DigameXtra No. 1957 Monday, May 17th, 2021

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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 are both your local
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Phoenix Club:
Our social club is open for coffee, cake and a chat.
-Our first trip to Gibraltar is on the 11th June, please email for details.
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
-We are selling off all our books at 4 for €1 and we have had new stocks in, from Wilbur Smith, Andy McNab to Stephen Leather, plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
-Our greetings cards are for sale on the first Tuesday of every month, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along and have a look.
-Please remember to sanitise your hands on coming in and sign in. Signing in is just a precaution in case I need to contact you. It is mandatory to wear a mask.
-We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
-For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 


AAR quiz at La Tasca: The AAR animal rescue quiz is on this Wednesday at 3pm. A bit of fun to raise money for the animals plus a raffle. If you would like to partake please call us on 640328051 or 640569988. Or pop in to reserve a table. La Tasca cafeteria is in Torre del Mar across the road from the old Police station.


Torrox Costa Monday market moves: From Monday, May 10, the traditional Torrox Costa Monday market moved to the Ferrara parking area, just 300m from its current location.  Source: FB page 


Services Wanted/Offered

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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.


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
Digamites can you help?
We have clients actively looking for the following properties to buy.
Do you have a property which fits one of the following criterias?
-Apartment with 2 or more bedrooms. Located from Rincón de la Victoria to Torrox Costa. Easy walking distance to shops and beach. With outside terrace or patio. Budget maximum €150,000.
-Independant villa near beach with good sea view. Three or more bedrooms. Swimming pool a bonus but not essential. From Rincon de la Victoria to Caleta de Velez. Upto €450,000.
-House with minimum of 3 bedrooms. Must have parking and outside space. Location from La Cala de Moral to Chilches Costa. Budget in the region of €260,000.
-If you are thinking of selling, please contact us for a no obligation chat Email: info@blucee.com
Phone or WhatsApp us on +34 711 04 27 27
Selling a property elsewhere in the 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. 


For Sale: Table & Chairs. It was hand made in West Sussex about fifteen years ago from reclaimed oak ships timbers for a considerable sum (£6000.00 plus). Each item is very solid (heavy) and in excellent condition. The table legs can be removed for transportation.
Price 450€ ( sorry no measurements at the moment )
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Base and mattress. 180×133. In good clean condition. €50. Amanda, Algarrobo
634316474 ; purple969@icloud.com 


For Sale: Pro Power electric planer 650w
Spare blades & belt, inc. dust bag. Very little used
55 euros ono. Tel 663 726 265
email: dorian.f.hill@gmail.com
Dorian, Vinuela area 


For Sale: Ceramics pot, 36cm high. As new.
Price 10 Euro ono.
Carretera Torrox-Competa, near Pavo Real


For Sale, 2 items:
-Collection of old and new dvds €15
-Dog crate suitable for small dog or puppies, Size,62.5 cms, x 47 cms, x9.5 cms colour black 24 inch, €35 o.n.o
Karen, Nerja 722172575 


Recommendations & Requests


Butano gas cookers: Where can I buy a good quality gas cooker. NOT Beco. Buying from the uk seems more trouble than it’s worth since brexit.
Does any one have a source in Europe where I can order one and get it sent to Spain. Thanks in advance. Jane. Frigiliana
Email: anjcos at Gmail.com


Lost wallet Competa: If anyone in Competa finds a back leather wallet in the name of Dave Armstead please call 633405560 or
email: ogillyarmstead@gmail.com
It was lost on Saturday around 5pm between the car park and the ice cream shop
Many thanks, Gill Armstead


100 Shoe Box Challenge: On Thursday 13th May The Royal British Legion presented to the Nerja Solidaria (Food Bank) 100 shoe boxes containing Toiletries for adults or babies. This was organized by Dorothy Allen and team. Many thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause and all those that helped. David, dallenpuntalara@gmail.com 


Removals recommendation and free packing materials:
-Firstly a big thank you to Tony Roam for the safe storage and delivery of our household effects from the UK in spite of the frustrations of Brexit. Everything arrived in excellent condition. We will be happy to call on his services again. (Tony Roam contact details appear everyday in DigameXtra in the Sponsor’s Section)
-We have been busy unpacking! If anybody would like our removals boxes and packing materials they are welcome. Please contact Richard in Caleta on 617282970.


News & Articles

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Less than 1,000 hospitalised in Andalusia due to Covid: {Translation} Updated: 16/05/2021, 18:01
-The Regional Ministry of Health and Families reports that 976 patients confirmed with Covid-19 are currently admitted to Andalusian hospitals, of which 272 are in ICU (Intensive Care Units). That is 64 fewer patients admitted with this pathology in the last day and 4 fewer in ICU, although deaths, which are not being reported today, cannot be excluded from this calculation.
-The vaccination campaign continues at a good pace and 15% of the population in Andalusia has already received the full dose, almost five points more than just a week ago. Specifically, 1,263,403 citizens are now fully immunised against the coronavirus in the region.
-Health also reports that 17.88% of Andalusians over the age of 16 are already vaccinated with the necessary doses. Another significant fact is that 2,581,693 have already received at least one injection.
-As for the Covid provincial hospital map, the Junta details that in Almeria there are 60 people hospitalised, of which 26 are in ICU); in Cadiz there are 77 and 25, respectively; in Cordoba (88 and 36), in Granada (223 and 66); in Huelva (52 and 8); in Jaen (105 and 16); in Malaga (115 and 20); and in Seville 256 people remain hospitalised with Covid (a quarter of all hospitalised Andalusians), of which 75 are in ICU).
*Municipalities without Covid*
-On the other hand, Andalusia has registered a total of 273 municipalities with no confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in the last 14 days, which is 28 more than a week ago, on Sunday 16 May, the first week without a state of alert in force.
-According to the latest update of Covid incidence data by municipalities in Andalusia from the Regional Ministry of Health, consulted by Europa Press, Granada is the Andalusian province with the most localities without confirmed Covid cases in the last two weeks, with 66, followed by Almeria, with 59; Malaga with 46; Huelva with 33; Jaen with 29; Cordoba with 23; Cadiz with nine and Seville with eight municipalities.
-All provinces except Huelva and Cordoba, with two and one less respectively, have increased the number of municipalities without Covid cases by 14 days in the last week, led by Jaen, with eleven, followed by Granada with ten, Malaga and Almeria with four and Cordoba and Cadiz with one each.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-menos-hospitalizados-andalucia-covid-202105161315_noticia.html 


Australia sticks by plan to re-open border in mid-2022: Australia is sticking to plans to start re-opening to the rest of the world only from the middle of next year, officials said on Sunday, resisting mounting pressure to end the closure of international borders.
In March 2020, Australia closed its borders to non-nationals and non-residents and has since been allowing only limited international arrival. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-sticks-by-plan-re-open-border-mid-2022-2021-05-16/


Tennis News- Italian Open:
-Rafa Nadal warmed up for the French Open with a battling 7-5 1-6 6-3 win over world number one Novak Djokovic as the Spaniard claimed a record-extending 10th Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday.
-French Open champion Iga Swiatek served a warning to her rivals ahead of the claycourt Grand Slam with a 6-0 6-0 demolition of former world number one Karolina Pliskova in the Italian Open final on Sunday.
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Boxing News- Tyson Fury confirms heavyweight boxing match against Anthony Joshua for August 14 in Saudi Arabia: “Hey there, Tyson Fury the Gypsy King. I’ve just got massive news for all of you guys. I’ve just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudia Arabia. He told me this fight’s 100% on. August 14, 2021, summertime. All eyes of the world will be on the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. And I cannot wait, repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all times. This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it. All eyes on. Peace out, God bless. See you all in Saudi,” Fury said.
Promoter Eddie Hearn had already hinted at the fight taking place on either August 7 or August 14, but ultimately they settled on August 14 as the date. Full article: https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/tyson-fury-confirms-heavyweight-boxing-match-against-anthony-joshua-for-august-14-in-saudi-arabia/


China’s Tianwen-1 mission nails historic rover landing on Mars: The Tianwen-1 spacecraft, which had been orbiting Mars since February, released a shielded capsule toward the surface on Friday afternoon. Inside was the rover Zhurong, strapped to the back of a landing vehicle that deployed parachutes and fired thrusters to slow itself down. The official landing time, according to Chinese state media service Xinhua, was 4:18 p.m. PT.
China follows the US in becoming just the second nation to have a rover travel across the Martian surface.
“Unlike NASA, which released images of the landing of the Perseverance Rover within minutes of them arriving back at Earth via the Deep Space Network, we have heard very little from CNSA about this mission,” said David Flannery, a planetary scientist at the Queensland University of Technology and member of the Perseverance team.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/chinas-tianwen-1-mission-nails-historic-rover-landing-on-mars/ar-BB1gKwCI


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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/
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