DigameXtra No. 2005 Monday, July 12th, 2021

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open once again, so do pop in.
-19th – Trip to Selwo Zoo. Price €36 includes entry to the zoo and coach fare etc. Pic below.
-20th – 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.
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp
-17th – A trip to Mini Hollywood with buffet lunch. 51€pp includes coach fare, entrance, buffet lunch and drivers gratuity
-18th – Open air 80s concert in Benalmadena featuring tribute acts – Depeche Mode, The Cure and a final section of 80s hits from; Soft Cell, Human League, A-Ha, Ultravox and more.
-23rd – 27th Christmas break. 4* Hotel Bahia in Almunecar. Price includes full board accommodation, buffet meals with wine, Gala dinner on Christmas Eve and special lunch on Christmas Day, coach fare and tips for hotel staff and driver. €265 based on 2 sharing a double room/€350 Single room. Deposit €75 and is non refundable.
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis.
-We are selling off all our books at 4 for €1 with plenty of choice for everyone. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday.
-The Phoenix Social club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it 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 


Altamar Pizzeria-Restaurante: The Weekenders provide live music every Tuesday and Friday from 20:00h onwards. Pop. Rock. Blues.
Avenida Marina del Este 18690 La Herradura  FB link 


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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
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– 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.



Yfke’s Bar– New bar/cafe in Torrox Costa, large snack menu including some tasty vegetarian choices & many Dutch treats- CLOSED TUESDAY JULY 13th FOR PRIVATE EVENT: Indoor and terrace seating. Eurocup games are being shown live on TV.
Location- Mid-block on the west side of BLQ 8, Urb. Costa de Oro, Torrox Costa. From the beach paseo, turn in by the China shop, walk up past the sports bar on your right side to the next terrace full of tables & chairs. Yfke will be waiting to greet you. This is very close to the Torrox Costa Monday Market, so be sure to come by while you are in the neighborhood. MAP
Opening hours-
Monday & Saturday: 10:00 – 24:00
Tuesday – Friday: 17:00 – 24:00
Closed Sundays.  FB link 



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-4 bamboo chairs Price 40€ (For the 4)
-Multi color solid chest of drawers Measurements
148 x 44 x 124cms Price 345€ (Hand-crafted using 100% solid pine and oak Traditional methods including dovetail joints, and tongue and groove backboards)
-Colorful chest of drawers Measurements
83 x 40 x 110cms Price 125€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja householdcentre dot com 


For Sale: For Sale: Breadmaker. Silvercrest. 25 euro.
Looks like new. With instruction books.
Email: ceelaika @ gmail.com or
Whatsapp 0034 616311333.
Cecilia, near Competa. 


For Sale: Double bed frame and mattress, 180×130 very good clean condition €35. Algarrobo, Amanda 634316474 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Gents bike, 21 gears, Very good condition. €70
-Garden furniture. Folding table and four chairs. Not new, but very serviceable. 50 euros
Near Benajarafe. David 653750772


For Sale: As a set.
-Makita Dss611Z Lxt Body Only Cordless 18 V Circular Saw. Plus Carbide tipped blade for wood.
-Makita XPH10Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Driver-Drill . Drill driver hammer 2 battery’s and charger.everything works good.
Super strong, robust, used but not many hours, led light on both machines. New €440 (Saw alone 229€)
Everything together selling for 210€ plus calvanized blade for wood
Contact Mari, Nerja on 643122934 or msg Signal (app) 


For Sale, 3 items: Garage Clearance, Private
-Approx 25 metres scaffold poles plus lots of fittings. 45€
-Modern external UPCV tilt and turn double glazed door, 205cm X 80cm. 45€
-Circular saw bench, good working order 50€
Other things, too numerous to mention, but please ask, we may have it!
Jennifer / Derek in Caleta de Velez.
WhatsApp/phone 655629821


Wanted: Does anyone have a wheelchair for sale in the nerja or torrox area? Contact Sue in Nerja on 952521288


Recommendations & Requests


Damp Fix: Can anyone recommend a rising damp specialist? Maureen, Velez Malaga.
Thank you in advance


News & Articles

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PM Sánchez announces major Cabinet reshuffle for a “new phase”: The prime minister has attacked the core of his own government, removing heavyweights Carmen Calvo, José Luis Ábalos and Iván Redondo, and brings the average age of ministers down to 50 with replacements. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202107/10/sanchez-announces-major-cabinet-20210710185343.html


The price of petrol has shot up on the Costa del Sol to levels last seen in September 2014: It costs nearly ten euros more to fill the tank than it did at the beginning of the year in Malaga province, which has the highest prices in Andalucía. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202107/09/price-petrol-shot-costa-20210709093647-v.html


An earthquake with epicentre in the Alboran Sea is felt even in Vélez and Torrox: {Translation, summary} The National Geographic Institute has reported the earthquake with epicentre in Alborán Sur at 13.40 (local time) July 11th, as well as in Melilla, due to its proximity, and has also been felt in some parts of the coast of the Axarquía region. In Vélez-Málaga and in other areas, such as Torre del Mar and in Torrox it has been felt, according to reports.
This tremor of magnitude 4.0 produced at a depth of 7 kilometres was not the only one in the last few hours, although it was the most intense. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/hasta-en-velez-y-torrox-se-siente-un-terremoto-con-epicentro-en-el-mar-de-alboran/


EU says goodbye to single use plastics as ban comes into force: As of last Saturday 3 July, single-use plastic items for which affordable alternatives exist – such as plastic plates, cutlery, cotton buds, drinks mixers and balloon sticks – are banned from sale in the European Union.
In addition to single-use plastics, the sale of items containing oxo-degradable plastics and micro-plastics measuring less than five millimetres is also prohibited. The ruling includes polystyrene food containers and cups. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202107/09/says-goodbye-single-plastics-20210709093706-v.html


El Gordo de la Primitiva draw on Sunday, July 11, 2021:
The result of the Gordo de la Primitiva today, Sunday July 10, 2021 is: 01, 18, 19, 30 and 50, the key number being Four. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-on-sunday-july-11-2021/


Euro 2020- Italy Beat England 3-2 On Penalties To Win Second Euro Title: Italy defeated England 3-2 on penalties in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final as Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed in the shoot-out following a 1-1 draw after extra time at Wembley. Full article: https://sports.ndtv.com/euro-2020/italy-beat-england-3-2-on-penalties-to-win-second-euro-title-2484371 


Wimbledon News- Djokovic tops Berrettini, wins 20th Slam: Novak Djokovic won his third Grand Slam title of the year and 20th of his career. That ties him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most by a man in tennis history. Djokovic has won Wimbledon six times, including three in a row. That adds to nine titles at the Australian Open, three at the U.S. Open and two at the French Open. He is also the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the first three majors of a season. Djokovic will head to the U.S. Open in August with a chance at a calendar-year Grand Slam. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/europe-sports-tennis-wimbledon-aad12f5fb076e31dfeb25f7357d17c0f 


UFC News- Conor McGregor gruesomely snaps his leg in devastating loss to Dustin Poirier: Conor McGregor was set to undergo surgery Sunday morning to repair a broken tibia after suffering the gruesome leg injury in his bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 the night before.
The fight had to be stopped after just the first round when McGregor, whose left ankle bent at a sharp angle, was unable to continue. Poirier later said he thought he felt it when McGregor fractured his leg early in the first round.
While Poirier was declared the winner, via doctor stoppage and given the technical knockout, the “Notorious” stayed on the ground before he was taken out on a stretcher. It was McGregor’s second loss to Poirier in the last six months.
Full article: https://nypost.com/2021/07/11/conor-mcgregor-injury-set-for-surgery-after-loss-to-poirier/



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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
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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

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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