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Have yourself a hassle free Christmas!

Stuff the turkey! If you want to enjoy a traditional Christmas Dinner on December 25, but the thought of planning, preparing and actually cooking the meal itself fills you with dread (or you just can’t be arsed/know that you’ll be too full of “Festive Spirit” to cook), worry not. Frango’s Peri–Peri has the solution. Celso, Jorge and the team will prepare a free range turkey, along with roast…

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Marbella cracks down on graffiti

Marbella Town Hall has launched a co-ordinated campaign against graffiti, with the aim of making the town completely grafitti free. At a meeting with councilor for works, Javier Garcia, head of town cleaning, Diego Lopez, and the head of the Local Police, Javier Martin, mayor Ángeles Muñoz announced that they would act against the problem in  a coordinated manner. " We will act immediately to…

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Maestro in the Market!

Marbella’s Municipal Market is well known as the place where local chefs go to get the freshest produce. But even they were stunned when Juan Marí Arzak, Spain’s undisputed greatest chef and holder of three Michelin stars, popped in for a quick tapa last month. Once a month the market is the setting for “Matinée del Mercao” featuring great retro bands and DJs playing vinyl records, and the crowd…

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Hot Christmas Ball kicks off the Festive Season with Style!

Kind hearted Marbella residents donated over €6500 at the Hot Christmas Ball last Saturday. The packed out event, which took place at the fabulously stylish Alevante Restaurant, on the first floor of the Marbella Puerto Deportivo Yacht Club, raised over €6800  for Costa Christmas Collections on the night.   Guests enjoyed a champagne reception and a  delicious three course dinner…

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Harry Winks and Michael Campbell hit The Heights!

Harry Winks and Michael Campbell have become ambassadors for the new luxury villa project The Heights at La Resina Golf near Marbella The team behind the project proudly announced the two sports stars as the official ambassadors of The Heights -  a new luxury development of 11 unique private villas in a secured gated golf and country club estate - at the recent launch. Tottenham Hotspur and…

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Kempinski to undergo major redesign

The five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona is set to update its lobby and culinary areas, as part of an extensive investment. The management team and architects, Akos Bara, aim to create modern, elegant and opulent public spaces, embracing the very essence of Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury Hotel Collection,  andsynonymous with luxury travel worldwide. The redesign will take place…

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Triple A Charity Calendar Now Available

Marbella animal charity Triple A has launched its 2018 calendar. The calendar features dogs and cats available for forever homes and has been shot by talented photographer Talia Giraudo, who has been closely involved in documenting day-to-day life at the shelter. Priced at €10, the calendars are available from Triple A Clínica Veterinaria Metazoo Clínica Veterinaria Zarpas y Bigotes Clínica…

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Derby day at Fortress Bahia!

The Autumn Internationals may have ended, but rugby is alive and kicking this weekend in Marbella. After all the rain in midweek the pitch should be in perfect conditional as Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club take on Sevilla rivals Ciencias Sevilla RC in a huge Andalucian derby match. After a heavy defeat in Madrid last weekend, Marbella will be looking to get back to winning ways and, as always, can…

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Hot Christmas Ball to start the Festive Season!

The Hot Christmas Ball proves that Marbella has a heart as well as plenty of soul! Christmas in Marbella is always fantastic - a time for getting together to celebrate with family and friends, but also a time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. This Christmas Hot Magazine is delighted to be involved with the Hot Christmas Ball, which takes place on Friday December 2nd at the…

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Have a Craft Beer Christmas!

If you want to kick your Christmas celebrations off with a little style, El Grifo , the craft beer and gin bar in Marbella is the perfect place! Situated behind the Marbella lighthouse, El Grifo offers ten craft beers on tap and numerous craft gins to choose. Since opening in summer the bar has quickly become a favourite  for residents and tourists alike. As a vibrant cross-section of the…

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Hundreds expected for demo against pet poisoner

Animal lovers and concerned parents are expected to be among demonstrators at a protest due to be held in San Pedro Alcantara this afternoon. After the shocking number of pet deaths by a poisoner in Nueva Andalucia, a story that was covered in the Spanish national news, animal campaigners have organised a demonstration calling on the authorities to take action. Over 17 dogs and cats have been…

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Normal Service will be resumed as soon as possible

Apologies for the break in regular posts A wicked combination of traditional seasonal Manflu plus a perfect storm of dealines and new clients, as well as my work on Talk Radio Europe, has meant that I really haven't had time to post. Since I've been off air however, a few bits and pieces have caught my eye, and I'll try and cover them this week. The good news is that the Tennis Club Puente Romano…

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Barcelona Blues

It’s a common complaint. British expats in Spain, especially on the Costa del Sol, live in their own little bubble, cut off from what is really happening in Spain and more concerned with who got voted off ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ than what is happening on their adopted country. You really would have had to have been living under the proverbial stone for the past month, however, for the recent…

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Halloween Horrors planned for Marbella

If you are a fan of ghosts, ghouls and all things that go bump in the night, then Marbella Old Town will be the place to be for Halloween. Marbella Town Hall has announced a spooky series of events for Tuesday October 31, including a zombie parade and a passage of terror! The fiendish fun for all ages starts at 6pm and centres around the Plaza de los Naranjos and includes Halloween goodies, a…

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Another Victory at “Fortress Bahia”?

If it's Sunday it must be rugby! Once again Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club will be counting on great vocal support from the team's passionate fans at "Fortress Bahia”. Currently fifth in the league, Marbella will look to continue their impressive start to the season when they welcome Union Rugby Almeria, the league's bottom side. Marbella's performances have been improving as the season continues,…

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The 60 second San Pedro Feria rundown

It's the San Pedro Feria weekend and the weather forecast looks great for the next two days, so if you want to enjoy the last feria of the season, here are few highlights. Saturday - 1pm Feria opens. The Caseta Infantil has activities for the little ones, while the Caseta “Mi Hogar" has dancing for the over-65 as well as a performance by the San Pedro Choir  and at the Peña Caballista Las…

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All the fun of the (San Pedro) Feria

The traditional downpour has been and gone and the forecast looks good for the weekend, so why not head out and enjoy the San Pedro Feria this weekend? Thursday was a local holiday so everyone is in the party mood this weekend. You can either opt to go full traditional (flamenco dress optional) and eat, drink and dance your way through the day and or night at one of the many casetas, or test your…

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Yellow weather warning for Marbella tonight

Well the rains finally arrived this morning in spectacular style. I'm sure that I wasn't the only person in Marbella to be wakened at around 6am by a clap of thunder and sudden downpour. I also had to deal with mopping up a flooded kitchen and bathroom, but the lightning was spectacular over the town. 30 litres fell last night and parts of Marbella had their light and water cut off, while driving…

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Another pet poisoned

Another pet is suspected to have fallen victim to the poisoner that has brought misery and fear to Nueva Andalucia in the past few days. The  dead cat was dicovered in Urbanisation Locrimar, Nueva Andalucia. It brings to 16 the number of domestic pets killed by the poison. Local residents in nearby La Campana, where poison has was discovered in Parque La Futura, a popular children’s play area,…

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Air Misery Forecast for Passengers

Passengers on flights to and from Spain are being advised that there may be cancellations and delays after French Air Traffic Controllers joined a national strike being held today and into tomorrow. Ryanair has cancelled over 220 flights, affecting about 40,000 passengers. easyJet and British Airways have also announced cancellations or delays. Passengers who are due to travel today are being…

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