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Cancer charity celebrates special relationship with Marbella

Marbella showed its charitable side again as it hosted the 37th Gala Dinner of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) at Finca La Concepción. The mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, highlighted the tremendous work of the AECC and underlined the “close collaboration” with the Marbella Town Hall, including new offices and the

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Marbella pays respects to Paris

Marbella showed solidarity with Paris on  Saturday as  the town observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for the victims of the attacks in Paris. The mayor of Marbella, José Bernal, and other members of the administration, took part in the ceremony at the entrance of the Town Hall

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Je suis Paris

I got home late last night from a house warming in the campo where I was introduced to one of my best friend’s new man, who was born in Paris. I host a Saturday morning breakfast show every weekend, so left the party early and drove back to the Casita.

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Putting Vision Loss into Focus

Saturday November 14 is World Diabetes Day, and all Specsavers Opticas stores are offering free eye tests to raise awareness of the importance of regular examinations in detecting non-eye related conditions such as diabetes and providing information about the link between diabetes and the eyes. According to the World Health

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Satanito strikes again!

As the theatrical saying puts it so succinctly ‘Never work with children or animals’. It’s a motto that pretty much sums up the single male lifestyle philosophy that has carried me more or less successfully to my late 40s. Admittedly I do have a cat, the infamous 50 Shades, but

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Climb every mountain!

Legendary climber Mallory was asked before his his fatal ascent of Everest why he wanted to climb the world’s highest mountain. “Because it’s there” was his famous reply. The group of experienced, not so experienced and total novice climbers who tackled Marbella’s iconic La Concha mountain on Sunday were, however

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Marbellisima – Manni Coe

Manni has been living in Andalucia for 15 and on the coast for six. He heads up the team at Toma Tours – a boutique travel agency that design customised tours of Andalucia for families and small groups. Best View: From the top of La Concha. I’ve only done it once

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Bond is Back and in Banus!

Non stop action and excitement, strong cocktails, gorgeous girls, exotic locations, fast cars and the ever present threat of danger. But that’s enough about my average day. With the release of Spectre in Spain today, Daniel Craig once again plays James Bond. In the latest edition, a cryptic message from

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Remember Remember

Tonight is Guy Fawkes Night, an evening that always draws a wry smile followed by the sound of me pounding my head against the wall as yet another expat asks the question “Why don’t the Spanish celebrate Bonfire Night?” I’ve stopped trying to explain that November 5 and all that

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Now showing – The Martian

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

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Marbella players European champs!

Spain’s under 19 rugby team were crowned European champions in Lisbon  at the weekend. This was the first time that national side had taken the title, outclassing their opponents Romania 24-3 in the final. The victory capped a superb tournament for the side, who also beat Russia 30.7 in the

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Marbella to star in spy drama

Marbella will be one of the main locations for  “Operating Naked – A Black-Bag Job,”  an exciting new  political thriller by espionage author Jon Augustine. This edge-of-your-seat drama about US operatives during the controversial impeachment hearings from 1997-1999, is based on the author’s clandestine days as a Special Operations officer

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Hello Halloween!

Get ready for the marauding gangs of hyperactive children dressed as vampires, mummies and various other members of the Undead that we have come to expect for Halloween. This never used to be a huge affair in Spain,with the focus more on All Saints Day (I never knew that the all

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