DigameXtra No. 1831 Monday, Jan. 4th, 2021

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There will be no issue of DigameXtra on Wednesday, Jan. 6th Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.


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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 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/


Phoenix Events: Trips & Events
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 info.


Benefit Zambomba Torrox 2021: Tuesday, January 5, at the Plaza de la Constitución in Torrox from 1pm. Nothing better than living the Three Kings Day enjoying a wonderful show with a great cast of artists.  FB Page


Dear boys and girls:
In this year that has been so difficult and how well you have behaved … almost everyone … we could not miss our appointment next Tuesday, January 5.
That is why MELCHOR, GASPAR and BALTASAR are going to be there for almost the whole day, FROM 11AM TO 2PM AND FROM 4PM TO 7PM, so that you can come and see us and tell us, with all the security measures that they recommend, your wishes so that, at night, let’s go through the houses and leave the gifts next to your shoes.
And to avoid crowds, we will be in 2 places at the same time (remember that we are magicians, but if you arrive and do not see us, wait a few minutes as we will be moving from one place to another). The places are in the Plaza de San Roque in #Torrox and in the Plaza de la Marina in #ElMorche .


Restaurante El Pampano: Live music by Miguel Botana to celebrate Dia de Reyes, Wednesday Jan 6th at 2:30pm.
Please reserve at 951 832 810. Av de Nerja 52, Competa. FB Page


2DimensionZ: Is at Billy Bar At Miss Tapitas on Friday 8th Jan. Live classic hits from 60s to now. It all starts at 14:30. Hope you can make it. Alcaucín. FB Page


Services Wanted/Offered

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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.
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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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 hope you are enjoying the festive season:
We need your help, we have a Spanish family with the finances in place looking to buy a house/villa.
Do you have a house for sale which fits the following criteria?
-Plot of 1,000m2 or larger
-3 or more bedrooms
-Track must be in good condition, not a dirt track.
-Easy access to a village or town, rural but not an isolated property.
-Axarquia area
-Maximum of €200,000
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Upcycled rocking chair stripped back to natural chalk paint new fabric seat cushion clear wax Price 75€
-Castillan locker stripped back to natural with olive chalk paint and clear waxed Measurements Width 60cms Depth 31cms Height 78cms Price 75€
-Sideboard stripped back to natural wood and waxed. Brand new porcelain yellow pumpkin handles Measurements Width 195cms
Depth 42cms Height 85cms Price 175€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: PRIXTON Bari – Double Coffee Maker / Express Coffee Makers 3 in 1– Espresso, Americano and Cappuccino, 15 Pressure Bars, Power 1850 W, Double Italian and American Drip System, Integrated Steamer. New, unwanted Christmas present. Paid 108€ asking 70€, pickup in Sayalonga or meet at El Ingenio.
Bernd, Sayalonga
Contact: bernd.martin@bernd-martin.eu


Wanted: Sun Bed. Hello Digame readers, Happy new year to you and Naythan our Editor etc.
Wanted please a Sun Bed. Can collect from Nerja area. Deadline before 20th Jan. Tony, Nerja
Email: sjc2714 at gmail dot com or Wapp +49 174 526 8474


Recommendations & Requests


There is a new park for kids at the Nerja Caves: FB Page


News & Articles

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Coronavirus infections in Andalusia climb to 2,220 in 24 hours, the highest figure since November: Updated: 03/01/2021 18:44 {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
-The contagion of coronavirus in Andalusia have climbed up to 2,220 in a single day . This is the highest figure since November. In addition, this increase in the cases of Covid-19 occurs two weeks after the relaxation of the measures for commerce and hospitality, which could reflect the increase in personal and commercial mobility in the community.
-However, it should be noted, the succession of holidays in these two weeks have been able to alter the communication of the data, so must be taken with great caution this rise . Until a few days have passed and the trend is confirmed, we cannot yet speak of a rise in the pandemic curve , although the data, at the moment, point in that direction.
-According to the figures provided by the Ministry of Health and Families, Seville (503 infections), Malaga (503) and Cádiz (456) continue to be the main sources of concern for health authorities. These provinces have been accumulating the highest number of cases for weeks. In the case of Cádiz, the situation is especially delicate in Campo de Gibraltar , where the Junta has ruled a perimeter confinement. They are followed in cases by Jaén (222); Cordoba (212); Almeria (209); Granada (151); and Huelva (125).
-The deaths this Sunday in Andalusia from coronavirus are 14 , most of them in Malaga (five); Cádiz (four); Granada (three); and Córdoba (two). The cured are 147 and the people who have needed hospitalization, only four, none in the ICU.
-However, the situation in Andalusian hospitals is getting worse today. Sundays, if you look at the historical data series, are usually good for health pressure and patients descend. This is not the case today. In fact, 47 new coronavirus patients have been added to reach 940. There are also eight more patients in the ICU, so that 214 are registered. This, which may be a change in trend, must be confirmed. And, in any case, Andalusian hospitals are with 72 percent less occupancy than that which came to be at the peak of the second wave, which occurred at the beginning of November with 3,478 patients admitted. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-contagios-coronavirus-andalucia-escalan-2220-24-horas-cifra-mas-alta-desde-noviembre-202101031340_noticia.html


Less than half of those summoned for a coronavirus test in La Línea de la Concepción appear: {First paragraph of this article was translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} The extraordinary voluntary screening of rapid tests antigen in La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz) has concluded with the performance of 489 tests – less than half of the 1,000 people who were cited – and 15 have tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/cadiz/sevi-andalucia-presenta-menos-mitad-convocados-para-test-coronavirus-linea-concepcion-202101031717_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F


Top Andalusian cycle race rolls onto Costa del Sol this February: The town of Mijas will be the starting point of the last stage in the next edition of the Vuelta a Andalucía cycling event. Organisers have announced the dates and full official route for the next Vuelta a Andalucía (Tour of Andalucía) professional cycle race around the region’s roads.
The 67th edition of the cycling event will be held from 17 – 21 February and will cover a total of 819.5 kilometres distributed over five days. PHOTO:EFE Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/sport/202012/31/andalusian-cycle-race-rolls-20201231102740.html


UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks’ Assange: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out Monday whether he can be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. to face espionage charges over the publication of secret American military documents.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser is due to deliver her decision at London’s Old Bailey courthouse at 10 a.m. Monday. If she grants the request, then Britain’s home secretary, Priti Patel, would make the final decision.
Whichever side loses is expected to appeal, which could lead to years more legal wrangling. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-julian-assange-london-espionage-02df3aa0c24a7e4e2391554304a47386


Bitcoin rallies above $30,000 for first time: The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency traded as high as $33,099 on Saturday, with almost all other markets closed over the first weekend in 2021. It was last up about 12% at $32,883.
Bitcoin advanced more than 300% in 2020, and with the latest leg higher has added more than 50% since crossing $20,000 just two weeks ago.
The blockchain currency has only been around for a decade or so, and in 2020 it has seen demand grow from larger U.S. investors, attracted by its perceived inflation-hedging qualities and potential for quick gains, as well as expectations it would become a mainstream payments method.
Multiple competitor cryptocurrencies use similar blockchain, or electronic ledger, technology. Ethereum, the second biggest, gained 465% in 2020 and was up almost 7% on Saturday.
(Note: Cryptocurrencies fluctuate wildly in price and are only for investors willing to accept the large risks involved. -Ed.) Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/cryto-currency/bitcoin-rallies-above-30000-for-first-time-idUSKBN2970FF


For the latest COVID-19 info visit:


Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

UK 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/
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
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