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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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Drop in British tourism numbers

It looks like another record breaking year for Spanish tourism, but surprisingly, fewer Brits are visiting Spain. According to data released by the national statistics agency, the total number of international tourists arriving in Spain in May rose 1% compared to the year before, In total, 8.1 million visitors came

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England legend at La Cala

England and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard spent time getting to know his new team on the coast. The new manager of Rangers spent ten days staying at La Cala Resort finalising next season’s preparations for next season in the Scottish Premier League, as well as the first round of the

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Classic yachts compete in Sotogrande this week

Marina Sotogrande Classic Week, one of the most important and exciting sailing events in Spain, takes place in Sotogrande Marina this week. Running from July 4-7, Marina Sotogrande Classic Week features two categories of races. “Belle Class 15M” is for classic boats more than 100 years old. The IYRU Fifteen

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Costa del Crime capering

After the shocking San Pedro slaying of a suspected drug lord last month, is seems Marbella could be heading back to the dark and dodgy days of what the British tabloids loved to call the ‘Costa del Crime’. I moved to Marbella in the 80s, in the days before Britain

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VIDEO! What’s Russian for Reverse Part II

As James Brown once sang “I may not be right, but I’m never wrong”. When my sources told me that a Russian had been behind the 4×4 crashing down the steps in Diana Park on Monday afternoon, I assumed he was the driver. The truth is even more suprising as

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What’s Russian for Reverse?

The summer season is well and truly upon us, and it’s, ahem,  “interesting” on the roads. And when you add to the mix that the World Cup is currently in full swing, then some drivers may not be paying their full attention to the road. Now I’m not saying that

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Elisabetta Franchi opens new boutique in Puerto Banús

Elisabetta Franchi confirmed her standing as one of the favourite designers of discerning Spanish fashionistas with the opening of her new boutique in Puerto Banús.     The Italian designer celebrated the opening of her new boutique with a cocktail party organised by Marie-Noëlle Communications and attended by numerous well-known

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Lucky escape in Benahavis plunge

A driver survived plunging off the road and crashing 150 feet into the Gualmina River yesterday. Marbella’s Fire Department came to the dramatic rescue of a trapped driver on Sunday. The 27-year-old female driver plunged off the Benahavis road near the Virgen del Rosario de Benahavís hermitage and fell 50

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Craig David plays La Sala by the Sea today

He’s Back! After an unforgettable performance last year, Craig David and his TS5 event will be resturning to La Sala by the Sea for the most memorable pool party that Marbella will see this season! The “Fill Me In” singer will be live at La Sala by the Sea today.

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Media industry mourns death of popular journalist

The media industry on the Costa del Sol was shocked by the sudden death earlier this month of Kerry Jane ‘KJ’ Eldson. The 57-year-old, who was Features Editor at Society Magazine and had also written for Essential and Absolute Marbella, passed away suddenly at her home in Pembroke, Wales. KJ

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