Marbellisima

It’s Showtime!

Singer Alex Forriols, who rose to fame in the hit show La Voz  in 2016, wowed the crowds at Posidonia Banus on Saturday at the launch of the Posidonia Palace Show. His singing talent, stage presence and showmanship impressed, with numbers as diverse as Bohemian Rapsody, Roxanne and Gangnam…

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Comedy Tonight! – Laughter at the Lounge

Top flight comedy will be coming to La Sala tonight with Laughter at the Lounge It's the latest event from Bill Edwards, who noticed a gap in the market and started Costa Comedy Clubs in 2015. Since then Bill has flown top British stand up comedians over to Spain to perform at venues all along the coast,  as La Sala Puerto Banus and the Sunborn Yacht in Gibraltar as well as many others local…

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Bullfights back in Marbella?

In a move that will anger animal rights campaigners, bullfighting looks set to return to the Plaza de Toros in Marbella. Marbella Town Hall has announced that it will allocate just over one million euros for the refurbishment of the bullring, with the aim of "making it safe, practicable and operational for its intended use", according to the tender document. Companies that want to attend to carry…

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British Ambassador’s Open Letter on Brexit

An open letter from HMA Simon Manley to British nationals living in Spain I wanted to update you on the recent developments on our exit from the EU. As many of you are no doubt aware, on Sunday 25th November, there was a special European Council on Brexit. EU leaders agreed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU. Citizens’ rights is a…

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Monday Motivation – Ditch Dieting for Good!

In the first in a regular series of columns, Ali Silver examines our complex relationship with food. Do you need to change your body? Or do you need to change your relationship with your body and with food? If you are a woman, and it is also becoming more common in men these days, then it is more than likely you have been on a diet of sorts. 
Formerly they were sold to you, in the form of Atkins,…

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For Sale: One Careful Owner!

As regular readers of this blog will know, there has been a marked increase of shootings, stabbing and general "settling of scores" between drug gangs on the Costa del Sol this year. The latest happened last month with the killing of a 58-year-old French national, with a history of drugs and arms convictions, as he got out of his car in the garage of his luxury villa and was mown down with an…

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Marbella lights up tonight for Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Marbella gets into the Festive spirit tonight with the official turning on of the Christmas lights. As well as the lighting up ceremony, there are also parades, musical numbers, concerts and children's entertaiment planned for tonight. Marbella and San Pedro - the later with its giant Christmas Bauble that in bears an uncanny resemblence to the Death…

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Top Dog! Freya to the rescue!

It was a case of canine cavalry to the rescue in Marbella last night. A canine unit of the  Protection Civil joined National Police in the search for an 80-year-old man who went missing in Las Chapas yesterday lunchtime The man was found around 11.30pm by Freya, one of the canine unit's dogs. He had suffered a fall just 500 metres from his home and was unable to move. Paramedics were able to…

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Music legends rock at Kempinski Art Series 2018

Musical legends and artists Brian Travers from UB40 and John Illsley from Dire Straits flew in last Thursday to unveil a new art exhibition  at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía.   Officially opened by Mayor of Estepona José María García Urbano, (pictured with Brian, John and Kempinski Executive Assistant Manager Julia Castillo) this was the last event of the hotel’s Art Series 2018. Over 100…

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Last night’s killing – another settling of scores?

In an all too familiar scenario, police are working on the theory that last night's fatal shooting in Nagüeles was another settling of scores. The victim was gunned down in the garage of his luxury villa on Calle Pizarra at around 8.20 pm yesterday. The assassin lay in wait for him, shooting him as he got out from parking his car in the garage. The killer then fled on a motorbike. Police were…

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Do we think he’s sexy? Rod Stewart on the Coast!

Ageless rocker Rod Stewart will be live in concert on the Coast next summer. The 73-year-old Scot, whose hits include "Sailing", "Baby Jane" and of course "Do you think I'm sexy?", will perform at the Marenostrum Castle Park in Fuengirola on Wednesday July 3. It's the first time that Rod, who was a regular vistor to Marbella and had a villa in Estepona in the 80s,  has played on the Coast since…

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Marbellisima – Ali Silver

Non-diet Nutrition and Intuitive Eating coach Ali Silver picks out her favourite places in Marbella! Best View: The best view for me is when I’m walking down the beach, and can see the sea, mountains and forest all at once. Where else in the world can you see such a view? Best Place for Coffee: I am the opposite of a coffee snob; I like it milky and sweet and not strong at all. My only rule is…

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The Russians are coming. To La Concha

One of the things that I have noticed about the many Russians that I have met - mainly fishing on the lake - is their love of nature. Growing up in the Soviet-era 80s, we thought that the Russians all lived in drab, grey brutalist tower blocks, and were chomping at the bit to destroy the imperialist West. In fact the Russians that I encounter love spending time in the countyside, normally with a…

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Something for the Weekend? – Book Review – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton Groundhog Day meets Agatha Christie in this quirky debut novel by Stuart Turton. Set in the 1920s and told in the style of a locked room mystery, guests are summoned to Blackheath Manor house for a party. By the end of the night Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered. However, unless Aiden, one of the guests,…

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Can You Feel It? – The Jacksons to play Marbella!

You'll be able to blame it on the sunshine, moonlight, good times and the boogie next summer. The Jacksons, the most famous family in music history, are coming to Puente Romano Club de Tennis, Marbella, on Thursday August 8 2019. As they celebrate the life of Michael Jackson, ten years after his passing, and the 50th anniversary of The Jackson 5, original members Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson,…

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Wave of support for brave Sarah

Marbella residents have set up an appeal for a local teenager who has suffered a life changing illness. Sarah Almargo, 18, suffered a a sepsis attack this summer caused by meningococcal and bacteria, which triggered a multi organ collapse. After spending 10 days in a coma, Sarah had to undergo several life saving operations, including the amputation of both her hands and feet. Although still in…

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Teen’s harrowing Social Media post before death plunge

The girlfriend of a British teenager who jumped to his death from the roof of El Corte Ingles posted an Instagram message on the morning of the tragedy which said: “It’s a dirty world that I don’t want to live in anymore.” The 14-year-old added ‘I’m Sorry’: “To anyone who has ever loved/known or supported me, thank you, I love you and I will miss you.” Her 16-year-old companion and fellow student…

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Fawlty Towers in Gibraltar!

Officially the world’s longest running dining experience, this one-of-a-kind original has made its international mark as an ‘outrageously funny’ night out  Bragging sell-out shows all over the world – including Sydney Opera House and London’s West End – it’s now coming for the first time to Gibraltar, for two shows only on 3-4 November. A top attraction of London’s theatre scene since 2012 and…

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Marbella in shock after El Corte Ingles tragedy

A day after the tragedy at El Corte Ingles yesterday, Marbella is still in shock. As the facts behind the death of a 14-year-old boy, who leapt to his death from the roof of the building become clearer, many are wondering if anything could have been done to prevent it. What makes this more shocking is that victim’s girlfriend posted on Social Media that she and her boyfriend were about to commit…

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BREAKING NEWS: Youth dies in horror plunge in Puerto Banus

Lunchtime Shoppers were left shocked and horrified today as a young man fell to his death from the sixth floor of El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus Eyewitness describe the teenager, who has not been named, as falling "in a flying position", while two teenage boys nearby wept openly. Police were quickly on the scene, but nothing could be done to save the victim, who is described by sources as…

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Happy Halloween!

Get ready for the marauding gangs of hyperactive children dressed as vampires, mummies and various other members of the Undead that we have come to expect for Halloween. Even the weather has got in on the act, with thunderstorms forecast and the official Halloween activities in San Pedro and Marbella- including the parade and Passage of Terror, will now take place on Friday November 2. See…

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