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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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Ferry confirms for Gib

Bryan Ferry is the latest name to confirm for this year’s Gibraltar Music Festival. The former Roxy Music frontman, known for hits like Let’s Stick Together and Jealous Guy joins The Vamps, Nathan Sykes and Toploader as well as Stereophonics, Jess Glynne, All Saints, KT Tunstall, Foxes and more. The festival’s five-year history

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Marbella celebrates Dia San Bernabé with Merche

Marbella Feria is in full swing and this weekend is set to get even busier. The decision to move the day Feria back to the atmospheric centre of town for the first time in a decade has been hugely popular, as well as bringing business to surrounding bars and restaurants.

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Euro 2016 – Where to watch the action!

Euro 2016 kicks off in France tonight and it’s always great fun being in Marbella during a major football tournament. With so many nationalities living here it seems that everyone has a match at some point. So if you want to follow your national team, here are Planet Marbella’s suggestions

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Loquillo to play free Feria show

Legendary Spanish Rock n Roll star Loquillo plays a free concert in Marbella tonight The show is part of the Feria de San Bernabe celebrations and will take place at the auditorium at the fairground. The showstarts at 23.00 and admission is free. One of Loquillo’s best known songs is

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Does my EU Referendum vote need a stamp?

There’s been more than a little confusion amongst expats about whether or not postal votes for the upcoming EU Referendum need stamps to be posted back to the UK. Some expats have been voicing their concerns online, claiming that Spanish Post Offices have sacks of postal votes that will not

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Back where it belongs!

Marbella’s Feria de San Bernabe got underway with a spectacular firework display last night, and today the Day Feria took place in the centre of town for the first time in a decade. Marbella Mayor Jose Bernal was on hand to open the festivities, that centred on the beautiful surroundings

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It’s Feria Time

Marbella Feria gets underway tonight, and it promises to be the best in years! In a move popular with both public and businesses alike the Feria de San Bernabe will take place in the atmospheric centre of town during the day, away from the (frankly, ahem, less than salubrious) location

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Walkies!

If you fancy taking a stroll along the paseo and maybe making a new four legged friend then don’t miss Triple A’s fourth annual Dog Walk. You can walk with your own dog or one from Triple A (you’ll have to contact them in advance to reserve a dog). Taking

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May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars fans in Marbella will be out in force on June 4 when the 501st Legion lands. Imperial Stormtroopers will be marching through Marbella accompanied by the Marbella Town Hall band, who will be playing the Star Wars theme music! The action starts at the Parque Alamada at 6pm. The

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Festival Fever

Despite my love of live music, I’m not really much of a festival person. The thought of spending four days in a muddy field paying €5 for a toilet roll has never really appealed to me. But the Twist of Lemon event in Cartama appealed to me. It promised two

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EU Referendum Postal Votes – Important information

Important news about the EU Referendum If you are planning to use a postal vote please note that the voting forms have arrived with prepaid return envelopes. These are not valid in Spain. Some post offices have reported that they  have bins of unstamped (wasted) votes that will be scrapped. You

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