DigameXtra No. 1673 Tuesday, July 7th 2020

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La Casa Restaurant & Hotel – Torrox Pueblo
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Proyecto Mandarina on the Balcon!: Today, Tuesday July 7th we will be starting at 20:30 at the Balcon of Europe. Don’t be late we leave at 23:45. Ska & reggae, 7 piece band.  FB link


Jam Session at La Bamba: Thursday July 9th, 9pm.
Premium beer special: Duvel, Leffe, Westmalle €2 !
Café Pub La Bamba, Cortijos Romero, Viñuela, Malaga FB link


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/


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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
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If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
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La Casa Restaurant Torrox Pueblo- Announcement
We are moving our Restaurant in the Main Plaza back to Hotel La Casa,
less than 200 metres from the Plaza on Calle Baja.
Our new Terrace restaurant has the most beautiful views of Torrox,
so come and join us!!
Opens on Friday 17th July.
Limited spaces so remember to book
952535471/662039741. Web: http://www.hotellacasatorrox.com/
The same great food and service just with a better view!!!


SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
Architect service, building licence applications
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk ; Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link


Have a clear out: Garage, Garden, House. We buy all tools and Machinery, new or old, Good prices paid. Please ring Ernie or Martin. Iznate on 616812765 or 690854154. messenger or whatts app.or email :


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Kallax ikea unit on castors Measurements Width 160cms Depth 36cms Height 170cms Price 50€
-Rustic large Beautiful bookcase, Width 144cms Depth 44cms Height 216cms Price 150€
-Corner display cabinet Measurements Across front 71cms Into corner 51cms Height 212cms Price 35€
Contact Jackie /Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-CD player. Not new but used only once €25
-2x padel rackets for beginners. € 25 for both
-Shoe rack € 10
Torrox Costa, Saskia. 627684256
vincedvvo @ Hotmail com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Cadac Safari Chef gas BBQ. Interchangeable cooking surfaces (bbq grill, flat plate griddle, wok/lid) gas regulator attachment. All packs neatly into carry bag. VGC, hardly used 50€
-Hot plate electric cooker VGC hardly used 15€
Joy 610955826 Torrox


For Sale: O’Brien “Alpha Centauri” Mono water ski. Graphite / Kevlar. 172 cm. Includes genuine O’Brien carrier bag and gloves. 85€ ono. located in Vinuela.
Tel:- Bob on 649111965 or
email: bobjan158 at hotmail dot com for more photo’s.


Flat available for Long Term Rent: Torrox Costa
We have a 3rd floor flat, 112 square metres, recently refurbished, comprising 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; open plan kitchen, lounge & dining room; south facing terrace, aircon, fibre optic WiFi, secure parking, and lift. Located in centre of Costa within easy walking distance of all shops, restaurants and beaches. €750 pcm + Electricity Bills
Contact Olly & Ray Craig
raycraig@live.com ; 608 568 602 WhatsApp


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.

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:


Greece Lifts Ban on British Holidaymakers: Government spokesman Stelios Petsas has confirmed today that summer holidays in Greece are back on the cards for British holidaymakers after recently being banned; he said that sun-seeking Brits will now be able to visit the country from July 15. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/06/breaking-news-greece-lifts-ban-on-british-holidaymakers/


What role does the blood group play in the risk of severe COVID-19?: A new study from The New England Journal of Medicine identified a 3p21.31 gene cluster as a genetic susceptibility locus in patients with Covid-19 with respiratory failure and confirmed a potential involvement of the ABO blood-group system.
Genetic data confirm that blood group O is associated with a risk of acquiring Covid-19 that was lower than that in non-O blood groups, whereas blood group A was associated with a higher risk than non-A blood groups. Full article: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2020283


COVID-19 Topics In The News- What is Cellular Immunity and How is it Different From Antibody Immunity?: Cellular immunity, also known as cell-mediated immunity, is an important aspect of the immune system that allows the body to attack invading organisms on a cellular level. It is paired with humoral immunity, the part of the immune system that involves an antibody response. Both types of immunity are a critical part of a healthy and functioning immune system.
Full article: https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-cellular-immunity.htm
(In new Covid info articles referring to herd immunity, and also testing accuracy discussions, the different types of immunity are now being focused on. See next articles. -Ed.)


Final round of coronavirus study confirms that only 5.2% of Spanish population has antibodies- ‘Very Far’ from a ‘Herd Immunity’: The Spanish overall figure of 5% is in line with studies in other European countries that showed a prevalence of 4% to 5%, far below the rate that would provide the population with so-called herd immunity, and which experts place at 60% at the very least.
When discussing the problems of different types of tests and inconsistant testing results this was part of the explanation. “Not being able to detect antibodies does not mean that these people are not immunologically protected,” explained the director of Spain’s National Epidemiological Center, Marina Pollán, given that people can also have cellular immunity, something that has not yet been so closely studied in this coronavirus. Serological tests detect the production of antibodies, but not cellular immunity, which could explain why people who have tested positive in a PCR test (which detects an active infection) then later test negative in antibody tests. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-07-06/final-round-of-coronavirus-study-confirms-that-52-of-spanish-population-has-antibodies.html


Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels Dead at 83: Born October 28, 1936, Charlie Daniels was a country music icon, who was also known for his contributions to Southern rock and bluegrass. He was best known for his chart-topping hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” He was also a great patriot!
Source: https://www.countrynow.com/country-music-hall-of-famer-charlie-daniels-dead-at-83/



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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
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