The Judge investigating the “Goldfinger” case, in which beloved Scottish grandfatherly actor Sean Connery and his wife stand accused of illegally building homes in Marbella, has dropped the charges against Sean. However, charges against his wife continue to stand. Sean Connery owned a luxury villa in Marbella which was a tad large (and a bit got knocked down by court order). His chalet was owned by a company called Malibú, SA, which together seems to Continue reading Sean Connery cleared in Marbella corruption case but wife prosecution continues
I did not have relations with that man screams the Spanish press. Further investigation reveals they mean business relations, and they’re talking about Jesús Gil, the Man who Made Marbella. Sean Connery owned a luxury villa in Marbella which was a tad large (and a bit got knocked down by court order). His chalet was owned by a company called Malibú, SA, which together seems to be linked with another company called By the Sea, Continue reading Sean Connery denies Marbella urban abuse case (The Goldfinger case)
Marbella has overturned a previous planning permission to permit five massive skyscrapers to be built in the iconic town, and has withdrawn all permits, after a huge citizen protest movement against the plans. (See here for more on the plans) The Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, said that the citizens had spoken and her administration had responded. A previous change to the urban plan which would have permitted several 55 story skyscrapers to be built Continue reading Marbella abandons skyscraper plans
Kiko Rivera – a well known fat idiot – is in hot water with animal lovers after allegations that police raided an exclusive party he was giving due to complaints he had two lion clubs on display from the local zoo. Kiko is well known in Spain for being the gormless son of Isabel Pantoja – singer and thief who plundered Marbella’s public treasury along with then boyfriend Julian Muñoz, despite being found guilty she’s Continue reading Lion cubs seized at Sevilla party
Marbella council has voted to allow skyscrapers of up to 50 stories to be built in the iconic town. Up to five of the massive tower blocks will be permitted. “Can you imagine Dubai but with lush palms, homes with sea views but hidden from sight, all under one amazing mountain?” enthuses councillor for urban planning Pablo Moro as he announced the changes. Well… no, but I can some prat trying to turn Marbella into Continue reading Marbella to imitate Dubai and allow modern skyscrapers
A survey of holiday destinations by the portal trivago.com has said that Almería is the third cheapest holiday destination in the world, costing an average of just 61€ a day for a full board double hotel room during July and August. Other cheap Spanish destinations singled out are Santa Cruz de Tenerife, at number two (just 60€ a day) or Las Palmas, at 62€ a day. The cheapest destination is Patong Beach, Thailand. Spain also Continue reading Almeria third cheapest holiday destination in the world, says survey
The dark days of GIL are put behind Marbella as the town faces a fresh new future. 16,500 homes are to be legalised and developers will be chased for compensation payments from the town hall. http://thereader.es/en/andalucia-news-stories/318-marbella-approves-pgou-16500-homes-legalised-1500-to-be-demolished.html Oh, 1,500 homes will still be demolished (500 of them lived in) but you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs, as they say….