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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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Belt up!

It’s a case of clunk click every trip. The Guardia Civil’s traffic department has brought online hundreds of cameras that will monitor seat belt use across the country. 225 cameras went live earlier this month, in an effort to reduce the number of people not wearing seatbelts in Spain.60% of

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Marbella beaches devastated by storm

Work has continued over the weekend clearing up from the coastal storm that battered Marbella on Friday. Council workers worked to repair damaged pathways, and clear water and sand damage from public areas. The beach at La Fontanilla was among the worst to be affected, with the sea almost sweeping

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No change for Expat voters

The British Government has confirmed that existing rules for expatriates will remain in place for the forthcoming snap General Election on the 8th June. That means that people who were resident and registered to vote in UK elections in the last 15 years are able to do so. However for

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Strong Winds and Rough Seas Forecast

Marbella is bracing itself for a buffeting tonight. AEMET, the Spanish meteorological office, has forecast winds up to 70 km/h and waves of up to five metres The wind will drop tomorrow morning, with showers throughout the day. Brighter weather is forecast for Sunday

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Doing it for David

Hot Marbella magazine is organising a charity fashion show and lunch for popular photographer David Toms on Thursday April 27 Last July David suffered a horrific motorcycling accident that left him quadriplegic with motion in only three fingers. The prognosis is still undetermined and David has been undergoing a lengthy

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Rajoy summoned to court

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been summoned to give evidence in a huge corruption trial. Several members of the Partido Popular deny multiple charges – including organised crime and falsifying accounts. No date’s been set for the PM’s hearing.

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Time for Wine!

The number of people drinking wine in Spain has risen for the first time in decades. According to figures released by the Spanish Wine Market Observatory, consumption of wine has risen from between 2.5% and 4% compared to last year. Spain is the top ranking exporter of wine, shipping nearly

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Get yer Rock off!

Well, the week after Theresa May signed Article 50 with a rather stylish Mont Blanc pen and started the wheels going on the UK’s exit from the EU was certainly interesting. I’m writing this blog from an office overlooking the Med and just popped my head out of the window

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Pasta Factory hits 30!

One of the best known and genuinely best loved restaurants in Puerto Banus celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. And to mark the momentous occasion, Pasta Factory has had a makeover. It only seems like yesterday that the three fresh faced Dalli Brothers – Simon, Marco and Nicki – opened

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Semana Santa in Marbella

Semana Santa is in full swing in Marbella, and tonight, viernes santo, is perhaps the most emotional procession of the week A series of floats, carried by Marbella’s devout brotherhoods, will be carried through the centre of Marbella this evening. Viernes santo is the darkest of the processions, so expect

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Marbella ends bullfights

In a move certain to be warmly welcomed by animal rights activists (and anyone else living vaguely in the 21st century), Marbella has called time on bullfights in the town. Marbella Town Hall has announced its intention to take charge of the management of the Plaza de Toros de Marbella,

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Semana Santa Kempinski Style

Easter week gets underway today Palm Sunday and finishes with Easter Sunday on April 16 and Estepona’s maze of white streets, decked with colourful pots brimming with flowers, is the perfect backdrop for the wonderful Easter processions. The Kempinski Hotel Bahia just outside Estepona is also holding a number of special

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