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.
– Tuesday 13th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
– Thursday 22nd. Lunch at Al Andalus.
– 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)
– 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.
– 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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or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/ 


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
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.
Tix & Info: https://www.malagaentradas.com/?entradas=cueva-de-nerja-61-festival&eid=2216 & VIDEO LINK


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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. 


News & Articles

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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/


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.


`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 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/ 


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/


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


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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Churches & Worship


New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 


St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 


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


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

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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