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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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The rescued Eagle Owl

Owl’s well that ends well!

More used to fighting fires or at least rescuing cats from trees, Marbella’s firemen attended an unusual call at the weekend This particular call out was to rescue an Eagle Owl that was trapped 30 feet up in golf course netting in San Pedro Alcántara. The firemen used a mobile

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The new Rewear LR collection

September single-use switch!

Residents on the coast can swap their unwanted plastic bags for a free reusable fabric bag as part of an eco-friendly initiative being run by Specsavers Ópticas in Fuengirola. Duringf September, the opticians are inviting the public to bring five used plastic bags into the store to exchange them for

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David Marshall at La Zagaleta

International sculptor David Marshall held an exhibition of some of his latest work at the luxurious La Zagaleta urbanisation last month. The Scottish sculptor, who lived in Benahavis for many decades and now divides his time between his finca and studio just outside Ronda and Colorado, was on hand to

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Sunday Morning Mutterings – Excess All Areas

Note – An expanded edition of this article – including the ‘Mr Hucknall’ story, can be found in this month’s excellent Essential Marbella https://issuu.com/essentialmagazine/docs/essentialmagazine-august2021-digital/72?fr=sNjAwMDQwOTUzMDI Having worked in media for over 30 years, I am more than used to late nights, stress inducing situations, rampant egos and the simmering undercurrent of

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The official opening yesterday

Primark expands in Spain with Marbella opening

It’s not all designer shops. Retail giant Primark continued with its expansion in Spain yesterday, opening its 12th store in Andalusia and its 54th in the country at Marbella’s La Cañada shopping centre. Marbella Mayor Ángeles Muñoz was on hand to officially open the store, which spans two floors over

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Panorama report sees luxury home market at all time high

Sales in the luxury sector of the real estate market in Marbella have accelerated to historic levels as a result of the pandemic Despite the national and international restrictions of mobility caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the luxury end of the real estate market in Marbella is more active than

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The view from the Casita this morning

Sunday Mid-Afternoon Mutterings

Once more onto the beach? No thank you Summer is here and like the much maligned and misunderstood lemmings of popular folklore, most of Spain flocks to the shoreline every summer  August is of course the high point and one can hardly move for tattooed and frequently topless teletypes sunning

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It’s a Hot one!

Spain is sweltering in its most severe heatwave in decades, which is set to continue until Monday at least. A Red Alert is in place in many regions of Andalucia, while an extreme fire risk has also been declared. In Marbella, temperatures are forecast to hit 32C today and Saturday

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Boho Club Bliss!

It’s high season and Marbella is feeling the heat. A combination of more Spanish tourists deciding to take a stay cation, plus a later summer influx of other European nationalities finally being able to travel, means that Marbella is busier than ever. The strange decision by central government to carry

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Executive Chef Andy Feher

Villa Embers – Dazzling cuisine in Benamara

Villa Embers, the new restaurant in Paraiso Barronal, Benamara, has been the subject of considerable culinary conversation among foodies on the coast since its opening last month. Located in a detached villa just off the main road, the restaurant is the brainchild of a businessman from the north of Spain

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Naturally Modern Living at Palo Alto

Luxury development Palo Alto, located in the hills above Marbella, officially launched two new “naturally modern living” phases, Granados and Ceibas, last week. Comprising of 60 new apartments, Granados is built on the highest point of Palo Alto, providing residents with exceptional panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and the

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