DigameXtra No. 1696 Wednesday, August 5th 2020

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

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

 

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DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop will only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.

 

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La Carpinteria Bar: Aki Aqui Instrumental show. Friday Aug 7th, 11pm.
Address- Av Construction 14 Competa 29754. Tel 635467788

 

Cafe Pub La Bamba: Malbec Trio, Wednesday Aug 5th 9pm.
Cruzada Los Caminos, 29712 Vinuela, Malaga
http://cafepublabamba.com/

 

Mogador Beach Bar: Malbec Trio, Thursday Aug 6th 9pm.
Address- N-340 Ctra del Penoncillo km 285, Torrox
https://www.facebook.com/mogadorbeachclubelbarco/

 

Monaghan’s Pub: Betty Loop band, Saturday Aug 8th, 22:30.
Address- Av Pau Casals 25, Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga. FB link

 

Flash Time: Playing live Sat Aug 8th at The Cazbah Live Lounge, Mijas.

 

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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
There will be no summer break this year and I will be available throughout August.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
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Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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SOLD- For Sale: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Notebook
UK “slim” business model. Super fast! Contact Naythan: doctorlaptop @ protonmail DOT com

 

Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga is now fully open!
We have started to receive clients but by appointment only. It is wonderful to finally be able to have visitors! We are of course following the legal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
The summer is a great time to plant Vetiver as this plant is indigenous to India. Vetiver loves the heat of summer to grow. Vetiver is often used as a wind barrier in the fall and winter months. Vetiver is the best plant to stabilise erosion prone locations before the first fall rains come. We have plenty of plants in stock for either pickup or delivery via the Spanish Correos.
It is always a great way to spend a day in the garden.
We also have Moringa seeds, Lemon Grass, Moringa seedlings and now our new product, Organic Moringa Powder. If you do not know the medicinal powers of Moringa you can check it out here. https://www.vetiverspain.org/moringa-oleifera-.html
This month we have some specials for both pickup and shipments.
Contact: David y Anna
www DOT vetiverspain DOT com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
Cell and WhatsApp: (34) 692 288 657

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For Sale, Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-2 traditional Castillan bar stools with original leather strap seat Price 35€ each
-Lovely small upcycled coffee table natural / grey chalk paint with wrought iron detail Measurements Width 90cms Depth 40.50cms Height 40cms Price 55€
-Upcycled bookcase stripped back to natural with yute chalk paint. Measurements Width 55cms Depth 33cms Height 116cms Price 85€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: 1.3 metre satellite dish plus 2 LNBs one 2 port and one 4 port all dismantled and ready for collection from Torrox Pueblo 45 euros
Contact Graham on
callenieves15 At hotmail d0t co D0T uk

 

For Sale: 2 x wooden table/bedside lamps with shades, 40cms including shades. €20 for both. Chris 626778547
chris4geoff at g mail dot com ; Caleta de Vélez

 

For Sale: Petrol strimmer, good condition, €65. Puente Don Manuel / Don Manuel Bridge. Tel. 696030426, Alan

 

Wanted: Trials motorcycle. Hi there we live in the Riogordo area just outside Colmenar and I am looking for a Trials motorcycle . Cash is here for a bike 250cc or more and all I ask is that there is some form of ownership paperwork even if it’s just a receipt of purchase. Martin.
Email: mlangwade@gmail.com

 

Wanted: Kitchen Unit, anyone got any suggestions on where to buy a white kitchen base unit in the Torre del Mar area, flat-pack would be fine, thanks, Sue, Torre del Mar
sjleaker AT outlook d0t com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendation: Have just received my belongings in U.K. from El Morche and must recommend Steve and Gail of Archez services. Excellent service and very reasonable costs. Eileen
eileen_hobbs AT hotmail D0T com

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Fears in Spain popular airline easyJet to the Costa del Sol & Costa Blanca set to go BUST: The latest figures reveal turnover was £104 million for this time last year and has been a shocking £7 million so far this year as its share price drops 65 per cent and the company prepare to close Newcastle, Stansted and Southend operations according to reports. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/04/fears-in-spain-popular-airline-easyjet-to-the-costa-del-sol-costa-blanca-set-to-go-bust/

 

The Costa del Sol suffering many muggings and robberies as poverty sets in: According to the police muggings and bag snatches are now at the highest rate since the 2009/10 period. House robberies are also on the increase too as thieves adopt new tactics.
“In the last seven days, nine home robberies have come from bag snatches where details have been obtained and also a theft of a high powered sports car,” an officer warned.
Another scenario taking place, especially in the region of the feria ground in Fuengirola is ‘door knocking for cash’ – the door knockers are requesting a euro for food from unsuspecting homeowners or tenants in apartment blocks, as the person goes to collect a coin, thieves pounce and grab what they can and run whilst the front door is open or not locked. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/04/the-costa-del-sol-in-spain-is-suffering-a-high-spate-of-muggings-and-robberies-as-poverty-sets-in-hard/

 

Quality control reveals clear waters in Nerja: The Councillor for Health, Javier Rodríguez, reports that the results obtained in the analysis carried out by the Ministry of Health to determine the quality of the waters of our beaches confirm that they are suitable for bathing. Regarding the collection points of the samples, they are carried out at Burriana beach, El Salón beach, Maro beach, La Torrecilla beach and El Playazo beach.
Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/04/quality-control-reveals-clear-waters/

 

Gold soars past $2,000, gold up on stimulus hopes: Bullion has soared more than 30% so far this year, supported by lower interest rates and safe-haven buying on concerns Fed policy and government stimulus are debasing the dollar. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/gold-soars-past-2000-gold-up-on-stimulus-hopes-idUSKCN24Z2U4

 

Rafa Bows Out of US Open: The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal confirmed this Tuesday that he has decided give up playing the US Open, second ‘Grand Slam’ of the season and due to start on August 31, due to the very complicated health situation that is causing the coronavirus and its outbreaks, which make him think that “for now” he prefers “not to travel”. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/nadal-renounces-to-dispute-the-us-open-for-the-coronavirus-la-provincia/

For the latest pandemic info visit:

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

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

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

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

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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DigameXtra No. 1695 Tuesday, August 4th 2020

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The content of this blog site comes from its subscribers/followers but is subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. The Editor is Naythan.

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.photocollage.com/

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

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

 

Correcting flawed submissions: If you send an incorrect submission, or you forget to include the photos, please send in a new, full corrected submission and ask me to ignore the previous, incorrect submission. I am too busy to keep track of partial submissions in different emails and patch them together. Your cooperation is appreciated.  -Editor

DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop will only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.

 

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For One Night Only: The Vixens are coming to Fitzgerald’s Bar and Restaurant Nerja, situated under Super Sol by the town bridge with their superb tribute to Girl Power……Bananarama, Little Mix, Girls Aloud and of course THE SPICE GIRLS!
This Thursday 6th August at 9pm, Entry just €10 OR Entry and 2 x course meal just €18.50
Reservations or more information Telephone 951 550 585
Reduced Capacity due to Goverment guidelines…..so get your ticket now!

 

The Ruta del Espeto: Organised by SUR’s Málaga en la Mesa, is a chance to sample the local sardines cooked in this traditional way and started on Friday 31 July, ending on Sunday 16 August. During this time, participating restaurants will offer their espetos (made up of a minimum of 5 sardines) accompanied by a drink, for a price of between 4 and 7 euros, and customers will be able to rate them with marks of 0 to 10 points through the competition website. To register you must be over 18 years old and can only cast one vote per establishment in the competition. Participants will be entered into a draw to win a voucher worth 50 euros which can be spent in any of the designated restaurants.
Register: https://rutadelespeto.diariosur.es/
Full details at: http://www.surinenglish.com/lifestyle/202007/31/voucher-meal-while-tasting-20200731125636-v.html

 

The Salon Varietes Theatre ReOpening: After months of closed doors and uncertainty, our beloved theatre will reopen its doors on Thursday 3rd of September.
The Salon offers you four fabulous September shows:
-‘The Purple Revolution’ – Thomas Henry’s amazing show featuring the music of PRINCE (3rd to 6th)
-Cliff Richard and the Carpenters, an authentic and entertaining tribute presented by the talented Dunc Neil and Beverley Fox (one night only, 12th September)
-‘AIRE’, an exciting night of FLAMENCO dance presented by the Vicente Renero Dance Company (19th and 20th)
-‘Cowboys And Kisses ‘, a superb evening of country hits by the Costa del Sol Showman himself, Johnny G with Melissa Carver (24th to 27th)
For your safety, full social distancing measures will be observed and masks will be obligatory in the auditorium.
Tickets are available BY TELEPHONE ONLY on 952 474542 between 11 and 2:30 from Monday to Friday as of NOW!
Address: Calle Emancipacion [off church square], Fuengirola, 29640
Note: For those holding tickets for Evita, or those wishing to book, full details will be announced shortly.
The Salon Varietes Theatre looks forward to welcoming you once again!
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Sky Bar Veramar: Next Friday 07 of August at 8:30pm, we will enjoy a performance from Red Haze as they play the best versions of soul/blues and jazz.
Address- C/ Málaga, Fuengirola 29640  FB link

 

The Boardwalk- Marbella, Coming Events:
– Tuesday 4th We Have Mark Connor Live From 8pm Followed By Our 1st Karaoke Night at The Boardwalk!
-Wednesday 5th Jai Northover, aka Ed Sheeran
-Thursday 6th DJ Dan Costello Bringing Back All The Old School Hits
-Friday 7th The Beautiful Tabitha
-Saturday 8th Laura Carter Live from 8pm
-Sunday 9th Joe West Sharing His Vocals & Sax Skills
Have You Booked Your Table Yet? Reservations recommended. Address: Avda de la Fontanilla, Paseo Marítimo, Marbella 29602, For Bookings, please call 952 864 736  FB link

 

Schedule of the Seville Flamenco Biennial 2020: It will be held from September 5 to October 4, although, as a preliminary, during the weekends of the month of August, a cycle will take place in the Monastery of San Jerónimo. It will have fifty-one shows, seven different stages and will host various proposals dedicated to singing, dancing, guitar and other instruments that have recently been incorporated into this art by some of the leading figures in flamenco. This is, day by day, work by work, the programming of the XXI edition of the Seville Flamenco Biennial.
Here are the August Shows of the preliminary cycle-
-“Flamenco a voces”, M. de Puchero
Saturday August 8. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Rycardo Moreno
Friday August 14. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Raúl Cantizano
Saturday August 15. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Artomático
Friday August 21. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Los Voluble
Saturday August 22. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Caliphate 3/4
Friday, August 28. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
– Gualberto.
Saturday August 29. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-“25 anniversary”, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía
September 5. Lope de Vega Theater. 20.30 hours.
The festival, after this previous cycle in the Monastery of San Jerónimo, opens with the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet, whose director is Úrsula López, celebrating its 25 years of history. He does this by featuring dance routines of teachers who passed through the company: Mario Maya, Manolo Marín, Javier Latorre, José Antonio Ruiz, Cristina Hoyos, Rubén Olmo, Álvaro Paños and Úrsula López herself.
-For the full schedule of all 51 shows, in Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/cultura/sevi-programacion-bienal-flamenco-sevilla-2020-completo-202008022013_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F
Ticket info, Call box office: 600 950 746, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. (closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).
This site has ticket prices and other details regarding all the acts, but none of the “purchase tickets here” links work!?! Call the Box Office is the best I can suggest.  https://www.deflamenco.com/revista/noticias/entradas-de-la-bienal-a-la-venta.html

 

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 

 

Hotel and Restaurant La Casa:
Come and have a few days away in our beautiful Hotel with amazing views!
We are situated in Torrox Pueblo and a very safe place to stay!
We are offering a special price of 65 euro per double room per night with breakfast included if you book direct!
We also have an amazing restaurant with freshly prepared home cooked food!
This week we are doing a special of mussels marinara
to book call us on 952535471/662039741
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036

 

SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
Architect service, building licence applications
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk ; Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Notebook
UK “slim” business model. Super fast!
Direct from the Lenovo factory + additional upgrades
Factory Reconditioned by Lenovo, spotless, everything has been replaced with new components, looks brand new!
Intel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz
Brand new 8GB RAM, Premium quality from Komputer Bay
Brand new 128GB SSD, High performance model
Brand new DVDRW 8X speed
Windows 10 Pro v1909 x64, Legal copy from factory with product key sticker
Brand new HD 15.6-inch display
Brand new 4 hr. battery
Brand new UK keyboard
Connections: (1) VGA, (1) HDMI, (2) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0, (1) RJ45,
(1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader, BT
Brand new Stereo speakers by Dolby
Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Dual Noise-Cancelling Microphones
Price: €400. Has 90 day hardware guaranty from Lenovo. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
Contact Naythan: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)

 

For Sale: Black glass entertainment unit. Metallic legs. 80 cm long x 45 cm wide x 53 cm high. 10 Euros. Good condition. Pickup only in La Noria, Nerja. Contact Valerie at 652 041 648 or
email at vsheppard 7 @ gmail. com (no spaces).

 

For Sale: Foldable, lightweight wheelchair. Good condition hardly used.
60 Euros. Contact Hamish, Torrox Costa, 685595352 or email
hamish D0T crompton d0t gunn At gmail D0t com

 

Wanted: Electric Cylinder Lawnmower 32 cm – does anyone know where I can purchase one of these? I have a small grass area so the ones found here are too big- yes you’ve got it it’s for the dog!!! Please email me, Carol, with info which will be gratefully received:
carol ellul 18 @ gmail dot com. Thank you. Nerja.

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Thanks to everyone who answered my request for help with Amazon returns: I want to thank Ron & Margaret who provided me instructions for having the return picked up at my door, which was done this morning. I am pleasantly suprised at how easy it was. I submitted the return on Friday, it was picked up Monday morning. Here are the tricks to get Amazon returns picked up from your door. After you click the RETURN button it only appears to offer two options, take it to Celeris or take it to Correos. BUT if you look closely you will find “see other options”, click on that and it offers you the pickup option. NOTE: If you have already initiated the return and have choosen Celeris or Correos, you will need to first cancel that return. Then start the return again fresh, click return, then you will see the “see other options” option. Naythan, Torrox Costa. doctorlaptop At protonmail d0t com

 

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Malaga Airport Delays: Spain’s Malaga airport on the Costa del Sol announces security delays and advises that all travellers turn up at least 3 hours before planned flights. Supposedly they are sending text messages to customers to inform them of delays, however some passengers are reporting not having been contacted directly. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/03/spains-malaga-airport-on-the-costa-del-sol-announces-security-delays-with-advice-for-all-travellers/

 

Ex-King Exiles Himself After Suffering Corruption Scandal: A series of corrupt actions have come to light over the past few months, bringing with it reputational damage to the monarchy in Spain. The former king expressed his decision to move in a statement which was issued today, Monday.
He was recently shown to be involved in a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia for which he received a $100 million from the late Saudi King. Furthermore, he was involved in an affair where his mistress received $65 million, which led to his abdication in 2014.
Jordi Sanchez, one of several separatist Catalan leaders jailed for their role in the region’s failed independence bid in 2017, said he remained incarcerated on the grounds that he was a flight risk. He called on the High Court to withhold the former king’s passport. “Where is justice in Spain?,” he tweeted.
PHOTO:Twitter @Morelos Sources: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-royals/former-king-juan-carlos-to-leave-spain-amid-corruption-allegations-idUSKCN24Z2B5?il=0
AND
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/03/spains-immoral-ex-king-exiles-himself-after-suffering-corruption-scandal/

 

John Hume, Northern Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate, dies at 83: A veteran civil rights campaigner credited with kick-starting peace negotiations in a British region convulsed by bloodshed in the early 1990s, Hume shared the Peace Prize with Northern Ireland’s then-first minister, David Trimble of the Protestant Ulster Unionist Party.
He died in a care home in his native Londonderry in the early hours of Monday, his family said in a statement. PHOTO:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-nireland-hume/john-hume-northern-irish-catholic-leader-and-nobel-peace-laureate-dies-at-83-idUSKBN24Z0ZL

 

Humanoid robots greet patients at Torre del Mar eye clinic to reduce Covid-19 risk: For the last few days patients with appointments at the Doctor Marcos ophthalmologist’s in Torre del Mar have been greeted by two humanoid robots, Cr-1 and NAO. The two androids are capable of taking patients’ temperatures and asking them general medical questions related to their appointments as soon as they walk through the door. PHOTO:SUR Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/31/humanoid-robots-greet-patients-20200731125634-v.html

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

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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DigameXtra No. 1694 Monday, August 3rd 2020

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

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DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop will only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.

 

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The Blue Stompers Jump Review: This Friday, August 7, at the Coyote Club we will do a special concert to celebrate the birthday of Paul, our singer and harmonica musician of the band, we are also pleased to announce that our good friend Edward will also celebrate his birthday, so he will bring their band ” KARMA ” from Coin to play too, two bands in one night and a big celebration, there will be free cava and maybe a beer or two. We also have some good friends of ours who will join us to play some tunes with us, so this will be a great night! This great club has many seats available, but we recommend you message us or call the club to book a table on 952 585 356, all social distancing measures are in order and drinks prices are amazing, Coyote Club is very close to downtown from Fuengirola, so no excuse not to come to an evening of good music and great atmosphere, it’s free entry and we invite you all. Pl. San Rafael, Nave 4, Mijas 29651. FB link

 

Live Music with Guillermo Spain: Friday Aug 7th at Legends Bar, Torre del Mar. Come to try this two fantastic plates for 7,95€ and from 20:00 Guillermo Spain. Tfn 952540080 FB link

 

Live Music at The Monaghans Pub: Captain Vinilo pop-rock show. Saturday 15 Aug, 11pm. The Monaghan´s Pub, Avenida de la Música, 29130 La Capellanía Alhaurín de la Torre. FB link

 

Live Music Wednesdays: Joy’s Restaurante. Happy hour 6-8pm. Music from 8pm. Marbella Paseo below the tourist center. Reservations recommended. Tel. 952770933  FB link

 

Monday Jam: Bea’s Postamt, BLQ 80 Torrox Costa. 9pm. FB link

 

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This August come and speak Spanish on our outdoor terrace overlooking the sea!
Uncrowded and enough space to keep social distance. Is there a better place to be?
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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

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

 

Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
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BluCee Inmobiliaria
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental!
Casita Tomate in El Ferrer, Granada is available for long-term winter rent.
November 2020 to end of March 2021, rental for 3 or 4 months, €400 per month plus electricity usage.
This lovely casita in located in a small village of only 16 houses. A great place to relax and unwind.
Please click the link for more details – Casita Tomate
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
info@blucee.com
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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For Sale: Levante brand mobile air conditioning unit works fine needs the 4inch extract hose. Mark, Torrox Pueblo. €60
meearnshaw@hotmail.com

 

For Sale: Wooden dining table with 4 chairs (Ingolf Ikea type) plus cushions if required. Table and chairs have been stripped and limed. Table: Height 75cm, Diameter 106cm Chairs: Height (back) 91cm, Height (seat) 45cm. 125 euros
Situated between Torrox and Cómpeta (Happy to meet Cómpeta or at Torrox BP or deliver locally)
Lynne Tel 649 307 966 or
email: lynnepart AT gmail DOT com (no spaces)

 

For Sale: Denon HiFi CD Player, AM FM Radio Tuner, Amplifier UD M3+ 2 Denon bookshelf speakers SC M5K. The speakers are almost as new, the cd player/radio/amplifier works, but had some minor issues, hence the price of 40 euros (it originally cost about £250). Located Sayalonga. Derek 644599499
derekblend2@gmail.com

 

2 Computers For Sale: Dell Tower and Siemens laptop
Used DELL Tower Computer.
Dell Optiplex 755- Only 180 days on the clock.
Full sized tower, not the smaller desktop version.
-Intel Core Duo processor at 2.33GHz, 32 bit, with updated BIOS
-Upgraded cooling system
-Upgraded video card
-Upgraded to 3Gb high performance RAM
-Fresh Windows 10 v1909
-150Gb Hard drive
-Built-in wifi and DVD player
-8x USB 2.0, DVI & VGA video output (no HDMI, but DVI to HDMI converters are available for a few euros at large computer shops, or online)
Fully cleaned but there was no need to refurb this one. I just installed some high performance hardware upgrades I had in stock. Runs great.
Price €200 (add large flat screen LG monitor, €20).  Buyer collects.
-Siemens laptop Refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6″ display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has a hard-to-find international North Europe/English keyboard perfect for bilingual English and Scandinavian speakers, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. Includes delux briefcase style carry bag. No HDMI. €200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)

 

Wanted: Looking for a 3 drawer filing cabinet. Must be in good condition.
Anywhere in the Axarquia area
call Denise 618 295 063, Torre del mar
casadelsueno @ gmail dot com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Volunteers needed Urgently: TAILs charity shops Urgently need your help.
We need volunteers to work in our 2 shops on Torrox Costa. If you can spare 1 day a week, (10am to 2 pm Monday to Saturday). We desperately need you to help continue with our fundraising to help the dozens of abandoned dogs in our kennels. So many of our volunteers return to the U.K. or their home countries for the hot summer months , leaving us desperately short of staff to open the two shops.
Call in to our shop at El Faro, Opposite Russell’s or phone: Ian 620694825
or Jean 62946944. Thank you.

 

Meeting: I am a widower of mature years and would very much like to meet a lady of similar circumstances for socializing and who knows, if interested. please contact me on mikestevenitt@gmail.com
Mike, Frigiliana

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Costa del Sol Set for Saharan Sand Storm that could Blanket the Coast: Meteorologist David Pinkitt has warned that a Saharan sand storm is brewing up in Northern Africa that threatens to blanket the entire Costa del Sol. Should it occur it would not be the first time the Coast has been ‘showered in sand’. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/02/spains-costa-del-sol-set-for-saharan-sand-storm-that-could-blanket-the-coast/

 

 

Spain’s economy posts historic 18.5% quarterly fall due to coronavirus lockdown: New data shows that output has fallen to levels not seen since the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is the largest quarterly drop since the days of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). This means that during the first half of the year, a fourth of Spain’s gross domestic product (GDP) went up in smoke due to the strict restrictions introduced to curb the coronavirus epidemic. The lost production amounts to around €300 billion, a figure that would be enough to cover pension payments for Spain’s 10 million retirees for two years. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-07-31/spains-economy-posts-historic-185-quarterly-fall-due-to-coronavirus-lockdown.html

 

Costa del Sol COVID on the spot testing as police clamp down on BRITISH drivers in Spain: Costa del Sol police are now targetting cars displaying GB stickers or British number plates insisting on an on the spot COVID test that can take 20 minutes. Bike patrols today are pulling in all cars displaying UK number plates, checking paperwork and insisting on a COVID and temperature test. The operations are taking place in all coastal holiday towns as well as on the main AP7 motorway. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/02/costa-del-sol-covid-on-the-spot-testing-as-police-clamp-down-on-british-drivers-in-spain/

 

Chrysalis-shaped space nebula turns into a butterfly: A chrysalis-shaped space nebula discovered in 1835 has become a butterfly that floats and flutters across the sky more than 3,000 light-years from Earth. In 1835, the English astronomer John Herschel discovered a planetary nebula located in the southern constellation Vela, which was called NGC 2899.
A planetary nebula is an emission nebula that has been ejected by a red giant star in the last moments of its life.
Originally it was appreciated that NGC 2899 had a curved, chrysalis-like shape, somewhat unusual for a planetary nebula, which is normally rotationally symmetric in one or more axes.
Now, the world’s most advanced astronomical observatory for visible light, ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), has obtained for the first time a precise image of that nebula and discovered that the chrysalis has become a butterfly. The image uncovers a cosmic butterfly, with a symmetrical structure, beautiful colors and intricate patterns, that seems to float and flutter across the sky. Spanish source article: https://tendencias21.levante-emv.com/una-nebulosa-espacial-con-forma-de-crisalida-se-convierte-en-mariposa.html

 

Google’s Rigged Search Results Kill Off Competition: The search engine dedicated almost half of the first page of results in our test to its own products, which dominated the coveted top of the page. n Google’s early years, users would type in a query and get back a page of 10 “blue links” that led to different websites. “We want to get you out of Google and to the right place as fast as possible,” co-founder Larry Page said in 2004.
Today, Google often considers that “right place” to be Google, an investigation by The Markup has found. We examined more than 15,000 recent popular queries and found that Google devoted 41 percent of the first page of search results on mobile devices to its own properties and what it calls “direct answers,” which are populated with information copied from other sources, sometimes without their knowledge or consent.
When we examined the top 15 percent of the page, the equivalent of the first screen on an iPhone X, that figure jumped to 63 percent. For one in five searches in our sample, links to external websites did not appear on the first screen at all!
Google’s decision to place its products above competitors’ and to present “answers” on the search page has led to lawsuits and regulatory fines. A number of websites said it killed their revenues—and their companies. Founders of both innovative startups and companies that had been around for a decade or more told The Markup that once Google started placing its product first, they didn’t stand a chance. Full story: https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/07/28/google-search-results-prioritize-google-products-over-competitors

 

Why You Should Stop Using Facebook Messenger: {Forbes.com}- The sad truth is that Messenger is seriously lacking on the security front. And this is a problem which is both getting worse and which Facebook cannot easily fix.
“Users choosing to communicate via Messenger must understand the real threat to their information within such apps,” warns ESET cybersecurity guru Jake Moore. “Although many may think the content in their messages isn’t personal, the real issue is that any information on you is open to abuse in the wrong hands.” Full article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/07/25/why-you-should-stop-using-facebook-messenger-encryption-whatsapp-update-twitter-hack/

 

Data isn’t just being collected from your phone. It’s being used to score you: {The Washington Post}- Operating in the shadows of the online marketplace, specialized tech companies you’ve likely never heard of are tapping vast troves of our personal data to generate secret “surveillance scores” – digital mug shots that supposedly predict our future behavior. The firms sell their scoring services to major businesses.
People with low scores can suffer harsh consequences.
CoreLogic and TransUnion say that scores they peddle to landlords can predict whether a potential tenant will pay the rent on time, be able to “absorb rent increases,” or break a lease. Large employers use HireVue, a firm that generates an “employability” score about candidates by analyzing “tens of thousands of factors,” including a person’s facial expressions and voice intonations. Other employers use Cornerstone’s score, which considers where a job prospect lives and which web browser they use to judge how successful they will be at a job.
Brand-name retailers purchase “risk scores” from Retail Equation to help make judgments about whether consumers commit fraud when they return goods for refunds. Players in the gig economy use outside firms such as Sift to score consumers’ “overall trustworthiness.” Wireless customers predicted to be less profitable are sometimes forced to endure longer customer service hold times.
Auto insurers raise premiums based on scores calculated using information from smartphone apps that track driving styles. Large analytics firms monitor whether we are likely to take our medication based on our propensity to refill our prescriptions; pharmaceutical companies, health-care providers and insurance companies can use those scores to, among other things, “match the right patient investment level to the right patients.”
Surveillance scoring is the product of two trends. First is the rampant (and mostly unregulated) collection of every intimate detail about our lives, amassed by the nanosecond from smartphones to cars, toasters to toys. This fire hose of data – most of which we surrender voluntarily – includes our demographics, income, facial characteristics, the sound of our voice, our precise location, shopping history, medical conditions, genetic information, what we search for on the Internet, the websites we visit, when we read an email, what apps we use and how long we use them, and how often we sleep, exercise and the like.
The second trend driving these scores is the arrival of technologies able to instantaneously crunch this data: exponentially more powerful computers and high-speed communications systems such as 5G, which lead to the scoring algorithms that use artificial intelligence to rate all of us in some way.
The result: automated decisions, based on each consumer’s unique score, that are, as a practical matter, irreversible. Full article: https://www.chron.com/opinion/article/Data-isn-t-just-being-collected-from-your-phone-15449776.php

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:

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

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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DigameXtra – Sunday, August 2nd 2020 – No Sunday Issues Until After Summer

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Sunday Issues Will Resume 18 Oct. Have a great Summer!

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

Churches & Worship – Saturdays & Sundays

 

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King:
God’s word reminds us that the gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. During this time of uncertainty, we know the kingdom of God will continue to advance. We intend to thrive as a church community and continue to help people find their way back to God.
We are open with limited places, so it is advisable to contact us before Sunday to reserve a place.
God Bless one and all.
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja , 29780.
Email: fojctk@gmail.com
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Prayer Requests: ftk.prayer.request@gmail.com

 

Christian meeting hall: Just to inform all those DigameXtra readers who may be interested, every Sunday (God willing) at 11:00 am Calle Ros Alférez, Torre Del Mar  (not far behind the Catholic Church), we meet in the new Christian meeting hall in Torre del Mar. We call ourselves “Christians United”. As the logo suggests we are non-denominational, therefore all Christian denominations are welcome. The meetings will be friendly, joyful, reverent and orderly. Our one united desire is to glorify our God.
petcac @ gmail. com (no spaces)

 

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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DigameXtra No. 1693 Saturday, August 1st 2020

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free (you need to provide email) online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/   Free OnLine Photo Collage Maker Update: The Fotor.com website has been buggy lately. For an alternative, that did not even ask for my email to use it, try https://www.photocollage.com/
This may even be the better option now. -Ed.

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

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

 

Correcting flawed submissions: If you send an incorrect submission, or you forget to include the photos, please send in a new, full corrected submission and ask me to ignore the previous, incorrect submission. I am too busy to keep track of partial submissions in different emails and patch them together. Your cooperation is appreciated.  -Editor

DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop will only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.

 

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New Restaurant: Old Goa Indian restaurant has opened where Jack’s Bar used to be in BLQ 86 bajo (West side), Torrox Costa. They open at 6pm. More info to follow. Big covered terrace for proper social distancing. Tell them you saw this in DigameXtra!

 

Antequera Blues Festival: Richard Ray Farrell and the Leisure Men
Aug 1st, Patio Biblioteca San Zoilo, 22:00 & 23:30. FB link

 

Coach & Horses, NERJA: Pub Quiz, Sunday Aug 2nd. We will be reintroducing our very popular quiz nights, from 8.30pm on our Garden Terrace. Free to enter, free half-time snacks, spot prizes.
0034 952520071 to reserve your table. FB link

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Service Providers, send me your Youtube video link and I will put the video of your service in action here below your posts!
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

 

Tony Roam Transport & Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and unscheduled all year every month on time.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving Spain Aug 9th Arrive UK Aug 11th
Next Scheduled Trip Leaving UK 25th August Arrive Spain 27th August
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month.
Also unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Full £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 / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email ; tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Face book Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number

 

English Nurse Care Team:
Personal Home Care and Nurse Support
Trained, Police Checked and Fully insured Home Care Support Team.
From “ a bit of shopping …to 24 hour care “
From supported trips to END OF LIFE.
We add quality to life with one to one support.
Care at home.
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Tel 951 550 581 or 692 419 548
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Colegio Oficial Enfermeria Malaga Reg. 17425

 

Wanted: Upholstery cleaner. Is there anybody in digame land that cleans upholstery I am in the Torrox area?
Maureen 951834447
Thanks to Naythan for his great blog

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Moonette Aromatic Skincare for 40+
*We are a Torrox based company specializing in the creation of formulas which help prevent premature skin ageing*
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 lives. As we grow older however, our skin will become thinner, more sensitive, less firm and require the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognizing this need we have created a range of formulas which help reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and also by eliminating blemishes and imperfection.
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 and cell revitalization, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients.
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 customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering:
* A discount on future purchases to clients recycling containers
Free testers of eye cream, face cream, and body cream are available on request. You can also try out testers in 2 beauty salons in Torre del Mar and Puente Don Manuel (Alcaucin).
To find out more or to order, please call us on 650 044 102.
Founder- Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
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For Sale: Outdoor Sofa Suite, seats 5. Excellent condition. 3 seater sofa, 2 armchairs and coffee table. Complete with seat and back cushions with zip off washable covers. 145 euros. Close to Competa. Contact Mike or Linda on +34 711003229 or +44 7813199963.
Please could this advert be included as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for your brilliant service.
Best regards, Linda and Mike

 

For Sale, 2 items:
– 2 x Pine Bedside Cabinets. Each with 3 drawers. €50 for both Ono
-4 pine dining chairs, €40 for all 4
Caleta de Vélez
Chris 626778547
chris4geoff at g mail dot com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Recommendation – SPW Construction: I wanted to recommend Scott and his team at SPW Construction for the work that they recently undertook at our house in the campo in Alhama de Granada. Scott and his team are polite and profession, they arrive on time and just get on with the job working around any problems that they encounter. Nothing seems to be an issue. Scott is on site and is approachable and makes suggestions that you may not of even thought of.
They completely renovated the side of the building, Removing old windows and rejas bars and then putting in the new windows and replacing the bars and rendered the complete side of the house, making good the inside where the new windows were fitted. Scott even sent someone round after the job was complete to clear up!
They completely transformed the side of the house and I will definitely have them back to perform some more work as we move to the next phase. A great job completed by a reliable and honest team lead by Scott – thank you SPW Construction. (Find contact details for SPW Construction in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. -Ed.)
Craig, Alhama de Granada, craigbuncher @ hotmail d0t com

 

Windows and doors: I need to replace my existing wooden windows and doors..it’s a village house Competa…I would like no maintainence wood effect in a colour to mimic the existing ones with triple glazing for noise reduction…any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
kind regards, Jackser/Tadgh, Competa
barretttadgh@yahoo.com

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Stricter rules on nightlife come into force in Andalucía: The Junta says that local Covid-19 outbreaks are being traced to young people partying, but the clubs and bars sector is outraged at the measures. Nightclubs in Andalucía are required to keep a record of everyone entering as of Wednesday. Besides nightclubs needing to log customer details, these are only allowed to operate at 40 per cent of their legal capacity, stand-up bars are shut, dancing banned and a table limit of 12 people in force. Nightclubs cannot stay open beyond 5am, when they normally are busiest up to 7am. On the other hand, pub-bars see their capacity reduced to 60 per cent and opening hours until 3am. There is no need to register. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/31/stricter-rules-nightlife-come-20200731125639-v.html

 

Spain officially in recession as GDP tumbles by 18.5%: In the first quarter, growth had fallen by 5.2 percent, the Institute of National Statistics said (INE). A recession is commonly defined as two consecutive quarters of a contraction in GDP. The first of estimate by INE is broadly in line with the forecast by the Bank of Spain which had seen a contraction in the economy of between 16 and 22 percent for the period between April to June at the height of the lockdown when all non-essential activities were halted. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200731/spain-in-recession-as-gdp-tumbles-by-185

 

Spanish health authorities warn about ‘acute’ Covid-19 cases among youths; the good news is that case fatality rates have dropped to 0.4%:
Authorities warned on Thursday that some young people are being admitted into intensive care with “acute cases” of Covid-19, and not just older patients as seen during the peak of the crisis in March and April.
The case fatality rate – which represents the number of deaths per diagnosed cases – fell to 0.6% between June 18 and July 1, and to 0.4% between July 2 and July 15. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-07-31/spanish-health-authorities-warn-about-acute-covid-19-cases-among-youths.html

 

Gibraltar seeks to keep EU ties after Brexit transition ends: The Brexit transition period will be over on January 1, and that means that Gibraltar, just like the United Kingdom, will be left out of the European Single Market. The British Overseas Territory is not ruling out joining the customs union or the Schengen Area, but its future relationship depends on the UK and Spain.
Gibraltarian sources said that London should not raise objections the way it did with the Irish border: “Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but Gibraltar is a separate jurisdiction; there would be no broken unity.”
Gibraltar could take advantage of the various forms of association with the EU: some territories, such as Monaco, are part of the customs union; others, like Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland are part of the single market, while all three plus Switzerland are part of Schengen. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/brexit/2020-07-29/gibraltar-seeks-to-keep-eu-ties-after-brexit-transition-ends.html

 

Jet2 Begins Mass Evacuation Flights from Spain before Monday Deadline: JET2 is urging its customers in Spain to return from their holidays early as the airline reveals it will only be operating return flights until Monday after the Foreign Office slapped travel restrictions on Spain. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/30/breaking-news-jet2-begins-mass-evacuation-flights-from-spain-before-monday-deadline/

 

Why the car of the future is more like a Lego set than a Bond ride: What if you could buy a car that transformed from car to van to truck, à la Inspector Gadget? That’s the promise of the eBussy, a vehicle that looks something like a VW bus crossed with a USB charger, by the German vehicle manufacturer Electric Brands. Starting at $18,500 and topping out at $33,000, it’s a completely customizable modular electric vehicle. You can configure its seats and storage space when you buy it. Or you can swap out those details later by hand, when you bring it home. The eBussy launches in the U.K. next year.
Full article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90534847/why-the-car-of-the-future-is-more-like-a-lego-set-than-a-bond-ride
eBussy website, English version: https://electricbrands.de/en/ebussy/

 

Note: This following article from Spanish language espanadiario.net is a test of a new webpage translator I am trying out. If this works I will have better, more accurate direct access to Spanish language news. The Spanish sites often post breaking news that I don’t hear about until it gets posted many hours later, often in poor translations and with political spins added, in English language media outlets. I found this translation quite readable, not perfect, but good enough. Let me know if there is anything annoying in it I’ve overlooked.

For sale in some supermarkets the Portuguese mask that inactivates the Covid: [https://espanadiario.net] The new mask is ‘reusable, comfortable and waterproof’, says provider.
Eroski sells it as the MO brand textile mask that inactivates the coronavirus that originates covid-19. This facial protector of Portuguese origin, which can be found at the price of 9.95 euros in the establishments of the Eroski commercial network, has successfully passed the tests carried out by the João Lobo Antunes Molecular Institute of Lisbon (IMM), according to the Eroski supermarket chain.
As explained by the information provided by the supplier of the new mask , it is “a mask highly efficient, comfortable and waterproof reusable that has an innovative coating that neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus when it comes in contact with the tissue. An effect that lasts up to 50 washes”.
According to the official technical information of the mask , this face mask is developed with a technical fabric that integrates “several different layers and a water repellent treatment that allows neutralizing bacteria and viruses when they come into contact with the mask.”
The mask is made without harmful chemicals.
In addition, the mask Portuguese is also certified for the respiratory protection of external particles thanks to the high particle retention capacity of its fiber / mesh, the Eroski supermarket chain has indicated.
This new product also has the OEKO-Tex certification, which demonstrates the absence of harmful chemicals during the manufacturing process, being harmless in ecological human terms.
The mask is designed and manufactured in Portugal and is the result of collaboration between various agents from the business, scientific and academic community, among which is the company Sonae Fashion and its retailer in the fashion sector MO with whom Eroski closed a collaboration agreement less than a year ago for the marketing of its textile brand.
Translated from Spanish original article: https://espanadiario.net/actualidad/eroski-vende-mascarilla-portuguesa-inactiva-covid

For the latest pandemic info visit:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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DigameXtra No. 1692 Friday, July 31th 2020

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free (you need to provide email) online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/   Free OnLine Photo Collage Maker Update: The Fotor.com website has been buggy lately. For an alternative, that did not even ask for my email to use it, try https://www.photocollage.com/
This may even be the better option now. -Ed.

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

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

 

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Celtic Night: At the Municipal Auditorium in Mijas Pueblo on Saturday August 8.
Entry is free but tickets have to be obtained from the Mijas Tourist Office and the evening will feature three groups, Amigos de Guinness, Xábega y Percutora and Finndogg Macrea as well as a collection of fifteen pipers as well as dancers, the Mamen Garro group.
Visitors to the Pueblo can also enjoy the Ruta de la Tapa where 11 local establishments are offering a drink and tapa for just € 2.50.
PHOTO:Mijas Council
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/30/free-celtic-night-returns-to-costa-del-sol-but-under-new-normality-rules/

 

Dana & Gianni in concert: Saturday 1st august from 10pm at La Carpinteria in Competa “Hi friends! We wait for you at La Carpintería in Cómpeta to enjoy, as always, with the music and sympathy of all of you.”
booking: 635 46 77 88 (dana10marzo@gmail.com)
Find us on facebook: @danaegianni

 

STRAD- The Rebel Violinist and band: STRAD will appear at the Limited Edition Marenostrum Festival on Sunday August 2 in Castle Sohail Fuengirola with tickets costing €23 plus booking fee. Info & Tix: https://marenostrumfuengirola.com/concierto/strad/

 

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DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop will only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.

 

Cómpeta Solar
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Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es

 

Greek House- Now Open: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Summer hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 19:00-23:00. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. For reservation call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

Casa Magel is now fully open
All health & safety procedures are in place.
The Camino Del Rey is now open.
Our special mini breaks are back
2 days B&B with 1 night, 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine 125€
3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2, + tapas in local bar or in house., 175€
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
The weather is perfect for a break in the mountains. Our views are beautiful, the pool is cool and the gardens are relaxing, no fear of lack of social distancing.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night.
Our special offers are still available as stated above. You can add more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in. We have homemade meals to purchase from the freezer from 7€ per meal, or cook yourselves. Some bars & restaurants are open or just relax in our pretty gardens and splash in the pool, plenty of room for social distancing. Loads of board games, books, and darts
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small premises where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3 course home cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. They are now doing sunset tours with dinner.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales.
We get booked up pretty quickly, but still have few vacancies for August & September. Book with friends, party time. We provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends. We are a small venue with lots of room so social distancing is easy to obtain. Come & get spoilt. The food is good the hosts friendly with gorgeous views and peace & quiet. Just chill out by the pool and eat some great food, drink some good wine without having to worry about drink & driving or too many people in one place. Great for friends get together.
Contact +34 722879503 e-mail casamagel@yahoo.com  Or visit our website, www.casamagel.com

 

DoctorLaptop’s famous Annual Clean & TuneUp Service €60: For Windows & Mac. New “fileless” malware formats evade standard anti-virus programs, making it difficult for typical users to “dis-infect” computers themselves with free, consumer level tools.  If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance an annual professional servicing with advanced professional grade tools is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? If you did, the engine replacement will cost far more than if you had properly maintained it with an oil change once or twice a year. It’s the same with computers, you should do a quick cleanup yourself once a month, and get an annual professional service. I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files and permissions, replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use a 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, clean out junk files/logs/history/etc., update Windows/Mac+all drivers+programs and finally optimize your settings and registry for fastest overall performance. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete.
ALSO: Computer repairs, websites/blogs/forums/SEO, business computer maintenance & security service. Free shopping service, send me your requirements, I’ll find you the best deals!
Windows, Apple/Mac, Linux and Android all serviced.
Contact: doctorlaptop AT protonmail DOT com or call 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap). Please do not use the DigameXtra email for DoctorLaptop business. Always include the make, model, and version of Windows/Mac installed when emailing for support.

 

Services available – Mobile Hairdresser: Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 12 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Appointments being taken from 5th August for Torrox and surrounding areas. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like.
Tel or WhatsApp 622 690 133
Email jmainwood01 @ gmail dot com (no spaces)
or go to my Facebook page- Hair by Jenny
Jenny, Torrox.

 

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For Sale: Land Rover Defender 200 TDi RHD. LWB (110)
Full length roof rack, tow bar, dog guard
Fully Spanish compliant
Current ITV, road tax 2020 paid
123,000 miles. (198,000 kilometres)
1 owner last 25 years
First registered U.K. 1991
Reason for sale – downsized from campo to pueblo
Price: 5,750 euros
Derek, Caleta de Velez. Phone/WhatsApp. (+34) 655 62 98 21)

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Chair. Height: 87 cm, Max widh: 57 cm, 70€.
-Sofa and armchair. As new condition. Both extend to recline. 150€.
Patricia, Nerja. Delivery available separately. 607.33.11.75

 

FREE: I have between 300-500 used old Arabian style clay roof tiles for disposal. Any interest out there?
These are located in Almayate village, Velez Malaga near Torre del Mar. Please contact by phone or use WhatsApp with Spanish number 666819623. To be collected. Thank you. Juana/ Almayate

 

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Amazon Returns: I received a damaged product from Amazon and need to return it using the Amazon Returns drop-off point called Celeritas Return Center. Any of these centers will do. The closest of these offices appear to be in Velez Malaga. If you are planning to visit one of these centers soon, I need a ride from Torrox Costa and will pay fuel expense. Please contact Naythan on 675 993 069 or doctorlaptop@protonmail.com. Thank you. Naythan, Torrox Costa.

 

CAS Quiz: A big thank you to all who attended this weeks Quiz on the 60 `s & 70`s, in Nerja. A great attendance ensured 600 euros raised for the animals in the area, a much needed boost to help those who help others. Thanks to all those who attended to make it a great evening.
Regards Paul Marchant, Nerja, march17paul@gmail.com

 

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

UN and Malaga university sign agreement in bid protect local grape: Experts fear that climate change and a move towards growing subtropical fruit is endangering the future of the Axarquía grape which is traditionally dried to become muscatel raisins and used to produce local wine. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/24/malaga-university-sign-agreement-20200724120328-v.html

 

Spanish employers must carry out salary audits to avoid the gender gap: All companies, regardless of the size of their workforces, must have salary records by category and sex that include salaries and supplements, but also any extra-salary perception. If in any case the difference between one sex and another is 25% or more, companies must justify in writing why the gap is due. In any case, a minor difference does not mean that there is no discrimination, it only avoids the obligation of a formal justification.
The workers’ representatives must have access to all the information, which must include salary averages but also medians. The medians measure the differences more effectively when they are more bulky and, therefore, become more complete references in the event that there is a gap. In the event that there is no union representation in that company, any person may have access to the information, although in a more basic way: they will not be able to consult all the salary values, but the employer must provide the difference percentages.
Companies with more than 50 workers will be required, in addition to registration, to do a salary audit that evaluates and values ​​each job. The regulation specifies the criteria that these audits must meet, which must also include action plans to combat differences.
Spanish original source: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/empresas-50-trabajadores-deberan-auditorias-salariales-evitar-brecha-genero_1_6136850.html
English summary: https://spainsnews.com/companies-with-more-than-50-workers-must-carry-out-salary-audits-to-avoid-the-gender-gap/

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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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DigameXtra No. 1691 Thursday, July 30th 2020

Welcome to DigameXtra !

The content of this blog site comes from its subscribers/followers but is subject to editing and posting at the Editor’s discretion. The Editor is Naythan.

*Subscribe/follow to receive daily issues by email and gain submitting privileges.
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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free (you need to provide email) online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/   Free OnLine Photo Collage Maker Update: The Fotor.com website has been buggy lately. For an alternative, that did not even ask for my email to use it, try https://www.photocollage.com/
This may even be the better option now. -Ed.

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

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento).

 

Correcting flawed submissions: If you send an incorrect submission, or you forget to include the photos, please send in a new, full corrected submission and ask me to ignore the previous, incorrect submission. I am too busy to keep track of partial submissions in different emails and patch them together. Your cooperation is appreciated.  -Editor

 

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open (almost) anytime by appointment!
Need to get out again- safely?
We are happy to remind you that the Sculpture Garden is open again for your enjoyment, however it is imperative that you contact us for an appointment and details, as this will govern our opening times.
This is to manage numbers and arrival times and ensure your safety but of course there is ample space to maintain as much distance as you need while enjoying the many facets and sculptures around the Garden. You’ll find plenty of shady areas if you need to avoid direct sun!
If we can accommodate you on a Sunday it’s still most likely that your visit will be accompanied by live Chamber Music!
We look forward to seeing you (again!).
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar. Directions at www.kittyharri.com
609 706 210/639 563 213
Nick at kittyharri dot com

 

For One Night Only: The Vixens are coming to Fitzgerald’s Bar and Restaurant Nerja, situated under Super Sol by the town bridge with their superb tribute to Girl Power- Bananarama, Little Mix, Girls Aloud and of course The Spice Girls!
Thursday 6th August at 9pm, Entry just €10 OR Entry and 2 x course meal just €18.50
Reservations or more information Telephone 951 550 585
Reduced Capacity due to Goverment guidelines, so get your ticket now!
Presented by Coast FM Gold

 

Johnny Peru: This Friday July 31th from 20 h to 23 h live with the best versions of yesterday’s music in English and Spanish!
Legends Bar, Torre del Mar  FB link

 

Daniel’s Songs: Live at El Bar de las Motos. Sunday Aug 2nd, 6pm
Avenida Tivoli, 3, 29631 Benalmádena, Spain
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“Three Tenors” & Il Divo Tribute by Senza Catene: Today Thursday July 30th, on the stage of the “El Majuelo” park, Almuñécar,  in the open air, starting at 10.30pm.
Tickets, €12, can be purchased in person through Viajes Ecuador Almuñécar (Paseo Altillo) or at the Tourist Office (Palacete de La Naranja), or they can be purchased online https://bravoentradas.es/es/events/senza-catene-los-3-tenores

 

The Boardwalk in Marbella is hosting a fashion show on Wednesday, August 20: Attendees can enjoy a two-course menu with cava on arrival and a guest appearance from the wonderful Spice Girls all for €30.
For information and reservations, please all 0034 952 864 736
http://www.theboardwalkmarbella.com/

 

Flamenquito: Playing live at La Terraza Chill Out Bar. Thursday, July 30, 8:30 PM – 11 PM. Centro Comercial Miramar, Avenida de la Encarnación, S/N, 29640 Fuengirola. +34 952 19 81 95  FB link

 

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BluCee – Post full lockdown, we are now offering all previous services including property viewings and holiday rental services.
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income from in the next few months? If you do, we have professionals who are looking for longer term rentals. Especially on the coast from Rincon de la Victoria to Torre del Mar. We have the contacts, you have the property – list with us and we will work hard to make your property work for you!
Our offer is comprehensive, including all aspects of property management, one off or regular cleans, holiday changeovers and key holding.
Not only this but we can also fully manage your property, securing bookings, liaising with clients, arranging meet and greets, cleaning and laundry services.
In fact, we commit to do everything necessary to get your property rental-ready – guaranteed!
Thinking of selling your home? Lockdown has created some positives, one being lots of people have been stuck at home dreaming of their perfect place in the sun. We have a long list of clients looking to buy – list with us and we will work hard to sell your home!
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch.
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We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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Wanted: Air Conditioning Wi Fi Connection. Can anyone assist please. I have had a new Air Conditioning unit and it can be connected to Wi Fi. The fitter stated that an electrical control box needs to be fitted to connect the unit to
Wi FI. Can anyone supply this unit or supply and connect.
Please contact Kevin
E mail: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com
Or WhatsApp. 634328089.
Canillas de Albaida.

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-White bamboo display unit with glass shelves. Measurements Width 150cms Depth 40cms Height 187cms Price 35€
-Glass top granite/ marble coffee table. Measurements Length 140cms Width 80cms Height 50cms 15€
-Beautiful good quality pedestal extending table with 4 matching upholstered chairs with padded seat cushions. Measurements Unopened Diameter 100cms Height 80cms. Extended Width 125cms Depth 100cms Price 100€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Double bed base. €15. Dimensions 190 x 135 x 30. As new. Used about 3 times only, bought in an emergency. Email Michelle on Shelleyrowles87@gmail.com or Call Ray 00 44 7795 452817. Buyer to collect from Calle Alta, Torrox.

 

For Sale: Oak Console/Island unit. 86cmx120cmx45cm.
65euro. Buyer collects. David. Canillas de Albaida.
Tel/WhatsApp: 636924025
hexcompeta @ gmail . com

 

For Sale: Skywatcher astronomical telescope + accessories.
Skywatcher 150P Newtonian (6” reflector) telescope with equatorial mount and tripod. Includes dual axis motor drive and battery pack, LED finder ‘scope, polar alignment ‘scope, illuminated eyepiece, and two further high-quality eyepieces. Instruction manual. All very good condition, and little used.
New cost 800+ euros, 350 euros for a quick sale. Rod, Competa campo.
Phone: 951 069 982 or 684 381 652 (Whatsapp)
Or email rodney dot jones4 at gmail dot com

 

For Sale, 3 items:
– White aluminium sliding window with mosquito screen.
79 x 109. Very good condition. 50 Euros.
-Glass shower screen- fits on top of bath.
89 x 148. Very good condition. 40 euros.
-Roca Victoria toilet & cistern. Horizontal exit. Small scratch on toilet lid but otherwise in good, clean condition. 30 Euros.
Photos on request. Paul. Torrox campo. No track. 618234367. fellows186@hotmail.com

 

FREE: Weber BBQ going free. Needs a new grill shelf as the present one is rusty from lack of use. Large size, will take a turkey! Puente Don Manuel area. 655 640 862. Mary.

 

Wanted: Waterbed mattress. Our 6ft x 7ft waterbed mattress has sprung a leak after some 15 years so we need a replacement. Does any Digamite have one for sale?
I know it’s highly unlikely, but Her-in-Doors & Her-to-be-Obeyed told me to post it on DigameXtra! In Torrox.
Ray on 608568602, WhatsApp, messenger, FaceTime or text.

 

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Scientists solve mystery of the origin of Stonehenge megaliths: (Reuters) – Scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed monument in Wiltshire, England, thanks to a core sample that had been kept in the United States for decades.
Geochemical testing indicates that 50 of Stonehenge’s 52 pale-gray sandstone megaliths, known as sarsens, share a common origin about 15 miles (25 km) away at a site called West Woods on the edge of Wiltshire’s Marlborough Downs, researchers said on Wednesday.
The sarsens were erected at Stonehenge around 2500 BC. The largest stands 30 feet (9.1 meters) tall. The heaviest weighs about 30 tons.
“The sarsen stones make up the iconic outer circle and central trilithon (two vertical stones supporting a horizontal stone) horseshoe at Stonehenge. They are enormous,” said University of Brighton geomorphologist David Nash, who led the study published in the journal Science Advances.
Stonehenge’s smaller bluestones previously were traced to Pembrokeshire in Wales 150 miles (250 km) away, but the origin of the sarsens had defied identification. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-stonehenge/scientists-solve-mystery-of-the-origin-of-stonehenge-megaliths-idUSKCN24U2VG

 

Amazon UK may spell trouble for brick & mortar supermarkets by providing free grocery delivery: Amazon Fresh offers same or next-day grocery deliveries for customers in London and parts of the Home Counties. Shoppers have to subscribe to Amazon Prime to get it and users currently have to pay an additional monthly fee or a delivery charge per order. It has about 10,000 products including fresh, chilled and frozen food.
From Tuesday, this service will now be a free benefit to subscribers in these areas on orders above £40.
About 40 postcodes in Surrey will also have access to a faster offer, with a possible same-day delivery before midnight if you order by 21:00.
Amazon says it will roll out this quicker and unlimited free delivery grocery service to “multiple cities” by the end of this year. Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53559116

 

Zimbabwe signs billion-dollar deal to repay white farmers: Zimbabwe’s government on Wednesday signed a deal with former white farmers to pay them billions of dollars in compensation roughly two decades after they lost their land in often violent invasions. But because the government does not readily have the money, the farmers will be part of a team tasked with raising the cash.
The government will borrow on international markets and the farmers will be part of a “joint resource mobilization committee” tasked with raising the money, according to the agreement.
Mnangagwa, who took power in 2017 after Mugabe was forced to resign, has encouraged former white farmers to apply for pieces of land. Full story: https://apnews.com/cca5777366726c485510f4efc48bd367

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

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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

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

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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. 1690 Wednesday, July 29th 2020

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free (you need to provide email) online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/   Free OnLine Photo Collage Maker Update: The Fotor.com website has been buggy lately. For an alternative, that did not even ask for my email to use it, try https://www.photocollage.com/
This may even be the better option now. -Ed.

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Rob Sas & David Rock Duo: This Saturday August 1, David and I will be blasting through lots of classic rock tunes at Louie Louie Rock Estepona from around midnight. Come and join us. 23:30, free entry.
Puerto Deportivo – Av Luis Braille, Estepona 29680
https://www.facebook.com/louielouierockbar/

 

Flash Time: Playing live Sat Aug 8th at The Cazbah Live Lounge, Mijas.

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
There will be no summer break this year and I will be available throughout August.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.

 

Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/

 

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com

 

Hgv 1 Driving Work: Looking for Hgv 1 driving work in Costa del Sol from mid October 2020. Clean licence, hgv held for 32 years. Cpc and digi cards.
Up to date with cpc hours.
Please call Paul on 0044 7982688960

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga is now fully open!
We have started to receive clients but by appointment only. It is wonderful to finally be able to have visitors! We are of course following the legal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
The summer is a great time to plant Vetiver as this plant is indigenous to India. Vetiver loves the heat of summer to grow. Vetiver is often used as a wind barrier in the fall and winter months. Vetiver is the best plant to stabilise erosion prone locations before the first fall rains come. We have plenty of plants in stock for either pickup or delivery via the Spanish Correos.
It is always a great way to spend a day in the garden.
We also have Moringa seeds, Lemon Grass, Moringa seedlings and now our new product, Organic Moringa Powder. If you do not know the medicinal powers of Moringa you can check it out here. https://www.vetiverspain.org/moringa-oleifera-.html
This month we have some specials for both pickup and shipments.
Contact: David y Anna
www DOT vetiverspain DOT com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
Cell and WhatsApp: (34) 692 288 657

Vetiver
Lemon Grass

 

 

 

 

 

For Sale: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Notebook
UK “slim” business model. Super fast!
Direct from the Lenovo factory + additional upgrades
Factory Reconditioned by Lenovo, spotless, everything has been replaced with new components, looks brand new!
Intel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz
Brand new 8GB RAM, Premium quality from Komputer Bay
Brand new 128GB SSD, High performance model
Brand new DVDRW 8X speed
Windows 10 Pro v1909 x64, Legal copy from factory with product key sticker
Brand new HD 15.6-inch display
Brand new 4 hr. battery
Brand new UK keyboard
Connections: (1) VGA, (1) HDMI, (2) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0, (1) RJ45,
(1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader, BT
Brand new Stereo speakers by Dolby
Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Dual Noise-Cancelling Microphones
Price: €400. Has 90 day hardware guaranty from Lenovo. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
Contact Naythan: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)

 

Mum’s cafe and Tea Room: Starting this week we have a new Breakfast menu serving from 10.30am to 1pm. You can choose from
Meal 1- Toast with butter & jam or marmalade, tea or coffee & a glass of orange juice for 4€.
Meal 2 – toast or baguette with chopped tomatoes, tea or coffee & a glass of orange juice for 4€.
Meal 3 – an oven toasted croissant with ham & cheese, tea or coffee & a glass of orange juice for 4.50€.
Meal 4 – A bacon sandwich with red or brown sauce, tea or coffee & a glass of orange juice for 4.50€
Meal 5 – Bacon & scrambled egg on toast with red or brown sauce, tea or coffee & a glass of orange juice for 5.00€
Find us in Torrox Costa, Avenida El Faro towards the lighthouse. Contact on – gizmo.73 @ icloud .com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Pram “Chicco” only used by visiting grandchildren, 25 euro.
-Child’s car seat, 25 euros.
We live in Torrox Campo and can arrange to meet.
E-mail: mariaispanien@hotmail.com
WhatsApp: 0034-626683359.
Telephone: 0034-951067797

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

MS sufferer seeks insurance: Woman with Multiple Sclerosis seeks Spanish Health Insurance.
My UK wife suffers from MS and we are trying to get Residencia for her, which requires her to have health insurance in Spain. She has been refused insurance by six Spanish companies because of her MS. She is not yet 65 and is not eligible for an S1 from the UK. Does anyone know of an MS sufferer who has managed to get health insurance in Spain and if so which company provided this? Please email Bill at
billbroc@hotmail.com or call on (+34) 633 146 152

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Social media sites include Facebook and Whatsapp go down for hours: A message shown to users trying to access Facebook read: “Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minute.” Downdetector.co.uk reported over 7700 complaints that Facebook was down in the UK with the outage beginning at about 10am this morning and lasting four hours. Social media users also flooded Twitter with posts to complain that they could not access the other social websites.
Source: https://global247news.com/2020/07/28/social-media-sites-include-facebook-and-whatsapp-go-down-for-hours/

 

Spain reports over one million job losses during coronavirus crisis: A quarterly fall of this scale was not even recorded during the worst months of the 2008 global recession. The entire second quarter reflected the impact of the coronavirus crisis, unlike the first quarter, which included the first two weeks of March before the declaration of the state of alarm. According to the EPA, a total of 3.37 million people are unemployed in Spain, the unemployment rate is 15.3%, and the workforce has fallen to 18.6 million. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-07-28/spain-reports-over-one-million-job-losses-during-coronavirus-crisis.html

 

UK advises against non-essential travel to Spain, including the islands:
Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez has called Britain’s quarantine requirement “not well adjusted” to the epidemiological situation in the country. The decision to extend the recommendation against non-essential travel to all of the country, including the Balearic and Canary islands, is expected to lead to thousands of more holiday cancellations to Spain and devastate Spain’s already ailing tourism industry. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-07-28/uk-advises-against-non-essential-travel-to-spain-including-the-islands.html

 

Andalucia Reduces Restaurant Capacity to 60 Per Cent to Try to Combat Covid-19 Spike: The most wide-reaching decision will see the capacity of restaurants cut from 75 to 60 per cent and table sizes reduced from 25 to 12 whilst nightclubs will need to keep a register of guests details so that they may be contacted in the event of an outbreak of coronavirus.
Once again, the ordering of drinks at bars has been banned and drinks will have to be ordered at a pre-assigned table. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/28/andalucia-reduces-restaurant-capacity-to-60-per-cent-to-try-to-combat-covid-19-spike/

 

Costa del Sol’s Police Tighten Controls and Checkpoints to Stop Cars:
Police presence on the Costa del Sol is booming as the streets of Fuengirola are reportedly flooded with patrol cars and check-points. Now the Costa del Sol’s police tighten controls and checkpoints to make sure all citizens are wearing a mask, and if they are not, to see if they are in the same family.
Please make sure that you all wear a mask when you are travelling with one, or more, passengers in your car, who do not all officially live at the same address. According to news sources, the police have been seen in various parts of the Costa del Sol conducting checkpoints to strictly ensure that this rule is being enforced. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/27/costa-del-sols-police-tighten-controls-and-checkpoints-to-stop-cars/

 

If you think WhatsApp is private and secure, think again: Here is well known industry insider and cyber security expert Nick Espinosa reporting on what is being discussed at recent tech conferences regarding WhatsApp. Facebook has plans to scan everything you put on WhatsApp (and are probably already doing so)…in order to protect you! Nick is a nationally recognized speaker, member of the Forbes Technology Council, TEDx Speaker and award winning co-author of a bestselling book “Easy Prey” among many other credentials. For better security have a look at Signal, or for business use look at Wickr
WhatsApp Fun Facts:
-Your Chats Are At Risk. Although WhatsApp says that their messages are “end to end encrypted” that only applies to the message while it is momentarily in transit. Since WhatsApp messages are saved forever in the WhatsApp/Fakebook servers un-encrypted, they’re vulnerable. Rogue Facebook and WhatsApp employees who need a financial bonus have access to your data and sell it to unscrupulous buyers of which there is no shortage. Even Police, tax collectors and insurance companies have been known to buy this info to spy on individuals and businesses. Scammers also you this info, for example, when pretending to be your bank, to provide you private details to convince you to trust them.
-Deleted Messages Can Be Easily Read. When you delete a message, WhatsApp doesn’t remove it, instead WhatsApp hides the message and covers it with a label that says “? This message was deleted.” The message stays on the recipient’s device and a simple tool named WAMR (WhatsApp Message Recovery) can be used to read that deleted message with ease. Think the ‘Clear All Chat’ option will save you? It will not. All deleted messages are also backed up to the cloud, where it stays forever, accessable by WhatsApp and Facebook employees and their 3rd party contractors.
-Your Meta Data Is Shared. WhatsApp shares it’s users’ metadata with Fakebook and other companies. Information such as the person with whom you chat, how often you chat and which group chats you are a member of is all saved forever and shared. Metadata is also kept on your device unencrypted, visable by hackers. This data gives hugely valuable information about your network of acquaintances and the patterns of your life.
References:
https://www.bbb.org/article/scams/20246-scam-alert-scammers-target-new-victims-using-whatsapp
https://www.mobisium.com/tech/technology/8-reasons-why-you-should-stop-using-whatsapp/
https://www.slashgear.com/you-should-stop-using-whatsapp-right-now-02586098/
https://www.techlegends.in/stop-using-whatsapp/
https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/technology/why-you-shouldnt-use-whatsapp-anymore/1431864/
https://lifehacker.com/stop-using-whatsapp-if-you-care-about-your-privacy-1825719172
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Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
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DigameXtra No. 1689 Tuesday, July 28th 2020

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How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free (you need to provide email) online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/   Free OnLine Photo Collage Maker Update: The Fotor.com website has been buggy lately. For an alternative, that did not even ask for my email to use it, try https://www.photocollage.com/
This may even be the better option now. -Ed.

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

When you need reliable info consult The Citizens Advice Bureau Spain at https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/…or the website or Facebook page of your local Town Hall (Ayuntamiento). I suggest you check it daily.

 

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Hotel and Restaurant La Casa:
Come and have a few days away in our beautiful Hotel with amazing views!
We are situated in Torrox Pueblo and a very safe place to stay!
We are offering a special price of 65 euro per double room per night with breakfast included if you book direct!
We also have an amazing restaurant with freshly prepared home cooked food!
This week we are doing a special of mussels marinara
to book call us on 952535471/662039741
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036

 

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Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Service Providers, send me your Youtube video link and I will put the video of your service in action here below your posts!
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

 

Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Public Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 

 

SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
Architect service, building licence applications
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk ; Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Land Rover Defender 200 TDi RHD. LWB (110)
Full length roof rack, tow bar, dog guard
Fully Spanish compliant
Current ITV, road tax 2020 paid
123,000 miles. (198,000 kilometres)
1 owner last 25 years
First registered U.K. 1991
Reason for sale – downsized from campo to pueblo
Price: 5,750 euros
Derek, Caleta de Velez. Phone/WhatsApp. (+34) 655 62 98 21)

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Heavy duty metal gates. Only used inside in a foyer. Each gate measures 1204mm x 905mm. Heavy duty fixing bolts included. €180.
-Celestron Reflector Newtonian Telescope complete with Celestron Moon Filter. €120.
-Skamper ramp for pets (ideal for pool or boat) 64 x 33x 16cm. €40.
Call, text or WhatsApp After 10am on 600 85 56 14 (Iznate) or
email stevenrbka @ mail. com (delete spaces)
Telescope and ramp can be viewed via the Internet for more info.

 

For Sale: Pine desk in good condition €25 Competa Tel: 657116330 Collection only. Debbie.

 

2 Computers For Sale: Dell Tower and Siemens laptop
Used DELL Tower Computer.
Dell Optiplex 755- Only 180 days on the clock.
Full sized tower, not the smaller desktop version.
-Intel Core Duo processor at 2.33GHz, 32 bit, with updated BIOS
-Upgraded cooling system
-Upgraded video card
-Upgraded to 3Gb high performance RAM
-Fresh Windows 10 v1909
-150Gb Hard drive
-Built-in wifi and DVD player
-8x USB 2.0, DVI & VGA video output (no HDMI, but DVI to HDMI converters are available for a few euros at large computer shops, or online)
Fully cleaned but there was no need to refurb this one. I just installed some high performance hardware upgrades I had in stock. Runs great.
Price €200 (add large flat screen LG monitor, €20).  Buyer collects.
-Siemens laptop Refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6″ display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has a hard-to-find international North Europe/English keyboard perfect for bilingual English and Scandinavian speakers, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. Includes delux briefcase style carry bag. No HDMI. €200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Veggie Boxes: I want to submit this recommendation for the Veggie Boxes delivered every week direct to your home as I think it’s a very valuable service in this Covid Summer.
Super Veggie Boxes delivered every week direct to your home . Every week Nick brings me a 5 kg box of delicious fresh vegetables straight from the farm complete with a recipe sheet with ideas how to cook one of the vegetables (8€). They select lovely, perfect , healthy vegetables which saves the problem of leaving the home at this time. Ideal for the elderly or people not wanting to go out due to the virus, heat or the crowds.
A bigger box of 8 kgs is available for families.(12€).
Absolutely fabulous , friendly and professional service.
Nick speaks English on 644163502
For Spanish phone 644197190 .
Why not give them a ring and try a box? I don t think you will be disappointed.
More details La SuperCaja Verde on the internet .
Submitted by Judy, Torrox Costa 620742393
judyannspain@yahoo. com

 

Domestic Cleaner: Last year I saw an advertisement by a lady who stated she cleaned domestically at several houses a week for several hours. This lady had an opening as one of her clients had now finished. I wondered if anyone is aware of the advertisement and the person who placed the advertisement.
Please contact Kevin WhatsApp 634328089.
E mail: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com.
Canillas de Albaida.

 

Postal scam: My son sent me a parcel from the U.K., I then received an email saying that Spanish post office (correos.es) had a parcel but the address was incorrect and I should pay €1.10 and change the address. This email is very plausible, but when I examined the email address it had come from Jamaica !! Please don’t fall foul of this scam.
Tony, Competa, tmonks2@gmail.com

 

News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Cheap virus-killing spray that costs pennies could end coronavirus nightmare: Until such times as a vaccine is found to the coronavirus, there are protocols in place to try to slow the spread.  One solution which has been pretty much ignored is HOCI, (Hypochlorous Acid), which has been used to great effect already in South Korea for front line workers. Using a ‘fogger’ tunnel at the entrance or exit of any buildings, or shops, or even tunnels in the streets, (no bigger than a bus shelter), could disinfect literally hundreds of thousands of people every day, by simply walking through the fine mist. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/25/cheap-virus-killing-spray-that-costs-pennies-could-end-coronavirus-nightmare/

 

Eight-year-old Empties Grandparents’ Bank Account after Blowing Three Grand on an Online Computer Game!: A Scottish couple were shocked to discover the amount was missing when they checked their online balance shortly after signing their eight-year-old granddaughter up to gaming platform Roblox. The pensioners have now been left with a £3,000 bill, innocently racked up by their young grandchild after playing the online computer game. It is understood that they signed their granddaughter up to the gaming platform just to keep her occupied through the lockdown.
Roblox has about 100 million users worldwide and is very popular with children. Roblox is free to download but young users are encouraged to buy virtual money – called Robux – to spend during play. If payment settings aren’t configured correctly when the account is set up, it is easy to purchase Roblox money without limit. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/27/eight-year-old-empties-grandparents-bank-account-after-blowing-three-grand-on-an-online-computer-game/

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:

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

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

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

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

 

Humour Section

Top comic strip donated by mooselakecartoons.com

Free Comic Strips provided by https://comics.azcentral.com

Submitted by T.W.

 

Exchange quotes by www.xe.com

GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)

USD>EUR

 

Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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Today in History: Click Here
Today’s Front Pages, worldwide: Click Here
Daily Crossword Puzzle: Click Here
Daily Mail UK- Daily Sudoku: Click Here

Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

DigameXtra Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/DigameXtracom-100456328093689/  and  https://www.facebook.com/Digame-Torrox-Blog-106444724153160/
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Service Providers, send in a demo vid and I will include a link to it in your ads. See the Rules Page for full details on submitting videos. Visit the DigameXtra YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4aMm7BO2xK8U3MD2SX16eA

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