DigameXtra No. 1773 Monday, Nov. 2nd, 2020

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Phoenix Events
-18th – Trip to Mijas, Las Lagunas a new supermarket Food & Co. Selling Tesco products. €15p
-27th – Black Friday La Canada, Marbella. €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
-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. We are now open from 12 – 2pm and bookings and payment may be made from 12.15 onwards.
-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. Our books are languishing and crying out to be read. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday from 12 noon until 2pm.
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Potter’s Bar- Nerja: Saturday 2pm. Please join us on our lovely terrace for a great bbq and live music from Paul Locky. Bookings essential, Tel: 685 435 767. 10€ per person. (Weather permitting).


Casita Griega – Torrox Costa: NEW WINTER HOURS, Lunch & Dinner
Our new opening times- Thursday thru Sunday, 13.00-15.00 and 18.00-22.00. This is for all winter 2020-2021 until Semana Santa, in April. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo.


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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:
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.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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For Sale: Serpentine bedroom couch, button back Victorian castors. shell pink “shot silk”. €250
Bill, Alcaucin area,
email: wfcleaver AT gmail d0t com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Blue glazed 30cm pot and Saucer and metal stand (in need of painting) €15
-Lot of assorted decorative pots – ideal for Christmas plants €15
-2 folding reclining high backed chairs – used condition plus folding wooden table all for only 40€
Avis-Algarrobo Costa – can meet anywhere on the coast
call +44 7881 554446
e mail: avis dot clay at hotmail dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Shower screen 101X180. With 3 sliding opaque doors. Pabano Madel Sur make. White colour with surround 30€
-In set wash basin and tap with white/ cream/ grey marble surround already cut for the basin to sit in 53 x 45 at the widest part of the marble surround. It was working before removal last week. 25€
-Wash basin and pedestal with tap, waste and some fittings 56×46 It was working before removal last week 25€
All are at Torrox Costa
judyannspain@yahoo. com


Wanted: House rental. Hello, I am looking for a flat or house to rent for the whole year, with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, in Torrox Costa, from El Morche to Conejito. Contact Silvia, El Morche:
silviacaminante@gmail.com or 666-782 766. Thank you!


News & Articles

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Police make 32 arrests in Madrid, after second night of disturbances across Spain: Violent demonstrators have taken to the streets this weekend in cities including Barcelona, Bilbao and Málaga to protest coronavirus restrictions such as the nighttime curfew
The demonstrators in Madrid set fire to trash containers in the capital’s Gran Vía boulevard as well as damaging store fronts and other commercial premises – in particular banks – in the area.
In the northern city of Bilbao there were four arrests at similar protests. In Vitoria, there were acts of vandalism in the center of the city while in San Sebastián demonstrators also set fire to trash containers. The central government delegate in La Rioja reported that seven National Police officers were injured after serious incidents in the city of Logroño, with at least six people arrested. In Málaga there was also damage caused by protestors and fires were set. Four people were arrested and an officer was injured in Santander, where 50 people demonstrated against the restrictions in the central Ayuntamiento square.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has spoken out against the violence and called the “violent and irrational” behavior “intolerable,” and perpetrated by violent minority groups. Full story:


Region of Murcia registers 12 covid deaths in 24 hours: New figures, published on Sunday, November 1, show that of the 708 new cases in the Region of Murcia, 211 have been detected in the municipality of Murcia and 64 in Cartagena with 12 people tragically losing their lives. Of the 12 covid deaths registered, six were men and the other six were women. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/01/region-of-murcia-registers-12-covid-deaths-in-24-hours/


Covid-19: Europe Update
-Portugal announces restrictions. Portugal’s measures cover 70% of the country. People will be required to stay at home except for work, school or essential errands. The new measures will apply to 121 communes out of 308 in the country. The measures encompass both Lisbon and Porto. People in those areas are being told to stay at home and work remotely where possible. Shops must close by 22:00.
-Slovakia has announced it is testing everyone over the age of 10 to try and stop the spread of the disease there. The project to test four million people in the country, where infections have soared, is expected to last over two weekends.
-Greece has announced a partial lockdown, with restaurants and other leisure activities closed in major Greek cities from Tuesday. Greece has not seen as many cases as other parts of Europe, but there has been a steady increase since early October.
Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54766184?


UK Government Restricts International Travel: New restrictions on international travel from England will be introduced by the UK government from Thursday 5 November.
Although Boris Johnson did not mention it during his statement at the press conference, ITV Political Editor Robert Peston was briefed beforehand, that international travel out of England will be banned, except for work. Travel within the UK is also discouraged. This has also been included on a list of restrictions published by Sky News, https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-what-you-can-and-cant-do-after-england-goes-into-second-lockdown-12119939. How this will be policed is a complete unknown.
Guidance is now available on the UK government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november#travel
-You should avoid all non-essential travel by private or public transport.
-Essential travel includes, but is not limited to essential shopping.
-Travelling to work where your workplace is open or you cannot work from home.
-Travelling to education and for caring responsibilities.
-Hospital GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health.
-If you need to travel we encourage you to reduce the number of journeys you make, walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. This will allow you to practise social distancing while you travel.
-Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed- including holidays in the UK and abroad. This includes staying in a second home, if you own one, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with. There are specific exceptions, for example if you need to stay away from home (including in a second home) for work purposes.
-The regulations implementing these measures, which will be far more detailed than today’s announcements, are expected to be published next week. They will also be subject to a vote in Parliament on Wednesday. Full atricle: https://londonairtravel.com/2020/10/31/uk-government-international-travel-restrictions/


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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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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