Something for the Weekend

Support for Sarah

The case of Marbella youngster Sarah Almagro, who lost her hands and feet due to meningococcus, has seen the Marbella community rallying around her. There are number of fundraising projects and events to get her the prosthesis she needs to lead a full and normal life. Specsavers Ópticas in…

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Man critical after Marbella shooting

A man is in a serious condition after being shot in Marbella. The man, who has not been identified, was found in the doorway of a medical centre. He had been left there by a passing driver, who fled the scene. The man was rushed to Hospital Costa del Sol, where he remains in a critical condition. Policia Nacional have launched an inquiry into the shooting, and are asking for anyone who witnessed…

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Now Showing – Sully

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 Espectador, when tickets are available at the reduced price of €4.20 (normal price €8). This includes three hours parking as…

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A very Kempinski Christmas!

The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona  has established itself as a firm favourite in the area as a great place to celebrate Christmas and New Year and has a wonderful programme of events to enjoy throughout December, including markets, carol singing, fabulous food, glittering galas and even a visit from Santa himself! The festivities begin on Saturday December 3 at 4pm with the traditional…

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Live on air !

As you may or may not be aware, I have another job as a radio presenter. Radio is your basic job for madmen, as you spend two hours or more talking to yourself and playing music in a darkened room, haunted by the sneaking suspicion that there could be nobody out there listening. Mind you, if there is one thing worse than people not ringing in, it’s people ringing in. I don’t have the luxury – as…

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Doing it for the Kids this Christmas

After the huge success of previous years, the Costa del Sol community is again joining together to collect presents for six orphanages along the coast as well as for the charity, Amusuvig, which provides support for children of domestic violence. Businesses across the coast will act as themselves as drop off points, so that you can purchase a gift, wrap it with festive paper and label it with the…

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Laude dances up a storm for Cudeca

Laude San Pedro International College held a very special non uniform day with  a ’Halloween Danceathon’ that saw students, staff and even parents, dressed up in their spookiest outfits and dancing their hearts away, raising funds and awareness for the Cudeca Hospice. The event took place at the school’s sports hall and began with a stunning opening dance number by Dance GCSE students, followed…

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Game of Spoliers – series to quit Spain?

Filming of the final series of Game of Thrones  may be moved from Spain to Northern Ireland to avoid people leaking spoilers! Producers of the show have reacted with annoyance after photographs of key scenes from the final series were posted on social media. It’s believed that fans were using high powered lenses to discover what was being filmed on locations around the country and as a rest…

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Luxury developments lead the way in 2016 market

2016 has  proved to be an excellent year so far for the Costa del Sol property market, reports leading luxury real estate specialist Asset Folio. Sales are booming and prices moving upwards and the new-build market is enjoying a particularly good year with luxury developments leading the way. Analysts such as Knight Frank and Aguirre Newman point to pent-up demand in niche areas such as the…

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Rock Solid Sadie!

Olivia's in La Cala is of the best reasons for Marbelli to expand their dining horizons and head east. Former TOWIE star and owner Elliot Wright held an informal Press lunch last month to reflect on a successful summer and outline his plans for 2017, where he also announced that his fiance Sadie and brother Eddie have joined the team at Olivia's. "She's my rock in times of need" said Elliot. This…

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Telethon website goes live!

The countdown to the Talk Radio Europe Telethon in aid of Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice begins today as the Telethon website goes live. This year's telethon takes place on  Friday,  November 25  from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm, with the show hosted by the TRE team alongside some special guests performing live in the studio. Each year Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice requires 3 million euros to provide their…

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Marbellisima – Gilly Jaxson

Superb soul singer and sexy veggie chef Gilly Jaxson picks her Marbella favourites!   Best View: The beach. After all these years it still takes my breath away with the most incredible sunsets and at night the most stunning starry sky, that makes you ponder your existence. Best for Eating : Sloanes in Elviria. It's British food and not vegan, but if you explain what you require they will…

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Fontana finesse to set standard

Certain to set a new standard in the Marbella luxury residential market,  Fontana is a collection of five new, architecturally curated villas, developed by Sir John Beckwith of UK based Pacific Investments, a multi-asset fund management group encompassing real estate, traditional and absolute return strategies to offer investors access to a fully diversified range of investment products.…

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Summer 2016 breaks all records!!!

It's official. Records for visitor numbers to the region for this year have been smashed! 6.7 million visitors came to the Costa del Sol this summer, the highest number in recorded history. Over €6.7bn is believed to have been spent in the local economy, a huge boost for the financial situation in Spain. This year has already seen an increase of 6.5% of visitors, with good weather expecting to…

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Goodbye Russ!

It's the end of an era. After over 15 years of very, very VERY late nights – including my own somewhat “lively" 40th birthday bash - Terra Blues owner Russell Soden has decided to call it a day. Russell has sold the bar but not before having a final "Terror Blues" Halloween farewell party tonight. TerraBlues was always the place that you could go to escape the TOWIE Tsunami that engulfed Banus.…

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“Hobophobia” Malaga Airport Death Arrest

A Finnish man has been arrested and charged over the death of a British man who was found dead on a bench at Malaga airport last Friday. Steven Allford, who is understood to have been sleeping rough around the area, was found tied to the bench. First reports indicate that the 51-year-old choked on his own vomit. The man has been remanded in prison, whilst legal preparations are made regarding the…

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Mundo Mania Mana for Mums!

Frazzled parents everywhere will be breathing a sigh of relief with the news that Mundo Manía  is due to open on Saturday December 3. The biggest family entertainment centre in the area offering something for all the family (babies, toddlers, kids, teens, mums and dads and even grandparents!) is under construction in Cancelada. The centre will offer children the chance to play, learn and develop…

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Macabre Malaga Airport Death

Spanish police have launched an investigation after finding the body of a British man who had been tied up and may have been choked to death. The body of the 51-year-old man, named in the British Press as Steven Allford, 51,was discovered outside Malaga airport on Friday morning. The Daily Mail claimed that he was "found with a slice of ham on each buttock and his genitals wedged into a can of…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club celebrate first win

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club were finally back to winning ways this weekend, with an historic first national league victory against C.R.A. Portuense. Playing at home at "Fortress Bahia's Park", Marbella put in a strong performance against their opponents, testimony to the progress that the Andalucian champions have made under coach Burger Heldenguys. A clinical first half display, that included…

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Police use helicopter and plane in Marbella drug bust

Four people have been arrested by Policia Nacional after raids on two drugs laboratories in Marbella. The operations were carried out on a number of flats in the notorious Las Albarizas blocks. Over 300 cannabis plants were seized and destroyed, as well as sophisticated growing and processing facilities. A police helicopter and aeroplane were also used in the operation Drugs including heroin and…

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Operation Captura makes early arrest

Authorities are calling on the public to help track down ten of the most wanted British criminals thought to be hiding out in Spain. The faces of ten fugitives have been made public in the latest appeal by Operation Captura, a collaboration between British and Spanish authorities and led by Crimestoppers to round up British fugitives. The list was unveiled by British and Spanish authorities at a…

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