DigameXtra No. 2251 Tuesday, May 3rd, 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
-6th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-20th – Boat Trip from Benalmadena Port to Fuengirola with time to explore Fuengirola Harbour €28 includes coach, tips and boat trip to Fuengirola. Fuengirola is one of the oldest fishing ports on the Costa del Sol and has a plethora of fabulous fish restaurants. So if you fancy a fishy lunch…
-25th – Trip to Montefrio, Granada Province. Price €30 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.
-2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. We have just 3 pick ups – at the A1 Garden Centre at 08.00, Torre del Mar bus station at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. Returning from Gib at 16.30. We do have a 20 minute break on the way to Gib.
-24th – A visit to the fabulous Alhambra Palace. The price is 60€pp and includes Entry to the Palace and Guide. If this is not to your liking, stop off at the largest shopping centre in Europe, The Nevada Centre for 20€pp
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 Activities- El Morche: Wed. May 11 at 11am
Speaker: Norma with a Power Point Presentation titled: “Did you Know?” I invite you to join me for a fascinating visual frolic in history, geography, botany, zoology, etc., when I feature amazing tasty tidbits on what we may not have learned in school or anywhere else. For example, have you ever flown through a rainbow? How about street vendors of mummies in Egypt in 1965? Or did it ever cross your mind how big were Christopher Columbus Caravelas compared to other ships of that time? Or did you know there is such an animal as an Artic Hare or heard of Baby Cages? These are only a small sampling of what we’ll review together. Bring your questions, I love to make up the answers! LOL! 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 (12€ annually). 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 


TODAY- Torrox Spanish History Group:
Meeting on Tuesday the 3rd May at 11am in El Parquesol restaurant.
Our talk is by Chris Sherwood and is entitled “An Industrial Revolution in Spain”. Chris is a very experienced speaker and has given talks to quite a few of the organisations in Nerja.
The Torrox Spanish History Group also organise coach trips to various places of historical interest.
If you would like to know more about the Torrox Spanish History Group, then please contact me by email at patricianerja@hotmail.com 


Open Mic Night hosted by Dave & Miles Appel:
Friday May 6 at 22:00h at La Cochera, La Herradura
If you would like to perform please send a PM to Baiba Kvista
45 Paseo Andrés Segovia 18697 La Herradura  FB 


Rock of the Ages Band: Friday May 6th 8pm
Club Miraflores, Calle Petunia 1, 29649 Mijas
Res- 722 85 21 40 


Juan Luis Pascal: Live at Legends- Torre del Mar
Thursday May 5th 8-10pm
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G 29740 Torre del Mar  FB 


Nerja and Maro celebrate their traditional Day of the Crosses:
Tuesday May 3rd. We invite you to visit the different crosses elaborated by associations, collectives and neighbors of the municipality. The Municipal Cross, installed on the Balcony of Europe, will be softened by musical groups from 5 in the afternoon. You can check  more info & the location of the crosses here, Spanish:


Days of the Crosses- Torrox: 3rd May Tuesday & 4th May Wednesday. Tour our squares and streets visiting the wonderful altars and flower crosses that our neighbors have prepared. 


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Services Wanted/Offered

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and Cambridgeshire.
We are part of the ADH storage and Transportation company and as such have storage available in Competa and Peunte Don Manuel. Very reasonable rates.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
-Regular runs between UK and Spain
-Transport of personal property from full house moves to small single items
-Man & Van services
-Packing, including supply of packing materials
-UK Home shopping with UK delivery address
-Storage of property and vehicles in Spain
If we can be of service please contact Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required.  
UK: 0044 7846672013
Spain: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com ; FB Link
Our contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 


SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
Handyman service now available for those smaller jobs.
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
Scott/Arenas.   Home Page and FB-Link
Our contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  



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/ Our contact is 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 ; Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 


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 every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.



ADH Group Spain- At ADH storage we provide storage that meets all your requirements:
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?
Phone us for a no obligation quote and ask for Gail on 0034 698958566 or email adhspain@gmail.com
Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.   


Dog Sitters: Hello Readers of Digamextra, we are Silvia and Mario dog sitters, we have a family home, to take care of your dog, in day care and overnight. If you need to go to the doctor or walk around Malaga, we can take care of your pet in our house during the day. If you want to go out for several days, we can take care of your dog as part of our family. We are also trained for special care. Any questions please contact WhatsApp at 666-782 766, or
email: silviacaminante@gmail.com
We live in Torrox Pueblo. Thank you!


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate:
Last week was a fantastic week for BluCee! We finally signed for our new office in Torre del Mar.
This purchase is the next step in our success story, from Michelle starting and building the business to how Henny and Michelle have expanded and grown the BluCee brand together. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished.
Follow us on facebook for updates to our new office, which will undergo a complete renovation.
We look forward to welcoming you all in the near further to our new office in Torre del Mar .
Looking to sell? Contact us now info@blucee.com
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.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja (as well as the new Torre del Mar office), we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day. 


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Solid wood chest of 5 drawers Natural & Yute
Measurements 85 x 38 x 77cms Price 95€
-Solid pine chest of 4 drawers Natural & yute
85 x 38 x 60cms Price 75€ ( 2 available)
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Small table 30€
-Sofa table 50€
-Dining table with 4 chairs 90€.
Madeleine, Los Almendros, Arenas, Tel/whatsapp: 699757798


For Sale: Swimming Pool Cover Roller. Excellent condition, adjustable to suit pools 4 to 5.5m width. Easily dismantled for transport (2m lengths when dismantled). 75 Euros
Terry / Benajarafe. Tel: 619902193 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Two matching lamps, shades red/wine colour 30€ for both.
-Beige/cream rug good quality hardly used and has been cleaned size 133×190 50€ Irene, Nerja
Email: irene472001ATyahooD0Tco.uk 


For Sale: CO-Z Adjustable Ergonomic Kneeling Chair to Improve Posture. Knee Stool with Wheels and Thick Cushions (with Backrest). Bought from Amazon.es in Oct 2021. Never used. Cost new: €85.99. Will sell for €55.
Contact Sonia, Puente Don Manuel. Photo:
https ://www.amazon.es/CO-Z-Ergon%C3%B3mica-Rodillas-Respaldo-Ajustable/dp/B08P76MGTX/
swelprado at yahoo dot co dot uk ; Tel: 679158583


Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation for SPW Construction:
Is your house a muddy orange colour? Ours was, and then we contacted SPW construction, who gave us a reasonable estimate for the work, which was carried out in a professional manner, and now our house is totally clean and white again!!
Bob and Mary, Nerja, mary.allawayATgmailD0Tcom
Contact SPW Construction at 622 938 440
SPW is a DigameXtra Sponsor, so you can find their contact info everyday in the Sponsor’s Section.


News & Articles

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The price of the light is stable on Tuesday under 200 euros/MWh: {Translation, summary}
-The average price of electricity in the wholesale market remains stable on Tuesday and has been falling for four consecutive days, remaining below the threshold of 200 euros per megawatt hour (MWh).
-Specifically, the average price of the pool will stand at 191.47 euros/MWh, a slight decrease from the 191.81 euros/MWh average on Monday, according to data published by the Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE) and collected by Europa Press.
-The minimum price for electricity this Tuesday will be between 00:00 and 01:00 hours, at 152.89 euros/MWh, while the maximum for the day will be 223.5 euros/MWh and will be recorded between 21:00 and 22:00 hours.
-Compared to a year ago, the average price of electricity for this Tuesday will be 180.2% more expensive than the 68.32 euros/MWh of 3 May 2021. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-precio-luz-mantiene-estable-martes-debajo-200-euros-mwh-20220502130105.html


UK-Issued Driving Licences No Longer Valid for Britons Living in Spain From May 1:
-The United Kingdom authorities have announced that starting from May 1, all British citizens who have been residing in Spain for over six months will no longer be permitted to drive with their UK-issued driving licences.
-The news was announced last night by the British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
The UK and Spanish Ministers have been trying to reach an agreement over the mutual exchange of driving licences for some time now. The Spanish authorities extended the period of validity of the UK driving licences for the fourth time in February. However, it seems like this time there will be no extension.
-The British Ambassador has explained that since the two countries have failed to reach an agreement in time, British nationals who have been residing in Spain for more than six months will no longer be able to drive with their driving license that has been issued in the UK.
-However, it has been emphasised that this does not affect UK license holders who have just recently arrived in Spain. Those who have arrived in Spain recently have six months time from the moment they were granted Spanish residency to take the driving test in order to obtain a Spanish driving license.
-In addition, the Ambassador highlighted that the change also does not affect visiting motorists from the UK or Gibraltar. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/uk-issued-driving-licences-no-longer-valid-for-britons-living-in-spain-from-may-1/


EU set to ban Russian oil, ministers hold crisis talks on gas: The European Union was preparing a ban on Russian oil, with possible exemptions for wary countries, as EU energy ministers on Monday held crisis talks on Moscow’s demand that foreign buyers pay for gas in roubles or lose their supply.
Russia supplies 40% of EU gas and 26% of its oil imports.
To keep the 27-nation bloc united, the Commission may offer Hungary and Slovakia an exemption or a long transition period – with the overall ban likely to be phased in by the year-end, officials said on Monday. Photo: Bimmer/REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-set-ban-russian-oil-ministers-hold-crisis-talks-gas-2022-05-02/


Switzerland Has Now Removed COVID-19 Entry Restrictions for All Travellers: Travellers from all over the world can now enter Switzerland without having to follow any COVID-19 rules as the latter has officially dropped all of its measures today, on May 2.
This means that all travellers, regardless if they are reaching Switzerland from an EU or non-EU country, can now enter the country without having to present a valid vaccination, recovery or test certificate.
Persons who reach Switzerland now are only required to follow other entry rules, such as holding a valid passport or a visa, if such a requirement applies. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/switzerland-has-now-removed-covid-19-entry-restrictions-for-all-travellers/


Bulgaria Ends All COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions: Starting May 1, travellers will be able to travel to Bulgaria exempted from presenting a vaccination, recovery or test certificate, just like they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/today-bulgaria-ends-all-covid-19-related-travel-restrictions/


IPTV Crackdown- US Court Orders Every ISP in the United States to Block Several Illegal Streaming Sites: More than a decade after U.S. lawmakers scuttled the controversial SOPA legislation that would’ve required ISPs to block pirate sites, a US court has demonstrated that the ability to block sites has been available all along. Injunctions issued in response to lawsuits against three pirate streaming services require every ISP in the United States to prevent subscribers from accessing them. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/us-court-orders-every-isp-in-the-united-states-to-block-illegal-streaming-sites-220502/


THE END OF INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER- Microsoft says, please stop using Internet Explorer before it runs out of support next month: Microsoft announced in mid 2021 that it will retire the company’s Internet Explorer 11 browser in most Windows versions in June 2022. Microsoft is asking organizations to set a retirement date for Internet Explorer before June 15, 2022 to ensure that company employees won’t run into issues when IE retires.
Internet Explorer 11 won’t start anymore on its retirement date and Microsoft Edge will be loaded automatically, according to Microsoft. The company suggests that the new Microsoft Edge web browser is used instead by organizations, as it supports legacy Internet Explorer features through its IE Mode functionality.
Full article: https://www.ghacks.net/2022/05/02/microsoft-please-stop-using-internet-explorer-before-it-runs-out-of-support-next-month/


Handle-free Self Flying Umbrella? DroneBrella!


Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France: Organic and free-range chickens have been thrown into lockdown. Egg-laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks as some U.S. and European farmers temporarily keep flocks inside during lethal outbreaks of bird flu, according to egg producers and industry representatives. The switch comes as a surprise to shoppers already shelling out more money for eggs due to cullings of infected flocks. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/bird-flu-puts-organic-chickens-into-lockdown-pennsylvania-france-2022-05-02/


The beast of the Ebro that didn’t get away: An angler from Valladolid has landed one of the largest catfish caught in Spain, some 2.67 metres long and weighing 120 kilos, after “a colossal fight”. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/beast-ebro-20220429142950-nt.html 

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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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