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Something for the Weekend? ‘Journeys to the Other Side of the World’ By Sir David Attenborough

Alicia Duggan at The Bookshop reviews the latest book from the world's favourite wildlife expert. Journeys to the Other Side of the World chart the further adventures of a young David Attenborough - from Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia. The…

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Share the Love!

In case you haven't noticed, February is the month of love. But it you are all Valentine'd out by now (and let's face it, who isn't) optical chain Specsavers Opticas are asking people to show their love for the most disadvantaged in their community by making a small food donation this month. They are collecting non-perishable food for the Spanish Federation of Food Banks in all  of their stores…

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Valentine’s Day Massacred!

Now let’s get this straight before I begin. I am in no way turning into a male Marbella version of Bridget Jones. But as I hurtle towards my 50th I look around at my peers and am struck by the sobering realisation that they are either “happily married” or have been “blessed by the arrival of children”. So, in order to restore some semblance of normality to February, the mushiest of all months…

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Love is in the air at the Kempinski

With its lush tropical gardens, heated outdoor and indoor pools, great restaurants and  spa. the The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona  is a great place to celebrate Valentine’s Day and spoil the one you love. From February 10 -19 guests can enjoy a romantic candlelit five-course dinner for two in the cosy Alminar Wine & Steak House, including a glass of champagne and a red rose on arrival.…

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LGBT Marbella backlash

The placing of an LGBT flag on Marbella's Faro beach has unleashed a wave of homophobic comments on the social networks and been reported on national TV. The Facebook group 'Marbella se queja' has published a photograph of the flag in which it says "Can someone explain to me why the flag of our country, Spain, is not on the beach of the Faro? Are gays not Spanish? Following the publication of…

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Marbellisima – Viktoriya Gardiner

Ten Things I love About Marbella, with Viktoriya Gardiner Events Manager and Co-owner of Mundo Mania family entertainment centre in Cancelada. Best View  I only moved here last August, so I am still blown away by the sea views and love to walk along the paseo and drink it all in. Best for Eating  There are so many great places, but I like Camuri at Laguna Village, as it’s right on the beach so…

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La Sala – New look, Same Style!

If, as the old saying goes, “a week is a long time in politics”, then six years in the restaurant business is an eternity, especially in Marbella. La Sala opened in 2010, and since then it has become a “must do destination” for any visiting celebrity, Premiership footballer and Reality TV star with a list that includes Prince Albert of Monaco, Sir Alan Sugar, Eva Longoria, Tulisa, Ronan Keating…

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Fifty Shades Darker – It’s Coming…

Slip into your sexiest outfit and grab a gaggle of girlfriends, ladies, as the latest Fifty Shades movies hits the big screen in Banus this weekend. Fifty Shades Darker is the second film in the trilogy and picks up the plot (and the chains and restraints we imagine) from the blockbuster and hen party pleasing Fifty Shades of Grey, with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan doing their thing in the Red…

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Our Space means Marbella open for Business!

Marbella's reputation as a serious place to do business received  a major boost with the opening Our Space Marbella. CIT Marbella President Juan José González Ramírez officially opened Our Space Marbella alongside the CEO Kevan Halliwell and key members of the Our Space team. Hundreds of Marbella businessattended to mark the launch of this new global brand, visit the outstanding facilities, enjoy…

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Rugby the winner!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club asked for a show of support from rugby fans yesterday, and certainly got it as Fortress Bahia was packed! There was a festival atmosphere as the home team took on UR Alemeria. The club, which has had its bank account frozen due a disputed IBI tax, threw open its gates. Rugby fans came in their hundreds, eager to support the embattled club and happy to donated via…

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“Todos con Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club”!!!

Embattled Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club has announced that its next match, held this Sunday, will have free admission. The club, which has had its account embargoed due to a disputed tax debt, currently lies sixth in the national league B, plays Union de Rugby Almeria. The uncertain future of Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club,  which as well as its first team, also has over 250 youngsters of all…

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Marbellisma – Georgina Shaw

Ten Things I love About Marbella with Georgina Shaw, Marketing Director Shaw Marketing Services Best View: It has to be the backdrop of La Concha that you can always enjoy in Marbella, normally against a bright blue sky. If you can see if you know that you’re home! Best for Eating: There are so many great restaurants on the Costa del Sol that it’s hard to choose, but we LOVE the juicy steaks,…

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Fuengirola paedophile gets 30 months

A British paedophile who fled to Fuengirola after police discovered 34,000 indecent child photographs on his computers has been jailed for 30 months. 46-year-old Matthew Sammon spent two years on the run in Spain and became a Most Wanted fugitive in Operation Captura. before a tip-off led to his arrest and extradition. Sammon, who admitted seven charges of downloading and possessing indecent…

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Record 2017 forecast for airlines

It's going to be another busy year for tourism Airlines in Spain n have hinted towards another record-breaking year, after passenger forecasts suggest an increase in passenger numbers of 13% compared to last year. Airlines have seen a significant rise in bookings from Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands. UK passenger numbers are also forecast to rise around 17% compared to 2016. The domestic market…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club has account embargoed

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club faces an uncertain future. Not on the pitch, where the team ground out a superb 18-15 win over third placed CAR Caceres, but with the Patronaro de Recaudacion Provincial de Malaga, (Provincial Treasury of Malaga). who have embargoed the club's bank account. As I write this the account balance stands at zero. The embargo has been put in force as the authorities claim…

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The Return of The Godfather

My Godaughter flew over from the UK to visit this Christmas. I suspect that several jaws amongst you hqve already dropped open at the thought of yours truely being a Godfather – the respected adult figure whose role is to guide the aforementioned impressionable child in the ways of spiritul matters and rightiousness. I will have to admit that with a CV like mine, Godfather does seem an unlikely…

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Snow hits Marbella

The cold snap that hit Spain on Wednesday brought snow to Marbella's emblematic La Concha mountain for the first time in years. The sharp drop in temperature saw a low of 3.7 degrees, and snow in Ojen, Juanar and the peak of La Concha, a huge contrast to the 20 degrees recorded on Tuesday Friday's forecast from AEMET has a low of 4 and a high of 11 as the cold weather continues. Wrap up warm!

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Let it snow!

The cold snap forecast by AEMET has well and truly arrived, with temperatures tumbling overnight. Snowfall was reported as close as Monda, Estepona and Coin, where one budding weather reporter observed on social media " Cat shot out of back door and skidded a metre when trying to stop and looked very bemused." The town of Antequera recorded -4 last night, and Malaga is expected to recieve some…

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Cold Snap forecast for Spain

Dig out your thermals. Spanish meteorological agency AEMET has issued a weather warning across most of Spain for cold weather. The cold front sweeping Europe has entered Spain through the northeast, bringing lower temperatures, rain, wind and snow to the peninsula.  Snowfall is forecast for Thursday in Valencia and in the North African Spanish city of Ceuta, which has not seen snow since 1993.…

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That awkward keyboard slip moment…

During the post Christmas pre New Year lull I decided to take in a movie at my local cinema. My choices for a no brains blockbuster over the festive season where the new Stars Wars film Rogue One, Assasins Creed (a bloody awful film, based on a video game. I'm eagerly awaiting Sonic The Hedgehog:The Movie in that case) and the new JK Rowling Film, Fabulous Beasts and Where to Find them. And it…

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Cause of Marbella kindergarden death unknown

The death of a two-year-old boy, four days after being admitted to hospital after an innocuous fall, has caused consternation in Marbella. The boy, who has not been named, suffered a fall while at a municipal kindergarten on Monday. The child was taken to hospital with what was suspected to be a fractured leg and tragically died of unexplained causes. An autopsy is due to take place to determine…

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