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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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Nav aims to reign in Spain

MTK fighter Nav Mansouri is looking to start 2019 with a belt as he takes on Jorge Fortea for the IBF Interncontiental super-welterweight division title in Marbella tonight. Mansouri (19-1-2) faces Fortea (18-1-1) at the Palacio de Deportes Elena Benitez, San Pedro at 9pm , and he’s hoping to come

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Police believe Playa Padre blaze started deliberately

Police investigating the blaze that destroyed trendy beach club Playa Padre this week now believe the fire was started deliberately. Three forensic experts from the Policia Nacional worked through the ruins of the beach club, co-owned by Eva Longoria’s good friend Maria Bravo, yesterday. Early reports hinted that the blaze

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Playa Padre reduced to ashes in beach blaze

Boho Beach Bar Playa Padre burnt to the ground in a spectacular fire yesterday afternoon. Fire ripped through the popular beach bar, located on El Cable beach, around 7pm. Local residents where quick to call the emergency services, who were on the scene within minutes, but little could be done

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British Ambassador on Brexit: Get your paperwork in order

Outgoing British Ambassador Simon Manley urged anxious Brits without the proper paperwork to apply for their residencia ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU. Ambassador Manley was speaking at the IV Brexit seminar held in Manilva earlier this week, as part of a visit that also saw him

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The Prince of Puerto Banus

The news flashed across my social media feed and I barely raised an eyebrow. Spanish Press were reporting the murder of a 49-year-old Spaniard who had businesses in Puerto Banus, gunned down outside his house in the early hours. Police were quoted as saying that the killing was a suspected

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New York, London, Paris, Milan and, errrm, San Pedro???

Fashionistas!!! Grab your Gucci, pack your Prada and book that private jet to….San Pedro??? One of  the most unlikely stories to come out of this year’s FITUR  (International Tourism Fair ) in Madrid, was the Press Release claiming that San Pedro was set to be the centre of the fashion

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Keep on running!

If you fancy a run for a good cause this Sunday, Centro Plaza shopping centre is hosting its annual charity race in aid of the Marbella Red Cross. Councillor of Sports, Javier Mérida, the Head of Emergency Services for the Marbella Red Cross, Alejandro Fernandez and the manager of Centro

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Tributes for slain Marco

Puerto Banus residents paid tribute to Marco Yaquot , the 49-year-old Marbella businessman who was killed in the early hours of Monday morning. Marco, who was involved in leading nightclub TIBU, Linekers bar and Portside, among others, was hit by two bursts of automatic weapons fire as he drove his

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Fatal shooting in San Pedro

Marbella was in shock today after the latest gangland killing. Described as a “settling of scores”, the 49-year-old victim, who was the well-known owner of a number of establishments in Puerto Banus, was gunned down in his Bentley as he drove up to his house in the Las Petunias area

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Protesting-With no Bull!

It is a fairly well known fact that I’m not one of those ‘New Year, New You’ type of people, as the hulking pile of unopened self help books gathering dust in the far corners of my bookshelves will verify. But despite myself, I have made a few small steps

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Brexit: Spanish government’s new web resource for UK nationals

On January 14 the Spanish government launched a new, dedicated section on the Moncloa website to inform UK and Spanish citizens and businesses on how to prepare for when the UK leaves the EU. The new site http://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/brexit/howtoprepare/Paginas/citizens.aspxis available in Spanish and English, and covers areas including residency, healthcare, voting

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