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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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Non-essential activity to resume in Marbella, Junta confirms

Non-essential businesses in Marbella, including bars and restaurants, will be allowed open this Saturday. The Junta de Andalucía is due to formally announce the news in the official bulletin (BOJA) later today. The slight relaxatiion in the regulations allow businesses, bars and restaurants to open until 6pm. The curfew is

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International police operation swoops on mayor’s husband’s office

The millionaire property developer husband of Marbella’s mayor was at the centre of an international police investigation yesterday. Policia Nacional officers carried out a raid at the Wasa offices yesterday, the company owned by mayor Muñoz’s Swedish husband Lars Broberg. The raid was part of an investigation in cooperation with

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Juanma Moreno at the Hospital CDS

Junta confirms multi million euro investment in Costa del Sol Hospital

After years of neglect, the Hospital Costa del Sol is about to get some vital improvements. The Junta de Andalucía yesterday announced an emergency project to adapt the currently existing unfinished structure. This will include 62 conventional hospital beds (currently 379), a day hospital with 13 chairs and eight additional

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Sunday Morning Mutterings – Going Viral

When I flippantly mentioned that I didn’t see many people writing that 2021 would be their year, I didn’t actually think that I would be wishing for the end of it just three weeks in.Having reported on the pandemic since the early days of last year, I always thought I

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A BRIGHT start to 2021

The sale of one of the most outstanding properties on the market in Marbella and the granting of building licences for one of the most sought after developments have signalled a ‘Bright’ start to 2021. While much of Europe is facing 2021 with uncertainty, two recent developments in the property

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Outrage at Plaza de los Naranjos remodelling

Marbella’s Town Hall has been strongly criticised by local residents and businesses for starting drastic renovation work on the town’s most famous square. The remodelling of the Plaza de los Naranjos, in the heart of the Old Town, began at the end of last month and has resulted in a

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Marbella enjoys last lunch as deadline looms

Many Marbella residents enjoyed a last lunch today as the new Coronavirus restrictions are due to come into force at midnight on Tuesday. The restrictions, which see a ban on traveling outside the municipal borders unless for work, the closing of non-essential business and activities and restaurants only able to

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Mayor appeals for early curfew

Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz yesterday appealed to the town’s residents to stay at home from 8pm rather than the official 10pm curfew. It came on the day that Marbella registered 984 cases per 100,000 inhabitants “We are in an especially critical moment”, the mayor said “this small change could avoid

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Marbella close to new restrictions level

Friday saw Marbella set another record as 203 new Coronavirus cases were registered in the municipality. The total now stands at 984,8 per 100,000 inhabitants, with two deaths recorded on Thursday If the total number of cases rises above 1000 per 100,000 – which seems likely- then all non essential

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Marbella to go into lockdown as Covid cases soar

Marbella seems certain to go into municipal lockdown later today as the latest figures released by the Junta de Andalucía show a record high. The statistics released today confirm an accumulated total on 706,5 per 100,000, well above the 500 for a municipal lockdown. The figure marks the highest level

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BREAKING NEWS – More restrictions announced for Andalucía

The Junta de Andalucía plans to introduce stricter new regulations to combat the spike in coronavirus cases. At a Press conference this afternoon, Junta de Andalucía President Juanma Moreno (pictured) outlined the restrictions that will come into force on Monday January 11 and last until January 21. The news is

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Marbella braces for heavy rain

The long awaited rain is set to arrive in Marbella on Wednesday evening. Spanish meteorological agency AEMET put out a yellow warning for Wednesday, increasing to orange in Thursday. Up to 80mm of rain has been forecast along with 70kmh winds.

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