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Top Tarta!

Marbella picked up another gastronomy award last month when Kava restaurant was declared the winner National Championship of Cheese Cakes. (No we didn’t know there was such as thing either. But we love the idea!). Fernando Alcala’s tarta de queso boasts a crisp, toasted outside and creamy centre.…

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All the fun of the (San Pedro) Feria

The traditional downpour has been and gone and the forecast looks good for the weekend, so why not head out and enjoy the San Pedro Feria this weekend? Thursday was a local holiday so everyone is in the party mood this weekend. You can either opt to go full traditional (flamenco dress optional) and eat, drink and dance your way through the day and or night at one of the many casetas, or test your…

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Yellow weather warning for Marbella tonight

Well the rains finally arrived this morning in spectacular style. I'm sure that I wasn't the only person in Marbella to be wakened at around 6am by a clap of thunder and sudden downpour. I also had to deal with mopping up a flooded kitchen and bathroom, but the lightning was spectacular over the town. 30 litres fell last night and parts of Marbella had their light and water cut off, while driving…

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Another pet poisoned

Another pet is suspected to have fallen victim to the poisoner that has brought misery and fear to Nueva Andalucia in the past few days. The  dead cat was dicovered in Urbanisation Locrimar, Nueva Andalucia. It brings to 16 the number of domestic pets killed by the poison. Local residents in nearby La Campana, where poison has was discovered in Parque La Futura, a popular children’s play area,…

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Air Misery Forecast for Passengers

Passengers on flights to and from Spain are being advised that there may be cancellations and delays after French Air Traffic Controllers joined a national strike being held today and into tomorrow. Ryanair has cancelled over 220 flights, affecting about 40,000 passengers. easyJet and British Airways have also announced cancellations or delays. Passengers who are due to travel today are being…

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Neon Night Marbella shines again!

Neon Night Marbella was once again a huge success, raising over €5,500 for the CADI Association. The event, now in its fourth year, took place on Saturday and started at the Terazzas de Marina Deportivo at 9pm. Hundreds took part in the family fun event, which saw participants walking alongside the Mediterranean. The walk was started by Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz, president of the CADI…

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Rise of the Footsoldier III scoops top prize at Marbella International Film Festival

Brutal British Gangster Flick Rise of the Footsoldier III took the award for Best Feature at the Marbella International Film Festival (MIFF) last night. The film is a no-holds-barred prequel, telling the tale of real life Essex Boy Pat Tate, a man mountain with a hair-trigger temper, a serious fondness for pills and cocaine, and an unquenchable hunger for power. Craig Fairbrass gives a towering…

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GK Sports Pub gets its Game On!

GK Sports Pub, located on the Boulevard in San Pedro, threw its doors open to Press and invited guests last month.   Since opening in August, GK has become the favoured place for sports fans to watch all the latest live sports events or recorded broadcasts, on a bank of flat TV screens while dining from their comprehensive menu. The packed event, hosted by General Manager Marco Oliveira,…

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Triple A Open Day

Popular animal charity are Triple A are celebrating World Animal Day this Sunday. The charity will be opening its doors between from 12.30 – 4pm, giving visitors the opportunity to see first hand  how the centre is run, how the charity works and meet the volunteers. After recent difficulties, Triple A has seen a huge rise in donations and fundraising events, and Sunday is the perfect opportunity…

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Tonight’s the Neon Night!

Neon Night Marbella, one of the most popular family autumn events, takes place tonight. This year the walk will be in support of C.A.D.I. in Marbella and includes e a packed programme events before the walk including fluorescent makeup, dance performances, sports exhibitions and Capoeira. Marbella's Policia Local, which is celebrating 150th anniversary this year, will be holding demonstrations…

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Park Pet Poisoner Kills 15 in La Campana

Parents and pet owners in La Campana have voiced their concerns after 15 domestic dogs have died horribly this week. The pets have all perished quickly after coming into contact with the toxic substance. Even sniffing the poison has resulted in death. Horrifically, the poison has been discovered in Parque La Futura, a popular children's play area. Police closed off the park after poison was…

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Dramatic fire overnight on La Concha

Marbella's emblematic mountain La Concha was ablaze last night. The forest fire started at midnight in the Juanar area of the mountain, with the blaze clearly visible from Marbella itself. With night prohibiting the use of aircraft, 53 firefighters were dispatched to tackle the fire through the night. Helicopters were brought in at first light, and the MA-5300 road that leads to the Refugio de…

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Second time lucky for McEnroe in Marbella?

Legendary American tennis player John McEnroe booked his place in tonight's Senior Masters Cup Final by beating Mats Wilander (6-3, 6-4) in a thrilling match last night. McEnroe showed that he has lost none of his killer instinct under the floodlights of the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Tennis Club and will face Carlos Moyá in tonight's final. The Spaniard beat surprise package Pato…

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Senior Masters Cup throws up surprise

There was a shock result in the very first match  of the Senior Masters Cup, which got underway at the Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Tennis Club last night. Defending champion Albert Costa lost a very even match (6-2, 3-6, 10-7) to Madrid's Pato Clavet, who was a last minute replacement for the injured  Sebastian Grosjean. In the second match Mats Wilander met Senior Masters Cup new boy…

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Marbella FC president to face magistrates on Friday

Marbella FC president Alexander Grinberg is set to appear before the magistrates this Friday, after his arrest yesterday in a high profile police operation against the Russian mafia.   Operation Oligarkh saw 11 Russians arrested in Marbella and Mijas. According to the Guardia Civil over a a hundred officers took part in the operation,  in collaboration with Europol. The investigation began…

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Marbella FC owner arrested in Mafia swoop

Marbella FC owner Alexander Grinberg was arrested at a dawn raid at a luxury Marbella villa this morning. Grinberg, pictured earlier this year with ex-mayor Jose Bernal and who brought the club in 2012, was detained by Guardia Civil officers as part of a co-ordinated operation against the Russain mafia, known as Solntsevo, in both Marbella and Mijas. Six other Russians have been arrested and…

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Wake me up when September ends…

American Punk Band Green Day (and I know that for those of you reading this who were around in 76 when the Sex Pistols, The Clash et al broke over the prog rock infested British music scene like a tidal wave over a village fete “American Punk Band” is as much of an oxymoran as “Saudi Arabian Campaign for Real Ale”) have a song called “Wake me up when September ends”. Maybe it's my inner…

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Modern Dance in the Old Town

The Marbella Todo Danza Festival that started last night takes to the streets of the  atmospheric Old Town tonight.  Innovative modern dance company Producciones Imperdibles will stage its latest show "Deambulantes", starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Plaza de la Iglesia de la Encarnación. The performers, who carry their own speakers with them, will 'wander' along a route that takes in the Plaza de…

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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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