DigameXtra No. 1700 Monday, August 10th 2020

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What’s On

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The Stolen Gnomes: Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10:30 PM
Pogs Fuengirola, Calle Lamo de Espinosa, 29640 Fuengirola.
Lively Irish/Celtic Songs and tunes, Soul, Blues and Popular songs with a Celtic Twist.  FB link


Sierra Norte Adventure Park in Seville, fun for the whole family: Located in the Natural Park. Security measures observed. The park offers many activities: tree climbing, bridge tours, zip lines, rock climbing, “jump into the void” and there is even a shooting gallery where you can practice. One of the most interesting activities is the adventure tree circuit. With two modalities, adapted for all types of public, the walk in height, and surrounded by forest, is an experience that will please young and old.
The jump into the void, from a 10-meter high pine, or rappel, which is combined with a climbing wall, are other options to enjoy an adventurous day.
The Cazalla de la Sierra train station is 800 meters from the park , making it a good transport option to travel from Seville. The rate to enjoy all the circuits is 15 euros per person. The “no limits” mode gives access to all activities for 3 hours except jumping into the void.
You can find more information at www.aventurasierramorena.es


Live Music at The Monaghans Pub: Captain Vinilo pop-rock show. Saturday 15 Aug, 11pm. The Monaghan´s Pub, Avenida de la Música, 29130 La Capellanía, Alhaurín de la Torre. FB link


Live Music Wednesdays: Joy’s Restaurante. Happy hour 6-8pm. Music from 8pm. Marbella Paseo below the tourist center. Reservations recommended. Tel. 952770933  FB link


Monday Jam: Bea’s Postamt, BLQ 80 Torrox Costa. 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/BeasPostamt/


Services Wanted/Offered

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Are you still thinking about learning Spanish? Come to Malagalingo!
We are a school that teaches in a fun and relaxed way, focused on conversation skills. Our classes are given on our outdoor terrace, few students and enough space to keep social distance. We even have sea views of Torrox Costa!
Come and don’t struggle with the Spanish language anymore.
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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.


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!
Casita Tomate in El Ferrer, Granada is available for long-term winter rent.
November 2020 to end of March 2021, rental for 3 or 4 months, €400 per month plus electricity usage.
This lovely casita in located in a small village of only 16 houses. A great place to relax and unwind.
Please click the link for more details – Casita Tomate
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 in the Sponsor’s Section every day.


For Sale: SEAT Ibiza 1.4. Year: 2003, Mileage:178,946K, Tax: January 2020, Itv: October 2020, New battery, New tyres, Great little runner,
700€ Nick, Nerja. More pics available on request
WhatsApp: 07780130268, Or call 674657616


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 both English language users as well as 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 deluxe 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)


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.


Government denies return of state of alarm as Covid-19 numbers continue to tick up : (Despite what has been incorrectly reported in a now deleted EuroWeeklyNews headline/article, there have been no confirmed plans for a new state of alarm to be enacted. The Ministers were simply discussing plans in case of a future surge in Cocid cases. EWN was forced by public responses to the fake headline to publish a clarification. When a newspaper uses social media posts for a news source, then it cannot be trusted to be accurate. They should know better. -Ed. )
The Central government said on Thursday that it had no plans to bring back a state of alarm, despite there being 580 monitored localised outbreaks in Spain. Finance minister, María Jesús Montero, explained, “The indicators of the epidemic don’t point in that direction and no autonomous regional government has requested it.” Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202008/06/government-denies-return-state-20200806204531.html


Which European countries have travel warnings and restrictions for Spain?: A number of European nations have rushed to discourage travel to parts or all of Spain or are requiring tourists to quarantine and take PCR tests when they return. Spain’s recent spike in Covid infections has left governments worrying about whether holidaymakers will bring the virus home with them. See a list of the countries and restrictions updated Aug 7th here: https://www.thelocal.es/20200729/which-european-countries-have-travel-warnings-and-restrictions-for-spain


Simon Cowell of ‘America’s Got Talent’ breaks his back falling off electric bicycle: The 60-year-old entertainment mogul broke his back in several places while trying out his bike with family in the courtyard of his home in Malibu, Syco Entertainment confirmed to USA TODAY in a statement provided by Ann-Marie Thomson.
He was taken to hospital, where he had surgery overnight; he’s under observation and doing fine, the statement adds.
A rep told TODAY.COM that the 60-year-old “America’s Got Talent” judge and executive producer underwent surgery on Saturday after breaking his back in a number of places. The six-hour surgery involved multiple procedures and fusions, including a metal rod placed in his back. Photo:Getty Images
Sources: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/simon-cowell-of-americas-got-talent-breaks-his-back-falling-off-electric-bicycle/ar-BB17KsdG


Former Spanish king Juan Carlos may be in exile ‘in Abu Dhabi’: Pro-monarchy newspaper ABC wrote that the 82-year-old boarded a private jet on Monday from Vigo in northwestern Spain along with one aide and four bodyguards. Seven hours later, the plane landed at a business airport in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The paper says he is now well shielded from paparazzi photographers in the luxurious Emirates Palace hotel. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200807/former-spanish-king-juan-carlos-in-abu-dhabi


The Government has approved this week Royal Decree 736/2020 that regulates the installation of individual meters in buildings with central heating and cooling systems, with the aim of individually measuring the consumption of each neighbor: In this way, the transposition of the European Directive 2012/27 on Energy Efficiency has been completed. A regulation that will affect buildings built prior to 1998, the year in which the Regulation of Thermal Installations in buildings was approved and that will change the way in which the heating costs of thousands of Spanish homes are invoiced, which could save 18 euros per month , according to industry sources.
This will affect, estimate from the Spanish Association of Heating Cost Distributors (AERCCA), 1,100,000 homes throughout Spain (about 100,000 homes would already have this system installed). The Government has designed a calendar for adaptation with a final date of May 2023.
English Summary: https://spainsnews.com/starting-gun-for-1-1-million-homes-to-install-meters-for-heating/
Spanish original source: https://www.abc.es/economia/abci-pistoletazo-salida-para-11-millones-viviendas-instalen-contadores-para-calefaccion-202008090326_noticia.html

For the latest pandemic info visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

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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
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
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