DigameXtra No. 1958 Tuesday, May 18th, 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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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
Good morning from La Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo.
The weather is glorious so why not come and enjoy a beautiful afternoon lunch on our stunning terrace?
This week we open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1pm until 6pm and Friday and Saturday night only with a reservation.
We have an amazing 3 course set menu which this week will be-
To start either Prawn cocktail or Ham and Melon
Main course of our homemade vege burger with either chips or salad, or maluza (Hake) with Thai red curry and rice.
Desert Ice cream or lemon Sorbet or tea/coffee
Only 14.95 per person, our A la Carte menu is also available with lite bites too.
To book call 952535471 / 662039741 


The Stolen Gnomes (lite): Sunset Lounge, Torrox Park
Saturday 22May 7:30pm.
Lively Irish/Celtic songs and melodies, Soul, Blues and Popular songs 100% live.
€14.95 including a three course meal.
Booking advisable. It would be great to see you!  FB page 


Almuñecar and La Herradura will hold their annual tapas route from May 21 to June 5: 18 establishments will take part with each offering a tapa, plus glass of beer, house wine or soft drink at €3.50 per person.
Those participating are: Gastrobar De la Flor, Seiva Fusión, Restaurante Firmum, Mesón del Gusto, Restaurante El Cortijillo, Cervecería El Cortijillo, Salitre Playa, Rosa Negra, Casa Paco, Bodega Francisco I, El Templo, Hotel San Cristóbal, Mesón Mari y Miguel, Mesón Gala, New Gala PinBall, Restaurante Casa La Parra, Mesón Emiliano and Restaurante El Árbol Blanco
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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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Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 


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
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Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.   Home Page and FB-Link



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-2 occasional chairs ideal for bedroom Price 35€ each
-2 multi color drawer fronted bedside tables with new handles width 50cms depth 32cms height 56cms 90€ the pair
-Set, stripped back to natural wood with grey chalk paint clear waxed with new handles. Measurements Width 100cms Depth 48cms Height 107cms. Bedside unit Width 51cms Height 75cms Depth 38cms Price 240€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: BackStretcher or RolaStretcher. As good as new, can not be used due to surgery. €129 is the price for a new one but will sell it for 65€. For more information check the official website https://www.backstretcher.com/en/
Please contact Karel at
Email: karel.massop@gmail.com 


For Sale: 2 sleeping bags, 80x200cm.
Hardly used, in good condition.
Price 25 Euro ono.
Brit, Carretera Torrox-Competa near Pavo Real


For Sale, 3 items:
-Raised toilet seat as new, little used €30
-Bedpan unused (no picture) modern shape, €8
-Wheelchair, very little used, bought new 3 months ago €85
Jackie, Torrox


For Sale:
-2 x Wing backed armchairs (hardly used) €50 each.
-1 x Two seater sofa (150cm) €50
Will sell separately. No pets, non smoking household. Buyer collects.
Liz, Caleta 697347979. 


For Sale: Lovely metal IKEA table and four matching chairs. 145 cm x 75 cm. 90 euros. Buyer collects from Las Flores Torrox. Alan.
alanbath122 at gmail dot co dot uk
Las Flores Penonsillo Torrox


For Sale: Sony 55″ 4k TV just 2 years old. In excellent condition complete with Sound bar. New cost in 2019. 950 euros. Will accept 300 euros.
Ring dennis on 657116294, Caleta de velez 


For Sale, 2 items:
-LG DVD player €20 ,
-Oil filled radiator €40
contact Karen 722 172 575 Nerja 


For Sale: Sevylor 2 person inflatable kayak including 2 oars. The kayak has barely been used. Removable seats. Carry Handles. Perfect for those who want a kayak but don’t have a large amount of space to store it, as the kayak is fully deflatable and can fit back in the box. Was £400 GBP will accept €175 euros
I will throw in two life jackets (used) for free too.
John, Torrox Costa


Wanted: Personal CD player. Does anyone have a personal CD player in good working order that they now do not use. I am looking for one to help with my Spanish, I don’t have a computer or iPad that I can use a memory stick, perhaps someone has a forgotten one in a cupboard somewhere, would be happy to pay a few euros for.
Patricia, 620626127 Frigiliana
p dot claridge at yahoo dot com


Recommendations & Requests


Power Bill New Rates: On the 1st June 2021 the electricity tariffs for 11 million households in Spain will change. The one notable feature of this action is that the Government and the Electric companies have done the best they can NOT to inform the public!! We only became aware of this change when we saw an article on LaSexta Noticias on the tv a few weeks ago, we also noticed that the readout on our electric meter had changed from a single readout to 3 readouts that changed which one was active, throughout the day. We did some research and found that all the existing tariffs were to be replaced by a single tariff called “2.0 TD” . For some house holds the effects will likely be confusing but economically minor, for others they could be more expensive.
If anyone can provide a link to the correct info, please send it to me. Dee / Comares, dkamper50@hotmail.com
(You are right about the lack of media coverage, not much about this in a few quick searches just now. However, this was announced 6 weeks ago, in posts on the various Town Hall Facebook pages and Twitter. It was also explained here, in English https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/06/spain-to-introduce-new-electricity-tariff-charges-in-june/ -Ed.)


Greek House- Recommendation: We had the pleasure, on Saturday night, of visiting the “Greek House” restaurant in Torrox Costa. It was our first visit. We’ve passed it many times not realising what we were missing!
The welcome & service we received was outstanding. Michaela (excuse the spelling) guided us through the Greek menu and produced a wonderful meal.
We shall,of course, return.
John B. Torrox Costa, jon108AThotmailD0Tco.uk (Contact info for The Greek House can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section of DigameXtra)


News & Articles

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Covid in Andalusia: infections rise, mortality decreases: {Translation} Updated: 17/05/2021, 18:08
-Andalusia recorded a small rise in new cases of coronavirus infection on Monday, with 1,497 positive cases in the last 48 hours, 143 more than the number of cases reported in the health statistics for the same day last week.
-During the weekend only two deaths from Covid have been recorded in Andalusia, the best mortality rate since 22 March in the region, where a total of 9,932 people have lost their lives to Covid since the start of the pandemic.
-The 14-day incidence rate stands on Monday at 170 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. With respect to last Friday’s incidence data, the 14-day rate has dropped significantly in Almeria, Cordoba and Granada, which has the highest rate in the community with 289 cases.
The rate rises in Huelva and falls in Almeria
-The rate rises in Malaga, Cadiz and Seville, but especially in Huelva, which in 48 hours increased its 14-day rate by 18 points to 219 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The figure is worrying because it is corroborated by a 14-point increase in the same period in the 7-day incidence rate, which, with 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, is more than double the 14-day rate, a symptom of a worsening situation in this province.
-At the other end of the region, Almeria shows the opposite trend, with falls of 14 and 15 points in its incidence rates over the weekend. It is the province with the best evolution and the lowest 7-day rate, with 33 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants.
-Like every Monday, the number of people hospitalised by Covid in Andalusia has increased. There are a total of 1,016 patients admitted, 40 more than on Sunday, of which 279 are treated in ICU, 7 more than the day before.
-As for the evolution of the vaccination plan, 36.6 percent of Andalusians over the age of 16 have been vaccinated with at least one dose and 17.9 percent, or 1,264,672 people, have already received the full course. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-covid-andalucia-suben-contagios-baja-mortalidad-202105171359_noticia.html 


Andalusia advances in vaccination and will reach people under 55 this week: {Translation} Updated: 05/17/2021, 20:26
-Andalusia continues to advance the vaccination process at a good pace and this week it will reach those under 55, that is, those born in 1966 and younger. Meanwhile, the vaccination of people between 60 and 69 and those between 55 and 59 years of age continues to be completed.
-In parallel, this week also begins to vaccinate homeless people, in settlements and in therapeutic communities with the Janssen vaccine; meanwhile, it continues to vaccinate the essential groups yet to receive a first dose, which are being inoculated with messenger RNA preparations. It is about the 71,000 people from the security forces, teachers and other workers of groups 3 and 6 pending (firefighters, civil protection, health not considered first line, etc …) after suspending vaccination with AstraZeneca to children under 60 years of age.
*Health Responds*
-For proactive appointments by age group (now open to those over 55 up to 60 and those over 68) you can use the ClicSalud+ website (http://lajunta.es/341ek), the mobile application and the Salud Responde telephone number (955 54 50 60), although the SAS reminds you not to use these channels if you do not belong to this age group to avoid saturation in the system. In fact, many of these applications are often blocked and when the appointment system tracks your health centre, it tells you that the agenda is closed.
-As for the appointment for the administration of the second dose, it cannot be requested through these channels and will be provided in most cases at the time of vaccination or will be communicated later by your health centre.
-This week, Andalusia receives 387,580 doses: 303,030 from Pfizer, 55,000 from Moderna and 29,550 from Janssen. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-avanza-vacunacion-y-llegara-esta-semana-menores-55-anos-202105171803_noticia.html


How To Check If You Have An Outstanding Traffic Fine From The DGT: You can check online in two places, by visiting the Traffic Sanctions Edictal Board (TESTRA) electronic bulletin board, or, on the so-called Unique Edictal Board of the BOE (TEU). Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/17/how-to-check-if-you-have-an-outstanding-traffic-fine-from-the-dgt/


The dark side of Brexit- European citizens being detained in migrant holding centers in UK: Dozens of EU travelers have been held and deported under Britain’s new immigration laws, which are very tough and highly restrictive. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/brexit/2021-05-17/the-dark-side-of-brexit-european-citizens-being-detained-in-migrant-holding-centers-in-uk.html


EasyJet To Hide Five Orange Envelopes In Malaga Giving Away Free Flights: This Thursday, May 20, budget airline easyJet, to celebrate the opening of their new base at Malaga airport, will hide five orange-colored envelopes in well-known places around the streets of the city of Malaga, each envelope containing two free round-trip tickets from Malaga airport on the Costa del Sol. More info in article:


Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Monday, May 17, 2021:
The result of today’s Bonoloto Monday, May 17, 2021 is: 03, 04, 06, 11, 12, 32, the complementary number being the 28 and the refund on 8. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-monday-may-17-2021/


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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

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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

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