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Mar Menor

Temperature hits record high in polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE current heatwave has seen a record temperature high for the waters of the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The Mar Menor Scientific Committee said...

Demolition of infamous ‘ghost’ La Manga hotel on Spain’s Mar Menor could begin this autumn

MURCIA government permits have been granted to dismantle an unfinished La Manga hotel. Work on taking down the Lagomar Hotel could start this autumn, subject...

‘Dangerous’ gang of young robbers brought down in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

A band of young robbers branded as 'dangerous' by the Guardia Civil have been arrested in the Murcia region. They carried out at least 54...

Human trafficking gang planned fleet of charter boats for dangerous sea trips to Spain’s Murcia coast

FIVE members of a people trafficking and drug smuggling gang looking to expand in the Murcia region have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. Four...

Mass vehicle test scam sees defective cars getting ‘pass’ certificates in Spain’s Mar Menor area

A massive scam has been uncovered at San Javier's ITV vehicle testing station in the Murcia region, with defective cars sailing through road safety...

Thief takes surfboard-style La Manga sign from Mar Menor area of Spain and posts video of it in Madrid...

THE Guardia Civil is looking for a Madrid man who stole one of the iconic surfboard-style kilometre signs from the Mar Menor in Murcia. The...

Rising raw material prices dramatically push up new home building costs in Spain

RISING raw material prices have raised the construction cost of a 100 square-metre new home by around €14,000 according to Murcia's Federation of Construction...

Struggling Mar Menor beach bars want lower rents as swimmers stay away from polluted lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

BEACH bars on part of the Mar Menor are demanding lower rents and delayed payments due to low tourist numbers. The lagoon area, which has...

Dead fish return to Mar Menor lagoon shore as gloomy predictions become reality in Spain’s Murcia region

PREDICTIONS that heavy rainfalls earlier this year would kill more marine life in the Mar Menor lagoon have come true. Around 250 small dead fish...

Seven-year stretch for Catholic priest for grooming and sexually abusing boy in Spain’s Murcia area

A Catholic priest who sexually abused a boy has been sentenced to 7 years and 9 months in prison by the Murcia Provincial Court. Antonio...

Builder in Spain cons elderly Mar Menor home owner out of €7,000 via new bank account

A builder scammed an elderly Mar Menor client by stealing €7,000 from a new bank account that he helped her to open. The Guardia Civil...

British councillor announces resignation from Mar Menor council in Spain for health reasons

ILL health has forced a British councillor to resign from Los Alcazares council after being in post for just 13 months. Jo Scott filled a...

Far-right ‘ultras’ charged with hate crimes after tearing down gay ‘rainbow’ flag from public square in Spain’s Mar Menor...

TWO far-right extremists have been charged with hate crimes after tearing down and trampling on a gay 'rainbow' flag hoisted in a Los Alcazares...

New pollution ‘catastrophe’ warning for Mar Menor lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S Mar Menor lagoon is facing a new 'environmental catastrophe' according to a local council. Recent heavy rainfall and rising temperatures has led to increased...

Record Easter for tourist bookings claimed by Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is claiming a record high for Easter tourist accommodation bookings, following two years of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Regional President, Fernando Lopez Miras, said: “Preliminary...

Streaming giant Netflix signs ground-breaking deal in Spain

INTERNATIONAL streamer Netflix has signed its first-ever collaborative deal with a Spanish council which will see it support future TV and movie makers in...

Supermarket sweep as serial robber is caught shopping after police spend months trying to catch him in Spain’s Murcia...

AN eight-month probe to capture a serial robber has culminated in his arrest in a Murcia region supermarket. The Guardia Civil swooped on the shop...

Costa Blanca start-ups grow algae that doesn’t pollute water with nitrates as in case of Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

TWO new Alicante companies have joined forces to cultivate algae that stops nitrate pollution in water, as infamously seen over recent years at Murcia's...

‘Highly specialised’ Costa Blanca and Murcia robbery gang plundered dozens of homes and shops in five provinces of Spain

FOUR members of a Costa Blanca and Murcia-based gang have been jailed over 35 robberies in five Spanish provinces. The seven-strong crew, with previous arrests...

Three dead including baby in car crash on Murcia motorway in Spain

THREE people, including a baby, died after two cars collided in the Mar Menor area of Murcia on Sunday evening. Emergency services were called at...

European MPs end fact-finding visit to polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain ahead of drafting crucial report

A three-day fact-finding trip to the Mar Menor area by European MPs has ended with one of the delegation stating that the pollution problems...

Spain’s government launches web portal dedicated to Murcia’s polluted Mar Menor lagoon

A Spanish government website has launched a section dedicated to Murcia's Mar Menor lagoon and the pollution issues surrounding it. Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera,...

Telecoms firm in Murcia probed over pirated TV football matches beamed to bars and homes in Spain

THE Guardia Civil is investigating four people from a Murcia-based telecoms company for illegally distributing football matches to bars and restaurants as well as...

COVID-19 passports and early bar closures extended in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S current COVID-19 restrictions will be maintained until February 4. The region's Superior Court has approved the extension of the measures which were due to...

Avian flu restrictions imposed in Murcia after several bird deaths in northern Spain

SPAIN'S Murcia region has introduced restrictions on poultry farms in eight municipalities to counter the spread of avian flu. The presence of poultry has also...

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