DigameXtra No. 2151 Tuesday, Jan. 4th, 2022

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-Thursday, Jan. 6th, 2022, Epiphany, a Spanish public holiday


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Updated 04Jan22: Down to the last 4 days. Thank you for your support and generosity! I will remove this post when the target is reached, or Jan 8th, whichever comes first. The target for this year is €2400 (€50/wk, or €8.34 per issue that takes 6hrs to produce, for the past year). If we reach the target I will not post another fundraiser till late next November. You don’t like being asked for money, and I certainly don’t like asking; let’s get this done so we can have the next 10.5 months free of donation drives. -Ed.
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COVID ALERT- CANCELLATIONS: Covid incidence rates are rising rapidly. Events are being cancelled in many cases.
-I strongly suggest you verify events to avoid the disappointment of arriving at a cancelled event.
-If there are new restrictions announced I will post it asap. -Ed.


Dana & Gianni exclusive concert: At The Artist & Home Factory, Saturday 8th of January at 8.30pm. Intense interpretations of international and original songs. Tlf +34 744 61 55 70 Reservation essential, intimate capacity.
Location- Calle Trinidad de Grund 7, Málaga
An intense way of experiencing, the concert offered by the FAC space. The possibility of enjoying the interpretation of the artists in a very intimate way where it is also possible to listen to the artist’s breath, and it makes the difference. A total immersion. A unique experience. Not to be missed. 


Original Art Exhibition by Lynn Hannington: Bio Beach Bar
Paseo Maritimo, El Morche (10am – 11pm) closed Tuesdays.
Until 13th January you can come along and see my Art Exhibition of acrylic abstract art and Pebble Art pictures. If you want to add some big bold colour to your life, then pop along ! All paintings & pictures are available for sale at reduced prices. lynnandseanh@yahoo.co.uk ; Tel/whatsapp 650958144 


Joven Orquesta Mediterránea (Mediterranean Youth Orchestra): Performance will take place at The Casa De La Cultura Almuñecar Sunday 23 Jan, 7pm. Tix available at Viajes Eroski Almunecar.
Venue: Calle Puerta de Granada 1, 18690 Almuñécar  FB link 


The Boma Restaurant: Live music with Sevs, Sat. Jan 8th, 7:30pm
Location- Av. de Mijas, km 2.5, 29120 Alhaurín el Grande
Reservations recommended. Tlf 952491194  FB link 


Tipi Tapa Restaurant: Flamenco dinner Thursday 1/6/2022 Reyes, great show unique on the Costa del Sol, flamenco A Capella, 5 artists featuring guitar, singing and dance. Please book your flamenco dinner in advance. The show starts at 7.30pm. Telephone 951 311 630 / 627 635 890
Entrance €10 per person does not include dinner. Covid rules enforced.
Calle Malaga 4, 29640 Fuengirola 


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Part time position offered in an activity company: We are an established, Torrox based company of 18 years specializing in activity holidays. We are seeking 2 part time walking guides. We are fully licensed and insured.
Interested applicants should possess the following:
A clean Spanish driving license.
Spanish residency.
To be confident to transport clients in vehicles, including 9 seater new minibuses.
An accommodating, kind and outgoing personality. And a good sense of humour!!
A basic knowledge of the Spanish language.
An interest in Andalucian culture and it’s history.
A good knowledge of walking trails in the Axarquia and other areas with Andalucia.
Terms and conditions to be discussed. Very good remuneration offered to the right applicants. Please apply in confidence via email.
fellows 186 @ hotmail . com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate property request: (Correction, my error. -Ed.)
Digamites we need your help in find a property for a client,
Must have
-Rincón de la Victoria to Nerja
-up to €120,000
-1 or more bedrooms
If you are selling a property which fits this criteria this please contact us.
For winter rental available from 1st October 2022 until 30th April 2023, for 3 of more months. Lovely 2 bedroom apartment in the residence area of Torremolinos. 10 minute walk to the beach. Wifi, air conditioning and secure parking. €800 a month plus electricity for rebaja of 3 months or more.
Link to the property on our website https://www.blucee.com/index.php/property/coopers-atico/
We are also taking bookings on our other rental properties 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
Email: info @ blucee.com
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Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre:
-Synthetic rattan coffee table with smoked glass
Measurements 105 x 55 x 37cms Price 35€
-Bamboo table with solid top with 2 matching chairs
Measurements 80 x 80 x 77cms Price 65€
-Pine table with 4 matching chairs Diameter
80 x 80 x 77cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Brand new double memory foam mattress , 135 x190 x22. Too soft for us. Only slept on it one night. Bought on 27th Dec for 215 euro’s. Selling for 150 euro’s. Collection in Torre del Mar. Marilyn, Triana.
Contact marilyn.boakes at btinternet.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Double pine headboard 10 euro
-Gas heater without gas bottle 15 euro
-Small electric log burner style fire 15 euro
janebs@hotmail.co.uk ; 637716703
Jane, Canillas de Albaida 


Wanted: I would like to buy a leather corner sofa in very good condition please.
Maurice, Malaga. Email: mauricemulvihill @ gmail.com


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Covid Andalucia- Andalusia registers 71 Covid admissions since New Year with more than 38,000 new infections:
{Translation, summary} 03/01/2022 18:05
-A total of 71 hospital admissions due to Covid have been recorded in Andalusia from 31 December to Monday, a period in which the Regional Ministry of Health has confirmed a total of 38,155 new cases of coronavirus and nine deaths.
-The figures confirm the trend of the sixth wave, marked by the omicron variant, with high incidence and low clinical impact. In total there are 1,179 patients admitted with Covid in Andalusian hospitals, of which 194 are in ICU, 12 more than last Friday. This means that the total increase in hospitalised patients only represents 0.19 percent of the confirmed positives in the last 3 days.
-In terms of incidence, the rate of infection per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days has risen to 1,519 cases. Cordoba has the highest rate with 2,279 cases, followed by Granada (1,746), Jaen (1,699), Seville (1,424), Cadiz (1,370) and Almeria (1,284). The province of Huelva, which a fortnight ago had one of the highest rates in the region, has once again fallen below the Andalusian average and has the lowest rate with 1,265 cases.
-Three provinces, Cordoba, Granada and Jaen, are above 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 7 days.
-The community, with incidence figures below the national rate, will this Tuesday exceed one million people infected since the start of the pandemic.
Source, Spanish


Covid Spain- Spain records 372.766 new cases since Thursday and the incidence rate is shooting up to the 2.295:
{Translation, summary} Jan 3, 2022 19:45
-Spain starts the year with a new record of incidence. Cases per 100,000 population in the last 15 days amounted already to 2.295, a rise of 520,53 points from Thursday. This flag chains as well more than a week in the absolute maximum ratings from the start of the pandemic. From the days leading up to Christmas, the infections have soared exponentially.
-The number of deaths remains more stable, although since Thursday have occurred 168 deaths because of the coronavirus.
-This Monday, however, the occupancy of the ICU at the national level already exceeds 20%, something that has not occurred since the 23rd of August, a month after a peak of cases of the fifth wave of the pandemic. In total, there are 1.974 patients admitted in intensive therapy. The community that worst situation recorded in his ICU is Catalonia, a saturation of 40%. Source, Spanish


Covid Axarquia- Axarquia starts 2022 with three new deaths due to Covid and 1.687 new infections: {Translation} 3Jan21 13:42
-The first covid-19 data update of the Consejería de Salud de la Junta de Andalucía in this year 2022 has confirmed this Monday 3rd January the death by coronavirus of 3 people in Axarquia, which brings the number of deaths by this reason in the region to 226 people since the beginning of the pandemic.
-The deaths have been reported in Vélez-Málaga, where 2 people have died since New Year’s Eve. The other death has been reported in Nerja. Thus, 109 people have died in Vélez-Málaga since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis and 16 in Nerja.
-These data also confirm a total of 1,681 new infections counted since last Thursday 31 December.
-As for the cumulative incidence rate, Axarquia has marked this Monday 1,937.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and up to 23 of the 31 municipalities in the region exceed the rate of 1,000 cases of contagion accumulated in the last 14 days.
-In this sense Alfarnatejo is the municipality of Axarquia with the worst incidence rate of infection and the third worst in the whole province with 3,571.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In one week, the Axarquia region has reported 2,243 new infections of coronavirus, 3,909 in the last 14 days. Source, Spanish


Junta to ask region’s top court to prolong ‘Covid passport’ for hospitality until 31 January: No other new restrictions have been announced following the regional government’s coronavirus pandemic ‘Committee of Experts’ meeting in Malaga this Monday.
The Junta has also confirmed that the current health alert levels 1 and 2 are to be maintained in the different municipalities across the region.
Additionally, the regional government has reinforced its commitment to face-to-face teaching in schools. Full article


More Sunday openings for shops in Malaga and the major tourist towns of the Costa del Sol: The Junta de Andalucia has designated Malaga an ‘Area of Large Tourist Influence’ meaning large stores will be able to open more often on Sundays this year. The declaration applies to shops in Malaga, Marbella, Fuengirola, Estepona, Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Nerja, Rincón de la Victoria, Mijas and Manilva. Full list of days in source article


EU to Introduce New Entry Requirement This Year for Britons & Other Third-Country Citizens Under A New, Not So “Visa-Free”, System: As soon as this system enters into force, all travellers from third countries who don’t need a visa to travel within the Schengen Area will be required to make an application in the system.
Nonetheless, it has been explained that the ETIAS won’t be mandatory for at least the first year of its implementation. The first year will be a transitional phase so the travellers can get familiar with the new requirement.
Depending on the country of origin of each applicant, the form will contain several fields that need to be filled.
The main information that will be required includes biometric data, address, education and work experience, the first country the applicant plans to visit, as well as other background and eligibility questions.
When all the required data is filled in, the applicants will need to submit their applications and pay a small fee. Forms will then be checked through automated checks across various EU, and international databases as well as will be screened for health or security risks. Full article


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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.

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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

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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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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