DigameXtra No. 2323 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, July 30th, 2022 – Next Issue Tuesday, August 2nd

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Trapiche Market is closed for the summer holidays:
Next market is Tuesday 6th September 2022 from 09:30 hrs -13:30 hrs every Tuesday.
We wish you all a fantastic summer and hope to see you all in September.
You can still contact our stall holders via our Facebook page.
If you would like a stall for September please contact Anita. We have space for second hand stalls, a hair dresser, a nail technician, craft stalls and more!
Please view our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market.
For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at TrapicheMarketSpain @gmail.com / +34 627 877 164
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Almuñécar’s weekly markets suspended during August:
Almuñécar town hall has announced that the town’s weekly Friday market will not be held on 5 and 12 August as the town’s feria (fair) will be held during that week. In addition, the Sunday flea market will not be held from Sunday 31 July to 28 August, as the Blas Infante site will be used for extra parking, especially at weekends. Photo: Visitalmunecar.es. Source: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/almunecars-weekly-markets-20220729105149-ntvo.html 

 

Bea’s Postamt- Torrox Costa: Open Mic & Jam hosted by Bernd
Saturday, 30 July, from 21.30. All musicians welcome.
Please bring your own instrument. BLQ 80 Torrox Costa 

 

Concerts- Marmoucha Orchestra: Fri 5Aug & Sun 7Aug
Parque El Majuelo. Avenida Europa, s/n, 18690 Almuñécar
16 musicians and singers on stage. With a refreshing program from Vivaldi To Dvorak…12 Masters Of String/wood
Advance ticket: Day 5 August: €13.50, Day 7 August: €16.50
Info & Tix: https://bravoentradas.es/es/events/marmoucha-orchestra-hijos-de-al-andalus & VIDEO LINK

 

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Malagalingo Spanish School- Torrox Costa:
Do you want to chat a bit in Spanish?
In Malagalingo we are open all summer long ….also if you are just passing through
Playful approach. Nice native teachers. Small groups. On OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
malagalingo@gmail.com
+ (34) 650 479 493 ; Facebook
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We have clients requiring care from 2 hours to 24 hours, particularly around Nerja,Torrox and Vinuela areas. Other areas possible – please ask.
You must have excellent English, other languages are a bonus. An up-to-date date police check will be required.
The English Nurse Care Team is led by an English Nurse registered in Spain and provides a wide range of services and support from domestic assistance and companionship, to 24-hour care. Contact Liz Brown – 692 419 548

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Preloved writing bureau with 4 drawers with storage compartments. Natural & yute Waxed. Measurements 95 x 39 x 102cms Price 195€
– Leather pouffee 12€
– 2 wooden lamps 15€ the pair
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News & Articles

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Monkeypox Spain- Health confirms the first death in Spain from monkeypox: Spain has reported Europe’s first monkeypox-related death of the current outbreak – and the second outside of Africa. The country’s health ministry confirmed the death on Friday, but did not release further details about the person.
– Brazil reported the first monkeypox-related death outside the African continent in the current outbreak, earlier on Friday.
– In its latest report, the Spanish health ministry said 4,298 cases had been confirmed in the country. Of the 3,750 patients it had information on, it said 120 have been hospitalised – accounting for 3.2% – and one has died, without providing further details. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/spain-confirms-europes-first-known-monkeypox-related-death-of-current-outbreak-12661601

 

 

Covid Malaga- Nine new deaths as hospitalizations drop: {Translation, summary} July 29, 2022 15:39h
– Figures from the twice-weekly report issued by the Regional Ministry of Health show another nine deaths have been recorded with the virus. The rate has fallen by half compared to 15 days ago and there has been a significant drop in the number of hospitalised patients.
– There are currently 132 patients in Malaga’s hospitals, eight of whom are in intensive care. The figure represents a significant decrease compared to last Tuesday, when there were 155. This means 23 fewer patients admitted. However, it should be kept in mind that nine deaths have been recorded, so that the reduction is not only due to discharges, but also to these deaths. With 132 hospitalised patients, the province leads the autonomous community. It is followed by Seville with 112, Cadiz with 61, Cordoba with 59, Jaen with 57, Granada with 56, Huelva with 54 and Almeria with 47.
– Another positive aspect of the pandemic situation is that the rate has fallen by half since the middle of the month. At that time it stood at 616.8 positive over-60s per 100,000 inhabitants at the provincial level and now stands at 307.5. But this figure does not reflect the full picture either. The reason for this is that now only people over this age, pregnant women, patients at risk and patients showing serious signs are tested for the diagnosis. Moreover, since many cases are mild and are not even detected, this means that the statistical incidence is lower than the real one.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/curados-Covid-Malaga-superan-fallecidos_0_1706230518.html

 

 

Covid Granada- Granada has 19 deaths from Covid-19 since Tuesday: {Translation, summary} 29/07/2022 15:24
– Covid-19 infections have risen slightly this Friday in Granada, when 238 positives have been counted in the last 72 hours, which is 38 more than on Tuesday.
– In the last 72 hours, 18 covid cases have been admitted to the hospital, none of whom have required admission to the Intensive Care Unit, leaving 56 patients in the hospital and five in the ICU.
– Nineteen more deaths since Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths due to the pandemic to 2,243. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/granada-suma-fallecidos-covid-19-coronavirus-martes/

SPAIN

Spanish Police Arrest 2 Nuclear Power Workers for Cyberattacking the Radiation Alert System: Spanish law enforcement officials have announced the arrest of two individuals in connection with a cyberattack on the country’s radioactivity alert network (RAR), which took place between March and June 2021.
The act of sabotage is said to have disabled more than one-third of the sensors that are maintained by the Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Emergencies (DGPCE) and used to monitor excessive radiation levels across the country. The reason for the attacks is unknown as yet. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/spanish-police-arrest-2-nuclear-power.html

 

 

Another heat wave is on its way to Spain: Another heat wave could be on its way according to meteorologists who say that temperatures could once again touch 45ºC in parts of the country.
The warning comes on Friday, July 29 after a week wherein temperatures eased slightly across most of the country whilst decidedly autumnal days were experienced in Huesca, Lérida or Castellón. These areas saw temperatures drop sharply and the winds blow, accompanied in some areas by heavy hail.
Although Thursday was the first day this July that the temperature did not exceed 40C anywhere in Spain, the nights have remained very warm. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/29/warning-another-heat-wave-is-on-its-way-to-spain/

 

 

Brussels approves the second tranche of 12,000 million funds for Spain: The approval of the section of the second package of milestones and objectives will entail the disbursement of 12,000 million euros, which will be added to the 9,036 million euros of pre-financing in mid-August last year and the 10,000 million euros of the first disbursement, received in 2021. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/brussels-delivers-the-second-tranche-of-12000-million-funds-for-spain/

TORROX

The town of el Morche will hold its traditional fishing competition on Sunday August 7: {Translation, summary}
– The traditional fishing contest at the Fair of El Morche will be held this year on Sunday, August 7
– Registrations, 10 euros per participant, can be made in El Morche at Tiburón Surf and Kiosco Fernando and also in Torre del Mar at Pescamar. For more information please call 607 927 100 and 680 155 101.
– The competition consists of one leg, starting at 8 am from Las Chozas de Los Pescadores, towards the well-known area of Las Nieves, about 5 miles from the coast and 120 metres deep. The boats are scheduled to return at 14.30 h. and the weigh-in will take place.
– The prizes will be for the Biggest Fish (total weight), with trophies and a Shark Surf voucher of 80 euros for the first, 50 euros for the second and 30 euros for the third. In addition to the trophy for the biggest fish, a 50 euro Pescamar voucher will be awarded; there will also be trophies for the biggest Congrio/Morena, and something as special as the 7 Colas Menor. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-morche-celebrara-su-tradicional-concurso-de-pesca-el-domingo-7-de-agosto/ 

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Rincón de la Victoria takes action due to the exceptional status of the  drought and shut the showers of the beaches from 1 August: {Translation, summary}
– The councillor for Beaches, Sergio Díaz (PP), has announced that “the critical situation in which we find ourselves, with water resources at a minimum, forces us to take an urgent decision. From Monday the showers in our municipality will be closed, with only the footbaths available”.
– The City Council is going to place informative stickers along the entire coastline where there are a total of 57 showers. “The water saving will be considerable since not everyone uses water responsibly, going so far as to use the showers for personal hygiene or cleaning beach equipment,” says Díaz. Full article: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-da-un-paso-al-frente-ante-el-estado-excepcional-de-sequia-y-cerrara-las-duchas-de-las-playas-a-partir-del-1-de-agosto/ 

RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA

Rincón de la Victoria celebrates the XXX Flamenco Festival `Puerta de la Axarquía’ on 6 August: {Translation}
– To be held on Saturday 6 August in the courtyard of the CEIP Manuel Laza Palacio. The festival will start at 22:00 hours.
– This year’s festival of singing, guitar playing and dancing features established artists such as the singers Duquende, Pedro Carmona and Chato de Vélez; on guitar: Chaparro de Málaga and Ismael Rueda; on hand-clapping: Juan Laike and Antonio Mole, along with the flamenco group of Cristóbal García.
– Tickets are priced at 12 euros for members, and 15 euros for the rest of the public. They can be purchased at the Rincón de la Victoria Tourist Office, at the club itself, and at the box office on the day of the show. This year tickets can also be purchased online through the ‘Atrapalo’ platform. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-celebra-el-xxx-festival-flamenco-puerta-de-la-axarquia-el-6-de-agosto/ 

USA

Las Vegas flooding- Multiple casinos, entire Strip, airport under water: Airports, parking lots, and the entire Las Vegas Strip, which houses some of the world’s most famous casinos and hotels, were flooded Thursday night. Heavy rain filled countless buildings as the city put a flash flood and severe thunderstorm warning in place. Video footage shared on Twitter shows the streets of Sin City consumed with floodwater. Videos showed downtown streets turning into small rivers and water pouring into casinos. Other videos posted on social media showed the inside of Circa sportsbook full of floodwater soaking the carpet. Another clip shared online shows water pouring through a hole in the ceiling of Planet Hollywood Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard. Full article: https://nypost.com/2022/07/29/las-vegas-flooding-multiple-casinos-entire-strip-airport-under-water-amid-storm/ 

TRAVEL NEWS

Easyjet pilots in Spain call nine days of strikes in August: (Updated 2:03pm, July 29) Easyjet pilots in Spain have called a nine-day strike for August to demand better the reestablishment of working conditions enjoyed before the pandemic.
– Easyjet said that it was aware flights out of Barcelona, Malaga and Palma in Mallorca would be affected, saying: “We are disappointed with this action at this critical time for the industry.”
– The strikes will take place in the form of three 72-hour walkouts on August 12, 13 and 14, then again on 19, 20 and 21, and finally on 27, 28 and 29. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/29/final-three-days-of-easyjet-strikes-in-spain-called-off-by-the-unions/ 

FINANCIAL

Inflation in Spain climbs to 10.8% in July and marks a new record since 1984: {Translation}
– Inflation rose again in July to 10.8 % in annual terms, due to the rise in food, electricity and clothing and footwear, marking its highest level since September 1984.
– If this figure is confirmed on 12 August, it would mean an increase in inflation of six tenths of a percentage point, since in June this variation was 10.2 %, and would mark the highest rate in almost 38 years.
– This evolution has been due to the rise in food and non-alcoholic beverages and electricity (which became cheaper a year ago), as well as lower sales of clothing and footwear, despite the fall in fuel prices.
– Inflation maintains the upward trend that began in March 2021 and was only interrupted in January, when it moderated by 4 tenths of a percentage point to 6.1%, and in April, when it fell by one and a half points to 8.3%. Once the more volatile items in the shopping basket have been removed, core inflation stood at 6.1%, also six tenths of a percentage point higher than in June. If this figure is confirmed, it would be the highest since January 1993, according to the INE. The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP, which allows comparisons with other European countries) stands at 10.8 %, eight tenths of a percentage point higher than that recorded the previous month. In monthly rate, its variation is -0.5 %. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1066581/la-inflacion-escala-al-108-en-julio-y-marca-un-nuevo-record-desde-1984/

SPACE

A triple meteoric spectacle is set to grace our skies this weekend:
This weekend, not one, not two, but three meteor showers are active at the same time – combining to provide a celestial firework display almost all through the night. Although the best night to watch will be the evening and night of Saturday (July 30) (through to dawn on Sunday morning), the three showers will be near their peak rates from tonight. Best of all, there’s going to be a new moon, which means there won’t be much glare spoiling the show. Full article: https://www.space.com/a-triple-meteoric-spectacle-is-set-to-grace-our-skies-this-weekend

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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/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Will re-start on Saturday 3rd September 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:
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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

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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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DigameXtra No. 2323 Friday, July 29th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization 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
Upcoming Events:
In keeping with our usual practice, we will suspend RBL events through the summer months. However, we would like to make you aware of the events that are scheduled for the upcoming months. Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Sept
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 22nd. Lunch at Al Andalus.
Oct
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel bar Nerja.
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits. (free rum)
Nov
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. Poppy Ball
– Sunday 13th. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
Dec
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura.
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lews’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus.
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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Bar Atila: Bad Eye Deer band & Special Music Menu
Saturday 30th July at 9pm
Reservations Essential, please pre-order meals
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com
630 393 290 (WhatsApp) ; Puente don Manuel 

 

Live Music by Hell Bunny: Saturday 30th July, at 9.30pm
At Venta El Charco, Los Romanes. Come and join us for some great music and good food! To reserve a table call – 952 55 45 40 

 

Summer Festival in Torre de Benagalbón: This weekend from Fri 29 July.
– Friday’s festivities will begin with the opening speech at 22:00 hours by the president of the Amanecer de la Torre Women’s Association, Eduardina Rando. The night will continue with music, the election of the mises, the orchestra ‘Grupo El Tumbao’ and the concert by Tamara Jerez at 00:00 hours.
– On Saturday there will be sports activities and dance groups from the Torresol Association. The night will be dedicated to Andalusian rock with the group ‘Noche Andaluza’.
– On Sunday there will be the typical paella tasting at 15.00 hours and the traditional ‘rociera’ mass at 20.30 hours, followed by a tribute performance to Estopa with the group ‘Destrangis’.
– All the performances are free of charge and take place on the esplanade of the old Torre de Benagalbón railway station. 

 

Nerja Caves 61 Festival: 
Rosario Flores: July 30th, 22:30 h.
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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa:  
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! Hours: 7:30pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– 2 candle holders 15€
– Wolfcraft folding work bench Price 30€
– Cut glass glasses with blue stems (sold together) price 15€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
– Child’s car seat €20
– Booster seat €10
– non slip/protective under mat €5, All three for €30
Well used by granddaughters, but in good condition.
Can meet locally in Sayalonga, or Algarrobo Lydl car park, free by arrangement. Other delivery will cost 5€.
Tel Yvonne or Michael 711074241 (Sayalonga) or
email: michael.qed@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: 6 small cut-off old French shutters, Brocante style, solid wood. 66 cm x 28 cm ( 26.5” x 11”). Great for small windows or craft projects. Need some clean-up. 25€ for a set of 2.
Patricia , Velez-Malaga. 693373530 or whatsapp. 

 

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SPAIN

Banking giant Barclays to close all accounts of Brits living in Spain: {Full article from thelocal.es}
– Customers of Barclays Bank who are living in Spain and other EU countries have been receiving letters telling them that their UK accounts will be closed by the end of the year.
– A number of readers of The Local’s network of news websites have contacted us to report receiving either letters or messages in their online banking telling them that their accounts would be closed because of their residency in Spain or in other countries in the EU.
– A Barclays spokesperson told The Local: “As a ring fenced bank, our Barclays UK products are designed for customers within the UK.” “We will no longer be offering services to personal current account or savings customers (excluding ISAs) within the European Economic Area. We are contacting impacted customers to give them advance notice of this decision and outline the next steps they need to take.”
– Customers are being given six months to make alternative arrangements. The changes affect all personal current accounts or savings accounts, but do not affect ISAs, loans or mortgages.
– During the Brexit transition period Barclays closed Barclaycard accounts of customers in Spain, but did not indicate any changes to standard bank accounts.
– Around the same time several other British high street banks began closing accounts of British customers who live in the EU, although with the exception of Barclaycard customers in Spain who were largely spared.
– Many UK nationals who live in Spain maintain at least one UK bank account – in addition to a Spanish account – sometimes just for savings but others use their accounts regularly to receive income such as pensions or income from rental property or – for remote workers – to receive income for work done in the UK. Not having a UK bank account can make financial transactions in the UK more complicated or incur extra banking fees.
– Since Brexit, the UK banking sector no longer has access to the ‘passporting’ system which allows banks to operate in multiple EU countries without having to apply for a separate banking licence for each country. And it seems that many UK high street banks are deciding that the extra paperwork is not worth the hassle and are withdrawing completely from certain EU markets.
– When British banks began withdrawing services from customers in the EU back in 2020, a UK government spokesman told British newspaper The Times that “the provision of banking services is a commercial decision for firms based on a number of factors” so Brits in Spain probably shouldn’t hold their breath for any help from that direction. Article posted in full as the website blocks many visitors for some unknown reason: https://www.thelocal.es/20220728/banking-giant-barclays-to-close-all-accounts-of-brits-living-in-spain/

TORROX

Local Holiday: Friday, August 5th is a local holiday in Torrox, many businesses close. Thanks to DigameXtra sponsor Malagalingo for providing this link to a website that lists all the Torrox holidays, even those not on the Junta de Andalucia website! I will soon post a short tutorial showing how you can see your town holiday agenda on this Spanish website calendar, with local holidays for all the villages. -Ed.
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NERJA

`Verano en los Cangrejos´ de Nerja (`Summer in the Crabs of Nerja) 2022: {Translation, summary} The Plaza Fábrica de los Cangrejos (Crab Factory Square) is once again hosting the traditional program of free open-air shows for the summer season in Nerja. This year a total of 32 activities have been programmed, from the 1st of August until the 1st of September, which will start at 22:00 hours, except for the family theatres which will be on Sundays at 21:00 hours. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/vuelve-el-verano-en-los-cangrejos-de-nerja/ 

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Vélez-Málaga presents a schedule of concerts in the cultural spaces of the historic centre of the city: {Translation, summary}
The activities will take place in the Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Francisco Hernandez’, and the Palacio Marqués de Beniel, which will become the stage for musical performances of various styles, and that will take place on Wednesdays in  August and September. The entrance is free until capacity is full. All concerts during the month of August will be at 21.00 hours and during the month of September, the time will be at 20.00 hours. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/velez-malaga-presenta-una-programacion-de-conciertos-en-espacios-culturales-del-centro-historico-de-la-ciudad/ 

TRAVEL NEWS

EasyJet strikes called off in Spain after cabin crew pay rise agreement reached: The Spanish trade union USO announced today, Thursday, 28 July, an agreement with easyJet for a 22 per cent base pay rise for cabin crew members over three years, immediately calling off the last three days of strike action, which were due to take place from Friday, 29 July, until Sunday, 31 July.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/strike-pay-rise-deal-easyjet-20220728173932-nt.html

 

 

Cracking Down on Fake News- ETIAS Travel Authorization for EU Does Not Become Mandatory on January 1, 2023: With the date on which the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) becomes mandatory for travellers from about 60 world countries travelling to the European Union and Schengen Area countries approaching, the number of fake news regarding the new scheme is also increasing.
– In recent days, many online media, even some famous and widely-read international ones, have reported that the ETIAS will become mandatory on January 1, 2023, thus causing confusion amongst travellers who will need the ETIAS.
– The statement is not true, as the ETIAS is set to become fully effective only at the beginning of the fifth month of 2023, on May 1, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
– Americans, British citizens, Canadians, Albanians, Emiratis, and more will be subject to the ETIAS requirement nine months from now.
– According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, the ETIAS authorization application procedures will be simple and quick. Travellers will have to complete an online form with information regarding their identity, travel intention, and background security information.
They need to upload a scanned copy of their passport and a digital biometric photo. A fee of €7 is required, and the same should be paid online. Travellers are not required to go to an embassy, provide their fingerprints, or attend an interview, though such things may be required in extraordinary and very rare cases.
Every traveller who obtains an ETIAS will be able to use it for a period of three years or until their passport is no longer valid, whichever comes before. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/cracking-down-on-fake-news-etias-travel-authorization-for-eu-does-not-become-mandatory-on-january-1-2023/

TECH

More Hack Attacks From The Cloud- New Ducktail Infostealer Malware Targeting Facebook Business and Ad Accounts: Facebook business and advertising accounts are at the receiving end of an ongoing campaign dubbed Ducktail designed to seize control as part of a financially driven cybercriminal operation.
“The threat actor targets individuals and employees that may have access to a Facebook Business account with an information-stealer malware,” Finnish cybersecurity company WithSecure (formerly F-Secure Business) said in a new report.
– The idea is to target employees with high-level access to Facebook Business accounts associated with their organizations, tricking them into downloading supposed Facebook advertising information hosted on cloud services Dropbox, Apple iCloud, and MediaFire. In some cases, the archive file containing the malicious payload is also delivered to victims through LinkedIn, ultimately allowing the attacker to take over any Facebook Business account.
– Facebook Business administrators are advised to review their access permissions and remove any unknown users to secure the accounts, delete any downloads associated with the unknown user, and then run a full system malware scan after the removal. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/new-ducktail-infostealer-malware.html

SPACE

A Subterranean World on the Moon? NASA Finds Pits and Caves:
Scientists have found areas within Moon pits that always remain around 63 degrees Fahrenheit, or 17 degrees Celsius. Scientists say that these pits and caves could be turned into a “subterranean world” where astronauts could live, work, and explore the lunar surface. Photo: NASA/GSFC/ASU. Full article: https://curiosmos.com/moon-pits-caves-surface/ & VIDEO LINK

 

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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/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Will re-start on Saturday 3rd September 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:
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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

Taxi
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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DigameXtra No. 2322 Thursday, July 28th, 2022

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101 Music Festival Costa del Sol: Concert by Miguel Ríos & The Black Betty Trio Friday July 29th 10pm at the Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta (Malaga). Ticket link on FB page.

 

Donde Estabas Entonces Music Fest 2022- El Morche:
Friday 29 July 22:00 Free entry
Campo de Futbol, El Morche, Torrox.  FB 

 

Alhautor 2022 Festival: Aug 4-7.
Finca el Porton, Alhaurin de la Torre
https://alhautor.com/ 

 

One For The Kids- Cosplay Workshop: The Youth Information Center will host next Friday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m., a free cosplay workshop organized by the Nerja Youth Association with the collaboration of the Youth Council. Cosplay is an increasingly popular activity among young people, where participants, known as cosplayers, wear costumes and accessories that represent characters from series, movies, books and video games.
Register via email associationjuvenilnerja@gmail.com or by phone, at 641471075 (WhatsApp). Source:
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– For Sale: Bow Corner Cupboard.
Nineteenth Century oak and mahogany bow-front corner cupboard with inlay and cross banding. An attractive piece of furniture with brass escutcheons and H hinges.
Height 105 cm. Width 74 cm. Depth 50cm. Price 185 euros.
– For Sale: Pine Shelves
Small attractive pine unit with two drawers and hand carving.
Height 60 cm. Width 50 cm. Depth 12 cm. Price 30 euros.

 

 

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– Narrow sideboard with marble top 124 x 27 x 81cms. Price 125€
– Folding picnic table 120 x 60cms 15€
– Step ladder 20€
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For Sale, 2 items:
– 2 wrought iron garden chairs with custom-made seating pads and removable, washable covers. 15€ each.
– Glass-topped coffee table made of durable, easy-care, plastic.
119(L)x60(W)x33(H)cms. 50€ (130€ new)
Collection only. Claire, Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa.
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For Sale, 3 items:
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– sideboard
Purchased from IKEA, each unit 75 Euros, to be collected from Arenas. Please contact Richard, Algarrobo.
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For Sale: Car cooler box by Rocktrail. Comes with extension lead. Like new. €20 Trevor / Lynn. Nerja
Email: trevor.pavitt AT yahoo D0T co.uk 

 

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TORRE DEL MAR

Stampedes, fights and panic attacks- Lack of control and safety ends Morad concert at Torre del Mar fair abruptly: More than ten thousand people crowded into the fairground to see the controversial Catalan artist in a free event, which the mayor ordered to be cancelled just an hour into the performance.
Crowd surges, stampedes, people climbing on the structures, acts of vandalism and panic attacks; this is how last night’s Morad concert to mark the last night of Torre del Mar’s fair ended. Full article & photo credit: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/axarquia/torre-del-mar-morad-20220727132732-nt.html 

MALAGA

Fifty restaurants take part in the province’s unique Huevo de Toro tomato gastronomic route: The Huevo de Toro tomato route returns to Malaga province. This Friday, 29 July, sees the start of a new edition of the gastronomic route featuring this local delicacy. On this occasion, fifty restaurants from different parts of the province of Malaga will take part in the initiative, which runs until 31 August. The establishments taking part are located in Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Almayate, Álora, Antequera, Archidona, Benalmádena, Coín, Fuengirola, Malaga city, Pizarra and Valle de Abdalajís. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/huevo-de-toro-tomato-20220727162559-nt.html

MOTRIL

Tenth edition of the Music Festival South has eight varied concerts to Motril: {Translation, summary}
– The tenth edition of the Music Festival South of Motril composed of eight concerts which will take place between 24 September and 1 October, at the Teatro Calderón in Motril and other spaces of the town, such as the Factory Pillar, the Real Club Náutico and the Palace Ruiz de Castro.
– Juan Carlos Garvayo presented the programme of the festival, which will be inaugurated on Saturday 24 September by the young string quartet Kandinsky and the veteran Trio Arbós, together with the soprano Ruth Rosique, with a concert of French music with works by Chausson, Berlioz and Fauré.
– The Vienna-based Kadinsky Quartet, whose members include cellist Antonio Gervilla from Granada, will also bring the music of Haydn and Bartók to the old sugar warehouse of the Fábrica del Pilar in Motril on Sunday 25th. On the same day, at the Teatro Calderón, Juan Manuel Cañizares, one of the greatest flamenco guitarists of all time will perform music from his own compositions and those of Manuel de Falla, accompanied by the bailaor Ángel Muñoz.
– The Cuarteto Diotima, resident ensemble of the festival and regular guest at the world’s greatest concert halls, will offer, on Tuesday 27th, at the Teatro Calderón, their interpretation of two great works of the quartet repertoire -Webern and Schumann- and a masterpiece of our times, Arcadiana by Thomas Adès.
– Following the tradition of Música Sur of dedicating one of its concerts to silent films with live music, the Trio Arbós will put to music, on Thursday 29th, at the Teatro Calderón, three short films of very different styles in which the theme of love is the protagonist: surrealism, suspense and fun united by the music of the North American composer Stephen Prutsman.
– The Real Club Náutico de Motril will be the stage on Friday 30 September for the best jazz in the world, performed by the New York quartet Or Baretek Quartet, led by the Israeli double bass player Or Baretek. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/festival-musica-sur-ocho-conciertos-cuartero-kandinsky-trio-arbos-guitarrista-canizares/  &  VIDEO LINK 

 

RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA

Rincón de la Victoria celebrates the Festival de la Zarzuela, with two major stage productions; ‘The barber of Seville’ and ‘Las Leandras’: {Translation, summary}
– The new edition of the Zarzuela Festival, by the company Teatro Lírico Andaluz, this year will present the musical productions; ‘The Barber of Seville’ and ‘Las Leandras’ on 26 and 27 August.
– The courtyard of the CEIP Manuel Laza Palacio will host the staging of these two shows with a wide deployment of technical resources and a team of more than fifty people including performers, orchestra, choir, production, costumes and lighting, and with the presence of artists of national and international popularity such as the musical director, José Manuel Padilla, and the artists Gema Scabal, Carlos London, Rafael Álvarez de Luna, Luis Pacetti, Adolfo Pastor, David Sentinella, Rosa Ruiz, and Lorena Zayas, as well as the elected members of the Malaga theatre company.
– ‘El barbero de Sevilla’ by Cadiz-born Gerónimo Giménez and Manuel Nieto is a jewel of Spanish zarzuela. Las Leandras’, zarzuela revista, is one of the funniest librettos in existence by the Granada composer, Francisco Alonso.
– Each show lasts approximately an hour and a half. Both musicals will start at 22.00 hours. Tickets can be purchased at Calasur Travel in Calle Granada, 10 Rincón de la Victoria, in advance for 16 euros, or at the box office for 18 euros. For more information please contact the following telephone number: 951501097/8.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-celebra-el-festival-de-la-zarzuela-con-dos-grandes-producciones-escenicas-el-barbero-de-sevilla-y-las-leandras/ 

FRIGILIANA

Frigiliana back to the middle ages with the Festival 3 Cultures: {Translation}
– Like every last weekend in August – except for the pandemic incursion – Frigiliana goes back to the Middle Ages through the Festival 3 Culturas. An event that seeks to bring Muslim, Christian and Sephardic customs and customs to the present, as well as to pay homage to the legacy that all of them left in the town.
– The meeting, therefore, is claimed as one of the most important celebrations of the province, since it is a “faithful claim and an attractive pole” of visitors, in the words of the deputy of Culture, Victor Gonzalez.
– From 25 to 28 August, the municipality will host a wide range of events. These include: craft markets, parades, conferences, a tapas route, cinema sessions, theatrical performances, storytelling service… And, of course, Moorish, Mudejar and batting routes.
The activities, as explained by the Councillor for Culture of the municipality, Carmen Cerezo, will take place throughout the day in the space that separates the Plaza de la Iglesia from the Parque de Andalucía.
– The event will also be enlivened with 10 live music concerts by local artists, such as Eduardo López, and national artists, such as La Mari de Chambao, who will return to the stage in Frygillia [sic] 14 years after being chosen to open the festival. “The only thing the visitor has to do is come and enjoy, the rest is up to us”, Cerezo reiterated. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/ocio/Frigiliana-medievo-festival-3-culturas_0_1705630153.html 

GRANADA

XXI Maracena Flamenco Festival: {Translation, summary}
Friday August 5th, 22:30 pm in the Amphitheater Municipal Carlos Cano. Juan Pinilla, Pedro El Granaino, Álvaro Rodríguez and Filo de los Patios will be on vocals. On guitar David Caro, Antonio Soto, Paco Cortés and Patrocinio Hijo. Juan Layker and Fernando Santiago on palmas (hand-clapping), and Anabel Moreno and her flamenco group on baile (dance). The event will be presented by the writer and journalist Emilio Morales.
Tickets are priced at five euros, and are on sale from this Wednesday at the Casa de la Cultura until the end of July; from 1 August they will be available at the reception of the Ayuntamiento de Maracena. They will also be on sale at the box office on the day of the festival. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/juan-pinilla-abrira-festival-flamenco-maracena/

RONDA

Pueblos Blancos Music Festival: The Pueblos Blancos Music Festival returns 28-31 July for its fifth edition after the hiatus caused by the pandemic. One of the most loved cultural events in the region, it features North American roots music, rock, soul, country, Tex-Mex, Latin, blues and more.
Some 20 artists, mainly from Austin, Texas, will play in Ronda and Montejaque and in Grazalema and Villanueva del Rosario, which are located in the Sierra de Cádiz, although due to their proximity to the Serranía de Ronda they are included. Photo: Vanessa Melgar. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/ronda/pueblos-blancos-music-festival-20220727164536-nt.html 

UK

Britons Surprised by Spain’s Requirement to Prove Financial Sufficiency for Their Holidays: Spain’s recent requirement to ask holidaymakers to show they have enough money for their trips at the rate of €100 or £85 per day has not been welcomed by Britons.
– It has been reported that financial requirements go even further after passengers are also required to have €900, together with two other forms of proof, a return or onward ticket and evidence of accommodation.
– The recent changes have surprised many people after border guards are not required to check all arrivals, despite the fact that tourists must still meet the requirements in order to enter Spain.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/britons-surprised-by-spains-requirement-to-prove-financial-sufficiency-for-their-holidays/

EUROPE

Some Airlines Are Illegally Preventing Some EU Citizens From Travelling to UK: The Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA), a watchdog that monitors the rights of EU and Schengen Area citizens post-Brexit, has sent a letter to all carriers flying travellers from the EU to the UK, urging them to respect the Home Office’s guidance in this regard. In its letter, the IMA claims that they have received several complaints by EU and Schengen Area citizens protected by the EU Withdrawal Agreement and EEA/EFTA Separation Agreement, that carriers are asking them to provide proof of status in the UK, and prevented them from boarding their flights with only an ID card. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/watchdog-airlines-are-illegally-preventing-some-eu-citizens-from-travelling-to-uk/

 

 

Farmers in the Netherlands block entire highways as mass protests continue: Farmers in the Netherlands are continuing their mass protests, blocking entire highways with manure and by setting hay on fire, as reported on Wednesday, July 27.
– The mass farmers protests seen in the Netherlands are due to their outrage over new government regulations that will force them to reduce their nitrogen fertiliser compounds, leading to a reduced number of their livestock, ultimately causing bankruptcy in family-owned businesses.
– The farmers protests have since been seen in Poland, Italy, and Spain, after strikes in the Netherlands have led to many supermarkets running out of food, as the anti-government movement continues. Full article with video: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/27/watch-farmers-in-the-netherlands-block-entire-highways-as-mass-protests-continue/

TRAVEL NEWS

Ryanair cabin crew strikes in Spain extended until 7 January: The USO and Sitcpla unions announced on Wednesday, 27 July, that they are extending the strike days, which began in July, until 7 January. The new strike call, for 24-hour stoppages, Monday to Thursday, weekly, will begin on 8 August.
– “Given that Ryanair has not shown the slightest attempt at rapprochement with the unions but, on the contrary, has publicly stated its refusal to engage in any dialogue with the elected representatives of its crew members, USO and Sitcpla have been forced to continue the strike and call new dates, after listening to the workers”, union officials said. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/ryanair-cabin-crew-strikes-20220727113819-nt.html

TECH

These 28 Android Apps with 10 Million Downloads from the Play Store Contain Malware: As many as 30 malicious Android apps with cumulative downloads of nearly 10 million have been found on the Google Play Store distributing adware. “All of them were built into various programs, including image-editing software, virtual keyboards, system tools and utilities, calling apps, wallpaper collection apps, and others,” Dr.Web said in a Tuesday write-up.
While masquerading as innocuous apps, their primary goal is to request permissions to show windows over other apps and run in the background in order to serve intrusive ads. If you have any of these apps installed, uninstall them and then run a malware scan to clean up any leftover malware files. See full list of rogue apps in source article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/these-28-android-apps-with-10-million.html

OTHER

Old Folks Boogie- Elderly couple have oral sex in the centre of Zamora: {Translation}
– The Municipal Police intervened on Tuesday following a tip-off from passers-by who saw an elderly couple having oral sex on a bench in the Plaza de la Marina, in the heart of the city centre, police sources confirmed.
– The events occurred on one of the benches of the pedestrian promenade of the Plaza de la Marina, which is a continuation of the Avenida de Requejo in Zamora, and were witnessed by some passers-by who captured the scene with photographs and videos taken with their mobile phones which have been disseminated through social networks, in which it can be seen how the woman performs fellatio on the man. Police officers from the Municipal Police went to the scene and identified the couple, who could be charged with indecent exposure. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1066104/una-pareja-de-ancianos-practica-sexo-oral-en-pleno-centro-de-zamora/ 

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Halting Erosion Using Vetiver Grass from Vetiver Spain:
Vetiver Grass is a fast growing non-invasive clumping grass that grows to 2 metres in height. It has a root system that grows to 3-4 metres deep and they are very strong.
The National Geographic Magazine has called them “Roots of Steel”.
Once Vetiver is established it is drought resistant.
We are located in Sayalonga and we can plant all year round but February and March are the best months to plant Vetiver. Vetiver loves the heat of a long summer to get established.
Decomposing Vetiver used as a mulch, improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away as it is a natural insect repellent. It is in the same family as Lemon Grass, which we also carry.
Vetiver also is a nutritious and replenishable animal feed. Horses, cattle, and pigs love it.
We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Writing desk / dressing table. Natural solid top with grey base with 2 drawers. Measurements 85 x 37 x 74cms Price 120€
– Beautiful decorative lamp 15€
– 2 bedside lamps 12€
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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Andalusia exceeds 300 cases of monkeypox, mostly in Malaga and Seville: {Translation} 26/07/2022 14:33
– Andalusia has exceeded 300 cases of monkeypox, according to the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs (Consejería de Salud y Consumo). The region reports 320 people infected on Tuesday, compared to the 273 cases reported last Friday, the last day on which the department offered data on the progress of the disease.
– For yet another week, the provinces of Malaga and Seville are the ones with the highest number of monkeypox infections. In the case of the Costa del Sol with 146, 45 percent of the total. The Andalusian capital has 80, 25 percent of those detected in Andalusia. Thus, the two together account for 70 percent of all the infections in the region.
– The next most affected provinces are Cadiz, with 41 positive cases; Granada, with 20; Cordoba, with 19; Huelva, with eight; Jaen, with four; and Almeria, with two. For yet another week, all Andalusian provinces have been affected by monkeypox, according to data from the Regional Ministry of Health.
– In addition, Andalusia has 78 people with possible contagion, extremes that are being analysed. In addition, 144 people have been cured of the disease without further sequelae and 165 suspected cases have been ruled out. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/andalucia-supera-contagios-viruela-mono-mayoria-malaga-20220726134124-nts.html

 

 

Monkeypox- CDC says US leads globally in most known cases: More than 3,800 monkeypox cases have been reported in the US, the most of any country around the globe, government health data shows. The figure – which comes amid expanded testing in addition to the growing outbreak of the virus – is now ahead of that of Spain, where 3,105 cases have so far been reported. The two other countries with the highest number of infections, Germany and the UK, have reported 2,352 and 2,208 cases, respectively.
Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62308455

 

 

The spread of Covid in Andalusia falls to the lowest level in nearly five months: {Translation, summary} 26/07/2022 14:33
– The number of Covid-19 infections in Andalusia fell to 2,165 on Tuesday, a figure that confirms that the community remains in a phase of decline of the pandemic after weeks in which more than 7,000 cases of coronavirus were reported.
– This improvement in the number of infections is also reflected in the health pressure. Andalusia reported 705 patients admitted with coronavirus on Tuesday. This is 16 more than last Friday, but it is one of the lowest figures in recent weeks. It also means that the community is not increasing its hospitalised patients exponentially, as was the case until a couple of weeks ago.
– In the ICUs there has been an upturn, from 28 last Friday to 37 this Tuesday. However, the data must be put in context. The community had more than 700 people admitted and has a population of 8.5 million inhabitants.
– The number of deaths, with ups and downs, is also falling. On Tuesday Health reported 55 deaths, compared with more than 60 in mid-July. In total, 14,641 people have died since the start of the pandemic. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/contagios-covid-andalucia-caen-cifra-baja-cinco-20220726131854-nts.html

SPAIN

Spain agrees to a voluntary reduction of 7% in gas consumption:
{Translation, summary}
– The Third Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, confirmed on Tuesday that Spain could voluntarily reduce its gas consumption by between 7% and 8%, as part of the Brussels plan to prepare for possible supply cuts by Russia and ensure supplies for next winter.
– “Support at all levels is going to be essential to achieve energy savings of around 7% or 8% of our gas consumption”, the Vice-President said at a press conference regarding the agreement reached by the EU-27 to reduce gas consumption by 15% until spring, with special exceptions, which opens the door to Spain lowering its gas savings ambition.
– This exception, which could cover countries that meet the criteria, such as Spain, Portugal and Italy, is included in the text of the regulation, which specifies that EU countries that have “infrastructures that allow gas to be transferred can significantly reduce their savings target”, the minister explained. This reduction in the ambition to save gas consumption would not be automatic, but rather member states would have to demonstrate that they meet a series of strict criteria, according to EU sources.
– In order to be able to apply this exception from the rule and reduce the ambition to cut gas consumption from 15% to 7%, countries must demonstrate that they can use their export capacity in case neighbouring countries need it and that they have made good use of their capacity to redirect liquefied natural gas to the rest of the EU market. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-espana-acuerda-reduccion-voluntaria-consumo-gas-20220726155751.html

COSTA DEL SOL

Terral wind brings hottest night of summer, as yellow weather alerts cover much of Malaga province:
Updated Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 12:19
– The arrival of the local terral wind has led to what is already by far the hottest night in Malaga so far this summer. At 7am this Tuesday, 26 July, it was almost 34C in Torremolinos; nearly 33C at the airport and above 33C in the port of the capital, according to data provided by the Aemet meteorological centre in Malaga.
– But beyond the capital and its metropolitan area, it has been practically impossible to get to sleep without the help of air conditioning and fans along much of the coast. In Nerja the nightly low temp was 30C; and 32.7C in Benahavís. Slightly lower temperatures were registered in Alpandeire (28C) and Álora (28.6C).
– The capital and practically the whole province are under a yellow warning (except for Ronda), with a warning that it could exceed 40C in the interior of the Guadalhorce valley, and occasionally in Malaga city and Velez-Malaga it will be above 39C.
From Wednesday the Levante will return and the typical summer temperatures will return
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/terral-hot-summer-night-20220726114102-nt.html

MALAGA

A new forest fire in Mijas forces the motorway to be closed and houses to be evacuated: {Translation} , 26 July, 2022 16:29
– According to sources from the 112 emergency service, they began to receive calls from neighbours warning of the fire at 15:30 and firefighters from Infoca, Mijas and Fuengirola, civil guard, local police, civil protection and medical personnel have been deployed to the area.
– According to the Infoca, at first 32 forest firefighters, an operations technician, an environmental agent and six aerial vehicles were deployed in the area, including two ground loaders, a light helicopter, a medium-heavy helicopter, a Super Puma helicopter and a Kamov helicopter. A few minutes later, the Infoca has reported that it has expanded the device to 90 forest firefighters, among other technicians.
– In fact, the delegate of the Andalusian Government in Malaga, Carmen Casero, activated level 1 of the Emergency Plan for Forest Fires in Malaga at 16:40. This level is activated in those fires in which, although they can be controlled with the extinguishing means provided, it is estimated that, due to their possible evolution, it is necessary to implement measures for the protection of people and non-forest property.
– The fire broke out at kilometre 204, in the vicinity of the AP7 in Mijas. The mayor of Mijas, Josele González, explained to this newspaper that the fire has occurred in the mountains, but within the urban area, and confirmed that several urbanisations and houses have been evacuated, although it is still unknown how many residents have had to leave their homes. The fire has also forced the AP-7 to be closed to traffic in both directions between kilometres 201 and 214 due to smoke.
– According to González, the fire broke out in Lagar Martel, right next to the Vitania housing estate. “We are seeing what happens but with the day this is uncontrollable,” said the mayor mijeño clearly concerned and visibly angry at the proliferation of fires that are occurring in the municipality.
– In fact, this past Sunday there was another one barely a kilometre away. Thirty forest firefighters had to be called out to put it out. And on Friday 15th a large forest fire started in the Higuerón area of Mijas, which according to the first signs of the investigation, burnt nearly 2,000 hectares and forced the eviction of more than 2,000 homes in Alhaurín de la Torre and Alhaurín el Grande. Full article: https://www.malagahoy.es/provincia/nuevo-incendio-forestal-Mijas_0_1705330835.html

 

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake is felt on the Costa del Sol:
– Spain’s National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered an earthquake this Tuesday morning, 26 July, with its epicentre in the Malaga municipality of Casares. The tremor, with a magnitude of 3.1 at a depth of 20 kilometres, was recorded at around 2.40am.
– It was not the only earthquake recorded in recent days in the province. On Sunday and Monday, the IGN recorded two tremors in Fuengirola, of magnitude 2.8 and 2.5, respectively; both in the morning, at around 10.05 and 9.53.
– Tremors with an epicentre in the Alboran Sea have also been registered recently, according to the National Geographic Institute. The most recent was this morning in the Alborán Sur sector, at 11.15 am., at a depth of 15 kilometres, with a magnitude of 2.5. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/casares-fuengirola-earthquakes-20220726134218-nt.html 

UK

Boris Johnson says he does not want to resign and will stay on if the membership backs him:
– Boris Johnson does not want to resign as prime minister and wants to fight the next general election as leader of the Conservative party, according to former party treasurer Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch.
– More than 10,000 Tory party members have put their name to a petition demanding that Johnson is included on the final ballot alongside Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.
– The ‘bring back Boris’ campaign would reinstate Johnson as PM and, if the latest polls are to be believed (https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/poll-reveals-theres-a-new-favourite-for-next-tory-leader-and-its-not-who-you-might-think-330497/), could be quite a popular move.
– Speaking to the Mail, Lord Crudas slammed the ousting of Boris as prime minister by a minority of MPs. “It amounts to a coup. I am ashamed that this can happen in Britain, the birthplace of modern democracy”, he said. Over lunch at Chequers on Friday, Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch claimed Johnson told him he “wants to fight the next general election as leader of the party”.
– Johnson told him he was “enjoying following” his petition and “rooting for your campaign to succeed”, according to the reports.
Full article: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/boris-johnson-says-he-does-not-want-to-resign-and-will-stay-on-if-the-membership-backs-him-330563/

EUROPE

Amazon, who made record profits for the past 3 years, to raise Prime prices up to 43% in Europe:
– Amazon.com Inc. will raise fees for its delivery and streaming service Prime in Europe by up to 43% a year, the online retailer said on Monday, as it moves to counter higher costs days before it reports quarterly financial results.
– The price hike, following one that Amazon announced for Prime in the United States in February, reflects mounting pressure from Wall Street on new Chief Executive Andy Jassy to shore up profit as inflation rises and a downturn looms.
– Shoppers in Germany, Amazon’s second-biggest market after the United States, will see fees for an annual Prime membership rise 30% to 89.90 euros ($91.88). The retailer’s No. 3 market, the United Kingdom, will have a 20% increase to 95 pounds ($114.47) per year, while Amazon sites covering Spain, Italy and France will charge Prime members between 39% and 43% more yearly.
– The changes take effect starting Sept. 15 when members join or next renew.
– It has increased prices for some merchants selling on its platform, too. In May, Amazon imposed an average 4.3% fuel and inflation surcharge on sellers storing and shipping their products in major European markets, following a similar move in the United States. Full article: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-raise-prime-prices-europe-230412523.html

SPORTS

Boxing News- Tyson Fury Confirms Plan To Face Thor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson In Huge Comeback Fight: Tyson Fury has confirmed he is in talks to make his return to the ring in an exhibition bout against former World’s Strongest Man champion Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson. Fury, 33, has not fought since announcing his retirement from professional boxing in April after defending his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte at Wembley. ‘The Gypsy King’ is now set to make his comeback against Bjornsson, who played ‘The Mountain’ in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, with negotiations underway for a fight to be staged at a London football stadium in November. Full article: https://www.sportbible.com/boxing/tyson-fury-fight-oleksandr-usyk-anthony-joshua-20220718 

TECH

Windows 10 update breaks USB printers functionality: According to Microsoft there are two main symptoms of this Windows 10 bug: “Windows might show duplicate copies of printers installed on a device, commonly with a similar name and the suffix ‘Copy1’” and “Applications that refer to the printer by a specific name cannot print.”
– The problem is being worked on for a future update, so for now the company has provided users with several workarounds until then, as well as a way to report the problem to Microsoft to help speed up a fix for the issue. If you’re one of the many Windows 10 holdouts and your printer has suddenly stopped working after an update, you can submit your issue to the company by doing the following… Full article: https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-breaks-usb-printers-functionality-because-of-course-it-did

SPACE

Russia says it will leave the International Space Station after 2024: Russia will opt out of the International Space Station (ISS) program after 2024, the new chief of Russia’s federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday (July 26). Roscosmos leadership has been threatening to pull out of the International Space Station for months, stating that Western sanctions will “destroy” Russian cooperation aboard the orbital lab. While those threats have been numerous and inflammatory, they have yet to sound as definitive as the latest proclamation made by the new Roscosmos chief. “The decision to leave the station after 2024 has been made,” the current head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, said. Photo: NASA. Full article: https://www.space.com/russia-leaving-international-space-station-2024 

FINANCIAL

The IMF warns of the risk of a global recession and lowers the GDP forecast by 0.8 for Spain: {Translation, summary}
– The report ‘World Economic Outlook Update: Bleaker and More Uncertain’ published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut the growth forecasts made in its last study in April due to the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine and the inflationary spiral. In the case of Spain, the institution anticipates GDP growth of 4% for 2022 and 2% for 2023, a reduction of 0.8% and 1.3% respectively.
– This lowering of growth expectations poses “a particularly prominent recession risk for 2023” according to the report, when growth in a sizeable number of economies is expected to “bottom out.” Maintaining financial stability is one of the main challenges in the face of the new path of monetary policy, which will require reforms in the debt resolution frameworks, in the words of the IMF.
– Faced with steadily rising prices and their consequences for living standards across the globe, the institution points to controlling inflation as the main priority, with monetary policies that will entail costs for the economy in the short term, but will avoid greater evils in the long run. Given the limited government budgets after two years of the pandemic, the IMF sees only two possible paths: either raising taxes or cutting public spending.
– It also warns that if Russia decided to completely cut off gas supplies to Europe, for which the European Union is preparing by asking its members to reduce consumption by 15%, it would significantly increase inflation across the world through higher energy prices. In addition, this scenario could force Europe to force gas rationing, which would affect important industrial sectors and reduce Eurozone growth further in 2022 and 2023. Photo: The president of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva/ Reuters. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/economia/alerta-riesgo-recesion-global-rebaja-prevision-espana-20220726145526-nt.html

 

 

Spain raises inflation forecast for 2022, lowers GDP growth target for 2023: Spain raised its inflation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 and lowered its economic growth target for 2023, Economy Minister Nadia Calvino said on Tuesday, citing the war in Ukraine for its continued negative impact on European economies.
– The inflation target was lifted to 7.8% in 2022 from a previous 6.1% projected in April.
– Driven by rising energy and food prices, annual inflation in Spain surpassed 10% for the first time in 37 years in June, forcing the government to raise its expectations for consumer prices. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/spain-raises-inflation-forecast-2022-lowers-gdp-growth-target-2023-2022-07-26/

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Bruce Springsteen Tribute concert ‘Used Cars. Springsteen revisited’: Friday 29 July in the Plaza Gloria Fuertes in La Cala del Moral (Rincón de la Victoria).
The band led by José Gallardo from Malaga will recreate Bruce Springsteen’s album ‘Nebraska’ with all the musical instruments. The event will start at 22:00 hours, free entry until full capacity is reached. It is strongly suggested to arrive early to avoid disappointment.  VIDEO LINK

 

La Vinuela Feria 2022: Thursday 28th thru Sunday 31st July.
– Thursday 28th, it will be the little ones who will be the first to enjoy it, as the Town Hall has arranged a “Children’s Night” for this day. During the day they will be able to enjoy games, face painting, balloon twisting and handing out sweets, amongst other surprises and activities.
– Friday 29th. Opening speech by the writer and resident of La Viñuela, Laura Pérez, at 22:30 hours. Prior to this, at 21:00 hours, there will be a mass in honour of Our Lady Patron Saint, the Virgen de Las Angustias. The El Borge Music Band will take part in it. As for the music, at 00:00, the municipal stand will feature the orchestras La Tentación and DJ Kokodrilo; and in the Youth stand, Kuorem and DJ Sokar.
– On Saturday 30th the Day Fair will kick off with tastings of paella and other products; and the parade of the charanga “Llena que nos vamos”. It will start at 13.30 hours. The Foam Party with a water slide will start at 16:00. “In the evening, the official stand will open at 23:00, and the music will be provided by the Moonlight orchestra and Las Chicas de la Farándula. At the same time, young people will be able to enjoy DJ Flo Flo and Adri Pérez”, said Fernández, who pointed out that at two in the morning the Miss and Mister of 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be elected.
– On Sunday 31, the ribbon bike race and children’s games in the Park will start at 17:00. The official stand will open at 22:00 and the music will be provided by the Punto y Aparte orchestra.
“At 23:00 the copla singer Rocío Guerra will take to the stage. Then there will be a raffle for a dinner for two at the El Pantano restaurant, a trophy presentation and the election of Miss and Mister Seniors. At one o’clock, we will have a performance by the comedian José Luis Calero and there will be a final fireworks display,” announced the Deputy Mayor of La Viñuela. 

 

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All solid state, so no overheating issues even on the hottest days. Very low power consumption. User supplies display, keyboard, mouse & speakers or headphones.
I have new business quality UK keyboards (USB) if needed, add €25.
30 day cash back warranty on hardware.
Price €400, no offers. Buyer collects. I can set it up while you are here, so you can see how to connect everything, and you can try it out before you buy.
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SPAIN

The National Police warns about scams when looking for a job using WhatsApp and social media: {Translation}
– It is very common that, when a person is actively looking for a job, they go to the internet every day to consult the different job offers that are posted on company websites or on specific job portals.
– Thus, cybercriminals also use these channels to steal information from users, publishing false job offers in which users register and enter their personal or even bank details.
– That is why the National Police has warned through its official Twitter account of these scams and has given several guidelines to try to prevent users from falling into the trap. “If you are looking for a job offer, be very careful if:
*They ask you for money or bank details
*You have to call a premium rate number.
*They offer a salary that is much higher than usual.
“If it meets all or any of these points, it is probably a scam,” the police concluded in their publication. Full article: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/5034550/0/policia-nacional-advierte-estafas-hora-buscar-trabajo/

ANDALUCIA

Composition of Juanma Moreno’s new Andalusian government, female majority of ministers:
{Translation} The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, made public this Monday, 25 July, the composition of his new government, which increases the number of ministries from 11 to 13, with a female majority of seven women to six men at the head of the departments. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-composicion-nuevo-gobierno-andaluz-juanma-moreno-amplia-13-consejerias-mayoria-femenina-20220725141446.html

AXARQUIA

AEMET activates the yellow warning for high temperatures in Axarquia for this Tuesday: {Translation}
– The prolonged heat wave that is affecting the Peninsula has not produced extreme temperatures in Axarquia. However, the latest forecasts of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) announce that the terral will return to the region this Tuesday.
– AEMET has activated the yellow warning in Axarquia for maximum temperatures of up to 36 degrees. Specifically, the warning will be active between 13.00 and 21.00 hours. The warning will also be active in other regions of the province such as Sol, Guadalhorce and Antequera. It should be remembered that the Antequera region was under an orange warning this Monday for maximum temperatures of 40 degrees and minimum temperatures close to 25 degrees, while the Serrania de Ronda is under a yellow warning for temperatures of 39 degrees, although in this area the mercury may occasionally reach 40 degrees.
– In the Axarquia, the most intense terral is expected in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The wind will turn east mid-morning, so the mercury will drop on the coast and in the eastern part of the region. The change in the wind will bring an increase in humidity and a feeling of heat to these areas, without ruling out fog banks on the coast, popularly known as taró. Meanwhile, in the centre of La Axarquía and in inland areas, the rest of the day will alternate moments of terral with others of less intense heat.
– According to AEMET forecasts by municipalities, this Tuesday 42 degrees are expected in Rincón de la Victoria; 40 degrees in Periana, Almáchar, La Viñuela, Benamargosa and Riogordo; 39 degrees in Benamocarra, Colmenar, Comares and Iznate; 38 degrees in Torrox and Algarrobo; 37 degrees in Frigiliana, Cómpeta and Alfarnate; and 36 degrees in Vélez-Málaga and Nerja. The thermometers will drop considerably from Wednesday onwards, although the tropical nights will continue.
– The AEMET forecasts low clouds for Tuesday, with intervals of low clouds and mist on the coast, without ruling out fog. Minimum temperatures will fall inland and remain unchanged on the coast; and maximum temperatures will fall, except in Sol and Guadalhorce, where they are expected to rise. Winds will be westerly, turning easterly in the afternoon in the eastern half of the province. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/aemet-activa-el-aviso-amarillo-por-altas-temperaturas-en-la-axarquia-para-este-martes/ 

UK

Disabled British Drivers Warned That Their Blue Parking Badges Won’t Be Recognised In Some Popular EU Destinations + Other UK Traveler Updates:
– Disabled British nationals driving to some of the most popular summer holiday destinations in the European Union, including here France and Spain, have been warned that their blue parking badges will not be recognised due to the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU.
– While a total of 20 EU and Schengen Area countries continue to recognise the badge in spite of Brexit, the following 11 no longer recognise it:
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain (including the Balearic and Canary Isles).
– Travellers from the UK to the EU countries are also facing other difficulties, including higher roaming charges, border queues, as well as a limited period of stay in the bloc of only 90 days in any 180 days. This means that UK nationals, even those owning homes in the EU, are no longer eligible to stay there for more than three months, in any six months, in total. Even the types of foods that British citizens can bring with them to the EU are limited.
– Moreover, starting from May 2023, British citizens will also be subject to the requirement of applying for a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), before their trip to any of the EU countries, which will cost €7.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/disabled-british-drivers-warned-that-their-blue-parking-badges-wont-be-recognised-in-some-popular-eu-destinations/

 

 

Britain forced to beg Belgium for power to keep the lights on:
24 July 2022, 5:02pm
– National Grid was forced to issue an emergency appeal to Belgium to keep Britain’s lights on as the market was roiled by surging prices ahead of a looming winter crisis.
– The power network’s electricity system operator (ESO) issued an emergency instruction to operators of the Nemo cable running between Belgium and the UK to make sure supplies were sent to Britain last week, after failing to secure enough in the normal market.
– Experts said it cast doubt on the Grid’s ability to cope during the “looming iceberg” of winter, when gas supplies are expected to be under far more severe pressure and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, may cut off shipments to Europe altogether. Full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/07/24/britain-forced-beg-belgium-power-keep-lights/

USA

Dr. Birx’s Bombshell Vaccine Admissions- “I Knew Vaccines Wouldn’t Protect Against Infection” & “Let’s be very clear, 50 percent of the people who died from the omicron surge were older and vaccinated.”:
– Former White House COVID response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx has admitted that she knew COVID-19 vaccines would not prevent infection.
– During the administration of President Joe Biden, intense pressure has been put on individuals to be vaccinated against the coronavirus on the grounds that they were the group responsible for spreading the virus — a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” as Biden has put it. That philosophy underpinned vaccine mandates supported by the Biden administration that upended employers and the military.
– “This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Biden said in December, according to PolitiFact. “The unvaccinated. Not the vaccinated, the unvaccinated. That’s the problem. Everybody talks about freedom and not to have a shot or have a test. Well guess what? How about patriotism? How about making sure that you’re vaccinated, so you do not spread the disease to anyone else.”
– PolitiFact ruled that claim as “Mostly False.”
– Bill Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard, said Biden’s “statement is not accurate,” according to PolitiFact. “We knew that vaccinated people could become infected with delta and shed viable virus in large amounts,” Hanage said.
– Brooke Nichols, a health economist and infectious disease mathematical modeler at Boston University, said “vaccinated individuals can definitely infect other people. There is enough data to support this.” “When calling it a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ though, it makes it sound as those vaccinated individuals aren’t substantially contributing to new cases – which they are [particularly now].”
– Birx, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force under former President Donald Trump, said faith that the vaccines created a wall of protection was misplaced – and she knew it.
– Although noting that the vaccine does confer some protection from the virus, she added: “Let’s be very clear: 50 percent of the people who died from the omicron surge were older, vaccinated.”
Full article: https://www.westernjournal.com/dr-birxs-bombshell-vaccine-admission-knew-vaccines-wouldnt-protect-infection/

ENERGY CRISIS

Gazprom to reduce Nord Stream gas deliveries to Germany by HALF this week: Russia’s Gazprom has said it was halting another turbine in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany and the flow of gas, already at just 40% of capacity, would fall by another half from Wednesday.
– The new blow to supply comes at a moment of high tension as Russia and the West exchange economic blows in response to Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. The European Union has accused Russia of resorting to energy blackmail, while the Kremlin says the gas disruption has been caused by maintenance issues and the effect of Western sanctions.
– Gazprom said output from Wednesday would fall to 33 million cubic metres per day – just half of the current, already reduced, supply. Full article: https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0725/1312148-nord-stream-stoppage/

TRAVEL NEWS

Going to Spain? Make sure you have an international driver’s licence if you intend to drive: If you are visiting Spain from the UK and will be driving then you must be in possession of an international driver’s licence or you will be fined.
– On the weekend of July 24 reports online suggested that “British looking” drivers were being targeted on the Costa del Sol. Those reports go on to suggest that they weren’t just targeting residents who hadn’t exchanged their licence for a Spanish one, but that even if you were just a tourist you were being fined.
– The officers involved in issuing these fines are 100 per cent correct. Anyone from outside the EU who wished to drive in Spain must be in possession of an international driver’s licence, which of course now includes the UK. So if you want to be able to drive in Spain on a UK driver’s licence, and for that matter most other countries in the EU, then you do need to apply for one and bring it with you. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/25/going-to-spain-make-sure-you-have-an-international-drivers-licence/

TECH

Digital Authoritarianism- AI Surveillance Signals the Death of Privacy:
“There are no private lives. This a most important aspect of modern life. One of the biggest transformations we have seen in our society is the diminution of the sphere of the private. We must reasonably now all regard the fact that there are no secrets and nothing is private. Everything is public.” – Philip K. Dick (Dec. 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982)
– Nothing is private. We teeter on the cusp of a cultural, technological and societal revolution the likes of which have never been seen before. The government and its corporate partners, aided by rapidly advancing technology, are reshaping the world into one in which there is no privacy at all.
– Cue the rise of digital authoritarianism. Digital authoritarianism, as the Center for Strategic and International Studies cautions, involves the use of information technology to surveil, repress, and manipulate the populace, endangering human rights and civil liberties, and co-opting and corrupting the foundational principles of democratic and open societies, “including freedom of movement, the right to speak freely and express political dissent, and the right to personal privacy, online and off.” Full article: https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/digital_authoritarianism_ai_surveillance_signals_the_death_of_privacy

OTHER

Watch Paul Simon (80) and Joni Mitchell (78) make surprise appearances at Newport Folk Festival: The legendary songwriters stole the show when they appeared as guests during sets that were originally scheduled as tributes to their musical legacies. Neither performer was listed on the bill or trailed in advance of the event.
– Coming out of retirement, however temporarily, Simon then joined a number of guests to perform some of the biggest songs in his extensive back catalog, including Graceland, The Boxer, Sound of Silence, and American Tune. During the latter, Simon performed using his Martin signature OM-42PS acoustic guitar.
– Meanwhile, Mitchell’s set on the Sunday (July 24) was perhaps the bigger surprise, featuring a 13 track setlist from an artist who has not performed a full show for more than 20 years. Full article and videos: https://www.guitarworld.com/news/joni-mitchell-paul-simon-newport-folk-2022 & VIDEO LINK Paul Simon & VIDEO LINK Joni Mitchell

 

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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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DigameXtra No. 2319 Monday, July 25th, 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.
***Trips***
August
– 15th – Evening trip for the Fireworks in Almunecar €12pp with pick ups at the A1 Garden Centre, Torre bus station, Aldi Caleta, Algarrobo Lidl, BP Garage Torrox and Maro – still a few places left.
– 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.
September
– 2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 16th – Castellar de la Frontera & Zoo. Price €40pp and includes coach fare, tips and entry ticket. A fantastic zoo that has a great programme on releasing endangered species back into the wild. A real fun day out.
October
– 7th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 19- 23rd – 5 day trip to Mojacar, staying in a 4* hotel on a half board basis. Price includes hotel accommodation, coach fare, tips and 2 trips, one to the historic city of Cartagena and second – a visit to the Crystal Caves at Pulpi.
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:
– Aloha to you all Digamites!! Today we’ll take you to Hawaii where the ocean breezes keep the residents cool!! Did you know that Hawaii moves 7.5cm closer to Alaska every year? This sounds like the plot of a science-fiction film, but it’s true. The Earth’s tectonic plates are in constant motion, driven by currents that rise and fall under them. Hawaii sits in the middle of the Pacific Plate, and due to this constant motion, it’s slowly shifting northwest in the direction of Alaska. Scientists estimate that these plates move at the same speed as the speed of growth of human fingernails.
– And did you know that Bio Beach Restaurant offers one of the most scrumptious and healthy Hawaiian popular dishes called Poke? You can choose from three different ones. So, why not treat yourself to a tropical delight followed by a selection of refreshing drinks while you enjoy the marine breezes on the restaurant’s lovely terrace? Give them a try!!
The 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 

 

Trapiche Market: The market is open from 09:30 hrs -13:30 hrs every Tuesday. (NOTE: CLOSED IN AUGUST FOR HOLIDAYS).
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga, follow the directions to Trapiche airport.
Please view & follow our Facebook page , it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Are you a beautician, hair-dresser, nail specialist or offer a similar service?
Do you have unique or unusual items for sale?
If you do and are interested in a place at Trapiche market every Tuesday please contact Anita.
For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164

 

 

Flamenco elite come together for Alhaurín el Grande’s Noche Flamenca: The coveted Noche Flamenca festival will return to Alhaurín el Grande on Saturday 30 July, although this year, the emblematic gathering will be held in the Alcalde Antonio Solano fairground to allow for greater capacity. This month’s festival will celebrate its 39th edition with some the most outstanding performers, including María Terremoto and Esperanza Fernández.
Tickets for the festival, which begins at 10pm, cost 12 euros and are available from the municipal library in Alhaurín el Grande and through https://www.giglon.com/todos?idEvent=xxxix-noche-flamenca-villa-de-alhaurin-el-grande & VIDEO LINK

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Car Clean Malaga: Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
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Malagalingo Spanish School- Torrox Costa:
Do you want to chat a bit in Spanish?
In Malagalingo we are open all summer long ….also if you are just passing through
Playful approach. Nice native teachers. Small groups. On OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
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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
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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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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.
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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin

We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
-2 reclining chairs with folding chair ideal for those beach days Measurements 80 x 60 x 70cms. Price 55€ (for the set)
-Cast iron fire grate with pullout tray fire guard and wrought iron log basket Measurements- Width full of basket 67.50cms Depth 40.50cms – Narrow part 44cms Price 55€
– Reduced- Beko fridge freezer 54 x 54 x 158.50cms price 85€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 2 items: Water Lily Plants
Well established and very pretty water lilies as per photos. Largest one is €8 and smaller €6. Buyer to collect, more info if you call me on 633878471 (am on Whatsapp) after 2 pm or email on Sandra.hendey@gmail.com ; Sandra – Velez Malaga. 

 

For Sale: Printer. HP Envy 6020 5SE16B, Multifunction Printer Ink, Color, Print, Scan & Copy, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, HP Smart App, White
Only 12 months old, hardly used. New price €101 (Amazon.es)
Price €45 ono. Steve, Caleta de Velez
Contact – Steve 610392294 ( Whatsapp)
email – stevebowen555 at gmail dot co

 

For Sale, 2 items:
– Traditional wardrobe, good condition. €20
– Contemporary pendant light fitting, unused. Cost €129 from Leroy Merlin. €20 Photo: http://www.leroymerlin.es
Buyer collects. Contact; Chris – Torrox Campo
c.mccormac@hotmail.co.uk
WhatsApp +44 7976747927 

 

Wanted: Large lightweight suitcase for one journey only back to UK. Please email to maryann@smutley.co.uk
Whatsapp 07882752822 ; Maryann, Caleta

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendations for Services Wanted:
1. Looking for a reliable electrician and Plumber in Competa area or nearby.
2. Looking for someone who can remove a fridge and some heavy objects, so should have a van that can manage this.
Simon, Competa.
Email: simon.norman@rocketmail.com

 

Tail Shop Open in Torrox Pueblo: Come and pick up a bargain and help our local cat and dog population. New volunteers always needed. Look forward to seeing you all and please spread the word.
Avenida Competa opposite the Asador Cafeteria Torrox.
Gill, Torrox, ogillyarmstead @ gmail.com

 

Recommendation for Fitness Bootcamps in Torrox Pueblo: I highly recommend John de Doess friendly mixed – ability, mixed – age fitness bootcamps. Available from 9 till 10 Monday to Thursday at the Petanque Courts next to La Granja near the pueblo and just 5 Euros pay as you go. Cheap monthly rates too. John also does personal training outdoors or at his centrally located gym for only 10 Euros per hour. Pilates class too on Friday at 10.00.
For more info contact John whatsapp 0031 628588422
Come and try .You will feel fitter and have fun
Gill, Torrox, ogillyarmstead @ gmail.com

 

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Monkeypox is officially a global health emergency- Spain with 3,500+ confirmed cases is most affected country in the world:
– The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the current outbreak of monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern.” This is the second time in two and a half years that the agency has been forced to make this decision in the face of the spread of a disease, after having done so in early 2020 with Covid-19.
– Spain, with more than 3,500 confirmed cases, is the most affected country in the world, although the rapid growth in cases presented in the United States – which has already reported almost 3,000 infections, and has doubled the number of cases in a week – makes it foreseeable that it could soon become the epicenter of the international outbreak.
– The current outbreak has already caused more than 16,500 cases in 75 countries, most of them mild or very mild, since the first infections were identified in London in early May. Two weeks later, the virus was also detected in Lisbon and Madrid; this marked the beginning of a sustained increase that has not ceased. So far, according to the WHO, there have been five deaths in West Africa. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2022-07-23/monkeypox-is-officially-a-global-health-emergency.html

SPAIN

Fuente Palmera records the highest temperature in Spain for the second day in a row: 44.6C: {Translation} 24/07/2022, 12:32
– The Fuente Palmera station (Córdoba) recorded the highest temperature nationwide this Saturday, reaching 44.6 degrees at 4:50 p.m., followed by La Rambla (Córdoba), with 44.5 degrees, and Morón de la Frontera (Seville), which reached 44 degrees at 5:30 p.m.
– In addition, seven other Andalusian municipalities are among the ten with the highest temperature in Spain on Friday. They are El Granado (Huelva), which reached 43.9 degrees at 4:30 p.m.; Jerez de la Frontera Airport (Cádiz) whose thermometer stood at 43.8 degrees at 5:00 p.m., and the Cordoba station of Montoro, with 43.7 degrees at 3:50 p.m. In addition, seventh place is Córdoba Airport, with 43.7 degrees at 4:30 p.m., followed by Carrión de los Céspedes (Seville), with 45.7 degrees at 4:50 p.m., and La Roda de Andalucía station, in Seville, which reached 43.5 degrees at 4:40 p.m. In the last place in the ranking is the station of Tomares Zaudín in Seville, with 43.1 degrees at 5:20 p.m.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1065476/fuente-palmera-registra-la-temperatura-mas-alta-de-espana-por-segundo-dia-seguido-446/

 

Guardia Civil warns of scam letter you should ignore if it arrives at your door: Potential victims receive an official-looking letter, with Spain’s National Lottery stamp, informing them that they have won a lottery prize even though they have not participated in the corresponding draw. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/lottery-scam-letter-20220721174753-nt.html

 

Spain confirms case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever:
A middle-aged man has been admitted to hospital in Spain’s Castile and Leon region after being diagnosed with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), authorities said on Thursday.
In the latest Spanish case, the man was first admitted to a local hospital in the northwestern city of Leon when he showed symptoms of the disease after being bitten by a tick, and was later transferred to another hospital on a military plane on Thursday, the Defense Ministry said. The disease, which has a fatality rate between 10% and 40% according to the World Health Organization (WHO), was first detected in Crimea in 1944. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/spain-confirms-case-crimean-congo-haemorrhagic-fever-2022-07-21/

AXARQUIA

The La Viñuela reservoir, with just 21.7 cubic hectometers stored, is at 13.2% of its capacity: {Translation, summary} 24July22
If a miracle does not come in the form of abundant water falling from the sky, on October 1 the Junta de Andalucía, with the start of the new hydrological year, will be forced to completely suspend the supply for irrigation of around 6,200 hectares of subtropical crops located below the level of 140 meters above sea level, within the irrigable area of the Guaro Plan, to guarantee the supply of the population of the 14 municipalities that depend on the dam, according to SUR . Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/los-regantes-de-la-axarquia-pagan-ocho-veces-mas-por-el-agua-depurada-que-por-la-del-embalse-de-la-vinuela/

MALAGA

Warnings for high temperatures remain this Monday in Antequera and Ronda: {Translation, summary} The heat will continue to punish the regions of Antequera and Ronda this Monday. According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), both towns will suffer high temperatures, although it will be in Antequera where the worst is expected.
– The Aemet anticipates that up to 40 degrees will be recorded in the Antequera region, especially between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. For this reason, the Agency describes the situation as “significant risk” and asks citizens to take extreme precautions.
– For its part, Ronda, which has remained on orange notice this weekend, will drop to yellow. However, the heat will continue to be felt, especially between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Although the Aemet predicts that the maximum temperature in this town will be 39 degrees this Monday, it also specifies that “it can reach 40 on time.” Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/avisos-temperaturas-mantienen-Antequera-Ronda_0_1704730037.html

CÁDIZ

Twelve cases of monkeypox linked to San Fernando tattoo parlor: {Translation} The health authorities have detected an outbreak of at least 12 cases of monkeypox related to a tattoo, micropigmentation and piercing establishment in San Fernando, which has been inspected and whose closure has been ordered preventively.
– According to the latest available data, released by the Ministry on Friday, Andalusia maintains a total of 273 active cases of monkeypox and has another 58 cases under investigation.
– As of July 21, the province that continues to register the most cases is Malaga, with a total of 123, followed by Seville with 69, Cádiz with 30, Granada, with 19, Córdoba, with 18, seven in Huelva, four in Jaén. and three in Almería.
– This Saturday, the WHO declared monkeypox an international public health emergency of concern. Source & Photo credit, Spanish: https://www.lavozdigital.es/provincia/doce-casos-viruela-mono-relacionados-local-tatuajes-20220724114131-ntv.html

USA

“Our national security is at stake” says US President Biden on Climate Changes:
– In a chilling Twitter post, US President Biden announced the security of the USA is at stake. “Climate change doesn’t care whether you’re in a red state or a blue state: Hundred-year droughts are threatening farmlands and water sources,” the Twitter post on Saturday, July 23 read. “Wildfires out west have burned and destroyed more land than the size of New Jersey.” “Our national security is at stake.”
– Followers of the president were quick to respond. One, who provided newspaper clippings to back her point up, said: “Yes, can we talk about those so called “Climate change induced” wildfires that were INTENTIONALLY set?” Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/07/24/our-national-security-is-at-stake-says-us-president-biden/

SPORTS

F1 News- Championship leader Verstappen wins French Grand Prix: Championship leader Max Verstappen eased to a comfortable win in the French Grand Prix on Sunday after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc crashed out while leading the race. Red Bull’s Verstappen cruised home over 10 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton whose Mercedes teammate George Russell overtook the Red Bull of Sergio Perez in the closing laps to claim third.
“That’s an incredible result for the team. Great job George,” said a jubilant Hamilton.
– Verstappen’s seventh win of the season takes him 63 points clear of Leclerc and strengthens his chances of claiming a second successive drivers’ title. Leclerc started in pole position and was leading up to the 18th lap when he crashed into the safety tyres, emerging without injury from his car. His teammate Carlos Sainz, who won the British GP, was in a good position to challenge for the podium before a surprising decision to bring him into the pits late in the race left him settling for fifth. Full article & Photo credit: https://www.beinsports.com/en/f1/news/championship-leader-verstappen-wins-french-gr/1921304 

 

Tennis News- Italian Musetti Outlasts Spain’s Alcaraz In Epic Battle: Lorenzo Musetti’s first ATP final nearly ended in bitter heartbreak. Instead it was jubilation for the 20-year-old unseeded Italian, who withstood an inspired comeback attempt from Carlos Alcaraz to claim his maiden title on a sunny Sunday in Hamburg, 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4. (This was the best tennis match I have seen in many years. Well worth tracking it down if you missed it. Two young men repeatedly pulling off insane acrobatic moves rarely even attempted by most players. -Ed.) Photo: TTV. Full article: https://www.tennisnow.com/News/2022/July/Musetti-s-Maiden-Voyage-Italian-Stops-Alcaraz-in.aspx 

TECH

Small Time UK Pirate IPTV Sellers Receive In-Person Warnings From Police Officers & FACT: Reasonable profits can be made from the sale of pirate IPTV subscriptions but there’s always a chance of drawing the wrong type of attention. According to the Federation Against Copyright Theft, several unlucky pirates were visited at their homes in the UK this week, where they were presented with cease-and-desist notices. The problem is that this type of offense is viewed as fraud, a criminal offense. The chances of getting caught are admittedly low but, for the unlucky minority, a criminal conviction could be life-changing. Targeting homes in Alcester, Solihull, and Birmingham, investigators and police officers served so-called ‘cease-and-desist’ notices requiring suspects of supplying illegal IPTV subscriptions to cease any illegal activity with immediate effect, or face more serious consequences.
– According to the Intellectual Property Office’s IP Crime and Enforcement Report 2020-21, FACT operations largely target lower-level offenders selling piracy-configued set-top boxes and IPTV subscriptions on social media. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/uk-pirate-iptv-sellers-receive-in-person-warnings-from-police-fact-220722/

BONEHEAD AWARD

Indian minister, 48, drinks dirty water from ‘holy’ river polluted with sewage to show locals it’s safe- later rushed to hospital: Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister of Punjab, was airlifted to New Delhi after downing the polluted water from the Kali Bein. Video showing Mann scooping up a glass of water and downing the filthy liquid has since gone viral.
A couple of days after drinking the water, Mann started to complain of a stomach ache. He was taken to the Apollo Indraprastha Hospital in Sarita Vihar and was admitted overnight .
Medics said Mann had developed an infection and was treated by a multi-disciplinary team. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10998687/Bhagwant-Mann-Chief-Minister-Punjab-falls-ill-drinking-polluted-river-water.html 

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization 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
Upcoming Events:
In keeping with our usual practice, we will suspend RBL events through the summer months. However, we would like to make you aware of the events that are scheduled for the upcoming months. Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Sept
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 22nd. Lunch at Al Andalus.
Oct
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 11th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel bar Nerja.
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits. (free rum)
Nov
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. Poppy Ball
– Sunday 13th. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
Dec
– Friday 2nd. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura.
– Tuesday 6th. Quiz night at Lews’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus.
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
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Summer Festival in Torre de Benagalbón, from 28 to 31 July:
– Thursday 28th July. A lunch in honour of the 3rd anniversary. Performances by Natalia Moralo and Tijeritas are scheduled for 23:00. This day will be dedicated to Children’s Day with special prices on the rides.
– Friday’s festivities will begin with the opening speech at 22:00 hours by the president of the Amanecer de la Torre Women’s Association, Eduardina Rando. The night will continue with music, the election of the mises, the orchestra ‘Grupo El Tumbao’ and the concert by Tamara Jerez at 00:00 hours.
– On Saturday there will be sports activities and dance groups from the Torresol Association. The night will be dedicated to Andalusian rock with the group ‘Noche Andaluza’.
– On the last day of the fair there will be the typical paella tasting at 15.00 hours and the traditional ‘rociera’ mass at 20.30 hours, followed by a tribute performance to Estopa with the group ‘Destrangis’.
– All the performances are free of charge and take place on the esplanade of the old Torre de Benagalbón railway station. 

 

Nerja Caves 61 Festival: July 22 – 30
Pablo Alborán: 21 July at 22:30 h.
Israel Fernández: 22 July at 22:30 h.
Victor Manuel: 23 July at 22:30 h.
Ana Mena: July 28, 22:30 h.
Rosario Flores: July 30th, 22:30 h.
Tix & Info: https://www.malagaentradas.com/?entradas=cueva-de-nerja-61-festival&eid=2216 & VIDEO LINK

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar August & September coming events & excursions:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. August opening hours mornings only Wednesday and Friday 10.00 till 13.00. For further information Tel. 952 543 334 ; E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org
-We continue our regular activities: Spanish practice groups (limited numbers per group, Art group on Wednesdays and coffee morning every Friday.
-Our shop will be open Wednesday and Fridays. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Wednesday – Craft Group is very important so do you have a hobby that you can bring along and share, Crochet or Knitting. Macramé, Lace Making, Card Making, Scrap booking, Cross Stitch there are so many crafts out there. Lux Mundi is a multilingual group of ladies (or Gents). Hopefully some friends will come and demonstrate their special craft so we are calling out to them to contact us and arrange a date to come a visit the group. Refreshments are available from the kitchen and donations towards opening costs will be gratefully received. We hope to see you there.
-Thursday 22nd September – Excursion to the Castille de la Duquesa and Estepona. Please come and join us to visit this amazing well preserved fortress. It is situated next to La Duquesa beach, alongside the coastal town of Sabinillas. It was built in the 18th century by Francisco Paulino during the reign of Carlos 3rd, with the aim of defending the area against raids by pirates and corsairs. The castle housed cavalry and infantry detachments, as well as a straw loft, kitchen and chapel. There will be a stop for coffee on route, before arriving at the castle at approx. 11.00, where there will be free time to look around, leaving at 12.00 for the short drive to Estepona, where there will be free time to have lunch, to look around the old town or maybe visit the Orchid House. Ticket available at the Centre price 23 Euros and with a Friend of Lux Mundi card 20 Euros. Departure times: Algarrobo (Lidl) 08.00, Caleta (Vets) 08.10, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 08.15.

 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa:  
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! Hours: 7pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

English Nurse Care Team are looking for carers:
Have you previous experience, or are interested in becoming a carer?
We have clients requiring care from 2 hours to 24 hours, particularly around Nerja,Torrox and Vinuela areas. Other areas possible – please ask.
You must have excellent English, other languages are a bonus. An up-to-date date police check will be required.
The English Nurse Care Team is led by an English Nurse registered in Spain and provides a wide range of services and support from domestic assistance and companionship, to 24-hour care.
Contact Liz Brown – 692 419 548

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Beko fridge freezer A star Measurements 54 x 54 x 158.50cms Price 110€
– Lovely bamboo / wicker 2 seater sofa with 2 matching chairs Price 145€
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Contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Lounge furniture €200 ono. Solid wood Ercol furniture in three sections each which splis into 2 for easy transport buyer collects. John. Periana.
Email: jokamac at aol .co.uk 

 

For Sale: Two Pikolin single beds. 190cm X 80cm. Metal frame with wood fibre struts. Good condition, except one bed has a split strut, though this has no effect when sleeping. Price. 50€ the two. Buyer to collect. Robert, Frigiliana
Telephone or WhatsApp 692235162
Email: webbrobertd28@gmail com 

 

For Sale: Summer Toy, Mercedes Benz SLK 230 Kompressor
Roof complete new renovated, moves like new. ITV until March 2023, Drives great. 206250km, 03/97, 4 Cyl., Gasolina 95,
Alu MB front 205/55/16, rear 225/50/16, good condition
Special time Price: 4000€, call Svend 606423869, Torrox 


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Not Cool For Cats: The Torrox Costa Ayuntamiento has posted new, bright red “Forbidden To Feed The Cats” signs (in 3 languages- Spanish, German and English) in several spots around the solar panel installation where the cats tend to gather for feeding, on the south side of EDF 78. 

 

News & Articles

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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Spain reaches 3,000 monkeypox cases:
{Translation} 21 July 2022, 13:41
– Spain remains the country with the highest number of monkeypox cases in the world. The Ministry of Health has notified the European health administrations of 2,835 infections, ahead of 2,115 in the United Kingdom and 2,033 in Germany, according to the latest weekly report of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published on Thursday. Moreover, the number of cases reported in Spain will continue to grow, as the statistics already managed by Carolina Darias’ department, with the new updates as of 19 July, bring the figure to 3,125.
– According to ECDC data, there are already 10,604 cases in the European Union, the continent most affected by the disease. Worldwide, the World Health Organisation has detected 14,000 cases, with Europe accounting for three out of four cases.
– According to the ECDC, most patients are male (99.5%) and aged between 31 and 40 years (42%). Among the most common symptoms of the disease were rash (94.5%) and fever, fatigue, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, chills, sore throat or headache (65%). Eight per cent of the patients were hospitalised and one of them required intensive care. So far, no deaths have been reported. In addition, 31 infections have occurred in health care workers.
– In its new report, the Ministry of Health warns that, although most of the infections have occurred “in the context of high-risk sexual relations” between men, there is a possibility that transmission “could shift to other population groups”, which could lead to “serious cases in vulnerable populations”. In this regard, the Community of Madrid confirmed on Wednesday a case of monkeypox in a seven-month-old baby whose parents were infected. All three members of the family have been vaccinated and are in good health, although the baby is being kept in isolation at home. The Madrid Ministry of Health stressed that this is a one-off case due to the coincidence of the infection in the baby’s parents and that the transmission occurred during their care.
Source, Spanish: https://www.canarias7.es/sociedad/salud/espana-llega-3000-20220721121213-ntrc.html 

SPAIN

Price of gas falls sharply after the reopening of the Russian Nord Stream: The Russian gas company Gazprom has restored this Thursday the gas supply through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline after being stopped for ten days for maintenance work, as reported by an infrastructure spokesman to the German agency DPA. The energy market breathes a sigh of relief, at least temporarily, and prices relax by more than 5% after Moscow’s decision. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-gas-falls-sharply-after-the-reopening-of-the-russian-nord-stream/ 

 

Get those old people out of their big empty houses – OECD calls for housing taxes to keep pace with prices, higher taxes on 2nd homes & non-occupied properties: {Translation}
– The price of housing has been rising steadily in recent years, but taxes on this asset have remained more or less stable, resulting in an “unfair and inefficient” system, according to a report by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). “Revenues from housing taxes have not kept pace with price increases,” the document published on Thursday reveals.
– The organisation, which brings together 38 countries, including Spain, believes that housing taxation should be revalued in line with market prices so that it does not fall behind, causing prices to escalate and making it more difficult for young people and the poorer classes to afford housing.
– The report ‘Housing taxes in OECD countries’ reveals that when the tax bases of these property taxes are not updated to prices, “distortions” are generated with taxpayers who are suffering the price rises because they are starting to access the market.
– As a result, older households have no incentive to move into smaller, less valuable homes and free up space in larger homes for younger families, the organisation explains. Low tax burdens arising from obsolete values “reduce incentives to use the housing stock efficiently”, as owners of undervalued homes are pushed to remain in them.
– This is not just a Spanish problem. The OECD points out that there are some countries that do reassess their housing taxes on a regular basis, such as Norway, New Zealand and Lithuania. However, the majority of European partners do not do so: Austria has not reviewed this taxation since 1973, Belgium since 1975, France since 1970 and Germany since 1964. One of the European powers – although already outside the EU – that most recently reviewed this system was the United Kingdom, in 1991.
– In the case of Spain – whose property tax is the IBI, Impuesto de Bienes Inmuebles – it is in the OECD average in terms of property taxation, the report confirms.
– The OECD sets out a series of recommendations to improve the fairness of the tax, but also the extra revenue that countries would obtain thanks to the revaluation of these taxes. “Collecting taxes on outdated values reduces horizontal equity because households of similar value may not have similar tax liabilities, and also vertical equity because more valuable households may not pay more tax” as the years go by, the organisation says.
– In addition, they recommend higher taxes on second homes and non-owner-occupied dwellings. Source, Spanish: https://www.canarias7.es/economia/fiscalidad/ocde-impuestos-vivienda-20220721114846-ntrc.html

 

How to request the €400 Youth Cultural Bonus for young people:
Young people born in 2004 (those who turn 18 this year, around 500,000) will be able to request their 400-euro bonus to spend on culture from July 25 and only until October 15. This aid, of 210 million euros, created by the Ministry of Culture, has the dual function of encouraging both cultural consumption by people who still do not have purchasing power and supporting cultural industries. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/how-you-can-request-and-what-to-use-the-400-euros-of-the-cultural-bonus-for-young-people-that-will-be-available-from-july-25/

EUROPE

Mario Draghi resigns, plunging Italy into political turmoil: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi quit on Thursday after his national unity government fell apart, setting the country on course for an early election and shaking financial markets. Photo: Remo Casilli. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/italian-pm-draghi-meets-president-expected-resign-2022-07-21/ 

TRAVEL NEWS

Ryanair strikes deals with French and Spanish pilot unions: Ryanair has struck five-year pay deals with French and Spanish pilot unions, the Irish carrier confirmed on Thursday. The airline said members of Spanish pilots’ union, SEPLA, backed a deal on accelerated post-Covid pay restoration in a vote this week.
SEPLA’s ballot follows French representative body, SNPL’s vote to accept a similar deal. Full article: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/2022/07/21/ryanair-strikes-deals-with-french-and-spanish-pilot-unions/

FINANCIAL

European Central Bank Raises Interest Rates For The First Time In 11 Years As Global Inflation Surges:
– In a statement on Thursday, the ECB said it would raise rates by 50 basis points as a “key step to make sure inflation returns to its 2% target over the medium term”, coming in at the higher end of expectations calling for an increase of at least 25 basis points.
– Officials also signaled additional hikes to come, saying “further normalization” of interest rates will be appropriate, though they suggested the larger hike on Thursday will allow them to move more slowly with future increases, adding: “The frontloading today…allows the Governing Council to make a transition to a meeting-by-meeting approach to interest rate decisions.” The decision comes after data showing inflation in the United Kingdom skyrocketed 9.4% in June, hitting a new 40-year high and surpassing similarly high inflation of 9.1% in the United States.
Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2022/07/21/european-central-bank-raises-interest-rates-for-the-first-time-in-11-years-as-global-inflation-surges/

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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/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English.  Will re-start on  Saturday 3rd September 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:
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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

Taxi
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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