DigameXtra No. 2166 Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 2022

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Retro Car & Motorbike Fair: The 9th edition of the annual vintage vehicle fair takes place this year from 28 to 30 January at the Malaga Congress Palace (FYCMA). See classic cars and motorcycles, visit the second-hand accessories and parts stalls and maybe buy a car or bike to take home. Tickets cost €9 or you can buy a combined ticket for the Car Museum and Fair for €14, available online. Friday 28 January 4 to 9pm, Saturday 29 January 10am to 9pm and Sunday 30 January 10am to 8pm.
Do you want to sell your vehicle at classic Retro Malaga? Do you have a company related to the motor world classic and you want to participate as an exhibitor? Write us an e-mail to info@eventosmotor.com
Info: https://www.eventosmotor.com/eventos/2022/retro-malaga-2022/
Upcoming Event: The Palace of Fairs and Congresses of Malaga will host from May 13 to May 15, 2022, the fifth edition of the Salon de la Moto de Málaga (MOMA), which meet all kinds of products and services linked to the sector of the motorcycle.

 

Concert in the Gardens, Malaga: The Municipal Band plays their first free concert of the year on Sunday 30 January at noon in the Botanical Gardens. Tickets are free and available online from 11am on Thursday 27 January – note that the link doesn’t work until that date and time.
https://conciertoenjardinbotanico4.eventbrite.es/  & VIDEO LINK

 

Cuarteto al lienzo (Quartet on canvas): This all-female quartet plays Chapi and Borodin at the Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga, on Saturday 29 January at 8.30pm. Tickets cost €10 and are available from the museum ticket office or online. https://ventaonline.carmenthyssenmalaga.org/reservarEntradas.aspx?m=ACTIVIDADES&opc=158&lg=es-ES&ca=0

 

Piano Recital: The monthly free concert at the Museum of Malaga takes place on Sunday 23 January at noon and features Maria Márquez Torres on the piano playing Granados, Chopin and other composers. Tickets are available on the door on the day – get there early to be sure of a place.

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar February coming events & excursions:
-We are very pleased to announce that from February the Centre will be open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 hours.
-The Spanish groups will be restarting again so if you are interested please contact the Centre about timetables and groups, as because of the restrictions groups will be very limited!
-We continue our regular activities: Our shop will be open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Time 11.00 to 13.00., Craft group on Mondays, art group on Wednesdays and coffee morning every Friday.
-Thursday 24th FebruaryCoach Excursion to Osuna. Please join friends on a visit to the town of Osuna, in the province of Seville, where part of The Game of Thrones television series was filmed. There will be a stop for coffee on the way. On arrival in Osuna, at approx. 10:15, there will be a 2-hour guided walking tour of the old town, viewing the exteriors of the university building, the Collegiate Church, the viewpoint, Seville Street, San Pedro Street, the main square and the food market. After the tour there will be free time to visit the museum and have lunch. Entrance to the museum (2.50€), which has two rooms dedicated to The Game of Thrones, is not included. Departure from Osuna at 16.30.Ticket price 29€ or with a Friends of Lux Mundi card 25€. (Proceeds for fundraising). Departure Times: Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets) 7.20, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30, Viñuela (Football Pitch) 7.50.
– Friday 25th February– Special Coffee morning for the Day of Andalucía. We invite you especially to celebrate the Day of Andalucía with a touch of Spain and a touch of Britain. We will be serving strawberry clotted cream teas.
-Friday 25th February- Taize Prayer. At the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. Time 19.45.
-Monday 28th February- Centre will be closed for the Day of Andalucia.
***Forthcoming excursions***
-March 31st – Tarifa and the Roman Ruins of Baelo Claudia set on the beach in a beautiful location.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday to Friday 10.00 till 13.00 We would like to assure you that we are complying with all the Covid regulations to make your visits to our centre as safe as possible. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 ; E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org

 

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Services Wanted/Offered

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals:
Spain To UK To Spain Fortnightly Runs Spain to UK and Up to 4 weeks free Storage. Spain or UK
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Dedicated Delivery Personal Service Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.tonyroamremovals.com
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick, Torrox, at: CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425
englishnurse@rocketmail.com 
www.englishnurse.net 

 

Cookery Workshops at Casa Montes Negros: Fri 28Jan & Wed 9Feb
-Vegan and vegetarian cuisine is on the rise and what better way to start looking at new diets and dishes for the new year than joining us for our Vegan and Vegetarian Cookery workshop on Friday 28th January at Casa Montes Negros.
We will be looking at a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes chosen for simplicity and versatility combined with exciting and interesting flavours! The dishes are based on using local and seasonal produce which is organic where possible.
-The workshop starts at 10.30 and finishes around 3.30 p.m. and includes all the ingredients, lunch in beautiful surroundings and your folder of recipes Cost 35 euros.
-The perfect day out for both experienced cooks looking for some new ideas, new cooks wanting to learn the basics and foodies who just love to spend a creative day in the kitchen!
-We meet in El Cruce car park, Trapiche at 10.00 a.m.
Map Link: https://tinyurl.com/yj9987v4
For those that prefer not to drive, we offer a collect and return service to the meeting point for an extra 5 euros per person. Or you can follow us up to the farm in your own car.
-To book your place contact Rachael on casamontesnegros@gmail.com or ring/Whatsapp on 0034 655 987 105 with your name and a mobile contact number. Please let us know if you have any food intolerances when you book.
-Our next workshop will take place on 9th February – learn some authentic Spanish dishes typical in the winter months.
-Group bookings – if you would like to book a group day including pick up and return from your place of choice for groups (minimum 4 people) for any of our cookery workshops, contact us for prices which include the taxi service.
-Perfect for a day out which is different and enjoyable and you can enjoy a glass of wine with your meal and not have to worry about driving!
Tel. 0034 655 987 105 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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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:
margaret@moonette.es
Homepage- www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @moonetteskincare
Pinterest @ www.pinterest.es/moonetteskincare 

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Blanket box Measurements 103 x 51 x 53cms. Price 60€
-3 piece Set: Stripped back to natural with primrose chalk paint with clear and walnut wax. Measurements = Chest of drawers Width 90.50cms Depth 40.50cms Height 76cms Bedside unit Width 49cms Depth 36cms Height 50cms
Mirror Width 57cms Height 73cms Price 90€ (for 3 pieces)
-Oak Folding drop leaf occasional table. Natural top & chalk paint Measurements Length 67cms Height 45cms Folded length 34cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-IKEA Aneboda Double Bed (145x212cms) with under-bed mobile storage (70x150cms)and Sultan Hogbo double mattress (140x200cms) in excellent condition. 70€
-IKEA Anes Double Bed (150×225 frame) with under-bed mobile storage (70×150) and high quality mattress (140x200cms), in excellent condition 75€.
-Cane suite comprising two-seater and two single chairs. Minor wear and tear on two-seater. 25€
Contact Richard in Caleta de Velez on 617282970 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Chromecast New in Box 20€
-Large gas BBQ includes gas bottle and PVC rain cover 100€
-Samsung TV 40″ flat screen with stand ( model no. UE40J5000AWXBT ) 100€
Collect from Nerja. Lynn / Torrox
Call WhatsApp 650 958 144
lynnandseanh@yahoo.co.uk 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Group of Owls, one on a branch 20cm x 14cm, Collection €25 (can separate)
-Farmhouse scales complete with weights. €20
-Ships Decanter (26cm x 17cm) plus two brandy glasses. €25
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John (Torrox Campo, five minutes from Pueblo)
somontano2003 @ yahoo dot co dot uk
678933805 (also on WhatsApp) 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Dining Table and 6 chairs, (4 show in pic) top quality beech, 80€
-Large collection of Vengra porcelain figurines, handmade in Spain, all immaculate condition. sizes from 25 – 30cm 7€ each or make me an offer for all 14.
-Garden table plastic and 4 chairs 25€
Collect from Nerja. Sean, Torrox
Call WhatsApp Sean 669 665 156
seanjameshannington@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-1 Heavy cream mirror. 24″x 31″ approx., 25 euro
-1 Arch wicker/pine mirror. 23″x 32″ approx., 10 euro
-2 single bed top and bottom mahogany headboards and frames
38″ x 27″ approx., 30 euros
Jane/ Canillas de Albaida 637716703
janebs@hotmail.co.uk 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Garage Clearance?: Does anyone know of someone who does garage clearances, or keen car booters? I have several boxes of household stuff, crockery, glasses, pots and pans, cushions, blankets, towels etc, as well as bookcases of different sizes, shelving units and cupboards which we no longer need and would like it all to be cleared. The garage is in Torrox Park and is easy to find. Thank you. Janet / Ian / Nerja 696662959.

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- The sixth Covid wave continues to de-escalate with ups and downs in Andalusia: {Translation, summary} 21/01/2022 14:14
-The community has added 7,625 new infections this Friday, a figure far from the 17,548 on Thursday, which marked the maximum daily record of positives in the pandemic.
-The incidence rate suffers the same ups and downs and today stands at 1,419 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days, 12 points more than on Thursday and 35 less than a week ago. The 7-day rate shows a progressive improvement in incidence, standing at 503 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 71 points less than the previous day. The age group with the highest incidence is the 20 to 30 year-olds and the lowest is the over-60s.
-On Friday, the number of patients hospitalised with Covid rose by 25 patients to a total of 2,168 patients, an increase of 365 admissions in the midweek comparison. Due to the lower severity of the dominant strain, the behaviour of the ICUs is more favourable. Today, for the second day, there are still 238 critical patients, one more than a week ago. Andalusia is the community with the second lowest ICU care pressure at national level and the fourth in hospitalisation. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-andalucia-sexta-covid-sigue-desescalada-altibajos-andalucia-202201211241_noticia.html

 

Covid Malaga- The rate of Covid in Malaga rises for the fourth day in a row and there are almost 1,700 new cases: {Translation} 21Jan22 13:42
-The Covid rate has risen for the fourth consecutive day, there are four more deaths with the virus and the number of new infections in the last few hours is close to 1,700. In a nutshell, these are the figures for the pandemic in Malaga.
-The provincial incidence, after a few days of decline last week, has been rising since last Monday. This Thursday it was 1,189.6 and now stands at 1,213.7. Despite the sawtooths that occur, there is a stabilisation in the figures as on Friday of last week it was at 1,248.9.
-In the capital it is also up on the previous day. From 1,351.5 to 1,369.5. The same happens at the regional level, given that it increases from 1,407.8 on Thursday to 1,419.8 this Friday.
-With regard to the new positives, another 1,680 have been counted, bringing the total for the whole of the Covid 19 health crisis in the province of Malaga to 226,413 infected. This is the second highest figure after Seville, which in all this time has reported 248,801 infections.
-One positive aspect is that the number of cured cases is becoming more balanced with those infected, although they are still lower. In the last few days, there were more cases than discharges. This Friday, the two figures are closer together. Against 1,680 new infections there are 1,520 patients who have recovered. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tasa-Covid-Malaga-casos_0_1649535846.html

SPAIN

Spain’s Cantabria scraps Covid health pass for being ‘ineffective’: Health authorities in the northern Spanish region are the first not to request an extension of the Covid health pass requirement for daily affairs in their region, considering the measure to have “not been effective” in helping to reduce Omicron infections during Spain’s sixth wave.
From Wednesday January 19th it will no longer be necessary for people in the northern region of Cantabria to show a Covid health pass to access hospitality and nightlife venues, cultural and sporting venues, and mass events. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220119/spains-cantabria-scraps-covid-health-pass-for-being-ineffective/

AXARQUIA

Yellow alert for this Saturday on the coast of Axarquia due to High Winds & Waves: {Translation}
-The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated a yellow alert for this Saturday in the Axarquia region due to the risk of coastal phenomena and strong easterly winds. The alert also affects other Andalusian provinces such as Almería, Cádiz and Granada, as reported by Málaga Hoy.
-According to the Aemet on its website, the yellow alert will be caused in Cadiz, Malaga, Granada and Almeria by winds from the east with force 7 and waves of two to three metres. The alert will be in force on the Axarquia coast from 9:00 in the morning until midnight.
-The Aemet forecast for this Saturday indicates that in the province of Malaga there will be skies with intervals of low clouds, more abundant in the western half with occasional rainfall, generally weak. Minimum temperatures will rise and maximum temperatures will remain unchanged, with a maximum of 17 degrees in the capital. Winds from the east, occasionally strong on the coast and in the regions of Ronda and Antequera. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/activado-el-aviso-amarillo-por-levante-para-este-sabado-en-la-costa-de-la-axarquia/

SPORTS

Football News- Copa del Rey Quarter-finals schedule, February 2 & 3:
02/02/2022
19:00- Rayo Vallecano vs RCD Mallorca
20:00- Valencia CF vs Cádiz CF
03/02/2022
19:00- Real Sociedad vs Real Betis
20:30- Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
Source: https://www.worldfootball.net/all_matches/esp-copa-del-rey-2021-2022/

 

Tennis News- Australian Open Update:
-Rafael Nadal beats Karen Khachanov in four sets to reach last 16: Nadal, the 2009 champion and five-time finalist, defeated Russian 28th seed Khachanov 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-1 in Melbourne. The Spanish sixth seed faces France’s Adrian Mannarino in the last 16.
-German third seed Alexander Zverev and Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini both also reached the fourth round.
-Meanwhile, French 17th seed Gael Monfils overcame Chile’s 16th seed Cristian Garin 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 6-3. He will play Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, who knocked out Italian 25th seed Lorenzo Sonego 6-4 6-7 (8-10) 6-2 7-5.
Photo:Getty. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/60080342

OTHER

Meat Loaf, Master of Operatic Rock, Dead at 74: Meat Loaf, the singer and actor best known for his bestselling Bat Out of Hell albums and roles in films as varied as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club, died Thursday at the age of 74. The news was confirmed by the singer’s family in a post on his official Facebook page. A cause of death was not given.
Full article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/meat-loaf-dies-74-1288550/ & VIDEO LINK  The full length Rockpalast concert and interview from June 11, 1978, filmed in Frankfurt, West Germany. Plus VIDEO LINK2 Rocky Horror Clip- Hot Patootie>Bless My Soul

0:30 Bolero
4:20 Bat Out Of Hell
15:00 You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
21:24 All Revved Up With No Place To Go
32:00 Paradise By The Dashboard Light leads by all
47:06 Paradise By The Dashboard Light
53:35 Let Me Sleep On It (Paradise pt 2)
1:04:15 Johnny B. Goode
1:11:20 River Deep Mountain High
1:16:20 REPRISE: Johnny B. Goode
1:20:50 2 Out Of 3 Ain’t Bad
1:28:20 REPRISE: All Revved Up
1:31:00 interview

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 
https://www.spth.gob.es/

 

Churches & Worship

 

New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
-Sunday Service 11.00am
-Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja

 

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

 

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

 

The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/ & FB link

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services: 
-Lux Mundi Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334 

 

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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

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

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

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DigameXtra No. 2165 Friday, Jan. 21st, 2022

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Writers Workshop at Yfke’s Bar, Torrox Costa,
Memoir Writing Introduction: On Wed. Jan. 26, 10:30 to 12:30
Have you ever wanted to start jotting down snippets of your past?
Do you want to gift your family with precious memories?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the gigantic effort it would represent and especially how do you start?
This introduction is suitable for beginners or seasoned writers.
Our goal is to inspire you to preserve personal or family history in writing. Our gathering will help you tap into your past to weave the threads that created the designs and scenes of who you are today.
Joining us will help you capture your past and transform it into manageable and inspiring drafts that you can polish at will later.
Please bring writing material.
For more information contact norma2kk@aol.com
YFKE’S BAR- Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. MAP LINK

 

Duo Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute and guitar): Sat., 22 Jan, 8pm at The Nerja Cultural Center. The duo, which has previously visited the Cultural Center with great success, is made up of flutist Claudi Arimany and guitarist Javier García Moreno. The program is entitled “The Exquisite Hall Music.”
Villa de Nerja Cultural Center Calle Granada 45, Nerja. €12 entry. Info & Tix at
https://www.mientrada.net/evento/duo-jean-pierre-rampal-flauta-y-guitarra/ 

 

Museum of Malaga hosts the exhibition ‘Gallery of Mirrors’ until the end of April: The photographs are in the Room Eugenio Chicano until 30 April 2022 with hours from 9 to 21 on Tuesday to Saturday and from 9 to 15 hours on Sundays and public holidays.
The exhibit is composed of 65 images by 21 Andalucian photographers. Photo:FB

 

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: In January we return to regular hours, 6pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

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Our Spanish Intensive Courses 2022 are starting now!
So that you can speak Spanish once and for all
Make 2022 your year!!!
-Intensive Course 20 hours/week
-On BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea
-Dates: From Monday 24th January
-Timetable: From 10:00 to 14:00
-Price: 220€/person/week (with discounts for more than 1 week or 1 person)
– All materials included
– 6 students maximum (usual average of 3 students)
If you would like to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve one of the places for you.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-White coffee table 65 x 65 x 49cms Price 12€
-2 square pine coffee tables Measurements 50 x 50 x 49cms Price 15€ each
Contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
Info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

Air rifle: Ideal for target competitions, very accurate nice condition €65
Gamo brand, single shot, pump, .177 pellet ammo. With case.
WhatsApp 640885631 Jim / La Herradura 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Daewoo International telephone DTD-7200B. €20
-Sangria Jug and 6 Goblets which are 16.5cm x 6.5cm. €10
-Ryobi Long pole hedge cutter, with harness. RPT4545E, has three angles of cut. €60
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John / Torrox Campo (five minutes from Pueblo)
somontano2003 @ yahoo dot co dot uk
678933805 (also on WhatsApp) 

 

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Our recently purchased Volvo’s bodywork was looking dull, there were stone chips on the bonnet and the wheels weren’t looking their best.
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Warren also cleans car interiors. He is a perfectionist and strives to achieve the highest level of finish possible on his customers cars.
Based in Comares, Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with, or you can take your car to him.
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Slow trains in Spain: Hello digamextra readers, could anyone give me any 1st hand advice on the non AVE train service in Spain. I have done the usual google searches. Thanks. Tony, Nerja
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News & Articles

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SPAIN

How low income families can apply for child support in 2022: These benefits for dependent children must be requested through the official website of the National Institute of Social Security.
The amounts that can be received, taking into account the requirements, are as follows: 100 euros per month for each child under three years of age; 70 for each child between three and six years old and 50 per month for minors between six and 18 years old. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/how-to-apply-for-child-support-in-2022/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Australian Open on Day 4:
Women
– No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza became the highest-seeded player to exit the women’s draw just minutes after No. 6 Anett Kontaveit lost.
-No. 2-seeded Aryna Sabalenka served a dozen double-faults in the first set and appeared to be on the brink of a second-round defeat before recovering to hold off 100th-ranked Wang Xinyu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
-Sam Stosur’s 6-2, 6-2 loss to No. 10 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ended the 2011 U.S. Open champion’s 20th, and last, singles campaign at the Australian Open.
-No. 7 Iga Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, No. 19 Elise Mertens, Sorana Cirstea and Maddison Inglis, who beat Hailey Baptiste 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2, were among the other women advancing.
-Zhang Shuai of China moved into the third round when No. 12 Elena Rybakina retired from their match while trailing 6-4, 1-0.
Men
-Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Sebastian Baez 7-6 (1), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match featuring two former junior world No. 1 players.
-Other winners among the men included No. 5 Andrey Rublev, No. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 20 Taylor Fritz, 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, No. 32 Alex de Minaur and 70th-ranked Maxime Cressy of the U.S. No. 24 Dan Evans moved on when the player he was supposed to face in the second round, Arthur Rinderknech, pulled out with an injured wrist.
-Australian wild-card entry Chris O’Connell upset 13th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/sports-rod-laver-alize-cornet-melbourne-australia-bfb05d9f49c88f40dca0089fe52db7cd

 

F1 News- One-stop races ‘no issue’ if new tyres improve racing: Pirelli’s Mario Isola says it is “not an issue” if the new 18-inch tyres for the 2022 F1 season lead to more one-stop races, as long as drivers can race.
-As the new wheel sizes are being introduced alongside a radical overhaul of the technical regulations, Pirelli have developed a revised range of compounds which they expect will offer lower levels of degradation than previous years.
-While Pirelli hope their new tyre specification will encourage a mix of strategies during races this season, Isola admitted it’s likely the reduced degradation will see one-stop strategies become the norm. Full article: https://www.racefans.net/2022/01/20/one-stop-races-no-issue-if-new-tyres-improve-racing-isola/ 

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Scientists Extremely Intrigued by Possible Sign of Life on Mars: Despite having landed on Mars almost a decade ago, NASA’s Curiosity rover is still making fascinating new discoveries — and the latest is a real doozy. Scientists say they’ve found highly “intriguing” carbon signatures in samples taken by the rover on Mars that may be “associated with biological processes,” according to a NASA statement. In other words, it’s potential, though still improbable, evidence of life on Mars. Photo:NASA. Full article: https://futurism.com/scientists-intrigued-sign-life-mars 

 

Still running iOS 14 on your iPhone? Apple brings support to an end:
Remember when Apple promised to continue to offer iOS 14 updates alongside iOS 15? Well, that’s just come to an end.
iOS 15 was released September 2021, so it’s been out for four months.
iOS 15 can run in all hardware that can run iOS 14, so Apple wasn’t cutting off any hardware from updates. Anyone running iOS 14 could run iOS 15.
The author of this article suggests anyone on iOS 14 should update to iOS 15. Security bugs will pile up rapidly from this point, and that’s not really what you want to happen to a device that holds as much sensitive information as a smartphone does. Full article: https://www.zdnet.com/article/still-running-ios-14-on-your-iphone-apple-brings-support-to-an-end/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 
https://www.spth.gob.es/

 

Churches & Worship

 

New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
-Sunday Service 11.00am
-Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja

 

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

 

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

 

The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/ & FB link

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services: 
-Lux Mundi Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334 (You may want to confirm these times, this has not been updated since the holidays. -Ed.)

 

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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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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DigameXtra No. 2164 Thursday, Jan. 20th, 2022

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Experimental Art & Performance Events: Sofar Sounds, Malaga
Discover the magic of our worldwide intimate performances in secret venues. There are Sofar Sounds projects in many cities worldwide.
Sofar events happen in unusual venues from gardens and shops, to rooftops and private homes.
At Our Malaga Center-
We keep the exact location secret until the day before the show when we’ll email you the address along with any last-minute show details.
Every Sofar features exclusive performances from 3 up-and-coming artists across all musical genres, and sometimes even spoken word, comedy, and dance.
You won’t know who is performing until they take the stage, and once they do, it’s sure to be memorable.
At a Sofar gig, everyone is welcome. Guests are often seated on the floor (personal blankets or cushions encouraged), you can usually bring your own beverage, and we ask that your attention is focused solely on the performer.
We also are always seeking new locations to perform at. Would you like to invite us to your space? See website for details.
Visit our English language website for more info and schedules
https://www.sofarsounds.com/cities/malaga
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-Octagonal table sanded back to natural wood & lacquered with yute and natural pedestal with 4 high back woven chairs but option to purchase 2 extra matching woven basket high back chairs
Measurements Table Diameter 100 x 82cms. Price 325€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: British Emulsion Paint
-3x 2.5ltrs Matt Emulsion left over from our decorating
-one tub Misty Shore
-2x tubs Frosted Silver
8 Euros per tub or 20 Euros for the 3.
Colin / Torrox Park
colinandcathy@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: New Cotten Traders Boots. Size 6 Fit though they say 7.
Too expensive to return so €25. Cost thirty eight pounds.
Jean / Viñuela 0044 07507250546
j.kingsleymonks@btinternet.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Wall mounted shower seat 40 euros.
-New Powerglow Electric Halogen Heater 40 euros
-Pair wall mounted Speaker Brackets 20 euros
Tel. Sylvia / Riogordo 690709494 

 

For Sale: Brand new mattress. 190x135x15. 85€. Sue / Colmenar, WhatsApp: 637163461. 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Group of beautifully painted eggs, intricate designs, individual boxed eggs are 9cm tall x 6cm square. Complete collection, €30, or can separate
-Bosch Shredder, AXT Rapid 2000. €80
-200m Electric Extension cable. €100
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John / Torrox Campo, five minutes from Pueblo
Email: somontano2003ATyahooDOTcoDOTuk
678933805 (also on WhatsApp) 

 

For Sale, 2 items: Records
-Vinyl record collection, mostly from the 80’s – 35 x albums €30
-38 x 12” singles €25. Detailed lists available on request.
Contact: Sam.seabrook70@gmail.com and collect from Sam / La Vinuela. 

 

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía adds 7,416 Covid infections in 24 hours, the lowest number in two weeks: 19Jan22 14:17
-Andalucía has this Wednesday, 19 January, registered a total of 7,416 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, the lowest number in two weeks.
-The region has also added 28 coronavirus deaths, down one on the number recorded the day before. Regarding the 28 deaths in the last day, Malaga and Seville were the provinces with the most with six each, followed by Cordoba with five, Almeria and Granada with three each, Cadiz and Jaén with two each and Huelva with one.
-The 14-day incidence rate has fallen again for the second consecutive day after rising on Monday, following six days of drops. It stands at 1,364.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down some 87 compared to Tuesday.
-There has been an increase of 60 coronavirus patients hospitalised in the last 24 hours to make a total of 2,091, which represents 367 more compared to the same day last week, while the number of patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has dropped by five to 231, some four more than a week ago. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-adds-7416-20220119141513-nt.html 

 

Covid Malaga- Malaga adds 72 hospitalisations with Covid in one day, the highest number in five months: {Translation} 19Jan22 13:40
-72 new hospitalisations in just one day. This is the number of patients admitted with Covid to Malaga’s hospitals in the last few hours, the highest in five months. It is bad news. The positive aspect – within the personal tragedies of this health crisis – is that there is now a similar number of hospitalised patients as in mid-August, despite the fact that the rate is now double what it was then. Six more deaths and 1,105 new infections are to be regretted, although the incidence is down.
-At present, with a rate of 1,171.9 positives per 100,000 inhabitants, there are 436 patients admitted to health centres in the province. In mid-August there were similar figures for hospital admissions, but with half the incidence. For example, on the 13th of that month, 441 patients were hospitalised, with a rate of 576.1. .
-But the number of hospitalised patients continues to rise. A week ago there were 393 at the provincial level. Now there are 436, of which 43 are in ICU. So the pressure on care continues to rise. In Intensive Care there are three fewer patients than on Tuesday, although this is not always good news as some are those who have died.
-After the six deaths in the last few hours, the death toll from the virus now stands at 2,111 for almost two years.
-One encouraging aspect is that the provincial rate is dropping. Whereas on Tuesday it was 1,256.1 positives per 100,000 inhabitants, it now stands at 1,171.9. It also falls in the capital: from 1,435.5 to 1,351.2.
-As for new infections, a further 1,105 have been reported, bringing the total since March 2020 to 221,956. This represents a decrease compared to previous days. Two nuances must be taken into account: on the one hand, the spread of the virus seems to have stabilised or declined, and on the other hand, there is under-diagnosis, as many positive results from self-testing of antigens that are mild are not reported to the registration system. The Health Delegate, Carlos Bautista, admitted that this could be the reason why the cases could be double or triple the official figures.
-There are more cured. Exactly 124 from Tuesday to Wednesday. This is much less than the 1,105 newly infected. This is not a positive figure because it means that more people are contracting the disease than overcoming it. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Malaga-hospitalizaciones-Covid_0_1648935895.html

SPAIN

Spain to Shorten Vaccination Certificates’ Validity From February 1: Following the European Union Commission’s recommendation, the Spanish authorities have announced that starting from February 1, only vaccination certificates indicating that a person has been fully vaccinated against the virus within the last 270 days will be recognised.
This means that all persons, regardless of their country of origin, who have received their last vaccine dose more than nine months ago will need to get a booster shot to be permitted entry to Spain.
Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the certificate which proves that the holder has received a booster dose will be recognised only if more than 14 days have passed since its administration. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-to-shorten-vaccination-certificates-validity-from-february-1/

 

Spanish Politics- The Andalusian PP claims “President Pedro Sánchez uses European funds for the electoral recovery of the PSOE”:
{Translation} 19/01/2022 16:20
-The Andalusian PP has denounced what it considers to be the “opacity” of the Government in the distribution of European funds, a lack of information that harms Andalusia. This was stated by the PP spokesman in the Andalusian Parliament, José Antonio Nieto, who considers that Pedro Sánchez “does not use European funds for the recovery of Spain, but for the electoral recovery of the PSOE”, and has supported the PP’s proposal to go take this to court by different regional governments.
-The PP spokesman demanded “transparency” and stressed that the Spanish government is the one that is managing these funds “with more delay, more opacity and less intelligence” in the European Union.
-José Antonio Nieto has also accused the Andalusian PSOE of being complicit in this management that harms Andalusia.
-“It says not a word about this, nor about the discrimination against Andalusia in the investment for suburban trains, nor about the worst energy crisis we have suffered since the 1970s,” he said, referring to the “record price” of electricity and fuel.
-Likewise, he reproached the Socialists for being focused on “a self-serving campaign to launch an impossible candidate”, while Andalusia “continues to suffer unjustifiable mistreatment from the Spanish Government at the height of the sixth wave, as we still do not receive a single extra euro for the fight against Covid”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-pp-andaluz-pedro-sanchez-fondos-europeos-para-recuperacion-electoral-psoe-202201191404_noticia.html

 

The DGT’s Traffic Law has made changes to cars labelled B and C in 2022: In the coming months importance will be attached to the anti-pollution protocols of cities regarding the regulations and of cars labelled B and C. B vehicles correspond to gasoline registered since 2000 and diesel from 2006 and C vehicles are gasoline since 2006 and diesel from 2015.
Low emission zones have been created in municipalities with more than 50,000 people, so many cities in Spain will be affected when they implement their zones.
In these areas, vehicles with labels B and C have limited circulation.
The new Traffic Law will come into force on March 21 and, from that moment, the fines of up to €200 will begin for entering these areas with B and C cars, although there are municipalities that have a lower penalty charge. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/19/dgt-changes-cars-labelled-b-and-c/

ANDALUCIA

Junta introduces strict new coronavirus measures in nursing homes ‘to protect residents and workers’: The regional government has said that residents should not leave the premises unless it is strictly necessary, and it has also ordered the use of FPP2 masks for all workers and visitors. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/junta-andalucia-said-20220118174913-nt.html

UK

What does the end of Plan B restrictions in England mean?: Mr Johnson made the announcement in parliament on Wednesday (19 January) that Plan B restrictions will be scrapped.
One of the key measures being removed is mandatory face masks in public areas. This means that people will no longer be fined for not wearing a face mask in places such as public transport. Schoolchildren will also no longer be expected to wear face coverings while in school.
The Prime Minister also said the government was scrapping working from home guidance effective immediately, with employees able to return to offices and workplaces as normal.
The compulsory use of Covid passes, which show the vaccination status of the user, to access venues such as stadiums and nightclubs will also be removed, although Mr Johnson did state that venues could choose to still use this measure if they wish. Full article: https://www.nationalworld.com/health/coronavirus/what-is-plan-a-covid-rules-after-plan-b-restrictions-end-key-dates-and-boris-johnson-announcement-explained-3533998

EUROPE

A more contagious omicron subvariant is rapidly gaining ground in Norway: A subvariant of the omicron variant that is more contagious than the original variant is rapidly gaining ground in Norway, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) warned in its weekly report.
In its report, the FHI writes that there were seven cases of the subvariant on January 4 but that the figure increased to 611 cases on January 19.
The virus variant, called BA. 2, has mainly been confirmed in Oslo.
The subvariant’s properties are unknown, other than the fact that it is more contagious than the original omicron variant (BA. 1). It is also on the rise in Denmark and Sweden, according to the FHI. Full article: https://norwaytoday.info/news/fhi-a-more-contagious-omicron-subvariant-is-rapidly-gaining-ground-in-norway/

 

New Omicron strain detected in Portugal: The Omicron variant of coronavirus is now responsible for 93 percent of infections in Portugal and another strain has been detected with similar genetic characteristics.
The BA.2 strain has already been detected in several countries, including the United Kingdom and Denmark. When Omicron (BA.1) was identified in mid-November 2021, another lineage (BA.2) was detected with several genetic characteristics similar to each other and that present an “excess” of mutations in the spike. Full article: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2022-01-19/new-omicron-strain-detected-in-portugal/64701

 

Sweden Removes Pre-Entry Testing Requirement: “Travellers are no longer considered to represent a particular risk that would affect the spread of the Omicron variant in Sweden. For this reason, the specific requirement for a negative COVID-19 result from a test conducted within 48 hours of arrival to Sweden is no longer considered to be a proportional measure,” the statement of the Ministry reads.
Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that all persons who reach Sweden from European Union and European Economic Area countries are still required to present the EU Digital COVID Certificate upon their entry.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/sweden-removes-pre-entry-testing-requirement/

OTHER

Blood sample will reveal in advance whether a patient will survive Covid or not: {Translation, summary} 19Jan22 14:04
-A revolutionary system could be a turning point in predicting the outcome of Covid patients admitted to hospital. European scientists have shown that blood samples from a seriously ill Covid patient, specifically the proteins in their blood plasma, can be analysed with a machine learning model to predict weeks in advance whether the person will survive or not. The results are published in the scientific journal PLOS Digital Health, according to Agencia Sinc.
-“Our study shows that a combination of proteomic markers, combined in an artificial intelligence-based risk prediction model, can predict quite well the probability of an individual patient dying or surviving covid,” says co-author Florian Kurth from the Charité University Hospital in Berlin (Germany). Furthermore, the proteomic risk prediction was much better than the prognosis derived from risk assessment scores commonly used in clinical care,” he says.
-“Interestingly, the plasma levels of all these proteins had been altered by the disease before, depending on the severity, which makes us confident in our findings,” says Kurth, who explains: “The proteins with the highest relevance in the prediction model belong to the coagulation system and the so-called complement cascade or complement system (a component of the immune response). Both are known to be particularly important for the pathophysiology and severity of covid-19”.
-The team then developed their machine learning model to predict survival from a single temporal measurement of the relevant proteins, and tested it in Austria on 24 patients critically ill with coronavirus. For this group, the model demonstrated high predictive power, correctly predicting 18 of the 19 patients who survived and five of the five people who died.
Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1022967/una-muestra-de-sangre-desvelara-con-antelacion-si-un-paciente-sobrevivira-al-covid-o-no/

 

Do You Download Subtitles For Movies? OpenSubtitles Hacked, 7 Million Subscribers’ Details Leaked Online: OpenSubtitles, one of the largest repositories of subtitle files on the internet, has been hacked. Founded in 2006, the site was reportedly hacked in August 2021 with the attacker obtaining the personal data of nearly seven million subscribers including email and IP addresses, usernames and passwords. The site alerted users yesterday after the hacker leaked the database online. If you use this service, change your password now. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/opensubtitles-hacked-7-million-subscribers-details-leaked-online-220119/

 

Think Djokovic Is Ignorant On Covid? Think Again: Tennis champion Novak Djokovic has an 80% stake of cutting edge Danish biotech firm QuantBioRes, purchased in 2020, which is aiming to develop a medical treatment to counter COVID-19, the company’s chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.
QuantBioRes has around 11 researchers working in labs in Denmark, Australia and Slovenia, working on a treatment, not a vaccine. The company is developing a peptide, which inhibits the coronavirus from infecting the human cell, and expects to launch clinical trials in Britain this summer.
Djok stoked global debate over the rights of people who opt not to get vaccinated as governments look to protect the community from the coronavirus pandemic. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/djokovic-buys-80-danish-biotech-developing-covid-19-treatment-ceo-2022-01-19/

 

Omicron breakthrough cases show mRNA vaccines’ weakness: The findings suggest we need to continue fighting the pandemic with measures besides vaccination.
-Booster shots with messenger RNA vaccines such as those made by Pfizer and BioNTech failed to block omicron in a study of some of the first documented breakthrough cases caused by the highly contagious variant.
Seven German visitors to Cape Town experienced symptomatic Covid-19 infections between late November and early December despite being boosted, the researchers, whose investigation was authorized by the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University, said in findings published Tuesday in The Lancet.
-Preliminary data from an Israeli trial involving 154 health workers — released Monday, just two weeks after that study began — showed that a fourth dose of Pfizer’s shot didn’t prevent infection with omicron. Still, those in the trial had mild symptoms or none at all. Full article: https://www.boston.com/news/coronavirus/2022/01/19/study-omicron-breakthrough-cases-show-mrna-vaccines-weakness/

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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UK Coronavirus:
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DigameXtra No. 2163 Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 2022

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El Caminito del Rey tickets on sale until 19 June: {Translation, summary}
-El Caminito del Rey Path has put tickets on sale until 19th June for agencies and establishments, as well as for the general public.
-Specifically, they can be purchased at http://www.caminitodelrey.info for 10 euros for general tickets or 18 euros with guided tours, according to the County Council in a press release.
-In addition, as a novelty, exceptionally and for a better coverage of holiday periods or public holidays, El Caminito del Rey will open its doors on Mondays 28th February, 11th April and 2nd May.
-The current opening hours are from 9:00 to 15:30, and will be extended at a later date with more hours of natural light until 17:30.
-In the coming weeks, the Visitor Reception Centre will be opened and put into service, from where the services available to visitors will be extended. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Caminito-Rey-venta-entradas_0_1648635663.html 

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver:
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Tv unit Stained top & drawer with bronze handles chalk paint waxed. Measurements W85.50 x 42 x 79cms Price 75€
-Solid wood bedside / occasional tables Striped back to natural & waxed new bronze handles with decorative tile on door front. Measurements 52 x 40 x 67cms Price 120€ (the pair)
-Solid Spanish sideboard stripped back to natural decorative tiles on doors with chalk paint & waxed. Measurements 139 x 38 x 72cms Price 175€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Bath & bathroom furniture (including taps) €250
-Toilet €50
-Bathroom sink (incl tap) €50
Mylene, / Puente don Manuel – pick up only
Contact: mylenerichaers@me.com ; +31628579841 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Craft made candle sticks €25
-Stainless steel chair very comfortable €30
-Hostess trolley for keeping all your food hot while entertaining €40
Buyer collects. James, La Herradura 640885631 

 

For Sale: iPhone 6s. With 16 mb in great condition with protective case, extra noise reducing ear-pods and selfie stick. €80. Angela, Torrox Costa
Email: angiejrogersATgmailD0Tcom 

 

For Sale: Collection of 44 x vinyl records 45rpm singles, mostly from 80’s. Full list available on request. €25. Buyer collects.
Contact Sam, La Vinuela
Sam.seabrook70@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Group of Owls, some in a tree. Tree is 28cm tall by 22 wide, Collection €25
-Viking Longboat in glass bottle. 28cm long by 12cm high.€10
-Carved chess pieces with board. €50
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John (Torrox Campo, five minutes from Pueblo)
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2022 AACC – Association of [those] Affected by the Car Cartel:
Does anyone have any experience – hopefully positive – of making a claim for recovery of part of the cost of a new car through this organisation? For those who are unaware of the background to this, the Competition Chamber of the Council of the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) in Spain found that car makers had formed a cartel which operated from 2006 to 2013. The cartel had the effect of controlling the market and thus inflating prices. AACC claims that it may be possible for them to recover between 11 and 15% of the purchase price of a car bought between 2006 and 2013.
Replies please to James / Archez
Email: james dot mcculloch100 @ gmail dot com
Editor’s Note: I posted an article on this 2.5 months ago, see it here: https://digamextra.com/2021/10/30/digamextra-no-2099-saturday-oct-30th-2021/
See the source article with more info & a link to a claims form here:
https://www.thelocal.es/20211029/why-millions-of-drivers-in-spain-can-claim-back-e2000-on-their-cars/
Link to the AACC claims form: https://afectadoscartelcoches.es/puedo-reclamar-cartel-coches/

 

Carpenter Needed: Can anyone recommend a skilled carpenter who can make a wooden patio door and a small wardrobe in our country house.
Lisbet, Torrox Campo
Email: lisbetlindberg28@gmail.com

 

Recommendation for AirCon: I am looking for a specialist to repair an
air-condition nearby? Can somebody help? Edwin/Competa
boegero34@gmail.com

 

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalucía lowers its Covid incidence rate to 1,451.9, but adds 29 deaths in 24 hours: 18 January 2022, 13:40
-The region has registered a rise of 209 patients hospitalised in the last day to make a total of 2,031 – the highest figure since 25 February 2021
-The Junta de Andalucía has registered a total of 9,703 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, this Tuesday (18 January), while adding 29 deaths, some 18 more than the number recorded the day before and one more than the figure seven days ago.
-Of the 29 deceased, Granada is the province with the most deaths, with a total of eleven, followed by Almeria with five, Cordoba with four, Malaga and Seville, with three each, Jaén with two and Cadiz with one.
-The region’s 14-day incidence rate has fallen again after rising on Monday following six days of drops and stands at 1,451.9 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants, some 21.1 down on Monday. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-lowers-covid-20220118133821-nt.html

 

Andalucía opens booster jab appointments for all those over 40 years of age this week: An appointment can be requested through all the usual channels including the ClicSalud+ website, the Salud Responde mobile application and the Junta’s hotline number 955 54 50 60. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/andalucia-opens-booster-20220117171411-nt.html

SPAIN

Easy Come, Easy Go- Brussels Warning To Spain About EU Recovery Funds: {Translation}
-Brussels is warning- the times of the free bar for public spending are coming to an end. As are the times for the expansion of economic aid to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic. The escape clause that keeps the Stability and Growth Pact in abeyance will be activated throughout 2022. But in 2023 the pact, which is already being renegotiated, will be recovered, and it remains to be seen how the debt and deficit ceilings, which now stand at 60% and 3% of GDP, will be adjusted.
-France, Spain and Italy are in favour of making the pact more flexible, while the northern countries, as evidenced on Monday in Madrid with the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, do not seem very much in favour.
– In any case, Brussels is already calling for an end to the expansionary phase. “We expect economic growth to continue this year and next. Consequently, the conditions are in place to gradually withdraw the support measures,” said the European Commission’s economic vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis, after meeting with the finance ministers of the 27 (Ecofin).
– “The Commission has not called for a withdrawal of the measures,” Calviño said on Monday night after the Eurogroup, “but rather for them to be progressively focused more and more on those sectors and those companies that really need them. In short, that they adapt to the evolution of the pandemic, which is what we have been doing”.
-With regard to the debate on fiscal rules, which is open and pending agreement among the 27 to renew the Stability and Growth Pact, now on hold until 2023, Calviño explained: “I see a great willingness on the part of all the Member States to find a basis that can serve to achieve the great consensus that we all want. There has been an enormous openness on the part of all member states to improve the procedures and functioning of these rules, to make them more transparent, simpler, more understandable and easier to communicate. There has been a repeated reference to the need to have rules that are adapted to the specific situation of the different countries and that there is a reinforcement of the appropriation of these rules by the population of the Member States in the future”.
-The economic vice-president believes that the debate “is not yet ripe on the details. We are in a phase of preliminary debate in which what I do note is the constructive and open attitude of all the member states to tackle a revision of the rules that we all see as necessary to respond in a practical way to the changes that have occurred in response to the pandemic, among other reasons”. Source, Spanish: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/bruselas-apuesta-retirada-gradual-medidas-economicas-apoyo-pandemia_1_8666289.html
(As I pointed out in a previous article, Andalucia was crazy to include an anticipated €3Billion in EU Recovery funds as income in it’s 2022 budget. That was never gonna happen. -Ed.)

 

Those affected by the chaos with the delay of millions of electricity bills since July will be able to split payments: The National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) clarifies that consumers affected by the chaos in electricity billing, which has caused delays in the issuance of millions of bills since July, “have the right to split the payment” in monthly payments for as many months as they have been without receiving the invoice.
In July, the new system of hourly invoicing by sections came into force and since then several electricity distributors are not sending the data of their clients’ consumption readings to the marketers. This situation, recalls the CNMC, impacts the marketers, who cannot issue the final invoices, and their clients, who accumulate several months without paying. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/those-affected-by-the-chaos-with-the-delay-of-millions-of-electricity-bills-since-july-will-be-able-to-split-payments/

 

Medical negligence on the rise in the Spanish health system: Of the 13,000 cases of alleged negligence reported to the Patient Ombudsman in Spain in 2021, some 628 ended in the death of a patient a report has found.
-Some of these were the result of “diagnostic error and the loss of therapeutic opportunity.” Others were caused by “poorly performed interventions, hasty discharges, poor care, hospital infections and ambulance delays” including 34 people who died “after notifying 112″.
-The Ombudsman’s Report 2021, found that, “Either an ambulance was not sent to the home to transfer the patient to a hospital, or in some cases the response was late with more than an hour delay.”
-Another 38 patients died because of post-procedure infections “because the hospital did not comply with the necessary asepsis measures.” Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/medical-negligence-rise-20220118094538-nt.html

 

Fighting Loneliness- Mallorca based Age in Spain’s Friendline covers all of Spain: Friendline is a telephone friendship service that connects people who want to rekindle the joy of chatting to a friend with volunteers willing to give a little bit of their time on a regular basis. Reaching out and volunteering for Friendline can give an older person something new to look forward to in their week and help them avoid the negative effects of loneliness and isolation.
If you live in Spain and are interested in joining Friendline either as a volunteer or as someone who like to be contacted then get in touch via https://www.ageinspain.org/friendline
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/17/mallorca-based-age-in-spains-friendline-covers-all-of-spain/

 

Can a widow’s pension be collected when divorced or separated?: A widowed and divorced person can request the widow’s pension. The surviving spouse must prove that there are common children or that they have not remarried, among others things.
In the event that the marriage has been divorced before 2008 different requirements must be met. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/can-a-widows-pension-be-collected-when-divorced-or-separated/

 

Now they want you to take out insurance to be eligible to rent a property, and will let Artificial Intelligence (AI) determine if you are worthy of renting to?:
Now more than ever there is a need for solutions that facilitate and simplify access to housing in the Spanish market, and that is precisely what Nowo is here to solve.
Nowo is the first rental guarantee, in the form of surety insurance, that the tenant hires to ensure the landlord the collection of rent, supplies and community expenses.
With Nowo, the tenant will be able to prove their solvency to the landlord from the first contact, thanks to their free solvency certificate.
An algorithm with ‘machine learning’ (AI) crosses hundreds of databases to determine the degree of solvency of a tenant. Gone are the payrolls, letters of recommendation, bank guarantees and all the paperwork that lengthens and hinders access to a home. Also gone are landlord’s fears and concerns of non-payment. (Also gone is any degree of privacy as your finances, credit history and employment records become publicly available should you use this service. -Ed.)
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/renting-quickly-easily-and-safely-is-finally-possible/

MALAGA

Pascual Hospital in Malaga ordered to compensate patient €173,600 for loss of vision: The patient, who was nearsighted, had elected to undergo surgery to avoid wearing glasses or contact lenses, however following the surgery his sight failed in 2017 to the extent he was classified as having a severe disability. The court found that Pascual Hospital had not adequately informed him of the risks of surgery. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/hospital-malaga-ordered-20220114102028-nt.html

 

Nerja- Temporary interruption of electricity supply today:
The Town Hall of Nerja informs that the company Endesa e-Distribución will make tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, power supply interruptions in streets and urbanizations of our municipality for maintenance work.
The interruption will affect Avda. de Pescia, Avda. Rodríguez Acosta, Andalucía street, Cádiz street, Canarias street, Córdoba street, Sevilla street, Urbanización Nueva Nerja and Urbanización Verano Azul, from 7.45 to 10.15 am.
The company apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and offers any clarification on the telephone 900850840 and on its website www.edistribucion.com
Source: FB link

UK

Scotland to lift most Covid restrictions: Updated 18 Jan 2022
-The majority of Scotland’s Covid-19 restrictions are to be lifted from next week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
-From Monday 24 January, large indoor events will resume, nightclubs will re-open and social distancing rules will be dropped as part of the changes.
-Guidance warning adults against meeting up with more than three households at a time will be removed, along with restrictions on indoor contact sports. However people are still being asked to work from home and to take lateral flow tests before meeting with others. Full article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/60029137

EUROPE

French lawmakers ban unvaccinated from public venues with new virus law: France’s parliament approved a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas, and other venues. Up to now, a COVID-19 pass has been required in France to go to restaurants, movie theatres, museums and many sites throughout the country, but unvaccinated people have been allowed in if they show a recent negative test or proof of recent recovery.
The new law requires full vaccination for such venues, including tourist sites, many trains and all domestic flights, and applies to everyone 16 and over. Some exceptions could be made for those who recently recovered from COVID-19. Full article: https://www.euronews.com/2022/01/16/french-lawmakers-ban-unvaccinated-from-public-venues-with-new-virus-law

 

Greece- Unvaccinated Elderly to Pay Monthly Fines: Starting January 17, citizens and permanent residents of Greece over the age of 60 who haven’t received their anti-COVID vaccines yet, are required to pay monthly fines with a starting price point of €50, which will be doubled up in February and so on. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/greece-unvaccinated-elderly-to-pay-monthly-fines/

SPORTS

Rugby News- Two Malaga locals at the World Rugby Sevens Series:
17-year-old player Alberto Carmona and physical trainer Jacob Jones are part of the Spanish national side. The youngest player in the squad is 17-year-old Alberto Carmona, selected by head coach Pablo Feijoo; Jacob Jones is the team’s physical trainer and is currently replacing Berni Domínguez Lezcano. For them, it’s twice as satisfying to be able to play at home. Photo: FRANCIS SILVA. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/malaga-locals-world-20220117105523-nt.html 

OTHER

‘Devastating’ Omicron symptom is hair loss that only appears after you’ve had Covid:  The New Jersey based Hackensack University Medical Center has issued a report saying people have suffered from hair loss since they had the virus.
The reports indicate that since they had Covid, the people affected experienced hair loss between a few weeks to three months after they were infected.
Paula Diaz, a former patient at the centre, said: “I spent six days in the hospital being treated for the virus, and several weeks after I came home, my hair started falling out in clumps. It was devastating.” Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/devastating-omicron-symptom-hair-only-25976973 

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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For Sale: AEG 7 Series stainless steel digital toaster and kettle.
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For Sale: Super Mini PC by Nipogi, DoctorLaptop Customized
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SOLD- For Sale, 2 items: Quad bike & trailer
Quad- Honda Rincon 650cc, 6500 K on the clock, all new tyres, serviced regularly, €4000
Trailer with papers. €750.
For both, €4750 or ONO. Gill

 

News & Articles

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SPAIN

Maximum price of a cylinder of butane will rise from tomorrow by 4.91%, to 17.75 euros: {Translation, summary} 17/01/2022 12:46
The review-monthly of the price is calculated depending on the cost of the raw material (propane and butane) in the international markets, as well as the cost of freight (transport) and the evolution of the exchange rate euro-dollar. Source, Spanish. 

ANDALUCIA

New transport card for young people offers discounts of up to 100 per cent: The Junta de Andalucía’s new transport card for young people is offering journeys on public transport with discounts ranging from 20 to 100 per cent. The card covers trips on Andalusian buses, trams and subways, as well as on the catamaran in the Bay of Cadiz.
Almost three million Andalusians under the age of 30 can benefit from the initiative. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/transport-card-young-20220117125036-nt.html

MALAGA

Repair of a fault in Velez-Malaga obliges us to suspend the supply of water: {Translation} Aqualia, the company that manages the Municipal Water Service of Vélez-Málaga, informs that Tuesday 18th January, due to the execution of various maintenance works in the general supply network of the urban area of Vélez-Málaga, there may be interruptions in the water supply in different streets of the municipality.
The streets affected are: Clavel, Orquídea, Alcalde Santiago Valle, Alcalde Romero de Cruz, Alcalde Manuel Martel, Jaén, Huelva, Almería, Jerez, Linares, Loja, Verano, Invierno, Primavera and Otoño. The work will last from approximately 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Aqualia advises the public to ensure that no taps are left running during the hours when the supply is suspended, in order to avoid unnecessary water loss, and to avoid using electrical appliances, such as washing machines or dishwashers, in order to avoid incidents in the internal installations during the restoration of the service. Once the service has been restored, it is recommended to let the water circulate for a few minutes, to avoid the possible dragging of impurities. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/velez-malaga/reparacion-averia-obliga-suspender-suministro-agua-velez-malaga/20220117132111045927.html

 

28th Rockin’ Race Jamboree, in Torremolinos, Update: 3-6Feb 2022.
The rockabilly music festival was cancelled last year due to the pandemic and there was some concern as to whether the 28th edition would be staged this year, but organisers have announced the festival will go ahead, although it will adhere to any covid regulations in force at the time.
Tickets for the main shows in the auditorium and the Hotel Barracuda must be made in advance. Full info & tickets at: https://rockinrace.com/  & VIDEO LINK & VIDEO LINK 2

 

UK

Amazon drops plan to ban Visa credit cards in UK: Amazon said on Monday it would not stop accepting UK-issued Visa Inc. credit cards on its British website later this month as it had proposed, adding that it was working with Visa to resolve a dispute over payment fees.
“The expected  change regarding  the use of Visa credit  cards  on Amazon.co.uk  will no longer take place on January 19,” the company said in an email to customers. Full article: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/17/tech/amazon-visa-uk/index.html

EUROPE

France Tightens COVID-19 Measures for Everyone, Including Tourists:
The authorities revealed that since January 15, the rules for access to all kinds of services, including restaurants, museums, theatres, sports activities, and accommodation facilities, among others, will be tightened.
The French authorities disclosed that everyone over the age of 18 would have to receive a booster shot in order for their vaccination certificate to remain valid. Thus, all those who have received their last vaccine dose over seven months ago but haven’t received a booster dose yet will be considered as unvaccinated. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/france-tightens-covid-19-measures-for-everyone-including-tourists/

 

Belgian Gov’t Warns Its Citizens to Re-Download Their COVID Certificates After Receiving Booster Shots: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium who have received their booster shots are advised to re-download the digital application – CovidSafeBE app, after being inoculated, as it does not update automatically. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/belgian-govt-warns-its-citizens-to-re-download-their-covid-certificates-after-receiving-booster-shots/

SPORTS

Football News- Real Madrid end trophy drought with Spanish Supercup win: The capital city side defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in Sunday’s final.
This mid-season trophy is further proof of the tight grip Real Madrid have on this season. The club are in a comfortable position in the league, despite an impressive Sevilla on their heels, and have a world class clash with PSG next month in the Champions League next month. Photo:REUTERS. Full article:
https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/real-madrid-trophy-20220117101155-nt.html

 

Rugby Sevens News- World Rugby Sevens competition travels to Malaga for the first time: The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series promoted by Kiwihouse arrives in Spain for the first time with 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams competing in a series of non-stop action matches. The matches take place at the Estadio Cuidad de Malaga from Friday January 21 to Sunday January 23. It has a very limited capacity, only 7616. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/16/world-rugby-sevens-competition-travels-to-malaga-for-the-first-time/ 

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DigameXtra No. 2161 Monday, Jan. 17th, 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, including boxed sets.
***Trips***
January
-21st – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €18,50pp – Bring your skis! Still a few seats available
-28th – Trip to La Canada and Iceland. Price €15pp
February
-4th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-25th – Trip to Benalmadena Market and Marina €15pp
March
-4th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-18th – Trip to Ronda by train, with English speaking guide in Ronda €40 TBC
April
-14th – 7 night cruise with MSC Cruise Prices from €870pp based on 2 sharing a cabin. €150 deposit pp required
Itinerary includes: depart Valencia and calling at Genoa, Civitaveccia, Palermo, Ibiza with 2 days at sea.
-27th – (Wednesday) Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €23,50
The Phoenix Social club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 12 noon until 2pm.
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 

 

Bio Beach Restaurant, Lecture/Presentation: Wed. Feb.9 at 11am. Speaker: Jose Manuel Cabezas Cabello and Norma – Power Point Presentation- Topic: La Desbandada and the sinking of the Delphin off Calaceite coast, Torrox, in Jan. 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The Desbandada highlights the massacre on the A-340 in Feb.1937 where innocent civilians fell victims to Franco’s allies. La Desbandada consititutes the most desastrous and poignant episode of the Spanish Civil War in Malaga and one of the worst of the entire conflict. At the Torre del Mar Bus Station, an outside museum features the signatures of the victims of that grim date. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. Masks required. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com

 

Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Back to our regular schedule, call for workshop info. Serving your favorite Dutch snacks all day. You will find us at: Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon, YFKE’S BAR. Open Mon – Sat, 14:00 – 20:00. Closed Sundays. Tel +34 711 03 20 17

 

 

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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
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– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
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BluCee Real Estate:
BluCee and our clients had an incredibly successful 2021 and we’re looking to even better that in 2022.
We currently have many requests for country properties with a minimum of 2000m2 land. Coastal minimum 3 bed properties in the Benajarafe/Rincon area with stunning sea views. Apartments in Nerja, Torrox and Rincon areas.
Perhaps you’ve been thinking of putting your property on the market or you’ve already got it for sale and it’s just not happening – either way contact us and find out how BluCee can help you.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Castillan bureau natural wood solid top with a chalk paint & waxed Measurements 84 x 36 x 114vms Price 175€
Contact Jackie/nerja. 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-IKEA Malm double bed (156x210cms) with Sultan Hogbo double mattress, excellent condition. 50€
-Reduced Item- IKEA Hemnes Day Bed with 3-drawers and two mattresses (current new price 527€, previous advertised price 175€), new sale price 125€
-Reduced Item – IKEA Hemnes 8- drawer chest (162x57x97cms) in excellent condition. Original price 249€, previous advertised price 75€) new sale price 50€
Contact Richard in Caleta de Velez on 617282970 

 

For Sale: Gents and Ladies golf clubs and accessories.
-Gents 3-sand wedge Wilson DI5 irons, woods and Odyssey putter in a Mizuno carry bag. €120.
-Ladies Wilson Ultra irons and hybrids, putter in a Wilson bag. €80.
Complete with balls, brollies, tees, gloves etc.
Martin in Nerja; hutch4@btinternet.com
or +44 7742 835308 

 

For Sale: Empty orange gas bottle €10
Angela, Torrox Costa, angiejrogersATgmailD0Tcom 

 

For Sale: Alcatel Onetouch 1041D mobile phone, no SIM. This is a compact phone, not a smartphone, and is about 4″ long. There is no charger, but uses a standard charger connection. €20
Tony, Torrox Park, oddjobtony at gmail dot com

 

Recommendations & Requests

Wanted: Clock expert. Hello all, l bought an antique Grandfather clock (1800’s, Wales) and it will arrive in a few days. It is in great condition, works fine, but am looking for someone who can help me set it up ! I live in Velez-Malaga. Patricia 693373530 or whatsapp. Thank you. 

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia has 167 municipalities with the rate of Covid greater than 2,000; 23 less in a week: {Translation} 16/01/2022, 10:12
-Nearly 1.4 million Andalusians live in the 617 municipalities with a Covid-19 coronavirus incidence rate of more than 2,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, led by Hinojales (Huelva), which has the highest rate in Andalusia with 6,666.7.
-1,376,880 people live in the 167 Andalusian towns with incidence rates above 2,000 Covid cases in the last two weeks, which represents 16.2% of the population of the community.
-This represents a significant decrease in the last week in line with the sustained fall in the cumulative incidence rate in the community over the last few days. Thus, there are 23 fewer municipalities with a Covid rate above 2,000 in the last seven days and a decrease of 445,676 inhabitants, 24.5% less.
-Almería is now the province with the highest number of localities with a Covid rate of over 2,000 confirmed cases in the last 14 days, with 39, followed by Granada with 34; Jaén with 32; Córdoba with 30; Huelva with 14; Málaga with eight; Cádiz with seven; and Seville with three.
-Despite the overall decrease at regional level, three provinces have increased the number of municipalities with a rate of over 2,000 Covid cases in the last two weeks – Almeria with 16 more, Cadiz with four and Huelva with one – while the other five have reduced it – Jaen with 13 less, Granada and Seville with ten, Cordoba with six and Malaga with five.
-Cordoba, Almeria and Jaen are the only capitals that exceed 2,000 Covid cases in the last two weeks, while the rest are below, led by Granada with 1,779.9, followed by Huelva with 1,767.3, Malaga with 1,483.2, Cadiz with 1,231 and Seville, which with 1,084.6 has the lowest Covid rate of the Andalusian capitals.
-The eight municipalities of Malaga with similar parameters are Algarrobo (2,318.5), Arenas (2,973.7), Benamargosa (2,019.5), Iznate (2,094.8), Vélez-Málaga (2,304.4), Fuente de Piedra (2,253.9), Benalauría (2,283.1) and Cortes de la Frontera (2,186).
-The 34 municipalities of Granada in the situation are listed in the source article. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1022145/andalucia-mantiene-167-municipios-con-tasa-covid-superior-a-2000-23-menos-en-una-semana/

SPAIN

Up to 40% of patients included in Spain’s coronavirus figures are actually admitted to hospital for other illnesses: The number of people being treated ‘with the virus’ instead of ‘because of Covid-19′ has risen sharply due to the spread of omicron and the protection offered by vaccines
EL PAÍS has questioned the regions as well as a dozen hospitals and specialists. While the majority responded by saying that they did not have precise information, the data collected show that between 25 and 40% of hospitalized patients are in this situation. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2022-01-14/up-to-40-of-patients-included-in-spains-coronavirus-figures-are-actually-admitted-to-hospital-for-other-illnesses.html

 

Spain Extends Entry Restrictions for All EU/Schengen Area Countries for Another Week: The Spanish authorities have announced that all European Union and Schengen Area countries, except for Switzerland, will continue to be part of its COVID-19 risk list for another week.
According to the latest update made by the Ministry of Health of Spain, the updated risk list will enter into force tomorrow, January 17, and will remain valid until January 23. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-extends-entry-restrictions-for-all-eu-schengen-area-countries-for-another-week/

 

Can pharmacies in Spain charge for COVID certificates?: The answer is no, a pharmacy cannot charge for printing a COVID certificate. The question arose after a pharmacy in La Coruña decided to charge 1.50 euros for the document that shows a person has recovered from COVID, is vaccinated or has had a negative test result.
Last June, pharmaceutical organisations agreed that the service must be free and voluntary and that if any pharmacy could not or did not want to provide the COVID certificate then they did not have to, but under no circumstances were they to charge for it. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/16/can-pharmacies-in-spain-charge-for-covid-certificates/

MALAGA

Changes to A-7 exit numbers on the way- Marbella East will be 1044 and Vélez 953: Central government is to reorganise the numbering of all 84 junctions on the Costa del Sol to avoid duplication on other sections of the A-7 route. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/changes-exit-numbers-20220114095622-ntvo.html

UK

All Covid restrictions in England will be scrapped in 10 days, according to reports: The current ‘Plan B’ measures are due to be reviewed on January 26 – in 10 days time. A senior government source told the Sunday Express that all of the measures currently in place under the plan will be ditched.
Mandatory mask wearing in schools, as well as on public transport and at indoor events, Covid passports and the ‘work from home’ rule will all be scrapped, reports suggest.
All that will remain will be a requirement to isolate for five days with a positive Covid test and the need to take lateral flow tests for international travel.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid was last night said to be ‘sure’ that the restrictions will not be needed after the January deadline.
He is expected to formally announce in the coming days that the restrictions will not be renewed. A source said he ‘feels confident about the decision’ because of the falling number of cases and evidence that Omicron is not as dangerous as other variants. Full article: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/covid-restrictions-to-scrapped-within-22768977

EUROPE

Netherlands Relaxes Some Covid Restrictions As Lockdown Protests Continue: Non-essential stores, hairdressers, beauty salons and other service providers were allowed to reopen on Saturday under strict conditions. Bars, restaurants and cultural venues have been instructed to remain closed until at least Jan. 25 due to uncertainty about how the Omicron wave will impact hospital capacity. Photo:REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/protest-netherlands-against-coronavirus-measures-2022-01-16/ 

SPORTS

Tennis News- The Davis Cup match between Spain and Romania will take place in Marbella: This will be on 4 and 5 March at the Puente Romano Tennis Club. The match will be played in honour of Manolo Santana, a tennis legend, who died on 11 December 2021. Up to 4,000 spectators will be able to watch the event. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/sport/davis-match-held-20220114104926-nt.html

 

Tennis News- Novak Djokovic deported from Australia after judges uphold decision to cancel visa: The men’s world number one had been waiting since Monday when the original decision to cancel his visa to enter the country was quashed. Immigration minister Alex Hawke on Friday exercised his personal powers to cancel it for a second time “on health and good order grounds” before a Federal Court hearing on Sunday decided his fate.
Chief Justice Allsop spoke to initially confirm the unusual move had been made to allow court proceedings to be recorded. He then revealed a “unanimous decision” had been reached. “The orders of the court are, one: the amended application to be dismissed,” Judge Allsop said, adding that Djokovic must pick up the bill for both sides’ legal costs. “Two: reasons to be published at a later date.”
There could be further legal wrangling to come, but the decision means Djokovic faces a three-year ban from Australia, which typically accompanies a deportation ruling. Full article: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/novak-djokovic-deported-australia-judges-065642697.html

 

Ashes Series- Australia steamrolls England to claim 146-run victory in historic Hobart Test, winning Ashes series 4-0: Australia has wrapped up a 4-0 Ashes series victory inside three days at Bellerive Oval, obliterating England’s fragile batting line-up to claim a 146-run victory inside three days. Photo:AP/Tertius Pickard. Full article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-16/australia-win-final-ashes-test-on-dramatic-third-day-in-hobart/100759732 

OTHER

How identity theft works on WhatsApp and what you can do to prevent it:
According to security experts, a growing number of people are falling victim to SIM swapping, a scam used by hackers to access passwords and empty bank accounts.
The scam is known as SIM swapping, whereby a phone number is cloned and used by identity thieves by assigning it to a new SIM card, after which they are able to access passwords and empty bank accounts. In order to carry out this cloning, thieves make use of a mechanism that is available on the dark web for around $200, or even with inside help from corrupt employees at cell phone companies who cut off the user’s service.
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/usa/2022-01-11/how-identity-theft-works-on-whatsapp-and-what-you-can-do-to-prevent-it.html

 

New Apple Leaks Expose iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro Design Changes: We already know Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 range is getting a “complete redesign”. But now we know a lot more, and Apple’s design decisions are going to send shockwaves through iPhone fans. Photo: MacRumors. Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2022/01/15/apple-iphone-14-pro-max-design-notch-promotion-display-ram-design-change/ 

 

Witchcraft ‘online’- a business in explosion and out of control: Today the sorcerers of the tribe do not minister in remote caves, but they do it through the mobile, and they do not need to whisper their spells in the ear, but it is enough for them to emit them by WhatsApp, SMS or video call. Nor do they need to appear in the ad sections of newspapers to make themselves known as they did in the past, since social networks and searches of the Internet already supply them with plenty of clientele. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/witchcraft-online-a-business-in-explosion-and-out-of-control/

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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UK Coronavirus:
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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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DigameXtra No. 2160 Saturday, Jan. 15th, 2022

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ABBA songs are fused with flamenco in Nerja:
FLABBAMENCO– feat. Johan Stengard on sax
Saturday, Jan 15th. 8pm. Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja €25 

 

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Services Wanted/Offered

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Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
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We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.

 

 

MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick, Torrox, at: CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
https://www.msbespokejoinery.com/
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Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
MEDICAL CARE * HOME CARE * PERSONAL CARE
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425
englishnurse@rocketmail.com 
www.englishnurse.net 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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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:
margaret@moonette.es
Homepage- www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @moonetteskincare
Pinterest @ www.pinterest.es/moonetteskincare 

 

For Sale: Two mid 20th Century Danish safari chairs, not 100% original as they have been reupholstered & need a little work to make them perfect, hence the low price of 120.00 Euros for the two. Buyer to collect.
Contact John, Cómpeta 753 11 11 89 or
email: johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-1 wrought iron cream coat stand 20 euro
-1 wrought iron seat with cushion 15 euro
-2x oil filled radiators 20 euro
Jane/Canillas de Albaida Tel. 637716703
janebs@hotmail.co.uk 

 

For Sale: Viners 44 piece Viscount Canteen of cutlery. The Parish Collection silver plated. No items missing but been unused for 25years so some cleaning required. €25
John, Iznate, Mobile 646857775 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Decathlon 1 meter, bodyboard. Good condition. 10 Euro
-Pair Wooden matching folding chairs. Good condition. 5 euro
-Aluminum folding beach chair, strong, light, Good Condition 5 euro
Ken / Nerja. Phone 654728380 or Whatsapp 654728380
Email: kenseal at gmail dot com
Pickup in Nerja, Supersol/Carrefour (old Bridge) or Torrox Campo 

 

Long Term Rental Wanted For Naythan-
-Torrox to Velez Malaga, near the coast, not inland villages.
-Looking for a 1 bedroom flat. Or a small casita. No studios please.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen and a washer. I don’t mind if it’s a bit rough or needs some paint or minor repairs- DigameXtra Sponsor SPW Construction has generously offered to donate those services as needed.
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
Please send details to Naythan, Torrox Costa
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Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation – Mandy’s Paintbox: I would like to give a personal recommendation for Mandy’s Paintbox. I wanted a brightly coloured through lounge painted over in a neutral colour so that my dad could move in. I contacted Mandy and she came the next morning to assess, advise and give an estimate for the job which involved 3 coats to cover. When I accepted, she helped move all the furniture into the centre of the room ready for painting the next day and completed the work the following day, which was amazing. She even left the feature white borders on the walls all as I’d asked and returned the furniture to where it had been. Lounge transformed all in a day’s work. Brilliant service from a lovely lady.
Contact Mandy’s Paintbox- Tel. 680739577
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COVID-19

Covid Axarquia – Full Update – Vélez-Málaga, Algarrobo, Arenas, Iznate and Benamargosa have an incidence of more than 2,000 cases: {Translation} 14Jan22
-Coronavirus infections in Axarquia are down for the fourth consecutive day after 305 new positives and one death in the municipality of Velez-Malaga were reported on Friday.
-The Ministry of Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government has reported this Friday, January 14, 305 new cases of coronavirus infection in Axarquia in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia (IECA). The number of infections has fallen for the fourth consecutive day, after 322 on Thursday, 343 on Wednesday, 372 on Tuesday and 489 on Monday. Weekly cases are also down (1,831) compared to last week (3,010) and a fortnight ago (1,872).
-A day in which a new death has been added in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga, which has already recorded 113 deaths due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, another 11 people have recovered from the disease.
-With regard to the new positives in the last 24 hours, the following have been reported: 126 in Vélez-Málaga; 46 in Rincón de la Victoria; 40 in Torrox; 32 in Nerja; 8 in Algarrobo; 7 in Benamargosa; 6 in Frigiliana; 5 in Benamocarra and Periana; 4 in Comares and Cómpeta; 3 in Alcaucín, Colmenar and Sedella; 2 in Almáchar, El Borge, Iznate, Riogordo and Sayalonga; and 1 in Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo and Cútar.
-29 of the 31 municipalities in the region remain at very high risk (Cumulative Incidence / AI at 14 days above 500 cases). The localities with a rate above 2,000 cases are Arenas (2,973.7), Algarrobo (2,318.5), Vélez-Málaga (2,304.4), Iznate (2,094.8) and Benamargosa (2,019.5).
-Also above 1,000 cases are the municipalities of Riogordo (1,946.4), El Borge (1,843.8), Torrox (1,822.4), Árchez (1,818.2), Periana (1,812.9), Cútar (1,785.7), Canillas de Aceituno (1. 369), Sayalonga (1,275.5), Sedella (1,215.3), Almáchar (1,210.8), Benamocarra (1,149), Alfarnate (1,126.8), Nerja (1,125.6), Frigiliana (1,110.4), Colmenar (1,085.4) and Rincón de la Victoria (1,078.6).
-Other localities exceeding the 500 positive threshold are Totalán (949.8), Cómpeta (882.3), Alfarnatejo (824.2), Alcaucín (789.8), Comares (601.5), Salares (578), Moclinejo (559.6) and La Viñuela (535.3).
-The two municipalities at high risk (AI to 14 days of 300 to 500 cases) are Canillas de Albaida (395.3) and Macharaviaya (389.9).
-As for the people who have overcome the disease, 8 have been reported in Vélez-Málaga; 2 in Rincón de la Victoria; and 1 in Torrox.
-The incidence in the Axarquia Health District (which includes Casabermeja) is at 1,864.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 142.3 points less than this Thursday (2,007.2) and 285.7 points lower than a week ago (2,150.6). For its part, in the Malaga Health District (which includes Rincon de la Victoria, Macharaviaya, Moclinejo and Totalan, in addition to Malaga city and Almogia) the incidence is 1,443.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 52.4 points less than this Thursday (1,496.2) and 215 points below a week ago (1,658.8).
-In total, since the beginning of the pandemic in the Axarquia region, 23,281 positive cases have been registered to date, of which 16,159 have been cured and 231 have died. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/velez-malaga-algarrobo-arenas-iznate-y-benamargosa-tienen-una-incidencia-superior-a-los-2-000-casos/


SPAIN

Spain to offer fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose to vulnerable people: Spain is making available a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose to vulnerable citizens, including those with cancer, who have had a transplant or are receiving dialysis, the health ministry said on Thursday. The ministry said the dose would be given five months after a third dose. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20220114/spain-to-offer-fourth-covid-19-vaccine-dose-to-vulnerable-population/

ANDALUCIA

Click here to see the calendar of holidays for 2022 in all the municipalities of Andalusia: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1021829/consulta-aqui-el-calendario-de-festivos-para-2022-en-todos-los-municipios-de-andalucia/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Djokovic appeal to be heard Saturday after Australia cancels visa again: Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic won the right to take his fight against deportation from Australia to a Federal Court on Saturday after the government cancelled his visa for the second time over COVID-19 entry regulations.
The government undertook not to deport him until the case was over, although the world’s number one player was nevertheless ordered to return to pre-deportation detention at 8 a.m. (2100 GMT Friday).
Deportation from Australia usually leads to a three-year ban on returning to the country. That would make Djokovic 37 the next time he would be allowed to compete at the Australian Open.Photo:Reuters.
Full articles: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/australia-cancels-djokovics-visa-citing-health-risk-community-2022-01-14/
AND
https://apnews.com/article/novak-djokovic-australia-open-live-updates-075f3818cb1d14bd14854faf5a3e189d 

OTHER

Be Careful What You Post On Social Media In Spain- You Could Be Charged With Crimes Of Libel and Slander, Or Sued For Defamation!{Translation}
Two residents of Seville sentenced for insulting civil guards on Facebook by calling them “corrupt”
-Two new sentences confirm that everything that is published on social networks can have a consequence. Two Sevillian courts have convicted two residents of the province of Seville for insulting civil guards. In their Facebook profiles they attacked agents from the Los Palacios and Sanlúcar la Mayor after being dissatisfied with police actions. The two convicts called the police officers “corrupt” ; which has earned each one a conviction for crimes of libel and slander with publicity and threats.
-The professional association AUGC has announced this Friday these sentences, won by its legal services . “It must be clear that insulting in a social network does not exempt the author or authors from responsibility, and from this professional association the due advice and support will be provided, to put the facts in the hands of Justice,” says a statement sent to the media. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/provincia/sevi-condenados-vecinos-sevilla-insultar-facebook-guardias-civiles-tildarlos-corruptos-202201141118_noticia.html
(Note: Some well meaning people, in an attempt to alert their peers to potential dangers, think it is a good idea to post on FB regarding bad service or possible criminal activity. And that used to be common. That is no longer the case in the EU. Laws have changed and courts see things differently now. If you identify specific individuals or businesses by name, or photo, or a vehicle by plate number, or any unique identifier, you open yourself to charges of defamation, slander and libel, even if what you say is true. If prosecuted, you may win the case, but with the lawyer fees and lengthy court hassles, you still pay a price. Even if you use a fake account, spoof your MAC address and use a VPN, they can usually still find you as most VPNs will cooperate with a court order. -Ed.)

 

New scam targets drivers by placing QR code stickers on parking meters:
Although the scam took place in Texas, it is extremely simple and could easily happen anywhere. It is important for people to be aware of such scams and ensure that QR codes are genuine.
The San Antonio police warned people of the scam on their Twitter account on December 20, stating that “people attempting to pay for parking using those QR codes may have been directed to a fraudulent website and submitted payment to a fraudulent vendor”. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2022/01/14/new-scam-targets-drivers-with-qr-code-stickers-on-parking-meters/ 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official Covid-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 
https://www.spth.gob.es/

 

Churches & Worship

New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
-Sunday Service 11.00am
-Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja

 

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

 

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

 

The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/ & FB link

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

 

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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/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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DigameXtra No. 2159 Friday, Jan. 14th, 2022

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Artisan Market / Mercado:
Saturday and Sunday 15 – 16th. 10:00 – 14:00
El Zoco de Nerja, calle Neptuno (piscina) y Paco Romo.
Tel: Ann – 602417636 

 

Lee Townsend live: At Bar Atila, Saturday Jan29, 2pm
C/ Buena Vista 9, Puente Don Manuel. Tel 630 393 290. Photo:FB

 

Sandy Lawrence at the Live Bar: Sat 15Jan, 9pm
Centro Internacional, Avenida Europa 3 29770 Torrox Costa FB link 

 

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-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es

 

Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: In January we return to regular hours, 6pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

Malagalingo Spanish School:
Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!!!
Here are some pictures of our CHRISTMAS LUNCH Malagalingo
Because we know a language is not only learned in the classroom, come and chat with us in SPANISH in all our FREE Out-of-School Activities
Everyone is invited to the FIRST FREE LESSON
Call or write us whenever you want to book
Malagalingo Spanish School
info@malagalingo.com
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo
www.malagalingo.com 

 

 

Private Parties- Pay only for your drinks: Live Bar, Torrox Costa
For up to 25 persons. Particular & Professional. Cocktail Specialists!
A unique place in Torrox Costa, 50 m from the beach
A space where music is the queen. Come and enjoy with us!
A 200m2 terrace, a courtyard 50m2. Tel 642 47 25 92 FB link 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Corner display cabinet 40 into each corner height 112cms Price 55€
-Display cabinet 63 x 33 x 156cms Price 65€
-Small writing desk 61 x 30 x 93cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-2x TV tables perfect condition 25 euro each
-2x sun loungers with matching foot stools. Need a fresh coat of paint 20 euro
-Large comfortable sofa 30 euro
Jane/Canillas, 637716703 WhatsApp
janebs@hotmail.co.uk 

 

For Sale, lot of 3 items: Canal Digitaal M7 receiver with hard disk and remote control and a satellite dish of 100cm with duo LNB
All together for 75 euros o.n.o.
Alfred, Caleta de Velez, telephone +34648601819 or
Email: liaenalfred AT hotmail D0T com 

 

For Sale: IKEA wardrobe storage insert. This is a metal frame 54 cms wide, 44cms deep, and 70cms high, with four wire baskets (not plastic trays as in the photograph) – designed by IKEA for wardrobes but useful in laundry areas etc. 20€ including the four baskets.
Please contact Richard in Caleta de Velez on 617282970 

 

For Sale, 3 Items:
-5ltr Glass Demijohn, bubble valve, and new bottle corks. €5
-Wicker Chair Used. Ideal for relaxing by the pool in summer. €20
-Breville Bread oven Used. Automatic preselections. 750 Gm 1 Kilo options. Enjoy fresh baked bread every breakfast. €20
Contact Joe, Villa Mimosa, Daimalos (Arenas) Tlf :646 87 16 71
email: joe56@btinternet.com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Jeans all sorts 12 euros the lot been washed size 10/ 12 blue, black, greyish, stoned washed great deal like new excellent condition
-Back massager electric for back, neck and thighs shoulders, excellent condition works like new asking 20 euros
call Erika in Torrox 635149472 

 

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Thanks: A big thank you to all the kind people who contacted me regarding my need for a gardener.
Thanks so much for all your considerate information and assistance.
Lilian, Torrox

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Spain- Spain breaks record for new coronavirus cases, reporting 179,125 infections in one day: JAN 13, 2022 – 10:00
The central Health Ministry added 125 deaths to the official toll on Wednesday, while the incidence rate jumped 86 points to 3,128 contagions per 100,000 inhabitants. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2022-01-13/spain-breaks-record-for-new-coronavirus-cases-reporting-179125-infections-in-one-day.html

 

Covid Andalucia- Incidence falls below 1,500 in day with 11,177 cases and 28 deaths: {Translation, summary} 13/01/2022 · 13:48
-The incidence rate of covid-19 in Andalusia has remained down on Thursday for the third consecutive day and stands at 1,488.6 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last fourteen days (yesterday Wednesday it was at 1,560.2), while in the last day 11,177 cases and 28 deaths have been diagnosed.
-The number of deaths has increased significantly in the last three days, with 28 on Tuesday and 30 on Wednesday, the highest number of deaths in a single day in the last four months.
-The deaths on this last day were eight in the province of Seville; six in Malaga; five in Granada; four in Jaen; two in Cordoba and another two in Huelva; and one in Almeria.
-According to data from the Regional Ministry of Health, it was in the province of Seville where most cases were reported on this last day, with 1,969; followed by Granada with 1,748; Almeria with 1,546; Malaga with 1,526; Jaen with 1,418; Cadiz with 1,246; Huelva with 888; and Cordoba with 836.
-The number of people hospitalised with coronavirus in Andalusia has increased by seven to 1,731, of whom 226 are in the ICU, one less than yesterday, Wednesday.
-By provinces, Almeria recorded 113 hospitalisations, of which 26 in ICU, Cadiz 206 hospitalisations, of which 21 in ICU, Cordoba 192