Puerto Banus

Pet Poisoner Returns?

Dog owners were yesterday warned not to take their pets for walks in La Campana after at least five dogs were poisoned on the same day, with one dead. The news raised fears that the pet poisoner, who killed more than 15 dogs in Nueva Andalucia in 2017, is back. The alarm was raised by Borja, a vet…

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Urban Collective in Marbella

Kasser Rassu Gallery opens Urban Collective, a new exhibition featuring three exciting artists, tonight. Hosted by Benezra Art Investments, the exhibition showcases the latest works by Dom Pattinson, Kathrina Rupit and Benjamin Duarri Dom Pattinson has had sell out collections at the London and New York Art Fairs as well as exhibitions in Singapore, Valencia, Portugal and Australia. Dom recently…

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Mayor vows to protect Marbella history

Marbella mayor Jose Bernal has vowed to increase security at the town's historical monuments. The mayor was speaking during a visit to view the shocking damage by vandals at the Villa Romana de Rio Verde. Bernal was accompanied by the head of Culture and Heritage, Gema Midon, as well as police and  associations Cilniana, San Pedro 1860 and Marbella Activa. All deplored "the acts of vandalism and…

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Now showing – Joy

If you fancy catching a film in Marbella, then Wednesday is the best value day to do it. The Cine Teatro Goya in Puerto Banus has improved its selection of English language films (known as V.S.O.E) and is also a much more comfortable viewing experience. Wednesday is Dia del Espectador, when tickets are available at the reduced price of €4.50 (normal price €8). This includes three hours parking as…

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Property of the week

This is a lovely ground floor apartment near to the beach in a quiet urbanisation in Benamara, close to all the local amenities and within walking distance of restaurants, beach and public transport. The accommodation consists of one big bedroom with en suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes, living/dining with open plan fully fitted kitchen, marble flooring, double glazing, fireplace with wood…

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Starman

The Man who fell to Earth and sold (and wowed) the World left the planet today David Bowie has been part of my life for decades and he will always have a special connection with Marbella for me. I remember first hearing Let's Dance playing at Victor's Beach when I was on holiday in the early 80s. I interviewed the great Nile Rodgers, who has also had a brush with cancer, a few years ago and we…

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Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel – Central Style

It may only be January, but the new Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel in Marbella looks like being one of the places to stay in 2016. A sophisticated adults only hotel the Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel sits right on the beachfront,  a five minute stroll to the buzzing centre of Old Town Marbella, and its marina and a taxi hop away from Puerto Banus and offers  the only rooftop bar in  Marbella. This…

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Marbellisima – Hannah Murray

Talk Radio Europe Breakfast presenter Hannah Murray shares her favourite places in Marbella Best View: Every time I go to Kala Kalua, a chiringuito on the beach in San Pedro, it literally takes my breath away. Some almejas al ajillo, a glass of white wine, and an uninterrupted view of the Mediterannean Sea, Gibraltar, and even Africa, on a clear day - Stunning. Another really spectacular view is…

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Now showing – Steve Jobs

It's dia de espectador today, which means that all tickets at the Cine Teatro Goya in Puerto Banus are €4.50. Assuming that you've seen the new Star Wars (and if you haven't where the hell have you been??)  then the Steve Jobs movie, directed by Danny Boyle and staring Michael Fassbender, should be one of the first films to see in 2016. With public anticipation running high, Apple Inc.…

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Unemployment falls in Marbella

Unemployment has fallen by 1,024 people in Marbella in December, compared to the same period in 2014, representing an annual decrease of 6.94%. The year ended in with 13,731 people unemployed compared to 14,755 in December 2014, the best figure in this period since 2009. The data also reveals that that the everage age of unemployed people is 45, while catering and retail are the most sought…

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Culinary Three Kings!

Today's Three Kings Procession has a culinary flavour. Three of Marbella's top chefs , Diego del Río, chef of the restaurant El Lago ; Sergio Garrido , executive chef of Vincci Hotels, and Fermin Lozano , head of the Restaurant La Barca will represent the Kings today. At the presentation of the chefs, Marbella Mayor Jose Bernal said that this year's Kings respresented the growing gastronomic…

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Phil Lynott’s last gigs in Marbella

January 4 marks the 30th anniversary of Phil Lynott's untimley death. The charismatic Thin Lizzy founder passed away after collapsing in his home in the UK, after several years drink and drug abuse. A little known fact, however, was that Phil played one of his last ever gigs in Marbella, as well as jamming at a beach bar the next weekend. Phil's band played at the Cuba nightclub in Carolina Park,…

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Three Kings Fever!

We are currently trapped in the  festive No Man’s Land between Christmas Eve and Three Kings. It’s the time of the year when you aren’t really sure what day of the week it is, although to be honest, as a freelance journalist that applies pretty much to every other time of the year as well, especially as it relates to deadlines. This is also the time of year when it is socially acceptable to…

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Marbella – Make or Break for 2016?

2016 seems set to be a make or break year in Marbella in more ways than one The left wing coalition under Jose Bernal that swept to power in the summer won plaudits for its policy of transparency, including publishing the Mayor's wages on the web and unveiling a new strategic plan for the town running until 2022. As the recent general elections proved, however, the political landscape in Spain…

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No bling bonzana from El Gordo

So the Gordo came and went, and despite me bearing more than a passing resemblance to El Calvo, the bald British actor who was an iconic figure in the lottery adverts a few years ago, my ticket brought a big fat zilch. But looking on the bright side, the fact that I didn't win a life changing amount of money (minus 20% tax to the government; thanks Mr Rajoy) at least means that you are still…

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Bah Humbug!

For many people Christmas is a magical time of year. A time for family, feasting and merriment and the often forgotten reason of the celebration the birth of Jesus Christ. For a heathen such as myself it is a living hell. A grim travesty of fake bonhomie, mindless consumerism and gluttony, plus the inevitable reruns of Morcambe and Wise. And although those of you who have witnessed my…

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May the Force be with you!

The most eagerly awaited film of the year is now showing in Marbella! Star Wars:The Force Awakens premiered with a just after midnight screening at the Cine Goya Marbella, Puerto Banus, delighting Sci-Fi Fans everywhere. The reboot is directed by JJ Abrams and takes place 30 years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire. A new threat rises as The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only…

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Marbellisima – Eva George

Eva George is an author and Mum of two living between London and Marbella who has discovered a range of simple and practical ways for women to improve body confidence and become the healthiest version of themselves, without dieting or disrupting their lifestyles and has put everything she has learned into a book, designed for busy women like herself. The result is Size HH, which was launched at…

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Marbella impress with convincing victory

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club pulled off another impressive win on Sunday. The team trounced their oppponents  U.R.C Costa Almeria 69-0. Able to call on a fully fit squad for the first time in several weeks, Marbella dominated the match and the powerful pack was able to wreak havoc in the scrum. Although the whole team were outstanding, young Marbella players Marcos Spinetti,  Gianluca Pesaressi,…

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Indy Film Festival in Marbella

The first iFilmmaker International Film Festival ended on Tuesday night with the awards ceremony at the Cine Goya Marbella in Puerto Banus. Filmmakers  from 75 countries were present, among them the Goya panel member  Andrés Pajares, Jesus Lloveras who has a total of 16 nominations for the Goya awards as well as Marbella mayor Jose Bernal and  the Russian Ambassador. The big winners of the night…

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The Kids wanna Rock!!!

If you like your gigs live and loud, then head over to  Bar Roka in Elviria tonight. That's the venue for a Christmas concert with a difference, with a variety of talent from children aged 9-18 from different schools along the coast. The children are performing in bands together and will play a variety of styles ranging from Folk to Funk to Pop to Punk. The musical mayhem kicks off at 7.30pm with…

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