DigameXtra No. 1698 Friday, August 7th 2020

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DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop may only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.


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Jose Roman, Eli Cordoba & Sara Serrano Show: At Sirocco Live, Friday Aug 7th 9pm. Scirocos Bar, Venta Baja Road, Puente Don Manuel. FB link


Cazbah Live Lounge, upcoming events:
-Fri, AUG7, Skadeinados 11pm
-Thursday, AUG13, Leroy Onestone And The Wisehouse Band. 10:30pm
-Fri, AUG14, Queen Of Magic 11 PM
-Sat, AUG15, Five Minutes Memory 11 PM
Location: Avenida Jerez, Mijas 29649  FB link


Proyecto Mandarina: Saturday Aug 8th 4pm. At Restaurante Miguel el Magna, Varadero, Playazo, Nerja.  FB link


Aire Flamenco show: Playing at Bar El Molino Saturday Aug 8th 22:30
Calle Can Jose 4, Nerja. Reservations: 693620338  FB link


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Greek House- Now Open: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Summer hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 19:00-23:00. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. For reservation call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Casa Magel is now fully open
All health & safety procedures are in place.
The Camino Del Rey is now open.
Our special mini breaks are back
2 days B&B with 1 night, 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine 125€
3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2, + tapas in local bar or in house., 175€
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
The weather is perfect for a break in the mountains. Our views are beautiful, the pool is cool and the gardens are relaxing, no fear of lack of social distancing.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night.
Our special offers are still available as stated above. You can add more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in. We have homemade meals to purchase from the freezer from 7€ per meal, or cook yourselves. Some bars & restaurants are open or just relax in our pretty gardens and splash in the pool, plenty of room for social distancing. Loads of board games, books, and darts
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small premises where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3 course home cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. They are now doing sunset tours with dinner.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales.
We get booked up pretty quickly, but still have few vacancies for August & September. Book with friends, party time. We provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends. We are a small venue with lots of room so social distancing is easy to obtain. Come & get spoilt. The food is good the hosts friendly with gorgeous views and peace & quiet. Just chill out by the pool and eat some great food, drink some good wine without having to worry about drink & driving or too many people in one place. Great for friends get together.
Contact +34 722879503 e-mail casamagel@yahoo.com  Or visit our website, www.casamagel.com


Earn Some Cash: Have a clear out. Wanted ,tools old tools , Machinery, garden, electrical, Best Prices Paid.
Ring Ernie : 616812765, Whatsapp, Messenger,
EMail: ernestiznate@hotmail.co.uk
Beat the virus all rules observed , Masks and gloves .


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: RIB and trailer.
2015 Mercury 6 hp four stroke outboard
2015 Mercury Quicksilver 3.1 metre rib
All less than 20 hours usage
4 assorted size life jackets
Assorted boat extras
With trailer if required
1100 euros or 1500 with trailer.
Trailer will not be available unless boat sold first
More photos on request
Geoff Torrox Campo
gailandgeoff @ yahoo dot co dot uk


For Sale: TV cabinet, on rollers. 80cm wide. 52cm deep. 69cm High. Asking €35. Buyer collects. Almayate near Torre del Mar. Contact Jean by phone/WhatsApp 666819623


Long Term Rental: Winter rental. 3 bed villa, very spacious, 4 terraces, pool, parking bay, 5 min’s to Nerja, 3 min’s to Lidl, bus stop close by.
Available min 3 months from Sep’t 1st – April 31st, price 750e per month plus electric . Photos available.
Tel 686948512 ; 952534111 Brigette & Ray.


Wanted: Bike seat. Someone stole my bike seat and stem, please contact me if you have one for sale. Alex, Torrox.
My whatsapp is 634229405
Email: unlikelyclockgoat@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.


Countries across the European Union have begun to enforce mandatory tests on travellers from Spain: The measure is being taken as the outbreaks detected on mainland Spain increase. Germany, France, Belgium and Denmark, among others, now require tests for arrivals from Spain. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/06/breaking-news-now-the-rest-of-europe-turns-against-spain-and-demands-covid-tests-for-arrivals/


Spain’s Basque region admits to second wave of Covid-19: More European countries are introducing travel restrictions against Spain, where Basque authorities admit they are experiencing a second coronavirus wave and another town in Castilla y León has been placed in confinement due to a surge in cases.
France is now advising its citizens not to travel to Aragón or Catalonia.
Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Greece are among the countries to have introduced some form of restriction on travelers from Spain. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-08-06/spains-basque-region-admits-to-second-wave-of-covid-19.html


The Government does not plan to extend protection from cuts in basic services & supplies: The Government does not plan to extend beyond September the prohibition of cuts in essential services such as electricity, gas and water, as well as the extension of automatic renewal of the electricity social bond, measures that have been approved during the state of alarm within the “social shield” in the face of the Covid-19 crisis. Source (Spanish, abc.es): Source Link


Expats “Lock up And Runs” Increase On Spain’s Costa del Sol & Costa Blanca At An Alarming Rate: Landlords are in despair on Spain’s coasts as British ex-pat business owners pull down the shutters and run for home.
According to property owner Micheal Issac based in Puerto Banus at least 20 “Lock up and runs” are taking place per week leaving landlords with piles of legal red tape and further expense. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/06/expats-lock-up-and-runs-increase-on-spains-costa-del-sol-costa-blanca-at-an-alarming-rate/


Beaches on Spain’s Costa del Sol put on Alert as deadly Portuguese Man o’war Jellyfish set to Invade Andalusia: The dangerous jellyfish which forced the closure of three Benidorm beaches last year have been spotted off the coast of Marbella. Jellyfish are often present on or near the shore after heavy rain, windy weather, or warmer temperatures such as experienced recently on the Costa del Sol. Sting victims have been left “paralysed with agony” after coming into contact with the Man O’War’s tentacles, which can stretch to over 100 feet in length.
Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/06/beaches-on-spains-costa-del-sol-put-on-alert-as-deadly-portuguese-man-owar-jellyfish-set-to-invade-andalusia/


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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

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