WISH LIST in Marbella

17 Apr

Generous support for inaugural gala

THE WISH LIST Fund raised €11,990 from its inaugural gala in Marbella. Held at La Meridiana, the cocktail dinner attracted donations from the German Lions Club, Children for Peace, Charity and Pleasure and SG Hambros Bank (Gibraltar) Limited, as well as photographers Johnny and Juan Carlos. Villa Padierna donated an undisclosed amount to the Ciudad de los Niños children’s home directly. […]


2 Apr

THE WORLD according to former Minister for Health in Finland  Dr Rauni Kilde… a view that is frighteningly plausible.


2 Apr

Wholesome, appetising… and delicious desserts

in Fuengirola

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(Photos: David Toms)

THE SCENE was slightly surreal. Several corpulent and suited Spanish travelling salesmen sitting at separate tables tucking into fried goats cheese salad, soya burgers, vegetable “shepherd’s pie”, and almond and carrot cake.



1 Apr

Spanish tours run by former world champion

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A SEVEN-TIME winner of the World Enduro Championship, Kari Tiainen is now offering his vast experience at the top level to riders seeking a taste of adventure in southern Spain. […]

Currying FLAVOUR

1 Apr

The best Indian restaurant in town

LIKE MANY PEOPLE on the Coast, Jim and Meena moved to Spain from London just over 14 years ago – for a better climate and less hectic lifestyle. […]

European JAZZ Festival

1 Apr

Top international artists for Marbella event

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Luz Casal

LUZ CASAL, one of the most successful and influential women singer-songwriters in Spanish pop music over the past three decades, has been confirmed as the closing act for the inaugural European Jazz Festival in Marbella from 20 to 27 July.


New ROTARY club in Guadalmina

30 Mar

Members plan gala event for charity

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Guadalmina invited Talk Radio Europe owner and presenter Maurice Boland to talk about his successful work on behalf of various charities, including the Cudeca cancer care hospice. […]


28 Mar

Road to Morocco leads to Hope fulfilled in Spain

Noted bon vivant Jiménez shares his secrets for preparing a traditional paella


THE WEEK BEFORE he had squandered a two-stroke overnight lead to finish second in the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco. This time Louis Oosthuizen took just a one-stroke lead into the final day of the Open de Andalucía at Málaga’s Parador, but was even more determined not to make it a fifth runner-up finish on the European Tour. […]


26 Mar

GREAT TITLE TRACK from Tasmanian-born, Madrid-based singer-songwriter Aaron Thomas’ second album, Made of Wood…


25 Mar

Kristina Szekely: queen of the social scene

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THEY ARE A SELECT GROUP. Costa del Sol personalities whose names have become synonymous with Marbella glamour… one-time Puerto Banús resident Sean Connery; the late Deborah Kerr and James Hunt; Kevin Keegan; Julio Iglesias, Dolph Lundgren and Málaga-born Antonio Banderas (who still own homes in the area)… […]