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Heat,dust and a hard-won Marbella victory!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club recorded a nail baiting 30-24 victory against CD Arquitectura in the first home game of the season. It may have been late September but it felt like high summer as the teams took to the pitch at "Fortress Bahia" and the home spectators were soon looking for whatever shade they could, with the tree lined south banking proving especially popular as well as looking…

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BREAKING NEWS: Brit rushed to hospital after stabbing in Banus

The senseless violence that has stained the summer in Marbella continues In the latest incident, a 24-year-old man was stabbed twice in the legs as he left a barbers, believed to be Harrison's, in Puerto Banus on Wednesday at 6pm. Sources say the attacker calmly got into a getaway car and drove off. The victim was rushed to the Hospital Costa del Sol. The motive for the attack is unknown, but…

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Something for the Weekend – MTV Gibraltar Calling, Irish Festivals and Rugby!

We may be coming to the end of September, but it still feels like summer and there is plenty going on to keep the vibe going! MTV Gibraltar Calling is well underway and after great sets by Texas and Two Door Cinema Club last night, the Main Stage will host sets by Rag'n'Bone Man (9pm), Rita Ora (10.30pm) and headliner Stormzy brings Grime to Gib at midnight.Meanwhile the Classic Stage sees…

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Marbella woman suffers severe burns in domestic violence incident

A 59-year-old Marbella woman suffered burns to 70% of her body after her partner allegedly started a fire in two parts of their house this morning. Firefighters were called to the house around 2 am after reports of a blaze and found the woman with serious burns to her arms and torso. She was taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital and later transferred by helicopter to the Virgen del Rocío Hospital…

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Be Lagom aims to break new ground

International promoter Altur Homes today launched Be Lagom, one of the most exclusive and groundbreaking promotions on the Costa del Sol. CEO Javier Hernandez, Chief Operations Officer Marina Romero and Benahavis Mayor Jose Antonio Mena held a press conference to explain the unique project Set in a singularly beautiful location with spectacular views over the Mediterranean, Be Lagom will…

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Marbella bank heist the latest in a summer of crime

The summer criminal madness continues Three armed men robbed  Bankinter on Avda. Ricardo Soriano in the centre of Marbella. fleeing with around €200,000 yesterday morning. Police confirmed that the incident took place just after 8am. It is believed the robbers managed to grab the cash by making a hole in the manager’s office. Bank workers say the men were armed but no one was hurt during the…

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Triple A Fundraiser set for La Sala

 La Sala Banus will be the venue for a fabulous evening of fundraising for Marbella's non-profit animal shelter Triple A. The evening event takes place on Wednesday September 26 at the Live Lounge at La Sala Banus, with  entertainment by local favourite Peet Rothwell and a special guest appearance by British bodybuilder and six times Mr Olympia Dorian Yates, a committed ambassador for the cause.…

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Something for the Weekend? – Book Review “A Holiday to Die For” By Marion Leigh

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews A Holiday to Die For by Marion Leigh Petra Minx is back. This time the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Marine Unit sergeant is on the holiday of a lifetime in South Africa with her Italian friend, Interpol officer Carlo. They are there to attend Carlo’s cousin’s wedding and to take in a safari in the world famous Erosha National Park. However, her suspicions…

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An open letter from HMA Simon Manley to British citizens living in Spain

As many of you are no doubt aware, this autumn will be an important period in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, leading up to the European Council meeting on October 18. Ahead of that, you might have seen that the Government has published a series of technical notices on a range of areas, to help businesses and citizens prepare in the unlikely event of a no deal Brexit. Firstly, let me reassure…

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Impending Rains trigger Orange Alert for Marbella

Get your brollies ready! The Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated an orange alert for heavy rains starting at midnight tonight and lasting most of Saturday for Marbella. Rainfall is forecast at 30mm. The good weather is set to return on Sunday.  

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Oak Garden and Grill – Passionate Perfection

One of the rare pleasures of Marbella is dining under the stars. Living here year round, we can get blasé about just how fabulous enjoying great food in a beautiful setting can be. So if you are feeling that Marbella has lost some of its sparkle, an evening at Oak Garden and Grill will remind you just how lucky we are to live here. Oak Garden and Grill is now firmly established as a “must do”…

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Remembering Mel

As a rule of thumb, I don’t answer the phone after 11pm. That’s normally on the grounds that whoever is calling me is either bearing the type of news that will keep me up worrying all night, is a little ‘over refreshed’ and drunk dialing, has sat on the phone and is dialing by mistake, or a cunning combination of all of the above. So when my mobile buzzed at 12.30am on a Thursday with a call from…

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Something for the Weekend – Book Review – How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush, by Emmy Abrahamson

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush by Emmy Abrahamson Part fiction, part autobiography, How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush is a witty romantic comedy with a twist. Julia is single, late twenties woman, living in Vienna and teaching English in a language school. Following a failed relationship and a succession of disastrous…

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It’s the Vuelta Rant!

Stuck in traffic chaos caused by the Vuelta de España today, I reached for the smartphone...    

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Tour de Farce!!!

It was last Monday that was the final straw. Granted most Monday mornings can prove to be the last straw, especially when I am running late, again, for my radio show and only on my second coffee of the morning. Three café solos are normally needed to get me even near to a functional level. Having bumped up the track that leads from the Casita to the main road, I was thundering down towards the…

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Vuelta de España to affect traffic Sunday-Monday

Just when you thought it was safe to venture out. Spain's biggest cycle race, the Vuelta Ciclista a España, will run through Marbella and San Pedro Alcántara on Sunday and Monday, and motorists are being advised of traffic restrictions ahead of the event The fun and games starts on Sunday. The stage tomorrow starts at 13.25 from Plaza Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra (Copper Tower). The Town Hall has…

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The Hottest, Koolest Concert of the summer!

Disco legends Kool and the Gang are set to turn the Tennis Club Puente Romano into the hottest party of the year tonight. The group, whose hits include Celebration, Fresh and Get Down On It, are playing the only gig at Puente Romano this summer, and the venue is almost sold out. The concert is the second of the summer from promotors Rock Lounge, following a fabulous night with UB40 at Estepona's…

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Arson attack guts Banus “Brothel”

A Puerto Banus restaurant was destroyed in an arson attack yesterday morning Two armed and masked men burst into Wallace Restautant, located in the Puerta de Banus Commercial Centre at 2.30am and started a fire that completely gutted the local. Police are investigating the theory that the blaze was the result of a settling of scores between criminal gangs and that the restaurant, that stayed…

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Something for the Weekend – Book Review – “The Hate U Give” By Angie Thomas

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews The Hate U Give  by Angie Thomas The Hate U Give is a heart-breaking novel set against the backdrop of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement in America. It provides insight in to the discrimination black people face simply for the colour of their skin. This novel tells the story of Starr, a young black girl living in the “ghetto” and attending a private school,…

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BREAKING NEWS: BANUS CAR EXPLOSION

Puerto Banus was rocked by an explosion this evening.     The incident happened at around 8.30pm, between the entrance to the Port and Salduba. The vehicle, an Audi Q7, was completely destroyed by the explosion and the fire that followed. Emergency services have reported that despite the severity of the fire, no injuries had been reported. They also took to Social Media to advise the…

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