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Murcia

Murcia’s Corvera airport in Spain celebrates fourth birthday as passenger numbers still struggle

FOUR years on from King Felipe opening the new Murcia regional airport at Corvera, the facility is still well short of passenger numbers seen...

Doctors warn about ‘collapse’ of hospital emergency units in Spain due to increased demand

DOCTORS are claiming that hospital emergency units are 'saturated', with patient demand up by over 40% in some parts of the country. The Spanish Society...

Angry farmers from south-eastern Spain descend on Madrid over major threat to crop irrigation

UP to 15,000 farmers took to the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to protest against new protection rules for the river Tajo which will...

Online journalist convicted in Spain’s Murcia for violating rights of Wolf Pack rape victim

A journalist on a far-right Murcia region website- La Tribuna de Cartagena- has been given a three-year jail term for publishing photos of a...

British shamens supplied clients with dangerous potions at Murcia healing retreat in Spain

A British couple have been arrested in Yecla for running an illegal spiritual healing business out of a finca. The Brits- aged 47 and 52...

Grand Hyatt will open its first hotel in Spain this spring in Mar Menor area

The Grand Hyatt group will open its first hotel in Spain following a franchise agreement with the La Manga Club and Resort in the...

Big criminal gang staged 30 shop robberies in Spain’s Mar Menor area

THE Guardia Civil have arrested 15 members of a gang that staged 30 shop robberies in San Javier and Los Alcazares. Four of the gang...

€4.7 million to be spent in 2023 removing biomass from polluted Mar Menor in Murcia

THE Murcia regional government has authorised €4.7 million to be allocated next year to continue the process of removing biomass from the Mar Menor...

Phone scam extorts bars and restaurants over ‘unpaid’ electricity bills on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil has broken up a Madrid gang who said they'd cut off electricity to 26 Alicante Province hotels and restaurants after falsely...

Heroic police dog pounces on gunman to end armed siege in Spain’s Murcia

ONE of Spain's top police dogs helped to bring an end to a 36-hour armed siege in Murcia on Saturday. Elko works for the Policia...

Snails and thistles: These are the weird and wonderful regional Christmas dishes eaten across Spain

CHRISTMAS would not look a lot like Christmas without traditional dishes and desserts. In countries like the United Kingdom, Christmas without roast potatoes and gravy...

Football coach accused of sexually abusing five boys in Spain’s Murcia region

A 29-year-old Spaniard has been arrested for sexually assaulting five boys aged between 12 and 16 who he coached at a Murcia football club. He...

Hotel owner in Spain’s Mar Menor beats off knife-wielding thief with iron bar

TWO robbers were beaten off by a Mar Manor hotel owner on Friday when the owner coshed one of them with an iron bar. They...

Seven women rescued from clutches of sex exploitation gang in Spain

SEVEN victims of a sex exploitation gang that operated in different parts of Spain have been freed by the Policia Nacional. Three men who pimped...

British charter TUI offer flights from Belfast to Mallorca for summer 2023

British charter airline TUI will start offering weekly flights direct between Belfast and Mallorca next summer. The carrier said the route would be offered every...

Family wins compensation battle after man dies following two-hour ambulance delay in Spain’s Murcia

THE family of a Mazarron man has got a €74,000 compensation payout after he died following a two-hour wait for an ambulance. The cash award...

Drone catches out British owners of remote rural marijuana farm in Spain’s Murcia

A drone caught out two British men who ran a marijuana farm in a remote area of the Murcia region. The Brits, aged 48 and...

British man arrested for killing wife who several times accused him of domestic abuse in Spain’s Murcia

A British man, 69, has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in the Murcia region for allegedly killing his wife. The British couple lived on...

Robbers use convoy of rented vehicles in warehouse robberies across Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR men have been arrested by the Policia Nacional for robbing eight industrial warehouses in Alicante Province and three premises in the Valencia and...

Fake physiotherapist accused of raping female clients at his Murcia home in Spain

A bogus physiotherapist from Totana, Murcia, has been jailed after he was arrested for raping at least three women. He was denied bail after a...

Budget airline EasyJet announces new direct flight routes between Murcia and Manchester

Popular budget airline EasyJet announced it would operate the new flight route between Manchester Airport and Region of Murcia’s Corvera International Airport in 2023.  Between...

Thieving bank manager loses unfair dismissal legal challenge in Spain’s Murcia

A sacked Murcia region bank manager has lost a bid to get his job back after stealing €8,335. He came up with a novel argument...

What Spain needs to solve worrying shortage of nurses

Spain is battling a concerning shortage of nurses and experts in the field have pointed out what is needed to solve the crisis. Spain...

Holiday property rental scam exposed in Mar Menor area of Spain

THREE scammers defrauded at least 15 people by taking deposits for bogus holiday properties in the Mar Menor area of Murcia. The trio- who pocketed...

€1.5 million pyramid scam in Spain sees arrests in Tenerife, Costa Blanca, and Murcia areas

A pyramid scheme that netted €1.5 million from unsuspecting investors has been brought down by the Guardia Civil. The two ring-leaders- an Italian national and...

Pervert pretends to be Justin Bieber fan to trick girl into sending him nude photos in Spain’s Murcia

A Murcia man, 60, has plead guilty to grooming a girl by pretending to be a fan of pop star Justin Bieber in a...

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