DigameXtra No. 1963 Monday, May 24th, 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 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 fully open once again so do pop in with plenty of room on the terrace if you wish to sit outside.
-Our first trip to Gibraltar is on the 11th June, pick up 08.30 Algarrobo Lidl and the price is €15pp and includes €1 gratuity for the driver. Proof of jab unnecessary (but great if you have been) but passports are essential as both Gibraltar and Spain are welcoming tourists.
-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. All proceeds from the sale of our cards are donated to the Red Cross.
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 still 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 


RAGS Golf Society is Open for Business and NEW Members: Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you want to be part of a friendly and fun society at Los Moriscos. We provide subsidised golf every Thursday and early tee times to avoid hot summer temperatures. FB page


Ronda Day Out: Axarquia Social Club. Tuesday 25May.
Leave 9am, return 5pm.
€16 members, €19 non-members.
Full info at- FB page 


Pink Floyd tribute concert: “From The Wall”. Sat., 26Jun21
Teatro Las Lagunas, Camino del Albero, 16. Las Lagunas 29649 Mijas. Info: 633647260 


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar- June Press Release:
-Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday – “Our Shop” is open with the New Spring and Summer collection. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Every Monday – Craft Group & Knitting & Crochet Group. Time 10.00 to 13.00 in the Centre.
-Fridays – Coffee Morning. Enjoy homemade cakes and a beverage in our lovely shady garden. Inside seating is also available. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Friday 28th May & Friday 25th June – Taizé Prayer at the San Andrés Parish Church in Torre del Mar. Time 20.45. Come join us in prayer for unity and for all your personal intentions. Please send us an email to be included in them. Social distancing and wearing of face masks will be required.
-June Excursion to Gibraltar depending on the Covid regulations (date to be advised) – Purchase Duty Free Items and English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons Supermarket, please be aware you might NOT be able to bring certain items back into Spain, we suggest you check with the authorities. Only be allowing those from the same household to sit together on the bus otherwise one person per double seat. Masks worn at all times on the bus and the current rules for Gibraltar will need to be adhered to whilst on the rock. Ticket price 16€, or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 14 Euros. Proceeds for fundraising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets) 7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar 15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS required.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday and Wednesday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 – 13.00. We are complying with all the Covid regulations to make your visits to our centre as safe as possible. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334
E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org
Web site: www.lux-mundi.org


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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: Electric singe gate opener. Brand new
Price 195€, Jennifer, Nerja, 605624551


Recommendations & Requests


Casa Magel: My wife and I recently spent a really wonderful stay at “Casa Magel” and can really highly recommend a stay there.
The reception was very welcoming. Location – perfect as it is really nice and quite. Rooms are really large and well appointed.
As for the food – excellent. Great breakfast and the evening meal was lovely. You really need to make the three day stay to enjoy totally – (or more). We will most definately be going back again to enjoy all.
John, Los Romanes, jcc ob erter as at yahoo .co uk (no spaces).


John Hardy’s Books: John died in April and kind friends are helping me by selling off all his books that I have here at a steep discount. My husband John Hardy (15.9.34 – 11.5.21) started publishing his stories in 2013 and in total we published 10 books. There are short stories set in Spain, UK and worldwide, and 3 novels. Some are available in German and Spanish. Information on all the books is on his website www.johnhardybooks.com
I have the books here in Sedella or I can meet up in Vélez/Torre del Mar. They are also at Talleres Simon in Vélez-Málaga (Tracy Allen’s number is 608456888) and Michelle Palin will have them at various markets including Trapiche on Tuesdays (her number is 616787815)
You can contact me on whatsapp 636677270 or
email wendy.sedella@hotmail.com 


News & Articles

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No new Covid-19 news for Andalucia is being reported since Friday: Should have a full update in tomorrows issue.


International Reservations Skyrocket In Malaga: Things are looking up and the hotel industry in Spain’s Malaga is breathing a sigh of relief as international reservations skyrocket. The rest of the tourism sector is extremely hopeful too. The area has seen coronavirus measures eased, and this has had a rapid impact on the area. The new measures are more flexible both in terms of mobility and the number of people that can occupy terraces and interiors of restaurants and other establishments.
This is good news for tourism and for holidaymakers alike, as dozens of luxury hotels have decided to bring forward their reopening dates, so get set for summer in Malaga. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/23/international-reservations-skyrocket-in-malaga/


Bitcoin down almost 50% from year’s high: Bitcoin fell 13% on Sunday after the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency suffered another sell-off that left it down nearly 50% from the year’s high.
Bitcoin fell to $32,601 at 1800 GMT (2 p.m. ET), losing $4,899.54 from its previous close. It hit a high for the year of $64,895.22 on April 14.
Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, dropped 17% to $1,905 on Sunday, losing $391.31 from its previous close. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/technology/bitcoin-falls-10-33747-ether-down-14-2021-05-23/


Air India Hack Exposes Credit Card and Passport Info of 4.5 Million Passengers: The breach involves personal data registered between Aug. 26, 2011 and Feb. 3, 2021, including details such as names, dates of birth, contact information, passport information, ticket information, Star Alliance, and Air India frequent flyer data as well as credit card data. But Air India said neither CVV/CVC numbers associated with the credit cards nor passwords were affected. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/indias-flag-carrier-airline-air-india.html 


Monaco Grand Prix- Max Verstappen wins Monaco GP, takes Formula One points lead from Lewis Hamilton: Verstappen took the lead in the Formula One championship race for the first time in his career with a dominating victory Sunday at the Monaco Grand Prix, his first win on the vaunted circuit. Verstappen took control of the race right at the start from the second position, in part because pole sitter Charles Leclerc did not start the race because of a mechanical issue. Photo:AP. Full article: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/sports/motor/formula1/2021/05/23/monaco-grand-prix-max-verstappen-wins/5232473001/ 


Football news-  Liverpool, Chelsea make Champions League on final day; Leicester City miss out: The 2020-21 Premier League season is over, and it ended just like last season for Leicester City. On the final day of the campaign, Leicester City failed to deliver and will miss out on the UEFA Champions League again after finishing fifth. Liverpool ended up finishing in third thanks to their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, while Chelsea dodged a bullet, losing to Aston Villa but still managing to finish in fourth. Full article: https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/premier-league-scores-liverpool-chelsea-make-champions-league-on-final-day-leicester-city-miss-out/live/


Couple is arrested in Malaga for mobile phone scam: The National Police have arrested a man and a woman, both 21 years old and of Spanish nationality, in Malaga for allegedly defrauding the purchase of mobile phones through Internet product sales portals. According to the investigations, the suspects contacted individuals who had their handsets for sale and, after gaining their trust, providing them with false personal documentation and a ‘screenshot’ of a supposed transfer that did not materialise for the agreed amount, they received the goods at an address in the city of Malaga. To date, 15 victims have been located in different parts of the country. Full article:


Lottery- El Gordo de la Primitiva draw on Sunday, May 23, 2021: The result of Gordo de la Primitiva Today’s Sunday, May 23, 2021 is: 06, 07, 11, 14 and 32, the key number being 5. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-leaves-two-prizes-in-the-canary-islands/ 


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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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