DigameXtra No. 2170 Thursday, Jan. 27th, 2022

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Stunning coffee table/ storage been sanded back to natural with yute base with satin finish Measurements 99 x 90 x 43cms Price 125€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 



For Sale: 2 x single mattresses measuring 80 x 200. Blayfor Latexspring. Hardly used and in excellent condition. Super comfortable. Only selling as surplus to requirements. 60€ each or 100€ for the pair. Buyer to collect. Simon/Torrox Campo (only 800m out of pueblo, concrete road), call or WhatsApp +44 7976 714741 or
email: sigillyespana@gmail.com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Bedroom furniture, oak, good condition, 2 headboards, 2 bedside tables, 90€.
-Electric towel rail, new, 20€
Edwin / Competa / Email: boegero@gmx.de 


For Sale: PowerCraft Kango heavy duty electrical powered hammer bought to do a job so no longer needed comes with booklet and box. 120€ Buyer collects. Tel. 692414544. Eva / Phil / Caleta de Velez. 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Large, heavy, blue Tiffany style lamp with light up base. Beautifully handcrafted with many cut stained glass pieces. Antique brass finish to stem and top point. 17″ high 16″ wide. 70 Euros, open to sensible offers.
Blue Tiffany style lamp. Floral design. Beautifully hand crafted with cut stained glass pieces. Antique brass finish to base, stem and point. 20″ high 12.5″ wide. 45 Euros, open to sensible offers. If you think these sound expensive, check out the prices on Ebay and Amazon!
-Watercolour pad. Daler-Rowney very large, 20″ x 16″ thick (300gms) textured watercolour pad. Spiral top. 12 sheets. 18 Euros, open to sensible offers.
Can meet at the Cepsa petrol station (Nerja) near to the Autovia junction. Ian / Janet / Nerja 696662959 / 630568164 
Please note: the item I posted yesterday is a teapot, shaped to look like an alarm clock. Sorry for any confusion.


For Sale: Manual wheelchair. 2.5 years ago. Good condition. 80 euro. Photos emailed on request. Buyer to collect from Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo).
Brenda – Torrox Costa – WhatsApp 711003687
email: brendaleetorrox@gmail.com 


Wanted: Watches. Watch collector looking for collection all types of wrist watches, Swiss made or other considered.
Also- garage sale of all types tools and artifacts.
Ring. Ernie 616812765 whatsapp
Or email: ernestiznateAThotmailD0TcoD0Tuk


FREE: Crafting books. Lovely craft books, varied. Quilting, Sewing, knitting, Crochet. Free to crafters. Donation to Solidario appreciated. Sandra / Nerja
Email: sandra.coakleyevansATgmailD0Tcom 


FREE: Inco-pants and Meritene Sachets. Can anyone make use of a pack and a half of pull on inco-pants (size large) and 25 sachets of Meritene nutritional drink (similar to Complan in vanilla and coffee flavours). Only bought 10 days ago. Meritene price over 20 euro for 15 sachets. Free to anyone who can collect from Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo). Brenda / Torrox Costa. WhatsApp 711003687 or
email: brendaleetorrox@gmail.com 


News & Articles

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News Note: Yesterday the Junta requested that judges approve the COVID Passport requirement to enter hospitality and other establishments be extended until 15 Feb. There should be an answer by this evening.

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía adds 39 Covid deaths in a day, the highest number of the sixth wave:
-Andalucía has this Tuesday, 25 January, registered an increase of 6,370 coronavirus infections, some 3,433 fewer than the same day last week, while adding 39 deaths, 14 more than the day before, 10 more than a week ago and the highest number of the sixth wave of the pandemic.
-The 14-day incidence rate has dropped by 71 to 1,316 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down 135 compared to a week ago, according to data offered in Seville by the Junta’s Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre.
-Andalucía has, this Tuesday, registered an increase of 273 coronavirus patients in hospital making a total of 2,330, the highest daily increase during the sixth wave of the pandemic and an increase of 299 in the week-on-week comparison. The number of patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rose by 17 to 253, some 17 more than a week ago. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-adds-covid-20220125173254-nt.html 


Spain’s DGT issues new rules for electric scooters: Personal mobility vehicles (VMP) that are marketed in Spain as of 22 January, including electric scooters, must reach minimum technical standards outlined by the DGT. The new rules detail the classification of VMPs and what tests they should pass. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/rules-about-personal-20220125132022-nt.html


Benefit Payment to the Recently Unemployed: The State Public Employment Service (SEPE) has a unemployment aid of 463 euros, also known as ‘mini-stop’. This benefit is intended for people who have not accumulated a year of contributions to access unemployment, although they also have to meet certain requirements.
The aid is officially called in the SEPE ‘Subsidy for insufficient contributions’. If family responsibilities are taken into account, to qualify for it, they will have to have contributed 90 days, while for those who do not have responsibilities, it will be a total of 180 days.
In order to receive the aid, it is necessary to request it within a period of 15 working days from the start of the legal unemployment situation. The benefit can be requested telematics on the SEPE page or also in person by appointment at some of the administration offices.
The DNI, the official application form, the family book, the company certificate certifying the employment situation and proof of income, if required, are required. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/how-and-who-can-request-it-and-deadlines-to-do-so/


Controversial hotel project in Spain’s Cabo de Gata natural park gets new push: A controversial hotel project in Spain’s Cabo de Gata-Níjar natural park, in the southeastern province of Almería, is one step closer to going ahead. The project aims to transform a run-down cortijo into a 30-room hotel with 70 parking spaces in the heart of the protected ecosystem. Consisting of several buildings that were formerly used as a rope factory and a farm, the hotel would stand about 900 meters from Los Genoveses beach, one of the best-preserved environmental gems in the Andalusia region.
The regional government has made its approval conditional on the developers obtaining authorization for the reuse of treated water and also on the project being declared of public interest, formalities that should go smoothly given the Andalusian government’s support. The plan has, however, been condemned by numerous environmental associations and over 250,000 people have protested against it on the petition platform Change.org. Photo:Nuria Talavera. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/usa/2022-01-26/controversial-hotel-project-in-spains-cabo-de-gata-natural-park-gets-new-push.html 


Counterfeit money operation busted in Andalucia: National Police have busted a counterfeit money operation in Andalucia resulting in the arrest of 19 people in the provinces of Córdoba, Granada, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. Police dismantled the criminal organisation who had introduced fake 50 and 100 euro bills into circulation – to the amount of 130,000 euros. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/26/counterfeit-money-andalucia/


New luxury eco-glamping project in Rincon de la Victoria:
{Glamping is outdoor camping with amenities and comforts such as beds, electricity, and access to indoor plumbing, not usually used when camping. -Ed.}
A new glamping project with “luxury tents” has been given the green light in Rincon de la Victoria. The project already has the approval of the council and the Andalucian Government and now it’s time to process the permits and outline the financing. The objective of its promoters is to be able to open it next June, coinciding with the start of the summer season.
The chosen place is Finca La Paca in Benagalbon and the plot has an area of 29,525 square metres on which 2,512 square metres will be built.
It will be built with ecological materials, renewable energy and waste recycling, with customers able to enjoy the outdoors, cultivate gardens, shop at a local market and dine in the restaurant. Photo:gearjunkie.
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/25/new-luxury-eco-glamping-project-in-rincon-de-la-victoria/ 


Almuñécar bans motorhomes from seafront after complaints:
The town hall has issued an order to put an end to overnight stays outside of official campsites and is looking into setting up a dedicated area for caravans. Photo:IDEAL. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/almunecar-bans-motohomes-20220125150701-nt.html 


Netherlands lifts toughest Covid curbs with Denmark and France set to follow: The Netherlands has lifted its toughest Covid controls, Denmark is to remove all restrictions within days and France will begin easing curbs next week.
-Dutch bars, restaurants and museums were allowed to reopen on Wednesday. Cafes, bars and restaurants closed since mid-December can now reopen with reduced capacity and until 10pm as long as customers have a Covid pass, with cinemas, theatres, museums and sports events also allowed to welcome the public back.
-The Danish government, which two weeks ago allowed cinemas and music venues to reopen after a month’s closure, also announced on Wednesday plans to scrap remaining domestic coronavirus controls from 1 February. The move – which must be approved by parliament – will allow nightclubs to reopen, restaurants to serve alcohol after 10pm, and shops to lift limits on customer numbers. Vaccine passes will no longer be needed, and commuters may travel without wearing masks.
-Belgium last week announced a slight easing of its restrictions from Friday despite record infections, with bars and restaurants allowed to stay open until midnight and indoor activities such as play areas and bowling alleys to reopen.
-France’s vaccine pass, required since Monday to enter restaurants, cinemas and other public venues, would allow from 2 February audience capacity limits for concert halls and sports and other events to be lifted, with working from home also no longer mandatory for many employees and face masks not needed outside. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/26/as-omicron-fears-subside-europe-starts-to-reopen


Oil breaks $90/bbl for the first time since 2014 on Russia tensions:
Brent crude rose $2.15, or 2.4%, to $90.35 by 12:55 p.m. EST (1755 GMT), the first time the global benchmark has broken $90 since October 2014.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up $2.25, or 2.6%, to $87.86. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/oil-dips-profit-taking-ahead-fed-update-2022-01-26/

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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

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
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