DigameXtra No. 2227 Monday, April 4th, 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.
-27th – Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €30
-6th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver.
-20th – Boat Trip from Benalmadena Port to Fuengirola with time to explore Fuengirola Harbour €28 includes coach, tips and boat trip to Fuengirola
-25th – Trip to Montefrio, Granada Province. Price €28,50 and includes, coach fare, tourist train and drivers tip. Montefrio is a municipality in the province of Granada. The ruins of a Moorish castle sit near the highest point. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century. Montefrío’s main road leads on to Plaza Virgen de Los Remedios which then leads on to Plaza de España. Near the town is a vast archaeological site known as Las Peñas de los Gitanos, famous for its prehistoric tombs and remains of Roman and Visigothic settlements. Montefrio’s primary church is the only round church in the whole of Spain since its recapture from Arabian control.
-2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver.
-3rd – Platinum Jubilee Celebrations with a Hog Roast and all the trimmings at La Vega Restaurant & Bar, in Torre del Mar. Time 1.30. Price 12€ for non members & €5 for members. There will be a bar and music. Do come along and celebrate with us the Queen’s 70 years as our Monarch.
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 open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or
email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 


Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche, Events:
-Wed. April 13 at 11am. Speaker: Ray Sullivan presenting Topic: “Great Songwriting Partnerships of the 20th Century”. The programme traces the development of popular songwriting from the 1930’s through to the 1990’s. It features the works of a number of duos ranging from Rodgers& Hammerstein, Lennon & McCartney, Abba to Rice & Lloyd Webber. The artists performing these works include Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, Dionne Warwick, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles”. The show will last just short of 2 hours including an interval. The Bio Beach lectures are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programmes are presented in an effort to attract more members. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. We look forward to see you then! Please come early as we are running out of seats before 11am. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com.
-Are you ready for an envigorating, fun and healthy program in El Morche facing the sea? Introducing “Dance Gatherings”!
BIO Beach Restaurant is offering dance gatherings including a warm-up to start, followed by various mini lessons in different dance styles like cha-cha-cha and bolero with an hour of tango before we conclude with an informal social dance. José Luis Arquero Jimenez (José), the dance profesional, is qualified in a variety of styles such as ballroom, modern jive, swing, bachata, salsa, tango, etc… José confesses that Tango is his special passion! If you can walk, you can dance. This said, José invites you to try these healthy sessions. He will go as fast or as slowly as the group desires. As you know, dancing provides many health benefits, not only physically but psychologically and mentally. As we age, balance also becomes a challenge and dancing tones your body in remaining fit, agile and feeling good in its skin.
Numbers/Cost: We need 8 participants to start with a special offer of 8€ pp per session.
Place: BIO Beach Restaurant in El Morche behind the church on the beachfront
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 4pm – Starting on Wed. April 13
Restaurant: Bio Beach will offer a special meal to be enjoyed after the dance. Details will follow after the classes start.
For registration and/or information contact: norma2kk@aol.com 


Clean Up Torrox: Sunday 24Apr 10am.
The 22nd of April is Earth Day!
Let’s help our Earth by doing a deep cleaning!
Everybody of every age is very welcome. After the event we will also run a workshop for kids to rise some awareness.
We will clean: Playa Calaceite (walking) y El barco del Arroz (diving)
Free event. Bring gloves or diving equipment. FB 


Willie & the Inmates: Sat, 9APR 11pm
McClaud Pub, Juan Fernandez Palma 4, 29700 Vélez-Málaga FB 


ZZ Pub: From April 4th to 10th we celebrate our 31st Anniversary.
There will be a gig every night, various parties and we will try to make up for the inflation with some drink deals.
See our website for daily acts list, http://www.zzpub.es/agenda/
C/ Tejón y Rodríguez, 6 29008 Málaga


Jam Night: Friday April 8 starting at 9 pm till ?
La Cochera, La Herradura.
Come out and party with the coast’s finest and most colourful collection of performers. Musicians are welcome. Bring your axe!
Hosted by Miles & Dave Appel  FB 


Nigel Smith presents “From the Saddle to the Songs”
Tuesday 17May at A’Roma Pizzeria, Fuengirola
A fun night, with stories and secrets from the world of horse racing, first hand from pro racehorse trainer turned pro singer Nigel Smith, including a fine selection of songs from Nigel. €25 includes a turf or surf meal with a drink. This is a popularly requested and anticipated evening, a great sea front venue, please order your advance tickets, limited availability, booking only: Tel: 695 101 779 to Book Now. 


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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.
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From temporary to long term storage, we can find a solution for you. We have storage units in Competa and Puente Don Manuel, which are all dry and secure. All sizes of storage are accommodated. Do you need a suitcase stored or a full house move?
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Job Vacancies: Bar Atila is looking to fill two positions
Waiter/Waitress and a Cook. 20 hours a week average
Contracted positions
Bar Atila, C/ Buena Vista 9, Puente Don Manuel, Alcaucin 29713
If interested Contact Frank on:
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)


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For Sale: Wash basin. Small, unmarked wall mounted wash basin/cabinet, suitable for cloakroom for sale, it was inappropriate for my bathroom. Complete with siphon/trap but no tap. 25€.
Size: 42cm wide, 26cm deep and 50cm high.
Contact Martin 649560132 WhatsApp, Signal.
Location Los Puertas, near Benajarafe. 


For Sale, 2 items: 2 lots of 10 pillowcases each. Handmade, pretty fabrics mostly shabby chic, most of them with ruffles. Great to refill or use fabrics for quilting. 10€ per lot. Patricia, Velez-Malaga.
693373530 or whatsapp. Patricia. 


For Sale: Window. Double glazed good quality, good condition window with reckers. 120cm wide 100cm deep. 40€. What’s app 00447719227740
Lindsayhandcock27@googlemail.com ; Lindsay, Competa 


For Sale: Tripp large suitcase with four wheels, only used once 50cm x 75cm. Irene, Nerja. €50. Email: irene472001 AT yahoo.co.uk 


Wanted: 2 items
-Under counter freezer
-Gas water heater
dereksvillas@hotmail dot co dot uk
Tel. 690 066 309 ; Derek / Archez


Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation: New Gym in Torrox Pueblo. Training Studio Torrox is a great new gym in Torrox Pueblo run by John D. (all languages spoken). It’s fully equipped, good classes too (pilates, yoga etc). Top quality equipment, lovely studios and a beautiful terrace for yoga and pilates. Rates are excellent, very competitive, either monthly or pay-as-you-go. Located in Calle Alta, parking in the large free car park is a 5-minute walk using the shortcut through the square. I’m really enjoying training there, using the gym for circuits and the pilates classes on the terrace are excellent – highly recommended! The website is https://www.trainingstudiotorrox.com/en/
Steph in Torrox, StephanieJones2403AThotmailD0Tcom


News & Articles

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Spain Far From European Fiscal Rules Limits, Dutch Try To Help Bend EU Rules: Spain and the Netherlands will present a joint document at the meeting on the review of these rules which, among other things, limits the maximum deficit that a Member State can reach to 3% and public debt to 60%.
These levels are far removed from the economic reality in Spain –with a deficit of 6.9% in 2021 and a debt that still exceeds 120% of GDP–, after the spending boom to deal with the coronavirus crisis and the impact of the war in Ukraine. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/spain-and-the-netherlands-will-present-a-joint-plan-on-the-review-of-fiscal-rules/


The price of the light will go up more than 10% on Monday, and will exceed 250 euros/MWh: {Translation, summary}
-The average price of electricity on the wholesale market will rise by 10.32% this Monday and exceed 250 euros megawatt/hour (MWh), a level that had not been exceeded in the last four days.
-The maximum price of electricity will be between 21.00 hours and 22.00 hours, with 298.06 euros/MWh, while the minimum, 172.65 euros/MWh, will be recorded between 02.00 and 03.00 hours.
-Compared to just one year ago, the pool price for this Monday will be 807.97% higher than the 27.74 euros/MWh of 4 April 2021.
-The governments of Spain and Portugal have submitted a preliminary proposal to the European Commission to establish a reference price for gas of 30 euros per megawatt in order to lower the price of electricity. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-precio-luz-subira-mas-10-lunes-rebasara-250-euros-mwh-20220403135753.html


Spain Prolongs COVID-19 Entry Restrictions Despite Easter Holidays Approaching: Travellers were hoping that Spain would follow the example of the other EU/EEA countries and drop its entry rules. However, despite the Easter holidays being just around the corner, the Spanish authorities have not yet decided to lift or at least facilitate some of their rules, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-prolongs-covid-19-entry-restrictions-despite-easter-holidays-approaching/


Guardia Civil warns of scam Treasury email campaign: One week after the Spanish Tax Agency opened the period for declaring income tax – between 6 April and 30 June – the Guarda Civil has alerted people through its Twitter account to an online scam. The force warns of an email campaign claiming to be from the Ministry of Finance with the aim of getting members of the public to download malware to their devices, by making them believe they have pending documentation to present. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/guardia-civil-warns-20220331213447-nt.html


Ronda gears up for its historical Romántica event: Ronda, and the Serranía, s gearing up for its traditional Romántica event, which will immerse the mountain town in an era of bandits, travellers, muleteers and other characters from the early 19th century. It will be held on the last weekend of May and include many different activities.
The mayor, María de la Paz Fernández, announced that prior to the main event, on 20 April, a monument marking the Romántica route will be unveiled next to Camping El Sur, by the road between Ronda and Gaucín.
On the 22 May a walking parade featuring many of the towns and villages of the Serranía, wearing period costume, will be held in Ronda starting from the Murallas del Carmen starting at 7pm. Photo:SUR. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/ronda/ronda-gears-historical-20220331205611-nt.html AND VIDEO LINK 


The weather alert in Malaga: {Translation, summary}
-Orange alert for waves of up to 10 metres from midnight on Sunday.
-The rains that have guaranteed the water supply for the coming months, have given a respite this weekend in Malaga, where in some areas highs of 18 degrees have been recorded, with sunny skies practically throughout the province. The Aemet plans to raise the alert to orange from midnight this Sunday for coastal phenomena. Winds will blow from the east and northeast with force 8 and 9, while waves could reach 10 metres.
-The warning will remain active from 00:00 until 23:59 on Monday and will affect the regions of Sol, Guadalhorce and Axarquia. In the case of the first two, the probability of precipitation ranges between 40 and 70%.
-The warning from the Meteorological Centre precedes the instability that will start the week, when the weather will experience a change. Over the next few days, the effects of the cold air mass from very high northern latitudes known as the Ciril squall will be felt.
Maximum temperatures will be around 16 degrees, while minimum temperatures will remain at 10 degrees until Thursday, when the heat is expected to return.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tiempo-Malaga-Alerta-naranja-olas_0_1670833785.html


An earthquake was registered in Malaga on Saturday night: A seismic movement was registered in Malaga on Saturday, 2 April. It was at 10.15pm, according to data from Spain’s National Geographic Institute (IGN). The earthquake had the city as its epicentre and was recorded at a depth of 72 kilometres, so it was not felt by the population nor resulted in any damage. The magnitude was 2.5.
It is the second seismic movement in Malaga province this week. The first, according to information provided by the IGN, happened last Thursday in Casabermeja. It was at 8.46 pm and was recorded at a depth of 29 kilometres. The magnitude was 2.1. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/earthquake-registered-malaga-20220403093929-nt.html


Torremolinos holds first Foreign Residents Weekend this April:
April 23 and 24, open from 11am to 11pm each day. Full article:


Marbella couple warn of housing rental scam by fake post on Fakebook: On Sunday, February 27, they say they saw an ad on Facebook Marketplace showing a property available for rent in the area of Guadalmina, Marbella.  “We were excited at finding such a fantastic deal and it was an enormous blow to find out it was a scam.” She added: “I would like to warn everyone to be very careful.” She lost €2,700 to the scammer. She and her husband went to the address in Los Monteros on the date that had been agreed upon, but there was no sign of the woman who claimed to be the owner. They knocked on the door of the property that they had supposedly reserved with their deposit. The man who opened the door informed them that it was his house and it was not for rent, nor was it the first time that someone had come and asked about it. The devastated couple have since contacted the police, denouncing the alleged con artist and are now warning others not to fall for a similar housing scam. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/04/02/marbella-couple-warn-of-housing-scam/


Tennis News- Spain’s Alcaraz beats Ruud to become youngest Miami Open men’s champion: Spanish 14th seed Carlos Alcaraz capped a dream run at the Miami Open with a 7-5 6-4 win over Norwegian world number eight Casper Ruud in the final on Sunday to secure the biggest win of his young career. Photo:REUTERS/Sergio Moraes. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/alcaraz-beats-ruud-capture-miami-open-title-2022-04-03/ 

COVID Info References

Municipal Rates Map  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


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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Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:

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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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