DigameXtra No. 2266 Friday, May 20th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organisation that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Royal British Legion’s First Annual Masquerade Ball – Tickets are currently available and can be obtained by containing Kim at the number below.
On May 21, 2022, RBL’s first annual Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro – Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen will entertain party-goers as they enjoy a three-course dinner and wine. Welcome drinks and canapes will be available. Tickets are 40€ for members and 45€ for non-members. Please contact our events coordinator for more info contact Kim at +34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
-21st, Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro
-3rd, Lunch at Nueva Arenas in La Herradura
-14th, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa
-23rd, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro (Armed Forces Day Lunch)
Note that currently displayed in Gems Tea Room Torrox Costa is a small collection of oil paintings donated to the Nerja branch from Dot Graves. They are for sale. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Personnel Recovery Centre. Please visit to view and place a bid whilst enjoying Emma’s delicious cakes!
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/


Feria de Primavera 2022- Antequera: Spring Fair 26-29 May 


‘Circus of the Sea’ this weekend with a parade of clowns and pirates at Rincón de la Victoria: The schedule of activities will begin on Friday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. and will continue until Sunday, May 22, around 11:00 p.m. with fire shows starring circus professionals. 


Flamenco In Progress concert- Torrox: Sat., 21May 8pm
Rocío Márquez & Bronquio perform. Entry €15
Teatro Villa de Torrox, Av. Issac Albeniz 3, 29770 Torrox
Info & Tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/rocio-marquez-bronquio/ 


Flamenco at Tipi Tapa Restaurant: Unique on the Costa del Sol- flamenco a cappella (without microphone without amplification 5 great artists) every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Calle Malaga 4, 29640 Fuengirola. Reserve 951 31 16 30 


P.G.S. (Proper Golf Society) is a newly formed golf society that has recently been established in the area.
-We are based at Los Moriscos Golf, Motril.
-Fun, sociable and friendly golf for both men & lady players.
-We play each Monday, with a first tee off time of 10am.
-There are no joining fees, subscriptions or admin charges.
-Benefit from reduced society rate green fees, as set by the golf club.
-Buggies always available at extra cost. (Price set by the golf club).
-We play to established R&A rules.
-No gimmicks. Just a round of friendly golf followed by 19th hole banter!
Come and join us! For more information and to register your interest, please contact Chris (La Herradura) on Spanish mobile number 711016717

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: New Hours, 7pm 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. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! 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/


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For Sale: Quirumed Evolution 1500 vibrating physio machine in VGC. Price 75 euro. Contact Bob. Torrox Campo. Phone 693454206. Can deliver local. 


For Sale:12 x tablero 200 x 50 x 2.7 shuttering boards hardly used 15€ each or 13€ each the lot. Call Jane, Torrox Campo. Call 07958 789170 or
email: kingswoodjane@hotmail.co.uk 


Wanted: Second hand car. Wanted a Spanish registered 4 doors automatic or manual second hand car in good condition. Please contact Hamed on +44 7799692328 and email: hamedassam@icloud.com


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Water: Be sure to carry plenty of water for you and your animals if you are taking a trip inland this weekend. Friday in Seville is forecast to peak at 39C, and 34C for Saturday! 


News & Articles

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Boost for tourism as Spain set to drop Covid jab requirement for non-EU travellers ‘in a matter of days’: International passengers will soon be able to enter the country either with a vaccination certificate or a negative coronavirus test. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/


Seven out of ten foods became more expensive by more than 5% in April: Prices rose 8.3% in April, according to CPI data, and the shopping basket is the most affected: 73% of these consumer goods became more expensive by more than 5% in April compared to the same month of 2021, according to data from a NielsenIQ report.
-What rises the most in price is oil, which costs 75% more than a year ago. Thus, a liter of oil had an average price in April 2021 of 2.34 euros, while now the average is 4.11 euros. This rise in its cost has reduced demand, with a 32% drop in the volume of oil sold in April.
-Margarine is the second product that has become more expensive, specifically 35% compared to a year ago, and whose demand has fallen two points. It is followed by pasta, 31% more expensive, which is associated with a 10% decrease in purchase volume. A year ago the price of a kilo of pasta was 1.72 euros while now it reaches 2.24 euros, reveals Nielsen.
-Pastries become 25% more expensive, baby food and butter 20%, as well as household cellulose (toilet paper, kitchen paper), 17% more expensive. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/


The calima returns to Andalucía with the worst expected at the weekend: The dreaded calima haze, with Saharan sand dust in suspension, is returning to the south of Spain. But this time it will be accompanied by high temperatures instead of precipitation that fell as muddy rain in spring which left terraces and facades dyed red. The haze was already noticeable on Wednesday, 18 May, and it will increase in the coming days, especially in Andalucía and the south of Murcia, with the highest concentration of dust in suspension expected at the weekend. The new calima will clearly affect the air quality but it is not expected to be as strong as that of last March. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 


Golf News- PGA Championship 2022- Rory McIlroy seizes lead as Tiger Woods makes solid start: At Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday, Rory McIlroy shoots 65 and delivered his longest major birdie run to seize the lead in Thursday’s opening round of the PGA Championship while Tiger Woods finished in a share of 47th as he struggled to walk 72 holes at hilly Augusta National. Photo:AFP. Full article: https://www.firstpost.com/ 


New Bluetooth Hack Could Let Attackers Remotely Unlock Smart Locks and Cars: A novel Bluetooth relay attack can let cybercriminals more easily than ever remotely unlock and operate cars, break open residential smart locks, and breach secure areas. The vulnerability has to do with weaknesses in the current implementation of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), a wireless technology used for authenticating Bluetooth devices that are physically located within a close range.
After being alerted to the findings on April 4, 2022, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) acknowledged that relay attacks are a known risk and that the standard body is currently working on “more accurate ranging mechanisms.” Full article: https://thehackernews.com/


For Gospel Music Fans: In the summer of 2011, two American iconic musicians met and jammed up a storm. Very few people heard what they created until now.
The 12-track live album “Carry Me Home” is the long-awaited record of what happened when Grammy-winning soul and gospel star Mavis Staples visited her good friend Levon Helm, the Grammy-winning drummer and singer of The Band. It would be one of Helm’s final recordings before his death, the next year.
There are the gospel classics like “Hand Writing on the Wall” and “Farther Along,” protest songs like “This Is My Country,” an electric “You Got to Move,” Buddy Miller’s “Wide River to Cross” and “When I Go Away,” a Helm’s favorite. Staples’ sister Yvonne sang and so did Helm’s daughter, Amy. Full article: https://apnews.com/  & VIDEO LINK 


Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater:
-Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the environment minimal.
-The plan was submitted by the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings in December based on the government’s decision last year to release the wastewater as a necessary step for the ongoing plant cleanup and decommission.
-A massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 destroyed the Fukushima plant’s cooling systems, causing the meltdown of three reactors and the release of large amounts of radiation. Water that has been used to cool the three damaged reactor cores, which remain highly radioactive, has since leaked but was collected and stored in tanks.
-There is still concern in the community and neighboring countries about the potential health hazards of the release of the wastewater that includes tritium — a byproduct of nuclear power production and a possible carcinogen at high levels.
-The government and TEPCO say more than 60 isotopes selected for treatment can be lowered to meet safety standards, except for tritium, but that it is safe if diluted. Scientists say impact of long term low-dose exposure to the environment and humans are unknown, and that tritium can have a bigger impact on humans when consumed in fish than in water. Source: https://apnews.com/


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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 


Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. 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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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

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