DigameXtra No. 1701 Tuesday, August 11th 2020

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George Michael Tribute: Wednesday, 12th August 2020
LA SALA, Puerto Banus. Tel: 952 81 41 45
Bookings must be made directly with the venue


ONLY FOOLS FOOD & FUN: A 5-star Comedy Dining Experience, with 3 performers, impersonating 5 characters from ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES. Luvly jubbly!!!
Everybody’s favorite TV show featuring – Del Boy, Uncle Albert, Rodney, Boycie and Trigger entertain during a 3 course meal.
-Wednesday 7th October 2020. LA SALA, Puerto Banus
Tel: 952 81 41 45. Bookings must be made directly with the venue
-Thursday 8th October 2020. CLUB LA COSTA WORLD, Mijas Costa
Tel: 952 66 99 00
Bookings must be made directly with the venue
-Saturday 10th October 2020. SUNSET BEACH CLUB HOTEL, Benalmadena
Tel: 952 579 400 / Ext. 7821 / 7822


Not On- The Parrot, Nerja: Having just found out a neighbouring bar in the plaza has had a member of staff test positive for coronavirus, for the safety of our customers and my family I will be closing The Parrot until such a time it is safe to re open. Safety is paramount for all and I will not let The Parrot become a source for it to spread further. Stay safe everyone and please if you show signs, stay at home!!
Plaza Tutti Frutti, Nerja  FB link


The Salon Varietes Theatre ReOpening: After months of closed doors and uncertainty, our beloved theatre will reopen its doors on Thursday 3rd of September.
The Salon offers you four fabulous September shows:
-‘The Purple Revolution’ – Thomas Henry’s amazing show featuring the music of PRINCE (3rd to 6th)
-Cliff Richard and the Carpenters, an authentic and entertaining tribute presented by the talented Dunc Neil and Beverley Fox (one night only, 12th September)
-‘AIRE’, an exciting night of FLAMENCO dance presented by the Vicente Renero Dance Company (19th and 20th)
-‘Cowboys And Kisses ‘, a superb evening of country hits by the Costa del Sol Showman himself, Johnny G with Melissa Carver (24th to 27th)
For your safety, full social distancing measures will be observed and masks will be obligatory in the auditorium.
Tickets are available BY TELEPHONE ONLY on 952 474542 between 11 and 2:30 from Monday to Friday as of NOW!
Address: Calle Emancipacion [off church square], Fuengirola, 29640
Note: For those holding tickets for Evita, or those wishing to book, full details will be announced shortly.
The Salon Varietes Theatre looks forward to welcoming you once again!
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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;
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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
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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo:
We are now taking bookings for winter 2020 in the Hotel and for 2021
Why not have a lovely few nights away and stay in our beautiful little boutique Hotel in Torrox Pueblo.
Our restaurant terrace is also open to the public for lunch 1pm until 4pm and then for dinner 7pm until 10,30pm
offering an international menu, freshly cooked and a menu that changes seasonally.
We are Also a great venue for that special celebration and also offer outside catering.
visit our website ar www.hotellacasatorrox.com
or call 9525354717/662039741 and speak to Sarah
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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Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
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For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
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Recommendations & Requests


Vacuum Cleaner Bags Needed: I have searched all over Torrox Costa, Amazon UK&ES and even the Philips website, and cannot find replacement bags for my Philips De Luxe 1100, model P63 vacuum cleaner (or for any other model vacuum in Torrox Costa shops for that matter; nobody seems to stock vacuum bags anymore). This is not a very old vacuum cleaner, just 3 or 4 years old.
Can anyone suggest a place that stocks vacuum bags in the Nerja to Torre del Mar area? I am even willing to modify bags that are similar, if not a perfect fit. If you can suggest a place with a good selection of vacuum bags to chose from I am sure I can find something I can make fit. Replies are appreciated and will be copied to DigameXtra. Thank You.
Naythan, Torrox Costa


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Garden bench aluminum frame with wooden slates. Measurements width 122cms Price 45€
-2x beautiful wrought iron high stools with seat cushions beautifully upcycled Price 60€ each
-4x wrought iron bedside tables with wooden tops. Measurements Width 50cms Depth 34cms Height 72cms Price 25€ each
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Kettler XTR2 Eliptical-Trainer
Hardly used due to health issues. Like new!
Below is a link to a store that sells them in the UK for 664 GBP.
Sales price 400 Euro.
Sayalonga, David 692 288 657
Dgolson13 @ gmail DOT com


For Sale: Hearing aid ( right ear ?), cost over 3000€ new
Used only a couple of times. Packs of batteries for the hearing aid incluided. Price is 1000€. Jacqui Torrox costa
You can WhatsApp me on 625319323
Or contact me by email


Wanted: Plot of land to purchase or lease for parking a log cabin and motorhome. Preference close proximity to beach on the Andalician coast minimum size 50m x 50m. Prepared to accept larger plot.
Finder fee acceptable. Please email Kevin / Nerja
kevinswaine2004 at yahoo dot co dot uk


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.


Coronavirus hospitalizations in Spain quadruple in a month due to spike in cases: Medical centers are preparing for a surge in patients, as the number of Covid-19 outbreaks in the country rises to 580. This rise in infections has led to an increase in serious cases that require hospitalization. If, at the beginning of July, there were around 150 Covid-19 patients receiving hospital treatment with an admission date within the previous seven days, this figure is now around 650 – 677 on Friday, the last day that data was released – which is more than four times higher. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-08-10/coronavirus-hospitalizations-in-spain-quadruple-in-a-month-due-to-spike-in-cases.html


Weather- Spain told to brace for week of severe storms: Between the afternoon of August 10th and midday on Tuesday, an area of isolated depression at high altitude will occur off the coast of southwestern Europe says Meteored. This will bring with it a cold front and a drop in temperatures, causing stormy weather to move northwest across the Spanish peninsula. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200810/weather-spain-told-to-brace-for-week-of-severe-storms


Smoke free beaches in Torrox: This year the Town Hall has joined the project of the Andalucian Network of Sanitary Services and Smoke-Free Spaces (RASSELH). These spaces are in areas in which the project had already begun: Playa de Ferrara, sports area; Playa del Cenicero and Paseo Marítimo en El Morche and Playa de El Peñoncillo. (Am I the only one who believes this will drive away more tourists than it attracts in this time when this area is desperate for tourists? This is not the time for such measures in my humble opinion! Is smoking outdoors even a critical issue? The tobacco shops were included in the list of essential services when the lockdown was implemented. People from all over the world travel here, to some degree, for cheap tobacco and alcohol. Will they ban alcohol on the beach next?  I think politicians come up with this stuff just to justify their jobs and generous salaries. Honestly, there are more time critical issues to deal with during this Covid crisis. -Ed.) Full story:


DoctorLaptop Told You So- TeamViewer Flaw Could Let Hackers Steal System Password Remotely: I’ve been warning my clients for years that these remote access programs are a serious threat and should be uninstalled as soon as you are done using it.
If you are using TeamViewer, then beware and make sure you’re running the latest version of the popular remote desktop connection software for Windows.
TeamViewer team recently released a new version of its software that includes a patch for a severe vulnerability (CVE 2020-13699), which, if exploited, could let remote attackers steal your system password and eventually compromise it.
What’s more worrisome is that the attack can be executed almost automatically without requiring much interaction of the victims and just by convincing them to visit a malicious web page once.
For those unaware, TeamViewer is a popular remote-support software that allows users to securely share their desktop or take full control of other’s PC over the Internet from anywhere in the world. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/08/teamviewer-password-hacking.html


Big break for local bands: The Municipal Youth Centre of the Rincón de la Victoria Town Hall becomes a pioneering facility by offering the free use of a recording studio to launch demos of local groups, according to the Councilor for the Youth Department, Antonio José Martín. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/10/big-break-for-local-bands/


Evil King Media IPTV App Shuts Down: Android app Evil King Media (EKM), which provided free access to ‘pirate’ IPTV streams, VOD content and music has been targeted by Sky. Following the forced removal of the software from Github after several other takedowns filed with Google, the developer says the app is now discontinued so should be deleted. Source: https://torrentfreak.com/sky-targets-evil-king-media-iptv-app-developer-says-no-more-updates-200810/

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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
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