DigameXtra No. 1766 Monday, Oct. 26th 2020

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Phoenix Club Events: Trips
-6th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip – a few places left
-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 – Please donate if you can, unwrapped gifts please. Thank you
-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 951067723/626370695 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: Great live music between 7 and 9pm from Howie and Jo with all the popular favourites to sing a long to. Free tapas and a menu. Pls book.
-Thursday: An infornal and fun evening including pool, play your cards right and food!
-Friday: Full menu including great fish and chips served from 6pm. Pls book.
Potters week-ends: Happy hours from 4 till 8
-Saturday – the famous Potters BBQ, and the very popular sounds if Paul Locky between 2 and 4pm on our fabulous terrace. Bookings essential.
–Sunday: 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


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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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– 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
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria:
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
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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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beige sofa adjustable headrests & reclining footstools with 2 matching chairs only 12 months old excellent condition Sofa 210 x 100 cms. Chairs 110 x 100 cms Price 250€
-2 seater lemon sofa very comfy 155 x 86 x 102cms Price 55€
-Natural wooden sideboard with new porcelain pumpkins knobs with bronze handles Width 195cms. Depth 40cms Height 85cms Price 150€
Contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Pre-owned Sofa. Danish design sofa for sale €450. Sofa in excellent used condition, buyer to collect from Valle Niza Playa, between Almayate and Benajarafe. Diane.
WhatsApp 00447720760459 or
email dkmdesign @ btinternet .com


For Sale: Coat, like new, size “S”, velor, lined inside with fear (artificially), black (different to the foto), washable. Looks much more nicer than the foto ! €30. Edwin in Competa,


For Sale, 3 items:
-Portable gas fire with bottle and trolley. Excellent condition. €45
-Portable aircon with remote control. Seldom used. €80
-Complete welding kit. Cevik K 160 = Type 5, new burning googles, pair of hide welding gloves, assorted rods and Swiss made adjustable sensitivity Optrel Solarmatic welding mask with spare lenses. Seldom used in very good condition. €95
Contact: neilthackrey@fastmail.es ; mobile: 697624771
All items to be picked up at the new Corumbela carpark as you exit the village going towards Arenas. Neil, Corumbela.


Wanted: Exercise bike. Looking for a 2nd hand exercise bike. Please call me 655722962 if you have one for sale.
Joanne, Competa


Recommendations & Requests


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News & Articles

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The Government decrees the state of alarm and wants to extend it until May 9: {Translated from seville.abc.es}
Updated: 25/10/2020 20:12h
The New Rules That Began Last Night
Pedro Sánchez has appeared at a press conference to explain the measures of the new state of alarm. It will be imposed curfew between eleven at night and six in the morning throughout the national territory, except the Canary Islands. In addition, the autonomous communities may define their entire territory or some areas. The idea of ??the Government, Sánchez explained, is to extend the state of alarm for 6 months, until May 9, 2021.
The BOE has already published the Royal Decree, so as the curfew goes into effect tonight (Sunday) from 23 pm to 6 am. It will be valid until November 9, but it may be extended for periods of 15 days, after the approval of the Congress of Deputies. Read its full content here. The main measures contained in the BOE are the following:
1. Limits the movement of people at night
As already mentioned, it limits free movement and mobility during the period between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The Autonomous Communities may determine, within their territorial scope, that schedule and begin and end an hour earlier or later: that is, prevent mobility between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. or between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Activities allowed
It will only be possible to circulate on the roads or spaces for public use during that time slot for:
a) Acquisition of medicines, health products and other essential goods.
b) Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.
c) Assistance to veterinary care centers for urgent reasons.
d) Compliance with labor, professional, obligations business, institutional or legal .
e) Return to the place of habitual residence after carrying out some of the activities foreseen in this section.
f) Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
g) Due to force majeure or situation of need.
h) Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.
i) Refueling at gas stations or service stations, when necessary to carry out the activities set forth in the preceding paragraphs.
2. Forbidden to enter and leave the communities
In general, the entry and exit is restricted of people from the territory of each autonomous community and each city with a Statute of Autonomy except for the exceptions that we will detail below. Yes, it will be possible to circulate in transit between communities for work reasons, studies, etc., which will be indicated below.
The restriction of the entry and exit of communities does not affect the border regime. In the event that it affects a territory with a land border with a third State, the delegated competent authority will notify the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in advance.
In addition, the delegated authorities may limit the entry and exit of people in territorial areas that are geographically inferior in nature to a region or autonomous city, with the exceptions provided below.
Yes, you can go from one community to another to:
a) Attend health centers, services and establishments.
b) Compliance with labor, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.
c) Attendance at university, teaching and educational centers, including nursery schools.
d) Return to the place of habitual or family residence.
e) Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
f) Travel to financial and insurance entities or refueling stations in neighboring territories.
g) Required or urgent actions before public, judicial or notarial bodies.
h) Renewals of permits and official documentation, as well as other administrative procedures that cannot be postponed.
i) Taking exams or official tests that cannot be postponed.
j) Due to force majeure or need.
k) Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.
3. Meetings of a maximum of six people
The size of groups of people in spaces of public use, both closed and outdoors, will be conditional on not exceeding the maximum number of six people, except in the case of cohabitants and without prejudice to the exceptions established in relation to dependencies, facilities and establishments open to the public .
The same goes for meetings in private spaces. In the case of groups that include both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, the maximum number referred to in the preceding paragraph will be six people.
4. Manifestations: yes, if distance is guaranteed
Meetings in places of public transit and demonstrations carried out in exercise of the fundamental right regulated in article 21 of the Constitution may be limited, conditioned or prohibited when the prior communication presented by the promoters does not guarantee the personal distance necessary to prevent contagions
5. Places of worship
The regional governments will be in charge of limiting the permanence of people in places of worship setting the capacity for religious meetings, celebrations and gatherings, tending to the risk of transmission that may exist.
6. Flexilization and suspension of limitations
Each regional government may, in view of the evolution of the health, epidemiological, social, economic and mobility indicators, after notifying the Ministry of Health, modulate, make flexible and suspend the application of the prohibition to enter and leave the communities, the maximum limit of group meetings and the capacity and stay in places of worship.
7. Competences
Each Administration will retain the powers granted by current legislation, as well as the management of its services and its personnel, to adopt the measures it deems necessary, without prejudice to the provisions of the Royal Decree. The coordinating body is the Interterritorial Health Council.
8. Penalty regime
Failure to comply with the provisions of the royal decree or resistance to the orders of the competent authorities will be sanctioned in accordance with the laws, in the terms established in article 10 of Organic Law 4/1981, of June 1. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/espana/abci-estas-nuevas-medidas-estado-alarma-anunciadas-pedro-sanchez-202010251432_video.html


Andalucia prohibits meetings of more than six people both on the street and in homes: {Translated from seville.abc.es} The order has been published in an extraordinary BOJA this past Friday and will come into effect at 00:00 this Sunday.
The Junta de Andalucía orders the limitation of a maximum of six people for the development of any activity, whether of a family nature or on public roads.
The Andalusian Executive weeks ago made this recommendation that, starting this Sunday at 00:00, it will be an obligation for all territories that have restrictive measures, that is, the capitals of Seville, Jaén, Córdoba and Granada and some of their municipalities.
The publication of the BOJA extraordinary this past Friday night intends to adopt specific measures for the containment of Covid-19, both in localities where the restriction on the mobility of the population or part of it has been agreed, and in those in which have been established the measures of the BOJA of October 14, 2020.
One of the most prominent orders of this text has been the one concerning meetings of people, since they will be limited to six people, including cohabitants, unless there are more than six (I believe this allows cohabitating families of greater than 6 persons to gather at home. -Ed.). In other words, there may not be meetings of more than half a dozen people either on the street or at home.
This order will come into effect at 00:00 this Sunday, October 25.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-junta-prohibe-reuniones-mas-seis-personas-tanto-calle-como-casas-202010241037_noticia.html


Bad News For the Future of Streaming and Torrenting Websites:
Global anti-piracy coalition Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has obtained a DMCA subpoena requiring the Tonic domain registry to hand over all information it holds on a wide range of ‘pirate’ sites. These include torrent giant 1337x.to and streaming portal BS.to, which are good for 78 million visits per month. Veterans Kinox.to and Movie4K.to are among the remaining targets. Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/ace-obtains-dmca-subpoena-to-unmask-operators-of-major-pirate-sites-201025/


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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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