DigameXtra No. 2464 Monday Jan. 30th, 2023

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs/CDs and Jigsaws at various prices
***Trips***
February
– 03rd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 17th – A trip to Finca de la Torre, Bobadilla for a tour of their Olive Farm. Price is 55€pp and includes a tour of the Vineyard, olive oil tastings, 3 course lunch, coach and drivers gratuity.
March
– 03rd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 24th – Butterfly Park in Benalmadena, with a visit over the road to the Buddhist Stupa and then lunch at the Marina – price includes entry to the park TBC
April
– 6th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 28th – El Chorro by train and then lunch at the Lakes TBC
May
– 10th – 14th. 5 day trip to Jerez with a visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a Horse Fair, Sherry Bodega, possibly Tio Pepe or Sandeman’s and a guided tour of the old town. It will be on a ½ Board basis in a 4* Hotel. If interested, send me an email and I will contact you.
– For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 

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Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche: Lecture Series & Events
– On Wednesday Feb. 8th, 11am: The Spanish Civil War: 87 years later. Join us for a heartfelt discussion on what started in Spain in July 1936. If you remember last year, I presented La Desbandada, to commemorate the carnage on A340 in our area. This year, The Deadly Dry Run for WW2, a 22mn video will feature background comments (in English) to help our verbal momentum. David Baird and Jose Manuel Cabezas Cabello, will facilitate the discussion, post viewing the video. This promises to be an educational and sobering session with two men who have extensive knowledge of the topic.
– On  Wednesday Feb. 15th: Great 20th Century Crooners features 17 different artists and 29 tracks from these singers. The presentation traces the evolution and development of the musical style of crooning from the 1940’s onwards.
– Art Gallery: Exhibition of Paintings and Objects. Local artist Coby Bloemsma is exhibiting her latest work (pic) in the restaurant of Bio Beach Club. Semi-abstract in style, Coby’s paintings often have the human figure as subject. She uses acrylics and mixed-media. Her objects and sculptures are made from recycled materials. The exhibition is on until April 2023 and open during the opening hours of the restaurant. Closed on Tuesdays. Website: www.cobybloemsma.com
Bio Beach, publicity contact: norma2kk@aol.com

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Winter at Potters Bar- Nerja: JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ!!!
– The Jazz Lunch is back! The very talented Spike, Diego & Jonny as the COASTLINE DIXIELANDERS will be providing us with fantastic afternoons of class entertainment. Sundays at 2.00pm. Availability is limited so reserve your table now. €15/person including a great roast Lunch. Phone Cathy on 685435767.
– And Potters Friday nights are not to be missed! Great live entertainment from 8pm, fabulous fish n’ chips and plenty of other options and a great night out guaranteed. Bookings advisable!
– The Potters Pub Quiz! Every Tuesday 8pm. Make a night of It! Good company, good good and great fun and all for just €3/person. Bookings advisable.
If you have never visited Potters Bar we look forward to meeting you! Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.

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Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
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Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens, cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos, all the furniture was spray painted.
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Restaurante El Caserío de Las Monjas: In the historic centre of Vélez-Málaga. Traditional, Mediterranean and Basque cuisine. Meat, fish, casseroles, desserts.
Seasonal cuisine with the freshest products.
Speciality in meats: presa, secreto, pluma, chuletones, chivo.
Exquisite fish: tuna, cod, hake.
Two dining rooms, interior patio and outside bar. Reservations on 952557363
C/ Federico Téllez Macías, 4 (next to Tribuna de Los Pobres) Vélez-Málaga 

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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
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For Sale: New toilet seat-chair. Never used. Asking price €70, have original receipt for €110. Can meet at the Mercadona Chilches.
Brigitte / Chilches Costa
benfkampers AT gmail D0Tcom ; Tel 0033647994196 

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For Sale: Motorbike. 2008 Yamaha DT125RE. Can be ridden with car licence. Very good condition and has been well maintained on a regular basis. ITV until January 2025. €2,250 including transfer.
Paul, Torrox campo. 618234367
fellows 186 @ hotmail.com 

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For Sale: Gents’ Golf Clubs comprising a full set of Wilson DI5 irons, 2 Drivers and other woods, Odyssey 2 ball putter in a Mizuno carry bag complete with balls (20+), tees, umbrella, scoop and all you need to play. €50.
Martin, Nerja +447742835308 or hutch4@btinternet.com 

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Wanted: Watch collector looking for all types of watches. Vintage, Swiss, or any other brands. Cash paid. Ring Ernie, Iznate. 616812765 or WhatsApp with photos or
email: ernestiznate AT hotmail D0T co.uk

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Wanted: BMW cross-spoke wheels, 15X7J, PART No 1179774. Tyres not needed, and wheels must be un-damaged.
Mike, Velez Malaga. Phone; 661234095
Email, mikehood1943@gmail.com

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Wanted: Spanish lessons on CDs. Does anyone have any CDs to learn Spanish because even after trying for a little while I need some variety with different teaching methods. Discs only please not recommendations for courses or tutors.
I can collect around 20 minute drive of Riogordo.
Martin, Colmenar: Whatsapp message: 666328610
mlangwade@gmail.com

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Recommendation for DoctorLaptop:
I have to give a big shout to Naythan who works very hard to get us our daily digamextra. But an extra thank you for sorting out my laptop. The hard drive went and Naythan managed to retrieve important files, install another hard drive in my laptop, replace the saved data into the new hard drive, and have it working again in the same day. Very competent, professional and what he charged was worth every euro. I highly recommend you to use this service. And let’s hope that when the next donation campaign is on we all dig a little deeper in our pockets to get him a fair wage. Thank you Naythan. DoctorLaptop’s website: https://torrox-computer-pc-repair-service-by-doctorlaptop.webnode.page/ Amanda, Frigiliana, josiahamandaatgmaildotcom

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COVID

Lab leak WAS the ‘most likely’ cause of Covid-19, UN experts claim as they accuse top British and American scientists of helping China to suppress debate on the issue:
– The authors of two United Nations reports into the origins of the pandemic say they believe a laboratory leak was the most likely cause of Covid-19, accusing top British and American scientists of helping China deliberately to suppress debate on the issue. The distinguished professors hit out at the ‘cover-up’ in a damning joint article for The Mail on Sunday that calls for ‘re-evaluation of the likely pathways that caused this pandemic’.
– They say ‘a pall of suspicious secrecy, deceit and conflicts of interest’ shrouded high-risk experiments being carried out in Wuhan, the Chinese city where Covid first appeared, and argue that it was ‘enforced not only by China but by Western funding bodies and influential Western scientists’. The dramatic intervention comes from epidemiologists Colin Butler (based at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health in Canberra, Australia) and Delia Randolph (of the University of Greenwich, London). Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11687651/IAN-BIRRELL-experts-say-lab-leak-likely-cause-Covid-19.html

ANDALUCIA

The poorest neighborhoods in Spain are in Seville and Alicante: {Translation, summary}
– Alicante and Seville are the cities where the poorest neighborhoods in Spain are located, while their provinces contain a good number of the lowest-income towns in the country.
– This is indicated by data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which indicates how the lowest incomes in Spain, differentiated by neighborhoods, were located in the Seville neighborhoods of Polígono Sur, Los Pajaritos {pic} and Amate, and in the Juan XXIII neighborhood of Alicante. In addition, other areas of Seville or Alicante appear on the list of the ten next poorest neighborhoods in the country.
– Along with this, in the list of the 20 municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants with the lowest income per inhabitant recently published by the INE for the year 2019, there are towns in Seville such as Los Palacios – Villafranca or Lebrija, and Alicante such as Torrevieja or Crevillente. Source, Spanish: https://andaluciainformacion.es/andalucia/1182650/los-barrios-mas-pobres-de-espana-estan-en-sevilla-y-alicante/

MALAGA

Almáchar and Comares will host the “Sewing Seniors” workshops of the Provincial Council: {Translation, summary}
– The Provincial Council of Malaga will hold a new edition of the fashion workshops ‘Mayores de la costura’, for elderly people in the province, which will be held in the Axarquia municipalities of Almáchar and Comares, as well as in other municipalities in the province of Malaga such as Igualeja, Manilva and Villanueva del Trabuco during the months of February, March and April. Both the workshops and the fabrics and materials are free of charge, and the workshops will conclude with a parade of the designs produced. It was stressed the importance of maintaining the popular and cultural traditions of the province through the production of typical dresses of each region such as flamenco, malagueña, verdiales, rondeña and antequerana costumes.
– Ask at the Ayuntamiento for event details in participating towns. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/almachar-y-comares-acogeran-los-talleres-mayores-de-la-costura-de-la-diputacion/ 

TORROX

Torrox is the only municipality on the Costa del Sol that increases its population by more than 5%: {Translation, summary}
– The census data made public by the National Statistics Institute (INE) as of 1 January 2021 leaves Torrox as the only town on the Costa del Sol with a growth in the last year of over 5%. Specifically, the municipality has gone from 18,937 inhabitants on 1 January 2021 to 19,997 in 2022.
– Torrox is followed by Casares (4.6%) and Benalmádena (4%). Only Estepona and Mijas are above 3%, while Nerja and Manilva grew by 2%. The rest are around 1% growth, with the exception of Málaga city and Fuengirola, which are below this percentage.
– “The fact that one out of every four Torroxeños registered in Torrox today have done so in the last 8 years is an unequivocal example of the leap in quality that our municipality has made in all aspects since 2015, as is the fact that it is the fastest growing town by far compared to other municipalities on the Costa del Sol. This is something we should all be proud of and confirms that we are on the right track,” said the municipal authority. Source & Photo credit, Spanish:
https://www.axarquiaplus.es/torrox-unico-municipio-de-la-costa-del-sol-que-aumenta-su-poblacion-por-encima-del-5/

GRANADA

Baza repeats for the second day as the coldest Andalusian municipality, with -7.6C: {Translation}
– Baza has been the municipality that has registered the coldest temperature this Sunday in Andalusia with -7.6C at 7:10 a.m., according to the website of the State Meteorological Agency. Last Saturday, Baza was also the Andalusian municipality with the coldest, with -6.1C.
– Baza’s temperature has only been exceeded by the Sierra Nevada station (Radio telescope) which has marked -11.2C, at 04:20 hours. The Granada town has been followed by the Granada Airport station, with -5.7C. Image: mapcarta. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/baza-repite-municipio-andaluz-mas-frio-7-6-grados-bajo-cero/ 

SPORTS

Tennis News- Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas for 10th Australian Open title: {AP News} Novak Djokovic was simply too good at the most crucial moments and claimed his 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title overall by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) in the final at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday night.
The victory allows Djokovic to return to No. 1 in the ATP rankings. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/sports/2023-01-29/novak-djokovic-beats-stefanos-tsitsipas-for-10th-australian-open-title.html

Tennis News- Sabalenka beats Rybakina for Australian Open women’s title: {AP News} Sabalenka, a 24-year-old from Belarus, won her first Grand Slam title by coming back to beat Wimbledon champion Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Melbourne Park on Saturday night, using 17 aces among her 51 total winners to overcome seven double-faults. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/sports/2023-01-28/sabalenka-beats-rybakina-for-australian-open-womens-title.html

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Golf News- McIlroy shoots 65, has three-shot lead after third round in Dubai: {AP News} Rory McIlroy delivered an exhibition of short iron play to shoot 7-under 65 in his third round and build a three-stroke lead at the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday. The top-ranked McIlroy made eight birdies at Emirates Golf Club – four in a row from No. 1, three straight from No. 13, and another at No. 17, and none of the birdie putts were from more than 7 feet. Photo: David Cannon. Full article: https://www.pgatour.com/daily-wrapup/2023/01/29/mcilroy-shoots-65-has-3-shot-lead-after-third-round-in-dubai.html 

TECH

Artificial Intelligence “ChatGPT” (an advanced AI chatbot) found to be capable of passing MBA and Medical Licensing Exams:
– The AI chatbot can hold conversational text interactions with users by employing artificial intelligence. It can generate responses to questions (a feature that could eventually challenge search engines), generate text for prose, write code, make calculations, translate information, and more.
– The academic community is growing increasingly concerned about students using ChatGPT for less than honest purposes as it has been found to be capable of not only writing essays for high school students, but passing some exams, such as parts of those used to license doctors and grant MBAs.
– In two new papers posted on preprint servers, one team and another researcher independently tested the ability of ChatGPT to take and pass exams. In the first a team with members from AnsibleHealth, Inc., Brown University and OpenAI, Inc. describe testing they did to see how well ChatGPT could do on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and posted their results on the medRXiv preprint server.
– In the second, Christian Terwiesch, the Andrew M. Heller Professor at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has posted a paper on Wharton’s preprint site, describing how he tested the chatbot’s ability to perform on the final exam of a typical Operations Management MBA core course and what he found.
– In the first paper, the researchers tested the chatbot on all three parts of the USMLE, which medical school graduates must pass to become doctors. They found it performed well enough to pass or nearly pass all of the required thresholds for licensure. They also noted that it was capable of creating written passages that were highly consistent and showed the type of insight a person would need to become a successful doctor. 
– In the second paper, Terwiesch used OpenAI’s GPT-3 (the base model for ChatGPT) to take the final exam for an Operations Management course. He then graded it as he would any regular student. He found that he would have given the paper a B, or at worst a B-, more than enough to pass. He further notes that in addition to giving correct answers, the chatbot was able to provide good explanations for its answers.
{Sooner than you think, many of your previous human consultations, with doctors, lawyers, bankers, etc., will be done with AI chatbots. This may be an improvement in some ways,  AI will have instant access to far more knowledge than any human. What AI does not have is any degree of compassion, sympathy, spirituality or shared human experience. Clearly there are advantages and disadvantages.
– Most written content as well as artwork, web design, and even music will be AI created. AI is far more efficient and cost effective than human labor, so this trend seems inevitable.
– Rogue AI chatbots will be used for criminal activities, to produce ever more effective scams. It will be used to create nearly undetectable forgeries and frauds. It will design smarter computer viruses. We already see a flood of “deep fake” photos and videos on social media, made with AI tools. Strange days indeed! -Ed.}
Full article: https://techxplore.com/news/2023-01-chatgpt-capable-exams-mba-medical.html
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OTHER

Tom Verlaine, Television Frontman and Influential Guitarist, Dies at 73:
– Tom Verlaine has died after a brief illness, a representative for the innovative guitarist and founding member of Television confirms to Billboard. He was 73.
Verlaine died peacefully and surrounded by friends in New York City, the rep says. Born Thomas Miller in 1949, Verlaine was raised in Wilmington, Delaware, before moving to New York City in 1968 and taking on his stage name.
– Verlaine formed Television, that became an influential fixture of NYC’s punk rock scene at CBGB in the ’70s, establishing an early residency at the legendary Lower East Side club with bandmates Richard Hell, Billy Ficca and Richard Lloyd. With Television he brought his signature guitar work and songwriting to two albums, 1977’s landmark Marquee Moon and 1978’s Adventure, before the group parted ways in 1978. Full article: https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/tom-verlaine-dead-1235207589/ & Video Link

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Cinesur El Ingenio Films schedule: You can find the film schedule at this link. Films tagged as (VOSE) are in the original language with Spanish subtitles. 
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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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

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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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DigameXtra No. 2463 WEEKEND EDITION Friday Jan. 27th, 2023

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman: Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Events Coordinator: + 34 711 077 576, Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com. Please call or email Kim if you plan to attend our events.
Upcoming Events:
Feb
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Valentine’s lunch at Al Andalus Maro
Mar
– Friday 3rd. Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Lunch at Al Andalus Maro
Apr
– Saturday 22nd. Spring Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant, Torrox
All events must be booked through our Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
Please visit us on our Facebook page at Facebook Link
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Trapiche Market: We are open this Tuesday and every Tuesday.
09:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga, follow the directions to Trapiche airport.
It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too! NOW also good quality second hand stalls.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls & other items; fresh fruit & veg, pot plants, large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area and discuss selling your house with BluCee Real Estate.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please view our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
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For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at TrapicheMarketSpain @gmail.com / +34 627 877 164
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Dancing in Nerja: Friday 27/1, Salsa and Bachata at 11pm at The Circles (Nerja). Hosted by Miguel Ojos Negros, free Bachata class at first hour. Free admission.  C/ Chaparil 5, Nerja 29780 FB 

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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits (prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! Winter Hours: 6:30pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/ We are DigameXtra sponsors, so our contact info can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

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Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
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SPAIN

Spanish reservoirs fill up to highest level since last May:
– The water levels of Spanish reservoirs continue to rise and are already at 50.9 percent of their capacity, the latest data reveals, a figure that has not been seen since May 2022.
– Asturias is the region that has benefitted from the recent rains the most and the capacity of its reservoirs currently stands at 92.76 percent. This is followed by its neighbour Galicia where levels are currently at 88.6 percent. In third place is the Basque Country where reservoirs have reached 68.05 percent capacity.
– This lies in stark contrast to the south of Spain where levels are still very low. The capacity of the reservoirs in Murcia is only at 25.68 percent and in Andalusia it’s only 29.75 percent. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20230126/spanish-reservoirs-fill-up-to-highest-level-since-last-may/

ANDALUCIA

Mandatory face masks on public transport in Spain to end on 8 February: {Translation}
– Spain’s Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has announced this Thursday (26 January) that the Cabinet meeting on 7 February will approve the end of the obligation to wear a mask on public transport, a measure that will come into force the following day, the 8th, when it is published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
– On buses, trains, subways or in taxis, the mask will no longer be necessary (although it is recommended). However, the requirement will be maintained in health facilities and pharmacies because “you have to go step by step”. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/public-transport-face-mask-review-20230126123730-nt.html

MALAGA

The unemployment rate rises to 19% in Malaga, with 29,500 more unemployed than in summer: {Translation}
– Malaga is the Andalusian province that leads the ranking of unemployed in the last quarter, with 160,800 unemployed, followed by Seville and Cádiz, with 152,100 and 142,300 unemployed people, respectively.
– The labour market in Malaga ended 2022 practically the same as it ended 2021, with an unemployment rate of 19.37%. This is almost four points higher than in the summer and barely a tenth of a point below the previous year, 2021, which stood at 19.79%. Moreover, the figure is almost identical to that of the last quarter of 2020 and higher than that of 2019, before the pandemic, when it was 17.75%.
Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tasa-paro-sube-Malaga-desempleados-verano_0_1760524387.html

ALMUNECAR

Almuñécar will have the first residence for the elderly starting in March: {Translation, summary}
– The company’s representative, Álvaro Morales, stated that the renovation work has taken longer than planned, in principle, to adapt the facilities to current regulations, “but we are now in the final stages of the work”, he stressed.
– Morales recalled that the residence, “will have 50 beds for residents, 30 for daytime stay, expandable to 60, which we are going to arrange from the outset, and a series of flats that will be supervised housing, which we will also launch with a capacity for 100 people. We will start the implementation on the 1st of March and, taking care of the bureaucratic part by the Junta Andalucía, we hope to open for the spring to be able to start making the first admissions”, has indicated the representative of the company. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/almunecar-primera-residencia-mayores-marzo/

ALGECIRAS

Sacristan killed and priest injured in suspected jihadist attack in Algeciras:
– The assailant of north African origin, who has been arrested, stabbed the men, shouting “Allah akbar”. He is the sole suspect in both cases.
– A sacristan has died and a priest is seriously injured, with at least four people suffering less serious injuries, in two attacks on churches in Algeciras, in the province of Cadiz. According to all sources, the attacks appear to be jihad-related and the investigation has been taken over by a court specialising in terror offences.
– The victim of the fatal attack is David Valencia, a sacristan at La Palma church, and the injured man is Father Antonio Rodríguez, parish priest at the chapel of San Isidro. The latter was taken to hospital in a serious condition with a stab wound.
– The fatal attack at the church of La Palma was the second of the two attacks, and took place at around 7.30pm. The man, dressed in a djellaba, entered the building shouting “Allah Akbar” (“God is the greatest”) when the service was ending. He moved through the church knocking down images, crosses and candles with a machete and even went up to the high altar.
– The sacristan approached him to ask him to leave the church. The suspect refused and insulted him. He also threatened two women, and when the sacristan asked him to leave again the man began to chase him. He caught up with the sacristan outside in the nearby Plaza Alta where he stabbed him and beat him around the head, causing his death.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/sacristan-dies-priest-20230125220629-nt.html 

EUROPE

EU Nationals Travelling to UK on February 1 Warned of Prolonged Waiting Times Due to Strikes:
– The United Kingdom’s Home Office and Border Force have warned people travelling to the UK on February 1, to prepare for facing longer waiting times at border controls due to strikes that will take place at all UK air and maritime ports. 100,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), across 123 employers, will stage a walkout on February 1, impacting government ministries, museums, ports, and airports.
– Travellers passing through border controls in Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles in Northern France will also be affected by the strikes.
– “If you are travelling into the UK via any entry point, you should prepare for disruption and check before you travel,” the UK authorities have noted in a statement, adding that the strikes are expected to last until February 2, at 7 am. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-nationals-travelling-to-uk-on-february-1-warned-of-prolonged-waiting-times-due-to-strikes/

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Insects on the menu as EU approves two for human consumption:
– The maggot-like larvae of lesser mealworms — a type of shiny black beetle — and house crickets will become the third and fourth insects that can be sold as food for people in the European Union. Eight more applications await approval. On Tuesday, the EU gave the green light to the sale of the larvae in powder, frozen, paste and dried forms. The crickets can be sold as partially defatted powder. The new rules clarify that lesser mealworm larvae and house crickets are safe to eat for those without allergies. They have also ruled that foods containing them must be labeled.
– A more likely role for insect protein could be feeding it to livestock. This would bypass cultural norms that prevent some people from wanting to eat insects. If the insects were raised on organic waste — as some mealworm and fly larvae are well-suited to — the process could effectively recycle some of the vast quantities of food wasted each year.
– But raising insects to feed them to animals adds an extra step in the food production process that means more energy is lost to inefficiencies. Only some of the calories the insect eats will make it to the chicken raised on insect feed — and only some of those calories will make it to the person eating the chicken wing. If the insects were fed crops like soy or corn, and those insects are then used as feed for livestock, the planet may be worse off than if the animals ate the grains directly. Photo: AFLO.
Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/eu-insects-climate-change/a-64503440 

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Denmark calls for mandatory military service for women:
– Denmark plans compulsory military conscription for women, as the Nordic country seeks to significantly boost the size of its armed forces. The move can help Denmark meet its requirements under its Nato membership. It would also be “beneficial” for the military if it had more women employed, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the country’s defence minister and deputy prime minister, said in an interview with broadcaster TV2.
– Currently, women can join on a voluntary basis while men generally are required to serve if they are called on under a lottery system.
– The new measure has the backing of several women’s organisations and comes as Denmark, like the rest of Europe, provides increasing levels of support to Ukraine in the war to oust Russia from the country. Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/denmark-calls-for-mandatory-military-service-for-women

SPACE

Asteroid the size of a bus coming as close to earth as London to Cairo tonight:
– The asteroid, known as 2023 BU, will zoom 2,200 miles above the southern tip of South America – 10 times closer than most communication satellites circling overhead, and around the same distance as the UK to Cyprus. Discovered on Saturday, the asteroid is believed to be between 11ft (3.5 metres) and 28ft (8.5 metres) across. Experts insist it will be a near miss with no chance of the asteroid hitting Earth. Full article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/asteroid-size-bus-coming-close-29053585

OTHER

Anthony ‘Top’ Topham, founding guitarist of the Yardbirds, dies at 75: Topham, who adopted the name Sanderson Rasjid after joining the Subud spiritual movement, was reported to have passed away “peacefully” on Monday, 23 January, surrounded by family. Topham helped form The Yardbirds in 1963 when he was just 15 – with Chris Dreja, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith and Jim McCarty – but left before the band’s big break. Taking his spot as lead guitarist in the influential blues-rock band was Eric Clapton, followed by Jeff Beck, and then Jimmy Page. Full article: https://guitar.com/news/music-news/anthony-topham-dies-75-yardbirds/ & Video Link


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Churches & Worship

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New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Sunday Service 11.00am / Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780. Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com ; Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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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, or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

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

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Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
– Danish Church Services. On February 11th and 25th.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334

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DigameXtra No. 2462 Thursday Jan. 26th, 2023

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Tickets for the 62 Cueva de Nerja Festival go on sale TODAY:
This Thursday 26th January, tickets go on sale to enjoy the shows of the first artists confirmed for the 62nd Cueva de Nerja Festival. Among them, tickets will be available for Les Luthiers, on 30 June and 1 July, and for María Peláe from Málaga, who will perform on Friday 7 July.
Tickets are also on sale for other performances confirmed to date, such as those of Mecano Experience, on Saturday 15 July; Morancos, on Friday 21 July; Miguel Poveda {vid}, on Saturday 5 August; Sara Baras, on Friday 11 August, and Pastora Soler, on Saturday 12 August.
Tickets can be purchased from 12:00 noon on 26 January on the malagaentradas.com website, as well as on the website and in the El Corte Inglés shopping centres.
According to a press release from the Cueva de Nerja Foundation, these are the first confirmed performances of a line-up that will be completed in the near future.  Video Link

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The Caminito del Rey puts 74,800 tickets on sale this Wednesday from March to June:
El Caminito del Rey, the aerial path built on the walls of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, in the province of Malaga, will put 74,800 tickets on sale this Wednesday 25/1/23 to visit this enclave between 28 March and 25 June.
Tickets, both for agencies and for the general public, will be available at http://www.caminitodelrey.info for a price of 10 euros, which rises to 18 in the case of guided tours, and the established schedule is from 8:40 to 17:00 hours.
Exceptionally, El Caminito del Rey will be open on Monday 3 April, coinciding with Easter Monday, and 1 May, International Workers’ Day. 

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The Bahia Band: Sat 28/1 from 21:00h
Hotel Helios, Almuñécar
Paseo San Cristobal 12, 18690. Tel. 958 63 06 36 

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Attention Past Round Tablers:
Did you know that you can continue the same Round Table fun and fellowship here in the Axarquia and the wider area East of Malaga city?
41 Club Nerja has members from nine different countries and enjoys many exciting activities and meetings.
As a respected Club we are able to make group bookings which means many of our trips are just for us!
Would you like to tour the Caves of Nerja at night in a small group with a personal guide? How about a 4×4 Jeep Safari in the National Park, or a private group sail in a catamaran? What about a fabulous theatrical walking tour of Velez Malaga or a visit to the historic mountain town of Comares?
If you like to get out and about and enjoy the fabulous scenery and the wonderful heritage of this beautiful part of Spain then come and join us and have some great Round Table fun along the way! Simply get in touch with us, in any of the ways detailed below. We’d love to hear from you.
Some of our ex Round Table members live in the area, some visit regularly and some just a few times a year so we have regular activities, but are also a drop in club for some.
Email us: steve.ryan.sr56@gmail.com, phone Steve on 0044 7546 402770 or you can connect with 41 Club Nerja via Facebook or click here to visit our website

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Display cabinet upcycled in a metallic silver paint with fabric back with a lovely blue chalk paint inside. Measurements 63 x 33 x 156cms Price 125€
– Beautiful preloved writing desk 74 x 43 x 102.50cms Price 195€
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Kenwood Food Processor, 10 functions, boxed and never been used, €28 Ono.
– Russell & Hobbs 3 tier plus rice bowl steamer. Plastic containers with glass lid, again never used, €10.
– Kenwood Rice Maker in very good condition €10.
Photos on request.
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COVID

Covid Andalucia- Infections drop but Andalucía’s Covid deaths double in a week to 58: Wed, 25/1/23, 11:15
– Andalucía has dropped below a thousand new positive coronavirus infections in the region in the last week. Specifically, the Junta registered a total of 846 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, 24 January, something that has not happened since the end of last October, bringing the total number of infections to 1,630,903 in the region since the start of the pandemic. However, the number of deaths – with or from Covid – has doubled in one week from 26 to 58 – a figure not seen since August of last year.
– This was reported by the regional Ministry of Health statement on Covid-19 released on Tuesday, where it also indicated that Andalucía has registered 67 fewer hospitalised patients, to stand at 219. However, the number of people admitted to intensive care units has increased, up to a total of 15.
– Regarding those hospitalised by provinces, Malaga registers 45 in hospital, three in the ICU, while Seville has 38 hospitalised, five in the ICU, and Cadiz 34, two in the ICU. They are followed by Jaén with 19, one in the ICU; Cordoba with twelve, none in the ICU, and another 23 in Huelva, but no patients in the ICU; Granada with 32, two in the ICU; and 16 in Almeria, two in intensive care units.
Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/covid-infections-deaths-20230125111218-nt.html

ANDALUCIA

The doctors of Andalusia cancel the strike after agreeing with the SAS a maximum of 35 consultations a day: {Translation, summary}
– There will be no strike this Friday, January 27 in the Andalusian public health system. The Andalusian Health Service (SAS) and the Andalusian Medical Union (SMA) have reached an agreement whereby the regional agency agrees to limit the appointment schedule for primary care and pediatrics and undertakes to provide financial incentives for consultations in the afternoon . The schedules of Family Doctors will not exceed 35 patients per day and those of Pediatricians 25 per day , according to the pact that will be signed at the Sector Table within a month. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sindicato-medico-andaluz-desconvoca-huelga-tras-acuerdo-20230125104423-nts.html

RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA

Rincón de la Victoria hosts the V Encuentro de Cuarentunas: {Translation, summary}
– This event will bring together 180 participants belonging to 8 groups from different Spanish cities and will be held on 27, 28 and 29 January.
– The first important event will take place on Friday 27th with the official reception by the mayor and municipal corporation at the Town Hall at 17:30. This will be followed by a floral offering to the Virgen de la Victoria. Once it is over, the “cuarentunas” will be placed at various points in the Plaza de la Iglesia and will perform different songs for the public, so that from 19:30 to 20:45 the people present will be able to enjoy the songs of the “cuarentunas”.
– One day later, on Saturday 28th, at 11.30 a.m. a parade is planned along the Paseo Marítimo of Rincón de la Victoria until reaching the Chalana Passage where they will perform a variety of songs for the public until 14:15 p.m. From 17:30 hours onwards, the Plaza Al Andalus will host the performance of all the groups. There will also be a round of ‘cuarentunas’ to the Virgen del Carmen in the niche of Los Acantilados de El Cantal with the presence of the brotherhoods of El Carmen. On Sunday the farewell and departures of the quarantunas will take place.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/rincon-de-la-victoria-acoge-el-v-encuentro-nacional-de-cuarentunas-con-180-participantes-de-8-agrupaciones-del-pais/ 

GRANADA

Twelve balloons will fly in the Granada Geopark this weekend at the XXIII Ballooning Festival: {Translation, summary}
– The Granada Geopark will be the setting for the twenty-third edition of the Andalusian Ballooning Festival and Championship, organized by the company Glovento Sur together with the Andalusian Air Sports Federation, and which will be held from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 January with the participation of twelve teams from various Spanish communities. Among them, a balloon with the logo of the Granada Geopark will stand out, with a huge candle and a large basket with capacity for twelve people.
– Throughout the three days that the event lasts, the twelve teams will try, if the weather conditions allow it, three flights during which the Andalucía Ballooning Championship events will take place. On Friday and Saturday morning, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the pilots plan to make two trips through the Geopark. And on Sunday, at the same time, they will start the route from the Guadix fairgrounds.
– In addition, on Saturday afternoon, from four to six, weather permitting, several tethered balloons will be installed at the Guadix fairgrounds, on which children who wish may ride to contemplate a panoramic view of the city. Source & Photo, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/granada-geoparque-doce-globos-volaran-fin-semana-festival-aerostacion/ 

BENIDORM

Enjoy the eleventh edition of Benidorm International Organ Festival 2023:
– All concerts will commence at 8:00.PM and will take place at the Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana of Benidorm, Placa de Castelar, 1, 03501. From January to December, Benidorm will offer a monthly concert (except in summer) where the public can enjoy one of the best organs of the Valencian Community.
– The first concert is set to take place on January 27.
Attendance to the festival is free and the location comfortably accommodates 300 people.”
– Juan Antonio Espinoa, a professor from the Alicante Conservatory Music School, confirmed: “The church has an organ that was built in 2012 and is one of the best in the Valencian Community. It is an instrument of great proportions and musical possibilities owning three manual keyboards comprising of 56 notes each, plus another pedalboard and 1,990 sound tubes.” Full article: https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/01/24/enjoy-the-eleventh-edition-of-benidorm-international-organ-festival-2023/

UK

British museums to stop using ‘mummy’ over negative associations:
– The word, say critics, has ties to imperialism and monsters, and should be replaced with ‘mummified remains.’ Conservatives are having a field day with the move.
– It’s not clear that Tutankhamun or Ramses II would appreciate the deference from the afterlife, but British museums are certainly providing plenty of material for conservative columnists who regularly gloat over wokeness or anything that sounds like political correctness. The British Museum in London, the National Museums of Scotland and the Great North Museum: Hancock have decided that, whenever possible, they will stop using the term “mummy” and speak instead of the “mummified remains of” the individual in question. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/culture/2023-01-24/british-museums-to-stop-using-mummy-over-negative-associations.html

EUROPE

Germany clears way for scores of tanks for Ukraine, U.S. also poised: Germany cleared the way on Wednesday for Europe to send scores of battle tanks to Ukraine, and Washington was poised make a similar announcement – moves hailed by Kyiv as a potential turning point in the war and condemned by Moscow as escalation. Germany, previously the West’s holdout, said it would send an initial company of 14 of its Leopard 2 tanks from its own stocks, and also approve shipments by other European countries. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-pledges-sweeping-personnel-changes-allies-jostle-over-tanks-2023-01-23/

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Spain ‘ready’ to send German tanks to Ukraine:
– “Spain is ready… to deal with our allies in any way necessary, whether that means sending Leopards, training in the use of Leopards or help in their maintenance and upkeep,” Defence Minister Margarita Robles said. She did not say how many tanks could be sent, nor when they could be delivered. Her remarks came shortly after Berlin said it would send some of its own Leopards to Kyiv and cleared other European nations to send their own stocks to Ukraine.
– Russia denounced Berlin’s decision to approve deliveries of Leopard tanks to Ukraine as “extremely dangerous”, warning it would take the conflict “to a new level of confrontation”. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20230125/spain-ready-to-send-german-tanks-to-ukraine-minister/

TECH

Microsoft suffers major outage: this is how it is affecting users around the world:
– Since early this Wednesday morning, 25 January, many popular Microsoft products have been affected by a worldwide outage affecting its email manager Outlook, Microsoft 365, Skype and Microsoft Teams among other products. “We have identified a possible network problem and are reviewing telemetry to determine the next troubleshooting steps,” the multinational announced in a tweet after 8.30am.
– Outage reports indicate that platforms are down for thousands of users worldwide. Microsoft has not specified the number of users affected, but data from the specialist downtime website Downdetector lists more than 3,900 incidents in India and more than 900 in Japan and about 500 in Spain. Reports of outages are also coming in from Australia, the UK and the United Arab Emirates.
– Due to the incident many users are unable to exchange messages, join video calls or use any features of the Teams application. Teams has more than 280 million users worldwide and is an integral part of the daily operations of businesses and schools. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/microsoft-suffers-worldwide-outage-20230125121427-nt.html

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LastPass Parent Company GoTo (formerly remote assistance app LogMeIn) Suffers Data Breach, Customers’ Backups Compromised:
– {I regularly warn readers not to use Password-Saver apps like LastPass, and to uninstall remote assistance apps like LogMeIn as soon as you are done using them. These are all cloud based tools, and the cloud is NOT secure. These apps provide hackers access to your computer when these all too frequent hacks of the app databases occur. -Ed.}
– LastPass owner GoTo (formerly LogMeIn) on Tuesday disclosed that unidentified threat actors were able to steal encrypted backups of some customers’ data along with an encryption key for some of those backups in a November 2022 incident. The breach, which targeted a third-party cloud storage service, impacted Central, Pro, join.me, Hamachi, and RemotelyAnywhere products, the company said.
– “The affected information, which varies by product, may include account usernames, salted and hashed passwords, a portion of multi-factor Authentication (MFA) settings, as well as some product settings and licensing information,” GoTo’s Paddy Srinivasan said.
– The announcement comes nearly two months after both GoTo and LastPass disclosed “unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service” that’s shared by the two platforms.
– LastPass, in December 2022, also revealed that the digital burglary leveraged information stolen from an earlier breach that took place in August and enabled the adversary to steal a massive stash of customer data, including a backup of their encrypted password vaults. The obtained information was “used to target another employee, obtaining credentials and keys which were used to access and decrypt some storage volumes within the cloud-based storage service,” it noted.
Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2023/01/lastpass-parent-company-goto-suffers.html

SPACE

How to see the green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) visible in the night sky now as it approaches Earth:
– Gorgeous green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) should now be visible to the naked eye under the right dark sky conditions.
– The comet is rapidly approaching perigee, its closest point to Earth, which is making it easier to spot in the night sky. The comet, first discovered in March 2022 by astronomers Frank Masci and Bryce Bolin using the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) at the Palomar Observatory in California, has been brightening since November, wowing astrophotographers with its brilliant green tail.
– Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is currently making its way through the northern skies and should reach its brightest magnitude in early February, according to In-The-Sky.org as it approaches perigee on Feb. 1. To see the comet for yourself, look to the north just after sunset and look for a faint greenish glow. Under the right dark sky conditions, the comet could be visible to the unaided eye, but binoculars will certainly make the job easier.
– SpaceWeather.com reported that comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) formed what is known as an “anti-tail,” a phenomenon which causes a comet to appear to have a second, forward-facing tail. In reality, an anti-tail is an optical illusion caused when larger dust particles form a disk along the comet’s orbit. As Earth passes through the comet’s orbital plane, this dusty disk can be seen side-on, appearing as a reversed anti-tail. Photo: TheSkyLive.
Space chart: https://in-the-sky.org/comets/20230201_CK22E030_2.png
Full article: https://www.space.com/comet-c2022-e3-ztf-how-to-see-approach-earth 

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DigameXtra No. 2461 Wednesday Jan. 25th, 2023

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Bar Experience Malaga: If spirits and cocktails are your thing, this is your event. Taking place at FYCMA Congress Palace on Tuesday 31 January and Wednesday 1 February, 4 to 9pm on both days, Bar Experience brings together over 40 stands with gins, whiskys, rum, mixers and cocktail equipment. Entrance costs €12 and includes 3 drinks. Tickets available on the door.
Get to FYCMA on the No 20 bus from the south side of the Alameda Principal. Get off at the Camino de San Rafael-Recinto Ferial stop and then walk north for about 5 minutes. The journey takes 30 minutes. There’s also plenty of parking if you have a designated driver. Info: https://barexperience.es/

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Malaga Carnival 2023: 11-19 Feb.
– Saturday 11 February. This is the official start of Malaga carnival events with the grand opening at 8pm plus the selection of the carnival Gods (god and goddess) who will officially represent the carnival during the week. See the full schedule of activities here: https://www.guidetomalaga.com/events-in-malaga/winter-in-malaga/whats-on-during-malaga-carnival/ & Video Link 

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Butchers- Carnicería Elvi: Torre del Mar
– We offer home delivery by calling 678410295 and 636818657.
– The delivery schedule is from 9am-2pm.
– Since 1982 we offer first quality meats:
Beef T-bone steak
Suckling lamb “Tierra de Sabor”
Veal from Bierzo and Avila
Argentinean roasts
– Come and see our offers on hams:
Gran Reserva Nicolás de la Alpujarra, Reserva Famadesa & El Pozo. 
We also prepare our own products, such as chicken and beef stuffed ready to cook, and of course, the best Iberian sausages.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– 2 antique wooden birthing stools 60€ each
– Ikea hi-chair with tray & straps 15€
– Oil fired Radiator 15€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 2 items:
– 2 cabin suitcases. Hard sided, light weight with 4 wheels, carry handles and extendable handles. Silver coloured. Approx 22″ x 13″ x 8″. 25 Euros for the two. Would possibly split.
– Dressing table mirrors. Beautifully made good quality 3 mirror unit with drawer. Quite heavy and solid. Approx 23″ (59cm) wide at base of drawer. Only 20 Euros.
Janet, Nerja Tel +44 7949371765
email: wildjanet100 at hotmail dot com
Can meet you at the Cepsa petrol station at the junction of the autovia on Frigiliana Road. 

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For Sale, 1 item + 1 lot:
– Lot. TV cabinet with a swivel top & interior shelf. Includes
a) A Medion 19 inch television with integrated DVD player.
b) JVC micro component sound system Model UX – A4
Both items have remote control, instructions & in good condition. €100 complete
– Panasonic LDC Television, Model TX -L37S10E. 37 inch screen. Remote control & instructions. In good condition. €75
Sancia, Arenas campo
Contact email: sanciadanks@yahoo.co.uk 

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For Sale: Professional Fast & Powerful Tower Computer
Dell XPS 8900 – Top of the line with massive storage
-Win 10 Pro fresh install, with genuine activation
-Only 6yrs old and rarely used, DoctorLaptop reconditioned & upgraded
-Intel i7 6700k @ 4GHz base, 4.2GHz Turbo, QuadCore
-24Gb hi-speed RAM (DDR4 @ 2133MHz, professional grade)
-1x M2.SSD (system) 240Gb + 1x HDD (data) 2000Gb
-Video- GForce GTX960, 2Gb DDR5 w/ HDMI, 3x DP, DVi (No VGA)
-Built for Gaming, Video Editing, Audio Recording / Mixing / Editing / Mastering
-7.1-channel (6 jack) Realtek ALC3861 High Definition Audio
-OverClock possible; Dual fans
-DVD with BluRay playback; 19-in-1 card reader
-4x USB 2.0 + 6x USB 3.0; ethernet; wifi 2.4/5; Bluetooth
Includes: Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016
Includes: New Logitech UK Keyboard & HP mouse (both USB wired)
Official Website for this model: https://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/xps-8900-desktop/pd
New, with these upgrades, over €2000, now €500 cash. Buyer collects. Buyer provides video monitor(s).
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa
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The rise in the price of electricity in 2022 made it 30% more expensive to recharge an electric car: {Translation, summary}
– The average cost of recharging an electric vehicle in Spain increased by 30% in 2022 due to the increase in the price of electricity in the country. This increase in cost is exemplified in the analysis with a journey between Madrid and Barcelona (626 kilometers away) with a 100% electric vehicle, whose charging cost would have risen to 49 euros on average in 2022 on the Zunder network, compared to the 37.5 euros of the previous year.
– The eToro report qualifies that the price of recharging electric vehicles varies depending on the place where it is carried out, since in homes it is lower than that reached in public networks. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/motor/sector-00644/noticia-subida-precio-luz-2022-encarecio-30-recargar-coche-electrico-estudio-20230123181951.html

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The boom in aerothermal heating equipment is so great in Spain that the Government is already offering aid to install it: {Translation, summary}
– In case you did not know it, aerothermal energy is another type of renewable energy that takes advantage of the thermal energy that is already in the air and transfers it to the interior of the house, thus providing heating and hot water. That is to say, it is a heat pump and it is captured by means of an exchanger and an external environment fan. One of the main characteristics is that it only consumes energy electrical for the compressor motor to work, this means that for every kWh it uses, it generates 3 kWh of heat energy.
– The boom in aerothermal heating equipment has led the Government to offer aid from the Spanish Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. According to the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), these “aids vary between 40% to 70%, depending on the technology used”, in addition, the base amount of the subsidies are:
Residential sector: 500 euros/kW of aid with a maximum value of aid of 3,000 euros/dwelling.
Publicly owned homes and the third sector : 650 euros/kW of aid with a maximum value of 3,900 euros/home.
– There is an additional grant to adjust the air conditioning and electrical circuits:
Underfloor heating: 600 euros/kW with a limit of 3,600 euros per home.
Low temperature radiators or fan coils: 550 euros/kW with a limit of 1,830 euros per home.
– The aid can be requested until December 31, 2023 through this website ( https://www.idae.es/ayudas-y-financiacion/para-energias-renovables-en-autoconsumo-almacenamiento-y-termicas-sector/estado-de-las-convocatorias-por-comunidad-autonoma-rd-4772021-climatizacion-renovable-residencial ), in addition, users may have an inspection made according to their Autonomous Community. Image: arcostec. Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/tecnologia/actualidad/el-boom-de-los-equipos-de-calefaccion-por-aerotermia-es-tan-grande-en-espana-que-el-gobierno-ya-ofrece-ayudas-para-instalarla-5094791/
Read more about aerothermal heating, in English: https://www.endesa.com/en/blogs/endesa-s-blog/air-conditioning/aerothermics-clean-and-inexpensive-energy-for-your-home 

ANDALUCIA

These are the medicines that are in short supply in Andalusian pharmacies: {Translation, summary}
– Andalusian pharmacies, like those throughout the country, are having problems with the supply of certain medicines, which are either not being supplied by the laboratories or are arriving in dribs and drabs. When a drug does not meet national consumption needs, the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) officially considers it to be a “supply problem”.
– The current problem is that some of the affected drugs are widely used. This is the case of Efferalgan, a brand name, and amoxicillin, a generic antibiotic. Efferalgan is a medicine from the UPSA laboratory that began to have supply problems as early as August 2021 and worsened at the end of last year; children’s doses are now also in short supply. Its active ingredient is paracetamol.
– The Cordoba College of Pharmacists told ABC of other medicines with shortages: Ozempic, for diabetics; Tardyferon, iron pills to prevent and treat anaemia; Caverject, a vasodilator that acts like Viagra; Rivotril (Clonazepam/Klonopin), a benzodiazepine tranquilizer; and Zitromax, another antibiotic. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/cordoba/medicamentos-escasean-farmacias-andaluzas-20230124185431-nts.html

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What weather can we expect in the south of Spain for the rest of this week?:
– The low temperatures will continue to be felt across this week in Andalucía, especially on Thursday, due to the location of an anticyclone that will cause a mass of cold and dry air to enter the Spanish mainland that will leave maximum values of between eight and 15 degrees Celsius, and minimums that will be below zero degrees in some parts of the region.
– Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, the weather expert indicated that “little cloudiness is expected” but on Sunday “there could be an increase, with the probability of showers on the Mediterranean coast.” As for the maximum temperatures, they will be relatively low for this time of year both inland and in the Mediterranean coast areas, but “they will not be exceptional”. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/andalucia/what-will-weather-be-20230124084927-nt.html

COSTA DEL SOL

Mushing around in Manilva:
– The fifteenth Manilva Mushing Race is taking place on 19 February, when the town will be full of ‘mushers’ and their dogs, who will travel from all over Spain to participate in the event.
– It is organised jointly between the Córdoba Mushing Club and Manilva town hall and includes different types of races. The programme starts at 7am, when dogs will be checked over by vets. The first event of the day is a cart competition, which is scheduled to begin at 8.20 am.
– This will be followed by scooter, bikejoring and canicross. There will also be a junior canicross competition at 10.30 am and a children’s canicross competition at 11.30 am. Photo: FADI. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/estepona-manilva/mushing-races-manilva-20230123125853-nt.html 

FRIGILIANA

Frigiliana launches a new mobile application to promote its great natural, gastronomic and cultural wealth: {Translation, summary}
– ‘Frigiliana Map’ is a free app that can be used without the need for an internet connection and can be downloaded to Android devices from the Play Store, the Turismo Frigiliana website or via QR code. It is available in Spanish and English.
– Explore Frigiliana like you have never done before. Discover its corners, monuments, streets, history and much more from the official application. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/frigiliana-estrena-una-nueva-aplicacion-movil-para-promocionar-su-gran-riqueza-natural-gastronomica-y-cultural/ 

SEVILLA

Guardia Civil smash illegal tobacco ring exploiting Ukrainians fleeing war:
– Spain’s Guardia Civil said on Sunday that they had dismantled a gang that were operating three illegal tobacco factories employing Ukrainians who fled to escape Russia’s invasion and were kept in ‘crammed’ housing. The operation is alleged to have smuggled ‘large quantities’ of tobacco transformed into counterfeit cigarettes that were sold across Spain and neighbouring countries, the police force said in a statement.
– The factories, located in Logroño, in the northern wine-producing region of La Rioja, in Seville in the south and Valencia in the east, used ‘advanced technology’ and could produce 540,000 cigarette packs per day, it added. Police said the ring employed Ukrainians who had moved to Spain illegally or had entered the country legally seeking refuge from the war.
– The Ukrainians lived in the factories, ‘crammed into prefabricated modules, and without leaving the facilities so as not to be detected, working long hours’, the statement said. Full article: https://www.spainenglish.com/2023/01/23/guardia-civil-smash-illegal-tobacco-ring-exploiting-ukrainians-fleeing-war/ 

EUROPE

Senior Ukrainian officials resign amid corruption crackdown:
– The deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office Kyrylo Tymoshenko quit Tuesday, after Ukrainian President Zelenskyy pledged to launch a staff shake-up amid high-level corruption allegations during the war with Russia. Deputy Defense Minister Viacheslav Shapovalov also resigned, as did Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko. Full article:
https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20230124-senior-ukrainian-officials-resign-amid-corruption-crackdown

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Austria Firm on Its Stance Against Expansion of Schengen Area: During a visit to Bulgaria, Chancellor Nehammer stressed that Austria has concerns over illegal migration and at the same time pointed out that the Schengen area cannot be expanded at the moment as the system is in a major crisis. “It is clear that our Schengen veto is not directed against a country, but that the Schengen area does not work and cannot be expanded at the moment. In order to be able to reopen internal borders, Bulgaria must be supported in effectively protecting the external borders,” Nehammer wrote on his official Twitter account. “We need a clear signal at the European level that the front-line countries in the face of migrant pressure are not left alone to deal with this problem,” Chancellor Nehammer stressed. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/austria-firm-on-its-stance-against-expansion-of-schengen-area/

RECALLS

Food Alert- Tedi recalls children’s biscuits for containing substances hazardous to health: {Translation}
– Aldiva’s Unicorn biscuits have been withdrawn from the market for containing substances that may be hazardous to health. Thus, the German-based bazaar chain Tedi, which is present in most of Spain, has been ordered to withdraw the product from sale because it contains levels of 3-Mcpd and glycidyl.
– These children’s biscuits, whose reference number is 1225200202021000000150, began to be marketed in shops from 17 September until 17 January 2023, according to Facua. The price was 1.75 euros.
– The retail chain advises against continuing to consume these biscuits, as the presence of these substances can be harmful to health, and informs users that they can obtain a refund for the product, or exchange it for another item offered in their shops. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/tedi-retira-del-mercado-unas-galletas-para-ninos-por-contener-sustancias-peligrosas-para-la-salud/ 

TECH

Apple iOS 16.3 Released- What’s New On Your iPhone:
– Apple has just released the stable build of iOS 16.3 for all compatible iPhones, and it brings a few notable features. The first and most important change of them all is support for hardware security keys to protect your Apple ID. A security key is an external device that looks like a USB thumb drive but serves the critical job of identity verification. These keys are mostly deployed as an added layer of protection in the same vein as two-factor authentication, but the idea here is that instead of receiving a two-factor code on your registered mobile number or email address (which can be intercepted by a bad actor), a security key handles two-factor verification at the hardware level. Right now, a physical security key is the most fool-proof system for protecting your accounts and wallets because it is always in your possession. Using a physical security key is an optional feature on iPhones.
– Other changes are support for the second-gen HomePod smart speaker, as well as a wider rollout of the Advanced Data Protection feature that now encrypts 23 types of data (photos, notes, etc.) stored in your iCloud storage. New Unity wallpapers honoring Black History Month are here, as well. Apple has also tweaked the button gesture for activating an SOS alert on iPhones. You will now have to hold and release the power + volume button combo to call an emergency helpline. Earlier, users were only required to long-press these buttons, which led to accidental SOS calls.
Full article: https://www.slashgear.com/1176408/apple-ios-16-3-released-whats-new-on-your-iphone/ 

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Microsoft lays off 10,000 workers same week it invests $10 Billion in Artificial Intellegence (AI) firm:
– The rumors are true, Microsoft is investing $10 billion in OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT and DALL-E 2. The investment is the third phase of Microsoft’s partnership with OpenAI in an attempt to “accelerate AI breakthroughs to ensure these benefits are broadly shared with the world,” the company wrote in a blog post.
– This deal was announced less than a week after Microsoft announced that it would lay off 10,000 people — about five percent of its workforce — by the end of the third quarter of the 2023 fiscal year. Looks like Microsoft is all-in on replacing as many human employees as possible with AI robots. Full article: https://mashable.com/article/microsoft-open-ai-chat-gpt

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Popular TV Streaming Service USTVGO Shuts Down: Popular live TV streaming portal USTVGO appears to have shut down its service. A brief message on the site says “Sorry, we are closed,” leaving millions of users with plenty of unanswered questions. While the reason for the sudden decision is unknown, rightsholders and anti-piracy outfits already had USTVGO on their radar. Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/popular-tv-streaming-service-ustvgo-shuts-down-230123/

ARTIFICIAL INTELLEGENCE (AI)

AI is coming to your workplace. Is Europe ready?:
– While artificial intelligence tools have been deployed in the gig economy for a while now, they are making rapid inroads into other sectors. What does it mean for your job?
– Renan Rodrigues had been working as a food delivery driver at Swiss company Smood for about a year and a half when “the robot” took over. This is how the 33-year-old describes the algorithm-powered program that allocated deliveries and shifts for him and his colleagues. Smood had used such software since he started working there in 2020, Rodrigues told DW. But at a certain point, “the robot” became entirely responsible for planning his working day, according to him, and appealing decisions to human managers was no longer possible.
– The goal of “the robot” was to organize deliveries in the most efficient way possible. From his employer’s perspective, Rodrigues is sure that it worked. When he started at Smood in the small Swiss town of Yverdon-Les-Bains, it was typical to do around two deliveries an hour, he said. By the time he left, it was more like four or five. But at what cost in human terms? Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/ai-is-coming-to-your-workplace-is-europe-ready/a-64472539

SCIENCE

Earth’s inner core rotation may be reversing:
– The rotation of the Earth’s solid inner core may have recently paused and could be reversing, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience this week. These findings indicate that changes in the rotation could occur on a decadal scale and could aid our understanding of how processes deep in the Earth affect its surface.
– Yi Yang and Xiaodong Song analysed the difference in the waveform and travel time of seismic waves from near-identical earthquakes that have passed through the Earth’s inner core along similar paths since the 1960s. They found that since around 2009, paths that previously showed significant temporal variation have exhibited little change, suggesting that the inner core rotation has paused. They also identified that this may be associated with a reversal of the inner core rotation as part of a seven-decade oscillation with a previous turning point occurring in the early 1970s. The authors indicate that this variation correlates with changes in geophysical observations at the Earth’s surface, such as the magnetic field and the length of day. Full article: http://www.natureasia.com/en/research/highlight/14364

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SPAIN

Almost two thirds of the cars in circulation in Spain are over 10 years old and 57% are diesel: {Translation, summary}
– Almost two thirds (63.6%) of the 25.34 million vehicles on Spanish roads are more than ten years old and 57% use a diesel engine, according to data for 2021 published by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).
– The figures also show that the average age of the car fleet in Spain in 2021 was 13.5 years (although it is now estimated to be around 14 years old), that 20.11% of cars (5.09 million units) were five years old or less and that 16.24% (4.11 million) were between five and ten years old.
In this respect, the car fleet with the highest percentage of vehicles older than ten years in Europe is Romanian, with 86.65% of the total, while Greece is in second place with 83.82% and Poland closes the podium with 80.55%.
– By engine type, 56.9% of vehicles in Spain in 2021 were diesel, while 39.5% used petrol and only 0.3% were pure electric. Plug-in hybrids accounted for 0.3% of the fleet, hybrids for 2.7%, natural gas for 0.1% and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for 0.3%.
– Another aspect on which ACEA has collected data is the motorisation rate, i.e. the number of passenger cars per 1,000 inhabitants. In the European Union, the average motorisation rate in 2021 was 567 passenger cars per 1,000 inhabitants. Spain is in twelfth place in this ranking, with 535 cars per 1,000 inhabitants, while the leader is Luxembourg, with 698. In second place is Poland, with 684 cars, and in third place is Italy (672). Source, Spanish:
https://www.europapress.es/motor/sector-00644/noticia-casi-dos-tercios-coches-circulacion-espana-tienen-mas-10-anos-57-diesel-20230123124258.html

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Horse-drawn carriages in holiday destinations to be phased out:
– Horse-drawn carriages, a traditional leisurely mode of transportation for visitors throughout Spain, will be phased out in favour of electric-powered buggies {starting} as early as the first quarter of 2023. Although the draft legislation has already been adopted, the various autonomous communities still need to clear a number of hurdles before it can become a reality.
– The Seville council, and the coachmen (pic) themselves are totally against swapping their horses for electric buggies and insist that animal welfare measures are already in place. Full article: https://newsinspain.es/costadelsol-uk/2023/01/20/horse-drawn-carriages-in-holiday-destinations-to-be-phased-out/ 

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Trial of German former Hells Angels leader opens in Spain:
– The trial of a former leader of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in Europe is slated to begin in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. Prosecutors are seeking a 13-year prison sentence for German national Frank Hanebuth, who headed a Hells Angels chapter on the Spanish resort island of Mallorca. Hanebuth is being tried alongside 46 alleged collaborators for their alleged involvement in organized crime. Full article: https://www.dw.com/en/trial-of-german-former-hells-angels-leader-opens-in-spain/a-64486390

MALAGA

The coldest days of winter arrive in Malaga with frosts: {Translation}
– The coldest days of the winter are upon us. The week begins with the arrival of a very cold and dry polar air mass from northern Europe, which will cause a general drop in temperatures. According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), values will be recorded which, in general, will be between 1 and 3 degrees below the normal average for this time of year. In the case of the province of Malaga in coastal areas – where the sea always helps to compensate for the mercury – the maximum temperatures will be around 14-15 degrees and the minimum around 6 degrees, while inland there may be frosts.
– Although the sun will be out, the atmosphere will be freezing in many parts of the province of Malaga, especially in the first half of the week, when temperatures are expected to barely rise above 0 degrees inland; temperatures may drop to -2 in the Serrania de Ronda, Antequera and inland Axarquia. In the rest of the country, the Aemet warns that in areas of the plateau it will fall below 4 degrees below zero, and even -6 degrees (can reach -15 degrees in the Pyrenees).
– The cold will also reach the coastal municipalities of Malaga, although it will be somewhat less noticeable. Minimum temperatures will be around 6 degrees in Malaga city, with maximum temperatures ranging between 14-15 degrees. In Marbella it will be similar, as well as in Estepona and other areas of the western coast. Slightly lower values will be recorded on the east coast, in towns such as Nerja and Torrox. In the case of Velez-Malaga, temperatures will be between 3 and 15 degrees.
– This Sunday, between 9 and 17 degrees Celsius were recorded in the capital, but temperatures will begin to drop on Monday 23 January, with frost in the sierras. The wind will blow from the north on Monday, changing to the east and northeast over the next few days, with strong intervals along the coast.
– There will be no rain throughout the week, apart from the possibility of some scattered precipitation on the western coast in the early hours of Tuesday 24th to Wednesday 25th. On these two days, which will be the coldest in the province, the snow level will be between 600 and 800 metres, which could result in some snowfalls on the peaks of the sierras or in high areas of the Ronda highlands, the Antequera region and Axarquia.
– On Thursday 26th January the maximum temperatures will recover a little, returning to 17 degrees in Malaga city, Marbella and Velez-Malaga; and around 9-10 in Ronda and Antequera. But in the evenings and early mornings there will still be a cold atmosphere, and the following day (Friday 27th) it will fall again, on the eve of the next weekend, which is expected to be freezing. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Llegan-Malaga-dias-frios-invierno-heladas-interior_0_1759324325.html

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Gang that stuffed 20 tons of tomatoes with hashish busted:
– The operation involved the seizure of 22,370 kilograms of cannabis resin, numerous state-of-the-art mobile phones and seven vehicles that the criminal organisation used in their activities. They had ‘cleverly’ concealed the drug inside fake tomatoes to make it difficult to detect.
– As a result of the collaboration between the Guardia Civil and the National Police in the provinces of Córdoba, Málaga and Cádiz, it was possible to identify the main members that made up the criminal organisation that was dedicated to the trafficking of large amounts of the drug. Full article: https://newsinspain.es/costadelsol-uk/2023/01/20/gang-that-stuffed-20-tons-of-tomatoes-with-hashish-busted/ 

TORROX

Torrox, the first municipality in Andalusia to obtain the Emergency Management Certification: {Translation, summary}
– The mayor, Óscar Medina, has congratulated the Torrox City Council’s Civil Protection Service for “being up to par with large European cities”. “Civil Protection is becoming more professional and is at the service of all citizens” said the mayor of Torrox, Óscar Medina, announcing that the municipality has become the first in Andalusia to obtain the certification of ‘Emergency Management and Response for the Civil Protection Service.’
– This European certification, for which technical advice has been provided by the consultancy firm Q Innovate, reinforces the commitment of Torrox Town Hall to the safety of its residents and visitors.
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/torrox-primer-municipio-de-andalucia-en-obtener-la-certificacion-de-gestion-de-emergencias/

PETS

Cat Seeks Home:
– On behalf of ‘Refugio de Leo’ we are looking for a safe and warm permanent home for our foster boy Campanilo. Campanilo was seriously ill when he was brought to the shelter as a kitten. He has been to the vet many times.
– Unfortunately the trauma caused permanent neurological damage (Ataxie). He remains shaky and somewhat unstable when he walks and sometimes he falls over while jumping or playing. Fortunately his ailment is not too serious and he can walk, run and play well. Once Campanilo gets used to you, he is an incredibly sweet, grateful, affectionate and playful pet who loves your company.
– He really needs a loving home where he can stay for good. Campanilo is less than a year old. Apart from his limps he is healthy, has had all tests and shots and has been neutered. He can easily live in an apartment and does not have to go outside, also because he will probably not be able to defend himself against other animals.
– Who wants to take good care of this very sweet black and white cat? Please contact Bob and Jolanda (Torrox Costa) 0031-622911037 ; Email: bobnoletATgmail.com

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BONEHEAD AWARD

This time the award goes to The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance: One activist group in Norway is calling for Aretha Franklin’s hit 1968 song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify after they deemed its lyrics offensive. The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance took to Twitter last week to condemn the ballad, citing that it has ignited harm against transgender women. “Aretha Franklin’s 1968 song ‘Natural Woman’ perpetuates multiple harmful anti-trans stereotypes,” the organization tweeted. “There is no such thing as a ‘natural’ woman.” The message continued, “The song has helped inspire acts of harm against transgender women. TCMA is requesting it is removed from Spotify & Apple Music.” The organization clarified later in a follow-up tweet that they were not, in fact, a parody account, but rather that they were trying to “make culture more fair for transgender individuals.” Full article: https://nypost.com/2023/01/23/aretha-franklin-song-natural-woman-blasted-by-trans-group/ & Video Link 1 & Video Link 2

And while we are getting all hyper-sensitive, here’s Aretha being a racist back before the “cancel culture” cancelled comedy!

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Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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DigameXtra No. 2459 Monday Jan. 23rd, 2023

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. We also have a selection of DVDs/CDs and Jigsaws at various prices
***Trips***
January 2023
– 27th – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €19pp
February
– 03rd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 17th – A trip to Finca de la Torre, Bobadilla for a tour of their Olive Farm. Price is 55€pp and includes a tour of the Vineyard, olive oil tastings, 3 course lunch, coach and drivers gratuity.
March
– 03rd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 24th – Butterfly Park in Benalmadena, with a visit over the road to the Buddhist Stupa and then lunch at the Marina – price includes entry to the park TBC
April
– 6th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 28th – El Chorro by train and then lunch at the Lakes TBC
May
– 10th – 14th. 5 day trip to Jerez with a visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a Horse Fair, Sherry Bodega, possibly Tio Pepe or Sandeman’s and a guided tour of the old town. It will be on a ½ Board basis in a 4* Hotel. If interested, send me an email and I will contact you.
– For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page 

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Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche: Lecture Series & Events
– On Monday Jan. 23 at 11AM: U3A History Session: Sue Harrison will continue her timeline (Islamic Invasion Part 2 Cordoba), and John N. with The Battle of Velez Málaga. Interesting history times to come…
– The January Bio Beach U3A second Wed. Lecture is cancelled in January due to the holidays. We will make it up in Feb. when we’ll present two in one month, both at 11am.
– On Wednesday Feb. 8th: The Spanish Civil War: On Feb. 8th at 11am, join us for a heartfelt discussion on what started in July 1936. If you remember last year, I presented La Desbandada, to commemorate the carnage on A340 in our area. This year, The Deadly Dry Run for WW2, a 22mn video will feature background comments (in English) to help our verbal momentum. Jose Manuel Cabezas Cabello, will facilitate the discussion, post viewing the video. This promises to be an educational and sobering session.
– On  Wednesday Feb. 15th: Great 20th Century Crooners features 17 different artists and 29 tracks from these singers. The presentation traces the evolution and development of the musical style of crooning from the 1940’s onwards.
– Art Gallery: Exhibition of Paintings and Objects. Local artist Coby Bloemsma is exhibiting her latest work (pic) in the restaurant of Bio Beach Club. Semi-abstract in style, Coby’s paintings often have the human figure as subject. She uses acrylics and mixed-media. Her objects and sculptures are made from recycled materials. The exhibition is on until April 2023 and open during the opening hours of the restaurant. Closed on Tuesdays. Website: www.cobybloemsma.com
Bio Beach, publicity contact: norma2kk@aol.com

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Winter at Potters Bar- Nerja: JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ!!!
– The Jazz Lunch is back! The very talented Spike, Diego & Jonny as the COASTLINE DIXIELANDERS will be providing us with fantastic afternoons of class entertainment. Sundays at 2.00pm. Availability is limited so reserve your table now. €15/person including a great roast Lunch. Phone Cathy on 685435767.
– And Potters Friday nights are not to be missed! Great live entertainment from 8pm, fabulous fish n’ chips and plenty of other options and a great night out guaranteed. Bookings advisable!
– The Potters Pub Quiz! Every Tuesday 8pm. Make a night of It! Good company, good good and great fun and all for just €3/person. Bookings advisable.
If you have never visited Potters Bar we look forward to meeting you! Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.

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Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours mornings only Wednesday and Friday 10.00 till 13.00 For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org
February coming events & excursion Press Release
Please note the Centre will be closed on Tuesday 28 February for Day of Andalucía.
We continue our regular activities: Spanish practice groups (limited numbers per group).
Our shop will be open Wednesday and Fridays, 11.00 to 13.00.
– Every Wednesday – The art group, along with the crochet and craft group meet at the Centre to share knowledge and develop new techniques. It is a very active group and all are welcome. Time 10.00 to 13.00.
– Every Friday – Coffee morning. Come and meet friends and relax in our beautiful garden. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
– Wednesday 1st February– Quiz Night. Please come along to the Centre and have a fun night out with your team of up to 6 friends. Light refreshments will be available and drinks can be purchased. Tickets available at the Centre 7€ or with a Friend of Lux Mundi card 6€. Doors open at 6.00pm and the fun starts at 6.30pm.
– Thursday 23rd February – Coach Excursion to Rute and Iznajar. On the way we’ll stop for coffee and refreshments. In Rute there will be a guided tour, in English, of the Anis Museum with tasting included. Afterwards there will be free time to visit the various other museums including the Sugar museum, the Ham museum, the Turron museum, the Chacina Museum where artisan sausages are made and to look around the town and have lunch. We will leave Rute at 15:00 to go to the beautiful village of Iznajar, which is situated on a hill overlooking the great Iznajar reservoir on the Genil River. Most of the main attractions, including the Casa de las Columnas, are in the same area, within 5 minutes of each other so a great deal of walking is not necessary. We shall leave for the return trip at 17:00. Tickets available at the Centre price 26 Euros with a Friend card and 28 Euros without a card. (Proceeds for fundraising). Departure times: Algarrobo (Lidl) 08:15, Caleta (Vets) 08:20, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 08:30.
– Friday 24th February – Taize Prayer. At the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. Time 20.45.
Proposed excursion full itinerary and booking information later:-
Thursday 30th March – Excursion to Loja and Dolmens of Sierra Martilla.

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Tentacions la Pepa Cafeteria: Torrox Costa BLQ 79 (west side). Near the bus station, around the corner from the laundry. Plates of the day, 6 to 8 choices from seafood/meat/chicken/rabbit, from €6. 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! Also, full set menu. Closed Thursdays. Open from 1pm. FB 

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Lamp / occasional table. Solid wooden top stained with Grey chalk paint wooden base Measurements Diameter 55cms Height 70cms Price 65€
– 4 Chairs. Newly painted Matching ocean blue chairs with new fabric seat cushions Price 200€(for the four)
– 2 Tables. Natural wooden and beige chalk paint bedside tables 46 x 36 x 63cms Price 110€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
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For Sale, 3 items:
– Single fold up bed (Eroski). Mattress edge slightly frayed but clean. Good base and frame. 15 euros
– Single fold up bed (Ikea). Clean mattress. Good base and frame. 20 euros
– Inflatable mattress 150c x 80c. 12 euros
Carole, Los Romanes. Buyer collects from house. I can meet buyer at a pre-arranged spot to guide them to my house as it is rural campo. Contact tel. 610817272 or
Email: carole-osborne@hotmail.com

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For Sale: Brand New LINUX Laptop. Acer Extensa 15. Ready to ditch Windows?
System is MX Linux in English (NOT Windows), keyboard is Spanish
15.6″ Full HD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Intel N4020, up to 2.8GHz 
8Gb RAM, 256Gb SSD, Intel UHD 600 Graphics
Ethernet, Wifi 2.4/5, HDMI (No VGA, No DVD)
2x USB2, 1x USB3.1
Large Touchpad, Webcam, headphone port
Heavy Duty Hinges. Light weight 1.9Kg, 6 hour battery
Fully setup, updated, ready to use. Factory warranty. 
€350, buyer collects. Naythan, Torrox Costa
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com 

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Wanted: Rental accommodation. Retired English female looking for rented accommodation due to house sale. Non-smoker, no pets. 1-2 bedrooms. Furnished. No stairs, lift OK. Near to Torre del Mar or other local coastal location. Parking. Sun. Prefer some outside space if possible.
Long term ie up to one year with possible re-newable lease.
Please contact Carole, Los Romanes. Tel. 610817272
Email: carole-osborne@hotmail.com

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Wanted: Under counter freezer. We are looking for a used but good condition under counter freezer, not a fridge.
Preferably a left to right opening door and within 30 minute drive of Colmenar / Riogordo. Contact Martin, Colmenar, with a message on Whatsapp 666328610 or email: mlangwade@gmail.com

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Recommendation for SPW Builders: (Tel. 622938440)
Many thanks to Scott and his team from SPW builders.
A tricky fencing job completed on time, on budget, with minimal disruption.
We are very happy with the end result!
Derek Sibson, Competa. derek_sibsonAThotmailD0Tcom

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Alsa Online tickets: Hi Readers, Could someone please advise me on how these e-tickets work? Do I collect a ticket from the kiosk, or show the driver. How are they validated?
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SPAIN

Editor’s Note: The huge multi-party anti-Sanchez protest in Madrid this weekend is even being covered by the mostly socialist Spanish main stream media. That is unusual, normally they avoid articles critical of President Sanchez. It may indicate some socialists are also unhappy with Sanchez? Photo: Martha Jara. 

Cross Party Condemnation of Sanchez Gov’t- Tens of Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against Sánchez and “the political direction that Spain has taken”: {Translation from europapress.es}
– The conveners assure that “it is not about left, right or center, but about defending democracy”, amid shouts of “Government, resign”
– A massive demonstration called by more than a hundred associations and civil society groups gathered this midday in Madrid’s Plaza de Cibeles to protest against Pedro Sánchez, his “government of lies and dark pacts” and “the political direction that Spain has taken”.
-A total of 31,000 demonstrators, according to figures from the Government Delegation in Madrid, occupied the square and the adjacent streets, mainly carrying Spanish flags or banners with messages such as “Sánchez, traitor”, “Government, resign”, “Separatists, get out of here” or “Democracy, yes, Dictatorship, no”.
– Under the slogan ‘For Spain, democracy and the Constitution’, the protest began at 12 noon and a stage was set up around the square where the organisers, Foro España Cívica and Fundación Foro Libertad y Alternativa, expressed their “concern” and “rejection of the political direction that Spain has taken”.
*SERIOUS EROSION OF INSTITUTIONS*
– “It is not a question of left, right or centre, but of ‘not remaining impassive’ in the face of the serious erosion of our institutions, the deterioration of our democracy and the weakening of our state”, stated the manifesto read out during the rally.The manifesto called for “a Spain united in equal rights” and criticised the reform of the Penal Code “by the back door”, amid shouts of “Government, resign” from the demonstrators.
– The protest was supported by the PP, Vox and Ciudadanos, but the only national leader to attend was Santiago Abascal.
The leader of Vox said he was “convinced” of “the need for a permanent and massive mobilisation until the autocrat Pedro Sánchez is ousted from power”. “We are faced with the worst of government, with lies to the electorate, and dark pacts with enemies of the constitutional order and the unity of the nation…” he added. In addition, he has accused the Government of “trampling” the Constitution, “illegally imprisoning the Spanish” and “releasing” “rapists, terrorists and coup plotters”, in addition to “threatening the opposition while surrounding himself with billionaires from international forums”.
– For its part, the national PP was represented this Saturday by several members its board. PP Deputy Secretary for Organisation, Miguel Tellado, criticised the incompetence and arrogance of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and reminds that “much of what Sanchez has done is invalid in our system”.
– “This is an incompetent government. Its incompetence and arrogance are allowing sex offenders to leave prison early and is allowing more than 200 to have their sentences reduced,” said Tellado, referring to the ‘only yes is yes’ law.
– In addition, the PP’s deputy secretary of organisation stressed that he would like the socialists to be at the demonstration too, but that their party “would never let them”, and recalled the example of the former president of the Community of Madrid, Joaquín Leguina, who was recently expelled from the PSOE after expressing opinions counter to the socialist/Sanchez agenda.
– Ciudadanos’ deputies Inés Arrimadas and Guillermo Díaz attended the protest, as well as the deputy mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, who pointed out the objective is “reversing everything that has been done” in recent years by the state government to “disarm the rule of law”. “There are three words that all constitutionalists should not be afraid of and we must always vindicate: Spain, Democracy and Constitution”, Villacís remarked.
– Among the attendees were also the former UPyD leader Rosa Díez, the former PP politician Aleix Vidal-Quadras, the philosopher Fernando Savater and the writer Andrés Trapiello, among others. Source, Spanish.  
Santiago Abascal quote,  Source, Spanish.

TORREMOLINOS

Torremolinos LGBTQ– Event Dates for 2023 Announced:
– ‘Drag Gala’, March 18, will be presented by Esther Arroyo and Minerva, and will feature a performance by Natalia from OT.
– Gay Pride social and cultural event will take place from June 1 to 4.
– ‘Torremolinos Bear Week’ will take place from June 13 to 16.
– The annual Winter Fest is scheduled to run from October 27 to 31. Full article: https://newsinspain.es/costadelsol-uk/2023/01/20/torremolinos-gay-pride-event-to-take-place-in-june/ 

ENERGY CRISIS

Brussels tells Spain that the extension of the ‘Iberian exception’ cannot go beyond December: {Translation, summary}
– The European Commission has informed Spain and Portugal that the extension of the ‘Iberian exception’, by which both countries have been able to temporarily limit the price of gas for electricity production, cannot go beyond December 2023, the date on which the temporary framework of the support measures for the war in Ukraine expires, so as long as the European Union (EU) does not modify it.
– Both the extension of the mechanism and the deadlines are still pending approval by Brussels, but if such a scenario were to occur, Ministry sources point out that there is a possibility that the temporary framework of aid for the war in Ukraine could be extended and also allow for an extension of the Iberian solution beyond December.
– Another option is that the ‘Iberian exception’ would cease to be necessary, if, during the Spanish presidency of the EU Council, from July to December 2023, the reform of the electricity market is completed.
– The ‘Iberian exception’, which has been applied in Spain and Portugal since 15 June, is a mechanism that caps the price of gas for electricity generation in order to reduce the price of electricity. During the first six months of this measure, the price of gas was capped at 40 euros/MWh and, from then on, it is increased by five euros/MWh per month until May, when it comes to an end. Source, Spanish: https://www.europapress.es/economia/energia-00341/noticia-bruselas-dice-espana-portugal-prorroga-excepcion-iberica-no-puede-ir-mas-alla-diciembre-20230120140948.html

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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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DigameXtra No. 2458 WEEKEND EDITION Friday Jan. 20th, 2023

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organization that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman: Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Events Coordinator: + 34 711 077 576, Kim_bowe1@hotmail.com. Please call or email Kim if you plan to attend our events.
Upcoming Events:
Jan
– Thursday 19th. Lunch at Al Andalus Maro
– Wednesday 25th. Burns supper at Al Andalus Maro. Dress code smart with a splash of tartan optional.
Feb
– TBC Lunch at La Herradura
– Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
– Thursday 23rd. Valentines lunch at Al Andalus Maro
Mar
– Friday 3rd. Lunch at La Herradura
-Tuesday 14th. Quiz night at Lew’s Restaurant Torrox
-Thursday 23rd. Lunch at Al Andalus Maro 
All events must be booked through our Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
Please visit us on our Facebook page at Facebook Link
or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/ 

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Trapiche Market: We are open this Tuesday and every Tuesday.
09:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs
It is hosted at the beautiful Jardines del Trapiche venue.
Carretera Benamargosa, 0.5 Km, 29718 Velez-Malaga, follow the directions to Trapiche airport.
It’s a great place to find unique and personal gifts as well as your every day essentials.
Lots of stalls to discover, you will find old favourites, and new ones too! NOW also good quality second hand stalls.
There are stalls with vintage clothing; hand turned olive wood bowls & other items; fresh fruit & veg, pot plants, large selection of fiction and non-fiction books; handmade jewellery and more. We’re spoilt for choice! You can also support Axarquía Animal Rescue with their tombola and meet some of the animals available for adoption.
View houses in your area and discuss selling your house with BluCee Real Estate.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please view our Facebook page, it is updated weekly with photos, contact details of stall holders and items for sale and services on offer.
Facebook for Trapiche Market.
For more information about having a stall at the market contact Anita at TrapicheMarketSpain @gmail.com / +34 627 877 164
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Callejéate in Alhaurín de la Torre: Sat, 21 Jan
A festival of San Sebastián, patron saint of the town.
A complete, free cultural program that will have five different spaces throughout the Old Quarter. The main course, the concert performances by Dry Martina (video), Jarrillo Lata and Tabletom.
See full schedule of events: Schedule & Video Link

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Velez-Malaga Carnival 2023: The dates have been announced, Friday & Saturday, February 10 and 11. Details of the full schedule will be announced in the coming days. Source, Spanish.

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Legendary American guitarist Steve Vai in Concert with an all-star band:
Monday 27 March, 8pm at Teatro Cervantes, Malaga
Vai arrives in Malaga hand in hand with his faithful friend Hydra, the name given to his new and spectacular guitar. An instrument that has not one, but three necks and that is protagonist in the cover of his last album, the ninth, Inviolate, in the theme with which he presents it Teeth of the Hydra. The New Yorker continues to show his virtuosity with new instrumentals and unthinkable constructions. In addition to Hydra, Steva Vai is joined by drummers Vinnie Colaiuta, Terry Bozzio and Jeremy Colson; bassists Billy Sheehan, Philip Bynoe, Bryan Beller and Henrik Linder; and keyboardist David Rosenthal.
Tickets to see him live on his Inviolate Europe 2023 tour go on sale this Friday, January 20 at 12:00 p.m. through the Teatro Cervantes website . According to the theater, the price of tickets will range from 14 euros, to 42 euros. Info & tix:
https://www.teatrocervantes.com/es/genero/musica/temporada-2022-23/steve-vai-inviolate-europe-1344 & Video Link

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Duke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Sunday Lunch
Booking required, between 1pm and 4pm. Menu below.
Message or call us on: +34 603721258 or on Facebook
Dukes Bar, Avendia Garcia Penalver BLQ 79, Torrox Costa

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Sedella San Anton 2023: Sat. 21 & Sun. 22 January
– Featured concert “Amigos de Gines” Saturday night at 00:00
Come and don’t miss anything on this great party!
Plaza de la Iglesia de San Andres Apostol, Sedella. FB & Video Link

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Tony Roam Transport & Removals:
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Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Dedicated Delivery Personal Service Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website http://www.tonyroamremovals.com
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The Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant & Bar, Torrox Costa: 
Re-Opening Wed, Jan 11th. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialities. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits (prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! Winter Hours: 6:00pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/ We are DigameXtra sponsors, so our contact info can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

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Malagalingo: Happy New Year to everyone!!
In 2023 fulfill your resolutions…..SPEAK SPANISH at last! Without struggling! Free trial lesson. Outdoor terrace.
Malagalingo Spanish School. Torrox Costa
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo ; Website: www.malagalingo.com 

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* 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 
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Dog Care: Hello Digamextra readers! This year 2023 we celebrate 6 years of caring for dogs in our house. In a loving family environment, we have day care and lodging. Any questions we are here to answer are a pleasure. We live in Torrox Pueblo. Our contacts are: 666-782766 or email silviacaminante@gmail.com
Silvia and Mario. 

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Good news! Now you’re able to buy our best seller Organic Anti-Ageing Serum on AMAZON Spain. Grab the big sale of 20% discount PLUS free shipping before it ends on 30th January.
To order click this link AMAZON or search Moonette Organic Anti-Ageing Serum at Amazon ES website.
MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin

We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing. We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help
-slow down ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
**Free small testers are available on request** Please contact us to find out more or to order:
Email: margaret@moonette.es ; Homepage: www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @ moonetteskincare
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– Wheelchair Price 75€
– 2 wrought iron chairs 40€ for both
– Hoover floor polisher with 9 brushes and replacement Hoover bags 50€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Smartphone. Samsung GALAXY A10s lite. Camera 13 MP and front camera 8mp. Internal memory 32 GB, all boxed with cables. €90
Elliot, Viñuela, can bring to Velez or Torre del Mar.
elliotlarner@hotmail.com or +34 633 25 02 12

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For Sale, 3 items:
– 2 white bedside lockers W 39 cm H 40 D28. €20
– Wooden shelves can be painted or stained W80cm D 24 H 120. €25.
– Avenzo CD / Radio with USB port and remote, works perfectly €10
Buyer collects. Mags, el morche.
What’s app 699451619 or 00353 866077105 

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DoctorLaptop’s Weekend Computer Sales

For Sale: New Mini PC Computer
Move Up To Windows 11 for under €200 !!!
Brand New Mini PC + accessories, only €180
BMAX B2S MiniPC – Windows 11 Pro, UK
Intel Celeron N4020C, 2 Cores, 1.10GHz – 2.80GHz
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 600, 4k HD, supports dual displays
RAM: 6GB DDR4
Drives: 128GB eMMC (SSD, system) + 128GB Flash drive (data)
Wifi 2.4GHz/5GHz; Built-in BT4.2; Ethernet, Stereo Headset Jack, USB 3.0 x 4; HDMI; VGA, Card Reader
Set up, fully updated and ready to use. Size: 12.5×11.2×4.4cm
Includes new high quality USB wired UK Keyboard (Logitech) & Mouse (HP).
Buyer provides display monitor (VGA and/or HDMI) & speakers
Note: If using an HDMI display with built-in speakers, the audio will come from those speakers when you change the audio setting on the Mini PC to HDMI output.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa. Buyer collects. Cash only. 
Email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com ; Image: BMAX 

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MALAGA

Mercadona is hiring staff across 13 municipalities in Malaga province:
– If you are looking for work, this might interest you. The Spanish supermarket giant, Mercadona, has kicked off 2023 with an ambitious staff selection process throughout the country.
– In Malaga, the company has 14 positions open in Torrox, Nerja, Malaga city, Torremolinos, Vélez-Málaga, Algarrobo, Rincón de la Victoria, Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas, Manilva, Benalmádena and Estepona.
– The different job offers can be consulted on the company’s own web site. The portal (https://mercadona.avature.net/es_ES/Careers/SearchJobs/?3_60_3=243) allows filtering by keywords, type of contract, working day or province where a vacant position is offered, among other options.
– One point to keep in mind is that for most of the vacant positions it is not necessary to have previous experience, since it is the supermarket chain itself that is in charge of training its new employees.
– The positions offered are based on starting salaries of €1,507 gross per month in the case of a full-time job 40hrs per week rising to €1838 after 3 years. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mercadona-jobs-costa-del-sol-20230116172703-nt.html

CÓMPETA

The new health center in Cómpeta will double the healthcare space of the current clinic: {Translation, summary}
– The Government delegate visited the works today, which represent an investment of 387,000 euros and will put an end to decades of waiting for a new health infrastructure. The works are already over 50% complete and are advancing at a good pace.
– Once completed, the health center will have six consultations spaces, as well as an area for maternal and therapeutic education, and specific areas for pediatrics and emergencies, being able to care for both patients from Cómpeta and those from the towns of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Sedella, Salares, and Sayalonga. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/el-nuevo-centro-de-salud-de-competa-duplicara-el-espacio-asistencial-del-actual-consultorio/

UK

Nearly half a million UK workers set for mass strike demanding higher pay:
– Close to half a million workers are ready to strike on a single day as Britain faces an escalation of industrial action across a number of sectors. Unions representing civil servants, teachers, university staff and train drivers have said their members will walk out on Feb. 1 as part of demands for higher pay to cope with the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation.
– About 450,000 workers have a mandate to strike, according to Bloomberg calculations. If all the union members took up their right, the day’s industrial action would come close to matching every walkout throughout the whole of November.
– Labor groups are also planning widespread protests on the day, rallying against government plans to impose minimum service levels during strikes.
Full article: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/01/19/nearly-half-a-million-uk-workers-set-for-mass-strike-demanding-higher-pay/

EUROPE

EU postpones launch of EES border entry system once again: The new system, which will require non-EU travellers to register and have biometric data including fingerprints taken at the border, was due to come into force in May 2023 after already having been pushed back from 2022. But this week it was announced – perhaps to no-one’s surprise – that the system will not be ready by May. Although a new date has not been set the EU now says it will be launched “by the end of 2023”. Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20230119/update-eu-postpones-launch-of-ees-border-entry-system-once-again/

SPORTS

Tennis News- Alejandro Davidovich advances in Australia after beating Bublik in five sets: {Translation, summary}
– The man from Malaga fought in a duel that was stopped due to the extremely high temperatures that were registered in the Australian city to preserve the health of the athletes. Finally, he won, after more than three hours of play, 6-0, 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-4 and 6-3.
– In the second round, Davidovich will face the American Tommy Paul, who easily defeated the German Struff 6-1, 7-6 (6) and 6-2. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/deportes/Alejandro-Davidovich-avanza-Australia-Bublik_0_1757824505.html 

SCAMS

The National Police warns about the counterfeiting of 20 euro bills and coin scams: {Translation, summary}
– The national body explains the real banknote is characterized by the touch, it is “slightly rough”, and it is also “different from a simple paper”. Also, on real notes, the “color of the number of the value of the banknote changes with the incidence of light by turning it, and produces a reflection that moves.” In addition to the trick of touching the bill, they comment that “it is necessary to hold the bill up to the light, where some of the security measures can be seen: such as the watermark, the window, or the thread to avoid counterfeits”.
– The Guardia Civil recently warned of a scam that can mean a loss of 2 euros for your pocket, or at least 68 cents. There are Turkish lira coins (pic) circulating that look very much like two-euro coins. To differentiate it is easy: first you have to look at the face and read that it says “Türkiye Cumhuyireti”, which translates as Republic of Turkey. And on the so-called cross there is a number, 1, and another legend “Yeni Turk Liresi”, which translated means: a new Turkish lira.
– The Guardia Civil warned of the flourishing of Argentinean two-peso coins, with a value of 0.024 euros, which thieves, crooks, clever and foolish (or clueless) tried to place as one-euro coins.
– Special care must also be taken with several currencies that look similar to a 1 euro coin, and which arrive easily in Spain: the Turkish lira, the Argentine peso, the South African Rand, the Thai Baht or the Moroccan dirham.
– Another is the Egyptian pound coin (pic). The obverse shows the Pharaoh Tutankhamun and is easily recognizable. The reverse has a one drawn on it and underneath it the English legend One Pound. Is it attractive? Yes, but as the Guardia Civil warns, you have to be careful: it is only worth 0.049 euro cents. Photos: Twitter. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/sociedad/Policia-Nacional-advierte-falsificacion-billetes-20-euros_0_1758424979.html 

PETS

First DNA vaccine against canine leishmaniasis:
{Translation, summary}
– The drug, developed by the CSIC and the Zendal group, has already been approved by the European Medicines Agency. It is capable of reducing the presence of the parasite by more than 90% and reducing the symptoms of the disease. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given its go-ahead, so the vaccine can now be marketed and distributed. Source, Spanish: https://www.malagahoy.es/sociedad/Primera-vacuna-ADN-leishmaniasis-canina_0_1758425447.html

OTHER

David Crosby, Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash Co-Founder, Dies at 81: Singer-songwriter-guitarist David Crosby, a founding member of two popular and enormously influential ’60s rock units, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), has died, his representative says. He was 81 years old. A cause of death has not been revealed. Full article: https://variety.com/2023/music/news/david-crosby-dead-dies-byrds-crosby-stills-nash-1235495467/ & Video Link

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New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Sunday Service 11.00am / Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780. Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com ; Website: www.nlcnerja.com ; Facebook

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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, or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 

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

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

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

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DigameXtra No. 2457 Thursday Jan. 19th, 2023

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Classic car show “Retro Malaga”: January 27, 28 and 29
Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Malaga (FYCMA) Exhibition Centre Located at Ortega y Gasset, 201, 29006 Malaga.
To sell your classic vehicle at Retro Malaga or if you want to participate as an exhibitor, send an e-mail to: info@eventosmotor.com
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Ristorante Pizzeria Michelangelo: We have re-opened with a new crew. Full Italian menu + seafood and meats. Wood fired brick pizza oven and pizza station in the middle of our dining room, creates a great atmosphere as the chef works. Our pizzas use fresh hand stretched dough, and all the finest ingredients. Take away available. Most pizzas €6 to €8.
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Cambrian Restoration And Antiques: 
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My showroom is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10­:00-14:00, or you may telephone for an appointment outside of these hours.
Casa Cambrian, Cuesta Benamayor 15, Competa, 29754, Malaga.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
– 2 matching ikea bedside units. Measurements 46 x 35 x 71cms Price 45€ the pair
– Bamboo/ wicker chair. 35€
– Wall hanging display units. Measurements 70 x 25 x 70cms 4 available Price 40€ (for the 4)
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
www. nerja household centre dot com 

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For Sale: Electric Armchair. Senagron Relax Milan R-400 armchair with electric motor for assisting elderly or infirm to stand up from a sitting position, or to recline for comfortable relax. Also includes USB port for charging mobiles etc.
New in January 2022, colour grey, excellent condition.
Only used for a couple of months before owner moved to a residential home. Cost new 580 euros. Sale price of 270 euros (buyer to collect).
Magda /Derek/ Torrox Costa
Contact: Tel/WhatsApp 608424189 

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For Sale: Dog bed. New KNUFFELWUFF 80cm x 80 cm dog bed. High sided, soft, big separate inside cushion, luxurious, a reluctant sale, it’s too small for my GSD pup! The photo will give you a laugh.
40€ which will be donated to APAA Nerja (original price £85, can be viewed on the UK site)
carolellul18@gmail.com or 6261 252 87
Carol, Nerja, buyer collects please. Thank you 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Small scrap books, 9 scrap books size 17cm (6.75″) x 18cm (7″) with 10 plastic sleeves inside each one. Variety of colours as seen in the photo. They have never been used but a couple of them have very slight discoloration along the edge. 17 Euros for all of them. Would possibly separate.
– 50 craft envelopes. Size is to fit a 7″ x 5″ card. Cream coloured. Would guess they are 100 gsm. 8 Euros
– 40 blank cards with envelopes. Suitable for crafters. Size is standard A6, card 4″