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

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a very happy holiday season!
Plus a Very Special Thanks to the 5 readers
who sent in Christmas donations
and to the Dutch lady who tipped me
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What’s On

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Due to the 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/


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
anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164


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


Services Wanted/Offered

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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.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
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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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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
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


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
michaelkelly5 at talktalk dot net


Wanted: PARROT Bluetooth car kit mki9100.
Ring Ernie, Iznate, 616812765 whatsapp.or messenger.


Recommendations & Requests


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!
Regards, Leslie, CoastFMGold


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News & Articles

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