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Gig Info Updated: Bar Atila – Saturday 18th July starting at 9.00pm
The Fantastic Soul Brothers smooth and mellow but you can also dance your socks off.
So if you want to see good live music, reserve your table now.
We will be providing a hot & cold buffet at 10 euros per person.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Climbing Walls Reopen on Costa del Sol: Closed for the past 14 years, the climbing walls in San Pedro Alcantara have finally been made safe and are to reopen to the public.
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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.
Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://coastfmgold.com/
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Wanted- Heat Pump Repair: Company or electrical engineer to trouble shoot & repair heat pump. Periana. Douglas
Mobile /WhatsApp 618236615
Wanted- professional furniture and rug cleaner: We are looking for someone who is a professional furniture and rug cleaner. We have a three-piece living room set and a large oriental rug to be cleaned.
We are located just outside Competa.
Please call Paul on: 634351754
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Are you having soil erosion issues after all the recent rain?
Vetiver is the perfect solution with the 3 – 4 metre root system.
The plant is non invasive, grows rapidly and once established it needs very little water.
We are finally open again for business. We are still not permitted to have visitors at our nursery but we can ship plants via post or we can deliver locally.
Our first day of shipping was Monday and we shipped 2,000 plants to various locations in Spain, Portugal, and Hungary.
We have plenty of Vetiver in stock. Right now the soil is nice and damp and the weather is starting to heat up so it is the perfect time to plant.
We also have Lemon Grass, Moringa Seedlings and Organic Moringa Powder.
Moringa, also known as the “Miracle Tree”, has many nutritional and health benefits. If you have ever been to a Thai Restaurant you have probably had Lemon Grass.
Lemon Grass grows easily and quickly. Take a look at our website or go directly to the two links below. If you have any questions please contact us either by email or phone.
David or Anna
Cell: (34) 692 288 657
Vetiverspain Moringa page.
Great Deals From Nerja Household Center: Clearance
-Display cabinet 30€ Message for sizes please
-2 matching bedside units 25€ for both
-Matching headboards to fit single beds 15€ a pair, several pairs available.
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale, 3 items:
-2 x Commercial fridges good working order. 200 euro for the large 150 euro
For the smaller. Buyer collects.
-Industrial plate and glass cleaner. Old but works really well. 200 euro.
Includes the baskets
Contact Sarah, 662039741
For Sale, 2 items:
-Cepsa Gas Bottle, almost empty €10
-Unusual coffee table which has a metal top designed to resemble pewter which sits on chrome legs and a chrome surround beneath the top. It is laid out like a chess or draughts board, with chess pieces depicted at either end of the table top. Measurements are: 92cm long x 46cm wide x 43cm high. Price €20
Can be collected from Caleta de Velez.
Contact Neil / Caleta de Velez on 691 94 43 94 or
For Sale, 3 items: Furniture
-Pine wardrobe. 1 rail across whole width, with shelf above and drawer below. Height 210 cm, Width 102 cm, Depth 52 cm
All measurements are to widest/tallest/deepest dimension. £30
-Pine chest of drawers. 6 drawers. Height 107 cm. Width at widest part 85 cm. Width main body of drawers 69 cm. Depth at deepest part 40 cm. £20
-Pretty bedroom chair in moss green velvet. Good condition. £15
Collection from near Guaro, Periana. Diana.
Please bring enough people to collect as there won’t be anybody here able to help.
952 030 991 or email@example.com
or WhatsApp 00 44 7525 936498
For Sale, 3 items:
-heated towel rail, in exellent condition, 60 x 157 cm, white, incl. all connections. Euro 28,–.
-white door, spanish style, with door handle, 62 x 202 cm, Euro 25,–
-Beautiful Indian Foto with heavy black-golden frame. 70 x 90 cm. Euro 20,–
Call Julie, Torrox-Costa, j.speyer at web dot de
whatsapp 0049 17 62 1 62 4994.
For Sale: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Notebook
UK “slim” business model. Super fast!
Direct from the Lenovo factory + additional upgrades
Factory Reconditioned by Lenovo, spotless, everything has been replaced with new components, looks brand new!
Intel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz
Brand new 8GB RAM, Premium quality from Komputer Bay
Brand new 128GB SSD, High performance model
Brand new DVDRW 8X speed
Windows 10 Pro v1909 x64, Legal copy from factory with product key sticker
Brand new HD 15.6-inch display
Brand new 4 hr. battery
Brand new UK keyboard
Connections: (1) VGA, (1) HDMI, (2) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0, (1) RJ45,
(1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader, BT
Brand new Stereo speakers by Dolby
Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Dual Noise-Cancelling Microphones
Price: €400. Has 90 day hardware guaranty from Lenovo. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
Contact Naythan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
FREE: 2 items gratis to collect.
Call Monika Cómpeta 642 793 016
Wanted: Above ground pool ladders. We are looking for replacement ladders for our pool similar to the photo. We live in Sedella.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you are able to help. Thank you.
Recommendations & Requests
SPW Construction: We would like to make a recommendation for Scott Wilson of SPW construction advertised on digamextra.
Scott and his team have just fitted a new bathroom for us in Canillas de Aceituno. We have lived in Spain for many years and can honestly say Scott and his team are the best we have ever employed.
Scott gave us a very fair and accurate free estimate for the work we wanted. He gave us a schedule that he kept to, he telephoned at least once every day to keep us informed of progress.
Scott’s team are all professionals, very friendly, very courteous and a pleasure to deal with.
The finished job was on time and superbly finished in every detail.
It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Scott and his team.
If you have a project in or around your home you cannot have a better builder to employ. Give Scott a call you certainly will not regret it.
Maureen & Bill Andrews
Canillas de Aceituno
Tiler: I am looking for a tiler with experience of ceramic and self-adhesive tiles. Location Nerja. I would welcome recommendations via email to Kevin ; kevinswaine2004 at yahoo dot co dot uk
Victoria “Negra” Beer: We recently tasted a beer ( new to us) called “Victoria Negra”: at La Taberna in Torrox Costa. It is a very dark beer and was served on draught. It is a beautifully tasty beer!
Are there any Digamites out there who could tell us of any other hostelries in Torrox Costa, where we can get it? Maybe,any stores where we could buy it?
Please email : jon 108 at hotmail co.uk ( no spaces)
Thank you all: JB Torrox Costa. https://www.cervezavictoria.es/en/our-beers/cerveza-negra
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.
Be Aware of New Mask Rules Confusion: I am seeing conflicting info regarding mask use on the beach and in the campo in different media outlets and FB posts. So I am providing the Official announcement summary next, followed by some other takes on the issue. -Ed.
Official Junta de Andalucia Mask Update: Here are the highlights in English from a Google Translation. This provided link is to the Spanish original.
-The masks will be compulsory for people from six years onwards on public roads, in open air spaces and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, even if the interpersonal safety distance of 1.5 meters is kept.
-the mask is mandatory in air, sea, bus or rail transportation. Also, in complementary public and private transport of passengers in vehicles of up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of tourism vehicles do not live together at the same address.
-The obligation to use the mask will not be enforceable for people with any type of illness or respiratory distress that may be aggravated by the use of the mask. Neither for those people who due to their disability or dependency situation do not have autonomy to remove the mask, or who present behavioral changes that make their use unfeasible.
-In the case of individual outdoor sport exercise, its use will not be required either, in cases of force majeure or a situation of need or when, due to the very nature of the activities, the use of the mask is incompatible, in accordance with the indications of the health authorities.
-Beaches and pools. On one hand, it is not necessary to wear the mask on beaches and pools during bathing and while staying in a certain space, as long as the interpersonal safety distance between users can be respected. On the other hand, for trips and walks on the beaches and swimming pools, the use of a mask will be mandatory.
-The Ministry of Health and Families emphasizes that its use is recommended in private open or closed spaces when there are meetings or a possible confluence of non-cohabitants, even when the safety distance can be guaranteed.
– Wakes and burials Order of June 19, 2020 is modified, highlighting that the wakes can be held in all kinds of facilities, public or private, with a maximum limit of 25 people in outdoor spaces or 10 people in closed spaces, whether or not they live together. Participation in the funeral or in the entourage for the burial or cremation of the deceased person is restricted to a maximum of twenty-five people, including family and friends, in addition, where appropriate, the minister of worship or similar person of the respective confession to the practice of funeral rites of farewell to the deceased.
-As for the sanctioning regime, the Andalusian Government will fine 100 euros for the breach of the obligation to wear the mask.
EWN Article- From Wednesday Masks Must Be Worn at All Times in Andalucia: Starting on Wednesday, July 15 (midnight tonight) everybody who is aged six or older will be forced to wear a mask at all times in public spaces, as this is the new law which has been decreed by the President of the Junta de Andalucia, Juanma Moreno.
The new policy will ensure that masks be worn at all times when using public spaces, even if the 1.5-metre social distance can be upheld, and even if you are outdoors or indoors.
Read all the rules here: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/14/official-rules-from-wednesday-masks-must-be-work-at-all-times-in-costa-del-sols-and-andalucia/
Spain’s Andalusia to make masks mandatory even at beaches and swimming pools: https://www.thelocal.es/20200714/spains-andalusia-to-make-masks-mandatory-even-at-beaches-and-swimming-pools
Face masks must be worn in all public spaces in Andalucía from Wednesday, even on the beach: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/14/face-masks-must-worn-20200714140140.html
UK, France move to extend rules on face coverings in public: Britain and France moved Tuesday to make face coverings compulsory in more places as both countries try to get their economies going while at the same time seeking to prevent further coronavirus outbreaks.
Following days of procrastination and mixed messages, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from July 24. Read details at: https://apnews.com/2266cdba0f43e6bf2cc7cf565c5619d1
Mask Humour: In my opinion this Majorca regulation is the daftest mask rule yet! Article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/14/in-my-opinion-this-is-the-daftest-mask-rule-yet/
Marbella Based IPTV Pirate Service Shutdown for 2nd Time: Stop Selling Pirate IPTV Packages or Pay €10,000 Per Day, Court Rules. An individual who previously paid a 40,000 euro settlement after selling ‘pirate’ IPTV subscriptions has failed to stop his activities. A court has now handed down an order requiring him to cease-and-desist or pay a 10,000 euro per day penalty. He must also hand over information relating to the business’s operations which well may contain subscriber contact info. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/stop-selling-pirate-iptv-packages-or-pay-e10000-per-day-court-rules-200714/
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:
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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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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
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
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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