Tips & Tricks

Tyson’s in Town!

'People's Champion' Tyson Fury is soaking up the Marbella sunshine this weekend. The boxer, who lost a controversial points decision to Deontay Wilder last year, was spotted relaxing in La Sala Banus earlier today, as well as getting in a little light training with a morning run. And as the photo…

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Easter – Perfect for a little wine time

http://www.planetmarbella.com/wp-content/uploads/VID-20180326-WA0003.mp4 If you fancy indulging in your passion for wine that is a million miles away from a normal vineyard tour....

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Busy year ahead for Andrés Olivares Foundation

Cancer charity Andres Olivares Foundation presented its programme of activities in Marbella for 2018 at the Town Hall last week. As well as charity president Andres Olivares, the event was attended by Isabel Cintado, Delegate of Social Rights and Lourdes Romero, responsible for the charity in Marbella. Cintado thanked the foundation for choosing Marbella and predicted a great response from the…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club finish season in style!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club 31 - 24 CD Arquitectura Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club finished their second season is some style on Saturday with a stunning last minute victory.     Marbella went into the game eighth in the league and playing CD Arquitectura, three places above them and one of oldest names in Spanish rugby -established in 1931 - who had brought vocal support from……

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Marbella Town Hall cancel controversial animal contract

Pet lovers and animal activists were celebrating last night as the contract that allowed the euthanising of abandoned animals was cancelled With just three days left before the controversial contract was due to come into force the Town Hall announced that they will be drawing up a new contract in consultation with animal welfare group Triple A. The decision comes after huge public outcry and and…

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Triple A crisis. Mayor releases video response but still nothing in writing.

Beleaguered Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz responded to mounting criticism in a video statement this afternoon. Faced with widespread public outcry at the decision to put the contract for receiving stray animals out to tender, and the possibility that this would be taken away from animal charity Triple A and awarded to a bid from one of the so-called "killing stations",  Muñoz stated in her video…

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Space Cowboy to play Starlite

The Cat in the Hat is Back! Jamiroquai is set to play Marbella this summer. The Acid Jazz pioneers, lead by front man Jay Kay, are best known for tracks such a "Virtual Insanity", "Cosmic Girl" and "Space Cowboy", will play Starlite on July 27. Although this is the first time Jamiroquai has played in Marbella, the band have appeared in Malaga and were set to play the ill-fated Hipodromo in Mijas…

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Triple A future hangs in balance

Hundreds of abandoned animals face the death sentence after Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz and the Marbella Town Hall put the contract for receiving stray animals out to tender For nearly 30 years Marbella animal rescue charity Triple A have protected and rehomed abandoned animals at minimal cost to Marbella Town Hall, and have over 400 animals at their centre on the Ojen road This news leaves the…

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Warhol at the Picasso

  One of the most iconic artists of the 20th century is coming to Malaga Museo Picasso Málaga is hosting a major retrospective of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), with a special focus on the transmutations that his legacy underwent during his career, and the repetitive, schematizing and contrived nature of his visual work for more than three decades of feverish creative activity. Andy Warhol (1928…

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Marbella braces itself for more bad weather

More rain is forecast for Marbella this weekend. Storms are set to lash the Atlantic coast with yellow weather warnings issued for the Campo de Gibraltar and the Costa de la Luz. The latest weather warnings came after a week of heavy rain that caused disruption to roads, flooded rivers and severe damage to several of Marbella’s beaches, only weeks ahead of the Easter holiday period. The good…

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Heavy Rain and Storms on the Way

The long awaited rains are set to arrive today While the UK shivers from "The Beast from the East", heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms will hit Marbella over the next few days. Spanish Metrological Office AEMET has put out a yellow warning for winds in Marbella today, as well as rain through the day. Tomorrow, March 1, the winds will increase, with an orange warning of up to 40Kmh, and…

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Marbella Mum to tackle Everest!

Marbella Mum of two and keen climber Hessia Fernandes has set her sights on Everest to raise 6,000€ for Malaga children’s charity the Nena Paine Foundation. Hessia aims to trek to Everest Base Camp on October 7 and is looking for support to raise funds to buy a second-hand minibus for the charity for underprivileged children. This is the third charity trek that Hessia has undertaken, previously…

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Alleged Russian crime boss bailed after Marbella arrests

The Malaga provincial court has released alleged Russian crime boss Arnold Spivakovsky (aka Tamm), on bail of €750,000. Spivakovsky, who is known to Interpol as one of the leaders of the Solntsevskaya mafia, was arrested as part of Operation Oligarch that saw 11 other Russians taken into custody on suspicion of money laundering and ties to the Solntsevskaya and Izmaylovskaya mafias. Marbella…

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Specsavers raise over €6000 for sight charity

Specsavers presented a cheque for over €6000 to ONCE earlier this month. The company raised €6,107 for the charity Fundación ONCE para la Atención de Personas con Sordoceguera (FOAPS) between July and December 2017. José Ángel Moral-Tajadura, Retail and Business Development Manager for Specsavers Spain presented a cheque to Marcelo Rosado, ONCE representative for Andalucía, Ceuta and Melilla and…

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Weather chaos continues across Spain

With apologies to Game of Thrones, "Winter has Come". The bad weather that brought much of Spain to a standstill earlier this week is set to continue. Weather warnings remain in place until Thursday for more snow, wind and rain. The bad weather continues to cause chaos across the country, with snowfall affecting flights, road and rail. Meanwhile amber and yellow weather warnings were issued for…

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Big Freeze hits Spain

Baby, it's cold outside Yesterday heavy snowfall affected over 140 roads across parts of Spain, and 70 flights were cancelled at Madrid Barajas airport. Railway lines were also closed as icy conditions affected the high speed rail network. 7000 homes were left without electricity, and nearly 42,000 children had an extra-long weekend when their schools closed. Weather warnings continue today…

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OSP – ‘Obliterate San Pedro’ as palms uprooted

The 'Dubai-ification' of Marbella continues. The Tenencia de Alcaldia San Pedro Alcantara, under the leadership of Rafael Piña,  pushed forward its plans for the destruction of one of the last green areas in the town. Early this morning excavators began clearing the land at the entrance to San Pedro's main street. Palms that have stood for decades were dumped onto lorries and moved. The…

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Spain turns on Davis Cup magic in Marbella

Spain breezed past Great Britain at the Hotel Puente Romano Tenis Club this afternoon to book a place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Albert Ramos Vinolas won his second rubber of the weekend, seeing off a plucky Cameron Norrie 7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(4) 6-2. Norrie came through as a five-set winner on Friday but, in just his second competitive match on the red stuff, he didn’t quite have the strength to…

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GB stuns Spain to set up super Saturday

Great Britain's Davis Cup tennis team obviously haven't read the script. Five-time Davis Cup winners Spain finally got the chance to play in front of their home crowd after eight away ties, hosting Great Britain and clear favourites to reach the last 8. One of the hardest tasks in Davis Cup is to beat Spain on their home soil, which was last time achieved by Brazil in 1999, and Great Britain…

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San Pedro Trees for the Chop?

Marbella’s Green heritage is once again under threat In a move that has dismayed residents, the Tenencia de Alcaldia under the leadership of the OSP’s Rafael Piña Troyano, is pushing ahead with a scheme that will see some of San Pedro oldest palm trees uprooted. Piña wants to redevelop the area, at the entrance to the town’s now mainly pedestrianised main street, and replace the palms with a…

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BREAKING NEWS. Rebecca Muldoon’s husband jailed on European Arrest Warrant

Paul Muldoon, the husband of missing Marbella mum Rebecca, is behind bars for the second time in 15 days. Muldoon is wanted by the British authorities for financial crime, and was picked up on a European Arrest Warrant last night. He was arrested on January 1 on suspicion of domestic violence against Rebecca, but after she failed to show to press charges the following day, Paul Muldoon was…

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