DigameXtra No. 2030 Tuesday, August 10th, 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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UPDATE 06AUG: No Covid Passports or Test Results Necessary to Enter Andalucia Nightclubs. The TSJA has denied the judicial ratification of the measure contained in the Order of 5 August limiting access to the interior of leisure and catering establishments with music to those persons who can prove that they are in possession of the COVID certificate or accreditation of negative PCR or antigen test in the last 72 hours. Translated, Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-tsja-tumba-pasaporte-covid-para-acceder-interior-discotecas-andalucia-202108062059_noticia.html


Upcoming Concerts at Plaza de Toros, Estepona:
-Thursday Aug 12, Dorian + Leo (singer-songwriters)
-Thursday Aug 19, Maren + Elefantes (Pop/Rock/Indie)
-Thursday Aug 26, La Habitacion Roja + Cora Yako + Chef Creador (Pop/Rock/Indie)
-Friday Sep 3, Baron Rojo (Metal/Rock) (see video for a recent clip)
Calle Matías Prats, 1, 29680 Estepona
Get tix at: https://conciertos.club/malaga/locales/plaza-de-toros-de-estepona
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Outdoor Movie Viewing- Disney’s, The Lion King:
Wednesday, August 11, 10pm in the Deportiva Zone of Ferrara, Torrox Costa. FB link 


El Morche Fishing Contest 2021: Our Traditions Continue!
For almost 50 years, El Morche has been celebrating this event commemorating its sailor roots. And it has always been one of the most significant events of the El Morche Fair in La Choza. This year, due to the special circumstances of the pandemic, we will not be able to enjoy our fair but we can enjoy the good atmosphere among fans of a fishing journey, an activity that today is a sport for participants and that was a means of living from our ancestors.
A people that honor its roots is a living people.
The day marked will be August 15th, the day our patroness, the Virgin of Carmen, would have traveled her waters.
Registrations can be made in Jaws Surf and Kiosk Fernando in El Morche and in Pescamar in Torre Del Mar. More info on phone: 607.927.100 and 680.155.101
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Free entry to Legend of Sports exhibition in Fuengirola museum: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm to 10pm (plus 10am to 2pm at weekends), the free exhibition with more than 500 objects relating to the major milestones of the sport nationally and internationally will run until September 19 and concentrates on a significant number of popular sports as well recognising local athletes. Source: https://www.diariosur.es/costadelsol/fuengirola-inaugura-exposicion-20210803150215-nt.html


Velez Malaga- Municipal Music Band concert programming in August:
-Tuesday Aug 10th, 8pm. Templete de Musica en Paseo Maritimo, Torre del Mar
-Thursday Aug 12th, 8pm. Paseo Maritimo Frente Restaurante Eclipse. Caleta de Velez
-Sat., Aug 14th, 8pm. Templete de Musica en Paseo Maritimo, Torre del Mar
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Services Wanted/Offered

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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
-Courier Services
-Man & Van services
-Packing, including supply of packing materials
-UK Home shopping with UK delivery address
-Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain
-Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
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
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
Scott/Arenas.   Home Page and FB-Link
Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  



Home from Home:
Your home in the Axarquia region prepared for your arrival.
We are a local couple near Lake Vinuela with many years property management experience in the UK, happy to take care of all your holiday home preparation needs.
Homes cleaned and aired, beds made and small maintenance jobs taken care of. Basic supplies can be bought and delivered prior to your arrival if required.
Additional services include:
Holiday changeovers
Vacant holiday home checking service
Private rental inventories prepared and checked with tenants at key handover on arrival and departure.
Contact Kate, Telephone and WhatsApp (+34) 711 003 171
Email: kateathomefromhome@gmail.com Our contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.


Munro Catering Services: Based in Frigiliana providing food for every occasion.
-We specialise in providing high quality at good value for most types of catering event with an excellent choice of menus. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We believe in getting it right every time and we provide a high degree of flexibility to our customers.
-We have many customers who use us regularly selecting from our standard menus and then work with us to provide customised menus and services for special events e.g., providing hot sit-down meals in house for private events, canapés for product launches and providing all day catering weddings/parties should this be your requirement.
-For those special occasions when something different is required please contact us as we can provide a range of options from a hot food buffet, a sit-down meal served by our staff or even individual packed lunches for example for walking groups, painting groups that are in a rural area for the day, or your golf society to have a break at the ninth hole. We also provide cookery classes for groups of up to 10 people either in your own home or a hired venue. We can even come along to your barbecue and cook your food and serve your drinks to allow you to enjoy time with your guests.
-Personal Chef – We cater for you whilst on holiday providing a chef for a one off/part/all the time for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With our combination of bespoke menus and access to equipment and professional staff we are ideally placed to cater for everything you would require, we are flexible and will work with you to provide exactly the level of service you need. We can provide a Party Menu when some informal nibbles are required to a full sit-down meal with hire of tables, chairs, China, cutlery and staff. Bespoke doesn’t mean expensive, it just means we make exactly what you want. We have a range of standard menus to suit most occasions and can tailor any of our menus or create customer specific menus
For further information please contact Sharon Munro
Tel: +34 711084618
Email: munrospain@gmail.com


Gartentango- Dance Classes: Time to get back to the dance floor! We will start a milonguita with an open class prior to it next Friday in La Herradura. The class will be multilevel taught in English and Spanish starting at 19:30. The milonguita will start immediately after the class at 21:00 until midnight. Cost per person for class is 10€, or 4 times for 30€, for milonga 5€ incl. one drink. For more information and reservation of your place as the number of participants is limited, please send a PM or Whatsapp to 608610943.  FB link


Protective Pendant Workshop: Saturday 21st August. 12-4pm
Come along to this cool workshop in Velez Malaga to make a protective pendant for your home.
We will be conducting an intensive mosaic workshop to make these beautiful pendants for the balance and protection of your home. €40 includes materials.
You can choose the one you like the most!
Reserve your place at: 643154495
Info: donnacarney49@hotmail.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Table. Natural wood waxed with drawer fronts done in a grey & yellow chalk paint. Both sides of the top of table lift for storage. Metal base Measurements
111.50 x 56 x 43cms Price 90€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Confidence Fitness folding stationary exercise bike. Excellent condition. €60. Buyer collects. Donna, Nerja. suzanneDOTdonna@gmail.com 


FREE: Single Bed Frame. Dark blue metal bed frame with supportive slats. Pikolin Fibermaster. In great used condition.
Dimensions: width – 90cm; length – 190 cm; height – 30 cm.
Collection only, campo near Bentomiz – north of Algorobbo and south of Arenas. Anthony.
WhatsApp texts only please: +44 7834 507703; or
Email: the dot dixons at spainmail dot com 


Wanted: Long Term Rental- For Naythan & Mr. Bones (my dog)
-Torrox to Velez Malaga, near the coast.
-Looking for a 1 bedroom flat on the ground or first floor. Or a small casita. No studios please.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen and a washer.
-I have a dog, a very gentle Galgo that almost never barks. He is 12 yrs old, one flight of stairs at a time is about all he can manage.
-I tend to work and walk the dog late at night, so a place without delicate neighbors will be required.
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
-I’m not in a hurry, I can wait a few months.
Please send details to Naythan, Torrox Costa
email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Wanted, 2 items:
-Ceiling fan. Working or not. Must have all parts for mounting on ceiling.
-Metal shelving. Needed for basement storage. Please send details or pictures.
Jane, Frigiliana. WhatsApp +44 7866635626.


Recommendations & Requests


Driver’s License Info: I am an American citizen that has just became a resident of Spain. (Finally). I currently have a Florida driver’s license. Has an American out there gone through the process of changing your license? What is the procedure and is it in English? Laura / Fuente Camacho
My email is: lavery8879@gmail.com


Recommendation for First aid and CPR for pets: I attended Kaya’s course on dog (and cat) first aid and resuscitation. I learnt so much! Professional instruction with hands on practice in a relaxed atmosphere. Some really practical and sensible information on how to look after your pet, prevent accidents and illness and what to do in an emergency situation.
I would recommend this course to anyone who owns or cares for dogs. Great value too!
More info on Facebook @pcwbykaya. (Paws Claws and Whiskers)
Thanks Kaya!
Gill, Competa, derek_sibson @ hotmail . com


News & Articles

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Andalucía lowers its coronavirus incidence rate for the sixth day to 565.6: The Andalusian region has registered a total of 4,184 new cases of coronavirus in the combined data for this Monday, 9 August and Sunday, 8 August, fewer than the 4,467 of the same day last week; ten deaths follow the fourteen on Saturday- four were registered in Malaga, three in Cordoba, one each in Jaén, Cadiz and Almeria provinces.
The region’s cumulative incidence rate has dropped for the sixth time after 33 days of consecutive increases and stands at 565.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, some 10.8 points less in 48 hours and 18.7 points less in a week. Full article:


The wholesale price of the light continues to set new records- this Tuesday climbs another 4,8% overnight!: {Translation, summary} Updated: 09 August, 2021 – 14:55.
-The average price of electricity in the wholesale market have been located for this Tuesday in 111,88 euros a megawatt hour (MWh), a figure that represents a new historical maximum and exceeds in 4.8% the previous record, set for this Monday at 106,74 euros, according to data from the market operator OMIE.
-If you compare it with the price that was paid on the second Tuesday of August of a year ago, 38,88 € /MWh, the wholesale price of electricity, which in Spain is used in reference to calculate the regulated tariff, has nearly tripled.
For slots, the price for the Tuesday will range between €120/MWh, which will cost from 21:00 to 23:00 , and the 102,22 euros that will be worth between 17:00 and 18:00.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/economia/precio-mayorista-luz-records-martes-sube_0_1600040820.html


EU Mobile roaming charges- Vodafone & EE have announced new roaming charges for UK customers travelling to Europe from 2022:
The return of surcharges on roaming in Europe for Vodafone customers sees the mobile network provider become the second company to bring back roaming charges since they were largely suspended in June 2017, with EE announcing the return of roaming fees for some customers in the wake of Brexit earlier this year.
EE announced new roaming charges on June 24 in the form of a £2 per day flat fee for customers roaming across 47 European destinations from January 2022. The flat fee will allow customers to use their plan’s existing minutes, texts and data, with those affected being new customers or those upgrading to EE from July 7 2021. Full article: https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/travel/eu-roaming-charges-how-much-are-vodafones-roaming-charges-did-brexit-cause-return-of-roaming-fees-for-vodafone-and-ee-3285925


France implements Covid-19 health pass despite protests:
The government is pressing ahead with the extension of an already-existing health pass to apply to cafes, restaurants and intercity travel on Monday, despite four weekends of angry protests that saw almost a quarter of a million rally nationwide on Saturday. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20210809-france-to-implement-coronavirus-health-pass-despite-protests


Perseid’s annual meteor shower is back: One of the best meteor showers of the year, the Perseid Meteor Shower, is now ongoing through August 14. The best time to see the most meteors will be on the night of August 12 and until the 13 in the morning. This year, the crescent moon sets around 10:30 p.m. local time, leaving us with dark skies. In contrast, next year’s Perseids are set under a full moon, drastically reducing the hourly rate.
If you are lucky enough to observe from a dark sky without any stray light, enjoy the strip of our Milky Way galaxy as this collective glow of billions of distant stars stretches from Sagittarius in the south to Cassiopeia in the north.Full article:

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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Homes needed: Hi, urgently needed loving homes for two female kittens, now nine weeks old. They are well socialised & litter tray trained, very active & adventurous but seriously cute with it. Mum came to us pregnant & gave birth here, we cared for her & her babies but we cannot keep them, mainly because our ageing cat is getting very stressed with the whole situation. Please call us on 653 11 11 89, or 699 61 77 54, WhatsApp is probably the best option as our phone coverage in the campo is not great, we are in Cómpeta campo, we can arrange to meet anywhere nearby. John 


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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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