DigameXtra No. 1688 Monday, July 27th 2020

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What’s On

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Live music from 2Dimensionz: This coming Wednesday 29th July at The Asador Puente Don Manuel 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Three hours of great classic hits from the 60s to now. Hope you can make it. A warm welcome awaits. All procedures and sanitation are in place.


La Raqueta Bar: Ricky Lavazza is back on Saturday 8th of August at La Raqueta. Get ready to be entertained by the Costa del Sols #1 showman!
Tickets are 15€ which includes your choice of a main meal (TBA).
We are at 50% capacity already.
Contact us: PJ: +34 603 113 931
Email: info@laraquetanerja.com
You can purchase your tickets at La Raqueta in Nerja or by contacting Pj to make an online payment if you are unable to visit La Raqueta before the event. Please note, when purchasing tickets online there is a 1€ charge to cover Paypal fees.


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This August come and speak Spanish on our outdoor terrace overlooking the sea!
Uncrowded and enough space to keep social distance. Is there a better place to be?
Malagalingo Spanish School
info@malagalingo.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue.


Music for all kinds of celebrations: If you want a party that is yours and special, that your guests remember it as a very special moment: choose special music! Played with great passion and at the same time professionalism, in a frequency that harmonizes, among other things, the well-being of body and mind. Duo, Trio or band. Personalized quote, depending on your needs. Sound system included. …Please contact us! (dana10marzo@gmail.com)


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental!
Castell Playa 1 in Castell de Ferro, Costa Tropical is available for long term rental this winter.
December 2020 to end of March 2021, rental for 3 or 4 months, €700 per month plus electricity usage.
This lovely apartment has two bedrooms, one bathroom, balcony with sea view. Secure parking and is on the beach.
Please click the link for more details – Apartment Castell Playa 1
Not exactly what you are looking for? Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.


For Sale: 2 folding 3 wheel electric scooters
Very good condition. Hardly used
-SmartScoot 1700 euros
-TravelScoot 1300 euros
Contact Sue 952521289 Nerja. See vids, pics & specs here:


For Sale: Single bed bases. Two almost new single bed bases with legs 90cm X 190cms. Still in original packing. Buyer collects from Almayate near Torre del Mar. Easy access. Please phone or WhatsApp
JeanB 666819623 ; €40 for quick sale.


For Sale: Golf Balls. Unused in Boxes mixed makes.
50 for 60 Euros or 100 for 100 Euros. Nerja.
Phone:- 616779066. Steve.


Charity Boutique: Monday – Saturday 10.30-2.30
Calle El Barrio 35 y 37 (at the back of Calle Diputación) Nerja, very central. We have a great selection of gifts including good quality clothes, shoes and handbags. All profits go directly to helping abandoned and abused dogs. We collaborate with local groups as well as those throughout Spain especially poor areas where help is most needed.
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Recommendations & Requests


Drone: Can I ask the person who is using a drone over Canillas de Albaida to stop hovering over my house. It is a violation of my privacy. I also think it is perverted. Jane, janebs aT hotmail D0T co d0t uk


Lost: I lost a black backpack saturday night between 4 and 5 am after a night out in Nerja. I lost it on Burriana beach between Ayo and Rincon del sol next to my Adidas slippers. It had a bunch of clothes, my wallet with my debit card and id card , fitnesscard and some money in it. It also has a necklace with a blue gemstone in it. Everything that can be retreived is wonderfull, but of course my ID card and bankcard most important. If you’ve encountered my bag or seen anything please let me know or give it to the staff of Olaz bar. You can call me at +34 643 530 797 any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
Jeremy or Mariza, Nerja


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.


Scotland & UK Announce U-Turn over Quarantine Rules: Scotland’s First Minister took to Twitter to announce the reversal of a recent decision to relax quarantine restrictions on those flying in from the popular holiday destination only minutes after the UK announced its decision to do the same thing.
It comes as ministers in England also removed Spain from a ‘safe list’ after a flare-up of coronavirus cases in the country over the past few days. Full story:


Britain reimposes 14-day quarantine for travelers from Spain: The measure, which will came into effect on midnight Saturday, comes in response to the rising number of coronavirus cases in Spanish regions such as Catalonia and Aragón. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-07-25/britain-reimposes-14-day-quarantine-for-travelers-returning-from-spain.html


Holiday Travel Firm TUI Cancels all Flights across Spain: TUI cancelled all holidays to Spain after restrictions were imposed and promised refunds to all of its customers. The package operator made the move tonight after the government said people returning from Spain would need to self-isolate for two weeks over Covid-19 fears. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/26/breaking-news-holiday-travel-firm-tui-cancels-all-flights-across-spain/


EasyJet and British Airways plan to continue UK-Spain flights: EasyJet and British Airways told customers on Saturday they did not plan to cancel flights over the coming days, after Britain’s government advised against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain due to COVID-19. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-airlines/easyjet-and-british-airways-plan-to-continue-uk-spain-flights-idUSKCN24Q0T2


Regional tourism minister says UK quarantine decision is “very bad news” for Andalucía: The statement came on Sunday in response to quarantine imposed on travellers from Spain by the governments of UK and Norway and to France’s recommendation to its citizens not to travel to Catalonia. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/26/regional-tourism-minister-says-20200726123448.html


EU to make face masks compulsory on all European flights for passengers aged 6 and over: Children 6 and over and all adults will have to wear face masks on all European flights after EU transport ministers agreed new security measures to battle the spread of coronavirus.
The EU Transport Ministers reached agreement on various health measures to be imposed on board aircraft flying over the continent, as well as at airports. Masks are also compulsory in many airports including in France, which made the coverings obligatory in all public indoor spaces for anyone aged over 11.
Airlines issue strict rules on wearing masks and warn passengers they will be refused entry to planes if they do not comply. To ensure full safety whilst wearing a mask, airline easyJet says masks should be replaced every four hours. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200724/eu-to-make-face-masks-compulsory-on-all-european-flights


Spain Welcomes Big Brother- approves facial recognition cameras at big events: Spain’s Interior Ministry has approved the use of facial recognition cameras in stadiums, concert venues and other large sporting and cultural events to locate people who have criminal charges filed against them.
The aim is to provide Civil Guard officers with information on people “with outstanding criminal charges against them” so that they can be arrested when leaving the premises. The facial recognition software would cross-reference the imagery with police records to alert Spanish police forces while the event is taking place.
The announcement comes just weeks after Mercadona – Spain’s most popular supermarket chain- said it had also installed facial recognition systems in 40 of its stores.
Facial recognition systems are largely controversial given their infringements on privacy and their use by states such as China with a poor human rights record. In China’s case, it’s used to score the population for “social credit” in a dystopian manner. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200724/spain-approves-facial-recognition-cameras-at-big-events


Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green has died at the age of 73: Green was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and was named by Rolling Stone in 2015 as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Source: https://www.nme.com/news/music/fleetwood-mac-co-founder-peter-green-died-2715066


Olivia de Havilland, last surviving star of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ dies at 104: The two-time Academy Award winner who for decades was seen as the essence of Hollywood royalty, has died at her residence in Paris. Full story:


Drone User Alert- Researchers Reveal New Security Flaw Affecting China’s DJI Drones: Andriod app ” DJI’s Go 4″ asks for extensive permissions and collects personal data. Given the wide permissions required by DJI GO 4 — contacts, microphone, camera, location, storage, change network connectivity — the DJI or Weibo Chinese servers have almost full control over the user’s phone.
The Android app has over one million installs via the Google Play Store. But the security vulnerabilities identified in the app don’t apply to its iOS version, which is not obfuscated, nor does it have the hidden update feature. PHOTO:“DJI Phantom 4 unboxing” by sridgway is licensed under CC BY 2.0  Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/07/dji-drone-hacking_24.html


Humour Section

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GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)



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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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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