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
If a week is a long time in politics then a weekend in Marbella is even longer, with enough intrigue and violence to make Game of Thrones look like High School Musical. And there was even a comedy punchline at the end… The local, national and international Press covered the
If you ever wanted proof that 2020 has been Marbella’s worst year, then driving past the blackened shell that, until Saturday, was the Sisu Boutique Hotel is a graphic demonstration. The combination of coronavirus, carnage and the shadow of crime means that this may be the point at which Marbella
A huge fire at Sisu Boutique Hotel this morning has left one person dead. The blaze , which started around 5am, gutted the party hang out and was still smoldering at 10am. The fire seemed to have started on the hotel’s wooden decked roof terrace One eye witness told Planet
The Basque Health Authorities have contacted the Junta de Andalucia after a possible COVID-19 outbreak in the north was traced to a boxing tournament held at the Marbella Arena near Puerto Banus. The event, which took place in August 8, featured Basque boxer Kerman Lejarraga who beat Brit Tyrone Nurse.
They will fight coronavirus on the beaches… Marbella Town Hall is to bring in a new law prohibiting people from using the beaches in the evening. The ruling, which comes into force this Tuesday, bans people from the beaches from 9.30pm. Restaurants and beach bars will also have to close
Marbella was left shocked at the sudden death of popular Jiu-Jitsu champion Babak Alimoradian The body of the long time Marbella resident was recovered by the emergency services on Saturday close to the Rio Verde motorway bridge. Babak, a three time European champion, twice World Champion and extreme sports ,
Marbella’s late night bars and clubs reacted in shock and anger to Madrid’s decision to close all nightlife venues in Spain. The dramatic move, which comes into effect tonight, forces the closure of clubs and bars de copa as well as ordering all other establishments, such as restaurants to close
Spain announced on Friday the closure of all late night bars and discos across the country The drastic move, announced by Health Minister Salvador Illa, comes after the country recorded 2,935 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest since April, and 26 deaths. Smoking is also banned if you
Just when you thought that 2020 couldn’t get any more, ahem, “interesting”, what with one thing and another, now we have something else to watch out for. The areas of Coria and La Puebla del Río in Seville province have reported 12 cases of West Nile virus (WNV), spread by
If you’ve been lucky enough to be chilling out at one of Marbella’s Beach Clubs this summer, then along with the great setting, perfect weather and tempting food and drink, you’ll also have noticed ‘influences’ and ‘Instamodels’ preening and posing around the pool. So it comes as no surprise to
Fig season has just finished as I write, which means for the past couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying breakfast on my lakeside terrace with fresh fruit plucked straight from the tree. Before you all start to get romantic visions of my pastoral lifestyle, however, it’s best to note that
Starlite Festival came under a hail of criticism on Social Media after Friday’s performance in Marbella by Madrid band Taburete. The criticism wasn’t for the paucity of the group’s ‘pijo pop’ – which is bad enough trust me – pijo is roughly the equivalent to yuppie. You know the type.