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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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The marbella monday memo…

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

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Sunday Morning Mutterings – Marbella’s wake up call?

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

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BREAKING NEWS _ Fatal Blaze at Sisu

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

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Marbella to impose night time beach curfew

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

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Marbella in shock at death of Champion

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 ,

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Could Culex Crisis Mean Mossie Mayhem?

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

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Sunday Morning Mutterings – Figs and Fings

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

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