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CLIMATE change and WINE

29 Mar

Kofi Annan guest speaker at Marbella conference

FORMER UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be the VIP guest speaker at the third World Conference on Climate Change and Wine in Marbella on 13 April. His speech will be directed to businesses and companies about the importance of adopting sustainable practices and development. Attendance is open to business people and members of the general public. […]


1 Mar

Vibrant Cuban rhythms in Marbella

STUNNINGLY TALENTED singer, pianist and composer Yanela Brooks has a deep passion for music that began when she studied the genre from the age of seven at an academy in Cuba. Later forming a band with 12 other girls before graduating, she was always destined for success. […]


28 Feb

Tragic death of former Miss Costa del Sol

SPAIN’S FIRST Miss Universe, Amparo Muñoz, died at her Málaga home after a long illness – aged just 56. […]


25 Jan

…and egalitarian luxury in China

OUR MAN in Bundaberg has arrived back in Europe after a soggy trip to Queensland – via a stopover in the booming southern Chinese city of Guangzhou (Canton). Travel bloz pending after the wellies have been unpacked and the jet-lag has eased…


26 Sep

Neil Robertson…the man for the big occasion


IN MAY he became only the second Australian to win the snooker World Championship. Now, Neil Robertson has become the first winner of the new World Open title – and is ranked number one in the world rankings. […]

OPERATION Tax Police State

6 Sep

Crocodile Dundee (back) in Los Angeles


MOST OF US have no option of avoiding income taxes. The authorities will either nab us at source (IRPF/PAYE) or, if autónomo (self-employed), we will be required to present a rigorously-monitored folder of documents every three months to report revenue, justify expenses and hand over collected IVA.


Universal BEAUTY

25 Aug

Miss Australia third… in that dress!

BRUSHING ASIDE the controversy over her choice of “national dress”, Jesinta Campbell finished third in the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. […]


8 Aug

Michelle Obama… just a “normal” tourist

AFTER SETTLING into her luxurious accommodation at the Villa Padierna hotel, Michelle Obama and her entourage headed to Marbella for a walk around the Old Town and later dinner at a local restaurant on the first evening of a controversial  four-day visit to the Costa del Sol.


IN the RAW

17 Jul

Diamonds are for Elen

STUNNING Spanish model and mother-of-two Elen Rivas was asked to model Tesco’s spring-summer collection of lingerie, “Diamond Boutique” after fronting the autumn-winter collection last year. Not much doubt why! […]

Pre-wedding BLISS

2 Jul

Peter Andre on whistle-stop tour of Gib

IT WAS THE eve of ex-wife Katie Price’s UK nuptials with cage-fighter Alex Reid – but Peter Andre seemed to have other more pleasant things on his mind as he made a quick trip to Gibraltar. […]