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Protesting-With no Bull!

It is a fairly well known fact that I'm not one of those ‘New Year, New You’ type of people, as the hulking pile of unopened self help books gathering dust in the far corners of my bookshelves will verify. But despite myself, I have made a few small steps to becoming a better person in 2019. Before…

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Kaiser Chiefs confirm Costa concert

Brit Rock group Kaiser Chiefs have confirmed a summer gig on the Costa del Sol. The group, whose hits include Ruby and I Predict a Riot will play the Estadio Municipal in Torremolinos on August 6. The stars of last year's Gibraltar Music Festival, Kaiser Chiefs pretty much blew the much fancied Kings of Leon off the stage, a legacy of the band's many festivals and sell out concert tours. They…

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Looking good!

Tell the world you look great in glasses Optical group Specsavers Opticas want to celebrate specs as a fashion statement and great accessory, not just a visual aid. To highlight and reward the millions of ordinary people in Spain who look amazing in their glasses as well as celebrate their 10th anniversary in Spain, they are running the Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition 2016. People can…

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Malaga Airport smashes records

Malaga-Costa del Sol airport has smashed its record for passenger numbers, after more than 4,000,000 passed through the airport in the first four months of the year. The increase, a 15.3 rise compared to last year, is being seen as a strong indicator of the strength of the local tourism sector. Malaga is currently the fourth busiest airport in Spain, after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma. The best…

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Marbella rated most expensive for drinks – Prague cheapest for boozy city breaks

The bars and clubs  of Banus are already full of party goers but Marbella came bottom in a list of European cities that are cheap to drink in. A survey by Post Office Travel Money found that while the bar bill cost £29 in Prague, including £1.26 for a bottle of beer, £1.57 for a glass of wine and £1.73 for a shot of tequila, the same 12 drinks cost more than twice as much in Puerto Banus, where…

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Art Gaucin

If you fancy getting away from the coast and getting a little culture as well, the Art Gaucin festival is taking place over the next two weekends (May 20-22, 27-29) The stunning pueblos blancos of Andalucia have inspired artists for centuries. Gaucín – nestled on the balcony of the Serranía de Ronda – is steeped in history and charm, making it one of the region’s most enchanting destinations.…

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Blow a Million in Marbella!

A game changing reality TV show is set to shake up the industry. And Planet Marbella readers have the chance to make it happen in a public vote! How would you like to experience a VIP world beyond the velvet rope AND be given the opportunity to change your life, joining the richest 1% as a millionaire? BLOW A MILLION ® is the modern American Dream for the twenty-first century. It has been created…

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More Yoda than Yoga!

In one of his more memorable quotes, Oscar Wilde once wrote that a man should try everything once in life other than incest and folk dancing. So with that in mind I decided to take the plunge and enrolled for my first ever yoga class. There were several reasons for me deciding to do this. One is that I’m on a health and fitness kick at the moment. I’m heading towards my 50s with alarming speed,…

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Watch out for these driving laws!

Summer's here and the time is right to drive with the windows open, no shirt or shoes, music blearing and gesticulate to that idiot that just cut you up! Or not. There is a variety of little known infractions that can result in you losing copious amounts of your hard earned  money. Some are  so obscure and unbelievable that it is easy to fall foul of the law and find yourself with a sanction…

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D&G do Marbella style!

Fashionistas get ready! Dolce & Gabbana is traveling to its favourite summer destinations for a seasonal capsule collection. The pieces for the accessories collection are available only in the resort they are dedicated to including Marbella and Saint Tropez. Commonly, luxury consumers on the move look for goods that are not available in their home market, making location-based items with…

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Dancing in the Streets

Modern Dance comes to the Boulevard San Pedro this Saturday. The Cia de Danca Mar Gomez will perform Between you and Me at 19.30  at the Auditorium Boulevard San Pedro. The free performance is described as "A story of love, humour, sex and passion between a woman and a florist". And if the publicity shots are anything to go by, you'll never look at Interflora in the same way again...  

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Help the Homeless!

Life  in Marbella is sunny (sometimes), smiley (ditto) and (relatively) stress-free. But what many aren’t aware of is the sheer volume of homeless people, or those living in extreme poverty, up and down the Costa del Sol. Joel Kennedy  became aware of the growing problem when  increasing numbers of people startrted coming into his shop, asking more food, drink or spare change. Determined to find…

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Boulevard San Pedro to change after fatal hit-and-run

Marbella Town Hall has announced major road modifications following a fatal hit-and-run on Monday evening. The most significant change will be the closure of the main roundabout on Boulevard San Pedro under the bridge, and the reorganisation of the traffic lanes. More radar and speed bumps will also be introduced. The death of  40-year-old Bolivian woman Fatima Dorado Para is the second fatality…

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Muddy Blaverlous!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club 36 - Jaen Rugby 0 Anything the senior teams can do, the juniors can do as well and Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club's Under 14 team claimed a comprehensive victory at the weekend to be crowned Andalucian champions. The result means that Marbella now boasts Andalucian titles in the Senior, Under 18 and Under 14 catagories. The final took place at the Bahia de Marbella…

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Faux Pas Fashion

I blame it on the 80s. My formative fashion years were spent in a decade that saw rolled up jackets worn over Tshirts and shoulder pads that you could land a small Lear Jet on. Ever since that decade, I’ve struggled manfully through the world of fashion so I thought that I´d share some of my more, ermmm, “interesting” fashion faux pas over the years with you. I grew up in the 70s, which…

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The Secret’s in the Sauce!

On the edge of Marbella's beautiful Old Town, Frango's is a great new restaurant serving tasty chicken and meats prepared on the grill in the open plan kitchen. Inside the restaurant has long tables and a stylish and bright look and there's a large TV perfect for catching up on the sport - and something tells us that Frango's is going to busy when the European Championships start in summer. It's…

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Supercar weekend at Ascari

Salon Spain is organising a dream weekend for supercar enthusiasts. The two-day event will take place at the fabulous Ascari private circuit just outside Ronda on May 28-29 . Salon Spain is the only event in Spain where owners and potential buyers can view the majority luxury  and supercar brands, including Ferrari, Bentley, Aston Martin and Maserati together at the same time. The weekend has…

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Bubbles and Dreams

Bubbles and Dreams is organising a special charity event on the  May 2 at the Marbella Congress Centre with a special performance for children of "Aventura Canina" Almost 20 artists will take to the stage with a  music, dance and comedy  show aimed especially for the little ones and featuring the cutest of doggies. As well as the show there is a series of workshops for all the children. Bubbles…

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Krystal Roxx set to Rock Nikki Beach

Superstar DJ Krystal Roxx will play Nikki Beach on May 26. Uniquely gifted with some serious amounts of energy, Krystal is set for a huge summer in 2016 opening residencies and clubs in Ibiza, Mykonos and Mallorca and hosting festivals and stages across Europe with her label SUPERFOXX. The DJ Academy and mentor scheme something which is something Krystal is keen to help make sure partying…

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Marc Anthony date confirmed

Latin music superstar and multi Grammy winner Marc Anthony will play Marbella on Saturday July 9. Promotors Marbella World DJs announced that Marc Anthony will perform his only concert in Andalucia at the San Pedro Alcantara stadium as part of his "Live" Tour. Tickets for the concert will go on sale this Thursday April 28 at midday. The 2000 tickets start at  €45 and will be available through the…

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We are the Champions!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club were crowned champions of Andalucia for the first time with an emphatic 24-10 victory over CR San Jeronimo of Seville on Sunday. The final took place at the neutral venue of  Puerto Santa Maria, rather than the Olympic Stadium in Seville. The Andalucian Rugby Federation (F.A.R) might have thought that the venue would be neutral, but they obviously didn't expect the…

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