DigameXtra No. 1835 Saturday, Jan. 9th, 2021

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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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What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra! Tell your favourite establishments to post on DigameXtra to get next-day publicity!

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/


Bands & Acts: Please submit your gig promos, don’t rely on venues to do all your publicity! Many venues and bookers mistakenly think a quick Fakebook post is sufficient to promote a gig, and evidently placing posters out in the streets is a fading tradition, so you are missing out on many potential attendees. Most of those FB posts only have a few likes so obviously are not reaching many people. DigameXtra sends out over 4100 email issues everyday to subscribers, and the website gets another 800 visits per day. That is way better exposure than you are getting in FB posts!!!


Trapiche Market: Trapiche market is a farmers’ and artisan market hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue. It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too!
The market is open from 9:30am-1:30pm every Tuesday
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls and other items; natural worm fertiliser for the garden; hand-painted Andalucian tiles and ceramics; handmade cards and embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork and photography; fresh fruit & veg; delicious cakes, pies, pastries & artisan chocolates; garden & house ornaments; large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area, discuss property management or selling your house with BluCee. Visit Judy to have your clothes altered or commission new ones, she’s also selling cloth masks.
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We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164


Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!


Tony Roam Transport & Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
17 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Guaranteed Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
-Next Guaranteed Scheduled Trip Leaving UK 25th January Arrive Spain 27th January
-Next Guaranteed Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain 7th February Arrive UK 9th February.
Additional unscheduled trips in between.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
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.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email ; tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Face book Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number


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!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.


MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handleless cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick at CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
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English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
Care at home.
– Nurse Supported –
– A realistic option to Residential Care –
Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548
Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425


Dance Classes: Hi. I am Miguel teacher of Argentine tango and Latin dances (bachata salsa). You want to have your milonguera experience, an exclusive dance teacher, we will do our own milonga. If you want to dance, practice, improve your level or learn from the beginning, contact me. I organize private classes for 1 person or a couple. Also classes for small groups 3 or 4 couples. I can move to your home or to the address where we can dance.
my website http://www.ojosnegrostango.com
and my telephone number (whastapp) +34 659 262616
Miguel, Motril


Professional Property Photography:
Having a problems with selling,
Having a problem with renting,
You need new photos for your website,
We can help with that with many year experience in photography, we live and work in the Axarquia area, if you would like to know more.
Based in Canillas de Aceituno
Website: www.ojofoto.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ojofoto365/
Anne: +34 608 152 937
Gary: +34 680 180 392
Office: +34 952 754 677
Gary and Anne


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


Recommendations & Requests


Thanks for Covid 19 Test Information: Thank you to all the Digamites as well as Naythan for all the tips as to where to get a Covid 19 PCR test. It turns out there are several options in my area. I will, in due course, relay my experience in obtaining said test. Once again, this proves that Digamextra is far better than any Google search. Kudos, Naythan.
Andrew Clarke, Frigiliana, andrew-clarke AT shaw D0T ca


News & Articles

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New measures- curfew at 10pm, interprovincial mobility and closing of bars at 6pm: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 01/08/2021 16:37
The new Covid measures in Andalusia, which will start from 00:01 Monday and will last until January 25, are mainly the following:
-Maintain the perimeter closure of the autonomous community , so that you can only leave and enter for justified reasons
-For the moment, allowed mobility between the eight provinces is . It will be reviewed.
-The perimeter closure of the eight municipalities of Campo de Gibraltar and Añora (Córdoba) is maintained.
-The curfew is established between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
-Hold meetings of six people.
-The trade can open until 20.00. (“…shops of all kinds except for food and essential services”, reference https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nuevas-medidas-covid-andalucia-comercios-tendran-adelantar-cierre-2000-horas-202101081443_noticia.html)
-The bars and restaurants will open until 18:00. The cafeterias may remain open until 20:00 but without serving alcohol after 18:00.
-The classes in the schools will be face-to-face.
– University: online classes in those centers that are in areas with alert level 4: from Monday they will be Granada, Jaén, Almería and Jerez
-The municipalities of Campo de Gibraltar and Añora are at alert level 4, grade 2 and restriction of all commercial, hotel and leisure activities .
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-nuevas-medidas-covid-andalucia-toque-queda-2200-movilidad-interprovincial-cierre-hosteleria-1800-202101081326_noticia.html


UPDATED New COVID measures with more details- bars close again at six in the afternoon except for coffee shops that will close at eight:
{Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es}
Updated: 01/08/2021 17:31
After the relative opening of the hotel industry during the Christmas holidays, restrictions on bars and restaurants throughout Andalusia return, according to the decision adopted by the committee of experts that monitors the pandemic in the autonomous community.
-The bars that sell alcoholic beverages will have to close at six o’clock in the afternoon, as before Christmas, except for the cafeterias, which may remain open until 8 p.m. as long as they don’t serve alcohol after 6pm.
-Social and family gatherings are limited to a maximum of six people, both in bars and restaurants and in private homes, the same restriction that has been maintained at Christmas.
-The measures will come into force at zero hours next Monday and will be reviewed within fifteen days by the committee of experts, on Monday, January 25.
-The measures also establish that food may be collected in catering establishments until 9:30 p.m. and at home until 11:30 p.m. by requesting it before 10:30 p.m.
-The extended schedule from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. that was implemented in the last weeks of December will be cancelled when it ends next Sunday.
-The curfew, which forces people to confine themselves to their homes if there are no reasons considered unavoidable, is brought forward from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continues until 6 a.m.
-Restrictions are tightened in “a difficult time for the rebound of the pandemic”, in which “infections are on the rise and the reviews are that” the new wave is tougher due to the coincidence of cases of flu and other pathologies with the Covid-19 ”, according to the Andalusian president. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-nuevas-medidas-bares-vuelven-cerrar-seis-tarde-excepto-cafeterias-haran-ocho-202101081356_noticia.html


Mass Covid-19 screening tests planned for residents of Alhaurín el Grande: The Junta de Andalucía will carry out a mass coronavirus screening of 1,000 residents of Alhaurín el Grande on Wednesday, 13 January. Alhaurín el Grande presently has 70 positive cases – giving it a rate of 283 per 100,000 inhabitants – according to the mayor. PHOTO:Por los caminos de Málaga. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/08/mass-covid-screening-tests-20210108144609.html


Hooded men tie up and beat victim during raid on Costa del Sol luxury villa: National Police officers are looking for four hooded men who broke into a luxury villa in Benalmádena and tied up one of the occupants who was also beaten. The attackers also ripped a safe off the wall but didn’t manage to take it away. After seizing other items the alleged robbers made their escape but dropped the weapon that was used to intimidate the victim. The events happened at around 9pm on Thursday night in the Torremuelle area of the town. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/08/hooded-beat-victim-during-20210108135714.html


Foreign tourists who travel to Andalucía offered free coronavirus insurance: The scheme, which will last all year, aims to encourage the arrival of travellers and allow the region to position itself as a safe destination. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/08/foreign-tourists-travel-andalucia-20210108122900.html


Shocking difference in Butano Gas Bottle Prices: In a recent investigation into the shocking difference in bottled gas prices (Orange bottles, new vs old styles), the exact cost can be revealed.
Consider the shock though when realising that a normal old-style all metal bottle is 12.70 euros and the new one which does look modern is 16.85 euros!
In fairness to Repsol, there may be customers who can now easily move a gas bottle with its big plastic handles and lighter weight, but will those people pay nearly 30 per cent more per bottle? (No mention of if both styles contain the same amount of gas? -Ed.) Full story:


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:

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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/
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