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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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Wanted neo-fascist terrorist arrested in Marbella

Spanish police have arrested a member an Italian neo-fascist terrorist group who had been on the run since 2012. The woman was a member of Los Núcleos Armados Revolucionarios (NAR), the terrorist group behind the Bologna station bombing in 1980 that killed 85 people and injured 200. Sentenced by an

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Expert eye advice for back to school students

With the lockdown resulting in children spending as much as six hours a day on smartphones and other digital devices, Specsavers Ópticas is encouraging students to have their eyes tested as they return to school. It is estimated that we’ve logged an extra five billion hours online globally since our

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Police inspect a bar in Marbella

Marbella police hand out 600 Mask fines during summer

Marbella’s Policia Local issued 600 fines during the summer to people for not wearing masks. A new report, released on Friday, also highlighted that there had been 190 fines for illegal open air drinking parties (botellones) and that 600 establishments had been inspected. The information was published on the day

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Man wounded in San Pedro shooting

September started with another shooting. This time the victim was a 25-year-old Ecuadorian, who was shot in the legs and groin on Tuesday evening. The attack took place at Playa La Gitana, close to popular beach restaurant Guayaba Beach and just in front of the nearby fishermen’s huts. Witnesses reported

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Illegal electrical connection caused blaze

The devasting fire that gutted Laguna Village and forced the evacution of 30 households was the result of an illegal power connection. National Police yesterday revealed that the blaze, which destroyed bars, restaurants and boutiques in the luxury commercial centre, started in the nearby countryside. It was caused by an

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The Marbella Monday Memo

Safe to say that the last week of August 2020 was memorable Saturday saw a huge blaze devastate popular luxury commercial centre Laguna Village. The thatched roof went up in a matter of seconds and it was somewhat of a miracle that no one was killed. Our sympathies to all

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Estepona mayor pledges Laguna Village reconstruction

Estepona mayor Jose Maria Garcia Urbano has promised that the town hall will act quickly to help rebuild Laguna Village. The luxury commercial centre, well known for its upmarket beach clubs, restaurants and boutiques, was gutted by a wild fire on Saturday afternoon. The fire, which is still under investigation,

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BREAKING NEWS – Blaze devastates Laguna Village

A fire has devastated luxury commercial centre Laguna Village this afternoon. The blaze, which began in the countryside just outside Estepona, jumped the busy A-7 road and set light to the Polynesian style thatched roof. Smoke could be seen from Marbella. The luxury commercial centre is home to well known

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Settling of scores suspected in Marbella Slaying

The chaotic summer in Marbella continued on Friday with a fatal shooting in Nueva Andalucia. Police were called to a rented villa in the “Golf Valley” in the early hours of Friday where they discovered the body of a 30-year-old French national of Moroccan origin. The victim had died of

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Aloha Kidnap victim had links to drug lord

The Dutch citizen who was kidnaped in Marbella on Saturday night was an alleged associate of Moroccan drug lord Said Chaou, sources claim. Moroccan outlet Hespress reported that the organised nature of the Marbella kidnapping was likely due to the victim’s ties to Moroccan drug lord and former MP Said

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