San Pedro

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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BREAKING NEWS Hit and Run and Huge Crash in Banus

There has been a huge crash on the Golden Mile outside Coral Beach Hotel that has blocked the road in all directions Witnesses report a black Audi 4x4 crashing at great speed into oncoming traffic, with the driver and passenger then running off pursued by police. The men, described as white and in their 20s, were soon arrested. That stretch of road has no central reservation and up to 8 cars were…

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Something for the Weekend?

The May Bank Holiday kicks into gear as most of the beach clubs are now up and running, including Nikki Beach´s annual White Party extravaganza that featured Cirque de Soleil. They don't do things by halves, that lot. Unfortunately Mahiki Beach´s opening has been put on hold until the official launch party on Saturday  June 17, so we have been spared seeing Mark Wright´s DJ talents at first…

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Baywatch Babe Pammy coming to Marbella

Legendary Baywatch Babe Pamela Anderson will be in Marbella this weekend. The actress, who shot to global fame as C. J.  Parker in the TV series, is among the guests set to attend the opening of Playa Padre in Marbella this Saturday. The new business venture of Maria Bravo, Playa Padre is located on Cable Beach, and you'll be able to top up your tan with a clear conscience - as a proportion of…

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Marbella mourns Manchester

Marbella Town Hall held a minute's silence yesterday to pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack Mayor Jose Bernal was among those who attended at the Town Hall. Elsewhere King Philipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy offered condolences and support. The King, along with government bodies and other political leaders across the country, including the newly elected PSOE leader…

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Blue Whale Mother Speaks of Horror

The mother of the girl at the centre of the first discovery of the Blue Whale suicide game in Andalucia has spoken of her shock. The woman, who moved to Marbella from her native Russia with her daughter several years ago, spoke to Sur newspaper. "I did not know anything about the 'blue whale.' I had only heard that it had caused problems with teenagers in Russia. But I did not imagine that it…

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Park Life!

Living in Marbella, you get used to seeing some fairly, ahem, "interesting" driving. Especially during summer when the madrilenos come down with their Mercs, Puerto Banus is full of playboys posing with their supercars and tourists getting confused in their rent-a-cars. And that's not even mentioning the annual migration of Moroccans hurtling bleary eyed to catch the ferry at Algeciras. Parking…

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Footloose and Fancy Freebooting!

Back in the boom days of the 90s and the Noughties, as an established member of the freebooting Press, I used to get showered with all sorts of freebies and goodie bags. In those days I was the Editor of a commercial property magazine, based just off City Road. The buzzword in those days was 'urban regeneration' and bodies such as the London Docklands Development Corporation had lavish PR budgets…

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Things2domarbella.com to relaunch website with a bang!

We like a good launch party at Planet Marbella, so we are really looking forward to next Saturday, May 27. Our friends at Things2domarbella.com are  about to relaunch their new website version 2.0 LIVE, and to celebrate the newest and most innovative technology they will be holding a launch party at The Marbella Event Academy in Puerto Banus. CEO Glenn Ward and Tech Expert Walter Farfan will be…

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Internet suicide game discovered in Marbella

A Marbella school has become one of the first in Spain to uncover pupils playing the sick "Blue Whale" suicide game. El Confidencial reports that a 15-year-old Russian girl at the college was found to have deep cuts on her arm and the inscription F57. After her parents called in the police, it was discovered that another five Russian girls, aged 15-16, were playing the game. The sick suicide…

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Good time to buy!

A new survey says that the majority of Spaniards think now is a good time to invest in property. According to a new study by Solvia (a bank real estate servicer) and Kantar TNS, a research company, 71% of Spaniards think this is a “good time” to buy property Reasons cited by respondents for their positive view included the fall in prices during the crisis, the idea that property is a good…

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Qatar Airways to run direct flights to Malaga

Award winning airline Qatar Airways has announced 12 new destinations for 2017-18, including Malaga. Other destinations include Cardiff, Malaga, Mykonos, Accra, Kiev, Prague, Mombasa and Abidjan. Qatar Airways is the national airline of the State of Qatar and one of the aviation industry’s big success stories. Operations began in 1994 when the airline was a small regional carrier serving a…

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Darling and Prickly Buds of May…

The May Day Bank Holiday has been and gone – and the rain didn’t dampen the celebrations that mark the opening of the beach clubs – and the summer season is with us once again. I have always liked May as a month as it starts with a public holiday, which is always a wise move in my book. May 1 is International Workers Day, celebrated all over the world – though as a freelance writer and…

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Busy Week for Triple A

Marbella animal charity Triple A have a busy few days of fundraising and finding forever homes coming up! On SundayMay 14 the charity, located on the Ojen road, will be holding an Open Day. From 12.00 the public are invited to come and meet the animals, have a look around the rescue centre, enjoy some food and drink and even cuddle the puppies and cats. The fundraising continues on Thursday May…

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Ironman comes to Marbella in 2018

No, Tony Stark isn't coming to the Costa, but some real life superheroes will be competing in the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella in 2018. IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella, which will take place on April 29, 2018,  will be the fourth IRONMAN 70.3 race in Spain. The race will begin with a single-loop 1,900m swim in the Mediterranean Sea just off the Levante beach of Puerto Banús. The 90km bike starts on the…

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Something for the Weekend?

There's a feast for food lovers as well as a tough test for triatheletes this weekend in Marbella The ninth Ruta de la Tapa starts today (Friday) and runs until Sunday. You can try out a huge range of tapas in both Marbella and San Pedro, and you can find the bars taking place in the tapaportes that you can pick up in Tourist Offices and participating establishments The idea is to fill as many…

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Our Space Marbella launches free event programme

Since it opened in February, the  co-working office centre Our Space Marbella has been working to support entrepreneurship and boost local businesses by offering regular training and networking sessions at the Oasis Business Centre on the Golden Mile. During May they have great free events, which are  open to all members of the Costa del Sol business community. May 11. 5-6pm, Training Session -…

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Cheaper than chips at the Cinema!

We like a good movie over at Planet Marbella and, even more than that, we love a good deal. Which is why the Fiesta del Cine at Puerto Banus' Cinema, the Cine TeatroGoya, crossed our radar. From May 8-10 (inclusive) all tickets to all films are an incredible €2,90! And with movies such as Fast and Furious 8, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Boss Baby and John Wick 3 currently showing in English, it's…

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Something for the Weekend!

It's a busy first May weekend in Marbella, with most of the beach clubs officially open for summer 2017. Don't say you weren't warned. Expect Plaza Beach and Ocean Club to be as manic as always if their May Day Bank Holiday openings were anything to go by. You'll find a more laid back vibe at La Sala by the Sea that also opened last week, although Sala Sundays can also get a little lively. Away…

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Mum’s the word!

This Sunday, May 7, is Spanish Mother’s Day, a day when Mums deserve to be spoilt rotten! The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona have two great treats for special Mums, a Vitamin C facial at the spa and an afternoon tea at the hotel. The spa treatment is a 50 minute VIT C Facial, a nutrient rich treatment with the antioxidant power of vitamin C, which engages the senses, stimulates the production…

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Bacon, Freud and the School of London

A mayor exhibition - organised by Tate London with the collaboration of Museo Picasso - is currently showing in Malaga. Bacon, Freud and the School of London brings together some of the most important post-War British artists for the first time in Spain.   Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Study for Portrait on Folding Bed, 1963,Oil on canvas, 219.8 x 169.0, Tate Gallery, London © Tate, London…

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