DigameXtra No. 1717 Tuesday, Sept. 1st 2020

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What’s On

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Due to repeated cancellations and the looming possibility of new COVID restrictions on venues, I am limiting What’s On live music listings to posting events no more than 10 days in advance for the time being. -Ed.


New Restaurant In Torrox Costa:
Pablo’s Restaurante- Special Meal Deal!
Buffet Barbacoa Brasileña, with salad & fried potatos & Guarniciones Only 9.50€
Torrox Costa, BLQ 80 bajo. +34 642 06 75 62  Website


Art Room Gallery: Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery now open by appointment only.
Finca Estrellas, El Bolinar, Canillas de Albaida.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France and ceramics by Chris France.
Items from €8 to €600.
Please contact me for an appointment (max 4 people), masks and social distancing obligatory, sanitizer available and the gallery is well ventilated.
For directions, contact, and to view the work go to:


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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.
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La Casa Torrox Pueblo:
Fancy a night or two away from it all in an award winning Hotel?
Voted the best of 2020, and number 9 in the whole of Spain for budget Hotels.
Hotel and Restaurant La Casa
We are situated in the beautiful village of Torrox Pueblo less than a 10 minute drive to the coast
A double room is just 65 euro per night, and if you book direct with us we will give you a discount!
Call us on 952535471/662039741
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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Moonette Aromatic Skincare for 40+
*We are a Torrox based company specializing in the creation of formulas which help prevent premature skin ageing*
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our lives. As we grow older however, our skin will become thinner, more sensitive, less firm and require the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognizing this need we have created a range of formulas which help reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and also by eliminating blemishes and imperfection.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration and cell revitalization, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering:
* A discount on future purchases to clients recycling containers
Free testers of eye cream, face cream, and body cream are available on request. You can also try out testers in 2 beauty salons in Torre del Mar and Puente Don Manuel (Alcaucin).
To find out more or to order, please call us on 650 044 102.
Founder- Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


For Sale, 3 items:
-One chandelier (20 Euros )
-Two sconce lights (5 Euros each). Or take all three for 25 Euros.
Pick up only in La Noria urbanization, Nerja.
Contact Valerie at 652 041 648 or
vsheppard 7 @ gmail.com (remove spaces).


For Sale, 3 items: Collectable paperweights.
– 3 very old. 15€ Including a Victorian one of a seaside scene and a millefiori one.
-5 clear ones. 20€ With air bubbles , engraving and an enclosed fairy
-5 colored ones. 20€ Including a green apple and a blue bird
Judy, Torrox Costa, 620742393
judyannspain at yahoo . com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Child’s Car Booster Seat. MotorTown from El Corte Inglés. Group 2/3 15 – 36 kg. Only used when once grandson visited, perfect condition no marks. €10
-Avance 3 Spanish Course Level B1.1, never used. New were €30 asking €15
-Anti-Insect Lamp – LED Photocatalytic Mosquito Lamp. Description: Say goodbye to unwanted insects in your home or on the move when camping. Quiet and chemical free. Portable and convenient. USB Powered. Easy to clean. I bought these to catch mosquitos on the terrace while eating outside but when they arrived and I read the instructions they are for use inside, so no good to me and too expensive to return to UK. I have 2 for €25 or €15 each
Sheila – Nerja (WhatsApp) 637208963


For Sale: Renault Clio 1.5 dCi diesel. Flame Red, 2 owners from new, lady owned since 2005, Mint condition, 80 BHP, good bodywork, drives great, excellent fuel consumption. I.T.V. until April 2021, 179000 Klms, new cam belt and water pump fitted, air con re gassed two weeks ago, MP3/cd radio, reversing sensors, buyer pays transfer. Price €1495 Phone or Text 639005546. David / Puente don Manual


For Sale: Sony Bravia 32 inch Colour TV in very good condition
Situated: Competa area
Price: 100 euros ONO
Roy, Tel: 0044 7498 056818 (WhatsApp)


Wanted: Ball hitch required for my car. I have the bolts.
Anthea. Torrox Pueblo
antheawaters1@gmail .com


Free: Bed Settee. Free to collect. Rather dated, but good condition 3/4 seater bed settee. With shallow storage space underneath. Must collect this week, or it’s in the skip! Torrox Park (El Pino Camping). John. Tel. +34608667883/+447974389892. WhatsApp on both numbers.


Recommendations & Requests


Bananas: I apologise if I’m teaching old dogs new tricks, but I’m an old dog, and never new this. In fact I was always told that you cannot put bananas in your fridge,because they’d go black.
Well, you can. Just wrap a little piece of foil paper around the stork, They keep for weeks! This banana has been in my fridge for 3 weeks, and still as good now as when I bought . Olive, torrox costa.
ojr49 at hotmail dot co dot uk


Local Info Wanted: Can you tell us how it is?
Hello Digamites, after many cancellations and frustrating attempts to return to Torrox during the past months we are now looking forward to finally spending some time in our little beloved village house in Torrox Pueblo. We can’t wait to be back, but are a little apprehensive about how life in the village and the surrounding area might have changed. We would love to hear some news from people who have been there all these months, and also maybe from those who are equally frustrated by the travel restrictions and complications caused by the covid pandemic. Here are a few questions we have for starters: Apart from having to wear masks in public places etc,, has village life changed a lot? Are the cafes and taperias around Torrox and on the Plaza open and lively? Is the Blue Bus still going regularly down to Costa and El Morche, and is it easy to find a place on it? Can one still just go on and pay with a 1 Euro coin? Is it difficult to go to the beach in Costa, with regards to queues, masks, showres, regulations – and jellyfish? What is the situation with (dangerous?) mosquitoes this time of year in Pueblo, any good tips to deal with them in the house? We don’t have air conditioning except to leave all windows and doors open in the evening, and did not really have any problems in the past. If any one of you feels like answering to this, we would love to hear from you, please email: ailinbecker62 AT gmail d0t com
Thanks! Ailin, presently West Cork, soon Torrox Pueblo.


News & Articles

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Spain announces increase in Covid fatalities over weekend: The Ministry of Health has noted 23,572 new infections on Monday, August 31, since Friday, and has added 83 deaths to the official count. In the last seven days, 141 deaths with coronavirus have been registered in Spain. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/31/spain-announces-increase-in-covid-fatalities-over-weekend/


Singing Dogs Re-emerge From Extinction for Another Tune: The New Guinea Singing Dog, a dingo-like animal with a unique howling style, was considered extinct in the wild. But scientists reported Monday that the dogs live on, based on DNA collected by an intrepid and indefatigable field researcher. Full story: https://dnyuz.com/2020/08/31/singing-dogs-re-emerge-from-extinction-for-another-tune/


Regional Health minister admits that Andalucía is facing ‘a second wave’ of Covid-19: Data also shows that the Junta has been carrying out PCR diagnostic tests at well below the national average.
Last Thursday’s data showed a worsening situation locally. There were 816 new PCRcases on the previous 24 hours in the Andalucía region, the highest since 30 March, although most new cases were asymptomatic.
In Malaga province, including the Costa del Sol, there were 238 new cases, down slightly on Wednesday’s 300. There were 110 being treated in hospital for Covid-19 on Thursday in the province, said officials. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202008/27/regional-health-minister-admits-20200827212929.html


Experts are predicting an increase in coronavirus fatalities in Spain three weeks after infections began to spike:
Data offered by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control – which is based on the information sent by the Health Ministry – show that mortality in Spain has doubled in less than two weeks, going from 0.4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants to 0.8. The information from the regions confirms this trend.
“Mortality is the last thing that rises,” explains Francisco Javier Falo, the general director of public health in Aragón, the region that has seen the highest infection rates this summer. “First the infections go up, then between 10 and 15 days later the hospitalizations rise, and then toward the third week, mortality rises. It’s the last thing that goes up, but then later it’s very difficult to bring it down, because groups of patients in a very serious condition start to accumulate in hospitals and often they do not progress well.” Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-08-31/the-mortality-rate-is-the-last-thing-to-rise-but-then-its-very-difficult-to-get-it-down.html


Asteroid the size of a building will shoot past Earth today: An asteroid is set to zoom past Earth today and it will come at a distance much closer than the Moon! According to the NASA, the asteroid named 2011 ES4, with diameters between 22 and 49 metres. However, there is nothing to worry as NASA has ruled out a possible threat, saying that the space rock will not hit Earth. Experts expect it to safely pass by at least 45,000 miles (792,000 football fields) away. Source: https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/techandscience/potentially-hazardous-asteroid-will-zoom-past-earth-on-september-1-is-it-dangerous-know-here/ar-BB18xhXa


Wildfire forces over 3,100 to evacuate in Spain’s Andalucia: The blaze broke out Thursday in the mountains near the town of Almonaster la Real, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of the city of Seville. It has already scorched 100 square kilometers (38.5 square miles).
Sixteen helicopters and eight planes are helping more than 500 workers tackle the blaze, including firefighters and army emergency personnel who worked around the clock this weekend. Source: https://apnews.com/4dce70d124e817caa7ffe2788262687a


Malaga CF looking to let go of almost every first-team player as part of redundancy plan: With a 15-million-euro overspend on the club’s wage bill, Malaga’s judicial administrator, José María Muñoz, took drastic action on Monday, informing 11 players that they would be let go as part of an ERE (collective redundancy plan) filed to urgently reduce the club’s expenses and comply with La Liga regulations. Full story:


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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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