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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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Taylor Wimpey España to launch five new developments

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced that it will launch five new developments during the first quarter of 2021, in a move that signals the company’s confidence in the long-term appeal of Spanish second homes. “We’ve seen plenty of interest in Spanish second homes during 2020, despite

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Junta’s new regulations for a Covid Christmas

The Junta de Andalucia announced its revised regulations last night, due to come into effect at midnight on Friday. Having read through them, my first reaction is to quote John Lennon in “Merry Christmas, War is Over”. “And so this is Christamas…and WHAT HAVE YOU DONE???” Let’s just recap on

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Save our Salón!

The battle is on to save the Salón Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola. The vision for the theatre was always simple, to provide a safe place for families to go and enjoy great entertainment and a top-shelf experience. They’ve been entertaining the local community for 35 years but like theatres all

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Opticians helping to spread Christmas cheer to local children

SPECSAVERS Ópticas Marbella has teamed up with Toy Planet Marbella to support this year’s Red Cross Christmas Campaign and help ensure no child goes without this festive season. Every year the Spanish Red Cross launches a toy collection campaign to help families that are struggling and make sure that every

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Coronavirus – Marbella marks a week with no deaths

Finally some good news. Figures released today from the Junta de Andalucia report only two new cases of coronavirus – after none yesterday, and no Covid-19 related deaths in the past seven days. A month after the Junta imposed restrictions that included the closure of non-essential businesses as well as

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Still smiling at La Sala

Although 2020 has given Marbella very little to smile about – especially in the hospitality sector – one of the town’s best known restaurants is determined to see out the year with a smile. La Sala Restaurant in Nueva Andalucia aims to lift the mood amongst their clients and team

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Junta de Andalucia councillors at Marbella Port

Marbella Port gets €1million makeover

Work has begun to modernise Marbella’s Fishing Port. Junta de Andalucia ministers Elías Bendodo, Carmen Crespo and Marifrán Carazo, along with Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz were in Marbella on Saturday to mark the start of the demolition of the old fish market at La Bajadilla, where they also inaugurated the

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Juanma Moreno in Seville this week

“Save lives, not Christmas”

The Junta de Andalucia is expected to outline the restrictions for the Christmas period in the next few days. The current period of alarm is due to finish on December 10, and the Junta’s panel of experts will be reviewing the current situation as the number of Coronavirus cases continues

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María Jesús Montero at yesterday's Press conference

Government considering Christmas restrictions

Spain’s goverment confirmed yesterday that specific preventive measures will be announced for the Christmas festivities. María Jesús Montero announced on Tuesday morning, following the meeting of the Inter-territorial Council of the National Health System, that the specific recommendations for the upcoming Christmas holidays would be released contained in the ‘Anti-COVID-19

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Casa Global Gift opens its doors again for charity

Once again Marbella proved that it has heart as well as soul. Over the weekend Casa Global Gift, the charity house set up by the Global Gify Foundation, became a collection point for donations of food and other basics for the less fortunate on the run up to Christmas. Global

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Motivational Mumpreneurs at SOHO Market Marbella

2020 has been a brutal year for business. With little government support and ongoing costs, sustaining a small business has been difficult but even harder for female led companies. New figures show that this year, female-led businesses were seven per cent more likely to close than their male-led equivalents, due

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