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Picture perfect – Marbella Beach Clubs rank in Instagram Top Ten!

If you've been lucky enough to be chilling out at one of Marbella's Beach Clubs this summer, then along with the great setting, perfect weather and tempting food and drink, you'll also have noticed 'influences' and 'Instamodels' preening and posing around the pool. Ocean Club was the top…

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Masks for Marbs

Fashionistas can forget evening dresses or that little black number. It looks like the de rigueur fashion item for summer 2020 in Marbella will be a mask. This fashion heads-up comes after the government said yesterday that face masks will be compulsory in Spain until a coronavirus vaccine is found, with police empowered to hand out fines for non-compliance. Health Minister Salvador Illa…

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BREAKING NEWS – Marbella to move to Phase 3 on Monday

Get your motors running and head out on the highway. As long as you stay within the boundaries of Andalucia. The whole province, including Granada and Malaga, will move to Phase 3 on Monday, it was confirmed today. Phase 3 allows movement between provinces, which means that yes, you WILL be allowed to go to Tarifa. Other points include The timetables for taking walks and exercise no…

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Search for missing Marbella man continues

The search is still on for missing Marbella man Ruben Cobo Chinchilla. The 38-year-old has not been seen since Tuesday. Ruben is 1.80 m, with an athletic build, green eyes, tattoos and close croped hair. He was last seen on his black scooter , registration 7474 KCM Anyone with information should contact 112, mobiles 642650775 or 649952957 or email sosdesaparecidos@sosdesaparecidos.es.

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BREAKING NEWS – Shooting in Marbella

Violence returned to the streets of Marbella this afternoon when a man was gunned down in broad daylight. The attack happened on the Calle Arturo Rubinsteon outside the luxurious Gran Marbella beachfront apartment block (pictured) with the victim reportedly shot by a gunman on a motorcycle. At the moment police have issued no further details, but the manner of the attack suggests a gang…

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BREAKING NEWS – Spain announces NO coronavirus fatalities in past 24 hours

It's the news that we have been waiting for. Spain's Health Ministry announced on Monday that it had not registered any deaths from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. The Ministry also recorded 35 deaths in the past seven days. There has been a further decrease in the number of new cases with 71, down from 96 on Sunday and the lowest number since March 6. Since the beginning of the health…

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Sunday Morning Mutterings – A Banús Blast from the Past

You can easily dismiss ‘The Port’ as full of the wannabies, the It girls, and the has-beens as well as the brash, blinged, blasted and frequently botoxed, but it has been an integral part of my life for decades. Although the anniversary was lost in the lockdown, Puerto Banús celebrated its fiftieth birthday in May. I started to visit Puerto Banús on family holidays and, when we moved to…

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Dovak Back

The coronavirus pandemic brought the entire tennis tour to a standstill in early March. Just like millions of other people around the world, the coronavirus shutdown forced the tennis players to stay confined to their homes for the last 2 months. World No.1 Novak Djokovic enjoyed his quarantine with his family at his home in Marbella, Spain. While Djokovic has returned to his hometown of…

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Novak aces quarentine in Marbella

Tennis World Number One Novak Djokovic hasspent the past two months locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic with his family in Marbella. Admittedly, it's not a bad pad to be locked down in. The luxurious nine bedroom villa is built with beautiful marble and is designed in a partly Moroccan style. There's a private tennis court where Djokovic trained every day during the lockdown, as well…

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Marbella goes to Phase 2 this Monday.

It's back to the beach! Spain's government yesterday announced that Malaga Province would be moving to Phase 2 on Monday June 1 as part of the deescalisation programme. Among the main points are that people under 70 will be able to go out to walk at any time, bars and restaurants are allowed to open their interior spaces, groups of up to 15 people can meet and that theatres, cinemas and…

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Marbella mourns COVID 19 victims

Marbella Town Hall marked a midday minute of silence yesterday to remember the victims of COVID-19. The minute's silence came at the beginning of ten days of official mourning throughout Spain. Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz and other members of the Town Hall observed the silence outside the Town Hall building. Total infections in Marbella yesterday passed the 400 mark with six new cases…

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Angeles Munoz in Marbella this week

Coronavirus – Mayor’s anger as Marbella faces another week of Phase 1

Malaga and Granada provinces will not be allowed to move to Phase 2 with the rest of Andalucia this Monday. The decision by central government in Madrid angered Marbella's mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, who took to Social Media to complain. "The government's decision is arbitrary and incomprehensible" she wrote "...does not obey epidemiological criteria and represents enormous damage to the tourist…

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Hundreds protest Marbella lockdown

Marbella followed the example of the well heeled Salamanca district of Madrid yesterday when hundreds gathered to protest against the continuing State of Alarm and Prime Minister Sanchez's policies https://www.facebook.com/Ijimenezcabezas/videos/10214048506486774/ Facebook: Immaculada Brujita The protesters, many draped in Spanish flags and banging pots and pans, made their way along the…

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Breaking News – Nao Pool Club Blaze

https://www.facebook.com/planetmarbella/videos/979492522469478/ Puerto Banus Pool Club Nao was struck by a fire the night before it was due to open. More follows...

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Sunday Morning Mutterings – Feliz Cumple Banús!

It has been a haven for the Jet Set, the wannabies, the It girls, and the has beens as well as the brash, blinged, blasted and frequently botoxed, and as it turns 50 today, Puerto Banús shows no signs of slowing down! The Port’s story began in 1962 when Catalan construction magnate José Banús Masdeu - a good friend of Spain’s leader General Franco - brought the land that was to become Nueva…

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Coronavirus – Monday Phase 1 move for Marbellla

Marbella will move a little closer to the "New Normal" on Monday. With last night's announcement that Malaga Province will finally be allowed to move to Phase 1 - a week later than most of Spain - certain restrictions will be eased. Some of the major points will be the freedom of movement within Malaga Province for shopping, play certain sports and to meet people; the ability to meet…

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Specsavers Ópticas reopens with safety front of mind

Specsavers Ópticas reopened this week to provide eye care to the Marbella community. After eight weeks of closed doors, the store is now able to provide the full breadth of optical services to its customers, including eye tests and frame repairs. Customers will also be able to buy new glasses, contact lenses and other accessories, but are being asked to request an appointment in advance by…

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Coronavirus – Marbella records a week with no fatalities

Marbella marked a week without coronavirus fatalities on Wednesday, according to information provided by the Junta de Andalucia. In further encouraging news, the town registered only one new case of COVID-19, which brought the total of new cases to 14 over three days. For the first time, Marbella did not see the usual rebound on Wednesday, which could point to a major slowdown in the pandemic.……

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“Arbitrary and unfair” – Mayor Muñoz wants answers from Madrid

Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz demanded explanations from the central government for the "arbitrary and unfair" decision to keep the Costa del Sol and the entire province of Malaga in Phase 0 of the de-escalation At a Press briefing on Monday, Muñoz stated that as senator she had registered a request for information and a question to the central Executive “to make the criteria that has been…

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“Blatant Discrimination” – Junta reacts angrily to Madrid decree

The Junta de Andalucia reacted angrily last night to the Spanish government's decision not to allow the provinces of Malaga and Granada to deescalate to Phase 1 on Monday. President of the Junta de Andalucia, Juanma Moreno, pulled no punches on Saturday evening, calling the decision of Health Minister Salvador Illa, "blatant discriminatory treatment". "The map of Andalusia should be painted…

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State of Alarm extended for further two weeks

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was yesterday able to secure a further extension to the state of emergency to manage the COVID-19 crisis. Sánchez told Congress that while the spread of the virus was growing at a daily rate of 35% seven weeks ago, this rate now stood at 0.31%, and claimed "albeit prudently" that other indicators also show that the disease is under control and that the health…

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