DigameXtra No. 1829 Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2020

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DigameXtra Wishes all it’s
Readers, Sponsors & Subscribers
a very happy holiday season!
Plus a Very Special Thanks to the 10 readers
who sent in Christmas donations
and to the Dutch lady who tipped me
€50 on a €100 laptop repair! Your generosity
is GREATLY appreciated! -Naythan, Editor

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Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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

For the current official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

 

New Years Eve El Mojito – Carihuela – Torremolinos
Reservations required
The amazing BeatleOne Show + GuitarMan
Featuring amazing Beatle hits sang by all Beatles taking you from the cavern to the roof top – the ultimate Beatle experience
Authentic Beatle guitars and outfits – featuring Johns early Rickenbacker and the Epiphone Casino used in the 1965 Shea stadium concert also with the matching outfit
Ultímate John vocal ‘anytime at all’ , ‘Help!’ & ‘ You can’t do that’
The Paul experience ‘get back!’ ‘Saw her standing there’ and the amazing Hey Jude
Not forgetting George ‘here comes the sun’ and ‘octopuses garden’
To name a few!! A beatle show to remember! Come and enjoy the BeatleOne experience – featuring a 30 minute 50’s to the 80’s after show from the guitar man
Show starts 21.00pm- Free entry
El Mojito – Carihuela – Torremolinos, Calle bulto 80, 29620 Málaga FB Page

 

New Years Eve at Biddy Mulligans La Cala: Just about a year ago we came to Biddy Mulligans La Cala to sing you all into 2020, so now it would only be rude if we didn’t come back to help you dance out the other end of it into 2021, right?
15€ including a glass of bubbly – Call +34 952 49 48 77 or Whatsapp 603 864 258 or ask any of the lovely Biddy’s Staff for more information & reservations.
Boulevard de la Cala 29649 Mijas  FB Page

 

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BluCee Real Estate hope that you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and we are wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2021.
We will be back at Trapiche market on the 5th of January 2021. It is open 9:30-13:30 hrs, address is Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 KM, 29718 Vélez-Málaga.
We have had many enquiries and showings over the Christmas period and we are looking for more properties to present to an ever growing list of clients. If you are thinking of selling your property or if it is already listed but you’re not getting the viewings you need, then contact BluCee – info@blucee.com / tel: 711 042 727
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.

 

Cómpeta Solar
-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es

 

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 specialities. Winter hours with current curfew: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-17.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 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/

 

MALAGALINGO- HAPPY 2021 FOR EVERYONE!!!
Is 2021 going to be the year you learn Spanish?
Come to speak Spanish in a fun and relaxed way
Don’t struggle with the Spanish language anymore
– ONLINE Spanish lessons > in Zoom or Skype
– ONSITE Spanish lessons > in our OUTDOOR TERRACE
Free registration and materials
Ample free parking
** Free trial lesson
Web: https://malagalingo.com &  FB Page
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493

 

Casa Magel: Lots of space here for social distancing.
Our offers are still available.
Great for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations, no curfew or driving.
2 Nights B&B with 1 night 3 course meal + wine for 2 sharing a double room
or 3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course meal + wine + 1 evening or lunchtime tapas & drinks in a local bar or in house
Great for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or just a nice relaxing break.
Location: Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga
casamagel@yahoo.com, 722879503
Website https://www.casamagel.com

 

Churches & Worship

 

EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)

 

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE Organic & Aromatic Skincare for 40+
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
NEW PRODUCT – Face Cleanser With Bulgarian Rose is now available, 100% organic & vegan
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102
Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link

 

For Sale: 2 x Electric folding bikes Hoptown 500 from Decathlon. Two and a half years old, always stored indoors and like new. Aluminium frame, 3 power settings, 3 gears, extras include gel saddles, foam filled tyres and remainder of 3 year extra warranty (May 2021). Cost over €600 each and only used 3 times, so like new condition. For sale €350 each or €600 for the pair. Contact Sarah in Vinuela at dustersdm@yahoo.co.uk or 642 654 197

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Large, sturdy cupboard, suitable for workshop/garage etc. 150 wide, 68 deep, 140 high. Dusty but in good condition. 40€
-3 Pouffs, large one diameter = 90cms as new condition with matching cusion and 2 small ones. All 3 for 40€
-Sink with marble surround (w/taps and support brackets) – perfect condition – 50€
Nick, Almuñécar, 609 706 210
Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

2020 Children’s Christmas Gift Drive:
Vetiver Spain in conjunction with Competa Properties, the Sayalonga Town Hall, Sayalonga Sol and the Red Cross are collecting gifts for needy children. We have participated in this event since 2011 and it gets more successful every year thanks to our friends and clients. We want to thank you all who have participated over the years.
In this link you can find out how to participate and where to either mail or deliver your gifts to. same service but online and by appointment only pleasesame service but online and by appointment only pleaseWe ask that the gifts be wrapped and labeled by boy or girl and the age group to make it easier for distribution.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/sayalonga-children-s-christmas.html
We hope everyone has a safe Holiday and we are sure that 2021 will be better!

 

Recommendation of Car Clean Malaga: On Tuesday, we received back the car that had been with Warren of Car Clean Malaga for treatment.
We have been most impressed with
1. The punctuality. Times given were adhered to.
2. The price quoted & charged.
3. We were kept in touch with the progress of the process.
4. Warren’s honesty in explaining if he was not happy with a result
& question if he should go ahead with the remedy.
The results on a 15year old car are far more than we anticipated.
The car is gleaming; paintwork, headlights, wheels, interior & boot.
Everything is to a standard greater than expected.
We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants their
car brought back to a pristine condition.
You can contact Warren at Whatsapp 618 346 098
Car Clean Malaga contact info can be found in the Sponsor’s Section of DigameXtra everyday.
Sancia, Arenas, sanciadanksATyahooD0Tco.uk

 

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Ireland to return to full Covid lockdown for at least a month: Ireland’s premier Micheal Martin has announced the country “must return to full-scale Level 5 restrictions for at least one month” amid rising Covid-19 cases. The strictest measures include the closure of non-essential retail and gyms and visits to private homes or gardens will be banned – unless exempt for care reasons or support bubbles. No social and family gatherings can take place, and the return to school has been pushed back by three days to January 11.
Weddings can continues with up to six guest, as can funerals with up to 10 mourners. Mr Martin urged the public to “stay at home except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes”.
Full article: https://www.itv.com/news/2020-12-30/ireland-to-return-to-full-covid-lockdown-for-at-least-a-month

 

Germany suffers its highest Covid death toll yet with over 1,100 victims in just 24 hours despite national lockdown: Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors are due to meet next week to review the situation and the country’s sweeping lockdown measures. Full article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13607317/germany-suffers-its-highest-covid-death-toll-yet/

 

Tax rises for high earners, a VAT hike for sugary drinks… Here are the changes included in Spain’s 2021 budget: The Spanish government has included a cocktail of fiscal measures in the 2021 budget, which has just been definitively approved by the Senate.
-Income tax (IRPF). The government has included a two-point rise in tax rates for earned income exceeding €300,000 a year, and of three points for capital income above €200,000.
-Sales tax (VAT). The budget includes a VAT rise for sugary and sweetened drinks, which will now be subject to a 21% rate compared to the current 10%.
-Excluded from the 2021 budget, meanwhile, is the planned reduction on VAT rates for feminine hygiene products and veterinarian services.
-Wealth tax. Another change contained in the budget is the indefinite introduction of wealth tax.
-Pension plans. The government will be reducing tax relief on contributions to individual pension plans. The maximum limit for deductions on contributions made over the fiscal year will fall from €8,000 to €2,000. For collective plans, however, the limit will rise from €8,000 to €10,000.
-Insurance premiums. The 2021 budget also includes a rise from 6% to 8% on the rate applied to insurance premiums.
Full story: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-12-29/tax-rises-for-high-earners-a-vat-hike-for-sugary-drinks-here-are-the-changes-included-in-spains-2021-budget.html

 

For the latest COVID-19 info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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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DigameXtra No. 1828 Wednesday, Dec. 30th, 2020

Welcome to DigameXtra !

Most of the content in this blog site comes from its subscribers & followers, submissions are subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. Content from other sources is credited. The Editor is Naythan, aka DoctorLaptop.

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 How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.photocollage.com/

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).

Holiday Schedule For DigameXtra:
DigameXtra will not publish issues on the following days.
January 2021
-Friday, 1st– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
-Saturday, 2nd– Sponsor posts for Saturday will appear Sunday.
-Wednesday, 6th– Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.

DigameXtra Wishes all it’s
Readers, Sponsors & Subscribers
a very happy holiday season!
Plus a Very Special Thanks to the 9 readers
who sent in Christmas donations
and to the Dutch lady who tipped me
€50 on a €100 laptop repair! Your generosity
is GREATLY appreciated! -Naythan, Editor

 

What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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

For the current official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

 

Flamenco New Years Eve Party: At Di Botanic, Thursday 31DEC, free, 16:30. Music by Quinteros & Dani Kous. Reservations 677 69 34 65
Calle Estepona 1, Torrox Costa.

 

Scottish Bar New Years Eve Party: Thursday 31DEC. The Beer Garden Bar & Kitchen. Live music from “Booze” and “Captain Eric” from 9pm. Limited seating.
Avenida Mediterraneo, corner of Chaparil 29780 Nerja
+353 86 919 3221  FB Page

 

Casa Arts: Casa Arts is looking forward to closing off this extraordinary year with you and we are thrilled to present our New Year’s menu!
-We will be serving our New Year’s menu between 13:00-18:00 & 20:00-1:00 on 31 December 2020, and between 13:00 & 20:00-22.30 on 1 January 2021.
To avoid travelling back home after a night of delicious foods & drinks, reserve your room in our cosy hotel.
We are proud of our vegetarian and vegan options.
We cater for different dietary requirements and preferences, so please let us know if there is anything else that we can do to satisfy your needs! We will be open all of December and are happy to host private parties as well, including serving personalised menus. Please enquire for more information!
Please reserve your table in advance (a deposit of 15€/pp will be asked upon reserving).
See you there!
Address: Casa Arts, 13 Carril de las Alberquillas, 29711 Alcaucín
Reserve: + 32 484 66 84 99 or +34 603 69 50 91 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 DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday 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

 

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.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/youtube.html
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

 

For Sale: King-size bedhead. Size 150cm x 125cm. 25€
Buyer to take away. Torrox.
WhatsApp Derek on 627476041
capuchinos7@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Tip from a Reader: UK ‘home fees’ for British students in Spain who wish to study in the UK. Until recently, the position of UK nationals living in Spain who wish to study in the UK has been uncertain. At one time, it had appeared that after Brexit, the children of UK nationals in Spain would have to pay overseas university fees which are far more expensive than the home fees and that there would be no access to UK student loans. The only way around this would have been for the prospective student to reside in the UK for 3 years in order to achieve the residence requirements.
Fortunately however, this has now all changed. On 11th August this year, the UK government advised that UK nationals living in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland would continue to be eligible for UK home fees and student grants for courses up to the end of 2027. The requisite conditions are (a) that the person was ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland on Dec 31st 2020, and (b) they have been ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland continuously since that date and for the three years before beginning the course in the UK.
Apparently, the latter condition does permit a gap year outside of Europe as long as that doesn’t constitute a permanent move out of the EEA. The above also covers those children who are not themselves UK nationals as long their parents meet the requisite conditions.
For more information, see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-nationals-in-the-eea-and-switzerland-access-to-higher-education-and-19-further-education
Also see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/student-finance-eligibility-2021-to-2022-academic-year updated on 21st December and which points to https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/946292/Eligibility_rules_for_home_fee_status_and_student_finance_for_2021_to_22.pdf on Page 6 of which the same regulations are stated.
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More than 350,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine arrive in Spain as mass immunization campaign begins: With a day of delay, the first 350,000 doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Spain on Tuesday, as the mass immunization campaign got underway after a symbolic administration of the vaccine across all of the country’s regions on Sunday. The containers with the vaccine arrived by plane on Tuesday at airports in Madrid, Barcelona, Vitoria, Valencia and Seville, from where they were distributed to the rest of the regions, according to a statement from the Health Ministry. The Spanish army will transport the vials that are to be allocated to the Canary and Balearic Islands, as well as Spain’s North African exclave cities of Ceuta and Melilla. Full article:
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COVID drives Dutch death rate up to highest level since WWII: The number of deaths in the Netherlands increased at the highest rate since World War Two this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dutch national statistics office (CBS) said on Tuesday.
Up to last week, around 162,000 deaths were reported in the country of 17 million this year, 13,000 more than would have been expected in a regular year, the CBS said. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-netherlands-casual/covid-drives-dutch-death-rate-up-to-highest-level-since-wwii-idUSKBN2930OE

 

45% of those selected decline Algarrobo mass Covid screening: Forty-five per cent of those selected randomly to take part in mass screening in Algarrobo failed to turn up. And of the 263 people tested, two were positive for Covid. The screening was organised by the Ministry of Health and Family of the Junta de Andalucía to determine the extent of the virus in the municipality, which has had one of the highest incidences in the entire province of Malaga. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/29/45-of-those-selected-decline-algarrobo-mass-covid-screening/

 

Tony Rice, bluegrass flatpicking master, dies aged 69, guitarists pay tribute: Rice died on Christmas morning at his home in Reidsville, North Carolina. News of his death was shared via the International Bluegrass Music Association on social media.
“It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to one of the most iconic voices & musicians in bluegrass,” the statement reads.
“Few will ever match his skill & influence. Rest in Peace, Tony.”
Rice was renowned for his fluid, melodious flatpicking on his Martin D-28, which influenced scores of acoustic guitarists who followed, including the likes of Jason Isbell, Ricky Skaggs and Billy Strings.
“Tony Rice was the single most influential acoustic guitar player in the last 50 years,” Skaggs wrote on Facebook. “Many if not all of the bluegrass guitar players of today would say that they cut their teeth on Tony Rice’s music. He loved hearing the next generation players play his licks. I think that’s where he got most of his joy as a player.”
As well as releasing a number of albums under his own name, Rice was a prolific collaborator, whether as a member of the David Grisman Quintet, or playing with the likes of Jerry Garcia and Dolly Parton. Full article: https://www.guitarworld.com/news/tony-rice-bluegrass-flatpicking-master-dies-aged-69-guitarists-pay-tribute
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Police seize 160 firearms and military explosives in Malaga raids:
During ‘Operation Nongreta’ officers seized a veritable arsenal with 160 firearms – including 121 hand guns, 22 assault rifles and eight submachine guns, as well as numerous ammunition, silencers and even a grenade with 1.5 kilogrammes of military-grade explosives.
Police say that the three arrested had been operating for three years, buying from abroad before modifying them in a secret workshop. PHOTO:GUARDIA CIVIL. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/29/british-arrested-police-seize-20201229120116.html

 

Spanish Pirate IPTV Site Operators Facing Six Years Prison, Six Million Euros in Damages: In 2015, authorities in Spain launched an investigation into pirate site Descargasmix.com and around 15 associated domains illegally providing copyright protected content. At the time, the sites were considered to be the most important platforms targeting Spanish-speaking audiences. Two men, alleged to be the sites’ operators will go on trial in 2021, with prosecutors demanding six-year prison sentences and damages in excess of six million euros. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-site-operators-facing-six-years-prison-six-million-euros-in-damages-201229/

 

Another Spanish Pirate IPTV Bust: Police dismantled a criminal group dedicated to the illegal broadcasting of audiovisual content throughout Spain via the IPTV system. Eight people were arrested for their alleged involvement with the organisation that managed the administration and illegal distribution of the signal to at least 15,000 users throughout Spain. They did so through groups on social networks which have since been closed. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/29/eight-arrested-for-illegal-broadcasting/

 

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For the current official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

 

Silvester Party: Bea’s Postamt, BLQ 80 Torrox Costa 29793
Dec 31, 7pm with DJ Dix  FB Page

 

New Years Eve Party: At Bar Familia with Flip & Friends 9pm.
4 Camino de Magiaza 29180 Ríogordo  FB Page

 

New Years Eve Party: With The Killer Rockets at Bar El Boquetillo, Frigiliana. 7:30pm €5. 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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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo:
Our Christmas and New year holiday season times are in the poster below.
We will be changing our menu slightly and offering along side our a la carte dining, a new set menu available for both lunch and dinner.
We do advise booking if possible as we are limited to numbers.
We hope to see you all over the festive period, and thank you for supporting small businesses during this difficult year.
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036

 

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Haveli Restaurant: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 44, Nerja
Open every day during festive season. Visit our Facebook page to see photos of our dishes.
13:30-15:30 & 20:00-22:30 ; Take away or deliver
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Beautiful solid upcycled bedroom suite. Consists mirror Chest of drawers Matching bedside tables Natural with Emile chalk paint with clear Wax Measurements Mirror 65cms x 91cms
Chest Of drawers 110cms x 44cms x103cms
Bedside tables 49.50cms x 35cms x 61cms
Price 195€
-Beautiful slatted wood top with studs with wrought iron base Measurements 80 x 55.50 x 58cms Price 55€
-Lovely upcycled table with 2 pedestal table legs with extension. 2 carvers & 2 matching chairs new seat covers. Length 148cms Depth 92cms Height 73cms Price 160€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

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Thanks: Just wanted to say a big thank you to Liz the English Nurse for her prompt help in providing us with a small wheel chair at very short notice over the Christmas period. Barbara, Torrox wickseyb at hotmail dot com

 

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The Board extends the current restrictions in Andalusia until January 10: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/28/2020 21:47
-The Board has announced the extension of the current restriction measures in Andalusia after the evaluation of the High Impact Alert Committee, which has recommended maintaining the current restrictions against the coronavirus, although it has called for prudence before the end of the year. .
-In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Family has indicated that the High Impact Public Health Alert Committee of Andalusia has met this afternoon and has recommended extending these measures over the next few days thanks to the stability that marks the epidemiological evolution in the region.
-In any case, the Ministry of Health and Family of the Junta de Andalucía carries out a continuous and daily assessment of the epidemiological and clinical data, and on January 4 an assessment will be made by the technical groups for decision-making. before January 10th.
-Given the imminent celebration of the end of the year and the beginning of 2021, the also known as the committee of experts “wants to send a message of prudence to the entire Andalusian population, stressing their duty to rigorously comply with the established norms and without forgetting the measures hygienic-sanitary that are key to overcoming the pandemic”.
-This extension of the measures was advanced this morning by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, who announced that his Government will maintain the same restrictions due to the covid-19 that are in force at least during this week, since the data indicate that they are “reasonable” based on the infections that are occurring.
-“Previous reports indicate that it will not be necessary to make changes at least this week,” the Andalusian president has advanced, adding that the community “has arrived at the beginning of Christmas with a reasonable rate and hospital situation, always with regard to worry and hope.
-For this reason he has asked “not to stop being cautious and not to lower your guard”, in addition to having “great respect for the virus, because there are hard months ahead and the utmost prudence and responsibility are needed.” Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-junta-prorroga-medidas-restriccion-hasta-10-enero-202012282144_noticia.html

 

Andalusia adds 567 coronavirus infections, second best Monday in three months: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/28/2020 19:57
-The contagions of coronavirus in Andalusia have receded notably. However, it does not seem a consequence of the beginning of the administration of the drug, since Mondays tend to show low data on infections, as a result of the under-notification on Sundays.
-In this way, Andalusia has added 567 new infections this Monday coronavirus, in the line of last Monday when they were detected, from the closest to the most distant 520, 718 and 714 new cases. This is the second best data for a Monday since September.
-Most of the infections continue to occur in the province of Cádiz , where 126 new infections have been added . It is followed by Malaga, with 108. These are the only two provinces that exceed the barrier of one hundred positives this Monday and, in addition, together they account for 42 percent of the total cases in the community . Behind are Seville (77 infections); Almeria (60); Jaén (60); Granada (50); Cordoba (48); and Huelva (36).
-On the other hand, Andalusia has exceeded 5,000 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. The community broke this barrier on December 26, but until this Monday the Ministry of Health and Families had not updated the data of the last days. Thus, this Monday the total balance of deaths from Covid-19 in Andalusia is 5,070 people, 34 more than yesterday .
-It should be noted that the Board has notified 1,183 people this Monday cured of coronavirus , almost twice as many as people infected. Furthermore, since the start of the health crisis, 228,887 Andalusians have already recovered.
-With these data, Andalusia has decreased since December 24, the last day that data were updated on the portal of the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), its incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days up to 135.1.
-Meanwhile, the pressure in Andalusian hospitals rises slightly this Monday. Thus, according to data from the Ministry of Health, in Andalusia there are 1,016 admitted for Covid-19 this Monday , 13 more than yesterday. However, there are 9 fewer in the ICU, that is, 224 people.
-The 1,016 hospitalized patients counted this Monday are 136 less than the 1,152 registered seven days ago, 1,692 less than the 2,708 registered on March 30 in the maximum peak of the first wave and 2,462 less than the 3,478 of the peak of hospitalized in the second wave on November 10 , notes Europa Press. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-567-contagios-coronavirus-segundo-mejor-lunes-tres-meses-202012281215_noticia.html

 

Andalusia detects five cases of new Covid strain from UK, with four more under observation: Spain’s Andalusia region has detected five cases of the new, more infectious coronavirus strain that has been identified in the United Kingdom, the regional health department has revealed. A further four patients are being monitored in the provinces of Málaga and Granada, the department added. All of the patients in question are progressing well. In all cases, they had returned to the region after having been in the United Kingdom. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-12-28/andalusia-detects-five-cases-of-new-covid-strain-from-uk-with-four-more-under-observation.html

 

Daily Express sounds alarm over ECJ ‘bombshell’ as Brexit reality emerges: Now that the euphoria of Boris Johnson’s Christmas-saving Brexit deal has died down, the inquisition into the various compromises and concessions made by Britain and the European Union has begun.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it has been kicked off by the Daily Express – which seems to have read the small print of the thousand-page agreement, and discovered that the European Court of Justice will not be eradicated entirely from British life on Friday morning.
But is far from clear-cut – and it does seem that ECJ judgments will still be enforceable in the UK when it comes to the European Union’s own programmes – like Horizon, the bloc’s scientific research initiative.
The deal reads: “Decisions adopted by the European Commission imposing a pecuniary obligation on legal or natural persons other than States in relation to any claims stemming from Union programmes, activities, actions or projects shall be enforceable in the United Kingdom…” Full article: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/daily-express-sounds-alarm-over-ecj-bombshell-as-brexit-reality-emerges/28/12/

 

Tennis News- Roger Federer Withdrawing From Australian Open: Roger Federer is withdrawing from the rescheduled Australian Open but still plans to play in 2021 once he recovers from two knee surgeries on his right knee in 2020. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamzagoria/2021/12/27/roger-federer-withdrawing-from-australian-open-working-on-schedule-for-2021/

 

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UK Coronavirus:
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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

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National Police: 091
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Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 1826 Monday, Dec. 28th, 2020

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For the current official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

 

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New Years Eve Party: Thursday Dec 31st 8pm-1am.
Restaurante Mis Tapitas, Billy’s Bar, Puente Don Manuel, Alcaucin
Live music from Summer Vibes, plus food/drinks/cava.
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New Years Eve Party, still a few places available: La Sierra Restaurante – Cerrado del Águila Golf and Resort. Come & join us at La Sierra Restaurant and say goodbye to 2020! We’ll be having non stop entertainment brought to you by ‘It Takes 2’, ‘Zing Duo’, ‘The Costadelics’ Funk Band & The Main show of ‘Prince by The Purple Revolution’
Starting at 7.30pm till 12.30am, we’ll be toasting & bringing in the New Year together with grapes and cava.
They’ll be a red carpet arrival & photographer with our photocall display on arrival, a glass of cava & canapes on our terrace, followed by a delicious 3 Course Dinner.
So dress to impress & celebrate in style with non stop music & plenty of fun!
All this for €75 & children under 11 half price!
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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.
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
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For Sale: Electric heaters, excellent condition, 3 available. €20 each. Sylvia, Velez Malaga.
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The number of one thousand patients hospitalized for Covid in Andalusia is once again exceeded: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 27/12/2020 18: 21
-A total of 1,003 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain admitted to Andalusian hospitals, of which 233 are in the ICU. Therefore, Andalusia once again exceeds the figure of a thousand hospitalized by Covid, since there were 975 on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health and Families of the Juna of Andalusia.
-By provinces, Granada, Cádiz, Seville and Malaga are those that have the most Covid patients in their hospitals. In contrast, the provinces with the fewest hospital patients are Huelva, Jaén and Córdoba. In Almería there are 96 hospitalizations (28 in ICU); 168 in Cádiz (37 in Intensive Care); 99 in Córdoba (21 in UCI); 181 in Granada (48 in ICU); 55 in Huelva (9 in UCI); 115 in Jaén (28 in ICU); 159 in Malaga (18 in the UCI) and 131 in Seville (44 in the UCI).
-Of those hospitalized in Intensive Care services in Andalusia, the figure has fallen by only 3, to 233. The provinces with the most ICU patients are Granada and Seville.
-17 people have died in Andalusia from Covid in the last 24 hours, counting 5,036 deaths from coronavirus in the region since March. Of the last 17 deaths, 4 have been registered in Granada, 3 in Jaén and Córdoba; 2 in Cádiz, Málaga and Seville; and 1 in Almería. Huelva is the only Andalusian province where there have been no fatalities from coronavirus since Saturday.
-Since the beginning of the pandemic, 256,711 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Andalusia, of which 227,704 have been recovered. Since Saturday, 692 more positives have been registered in Covid, according to data from the Junta de Andalucía. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronacirus-andalucia-supera-nuevo-cifra-pacientes-hospitalizados-covid-andalucia-202012271402_noticia.html?

 

WhatsApp warning- Millions of phones will not support WhatsApp in 2021. What do you do if your phone is one of them?:
WhatsApp recently updated the support page, which sheds light on the operating systems of the devices that support its application, and it has been shown that the application will stop working on millions of old mobile devices worldwide next year, and this means that users of these devices have only one week left to update it in case they want to use WhatsApp services.
WhatsApp confirms devices running operating systems earlier than (Android 4.0.3) or (iOS 9) will lose access to WhatsApp as of 2021.
Due to the many updates supported by the application, the operating systems in the devices must be updated in order for the application to work properly.
First, Android devices that will not support WhatsApp in 2021:
The WhatsApp application will stop working – correctly at least – on Android smartphones running an operating system earlier than (Android 4.0.3), and include the following: HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr and the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Second; IPhones to be denied the app:
WhatsApp will not work any iPhone 4 models and any older model, and accordingly iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S models will need to update the operating system to iOS 9 or later to continue using the app.
In the case of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and the first generation iPhone SE, you can install the latest version of iOS 14 on them.
How to check your phone’s operating system?
To find out which version of the Android operating system your device is running on, you can follow these steps:
Go to the settings on your phone.
Click on the option About Phone. This is where the operating system version your device is running in will appear, and if an update is available it will also appear.
Click on the option Software Update, if an update is available for your phone.
To find out which operating system version your iPhone is running on, you can follow these steps:
Go to Settings on the phone.
Click on the General option.
Click on the About option; Where you will see a list of important information about the phone, including the version of the operating system, and if there is an update available it will also appear at the bottom of this page.
If your phone supports the operating systems (Android 4.0.3), (iOS 9) or any later, it must be installed now, otherwise the solution will be to get a new smartphone.
It is usual for WhatsApp to withdraw support for older versions of operating systems at the end of each year. As it is at the beginning of 2020; It did not work on devices running (Android 2.3.7) or (iOS 8) either. Source: https://www.eg24.news/2020/12/millions-of-phones-will-not-support-whatsapp-in-2021-what-do-you-do-if-your-phone-is-one-of-them.html

 

Older Android devices running on systems prior to Android version 7.1.1 to lose access to some Internet content starting in 2021: One of the world’s top certificate authorities warns that phones running versions of Android prior to 7.1.1 Nougat will be cut off from large portions of the secure web starting in 2021, Android Police reported Saturday.
Source: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2098163339431/older-android-phones-will-be-cut-off-from-a-large-chunk-of-the-web-in-2021

 

Adobe Flash is expiring soon. Here’s how to make your computer safe: Some of the most amazing interactive experiences in the early days of the Internet were made possible by Flash – it was probably how you played your first web-based games – but in today’s world, it’s a huge security risk.
Adobe’s support for Flash will end on Dec. 31, 2020, and the Flash Player utility will start blocking Flash content after Jan. 12, 2021.
The major browsers will also completely disable Flash from running after the end of the year, so for all intents and purposes, it’s a dead technology.
While there may still be some websites that you visit that require Flash to properly function, these should be older websites that likely haven’t been updated for years and likely won’t ever be updated.
If you own a website that relies on Flash to properly render, it’s pretty obvious that you’ll need to update the code to reflect the current standards if you want it to be relevant to the rest of the world.
Read the full article with Flash uninstall instructions at: https://eu.azcentral.com/story/money/business/tech/2020/12/21/adobe-flash-player-expiring-how-uninstall-it-block-browsers/3972739001/

 

Gibraltar introduces curfew and strict new coronavirus measures after ‘stark increase’ of positive cases: With effect from 10pm Sunday, 27 December there will be a curfew for the whole population of the Rock imposed by law, announced Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo. The list of new restrictions is quite long, see them here: http://www.surinenglish.com/gibraltar/202012/27/gibraltar-introduces-strict-coronavirus-20201227194044.html

 

Austria enters its third lockdown. Israel is set to follow suit:
-Austria entered a third lockdown on Saturday, with all non-essential shops and schools to remain closed for three weeks and movement to be restricted, after the country eased restrictions in mid-December to allow for preparations ahead of the Christmas holiday.
Until Jan. 24, people in Austria are only allowed to leave their homes for work, shopping or to exercise outdoors, and personal contacts are limited to no more than two households.
-On Sunday, Israel is also set to enter its third weeks-long lockdown following a sharp increase in positive coronavirus test results over the past week. Israelis will be barred from travelling more than 1,000 meters beyond their homes except those participating in protests, receiving a vaccination or fulfilling any other task on a list of exemptions, the government said in a statement on Friday.
Museums, malls, national parks, zoos, salons and many other places will be shuttered, but some schools will remain open, the government said. Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/26/world/austria-enters-its-third-lockdown-israel-is-set-to-follow-suit.html

 

Hybrid trains will link Almeria with Madrid by the end of 2021: The project is now well-advanced, requiring only the installation of safety and communications equipment and a gauge-changer in Granada.
Once completed, this will enable Almeria passengers to travel in the state-of-the art trains that use high speed tracks throughout Spain.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/26/almeria-trains-on-track/

 

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

Taxi
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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DigameXtra No. 1825 Sunday, Dec. 27th, 2020

Welcome to DigameXtra !

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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).

Holiday Schedule For DigameXtra:
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DigameXtra Wishes all it’s
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For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

 

Trapiche Market: Thank you to everyone who has supported the market this year; Trapiche is a community and you’ve all helped keep us going.
We’ll be back on Tuesday 5th January 2021 from 9:30am-1:30pm.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 KM, 29718 Vélez-Málaga.
Until then, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New to all of you from all of us.
If you’d like more information please contact Anita at
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Torrox Concerts: What better way to celebrate Christmas than with the traditional concerts?
-Sunday December 27 at 12pm in the Plaza de San Roque in Torrox
-Sunday, January 3 at 1:00 p.m. on Calle Santiago (behind the church) in El Morche.
Concerts in the open air and respecting security measures at all times. FB Page

 

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We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
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EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)

 

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

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Great Deals from the Nerja Household Centre:
-Sideboard stripped back to natural waxed with grey chalk paint Measurements W150 x D40 x H89cms Price 100€
-Upcycled handmade pine chest of drawers stripped back to natural with a medium stain grey chalk paint clear waxed with antique handles. Measurements Width 90cms depth 42cms height 95cms Price 95€
-Stunning tall boy stripped back to natural with stain and chalk paint with wrought iron handles. Measurements Width 60cms Depth 45cms Height 130cms Price 90€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Craftman SC55 EO BL Electro / Acoustic guitar set. Perfect for beginners. Sale Includes: Hard carry case, 6 spare strings, KORG CA-30 Chromatic Tuner, KORG MA-30 Metronome, KORG GA-30 Guitar /bass tuner, Yamaha VX15 Series Amplifier, 2 books for learning:- The Gig Bag Book of picture chords & Acoustic guitar by Andrew Ellis. Everything listed for €250 ono.
Vinuela area. Tel: Bob on 649111965.

 

For Sale: Two bedside cabinets complete with a loose glass top to prevent scratches 75cm high x 40cm deep x 55cm wide each with 3 drawers €35 In Nerja, Michael
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Wanted: PARROT Bluetooth car kit mki9100.
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Spanish driving licence: Thought I’d post this, as a follow up to my post last week. I tried and tried, all week, to get through to Trafico, using the 060 number. I had no success, and every time I did get through, I couldn’t make myself understood.
However, today (Christmas Eve) the system worked, and I got through to someone who spoke English, and understood me completely. I had to give the usual information, DOB, full name, NIE, and English driving licence number, and that was it. I have now got six months in which to make an appointment to go to Malaga to
get my licence. This can be done online at http://www.dgt.es/es/ , and apparently, the instructions are easy to follow. (Use tool in top right of page to change display language. -Ed.)
I was assured that this is all I need to do, and that everything will be ok after Brexit. Hope this helps someone. Stay safe!
Maria, Competa, mariayewdall AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

 

Merry Christmas: A Very Peaceful Christmas Naythan! Thank you for ALL you do to keep Digame going forward! Here’s hoping 2021 manages to shake off the virus and allow us all to be whole!
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Andalusia announces that on Monday it will review the situation to decide whether to extend the Christmas measures: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 26/12/2020 18: 21
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has declared this Saturday that Andalusians “do not relax” in the face of the coronavirus after announcing “the first data after Christmas”, which means that “hospitalizations drop below 1,000. According to the data released by the Andalusian president, hospitalizations stand at 975, with 236 patients in the ICU.
Through a tweet published on his personal Twitter account, the Andalusian president has announced that “on Monday we will decide if it is necessary to reinforce the measures”, in reference to the scheduled meeting of the Covid-19 Alert Committee that advises the Andalusian Government. “We continue to monitor,” pointed out Moreno, who considered that “it would be good news to start vaccination with the best possible data.”
This Sunday the start of vaccinations in Andalusia is scheduled against the coronavirus, as in all of Spain. The first doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 developed by the company Pfizer have already arrived in Spain and are in a warehouse in Guadalajara from where they will be distributed in the next few hours equally between the points designated by all the communities and cities autonomous to begin vaccination this Sunday.
The Andalusian Government announced on Wednesday the location of the vaccination points for Covid-19 in the first phase of the program. There will be 45 health centers and 37 hospitals that will dispense the vaccine, made up of 177 teams with 526 nursing professionals.
Of these, 73 will be mobile to be able to reach nursing homes and vaccinate all residents and their workers in the first two weeks. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-anuncia-lunes-revisara-situacion-para-decidir-si-amplia-medidas-navidad-202012261220_noticia.html

 

Andalusia exceeds 5,000 deaths from Covid since the pandemic began by adding 32 more: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 26/12/2020 17:14
Andalusia has exceeded 5,000 deaths from Covid-19 coronavirus this Saturday, December 26, adding 32 since Thursday (on Christmas Day the Board did not publish the report), according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families, which counts 1,410 positives plus.
-Specifically, on this day 5,019 deaths have been reached, after adding 32 since Thursday, which is a lower figure than the 41 deaths registered on Thursday itself, 37 on Wednesday, 33 on Tuesday and 40 on Monday. Of the 32 deaths, ten have been recorded in Seville, six in Córdoba, five in Cádiz , three in Granada, two in Almería, Huelva, Jaén and Málaga.
-Regarding the 1,410 cases, Malaga with 270 has been the province that has added the most positives, followed by Cádiz with 224 and Seville with 206. Below 200 infections are Granada with 183, Almería with 175, Jaén with 152, Córdoba with 109 and Huelva with 91.
-The patients admitted to Andalusian hospitals for Covid-19 have been reduced this Saturday, December 26, to 975, 103 less than Thursday and 213 less than last Saturday, of which 236 are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) , two less than Thursday and 15 less than seven days ago.
-The number of hospitalized patients falls by 103 compared to Thursday – since the data were not made public on Christmas Day – after the decrease of 43 on Thursday and 48 on Wednesday after rising by 17 on Tuesday and 23 on Monday, reduced by 59 on Sunday and by 29 on Saturday. The 975 hospitalized patients counted this Saturday are 213 less than the 1,188 registered seven days ago, 1,733 less than the 2,708 registered on March 30 in the maximum peak of the first wave and 2,503 less than the 3,478 of the peak of hospitalized in the second wave on November 10.
-For its part, the number of ICU admissions fell by two, after increasing by three on Thursday, falling from twelve on Wednesday and after remaining stable on Tuesday, falling by two on Monday and Sunday and by eleven on Saturday past.
-The president of the Board, Juanma Moreno, also sent a tweet to emphasize this decrease in the thousand hospitalized. However, he again stressed that we must not lower our guard or relax and that on Monday they will decide “if it is necessary to reinforce the measures”, that is, more restrictions. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-baja-1000-hospitalizados-covid-19-y-registra-236-pacientes-202012261203_noticia.html

 

Madrid detects at least 4 cases of new British covid-19 strain but does not tighten restrictions: It was only a matter of time. The new strain of covid-19, 70% more contagious, which has led to the United Kingdom back into lockdown and the cancellation of flights by different European states has now reached Spain. The Madrid region has detected at least four cases and is studying three more, as explained today by the Deputy Minister of Public Health, Antonio Zapatero, during a telematic press conference. The four confirmed cases are related to travellers from the United Kingdom who “have entered through the Madrid-Barajas airport”. Full article: https://www.ara.cat/en/Madrid-detects-British-covid-19-restrictions_0_2588741184.html

 

Boris Johnson urges Tory MPs to back Brexit deal as full text published: The EU and the UK government have published the full text of the Brexit trade deal less than a week before it is due to be implemented, as Boris Johnson urged his backbenchers to support the agreement when it reaches parliament next week.
The deal, which comes to more than 1,250 pages, will be voted on in the House of Commons on Wednesday, a day before the Brexit transition period ends. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/26/full-brexit-trade-deal-goes-beyond-canada-style-accord

 

How do the leading COVID-19 vaccines work and how do they differ: Read a brief summary of each of the major vaccine candidates here: https://nypost.com/article/how-do-covid-19-vaccines-differ/

 

Japan to halt new entry of foreign nationals until end of January over new virus strain: Japan will temporarily suspend new entry into the country of nonresident foreign nationals from around the world from Monday through the end of January as a precautionary step against the new, potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant, the government said Saturday. The news came the same day Japan confirmed two more people have been infected with the new variant, following its first cases of the strain detected in five people the previous day. Full article: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/12/27/national/japan-entry-foreign-nationals-coronavirus/

 

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

Taxi
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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DigameXtra Christmas 2020 – Special Holiday Edition

Welcome to DigameXtra !

Most of the content in this blog site comes from its subscribers & followers, submissions are subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. Content from other sources is credited. The Editor is Naythan, aka DoctorLaptop.

 

DigameXtra wishes everyone a very merry Christmas. Here is a look back at Christmas Past.

Update: Evidently Youtube is blocking the videos below from displaying in some email servers. There are some other internet problems this morning, this is the best I could do.

-Naythan, Editor.

 

 

 

Churches & Worship

 EVANGELICAL CHURCH (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)

 

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOJCTK
Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com

 

El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our website www.evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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UK Coronavirus:
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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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

Taxi
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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Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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DigameXtra No. 1824 Thursday, Dec. 24th, 2020

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Plus a Very Special Thanks to the readers
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and to the Dutch lady who tipped me
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is GREATLY appreciated! -Naythan, Editor

The Next Issue of DigameXtra Will Be
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Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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

For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

 

Christmas Live Music at Cafe del Mar: Good afternoon my people, on Friday, December 25, 3pm, Luis Molero will be at Gran Café del Mar, we will make an unforgettable afternoon with Christmas carols and Rumbas. Reservations- 664 25 30 35
La Laguna 68, Torre del Mar FB Page

 

Salsa Duo: Live music on Dec 24th 1:30pm, at Feroche Beach Bar, 29770 Torrox. Reservations- +34 658 14 59 50  FB Page

 

Live music with “Onda Sonora” duo: Come to Cortijo Veleta and enjoy with us a magical lunch from 3:00 p.m. this Friday, DEC25, with Onda Sonora & Juan Luis Pascual! Due to a few cancellations we have some space available.
Call for reservations 651043848
Cortijo Veleta, Riogordo.  FB Page

 

Christmas Eve Special: The Mark T. Connor show 2-6pm
At Legends La Cala. Show + table buffet for very special price of only €12.50!
Calle Estepona la Cala 29649 Mijas
Res +34 628 35 38 84  FB Page

 

New Year’s Eve Party: Portofino Restaurant in Cabopino
6 Course Gourmet Menu and Live Music. €95pp all included. See menu on poster below.
Bookings 952 83 46 46 or WhatsApp 634 322 628
Puerto Cabopino 29604 Marbella  FB Page

 

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Thank you to all of you who have entrusted us with your property this year. We so often hear “we saw you in Digame!”.
So as a show of appreciation, we polished off our dance shoes for a traditional BluCee Christmas dance we hope you enjoy it!
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Wishing you all a wonderful holiday, however and wherever you celebrate it, and a happy and healthy New Year.
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Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
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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 specialities. Winter hours with current curfew: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-17.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 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/

 

Malagalingo Spanish School: Come to Torrox to enjoy our outdoor terrace with sea views while you speak Spanish! Don’t worry if you live in a different town, we provide legal authorisations for you to come to the school.
There are no excuses! Learn and have fun!
Malagalingo Spanish School
malagalingo@gmail.com
+ (34) 650 479 493  www.malagalingo.com

 

Casa Magel- Room Available Over Christmas: Due to a cancellation, we now have a double en suite room available for the special Christmas celebration 24th 25th & 26th December to include B&B for 3 nights, Christmas Eve 3 course dinner with wine. Traditional Christmas day 3 course Lunch, with Cava & wine, snacks for supper.
Wine & drinks all day. Boxing day late lunch with wine. Gifts & games and all the bells & whistles for Christmas. 375€ for 2 sharing double en suite room.
Join us and have an unforgettable Christmas.
http://www.casamagel.com ; casamagel@yahoo.com 722879503

 

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MOONETTE Organic & Aromatic Skincare for 40+
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
NEW PRODUCT – Face Cleanser With Bulgarian Rose is now available, 100% organic & vegan
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102
Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link

 

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Spain reaches the maximum risk level with 253 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/23/2020 19:32
The transmission of the coronavirus in Spain this Wednesday exceeded 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, values ??similar to those registered in mid-September, when the country was on the eve of the second wave. One in ten hospital beds is occupied by a Covid-19 patient.
-There are currently 1,842,289 cases of coronavirus and 49,698 deaths since the pandemic began in Spain, according to the daily report published by the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (Ccaes).
-In the last seven days, 57,747 infections have been detected, 9.7% more than on Wednesday of last week. The regions that have reported the most cases since then are Madrid (12,103), Catalonia (11,955) and Comunidad Valenciana (8,059).
-The transmission rate stands at 253.74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, a value very similar to that registered in mid-September (253.75 on September 15). The communities with the highest incidence are the Balearic Islands (455.61), Madrid (361.41), Valencian Community (346.88), Extremadura (337.54), Castilla-La Mancha (305.04) and Catalonia (301.44 ).
-In Spanish hospitals there are 11,328 patients with Covid-19, of which 1,265 have been admitted in the last 24 hours. In total, 9.24% of the available beds are occupied by coronavirus patients.
-In the intensive care units there are 1,932 people in serious condition and occupy just over 20% of the available beds. The regions with the highest saturation are La Rioja, Catalonia, Castilla y León, Comunidad Valenciana and Madrid, where more than one in four beds are occupied by infected patients.
-The deaths in the last seven days are 648 and the communities that register the most deaths are Andalusia (96), Valencian Community (82), Castilla y León (62), Basque Country (60), Aragon (52), Asturias (50) and Castilla-La Mancha (48). Source, Spanish:
https://sevilla.abc.es/sociedad/abci-incidencia-continua-subiendo-hasta-253-casos-cada-100000-habitantes-202012231846_noticia.html

 

Millions more in England moved into toughest Tier 4 lockdown from Boxing Day: Updated Dec 23, 2020, 4:20 PM. Millions more people in England will be subject to the most severe Tier 4 restrictions following the “dangerous” spread of the new strain of coronavirus.
Speaking at a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday, health secretary Matt Hancock said: “It is absolutely vital that we act”.
On Boxing Day, 6 million people will move from Tier 3 to Tier 4. The affected areas are Sussex; Oxfordshire; Suffolk; Norfolk; Cambridgeshire, parts of Essex not yet in Tier 4; Waverley in Surrey; and Hampshire including Portsmouth and Southampton but excluding the New Forest.
That means a total of 24 million people, or 43% of England’s population, will be in Tier 4. Full article with video: https://news.yahoo.com/more-areas-england-tier-4-152020576.html?

 

Police in Malaga seize counterfeit cash: Posing as rich people, with high purchasing power, an alleged organised crime gang has been smashed by National Police officers in Malaga. After a stake out police recovered 11,000 euros in legal tender, 200,000 euros in counterfeit bank notes, six mobile phones, a money counting machine and a car in Operation ‘Carmiña’. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/22/police-smash-deal-gang-20201222192149.html

 

Spain’s new relief package rings hollow for struggling hospitality businesses, no cash benefits: The measures in the Plan de Refuerzo do not include direct aid. Instead, they aim to help small retailers and hospitality entrepreneurs increase their liquidity by incentivizing rent reductions, offering tax deferrals, improving access to financing and delaying Social Security contributions.
The overarching goal is to reduce companies’ fixed costs and adapt them to the new reality faced by hundreds of thousands of businesses affected by the crisis. The impact of the new plan is estimated at €4.2 billion, according to government spokesperson María Jesús Montero. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-12-23/spain-approves-relief-package-for-struggling-hospitality-businesses.html

 

Why You Should Change How WhatsApp Stores Your Messages and Why End-to-end Encryption Only Offers Very Limited Security: The Facebook-owned platform popularized the idea that secure messaging could be simple and universal. But, as good as that security might be, it’s not enough—and we have seen news this week that should serve as a serious warning that there’s more you must do to keep your WhatsApp account secure. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/12/19/stop-using-dangerous-whatsapp-settings-on-your-apple-iphone-or-google-android/

 

For the latest COVID-19 info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

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

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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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DigameXtra No. 1823 Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 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).

Holiday Schedule For DigameXtra:
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December 2020
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-Saturday, 26th– Sponsor posts for Saturday will appear Sunday.
January 2021
-Friday, 1st– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
-Saturday, 2nd– Sponsor posts for Saturday will appear Sunday.
-Wednesday, 6th– Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.

 

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

For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

 

Art Room – Art, Print and Ceramics Gallery
Stuck for Christmas present ideas?
With the current travel restrictions are you stuck for Christmas present ideas?
We have Gift Vouchers available for Christmas, digital or printed to the value of your choosing. Just let me know the value and I can either send you a digital file for you to print or send on, or I can post it to you.
Now restrictions are lifted you will be very welcome to come and visit our gallery any day of the week from 11.00am to 7.00pm by appointment only. Masks and social distancing will be observed and the gallery is well ventilated with sanitizer available.
We have original paintings on canvas in oils and acrylics, paintographs (photographs made to look like paintings), prints of paintings (framed or unframed) and ceramic bowls, plates, figures, tiles and plaques.
Prints are produced on high quality photo paper here at the gallery and presented in an A3 cellophane envelope with stiff backing board and would make an ideal Christmas present. Prints can also be made to fit any existing frames you may have (up to A3 size), or ordered out for bigger sizes.
Subject matter covers Moroccan cityscapes and people (inspiration taken from trips to Chefchaouen and Marrakesh), Cuban musicians, Flamenco dancers, local scenes and famous musicians, Keith Richards, Ray Charles, David Bowie, John Lennon etc. Commissions considered also.
Check out our website: www.artroom-gallery.com to view all the works and find directions to the gallery which is just 5 minutes outside Canillas de Albaida.
Tel (Whatsapp) 616 891 473
Email: mitchbanjo@hotmail.com

 

Casa Arts: Casa Arts is looking forward to closing off this extraordinary year with you and we are thrilled to present our Christmas and New Year’s menu!
-We will be offering our Christmas menu between 13:00-18:00 and 20-22:30 on 23 till 26 December; on 24 December, we remain open to serve you till 1:00.
-We will be serving our New Year’s menu between 13:00-18:00 & 20:00-1:00 on 31 December 2020, and between 13:00 & 20:00-22.30 on 1 January 2021.
To avoid travelling back home after a night of delicious foods & drinks, reserve your room in our cosy hotel.
We are proud of our vegetarian and vegan options.
We cater for different dietary requirements and preferences, so please let us know if there is anything else that we can do to satisfy your needs! We will be open all of December and are happy to host private parties as well, including serving personalised menus. Please enquire for more information!
Please reserve your table in advance (a deposit of 15€/pp will be asked upon reserving).
See you there!
Address: Casa Arts, 13 Carril de las Alberquillas, 29711 Alcaucín
Reserve: + 32 484 66 84 99 or +34 603 69 50 91 FB Page

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar- December & January coming events:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open Monday to Thursday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 – 13.00. Closed for Public Holidays, Thursday 24th & Friday 25th December. We are complying with all the Covid regulations to make your visits to our centre as safe as possible. For information please contact the Centre Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org Web site: www.lux-mundi.org.
Lux Mundi January coming events- These will be dependent on the current Covid restrictions
– Every Monday – Craft Group. Starting on January 11th. Time 10.00 – 13.00 in the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Every Monday -Knitting & Crochet Group. Time 10.30 to 13.00 in the Centre.
-Every Wednesday – Art Group. Time 10.00 – 13.00 at the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Fridays – Coffee Morning. Come and enjoy homemade cakes and a beverage in our lovely shady garden. Inside seating is also available. Meet up and catch up with friends, pick up the free newspapers. Browse through our preloved clothing for those essential additions to your wardrobe. Kitchen & household items, bedding, curtains and much more available to purchase. For the bookworms amongst you, check out our Book shop, hundreds of second-hand books waiting to be read. CDs and DVDs too. We are accepting donations of household goods and items of clothing and would appreciate it if you could bring them to us in bags that you do not need, during the normal opening hours. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-January 1st Friday – The Centre will be closed for New Years Day.
-January 6th Wednesday – The Centre will be closed for The Day of the 3 Kings.
-Monday 11th January – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, for those who are alone. You are welcome to join the group for support and friendship. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc. Time 13.30 in the Centre.
Kind regards, Patricia Rothwell, Press Officer,
Tel. 951 57 61 55

 

Bea’s Postamt New Hours: Opening from today. Please visit our Facebook page for new times. Music & Cocktail Bar, Av Europa, BLQ 80 Torrox Costa 29793 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

 

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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.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/youtube.html
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

 

For Sale, 3 Items:
-Pneumatic Nailgun – 30€
Laser Leveller with Tripod – 30€
-Half Inch Drive Torque Wrench – 15€
All 3 for 60€.
Nick, La Herradura, 609 706 210
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk

 

For Sale: LG washing machine. 7kg load. Works perfectly only selling as I am moving and don’t need it.
Buyer collects. Margaret, El Morche, €130.
Magsfaulkner@hotmail.com or what’s app 00353866077105

 

For Sale: Wheelchair. German made, heavy duty, steel wheelchair for maximum weight 150 kilos. Chair weighs 20 kilos. With gell cushion made especially for heavy person. €100. More pics on request. Angela,Torrox Costa
angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)

 

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Andalusia increases the Covid incidence rate by one point and adds 33 deaths, the lowest figure since Sunday: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/22/2020 17:42h
Andalusia adds this Tuesday 547 cases of coronavirus Covid-19 , 27 more than the day before and 69 more than a week ago, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families consulted by Europa Press, which counts 33 deaths, seven less than on Monday and 16 less than the Tuesday of the previous week.
In addition, the community increases its incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days by 0.9 points to 139. In that period, 11,673 new cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed.
On this day, Cádiz is the only province that exceeds a hundred daily infections with 130 , followed by Malaga with 99, Almería with 78, Seville with 69, Córdoba with 68, Jaén with 44, Granada with 33 and Huelva with 26.
As for the deceased, the 33 registered this Tuesday are the lowest figure since last Sunday and is significantly lower than the 49 registered on Tuesday of the previous week.
Seville, with 14 deaths, ranks as the province that registers the most deaths , followed at a distance by Cádiz with five; Granada and Jaén with four; Malaga with three; Almería with two; and Huelva with one. The province of Córdoba does not register deaths this day.
Hospitalized
The hospitalization data is also slightly worrying since it has risen by 17 people in the last 24 hours, a decrease somewhat less than that which also occurred yesterday. The trend continues to grow in the last two days.
The number of hospitalized for Covid-19 in Andalusia has risen by 17 people in the last 24 hours compared to 23 that increased this Monday and the decrease of 59 the day before, and those admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) they remain at 247, according to data published by the Board.
In this way, the total number of patients admitted to community centers this Tuesday stood at 1,169 compared to 1,152 yesterday , 1,129 on Sunday and 1,188 on Saturday, and the ICUs registered the same 247 affected by this disease as yesterday, whereas they were 249 two days ago and 251 three days ago. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-sube-punto-tasa-incidencia-covid-y-suma-33-muertes-cifra-mas-baja-desde-domingo-202012221247_noticia.html

 

Mass Covid screening in Algarrabo following recent spike in cases: A mass Covid screening programme will take place in Algarrabo following a spike in cases in the last two weeks. The town has seen 17 total new cases with active infection (PDIA) in the last 14 days and dates for random testing are expected be announced in the come next few days. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/22/mass-covid-screening-in-algarrabo-following-recent-spike-in-cases/

 

Spain restricts passage at the Gibraltar Gate due to the new strain of Covid-19: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 12/22/2020 4:05 p.m.
Only Spaniards, residents of Spain and Gibraltar, and cross-border workers will be allowed to enter national territory; the measure takes immediate effect.
The Government of Spain restricts passage through the Gibraltar given the new British strain of Covid-19 of which at least one case has been detected in the Rock, as announced this Monday.
The Council of Ministers has agreed to these restrictions. The Ministry of the Interior, within the scope of its powers, will issue an instruction “with immediate effect ” and by virtue of which only Spanish nationals, persons with legal residence in Spain, persons with legal residence in Gibraltar and cross-border workers. The latter group is made up of 14,500 people of different EU nationalities, of which 9,500 are Spanish.
Therefore, access to national territory from Gibraltar will not be allowed in any other case, such as nationals of the United Kingdom who are not residents of Gibraltar.
For the effective control of these limitations in the Customs that separates La Línea de la Concepción from Gibraltar, the Government ensures the necessary National Police agents .
The Government of Gibraltar has also announced new restrictions for passengers on Tuesday flights from the United Kingdom on. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/cadiz/sevi-espana-restringe-paso-verja-gibraltar-nueva-cepa-covid-19-202012221604_noticia.html

 

How to prove residency? Confusion reigns over Spain’s restrictions on travellers from UK: From Tuesday December 22, Spain has banned travellers flying in from the UK except those who are resident in Spain, due to fears over the new Covid-19 strain. But the move has left travellers confused. So for those trying to reach Spain, how do you prove residency? Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201222/how-to-prove-residency-confusion-reigns-over-spains-restrictions-on-travellers-from-uk

 

Ireland imposes new virus curbs over Christmas: Ireland on Tuesday announced fresh coronavirus restrictions with adjustments from Christmas until January 12 to curb the spread of new infections.
In a television address Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said his government had chosen to reintroduce the highest level of restrictions, level five, following an “extraordinary growth” in the virus. Full article: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-12-ireland-imposes-virus-curbs-christmas.html

 

France to reopen border with England for COVID-clear travellers: Much of the world shut its borders to Britain after a mutated coronavirus variant was discovered spreading swiftly across southern England. France will reopen its borders to passengers from England on Wednesday, ending a blockade intended to stop the spread of a new coronavirus variant, but which has held up thousands of lorries before Christmas. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain/france-to-reopen-border-with-england-for-covid-clear-travellers-idUSKBN28W0OG

 

Lotería de Navidad 2020
El Gordo
72897
2º Premio
06095
3º Premio
52472
4º Premio
75981
38341
5º Premio
86986
37023
19371
49760
55483
28674
43831
31617
Source: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-12-22/christmas-in-spain-all-the-latest-coronavirus-restrictions-region-by-region.html

 

First prize in Spain’s Christmas lottery delivers more than one thousand 400,000 euro winners in Andalucía: The winning ‘El Gordo’ number that is worth 400,000 euros for each décimo (tenth) ticket sold has been drawn and brings good news for the 1,052 winners across Andalucía.
The lucky 72897 was sung just after midday during the televised draw in Madrid.
Six hundred winning tickets were sold in Punta Umbría (Huelva), 450 in Granada city, one in Cordoba and another El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz). Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/22/first-prize-spain-christmas-20201222123724.html

 

Costa del Sol wins part of fifth prize in Spain’s Christmas lottery: The first big prize out of the draw for Spain’s Christmas lottery has delivered cheer to lucky winners on the Costa del Sol.
Two ‘décimo’ (tenth) tickets of the the fifth prize winning number 86986 were sold in Malaga, specifically calle Victoria, a tenth in Guadalmina, another in Avenida Europa, one in calle Gaudí, one on calle Bolivia in Sabinillas and a further one on the seafront in Torremolinos.
Fifth prize ticket holders will collect 42,000 euros for each ‘décimo’ they hold.
The top prize will see winners pocket 400,000 euros for each decimo. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/22/costa-wins-spain-gordo-20201222100244.html

 

Spain’s Christmas lottery delivers almost one million euros in prizes to Mijas: A fifth-prize-winning number, 28674, should help guarantee a merry Christmas in Mijas after 150 of the national lottery tickets were sold in the town.
The lucky number has delivered a total of 900,000 euros in winnings (6,000 euros each) to ‘décimo’ tickets sold in the Costa del Sol town and a further 60,000 euros for a complete series of ten sold in the La Trocha shopping centre in Coín.
The big one, the El Gordo first prize – worth 400,000 euros per décimo went to the number 72897, with more than a thousand prize-winners across Andalucía. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/22/spain-christmas-lottery-delivers-20201222125134.html

 

Safe-Inet, the “bulletproof” VPN Shut Down: Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, along with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), announced today the coordinated takedown of Safe-Inet, a popular virtual private network (VPN) service that was used to facilitate criminal activity. Full story:
https://thehackernews.com/2020/12/cybercriminals-favorite-bulletproof-vpn.html

 

Beware of private gold purchases with strangers: Police in Seville have revealed details of an open-air shootout that followed a gold deal in one of the city’s most infamous neighbourhoods.
The shocking incident occurred shortly before 8 PM on October 12th, while the streets of Seville’s southern Su Eminencia area were still full of children and families enjoying the pleasant evening weather.
Two men arrived at a home with the intention of purchasing 40,000 euro worth of gold but were attacked by a gang upon arriving. Police launched an investigation into the brazen incident, and have now arrested 9 people following 12 raids. The perpetrators are reportedly all members of an infamous local crime family of Portuguese origin who have been long settled in Seville’s deeply deprived southern peripheries where violence and addiction are rampant. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/22/seville-shootout-after-gold-deal-goes-wrong/

 

For the latest COVID-19 info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

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

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