DigameXtra No. 2183 Friday, Feb. 11th, 2022

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Bingo Benefit for APAA: March 4th 19-23h.
Any one fancy a Bingo night in aid of APAA NERJA DOG RESCUE?
Three course dinner with aperitif included!
Venue is Dulce Casa, Av. Mediteraneo y Calle El Chaparil in Nerja
Fish Plate or Mixed Veg Plate / Meat Plate or Veg Lasagne / Dessert
Price 18€ per head. Please book and pay in advance in the apaa shop or online at gipsy48@yahoo.com ; or call Sue / Torrox 643406591. Thank you! 


Spring Arts and Craft Fair at Dulce Casa: March 4th 11-16h
Corner of Av. Mediteraneo y Calle El Chaparil, Nerja.
Vendors selling paintings ceramics wooden art scents soaps and lots more. Stall rents benefit Apaa Nerja Dog and Cat Rescue.
Entry Free! Hope to see you there.
Sue / Torrox gipsy48@yahoo.com 


Concert: Saturday, Feb 12th, at 8 pm Dana & Gianni will play at the Vincci Hotel, Pasillo Sta. Isabel 7, Málaga. Free admission
Info: dana10marzo@gmail.com 


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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: Hours, 6pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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. 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! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Malagalingo- Ready, set, go…SPANISH INTENSIVE COURSES
Our Spanish Intensive Courses 2022 are starting now!
So that you can speak Spanish once and for all
Make 2022 your year!!!
-Intensive Course 20 hours/week
-On BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea
-Dates: From Monday 24th January
-Timetable: From 10:00 to 14:00
-Price: 220€/person/week (with discounts for more than 1 week or 1 person)
– All materials included
– 6 students maximum (usual average of 3 students)
If you would like to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve one of the places for you.
Malagalingo Spanish School
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo ; www.malagalingo.com 



Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Great large pine wardrobe plenty of storage. Measurements 185 x 60 x 205cms 120€ ( buyer must unassemble and take away )
-Pine Welsh dresser Yute & natural Bronze handles
Measurements 90.50 x 44.50 x 186cms Price 185€
-Coffee table with solid wooden top with yute painted base. The wooden top is lacquered Measurements 130 x 70 x 39cms Price 85€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Valentines Day Gifts
Are you looking for a unique and original gift for your loved one this Valentines Day?
Pebble Art makes a great gift!
24 x 30cm white block canvas ready to hang. 25€
Many more designs available – dogs, cats, families – please get in touch FB link
Lynn / Torrox, Pebbles and Bambam Art
Tel / whatsapp: 650 958 144 ; lynnandseanh@yahoo.co.uk 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Heavy glass top table, 34×55 inches aprox, 20 euro
-Fly screen, 33×77 inches aprox. 7 Euro
-2x single bed headboard and footboard with frame. Excellent condition
38 x 27 inches aprox, 20 euro for the two. Will separate
Jane / Canillas de Albaida 637716703


For Sale: High Performance UK Laptop (Reposted as 1st to reply never followed up, and I deleted the emails of the others who replied.)
-4yrs old, refurbished & upgraded by DoctorLaptop
-Lenovo Ideapad 310-15, very low power consumption 15W
-UK keyboard w/ number pad
-Windows 10 Pro v21H2, fresh install, no bloatware
-12Gb RAM, brand new, high speed, professional grade
-480Gb SSD, brand new, high speed, professional grade
-Intel i3 6006U @ 2GHz processor
-Ethernet, 2.4/5 dual band wifi, 2x USB2, 1x USB3, SD Multi-Card Reader, headphone port, 4Hr battery
-Display 15.6″ True HD 1920×1080 + HDMI & VGA ports
-Added Software: MS Office Suite Pro Plus 2019, Firefox, VLC Player, Adobe Reader, CCleaner
-Shutdown time under 10 seconds!
New on Amazon over €800, without MS Office included.
€500, no offers. 30 day cash back guaranty. Buyer collects.
DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com 


Wanted: Walker. Has anyone got a four wheel walker with a seat they would like to sell. I am happy to meet along coast as far as Torre del Mar. Please contact Sue / Nerja on 952521289.


Wanted: Aluminium or PVC entrance door that is lockable please. Can collect. Please contact Warren / Comares on 618346098 or
Email: currycowboyAThotmailD0Tcom


Recommendations & Requests


Water Meter: Can anyone help with what we need to do with our house water meter? It is showing all zeros and doesn’t seem to be working. We don’t have any issues with the water in the house. Do we have to approach the water company in Velez Malaga to come and sort it out or is it something we can fix ourselves? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Angela / Caleta
Email: alcasbarra at hotmail at co dot uk


Milieurista meaning: Hi, The term: milieurista means somebody who earns 1000 euros (bruto) per month. Victor / Malaga


Definition of “ mileurista”: Hi Naythan, An interesting article here written 2015 over the definition of “ mileurista”. Susana in El Morche.
“Spain’s €1,000-a-month generation, one decade on”- EL PAÍS English Edition


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucía- Andalucía registers 9,626 Covid positives in 24 hours and the incidence rate rises by 25: February 10, 2022
-Andalucía has this Thursday, 10 February, registered a total of 9,626 Covid-19 positives in 24 hours, some 7,354 more than those recorded the day before, and it is the highest figure since 22 January (12,928 infections). The region has also notified 36 coronavirus deaths, which represents two more than those recorded on Wednesday.
-The 14-day cumulative incidence rate in the region stands at 618 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a rise of 25.1 compared to Wednesday after seven days of decline.
-The Health minister also explained that, by province, Almeria registers the highest incidence rate, with 1,148, while the lowest is Seville, with 437.
-The number of coronavirus patients hospitalised has dropped by 62 in 24 hours making a total of 1,650, some 442 less than a week ago, while admissions to an intensive care unit have also fallen by 18 to 183, which represents a decrease of 53 in the week-on-week comparison. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-registers-9626-20220210130608-nt.html 


Covid Malaga- The rate of Covid in Málaga up after three weeks of fall and there are nearly 1,800 new cases: {Translation} Feb10, 22 13:44
-The Covid rate is rising again in the province of Malaga, there are almost 1,800 more infected people, four more deaths have been reported with the virus and once again the number of newly infected people exceeds the number of cured people.
-The increase from 501.1 positives per 100,000 inhabitants on Wednesday to 526.1 on Thursday breaks the downward trend that has been uninterrupted since 21 January. It also breaks in the city of Malaga – which between the two days rises from 520.6 to 550.6 – and in Andalusia – where it rises from 592.9 to 618.1.
-In line with the increase in incidence, there has been a rise in the number of new infections. There are 1,799 positives reported in the last few hours, the highest daily figure in the last three weeks.
-Another negative aspect of the epidemiological situation is that the number of new infections – 1,799 – is once again higher than the number of cured cases – 1,481. During the last two weeks the situation was the other way around: there were more discharges than new positives.
-According to information from the Consejería de Salud y Familias, the pressure for care is down. From 321 hospitalised patients in the province on Wednesday, the number has fallen to 315 this Thursday. Of these, 29 are in the ICU. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tasa-Covid-Malaga-casos_0_1655535086.html


Nine under-the-radar Covid news stories from Spain you may have missed: Here is some of the less reported coronavirus news in Spain in February, from vaccine side-effects, to new Covid-fighting treatments being developed and other interesting information flying under the radar.
-Pace of child vaccination campaign slows down
-Spain to stop reporting on myocarditis from Covid-19 vaccines
-130 people die from Covid-19 in Spain every day
-Two new vaccines on the way, one of them Spanish
-Spanish researchers have developed a chewing gum that they claim helps stop the spread of coronavirus
-A new test to determine if you need to get a booster shot
-First person in Spain to sue for Covid vaccine side-effects
-Spain has donated 50 million vaccine does, but half of them haven’t been delivered
-Almost a million unused Covid doses expired in 2021
Read the summaries, with links to the full articles, here: https://www.thelocal.es/20220208/nine-covid-19-news-stories-from-spain-you-may-have-missed/


Spanish police warn of increase in scams on popular car-sharing app:
-The Cybercrime Department detected a notable increase in the number of scams targeted at users of a well-known mobile application that connects drivers with passengers for car-sharing allowing them to share the costs.
-The scam involves the victim (the passenger) being persuaded by the scammer (the driver) to continue the conversation outside the mobile application, usually via WhatsApp. The scammer claims that certain fees can be saved by making the payment outside of the app, or that the platform is not working properly.
-Once the victim has come to an agreement with the “driver” about the trip, the scammer provides the passenger with a link to a web page that impersonates the original platform, where the victim will be asked to make payment pay for the journey. This allows the scammer to get hold of the victim’s bank card details and immediately make online purchases on foreign websites. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/02/10/spanish-police-warn-of-increase-in-scams-on-popular-car-sharing-app/


Malaga no longer kills dogs- its animal health center, one of the first in Spain to achieve zero culling: {Translation} 10/02/2022 20:00h
-Abandoned pets are no longer killed in Malaga. The municipal animal health centre was one of the first in Spain to achieve ‘zero culling’. From the almost 2,000 animals that the Town Hall slaughtered in 2011, last year it went down to 33, and this was for strictly sanitary reasons.
-This is a 98% reduction compared to the figures of a decade ago, when practically all the animals received by the municipal kennels were euthanised.
-According to the City Council, a total of 993 animals, 544 dogs and 449 cats, were admitted to the zoosanitary centre last year. The campaigns to encourage adoption are having an effect. A total of 797 pets found homes, an increase of 11% on the previous year.
-As a result, only 14 dogs and 19 cats had to be euthanised, all of them for health reasons, as confirmed by the municipal veterinarians.
-The so-called ‘zero culling’ is one of the objectives that has been included in the government programme in recent mandates in terms of animal welfare and protection and is also part of the co-government agreement with the Ciudadanos group.
-But there has also been a drastic decrease in the number of admissions to the Consistory’s animal centre. There were 310 in 2021 compared to 1,594 in 2011. The City Council attributes this to the increase in public awareness of responsible pet ownership.
-There has also been a notable reduction in the number of cats collected by municipal services on the public highway. There were 299 in 2021 compared to 1,020 in 2011, 71% less, which is justified by the “success” of the programme launched in 2014 for the efficient management of feral cat colonies.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/malaga/sevi-bienestar-animal-malaga-no-mata-perros-centro-zoosanitario-primeros-espana-alcanzar-sacrificio-cero-202202102000_noticia.html


Firefighters tackle blaze near Burriana beach in Nerja: Firefighters were called out this Thursday evening to tackle a wildfire that broke out in an area of agricultural land and ravines on the east side of Burriana beach in Nerja soon after 7pm. The alarm was raised after smoke was detected near the Cala de la Doncella, not far from farms and avocado plantations. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/firefighters-tackle-blaze-20220210204550-nt.html


Olympic Medal Table, Thur., Feb 10th 2022: Click/tap the pic to enlarge. See Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 info site, has full schedules & scores: https://olympics.com/en/


‘Freedom Convoy’ protests reach from Canada to Canberra to Europe:
The protests over pandemic restrictions that gripped Ottawa and disrupted two US-Canada border crossings have inspired others that tapped into simmering resentment in cities around the world.
Here are some parts of the world to see protests of varying scale energised by the self-described “Freedom Convoy” in Canada. Full article: https://www.watoday.com.au/world/north-america/freedom-convoy-protests-reach-from-canada-to-canberra-to-europe-20220211-p59vke.html


Carved stone drum unearthed in England is one of the most significant pieces of prehistoric art ever found in the country: The 5,000-year-old drum carved from chalk is set to go on display for the first time in a major exhibition about the Neolithic site of Stonehenge and its historical context.
Extensive research into the drum, uncovered near a village in Yorkshire in northern England in 2015, has confirmed it is one of the most significant ancient objects ever found in the British Isles, the museum said. Photo:AP. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220210-prehistoric-drum-is-top-ancient-find-british-museum 

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

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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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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. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
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. See on Google Maps Note: while the building work on the main church roof is undertaken, please use the door on Calle San Francisco – at the back of the church buildings – to access our Sunday services.
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/ & FB link


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services: 
-Catholic Mass in English at Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
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

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/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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