DigameXtra No. 2372 Friday, Sept. 30th, 2022

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Friday, Sept 30, 2022 is a Local Fiesta holiday in Torrox. Many shops will be closed as the Torrox Fiesta weekend celebration proceeds.

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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.
Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Upcoming Events:
Oct
– Friday 7th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Sunday 16th. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel Bar Nerja
– Thursday 20th. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits (free rum)
– Tuesday 25th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
Nov
– Friday 4th. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th. POPPY BALL @ the Caves Restaurant, Maro
– 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 Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa
– Thursday 15th. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
Visit at Facebook Link 
or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/

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Car Boot/Market: This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 2nd October at El Pantano Restaurant car park overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right-hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
– Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
– Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
– Home-made preserves, marmalades and chutneys
– Fruit & vegetables
– Greetings cards.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: Always keep a close eye on the weather forecasts! If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.
The current forecast for this coming Sunday, looks settled.
For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on the new mobile number of 633 878 471

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Market – Nerja: Saturday Oct 1, 10-14h.
Market with regional handmade organic products at El Zoco de Nerja, parking space and bus stop closeby, food & drinks on premises. C/Neptuno next to swimming pool
Contact Ann on whatsapp/ Telegram 0032495791482
annbollaerts AT gmail D0T com 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
Now Open!
 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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Aspes fridge /freezer ideal second fridge for drinks
Measurements 59 x 59 x 170cms Price 40€
– Natural & yute hallway unit Measurements
90 x 31 x 76cms Price 90€
– Folding wheelchair 40€
contact nerja/Jackie 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Pellet Burner Stove. Powerful 13kw good for large rooms/ high ceilings bought 5 years ago from Bricomart. Only used for three winters. Flue included. Please email for photos.
Collection only. €800. Susan, Venta Baja
sueespltd@ gmail.com

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For Sale, 2 items;
– 1 three seater IKEA Malviken faux leather sofa. Cream colour. Has a few small marks but overall in good condition.
W:218cm x D:92cm x H:87cm. 150€
– 1 two seater IKEA Malviken faux leather sofa. Cream colour. Has a couple of very small marks but overall in very good condition
W:180cm x D:92cm x H:87cm. 150€
Offering a 50€ discount if both purchased together.
Collection from Frigiliana (Las Lomas). David, Frigiliana
Contact: email davemac174@yahoo.co.uk
phone/WhatsApp +44 7767 666453 

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Recommendations & Requests

When making a recommendation always include the phone number or website of the recommended biz, service, etc., so readers can reach them. Note: I can’t post third party email addresses.

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Endesa: I just wondered if there is anyone in the torrox costa area that can inform me of how I can contact Endesa, in English, from the U.K.. I have phoned numbers and emailed addresses that I have found on google, but none are functional. Does anyone know a local number, or at least one I can get contact with.
Thanks in advance. Olive, Torrox & UK
ojr49 @ hotmail. co.uk

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Typing: Hi, Is there anyone out there local to Caleta, Torre del Mar or Velez Malaga who could type a letter for me, an old fashioned typed letter as I do not have the facility to do so? Thank you.
Elizabeth /Caleta. Tel. No. 648917219
Email. wanchaisailor9@gmail.com 

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Spanish parliament again rejects a proposal to reduce the voting age to sixteen: The measure would have benefited 999,977 people aged 16 and 17, according to figures from Spain’s National Institute of Statistics, which would be just over 2% of the electorate. This is the third time such a proposal has been made; the others were turned down in 2016 and 2020. The idea had the support of Unidas Podemos, Más País and EH Bildu, while the PP, PSOE, Ciudadanos, PNV and Vox voted against. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/voting-age-spain-20220928105331-nt.html

COSTA DEL SOL

Magnitude 3.9 earthquake is widely felt in Malaga and on the Costa del Sol this Thursday morning: According to information published on the IGN website, the earthquake was recorded at 11.14am at a depth of one kilometre in Salar (Granada). It is the fourth seismic event that has been noticed by people in the province since Monday. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/earthquake-20220929113353-nt.html

TORROX

Full to the brim in the Plaza de la Constitución at the start of the Torrox Fair: Photos from https://www.axarquiaplus.es/lleno-hasta-la-bandera-en-la-plaza-de-la-constitucion-en-el-arranque-de-la-feria-de-torrox/

UK

Queen Elizabeth died of ‘old age’, says death certificate: Queen Elizabeth II died of “old age” at 3:10 pm (1410 GMT) on September 8, according to her death certificate released on Thursday, or nearly three-and-a-half hours before the news was announced to the world. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220929-queen-elizabeth-died-of-old-age-says-death-certificate 

EUROPE

Russia set to annex parts of Ukraine on Friday at the Kremlin:
– The annexation would come just days after voters supposedly approved Moscow-managed “referendums” that Ukrainian and Western officials have denounced as illegal, forced and rigged.
– Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday that four regions of Ukraine – Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia – would be folded into Russia during a Kremlin ceremony attended by President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to give a major speech. Peskov said the regions’ pro-Moscow administrators would sign treaties to join Russia in the Kremlin’s ornate St. George’s Hall.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-putin-business-treaties-01d56058eb6745c13d737bef44d269e6

USA

Spotted on Twitter, billboard in Phoenix:

TECH

Another Reason to Quit Fakebook- Amnesty International says Meta’s algorithms “proactively amplified and promoted content” on Facebook, which incited violent hatred against the Rohingya beginning as early as 2012:
(Previous articles have covered Facebook’s involvement with child trafficking, drug sales and it’s lies about how it shares your data. FB has literally been fined billions of dollars by the EU in the past year for just a few of these abuses, but still they carry on, fines are just a business expense to them. -Ed.)
– Rohingya seek reparations from Facebook for role in massacre.
– For years, Facebook, now called Meta Platforms Inc., pushed the narrative that it was a neutral platform in Myanmar that was misused by malicious people, and that despite its efforts to remove violent and hateful material, it unfortunately fell short. That narrative echoes its response to the role it has played in other conflicts around the world, whether the 2020 election in the U.S. or hate speech in India.
– But a new and comprehensive report by Amnesty International states that Facebook’s preferred narrative is false. Despite years of warnings, Amnesty found, the company not only failed to remove violent hate speech and disinformation against the Rohingya, it actively spread and amplified it until it culminated in the 2017 massacre.
– “Meta – through its dangerous algorithms and its relentless pursuit of profit – substantially contributed to the serious human rights violations perpetrated against the Rohingya,” the report says. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-bangladesh-myanmar-c5af9acec46a3042beed7f5e1bc71b8a

OTHER

Why food intolerance tests fail to deliver on their promises:
– There is a whole industry making money off home kits that do not provide an accurate diagnosis of the causes behind people’s gut issues.
– These tests, which are sold for prices that range between €100 and €200, supposedly identify foods to which our body is especially sensitive and may be causing us gut problems. Some simply require taking a hair or blood sample at home, by pricking a finger, and then sending it to a laboratory for analysis.
– Montserrat Fernández Rivas, head of the Allergy service at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid, warns that “there is no scientific evidence” to back up these food intolerance tests. “Food sensitivity is not a diagnosis, it is an invention; a concept that gained traction among the general population, especially among those with chronic digestive discomfort due to functional disorders of the intestine. And some opportunists are doing business with it,” she explains. According to this expert, the results of these tests “have no relation to food tolerance.” Full article: https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-09-27/why-food-intolerance-tests-fail-to-deliver-on-their-promises.html

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“Gangsta’s Paradise” Rapper Coolio dies in Los Angeles at 59: Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died on Wednesday after being found unresponsive at a friend’s Los Angeles home, the New York Times reported. The rapper died at about 5 p.m. pacific time (8 p.m. EDT) at a local hospital. He was 59.
Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was best known for his 1995 single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” from an album of the same name. Photo: Fred Prouser. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/rapper-coolio-known-gangstas-paradise-dies-los-angeles-59-2022-09-29/ & VIDEO LINK 


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Churches & Worship

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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 

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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!). 

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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: https://www.stgeorgeschurchmalaga.org

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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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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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. 2371 Thursday, Sept. 29th, 2022

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Friday, Sept 30, 2022 is a Local Fiesta holiday in Torrox. Many shops will be closed as the Torrox Fiesta weekend celebration proceeds.

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Halloween Party: Fundraising event at the farm around nature and loving rescued animals. Suitable for all ages. We are also open again for daily visits, details are on our FB
LDeducationFarm GranjaEducativa- farm rescue.
This year we are making it all about fun & games + Art & crafts. 
Tea + coffee + drinks + cupcakes & my grandad’s famous home made sausage rolls will be available too.
Along with music + dancing & dress up contest at the end.
Sweets and small prizes given all along the day throughout the fun & games.
To book you can send us a message via our page or WhatsApp Loren on (+34) 675222383. Alhaurín el Grande. Booking is essential. 

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Feria de Torrox 2022: Now thru Oct 2nd. 

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Performances of theater, dance, comedy and music in the province from the Andalusian Agency for Cultural Institutions:
– October 1, Talycual Productions will stage its latest production, ‘The Alibi’, Teatro Municipal Vicente Espinel in Ronda at 20,30.
– October 22, Alhaurín de la Torre will have an opera ‘Un atípico quarteto lírico’, 8pm, atl Centro Cultura Vicente Alexaindre
– October 29, Iberian Dance represent ‘Carmen vs Carmen’ 7pm at Municipal Theater of Torrox
– October 29, Humor will arrive in Coín on October 29 with ‘Gag movie’ by Producciones Yllana. 8pm at La Casa de la Cultura de Blas Infante
More info (Spanish) at http://www.redandaluzadeteatrospublicos.es/ 

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Exhibition in Archez: Exhibition in Edificio Culturar in Archez. Watercolor. The opening is on the Friday 30.9 at 7 pm. Refreshments. Welcome. There will also be paintings from Krisse’s art group.
The exhibition is open Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 3 pm. Krisse, krissesulonen@gmail.com 

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Two Concerts: Two events not to be missed!
– Los Alquimistas trio Saturday 1 October at 10.30 pm at The Circles, Calle Chaparil 5 Nerja. (Dana Andrews vocals, Gianni Piras acoustic guitar, Uwe Muhlhäuse vocals, guitar, harmonica, flute, percussion)
info booking: +34 611 73 64 84/ +33 6 67 60 95 32
– Dana & Gianni on Sunday 2 October at 2.00 pm at the Ziggy bar Puente don Manuel
info booking: +34 642 51 90 17

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For example: "...Buyer collects in Nerja, John/Malaga"
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Cambrian Restoration And Antiques:
With 50 years of experience in the antiques and restoration business in Europe and the United States, I have worked on a wide range of restoration projects and hold a varied stock of antique furniture, ceramics, rustic items, artwork, rugs, clocks, and many other interesting items, which I aim to sell off in order to retire.
My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
Tel: 653 429 452 ; Email: jsantiquescb15@gmail.com ; We are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown every day in the Sponsor’s Section.
Featured item for sale:
– Indian teak column capital circa 1800 converted into a wall bracket with a lift up lid and compartment below. In excellent condition.
120 cm high x 40 cm wide x25 cm deep.
125 euros.

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For Sale: 11 x 15kg bags of pellets for pellet burner
€35 the lot. Collection only. Susan, Venta Baja
sueespltd@ gmail.com 

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Garden Work: I would like to recommend Youssef who lives and works in the Cómpeta area he has just completed some garden work for me in a very professional manner, he has a good understanding of Mediterranean plant life and has a friendly attitude he also carries out pool maintenance and General DIY to a good standard. A gem of a find. His Tel / What’s App 69 5348 953.
Brian, Cómpeta, bjtctAThotmailD0Tco.uk

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Car Hire: I am looking for recommendations for a car hire company in Nerja please. Need to hire a car for a few days. Linda, Nerja.
Email: howardlinda187 AT gmail DOT com

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

Spanish government plans to charge tolls on every motorway in the country from 2024: The measure is partly to encourage people to use other, more sustainable, forms of transport and is also considered fairer as the burden of maintaining the roads will not fall on all taxpayers. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/spanish-government-plans-20220927175517-nt.html
(This is all part of the digital revolution in Spain. These tool booths will collect and monitor all travel data of every vehicle. The gov’t will log everywhere you drive to, and when you did so. They will also monitor the time it takes you to travel between toll booths, and if you have been speeding, a fine will be automatically sent to you. If you have outstanding unpaid fines/taxes you could be blocked from passing the toll booth. All this data will be stored on “cloud” servers, which are not secure. The data may as well be public. You will start receiving internet ads based on your driving habits! Digital tyranny on the march! -Ed.)

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Díaz rebukes the PSOE for its anti-squatting amendment and says that squatting is not a problem: {Translation}
– The second vice-president of the government, Yolanda Díaz, has criticised the PSOE’s amendment to encourage the eviction of squatters within 48 hours, considering that this “is not a national problem” when tackling rising rents and mortgages is.
– Moreover, she warned her coalition partner to be careful with this type of approach, given that taking on the “right-wing agenda” from the progressive sphere leads to cases such as the Italian elections, with the victory of the leader of the Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni.
– In this way, she joins the reproaches of Unidas Podemos, which, through its deputy Rafa Mayoral, has lashed out against the anti-occupation amendment in the draft organic law on organisational efficiency of the public service of justice, defended by the socialist spokesman in Congress, Patxi López.
– In an interview on TVE, the Minister of Employment regretted that the PSOE now has an “urgency” in wanting to tackle this phenomenon “summarily” in 48 hours, comparing, for example, that trials for dismissal claims, which deal with something essential for a worker such as income, take, with luck, around two years.
– “The squatting that (Patxi López) talks about is not a problem for the country (…) Believe me, it is not a problem”, Díaz said, stressing that it is necessary to govern with “rigour” and to analyse the data to see how many legal actions in Spain are derived from this matter.
– In this way, she criticised the fact that this is what is being talked about and not the new housing law that should be passed, given that this is a real problem due to the current difficulties in paying rent and mortgages for workers. Moreover, he argued that this legislation is relevant because it “changes lives”, given that paying rent in large cities is “mission impossible”.
– “Beware of getting into right-wing frameworks. In Italy we see abstention…”, Díaz stressed, insisting that this amendment “is not compatible” with the position of Unidas Podemos, while at the same time expressing her disagreement with her partner’s approach to this proposal. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1083832/diaz-reprende-al-psoe-por-su-enmienda-antiokupas-y-dice-que-la-okupacion-no-es-un-problema/

MALAGA

Recorded an earthquake of magnitude 2.8, with its epicentre in Alhaurín el Grande, the third in Malaga since Monday:
{Translation} Sept 28, 2022 10:31h
– The National Geographic Institute (IGN) recorded a 2.8 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday morning with an epicentre to the southwest of the municipality of Alhaurín el Grande. This is the third earthquake recorded in the province since Monday. The earthquake was recorded at 7:52 with its epicentre in the town, at a depth of 48 kilometres.
– The IGN recorded two other earthquakes, the first of magnitude 4.1 in the early hours of Monday morning with its epicentre in Malaga, and the second of 3.9 with its epicentre in Benalmádena. In neither case was there any damage. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/provincia/Registrado-terremoto-epicentro-Alhaurin-Grande_0_1724527857.html

EUROPE

Record methane leak flows from damaged Baltic Sea pipelines:
– Methane leaking from the damaged Nord Stream pipelines is likely to be the biggest burst of the potent greenhouse gas on record, by far. The Nord Stream pipeline leaks that were pumping huge volumes of methane into the Baltic Sea and atmosphere could discharge as much as five times as much of the potent greenhouse as was released by the Aliso Canyon disaster, the largest known terrestrial release of methane in U.S. history. It is also the equivalent of one third of Denmark’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions, a Danish official warned Wednesday. (No mention of harm to the sea creatures in the area. -Ed.) Full article: https://apnews.com/article/denmark-baltic-sea-climate-and-environment-90c59e947fc55d465bdac274bbda1128 & VIDEO LINK

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Russian annexation of Ukraine territory expected within days:
– Moscow was poised on Wednesday to annex a swath of Ukraine, releasing what it called vote tallies showing support in four partially occupied provinces to join Russia, after what Kyiv and the West denounced as illegal sham referendums held at gunpoint.
– On Moscow’s Red Square, a tribune with giant video screens has been set up, with billboards proclaiming “Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson – Russia!”. “The results are clear. Welcome home, to Russia!,” Dmitry Medvedev, a former president who serves as deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, said on Telegram.
– President Vladimir Putin could proclaim the annexation in a speech within days, just over a week since he endorsed the referendums, ordered a military mobilisation at home and threatened to defend Russia with nuclear weapons if necessary.
– The Russian-installed administrations of the four Ukrainian provinces on Wednesday officially asked Putin to incorporate them into Russia, which Russian officials have suggested is a formality.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/ukraine-annexation-votes-end-amid-russian-mobilisation-exodus-2022-09-26/

USA

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in southwest Florida as Category 4 storm:
– Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday in southwest Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamping streets with water and smashing trees along the coast while moving at a crawl that threatened catastrophic flooding across a wide area.
– Barely an hour after the massive storm trudged ashore, a coastal sheriff’s office reported that it was already getting a significant number of calls from people trapped in homes. The hurricane’s center struck near Cayo Costa, a protected barrier island just west of heavily populated Fort Myers.
– The Category 4 storm slammed the coast with 150 mph (241 kph) winds and pushed a wall of storm surge accumulated during its slow march over the Gulf of Mexico. More than 1 million Florida homes and businesses were without electricity. The storm previously tore into Cuba, killing two people and bringing down the country’s entire electrical grid.
– About 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate southwest Florida before Ian hit, but by law no one could be forced to flee. Though expected to weaken to a tropical storm as it marched inland at about 9 mph (14 kph), Ian’s hurricane force winds were likely to be felt well into central Florida. Photo1: NOAA; Photo2(Cuba): ThingsToDoInNorfolk. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/hurricane-ian-live-updates-6302894797cae989ff855030cf332a97 

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TASS- Russian diplomat warns Biden over pipeline incidents:
“US President Joe Biden must answer the question of whether the United States carried out its threat on September 25 and 26 when an emergency was reported at three lines of Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, which has been preliminarily recognized as ruptures, whereas he suggested those were blown up,” the Russian diplomat said on her Telegram channel. On it, she posted a video in which the US leader delivers the speech in question. (Biden said in a speech before the invasion of Ukraine, that if Russia attacked, that would be “the end” of the Nord pipelines. See in video. Has he carried out his threat? -Ed.)
“His statement of intent was backed up with a promise. One must be responsible for one’s words. Failure to understand what one says does not absolve anyone of responsibility. Europe must know the truth!” Zakharova emphasized. Full article: https://tass.com/politics/1514731 & VIDEO LINK

 

ENERGY CRISIS

EU vows to protect energy network after ‘sabotage’ of Russian gas pipeline- some sources now reporting there are 4 leaks:
– The European Union on Wednesday promised a “robust” response to any intentional disruption of its energy infrastructure after saying it suspected sabotage was behind gas leaks discovered this week on subsea Russian pipelines to Europe.
– As gas spewed out under the Baltic Sea for a third day after first being detected, it remained far from clear who might be responsible for any sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines that Russia and European partners spent billions of dollars building. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/mystery-gas-leaks-hit-major-russian-undersea-gas-pipelines-europe-2022-09-27/
Fourth leak info, Swedish: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/gaslackorna-i-ostersjon


PIC Gas bubbles from the Nord Stream 2 leak reaching surface of the Baltic Sea in the area shows disturbance of well over one kilometre diameter near Bornholm, Denmark, September 27, 2022. Danish Defence Command/Handout via REUTERS

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EU tells countries gas price cap would come with risks:
– The European Commission has warned EU countries that a broad cap on gas prices could be complex to launch and pose risks to energy security, amid calls from countries for Brussels to step in to tame high fuel prices.
– The Commission shared a document with countries on Wednesday, analysing various options the EU could consider to curb high gas prices, after 15 of the bloc’s 27 member states this week urged the EU to propose a cap on gas prices.
– The document, seen by Reuters, said a wholesale price cap for exchange transactions – covering both liquefied natural gas and pipeline supplies – could disrupt flows of fuel between EU countries.
– That’s because price signals would no longer help drive flows to regions where demand is high or supply scarce, the Commission said. It suggested such a price cap could only work if a new entity was launched to allocate and ship scarce fuel supplies between states. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/eu-tells-countries-gas-price-cap-would-come-with-risks-2022-09-28/

TRAVEL NEWS

Flights for 24.99 euros from Seville on sale until Friday: {Translation, summary}
– Ryanair has presented this Wednesday its winter calendar from its base in Seville. In total, fifty routes will connect different destinations of tourist interest with Seville.
– To celebrate this new change of season, the airline has launched a seat offer with flights from 24.99 euros each way to travel from September until March 2023. This promotion will be available until 30 September 2022, on Ryanair’s website. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/vuelos-2499-euros-sevilla-oferta-ryanair-recibe-20220928193039-nts.html

TECH

More WhatsApp Hacks! – Critical WhatsApp Bugs Could Have Let Attackers Hack Devices Remotely- Update Now: WhatsApp has released security updates to address two flaws in its messaging app for Android and iOS that could lead to remote access by hackers on vulnerable devices.
The issue impacts the WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business for Android and iOS prior to versions 2.22.16.12. Vulnerabilities on WhatsApp can be a lucrative attack vector for threat actors looking to plant malicious software on compromised devices. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/09/critical-whatsapp-bugs-could-have-let.html

SCIENCE

See a spiral galaxy’s haunting ‘skeleton’ in a chilly new space telescope image: Some skeletons are more sparkly than scary. A new image of a far-off galaxy shows us that what lurks underneath a spiral galaxy can be just as spectacular as what our eyes can see. The new images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope’s Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) show IC 5332, a spiral galaxy about 29,000 light years away from the Earth in the constellation Sculptor. It has a diameter of roughly 66,000 light years, making it slightly larger than our Milky Way galaxy. Photo: NASA. Full article: https://www.popsci.com/science/skeleton-galaxy-james-webb-space-telescope/ 

FINANCIAL

Porsche shares to debut amid market tumult in historic IPO: Porsche AG shares will list on the stock market on Thursday after Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) priced shares at the top end of the announced range, a sign the luxury brand has lured buyers despite market turmoil. Books closed on Wednesday with a final price of 82.50 euros, the carmaker said, at the top end of the 76.50-82.50 euro range it announced earlier this month. Shares are expected to begin trading at around 9:15 a.m. local time (0715 GMT) Thursday. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/porsche-debut-amid-market-tumult-historic-ipo-2022-09-28/

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DigameXtra No. 2370 Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 2022

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A Night of Celtic Music: Sunday, Oct 2nd, 20:30, Canillas de Albaida
We have a very special night of Celtic music for you next Sunday at Posada La Plaza, La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida.
Featuring ace fiddle player Bob Paul from Edinbane on the Isle of Skye who will be playing with his long time musical partner Amanda Darling from Competa, she will be playing penny whistle and flute.
There will also be songs and tunes from Rod Jones on keyboards, Skatz on vocals and guitar and Mitch France on guitar, vocals, banjo and mandolin.
Should be a night to remember! To book your table (highly recommended) call 952 553 254 or 609 167 127. 

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Concert: Marcos Merino Trío, October 1st Saturday 8:00 p.m.
Marcos Merino (piano), Rafa Sibajas (double bass), Juanma Nieto (drums)
Place: Hotel Plaza Cavana, 3 Granada Street, Nerja
Price Armchair: 18€ / Price New Stools: 14€
Booking: 690073871 / ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com
Web: www.ventana-abierta.es 

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The Axarquia Film Festival: 7-22 Oct 2022
– La Axarquía Film Festival is an annual event and is unique in the Andalusian audiovisual scene. Its aim is to bring cinema and its production to the rural municipalities of the Axarquia region and the province, with less than 5,000 inhabitants, thus improving the audiovisual cultural offer and promoting these territories as cultural tourist destinations.
– The festival begins in the capital of the Axarquia on October 7th and will continue with an itinerant programme in the eight municipalities which, in addition to Vélez-Málaga, are Almáchar, El Borge, Moclinejo, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, Macharaviaya and Iznate.
– It runs until 22 October and will be screened in the squares, streets and churches of these municipalities films created within the framework of the Axarquia Rural Film School as well as other selected short films of fiction, documentary and animation; all first works or second works of students and emerging filmmakers from all over Spain that can be enjoyed free of charge in open-air public spaces.
– The closing gala will be held on the 22nd of October in the town of Almáchar, where the works awarded by the juries will be announced and the prizes in the different competition sections will be presented.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-teatro-del-carmen-de-velez-malaga-inaugura-el-7-de-octubre-la-primera-edicion-de-la-axarquia-festival-de-cine/ 

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Flamenco Concert- Nerja: Sat Oct 1st, 8pm
Flamenco de Raiz feat. Antonio Guerra
Nerja Cultural Center.  Tel 902646289 

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Electric Light Orchestra tribute concert: Elosphera band
Sat Oct 1st, doors open 20:30, show 21:30. Tix €20 adv, €25 door.
Auditorium de Benalmadena. Res 633 647 260 

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IM Pulse, a Pink Floyd tribute: On Sale Now
Sat Oct 29th, 21:30. La Cochera Cabaret
Avenida de los Guindos 19, 29004 Málaga. +34 952 24 66 68  FB 

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Why? DigameXtra covers a large area. So, for example, readers in Motril are unlikely to make recommendations, or call about most for-sale items, if they know you are located in Coin. As for including both locations in for-sale posts, the buyer needs to know where to collect the item, but they will also want to know where you are from in case there is a problem. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre
– Neutral color corner sofa, with headrests recline and seat cushion also extend. Two small repairs on cushions. Measurements – Width 254 cms. Length: 145cms. Price 180€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: DVD / VHS recorder with remote control and wires, Loewe brand. You can transform VHS to DVD. Use it to watch VHS or DVD of course you can record also. It gives an excellent quality.
Only used once. Paid 380 Euros. Selling for 140 Euros.
Can meet and deliver around Nerja, Torrox, Cómpeta.
Maria, Torrox. WhatsApp: +34-626683359.
mariaispanien@hotmail.com 

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For Sale: Brand New Gre Ladder, still in box €75
Call Erika, Torrox 635149472 Will meet. 

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For Sale: Mattress. €50. King size, Silent Night memory foam mattress, very comfortable. Very good, clean condition. Email for photos. Susan, Venta baja
Email: sueespltd@ gmail.com

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Wanted: Long Term Rental Torrox El Campo. Responsible, mature and quiet Scandinavian woman looking for independent “smaller” Country House near the village of Torrox with mountain/sea views and nice outdoor space. Looking for “permanent” (years) home. ES resident, non smoker and no pets. 1-2 bedrooms depending on size/ price. Can be semi furnished / non furnished. Can provide recommendations and proof of income. Can be from now or later. Approx 500/600€ + utility.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks. Kirsten / Torrox
Please contact: khm4mail@gmail.com

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Wanted: Watches. Watch collector looking for all types of wrist watches swiss made. Japanese. Or any others considered.
Send photo and prices to Ernie, Iznate
WhatsApp 616812765 or
email: ernestiznateAThotmailD0TcoD0Tuk

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Closing “The Frock Exchange”- Nerja: Sadly after 32 years The Frock Exchange in Castilla Perez will be closing the doors for the last time, Thursday 29th. 
Please call in and grab yourself a bargain or just say Adios. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your custom and more importantly your friendship over the years. Andrea, Nerja
Tel No 650750641
Submitted by Trev, skoorbtrev AT gmail D0T com

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News & Articles

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SPAIN

If You Don’t Approve of Sex Education in Classroom, You Must “enjoy the bodies of boys, girls and women without their sexual consent,” Says Secretary of State for Equality, Angela Rodriguez:
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– The Secretary of State for Equality, Ángela Rodríguez, defended sex education in the classroom on Tuesday, and said that those who are bothered by it are those who “enjoy the bodies of boys, girls and women without their sexual consent.”
– Rodríguez made this statement during her appearance before the Senate Equality Committee in response to statements made by the minister Irene Montero last week on the right to receive affective-sexual education, which representatives from the conservative Vox and Ciudadanos parties interpreted as her having defended relations with children.
-In this sense, she emphasized that this education serves to explain at school that it is right to treat well and wrong to treat badly, to learn about emotions, contraception and consent because, in her opinion, it is the only possible way to understand “how to have a consensual sexual relationship”. (Controversial topics like the new “gender options” are also included, drawing the ire of some parents. And this is how the Spanish Secretary of State for Equality publicly replies to concerned parents? -Ed. ) Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1083444/igualdad-afirma-que-la-educacion-sexual-molesta-a-quien-disfruta-del-sexo-no-consentido/

ANDALUCIA

New rules for ride-hailing companies in Andalucía- no waiting outside stations and hotels, tests for drivers and fare controls:
– The regional government says the regulations have been designed to enable companies such as Uber, Cabify and Bolt to operate while also protecting the taxi sector, but neither is happy.
– The Junta de Andalucía has approved new regulations that will enable ride-hailing companies such as Uber, Cabify and Bolt to continue operating within towns and cities from 1 October. If it had not done so, the vehicles would only have been able to transport passengers between towns and not within the same municipality.
– The regulations restrict the ride-hailing firms in order to protect the taxi sector, which sees them as unfair competition. The drivers will not be able to pick up passengers from busy areas such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, hotels and shopping centres unless pre-booked and clients will no longer be able to use the geo-location system to see where a vehicle is before booking it. Photo: francis silva. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/junta-andalucia-approves-20220927172040-nt.html 

COSTA DEL SOL

Firefighters manage to stabilise Mijas wildfire: The Andalusian forest fire fighting brigade, Infoca, has reported that the blaze that broke out in the Entrerríos area of Mijas on Tuesday afternoon, 27 September, has been stabilised. The blaze was reported at around 1.45pm and three helicopters, supported by 68 forest firefighters, three operations technicians and two environmental officers were deployed to the area. The blaze was reported to have been stabilised at 3pm. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/helicopters-specialist-firefighters-20220927143038-nt.html 

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Velez-Malaga declared an area of great tourist affluence for the purposes of extending business hours: {Translation, summary}
– The territorial scope will be the entire municipality and the periods covered will be Easter (from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, both included) and the summer period from 1 to 30 September this year and from 1 June to 30 September from 2023. It will remain in force indefinitely, as long as the circumstances that led to the declaration are maintained. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-boja-publica-la-resolucion-que-declara-velez-malaga-zona-de-gran-afluencia-turistica-a-efectos-de-horarios-comerciales/

EUROPE

Europe investigates ‘attacks’ on Russian gas pipelines to Europe:
– Europe was investigating on Tuesday what Germany, Denmark and Sweden said were attacks which had caused major leaks into the Baltic Sea from two Russian gas pipelines at the centre of an energy standoff. But it remained far from clear who might be behind the leaks that were first reported on Monday or any foul play, if proven, on the Nord Stream pipelines that Russia and European partners spent billions of dollars building.
– German Economy Minister Robert Habeck told business leaders the leaks were due to targeted attacks on the infrastructure and Berlin now knew for sure “that they were not caused by natural occurrences or events or material fatigue.” Sweden’s and Denmark’s prime ministers said the leaks were clearly caused by deliberate actions, with information suggesting likely sabotage, while Poland’s premier blamed sabotage, without citing evidence. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/mystery-gas-leaks-hit-major-russian-undersea-gas-pipelines-europe-2022-09-27/ 

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Moscow’s proxies in occupied Ukraine regions claim landslide votes to join Russia: 27/09/2022
– Russian-installed officials in occupied regions of Ukraine reported huge majorities on Tuesday in favour of becoming part of Russia after five days of voting in so-called referendums that Kyiv and the West have denounced as a sham.
– Hastily arranged votes had taken place in four areas – the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and to the south Zaporizhzhia and Kherson – that make up about 15% of Ukrainian territory.
– Luhansk authorities said 98.5% of people there had voted to join Russia, based on 69% of ballots counted. In Zaporizhzhia, a Russian-appointed official put the figure at 93.1 % with the count now completed. while in Kherson the “yes” vote was running at more than 87%, according to the head of the voting committee. Russia’s Tass news agency said 93.95% in Donetsk region had voted in favour, with nearly 32% of the ballots counted. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220927-live-kremlin-proxies-in-ukraine-hold-last-day-of-discredited-referendums 

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Number of People Living in Germany Exceeded 84 Million for the First Time:
– Destatis pointed out that such an extensive growth of the population was recorded only in 1992 when borders opened in eastern Europe and in 2015 when a high number of migrants left their country to reach Germany.
– “The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that following German reunification, such extensive population growth was recorded only in 1992 (+700,000), when borders had been opened in eastern Europe and war was waged in Yugoslavia, and in 2015, when migrants fled to Germany (+978,000). For comparison,” the statement of Destatis reads. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/number-of-people-living-in-germany-exceeded-84-million-for-the-first-time/

TRAVEL NEWS

Canada to lift all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers entering the country:
– Travelers, regardless if they’re Canadian citizens or not, will no longer have to submit public health information through an application the government launched for travelers before or after they enter the country, provide proof of vaccination, go through pre- or on-arrival testing, quarantine or isolate, or monitor and report if they’ve developed COVID-19 symptoms when arriving in Canada, the country’s public health agency said.
– Additionally, the Canadian government said travelers will no longer be required to wear masks on planes and trains, adding that it strongly recommends people “wear high-quality and well-fitted masks during their journeys.” Full article: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/canada-lift-covid-19-restriction-travelers-entering-country/story?id=90538082

HEALTH

Private Physicians Complaints Against Insurers Likely To Drive Up Private Medical Insurance Rates, Doctors Asking 145 percent Increase In Fees For Services: {Translation}
– Doctors in private health care are on a “war footing” with insurance companies. Members of the Andalusian Council of Medical Associations speak of a “critical” situation, with “indecent” conditions and fees.
– The self-employed doctors who have opted for the private sector are demanding that the insurers sit down to negotiate and are asking for a 145 percent increase in fees. According to the president of the Andalusian Council of Medical Associations, Antonio Aguado, the companies continue to pay “prices similar to those of 30 years ago”. For example, they charge “around seven euros for the first consultation, half that for the second and nothing for the third, but we have to continue to provide care because we owe it to our patients”. “They take advantage of the doctors,” said Alfonso Carmona, spokesman for Free Practice for the Andalusian Council of Medical Associations.
– Complaints are also made about the long working hours “in order to have a decent salary” and the contractual conditions. “In the private sector I don’t have holidays, if I leave I stop producing,” says Carmona, like any other self-employed worker, “and we don’t have the right to maternity or sick leave either, if I break a leg and am off work for three weeks not a penny comes into my house; I go out if I have insurance, which has to be paid for.
– José Luis Perea, secretary general of the Association of Self-Employed Workers, has indicated that not only do they want “decent” rates, but also that with the improvement in conditions “a better quality of care is allowed and patient safety is not compromised; at the end of the private sector we cannot make a public sector two, with queues and delays”.
– The Spanish government and the Andalusian regional government are asked to “take action” and mediate with the insurers.
– In Andalusia, 13,118 doctors work in private health care. In Malaga there are 4,073, the third Spanish city with the most doctors in the private sector. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1083333/los-medicos-privados-contra-las-aseguradoras/

SPORTS

Football News- Spain beat Portugal 1-0 in Nations League finals as Czechs go down: Alvaro Morata’s late goal earned Spain a 1-0 win in Portugal and the last place in the UEFA Nations League finals on Tuesday, while the Czech Republic were relegated from the top tier after losing in Switzerland.
– Portugal, winners of the inaugural Nations League in 2019, needed just a point in Braga to finish top of Group A2 but dropped to second as Morata tapped in Nico Williams’ header on 88 minutes.
– Spain join the Netherlands, Italy and Croatia in the finals which are scheduled for June next year.
– Switzerland, who beat Spain 2-1 in Zaragoza on Saturday, were indebted to goalkeeper Yann Sommer as he saved a second-half penalty to preserve victory over the Czechs. Full article: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220927-spain-pip-portugal-to-nations-league-finals-as-czechs-go-down

TECH

Apple Watch mistake: Encouraged by Apple’s promotional material for the Apple Watch Series 7, and the ruggedness of the display, this researcher decided to not put it in a case. So how durable is the Ion-X glass? In his experience, not very. Full article:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/i-made-a-huge-apple-watch-mistake/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 

SPACE

This is when you can next see the strange stream of lights in the night sky that appeared on Sunday:
– These lights were Starlink satellites which had been launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. They are being sent up to space in groups of around 50 at a time, and the intention is to have 4,000 there in total to provide internet coverage over the entire world including the most remote areas.
– Anyone who is sorry not to have seen the lights on that occasion may have another chance soon. Astrophysicist José María Madiedo, the chief researcher at the Smart Project, has said that another launch is being planned from Cape Cañaveral in Florida on 30 September. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/space-x-launch-20220927121445-nt.html

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Watch as a fireball from an asteroid flew over Nerja in the early hours of this morning: A fireball hurtled across the Malaga night sky in the province in the early hours of this Tuesday morning, after entering the Earth’s atmosphere at 60,000 kilometres an hour and travelling almost parallel to the ground. This one passed over El Madroño in Jaén province at a height of 89 kilometres at 2.44am, and then headed south-east and ended up 78 kilometres above the Mediterranean, at a vertical point four kilometres from Nerja. In total, the fireball travelled 112 kilometres before extinguishing. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/fireball-from-asteroid-nerja-20220927114238-nt.html & VIDEO LINK

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DigameXtra No. 2369 Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 2022

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Boat Rides & Guided Tours part of Almuñécar program celebrating World Tourism Day 2022:
– Boat rides, this activity will take place on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th, whenever conditions permit the state of the sea. In particular, the boat rides will be on schedule from 10:30 to 12:30 hours, leaving from the Port of Marina del Este.
– The guided tours to the main monuments and the old town are to be held this Tuesday the 27th, in the morning and afternoon. 

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The Iznalloz (Granada) Hunting Fair XIX, Sept 30 – Oct 1:
– The fair will take place in the Municipal Sports Pavilion of Iznalloz. The venue will be open on Friday 30 September from 13:30 until 20:00. Meanwhile, on Saturday and Sunday it will start its activities at 10:30 am until 9:00 pm. Admission is free.
– During the three days of the fair, those who attend will be able to visit some thirty stands where the different exhibitors related to the world of hunting will display their products and services. In addition, an extensive programme of parallel activities has been organised, combining active competitions, exhibitions, hunting dogs, informative activities, official competitions, gastronomic tastings and other leisure activities. 

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– Contemporary ceiling or wall light with 2 LED lights, aluminium with rose gold finish. 22W (warm white). A++. W31.5 x H12.5cm. Full working order and excellent condition. Retails in Leroy Merlin at €107. Bargain at €20
– IKEA Gigantisk Touch Top Kitchen Bin. W40cm x D40cm x H61cm. 60 litre capacity. Smart looking and generously sized. Very good condition. €15
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– Spanish wall tapestry W: 90, H: 115 €15
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SPAIN

The Banks Lied! – Hollow Promises To Add Cash Machines To Promote Access For Seniors and Rural Customers, Have Shut Almost 4000 Since 2020:
– The banking restructuring process in Spain – with a constant trickle of branch closures and a greater use of cards to the detriment of cash – has led to a precipitous drop in the number of available ATMs that has accelerated with the pandemic.
– According to the latest statistics from the Bank of Spain, national entities had 46,530 dispensers distributed throughout the national geography at the end of the second quarter, 3,971 less than at the end of 2019, just before the outbreak of the health crisis.
– The figure is also the lowest since the previous minimum set in 2000, when the number of ATMs barely exceeded 44,800. And it also represents a sharp decline of almost 25% from the maximum peak reached in 2008, when citizens could access 61,714 ATMs. In other words, since the previous financial crisis, a total of 15,184 cash dispensers have disappeared. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-bank-closes-almost-4000-atms-since-the-outbreak-of-the-pandemic/

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Looking For The Best Electricity Rates: 
– Finding a cheaper tariff is one of the best ways to counteract skyrocketing electricity bills, but a leading consumer watchdog has warned Spain’s electricity providers are not always open to telling customers about the best deal they can get. Here are some options.
– Repsol Tarifa Largo Plazo
According to the OCU, the Repsol Tarifa ‘Largo Plazo’ can only be found via this link (https://www.repsol.es/particulares/hogar/luz-y-gas/tarifas/tarifa-precio-fijo-largo-plazo/), because the offer is actually hidden on the Repsol website. And for good reason, too. The Repsol tariff is among the best offers the market in terms of price per kWh consumed, although the power for off-peak time is a little more than some of the other offers on the list.
The tariff is non-permanent, with a fixed price rate for 3 years.
kWh Prices
Price per kWh consumed: €0.17/kWh.
Peak hours: €29.90 per kW.
Off-peak hours: €29.90 per kW.
– Iberdrola Online Plan
The Iberdrola Online Plan, which you can find here (https://www.iberdrola.es/en/electricity/mac/online-plan), is only available until September 30th, so be sure to take advantage of it as soon as possible.
Using Iberdrola’s online tool, you can select a kW rate and it will give you price estimates for the different values. If you’re environmentally minded, Iberdrola’s Online Plan claims to use 100 percent green electricity, so you can enjoy renewable energy and reduce your CO2 emissions.
There’s also 14 hours of savings during the night up until mid-morning.
This plan is only for customers who take out the contract online, as the name suggests, and features entirely electronic billing.
kWh Prices
Price per kWh consumed: €0.159353 + metered gas cost (in August €0.161529 /kWh).
Price per kW contracted during peak hours (fixed term): €30.66747.
Price per kW contracted during off-peak hours (fixed term): €4.104338.
Note the prices will be revised in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on January 1st.
– Octopus Energy (https://octopus.energy/)
Octopus Energy tariffs are not permanent and is all done online, which allows you the flexibility to move around again in the future if you come across a better offer. Octopus offer two fixed prices:
Octopus 3: price per kWh consumed during peak hours is 0.254 €/kWh; at flat time 0.209 €/kWh; and at off-peak hours 0.185 €/kWh.
Octopus Relax: price per kWh consumed of 0.212 €/kWh.
kWh Prices (both Octopus tariffs)
Peak hours (fixed term): €32.85.
Off-peak hours (fixed term): €6.57.
– Iberdrola Special Plan
The Iberdrola Special Plan offers a 15 percent discount during the first year, and its kWh prices for both on and off-peak are competitive with other cheaper tariffs.
kWh Prices
Price per kWh consumed: €0.178662 (minus the 15 percent extra discount) but plus a gas metering cost (which in August was €0.161529/kWh.)
Peak hours (fixed term): €30.52381
Off-peak hours (fixed term): €3.512901
– Endesa ‘One Luz’ Tariff (https://endesaluz.es/)
Endesa is currently offering the ‘One Luz’ tariff, which offers a 10 percent discount on consumption and an additional 10 percent reduction throughout the first year.
kWh Prices
Price per kWh consumed: €0.189 (plus the 10 percent +10 percent discount) + the metered gas cost (which in August was €0.161529/KWh).
Peak hours (fixed term): €33.86.
Off-peak hours (fixed term): €7.9973
– Total Energies (https://www.totalenergies.es/es/hogares/tarifas-luz)
Another interesting option is Total Energies, who offer entirely personalised pricing plans. Basically, Total Energies want to attract your business by outdoing your current rate. In order to receive a quote and see how it stacks up against your current provider, you simply upload a copy of your current bill to the website and Total Energies make an offer, often bettering your current rate.
If they make an offer, Total Energies promise a discount lasting for 4 years, although the price on which the discount is fixed is only valid for 12 months. Full article (paywall): https://www.thelocal.es/20220923/the-cheapest-rates-spains-electricity-companies-dont-want-you-to-know-about/

MALAGA

Earthquake felt along the Costa del Sol in the early hours of this Monday morning: The 112 Andalucía emergency service control centre said it was felt most intensely in Malaga city, Mijas and Fuengirola. A 4.1 magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in Malaga was detected early this morning, the 112 emergency service control centre in Andalucía has reported. It was registered at a depth of 69 kilometres at 3.48am. The quake was felt at intensity III in Fuengirola, Mijas and Malaga city and intensity II in Rincón de la Victoria and Casabermeja. However, it appears that there were no injuries or damage to property as a result. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/earthquake-costa-del-sol-20220926115743-nt.html

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What was the strange line of lights in the night sky visible from Malaga and elsewhere in Andalucía?:
– Once again, multimillionaire Elon Musk was responsible, as this was part of his artificial satellite programme. The lights were 52 Starlink satellites launched from his Space X company from Florida on Saturday.
– Satellites such as these have been orbiting the Earth for several years and the aim is to bring Internet to the entire planet, including the most isolated areas.
– Astrophysicist José María Madiedo said the lights were visible between 9.10 and 9.15pm on Sunday, and the satellites had not actually been above Andalucía but could be seen from a vast distance. “Over time they will separate from each other and the line will not be as clear to see,” he said. “SpaceX wants to put 40,000 satellites in space altogether so it is probable that we will see lines of lights such as these quite regularly”. Photo: Carmen Nogués. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mystery-lights-malaga-20220926100411-nt.html 

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Plenoil- Low cost fuel station chain expands on Costa: Low-cost company Plenoil has opened a new fuel station forecourt in Mijas, its seventh in the province of Malaga. The new service station is located on the La Torre industrial estate and is open from 7am to 9.45pm in the week and 10am – 3pm and 5pm – 8pm at weekends, creating three new jobs. The company now has 33 locations in Andalucía and anticipates opening another four in “the coming months”. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/lowcost-fuel-station-20220923102017-ntvo.html 

UK

Crashing pound falls to US dollar all-time low, squeezing beer and mortgages:
– The UK government’s economic plans have seen the pound sink to an all-time low against the US dollar, with market confidence taking a hammering in the wake of the chancellor’s unveiling of the biggest tax cuts in over 50 years and a hint that more cuts could be on the way.
– Sterling has hit its lowest level against the dollar since decimalisation in 1971, falling by more than 4 per cent to just 1.03 dollars in early Asia trading before it regained some ground to about 1.07 dollars earlier today (Monday, 26 September).
– The euro also hit a fresh 20-year low against the dollar amid recession and energy-security fears ahead of what is expected to be a painful winter across Europe, with the war in Ukraine showing no sign of ending.
– Experts warned that the pound’s plunge towards parity with the dollar will send the cost of goods soaring even higher, potentially worsening the cost-of-living crisis. The pound’s fall also means it will be more expensive for the government to borrow money – just when it has decided to borrow billions more. Full article: https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2022/09/crashing-pound-falls-to-all-time-low-against-us-dollar-mortgage-payments-and-beer-prices-could-rise/

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UK- TikTok may face big fine over children’s data protection: Chinese company TikTok could face a 27 million-pound ($29 million) fine in the U.K. over a possible breach of U.K. data protection law by failing to protect children’s privacy when they are using the video-sharing platform.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/technology-744ed5164bbc33c94fa0db67d4baba69

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A first look of the ledger stone for Queen Elizabeth II has been released ahead of it being open to the public: The marble slab bears brass lettering for the names of the Queen, Prince Philip and the Queen’s parents, George VI and Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Full article: https://www.womanandhome.com/life/royal-news/first-look-of-queen-elizabeth-iis-ledger-stone-with-inscription-for-prince-philip-and-her-parents-theyre-finally-reunited/ 

RECALLS

Consumer Affairs recalls several batches of sausages for possible presence of listeria: {Translation, summary}
– The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has warned of the presence of ‘Listeria monocytogenes’ in several batches of AIA and Pavo brand sausages.
– As a precaution, the AESA has recommended to the people who have in their homes the products concerned to refrain from eating them, and return them to the point of sale. In the case of having consumed these products of the lots affected and present any symptoms compatible with a listeriosis (fever, headache, vomiting, or diarrhea), Consumption advisable to go to a health center.
– Specifically, the products affected are ‘Sausage AVI.GR.250’, named ‘Wudy Classic’ and of the brand AIA of lots 1825669, 1830837, 1832413, 1839009, 1852306, 1857209, 1860977, 1877305, 1883439, 1888982, 1902500, 1911205, 1929751, 1940795 and 1947076. Its best-before date is 28/11/2022 and earlier.
– For ‘Wudy queso’, the lots included in the alert are 1803199, 1808935, 1820077, 1825216, 1839569, 1846833, 1852306, 1860349, 1877867, 1886642, 1896612, 1896612, 1906129, 1921601, 1929185 and 1945465, with a best-before date of 26/11/2022 and earlier.
– For ‘Wudy Party’, the lots are 1900260, 1902500, 1933896 and 1945455, with a best before date of 17/10/2022 and earlier. The affected batches of ‘Wudy Happy Hour’ are 1808935, 1832413, 1863556, 1883993, 1906687 and 1940129, with a best before date of 24/11/2022 and earlier.
– In the ‘Wudy Maxipack Clásico’ the lots are 1798614, 1803199, 1820665, 1860349, 1869109, 1877305, 1877867, 1900782, 1933896 and 1952362, with a best-before date of 30/11/2022 and earlier.
– Finally, ‘Hot Dogs’ of the brand Pavo with batch numbers 1825217, 1863583, 1863583, 1869104, 1873731, 1883996, 1921549 and 1929755 are also affected. 1921549 y 1929755. The best-before date is 09/11/2022 and earlier. Source, Spanish: https://www.infosalus.com/nutricion/noticia-consumo-retira-varios-lotes-salchichas-posible-presencia-listeria-20220926123603.html 

SPORTS

Football News- El ‘clásico’: Real Madrid vs Barcelona, will be held next Sunday, October 16, with start set to 16:15 CET (14:15 GMT), as confirmed by the club in madrid. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1082992/el-clasico-real-madrid-barcelona-el-domingo-16-octubre-a-las-1615-horas/

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La Liga demands ‘positive’ broadcasting of football matches:
– La Liga has a requirement in their broadcasting rules that the winning bidders of the television rights to Spain’s topflight in the 2022-23 season must cover the league “positively”.
– Journalists associations in Spain have complained about the restrictions, which state that the league can ask for any individual who does not comply to be removed from their post.
– Teresa Ribeiro, the OSCE Representative on Media Freedom showed concern over the restrictions stated. “The new conditions unreasonably limit media freedom and the public’s right to information,” said Ribeiro. “This is unfortunately becoming a growing practice in the world of football.”
– A La Liga source told AFP that the restrictions were designed to “avoid tabloid topics and player family issues” during broadcasts of the games and in post-match interviews. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220923/la-liga-demands-positive-broadcasting-of-football-matches/ 

TECH

More Proof Cloud Storage Is Not Safe & Secure – Warning of damage to old photos stored in Google Photos: {Translation}
– Some users’ old photos on the Google Photos service have turned out to be damaged, showing what resembles physical watermarks, a flaw identified on all versions of the service, the website as well as Android, Apple, and Windows apps.
– Google Photos users have found in recent days that their older photos, those that have been stored on the service for at least five years, are showing marks, discolorations and distorted areas, and white spots in some cases.
– These marks, which many have identified as similar to those that water would physically leave behind, have appeared on all versions of the service, both on Android and iOS as well as on the web, as 9to5Google points out. The complaints appear on Google’s Help forum but also on portals such as Reddit, but so far the company has not said anything about it. This is just one more reason why saving your data to an external hard drive is far more reliable than a cloud service. But you should do both, as external hard drives do get lost or destroyed occasionally. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/portaltic/internet/noticia-alertan-danos-fotografias-antiguas-guardadas-google-fotos-20220926134437.html

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Fitbit Teams With Google To Add Your Real-time Health Data to Google’s Ever Growing Profile of You – To Make Account Login Mandatory for New Fitbit Users in 2023:
– Wearable technology company Fitbit has announced a new clause that requires users to switch to a Google account “sometime” in 2023. “In 2023, we plan to launch Google accounts on Fitbit, which will enable use of Fitbit with a Google account,” the Google-owned fitness devices maker said.
– The switch will not go live for all users in 2023. Rather, support for Fitbit accounts is expected to continue until at least the beginning of 2025, after which a Google account will be mandatory for using the devices.
– The deeper integration also means that a Google account will be compulsory to sign up for Fitbit and activate new features, including those that incorporate Google products and services such as Google Assistant.
– The development comes more than three years after Google announced similar changes in May 2019 after its acquisition of smart home company Nest, another scam to collect data related to activities and visitors to your home.
Editor’s Note: Google’s abuses of private data are well documented. So be very skeptical when they say “Google stressed that users’ Fitbit personal information will not be used to serve ads.” If history is any indication, that is precisely what the data will be used for! Google will also share the Fitbit data with their business partners; it will be very popular with insurance companies and health providers who will consult this data before providing you products or services. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2022/09/google-to-make-account-login-mandatory.html 

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DigameXtra No. 2368 Monday, Sept. 26th, 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*****
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
– 28th – Trip to Montefrio, Granada Province. Price €23 and includes, coach fare, tourist train and drivers tip.
November
– 4th – 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
– 18th – Wolf Park in Antequera €23pp includes guided tour €23pp includes guided tour
– 25th – Black Friday in the Nevada Centre, Granada €15pp – Hit the sales.
December
– 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.
– 7th – Trip to Estepa and Puente Genil. Estepa to visit a sweet/biscuit factory and then on to Puente Genil to see their Christmas Lights. Price TBC
– 13th – Mrs Miggins home bake sale, orders taken now for Christmas cakes and puds, mincepies, sausage rolls, meat pies and curries.
– 21st – A trip to see the festive Christmas Lights in Malaga city. €10pp and first pick up at Algarrobo Lidl at 17.00
– 23-27th – Christmas in Hotel Las Palmeras, Fuengirola. The price is €240pp based on 2 sharing a double room and single occupancy is €320. The price includes Full board hotel accommodation, coach fare and tips.
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Bio Beach Restaurant – El Morche: Updated Event Date
– Summer is officially over and the September Solstice is behind us. But the good times with great Bio Beach programs are still many to come our way! Do you like the Music of the Mid-Sixties?? If yes, then join us in a couple of weeks at Bio Beach on the second Wed. of Oct. for the U3A Bio Beach lectures Series!! By popular demand, on Oct. 12th at 11 am, Ray Sulivan will present his absorbing and heel-kicking taped musical program that most U3A members, who know him, will not miss! It is entitled “How Merseybeat conquered America’s pop charts in 1964/65”: Here is what the speaker, Ray Sullivan details about his program: “My talk charts the state of the British pop scene thru to the Merseybeat explosion of 1962/64 and the subsequent British invasion of America, spearheaded by The Beatles and The Searchers. The music has been recorded on c.d. and there are 24 tracks. The presentation lasts just under 2 hours with an interval of approx. 20 minutes. Clapping, singing, and dancing are encouraged and a fun time will hopefully be had by all.”
– These U3A programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these social, educational, and stimulating mornings are presented in an effort to attract more members. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade (right behind the church). We look forward to seeing you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 

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Art exhibition: Just a few more days to visit my September exhibition at the Tourist Office on Torrox Costa.
Open 8am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 8.30pm until 30th September.
jillcarrott@msn.com ; Jill, Torrox

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Pepe Romero Guitar Festival- Malaga: Plaza del Toros, Malaga
28/09/2022: José Miguel Moreno
30/09/2022: Amancio Prada 
Info & Tix: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/concierto-de-aranjuez-orquesta-filarmonica-malaga/ 

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Il Divo Concert: Plaza de Toros de Linares, Jaén. Thursday 06 Oct
Doors at 8pm, show at 10pm.
This event’s performance date has changed (the old date was Saturday 16 Jul 2022 at 22:00). The show will now take place on Thursday 06 Oct 2022 at 22:00.
Original tickets already purchased via See Tickets will remain valid for the new date.
Info & Tix (English): https://www.seetickets.com/es/event/il-divo/plaza-de-toros-de-linares/2253318?lang=en-GB 

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For Sale: Brand new Uten professional sewing machine. Model 2685 is an easy to use computerised sewing machine with 200 unique built-in stitches including 100 letters and numbers stitches. Unwanted gift 6 months ago & never used. Costs €270 on Amazon (link below) accept €170. Contact Sam / Vinuela on Email: sam.seabrook70@gmail.com
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For Sale: Dedibot 3D printer. An ideal first printer. Used but in original box from manufacturer. Check out the Dedibot website link for more information. €100. Bart, Competa. Phone or WhatsApp 633 076 946
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For Sale: Adjustable mobility bed, spanish king size 150×190. Dual control for back lift and leg lift. Hardly used. Great for recovery from illness/operations, easy comfort. Very good clean condition
Please email for photos. €1100. Susan, Venta Baja
Email: sueespltd@ gmail.com 

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For Sale: Football Books. 90 football books – mix of paperbacks and hardbacks in well read to very good condition. Many biographies of players/managers and several books about Manchester United. Photos emailed on request or the books can be viewed at Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo).
50 euro for the lot or will split at 2 euro per hardback and 1 euro per paperback ( 6 for the price of 5).
Buyer(s) to collect from Torrox Costa (El Penoncillo).
Brenda – El Penoncillo. Tel/WhatsApp 711003687
email: brendaleetorrox at gmail dot com 

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Recommendation for SPW Construction: Another great job by SPW builders. Scott and his team just finished some complicated building work for us. He gave us good advice and the job was completed with the usual efficiency and attention to detail. We are really pleased with the end result. Contact SPW on tel 622 938 440
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SPAIN

Consumer associations have pointed their fingers at six food firms for adopting ‘shrinkflation’, a practice that is legal but lacking transparency:
– Shrinkflation. That is the term used when brands reduce the weight of their packs but keep the price the same: in other words, consumers are receiving less of the product but paying as much as they always did. The operation is legal, as long as the weight shown on the label is accurate, but consumer associations are accusing the firms of a lack of transparency.
– Spain’s Consumers and Users Organisation (OCU) has provided some figures about this tactic which is usually associated with a general increase in prices. It says 7% of the 273 products it looked at were subject to shrinkflation. For example, what was an 800 gramme pack of ColaCao drink powder now weighs 760; 500g of Tulipán margarine is now 400g; a two-litre bottle of Pepsi Cola is now 1.75 litres; a pack of Revilla chorizo costing 1 euro contains 65g instead of the previous 80; the 110-gramme pack of Campofrío ham for one euro now weighs 85g and every Activia yoghurt now weighs 5 grammes less.
– Due to this situation, the OCU has reported Pastas Gallo, Danone, Pescanova, ColaCao, Tulipán and Campofrío to the National Commission of Markets and Competition. No response has been received as yet, and the OCU says it cannot rule out reporting more brands and companies as well.
– “Charging the same but giving consumers less is unfair competition with manufacturers who increase their prices,” said sources at the OCU, which has begun a campaign to encourage people to report cases of shrinkflation and hidden price increases when they see them. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/brands-hiding-food-20220923102028-ntvo.html

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VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Folk Festival ‘City of Vélez-Málaga’ celebrates its 40th Anniversary: {Translation, summary}
– The Councillor for Fairs and Festivities, Lola Gámez, indicated that the festival is an activity included in the programme of the Real Feria de San Miguel 2022 and will be held this Saturday, 1 October, at 17 h. in the Paseo de Andalucía with the participation this year of the Agrupación Folklórica Señora de La Sierra, from Villarrubia de los Ojos (Ciudad Real) together with the hosts, the Coros y Danzas de Vélez-Málaga, who will perform a sample of their traditional repertoire. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-festival-folklorico-ciudad-de-velez-malaga-celebra-su-40-aniversario/ 

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Two thousand residents of Periana have been unable to consume tap water for a week: {Translation} 24Sept22
– Around two thousand of the three thousand residents of Periana are still a week later unable to drink the water that reaches their homes, due to high levels of turbidity. The problem was detected last Friday, when the low level of the well at the source of the river Guaro, which supplies the main town of the Axarquia municipality, increased the levels of turbidity in the water, forcing the Town Hall to advise the residents not to drink it.
– After a week, two more analyses have been carried out, without positive results. The mayor of Perian, Rafael Torrubia (PSOE), explained on Thursday that the workers are relocating the pumps of one of the two boreholes to try to improve the quality of the water. At the same time, the Consistory is going to purchase new filters to treat it. At the same time, work is being done to connect the second borehole, which until last August was used for irrigation, to the supply network. The municipality’s farms have suspended irrigation due to the drought.
– At the same time, the Consistory is working to install a pipeline from the source of the Batán to the town of Periana. These resources, which have hardly diminished, go to the districts of Mondrón, Los Marines, Vilo and Los Parrales. Residents of the municipality have complained to this newspaper that the irrigation of several avocado farms “has overexploited the Guaro aquifer”. Photo: Youtube. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/dos-mil-vecinos-de-periana-llevan-una-semana-sin-poder-consumir-el-agua-del-grifo/

EUROPE

Italians expected to elect right-wing government led by Meloni:
– Italians voted on Sunday in an election that is forecast to return the country’s most right-wing government since World War Two and pave the way for Giorgia Meloni to become its first woman prime minister.
– The complex calculations required by a hybrid proportional/first-past-the-post electoral law mean it may be many hours before the composition of a new slimmed-down parliament is known. Even if there is a clear cut result, the next government is unlikely to take office before late October, with the new parliament not meeting until Oct. 13.
– Parts of Italy had heavy rain on Sunday, with the Campania region around the southern city of Naples particularly badly affected. That appeared to have put off some voters, with turnout nationally only around 51% four hours before polls closed, compared to more than 58% at the same stage in 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/polls-open-italy-right-wing-alliance-seen-winning-2022-09-25/ 

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UPDATE 25Sept22 23:07 – Italy’s right-wing, led by Meloni wins election, according to exit polls: A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party looks set to win a clear majority in the next parliament, exit polls said on Sunday after voting ended in an Italian national election. An exit poll for state broadcaster RAI said the bloc of conservative parties, that also includes Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, won between 41 and 45%, enough to guarantee control of both houses of parliament.
Italy’s electoral law favours groups that manage to create pre-ballot pacts, giving them an outsized number of seats by comparison with their vote tally. Full results are expected by early Monday. Full article:
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220925-italy-s-right-wing-parties-set-to-win-power-according-to-exit-polls

RECALLS

Vegans beware as Tesco issues an urgent recall of a Free From product containing undeclared milk: Supermarket giant Tesco have issued a food recall on Happi Free From Oat M!lk Chocolate Bars (80g) as they contain undeclared milk. Both a white chocolate and milk chocolate version of the confectionary have been recalled. Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/09/25/vegans-beware-as-tesco-issues-an-urgent-recall-of-a-free-from-product-containing-undeclared-milk/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Laver Cup 2022 Results- Team World Defeats Team Europe 13-8:
– Team Europe included a cast of Hall of Fame level players- Nadal, Federer, Murray and Djokovic.
– Team World was down 8-4 to Team Europe going into the final of day of play at the Laver Cup in London—and they had lost to them in all four previous editions of the international team competition—but heroics from Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jack Sock and ultimately Frances Tiafoe on Sunday lifted them to victory for the very first time.
– Tiafoe clinched Team World’s first ever Laver Cup title with a dramatic 1-6, 7-6 (11), 10-8 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, fighting off an incredible four match points in the second set tie-break before closing it out in a match tie-break in the third set. Full article: https://www.tennis.com/news/articles/auger-aliassime-sock-tiafoe-rise-up-to-lift-team-world-to-first-laver-cup-title 

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Eliud Kipchoge breaks the world record at the 2022 Berlin marathon:
Kipchoge shattered his own world record on Sunday (25 Sept), with a time of 2:01:09 to win the Berlin marathon. It’s the second time the Kenyan runner has set the official men’s world record at the race in the German capital. Kipchoge’s previous best in an official 42.2km race was 2:01:39 set on the same course in 2018.
– Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa won the women’s race on Sunday in a course record of 2:15:37, the third fastest time in history. Full article:
https://olympics.com/en/news/eliud-kipchoge-new-mens-world-record-2022-berlin-marathon 

SPACE

Jupiter is coming its closest to Earth in decades:
– The gas giant Jupiter is coming the closest it has come to Earth in 59 years this Monday and will be particularly visible because it coincides with another event called opposition.
– When in opposition, a planet is on the opposite side of Earth from the sun, so you could draw a straight line from the sun to Earth to Jupiter, all in alignment. Jupiter’s opposition happens every 13 months. Looking from the Earth, when the sun sets in the west, Jupiter will rise in the east, directly opposite. During opposition, planets appear at their biggest and brightest.
– Jupiter is coming closer to Earth than it has since 1963. Because of Earth’s and Jupiter’s differing orbits around the sun, they don’t pass each other at the same distance each time. When it’s closest on Monday, Jupiter will be about 367 million miles from Earth, according to NASA. At its farthest, it’s 600 million miles away. Full article: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/25/1124167790/jupiter-closest-earth-opposition-nasa 

SCAMS

Hack that leaves some Hyundai, Kia cars vulnerable:
– Some Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs are missing a “key” anti-theft device, and thieves know. An insurance industry group says these cars are stolen at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the auto industry because their keys lack computer chips for theft “immobilizer” systems.
– Chip keys, which started to show up in the 1990s, communicate with another chip in the ignition switch. If they match, the engines will start. If they don’t match, a thief can’t start the engine.
– Keys don’t have an immobilizer system in several lower-priced versions of vehicles from the two South Korean automakers such as the Kia Rio and Sportage and the Hyundai Accent, the institute said.
Full article: https://apnews.com/article/social-media-milwaukee-theft-ecd3be407c1b7cb725ae607b8d86bcaf 

OTHER

Super Typhoon Noru slams into Philippines with evacuations underway: Experts have said Super Typhoon Noru is the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year. On Sunday, it made landfall not far from the capital, Manila. The storm made landfall on Polillo Island, 90 kilometers (almost 50 miles) north of the capital, Manila, which is home to 13 million people. Authorities have warned of potential flash floods, landslides and tidal surges. “We ask residents living in danger zones to adhere to calls for evacuation whenever necessary,” said Philippine National Police chief General Rodolfo Azurin. Photo: OneNewsPage. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/super-typhoon-noru-slams-into-philippines-with-evacuations-underway/a-63230956

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Pharoah Sanders, influential jazz saxophonist, dies at 81: Pharoah Sanders, the influential tenor saxophonist revered in the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, has died, his record label announced. He was 81. Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday, said the tweet from Luaka Bop, the label that released his 2021 album, “Promises.” It did not specify a cause. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/pharoah-sanders-dies-jazz-revered-saxophonist-e824073f6dedf579d21e6aa29bb4563b & VIDEO LINK 

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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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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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DigameXtra No. 2367 – WEEKEND EDITION – Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2022

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Trapiche Market: We open this Tuesday and every Tuesday from 09:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga, follow the directions to Trapiche airport.
It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too! NOW also good quality second hand stalls.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls & other items; fresh fruit & veg, pot plants, large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area and discuss selling your house with BluCee Real Estate.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please view and follow our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer. 
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Bar Atila: Saturday 24th September at 9pm, The Killer Rockets
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
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Dia del Tourista- Mijas: Plaza Virgen de la Peña on Wednesday 28 September. Will begin at midday with a flamenco dance show. This will be followed at 1pm by the award ceremony of the recent Ruta del Tapa.
Visitors will also enjoy free paella and a programme of activities. 

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Editor’s Note To Beer Lovers- Torrox Costa Oktoberfest: I visited Friday at 11:30pm. The good news, there is a much larger selection of regional German beers on tap than in previous years. The bad news is the variety of craft beers is smaller. I didn’t see a stall of the craft brewery from Toledo, forgot the name, that had the amazing blueberry porter last year. The sound quality is typically less than stellar, but there are a lot more tables & seats this year.

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We look forward to seeing you!
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
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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.
**Free small testers are available on request** Please contact us to find out more or to order:
Email: margaret@moonette.es ; Homepage: www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
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For Sale: Two antique Spanish Mirrors. €15 each
Jean, Lake Vinuela. Can deliver locally
tel. 004407507250546
J.kingsleymonks@btinternet.com 

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For Sale: 2 Cepsa Aluminium gas cylinders, both empty.
25 euros for both. Can be collected from Caleta de Velez.
Tel/WhatsApp 655629821. Jennifer. Caleta de Velez 

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For Sale: Turmeric Curcumin & Ginger. Surplus to requirement,
3 Tubs of High Strength Turmeric Curcumin & Ginger.
High Strength 2000mg. 180 Tablets, 1 a day. Completely Sealed.
Expiry date June 2025. Price €10 each or €25 the 3.
Peter, Benajarafe, 608562180 

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For Sale, 3 items: Doors
– 2 x glass detail 72cm wide doors with fittings
– 2 x full door 62cm wide doors with fittings for bathrooms
– 2 x full door 72cm wide with fittings
In good condition, painted off white.
€50 each will not separate, one collection only. This week please.
For collection in Marbella. Elvira. Diane/Torremolinos
If interested whats app me 0044 7720 760 459
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COVID & MONKEYPOX

Malaga province ICUs report zero Covid cases for first time since start of the pandemic: In Andalucía as a whole there are just four coronavirus patients admitted to the region’s intensive care units.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/covid-icu-data-20220923144332-nt.html

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Andalusia registers 58 active cases of monkeypox, with 72 more under investigation: {Translation, summary} 23/09/2022 12:25
– Andalusia continues to drop active cases of monkeypox, which currently stand at 58, which means 23 less than this past Friday (81), and has another 72 more cases under investigation. In addition, it already adds 1,263 people vaccinated for having been risk contacts of patients who have tested positive for the disease.
– The province with the most cases is Seville, with a total of 20, followed by Malaga, with 18; Cádiz, with nine; Granada, with five; Huelva, with four; Córdoba and Almería, with one, and none in Jaén.
– In addition, there are 72 cases under investigation, while 800 previously confirmed cases are already inactive. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1082215/andalucia-registra-58-casos-activos-de-viruela-del-mono-con-72-mas-en-investigacion/

ANDALUCIA

Taxi sector in Andalucía piles on the pressure and calls for a strike this weekend: Drivers are threatening to stop work at 7pm today, Friday 23 September, until 7am on Monday because they say the Junta’s proposed regulation of ride-hailing companies does not go far enough. Photo: M. Fernandez. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/taxi-sector-piles-20220923093558-nt.html 

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Churches & Worship

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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 

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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!). 

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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: https://www.stgeorgeschurchmalaga.org

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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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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
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DigameXtra No. 2366 Friday, Sept. 23rd, 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.
Please contact Kim Bowe at Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com if you need information on the Royal British Legion.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Upcoming Events:
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– Friday 7th October. Lunch at La Herradura
– Sunday 16th October. Poppy walk followed by a Social at Chapel Bar Nerja
– Thursday 20th October. AGM followed by Trafalgar lunch with up spirits (free rum)
– Tuesday 25th October. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa.
Nov
– Friday 4th November. Lunch at La Herradura
– Friday 11th November. POPPY BALL @ the Caves Restaurant, Maro
– Sunday 13th November. Remembrance, followed by lunch at Al Andalus
– Tuesday 22nd November. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa
Dec
– Friday 2nd December. Christmas Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 6th December. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox Costa
– Thursday 15th December. Christmas lunch at Al Andalus
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Cuban Music Concert: Sat 24 Sept 22:30. Tico & Son Trio
Venue- The Circles, C/ Chaparil 5, Nerja. Tel 611 736 484. €10 

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Tourist & Resident Day- Competa: Sat 24 Sept: Schedule of events
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“A Night With the Phantom”: 30th Sept. & 1st Oct.
Salón Varietés Theatre. C/ Emancípación, Fuengirola 29640
Michael Sterling has performed in the West End as The Phantom Of The Opera, as well as a 35 year career, including roles in Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rat Pack and more! Come and here his story and music. Featuring hits from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, Sunset Boulevard, Jeckyll & Hyde, Chess, Rat Pack, We Will Rock You, Andrea Bocelli and Many more…
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Burriana Beach, Nerja, Cleanup Day: Spanish Red Cross sponsors this event on Sat, 24 Sept, from 09:30-11:00. 

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IV Elvira Blues Festival: Sat, 24 Sep 2022
Location is Atarfe (Granada) at the Plaza Toros de Atarfe.
€10 adv, €12 door. Doors 7pm, show at 8pm
Acts- La Perra Blanco; Alex Caporuscio; Green Bottle; Xilancos Blues. Info & tix:
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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
Now Open!
 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
– Ceiling light with 5 glass shades 20€
– Ceiling light with 3 glass shades 15€
– Ceiling light with hanging glass crystals 20€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170427
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For Sale: 2x good quality, sturdy sundbeds, with wheels for easy movement. Originally from Dunnes with comfortable foam covered mattresses. Please email for more photos. €80. Buyer collects. Susan, Venta Baja
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For Sale, 2 items:
– Cannon dual fuel cooker, adapted to run on bottled gas, small electric oven with grill, large fan oven, protective glass lid over gas hob. 95 euros. 60cms wide.
– Kitchen units as shown in picture. 95 euros. Available now.
Buyer collects. Sonya or Paul, Algarrobo Costa
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SPAIN

How foreigners can get fast-track citizenship in Spain:
– Overall, it can end up taking 12 to 13 years for you to finally get your hands on a Spanish passport and ID. That’s a very long wait for most people, especially if they want to consolidate their right to live in Spain now and in the future. However, there are a number of cases in which the wait to get citizenship through residency can be up to four times shorter, even when factoring in the long processing times in Spain:
– Being married to a Spanish national – one year to apply.
– Having the right nationality – two years to apply.
– Being married to the person with the right nationality – three to four years to apply.
– Being born in Spain – one year to apply.
– Having Spanish blood ties – one year to apply
– Naturalisation letter – potentially zero years to apply
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220921/how-foreigners-can-get-fast-track-citizenship-in-spain/

ANDALUCIA

Health will start vaccination against the flu and the fourth Covid dose on October 3: {Translation, summary}
– The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced on Thursday that the flu vaccination campaign will begin on 3 October in Andalusia and that it will be carried out in conjunction with the fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for people over 80 years of age in residential homes.
– This year the flu vaccination campaign will include children between the ages of six months and five years, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
– The first group to receive this second booster dose will be people over the age of 80 living in residential homes, followed by inoculation of people over the age of 60 and staff in health and social care centres. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1075977/salud-iniciara-el-3-de-octubre-la-vacunacion-contra-la-gripe-y-la-cuarta-dosis-covid/

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These are the new tax measures approved by the Board of Andalusia: {Translation, summary}
– The suspension of the water charges will mean an estimated overall saving of 140 million euros for families and companies during the year 2023 alone.
– With regard to personal income tax, the Andalusian government has agreed on two measures: the deflation of the first brackets of the regional rate and the increase in the personal and family minimum tax exemptions.
– The decree law approved by the Governing Council provides for the practical abolition of the Wealth Tax by means of a 100% tax rebate. As it is a devolved tax, only the central government has the power to abolish it.
– Finally, the Decree-Law provides for an increase in the maximum period for deferment and instalments of debts owed by citizens, companies and institutions to the Junta de Andalucía, up to 12 years in general. The objective, in line with the rest of the measures included in the Decree-Law, is to provide taxpayers with payment facilities, in the context of the current economic slowdown. Until now, the maximum period that had been applied, subject to a series of requirements, was ten years. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/medidas-fiscales-aprobadas-junta-andalucia/

COSTA DEL SOL

Benalmádena hosts 23rd bonsai exhibition: The Casa de Cultura in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena, is hosting the 23rd edition of the Muestra de Bonsai, an exhibition organised by the local bonsai association (Amigos del Bonsai) that is being held from today, Thursday 22, and Saturday 24 September.
The collection will feature more than 30 types of bonsai trees, including olive, pine and a wide variety of deciduous trees, each with its own particular characteristics.
Visitors will also enjoy guided tours to learn about the different species in show.
The friends of the bonsai association will also organise a free four-week course in October to teach participants the various techniques used in the cultivation of the trees. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/benalmadena-torremolinos/benalmadena-hosts-23rd-20220922114714-nt.html

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

The Vélez-Málaga City Council announces the sale of tickets for the concerts of the Real Ferial de San Miguel 2022: {Translation}
– On Thursday 29 September, at 23.00, India Martínez will perform and on Friday 30 September, at 22.30, Miguel Poveda will give a concert. On Saturday 1 October there will be a Youth Party with performances by Yisto SP, Adikeey, Egonzález DJ, Cano, Lennis Rodríguez, Sau & Juni. The three concerts will be held in the marquee of the official stand at the fairgrounds.
– Tickets will be on sale from Friday 23rd September, from 11.00 a.m., in person at the Tourist Offices in Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar. The Tourist Offices are open from Monday to Saturday, from 11.00 to 14.00 hours and from 17.00 to 20.00 hours. Tickets can also be purchased online for the India Martínez concert at http://www.malagaentradas.com , and for the Miguel Poveda concert and the Fiesta Joven at http://www.wegow.com. It is very important to note that a maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased per person, while stocks last.
– The change of date of Miguel Poveda’s concert from the 1st of October to the 30th of September is due to internal issues and totally unrelated to the Town Hall of Vélez-Málaga and the organising promoter, as also informed in a press release by the artist’s representative The Music Republic.
– The ticket price is 15 euros for India Martínez and Miguel Poveda and 5 euros for the Fiesta Joven. The concert by Ecos del Rocío, which will take place after the Pregón on Tuesday 27 September, at approximately 23.00 hours in the Plaza de Las Carmelitas, and the concert by Sylvia Pantoja on Sunday 2 October in the Caseta del Recinto Ferial, will be free and open to the public. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-ayuntamiento-de-velez-malaga-anuncia-la-venta-de-entradas-de-los-conciertos-de-la-real-ferial-de-san-miguel-2022/ 

UK

Britain lifts ban on gas fracking in push for energy independence:
Britain on Thursday formally lifted a moratorium on fracking for shale gas that has been in place since 2019, saying strengthening the country’s energy supply was an “absolute priority”. The government said ending the ban would allow drilling to restart and more data to be gathered, building an understanding of how shale gas can be safely extracted where there was local support.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britain-lifts-ban-fracking-shale-gas-2022-09-22/

TRAVEL NEWS

Spain No Longer Requires Travellers to Complete the Health Control Form: “As of Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) portal, both the website and the mobile applications (APPs), will no longer be operational. It will no longer be necessary to complete the health control form to travel to Spain nor to show the SpTH QR code at the airport of arrival,” the statement of the Ministry of Health reads. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-no-longer-requires-travellers-to-complete-the-health-control-form/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Federer, Nadal to team up in doubles at Laver Cup on Friday:
– Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will team up in doubles at the Laver Cup on Friday in what Federer has announced will be the final match of his long and illustrious career.
– Federer, owner of 20 Grand Slam titles, and his longtime rival Nadal, owner of a men’s-record 22 major championships. will pair up for Team Europe against the Team World duo of U.S. Open semifinalist Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
– The lineup for Day 1 at the competition founded by Federer’s management company was announced Thursday. The singles matches will be two-time Grand Slam runner-up Casper Ruud against Sock, and 2021 French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas against Diego Schwartzman during the day session, and three-time major champion Andy Murray against Alex de Minaur at night, before the Federer-Nadal doubles match. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/rafael-nadal-sports-frances-tiafoe-stefanos-tsitsipas-roger-federer-e145694f4e358b8f01a60315a79c95f1 

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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
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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!). 

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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: https://www.stgeorgeschurchmalaga.org

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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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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. 2365 Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 2022

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Canillas de Aceituno will celebrate International Bird Day on October 7 and 8: {Translation}
– The activities will begin on Friday 7th October at nine o’clock in the morning with a talk entitled ‘Swifts, swallows and common planes’ aimed at the students of CEIP Virgen de la Cabeza de Canillas de Aceituno. On the same day, the exhibition ‘Proyecto Vencejos’ of the Sociedad Gaditana de Historia Natural will be on display.
– On Saturday 8th October, the Avifauna Day will begin with a popular breakfast, followed by the presentation of the Day by the Town Council of Canillas de Aceituno and those responsible for the organisation of the event. This will be followed by a talk-colloquium and observation of urban birds. Later, in the Lomilla area, there will be a talk on the world of falconry and a flying exhibition by José García Vega (Gestión de Fauna), followed by a release of birds recovered from the CREA in Malaga. The day will end with a bird watching outing on the Colás del Saltillo trail and a picnic lunch.
– The registration fee for the day on Saturday 8th October is 10 euros. For more information and to reserve a place, please email: andaryconocer@gmail.com
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/canillas-de-aceituno-celebrara-el-dia-internacional-de-las-aves-los-dias-7-y-8-de-octubre/

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Vélez-Málaga celebrates the Verbena Resurrection and Star on Saturday, Sept 24th: {Translation, summary}
– Vélez-Málaga will host a new edition of the Verbena ‘Resurrection and Star’ which will have a wide programme of activities for all audiences, in the car park located in front of the Florymar establishment on Camino de Málaga.
– All attendees will be able to enjoy a delicious paella free of charge. The day will also be enlivened by the performances of the Candilejas Fusion Dance Academies, Ana Belén, and Cristina Gallardo, as well as flamenco with Juan García and Christian Martín. The Lorena Díaz Musical Theatre School will also be performing and Estefanía Bonilla’s Estep Dance show will take place. Children will also be able to enjoy children’s workshops and inflatables. The day will be rounded off with a musical performance by Séfora at 00.00 hours.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/velez-malaga-celebra-la-verbena-resurreccion-y-estrella/ 

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This week two are the appointments with the music of Dana & Gianni:
– Friday 23 September, starting at 8.00pm, at the Villa de Nerja Theater, Gala Benéfica solidarity of food with the participation of other artists, ticket 5€ info 626676472.
– On Sunday 25 September starting at 3pm, Dana & Gianni will be waiting for you in the Ziggy bar restaurant in Puente don Manuel (Cruze de Periana, Alcaucin) for a fabulous musical journey around the world. Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, The Credence…and much more. Songs in 4 languages…including own original themes. Info / booking: +34 642 51 90 17 

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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar October & November Coming Events & Excursions Press Release:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours mornings only Wednesday and Friday 10.00 till 13.00 For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar 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. Macrame, Lace Making, Card Making, Scrap booking, Cross Stitch there are so many crafts out there. Refreshments are available from the kitchen and donations towards opening costs will be gratefully received. We hope to see you there.
– Saturday 22nd October – Excursion to See Carousel at the Salon Varieties Fuengirola. Please come and join friends on a coach trip for a fun evening to see the famous Rogers & Hammerstein musical set on the coast of Maine in America and which was first performed in 1945. On arrival there will be time to have a meal or refreshments, before going to the theatre for the performance starting at 19.30. Returning at 22.30 approx. Only 30 Tickets available at the Centre. Price 35 Euros and with Friends card 33 Euros. (Proceeds for fundraising). Departure times: Algarrobo (Lidl) 15.30, Caleta (Vets) 15.35, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 15.45.
– Thursday 17th November – Excursion to Marchens. It is set in the centre of the Seville countryside, at a communication point between the cities of Seville, Antequera.

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Full Theatrical Flamenco Show- Malaga: The 13 Roses performing, 25th of September at 17:30. Dancers, Singers, Musicians. Cochera Cabaret, Malaga. Tel 697766855

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Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
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– Lovely pine bureau bookcase with cabriole legs and a fitted interior, of small proportions. 160 euros.

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Beautiful solid wooden coffee table/tv unit with drawer Natural & yute Measurements 110 x 70 x 48cms Price 140€
– Natural & yute tv unit Measurements 79 x 48 x 50cms Price 145€
– Solid wooden natural top castillan sideboard
Natural & yute color Waxed 146 x 42.50 x 78cms Price 250€
contact Jackie / nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

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Christmas Day: We are planning this year to be in Torrox for Christmas day. In the past we have been to Nerja to the Balcon for Christmas dinner which was always a very good event.
Just wondering if anybody knows any other events for Christmas day/ Christmas Dinner near or in Torrox? Pete, Torrox
Email: pete.stepATbtinternetD0Tcom

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Lost Dog?: What appears to be a lost dog has been seen in the area of Kil 12 on the Competa Torrox road also in the area of Casa Mena, the dog is a type of hunting dog, white with brown spots, friendly, wearing a collar without ID.
Tel 951067756 Maureen, Torrox

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Geese: Has anybody out there have Toulouse Geese? I have a lonely male that has lost his partner.
Please contact Sylvia / Riogordo on 690709494 if you can help.

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News & Articles

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ANDALUCIA

Paying Fares On Public Transport Possible Soon, With Phone App –  Starting Monday In Rincón de la Victoria: {Translation, summary}
– The Regional Minister for Development, Territorial Planning and Housing, Marifrán Carazo, has announced the implementation of the virtual public transport card in Andalusia, which will allow secure payment by mobile phone and which will be launched on Monday 26 September in Rincón de la Victoria.
– The Councillor pointed out that the first experience of the virtual card will be carried out in the buses of Rincón de la Victoria to “later be extended to the rest of the lines of the Malaga Consortium and then to the rest of Andalusia”. The Andalusian Regional Government has already allocated 1.6 million euros from European Next Generation funds for its implementation throughout the autonomous region.
– The virtual card can be used by those who have a mobile phone with an Android 6.0 or higher system and NFC chip and install the Consorcio Málaga app on their terminal. This application includes, in addition to payment facilities, advantages such as the possibility of topping up or checking the number of journeys paid for. Moreover, it does not require the payment of annual licences per card and can work offline. The councillor highlighted among its advantages that “the card immediately updates the fare systems, so that, for example, the discounts currently in force will be applied”.
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