DigameXtra No. 1689 Tuesday, July 28th 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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Hotel and Restaurant La Casa:
Come and have a few days away in our beautiful Hotel with amazing views!
We are situated in Torrox Pueblo and a very safe place to stay!
We are offering a special price of 65 euro per double room per night with breakfast included if you book direct!
We also have an amazing restaurant with freshly prepared home cooked food!
This week we are doing a special of mussels marinara
to book call us on 952535471/662039741
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036


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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;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
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
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 


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


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Land Rover Defender 200 TDi RHD. LWB (110)
Full length roof rack, tow bar, dog guard
Fully Spanish compliant
Current ITV, road tax 2020 paid
123,000 miles. (198,000 kilometres)
1 owner last 25 years
First registered U.K. 1991
Reason for sale – downsized from campo to pueblo
Price: 5,750 euros
Derek, Caleta de Velez. Phone/WhatsApp. (+34) 655 62 98 21)


For Sale, 3 items:
-Heavy duty metal gates. Only used inside in a foyer. Each gate measures 1204mm x 905mm. Heavy duty fixing bolts included. €180.
-Celestron Reflector Newtonian Telescope complete with Celestron Moon Filter. €120.
-Skamper ramp for pets (ideal for pool or boat) 64 x 33x 16cm. €40.
Call, text or WhatsApp After 10am on 600 85 56 14 (Iznate) or
email stevenrbka @ mail. com (delete spaces)
Telescope and ramp can be viewed via the Internet for more info.


For Sale: Pine desk in good condition €25 Competa Tel: 657116330 Collection only. Debbie.


2 Computers For Sale: Dell Tower and Siemens laptop
Used DELL Tower Computer.
Dell Optiplex 755- Only 180 days on the clock.
Full sized tower, not the smaller desktop version.
-Intel Core Duo processor at 2.33GHz, 32 bit, with updated BIOS
-Upgraded cooling system
-Upgraded video card
-Upgraded to 3Gb high performance RAM
-Fresh Windows 10 v1909
-150Gb Hard drive
-Built-in wifi and DVD player
-8x USB 2.0, DVI & VGA video output (no HDMI, but DVI to HDMI converters are available for a few euros at large computer shops, or online)
Fully cleaned but there was no need to refurb this one. I just installed some high performance hardware upgrades I had in stock. Runs great.
Price €200 (add large flat screen LG monitor, €20).  Buyer collects.
-Siemens laptop Refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6″ display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has a hard-to-find international North Europe/English keyboard perfect for bilingual English and Scandinavian speakers, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. Includes delux briefcase style carry bag. No HDMI. €200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)


Recommendations & Requests


Veggie Boxes: I want to submit this recommendation for the Veggie Boxes delivered every week direct to your home as I think it’s a very valuable service in this Covid Summer.
Super Veggie Boxes delivered every week direct to your home . Every week Nick brings me a 5 kg box of delicious fresh vegetables straight from the farm complete with a recipe sheet with ideas how to cook one of the vegetables (8€). They select lovely, perfect , healthy vegetables which saves the problem of leaving the home at this time. Ideal for the elderly or people not wanting to go out due to the virus, heat or the crowds.
A bigger box of 8 kgs is available for families.(12€).
Absolutely fabulous , friendly and professional service.
Nick speaks English on 644163502
For Spanish phone 644197190 .
Why not give them a ring and try a box? I don t think you will be disappointed.
More details La SuperCaja Verde on the internet .
Submitted by Judy, Torrox Costa 620742393
judyannspain@yahoo. com


Domestic Cleaner: Last year I saw an advertisement by a lady who stated she cleaned domestically at several houses a week for several hours. This lady had an opening as one of her clients had now finished. I wondered if anyone is aware of the advertisement and the person who placed the advertisement.
Please contact Kevin WhatsApp 634328089.
E mail: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com.
Canillas de Albaida.


Postal scam: My son sent me a parcel from the U.K., I then received an email saying that Spanish post office (correos.es) had a parcel but the address was incorrect and I should pay €1.10 and change the address. This email is very plausible, but when I examined the email address it had come from Jamaica !! Please don’t fall foul of this scam.
Tony, Competa, tmonks2@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.


Cheap virus-killing spray that costs pennies could end coronavirus nightmare: Until such times as a vaccine is found to the coronavirus, there are protocols in place to try to slow the spread.  One solution which has been pretty much ignored is HOCI, (Hypochlorous Acid), which has been used to great effect already in South Korea for front line workers. Using a ‘fogger’ tunnel at the entrance or exit of any buildings, or shops, or even tunnels in the streets, (no bigger than a bus shelter), could disinfect literally hundreds of thousands of people every day, by simply walking through the fine mist. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/25/cheap-virus-killing-spray-that-costs-pennies-could-end-coronavirus-nightmare/


Eight-year-old Empties Grandparents’ Bank Account after Blowing Three Grand on an Online Computer Game!: A Scottish couple were shocked to discover the amount was missing when they checked their online balance shortly after signing their eight-year-old granddaughter up to gaming platform Roblox. The pensioners have now been left with a £3,000 bill, innocently racked up by their young grandchild after playing the online computer game. It is understood that they signed their granddaughter up to the gaming platform just to keep her occupied through the lockdown.
Roblox has about 100 million users worldwide and is very popular with children. Roblox is free to download but young users are encouraged to buy virtual money – called Robux – to spend during play. If payment settings aren’t configured correctly when the account is set up, it is easy to purchase Roblox money without limit. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/27/eight-year-old-empties-grandparents-bank-account-after-blowing-three-grand-on-an-online-computer-game/


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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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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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