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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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A Touch of Saint-Tropez!

Every now and again someone in the Hospitality Industry here on the Costa del Sol comes up with something different. The recently opened Villa Embers is that time and place. Sitting proudly on the careterra A7 at Paraiso Barronal, Benamara, an entrepreneur and highly successful businessman from the north of

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Back on the paper round

Sunday Morning Mutterings – Back on the paper round!

While the boffins in the economic think tanks point to various trends, graphs and assorted factors that life in Spain is returning to normal, the clearest indication that the worst days of the pandemic were behind us was when I got the call from Olive Press HQ that they needed

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Coronavirus – Goodbye to masks (sort of)

The rules on face masks have been relaxed – but only in certain situations. From today, 26 June, it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 metres is observed. However, face mask use remains mandatory for anyone over the age of six

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Breaking News – Joan Hunt dies

Joan Hunt the founder of Fundación Cudeca, the palliative care charity, has died. After a very long and full life, Joan passed away peacefully this morning. She leaves behind, the hospice that she created and cared for, for over thirty years and her wonderful team of staff and volunteers.

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San Juan celebrations fizzle out as Marbella closes beaches

For the second year in a row, Marbella’s beaches will be off limits tonight for the traditional Noche de San Juan celebrations The continuing pandemic has lead to Marbella Town Hall cancelling the bonfires, with beaches closed to the public between 00:00 to 6:00 as a measure against Covid-19. The

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Antony Joshua at dinner in Marbella

Joshua chills at Puente Romano

Heavyweight Boxing World Champion Anthony Joshua definitely has a soft spot for Marbella. He has been spotted at some of the most stylish locations in town and last night was no exception as Les Jardins du Liban, the upmarket Lebanese restaurant in the Hotel Puente Romano, shared this photograph of

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Coronavirus – Marbella classified as ‘extreme risk’ again

For the first time in almost four months Marbella has been classified as at ‘extreme risk’ from Covid-19 infections by the Junta de Andalucía. The municipality recorded 262 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Tuesday, June 22. Marbella also reported 87 new cases, the highest daily figure since February 12 (91),

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TAKING VILLA D-ESIGN TO NEW HEIGHTS

Leading Marbella Real Estate firm NCH Dallimore Marbella has launched D-Luxe Designs – with the aim of providing a one stop shop from villa plot to finished project. Offering an exclusive range of carefully selected plots from 1,000 – 10,000 m2 in some of the most sought-after locations on the

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Nuria Rodríguez Cubero y Mario Jiménez (Alcalde de Manilva)

Otero Group launches Oceanic

Otero Group consolidates its expansion with a €35m luxury villa development in the Campo de Gibraltar Health crisis or no health crisis, the demand for luxury villas with seas views continues. Recognising this demand promoters Otero Group announced the development of Oceanic, a residential development of 25 luxury villas situated

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Sleeping beauty

Careful what you wish for…

Marbella’s tourist industry may be looking nervously to what summer 2021 has in store – after traffic light systems and rumours that Brits that have had both Covid jabs will be allowed to come on holiday – but let’s hope that the majority are a little better behaved that this

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Anne Hernández

Annie gets her gong!

Tireless campaigner for British nationals and founder of Brexpats in Spain Anne Hernández was awarded the MBE for services to British Nationals in Spain and the European Union, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published yesterday.    The retired university lecturer, moved to Spain over 30 years ago. Based in Andalucía, Anne

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Marbella celebrates San Bernabé

We may still be facing a pandemic, but that didn’t stop Marbella celebrating its Patron Saint’s Day. In keeping with tradition, Marbella marked the occasion with the traditional hosting of flags and unveiling of banners from the balcony of the Town Hall at midday. Mayor Ángeles Muñoz once again stressed

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