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BREAKING NEWS: Marbella on Orange alert for rain tonight

The bad weather that has caused widespread destruction and at least 13 deaths across Spain continues, with Marbella placed on Orange Alert tonight. The warning, issued by Spanish Meterological Office AEMET, has forecast 100mm of rain failing tonight across the whole of Malaga province. Malaga city…

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What’s Russian for Reverse?

The summer season is well and truly upon us, and it's, ahem,  "interesting" on the roads. And when you add to the mix that the World Cup is currently in full swing, then some drivers may not be paying their full attention to the road. Now I'm not saying that alcohol was involved, or that the rules of the highway were not being followed 100% But the above photo appeared on Social Media this…

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Elisabetta Franchi opens new boutique in Puerto Banús

Elisabetta Franchi confirmed her standing as one of the favourite designers of discerning Spanish fashionistas with the opening of her new boutique in Puerto Banús.     The Italian designer celebrated the opening of her new boutique with a cocktail party organised by Marie-Noëlle Communications and attended by numerous well-known faces, including Evangelina Anderson and Martin…

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Lucky escape in Benahavis plunge

A driver survived plunging off the road and crashing 150 feet into the Gualmina River yesterday. Marbella's Fire Department came to the dramatic rescue of a trapped driver on Sunday. The 27-year-old female driver plunged off the Benahavis road near the Virgen del Rosario de Benahavís hermitage and fell 50 metres, coming to rest on its roof in the Guadalmina River. Firemen from San Pedro Alcántara…

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Craig David plays La Sala by the Sea today

He's Back! After an unforgettable performance last year, Craig David and his TS5 event will be resturning to La Sala by the Sea for the most memorable pool party that Marbella will see this season! The “Fill Me In” singer will be live at La Sala by the Sea today. Limited beds and tickets are still available but selling out fast.

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Something for the Weekend’s Book Review – How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews Matt Haig's How to Stop Time Thought provoking, insightful and interesting. I really enjoyed How to Stop Time. Tom has a dangerous secret. He is old. Very old. 432 years old to be precise but due to a rare condition he only looks like he is in his 40s. Though the idea of longevity or immortality is appealing to most people, the reality of it can be tragic.…

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Media industry mourns death of popular journalist

The media industry on the Costa del Sol was shocked by the sudden death earlier this month of Kerry Jane ‘KJ’ Eldson. The 57-year-old, who was Features Editor at Society Magazine and had also written for Essential and Absolute Marbella, passed away suddenly at her home in Pembroke, Wales. KJ supported her mother Val, in their flat above the shop where her late father Keith had once been an…

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Lunch for David raises €3500

The ladies who lunch - and some rather fortunate men - were out in force for a good cause earlier this month. Holly Millard’s Elite Events company organised a charity lunch at La Sala for popular photographer David Toms, who suffered life changing injuries in a motorcycle accident.     Guests were treated to a fabulous meal, as well as live entertainment from talented young singer…

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He’s back to move it!

Legendary DJ, music producer and record label owner Erick Morillo will be back in Marbella this summer. As part of his relentless tour schedule, Morillo - best known for tracks such as “I like to move it” - will play Dreamers on August 19. Make sure to catch what is sure to be one of the gigs of the summer! https://xceed.me/es/list/dreamers-marbella/event/marbella/53103

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James Arthur unplugged at La Sala by the Sea tonight

X Factor winner James Arthur will be appearing at La Sala by the Sea tonight. The Impossible star is taking part in an exclusive, acoustic s performance for La Sala by the Sea Unplugged. James Arthur will be performing a number of hits supported by La Sala favourites Rody Kin and Tony Capo. This one-off event is set to mark the opening of the evening restaurant, which sees the venue at sunset…

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Cristiano Ronaldo takes a Marbella break!

Superstar footballer Cristanio Ronaldo took a luxury time out in Marbella this weekend. Flying in by private jet the Real Madrid player rented two luxury villas in the exclusive La Zagaletta development where he stayed with girlfriend Georgina. It was Ronaldo's second visit this year. Recharging his batteries after his Champions League Final victory and ahead of captaining Portugal in the World…

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2SeasSessions Sundays – HBR

In the first of a regular series, 2SeasSessions profile some of their artists that appeared on their brilliant acoustic sessions. Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa (HBR) is a singer/songwriter from Bahrain, best known for being a member of the Royal Family but most also recognised for his musical talents. When we invited Hassan to perform at our studio in Bahrain, there was every reason to expect a…

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Something for the Weekend’s Book Review – History of Wolves

In the first of a regular series, Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves History of Wolves is beautifully written, wonderfully descriptive and completely enthralling. Fourteen-year-old Madeline (Linda) lives with her laid back, hippy parents on the grounds of their former commune in the woods of northern Minnesota. Linda, who is isolated at home and socially…

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BREAKING NEWS. Pedro Sanchez becomes Spanish prime minister

Pedro Sanchez became Spanish prime minister this morning. For the first time in Spain’s democratic history, a no-confidence motion removed Mariano Rajoy from power. “Pedro Sanchez will be the prime minister of the government and I want to be the first to congratulate him” Mariano Rajoy said in Congress ahead of the vote that ousted him. Deputies in the lower house cast 180 to remove the Partido…

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BREAKING NEWS. Rajoy loses vote of no confidence

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was sensationally ousted in a vote of no confidence this afternoon Socialist Party challenger Pedro Sanchez gained enough votes to support the no confidence motion when key Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) backed him. Rajoy chose not to attend the second session of the debate, and so far has refused to step down, as Sanchez has urged him to do. Sanchez is widely…

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Always Time for Wine!

Oenophiles, charge your glasses! A score of exclusive wines, including the finest vinos de pago, cavas de paraje and grandes de España, as well as a selection of gourmet gastronomic products, will participate in the first edition of Wine Time Marbella, a exhibition that will allow both professionals and the public to discover some of the world´s most exclusive wines, but also those wines of…

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Kool and the Gang and UB40 confirm summer concerts

Rock Lounge, the area´s best and most established concert promotor on the coast is pleased to announce two great party concerts this summer. On  Thursday August 16 UB 40, featuring original band members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey, will perform all their worldwide hits including “Red Red Wine” and “Kingston Town” at The Bullring in Estepona. Following sell out shows in the USA, the O2 London,…

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Meet the Brewer Tap Takeover Tonight!

If your Tuesday is turning into a thirsty one, head down to El Grifo tonight. Marbella's best and friendliest craft beer bar is hosting a "Meet the Brewer Tap Takeover" from 9pm. Benjamin Rozzi, head brewer at the award winning Basqueland Brewing Project (BBT) will be talking beer and taking questions. The evening is a great opportunity for any interested in the creative process and how the beer…

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LDV Sports Management cry foul as Marbella FC owner Grinberg renages on sale

While Marbella FC may still be in contention for promotion, off the field issues continue to disrupt the club's future. In April the owners of Marbella FC, including president Alexander Grinberg (pictured above with ex-Marbella mayor Jose Bernal) who was arrested under suspicion of money laundering last year Marbella FC owner arrested in Mafia swoop came to an agreement with LDV Sports Management…

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Robert de Niro opens Nobu in Marbella

Iconic American actor Robert de Niro flew into Marbella last night to officially open the latest addition to his Nobu Hotel and Restaurant business. Flanked by co owners Nobu Matsuhisa, Meir Teper, Drew Nieporent, and managing partner Richie Notar, as well as Puente Romano owner Daniel Shamoon, de Niro arrived by helicopter and was whisked to a press conference. A traditional sake opening party…

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Vikings land at Playa Padre

Vikings were spotted on the beach in Marbella this weekend. Maria Bravo and Katheryn Winnik  - star of the hit TV series Vikings - kicked off the summer season at  fashionable Marbella Beach Club Playa Padre.     Bravo, who is a co-owner of Playa Padre together with Nicolás Escanez, Albert Beniflah and other members of the MOSH Group.  said: "It is a pleasure to start the summer season…

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