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For the love of cats and dogs

ENJOY a superb Valentine’s night and help save the lives of abandoned cats and dogs. The Triple A animal charity in Marbella, has teamed up with Conrad’s Il Ristorante to offer a three-course dinner. It includes a welcome glass of cava, as well as wine,...

Sidecars take to the road

MADRID rock band Sidecars who have been performing for 11 years are embarking on a 21 date tour which sees them appearing in Malaga City. The gig will take place at the Sala La Trinchera on Friday, February 2 with tickets costing €20 plus booking...

Fuengirola will rock to the sound of Johnny G

FOR those who enjoy music from the 50s, 60s and 70s there is a Big Weekend at the Salon Varietes in Fuengirola. Popular entertainer Johnny G will be performing three different shows on three consecutive nights following of the success of the Big Weekend last...

Popular local singer has two shows in Benalmadena

Popular local singer has two shows in Benalmadena
THE ever popular Welsh local performer who thinks he’s Italian Ricky Lavazza is performing this Saturday and Sunday in Benalmadena. (30-31st Dec 2017) Both shows are at the Moonlight Club at the Sunset Beach Club and see Ricky performing with two different shows. On Saturday, its...

Fifth outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa confirmed on the Costa Blanca

Fifth outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa confirmed
THE MINISTRY of Agriculture has confirmed a new case of Xylella fastidiosa on the Costa Blanca, affecting 20 plots in the Alicante Province. The disease has been found to have infected almond trees in Altea, Benissa, Callosa d'En Sarria, Gata, Jalon, Lliber and Parcent. In September,...

Light night in Malaga

Light night
TWO busloads of members and supporters from the Royal British Legion Mollina Branch set off in the pouring rain to visit the festive lights in Malaga. However, by the time they reached Malaga the temperature was 20 degrees. After sitting outdoors eating and drinking alfresco,...

What a Marbella classic!

What a classic
CAR club Christmas bash a roaring success The classic car club of Andalucia celebrated its Christmas party at La Sala in Marbella. A wonderful night was had by all as 90 people donned black ties or posh frocks for the event. The revellers enjoyed some superb traditional...

Kiev Ballet presents Swan Lake

Kiev Ballet presents Swan Lake
TICKETS are still available to see Kiev Ballet perform Swan Lake at The Estepona Auditorium on Wednesday January 3. A romantic setting, magnificent choreography and an unforgettable fairy-tale story of doomed love combine to make Swan Lake the ultimate classical ballet, acclaimed by audiences worldwide. At...

A brotherhood not a cult

A brotherhood not a cult
DURING the Civil War, Spaniards who were discovered to be Freemasons were executed and Freemasonry was officially illegal here from 1939 until 1979. British visitors and settlers in Andalucia in particular who had been masons in the UK hankered after the fellowship and brotherhood and...

Bing Fuengirola for Christmas and the New Year

Bing Fuengirola for Xmas and the New Year
BING the Asian Fusion Bar and Restaurant in Fuengirola offers a delectable range of oriental cuisine which samples the best of Thailand and China. At this restaurant and bar, the food is not only outstanding, but top quality, a feature that has allowed it to...

A brotherhood not a cult

A brotherhood not a cult
DURING the Civil War, Spaniards who were discovered to be Freemasons were executed and Freemasonry was officially illegal here from 1939 until 1979. British visitors and settlers in Andalucia in particular who had been masons in the UK hankered after the fellowship and brotherhood and...

New Year fundraiser for Prostate Cancer

New Year fundraiser for Prostate Cancer
THE Second Annual Blue Dinner is to be held at the El Olivo restaurant also in La Cala on Friday January 5 at 7.30pm to raise funds for Positively Blue which arranges to test men for Prostate Cancer. Tickets cost is €50 per person and...

Charity helps detect Breast and Prostate Cancer

Charity helps detect6 Breast and Prostate Cancer
ONCE again, there will be an Artisan Christmas Fayre at El Oceano Hotel in La Cala de Mijas in support of the Positively Pink charity. Stalls which cost €20 for local businesses will be open from 10am in the Veranda Restaurant on Saturday December 2...

Christmas Classical Concerts

Christmas Classical Concerts
THE Choir and Orchestra Collegium Musicum Costa Del Sol under the direction of Annemarie Philipps invites all music lovers to their annual Christmas Concerts They are presenting a special Christmas programme which includes Handel’s Harp Concerto, music by Fauré, Telemann, Humperdinck and Britten and various...

Marbella Awards 2017

Marbella Awards 2017
THE Winners of the Marbella Awards 2017 were revealed during a star-studded awards gala on Saturday November 18th at the Puente Romano. The awards, voted for by the public, were hosted by Hollywood actor Dolph Lundgren who flew in from filming Aquaman alongside Nicole Kidman...

Eric Knowles a master of antiques visits Fuengirola

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THE much respected Eric Knowles will once again be travelling to Fuengirola to advise visitors to the Over 50s show as to the value or otherwise of their antiques. Always looking cheerful on TV, this ‘lad from Lancashire’ became interested in antiques at an early...

Rock Chick finds her Voice in Spain

Rock Chick finds her Voice in Spain
FOR more than 20 years, singer and actor Tina Hall who admits to being 45 has been living in and loving Spain and now she’s appearing before millions in La Voz (The Voice) Spain. She’s no stranger to TV as she spent seven years appearing...

Heal your heart

Heal your heart
CORK-BASED band The Grunts are returning to the Costa del Sol this December to present their new album, Heal your Heart. The band, who are playing in Malaga on December 7 and 8, explained they released their new record, “in response to the relentless destruction...

A touch of cabaret

A touch of cabaret
THE amateur entertainment group ‘A Touch of Class’ will be performing all the classics in their ‘A Touch of Cabaret’ concert at the Casa de Cultura in Fuengirola. Expect lively entertainment, stylish outfits and even a bowler hat or two. The group regularly put on shows...

A night of cello music in Mijas

A night of cello music
FOLLOWING the highly successful Salida del Sol II Festival, Project, Music Management is hosting the Scandinavian Cello School on Sunday November 12. Starting at 8.30pm at the Avanto Beachside Restaurant in La Cala de Mijas an ensemble of seven cellos lead by Jacob Shaw will...

Songwriters wanted by International Song Festival

Songwriters wanted by International Song Festival
WAY back in 1965 a young local priest came up with the idea of a Song Festival to be held in Gibraltar to raise funds for a community centre. It started off in a small way with local talent and most years, Joe Carseni backed...

Ricky Lavazza – He has his own kind of magic

He has his own kind of magic
ORIGINALLY a dedicated amateur singer, the Welshman now known as Ricky Lavazza was persuaded to come to the Costa del Sol as a professional and has worked ever since. His wife laughingly says that he thinks himself an Italian Stallion but in fact he’s a...

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Corpse found in the sea near Marbella

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