DigameXtra No. 1742 Wednesday, Sept. 30th 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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Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery, Canillas de Albaida, (near Competa).
Open by appointment everyday from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes. Commissions considered.
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
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The fourth edition of the Quisquilla de Motril: This will take place on October 1 and 2 at the Escuela de Hosteleria, 080 Formación. Twelve cooks from the province will make their culinary creations with different fish from the area.
La Quisquilla de Motril is a festival that showcases the fishing production of the town and enhances the gastronomic and health values of fish and shellfish as well as other local products. More info at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/29/something-fishy-going-on-as-twelve-cooks-take-part-in-the-quisquilla-de-motril/


Women’s professional golf returns to the Costa del Sol: The Ladies European Tour returns with the celebration of the Andalucia Costa del Sol Spanish Open, which will run from November 26 to 29 at the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina and will serve as a magnificent finale to the season. PHOTO:Andalucia Costa del Sol Open (Azahara Muñoz competed in the 2019 Spanish Open). Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/29/womens-professional-golf-returns-to-the-costa-del-sol/


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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
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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!
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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
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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






For Sale, 2 items: Round table 110 cm with extension and sideboard cupboard. In excellent condition, just not our style.
-Round table. Dimensions: 110 cm in diameter, a center extension can be added (inside the table). Comes in two parts: The foot and the round table, easy to transport. Price: 50€
-Cupboard: Dimensions: 85 cm wide, 85 cm high, 35 cm deep
Price 25 € Located in the old town of Frigiliana.
Please contact Jan by email: riedberg@drei.at
Thank you! Jan


For Sale, 2 items:
-Thurle Alpine 500 Grey Car Top Box with locks and keys 150 Euros or near Offer.
-Fishing gear. Rods, Reels, Net, Tackle Box come seat. Retired Angler selling all his fishing gear. All in good condition Rods are in a carrying bag 100 Euros or near offer collect in Nerja
Ring 667880375 David Allen Nerja


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.


New measures Andalucía- The Junta restricts family gatherings to six people and closes Casariche: {Full article, translated from https://seville.abc.es, updated 29Sep20 16:52h}
-The Board begins the screening with massive tests in eleven localities with high incidence in Seville, Jaén, Almería, Córdoba and Málaga
-Coronavirus Andalusia: fewer infections than a week ago but mortality increases
-The Andalusian Government recommends reducing family gatherings to six people in the community.
-It has been decided to restrict mobility in the Sevillian town of Casariche due to the high incidence of the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, during the next 14 days, residents will not be able to leave their homes except for health care, attendance at educational centers, renewal of permits, bank or notarial procedures, attendance at official tests and exams or force majeure. This measure joins those that the City Council can take in terms of capacity, meetings, establishment hours, etc.
The closure of this municipality aims to stop the wave of infections by Covid-19 that is increasing instead of decreasing. Casariche has a rate of 254 positives in the last 14 days and 146 in the last seven, which shows an increase in infections.
This Sevillian town is the one with the toughest measures to fight the pandemic, but there are eleven other municipalities that also have a rate of more than 500 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants. Likewise, a massive screening of rapid antigen tests will be carried out in eleven municipalities : Pulpí, in Almería; Almodóvar del Río, in Córdoba: Jamilena, Los Villares and Linares, in Jaén; Villaverde del Río, Arahal, Paradas and La Campana, in Seville and Sierra de Yeguas and Villanueva de la Concepción, in Malaga.
At the moment, there will be no applied special prevention measures in the Cordovan town of Lucena due to a better evolution of the pandemic in recent days. The same happens with Utrera, a Sevillian town whose mayor has asked the Board for more restrictive measures. However, epidemiological criteria do not recommend new drastic measures, beyond the restrictions that are being approved by the city council led by José María Villalobos.
-The restrictions on the number of people recommended by the Andalusian Government, which at the moment are not mandatory, do not apply to the hotel industry or to weddings, baptisms and communions that continue to maintain the same limits.
The reason for this discrimination has been explained by the Health Minister, Jesús Aguirre, who has detailed that “80% of new infections occur in family homes , in living rooms at home.” Although he has detailed that it is not ruled out to continue taking restrictive measures, “if the epidemiological situation demands it.”
-Isolated: The Health Minister has also detailed the number of people who are isolated by the coronavirus. According to official data, there are 11,555 people isolated in their homes for having tested positive for coronavirus, although they have not needed hospitalization.
In addition, there are another 26,321 Andalusians who are in preventive isolation at home waiting to obtain the PCR results or because they have had some contact with positives and this has been recommended.
As advanced by the Minister of the Presidency and spokesman for the Andalusian Government, Elías Bendodo , after the meeting of the Governing Council, the provincial committees will decide, based on the criteria of the health experts, measures in the most affected municipalities for 14 days based on the evolution of the pandemic and the epidemiological variables specific to each locality. Salud maintains continuous “monitoring” in each of the Andalusian municipalities.
-After advancing these measures, Elías Bendodo publicly requested the central government to apply a single criterion to apply special preventive measures against the advance of the pandemic for all of Spain.  Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-nuevas-medidas-andalucia-junta-restringe-reuniones-familiares-seis-personas-y-cierra-casariche-202009291346_noticia.html


Is the Halloween nightmare of dealing with red tape in the pandemic the real “Trick or Treat”? : Many would agree with this comparison. Telephones always busy or not answered, a lack of available appointments and complicated procedures online. People are coming up against a barrage of problems with administration, as the authorities struggle to come to terms with the ‘new normal’.
Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202009/25/nightmare-dealing-with-tape-20200925103550-v.html


Government extends ERTE, blocks evictions: The Spanish Government has today (Tuesday, September 29) approved the extension of its furlough scheme, ERTE, until January 31, 2021.
The Council of Ministers has also extended the moratorium on rents and the suspension of evictions. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/29/spanish-government-extends-erte-until-january-31-2021/


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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

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