DigameXtra No. 1759 Monday, Oct. 19th 2020

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Phoenix Club Events: Trips
-6th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip
-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


This week at Potters Bar- Nerja:
-Monday: Free pool table and complimentary tapas from 7pm
-Tuesday: Potters famous pub quiz from 8pm. Great fun, food and prizes included.very popular pls book.
-Wednesday: Live entertainment between 7pm and 9pm with the great Howie and Jo and free tapas are provided so you can enjoy listening to all the great classics as you dine! Pls book
-Thursday: An infornal and fun evening including pool, play your cards right and food!
-Friday: The fantastic Paul Locky plays live on our lovely terrace between 4pm and 6pm with a choice of meals including our great fish and chips. Pls book.
Potters week-ends:
Happy hours from 4 till 8 on and on Sunday and not to be missed – The Fantastic Dixieland Jazz Trio between 2pm and 4pm. This is a great afternoon of quality entertainment and Sunday lunch. If you have never enjoyed a Sunday at Potters Bar, then book, its a great Sunday out!
Tel: 685 435 767


Flamenca Night at La Viuda – Mezquitilla: Thursday 22nd Oct 8:15pm. Reserve tables on 952 551 206
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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
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria:
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Winter sun rental in Torre del Mar!
Apartment Sierra 1 in Torre del Mar is available for long term rent this winter.
Available from beginning of November 2020 until end of April 2021. Can be rented for 3 to 6 months. Price per month is €700 per month plus electricity usage. Price includes internet and secure parking.
This lovely apartment has 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large secure garden. Located near the hospital, within walking distance to the beach and El Ingenio shopping centre. A car is not necessary. Normally fully booked.
Please click the link for more details – Apartment Sierra 1
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
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For Sale: Two 3-drawer single beds with mattresses. Two matching and easy to assemble pine beds, each with 3 drawers. Good condition, complete with mattresses. Includes assembly instructions. 90 euros the pair. Rod, Competa campo. Phone: 951 069 982 or 684 381 652 (Whatsapp)
Or email rodney.jones4@gmail.com.


For Sale, 2 items: Come on, all you Strictly fans!
-Supadance ballroom glitter dance shoes. Size 5.5 Worn twice. 20€
-Ladies Quechua walking boot. Size 7 Worn once. 20€
Veronica, La Herradura
veronicajune96 AT gmail DOT com


For Sale: Large vintage Coca Cola refrigerator – 3 sliding top doors – in working order (i.e. cools). A little rusty but would clean up nicely with some TLC! 50€ ONO – buyer collects.
More pics on request.
Nick, La Herradura. 609 706 210
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


News & Articles

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Madrid is no longer the worst region in Europe nor is Spain the country with the most coronavirus: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
Spain is no longer the only focus, nor the largest, of coronavirus in the European Union. Not even the Community of Madrid is the region most affected . Not even the list of most affected territories on the continent is made up of Spanish regions, as was the case in September. The second wave of the pandemic is no longer just a problem for Spain. All of Europe is, once again, sick, without vaccines and without treatment, doomed to restrictions and under the threat of lockdowns.
In mid-September, nine of the ten regions with the highest incidence of coronavirus in the EU were Spanish. The tenth had to be sought in the Antilles, the French archipelago of Guadeloupe. The Community of Madrid was the worst in all of Spain, and in Europe, since the end of August .
In mid-October, there is only one Spanish region in the top ten in the EU, Navarra. The Community of Madrid has dropped to thirteenth place. Together with Melilla, they are the only Spanish territories still present among the top twenty with the highest number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days until October 10, latest data available from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Among the twenty regions of the EU with the highest level of coronavirus are territories of Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands and, outside the union, the United Kingdom. Currently, the highest incidence is in the region Brussels capital , with 864 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, followed by Navarra (774).
Worst countries
Spain’s situation has stabilized in the last month, while other countries have deteriorated rapidly. Spain, with 294 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks, according to ECDC data as of October 14, currently has a lower incidence than the Czech Republic (581), Belgium (470), the Netherlands (412) and France (307 ). Outside the EU, the UK (283) has suddenly worsened and is close to overtaking Spain.
The community average, however, is well below the level of Spain, in 173 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. Although the situation has worsened in Italy (87) and Germany (55), they still remain at the bottom of a table that has seen their numbers grow dramatically since the end of the summer. Source, Spanish:


FOOD RECALL– Lidl recalls a goat cheese due to the presence of Listeria: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es}
The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition ( AESAN ) has reported the presence of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes in the product Rulo de Cabra Cheese, made in the Netherlands and sold by the Lidl supermarket chain.
According to the German food chain in a statement, the supplier of the product has been the one who has detected the bacteria. AESAN has reported this Saturday that the only batch that has been distributed in Spain is 412, with an date of expiration 11/06/2020.
The AESAN has sent the alert to the authorities of the autonomous communities of the country with the desire that the product be withdrawn from the points of sale and food distribution channels. This agency has indicated, on the other hand, that no case of has yet been confirmed Listeriosis in our country associated with this alert .
The German supermarket chain and AESAN have recommended that consumers who have purchased this dairy product refrain from consuming it and, in turn, request the return of the cheese at Lidl stores. Remember that it is a bacteria dangerous to health, especially in the case of pregnant women , as it could cause diseases in the fetus or newborn.
The Listeriosis also carries risks for people aged 65 years and the  immunosuppressed. The threat in these cases is twofold, since the symptoms could manifest weeks after having ingested the contaminated product. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sociedad/abci-alerta-sanitaria-lidl-retira-mercado-queso-cabra-presencia-listeria-202010181721_noticia.html


The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican Apostolic Palace on Saturday 24 Oct., according to http://www.eldiario.es newspaper: It will be the first time that both leaders meet, and they will do so at a particularly delicate time in Church-State relations, with many issues on the agenda. Among them, the historical memory, the modifications to the abortion law, the euthanasia bill, the educational reform that has already begun its journey in Congress plus the classic friction points of the IBI payment and the financing of the Church. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/pedro-sanchez-will-meet-with-pope-francis-at-the-vatican-on-saturday-24/


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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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