DigameXtra No. 1684 Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

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When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.


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What’s On

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Cowboys and Kisses Show:
”FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY” Coast Fm Gold presents
‘Johnny G and ‘special guest’ Melissa Carver’ performing their brand new show ”Cowboys and Kisses” on Friday 24th July 9pm, at Fitzgerald’s Live Music Bar and Restaurant
Entry just 10€ or with 2x course special menu meal + entry 18.50€
Book Now to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited due to Goverment Restrictions. Telephone 951 550 585


Bar Atila Craft and Artisan Market: After the big success of last months event, we have another on the 23rd July 10.30 am to 1.30pm. Many stalls with a fabulous range of gifts and goodies. Food and drinks also available.
Puente don Manuel Tel 663 393 987


Julio Iglesias Auditorium in Benidorm:
-Thursday July 23 Spanish/Lebanese violinist Ara Malikian €38
-Saturday July 25 An acoustic session from Coque Mala, former frontman with Los Ronaldos. Tickets are for tables of three or four and cost from cost from €70 to €104 plus booking fee.
-August 25 The New Wave band from Madrid, Los Secretos make an acoustic stop as they celebrate 40 years in the business. €98 to €126
-August 29 Amaral- Acoustic. Tickets for tables at this concert cost from €108 to €144 and as with all other concerts there will be additional booking fees to pay.
There will be social distancing rules in place and a need to arrive with masks and even the performers are acting in accordance with the new normal by not having large road crews which is why they have changed their acts to allow for acoustic performances.
Info&Tix: http://produccionesbaltimore.es/benidorm-summer-nights/
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/21/benidorm-summer-nights-will-attract-lovers-of-great-spanish-musicians/


Bullfight Estapona: Saturday, August 7th at 21:30
Masks required. Temps will be taken at door. All sanitory measures respected. Reduced capacity.
Deadline for purchase: 28 julio 2020
Bullring: Estepona. Arena.
Bullfighters: Cayetano, Salvador Vega bullfighter, Pablo Aguado
Bulls: 6
Farms: Luis Algarra
Tickets: https://www.servitoro.com/en/1809-bullfight-tickets-estepona-bullfight-1.html
Bio: Cayetano is the son of Francisco Rivera ‘Paquirri’ and Carmen Ordóñez.
He belongs to a long line of famous bullfighters: his great-grandfather was Cayetano Ordóñez, who fought under the name ‘El Niño de la Palma’, and was the inspiration for the young matador in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises. His grandfather, the great matador Antonio Ordóñez, was a friend of Hemingway and of Orson Welles. Antonio is the subject, with Cayetano’s torero great-uncle Luis Miguel Dominguín, of Hemingway’s book The Dangerous Summer. His father Paquirri was killed by the bull Avispado when Cayetano was 8. His elder brother is the matador Francisco Rivera Ordóñez. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayetano_Rivera_Ord%C3%B3%C3%B1ez


Festival “La Caña Flamenca”, in “El Majuelo” park Almuñécar:
-Saturday August 1st, Pasión Vega
-Sunday August 16th, Estrella Morente
-Friday August 28th Marina Heredia
Info: https://www.facebook.com/canaflamenca/


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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
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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 studio@coastfmgold.com 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
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga is now fully open!
We have started to receive clients but by appointment only. It is wonderful to finally be able to have visitors! We are of course following the legal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
The summer is a great time to plant Vetiver as this plant is indigenous to India. Vetiver loves the heat of summer to grow. Vetiver is often used as a wind barrier in the fall and winter months. Vetiver is the best plant to stabilise erosion prone locations before the first fall rains come. We have plenty of plants in stock for either pickup or delivery via the Spanish Correos.
It is always a great way to spend a day in the garden.
We also have Moringa seeds, Lemon Grass, Moringa seedlings and now our new product, Organic Moringa Powder. If you do not know the medicinal powers of Moringa you can check it out here. https://www.vetiverspain.org/moringa-oleifera-.html
This month we have some specials for both pickup and shipments.
Contact: David y Anna
www DOT vetiverspain DOT com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
Cell and WhatsApp: (34) 692 288 657

Lemon Grass






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: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)


For Sale: Stone setting tools. Brand new €45. I bought these two stone/marble setters but I didn’t need to use them so up for sale. They cost €70. Competa area. Call Kevin 634320684 or


For Sale, 2 items:
-2 pine.bedside tables 10 euro each
-3 single. Bed base 30 euro each
Bridget 636624736 Sayalonga


Wanted: Steel string acoustic guitar. Flexible on price depending on quality and happy to collect. Competa based.
Contact Paul on +44 7768 911536.


Recommendations & Requests


PVC & Aluminium company: I would like to recommend the PVC& Aluminium company in Nerja. http://www.alualumar.com/
+34 607 67 31 45. José, also he uses WhatsApp.
We have recently changed our windows and are very happy with them. Very efficient job and finished perfectly. Memet in Nerja
ismetoglu AT gmail d0t com


Found, Card: Hi this card was found on the forecourt of the blue petrol station next to the Policia Local and Cemetery in Nerja yesterday. It is behind the counter but the claimant must provide identity. Andy, Nerja.
andyjchapman09 @ gmail.com


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.


Awaiting Ratification- Spain to get €140 billion from historic EU coronavirus recovery fund: The country becomes the second biggest recipient of aid after Italy, and €72.2 billion will take the form of grants that do not have to be repaid: Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-07-21/spain-to-get-140-billion-from-historic-eu-coronavirus-recovery-fund.html


Nightspot limitations possible to prevent further Covid-19 outbreaks, Andalucia government warns: There are currently more than 20 active outbreaks of Covid-19 in Andalucia, a good number of them linked to celebrations staged in premises indoors. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/21/nightspot-shutdown-possible-to-prevent-further-covid-19-outbreaks-andalucia-government-warns/


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:


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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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