Covid Commission

Coronavirus – Over 3000 penalties issued in Marbella during State of Alarm

Marbella handed out over 3000 penalties for breaches of the State of Alarm. That was the finding of the final meeting of Marbella's Security Coordination Commission for Covid-19. The Commission highlighted that breaches during the confinement resulted in 3,200 penalties being issued, and that…

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Todd Terry Headlines Chicnic

Something Different…Something New…Something Chic… If you think that all the the action and excitement has finished now that August is over and the summer crowds have left, think again. Chicnic brings a fresh, funky and fabulous attitude to Marbella in September. Taking place at the stunning Finca La Conception, one of Marbella's best kept secrets but only minutes from Puerto…

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Storm of the century

Last weeks storm's have been declared the worst in over a century, after the national meteorological agency – AEMET – released new data. More rain fell in one day than in a year on average in places, making it the worst storm since 1879. It’s believed the storm was caused as part of Hurricane Dorian, rather than climate change. Six people died, and two remain missing, after torrential rains…

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Heavy Rains hit Marbella

Marbella was on Orange Alert for more rain this morning after storms lashed the region In the worst of the weather that hit in the early hours of this morning torrential downpours brought flash flooding to Alhaurin el Grande. With thunder and heavy rain overnight across the Malaga region/ Costa Del Sol the serious weather forced AEMET to issue a RED Advisory. Coín reported over 60mm in an hour.…

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Marbella International Film Festival

It’s Show Time! MIFF back from October 2-6

Jason Flemyng, (pictured below),  Kris Marshall, Frances Barber, Craig Kelly, Hugo Speer, are among the guests of Marbella International Film Festival, attending the red carpet,world premiere of the thriller Trick & Treat. The Marbella Heist (Rise of The Foot Soldier 4) which was shot in Marbella last year also has its world premiere and is expected to draw a lot of attention from both the…

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The Big Day!

Walking in a Wedding Wonderland

Thus it came to pass that the Ziglet’s Big Day finally arrived. My Goddaughter Ziggy married Josh in August, and as “el padrino” I was invited to attend both the civil service at Chelsea and Westminster Registry Office and a celebration lunch near Glastonbury the following weekend. If you haven’t been following my witterings over the past few months, Ziggy is a burlesque and modern circus…

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UK Government announces £3 million grant to help UK nationals in the EU prepare for Brexit

UK nationals who may struggle to complete their residency applications will be helped by measures announced by the UK Government. Up to £3 million is being provided for organisations who will inform UK nationals who live in EU member states including Spain, about the need to register as resident and support them as they complete their applications. The Government wants to support those who may…

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La Sala to hold Beauty Breakfast on September 24

Breakfast Beauty Briefing

How do we define beauty?  Is modern society ageist? How do we create positive body image? These and other issues will be on the menu at the Ladies Beauty and Breakfast event, held in the Live Lounge at La Sala Puerto Banus  on Tuesday, September 24. Exclusively for ladies, photographer and spiritual mentor Melanie Sievernich and celebrity hair and makeup artist Anne-Marie Simak will talk about…

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First Spanish Show for the Duo

It’s a Boyzlife in Banus!

Boyband royalty Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, who have teamed up to form Boyzlife, will make their first exclusive appearance in Spain on Thursday, August 29. Boyzlife brings together the members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits. Performing for the first time in Spain, at Puerto Banus’ famous Joys Live, the duo…

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Hugh the Man!

We have a new Man in Madrid! Hugh Elliott, a member of the UK’s Diplomatic Service since 1989, succeeds Simon Manley as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra. The Ambassador takes up this new role having previously been Director of Communications in the Department for Exiting the European Union. On his arrival, Hugh Elliott said: “With a wealth of cultural,…

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The great summer shutdown

I don't mean to point out the bleeding obvious, but summer is most definitely here. It's not just the fact that every time I step out onto the terrace at the Casita I feel like I'm standing in a giant hair-dryer – and it's been a while since one of those was anywhere near my bald bonce, I can assure you. Or the fact that 50 Shades has so little energy that she has been lying flat out on the table…

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Motor madness in San P An underage driver caused chaos in San Pedro this week. The 14-year-old boy, described in the Press as "of foreign nationality" left a trail of destruction when he took his father's car for an unexplained joyride on Wednesday. The car crashed through the Los Almendos II urbanization doors, careered off a wall, slammed…

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Marbella Beach Fashion

Fancy a fashionable Sunday?

FASHION BY THE SEA brings an afternoon of glamour and entertainment to the beachfront in Puerto Banus. On Sunday August 25, an exclusive fashion show takes place from 2pm at La Sala by the Sea, with Angel Clothing showcasing their ‘Pure Class Range – From the Beach to Dinner.’ Book either a table for lunch, one of the luxurious sun beds or simply have a cocktail at the bar, as you soak up the…

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Marbella and Estepona hit by blazes

Two fires in less than a week highlighted the continuing high fire risk in the area as the end of August approaches. Estepona suffered the mind-blowingly stupid actions of a French tourist who decided to deal with a hornets’ next by setting light to it. Not satisfied with the progress, he then threw petrol over it. The resultant huge blaze lead to the evacuation of over 2,500 people. Firefighters…

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Tony Hadley plays Marbella tonight

Marbella Music Week continues as one of the most distinctive male singers of the 80s plays the Club de Tenis Puente Romano tonight. Tony Hadley, lead singer with Spandau Ballet, will be performing all of his hits, including: “True”, “Gold”, “Through the Barricades” and many more. The concert is part of Marbella Music Week at Puente Romano, organised by promotors Rock Lounge, Doors: 20:00hrs Tony…

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“Our Man in Madrid” bids farewell

Outgoing British Ambassador Simon Manley steps down from his post today and has written the following message to UK nationals in Spain "I leave my almost six years as HMA to Spain with a wealth of wonderful memories of this fantastic country. I understand why so many UK Nationals choose to live and visit here. One of the tremendous privileges of this job has been to meet many of you, the British…

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11 still on the run

Have you seen them?

Suspected murderers, sex offenders and drugs traffickers are among just 11 fugitives left on the run in a campaign that has seen 84 offenders already caught across Europe. This summer National Crime Agency and the charity Crimestoppers are urging the public to help them catch the last fugitives who have escaped justice. All of them have connections to Spain but may have moved around over the…

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Sunday Mutterings – the Look of Lux

The Goddaughter was back again this month, to spend some time out and catch up before her wedding in Glastonbury in August. And as always when Ziggy arrives at the Casita, it was an action packed week. This time she invited her best friend and maid-of-honour at the forthcoming nuptials, Lux, along. Like Ziggy, Lux is a modern circus performer and the pair does a routine involving fire. They are…

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Trifit Marbella Big Challenge for Sarah on August 3

The ultimate in Sporting Endurance: The TRIFITMARELLA BIG CHALLENGE 2019 takes place on this Saturday. This challenge is a 24 hour ironman distance ultra triathlon. An amazing 5KM swim from the Mediterranean beaches of Marbella, depending on the tide the route will be Hippopotamus Beach to Marbella Cable Beach. Followed immediately by 200 KM of undulating cycling with big climbs from the Marbella…

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Finca Cortesin launches new development

Set to become an instantly recognisable landmark on the Costa del Sol, with its unique design and combination of real estate and lifestyle, Las Albercas at Finca Cortesin is a collection of stunning residences just launched on the international market. Properties at Las Albercas include stunning penthouses, ground floor residences with private gardens and first floor residences with enormous…

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It’s Another Hot One!

A new heatwave is set to send temperatures soaring today Weather agency Aemet has issued yellow, amber and red alerts for extreme heat today. Temperatures in excess of 38ºC are forecast in parts of the country, with northern regions expected to see higher temperatures reaching 41ºC. People are being advised to avoid direct exposure to the sun in the hottest periods of the day, and to check on the…

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