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It’s Derby Day!

If all the 6 Nations action has you itching to see the real thing up close and personal, then don't miss Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club's match against CR Ciencias Sevilla this Sunday, February 24. Kicking of at 1.15pm, Marbella, currently sixth in the league with 46 points will have to pull off the…

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Taliban in Marbella

Iranian documentary ‘Alone among the Taliban’ directed by Mohsen Eslamzadeh, is due to be screened at the Marbella Internation Film Festival in October. ‘Alone among the Taliban’, a 65-mintue documentary by Mohsen Eslamzadeh, depicts the director’s 15 days of tense and dread-filled experience among members of Taliban militant group in Afghanistan who were armed to the teeth, and with whom Iran…

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Muñoz – Marbella to be permanent venue for quality tourism debate

The "Quality Tourism" debate rumbles on In a meeting with Tourism Minister Alvaro Nadal, Marbella mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, has proposed that Marbella be a permanent venue for an international debate forum on quality tourism. Muñoz also plans to bring up the initiative next week during a meeting with the Secretary of State for Tourism, Matilde Asián. At the first meeting of the Permanent Commission…

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Five detained in Casa Masa shooting

Five people have been detained by National Police in connection with the shooting at the Club Casa Masa on Sunday morning. The shootings took place at 9 am in the brothel, after an argument broke out between two groups of customers. Four people receieved gunshot wounds, with one of the wounded shot three times in the torso. Two have been discharged from the Costa del Sol Hospital while the…

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Crushing blow for abandoned vehicles

Marbella Town Hall has launched a new scheme that will see abandoned vehicles removed from the town’s streets and crushed. A fast track procedure is to be put into place after a record number of vehicles have been left abandoned. Over 1100 vehicles are currently in storage whilst their owners are located. Now, along with additional recovery vehicles, plans are being put in place to speed up the…

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Sunday shootout at massage club

Five people were injured, four of them with gunshot wounds, after a shootout in an "alternative club" on Marbella's Golden Mile. The attack took place at 9am this morning in the club, located in urbanization La Carolina, when the attacker left the club after an arguement and returned with a weapon. In the ensuing struggle attacker then shot four people, injuring one seriously. Police were quickly…

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Marbella to Sisu. The Party’s Over

Marbella's new Town Hall is getting tough on what it sees as low cost tourism. First in the line of fire is Sisu Boutique Hotel, which has become well known for its all day pool parties. Sisu regularly appears on TV series The Only Way is Essex and hosted a series of events in the summer called "Disturbing Marbella" that featured several well known acts, including Tinnie Tempah and French…

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New Marbella Town Hall awards politicians salary raise

The new Marbella Town Hall, under the leadership of mayor Ángeles Muñoz, has quickly got to work in implementing new structures and strategies. Marbella Town Hall spokesman Félix Romero stressed that the aim was not to "lose time in starting work"  while thanking the " fluid "communication between all the municipal groups. During an extraordinary session at the Town Hall, mayor Muñoz, passed…

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Muñoz back as Marbella Mayor

The old saying is true. A week is a long time in politics Ángeles Muñoz retook her previous position as Mayor of Marbella this week after the shock defection of Opción Sampedreña earlier in August split the left wing coalition under the PSOE's José Bernal. The resulting vote of no confidence saw Ángeles Muñoz voted in a mayor with 15 votes in favour Partido Popular (13) and Opción Sampedreña (2)…

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Mini libraries on the beach!

Now there are even more reasons to visit the beach in Marbella! Marbella Town Hall has opened two new children's play areas on the beaches of La Bajadilla and San Pedro Alcántara. The areas, opened at a cost of €43,000, provide play areas and information for children of all ages, with shade against the sun. The areas are also designed for multilingual use with literature on the local area in a…

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Final Days for Triple A?

Much loved Marbella animal charity Triple A is on the verge of closing its doors for good. The closure of the rescue centre would mean the death of some 500 animals, who would be taken to the killing station El Paraiso in Alhaurin El Grande. A combination of declining membership, rising costs and the fallout from the Seprona raid on the centre, has led to the current perilous financial…

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Million euro projects unveiled for ​​La Bajadilla

Marbella Town Hall has unveiled two new rennovation projects costing €1 million for La Bajadilla port These include the remodeling of the so-called ships roundabout ',  to avoid floods, and more lighting and rennovation in the marina itself. Marbella mayor, José Bernal, said that "Both projects were developed, with allocated budgets agreed and would start in the next few months ". He also added…

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Malaga Airport threatened with strike chaos

Air passengers are bracing themselves for an autumn and winter of discontent. Airports across the country could see a series of strikes, after labour unions called for 25 days of industrial action among members working for AENA. Workers’ Commissions, UGT and USO have warned that the action could begin from the 15th September 15. Strike action is being called over pay and staffing numbers, with a…

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Glorious Glotón!

San Pedro de Alcantara has undergone a startling transformation in the past couple of years, and the most spectacular feature has been the construction of a new boulevard running through the middle of the town, complete with green areas, amphitheatres, children's play areas and the “wavy” bridge. Glotón, an exciting new restaurant that opened earlier this year, has a great position, - just off…

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Marbella mourns terror attacks

Marbella Town Hall today observed five minutes silence to remember victims of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. Three days of mourning with flags at half-mast have also been announced and the Catalan flag has been placed on the Town Hall balcony in an act to express solidarity with the victims and their families. Over 300 people, including Marbella mayor José Bernal, and PP leader…

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Ángeles Muñoz set for dramatic return as mayor

In a shock move that seems to have come straight out of an episode of Game of Thrones,  Ángeles Muñoz looks set to be re-instated as Marbella mayor. The move comes after the defection of the OSP party to the side of the Partido Popular, breaking up the left wing coalition that had been governing Marbella under the PSOE's José Bernal. This morning a vote of no confidence was passed at the Town…

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Michael’s Magical Marbella Night

Grammy award winner Michael Bolton delivered a smooth and soulful set in the intimate venue of the Tenis Club Puente Romano on Thursday. The singer, best known for hits such as "How Can We Be Lovers If We Can't Be Friends" and "How am I supposed to live without you", obviously enjoyed his Marbella gig, chatting easily with the adoring audience between songs and backed by a superb band. Bolton…

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Tonight’s the Night! Michael Bolton plays Marbella

Grammy winning artist Michael Bolton plays the intimate Tenis Club Puente Romano tonight  With 53 millions album sold, eight albums in the Top Ten and  two singles at Number 1 in the Billboard charts, Michael Bolton has been wowing audiences since he broke onto the international music scene in the early 90s, with hits such as "How am I supposed to live without you?", "How can we be lovers?" and…

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We don’t decide opening hours. Marbella mayor on Starlite controversy

Marbella mayor José Bernal has spoken of his bewilderment about the Starlite opening hours controversy. The organisers of the festival, now in its sixth year, reacted angrily when Marbella police carried out a routine check of the site last week, and informed them that the lounge area has to close at 2am. Starlite has since denounced Marbella Town Hall as actively blocking the festival, that it…

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Grand Theft Auto Marbs…

The summer madness continues. We're used to the influx of supercars in Puerto Banus every summer. We've even got used to the (usually Eurotrash)  drivers roaring up and down the backline of Banus, imagining in their tiny minds that they are staring in their own personal version of "Fast and Furious". But sometimes they indulge in numskull behaviour of the highest order, as this video shows. The…

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Starlite to Marbella. It’s over. See you in court.

Well - that escalated quickly Starlite organisers have sensationally ended their links with Marbella after lashing out against the Town Hall and threatening court action, The organisers made their announcement shortly after mayor José Bernal, guaranteed Marbella's support as long as the leisure area of the festival complied with the laws that required it to close at 2am In response Starlite…

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