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Goat breaks glass item in jewellery shop after Cartagena police chase in Spain’s Murcia region

A black goat caused chaos in Cartagena's main shopping area after running around the city and smashing a glass item in a jewellery store. The...

Thieves fake ID cards unmask home jewellery robberies in Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing jewellery from homes in Cartagena, Elche and Petrer as well as much further afield in...

Teenager dies after lifeguard tower partially collapses on Mar Menor area beach in Spain

AN 18-year-old man died on Tuesday after a late-night drinking session on a San Pedro del Pinatar beach turned to tragedy. Up to a dozen...

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...

Violent Costa Blanca and Murcia bank robbery gang arrested in Spain

A violent bank robbery gang has been arrested in Alicante Province and Murcia, with three men jailed. The Guardia Civil raided addresses in Fortuna and...

Kamikaze motorist drives 12 kilometres down wrong side of Murcia motorway in Spain

A drunk driver caused mayhem on a Murcia region motorway after travelling for 12 kilometres on the wrong carriageway. The 72-year-old man was lucky not...

Teenage boy dies after shooting himself in the head in Spain’s Murcia region

POLICE are looking into the circumstances behind the death of a boy, 16, after he shot himself in the head. The tragedy happened around 7.00...

Spain’s government tries to overturn new Murcia airport name over link to General Franco

SPAIN'S Superior Court will hear a bid to overturn the naming of Murcia's airport at Corvera in tribute to local air pioneer, Juan de...

‘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...

Tortoise and the scare: Three abandoned reptiles spotted plodding around Spain’s Murcia

THREE tortoises were spotted roaming the streets of Sangonera le Seca, Murcia on Wednesday July 13. Murcia police said the tortoises had been likely been...

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...

1,000 litres of breast milk donated in Spain’s Murcia

BY Livia Cockerell Since the Murcian Health Service initiated a breast milk donation service back in March 2021, around 1,000 litres of milk has been...

Murcia tourism goes ‘blue’ as region in southeastern Spain promotes diving spots  

MURCIA has gone down a new route in its tourism industry, promoting ´blue tourism´. Many local authorities and tourist boards are talking about the need...

Doctor punched and paramedic almost strangled during home visit in Spain’s Murcia City

A doctor and paramedic were assaulted during to a home visit to a Murcia City patient. The double attack saw the doctor punched in the...

Greengrocer who held up seven banks in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain is caught after skipping jail...

A greengrocer turned professional bank robber who did not return to prison after getting a release permit, has been arrested in Hondon de los...

Narcoboat and money laundering gang broken up in Costa Blanca and Almeria areas of Spain

A drug smuggling gang used high-speed boats to ship narcotics from North Africa to Spanish beaches and marinas before resorting to money laundering to...

Classical crooners Il Divo return to finish tour in Spain

WORLD famous classical crossover group Il Divo have announced they will continue the Spanish leg of their tour after putting it on hold due...

Bogus sports physiotherapist abused child athlete on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN unqualified sports physiotherapist has been arrested for sexual assaulting a child aged under 16. The Guardia Civil detained the 43-year-old man at his Alicante...

Police in Spain’s Valencia arrest blackmailers extorting men who booked escorts

THE Guardia Civil in Valencia has brought down a blackmail gang targetting men who cancelled appointments with escorts. Five Spanish nationals- four men and a...

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...

One of UK’s ‘most wanted’ accused of £30 million fraud is arrested in Spain’s Murcia region

A 25-year-old British man on the run since 2020 for crimes of fraud and money laundering has been arrested in the Murcia area of...

British consultant accused of defrauding UK expats in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas over Spanish residency cards

A 33-year-old British man has been arrested in the Murcia region for allegedly defrauding 25 fellow expats in Spain. The man arranged Spanish residency cards...

Young robbers steal from churches in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Murcia areas to pay for luxury hotel stays and...

A gang of young thieves plundered churches across the Murcia and Alicante Province areas in a robbery wave that started in January. Nine people have...

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