Thursday, December 2, 2021

Mar Menor

Chef Jose Andres tells rival politicians to join forces to stop pollution in the Mar Menor in Spain

INTERNATIONAL chef and philanthropist, Jose Andres, has told rival Spanish political leaders to come together to stop pollution in the Mar Menor. Asturias-born Andres won...

Big government plan to fight pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon is announced in Spain’s Murcia region

A plan to combat pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon has been unveiled in Murcia this Thursday by Spain's Ecological Transition minister, Teresa Ribera. The...

Pig farm slurry discharges may be causing Mar Menor lagoon pollution in Spain

A big rise in intensive pig farming may have played a significant role in pollution suffered by the Mar Menor lagoon in recent years. Environmentalists...

Drug smugglers caught loading four tonnes of hashish from Mar Menor fishing boat onto a lorry in Spain

CUSTOMS officers pounced in San Pedro del Pinatar as a fishing boat cargo of 4.3 tonnes of hashish was being unloaded. A refrigerated lorry pulled...

Massive demonstration over Mar Menor pollution sends message to Murcia government in Spain

PROTESTORS hit Murcia City's streets on Thursday evening(October 7) to call for action to stop pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon. No official attendance figures...

Campaigners send Mar Menor lagoon pollution complaint to EU which pins blame on Spain’s politicians

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have sent a formal complaint to the EU over the pollution problems at the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The joint submission sent by...

Mother arrested for forcing her two sons to live homeless on the streets of the Mar Menor in Spain

A Los Alcazares woman has been arrested for child abandonment after throwing out her two sons from her home to 'teach them a lesson'. Their...

Scaremongering! Spanish Wealth Tax – your Pensions & Investments.

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Without fail, every time there’s a new piece of legislation or an update that may affect...

Green ‘buffer zone’ could be created to fight Mar Menor lagoon pollution in Spain

A green 'buffer zone' of 390 hectares has been suggested in a bid to reduce pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The proposed...

Massive human chain formed around the Mar Menor lagoon in Spain to protest against environmental disaster

THOUSANDS of people formed a human chain around the Mar Menor on Saturday(August 28) in protest over tons of dead fish washing ashore. Residents and...

Pensions, Annuities & Tax Fraud in Spain – a ticking time bomb…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Every now and then an email lands in my inbox or a member of the public...

Boy joyrider took mum’s car keys for regular overnight spins around La Manga area of Spain’s Mar Menor

A 15-year old boy went on an early morning joyride on around La Manga on Murcia's Mar Menor coast after taking his mother's car...

Former girlfriend arrested after ex-partner is killed and dumped in burning car in Spain’s Murcia region

A Murcia region man is suspected of killing his girlfriend's ex-partner and then putting the body into a blazing car. Two people have been arrested...

Spain’s government refuses ’emergency’ status for Mar Menor lagoon despite dead fish washing ashore for over a week

SPAIN'S government will not declare the Mar Menor an 'emergency' area as it continues its war of words with its regional counterpart. Madrid's refusal follows...

Thousands of dead fish and marine life wash onto beaches of the polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

PROSECUTORS will investigate a new incident of dead fish washing onto Mar Menor beaches yesterday(August 16). In October 2019, swathes of oxygen-starved fish washed onto...

Why the Mar Menor in Spain has become Europe’s saddest example of environmental vandalism

THE Mar Menor in Murcia is Europe's largest saltwater lagoon but also one of the continent's saddest stories over the ravages of pollution. It's an...

Costa Blanca-based opticians in Spain get robbed for the fourth time this year by the same gang

CROOKS have robbed a store owned by the Alicante-based chain, Optima Optica, for the fourth time in six months. They took at least a hundred...

Should you move your pensions into one pot?

By Tracy Storer, Senior Partner, Chorus Financial. If you've had more than one job since your career begun, it's likely you've got pensions with different...

Surge in COVID-19 cases among young people sees new rules on alcohol sales and social gatherings in Murcia area...

A 70% rise in COVID-19 cases in the last week has forced the Murcia government to ban alcohol sales in shops after 10.00 pm. They've...

Armed men suspected of ‘starvation’ robbery at a Lidl supermarket in Mar Menor area of Spain

TWO men brandished a gun at a Lidl supermarket in San Javier this morning(July 15) to steal a full trolley of food items. The duo...

New restrictions for bars and restaurants in parts of Spain’s Murcia region as COVID-19 cases double in a week

BARS and restaurants in 13 Murcia region municipalities will cut indoor capacity by 70% to 30% from tomorrow(July 14) due to rising COVID-19 cases. The...

43 companies face court summons over Mar Menor water pollution in Murcia region of Spain

A judge investigating the illegal dumping of improperly-treated water into the Mar Menor has been given a new list of potential polluters. Judge Angel Garrote...

Teenage runaway infected with COVID-19 forces bus passengers into quarantine in Murcia region of Spain

AROUND 60 bus passengers are in self-isolation for COVID-19 after an infected teenage girl skipped confinement from a mental health facility. Cartagena Policia Local...

Did you sign up with a Financial Adviser in Spain?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms of...

Cold called about your pensions and investments in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Within the last 24 hours both myself and my colleague working from our Costa Blanca office...

Police make 43 arrests as poorly paid foreign farm workers are exploited in the Murcia area of Spain

EIGHT people have been arrested for exploiting foreign workers on a Murcia region farm. The Policia Nacional swooped on a Torre Pacheco finca and discovered...

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