DigameXtra No. 1738 Friday, Sept. 25th 2020

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The Soul Brothers: Saturday 26SEP 9pm. A tribute to The Drifters, The Stylistics & The Temptations. One of the most dynamic shows on the Coast. Come along and hear the authentic Sounds of Soul, Sam and Dave, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, The Drifters, The Stylistics, The Temptations and more.
Bar Atila, Calle Buena Vista 9, Puente don Manuel 29713 Alcaucín FB Page


Portofino Restaurant Cabopino: Contemporary beachside restaurant & stylish cocktail bar with stunning views serving fresh, authentic, affordable Italian & Mediterranean cuisine. Traditional Pizza oven, hand made pasta, BBQ meats & fish, paellas, fresh seafood & great cocktails.
Puerto Cabopino 29604 Marbella +34 952 83 46 46
Welcome to your new Saturday nights (7:30pm) as we are pleased to announce the arrival of ‘The Piano Man’
Newly arrived from Ireland, our piano player, Enda Morgan, is the founder of one of Ireland’s most successful music events operations of the past decade.
Multi award winners and finalists in the music industry, and recently relocated to Spain, Enda is very excited to perform his keyboard and vocals in the wonderful ambience of Portofino Restaurant, set in a stunning beachside location at Puerto Cabopino.
Alongside our fresh, authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, you can enjoy a laid back vibe of piano instrumentals and easy listening sing alongs.
We are so excited!
Bookings 952 83 46 46, WhatApp 634 322 628 or simply message us.
You can also see our full menus at https://portofinocabopino.com/all-menus


Paul Hayes Show: Bar Amsterdam, Fri 25th Sept 8pm.
Avenida America, Torrox Costa 29793   FB Page


PUNK ALERT! The Reinfected: Friday 16 October, 10pm, at Coyote Saloon, Live – The Reinfected + a Very Special Guest performance at this gig from the original ‘Wasps’ frontman, singer songwriter Jesse Lynn Dean. The Wasps were one of London’s earliest punk bands, from the days of The Roxy and The Vortex clubs. They released some of the best iconic punk songs of the original punk rock era. Jesse will joining us on stage for a very special unmissable guest performance recreating some of that Wasps magic. Can’t wait!
Plaza San Rafael Nave 4 29651 Mijas,
Click link for gig info & tickets- https://fb.me/e/2X83QybwD


Evening of Soul and Classic Duets: Fancy an evening of Soul and Classic Duets, a Saxophonist and Tango duo? Come to Las Sierra on Thursday 8th October for an amazing evening, starting with welcoming glass of bubbly followed by 3 course meal then showtime! Doors at 7:30pm. €35 for 3 course meal + show. The fantastic ´IT TAKES 2´ will be performing live on the La Sierra stage together with Saxophonist Leo Sax and Tango duo Adrian Heim & Eleonora Rosaminer. An amazing show and night out not to be missed so book now as space is limited on 951 66 70 18 or WhatsApp 627 16 41 68. See you there!
Urb. Cerrado del Águila, Avenida María Civiero S/N 29649 Mijas 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:
Staycation- at Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga
Lovely family run villa in the Spanish mountains
Offering secluded B&B breaks.
Pretty en suite rooms
Large gardens, with a relaxing pool and patio areas.
Guests have exclusive use of the Andalucian kitchen with lots of comfortable seating areas.
60€ per night
We have special offers of :
-2 nights B&B with 1 night 3-course evening meal with wine for 2 sharing a double room. 125€ for 2.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3-course meal with wine for 2 sharing a double room + 1 evening /lunchtime tapas at a local bar or in house. 175€ for 2.
-Additional nights at 50€.
Lots to do and see in the area. We are near to Camino Del Rey El Chorro. The Lakes at Ardales. Antequera and El Torcal. The wolf park, Covento Magdalena. We can arrange a wine tasting trip to our local Bodega.
We are 1 km from the town of Valle De Abdalajis and surrounded by beautiful scenery, so peaceful and relaxing. Come with friends, no need to worry about drinking and driving, plenty of room for social distancing.
The food is great, the hosts are friendly and the beds are comfy.
Sat Nav Co-ordinates 36.920529, -4.684685
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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 Centre:
-Synthetic rattan sunbed with adjustable head and footrest Price 35€
-Strong metal table (3 available )46 cms square height 65cms Price 30€
-Pine display unit Width 103cms depth 39cms height 193cms Price 45€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Heavy current cable drum ( Brennenstuhl ).
25 meters, 380 V. Hardly used, good conditions
Price: 80 €, To be picked up / Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne : 685 247 505


For Sale: Solid Oak refectory table 245 cm (L) x 85cm (W) x 75cm (H). VERY HEAVY, but comes apart for easy transport. Move forces sale. Excellent condition. 180 euros. Buyer collects. Viewing in Almayate. Contact Jean, Mobile; 642315109 email; jprundlett@hotmail.com


For Sale: Books.
70 books for sale in well read to very good condition. Mostly crime/thriller genre but some other topics. Ideal winter reading or car boot stock. Photos of all titles emailed on request. Buyer to collect from Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo). A bargain at 25 euro (less than 36 cents per book). Brenda.
email casaianda@yahoo.co.uk or tel. 711003687


FREE: For collection. Single Bed Frame. Dark blue metal bed frame with supportive slats. Pikolin Fibermaster. In great used condition. Dimensions: width – 90cm; length – 190 cm; height – 30 cm. Collection only, campo near Bentomiz – north of Algorobbo and south of Arenas. Anthony
WhatsApp texts only or email please: +44 7834 507703
Email: the dot dixons at spainmail dot com


Recommendations & Requests


Car Hire Question: Does anybody recall using a car hire company based in the UK, called, I think, Malaga Car Hire? I used to phone a UK number, speak to a woman in Surrey, I think, pay in sterling, then pick the car up from Niza Car Hire at the roundabout near Malaga airport, with no additional charges, no pressure to buy additional insurance, no stress at all. The service was always excellent. I have not used them for several years, and wonder if they are still in business. I haven’t been able to find them on the internet, where “Malaga Car Hire” leads to a company based near the airport. Does anybody have any leads or contact details? Peter
Email: badger dot 101@live.com


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.


BREXIT Banking Update: There are no blanket answers; some banks may close some accounts, while other banks and account types will be unchanged. Until the new Post-Brexit EU/UK banking regulations are finalized there will continue to be questions. Contact your bank for info regarding your specific situation.
This article is the latest public info I could find from a reasonably respectable source on UK matters, updated Thursday afternoon, from the BBC. -Ed.
Lloyds Bank has written to 13,000 personal and business customers, saying it will no longer be able to offer banking services once the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December: Barclays, Barclaycard and Coutts –  are taking similar action. Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54240777


Orca Attacks: Spain has temporarily banned sailboats from a stretch of its northwestern coast after several vessels were damaged in attacks by orcas, or killer whales, in recent weeks.
The week-long ban, which came into effect on Tuesday night, applies to sailboats under 15 metres.
The first attack was reported on August 19th, said the ministry. Since then there had been several more orca attacks against sailboats and small yachts, causing various degrees of damage to the vessels, mostly to their rudders. Full story:


Confusion over Spain’s plans to grant citizenship for descendants of International Brigades: During the past week, it was widely reported in both the British and Spanish press that the descendants of volunteers who fought in the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War would be offered citizenship.
Yet when details of the draft bill were published, it appears that the proposal does not stretch to descendants, and includes only the International Brigade veterans themselves.
The misunderstanding stemmed from comments made by Pablo Iglesias. Tweeting last week, the Podemos leader and Deputy Prime Minister Pablo claimed that: “The descendants of the members of the International Brigades who fought for freedom and against fascism in Spain will be eligible for Spanish nationality. It was time for this government to say to these heroes and heroines of democracy: thank you for coming.”
Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200924/confusion-and-disappointment-greet-spains-plans-for-citizenship-for-international-brigades


Spanish Supreme Court rules food delivery riders are employees: The Spanish Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that food delivery riders are employees, not self-employed workers. In recent years, some workers hired to deliver goods via apps like Glovo have been demanding recognition as salaried staff and petitioning for the corresponding rights, such as sick leave and paid holidays.
Glovo is one of the many companies to take advantage of what is known as the “gig economy,” a term that refers to workers who are self-employed and work temporary, flexible jobs such as, in this case, delivering food from a range of establishments to customers, or drive for transportation firms such as Uber, or deliver parcels for e-commerce giants like Amazon. PHOTO:international-brigades.org.uk. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-09-24/spanish-supreme-court-rules-food-delivery-riders-are-employees.html


Police Chase Italian Pirate IPTV Subscribers: Police in Italy are reporting a large operation against a network involved in IPTV. The Guardia di Finanza says that 58 sites and 18 Telegram channels have been blocked while four IT experts with familiar nicknames have been referred for prosecution along with 1,000 subscribers of pirate IPTV services. GdF says work is now underway to identify around 1,000 pezzotto / IPTV subscribers – some local, some overseas – so that they can be prosecuted for breaches of copyright law and receiving stolen goods. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/operation-evil-web-police-target-58-sites-4-it-experts-1000-iptv-subscribers-200924/


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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/
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