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The AECC gala red carpet

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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Sunday Morning Mutterings

We take it for granted that we are surrounded by some of the most stunning nature in Spain But the recent devastating fires in the Sierra Bermeja proved just how fragile the environment really is. We had survived summer without a major fire but then the monster that destroyed 10,000

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Marbella tourism bounces back!

From a pandemic ghost town of 2020 to a tourist boom town in 2021! The latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) has revealed that there were 51,443 foreign tourists in Marbella in August along with 36,023 Spaniards, This total of 87,466 tourists compared to the 89,179 from

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The mixed relay team at Ironman

Ironman puts Marbella on the sporting map

It may have caused traffic confusion for anyone trying to get into Puerto Banus last weekend, but Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz, hailed Ironman 70.3 a great success. With around 1,300 participants from more than 60 countries, Muñoz, highlighted the event’s success, especially the Sampedreño team – Marina Castro, Ismael Rojas

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The Sierra Bermeja has been devasted by the blaze

Animal Aid Group appeal for people NOT to visit Sierra Bermeja

Animal Aid Association Mirada Libre has appealed for people NOT to visit the areas devastated by the recent fires in the Sierra Bermeja. The group made the appeal after discovering that several well meaning individuals had been leaving food and water for animals in the affected areas. Mirada Libre yesterday

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BREAKING NEWS – Fire officially under control

The fire that has ravaged the Sierra Bermeja is now officially under control Yesterday’s rainfall enabled the emergency services to regain control of the blaze, the worst in a decade, that destroyed more than 7000 ha of countryside over six nights and five days, and cost the life of a

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‘Intense night’ in fight against Sierra Bermeja fire

The Sierra Bermeja fire shows no signs of slowing down on day five as emergency services battle on all fronts Thus far, the massive blaze has destroyed over 7000 ha of forest and forced the evacuation of five villages “This Fire has a life of its own” The total number

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“This Fire has a life of its own”

Any hope that the huge fire that has devastated more than 6000 hectares of forest in the Sierra Bermeja might be under control was extinguished in the early hours of Sunday morning. A day after Junta de Andalucia President Juanma Moreno visited the INFOCA Advanced Command post Sierra Bermeja fires

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Sierra Bermeja fires started deliberately, says Junta President

Juanma Moreno, President of the Junta de Andalucia, has said that all the evidence behind the devasting Sierra Bermeja fires, which has left one firefighter dead and more than 5,000 hectares destroyed, points to arsion. On a visit to the emergency control centre that is coordinating the fight against the

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400 evacuated as huge blaze hits Sierra Bermeja

400 people were evacuated from their homes last night as a fire raged in the hills above Estepona last night The blaze forced the closure of the AP-7 in the direction of Cadiz as 200 firefighters struggled to control the fire. Residents of the Forest Hills development were forced to

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