DigameXtra No. 1781 Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 2020

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All municipal boundaries in Andalucía to close on Tuesday, with curfew now from 10pm to 7am, and non-essential businesses shutting at 6pm.


La Casa Hotel & Restaurant: Hi Everyone!
A difficult time s for everyone in business at the moment with the new restrictions.
Our restaurant will now only be open for lunch closed in the evening until the restrictions are lifted.
-We are going to do a special menu for just 9.95 for 2 courses or 12.95 for 3 courses with a choice of starters, mains and dessert.
-We will open Monday to Saturday only. 12 until 5pm.
-This Saturday 14th November from 11.am until 5pm we will be holding a mini market at the Hotel with local people selling local products so come along and have a look, have a drink on our beautiful terrace or maybe have lunch.
To reserve for lunch call 662039741/952535471 we will also be offering takeaway meal options with pre-orders before 6pm.
Stay safe everyone.
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga


Liquid Lunch show: Sat., Nov 14th, 1pm.
Chiringuito Tropy, Calle Real s/n , Caleta de Velez 29751 Vélez-Málaga. Tel 689 23 76 43  FB Page


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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
Handyman service now available for those smaller jobs.
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or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
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Wanted: Manufacturing Jeweller. Does anyone know of a manufacturing jeweller who could set a diamond into an existing semi mount? Jan, Caleta de Velez.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Metalizada silver painted corner unit with lilac interior with glass shelves with key Measurements 40 cms into each corner Height 112cms Price 75€
-Rocking easy chair Price 40€
Contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Siemens laptop refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6in  display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has an International keyboard, English layout but with extra character keys, perfect for both English and Scandinavian users, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. HDMI adapter included.
€280. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)


News & Articles

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Gibraltar Gov’t Press Release (09 Nov., 2020)- Certain foodstuffs will not be allowed from Gibraltar into Spain in no deal situation:
In the event of no agreement on the future relationship between Gibraltar and the European Union, it will no longer be possible to take certain types of foodstuffs across the border from Gibraltar to Spain. The Government has today issued a Technical Notice on the subject so that the public familiarise themselves with the possible new situation.
As from 1 January 2021, it may no longer be possible for individuals to introduce any quantity of meat, milk, pet-food, or fishery products into the European Union, therefore into Spain. This also includes personal consignments of specific animal products such as honey, live oysters, live mussels and snails unless their combined quantity does not exceed 2KG per person. The details of the new arrangements that would apply are set out in EU law and summarised by the Government in the latest guidance to citizens and businesses.
There are other types of foodstuffs that will be allowed across like bread, cakes, sweets, chocolates, pasta and noodles for example.
Gibraltar left the European Union in January, together with the United Kingdom, and we continue in a period of transition until the end of this year. When we arrive at that point, there will either be agreement on our future relationship with the European Union, including its nearest Member State Spain, or there will be no agreement. The Government want to make it clear that it is working hard to secure an agreement. However, there are important red lines that we will not cross.
Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union means that certain processes and procedures will inevitably become more difficult, cumbersome and bureaucratic. It is important that everyone is aware of this and that, where possible, they plan ahead. The Government can only prepare in areas that are within its control. Even then, there will be certain areas where mitigation is not possible because the new situation simply reflects what it means to be outside the European Union.
Source: https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases/certain-foodstuffs-will-not-be-allowed-into-spain-in-no-deal-situation-7782020-6362


Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max review- The maximum experience:
The 2020 iPhones sport a shiny new design that is more akin to the latest iPad Pro and Air models. Or, if you’re harking back to yesteryear, the iPhone 4 from 2010.
That design change – which sees the buttons, speakers, and Lightning port stay in pretty much the same place as previous years – delivers a number of benefits. The main is that the 12 Pro Max packs in an even bigger screen than the iPhone 11 Pro Max from 2019 – it’s now 6.7-inches compared to 6.5-inches – in a footprint that is roughly the same. It’s an Apple Super Retina XDR display that’s HDR Dolby Vision ready and comes with True Tone technology for adapting the colours to your environment. It’s the same as found on the other models in the iPhone 12 range, just bigger. If you’re counting, the 12 Pro Max is actually a little thinner than its predecessor.
The screen bezel is still present – Apple hasn’t gone all Samsung quite yet – but because of the flat surgical-grade stainless steel band edge around the device, it appears thinner.
Such a large phone that it won’t be to everyone’s liking, but if you want big then this iPhone delivers without making the form-factor awkward to hold or use.
Full verdict-
For: Great cameras, 5G connectivity when you need it, Big and bold screen, Design is large but not awkward & A14 Bionic processing power
Against: Low-light photography enhancements could be better. Much the same experience as the cheaper (and smaller) iPhone 12 Pro. Full article: https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/reviews/apple/154534-iphone-12-pro-max-review


London’s street performers face a crackdown: London’s street performers — the Brits call them “buskers” — are up in arms over a threat to their livelihoods. Their earnings have already taken a beating this year as the number of foreign visitors to the British capital has slumped by three-quarters. And now that the U.K. has entered a second pandemic lockdown, there will be fewer British visitors to the capital in the weeks ahead.
But the buskers are incensed for another reason. A local authority — Westminster City Council — is planning to curb street entertainment in the West End because, the council says, some of the buskers are noisy, anti-social, and in some cases, downright dangerous. The council is proposing to cut the number of sites where the buskers can perform, to impose a licensing and insurance system and to ban certain equipment that it regards as unsafe. Full story: https://www.marketplace.org/2020/11/09/londons-street-performers-face-a-crackdown/


Look Out! Here Comes Your Spanish Big Brother: Spain to monitor online fake news and give a ‘political response’ to disinformation campaigns. The government will be the arbiter of what constitutes such stories with no representatives from the media or journalist associations involved in the process.
That’s according to the “Procedure for Intervention against Disinformation,” (that even sounds scary, straight out of 1984, no? -Ed.) which was approved last month by the country’s National Security Council and was published on Thursday in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
The document makes provisions for the possibility of carrying out communication campaigns in order to counter fake news stories, albeit stopping short of censoring them. It leaves in the hands of the government the authority to decide what exactly constitutes misinformation. The protocol updates one that has been in place since March 2019, but that was not made public, and regulates an activity that began under the previous government. PHOTO:Twitter@gmoreaubooks. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-11-09/spain-to-monitor-online-fake-news-and-give-a-political-response-to-disinformation-campaigns.html


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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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