DigameXtra No. 1886 Tuesday, March 2nd, 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 for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics is the Junta de Andalucia’s FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Quiz:
This Friday 5th March from 2pm
Maximum 4 per team 2 euro per person entry
Prize money for the winners
Menu del dia available 3 course at 14.95, if you would like to eat prior to or after the quiz, snacks also available!
limited places, so come and have a go it is great fun afternoon.
Also Next Sunday our special is- Lamb curry Feast with our homemade Onion Bhaji, amazing Lamb curry, spiced vegetables, and all the trimmings 19.95 per person booking essential.
To book 662039741/952535471
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3, Torrox, 29770


Services Wanted/Offered

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
-Regular runs between UK and Spain
-Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items
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If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
Handyman service now available for those smaller jobs.
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
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Interpreter / TIE organiser: Do you have questions, or need help with the new TIE residencias? Do get in touch.
I work in collaboration with an agency which searches the internet for available appointments in both Malaga and Torre del mar.
The cost is less that a Gestor and much more personal. I accompany you to your appointments and make sure that you have all the required documents.
But It if it’s just information you want, I’m at the end of the phone.
I’m an interpreter, with many years of working in Comarcal hospital as a volunteer, so I have the experience to help you when you need to talk to your doctor, or to see a specialist at the hospital, whether locally or in Malaga.
I charge a reasonable, flat fee. I don’t charge by the hour.
Please call me. I can usually help.
Pamela. 609040709


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Wine cabinet holds 12 bottles with drawer and display shelf done in natural & yute waxed with new handles. Measurements W 53 x D 42 H 130cms Price 145€
-Beautiful storage box Measurements Width 122cms Depth 57cms Height 48cms Price 240€
-Very heavy natural wood & waxed chest of drawers with new bronze handles Measurements Width 119 x 50 x 116cms Price 195€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items: RAM Cards
-Brand new 16GB matched pair (2x8Gb) of Crucial 8Gb SODIMM’s DDR3-1600, 1.35V CL11. 50€ the pair. (Bought in error)
-Used, G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB DIMM DDR3-1600, 1.5v CL10 15€
Please contact Dave (Competa) via Phone/Text/Whatsapp on (+34) 711 073 739 or
email: tisdavesmith AT gmail DOT com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Large beautiful peaceful picture. Size 115 x 64cm. €100
-John Lewis console table Size 99W x 79H x 36Dcm. €100
Buyer to collect, Puente Don Manuel
Call/text/WhatsApp Nikki 605 673 976
Email – niknox84@hotmail.com


Free To a good home: Ultra low noise mic pre Amp.
Hand held battery operated and designed by my electronic wizard and friend.
High gain, all mics, operating notes.
Collect from Nerja/Monica, I can keep it for you.
Tony. Email: sjc2714 AT gmail DOT com


FREE: Books. Selection of sci-fi books, including ASIMOV. If you are interested please come and collect them, no charge. Email: stuartburnett 53 at g mail dot com
Stuart, 665190121. Algarrobo Pueblo


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation for SPW Construction: SPW Constructions just did our 2 bath rooms according to all our whims. Professional details as for instance shown in the photo. A clean job, cleaning floors of adjoining room at the end off every work day. Mogens, La Caleta. mogens funch at g mail dot com


News & Articles

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Spain-Portugal border closure extended until mid-March: Police checks at the border between Spain and Portugal will continue until at least March 16th. The measure published in the latest Spanish government bulletin BOE means people crossing the border between the two Iberian nations will only be able to cross through authorised border check spots and during the opening hours established. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210301/spain-portugal-border-closure-extended-until-mid-march


Finland declares state of emergency as it prepares to bring in tougher Covid restrictions: Although the state of emergency will allow limits to be placed on freedom of movement the government is not currently planning to reintroduce restrictions such as a blockade between the capital region and the rest of the country, which was imposed in March last year. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9313019/Finland-declares-state-emergency-prepares-bring-tougher-Covid-restrictions.html


Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits:
Police and military forces in the Czech Republic set up 500 checkpoints across the country as one of the European Union’s hardest-hit nations marked the first anniversary of its coronavirus outbreak on Monday by significantly limiting free movement.
As of Monday, people in the Czech Republic who go out for exercise should not leave their municipality. Nursery schools and schools for children with disabilities were also closed while only stores selling essential goods remain open. The government also approved a plan to require mandatory mass testing of employees. It will start in the companies with more than 250 workers on Wednesday followed by those with at least 50 employees on Friday. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/europe-czech-republic-andrej-babis-coronavirus-pandemic-coronavirus-vaccine-de9bba833dd336e2c1d4747842e8482e


Velez-Malaga to reopen coastline, playgrounds and bio-healthy parks March 2nd: Deputy Mayor and Councillor of Beaches, Jesús Pérez Atencia, and councillor for Environment, Antonio Ariza, announced the move today. They confirmed that environmental activities can be practiced in groups of up to 10 people indoors and 15 outdoors, and parks and gardens can be open, with activities of 10 people maximum.
Atencia said: “Playgrounds and bio-parks in Velez-Malaga will reopen on Tuesday, March 2. Of course all measures must be met in each of them, hygiene and social distancing, in addition to the use of masks”. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/03/01/velez-malaga-to-reopen-coastline-playgrounds-and-bio-healthy-parks/


New EU ‘right to repair’ laws require appliance technology to last for a decade: White or electrical goods such as fridges and televisions in the European Union must be able to be repaired for up to a decade under new rules that came into force on Monday. The “right to repair” is aimed at reducing the large amounts of electrical waste on the Continent. It is part of a broader push from Brussels to make goods more energy efficient, longer lasting and easier to recycle.
Manufacturers will have to ensure replacement parts are available for up to ten years but some will only be provided to professional repair companies.
New devices have to be sold with a repair manual and be made so that they are easy to recycle and can be dismantled with conventional tools.
In a next step, environmentalists and consumer rights groups want the “right to repair” expanded to include smartphones, laptops and other small electrical devices.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/right-to-repair-rules-on-white-goods-come-into-force-in-eu/ar-BB1e7tUb


Tennis News- Novak Djokovic Equals Roger Federer’s Record For Most Weeks At World No. 1: The 33-year-old Serb equaled Federer’s all-time record for most weeks at No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. Djokovic, fresh off his ninth Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam crown last month in Melbourne, has now held the top spot for 310 weeks over five different stints.
Djokovic’s longest streak at No. 1 is 122 weeks, while Federer’s is 237. Pete Sampras was world No. 1 for 286 total weeks, Ivan Lendl for 270 and Jimmy Connors 268. Photo:Getty. Full article:


Social Distancing- Images from Torrox, Andalucia Day 2021 celebration: Photos:https://www.facebook.com/fiestastorrox


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

OPTION 1:  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

OPTION 2: For a more frequently updated version visit this site. Unfortunately this map does not zoom in using the mouse wheel, so it can be difficult to see the smallest towns. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-mapa-covid-19-andalucia-restricciones-y-medidas-contra-coronavirus-municipio-202102101441_noticia.html?


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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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/
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