DigameXtra No. 1975 Monday, June 7th, 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.
-11th – Trip to Gib. Last 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.
-25th – Trip to Plaza Mayor/IKEA depart Algarrobo Lidl at 10am – Price: €12.50pp includes drivers tip
-9th – Trip to Gib. Last 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
-6th – Flamenco in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace. Tickets €35 includes Show, Coach fare and drivers tip. Depart 17.00 and returning from Granada at 12 midnight. Payment on booking required as show tickets have to be paid for up front.
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis.
-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 


Watch Euro 2021: The Old Dutch in Caleta de Velez has all games live on our big screens. We are opened during all games of EURO 2021.
Friday 11 June at 21.00 the Euro 2021 starts with
Turkey – Italy.
We do have a happy hour from 19.00-20.00
During all games we serve free tapas.
Old Dutch Sportsbar, Avenida de Andalucia 113
29751 Caleta de Velez
Call us for more info : +34-661419974 FB page 


One For My Baby: Concert of Funk, Jazz, Fusion
Friday 18 June 9pm. Auditorio Villa de Salobrena
Entry, €12 adv., €15 door. Get advance tix at Casa de la Cultura, Av Med., Salobrena
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Exposition: Artist Gary Elderfield will be exhibiting a large selection of his works at Bio Beach Club, Paseo Maritimo, El Morche from 27 May until 23 June (closed Tuesdays). The Exhibition includes paintings from his travels in developing countries such as Vietnam, Colombia, and Spanish based works. You can preview Gary´s art at http://www.garyelderfield.com 


Sardines + drink for €4 on the beach to help boost local businesses in Fuengirola: Over twenty chiringuitos will be offering the typical ‘espetos’, accompanied by a drink, for four euros from 7 to 11 June. Details: 


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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:
Covering East of Málaga, the Axarquía and the Costa Tropical
We have a number of static caravans for sale on a popular site on the Costa del Sol. Prices starting at €18,000.
For more information please contact us at info@blucee.com
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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La SuperCaja Verde: Fresh vegetables delivered from local farms to your door and a special Father’s Day Gift Basket offer.
-We are a family-run business delivering boxes of fresh seasonal veg to your home in Frigiliana, Nerja and Torrox every Wednesday. Delivery is free!
-For Father’s Day, we are once again offering our popular gift baskets for only €35. They contain some sweet local wine, Periana olive oil, local artisan mango jam, Competa honey, a pineapple, avocados and bananas (de Canarias), presented in a gift basket. You can even add some Frigiliana orange chocolate for only €3 more if your dad has a sweet tooth!
-We have two options weekly vegetable box options:
Caja Axarquia: 5kg box containing seasonal local vegetables such as tomatoes, courgette, aubergine, onion, lemon and beans for only €8.
Caja Andaluza: 8kg box containing the same as the smaller box, plus usually potatoes, carrots, garlic and some fruit (this week the fruit includes bananas from the Canary Isles and probably local apricots) for just €12.
-We have a variety of fruit and other extras to order in addition to your box, including oranges, bananas (de Canarias) free-range eggs, extra virgin olive oil, local jam, local honey and local chocolate! Please contact us, and we will send you a flyer with this week’s extras.
Please ask us if you would like any more details!
Many thanks, Nick
Email: lasupercajaverdetorrox@gmail.com
Phone or Whatsapp: 644 16 35 02 ; Facebook


For Sale: Tacens PC ATX Power Supply APII750, brand new, bought in error and never used.
Cabling- The power supply APII750 includes long cables for better compatibility. 1×20+4pin, 1x12V 4+4pin, 1xPCI-e, 6pin, 3xSATA, 2XPATA, 1XFDD. Cost €28, offered for just €10. Derek, Cómpeta
email: competacampo@gmail.com
phone: 952 11 53 88 


For Sale as a set: Double bed base and mattress.
In good clean condition. €40. Buyer collects.
Amanda, Algarrobo, 634316474 


For Sale: Solid chair 20 euros proceeds to animal charity. Benjarafe. Wendy, 711044085 


For Sale: 15 Books. A selection of books to enjoy re: living in Spain.
For example: Lorraine Cavanaghs Mediterranean Garden Plants, Birds of Britain and Europe, Wines and Landscapes of Spain, Gardening in Spain, Cultural Atlas of Spain & Travel guide to Andalucia. 15 books altogether plus 6 information books on Cordoba Seville etc
20 euros for all. Tel: 634325550
Frank & Barbara, Sayalonga


Wanted: Fishtank, medium size, reasonable.
Bridget 636624736 Sayalonga


Recommendations & Requests


La Farola Restaurant- Torrox Costa: A friend took me out to dinner for my birthday last month. La Farola, which previously was rather expensive, have a new menu and prices have been adjusted down on many items! I had honey baked lamb, for €18. A huge portion of lamb smothered in honey / sweet onion sauce, with veg and potato. Leg of lamb is now only €22! This is lamb that actually tastes like lamb! I certainly recommend giving them a try before the tourists return and prices go back up. -Ed.


News & Articles

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A decline of 6% patients of Covid hospitalized in Andalusia for the fifth day in a row: {Translation} Updated: 06/06/2021, 20:00
-The number of Covid patients in Andalusian hospitals has fallen by 6%. Thus, it has gone from 757 on Saturday to 711 on Sunday, which means 46 fewer people, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government. This decrease in the number of people admitted to hospital in Andalusia is the fifth consecutive day. Of the total number of hospitalised patients, 178 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), five fewer than on Saturday.
-By provinces, Seville has the most Covid-19 patients in hospital: 203, of which 54 are in ICU. It is followed by Granada, with 107 (37); Malaga, with 98 (17 in ICU); 95 in Jaen (21st); 69 in Cordoba (20); 66 in Cadiz (17 in ICU); 54 in Huelva (6) and 19 in Almeria (6).
-As for the vaccination plan, 5.2 million doses have been administered in Andalusia to date. A total of 3.4 million Andalusians have already received at least one dose, while 1.9 million have received the full course. At present, 22.7% of the total Andalusian population is already immunised against Covid, although if only the population over 16 years of age is counted, this percentage rises to 27.2%. In this way, the region has closed its best week of vaccination with 587,394 vaccinations from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 5 June, some 137,000 more than last week, when the previous record was set (450,754).
*Municipalities at “extreme risk*
-Andalusia maintains 156 municipalities in a situation of “extreme risk” for exceeding the 250 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus confirmed in the last 14 days, four weeks after the end of the state of alarm, including two provincial capitals – Granada and Huelva – which repeat for the second week. In total, there are eleven more localities at “extreme risk” for Covid than there were seven days ago.
-In addition, seven of the 156 municipalities in the provinces of Cadiz, Jaen and Seville in a situation of “extreme risk” also exceed the rate of 1,000 cases in the last two weeks, although only two of them have more than 5,000 inhabitants – La Algaba and Cantillana in Seville – the criterion set by the Junta to request judicial endorsement to decree the perimeter closure and the suspension of all non-essential activity.
-According to the latest Covid-19 incidence data by municipalities updated by the Regional Ministry of Health, consulted by Europa Press, Granada continues to be the province with the most localities in its health districts “at extreme risk” from Covid with 40 -one more than a week ago-, followed by Seville with 33 -six less-; Jaén with 24 -one more-; Huelva with 21 -the same-; Málaga with 16 -one more-; Córdoba with eleven -one more-, Cádiz with seven -one more- and Almería with four -one more-.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-descienden-6-por-ciento-enfermos-covid-hospitalizados-andalucia-202106061307_noticia.html


What are the new health requirements to enter Spain from this Monday?: This year, international travel will be marked by requirements such as the COVID passport, PCR, antigen or recovery tests and health controls at the borders to try to avoid a new wave of infections. The BOE published this Saturday the rules that will govern the entry of international travelers from now on.
These are the keys that anyone who wants to travel to Spain this summer should take into account. Full article:

Certain Peseta Coins Becoming Very Valuable: What many people do not know, is that with the passage of time, and with the special characteristics that some pesetas have, many coins have been revalued and become worth a real fortune today, according to specialised websites Foronum and Todo Colección.
100 pesetas from 1983: you can get up to 55 euros for each one.
50 pesetas from 1984: They can fetch 60-70 euros depending on their state.
See more examples in the full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/06/do-you-still-have-pesetas-to-change-you-may-be-in-for-a-suprise-as-they-could-earn-you-a-fortune/


New Sand For Beaches In Almuñecar: New sand has been announced for beaches in Almuñecar. The beaches of Almuñecar and La Herradura were previously damaged by storms and had suffered from sand loss.
The work is set to begin on June 15. The beaches to benefit from this are Velilla beach and Cotobro beach, in Almuñécar, and the area of Peña Parda, on the beach of La Herradura. Photo:Almuñecar Town Hall. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/06/new-sand-for-beaches-in-almunecar/


Success of the march for the environment of the delta of the River Vélez: {Translation, summary} In commemoration of the 5th of June, considered by the UN as World Environment Day, the Society of Friends of the Culture of Vélez-Málaga, together with the Gabinete de Estudios de la Naturaleza de la Axarquía (GENA-Ecologistas en Acción) carried out a programmed activity. The activity consisted of a walk through the Phoenician archaeological landmarks surrounding the Delta of the River Vélez
At the starting point, located near the old viaduct over the river Vélez in Torre del Mar, about 50 people gathered, despite the threat of rain, which fortunately did not occur.
At this starting point, the coordinator of GENA-Ecologistas en Acción explained to those present that this was a protest march, in which the aim was to show a total and unreserved rejection of the aforementioned urban development project which would destroy the now protected agricultural landscape of the Vélez River Delta.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/velez-malaga/exito-marcha-delta-rio-velez/20210606124111041162.html 


Meghan and Harry name new baby daughter after Queen and Diana: Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to her second child, a baby girl, whom she and husband Prince Harry have named after Queen Elizabeth and his late mother Princess Diana.
Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, with Harry in attendance. Photo:REUTERS/Henry Nicholls. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/meghan-gives-birth-baby-girl-called-lilibet-statement-2021-06-06/ 


UK Minister- Delta Variant of Coronavirus 40% More Infectious, Makes Unlocking More Difficult: The Delta variant of the coronavirus is estimated to be 40 percent more transmissible than the Alpha variant that caused the last wave of infections in the UK, Britain’s health minister said Sunday.
But people who have received two doses of vaccine, should be equally protected against either variant, he added. “That figure, around 40 percent more transmissible, is indeed the latest advice I have,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky News.
It was the Alpha variant, previously known as the Kent variant, that forced the UK into lockdown in January. Full article: https://www.news18.com/news/world/delta-variant-of-coronavirus-40-more-infectious-makes-unlocking-more-difficult-uk-min-3816290.html


Tennis News- Federer withdraws from French Open: Federer, who has hardly played in the last 17 months because of a knee injury, suffered physically in his four-set, late-night victory over German Dominik Koepfer on Saturday and decided to end his Roland Garros campaign ahead of what would have been a punishing fourth-round match against Italian Matteo Berrettini. Photo:REUTERS/Christian Hartmann. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/federer-assess-further-participation-roland-garros-2021-06-06/


Tennis News- Williams knocked out of French Open: American Serena Williams was knocked out in the fourth round of the French Open by Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina on Sunday, losing 6-3 7-5 to the 21st seed. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/57377992


F1 News- Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Sergio Perez wins after Max Verstappen high speed crash: Max Verstappen lost victory to a late puncture in a dramatic finish to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix that also saw Lewis Hamilton throw away a chance to reclaim the championship lead. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/57376001 



Solar Eclipse- Exactly What You’ll See From The U.K. And Europe This Thursday: In Europe the solar eclipse will be seen partially. It can be enjoyed from Spain, although not in its maximum splendor. According to experts, this phenomenon will be partially visible, less than 5% locally, from the Peninsula for about two hours, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/guide-not-to-miss-the-next-solar-eclipse-that-will-be-visible-from-spain/ 


NASA’s Juno to make closest flyby to Jupiter’s largest moon: NASA’s Juno spacecraft will fly at only 1,038 kilometers (645 miles) from the surface of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, tomorrow, June 7. It will be the closest-known flyby since the Galileo spacecraft made its penultimate close approach more than a decade ago and it’s expected to yield valuable insights into Jupiter’s moon. Video Link.  Full Article: https://www.zmescience.com/science/nasa-flyby-juno-closest-06062021/


Tech giants and tax havens targeted by historic G7 global tax system deal: The United States, Britain and other large, rich nations reached a landmark deal on Saturday to squeeze more money out of multinational companies such as Amazon and Google and reduce their incentive to shift profits to low-tax offshore havens.
Hundreds of billions of dollars could flow into the coffers of governments left cash-strapped by the COVID-19 pandemic after the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies agreed to back a minimum global corporate tax rate of at least 15%. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/g7-nations-near-historic-deal-taxing-multinationals-2021-06-05/


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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/
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
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