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Marbella and Estepona hit by blazes

Two fires in less than a week highlighted the continuing high fire risk in the area as the end of August approaches. Estepona suffered the mind-blowingly stupid actions of a French tourist who decided to deal with a hornets’ next by setting light to it. Not satisfied with the progress, he then…

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Triple A crisis. Mayor releases video response but still nothing in writing.

Beleaguered Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz responded to mounting criticism in a video statement this afternoon. Faced with widespread public outcry at the decision to put the contract for receiving stray animals out to tender, and the possibility that this would be taken away from animal charity Triple A and awarded to a bid from one of the so-called "killing stations",  Muñoz stated in her video…

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Space Cowboy to play Starlite

The Cat in the Hat is Back! Jamiroquai is set to play Marbella this summer. The Acid Jazz pioneers, lead by front man Jay Kay, are best known for tracks such a "Virtual Insanity", "Cosmic Girl" and "Space Cowboy", will play Starlite on July 27. Although this is the first time Jamiroquai has played in Marbella, the band have appeared in Malaga and were set to play the ill-fated Hipodromo in Mijas…

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Triple A future hangs in balance

Hundreds of abandoned animals face the death sentence after Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz and the Marbella Town Hall put the contract for receiving stray animals out to tender For nearly 30 years Marbella animal rescue charity Triple A have protected and rehomed abandoned animals at minimal cost to Marbella Town Hall, and have over 400 animals at their centre on the Ojen road This news leaves the…

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Warhol at the Picasso

  One of the most iconic artists of the 20th century is coming to Malaga Museo Picasso Málaga is hosting a major retrospective of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), with a special focus on the transmutations that his legacy underwent during his career, and the repetitive, schematizing and contrived nature of his visual work for more than three decades of feverish creative activity. Andy Warhol (1928…

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Marbella braces itself for more bad weather

More rain is forecast for Marbella this weekend. Storms are set to lash the Atlantic coast with yellow weather warnings issued for the Campo de Gibraltar and the Costa de la Luz. The latest weather warnings came after a week of heavy rain that caused disruption to roads, flooded rivers and severe damage to several of Marbella’s beaches, only weeks ahead of the Easter holiday period. The good…

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Heavy Rain and Storms on the Way

The long awaited rains are set to arrive today While the UK shivers from "The Beast from the East", heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms will hit Marbella over the next few days. Spanish Metrological Office AEMET has put out a yellow warning for winds in Marbella today, as well as rain through the day. Tomorrow, March 1, the winds will increase, with an orange warning of up to 40Kmh, and…

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Marbella Mum to tackle Everest!

Marbella Mum of two and keen climber Hessia Fernandes has set her sights on Everest to raise 6,000€ for Malaga children’s charity the Nena Paine Foundation. Hessia aims to trek to Everest Base Camp on October 7 and is looking for support to raise funds to buy a second-hand minibus for the charity for underprivileged children. This is the third charity trek that Hessia has undertaken, previously…

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Alleged Russian crime boss bailed after Marbella arrests

The Malaga provincial court has released alleged Russian crime boss Arnold Spivakovsky (aka Tamm), on bail of €750,000. Spivakovsky, who is known to Interpol as one of the leaders of the Solntsevskaya mafia, was arrested as part of Operation Oligarch that saw 11 other Russians taken into custody on suspicion of money laundering and ties to the Solntsevskaya and Izmaylovskaya mafias. Marbella…

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Specsavers raise over €6000 for sight charity

Specsavers presented a cheque for over €6000 to ONCE earlier this month. The company raised €6,107 for the charity Fundación ONCE para la Atención de Personas con Sordoceguera (FOAPS) between July and December 2017. José Ángel Moral-Tajadura, Retail and Business Development Manager for Specsavers Spain presented a cheque to Marcelo Rosado, ONCE representative for Andalucía, Ceuta and Melilla and…

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Weather chaos continues across Spain

With apologies to Game of Thrones, "Winter has Come". The bad weather that brought much of Spain to a standstill earlier this week is set to continue. Weather warnings remain in place until Thursday for more snow, wind and rain. The bad weather continues to cause chaos across the country, with snowfall affecting flights, road and rail. Meanwhile amber and yellow weather warnings were issued for…

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Big Freeze hits Spain

Baby, it's cold outside Yesterday heavy snowfall affected over 140 roads across parts of Spain, and 70 flights were cancelled at Madrid Barajas airport. Railway lines were also closed as icy conditions affected the high speed rail network. 7000 homes were left without electricity, and nearly 42,000 children had an extra-long weekend when their schools closed. Weather warnings continue today…

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OSP – ‘Obliterate San Pedro’ as palms uprooted

The 'Dubai-ification' of Marbella continues. The Tenencia de Alcaldia San Pedro Alcantara, under the leadership of Rafael Piña,  pushed forward its plans for the destruction of one of the last green areas in the town. Early this morning excavators began clearing the land at the entrance to San Pedro's main street. Palms that have stood for decades were dumped onto lorries and moved. The…

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Spain turns on Davis Cup magic in Marbella

Spain breezed past Great Britain at the Hotel Puente Romano Tenis Club this afternoon to book a place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Albert Ramos Vinolas won his second rubber of the weekend, seeing off a plucky Cameron Norrie 7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(4) 6-2. Norrie came through as a five-set winner on Friday but, in just his second competitive match on the red stuff, he didn’t quite have the strength to…

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GB stuns Spain to set up super Saturday

Great Britain's Davis Cup tennis team obviously haven't read the script. Five-time Davis Cup winners Spain finally got the chance to play in front of their home crowd after eight away ties, hosting Great Britain and clear favourites to reach the last 8. One of the hardest tasks in Davis Cup is to beat Spain on their home soil, which was last time achieved by Brazil in 1999, and Great Britain…

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San Pedro Trees for the Chop?

Marbella’s Green heritage is once again under threat In a move that has dismayed residents, the Tenencia de Alcaldia under the leadership of the OSP’s Rafael Piña Troyano, is pushing ahead with a scheme that will see some of San Pedro oldest palm trees uprooted. Piña wants to redevelop the area, at the entrance to the town’s now mainly pedestrianised main street, and replace the palms with a…

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BREAKING NEWS. Rebecca Muldoon’s husband jailed on European Arrest Warrant

Paul Muldoon, the husband of missing Marbella mum Rebecca, is behind bars for the second time in 15 days. Muldoon is wanted by the British authorities for financial crime, and was picked up on a European Arrest Warrant last night. He was arrested on January 1 on suspicion of domestic violence against Rebecca, but after she failed to show to press charges the following day, Paul Muldoon was…

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BREAKING NEWS. Marbella body – First autopsy rules out violence

The body that was found on a Marbella beach yesterday showed no signs of gender violence. The autopsy on the woman, aged between 35-40, is taking place in Granada, and the preliminary reports have ruled out gender violence as the cause of death. The body is widely thought to be that of Rebecca Muldoon, the 35-year-old British mother of two, (pictured) who went missing on January 2. Antonio Sanz,…

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2017 was Spain’s warmest year

2017 was the warmest year and second driest on record according to Meteorological agency AEMET. The annual average temperature was 16.2ºC – an average increase of 1.1% – whilst rainfall fell by over a quarter The country endured five heat waves last year, with only one major cold snap last January. With the mild weather forecast to continue through January, there is a real danger of Spain…

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BREAKING NEWS: Sources say body is missing mum

Spanish sources have hinted that the body found this morning on a Marbella beach is that of Rebecca Muldoon. The 35-year-old British mum-of-two had been missing since January 2, leaving her passport at home. The body was discovered on El Ancon de Marbella this morning. Emergency services commented that a white woman between the age of 35-40 was discovered on the beach at 9am and that she had no…

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BREAKING NEWS: Body found on Marbella beach

Police have discovered a body this morning on a Marbella beach The authorities were alerted at 10.45 by a member of the public, who discovered the body at El Ancón de Marbella, near Victor's Beach. It is not known at the moment whether the body is male or female. More to follow...

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