DigameXtra No. 1715 Friday, August 28th 2020

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HEAT WARNING: Axarquía- Yellow Warning for Extreme High Temperature in effect from Friday, 12:00 PM CEST until Friday, 8:00 PM CEST. Source: State Meteorological Agency.
Moderate high-temperature warning. Axarquía
Maximum temperature: 36C with some inland areas projected to reach 39C+. Source: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/weather-warnings/302197


CORRECTIONEvidently the Salon Varities Theater website from which the info below was sourced contains inaccurate info. I have now been informed they will in fact reopen, as long as no new COVID restrictions are implemented. Considering the recent COVID numbers, this is a possibility. I received this clarification- “Only our September shows are cancelled and we start our season in October with Johhny G’s COWBOYS AND KISSES, followed by EVITA LIVE IN CONCERT.”
Full details on Facebook ‘The Salon Varietes Theatre ‘. I suggest calling the box office for the latest info. 952 474 542.
CANCELLED- All Salon Varietes Theater (Fuengirola)
2019/2020 season events have been cancelled. This includes the Prince Tribute and the EVITA shows. Visit their website for the official statement.
For more information, you can contact the Box Office on 952474542 Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:30 Spanish time or email boxoffice@salonvarietestheatre.com.


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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. VACATION SCHEDULE We will be closing for 2 weeks, from Sunday 23 August until Wednesday 09 September. Enjoy your summer! 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


Tony Roam Transport & Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain 8th September Arrive UK 10th September
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month.
Also unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Full £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
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Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre: Quality oak dining table / leather chairs. Stunning extending solid oak dining table with 6 leather high back chairs 4 chairs leather seat cushion 2 leather high back
Measurements Width with extension 170cms
Width without extension 120cms Depth 91cms
Height 76cms Price 325€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Beach Set. Comprising of two lightweight aluminium folding beach loungers. (Excellent condition)
A large cool box/chiller (unused)
Ten freezer bricks
An extra large 240cm beach umbrella providing shade for the whole family (used once)
Price for all these items €35
Contact Alan on 952 555 517 or message
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Wooden double bed base, 45 euros, perfect condition.
-Double bed frame/pine headboard, 65 euros for both
Ring Jan on 646381332 or email janetgill_9@hotmail.com (Vélez de Benaudalla collection)


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.


Andalucía ‘ready’ to lock down local districts if coronavirus tracing fails: The Andalusian Health minister, Jesús Aguirre, said on Thursday that the authority was “very worried” about the increase in the Covid-19 infection rate in the region.
Positive PCR test results have “doubled” in the last two weeks, he said, revealing that the authority is prepared to lock down specific zones or districts to contain the spread of the virus. This would be done when the origin of new cases cannot be traced, when it is considered that there is “community transmission” and when the positive tests are “out of control”.
Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202008/20/andalucia-ready-lock-down-20200820202424.html


Wonder Why Covid-19 Infection Rates Are Rising Again? Hundreds of revelers seen without face masks at large party in bar-restaurant in Spain: Hundreds of young people attended a large party on Saturday night at a bar-restaurant in Queixans, a town in the Spanish province of Girona. Most of the 300-strong crowd at the establishment Badiu were not wearing face masks or respecting social-distancing measures, despite the fact that Spain has seen a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-08-27/hundreds-of-revelers-seen-without-face-masks-at-large-party-in-bar-restaurant-in-spain.html


Holiday homes rented for private parties without masks or social distancing are causing problems on the coast: Local Police of Torremolinos shut down last Friday, August 21, a ‘private party.’
The party was held in a holiday rental apartment, in which around 100 people attended. The events took place in the Bajondillo area, and as can be seen in the videos that have circulated on social networks, the people who attended the event did not wear a mask or maintain social distance.
At the same time, the congregation of young people next to a beach club in the same area was also reported on social-networks. The scenes captured by beach-goers have outraged both residents and tourists, who claim to have witnessed a meeting with more than 200 people without respecting the measures imposed. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/26/holiday-homes-rented-for-private-parties-are-causing-problems-on-the-coast/


A message to Brits in Spain from the ambassador and Spanish authorities: Read it here- https://www.thelocal.es/20200715/a-message-to-brits-in-spain-from-the-ambassador-and-spanish-authorities


Political Parties and the Spanish Gov’t Battle Over Responsibilities During Pandemic: Despite opposition calls, Spanish government leaves coronavirus crisis in hands of the regions. The Popular Party in Madrid wants the Socialist Party-Unidas Podemos administration to take charge of issues such as the reopening of schools, but the administration points out that the group demanded its powers be returned under the state of alarm.
“The Spanish government is responsible for the pandemic, independently of the powers set out by the state of regions,” declared Ana Pastor, the Popular Party’s vice-secretary for social policy.
The Spanish government has also put on hold legal reforms that it promised weeks ago for a new legal mechanism that would allow for it to implement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus without having to impose another state of alarm. Sources from the government have indicated that these reforms have no support in Congress, and that the most efficient approach is to agree such decisions with regional chiefs, as was done regarding the nightlife restrictions and as is likely to be done with the reopening of schools.
The government is not budging for the moment: unless the situation gets completely out of control, all of the important decisions will remain in the hands of the regions. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-08-25/despite-opposition-calls-spanish-government-leaves-coronavirus-crisis-in-hands-of-the-regions.html


Andalusia’s regional government ignored reports warning of West Nile virus risks for years: Scientists from a research institute recommended ways to curb outbreaks, the most recent of which has claimed two victims, but their calls fell on deaf ears. Neither the junta, as the regional government is known, nor the Seville provincial authority nor the local councils in the areas bordering the Guadalquivir River have taken any actions that would have minimized the current outbreak, which is the most serious seen in Spain until now.
For now, the regional government is only “authorizing fumigation plans” carried out by local councils. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-08-27/andalusias-regional-government-ignored-reports-warning-of-west-nile-virus-risks-for-years.html

A worker fumigates mosquitoes in Los Palacios gardens in Seville.PHOTO:PACO PUENTES / EL PAÍS


Italy and Spain have a Negative Balance Approaching €1 Trillion Within the Eurozone: Strong economies such as Germany and Holland have positive balances with money owed by weaker countries such as Spain and Italy. In fact, those two between them owe about €1 trillion to the other members and this can currently be managed but a problem will arise if any country wants to leave the Eurozone or it breaks up. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/27/italy-and-spain-have-a-negative-balance-approaching-e1-trillion-within-the-eurozone/


Family hunt for missing corpse of local sand sculptor in Torrox: Jose Perez, 35 years old, was found dead on June 3 in a garden in Torrox-Costa. Or so it appears in the reports of the Local Police of Torrox.
The Guardia Civil was in charge of the removal of the corpse and, supposedly, a post-mortem was carried out to determine the causes of death.
What is surprising about the case is that, despite being an identified person, no official institution gave notice to his relatives, or at least, this is what they claim.
“Since then we are calling the Local Police of Ceuta and the Guardia Civil, who confirm the event, but give us different versions of what happened and what is worse, that no one can tell us exactly where the body is”, says Lidia, the deceased’s cousin. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/27/family-hunt-for-missing-corpse-of-local-sand-sculpture-in-torrox/


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:


Churches & Worship – Saturdays & Sundays


Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King:
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: FB link
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com


Christian meeting hall: Just to inform all those DigameXtra readers who may be interested, every Sunday (God willing) at 11:00 am Calle Ros Alférez, Torre Del Mar  (not far behind the Catholic Church), we meet in the new Christian meeting hall in Torre del Mar. We call ourselves “Christians United”. As the logo suggests we are non-denominational, therefore all Christian denominations are welcome. The meetings will be friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify our God.
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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
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