DigameXtra No. 1770 Friday, Oct. 30th 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/


97.6 COAST FM GOLD IS NOW BACK ON FM.….no lag, pops or whistles!!!


Change of date notice for November Car Boot/Market: El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela.
Due to Sunday 1st November, being a National Holiday, we have moved the date of the above, from Sunday 1st November to Sunday 8th November.
Full advert will appear next week.
Advance notice: Also, please note that the December market, has been moved from Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th, for the same reason (National holiday).
For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301


The Royal British Legion: You are cordially invited to a Remembrance Event at the Chapel Bar– Calle Jaen, Nerja.
Saturday the 7th Nov., 2pm. Games, food and drinks. Tombala Stall. Proceeds to Poppy Appeal. Info 643 212 944


Allan Clayton with No Worries: Sat., Oct 31, 1pm.
Chiringguito Tropy, Caleta de Velez-Malaga


The Halloween party will go on! But due to the curfew, earlier than foreseen!
Start at 7pm.
Live Music is with Pete Carter and The Toalzer.
Food: HOG ROAST and other delicious dishes.
Cortijo Benitez 2BJ 29100 Coín
Make your reservation 636 187 221 or online at
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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 is having a special offer over Christmas ! :
3 nights, December 24th, 25th, 26th with B&B
Christmas eve dinner with wine
Christmas day traditional English 3 course late lunch with Cava, wine + free bar all day and all the bells & whistles associated with Christmas
Santas present for everyone.
Boxing day lunch
375€ for 2 sharing a double room
We will of course be running our normal specials over the next few months.
Spaces are limited on, first to book basis.
We follow the covid restrictions carefully and we have plenty of room for social distancing.
100€ deposit is required for booking but will be returned if the covid rules change.
Location: Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga
Sat Nav Co-ordinates 36.920529, -4.684685
CHECK IN TIME From 2:30pm
http://www.casamagel.com ; casamagel@yahoo.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre:
-Lovely claret colour 2 seater reclining sofa adjustable headrests and extending footrests . Measurements 200 x 110cms Price 125€
-6 solid pine chairs with rattan seats. Price 50€ for the 6
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Cointra hotwater boiler by solar. €80. Substituted this 3 year old 150 liter Cointra hot water boiler by solar. In perfect working order. Some smaller scratches while taking it of the roof where it was for some months. (Installed a bigger one)
-Hanging lamp (no need anymore). €20
Both can be picked up in Frigiliana ( San Rafael)
Send a email to Yvonne:
yvonne.cloosterman at Gmail.com
6 2992 7311


News & Articles

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Closed borders- How can I travel in or from Spain right now? : Most regions in Spain have announced they will close their borders over the long All Saints’ weekend and keep the restrictions in place for longer. But are there exceptions? And what if you live in a region without restrictions and want to travel to another unaffected part of the country or abroad? Read full article at: https://www.thelocal.es/20201029/closed-borders-how-can-i-travel-through-or-from-spain-right-now


Another SIXTEEN UK areas to enter Tier 2 lockdown: The areas entering Tier 2 are: East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Dudley, Staffordshire, Telford and the Wrekin, Amber Valley, Bolsover, Derbyshire Dales, Derby City, South Derbyshire, the whole of High Peak in Derbyshire, Charnwood, Luton and Oxford City.
Under Tier 2 restrictions, socialising indoors is banned with anyone you don’t live with; this of course includes pubs and restaurants as well as private homes. When outdoors, groups are to be kept to a maximum of 6 and observe national social distancing guidelines. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/29/another-sixteen-uk-areas-to-enter-tier-2-lockdown/


Self-employed ‘unemployment’ aid increases by more than 105,000 workers after the new conditions: A total of 105,367 self-employed are incorporated this month as beneficiaries of the ‘unemployment’ aid created by cessation or great reduction of the activity of self-employed workers. Social Security has reported this Thursday that tomorrow, Friday more than 256,000 self-employed will receive some of the benefits launched by the Government to alleviate the situation of this group as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, 151,442 workers received aid, representing an increase of 70%.
The increase in beneficiaries is mainly due to the extension of benefits authorized by the Government from October, although also to the increase in the beneficiaries of the aid already existing until September. Thus, tomorrow the aid will be paid to a total of 256,809 workers, at a cost of 243.21 million euros. Last month’s payroll was 157.5 million, so the increase in spending is 54%. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/self-employed-unemployment-aid-increases-by-more-than-105000-workers-after-the-new-conditions/


Jet2 stops flights to Spain and the Balearics until February 2021:
Despite positive news recently that flights to the Canary Islands would be resuming in the next few days, this latest news from the tour operator will come as a massive blow to holidaymakers as the coronavirus continues to cause havoc to air travel across Europe.
Flights to Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Gran Canaria are back on the cards are they were removed from the quarantine list last week but now flights to Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga and Ibiza have been cancelled until next year. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/29/more-flights-cancelled-jet2-stops-flights-to-spain-and-the-balearics-until-february-2021/


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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

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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