DigameXtra No. 2134 Monday, Dec. 13th, 2021

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-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.
-14th – Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale at Bar La Vega, Torre del Mar, do come along, doors open 12.15
-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. 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 weeks. Please use FB messenger to contact us or 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 



Fiesta de las Migas- Torrox: Sunday 19Dec
-11am. Choirs coming together on Plaza de la Constitución to sing traditional Christmas carols.
-12 noon. The Ortigosa brothers from Torrox will perform their Llegó la Navidad (Christmas arrived) concert.
-1pm. The festival opens with the traditional sounding of the horn, followed by a performance by the verdiales group, Coto Tres Hermanas.
-The migas (a tasty traditional dish based on stale bread crumbs) will be served at the Llano de la Almazara area near the entrance to Torrox pueblo. There will also be stalls offering ‘bartolillos’ (small, sweet, filled pastries).
-3pm. The Requiebros group performs.
-4pm. Music from DJs Vicman Romero and Mike Sildavia FB link 


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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
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- 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. 



Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre:
-Solid coffee table with wrought iron detail
Measurements 66 x 45 x 45cms 20€
-White square coffee table 65 x 65 x 49cms Price 20€
-Reduced 2 seater sofa 170 x 90cms 60€
Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Samsung 42in TV – Model No. UE40H5000AKXXU
Actual dimensions – 105 x 45 x 48cms
In full working order – this is not a SMART TV. 75Euros
-Black Glass TV Stand on three levels – in excellent condition
Buy together for 100Euros. Buyer collects.
Karen from La Vinuela/Puente don Manuel
Tel: 711 006 283 ; karenlesleyphipps@gmail.com 


For Sale: Size 40 boots from the Via Dos Collection. Looking for Xmas present for a loved one? Selling these Brand New attractive boots for €30. It’s an unwanted gift due to size of shoe. To arrange viewing and pick up, contact Donald in Canillas de Albaida. Please call 634379543 or
email: graydon1952@gmaildotcom 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Fabric wall hanging new, ready to hang.
Dimensions: 128 x 88 x 4. €40
-Occasional sofa, daybed new perfect for guest or siestas. €80 includes cushions. Dimensions: 200 x 85 x 47h
Both could be delivered to the coast road or coastal property. If you cover the petrol.
If interested whats app please Diane, Torremolinos 00447720760459 or email: dkmdesign@btinternet.com 


News & Articles

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Electricity continues to rise and sets a new record this Monday: {Translation}
-The maximum cost will be between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., with 315.43 euros / MWh, while the minimum will be 217.71 euros between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
-The average price of electricity in the wholesale market will reach 268.21 euros/MWh this Monday, 4.37% more than this Sunday, which has also been the most expensive in history costing 256.98 euros/MWh, according to data from the Iberian Electricity Market Operator (OMIE) collected by Europa Press.
-This increase comes after a weekend also of rises despite the fact that on weekends prices tend to relax with respect to weekdays due to the decrease in electricity demand. Thus, this Sunday, electricity set a new record, being the most expensive in history at 256.98 euros/MWh, while on Saturday it stood at 239.53 euros/MWh.
-The maximum price of electricity for this Monday will be between 21.00 and 22.00 hours, with 315.43 euros/MWh, while the minimum price will be 217.71 euros between 05.00 and 06.00 hours.
-The pool prices have a direct impact on the regulated tariff – the so-called PVPC – to which almost 11 million consumers in the country are subscribed, and serves as a reference for the other 17 million who have contracted their supply in the free market.
-The increase in price in recent months in the electricity market is mainly explained by the high prices of gas in the markets and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rights, at historic highs this year. Source, Spanish.


COVID- UK’s alert level raised to level 4 – second highest tier – amid rapid increase in Omicron cases: The UK’s COVID alert level has been raised to its second highest following a rapid increase in cases of the Omicron variant.
The country’s four chief medical officers have recommended to ministers that the UK moves from level 3 to 4.
The CMOs warn Omicron is spreading much faster than Delta and there is less vaccine protection against symptomatic disease from the new variant – as they urged the public to get their booster jabs. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-uks-alert-level-raised-to-level-4-second-highest-tier-amid-rapid-increase-in-omicron-cases-12494268


COVID UK- Daily lateral flow testing for double-jabbed contacts of coronavirus cases to start on Tuesday: Those fully vaccinated should take a daily lateral flow test for seven days to slow the spread of the virus, the government has said.
Unvaccinated adults must continue to self-isolate for 10 days if they are a contact of someone with COVID, and anyone who tests positive or develops symptoms will need to self-isolate.
People will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace or via the NHS COVID-19 app to tell them they are a contact of someone who tested positive and what action they need to take. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-daily-lateral-flow-testing-for-double-jabbed-contacts-of-coronavirus-cases-to-start-on-tuesday-12493836


Julian Assange had a stroke in Belmarsh Prison: The WikiLeaks publisher, 50, who is being held on remand in the maximum-security jail while fighting extradition to America, was left with a drooping right eyelid, memory problems and signs of neurological damage.
It happened at the time of a High Court appearance via video link from Belmarsh in October.
A ‘transient ischaemic attack’ – the interruption of the blood supply to the brain – can be a warning sign of a full stroke. Assange has since had an MRI scan and is now taking anti-stroke medication.
Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10300037/Julian-Assange-stroke-Belmarsh-prison-Fianc-e-blames-extreme-stress.html


Tens of thousands of protesters march through Vienna with ‘No to vaccine fascism’ signs in furious demonstration against compulsory COVID shots: Police said an estimated 44,000 people attended the demonstration which saw ‘no to vaccine fascism’ signs held aloft, the latest in a string of huge weekend protests since Austria last month became the first EU country to say it would make Covid vaccinations mandatory. Photo: REUTERS Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10299669/Thousands-protesters-march-Vienna-furious-demonstration-against-compulsory-Covid-jabs.html 


At least 16 police officers injured during German Covid-19 protests:
-Protesters in Germany have clashed with police in several towns and cities at demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend that left multiple police officers injured.
-In the town of Greiz in central Germany, 14 police officers were injured after an estimated 1,000 people gathered in the town on Saturday.
-Police broke up an unregistered protest organized by the “Querdenken” movement in Hamm on Saturday, which at its peak attracted 550 participants.
-In Reutlingen on Saturday, about 1,500 people attended a rally. The protesters ignored police instructions that they should wear protective face masks, so the officers broke up the rally. However, some attendees continued to march, and a handful set off flares and fireworks.
-Approximately 2,500 protesters took to the streets of Freiburg on Saturday, police said, adding that there were several violations of public assembly rules and many participants refusing to wear masks. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/at-least-16-police-officers-injured-during-german-covid-19-protests/ar-AARJpCj 


F1 News- Mercedes protest as Verstappen wins first F1 title:
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took his first Formula One title, denying rival Lewis Hamilton a record eighth, with a last-lap overtake to win a season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Mercedes principal Toto Wolff complained over the radio after the safety car rules were tweaked in Verstappen’s favour. Photo:REUTERS. Full atricle: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/verstappen-wins-formula-one-world-championship-2021-12-12/ 


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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


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

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

UK Coronavirus:

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.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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