DigameXtra No. 1830 Sunday, Jan. 3rd, 2021

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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/


Trapiche Market: Trapiche Market stallholders wish DigameXtra readers a very healthy and happy New Year. Thank you to everyone who supported the market in 2020.
Good news – Trapiche market is open on Tuesday 5th January 2021 from 9:30am to 1:30pm.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 KM, 29718 Vélez-Málaga.
Enjoy your New Year celebrations and hope to see you on the 5th.
If you’d like more information please contact Anita at
anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164


Christmas Concert in Torrox: Sunday Jan 3rd, 1pm.
Santiago de El Morche street (behind the church).
Outdoors and scrupulously following all health recommendations. FB Page


Live Flamenco: Sunday Jan 3rd, 1pm at Gran Cafe del Mar
La Laguna 68, Torre del Mar. Info/Res 664 253 035


Chiringuito Trophy: Sunday Jan 3rd, 2pm. Live music with Juan Juis Pascual. Calle real s/n 29751 Caleta de Velez 29751, Vélez-Málaga. +34 689 23 76 43 FB Page


Dia De Reyes Flamenco Party: Di Bitanic Bar. Wednesday Jan 6th, 4:30pm. Free entry. Info & Res 677 69 34 65 ; Calle Estepona 1, Torrox Costa 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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Car Clean Malaga
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh.We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
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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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For Sale: Ikea Loft bed. Hardly used in excellent condition.
Bought in October for 159 euros. Would like 80 euros.
Buyer collects, Danielle from Alcaucín 623011802


For Sale, 3 items:
-Portable Barbecue with wheels, 20€
-3-way Electrolux Camping/caravan Refrigerator (gas/12V/120V) has been used on 120V, not tested on others, 20€
-Cute Moroccan style cupboard, hand-painted, 20€ Dimensions on request.
Nick, Almuñécar, 609 706 210
Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


For Sale: iPhone 6s €140 32gb black/space grey. New battery fully charges to 100%.
Excellent condition. Sale due to Christmas present upgrade.
Unlocked to any network. More pics on request.
Tel Jan, Vélez de Benaudalla, 646381332 or
email: janetgill_9@hotmail.com


For Rent: Long Term 1 Bedroom Rental Available in Nerja
Lovely furnished one bedroom apartment in the charming urbanisation Verano Azul (Nerja), with a large sunny south facing terrace, tropical gardens and two large swimming pools, mountain views from the terrace, comprised of: living-dinning room, well equipped modern open kitchen, (fridge/freezer, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, washing machine), one complete bathroom (shower room), one large double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, air conditioner warm/cold in living-room and bedroom, community satellite, storage wardrobe, preinstaled fibre optic cable for internet, first floor with stairs (no lift). 550,00 € + bills. Photos available on request. Sorry, no pets. Peaceful place, well connected five minutes walk to Burriana Beach, very near to supermarkets, town bus stop, bus station and health care centre. Possible viewing with appointment. Available from the first of January of 2021
Contact Maria, Nerja  + 0 0 3 4 6 5 2 1 5 5 9 0 9 between 5:00-8:00 pm
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Recommendations & Requests


Royal British Legion Nerja: Our great full thanks to everyone who contributed to 2020 Poppy Appeal. A grand sum of 6,000 Euros was collected for this worthy Appeal. As we had to cancel so many of our activities and events we thought our collections for the Appeal would suffer greatly it has suffered some but not as bad as we thought. The all year round boxes are out in shops and bars if any one would like to have one of these contact me Dorothy Allen on 643212944 Happy New Year to you all keep well and safe.
Thanks also to Naythan you are doing a great job keeping us all updated with all the news in our area Dorothy Allen Poppy Appeal Organizer Nerja dorothyallenplATgmailD0Tcom


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, same service but now online and by appointment only please. We ask that the gifts be wrapped and labelled by boy or girl and the age group to make it easier for distribution.
We hope everyone has a safe Holiday and we are sure that 2021 will be better!


News & Articles

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Andalusia adds only two deaths from coronavirus, the lowest figure since September: {Translated from https:sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 02/01/2021, 17:30
Andalusia has added this Saturday only two deaths from coronavirus . This is the lowest figure since the beginning of September. In total, the community has already registered 5,160 deaths since the start of the pandemic . Going into detail, the deceased have been registered one in Malaga and the other in Seville, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Families.
This low number of deaths – last week there were always around 20 each day – must be taken with caution. The succession of holidays may have altered the communication of the data, so that in the next few days will be the real evolution of the health crisis seen .
In any case, the infections have also been contained. Of the 1,714 that occurred on December 31, this first batch of data for 2021 showed 1,237, a decrease of almost 500 cases and, also, less than last Saturday. In total in Andalusia, 262,423 people have already been infected.
Málaga (209 cases), Seville (169) and Cádiz (168), are the provinces, once again, where the highest number of coronavirus infections is registered in Andalusia. They are followed by Almería (151); Huelva (126); Cordoba (111); and Jaén (108).
Meanwhile, the hospitalized continue to decline, as well as the pressure on the health system . In fact, Andalusia adds 893 admitted this Saturday, the lowest figure since September 14 . They are also 83 less than on December 31, the last time data was provided. In the case of the UCI there are 206, four less than on Thursday and a number that had not been seen since last October.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-suma-solo-muertos-coronavirus-cifra-mas-baja-desde-septiembre-202101021404_noticia.html


Gibraltar decrees the confinement of its population in the face of the explosion of coronavirus infections: {Translated from https:sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 02/01/2021, 19:11
Gibraltar has decreed a total confinement of the population due to the increase in infections in recent days. This has been indicated in a speech by the main minister of the English colony, Fabian Picardo, who has indicated that the closure will not be complete because Gibraltarians will be able to leave their homes to work, exercise, make essential purchases , have their children play or for medical reasons before ten o’clock at night. From that time on, they should stay home. In addition, he explained, the border with Spain will not be closed during the 14 days that, in principle, these measures have been agreed upon.
“The number of new infections with Covid-19 in our community is remarkably high and worrisome,” said Picardo, who explained that the Rock is experiencing “growth rates of new infections that are quite exponential and that are having a serious effect on the number of people hospitalized and the number of front-line workers in self-isolation. ‘
As proof of the delicate situation in Gibraltar, Picardo pointed out that “ exactly one month ago, on December 2 , we were reporting 5 new cases of the infection. Today we had 92 and yesterday 172 ». Thus, the virus “is spreading faster than we can control it.”
“The confinement,” said Picardo, “will initially be for a period of 14 days.” In addition, it will be reviewed every seven days , he added. In addition there will be “a 24-hour curfew,” the politician has detailed.
Picardo has also spoken of the presence of the new British strain of the coronavirus, which he believes is circulating in Gibraltar but which, he has indicated, ” cannot be confirmed genetically.” “The social behavior that we have seen in the last three weeks will have helped that new strain or even the original strain to spread as it has done,” the politician reproached. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/cadiz/sevi-gibraltar-decreta-confinamiento-poblacion-ante-explosion-contagios-coronavirus-202101021723_noticia.html


Updated information on restrictions to passengers travelling from the UK to Spain- Updated 2 January 2021:


Greece back under lockdown, France sets earlier curfew: Greece’s strict COVID-19 lockdown was extended on Saturday following a relaxation over the end of year festive period. The one-week lockdown is to come into force on Sunday at 06:00 CET and end on January 11. During that time, “all activities and services that were gradually allowed before Christmas are suspended,” government’s spokesman Stelios Petsas said.
An earlier curfew is meanwhile coming into force in France’s most impacted areas on Saturday. Some 6 million people in the east of the country will now not be able to leave their houses come 18:00 CET and until 06:00. Elsewhere, the curfew remains set at 20:00 CET. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2021/01/02/covid-19-greece-reintroduces-strict-lockdown-as-france-lengthens-nighttime-curfew-for-mill


Cases of the British strain of the coronavirus detected in Malaga, Seville, Granada and Campo de Gibraltar: {Translated from https:sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 02/01/2021, 14:06
Cases of the British strain of the coronavirus grow in Andalusia. There are already seven confirmed patients who have been infected with this variant of Covid-19, they point out from the Ministry of Health and Families.
As indicated by the counsellor of the branch, Jesús Aguirre, three cases of the British strain are registered in the province of Malaga, two in Granada, one in Seville and another in the Campo de Gibraltar area. “All of them have good clinical evolution,” they indicate from the Board.
From the Ministry of Health they explain that due to the increase in cases they maintain vigilance on confirmed cases of coronavirus that come from the United Kingdom or Gibraltar.
If these travelers test positive for Covid-19, further studies are carried out to determine if it is the British strain that has infected them. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-detectan-casos-cepa-britanica-coronavirius-malaga-sevilla-granada-y-campo-gibraltar-202101021318_noticia.html#ancla_comentarios


The new Covid variant is 54% more infectious than other strains: The Covid strain that has caused cases to rise dramatically in the UK has been found to be more than 50 per cent more infectious than other variants.The new mutation is more infectious, however, there is no evidence to suggest that it is more deadly. There is also no evidence that the new strain is more infectious in children than other variants. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/medical/the-new-covid-variant-is-54-more-infectious-than-other-strains-what-it-means/ar-BB1clCEw


British man arrested for ramming police car with a van in Algarrobo had just left court for stealing another car: The judge had provisionally released the 28-year-old after he was arrested for the theft of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence. A police investigation has revealed new information about the driver of a van who left five Guardia Civil officers injured – one seriously – after a stolen vehicle chase that ended near Algarrobo. PHOTO:SUR
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/31/british-arrested-ramming-police-20201231120215.html


How Britons who let out properties in Spain could see taxes triple after Brexit: (Updated 2 January 2021)
Spain’s Inland Revenue is preparing to hike taxes for non-resident British homeowners who rent out their properties in Spain after December 31st 2020.
UK citizens who don’t live in Spain but let out a property in the country will no longer be able to dock off expenses from their tax declaration once they become non-EU citizens.
The measure relates to the IRNR (Non-resident Income Tax), which for EU residents is 19 percent on net income and for non-EU is 24 percent.
Crucially however, foreign non-resident homeowners from the EU, Norway and Iceland can claim back many more expenses (mortgage interest, insurance, IBI, community fees etc) which non-EU resident property owners cannot.
For example, an EU resident who makes €1,000 a month in rental income from a property in Spain will end up paying €779 annually in taxes after deductions, whereas a non-resident from a non-EU country would pay €2,880 a year in IRNR tax for the same earnings and time period. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201006/britons-who-let-out-properties-in-spain-to-see-taxes-triple-after-brexit


Spain and UK agree 11th-hour border deal for Gibraltar: Gibraltar will become part of Europe’s passport-free zone to keep movement fluid on its border with Spain in a landmark deal reached just hours before Britain leaves the EU custom’s union and single market, Spain’s top diplomat said Thursday, December 31.
Under terms of the agreement, Gibraltar would become a part of the Schengen zone with Spain acting as guarantor, Gonzalez Laya said.
“Until the agreement comes into force, we will use the arrangements permitted under Schengen to relax controls at the border,” she said, indicating the UK and the EU were expected to sign the deal “within an estimated six months”.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210101/spain-and-uk-agree-11th-hour-border-deal-for-gibraltar


Ticketmaster Busted For Hacking Competitor: Ticketmaster has agreed to pay a $10 million fine after being charged with illegally accessing computer systems of a competitor repeatedly between 2013 and 2015 in an attempt to “cut [the company] off at the knees.”
“Ticketmaster employees repeatedly – and illegally – accessed a competitor’s computers without authorization using stolen passwords to unlawfully collect business intelligence,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme.
“Further, Ticketmaster’s employees brazenly held a division-wide ‘summit’ at which the stolen passwords were used to access the victim company’s computers, as if that were an appropriate business tactic.” Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/01/ticketmaster-to-pay-10-million-fine-for.html


Outbreak of 100 cases after Christmas Day celebration in cocktail bar in Teba, Malaga: According to the city council, all Covid safety and hygiene measures were breached – there was no social distancing, no masks or limited capacity in place and the bar ignored established hours. Some 100 of those who attended have since tested positive in PCR tests. Most of those infected are residents of the same town, are between 18 and 40 years old, and a small group of about 11 people have mild symptoms, reports Cadena SER. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/02/outbreak-of-100-cases-after-christmas-day-celebration-in-cocktail-bar/


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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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