DigameXtra No. 1724 Wednesday, Sept. 9th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).


NOTICE- Contact email address spelling:
Please don’t use bizarre email spellings in post contact info.
Exchanging AT for @, or dot for the period, is ok. If you use any other confusing spelling I will change it to this format, example At email d0T com. I’ve had complaints from readers who are having their post replies returned for incorrect email addresses. Every time, it is one of these bizarrely coded email address causing the problem.
-It confuses some readers and will prevent you getting replies.
-It will not prevent spammer email harvesting. Today’s Artificial Intelligence powered email harvesters are not fooled by these simple spelling tricks.
-If you get spam email, it is far more likely your email address was taken from your own email account provider or What’s App or Fakebook. These all get hacked regularly, and their employees often get caught selling email lists to bolster their incomes. Also, any free on-line service you use that has your email address very likely sells it; read the User Agreement fine print and you will often discover they admit “we may share your email with our partners”, that is the price of using the “free” service.
-These days it is SOP (standard operating proceedure) to make a second email account to use for public posting and receiving emails from strangers, seperate from their private account used for business and personal contacts.
Your cooperation is appreciated. -Editor


DigameXtra Welcomes It’s newest Sponsor
Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery
Canillas de Albaida
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Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery, Canillas de Albaida, (near Cómpeta):
Open by appointment only every day from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Items from €8 to €600 but browsers very welcome.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available.
The galley is air-conditioned but is also well ventilated.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch:
616 891 473 (Whatsapp).
Email: mitchfranceart@hotmail.com
Facebook: mitchfranceart
Instagram: mitchfranceart
Twitter: mitchfranceart


Frigiliana Chess Open begins next weekend: Sunday, September 13, Frigiliana will host the XXVI Provincial Chess Circuit Diputación de Málaga IV Villa de Frigiliana Chess Open.
The tournament will be held at the Villa de Frigiliana Pavilion at 10 in the morning. Anyone can participate, without the condition of age, sex or nationality, fulfilling the registration requirements.
The maximum number of participants in the Chess Open is limited to 50 players, so there will be only one referee.
All registrations will be made through the email address: inscriptionsdmda@gmail.com, indicating the date and name of the Chess Open and specifying name, surname and date of birth. Full story:


Services Wanted/Offered

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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
There will be no summer break this year and I will be available throughout August.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.


Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/


Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


Work Wanted: Hi , I am looking for any work gardening ,house-painting
and maintenance, no job too small, I charge 10€ per hour and also can offer house-pet sitting service for 25 € per night. Which can include taking you to and from the airport in your own vehicle for 20€. Covering Nerja to Benejarafe.Based in Mezquitilla. Near Torre del mar. Call Kennedy on 630792368 or
Email: kennedygoldsmith at yahoo.co.uk


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga is now fully open!
We have started to receive clients but by appointment only. It is wonderful to finally be able to have visitors! We are of course following the legal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
The summer is a great time to plant Vetiver as this plant is indigenous to India. Vetiver loves the heat of summer to grow. Vetiver is often used as a wind barrier in the fall and winter months. Vetiver is the best plant to stabilise erosion prone locations before the first fall rains come. We have plenty of plants in stock for either pickup or delivery via the Spanish Correos.
It is always a great way to spend a day in the garden.
We also have Moringa seeds, Lemon Grass, Moringa seedlings and now our new product, Organic Moringa Powder. If you do not know the medicinal powers of Moringa you can check it out here. https://www.vetiverspain.org/moringa-oleifera-.html
This month we have some specials for both pickup and shipments.
Contact: David y Anna
www DOT vetiverspain DOT com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
Cell and WhatsApp: (34) 692 288 657

Lemon Grass






Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Ikea Stall shoe cupboard fits to the wall. Measurements Width79cms. Depth 29cms Height 150cms Price 75€
-Beko A rated chest freezer Measurements Width 129cms Depth 68cms Height 86cms Price 130€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
– 2 Fujifilm digital cameras (Z110, and F610 models) all you see €25 each
-Travel cot very good condition €20
All working. Paul, mob 657116231 Punta lara


For Sale: Dining Table and 6 chairs. Hand made dark wood dining table 1m 20cms x 80cms extends to 1m 80cms x 80cms in good condition. Table can be dismantled for transporting, €200, buyer collects. John, Mondron Village near Periana.
Email: jokamac aT aol D0T co D0T uk ; Tel 661159608. Email for more pictures if required.


Wanted to Rent: Lockable garage box for rent requested, preferred location: torrox costa and el penoncillo. Frank, Cómpeta
Email: debodefrank AT gmail D0T com


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation: Archgrove Services recently moved our belongings from the UK to Torrox Costa and pulled out all the stops to get our things to us in good time. They definitely have the ‘can do’ attitude, kept us informed throughout with everything arriving safely at the destination. In these challenging times, It’s good to know we can rely on Archgrove whenever we need something moving. A big ‘thank you’ to Steve, Gail, Adam and the team at Archgrove.
Colette and Dave, chawdallyho at gmail dot com
(Archgrove contact info can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.)


Digital Certificate: Hello Digamites, Does anyone know the best way to get hold of a digital certificate? Colette, Torrox Costa
chawdallyho at gmail dot com


Patamalara bills: Can any Torroxeños please advise me if they ever receive bills in any shape or form pertaining to their water consumption from Patamalara? Thanks. Nigel, Torrox


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.


‘Community transmission’ of Covid-19 is declared in Malaga province: New measures have been “proposed” and the province now is “under observation” from the Junta as infections are so widespread that cases can no longer be tracked to specific sources.
Junta spokesman Bendodo is calling on town halls to limit events to those that are “strictly necessary” and is calling for a series of concerts scheduled for this coming weekend to be cancelled. (It is unknown if any Town Halls have answered his call.) He also hasn’t ruled out other measures next week if the number of infections is not contained.
Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202009/08/community-transmission-covid-declared-20200908161608.html


As schools reopen, Spain sees highest spike in new cases of second Covid-19 wave: According to data released Monday by the Spanish Health Ministry, the total number of Covid-19 cases has risen to 525,000, meaning that infections spiked again last week, with nearly 9,000 new daily cases.
The 14-day cumulative incidence of the virus, which is the parameter most commonly used to compare the epidemiological situation in each country, has risen at the same speed and is now at 230 cases per 100,000 people. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Spain has the highest incidence in Western Europe and almost double that of France, which is second on the list.
Fernando Simón, the director of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts, argued that the spike in cases is partly due to the fact that more infections are being tracked and detected. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-09-08/as-schools-reopen-spain-sees-highest-spike-in-new-cases-of-second-covid-19-wave.html


Green campaigners accused of spreading fake news by Nerja Council:
A councillor has hit back at the Ecologistas en Acción group after they reported the presence of “dark coloured water with a strong smell of sewage” in the town’s Chillar river, “Without the need to run chemical or bacteriological tests we can confirm that the water is contaminated.”
Nerja’s environment councillor, Javier Rodríguez, said he was “indignant” over the accusations. He claimed that the water was in fact rainwater and not sewage. He said that it was dark in colour as it had been washed down the roads and been mixed with dust and dirt from the ground. PHOTO:E.Cabezas/SUR Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202009/04/green-campaigners-accused-spreading-20200904110939-v.html


Andalucian government warns of drought risk to the Axarquía area: The Junta has warned of drought in the Axarquía as the end of the hydraulic year approaches. La Viñuela reservoir currently contains 54 square hectometres of water; five less than this time last year and just 33 per cent of its capacity. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202009/04/junta-warns-drought-axarquia-20200904110940-v.html#ns_campaign=mod-lo-mas&ns_mchannel=visto-w&ns_source=noticia&ns_linkname=noticia&ns_fee=col-C


New section of Spain’s Caminito del Rey to open in October: The Diputación plans to open to the public a new section of the Gran Senda de Málaga already known as the Caminito del Rey.
It is a mountainous path between Canillas de Aceituno and Sedella, in the natural park of Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, and where the most spectacular area of the route corresponds to the pedestrian walkways of the place known as El Saltillo. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/08/new-section-of-spains-caminito-del-rey-to-open-in-october/


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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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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