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To cut a long story short – Tony Hadley to play Marbella!

One of the most distinctive male singers of the 80s will be playing Marbella this summer. On Saturday, August 10, the legendary Tony Hadley, lead singer with Spandau Ballet will be performing all of his hits, including: “True”, “Gold”, “Through the Barricades” and many more. The concert is  part…

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Update: Body is that of kidnap victim

The body dumped close to Algeciras' Punto Europa yesterday was that of the young man kidnapped in Estepona on Tuesday night, police have confirmed. The 29-year-old Spaniard's body was in a wheelbarrow yesterday morning. The victim's wounds indicate that he had been murdered. Sources say that the young man was known to police and had convictions for drug and tobacco smuggling. The victim was…

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BREAKING NEWS: Body found after Estepona kidnapping

Police investigating last night’s dramatic kidnapping from a busy restaurant in Estepona last night have found a body. The body of a man was discovered this morning next to the Hospital Puento Europa in Algeciras with first reports of his wounds indicating that he had been murdered. The kidnapping took place as the victim was eating at a Mister Noodles restaurant on Estepona’s Paseo Martimo after…

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Breaking News Panic in Estepona after “gunshots”

Central Estepona was in lockdown as witnesses reported hearing “gunshots” Witnesses say they heard a number of what sounded like gunshots near to the Mr Noodles restaurant and then saw police chasing two men down Cale Real. Many dinners took shelter in restaurants, which locked their doors in scenes reminiscent of the Paris and London attacks Social Media showed a large number of police on…

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Warmer autumn expected

Autumn looks set to be warmer than usual, according to forecasts issued by weather agency Aemet. During a recent press conference the agency released data suggesting higher than average temperatures for the next three months – autumn officially started just before 4am on Sunday, September 24. Presenting the data for the summer months, they announced that whilst this summer was hotter and more…

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Mystery Blaze strikes popular Marbella Bar

Marbella residents were forced to flee their apartment block in the early hours of this morning, as a fire damaged one of the town's best known bars Emergency Services were alerted at at 6:50 am that the awnings and chairs outside La Librería, close to El Faro, were on fire. Police and Firefighters were quickly on the scene to deal with the blaze, as well as ambulance services. Although there was…

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Heat,dust and a hard-won Marbella victory!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club recorded a nail baiting 30-24 victory against CD Arquitectura in the first home game of the season. It may have been late September but it felt like high summer as the teams took to the pitch at "Fortress Bahia" and the home spectators were soon looking for whatever shade they could, with the tree lined south banking proving especially popular as well as looking…

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BREAKING NEWS: Brit rushed to hospital after stabbing in Banus

The senseless violence that has stained the summer in Marbella continues In the latest incident, a 24-year-old man was stabbed twice in the legs as he left a barbers, believed to be Harrison's, in Puerto Banus on Wednesday at 6pm. Sources say the attacker calmly got into a getaway car and drove off. The victim was rushed to the Hospital Costa del Sol. The motive for the attack is unknown, but…

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Something for the Weekend – MTV Gibraltar Calling, Irish Festivals and Rugby!

We may be coming to the end of September, but it still feels like summer and there is plenty going on to keep the vibe going! MTV Gibraltar Calling is well underway and after great sets by Texas and Two Door Cinema Club last night, the Main Stage will host sets by Rag'n'Bone Man (9pm), Rita Ora (10.30pm) and headliner Stormzy brings Grime to Gib at midnight.Meanwhile the Classic Stage sees…

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Marbella woman suffers severe burns in domestic violence incident

A 59-year-old Marbella woman suffered burns to 70% of her body after her partner allegedly started a fire in two parts of their house this morning. Firefighters were called to the house around 2 am after reports of a blaze and found the woman with serious burns to her arms and torso. She was taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital and later transferred by helicopter to the Virgen del Rocío Hospital…

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Be Lagom aims to break new ground

International promoter Altur Homes today launched Be Lagom, one of the most exclusive and groundbreaking promotions on the Costa del Sol. CEO Javier Hernandez, Chief Operations Officer Marina Romero and Benahavis Mayor Jose Antonio Mena held a press conference to explain the unique project Set in a singularly beautiful location with spectacular views over the Mediterranean, Be Lagom will…

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Marbella bank heist the latest in a summer of crime

The summer criminal madness continues Three armed men robbed  Bankinter on Avda. Ricardo Soriano in the centre of Marbella. fleeing with around €200,000 yesterday morning. Police confirmed that the incident took place just after 8am. It is believed the robbers managed to grab the cash by making a hole in the manager’s office. Bank workers say the men were armed but no one was hurt during the…

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Triple A Fundraiser set for La Sala

 La Sala Banus will be the venue for a fabulous evening of fundraising for Marbella's non-profit animal shelter Triple A. The evening event takes place on Wednesday September 26 at the Live Lounge at La Sala Banus, with  entertainment by local favourite Peet Rothwell and a special guest appearance by British bodybuilder and six times Mr Olympia Dorian Yates, a committed ambassador for the cause.…

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Something for the Weekend? – Book Review “A Holiday to Die For” By Marion Leigh

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews A Holiday to Die For by Marion Leigh Petra Minx is back. This time the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Marine Unit sergeant is on the holiday of a lifetime in South Africa with her Italian friend, Interpol officer Carlo. They are there to attend Carlo’s cousin’s wedding and to take in a safari in the world famous Erosha National Park. However, her suspicions…

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An open letter from HMA Simon Manley to British citizens living in Spain

As many of you are no doubt aware, this autumn will be an important period in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, leading up to the European Council meeting on October 18. Ahead of that, you might have seen that the Government has published a series of technical notices on a range of areas, to help businesses and citizens prepare in the unlikely event of a no deal Brexit. Firstly, let me reassure…

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Impending Rains trigger Orange Alert for Marbella

Get your brollies ready! The Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated an orange alert for heavy rains starting at midnight tonight and lasting most of Saturday for Marbella. Rainfall is forecast at 30mm. The good weather is set to return on Sunday.  

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Oak Garden and Grill – Passionate Perfection

One of the rare pleasures of Marbella is dining under the stars. Living here year round, we can get blasé about just how fabulous enjoying great food in a beautiful setting can be. So if you are feeling that Marbella has lost some of its sparkle, an evening at Oak Garden and Grill will remind you just how lucky we are to live here. Oak Garden and Grill is now firmly established as a “must do”…

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Remembering Mel

As a rule of thumb, I don’t answer the phone after 11pm. That’s normally on the grounds that whoever is calling me is either bearing the type of news that will keep me up worrying all night, is a little ‘over refreshed’ and drunk dialing, has sat on the phone and is dialing by mistake, or a cunning combination of all of the above. So when my mobile buzzed at 12.30am on a Thursday with a call from…

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Something for the Weekend – Book Review – How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush, by Emmy Abrahamson

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush by Emmy Abrahamson Part fiction, part autobiography, How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush is a witty romantic comedy with a twist. Julia is single, late twenties woman, living in Vienna and teaching English in a language school. Following a failed relationship and a succession of disastrous…

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It’s the Vuelta Rant!

Stuck in traffic chaos caused by the Vuelta de España today, I reached for the smartphone...    

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Tour de Farce!!!

It was last Monday that was the final straw. Granted most Monday mornings can prove to be the last straw, especially when I am running late, again, for my radio show and only on my second coffee of the morning. Three café solos are normally needed to get me even near to a functional level. Having bumped up the track that leads from the Casita to the main road, I was thundering down towards the…

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