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Charles Frederick "Charlie" Wilson (30 June 1932 – 23 April 1990),was an English career criminal.. A member of the Great Train Robbery gang, of which he was treasurer, he was killed by a hitman on a bicycle in 1990 whilst living in Marbella, Spain...From 1948 to 1950 he was called up for National Service, and in 1955 he married Patricia (Pat) Osbourne, with whom he had 3 children..In 1960, Wilson began to work with Bruce Reynolds and planned to get into the criminal big league.. In 1962, a gang lead by Reynolds stole £62,000 in a security van robbery at London Heathrow Airport. They then attempted to rob a Royal Mail train at Swindon, which netted only £700.. But Reynolds, now looking for his career-criminal defining moment, started planning his next train robbery over a period of 3 months..Reynolds organised a gang of 17 men to undertake the 1963 Great Train Robbery...Wilson was the gang's treasurer who gave each of the robbers their cut of the haul: £150,000 each. He was captured quickly, and during the trial at Aylesbury Crown Court in April 1964 he got the nickname "the silent man" as he refused to say anything at all.. Jailed for 30 years, he was held at HMP Winson Green, where after just 4 months on 12 August 1964, he arranged for a 3 man gang to break-in and break him out..Having successfully evaded capture for four years, Wilson was caught on 24 January 1968, after his wife telephoned her parents in England, thus enabling Scotland Yard to track them down.. Returned to England, Wilson served 10 more years in the train robbers secure unit at HMP Durham. He was the final train robber to emerge from prison in 1978...Engaged to launder some of the proceeds from the Brink's-MAT robbery, he lost the investors £3 million. On 23 April 1990, a young South London man knocked on the front door of his hacienda north of Marbella, and shot Wilson and his pet German shepherd dog at point-blank range, before riding off down the hill on a yellow bicycle.. Over the next three years, four more shootings were connected to the Brink’s-MAT raid.. In 2007, supergrass Michael Michael claimed to know who the killer was, but police made no arrest..Marbella is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Málaga and the Gibraltar Strait, in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca. The municipality covers an area of 117 square kilometres (45 sq mi) crossed by highways on the coast, which are its main entrances..The city also has a significant archaeological heritage, several museums and performance spaces, and a cultural calendar with events ranging from reggae concerts to opera performances..The Marbella municipality occupies a strip of land that extends along 44 kilometres (27 miles) of coastline of the Penibético region, sheltered by the slopes of the coastal mountain range, which includes the Bermeja, Palmitera, Royal, White and Alpujata sub-ranges...

King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.. His entourage used to spend up to 5 million euros a day in Marbella..In the eastern part of the municipality in the district of Las Chapas is the site of Rio Real, situated on a promontory near the mouth of the river of the same name. Here traces of Phoenician habitation dating to the early 7th century BC were discovered in excavations made during an archaeological expedition led by Pedro Sánchez in 1998.. Bronze Age utensils including plates, carinated bowls, lamps and other ceramics of Phoenician and indigenous Iberian types have been found, as well as a few Greek examples. There are 2 ancient watchtowers, the Torre Río Real (Royal River Tower) and the Torre Ladrones (Tower of Thieves)..The 27 kilometres (17 miles) of coastline within the limits of Marbella is divided into 24 beaches with different features; however, due to expansion of the municipality, they are all now semi-urban. They generally have moderate surf, golden or dark sand ranging through fine, medium or coarse in texture, and some gravel..The Spanish Law on the General Election sets the number of councilors elected according to the municipality's population; the Municipal Corporation of Marbella consists of 27 councilors..Corruption accusations and mayor Gil's further conviction in 2002 for diverting public funds to Atlético led to reappraisal of the city's finances. When Jesús Gil y Gil finally resigned that year, he was succeeded by Julián Muñoz, his right-hand man, a former waiter famous for his romantic involvement with singer Isabel Pantoja, a matador's widow..Her husband, the bullfighter Francisco Rivera Pérez, known professionally as "Paquirri", died in the bullring on 26 September 1984, at the horns of the bull Avispado in Pozoblanco, Córdoba. She has a son with Paquirri named Francisco José Rivera Pantoja, better known as Kiko Rivera or Paquirrín..The investigation, known as the Operation Malaya case, has resulted in numerous convictions and the seizure of goods worth 2.4 million euros.. Today "Marbellan urbanism" is synonymous in Spain with governmental corruption, with as many as 30,000 illegal homes built in the town, without significant educational and health infrastructure..The design of the coat of arms and the flag used by Marbella city hall has been the subject of controversy. According to some sources, GIL changed these symbols without any consensus or heraldic rigor, nor had they been vetted by the Junta de Andalucía, so that different factions claim the rehabilitation of the shield granted by the Catholic Monarchs to the city in 1493 and official recognition of a flag designed in accordance with prevailing standards of vexillology..The 4 ports of Marbella are primarily recreational; although both Puerto Banús and the Puerto de la Bajadilla are permitted to dock cruise ships, neither operates regular service to other ports.. The port of Bajadilla is also home to the fishermen's guild of Marbella and is used for the transport of goods...

Puerto José Banús, more commonly known as Puerto Banús is a marina located in the area of Nueva Andalucía, to the southwest of Marbella, Spain on the Costa del Sol. It was built in May 1970 by José Banús, a local property developer, as a luxury marina and shopping complex. It has since become one of the largest entertainment centres in the Costa del Sol, with 5 million annual visitors, and is popular with international celebrities...Luxury cars like Rolls Royces and high end sports cars like Ferrari's, Lamborghinis and Mercedes Benz are a common sight in the summer months around Marbella and Peurto Banus.. These cars are brought to the eye of the public via huge showrooms and dealerships showcasing the latest supercars..From November 30, 1963, to January 23, 1965, there was no Billboard R&B singles charts..Beginning August 23,1969, the rhythm and blues was replaced in favor of "soul", and the chart was renamed to "Best Selling Soul Singles"...The Malaga Airport is 60 km (37 mi) away. There is a good network of roads and transport services connecting Puerto Banús with adjacent towns and suburbs..From Malaga airport, transport options include car rental, taxi, or bus. The main road A-7 also known as the Autovia del Mediterraneo on its way to Puerto Banus has the toll road or the non toll road which is worth taking because of the beautiful views from the Costa..Its streets are lined with expensive luxury boutiques like Christian Dior, Gucci, Bvlgari, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and others.. love you like a rose loves rainwater, like a leopard loves its partner in the jungle, like..I am going to have to turn this opportunity down.. No, you are going to have to turn this opportunity knocks!..You're on 2 per cent, two and a half, maybe even 3..Nice telephone voice...

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