DigameXtra No. 1807 Monday, Dec. 7th, 2020

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Upcoming Holidays
7 Dec, Mon- Constitution Day Holiday (moves from Sunday)
8 Dec, Tue- Immaculate Conception
Source: https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/temas/trabajar/relaciones/calendario.html


Yellow Warning for Wind: Moderate wind warning. Axarquía
Start- 12:00 AM CET, Tuesday, December 8
End- 6:00 PM CET, Tuesday, December 8
Maximum gusts of wind: 70 km/h.
Source: State Meteorological Agency
Reference: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/nerja/302197/weather-warnings/302197


The Phoenix Club: Trips & Events
15th – Mrs Miggins Christmas Sale of Christmas Cakes, mince pies, pies and pastries – all safety precautions will be observed. This will be held at La Vega bar restaurant in Torre del Mar. Doors open 12.30pm
16th – Gib €15 pp includes drivers tip – this is dependent on whether all borders re-open after the 10th December
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Potters Bar- Nerja: This week:
-Monday: open 3pm to 6pm and open pool table.
-Tuesday: The great Potters Pub Quiz 2pm to 4pm (please book) light lunch snacke included
-Wednesday: Open 1pm to 6pm and a fun games afternoon and free tapas throughout.
-Thursday: Open 3pm to 6pm
-Friday: Open 1pm to 6pm with an informal and friendly pool competition and complimentary food.
-Saturday: 2pm- pls join us for the Christmas Avon presentation, cocktails, raffle; and Kerry’s home-made cake and mince pie sale. A great way to purchase your Christmas gifts!
-Sundays: Weather depending- Paul Lockey plays live on our lovely terrace – call to confirm event & show time, bookings essential! Tel: 685435767


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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before”and “after” pics from my latest job.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria:
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental in Torre del Mar!
Apartment Sierra 1 in Torre del Mar is available for long term rent this winter.
Available now until the end of April 2021. Can be rented for 3 to 5 months. Price per month is €700 per month plus electricity usage. Price includes internet and secure parking.
This lovely apartment has 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large secure garden. Located near the hospital, within walking distance to the beach and El Ingenio shopping centre. A car is not necessary. Normally fully booked.
Please click the link for more details – Apartment Sierra 1
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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La SuperCaja Verde: Fresh vegetables delivered from Axarquia farms to your door!
We are a family-run business delivering boxes of fresh seasonal veg to your home between Benajarafe and Nerja. Delivery is free! We have two options:
-Caja Axarquía: 5kg box containing seasonal local vegetables such as tomatoes, courgette, aubergine, onion, lemon and beans for only €8.
-Caja Andaluza: 8kg box containing the same as the smaller box, plus usually potatoes, carrots and often lettuce for just €12.
We have a variety of fruit and other extras to order in addition to your box, including oranges, mandarins, bananas (de Canarias) free-range eggs and extra virgin olive oil.
-We also currently have a special Christmas box available to order for a special price of €38. This contains olive oil, sweet wine, honey, a variety of sweet treats and some festive fruit!
We deliver to Benajarafe, Torre del Mar, Vélez Málaga, Caleta de Velez and Algarrobo Costa on Tuesdays, and Frigiliana, Nerja, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa, El Morche and Torrox Pueblo on Wednesdays.
Please ask us if you would like any more details!
Many thanks, Nick
Email: lasupercajaverdetorrox@gmail.com
Phone or Whatsapp: 644 16 35 02 or  Facebook


For Sale: Speedboat. 5 metre Avenger speedboat. Pascoe Watson design, fibreglass hull, Thames marine ply deck on mahogany bearers with teak and mahogany trim. All fixings in bronze, brass or marine stainless steel. Only had eight hours use and been in dry storage for a number of years. The 50 hp engine was sold to be replaced by an 80 hp engine which was never purchased.
A new trailer was purchased to tow the boat to Spain from England and has done a total of 610 miles. Both boat and trailer are in excellent condition and can be bought for 2,500 euros.
Vinuela area. More pictures available
Telephone Margaret or Des on 951 247 108
Email: mangamasa01@gmail.com


For Sale: 8 beautiful UNICEF collectable wall hanging plates from the 1984 collection. All in pristine condition. Would make a lovely gift for someone this Christmas. Can be sold singularly, or as a set. Each depicts a different country. 5€ each, or 40€ the set.
Being sold for the benefit of TAIL charity, Torrox Costa. Raising funds for abandoned dogs in the area.
Contact Sue on 677322169, or
maundfitch @ gmail.com (remove spaces)


Wanted: Windows or Linux laptop with a 17″ screen but will consider a 15″. If Windows, will consider a Win 10 but prefer Win 7 operating system. Yes, I am fully aware Win 7 is obsolete, it’s to be used for video editing, not the Internet.
Ed, Velez Malaga.
Email: edwardmurphy at live dot co dot uk


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Deaths from Covid continue to fall in Andalusia with 22 victims, the lowest figure of the week: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 06/12/2020 22:10h
In the last 24 hours, 22 people have died from coronavirus in Andalusia, 11 of them in Seville, 4 in Granada, 3 in Malaga and 2 in Huelva, one in Cádiz and another in Córdoba. There have been 4,369 deaths from Covid-19 in the autonomous community since last March, according to data from the Junta de Andalucía. Seville, with 980 deaths, and Granada with 888, are the provinces that have registered the most fatalities.
The death toll in Andalusia has dropped eight in a single day, with 30 Friday and only 22 Saturday. This appears to be a significant downward trend in the death number curve. Monday were 26 fatalities, Tuesday 80, Wednesday 87, Thursday 69 and Friday 40. Regarding the new diagnosed cases, Andalusia yesterday registered 1,001 more cases, compared to 1,312 on Friday, which represents a drop of 24%, according to official data from the Andalusian Government.
Patients admitted to Andalusian hospitals for Covid-19 fell this Sunday, December 6 for the fifth consecutive day with 163 less in 24 hours, the largest drop of the week, to a total of 1,544, of which 364 are in a Intensive Care Unit (ICU), one less than the day before.
By provinces, in Almería there are 102 hospitalized (40 in ICU); in Cádiz 241 (47 in ICU), in Córdoba 142 (33), in Granada 327 (87 in ICU), in Huelva 96 (18), in Jaén 173 (36), in Malaga 240 (34) and in Seville 223 hospitalized (69 in ICU).
The number of hospitalized patients has fallen by 163 people, after doing so by 114 on Saturday, 103 on Friday, 74 on Thursday and 126 on Wednesday, increasing the two previous days with 25 more on Tuesday and 37 more on Monday, and decreasing by 203 Last Sunday.
The 1,544 hospitalized patients counted this Sunday are 518 less than the 2,062 registered seven days ago , 1,164 less than the 2,708 registered on March 30 in the maximum peak of the first wave and 1,820 less than the 3,478 of the peak of hospitalized in the second wave on November 10.
The number of admissions to the ICU decreased for the ninth consecutive day with one less after reducing by 16 on Saturday, seven on Friday, 16 on Thursday, 15 on Wednesday, three on Tuesday, 21 on Monday, 23 on Sunday and ten on Saturday.
The 365 ICU patients counted this day are 79 less than the 443 hospitalized in these units a week ago , 74 less than the 438 counted on March 30 in the maximum peak of the first wave and 164 less than the 528 of the peak in ICU of the second wave on November 18. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-siguen-bajando-andalucia-muertos-covid-registrar-22-victimas-cifra-mas-baja-semana-202012061354_noticia.html


Majority of Spaniards will not get coronavirus vaccine without knowing the effects, poll finds: Spaniards are very interested in the upcoming coronavirus vaccines. Eight in 10 people have recently sought information about their development, according to a survey that was published on Friday by the state-funded CIS research institute.
A third, meanwhile, are willing to get the vaccine as soon as possible, but the majority – 55% – want to wait to see what effects it has before they opt to be immunized. Of these, 59.6% would get vaccinated immediately if their doctor recommended them to do so based on their medical history or due to the risk of infecting a relative.
At the other end of the scale, 16.7% of those surveyed responded saying that they would not get vaccinated “under any circumstance,” not even if their doctor recommended it. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-12-04/majority-of-spaniards-will-not-get-coronavirus-vaccine-without-knowing-the-effects-poll-finds.html


For the Second Time Ever, an Asteroid Sample Returns to Earth: Japan has retrieved a capsule of asteroid dust from Australia’s remote outback after a six-year mission that may help uncover more about the origins of the planets and water, the Asian nation’s space agency said on Sunday.
“The probe landed on the asteroid twice, and the second time it created an artificial crater and collected some debris,” agency president Hiroshi Yamakawa told a news conference.
The spacecraft, launched in 2014 from Japan’s Tanegashima space centre, journeyed for four years to the asteroid Ryugu, where it gathered a sample and headed home in November 2019. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-japan-hayabusa2/japan-retrieves-space-probe-that-may-hold-clues-to-origin-of-planets-idUSKBN28G023?rpc=401&


Council criticised over “insensitive” Christmas spending: Velez-Malaga Council has been criticised over “insensitive” spending on Christmas lights when the money “could have been used to help those who suffer the most from the consequences of the crisis”. The Popular Party has accused the council of a “lack of sensitivity” after €196,000 was budgeted for the annual Christmas lights – the same as in 2019. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/06/council-criticised-over-insensitive-christmas-spending/


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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

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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