DigameXtra No. 1858 Monday, Feb. 1st, 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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules effective 00:01 Sunday, Jan. 17th, see the News and COVID Info Reference in the News Section of this issue of DigameXtra https://digamextra.com/2021/01/17/digamextra-no-1843-sunday-jan-17th-2021/

Up-to-date Covid restriction information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

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What’s On

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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.


Phoenix Events: Trips & Events
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more info. We are busy adjusting our events schedule to comply with the new Covid regulations. We will post an updated event schedule asap.


Trapiche Market Is Cancelled (confirmed): Trapiche market is sadly closed this week due to the current covid regulations. We look forward to seeing you in the very near future. If you’d like more information please contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164. The market has a facebook page and most of the stall holders advertise their services and items there, some also take orders and delivery can be arranged.
Facebook Page Trapiche Market


Cancelled event- El Pantano Restaurant Car boot/Market:
We are sorry to have to advise you, that the regular Car boot/ Market planned for Sunday 7th February, at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, has been cancelled. Many of our stall holders, as well as regular visitors and customers are currently restrained by Municipality restrictions and it has therefore been deemed necessary and sensible, to cancel it.
Government Covid guidelines permitting, we will restart our regular schedule as soon as possible.
Our first market of 2021 will therefore, hopefully, be on Sunday 7th March. Full information, prior to the event, will be published on Digamextra.
May we take this opportunity to thank all of our visitors for their continued support during this unsettled time.
For any further info. required, please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301


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!


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.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


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 Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
Digamites can you help?
We have a long list of Spanish clients looking for properties.
Do you have a property which fits the following criteria?
-Situated in the area Rincon de la Victoria to Benajarafe.
-€150,000 to €190,000
-Outside space
-Good access to local amenities
If you are thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat.
Selling a property in Axarquía?
We would love to hear from you too.
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.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
For Sale: Upcycled Welsh dresser.
Ercol upcycled in natural & Yute Welsh dresser
Measurements Width 135 x 45.50 x 166cms
Price 325€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items: Selling from holiday home liquidation.
-Used, working coffee machine (Ufesa) 15€.
-Small oil radiator/heater (Orbegozo, 1200 Watt) in good condition for 15€.
-Flower pots to hang up-spanish style (3 pieces each ca. 25 cm high) together for 12€
Contact: Chris, +34 643832266
Email: achriston7472 AT icloud D0T com
We live in Torrox campo!


For Sale: Hyundai Matrix Classic 2008. €850 or near offer.
UK registered, RHD, 1.6 Petrol engine, 80,000 miles / 130,000 kms, MOT until April 2021. Well maintained vehicle with service history. In overall good condition with some minor bumps and scratches to the body. More photos available on request.
Email: ozinecosse@gmail.com
Helen, Sedella


Recommendations & Requests


Restaurant recommendation- Madras Curry House
Avenida Andalucia 60 Torrox Costa
Tel: 952124158
Current opening hours due to restrictions
Restaurant 12pm – 6pm (everyday except Tuesday)
Takeaway/Delivery 12pm – 9pm Everyday (except Tuesday 6pm – 9pm).
If you haven’t already visited Madras Curry House in Torrox Costa then I recommend you do, we’ve eaten in it many many times and have yet to be disappointed. Special offer menu currently available to eat in or takeaway. I know these are hard times for everyone but I’d hate to lose this gem of a restaurant so if you can please give Madras Curry House a try. Thanks.
Gail, Torrox Costa: kincraig25 AT gmail DOT com


News & Articles

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The man who played possibly the most famous guitar riff of all time has died- The Animals’ guitarist Hilton Valentine: The Animals’ guitarist Hilton Valentine, best known for the iconic opening riff on the English rock band’s arrangement of “The House of the Rising Sun,” has died at the age of 77.
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Full article: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/01/hilton-valentine-guitarist-for-the-animals-has-died-at-77

FYI: “House of Rising Sun” was said to have been known by miners in 1905. The oldest published version of the lyrics is that printed by Robert Winslow Gordon in 1925, in a column “Old Songs That Men Have Sung” in Adventure magazine. The lyrics of that version begin:
“There is a house in New Orleans, it’s called the Rising Sun.
It’s been the ruin of many poor girl,
Great God, and I for one.”
The oldest known recording of the song, under the title “Rising Sun Blues”, is by Appalachian artists Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster, who recorded it on September 6, 1933 on the Vocalion label. Ashley said he had learned it from his grandfather, Enoch Ashley. In 1941, Woody Guthrie recorded a version. Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_the_Rising_Sun


Delivery Problems Since Brexit- Why post to and from the UK is more expensive and packages get stuck in Customs: Most of us were aware that Brexit was going to affect importation and exportation businesses, but what about the consequences for individual people?
One of the main issues that many UK residents in Spain have already noticed are the high taxes, which must be paid on sending and receiving packages to and from the UK and Spain.
The taxes imposed occur whether you are ordering goods from the UK, if you send a package to the UK, or if friends and family in the UK send you a package in Spain. Typically, you have to pay the fees before you’re allowed to pick the item up at the post, delivery office or online. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210131/brexit-residents-in-spain-face-high-taxes-on-sending-and-receiving-packages-between-spain-and-the-uk


Spain to introduce coronavirus testing at airports to ease travel:
Airport operator Aena plan to set up Covid-19 testing centres in departure lounges at airports across Spain in a bid to ease travel.
These are: Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Alicante-Elche, Valencia, Sevilla, Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Tenerife Sur, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, César Manrique-Lanzarote and La Palma.
The diagnostic facilities will provide quick PCR, antigenic and serological tests to detect both active infections and the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, and will have isolation areas for travellers awaiting their results.
But the service won’t be available for those arriving in Spain from high risk countries and those travellers will continue to need to show negative test results before they can travel. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210129/spain-to-introduce-coronavirus-testing-at-airports-to-ease-travel


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

Up-to-date information, broken down by municipality, can be found on an interactive map here (in Spanish but simple to use, just hover your pointer, or tap, on your town, use mouse wheel to zoom in & out). https://www.mapacovid.es/

For the latest COVID-19 statistics 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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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UK,Newspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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