductions for donations.
4. Deduction for political affiliations.
5. Deduction for professional college fees.
6. Regional deductions. They are the great unknown as each autonomous community has assigned part of the income tax return. The regional deductions can mean significant savings of up to 1,000 euros on our invoice with the Treasury and mainly benefit families (deductions for birth, disability of children or ascendants, textbooks, language classes or nurseries), housing (rent for people under 35, reforms or sustainability) and investment in the autonomous community itself (companies, heritage, biosphere). English summary: https://spainsnews.com/six-deductions-that-you-cannot-forget-when-confirming-your-draft-of-the-2019-2020-income/
Full source article in Spanish: https://www.abc.es/economia/declaracion-renta/abci-seis-deducciones-no-puedes-olvidar-confirmar-borrador-renta-20192020-202006151342_noticia.html


Robot vs. Robot War? Now China Has Semi-Autonomous Fighting Ground Robots: The Chinese Army is preparing to deploy small, new, tracked war-robots armed with machine guns, night vision, missile loaders and camera sensors to conduct attacks while leaving manned systems at safer stand-off distances. Full story: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/robot-vs-robot-war-now-china-has-semi-autonomous-fighting-ground-robots-162782


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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/
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