DigameXtra No. 1832 Tuesday, Jan. 5th, 2021

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When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

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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/

Tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 6th, is a public holiday
Three Kings’ Day or Day of the Magi, is also known as Epiphany


Forecast is still looking for rain Wed-Friday:


La Casa Hotel and Restaurant: We will be open for lunch 12 -4pm and then for dinner 8pm -10pm Tuesday 5th January the day the 3 Kings visit the village. This year they will be in San Roque Plaza not the main plaza and will be around from 11am until 2pm and then again 4pm until 7pm.
Come and try our wonderful set menu or choose from our a la carte menu all freshly cooked.
We will close from Wednesday 6th January until Monday 1st February.
For bookings or enquires please call 662039741.
Hava a very Happy 3 Kings and wishing you all a very happy New 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


Sunday Roast & Live Music: Come join us for your Sunday Lunch on 10th January 2021 here at G & S Italian Restaurant. 3 – 5:30pm
A delicious 1 or 2 course lunch from 8.95e including a glass of Cava with live entertainment. This week Mario Ross will be there to entertain you Don’t delay, call today! and reserve your table inside or outside on 663922344 or message us on our FB page. Come and support your local artistes
Jarales de Alhamar 20-21 – Sitio de Calahonda 29649 Mijas  FB Page


The Cazbah Live Lounge- Three Kings Special: Crazy Sale!
Wed Jan 6th 12-6pm. Music at 1pm. Quiz at 4pm.
3 for 2 on all bottled beer ; Bucket of 8 Alcopops €8
All stock must go!
Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to open The Cazbah this Monday & Tuesday.
But we will be opening for our final day on Wed 6th January.
And we have a great day in store for you.
Amazing drink specials and offers, the amazing Amelinde singing all your favourites and our big brain teaser quiz.
Its your last chance to join us for some fabulous entertainment and a few drinks. Info 602 535 710. Avenida de rota 29649 Mijas  FB Page


Services Wanted/Offered

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Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!


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:
-Regular runs between UK and Spain
-Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items
-Courier Services
-Man & Van services
-Packing, including supply of packing materials
-UK Home shopping with UK delivery address
-Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain
-Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
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


Nik of all Trades: Services available for home, garden and office
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost.
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free!


Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/


Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain is located in Sayalonga.
We have 2 new videos showing an experiment planting Vetiver in a tall Ornamental pot showing the results of the root growth after about 8 months.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/g1WRvjE6oAk
Part 2: https://youtu.be/HNviq7XdRM4
These short videos show you the incredible root system of Vetiver is and why it is so beneficial to fighting erosion and preserving top soil.
Want more videos? Please go to our YouTube video page.
We also have Lemon Grass and Moringa Seedlings available now.
Please contact us for more information. Visits are by appointment.
Phone or WhatsApp for David: (34) 692 288 657
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Website: www.vetiverspain.com


For Sale: 3 Bargain Items for the Woodworker
-Band Saw, Rexon BS10SA – 60€
-Star PT85 Planer/Thicknesser 60€
-Dewalt DW618 Plunge Router with Table and approx 30 assorted router bits – a true bargain at 150€
Nick, La Herradura, 609 706 210
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


Wanted: More corks needed. All types of corks need. Plastic. Cava or Fizz. The project is getting closer to completion.
Collection or meet in velez/ torre.
John, Canillas de Aceituno
+447775 605092 +34 643963845 WhatsApp
email: john price 752 at hotmail dot com
Thank you and a happy new year to you all.


Recommendations & Requests


Wanted, Removal & Storage: Help please. I am looking for a company that removes and stores household items furniture, bedding etc, can anyone recommend one here in Spain, Costa del Sol please. Many thanks, Dee / La Vinuela Tel- 615925352


News & Articles

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Andalusia is considering new restrictions as of January 10 due to the increase in coronavirus infections: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 01/04/2021 20:57
The counselor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elías Bendodo, has not ruled out new restrictions to stop the expansion of the coronavirus as of January 10, after the Christmas period, always in accordance with what the expert committee decides, which will meet two days before, and according to “proportionate decisions”.
This has been indicated by Bendodo, to questions from journalists in Sierra Nevada, where he stressed that the Board has tried that these measures prioritize health and the least impact possible on the economy, as well as its concern about the “growth” of infections by covid-19 “in the last days.”
The Board will continue to work along the same lines, based on the opinion that is emanating from a committee of experts made up of professionals “with names and surnames”, who are the ones who “make the decisions” that “the Government of Andalusia assumes as its own”, explained the also spokesman for the regional Executive.
Thus, based on what is stipulated in the meeting of this committee scheduled for January 8, the Board will choose to maintain, relax or tighten the restrictions, although it will also continue to analyze the evolution of the pandemic on a daily basis.
Regarding the estimation of the evolution of vaccines, the Board estimates that can be 900,000 injected in 12 weeks, about 70,000 each week, although Elías Bendodo has indicated that Andalusia “has the capacity” to carry out a vaccination campaign “more Intensive with the relevant staff and centers enabled.
To do this, it has asked the central government to approach the European Union and the laboratories so that it can multiply the arrival of vaccines to the community, and thus activate a” faster “campaign with which immunize the population “as soon as possible.”
It is planned, Bendodo has indicated, that this Monday some 70,000 vaccines will arrive in Andalusia that, like the previous ones received, will begin to be distributed throughout the eight provinces . The counselor has once again emphasized the Board’s claim that in June around 50 percent of the Andalusian population will be vaccinated. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-baraja-nuevas-restricciones-partir-10-enero-aumento-contagios-coronavirus-202101041401_noticia.html


‘Stay at home’: Boris Johnson plunges whole of England into lockdown: Boris Johnson has imposed a third national lockdown on England. In a televised address to the nation on Monday, the prime minister said a lockdown “tough enough” to contain the new coronavirus variant is needed. It comes after the UK’s chief medical officers warned: “Cases are rising almost everywhere… without further action there is a material risk of the NHS in several areas being overwhelmed over the next 21 days.” Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/stay-at-home-boris-johnson-plunges-whole-of-england-into-lockdown/ar-BB1csOMj


Scotland plunged into national lockdown from midnight – with schools closed: Mainland Scotland will be plunged into a new national lockdown from midnight tonight for the rest of January – with schools closed. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-scotland-plunged-national-lockdown-23259590


COVID UK & Scotland- What are the main differences between Tier 4 and the new national lockdown in each country?: See a review of the updated rules here: https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18986267.will-new-national-lockdown-look-like/


Gibraltar bans non-essential use of cars and closes children’s playgrounds: The Gibraltar Minister with responsibility for Civil Contingencies Samantha Sacramento has today (January 4) published an amendment to the lockdown regulations where travel by car will no longer be permitted as an exception to the rules.
Travel by car will only be permitted for the purposes of travel to work or for essential matters such as shopping for food. Full article:


Temporary interruptions to electricity supply ahead in Nerja: Troupe Endesa e-Distribution plans to cut power supply in parts of the town on Thursday, January 7. The interruption will affect Calle Hernando de Carabeo, Calle los Huertos , Pasaje Milenio, Extension Rodriguez Acosta and Plaza del Olvido , from 8.30am to 11.30am and from 4pm to 7pm.
The company apologises for any inconvenience caused and is offering more clarification on 900 850 840.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/04/temporary-interruptions-to-electricity-supply-ahead-in-nerja/


Spain’s most dangerous roads named: In a report issued by Spain’s Royal Automobile Club (RACE), the stretch of the N-340 road between Nerja in Malaga and Almuñecar in Granada, appears as one of the most dangerous roads in Spain.
In fact, it appears sixth on the 2020 list for the level of risk of having an accident, based on data for 2017 to 2019. The exact danger area is between kilometres 296.4 and 312.9. There have been seven serious or deadly accidents on the stretch of road in the past year, with four people seriously injured. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/04/spains-most-dangerous-roads-named/


British Court Rejects U.S. Request to Extradite WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange: A British court has rejected the U.S. government’s request to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the country on charges pertaining to illegally obtaining and sharing classified material related to national security.
In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Judge Vanessa Baraitser denied the extradition on the grounds that Assange is a suicide risk and extradition to the U.S. prison system would be oppressive.
The U.S. government is expected to appeal the decision.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/01/british-court-rejects-us-request-to.html


Mexico to offer asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange: ‘We’ll give him protection,’ president says of Assange after a new UK ruling that Assange not be extradited to the US. “I’m in favor of him being pardoned. Not only that, I’m going to ask the foreign affairs minister [Marcelo Ebrard] to do the relevant paperwork to ask the government of the United Kingdom about the possibility of allowing Mr. Assange to be freed and for Mexico to offer him political asylum,” he told reporters at his regular news conference. Full article: https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexico-to-offer-asylum-to-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange/


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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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