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Robert de Niro opens Nobu in Marbella

Iconic American actor Robert de Niro flew into Marbella last night to officially open the latest addition to his Nobu Hotel and Restaurant business. Flanked by co owners Nobu Matsuhisa, Meir Teper, Drew Nieporent, and managing partner Richie Notar, as well as Puente Romano owner Daniel Shamoon, de Niro arrived by helicopter and was whisked to a press conference. A traditional sake opening party…

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Vikings land at Playa Padre

Vikings were spotted on the beach in Marbella this weekend. Maria Bravo and Katheryn Winnik  - star of the hit TV series Vikings - kicked off the summer season at  fashionable Marbella Beach Club Playa Padre.     Bravo, who is a co-owner of Playa Padre together with Nicolás Escanez, Albert Beniflah and other members of the MOSH Group.  said: "It is a pleasure to start the summer season…

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Happy Food in Marbella!

Want to get healthy and happy this summer? Marbella-based food guru Bettina Campolucci-Bordi http://Marbellisima – Bettina Campolucci-Bordi has just published her latest book Happy Food. The healthy food guide is available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Food-Fresh-Simple-Vegan/dp/1784881570/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526206339&sr=8-1&keywords=happy+food+bettina next…

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BREAKING NEWS: Victim named in Fatal shooting

What should have been a happy family celebration turned into a scene of horror in San Pedro earlier today Website Marbella Confidencial named the victim as David Ávila Ramos, 36, known as ‘el Maradona'. He was fatally shot in front of his wife and children as they were due to attend one of the children's communion. The attack took place close to the Iglesia Parroquial Virgen del Rocio just before…

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Liverpool to prepare for final in Marbella

Liverpool will train for the biggest match in their recent history in Marbella. Jurgen Klopp will make the final preparations for the upcoming Champions League Final at the Marbella Football Center between May 16-19. The team will take on Real Madrid in the final in Kiev on May 26. Liverpool have trained at the Marbella Football Center before. In February they held a four day training camp after…

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BREAKING NEWS. MARBELLA BOMB SCARE

Marbella's main street the Avda. Ricardo Soriano has been cordoned off due to a bomb scare According to reports a threat was reported via anonymous phone call at 11am to a Bankia branch in Marbella which is next to Zara. The agents of the Tedax unit of the National Police are checking the premises to look for possible explosives using sniffer dogs.

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Mutterings from the Lake – Keep your kit on!

So here we go, ready for another summer season on the coast. The last of the spring rains have fallen - I know this because a huge excavator was down a few weeks ago, shattering the peace and quiet of the lake. Istan Town Hall send this behemoth down once a year to smooth out the track to the lake as it is an ‘acceso publico’, although after the deluge of the past couple of weeks, the ‘publico’…

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Beach Polo comes to the Kempinski

Estepona will be the centre of the polo world for one weekend in May when the first edition of the Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup 2018 take place. At a press conference at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía,  Estepona mayor José María García Urbano stated  “Estepona has a unique opportunity to show the world its capacity to organise important events such as these”. He stressed that it was an excellent…

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Club Med lays first brick on its return to Spain

A beautiful Marbella day greeted the official announcement and laying of the first brick marking Club Med's return to Spain. Club Med president Henri Giscard d'Estaing, Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz, Dr Dokali Megharief, founder of Magna Hotel and Resorts and Jihad Megharief, president of Magna Hotel and Resorts, we present at the event, held in the resort's grounds.   The company's…

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El Paseo del Mar – eclectic, electric, unmissable!

We are witnessing a renaissance in the luxury hotel market on the Coast. Already this year Nobu Hotel has opened at the Puente Romano, while work has already started on the W Marbella to the east of town. Bringing its A game to the table in an increasingly competitive market, the Kempinski Bahia Hotel, took the bold move of rebooting and revamping. One of the best known hotels on the Coast -…

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Climbing La Concha for David

Popular Marbella DJ Russell Soden, who famously climbed Marbella's emblematic La Concha mountain an incredible 40 times in 40 days for charity, is lacing up his climbing boots for another great cause. This Saturday, April 21, Russell will be heading up La Concha to raise money for David Toms. The much loved photographer suffered life changing injuries in a near fatal motorcycle accident in 2016.…

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A new “Golden Era” for Marbella property

•  Report highlights price of housing in some areas of Marbella is still below the peaks of 2006 and 2007 • In other ultra-prime areas, prices have even almost doubled since 2011 • The new construction cycle is just beginning, reaching only 10.88% of projects approved in 2017 compared to the 2007 total The number of residential property sales in Marbella and its immediate surroundings,…

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Mutterings from the Lake – If they could talk to the animals…

‘Never work with children or animals’ the old theatrical adage goes and the same could justly be applied to that other branch of the entertainment world that is otherwise known as Marbella politics. The Town Hall has had more power struggles and shady dealing than a Sopranos’ season finale during the G.I.L era, more bloodletting and surprise attacks than the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones when…

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Looking after your eyes on World Health Day

Today 2018 is World Health Day and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 70th anniversary, with the theme this year being universal health coverage. The WHO estimates that in 2010, 285 million people were visually impaired. 80% of all causes of visual impairment, however,  are preventable or curable. In 2014 WHO launched a global action plan for Universal Eye Health and has just two more years to…

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Gibraltar: Spain hopes for “third time lucky” on airport deal

Spain hopes to sign off on a bilateral agreement with Britain over Gibraltar before October so as not to hinder a Brexit transition deal, as well as joint use of the airport, Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis told Reuters yesterday. Failure to reach an agreement on Gibraltar, a could disrupt a planned 21-month transition period for Britain following its official withdrawal from the European…

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Club Med to return to Spain

An iconic Marbella hotel is set for a €70-million renovation after being closed for over ten years. The Hotel Don Miguel is due to reopen in 2019 after investors, who bought the abandoned property in 2013 under the name Magna Hotels & Resorts, reached a deal with top French hotel operator, Club Med. A VIP ceremony in April will mark the beginning of the refurbishment which will create some…

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Mutterings from the lake – The Rain Man…

As the saying goes “Careful what you wish for”. I have been bleating on for months about the lack of rainfall in Andalucía over winter with dire warnings about impending water shortages and widespread drought. My wooden fishing boats had become land locked, the normally submerged houses, abandoned when the reservoir that I live on was created in 1970, had started to appear and Marbella’s 4x4…

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CADI Charity at La Catarina

Funky Craft Brewery La Catarina is the venue for tonight's Charity Raffle in favour of Centro de Atención a la Diversidad Infantil. The funds will be going to CADI (Centro de Atencion a la Diversidad Infantil) an association created by parents of children with special needs and who organise events in order to raise money to go towards therapies that would otherwise be very expensive and towards…

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Work starts on the W

Work is due to start on the W Marbella next month The €300 million project, located on the east of Marbella, will consist of 200 rooms, including 26 suites as well The Residences at W Marbella - a hundred apartments and low-rise villas that will offer owners access to all the facilities and services of the hotel. With the opening of W Marbella in 2021, Spain will be the only European country to…

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Easter – Perfect for a little wine time

http://www.planetmarbella.com/wp-content/uploads/VID-20180326-WA0003.mp4 If you fancy indulging in your passion for wine that is a million miles away from a normal vineyard tour....

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