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1 Feb

A temple of tattoo art and history

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Angelina Jolie

WHEN LUCAS AND HIS WIFE LINDA opened El Templo Tattoos in Torremolinos in 1989, it was one of the first legal and licensed tattoo studios in Spain at the time.

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After travelling around Europe, tattooing for their living expenses, Lucas (whose uncle Pancho was a tattoo artist in Belgium from 1965 to 1978) and Linda worked in Spain for a Dutch tattooist, Gipsy and Lady, before deciding to settle down and take over the studio they had started up with Prem a year before. […]


1 Feb

Mulsanne unveiled in Marbella

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THE NEW Bentley Mulsanne, which replaces the old Arnage and is due to go on sale in mid-2010, was previewed at the C. de Salamanca prestige cars dealership in San Pedro de Alcántara. […]


1 Feb

Specialist baby and child photography

ruth babies 5NOW BASED on the Costa del Sol, Welsh photographer Ruth Jones’s versatility and creativity extends across the spectrum, including the specialist field of baby and child photography. […]

CAGE fighting in MARBELLA

1 Feb

International combatants in one-to-one bouts

cage 1MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA), as cage fighting is officially known, was born in Brazil. The martial art of Brazilian Ju Jitsu was at the forefront of this one-to-one combat, a style that was and still is led by the Gracie family. In the early days the fighting art was known as “Vale Tudo”, Portuguese for “anything valid”. […]


29 Jan

Luxury meets nature at Hotel Hermitage

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THE COSTA DEL SOL is known internationally for a variety of reasons: some memorable, others best overlooked. The memorable ones include an exceptional Mediterranean climate and lifestyle; the ones best overlooked, well… the dark side of Marbella’s glitzy and glamorous image. […]


28 Jan

Gold medal for Los Aguilares Pinot Noir

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MÁLAGA WOULD not come all that high up on most people’s list of major wine-making areas in Spain but the province is quietly boosting its reputation in the industry. The latest Sierras de Málaga “Denominación de Origen” wine to receive international recognition is the 2008 Pinot Noir from Cortijo Los Aguilares in Ronda: awarded a Grand Gold Medal at the Mondial du Pinot Noir in Sierre, Switzerland. […]


25 Jan

Traditional celebrations at “home” of the Coast’s Burns Suppers

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BURNS NIGHT COMES but once a year, but at Hotel Tamisa Golf (Mijas) one night is just not enough. Over Saturday, Sunday and Monday (23, 24 and 25 January) more than 350 people joined in the traditional Scottish celebration inspired by the poet Robert Burns.



21 Jan

BARELY 24 HOURS after releasing a digitally manipulated image of how Osama Bin Laden might look these days, the portrait was withdrawn from the official page of the Rewards for Justice program ($25 million reward for the Al Qaeda leader) after the FBI admitted it had been based on an electoral photo of Spanish Izquierda Unida parliamentarian and former leader Gaspar Llamazares.
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Gaspar Llamazares  FBI director Robert Mueller  Osama Bin Laden

LIVE music in MALAGA

20 Jan

New season at Echegaray Theatre

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Robert Fripp

FORMER KING CRIMSON guitarist Robert Fripp and jazz and progressive rock flautist Theo Travis (Gong) will be presenting songs from their album Thread during two concerts at the newly re-opened Echegaray Theatre in Málaga capital on 29 and 30 April. […]


20 Jan

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Debut in Australia

PEDRO MARTÍNEZ de la Rosa, one of Formula 1’s nice guys and (with Antonio Lobato) the only member of last season’s commentating team for La Sexta that made their TV coverage bearable (the OzinSpain household depends exclusively on Spanish Digital+ channels) will be back in the driver’s seat this year as BMW Sauber’s second signing after Kamui Kobayashi.