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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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Marbella increases grant to Triple A

Marbella animal charity Triple A finally has reason to celebrate Marbella Town Hall this week reinforced its commitment to Triple A with an annual grant of 80,000 euros, and also announced a project to update the facilities. Mayor Ángeles Muñoz signed the annual collaboration agreement with the president of the

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Marbella launches real time app for beaches

Marbella Town Hall has launched PlayasApp, a real time App that lets the public know the occupancy of the municipality’s beaches. Marbella’s 27 kilometres of coastline are home to 26 beaches totaling​​430,000 square metres. Under the new social distancing guidelines, the total capacity allowed is 85,000 people, and the new

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UK set to give green light to Spanish holidays on Monday

Brace yourselves. It looks like, this time, the British really are coming! Britons will be able to go on summer holidays abroad as the UK government prepares to announce that people travelling to certain countries will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

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No Juan’s Land

One of the biggest nights of the summer has been cancelled this year. Noche de San Juan is traditionally held on the evening of June 23, when leaping over bonfires on the beach and taking your first dip in the sea, while dressed in white, is meant to absolve you

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Sunday Morning Mutterings – The lighter side of Lockdown

By the time you read this, Spain will have bravely stepped into the ‘New Normal’. To be honest, I have had enough trouble adjusting to the ‘Old Normal’ since the mid-80s, but I blame that on moving from Stoke-on-Trent to Marbella without a suitable quarantine period. Although the lockdown period

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It’s the Wheel Deal for San Pedro!

Look out London Eye. Marbella has plans to erect its own observation wheel – not on the South Bank but in San Pedro. The revolutionary tourist attraction was announced on Thursday by Marbella Town Hall. At 50 metres height and with 30 viewing cabins, the wheel will be located on

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Quarantine Quarrel puts Brakes on Brits

Don’t pack your bags just yet. Spain may be opening its borders to international tourists on June 21, but British tourists may be forced to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. The impasse comes after Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya told the BBC that the government was considering maintaining

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Sunday Morning Mutterings – It Matters

I didn’t watch the video. I didn’t need to. The image of George Floyd being ‘restrained’ was enough. Social Media has fulfilled Marshal McLuhan’s prophesy of a Global Village and in recent monts the Internet has been full of videos and photos of black men being killed – for jogging,

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Staycation Style

If the summer season 2020 is going to remembered for one good thing, it may be for the rise of the “Staycation” As Spain heads into the ‘New Normal’, the UK still insisting on a two week quarantine for anyone visiting, and no sign of any deal being agreed for

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Will Spain bar Brits?

Spain may be opening up for foreign tourists from July 1, but at the moment that doesn’t include the UK. Discussions for setting up so called ‘travel corridors’ for British holidaymakers have yet to be scheduled according to the Spanish Foreign Ministry. The bombshell for Brits came as officials said

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