DigameXtra No. 1711 Monday, August 24th 2020

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What’s On

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The Phoenix Club: We continue to meet on Tuesdays at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar. Pop along and meet us. We continue to obey the measures laid down by the Junta but still are able to have a chat and a good old laugh!
-Upcoming Trips Schedule-
4th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
2nd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
6th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
27th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre, Granada, €15 pp includes drivers tip
01st – Our donation of Christmas Gifts of toys for local children to La Cruz Roja
3rd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip Christmas shopping (Thursday)
8th – Mrs Miggins Christmas Sale of Christmas Cakes, mince pies, pastries, etc
23rd – Christmas Break – Benalmadena
Christmas 2020 – We are returning to the Hotel Sirocco in Benalmadena on the 23rd – 27th December. Rates are as follows: €285 pp based on 2 sharing a double room, €370 single supplement. Deposit is €75 non refundable and must be paid on booking. The price includes Full Board Hotel Accommodation, Gala meal on Christmas Eve, Coach and tips for the driver and restaurant Staff.
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. During the crisis are times are 11.30 until 1pm until further notice.
We are also collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, baby milk, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
For bookings and refunds, please contact Gail on 951067723 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Dusty Springfield Tribute: Saturday, 12th September from 7pm.
Enjoy great entertainment alongside great food and drink in a great atmosphere at La Raqueta in Nerja! All safety regulations are in place.
Choice of main meal is included in your ticket. You can purchase your tickets at La Raqueta in Nerja or by contacting Pj to make an online payment if you are unable to visit La Raqueta before the event.
On sale now.
Axarquia Social Club Members: 15€
Non-members: 20€
Tickets must be purchased in advanc
Please note, when purchasing tickets online there is a 1€ charge to cover bank fees.
Contact Pj on +34 603 113 931
Email: info@laraquetanerja.com FB Page


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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.
Malagalingo Spanish School
info@malagalingo.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
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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 Altea 1.9TDI Automatic. 3100Euros. In good condition and regularly serviced. 4 good tyres. 193k kms. ITV Nov. Bill, Torrox.
635136617 ; wogilvie4@gmail.com


For Sale: Television. 50 inch Panasonic Viera smart television. Full working order. €150. (I wanted an even bigger screen!). Sayalonga Campo. Can meet in Sayalonga car park.
andrewsmajor53@gmail dot com


For Sale: Single Bed Frame, €20. Dark blue metal bed frame with supportive slats. Pikolin Fibermaster. In great used condition.
Dimensions: width – 90cm; length – 190 cm; height – 30 cm.
Collection only, campo near Bentomiz – north of Algorobbo and south of Arenas. Anthony.
WhatsApp texts only or email please: +44 78101 56314;
Email: the dot dixons at spainmail dot com
(replace dot with . at with @, and remove spaces). Anthony


For Sale: Automatic ball thrower for dog fun. My dog wasn’t interested in using hence selling. 40€ ono. Torrox costa (Peñoncillo)
Matthew / Simon 671448072 whatsapp
mattlon AT icloud D0T com


Wanted: Packing Boxes and Wrapping Materials. Does anyone know where to get packing boxes and wrapping materials for a house move? Please mail colin@tidelines.co.uk.
Thanks. Colin, Torrox


Wanted: I am looking for a freezer if anybody has one for sale please. Must be in good working condition. Sylvia, Velez Malaga
sylvia4700 at hotmail.co.uk


Wanted: Garden shredder – can collect.  Please reply to judithfear@hotmail.com ; Judith / David, Los Romanes


Recommendations & Requests


Blucee Inmobiliaria: I feel I must tell you readers about the superb service I have been given when i was trying to sell my Villa. I saw an advert for a company specializing in house rentals but branching out to House Sales.
I would like to recommend Michelle and Henny from http://www.Blucee.com immobiliaria.
I contacted Michelle during lockdown. As soon as the restrictions were lifted, the girls came to my Villa.
The Villa was listed and sold within 7 weeks.
I was a virgin as far as house sales was concerned, so was grateful for the professional and friendly service they gave to me.
They made me feel that I was the only person that mattered, by the personal service they gave me. They proactively found a buyer, aided with the translation needed in French, Swiss and of course Spanish, none of which I speak.
If i may can i give you some phone numbers,
www.blucee.com is the company and web site.
Michelle- 610447527 and Henny- 650976183
Submitted by: Stanley Kingshott, sandjkingshottAThotmailD0Tcom


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.


Spanish Government “Considers the Possibility” of Returning to Phase 2 Mobility Restrictions: The worsening of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain has prompted Pedro Sánchez to consider the possibility of implementing mobility restrictions in the autonomous communities, similar to those of Phase 2, but without having to decree a state of alarm, say sources from various regional governments.
If there is no noticeable change in the current trend of the data – which this Friday amounted to more than 3,600 infections in a single day – Spain could take steps back in its ‘new normal’ and return, according to the same sources, to “similar situations to those of Phase 2 “, although mobility limitations would be limited to the community and not on a provincial level. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/23/spanish-government-considers-the-possibility-of-returning-to-phase-2-mobility-restrictions/


The cancellation of Malaga Fair comes at a cost of more than 60 million euros: Bars and restaurants estimate that income will be more than 60 per cent lower than for the same period last year, while hotels, usually close to full occupancy during this week, are barely half full. Some haven’t even opened. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202008/21/cancellation-malaga-fair-comes-20200821113250-v.html


Valparaiso closure signals the end of an era for an ‘expat institution’: Founded in 1984 by Raffaele and his brother Vittorio, the restaurant became renowned for its spectacular views, innovative cuisine and its extravagant gala dinner nights, all of which proved to be vital in building a faithful clientele. Situated on the winding road to Mijas Pueblo, the restaurant soon became a favourite among visiting celebrities, like Sean Connery, Luciano Pavarotti and the Beckhams, to name a few. PHOTO:http://www.valparaisomijas.es/
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The Google Cloud Is Not Secure!- A Google Drive ‘Feature’ Could Let Attackers Trick You Into Installing Malware: The latest security issue—of which Google is aware but, unfortunately, left unpatched—resides in the “manage versions” functionality offered by Google Drive that allows users to upload and manage different versions of a file, as well as in the way its interface provides a new version of the files to the users.
Logically, the manage versions functionally should allow Google Drive users to update an older version of a file with a new version having the same file extension, but it turns out that it’s not the case.
This allows users to upload a new version with any file extension for any existing file on the cloud storage, even with a malicious executable. This in turn allows malware files to be substituted for trusted legit files with the same name, only changing the file extension. Needless to say, the issue leaves the door open for highly effective spear-phishing campaigns that take advantage of the widespread prevalence of cloud services such as Google Drive to distribute malware. Unless you are very careful to confirm the file extension you could download what you believe to be your own trusted file, which then infects your device!
Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/08/google-drive-file-versions.html


‘Morning people’ linked with higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease: Those at higher genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to call themselves a “morning person”, according to a study.
Researchers have also found that people who have a greater risk of developing the progressive condition are less likely to have insomnia.
The findings, published in the journal Neurology, are based on an analysis of data gathered from different genome-wide association studies, which involve identifying genes associated with various human diseases. Full story: http://www.irishnews.com/magazine/science/2020/08/19/news/-morning-people-linked-with-higher-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease-2041211/


Dutchman Kidnapped from Marbella Restaurant by Armed Gunmen Sparks Frantic Spanish Police Investigation: The reported kidnapping took place outside Kah in Nueva Andalucia, Marbella. Eyewitnesses say two cars blocked off a black G-Wagen and forced the occupant out at gunpoint. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/23/kidnapping-from-marbella-restaurant-by-armed-gunmen-sparks-frantic-spanish-police-investigation/


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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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
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