DigameXtra No. 1775 Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 2020

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

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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.


Weather Alert: Axarquía Moderate thunderstorm warning.
Yellow Warning for Storms in effect from Wednesday, 12:00 PM CET until Thursday, 12:00 AM CET.
Expect some minor disruption to outdoor activities.
Source: State Meteorological Agency. https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/weather-warnings/302197


UPDATED- The Lockdown Rumour Mill: There is a lot of talk going around on radio programs and Fakebook suggesting Andalucia is headed back to Home Confinement. Do not believe the rumours, only the National Gov’t can declare home confinement. That requires a vote, so we will have advance notice if such a vote is scheduled. There should be an official update later this week, or early next week when they must review/renew the curfew.
Reference: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-11-02/spanish-government-refuses-a-regions-request-for-home-confinement.html


Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery
Open by appointment everyday 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 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


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.


Restaurante Los Naranjos- Alcaucin: Miguel Botana show. Sat., Nov 7th 2pm. Reserve tables- 619 390 146


Bossa Playa Bar- Torrox: Luis Molero show. Sunday Nov 8th 4:30pm. Ctra. el Peñoncillo, 45 29770 Torrox.
Info & Res 601 642 882  FB Page


Juan Luis Pascual show: Sat., Nov 7th 2pm. Restaurante La Viuda, Mezquitilla. Free entry. +34 952 55 12 06
AV. Andalucia 102, 29750 Algarrobo, FB Page


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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.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


FAB Facial Aesthetic Beauty:
All things Semi Permanent Make Up
Salon appointments available in Competa and Caleta
Fully Mobile covering Malaga Province and South Granada (Restrictions allowing)
e mail ddmatthews67@gmail.com
WhatsApp 608 495 667
For your no obligation, confidential consultation


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain is located in Sayalonga.
We have 2 new videos showing an experiment planting Vetiver in a tall Ornamental pot showing the results of the root growth after about 8 months.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/g1WRvjE6oAk
Part 2: https://youtu.be/HNviq7XdRM4
These short videos show you the incredible root system of Vetiver is and why it is so beneficial to fighting erosion and preserving top soil.
Want more videos? Please go to our YouTube video page.
We also have Lemon Grass and Moringa Seedlings available now.
Please contact us for more information. Visits are by appointment.
Phone or WhatsApp for David: (34) 692 288 657
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Website: www.vetiverspain.com


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
3 matching rugs, Measurements
Photo1 282 x 198cms 35€
Photo 2 133 x 185cms 25€
Photo 3 133 x 185cms 25€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Air Compressor. Fiac/Cevik Air Compressor 3HP/2.2kW 145psi with 100 litre tank.
With auto on/off and air pressure regulator.
Used only for one project – in as-new condition.
Cost 450€ new. Selling for 225€
More pics on request.
Located in Jete. Nick. 609 706 210
Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


News & Articles

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UK records 397 COVID deaths, highest daily toll since May: The United Kingdom reported 397 new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest daily figure since May 27, as the government prepares to introduce a national lockdown in England to stop a wave of infections threatening the health service.
The UK, which has the biggest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19, is grappling with more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day. Scientists have warned a worst-case scenario of 80,000 dead could be exceeded this winter.
Tuesday’s figure raised the total number of people who have died in the United Kingdom within 28 days of testing positive for the new coronavirus since the start of the pandemic to 47,250.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-cases-idUSKBN27J2LS


Terrorism threat level in Britain raised to ‘severe’: (Reuters, updated Nov. 3, 2020, 5:23 PM) – Britain’s terrorism threat level has been raised to ‘severe’ as a precaution following attacks in France and Austria, interior minister Priti Patel said on Tuesday.
The change, which means an attack is now seen as highly likely, comes the day after a gunman in Vienna identified as a convicted jihadist killed four people in a rampage overnight. France has also suffered three attacks in recent weeks.
“This is a precautionary measure following the terrible instances that we’ve seen in France last week, and the events that we saw in Austria last night,” Patel said in a televised statement
She said the public should not be alarmed and that the change in threat level was not based on any specific threat.
The new threat level means an attack is highly likely, according to the government’s classification system. The previous ‘substantial’ level meant an attack was likely. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-security-threat/terrorism-threat-level-in-britain-raised-to-severe-idUSKBN27J24W


Bus travel will soon be free for all Fuengirola residents: This will also allow residents’ pets to travel for free. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202010/30/public-transport-will-free-20201030100152-v.html


Third earthquake rattles Spain’s Costa Blanca: An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Ritcher scale was registered in the early hours of Tuesday morning at a depth of 2km beneath the village of Relleu, an area inland from Alicante between the coast and Alcoi.
This was the third earthquake to hit the region in two days after two less intense tremors occurred on Sunday evening and Monday morning. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201103/earthquakes-rattle-spains-costa-blanca


Motril police check that drivers aren’t breaking Granada lockdown: Motril Local Police assisted by the National Police set up a number of checks on roads leading to the beaches to see whether there were any drivers ignoring Granada lockdown. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/02/motril-police-check-that-drivers-arent-breaking-granada-lockdown/


WhatsApp integrates option to free up storage quickly: If you are an active user, you may have noticed that WhatsApp is using a lot of space on the device. Much of it comes from chat data, media files, and other files that get transferred between users or in WhatsApp groups. It was not practicable up until now to delete data from within the application to free up space.
Manage Storage is a new feature that provides an easy and straightforward cleaning option. Just select Manage Storage in the settings and either get rid of all data or selectively to free up space. Since you always see what you will delete, it is easy to decide whether something needs to stay or can go. Full article: https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/03/whatsapp-integrates-option-to-free-up-storage-quickly/


HACKED AGAIN! Google Chrome Browser Has Another Flaw Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser: Google has patched a second actively exploited zero-day flaw in the Chrome browser in two weeks, along with addressing nine other security vulnerabilities in its latest update.
The company released 86.0.4240.183 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which it said will be rolling out over the coming days/weeks to all users. Update your Chrome browser now, and again next week. This is critically important if you do on-line banking and shopping! Here are short videos to show you how-
Windows users: https://youtu.be/CuD8S5tzgSY
Android users: https://youtu.be/aiVdzEfxW30
iPhone users: https://youtu.be/chz4jiR9Jwo
Mac users: https://youtu.be/vSLd_IE3GCk
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2020/11/new-chrome-zero-day-under-active.html


For the latest COVID-19 info visit:


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

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

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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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
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