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Something for the Weekend? – Book Review – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton Groundhog Day meets Agatha Christie in this quirky debut novel by Stuart Turton. Set in the 1920s and told in the style of a locked room mystery, guests are summoned to Blackheath Manor house for a party.…

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Can You Feel It? – The Jacksons to play Marbella!

You'll be able to blame it on the sunshine, moonlight, good times and the boogie next summer. The Jacksons, the most famous family in music history, are coming to Puente Romano Club de Tennis, Marbella, on Thursday August 8 2019. As they celebrate the life of Michael Jackson, ten years after his passing, and the 50th anniversary of The Jackson 5, original members Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson,…

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Wave of support for brave Sarah

Marbella residents have set up an appeal for a local teenager who has suffered a life changing illness. Sarah Almargo, 18, suffered a a sepsis attack this summer caused by meningococcal and bacteria, which triggered a multi organ collapse. After spending 10 days in a coma, Sarah had to undergo several life saving operations, including the amputation of both her hands and feet. Although still in…

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Teen’s harrowing Social Media post before death plunge

The girlfriend of a British teenager who jumped to his death from the roof of El Corte Ingles posted an Instagram message on the morning of the tragedy which said: “It’s a dirty world that I don’t want to live in anymore.” The 14-year-old added ‘I’m Sorry’: “To anyone who has ever loved/known or supported me, thank you, I love you and I will miss you.” Her 16-year-old companion and fellow student…

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Fawlty Towers in Gibraltar!

Officially the world’s longest running dining experience, this one-of-a-kind original has made its international mark as an ‘outrageously funny’ night out  Bragging sell-out shows all over the world – including Sydney Opera House and London’s West End – it’s now coming for the first time to Gibraltar, for two shows only on 3-4 November. A top attraction of London’s theatre scene since 2012 and…

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Marbella in shock after El Corte Ingles tragedy

A day after the tragedy at El Corte Ingles yesterday, Marbella is still in shock. As the facts behind the death of a 14-year-old boy, who leapt to his death from the roof of the building become clearer, many are wondering if anything could have been done to prevent it. What makes this more shocking is that victim’s girlfriend posted on Social Media that she and her boyfriend were about to commit…

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BREAKING NEWS: Youth dies in horror plunge in Puerto Banus

Lunchtime Shoppers were left shocked and horrified today as a young man fell to his death from the sixth floor of El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus Eyewitness describe the teenager, who has not been named, as falling "in a flying position", while two teenage boys nearby wept openly. Police were quickly on the scene, but nothing could be done to save the victim, who is described by sources as…

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Happy Halloween!

Get ready for the marauding gangs of hyperactive children dressed as vampires, mummies and various other members of the Undead that we have come to expect for Halloween. Even the weather has got in on the act, with thunderstorms forecast and the official Halloween activities in San Pedro and Marbella- including the parade and Passage of Terror, will now take place on Friday November 2. See…

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Modern Art and Italian Cuisine – a delicious combination!

Contemporary art and authentic Italian cuisine combined in an exciting new venture that opened this weekend.     Art Caffe and Excellence Art Gallery combines Italian food and showcases the work of modern artists, represented by Excellence Gallery, including award winning Italian artist Massino Cedrini. At the opening evening, curator Giuseppe Carnevale welcomed Marbella's art…

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Brit film Solo! scoops Best Feature at Marbella International Film Festival

It may have been in its 13th edition but it was lucky number 13 for Nic Cornwall whose film Solo!  picked up Best Feature at The Marbella International Film Festival earlier this month. A romantic comedy musical, Solo! is about a young Englishman who arrives in a remote, run-down Spanish village and has to reform their band - before they find out that it was his dad who ruined the village in the…

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Be Lagom connects with Nature

Amazing Acroyoga, acapella girls, organic vegetables, dream catchers and a hang drum performance. It was certainly one of most innovative launches that Planet Marbella has attended! Altur Homes official launch for Be Lagom, described as one of the most exclusive and innovative promotions on the Costa del Sol, saw more than 300 guests attend to find out more about the unique concept behind the…

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“Impactful, delicate and unique” – Nimrod Messeg exhibits at Kempinski Hotel Bahia

The new exhibition of sculptures by Nimrod Messeg at the Kempinski Hotel Bahia was described as impactful, delicate and unique at the recent launch During the event, 15 stunning sculptures by the artist were showcased in the lobby of the hotel. The Mayor of Estepona José María García Urbano officially opened this exhibition, alongside many art lovers from around the Costa del Sol, the new…

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Wet weather set to continue through weekend

It's good to know that even in these troubled and uncertain times there are some things we can always count on. Like rain during San Pedro Feria. True to tradition the rains duly arrived in force in the early hours of Thursday morning, with a tremendous storm in Marbella this afternoon. In an uncanny co-incidence I was delivering a lecture to the U3A about Marbella's recent history. I mentioned…

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Back to the Roaring 20s!

There were Scandi-style celebrations as The View Marbella and Los Naranjos Golf Club organised a tournament and a 20s themed party to celebrate the return of the Scandinavian residents after the summer. Every October thousands of Scandinavian residents return to the Costa del Sol, after spending the hot summer months in their own countries. This figure increases every year and is one of the  one…

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More rain on the way as “Zombie” storm approaches

Storm battered Marbella is bracing itself for more rain on Sunday. After the chaos of Tuesday's downpour that brought widespread flooding and damage to the town, Spanish Metrological Office AEMET issued a yellow warning for storms tomorrow from 7am-8pm. The heavy rain is a result of Hurricane Leslie crossing the Atlantic Ocean heading toward Portugal and Spain. Forecasters saying the "Zombie"…

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BREAKING NEWS: Double bomb blasts in drug feud

Marbella was rocked by two explosions last night as a fatal drug gang war re-ignited. Sources say the target was an alleged informant on the summers killings of "El Maradona" . More to follow....  

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BREAKING NEWS. Marbella placed on RED alert as storms continue

Marbella has been placed on Red Alert for extreme rainfall Spanish Metrological Agency AEMET issued the warning of extreme weather until 9am, with between 50 and 150 mm of rain expected. Inland Alhaurin El Grande was hit by floods as 120 mm of rain fell in two hours. Under a Red alert, schools and colleges are closed, and all but vital travel is discouraged.  

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Rains bring chaos to Marbella. Again

Only last week Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz was laying the first stone for yet another luxury hotel planned for the town and boasting about how Marbella was the ultimate luxury destination. Yet less than five days later, October's heavy rains left the Marbella looking more Third World than Five Star, with tunnels flooded, streets turned into rivers and the A 7 blocked as cars became stranded in…

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Department for Exiting the EU minister meets expat groups in Madrid

Robin Walker, Minister at the Department for Exiting the EU, was in Madrid last week to talk Brexit with Spanish government ministers and members of the business community. He also took part in a roundtable discussion on citizens’ rights with spokespeople from groups representing UK nationals in Spain. Members of Brexpats in Spain, Bremain in Spain, EuroCitizens and ECREU were welcomed to the…

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It’s Only Rock’n’Roll…

“Brownstein! It’s Fish. I’m in a jam session in bar in La Campana and have just been playing with Nader and Adam. We’re thinking of putting the band back together! Be up at Nader’s tonight for practice” This was the voice message that greeted me as I blearily flicked on the mobile phone at stupid o’clock one morning. I had been standing in on the Breakfast Show as the regular presenter had been…

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Something for the Weekend – Book Review – “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles Russia 1922. Count Alexander Rostov stands before a Bolshevik tribunal in Moscow charged with being an unrepentant aristocrat. Avoiding the firing squad, however, he is instead declared a “Former Person” and sentenced to a life of house arrest at his current abode, The Metropol, a grand hotel opposite the Kremlin in…

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