DigameXtra No. 1958 Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

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For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

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What’s On

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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
Good morning from La Casa Hotel and Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo.
The weather is glorious so why not come and enjoy a beautiful afternoon lunch on our stunning terrace?
This week we open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1pm until 6pm and Friday and Saturday night only with a reservation.
We have an amazing 3 course set menu which this week will be-
To start either Prawn cocktail or Ham and Melon
Main course of our homemade vege burger with either chips or salad, or maluza (Hake) with Thai red curry and rice.
Desert Ice cream or lemon Sorbet or tea/coffee
Only 14.95 per person, our A la Carte menu is also available with lite bites too.
To book call 952535471 / 662039741 

 

The Stolen Gnomes (lite): Sunset Lounge, Torrox Park
Saturday 22May 7:30pm.
Lively Irish/Celtic songs and melodies, Soul, Blues and Popular songs 100% live.
€14.95 including a three course meal.
Booking advisable. It would be great to see you!  FB page 

 

Almuñecar and La Herradura will hold their annual tapas route from May 21 to June 5: 18 establishments will take part with each offering a tapa, plus glass of beer, house wine or soft drink at €3.50 per person.
Those participating are: Gastrobar De la Flor, Seiva Fusión, Restaurante Firmum, Mesón del Gusto, Restaurante El Cortijillo, Cervecería El Cortijillo, Salitre Playa, Rosa Negra, Casa Paco, Bodega Francisco I, El Templo, Hotel San Cristóbal, Mesón Mari y Miguel, Mesón Gala, New Gala PinBall, Restaurante Casa La Parra, Mesón Emiliano and Restaurante El Árbol Blanco
Info links-
https://almunecarinfo.com/almunecar-ruta-de-la-tapa/
And
https://www.theseasidegazette.com/2021/05/78118/vii-almunecar-tapa-route/ 

 

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We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-2 occasional chairs ideal for bedroom Price 35€ each
-2 multi color drawer fronted bedside tables with new handles width 50cms depth 32cms height 56cms 90€ the pair
-Set, stripped back to natural wood with grey chalk paint clear waxed with new handles. Measurements Width 100cms Depth 48cms Height 107cms. Bedside unit Width 51cms Height 75cms Depth 38cms Price 240€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: BackStretcher or RolaStretcher. As good as new, can not be used due to surgery. €129 is the price for a new one but will sell it for 65€. For more information check the official website https://www.backstretcher.com/en/
Please contact Karel at
Email: karel.massop@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: 2 sleeping bags, 80x200cm.
Hardly used, in good condition.
Price 25 Euro ono.
Brit, Carretera Torrox-Competa near Pavo Real
britfl64@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Raised toilet seat as new, little used €30
-Bedpan unused (no picture) modern shape, €8
-Wheelchair, very little used, bought new 3 months ago €85
Jackie, Torrox
jackie_genesis@hotmail.com 

 

For Sale:
-2 x Wing backed armchairs (hardly used) €50 each.
-1 x Two seater sofa (150cm) €50
Will sell separately. No pets, non smoking household. Buyer collects.
Liz, Caleta 697347979. 

 

For Sale: Lovely metal IKEA table and four matching chairs. 145 cm x 75 cm. 90 euros. Buyer collects from Las Flores Torrox. Alan.
alanbath122 at gmail dot co dot uk
Las Flores Penonsillo Torrox

 

For Sale: Sony 55″ 4k TV just 2 years old. In excellent condition complete with Sound bar. New cost in 2019. 950 euros. Will accept 300 euros.
Ring dennis on 657116294, Caleta de velez 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-LG DVD player €20 ,
-Oil filled radiator €40
contact Karen 722 172 575 Nerja 

 

For Sale: Sevylor 2 person inflatable kayak including 2 oars. The kayak has barely been used. Removable seats. Carry Handles. Perfect for those who want a kayak but don’t have a large amount of space to store it, as the kayak is fully deflatable and can fit back in the box. Was £400 GBP will accept €175 euros
I will throw in two life jackets (used) for free too.
John, Torrox Costa
guidecoast@gmail.com 

 

Wanted: Personal CD player. Does anyone have a personal CD player in good working order that they now do not use. I am looking for one to help with my Spanish, I don’t have a computer or iPad that I can use a memory stick, perhaps someone has a forgotten one in a cupboard somewhere, would be happy to pay a few euros for.
Patricia, 620626127 Frigiliana
p dot claridge at yahoo dot com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Power Bill New Rates: On the 1st June 2021 the electricity tariffs for 11 million households in Spain will change. The one notable feature of this action is that the Government and the Electric companies have done the best they can NOT to inform the public!! We only became aware of this change when we saw an article on LaSexta Noticias on the tv a few weeks ago, we also noticed that the readout on our electric meter had changed from a single readout to 3 readouts that changed which one was active, throughout the day. We did some research and found that all the existing tariffs were to be replaced by a single tariff called “2.0 TD” . For some house holds the effects will likely be confusing but economically minor, for others they could be more expensive.
If anyone can provide a link to the correct info, please send it to me. Dee / Comares, dkamper50@hotmail.com
(You are right about the lack of media coverage, not much about this in a few quick searches just now. However, this was announced 6 weeks ago, in posts on the various Town Hall Facebook pages and Twitter. It was also explained here, in English https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/06/spain-to-introduce-new-electricity-tariff-charges-in-june/ -Ed.)

 

Greek House- Recommendation: We had the pleasure, on Saturday night, of visiting the “Greek House” restaurant in Torrox Costa. It was our first visit. We’ve passed it many times not realising what we were missing!
The welcome & service we received was outstanding. Michaela (excuse the spelling) guided us through the Greek menu and produced a wonderful meal.
We shall,of course, return.
John B. Torrox Costa, jon108AThotmailD0Tco.uk (Contact info for The Greek House can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section of DigameXtra)

 

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Covid in Andalusia: infections rise, mortality decreases: {Translation} Updated: 17/05/2021, 18:08
-Andalusia recorded a small rise in new cases of coronavirus infection on Monday, with 1,497 positive cases in the last 48 hours, 143 more than the number of cases reported in the health statistics for the same day last week.
-During the weekend only two deaths from Covid have been recorded in Andalusia, the best mortality rate since 22 March in the region, where a total of 9,932 people have lost their lives to Covid since the start of the pandemic.
-The 14-day incidence rate stands on Monday at 170 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. With respect to last Friday’s incidence data, the 14-day rate has dropped significantly in Almeria, Cordoba and Granada, which has the highest rate in the community with 289 cases.
The rate rises in Huelva and falls in Almeria
-The rate rises in Malaga, Cadiz and Seville, but especially in Huelva, which in 48 hours increased its 14-day rate by 18 points to 219 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The figure is worrying because it is corroborated by a 14-point increase in the same period in the 7-day incidence rate, which, with 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, is more than double the 14-day rate, a symptom of a worsening situation in this province.
-At the other end of the region, Almeria shows the opposite trend, with falls of 14 and 15 points in its incidence rates over the weekend. It is the province with the best evolution and the lowest 7-day rate, with 33 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants.
-Like every Monday, the number of people hospitalised by Covid in Andalusia has increased. There are a total of 1,016 patients admitted, 40 more than on Sunday, of which 279 are treated in ICU, 7 more than the day before.
-As for the evolution of the vaccination plan, 36.6 percent of Andalusians over the age of 16 have been vaccinated with at least one dose and 17.9 percent, or 1,264,672 people, have already received the full course. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-coronavirus-covid-andalucia-suben-contagios-baja-mortalidad-202105171359_noticia.html 

 

Andalusia advances in vaccination and will reach people under 55 this week: {Translation} Updated: 05/17/2021, 20:26
-Andalusia continues to advance the vaccination process at a good pace and this week it will reach those under 55, that is, those born in 1966 and younger. Meanwhile, the vaccination of people between 60 and 69 and those between 55 and 59 years of age continues to be completed.
-In parallel, this week also begins to vaccinate homeless people, in settlements and in therapeutic communities with the Janssen vaccine; meanwhile, it continues to vaccinate the essential groups yet to receive a first dose, which are being inoculated with messenger RNA preparations. It is about the 71,000 people from the security forces, teachers and other workers of groups 3 and 6 pending (firefighters, civil protection, health not considered first line, etc …) after suspending vaccination with AstraZeneca to children under 60 years of age.
*Health Responds*
-For proactive appointments by age group (now open to those over 55 up to 60 and those over 68) you can use the ClicSalud+ website (http://lajunta.es/341ek), the mobile application and the Salud Responde telephone number (955 54 50 60), although the SAS reminds you not to use these channels if you do not belong to this age group to avoid saturation in the system. In fact, many of these applications are often blocked and when the appointment system tracks your health centre, it tells you that the agenda is closed.
-As for the appointment for the administration of the second dose, it cannot be requested through these channels and will be provided in most cases at the time of vaccination or will be communicated later by your health centre.
-This week, Andalusia receives 387,580 doses: 303,030 from Pfizer, 55,000 from Moderna and 29,550 from Janssen. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-avanza-vacunacion-y-llegara-esta-semana-menores-55-anos-202105171803_noticia.html

 

How To Check If You Have An Outstanding Traffic Fine From The DGT: You can check online in two places, by visiting the Traffic Sanctions Edictal Board (TESTRA) electronic bulletin board, or, on the so-called Unique Edictal Board of the BOE (TEU). Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/17/how-to-check-if-you-have-an-outstanding-traffic-fine-from-the-dgt/

 

The dark side of Brexit- European citizens being detained in migrant holding centers in UK: Dozens of EU travelers have been held and deported under Britain’s new immigration laws, which are very tough and highly restrictive. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/brexit/2021-05-17/the-dark-side-of-brexit-european-citizens-being-detained-in-migrant-holding-centers-in-uk.html

 

EasyJet To Hide Five Orange Envelopes In Malaga Giving Away Free Flights: This Thursday, May 20, budget airline easyJet, to celebrate the opening of their new base at Malaga airport, will hide five orange-colored envelopes in well-known places around the streets of the city of Malaga, each envelope containing two free round-trip tickets from Malaga airport on the Costa del Sol. More info in article:
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/17/easyjet-to-hide-five-orange-envelopes-in-malaga-giving-away-free-flights/

 

Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Monday, May 17, 2021:
The result of today’s Bonoloto Monday, May 17, 2021 is: 03, 04, 06, 11, 12, 32, the complementary number being the 28 and the refund on 8. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-monday-may-17-2021/

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-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/

 

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

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

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

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

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. 1957 Monday, May 17th, 2021

Welcome to DigameXtra !

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For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics are both your local
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Phoenix Club:
Our social club is open for coffee, cake and a chat.
-Our first trip to Gibraltar is on the 11th June, please email for details.
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
-We are selling off all our books at 4 for €1 and we have had new stocks in, from Wilbur Smith, Andy McNab to Stephen Leather, plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
-Our greetings cards are for sale on the first Tuesday of every month, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along and have a look.
-Please remember to sanitise your hands on coming in and sign in. Signing in is just a precaution in case I need to contact you. It is mandatory to wear a mask.
-We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar 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 

 

AAR quiz at La Tasca: The AAR animal rescue quiz is on this Wednesday at 3pm. A bit of fun to raise money for the animals plus a raffle. If you would like to partake please call us on 640328051 or 640569988. Or pop in to reserve a table. La Tasca cafeteria is in Torre del Mar across the road from the old Police station.

 

Torrox Costa Monday market moves: From Monday, May 10, the traditional Torrox Costa Monday market moved to the Ferrara parking area, just 300m from its current location.  Source: FB page 

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

 

CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com

 

Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.

 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria
Digamites can you help?
We have clients actively looking for the following properties to buy.
Do you have a property which fits one of the following criterias?
-Apartment with 2 or more bedrooms. Located from Rincón de la Victoria to Torrox Costa. Easy walking distance to shops and beach. With outside terrace or patio. Budget maximum €150,000.
-Independant villa near beach with good sea view. Three or more bedrooms. Swimming pool a bonus but not essential. From Rincon de la Victoria to Caleta de Velez. Upto €450,000.
-House with minimum of 3 bedrooms. Must have parking and outside space. Location from La Cala de Moral to Chilches Costa. Budget in the region of €260,000.
-If you are thinking of selling, please contact us for a no obligation chat Email: info@blucee.com
Phone or WhatsApp us on +34 711 04 27 27
Selling a property elsewhere in the Axarquía?
We would love to hear from you too.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, covering Axarquia, Malaga to Nerja and the Costa Tropical.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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For Sale: Table & Chairs. It was hand made in West Sussex about fifteen years ago from reclaimed oak ships timbers for a considerable sum (£6000.00 plus). Each item is very solid (heavy) and in excellent condition. The table legs can be removed for transportation.
Price 450€ ( sorry no measurements at the moment )
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

 

For Sale: Base and mattress. 180×133. In good clean condition. €50. Amanda, Algarrobo
634316474 ; purple969@icloud.com 

 

For Sale: Pro Power electric planer 650w
Spare blades & belt, inc. dust bag. Very little used
55 euros ono. Tel 663 726 265
email: dorian.f.hill@gmail.com
Dorian, Vinuela area 

 

For Sale: Ceramics pot, 36cm high. As new.
Price 10 Euro ono.
Carretera Torrox-Competa, near Pavo Real
britfl64@gmail.com 

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Collection of old and new dvds €15
-Dog crate suitable for small dog or puppies, Size,62.5 cms, x 47 cms, x9.5 cms colour black 24 inch, €35 o.n.o
Karen, Nerja 722172575 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Butano gas cookers: Where can I buy a good quality gas cooker. NOT Beco. Buying from the uk seems more trouble than it’s worth since brexit.
Does any one have a source in Europe where I can order one and get it sent to Spain. Thanks in advance. Jane. Frigiliana
Email: anjcos at Gmail.com

 

Lost wallet Competa: If anyone in Competa finds a back leather wallet in the name of Dave Armstead please call 633405560 or
email: ogillyarmstead@gmail.com
It was lost on Saturday around 5pm between the car park and the ice cream shop
Many thanks, Gill Armstead

 

100 Shoe Box Challenge: On Thursday 13th May The Royal British Legion presented to the Nerja Solidaria (Food Bank) 100 shoe boxes containing Toiletries for adults or babies. This was organized by Dorothy Allen and team. Many thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause and all those that helped. David, dallenpuntalara@gmail.com 

 

Removals recommendation and free packing materials:
-Firstly a big thank you to Tony Roam for the safe storage and delivery of our household effects from the UK in spite of the frustrations of Brexit. Everything arrived in excellent condition. We will be happy to call on his services again. (Tony Roam contact details appear everyday in DigameXtra in the Sponsor’s Section)
-We have been busy unpacking! If anybody would like our removals boxes and packing materials they are welcome. Please contact Richard in Caleta on 617282970.

 

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Less than 1,000 hospitalised in Andalusia due to Covid: {Translation} Updated: 16/05/2021, 18:01
-The Regional Ministry of Health and Families reports that 976 patients confirmed with Covid-19 are currently admitted to Andalusian hospitals, of which 272 are in ICU (Intensive Care Units). That is 64 fewer patients admitted with this pathology in the last day and 4 fewer in ICU, although deaths, which are not being reported today, cannot be excluded from this calculation.
-The vaccination campaign continues at a good pace and 15% of the population in Andalusia has already received the full dose, almost five points more than just a week ago. Specifically, 1,263,403 citizens are now fully immunised against the coronavirus in the region.
-Health also reports that 17.88% of Andalusians over the age of 16 are already vaccinated with the necessary doses. Another significant fact is that 2,581,693 have already received at least one injection.
-As for the Covid provincial hospital map, the Junta details that in Almeria there are 60 people hospitalised, of which 26 are in ICU); in Cadiz there are 77 and 25, respectively; in Cordoba (88 and 36), in Granada (223 and 66); in Huelva (52 and 8); in Jaen (105 and 16); in Malaga (115 and 20); and in Seville 256 people remain hospitalised with Covid (a quarter of all hospitalised Andalusians), of which 75 are in ICU).
*Municipalities without Covid*
-On the other hand, Andalusia has registered a total of 273 municipalities with no confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in the last 14 days, which is 28 more than a week ago, on Sunday 16 May, the first week without a state of alert in force.
-According to the latest update of Covid incidence data by municipalities in Andalusia from the Regional Ministry of Health, consulted by Europa Press, Granada is the Andalusian province with the most localities without confirmed Covid cases in the last two weeks, with 66, followed by Almeria, with 59; Malaga with 46; Huelva with 33; Jaen with 29; Cordoba with 23; Cadiz with nine and Seville with eight municipalities.
-All provinces except Huelva and Cordoba, with two and one less respectively, have increased the number of municipalities without Covid cases by 14 days in the last week, led by Jaen, with eleven, followed by Granada with ten, Malaga and Almeria with four and Cordoba and Cadiz with one each.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-menos-hospitalizados-andalucia-covid-202105161315_noticia.html 

 

Australia sticks by plan to re-open border in mid-2022: Australia is sticking to plans to start re-opening to the rest of the world only from the middle of next year, officials said on Sunday, resisting mounting pressure to end the closure of international borders.
In March 2020, Australia closed its borders to non-nationals and non-residents and has since been allowing only limited international arrival. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-sticks-by-plan-re-open-border-mid-2022-2021-05-16/

 

Tennis News- Italian Open:
-Rafa Nadal warmed up for the French Open with a battling 7-5 1-6 6-3 win over world number one Novak Djokovic as the Spaniard claimed a record-extending 10th Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday.
-French Open champion Iga Swiatek served a warning to her rivals ahead of the claycourt Grand Slam with a 6-0 6-0 demolition of former world number one Karolina Pliskova in the Italian Open final on Sunday.
Full articles:
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/swiatek-demolishes-pliskova-claim-rome-crown-2021-05-16/
And
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/nadal-overcomes-blip-scythe-down-djokovic-rome-final-2021-05-16/ 

 

Boxing News- Tyson Fury confirms heavyweight boxing match against Anthony Joshua for August 14 in Saudi Arabia: “Hey there, Tyson Fury the Gypsy King. I’ve just got massive news for all of you guys. I’ve just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudia Arabia. He told me this fight’s 100% on. August 14, 2021, summertime. All eyes of the world will be on the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. And I cannot wait, repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all times. This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it. All eyes on. Peace out, God bless. See you all in Saudi,” Fury said.
Promoter Eddie Hearn had already hinted at the fight taking place on either August 7 or August 14, but ultimately they settled on August 14 as the date. Full article: https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/tyson-fury-confirms-heavyweight-boxing-match-against-anthony-joshua-for-august-14-in-saudi-arabia/

 

China’s Tianwen-1 mission nails historic rover landing on Mars: The Tianwen-1 spacecraft, which had been orbiting Mars since February, released a shielded capsule toward the surface on Friday afternoon. Inside was the rover Zhurong, strapped to the back of a landing vehicle that deployed parachutes and fired thrusters to slow itself down. The official landing time, according to Chinese state media service Xinhua, was 4:18 p.m. PT.
China follows the US in becoming just the second nation to have a rover travel across the Martian surface.
“Unlike NASA, which released images of the landing of the Perseverance Rover within minutes of them arriving back at Earth via the Deep Space Network, we have heard very little from CNSA about this mission,” said David Flannery, a planetary scientist at the Queensland University of Technology and member of the Perseverance team.
Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/chinas-tianwen-1-mission-nails-historic-rover-landing-on-mars/ar-BB1gKwCI

 

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-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/

 

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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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DigameXtra No. 1956 Saturday, May 15th, 2021

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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.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics are both your local
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Trapiche Market:
Trapiche market is open as normal this Tuesday.
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue. It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too!
The market is open from 9:30am-1:30pm every Tuesday
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls and other items; natural worm fertiliser for the garden; hand-painted Andalucian tiles and ceramics; handmade cards and embroidered items that can be made to order; original artwork and photography; fresh fruit & veg; delicious cakes, pies, pastries & artisan chocolates; garden & house ornaments; large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area, discuss property management or selling your house with BluCee Real Estate, and have your haircut by Yolanda, British Wills and more…
Please view our Facebook page, it is being updated daily with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market
We look forward to seeing you there, and if you’d like more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at anitajjordan @ hotmail.com / +34 627 877 164

 

 

DJ Nando at Bea’s: Saturday 15May, opens 7pm, music from 8pm. Bea’s Postamt, BLQ 80, Torrox Costa 29793 FB page 

 

La Cochera La Herradura Concerts:
-Miles & Dave Appel- Saturday, 15May, 6pm. Pop, rock & soul in the open air garden.
-Timbalito Street- Sunday 16May, 6pm
La Cochera La Herradura
Paseo Andrés Segovia, Playa de la Herradura 18697 La Herradura
FB event 1  &  FB event 2

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

 

Tony Roam Transport & Removals Spain To UK To Spain
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
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.
Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters or up to 2.5 tonne weight.
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 http://www.euroam.co.uk 
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 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)
englishnurse@rocketmail.com
www.englishnurse.net 

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Daelim daystar 125cc beautiful condition year 2006, only 10600km from new paperwork to show. Only 1250e Tony torrox Costa
partonaj@gmail.com
Watsap +447792579150

 

For Sale: Two phones, Note 30 plus
(generic brand, NOT Samsung)
5000 mah battery, 1280 x 2320, 10 core, Android 10
Call Erika 635149472 Torrox
Both phones never used new 100 for both 

 

For Sale: Pro Power Chop Mitre Saw 1100w
Very little used, comes with storage trolley (work bench & storage drawers). 85 euros or very near offer. Dorian, Vinuela, 663 726 265
email: dorian.f.hill@gmail.com 

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendation, Malaga Car Clean: I have just bought an 11 year old 4×4 car that desperately needed the interior being thoroughly cleaned. Warren came to the house and carried out an absolutely first class job on the car, much better than I thought possible. The transformation was amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better result. So, if your car needs bringing back to new condition, then Warren will carry out a first class job. I have never before posted a recommendation but I was so pleased with the job I thought I should share and recommend.
Warren, an absolutely first class job. Tony Lindsay Jones, Vinuela. alindsayjonesAThotmailD0Tcom
(Contact info for Malaga Car Clean can be found everyday in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section, near the bottom of every issue)

 

News & Articles

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Spain Covid Update: {Translation} Updated: 14May 2021, 21:06
-The Ministry of Health has notified 58 new deaths this Friday, the lowest figure since September 11 when 48 deaths from coronavirus were registered in one day, according to the Ministry’s reports. In addition, Health has added 6,347 new infections to the official count. The accumulated incidence falls four points and stands at 162 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. In total, 3,604,799 people have been infected and 79,339 have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
-As of Sunday, Germany will stop considering the Canary Islands and Ceuta as risk areas.
-Furthermore, Dutch tourists will not have to quarantine or present a negative PCR upon return from the Balearic and Canary Islands. Source, Spanish: https://elpais.com/sociedad/2021-05-14/ultimas-noticias-del-coronavirus-y-de-la-vacunacion-en-directo-casos-restricciones-e-incidencia-acumulada-en-espana-y-en-el-mundo.html

 

What vaccine will they give me?: This is how immunization against Covid will progress in Andalusia.
Source: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-vacuna-poner-y-cuando-avanza-vacunacion-contra-covid-andalucia-grupos-edad-y-citas-202105141407_noticia.html

 

Important advice issued for anyone who has mixed AstraZeneca and Pfizer Covid jabs: Mixing coronavirus vaccines increased the frequency of mild to moderate symptoms in those who received different jabs for the first and second dose, preliminary data suggests.
Reactions included symptoms like chills, fatigue, headaches and feeling feverish, and were short-lived, according to a peer-reviewed letter that has been printed in The Lancet.
“The results from this study suggest that mixed dose schedules could result in an increase in work absences the day after immunisation, and this is important to consider when planning immunisation of healthcare workers.
“Importantly, there are no safety concerns or signals, and this does not tell us if the immune response will be affected.” Full article:
https://www.thestar.co.uk/health/coronavirus/important-advice-issued-for-anyone-who-has-mixed-astrazeneca-and-pfizer-covid-jabs-3236629

 

Spain updates documents Britons living in Spain need to enter under current restrictions: In a Facebook post titled *Documentation for UK nationals living in Spain before 1 January 2021 to enter Spain during current restrictions*, the British Embassy in Madrid wrote on Thursday May 13th:
“The Spanish Government has informed the UK Government that it has updated the list of documentation that UK nationals who were legally residing in Spain before 1 January 2021, and as such are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement, can use to prove their residence status when entering Spain while entry restrictions remain in place.”
The document, signed and stamped by the Spanish Embassy in London, says that Britons who were legally living in Spain before the end of 2020 will be required to present any one of the following documents to prove your residence status. See full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210514/spain-updates-documents-uk-nationals-living-in-spain-need-to-enter-under-current-restrictions/ 

 

Junta minister rejects the central government’s new self-employed contribution plans: The plans of the Social Security minister, José Luis Escrivá, do not sit well with the Junta de Andalucía that says “The planned reforms are untimely and come at a time when the self-employed are having a very bad time because of the pandemic.”
The regional government’s Minister of Employment, Rocío Blanco said, “This reform would badly hit the pockets of the self-employed Andalusians and the new government scheme acts as a disincentive for people to register as a self-employed person and would motivate them to stay in the underground economy.” “There must be super-reduced fees,” she said and guaranteed that the Andalusian Government will maintain, whatever happens, a flat rate of 60 euros. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202105/14/junta-minister-rejects-government-20210514101000.html

 

Hard To Detect Fileless Malware In Active Campaign Infecting Computers: Threat actors are abusing Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) to filelessly deliver remote access trojans and password-stealing malware on targeted Windows systems.
The actively ongoing campaign is said to have emerged last month, researchers from cybersecurity firm Anomali said on Thursday, adding the malicious build files came embedded with encoded executables and shellcode that deploy backdoors, allowing the adversaries to take control of the victims’ machines and steal sensitive information.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/hackers-using-microsoft-build-engine-to.html
DoctorLaptop Adds: This is precisely why people need to have their computers professionally serviced on a regular basis, as consumer level anti-malware tools cannot detect this type of malware! If you have valuable data, or need your computer for essential tasks, and if you are not getting a professional annual service, you are taking a large risk. Remember- Make regular data backups to an external memory device, or cloud storage, if you value your data! -DoctorLaptop

 

Job Applications For Drivers Open In Nerja: Those interested will have until next Thursday, May 20, inclusive, to present their applications, which they can formalise through the Entry Register, located on the ground floor of the Town Hall or through the Municipal Electronic Office. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/14/job-applications-for-drivers-open-in-nerja/

 

Football Roundup- Liverpool renew top-four bid, Real Madrid thrash Granada 4-1: Liverpool beat United 4-2, while Real Madrid are two points behind Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table. Full article: https://www.telegraphindia.com/sports/football-round-up-liverpool-renew-top-four-bid-real-madrid-thrash-granada/cid/1815576

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-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/

 

Churches & Worship

Churches- Some churches have not updated their posts since before the Covid restrictions were relaxed. So I have removed these. Please send in updated posts if you’d like your church listed. -Ed.

EVANGELICAL CHURCH: (services in English language)
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we meet for worship at the Christian meeting Hall in Calle Ros Alfe´rez 7. Torre Del Mar. (not far behind the Catholic Church) We are an Evangelical Church, bible believing Christian’s coming together for live worship, prayer, and sharing our faith. All who love Christ are welcome and all who want to know more about the Christian faith are equally welcome. The meetings are friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify God.
My name is Peter and below is my email address.
petcac @ gmail. com (no gaps)

 

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.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: www.nlcnerja.com
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El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/ or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

 

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DigameXtra No. 1955 Friday, May 14th, 2021

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For One Night Only:
This Saturday the 15th May from 7.00pm sees one of THE best tribute bands play at Fitzgerald’s live music bar….VIXENS and their tribute to THE SPICE GIRLS! “I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want” All the hits and more, including hits by Bananarama, Girls Aloud and Little Mix!
Fitzgerald’s Live Music Bar, under Super Sol, by the Nerja town bridge! Tickets €10 and Meal Deals available for €5! Last few tickets available, telephone 951 550 585. 

 

The Bandits in Canillas: HI folks, The Bandits have their first gig for quite a while at Restaurante La Plaza, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida this Sunday 16th May from 2pm. To reserve a table call 952 553254 or 609 167127. The weather forecast is excellent.
We will have our new CD, Django available, below is a video of the title track. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlfVBRtAvUw]
Hope to see you there. Rod & Mitch, The Bandits

 

SoundShine featuring Denice D’ley (ex Flashtime): Friday 14May, 5pm.
La Palapa Beach Bar, Paseo Matitimo, Las Alamos, 22R, Torremolinos 29620.
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Geckoblaster debut concert: Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 5:30 PM. A brand new project by Lee and Greg hosted by El Boquetillo in Frigiliana. Booking is essential! FB page 

 

My Daughter Kitty Bar- Nerja: Hog Roast!
Sunday 23May. All you can eat €9.95. Serving from noon.
Live Music 1-4 with Eliza Handley.
Calle primula locale 1, Urbanisation Almijara II, 29780 Nerja
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Live Music with Johny Chiu: El Faro Beach Bar, Torrox
Saturday 15May at 4 PM
Avenida El Faro 15, 29793 Torrox Costa  FB Page 

 

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Greek House- Greek Casita Restaurant in Torrox Costa! 
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. New Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 6pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. 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! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

 

STAYCATIONS at Casa Magel:
Now is the time to book a relaxing getaway at Casa Magel B&B.
Great idea for Birthdays and anniversaries. Personalised vouchers are available.
The weather will only get better, soon be hot & sunny and we fill up quickly.
*Our special offers are on again this year*
-Offer 1, 2 nights B&B with 1 night 3-course evening meal with drinks for 2 sharing a double room 130€.
-Offer 2, 3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks and tapas & drinks at a local bar for 2 sharing double en suite room 175€
-You can add extra nights for 50€ a night B&B for double en suite room.
Casa Magel is situated 1 km from the typical Spanish town of Valle De Abdalajis first founded in Roman times when it was called Nescania
Casa Magel is surrounded by beautiful scenery and there are lots of walking routes. We are not far from El Chorro with the famous Caminito Del Rey, also Ardales lakes which are stunning.
Not far in the other direction, you will find The Wolf Park, a real experience to see wolves in their natural environment. Also nearby is Antequera, a wonderful town for sightseeing, with 27 churches, the old castle, lovers leap mountain and a spectacular bullring besides the many shops and restaurants.
A place not to be missed is El Torcal an amazing site of rock formations formed over 2 million years ago.
Or you can just relax around our refurbished pool with a fully equipped kitchen, bar & BBQ area with drinks & snacks available or bring your own.
The food is great, the views stunning, beds are comfy and the hosts are friendly.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com.
Ring 722879503 

 

Malagalingo:
Andalucía announces State of Alarm finishes on the 9th May
Come celebrate by meeting new people while speaking Spanish in a fun and relaxed way in our outdoor terrace
Don’t struggle with the Spanish language anymore
– ONSITE Spanish lessons > in our OUTDOOR TERRACE
– ONLINE Spanish lessons > in Zoom or Skype
** Free trial lesson
Free registration and materials
Ample free parking
From absolute Beginner to Advance
We offer group and one to one lessons
Message us and we will give you more information about all our options
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Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493 

 

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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
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 call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102. You can also find us on Instagram @moonetteskincare or Google (search Moonette). 
-Get a Body & Hand Cream for free – if you subscribe to Moonette Newsletter
1. subscribe to Moonette’s email Newsletter on our website;
2. only the first 5 new subscribers are qualified;
3. promotion ends on 29th May 2021 or before.
Margaret Gosling, margaret@moonette.es
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link

 

For Sale: Dexter 2000w chop saw ex
Leroy Merlin, cost new 149 euros. Hardly used, will accept 80 euros.
Ring Dennis 657116294 , Caleta de Velez. 

 

For Sale: 2 seater sofa. In perfect condition €50
Call Sam Sloan on 625233801
Or email: samsloannerja@hotmail.com 

 

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The fall of the fourth wave of Covid enters the plateau phase in Andalusia: {Translation} Updated: 05/13/2021, 18:55
-Andalusia counted 1,306 new cases of Covid on Thursday, which is 12 more than on Wednesday but 128 fewer than a week ago. Nine deaths due to Coronavirus infection have also been added to the death toll during the pandemic in the region, which now stands at 9,911.
-The evolution is very similar to that of the last few days, with a slowdown in the fall of infections, so that the epidemiological situation marks a plateau stage in this mild fourth wave that shows no major ups and downs. The most favourable trend can be seen in the figures for healthcare pressure, which continues to fall.
-The 14-day cumulative incidence rate of the community falls for the twenty-third day and stands at 171.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 3.6 points less in one day and 21.7 points below last Thursday. The 7-day rate fell by 2 points to 74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
-Cordoba (145), Malaga (128), Almeria (120) and Cadiz (89) have records below the average Andalusian incidence rate at 14 days. Meanwhile, Granada has the highest incidence rate with 308 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Seville (210), Jaén (207) and Huelva (193) have high alert values.
-In the daily evolution of the rate, the decrease of ten points in 24 hours in Almeria and 12 points in Granada stand out. Proof of the plateau situation in which we find ourselves is the slight one-day increase in the cumulative one-week incidence rate in Huelva and Cadiz, the province with the lowest evolution in this fourth wave. In the rest of the provinces, this indicator is decreasing.
-By provinces, Seville is once again the province with the most positive daily cases, with 398 on Thursday, followed by Granada with 234, Malaga with 182, Cordoba with 113, Jaen with 111, Cadiz with 109 and Huelva with 101. For the third consecutive day, Almeria is below one hundred, with 58 cases.
-In terms of deaths in the last 24 hours, Granada is once again the highest with three, Seville with two, and Huelva, Cordoba, Cadiz and Almeria with one each. Jaén and Málaga have no deaths.
-The best data are coming in these days in terms of hospitalisation. The clinical incidence of the virus is decreasing, which means that the number of Covid patients admitted to hospital has fallen to 1,127, forty fewer than on Wednesday. However, of the total number of patients admitted with Covid, 298 are critical in the ICU, 9 less than the day before. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-datos-coronavirus-caida-cuarta-covid-entra-fase-meseta-andalucia-202105131218_noticia.html 

 

Andalusia adapts from this Thursday its capacity in bars, shops, hotels or cinemas after the state of alarm has fallen: {Translation} Updated: 13/05/2021 13:17
-The Junta de Andalucía (Andalusian regional government) has been applying from midnight on Thursday, 13 May, the regulated capacity for hotels, hotels, commercial and cultural establishments -such as cinemas and theatres-, as well as for wakes and funerals, after the state of alarm in force due to the Covid-19 pandemic was lifted until 9 May.
-This is stated in the order of May 7, 2021, of the Ministry of Health and Families, which establishes the levels of health alert and adopts temporary and exceptional measures for public health reasons in Andalusia for the containment of Covid-19 after the state of alarm, published last Friday in an extraordinary edition of the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) and consulted by Europa Press.
-The order specifies that “the classification of the different levels and capacities” that it establishes “will take effect from 0.00 hours on 13 May 2021”, with the exception of the measures established in article 18 of the order relating to establishments for leisure and recreation and for meetings in public spaces, which take effect from 8.00 hours last Saturday, 8 May.
*Bars and restaurants*
-Apart from this point of the order, the capacity in catering establishments is also addressed in article 16, on prevention measures in these establishments, which states that, in level 1 of health alert, these businesses may not exceed 75% of the maximum capacity for consumption inside the premises, while they may occupy all of the tables allowed on outdoor terraces.
-Bars may occupy 100% of outdoor tables on levels 1, 2 and 3. The maximum permitted capacities are reduced in the other levels, so that they may not exceed 75% inside the premises on level 2; 50% on level 3 – although in both cases terraces may occupy all their tables -, and 30% on level 4, where the maximum capacity of terraces is limited to 75%.
-In terms of table occupancy, a maximum of eight people are allowed indoors and ten outdoors on level 1; six indoors and eight outdoors on level 2; four indoors and six outdoors on level 3, and in all three cases service and consumption at the bar is permitted, something that is prohibited on level 4, where tables will also be limited to four people indoors and six outdoors.
*Celebrations and banquets*
-For celebration halls, maximum indoor seating capacity is 75% of tables and a maximum of 300 people on level 1, 75% and a maximum of 200 people on level 2, 50% and a maximum of 100 people on level 3, and 30% and a maximum of 50 people on level 4.
-Outdoors, the open-air areas of the function rooms may occupy all permitted tables on levels 1, 2 and 3 and hold a maximum of 500, 400 and 250 people, respectively, while on level 4, they must respect a maximum of 50% of their seating capacity in tables or groupings of tables and, in any case, a maximum of 75 people.
-In addition, on levels 1 and 2, “small-format musical performances are permitted in function rooms, maintaining a distance of at least three metres from the public”, and on level 1, dancing with masks in outdoor areas is also permitted.
*Shops and hotels*
-On the other hand, the Board allows from Thursday a maximum occupancy of 100% in establishments, premises and shopping centres in level 1 health alert, which is reduced to a maximum of 75% in level 2, 60% in level 3 and 50% in level 4.
-Likewise, the occupancy of communal areas of hotels, tourist accommodation, campsites and areas for motorhomes may not exceed 100%, 75%, 50% and 30% of their capacity in outdoor communal areas and 75%, 50%, one third and 30% in indoor communal areas in alert levels 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively.
*The rule also regulates the capacity of swimming pools*
-In public swimming pools, the order allows them to be filled to 100% of their capacity in both outdoor and indoor pools at alert level 1, while lowering the maximum capacity allowed in indoor pools to 75% at alert level 2.
-At alert level 3, up to 75% of the permitted capacity is allowed in outdoor pools and 50% in indoor pools, and at level 4 up to 50% of the permitted capacity in outdoor pools and 30% in indoor pools.
*Wakes, burials and religious services*
-With regard to wakes and funerals, at health alert level 1, a maximum of 30 people are allowed for outdoor wakes and 20 for indoor wakes, “except in the latter case where the number of people living together is higher”, while participation in a funeral or procession for the burial or cremation of the deceased is restricted to a maximum of 50 people, including family members and relatives, “in addition, where appropriate, to the minister of worship or similar person of the respective confession, for the practice of the funeral rites to bid farewell to the deceased”.
-On the other hand, wake services may bring together a maximum of 25, 20 and 15 people in the open air on levels 2, 3 and 4, respectively, and 15 – levels 2 and 3 – and 6 – on level 4 – in enclosed spaces, while participation in funerals or processions for a burial or cremation is restricted to a maximum of 35 people on level 2, 20 on level 3 and 15 on level 4.
-For civil ceremonies, the maximum permitted capacities range from 75% indoors and outdoors at health alert level 1 to 30% at level 4, through 60% at level 2 and 50% at level 3.
*Cinemas, theatres and auditoriums*
-Cinemas, theatres and auditoriums may not exceed a maximum of 85% of the permitted capacity at level 1, 75% at level 2, 60% at level 3 and 50% at level 4.
-Similarly, in levels 1, 2 and 3 it is determined that, in regular public passenger transport by bus, all occupants must be seated and all seats may be used, while in metropolitan public passenger transport, all seated seats may be used and 75% of those available may be standing.
*Religious meetings and gatherings*
-On the other hand, “religious meetings and gatherings may be held in all types of public or private facilities, whether in open-air or indoor spaces, provided that 75% of their capacity is not exceeded and that interpersonal distance is maintained, at alert level 1”, as well as with a maximum capacity of 60% at level 2, 50% at level 3 and 30% at level 4.
*Bull Fights*
The order also regulates the maximum permitted capacity for bullfighting shows and festivities, which may not exceed 60% in level 1, 50% in level 2 and 40% in level 3, while in level 4 “there may be no spectators in the bullring and no popular bullfighting festivities may be held”.
*Sports*
-In conventional and non-conventional sports facilities, including gyms, the order establishes in level 1 a capacity limit for physical-sports practice of 85% outdoors, and 75% in conventional or non-conventional indoor sports spaces and facilities, as well as allowing “the holding of sporting competitions and events for competition, leisure or exhibition with the presence of spectators, with a maximum of 85% of the authorised capacity of the public in conventional or non-conventional outdoor sports facilities, with a maximum of 2,500 spectators, and a maximum of 75% of the authorised capacity of the public, with a maximum of 1,500 spectators in indoor spaces”. 500 spectators, and a maximum of 75% of the authorised capacity of the public, with a maximum of 1,500 spectators in indoor venues”.
-In the other alert levels, the capacity limits for physical-sports practice in outdoor areas are 75%, 60% and 50% in levels 2, 3 and 4, respectively, and 65%, 50% and 40%, respectively, in indoor areas. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-adapta-desde-este-jueves-aforos-bares-comercios-hoteles-o-cines-tras-caer-estado-alarma-202105130920_noticia.html

 

Weekly Covid-19 deaths in Spain fall 90% since start of vaccination campaign: The effect of the immunization program as well as a fall in transmission thanks to coronavirus restrictions has seen the number of victims plummet to a daily average of 52.
According to data from the Imserso institute for seniors and social services, in the last week of January 778 elderly people died in care homes due to Covid-19. But in recent months, and with such places completely protected, the number of victims in such centers has plummeted: just six deaths between April 26 and May 2, the last week for which there is consolidated data. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-05-13/weekly-covid-19-deaths-in-spain-fall-90-since-start-of-vaccination-campaign.html

 

Spain planning Social Security contribution reform for the self-employed: The new system, which is still subject to talks, could see 13 brackets based on revenue that would mean monthly payments of anywhere between €90 and €1,220. The new system would be introduced next year, although its effects would not be felt until 2023, and there would be a transition period spanning nine years. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2021-05-13/spain-planning-social-security-contribution-reform-for-the-self-employed.html

 

OceanCare Press Release- Spain bans any new oil and gas exploration and exploitation by law: [Wädenswil, May 13, 2021] OceanCare congratulates that the Climate Change and Energy Transition Law definitely passed today by the Spanish Parliament prohibits the search for any new hydrocarbon resources throughout its national territory (land and maritime, including the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf).
Spain follows countries such as France, Denmark and New Zealand which have previously taken similar legislative steps. In December 2017, France was the country taking the lead in banning the exploration of hydrocarbons in its waters. Full press release, English: https://www.oceancare.org/en/spain-bans-oil-and-gas-exploration-by-a-new-law/
For an in depth article on the subject in English: https://spainsnews.com/spain-definitively-approves-its-first-law-to-combat-climate-change/

 

Guest GMB host Alastair Campbell is forced to apologise after accidentally telling viewers the Queen is DEAD in on-air blunder: Campbell – who is co-hosting the show as a guest with Susanna Reid – said: ‘We’ve been talking a lot about Prince Philip after the death of the Queen.
Just moments later in the show Campbell corrected himself, telling viewers: ‘I think I may have accidentally announced the death of the Queen. I meant Prince Philip, of course.’ Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9570431/GMB-host-Alastair-Campbell-forced-apologise-accidentally-telling-viewers-Queen-DEAD.html

 

Tennis News- Nadal, Thiem and Tsitsipas Reach Rome Masters Third Round:
Second-round results-
(2) Rafael Nadal Defeats Jannik Sinner 75 64
Aslan Karatsev Defeats (3) Daniil Medvedev 62 64
(4) Dominic Thiem Defeats Marton Fucsovics 36 765 60
(5) Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats Marin Cilic 75 62
(6) Alexander Zverev Defeats Hugo Dellien 62 62
(7) Andrey Rublev Defeats Jan-Lennard Struff 67(7) 61 64
(9) Matteo Berrettini Defeats John Millman 64 62
(10) Roberto Bautista Agut Defeats Cristian Garin 76(5) 63
Federico Delbonis Defeats (12) David Goffin 62 61
(13) Denis Shapovalov Defeats Stefano Travaglia 762 63
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Defeats Cameron Norrie 62 63
Lorenzo Sonego Defeats Gianluca Mager 64 64
Source: https://tennisconnected.com/home/2021/05/12/nadal-thiem-and-tsitsipas-reach-rome-masters-third-round/

 

Late Update- Tennis News: Nadal Saves 2 M.Ps., Denies Shapovalov Upset In Rome Thriller. Rafael Nadal booked a spot into his 16th quarter-final at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in dramatic fashion, having to save match points and rally from a set down in a three-and-a-half hour epic against 13th seed Denis Shapovalov on Thursday.
Full article: https://www.atptour.com/en/news/nadal-shapovalov-rome-2021-thursday

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-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

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

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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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

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

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DigameXtra No. 1954 Thursday, May 13th, 2021

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ReOpening Friday 14May- Tentacions la Pepa Cafeteria: Vacation is coming to an end. Come join us in our reopening celebration. Torrox Costa BLQ 79 (west side). Plate of the day, 6 to 8 choices from seafood/meat/chicken/rabbit, only €4.50-€8.00. Examples: bacalao with sweet red pepper sauce, mixed fried fish, pork tenderloin with choriso-potatoes and egg, chicken fillet with whisky sauce, fried sardines, calamari or anchovies, ajo conjeo (garlic rabbit) plus more on rotating menu. The best deal for a full meal on a budget! Three people can each have a meal and a glass of wine for only a €20! Closed Thursdays. Open from noon. https://www.facebook.com/TentacioneslaPepa/

 

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Art classes in La Herradura starting again:
I am restarting my art classes. My name is Renate van Nijen and I’m an internationally exhibited artist (for over 35 years) and I’ve been teaching art in Spain since 2006, till Covid put a hold on things. Now, with rules relaxing, but still with caution, I’m offering my art classes again, for a limited number of people – maximum six. I’m also changing my rules. You can pay as you come, provided that you pay a small deposit (PayPal) to secure your space in advance. No more commitment to come every week. There are three options.
1. You can join the in-studio group, four spaces left, in La Herradura on Monday mornings from 10.00 to 13.00. It is a covered studio, so not inside, with fresh air circulating, and two people can work in a lush patio (provided you are OK with friendly dogs). You can either bring your own material or I can provide the materials. https://renatevannijen.com/weekly-painting-classes/
2. Women only group on Saturday morning from 10.30 to 12.30 CET (9.30 start BST). This is an online group which already exists since the beginning of the Covid lockdown. You need to have your own material. Teaching online really works and you are still part of a group and can interact with women from all over the world, whilst sitting in your own house or garden. You will be part of a Facebook group where everyone can share their work. You can pay on a 4-week basis, but you get the first class for free! https://renatevannijen.com/online-art-classes/ . If you have to miss a class you can let me know in advance and come a next time without losing your money.
3. Book your own master class. Get together with a group of friends, minimum four, maximum six) for a great, creative day out. We will work 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. For lunch you can check out one of the seaside restaurants or chiringuitos. https://renatevannijen.com/painting-classes-and-workshop/
For more information check out this site or contact me directly- renatevannijen@gmail.com or 655211276
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Yard Sale: Saturday 15MAY & Sunday 16MAY
Sedella, 10am-2pm. Many household items for sale including Books, Crockery and other Kitchen items, Bedding, Towels etc, various ornaments, Pots and Plants, Children’s Games etc but NOT furniture
Casa Churrispa on the right 0.5 km down the Caserones Track between Sedella and Salares. Christine. Tel 636593360

 

Wanted, 2 items:
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Contact Rob, Torrox, on 643783025 or
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Covid- Andalucia Update: {Translation} Updated: 12/05/2021, 18:35
-On Wednesday, Andalusia recorded 1,294 new Covid infections, 72 more cases than on the same day a week ago and 231 more than on Tuesday, confirming a certain slowdown in the slow decline in the incidence of coronavirus in the region. The Regional Ministry of Health recorded 19 deaths on this day, which is four more than the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 a week ago in the region.
-The incidence rate has fallen to 175 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants. The same figure for a week falls to 76 cases, recovering two points from Tuesday’s rise. This data generates confidence in the progressive lessening of the impact of the pandemic in the short term but the ups and downs of the last two days define that we are not in a controlled epidemiological situation but rather in a situation of plateau.
-In the evolution of the incidence rate by province, it is worth noting that all provinces are outside the extreme alert level in terms of one-week incidence rates. Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba and Malaga already have records of medium risk.
-The number of people hospitalised with Covid is also lower this Wednesday after two days with an increase. There are 1,167 Andalusians hospitalised with a Covid diagnosis, 64 fewer than on Tuesday and 152 fewer than on the same day last week. Of the total 307 are admitted to ICU 15 less than on Tuesday and 36 less than last week.
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-todas-provincias-andaluzas-fuera-alerta-extrema-covid-incidencia-semana-202105121313_noticia.html 

 

Six indoors and eight outdoors permitted in bars and restaurants in Malaga province from tomorrow: Updated: 12 May 2021, 18:26
-The state of alarm may be gone, but the Junta de Andalucía regional government remains in control of a number of restrictions. As of Thursday, 13 May, new capacity limits will apply in shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.
-In Malaga province, which is practically all on a level 2 health alert, the number of people per table in bars or restaurants will increase to six people inside (previously four) and eight outside (previously six). Bar service is also permitted again.
-Only when an area is put in level 1 can this increase to eight inside and ten outside.
*Shops, cinemas and buses*
-The maximum occupancy permitted in shops and hotels will be 75 per cent from Thursday.
-Outdoor swimming pools can be filled to capacity, but indoor ones must be restricted to 75 per cent.
-Culture, one of the sectors most affected by restrictions, will also get some relief, with capacity in cinemas, theatres and auditoriums to increase to 75 per cent.
-Only 50 per cent capacity is allowed during bullfights.
-On buses that go between municipalities, all passengers must be seated and all seats may be used. On short-distance buses, all seats may be occupied and standing capacity must not exceed 75 per cent.
-In sports facilities, 75 per cent capacity will apply outdoors and 65 per cent indoors.
*Religious services and ceremonies*
-Meanwhile, religious gatherings may be held in all types of public or private facilities, whether in open-air or indoor spaces, as long as they do not exceed 60 per cent of their seating capacity.
-Ceremonies are also regulated: wakes and burials are restricted to a maximum of 25 people outdoors and 15 indoors, unless the number of people living together is higher, while participation in funerals is limited to 35 people.
-In civil ceremonies, the maximum permitted capacity is 60 per cent.
*A few still at Level 4*
-Currently, the entire province of Malaga is at level 2, except for Cuevas del Becerro and Almáchar, which remain at level 4, having registered an accumulated incidence of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202105/12/inside-eight-outside-permitted-20210512175347.html

 

Covid News- Vaccination of the over-50s in Andalucía begins this month: The Junta de Andalucía has already started the process for people aged between 57 and 59 and, this week, it will be opened to the 55 and 56 year olds. Sources consulted by SUR have confirmed that people between the ages of 50 and 55 will be summoned between the end of this month and the beginning of June. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202105/11/covid-junta-will-start-20210511093506.html

 

Covid News- Pockets of the UK have seen sharp rises in cases, here’s where the hotspots are: There are 28 local authority areas in England, 4 in Northern Ireland and 2 in Scotland that have case rates twice the national average.
Nearly half of those areas recorded an increase in infections when compared to the preceding two-week period.
Hyndburn in Lancashire has the highest two-week case rate of 199.9 per 100,000 people. It has seen a 211.5% rise in its case rate. That is one of the largest increases among the places in the country that currently have the highest infection rates.
Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-pockets-of-the-uk-have-seen-sharp-rises-in-case-heres-where-the-hotspots-are-12303591

 

Spanish health authorities approve the Janssen vaccine for use among the under-60s: The first groups to receive this inoculation against Covid-19 will be the 50-59 age group and vulnerable collectives such as those with major disabilities. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-05-12/spanish-health-authorities-approve-the-janssen-vaccine-for-use-among-the-under-60s.html

 

Greece will be added to the UK’s ‘green list’ in June, says country’s tourism minister – after Spain said Brits will NOT need a test or vaccine passport to enter:
-Haris Theoharis said he was confident Greece would go green on June 7, but added that they were ‘disappointed’ not to be on the UK’s list with Portugal from Monday, May 17.
-Spain announced it will not demand any British holidaymaker presents a covid passport or proof of a negative test on arrival from May 20. But with no sign of the UK adding the country to its ‘green list’ of destinations, travellers will still have to self-isolate for ten days when they get home and at least two PCR tests. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9569573/Holidays-Spain-NO-test-needed-Brits-not-negative-Covid-result.html

 

Casares takes precautions against West Nile virus: West Nile fever is an infection which is typically spread by mosquitoes. Having received a warning from the Ministry of Health that it was one of eight municipalities in Malaga facing risk from West Nile virus, Casares Council took immediate action. For this, it has hired a specialised company that is carrying out a control and sampling in the points that may be developed to detect the necessary preventive treatments. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/11/costa-del-sol-town-takes-precautions-against-west-nile-virus/

 

Bidding Open For Calahonda Beach Restaurant, Nerja: Ayuntamiento de Nerja reports that the Councillor for Urbanism, Nieves Atencia, has announced the opening for submitting draft offers for the project, execution and construction for a new restaurant on the plot of land on Calahonda beach. The deadline for submitting offers will end on July 5. Photo:Ayuntamiento de Nerja. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/12/bidding-open-for-calahonda-beach-restaurant/ 

 

Tesla’s Elon Musk bringing satellite internet to rural Spain:
The Starlink service is already available for booking (https://www.starlink.com/) in Spain at a cost of €499 for the test kit – a 50-centimeter diameter satellite dish, a wi-fi router and cables – plus €60 for shipping. Estimated arrival in Nerja Campo is mid to late 2021. The monthly connection will cost €99. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2021-05-12/elon-musk-wants-to-bring-satellite-internet-to-rural-spain.html

 

Football News- Man City crowned Premier League champions after Leicester defeats Manchester United:
Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions for 2020-21, with Pep Guardiola’s side snatching a domestic title back that they surrendered to Liverpool last season.
The Blues have now tasted English top-flight glory on three occasions in the last four years, with big spending at the Etihad Stadium delivering the desired results. Full article:
https://www.sportingnews.com/us/soccer/news/man-city-premier-league-champions-leicester-defeats-manchester-united/146jk8kfzbug015bsg3jn11zhk

 

Football News- Champions League Final Is Moving to Portugal: Istanbul is in lockdown and England wouldn’t bend on coronavirus travel restrictions, so European soccer’s governing body will take its showcase game to Porto, Portugal.
The final, which will be played May 29 at the Estádio Dragão in the coastal city of Porto, is the biggest day on the European club soccer calendar. It had been scheduled to be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, but that would have ruled out attendance for most British fans of the finalists, since Turkey is on a so-called red list of countries to which travel is discouraged.
Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/12/sports/soccer/champions-league-final-porto.html 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

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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. 1953 Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

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For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics are both your local
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Lennons Sports Bar: Steve Owen Live, Friday 14MAY at 7:30 PM. Start the weekend with a great night out. Great Staff. Great food. Good music…all we need is you! Avda España, 70 – Centro de Negocios Sitio de Calahonda 29649 Mijas. +34 646 26 85 37  FB page

 

The Hall- Malaga:
-Friday 14MAY 8pm, live music with Felix Rossy & Jaume Llombart, €10 entry
-Sunday, 16MAY 8pm, live music with Antonio Grande Quintet, €10 entry
Calle Heroe de Sostoa 65, 29002 Málaga  FB page 

 

Kizzy Caribbean Kitchen- Our 1st Birthday Celebration!: Sat, 22MAY 3pm.
Top Floor, El Zoco, Calahonda 29649 Mijas  FB page 

 

Daley’s Finnegans Fuengirola: Michael Dickenson show, Thursday 13MAY 9pm.
Calle de la Cruz 12, 29640 Fuengirola FB page 

 

VII Festival of Sacred Music: June/July 2021.
Frigiliana / Almachar / Competa
Visit website for full schedule.
https://www.ventana-abierta.es/proximos-eventos-upcoming.html 

 

Weekly Crochet/Knitting Group:
Calling All Members and anybody who would like to join us. We meet every Thursday from 10/10.30 am until 1ish.
in Caleta de Velez at La Fuente.
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Caleta de Velez on Thursdays. We have no set rules- just a Smile will do.
The group is well over 8 years old and would love new members to come along and join us…Working at your own speed and chatting making friends. And- if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
And Don’t Forget- We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Hope to see you there.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk 

 

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Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Things are starting to get back to ‘Normal’ …….now what?
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Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. 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:
www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

 

 

For Sale: Sizzix Big Shot Card making machine. Excellent condition with generous selection of dies. Currently selling online at 129.99 Euros. Price 35 Euros. Contact Beth / George, Maro, email: dobmick at hotmail dot co dot uk. Mobile: 658642525.

 

Wanted: Tiles. In 2003 we used these tiles throughout the ground floor of our reformed home. We have a few cracked, chipped and broken tiles now and are desperate to obtain about 10- 12 if possible. Is there anyone out there who may have a couple or so they would be willing to sell us or know where we might get some. We’ve tried tile shops in Nerja. They are a peach / grey colour, 420 x 420. If you think you can help, please contact us.
Sue, Torrox Campo. 677322169 or
email: maundfitch @ gmail dot co dot U.K. (remove the spaces.) 

 

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I alerted you about this yesterday, autonomous communities demanding powers to make curfews and enforce travel restrictions, which will have a direct impact on all businesses and most of our lives. The Junta de Andalucia has already expressed it’s intent to bring back the curfew and limit capacities to previous levels. Bad news for the hospitality biz. Well. it has begun…I felt it important enough to post the entire, rather confusingly worded, long article to demonstrate the proceedings. It has started out convoluted and inconsistant, with finger-pointing and conflicting decisions on the first day. -Ed.

Spanish Supreme Court Begins Hearing Cases Regarding Giving Autonomous Communities the Powers to Enforce Curfews and Travel Restrictions: {Translation of full article} Updated: 11/05/2021, 14:16
-The fears of the jurists and the autonomous communities have been realized. With the end of the state of alarm on 9 May, the first discrepancies have arisen in the High Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) over the perimeter closures agreed by the Andalusian Regional Government on the four municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants that had incidence rates above 1,000 infections. Different high court judges have ratified the confinement of Bornos and Villamartín, in Cádiz, and Castro del Río, in the province of Córdoba, but did not authorise the confinement of the municipality of Montefrío in Granada.
-The Andalusian court takes discrepant decisions on similar epidemiological situations. The First and Third Sections of the Contentious-Administrative Courts of Seville, in two orders issued on 11 May, considered the public health measure to be “proportional” and pointed out that “the right to health must prevail over the high risk of contagion”, and therefore allowed the municipalities of Bornos, Villamartín and Castro del Río to be closed perimetrically from 9 to 15 May. However, in the case of Montefrío, the First Section of the Contentious-Administrative Chamber based in Granada has decided not to ratify the measure in another order on 11 May.
-The latter court rejected the confinement of Montefrío because, in its opinion, “an indiscriminate restriction of a fundamental right is being imposed, leaving more than 10% of the population without the possibility of movement”. According to the magistrates, the fall of the State of Alarm since 9 May does not make it possible to ratify the measures.
-The town of Granada currently exceeds the rate of 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and was the only confined municipality in the province of Granada at the time. According to the TSJA in its ruling, the measure adopted by the Junta does not take into account the “current health situation of the municipality, where 12% of the population is already vaccinated”. Therefore, “it cannot be considered proportionate or justified to place citizens who are fully immunised on an equal legal footing”, the court argues.
-The court, in an order issued on 10 May, warns of the impossibility of limiting this right in the absence of a state of emergency, siege or alarm. The confinement of Montefrío does not conform to the “suitability, necessity and proportionality” governing the suspension of the right to mobility, although it was possible in the previous situation, it assures.
-In the same way, the resolution stresses that the fact that it is temporary, as this confinement was planned until 15 May when the number of cases would be reviewed again by Covid, does not affect what the court said, as “it would be just as unconstitutional to do it temporarily as it would be definitively”.
-Likewise, the court asserts that a decision of this magnitude in the normal constitutional order would only be possible through an Organic Law, for which the autonomous communities are not competent. Even so, there is room for appeal to the Supreme Court against the non-ratification of the measures, a route that the Andalusian regional government has already confirmed it will take.
*Rights can be restricted*
-On the other hand, the aforementioned chambers of the TSJA in Seville argue that “having assessed the necessity, suitability and proportionality of the measures, the right to health must prevail in the face of the high risk of contagion and serious public health risk to the public which – we must not forget – determined the declaration of the state of alarm in Spain by means of royal decrees 433/2020, of 14 March, and 926/2020, of 20 October, the validity of which, in the latter case, ceased just a few days ago.
-The Seville-based chambers understand that the mobility restriction is not absolute, as it includes a catalogue of cases in which travel is permitted, such as attendance at health centres, return to the place of residence, or for work reasons. Therefore, it ratifies the health measure agreed by the Regional Ministry of Health in Bornos, Villamartín and Castro del Río “even though it implies the restriction of fundamental rights”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-choque-tsja-no-autoriza-confinar-montefrio-covid-sin-alarma-pero-si-avala-cerrar-otros-tres-municipios-202105111353_noticia.html

 

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The active sources of the fourth wave- 40 large cities of Madrid, Euskadi and Catalonia, above the maximum level of risk: Coronavirus infections have been declining for two weeks in Spain. The incidence already stands at 181 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days and leaves behind a fourth wave of COVID-19 that did not register the extreme figures of the previous ones. However, there are still localities where the risk of contagion is still very high. In 50 large cities, the current incidence is greater than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the maximum threshold of contagion risk set by the Health traffic light. Of them, 40 are in Madrid, Euskadi and Catalonia. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-active-sources-of-the-fourth-wave-40-large-cities-of-madrid-euskadi-and-catalonia-above-the-maximum-level-of-risk/ 

 

Scotland’s travel rules have now been confirmed to be identical to England’s: Spain will fall into Scotland’s “amber” category, whereas neighbouring Portugal and Gibraltar are on the “green” list. Scottish holidaymakers in Spain will have to quarantine for ten days upon return. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210511/spain-doesnt-make-scotlands-green-list-for-quarantine-free-travel-either/

 

New high-speed Madrid to Barcelona train that costs just €9: The French-run Ouigo service will whisk passengers the 620 kilometres (385 miles) that separate Madrid from Barcelona in just two and half hours, with prices starting at €9. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20210511/in-images-the-new-high-speed-madrid-to-barcelona-train-that-costs-just-e9/

 

Social Security Contributions To Rise For Self-Employed In Spain: If you are a self-employed worker (autonomo) in Spain then you need to be aware that on June 1, the General Treasury of the Social Security (TGSS) will implement the new rise in social security contributions that had been delayed since January 1. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/11/social-security-contributions-to-rise-for-self-employed/

 

Amazon fake reviews scam revealed, 200,000+ fake reviewers exposed: Earlier this year, the folks over at SafetyDetectives discovered an open ElasticSearch database that contained what they call a “treasure trove” of messages between Amazon vendors and Amazon customers regarding fake reviews. The vendors in question typically offered free products in exchange for positive reviews, and in all, SafetyDetectives says that as many as 200,000 people are implicated in the fake review scheme. Full article: https://www.slashgear.com/amazon-fake-reviews-scam-revealed-in-data-breach-with-massive-potential-10672136/

 

New Android banking trojan stealing users’ credentials in Spain: Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed a new Android trojan that hijacks users’ credentials and SMS messages to facilitate fraudulent activities against banks in Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Called “TeaBot” (or Anatsa), the malware started malicious attacks targeting financial apps in late March 2021, followed by a rash of infections in the first week of May against Belgium and Netherlands banks.
-The rogue Android application, which masquerades as media and package delivery services like TeaTV, VLC Media Player, DHL, and UPS.
-TeaBot exploits the access to achieve real-time interaction with the compromised device, enabling the adversary to record keystrokes, in addition to taking screenshots and injecting malicious overlays on top of login screens of banking apps to steal credentials and credit card information.
-Other capabilities of TeaBot include disabling Google Play Protect, intercepting SMS messages, and accessing Google Authenticator 2FA codes. The collected information is then exfiltrated every 10 seconds to a remote server controlled by the attacker.
-Editor Note: If you are tired of worrying about all the Android malware in circulation, and want to protect your device, the only free security app I can recommend is Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, https://www.kaspersky.com/android-security. The best protection according several rating agencies is Bitdefender Mobile Security but costs €11/yr. I have no financial connection to either of these companies. I would avoid the offerings of  Norton, Avast and McAfee, as these security apps tend to slow your device significantly. https://www.bitdefender.co.uk/solutions/mobile-security-android.html
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/experts-warn-of-new-android-banking.html

 

Granada Tattoo Exhibition Returns To The Famous Armilla Trade Fair this May: For Andalucían lovers of ink, this exhibition has established itself as unmissable over the years, and once again, more than 100 tattoo artists from different cities will be in attendance and showing their art skills to those who attend the Armilla Fair in Granada. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/11/granada-tattoo-exhibition-returns-to-the-armilla-trade-fair/

 

The Pirate Bay Suffers Downtime: The Pirate Bay has been hard to reach for nearly 48 hours now. For most people, the site currently displays a CloudFlare error message across the entire site, with the CDN provider mentioning that a “gateway time-out” is causing the issue.
The Pirate Bay has suffered plenty of downtime in the past and the popular torrent site usually returns after a few hours, or days. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-suffers-downtime-tor-domain-remains-online-210511/ 

 

Some 250 cave tombs of nobles discovered in southern Egypt: An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered 250 cave tombs of nobles and high officials located in the Al Hamidiyah necropolis, in the province of Sohag (south of the country), during a project of historical documentation in the area, the Ministry of Antiquities reported today. “These tombs date from periods from the end of the Old Kingdom (3,100 BC-2,125 BC) to the end of the Ptolemaic era (309 BC-30 BC).” Full article: https://spainsnews.com/some-250-cave-tombs-of-nobles-discovered-in-southern-egypt/

 

Bonoloto draw for Tuesday, May 11, 2021: The result of today’s Bonoloto Tuesday, May 11, 2021 is: 09, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, the complementary number being 42 and the refund on 9. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-tuesday-may-11-2021/ 

 

Junta de Andalucía Covid Info Maps Have Been Updated and Changed: The maps provided by Junta de Andalucía have updated the infection rate “scale colors”. This can be confusing because the numbers of infections that invoke Level 3 & 4 restrictions have NOT changed. So in the new “Riesgo según Incidencia en 14 días” (Risk according to incidence in 14 days) maps, areas in Red, that previously indicated a locked down town, are now nowhere near a lockdown. For example, Red now indicates more than 250 incidences, rather than Red meaning more than 1000 as before, but still 500 would be required to have town perimeter restrictions return or 1000 for a non-essential biz shutdown. Yet it is now Red. Go figure. Anyway, here is the new scale.
Red- Riesgo (Risk) extremo (>250)
Dark Yellow- Riesgo alto (High) (150-250)
Dark Beige- Riesgo medio (Medium) (50-150)
Light Beige- Riesgo bajo (Low) (20-50)
Blue- Riesgo- mínimo (<20)

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
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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:
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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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DigameXtra No. 1952 Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

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Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics are both your local
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La Casa Hotel & Restaurant:
Good morning to you all from La Casa Hotel and Resturant in Torrox pueblo!!
Not visited us yet? then what are you waiting for?
Our beautiful terrace is available for drinks and Lunch
from Thursday until Sunday 1pm until 6pm This week we will also be open Friday evening too with a reservation only.
Our set menu this week will be..
Beetroot and Feta Salad or Chilli Mussels Pipirrana to start, main course Sausages, Mashed Potato and Onion Gravy or Chicken Caesar Salad
Desert Lemon Sorbet, Vanilla Ice cream tea or coffee
only 14.95 per person.
We also have our A la Carte menu available with lite bites too!
Also if you feel like a change of scenery why not come and stay in our little Hotel 2 night stay including our set menu for 2 persons only 190 euro!!
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Teatro Las Lagunas: Two great tributes to two legendary bands awaits us next Saturday 29/5 at Teatro Las Lagunas (Camino del Albero 16- Mijas)
The great successes of Queen & Electric Light Orchestra will sound in this magnificent concert that you cannot miss!
Book now at Te 633 647 260 / on line
Doors open: 20:30
Start: 9 pm (time to be confirmed)  FB page 

 

Popular Traditions presents the Nerja festival of San Isidro 2021: {Translation} Elena Gálvez has announced that “this Saturday 15May, at 11.30 am, the Holy Mass in honor of the Patron of the farmers, San Isidro Labrador, will take place in the Church of El Salvador, and that will include a performance and Ortigosa music and the traditional offering of products from the land of the Farm Communities of Nerja and Maro, which will be delivered by a group of elders from the municipality ”. The councilor has also explained that throughout the day, the image of San Isidro will remain on display on an altar decorated with flowers. Source, Spanish: https://www.nerja.es/tradiciones-populares-presenta-la-festividad-de-san-isidro-2021/

 

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-Traditional pine Welsh style dresser been transformed into a stylish natural & waxed wooden unit with yute chalk paint and new bronze handles
Measurements 149 x 40 x 215cms Price 350€
-Chest of drawers with matching mirror done in natural top and painted yute & waxed Measurements 91 x 41 x 198cms 150€
-Hallway unit natural & yute with key and decorative mirror Measurements W 105 x 40 x 86 cms , Mirror 99.50 x 97cms Price 160€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Mobiclinic Mobi1 Pressure mattress for a single bed. Nearly new condition. English and Spanish instructions. Easy to operate pump that hooks on the end of the bed. On and off switch plus pressure regulation switch. Max weight 135 kg. To help circulation and ease pressure in bed. 30e.
-Strong Folding Walker with wheels in nearly new condition. 20e.
-Unopened pack of 20 Deliplus adult diapers, size Grande. Pañales Fraldes. 10e.
Torrox-Costa. Linda 648119401.
Email: lindahwlc@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: Leather Jacket new 50 euros size 40/42
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Editor’s Note to the hospitality sector: I am seeing many bars, cafes and venues now extending their hours and capacities in response to the end of the curfew. They should be aware the Junta de Andalucia is trying very hard to re-impose the curfew and the tighter capacity restrictions, despite the fact that as the law now stands it would again require a (new) National State of Emergency to do so. Sanchez has announced the national government is opposed to any new State of Alarm (see article in news section), which has the effect of encouraging those in hospitality to extend their hours. But it now happens that the national gov’t may be willing to let the Supreme Court decide if it grants autonomous communities their own curfew powers, despite the reservations of a few Cabinet Ministers. If the Junta de Andalucia gets their way, the old curfew & hospitality restrictions could return without much advance notice, causing chaos as upcoming events would need to be cancelled or have the event times changed or dates rescheduled, supply orders cancelled, tickets refunded, etc, etc.  Autonomous communities would need approval from the National Supreme Court to impose curfews regionally, and that court has already announced it is inclined to allow the autonomous communities their own curfew powers. Being prepared for either case would be prudent.

 

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Infections decrease and those hospitalized by Covid rise in Andalusia: {Translation} Updated: 10/05/2021, 16:45
-The evolution of the pandemic shows the same trend as last week with a slight decrease in the number of infections and deaths. The negative note is provided on Monday by the increase in the number of hospitalized patients after five days in which the number of Covid patients has been reduced and today there are 1,210, of which 332 are in ICU.
-Andalusia counts this Monday 1,354 new infections of coronavirus and six deaths. The figure is slightly higher than the 1,298 cases recorded on Saturday, but represents 352 fewer positives than those recorded a week ago, on Monday, May 3.
-The incidence rate starts this week at 181 cases (180.9) and continues to decline. Three provinces, Cadiz (93), Malaga (130) and Almeria (141) have 14-day incidence rates within the medium alert level, corroborated by the one-week rate. Only Granada remains at the extreme alert level with almost 350 infections per hundred thousand inhabitants at 14 days and 145 at one week.
-In hospitalizations, there has been a rise in the number of patients after five days of decreases. There are 1,210 Covid patients in hospitals, 61 more than on Sunday but 108 less than on the same day last week. Of the total 332 are in ICU, eleven more than Sunday and 14 less than seven days ago.
-This increase in the number of hospitalized patients has led, among other measures, to the Reina Sofia University Hospital in Cordoba to set up a new ICU module with six places for critical patients from Covid in two newly built operating rooms that were not active. Forty-five percent of the ICU patients in that hospital are Covid patients. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-bajan-contagios-y-suben-hospitalizados-covid-andalucia-202105101259_noticia.html 

 

Sánchez rules out legal changes and insists that communities have tools to face the pandemic: Pedro Sánchez rules out legal changes to face the final stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic after the lifting of the state of alarm, which has caused a wave of warnings from communities and political parties regarding the problems to face what remains ahead until vaccination is effective for the population as a whole. “The Government of Spain is clear that all the communities in this stadium have sufficient instruments to face the pandemic,” was the president’s response to these criticisms at a press conference in Athens.
The Government made a legislative modification last week through a decree law that will have to be validated in Congress so that the autonomous communities can appeal to the Supreme Court (for extending the curfews without a National State of Alarm), as has happened in Euskadi. The intention is that it dictates jurisprudence and the measures can be homogenized after the different interpretations that the judges have made. However, the high court has questioned the Executive’s move and within the cabinet there are doubts that the Supreme Court can endorse restrictions such as the curfew -which have been raised by several communities- without a state of alarm. Full article in English: https://spainsnews.com/sanchez-rules-out-legal-changes-and-insists-that-communities-have-tools-to-face-the-pandemic/

 

Salud begins vaccinating 56-year-old Andalusians against Covid this week: {Translation} Updated: 05/10/2021, 18:37
-The Andalusian Health Service (SAS) will begin this week to call those born in 1965, whether or not they have reached 56 years of age, to continue advancing in the Vaccination Plan and occupy gaps that remain free while the rest are vaccinated. of age groups (born in 1964 or earlier). In addition, in Andalusia this week progress will continue with the vaccination of the 2,500 stevedores in the ports of Algeciras, Cádiz, Huelva, Granada, Almería and Seville and caregivers and vulnerable people.
-For proactive by age ( those from 57 onwards until reaching 60 and those over 68 appointment ) the possibility of requesting an appointment through ClicSalud +, the mobile application and the telephone number Salud Responde (955 54 50 60), continues to be open. Although the SAS wants to make a call not to use these routes if you do not belong to this age group to avoid saturations in the system.
-As for the appointment for the administration of the second dose, it cannot be requested through these routes and it will be provided in most cases at the time of vaccination or will be communicated later by your health center .
-Thus, the Ministry of Health and Families is advancing one more step in the Vaccination Strategy and will progressively open the appointment, proactively or through its health centers or districts, to the rest of the ages, progressively decreasing the years of birth.
-This week, Andalusia expects to receive 413,630 doses : 279,630 from Pfizer, 55,000 from Moderna, 56,500 from AstraZeneca and 22,500 from Janssen. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-covid-andalucia-salud-empieza-vacunar-contra-covid-esta-semana-andaluces-56-anos-202105101836_noticia.html

Foreign breaks, English hotel stays and group holidays to restart from May 17, Boris Johnson confirms: A Covid-O meeting took place earlier today and Cabinet met to approve the changes, after data showed that infection rates are at their lowest level since last September, and deaths and hospitalisations are at their lowest level since last July. The changes cover both foreign and domestic holidays, affecting millions of Brits’ travel plans for this summer.
It is worth noting that different restrictions are in place for England, Wales and Scotland. Full article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/14910009/holidays-foreign-england-hotels-boris/ 

 

England COVID-19: No more face masks in schools from 17 May – while all university students will return: Pupils will no longer have to wear face masks in secondary schools and colleges in England, while all university students will return to in-person teaching from next week. The relaxation of COVID measures will come as part of the latest easing of England’s lockdown from next Monday, 17 May. Full article: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-no-more-face-masks-in-schools-from-17-may-while-all-university-students-will-return-12303065

 

Vélez-Málaga Fake Lawyer Arrested For €70,000 Fraud:
Officers from the National Police have arrested a man for the second time in four months, who was claiming to be a lawyer, this time for defrauding seven residents of the Axarquía out of €70,000, while conducting the management of civil and legal procedures on their behalf.
The 43-year-old Spanish national reportedly lived in a remote location in the mountains of Vélez-Málaga, and his modus operandi was to request an economic amount in advance from clients as management expenses, with no intention of carrying out the work, and has been arrested for seven crimes of fraud and misappropriation. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/10/velez-malaga-fake-lawyer-arrested-for-e70000-fraud/

 

Lottery: Bonoloto draw for Monday, May 10, 2021
The result of today’s Bonoloto Monday, May 10, 2021 is: 01, 12, 13, 23, 36, 38, the complementary number being the 22 and the refund on 1. 

 

Hamas launches new attack on Israel after Jerusalem clashes: Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Monday, including a barrage that set off air raid sirens as far away as Jerusalem, after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint religious site in the contested holy city. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) Full article: https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-israel-jerusalem-076a9ec7e2bd9c065882c64a4ab820a1/gallery/f7b0bc0631414fdd9c4751c08030add7

 

Correction- F1 News: Yesterdays article about the Spanish Grand Prix from the BBC was from the 2020 race, as pointed out by reader Keith (Canillas).
This years results: Lewis Hamilton won his 98th F1 race at the 2021 Spanish F1 GP today. He started from pole and won on the Catalunya circuit for the 6th time. It was the 118th victory for the Mercedes team. Full article: https://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-result/2021-spanish-grand-prix-race-results/

 

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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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DigameXtra No. 1951 Monday, May 10th, 2021

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Phoenix Club:
-Our social club is open for coffee, cake and a chat but due to restrictions, all our trips are on hold until further notice. The terrace is open with 6 to a table and inside, it is limited to 4 per table.
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis, so if you can add a couple of items to your weekly shop and bring it down to us, it would be very much appreciated. They really need baby food, nappies and foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta.
-We are selling off all our books and DVDs at 4 for €1 and we have had new stocks in, from Wilbur Smith, Andy McNab to Stephen Leather, plenty of choice for gentlemen readers. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday
-Our greetings cards are for sale on the first Tuesday of every month, all handmade so if you are looking for a beautiful handmade card, pop along and have a look.
-Please remember to sanitise your hands on coming in and sign in. Signing in is just a precaution in case I need to contact you. It is mandatory to wear a mask.
-We meet at La Vega bar and restaurant every Tuesday and you can find the bar just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 11.30 – 1pm. 
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk 

 

Torrox Costa Monday market moves: From Monday, May 10, the traditional Torrox Costa Monday market moves to the Ferrara parking area, just 300m from its current location. Source: FB page 

 

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Dog Care: Hello readers of Digamextra, taking advantage of the fact that we can start to go out for a walk throughout Spain, I want to remind you that Mario and Silvia continue to take care of dogs, in day care and lodging. In a family environment, with attention all day, 4 daily walks, control of their food and lots of love. I await your inquiries to WhatsApp 666-782 766 or to the mail silviacaminante@gmail.com
We live in El Morche de Torrox Costa. 

 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
Oak Folding drop leaf occasional table. Natural top & chalk paint. Measurements- Length 67cms Height 45cms Folded length 34cms. Price 60€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Beautiful decorated box, size 80 x 60 x120. The year 1754 inscribed on lid. Solid oak. 240 euros.
Buyer collect from triana near trapichie.
Email: Marilyn.boakes at btinternet.com
Marilyn, Triana

 

Wanted: Balance bike. Is anyone selling a children’s balance bike in the Nerja area? Please contact Michele, Nerja
Email: michele.bond@rocketmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Dog Beach – Torre del Mar: Does anyone one know what’s going on with the dog beach in Torre?
It was a great place but recently the sea seems to have come right in over it and it’s covered in sea junk and debris. Looks like it’s been closed presumably for safety reasons. Chris, Torre del Mar
Email: ch661024 AT gmail D0T com

 

Garden Centre: Visited this great garden centre the other day, really worth a visit, near Lidl at Torrox Costa.
Kathleen. Torrox Park, Email: km.hollingtonATbtopenworldD0Tcom 

 

Recommendation- Lebanese lawyer: Our Lebanese lawyer is very young and is anxious to come and live/work in Europe. He has a visa until 2023. Is there anyone out there willing to give this young man a better start in life? Email elise(underscore) broughton(at)hotmail(dotcom) if you can seriously help him. He has worked for us already and is of good character. Elise, Benamocarra.

 

Entry into Spain?: What documentation would a American citizen traveling on his countries passport but living in a European country need to have for a holiday visit in June into Spain.
If anyone can give a definitive answer to this question, or can tell me who can, I would be very grateful. Please contact Michael of Frigiliana on
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One in three Andalusians already has some degree of protection against Covid: {Translation} Updated: 05/09/2021, 19:39
-Andalusia has 1,149 people hospitalized this Sunday after catching Covid-19. They are 43 less than yesterday Saturday and, more importantly, they represent a reduction of 444 with respect to the peak of hospital pressure that the community has registered in this fourth wave of the pandemic. Thus, in mid-April Andalusia reached 1,593 hospitalized for coronavirus, that is, 28 percent more than now.
-In the case of ICUs, there is also a decline in the community, although less marked than in the case of general admission. Thus, Andalusia has 321 people in intensive care for coronavirus this Sunday, 2 less than yesterday.
-This drop seems to confirm that the community has exceeded the peak of ICU hospitalizations, which was reached on April 29, when the community added 351 patients to intensive care.
-Meanwhile, the vaccination process is progressing. According to data from the Ministry of Health, the community has 2.3 million inhabitants with at least one dose of the vaccine against cornoavirus. To this must be added the more than half a million Andalusians who have overcome the disease and have generated antibodies in a natural way.
*Natural immunization*
-With these numbers, it is observed that Andalusia has 34 percent of its population with some degree of protection against the coronavirus. They are the 27.4 percent who have received at least one dose plus the 6.6 percent who have been immunized naturally.
-In addition, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, in Andalusia there are already more than a million people with the two doses and therefore, immunized. They are 12.90 percent of the population and 15.5 percent of the target population – those over 16 years of age. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-cada-tres-andaluces-tiene-algun-grado-proteccion-ante-covid-202105091347_noticia.html 

 

EU has not ordered AstraZeneca vaccines beyond June:
The European Union has not made any new orders for AstraZeneca vaccines beyond June when their contract ends, European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Sunday, after the EU signed a deal with Pfizer-BioNTech.
The European Union signed a new contract with Pfizer-BioNTech to receive 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 2021-2023, to cover booster shots, donations and reselling of doses, the European Commission said on Friday.
Breton also said he expected the costs of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to be higher than the earlier versions.
The Commission last month launched legal action against AstraZeneca for not respecting its contract for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and for not having a “reliable” plan to ensure timely deliveries.
“We did not renew the order after June. We’ll see what happens,” Breton told France Inter radio. He did not rule out a potential renewal at a later stage.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eus-breton-eu-did-not-renew-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-order-after-june-2021-05-09/

 

F1 Racing News- Lewis Hamilton dominated the Spanish Grand Prix to take his fourth victory in six races so far this year: The Mercedes driver led every lap from pole position and was simply too fast for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who was unable to challenge.
Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas took third, failing to catch Verstappen despite Mercedes’ efforts on strategy.
Hamilton’s win extended his World Championship lead to 37 points over Verstappen, who is six ahead of Bottas.
It was the 88th victory of Hamilton’s career and he is now just three from Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of wins. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/53799077 

 

Football News- Manchester City 1-2 Chelsea (Premier League): Manchester City fell to a third defeat in just four home league games, as Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side delayed Pep Guardiola and his player’s Premier League title celebrations by at least one more day. Photo:Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty. Full article: https://www.si.com/soccer/manchestercity/match-coverage/five-things-we-learned-manchester-city-1-2-chelsea-premier-league

 

The DGT Will Launch A Speed Control Campaign Between May 10 And 16: Spain’s General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has announced in a statement that it will launch a speed control campaign between May 10 and 16, a period in which traffic officers will intensify the monitoring of compliance with the speed limits established on all interurban roads. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/05/10/the-dgt-will-launch-a-speed-control-campaign-between-may-10-and-16/

 

DoctorLaptop’s Tips #90
Windows 10 Tricks
-Slow File Searches? If Windows Search is not accurately finding files that you know are there, or is very slow to find them (you may see a bar appear in the address box slowly crawling across the page as it searches), then it may be time to rebuild your search index.
Do that by clicking Start, typing “Index” in the searchbox, and then click Indexing Options.
It will open up the Control Panel entry, where you can go to Advanced Tab, then click Rebuild, no need to choose a new location. When it is finished, restart the computer. File searches should now be faster.

-Reduce Eye Strain. Screens emit blue light which may interfere with sleep patterns. Windows 10 has a “night light” function to reduce blue light in the hours before you go to bed. Switch it on by going to Settings -> System -> Display, and then tap Night light settings to activate it and set up the hours based on your location and time of the year.

-Problems Copying Web Page Text for Pasting into Word or Excel?
If you are pasting text from a web page into Word or Excel, and find that it’s incorrectly formatted, try pasting it into Notepad first, and then copying it from there and pasting it into your application.
-Trouble Using the New “Settings” Layout? Hate poking around, opening several windows before you find the setting you seek? Wish the old Control Panel had been left unchanged? You can use “God Mode” to open a page with every Control Panel option in a list, which is far easier to scan thru when looking for a particular setting. See pic below.
Here is how. Simply go to your desktop, right click, then left click “New”, then left  click “Folder”. Give the new folder this exact name: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
This folder will instantly turn into a desktop shortcut to God Mode. Double click it like any other shortcut to open. -DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa,
Email: doctorlaptop AT protonmail D0T com

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

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For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-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/

 

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

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Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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