DigameXtra No. 1661 Tuesday, June 23rd 2020

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What’s On

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Potters Bar & Terrace: This week’s 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. Tel. 685435767
Tuesday 8pm Quiz
Wednesday 7pm Live Music, 3 course tapas Special €10
Friday 7pm Live Music with Paul Lockey, TexMex Special €10


CANCELLED Due to Covid-19,  Noche de San Juan 2020. It’s normally celebrated on June 23rd, St. John’s Eve and the day of the summer solstice.
The delegate of the Junta de Andalucia in Malaga, Patricia Navarro, has asked residents on the Costa del Sol to be prudent and responsible this Tuesday on San Juan.
All official celebrations of San Juan have been cancelled; undoubtedly, some residents will try to go to the beach to carry on with their traditions. Navarro insists that this year San Juan will be “atypical” because “the recommendations on behalf of the Junta made to all the municipalities is that all parties and activities be suspended.”
Not only will these activities be suspended, but most likely, municipalities will prohibit people on the beach past their closing times. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/22/costa-del-sol-asks-residents-in-malaga-to-be-prudent-and-responsible-on-this-san-juan/



Reopening Friday- Richi’s Pollo Asador, mini-market, fresh bread and cafe in Torrox Costa: Open Sundays all day. Closed Thursdays. Hours 8am – 10pm approx. Rotisserie chicken, burgers and many dishes for take-away or meals. Need to feed a crowd on short notice? Come get a roast chicken, a few assorted family sized “racions” and a few loaves of fresh bread. No cooking, easy cleanup. Fresh local produce, baked goods, dried fruits, deli items, sweets and campo eggs in the mini-market. Full menu and tapas plus Menu del  Dia. Try the “flaming chorizo on a skewer” tapa for a spicy treat cooked in a ceramic pig mini bbq on the bar. Av Garcia Penalver BLQ 77, Torrox Costa (behind the library). Tel.951 38 90 73 ; FB Link


Arts & Crafts Market: Come along to Bar Atila, this Thursday to enjoy and browse a superb selection of stalls including art, shabby chic, homemade cakes and savouries, confectionery, gift stall and much more. 10.30 am – 1.30pm
Calle Buena Vista 9, Puente Don Manuel, 663 393 987


End the Lockdown Party: The Ginger Pig, Coin. Live music by New Tricks. Saturday 27 June 9pm. Table reservations recommended. Tel 636 187 221


Noche de San Juan party: Shaggy’s Bar, Tuesday 23 June 8pm. Fuengirola.
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Midnight Mechanics @ Bar Atila: Sat., 11 July, 9pm.
Calle Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel, 29713 Alcaucín
Tel +34 663 39 39 87


Hemingway’s in Nerja: We are reopening July 1st. From 2 pm until 10pm initially. Looking forward to seeing you all. Social distancing in place.
+34 638 91 60 59


The Beer Garden: Coming events.
Wed 24th 7-10pm Ella Ray
Fri 26th 5-8pm Green Dogs
Avenida Mediterraneo, corner of Chaparil, Nerja 29780
Tel 34 633 73 84 74


Special edition of ´Jazz en la Costa´ Almunecar: Diputación de Granada and the Almuñecar Town Hall have prepared a special edition of ´Jazz en la Costa´, with the objective of supporting the cultural and tourism sector of Almuñecar. Location is Parque El Majuelo. Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm.
-July 22, Costa Jazz Quartet
-July 23 MAP, an extraordinary sound journey.
-July 24 you can enjoy musicians who are part of the exclusive and historic cast of jazz pioneers in Spain including the pianist, Chano Domínguez
-July 25, The finishing touch will be given by Andrea Motis, the trumpeter, composer and vocalist
Fest website: http://www.jazzgranada.es/festival-jazz-en-la-costa/jazz-en-la-costa-programa-2-2-2/
Tickets Info: http://www.jazzgranada.es/festival-jazz-en-la-costa/jazz-costa-venta-de-entradas-2-2/



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


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Mixing Desk. A T.Mix 1622fx analogue mixing desk is offered for sale at €40. The desk has 4 mic inputs and 4 other stereo inputs or 12 mono inputs. Eq on all channels. 16 variable inbuilt effects. Used almost entirely at home and in really good condition. Can be seen working if required. English manual included. For fuller details contact me for a .pdf of the manual. Reason for sale – downsizing.
Adrian Woodward, Location Caleta de Velez.
email: bishopridley@outlook.com , Tel: 660576506.


For Sale: Wheelchair with cushion Low mileage. Please note the user of this chair will need to be pushed. 75 Euros. Derek, Archez area
dereksvillas at Hotmail dot CO dot Uk , Tel. 690 066 309.


For Sale: Pebble Art. Are you looking for a special gift? Or simply want to treat yourself after all those days of confinement!
I will have a stall at the Bar Atila Craft Market this coming Thursday (see What’s On Section for details).
I am also taking custom orders.
Hope to see you there. 10.30am – 1.30pm
Lynn, Puente Don Manuel
lynnandseanh AT yahoo D0T co d0t uk


For Sale: Digital video camera. Panasonic Model nv-ds29b, complete with two 60 minute tapes, remote control, battery charger 2 batteries 800 m/amp and 1700 m/amp. Includes carry bag and instruction manual. All in vgc. Price €35
Contact Mike 618408790 Competa area.
email mcauliffe99@hotmail.com


For Sale: Fiat Punto 2004 as I’m in need of a larger car. It has only done 49,600 km. Just had a full service and ITV. Four new tires and well looked after. Price: €2,600 Please contact Francisco. Located in Cómpeta.
email fran.mm23@outlook.es or Whatsapp me on 643 11 69 14. More photos available


Recommendations & Requests


Man with a van: I would like to recommend man with a van (John Walker). 622067357. We used him to move our belongings from Torrox Costa to La Herradura, he had help with one man another John, they were very professional and got everything moved and put where we wanted them and no breakages. He gave us a quote and kept to the price, it took 5 hours and he charged for 5 hours. So good on you John.
Ianmaryespada@gmail.com.tel 625721907. Ian / Mary


Spanish Subsidy: I have some land that I would like to plant Mangos on. Can anyone offer me some information about whether the Spanish government are still giving subsidies for this and what the process is to get one?
Thanks in advance. Simon, Torrox


Health food Shop Torre del Mar: Very good organic shop with an excellent selction of fresh regional products (vegetables and fruit). But in addition to the fresh products they also offer many other organic things. The most important: super fair prices and this shop is run by a very lovely and helpful couple! Great products + Great energy!
Shop info: c/ Infantes 29, Tel 672 244 282
Anne / Torrox , anne-kathrin.ruth AT gmx dot ch


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.

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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:


Torremolinos town hall has announced the cancellation of almost all of the large-scale events planned for July, August and September: Suspended events include San Juan, the Festival of Santa María del Mar, the Latin Music Festival, the open-air summer cinema season, and the Romería de San Miguel, one of the biggest pilgrimages in Spain. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202006/19/torremolinos-scales-down-summer-20200619115131-v.html


Missing Any Chrome Browser Extensions? This may explain it: Google recently removed 106 more extensions from its Chrome Web Store after they were found illegally collecting sensitive user data. The extensions in question posed as utilities offering capabilities to convert files from one format to the other, among other tools for secure browsing, while relying on thousands of fake reviews to trick unsuspecting users into installing them. The search giant, in response to the disclosures, has deactivated the problematic browser extensions.
Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/06/chrome-browser-extensions-spying.html


Apple switches to its own chips for Mac computers as it adds features, privacy controls: This brings the Mac into line with the company’s iPhone and iPads, which already use Apple-designed chips. The move will give software developers for Apple’s largest pool of third-party apps – those built for iPhones and iPads – new access to its laptops and desktop for the first time. As with previous Macs, the new Apple-chipped machines will remain able to download software from outside Apple’s official app stores, in contrast to iPhones and iPads, which for the most part can only run software from Apple’s stores. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-developers/apple-switches-to-its-own-chips-for-mac-computers-as-it-adds-features-privacy-controls-idUSKBN23T1IH


‘Astonishing’ giant circle of pits found near Stonehenge: The circle of pits is significantly larger than any comparable prehistoric monument in Britain. Researchers have found 20 shafts, but estimate there may have been more than 30 originally. Each one is about 5 metres deep and 10 metres across.
The new discovery shows a 2-km (1.2-mile) wide circle of shafts surrounding a settlement at Durrington Walls, which also included a henge, or circular structure, made of timber posts. The site is located about 3.2 km northeast of Stonehenge and evidence suggests the pits date back to the same period, some 4,500 years ago. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-stonehenge/giant-circle-of-shafts-discovered-close-to-stonehenge-idUSKBN23T0RW


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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
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