DigameXtra No. 1822 Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 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/


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


Live Music at Chaplin’s: El Pino, Torrox Park.
-Wed 23DEC. Starting at 3pm with The Costa Pop Choir followed by the very popular Juan Luis Pascual!! Free entry.
-Thursday 24DEC. Come and join us on Christmas Eve for the amazing Eliza Handley. We have tempting house cocktails on offer as well as skittle vodka shots and Stella Artois on pump for €3. Lets enjoy the last night before Christmas. 9:30pm-12:30am FB Page


Christmas Lunch with live music: 24Dec at Trattoria Angelo
Christmas Menu- 2 course €30, 3 course €35
Live music with Campbell Bass 2:30 TO 5:30PM.
Calle Cártama 17 29649 Mijas  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.
Our services include:
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-Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items
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Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 


SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
Handyman service now available for those smaller jobs.
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Oil Filled electric radiator, 52 x 63 cms high. 30 euros
-Infra Red Lamp. 30 euros
-Bath seat sits over bath, White 72 x 25 cms. For heavy person
30 euros
Angela, Torrox Costa
angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)


For Sale, 2 items:
-Golf Items as a lot. Ben Sayers M100 Graphite Shaft M-flex irons 4 thru S/W. Ping G2 driver, Lynx black 20 degree fairway wood, Golden Goose Putter, Nike Golf bag with stand, plus 40+ Golf balls. All in good condition. 145€?
-3x Oil filled Radiators, €20 each or all three for €50.
Jan, Caleta de Velez, Telephone 658041079.


Recommendations & Requests


Church Services: Will there be any church services on Christmas Day? Thanks Linda / Valez Malaga.
Email: l dot lindalondres AT gmail DOT com
(L.LINDALONDRES all lower case)


Thanks: Hi , my name is Sean Daly and l am in hospital at Torre del mar. I want to say a big thank you to all the wonderful staff here. They have looked after me extremely well and the care and attention l have received has been truly amazing and world class. I start chemo today so fingers crossed. Sean, Torre del Mar, proconsul998ATgmailD0Tcom


Mail for Sheri Pughes?: We regularly check the post box in Torrox village for a friend with the surname Hughes. He keeps having mail for a Sheri Hughes/Pughes put into the box, with the address Parcela 535, Barranco Plano. Does that ring a bell with anybody? If it does I suggest a trip to the Post Office where mail is awaiting!
Nigel, Torrox, littlenigeATmailD0Tcom


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Spain suspends flights from the UK apart from those carrying Spaniards, Spanish residents: The measure, which has also been adopted by Portugal, has been taken after a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus was identified in London and parts of the south of England by the UK authorities, prompting stricter lockdown measures in parts of the country and ruining the Christmas plans of many families.
As many as 23 European countries had already opted to suspend flights between their airports and the United Kingdom in a bid to prevent this new mutation of the coronavirus from reaching their territories. The Spanish government, however, had said on Sunday that it would await a decision from the European Union on a joint approach to travellers arriving from the United Kingdom before taking action. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-12-21/spain-suspends-flights-from-the-uk-apart-from-those-carrying-spaniards-spanish-residents.html


Spain ‘to register’ those who refuse to have Covid-19 vaccine: Those who don’t wish to be immunised against the virus will not remain anonymous and the Ministry of Health will register the names of people who refuse to have it and their reasons why, reports 20Minutos. Full article: (English summary) https://www.thelocal.es/20201221/those-who-refuse-to-be-vaccinated-will-be-registered
and (Spanish source) https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4519135/0/vacunarse-contra-covid-voluntario-sanidad-registrara-quienes-rechacen-inmunizarse/?


Gibraltar toughens restrictions as Covid-19 case figures soar:
Gibraltar has announced further Covid-19 restrictions to begin at midnight tonight. In a statement to parliament, chief minister Fabian Picardo explained that numbers of active cases are rising exponentially: from 47 active cases on 10 December to 60 on 15th, 71 the following day and 202 today. 1,365 people are currently in self-isolation, compared with 222 six days ago.
From midnight, masks must be worn in every public place in Gibraltar, and all catering establishments except takeaways must close until 11 January, possibly longer.
Shops may remain open, but must enforce the same controls as when Gibraltar began to come out of lockdown earlier this year, with limits on numbers inside, hand sanitiser etc. All gymnasiums must close from tomorrow. Continue reading at: http://www.surinenglish.com/gibraltar/202012/21/gibraltar-toughens-restrictions-covid-20201221164426.html


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

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

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

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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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