Ash Bolton


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Ashley Bolton was born in Bristol in 1980 and has lived on the Costa del Sol since 2010. He graduated in Journalism (BA Honours) at Southampton Solent University before becoming a Senior Reporter at the Southern Daily Echo in 2008. The award-winning journalist has worked for SUR in English since April 2011.

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11/10/2019 18:15


Prizes dished out at Marbella film festival

Organisers are celebrating after staging the biggest Marbella International Film Festival to date. Now in its 14th year the event saw a number of films sold out during their world premieres. THE WINNERS Best Shorter Short Film. Angel. Best Short

04/10/2019 15:21


"Madrid is the most vibrant city I've lived in"

He's an English actor famous for playing Archie Mitchell in Eastenders, Mick Shipman in Gavin and Stacey and for getting covered in snakes during I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Now Larry Lamb is set to hit the screens again when he stars in th

04/10/2019 14:36


"This is our third visit to the festival. It's a favourite for us"

Stephen, who started his career as an actor in the National Youth Theatre, and has now directed eight feature films, told SUR in English: "The film is based on a successful play written by Steven Berkoff. He got the idea from being surrounded by colo

02/10/2019 15:05

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"It was great fun but it all felt like a dream"

Kris Marshall said he got involved in the film as he's been friends with Craig and Dean Lennox Kelly and other members of the cast for many years. He told SUR in English: "Craig asked me if I'd be interested and it was a pleasure to be a part of a

02/10/2019 15:05

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"It's always good to have familiarity when playing a couple"

In the film Maimie plays Gemma, Greg Kielty's partner. She said: "They have a new baby so they're in the early stages of parenthood. Gemma is super capable and is the driving force in their family, but we meet her at the end of her tether with Greg

30/09/2019 14:40


48 hours in Melilla

It was around 5.30am when we roared nonchalantly into Melilla on two wheels after spending eight hours on the overnight ferry from Malaga. MELILLA FACTS Size and location. Melilla is around 12 km2 (4.7 sq. mi) and one of two permanently-inhabited S

27/09/2019 14:44


Biggest turnout yet for Marbella Irish festival

A bigger turnout than expected saw more than 5,000 revellers pack a Marbella park for the town's annual Irish International Music Festival last weekend. During the three-day event, a number of Irish and Spanish performers took to the stage in the

20/09/2019 11:02


British gangster movie shot in Marbella to premiere at local festival

A British crime movie filmed across Marbella and Estepona is to get its world premiere in Puerto Banús on 4 October. Rise of the Footsoldier Marbella follows British gangster Pat Tate who travels to the Costa del Sol town after escaping prison in t

13/09/2019 14:49


Bocelli delights fans as part of Gibraltar National Day celebrations

Not one, not two, but three. That's how many standing ovations were given to Andrea Bocelli at the end of his concert in Gibraltar last Monday evening. Billed as the biggest selling solo classical artist of all time, the Italian singer performed to

13/09/2019 11:28


Golfers tee off in Marbella to help the needy at home and abroad

A Marbella charity is celebrating after receiving 3,500 euros from several fundraising golf events this summer. Collective Calling is set to use the money to help local homeless people in Marbella and Malaga, as well as street children in Tanzania.

13/09/2019 11:24


Marbella shows off it's top dogs

Animal shelter Triple A's annual dog show has helped raise 3,500 euros for the town's abandoned and mistreated animals. Some 400 dog lovers attended the fundraiser last Sunday 8 September, which was organised by the volunteer run charity. The cas

13/09/2019 11:21


Fans flock to see stars at Gibraltar music festival

Thousands of music fans descended on the Rock to watch some of the world's most famous musicians at the Gibraltar Calling Music Festival last weekend. Now in its eighth year, the two-day event sold out just days before the festival gates opened at

06/09/2019 14:33


Charity dinner in Sabinillas raises thousands for Cudeca

A charity fundraiser at a popular expat restaurant raised 4,620 euros for the cancer hospice Cudeca last Friday. Some 150 guests helped raise the funds during the event at the Roman Oasis restaurant in Sabinillas. The restaurant shut down last su

06/09/2019 10:34


Calling for men to create harmony

An international community choir based in Manilva is looking for more male singers to join its ranks. The Love to Sing Choir currently has around 50 members but only 10 of them are male. Founded in September 2017, the choir performs concerts alon

02/09/2019 15:19


Wine o'clock in Manilva

Thousands of wine fans descended on Manilva for the town's 40th annual Manilva Grape Harvest Festival last weekend. The town was full to bursting as a feria-like atmosphere saw live music, food stalls and impromptu bars line the town's main street.