San Pedro

Monday Motivation – Dieting and Teeth

In her latest column, Ali Silver discusses Dieting and Oral Health By now, you know that diets don’t work and they that seriously disrupt your relationship with food and your body. In the quest for weight loss, we often overlook our teeth and gums. However if you have ever had to have work done to…

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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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More bad weather in Marbella

Marbella marked a wet and wild beginning to the May Bank Holiday Weekend, with much of the coast under Orange Alert Over 100 mm fell in 12 hours on Thursday night, and the Orange Alert is in place until midnight. Saturday sees more rain forecast and a Yellow Alert. Tonight's glitzy opening party at Ocean Club has been postponed until Saturday. Further up the coast in Benalmadena, a floating…

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Belt up!

It's a case of clunk click every trip. The Guardia Civil’s traffic department has brought online hundreds of cameras that will monitor seat belt use across the country. 225 cameras went live earlier this month, in an effort to reduce the number of people not wearing seatbelts in Spain.60% of the cameras are on standard roads, 40% on motorways. In 2015, 178 people died in road accidents as a…

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Marbella beaches devastated by storm

Work has continued over the weekend clearing up from the coastal storm that battered Marbella on Friday. Council workers worked to repair damaged pathways, and clear water and sand damage from public areas. The beach at La Fontanilla was among the worst to be affected, with the sea almost sweeping away the chringuitos. All the sand that was brought in just before Holy Week was washed away. The…

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No change for Expat voters

The British Government has confirmed that existing rules for expatriates will remain in place for the forthcoming snap General Election on the 8th June. That means that people who were resident and registered to vote in UK elections in the last 15 years are able to do so. However for residents who have been living in Spain for longer than 15 years, they will not be able to partake in the next…

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Strong Winds and Rough Seas Forecast

Marbella is bracing itself for a buffeting tonight. AEMET, the Spanish meteorological office, has forecast winds up to 70 km/h and waves of up to five metres The wind will drop tomorrow morning, with showers throughout the day. Brighter weather is forecast for Sunday

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Doing it for David

Hot Marbella magazine is organising a charity fashion show and lunch for popular photographer David Toms on Thursday April 27 Last July David suffered a horrific motorcycling accident that left him quadriplegic with motion in only three fingers. The prognosis is still undetermined and David has been undergoing a lengthy process of rehabilitation at a specialist hospital in Toledo Friends have…

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Rajoy summoned to court

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been summoned to give evidence in a huge corruption trial. Several members of the Partido Popular deny multiple charges - including organised crime and falsifying accounts. No date's been set for the PM's hearing.

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