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Over 100 litres of rainfall in Marbella

It was a wet one. Three consecutive days of rain meant that 100 litres per square metre fell on Marbella in the past three days. The much needed rains arrived on Wednesday and peaked the following day, when 49.5 litres fell on the town. The rainfall has alleviated the precarious water level of the…

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Hello! Lionel Richie to play Marbella in 2020

International superstar Lionel Richie will play Marbella next summer. The first big name to be announced for summer 2020, the "All Night Long"  and "Dancing on the Ceiling" singer will perform at Starlite on Monday July 27, as part of his greatest hits “Hello” tour. “I am so excited to bring my…

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Another killing on the Coast

And so it continues Police were called to a beach in Mijas Costa on Wednesday morning with the discovery of another apparent drug related killing. The grisly find was made by  passerby at around 9am. The body of a young man laying face down was found close to a beach bar at  Peñón del Cura. He had been shot several times, and the killers were so brazen that they left gun casings on the beach.…

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Marbella Architects win Best in Europe

The recent finals of the International Property Awards in London saw a big win for architecture and design on the Costa del Sol, with the BRIGHT development company taking not only Best in Spain but also Best in Europe in the category Architecture Single Residence. Their entry, Villa Alcuzcuz, located in the hills above San Pedro, is the Coast’s first luxury environmentally friendly home built…

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The victim's Audi is taken away

Gangsta’s Paradise?

Another week in Marbella, another gangland slaying. Local and national papers back in the UK ran lurid accounts of the death of Peter Andrew Williamson, gunned down in a professional hit as he sat in his Audi outside his house in Riviera del Sol. The killing came less than a week after a man described as 'Arabic' was shot and killed and another serious wounded at their apartment, less than 15…

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Triple A launches 2020 calendar

Forget putting up your tree or decking the halls with boughs of holly. In Marbella we know that Christmas is on the way when animal charity Triple A launch their calendar. The 2020 Calendar, is full of the colour, smiles and optimism that the charity wants to continue. Made with love by great professionals and better animal lovers Carolina Cuesta (design, info@canprint.es), Talia Giraudo…

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El Lago keeps its star

Marbella shines at Michelin

Marbella's reputation as a gastromonic hotspot continues to grown. At the recent Michelin awards in Sevilla, four restaurants received recognition. Restaurant Skina in Marbella's Old Town, gained its second Michelin star, while El Lago (pictured) and Messina retained their stars and Fernando Alcalá's Kava was awared the 'Bib Gourmand' distinction. Spain now has 29 restaurants with two stars,…

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British Ambassador to address Brexit seminar

British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, will make his first official visit to Manilva as the keynote speaker at the town’s fifth seminar to update residents on the actions they need to take to prepare for Britain’s exit from the EU. The ambassador will be introduced by Manilva councillor Dean Tyler Shelton and Laura Lopez Collado, the Councillor for Foreign Residents. Also speaking will be the…

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Kempinski teams up with Global Gift for final art event of 2019

Axel Bethke, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Bahía, welcomed Maria Bravo, President and Founder of the Global Gift Foundation as part of the final event of Kempinski’s Art Series 2019. Maria Bravo with her team were invited to join the event by Dragon Art who brought three international artists to exhibit at the hotel’s art zone. Maria was also joined by her long term friend, Jose…

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Another fatal shooting in Marbella

Marbella witnessed yet another suspected gang related killing last night. Emergency services received an anonymous call for help on Friday at around 7.30 pm. When police and paramedics arrived at the apartment at Urbanisation Andasol in Las Chapas, they found the body of the victim, described as Arabic in appearance, as well as another man who was badly injured. Both had been shot. No…

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Last Orders at Dani García

It's the end of a foodie era in Marbella. Dani García's eponymous restaurant is due to serve its last meal this Saturday Dani García at Puente Romano, where the chef won his third Michelin star only last November, will close its doors on Saturday evening."The Last Supper", as it is being called,  will be marked by an exclusive cocktail reception with friends and family, as well as chefs…

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Hannes d' Haese

Kempinski Hotel Bahía ends its Art Series 2019 on a high

Kempinski Hotel Bahía brings its Art Series 2019 to a close with an incredible exhibition of artists in conjunction with Global Gift Foundation and Dragon Art. Running from November 14 till the end of December,  three international artists - Anna Schellberg, San B and Hannes d’Haese  - will be on display in  hotel Art Foyer and Art Gallery. Hailing from Germany, Belgium and the UK, these artists…

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Marbella celebrity journalist jailed for child abuse

Marbella celebrity reporter Felix Ramos was sentenced to eight years in prison on Thursday after a Tangier judge found him guilty of statutory rape and indecent assault of two minors. The prison term came after one of Ramos’s victims filed a complaint against the Spanish national in June last year. Although the 20-year-old Moroccan withdrew his complaint in September this year,  prosecutors…

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Sunday mutterings – Crutch control

I’m still recovering from last month’s tumble when I managed to jangle most of the nerves in my left ankle. The face long sprawl down a friend’s steps and the resultant sprain meant that I have been hobbling around Marbella like an extra from “Pirates of the Caribbean” for the past few months – all crutches, bags and pouches about my person and frequently muffled oaths. As a writer – though…

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Panorama scoops top Prize

Panorama, Marbella’s longest established real estate agency, won the highest award in the category of Best Real Estate Agency Spain (Single Office) at the European Property Awards recently. Panorama won the 5-star classification of the award recognising the hard work and know-how of the company, led by Christopher Clover, founder and Managing Director of Panorama, who established the agency over…

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Kempinski Hotel Bahia takes international award

Kempinski Hotel Bahía was voted Best Hotel at the recent EURHODIP awards in Istanbul. Director of Human Resources, Pedro Hidalgo, receieved the award that recognises a the training of students internationally. More than 200 hotel and tourism education professionals from all over Europe were at the gala dinner organised by EURHODIP, the leading international association that focuses primarily on…

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British Ambassador addresses expat concerns

An open letter from HMA Hugh Elliott to British citizens living in Spain You will all have seen that the EU has agreed the UK’s request for a further extension. This means that the UK will not now be leaving the EU on the 31st of October. The extension sets a new deadline of the 31st of January 2020. I met with some of the citizens’ rights groups yesterday here in Madrid and we talked about…

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Outcry at Triple A “attacks”

The Marbella community has come together to show solidarity with animal charity Triple A after a series of recent articles in the Press made sensationalist claims about the organisation. Facebook almost melted with indignation, as Marbella residents showed their support for Triple A and voiced their condemnation of the erroneous articles Clickbait Journalism?. And other local newspapers couldn’t…

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Clickbait Journalism?

Popular Marbella animal charity Triple A hit the headlines once again at the beginning of the week. Several local papers reported that it had been found guilty of a variety of offenses, including the organised killing of animals in its care. One of the more sensational claims was that the charity cut out microchips from animals, and specifically selected out black cats for "sacrifice". The…

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Hype. are launching an exciting new collectiom with Specsavers

Do believe the HYPE.

HYPE., one of the UK’s most cutting edge streetwear brands, is bringing its trend-setting designs to Spain. An exclusive collaboration with Specsavers has seen the creation of an original range of  prescription glasses and sunglasses that channel HYPE.’s apparel collections. Distinctive prints, combined with future-focused shapes form the 16-piece #HYPExSpecsavers collection, with prices…

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On the road to recovery!

Sunday Mutterings – I can’t stand up for falling down

Autumn is upon us. The season of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ that comes as a welcome relief after the summer madness. Americans call this time of year Fall. Which is somewhat appropriate as that is exactly what I did last week, with painful consequences. I had just left a friend’s house – they were out - and was walking back up towards my car when “BAMM!!!” I tripped over two very small steps…

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La Sala hosts Triple A event with celeb support

HOWL-O-WEEN Fundraiser in aid of local animal charity Triple-A

This Halloween, get ready for a spooktacular fundraising evening at La Sala for local animal shelter, Triple-A. Thursday's event features an incredible line up of entertainment, including  singer Steve Cline, a special guest appearance from Dutch guitarist Lennart Van Kampen, TV Comedy Hypnotist Stuart Ashing, as well as a charity raffle. The evening starts at 7.30pm in the Live Lounge at La Sala…

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