DigameXtra No. 1747 Tuesday, Oct. 6th 2020

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La Casa Hotel and restaurant food: Journey around the world!!
-Our next destination stop will be Greece!
Saturday 17th October 3 course special menu 25 euro per person limited spaces.
-We also holding another wine tasting event with food pairings, which will be held on Wednesday 21st October. The evening will consist of 5 wines with specially prepared Tapas to pair beautifully with the wine. 28 eur per person.
Our restaurant is now opening for our winter hours which is Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday only.
If you would just like to have a drink on our beautiful terrace you are more than welcome, also come and have a look at our art wall
with work available to buy from local artists, the perfect xmas gift!
To book or enquire please call 952535471/662039741
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España

 

R.B.L. Poppy Walk Sun 18th Oct:
-Start Hotel Al Andalus, Maro at 11:30am
-Finish El Puente, Nerja
The Royal British Legion, Need your support. Covid 19 restrictions will be having a difficult effect on our collecting systems, The Sponsored Poppy Walk being an open air event will help.
Sponsor forms from Dorothy Allen on 643 212 944

 

The Ginger Pig Country Pub: Peet Rothwell comes back on October 24th to the Ginger Pig. Make sure to make your reservations as soon as possible, there are already a lot of bookings and due to the chilly evenings, we have to work inside!
www.gingerpigcountryclubcoin.com
Crta Coin-Guaro, A-357, km 1, 29100 Coin, Malaga
gingerpigcoin@gmail.com ; + 672514261  FB Page

 

Poncho K in concert, 2 shows:
-Friday Oct 30. Taberna J&J, Calle Buensuceso 20, Granada
-Sat, 31 Oct 2020 21:00. Stand By Málaga, C/ Álamos, 4, 29009 Málaga
Tix & Info: https://www.notikumi.com/?q=Poncho+K

 

Almuñécar will celebrate the I Autumn Jazz Festival with international stars: It is from October 9 to 11 in the auditorium of the Casa de la Cultura.
– 9th, FRIDAY, 9:00 p.m. (Music)
“Puro Gershwin”: Sheila Blanco, Federico Lechnner and Chema Saiz
-10th, SATURDAY, 9:00 p.m. (Music)
Moisés P. Sánchez Quintet
-11th, SUNDAY, 9:00 p.m. (Music)
Antonio Lizana
Full article at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/28/almunecar-will-celebrate-the-i-autumn-jazz-festival-with-international-stars/

 

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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;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
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.
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk ; Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link

 

Mobile Hairdresser available: Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 12 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Appointments now being taken for Torrox and surrounding areas. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like.
Tel or WhatsApp 622 690 133, Jenny, Torrox
Email jmainwood01 @ gmail dot com (no spaces)
or go to my Facebook page.

 

Watercolour Painting Classes in Torrox-Costa: We will start again this Friday October 9 respecting all Corona restrictions by sitting outdoors and keeping our distances. Your tutor is Gerda Köhler, an experienced water colour artist, who just participated successfully in the 4. Ruta del ARTE in Frigiliana.
Fees: 10.- € per morning, for further information see attached poster or contact me.
Please, let me know if you are coming.
gerdakoehler68@gmail.com or
tel./WhatsApp 0034 606553031

 

Removal and Collection – Men With Vans: You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans.
For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help.
House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call.
Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door.
Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or visit our Facebook Page
Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.
Men With Vans: JOHN 622 067 357

 

Wanted: Leadguitarist for playing The Beatles songs acoustic, in a duo or trio, just for fun. I am the lead singer and play the rythmguitar. Age and sex have no importance. Also you dont need to be very clever on leadguitar.
Only musts are that you really love The Beatles songs and can play the riffs and solos for leadguitar.
If you want, I can send you a list with appr 100 Beatles songs you can choose among.
If you want due to corona, we can play outdoor at our house.
Located in Competa. Arne,
email to: brandtoft @ yahoo.dk

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Suzuki Vitara. Price: 2100€
Model: Suzuki Vitara ; Color: White
Year: 1993 ; KM: 30500 ; Fuel: Petrol
Call or WhatsApp for more info: 622730674
E-mail: gnoe75@hotmail.com

 

For Sale: Stahlwille ½“ Socket wrench set. 23 pieces, high quality tool. Price: 35€. To be picked up, Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne : 685 247 505

 

For Sale, 3 items: Bedroom furniture Set
Top quality stylish furniture from El Corte Ingles. All same mahogany style solid wood with rattan effect inlay.
Chest of drawers and Mirror – Drawers 88cm wide x 81cm high x 42cm deep plus mirror 87cm wide x 96cm high
2 x Bedside drawers 54cm wide x 55cm 36cm deep
Matching headboard 150cm x 124 cm high all matching in rattan. Good condition €125 ono
Contact Derek in Nerja on 676 403 669
or email teame@hotmail.co.uk

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Dell 17 in computer monitor. 35 euros.
-Dell keyboard. New. 25 euros.
Call Bob, 679598264.
e-mail robertinsedella@gmail.com.
Between Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno.

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Hardwood patio table and four chairs, 50euros.
-Glass top dining table and four chairs, 20euros.
All in good condition. Dennis, Canillas de Albaida.
Tele. 675071766.

 

FREE: We have 2 reclining black leather look chairs with stools which need minor mending but are very comfortable. You will need to collect from La Vinuela. Sue.
sueaked@hotmail.com. 697 299 345

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Chimney sweep please: Can’t anyone recommend a chimney sweep? Pamela / Algarrobo. 609040709
pamelawalshe@hotmail.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.

 

The Plug-in Hybrid Car Con: This briefing paper presents new evidence on the shocking real-world CO2 emissions of plug-in hybrid cars (PHEVs). An analysis of European studies of real-world CO2 emissions from PHEVs driven on the road by owners shows emissions are, on average, over two and a half times those of official test values. Full paper: https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/publications/2020_09_UK_briefing_The_plug-in_hybrid_con.pdf

 

Another Huge Blow To Pirate IPTV – ACE TV, Firestick Plusman Repo, and Other Domains Seized By ACE / MPA: The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has taken over domains previously connected to Firestick Plusman. In addition to ‘seizing’ the popular FSPMKodi.com repository, the group has also commandeered domains belonging to ACE TV. But the latest grabs don’t stop there.
ACE logoGlobal anti-piracy coalition Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment is forging ahead with its mission to sue, shut down, disrupt or otherwise hinder a broad range of unlicensed content providers or those who facilitate access. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/ace-tv-firestick-plusman-repo-and-other-domains-seized-by-ace-mpa-201004/

 

For the latest COVID-19 info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

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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

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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/
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