DigameXtra No. 2124 Tuesday, Nov. 30th, 2021

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-Monday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Jan. 1st, 2022, New Years Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Thursday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

 

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APAA Nerja Dog and Cat Charity’s Christmas Bazaar:
Sunday December 5th starting at 11 till about 4. This has now been relocated to Splash Bar and Restaurant in Frigiliana.
There will be lots of puppies there to play with and lots of Christmassy gifts and decorations for your perusal, about 20 stalls in all, please come and join us and the other vendors and create some Christmas magic of your own. All profits go to APAA-Nerja Shelter Appeal, a non-profit non-funded organisation looking after the abandoned and abused dog’s and cats in this area.
carolellul18ATgmailD0Tcom 

 

The DiveBar- Nerja: On Tuesday 30th November we will open the doors of our new Tapas Bar in Nerja. At 17.00 our doors will be opened and we serve you our amazing tapas for free (just order drinks). All evening 50% discount on your bar tab!
At 19.00 live music. Our live music will end 22.30 and we close roughly at midnight.
Our new bar has: 7 different barrelled beers; 6 more bottled beers
A large Gin station; A large dark Rum station; Wine; Cocktails
3 televisions for all sports; Nice terrace; Football table; Darts lane
Slot machine; Perfect service
Join us all on our opening night and let’s make a party!
Address: Calle Antonio Millon 2, 29780 Nerja FB link 

 

Torrox Costa Christmas Market: Dec. 3rd – 8th. Av. Esperanto.  
-This market will be inaugurated on Friday, December 3 at 6pm.
-From Dec 4 to Dec 8 it will open at 12 noon to have the whole day ahead to do shopping as well as enjoy the restaurant area with sweets and typical holiday products, live music and other kind of children’s activities. FB link 

 

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Work Wanted: Hi, I am looking for any work gardening ,house-painting and maintenance, no job too small, I charge 10€ per hour.
I have also taken on gardens, pool and house care in owners absence due to flight restrictions.
Covering Nerja to Benejarafe.Based in Velez-Malaga.
Call Kennedy on 630 792 368 or
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-White rectangular coffee table 114 x 65 x 41cms Price 30€
-Square coffee table 65 x 65 x 49cms Price 20€
-Matching sideboard 170 x 45 x 77cms Price 40€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Excellent quality dinner service. 8 dinner plates, 8 side plates, 8 bowls, 7 mugs. Bargain at 50 euros, collect Nerja.
Terry, email: nerjacodfatherATyahooD0Tco.uk 

 

For Sale: Pine Bedroom Furniture Set consisting of 5 drawer chest.
Three drawers with two smaller ones above,
measurements – height 84cm, width 94cm, depth 41.5cm,
plus pair of bedside drawers consisting of two drawers,
measurements – height 63cm, width 51.5cm, depth 32cm
Price 60 euros. Location Nerja
Contact Jane 00447910104681 whatsapp,
email: janehearn99@yahoo.co.uk 

 

For Sale: Gas heater. 30 euros, with new gas tube. Gas bottle not included. Collect in Nerja. Julia. Whatsapp or phone; 694448600. 

 

Wanted: Gas heater. Church in Nerja would like to purchase a second hand gas heater for a reasonable price (with or without gas bottle) must be in good condition. Steve, Nerja
email to: info@nlcnerja.com 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

ANEDA looking for new members: Nerja Art group ANEDA is looking for new members. From the 1st of December we will be based in a brand new work space in Calle Granada, right next to the Culture Centre in the heart of Nerja. Passersby can look in and see all the paintings and activities.
” Our aim is to promote art in the region. We organize exhibitions in and around Nerja, hold drawing and painting classes for children and adults and organise workshops” says Laura Viqueira Niel, the enthusiastic leader of the ANEDA group. “At the moment we have 36 members, young and old, national and international, painters and sculptors, who all work in different mediums, sizes and styles. A wonderful mix! We are supported by the local council.”
“ Even though ANEDA has grown steadily and we welcomed 11 new members this year, we still are looking for more members. We are all amateurs but with a passion for art. Like minded people can contact us. Everybody is welcome.”
-First exhibition in new location
The first member to exhibit in the new ANEDA home is Carmen Aros, a Chilean abstract artist. Her exhibition will be on until the end of December, followed by Nadia Ayoub who will be exhibiting until the 15th of January. Every 2 weeks another ANEDA artist will exhibit here.
-Collective exhibition in Calle Cristo
At the moment ANEDA also has an exhibition showing a few works of each member in the Sala Municipal in Calle Cristo. This exhibition gives a good overview of work by ANEDA artists. The gallery is open everyday from 11.30 until 2pm and in the evening from 5.30 to 8.30pm. The exhibition finishes on the 11th December 2021.
For more information contact Coby Bloemsma,
cobyinspain @ gmail.com (without the spaces) 

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Madrid hospital detects Spain’s first case of the Omicron variant, Portugal has 13: The microbiology service at the Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid has reported the first case of the Omicron variant of the Covid virus detected in Spain this Monday, 29 November.
The patient is a 51-year-old man who flew in from South Africa via Amsterdam on 28 November, the Madrid regional health service has confirmed.
The health authority is keeping the close contacts of the passenger on the flight to Madrid from the Dutch capital under “epidemiological surveillance”, it said.
It seemed only a matter of time before the Omicron variant would reach Spain, with 13 cases already reported in Portugal and dozens around Europe. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/madrid-hospital-detects-20211129180108-nt.html

 

Covid Spain- Incidence has increased by almost 30 points since Friday and is now close to 200 cases per 100,000: {Translation, summary} 19Nov21 6:30pm
-The incidence reaches 199.02 points after the weekend for the first time since the first week of September. This is an increase of almost thirty cases compared to Friday, figures not seen since September 3, when 198.25 cases per 1000,000 inhabitants were recorded. The curve has been declining for months, although it now seems to be gradually recovering an upward trend. Spain continues to be in the medium risk range for coronavirus infection, according to the criteria of the new COVID traffic light of the Ministry of Health.
-Navarra continues to top the list of communities with the highest incidence and this Monday recorded a rate of 571.84 points. It is followed by the Basque Country, with 446.16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; and Aragon, with 348.43 incidence points. Catalonia, with 5,179 infections; the Basque Country, with 2,442; and Andalusia, with 1,742 positives, are the regions reporting the greatest increase in infections after the weekend.
-With respect to the number of infections by coronavirus, public Health has notified 22.911 positive since Friday, while the previous Monday was registered 15.875 contagions.
– The hospital data also show an upward trend, and recorded data which has not been seen since mid-September. The percentage of occupancy of beds once again exceeded the 3% (3,05%), while the percentage of occupancy in the ICU for patients with COVID increases nearly a point with respect to the Friday (7,33%).
-Reports are 53 people have died this weekend from Covid.
Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/incidencia-roza-200-casos-sumar-22-911-nuevos-contagios-viernes_1_8536356.html

 

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía’s Covid incidence rate touches 100 and has “increased especially in vaccinated people”: A total of 883 new coronavirus infections in 48 hours have been registered in the Andalusian region this Monday, 29 November, more than the 877 on Saturday and the 782 last Monday. One death has also been reported, the same figure as on Saturday.
Junta de Andalucía’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, said that the 14-day coronavirus cumulative incidence rate has increased by 4.5 in 48 hours and it is found in 99.5 cases per every 100,000 inhabitants. It is also higher than the 71.1 last Monday and the highest figure since 13 September (102.2). He said that “the incidence has increased especially in vaccinated people, but the clinical course is not as bad as before.” Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucias-covid-incidence-20211129121303-nt.html 

 

Omicron symptoms- What to look out for as doctor says new variant completely different to Delta: Patients mostly suffered from mild muscle aches, scratchy throat and dry cough. A doctor in South Africa, one of the first persons to suspect the emergence of a different virus strain, assured that the symptoms of Omicron are “mild,” amid rising concerns over the new Covid variant. Full article:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/omicron-variant-symptoms-covid-new-b1966191.html

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia prepares to enter the Level 1, medium alert zone for Covid: {Translation, summary} Updated: 29/11/2021, 17:31
-Andalusia will see this Wednesday the territorial alert committees meet to define the health districts that will have to recover some kind of minor restrictions in response to the rise of the accumulated incidence, which on Monday saw some communities rise above 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a limit that according to the new “traffic light” would place the community in medium risk alert.
-Cordoba with 132 cases, Huelva (130), Almeria (113) and Malaga (111) exceed the regional average.
-In the case of areas that return to Level 1, these may see the return capacity and schedule limitations, according to the extraordinary BOJA of September 29.
-The greatest restrictions at Level 1 will be in the hospitality industry, which must close at two in the morning although it can admit clients until one. In the case of hospitality establishments with music, the maximum hours will be at five in the morning, with no admission of new customers or service from 4:30 hours. The number of diners at tables will be 8 indoors and increases to 10 outdoors, with a capacity of 75%. In relation to children’s recreational establishments , level 1 allows two groups of users to stay simultaneously with a maximum of 25 children each. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-prepara-para-entrar-zona-alerta-media-covid-202111291324_noticia.html 

UK

Barbados drops Queen Elizabeth II and becomes world’s newest republic: Celebrations are underway in Barbados as the Caribbean island throws off its colonial shackles to become the world’s newest republic, with an elected president as head of state.
Barbados became independent in 1966 but retained Queen Elizabeth II as sovereign. Last year Barbados announced it was replacing her with its own head of state in time for its 55th independence anniversary on 30 November 2021.
Famed for its beaches and love of cricket, Barbados will sever its final imperial links to Britain on Monday by replacing its former head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, with her current representative, Governor-General Sandra Mason.
In October, Barbados elected Mason to become its first-ever president, one year after Prime Minister Mia Mottley declared the country would “fully” leave its colonial past. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2021/11/29/barbados-drops-queen-elizabeth-ii-and-becomes-world-s-newest-republic

LOTTERY

The first prize of the National Lottery sold in El Morche: {Translation} The first prize of the National Lottery that was held last Saturday was for the number 89.494, which has been sold in the office of the receiver of the road Almeria-El Morche and is endowed with 600,000 euros to the series. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/cae-en-el-morche-el-primer-premio-de-la-loteria-nacional/ 

OTHER

Could Omicron be GOOD news?: Variant ‘might speed up end of pandemic if it causes mild illness’ as South Africa records NO hospital admissions or deaths from super strain – but scientists won’t know for at least two weeks
-It will take two weeks to determine Omicron’s impact on hospitalisations and deaths, experts warned today
-But scientists in South Africa said patients infected with the variant are young and have mild symptoms
-Doctors say symptoms include tiredness, a sore head and muscle aches and patients recover within days
-German health expert said it would be an ‘early Christmas gift’ if the new strain causes mild illness
-Scientists have warned Covid is unlikely to ever be eradicated, but will transition into a milder cold-like virus
-But WHO warned variant could change the ‘trajectory of the pandemic’ and the ‘consequences may be severe’
Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10253611/Could-Omicron-GOOD-news-Variant-speed-end-pandemic-causes-mild-illness.html

 

“Woke” Censorship Promoting Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Steps Down- ‘Finally Time For Me To Leave’: Twitter CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey has stepped down as the chief executive, the social media platform announced Monday morning, with Dorsey saying he decided to leave because Twitter is “ready to move on from its founders.” Dorsey has been replaced by Twitter technology head Parag Agrawal, the company said in a statement. By the way…$11.8 billion. That’s how much Dorsey is worth, according to a Forbes estimate. (I wouldn’t be surprised if Twitter’s own Artificial Intellegence systems identified Dorsey as the weak link. -Ed.) Photo:GETTY. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2021/11/29/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-steps-down/ 

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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
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DigameXtra No. 2123 Monday, Nov. 29th, 2021

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-Monday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Jan. 1st, 2022, New Years Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Thursday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

 

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Thank you for your support and generosity. -Ed.
Date                      Daily Tally w/ initials                                       Grand Total
Sat. 27NOV21      €40(MF)+20(S&BH)+20(JS)                       €500 🙂

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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. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices, including boxed sets.
***Trips***
November
-30th – Christmas and greeting cards, 2022 Calendars and diaries for sale at La Vega
December
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver. Some spaces still available.
-8th – Malaga Christmas Lights €8pp
-14th – Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale – ask for a price list and do pop along, doors open 12.15
-16th – Trip To Rute – visiting the Anise and chocolate factories and sampling hams, sausages and cheeses in Rute itself. €15.50pp
January
-7th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-21st – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €18,50pp – Bring your skis!
-28th – Trip to La Canada and Iceland. €15pp
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 

 

Dec. 2021 Program Schedule for Bio Beach Restaurant:
In El Morche, behind the Church, on the Paseo Maritimo.
-Wed. Dec. 8 at 11am: Speaker: David Baird will present his celebrated book Between Two Fires, a poignant account of the anti-Franco guerrilla movement in Málaga and Granada. This is the true story of what happens when humble country folk find themselves in the front line in a secret war. Leading the guerrillas against Franco’s Civil Guard was a legendary figure, Roberto, a veteran of the Civil War and the French Resistance, charismatic but doomed. David Baird is an experienced foreign correspondent, editor and photographer. After working on newspapers and magazines around the world — from London and Ottawa to Sydney and Hong Kong — he now makes his home in southern Spain. His books have been published in English, Spanish and German. (published by MaromaPress, http://www.maromapress.wordpress.com).
-Thurs. Dec.9 at 11:00am: Spanish Instruction, basic; must register.
-Wed. Dec. 15 at 10:15am U3A Annual Mtg. Must register
-Wed. Dec. 15 at Noon U3A End of Year Celebration Lunch. Must register by Dec. 9th.
-Wed. Dec. 29 at 7pm – Violin Recital with Italian virtuoso Emanuele. More details to come.
For info or registration contact: norma2kk@aol.com 

 

Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Due to circumstances, the opening hours and programmes of the Bar may vary in the coming week. Please use FB messenger to contact us to confirm activities this week. 
-Tues., Painting Workshop 10:30am
-Wed., Guitar Workshop at 3pm. 
-Fri., Macrame / Crafts Workshop 10:30am. 
-Sat., Mosaic Workshop this week, bar open 2-8pm
Open Mon-Sat, 1400 – 2200. Closed Sundays. 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 

 

 

The Weekenders: Join Rob, Miles and Debbie, Wed Dec 1st 21:00
Pop, rock, blues & maybe one or two Christmas songs!
Hotel Victoria Playa, Almunecar.
Avda. Amelia Sánchez Alcázar, s/n 18690 Almuñécar
Photo:Facebook FB link 

 

One For The Kids- Christmas Fundraiser: Rescue Animal Farm
Every Sunday until Christmas, Dec 5, 12 & 19, at 12pm
LDeducationFarm GranjaEducativa- farm rescue
This year we have decided to make our Christmas event to raise money for our rescue animals and farm.
Animal feeding, chocolate hunt, decorate Christmas tree, reindeer ride, sack race, apple bobbing, write letter to Santa.
Book asap to reserve. Limited spaces. €25 per child, €5 adults
Located in Alhaurín el Grande
Whatsapp Loren on (+34) 675222383 to book and for more info. FB link 

 

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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
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Call us : 669 665 156
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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.

  

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate- one property request, one offered:
***Digamites- we need your help in find a property for a client who is coming to Spain in December.
Cash buyer, no mortgage needed up to €500,000
Must have list: privacy, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool, lake or seaviews. Must be legal with paperwork. If you are selling a property which fits this criteria this please contact us.
***For winter, long term rental available from 1st January until 30th April 2022. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in Los Robles, Nerja. The house has a lovely living room and terrace with sea views, garden and is only €700 a month plus electricity.
Link to the property on our website https://www.blucee.com/index.php/property/house-in-nerja/
We are also taking bookings for winter 2022/2023.
Our reviews on Google and Facebook speak for themselves.
Please contact us as we are looking for more properties to list for sale.
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 details are shown in the Sponsor’s Section every day. 

 

For Sale: Dawes Bicycle, hand built all terrain. 26inch wheel. €55. Good condition. Buyer collects. Rita, Nerja
Email: rita.barba1@ntlworld.com 

 

For Sale: Electrical wall-mountable heater. Emisor térmico seco HJM Nevercold 1200W. Dry thermal emitter with aluminum front recommended for a room of 11 to 15 m² thanks to its 1,200 W of power and for an ideal use of more than 4 hours a day. It includes a double heating system to avoid wasting energy and save on energy costs. It has an electronic thermostat and LCD display. Dimensions: 76 x 54.5 x 7.5 cm (W x H x D). Weight: 12.83 kg
Used, but in mint condition, in box. New 119€ at Leroy Merlin, selling for 60€. Frauke, Nerja, WhatsApp 621209047
Email: frauke.kosterATgmxD0Tde 

 

For Sale, 2 items: items for elderly / disabled
-EZ Half Step. Anti slip , outdoor quality ,strong engineered
platform to reduce the height of a step for easy entry into house or car. Still in box. 50x 40×9 cms. €10
-High Toilet seat. Patterson Medical Savanah high toilet seat
for people up to 190 kgs. Standard size and adjustable 10 CMs extra height and easy to clean. Never used. €15
Email: judyannspain @ yahoo . com (Close gaps)
Tel. 620742393, Judy, Torrox Costa 

 

For Sale, 2 items: Reduced
-Sideboard 70€ ono. 146 cm wide x 40 cm deep x 84 cm high (76cm without legs)
-Dining table – extendable 120€ ono 140 cm x 85 cm. Leaf x 2 – 40 cm each. Overall extended length is 220
Both in excellent condition – location Niza Beach, Almayate Bajo
Gill, Mob 674248101
Email: gpk_ ambion@msn.com 

 

For Sale, 2 lots of books:
-Lot A: 2 books.
1. Elvis Presley (Unseen Archives) Marie Clayton perfect condition UK price £36. Over 400 fabulous photographs. Lovely Christmas present.
2. Elvis (Life in Photos), UK price £10.95) hard back
-Lot B: 9 books.
3. The Battle of Britain, UK price £7.99
4. The Red Line (John Nichol) UK price £20 hard back
5. Scram (Harry Benson). UK price £13.99. First hand account of helicopter war in the Falklands
6. “D” Day (Anthony Beevor), UK price £14.99
7. A Higher Call (true story) $17US UK price £12.50
8. Berlin The Downfall 1945 (Anthony Beever) UK price £15 hard back
9. Airforce Blue and Tirpitz (Patrick Bishop), UK price £25 hard back
10. National Service 50 years on large book UK price £20 hard back
11. Blackbird (a history of the untouchable spy plane) $26.95US £20 hard back
Books 1 & 2 = 7 euros
Books 3 – 11 = Selling for 22 euros. Will split.
Courtney, Tel 952550268 Caleta de Velez (Near ALDI)
Email: courtney_laineATyahooDOTcoDOTuk

 

Wanted: Watch collector looking for any vintage or other Swiss made wrist watches, all makes. Please send photos and price to Ernie on whatsapp 616812765
Or email: ernestiznateAThotmailD0TcoD0Tuk

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Sliding Window Drafts: Is there anyone out there who can fix sliding patio type windows, in the bedroom, letting in drafts, if you can, or know someone who can, please contact 622480546, I am in Colmenar. Kathryn. Thank you.

 

Thank You: Just to let you know that from my post on DigameXtra regarding a food processor, I had 3 offers. The magic of DigameXtra is a positive thing. So I would like to thank Sigrid and Judith for their kind offers but I have accepted an offer from Bill and Sheila who, subject to a discussion with their friends David and Ian, offered me their Magimix food processor, free of charge.
This was overwhelmingly generous as these machines are expensive. I am blown away with their kindness.
So thank you so very much, Bill, Sheila, David and Ian.
As you know the Phoenix club supports local charities such as La Cruz Roja and every year (usually) we make a cash donation to them. Our home bake sales raise much needed funds for this and other causes we support, so thank you for that too. So this gift will be much loved and used.
And thanks to the magic of Naythan and DigameXtra!
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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia increases incidence to 95, adds 877 new cases and one death: {Translation, summary} 27/11/2021 12:10
-Andalusia recorded this Saturday, November 27, a total of 877 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, less than on Friday (1,045) but more than last Saturday (741), and adds one new death, the lowest figure since Wednesday also one.
-The daily report of the Junta de Andalucía, indicates that the incidence in 14 days increases 4.9 points in 24 hours and is at 95 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, also higher than the 65.7 of the same day last week. This is the highest figure since September 14 (98.6).
-With respect to the provincialized data, Seville is the province with the most positives with 232, followed by Malaga with 197, Cadiz with 97, Cordoba with 94, Almeria with 89, Jaen with 69, Huelva with 52, and Granada with 47.
-Andalusia recorded this Saturday 27 a rise of nine hospitalized by Covid-19 compared to Friday to stand at a total of 265, representing an increase of 59 in the comparative interweekly, while patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) up by one to 48, eight more than last week.
-Malaga is the province with more hospitalized with 81 and 16 ICU patients, followed by Seville with 38 and five in ICU, Jaen with 28 and four in ICU, Huelva with 27 and two in ICU, Almeria with 24 and nine in ICU, Cadiz with 22 and three in ICU, Cordoba with 23 and six in ICU, and Granada with 22 and three in ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

SPAIN

Spain bans non-vaccinated Britons: Only fully-vaccinated British tourists will be admitted to Spain from Wednesday as countries around the world tighten border restrictions amid concern at the new Omicron coronavirus variant.
Until now, Britons could enter Spain by showing a negative PCR test result taken up to 72 hours before arriving, but from 1 December they will also need proof of a Covid-19 vaccination.
A spokeswoman for Spain’s Industry, Trade and Tourism said the move would not affect the estimated 300,000 Brits with residency in Spain. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/covid-omicron-spain-pcr-israel-border-b1965418.html
Reader Susana wrote in to suggest this website as a good source of info regarding travel between UK and Spain: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements

 

Electricity will cost 215 euros/MWh on Monday, almost 14 euros more than on Sunday: {Translation}
-The price of electricity in the wholesale market (pool) has been set for Monday, November 29, at 215 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), which represents an increase of almost 14 euros compared to the price set for this Sunday (201.42 euros).
-In the comparison with last Monday, the 22nd, the price of electricity for tomorrow is 9% lower (236.51 euros/MWh), but more than double the price recorded on the first Monday of November, the 1st (91.20 euros/MWh).
-Tomorrow’s price will again surpass the 200 euros/MWh barrier for the twelfth consecutive day and marks the second Monday with the most expensive electricity in November after the 22nd (236.51 euros/MWh).
-So far this month, the price of electricity averages 190.63 euros/MWh, 10 euros below October (200.06 euros/MWh), the most expensive month in history to date, and 34.5 euros above September (156.15 euros/MWh).
-Monday’s light price exceeds by more than four times that of the same day last year, when it was paid at 45.44 euros/MWh (November 29, 2020 was Sunday).
-According to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMIE), the maximum price will be recorded between 20:00 and 21:00, at 290 euros/MWh; while the minimum will mark 99.94 euros/MWh at 04:00.
-The prices registered in the wholesale market have a direct impact on the regulated tariff or PVPC, to which almost 11 million consumers in Spain are subscribed, and serves as a reference for the other 17 million who contract their supply in the free market.
-As for some of the European countries, in the United Kingdom the megawatt hour will be paid tomorrow at an average of 323.67 pounds (381.47 euros); in Italy, at 287.01 euros; in France, at 301.12 euros; in Germany, at 265.96 euros; and in Portugal, at the same price as in Spain when sharing the market. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/economia/luz-costara-lunes-eurosMWh-euros-domingo_0_1633337344.html

MALAGA

Forest fire next to the village of Maro: {Translation, summary}
The fire started just after 11.00 hours Sunday on a farm in the ravine of La Caleta and the strong wind had extended into the cliffs, affecting crops of avocados, custard apples, and greenhouses.
Most of its neighbors have left their homes, alerted by the huge flames and smoke. In fact, the flames were barely 200 meters from the houses. To the scene have moved quickly troops of the Provincial Fire Consortium of Nerja and the regional park of Velez-Malaga, Civil Guard and Civil Protection, in addition to the device against fires of the Junta de Andalucía, the Plan Infoca. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/declarado-un-incendio-forestal-junto-al-casco-urbano-de-maro/ 

 

Earthquake recorded in Benalmádena felt along the Costa del Sol:
A 4.1-intensity earthquake has been recorded in Benalmádena this Sunday evening at a depth of 60 kilometres.
The tremor, which occurred at 8.47pm, according to the National Geographic Institute, was also felt at different points along the Costa del Sol, including Mijas and Fuengirola as well as Malaga city.
No consequences have been reported due to the depth of the movement, at 60 kilometres.
This is the second earthquake recorded this weekend in the area, after a 2.1-magnitude tremor was detected in Torremolinos on Friday at a depth of 90 kilometres. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/benalmadena-torremolinos/earthquake-recorded-benalmadena-20211128215140-nt.html

UK

Third person infected with Omicron coronavirus variant identified in UK: This is the third Omicron case to be detected in the UK after the health secretary announced two others on Saturday.
Sajid Javid said there would also be targeted testing in the areas where the first two cases were found – in Brentwood, Essex, and in Nottingham. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-third-person-infected-with-omicron-coronavirus-variant-identified-in-uk-12481556

EUROPE

Thirteen cases detected in Netherlands as Omicron variant spreads:
The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with 13 cases found in the Netherlands and two each in Denmark and Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/new-coronavirus-variant-omicron-keeps-spreading-australia-detects-cases-2021-11-28/

 

Switzerland effectively bans British tourists amid Omicron concerns:
Switzerland has effectively banned British tourists after it added the UK to its quarantine list. It means that Britons entering the country must produce a negative Covid test and quarantine for 10 days if they travel Switzerland.
Swiss authorities have widened quarantine restrictions to travellers from Britain, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Egypt and Malawi, in a bid to contain the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Two cases of the new variant were confirmed in Nottingham and Essex on Saturday.
Full article: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/swizterland-travel-ban-british-tourists-omicron-b968722.html

SPORTS

Tennis News- Italy reach last eight in Davis Cup Finals, wins for Russia and Britain: Favourites Russia Tennis Federation opened their Davis Cup Finals campaign with a resounding victory over Ecuador, Britain began with a win against France and Italy eased into the quarter-finals with a win over Colombia on Saturday.
But 28-time champions Australia are facing almost certain elimination despite beating Hungary 2-1. Photo:REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/britain-beat-france-australian-de-minaur-wins-davis-cup-2021-11-27/

OTHER

Extremely strong magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru: The earthquake took place at 5:52 a.m. Sunday local time (5:52 a.m. ET). While it was extremely strong, it was relatively deep — measured at 112 kilometers — which usually reduces damage and casualties. Full article: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latin-america/extremely-strong-magnitude-75-earthquake-hits-northern-peru-rcna6865 

 

DoctorLaptop’s Tips #95
What Windows 10 & 11 Users Need To Know About Anti-Virus Programs and Apps: {By DoctorLaptop}
-You need to have some type of protection from malware and trackers.
-New anti-virus software is designed for newer machines. The industry expects people to replace their computers every 3 to 5 years. They are not really interested in supporting older machines for individual users; that takes a lot more effort, when their target customers are businesses that buy thousands of copies at a time for newer computers.
-If your computer is under 3 years old with at least 8Gb of RAM you can use whatever anti-virus you choose and it should not effect your computer performance much. Your up-to-date processor should be able to accommodate most anti-virus programs. You don’t need to read the rest of this unless you believe your computer is slower than it should be.
-If your computer is more than 3 years old, or has less than 8Gb of RAM, please continue reading.
-Windows 10 & 11 both have Windows Defender Antivirus pre-installed. This is sufficient for most users. Windows Defender Antivirus ranks in the top 5 of most lists of FREE anti-virus program malware detection ratings by independent analysts. (ref: https://www.neowin.net/news/av-test-confirms-windows-defender-is-amongst-the-very-finest-antiviruses-you-get-in-2021/).
-All anti-virus programs slow your device. For this reason you do not want a bloated third-party program, loaded with features that you will never use, yet still run in the background, slowing the computer and popping up ads and pointless messages. Windows Defender has the least of these annoyances. 
-The main reason to use a 3rd party anti-virus program is if you do on-line banking  and/or on-line purchases frequently. In that case you may want better protection than Windows Defender, but you will need to pay to get something better than what you already have, and it will slow your overall performance. The two I recommend, that have the best detection rates and the least effect on performance are (not affiliate links)
Kaperski Internet Security: https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/internet-security
Bitdefender Internet Security: https://www.bitdefender.co.uk/solutions/
-If you have more than one 3rd party anti-virus installed (not including Windows Defender) they will block each other from working correctly. If you have a third party anti-virus program, and you remove it, Windows Defender will resume protecting your computer when you restart the device.
-If you have a 3rd party anti-virus installed, you must completely uninstall it before you change to another. This is now a 2 step process. Previously you could simply use the Windows uninstaller in Settings to remove anti-virus programs, but that is no longer the case. Now, after you do the uninstall, you need to go to the website of that anti-virus program, and download their uninstaller clean-up tool. Even if the website says it is only necessary to use the tool for failed uninstalls, use it anyway! It cleans up left behind registry entries that CCleaner or similar registry cleaners cannot access. These registry spaces need to be empty for the next anti-virus program to install properly. The tool names vary from brand to brand, and some brands make finding the uninstall clean-up tool hard to find; if you can’t find it, email me and I will email it to you in an attachment. Pay attention while using this tool, and closely look at every option before proceeding, you do NOT want to just click thru this!
-Be careful if using the “Norton Remove and Reinstall Tool”, as it will try to trick you into reinstalling Norton as part of the cleanup. Do not click a button labelled “Remove & Reinstall”, there is another option to just uninstall below that button.
-When setting up a new Windows computer you will often see McAfee has been preinstalled. Actually, that is only the install app for McAfee, not the program it’s self. If you don’t want McAfee installed, uninstall this installer app. As long as you never run that app, you can uninstall it without the need to use the uninstall clean up tool.
Uninstaller Links, safe to download, from Majorgeeks.com:
McAfee- https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/mcafee_consumer_product_removal_tool.htmlloc/SupportTools/MCPR/MCPR.exe
Norton- https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/norton_removal_tool.html
AVG- https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/avg_remover.html
Avast-
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/avast_software_uninstall_utility.html
Avira-
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/avira_registry_cleaner.html
-By DoctorLaptop, 29Nov21. doctorlaptop@protonmail.com

 

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Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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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 
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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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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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DigameXtra Travel Alert, 28 November 2021- Spain tightens travel restrictions due to the Omicron covid variant

Here is the latest info as of  10:45am Sunday. There will be updated info in Monday’s Issue of DigameXtra. -Ed.

-Passengers from the United Kingdom will only be able to enter Spain if they present a vaccination certificate, and not with a negative Covid-19 diagnostic test or having overcome the disease, as was previously the case.
-Until now, passengers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had an exemption that will be abolished as of Wednesday (1 December) with the modification of Order INT / 657/2020, published this Saturday in the BOE Official State Gazette.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spain-introduces-international-20211127143733-nt.html

DigameXtra No. 2122 Saturday, Nov. 27th, 2021

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Live-Music and Open Mic with Bernd Bernado: Saturday, 27 Nov. from 9 pm. Bea`s Postamt, Av. Europa BLQ 80, Torrox Costa.
https://www.beas-postamt.de/ 

 

Isabel Pantoja Tribute Concert: Sat 4Dec 8:30pm
Feroche Beach Bar, Torrox Costa Beach. Res- 658 145 950 FB link

 

The White Rose Fuengirola: The Boliches Brothers, Sun 28Nov
Live Music & Lovely food. Come earlier for more fun and enjoy this beautiful Sunday in our lovely sunny terrace
Doors opening at 12.00, music at 2:30pm
Puerto Deportivo 54, 29640 Fuengirola FB link 

 

Figure skating tournament Today in Torrox: {Translation} Figure skating, one of the sports with many fans in Torrox, will be the focus throughout the day this Saturday, November 27. The Provincial Trophy event will be held in the Municipal Sports Pavilion from 09.30 am to 20.30 pm. (Sorry for low quality poster. -Ed.) Source: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/deportes/trofeo-provincial-patinaje-artistico-disputa-sabado-torrox/20211126141029044910.html 

 

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals:
Spain To UK To Spain Fortnightly Runs Spain to UK and Up to 4 weeks free Storage. Spain or UK
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Dedicated Delivery Personal Service Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.tonyroamremovals.com
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick, Torrox, at: CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425
englishnurse@rocketmail.com 
www.englishnurse.net 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing.
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please contact us to find out more or to order:
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102.
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @moonetteskincare
Google – please search ‘Moonette’ to get to our page.
Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
Homepage- www.moonette.es 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
Beautiful wine rack 12 bottles Natural & yute waxed finish Measurements 73 x 34 x 113cms. Price 125€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre .com 

 

For Sale: Telescope; Orion Star Max 90 (10022e). Perfect condition / unused / unmarked.
Specifications:
Best for viewing- Lunar & planetary
User level- Beginner/intermediate
Optical design- Maksutov – Cassegrain
Optical diameter- 90mm; Focal length- 1250mm; Focal ratio- f/13.9
Eyepieces- 3-Element 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25″)
Magnification (Included)- 50x, 125x; Resolving power- 1.29arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification- 13x; Highest useful magnification- 180x
Limiting stellar magnitude- 12.5; Mount type- Altazimuth
Weight, fully assembled- 6.5 lbs.
Complete with; EZ finder II reflex sight, 90·star diagonal, 10mm & 25mm eyepieces, threaded adapter for tripod attachment, moon filter, table top mount adapter, Philips moon map, Philips stargazing book, heavy duty photographic tripod, 14 page instruction manual.
Ideal for viewing; Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Global Clusters, Nebulas ETC.
Value new over 300 Euros, sell for 150 Euros.
Buyer collects; Stuart, Caleta De Velez. Mobile; 609592766 Email; stuartlincombe@yahoo.co.uk 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
– TV unit 50 x 104 x 86. 60 €
-coffee table 70 x 70 x 25. 50€
-Bookcase 37 x 55 x 164. 70€
Good quality good condition. Mandy, Frigiliana
email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com 680739577 

 

For Sale: (reduced) Circular saw Brand: Ratio. Model: PSC190D1 with case. Perfect condition hardly used. Cost 140€. Selling for 50€
Buyer collects.Tel: 669094359 Anders, Nerja 

 

Wanted: Bicycle. Hello. I am looking for a mountainbike -second hand- in good condition. I am not tall around 1.60 so if you have one that you don’t use anymore let me know. Picture please. We live at Chilches Costa. Brigitte
Email: benfkampers@gmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Covid Travel Questions: Hello, I wonder if anyone out there can help me please. We are going to the UK for Christmas and have been told we cannot take presents for our grandchildren as they have to be declared and duty paid on them. Is this correct?
Also, we got a certificate off our doctor for the two covid jabs but cannot get one for the booster, could anyone please tell us how to obtain this certificate. Many thanks, Harry, Malaga.
h.george38@outlook.com

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Situation in EU Worse Than Ever, as Commission Proposes New Travel Rules: According to the latest update of maps that have been published in support of the Council’s Recommendation on a coordinated approach regarding the travel rules, all EU Member States have identified increased infection rates over the last seven days.
For this reason, ECDC has suggested that everyone, especially unvaccinated and unrecovered persons, refrain from taking any non-essential trips at the moment
The figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown that out of all Member States, Poland, the Netherlands, Czechia, and Belgium have reported the highest infection rates. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/covid-19-situation-in-eu-worse-than-ever-as-commission-proposes-new-travel-rules/ 

SPAIN

Covid passports in Spain- A region-by-region breakdown of where they are required, and for which activities: Six of the country’s territories have been granted permission from the courts for the document to be presented for access to places such as bars, nightclubs and hospitals. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-11-26/covid-passports-in-spain-a-region-by-region-breakdown-of-where-they-are-required-and-for-which-activities.html

 

Huge lava flow from new fissure on La Palma volcano: A new fissure has opened up today, Thursday, November 25, on the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma. This news was announced by Involcan, the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute, on their official Twitter account at around 5.15 local Canarian time.
This new opening is located to the south of the volcano’s main core, and according to Involcan, is already emitting a large volume of lava. It is thought this new opening could well lead to more fissures opening up. The new stream is flowing at around 600m/hour, and unfortunately is heading in the direction of more of the island’s infrastructure.
Its rapid flow has already buried Las Manchas cemetery this afternoon, and destroyed another 40 properties including farmhouses and their surrounding farmland. The photovoltaic plant is also under threat, as the stream destroys everything in its way. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/11/25/huge-lava-flow-from-new-fissure-on-la-palma-volcano/ 

ANDALUCIA

Junta asks approval to make ‘Covid passport’ mandatory to access health and social care centres: The Junta de Andalucía has decided to ask the region’s top court, the TSJA, to make it mandatory that Covid vaccination certificate must be presented to access health and social care centres (care homes for the elderly). Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/junta-asks-regions-20211126135448-nt.html

EUROPE

Unvaccinated EU Nationals to Face Harsher Travel Restrictions From January 10, 2022: Unveiling a recommendation to update the rules on coordination of safe and free movement in the EU amid COVID-19, the EU Commission has also proposed to change the way countries are categorised under the traffic light map from January 10, 2022. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/unvaccinated-eu-nationals-to-face-harsher-travel-restrictions-from-january-10-2022/

LOTTERY

EuroMillions: The winning combination in the draw of Euromillions of Friday, November 26, 2021 corresponds to the one formed by the following numbers: 01, 20, 41, 42 and 50 and the stars 03 and 07. The Million code has been the VGR04961. Source: https://spainsnews.com/euromillions-results-of-the-draw-for-friday-november-26-2021/

SPORTS

Tennis News- The Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals will take place across three cities on 25 November – 5 December in 2021:
Madrid, Innsbruck and Turin will each host two of the six groups, with Madrid staging two quarter-finals, and Innsbruck and Turin one quarter-final each. The Spanish capital will also host the semi-finals and final.
The Finals will feature 18 teams:
– 12 qualifiers – Australia, Austria, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Sweden and USA
– The previous year’s four semi-finalists – Spain, Canada, Great Britain and Russian Tennis Federation
– Two wild card nations – France and Serbia
The 18 teams will compete in six round-robin groups of three teams. The six group winners plus the two second-placed teams with the best records based on sets and games won will qualify for the quarter-finals.
The Davis Cup champions will be crowned after the completion of the knockout phase.
The two finalists will automatically qualify for the 2022 Finals. The teams finishing 3rd-18th will take part in the 2022 Qualifiers. Two nations from the Qualifiers will continue to be eligible for wild cards into the Finals. Full article and game results: https://www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/finals/2021.aspx 

 

Football News- World Cup 2022 play-offs draw: Wales and Scotland on collision course for spot in Qatar, plus fixture dates: Scotland and Wales could collide for a place in next year’s World Cup, while the outcome of Friday’s play-off draw also means one of Italy or Portugal will fail to reach the finals in Qatar.
Scotland will host Ukraine in their play-off semi-final in March, with Wales at home against Austria.
Should both home nations win then they will meet in Wales, with a place at the World Cup on the line. Full article: https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2022-playoff-draw-wales-scotland-semi-finals-dates-fixtures-1321808

 

Golf News- Europe’s top golfers are in Marbella for the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open: Marbella is the European epicentre of golf this weekend as the final leg of the Ladies European Tour: the Andalusia Costa del Sol Open is being held until Sunday at Los Naranjos golf club.
The prestigious event brings together 72 players, the 64 best in the Race to Costa del Sol (the name given to this year’s Tour) and eight invited by the organisation.
On Thursday, Ana Peláez, Noemí Jiménez and Laura Gómez, three local players from Malaga province, starred together in the first game of the morning, at 10.30 am. As forecasts predicted, the most outstanding of the three was Ana Peláez, 24. She gained a great -1 (71 strokes), with her highlight being on hole 17, which she finished in only two swings. Photo:JOSELE. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/first-andalucia-costa-20211126121928-nt.html 

OTHER

New COVID variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off: The discovery of a new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm on Friday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered their biggest falls in more than a year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Omicron may spread more quickly than other forms, and preliminary evidence suggested there is an increased risk of reinfection.
Epidemiologists warned travel curbs may be too late to stop Omicron from circulating globally. The new mutations were first discovered in South Africa and have since been detected in Belgium, Botswana, Israel and Hong Kong. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/japan-tighten-border-controls-s-africa-others-new-virus-variant-jiji-2021-11-26/

 

Dow tumbles 900 points for worst day of year on fears of new Covid variant, S&P 500 drops 2%: U.S. stocks dropped sharply on Friday as a new Covid variant found in South Africa triggered a global shift away from risk assets.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 905.04 points, or 2.53%, for its worst day of the year, closing at 34,899.34. The S&P 500 lost 2.27% to close at 4,594.62, while the Nasdaq Composite slipped 2.23% to finish at 15,491.66. The Dow was down more than 1,000 points at session lows. Full article: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/26/stock-futures-open-to-close-market-news.html

 

In the quantum world, time does not flow as it does in the classical:
Time always advances forward, at least in the classical world, but it is a statement that does not have to be true in the quantum world, where the border between forward and backward may be blurred according to a study published today by Communications Physics. A team of researchers from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain), Bristol (UK) and Vienna have shown how quantum systems can evolve simultaneously along two opposite temporal arrows, both forwards and backwards in time. The study requires rethinking how the flow of time is understood and represented in contexts where quantum laws play a crucial role. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/in-the-quantum-world-time-does-not-flow-as-it-does-in-the-classical/

 

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/

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.

 

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 

 

The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

 

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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

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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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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/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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Chilled Bandits at El Pilon: We will be playing a set of relaxed Sunday afternoon songs on Sunday 28 November from 3.00pm – 5.00pm at Restaurante El Pilon, Competa. To reserve your table call 687 029 147. 

 

La Carpinteria Bar: Nov 28- Sweet Sundays – Latin Party
Open at 15.00h
17.00h – 18.00h: Free salsa & bachata class
18.00h: Fiesta Latina & Animación, Yourien “El Cubano” y Laura
Sweets, Tarts, Cakes: Dolce Marlo
Av de la Constitucion 14, Competa FB link 

 

Skateboard event in Rincon de la Victoria: Saturday, December 4, Rincon de la Victoria will host the biggest Skateboard event on the Costa del Sol. The event will be hosted at the SkatePark in Huerta Julián.
There will be different categories including those under 16 years of age, one for women and another for the over 40s.
Registration is free and can be made in advance through the following social networks and email: Instagram in DM, @rinconattack, or the web http://www.rinconattack.com
Similarly, there will be collaborating establishments where registrations can also be made: Todo Santos and Copyrap Rincón.
For all those who do not register in advance, registration will also be available at the event itself from 11.00 am. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/11/23/biggest-skateboard-event-on-the-costa-del-sol/ 

 

Ten Day Weather forecast from https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/es/torrox

 

 

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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. New Winter Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 6:30pm 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/

 

 

Malagalingo Spanish School: Spend Christmas with us!
Our school is open every day during the holidays in our OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea that you can see in the photo below.
We only close on the 6th of January.
And if you are going abroad you can follow our online lessons.
FREE Trial Lesson for everyone, no commitment.
We are look forward to seeing you!!!
Malagalingo Spanish School
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo ; www.malagalingo.com 

 

Casa Magel Is Now Closed: Thank you to all the lovely guests that have been to stay with us over the last 5 years. Casa Magel has closed, we will be reopening in a different venue, still in the same area but it will be a different experience, we hope to be open again in the spring and will announce it on DigameXtra.
Thanks again to everyone and to Naythan for giving us Digamextra. Hasta luego.
Maggie & Elio, Valle De Abdalajis, casamagel@yahoo.com

 

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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.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Castilian Spanish dresser beautiful solid top painted with chalk paint & waxed Measurements 112 x 36 x 195cms Price 245€
-Stunning upcyled Ottoman Measurements 96 x 47 x 41cms Price 110€ Matching chair 45€
-2 Good quality Ekon mattresses bought From beds in nerja less 6 months old cost over 500€ will except 175€ for the pair. Size 200 x 90cms
contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Fire Guard, Fire Tools & Stand. Fire Guard 78cm Wide, 65cm High
Fire Tools Stand 70cm High. €45
-Bosch Upright Vacuum Cleaner BBHL2 With charger. 35€
Both are in very good condition. Buyer collects.
Tel: 669094359 Anders, Nerja. 

 

For Sale: Storage bed and mattress. Beige storage bed and Viscose Gold, Viscoelastíca Mattress 105 x 200 x D 25
Total height of bed and mattress together is 60cm
Price €100. Buyer to collect. Contact Pam / Torrox
email: pamhalmstad@gmail.com or 711006237 

 

For Sale: Unisex gold chain. This could be the answer to a difficult Xmas present! This has never been worn comes with the original box and unopened cleaning cloth. Needless to say mint condition. More photos on request.
Cost £180. Now only €105. Contact John, 646857775. Iznate. 

 

Wanted: Food processor. Good morning folks – does anyone have a foodprocessor they no longer use at a reasonable price? My Magimix is old, given up the ghost and I can’t get any spares for it. I am committed to making pies and cakes for our December sale so am stuck. Fingers crossed that someone can help, please!
Contact Gail, in Sayalonga, 951067723 or whatsapp 626370695 – can travel locally or can pick u[p at Algarrobo Lidl or Eroski.

 

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía records its highest Covid incidence rate since mid-September: The Andalucía region has this Thursday, 25 November, registered a total of 983 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, more than the 737 last Thursday and the higher number since mid-September. Two more coronavirus deaths have also been reported. The two coronavirus deaths were recorded in Huelva and Malaga.
-The daily data provided by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), shows that the 14-day cumulative incidence rate in the region has increased by 6.2 in a day and the disease is found in 83 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and also higher than the 56.4 on the same day last week. It is the highest figure since 16 September (83.5).
-The 983 infections notified this Thursday follow the 783 on Wednesday, 425 on Tuesday, 782 on Monday and Sunday, 741 on Saturday, 718 on Friday and the 737 last Thursday.
-Seville is the province with the most positives with 244, followed by Malaga with 234, Cadiz (133), Cordoba (107), Almeria (82), Huelva (67) and Jaén and Granada, each with 58.
-There has been a drop of nine people hospitalised for Covid-19 compared to Wednesday to make a total of 257, which represents an increase of 51 in the inter-weekly comparison, while the number of patients admitted to an intensive care unit has dropped by three to 47, ten more than last week. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-records-highest-20211125131809-nt.html

 

Covid Spain- Health Ministry notifies 9,258 new cases of coronavirus, 27 deaths and incidence rises to 160 points:
{Translation} 25/11/2021 21:17
– The Ministry of Health has registered this Thursday, with data provided by the autonomous communities 9,258 new cases of coronavirus, of which 5,541 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to 6,315 on the same day last week, bringing to 5,121,100 the total number of people infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
-Regarding the current average incidence of infections in Spain in the last 14 days, the report shows that it continues to increase, standing at 160.15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the 148 reported on Wednesday by the department headed by Carolina Darias.
-As for deaths from Covid-19, 27 more have been reported, of which 93 have been recorded in the last week. This brings the overall death toll from coronavirus in Spain to 87,931 people.
-Currently, there are 3,273 patients admitted for Covid-19 throughout Spain and 571 in an ICU, although in the last 24 hours there have been 470 admissions and 347 discharges. The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 2.63 percent and in ICUs at 6.22 percent.
-Between November 15 and 21, the autonomous communities performed 748,191 diagnostic tests, of which 461,058 were PCR and 287,133 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 1,591.01.
-Meanwhile, the positivity rate stands at 5.80 percent. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that this figure should be below 5 percent to consider the spread of the virus as ‘controlled’.
Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/salud-investigacion/noticia-sanidad-notifica-9258-nuevos-casos-coronavirus-27-muertes-incidencia-sube-160-puntos-20211125211701.html

 

Slovakia Becomes Second EU Country to Enter Lockdown Due to High Infection Rates: The Slovak government has announced a 90-day state of emergency and ordered two weeks of a national lockdown as the number of positive cases with COVID-19 in the country spiked up. During the two-week lockdown, Slovaks will be able to leave their homes only for essential reasons such as getting groceries, medication, travelling to work and school or getting vaccinated. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/slovakia-becomes-second-eu-country-to-enter-lockdown-due-to-high-infection-rates/

SPAIN

New DGT device that detects drivers braking before speed cameras:
Many drivers who know where a speed camera, or radar device is installed, are in the habit of braking a short distance before reaching it, and then accelerating away after passing it. These days, according to the DGT, are numbered, thanks to a new device they will roll out on the road system. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/11/25/new-dgt-device-that-detects-drivers-braking-before-speed-cameras/

UK

UK Nationals Who Fail to Meet 90-Day Stay Limit in France Are Warned They’ll Be Fined: In addition, British travel bosses have warned that Brits travelling to the EU may face long border queues starting from next year due to the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIA) and the Entry-Exit System (EES), which are expected to be effective by mid-2022. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/uk-nationals-who-fail-to-meet-90-day-stay-limit-in-france-are-warned-theyll-be-fined/

 

The UK Will Finally Officially Recognize Octopuses And Crabs as Sentient Beings: The update to the Animal Welfare Sentience Bill, which would see decapods and cephalopods protected alongside all back-boned animals from frogs to dogs, follows a review of over 300 scientific studies by the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Cephalopods have clearly demonstrated their incredible intelligence. Cuttlefish, for example, can pass cognitive tests designed for human children, while octopuses can recognize individual humans, remember how to solve puzzles they’ve encountered before, and they’re notorious escape artists too. They also emotionally feel pain, and when trapped in environments that lack stimulation, they grow frustrated and bored just like we do. They may even be able to dream.
While not as famously as the octopus, crabs have also demonstrated an ability to learn via association too. They can learn to navigate complex mazes and recognize and remember a fake seagull isn’t a threat. They also experience pain, demonstrate protective and learning behaviors to avoid it, and suffer stress from excessive noise. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.sciencealert.com/uk-parliament-has-officially-recognized-octopus-and-crabs-have-been-recognized-as-sentient-beings 

 


EUROPE

Portuguese Government returns to the state of emergency & has decreed a week of “containment”: {Translation}
-The Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, announced Thursday that the country will return to a state of health emergency as of December 1, as a result of the significant increase in new infections and with an incidence that already stands at 251 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
-Costa’s announcement once again brings with it the obligation to wear masks in closed spaces, to present vaccination certificates or negative tests for coronavirus in order to access bars, restaurants, leisure spaces and sporting events, in addition to the control of air borders where the health pass must be presented.
-The Government of Portugal has decreed a “week of containment” of contacts between January 2 and 9 in which teleworking will be mandatory and in which bars and nightclubs will be closed. Schools will start on January 10. “If there is one thing we have to avoid, it is to have a January 2022 that resembles the tragic January 2021,” said Prime Minister António Costa.
-In addition, from December 1, face masks will again be mandatory in enclosed spaces and without exception; the digital certificate will be mandatory to enter restaurants, hotels, gyms and other events. It will also be necessary to present a negative test – also in the case of vaccinated persons – for visits to residences, inpatients, large events without designated seating, sports venues, discotheques and bars.
-Portugal will require from December 1 a negative test for all passengers entering the country by air, even if they have a vaccination certificate, and will toughen penalties for airlines that allow people to board without a test.
-The prime minister has pointed out that the situation has worsened since last September 29, when some restrictions were lifted. “We have been above the red line of more than 240 cases per 100,000 population for three days now.” Sources, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/ultima-hora-coronavirus-actualidad-politica-25-noviembre_6_8523374_1081603.html
https://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-portugal-supera-segundo-dia-consecutivo-3000-casos-covid-19-20211125162117.html

 

EU Commission Unveils Plans to Make Vaccination Passports Valid for Only 9 Months: “The nine-month period takes into account the guidance of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on the administration of booster doses as of six months, and provides for an additional period of three months to ensure that national vaccination campaigns can adjust and citizens can have access to boosters,” the Commission recommends. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/official-eu-commission-unveils-plans-to-make-vaccination-passports-valid-for-only-9-months/

OTHER

New Covid Variant Identified In South Africa, to be put on England’s travel red list: The variant, which was identified on Tuesday, initially sparked concern because it carries an “extremely high number” of mutations meaning that the spike protein now looks dramatically different from the version that vaccines were designed to target. The latest data, presented by South African scientists on Thursday, revealed that the variant also appears to be more transmissible and is already present in provinces throughout the country. Another case has been reported in Hong Kong, in a traveler who had recently returned from South Africa.
The World Health Organization said it was “closely monitoring” the reported variant and was expected to convene a technical meeting on Friday to determine if it should be designated a variant of “interest” or of “concern”. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/25/scientists-call-for-travel-code-red-over-covid-variant-found-in-southern-africa

 

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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/

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.

 

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 

 

The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

 

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DigameXtra No. 2120 Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 2021

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The Dúo Blous in concert: {Translation} Friday Nov 26th, 8pm
Civic Center of La Herradura, in the “Diego Martinez” auditorium.
In this first concert that opens the cycle will star Jesús Segura (viola and violin) and Pablo Segura (piano) who will perform, among other compositions, works by R. Schumann, J. Massanet, E. Morricone, Manuel de Falla or C. Maria Von Weber
Advance tickets can be purchased at Librería Páramo (La Herradura), by phone 643180584 and at the box office on the day of the concert. Price 10 euros. Source: https://diariosexitano.com/2021/11/22/el-duo-blous-se-presenta-en-concierto-este-viernes-en-el-centro-civico-de-la-herradura/ 

 

Roots, Reggae & Dub Night: Friday 10Dec, 8pm-2pm.
2 Systems! Dubstral SoundSystem & Label + Dub Valle Hifi
Sala La Petite, C/ Londres 9, Armilla, Granada
Metro: Fernando de los Rios A. €5 adv tix, space limited
Info & Tickets: https://rastatickets.es/en/events/dub-corner-gr-dub-valle-meets-dubstral-soundsystem-meeting 

 

Costa Del Rock Fest VI: Sat., 8 January 2022, 7:30pm
Torremolinos Auditorium
Party with DefConDos and 4 more Malagueñas bands- Inxight + Star black + Abxenta + Steel Demon
Info & tix: https://www.wegow.com/es-es/festivales/vi-costa-del-rock-fest 

 

Teatro del Carmen Vélez-Málaga reopens its doors in December with entertainment for all ages: {Translation, summary}
-2, 3 and 4 December, the Teatro del Carmen will host the IV Festival of puppet City of Velez-Malaga
-7th of December the Christmas Concert of the Band of Bugles and Drums of the Brotherhood of Charity
-8th of December the Christmas Concert of the Banda de Las Golondrinas.
Both concerts are free with donation of two kilos of food or personal hygiene products.
-12th of December, the children’s musical ‘Un poco loco’ (‘A little crazy’) Tribute to Coco. Tickets can be purchased at the department of Culture at a price of 5 euros.
-15 and 16 of December will take place the action holiday of the Municipal School of Music and Dance, interested parties may attend for free by invitation.
-17 of December, the Dance Academy of Elsa and Antonio Guerra has organized the performance of ‘Christmas veleña despite’. The entry has a price of 5 euros.
-18th of December is the play, ‘En un salón de té’ (‘In a tea room’), by Nations with Art. The entrance has a cost of 5 euros.
-Those interested can purchase tickets for the different activities in the department of Culture located in the building of El Pósito de Vélez-Málaga, in hours from 10.00 to 14.00 hours. In addition, they can request more information through the phone 667 389 530, or in the email cultura@velezmalaga.es
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-teatro-del-carmen-de-velez-malaga-reabre-sus-puertas-en-diciembre-con-espectaculos-para-todos-los-publicos/

 

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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.
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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!
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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
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December Christmas Workshops in Vélez Málaga:
El Pianista Del Carmen in Vélez Málaga
-4th: Decorative Christmas Bauble
-8th: Traditional Christmas Wreath
-11th: Festive Mosaic Lantern
-18th: Macramé Christmas Decorations
Contact: Donna on 608 966 663
Email: donnacarney49@hotmail.com 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver:
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment. 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.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
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.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
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:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

For Sale: Garden Wood Shredder, Atika Model LH264 A.
German quality. Used but good working condition. Price for similar new (google) €464. Sell for €100. Arne, Competa
email: brandtoft@yahoo.dk 

 

For Sale: 2 x Charles Bentley Premium Large Water Proof Swing Seat Covers in Black. Size 220 X 125 X 170 Cm.
Ideal for a large garden swing seat, but equally useful for covering a motorcycle, bikes or any other item needing to be kept dry outside. This premium large cover will protect anything from harsh weather conditions. 100% waterproof and has a double stitched seam, for added durability. Suitable for all year round use. Designed with anti-rust eyelets around the base and tie rope, not supplied. Made of Polyester 300D with PU coating and weigh 0.7kg each. Some fading, but only used for one winter. Bought from Manomano.es in May 2020. No photographs I’m afraid as folded away ready for collection. Image credit: charlesbentley.com
Price for both together €60.00. Buyer collects.
Contact Steve in El Morche on mobile tel. no. 620056188 or by WhatsApp. 

 

For Sale: Mountainbike. Coppi Tiger, high powered Italian mountainbike (aluminium) with Revoshift Shimano 7 gears, Revoshift Shimano frictions/brakes and wheels/saddle with Snap shift, M-size from 170cm and up. Price: 50 euros. Lisbet, Torrox Campo
E-mail: lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: Cross Trainer. Romester Eliptic Ride. Mechanically sound. The counter accessory is not working (maybe batteries) although it has been in the garage for a couple of years. This is not a cheap version. €55
Contact John, 646857775. Iznate area 

 

For Sale as a lot: Three piece, wooden bedroom furniture set. Excellent condition. Used in guest bedroom. Only €160 for them all.
-3 draw Bedside cabinet 64 high x 51 width x 35 depth
-Chest of drawers 86 high x 97 width x 41 depth
-Wardrobe (including removable top trim) 193 high x 111 wide x 54 depth
Located in Competa Pueblo
Contact Helen, telephone 642032924
Email helenandgary@sky.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Cooks Professional Soup Maker/Blender D5598. Very good condition. 25€
-Philips Juicer HR1861. Good condition 20€
-Philips Blender HR2094. Good condition 15€
Buyer collects. Anders in Nerja.
Tel: 669094359 

 

Winter rental required: We are a retired couple with a dog and are looking for a house to rent on the Competa campo from mid Feb to mid May next year in the price region of €700 pcm. Please contact Diane / Torre del Mar
Email: dianemgoulding@gmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

TV Repair Advice: This tv is causing me a problem I cannot resolve.
TV Model LG LED TV 24TK410V 60cm/2
The remote will turn the TV on but will not perform any other functions. It also leaves the volume slider visual on the screen set to zero, which cannot be removed or controlled by the remote. A mag box can be connected and controlled by its own remote but because this will not override the volume issue the TV is useless as there is no volume and the screen is compromised by the permanent volume icon. There are no controls on the TV apart from an On/Off button. I have thought of buying a new remote but wanted to get another take on the problem before going down that route.
Would appreciate hearing from anyone out there in Digame-land that has a solution apart from putting it by the bins.
Contact Steve in El Morche on 620056188 or by WhatsApp or
email: agentthommo@icloud.com 

 

News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

COVID-19

Covid Spain- Covid rate rises to 139.1 with 34 deaths: This Tuesday the incidence rate in Spain rises to 139.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, seven points more than this Monday. Navarra remains at the head of the autonomous communities with the highest incidence, and on this day almost 400 cases are reported for every 100,000 inhabitants.
There have been 34 deaths have been reported this Tuesday from COVID-19, while 22 deaths were recorded on Monday. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-incidence-rises-another-seven-points-to-139-cases-after-notifying-6777-new-infections/

 

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia exceeds 70 points of incidence, 782 positive results, 2 deaths: {Translation, summary} 22/11/2021,12:45
-Andalusia recorded this Monday, November 22, a total of 782 coronavirus infections in 48 hours, a figure higher than the 741 infections on Saturday and also higher than the 338 a week ago, while adding two deaths, two less than on Saturday and one less than last Monday.
-The two deaths of this day have been recorded in the province of Malaga.
-In Andalusia, the incidence in 14 days stands at 71.06 cases per 100,000 inhabitants – the highest since September 20 when 72.9 were recorded – which is 5.3 points more than Saturday (65.7) and 26.5 points more than last Monday.
-The 782 infections this Sunday and Monday are reported after 741 on Saturday, 718 on Friday, 737 on Thursday, 564 on Wednesday, 487 on Tuesday and 338 last Monday.
-With respect to the provincialized data, Malaga is the province with the most positives with 201, followed by Seville with 163, Cadiz with 105, Almeria with 104, Cordoba with 64, Huelva with 51, Granada with 46 and Jaen with 48.
-Malaga is the province with the most hospitalized patients with 68 and 16 ICU patients, followed by Seville with 33 and four in ICU, Jaen with 22 and three in ICU, Cordoba with 20 and three in ICU, Granada with 19 and three in ICU, Almeria with 16 and nine in ICU, Cadiz with 17 and two in ICU and Huelva with 13 and one in ICU.
Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

SPAIN

The new COVID traffic light is approved without setting restrictions after the controversy over hospitality hours: The tensions between the communities and the Ministry of Health on account of the new COVID traffic light have ended, for the moment, with a strange solution: the Public Health Commission has given the green light to lower the accumulated incidence thresholds corresponding to each alert level, but the approved document does not contain any restriction associated with each stage of risk.
-Alert level 1 (low risk) has a new ceiling: it rises from 50 to 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (a maximum of 50 in seven). The medium risk (alert level 2) is reached if it exceeds 100; the high (alert level 3) is above 300 and the extreme (alert level 4) would be reached with an AI that exceeds 500.
The document maintains special attention to transmission among those over 65 years of age because the group has the highest risk of dying if they are not vaccinated, have comorbidities (other diseases that make them more vulnerable) and in general respond worse to immunization because their body is weaker. Level 1 is reached if the AI ??of this age group exceeds 25 cases; the 2, with 50; the 3, with 150 and the 4 if it is higher than 250.
-Remaining conflicts have prevented reaching a final, complete agreement. The heart of the matter is in the measures on the hotel industry. Many regional governments are not willing, at least for the moment and with the Christmas holidays looming, to limit the activity of the hotel industry, either with schedules or with capacity.
-The review of risk levels is also important at the terminological level. The document no longer speaks of “new normality” as the best scenario but of “controlled circulation”. Compared to what was previously considered, at this point in the pandemic it is relatively clear, experts say, that it is not possible to achieve group immunity. At least with the effect of current vaccines since the virus can continue to be transmitted – to a lesser extent – between immunized individuals.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-new-covid-traffic-light-is-approved-without-setting-restrictions-after-the-controversy-over-hospitality-hours/

 

Scam Alert: The Guardia Civil has taken to its Twitter social media account to warn about a scam involving the popular Lidl kitchen robot ‘Monsieur Cuisine’, which was withdrawn from the market in Spain after a well-publicised court ruling.
The fraudulent campaign, with the excuse of Black Friday, announces an offer of 1.99 euros for a kitchen robot. The advertisement on social media networks the redirects the user to a website that requests personal and bank details for the alleged purchase of the robot, but what it hides is a subscription to a service that costs 33 euros every 14 days.
The fake offer was originally detected on Facebook, although it is not ruled out that may find its way onto other social networks or arrive via email. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/lidl-guardia-civil-20211123122420-nt.html 

ANDALUCIA

Andalusia is committed to a mandatory Covid passport but positioned itself against the document known as the “Covid traffic light”: {Translation, summary} 23/11/2021, 20:28
-The committee of experts will meet again on Friday at 11.30 am at the Palacio de San Telmo and will ask the Ministry of Health to make the Covid passport mandatory. It rules out for now the application of restrictive measures and the change of provincial levels despite the fact that the evolution of the pandemic is “worrying but not alarming”.
-The Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre, during his intervention in the press conference following the Governing Council, assured that Andalusia will progressively adopt the “Covid passport” depending on the evolution of the pandemic. This document could be required in hospitals and residences, and also in nightlife, large events, cultural and sports activities.
-For its implementation, the Board will need the “administrative permissibility” of the High Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA), although it will require the Spanish Government to “change the legislation so that the autonomous communities have tools” to combat the pandemic.
-However, “a change in the levels of the provinces or the application of restrictions is not contemplated”, as confirmed by Aguirre.
-Andalusia positioned itself against the document known as the “Covid traffic light”. It included measures such as the closure of the hotel and catering business at 23.00 hours and nightlife at 1.00 hours or the limitation of capacity.
-On Tuesday afternoon, the Public Health Commission met and approved the part of the document which established the indicators and risk levels, but not the restrictive measures mentioned.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1010743/andalucia-apuesta-por-un-pasaporte-covid-obligatorio/

 

Free Bar/Museum to a Manager with children: {Translation} In the heart of the Sierra de los Filabres in Almeria, the City Council of Laroya offers free management of the only bar-museum in the town of just 200 inhabitants. They are looking for a couple, preferably with children between 3 and 10 years old, to also add new students to the rural school.
“Are you looking for a job in a more familiar environment to raise your children? Do you like charming mountain villages? We are waiting for you in Laroya, a wonderful town that continues to fight against rural depopulation”, says the poster of the advertisement.
Laroya, one of the municipalities with the smallest number of inhabitants in the province of Almería, suffers the effects of depopulation, however, it has more than one hundred rural accommodation places.
The mayor of the town, Dolores Moreno has explained that the bar is open and running, but that the current manager has turned 67 years old and is going to retire.
The new managers of the bar will have all the facilities and will only have to pay for electricity, water and maintenance. The premises are equipped with tables, chairs, kitchenware and kitchen, ready to carry out the activity.
The bar-museum is located in the old oil mill of the village that was recently restored and has the machinery that was used to work the oil, being an additional attraction for tourism. To apply for the management of the establishment, you can contact through ayuntamiento@laroya.es. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/almeria/sevi-busca-pareja-ninos-para-unico-pueblo-almeria-202111231956_noticia.html 

MALAGA

New Maro Car Park Confirmed: {Translation, summary}
The mayor of Nerja has confirmed that the regional government of Andalusia has reported favourably on the Project of Action for the execution of the works required for the construction of a parking area in Maro village, on a plot of 4.499 square meters, located at the west entrance. It will have a capacity of 145 vehicles. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/nerja/luz-verde-junta-andalucia-proyecto-actuacion-aparcamiento-maro/20211123072812044812.html

EUROPE

New French COVID-19 infections surge over 30,000 in past 24 hours, incidence rate over 200: France recorded more than 30,000 new COVID-19 infections over 24 hours for the first time since August as the pace of infection sped up despite new social distancing measures and a drive to boost vaccinations. The daily new cases were up 54% compared with last Tuesday. The 30,000 new cases will push France’s closely watched incidence rate – the number of new cases per week per 100,000 people – to over 200 for the first time since the end of August. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/new-french-covid-19-infections-surge-over-30000-past-24-hours-minister-2021-11-23/

SPORTS

Football News- European Super League Update- EU Parliament votes to oppose breakaway competitions: A total of 576 members voted to oppose the Super League in a non-binding resolution, with 36 against and 55 abstentions. The European Parliament said breakaway competitions undermine EU values and “endanger the stability of the overall sports ecosystem”. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2021/11/23/european-super-league-eu-parliament-votes-to-oppose-breakaway-competitions

 

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/

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.

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Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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DigameXtra No. 2119 Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 2021

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The Jingle Belles Christmas Choir: Join us at one of our fun Christmas events for a festive sing-a-long.
-Friday 3rd December @ 18:00. The Nebular Bar, Canillas de Aceituno.
-Sunday 5th December @ 16:00. The International Christmas Market, Torrox.
-Saturday 18th December @ 15:00. El Pianista del Carmen, Vélez-Málaga.
-Sunday 19th December @ 18:00. Bar Scirocco, Puente Don Manuel.
Contact: donnacarney49@hotmail.com 

 

Margaret Riordan Art Exhibition, Torrox Costa: I have a small art exhibition of original and signed prints in JEM’s Cafe on Avenida del Faro, Torrox Costa, open every day except Monday, November and December.
mariordan AT aol D0T com 

 

The DiveBar- Nerja: On Tuesday 30th November we will open the doors of our new Tapas Bar in Nerja. At 17.00 our doors will be opened and we serve you our amazing tapas for free (just order drinks). All evening 50% discount on your bar tab!
At 19.00 Juan Luis Pascual will do the live music during our opening night. Spanish special songs combined with the famous songs you know. Request for songs, just ask him! Our night with live music will end 22.30 and we close roughly at midnight.
Our new bar has: 7 different barrelled beers; 6 more bottled beers
A large Gin station; A large dark Rum station; Wine; Cocktails
3 televisions for all sports; Nice terrace; Football table; Darts lane
Slot machine; Perfect service
Join us all on our opening night and let’s make a party!
Address: Calle Antonio Millon 2, 29780 Nerja FB link 

 

Torrox Costa Christmas Market: Dec. 3rd – 8th. Av. Esperanto.  
-This market will be inaugurated on Friday, December 3 at 6pm.
-From Dec 4 to Dec 8 it will open at 12 noon to have the whole day ahead to do shopping as well as enjoy the restaurant area with sweets and typical holiday products, live music and other kind of children’s activities. FB link 

 

La XXI Fiesta del Mosto y la Chacina- Colmenar: {Translation}
Sunday, November 28 the Festival of Wine & Sausages returns to Colmenar with fourteen exhibitors to buy handmade products. In the Plaza de Los Carros, outdoors, will be exhibitors where you can buy sausages, cheeses, wines, extra virgin olive oil, breads or sweets. At 16:30 there will be a concert by La Húngara. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-xxi-fiesta-del-mosto-y-la-chacina-vuelve-a-colmenar-con-catorce-expositores-para-comprar-productos-de-elaboracion-artesanal/
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Spice Drag Show: Thurs 25NOV, 9pm. The Cazbah Live Lounge
Join us at the Cazbah Live Lounge, for a night full to the brim with cheeky camp comedy, songs from all genres and an all round bloody brilliant night. FREE ENTRY. Doors open at 9pm, Show starts at 9.30pm.
Table numbers are restricted so if you wish for a table and not standing, please reserve well in advance to avoid disappointment. Tel. 602 535 719 FB link 

 

On Sale Monday- Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville will put on sale from this Monday all tickets for the concerts until the end of the 2021-2022 season that ends in June: {Translation}
Tickets can be purchased at the ROSS public service point located at 6 Temprado Street, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or through the website https://rossevillatv.com/
Between November 22 and 28 there will be a Black Friday with a 30% discount on practically all the concerts of all the cycles and extraordinary concerts such as the Christmas Concert, Crecer con la ROSS, Proyecto Luna and the Musical youths among others.
The complete program can be consulted at https://indd.adobe.com/view/03e3e602-68f2-4759-9b8f-d4894ae557cd 

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
Stunning coffee table / storage both sides lift up. Sanded back to natural wood & yute base with a satin finish. Measurements 90 x 90 x 43 cms. Price 145€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Volkswagen Golf. Impeccable sheet metal, paint and engine. A gem on wheels! All the changes recently made!
Completely convertible, BBS rims, electric windows and many more extras !!! Year: 2001 ; Mileage: 124.000€ ; Price €2,990
Sam, Competa 605288422 

 

For Sale: 2 spring mattresses, €30 for the pair
Lake Viñuela. Jean, 0044 7507250546
Email: J.kingsleymonks@btinternet.com 

 

For Sale: Golden framed mirror, size 1m 64cm high, 85 cm wide €35
In very good condition. Buyer collects. Anders, Nerja
Tel: 669094359 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Cherry colour lounge wall unit with tall glazed cabinet, 2 cupboards, 3-drawer section, small wall cupboard, 1 long shelf and 1 short shelf. Good condition – no damage. Overall measurements 240cm wide, 210 high, 40 depth. Price 50€ – buyer to collect.
-Car top box 130cm long x 100 wide x 35 high. Fits any car. Lockable with key. Good condition. Buyer collects. Price 20€
-Winter sport items sold as a lot. Salomon Ace of Spades snowboard 157cm length with Flow bindings, Vans Technical snowboard boots size 43 with Boa fixings, Billabong padded trousers size medium, Quecha self-heat gloves, Quecha holdall. Photos of individual items available from seller. All in good condition, price as one lot 350€ ONO
Phone/Whatsapp 647420188, Harold, Torre del Mar 

 

For Sale: 4 buckets of mosaic ceramic tiles ex pool. €10 per bucket, good for crafters decorate plant pots. Vera, Nerja, but can meet up to suit. Email: Mondron89@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: 4 x boxes of 2,000mg sage tablets from Healthspan. 120 tablets per box. In original packaging, unopened and expiry 2023. Cost €15 (£12.95) each but accept €10 each. Buyer collects.
Please contact Sarah, Vinuela at
Email: dustersdm@yahoo.co.uk 

 

FREE: Storage box 134W X 57D X 68H cm. Interested person must collect. Contact Bill, Torrox Costa
Email: torrox1000 at Gmail dot com 

 

News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }

COVID-19

Covid Malaga- Covid incidence rate in Malaga province climbs from 74.5 to 83.2: In five of the six health districts (Axarquía, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Serranía and Valle del Guadalhorce) the cumulative incidence rate for the disease has increased
The 201 cases of coronavirus reported in Malaga over the weekend is the highest number recorded amongst the Andalusian provinces. Following behind is Sevilla with 163, Cadiz (105), Almeria (104), Cordoba (64), Huelva (51), Jaén (48) and Granada with 46. In total, 782 positives have been confirmed in the region.
The two deaths in the last two days due to Covid were both in Malaga.
The cumulative incidence rate for the disease in Malaga province has risen by 8.7 points, going from 74.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants – in the last 14 days – last Friday to 83.2 this Monday (22 November).
There are 68 patients admitted with coronavirus in Malaga hospitals, of which 16 are being treated in intensive care units. The number hospitalised by Covid in Andalucía amounts to 208; with 41 of them in an intensive care unit. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/covid-incidence-rate-20211122160241-nt.html

SPAIN

Wave of protests over price hikes puts a damper on financial recovery: Truckers, farmers, auto and metal workers, hairdressers and pensioners are all staging marches against soaring production costs and inflation.
The recovery seems to be right around the corner just when people’s patience has reached its limit amid a blend of different realities and expectations. This is taking the form of growing street unrest: truck drivers have called a three-day strike over Christmas to complain about rising diesel prices; metal workers in Cádiz have been putting up street barricades to protest inflation spikes that are cutting into their salaries; auto workers have called a demonstration in Madrid on Monday over factory shutdowns caused by car chip shortages; consumer associations have already organized several marches against rising electricity bills, and even hairdressers have been staging sit-ins to demand lower value-added tax rates. The common thread is the rising cost of living and, for the self-employed, of running a business. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy-and-business/2021-11-22/in-spain-wave-of-protests-over-price-hikes-puts-a-damper-on-recovery.html

 

Do you have 7.9 million euros? Going on auction is one of the most luxurious villas in Spain in Almería: {Translation}
-In the Rodalquilar Valley, in the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park in Almería is the Cortijo Los Gorriones, one of the most luxurious villas in Spain. With an estimated value of 7.95 million euros, it will go up for auction on December 11, an incomparable place to live in a natural environment close to the beaches of Mónsul and Genoveses.
-Three-hectare gated complex that has five separate buildings, 10 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, which have been restored with luxury finishes and all the modern conveniences imaginable.
-Pieces that were exclusively designed such as doors, railings or fountains, as well as furniture and present objects that are jewels of 20th century design masters.
-Wood-clad wine cellar, heated pool, large dining room for 22 people, professional open kitchen, meeting room, office, library and a long list of common areas.
-Independent house for guests and one for guard and control where the large telecommunications center of the complex is located
-Luxury spa with a gym generously sized with PROFESIONAL machines, two massage rooms, sauna and steam bath, jacuzzi and chromotherapy room with heated loungers.
-Agricultural area of  20 hectares, a true forest with about 1,700 olive trees and 4,500 palm trees.
-The farm, with its own well, has a system to purify water, desalinate and decalcify, to provide drinking water to the outlets of the houses and another tank for watering the gardens.
-There is a covered space for three vehicles, with a tool room, and outside parking for 18 cars adaptable to a heliport. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/almeria/sevi-tienes-79-millones-euros-venta-villas-mas-lujosas-espana-almeria-202111222009_noticia.html 

 

Proposed Law In Public Discussion Phase- Should customers will be able to take their leftovers from restaurants in their own containers?:
-This measure is part of the Royal Decree that regulates and clarifies certain requirements regarding hygiene and marketing of food products that are served in retail establishments, for which the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has opened a public hearing this Monday that will last 15 days.
-The proposal- Bars and restaurants must offer their customers at no cost the possibility of taking food that they have not consumed on the premises, for which they will have to provide reusable or easily recyclable packaging, or accept a container from the consumer himself.
-In addition, to avoid food waste, these establishments may sell products that present defects in shape, size, labeling or packaging when they do not affect their safety and consumers are informed of this circumstance. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/customers-will-be-able-to-take-their-leftovers-from-restaurants-in-their-own-containers/

UK

Electric vehicles- New UK homes will be required to have EV charging stations from 2022: As well as new build properties having to provide charging ports, buildings which have “major renovations” will also be forced to make the upgrade as well. The UK government wants to ban the sale of traditional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, with hybrids allowed until 2035. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/electric-vehicles-new-homes-will-be-required-to-have-ev-charging-stations-from-2022-boris-johnson-to-announce-12475254 

LOTTERY

Bonoloto Lottery: The result of the Bonoloto of this Monday November 22, 2021 was numbers 07, 09, 19, 25, 29 and 34, the complementary number is 35 and the refund on 8. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-monday-november-22-2021/ 

SPORTS

Tennis WTA- Chinese tennis player’s call with Olympic chief is not enough: Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai’s video call with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach did not address or alleviate concerns about her well-being, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Monday.
“It was good to see Peng Shuai in recent videos, but they don’t alleviate or address the WTA’s concern about her well-being and ability to communicate without censorship or coercion,” a WTA spokeswoman said in an e-mail. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/tennis-wta-says-chinese-tennis-stars-call-with-olympic-chief-is-not-enough-2021-11-22/

 

Football News- Football Super League squabble arrives at the European Parliament: Promoters of the controversial Super League football tournament have sent a letter to EU lawmakers ahead of this week’s vote in the European Parliament on a sports-related report, attacking what they said was the monopoly of Europe’s “self-established” football governing body UEFA.
In particular, they accuse UEFA of not respecting the EU competition law. “The conflicts of interest are obvious as is the incompatibility with EU competition law,” the letter reads.
“UEFA, the self-established ‘governing body’ of European football has, in addition to its alleged regulatory role, also established itself as the monopoly operator of cross-border club football competitions,” it continues. Full article: https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/football-super-league-squabble-arrives-at-the-european-parliament/

OTHER

The next pandemic- How Covid-19 has accelerated the emergence of super-bacteria: On occasion of the annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which began on November 18 and runs until November 24, the relevant authorities have sounded the trumpets of the Apocalypse.
Health authorities warn that antibiotics are losing their effectiveness against disease and that humanity faces a future in which any minor infection could prove lethal.
Treatments to counter bacteria are ceasing to work, now at an even greater speed due to excessive and incorrect consumption of antibiotics during the coronavirus pandemic. Cristina Muñoz, co-director of the National Plan against Resistance to Antibiotics (PRAN), paints a dystopian image of a world without antibiotics, where any minor infection could prove lethal: no Caesarian sections, no organ transplants, no meniscus operations, no hip replacements.
“It would be taking a backward step equivalent to 100 years of medical advances,” says Muñoz. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-11-22/the-next-pandemic-how-covid-19-has-accelerated-the-emergence-of-super-bacteria.html

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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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 
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https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

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

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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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Email Issue Causing False Security Warnings For Gmail Users Monday 22/11/21

Hello Readers,

Some people, all Gmail users so far, are getting a Security Warning when opening todays email issue of DigameXtra. I have investigated, and I believe this is because of an article I posted containing a list of pirate IPTV services that were shut down last week. Evidently, this list contains websites that Gmail has blacklisted. There is no threat. I just checked the whole issue on VirusTotal website scanner and it found no threats. See results: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/494df120d2fba5113e33f425cbbcaa9465e6e4a1bb29b84d126186076fcc1f2b?nocache=1

I’ll watch out for this in the future so as to avoid these kind of email problems.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Naythan, Editor

DigameXtra No. 2118 Monday, Nov. 22nd, 2021

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-Monday, Dec. 6th. Constitution Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Saturday, Jan. 1st, 2022, New Years Day, a Spanish public holiday
-Thursday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday

 

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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. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices, including boxed sets.
***Trips***
November
-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.
-8th – Malaga Christmas Lights €8pp
-14th – Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale – ask for a price list and do pop along, 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!
-28th – Trip to La Canada and Iceland. Price €15pp
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 

 

Dec. 2021 Program Schedule for Bio Beach Restaurant:
In El Morche, behind the Church, on the Paseo Maritimo.
-Wed. Dec. 8 at 11am: Speaker: David Baird will present his celebrated book Between Two Fires, a poignant account of the anti-Franco guerrilla movement in Málaga and Granada. This is the true story of what happens when humble country folk find themselves in the front line in a secret war. Leading the guerrillas against Franco’s Civil Guard was a legendary figure, Roberto, a veteran of the Civil War and the French Resistance, charismatic but doomed. David Baird is an experienced foreign correspondent, editor and photographer. After working on newspapers and magazines around the world — from London and Ottawa to Sydney and Hong Kong — he now makes his home in southern Spain. His books have been published in English, Spanish and German. (published by MaromaPress, http://www.maromapress.wordpress.com).
-Thurs. Dec.9 at 11:00am: Spanish Instruction, basic; must register.
-Wed. Dec. 15 at 10:15am U3A Annual Mtg. Must register
-Wed. Dec. 15 at Noon U3A End of Year Celebration Lunch. Must register by Dec. 9th.
-Wed. Dec. 29 at 7pm – Violin Recital with Italian virtuoso Emanuele. More details to come.
For info or registration contact: norma2kk@aol.com 

 

Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Due to circumstances, the opening hours and programmes of the Bar may vary in the coming period.
-Mon 22NOV, Closed
-Tues 23NOV, Painting Workshop 10:30am, bar open till 6pm
-Wed 24NOV, No Yoga this week. Guitar Workshop at 3pm. Bar open 2-8pm
-Thur 25NOV, Closed
-Fri 26NOV, Macrame / Crafts Workshop 10:30am. Bar open till 6pm
-Sat 27NOV, No Mosaic Workshop this week, bar open 2-8pm
Always closed Sundays. 

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar December & January Coming events & Excursions:
-December & January – Centre Closing Times. December closed on Monday the 6th and Wednesday the 8th and will then be closing again on Wednesday the 22nd of December at 13:00 and reopening for the coffee morning on the 31st of December. Also closed on January the 1st thru to re-opening on Friday 7th January.
-Every Monday – Craft Group. Time 10.00 to 13.00.
-Every Wednesday – Art Group. Time 10.00 – 13.00.
-Fridays – Coffee Morning. As usual but we invite you especially to join us on the 3rd December when the Danish Church are having a stall with Danish handcrafted goods. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Please note there will be no coffee morning on December 24th.
-Thursday 2nd December – Excursion to Mijas and Iceland/Miramar Centre. Ticket price 15€ or with a Friends of Lux Mundi card 13€. (Proceeds for fundraising). Departure Times: La Viñuela (Football Pitch) 08.20, Algarrobo (Lidl) 08.45, Caleta (Vets) 08.50, Torre del Mar (Coach Station) 09.00.
-Tuesday 21st December – Coach Excursion to the Christmas Illuminations in La Conception Gardens and Malaga. FULL
-Friday 31st December- Old Year 2021 & New Year 2022. We are going to celebrate with a toast and the traditional grapes. Tickets available at reception. Limited space!! Time 12.00
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday and Wednesday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 – 13.00. Gradually we will re-open usual activities so please come or phone us for further information. Tel: 952 543 334.

 

Two tribute concerts in Mijas:
-Friday, November 26 is a double tribute presenting the Bee Gees Tribute Show + Also appearing will be the Cops tribute to the Police.
-Sat, December 18, The Honky Tonk Cats tribute to The Rolling Stones.
Concerts at Las Lagunas Theatre, €15 (plus booking fee) in advance or €20 at the door. Doors 9pm show 9.30pm.
Camino del Albero 16, Las Lagunas de Mijas.
Full article: https://www.facebook.com/teatrolaslagunas.mijas

 

Noon Concerts at the Marbella Theatre: Featuring young and aspiring female singers with tickets costing €12 for each event.
-Roko, Sunday November 28 from noon until 1pm. She mixes her Andalucian and Latin roots to produce a selection of well-known Spanish songs as well as her own compositions
-Georgina, Sunday December 12 from noon until 1pm. Photo:FB. 
Info & tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/roko/ & https://www.mientrada.net/evento/georgina/ 

Ten Day Weather forecast from https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/es/torrox

 

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
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.

  

 

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 email 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 Center:
-Solid blanket box natural solid top with grey stain sides waxed with lock Measurements 100 x 51 x 53cms Price 70€
-4 dining chairs 20€
-Nest of tables 25€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Sailboat. Hello to all sailors!
This is a message for all those interested in the Wind Lord sailboat
A 19 foot Europa hunter. 5.65 in length. It does not require any qualification nor does it require passing ITB(technical inspection of boats). It has its cabin where 4 people can sleep in its bow double bed and its 2 hutches. We have just assembled the mast with its spreaders and new rigging. So also has the antifouling given right now Nov 2021. To those really interested, I offer to do a sea trial … in principle by motor and if the weather allows it, also sailing.
I have changed length and need the mooring. I also offer to take it to the buyer’s port within a 90-mile radius at no cost.
From the original price of €2900 it will be necessary to add the invoice of the annual stranding of €250. Also as an extra, another engine is offered that we use respectfully a mariner 6cv 4-stroke for another €300
I hope you contact me and I am available every day to show it.
It is located at Port of Adra Almería.
Sincerely Miguel, Adra, 659262616
More pics on request.
Video available on youtube: https://youtu.be/38bvxuByH7k 

 

For Sale: Unused Bomaker 2.1 CH Soundbar System, soundbar + subwoofer, cost new 89 Euros, accept 35 Euros.
Contact Colin on 658367154 or
email: colin.waudby@gmail.com
I live in Caleta de Velez. Thank you. 

 

For Sale: 2 sun loungers, like new, hardly used for 30 euros each. New price per sun lounger at Eroski 80 euros. Have always been stored inside. More pics on request. Buyer collects. Natalia in Benajarafe. Only Whatsapp 686768493 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Picture Framing in Nerja: Sadly, all of the picture framing shops I used in Nerja have closed their doors, hence my question. Does anyone know of a shop that frames posters/artwork etc. in Nerja?
Email: gerryandladka@gmail.com ; Thank you.

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Andalusia offers the third dose of the vaccine to health workers and those over the age of 60 years: {Translation, summary} 21/11/2021, 10:18
-The Ministry of Health will begin this Monday to administer the third dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 to health and social-health personnel and to the population between 60 and 69 years of age, since until now it has been limited to those over 70 years of age.
-The Minister of Health explained that vaccination with the third dose will be done “gradually, from more to age to less”, starting in the range of 69 to 60 years, and by appointment.
-Andalusia began last September 21 to administer the third dose against Covid-19 from Pfizer or Moderna to the more than 43,554 users of the residences for the elderly, while a few weeks earlier it had begun to inoculate this serum to immunosuppressed patients.
-Last November 5, the self-appointment was opened to obtain a date for the supply of the third dose of the vaccines. As always, this self-appointment can be made through the usual applications (ClicSalud+ and App Salud Responde) and by telephone through Salud Responde and appointment at the health centers themselves. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1010036/andalucia-administra-la-tercera-dosis-de-la-vacuna-a-sanitarios-y-mayores-de-60-anos/

SPAIN

Cold Front Moves Toward North Spain: Spanish Meteorological Agency has communicated that starting this Monday “a drastic change in the weather is expected from tomorrow, consisting of snow precipitations at relatively low levels in large areas of the peninsula, intense and persistent rainfall in the northwest peninsular quadrant, as well as a sharp drop in temperatures “.
On Thursday it is likely that the storm will recede towards the east and that it will be replaced by another from the north, so that the winter weather will continue, at least, until the weekend, according to the forecasts of the Aemet.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-entry-of-a-dana-will-lower-temperatures-and-activate-the-snow-alert/

 

Energy Distribution Services Companies Shutting Down, Can’t Do Business At These Prices: At least 3 Spanish energy providers (Aura Energía, Another Energy Option SL, and Secom Central de Compras SL, by Transición Ecológica) will be closing down, and others say they will follow suit if wholesale prices continue at record setting levels. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/a-marketer-with-hundreds-of-public-clients-declares-defaults-and-breaks-contracts/

 

Wholesale price of electricity rises this Sunday by more than 5%:
The average price of electricity in the wholesale market will rise 5.11% this Sunday compared to this Saturday; it will stand at 229.62 euros per megawatt hour (MWH), according to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator. High levels, despite lower demand on weekends. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-electricity-rises-this-sunday-by-more-than-5/

UK

UK weather forecast- Heavy snow to fall ‘for days’ as temperatures fall to -12C: Brits face freezing temperatures from the start of next week along with several days of snow, which could extend as far south as London.
The promise of colder weather is now just a few days away as from Monday the UK can expect sub-zero temperatures, according to WXCharts. Then from there the mercury will fall dramatically and possibly hit -12C by the end of November in what has been called a “little ice age” due to Arctic plumes blowing south.
Much of the country will see sub-zero temperatures next week where it will hover around 0C, with lows of -7C, although it won’t be as cold in the south of England.
The Met Office has warned of heavy snowfall in the north of the UK on Monday, with the cold blast predicted to reach the south by Wednesday night. London could see wintry showers and snow by the end of next week. By November 29 it is set to be also freezing in London, drop to around -4C in Newcastle and in the Scottish Highlands it could get to -12C.
There is not likely to be any relief from the freezing temperatures for weeks as it will hang around -2C to -4C for much of the country. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-forecast-heavy-snow-25503385 

EUROPE

Third night of rioting erupts over Dutch COVID-19 rules: Riots broke out in cities across the Netherlands on Sunday, the third night in a row that police clashed with mobs of angry youths who set fires and threw rocks to protest COVID-19 restrictions.
Unrest was reported in locations including Leeuwarden and Groningen in the north, the eastern town of Enschede and Tilburg in the south. In Enschede, where an emergency ordinance was issued, police used batons to try to disperse a crowd, according to video on social media. In Leeuwarden, police vans were pelted with rocks and black-clad groups chanted and set off flares. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-police-detain-dozens-second-night-covid-19-rioting-2021-11-21/ 

 

Clashes break out in Brussels, 35,000 march in protests over coronavirus restrictions: Protesters wearing black hoods threw stones at police as they advanced with water cannon at the main junction in front of the European Union Commission headquarters, Reuters journalists said. Facing up to the police lines, the protesters held hands and chanted “freedom”. One protester was carrying a placard reading “when tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty”.
Protesters also threw smoke bombs and fireworks, the newspaper Le Soir reported. The situation calmed down later, police said.
Belgium tightened its coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, mandating wider use of masks and enforcing work from home, as cases rose in the country’s fourth COVID-19 wave. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/around-35000-protest-against-covid-restrictions-brussels-police-say-2021-11-21/ 

LOTTERY

El Gordo de la Primitiva: The result of the Gordo de la Primitiva today, Sunday, November 21, 2021 is: 11, 15, 22, 43 and 51, the key number being 2. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-on-sunday-november-21-2021/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Zverev downs Medvedev to win second ATP Finals crown: Germany’s Alexander Zverev capped a memorable year by sweeping aside Russian world number two and defending champion Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday, claiming the title for the second time in his career. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/zverev-downs-medvedev-win-second-atp-finals-crown-2021-11-21/