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Spain calls for a ban on alcohol sales at airports and on flights

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If you are off to Spain on holiday you may have to wait until you get there in order to have a drink. Fed up with having to deal with drunken passengers Spanish authorities are calling for a ban on the sale of alcohol at airports and on flights. Leaders in the tourism industry say that “courage and ambition” are …

Film Company looking for extras to audition in Malaga

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The production crew is looking for men and woman aged between 16 and 90 to appear as extras in the new series. Roles include waiters and waitresses, martial art experts, athletes, security staff, DJ’s and people of African and Romani heritage. The film company ModExpor are holding auditions in Malaga on Sunday for people looking to work as extras in …

Antonio Banderas to open Malaga theatre and star in A Chorus Line

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Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, has kept his promise by opening a theatre in his home city of Malaga. His new venture in the Costa del Sols capital is called the Teatro de Soho CaixaBank and will open this autumn with the Broadway-hit  A Chorus Line. The new theatre is to be located in the Teatro Alameda following a major renovation …

Spanish doctors perform a groundbreaking operation on a patient with stage 4 cancer

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For the first time in history, Spanish doctors have performed surgery on a patient with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Previously considered inoperable, Surgeons at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona were able to operate successfully on a patient with terminal pancreatic cancer. The surgery involves a pioneering new technique which perforates the tumour allowing the cancerous cells to be burned …

Meet the stars of Channel 5’s “Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun”

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Any British citizen who has upped sticks for sunny Spain knows that there is a mixed bunch of expats living on the Costa del Sol who are never short of a tale or two. Some of those wonderful personalities have been opening up to Channel 5’s Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun. First up were pensioners Jo and Jan who …

Rescue workers drill tunnel to reach toddler who fell in a 300-ft Malaga well

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While playing nearby as his parents ate lunch, two-year-old Julen Rosello fell down very narrow 100 metres shaft in the town of Totalan near Malaga. A week has now passed since the accident with rescuers not having given up hope that the toddler can still be found alive. A giant drilling machine was called in Saturday to create a parallel …

X Factor winner comes to Nerja

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Soul vocalist Steve Brookstein is promoting his new show, SOUL JOURNEY, remembering The Legends by touring on the Costa del Sol. He will play some classic songs by artists like Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green, The Temptations, The Spinners and many more. Steve was the first winner of the popular UK talent show the X Factor back …

Thieves steal 50,000€ from Nerja Caves

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Thieves managed to get into the offices of the Nerja caves where they broke a ticket machine and made off with two safes before abandoning them in the mountains. The robbery occurred during the early hours of Sunday morning with the culprits managing to force open the safes and steal 50,000€ along with 80 lottery tickets commemorating the 60th anniversary …

Doctors in Malaga claim that stopping smoking and sunbathing reduce the risk of MS

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Following a surge in the number of multiple sclerosis cases in the Malaga region, doctors are advising people to stop smoking and spend more time in the sun.   20 years ago, doctors in the region only diagnosed 600 cases of MS per year, but this figure has now doubled to 1200 cases per year today. A lack of vitamin …

Family of grandma in coma berate travel insurance company

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A British family on holiday in Spain are furious with insurers InsureandGo after being told that a 5,882€ air ambulance fee to fly a sick family member back home for treatment was not covered under their plan.   61-year-old grandma Patricia Reid is in a life-threatening coma after suffering a brain haemorrhage while on holiday in Malaga according to the …

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A Night of Flamenco in Nerja

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If you’re looking for night out in Nerja where you can watch flamenco and get a real taste of this authentic dancing, then these talented artists have just the show for you. The first member of the show, José Cortés was born in Granada in 1984. Ever since he was a child he excelled dancing at parties with the family, where …

The Beach Boys come to the Costa del Sol

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Marbella’s Starlight Festival has lined up an impressive group of performers for this year’s concert series that includes the Beach Boys, Maluma, Il Divo and Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson. Californian rock group the Beach Boys will get the music extravaganza started on July 11 at 10pm, when the will take the stage to perform their hit songs that defined the 1960s …

Great night out at the concert in Nerja

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If you are looking for a great night out and enjoy classical music with a twist look no further than the Nerja Cultural Centre for tangos to fall in love. Performed by the Chamber Orchestra Promúsica de Málaga,  a group of young and brilliant musicians from different Andalusian provinces who will present the works of Astor Piazzolla. Born in Buenos …

Bob Dylan comes to the Costa del Sol

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World-renowned singer/songwriter Bob Dylan will bring his legendary talent to Spain in 2019 as part of his Neverending Tour that started in 1988.   Cramming in 100 performances a year the now 77-year-old musician will kick off his Spanish tour in Pamplona on April 25th before moving on to Bilbao, Gijon, Santiago, Sevilla, Fuengirola and Murcia, before rounding off the …

Why not experience a bit of Flamenco on your holiday?

Antonio Guerra perfoms in Nerja

If your on holiday in Nerja and are wanting somewhere to take your friends or family for a night out why not treat then to a flamenco show at the Nerja Cultural Centre.   Dancer and choreographer Antonio Guerra presents his new flamenco show, betting on a new format that gives prominence to all the artists Involved. Voice, guitar, violin, …

The Lito Blues Band comes to Nerja

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Energy, cohesion, sensitivity, freshness, emotion, professionalism … are all terms that come to mind when one attends a LITO BLUES BAND show. Formed in 1989 by the talented guitarist Lito Fernández, a recognized musician who has performed with Big Jack Johnson, Luther Allison and Richard Ray Farrel. During the 20 years of its existence, the LITO BLUES BAND has forged …

The Unsustainable Big Band comes to Nerja

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In 1918 one of the most outstanding musicians of the twentieth century was born: Leonard Bernstein. Conductor, composer, pianist and pedagogue, his multifaceted career has made him not only an icon of classical music for his work with the New York Philharmonic but also of opera and musical theatre for one of his key works: the mythical West Side Story. …

Top World Golfers arrive on the Costa del Sol

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Leading woman golfers Catriona Matthew, Laura Davies, Trish Johnson and Beth Allen will be joining Azahara Muñoz from the 22nd to 25th of November at La Quinta to take part in the women’s Open de España.   The presence of top players from around the world including England’s, Davies and  Johnson and Scotland’s Matthew will be an added attraction for …

Everything is coloured – local Flamenco Pilar Soto

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In everything is coloured you will be entertained by regional dances that include the Bolero, Verdiales de Comares, a stylized dance accompanied by castanets.   Pilar Soto and the Ana Cristina De los Reyes Dance Company will perform Flamenco favourites choreographed by Guajiras, to the sound of guitarist Juan Santiago and the voice of Rocio Santiago. Venue: Centro Cultural Villa …

Legends-Musician Daniel Martinez returns to play in Nerja

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With Legends, Daniel Martínez takes us to the purest beginnings of music capturing the essence of Mediterranean Spain and the Cultures that passed through the region.   Composed for voice, guitar and orchestra, Legends is a set of original and striking melodies that intertwine harmonies that are a delight for the senses.   Venue: Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, Calle …

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