DigameXtra No. 1750 Friday, Oct. 9th 2020

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Remember, Next Monday, 12 Oct. Is a National Holiday- Hispanic Day


Chicago Jim and Mandolin Mick: Friday Oct 9th 9pm
Biddy Mulligans La Cala
Lively Celtic/Irish songs and tunes, Soul, Blues and Popular songs with a Celtic Twist, 100 % Live, on the terrace with social distancing, it would be great to see you!
Boulevard de la Cala 29649 Mijas  FB Page


Every Friday @ Mogador Beach Club: After weather forced us to cancel last week we are back tomorrow at the Mogador beach club, playing Disco, Soul, Funk and House Classics 8pm-Midnight and if you need a table just drop me a pm or call +34 951 55 10 79. Torrox Costa.  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
CHECK IN TIME From 2.30pm


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 Deal From The Nerja Household Centre:
Rattan easy chair vgc Price 45€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672160429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Caravan security chains. Thatcham approved security chains, ideal for securing a caravan or trailer. As new condition, in boxes. €15 each or €25 the pair.
-Becken grill/microwave for sale. Microwave 900W, grill 900W, clean and ready for use, with instruction manual, €30.
Contact Steve on
steveheugh at yahoo.co.uk.
Torre del Mar but can meet up elsewhere.


For Sale: 240/12volt 20″TV ideal for Motorhome or Caravan or small bedroom. Meos portable TV / DVD, includes handset, 240v and 12v power cables, in perfect working order, inputs include: DVD, USB, HDMI, Aerial, Scart, VGA, S-Video, PC, SD card. Price €50. Can be seen working.
Steve, Torrox Costa
Call or Whatsapp 633891897


For Rent, Long Term: Due to cancellation I now have my 2 bedroomed beach fronted apt available for long term rental from December until March . It is on Torrecilla beach Nerja . €200 a week.
Contact Sarah, Nerja
sarah.mcnulty @ yahoo.co.uk


SOLD- For Sale: Brother XL-2610 Sewing Machine. Brand new in box. Simple to use with full uk instructions. 45€ for quick sale. Jim / Competa


Recommendations & Requests


International driving permit: Can anyone advise me please how I renew my International driving permit (IDP) here in Spain. It runs out before I am due to return to UK. I acquired the existing license in a UK post office.
Anthea. Torrox Pueblo


Recommendation for Doctor Laptop: I have been using Naythan, Doctor Laptop, for approximately 6 years now and can honestly say, that when it comes to PC´s & laptops, no-one knows more. I have had to recover deleted data from a hard drive in the past and more recently, my laptop suddenly died. I had very limited funds and several old devices and I was determined to utilize these so they wouldn´t go to waste. Naythan patiently answered all my questions and assessed all the options with me over the course of a few days and I finally decided to try to find the funds for a new laptop, which was the best option to go forward with my business strategy. It all took longer than I had hoped but the outcome was much more favourable and the charges more than reasonable. I shall be using you again when necessary. Thank you! Alexena / Maro: alexenalorca@hotmail.com


Recommendation required for eye specialist/surgeon: Can anyone advise me of a good eye specialist/surgeon within the region I live in Torrox Campo. I would have a preference for it not to be in the centre of Malaga if possible. I already visit a specialist but am not happy with the care I am receiving.
Email : lilian.maddison251@gmail.com
Mob : 638897797 Whatsapp only please


News & Articles

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Andalusia touches 2,000 cases of coronavirus daily while hospitalized patients decrease for the second day: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated 08/10/20 18:09h
Andalusia has registered, for the second day in a row, its record of new infections in a single day. This Thursday, it has touched 2,000 cases again and has added another 20 deaths, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Families.
However, according to the hospital figures, the pandemic is subsiding. Proof of this is that hospitalized patients have fallen for the second day in a row and this Thursday there are 30 fewer people in Andalusian hospitals due to coronavirus than 24 hours ago.
In this way, there hospitalized are 1,028 today, 139 of them in the ICU . In intensive care, in addition, Andalusia has also added two days of reducing admissions.
On the other hand, new hospital admissions, that is, those registered in the last 24 hours, are also moderating. There are 20, seven of them in the ICU. A few weeks ago they exceeded 60 daily.
Of the 20 deaths that have been registered this Thursday in Andalusia, the majority are concentrated in Granada (seven); four in Córdoba; three in Huelva and another as many in Jaén; one in Malaga and one in Seville.
Regarding those infected, Seville continues to be the province with the highest data. It 700 cases exceeds (708 specifically), followed by Granada (321). Behind are Jaén (226); Cordoba (198); Malaga (179); Cadiz (118); Almería (105) and Huelva (55). Spanish Article Source Link


FREE Streaming IPTV That Is Legal Coming To Spain:
How? It has commercials, so it is advertizing supported. It is like a cheap cable TV package, without any premium live content.
Pluto TV is to make its debut in Spain at the end of October.
It is the first AVOD (advertising-based video on demand) totally free and without registration in the Spanish market that, upon its launch, will have 40 exclusive channels themed with movies, series, children’s programming, reality shows, sports, gaming and thousands hours of content. It will be available via http://www.pluto.tv, Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV and mobile device apps for download in iOS and Android.
Telefónica’s Movistar+ will be responsible for selling the platform’s conventional advertising.
To see what they have on offer visit
Live Channels: https://pluto.tv/live-tv/
On Demand Series & Movies: https://pluto.tv/on-demand
Reference: https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2020/10/08/pluto-tv-launches-in-spain/


easyJet to open third Spanish base in 2021: Despite this year’s forecast loss and reports that easyJet may be in financial difficulty, the UK based airline is confident enough to announce that it plans to open two new seasonal bases in Faro, Portugal and Malaga, Spain in time for next summer. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/08/easyjet-to-open-third-spanish-base-in-2021/


Spain plans to exhaust EU recovery subsidies and wait until 2023 to decide whether to apply for the loans: Sánchez presented the “Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan for the Spanish Economy”, which he defined as “the roadmap for this new modernization of our country for the next six years.” A strategy with which the Executive aspires to capture European aid and channel it immediately into investment. Full story in English, from Spanish source: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-will-exhaust-eu-subsidies-and-wait-until-2023-to-decide-whether-to-apply-for-the-credits-economy/


Will An Apple Update Be The End Of Facebook’s Business Model?:
Facebook Chief Revenue Officer David Fischer said Tuesday that models that rely on personalized advertising are “under assault” as Apple readies a change that will limit Facebook’s abilities to measure its ads.
Apple’s change was previously planned as a feature in iOS 14, the version of the iPhone operating system released last month, but Apple said it was delaying the rollout until 2021.
The change to Apple’s identifier for advertisers, or IDFA, will give iPhone users the option to block tracking when opening an app.
Facebook is facing a three pronged attack from the US investigators, EU courts and now Apple. In the US, this is the only thing Democrats and Republicians in Congress seem to agree on: social media must be reigned in, the big tech monoplies are out of control.
Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/06/facebook-revenue-chief-says-ad-supported-model-is-under-assault-.html


For the latest COVID-19 info visit:


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/
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