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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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Eye (out) for the Tiger

They are one of the biggest pests of the summer and Marbella Town Hall has launched an information campaign against the tiger mosquito. The tiger mosquito is smaller than the common mosquito with white stripes on its head and body. It flies during the day, mainly in the afternoon and

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Ben Harper and The Pretenders to play Marbella

Versatile soul, reggae and blues folk rocker Ben Harper and New Wave legends The Pretenders are the latest acts to be confirmed for this year’s Starlite Festival.   The Pretenders, fronted by the iconic Chrisse Hynde, and whose hits include “Brass in Pocket” and “Stand by You”, will play Starlite on

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Unexpected Art – an occasional post

You might think that Marbella is a cultural wilderness, more concerned with the latest Bentley than a Francis Bacon. But if you look closely enough you’ll find unexpected works of Art in unusul places. In the first of a random series of blogs, I’ll be posting them as I find

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Marbella on Orange Alert

After a warm spell, bad weather has returned to Spain, with weather warnings remaining in place across much of the country. Alicante bore the brunt of the heavy rains yesterday. Over 100 litres sqm of rain fell, causing severe flooding in places. Rain, wind, rough seas and even snow warnings

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Thousands mark International Women’s Day

Thousands of women took part in gatherings across Spain to mark International Women’s Day yesterday, in support of an end to domestic violence. Forty four women in Spain were killed by their partners or former partners in 2016 and at least 16 women have been murdered so far this year

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Pablo to be remembered in Marbella landmark

Over 160,000 people have signed a petition requesting that Marbella names a street after Pablo Ráez, the young athlete who raised awareness of bone marrow donations across Spain, and who died in February. Francisco José Molina, who organised the petition, delivered the signatures to Marbella mayor José Bernal. “These signatures will

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Weather Alert halts Marbella Carnival

Strong winds and rains have forced the cancellation of today’s Carnival Humour Parade The parade was due to start at 5.30pm from Marbella’s Arroyo de la Represa Park, but the Yellow weather warning issued by AEMET, the Spanish Meteorological Office, has resulted in the event being called off. Manuel Garcia, Marbella’s

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Pablo Raez remembered in emotional ceremony

Pablo Raez, whose struggle against leukemia inspired Spain, was posthumously honoured in a ceremony in Marbella today Marbella mayor José Bernal awarded the 20-year-old, who passed away on Saturday, with a Medal of Marbella. In an emotional ceremony Pablo’s father and sister accepted the medal on his behalf. The Town

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Marbella Mourns Brave Pablo

Pablo Raez, the 20-year-old from Marbella whose social media posts and videos brought his fight against leukemia to national attention and prompted a huge increase in blood and bone marrow donations, died at home on Saturday. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Hollywood star Antonio Banderas along with thousands on social

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Marbella’s Bianca is Rookie of the Year!

Marbella based model Bianca Balti has been named Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Rookie of the Year In a Facebook Live interview with People magazine, Italian Bianca talked about how she balanced motherhood and dealing with her post-baby body while working as a swimsuit model. “It is a challenge, but it’s also

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Not quite “Babe” in Banus

Sometimes you see the strangest things in Marbella I was filling up the 4×4 in San Pedro on Saturday, when a woman walked by with her pet on a lead. Nothing so remarkable in that you might think, except that this paricular pet was a huge pig. On further investigation

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Lexus in Marbella – The Future’s Orange!

Nothing gets us reving like running into a stunning piece of machinery, so we did a double take when we spotted this beauty at the Puente Romano this morning. Further investigation revealed the beast to be a Lexus RC 200t F Sport, described by Car Magazine as being “swoppier than

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