DigameXtra No. 1732 Friday, Sept. 18th 2020

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Royal British Legion Nerja: Royal British Legion Nerja Annual Poppy Walk
Please support this event which will take place on Sunday 18th October. Come along and walk and get sponsored or Sponsor one of our walkers. Ring Dorothy Allen on 643212944 or email me at: dorothyallenpl@gmail.com . Our funds have taken quite a dip due to the Virus so this event will be the first we have been able to do some Fund Raising . Dorothy Allen Poppy Appeal Organizer Nerja.


The Hall- Malaga: Coming events
-Fri, 18SEP. Glasswork (progressive rock) & Back to R’Lyeh (progressive metal). 9pm €8.
-Sat., 19SEP. Arturo Serra Quintet. 9:30pm €10
Address: Calle Heroe de Sostoa 65, Málaga 29002
Tel. +34 679 44 18 01  FB Page


Ella Ray show: Sunday 20SEP 6pm. Live music this Sunday with Ella Ray at Moto Rock Bar HS! Ribs, rock, fried chicken or try our fiery wing challenge: win a T-shirt & your photo on our “Wall of Flame”
Km302 carretera N-340 between Maro y La Herradura  FB Page


BBQ Night: Los Caracoles del Sevillano
Saturday 19SEP 8:30pm, €20. Inc drinks, live music. Bus service available Nerja-Frigiliana-Torrox. Address- Carretera de Frigiliana – Torrox km 4.5 (1,294.86 mi)
Torrox, 29770
Reservations- 952 0095 99 / 696 8960 59  FB Page


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Greek House: Greek Casita 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. 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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For Sale: Automobile. Seat Leon Automatic Diesel, 150 CV, tyres nearly new, the year 2008, 150,000 miles, really good condition with twelve months ITV, more pictures on request.
Price €5,000. David, Nerja
Email: trpps at yahoo dot co dot uk
UK telephone 6535 95 784.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Chest of drawers with mirror with two small drawers and matching bedside unit -Measurements chest and drawers Width 95cms Depth 42cms Height 85cms Mirror Width 86cms Height 90cms bedside unit Width 52cms Depth 32cms Height 61cms . Price 225€
-Loom wicker chair Price 35€
-Flex Double bed with good quality pikolin fibremaster bed base Measurements width 150cms Length 182cms. Price €120
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: New and genuine Oakley Fuel Cell sunglasses in original packaging. Design 009096 range. Unwanted gift. Never worn. Frame polished black, lens warm grey.
Priced online approx €85, Sell for €35
Contact Alan in Caleta de Vélez on
952 555 517 (landline, you cannot leave messages or texts) afternoons only
or email protonmale@protonmail.com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Speaker with Wifi the make is Energy System for 50 euros.
-Cowboy figure for 30 euros
-Big picture from New York with the liberty statue for 10 euros. It is one meter large.
Sonya, Nerja. Contact tel. 658 569 7o0.
E.mail: sonya_ra at hot mail d0t com


For Sale: 40″ Samsung HD LED Smart TV in good working order. Reason for sale changing to a larger screen model.
€120. Bob, Sayalonga. Call, text or Whatsapp 605907068


For Sale: Porcelain, White Blossom sets.
Afternoon tea. Tea and coffee pots, 3 jugs, sugar bowl, 4 jars with lids for jam etc., 3 cake plates, 1x 2 tier, 1 x single and plain plate
Dinner set, two casseroles with lids, salt pepper and oil jug, two small sauce containers with lids and spoons, gravy boat. All excellent condition. €40 the lot.
Collection Torrox Costa. Ruth
Email: butcher16720 AT yahoo d0t com


For Sale: Brand new walker, 65 euros. Irene, Nerja
More pics on request.
Email: irene472001 AT yahoo d0t co d0t uk


Wanted: House Rental. Good morning, we are an elderly couple. We are looking for a house to rent in Torrox country. We are planning to be there from the 1st of November till the 15th of December. Minimal 2 sleeping rooms and yes it would be nice if the house has a seaview, a fire place and a well equipped kitchen, a swimming pool. Not so far from Torrox. Till 750 euro a Month.
Thanks, kind regards, July / Torrox. Email: julyalkemade@gmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Translator/Interpreter Wanted: Hello, I am looking for an interpreter for a civil court date in Velez-Malaga on 19/10/20.
I speak some Spanish but I am not fluent. My solicitor has advised me to bring a friend on the day just in case. I don’t live in Spain and I don’t have any friends in the area.
There won’t be any requirement for you to argue the case, you’d just be there to ensure I haven’t missed something in translation.
If you can help or know someone who might please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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Many thanks. Ben, Velez


Chimney Sweep: Can anyone recommend a chimney sweep please for our log fire? Thank you, Amanda
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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.


Junta advises against non-essential gatherings, as coronavirus case figures soar in Andalucía: The regional president Juanma Moreno has not ruled out new restrictions if the case figures continue to rise during the rest of September. He expressed his “concern” over the evolution of the pandemic with the feared second wave coming earlier than expected.
Moreno advised against non-essential gatherings, even those with relatives “whenever possible”. Infection was easier at gatherings where people drop their guard, he said. Full story:


Cities across Europe unite to demand tougher rules for Airbnb rentals: An alliance of 22 cities from across Europe urged the EU on Thursday to enact tougher rules on Airbnb and other short-term holiday rental platforms, accusing them of driving up property prices and squeezing out locals. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200917/cities-across-europe-demand-tougher-rules-for-airbnb-rentals


Bank of Spain downgrades economic forecast and warns of slower recovery: According to the central lender, GDP will fall between 10.5% and 12.6% this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Although the end of the lockdown in Spain had created hopes of a strong recovery, fresh coronavirus outbreaks and travel restrictions imposed in late July put the brakes on economic activity, particularly in the hospitality industry. Full story:


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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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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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