DigameXtra No. 1720 Friday, Sept. 4th 2020

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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.


Betty Loop Duo Live at La Bamba: Friday 4th Sept 9pm.
Cortijos Romero, Viñuela, Spain 29713. +34 616 14 89 90  FB Page


Bar El Molino – Nerja: Live music with Aire Flamenco. Friday Sep 4th 10pm.
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Greek House Holiday Schedule: 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


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Brother electronic sewing machine complete with manual 40€, Excellent condition cost new 545£
-2 table top lamps ( 25€ the pair )
-Rug 160 x 230 cms 35€
Contact/Jackie 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-1,500€ ono Year 1998 Mitsubishi 3000 V6 petrol injection Automatic Left Hand Drive Spanish plates 120,000 miles
Owners have returned to England so wish to sell the car
Car has failed ITV on rear break cylinder leaking and bushes on rear springs very easy fix, car is immaculate. Car is in La Herradura
Email for more photos
-200€ Full length aluminium safari roof rack has been used on a Mitsubishi LWB but I think will fit any car with gutter
Email: jk in spain7 at gmail.com (close spaces) or phone Ken 609584030


For Sale: Little used King sized bed, 2mx1.80, Danish design, very good firm mattresses, drawers underneath. 50euros. Buyer to dismantle and collect. Elspeth, Almayate campo. Tel & WhatsApp 722252077


For Sale, 3 items:
-Sewing Machine. Very lightly used electric sewing machine for sale with book and other extras. 45€
-Reflexology machine for home use very lightly used. Very expensive new. 20€.
Caithness Millefiori Valentine Paperweight. Special commemorative edition made by the famous Scottish Factory, 20€.  I am disposing of my life time collection of 33 weights in all. Different styles, colours and factories. Please contact me for more details.
judy torrox costa, 620742393
judyannspain @ yahoo . com


For Sale: Trampoline Trimilin med, of Heymans, across 102 cm, height 24 cm, as new, with black springmat, for sports and rehabilitation, 75 euros. Ernst, Torrox Costa Tel. 643 36 19 54


For Sale: Washing machine. Zanussi FLS 472C. Used only in a holiday home. Good condition. Height 85. Width 60. Depth 54. Seal as new.
70 euros. Paul Torrox campo. 618234367


Recommendations & Requests


A Dutch Solution To The Squatter Problem- Anti-Krakers: This is greatly simplified, but still makes the point. In the Netherlands, up until the middle of the last decade, squatting was a legal process. It was an economic policy tool adopted to prevent speculators from keeping properties empty in hopes of finding a renter willing to pay a higher than market rent during a housing shortage, when average working people and students were having trouble finding affordable housing. If a property was unoccupied for a year, in some circumstances, it could be legally squatted. This encourages landlords to keep the properties rented at market values.
In order to combat the wave of legal squatters, some property management companies employeed crews of Anti-squatters (“antikrak” in Dutch). These crews were typically 2 to 4 persons that specialized in a mobile lifestyle, that would live in unoccupied properties, bouncing around from property to property as they were needed, a month in one place, 6 months in another. These were typically university students and new arrivals with a work contract but nowhere to live. In return for keeping your property “occupied” and therefore immune from squatters, the anti-squatters pay no rent, and often receive a modest per diem.
May be a solution for some, a possible job for others.
Food for thought…Naythan, Editor


Seeking Security Company: Hello friends, we are seeking a security company, prefereably medium sized, to service our property in Punta de la Mona/La Herradura. We have had reasons to doubt the service from the larger, global corporations whose names are commonplace. If anyone has good experience with a small to medium security firm (based in the Axarquia) please be so kind as to let us know. Thanks, Nick, Keelsway At yahoo d0t 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.


Spain’s Ministry of Health states Andalucia has exceeded 1,000 infections in a day: Andalucia has exceeded, for the first time, more than 1,000 infected by coronavirus in one day. Specifically, 1,038 coronavirus positives by PCR, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Of course this is related to the greater number of tests being done, but it is still concerning. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/03/spains-ministry-of-health-states-andalucia-has-exceeded-1000-infections-in-a-day/


Spanish Gov’t Turmoil As PP and Casado reject the “political truce”: The leader of the main opposition Popular Party (PP), Pablo Casado, spent two hours in talks on Wednesday with Socialist Party (PSOE) Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, only to announce afterwards that his group would not lend the support needed in order to make new appointments in key institutions such as the Constitutional Court and the CGPJ legal watchdog. Casado said that the PP would not provide the votes needed for such changes while the PSOE continued to govern in a coalition with junior partner Unidas Podemos, the leftist bloc headed by Pablo Iglesias and made up of his Podemos party and the United Left (IU).
In response, the Sánchez government has accused Casado of refusing to recognize the legitimacy of the coalition government. With his actions, Casado is also rejecting the “political truce” that the leader of the center-right Ciudadanos party, Inés Arrimadas, called for on Wednesday after having met with Sánchez. “We will all be judged for our actions during the pandemic.” Casado is arguing that he is putting the brakes on the appointments in order to defend the constitutional structure of Spain. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-09-03/pp-chief-rules-out-deals-with-government-on-budget-renewal-of-institutions.html


160 Of 380 Premier League Games Will Not Be Televised In UK: As it stands 160 of the planned 380 top-tier games will not be shown in the UK, leaving fans frustrated that they’re being left behind. And there are good reasons for that upset.
If fans want to watch the limited matches that are available, they’ll have to subscribe to several services – Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime – at a cost of around £100 per month. If they want the rest, there’s no legal option, so combined with the price and lack of choice, some fans turn to pirate IPTV providers instead.
With significantly higher prices, a limited legal offering, and a stadium ban in full effect, UK fans are not only being backed into a corner, on the world stage they’re being treated as second-class supporters of their own sport. All Premier League matches are available to watch live in other countries and at vastly cheaper prices. Citizens of the US, for example, will be able to use NBC channels and streaming services to watch all 380 matches at a vastly reduced price. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/high-court-grants-premier-league-iptv-blocking-order-fans-beg-for-more-legal-options-200903/


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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

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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

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