DigameXtra No. 1839 Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 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).

For the new official Covid restrictions effective 00:01 Monday, Jan. 11th, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Saturday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2021/01/09/digamextra-no-1835-saturday-jan-9th-2021/


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.

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!!!


Juan Luis Pascual Sanchez show: Cortijo Veleta, Riogordo
Saturday January 16, 14:00
Tapas Saturday 2 for 7€, 3 for 10€, 4 for 12€
Artist: FB Page
Venue: FB Page  Use this link if the video below fails to display in your email [https://youtu.be/J4eFvTArSXg]


MidMonth Bargain Brunch: Kizzy Caribbean Kitchen, Saturday at 12 PM to 6 PM. Live music & DJ.
Power hour all day- 1 power hr = 10e = x1 hour of unlimited refills on your drink of choice (shots,cocktails & premium spirits not inc). +34 711 050 491
Top Floor, El Zoco, Calahonda 29649 Mijas  FB Page  Use this link if the video below fails to display in your email [https://youtu.be/wc13edNZV7A]


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!


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


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Very comfy grey sofa vgc .Measurements W 205 D 96cms Price 125€
-Solid heavy wrought iron valet stand Measurements W50 x H140cms Price 40€
-Set of 3 pieces. Stripped back to natural with primrose chalk paint with clear and walnut wax Measurements are…
Chest of drawers Width 90.50cms Depth 40.50cms Height 76cms Bedside unit Width 49cms Depth 36cms Height 50cms
Mirror Width 57cms Height 73cms Price 75€ (for 3 pieces)
Contact Jackie /Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Henry Hoover 160-11. Bagged cylinder vacuum cleaner. 620w, 6 litre, 7.5kg, Red and Black. Excellent condition as only 2 months old. Genuine reason for sale. 90 euros ono
-XtremeAuto Headrest Dog Guard. Fully adjustable Mesh Dog Guard for rear boot or trunk of vehicle. Adjustable width 106-145 cms. Mounts securely to headrests. Excellent condition as only 1 month old. Genuine reason for sale. 20 euros.
Please contact Christine on 622166122. Competa or can meet in Caleta de Velez.


Wanted: Rooftiles 43 x 28cm (length x width). We need 30 pieces. They are out of production. So if anyone has some spare, we would like to buy them. We can pick up.
josebrok@hotmail.com 635689235 (whatsapp)
Josephine, Torrox, but willing to drive in surrounding areas.


News & Articles

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Mass coronavirus screening tests ramped up in Malaga province:
The Junta de Andalucía has chosen Coín, Vélez-Málaga, Mijas, Fuengirola, Monda, Gaucín, Genalguacil and Alhaurín el Grande for this week’s random testing.
On Monday mobile screening units were in Gaucín, Monda and Genalguacil. Tuesday was Coín, where 1,000 residents have been voluntarily summoned to undergo antigen tests with another 1,000 residents called up in Vélez-Málaga.
On Wednesday it will be turn of Alhaurín el Grande, while the mobile test units will visit Mijas on Thursday and Fuengirola on Friday.
In all cases the participants invited for the tests, where results are known in 15 minutes, will be notified by text message with details of test locations and times.
Council leaders have called for all people summoned to attend the mass screening sessions. The mayor of Alhaurín said, “It is of the utmost importance to improve the epidemiological situation.” PHOTO:SUR
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202101/12/mass-coronavirus-screening-tests-20210112101551.html


Andalucia- Entry & Exit to Nursing Homes Suspended During Vaccinations: Andalucia has suspended entry and exit to nursing homes during vaccinations against Covid-19, according to the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalucian Regional Government on Tuesday, January 12.
“All entry and exits” in residential centres for the elderly have been put on hold “until the completion of the vaccination of group 1 of the first stage of the Vaccination Programme in Andalucia, in order to preserve the residential centres free of active outbreaks by Covid-19”.
These new measures are contained within the Regional Ministry of Health and Families order, dated January 11, 2021, published in the Official Gazette of the Andalucian Regional Government (BOJA). Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/12/andalucia-entry-exit-to-nursing-homes-suspended-during-vaccinations/


Spain extends ban on travellers from UK (with exemption for residents): Spain’s government has chosen to extend a ban on all travellers from the UK arriving by sea and air except for its citizens or those with residency. On Tuesday, the Health Minister announced that a decision had been taken to extend the ban until February 2nd due to fears over the new Covid-19 strain that is spreading in the UK. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210112/spain-extends-travel-ban-on-travellers-from-uk-with-exemption-for-residents


Andalucia announces €46.1 million direct aid for the self-employed and SMEs hardest hit by Covid: The Andalucia Government is giving direct aid of €1,000 aid to SMEs in commerce, hospitality, crafts and tourism – four of the sectors hit hardest by the Covid pandemic. (The article is not clear if these are loans or grants. -Ed)
The aid will be separated into two lines of subsidies – the first is intended for the retail trade and handicraft sector, and the second will benefit the Andalucian hospitality industry (which includes tourism establishments, travel agencies and catering businesses).
To find out more about the aid and requirements, visit https://www.juntadeandalucia.es
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/01/12/andalucia-announces-e46-1-million-direct-aid-for-self-employed-and-smes-hardest-hit-by-covid/


Antonio Banderas is looking for musicians from Malaga to help him hit the right notes: The new orchestra at the star’s city centre theatre will be under his artistic direction and the baton of Díez Boscovich.
Malaga’s Antonio Banderas is on the look out for musicians to form his own orchestra – but if you want to apply don’t hang around – the closing date to take part in the selection tests is 17 January.
is looking for musicians who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, flute / piccolo, oboe, oboe / horn, clarinet, clarinet / bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone / tuba, percussion (required drums), harp and piano.
Applications to take part in the selection tests can be sent until 17 January. All the information, with the rules and the registration link can be found on the theatre’s website.
The auditions will take place from 25 to 27 January with a first exercise consisting of the interpretation of a work by Mozart, except for saxophonists and percussionists, who will play a piece of their choice. PHOTO:WIKIPEDIA Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/lifestyle/202101/12/antonio-banderas-looking-musicians-20210112185641.html


F1 season rearranged due to coronavirus travel restrictions: The Australian Grand Prix is put back by eight months, and China’s may not happen at all, but organisers still promise 23 events.
Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-f1-season-rearranged-due-to-coronavirus-travel-restrictions-12185692


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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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator.

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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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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