DigameXtra No. 1752 Monday, Oct. 12th 2020

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Phoenix Events: Trips
-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
-Christmas 2020- We are pleased to announce that we have a Christmas break after all. It is at the 4* Hotel Bahia in the very centre of Almunecar and all Covid 19 safety procedures are in place. It also has a Spa and indoor swimming pool. The dates are the 23rd – 27th December
The package includes:
4* hotel accommodation on a ½ board basis.
Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve
Gala Lunch on Christmas Day
Wine and water with meals
Coach Fare
Gratuities for driver and restaurant staff
Price? €260pp based on 2 sharing a double room
Deposit is 75€ non refundable, balance to be paid by Tuesday 17th November.
Pick ups- Torre del Mar bus station, Aldi bus stop, Caleta, Taxi Rank, Algarrobo Costa, Torrox, Nerja bus station and Maro.
Plenty to see in Almunecar from the 9th century San Miguel Castle, Parque del Majuelo Botanical Gardens, Roman Aqueduct to the Lori Sexi Bird Park with over 120 species of birds and of course the superb beaches.
8th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
22nd – La Canada & Iceland €15pp
We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. During the crisis our 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


The Piano Man Experience: Gala Dinner with live band.
Friday, October 23, 2020 at 8 PM
Cava cocktail on arrival followed by 3 course dinner.
Limited tables due to COVID restrictions.
Social distancing will apply.
Bando Arts Club – Casa Rusia, N-340, Km 173, SN Edificio Centro Comercial Azalea Beach, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
Booking required- 635 250 589
Online Tickets– €79 + fee.  FB Page


Casares FootGolf: If you are looking for outdoor fun on the Costa Del Sol, look no further! Just a short drive from Marbella and Gibraltar, Casares Footgolf is fun for the entire family!
Footgolf shares many of the same rules of golf. Using your legs and your feet as your clubs, your mission is to get the ball into the 50cm holes in as few kicks as possible. Anyone can play! Like in golf, custom tee positions are set up for men, ladies and children, which means that you might get beaten by your mother, if you don’t play well.
Ctra de Casares, Km 0, A-7, 29690 Casares, Málaga
Contact Us on Whatsapp or Tel: ?+34 603 24 36 41
Email: info@footgolfcasares.com


La Tasca Axarquia animal rescue quiz: We are having the animal rescue quiz again this Wednesday the 14th at 3pm at La Tasca cafeteria in Torre del Mar just over the road from the old Police station. If you would like to reserve a table please call us on 640569988 or 640328051.


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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
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
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
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Lovely upcycled bedroom set. Chest of drawers with mirror with two small drawers and matching bedside unit -Measurements chest and drawers Width 95cms Depth 42cms Height 85cms Mirror Width 86cms Height 90cms bedside unit Width 52cms Depth 32cms Height 61cms . Price 180€
-Upcycled rocking chair stripped back to natural chalk paint new fabric seat cushion clear wax. Price 80€
-Beautiful storage box Measurements Width 122cms Depth 57cms Height 48cms Price 195€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Plastic sunloungers in green, came with the house purchase but not required. €25 a pair or €40 for all four chairs. Email Sarah on dustersdm@yahoo.co.uk and collect from Viñuela.


For Sale: Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5 V6 – 2005, 4 x 4. Recently passed ITV. Leather seats, walnut dash. Milage 73,699 miles approx. Right hand drive – Registered on Spanish plates
Please email Cathy at
cmb100 AT SKY DOT com for more photos and to view, located in Algarrobo Costa. Cost €3,500


For Sale, 3 items:
-Professional air compressor, brand is Jun-Air, no oil. 8 bars, 110€.
-Sewing machine, as new, Silvercrest, 70€.
-Wardrobe, 180x81x50. 40€
Contact: ln2chrx@outlook.fr
Pick up in Algarrobo Costa. Elen


For Sale, 2 items:
-Lot #1. Elephant mask for the wall, I also have 30 DVD with a lot of kind of films 1 big picture of america with the liberty statue on it is about 1,10 x 1,00 meter. 2 metal decoration boxes about 0,20cm x 0,10cm and a bigger one they are decorated with the america flag. I also sell woman clothes. 2 blouse in red size L and other clothe size M. I sell everything together for just 20 euros.
-Very elegant plaid jacket with faux shearling collar size M. It costed 50 euros and I sell it for 20 euros.
All the clothes I used it just one year, but I have very similar ones for this reason I want to sell them. my name is Sonya, e-mail sonya_ra@hotmail.com send me an e-mail and I will send you the photos by e-mail or whatsapp.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Various cat toys €12,50 for the lot
-Pet transporter. New €12,50
-PAX wardrobe 100x200x58 €110
Saskia. Torrox Costa. Tel 627684256
Vincedvvo @ Hotmail dot com


For Sale: Calling Crafty Bakers! Bumper bundle for just €20.
Phone/WhatsApp +44 7833 451789 or +34 603 780 323.
Email: joanne jones 3110 @ gmail .com (no spaces)
Based Torrox Costa, can meet locally Torrox / Nerja.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Bose Soundlink Mini: Bose wireless Bluetooth speaker. With charging cradle and charger. English plug but used with adapter. Can connect via mobile, laptop etc. 7 hours battery life so can be used outside as a portable unit. Usual excellent Bose sound quality. Excellent condition €95
-Oil filled radiator: Free-standing oil filled radiator on wheels. 2000w. 2 heat settings. Thermostat. Stowaway wire / plug. Very good condition €20
-Over door heater: Over door / wall mounted heater with remote control and manual. Thermostat. Auto cut off. 2000w. 7.5 hour timer. 2 heating levels. Natural or hot air. Excellent condition. €20
Contact Paul or Lynda. Based in Torrox Park
lynda.shepley@icloud.com. 07572 458501.


Wanted, garage to rent: Looking for garage /lockup Nerja torrox area must be secure dry no damp must be on road level with good access.
Contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


News & Articles

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Benidorm launches ‘all inclusive’ scheme for just €209 a week to combat coronavirus crisis: Choose from a range of different hotel and apartment accommodations and dine at a selection of 25 bars and restaurants across the city for just €209 a week.
The promotion will run from October 14th until March 31st 2021, and various offers for groups and different combinations of accommodation and dining are offered on the promotion’s website.
6 nights only accommodation – € 125 per person
6 nights, breakfast and lunch – € 205 per person
6 nights all-inclusive- € 271 per person
6 nights, 4 person, all-inclusive – € 209 per person
Choose only accommodation or upgrade your stay with breakfast, lunch and dinner vouchers. We offer the best rates. PHOTO Credit.


Rafa Nadal continues Paris reign with record-equalling 20th Slam: Rafael Nadal inflicted a humiliating defeat on rival Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday, thrashing the world number one 6-0 6-2 7-5 to lift a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam men’s singles title.


Coronavirus- Liverpool faces ‘tier 3’ lockdown – pubs, bars and gyms expected to close: Liverpool’s leaders have been told the city region will go into the strictest tier of England’s new lockdown system and the measures could last up to six months, Sky News understands. Pubs, bars, gyms, casinos and bookmakers are expected to close, while restaurants, schools and universities will remain open.
The move has yet to be signed off by the prime minister, who is due to unveil the new three-tier system on Monday. Full story: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-liverpool-faces-tier-3-lockdown-pubs-bars-and-gyms-expected-to-close-12101965


Apple’s new 5G iPhone could see coverage issues in the UK: British customers who purchase Apple’s new iPhone could struggle to connect to key parts of the country’s 5G network.
Telecoms industry insiders have warned that the iPhone, which Apple is due on Tuesday, may not connect to the 700MHz 5G band. This could leave customers searching for 5G coverage, analysts have warned. “If it doesn’t support 700MHz then you end up with coverage problems,” said Matthew Howett, principal analyst at Assembly. “The spectrum bands that the iPhone works on are crucially important,” he added.
Lower spectrum bands such as 700MHz are used to extend the coverage of phone networks, allowing signals to reach more remote areas of the country and to extend far beyond antennas.
Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/10/10/apples-new-5g-iphone-could-see-coverage-issues-uk/


Unreliable Cloud Services- Yes, it’s down again: Microsoft’s Office 365 takes yet another mid-week tumble: Microsoft says it is figuring out why its cloud-based unproductivity suite Office 365 is down yet again for unlucky subscribers.
“Users may see impact to Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, Outlook.com, and SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business,” punters are being told. “We’ve received reports of user impact to Microsoft 365 services and are working to investigate the cause of the issue.”
As users on Twitter have noted, the outages are starting to pile up for Office 358 and Azure, and it is definitely becoming an issue for folks. Various services on those two platforms were at least partially inaccessible for one reason or another twice last week, for instance.
More than four hours after the outage kicked off, Microsoft says its online services are back to normal except Outlook.com and Office 365’s Admin center, which are still said to be recovering.
Full article: https://www.theregister.com/2020/10/07/office_365_outage/


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Found Kitten: 4 days ago this cute black and white kitten arrived in my garden. Has anyone lost it? We are on the border of Canillas de Albaida and Archez.
If not can anyone give it a forever home please? I would love to keep it but it is distressing my two elderly cats and one went for it today. Its very friendly but feisty and needs love and attention.
Helen 629 827 242 (phone or whatsapp) Canillas de Albaida.


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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/
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