DigameXtra No. 2244 – WEEKEND EDITION – April 23rd, 2022

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Legendary American Singer Diana Ross will be gracing Marbella with her presence at a festival in July: Singer and former member of the Supremes, Diana Ross is the latest addition to the Starlite festival line-up and will give her one-off performance in Marbella on Wednesday, 6 July. This has been announced on Twitter, but is not on the Starlite website yet. https://twitter.com/StarliteCatOcc/status/1517091258220560387


Gonzalo: Performing live Sat., 23Apr 21:30, at Bea’s Postamt- Torrox Costa. Av. Europa, Blq 80 29793 Torrox Costa. FB


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Looking for a gardner: Experienced if possible – for a smallish garden of 900 sq. metres, very close to Competa. We would need your services for 3 to 4 hours once a week (any day would suit us) and the job would consist of caring for our flowers, small fruit trees, watering, weeding and sometimes a bit of minor building work. We would also need some small repairs to be done in the house. Please contact Paul / Competa at: 634351754.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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FREE: 3 seater sofa from IKEA with additional covers, free to a good home. Must be collected. Reason, I’m moving house. No time wasters please. 693200648 or Richard.copper@me.com
Richard, Torrox-Costa 



For Sale, 3 items:
-Brita water filter, clean and in excellent condition with six replacement filter cartridges €15
-Set of five SKK German high quality stainless steel saucepans plus steamer insert. Excellent condition. €65
-Ambiano mini convection oven and grill (not microwave) from Aldi. Clean and used very little. Excellent condition, ideal for pizzas, warming bread and heating ready meals. €20
Alan, Torre del Mar
Email: protonmale at protonmail dot com
Whatsapp 00 44 7885 298691 



For Sale, 2 items:
-Jigsaws for sale. Many more than pictured. Mainly 1000 piece Gibson & Ravensburger. All complete. 5€ each. Come and choose which ones you like.
-Plain white crockery suitable for parties, weddings etc. mainly large plates, small plates and some bowls as pictured below. 20€ the lot.
Sue at La Vinuela. WhatsApp 697 299 345. sueaked@hotmail.com 



FREE: 2 door glass cabinet – free to collect, H 106, L 80 D 31 (cm), John, La Noria, Nerja tel +34 711078275 



FREE: 2 water dispensers as shown below.
Sue at La Vinuela. WhatsApp 697 299 345 ; sueaked@hotmail.com 



News & Articles

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Health notifies eight cases of acute childhood hepatitis of unknown origin: The Ministry of Health has confirmed eight cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin that affects children under 10 years of age, and also reports five classified as probable. Those infected are concentrated in Madrid, Catalonia -2 of them-, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Aragón, although according to Health reports, they are not related to each other. All evolve favorably, except one of them, who has needed a liver transplant. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/health-notifies-eight-cases-of-acute-childhood-hepatitis-of-unknown-origin/


Government and Junta at loggerheads over Costa del Sol beach repairs after strategy described as ‘joke’: Patricia Navarro, the Junta’s delegate in Malaga, criticised the lack of interest shown so far in combating the erosion of the Ferrara beach. She called on the government to specify the actions it planned to take and the timescale for them to be completed, and she described the strategy presented by the Ministry for Ecological Transition as a joke.
The government is planning to start the emergency works to stabilise some of the beaches on the Costa del Sol next week, after the damage caused by the storms earlier this month. Javier Salas, the government delegate in the province, said yesterday, 21 April, that the amount being invested is the third-highest in the past decade and that the works have been agreed and coordinated between the Coastal Authority and the councils. However, the subject has caused conflict between the government and the Junta de Andalucía. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/government-junta-loggerheads-20220422101242-nt.html


Investigation after two toddlers “escape” from a nursery on toy motorbikes in Andalucía: The Junta de Andalucía’s Education department in Almeria is looking into an incident in which two young children escaped from a nursery in the city. The children were found some 300 metres away from the building, riding toy motorbikes.
It happened on the Monday of Easter week, and a woman spotted the two-year-olds on their toy motorbikes in one of the city’s busiest streets. She immediately contacted the police, and officers came to take charge of the little ones and run them back to the nursery. “The appropriate measures will be taken,” said a source at the Ministry of Education and Sports, speaking about the incident. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/junta-investigating-children-20220422183059-nt.html


Yellow weather alerts issued for strong gusts of wind up to 70km/h in Malaga province: The probability of rain today (Friday) is 100 per cent, and it will be heavy at times, but forecasters say the situation should improve by Sunday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/more-rain-expected-20220422093746-nt.html


Portugal Drops Face Mask Requirement: The decision was announced yesterday, April 21, by the Minister of Health of Portugal, Marta Temido, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Temido said that travellers, as well as citizens of the country, will no longer be required to wear a face mask when accessing the majority of public places and events, such as restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, and museums, among others.
Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the requirement to wear a mask will continue to remain valid for all those who wish to access healthcare institutions and other facilities that are mainly frequented by vulnerable persons.
In addition, mask-wearing will also remain mandatory for everyone using all forms of public transport as well as for those travelling by plane. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugal-drops-face-mask-requirement/


Several EU Airlines Lift Face Mask Requirement: See the full list at: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/several-eu-airlines-lift-face-mask-requirement/


Switzerland to Lift COVID-19 Entry Restrictions for All Travelers on May 2: According to the most recent update that has been made by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration, starting from May 2, all travelers, regardless of their country of origin, will be permitted restriction-free entry to Switzerland: Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/switzerland-to-lift-covid-19-entry-restrictions-for-all-travellers-on-may-2/


Chief of EU diplomacy- ‘Countries can act on their own to cut off Russian oil and gas’: The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, one of the key people in Brussels’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, considers it essential for the 27 members of the EU to achieve energy independence from Moscow. But he also acknowledges that right now the EU lacks the necessary unanimity to apply an embargo on the oil and gas imports that feed the Kremlin’s coffers every day. As an alternative, he proposes voluntary schemes to cut Europe’s ties to fossil fuels, and he insists on supporting Kyiv by sending weapons to Ukraine. “The war will have to be decided on the battlefield,” he said this Thursday in a video interview with news organizations that are part of the LENA alliance, including EL PAÍS. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/international/2022-04-22/chief-of-eu-diplomacy-countries-can-act-on-their-own-to-cut-off-russian-oil-and-gas.html


F1 News- Mercedes ‘underperform’ in worst F1 qualifying since 2012: Struggling Mercedes “underperformed as a team” on Friday when they failed to make the final session of qualifying at a race for the first time in a decade, said Lewis Hamilton.
The seven-time champion and his Mercedes team-mate George Russell flopped at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, failing to reach the top-ten shootout on a rain-lashed and crash-hit day of five red flags at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Full article:

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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/
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