DigameXtra No. 1696 Wednesday, August 5th 2020

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What’s On

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La Carpinteria Bar: Aki Aqui Instrumental show. Friday Aug 7th, 11pm.
Address- Av Construction 14 Competa 29754. Tel 635467788


Cafe Pub La Bamba: Malbec Trio, Wednesday Aug 5th 9pm.
Cruzada Los Caminos, 29712 Vinuela, Malaga


Mogador Beach Bar: Malbec Trio, Thursday Aug 6th 9pm.
Address- N-340 Ctra del Penoncillo km 285, Torrox


Monaghan’s Pub: Betty Loop band, Saturday Aug 8th, 22:30.
Address- Av Pau Casals 25, Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga. FB link


Flash Time: Playing live Sat Aug 8th at The Cazbah Live Lounge, Mijas.


Services Wanted/Offered

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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.
There will be no summer break this year and I will be available throughout August.
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 Digame 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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SOLD- For Sale: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Notebook
UK “slim” business model. Super fast! Contact Naythan: doctorlaptop @ protonmail DOT com


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, Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-2 traditional Castillan bar stools with original leather strap seat Price 35€ each
-Lovely small upcycled coffee table natural / grey chalk paint with wrought iron detail Measurements Width 90cms Depth 40.50cms Height 40cms Price 55€
-Upcycled bookcase stripped back to natural with yute chalk paint. Measurements Width 55cms Depth 33cms Height 116cms Price 85€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: 1.3 metre satellite dish plus 2 LNBs one 2 port and one 4 port all dismantled and ready for collection from Torrox Pueblo 45 euros
Contact Graham on
callenieves15 At hotmail d0t co D0T uk


For Sale: 2 x wooden table/bedside lamps with shades, 40cms including shades. €20 for both. Chris 626778547
chris4geoff at g mail dot com ; Caleta de Vélez


For Sale: Petrol strimmer, good condition, €65. Puente Don Manuel / Don Manuel Bridge. Tel. 696030426, Alan


Wanted: Trials motorcycle. Hi there we live in the Riogordo area just outside Colmenar and I am looking for a Trials motorcycle . Cash is here for a bike 250cc or more and all I ask is that there is some form of ownership paperwork even if it’s just a receipt of purchase. Martin.
Email: mlangwade@gmail.com


Wanted: Kitchen Unit, anyone got any suggestions on where to buy a white kitchen base unit in the Torre del Mar area, flat-pack would be fine, thanks, Sue, Torre del Mar
sjleaker AT outlook d0t com


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation: Have just received my belongings in U.K. from El Morche and must recommend Steve and Gail of Archez services. Excellent service and very reasonable costs. Eileen
eileen_hobbs AT hotmail D0T 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.


Fears in Spain popular airline easyJet to the Costa del Sol & Costa Blanca set to go BUST: The latest figures reveal turnover was £104 million for this time last year and has been a shocking £7 million so far this year as its share price drops 65 per cent and the company prepare to close Newcastle, Stansted and Southend operations according to reports. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/04/fears-in-spain-popular-airline-easyjet-to-the-costa-del-sol-costa-blanca-set-to-go-bust/


The Costa del Sol suffering many muggings and robberies as poverty sets in: According to the police muggings and bag snatches are now at the highest rate since the 2009/10 period. House robberies are also on the increase too as thieves adopt new tactics.
“In the last seven days, nine home robberies have come from bag snatches where details have been obtained and also a theft of a high powered sports car,” an officer warned.
Another scenario taking place, especially in the region of the feria ground in Fuengirola is ‘door knocking for cash’ – the door knockers are requesting a euro for food from unsuspecting homeowners or tenants in apartment blocks, as the person goes to collect a coin, thieves pounce and grab what they can and run whilst the front door is open or not locked. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/04/the-costa-del-sol-in-spain-is-suffering-a-high-spate-of-muggings-and-robberies-as-poverty-sets-in-hard/


Quality control reveals clear waters in Nerja: The Councillor for Health, Javier Rodríguez, reports that the results obtained in the analysis carried out by the Ministry of Health to determine the quality of the waters of our beaches confirm that they are suitable for bathing. Regarding the collection points of the samples, they are carried out at Burriana beach, El Salón beach, Maro beach, La Torrecilla beach and El Playazo beach.
Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/04/quality-control-reveals-clear-waters/


Gold soars past $2,000, gold up on stimulus hopes: Bullion has soared more than 30% so far this year, supported by lower interest rates and safe-haven buying on concerns Fed policy and government stimulus are debasing the dollar. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/gold-soars-past-2000-gold-up-on-stimulus-hopes-idUSKCN24Z2U4


Rafa Bows Out of US Open: The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal confirmed this Tuesday that he has decided give up playing the US Open, second ‘Grand Slam’ of the season and due to start on August 31, due to the very complicated health situation that is causing the coronavirus and its outbreaks, which make him think that “for now” he prefers “not to travel”. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/nadal-renounces-to-dispute-the-us-open-for-the-coronavirus-la-provincia/

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