DigameXtra No. 2292 Monday, June 20th, 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 – El Morche:
– If you are not an early riser, you may be thrilled to know that The Bio Beach Restaurant serves, any time of the day, the best types of breakfast on this side of the rainbow! They are all tasty, healthy, copious, and the presentation is a Kodak moment for each of them! I’m offering you two samples to inspire you to come and take a closer look for yourself! Let yourself be tempted! And bring a friend to share the delights! Sharing is caring!
– 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 seeing you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 


UB40 featuring Ali Campbell: Sat, Aug 6th.
Performing all their greatest hits (incl. Red Red Wine & Kingston Town) live at the Marbella Arena. Tickets from €30 at http://www.rocklounge.com
or by calling +34 626 303 434 (also via WhatsApp). FB 


Concert, On Sale Now- “One For My Baby”: Sun, 31 July 22:30
Parque El Majuelo, Almunecar. Jazz / Funk / Fusion
€15adv, €17 door. Tickets in Almunecar at: Casa de la Cultura / Viajes Eroski / Libreria Contreras (C/ Real 10) FB 


Andalucia BIG FESTIVAL: 8-10 Sept. Sacaba Beach, Malaga
Acts include: Rage Against The Machine / MUSE / Jamiroquai FB 


CalaPop Weekend 2022: 22-24Sept, El Charcon Beach, Mijas Costa. Bands include: The Yum Yums, Caroline and the Treats, No Picky, Los Fusiles, Hairy Nipples, Marrajos, y Soy La Playa + more.


Concert by Texas: Friday 29 July
Marenostrum Fuengirola – Escenario Castillo Sohail, Fuengirola
Texas is a Scottish rock pop band formed in 1986, hailing from Glasgow.
https://www.songkick.com/es/concerts/40200512-texas-at-marenostrum-fuengirola-escenario-castillo-sohail & VIDEO LINK 


Concert by Marc Anthony: Sat 25 June
Marenostrum Castle Park, Fuengirola


Puro Latino Fest 2022: Friday / Sat 15-16 July
Explanada Recinto Ferial de Torremolinos, Torremolinos


Cala Mijas 2022: Thurs Sept 1st – Sat Sept 3
Acts include: Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Kraftwerk, Liam Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers & many more!
The festival, located in la Cala de Mijas, in the Sonora Mijas. Tix on sale now. Book camping early as space is limited!


San Rock Festival: A free festival in the bullring of San Roque on July 30, 21:30. Bands include Sôber, Bourbon, Vastagio & Eleven360.

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Services Wanted/Offered

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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
– 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 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.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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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:
– Preloved loved castillan locker occasional lamp table
Natural & yute Waxed Measurements 50 x 32 x 55cms Price 55€
– Castillan córner unit Yute & stained Measurements
Width 77cms Depth 46cms Height 80cms Price 80€
– Hallway unit Chocolate top Yute base Waxed
Measurements 116 x 30 x 96cms Price 75€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
Email: info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: 4 ring Ceramic Hob. Cata Model TC 604 FVI SM/A 4 ring Ceramic Hob. Note this is not an induction hob. Second hand but in excellent condition. Reason for sale: purchased recently but found it too large for our kitchenette.
40€. (150€+ new). La Herradura, Nick
Email: keelsway At yahoo d0t co DoT uk 


For Sale, 2 items:
– Ecron Fridge Freezer 350€
– Whirlpool 8kg Washing Machine 350€
In very good condition. Only two years old. Prices negotiable.
You must collect in La Venuela.
Contact Donna, Velez Malaga, tel. 608 966 663 Email: donnacarney49@hotmail.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
– Handcrafted tall wooden bottle rack for five bottles 20 euro.
– Bucket/Drum Chair 25 euro
– Antique coal skuttle with original shovel – water mark on top hence the low price 30 euro
Photos emailed on request.
Brenda El Penoncillo (Torrox Costa) WhatsApp 711003687
Email: brendaleetorrox at gmail dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
– Lervia 564 sewing machine. Barely used. 40 euro.
– Man’s street bike. Romester model. Very good condition. 40 euro.
– Orange cord swivel chair and foot stool. Very comfy. Euro 40
All for collection from Caleta before Friday. Maryann, Caleta. Email: maryann@smutley.co.uk 


For Sale: Computer. Reconditioned Apple Mini PC, €50.
Features: The best of 2 worlds, a solid Apple built device with the high performance / high security of a Linux operating system. A perfect low cost alternative for anyone considering abandoning Windows or who wants to explore Linux.
-Operating system is MX Linux (not MacOS). This operating system has a layout similar to Windows 10 and will be familiar to Windows users. And all your software is free! 
-1.83 GHz Intel 64bit processor
-2 MB RAM, fully tested at 100%. Linux runs fine on lower RAM than Win/Mac. You will be surprised how fast these little boxes are!
-80 GB hard drive, reconditioned. For large data storage plug in a USB flash drive or external HDD.
-Slot-loading 8X single-layer DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive
-Intel GMA950 graphics processor. The DVI & VGA video output supports full HD digital resolutions up to 1920×1200. 
-Built-in wifi 2.5/5Ghz
–Four USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out minijacks, a 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NO HDMI, you can buy a DVI to HDMI converter from Amazon for under €10 if needed.
-90 day hardware guaranty
-Cleverly enclosed in a tiny and elegant 2.9 lb, 6.5 inch square, two inch tall case with a built-in speaker and an external power supply.
-Buyer must provide the display, keyboard and mouse. Designed for use with standard displays or TVs, but not 28″+ big screen TVs. I can set system and keyboard language to any language you want. Currently in UK English.
-Well suited for all the basics with familiar apps like Chrome & Firefox browsers, VLC Media Player, Adobe Reader and Libre Office. Plays streams and Youtube videos in 720p quality without buffering, depending on your internet speed of course. Great first computer for kids- using the easily replaced external keyboard & mouse, common children’s laptop disasters don’t break the computer! Spanish public schools use Linux for computer assisted teaching, so MX Linux will be familiar to students, and will run any apps they need for school.
-Try before you buy. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
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Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation for “Nerja Household Centre” (NHC):
We have recently purchased furniture from Jackie in Nerja Household Centre. All has been lovingly restored and revamped by her husband, Christopher. We are delighted with our purchases and would recommend that you take a look at the pieces on sale. Jackie gives really good advice and helps you in making the right choice from Aladdin’s cave (their store).
Beverly and Peter, Vinuela. beverlyj8ATgmailD0Tcom
Contact NHC on 672 170 429. NHC contact info can be seen every day in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section. 


Can anyone fix this?: I have a Allpowers solar generator. (A power bank that charges from AC, DC, or solar). inside is a 1500w lipo battery and a 2000w inverter creating AC. and all the controls that make it work. This has gone wrong.
Is there anyone local to Torre de mar Spain that might be able to fix it for me. Tony, Torre de Mar
Email: anthony D0T child @ gmail D0T com


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News & Articles

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Elections in Andalucia 2022- PP sweeps with an absolute majority, the socialist party achieved its worst result ever and Cs disappears: {Translation, summary} 19/06/2022 22:57
– The Partido Popular (PP, a conservative and Christian-democratic political party,  according to Wikipedia) has achieved an uncontested victory in the regional elections of this Sunday 19 June with 57 MPs and 42% of the votes, with over 90% of the votes counted, guaranteeing it an absolute majority – set at 55 MPs – against a PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español  / Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party) that recorded its worst result ever with 31 seats, and Ciudadanos (left / liberal), which has lost all its members of Parliament. Vox (right / conservative) repeated as the third political force with 14 deputies – two more than at present.
– The popular PP leader Juanma Moreno thus achieves the first absolute majority in Andalusia since 2008. Image:EuropaPress. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/andalucia/noticia-elecciones-andaluzas-2022-pp-arrasa-mayoria-absoluta-psoe-logra-peor-resultado-historico-cs-desaparece-20220619222358.html 

Voter turnout for the Andalusian elections is lower than in 2018:
Voter turnout has been similar to previous years, with numbers at 2pm showing a four-point increase compared to 2018’s elections, though the 6pm figures proved there was a decrease in voters by three points. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/juanma-moreno-partido-20220619195121-nt.html


The Times- Every railway ticket office in England to be closed in new secret plan: The Government is planning to close every rail ticket office in England, leaving passengers to buy their tickets online, according to The Times. The move will save £500million a year and is reported to be ready to roll out from September. The paper says the rail industry has written a confidential strategy to phase out physical tickets, closing its almost 1,000 ticket offices in England. One in every eight tickets is still bought over the counter according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Full article: https://www.devonlive.com/news/uk-world-news/every-railway-ticket-office-england-7225040 


Frustrated customers encouraged to pay Passport Office £100 for fast-track renewals: A leaked memo has given staff advice on how to deal with a rise in ‘casual callers’ who turn up in person, including encouraging them to pay for an upgrade if they’ve waited more than six weeks for their renewal and have an urgent need to travel in the next fortnight. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/06/19/frustrated-customers-encouraged-to-pay-passport-office-100-for-fast-track-renewals/


Germany to Burn More Coal: Germany’s economy minister said Sunday that the country will limit the use of natural gas for electricity production amid concerns about possible shortages caused by a cut in supplies from Russia.
– Economy Minister Robert Habeck said that Germany will try to compensate for the move by increasing the burning of coal, a more polluting fossil fuel. “That’s bitter, but it’s simply necessary in this situation to lower gas usage,” said Habeck, a member of the environmentalist Green party.
– Russian gas company Gazprom announced last week that it was sharply reducing supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for technical reasons, but which Habeck said appeared to be politically motivated. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-germany-b4c1108bcd10df8d7658b06b14cbbe5f


F1 News- Canadian Grand Prix- Max Verstappen holds off Carlos Sainz to extend championship lead: The two started the final 15 laps nose to tail after a late safety car but, despite heavy pressure from Sainz, Verstappen held on with older tyres. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell took third and fourth for Mercedes as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc recovered to fifth from the back of the grid.
– Verstappen extended his championship lead over Leclerc to 49 points. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez remains in second place despite retiring from the race with an engine problem but is only three points ahead of Leclerc. Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/61860298 


Swim federation restricts transgender participation in women’s competition: Swimming’s world governing body FINA on Sunday voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions and create a working group to establish an “open” category for them in some events as part of its new policy. Female-to-male transgender athletes (transgender men) are fully eligible to compete in men’s swimming competitions. The creation of an open category will mean that everybody has the opportunity to compete at an elite level.
– The debate intensified after University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas became the first transgender NCAA champion in Division I history after winning the women’s 500-yard freestyle earlier this year. Thomas has expressed a desire to compete for a place at the Olympics but the new FINA rule would block her participation.
– FINA’s decision, the strictest by any Olympic sports body, was made during its extraordinary general congress after members heard a report from a transgender task force comprising leading medical, legal and sports figures.
– The policy was passed with a roughly 71% majority after it was put to the members of 152 national federations with voting rights who had gathered for the congress at the Puskas Arena.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/fina-votes-restrict-transgender-participation-elite-womens-competition-2022-06-19/


See 5 planets align in order for first time in 18 years: The five so-called naked-eye planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, are having a rare solar system reunion right now. In the morning hours throughout June, early risers have been able to catch the planets in the sky from low in the east to higher in the south. This is what astronomers refer to as conjunction. What makes this event even more unique is the planets are visible in their natural order from the sun. Not since December 2004 has this occurred, according to Sky & Telescope magazine. And the parade of planets is about to get even better for viewing. The gang will again line up in order Friday morning, June 24, with Mercury much easier to spot. The peak time to see the conjunction is after dawn and it will last about an hour before sunlight washes out the sky. “But the real bonus is the waning crescent Moon positioned between Venus and Mars,” the magazine said in a statement, “serving as a proxy Earth.” Image:Sky & Telescope. Full article: https://mashable.com/article/five-planets-align-june-2022


Monsoon floods kill 42 people, millions stranded in Bangladesh, India: At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said.
– In the neighbouring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people were killed during the wave of flooding that began this month, police officials said on Sunday.
– Many of Bangladesh’s rivers have risen to dangerous levels and the runoff from heavy rain from across Indian mountains exacerbated the situation, said Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, the head of the state-run Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. Photo:Reuters. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/monsoon-floods-kill-42-people-millions-stranded-in-bangladesh-india/ar-AAYDsmO 

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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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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