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Brexit: Spanish government’s new web resource for UK nationals

On January 14 the Spanish government launched a new, dedicated section on the Moncloa website to inform UK and Spanish citizens and businesses on how to prepare for when the UK leaves the EU. The new site http://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/brexit/howtoprepare/Paginas/citizens.aspxis available in…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club has one foot in the final!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club took a massive step to making the finals of the Campeonato de Liga AON de la Primera yesterday. A 16-0 victory over CR Malaga, a team that Marbella had previously recorded a loss and a draw to, means that Marbella has a strong chance of making the final in Seville. In front of an estimated 300 spectators, Marbella put on a hard-fought display and dominated most of…

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Brexit Buffet Blues

With Brexit fever sweeping the UK, the Foreign Office decided to dispatch Britain's Ambassador to Spain, the always engaging Simon Manley, to the British Consulate in Malaga. Ambassador Manley was on a mission to ensure that all expats that are entitled to get to vote in what he called a once in a generation opportunity. As befitting such a momentous event, the mandarins at the Foreign Office…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club face old rivals in semis

Forget Barcelona v Real Madrid.  This weekend's biggest sporting clash takes place at Bahia de Marbella, where Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club take on Club de Rugby Malaga in the first leg of the Campeonato de Liga de la 1ª División Andaluza. The match, which kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, April 3, is looks like being a hard fought battle, with Marbella intent on taking a big points score into the…

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Mabellisima – Nader

Singer/songwriter Nader shares his favourite places Best View: Well… I haven’t seen many views better than the one from my house. But Marbella is full of beautiful views and you don’t have to drive far into the hills to find one. If you want to scale La Concha to get a view then go ahead. Best for Eating: Plenty of good restaurants in Marbella but for now my personal favorite is Rincon de…

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Pixar bid for Marbella Port

In a stunning move that took the real estate market in Marbella by surprise last night, Disney announced that they were making a bid to develop Marbella's beleaguered Al Thani Port project. Under the terms of the new bid Marbella's port, that was orginally going to be developed into a luxury cruise liner port complete with 6 star hotel and high end shopping malls, will become a water based theme…

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Remembering Ronnie

Ronnie Corbett was part of the fabric of my early television viewing. As a Seventies child, my Saturday evenings normally finished after watching The Two Ronnies,. It seems that everyone has a Ronnie Corbett memory today, so here is mine. And it even has a Marbella connection. In the 80s several of the leading lights of "light entertainment" had villas in Marbella. Bruce Forsyth had a place just…

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Leading immunologist to hold cancer and anti-aging lecture in Marbella

Jörn Steiger, director one of the leading laboratories in Germany producing immunologic vaccines, will give a lecture on the use of vaccines in cancer, chronic conditions and anti-aging at the Hotel Ona Alanda Club Marbella, Elviria on Thursday night. The immune system guides health and well-being. The immunologic approach in medicine is to tackle diseases at the core of their appearance in the…

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On course at Andalucia Lab

Andalucia Lab, Marbella's pioneering centre for innovation in tourism and business, has announced that it will be running 126 training courses in 2016 which will help 1,800 professionals. These free training courses are created to meet the real needs of professionals working in Andalucia, focusing on the four key themes of online marketing, marketing for tourism, social media and entrepreneurs.…

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United Nations of Marbella

Marbella's melting pot of nationalities are getting together to make their views known in the first United Nations of Marbella seminar next month. Hosted by Nicole King and TV programme Marbella Now, the summit takes place on  Tuesday, April 5 at Laude International College in  San Pedro. The aim of the day is to unite all the nationalities living in Marbella and giving residents a voice to…

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Easter Week ends in Marbella

Easter celebrations in Marbella drew to a close yesterday. The final procession took place in Marbella's Old Town, and was attended by mayor Jose Bernal. The traditional procession of "Santísimo Cristo del Resucitado" marked the end of an emotional week of regilious celebration in the town.  

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Schell shows impressive body of work!

Laguna Village officially opened its spring season with an exhibition by talented young Swiss artist Caroline Schell. A hundred people attended the opening, held at the Palapa restaurant, where as well as showing her work on canvas, Well known for her paintings and sculptures, as well as her sand painting series, Caroline also demonstrated her versatility by body painting on two models! The…

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Semana Santa continues in Marbella

 Semana Santa celebrations continued yesterday with the procession of the Nazareno, carried by the  Real, Ilustre, Venerable y Antigua Hermandad Sacramental de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, María Santísima del Mayor Dolor y Santo Sepulcro. Marbella Mayor José Bernal and other town hall figures were present at the procession. Tonight is the procession of El Calvario. The procession will start at…

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Leonardo Luxury opens first Alchymia showroom in Spain

Exquisite Italian excellence came to Marbella with the opening of the first Alchymia showroom in Spain on Saturday.  The showroom, in the Azalea Beach Commercial Centre,  highlighted the beautiful pieces in the Alchymia collection that have been inspired by history and tradition and are unmistakably Italian. With  state-of-the-art design and  innovative materials Alchymia offers   new approach to…

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Op de Beeck & Worth keep giving

Employees at Op de Beeck & Worth insurance brokers have raised a fantastic €9,000 to be split equally between three chosen charities - Debra España, Mary’s Meals and Asociacion Crece. To mark the team’s achievement, director Danni Worth presented a cheque at Op de Beeck & Worth’s office in Marbella. Over the past ten years, Op de Beeck & Worth has been actively involved in local,…

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Stairway to Starlite!

Rock fans rejoice! Robert Plant is set to play Starlite this summer. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will will play Marbella on July 16 with his band The Sensational Space Shifters. Best known for huge hits such as "Whole Lotta Love", "Rock n Roll" and "Stairway to Heaven" Plant has embraced a huge range of styles and influences since his Led Zep heyday, most notably with Alison Krauss and the…

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Semana Santa Marbella style

Forget Bunnies and Hot Cross buns. Easter is one of the highlights of the year in Spain, and Holy Week in Seville is the big one. Although with Antonio Banderas making his annual pilgrimage to take part in the processions, Malaga runs it a close second. In Marbella Semana Santa is basically a week of elaborate processions of intricate floats. The term floats is a little misleading as each way a…

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BREAKING NEWS Ex Marbella Councillor Killed in Bike Crash

Pablo Moro, the ex councillor for Planning at Marbella Town Hall, died early this morning in a motorcycle accident. The crash happened at km181 of the AP -7 when he lost control of his scooter and crashed into a lamppost. He was killed instantly. Married with three children, Moro was 51 years old . Moro served under Angeles Munoz when the Partido Popular governed Marbella and was named in the…

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Marbella Craic!

Marbella has gone green for St Patrick's Day! As part of Tourism Ireland's initiative of turning the World Green for St Patrick's Day. Marbella's best known landmarks have turned green for one week. The Marbella Arch, Town Hall, Old City Walls, Puerto Deportivo and several other sites will join The Great Wall of China, The Eifel Tower, The Sydney Opera House, The Empire State Building, Christ the…

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Police nab jewel thieves in Banus!

Police dramatically caught a group of thieves red handed as they robbed a jewellery store in Puerto Banus tonight. The gang of five Mexicans were apprehended as they carried out a robbery at the  Tourbillon store. One member of staff was rushed to hospital after being struck on the head during the crime. The emergency services were alerted at 7.30pm that a robbery was taking place. At the same…

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Armin van Buuren set for San Pedro!

Armin van Buuren is set to play Marbella this summer One of the most renowned DJs on the international scene, van Buuren will play the Municipal Studium in San Pedro as part of his "Armin Only Embrace" tour on July 30. The five-hour-set, which is the Dutch DJs only gig in mainland Spain this year,  will be accompanied by more than 30 artists including  vocalist Mr Probz and trumpeter Eric…

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