DigameXtra No. 2094 Monday, Oct. 25th, 2021

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Phoenix Club:
Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1.
***Trips***
November
-5th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-26th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre €15pp
-28th – Casariche Sunday Market for all things fabric, haberdashery, dried fruit, hams, cheeses, decorations, end of lines from Zara, Pull n Bear and Mango. Price €15.50
December
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-10th – Malaga Christmas Lights €8pp
-14th – Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale – do pop long, doors open 12.15
-16th – Trip To Rute – visiting the Anise and chocolate factories and sampling hams, sausages and cheeses in Rute itself. Price €15.50pp
January
-7th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-21st – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €18,50pp – Bring your skis!
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 

 

November 2021 Program Schedule for Bio Beach Restaurant: Located in El Morche, behind the Church, on the Paseo Maritimo.
For information or registration contact: norma2kk@aol.com
-Wed. Nov.3 at 11am: Speaker: Norma – Power Point Presentation-Topic: La Desbandada and the sinking of the Delphin off Calaceite coast, Torrox, in Jan. 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Desbandada highlights the massacre on the A-340 in Feb.1937 where innocent civilians fell victims to Franco’s allies. La Desbandada consititutes the most disastrous and poignant episode of the Spanish Civil War in Malaga and one of the worst of the entire conflict. At the Torre del Mar Bus Station, an outside museum features the signatures of the victims of that grim date.
-Tues. Nov. 9 at 10:45am: U3A Writing Workshop-Must register.
-Wed. Nov. 10 at 11am: Speaker: Norma – Power Point Presentation Topic: The town of Consuegra in the Toledo province steeped in the magic of Don Quijote. Come and enjoy the 12 magnificent Middle Ages windmills dominated by the XIII century castle, La Muela, built by the Moors and that Napoleon attempted to destroy. Consuegra itself goes back to pre-Roman times and is situated about 100 km south of Madrid. Treat yourself to a sliver of history.
-Thurs. Oct. 14 at 11:30am: Spanish Instruction, basic; must register.
-Mon. Nov. 15 at 17hrs: Spanish for beginners. Must register
-Mon. Nov. 15 at 19hrs: Movie Night. Must register – Erin Brockovich-2000-2hrs11mn – True Story – Brockovich’s work in bringing litigation against Pacific Gas & Electric was the focus of the 2000 feature film, Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts in the title role. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing in a Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Roberts won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich. Erin Brockovich herself had a cameo role as a waitress named Julia R.
-Thurs. Nov. 18 at 13hrs: Munch Bunch-Must register.
-Tues. Nov. 23 at 10:45am: U3A Writing Workshop-Must register.

 

Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Full Bar & Traditional Dutch Food Menu
Open Mon-Sat, 1400 – 2200. Closed Sundays
-Guitar Workshop & Jam, all levels welcome. Wednesdays at 3pm.
-Drawing & Painting Workshop. Tuesdays 10:30-12:30. Cost = €10 (includes materials)
The Workshop Mindfullnes Yoga is full, and Painting & Drawing are filling up with places still available.
Workshop Handicrafts/Crafts/Board Games/Mosaic/etc. Friday, October 22, 10.30 – 12.30 hours. Cost €5 including a Tapas&Copas, excluding any material costs. You don’t have to sign up, just come and visit us.
Update: Mosaic and/or Macrame Workshops. It will probably be done alternately on a Saturday / Friday. I have also chosen the following (provisional) Start Date for MOZAÏEK as Saturday 30 October, 10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Costs once €25, after that €10 each time.
Registration & Info: yfketorrox@gmail.com or stop by the bar.
Please indicate which days you prefer, or are unavailable.
You will find us at: Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon, YFKE’S BAR.
Tel +34 711 03 0217 

 

 

 

 

 

Potters Bar- N is anticipating the return of the fantastic Dixieland Jazz band: Sunday Oct 31st at 2pm. With the very talented trio, Spike,Diego and Jonny. Bookings are essential so please make your reservation with Cathy on 685435767

 

Live Music with Wilson Morissette: Thurs 28Oct 21:30
Hotel Helios, Paseo Cristobal 12, Alumnecar FB link 

 

Estepona Council Halloween Party: Celebrate Halloween on Sunday October 31, from 8 pm to midnight, with a party in the municipal booth at the fairground with a free party. See all the details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/24/estepona-council-will-celebrate-halloween-on-sunday-october-31/

 

VIVALDI’S Four Seasons by candlelight: Presented in Malaga Capital at the María Cristina Concert Hall on Friday November 5 with performances at 6.15pm and 8.15pm.
The four members of the Spinto string quartet will perform in the intimate surroundings of the former 15th Century Franciscan Monastery which was converted into a concert hall in 1871. Photo:fundacionunicaja.com. See all the details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/24/vivaldis-four-seasons-by-candlelight-presented-in-malaga-capital/ 

 

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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
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– 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
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
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.

 

 

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.
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:
Static caravan for sale on a popular site on the Costa del Sol, priced at €24,500. For more information and to take a 360° tour of this mobile home please click on the following link – https://www.blucee.com/index.php/property/static-caravan/
For more information please contact us at info@blucee.com
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria and now with an office in 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 detail are shown here every day. 


Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre:
-Bunk beds or can be used as 2 singles mattress size 190 x 90cms Price 50€
-Bedroom chair 35€
-4 Spanish chairs 50€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household services dot com 

 

For Sale: 2 paintings. Original oil paintings, boat painting by kenneth hammond, forest by tony cashman. each 90x50cm.
Price €250 for both
tel: sue 602882537 in Vinuela 

 

For Sale: This six bulb flower and berries feature lamp might be perfect for you. 60 x 60cm. €25 ONO.
Email: alanbath122@gmail.com
Buyer collects from Las Flores in Penoncillo 

 

For Sale, 2 sets of items:
– Dining Table and 4 Chairs. €150.00
– High quality Dining Table and chairs. This is the pic with the red cushion chairs. Cost over €5,000 when new. Will except €350.
Pamela, Torrox Costa. Contact: 633041002 

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Malaga continues to lead in the number of Covid cases in Andalusia with 85 more positives and two deaths: {Translation} Updated: 23 October, 2021 – 13:42h
-The measures have been relaxed, full capacity is back, the masks on the street have almost disappeared and there is an almost forgotten tranquillity in the air. However, the coronavirus has not gone away. The proof is in the figures that the Regional Ministry of Health and Families continues to provide on a daily basis. Malaga continues to lead the number of Covid-19 cases in Andalusia. This Saturday there are 85 new cases and two more deaths.
-The province of Malaga almost doubles in the number of new infections to the second most affected, Seville, which has 46 positive cases. It should also be noted that the outbreak recorded in Archidona prison now affects 69
-A total of 282 cases have been recorded in Andalusia, although only 12 of them have required hospitalisation in the last few hours. Malaga has four admissions in the latest balance sheet provided by the Junta de Andalucía. Currently, 173 patients confirmed with Covid-19 remain in Andalusian hospitals, of which 43 are in ICU. At the peak of February, the Andalusian centres reached 5,000 admissions.
-In Malaga hospitals, a total of 58 Covid-19 patients are receiving care and 15 of them are in intensive care units. This figure is much lower than the peak recorded in the fifth wave. Nevertheless, it remains the province with the highest burden of care due to the pandemic.
-So far and since March 2020, more than 10,500 people have passed through Malaga’s healthcare centres. This figure represents 6.7% of the total number of people infected in the province, who now total 155,475 according to the official registry. Of those hospitalised, 10% have to be treated in the ICU due to the worsening of their state of health.
-However, the worst count is the number of deaths. A total of 1,987 people have died in the province as a result of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. This is the second Andalusian province with the second highest number of deaths after Seville, which has had more than 2,300 in the last year and a half.
-In terms of the number of people recovered, 76 have been added in the last few hours in Malaga. There are now 153,668 people who have successfully overcome the disease since records began. The Regional Ministry of Health also reports the number of doses of the vaccine inoculated in Malaga. A total of 2,473,168 doses have already been administered and more than 1,269,795 have been given the full course. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-Covid-Andalucia-positivos-fallecidos_0_1622538206.html

SPAIN

La Palma Volcano Update- New Flow & Vent: {Translation} 24.10.2021 – 20:25h
-Far from subsiding, the volcano of La Palma has reached five weeks of eruption at full power on a day in which it has added a new flow and an open vent under the secondary cone from which abundant liquid lava flows, and in which earthquakes have been constant.
-In the last few hours, according to calculations by the Geological and Mining Institute (IGME), a new flow has been recorded, which is heading towards Las Manchas and is advancing at about 50 metres per hour. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4864292/0/ultimas-noticias-directo-erupcion-volcan-la-palma-cumbre-vieja-video-lava/  Click player to start video.

 

UK

UK Covid deaths soar 26% in a week as another 72 die despite cases dropping: The UK has recorded another 39,962 Covid cases in the latest 24 hour period, while deaths have risen by 72 – up by over a quarter in seven days.
It breaks a cycle of 11 consecutive days in a row where new infections remained above 40,000 across Britain amid fears of a fresh wave as winter approaches.
The figures, released this afternoon by the Department of Health, see an 11 percent case decrease compared to last Sunday (October 17) when there were 44,985 recorded.
And 57 fatalities within 28 days of a positive test, meaning a rise of 26 percent.
It is the biggest Covid death toll for a Sunday since March 7 when there were 82.
Daily hospital admissions also continue to surge with 1,080 today and 6,720 over the last week and 1,116 in seven days which works out at a 19.9 percent increase.
Yesterday, cases rose by 44,985 with a further 135 fatalities.
Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-uk-covid-deaths-soar-25288070

EUROPE

Third Country Nationals, Including Britons, Now Need to Convert Their COVID-19 Certificate Before Travelling to Switzerland:
The Swiss authorities have announced that the country will no longer recognise COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates issued by countries outside the European Union and Schengen Area, including the United Kingdom’s NHS COVID-19 App.
As such, all those who want to travel to Switzerland need to apply for a Swiss COVID Certificate. Travellers from the UK as well as all those who do not hold the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate will be eligible to obtain the Swiss COVID Certificate as long as they prove that they have been fully vaccinated against the disease with one of the EMA-approved vaccines.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/third-country-nationals-including-britons-now-need-to-convert-their-covid-19-certificate-before-travelling-to-switzerland/

SPORTS

Cricket News- In a first, Pakistan beat India in T20 World Cup: Pakistan beat India in a T20 World Cup match, as skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan lead the team to victory without a wicket’s loss.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan lead team to 10-wicket victory.
India and Pakistan have clashed a total of six times in T20 World Cups, with Men In Green winning this fixture, while the rest of the five were win by the Men In Blue. Photo:AFP. Full article: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/902812-in-a-first-pakistan-beat-india-in-t20-world-cup

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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