DigameXtra No. 1748 Wednesday, Oct. 7th 2020

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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
Instagram: mitchfranceart
Twitter: mitchfranceart


CANCELLED EVENT: Potters Bar, Nerja.
Our apologies but there will be no Jazz lunch this Sunday the 11th of October. Pls phone Cathy for details of the next Jazzlunch.


Starts this Week – Thursday 8th October.
Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group
Calling all Ladies (& Gents if they so wish)
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that were meeting every week in Algarrobo Costa, but stopped during lockdown. Now we would LOVE to start up again and to start meeting old/new friends on a regular basis. The group is well over 6/7 years old and would love new members to come along and join us. And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead. We will teach you either craft if you wish.
We will be meeting at Caffe Loppen on the front from around 10-10.30 ish to 12 – 1pm ish every Thursday.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk


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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
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
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.


Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
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!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/


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
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
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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






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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Computer desk Measurements 120 x 60 x 75 cms Price 35€
-TV unit on castors with shelves Measurements 150 x 50 x 39 cms Price 30€
-Solid oak coffee table with drawers Measurements 120 x 75 x 46cms Price 90€
Contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Easipet Folding Fabric Pet Carrier. Medium size – 60x42x42cms. Blue.
Features – (manufacturers blurb) – Lightweight and sturdy construction – Folds flat for easy storage – Ventilated mesh windows, with blackout curtains, on all four sides – 3 openings, 1 at the end, 1 at the side and 1 on top – Removable treat pouch plus storage pouch for documents etc. – Tubular steel frame – Carry handles – Faux sheepskin bed liner – Reinforced corners – Metal frame with fabric cover. The carrier has been seldom used and is in excellent condition. Reason for sale – Now have only one cat and three carriers. €12. Collect from Torrox Park. John. tel. 608 667 883 or +44 7974 389 892. Both numbers have Whatsapp.


For Sale: NordicTrack exercise bike. 4 years old, paid over £400. For sale €60. Call Sarah or Chris 684181758 in Viñuela.


For Sale: FEIN drilling machine Asse639, 450 W
Special machine also for thread cutting up to M 6. Price 50€
To be picked up / Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne : 685 247 505


For Sale: 2 seater sofa (ex Muebles Piramides) in very good condition. €85 ono, Canillas de Albaida, easy access.
Maggie. Whatsapp 650 679 846 Buyer collects


FREE: For free, just pick it up! 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
-Cupboard. Dimensions : 85 cm wide, 85 cm high, 35 cm deep
Located in the old town of Frigiliana.
Please contact Jan by email : riedberg@drei.at


News & Articles

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Andalucia registers 30 deaths from coronavirus in a single day, the highest figure since May 1: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
Black Tuesday in Andalusia. The community has registered this Tuesday 30 deaths from coronavirus . This is the highest figure since May 1, the community thus doubles the number of fatalities since Monday, when 16 were registered. However, if compared to the previous seven days, the growth is not so high. At least in four days of last week the 20 deaths from Covid-19 were exceeded.
The dead are concentrated mainly in the province of Seville, where up to eleven deaths have been registered in the last 24 hours. In Jaén there have been seven; in Malaga, six; in Córdoba four have been scored; and in the province of Granada, two.
As for the number of infections, the figure for this Tuesday is 1,788 new cases if compared to yesterday’s data. However, the Ministry of Health has changed the way in which positives are counted and has included those confirmed by antigen tests in the last 24 hours. In this way, there are 300 more cases that, in reality, do not correspond to today .
Thus, the real number of new infections in Andalusia this Tuesday is 1,455. Most of them are concentrated in the province of Seville, where there are 494 positives . It is followed by Granada in number of cases, where 235 positives have been registered.
Behind are Malaga, with 179; Cádiz, with 174; Córdoba, with 142; Jaén, with 138; Almería, with 70; and Huelva, with only 29 new cases since this Monday. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-registra-30-muertos-coronavirus-solo-cifra-mas-alta-desde-1-mayo-202010061320_noticia.html


Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65 After Battle With Throat Cancer:
The music industry is mourning the loss of a legendary rock star.
Van Halen co-founder and legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 65 years old. Full article: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/eddie-van-halen-dead-1234794641/


Spain planning change in Social Security contributions for freelancers: The self-employed could soon pay according to their real income, rather than a fixed monthly amount regardless of how much they make. Under the current system, freelancers can choose the contribution base that they want to pay a rate on – keeping in mind that the lower the base, the smaller the monthly fee – but this also means fewer benefits down the line. Right now, 85% of Spain’s self-employed have opted for the lowest available contribution base, which is €944. This amounts to a monthly payment of €250 or more for most freelancers. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-10-06/spain-planning-change-in-social-security-contributions-for-freelancers.html


Mijas Forest Fire: A fire has broken out in the Mijas area with a number of firefighting helicopters and engines on the scene. PHOTO:Twitter/INFOCA , Source with video: https://twitter.com/jesu695/status/1313438733895643138


How Britons who let out properties in Spain could see taxes triple after Brexit: Spain’s Inland Revenue is preparing to hike taxes for non-resident British homeowners who rent out their properties in Spain after December 31st 2020.
UK citizens who don’t live in Spain but let out a property in the country will no longer be able to dock off expenses from their tax declaration once they become non-EU citizens. British second-homeowners who aren’t officially residents in Spain after December 31st 2020 will be treated the same as American, Russian, Chinese and any other third-country property owners who don’t have fiscal residence in an EU country.
The measure has been confirmed in Spain’s “Agencia Tributaria” (Tax Agency) website under the headline “Consequences of Brexit on Non-Resident Income Tax from 1 January 2021”. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201006/britons-who-let-out-properties-in-spain-to-see-taxes-triple-after-brexit


French Police investigate possible match fixing at Roland Garros: {Translated from https://www.laprovincia.es}
The French police are investigating possible crimes of organized fraud and sports corruption linked to a first round match at Roland Garros , the third ‘Grand Slam’ of the season, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office confirmed on Tuesday.
The confirmation came a day after the German newspaper Die Welt and the French sports newspaper L’Equipe reported that police were investigating a first-round match in the women’s doubles competition. Reports said that a particular game in the match in question had raised suspicions.
The prosecutor’s office did not provide details on what was suspected other than possible charges. The investigation was opened on October 1 and was being carried out by a police department specializing in gambling and horse racing.
Source, Spanish: https://www.laprovincia.es/deportes/2020/10/06/policia-francesa-investiga-posible-amano-16088706.html


EU says that no-deal Brexit becoming ever more likely: A top European Union official dealing with the United Kingdom said Tuesday that a cliff-edge rupture between the two without even a basic trade deal by the end of the year is becoming more likely by the day.
European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told the European Parliament that “time is short” to reach a deal before a Brexit divorce transition period ends by year’s end, effectively giving negotiators less than four weeks to broker a deal which must subsequently go through a lengthy approval process. Full story: https://apnews.com/article/brexit-global-trade-united-kingdom-boris-johnson-europe-fd2214730731617efa5d54ebf2f9b0ca


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Two kittens looking for a loving home: Last weekend someone dumped two kittens in my garden. The kittens are very affectionate and used to humans. That means that someone has had them for several time and suddenly decided to dump them in someone elses garden! It makes me furious. The kittens can´t help it and perhaps it is even better that they have been released from someone who isn´t able to treat living beings in a responsible way. Monday I took them to the vet. The cats (male, ginger and female, sand coloured) are well fed and about 6 months old. They have been treated for worms and had an antibiotic injection. For several reasons I can´t keep them. So is there anyone in Digameland who is willing to give these adorable creatures (just one or perhaps the both) a loving home?
Klarinas at hotmail dot com


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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

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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

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