DigameXtra No. 1768 Wednesday, Oct. 28th 2020

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Due to the new Curfew, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

This weekend is All Saints Day long weekend, and as All Saints Day is Nov 1st, it falls on a Sunday which will make this a “bridge holiday” where Monday is also a holiday.
Source: https://publicholidays.es/2020-dates/


Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery:
I will be at Viveros Florena today for the weekly market with A3 prints of all my paintings. €20 each. 10.00am – 2.00pm.
Open by appointment every day from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes. Commissions considered.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available.
The galley is air-conditioned but is also well ventilated.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch: 616 891 473 (Whatsapp).
Email: mitchfranceart@hotmail.com
Facebook: mitchfranceart
Instagram: mitchfranceart
Twitter: mitchfranceart


At Chiringuito Paradise:
-Sat Oct 31st, 3pm. Juan Luis Pascual live.
-Sun Nov 1st, 3pm. Dany More
Algarrobo Costa. Tel 695 38 66 98  FB Page


Charity Benefit for the Artists Malagueno: Sunday Nov 1st.
Featuring Tati, “La Molineta” + Ascen la Flamenca + D’Flamenkura + Fran Alba. 2PM
Gran Cafe del Mar, Reservations: 664 25 30 35
La Laguna 68, Torre del Mar


Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group
Please NOTE new times
Calling all Ladies (& Gents if they so wish).
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Algarrobo Costa on Thursdays. All Virus Precautions are in place.
The group is well over 6/7 years old and would love new members to come along and join us. And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
We will teach you either craft if you wish.
We will be meeting at Caffe Loppen on the Algarroba Costa front from around 11 am to 12 – 1pm ish this and every Thursday. Hope to see you there.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk


Services Wanted/Offered


Nik of all Trades: Services available for home, garden and office
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost.
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free!


Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/


Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
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Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
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If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
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Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga is now fully open!
We have started to receive clients but by appointment only. It is wonderful to finally be able to have visitors! We are of course following the legal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
The summer is a great time to plant Vetiver as this plant is indigenous to India. Vetiver loves the heat of summer to grow. Vetiver is often used as a wind barrier in the fall and winter months. Vetiver is the best plant to stabilise erosion prone locations before the first fall rains come. We have plenty of plants in stock for either pickup or delivery via the Spanish Correos.
It is always a great way to spend a day in the garden.
We also have Moringa seeds, Lemon Grass, Moringa seedlings and now our new product, Organic Moringa Powder. If you do not know the medicinal powers of Moringa you can check it out here. https://www.vetiverspain.org/moringa-oleifera-.html
This month we have some specials for both pickup and shipments.
Contact: David y Anna
www DOT vetiverspain DOT com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
Cell and WhatsApp: (34) 692 288 657






Lemon Grass






For Sale: Gas boiler. Approximately 2 years old Nechar gas boiler good working order €75 Ono or exchange for an exercise bike call or what’s app Jan on 646402668.


For Sale: ALSTAR astronomical telescope, various accessories
( e.g. lenses ), wooden tripod ( one leg a little bit wormy ).
Selling because we thought it would be nice to watch the stars in the campo but acutally simply not using. Price 30€
To be picked up / Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne : 685 247 505


For Sale: Bathroom Sink with marble surround. In perfect/as new condition, complete with tap unit and 2 substantial stainless steel supports. 120€ ONO. La Herradura, Nick, 609 706 210
Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


For Sale: Ready to Roll ! Honda XR 125. Registered 2007
Spanish Plates. 4 stroke engine , electric start.
Total Service. New Tyres. New seat cover. Just 15,738 k on clock
Two Year ITV exp October 2022. €1,650
BUYER to pay transfer
Please contact Patricia on 653 537 615 or email pbritsky@msn.com


For Sale: Revitive Circulation Booster – Advanced Performance
Excellent condition. Complete with box, full instructions and remote control. Help with sore tired legs and swollen ankles.
€80. Collect from Caleta de Velez. Jan, Tel. 658041079


For Sale, 3 items:
-Jackery powerbar English Power connections €25
-WIFi on the go, Orange €25
-Electrical heater €25
All working perfectly.
Saskia, Torrox Costa Tlf 627684256
Vincedvvo @ Hotmail com (those are 2 “v”s, not a “W” -Ed.)


For Sale: Pet Cage. 56cm x 45cm x 50cm heavyweight galvanised Rosewood dog cage with plastic removable bottom liner. Easily folded down with spring clips. The perfect way to travel with your dog! 35€. Phone James in Competa.
0034 711008885
Or email mercman2018 at iCloud dot com
Meet-up in Competa or preferably at Torrox BP garage of Autovia.


Recommendations & Requests


Curfew Regarding Travelling: Friends arrive “Santander” Sat. 6.00pm and intend driving to Nerja through the night. Is it possible with the new curfew instructions? Derek, Nerja
delowe at hotmail .es


News & Articles

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Regional government plans to close Andalucía for the All Saints holiday weekend (Sat. Oct. 31 thru Mon. Nov. 2): The regional government has announced that it is planning to close Andalucía’s borders for this long All Saints holiday weekend. The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, said he was in favour of the measure in an interview on the Cope radio station on Tuesday morning, although he added that a final decision would be announced on Wednesday after hearing advice from his committee of experts. (I will post that info here, hopefully tomorrow, after the official announcement is released. -Ed.)
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202010/27/regional-government-close-andalucia-20201027111112.html


Andalucía adds 54 deaths in a single day, the highest figure in the second wave of the coronavirus: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es} Andalucia registers 2,823 infections of Covid-19 and the number of hospitalized in the last 24 hours increases by 118. The Junta de Andalucía warns about the aggressive wave and the sharp increase in hospitalizations.
Day by day, Andalusia is approaching the peak of the first wave epidemic. The figures for the evolution of the curve invite pessimism. This Tuesday, three records were beaten in the second onslaught of the pandemic in the community: the volume of deaths, the number of infections on a Tuesday day and the accumulated number of hospitalized. This Tuesday there have been 54 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of deaths in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, according to updated data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA).
The increase in infections has once again subjected Andalusian hospitals to a tough stress test. In the last 24 hours, there have been reported 118 more hospitalizations, bringing the number of hospitalized patients to 2,262 today. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-andalucia-suma-54-muertes-solo-cifra-mas-alta-segunda-coronavirus-202010271244_noticia.html


Scottish Parliament Approves New Five-Tier Lockdown Plan For Monday: The updated version of the five-tier framework includes new rules for pubs, bars and restaurants at each level- although the FM admitted that it may not please hospitality workers after several weeks of closures. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/27/breaking-news-scottish-parliament-approves-five-tier-lockdown-plan-for-monday/


Spain planning to hike taxes on rich and companies, Update: Spain plans to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund greater spending on infrastructure and health and rebuild its pandemic-ravaged economy, according to the government’s draft budget for 2021 presented Tuesday.
If the hikes are approved, large business groups will pay more corporate tax through limitations on deductions involving dividends and capital gains obtained through subsidiaries. Tax will go up three percentage points for capital gains of €200,000 and over, and two points for wage and salary income of more than €300,000. The deal also sets a minimum tax rate of 15% for real estate investment trusts. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-10-27/spain-planning-tax-hikes-for-highest-earners-as-part-of-expansive-budget.html


Only risk groups and their partners have access to flu vaccination in Andalucia: {Translated from https://seville.abc.es} The shortage of doses in pharmacies prevents the rest of the population from getting it.
The measure of monopolizing the largest number of doses has caused shortages in pharmacies, so that at the moment the people who decided to get vaccinated on their own in the previous campaign by acquiring the vaccine cannot do so on this occasion, despite the repeated calls to the general population to get vaccinated against the flu.
Sources from the Ministry told ABC that the message is directed especially to the population at risk and reminded the rest of the population that the consequences of a flu contagion without being at risk are generally slight and that the risk of contagion of the flu this season is less precisely because of the prevention measures that are followed against the coronavirus with the use of a mask, respect for distance and continuous hand washing. Source with list of “Risk Groups”, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-solo-grupos-riesgo-y-convivientes-tienen-acceso-vacunacion-gripe-andalucia-202010271924_noticia.html


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK Coronavirus:


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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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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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