DigameXtra No. 1735 Tuesday, Sept. 22nd 2020

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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant: Food from around the world.
La Casa Hotel and Restaurant- Torrox Pueblo.
-We are fully booked for our curry evening this Friday and our wine tasting event next Tuesday
However as we are all limited on our travel at the moment we thought it would be great idea to bring you food from around the world on a regular basis!
Our first destination will be- Morocco.
The date is Friday 9th October 25 euro per person.
3 course menu with Lamb kofta to start, Beef Tagine with couscous and a vegetable side dish as the main and chef’s Moroccan desert to finish.
Places are limited to book so please call 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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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.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
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Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
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Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
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Services Offered: Domestic Appliances Repaired, Electrician, Plumber.
Hello, I live in Torrox and I am a professional qualified for Repairing Domestic Appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves, vacuum cleaners (also Dyson), water boiler, fridges, freezers, glass-ceramic hobs, electric cookers, irons, etc). Also I am an Electrician, Plumber.
No job is too large or too small.
Fast and honest service undertaken at fixed rates.
You can get in touch with me on my mobile: 605 59 00 11 (also WhatsApp) or by email: reparacionespinazo at gmail dot com
Oscar Pinazo.


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).
September Sale- 10% discount if you purchase 2 items in a phone or an email order. 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: Handcrafted Earrings– made with paper, fabric, crystals and beads. Lightweight to wear, and each one is unique. 2 pairs for €8.00. Email me for more photos and information. Collection, if possible; I live in Torrox Costa. Linda


For Sale: Profesional Pad Sander ( FESTO )
Price new: 350 €, 280 W. Hardly used. Price now: 80 €
To be picked up / Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne : 685 247 505


For Sale: 2 Empty Repsol Butano Bottles. Price 20€ for the 2, collect in Árchez. Contact Tracy on Tel: 642795525 or gillibrand39@gmail.com


For Sale: Ikea vitrina (showcase) Fabrikor, color is a light beige, measuring 81 x 42 x 113 cm. Only used 3 months, because I had to close my store due to the Corona crisis. It is in a new and perfect condition. New price was 149 Euro, I like to get 85 Euro and will deliver in my area or meet you at El Ingenio shopping mall. More pics on request.
Yolanda, Sayalonga, Telnr (+34)600794325
email: yodewilde @ gmail.com


For Sale: Einhel chainsaw. This chainsaw has not been used for about 12 months but it’s clean and should run well with correct fuel ie 2 stroke. It is situated near Viuela and Indian Palace restaurant. Tom, Vinuela
Call 634326795 if you interested in buying it for 30€ ONO.


For Sale, 2 items:
-Glass top coffee table with faux leather legs. 65×65. VGC. 30€
-2X Disney pictures. 90×49 and 33×70. VGC. 10€ for both. Sue, Casabermeja. WhatsApp : 637163461.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Pair of fashion boots new, size 42. 15 euros.
-New sink taps, 10 euros.
-Disc brake kit for a cycle front wheel, new 20 euros.
Tel 679598264,
e-mail robertinsedella@gmail.com.
Bob between Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno.


Wanted: Upright freezer must be in good working order, NOT the under worktop size. 5+ drawers. Iznate area.
Phone John 646 657775
Email: casabuenavista55@yahoo dot co dot uk


Wanted: Vinyl Records. I’m looking to buy vinyl Records. The genres I’m interested in are- Punk, Indie, Rock, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz. 60’s – 00’s. Albums or singles. Sorry I’m not interested in easy listening, big band, opera or country and western.
If you have any of the above please contact me and I’ll visit you at your home. I’m based in Frigiliana however I’ll travel for the right collection.
Contact me via email
stokehaggis66@hotmail.com or
Tel. 637580051 ; 00447582902899
Thanks, Mark


Recommendations & Requests


Iguana Found: If anybody has lost a pet Iguana in the Manzano Alto región of Torrox campo please contact me – neighbours have had their entire veg crop eaten! Hungry little bugger! May not be a pet but just thought I’d ask. Nigel
Email: littlenige@mail.com


UK Banks: Thanks Naythan for publishing the links to articles on UK banks and passporting. We have already heard we are losing our Barclaycard in a few weeks and are just waiting for the ‘other shoe to drop’ with news from our UK banks. We thought we had an ‘international’ account with Lloyds international but it seems it means international everywhere except the EU! We don’t have family in the UK and wouldn’t wish to ask a friend to allow us to use their address. Not keen on having pensions sent straight to Spain for various reasons. Any good solutions out there? Margaret, Benajarafe,
Email: ron_margaret at hotmail dot 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.


BREAKING NEWS– Covid-19: UK coronavirus alert level moving to 4: The UK’s coronavirus alert level is being upgraded from 3 to 4, meaning transmission is “high or rising exponentially”, its chief medical officers have said. It comes after the government’s scientific adviser warned there could be 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action.
On Monday, a further 4,368 daily cases were reported in the UK, up from 3,899.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said it sounded “very likely” that pubs and other venues in England will be forced to have 22:00 closing times, alongside other measures. Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54241580


Nine new Covid-related deaths reported in daily update for Malaga province: Monday’s figures showed fourteen fatalities around the region of Andalucía, where 988 Covid patients are in hospital, 136 in intensive care. The daily Covid-19 update from the Andalusian Health ministry added nine new deaths in the province of Malaga (which includes the Costa del Sol health districts), taking the totals for this month up to 52 and since the start of the pandemic to 350.
In the region of Andalucía as a whole, which takes in eight provinces, 14 fatalities were reported on Monday (1,706 since the start of the pandemic). Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202009/21/nine-covid-related-deaths-20200921145540.html


Experts blame mafia-style groups for the increase in squatters:
The gangs break into the properties, damage them to make them look abandoned and then ‘sell’ them to people who need a roof over their head. Full story with list of property recovery agencies:


Government introduces new measures that will make it easier for property owners to evict squatters quickly: In some cases courts will be able to order that squatters be evicted as a precautionary measure before the legal proceedings have been completed. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202009/18/government-introduces-measures-that-20200918103851-v.html


Torre del Mar Day Centre reopens to feed the elderly and vulnerable: The first deputy mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Jesús Atencia, announced on Monday morning, September 21, the launch of the dining room of the Torre del Mar Day Centre, which will provide a take away food service for the elderly.
Councillor José David Segura has detailed the start-up of the service, which will be from Monday to Friday: “It will be open from 1 to 3 pm only with take-out food. There will be hot, good quality food at a very economical price for the elderly, which will allow them to follow a balanced diet helping them to stay healthy,” he said. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/21/torre-del-mar-day-centre-reopens-to-feed-the-elderly-and-vulnerable/


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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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