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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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Banus to get a bike lane!

Marbella Town Hall seems set on being the most environmentally and pedal power friendly place in Andalucia. Having rerouted traffic around the Skol Hotel area in Marbella to accomodate a bicycle lane that I’ve yet to see anyone using – plus wiping out a few hundred parking spaces into the

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Festive No Man’s Land!

It’s that merry time of year between Christmas Eve and Three Kings when you’re not entirely sure what day it is Although to be honest, as a freelance journalist living in Marbella that applies pretty much to every other time of the year as well. This is also the time

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2016 and the one that got away…

No doubt about it, 2016 was a brutal year After the appalling cull of celebrities in 2016, when turning on the radio each morning was akin to wondering which of your favourite characters was about to be killed off in Game of Thrones, I was struck by a sobering thought.

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SUR in English’s Liz Parry in New Year’s Honours List

Liz Parry, former Editor of SUR in English, has been recognised by H.R.H. The Queen in her New Year’s Honours List and awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to British nationals living in Andalucia.   Having joined the SUR in English team in 1985 as a collaborator/translator, during

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Christmas Ham Crisis

Spain faces a Christmas Ham crisis, as stocks of its world-famous Iberico ham have hit a shortfall. Production has been stepped down in recent years due to the financial situation. As  Spain’s economy has started to recover, however, demand has hit a record high. A study by Kantar shows that

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Bah Humbug!

You can’t escape Christmas on the coast. Or can you? For many people Christmas is a magical time of year. A time for family, feasting and merriment and the often forgotten reason of the celebration the birth of Jesus Christ. For a heathen such as myself it is a living

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Marbella’s Lottery Luck!

Lady Luck smiled on Marbella when the winning numbers of El Gordo were read out earlier today A total €381,000 were won tickets brought in the town, with the lottery office in Calle Galveston selling one lucky ticket and two others being sold in Avda General Lopez Dominguez. It looks

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Malaga ups security after Berlin tragedy

Malaga City Council has announced that it will be improving security in public areas followingMonday’s terrorist attack in Berlin. Metal bollards are to be installed at the entrance to Calle Cortina del Muelle as well as at strategic points across the city. The works come after the department of the interior

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Ho Ho Ho! It’s Santa Maria

In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is just around the corner and for the first time Marbella Town has picked a local personality to be Santa Claus. Or in this case Santa Maria, as Marbella Mayor Jose Bernal has announced that Global Gift founder Maria Bravo will be standing in

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Exiled Millionaire Judah Binstock dies at Marbella home

Controversial British millionaire Judah Binstock, the biggest landowner in Marbella, passed away last weekend in his mansion ‘Las Magnolias’, although his family has yet to confirm the report.  Binstock, who left the UK in the 1970s after a Department of Trade inquiry into one of his companies stated that he and his

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Manga Madness in Marbella!

The exciting world of Manga visits Marbella this weekend as Marbecon brings together Manga video games, comics and alternative culture that has enjoyed a massive surge in popularity. The exhibition features  entertainment, activities and fun for the whole family with  illustrators such as  Benzo Art, Alexandra Thöne, Pablo Burgos –

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Flood Claim Follow Up

After the great response to his article on flood claims, Danni Worth of Op de Beeck & Worth, has more information on the Consorcio and results so far. It’s been almost two weeks since the disastrous storms and subsequent flooding in Malaga and Marbella, and for those of you who

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