DigameXtra No. 2068 Friday, Sept. 24th, 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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The Bandits in Canillas de Albaida tonight:
The Bandits will be playing live at Posada La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida tonight Friday 24 September from 8.30pm.
To reserve your table call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127. 


Art exhibition by Coby Bloemsma:
Art exhibition “The Collage Collection” at Bio Beach Club until 20th of October by Coby Bloemsma – In my new exhibition its collage only. For example, I have used old army documents and photos of my husbands father to make a series of 6 works called “To Charlie with love”. He was in WWII for 6 years. Each collage represents one year. On the back of the photo of his two sisters was written “To Charlie with love”. A few of my objects will also be on display.
Come and have a look. Bio Beach Club is on the Paseo Marítimo in El Morche (directly behind the church on the sea front). You can visit during the opening hours of the restaurant. They are closed on Tuesdays.
Or visit my renewed website www.cobybloemsma.com, where there is a contact form if you need to message me. 


Elvis Presley Tribute by Stelvis: Live show on Wed., Oct 6th starting at 9pm.
El Mojito La Carihuela. Located at: Calle Bulto 80, 29620 Málaga FB link 


After Work Party: Friday, Oct 1st, from 7pm
Live Music by Spencer and Friends & Open Taco Buffet, €10
Bay Bays Grill House & Bar
Puerto deportivo de Fuengirola , Fuengirola
+34 631 86 50 93  FB link 


Expo: New exhibition entitled Matter of Mirror that brings together works by artists Maria Cano, Rosa Cano and José María Valdez. It will remain open until the 9th of October in the Exhibition Hall (Calle Almirante Ferrandiz, number 14, Nerja). The opening hours will be from 12.00 to 15.00 And 19.00 to 21.00 hours.
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Alcaucin is hosting the ‘Trail Hiking with Dogs II’: Sunday, October 10. The route is organized by the Club Running Beaches of Torre del Mar and Club Perianda. It has charitable status, with the ten euros of the registration going to ‘El Refugio de Leo’.
For more information: playasdetorredelmar@gmail.com / cdperianda@gmail.com
Phones: 677 903 474/ 661 954 


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WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A HOLIDAY UNTIL THE 6th OF OCTOBER– Greek House- Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa! 
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. Hours for Summer: Wednesday thru Sunday 7:30pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Staycations at CASA MAGEL
Hot Days Are Here – Lovely sparkling pool
Now is the time to book a relaxing getaway at Casa Magel B&B
A Great idea for Birthdays and anniversaries. Personalised vouchers available on request for future dates.
Bring a couple of friends and enjoy relaxing in a safe environment. Or on your own and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The heatwave is here, and we fill up quickly. So relaxing in our renovated pool and garden.
Our special offers are on again this year,
-2 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks for 2 sharing an en suite room 130€.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks and tapas & drinks at local bar for 2 sharing double en suite room 175€.
-You can add extra nights for 50€ a night B&B for a double en suite room. Book over 5 days and get a discount.
Casa Magel is situated 1 km from the typical Spanish town of Valle De Abdalajis first founded in Roman times when it was called Nescania.
We are surrounded by beautiful scenery and there are lots of walking routes. We are not far from El Chorro with the famous Caminito Del Rey, also Ardales lakes which are stunning.
Not far in the other direction, you will find The Wolf Park a real experience to see wolves in their natural environment. Also nearby is Antequera a wonderful town for sightseeing, 27 churches, the old castle, lovers leap mountain and a spectacular bullring besides the many shops and restaurants.
A place not to be missed is El Torcal an amazing site of rock formations formed over 2 million years ago.
Or you can just relax around our refurbished pool with a fully equipped kitchen, bar & BBQ area with limited drinks & snacks available, or bring your own. The food is great, the views stunning, beds are comfy and the hosts are friendly.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com.
Contact: casamagel@yahoo.com ; Phone – 722879503


Malagalingo Spanish School:
This is a month for a fresh new start, a month to seek out and pursue new goals and resolutions. Now is the time to start your Spanish adventure.
September arrives with an invigorating and exciting back to school vibe and here at MALAGALINGO, we’ll be welcoming you to our enjoyable, cheerful and enthusiastic lessons.
Programs from 4 to 20 hours per week
All levels (from beginners to advance)
Small groups, max 8 students or Private one-to-one
Conversational method and playful approach
Onsite lessons in our OUTDOOR TERRACE
Covid-19 preventative measures
First Free Trial lesson (without commitment)
Out-of-school Free Activities
Malagalingo Spanish School
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo ; www.malagalingo.com 



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items: Four Tagines, no chips or cracks, used as ornaments.
-Red 28cms. 15 euro
-Brown patterned 32cms 15 euros
-2 Brown unglazed 20 cms 15 euros pair.
All four 40 euros.
Torrox, Call John 636160538 


For Sale: Light fittings
-The first one is an antique brass type, in good condition, just no longer required. 30 euros.
-The second are a job lot of five flush fitting ceiling lights, in good condition, just no longer required. 25 euros.
Competa campo, contact Maria, 643005983, also on What’s app. 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Gas cooker (butano) with full electronic ignition, it has a gas oven with thermostat, gas hob with an electric grill, there is a light in the oven. €100
-Balay condensing tumble drier (doesn’t need an outlet pipe) €100
Both items are in excellent condition.
We are in the campo near Cómpeta, if you can collect, great, if not we can organise delivery locally but for an extra cost.
John / Linda, Cómpeta
Email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com
or phone 653 11 11 89 (WhatsApp is the best option) 


For Sale: Desk & chair. IKEA Bekant desk 160x80cm (adjustable height) and office chair with folding arms. 80€ or near offer for both. Buyer collects. Please contact Sarah / Chris, Vinuela on 684181758 


For Sale: UGreen External Hard Drive Enclosure. Brand New. Allows you to connect an extra hard drive to your computer via an USB cable. For 2.5″ HDD or SSD (SATA 3) laptop hard drives. USB 3.0 connector plugs into any computer or gamebox. Plug and Play without having to install any additional drivers. 5 Gbps extra fast transfer speed. Still sealed in original package. €25
Buyer collects. Naythan, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation: Bathroom refurb. Must most highly recommend Chris Stevenson for the first class work he has done in one of our bathrooms. We needed a spa bath removing and a disabled access walk in shower installed. Chris quickly assessed assessed what we needed then responded promptly with a quote for the work. He ordered all the fittings – not complaining when we kept adding extras such as a replacement loo and washbasin – and obtained the necessary licence from the ayuntamiento. He arrived bang on time to start the work and we have never known a cleaner/neater worker. We continued to add small extras such but the work was still completed in less than six working days. We are absolutely delighted with the work and cannot recommend Chris highly enough. He can be contacted on 674617379
Brenda, Torrox, brendaleetorroxATgmailDoTcom


News & Articles

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Covid Spain- Health Ministry reports 3,031 new positives and 100 deaths in the last 24 hours: {Translation} Updated: 23SEP21 18:33
-The Ministry of Health has registered this Thursday, with data provided by the autonomous communities, 3,031 new cases of coronavirus, of which 1,307 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to the 1,449 recorded on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,943,855.
-Regarding the current average incidence of infections in Spain in the last 14 days, the report shows that it continues to decline, standing at 71.86 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 74.19 reported on Wednesday by the department headed by Carolina Darias.
-As for deaths from Covid-19, 100 more have been reported, of which 201 have been recorded in the last week. This brings the overall death toll from coronavirus in Spain to 86,185 people.
-There are currently 3,056 patients admitted for Covid-19 throughout Spain and 867 in an ICU, although in the last 24 hours there have been 269 admissions and 414 discharges. The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 2.54 percent and in ICUs at 9.52 percent. Source, Spanish: https://www.cope.es/actualidad/espana/noticias/sanidad-notifica-3031-nuevos-positivos-100-fallecidos-las-ultimas-horas-20210923_1518119


The sulfur cloud expelled by the volcano of La Palma is already in the Balearic Islands and will reach the Peninsula this Friday: {Translation, summary}
-The sulfur cloud expelled by the volcano of La Palma will reach the Peninsula in the coming hours, according to estimates of the Aemet. In fact, it already covers parts of the Balearic Islands although it has appeared in the area very weakened and does not pose any health risk.
-However, the sulfur dioxide coming from the volcano will cover a good part of the Iberian Peninsula, almost all of Morocco and Tunisia and the Mediterranean coasts of France, Italy, Algeria and Libya. However, it specifies that this phenomenon will have “very limited repercussions” on meteorological conditions and air quality at the surface, since most of the SO2 emitted is found in the very upper layers of the atmosphere.
-Rubén del Campo, spokesman for the state agency, has indicated this Thursday that in case acid rain fell it would be “a punctual episode”, and that the harmful aspects on health occur when this phenomenon is prolonged for months, even years, and also depend on the proximity with respect to the focus of emissions, in this case the volcano.
-As for gas emissions, the forecast is that they will head south, reaching areas of La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife, although the highest concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) will occur in La Palma at altitudes higher than where there is usually population.
For the moment, at surface level, the air quality has not been altered by the volcano, and the pollutant emission model does not observe a “significant arrival” of gases. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4832069/0/nube-azufre-volcan-palma-llega-peninsula/


DGT reportedly studying compulsory insurance for electric scooters: Pere Navarro, the head of the Direccion General de Trafico (DGT), revealed on Wednesday, September 22, that some administrations have already started to demand the implementation of mandatory insurance for users of personal mobility vehicles (VMP). Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/23/dgt-reportedly-studying-compulsory-insurance-for-electric-scooters/ 


These are the Renfe trains cancelled by the rail strike on Friday, 24 September: The rail union strike called for this Friday, 24 September, will see the cancellation of almost 30 train services in Malaga province. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/23/these-renfe-trains-cancelled-20210923190702.html


Junta confirms that face-to-face appointments will return to health centres in October: The Andalusian Government’s delegate in Malaga, Patricia Navarro, has confirmed that, from October, face-to-face appointments with healthcare staff will be resumed in all health centres in Malaga province. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/23/junta-confirms-that-face-20210923112601.html


Malaga International Blues Festival to be held October 15 to 17 in Marbella, Torrox and Malaga capital: The Blues festival aims to consolidate the area in the international circuit of Afro-American music and, specifically, Blues.
With the collaboration of the Diputacion de Malaga, the Malaga Blues Society and the organisation of the Malaga International Blues Festival, this musical event will be held from October 15 to 17 in different areas of the province. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/23/malaga-international-blues-festival-to-be-held-in-marbella-torrox-and-malaga/
For the original source article, with more info on who is performing, but in Spanish: https://www.malaga.es/noticias/com1_md-3/com1_md3_cd-44007/la-diputacion-impulsa-malakafest-el-festival-internacional-de-blues-de-malaga-que-se-celebrara-en-marbella-torrox-y-malaga-capital 


Dutch Authorities Warn Brits to Apply for Residence Permits Before October 1 Deadline: The Dutch authorities have reminded British nationals who intend to continue living, working or studying in the Netherlands to apply for a residence permit before October 1, 2021.
-According to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), British nationals residing in the Netherlands without a residence permit after October 1 will be staying unlawfully in the country.
-However, the Dutch Government will adopt a flexible policy for British citizens to allow for their belated applications to be processed from October 1, 2021, to October 2022. Full article:


Footprints Place Humans In North America Thousands Of Years Before Previously Known, During the Last Glacial Maximum: Footprints discovered in White Sands National Park in New Mexico prove that humans lived in North America between 21,000 and 23,000 years ago, during the last ice age and thousands of years before scientists previously thought, a new study claims.
These finds indicate the presence of humans in North America for approximately two millennia during the Last Glacial Maximum, south of the migratory barrier created by the ice sheets to the north. References:
https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abg7586 AND

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Churches & Worship


New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 


St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 


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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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