DigameXtra No. 2262 Monday, May 16th, 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
-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 Restaurant- El Morche:
Bio Beach offers you some of the best food, company and vistas in La Costa del Sol. Why not treat yourself to a unique meal? For example, one of their popular breakfast is their green tostadas. Delicious nuggets of bread (and you can order your preferred type like whole wheat, etc.) covered with avocado and fresh tomatoes with a topping of pesto sauce; a total delight to your senses! The staff is professional, friendly and make you feel totally at home! Tell them DigameXtra sent you there!
The Bio Beach lectures are taking a pause for the summer. We will resume in September with a food presentation on Wed. Sept. 14th at 11am. These programmes 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 there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 


Liquid Lunch Band: Bar Atila, Sat 21May, 9pm
Puente don Manuel. Resv: 630 393 290  FB 


One For The Children, Young & Old: Muscial Theater
“Alice In Wonderland”. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 17.30 at the Teatro Del Carmen- Velez Malaga
This is a family theater for all ages, especially recommended for children up to 12 years (nursery and primary). Highly engaging and fun, it promotes values of excellence, friendship, equality and anti-bullying.
The duration is of 1 hour and 15 minutes; its price is 8 euros per person in advance: online, or at the Cultura de Vélez Málaga (El Posito) Office, or the Tourism Office in Torre del Mar. 10 euros at the box office (an hour before).
Info & Tix: https://entradium.com/ 


Moroccan Restaurant La Mediterránea – Malaga:
In La Mediterránea Moroccan Restaurant, you will find traditional Moroccan food, such as “Couscous” of chicken, lamb or fish, “Pastela” of chicken, “Tajine” of chicken or fish, kebabs, kebabs, shawarmas, among other dishes.
As for Mediterranean dishes, you can find “Paella de Mariscos”, salads, scrambled eggs, hamburgers, fried fish, anchovies, gazpacho, pizzas and more!
They also offer Arabic cakes, green tea, mint tea, cheesecakes, tiramisu and a variety of drinks! Moroccan Restaurant La Mediterránea, awaits you with the best of the Mediterranean!
You can find it at Pl. Murillo Carrera, 10, 29002 Málaga
Tlf: 951 68 52 35
Homepage & Photo Credit: http://www.restaurantemarroquilamediterranea.com/ 

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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/ 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
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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.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Specialising in property sales, we are listing specialists.
Our small dynamic team are forever evolving and thinking of new and different marketing strategies. We know that every sale and client are different, so we ensure that we change to fit these needs and requirements.
Personal bespoke service is our specialty, we want every client to feel valued and we strive to keep clients updated, informed and giving guidance through the selling process.
If you want a positive selling experience contact us to see how we can market your property for sale and ask about our exclusive competitive rates.
BluCee Real Estate look forward to helping you in the future.
We have clients looking for properties to buy inland and on the Coast.
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: Fishing Bed Chair – £25. Jane, Torrox Campo.
Call 07958 789170 or email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.u


For Sale: Metal Fire guard 140cm wide (unfolded) ,78 cm folded, 80 cm high. 25 euros. Contact Carole (Torre Del Mar)
on 615 378 705 or carolemajorie at hotmail dot com 


For Sale: BH women’s road bike with straight bars. Very good condition. A seriously good bike. Spanish hand-made bicycle.
(The photo looks like a man’s bike to me. -Ed.)
€120. Jim, Nerja, +44 7939 578057
jimrsvr AT hotmail D0T com 


For Sale: 3.2 metre inflatable / RIB boat with solid aluminium floor complete with oars and 15hp Evinrude 4 stroke outboard engine. Boat and engine are in excellent condition having been hardly used. It comes complete with foot pump for easy inflation and deflation. Carry bag included for easy transportation.
Price €1850. Contact Jim, Puente Don Manuel on +447840310932 (whatsapp) or email: jlb7@mail.com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Hammock chair, adjustable awning with UV protection. Purchased in March 2021 for 180 Euros new, great condition 125 Euros. Image credit and info link.
-Reclining chair. Purchased in 2016 for 680 Euros new, only used for 1 month, been in storage since then. 125 Euros obo
Contact Carole (Torre Del Mar) on 615 378 705 or
carolemajorie at hotmail dot com


News & Articles

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Price of diesel in Spain marks all-time highs and exceeds the European average for the first time: The liter stood in our country this week at 1,911 euros, compared to an average of 1,905 euros in the EU.
-According to data from the Oil Bulletin, Spain is the ninth country with the most expensive fuels among the 27 countries that make up the EU. In the case of diesel, the Finns are the ones who pay the most expensive per liter, with an average price of 2,218 euros. They are followed by Denmark (2,208 euros), Greece (2,171), the Netherlands (2,153), Germany (2,093), Sweden (1,964), Portugal (1,915), Estonia (1,894) and then Spain, with 1,878 euros per liter.
-As for gasoline, Spain is also in ninth place, surpassed by Sweden (2,257 euros per liter), Finland (2,242 euros), Germany (2,075), Denmark (2,074), the Netherlands (2,046), Belgium (2 .04), France (1,943) and Ireland (1,929). Full article: https://spainsnews.com/ 


Junta offers 451 temporary high-season jobs with its Infoca forest fire brigade: Extra staff are needed to provide replacement cover and reinforcements during the period of highest risk for forest fires. (Perhaps the Junta press officer is a Ray Bradbury fan?) Photo:biblio.co.uk. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/


Patients are waiting longer for surgery due to the pandemic:
-The average wait for an operation in Malaga province was 124 days at the end of last year and for a first appointment with a consultant it was 104 days. According to latest data released last week and based on the end of last year, the only local hospital with a drop in waiting time for surgery over the previous six months, was Clínico Virgen de la Victoria hospital, from 110 days to 66. Meanwhile, in the Regional hospital (formerly called Carlos Haya), the Costa del Sol in Marbella, and the hospitals in Antequera, La Axarquía and Ronda, the time to wait for surgery had gone up.
-The hospital in Malaga province with the longest average waiting time for surgery was the large Regional (in Malaga city), at 208 days.
-At the end of 2021, there were 203,640 people in Malaga province waiting for a first consultation with a specialist (26,584 more than six months earlier), with an average waiting time of 104 days compared with 94 in June 2021.
-In terms of the whole of the Andalucía region– including Malaga- the figures for 30 December last year show that 135,008 patients were on the waiting lists for surgery (11,669 more than six month earlier), with an average delay of 134 days. At the same time, 873,047 patients in the region were waiting for a first appointment with a specialist (152,441 more), and on average they had to wait 105 days (17 days longer). Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/patients-waiting-longer-20220513144314-nt.html


Ukraine has won The Eurovision Song Contest 2022: The UK’s Sam Ryder captures second place with his electrifying song Space Man proving to be a success. In 2021 the UK came last place receiving no points. Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, who were among the favourites going in, won in the end after scoring a whopping 631 points with their tune Stefania. Full article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/


Tennis News:
-Novak Djokovic claims his first title in over six months with a 6-0 7-6(5) victory at the Italian Open over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Photo:EPA. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ 
-Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open and will focus on building up to Wimbledon. Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/


Longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech resort:
A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic. The 721-meter (2,365-foot) -long bridge is built at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters (3,610 feet) above sea level. It connects two ridges of the mountains and hangs up to 95 meters (312 feet) above the valley below.
Sky Bridge 721, as it is known, is located in the northeastern part of the country in the Kralicky Sneznik mountain range near the border with Poland, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Prague. Photo:AP/Petr David Josek. Full article: https://apnews.com/

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
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