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Keyboard Warriors

Is it just me, or are people getting ruder? Perhaps it’s just a sign of my approaching decrepitude that we seem to be a more brusque, less polite society than 20 years ago. I may be developing a pair of rose tinted spectacles, in the same way that youngsters respected their elders, politicians knew…

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BREAKING NEWS: Pet Poisoner claims first victims of 2018

The Pet Poisoner has struck again, only a few days into the New Year. Residents of La Campana posted on Social Media on Thursday night that a ginger cat had been found poisoned the park. A black Labrador was also poisoned close to a school and another dog was being treated for the effects of poison. Last year over 15 animals were killed by the indiscriminate use of poison in Nueva Andalucia and a…

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New Nobu in Marbella!

Marbella is set to get a stylish addition to its hotel and restaurant scene.  Following the successful launch of Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH); Nobu Hotel Marbella is set to open at the end of March. The resort is the latest member of SLH, and will  bring the style and design of one of the world’s best-regarded hotel and restaurant groups to one of the…

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Marbella 2017 – A look back

It was the year that saw a former mayor return to power and Marbella vow to improve its image. In a shock move that might have come straight out of an episode of Game of Thrones, the PP's  Ángeles Muñoz was re-instated as Marbella mayor. The move came 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…

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MISSING DOGS. Guadalmina Alta area

Residents in the Guadalmina area of Marbella were being urged to keep a look out for two small Shi Tzu dogs that went missing on New Year's Eve. The dogs, belonging to James and Lynda Woodin, vanished from the couple's home last night, and it's thought that they may have been frightened by fireworks. Please call 617 647 302 if you have any information

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Marbella gets its skates on this Christmas

Marbella's Municipal Market gets into the Christmas spirit this weekend. After a €40,000 rennovation project, Marbella Town Hall are eager to see the market become a hub of life in the town, especially this Christmas. This Saturday, December 23, Santa Claus will be at the market from 11.00 to greet and collect letters from children for their presents. From December 27 to 31, 'The Kingdom of Ice',…

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And the winner is…

The end of November and beginning of December is a period traditionally referred to by freelancers as ‘The Dead Zone’. It is little too early to start celebrating Christmas with company parties – they normally take place in the working week before December 25 – but most of the coast starts to wind down as the Festive Season approaches. If you are an autonomo, you will also know that is the time…

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Satan walks the Earth. And drives a Porsche

As a massive fan of all things with a motor, though I'll draw the line at Monster trucks (that line probably being Alabama, Louisiana or somewhere else in the backwaters of the Deep South),  I consider myself fortunate to be living in Marbella. I've had the opportunity to road test luxury cars for glossy Marbella magazines - the Spanish launch of the Bentley GTC in Barcelona being particularly…

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Now showing – The Last Jedi

Grab your light sabres and fuel up the X Wing. The latest film in the Star Wars saga - The Last Jedi - is finally here. In the film Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. Already winning rave reviews from the critics and public, The Last…

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Nature, theatre and dance at the Arboretum Marbella Winter Fair

Environmental charity Arboretum Marbella are holding their very special Winter Fair on Sunday December 17 with stalls, special activities, live music and an introduction to their new project “Suerte de Tierra”. The event takes place in the stunning surroundings of Arboretum’s Edible Gardens and features stalls selling last minute Christmas gifts and organic produce, a kids’ zone from Marbella…

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Ryanair strike threatens travel misery

Thousands face flight delays and travel chaos after Ryanair pilots voted for strike action next Wednesday. The pilots, who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association, have announced plans to strike on Wednesday 20 December – just five days before Christmas Day. Flight disruptions are expected when Irish-based directly-employed pilots, mostly captains, go on strike during one of the…

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Have yourself a hassle free Christmas!

Stuff the turkey! If you want to enjoy a traditional Christmas Dinner on December 25, but the thought of planning, preparing and actually cooking the meal itself fills you with dread (or you just can’t be arsed/know that you’ll be too full of “Festive Spirit” to cook), worry not. Frango’s Peri–Peri has the solution. Celso, Jorge and the team will prepare a free range turkey, along with roast…

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Marbella cracks down on graffiti

Marbella Town Hall has launched a co-ordinated campaign against graffiti, with the aim of making the town completely grafitti free. At a meeting with councilor for works, Javier Garcia, head of town cleaning, Diego Lopez, and the head of the Local Police, Javier Martin, mayor Ángeles Muñoz announced that they would act against the problem in  a coordinated manner. " We will act immediately to…

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Maestro in the Market!

Marbella’s Municipal Market is well known as the place where local chefs go to get the freshest produce. But even they were stunned when Juan Marí Arzak, Spain’s undisputed greatest chef and holder of three Michelin stars, popped in for a quick tapa last month. Once a month the market is the setting for “Matinée del Mercao” featuring great retro bands and DJs playing vinyl records, and the crowd…

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Hot Christmas Ball kicks off the Festive Season with Style!

Kind hearted Marbella residents donated over €6500 at the Hot Christmas Ball last Saturday. The packed out event, which took place at the fabulously stylish Alevante Restaurant, on the first floor of the Marbella Puerto Deportivo Yacht Club, raised over €6800  for Costa Christmas Collections on the night.   Guests enjoyed a champagne reception and a  delicious three course dinner…

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Harry Winks and Michael Campbell hit The Heights!

Harry Winks and Michael Campbell have become ambassadors for the new luxury villa project The Heights at La Resina Golf near Marbella The team behind the project proudly announced the two sports stars as the official ambassadors of The Heights -  a new luxury development of 11 unique private villas in a secured gated golf and country club estate - at the recent launch. Tottenham Hotspur and…

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Kempinski to undergo major redesign

The five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona is set to update its lobby and culinary areas, as part of an extensive investment. The management team and architects, Akos Bara, aim to create modern, elegant and opulent public spaces, embracing the very essence of Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury Hotel Collection,  andsynonymous with luxury travel worldwide. The redesign will take place…

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Triple A Charity Calendar Now Available

Marbella animal charity Triple A has launched its 2018 calendar. The calendar features dogs and cats available for forever homes and has been shot by talented photographer Talia Giraudo, who has been closely involved in documenting day-to-day life at the shelter. Priced at €10, the calendars are available from Triple A Clínica Veterinaria Metazoo Clínica Veterinaria Zarpas y Bigotes Clínica…

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Derby day at Fortress Bahia!

The Autumn Internationals may have ended, but rugby is alive and kicking this weekend in Marbella. After all the rain in midweek the pitch should be in perfect conditional as Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club take on Sevilla rivals Ciencias Sevilla RC in a huge Andalucian derby match. After a heavy defeat in Madrid last weekend, Marbella will be looking to get back to winning ways and, as always, can…

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Hot Christmas Ball to start the Festive Season!

The Hot Christmas Ball proves that Marbella has a heart as well as plenty of soul! Christmas in Marbella is always fantastic - a time for getting together to celebrate with family and friends, but also a time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. This Christmas Hot Magazine is delighted to be involved with the Hot Christmas Ball, which takes place on Friday December 2nd at the…

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Have a Craft Beer Christmas!

If you want to kick your Christmas celebrations off with a little style, El Grifo , the craft beer and gin bar in Marbella is the perfect place! Situated behind the Marbella lighthouse, El Grifo offers ten craft beers on tap and numerous craft gins to choose. Since opening in summer the bar has quickly become a favourite  for residents and tourists alike. As a vibrant cross-section of the…

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