DigameXtra No. 1756 Friday, Oct. 16th 2020

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The Ginger Pig, Coin: Upcoming Events
-Laura Elen Live, Saturday, October 17, 8:00pm-10:00pm
-Charms Live, Sunday Roast and Live Music, Sunday, October 18, 3pm
-Peet Rothwell One Man Show, Saturday, October 24,
-Ginger Pig Costume Halloween Party with D.J.Pete Carter, Saturday, October 31, 7:00pm-10:00pm
-Pete Carter and New Tricks live, Saturday, November 14.
-Ginger Pig Christmas Market, Saturday, November 21 & 28, 2020 all day.
Crta Coin-Guaro, A-357, km 1, 29100 Coin, Malaga
gingerpigcoin@gmail.com ; + 672514261


Lee Townsend live: Friday 30 Oct, 8pm, Free. Cortijo Valeta, 29180 Riogordo, Malaga. Booking required. +34 651 04 38 48 FB Page


The Beer Garden- Nerja: Live music Friday 16 Oct 7:30pm with “Free Booze & Friends”. Scottish bar and kitchen serving sandwiches and snacks. Quality beers, draft cider and irn bru. Sunny terrace Family-friendly Showing all Scottish football matches Live music weekdays. Closed Tuesdays Open 3pm weekdays. Variable Weekends. Avenida Mediterraneo, corner of Chaparil 29780 Nerja 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 Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Biege sofa with reclining foot and headrests with 2 matching chairs very comfortable. Measurements Width 210 x 100 Width 110 x 100 Price 295€ ( please note the cushions were only placed on chairs and sofa for photo not zipped on properly. Only 12 months old )
Contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Tall Brick and Concrete Barbeque – 300€ ONO. Buyer to dismantle/collect.
-Pouffe with cushion approx 75cm diameter, excellent condition – 30€
-Moroccan Daybed with Rattan panels back and sides, mattress and cushions – 150€
Can be disassembled for transporting. All items located in Punta de la Mona, La Herradura. Nick
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk
609 706 210


For Sale: DFS Sofa and Chair. Draylon covered sofa and chair with Dacron filled cushions. Covers are removable for washing. Both items are sprung base and in good condition. Price 115€. Located Competa pueblo. Neil Tel: 952516737 or 696087510 or ngcoast at hotmail.com


For Sale: iPad 6th generation, 32 GB 10.1″ software version 13.6.1. Model number MR7F2TY/A like new, hardly used, bought last year, been sitting in a drawer, no mark’s or scratches, have box cable and case, 200 euros
Call Erika 635149472 Torrox


For Sale: Ufesa Premium Gas Heater. Good working order with connector for Butane gas cylinder. Just in time for the cooler evenings! No dents or scratches. Just 40€
Phone James in Competa +34 711008885
Or email: mercman2018 at iCloud dot com
Could meet in Competa main car park or Torrox BP garage just off the Autovia.


For Sale: Victoria Electric Sewing machine. 40€
Good working order, Torrox Campo.
Please contact me: Sue , 677322169


For Sale: Olympus Pen Lite E-PL7 Camera. Only 13262 Shutter actions.
From the back, going forward and from left to right, the items are:
1. Original box.
2. E-PL7 Interchangeable M43 (Micro four thirds) lens camera with 14-42mm 1:3.5 – 5.6 M.Zuiko Digital Pancake Olympus Zoom Lens.
3. Intruction manual with Olympus set up CD.
4. Original Olympus Manual.
5. Olympus Battery Charger.
6. 2 Piece Full leather Protective Case.
7. USB Lead for transfering pictures and movies.
8. Olympus Camera Body Cap
9. 16Gb Class 10 Kingston SDHC Card.
10.Detachable Flash with soft protective case.
11. USB Cable for updating firmware when available Cable is a CB-USB6
There are many reviews on YouTube about this amazing camera.
Selling only because I’ve upgraded to another Olympus Camera.
120 Euros. Location: La Vinuela
Contact Damien on 0034 642 187 815
email: damiengaked@hotmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Review for Moonette: I’ve just celebrated my 70th birthday this year. As my skin is very dry and thin, Moonette products are very soothing. I use the coconut lip balm and face cream first thing in the morning, then I apply the eye cream around the eye contour and the 3 Kings body cream on my arms and legs. After showering I use the body cream again over the whole body to keep my skin moisturized. In the evening I apply the lip balm again and the anti-ageing serum (face oil) before going to bed. I do not use other products as Moonette skincare products are natural, non-irritating and absolutely satisfactory for my skin. I am so pleased that I don’t suffer from dry itchy skin and cracked lips anymore! Lise D., Torrox, lisedeleuran AT hotmail D0t com


News & Articles

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How reliable is the coronavirus data coming from Madrid? : After a major standoff over the partial closure of Madrid, Spain’s government is now locked in a numbers fight with regional authorities who are relentlessly demanding the restrictions be lifted. For days now, the leftwing government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has been casting doubt on Covid-19 figures from the Madrid public health authorities.
But the region, which is run by a rightwing coalition led by the conservative Popular Party, has hit back furiously, with the PP accusing the government of using “false figures” to justify imposing a state of emergency in Madrid.
Moving the goalposts
The restrictions initially went into force on October 2nd and were supposed to apply to any area of Spain with an infection rate of more than 500 cases per 100,000 people over the previous 14 days, which at the time was only Madrid.
Just days beforehand, the regional rate had risen above 780, compared with just 275 in the rest of Spain — itself at the time the highest in the European Union.
Madrid is now pushing for the restrictions to be removed saying its infection rate has dropped to around 460 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
But the government has since moved the goalposts, now saying the aim is to lower the incidence to around 100 cases per 100,000 people. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20201015/how-much-can-we-trust-coronavirus-data-from-madrid


EU puts onus on Britain to agree new trade terms, stands ready for no deal: The European Union put the onus on Britain on Thursday to compromise on their new economic partnership, saying it was ready for an abrupt split which could disrupt trade worth a trillion euros every year. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu/eu-puts-onus-on-britain-to-agree-new-trade-terms-stands-ready-for-no-deal-idUSKBN2700E0?il=0


Italy goes on quarantine list forcing Brit holidaymakers to isolate for 14 days on return from 4am on Sunday: Full article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12939073/italy-brit-holiday-makers-quarantine/


Greater Manchester Fights Tier 3 lockdown decision: Talks over Manchester’s lockdown status have been thrown into confusion this morning following discussions between the government and the region. Full story: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/coronavirus-live-uk-latest-greater-19106201


Driverless race steps up with Cruise allowed to drive empty in San Francisco: The race for driverless autonomous vehicles is heating up and on Thursday Cruise became the first to receive a permit to test cars without anyone in them on the streets of San Francisco from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autonomous-cruise-san-francisco/driverless-race-steps-up-with-cruise-allowed-to-drive-empty-in-san-francisco-idUSKBN2702K0


Golf- The Solheim Cup will be played in Spain for the first time:
The Ladies European Tour has confirmed the 2023 tournament will be held in the world-renowned course at Finca Cortesin, Andalucía. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/14/costa-del-sol-the-solheim-cup-will-be-played-in-spain-for-the-first-time/


The endless legal doubts about electric scooters: Is it a crime to drive them without a license? Do you need insurance? The boom of electric scooters as a means of urban transport is generating some problems of coexistence. Accidents caused by these vehicles have tripled in large cities like Barcelona. But, although it is true that most municipalities have rushed to approve a regulation that regulates its use within the municipality, there are still important and numerous legal doubts about the requirements that their drivers must meet. Depending on the characteristics of the scooter, they can face large administrative fines and even prison sentences. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/the-endless-legal-doubts-about-electric-scooters-is-it-a-crime-to-drive-them-without-a-license-do-you-need-insurance-my-rights/


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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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