DigameXtra No. 2179 Monday, Feb.7th, 2022

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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.
-25th–Trip to Benalmadena Market and Marina €15pp
-4th-Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-18th-Trip to Ronda by train, w/ English speaking guide in Ronda €40 TBC
-14th–7 night cruise with MSC Cruise. Prices from €870 pp based on 2 sharing a cabin. €150 deposit pp required. Itinerary includes: depart Valencia and calling at Genoa, Civitaveccia, Palermo, Ibiza with 2 days at sea.
-27th– (Wednesday) Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €23,50
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 


Presentation at the Bio Beach Restaurant: Wed. Feb.9 at 11am: Speakers: Jose Manuel & Norma – Power Point Presentation at the Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche –Topic: La Desbandada and the sinking of the Delphin off Calaceite coast, Torrox, in Jan. 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. This presentation will mark its 85th anniversary. The Desbandada highlights the massacre on the A-340 on Feb. 8th, 1937 where innocent civilians fell victims to Franco’s allies. La Desbandada consititutes the most desastrous and poignant episode of the Spanish Civil War in Malaga and one of the worst of the entire conflict. At the Torre del Mar Bus Station, an outside museum features the signatures of the victims of that grim date. The Bio Beach presentation is free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programs are presented in an effort to attract more members (12€ annually). Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. Masks required. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 


Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa:
Re-Opening Monday Feb 7th.

Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. FB link with map
Open Mon – Sat, 14:00 – 20:00. Warm greetings and see you soon. Closed Sundays. Tel +34 711 03 20 17


DJ Steve Altman: Valentines Boogie Party at Restaurante Taurus Bar (formally known as El Pino) – Torrox Park. Friday 11/2/22 8pm-midnight
€5 entry, includes a free shot. Tickets available from the bar. FB link


Last Man Standing: Live at Bar Flores, Saturday 19th Feb, from 8.30 Tickets 3€ phone 711003834 to book
Basket meals available. Location:15 Calle la Union, 29532 Mollina ES FB link 


Flamenco Show & Dinner: Restaurante Tipi Tapa
Thursday 10/2/2022 great show unique in the costa del sol, flamenco Capela, 5 artists guitar sing dance. Book your dinner flamenco show starts 19.30. Entry 10€ per person, does not include dinner. COVID Security. Phone 951 311 630 / 627 635 890. Email: Info@restaurantetipitapa.com
Calle Malaga 4, 29640 Fuengirola 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
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:
We regularly hear people saying “The British are not buying at the moment”. The numbers of British people looking to buy has fallen since Brexit, but this has not affected our business because we have clients from Europe, Scandinavia and further afield. In 2021 we had buyers from Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Spain, UK and Switzerland, to name a few. So far this year we have sales agreed or completed with buyers from Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia and the UK.
If you are thinking of selling, then do not worry, we have all corners of the globe covered. Contact us and find out how BluCee can help you.
We currently have many requests for country properties with a minimum of 2000m2 land and coastal properties from Nerja to Rincon de la Victoria.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.


For Sale, 2 items: Quad bikes.
-Jianshe Puma 250,no itv, 400euros ONO.
-Black 250, no visible brand, no papers was bought as a project for grandson. 50euros.
James / Gwyneth / Torrox Costa +447936542728
Email: gwynny1604@hotmail.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Woven leather shoulder bag. Very good condition. 20 euro.
-2x Table lamps. 8 euro each, or both for 15 euro.
-Beckon bread maker. Well used, but in good working order. Only 10 euro.
Can meet at Archez or Canillas de Albaida.
Contact Keith / Canillas, mobile 693 107 206 or
Email: keithrocksue AT gmail DOT com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-4x very solid wooden doors (2 at 63.5cms x 44) and (2 at 73.5cms x 43.5). 20€ the lot
-Ikea Rattan Double Bed with mattress 168cmsW x 200cmsL. 70€
-Child’s Hobby Horse on solid base – (1m long 90cms high) doesn’t rock! 50€
Nick, La Herradura
Email: keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Tessara designer black sequin dress with bolero. Only worn once. Size 38/40, €30
-1 dress, black off the shoulder sequin dress. Only worn once. Size 38. €15
-Ufesa electric radiator, €15
Jane / Canillas de Albaida / 637716703
Email: janebs@hotmail.co.uk 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Art Deco (1930s) 14 piece bone china tea set from the English ”Old Royal China’ factory consisting of 4 x cups, 4 x saucers, 4 x side plates, sugar bowl and sandwich plate. 25 euro.
-Vintage wood and brass coal skuttle with shovel dating to the 1930s/40s. Good condition apart from some marks inevitable with use and a water mark. 30cm tall x 32.5cm wide at the base x 44.5cm deep at the base. 25 euro.
-Pair of antique pots marking the coronation of King George Valley and Queen Mary in 1911. 20 euro.
Photos emailed on request.
Buyers to collect from Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo).
Brenda (Torrox Costa) WhatsApp 711003687
email: brendaleetorrox at gmail dot com 


Recommendations & Requests


DHL: Hello, has anyone experience with DHL pick-up- and delivery service? For example, to send items from here to Madrid by payment.
Thanks. Edwin / Competa / boegero@gmx.de


Death Certificates: My husband died in November and I am yet to receive the death certificate (there was no PM or anything.) The funeral director says this is down to the Courts and all they can do is to keep asking for them. It is now almost three months and I cannot even start the paperwork I need to do. Has anybody else been in this situation? I thought about contacting the Citizens Advice Bureau but would they be able to help? I understand you are allowed six months to deal with these things, is it six months to complete them or to start proceedings?
Any advice would be welcome. Carole, El Morche


News & Articles

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Covid Saturday Report Malaga & Andalucia: {Translation} 5Feb22
-The SAS reports that, in the last 24 hours, a total of 821 positives for coronavirus have been registered in Malaga, which brings the number of infections in this province to 241,389 since the start of the pandemic, reports Cadena Ser. This day 6 deaths from covid are recorded.
-The sixth wave continues to subside, the number of recovered rises to 1,613 and practically doubles the number of new registered cases.
– In the last 24 hours there have been 32 new hospital admissions and, however, the number of bedridden in Malaga hospitals due to covid amounts to 356 people this Saturday, 27 less than yesterday, of which 35 are in Intensive Care Units .
– In Andalucia, the downward trend of the sixth wave also continues in a day in which 4,818 positives for coronavirus and 49 deaths from the pandemic are registered.
-There are 162 new admissions for covid, although the healthcare pressure also drops in Andalusia with 1,897 bedridden, 88 less than yesterday, of which 214 are in ICUs.
-The number of recovered in the last 24 hours amounts to 8,555 people. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-presion-asistencial-a-la-baja-en-una-jornada-con-seis-fallecidos-y-821-contagiados-por-covid-en-la-provincia-de-malaga/


Ikea’s coming: Almeria Urban Development councillor Ana Martinez Labella confirmed that Ikea has requested a building licence for the 27,000-square metre plot in the Rambla Belen shopping centre near the A7 motorway which it acquired in 2018. Processing the application for the licence is expected to take approximately three months. Source:


Arabic cuisine, a free course at the San Francisco Market in Vélez-Málaga: {Translation}
-Arabic cuisine is a festival of flavours, smells and colours. It takes the essence of various cultures and has several points in common with Mediterranean gastronomy but with Asian touches, as it uses spices such as curry, saffron, turmeric, cinnamon, mint and garlic. Vegetables and cereals take precedence over meat, and the sweets are well known, which delight more than one person.
-Now the Association of Muslim Women Hidaya, in collaboration with the area of Citizen Participation of the Town Hall of Vélez-Málaga, is going to organise a free Arabic cooking course to learn how to prepare couscous, a typical Arabic dish, and sweets.
-The courses will take place on the 18th, in the afternoon, and on the 25th of February, in the morning, at the Citizen’s Office, located in the San Francisco Market in Vélez-Málaga.
-For the first of the appointments, the registration period begins this Monday 7th and ends on the 11th of February. Those wishing to attend on the 25th, must register from 14 to 18 February. To do so, please send an email to participacionciudadana@velezmalaga.es with your name, surname and contact number. Places are limited. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/cocina-arabe-velez-malaga/


More Computer Tech Hubs Coming To Malaga- The Digital Agency and the Cybersecurity Center of Andalusia will be installed in the Palmeral de las Sorpresas: {Translation, summary} Feb 6, 2022 15:21
-To introduce these new facilities, Malaga will host the first Andalusian Cybersecurity Congress March 23 & 24.
-It is announced this Sunday in the city of Malaga that the Palmeral de las Sorpresas, located on Pier 2, will host the headquarters where the Agency Digital of Andalusia and the Cybersecurity Center .
-As detailed in a press release by the Board, the Minister of the Presidency has pointed out that the Digital Agency is a fundamental pillar for the community to become “the leading region in southern Europe in digital transformation”, as is the Center for Cybersecurity, which is also “essential to promote the business ecosystem in this sector”.
Source, Spanish: https://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/malaga/2022/02/06/agencia-digital-centro-ciberseguridad-andalucia-62374569.html


Charles praises Elizabeth’s blessing for ‘Queen Camilla’ in jubilee tribute: Prince Charles on Sunday thanked his mother Queen Elizabeth for publicly stating her desire that his wife Camilla becomes Queen Consort when he becomes king, acknowledging the honour on the 70th anniversary of her accession to the British throne.
The request – a blessing that will likely remove the need for any discussion about future titles – follows an earlier era when Camilla was vilified by the tabloid press for the breakdown of Charles’ marriage to his first wife, the late Princess Diana. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/prince-charles-leads-tribute-queen-after-70-years-throne-2022-02-06/ 


Landlord forced to close ‘Britain’s oldest pub’ which first opened in 8th century: The historic Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub in St Albans, which first opened in 793, has closed after the company which runs it went into administration. The pub’s owner Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) are now talking to the administrators of his company and will soon decide whether the venue will reopen.
The popular pub dates back to 793 and was renamed after it hosted cock fighting in the main bar in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Yes, I know there are other pubs that also claim to be the oldest. -Ed.)
Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/landlord-forced-close-britains-oldest-26151117


Sweden, Denmark & Norway ENDING Covid restrictions following England’s Move to Plan A with most restrictions removed on Jan 27th:
-Sweden- Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced Thursday that all of the country’s restrictions would end on Feb. 9, allowing people to return to restaurants without capacity or operating hours limitations, AP reports. This also includes the end of its vaccine and face mask mandate on public transportation, as well as its recommendation to limit social contact.
-Denmark- Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced Tuesday that the country no longer considers COVID-19 to be a “socially critical disease” and would lift its restrictions. “The pandemic is still here but with what we know, we now dare to believe that we are through the critical phase,” Frederiksen added.
-Norway- Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre announced Tuesday that Norway’s restrictions would end. “Even if many more people are becoming infected, there are fewer who are hospitalised. We’re well protected by vaccines. This means that we can relax many measures even as infections are rising rapidly,” Støre said. Full article: https://news.yahoo.com/3-european-countries-ending-covid-173638041.html
More details at: https://news.sky.com/story/scandinavia-to-become-almost-entirely-free-of-covid-restrictions-with-sweden-to-join-denmark-and-norway-in-scrapping-rules-12531449
England “Plan A” Official Info: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/england-returns-to-plan-a-as-regulations-on-face-coverings-and-covid-passes-change-today


Austria on Friday is first country in EU to legally mandate all adults get vaccinated against COVID-19: Those without vaccine proof or an exemption face an initial fine of up to up to 600 euros. Authorities are expected to begin checking people’s vaccine status March 15. Individuals could be fined up to four times a year. The law will last until Jan. 31, 2024. Full article: https://www.axios.com/austria-covid-vaccine-mandate-law-8f34f54f-41dd-4434-84a5-63ebef6a9e3e.html


El Gordo de la Primitiva: The result of the Gordo de la Primitiva today, Sunday, February 6, 2022 is: 13, 18, 47, 50 and 51the key number being 8. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-for-sunday-february-6-2022/ 


Olympic Medal Table, Sunday Feb 6th 2022: Click/tap the pic to enlarge. See Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 info site, has full schedules & scores: https://olympics.com/en/


Mark Zuckerberg and team consider shutting down Facebook and Instagram in Europe if Meta can not process Europeans’ data on US servers:
-If Meta is not given the option to transfer, store and process data from its European users on US-based servers, Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe, the social media giants’ owner reportedly warned in its annual report.
-The key issue for Meta is transatlantic data transfers, regulated via the so-called Privacy Shield and other model agreements that Meta uses or used to store data from European users on American servers. The current agreements to enable data transfers are currently under heavy scrutiny in the EU.
-In its annual report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Meta warns that if a new framework is not adopted and the company is no longer allowed to use the current model agreements “or alternatives,” the company will “probably” no longer be able to offer many of its “most significant products and services,” including Facebook and Instagram, in the EU, according to various media reports, including in iTWire, The Guardian newspaper and Side Line Magazine. Full article: https://www.cityam.com/mark-zuckerberg-and-team-consider-shutting-down-facebook-and-instagram-in-europe-if-meta-can-not-process-europeans-data-on-us-servers/


Another Major Pirate IPTV Seller in EU Shut Down: This time it is pirate IPTV seller “Go Fast IPTV”, a platform that offered movies, TV shows and live streams of pay TV channels, plus more than 85,000 on-demand titles. This platform had clients worldwide, and was the largest seller of IPTV subscriptions in the Netherlands. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/brein-chases-largest-dutch-pirate-iptv-supplier-around-the-world-220205/


Torrent Downloading Fans Lose Major Source As ETTV Shuts Down:
ETTV has shut down and will not be coming back. The operator of the site informs TorrentFreak that he doesn’t have the funds to keep the site and upload bots going. The domain names are still registered for now but these won’t be renewed either. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/piracy-icon-ettv-officially-shuts-down-due-to-a-lack-of-funds-220206/


Protests against vaccine mandates are paralyzing Canada’s capital, Ottawa’s mayor says: Protesters camped out in the Canadian capital outnumber the police and control the situation, the city’s mayor said on Sunday, as a demonstration against vaccine mandates entered a 10th day and the government said it would not back down on the issue.
The “Freedom Convoy” began as a movement against a Canadian vaccine requirement for cross-border truckers but has turned into a rallying point against public health measures and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. Amid incessant horn blaring (horns are silenced Sundays) and occasional fireworks, a polished supply chain – including portable saunas, a community kitchen and bouncy castles for children – has sustained the protesters. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/protest-against-vaccine-mandates-paralyzing-canada-capital-mayor-says-2022-02-06/


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-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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