Comedy Tonight! – Laughter at the Lounge

Top flight comedy will be coming to La Sala tonight with Laughter at the Lounge It's the latest event from Bill Edwards, who noticed a gap in the market and started Costa Comedy Clubs in 2015. Since then Bill has flown top British stand up comedians over to Spain to perform at venues all along the…

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Modern Art and Italian Cuisine – a delicious combination!

Contemporary art and authentic Italian cuisine combined in an exciting new venture that opened this weekend.     Art Caffe and Excellence Art Gallery combines Italian food and showcases the work of modern artists, represented by Excellence Gallery, including award winning Italian artist Massino Cedrini. At the opening evening, curator Giuseppe Carnevale welcomed Marbella's art…

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Brit film Solo! scoops Best Feature at Marbella International Film Festival

It may have been in its 13th edition but it was lucky number 13 for Nic Cornwall whose film Solo!  picked up Best Feature at The Marbella International Film Festival earlier this month. A romantic comedy musical, Solo! is about a young Englishman who arrives in a remote, run-down Spanish village and has to reform their band - before they find out that it was his dad who ruined the village in the…

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Be Lagom connects with Nature

Amazing Acroyoga, acapella girls, organic vegetables, dream catchers and a hang drum performance. It was certainly one of most innovative launches that Planet Marbella has attended! Altur Homes official launch for Be Lagom, described as one of the most exclusive and innovative promotions on the Costa del Sol, saw more than 300 guests attend to find out more about the unique concept behind the…

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“Impactful, delicate and unique” – Nimrod Messeg exhibits at Kempinski Hotel Bahia

The new exhibition of sculptures by Nimrod Messeg at the Kempinski Hotel Bahia was described as impactful, delicate and unique at the recent launch During the event, 15 stunning sculptures by the artist were showcased in the lobby of the hotel. The Mayor of Estepona José María García Urbano officially opened this exhibition, alongside many art lovers from around the Costa del Sol, the new…

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Wet weather set to continue through weekend

It's good to know that even in these troubled and uncertain times there are some things we can always count on. Like rain during San Pedro Feria. True to tradition the rains duly arrived in force in the early hours of Thursday morning, with a tremendous storm in Marbella this afternoon. In an uncanny co-incidence I was delivering a lecture to the U3A about Marbella's recent history. I mentioned…

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Back to the Roaring 20s!

There were Scandi-style celebrations as The View Marbella and Los Naranjos Golf Club organised a tournament and a 20s themed party to celebrate the return of the Scandinavian residents after the summer. Every October thousands of Scandinavian residents return to the Costa del Sol, after spending the hot summer months in their own countries. This figure increases every year and is one of the  one…

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More rain on the way as “Zombie” storm approaches

Storm battered Marbella is bracing itself for more rain on Sunday. After the chaos of Tuesday's downpour that brought widespread flooding and damage to the town, Spanish Metrological Office AEMET issued a yellow warning for storms tomorrow from 7am-8pm. The heavy rain is a result of Hurricane Leslie crossing the Atlantic Ocean heading toward Portugal and Spain. Forecasters saying the "Zombie"…

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BREAKING NEWS: Double bomb blasts in drug feud

Marbella was rocked by two explosions last night as a fatal drug gang war re-ignited. Sources say the target was an alleged informant on the summers killings of "El Maradona" . More to follow....  

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BREAKING NEWS. Marbella placed on RED alert as storms continue

Marbella has been placed on Red Alert for extreme rainfall Spanish Metrological Agency AEMET issued the warning of extreme weather until 9am, with between 50 and 150 mm of rain expected. Inland Alhaurin El Grande was hit by floods as 120 mm of rain fell in two hours. Under a Red alert, schools and colleges are closed, and all but vital travel is discouraged.  

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Rains bring chaos to Marbella. Again

Only last week Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz was laying the first stone for yet another luxury hotel planned for the town and boasting about how Marbella was the ultimate luxury destination. Yet less than five days later, October's heavy rains left the Marbella looking more Third World than Five Star, with tunnels flooded, streets turned into rivers and the A 7 blocked as cars became stranded in…

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Department for Exiting the EU minister meets expat groups in Madrid

Robin Walker, Minister at the Department for Exiting the EU, was in Madrid last week to talk Brexit with Spanish government ministers and members of the business community. He also took part in a roundtable discussion on citizens’ rights with spokespeople from groups representing UK nationals in Spain. Members of Brexpats in Spain, Bremain in Spain, EuroCitizens and ECREU were welcomed to the…

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It’s Only Rock’n’Roll…

“Brownstein! It’s Fish. I’m in a jam session in bar in La Campana and have just been playing with Nader and Adam. We’re thinking of putting the band back together! Be up at Nader’s tonight for practice” This was the voice message that greeted me as I blearily flicked on the mobile phone at stupid o’clock one morning. I had been standing in on the Breakfast Show as the regular presenter had been…

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Something for the Weekend – Book Review – “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles Russia 1922. Count Alexander Rostov stands before a Bolshevik tribunal in Moscow charged with being an unrepentant aristocrat. Avoiding the firing squad, however, he is instead declared a “Former Person” and sentenced to a life of house arrest at his current abode, The Metropol, a grand hotel opposite the Kremlin in…

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Update: Body is that of kidnap victim

The body dumped close to Algeciras' Punto Europa yesterday was that of the young man kidnapped in Estepona on Tuesday night, police have confirmed. The 29-year-old Spaniard's body was in a wheelbarrow yesterday morning. The victim's wounds indicate that he had been murdered. Sources say that the young man was known to police and had convictions for drug and tobacco smuggling. The victim was…

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BREAKING NEWS: Body found after Estepona kidnapping

Police investigating last night’s dramatic kidnapping from a busy restaurant in Estepona last night have found a body. The body of a man was discovered this morning next to the Hospital Puento Europa in Algeciras with first reports of his wounds indicating that he had been murdered. The kidnapping took place as the victim was eating at a Mister Noodles restaurant on Estepona’s Paseo Martimo after…

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Breaking News Panic in Estepona after “gunshots”

Central Estepona was in lockdown as witnesses reported hearing “gunshots” Witnesses say they heard a number of what sounded like gunshots near to the Mr Noodles restaurant and then saw police chasing two men down Cale Real. Many dinners took shelter in restaurants, which locked their doors in scenes reminiscent of the Paris and London attacks Social Media showed a large number of police on…

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Warmer autumn expected

Autumn looks set to be warmer than usual, according to forecasts issued by weather agency Aemet. During a recent press conference the agency released data suggesting higher than average temperatures for the next three months – autumn officially started just before 4am on Sunday, September 24. Presenting the data for the summer months, they announced that whilst this summer was hotter and more…

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Mystery Blaze strikes popular Marbella Bar

Marbella residents were forced to flee their apartment block in the early hours of this morning, as a fire damaged one of the town's best known bars Emergency Services were alerted at at 6:50 am that the awnings and chairs outside La Librería, close to El Faro, were on fire. Police and Firefighters were quickly on the scene to deal with the blaze, as well as ambulance services. Although there was…

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Heat,dust and a hard-won Marbella victory!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club recorded a nail baiting 30-24 victory against CD Arquitectura in the first home game of the season. It may have been late September but it felt like high summer as the teams took to the pitch at "Fortress Bahia" and the home spectators were soon looking for whatever shade they could, with the tree lined south banking proving especially popular as well as looking…

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BREAKING NEWS: Brit rushed to hospital after stabbing in Banus

The senseless violence that has stained the summer in Marbella continues In the latest incident, a 24-year-old man was stabbed twice in the legs as he left a barbers, believed to be Harrison's, in Puerto Banus on Wednesday at 6pm. Sources say the attacker calmly got into a getaway car and drove off. The victim was rushed to the Hospital Costa del Sol. The motive for the attack is unknown, but…

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