DigameXtra No. 1740 Monday, Sept. 28th 2020

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COVID-19 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.

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Phoenix Events:
-2nd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip – Do come along as we need a few more to make the trip viable. We stop for coffee and masks are worn in the coach. Nothing in life is completely safe, but we are taking every precaution with masks being worn both ways on the journey. Come and have a change of scene in Gibraltar, have a browse in M&S, enjoy a bite at the Calpe and then pick up some favourite bits in Morrisons like T bags, smoked haddock, a joint of lamb or even some steaks.
Pick ups 08.00 A1 Garden Centre, 08.15 Torre del Mar bus station and 08.30 at Algarrobo Lidl. Passports essential.
-11th –2 course Sunday lunch at Samba, Torre del Mar
-6th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
-8th – 3 course Remembrance Lunch at The Grill House, Torrox Park
-27th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre, Granada, €15 pp includes drivers tip
-3rd – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip Christmas shopping (Thursday)
-8th – Mrs Miggins Christmas Sale of Christmas Cakes, mince pies, pastries, etc Orders taken now
-15th – Our donation of Christmas Gifts of toys for local children to La Cruz Roja
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday from the 30th June and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. During the crisis are times are 11.30 until 1pm until further notice.
We are also collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
We are selling off all our books and DVDs at 4 for €1. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday from 11.30 until 1pm
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


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Malagalingo: Torrox Costa
Do you want your children to pass everything this year? We can help you!
We give support classes to school students; we will help them to understand their subjects and homework.
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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental in Nerja!
Penthouse Milenio in Nerja is available for a rent winter.
Available 1st September 2020 until 19th December 2020. Rental for 3 months, €900 per month plus electricity usage. Price includes internet.
This lovely penthouse apartment has 3 bedroom, huge private roof terrace with sea view. Walking distance to the Balcon de Europa and beach. Great location and a car is not necessary. Normally fully booked, only available due to cancellations.
Please click the link for more details – Penthouse Milenio, Nerja
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Sofa bed in neutral color newly washed covers. Width 200cms Depth 100cms when open 117cms Price 90€
-Upcycled tv unit Measurements Width 100cms
Depth 33cms Height 71cms Price 140€
-Lovely upcycled chest of drawers olive green /yute chalk paint clear wax with new wrought iron handles Measurements Width 88cms Depth 39.50cms Height 76cms Price 60€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Quality designer 5 piece bedroom suite, king size bed inc mattress. Sleigh style wood with metal decoration. Excellent condition. Mattress is firm!
Bought from Palacio de Muebles in Torre del Mar
Bed – overall – 160 Wide x 220 long
Dressing table. – 96 wide x 50 deep x 81 height
Bedside tables. – 51 wide x 40 deep x 54 height
Mattress is 150 x 200. Height to top of mattress 52.
€450 or near offer.
Dorothy Tel 634 340 654 Located in Torre del Mar.


For Sale, 3 items: 3 Erbauer Power Tools.
-Planer 50euros.
-Router 70euros.
-Planer thicknesser 175euros.
All in good working condition.
John mobile no 687675755.
Email. jsheppardg@aol.com


For Sale: Victorian Chaise longue (left hand). Excellent
condition, sturdy, well upholstered. Move forces sale.
180 euros buyer collects. Viewing in Almayate. Contact Jean, Mobile; 642315109
email: jprundlett@hotmail.com


For Sale: Original acrylic painting on canvas.
Size 120″x 60″ ( 47×23 cm). Title Driftwood. Price 55euros
Elizabeth Tel. 648917219, Caleta.
email: wanchaisailor9@gmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation for Car Clean Malaga: Two years ago we got Warren to clean and valet our two cars. We were so pleased with the results that we asked him to work on the cars again this year after the summer heat had thoroughly baked on the dirt. Normal car washing wouldn’t get it off.
Once again we are delighted with the work he has carried out. Both cars (one of which is very elderly) look superb with the paintwork restored to a lovely shine and minor scratches and dents removed. The interiors look like new and the attention to detail is superb – not a single nook or cranny is missed. Warren collects and returns the car, offers an extremely prompt and efficient service and gives a quote before any work is undertaken.
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098
Judith, Nerja 639235379, judithmbuchanan At gmail d0t com


Meeting for Frigiliana Art Route: Hello, I would like to go to the Frigiliana Art Route but my friends don’t want to go. I would like to meet people who want to go and get together on the 3rd or 4th of October to attend. By the way, this meeting doesn’t mean to be careless about the covid and we will have our mask on. My name is Marison. Tel. 658.569.7oo Nerja


Chinese Herbalist: Does anybody know of a Chinese Herbalist in our area. If so please contact Mike
mikestevenitt@gmail.com ; I live in Frigiliana.


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.


Juanma Moreno will approve new measures in Andalucia to stop the coronavirus: {Full article translated from https://seville.abc.es} The president of the Board meets with the scientific committee on Monday and on Tuesday he will take the measures in the Governing Council .
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced this Saturday that “new decisions” will be made on Monday in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the community and in some municipalities that are having a higher incidence of this disease.
During his speech at the closing of the Council of Mayors of the Andalusian PP that is being held in Malaga, Juanma Moreno has expressed his concern about the evolution of the pandemic and has justified these new decisions on the need to anticipate an increase in infections.
“Prevention is always better than cure,” said the Andalusian chief executive, who explained that the technical-scientific committee will meet next Monday, and on Tuesday the Governing Council will approve the necessary measures.
Moreno has indicated that there are provinces that “have stopped being protagonists in this sad ranking such as Almería”, but others such as Malaga, which was already at a high level of positives, and “in a special way” Seville, have increased the number of infections .
He has argued the need to anticipate the evolution of the disease to “try not to get run over by this great coronavirus storm”, a policy in which he has framed the acquisition of one million rapid PCR tests with 99% reliability , and another million “in the process of buying”, which will allow to have results in fifteen or twenty minutes.
The Andalusian president has appealed to the unity of all political forces and institutions by stating that they all have to work “in a network and not from ideological trenches.”
After regretting that Spain is in the news for having the highest infection rate in the European Union, he has indicated that Andalusia is “still” in the middle of the national average, something that, however, does not reassure him, as it “worries” the evolution of the pandemic.
For this reason, a contingency plan has been put in place in the hospitals to house, if necessary, 3,000 hospitalized patients, but at the same time, another plan is being worked on to be able to accommodate 4,500 admitted if necessary.
Likewise, he has referred to the situation of educational centers, where despite the “adverse circumstances, 93% do not have any incidence of coronavirus.”
Moreno has highlighted the importance of all citizens “taking seriously” the fight against the pandemic and has asked for caution in family and friends gatherings because they are appointments in which “one feels more confident.”
Source (Spanish): https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-juanma-moreno-anuncia-lunes-tomaran-nuevas-medidas-andalucia-para-frenar-coronavirus-202009261348_noticia.html#vca=mod-lo-mas-p1&vmc=leido&vso=malaga&vli=portadilla.andalucia&vtm_loMas=si


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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