DigameXtra No. 2031 Wednesday, August 11th, 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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What’s On

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Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery, Canillas de Albaida:
Now open again after being fully vaccinated.
Open by appointment everyday from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Now we have canvas prints on wood frames that look pretty much like the original at a much lower cost (from €40) ready to hang.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, Cuba, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes. Commissions considered.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available. The galley is also well ventilated and air conditioned.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch: 616 891 473 (Whatsapp).
Email: mitchbanjo@hotmail.com
Facebook: mitchfranceart
Instagram: mitchfranceart
Twitter: mitchfranceart


Soundshine Band: Saturday 14Aug at 17:00 at Habla Pez, Torremolinos boardwalk. With Denice Daley and Javi Malagamba.
Location: Paseo Marítimo Playamar, 69,Torremolinos. 29620 Málaga. Info/Res +34 633 86 91 33 


Dempsey’s Irish Bar- Steak Night w/ live music from Shaun Greaves: Tonight Wednesday 11AUG.
2 Irish sirloin steaks with jacket potato or chips, mushrooms, grilled tomato, onion rings- Only €25
Address: Local 2 & 3 Doña Lola, Calahonda 29649 Málaga
Info & Res: +34 951 23 42 85


Karaoke Friday at El Mico Bar: An amazing fun night out to start your weekend with your fabulous host Aaron Lawrence. 8-11pm
Calle Jaén 2 Local 13 29620 Torremolinos-Málaga  FB link 


Concert in Benalmádena: Wednesday 11AUG 10pm, concert hosted by the Ayuntamiento de Benalmádena, with brilliant violinist Naiara Castillejo + Jesus Gomez. Free outdoor, what more could you ask for? 


Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!


Nik of all Trades- Services available for home, garden and office:
-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 50€, 75€ and 100€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
Check my website for examples of my work  www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to 
nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free! 


Coast Fm Gold:
Things are starting to get back to ‘Normal’ …now what?
Let people know you are open for business by advertising on the radio, where you will be heard 4 to 6 times a day, in the car, the kitchen, the bedroom, even on the beach!
No magazine can do that!
97.6 Coast Fm Gold is the Eastern Costa del Sol’s number one radio station, heard locally and all over the world on 97.6fm, Online, Google, Siri, Alexa and on Tunein!
Based in Nerja and broadcasting 24 hours a day, your advert would be heard between 4 to 6 times a day, every day at the same cost as a magazine or local newspaper, which are looked at maybe once or even missed…….you can’t miss whats on the radio unless it’s switched off!
We script it, do the voiceover, add music and once approved by you…..we broadcast it!
Whether your a bar an estate agent, supermarket or have a product or service you would like the world to know about, let them know on 97.6 Coast Fm Gold.
Email to studio @ coastfmgold.com or WhatsApp to 691934626 or leave message and we will call you back!


Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


People Group Spain: Luggage Storage in Nerja
If you have a rental property but struggle to find somewhere for your guests to store luggage on arrival or departure, then struggle no more. At People Group Spain we offer luggage storage from our office located at Calle Diputación 9. All items are securely tagged and can be stored for a cost of just 3€ per item per day. Luggage can be dropped off between 10:00 and 13:00, Monday to Saturday, and can be collected again by appointment at any time until 20:00. The facilities can also be used on Sundays with a prior reservation. For more information or reservations please contact us on +34 615 763 349 or by email at admin@peoplegroupspain.com. 


Mobile Hairdresser: Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 12 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Appointments now being taken for Torrox and surrounding areas. I am now at La Raqueta Market, Nerja, every first Saturday of the month from 10am till 2pm for ladies & mens wet and dry cuts. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like.
Tel or WhatsApp 622 690 133, Email: jmainwood01 @ gmail dot com (no spaces) or go to my Facebook page
Jenny, Torrox 


Trapeze Yoga and Macramé Day in Frigliana:
Saturday 28th August. 09:30 until 16:00
Cost: 70€ for a full day of activities.
The day includes:
A dynamic Trapeze Yoga session for beginners closing with aromatherapy/guided meditation.
A Macramé Workshop
A healthy plant based lunch.
A relaxing swim & sunbathe.
The day is finished off with tea or coffee with cake.
Contact: Donna on 608 966 663
Email: donnacarney49@hotmail.com 


Removal and Collection – Men With Vans:
You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans.
For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help.
House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call.
Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door.
Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/menwithvans 
Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.
Men With Vans: John 622 067 357


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver:
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Square pine coffee table lovely detail in the wood new handles and waxed Measurements 90 x 90 x 53cms. Price 60€
-2 matching natural bedside lockers with new handles Measurements Width 48cms Depth 33cms Height 59cms Price 40€ each (sold as a pair)
-Farmhouse style solid pine table with drawer each end with 4 matching chairs also olive green chalk paint table base & natural wood olive chairs Length 139cms Depth 80cms Height 76cms Price 260€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Raised Toilet Seat with handles. As new condition. €25. Buyer collects, Donna, Nerja.


Recommendations & Requests


Gestor: In connection with a car purchase, we need to find a Gestor. Does anyone know a good Gestor in the Torrox area?
Annette, Torrox
Email: logiboulevarden@gmail.com


From many of the local Ayuntamientos: Vax Access Problems?
If you’re attached to any Malaga-Axarchy Health Area Health Center, and you have difficulty getting vaccinated and are in one of these circumstances, there is help:
-Over 12 years old
-You recovered from Covid over 6 months ago
-Missed second appointment
-Won’t be in Malaga for 2nd dose
-You are pregnant
Write with your details in the mail:
Source: FB link


News & Articles

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Andalusia reduces Covid infections and incidence but records 28 deaths, highest in months: {Translation, summary} Updated: 10/08/2021, 19:45.
-Andalusia has added 3,418 Covid-19 infections this Tuesday. This is almost a thousand less than yesterday, Monday, and, more importantly, almost a thousand less than those recorded on the same day last week. This is relevant because it confirms that the fifth wave of the pandemic is receding.
-In the configuration of the health crisis, the first thing that goes down when a wave recedes is infections. The same is true of the first thing to go up when the opposite is the case. Then the number of people hospitalised one or two weeks later drops, followed by the number of ICUs and, finally, deaths. Andalusia would be at the turning point where both the number of patients and those hospitalised are already falling, and it remains to be seen whether next week the number of ICUs will also fall and, a little later, the number of deaths.
-The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Andalusia continues to rise. This is normal, because they still have to rise for one or two weeks, as has been explained. Moreover, these deaths are the result not so much of the current cases but of the peak of more than 5,000 daily infections that occurred weeks ago. On Tuesday, 28 deaths were recorded, the highest number since 11 May. In total, 10,486 people have died in Andalusia since the pandemic began. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-reduce-contagios-incidencia-covid-pero-anota-28-muertos-cifra-mas-alta-meses-202108101255_noticia.html 


Spain braces for heatwave with 10 provinces on alert for high temperatures: The thermometer is forecast to rise to above 40ºC on Friday and Saturday, and could exceed 44ºC in the southern region of Andalusia.
Ten Spanish provinces in six regions are on alert for high temperatures, Spain’s national weather agency Aemet reported on Tuesday. The warning comes ahead of a heatwave that is forecast to hit most of the country on Wednesday, and last between five and six days. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/news/2021-08-10/spain-braces-for-heatwave-with-10-provinces-on-alert-for-high-temperatures.html


Airport security guards set to begin strike at Malaga-Costa del Sol airport: No agreement has been reached so security guards who work at the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport will go on strike this Thursday, August 12. The strike has been called over the “non-compliance with the collective agreement and the specifications”. All security services at the airport will be affected by the strike and this includes car parks, scanners and other areas too. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/10/airport-security-guards-set-to-begin-strike-at-malaga-costa-del-sol-airport/


Nerja Covid Screening Results: Health councilor Javier Rodriguez reports that the mass screening conducted yesterday (Monday) afternoon in Nerja by the Board of Andalucia’s Health and Family Counsel has detected 6 new positive coronavirus cases, with a 21 % turnout, with 173 tests done of the 825 person summoned. Source: FB link


Feel Malaga festival will feature more than 70 shows and nearly 1,000 musicians:
From 14 August until November the streets of Malaga will be filled with music as the ‘Feel Malaga’ festival swings into action, featuring no less than 70 shows on 20 stages around the city, and with almost 1,000 musicians.
The festival will kick off on 14 August at the Eduardo Ocón venue, with six copla and flamenco shows.
The Municipal Auditorium will, from 15 August, offer a cast of national artists including but not limited to Diana Navarro, Aurora Guirado, Morta, Danza Invisible, Efecto Mariposa, Señor Mirinda and Manolo Sarriá from Malaga. They are joined by Rosario, Café Quijano, Miguel Ríos and David de María.
See a full schedule of events here: https://www.malaga.eu/visorcontenido/ANUDocumentDisplayer/162599/PROGRAMA.pdf
Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202108/10/feel-malaga-festival-will-20210810174314.html 


Cruise activity increases in Malaga with the arrival of one of the largest sailboats in the world: This increase in movements follows the decision of the Windstar Cruises shipping company to make three stops in the city, and two of them will be with one of the largest sailboats in the world.
Windstar is a cruise company with a long history in Malaga. On 12 and 20 August their ship Wind Surf will dock in the city. It is a spectacular five mast sailboat, considered one of the largest in the world in its category, and it can carry 312 passengers.
In addition, on 21 August, the Star Legend, a 135-metre-long ship, with a maximum capacity of 212 passengers, will spend one night in port so that cruise passengers will be able to enjoy two days in the capital of the Costa del Sol. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202108/10/cruise-activity-increases-malaga-20210810181827.html 


Prince Andrew sued in American federal court for sexual abuse allegations made by Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Roberts: Prince Andrew can still be tried for sex abuse claims in a civil case even if he never steps foot back in America – and faces damages ‘in the millions’ if he loses. Prince Andrew is under no obligation to travel to America to defend himself against the allegations – which he has repeatedly denied – because courts can’t extradite citizens in civil cases. But legal experts say if he choses not to take part in the case, he could still face a trial in the civil courts in his absence. Full article:


Football News- Paris Saint-Germain signs soccer star Lionel Messi to two-year deal: Argentine soccer sensation Lionel Messi signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, officially ending his 17-year tenure as the cornerstone for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona.
Sources told Sky Sports, The Athletic and the New York Times that the pact is worth about $34.6 million per season and includes a third-year option. Full article: https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/Soccer/2021/08/10/france-Lionel-Messi-signs-with-PSG-soccer/3291628606073/ 

First look at Messi in his new uniform.


Tennis News- Rafael Nadal out of National Bank Open due to foot injury: Via the official National Bank Open website, Rafael Nadal confirmed Tuesday he is removing himself from the Toronto tournament running this week because of the left foot injury that kept him from competing at Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics. Full article: https://www.yardbarker.com/tennis/articles/rafael_nadal_out_of_national_bank_open_due_to_foot_injury/s1_13132_3559192


Cancel Culture Eats It’s Own- “Woke” Democrat Andrew Cuomo Resigns as New York’s Governor Following Sexual-Harassment Claims: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned Tuesday in the wake of a report that found he violated state and federal sexual-harassment laws, capping months of speculation over the fate of the politician who had been hailed for his leadership early on in the pandemic.
The report, issued in early August by New York Attorney General Letitia James, said Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, created a hostile work environment and retaliated against at least one former employee. Full article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/andrew-cuomo-resigns-as-new-yorks-governor-11628611790 

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Home needed for kitten: A good home is needed for this pretty lively female brindle kitten – 8 weeks plus old and weaned.
The campo cat mother I feed brought her kittens to me and I now have too many rescue cats.
Please call Maggie on 722809426. Los Romanes.
La Vinuela area or I can bring to the coast 


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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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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