DigameXtra No. 1867 Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 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/

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.


Baobab Beach House: Live music with Duo Golden Cuba.
Sat, Feb 13th. 3:30pm. Please book. 667 93 43 17
Algarrobo 29750 FB Page


Los Naranjos Bar: Live trumpet player. Thursday Feb 11th, 2pm.
Alcaucin. Res. 608 553 075


Feroche Beach Bar: Live music with Duo Golden Cuba.
Sunday Feb 14th 2:30pm. Res. 658 14 59 50
Torrox Costa  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!


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


Wanted: Transport for books and small household items total 2 cub m from Nerja to W London before April ’21.
Tony, Nerja
sjc2714 at gmail dot 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: Free standing log burner, works really well warms up the place super quick €100
Call Hans, Competa, 0031 651562518 or
email: jh.vh@hotmail.com


For Sale: Vax Spot Scrubber 25 Euro
Bought used – but I myself have never used it
Although I have seen it used.
So you will be buying as seen.
Polly, Caleta de Velez. Can meet Aldi Car Park.
Email: madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk


For Sale: iPhone 6s. My wife has upgraded and now selling iPhone 6s. 16 mb, in great condition with protective case, extra noise reducing ear-pods and a selfie stick. Bargain at 80€ Nerja.
Lars + 34 654477814 (have WhatsApp)


For Sale: Valentines Day Gift Idea
Handmade Pebble Art Pictures
I have many couples and families designs, also with pet dogs & cats, would make a unique gift for that special person in your life.
Designs are also available with or without wording.
Pictures are 24 x 30 cm mounted on white block canvas and come ready to hang.
Please click on the link to see my design gallery and feel free to get in touch if you would like to make a purchase. I am based in Torrox, but happy to meet locally, (within current permitted municipalities)
All designs are 25€ , free giftwrapping also available.
Pebbles and Bambam Art
650 958 144 tel / whatsapp
email: pebblesandbambamstudio@gmail.com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Bella vista bathroom suite WHB, WC cistern , bath complete with taps €50 the lot.
-Metal security door suitable for outdoor shed 210 cm by 110cm complete with lock and key €60 ono.
Brian, tel 00353872846526
email – Brian.quinn@outlook.ie


News & Articles

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Covid restrictions are updated today: I suggest you check the Facebook page for your Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) to see if your town’s current status has changed. The restrictions map at https://www.mapacovid.es/ should be updated by mid-afternoon.


Andalucía to allow visits to the elderly in care homes: Visits will be allowed if a week has passed since residents have received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine and as long as the residence is in an area that does not exceed an infection incidence rate threshold. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/09/andalucia-allow-visits-elderly-20210209120423.html


Spain-Portugal border closure extended until March 1st: Police checks at the border between Spain and Portugal will continue until at least March 1st, the government confirmed on Tuesday, in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus with only those with justified cause allowed to cross. The borders were initially closed on January 29th. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210209/spain-portugal-border-closure-extended-until-march-1


Spanish government extends travel restrictions on arrivals from the UK, South Africa and Brazil: Spain’s health minister, Carolina Darias, announced today that passengers on flights and ships arriving in the country from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa will continue to be subject to restrictions. The aim is to prevent the arrival of more-infectious variants of the coronavirus that have been detected in those countries.
Current rules state that only Spanish citizens or people with other nationalities who have official residency in Spain or Andorra can fly or sail into the country from the United Kingdom, Brazil or South Africa. This restriction will be extended until March 2. A negative PCR test or similar carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival is also required. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-02-09/spanish-government-extends-travel-restrictions-on-arrivals-from-the-uk-south-africa-and-brazil.html


Major airlines to launch a digital Covid ‘health passport’ in March:
The IATA Travel Pass mobile application is being presented as a solution to help get the aviation sector moving again. There will be a module that will allow passengers to create a “digital passport” to store vaccination certificates and verify that they are sufficient for their travels, and enable the users to share these certificates with airlines and authorities to facilitate travel. IATA says that the Travel Pass will be free for passengers to download. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202102/09/major-airlines-launch-digital-20210209102319.html


PETA offers cash to ban Pamplona’s famous running of the bulls forever: With the news last week that the Spanish city of Pamplona in Navarra has been forced to cancel its bull running fiesta for the second year running due to the Covid crisis, animal rights activists have seized on the opportunity to call for it to be banned permanently.
PETA are writing to the mayor of Pamplona with the offer of €298,000 if the Navarran city ceases the use of bulls during their fiesta altogether.
“People around the world, including in Spain, say it’s past time the torment and slaughter of animals for human entertainment were stopped,” says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk in her appeal to Pamplona mayor, Enrique Maya. Photo:AFP. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210209/peta-offers-cash-to-ban-pamplonas-famous-running-of-the-bulls-forever


Police Break Up Large Traveller Camp in Almuñecar: According to media reports, eight police vehicles arrived on Playa de Enmedio at around 11am, breaking up a large traveller camp there.
There were said to be large numbers of adults, children and dogs living at the site, with one woman reportedly living with five dogs in her vehicle. Playa de Enmedio is known to be a destination for travellers to set up camp, while police have recently cracked down on the nearby camps in Orgiva. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/02/09/police-break-up-large-traveller-camp/


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:




Missing Cat, €100 REWARD offered: Black cat named Frederic. Afraid of strangers. Castrated, green eyes.
Microchip FRA250.268.500.137.117
Cat went missing on Sunday 7th. In the campo around loma de arriba, canillas de aceituno.
Elaine, WhattsApp +31 654246577 or +31 615291677


Found Dogs: These two dogs arrived at our garden this morning, in very good health and very friendly. Has anybody lost them or do they know of their owners if so can you please contact me. We are in the Arenas area. Call Ian on 676667554 or
e mail: jackian@talk21.com


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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
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