DigameXtra No. 2286 Monday, June 13th, 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.
-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
-01st – 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.
-22nd – Day trip to Cadiz with Guide €35pp. Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, with archaeological remains dating to the 12th century BC, was founded by the Phoenicians. It has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is also the site of the University of Cádiz.
-29th – Trip to the Biopark in Fuengirola €32.50pp includes €18pp entry to the park
-15th – Evening trip for the Fireworks in Almunecar
-25th – (Thursday) Trip to the Lobo Park in Antequera with guided tour and a late lunch at the lakes at El Chorro. Price €25pp but does not include lunch.
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:
– In case you didn’t have a chance to visit the new painting installation at the Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche, I thought I would include a couple of pictures to temp you! Why not take a break away from the heat and treat yourself to a beautiful display of motifs that makes you dream with a symphony of colours? The artist, Juana Caballero Cortes, has a delicate eye for detail and perspective. I bet a number of paintings will talk to you. Viewing the art work is open to the public and free of charge; they are closed on Tuesdays! Enjoy!
– The Bio Beach lectures are taking a pause for the summer. We’ll 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 social, educational and stimulating mornings 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 


Flamenco Concert- Romance Cofrade II: Sat, 18June 10pm
Parque El Majuelo De Almuñécar
The Brotherhood of the Nazarene of Almuñécar will celebrate in “Parque El Majuelo”, a Great and Spectacular flamenco & brotherhood event with the collaboration of the Department of Culture. FB 

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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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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found 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.


DoctorLaptop’s Computer Repairs & Services: Computer prices are rising with inflation and the chip shortage. Keep your computer properly maintained to extend its life. My Working Hours Are 2pm to 8pm, Monday thru Friday. The Doctor is closed on weekends. Saturday pickups are possible by appointment. I don’t answer the phone before 12pm, missed calls will be returned that afternoon. Always include the patient’s make and model number when making support requests. Contact: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 after 12pm. My contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.


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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria:
Personal tailor-made real estate.
We’ve recently agreed a sale on a large 3 bedroom semi detached house in the Viña Málaga area of Torre del Mar. We have a list of clients looking for similar houses in that area – if you’re looking to sell contact us today.
At BluCee we go above and beyond for you during the sales process, don’t just take our word for it – see our reviews on Google and Facebook.
We speak English, Spanish, French, Dutch & German
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. 


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful oak natural & yute unit Measurements
80 x 33 x 71cms Price 110€
-Castillan Mirror Natural & yute 60 x 81cms price 55€
-Ikea rocking chair 45€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Rayleigh ladies bicycle good condition. 45 euros
Susan, Venta Baja/Alcaucin. WhatsApp 691544140
Email: sco2073117 at aol dot com ; Buyer collects. 


For Sale: Two children’s car seats. Used only 4 times, as new. L6 universal. Separates to a booster seat. €30 each. Buyer collects. Sarah, Nerja
Email: sarah.mcnulty@yahoo.co.uk 


FREE: 2 sun beds slightly sun faded otherwise in good condition. Free to first comer. Joanne, Archez. 655722962
email: Joanne.andy.yate@gmail.co

Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation for Car Clean Malaga: Fancy giving your dusty, chipped & less than perfectly shiny car a spa day treatment? Then speak to Warren at Car Clean Malaga. He couldn’t make it any easier. He will come to your house or flat to discuss the work and give you a quote. Then he will leave you a courtesy car whilst he takes yours away. He gives you regular updates with photos, then returns the car to you looking amazing. He even cleans up ‘fogged’ headlights which can cause a problem at ITV. You won’t find a better service or a nicer guy to deal with than Warren.
Sue, La Vinuela. sueakedAThotmail D0T com (Car Clean Malaga is a DigameXtra sponsor so their contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section). 


Recommendation – Buddha House: A friend and I have just had a lovely lunch at Buddha House restaurant in El Penoncillo, Torrox Costa. We didn’t want a full meal but chose a selection of starters which were all extremely tasty. Sitting outside in the sunshine with a glass of vino was a lovely way to pass the afternoon. Highly recommended. (Photo:tripadvisor.co.uk)
Brenda, El Penoncillo brendaleetorrox at gmail dot com


Nail salon recommendations please: Can anyone recommend a nail salon in Torrox Costa please? (I would go a little further afield, but not Nerja or Torre del Mar town centres due to lack of parking in the summer months) Thanks! Barbara, Torrox campo Email: wickseyb at hotmail dot com


News & Articles

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{ Translations by www.DeepL.com/Translator }


Federation of Transport Employers Threatens Another Transport Sector Stoppage Over Fuel Prices: {Translation, summary}
-The unstoppable rise in fuel prices is heating up tempers in the transport sector, which is considering a stoppage. Although “everything indicates” that the Spanish government is going to extend the 20 cents per litre subsidy until September (which in theory ends on 30 June), the aid has already fallen short.
-“The 20 cent bonuses have been eaten by price increases. We are at the same point as two months ago,” says the president of the Federation of Transport Employers (FET), Agustín Espino, which ensures that the sector is in an “unsustainable” situation. He considers that the public administrations should get involved and set a “ceiling” on the prices of professional diesel, since the upward escalation of prices does not seem to have an end. “The 20 cents have been a trap. Now we are as if there had been no bonus. The Government must set a ceiling on prices so that the sector has peace of mind, “says Espino, who assures that the sector needs fuel for its activity and cannot continue in this situation.
“Either the sector is helped or we are going to have to stop because this is unaffordable”, referring to the situation which ensures that truck drivers are losing money going to work.
-“The Government must get involved with this sector, because if they don’t, we will have to stop,” says Espino. As he explains, negotiating contracts today, for example with the tourism sector for the summer, it is very difficult due to fluctuations in fuel prices. “If you contract at the current price you can lose money due to the upward escalation of prices…we do not know how far it will go,” he says.
English version in Google’s poor translation: https://spainsnews.com/the-unstoppable-rise-in-fuel-warms-the-spirits-in-the-transport-sector-that-is-considering-stopping/
Source, Spanish, used with DeepL translator for summary posted: https://www.canarias7.es/economia/empresas/alza-imparable-combustible-20220612201331-nt.html


More than 30 provinces will be at risk this Monday by the heat wave, with temperatures up to + 43C: {Translation, summary}
-A total of 31 provinces, from eleven autonomous communities, will be at risk (yellow) or significant risk (orange) this Monday due to the heat wave, which will reach 43C at various points, according to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).
-In Andalusia, the provinces of Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Jaén and Seville will be at significant risk due to maximum temperatures, while Huelva will have a yellow warning. In this community, Cádiz will also have a yellow alert for coastal phenomena. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/sociedad/noticia-mas-30-provincias-estaran-lunes-riesgo-ola-calor-temperaturas-43c-20220612164500.html


Torrox Forest Fire Saturday 11June Extinguished: {Translation} 12 June 2022, 9:20
-The Forest Fire Extinction Service (Infoca) reported Saturday that the fire in Torrox (pic) had been brought under control. In a coordinated service between the entity and the Provincial Consortium of Firefighters, it was possible to stop the fire in a matter of hours after it broke out.
-The fire in the area was declared at around two o’clock in the afternoon. At around seven o’clock in the evening, the fire crews confirmed that the fire was under control and in the last hours of the day they reported that it had been extinguished. Firefighters from both Nerja and Vélez-Málaga were also deployed to the scene. Experts say that about ten hectares of land have been burnt.
-The still active but stabilised fire in Sierra Bermeja has already burnt 3,500 hectares. Firefighters are still working to extinguish the main hot spots. Photo:SUR. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/torrox/extinguido-incendio-forestal-declarado-ayer-torrox/20220612092023049082.html 


More than a hundred troops are still fighting for control of fire of the sierra in Malaga: {Translation} Updated: 12/06/2022 11:52
– More than a hundred Infoca personnel are still fighting this Sunday to try to control the fire in Pujerra (Malaga), which has burned about 3,500 hectares, on a day in which the speed of the easterly wind is expected to increase with gusts of up to 30-40 kilometres per hour in some periods of the day.
– Working on the ground are three aerial resources – a medium-heavy helicopter, a Super Puma helicopter and a Kamov helicopter – and 94 forest firefighters, three operations technicians, four fire engines with eight firefighters, an extinguishing technician, a Mobile Meteorology and Transmissions Unit and a Medical Unit.
-The forest fire in Pujerra (Malaga) was declared on Wednesday in the Paraje de la Resinera and stabilised on Friday. It has affected the municipalities of Pujerra, Júzcar and Benahavís, where some 2,000 people were evacuated from several urbanisations and the town centre. Photo:Alex Zea. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1056271/mas-de-un-centenar-efectivos-siguen-luchando-por-controlar-incendio-de-la-sierra-en-malaga/ 


The Queen breaks another royal milestone as she becomes the second longest reigning monarch in history: The Queen is now the second longest reigning Monarch in recorded history. Her rule has now reached 70 years and 126 days, equalling the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.
-Her latest historic milestone comes just a week after Her Majesty became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
-Elizabeth II became Queen on February 6th 1952. On September 9th 2015, she became the longest reigning monarch in British history, overtaking the record set by her great, great grandmother, Queen Victoria.
-Bhumibol Adulyadej ruled Thailand from November 9th June 1946 until October 13th 2016.
-The Queen has to wait for another two years until she becomes the longest reigning monarch of all time, surpassing the reign of King Louis XIV of France which ran from May 14th 1643 until September 1st 1715 – a total of 72 years and 110 days. All being well, Her Majesty will overtake this milestone in May 2024 aged 98. Source & Photo: https://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/queen/a-momentous-day-the-queen-breaks-another-royal-milestone-as-she-becomes-the-second-longest-reigning-monarch-in-history-177956/ 


The WHO Pandemic Treaty- Member Countries Will Turn Over Ultimate Authority On Health Matters To The WHO This Autumn:
-Among other powers, the new Pandemic Treaty will give WHO Director Tedros and the WHO the power to require vaccine passports and COVID vaccines worldwide. They are working on creating a global digital identity/vaccine passport program. Under the new “Pandemic Treaty”, when WHO health policies harm people, there is no accountability. The WHO has diplomatic immunity.
-Former WHO employee and whistleblower Astrid Stuckelberger, now a scientist at the Institute for Global Health at the University of Geneva School of Medicine, noted that “if member states adopt the new Pandemic Treaty, “ this means that the Constitution (according to article 9) of the WHO will prevail over the constitution of each country during natural disasters or pandemics. In other words, the WHO will be dictating to other countries, it will no longer make recommendations.”
-The WHO Director-General would have ultimate power under the new rules, to determine, for example, whether Brazil, Germany or the US should impose a Shanghai-style pandemic lockdown or any other measure he decides. This is not OK.
Full article: https://www.voziberica.com/la-organizacion-mundial-de-la-salud-oms-planea-imponer-la-agenda-de-salud-global-de-gates-y-big-pharma-el-proximo-otono/


F1 News- Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 as both Leclerc and Sainz retire in Azerbaijan:
Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 – Race Result
1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
2 Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing
3 George Russell, Mercedes
4 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
5 Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
Photo:formula1.com. Full results: https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2022/races/1126/azerbaijan/race-result.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/
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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