DigameXtra No. 1814 Monday, Dec. 14th, 2020

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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/


Phoenix Events: 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
8th – Trip to La Canada and Iceland €15pp
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Potters Bar- Nerja: Upcoming Events
-Potters is holding a bring and buy table top sale on Friday 18th December between 2pm and 5pm, the proceeds of which will go to the Nerja Solidaria food and clothes bank. We will be serving complimentary “carne con tomate and poor mans potatoes” so please pass through to support this great cause.
-And, on Saturday the 19th from 2pm we are holding a useful services auction, the proceeds of which also go to Nerja Solidaria. Please check out the Potters Bar and Terrace facebook page. We have just 7 places left for this fun day out event. Please phone Cathy on 685435767 for more information.
-There are 10 places left for our Christmas day lunch. 3 course traditional christmas lunch.€30/person.


Caminito del Rey re-opens: The walk is re-opening on December 18 and will be open every day except December 24,25 & 31 and the first day of January 2021 New Years Day. The walk will cost Ten (10) euros general admission and eighteen euros (18) euros with the guided tour in English.
Reference: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/12/13/caminito-del-rey-re-opens/


Trapiche Market: Fantastic news – Trapiche Market is back on this Tuesday 15th December. It’s time to get your Christmas shopping and the stallholders are here to help. The market is open every Tuesday from 9:30am-1:30pm.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 KM, 29718 Vélez-Málaga.
We look forward to seeing you in the very near future. If you’d like more information please contact
Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com ; +34 627 877 164


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria:
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental in Torre del Mar!
Apartment Sierra 1 in Torre del Mar is available for long term rent this winter.
Available 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.
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For Sale, two items:
-Edinburgh lead Crystal Liquer Glasses. Set of 6 glasses in perfect condition. Purchased from the Edinburgh Crystal shop in Harrods. (please note there are six but one only showed in image) Bargain €25
-Edinburgh lead Crystal Whisky tumblers. Set of 4 glasses in perfect condition. Purchased from the Edinburgh Crystal shop in Harrods. (please note there are four but one only showed in image) Great Christmas gift €25
Please contact Alan by phone, after 8am,
or leave a voicemail
WhatsApp or text on 44 7885298691
or home phone 952 555 517


For Sale: Sony 32″ flat screen TV, in good working order. 50€. We are located in Torrox Costa, buyer collects. Bronwen.
Tel: 645 855 015 or email broncrowe@gmail.com.


Wanted: I’m looking to buy vinyl Records. The genres I’m interested in are: Punk, Indie, Rock, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz. 60’s – 00’s. Albums or singles. Sorry I’m not interested in easy listening, big band, opera or country and western.
If you have any of the above please contact me and I’ll visit you at your home. I’m based in Frigiliana however I’ll travel for the right collection.
Contact me via email
Tel. 637580051 and 00447582902899
Thanks, Mark


Recommendations & Requests


Bottle tops: Please advise if plastic bottle tops are still being collected for a charity in Nerja. Tony, Nerja. Email: sjc2714 at gmail dot com


Nerja food Bank: Please support the Nerja Food Bank at both Supersol Supermarkets- the one in Nerja by the roundabout and the one near Capistrano. The pictures are of my friend Helen and I at Capistrano Supersol, people there were very generous. We are there again next Saturday morning but the trolleys will be there all this week, please if you can donate one item. Dorothy Allen 643212944 Many thanks!


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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/


Andalusia adds 13 deaths from COVID, the lowest figure since November 1: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 12/13/2020 19:09
Andalusia has added 13 deaths from coronavirus this Sunday , the lowest figure since November 1, when 12 deaths were recorded. Thus, the community is also slowly reducing the number of fatalities from the Covid pandemic.
Most of the deaths today have been registered in Cádiz (six) and Jaén (three). In Almería there have been two and in Malaga, one, as in Córdoba. There have been no fatalities in Granada, Huelva and Seville.
The infections , meanwhile, remain around a thousand. This Sunday there are 1,053 new cases registered, which represents an average of 804 daily cases this week . The last one, it should be remembered, there were more than 900 each day on average and the previous one they passed 1,900.
By provinces, Córdoba (173) and Seville (171) are the areas with the most cases this Sunday. They are followed by Cádiz (157); Malaga (154); Jaen (135); Granada (115); Huelva (101); and Almería (47 new infections).
The hospitalized go down
Those hospitalized for coronavirus in Andalusia, as a result of this drop in new cases, continues to decline. Thus, the community has this Sunday 1,329 people admitted for
Covid-19, 89 less than yesterday. This also means that Andalusia already has 60 percent fewer patients hospitalized for the pandemic than those it had at the peak of the second wave, on November 10, when there were 3,478.
In the ICU there is also good news. The Andalusians admitted to intensive care are today 301, on the verge of breaking the ground of 300, something that was not seen in Andalusia since the end of October.
In line with this Sunday’s data, the President of the Board, Juanma Moreno, stressed that “in a month, Andalusia has gone from the maximum incidence peak to being below the average, reducing hospitalized patients by 2,000 and improving situation of the 8 provinces. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-13-muertos-coronavirus-cifra-mas-baja-desde-1-noviembre-202012131319_noticia.html


In Malaga, one out of every four Covid-related deaths has been a resident in a care home: Figures show that 26% of deaths in Malaga province were elderly people who lived in care homes and most were infected by asymptomatic workers. Of the deaths registered in the province up to 24 November, 26.8 per cent were residents of these homes. The health authorities have announced 161 such deaths, but the lack of testing carried out in the early months of the pandemic means the real figure is certainly higher. The figure is even more startling when you look at the percentage of deaths among the over-65s: they account for 87.9 per cent of all Covid-related deaths in Andalucía. Most of these victims (73.2 per cent) were aged over 75. Full article:


Brexit talks have been extended again but what does that mean?: The UK and the EU have agreed to continue negotiations over a post-Brexit trade deal, tearing up Sunday’s artificial deadline and promising to “go the extra mile” in an attempt to reach an agreement.
However, Boris Johnson has said that a no-deal scenario is still the “most likely” outcome, with the two sides deadlocked over the key issues of fishing rights and competition rules.
The extension to talks was announced following a phone call on Sunday morning between Mr Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
And although the pair did not publicly set a new deadline to reach an agreement, one date looms above all else: December 31, only 18 days away, when the transition period ends and Britain completes its Brexit transformation — deal or no-deal. So what happens now? Full article: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-talks-deadline-extended-b290876.html


Germany to impose stricter lockdown to battle COVID-19: Germany will close most stores from Wednesday until at least Jan. 10, cutting short the busy Christmas shopping season, as it tightens coronavirus restrictions and tries to rein in the spread of the disease, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.
Only essential shops such as supermarkets and pharmacies, as well as banks, are to remain open from Dec. 16. Hair salons, beauty salons and tattoo parlours will also have to shut.
Schools will be closed in principle, and employers are asked to close operations or have employees work from home. The sale of fireworks will be banned ahead of New Year’s Eve. Private gatherings will remain limited to no more than five people from two households. For the Christmas holidays, the rule will be eased slightly so that families can celebrate together.
Germany has been in partial lockdown for six weeks, with bars and restaurants closed, while stores and schools have remained open. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany/germany-to-impose-stricter-lockdown-to-battle-covid-19-idUSKBN28N068?il=0


Could Spain introduce a four-day work week?: Pablo Iglesias, Spain’s deputy Prime Minister, has confirmed that the government is analyzing the possibility of introducing a four-day work week. The Socialist-led coalition government is looking into the possibility of Spain reducing the number of weekly hours to 32, without a loss of pay. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201204/the-spanish-government-is-discussing-the-possibility-of-a-four-day-work-week


Benalmádena ice rink closes due to sharp fall in users: The ice rink in Benalmádena took its users by surprise last weekend, informing them that the activities due to take place had been cancelled as the complex was closing. PHOTO:SUR Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/11/benalmadena-rink-closes-sharp-20201211112617-v.html


Geminid meteor shower: Stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere could see up to 70 meteors per hour Sunday (December 13-14), when the Geminid meteor shower reach its peak. The following few nights should also be particularly good, as there will be no moon in the sky that interferes with sight, the Royal Astronomical Society explains in a statement. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/sunday-night-the-best-time-to-see-the-geminids/


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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
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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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