DigameXtra No. 2023 Monday, August 2nd, 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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Alert! Some events are being cancelled due to the new Level 3 Covid restrictions. To avoid disappointment and unnecessary travel confirm shows and times with the venues. -Ed.


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. 
-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. Note: Change of date
-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 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 


Live music from Wilson Morissette: Wednesday Aug 4th. Come along for another great night of pop and rock classics and dance the night away!
Hotel Helios on San Cristobal in Almuñecar
From 21:30 until Midnight. See you there!!!  FB link 


CANCELLED: The Soul Brothers show, on Thursday the 5th of August at The Olive Tree in Coin is canceled.  FB link 


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.



Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa, large snack menu including some tasty vegetarian choices & many Dutch treats: Indoor and terrace seating. 
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 



Tony’s Butchers- Nerja:
Beef / Lamb / Pork / Poultry
Sausages&Bacon / Mixed Meat Boxes
Come by the shop or order online. Delivery available.
Visit our website for offerings, prices and order form.
Shop hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm.
Saturday 9am-2pm.
Closed Sunday & Monday
-We deliver from Nerja along the coast to Estepona, the rest of mainland Spain we deliver by special courier next day delivery.
-We can deliver to a friend or family member and can add a gift message at no extra cost.
-Special orders welcome.
-Cash, cards and Paypal accepted.
-Mention you saw this on DigameXtra for a 5% discount!
Address: C. Ruperto Andúez, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Phone: +34 951730422
Website: https://www.tonysbutchers.shop/
We are a DigameXtra sponsor, so our contact info can be seen everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate: Now with a new office in the San Juan de Capistrano area of Nerja. The bilingual team at our new office have been managing villas for over 40 years.
Please visit the office to see how the BluCee team can sell your property in Nerja using the latest technologies, 360⁰ tours, drone footage and international advertising.
Looking for a property manager? We have that covered too.
Visit the office, call us on 0034 711042727 or email at info@blucee.com
We offer a friendly, personal service to our clients. We are listing specialists and promise to work hard to sell your home!
With creative marketing of your property and it’s local area, we generate positive leads help sell your property.
We are very active on social media, we proactively reach out to clients and use drone footage where possible to boost the views your property receives.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria and now Nerja!
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 in the Sponsor’s Section.



For Sale: 4 wooden nordic style dining chairs of good quality and in good (though used) condition. Come with four cushions (if wished). Euro 80.
Annemarie, Canillas de Aceituno,
annemarie at conceptuals dot nl 


For Sale: Chinese carpet pure wool hand knotted 9’x5′. €150 Viñuela area. Susan. Email: swynton@gmail.com 


For Sale, 2 lots:
Lot #1, Computer items
-Dell Laptop Bag (roughly 18 x 13.5 inches)
-Cosmos Laptop Bag (roughly 19.5 x 13.5 inches)
-Woxter Laptop Cooler (2 USB ports & 1 USB Cable)
Price: €15 for all 3 items
Lot #2, set of 8 books
– A Tune a Day (Saxophone) Book 1(Boston Music Company)
-A Tune a Day (Saxophone) Book 2 (Boston Music Company)
-100 Solos Saxophone (Wise Publications)
-100 No 1 Hits for Saxophone (Wise Publications 1993)
-A New Tune a Day for Alto Sax (Boston Music Company 2006)
-Learn to Play Sax by Ollie Weston (hard back Quarto Books 2010)
-Music Theory in Practice by Eric Taylor (ABRSM 2012)
-Saxophone Exam Pack 2018 – 2021 (brand new – ABRSM Grade 1)
Price for the set (all 8): €20
Theresa, Penoncillo, Tel. 07398350706


Wanted: Shop in Nerja or Torrox that sells printer cartridges. My usual shop in Nerja is closed for holidays. So would be grateful for info on anywhere else I could buy cartridges. Please email me at
crumlin4 at yahoo dot com
Thanks, John, Torrox campo


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Saturday Andalusia has 5,138 positives, the worst figure of the week, and seven deaths: {Translation, summary} Updated 31/07/2021, 14:40
-Andalusia recorded a total of 5,138 cases of coronavirus on Saturday 31 July, the worst figure of the week, with seven deaths, compared to this Friday (eight) and last Saturday (six).
-On the other hand, the cumulative incidence rate of the community recorded 30 days of consecutive increases and stands at 582.3 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, 14 points more in 24 hours and 84.4 points more in a week. The region has not had such a high rate since 12 February (583.7).
-By provinces, Malaga is again the one with the most cases with 1,357, followed by Seville with 1,059, Cadiz with 762, Granada with 435, Huelva with 413, Almeria with 377, Cordoba with 373 and Jaen with 362.
The seven deaths were recorded in Cádiz (three), Córdoba and Málaga (two each).
-Andalusia has recorded the fifth consecutive rise in the number of people hospitalised with coronavirus to a total of 1,225 on Saturday, 40 more in one day and 251 more in seven days, while the number of patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has also risen to 223, four more in 24 hours and 54 more than a week ago.
-Malaga is the province with the most hospitalised patients with 478 and 87 in ICU, followed by Seville with 206 and 40 in ICU, Cadiz with 138 and 14 in ICU, Cordoba with 125 and 25 in ICU, Granada with 108 and 23 in ICU, Almeria with 61 and 12 in ICU, Huelva with 56 and eleven in ICU and Jaen with 53 and eleven in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/


French police clash with protesters over health pass requirement: Thousands of security forces have been deployed around Paris to confront citizens protesting plans to introduce coronavirus passes. The protests are the third in as many weeks.
Nationwide, around 204,000 people took part in protests across the country, according to the Interior Ministry. The numbers were up from the figures logged during protests last weekend.
In Paris, police used teargas and force when confronting protesters at four different rallies across the city. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/french-police-clash-with-protesters-over-health-pass-requirement/a-58717872 


Crowds in Berlin defy ban, protest coronavirus restrictions:
Local authorities banned several different protests this weekend, including one from the Stuttgart-based Querdenker movement, which expected 22,500 attendees. But protesters defied the ban, gathering Sunday around the city. Berlin’s police department, which deployed more than 2,000 officers, said as crowds grew, officers who sought to redirect protesters or disband larger groups were “harassed and attacked.”
“They tried to break through the police cordon and pull out our colleagues,” it said, adding that police had to use irritants and batons.
The protests, including in Berlin’s Charlottenburg neighborhood and Tiergarten Park, led to multiple arrests, police said.
Another 80,000 people also protested in cities across Italy last weekend. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/europe-health-arrests-coronavirus-pandemic-berlin-874d5e69750ffbb0e8364d15351cc3ad 


Desperate NSW calls in the ARMY to enforce hardcore lockdown on two million Sydneysiders after worst-ever Covid numbers: This follows NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s admission that she should have locked Sydney down sooner as NSW clocked 239 new cases on Thursday, just a day after extending the city’s lockdown for another four weeks.
Ms Berejiklian also announced two million Sydney residents living in one of eight hotspot LGAs in the west and south-western suburbs would have to wear a mask whenever they leave home. Those areas are Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River.
From midnight on Saturday morning, residents in those LGAs also cannot travel more than 5km from their home for essential shopping or for exercise. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9838177/NSW-call-Australian-army-enforce-lockdown-Sydney-worst-Covid-19-numbers-Thursday.html


Study says vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others: In another dispiriting setback for the USA’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.
The findings have the potential to upend past thinking about how the disease is spread. Previously, vaccinated people who got infected were thought to have low levels of virus and to be unlikely to pass it to others. But the new data shows that is not the case with the delta variant. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/science-health-coronavirus-pandemic-d9504519a8ae081f785ca012b5ef84d1


Censorship News- YouTube suspends Sky News Australia channel: YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation. (I don’t know about you, but I trust Sky News Australia far more than I trust YouTube when it comes to news accuracy. -Ed.)
Their last YouTube upload, from three days ago, features a host claiming that lockdowns have failed and criticising state authorities for extending Sydney’s current stay-at-home orders.
Sky News, with 1.86 million YouTube subscribers, confirmed the temporary ban and a spokesperson said “we support broad discussion and debate on a wide range of topics and perspectives which is vital to any democracy”. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210801-youtube-suspends-sky-news-australia-channel


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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
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