DigameXtra No. 1833 Thursday, Jan. 7th, 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/


Steve Owen Live @ Lennons : Friday Jan 8th 7:30 PM.
Lennon Sport Bar. Avda España, 70 – Sitio de Calahonda Business Center 29649 Mijas. +34 646 26 85 37 FB Page


Light Lunch Band: Weather permitting. Sat Jan 9th 1:30pm.
Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta de Velez.
Calle Real s/n 29751 caleta de velez 29751 Vélez-Málaga FB Page


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BluCee Real Estate hope that you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and we are wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2021.
We will be back at Trapiche market on the 5th of January 2021. It is open 9:30-13:30 hrs, address is Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 KM, 29718 Vélez-Málaga.
We have had many enquiries and showings over the Christmas period and we are looking for more properties to present to an ever growing list of clients. If you are thinking of selling your property or if it is already listed but you’re not getting the viewings you need, then contact BluCee – info@blucee.com / tel: 711 042 727
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
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Mobile Hairdresser: Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 12 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Appointments now being taken for Torrox and surrounding areas. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like.
Tel or WhatsApp 622 690 133,
Email jmainwood01 @ gmail dot com (no spaces) or go to my Facebook page. www.facebook.com/Hair-by-Jenny
Jenny, Torrox


Removal and Collection – Men With Vans:
You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans.
For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help.
House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call.
Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door.
Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or visit our Facebook page
Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.
Men With Vans: John 622 067 357


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful sideboard with glass top done in a chocolate chalk paint & waxed (mirror can be done to match if required extra cost.)
Measurements Width 105cms Depth 41cms Height 81cms. Price 125€
-2 natural with olive & cream chalk paint bedsides units 7O€ (for the pair). Measurements Width 44 x 31 x 58cms
-2 matching natural bedside lockers with new handles Measurements Width 48cms Depth 33cms Height 59cms Price €35 each (sold as a pair)
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Vacuum Cleaner for Ashes. DEXTER POWER 1000w. Vacuum Cleaner for Wood Burner Ashes, workshops etc.
Near New, with cleanable filter bag. 20Euro
Ken, Nerja, Supersol (old Bridge)
Phone/WhatsApp 654 728380;
kenseal at gmail dot com
Can also arrange to be picked up in Torrox.


For Sale, 2 items:
-Safe. Hotel type. Complete with two keys. Very robust strong type not a cheap version. €50.
-Dog guard for Kia Sportage year 2005. €75.
Call Warren, Comares on 618346098 or email


For Sale: BOSS RC-505 loopstation bundle. I offer this first class Boss loopstation with original mic and cable for sale. It is unused as I bought it as a gift ( from Thomann, it is what you see in the photo ) for my son but not suitable for his purpose so I bought a scarlett studio instead. I sell it for €410 and to the first buyer. Price is not negotiable. Contact Mariza, Nerja ; PHOTO:https://www.thomann.de
Email: wanagiwakan at gmail dot com


News & Articles

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Coronavirus infections accelerate in Andalusia with 2,391 new confirmed cases: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 01/06/2021 17: 22
-The pandemic continues at an accelerated rate in Andalusia, which already accumulates 269,474 cases tested with Active Infection Diagnostic Tests (PDIA), after adding another 2,391 in the last day, according to the part published on this Kings Day by the Ministry of Health and Board families. It’s the worst daily record since November 26. These data correspond to 7 o’clock this morning and refer to cases of Covid-19 with active infection, confirmed by PCR technique or rapid antigen tests.
-Deaths caused by the virus in the region are already 5,244 since the start of the pandemic. In the last 24 hours, 18 new deaths have been reported in Andalusia. Five of these new deaths have occurred in Cádiz, while Malaga and Granada have four each, Seville three and Huelva two.
-Health also reports that another 335 people have recovered from the disease and there are already 236,255 patients who have received medical discharge throughout the epidemic.
-The province where the greatest advance of the pandemic has been yesterday was detected is Cádiz, with 482 new positives, followed by Malaga with 409; Seville with 367; Granada with 309; Almería with 276; Jaén with 223; Córdoba with 217; and Huelva with 108.
-The Ministry of Health and Families reports that, currently, 1,072 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain admitted to Andalusian hospitals, of which 201 are in the ICU.
By provinces : in Almería (99 hospitalizations, of which 24 in ICU), Cádiz (198 hospitalizations, of which 31 in ICU), Córdoba (116 hospitalizations, of which 15 in ICU), Granada (176 hospitalizations, of which than 45 in ICU), Huelva (39 hospitalizations, of which 11 in ICU), Jaén (115 hospitalizations, of which 22 in ICU), Malaga (189 hospitalizations, of which 23 in ICU) and Seville (140 hospitalizations, of which 30 in ICU).
-In Andalusia there are 161.5 confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest data published by the Regional Institute of Statistics and Cartography, which places the Community below the red lines of incidence of the epidemic and very far from the more than 600 that Extremadura has, the most affected currently. This rate, referred to the last 14 days, is unequal according to provinces. The highest corresponds to Jaén (222.9) and the lowest to Seville (102.2).
-This Confirmed PDIA ( Active Infection Diagnostic Tests ) includes all cases of Covid-19 coronavirus with active infection, tested by PCR technique or latest generation rapid antigenic tests.
This information comes from the individualized cases that have been declared to the Andalusian Epidemiological Surveillance System and are updated every day with those that have been notified to the Ministry of Health. The reference date for carrying out these calculations is the diagnosis date assigned to each case.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-aceleran-contagios-coronavirus-andalucia-2391-nuevos-casos-confirmados-202101061322_noticia.html


Protesters Storm US Capitol, Reports of Wounded as Multiple Shots Fired: The U.S. Capitol was placed under lockdown as protesters swarmed past barricades to occupy the building where lawmakers had been debating Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College. The scene was so chaotic, with one person reportedly shot, that the National Guard has been called in to help restore order.
Full article: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/protest-electoral-college-capitol/2021/01/06/id/1004508/

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Big winners on Costa de Sol in Spain’s El Niño lottery: The draw of Spain’s El Niño lottery this Wednesday has delivered a bumper 700 million euros in prizes and the first prize number 19570 was sold at outlets in Malaga city, Alhaurín de la Torre and Estepona.
The second prize was number 03436. And the third prize for 05587.
The first prize is 2 million euros per series; the second prize of 750,000 euros per series and the third prize 250,000 euros per series. The series are broken down into décimos (tenths) – which is what most people purchase. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/06/winners-costa-spain-nino-20210106124453.html


New fathers in Spain can now enjoy 16 weeks paternity leave: Paternity leave in Spain is now 16 weeks, equal to that of maternity leave, allowing new fathers to earn 100 percent of their regulatory base salary. New fathers can apply for this paternity leave whether they become a father through the birth of a new child, adoption or foster care. The paternity leave can only be applied for by individuals and is non-transferable. Self-employed or autónomo dads are also eligible for the same 16 weeks paid paternity leave.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210106/new-fathers-in-spain-can-now-enjoy-16-weeks-paternity-leave


Spain Records Its Coldest Ever Temperature: Spain recorded its coldest temperature ever since records began on Wednesday, January 6 – a frigid -34.1C in the Pallars Sobirà area in the Catalan Pyrenees. The Parc Natural de L’Alt Pirineu recorded the icy blast at 2,305 metres at the Clot del Tuc La Llança weather station, and the State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, has warned that later in the week temperatures could drop to -10C in the north and centre of Spain. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/06/spain-records-its-coldest-ever-temperature/


Football News- Atletico Madrid shocked, ousted from Copa del Rey by minnows Cornella: La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey after a shock 1-0 defeat away to third division side Cornella on Wednesday. Atletico, who have lifted the trophy 10 times, most recently in 2013, were also knocked out of last year’s competition by a third division side, going down 2-1 away to Cultural Leonesa after extra time. Full article: https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=591041


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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

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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

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